Edited by: VindiFan#1
TN: From this chapter onward, both the System and Impartial Goddess dialogues will be put into [.] for easy differentiation, as well as Skill and Technique names.
Gu Qing Shan contemplated: “This is a good chance, make sure to analyze their national situation well, we might need to resume contact with them later”
[I will] Impartial Goddess answered, [gathered intelligence of Man Killer Fiend has been relayed. Sir Gu Qing Shan, please give me your assessment of the three Man Killer Fiends]
Gu Qing Shan replied: “They’re all bad news, in comparison, I’d rather the one that evolve the fastest be that Man Killer Fiend I fought with before”
[On what basis do you use to give this assessment?]
“Their threat to humanity, as well as my own personal judgement”
Impartial Goddess stayed silent for a bit, saying: [I have a certain conversation recording that sir Gu Qing Shan might be interested in]
“Very well, play it” Gu Qing Shan said.
The sound of a ringtone.
Then the conversation began.
“Mom, how are you over there?”
Gu Qing Shan was shocked; this voice belongs to the fastest evolving Man Killer Fiend that he fought before.
“Right, just use the money for yourself, live a bit more well-off, this way I can concentrate on my work”
The conversation ends.
Gu Qing Shan sat and listened to it in silence, then closed his eyes to think for a while.
Who would’ve thought, that Man Killer Fiend was the perfect evolution that he spoke about.
A Man Killer Fiend that regains human emotions would have an evolution speed that none other can compare to.
As time passes, he’ll only get stronger.
The best way to deal with such a dangerous monster is to kill it off.
Then Impartial Goddess’ voice was heard again.
[Report, sir Martial Saint could not finish him off]
[As there were errors in his power estimation, the Man Killer Fiend was able to escape once more]
“Is the Martial Saint hurt?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
[The Martial Saint was basically unscathed, the Man Killer Fiend was severely wounded, but taking into account his recovery speed, the wound might not serve as a good reference”]
Impartial Goddess asked: [Should we find the chance to finish him off?]
[Seeing that the target has an emotional weakness, taking into account the possibility of using a hostage, there are a total of 31 measures we can take] Impartial Goddess suggested.
Gu Qing Shan thought for a bit: “Let me think for a bit”
Impartial Goddess spoke again: [Sir Gu Qing Shan was the first scientist to present the concept of Man Eater Fiend and Man Killer Fiend, as well as a Professionist that has personally faced off against a Man Killer Fiend. Requesting sir Gu Qing Shan to create a measurement scale for Man Killer Fiends based on the current power scale, to more accurately gauge the enemy’s power]
Gu Qing Shan thought for a bit, then quickly spoke: “Then how about we categorize Professionists’ strength scale again, then use that to create the scale for Man Killer Fiends?”
[Currently recording, please continue]
“First are martial artists, from lowest to highest, they are: Master, Grandmaster, Martial Eminence, Martial Saint, Martial God”
Impartial Goddess spoke: [The highest level reachable by humanity is only Martial Saint. Martial God is an unknown category]
Gu Qing Shan smiled, then spoke: “Just record it first, who knows, maybe one day someone will break through the limit of Martial Saint, you can then put them as Martial God ———-Martial God is the actual realm of Saint anyways”
“Next are Elementalists, from how much they can awaken it, the strength of their power also changes in different strides, the lowest is 1st stage, the highest being 5th stage”
“A 4th stage Elementalist can be used as a standard guideline for all other Professionists, 5th stage is the same as a Martial God”
“Next are God’s Chosen Skills, also split into 5 stages. 1st stage is First Awakening; 2nd stage is Willing Manifestation; 3rd stage is Complete Awakening; 4th is Undergoing Change, and 5th is Re-evolution”
Gu Qing Shan then shrugged, saying: “We can’t really assess it too deeply, since God’s Chosen Skills are too varied, no one can really tell how strong they are”
“Good, then next are the Man Killer Fiends” Gu Qing Shan said, “Man Killer Fiends grow stronger at a much quicker rate, but they’re always one stage weaker than regular Professionists”
“A 5th stage Man Killer Fiend can only be compared to a 4th stage Professionist, sometimes even weaker due to lack of fighting skills”
“And a 6th stage Man Killer Fiend is only as strong as a 5th stage Professionist”
“But Man Killer Fiends don’t die easily, they aren’t afraid of wounds in battle, and their rate of evolution is rapid, which is also their main strength”
“That’s pretty much it” Gu Qing Shan finished.
This is Reality’s current strength measurement scale.
But Reality’s Professionists usage of energy is very crude, and they don’t know about the existence of spirit energy.
Spirit energy is the purest and basic power of the world.
Reality’s martial artists don’t know to use spirit energy to nurture and train their bodies. Elementalists don’t know to use spirit energy to increase their means and power of attacks. God’s Chosen don’t know how to use spirit energy to feed their God’s Chosen Skills, to quickly increase its evolution speed.
Because of that, a single cultivator can face off several Professionists of the same level and still have room to spare.
This type of occurrence persisted when the game started until very long after, only when everyone has already known to train and use spirit energy that it slowly disappeared.
[Recording finished, I also have something to report, that Man Killer Fiend has snuck back to Bai Sha county]
“It returned?” Gu Qing Shan was a bit surprised, “we didn’t put any people to block his way back?”
[We only left the return path open]
“For what reason?”
[We did not have enough manpower, as well as the chance of him returning was calculated to be the lowest]
Gu Qing Shan was even more surprised; this Man Killer Fiend also knows to use its head.
Seeing both what happened before and after with this Man Killer Fiend, a brave yet crazy idea surfaced in Gu Qing Shan’s mind.
“If that’s the case…”
Gu Qing Shan clasped his hands together, resting his arm on the table and stayed silent for quite a bit.
He was thinking deeply.
This matter, if he takes one wrong step, it could lead to an irreversible chain of reactions.
But without trying at least once, he can’t give up this idea.
A long while later.
Gu Qing Shan finally decided.
“Where is the Martial Saint right now?” He asked.
[He is resting on a military HQ about 110km from here]
“Very well, I need you to make some preparations for emergency extraction, I want to contact that Man Killer Fiend again” Gu Qing Shan said.
[You mentioned ‘contact’ sir? Did you mean to fight, or verbal communication?]
[Despite the target’s current wounds, he still has the power to threaten sir Gu Qing Shan’s life, discouraging communication]
“No need to worry, I can at least put up a fight in a short amount of time, not to mention, the Martial Saint shall be near the area”
Impartial Goddess questioned: [From current analysis, this operation contains immense risk, why does sir still insist on communication?]
“If I didn’t hear that conversation recording from before, I might have considered using power in numbers to kill him” Gu Qing Shan smiled, mocking himself: “But there’s a few things that I can’t just ignore after knowing”
[I don’t understand]
“Just prepare the best possible protection measures, I’m also afraid of death”
[Protection measures has been drafted, ready for use at any time]
Impartial Goddess went silent briefly, then said: [This operation will be considered S rank top-secret. Asides from sir and myself, only the President has enough authority to know about it, others will not have enough authority to access it]
“Very well, it’s been hard on you” Gu Qing Shan nodded.
——–after this, there are a few very minor things that aren’t worth mentioning, but are worth considering.
Sometimes, even the smallest of details can lead to a tragic misunderstanding, so every move must be carefully planned out.
While he was thinking, his Holo-Brain lit up, as Impartial Goddess spoke: [You have a visitor]
“Who?” being interrupted from his thought process, Gu Qing Shan asked in annoyance.
[Your business partner]
“Why is he here?” Gu Qing Shan mumbled, stood up and went out.
On the roof, a small-sized shuttle was slowly descending.
As the door lowered, a man stepped out.
He was wearing a black vest coat, black fingerless gloves, showing a sense of maturity and steadiness.
But Gu Qing Shan knows well, that impression is very much fabricated.
Sure enough, right as he stepped out, Zhang Ying Hao spreads his arm and heartily laughed: “My dear business partner, you’ve helped save my little sister, how could I ever repay you?”
Gu Qing Shan sighed, saying: “As long as you don’t bring me any unnecessary trouble, I’ll gladly take that as repayment”