Chapter 841: Beginning of the Universe Geniuses’ Contest
“A bunch of monsters appeared from the depths of the divine residence.”
Xingyue Shen’er looked at Su Ping weirdly and said, “Those monsters were terrifying. They ignored the power of laws. Some could even absorb the power of faith. Even Star Lords weren’t able to do anything about them. Fortunately, the three Ascendant State experts covered up for us, so that we had a chance to escape.”
Su Ping’s eyes flashed. They had to be the creatures in the Heavenly Pit that the Twilight Deity King sacrificed himself to block.
“Thanks to your timely warning, we retreated as soon as possible, otherwise it would have been dangerous even with the three Ascendant State experts’ help. Something horrifying seems to have been revived inside the divine residence. Even the three Ascendant State experts had to retreat after sealing the place.”
Xingyue Shen’er gazed at Su Ping and asked, “How did you find out about the monsters? Did you find the legacies in the divine residence after passing the stairs?”
Everyone involuntarily looked at Su Ping.
That divine residence probably belonged to an ancient Ascendant State deity or someone even stronger. Those kinds of legacies were tempting even to the Ascendant State experts.
Feeling their gazes, Su Ping replied with a bitter smile, “Of course not. The stairs seemed to be just a test. It was nothing usual to pass them; the guy who fought against me passed them too. Then we split up and explored the place.”
Everybody’s lips twitched after hearing that. All the Star State experts and the Star Lords were blocked, and only the two of you passed. Was that nothing unusual?
Had it not been for Su Ping’s casual expression, they would have thought he was bragging.
“How did you notice there was danger?” Xingyue Shen’er stared at Su Ping, as if she was seeing through his heart.
Su Ping, however, replied calmly, “I happened to reach an area where there were living creatures. They said they were going to summon guardian beasts to beat the intruders. I slipped off when I heard the guardian beasts, and then I saw you on the square as I made my way back, so I warned you.”
Su Ping’s words produced shock and suspicion in everyone present.
That divine residence had been desolate for so many years, yet there were still living guardian beasts in it?
Xingyue Shen’er frowned and gazed at Su Ping. “Even if there were guardian beasts, we had three Ascendant State experts too. Why did you think of running?”
Indeed, that was a flaw in Su Ping’s excuse.
Su Ping knew she would ask that. He didn’t mention the real reason because those things were irreversible. Even if he said that the three Ascendant State experts had caused the mysterious monsters to reappear, it wouldn’t change a thing and it wouldn’t do him any good.
After all, if the news were to spread and the three Ascendant experts were punished by Celestials, they would probably bring trouble to his door.
He didn’t intend to hide in his store forever, so he preferred not to piss them off unless he had to.
“It’s true that Ascendant State experts were there, but a battle in the Ascendant State would have easily killed someone as weak as me. So, I had to run away first. There would always be a chance to explore once the battle was over,” said Su Ping calmly.
That was the excuse he came up with. He didn’t really care if they were convinced.
It was better to let them speculate about him than to piss off three Ascendants.
That was how the world worked. It’s better not to tell the truth unless you’re capable of handling it!
Everybody wore a different expression after hearing what Su Ping had said. Xingyue Shen’er frowned; his theory sounded reasonable, but she felt that the guy was hiding something.
She had her own guesses; even though she was jealous because of those guesses, she wouldn’t grill him just for that.
She had her own pride. Besides, Su Ping had done her a favor by warning her as he was making his escape.
After thinking for a moment, Xingyue Shen’er nodded and said, “You were quite smart! We would have been annihilated without you. I didn’t know that the monsters were the guardian beasts of that divine residence. It seems that the place is even more horrifying than I thought… It may have very well been from a Celestial expert!”
It was a shocking idea. Everyone’s eyes glittered.
Someone subtly peeped at Su Ping, deep in thought.
The latter chose to simply ignore them. Sometimes people would think that you picked more benefits than them, even when you don’t find anything and they do!
However, Su Ping had indeed picked up something, such as Green Lady.
Xingyue Shen’er looked at Rhea above her head and asked curiously, “How did this planet end up here?”
It was impossible for Su Ping to move a planet across a hundred light years, passing through multiple planetary systems.
O’Neil also looked at Su Ping with curiosity; he was also eager to find out how Su Ping had lured his planet away.
“Well, my hometown was in trouble, and spaceships were too slow. It just so happened that a bigshot I knew learned of the matter and helped me push the planet here,” said Su Ping, not entirely truthfully.
“Spaceships were too slow?”
“So they pushed the planet here?”
Everybody was dumbfounded. What kind of reason was that? He took a planet, because there was no time to take a spaceship?
Were all bigshots this creative?
Xingyue Shen’er was quite stunned by this as well; she couldn’t help but look up at Rhea. As far as she knew, those able to push planets were mostly in the Ascendant State!
Star Lords could have also done it, but it would have been an exhausting task, and not as fast!
“Is this Brother Heaven Destroyer’s hometown? It feels like a tier-3 planet. The astral power density is below average.”
“What the hell is that tree? Why is it so huge?”
“The Star Lord who was beaten just now came for the tree.”
“It must be an incredibly wondrous tree!”
They weren’t bothered by the movement of the planet for too long. Su Ping had shown such magnificent strength that they expected bigshots would be backing him.
It would have been a miracle if no one would have been backing him thus far!
O’Neil, however, was hesitant about this and was at a loss for words. Did you consider my feelings when you pushed my planet away?
It’s easy for you to push it here. How can I take it back?
“Indeed, this is my hometown called the Blue Planet. It’s also where human beings originated. It’s currently a tier-5 planet. I hope you can extend your trades and businesses here. I’ll definitely give you privileges for it.”
Su Ping seized the opportunity to seek patrons for his planet.
All those guys present were Star State warriors with a lot of connections. Their help would boost the planet’s development. People would have to think carefully if they wanted to cause trouble once it became a tier-1 planet.
“The Blue Planet?”
“Is it the legendary Planet of Origin?”
“I heard that the stars around the Planet of Origin had already been exhausted. I didn’t know that it was still here…”
“Brother Heaven Destroyer is from the Planet of Origin? It’s impressive that there are still living creatures here after so many years…”
Everybody looked around in amazement. All of them had heard about the place, but none had ever seen it or searched for it.
Even the curious explorers who looked for it never found it where it was supposed to be.
Some abandoned the idea because the trip was too long.
“Brother Heaven Destroyer, you managed to reach the Star State on the Planet of Origin. How remarkable!”
“It’s said that the Planet of Origin is dry, but it doesn’t seem as barren as I imagined.”
“This is the place where humankind originated. We should care for it…”
Everybody accepted Su Ping’s proposal; they were happy to get closer to Su Ping. After all, Su Ping had shown a peak Star State combat ability back in the divine residence, and there was a good chance that he would become a Star Lord!
O’Neil was quite courteous too, although he was still wondering about how to move his planet back to where it was.
“Since this is your hometown, I’ll ensure it’s safe in the future,” declared Xingyue Shen’er. She then asked Su Ping, “That guy wanted the tree. What kind of tree is this?”
“I don’t know. It just started to grow recently,” said Su Ping truthfully.
There was no point in lying about that, because they could easily find out about it on the news.
“It grew recently?” Xingyue Shen’er couldn’t help but look up at the tree curiously. She sensed that the area underneath the tree crown was being blocked by a mysterious power, and that the tree seemed to have the power of a Star Lord; it was definitely a valuable tree, even though she didn’t know what it was.
“Right, speaking of trees, the Tree of Laws is still here.”
Xingyue Shen’er suddenly patted her forehead and took out the Tree of Laws from her small world.
Everybody’s eyes glittered when they saw it.
The tree emitted the divine aura of laws, and there were a hundred fruits hanging amidst the leaves. Each fruit contained a law!
If they were handed to Fate State warriors… A hundred Star State experts could be instantly raised!
“As I said earlier, the fruits belong to you and the tree belongs to me. You made the greatest contribution, so you get to distribute them,” said Xingyue Shen’er to Su Ping without the least bit of hesitation.
Su Ping’s eyes glowed. He had been waiting for that tree.
“How many fruits do you want?” Su Ping asked Father Time and Shennong’s Three Punches.
Since he was the distributor, he wanted to get all the best fruits, but there was a chance that he could offend others if he did it straight off. So, he asked for their opinion.
“Brother Heaven Destroyer, just allot them as you see fit.”
“Indeed, although we did our best, we would have been annihilated without you.”
“Brother Heaven Destroyer, just give us what you don’t need.”
All three of them replied with a smile.
Seeing that they kicked the question back to him, Su Ping thought for a moment and asked, “How about one for each of you?”
The three looked at each other in bewilderment, lips twitching.
They had proposed that he did as he saw fit, but wasn’t that too greedy of him?
There were a hundred fruits there, yet he was only giving away three!
They were all lost for words, but they didn’t want to go back on their word.
“Let’s go with that since everyone agrees.” Su Ping waited for a moment and was delighted since there was only silence. “Thank you for your generosity.”
The three of them looked at each other, obviously asking the others why they didn’t say anything.
But there was nothing they could say anymore; sighing was their only choice. Even though they couldn’t have gotten the Tree of Laws without Su Ping’s help, it was still rather frustrating to only receive a single fruit from a hundred.
Su Ping knew that such a way to distribute was greedy, but the fruits of law were extremely rare resources!
Any one of them could make a Fate State warrior fight for them at whatever cost!
They were very precious even to those in the Star State. Why else would so many of them be willing to be champions for the Star Lords behind them?
Su Ping couldn’t afford giving such important resources away.
The others looked at the three guys sympathetically after Su Ping finished distributing the fruits, but they also knew that they would have acted similarly if they were in Su Ping’s shoes.
Xingyue Shen’er remained calm and silent the whole time; after all, Su Ping was the one who had gotten her the tree. She owed Su Ping a favor for that. Considering the warning, she actually owed him two favors in total.
Su Ping then took action; he quickly fetched the fruits and stored them, leaving only three of the mid-sized ones.
The size and year of a fruit indicated the law it contained.
Seven of them were the biggest and most mature; the laws they contained were at the peak of the Star State and were almost complete paths!
The seven fruits alone were enough to create seven experts at the peak of the Star State!
Everyone felt a thirst as they looked at the three fruits on the Tree of Laws. They only regretted having been unable to fight for their leader and obtaining the Tree of Laws on their own. Otherwise, they would have been strengthened multiple times!
Some rolled their eyes and considered whether to trade for fruits with rare treasures.
After all, Su Ping couldn’t have a need for that many fruits; some of them were surely intended for his relatives.
Not even those at the peak of the Star State would need that many fruits; they could only further their understanding as they got close to the ultimate truth. Observing other laws couldn’t help much.
While they considered their options, there was a sudden earthquake.
To be honest, the entire space was trembling!
A deep and ancient voice echoed throughout the space, making everybody fall silent.
“The Universe Geniuses’ Official Contest begins on April 1!
“Everybody under the Star State is free to join!”