===053 Serial Killer===
After returning to Chashan Outpost, everyone acted like nothing had happened and went back to their own homes.
Su Hao and Wu Yuntian sat face to face at the stone table in the courtyard, talking about what had happened over the past year.
Su Hao said three things. The first thing he said was that the teachers at the Warrior Academy were good, the second thing was that his classmates were very friendly, and the third thing was that he had learned a lot and advanced to the level of a Grandmaster.
Wu Yuntian said only one thing, Chashan Outpost was the same as before.
In that moment of silence, Su Hao opened his large package and introduced each gift to Wu Yuntian.
Wu Yuntian listened attentively the whole time and didn’t say a word. After Su Hao finished introducing everything, he simply moved all those items into the house.
When Wu Yuntian came out again, Su Hao asked, “Father, have you made any progress with the Blood Qi Strengthening Wave?”
Wu Yuntian frowned, nodded and shook his head, saying, “I have some feeling, but I can’t achieve the kind of control you described.”
Su Hao understood. Without the support of system data, it was not easy for a person to accurately locate that trace of special substance in his body.
The reason why he was able to discover the Blood Qi Strengthening Wave successfully was that the system had collected a large amount of data, which was processed and presented directly to him as a result.
Even he didn’t know how to help Wu Yuntian. He couldn’t show the data from the pinball space to others.
Su Hao nodded and said, “Take it slowly. Feeling something is a good start.”
Suddenly, Su Hao thought of something and asked, “Father, do you know about ‘Beast Patterns’?”
Wu Yuntian shook his head and said, “I know, but I only know that it’s related to advancing to the level of a Grandmaster. I don’t know anything else.”
Su Hao said, “Indeed, Beast Patterns are indeed the key to advancing to the level of a Grandmaster. As long as you successfully imprint the Beast Patterns into your body, you can create a new Blood Qi circulation network. So as long as you have the corresponding Beast Patterns, Father, you can also advance to the level of a Grandmaster.”
“But I can’t give you the Beast Patterns in my body, because they are too complicated, and the academy has regulations that prohibit unauthorized teaching. I also promised the teachers. So in the future, I will help you…”
Before Su Hao could finish, Wu Yuntian directly interrupted and said, “I understand!”
He continued, “Even if I have the Beast Patterns now, I still wouldn’t be able to advance to the level of a Grandmaster.”
Su Hao asked curiously, “Why?”
Wu Yuntian let out a sigh and said, “My Blood Qi intensity is stuck at the final bottleneck, it hasn’t reached the limit of my body, so I am far from meeting the minimum requirements for advancing to the level of a Grandmaster.”
Su Hao pondered for a moment and said, “Is that so?”
Wu Yuntian smiled bitterly and said, “You’ve never encountered the so-called bottleneck since you were young, so of course you wouldn’t understand. My former teacher told us that in order to advance to the level of a Grandmaster, you must condense your Blood Qi to the point close to the limit of your body, only then will you have a chance to succeed.”
Then he looked at Su Hao and said, “What you told me about the Blood Qi Strengthening Wave has given me some clues and has given me a slight possibility of breaking through the bottleneck. Otherwise, I’m afraid I would be stuck here for the rest of my life, unable to make any progress.” Su Hao felt the helplessness of Wu Yuntian, and fell into deep thought.
He didn’t believe that he was a genius, so if he could master the Blood Qi Reinforcement Wave, then others could certainly do it too.
So Su Hao added a long-term task in his log: Simplify the path of martial artist promotion.
After some consideration, he added another task: Decrypt the secrets of special runes.
If he could accomplish these two tasks, then Su Hao would be able to change the entire world single-handedly.
Martial artists would no longer exclude ordinary people, the conversion of blood qi would no longer be as difficult as climbing to the heavens, and the engraving of beast patterns would no longer be a secret.
If a large number of grandmaster martial artists emerged in this world, the situation of the human race would improve.
He had gained unimaginable knowledge from this world, so he was grateful. And this, Su Hao thought, was the best way to repay this world.
“My reserves of knowledge are not enough. What I need the most now is to learn more about beast patterns and blood qi theory.”
To thoroughly research a matter, break it down into simple steps, and write it into a set of teaching materials that everyone can understand is not a simple task. Besides needing an imaginative mind, what is most needed is extensive knowledge.
After spending three days at Chashan Outpost, Su Hao bid farewell to Wu Yuntian and returned alone to Lingyun Town, staying in the dormitory of Lingyun Martial Arts Academy.
At this time, Lingyun Martial Arts Academy was vacant. The teachers were all on vacation, reportedly collectively exploring the wilderness, and could not be seen. The only people he could see were a few scattered remaining students and the old man in charge of the Lingyun Library.
In Su Hao’s perception, this old man’s blood qi was very rich and powerful, steadily reaching the level of a high-order grandmaster, but even stronger than a high-order grandmaster. However, he never saw the old man go anywhere else, almost always staying in the Lingyun Library.
“Don’t you need to use the restroom?” Su Hao had a question pop into his mind, but quickly dismissed it.
The atmosphere of the academy suited Su Hao’s preferences. He enjoyed studying and reading in this quiet environment.
What Su Hao didn’t expect was that he actually saw Xiaomei in the Lingyun Library, the young girl who he had scared and made cry in the library. Xiaomei, who was obsessed with books.
He didn’t expect that Xiaomei would also stay at the academy.
But they were strangers to each other, at most familiar strangers, and Su Hao had no intention of paying attention to her, just focusing on his own studies.
Time passed quickly.
In the first half month, Su Hao focused on replenishing his blood qi, hoping to fill his internal rune network as quickly as possible, while also staying in the Lingyun Library to read books.
After half a month, Su Hao had finished reading all the useful materials in the library. He started exploring other libraries in Lingyun Town. If he found anything useful, he would buy it and bring it back to the Lingyun Library to read. After finishing, he would directly place the book in the Lingyun Library as additional reading materials.
If he couldn’t afford it, he would quickly skim through it and remember everything in his mind’s storage space, then he would slowly read it later.
Because of this, he was stopped by the library owner several times.
So Su Hao came up with a compromise: if he couldn’t afford it, he would spend ten copper coins to rent it for ten minutes and then return it.
For the library owner, ten copper coins were almost free money, so he agreed to Su Hao’s proposal.
In this way, Su Hao actually managed to “borrow” a book for free with ten copper coins, and both sides felt like they didn’t lose out.
One evening, as Su Hao walked out of the library, he heard everyone on the street discussing one thing.
“Be careful at night, it is said that five people went missing again last night!”
“It’s terrifying. Few days ago, people were randomly disappearing in the north of the city, and now it’s happening in the south. I don’t know if it will be our turn here.”
“What nonsense are you spouting, you foul-mouthed idiot? Do you want to die faster?”
“They say it was done by a murderer, but could it be some savage beast that has infiltrated the city and is eating people?”
“It’s highly possible!”
“For the past seven days, people have been disappearing every day. It’s definitely not a coincidence.”
“Don’t worry! The guard team of Lingyun Town has already started investigating. Whoever did it, we’ll soon find them. Screw them!”
Su Hao listened all the way and couldn’t help but frown. “A murderer? Could it really be some savage beast that sneaked in?”
After thinking for a while, Su Hao quickly dismissed this matter from his mind. No matter what, it wouldn’t be his concern. There’s still the guard team!
Although the guard team of Lingyun Town was not large in number, it was the most powerful organization in town. Ordinary members were high-level elite fighters, and even the lowest-ranked squad captain was a master-level warrior. There were also higher-ranking positions, such as high-level master warriors, and the captain of the guard team was a Grandmaster-level warrior.
“Reading books is still the most important.”
Recently, he had read a large number of books and gained a deeper understanding of powerful savage beasts in the wild. He realized that obtaining a complete beast pattern was not easy.
It wasn’t as he had imagined, casually killing a savage beast and obtaining a complete beast pattern. It was through slaughtering a large number of similar savage beasts and obtaining incomplete initial beast patterns from each one, and then comparing them to finally obtain a complete beast pattern.
Su Hao held a book called “Warrior Ah Qiang’s Wilderness Exploration” and walked towards the academy. With this book and another one recorded in his bullet space called “Exploring the Secrets of Savage Beasts,” it would be enough for him to read for a day.