“Just look at the Imperium of True Human Beings. What state has the civilization of mankind ended up in under the government of the Immortal Cultivators?”
Compared to a moment ago, Tang Qianhe’s voice was hollow, peaceful, and unhurried. It sounded both like a brook and the roaring thunder that was piercing through the sphere barrier and dwarfing the noises when Li Yao and the Immortal Cultivators were raining their firepower on the sphere barrier crazily!
She seemed to be looking at three obstinate sinners from the high ground. With vague sadness on her face, she said, “You have all been deeply infected by Chaos, and you truly believe that you are the supreme creatures in the sea of stars, qualified to do whatever you want to the entire universe!
“You have been damaging the environment without restraint. You have been exploiting the resources and energy from the three thousand Sectors, pushing the universe to the brink of collapse time and time again!
“You haven’t learned your lesson from the war of ancient Cultivators forty thousand years ago, and the destruction of the Star Ocean Imperium ten thousand years ago failed to awaken you, too! Today, with the final battle between the Imperium and the Covenant Alliance drawing near, you are still putting up your futile resistance!
“Even though you have exploited so many resources and so much energy, your ravenousness can still not be satiated. You have conquered all living creatures in the three thousand Sectors, but then you are turning against your own kind!
“You are clearly the same human beings. Yet, you divide yourselves into all kinds of different groups. Citizens of the Curly Dragon Sector and citizens of the Martial Meritocrats Sector. Cultivators and Immortal Cultivators. Hominoids and true human beings. Men and women…
“A hundred thousand years! Nothing has changed for a hundred thousand years! Since the moment the fire of the civilization of mankind started burning, you have been killing, conquering, and enslaving each other under all kinds of banners, only to march to the abyss of doom together!
“Such a civilization is truly the most wicked of all. No, it is not qualified to be called a ‘civilization’; it is just a malignant tumor that Chaos made!
“The Imperium of True Human Beings, on the other hand, is the epitome of the wickedness. It is a hopeless tumor, a cancer of the universe!
“Living in such an evil world—soaked in lies, violence, slavery, murder, and betrayal since childhood—have you still not been awakened?”
“Bullsh*t! Bullsh*t! Bullsh*t!” Unable to break the defense after such a long time, Kou Ruhuo was more than infuriated. “You are just a puppet whose string is in Pangu’s hands. What makes you think you are qualified to comment on the Imperium of True Human Beings?”
“If we speak of puppets, everybody is a puppet.”
Even when she was making the harshest accusation, Tang Qianhe still showed no sign of anger whatsoever. She was now even more peaceful and undisturbed than before.
Her face seemed to have contracted a virus named ‘smile’.
Li Yao even doubted whether or not she had the ability to burst into fury.
“It’s true that we are the puppets of the divine Pangu Clan, and we feel delighted, proud, and peaceful about that!
“But what about you? Haven’t you, the self-proclaimed ‘true human beings’ who think that you boast ‘free will’, betrayed the divine Pangu Clan under the lead of Nuwa, only to end up being Chaos’ puppets?
“Wake up, my compatriots!”
Tang Qianhe raised her arms, with a thin layer of mist condensing in her eyes. “Stop dwelling in the incessant sins. Realize your real identity and destiny!
“Think about it. What life have we been living under the lies of the Imperium of True Human Beings?
“We have to receive the most rigorous training from the moment that we are born. Before we learn to talk, we have to learn to kill all kinds of cute creatures with a dagger! We may have to compete with each other in a cruel arena or even be thrown to a desolate planet to struggle on our own at the tender age of seven! In such cruel competitions, only the best one of ten thousand has the chance of awakening their spiritual root and being granted the identity of ‘true human being’!
“Even if you become a true human being, and you are qualified to enslave millions of hominoids, so what? Are you not mired in never-ending schemes, betrayals, ambushes, and internal strife? Do you not risk falling into the abyss from the peak with only a moment of carelessness? Would you not be stabbed by a poisonous dagger in the back when you are just taking a nap?
“Let’s just take the three of us for example. Is the Covenant Alliance to blame for what has become of us today? Was it the Covenant Alliance’s fault that we were exiled to the remote edge of the cosmos for exploration and even faced with the fate of being swallowed by the Black Wind Fleet?
“No. Not the Covenant Alliance, but the Imperium and the poisonous daggers from within our families!
“We are all sacrifices of schemes and internal strife, victims of greed and wickedness. The Imperium of True Human Beings, on the other hand, is the quintessence of arrogance, jealousy, fury, greed, and all the other sins in the history of mankind! Why are you still clinging to the evil Imperium, which is about to collapse when everything had come this far?”
“So, that’s the reason. You’ve surrendered to the Covenant Alliance because you are dissatisfied about losing the family competition. You b*tch!” Kou Ruhuo cursed!
Tang Qianhe sighed, with vague confusion popping up in her eyes, as if she found it difficult to understand why her barbaric compatriot still could not wake up. She shook her head and said, “Fellow Cultivator Kou, you’re wrong. From the moment that I saw my father being killed miserably right in front of my eyes, I have repented and returned from my lost journey. I saw the darkness of the Imperium of True Human Beings from the bottom of it!
“From that moment on, I realized what an absurd and evil lie I had been living in and how much pain the many sinuous viruses on my body had caused me!
“At first, I thought that the Imperium of True Human Beings was a special case and that there might be other civilizations of mankind that were better.
“However, after studying all the civilizations in the past, including the civilizations of the Cultivators that had long been destroyed, I discovered that self-destruction is an incurable disease that has leaked deep into our bones and soul. It is in our nature!
“The Imperium of True Human Beings, the Star Ocean Imperium, the civilizations of Cultivators, the civilizations of Immortal Cultivators, the civilizations of demons, the civilizations of ancient Cultivators… there is absolutely no difference; they were created for the sole purpose of disrupting the entire universe!
“Have you not been touched at all after visiting the ‘human being manufacture center’ in person?
“We are just puppets and tools. We are not qualified or capable to, nor should we, be the dominators of the sea of stars!
“We have established our so-called ‘civilizations’ by mimicking our masters clumsily when we are merely tools that are infected by viruses and have gone out of control. But we are just parrots. We can never understand the true meaning of ‘civilization’!
“The civilizations of human beings are like a high tower built by a three-year-old. Splendid as they appear to be, they do not have a solid foundation, and they are doomed to completely collapse one day! The higher the tower is, the larger the damage will be when it does collapse!”
“Even if the civilizations of mankind have been destroyed ten thousand times, it will not be destroyed again because the Immortal Cultivators are here!” Kou Ruhuo roared thunderously. “The Imperium of True Human Beings is the ultimate form of the civilization of mankind. We will certainly march forward, forward, until we reach the end of the sea of stars!”
“It’s impossible!” Tang Qianhe said casually. “Mankind is too hopeless to rescue ourselves. It’s like you can never pull yourself up from the ground by snatching your hair!
“Our civilization was implanted with a fatal virus when it was just born. It was created for exactly the purpose of messing up the universe. How can we expect to free ourselves from the sorry fate by ourselves?
“Only the divine Pangu Clan, our creator and the real controller of civilizations, can save us and the entire universe!
“Wake up, my compatriots. We’ve been out of control for too long. It’s time we cleanse all the sins on our body and return to the true rules, true peace, and true civilization!
“Join me in the shelter of the Path of Ultimate Benevolence. Let our Lord return to the universe and reestablish a glorious civilization again! That’s our ultimate destiny, which will grant us peace, happiness, and true immortality!”
“Ahhh!” Kou Ruhuo roared. The armor on his entire right arm stood up like a thorny fish that had suddenly exploded. His right arm looked almost five times thicker than before!
Colorful mystic rays entangled his right arm for a moment before they suddenly shot out and phantomized into almost a hundred whips of light in midair. In the deadliest arcs, they stabbed the same point on the sphere barrier almost at the same second!
Zi! Zi! Zi! Zi! Zi! Zi!
The sphere barrier was suddenly twisted, dimmed, and constricted!
Under the bombardment from Li Yao, Kou Ruhuo, and Su Changfa, it was about the decline and collapse!
Uneasiness flashed on Tang Qianhe’s face.
However, her pupils suddenly narrowed, as if it were a taboo to reveal negative emotions like that and she had been warned by something invisible deep inside her brain. Her nervousness was soon covered by hollow peacefulness again.
“Fellow Cultivator Li—”
This time, Tang Qianhe turned her eyes that were full of pity and sense of purpose to Li Yao, while she smiled and said, “The two of them have been hopelessly poisoned. There’s nothing we can do except dispose of them.
“But you are different. You have only just been fooled by the lies of the Imperium of True Human Beings. You are still savable!”
Li Yao was dazed for a moment. “No, thanks. I’m feeling pretty good about myself. I don’t think that I need anybody to save me. Thank you, though!”
“No, you are not good at all. You have no idea how many sins have occupied your body, and you haven’t realized how blatant the lies of the Imperium of True Human Beings are!”
Tang Qianhe slightly raised her voice. For her, it was perhaps the most violent way to express her feelings. “Do not believe anything that they have been brainwashing you with in the past two days! Not only did they inculcate cr*p like the rise of ‘Blackstar the Great’ into your brain, they also never dared tell you the most critical facts!
“The Covenant Alliance was never destroyed by the Imperium. Instead, it is rising unstoppably despite the merciless strikes of the evil Imperium!
“Today, the Covenant Alliance has conquered a fairly large part of the sea of stars. Also, it has extended the tentacles into the Imperium of True Human Beings’ rotten, degenerative body! Many citizens of the Imperium, including myself, have realized our real destiny and conformed to the Path of Ultimate Benevolence. We have returned from the wilderness!
“Today, the Imperium is nothing more than a shaking, setting sun that is walking toward its inevitable doom!”