Mages Are Too OP - Chapter 768
Chapter 768 – There Are A Lot Of Secrets On Earth
No matter how Phoenix tried to convince him, Roland was reluctant to facilitate the assimilation of devils and humans.
Eventually, Phoenix could only leave in frustration.
She thought that she had misjudged Roland, who was strong and talented yet did not want to shoulder responsibilities for other people.
She was quite disappointed.
However, Roland didn’t think very highly of Phoenix either.
It was true that she was an eccentric among the Demon Gods. She was even a good person.
But she was too naive.
The Realm of Devils was a small world, and same as mankind’s Lawful gods and those in the Astral Plane, the Demon Gods were results of collective subconsciousness.
They were just the gods of the devils.
Normally speaking, as a goddess of the devils, Phoenix was supposed to be Chaotic Evil, but she had traveled in the human world in disguise for a long time and understood what law and order meant.
Unfortunately, she was too idealistic in light of the competition between civilizations due to her limited knowledge in this game world.
Roland knew very well that two civilizations were bound to fight fiercely unless one of them could crush and assimilate the other.
The more they fought, the more they would hate each other, and the fiercer they would fight, until they became sworn enemies.
Devils and humans were already sworn enemies at this moment.
Of course, human beings loathed devils, and devils simply despised humans and regarded them as food.
The atmosphere in the room was quite heavy even though Phoenix had left.
After all… Phoenix wasn’t a terrible person. She had helped Andonara and was the ancestor of the Hero family. Now that she had stormed off furiously, Andonara didn’t feel very good even though she firmly took Roland’s side. But Andonara wouldn’t blame Roland.
She knew very well which of them was closer to her.
“In fact, I think she had a point. Why didn’t you want to cooperate with her?” Andonara put a cup of homemade wine in front of her man. “I’m not speaking for her; I’m just curious.”
Roland certainly knew that Andonara wasn’t taking Phoenix’s side but only seeking an answer.
“For different races to assimilate, the most important thing is that they have similar, common values,” Race explained. “Human beings are an agricultural civilization, whereas the devils are a nomadic one, or rather, pure barbarians. Human beings can produce things and sell them to each other to accumulate wealth, but for devils, looting is the best way to guarantee survival. They don’t produce. They use up all the resources near them and give birth to a large population, and a famine will soon take place. At this moment, they will try to solve their problem through war. Whether they win or lose, they will get rid of their superfluous population.”
Andonara’s head was dizzy as she listened.
She was very strong, but she couldn’t compare to Roland in terms of knowledge.
She didn’t know what agricultural or nomadic civilization meant at all. The ordinary people in the information age could get a rough idea of what they meant after a quick glance, because the people of this time had subconsciously received plenty of information throughout their life. They were far more knowledgeable than people in this world.
So, whenever a new concept was mentioned, ordinary people in the information age could comprehend it with their knowledge base.
However, Andonara couldn’t do that! She had never heard about such concepts before, and she didn’t have a similar ability of comprehension.
Roland said with a smile, “To put it more simply and bluntly, it’s the difference between dutiful men and bandits.”
Andonara immediately understood.
“You’re worried that even if the devils pretend to be nice for hundreds of years in the human world, they will reveal their bandits’ nature when there are enough of them, right?”
Roland nodded. “Phoenix didn’t propose to suppress the devils’ instinct of killing and looting, yet she asked us to cooperate with them. That’s arrogance. If I do what she said, I’ll be irresponsible for the human world, and I’d be cursed to death.”
“It’s true that we cannot cooperate with them.” Andonara nodded.
Then, she didn’t mention it again.
Roland continued waiting for the infrastructural construction on the floating city to conclude while he developed new spells.
In reality, his research came to a halt.
Even though he had sought more experimental subjects, the most talented of them could only manage to cast Hand of Magic or Illumination with a tiny bit of magic power. It was impossible for any lab equipment to detect magic elements so far, but human beings could sense it with their minds.
It was another proof of the unorthodox theory that the human mind was the most advanced equipment.
“Director, do we need to hire more experiment subjects?” Su Minluo put a proposal on Roland’s table. “We can hire experiment subjects from the army. According to our hypothesis, the stronger a person is, the more talented in magic they may be.”
Su Minluo’s suggestion was quite reasonable. Roland’s body was very healthy at this moment.
After being strengthened by magic power, his cells and bones were only 17 years old.
That was the result of a dozen measurements.
So, it was well-believed in the team that the stronger a person was, the more talented at magic they would be.
The brain was the greatest energy consumer in the body. It could consume more than 20% of one’s total energy in a normal state.
More energy would be required to cast spells, so it would be impossible without a strong body providing the necessary energy.
Roland thought for a moment and said, “Your proposal is theoretically feasible, but I don’t know if the boss will approve it. After all, our experiment is a top secret. I don’t know if they’ll let us hire anyone from outside.”
“That’s for the superiors to consider,” said Su Minluo casually. “We only have to state the problem and a possible solution. The bosses will decide whether or not to do it.”
Su Minluo had been working here for years and knew the common practice much better than Roland, who was still new.
After thinking for a moment, Roland handed the proposal to the director of the base.
The director read the proposal carefully and said, “I’ll give you a reply in one month.” Then, Roland went to the “invention test field” at the bottom of the base.
The place was quite spacious and surrounded by at least fifteen meters of cement walls that were mixed with a lot of lead powder.
Nobody was running any tests here. After registering at the entrance with his card, Roland came in.
He rarely cast any spells recently and had been accumulating his magic power.
He used the magic power to gradually strengthen his body.
In the game, magic power was pure energy, and the improvement of his physical build depended on level-ups.
However, in reality, Roland found that magic power could change the body build.
At this moment, he could easily take down Lu Yong, the deputy captain of the security team, without any strengthening spells.
He was here to release some of the magic power.
After all, he didn’t want to keep too much magic power in himself.
He launched a tiny blue fireball to the cement ground. After a thunderous explosion, a round pit one meter deep and two meters wide was left on the floor.
“Damn it, it was as powerful as a cannon.”
In the surveillance room, someone yelled.
Roland’s magic experiments weren’t secrets here. Every time he used magic, many people watched him in the surveillance room.
Most of them were security guards who had used a lot of weapons and knew which of them could cause a similar explosion. The director of the base was among them. On the surface, he barely talked to Roland and didn’t even seem to care about Roland’s progress in his experiments, but in reality, he was the one who cared about Roland’s achievements the most in the base.
It was because he had been informed that Roland, as well as the project that he headed, had the highest priority in the entire base.
No other projects could compare to it.
If Roland acquired so much as a scratch in the base, he would be lambasted by his boss.
However, he couldn’t control Roland to protect him, so he was quite anxious.
He could only try to ensure the security of the work.
He had weekly meetings and stressed the rules for experiment safety again and again.
Then, all those people watched Roland snap his fingers and release several more blue fireballs, leaving dents and pits on the floor.
“Wow, the repair team has a lot of work to do.”
“It isn’t a lot at all,” said a guy from the repair team as he watched. “We’d be very happy if we saw a few more men as marvelous as him.”
Everybody laughed in the surveillance room.
At this moment, the director’s headphones buzzed. He stopped laughing and walked out, before he said, “Is there anything wrong?”
“Some comrades with a high level of confidentiality delivered something to Comrade Huang Wenwei.”
“Does their information match up with what we have?” asked the director.
“We’ve looked into them. Their names are in the system.”
“Then scan and examine the delivery with equipment and deliver it to him.”
“The problem is that we cannot figure out what’s in the package.” “Huh? What do you mean by you can’t figure it out?”
“The scanner doesn’t show what’s inside the package. It’s just a bunch of pixels.”
The director was stunned. “Wait, I don’t think our scanner can pixelate the image, can it?”
“No, it can’t. That’s why we doubt that whatever is inside the package is actually pixels.”
After a moment of silence, the director cried in disbelief, “Are you sure you’re not mistaken?”
“No, it’s indeed shown as pixels.”
The director rubbed his head. “Confirm the deliverers’ identity again. If it’s fine, let them in. I’ll bring Comrade Huang to fetch the goods now. It’s probably related to his ability.”
After that, the director went to Roland.
Very soon, they came to the entrance on the top level of the base.
At the entrance were four young men in plain clothes. After seeing Roland, one of them took out his phone and found Roland’s profile. He compared Roland to his photo and then walked to him.
They shook hands and introduced each other.
Then, the stranger said, “Comrade Huang, the package has been delivered. We’ve fulfilled our mission. See you.”
“Thank you.” Roland didn’t invite them to stay, as this was a highly-classified base for special research and wouldn’t take strangers in, even though the strangers had a high clearance too.
What the four of them gave Roland was a very long bag.
Looking at the green bag that was about one meter long and looked like a traveling suitcase, Roland lowered his head and was about to open it.
But at this moment, the director stopped him and said, “Don’t be hasty. Let’s examine it first.”
Even though the strangers had a high security clearance, the director of the base wanted to be safe.
Two security guards wearing thick anti-explosion clothes and holding transparent shields walked over.
They prudently hid their bodies behind the shields and opened the bag with only one arm.
They scanned the bag with two different kinds of equipment and even opened the bag to check for bugs.
The examination was over five minutes later, and one of the guards approached Roland with a long green stick.
“Comrade Huang, this is the only thing in the package.”
The director asked, “Has it been examined?”
“It has no radiations or electricity, and it’s not explosive.”
“That will do.”
In fact, they knew that the item was probably safe, but they would rather be more cautious.
Roland accepted the green stick.
In fact, ever since he saw it, he had sensed that the stick wasn’t ordinary.
The moment he touched it, he felt that magic power was surging in his body.
Also, there was a stream of pure energy that slowly flowed into his body from the green stick.
This is… a magic power crystal?
It was Roland’s first reaction, but he soon dismissed the idea.
The energy was very pure and didn’t have any attribute. He could absorb it and transform it into magic power. Seeing Roland’s change of expressions, the director of the base was shocked and asked quickly, “Comrade Huang, what’s wrong?”
“I want to know if I’m qualified to investigate where this green crystal-like staff came from.”
The director of the base said solemnly, “Their clearance level is very high. We don’t have the permission to investigate them. The system only shows that they’re with us, but their job and workplace are hidden. Why? Is there something wrong with this crystal stick?” “Yes, it is greatly wrong,” said Roland while looking at the director. “This is an energy stick that contains that special energy in nature, which we have been searching for but never found.”
The base director’s expression changed.
Having been keeping track of the progress of Roland’s team, he knew that Roland couldn’t find magic power in the air, so he had been transforming his vitality into magic power the whole time.
However, someone had delivered an energy stick to him?
Did it mean that another base was doing similar experiments and was making faster progress?
They knew that Roland’s research hit a bottleneck, and they even delivered the critical “key” to him?
Looking at the base director’s face, Roland had a lot of complicated feelings.
In fact, he left something unsaid.
The energy stick contained a terrifying amount of energy.
Roland felt that it wouldn’t be a problem for him to build a small floating city in reality after he fully absorbed it.