Chapter 1078: Working Overtime To Find A Way Forward
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After opening the portal for the thirty-fourth hub of the Milky Way Nets Above Snares Below, the Azure Dragon flew away feeling pleased with itself.
Fang Ning had completed the foreign trade version of the Nine Transformation Technique, so he moved on to making adjustments to the purchased version.
It was fortunate that he had stopped Sir System from releasing the parts after the sixth and seventh transformation of the technique because of the selfish motives he had before to prevent any unwanted and unforeseen consequences.
Now, he had the opportunity to remedy the potential risks.
In the next one month, he used great effort to add the cultivation requirements of the Morality Technique into the parts after the sixth transformation of the Nine Transformation Technique
He thought of a classic idea from the martial arts chivalry. If a person wanted to achieve a high level of martial arts cultivation, the person would have to reach the same level of Dharma cultivation as well.
From what he could see now, everyone was just taking different paths that would eventually bring them to the same destination. Great power should be possessed by those with a moral baseline. If not, it would end in disaster.
“Doing all this work is just a waste of your energy,” Sir System said. “Good people can become evil, and there are so many advanced techniques of the gods and devils out there anyway.”
“I don’t expect everything to turn out the way I want, but as long as I try my best, I shall have no regrets,” Fang Ning said calmly.
“You’re just being pretentious again. You obviously have nothing better to do.”
“Go do your work, you son of a b*tch. The thirty-fifth planet awaits you.”
They had been working on the way to the Milky Way Nets Above Snares Below for about ten years now.
They had been building portals on uninhabited planet, and conducting relocations for planets with civilizations.
In reality, they rarely came across any planets inhabited by civilizations. Truly, it was just a one-in-a-thousand chance.
It was the beginning of the seventeenth year of Shenyuan.
“Ah, our work is finally done. How about we take a break and relax for a few days?” As Fang Ning watched the dots lighting up one after another on the star chart, forming a spiral shape that connected through the entire maelstrom of the Milky Way, he could not help stretching himself for a bit.
“Take a break? Impossible. You should realize how fortunate you are to be able to still work hard right now. There are so many people out there who don’t have the opportunity to work even if they wanted to.” Sir System advised patiently.
Fang Ning was speechless and went back to the lounge to cultivate. He had given up on this system that did not seem to understand the concept of rest at all.
In these ten years, his cultivation had improved moderately, which was neither too great nor too little.
It was a fairly good achievement that his cultivation for the Dragonization Ability had reached Master Level.
However, he was still very far away from reaching Ancient Level. He thought of the trillions of experience points Sir System had been consuming, and the abilities it had used these points to exchange. Meanwhile, he had to spend so much time instead to gain such abilities. These thoughts sent waves of despair through him.
“Argh, I’m already over forty years old this year. F*ck! Yet I still have to work overtime like mad.” Fang Ning had just laid down on the bed when he suddenly sat up again.
“It’s okay, it’s okay. Don’t be sad. Your physiological age will forever remain at eighteen years old when you’re still doing your senior year,” Sir System comforted.
“Oh, I see. Then, that’s good.” Fang Ning lay back down again.
“Don’t you used to be very excited about this?” Sir System said with scorn upon seeing the state Host was in. “Remember that time when you invented some cultivation method you can do during your sleep? Is it not useful anymore?”
“Ah, that was just a phase. During the later stages of cultivation, it won’t work anymore. Cultivation is hard work. If it’s all easy-breezy fun, won’t there be a lot more powerhouses out there then?”
“It’s good that you understand this.”
Just then, the Heavenly Book baby popped out and flew over to Fang Ning’s ear.
“Master, Black Dog just reported that the two dragons you told it to keep an eye on before are currently at the center of the Milky Way, fiddling with some kind of a Dragon Soul Array Computer, and it seems like they’re making some progress already.”
“Oh, so that’s what it’s all about.” At first, Fang Ning did not think much of it. Then, he suddenly got up. “Oh no, I’ve figured out their true motives!”
“Stop being so frightened, and explain to us what’s actually going on,” Sir System said, unimpressed.
“Okay, didn’t these guys make us a promise before this? As long as we support them, they will make us the Master of the Universe or something like that. Judging from what they’re doing right now, it seems like they’re going with a dragon soul aggregation mode,” Fang Ning said gravely.
“I don’t understand.”
“This means that they’re planning to give this Master of the Universe position to the True Dragons and let them all co-manage it instead of giving it to one specific dragon. These guys are pretty smart, but Master Fang not that easy to fool.” Fang Ning analyzed.
“So, in other words, they’re conning me?” Sir System said angrily.
“Yes, they’re conning you to stop you from stirring up a row with them. The truth is that they’ve already disqualified us from any future ruling position since the start,” Fang Ning said quietly.
“It’s still too early to tell who has won this round. From today onward, you’ll continue to work overtime,” Sir System said heartlessly.
“Wise men of the past once said that choice is more important than hard work, so right now we shouldn’t be working overtime. Instead, we should find out the way to become the Master of the Universe first.”
After working overtime for ten years, he was nearly dying of exhaustion now. He could not allow this to continue on.
“Oh, what you said makes a lot of sense. Well then, work overtime and find us a way forward.”
Fan Ning was speechless again.
It was two in the morning, and Fang NIng was still working.
After going through countless materials and questioning numerous related parties, he finally arrived at a conclusion.
“It seems like we must pay a visit to the Upper Realm and find the Heavenly Axiom of the Upper Realm to get our answers. After all, it’s the only entity that’s closest to this position,” Fang Ning mused.
“It’s too dangerous there. No way,” Sir System said immediately.
“You’re right,” Fang Ning agreed, sounding just as cowardly.
He was definitely not a self-torturous protagonist. For the sake of achieving a breakthrough, there were some protagonists who would purposely seek out training methods that would require them to place themselves between life and death. Frankly speaking, were they not just taking advantage of the fact that they could not die easily?
If they had tried to do this in real life, they would have died at least eight out of ten times during such trainings. They would have lost their lives so many times that they might have no more lives to lose…
“Since we can’t ask the Upper Realm Heavenly Axiom directly, then we can only ask indirectly through someone else,” Fang Ning said helplessly.
“In that case, what if someone lies to us?” Sir System hesitated.
“Right, that’s a problem too. I have a question: If you upgraded all the areas that could be upgraded in your system module, would you be able to become the Master of the Universe?” Fang Ning asked with slight hope.
“Oh, this I don’t know. I only know that, in such a case, I would become stronger. In fact, I would become so strong that there would be no room for further improvement.” Sir System said excitedly.
“Well then, it’s better for us to strengthen our foundation first rather than reaching for something beyond our grasp. We’ll improve ourselves while keeping a close watch on those two dragons to see what they’re actually doing. Then, we’ll cut off the paths they’re planning to take in advance, so that they’ll be left with no way to proceed further.” Fang Ning finally managed to cook up a scheme.
He had no other ideas. Sir System’s situation was too unusual, so they could not count on anyone else to point the way forward for them. They could only rely on themselves.
“That’s a great idea. Let’s do that then. Now, quickly go and check to see if the malevolent spirits I’ve been keeping are mature enough for harvesting. I remember a pig farming quality-price ratio graph said that you can’t keep them for too long or the quality-price ratio will decrease.” Sir System urged.
As Fang Ning was speaking, he came over to the north side of the System Space.
After a few rounds of expanding the System Space, a customized malevolent spirit farm had been built here.
The area was not very large, and was only the size of the basketball court. There were rows upon rows of blue and white porcelain vases neatly arranged on the ground.
Needless to say, the vases were filled with malevolent spirits.
Sir System fed them pills and food for all three meals every day. By now, these had all grown into Sea-level malevolent spirits.
As Fang Ning walked through the place, he did feel rather afraid and on edge. After all, the powers of the presence contained in most of these vases were much stronger than his soul.
“A living soul has entered this place…” echoed a voice from a vase all of a sudden.
“It’s been so many years since I’ve consumed a living soul. This is so frustrating!”
The chaotic and evil voices began to spread in the malevolent spirit farm.
These spirits were really not aware of the situation they were in at all. Then again, if they possessed the slightest rationality, they would not have been kept here but would have already been redeemed and saved by Bodhisattva.
When Fang Ning heard these words, he no longer felt afraid. After all, the unknown is the scariest part.
“All you evil, confused dimwits, your fates have already been decided since the start. However, everything exists for a reason, and yours is to become nourishment for Morality.”
“Okay, Richie, stop showing off. Tell me, are they ready for harvest?” Sir System said impatiently.
“Yes, they are. Drag these noisiest ones outside to be executed first.”