Taking a short breather, Headmaster Zegel continued his prolix explanation, “Every term we have our new students participate in a custom Guild Test to get a better understanding of what their abilities are and how much they are able to endure. We then determine which guild is more suitable for their future development. Each guild has its own unique characteristics, therefore, the learning process differs in each one. Being in a guild is beneficial for your overall growth process and social experiences. You’ll get to participate in various group assignments; get a lot of practical training experience in the field and several other meritorious achievements that I won’t be discussing. I’ll leave that bit of information to the Guild Masters as they introduced themselves.”
“First Guild Master…” Headmaster Zegel gestured to the beautiful lady standing to his farthest left on the podium. She possessed a moderate humanoid physique that accentuated her mature voluptuousness. She was cloaked in pinkish silver plumage that formed the illusion of a neat oriental style dress that had a slit down the laterals. Moreover, the magnetic hue of her eyes enhanced her seductive elegance.
The feminine beauty stepped forward to introduce herself. “Greetings fledglings. I am called Arehas, the master and instructor of the most famous guild in this academy that excels in information gathering and surveillance. It is known as the Lustful Melody Guild.”
The students were slightly taken aback by the guild's name. “The Lustful Melody Guild, what kind of R-rated name is that? Are they promoting lewdness in that guild?”
Mou became aroused hearing this. He scanned his lascivious eyes all across Arehas’s sexy body and thought internally, ‘With a smoking body like that she could seduce the information out of anyone she wanted to.’
“Hmm…?” Lyra who was abreast of Mou recognized his smutty expression and called him a pervert.
Mou protested, “Lyra I didn’t say anything.”
“I saw how you were eyeing her boobs and knew exactly what you were thinking.” Lyra cut her eyes at him, making Mou feel frustrated.
The leader of the Lustful Melody Guild continued her introductory speech. “We offer the general studies of theoretical comprehension in both aspects of metaphysical studies and classical mundane lectures. We also offer an S-class program where you’ll learn numerous methods to increase your Krowqui evolvement super doper fast and also develop your own techniques. I’m looking forward to having you join my guild.”
After her speech ended, Arehas sat gracefully in her designated chair. When she crossed her thick thighs, it further accentuated her seductive vibrations that stirred something deep within the male participants of the crowd below.
“Damn, she’s so hot!”
“Yeah, she’s smoking hot!”
“If I join her guild then I’ll be able to stare at that luscious body all day long.” The licentious fledglings continued to whisper lewd thoughts among themselves.
The Guild Master who was next in line after Arehas commenced his introduction. He was lean built with a slender appearance to his mien that highlighted his intelligence. “Good morning newcomers. I’m known as Ubis, master of the Six Laved Guild.”
Hearing this, Mou thought out loudly, “Did he just say Sex Slave Guild? That’s what he said right?” He looked at Lyra for answers.
“No, you perv. He said, Six Laved Guild. But of course, you would hear sex with that smutty mind of yours.”
Mou didn’t like her scolding tone. “Lyra, why do you keep picking on me like that?”
“It’s because she likes you.” Answered a female student standing directly behind them.
Lyra protested, “No, I don’t. How could someone like a pervert such as him?”
“Hey, cool it with the dis, Lyra. I’m a very likeable fellow.”
Drazil who was just a step ahead of them couldn’t tolerate their annoying bickering anymore. He turned his beak to face them and said to Lyra specifically, “Shut your plucking beak, bitch. I’m trying to listen here.”
“What did you just call me?” Lyra felt offended, she was getting ready to open a can of whup-ass on Drazil’s disrespectful beak but Mou stepped ahead of her, placed a hand on his shoulder and said to him in a serious tone:
“Hey, man that’s no way to talk to a pretty lady. Why don’t you apologize to her?”
Drazil glared back at Mou with flames burning in his eyes. “You better get that filthy hand off my shoulder, otherwise, you won’t have it to ever wank off with again.”
“Woah, am I sensing some malice here? I think these 2 are about to fight.” The surrounding students completely drifted from Ubis’s prolix introduction and gave all of it to Mou and Drazil as they fiercely stared at each other.
Perceiving what was going on below him, Headmaster Zegel stomped his cane on the hard wood to acquire their attention. “Silence!” He looked to the Guild Master who had the floor. “Ubis please continue.”
“Ahem, as I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted.” He glared specifically at Drazil. “My Six Laved Guild is one that accommodates advanced Alchemy and also specialized in mixing Nuquo Essences. For those of you who aren’t aware, Nuquo Essence is the basis of all of nature’s ingredients. In other words, the intelligent nucleus beyond the atomic principle. Those who perform the mixing of these essences are called Alchemists. They are 3 major branch titles of Alchemy. These are; Essence Mixers, the one I’ve just referred to; Spell Casters and Relic Makers. I am a 6th stage Alchemist well versed in all specific fields. My Six Laved Guild is responsible for the production of many high ranked pills. Most of you here are probably familiar with the Lush Instant Recovery Pill.”
The students were amazed. “The Lush Instant Recovery Pill? I heard the Alchemist who concocted that magnificent pill received the generous reward of millions of Gold Feathers each day. So this is him, the Six Laved Guild master.”
Ubis continued, “Like all the other Guilds we do have the course of general study which include Krowqui strengthening, self-thought analysis, body strengthening, Mental Quanta enchantment, etc. Group assignments will also be given along with spirit formations, induced selective meditations and many other interesting courses. I look forward to having you on my team of progressive development.”
“You sound just like a salesman.” Said the unintroduced 3rd Guild Masters mockingly. He had more of a ragged, unscrupulous thug look. His chest feathers were partially shaved to expose his mesomorphic attributes. He was the tallest among the Guild Masters if not one of the tallest crows occupying space in Crowjun Soul Academy; also he was the most disrespectful among his peers. With an unreserved and arrogant attitude, he placed his foot onto the wooden balcony then looked condescendingly at the students below him.
“Yo, newbies. You’re looking at the strongest crow in this academy and master of the strongest guild. My underlings call me Ragieff. My Death Bringer Guild specializes in hunting wild and powerful beasts! We are all well versed in the art of slaughtering our enemies. Only the strongest crows can enter my guild. I don’t accept weaklings… like you!” He pointed at the person who had the lowest level of Krowqui.
“Me?” Gnihzur felt briefly embarrassed to be pointed out like that for everyone’s ridicule.
This caused Drazil to chortle. “Ha-ha-ha!”
After pointing out the weak presence that stained his eyes, Ragieff sat down in his chair. That was the end of his introductory speech; short, threatening and humiliating.
“That big oaf. Is he trying to scare the fledglings?” Thought the Lustful Melody Guild Master upon witnessing Ragieff’s preamble speech.
The Guild Master next in line who wore clear glasses along with the adornment of many shining ornaments tried to placate the animosity that Ragieff stirred up. “Please don’t be alarmed by the Death Bringer Guild Master’s previous outburst. He has what we call an uncouth character. On the behalf of the 7 guilds, I sincerely apologized.”
Ragieff felt offended hearing this. “Oi, Heera, you want me to knock your ass down? Don’t apologize for me.”
Ragieff was utterly ignored by the 4th Guild Master who continued his preamble speech. “My name is Heera and I am...”
“Oi, bastard! Are you ignoring me?” Ragieff became livid. His bane was being entirely ignored.
Seeing this act of enmity between Guild Masters made the students thought, “I guess they don’t all get along with each other.”
“So it may seem.”
Heera continued, “I’m the head of the Summair Tactician Guild. As the name states, we specialized in creating tactics and strategies to manipulate certain situational flows. We combine metaphysical and analytical statistics to better formulate circumstantial results for an individualized and generalised predicament. We believe in the motto, ‘Fate and knowledge are complete with wisdom.’ Adhering to this principle we have formulated 1,022 training regimes that have greatly benefited myriads of our students in their specialized Krowqui development. We provide that program for you to improve fast and efficiently by stimulating the DNA itself. That is why out of the 7 guilds we have the highest guild members. Not that I’m bragging or anything but it is the truth according to statistical data.”
“You’re totally bragging.” Said Ragieff in his sudden outburst.
“Fhm.” Heera tipped the frame of his monocles as he ignored Ragieff and sat down.
“It’s my turn now.” After Heera rested his bottom, the 5th Guild Master flew into the air for all to properly adorn her petite, moreover, humble appearance. The colourful radiant strands of her feathers made her resemble a goddess.
“It’s nice to make your acquaintance students. My name is Berrel-kitiary the master of the Orium Guild. We have no one speciality. We are well versed in many given aspects of your evolution. We do a little bit of everything. It would be a pleasure to have you join my guild.” Finished speaking, she landed in front of her chair and sat down.
“That was brief.” Said the 6th Guild Master. He was more mature than any of the other Guild Masters and had a dark aura about him. “Greeting younglings. I’m the current master of the Dark Viper Guild. You may call me Gairo. My guild specialized in teaching forbidden arts that feed off the souls of nature’s bodies. ”
“That sounds terrifying.” Said one of the students.
Gairo continued, “We provide an alternative to building Krowqui stability. By learning the forbidden arts you’ll be able to execute high-level skills even if your Krowqui is at a mediocre level. But the learning process is very harsh. Many students have already passed on into the afterlife while undergoing our training. Some who couldn’t take the pressure switched guilds because they feared death. That is all.”
Gairo sat down. His introductory speech left a sour taste in the students' mouths, more so than Ragieff’s earlier intimidation.
“There’s no way I’m joining that Dark Viper Guild.”
“Where is the other Guild Master? I thought they were supposed to be 7.”
“The Headmaster said before that, that specific Guild Master didn’t show up.”
“But couldn’t they have sent a representative?”
Hearing the content of the students' conversation, Headmaster Zegel garnered their attention and told them, “They are indeed 7 guilds residing in this academy. The missing Guild Master is called Anaday. Her guild is known as the Shadow Guild which is considered to be the strongest in my opinion. They maintain an elusive presence throughout this academy. I won’t speculate further, I’m sure you’ll get to meet her in the near future. Now I believe it is time for the Guild Test to commence.”
Saying this, Headmaster Zegel raised his modified staff which projected a 3D holographic image of a giant nest encasing a mysterious dark forest. “This place is Vultures Byte. It’s the arena where your Guild Test will be taking place. You will all be teleported here after I’ve finished explaining the rules and conditions of your Guild Test.”