Chapter 131 - End of the line

Chapter 131 of 150 chapters

Translated by: La0o9

Edited by: VindiFan#1

Half an hour later.

Gu Qing Shan was waiting for Impartial Goddess’ autopsy results.

“Outer skin can resist damage from technological attacks very well”

“Organs and bones are nigh-invulnerable from technological attacks and weapons”

“Autopsy performed with traditional scalpels, exceptional results”

“Performed attacks using the 3 main Professionist powers, exceptional results”

“Conclusion: The more evolved the monsters are, the less vulnerable to technological weapons they are”

“Exceptional” Gu Qing Shan stood up, muttering: “At the moment, most traditional technological weapons are no longer usable, we must change the development direction of our war technology”

“May I ask; what direction would that be?” Impartial Goddess asked.

“From being the main attacking method to becoming the support”

“Please elaborate”

Gu Qing Shan smiled, then said: “My battle from just now, did you analyzed its recording?”

“It has been analyzed a total of 15,359,743 times”

“Then tell me, in that battle, how many tactics could I have employed to deal with the situation better?”

“There are none, sir, your method was quite perfect”

Gu Qing Shan wryly smiled, saying: “Don’t flatter me”

“Very well, there were 2 other tactics you could’ve employed to increase the effectiveness of your attacks”

Gu Qing Shan replied: “Exactly, that is what’s called support. The speed of computer thinking and calculation isn’t something that humans can compare to. Not to mention, it’s the most objective, capable of helping humans quickly improve”

“Select one out of the two tactics you devised, I’ll study it”

“On the other hand, how many people are still alive in Bai Sha county?”

“17,634 people”

Gu Qing Shan sighed: “No wonder he evolved so fast, I remember Bai Sha county having at least a few dozen million people, yet there’s barely anyone left now”

“No, it is not done by him” Impartial Goddess said.

“Ah? Then how does he evolve then?” Gu Qing Shan asked in surprise.

“He enjoys killing his own kind, even though he also kills humans, the amount is much lower”

“That’s also a fast method indeed” Gu Qing Shan commented.

Impartial Goddess said: “Due to this Man Killer Fiend existing, we are unable to apply the Mech rescue procedures devised from before in Bai Sha county, at the moment, Bai Sha county remains in name only”

Impartial Goddess and Gu Qing Shan both went silent.

Then Impartial Goddess spoke up again: “Sir, the Martial Saint is here, he’s looking for you”

Gu Qing Shan stood up, leaving the research lab.

As he walked out, he saw Martial Saint Zhang Zong Yang quickly jumping out from a high-speed shuttle.

“Where’s the monster?” Zhang Zong Yang asked.

“It got frightened of you and left” Gu Qing Shan shrugged.

Zhang Zong Yang’s face didn’t become any better after hearing that, shaking his head and sighed: “The speed of their evolution is too fast, it’s like as long as they still have people to kill, they can keep on evolving nonstop”

“Right, that’s part of the discrimination in society” Gu Qing Shan said as he invited him inside.

Gu Qing Shan poured two glasses of strong wine, giving the Martial Saint one of them as they knocked glasses and downed it in one gulp.

“It’s very good wine, another”

Zhang Zong Yang slightly frowned, seemingly a bit unsatisfied.

Gu Qing Shan poured him another glass.

“Where did you get this wine? It’s really great” Zhang Zong Yang asked.

“Su Xue Er sent it to me” Gu Qing Shan answered.

Zhang Zong Yang recalled, then exclaimed: “Ah, the young lady that received the Blazing Angel”

“Hmmmm ——–I have a proposal” Zhang Zong Yang thought for a bit, then said.

“Please go ahead”

“Zhang Ying Hao’s little sister, I think you should get to know her a bit”

“No thank you!”

“Fine, fine, I’m only suggesting it. But man, I have had enough of this” Zhang Zong Yang took another sip of the wine, then complained.

“What’s wrong?” Gu Qing Shan asked.

“Man Killer Fiends have intelligence, they can even steal and learn our fighting techniques, it’s becoming harder and harder to deal with them” Zhang Zong Yang answered dejectedly.

“That’s normal” Gu Qing Shan said, “I believe, for Man Killer Fiends alone, as they reach a perfect evolution, they’ll regain their human emotions ———-however such a case is really rare, practically impossible”

“Emotion?” Zhang Zong Yang lightly laughed, then commented: “The hell, if it’s like you said, a perfectly evolved Man Killer Fiend can make their own society or something”

Gu Qing Shan very seriously replied: “They won’t”

“Ah? Why is that so? I’ll be glad to hear a scientist’s conclusion” Zhang Zong Yang said.

“From their characteristics, without a target for them to kill, they’ll be more than glad to kill one of their own”

“And I’ve also thought of a method to get rid of them” Gu Qing Shan said.

“Do tell”

“Warp technology”

Zhang Zong Yang thought about it for a bit, then hesitantly said: “You want to teleport them to outer space?”

“That’s too wasteful, the best method would be to send them into the ocean” Gu Qing Shan replied.

Zhang Zong Yang slapped his thighs, saying: “How could I not have thought of that”

Then he excitedly mumbled: “There are more and more monsters in the ocean, not to mention they’re becoming even stronger. If a Man Killer Fiend gets thrown in there, they definitely won’t be able to win, even if they won, facing the endless amounts of sea monsters, they’ll eventually die anyways”

“And we can also kill a few ocean monsters with this method as well”

He contemplated: “To be able to warp Man Killer Fiends, this technology needs to be improved a bit, so that it’s easier and faster to warp things”

Gu Qing Shan stayed silent for a bit, then said: “I’ll try to think of a solution for that”

At this time, Impartial Goddess suddenly spoke: “Martial Saint sir, we’ve discovered the enemy’s trace, please sortie immediately”

A pair of terrifying bone wings appeared on the screen.

The Man Killer Fiend from before was quickly flying across a desolate desert”

“He’s leaving the city? Very well, an open place is more suitable for fighting anyways” Zhang Zong Yang put down the glass, then picked it up and downed it all in one gulp.

“This Man Killer Fiend is the current most highly evolved specimen, according to its currently rate of evolution, it still isn’t your opponent, but the chance to successfully destroy it is only 49.512512%”

“It doesn’t even reach 50%? What now?”

“The army is currently being dispatched to perform a pincer attack”

“Well then, guess I’ll be leaving”

Saying so, Zhang Zong Yang stood up.

He patted Gu Qing Shan on the back, saying: “Zhang Ying Hao will come find you some time tonight, saying that he needs to thank you face to face for your advice that he was able to save his sister”

“That’s too formal ——-I think he probably had something else planned” Gu Qing Shan answered.

“Ahaha, I’m not going to get involved in you young people’s matter” Zhang Zong Yang laughed heartily as he left.

The desert.

The young man was fixing his glasses out of habit, but touched nothing.

Martial Saint Zhang Zong Yang.

This name carries a very real threat to himself.

Reaching this level of evolution, he already has a bit of precognition.

And he can feel the fact that he’s not that person’s opponent.

If the Martial Saint reaches here, would he be able to get out alive?

The young man looked around, spotting the movement from afar.

7-8 Man Killer Fiends with different-looking outer appearances were carefully circling him, surrounding him.

“All of you dare to face me despite how feeble you are?” The young man mocked them.

“I heard about it” a one-horned, eyeless Man Killer Fiend spoke, “the Martial Saint wants to kill you, and while all of us here can’t kill you, we can still stall you long enough that you won’t escape very far”

“That’s right, you’ve killed so many of our own, but not enough humans, we’ve all agreed that your evolution is flawed, you’ve failed” a Man Killer Fiend with a face full of teeth said.

“What good would it do you to let the Martial Saint kill me?” the young man crossed his arms.

“We don’t want to live under your shadow, FUCK NO!” a huge, bulky Man Killer Fiend shouted.

The Man Killer Fiends were slowly surrounding him.

“If you all want to die so much ——–“ the young man’s eyes flared up, about to act, but then stopped.

He took the Holo-Brain out from his breast pocket, looking at the message on it.

The almost-solid blood glow still surrounded him, but his eyes carried a sense of warmth and gentleness.

The two extremely contradicting images made the Man Killer Fiends all stopped in their tracks.

“You still haven’t thrown away the human’s tool” a Man Killer Fiend growled.

“He’s not one of us, and not one of the humans, he shouldn’t exist in this world” another agreed

“Attack him, no need to risk your lives, we only need to stall him here!”

As soon as the Martial Saint left, Impartial Goddess gave out a warning.

“The 6th advent of the sea creatures has commenced”

“Eastern Sea shore, 890 knots away, unknown creature 1”

“South Eastern shore, 1007 knots away, unknown creature 2”

“Southern Sea shore, 1821 knots away, unknown creature 3, unknown creature 4”

“According to satellite images, all the sea creatures are of unknown types, unable to collect anymore information”

“The President has signed the newest war-time emergency policy, conscripting Professionists now…”

Gu Qing Shan looked at the blurry images onscreen, staying silent.

It hasn’t been that long, yet so many sea creatures are interested in “land” already.

They still haven’t started to evolve, otherwise they would move to live permanently on the ground.

When that happens, humanity would have to start competing for living space with the sea creatures.

Not to mention, the sea creatures have come too quickly compared to before.

Just a single sea monster is able to destroy an entire city, you can’t deal with it without using Professionists.

But facing off against a dozen-meter-tall monster with unknown characteristics, unable to be hurt by anything but Professionists, any casualty is a huge loss.

Luckily, current sea creatures are still in a state of confusion, they can’t think yet.

As long as “that” calamity doesn’t happen early, the threat of the sea creatures is still within the realm of acceptability.

————-but to put your hope in some unknown “if” isn’t exactly the best thing to do.

Gu Qing Shan thought for a while, then started to enter a certain coordinate into his Holo-Brain.

“Interstellar coordinates?” Impartial Goddess asked.

“That’s right, start searching” Gu Qing Shan said.

“Very well, sir”

After 20 minutes.

“Detected signal”

“Attempting connection”

“The other party doesn’t respond”

“Tell him” Gu Qing Shan spoke, “if you don’t want the Interstellar Fortress to be terminated, then respond”

“Very well, sir”

After a short pause.

An angry voice was heard from the Holo-Brain.

“Fuck! Fuck! How the fuck did you find me?” an old voice was screaming at him.

Gu Qing Shan said: “30 years ago, 7 female University students disappeared in the city that you died in”

“That has nothing to do with me!” The man raised his voice.

“Is that so? But as soon as you died, they all disappeared without a trace” Gu Qing Shan casually said, “I seem to remember that they were all fanatics of yours”

The other side went silent.

After a while, he spoke again: “What do you want?”

Gu Qing Shan replied: “I’ll be frank, Mr. Liao, I have no interest in how you used cloning technology to fool the 9 Lords”

“I also don’t have any criticism with your personal life”

“That you can survive and is enjoying such a fulfilling life in space, I personally feel that’s an absolute miracle”

“But now that the Apocalypse has come, I need the help of your latest warp technology to help us get through this time of trouble”

Gu Qing Shan stopped for a bit, then very solemnly said: “It’s been 30 years, you would definitely have some sort of new breakthrough, do you not?”