Don Albert had taken on the role of director of the admissions office at the Elys-Champ Hot Spring and was fully prepared to welcome the new students.
He had gone above and beyond, providing complete daily necessities for each student, along with uniform training clothes and study stationery. The practice uniforms were made with exquisite materials and featured comfortable Tai Chi suits.
To highlight the consistency, Don Albert had even gone as far as to have someone hand-embroider a ginkgo leaf on the left chest of each training uniform.
According to him, if there was any leaf that could represent Chinese traditional culture, it was the ginkgo leaf. The result was a truly unique representation of Chinese culture.
In addition to registering information and distributing supplies, Don Albert had taken on the responsibility of arranging the groups and dormitories for the students. With hundreds of rooms at the Elys-Champ Hot Springs Villa, accommodation conditions were spacious and each person had their independent room.
Following Jagoan’s instructions, Don Albert had divided the guest room area of the hot spring hotel into separate bedroom zones for men and women. Since the majority of the students were male, the ordinary rooms were allocated to male students as dormitories, while the deluxe suites were reserved for female students.
The rooms in both the men’s and women’s dormitories had been re-numbered and allocated based on the order of registration. Don Albert had also grouped the students into groups of 10 according to the order of the student numbers at registration, as per Jagoan’s orders.
Master Vail, the only tutor in charge of teaching, had been fully focused on helping Jagoan since he realized the stakes at hand.
He had even gone as far as to print all eight chapters of his lesson plans for the “Great Way of Harmonious Unity” handed down by the Mystic Harmony Sect’s ancestors into a book.
Whenever a student reported to him, he handed over the prepared textbook, containing only the content of the first chapter. This was not because he still had reservations, but because having taught so many disciples in the Mystic Harmony Sect, he was very aware of most people’s practice habits.
Once students were handed all the course content, they couldn’t resist the temptation to skip ahead and learn the later chapters in secret. Even before the first chapter had begun, many students would already be practicing the second or even the eighth chapter.
While this behavior was understandable for gifted students with excellent posture, it would only serve as a distraction for most students who needed to lay a solid foundation, disrupting their rhythm and wasting their energy.
To combat this, Master Vail had marked the first chapter on the textbook’s title and included the words “eight chapters” in brackets after it, creating a sense of anticipation for what was to come.
At first, the students didn’t see much content and assumed it was just another incomplete mental method. However, when they saw the total of eight chapters, they realized that this mental method was longer than any they had come across before. Even the teachings passed down by Jackson Karrde, the Master of Jagoan, didn’t cover such a vast expanse of knowledge.
The students were now eagerly looking forward to what was to come, their curiosity piqued by the prospect of delving into this extensive mental method.