Cosmic Professional Gladiator Novel - Chapter 610
610 Meeting Again
“The life in the Demon Vanquishing World back then had a profound impact on Wu Qi. He became a Heaven Demon,” Keyu said. “And in that life, there were two people who were most important to him. One was the daughter of the Wu family, and the other was you, Brother Wu Ming.”
Xu Jingming nodded.
“Miss Wu’s name is Feng Yuqing in reality,” Keyu said. “The Flower Village she’s from has always sought independence and the rebuilding of the Flower Village civilization. Feng Yuqing is one of the core members of the Flower Villager race. They want independence to rebuild their civilization… Naturally, it ruffled the feathers of the Qingfang civilization! They naturally mete out severe punishment. Although Wu Qi kept his distance from the Flower Village members, he still spared no expense to protect Feng Yuqing’s life, causing him to also be implicated.”
“How can a Lv. 8 cosmic lifeform like him withstand the wrath of the Qingfang civilization? Although he’s not from Flower Village, the price for interference was imprisonment,” Keyu explained. “Brother Wu Ming, I only took action because you instructed me to take care of him! The Qingfang civilization had to let him off lightly with a slap on the wrist because of me.”
Xu Jingming came to a realization. “Rebuild the civilization? No wonder the Qingfang civilization is furious.”
“The Qingfang civilization has 8,938 galaxies,” Keyu said. “It’s one of the top civilizations in the universe.”
Xu Jingming listened.
Intermediate cosmic civilizations usually had very vast territory; they had at least 100 galaxies, and as many as tens of thousands. For example, Xu Jingming’s good friend, Senior Brother Gu Shan, came from a civilization where the Frostwhisper Civilization had more than 12,000 galaxies.
“The Qingfang civilization has been working with our Demon Vanquishing Group for a long time. By recruiting some volunteers, they can satisfy the native requirements for the Qing Nation in the Demon Vanquishing World,” Keyu said. “How did the Qingfang civilization get such a huge territory? It’s impossible to buy it!”
Xu Jingming nodded.
Purchasing a galaxy required voluntary transactions. Only two willing parties could make it possible!
Xu Jingming had allowed the Milky Way to expand to seven galaxies at a premium, and that was done relatively easily! If he wanted to expand to 50 galaxies, the difficulty would increase exponentially. This was because it was very difficult to find enough planets for the civilizations that needed to migrate.
“How can they get so many galaxies from ordinary transactions?” Keyu said. “Some powerful civilizations in the universe have vast territory. Their most basic method… is to infiltrate and corrode the surrounding weak civilizations until they are annexed.”
“After infiltrating for a long time, weak civilizations being poor and weak results in countless people from those civilizations yearning to become a part of a powerful civilization. Long-term cultural infiltration will also make members of weak civilizations yearn to integrate.”
“Therefore, it didn’t cost much, allowing them to naturally annex weak civilizations.”
Keyu continued, “The Flower Village civilization was once an intermediate cosmic civilization with more than 150 galaxies! But thousands of years ago, the Origin lifeforms of the Flower Village civilization died. They actually didn’t have any Origin lifeforms left, and an era without Origin lifeforms began!”
Xu Jingming came to a realization.
Lv. 10 Origin lifeforms had to appear in the history of intermediate cosmic civilizations! Typically, a Lv. 9 Origin lifeform could only maintain a civilization.
But once a vacuum of Origin lifeforms happened, the entire civilization would be in danger.
“The Qingfang civilization was worried that a new Origin lifeform would appear in the Flower Village civilization, so they accelerated the annexation. In just a few thousand years, they completely annexed the Flower Village civilization.” Keyu shook his head. “The annexation happened too crudely and quickly. Therefore, many members of the Flower Village civilization want to rebuild their civilization.”
“Indeed.” Xu Jingming nodded. “Some Lv. 8 cosmic lifeforms are probably still alive even after those few thousand years.”
“Therefore, the Qingfang civilization quickly dissected the Flower Village civilization. By roping in powerful families which took the initiative to migrate, it caused a migration trend. The Qingfang Civilization infiltrated a large number of corporations economically and culturally…” Keyu explained. “When they encountered tough nuts, they directly assassinated them. All kinds of methods were used in parallel, completely annexing more than 150 galaxies in a few millennia.”
Xu Jingming listened.
It was very common.
Why did some civilizations have vast territory while others were weak?
Why did each of the three advanced cosmic civilizations monopolize a cosmic sector? What about the other weak civilizations in these cosmic sectors in history?
Therefore, Xu Jingming felt that he had been very kind by buying seven galaxies at a premium. Of course, there was another reason for choosing to purchase—this was the fastest way to expand! If he didn’t want to spend money, it would take a long time.
“It hasn’t been long since the Flower Village civilization disappeared. Many people are still yearning for their homeworld. They established the Flower Village race and are focused on rebuilding their civilization,” Keyu said. “And clearly, this is something the Qingfang civilization doesn’t like! They are furious.”
“Anyone who dares to rebuild Flower Village will suffer a heavy blow from the Qingfang civilization,” Keyu said. “It’s said that a traitor snitched by giving us a list of names. Among them were some members of the Demon Vanquishing Group, including Feng Yuqing.”
“Therefore, the Qingfang civilization immediately sent people to apprehend them,” Keyu said. “As you know, these people are from the Qingfang civilization. They have jurisdiction, so I can’t stop them.”
Xu Jingming nodded.
“According to the Qingfang civilization’s methods, almost all of these people will be executed after being taken away for interrogation,” Keyu said. “When Wu Qi learned about the arrests, being a Lv. 8 cosmic lifeform and having some connections over the years, he tried his best to keep Feng Yuqing alive… but he ended up implicated.”
“Actually, he has always kept his distance from Feng Yuqing.” Keyu said, “The Flower Village race actually wanted to rope in Wu Qi. Even Feng Yuqing proposed to him… However, Wu Qi wasn’t willing to join the Flower Village race.”
“As for what happened hundreds of years ago, you already know,” Keyu said.
Xu Jingming nodded.
Xu Jingming had sought Keyu’s help, and the latter would regularly update him. Xu Jingming had long known about Uncle Qi’s experiences in the past few centuries.
Only after his high-dimensional corruption did they break off contact.
“Where is Uncle Qi now?” Xu Jingming asked.
“In the planetary prison of Orian, in the Becchi Galaxy in the Qingfang civilization’s territory,” Keyu said.
“Thanks.” Xu Jingming got up.
“It’s nothing,” Keyu replied with a smile.
Keyu was very happy that Xu Jingming could seek his help! This was a super powerful backer; he naturally had to seize the opportunity!
Qingfang civilization, Becchi Galaxy, Planet Orian Prison.
The planetary prison was cold all year round, and the star in the distance was extremely tiny. The light that shone here was extremely weak.
Wu Qi sat on a roof and admired the cold Orian.
Wu Qi didn’t mind being punished to be a guard at a planetary prison. Instead, he enjoyed himself.
A projection appeared in front of Wu Qi, and a red-skinned man appeared on it.
“Sir.” The red-skinned man grinned. “I’ve already broken through to Lv. 7.”
“Oh? You’re the fifth Lv. 7 in District A9,” Wu Qi remarked with a smile.
“I plan on inviting many friends over to celebrate. Sir, you have to come,” the red-skinned man said.
“Definitely.” Wu Qi nodded.
Then, the projection dissipated.
Wu Qi smiled brightly. “The children from District A9 back then have all grown up. There are already five Lv. 7 cosmic lifeforms.”
As Wu Qi was placed in an important position by the Demon Vanquishing Group’s highest-ranking person-in-charge, Keyu, and was a Lv. 8 cosmic lifeform, he was already one of the upper echelons of the group. At the same time, he was also the sector chief of Sector A9.
Strictly speaking, Sector A9 raised a large number of children.
Countless people live in the Demon Vanquishing World, and they sleep for decades at a time. It’s rare for them to fall in love and have children in reality. Most of them abandon them and get the corporation to take care of them. Wu Qi shook his head.
People couldn’t take care of their children if they often chose to sleep. Therefore, the number of children the corporation was in charge of was huge. They even occupied the entire Sector A alone! These children didn’t have a backer, so many of the corporation’s expenses were secretly siphoned into their private pockets under all kinds of excuses.
The children’s lives were actually quite difficult and depressing.
Wu Qi’s childhood was very miserable, but he cared a lot about these children and personally served as sector chief of A9. With him watching over them, the quality of life of countless children immediately increased. Many children were very grateful to this old sector chief.
Of course, most of the children later on felt that they were entitled to a good life. Only the earliest batch of children knew best that it was all because of the old district chief.
Two figures flew over from afar.
Wu Qi turned his head and saw a young man and woman.
“Dad.” One of the girls leaped to her father’s side and hugged his arm.
“Why did the two of you suddenly come out?” Wu Qi asked.
“About that…” the young boy said. “Mom has already stood us up several times in the virtual world. We want you to ask what’s wrong with her? She doesn’t even meet us in the virtual world.”
“Did Mom encounter some danger?” the girl asked worriedly.
Wu Qi looked at his children and smiled. “Your mother is very busy. She’ll contact you after she’s done.”
“Okay.” His children nodded.
Wu Qi’s heart ached for his children.
Is career that important? Is it even more important than your children? You actually keep skipping appointments on fixed dates every month. It’s just a meeting in the virtual world. How much of your time can it waste? Wu Qi sighed inwardly. He hadn’t dared to tell his children that he and their mother had divorced.
They used to be very loving and intimate in the beginning, but he found the relationship insufferable over time.
Huh? Wu Qi was suddenly stunned.
In the distant cosmos, a figure walked out.
Wu Qi stood up and stared at the person in front of him in disbelief.
He wore a simple cyan robe—it was the clothes he wore in the Demon Vanquishing World. His appearance was still the same as in the Demon Vanquishing World hundreds of years ago, and his smile was still so familiar. However, his aura was much greater than in the Demon Vanquishing World.
“Uncle Qi,” Xu Jingming greeted with a smile. “Long time no see.”