Bringing Culture to a Different World - Chapter 334
Chapter 334: Chapter 334 – Choice
Yellow Mage was holding back his temper to finish listening to Joshua’s speech. But, after hearing what Joshua said, he was unable to keep his stern expression in check.
If the demon before him didn’t know about the corruption brought upon by the movies and the Voice of Norland, Yellow Mage would be able to steel his heart to weed out all those things from Norland at once.
But, Joshua not only knew about the negative influences of his creations, he even openly declared that he also wished to change the negative detrimental influences from his creations.
When looking from a certain point of view, this demon had the same sort of motive as Yellow Mage.
“You are correct, Joshua… We, as pioneers, must guide the mages far away from those dangerous temptations.”
Yellow Mage slowly raised the tea cup in his hand. After drinking all the tea in the cup, he placed the cup back on the desk.
Then, when this Sage raised his head, a dense cold sensation enveloped Joshua’s body. It seemed like tiny electric currents had seized Joshua’s clothes. The sound of soft electric crackles could be heard beside Joshua’s ears the entire time.
“Unfortunately, the only cure I could think of would be eliminating them like how we’ve eliminated magic craving crystals back then,” Yellow Mage’s tone was extremely flat. But, the air he gave off now was completely different from before. He was staring at the young demon across from him.
“Addiction is a poison that can take root in one’s mind. If they’re not completely uprooted, they wouldn’t be eliminated!”
At this moment, Joshua finally felt the imposingness of a Sage. The power contained in Yellow Mage’s aged body was simply immeasurable.
“In that case, Yellow Mage, you are free to give it a try.”
A small amount of gray magic power started spilling out from Joshua’s body. In an instant, the electric currents flowing through his clothes disappeared.
In an instant, the scent of danger filled the room. Standing behind Joshua, Ciri was already tightly holding onto her staff. Saik who stood beside Yellow Mage was also prepared to intervene to calm the two parties.
“Furthermore, I have not come here to plea for your leniency. I am purely here to present to you this invitation letter. The details are written in the letter. If you’re interested, you can reach me through Gray Mage at any time.”
Joshua had no desire to waste time and energy to confront this Sage. He directly stood up and placed his left hand on his chest to give a mage-style bow of courtesy toward Yellow Mage. Then, he left the room with Ciri.
“Teacher, you shouldn’t have scared them away.”
After seeing that Joshua and Ciri had left the room, Saik heaved a sigh. The aura emitted by Yellow Mage earlier was simply too terrifying. Even he, a senior law enforcer and the current chief, couldn’t help but feel his heartbeat accelerating and his breathing becoming difficult.
No matter how one looked at this, it would all seem like Yellow Mage was forcing them to leave.
“Scared away? Chaos Demons do not fear any mages,” Yellow Mage turned to look at the invitation letter on the desk. He felt the urge to raise his tea cup to drink a sip. But, when he did so, he discovered that his tea cup was already empty.
“Teacher, what are you feeling apprehensive about?”
Saik immediately refilled Yellow Mage Croshere’s tea cup. As Yellow Mage was looking at the invitation letter, he didn’t even notice that his tea cup was already empty.
Even though the Sage reacted like he was not concerned with the things spoken by the Chaos Demon, Yellow Mage was clearly only considering the matter with the invitation letter right now.
“Saik… do you still remember how we were getting rid of the magic craving crystals back then?” Yellow Mage asked all of a sudden.
“Of course. Back then, teacher charged into the largest corporation distributing the magic craving crystals and burned it down in a sea of flames. The magic craving crystals were all dragged to the open plaza and publicly crushed to bits. I remember that there were countless mages attempting to stop you,” Saik clearly remembers that night of many years past. Flames were burning in Norland’s central plaza. The flames continued to burn all night long.
“That vacant land has become Norland National Theater. If I am to burn down Norland National Theater in the same manner I did back then, how many years will I have to stay in prison?”
“According to Norland’s latest laws, arson, through either the use of fire source or fire based magic, in severe cases, is punishable by over thirty years of imprisonment. You wish to burn down Norland National Theater, one of Norland’s most famous buildings. Should you do so, another five years of imprisonment will likely be added,” Saik replied diligently to inform what the period of imprisonment would be should his teacher decide to commit arson.
“That’s quite severe. Who wrote those laws?”
“Sage Parliament,” replied Saik.
Yellow Mage grew silent. He quietly gulped down all the tea in his cup.
When Yellow Mage placed his cup back down, two wax-sealed scrolls were present before him. One was the one that he brought over, the permit to ban television in Norland. As for the other, it was the invitation letter from Joshua.
This Sage continued to sit before the desk for a very long time. His student Saik also stopped talking after pouring him another cup of tea.
It was like time had stopped. The tea had turned cold. Saik was to pour out the tea and pour a new cup of tea when Yellow Mage finally spoke.
“There’s no need. I have an inscription lesson this afternoon.”
After Yellow Mage spoke all of a sudden, he stood up from the chair, held his crutch and began to slowly walk toward the door.
“Teacher, are we to carry out the permit?” Saik noticed Yellow Mage had left the two scrolls on the desk.
“Wait till I finish my inscription lesson. I’ll do it myself,” said Yellow Mage.
“Then… about this invitation letter,” Saik picked up the invitation letter from the desk.
“I don’t need it. If you think it’s useless, throw it away.”
Yellow Mage pushed open the door and left Saik’s office after saying those words.
Saik looked at the two wax-sealed scrolls. The two scrolls represented two completely different choices.
The first choice was to abide by Norland’s tradition and use force to rid the arcanotech devices known as television corroding the minds of the youth.
As for the second choice, it was to reach a pragmatic compromise and lead Norland’s mages through a milder method.
In the past, Yellow Mage might choose the first choice without any hesitation. But, the era had changed. It was no longer an era where staff-holding mages could unbridledly kill criminals on the street..
Saik believed this also represented the future direction Norland will be proceeding toward. Yellow Mage’s decision was extremely important.
Should Yellow Mage choose the latter option, television will be thoroughly developed in Norland. It will bring Norland to a whole-new era.
Feeling slightly powerless, Saik sat before his desk. As Yellow Mage’s student, Saik should be supporting the decision from his teacher.Read latest Chapters at wuxiamobile.com Only
But, ever since that demon by the name of Joshua came to Norland, more and more travelers started coming to Norland from various other countries.
They did not come to Norland because Norland was famed for its magic knowledge. Instead, they came purely to watch the legendary movies or experience the mystical magic network sung by the wandering minstrels and bards.
That’s right… the miracles that Chaos Demon created in Norland has begun to quietly spread through the entire world.
Saik believed that the Voice of Norland will not be limited to Norland only. Not long after… both the magic network and the Voice of Norland will likely cover the entire world.