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Chapter 632: A Devil Saint’s Ambition
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After Golden River finished sending the golden sand, it did not disappear immediately, but instead floated in the air, as if waiting for something.
The River G.o.d of the Sky River had clearly heard the conversation between Vigilante A and that Poisonous Snake.
This was the might of a powerful being. As long as they were not deliberately blocked, they would always have an informational advantage.
“The profits are quite good this time. I’ll be nice if there are a few more.” The System was very pleased.
“Look, your three views (TN: World view, views on life, and values) are twisted again. Who would actually long for thieves? Won’t the common people suffer first when the thief comes? Without my supervision, you grow crooked in minutes.” Fang Ning reprimanded.
“Eh… I feel like my Chivalry Points seemed to have dropped a little after what you said. d.a.m.n it, looks like I really can’t just shoot my mouth off in the future.” Sir System said resentfully.
“That’s more like it. Looks like the System Rules are still reliable.” Fang Ning was relieved.
“Hey, that guy already gave you a gift, so why aren’t you going yet? Mr. Rich Boss, go and drive him away. Don’t hold up my practice time.” After receiving the gift, Sir System immediately turned against him.
“I’d like to have a little face and be more polite.” Fang Ning was extremely speechless.
System Notification: [The System is ending seizing status.]
“Throwing the body to me when you don’t get any profits,” grumbled Fang Ning. Then, he turned to Golden River and asked, “Senior River G.o.d, is there anything else you want to say?”
“Ah, there is something. I heard the Poisonous Rainbow Snake mention that ‘the Sun is going to be extinguished’. Does the Venerable One know the reason for that?” Golden River said slowly.
“Well, I’m also aware of that matter. When the Great Wall Summit was held, Cloud Fog City found that there were illumination problems in many lands growing precious herbs. They’re switching to artificial illumination now. It seems like there’s really a problem with the Sun, but who has the ability to interfere with the Sun’s movement?” Fang Ning was very confused.
“Oh, so the Venerable One doesn’t know. I’ve traveled around the world, so I know a thing or two.” Golden River suddenly said.
“Please speak, Senior.”
“I suspect it has something to do with Great Saint Zhi Nan.” Golden River simply said this sentence.
“Oh, I see. He really does have the capabilities, but why would he want to mess with the Sun? Does he want to destroy mankind? I remember he made a Paradise Realm before and wanted the humans to give up their bodies and live in his Paradise.” Fang Ning ruminated.
“This is just my speculation. The Great Saint Zhi Nan was born into the royal family of an oasis Kingdom. Thanks to the protection of the G.o.ddess that secretly loved him, the weather was favorable. As a result, the population flourished too much and the environment worsened. In the end, the river disappeared, and the G.o.ddess also withered away. Since then, he’s been obsessed with reducing the population. He believes that it’s the greatest evil is the many scores of people that walk the earth. I’m afraid the reason he’s messing with the Sun is to control the increase of Earth’s population.” The River G.o.d speculated.
The Sky River flowed through the entire Upper Realm. This River G.o.d’s insight was indeed extensive. He could easily dig out Zhi Nan’s dark history.
Fang Ning also knew this gossip about Zhi Nan. He heard that from the Bodhisattva Spirit King, who was also Zhi Nan’s old friend.
For the River G.o.d to be able to easily say all this out, he really was well-informed.
“Hm, it looks like this obsession of Zhi Nan is very deep-rooted.” Fang Ning was deeply shocked. He finally realized how dreadful a true Devil’s obsession was.
Most ordinary people’s obsessions could only be reduced to jokes because they could not be achieved. Most of them were just delusions.
Such as one’s first love, or one’s past regrets.
However, this true Devil’s obsession was different. It had the ability, the ambition, the time to finish it bit by bit, unyielding patience, and a far-reaching vision.
“Why didn’t he directly exterminate the world earlier? He even made a Paradise Realm. That’s not typical of a Devil.” Fang Ning questioned.
“I don’t know the answer to that question either. Perhaps he still has some mercy? After all, he’s been a monk for some time before.” Golden River replied.
Fang Ning thought of the existence of the other ‘Zhi Nan’, and nodded silently.
It seems like this Great Devil Saint was harder to read than expected.
“I see, do you know what he’s doing now?” Fang Ning asked.
“I’ve seen a piece of news recently saying some of his subordinates are currently working with a few American scientists on a new energy project. It sounded like it had something to do with the Sun, and that new results would be produced in three months.”
The River G.o.d once again revealed a piece of serious news. His work of logistics support was watertight.
“Oh, it seems like his idea of messing with the Sun isn’t to let the Sun die directly, but has another meaning. It should be the same as before. He wants to greatly reduce the population, but he doesn’t want the complete extinction of mankind. He really is a vicious and contradictory Devil…” Fang Ning was deeply touched.
“Hm, probably so. However, this method of his is the mortal enemy of all path of G.o.dhood pract.i.tioners. No matter if it’s me, the Bodhisattva Spirit King, or Mahabrahma, who has gone against the Venerable One time and time again, none of us will allow him to continue doing so.” Golden River lightly said.
“Uh, who exactly is that Mahabrahma? With Senior River G.o.d’s knowledge, you should know all about him.”
“Of course I know about him. However, now is not the right time to tell the Venerable One about the details, lest changes occur.” Golden River suddenly stopped at the climax.
“I don’t understand. What does this birdbrain mean by ‘now is not the right time’?” Sir System suddenly interrupted.
“Eh, you’re the birdbrain. What he means is that it’s not the time for him to clash with Mahabrahma yet. When it’s time to clash, then it’s the ‘right time’. Since he’ll need our help to suppress him, he’ll naturally tell us everything about him, just like the times we eliminated Devils in the past.” Fang Ning said casually.
“So that’s it. Mr. Rich Boss is still the smartest. An honest System like me doesn’t understand all these twists and turns.” The System was very gloomy.
“Please rest a.s.sured, Senior River G.o.d. I have always taken it as my duty to save the people, so I definitely won’t let him harm living beings like that.” Fang Ning said righteously.
Sir System used this to fool the people daily, so much so that even Fang Ning started to believe in it…
“Haha, the Venerable One has always been eager for justice and righteousness. I deeply admire you for it. If you need me, I’ll definitely be on call. Although my magical energy is lacking, I am somewhat competent in getting wind and rain whenever I want (TN: An idiom meaning being able to get whatever one wants).” Golden River’s tone was humble.
“Hey, what would I need wind or rain for? Just give me more of that golden sand instead.” Sir System said gloomily.
“It’s a figure of speech, dumb*ss.” Fang Ning was extremely speechless.
Fang Ning could not be bothered with this stupid System, so he said to Golden River, “In that case, I’ll pay attention to this matter later.”
“Yes, thank you, Venerable One. I shan’t bother your rest anymore. Farewell, farewell.” Saying this, the River G.o.d slowly disappeared before Fang Ning’s eyes.
“Eh, the more I listen, the more I feel like he’s not an Upper Realm River G.o.d, but the Mountain G.o.d boss from Journey to the West…” The System said disdainfully.
“Eh, you don’t understand. That’s how smart he is. This River G.o.d of the Sky River has profound experience and knowledge of the world, and has a good understanding of Vigilante A’s behavioral patterns. He knows we don’t flatter the people above and don’t bully the people below. Therefore, if he conceals himself and appears small, then it’ll be better for us to be cannon fodder. If he acts high and mighty like a G.o.d from the Upper World, do you think we’ll just ignore him?” Fang Ning explained patiently.
“Yeah, as long as he gives us more golden sand and the tasks he commissions aren’t to commit evil, he’s just being sn.o.bbish. I don’t give a d.a.m.n…” The System said firmly.
“G.o.dd.a.m.n, I forgot that you’re really shameless…” Fang Ning was extremely speechless, “Don’t show that nature of yours every day, you’ll end up corrupting Vigilante A’s public persona. You’ll be losing the forest for the trees then. At that time, would there still be so many people who trust us, is willing to help us and let us collect heads? Take that Long San for example, if you make a pretense of selling your soul for gain, how would he offer ambergris free of charge in exchange for our protection? It’s bound to take more twists and turns.”
“Hm, the wise Host makes a very reasonable point. I get it, I’ll pay attention.” The System said insincerely.
“d.a.m.n it, don’t just say those two words.” Fang Ning was extremely speechless.
“I’m saying this to express my admiration for you. The words of the ‘wise Host’ are the famous words of a sage. It’s something that can’t be found on the Internet. I really do admire you.” The System said with conviction.”
“I can’t be bothered with you. I’ve run about an entire day and I’m tired now, so you’re dismissed, Little System.” Fang Ning turned and entered the System s.p.a.ce, leaving the body to Sir System to control.
“d.a.m.n it, you’re scolding me again.” The System gloomily took over Fang Ning’s body, and then righteously went over to practice.