Sina looks on the ground as she slowly floated down and then when her feet reach the ground she heaved a sigh of relief.
‘That is a weird experience’ she muttered under her breath but everyone can hear it. Azief smirked in amusement.
Sofia was chuckling while Loki was smiling.
‘How was it?’ Azief asked as he also floated down and landed on the ground with ease, as graceful as the clouds.
Sina who is finally relaxed now that she has stepped on solid ground smiles awkwardly and answer
‘I don’t know how you do it. I have a fear of high places.’ She said as she offers an excuse.
Thinking about it, Sina could only be at awe at Azief free demeanor when he was flying in the sky.
It was like he was in his elements. Flying through the air, knees on the clouds, and his black robe swishing about, as free as a bird.
‘The suit seems powerful. Durable too. It withstands a Mach 4 speed in the air without breaking down.’ Loki remarked as he come closer to Sina and examines the suit.
He must admit that Earth Two has a lot of technological advancement.
He even manages to smuggle two hundred plasma guns, one hundred anti-gravity mine, one Echelion canon and one anti matter bomb powerful enough to level down a city.
Then Azief also wanted to boast about the suit began to speak up
‘It is equipped with photon laser, anti-gravity mine, plasma beam, unibeam, and anti-matter particle. There is also pheon beam strong enough to wipe out a mountain. I called it the Anti-Hyperion Suit’ Azief explains to Loki.
Loki smiles as he seems impressed.
‘You sure bring back something good for us. Would be better if you brought one for me and for Sofia too’ Loki said
But Azief shakes his head.
‘It wouldn’t be that useful in the later stages. You and Sofia could improve yourself with EXP. But Sina, you know how she is. She depends on pills concocting. She will be vulnerable with her body strength. Her stage is also insufficient to match up with the powerhouse present right now and her class is hard to level up. The suit could fight an Energy Disperse Stage High Realm to a standstill. But if that person is an Energy Disperse stage with a body cultivation of Eternal Spring, you better run. Other than that, you don’t have to worry about anything.’
Sofia who did not say anything come closer to Azief and asks him about what he sees in the sky.
‘A lot of aerial beast. And the world has truly changed. The soils become harder. With my strength I should be able to destroy a mountain with one wave of my hand. But when I unleashed my power on a hill it only smashed at a considerable amount instead of immediately atomized.’ Azief answer
‘You mean, whatever happen when the light covered the earth strengthened the elements of the world?’ Loki ask as he nodded his head with a smile formed in his lips
‘Yes, maybe even changing the very environment of Earth’ Azief nodded as he ponders again.
Sofia began to become bored hearing Azief and Loki once again talking about things that she doesn’t know or understand.
‘Hey, Azief look at me’ she said as she grabbed the sleeve of Azief black robe. Azief was interrupted and look at her.
‘Oh, why?’ He asked as he stares at Sofia in puzzlement.
‘Notice anything different?’ She said as she flashed a smile.
Behind them Sina was showing a cheering movement with her hand. Azief might not notice but to others, it is very obvious.
With Sofia face flushing red, and her ladylike manner only an idiot wouldn’t know
Sofia heart beating like a drum. No, like thunder.
Badump! Badump! After almost a year, Azief turns not only taller, but also become incredibly handsome and charismatic.
His hair is long and straight, his face is flawless, and his hand is even prettier than a girl, smooth and gentle.
A stark contrast with his cold attitude which only made him even more attractive. Not to mention Sofia has been harboring this feeling since a year ago.
Maybe it is because he saved her life. Or maybe because she got the feeling that he is the only one that understands her in this new world.
Or maybe it is because of the promise they seal together under the peach blossom tree. No matter the reason, she knows her heart beats for him now.
Her heart is going badump, badump, and she feels anxious, feels nervous, feel giddy. What do I do? She asked herself as Azief stares at her.
What do I do with this pounding heart? He could hear it! She tries as hard as she can to calm her breathing.
She wanted to express her feelings but she knows she’s bad at it. Bad at confessing her feelings, bad at being in love.
That was always the case. Always a little late. But not her current self. She will put her feelings forth and go with it.
‘I didn’t notice anything different’ Azief said as he scratches the back of his head. Loki who was standing not far from them face palm himself.
How dense could you be? He wanted to yell.
Clearly, Sofia was making an effort. Look at her hair! Isn’t that a different hairstyle from yesterday! Isn’t that a twin tails! Isn’t that cute! Is he blind! Loki wanted to yell.
Look at her clothes! Isn’t that white clothes give a feeling of purity and innocence! Loki wanted to smack the back of Azief head.
What great detective? What great investigator? People said he could analyze whoever someone is by only looking at them?
If he really is all this couldn’t he sees that the girl in front of him is clearly having a crush on you!
‘Nothing different?’ Sofia was choked on her words.
‘Really? Try to look again’ she asks as she twirled and Sina almost laughed. This time Azief look at Sofia again and then he exclaimed as he smiles
‘Ah! You!’ he said as he waved his finger at her. His face was smiling like he found something mischievous on her
He comes closer to her suddenly as their face was in front of each other and Sofia heart was jolted.
Then Azief use his finger to slowly wipe Sofia lips. Azief face was in front of her and with that smile on his face; he looks like a charming man full of mischief.
Sofia blush red on her cheeks, her heart keep beatings with a very loud pounding, and she tremble a bit while Sina eyes were shining with anticipation.
Loki on the other hand thought to himself Is he going to kiss her?
But what Azief said after made Loki wanted to smash his face on the ground while Sina was about to punch Azief on the face.
‘You think I won’t realize that you eat my stored griffin meat. There is still the sign of oil on your lips. You’re testing me right? Don’t underestimate my eye. And don’t take it ever again. I already labeled it. Didn’t you already take your share yesterday?’ he said proudly as he rubbed Sofia hair and smiles.
Sofia was dumbfounded. Clearly that is not what she thought Azief will say
Sofia stomped her feet and look at Azief with an expression of frustration
‘Sheesh! Idiot!’ And she stomped away.
‘Wait!’ Azief said as he looks at Sofia stomping away from him.
And then he looks at Loki and Sina and asks
‘What did I do wrong?’
Loki just sighs. Sina shakes her head.
‘Think about it, Azief. Really…..think about it.’
Loki said and then he chuckles. He looks at the incensed Sofia walking away, and look at the face of Azief which was full of musing, and Loki knows that this group will never get boring.
Sina however was already by Sofia side listening to Sofia complaints. Girls. Loki just smirk like he always does.
After the incident, Azief and Loki went to the barracks.
Sina after she has finished consoling Sofia went to the open plains and was trying the new suit functions as she tries to familiarize herself maneuvering the suit.
Sofia was practicing archery though many of the soldiers realized that today the Divine Archer mood is very bad.
It almost seems like she wanted to hunt all the games in the plains. And they also heard some of her mumblings.
‘Nothing different! Idiot! Waste of my time trying to be subtle! Arggh!’ That is some of the thing they heard when some of them follow the Divine Archer on her hunt.
Loki on the other hand began handing out the weapons Azief smuggles from Earth Two to the soldiers who is in lower stages.
Meanwhile in the manor Wang Jian is talking with Azief. Wang Jian treated Azief like he treated his former employer, the King of Yue.
Wang Jian was looking respectfully at Azief and handed him a paper.
‘This is the list?’
‘Yes. I hope my lord would decide the position from this list of people. I already vetted them very carefully. They are loyal and capable. They will make great addition to our village power’
Wang Jian then heap praises on the names on the list.
But Azief was indifferent either way. Wang Jian since he acknowledges Azief as his new lord has always rack his brain on what his lord was thinking.
But no matter how he thinks, his lord remains unfathomable. Wang Jian could not know what his new lord is thinking.
‘Loyal to me or loyal to you?’ Azief mindlessly ask but the atmosphere in the room instantly cooled down.
The energy inside the room quickly becomes chaotic.
Wang Jian just shakes his head vigorously. Then he cupped his hand and then he declares
‘They are loyal to me’ he said fearlessly. He decided to speak honestly and hides nothing. Maybe the new lord respects the virtues of honesty.
And this suits him better than to be scheming. He will leave that to the corrupt minister. He is a general.
Valiant heart and brave disposition. That is his attitude and his natural state.
‘Oh?’ Azief was surprised to see Wang Jian answer this way.
But before he could say anything else Wang Jian then said.
‘But I am loyal to you. And as the lord, anytime you wanted to replace them from their position, I will not say anything. But since the only people in our villages are my people, this is the best I could offer. I hope my lord will not think me as an usurper’ Azief looking at how honest this general of his couldn’t help but laugh.
‘Loki sure knows how to pick people. Fine. I will look at it and decided before the afternoon. Now, heed my orders. Today, you and your White Tiger army must explore areas around our villages to find survivors. Come back before night. The beast roams at night, powerful beast. And I have a feeling that the mountain at the end of the plains hides a very powerful monster. When I fly by around that area I could feel the aura.’
Wang Jian nodded
‘I will follow your order, my lord’ Wang Jian exclaimed and cupped his hand and exited the manor.
Azief then could hear Wang Jian announcing to his soldiers that they will move outside the village and began to deploy his soldiers in the battlements for patrols.
Wang Jian brought with him 150 soldiers to find survivors.
Azief nodded in satisfaction. He then turned to the task at hand which is the list
He then scanned the list and smiles. Wang Jian is a meticulous man. He even includes the full bio of each candidate.
Azief first brewed his personal coffee and then he sit down as he review the people in the list.
It almost remind him when he was president of a multi-billion dollar company when he was in Earth Two.
Then after about an hour he finally decided.
‘Open Village Status’ he said it in his mind and a status window appeared in front of his eyes.
|VILLAGE NAME: EDEN
The village name is Eden.
It is derived from an Imperial City that the village head once sees and admire the majesty of that city thus the name.
The village is peaceful and doesn’t seem to be suffering from any disaster.
|VILLAGE HEAD: AZIEF
The ruler of the village.
The territory of Azief is very small and need to work harder to attract people and create a civilization for the betterment of humanity.
The population is only three hundred and fifteen people. The ruler must attract many more residents to create a city.
|INVESTMENT: 5.7 MILLION GOLD
Use the investment wisely and create a village that could attract more people. Do not forget to attract talents.
|ROLES IN THE VILLAGE
GRAND DIPLOMAT : SINA
ROYAL ENFORCER : ZHANG YE
VILLAGE MAGISTER : ZHU YUAN
GREAT BUILDER : JIANG WUSHANG
GRAND EXPLORER : LIU YAN
COUNCILOR : WAN GAOJUN
VILLAGE HEAD : AZIEF
VILLAGE HEAD WIFE : SOFIA
VILLAGE HEAD CONSORT :
VILLAGE HEIR :
HIGH PRIEST :
TREASURER :LI YUAN
VILLAGE MERCHANT :
VILLAGE MILITIA COMMANDER: WANG JIAN
MARSHALL : NIE FENG
MERCHANT CARAVAN LEADER:
[ALL OF THE PEOPLE WITH POSITION HAS CERTAIN ABILITIES TO CONSTRUCT BUILDINGS FROM THE VILLAGE INTERNAL AFFAIRS MODE]
[THE RULER OF THE VILLAGE HAS ALL THE ABILITY TO CONSTRUCT ALL BUILDINGS ACCORDING TO HIS RANK]
[ALL OF THE POSITION FILLED WILL INCREASE THE BONUSES GIVEN TO THE STABILITY OF THE VILLAGES]
[COUNCILOR FOR VILLAGES IS 3]
[ONLY FIVE KNIGHTS FOR A VILLAGE]
[EACH PERSON APPOINTED TO THE POSITION WILL HAVE THE ADDED BENEFITS OF HAVING TEN TIMES OF AMOUNT OF EXP WHEN KILLING MONSTER]
[POSSESS HIGHER DURABILITY AND HEALING IS ACCELERATED BY 20 PERCENT WHEN IN THE TERRITORY]
|INFO FOR RANK ADVANCEMENT FOR TERRITORY
CURRENT RANK: Village
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Work harder and improve the condition of life and protect the residents. The area is fertile and the territory is full of life. Hunting the monsters around to increase overall strength and safety is recommended. Farming and cultivation of the land is recommended. No neighboring territories. No hostile forces. Recommended to find survivors and refuges.
VILLAGES: Population of 300 or less
Small Towns : 4000 or less
Large Towns : 7000 or less
Small City : 10,000 or less
Large City : 30, 000 or less
Metropolis : 70, 000 or less
Small Kingdom: 100,000 or less
Large Kingdom: 700,000 or less
Holy Kingdom : 800,000 or less
Small Empire : A million or less
Large Empire : ten million or more
Holy Empire : twelve million or more
TIPS: Holy Kingdoms refers to Kingdoms with both the High Priest and the King cooperated with each other. Bonuses includes fast regeneration of health for all people inside the territory
He has already determined the people position in his village. For the Grand Diplomat, there is Sina.
Royal enforcer Zhang Ye. From what he sees and surmises Zhang Ye is a loyal soldiers that serve Wang Jian and is also very capable and smart
He is also very near to breakthrough to Energy Disperse Stage. Azief did no worry that any rebellion might happens because he is already in the high realm of Seed Forming.
But that is only in his aura level. He did not yet form the seed. Only his level reaches 69. He could not reach level 70 unless he formed at least three seeds.
The Essence Tree, Forming the Seed, Paving the Path to Disk Formation
He already accumulated experience to level up to his level 69 in that other earth he was stuck in during their mishap in Earth Two.
But he only level up his level and did not form seed. Azief wanted to form his seed here, on Earth Prime.
To make sure he could from his seed, he needs to accumulate EXP again but this time distributes it to that strand of seedlings in his consciousness to create the Essence Tree.
Each Seed is an introduction to laws and wields power of those particular laws. The number of Seed depends on your will or how long you think you could spare to form seed.
The more seeds you have, the stronger you will become in later stages. But if you only form the Seed, and neglect other people advancement to later stages, then you might be left out by those people.
For example, Azief in his Orb Condensing Stage possess a perfect Orb.
That makes him even superior than an Energy Disperse Stage Middle Realm even though he was only in Orb Condensing Stage.
When he was in Energy Disperse Stage he manages to perfect his Body Refinement Stages, passing the Undying Body stages, making his body invincible from even tribulation lightning.
His soul might disperse but his body will remains. He can only afford to purse the path of perfection because he has time in his hand.
The Universe Orb and the dilation of time between earth prime and earth two.
Right now he is not worried about Seed Forming Stage expert because there is only one true Seed Forming Stage expert in this world, and that is him.
The parchment he got from Will a few days ago also confirm his suspicions.
He looks back at his village status windows. For Village Magister he chose Zhu Yuan. He is a Warlock with ability to control the elements.
For great Builder he chose Jiang Wushang who is also a builder for siege weapons in White Tiger Army.
For Grand Explorer he chose Liu Yan who is a Hunter class. His three councilors is Wang Gaojun, Xiao Yan, and Chu Feng.
All three of them chose the profession that is very peculiar.
Wang Gaojun is a Painter. Xiao Yan is a Zither Master. Chu Feng is a Flute Artisans. Their class is peculiar and they are the only one.
For the wife, he chose Sofia since he could give the bonus to Sofia in battles. Sofia was blushing when she sees her position in her status windows.
Though when Azief teases her about the consort part, her eyes turns very terrifying.
For the High Priest he didn’t find anyone that is suitable and he will wait for a better candidate.
For Treasurer he chose Li Yuan who is a Coinmaster.
He did not have many skills but he bring a 70 percent yields of gold in a loot whenever he is in a party.
In the White Tiger Army, he is considered their own personal God of Prosperity.
Every monster they hunt with him in their party, it is guaranteed the goods they will have a lot of yields in gold.
Azief could only shakes head of the stupidity of King of Yue to exterminate the White Tiger army.
The merchant he also didn’t assign to anyone since there is no merchant profession in his villages.
For Marshall he appointed Nie Feng someone that Wang Jian trusted heavily.
His knight is the Four Great Warriors of White Tiger Army Bai Xiaochun, Li Mu, Xiao Feng and Chen Sheng.
For now, the empty position will be filled when he found the right person. As he swipes down the windows he takes another sip.
‘A lord, huh’ he sighed.
Then he got up from his chair and with a cup of coffee in his right hand he walk to the windows of his second story manor and look outside.
A few of his soldiers is training in the barracks.
Sounds of explosion can be heard around the alchemist lab. Sina manages to create exploding reagents yesterday and the soldiers are testing the radius of the damage for the reagents and its effectiveness.
The reagents is small in its concentration and it is better to be used as a smokescreen instead of a large scale bombing.
Far away he could hear the sound of the cavalry corps riding through the plains with their horses. The fire horse and Ice horse is still growing in the ranch and it will take them about another week before they could be ridden.
The Pegasus that Sofia looted is being ridden by some privileged soldiers who is taking them for a ride in the clouds.
‘There is a lot to do’ he said as he takes all of this in.
SOMEWHERE IN THE ICE REGION
The woman breathe is very hard. Panting, she coughs a lump of black blood from her mouth.
‘Argh!’ she yelled a bit as she fall to the icy cold hard ground.
‘Bastards!’ She cursed as her lips kissed the grounds, her hands trembling because of the unnatural cold in her body and her eyes red because of anger.
‘Boris! Katarina! You will pay for this!’ She yelled inside the cave and the sound of her yelling echoes.
She will kill those two duos.
The cave is hidden by the hard snow and is very hard to find. As she crawled inside she makes a vow inside her mind.
She will repay this humiliation tenfold.
‘I am Sasha Makarov. I will not die that easily!’ She said as she smirks and her eyes full of defiance.
Then slowly she gets up and pops a pill into her mouth and sits in a cross legged position as warmth filled her Essence Tree.
Then she coughed another lump of black blood but this time, she feels relaxed as the black blood was expelled.
Sasha Makarov is the only Seed Forming Stage user in the world. But…she is weak. But she did not regret it.
She forego the Body Refinement Stages and rush to level 60 not sparing even a bit of EXP to her body refinement stages but because of that she manages to have her revenge.
But now, she is being hunted by the sibling duo, Boris and Katarina.
Even though her aura is no joke, her physical body is extremely weak. Two thousand men ambush her and fight with her for two days and two nights.
She manages to kill a thousand men before she ended up in this state. Katarina herself is not someone that can be underestimated.
Not to mention the terrain is very helpful to her and she was hit by the Seven Petals Snow Poison Icicles of Katarina and making her poisoned.
The reputation of Katarina as a fearsome user is not exaggerated. She manages to reach Eternal Spring. Her body refinement stage is the pinnacle.
Even though she is a Seed Forming Middle Realm user, her aura could not intimidate Katarina who is an Energy Disperse Stage user.
It is no doubt that she manages to reach that level of power because the resources of the RA.
For now she has to hide here. Sasha mused.
She was just about to set up some barrier when suddenly she jolted in shock. Her Essence Tree shakes and then she smiles.
She looks outside her cave and she look far like she is seeing something other people couldn’t.
She didn’t notice it before because she was fighting Boris troops. Now, that other aura is not near her, she could feel it clearly.
‘There is another Seed Forming Stage other than me! I have hope!’ She was about to go out and seek the other Seed Forming Stage user when she suddenly remember.
Then she looks hateful again at the falling hard snow outside her cave.
‘I need to escape the sibling duo first!’ She then nodded and clenches her hand.
‘Wait for me!’ She said as she began erecting barriers inside the cave. In the Plains, Azief also look at the direction of the cave, even though there is no possible way he could see it, but he could feel it.
From the moment he arrives he could feel the existence of another user that is almost similar like him.
And now she has notices him. It is not surprising since he already releases his Seed Forming Essence aura when he arrived on Earth Prime.
‘Do you want to snatch my Seed?’ He thought to himself as he looks at that direction
‘Come if you dare!’