Chapter 802: Talent Wasted
“The chief high priest of the Darkness Shrine now is Master Sendros, who's also a very admirable elder. Under his lead, the Darkness Shrine has recovered quite a bit. However, Master Sendros sensed some abnormality at the Eternal Darkness Altar recently. He thinks that the catastrophe in the past may occur again, so he is rather worried.” Lin Li continued to introduce the situation of the Darkness Shrine now. Although he had just entered the Darkness Shrine not too long ago, Sendros had already considered him the incarnation of darkness, so he didn't treat Lin Li as an outsider. Because of that, Lin Li knew quite a lot about the Darkness Shrine.
Rogge nodded. He was very satisfied with Sendros as his successor. However, he frowned upon hearing Lin Li mention the other high priests in the Darkness Council, and asked, “Aren't you a member of the Darkness Shrine, Felic?”
“I manage a small Guild of Magic in the Breezy Plains. Master Sendros invited me to the Darkness Shrine as a guest during this period, and I encountered this situation.” Lin Li wasn't being humble. Although the Tower of Dusk was developing pretty well now, its was still merely a small Guild of Magic compared to the Darkness Shrine. He didn't mention that Sendros had invited him because of this incident, and reversed the cause-effect order. If not, he'd have to explain about the matter regarding the incarnation of darkness.
“No wonder! With your abilities, you could definitely enter the Darkness Council if you were in the Darkness Shrine. Are Apophis and the Supreme Council blind without Geresco? How can they just let you be the President of a small Guild of Magic! If Geresco knew about this, he'd probably be angry to death.” Evidently, Rogge attributed Lin Li's position as the President of a Guild of Magic to the misjudgment of the Supreme Council. He wasn't at all polite to scold all the arbitrators in the Supreme Council, including Apophis. In Anril now, given that Geresco was nowhere to be found, perhaps Rogge was the only one who had the right to scold Apophis.
Apophis was so unjustly scolded. Lin Li silently wiped his sweat, and could only apologize to Apophis in his heart.
“Felic, why don't you come to the Darkness Shrine? I will give you a token, and you can pa.s.s the token to Sendros when you go back. I believe that you'll definitely be able to secure a place in the Darkness Shrine given your abilities.” As someone who valued talent, Rogge wanted to recruit this young genius mage for the Darkness Shrine given the fact that its recent developments were not so good.
Actually, there was nothing wrong with Rogge's thoughts. After all, other than President Aldwin of the Alanna Guild of Magic, other Presidents seldom reached Legendary-level. President Gerian of the Jarrosus Guild of Magic was only level-15 when he first became President. The Presidents from the Guilds of Magic of other countries were also only level-17 or 18. On the other hand, Lin Li was a Legendary-mage at the peak of level-23. It was really a waste of talent for him to be the President of a Guild of Magic.
Obviously, Lin Li couldn't boast that his Tower of Dusk would surpa.s.s the Darkness Shrine sooner or later in front of Rogge. He could only give excuses such as he didn't have the aspiration, and was already very content with his current status. Rogge could naturally sense Lin Li's reluctance, and didn't speak of joining the Darkness Shrine anymore. After giving Lin Li a long look, he moved on to another topic.
After some conversation, Lin Li understood more about incidents that had happened during the Dark Age. He also told Rogge briefly about the current situation in Anril. By then, Lin Li felt it was about time for him to leave since he could neither teach Nefa a lesson nor obtain the branch of Eternity. Moreover, the catastrophe at the Darkness Shrine last time was because Rogge had been asleep. Now that High Priest Rogge was awakened, the catastrophe probably wouldn't occur again.
“High Priest, I'm honored to discuss so many questions with you. However, Master Sendros is probably very anxious now given that I have come in for so long. Do you have any word for me to bring back for the Darkness Shrine?” asked Lin Li respectfully.
Rogge contemplated for a moment, and replied, “I indeed have a favor to ask.”
“Please. I will do whatever I can to help you.” Lin Li didn't hesitate to reply, not only because he needed Rogge's help to go back, but also out of respect for this high priest. Moreover, he believed that Rogge wouldn't request him to do something above his capabilities. Thus, he was very happy to do something for this admirable elder.
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Rogge nodded, and said, “It's not a difficult task. I hope that you can go back to the mountaintop and tell that little black dragon that I can give him the branch of Eternity. However, he has to come down to help me with something first.”
“Huh, it's not like that. Did you meet Rogge below?” Nefa knew that Rogge had revealed all his tricks, so he didn't know how to reply to Lin Li at this moment, and could only change the topic.
“You should be very clear what I mean!” Lin Li struggled to stop himself from skinning this dragon, and sneered, “High Priest Rogge wants to see you. If you want to obtain the branch of Eternity, follow me to the foot of the mountain now.”
Nefa's eyelids twitched. From Lin Li's words, he knew that the tormenting power suddenly disappeared because of Rogge. Rogge's abilities must have improved considerably during his slumber. Although that confining power had disappeared, Nefa knew that he was still not free. Other than the fact that he didn't have to endure the tortures of this fire element world's power, the circ.u.mstances he was in now were no different from before.
“Okay.” Nefa nodded unwillingly. Although he knew that Rogge wouldn't call him for anything good, he had no other choice. Where else could he go? His good brother was still waiting to kill him in Anril, while this fire element world was totally a forbidden zone for him.
Seeing that Nefa had agreed, Lin Li didn't wait for him, and directly flew downhill. Nefa looked around, thought for a moment, and followed Lin Li with a bitter smile on his face. Although Nefa didn't want to work for Rogge, the enticement of the branch of Eternity was too strong. Even though he had told Lin Li that he could take the branch away, Lin Li would never be able to get the branch even if that plan was successful.
The two soon reached the foot of the volcano. Rogge stood there waiting for them, his body burning in flames. Originally, Nefa had thought little of Lin Li's abilities. After all, a level-23 Legendary-mage was just a bigger ant to a Sanctuary-realm powerhouse. However, after this flight, Nefa was shocked to realize that he couldn't even catch up with this human mage using Power of Flight even though he was a wyrm and flying was instinctive for him.
Obviously, Nefa wouldn't know that Lin Li could use the Levitation Spell like the Power of Flight back when he had been just an Archmage. After stepping into the Legendary-realm, he put in immense effort to practice his Power of Flight. Not to mention power, there were less than 10 people in Anril who could catch up with Lin Li. Although Lin Li often seemed like he would confront all obstacles with bravery, he didn't slack at all in terms of obtaining skills that allowed him to retreat fast when his life was threatened.
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