869 The Sects Resurfaced
Monster hordes broke out the night the gullies were formed.
From the images Bloody projected, Lin Huang saw the bone-chilling number of mortal transformation-level monsters crawling out of the abyss.
They were like countless ants gushing out of the core of the entire continent, spreading towards all directions. Everywhere they passed turned into barren land.
Over 200 towns were destroyed in one night while seven cities were besieged by the monster horde.
The situation was still alright in the cities due to the city walls and formations to protect the cities since the monsters were blocked outside the cities.
However, almost all of the towns turned into ruins. Apart from the ascendance-level powerhouses who managed to run in time when they realized how bad the situation, the rest became monster food.
Looking at the scenes, Lin Huang could not help but recall the world outside of the ruins. Perhaps this would happen when monster horde broke out of the Abyss Brink a few years later.
The next morning, Tang Ning spread the news of monster horde breaking out in all the locations not long after he arrived at the government residence.
Lin Huang knew about it last night and he could not sleep because of that.
However, Tang Ning brought another piece of news. The sects had a mass-resurface and over 80 of them founded an alliance organization: the Sect Alliance.
All of the outsiders knew that war was at their doorstep upon hearing that news.
Apart from Tang Ning, everyone from the Heaven Alliance gathered in the inn.
"We've no idea what this alliance organization, the Sect Alliance, thinks about us." Tan Lang was a little concerned.
"Judging by Dynasty and those underground organizations' doings, I'm afraid that we outsiders can't win the trust of these local sects." Li Jia shook his head while looking bitter. He was not optimistic about this. "Even if they know we come from different organizations, they wouldn't change their perception about us. After all, we come from the same world as those underground organizations. It's a little difficult for them to work with us."
"It's fine if we don't work together. We can continue to hunt for monsters for resources as long as they don't chase us away." Shen Tao was unwilling to let go of the monster crystal cores that could replenish his Life Power rapidly.
"Tang Ning wasn't chased out of the government residence this morning. That shows that the probability of us getting chased out of this world is rather low." Lin Huang was rather clear about this. "The monster horde has broken out, so I suppose the sects won't want to waste their efforts on us."
"If I were in the high management of a sect, I'd definitely be keen to use the outsiders to fight the monster horde. After all, most of the 5,000 people who came in are on par with complete ascendance-levels while some of them even are on par with human immortal-level powerhouses. Such a force will be great to share the burden of the monster horde," Lin Huang voiced his thoughts. "There should be wise men in the sects. I think it's quite possible that they would want to work with us. I'm just not sure what kind of collaboration method will they implement eventually."
Tang Ning came back from the government residence when it was close to noon.
They knew the Sect Alliance must have decided to collaborate looking at the excitement written all over his face.
Tang Ning only spoke with a wide grin after gathering all the people from the Heaven Alliance.
"The Sect Alliance has come up with a decision. They want to work with us in the form of employment. The 83 sects have founded a Glory Treasury together. I heard there are treasures from mortal transformation-level to celestial immortal-level in there.
"We outsiders will help them hunt monsters and we'll get Glory Points. Later on, we can use the points to redeem treasure.
"Also, there'll be a Glory Ranking. A one-star Glory will receive a 10% discount on redeemable treasures, 20% for a two-star Glory, 30% for a three-star Glory… 50% for five-star Glory while the highest will be 70% for a seven-star Glory."
Tang Ning excitedly explained the conditions roughly and projected the rules of the hunting points that he had retrieved from the government residence.
'One-star Glory: 100 Glory Points
'Two-star Glory: 1,000 Glory Points
'Three-star Glory: 10,000 Glory Points
'Four-star Glory: 100,000 Glory Points
'Five-star Glory: One million Glory Points
'Six-star Glory: Ten million Glory Points
'Seven-star Glory: 100 million Glory Points'
'Redeemable points for treasures of each rank (excluding Glory Ranking discount)
'Points to redeem mortal transformation-level treasure: 1 - 100 points
'Points to redeem ascendance-level treasure: 10 - 1,000 points
'Points to redeem human immortal-level treasure: 1,000 - 100,000 points
'Points to redeem earth immortal-level treasure: 100,000 - 10 million points
'Remarks: Some unique items might exceed the points system'
'Respective Glory Points for each beginner-stage, intermediate-stage, and advanced-stage mortal transformation-level demon carcass: 1 point, 2 points, 4 points
'Respective Glory Points for each beginner-stage, intermediate-stage, and advanced-stage mortal transformation-level demon internal elixir: 2 points, 4 points, 8 points
'Respective Glory Points for each beginner-stage, intermediate-stage, advanced-stage, and peak-stage (including complete-stage) ascendance-level demon carcass: 10 points, 20 points, 40 points, 80 points
'Respective Glory Points for each beginner-stage, intermediate-stage, advanced-stage and peak-stage (including complete-stage) ascendance-level demon internal elixir: 20 points, 40 points, 80 points, 160 points
'Respective Glory Points for each beginner-stage, intermediate-stage, advanced-stage, peak-stage and complete-stage human immortal-level demon carcass: 1,000 points, 2,000 points, 4,000 points, 8,000 points, 16,000 points
'Respective Glory Points for each beginner-stage, intermediate-stage, advanced-stage, peak-stage and complete-stage human immortal-level demon internal elixir: 2,000 points, 4,000 points, 8,000 points, 16,000 points, 32,000 points
'Respective Glory Points for each beginner-stage, intermediate-stage, advanced-stage, peak-stage and complete-stage earth immortal-level demon carcass: 100,000 points, 200,000 points, 400,000 points, 800,000 points, 1.6 million points
'Respective Glory Points for each beginner-stage, intermediate-stage, advanced-stage, peak-stage and complete-stage earth immortal-level demon internal elixir: 200,000 points, 400,000 points, 800,000 points, 1.6 million points, 3.2 million points'
"Did they set the redeemable points all the way to 1,000 points for one monster carcass when it comes to human immortal-levels on purpose to encourage us to hunt more imperial-level monsters?" Shen Tao shook his head while querying with a smirk. "Earth immortal-levels too. The points skyrocket to 100,000 points each. It's too bad that the equivalent of an Earth immortal is a Virtual God. We'll have to see if we manage to do that by then."
"The redeemable points for monster carcasses and crystals cores are just a false hike. Didn't you see that the points for the treasures increase as well?" Li Jia who was standing aside noticed. "It's a steal if we redeem low-level treasures, but redeeming same-level treasures would still be a high price."
"In order to obtain more discounts, we'll still have to kill more monsters while redeeming monster carcasses and crystal cores to level up in the Glory Ranking. I wonder who came up with this. It's pretty brilliant." Lin Huang could not help but compliment after taking a careful look at the rules.
"If we don't kill any imperial-level (human immortal-level) monsters, we'll need to kill at least 600 immortal-level rank-9 (peak-stage ascendance-level) monsters to get to four-star Glory. It's quite difficult. To get to five-star Glory, we'll need to kill 1,000 monsters even if the monsters are on imperial-level black gold-rank (beginner-stage human immortal-level).
"Judging from that, most people will be stuck on three-star Glory for quite some time and they can only elevate to four-star Glory at the most. To the Sect Alliance, they might not really be at a loss if they were to sell the items at a discount of 30% or 40%. What a thorough calculation in these set of rules!" Lin Huang did some calculation and found out that it was a little difficult for him to elevate to five-star Glory, let alone the others.
"40% is actually not bad. That's better than not collaborating and buying the items from other stores at full price," Tan Lang pointed out. He calculated secretly after hearing Lin Huang's observation and realized that it was indeed difficult to elevate to five-star Glory.
"Indeed. No matter what, we've come to an agreement now," Lin Huang acknowledged. In reality, this was what everyone wanted. Even without working together, the people from the Heaven Alliance hoped they could stay in this world to hunt for monster crystal cores (internal elixirs). However, they were more motivated since there was this set of rules.
"Chief, now that monster horde has broken out and there are so many monsters, we'd have a higher efficiency if we hunt on our own than in a group. I think we should do this separately," Shen Tao suggested all of a sudden, seeming very enthusiastic.
"Then, we'll hunt separately then since there are only holy fire-level monsters in this wave. We still have a rapid replenishment of Life Power with the crystal cores, so the risk's low." Tan Lang glanced at them and agreed with Shen Tao's suggestion knowing that was what everyone wanted.
Lin Huang was secretly elated. Hunting alone would mean that he could use all of the techniques that he did not want them to know about.