1489 Update on Kylie
After sending Swords10 to 100 into the gravel world so they could receive their brands, the number of rules in Lin Huang's God Territory had now increased to more than forty-five thousand types.
In addition, his authority over his Sword Servants' heavenly god-levels had been unlocked since he had elevated to true god-level. As a result, four hundred and twelve god sequence chains had been added to the World Rules of his God Territory.
At first-rank, some True Gods would have mastered only two god sequence chains, so this number surpassed Lin Huang's expectations.
'The addition of the god sequence chains has made my Godly Right exponentially stronger; even the speed at which the World Rules are evolving has increased by more than a hundredfold…' Lin Huang furrowed his brow slightly and pondered, 'My strength has also leveled up, but my combat level is still stuck at first-rank true god-level…'
He was going down a completely new path of cultivation. As he had created his own method to advance to true god-level, naturally, there was no one to guide him on how to cultivate after that, so he could only think of ways on his own.
'Currently, there are many directions that I could take to become stronger. I could elevate the rules that I've mastered to Fullness-level. I could further advance my Sword Dao true meaning to Sword Dao heavenly rule and continue to cultivate Seamless to strengthen my Divine Telekinesis. I could also accumulate more World Rules and god sequence chains for my God Territory...'
Lin Huang's thought processes slowly gained more clarity. Although the way by which he could increase his combat strength was still unclear for the time being, there were still many other ways to increase his abilities. He also anticipated that the method for increasing his combat strength ought to be among one of these paths for improving his abilities.
'My current self should be strong enough to take on a fourth-rank Heavenly God. If I borrow the power of the god sequence chains, I could even go up against a fifth-rank,' Lin Huang re-evaluated his overall ability.
The three hundred and fifty-eight heavenly god-level Sword Servants—this was combat strength at the first echelon.
Kylie, Killer, Ku Rong (Demonic Buddhist Holy Son), and Blackscale (the Symbiotic Creature of the Abyssal Fountain) were Supreme God rank-5s, all of whom were at ninth-rank true god-level; it was only a matter of time before the four of them elevated to heavenly god-level. They were in the second echelon.
Among the card monsters who were at Pseudo-supreme God rank-4.5, Teng Ran (Sect Leader of the Thousand Snake Sect) had been re-instituted to ninth-rank true god-level. Bloody was currently at sixth-rank, while Bai was currently only at fourth-rank. However, without the restriction of the upper limit of Lin Huang's combat strength, it would not be difficult for the two of them to evolve further. The three of them were considered the third echelon.
Grimace, Charcoal, the Bug Tribe Queen Mothers, and the remaining others were all at mythical-level rank-4, and their combat levels were at third-rank or fourth-rank, so there was still a lot of room for improvement.
Under the command of the four Queen Mothers were more than five thousand mythical-level rank-4 Bug Kings and Bug Tribe elite fighters who were at true god-level as well. They were also a powerful combat force.
Due to the enhancement of Monster Paradise, his summoning beasts could not be truly killed. For the next few days, Lin Huang put on the Thousand Face mask and went around several battlefields in the God Territory, releasing all the imperial monsters apart from the hive to let them hunt on their own and increase their combat strength.
Lin Huang spent a few days to complete this before he contacted Bloody again.
"What's the situation like on Kylie's end?"
"Since she's at supreme god-level rank-5, she was affected by the increase in your combat strength, so she was able to advance her own combat strength to ninth-rank true god-level in one go," Bloody replied, then continued, "I've let Kylie temporarily suppress the advancement of her combat strength. We took this opportunity to request a large number of materials on the grounds that we would be going into closed-door cultivation. We're still short of the last two types of materials needed to advance to rank-6, but we should be able to get them within this month.
"What about you? Have you advanced to true god-level yet?" Bloody immediately enquired.
"I've already completed the advancement, and Pure Spirit rank-6 authority has been activated." Lin Huang nodded. "However, if a Monster Card isn't recalled, then there's a distance limitation on use of the Advance Card, so Kylie must be within my field of vision for the Advance Card to be effective. That's why you need to arrange for me to meet with her in person."
"That's hardly a problem." Bloody nodded. "Next month, a secret territory will be opened in the God Territory, and only organizations that are peak grade-5 and above are eligible to participate. Various major organizations will send their best genius talents to compete. When the time comes, Kylie and I will participate together. You can also apply to join via Death Sickle by using Xie Lin's identity—it's unlikely that they'll turn you down.
"Later, I'll send you a file containing detailed information about this secret territory."
After they had finished discussing important matters, the two chatted for a while more before ending the call.
Bloody sent over the documents about the secret territory in short order. As soon as he received them, Lin Huang immediately opened them and began checking the information out.
After a quick scan through the file, Lin Huang was able to form a general understanding of this secret territory.
This secret territory that Bloody had mentioned was actually a mini world used by God Capital for locking up prisoners. Every few hundred years, when the number of prisoners in the mini world had accumulated to a certain level, God Capital would dispatch people there to conduct a clean-up. In reality, this so-called clean-up was letting a few Heavenly Gods enter the place to slaughter the prisoners. Later on, God Capital felt that this method was too troublesome. Even though there were also Heavenly Gods among the prisoners, most of them were only Virtual Gods and True Gods. The members of God Capital were all pure-blooded Protoss, and they regarded it as a shameful thing for Heavenly Gods to slaughter Virtual Gods and True Gods.
Therefore, someone came up with the idea of letting the Virtual Gods and True Gods of God Capital enter the place as a trial, and carry out a hunting competition.
After several of these events, the higher-ups of God Capital felt that this hunting competition involving only their own members was not exciting enough, so they decided to just open up the secret territory to a few other grade-7 organizations and invite the gifted geniuses of other organizations to participate. After that, one by one, grade-6 organizations also began taking part, and things slowly evolved to the way things were at present.
The prisoners in the secret territory had also gradually gotten used to this game.
At God Capital's request, prisoners were allowed to arbitrarily attack hunters of the same level. However, True Gods were prohibited from attacking Virtual Gods, while Heavenly Gods were forbidden to attack True Gods and Virtual Gods. They could only fight back if the God Territory hunters attacked them first.
Moreover, if the prisoners survived by the end of the hunt, they would get a definite share of the spoils from the hunters that they had killed. God Capital would even dispatch someone to help them unlock the storage rings of the slain individuals.
To some extent, this also motivated the prisoners to participate in this game.
The most important thing was that Virtual Gods and True Gods who survived three consecutive hunts would be released. Of course, this was not an unconditional release. After they left the prison space, they were obligated to sign a master-servant contract with members of God Capital to become their God Servants.
Lin Huang was initially rather curious about why God Capital would have so many prisoners.
After reading the documents to the end, though, he discovered that this game had developed to a point where not only God Capital but various other major organizations were also providing prisoners to God Capital.
One organization in particular was the God Combat Temple. After every territorial war that they participated in—no matter if it were large-scale or small-scale—they would bring back large numbers of prisoners of war.
In the secret territory, the number of prisoners that the Combat God Temple contributed accounted for more than half the total prisoner population. That was more than all the other organizations combined.
Lin Huang did not experience any great misgivings over hunting these prisoners because most of them were from the Abyss, the Bug Tribe, and other tribes of different species. There were humans as well, but they were very few in number. He just had to make sure that he did not initiate a move against his compatriots first.