While speaking, Jiang Hailiu glanced at Li Yao.
Li Yao had never been a man who preferred keeping everything to himself. Also, different from the ancient times, the exploration of relics, the production of magical equipment, and the perfection of Cultivation arts nowadays could not be completed by an individual or a single sect. They could only be done with the joint effort of a country or even a Sector.
Therefore, after the situation in the federation stabilized and his identity was confirmed, Li Yao had publicized the Star Map of Kunlun that had been left by ‘Chaos’ Ba Yanzhi, making it a treasure for everybody in the federation.
‘Chaos’ Ba Yanzhi was the only Cultivator whom Li Yao admired in the endless wars forty thousand years ago. He was also the first Cultivator who had really fought to his last breath for humanity!
Li Yao felt that only by releasing the Star Map of Kunlun to public would he deserve the soul of the predecessor. If he kept it to himself in secret, it would be a great insult for the name ‘Ba Yanzhi’.
Of course, the Star Glory Federation would not neglect the contribution of the Ultra-Level Federal Hero, either.
According to the law of the federation, the discoverers of mother lodes, former residences, and prehistoric relics would boast a special position that was protected by law. Once the findings were developed on a large scale, the discoverers would be entitled to part of the profits.
The law partly protected the interests of the treasure hunters who often went through so much trouble before they finally found something, and it partly encouraged all the treasure hunters to submit their findings to the government instead of keeping the information to themselves selfishly so that the findings could be developed faster and in a more organized way. It was a win-win for everybody.
Right now, the Star Map of Kunlun was being parsed and analyzed in the computation center of the federation and the Star Prier’s House in the Flying Star Sector simultaneously. Li Yao had heard from Professor Mo Xuan before the meeting that a significant breakthrough had been achieved.
Once the legendary ‘Kunlun’ was located, an exploration team would immediately be sent. After the basic situation about Kunlun was figured out, large-scale development would be underway!
No matter how many items were excavated in the future, Li Yao would be granted with his fair share. For a person who was too lazy to operate everything on his own, it was definitely the best choice.
Many Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators and demon emperors had heard of ‘Kunlun’ before. They were quite interested in the mysterious place that was claimed to be a relic of the Pangu civilization.
“Right now, we don’t know anything about ‘Kunlun’, but some basic facts are still obvious,” Jiang Hailiu said peacefully and calmly. “Firstly, this relic of the Pangu civilization will not be hard to develop. If it can be compared to a mother lode, it will be a fine one buried on the surface of the earth, if not exposed to the air directly!
“The reason is simple. Ba Yanzhi, an ancient Cultivator forty thousand years ago, was already capable of discovering and developing Kunlun. How difficult can it be?
“Secondly, by the same logic, since Kunlun was already developed once by Ba Yanzhi, who shipped a lot of goods to the Blood Demon Planet, it means that the defense system of Kunlun, if there was one, had lost effect or was destroyed by Ba Yanzhi. So, as a senior, Ba Yanzhi has already paved a way for us, the juniors. All we need to do is to follow the road he explored before!
“Thirdly, judging from Ba Yanzhi’s research, the Pangu civilization and the civilization of mankind should be compatible. The arts, devices, and classics of the two parties are not contradictory or incompressible to each other. Even Ba Yanzhi was able to absorb nutrition from the Pangu civilization and conduct his dazzling research.
“It is perfectly normal, too. Our civilization and the Pangu civilization are of the same lineage after all. The living environment and the biological structure of the two parties are not vastly different. It is very likely that we have directly succeeded the Pangu Clan’s genes, too. So, it’s only natural that we can make use of our parent civilization’s legacy.
“If it were a civilization with metal as the body and with light as the food source and the means of attack, there would be absolutely nothing we could do even if they sent their relic right to us!”
His words raised a round of laughter.
Jiang Hailiu smiled casually and said, “It means that the Pangu civilization’s magical equipment and techniques are very likely to be directly utilizable for us!
“Fellow Cultivators, think about it. In the classics of the ancient Cultivators, legends about the top ten marvelous weapons of the primeval era are recorded, including the Pangu Axe, the Donghuang Bell, the Xuanyuan Sword, the Kunlun Mirror, and so on. They are all destructive, world-transforming ultimate treasures!
“If we can get access to such marvelous weapons, do we really stand no chance of beating not the entire Imperium of True Human Beings, but a secondary troop from the Imperium that comes to us after a long expedition?”
The Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators’ eyes were glittering even more brightly than before. Their breath was so scorching that the temperature of the hall was raised by more than ten degrees!
The legendary weapons in the primeval era! The Pangu Axe, the Xuanyuan Sword, the Shennong Cauldron, the Donghuang Bell!
Of course, they were not really axes or swords but a certain stronger super magical equipment system that could suppress an entire Sector. Although the specific content about such systems was unknown, the side descriptions in many ancient classics were already soul-stirring enough!
If the federation had access to an ultimate treasure such as the Pangu Axe, which was bound to be more advanced than any stellar magical equipment, it was truly not going to be a problem for them to crush an expedition fleet!
Li Yao’s nostrils were fully opened, too, from which hot air was spurting out.
As a refiner, his passion for magical equipment was deep to his bones. If he could see the ultimate treasures left by the Pangu civilization and even manipulate the weapons such as the Pangu Axe or the Xuanyuan Sword personally, he would die a happy death even if he kicked the bucket the next second!
“All in all, the New Federation, with the four advantages, is definitely in a hopeful position, but hopeful doesn’t mean victorious. Victory will not come on its own but requires the joint effort of every fellow Cultivator here and the people of the three Sectors!”
Jiang Hailiu waved his arms hard, as if he were drawing a burning, shining path in a gloomy future. “We have talked a lot optimistically just now. The ideas such as playing the balance strategy in the war between the Imperium and the Covenant Alliance are all based on the same premise, which is we are strong enough!
“If we want to influence the balance of a scale, we must be at least a feather. If we are just speck of dust, it will mean nothing to either side!
“Only if we are strong enough ourselves, and we are capable of crushing the large-scale strategic attack from either the Imperium or the Covenant Alliance, will we really catch their attention and even become important factors that can decide the outcome of the war. That’s the only way we can take advantage of both sides!
“Nobody will care about an ant that they can step on casually. If we are an ant, we will be taking advantage of nobody and having enemies who can stomp on us all around us!
“Therefore, let’s strive with the four advantages as the foundation! Burn our lives, dedicate our souls, and work hard for a hundred years, for our family, homeland, and descendants, for our glory in the past and to come, and for a new federation and new future!
“Close your eyes and think about it, fellow Cultivators! In a hundred years, we will boast seven to ten Sectors, we will combine the training system of spiritual energy with the training system of biochemistry with the knowledge in the Pangu civilization’s relic, and the ratio of Cultivators to ordinary people will be ten times higher than present day. We will even have unparalleled experts in the Divinity Transformation Stage!
“Such unparalleled experts will be piloting the super large warships that is ten times, if not a hundred times, larger than Burning Prairie, manipulating the legendary weapons such as the Pangu Axe and the Xuanyuan Sword, and patrolling in the sea of stars!
“Even if the expedition army of the Imperium does come, so what? Let’s show them the real strength of the federation!
“As long as the expedition fleet of the Imperium is crushed, we will be able to retrieve tremendous techniques and technologies of the Imperium of True Human Beings. We will also have a lot of intelligence about the Imperium as well as captives!
“Then, it will be the moment when the federation goes against the current, marches to the center of the universe, and competes with the Imperium and the Covenant Alliance!
“Only we are the rightful heir to the spirit of the Star Ocean Imperium and the last guardian of humanity! I believe that the fire of humanity will definitely burn more and more fiercely in our hands, until the infinite universe is all illuminated!”
Although most of the Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators were around two hundred years old and were usually indifferent to the change of surroundings, they still felt that their blood was boiling, hearing Jiang Hailiu’s speech. For a moment, applause was thundering.
For a Cultivator, was there anything more meaningful than raging in the sea of stars and spreading their will, ideology, and belief to the entire universe?
Life was limited, but ideology was not. Carrying out one’s will in all the three thousand Sectors and changing the fashion of the entire civilization so that the civilization of mankind could laugh in the universe for a million, a billion and a trillion years, that would be true immortality!
“Regarding the development in the next hundred years, many fellow Cultivators have carefully prepared their strategies and plans. Please feel free to speak whatever is on your mind, everybody!”
Jiang Hailiu bowed and cleared the podium.
Of the two hundred or so participants, around fifty of them had prepared their plans. According to the order decided by drawing lots beforehand, they went to the podium one by one.
Professor Mo Xuan was the first to present his ideas.
The spectral Cultivators had only the soul but not a body, and their ways of training were different from those of regular Cultivators. However, after experiencing the weird cosmic storm, melting with liquid metal, turning into star spirits, and swallowing the immense computational ability of the star child, Professor Mo Xuan’s computational ability had been soaring nonstop to an incredible level. He was in the Nascent Soul Stage from whatever aspect!
Hiding inside a normal artificial body, Professor Mo Xuan bowed courteously. Then, from every gap on the body, his real body, which looked like mercury, flowed out to the skull where it condensed into an absolutely perfect silver ball. Supported by spiritual energy, it floated to the midair.
Such a weird phenomenon made a lot of demon emperors exclaim in shock.
“Now, I would like to introduce to you the ‘Spiritual Ghost Plan’!”
From deep inside the silver