Chapter 938: How much can you give birth?
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
A world esper couldn’t hold on anymore due to overusing his Rule Force.
He spat out blood and nearly collapsed. The person next to him, a level two world esper, was still alright. He helped that world esper by surrounding him with his own Rule Force, which was the reason they were able to prevent any casualties for now. However, everyone knew how precious each second was right now.
At this moment, the exchange between Little Bear and the stone statue finally finished as a sense of consciousness was passed to Su Hao.
Su Hao was surprised at the content.
“What happened?” Liu Ping asked nervously.
Su Hao suddenly smiled and looked at the stone statue. Though, his tone was still carrying a hint of surprise, “Don’t attack it. It’s not a foe, but a reward. Instill your strength to it, and it will give a corresponding reward.”
Everyone was amazed.
“The passage we walked through is called Rain Lane. It’s a test left by some powerful beasts for future generations. After passing this stage, there will be corresponding rewards.” Su Hao continued his explanation, “Of course, this was actually left for the beast emperors, but this time, we passed.”
Everyone somewhat felt ridiculous learning the truth.
In other words, that horrible experience they had turned out to be a trial for the beasts? The trial for the beasts was actually this terrifying?
Liu Ping couldn’t understand it. His eyes were full of doubts, “How would a trial be this terrifying? This is obviously created to kill everyone here! Let alone using it to test the beasts’ juniors. How much hatred did the beasts have to set up such a frustrating test?”
Liu Ping obviously doubted Su Hao’s translation.
Everyone was also bewildered.
Apparently, this trial or whatever had scared the hell out of them.
Using this method that is for Emperor-rank beasts, which is equivalent to domain espers, yet they as world espers nearly got wiped out? With such difficulty, there might only be one out of one hundred beasts who managed to pass this level! Many beasts would have to be sacrificed!
How could this be?
Mankind knew the value of geniuses. The IQ of beasts isn’t low. How would they act this foolishly?
Regarding this, Su Hao used a simple and rough explanation, “A beast can have dozens of cubs, can you do so?”
Hearing these words, Liu Ping literally coughed up blood.
This word also reflected the current status of survivability in the beast domain. In fact, Su Hao had been there except the battlefield region. Basically, such a place was overpopulated. This was why they were willing to pay any price to invade the Federation.
Because there were no more places for them.
With such uncontrolled birth methods, which place could sustain their birth rate?
Dozens of cubs at once, how chaotic would that be? For the beasts, it was just a common matter. If one is to think like this, some doubts were able to be solved then.
Why there was such a test!
Why beasts were stronger than mankind!
Their birth rate is greater.
This was a simple and rough explanation, but it was consistent with the truth. Because of overpopulation, they would have to experience brutal elimination in life or death situations. The remaining ones would become stronger. Mankind chose a strong esper out of one hundred men, but the beasts could afford selecting one strong beast out of one thousand. This was the reason why the beasts were stronger overall.
Liu Ping accepted this explanation.
As for Su Hao, he scratched his head this time around, “That stone statue said so. I am not sure myself either.”
He cleanly shirked his responsibility in just one sentence. Anyway, he was only responsible for translating. The heavy rain didn’t hurt him at all. Instead, he was happy to see the crowd consuming more Rule Force. He looked relaxed, but the final decision would still be led by Liu Ping.
Liu Ping looked at the increasingly pale faces behind him.
“Just bet on it!”
“Who wants to give it a try?”
He looked at everyone behind him, and they looked at each other.
“Let me try.”
A person stepped out with a pale face. It was the one who almost fainted earlier. Although he was afraid of this powerful stone statue, his Rule Force had already been exhausted. He had nothing to lose now. Plus, he couldn’t rely on others helping him for long. Thus, it might be better to come and give it a try.
He took one step at a time.
That place had no rain.
The stone figure didn’t make a move on him, which relieved everyone.
A row of subtitles emerged.
“Place your palm on its forehead.”
Su Hao translated.
That man’s hand shook for a second. Place his hand on the head of this strong existence comparable to Liu Ping? However, thinking that if it really wants to harm him, he wouldn’t even have the chance to resist. Placing his trembling hand on the stone statue, a light flashed.
That person’s Rule Force gradually recovered and was fully restored in the blink of an eye. In fact, there was actually a vague increment. Then his hand was pushed away. Looking at his hand in shock, that man sounded excited, “My Rule Force has risen!”
Everyone’s eyes contained a hint of joy.
They had clearly seen the scene earlier. Then, there was nothing to worry about anymore. The so-called reward, it was actually to increase the amount of Rule Force?
This was such a great reward!
“Who’s next?” Liu Ping spoke.
“Let me give it a try!”
Everyone said enthusiastically.
Su Hao just smiled sarcastically.
“Those who can’t hold any longer will go first.” Liu Ping’s eyes swept across the crowd, and it was easy to spot those few pale-looking level one world espers, “You all go first.”
Several people stepped forward.
Soon, their Rule Force was restored and increased a little. Su Hao just silently observed them. He was actually paying attention to how the stone statue works. At the end of this trial, under the lead of Liu Ping, two people died, with 48 remaining.
Everyone stepped forward.
Just like that, the crisis disappeared.
Perhaps this was the reward for everyone who passed the crisis.
Su Hao was very sure that if it were the usual scattered team, the number would be smaller due to various disputes and internal conflicts. However, due to the existence of Liu Ping, because of his suppression, everyone maintained their boundaries.
It seemed that having the Origin Ability Association lead wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Su Hao smiled lightly watching everyone recover one by one when Liu Ping looked at those level two world espers, and his eyes paused on Su Hao for a second. Su Hao shook his head, indicating for the others to go first.
Everyone looked at him gratefully.
In their view, Wu Ming was able to stand under the rain fine and apparently willing to give priority to others. This world esper was always enthusiastic and kind. The truth was Su Hao was analyzing their data. Under his bright eyes, Su Hao didn’t miss a single man.
The strange thing was that not everyone made progress.
Some improved slightly.
Some improved a lot.
Some didn’t even have any improvement.
Su Hao frowned slightly and recorded everyone’s data and recovery degree. In the end, he obtained the desired data.
This was the amount of Rule Force the stone statue could recover.
Based on each person’s different talent or perception, the Rule Force restored by the stone statue would differ too, but basically it was within the range of 80-120%! Those with weaker talent would enjoy 80% recovery!
Well, this wasn’t the main point.
If it was truly just recovery, the Rule Force wasn’t supposed to increase after reaching 100%!
After Su Hao’s analysis, he finally determined the true nature of this so-called recovery by the stone statue. Instead of calling it a recovery, might as well call it a forceful increment! For example, you have 100 units of Rule Force. After consuming all of it, if you increase 80 units, you will only recover 80 units.
As for those who enjoy 120 units of increment…
Not only will you recover 100 units, but you will also even have an additional 20 units!
This was the so-called restoration by the stone statue.
And Su Hao’s doubts were finally cleared during the later parts, if… he has 40 units remaining, how about if he enjoys 80 units increment at this time?
Without any surprise, one only needs 60 units to recover to 100%. The remaining 20 units would be considered as an increment!
This was truly a generous reward!
This reward by the stone statue, how could it be a recovery?
This was clearly a forceful increment!
Too bad, under the heavy rain, everyone’s Rule Force had been consumed by quite a lot. Because Liu Ping made them wait under the rain, those level two world espers consume even more. With only 10-20% Rule Force remained, the difference wasn’t huge, which was why they wouldn’t have any issues.
And Su Hao knew that there was only one man who could identify the problem.
Those several attacks earlier didn’t affect him much. He literally had no consumption thanks to a higher recovery rate than what was consumed blocking the rain.
If he’s to enjoy the benefit…
Would it double his World Force?
Su Hao wasn’t sure.
If that were the truth, then it would be quite bad. This stone statue, where does the force come from? Could it be limited? If it’s limited, then Liu Ping’s World Force consumption would be absolutely terrifying. There might even be a high chance that before reaching his turn, the power of the stone statue would be exhausted.
In an instant, Su Hao thought of countless ideas.
When Liu Ping was about to go up, he suddenly said, “Hold on.”
Liu Ping stopped.
“Let me go first.” Su Hao smiled bitterly and glanced at his shadow, “I am fine, but this guy won’t be able to hold much longer.”
Liu Ping lowered his head and came to a realization.
He gave those weaker with higher priority, but he had forgotten about this guy!
“Alright, then you all go first.”
Liu Ping didn’t mind. He planned to give priority to Su Hao initially anyway. As a result, Su Hao let the others go first due to his righteousness that only now was his turn. Everyone was extremely grateful to him.
This guy was indeed very kind.
It seemed that Su Hao and Zheng Tai just met in the ruins. Compared to those from the Origin Ability Association, Zheng Tai knew Su Hao even later. Even so, along the way, he seemed to take good care of Zheng Tai.
Su Hao climbed up the stairs one step at a time.
The rain no longer reached him.
A black shadow flickered.
Zheng Tai finally appeared, and his first sentence was, “That was so suffocating.”
“Have a try.” Su Hao didn’t give him much of an opportunity to speak, “You must have heard of our conversation earlier.”
Zheng Tai didn’t utter any nonsense. Putting his hand on the statue, a bright light shone.