Chapter 95: Underground Cemetery
Pastore’s eyes scanned the audience from the podium, and said lightly, “Since there is no objection, then this matter is decided, Earth Federation from now will be transferred under the jurisdiction of Sally Empire as a colony.”
“Wait!” Shouted Pan Yulin from the corner.
He stood up, took the handkerchief Rhodes delivered to him and wiped off the blood at the corner of his mouth. Everyone almost all looked over to him at the same time. Many people had sympathetic eyes, but they were still afraid to stand out for Earth against the powerful Ganges Republic.
The presiding Pastore was slightly dissatisfied, and said in a deep voice, “Who is disturbing the proceedings of the summit?”
Pan Yulin said, “Alliance’s 57th Star Region, Earth Federation Prime Minister Pan Yulin. I disagree with the resolution of the Alliance!”
Just as he finished, everyone heard Sally Empire’s Chancellery Levi sneering, “The constitution law already states that observer member countries don’t have the right to speak or vote, so you are not qualified to talk here!”
Pan Yulin spoke loudly, “There are 15 billion inhabitants on Earth, and I’m not even qualified to represent them?!”
Pan Yulin’s anxious eyes became red. His face grim. Pastore slightly sympathized with him and was also afraid that Pan Yulin would really have a heart attack or something at the meeting, making it awkward for everyone, so he said in a deep voice, “You are allowed to speak, but keep it short and pick only the important points.”
Pan Yulin nodded and said, “I just want to make three points. First, we, the Earth Federation, advocates freedom! To force us to join the Sally Empire and become its colony, no one on Earth will agree!”
Prime Minister Mode of the Republic of the Ganges, who sat on the podium, coldly said, “Observer Member countries don’t have voting rights. This is the Alliance charter, which you earthlings have signed before. The Alliance wants the tiny Earth to join Sally Empire because of the overall picture. After all, with your puny strength, it will be very hard for Earth to survive in the Milky Way. The voting result is the final resolution of the Alliance, your protest is invalid!”
Quiet discussions began again. No one knew how many benefits the Sally Empire gave to the Ganges Republic, but it seems that this time the Ganges has decided to help Sally Empire take over Earth. Unfortunately for Pan Yulin, he spared no effort for the sake of Earth, but to encounter a powerful figure like Mode, it was no different then striking a rock as an egg. He can only consider it bad luck…
Pan Yulin gritted his teeth, tried his best to calm his grief at that moment and continued, “Second, the exploration of the relic isn’t over yet. We still have an elite fighter on the battlefield, if you want to talk about this issue, we should at least wait for the return of that soldier!”
“What a joke!” Sally Empire’s Chancellery Levi sneered again, “You guys are at least a sovereign country, but you only have one soldier qualified for the event! That’s enough to show how incompetent Earth is! I wasn’t going to make fun of you on that, and you actually brought it up yourself, do you have any sense of shame?”
“The relic has only been opened for five days, and the casualty rate is already high at 99%. That means there are less than 1000 survivors, so what makes you think that your soldier can come out alive?”
Just as his voice faded, Mode followed, “Even if your soldier makes it out alive, so what? Last time the Alliance didn’t pass the proposal to colonize Earth because Ke Lake from your planet made a huge contribution to the Alliance, you must remember that!”
Mode and Levi echoed each other, working together to strangle Pan Yulin’s argument.
Pan Yulin’s face could not be more pale. He knew clearly that this time, Earth was probably doomed, so he gritted his teeth and said, “Third, our planet Earth has a B-class domain! According to the Constitution, countries that can explore B-class relics automatically gain the identity of a Member country of the Alliance!”
“If after the exploration event ends, Han couldn’t make it out of the relic, then Earth Federation will open the B-class extinction domain itself, in order to prove it worthy as a Member country and a free sovereign country!”
All the representatives present began whispering. Earth had an unopened B-class domain, only a few countries knew that, and it is still the first time for the majority members to hear that a small planet like Earth actually has a B-class domain.
“No wonder the Ganges Republic and Sally Empire are that aggressive and determined to colonize Earth.”
“Yep, B-class relics are divided into many types. If the one on Earth belongs to the more valuable types, then that is a huge fortune.”
“Looks like this representative of Earth was really forced into a corner, he even revealed their B-class relic to the public, that’s equal to hanging himself on fire. That way, not only the Sally Empire wants Earth, there will be more countries that will start acting in secret.”
“Sigh, with the current power of Earth, forcefully activating the B-class relic is like suiciding. If a herd of dark beasts get out of the relic, then their whole planet will be in trouble.”
“Wouldn’t that be better? If the people on Earth are all killed by the roaming dark beasts, then the planet will be easily occupied by other countries and they won’t even have to be responsible for those inhabitants on Earth.”
The politicians at the scene were busy discussing, who didn’t like a B-class relic? Among the 6 thousand Member Countries, only a few had B-class relics. If Earth could actually explore that relic, not to mention upgrading from Observer to Member country, Earth might even upgrade to the level of Temporary Management country.
But, the consequence of Pan Yulin’s desperate attempt was obvious. Now, not only Ganges and Sally, even more big countries began eyeing Earth.
Pan Yulin, as the Prime Minister of Earth, obviously knew the risks associated with revealing this to the public, but he really had no other way. If the meeting didn’t go well, then he will forcefully activate the B-class domain. That plan was made before he left for this Meet.
Levi’s face began to look kind of bad. They didn’t expect Earth to still have a little tough bone, and they are even carrying out that trick to let either the fish die or the net breaks. (TL: so both Earth and Sally Empire doesn’t get the B-class relic because other stronger countries will join the battle for Earth.)
Mode sneered and gave Levi a signal, the meaning was clear, “If Earth opened the B-class relic, then they are dead. If they don’t, they will be the prey of other strong countries so they are still dead. Either way, don’t worry, Earth is doomed.”
Pastore, the man presiding the summit slightly frowned and said in a deep voice, “Earth has a B-class relic? You should have mentioned it earlier. Now that the voting phase have been completed, the results cannot be easily overturned. After the end of the Exploration event, if your soldier can’t make enough contributions to the Alliance, then Earth will still be transferred to Sally Empire as a colony.” “I have decided, to postpone the vote until after the end of the Extinction Domain exploration event. If there are no comments, we will move on to the next issue.”
Pan Yulin sat back down in his corner position, his brain was completely blank.
In the A-19 Extinction Domain.
After several consecutive hours of tough battles, the school of monster fish finally got eliminated by Han and the other two. They finally climbed onto the shore, and all of them were breathing heavily.
“Han. Your Dark Fist is really powerful, those strange fish all died in one punch. There isn’t even any remains left.” Lan Feng put back on his glasses and said.
Han said, “Don’t say that, both of you guys did more. Lance diverted a portion of the monsters, and you have a very strong control power and dragged all those fish out of the water one by one and sent them towards me. If it wasn’t for you guys, the battle would not have ended so smoothly.”
Lance is an outspoken person, he waved his hand and said, “Let’s not flatter each other, it’s fortunate that our abilities are complementary, Lan Feng is good with control, I can stealth and move, and you have a good attack. We should use our combos and get out of this place.”
Han nodded, battle was the best thing that improve the relationship between soldiers. Through continuous fighting, the three of them now have the initial trust and cooperation, and in this kind of strange and extremely dangerous environment, it was better to have a companion than to be roaming around by oneself.
“You are right, it’s not good to stay by the lake any longer, maybe there might be other monsters staring at us right now. We should leave this place first.” Han said in a deep voice.
So, Lance stealthed himself and led the way while Lan Feng and Han followed. The three left the dangerous underground lake, and began to advance towards the front where it was more open using light sticks to illuminate the road.
The vacant land was underground, very open. Above was a bluestone dome and on the ground was many decadent weapons.
Han felt he crushed something under his feet. He quickly ducked his body to look, it seems like there was a small hill of soil beside every weapon that was stuck on the ground. Looking closely, inside every hill lied a skeleton. Han accidently stepped on the head of a skeleton which broke the skull.
Han looked around. Under each weapon was a body, does that mean, this is a cemetery?