1509 Death Sickle“s Secre
On the Gold Leaderboard, Xiu Mu's hunting points had suddenly skyrocketed by four hundred points, which once more attracted the attention of all the other participants.
One must be aware that Lin Huang's name had been constantly at the top of the Gold Leaderboard, so even just a change of 1 point could be clearly seen by everyone—what more a surge of 400 points.
Upon seeing the 400-point change in his score, many people were taken aback at first but immediately came back to their senses.
The base points a True God earned for hunting down a Heavenly God was 100 points, and for each subsequent increase in the level of the Heavenly God being hunted, the hunting points obtained by the hunters would also be doubled. Therefore, starting at first-rank, the hunting points earned from low-rank to high-rank would be 100 points, 200 points, 400 points, 800 points...
"His hunting points went up by 400 points at once. Does this mean he hunted down a third-rank Heavenly God?!"
"It's probably not from killing two second-rank Heavenly Gods at the same time. According to the rules regarding changes in hunting points, no matter how close the times between two hunts are, each increase in a hunter's points will be displayed in succession. Even if Xiu Mu did hunt down two second-rank Heavenly Gods at the same time, his points should have increased by 200 points twice instead of 400 points at once."
"An increase of 400 hunting points in one shot... Well, those top-tier fellows probably won't be able to sit still at all now."
Several top-tier True God powerhouses were indeed quite agitated by this.
Previously, when Lin Huang was hunting second-rank Heavenly Gods, they had already been forced to start hunting Heavenly Gods before they had even fully adapted to their new environment.
To some extent, Lin Huang's actions at that time had already disrupted their hunting rhythm.
Currently, Lin Huang's success in hunting down a third-rank Heavenly God had thoroughly caused quite a few people to be psychologically off-kilter.
Originally, several of them had thought that during this trial, they would hunt down a few Heavenly Gods and put up a sterling performance in front of the major organizations. If they had a chance, they would try to fight for the top spot on the Gold Leaderboard.
Now though, without a doubt, Lin Huang's performance had drawn everyone's attention. Moreover, having the ability to hunt down a third-rank Heavenly God meant that he had basically secured the top spot on the Gold Leaderboard. No one else had the ability to compete with him.
No matter how hard they tried, other top-tier powerhouses could only fight for second place at most.
Actually, in the beginning, everyone did not regard a dark horse like Xiu Mu as a competitor. However, at present, this fellow who had appeared out of nowhere had just displayed terrifying abilities that completely overpowered everyone else.
Several people were disgruntled, but they also felt helpless at the same time. They could only silently sigh over their bad luck at encountering a dark horse that had suddenly appeared on the public radar.
Many of those who were not top-tier powerhouses felt a sense of schadenfreude. They could fully imagine the faces of those peak powerhouses at this moment.
They could not compete for the first place anyway, so they were happy to watch the commotion.
They only came here to participate in the trial, but they had ended up witnessing the mighty rise of a powerhouse who defied all odds. The rewards were absolutely fulfilling.
After leaving this place, they would have a new hot topic to brag about to their friends.
Upon consideration, this had certainly been a worthwhile trip!
Lin Huang paid no heed to the leaderboard at all. After he had finished checking the state of things within his body, he immediately stored away Stitch's hole-riddled corpse. Without lingering any longer, he swiftly headed in the direction of his next target.
The secret territory was only accessible for one short month, so he wanted to make the best of this time to increase his combat level as much as possible.
After successfully hunting down Stitch, he now had a general understanding of the third-rank Heavenly Gods' abilities in this secret territory. He had also fully planned out his following course of action.
There was no need to hunt down first-ranks and second-ranks, as the number of rules that he could obtain from them was small. Heavenly God prisoners who were above third-rank were also excluded as there was no need for him to further expose his true power. Being able to hunt down a third-rank was already odds-defying enough as it was.
If it were not for the fact that True Gods capable of hunting down third-rank Heavenly Gods had previously emerged in the God Territory, Lin Huang would have even given up on hunting third-rank prisoners.
It was precisely because there were people before him who had already done it that Lin Huang displayed his strength up to this level.
What Lin Huang did not know was that all these predecessors had later gone on to become Lords, without exception.
His performance had already garnered the attention of all the top organizations in the God Territory.
Even the team leaders of the several grade-7 organizations outside the secret territory had reported the news back to the upper ranks of their respective organizations the moment he had successfully killed Stitch.
Of course, Buried Heaven had noticed the behavior of the grade-7 organization team leaders, but he was unable to prevent them from doing so.
In reality, he felt there was no need to stop them either.
He was more cognizant of Lin Huang's background than anyone else, and he knew that Lin Huang was unable to join any other organization except Death Sickle.
This was because he was not a Protoss at all, but a human being.
Apart from Xeno, which took a neutral stance, every other grade-7 organization in the God Territory did not have a very cordial attitude toward humans.
God Capital was a pure blood organization and they even looked down on other Protoss who were not pure blooded, what more humans. The Combat God Temple had conquered human territory more than once and seized a lot of their lands. Divine Clapnet had even planted countless spies among humans and were monitoring their movements at all times. As for Precious Treasure Pavilion, to them, humans were just a type of tradable commodity.
Xeno took a neutral stance, but they were in no way friendly. They would cooperate with whomever they deemed profitable. They did have dealings with humans, but such individuals could only be regarded as business partners at most, and there was definitely no friendship between them.
Buried Heaven knew very well that it was impossible for Lin Huang to join any other organization.
This was because once his identity as a human was exposed, death would be the only option awaiting him.
In fact, for organizations other than Death Sickle, if they were to find out that Lin Huang was a human, most of them would consider Lin Huang a major potential threat and would even try to nip it in the bud.
This was because it was very possible that his existence might lead to the rise of humans in the great world.
The reason why Death Sickle had no such misgivings about this was actually related to a secret the organization had.
In reality, Death Sickle was essentially not a local organization from the God Territory but a branch of a certain organization in the universe.
Only a handful of people knew about this matter.
This was why it was possible for the Blood Sickles within Death Sickle to have a human in their midst.
This was also why Death Sickle could tolerate the existence of a human like Lin Huang.
Buried Heaven also knew of this secret and had therefore maintained a friendly attitude to Lin Huang since the beginning.
Although Buried Heaven was a bona fide Protoss, the secrets he had learned from Death Sickle had long since allowed him to see things from a perspective beyond race.
In his eyes, it did not matter whether Lin Huang was a human or not. The important thing was that he was a powerhouse with extraordinary potential.
Of course, Buried Heaven actually had his own little selfish motive.
He wanted to watch Lin Huang develop, then battle it out with him to his heart's content!
It did not even matter who won or lost!
As he watched Lin Huang's spectacular performance within the secret prisoner territory, he had a feeling that day was not too far away.