Chapter 773 Star Field Trend
After the time and location of Black Star and Tyrant’s challenge was announced to the outside world, a huge storm was ignited throughout the Shattered Star Ring.
All of a sudden, spaceships that numbered in the billions flew toward the Colton Star Cluster, where the battle was going to happen.
Regardless of whether they were free galactic residents or from large organizations, none of them were willing to miss out on this rare event in the Star Field. They all rushed to the battlefield to witness the battle for themselves.
As the party involved in the battle, Bloodshed Land led their troops to the desolate universe belt near the border of West Wind and demarcated the battlefield. Purple Crystal resolutely decided to support Han Xiao and led the Section Zero troops to the battlefield as well.
The Black Star Army did not remain idle either, and under the orders of the various officers, numerous armed satellite fortresses rushed over from various Star Systems to support their Army Commander.
Bloodshed Land and Section Zero began a standoff with each other, and the gap between them formed the demarcated battlefield.
There were numerous spaceships piloted by the galactic residents who went to join in the fun from all around the Star Field. Numerous spaceships of different models were packed tightly and formed a huge ocean of spaceships that one could not see the end of.
Looking at the ocean of spaceships, a nebula seemed to have been formed from the lights of the spaceship.
It was an extremely majestic sight!
Furthermore, there were more spaceships arriving every day, and the size of the audience was growing by the second.
The different galactic media groups had also arrived at the destination of the battle and adjusted their broadcasting equipment.
It was still too early for the battle, and all the Beyond Grade A Supers had yet to arrive. However, a huge crowd had already formed, and many were already excitedly anticipating the arrival of the battle.
This was not just a clash between Beyond Grade A Supers but also a once in a lifetime event for the Shattered Star Ring.
Beyond Grade A Supers had an exalted status in the hearts of the galactic residents, and they were like superstars that every family knew about. Everyone wanted to personally witness their strength.
The twenty days of preparation time allowed the commotion of this event to be blown up even greater with over sixty percent of the galactic citizens discussing the event.
As the battle drew nearer, the anticipation of the galactic residents also grew greater.
The various betting groups in the galaxy would not let go of this huge business opportunity, and they all sprang into action.
Very quickly, the betting ring for the Tyrant and Black Star’s battle was opened up, and a huge number of bets were made.
The various betting groups had a different payout rate, but Heber’s payout was generally lower than Han Xiao’s. This proved that the majority had more confidence in the Tyrant.
Although both were Beyond Grade A Supers, Han Xiao was a newbie after all and only had a single battle record with another Beyond Grade A Super. However, the Tyrant was different. He was an old powerhouse with a long history.
As a Beyond Grade A Super who had only been around for a month, Han Xiao’s status in the Shattered Star Ring was naturally not as high as the Tyrant’s.
Most of the mercenaries were gamblers, and although their boss was the one fighting, the warriors of the Black Star Army could not help but place their bets as well. Even the officers were not immune to gambling.
Herlous took the most and bet it all on Han Xiao. Most of the officers also placed their bets on Han Xiao but only bet a small amount to show their loyalty and trust.
There were only a few exceptions.
“You placed all your bets on the Tyrant‽” Sylvia glared at Reynold with disbelief.
Reynold said with a solemn expression, “According to probability and my calculations, the Tyrant’s odds of victory are more than thirty percent higher than His Excellency Black Star.”
Sylvia shook her head helplessly. “Don’t you believe in our teacher at all?”
“I only believe in science,” Reynold said expressionlessly.
Rossellin, who was lazing around by the side, listened to the conversation with interest while drinking some wine.
Rossellin was now the teacher of the Black Star Army and was in charge of building up a culture within the army to increase the sense of belonging of the soldiers.
At this moment, Rossellin smiled and said, “According to what I know, our vice commander also placed his bets on Tyrant. Furthermore, he placed quite a large bet.”
“LAGI!” Sylvia flew into a rage and charged out of the door.
She was the Chief Administrative Official and had a great deal of authority in her hands. Although Lagi was the vice commander of the army, Lagi pretty much ignored all the affairs of the army, so Sylvia had the courage to confront Lagi. To think that he had placed his bets on the enemy as the vice commander. This was too outrageous!
Reynold’s expression also changed slightly as he heard that.
“Oh no. Lagi also placed his bets on Tyrant. The winning chance of our Army Commander will be increased by ten percent at least.”
Rossellin laughed. “Hey hey hey, I thought you only believed in science.”
“Magic is also a part of science…” Reynold said with resignation.
However, regardless of how he placed his bets, he still hoped that Black Star would win.
Because of Black Star and the Tyrant’s battle, the secret war also came to a halt, and the players did not have any battles to fight in.
Even the Main Storyline mission was stopped because of this event. To the players of the Shattered Star Ring, this was the largest event in the three versions.
Black Star was already the leader that all the players had recognized, and his status was elevated further after he entered Beyond Grade A.
Although Han Xiao did not issue any faction missions, all the players located in the various regions followed the forces of the army and arrived at the battlefield to support their Army Commander.
This was not the first time that the Black Star Army had held a collective event, but the number of players participating in this faction event was the highest in history!
The forums were filled with threads regarding the cause and effect of this battle, and one of the threads received huge approval from the other players. The thread said that this battle would be a turning point for the destiny of the Black Star Army.
The Black Star Army was the main faction in the hearts of the Shattered Star Ring players, and Black Star had been the main character NPC ever since Version 2.0. Together with the growth of the faction, the benefits that the players could receive also increased, and almost all their needs in terms of missions, levels, skills, knowledge, equipment, and so on were fulfilled.
A single faction was better than the addition of many different factions in other Star Fields. Thus, the players in the Shattered Star Ring did not need to waste any time farming favorability with the other factions. As such, the Black Star Army was treated like a special existence that only the players in the Shattered Star Ring could enjoy.
Many of the players had tried to analyze the future of the Black Star Army. According to the experience of the players from the other Star Fields, some were worried that the Black Star Army would not continue to exist forever and would suffer from some irreparable damage during the later versions. At that time, all the benefits that they currently experienced would be gone, and they would have to join different factions like the players from the other Star Fields.
Could they really remain in the Black Star Army forever? No one knew.
Such a question had always existed but was not mentioned very often. Most of the players could not be bothered to make such wild guesses, and only the players who enjoyed diving deep into the storylines analyzed the question. Summer Night Flower was one such individual.
In the intense discussions on the forums, this battle became an important factor to predict what happened in the future. If the Black Star Army could achieve victory, the Black Star Army would soar to greater heights, and their faction would go up to the next level, still appearing in the next version.
But if the outcome of this battle did not go as planned, the feelings that the players had toward the army would also undergo a subtle change.
Bun-Hit-Dog was affected by the topic being discussed on the forums. The Black Star series videos were his most popular series, and he was the one who wished for the successful development of the Black Star Army the most.
“I must gather enough material this time to make an explosive video,” Bun-Hit-Dog swore to himself.
In the Aquamarine Federation, Bennett placed down the communicator in his hands, and a look of concern could be seen on his face.
News of the battle between Black Star and the Tyrant had spread throughout the Shattered Star Ring. Now that Planet Aquamarine was connected to the galaxy, everyone was able to view the galactic web, and the events in the galaxy were no longer a secret to those on Planet Aquamarine.
“This is probably the strongest opponent that you have faced, right?” Bennett lamented.
Nero, who was doing his homework, raised his head and asked curiously, “Daddy, what are you talking about?”
Bennett waved his hands, and Nero sat down on Bennett’s thighs obediently.
“Your godfather is being dragged into a dangerous storm. A powerful opponent challenged him, and he chose to accept the challenge…” Bennett briefly described the situation. Nero was still a child, so Bennett skipped many details and only told him that Han Xiao was in danger.
Nero was Han Xiao’s godson, and Bennett was prepared to hand his child over to Han Xiao.
“What should we do?” Nero rubbed his head. “Daddy, will you help godfather?”
Bennett laughed helplessly and said, “Your godfather doesn’t need my help. You will understand all this when you grow up.”
They were too far away in terms of realms, and he did not even have any intention of contacting Han Xiao as he did not want to disturb Han Xiao.
Bennett hugged Nero and looked up at the sky above. He knew that Han Xiao was in some part of the galaxy and prayed for Han Xiao.
The large fleet that set off from the Black Star Army headquarters met up with Floating Dragon and flew toward West Wind together.
A few days later, Zoel took the initiative to contact Han Xiao to inform him of the Crimson Dynasty’s response.
“The dynasty accepts your requests, and I welcome you to our alliance on behalf of the dynasty.”
Zoel said these words with an official tone before smiling and adding, “We are now one big family.”
Han Xiao clenched his fists and was truly excited.
“May we have a pleasant working experience.”
“Don’t worry. Our dynasty has plenty of experience in this regard and will always treat a Beyond Grade A Super with sincerity. You can rest assured,” Zoel said with a smile.
The three Universal Civilizations were at odds with each other, and every Beyond Grade A Super ally was an important deterrent. Thus, they would not bully their Beyond Grade A Supers for sure.
The moment their alliance was confirmed, the Universal Civilization would treat their allies with the utmost respect in order to keep them.
“The Crimson Dynasty is now taking care of matters regarding the Flickering World and will pass by the Shattered Star Ring along the way,” Zoel said. “It shouldn’t take too long for the resources from the dynasty to reach your hands. However, we can only work together officially after your battle with the Tyrant comes to an end. During this period, the dynasty will send the contract to me, and we just need to sign it when the time comes.”
Although a contract was not very restrictive to a Beyond Grade A Super, this was a way for the government to officially confirm their alliance, and it had a political meaning.
Han Xiao nodded upon hearing that.
Joining the Crimson Dynasty was the way for him to achieve greater heights, and the benefits of his decision would slowly begin to show. Currently, he had to deal with the Tyrant first before he had time to deal with the development of the Black Star Army.
“The dynasty also has a request for you. The dynasty hopes that you can make a trip to the Central Galaxy. The upper echelons would like to meet you and introduce you to the other Beyond Grade A allies of the dynasty.”
For him to appear in the Central Galaxy with the status of the Crimson Dynasty’s ally, this was akin to the Crimson Dynasty showing off to their neighbors their new chip.
He did not have anything against this. Since he was willing to accept the support of the Crimson Dynasty, he naturally had to play his part.
Although this meant that many organizations would label him as part of the Crimson Dynasty and draw the attention of the dynasty’s enemies, his own scope of operations was mainly in the Shattered Star Ring, and the other organizations would not casually make trouble for him.
Han Xiao shrugged. “No problem.”
“Hmm, there is something else. My intelligence net noticed that the Arcane Church’s forces have been mobilized and are moving toward the location of the battle. They may be there to provide backup for Psyker,” Zoel said. “I will mobilize the Crimson Dynasty’s army to be present on the day of the battle as well. This is what we have agreed upon, and we will help you fend off other powers.”
“You guys are also going to watch the battle?” Han Xiao stroked his chin. “Is this alright? Won’t people suspect you?”
“Of course not,” Zoel said. “After all, the Tyrant is also our ally.”
Han Xiao almost burst into laughter upon hearing that.
That’s right. The Crimson Dynasty can use Heber as an excuse to mobilize their forces, and no one will suspect them. Not a single person will be able to guess that they are actually there to help me.
The Crimson Dynasty would not intervene in the battle between Han Xiao and the Tyrant. This could be considered an internal battle. Although, the Tyrant was still in the dark regarding this.
However, Psyker was not one of their allies and was a latent threat.
The Arcane Church’s goal was naturally the Evolution Cube, and the Crimson Dynasty would not allow anyone to snatch the Evolution Cube.
“One more thing,” Zoel added. “Your request for Cutting-Edge Knowledge has been approved. I will send you the data later.”
Han Xiao’s eyes sparkled.
Compared to the resources that he had yet to receive, this was a much more practical benefit.
There were nine Cutting-Edge Knowledges for the Mechanic class, and he had learned four from Purple Crystal. There were five more that he had not grasped, and he had sent a list to Zoel previously.
“How many Cutting-Edge Knowledges will the dynasty give me?”
“How many? Do you have some misunderstanding about Universal Civilizations?”
“We will give you everything.”