482 An Unknown Attack
Before the sky brightened, an urgent message from the registrar's office was received. It was definitely not a good thing.
Lin Huang immediately jumped out of bed and washed up. He chewed on a breath-freshening gum and left after changing his clothes.
When he arrived at the field, two of the deputy deans and the staff from the registrar's office were already there. The rest of the teachers then trickled in.
Lin Huang soon noticed that many of the screens on the field had experienced a blackout. Less than half of the screens were still working, and a few of them turned black only after Lin Huang arrived.
"Is there a signal failure?" That was Lin Huang's first reaction.
However, he soon realized that it was not as simple as he thought. "If it's a signal failure, the blackout won't happen one by one. It seems like the Surveillance Mosquitoes are under attack."
Lin Huang immediately looked at the screen that showed the recording of Lin Xin's team. The screen had not blacked out but he could see that there were about three tents shrouded in mist.
Despite not being able to see exactly what had happened, Lin Huang attempted to call Lin Xin.
"Sorry, the number that you have dialed is not available." Seeing the notification on the communication page, Lin Huang frowned.
He tried to call the rest of the students, and the same thing happened. Since the communication signal did not work, he opened the Heart Network and tagged all the students in the group. However, nobody replied to his message after more than ten seconds.
"Somebody has blocked the communication and network signals! The Surveillance Mosquito uses biological signals, and there's no way to block it. The screens going down one by one is most likely because somebody has killed the Surveillance Mosquitoes." In an instant, Lin Huang could guess what was happening.
More than 3,000 teachers gathered in the field. All of them knew that the urgent message that they received from the registrar's office was not a joke, so they dared not delay.
The Deputy Dean, Wang Zijun, said with a grave expression, "I'm sorry to disturb you at this time. Let me briefly explain what's happening.
"At about 3.30 a.m, the monitors began turning black. The staff on duty thought that it was a signal failure and looked for people to repair them. No problems were found, but the screens from the Surveillance Mosquitoes disappeared one by one. It has only been half an hour and we've lost more than half of the monitors. Furthermore, the communication and network signals have been blocked. We attempted to contact the staff stationed over there as well as the students, but we can't get through."
"Although we can't confirm what exactly has happened at the Mist Forest, we can verify that it is a man-made communication and network signal jamming. Perhaps, we have lost connection with the monitors because the Surveillance Mosquitoes have been killed. Our early assumption is that somebody has invaded the Mist Forest. The person must be going after the students."
Lin Huang clenched his fists tightly, staring at the screen displaying Lin Xin's team as he heard this.
"Since the Mist Forest is so large, I need you guys to help out so that we can search for them in the forest and bring all the students out safely," the Deputy Dean finally requested.
While the rest of them were discussing, some of them looked worried.
"Could it be the people from the underworld?"
"If they are from the Purple Crow or the Saint, even the reserve members are capable of killing all of us…"
Seeing their reactions, both of the Deputy Deans frowned.
"Those who are unwilling to go, it's fine. You may stay here together with Dean Zhang." Wang Zijun was helpless, but still, he had to compromise. "Whoever who's willing to go, follow me!"
As Wang Zijun finished his sentence, he took out the black dimensional portal he had earlier. As he tried to set it up, he frowned.
"What's happening? Why I can't set the location?"
"If I'm not mistaken, the group of people might have locked the dimension to avoid that we can rescue the students after finding out something's wrong," Lin Huang stood out from the crowd and said. "Since we can't set the location to the Mist Forest in the dimensional portal, then let's fix a location which is nearest to it."
"However, the nearest location that has been set in my dimensional portal is a B-grade foothold. It is more than 4,000 kilometers away from the Mist Forest." Wang Zijun's face turned grave. He never expected that the dimension of the Mist Forest would be locked. "If I were to fly at full speed, I'll need about one and a half hours to reach there. If the rest of them were to travel by riding on their flying mounts, they'd need at least three hours."
"Are there any of you that have set a location nearer to the Mist Forest?" Lin Huang gazed at the rest of the teachers as he had never set a location in that area before in his Black Ink.
There were more than 3,000 of them, but none of them could answer Lin Huang's question.
Most of the teachers did not actually have a dimensional relic. Even the minority of them who had had never set a location that was nearer to the Mist Forest.
The Martial Hunter College would organize the training at different places each month. If it was not necessary, the teachers would not normally go to the C-grade foothold or the D-grade foothold of a level-1 wild zone.
"We shall just use your dimensional relic then. If it's about 4,000 kilometers away, I'll only need an hour to reach there." Lin Huang then turned back and looked at Wang Zijun since nobody answered his question.
"An hour?" Although Wang Zijun could see that Lin Huang had already leveled up to white flame-level, he did not think that the flying speed of a white flame-level could be any faster than his.
Lin Huang was lazy to explain and directly summoned Thunder.
As Thunder extended its wings, measuring a length of about ten meters, its body was enveloped by purple electricity. It then landed next to Lin Huang, frightening the crowd.
"It's a double mutated monster, the Viridescent Thunderhawk! It has already achieved blue flame-level!" Qin Tianxing said in a low voice.
"You're an Imperial Censor…" Both Deputy Deans were shocked.
"Go back first. I'll summon you later." Lin Huang waved his hand and Thunder's body faded. After a short while, it completely disappeared.
"I'll see what's happening over there. You guys follow after me later." Lin Huang could not wait to go into the Mist Forest as he was worried that something had happened to Lin Xin.
"Alright, you go first. I'll arrange for people to back you up."
Wang Zijun was worried as Lin Huang wanted to go into the forest alone since the man had been hired by Liu Ming. He was unsure of the relationship between Lin Huang and Liu Ming. Moreover, his combat level was only on white flame-level. After seeing his blue flame-level summoning monster, he instantly felt that Lin Huang could be a huge assistance to them. It was impossible that a holy fire-level Imperial Censor could only summon one monster. He felt that Lin Huang's overall abilities would be on par with those who were on purple flame-level.
Wang Zijun immediately set the location in his dimensional portal and Lin Huang was the first to stride over to it.