Chapter 205: Two Battlefields, New Journey (Part Two)
Right after the voice finished, before the people that were full of questions could ask anything, Sansheng disappeared again. Clearly, this time it was also his hologram image.
The dark guardians from all sides walked towards the people to gave out some brochures, and if there were any part they didn’t understand, they could ask the dark guardians.
Xiaoman smiled and came to Han’s side and handed over a brochure, “Wind Speaker, congratulation to you passing the selection, now we are colleagues.”
“Colleagues?” Han seemed a bit confused.
Xiaoman said sincerely, “Ya, after leaving this place, you will appear on the second layer of the dark net, and I will be there too. Although it’s impossible for us to see each other often, but we will be doing the same job, isn’t that being colleagues?”
“Now, just read through the instructions carefully. You won’t be able to bring these brochures back, it will self-destruct in an hour. If there’s anything you don’t understand, you can ask me.”
One hour or so later, Han walked out of the tent, found a tree. He lit up a cigarette, and smoked slowly.
Black Tower and Faint Blue also followed Han out, and the three gathered together again.
Black Tower scratched his head and asked, “Do you guys know what’s really going on? How come I’m still confused? This dark net thing is really f*ckin bizarre.”
Han smiled, “What do you not understand?”
“There are tons that I don’t understand! The brochure said, we can go back home anytime, but how?”
“Just use the VR pod that you took to come here. That thing’s name to be precise is called a molecule capsule, capable of disintegrating everything in the cabin to the molecular level, and then initiating ultra long-range transportation. You can take the molecule capsule to go home, but now that we are already registered on the second level of the dark net, you must log in at least once every three months, otherwise you would be killed by the system.”
Black Tower frowned, “This is kidnap! I have to go even if I don’t want to?”
Han replied, “Well, it seems so.”
Black Tower then said, “But logging in once awhile, what’s in it for us?”
“There are still some benefits. To say it simply, in the past when you were dwelling on the first level of the dark net, you were always doing business with other humans right?”
“Yep, whoever wants to hire me, I will work hard if the price is right.”
“Now that we are on the second level of dark net, the rules have changed. In addition to trading with other people, now you can trade with the dark net. In simple words, if the dark net gives you a mission, you will get points if you complete them.”
Black Tower wondered, “Can the points be spent like galactic coins?”
“Of course not, but it’s a lot more valuable than galactic coins. You are a mercenary, you will need armor and weapons right? Now, other than buying it from the blacksmith, you have another option, and that is to use the points to buy from the dark net.”
“Of course, you can also exchange points to take other people into the dark net, allow them to gain the opportunity to enter the second level, just like what Sansheng did to us. You can even use your points to give the dark net access to a star area. All in all, on the second level of dark net, points are everything.”
Black Tower started smiling and said, “It does seem a little interesting. To be honest, the things inside the dark net system, there are indeed a lot of things I like.”
Han deepened his voice, “I guess you still don’t understand the deeper level meaning here.”
“What meaning?” This time it was Faint Blue that asked.
Han frowned and said, “To survive.”
“What does it have to do with survival? I feel like the dark net is more like a game.” Faint Blue was puzzled and asked.
“Maybe you guys have heard, the prehistoric civilization, also known as the god race, are coming back to the Milky Way soon. The difference in strength between us and them is like the gap between earth and heaven. If we don’t close this gap, the humans will soon perish by the god race. If we can exchange more valuable things from the second layer of dark net, maybe we can hold it for a little longer.”
“Of course, the god race will also desperately move forward in the dark net, and it’s because of that pressure Sansheng felt, that’s why he selected us and to join the second layer of the dark net.”
Faint Blue nodded and said, “I get it now, this is also a war, the war behind the war. Whoever can get more resource from the dark net, their race will develop to be more powerful, and the more powerful the race is, the closer they are to becoming the overlord of the universe.”
Black Tower very simplistically said, “What’s the point of becoming the overlord? How boring would it be if there are only humans left in the entire universe.”
With concern in his eyes, Han said, “You are right, but don’t forget, even if us humans don’t have the ambition to become the overlord of the universe, there are still so many civilizations in the universe, so many intelligent species. What if they want to become the dominant race, what would happen?”
Black Tower blankly stared for a moment, and said, “Then that will be bad, they want to dominate, then we will be the stumbling blocks, and be eliminated.”
Han shrugged his shoulders and said, “So, the cruelty of the universe is, even if we don’t have the ambition to rule, we still have to join the battle for dominance, in order to survive.”
Silenced for a few minutes, Faint Blue said, “Although you say so, but I still don’t want to kill. In addition, the universe is so big, and there are so many races. Take the god race as an example, although they have the same origin as us, but they are already enemies who have developed to such a high level of civilization, and have fought in the second level of dark net for so long. There might be god race members that already entered the third level.”
“But us, we just came into contact with the real dark net, and we only started competing with other civilizations now. With such a big gap, I’m afraid that we can’t win.”
Han lowered his voice and said, “In my opinion, even if we lose, at least we tried once. Otherwise, why did we bother coming to this world? Every soldier will ultimately die, you wish to die standing, or die kneeling?”
Faint Blue was suddenly stunned, he no longer spoke and seemed to be reflecting.
And the redneck Black Tower began to get excited after hearing Han’s words, he shouted about going to the second level of the dark net right now to meet these god race people.
“You name it, what do we need to do now?!” Black Tower stood up, with arms on his waist he said.
Han whispered, “Of course we leave this place to go home first. After all, preparations are needed. We log onto the dark net with molecule capsules. According to the rules, it’s not that Sansheng gave us invites and we can be qualified to go to the second level of the dark net for sure. We still have to pass the dark net’s assessment.”
“Okay! We will do that! After we all passed the system assessment, us brothers will regroup!” Black Tower clenched his fists and said.
Chapter on the house hommiess, there are still 2 more weeks until my final exam week, so imma do as much as I can.
1 more regular and 2 bonus left