Chapter 195: Cruelty and Shock
Everything else was fine, but the knowledge of how the mother planet will be wiped from the Milky Way greatly shocked Han. Could it be that the dark net also had such powerful forces under its control? If he dies, Earth will disappear too? How does this logic even work?!
Habitually placing his finger near the Lunar Mark, Han’s eyes became not so friendly.
At the scene, not only Han, the dark net messenger’s words made almost everyone start worrying. Although they didn’t make any moves yet, many people’s eyes became hostile.
Smiling, the blonde young man said in a code tone, “I will leave the words here, you can choose to believe it or not.”
“The reason the founder brought you guys together, it’s because there’s something very important for you to do. As long as you follow the rules, no tragedy will occur.”
“After all, if we want you to die, that’s a very easy thing to accomplish. We don’t need to go through all the hassle to bring you all here. You should know, the particle pods that transported you here were very expensive. The manufacturing cost of every particle pod is equivalent to a battleship.”
“Now, leaving is impossible. Follow the Founder’s requirements, show your real strength, and you will survive. As the elites we carefully selected from the dark net, you should all have the ability to fulfill our requirements.”
When the blond young man finished, he turned and continued to walk forward. Everyone was very furious, loud, but no one really left the group.
“Is what he said true?” Don’t know why, this Faint Blue Moonlight guy already saw Han as a very familiar person and whispered.
Han nodded, “I’m afraid it is. Although the virtual world is very highly developed and can simulate all human perceptions, but virtual is still virtual, it can’t simulate dimensional tools.”
“As for the destruction of our home planet, I cannot say, but I don’t want to take the risk.”
Faint Blue Moonlight responded, “I also don’t dare to put my family at risk, damn. We are like snakes caught in a trap, left at the dark net founder’s mercy.
Han helplessly said, “Now, we have no choice but to go step by step and see what happens. That man was right, the founder of the dark net spent so much effort to gather us all here, it shouldn’t be for the purpose of killing us.”
Han speculated with reason that the long walk in the jungle was to weaken the people’s spirit. After all, the participants of the Dark Net Meet were all elites from different fields, getting a bit angry after finding out they were tricked was reasonable.
After two days and two nights, the group still had a few thousand people, but everyone became a lot quieter, the will to resist were weakened, and the vast majority of people were thinking about how to survive.
This was the typical psychology of prisoners. After the people understood that there was no way out, they will slowly accept the status quo, even if the status quo was so tragic.
Finally, on the morning of the third day, the group walked out of the forest and came to a vast expanse of grassland. At the end of the grassland was a beach which was connected to the endless sea.
In the center of the prairie, countless large and small tents had already been built, teams from other directions had already arrived in advance and moved into the tents.
The dark net representative told everyone to go find a place to stay, besides the dozens of giant tents in the center, other small tents could all be freely chosen, and the ones with people already living in it had a yellow light lit up inside.
Han found a small tent, went in, and was shocked again. This small sketchy tent actually contained a complete room: a bed, a set of rosewood tables and chairs, and there was even a washroom with a circular bathtub.
At this time, Faint Blue Moonlight ran into Han’s tent, exclaimed, “So your tent is just like mine, this is probably dimension technology.”
“That’s right.” Han slightly frowned and said, “The Founder of dark net is really well prepared, where do you live?”
“Just across from you.”
Han laid down on the bed, slightly closed his eyes and whispered, “Rest when there’s still time. I have a feeling that the days later on will be tough.
“You can really remain calm.” Faint Blue Moonlight shook his head and left Han’s tent.
In fact, Han was not really tired, he just wanted to think, restore the whole process in his head and try to find any clues.
At noon, a horn sounded from the camp.
Han walked out of the tent and saw that there was are about 100 thousand people gathered on the camp ground. An old, hoarse voice said to everyone, “Welcome to the Dark Net Meet, I’m one of the founders of the dark net, code name Sansheng (Three Life).”
“Don’t need to look for me, I’m not at the camp at the moment but speaking through the network.”
“In general, here’s the down low. I need some people, top elites, to help me take care of something.”
“So I thought of the dark net. You were all the best of the best in your field on the dark net, so I sent out emails, took you here, and will now select the best among you to help me.”
“Here, you will have to battle, bring out your best potential. In order to prevent you from holding back, I set forth a kind of harsh rule, and that is, the winner lives and the loser dies.”
“Perhaps my men have already told you, this is not a virtual world but the real world, so once you die, then you really die, and not only will you die, I also have some secret records of what you care most about.”
“Some people don’t care about their lives but care very much about their family. Such a person, if lost, I will have your family pay the price.”
“Some people love their hometown. Such people, if lost, I will let your home town pay the price.”
“There are some people, they don’t care about other people but themselves. Such person, if lost, I will just kill you.”
“So please remember, everyone has weaknesses. Not caring about whether they are alive nor whether other people are alive, such a person does not exist.”
“This rule, although harsh, is necessary. What I want to do is really important, so I have no choice but to take advantage of your weaknesses to force all the potential out of you guys. (TL: aka he’s got them by the balls).”
“At the center of this camp, there are dozens of large tents. Each tent represents a field or skill. If you are an assassin, go to the tent that’s recruiting assassins to sign up. If you are a pharmacist, go to the pharmacist tent to sign up.”
“When you are registering, we will tell you, if you don’t work hard, what will be your punishment, and then you can think about whether you should give it your all and fight desperately.”
“You will have enough time to prepare, and also freely trade on campus. For instance, if you are a pharmacist and you need certain herbs, you can either go harvest at our designated locations or use the things in your hand to trade with others.”
“Of course, the most important segment will be the battle. Every field, we will filter out the elites. Although you took the risk and also lost freedom, here you can witness the best battling the best, this is actually entertainment as well.”
“Lastly, the people I choose will follow me to a place and execute a very important operation. When successful, there will be unimaginable grand prizes!”
“Now you can all go back to your tents. In the desk drawer, there’s a virtual nerve helmet. I will give you ten minutes of time to see the real power of dark net. If you win, you will be granted access to the deeper level of the dark net.”
“I want to say, after you see it, don’t get too excited.”
“Goodbye, I hope you can all give your best effort. Good luck.”
The old and hoarse voice is over, and Han saw everyone’s face were strangely distorted and portraying the reaction “WTF”.
The founder Sansheng was right, everyone had weakness. This time the dark net was very determined, placing a knife on everyone’s neck to force everyone to go all out.
Frowning, Han went back to the tent, and sure enough, he found the helmet in the desk.
Precisely, it’s more like a headband; ring-shaped, set onto the head, and the wireless connections will connect to the neurons within the brain and go to the destination inside the virtual world.
Han gently pressed the start button. The login program started, the black glasses from the helmet blocked Han’s eyes, and his consciousness was also sent into the unfathomable dark net virtual world.
Han seemed to have come to a door, and on the door was clearly written “Direct access to the second level of the dark net.”
Into the door, there were many more doors, categorized into types.
Han picked a door named Plants. Han who studied pharmacology certainly knew that plants were one of the basic materials to pharmacology, and the door of plants should be for displaying a variety of rare plants.
Three minutes later, Han backed out from the door.
Although he guessed that he would see a lot of rare plants, but he really didn’t expect, those plants were actually that bizarre.
There’s a plant called the Twin Lotus. It could be planted inside the human body and if that person died, Twin Lotus would activate and give him a second life.
There was also a plant called the Phantom Plum. It was said that on any barren planet, after planting the Phantom Plum seed, the Phantom Plum, with powerful growth and purifying abilities, within 7 days, will transform this planet into a planet with oxygen and water that’s suitable for human habitation.
Han was stunned. Resurrection from death, terraforming in seven days, these were all stories that should only exist in myths, how did the dark net have plants this bizarre? It’s almost unheard of.
Of course, the exchange of these things was not with galactic coins, but with points, or some other special requirements. As for the owners of these wonderful species, they didn’t make an appearance.
Han forced himself to calm down, and then he walked into another door labelled Genetic Biology.
Here, Han also saw many existences that shocked him deeply. For example, giant beast that could swallow a planet, named the Swallow Ocean.
People who had studied genetic science knew that making genetically modified organisms was harder because they require a larger number of neurons to be connected, which was something humanly impossible to do. Without question, the making of Swallow Ocean must have used a technology Han is not familiar with, and Han didn’t even know what the actual composition of the Swallow Ocean was.
After walking out of the genetic biology door, Han’s mental state could no longer be described by the word shocked. He became crazily obsessed to these wonderful existences.
The ten minute limit was about to pass, Han could only enter one last door. His eyes quickly skimmed passed many different doors, and finally, he selected a target.
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