Chapter 63- Message
Yuan Jianze had a rough estimate on the general condition of Xiangcheng City. He believed at present, at least one-third of the whole city’s population survived, meaning approximately 300,000 people were still alive. Up until now, those that had been rescued were only a tiny portion of the survivors; if they only relied on the army for rescue, rescue action would seriously lag behind.
With the passage of time, refugees still in the ruins would find it increasingly difficult to survive. Now the most important thing to do was fight for time.
In the previous apocalypse, Yuan Jianze also made such a choice, which afterward led to a force emerge. They successfully occupied a field station, and captured the Guardian Temple architectural drawing. This gave them the strength to rival the forces of Yuan Jianze.
Of course, in this life because of an anomaly like Cheng Yang, what course the changes of history would go, no one was clear.
Cheng Yang fought in the wild most of the night, and then went back to Luo Feng Village. At this time, his account had reached more than 2,400 points of power value.
Before he began cultivating, Cheng Yang chose to upgrade the property of the professions’ statue. This time he chose to have all of the attacks strengthen. After the selection, the territory power value was left with only 1,500 points.
The next morning, Cheng Yang’s cultivation progress has increased by 3.5%. At this rate, in about 20 days, he would be able to smoothly advance to peak-order apprentice. But it was clear that in 20 days time, Luo Feng Village could absolutely reach level 3, so when the time came to whether to use grace to upgrade his level or not, this was a difficult decision to make.
Level 3 grace was effective below the apprentice level. If he waited until his level reached peak-order apprentice to use, then right away he could become a beginner-level magician. This was better than using grace to promote himself to the peak-order apprentice and cultivating again.
However, if he didn’t use grace, then in the next 20 days, his strength would be stuck in high-order apprentice. This would not only make some of his plans affected, but also his efficiency of obtaining power value.
After carefully weighing the advantages and disadvantages, Cheng Yang’s mind had already come to a decision.
Once he came out of his residence, Cheng Yang went straight into the instance. At the same time Cheng Yang entered the instance, the three territory guards also entered, but what they were entering was a different instance.
After a fierce battle, Cheng Yang came out from the instance. Less than a few minutes later, Chen Yun and the other two guards also came out from the instance.
After two successive instance clearances, each of them had put together most of their equipment, and because it was done on hard difficulty level, what came out were all iron-grade equipment.
Cheng Yang went inside the Guardian Temple, recruiting a priest and a magician with SS-class talent from the hiring lists. This made the 4,000 points of power value Cheng Yang just surged to instantly cut down by half.
For the remaining power value, Cheng Yang didn’t continue using, instead he transferred them to Yu Kai’s team of professions, so that they could continue to open four times cultivation speed. At this point, the power value Cheng Yang lent out had reached 13,000 points.
Throughout the day, Cheng Yang with the same team continued their search and rescue operation in Xiangcheng City. Their search and rescue operation had now been 80% completed, with 10 search and rescue points to go, this task would come to an end.
Although, there were still some family members of professions that weren’t found during this search and rescue operation, but with the power of Luo Feng Village, it was impossible to search throughout Xiangcheng City again. Whether or not they could survive, they can only look at their good luck.
In the afternoon, Cheng Yang and the others finally arrived at the last search and rescue point. Although they failed in finding the profession’s family, but instead they obtained a piece of important information. The people they were trying to save were rescued by another group of people yesterday evening.
The provider of the news was a trustworthy survivor. At that time, because the group of people was in a hurry, and he was injured from the earthquake and lost some of his mobility, so before he could rush to the group, those people had already left.
As the team listened to the survivor’s description of this group of survivors, Cheng Yang’s face instantly turned solemn.
“Lord, do you know that group of people? Do you know where they are?” The profession with concern for the safety of his loved ones anxiously asked.
Cheng Yang thought for a moment and said, “Ma Tao, you don’t have to worry. Although I don’t know this group of people, but here from the main city of Xiangcheng City isn’t very far. Right now, rescue teams are going around everywhere trying to save people, in addition to the military, it can only be people that has just transferred to professions. According to his description, that group of people can’t be the army, so the only possibility is that they are professions, and these people can only come out from the main city.”
Ma Tao’s face suddenly eased up a lot, he said, “Lord, then do we go to the main city now?”
“No need to rush.” Cheng Yang immediately said, “We will first return to the station and make plans for tomorrow morning. The main city is now in the hands of the military. Although there may be some civil forces, but the military still holds the absolute control, so your family for the time being won’t be in any danger there.”
Ma Tao also knew that going to the main city currently wasn’t very realistic, and more importantly what they came here to do was rescue some people in need of help back to Luo Feng Village.
Immediately, the people formed a single line with Cheng Yang guiding them back to Luo Feng village. Along the way, they tried avoiding encounters with people coming out of the main city of Xiangcheng City.
As usual, after Cheng Yang and the others returned to Luo Feng Village, the sky was completely dark. The first thing he did after coming back was assigned some people to make arrangements for these people he had brought back to the village. Afterward, he used the newly added 500 units of wood obtained today to construct the remaining three shops, while the rest of the wood were used to build residences.
After Cheng Yang finished, he hastened to eat his dinner, and then went out alone into the jungle.
Until two o’clock in the morning did Cheng Yang returned to Luo Feng Village.
At this time, yesterday selected professions’ statue upgrades had been fully completed. Cheng Yang immediately chose to upgrade health, and then began tonight’s cultivation.
All day yesterday, the five territory guards were responsible for cleaning up enchanted beasts around Luo Feng Village. Their exclusive skill was a great advantage in this regard. As long as there was a monster spawn, they would be the first to rush over and solve it. Because the monster was killed in a timely manner, it caused the respawn rate to be a little bit higher. As a result, on this day, killing monsters around the surrounding territory provided the territory with around 1,600 power values, in addition to tax revenue, as well as instance output, yesterday’s income reached about 5,000 territory power values.
However, because of the fees needed to pay the carpenters for the wood, 1,000 points of power value were consumed here. Then, with the 2,500 power values consumption for the professions’ statue upgrade, Luo Feng Village only had a total of 3,000 territory power values remaining. But this was quite good, in the future, Luo Feng Village’s earning would only appear as a positive growth.
The next morning, after Cheng Yang’s cultivation was completed, he went inside the instance. This had almost become a compulsory course for Cheng Yang.
After coming out from the instance, Cheng Yang assigned tasks for Yu Kai and the others for today.
Now with Luo Feng Village as the center, within a radius of five to six kilometers already been touch upon by the professions of Luo Feng Village. In this range, almost all large monster groups have been eliminated by them. Even if there were temporary gathering, its size would not exceed 30.
In this case, each time the brigades did consolidated action it was obvious a waste of manpower, so Cheng Yang suggested they did operations in sub-squadron to make it the maximum extent possible for increasing the efficient for killing enchanted beast.
Currently, Luo Feng Village had nearly 1,000 professions. This number could only guarantee that in a single day could annihilate the monsters in this range, after all, this region was over hundreds of square kilometer.
Therefore, each brigade was then basically responsible for a direction. After that, no matter how they divided their work, it would fall on the arrangements of the respective brigade. Of course, if they had confidence in their strength, they could continue to push outward.
But in more distant places, now there were already communities with a thousand enchanted beasts, a careless mistake could easily wipe them out. So Cheng Yang asked everyone to be as caution as possible.
As for the matter on wood, the effort needed to be intensified. According to Cheng Yang’s plan, all the professions in Luo Feng Village had to be ensured to live in level 2 residences, but that was nearly 200 buildings. Level 2 residences needed to be upgraded from level 1 residences, so the combined wood needed would be close to 3,000 cubic meters.
Now the first batch of carpenters had their logging skill on the brink of an upgrade, it was estimated after today the upgrade would be completed. After their logging skill got to level 2, the efficiency for gathering wood would be doubled. Moreover, this five days-period also allowed them to fully pay off their loan to Cheng Yang, so in order to stimulate their enthusiasm for wood cutting, Cheng Yang intended to raise the prices for the wood for these carpenters that finished their repayment, from the original 2 points of power value to 3 points.
This had to be done, or with the current timber purchase price, the level 1 logging skill would only give profession 20 power values a day, which was a lot lower than the efficiency from killing monsters. After Cheng Yang increased the price, those with level 2 logging skill could earn up to 60 power values a day. When compared with other professions, their power value earning might be slightly less, but logging was more secure. He believed many people were willing to go chop wood.
However, in this way, Luo Feng Village’s daily expenditure would reach 2,000 power values, and after the group of carpenters behind them also upgraded their skill to level 2, the expenditure amount would be greater.
Fortunately, now the Scarlet Church instance in the territory was about to be promoted. After the upgrade, the territory could get an extra 1,000 power values each day, which was also a happy occasion.