Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Luo XiaoLou looked at Cyril dumbfoundedly and asked incredulously, “Me? How is that possible? I’m not even a pure blooded exotic beast.”
Cyril nodded with a sigh in his pretty turquoise eyes, “That’s true, but of the surviving exotic beasts, only you have the highest blood level. Not even Qian Heng can compare. Therefore, he can only be a gatekeeper. I, on the other hand, don’t even belong to the noble exotic beasts since Raimyu Beasts are only affiliated with exotic beasts.”
“That-” Luo XiaoLou stammered in a hurry, he didn’t want to get into such trouble. He wasn’t at all fit to take on the revival of a race or planet for Blue Origin Star’s awareness of the bitter struggle for the beast! He just wanted to be an honest, good citizen, pay his taxes on time, work hard to earn money to support his family, and live his nice but mediocre life and all that.
“Isn’t there anyone else? Ah, wait, I heard from Shao Rong that he’s related to me and he’s exotic beast too! Maybe he can help too, ah!” Luo XiaoLou rejoiced that he’d thought of someone else, though that was a bit harsh for Shao Rong. He eyed Cyril, hoping that there was nothing more to do with himself.
Cyril smiled sadly, “Yes, what he said wasn’t wrong in some ways. And, by the looks of what he’s done, he’s more than happy to take over the honor. But – though I don’t know how to put it – he doesn’t fit in, and the seal won’t admit him. He has the bloodline, the power, but not the legacy.”
Watching Luo XiaoLou, whose face visibly grew sad, Cyril sighed, “Why wouldn’t you accept it? It’s a good thing that no one else can do this. Who would push wealth of great value, supreme status and honor off to another?”
Cyril keenly noticed Luo XiaoLou’s eyes light up when he heard a certain word, and 125 immediately understood and followed up by saying, “So we’ll have money to buy materials, buy land to grow them, or acquire rare materials on the black market.”
Luo XiaoLou pulled back and looked at 125 speechlessly. Is there anything else inside your head besides materials?
125 actually understood, stared back, thought hard for a few seconds, and added, “You can also buy enhancers, buy Miki cakes, and buy the most expensive food…”
“And if you don’t undo the seal now,” Cyril continued to persuade Luo XiaoLou who looked visibly moved, “there will be two outcomes. One is that the humans will try their best and destroy the seal instead of unlocking it, then the legacy of the exotic beast will disappear completely. The second consequence is that Qian Heng will try every possible way to help Shao Rong find a way to open the seal, then all the things in the seal will be in their hands. Have you thought about this consequence?”
“What will happen?” Luo XiaoLou frowned at the question. He really didn’t like Qian Heng. He could feel the murderous aura that Qian Heng released when he looked at him.
“The holy beast mecha told me that Qian Heng still wanted to kill you even though he knew you were the only exotic beast that could open the seal. It was only after Shao Rong stopped him that he retreated to try to remove your exotic beast bloodline. Do you know why that is?”
Cyril’s face grew serious, “It may have taken you a long time to reach here through great difficulties, but it is still too long for us. Seventy years ago, after the Blue Origin Star exploded, Qian Heng has been guarding this place. He had been very dissatisfied when he learned that without a pure-blooded exotic beast, we had to rely on half-beasts to open the seal. If his bloodline level had been high enough to open the seal, he would have left with the treasure.”
“And now that you are closer to humans, he is even more intolerant of you. Whether it’s jealousy or hatred, he will do everything he can to prevent you from opening the seal. The two reagents he injected you with, if injected before you were bestial, would have caused you to become purely human. But injected when you are already bestial, will kill you. The holy beast mecha saved you.”
The news made Luo XiaoLou dumbfounded that death had been so close to him, while 125 proudly threw a look at Luo XiaoLou as if to say that he didn’t have to thank him. He announced, “If the weapon system hadn’t been installing and couldn’t be forcibly interrupted, I wouldn’t have even let him inject the first reagent. “
Cyril continued, “Also, for the war between the exotic beast and the humans, Qian Heng has always been the crazy warrior. If he becomes the owner of the sealed treasure, you will soon see what a devastating attack is, even though human technology is very advanced now. The human race is now nowhere near as advanced as the exotic beasts of seventy years ago.”
“I think I’ve explained to you clearly about the Sealed Lands. So what are your options?” Cyril asked.
Luo XiaoLou tragically discovered that both the exotic beast’s bloodline and the mission he was carrying seemed to have been arranged from the beginning, leaving him no choice at all.
Luo XiaoLou’s face paled as he said in annoyance, “Then I’ll kill Qian Heng now-“
Cyril shook his head, “You know that’s not possible. Even if you could kill him, he has a way of blowing himself up and making everyone here a pallbearer. Would you accept that?”
Luo XiaoLou looked to 125 for help. Isn’t it great, shouldn’t it-?
125 Immediately shouted, “If I could have imprisoned him, I would have done it long ago. At that time, in order to save you, I used up all the Source of Consciousness power stored in the mecha. That’s why I kept threatening Qian Heng to let go instead of rushing to fight. Would I have spared him otherwise with the fact that he tried to kill my fosterer?”
Luo XiaoLou sat there dumbfounded. Why did it turn out like this? He didn’t want to be so responsible at all.
At this time, Cyril gently suggested, “How about this: You open the seal, and then you can decide what to do with the things inside, okay? In fact, they were meant to be reserved for the last exotic beast to be passed on, and that is what was expected of the Blue Origin Star Exotic beast.”
Luo XiaoLou’s hands shook with expectation, and with that suggestion, he felt something burning in his bones, shouting openly and furiously. No, he couldn’t give up the chance of the seal opening like this, absolutely not.
Luo XiaoLou suddenly stood up and turned towards the pink crystal. Cyril, with a shock, saw that something was wrong, but it was too late to pull Luo XiaoLou back.
125 first surprised him by giving advice on which station to choose. As Luo XiaoLou walked, the pink crystal beneath his feet glowed with such intensity that it could burn one’s eyes. It was an energy reaction, showing how powerful the person standing there was.
Yes, the kind of strength that had never been there could be felt from behind. But Luo XiaoLou was acting strange, as if he had become a different person.
“Oh no, if his mind is controlled here, he might become an exotic beast altogether…” Cyril turned pale. Maybe becoming a pure exotic beast wasn’t a bad thing, but Luo XiaoLou wouldn’t be the same Luo XiaoLou. He’d be without his old memories, without his old personality.
But Luo XiaoLou had already walked over to the center round table without hesitation, then he raised his finger, put it to his mouth to bite through, and then slowly reached towards the table.
At this moment, 125’s big mouth opened and closed, and suddenly shouted, “Luo XiaoLou! Don’t you want me and Yuan Xi anymore?!” It had purposely placed itself in front of Yuan Xi.
The sound was so loud that the whole cave shook a little. The grief inside was like a small abandoned beast. Cyril was surprised by 125’s outburst. The holy beast mecha was made by the exotic beast, possessing the bloodline of the exotic beast, and it was supposed to be loyal to the exotic beast. It actually wanted the human side of Luo XiaoLou’s to remain a human?
Luo XiaoLou paused, his hand stopped and 125 and Cyril both relaxed.
Luo XiaoLou looked around dazedly, understanding something was wrong as he realized where he was standing. He would remember what he had just done. It hadn’t been his own will at all, as if he were completely controlled by someone else. This place was too weird. Was it the sealed exotic beast controlling him?
Luo XiaoLou steadied his spirit and looked at the three stands in front of him. A word now appeared on each of them. The stage to his left had wealth written on it, the middle, the stage he was facing, had power written on it, and the stage to his right had honor written on it.
Obviously, the exotic beast wanted him to pick power. But, he was very sorry to say, his choice was his own.
Luo XiaoLou turned to the left side of the table with little thought, wealth was what he wanted most. Luo XiaoLou’s blood dripped onto the stone platform, and then, the hard stone platform began to slowly weaken, gradually turning into a swirling black vortex.
Luo XiaoLou stared transfixed at the black vortex. Then, as if fascinated, he slowly poked his hand down.
As 125 and Cyril waited anxiously, after what seemed like a long time, Luo XiaoLou finally turned around to look at them. And as he did, the entire pink crystal dimmed, the round table in front of him shrank by two-thirds, and the other two round tables returned to their original shape.
125 was eyeing Luo XiaoLou. He waited for the result, while Cyril, still with a smile on his face, couldn’t help but take two steps forward to meet him.
Luo XiaoLou quickly walked towards them and said excitedly, “I have opened the seal, I really never thought that it would be – you would never have thought that it would actually be the dissident space! A different side of space with countless materials and ores!” God, how unorthodox were the exotic beasts to have found such a rich space.
A dissident space was a crack in space-time, in which there was a huge and vast space, the size of a medium Planet. In the universe, this kind of space was not rare, but it was very difficult to find. Moreover, the space may be icy and snowy, or the whole space may be blazing with flames. Of course, if you are lucky, you can also get a space full of high-grade materials or rare minerals. And the exotic beast left behind a space with both kinds. It was simply an immeasurable amount of wealth.
Moreover, this quantity clearly had an innate advantage, because later on there was constant artificial accumulation.
Cyril and Luo XiaoLou hugged each other, while 125 leaped straight onto Luo XiaoLou’s body and proudly proclaimed, “See, I knew that what the exotic beasts left behind must be an inestimable amount of wealth.” Spoken as proudly as if it had personally left it behind.
However, questions soon followed. Now that the exotic space belonged to Luo XiaoLou, what was he going to do with such a precious and huge fortune?
Luo XiaoLou looked at 125 and Cyril and hesitated long enough to ask, “What would you do if I handed over the dissident space to the humans?”
Cyril’s big turquoise blue eyes quietly looked at Luo XiaoLou with a hint of loss on his face, but still said, “I just told you that this treasure belongs to you, you can do what you want with it.”
125, on the other hand, was spinning in dizzy circles, muttering, “I… am I… Am I a snow white dinosaur raised by a stepmother?”
Luo XiaoLou stared at them, swallowed, and asked, “Don’t you blame me for not revitalizing Blue Origin Star at all?”
Cyril was silent for a moment and said, “There is some regret, but I respect your decision.” Humans will become more powerful. Later, will there be room for the Beast Planet to survive?
125 was silent for even longer. It seemed to think of it only now, and was no longer distressed at the material it was about to lose, only to turn in a half circle before looking up and saying, “I’ll allow you to just accompany me to rescue the master. Anyway – you won’t be able to revive Blue Origin Star. Not you nor that material at all.” Despite saying so, Luo XiaoLou could hear that 125 sounded cryptic.
He was destined to disappoint them.
Luo XiaoLou looked at them for a moment and said, “I have decided to give the dissident space to Yuan Xi. But, I just used the Source of Consciousness power stored in the Cloud Cherry Stone to divide the dissident space into three parts. So, one copy was given to Yuan Xi, one copy was given to Cyril, and the other copy – it’s sealed again.”
After Luo XiaoLou finished speaking, Cyril and 125 both looked at him dumbfounded, probably not expecting Luo XiaoLou to make such a choice.
Luo XiaoLou laughed, “I’m selfish and might not be able to help gravitating towards humans because I still think I’m human in my bones. However, they won’t be as friendly once they know who I am. On the contrary, you have helped me more than once, and I am not obligated to give them everything I find. While the human race develops, I want you to develop as well.”
“Balance, too, is the best way to avoid war. In this space and time, I don’t think anyone should be wiped out. Of course, these are the wealth of the exotic beasts which I have no way to revitalize, and I want to leave at least some of it for the exotic beasts who can revitalize Blue Origin Star, though it may no longer be there. I know you’re probably disappointed, but I hesitated for a long time -“
Luo XiaoLou did hesitate for a long time when it came to unsealing the seal.
It was impossible for him to turn his back on the humans, and there was still Yuan Xi’s reason. Likewise, the humans called the exotic beast vicious because of how many humans it had killed and how many things it had looted, he couldn’t completely throw away his other half of the bloodline, and maybe only Cyril and 125 would stand by his side when he was exposed later.
He even wondered if he should keep it in his own hands, so that he held the initiative and could secretly help. But would he just use the thing when it was in his hands? Would there be concerns that can’t be addressed? What kind of help can it be to humans and animals? This was really a lot of work and a test of his character. Luo XiaoLou finally suppressed his desire for the material and simply divided the space into thirds.
Cyril suddenly took two steps and hugged Luo XiaoLou hard, “No, I’m actually happy!”
He choked a bit. Although there was no one right or wrong in the war between the exotic beast and the humans, at least two thirds of the materials here had been kept back from the humans.
Luo XiaoLou’s heart, which had been apprehensive, relaxed, and he returned the hug to Cyril forcefully, before taking out two shiny sword-shaped objects and handing one to him, which Cyril took carefully.
This was the key to the dissident space. Luo XiaoLou had used the energy in the pink stone to divide up the huge space and when separated, the space had dispersed and had appeared elsewhere. The key could record the location and open the space.
While Cyril was excited, Luo XiaoLou heard 125 cough violently and he suddenly laughed, “But, this is at least my inheritance, I would like to take 150% percent of the materials from each of these two spaces, is that okay?” One hundred and fifty percent was exactly the portion of one’s own that an individual can get if they discover a new Planet or a new space.
Cyril kissed Luo XiaoLou on the cheek and smiled, “Sure, you can come and get it any time. I’ll be waiting.”
Luo XiaoLou looked down at the cheering 125, hesitated for a moment, and asked, “Will your space fit?”
125, who was usually always crying about his poor little warehouse, immediately shouted, “Sure! I’m always happy to load those materials for you!”
Cyril looked at the dulled pink nimbus stone and said, “You were controlled just now, and I didn’t have time to tell you that every eight hundred years, you can choose to open a mid-period stone platform. Eight hundred years happens to be the lifespan of the exotic beast. If this generation doesn’t succeed, you can still look forward to the next generation. Of the three stone platforms, wealth is either materials or money, and honor is all of the exotic beast’s technology. As for power, it is the most untouchable right now.”
“Why?” Luo XiaoLou was curious.
“The ones sealed inside are the exotic beasts that have fallen into a deep sleep, and if they come out now, probably the end of humanity would really come.” At this point, Cyril looked at Luo XiaoLou, wanting to stop speaking. He had intended to advise Luo XiaoLou before with these words, but he didn’t have the time due to Luo XiaoLou’s mind control. However, Luo XiaoLou’s character – or rather, his love of wealth – had saved them.
At this moment, Cyril and 125 suddenly stiffened at the same time, and Cyril whispered, “Yuan Xi and the others have found their way here, and he’ll be down here looking for you soon.”