Chapter 205: Two Battlefields, New Journey (Part One)
Three days later, looking around, the tents in the camp were now only one-tenth of the original number. This was a brutal and difficult trial competition, starting with 100,000 people and now there were fewer than 10,000 remaining. The rest were either dead or taken away, there fate unknown.
Of course, staying here wasn’t meaningless, at least Han got to see many unheard techniques. All masters tried their best in order to survive.
Now, everyone who were left were all gathered in the largest tent in camp nervously waiting. Approximately a thousand of the dark guards were guarding the perimeter by the look of it.
On a central elevated stage, a white light suddenly flashed, and the dark net founder, Sansheng’s holographic image appeared. He looked around and slightly nodded.
“The one-month-long dark net meet finally achieved its results, you are the elites among elites, that’s why you are eligible to be here.”
“Now, I will be fulfilling my promise, and tell you why there the dark net meet took place, as well as give you all a very important reward.”
Gently waving, on the central stage appeared a second holographic image. In it, some people were placed in alloy-forged chairs, wearing helmets, and a light wave was quickly shot into their brains.
Sansheng deepened his voice and said, “First of all what I want to tell you is, the so-called death penalty and addition penalty doesn’t exist. The people that were taken away, they only had their recent memory erased and then sent back to their home planet.”
“Before the start of the dark net meet, I was determined and prepared to use the most brutal means to force out your potentials, but, alas, I gave up.”
“Of course, those people that died during their matchup, they are really dead. I feel painful for the loss of these elites, but I have no other option, because our goal is more important, and in order to reach this goal, sacrifices were inevitable.”
Sansheng then paused here for a moment, and the atmosphere became a little relaxed. After all, failure will not result in death or involve family, this was good news.
“In fact, I’m not the founder of the dark net, but just one of the people that maintain it. As early as the prehistoric civilization era, which was the era that the god race was still ruling the Milky Way, the galactic dark net already existed. It is an advanced and powerful deep web layout, being controlled by a complex system that we cannot comprehend.”
“In the beginning it was a god race member that discovered this deeper layer of the web. They recruited the most talented, even giving up on other fields of study in an attempt to control the dark net.”
“But they failed, and the god race who not willing to give up mapped out a crazy plan, directly abandoning their Milky Way base, grouping up their entire race, and expanding towards the fringe of space, in hoping to find the entrance to the dark net and then control it.”
“At this point, you might laugh at me, but I’m not lying, this is really what the god race did. This giant and crazy plan, costed them three entire eras, which was 30,000 years.”
The crowd started to boil. Even these people were the weirdest freaks in the Milky Way, and not everyone was interested in the prehistoric civilization, the future of the Milky Way, or the galactic dark net. But Sansheng’s theory was really too bizarre, and everyone was willing to listen.
Sansheng waved his hand, motioned for silence, and then he continued, “What is the dark net really? I know, many people among you will say, the dark net is your tools of trade for making a living. Some people among you rely on selling illegal goods on the dark net to make a living, and some people rely on finding assassination orders or mercenary contracts.”
“But these, after all, are all things that floats on the surface of the dark net. When the dark net meet just started, I gave you 10 minutes to access the deeper level of dark net, you still remember that right?”
“You should remember, in the online world, the exchange medium isn’t galactic coins, but points, or some even more strange or demanding requirements.”
“If the simplest language was used, the dark net is more like a survival game. You perform trades in the shallow level of the dark net and there’s no problem, nor will you trigger any punishments. The Milky Way Alliance, or anyone, can’t obtain your transaction information.”
“But if you want to acquire higher level of goods, or become an even stronger warrior or technical expert, you will have to join this survival challenge. Unfortunately, it’s not just human beings that will take part in this challenge, but also the god race, and other intelligent lives that live in the universe.”
“The reason why the god race is that strong is because they are the oldest users of the dark net. If you want to know how magical the dark net is, its very simple. Look at the world you are in right now. Here, is a part of the dark net.”
A wave of noise came from the hall again. This camp, is actually the dark net?
That means, the dark net is a set of real worlds that humans can freely enter and exit? Parallel to the vast universe?
Han who was one of the more whimsical ones among humans, at that moment, was also shocked by the dark net founder Sansheng’s words.
He remembered his recent encounter with the god race black smith’s skeleton, and then thought about what Sansheng said. The god race had long been studying the dark net, so everything seemed to have the answer.
Sansheng cleared his throat, and continued, “The things I just told you, we in fact learned of it recently as well. We have started encountering more and more god race members on the dark net.”
“It’s not an exaggeration to say, the biggest enemy our team is facing, is a god race enemy. So we need some help.”
“Originally we planned to ask the Alliance for help, after all the Alliance has the largest number of warlord elites and technical experts, but then we reconsidered and decided that this idea wasn’t crazy enough, so we thought about you all.”
“Look around you. Assassins, mercenaries, genetic biology experts, digital decoding pros, drug experts, all doing illegal activities. Among you people, there’s no normal person, either crazy or paranoid, or have some weird fetishes, or lack morality, and so on.”
“On the whole, you are the mutants among the tens of thousands of trillions of humans. What will happen after throwing you into the second layer of the dark net? We don’t know, but we will soon know.”
“Us dark net founders’ accumulated points for the past years is enough to give 10,000 people the opportunity to come in contact with the dark net on a deeper level. You, and the dark guards, add up to the total number of just 10,000.”
“Here I want to say one more thing. All these years, the dark guardians are young talents we found around the galaxy. They represent the Orthodox, and you represent the Unorthodox. I hope both don’t let us down.”
“About the second layer of the dark net, I don’t want to say more because there’s no use in saying it. I need you to experience it yourself.”
“In the Milky Way, there are two battle fields, one is the battle of the universe, and then there’s the battle of the dark net. If humans want to continue living on, they can’t lose either battle. What to do next, what are the rules, the dark guardians will tell you. Although they are very young, they have been working in the dark net for sometime now, so they are very experienced.”
“This is a big secret, and to be able to enter the second layer of the dark net, this is the reward I’m giving you all!”