Chapter 912: Merely the Position of an Imperial Preceptor, Who Would Care about It?
The entire area was in an uproar.
The great teachers looked at the kneeling Wanyan Mei before turning their gazes that were filled with shock toward Sun Mo. After that, the shock in their eyes changed to envy, hatred, and jealousy.
Were Wanyan Xiongba’s gifts valuable enough?
But to great teachers, once they accumulated wealth to a certain point, there was no more meaning to it.
In any case, regardless of a few hundred million or a billion, they could live in comfort every day and there wouldn’t be much difference. Hence, when they heard the gifts shouted by the chamberlain earlier, they could still act casual and discuss how to rate the quality of the pearls and gems from their luster.
But when Wanyan Mei knelt and implored Sun Mo to accept her as a personal student, the great teachers on the scene could no longer be calm.
Humans lived for fame or authority. Those who said they didn’t care weren’t qualified enough to obtain anything.
Even Confucius wanted his teachings to spread through the world with his disciples everywhere.
The students that great teachers wanted could generally be classified into two types.
The first type was those overflowing with talent. Even if it was someone poor, the great teachers wouldn’t mind. They would even be willing to take out their own money to help nurture the growth of the genius.
Because once their students were nurtured successfully and became famous throughout the world, it would bring great prestige to those great teachers.
The other type was the descendants of royalty.
One could say that in the future, the world would still belong to them. If someone could become their personal teacher, this meant that he or she would never lack money or status.
What was the highest title of a great teacher?
An imperial preceptor!
To guide the descendants of royalty…and when they ascended to the most valuable chair (throne) under the heavens, they could make use of their teacher’s knowledge to govern their country well, making sure their country prospers and their people at peace, hopefully allowing them to become the number one emperor in a millennium.
This was something every great teacher would thirst for the most.
By guiding a single person to influence the entire country or even the entire world. This was then what the phrase ‘not letting down one’s learning’ meant.
Right now, Wanyan Mei wanted to take Sun Mo as her personal teacher.
Although she might not become the country lord of Jin Country, seeing how much she was doted on by Wanyan Xiongba, her future title would definitely not be low.
Also, there would be several tens of thousands of citizens living in her fief. All of them might be influenced by Sun Mo’s teachings.
Naturally, leaving aside all of these, the glory of being able to become the personal teacher of a Jin Country’s princess would cause the other great teachers to feel so sour like they had a bellyful of lemons.
“Teacher Sun, Princess Wanyan is the most outstanding genius of our Dragon Subduing Academy. She has extraordinary talent in the study of spirit runes. You have truly picked up a treasure.”
“Yes, why are you still hesitating?”
The few vice headmasters immediately helped and spoke up for Wanyan Mei.
“Wanyan, what is your opinion on the study of spirit runes?”
Sun Mo asked.
Seeing that Sun Mo didn’t immediately accept Wanyan Mei or even let her get up, Wanyan Xiongba furrowed his brow.
Honestly speaking, although he had investigated Sun Mo before and knew Sun Mo had ancestor-level standard of expertise in the study of spirit runes, he only agreed to let her take Sun Mo on as a personal teacher because he valued Sun Mo’s peerless saint-tier cultivation arts and wanted to make a bet on Sun Mo’s future that he could become a secondary saint.
If he really became a saint, Wanyan Xiongba would profit immensely.
In any case, he didn’t lack gold, silver, or precious gems. He believed as long as he gave Sun Mo enough face, this matter would be settled.
But he didn’t expect that Sun Mo wasn’t bothered about the title ‘imperial preceptor’ at all.
Wanyan Mei fell silent.
She had never considered this question. She only felt that spirit runes were very interesting, and she could suppress other geniuses in this subject. This was why she wanted to research it more deeply.
“Why are alchemy and weaponsmithing the two most popular subjects?” Sun Mo lifted his hands. “Get up first.”
Wanyan Mei shook her head. The matter of taking on a personal teacher had its own rules and etiquette. She wouldn’t be able to get preferential treatment despite being a princess.
Sun Mo didn’t force her either as he continued to explain. “Alchemy pills can cure the ill and earn wealth. They can also help oneself to break through to a higher cultivation realm. All of these are benefits that can be seen directly.
“As for weaponsmithing, one would be able to create stronger weapons to arm themselves and become stronger. As long as top-rated weapons appeared, there would be an instant effect of boosting one’s strength.
“What about spirit runes?”
“From my point of view, although spirit runes can earn money as well, there’s even more to it. It represents the future. It represents an energy that can transform the impossible into the possible. Spirit runes can allow one to soar in the sky, to tunnel through the earth, to make this world a magical world.”
Sun Mo introduced.
“Wow, he can really boast!”
The lips of the great teachers twitched. Alchemy and weaponsmithing were the two most popular subjects that were publicly acknowledged. (It’s fine that you want to boast about spirit runes, but can you not trample on the other two subjects?)
The majority of great teachers wanted to give Wanyan Xiongba some face, hence, they didn’t interrupt. But some high-ranking great teachers didn’t care about this. They directly shouted.
“In that case, can your spirit runes make mountains crumble and rivers flow in reverse? Allowing withered trees to revitalize?”
Sun Mo looked over and smiled. “Naturally, yes.”
Mocking laughter rang out everywhere.
Even Wanyan Xiongba and the few vice headmasters were frowning. Sun Mo’s words were a little too exaggerated.
Wanyan Mei furrowed her brows in contemplation.
“Wanyan. I’m saying all of this not because I want you to be enlightened right now and realize great logic from your contemplation. Rather, I want to give you a direction to let you see this subject clearly.”
Sun Mo looked at this genius before him. “As for taking me on as a personal teacher, let’s scrap that temporarily. But if you have any questions in the study of spirit runes, you can come and ask me any time. I will definitely answer them meticulously and not hide any of my knowledge.”
Upon hearing that Sun Mo rejected Wanyan Mei, the great teachers who had been mocking him took in a breath of cold air. How many people could be so calm in the face of becoming an imperial preceptor?
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An Xinhui turned her head sideways slightly and surveyed Sun Mo, feeling that he was very handsome.
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