Chapter 983: A defrauded competition
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
“Battle of Glory?”
Su Hao could roughly guess what Wang Ru was here for.
“En.” Wang Ru nodded, “Actually, the problem regarding Battle of Glory isn’t very big, but this is the first time that humans and beasts actually face off against each other in public.”
“So, we mustn’t lose!”
“First place! We must obtain it!”
Su Hao nodded.
These were within his expectation. Although he didn’t think he was invincible in this world, he should still be able to give a good fight among the younger generation, right?
It’s within his grasp!
“No, you don’t understand.” Wang Ru said seriously, “We are well aware of your strength. So how could the beasts not be aware of it? Although you have all sorts of achievements, such as killing a pseudo-emperor with a slash and scaring off Yun Yi, your true strength is still at the level two world realm. This point, you should be well aware, right?”
Su Hao was helpless.
That was the case. The reason he could defeat Yun Yi was by relying on the breakthrough of Ping Yang and the others.
“Let me ask you one question.” Wang Ru took a deep breath, “The strength you had when defeated Yun Yi, can you do it a second time?”
“Nope.” Su Hao shook his head.
“I knew it would be like this.” Wang Ru smiled bitterly, “For a forbidden technique to be able to make you burst out with the strength of a level three world realm from a level two world realm, it must be a one-time usage.”
“What’s wrong?” Su Hao finally realized the problem.
“The strength of beasts and humans are equal in some aspects. For example, you see, this holographic online game would never happen on the beast’s side. Human technology is far beyond the reach of the beasts. However, at the same time, the beasts also have something that we can’t match.”
Wang Ru’s tone was a bit low.
Su Hao’s heart skipped a beat.
We humans have an online community, where interaction and evaluation are why we can understand other people’s every move. However, thanks to that, the beasts have a clearer understanding of our strength, and this was why they could repeatedly target human geniuses successfully.”
“As an exchange of deal, humans popularize virtual devices to the beasts while similarly, the beasts have to pay the same price. The list of their strength deductions has been revealed.” Wang Ru’s face looked solemn.
“A list of strength deductions?” Su Hao’s eyes narrowed.
“Yes.” Wang Ru nodded, “A list of geniuses created by a pseudo-emperor who’s not good at combat. All people under 30 are eligible to be listed. The accuracy rate is close to 99%. Both humans and beasts are listed there. Based on the strength, the top one hundred is identified.”
“Then, where am I?” Su Hao realized something.
“Seventy-two.” Wang Ru smiled bitterly.
Su Hao’s hand trembled.
Are you trying to tease me?
Su Hao’s eyes widened immediately.
Although he didn’t think he was first, he was also aware that there are many geniuses in the beast’s side, but he should still be able to remain within the top ten, right? What’s with this seventy-two?
“Let me have a look.” Su Hao sounded angry.
Wang Ru showed the data on the virtual screen.
Name: Su Hao
Strength: Level two world realm
Evaluation: Killing a pseudo-emperor with a single slash, defeated a level three world esper, Yun Yi, entered into Nine Great Despairs many times, destroyed Geomagnetic Despair alone, and has a high reputation in the human world. Based on the deduction, Su Hao might be using a one-time forbidden technique that can’t be repeated again in life. So, his combat evaluation didn’t consider this.
Su Hao’s eyes narrowed.
Level two world realm, seventy-two?
Looking up the list, Su Hao saw Wan Cheng in front of him.
Name: Wan Cheng
Strength: Level two world realm
Evaluation: Became a world esper while in Taihu Territory, has his own talent Rule Force, possess a fourth-ranked boundary spirit, exceptional talent, amazing fighting power
Su Hao finally became serious. What was even more frightening was in the top ten list, all of them were beasts. All of them were at level three world realm! The list issued by the beast had been converted to the world realm as an indicator to allow humans to have a better understanding.
“Impossible!” Su Hao’s eyes widened.
This was a list for those under 30! Why were there so many beasts at level three world realm? Su Hao looked at Wang Ru in disbelief.
“This is the problem.” Wang Ru smiled bitterly, “This is the difference between beasts and humans. Humans rely on talent, while the beasts rely on their bloodline. However, talent couldn’t be inherited, but the bloodline…”
“Have you seen someone who’s already a domain esper when he was born?”
“Domain esper?” Su Hao took a deep breath after hearing those words, “You’re trying to say…”
“Yes, you’re right.” Wang Ru pointed at the first ranked name, “His father is a pseudo-emperor!”
Name: Mo Ling
Strength: Peak world realm
Evaluation: The child of a pseudo-emperor with an amazing bloodline. Being blessed since birth, he was already a domain esper from the time he was born. Now, he’s at the peak world realm. The beast with the highest hope of being an emperor-ranked beast!
The child of a pseudo-emperor!
A domain esper the moment he was born!
Su Hao felt like cursing.
Human genetics would, at most, provide grade A talents for newborns. If the parents have amazing talents, the children may also be espers with amazing potential. As for the beasts, they were more extreme! The inherited bloodline could make them formidable.
This was the part that surpassed humans.
Su Hao looked through the list. The later part was still fine. From the 100th to 300th ranking, nearly half of them were occupied by humans, but…
Among the top 100, very few were humans!
Wan Cheng, 68th…
Su Hao, 72th…
Then, in the 80s and 90s, a few more names appeared that included Zheng Tai and the others. Out of the top 100, only 10 were humans!
Su Hao was extremely unhappy.
“How do you feel after looking at the list?” Su Hao looked at Wang Ru.
“The evaluation of human strength is very fair.” Wang Ru smiled bitterly, “However, the geniuses among the beasts…”
“The gap shouldn’t be so big, right?” Su Hao was doubtful.
“In fact, humans and beasts are similar, but thinking about it, most strong humans are over 30 years old. As for the beasts…”
“Damn it! Are there any beasts before the origin ability era?!”
Wang Ru couldn’t help but vent out his frustration.
Su Hao finally understood.
Before the era of origin ability, most of the beasts were just animals. How long could they live? Some were even just born as the origin ability era began. The beasts rose rapidly, and even if the past were to be included, the beasts would only be thirty years old! Except for the real old-timers like Hydra…
The beasts didn’t exceed thirty years old, making up the majority!
To put it in simple words.
They got defrauded!
“You old foxes actually couldn’t trick them?” Su Hao looked at Wang Ru in amazement.
Wang Ru’s face was gloomy, “The one who negotiated with us at that time was a beast transformed from a fox.”
Su Hao: “…”
Battle of Glory.
The age limit of 30 years old actually ended up handicapping the Federation?
What was there to fight then?
“Plus.” Wang Ru pointed at Mo Ling, “This first ranked guy is a real evildoer, just like you all!”
Su Hao looked at the list and said nothing.
In the room, only the sound of his fingers tapping the table could be heard.
“Has the details regarding Battle of Glory been announced?” Su Hao asked suddenly.
“I am still communicating with the Bai family. After all, a holographic device is required. However, the rules are the same as the past. Every human and beast can participate. After one round of screening, the true global strength will be released. In addition to the champion of Battle of Glory, ninety-nine more people would be elected.”
“The beasts are trying to monopolize all 100 places.”
Su Hao smiled, “How long will the game last?”
“Three months. Elimination round in the first month, preliminary round in the second month, and the top 16 matches in the final month.”
“What about the reward then?”
“The inheritance from the Heavenly Emperor.”
“What?!” Su Hao stood up in shock.
“Heavenly Emperor Mingguang said that the first rank represented the true genius of a new era and is qualified to accept his inheritance. He will teach the secret of breaking through to the Emperor-rank.” Wang Ru’s face twitched, “To be honest, even us old-timers are interested in joining the fun.”
“Damn that fox beast!”
Obviously, Wang Ru was still unwilling to be tricked by the fox beast by using the age limit, but what shocked Su Hao was the plan of Heavenly Emperor Mingguang.
Inheritance of Heavenly Emperor…
Wouldn’t it be fine to pass it to Chen Yifeng?
What was he planning to do?
Countless thoughts flashed in Su Hao’s mind at this moment, which included the time needed for Heavenly Emperor Mingguang to restore his strength and so on…
Su Hao didn’t have a good impression of this guy.
He would never let this guy’s plan succeed!
Su Hao smirked.
He couldn’t guess Heavenly Emperor Mingguang’s plan, and he didn’t want to guess. What he thought of was pretty straightforward. Anyway, no matter what you want to do, I won’t let you succeed.
One month later, the competition would begin!
One month for elimination, and one month for preliminary; when he meets Mo Ling, it will be three months later. With this period of time as a buffer, it wasn’t like there wouldn’t be any hope for victory.
Su Hao looked at Kingdom of Heaven.
“Three more to go!”
“Once I obtain three more talents, I can definitely enter the top ten!”
Su Hao made a decision.
“Then, what’s the purpose of senior finding me today?” Su Hao looked at Wang Ru suspiciously. He didn’t believe that after seeing the power of Mo Ling, these old guys thought that he would win. Thus, for him to find Su Hao right now…
“Hehe.” Wang Ru rubbed his hands and said awkwardly, “There is no Chen Yifeng in the list.”
“Oh?” Su Hao just remembered something, and suddenly understood their intention, “Senior wants Chen Yifeng to act on behalf of humans?”
“En.” Wang Ru sounded a bit embarrassed.
As a disciple of Heavenly Emperor Mingguang, Chen Yifeng may be able to defeat Mo Ling. This might be the only chance for mankind to win.
“Heavenly Emperor Mingguang is also a beast.” Su Hao glanced at him lightly.
Wang Ru then realized. For Heavenly Emperor Mingguang to not act, that’s already good news. For his disciple to represent humans to suppress the beasts? These old guys of the Federation, had their brains become deformed?
“I feel dizzy.” Wang Ru patted his head.
“But to be in the top ten, it’s not like there isn’t a method.” Su Hao suddenly smiled.
“Oh?” Wang Ru’s eyes lit up.
He did not want humans to lose that badly. If there is someone in the top ten, it will look better.
“Promise me two conditions.” Su Hao said decisively, “And I will help you break into the top ten.”