Chapter 177: Self-Reliance and Self-Destruction
The scene of Su Hao’s battle with the Earth Lord and Mist Lord was witnessed by countless people in the Lingyuan City. Although some tried to hide, their curiosity got the better of them, and they quietly observed.
Zhu Hua People, with exceptional eyesight, watched the entire battle from start to finish.
Even some of the extraordinary individuals, confident in their life-saving abilities, ventured within a kilometer to watch the fight. Unfortunately, a few unlucky ones got caught in Su Hao’s Fire Dragon Domain, suffering burns but miraculously surviving.
After Su Hao left, the onlookers from a distance began to emerge, walking into the chaotic battlefield.
“The two powerful extraordinary individuals who wrecked the city are dead…”
“They were incredibly strong!”
“Who’s that person in the handsome iron armor? He managed to kill those two incredibly powerful guys!”
“When I saw the giant appear, I thought the sky was falling. I never expected such a powerful giant to be defeated and killed. That iron-armored guy is the most powerful extraordinary individual I’ve ever seen, without a doubt.”
“And that massive crater, the deafening noise! It was so awe-inspiring!”
“Extraordinary individuals can reach such levels… if only I…”
“Who knows who that iron-armored guy is?”
“I don’t know…”
“He headed in the direction of Temple Forest City. Could he be ‘Temple Forest City Wei’?”
“It’s definitely him, don’t you remember? Four years ago, he killed the mighty Heavenly Lord Stan and destroyed the entire Tiansha Gang!”
“That’s right, it must be ‘Temple Forest City Wei’.”
“Shall we go to Temple Forest City then? With ‘Wei’ around, we’ll surely find protection!”
“Let’s go together!”
And so, a continuous migration began, catching Yashan off guard. But Su Hao’s connection to this event had become minimal.
He flew back outside the city, landed, and once again transformed into steel, sinking underground to move to his laboratory.
A moment later, he emerged from the laboratory.
Su Hao tossed the two bodies aside, heaved a sigh of relief, not really tired but somewhat exhausted from not getting a good night’s sleep.
Su Hao briefly handled the two bodies, preserved them, and then lay down to sleep.
No one disturbed him, and he slept until the following morning, waking up feeling refreshed, all negative emotions gone.
But he was a bit hungry.
He immediately located Yashan and said through a loudspeaker, “Yashan, I’m hungry, come back and make me something to eat.”
As for whether Yashan was handling the Temple Forest Guild’s affairs, Su Hao didn’t know. What could be more important than filling his stomach?
Yashan promptly stood up and said, “Don’t worry, Boss Wei, just give me a moment, I’ll be right back.”
After saying that, Yashan immediately dropped what he was doing and ran out. He had already disappeared by the time his voice came back, saying, “Taini, you’re in charge of the next steps, do whatever you think is best, I trust you!”
The young woman Taini was left bewildered, looking at the contact officer, [Demon Devourer] Norlin.
Taini sat in Yashan’s seat and said helplessly, “Norlin, with or without him, it’s the same, we don’t need him. Let’s continue!”
Yashan had become a bit of a master chef in Temple Forest City, thanks to Su Hao’s guidance.
In no time, the table was filled with dishes neatly arranged, and the aroma was enticing.
Su Hao didn’t hesitate and sat down, digging in. He mumbled, “Yashan, come, sit down and eat too!”
Following his words, Yashan sat down. He watched their leader Wei eat heartily and couldn’t resist joining in, eating and drinking to his heart’s content.
After a while, Su Hao leaned back contentedly and patted his stomach, saying, “Yashan, your skills have improved a lot!”
Yashan, also satisfied, let out a satisfied burp and said, “Hehe, Boss Wei, you’ve taught me well! Haha, before I met Boss Wei, I had no idea what real food was!”
Su Hao said, “There’s food and drink, but don’t be picky.”
Yashan nodded and said, “Of course.”
Su Hao continued, “Yashan, for the next year, things might not be very peaceful. According to the information I’ve received, there’s a ‘Slaughter’ hunting extraordinary individuals in Huiyang City, so you better prepare well.”
After briefly explaining the situation to Yashan, Su Hao added, “If the situation gets bad, you might need to evacuate lightly.”
For a moment, Yashan fell silent.
He understood what Boss Wei meant by “evacuating lightly.” It meant taking a few trusted confidants and leaving directly. As for the other members of the Temple Forest Guild, they would be left to fend for themselves. After many years of running the guild, there were some emotional attachments that weren’t easy to let go of. It wasn’t something that could be resolved with a simple “evacuation.”
However, since Boss Wei had mentioned the need to evacuate, the situation must be very serious. When the time came, Yashan would undoubtedly be able to distinguish between priorities. But he couldn’t figure out just how powerful this “Slaughter” could be, to the extent that Boss Wei felt the need to avoid him.
Now that things were clear, Su Hao didn’t dwell on it any further. He could tell Yashan what to do, but ultimately, Yashan had to make his own choices about how to proceed.
In reality, everyone lives with a great deal of freedom, able to choose what they want to do as long as they can bear the consequences. That’s the freedom of the mind.
You can leave everything behind and travel, stay at home all day, stay up late, study diligently, or even run wild on the streets. Anxiety arises when there are too many things you can’t let go of, restricting your mind. Like Yashan now, he felt anxious at the thought of allowing the Temple Forest Guild members to fend for themselves, unable to let go of the emotional attachment.
But in reality, he could handle the consequences. He just wanted everything without wanting to bear the consequences. Yashan’s mind wasn’t free!
After a while, Su Hao got up and said, “Yashan, you seem to be in good shape now. Come with me; I’ll take you to evolve into an ‘Earth Lord.'”
Yashan looked puzzled and asked, “What do you mean by ‘evolve’ and ‘Earth Lord’?”
Su Hao didn’t explain and simply got up to return to the laboratory.
Yashan, seeing the leftover food on the table, instinctively thought about cleaning up, but he quickly realized he needed to catch up with Boss Wei’s footsteps.
Once inside the laboratory, he immediately noticed the two bodies soaking in a water tank and exclaimed, “Boss Wei, these are…”
Su Hao said, “These are the bodies of the ‘Earth Lord’ and ‘Mist Lord.'”
Yashan widened his eyes and asked, “The ‘Earth Lord,’ are they the newcomers in Lingyuan City? Boss Wei, when did you kill them?”
Yashan couldn’t help but be shocked. Just a few days ago, he had heard the members of the Four Kings Gang talking about Lingyuan City, and he couldn’t have imagined that these troublemakers, who had been causing chaos for the Four Kings Gang, were now obediently lying in Boss Wei’s laboratory. This was… Boss Wei was really something else, beyond words!
Su Hao said, “Come on, Yashan, lie down, and I’ll collect some blood samples.”
Yashan immediately took off his shirt and lay down on the examination bed, extending his arm willingly. Although he hadn’t been mentally prepared to evolve suddenly, he appeared very calm.
After following Boss Wei, he had experienced all sorts of things. Calm was the way to go!
But he couldn’t have dreamed that he would easily reach the sixth level of extraordinary mutants. It was almost the pinnacle of power in this world! To think of Boss Wei as a benefactor in his life, what a blessing!
(End of this chapter)