Chapter 375: Alert: Part 1
Once back, Lin Sheng first took a quick look at the campus. It was still deserted. Many students had gone home.
Due to the war and chaos, and the appearance of various monsters in the Black Tide, this led to many Darksiders worried about their hometowns. So most of those returning were Darksiders. Many of them left in a hurry without even completing their studies.
The university kept broadcasting the latest news of the situations in various places. It also urged the members of each team that fell behind to return to the rendezvous and set off to complete the mission as soon as possible. Apparently, the teams on the mission were providing support out there.
After leaving the university, Lin Sheng meditated as usual. He practiced his dark energy and complete whatever homework he had to do before performing statistical analysis of the situation.
Statistical analysis was the most commonly used method by the Miga branch Sanctum to assess the situation. Simply put, it was to collect the information of most followers and summarize them with statistical models. The final results were the conclusions of different categories and fields. Armed with the information, the Sanctum would adjust its course of action accordingly.
This was only possible if the elites were absolutely loyal. Lin Sheng had completely decentralized the authority and information management, but using the strength and interests of the Sanctum to connect everyone together.
“We have informed the management of Baine University and The Asterism.” In side the hall of a branch of the Sanctum, Lin Sheng sat on the throne, listening to his commanders reporting the situation in Henricqal.
The one speaking was Margaret, the student of the Soul Fortress who had yet returned to her family. She was also Lin Sheng’s senior.
“I have mobilized ten tons of reserve food through my family resources. But it’s just a drop in the ocean for the city.” Margaret frowned, her voice solemn.
“I have gathered nearly twenty tons of rice, the very last stock from the grain merchants in the vicinity.” A wealthy businessman from Yuanda Group said. That was the most he could contribute.
“We have 30,000 core believers with a consumption of 200 grams of rice per person per day. Once war breaks out, it will affect the crop production in the surrounding farmland. We need to stock enough reserve of food for the core believers to sail through the difficult period.”
“For how long we need to supply? It’s not practical in the long run. The best way is to ensure the surrounding arable land is safe. We need to establish a comprehensive line of defense.”
“That’s the responsibility of the Miga government. Why should we pay for it?”
“At least we must not give up the core believers. We need to ensure their short-term survival.”
“Then the figure would come up to 1,000 tons of grain for 30,000 people to survive for half a year. This doesn’t include other necessities such as dried meat and vegetables.”
“It sounds like a lot, but it really doesn’t that much. A warehouse of a few hundred square meters would be large enough to store all that.” Another wealthy businessman said. “I have been in the grain and oil trade. I can handle this.”
“That will be great. You are going to handle the grain inventory. The Sanctum will allocate funds for this.” Lin Sheng nodded. His current identity was Seagal, second to Tenko Kasumi in the Sanctum division. When Tenko Kasumi was too lazy to take care of these trivial matters, Lin Sheng would have the final words.
Many people here were aware that was a behind-the-scenes Holy Emperor emperor who controlled the overall situation, but in public, Tenko Kasumi was deservedly the top elite in the house.
Allegedly, Tenko Kasumi had met with the Baine University chancellor. They both agreed to cooperate. There would be further discussion.
“Half a year of reserve might not be enough. I need you to gather at least a year of reserve. Make meat into bacon and vegetables dried and freeze-dried form.”
The wealthy businessman nodded at once.
“Understood. This isn’t that difficult. I can even double that amount,” the wealthy businessman boasted.
“Then double it!” Lin Sheng said.
The wealthy businessman, too eager to show his loyalty, was rooted to the spot upon hearing that. During the peaceful time, this amount of food did not cost much. But prices of food had soared in time of chaos. If he were to pay out of his pocket, then…
“The Sanctum will pay for it. Donations from the believers are enough to cover the needs. Next, I need the feedback on the survey of the city now,” Lin Sheng ordered. “About the monster incidents in the city; how is the situation?”
“It’s mostly done,” Madillan from Baine University said.
“Good. I need some materials and a few construction teams. They need to work twenty-four seven,” Lin Sheng explained.
“Please be assured that I can get whatever material you need. Don’t forget that Henricqal used to be the hub of material research institutions. There are many materials in the reserves.” Madillan nodded.
“That’s great.” Lin Sheng knocked on the table and wrote on a notebook. Soon, he filled the pages to the brim before tearing it off and giving it to Madillan. “This is the list of materials, complete with quantity needed.”
Madillan took the note in his hand. When he saw the list, he frowned without saying a word. What Lin Sheng needed was divided into two categories: one, materials for constructing the holy power font; two, materials for building the Darkspirit Gate. In the mix was some confusing ingredients.
“Is there a problem?” Lin Sheng asked.
“No problem.” Madillan nodded slowly.
Building the holy power font would not go to waste with so many believers here. Their number might not be as high as those in Xylond, but being able to woo so many people into submission, environmental factors played an important role besides the strength of the Sanctum.
After deciding on the construction of the holy power font, Lin Sheng examined the situational reports his men submitted. He had a better grasp of the situation now and returned to his research lab in the basement.
Madillan had delivered his promise. The next day, the materials for building the holy power font had arrived at the research center.
Learning from experience, Lin Sheng followed the steps he used in Xylond. He first headed to the processing plant and created four special stone balls, followed by the holy power font itself.
Lin Sheng decided to place the holy power font beneath the manor. There, he made a separate area for the Sanctum’s use. So there was a prayer room.
After determining the location and scale of the holy power font, Lin Sheng brought the materials to the metal processing factory in Baine University. He got the permission and spent only half a day to build the required shell of holy power font using dark-energy technology.
Once the shell and the core stone ball were ready, he just needed one last step: choose the Bonded and quickly complete the construction of the holy power font.
Every holy power font relied on the Bonded to exist as a holy power transformer and purifier. Without the Bonded, there was no way for the holy power font to transform and purify to get holy power.
When the capacity of the holy power font expanded, or after the emergence of a new model, it might be possible to get rid of the Warden. But the Warden was necessary in the beginning.