Chapter 272.1 - The Fate Trickster's First Wave of Explosions
Upon entering the giant Punishment hall, Wang Zhong did not have time to admire the decor before an army official wearing smart riding boots walked over in an unhurried yet quick pace and stood before him. Although she was not an extreme beauty, she was well worth a second look especially as her eyes were brimming with spirit. "Nice to meet you, sir. My name's Zhao Mengling and I'm in charge of registration. Please follow me."
There were quite a lot of people in the giant hall, separated into many departments. Wang Zhong noticed that there were people from empires dressed in various garbs nearby, being guided to undergo the registration process.
At this moment, Zhao Mengling handed over a form made from a special material to Wang Zhong. "This is the adventurer's registration form. Since you're a citizen of the Freedom Federation, there's no need for you to undergo any further checks. It's compulsory to fill in the red sections, however, it's up to your own discretion for the other areas."
Wang Zhong glanced at the form and saw that it was indeed extremely simple, with the necessary portions being the name, nationality of the adventurer and signature in acknowledgement to the basic rules and regulations of the adventurers' organisation. While gathering necessary information, the protection of the adventurer's privacy was greatly considered. Such a carefree attitude was the reason as to why the adventurer bases would be booming with life.
Nodding his head, Wang Zhong looked at the adventurer's name column. After pondering, he decided to write "Fate Master" before clearly feeling a tremble of happiness emanating from Simba's transformed mask.
Feeling that, Wang Zhong smiled. That was a name he had thought about for a very long time. Naturally, in the eyes of others, a mysterious arc appeared on his mask.
While filling in the form, Wang Zhong adopted the appearance of inadvertent "curiosity" and asked Zhao Mengling, "What are they doing?"
Raising her head to look in the direction Wang Zhong had indicated, Zhao Mengling saw the people from the empire who were currently registering and replied, "They're registering their combat results for this period of time."
"Oh? Registering their combat results?"
"Yes. In order to explore the hyperdimension, any exploration and combat can be registered here. They will be ranked according to the direct or indirect effect on mankind before the contribution points are calculated… Oh that's right sir, if you have any past combat results in the hyperdimension, you can come over here and register it. Even if you don't have an eligible witness who can prove your success, you can undergo the combat result evaluation as long as you have a certain level of material evidence. For example, if you killed a dimensional beast, you will be able to guarantee this contribution with the war trophies unique to the beast."
"Killing dimensional beasts also counts?"
"Not all of them, only those that threaten mankind or undiscovered dangerous dimensional beasts. Over there is an information sheet on how contributions are evaluated. You can stay behind to look at it."
The process of killing a beast, discovering it, successfully escaping and any kind of incident or experience could be exchanged for contribution points as long as they were evaluated to be of value. Many things that were seen as worthless in the empires could be redeemed for pretty good items in the Federation. For this reason, the people from the empires were unable to break away from the Federation despite hating its greed. In general, the majority of the empire people who came here were still willing to trade with the Federation. Naturally, people with attitudes like Aioros and Mu Zi were the exception, however, they also yearned for the lifestyle and food available in the Federation.
Under Zhao Mengling's guidance, Wang Zhong used his Skylink to scan his adventurer's identification code. This was the convenience in being a citizen of the federation. Most Heroic Soul soldiers would enter the hyperdimension through a spatial fissure, which allowed to them to carry quite a few things along, with the Skylink being one of the necessities. Although not every place throughout the hyperdimension had a signal, the majority of adventurer bases were covered. Wang Zhong had used a small dimensional pouch to bring it in.
Zhao Mengling's work efficiency was very high as she was clearly able to remain calm in the face of strange sights. In an extremely short time, she had completed Wang Zhong's basic adventurer registration. After explaining the basic rules and regulations, she proceeded to routinely ask him, "In that case, Sir Fate Master, is there any combat results that you want to register?"
"Yes, there is."
"Okay. Do you know what type of dimensional beast it was and approximately how many of them you've killed? Also, do you have the combat trophies as evidence?" asked Zhao Mengling with a faint smile. Suddenly, she realised that the people from the empires who had completed their combat result registration were listening in. This made her feel slightly guilty for not waiting until they left before asking Sir Fate Master about the matter of registering his combat results. In the past two years, the Federation had paid special attention to treat the empires side with equal treatment for the sake of redeeming themselves from their previous "cheater" image. Despite this, experts from the empires began to mock and ridicule the Federation. From an overall perspective, there were loads of strange people from the empires, all of them being combat veterans with extremely strong combat prowess.
Blinking, Wang Zhong replied, "I can't really count how many, just that it was a lot. However, all of them have been destroyed."
Puff. Mocking laughter rang out from a few of the empire people. To them, the greatest unique trait of the Federation people was their boasting without any ability to back it up.
Ignoring them, Wang Zhong continued to speak. "I dealt with a pyramid yesterday. Due to its disappearance, all of the combat trophies have disappeared with it. I think that you should have felt it."
"Okay, you've dealt with…" Zhao Mengling suddenly halted her speech as she stared at Wang Zhong with wide eyes and a mouth gaping in shock.
What did he say? He dealt with a pyramid???
"Sir, did you just say that you, sir, had dealt with a pyramid? Am I right? Sir Fate Master!"
"Yes," replied Wang Zhong, nodding his head. His purpose for coming over was to register this combat result, which would allow him to obtain a good adventurer ranking. With this ranking, it would be much more convenient for him to gain a deeper understanding of the hyperdimension in many angles. In addition, he would be allocated resources which he could use. Essentially, he was only different to Aioros and Mu Zi in that he was a citizen of the Federation.
Zhao Mengling subconsciously took a breath which made her cough. "Cough, cough. Sir, is the pyramid you're talking about the small pyramid or the Rank S illusionary pyramid?",
Several of the registered people in the surroundings immediately perked up their ears. In the past few hours, the pyramid had already become the hottest conversation topic as it had already been so many years since there were people who had dealt with an Rank S secret realm. No one knew which power had paid such a big price to accomplish that, however, most people assumed it was the empires side as there was no movement from the Federation.
"Rank S pyramid." Wearing the clown mask, Wang Zhong appeared exceedingly cold and callous.
This caused Zhao Mengling to instantly turn ramrod straight before bowing at ninety degrees and replying, "Senior, I'm truly… truly sorry about this. I'm really sorry. The combat result you want to register surpasses my level of expertise. Please wait a moment as I'll bring my superiors over here immediately."
In just a moment, the entire base was completely flared up. The expert that dealt with the Rank S pyramid has appeared???
"Is this real or fake? Just one person?"
"It's a swindler. How could a single person deal with an Rank S secret realm? Is he a Divine Soul expert?"
"I think so too. There has to be some power, or many experts collaborating to be able to pull off something like that. It's impossible for a single person to accomplish.