They inhaled deeply .
Silvaria used to have 5 god-tier individuals . It was recorded in the history books that these 5 individuals belonged to a lost era . An unknown disaster led to the disappearance of the 5 god-tier humans .
With that, demi-god tier humans are the strongest existence on Silvaria . These people are at least level 90 .
In Silvaria, there are only 5 demi-gods left in the world .
Out of billions of humans, there are only 5 who have stepped into the realm of demigods . They existed on another level separate from normal mortals .
Lei Wang is saying that a demi-god tier demonic beast was probably born in the Giant Beasts Forest .
If anyone other than Lei Wang proposed this, Wu Yan would seriously doubt the person . But, since Lei Wang is a tier 9 individual who is just a tier below demi-gods, Wu Yan believed him .
“Calm down, it’s just a hypothesis right now . Moreover, beside you guys, only the ones involved with the Board of Directors know about this matter . Most of the world is still in the dark regarding this matter . ”
Lei Wang sighed .
“We are also considering the possibility that the records we have are erroneous or exaggerated . ”
“i see . ”
Wu Yan stared into the distance .
“I don’t think they should have sent a tier 9 out to investigate this though?”
“That’s because you don’t understand the beast king’s role . ”
Demi-gods are living legends for other people but the realm of demi-gods is something Lei Wang can only dream of .
“Do you guys know why the beasts banded together to drive out the humans in the forest?”
Wu Yan & co started tuning in . They shook their heads so Lei Wang started explaining .
“Demigod tier beasts, also known as beast kings are existences that have achieved human-level intellect and wisdom . However, the most terrifying part is how they can plan and use the beasts in the Giant Beasts Forest to their biddings . ”
“When a new beast king is about to ascend the beast throne, the beasts will get together to drive out possible threats, most likely under the orders of the beast king . ”
Lei Wang recalled the stuff the three emperors said during the joint meeting .
“According to our archives, when a peak tier 9 demonic beast makes a breakthrough and achieves demigod-tier power, the beast will start to transform into a form that will optimize their strengths . ”
“During this transitional period . the beast king will be very vulnerable, even weaker than before it reached peak strength . A tier 9 would be able to kill them during this phase . ”
“The beast king can make other beasts listen to it . After ascending, their transitional period causes a lethal weakness…”
Shokuhou Misaki connected the dots .
“So, the beasts worked together precisely because they wanted to protect the beast king?”
“Correct . ”
Lei Wang continued with a grimly .
“The disturbance in the forest is like an echo from the past, this is why we suspected the birth of a beast king . ”
“The board of directors is presided over by the patriarchs of the 12 strongest factions in the world . After realizing that the birth of a beast king is a very real possibility, the 3 grand elders of the board, that is, the 3 emperors called for a joint briefing . They told us about their findings and sent me over to the giant beast forest with an imperial order . ”
Lei Wang scanned the forest as if he can see through the thick foliage of Giant Beasts Forest . It’s like he can see the center of the forest with those sharp eyes of his .
“My main objective this time is to enter the centermost area of Giant Beasts Forest to investigate . Upon discovery of a beast king, my objective changes to the elimination of the beast king . ”
Fei Fei cried out in horror .
“Great patriarch, you can’t do that! It’s too dangerous! You are powerful but there are surely other tier 9 beasts in the Giant Beasts Forest . If you go alone then it’s highly likely that something will go awry . ”
“Even so, this is a risk I am obligated to take . ”
Lei Wang waved his hand, the others could hear that he’s not going to give up no matter what they said .
Fei Fei grabbed his sleeve out of panic . She is blushing red because she’s too riled up . It’s not hard to guess that she’s very emotional right now .
“Gramps Lei Wang…”
Wu Yan stared at Lei Wang’s old and withered face .
“Why are you so hellbent on killing the beast king?”
Lei Wang replied with a bitter smile .
“The beast king is dangerous because it can command the demonic beasts, although its demigod strength is nothing to laugh at either . ”
Lei Wang looked at everyone before he continued in a grave tone .
“Demonic beasts can be found everywhere in the Giant Beasts Forest . They are not only numerous they are also very good at reproducing . This is the reason why they haven’t gone extinct ever since humans started hunting them extensively in Giant Beasts Forest . ”
“The beasts in the Giant Beasts Forest all abide by the rule of the jungle . The weaker beasts will get eaten by higher tier beasts and the higher tier beasts are more likely to survive . As a result, I suspect that there are more tier 9 monsters in the Giant Beasts Forest than there are tier 9 humans . Despite this, we have never heard the news of a demigod tier beasts for a very long time . ”
Lei Wang sighed .
“All the demigod tier beasts and even god-tier beast gods got slain by human experts .
Wu Yan frowned .
“Why did they kill all the beasts demigod tier or above?”
“To make sure Giant Beasts Forest stays under their control . ”
Lei Wang continued .
“Giant Beasts Forest is a treasure trove of materials, herbs, and minerals . Without the forest, humans will decline to such a weak level that it frightens me just thinking about it . We need the resources found there, period . ”
“A beast king will take command of the beasts . A king will not stand and watch when its peasants are being hunted down and harvested for materials, this also applies to the beast king . It will most likely rally the beasts to solidify its grip on the Giant Beasts Forest . Then, humans will lose access to resources in the forest . ”
“And that’s why they are such a huge threat, huh…?”
The others all fell silent, they pondered about what Lei Wang had told them .