I Have A Divine Tree In My Heart - Chapter 239
“Mr. Lin Yao, if you can defeat the other worlds that invade us and station the legion there, many of your restrictions will be removed.”
“To what extent?”
“Qin Xue and the others will be allowed to stay outside so long as you don’t bring them into the army camp. No one will be able to tell on you about some minor issues… In addition, you will obtain a lot of resources if you trade or mine in the other worlds that you’ve conquered. All of this will be considered the personal property of your legion.”
After she said that, she paused for a moment before continuing. “Although the country wants to lead the people like it did in the past, times have changed and the changes are becoming increasingly drastic. I heard that there is a stronger existence than the heavenly king. If this is true, the country’s situation will change again. No matter what you plan to do, one can’t go wrong with possessing great power.”
Qin Ya’s words made Lin Yao go silent. It was only at this moment that he remembered that the Spirit Energy Revival had not happened that long ago. It had only been less than 100 years. At the same time, the Spirit Energy Revival had not reached its richest stage the moment it had emerged. Its revival had been a gradual process, thus giving the country time to pair its technology and weapons with it, gradually guide the people in the right direction, as well as maintain the law and order in society.
However, times had been changing. Whatever was happening now might not continue to happen in the future, especially with the presence of the dangerous mysterious land. In the event of terrible calamities, the situation of the country would change drastically. Under the circumstances, having power and authority was the best choice.
‘I’ll consider it planning for a rainy day. Although I’m uncomfortable with the military’s rules, they are not unbearable.’
Lin Yao only wanted more freedom, and entering the military was not completely unbearable.
After Qin Ya’s persuasion, Lin Yao’s choice eventually became biased toward the military. At the same time, the words ‘planning for a rainy day’ triggered the Light-Bulb Moment.
‘The country conducts numerous assessments for high-level geniuses. Even diamond geniuses have to go through an assessment period of six months. Logically speaking, legion commanders, who possess great powers, will need more time for the assessment. But now, the military sought me out to form a legion immediately after discovering my ability. Aren’t they too anxious?
‘I haven’t done anything too outrageous. This should be one of the reasons for the military’s immediate decision. Second, those who cultivate the holy light will become more inclined toward justice the stronger they become. This is probably also one of the military’s considerations.’
The various attributes of humans could affect their personality. This was more so as one’s cultivation level increased. After all, it was necessary for someone who was at the gold level or above to comprehend the profound meaning of their respective attributes. It was hard for a narrow-minded person to obtain the approval of the holy light. Only those with brightness in their heart would be able to master the profound meaning of light, which represented hope and justice. Therefore, everyone trusted those who could control light very much.
‘Aside from these two points, the country must be anxious because they have heard some news. They know that something serious is about to happen… I am planning for a rainy day, and so are they.’
After realizing that the situation might change, Lin Yao no longer had any doubts about his choice.
What the military could give Lin Yao was similar to what the night guard had offered. The only difference was that after approving Lin Yao as a legion commander, they would help Lin Yao train and groom his team members.
‘No, I can’t put it this way. They are not grooming my people. The country is grooming them personally, and most of their loyalty lies with the country. They are just obeying my orders normally. That’s also good. Anyway, I’m quite satisfied with the current Chinese government.’
After confirming the terms of the contract, to Lin Yao’s astonishment, they gave him a pleasant surprise.
“Mr. Lin Yao, are you sure you want your condition to be 10 billion yuan?”
“Do you still plan to invest the entire 10 billion yuan in the foundation to help children improve their lives?”
Lin Yao was not surprised that the military had learned about his intent to invest in charity, nor did he hide it. The foundation had been named after him.
“I won’t invest all of it. I will leave one or two billion yuan to buy training supplies.”
After getting Lin Yao’s confirmation, the few military representatives who had come nodded and then smiled gently at him. “After a discussion with our higher-ups, we have decided to increase your financial rewards to an initial amount of 30 billion yuan. If you spend most of the funds on the foundation and also meet our requirements, we will increase it further next time.”
The sudden increase in funds made Lin Yao feel like money had fallen into his lap. However, he soon realized that military investment was also government investment. To them, Lin Yao was not squandering his money but investing in charity. It all stayed in the family. Of course, they wouldn’t mind investing a little more.
“What are the requirements?”
“Within one year, you’ll need to clinch a place in the top 50 of the Hidden Dragons List or achieve a perfect advancement to a silver warlord.”
The king seedlings were expected to meet certain requirements no matter where they went. Lin Yao had no problem with this. Instead, he inquired about other things.
“What if I exceed your expectations?”
“We will naturally give you more. Before we came here, our higher-ups already agreed. If you make it to the top 50 of the Hidden Dragons List tomorrow, we will send you another 50 billion yuan tomorrow.”
“I’m noting down these words.”
All the names on the Hidden Dragons List belonged to silver warlords who mostly had diamond talent. They were deemed the ones with the strongest combat power at each level. The top 30 could even fight someone of a higher level. Although Lin Yao was confident, it was extremely difficult for a warlord to beat a silver warlord. After all, he would not be fighting an ordinary person but a top genius who was also at the diamond level.
Nevertheless, it was not impossible.
‘When the sacred tree upgrades and I advance slightly more, it will not be impossible for me to get into the top 50 of the Hidden Dragons List.’
Lin Yao’s eyes were shining brightly, filled with a strong fighting spirit. However, the visitors had a knowing look in their eyes as they faced each other. They didn’t feel that optimistic about Lin Yao regarding this.
The few parties who had offered Lin Yao king-seedling terms undoubtedly valued Lin Yao very much. However, one party thought highly of his attributes, and the other was optimistic about his potential of becoming a legion commander. Even in the past, these knowledgeable and well-informed forces had only been amazed by his rapid advancement speed and not his strength.
Although Lin Yao had been strong in the past, what he’d displayed was the strength expected of a diamond-level genius. His performance hadn’t been extraordinary.
“Okay, Mr. Lin Yao, the contract has been signed. At this stage, your focus is still on learning. However, we will increase some assessments along the way. At the same time, we have something to ask of you. Please refrain a little and avoid too much foppish behavior. You don’t need to remove your four personal assistants, but please don’t increase the number too much in the future.
“Oh, right. We would also like to ask Student Lin Yao to enroll in the China National Defense University during the college entrance examination.”
The restrictions that came with joining the military became obvious immediately. In the past, Lin Yao could have appeared to be arrogant and extravagant, but this had to change. He had to portray an amiable image and also study in a different school.
The military representatives even suggested that Lin Yao bring only one or two personal assistants with him on his future trips. It was too striking to move in groups of four.
In addition, they assigned Lin Yao a military liaison officer and a chauffeur. The chauffeur was a golden warlord who would also act as his bodyguard.
It was the military liaison officer who left Lin Yao, Yan Yu’er, and the others speechless.
“Hello, my name is Qi Qing. I would appreciate your guidance in the future.”
There was nothing wrong with the way the liaison officer introduced herself. Her expression was also very serious. What left Lin Yao and the rest speechless was that this was also a woman, and a beautiful woman at that.
While glancing at the young and valiant-looking Qi Qing, everyone had a strange expression on their face.
“Even the military has degenerated.”