Chapter 272.2 - The Fate Trickster's First Wave of Explosions
After a moment, Zhao Mengling brought over two middle-aged men. She walked over cautiously and introduced them to Wang Zhong. "Distinguished Sir Fate Master. These two are the highest officials in charge of this Diamond Base, Major General Darwin and Presiding Judge Musk."
With his clown mask, Wang Zhong could sense the tyrannical strength contained within the bodies of these two. It appeared vast and deep, showing that they were existences exceeding the Heroic Soul stage.
Darwin and Musk were sizing up this clown-masked person at the same time. News of the Rank S secret realm being conquered was already a matter that had shaken the entire Federation. Everyone in the giant hall wanted to know which power had done it. Oddly, before it happened not a single trace of information had been leaked. There was naturally some suspicion that it was done by the empires, most probably the Kaiser Empire. In return the empires were also trying to make sense of this matter.
Even with Darwin and Musk's strength, they weren't able to sense the strength of Fate Master before them. Nevertheless, they didn't dare use their soul power to probe and search as such an impolite action might provoke and infuriate those few terrifying existences.
"Respected Fate Master, sir, congratulations on becoming an adventurer. This isn't a good place to talk so please follow us inside," Darwin said with a faint smile.
Wang Zhong nodded. Both Darwin and Musk each had their own plans at heart, but frankly speaking neither believed too much in the person before them.
They entered the guest rooms and closed the door behind them. Major General Darwin gave Wang Zhong a faint smile before saying, "Please forgive me, Fate Master sir. We both know a Rank S secret realm was conquered a few days ago. Because of that we have arranged for a team of people to investigate about the matter. According to the established rules, we will need evidence related to the Rank S secret realm in order to verify it. It's best for direct evidence, else the evaluation would require a very long period of consideration."
Darwin represented the Stuart Clan, while Musk represented the Musk Clan. Both were part of the Ten Great Clans of the Federation. Along with being important within the Federation, these great clans controlled the adventurer bases of humanity within the hyperdimension. Naturally, for the sake of equality, those high ranking officials in charge of the bases would do so on a rotary schedule. There was also two clans there in order to maintain mutual checks and balances.
Once conquered, the Rank S secret realm had a 90 percent chance of disappearing. This meant there would be no 'evidence'. If one simply wanted the experience, then there would be countless stories that could accomplish it. What's more, this Fate Master had no prior records on hand, so they had no choice but to be doubtful and suspicious.
Wang Zhong smiled faintly when he heard all of this. At the same time, a mysterious smile appeared on the clown mask, instantly stunning both Darwin and Musk… that clown mask was a soul tool!
People with even a bit of strength and background could bring items over into the hyperdimension. Yet, this mask definitely wasn't a product of humans. It was either a dimensional treasure or a soul tool!
The two's stance grew more respectful, but the strange and mysterious mask still wasn't enough proof of the Rank S pyramid.
Without saying a word, Wang Zhong simply took out the golden stone slab.
Darwin and Musk, who were just about to say their goodbyes, immediately stopped. In fact, Darwin was so emotional he actually stood straight up.
"God, it's the legendary golden stone slab!" This admiration-filled voice came from Musk.
This wasn't actually the first golden stone slab they'd seen. Darwin's Stuart Clan was in possession of the only golden stone slab on Earth. It had also come from a Rank S secret realm and was the key to unlocking the mysteries of the dimension!
The thing mere looked like some fusion of gold and stone, yet the moment it was brought out it spoke a thousand words.
This was actually the legendary hidden gold treasure!
Perhaps others outside wouldn't know, but for Darwin and Musk they were considered part of the upper echelon of the Federation. To be heading an adventurer base, they definitely had the clan's influence and trust.
But even they weren't able to actually witness the sole golden stone slab. Now, before them, a golden stone slab was currently being spun around by this Fate Master, as though it were some ordinary thing.
The two's hearts began to tremble, their breaths growing hurried.
"Would this thing be enough? I don't remember how many I killed, and after the pyramid disappeared there was only this left," Wang Zhong said very casually. The clown mask on his face, however, made him seem… very haughty.
Gulping down his saliva, Musk said, "Enough, enough, enough! How did you get… ah, I'm sorry! You don't need to explain. I'm just a bit shocked right now. Please forgive me."
Beside him, Darwin's eyes seemed alight with flame. His clan possessed the only other stone stab in existence. Despite being unable to decipher it after so many years, they were certain it contained a gigantic secret within. Furthermore, it wasn't a unique object but came as a set. It was clear that one needed to collect them in order to unleash their mighty strength. Nothing that existed in the hyperdimension was meaningless. And since they appeared within Rank S secret realms, anyone could imagine the price they held.
"Respected sir, your combat results have been recognized!" Darwin spoke very quickly. He had clearly spent a great deal of effort controlling his emotions. What he needed to do was show a professional stance in order to gain a more favourable impression of the person before him.
When he heard this, Musk quietly cursed out in his heart before hastily standing to personally help Wang Zhong handle the formalities.
The following registration went extremely smoothly. With the combined recognition of the bureau chief and presiding judge, Wang Zhong's adventurer resume had its first combat result added in. It was the awe-inspiring Completion of a Rank S Pyramid Secret Realm!
With a gentle cough, Musk said to Wang Zhong, "Fate Master, sir. Although you don't have any past combat records, just based off the special traits of the Rank S secret realm the two of us have determined your direct promotion to a Six Star Adventurer. All you need do is scan this authentication code and you will obtain all of the special benefits given to a Six Star Adventurer. Thank you for your efforts in the development and progress of humanity."
When he heard those words, Wang Zhong immediately gawked. Immediate promotion to six stars? That seemed too easy.
In contrast to Wang Zhong's true expression, a small downward curl appeared on the corner of the clown mask's face. It gave off a feeling of disdain toward the two men.
Both Darwin and Musk definitely didn't believe Wang Zhong was some new expert who had just entered the hyperdimension. They knew the other felt some slight disdain toward their judgement. They actually did want to give him a seven stars, but were unable to do so due to their limitations.
Darwin was quite smart and quickly said, "Distinguished sir, if it's convenient for you then you can spend some time recording down the process in which you conquered the pyramid. After being evaluated you will obtain more contribution points. Of course, you might not care for this but it will definitely be of great help to the development and progress of our Federation. It can save the lives of countless soldiers."
Wang Zhong was already speechless. What he really wanted to say was… Wasn't a Six Star Adventurer already a bit much? They say it's hard for even Heavenly Soul stage experts to achieve.
But when he thought about the possibility of saving the lives of soldiers, Grace immediately came to mind. In the end, Wang Zhong nodded, which immediately made the other two ecstatic. This would also count as their own contributions!
The most critical point was how their positions made it easy for them to obtain first-hand news and also meet with such an expert.
"Distinguished sir, while we do not have authority over the other bases, so long as you enter Diamond Base we will definitely provide you with the best service and latest news. If you want to set up an auction, then we'll offer our services free of charge. If you wish to buy anything, there will be a 40 percent discount. You can even stack this with other discounts at any time." Right now, this major general of the mighty Stuart Clan had turned into an unscrupulous businessman. If others were to see the current Darwin, then there was an eight out of ten chance their glasses would fall to the ground and shatter.
"I want to sell this," Wang Zhong said while tapping his finger against the stone stab in his hand. This immediately made the hearts of Darwin and Musk palpitate with excitement.