Chapter 795: Prelude to a massacre
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
What kind of place is Tiankeng?
An energy ruin, such similar places could be found everywhere within the Federation. It seems to be nothing extraordinary.
In fact, some personally looked for information regarding Tiankeng and found out that it was a previously explored ruins without much of it remaining. When the assessment began, the Tian family silently dropped one hundred tokens, and this struggle for tokens began to unfold.
“Tiankeng” just started for less than a minute, yet countless people were already injured!
For the sake of strength, for the sake of resources, these domain espers that others look up to are acting like a pack of wolves, competing and killing each other for food.
It was unmatched desperation!
Everyone was stunned.
A domain esper managed to grab a token. Before he managed to get excited, he got killed by three other espers, and then those three fought each other. The same situation happened everywhere in Tiankeng. Only then did people come to realize that the Tian family didn’t need any tricks. With these 100 tokens, it’s sufficient.
Every token will trigger a bloody scene!
If one is to comment on a unique trait of Tiankeng, then it would be chaos!
Because of the exploration in the past, it’s now as complex as a maze. One couldn’t even tell where is north, south, east, and west. As for the berserk energy particles present there, it disrupts everyone’s energy detection, turning them into headless flies.
Tiankeng’s unique chaos had increased the chance of the participants coming across each other and led to an increase in the killing rate.
Here, it’s destined to be a place of chaos.
“What is the Tian family scheming?”
“These bunch of madmen, what are they trying to do?”
“Damn, this is simply a felony!”
Those who observed the situation in Tiankeng were shocked.
Tiankeng could disrupt energy coming from inside but not from external observation. With a satellite, it projected the scene within Tiankeng. All forces obtained the right to observe. Who would have thought that such a scene shown would stun countless people.
The scene was dyed in thick blood.
“Damn it, quickly stop them!”
After all, these are domain espers!
Each one of them possesses the strength of the domain realm!
However, this Tiankeng wasn’t anything extraordinary, yet buried many people inside it who are fighting for one of the 100 tokens. After this assessment ends, how many would still survive from these 1,200 espers? The Tian family, such a place isn’t a trap, but the trap part is the dark heart of the Tian family!
And the most horrifying part is…
No one realized it!
In the depth of Tiankeng, those under the assessment couldn’t see anything. They could only see within their field of vision and fought for their own interest in this small-scale battle in front of them. They had no clue that each token invited a series of killings.
Those inspecting outside had their hearts turn cold.
People died every second.
“They want to rebel?”
“The Tian family, what are they scheming?”
The other forces were mad, but they couldn’t do anything to stop it. They could only watch helplessly from a distance, looking at those domain espers killing each other. In fact, there were some espers who they sent to investigate the situation in the Tian family! Too bad, quite a number of them died in Tiankeng.
An astonishing mortality rate!
“I finally figured it out!” A person suddenly opened his mouth. However, his face was pale as he revealed the desperation, “The Tian family, they only want 100 people, only the 100 strongest!”
“Then?” Someone didn’t understand. What’s the relation with wanting the 100 strongest men and this bloody scene?
“1,200 domain espers are too many. Thus, as long as you keep the strongest 100, that should be enough. As for the remaining ones? Let them leave? No, if they are allowed to leave, they would soon join other forces and become the enemies of the Tian family. Then, how should they be dealt with?”
A word that made everyone’s heart skip a beat.
What a good move by the Tian family!
With strength and foundation, you can easily play with people’s feelings. With a summon order, 1,200 domain espers were toyed around!
“Utterly heartless, aren’t they afraid that the Federation might intervene?”
“The Federation?” Someone smiled bitterly, “The current Federation, do they have the ability to punish them?”
Everyone went silent.
The Federation government only cares about ordinary people and rarely intervenes with the matter of espers. Even the Origin Ability Association intervenes with such matters lesser and lesser. Without knowing when, the government suddenly turned silent and no longer has the ability to control espers, and that’s how the Tian family rose!
In the end, what had happened behind the scenes?
Everyone had an uneasy feeling within their hearts. Once again, looking at the screen with the scene projected by the satellite on it, there was only an endless silence. The only thing they could do was watch 1,200 people kill each other, leaving only 100 espers behind. These 100 espers would then join the Tian family and officially become a member of the Tian family.
If this is a game, then without a doubt, the Tian family had won.
A complete victory!
I don’t care whether you are a spy or what, so what if there are many people? After a trial, naturally the ones joining the Tian family will be the elites among elites.
“Will someone realize this scheme?”
Those who were watching the scene went silent.
“So what if one realizes it?”
Others bitterly smiled, “Perhaps there might be someone who guesses it right, but can you get rid of the temptation given by the Tian family? After all, the Tian family offered double the rewards of a core disciple!”
Everyone went silent.
Looking at the screen, inside Tiankeng, the killing was still ongoing.
No matter how calm one is, within Tiankeng, your blood would be boiling as a fight might break out anytime, anywhere. To have treatment of the Tian family’s core disciples would mean a stable future. As for double the rewards, that’s enough to turn them crazy.
Tian Gang and the others watched the killing in Tiankeng coldly, “Only through this killing path can we find the perfect cannon fodder that we want.”
“This…” An elder smiled bitterly, “We can’t afford to nurture 100 domain espers. If it’s a normal disciple, that’s still fine. However, treating them like any core disciple is too much. Plus, you’re offering double the amount! I’m afraid that in a few years, the entire Tian family will collapse!”
The amount of resources enjoyed by a core disciple is too much. Thus, all the core disciples are all from their own family. How could one become like the Tian family, opening it to the public with a double reward offer? This is why those espers in Tiankeng were killing each other.
Because the reward is too ample!
It was precisely because the reward is so huge to ignore that the Tian family couldn’t even afford it! Tian Gang’s comment made all the elders felt strange.
“A few years?” Tian Gang’s mouth revealed a smirk, “No, one year is enough.”
All elders were at a loss.
“One year, as long as we supply them for a year, it will suffice. In fact, not even one whole year will be used.” Tian Gang calmly continued, “All you have to do is keep watching.”
Not even one year?
What is Tian Gang trying to do?! If he doesn’t need these people, why must he recruit them then? Or perhaps, Tian Gang has other channels for resources?
No one knew.
Everyone followed Tian Gang’s gaze, shifting their attention back to the screen, “No matter what, this Tiankeng’s assessment will provide 100 strong domain espers. Isn’t that sufficient to make the Tian family’s strength soar?”
Somewhere there, an old man, who was on the verge of stepping into his own grave, had his whole body emitting a faint cold light. Hiding inside a pit at a corner, he was holding a token with more than ten dead bodies lying around. Those who were nearby were shocked, witnessing this scene when they passed by.
Staring at the token in the hand of the old man, they held back their impulse and turned around to leave.
To fight, one needs to look at the opponent.
With more than a dozen corpses lying around and that calm, sharp look coming from the old man, the passersby couldn’t help but tremble in fear.
In Tiankeng, who should they be careful of?
There are two kinds of people.
One of the kinds is an old man.
As people get older, especially while in the domain realm, it indicates that they come from the chaotic era. Just like the Tian family’s previous manager, perhaps they might even be a first-generation esper! Even if they aren’t peak domain esper, their personal strength and experience will terrify others.
Such people must not be provoked; for example, this man in front of them.
There is also another kind of people to be wary of, young men. The younger one is, the more terrifying they are.
What’s the minimum requirement to register for Tiankeng?
Or at least, having the strength of a domain esper!
It was said that a peak domain esper of the Tian family personally inspected everyone. Only when you have at least the strength of a level one domain esper do you qualify. In other words, the younger one is, the more horrifying their power or they might even be a disciple of some strong espers.
They couldn’t afford to touch such a person.
For example, at another corner, there was a young man around 18 years old, standing there. Yes, when others of his batch are taking the college entrance exam, this young man came here. No one knew who he is nor have they seen him before. He just stood there stupidly with a faint smile on his face.
18 years old, domain realm!
What kind of heaven-defying background does he have? Why is such a person coming to participate in Tiankeng?
No one knew!
However, within a radius of ten meters, no one dared to approach this young man. A young man who stepped into the domain realm at the age of 18 years old is definitely not someone ordinary espers can provoke. Of course, there were some who weren’t afraid and only ended up adding to the number of dead bodies on the ground.
A cold light flashed, yet another life was gone.
No one saw how this young man made his move, but that move of his frightened everyone.
Indeed, they didn’t guess incorrectly!
The same situation happened all over the place in Tiankeng. After a number of killings, numerous people had confirmed that the token would belong to them. The surrounding dozens of dead bodies are the best proof. As long as one sits cross-legged there, emitting a mysterious aura, it’s enough to hinder someone from approaching.
A moment later, the situation in Tiankeng became strange.
It became somewhat quiet.
Those people were all holding token, old, young, or looking very ordinary, they had corpse around them as evidence, causing no one to dare approach. On the other hand, those who had average strength, even if they manage to grab a token, they would still get chased by others. That would make the battle even more intense.
The trial began just an hour ago, and from 1,200 people, only 800 remained.