Chapter 960: Things remained the same, but people have changed: New era
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Over two thousand?
Su Hao felt a bit mindblown.
If he didn’t guess incorrectly, at the very beginning of the college entrance exam, the cut-off point was set at 20 points. Chen Yifeng and Sun Yaohui were leaders at that time. When he did the college entrance exam, the minimum requirement to enrol in Zhanzheng College was to rank in the top ten thousand in the exam.
However, even so, the majority of them were over 20 points of origin energy, but there was no existence of a student who stepped into the specialized realm!
When Su Hao and Tian Zi both enrolled in Zhanzheng College as professional espers, it had created a unique record, but…
How many years since then?
The year when Ling Er took her exam, there were already quite a number of professional espers, at least, they were much stronger than the previous Su Hao. The overall strength of each new batch taking the exam had been rising, but it couldn’t be this quick, right?
“I remember during my time, there is literally near to zero professional espers.” Su Hao said, looking at Xin Sheng in shock.
“How many years ago was that?” Xin Sheng looked at this senior strangely before slowly explaining, “The violent master, Senior Zhang’s drug had now been fully popularized, and everyone’s physical fitness increased greatly! Plus, one no longer has to wait until high school to consume it. As long as you are in junior high school, you can already use it.”
Xin Sheng sounded a little excited.
“That’s a drug for comprehensive improvement!”
“After the improvement of physical fitness, one’s absorption of origin energy also undergoes a rapid improvement, which is why our progress is much faster than before. Although I took it during my first year of high school, thanks to the drug, we can even save our time in training our physical fitness.”
“At least one-third of our time is used to enhance our physical fitness and combat.”
“However, there is no longer the need to do so.”
“As long as there is this drug, our physical fitness can easily surpass 600 points. This is so much stronger than before. Instead, we can utilize all of our time on cultivating origin energy. How can we not be strong under such circumstances?”
“Our batch is stronger than the previous one by quite a margin.” Xin Sheng said, patting his chest.
It actually turned out to be like that?
Su Hao was secretly stunned. Even he didn’t expect that the drug made by him and his master in the past would directly craft a new era for the Federation. A drug for strengthening physical fitness had evolved the previous training method like a butterfly effect, inciting the entire Federation!
“However, future students will only get stronger and stronger.” Xin Sheng sighed, “I took it during my first year senior high school, but my little brother took it when he was a first year junior high.
“With the increment of his physical fitness, he could even withstand the impact of origin ability integration! In other words, they could now start training since junior high! Basically, they get a three years head start.”
Three years in advance?
Su Hao’s pupils contracted.
Now, most of the students here have reached the professional realm. Wouldn’t those with a three year head start have reached the professional realm when taking the college entrance exam later?
Thinking the time when his origin ability only had a mere five points during his third year of high school, Su Hao suddenly felt a bit depressed.
Sure enough, the back wave of a river would be pushed forward, causing the front wave to die on the beach…
“And it’s not only this.” Xin Sheng continued excitedly, “Based on the research of the federal science team not long ago, junior high school students’ cell activity is far higher than high school students! This means their training speed may be faster than that of high schoolers! My little brother trained together with me, and he’s already a professional esper.”
“Damn!” Su Hao couldn’t help but curse.
He finally understood what Su Zhengwen felt. That feeling of living like a dog, now looking at this younger generation, wasn’t he like that too?
“Hold on…” Su Hao suddenly realized something. “Then what’s your current strength now?”
“Level three professional realm.” Xin Sheng replied in a somewhat dull tone.
“Oh, level three professional esper. Then what about your younger brother?”
“My little brother, he should be a level six professional esper by now.” Xin Sheng thought about it.
“You’re over two thousand in ranking…” Su Hao asked again, “Then what about this year’s top student?”
“He?” Xin Sheng suddenly looked envious, “He had broken the record set by Senior Su Hao in the past and directly stepped into the domain realm!”
Su Hao was stunned.
As expected, when he entered Zhanzheng College as a professional esper, it shocked the world. Now, the current batch’s top student has broken his record with the domain realm!
This was something impossible in the past!
“What a strong guy.” Su Hao sighed.
“What do you mean by him being strong.” Xin Sheng expressed his feeling of being unfair, “They’re just lucky.”
“Oh, what do you mean by that?” Su Hao curiously asked.
“Senior, it seems that you are not aware that those from Jianghe City monopolize the top ten. Even if they are not domain espers, they are already at the standard of peak professional realm.”
“Jianghe City.” Su Hao’s eyes lit up, “Why are they all from Jianghe City?”
“Isn’t it because of Senior Thunder King?” Xin Sheng sounded very jealous, “Rumor said that Thunder King handed down the seeds of origin energy. The current batch has finally shown the fruits of it. Although Thunder King wasn’t strong, what he gave is after all the initial cultivation seed.”
“With the snowball effect, they would only be ahead of others, getting stronger and stronger while waiting for their turn in the exam…”
“Jianghe City’s students had fully surpassed us.” Xin Sheng sighed.
Hearing this, Su Hao felt like dreaming.
The seeds from the past had finally germinated.
If the high school students were this powerful, what about the junior high school students with faster cultivations?
Su Hao suddenly had this thought, after a few more years or a decade later, would they break through into the world realm before enrolling in university?
“That might be possible.”
Su Hao suddenly smiled.
The times kept improving, and everyone was trying to surpass their predecessors.
He was like that, and so were the future generations.
These years, Zhang Zhongtian was able to come up with the strengthening drug. If over a period of time, if there is any cultivation speed increment drugs or any progress in scientific research…
Wouldn’t that be a new era?
It had been over twenty years since the chaotic era.
That turbulent period was now gradually stabilizing.
Basic, specialized, professional, domain, world, and the strongest esper; these were the strength indicators established from the beginning. Perhaps, in the future, everything will change. Ten years, twenty years, or even one hundred years down the line, the cultivation system would truly stabilize.
“Aren’t you jealous of them?” Su Hao looked at Xin Sheng funnily.
“I’m jealous.” Xin Sheng shrugged his shoulders, “However, this also meant that mankind is becoming stronger and stronger! Haha, as the young ones get stronger, so does the country. One day, we will defeat the beasts and truly rule the entire planet.”
Su Hao sighed.
Wasn’t he like that too last time?
However, why was that hot-blooded feeling in the past gone now?
Su Hao looked at both his hands. He still remembered that he made an oath under the stars that he will become the strongest esper in the past!
To wipe out the beasts, to unite humanity.
Why did such feelings vanish?
Su Hao turned silent.
“Senior?” Xin Sheng asked carefully.
“Little Xin.” Su Hao suddenly looked at him and said in a serious tone, “If one day, you’re to find out that everything is a lie from the government that mankind and beasts are actually not that hateful against each other. Everything was just for their own high level interest and selfishness, what would you do?”
“Huh?” Xin Sheng was stunned for a moment, “This… how is this possible? Beasts are our great enemies! How many villages have they invaded, and how many humans got killed by them?! Our hatred against them would never be severed!”
“Really?” Su Hao questioned with a smile.
The actions from the Federation had made him lose all hope. The higher-ups of mankind and the Federation have never changed. In these years, only those cannon fodders died!
Those with ordinary qualifications…
As for the truly talented ones, why didn’t the Federation send them to the battlefield?
It was all in order to break through into the strongest esper!
Human beings were like that, aren’t the beasts the same too?
Everyone was waiting.
The moment when the strongest esper appeared, it would be the actual battle! Hatred? Excluding the scene in the battlefield, who had actually seen how the beasts live?
Even Su Hao only held a nuclear weapon to destroy a stronghold in the battlefield.
As for the ones in the Federation?
With world espers here, how could those sporadic beasts cause any harm to humans? However, damages kept happening.
There was only one possibility.
This was the result of the Federation keeping their eyes shut.
As Su Hao’s strength continued to increase, Su Hao became more doubtful of the Federation’s intentions. Regardless of whether their ultimate goal is good or bad, to use ordinary people as bait…
Su Hao suddenly realized that he had lost his enthusiasm. The wolf tribe, Blue Dream Butterfly… He had seen some beast races, but they were just ordinary beasts. Those with intelligence activated, the beasts were no different from humans.
Berserk, lust for blood?
There were no more signs of it.
This was totally different from what the textbooks said.
Su Hao was pretty sure that when the battle between mankind and beasts erupts, the one gaining the benefits would still be the higher-ups, while those ordinary people and beasts at the bottom ladder would end up as cannon fodder.
Just like the current situation on the battlefield!
“Seems that I need to be much stronger.” Su Hao smiled.
That hot-blooded feeling to unify the world was now gone, but there was still a portion that existed.
To control the world!
He still remembered the oath he made, and he was now getting closer and closer to the goal.
“Just wait.” Su Hao murmured, “Any conspiracy and trick will be revealed when I take control of the world! The problems of the Federation, the beasts, and even the world itself.”
“When I succeed…”
“I will be the true master of the world!”
Su Hao’s eyes lit up.
He didn’t believe in pushing this responsibility to others. If so, why not put the power into his own hands? The dream to take control of the world was once out of reach, but was now within his reach.
Beside him, Xin Sheng was long terrified.
He could feel that one moment that the force erupted from this senior was more horrifying than that master of his brother, a world esper. This senior, what is his identity?