Chapter 587 – Slavery!
Translated by: Kun
Edited by: ZNC
“Only citizens possess the right to copulate and build families. 5th-grade commoners and slaves have no rights. They must bow when they see citizens. Slaves must kneel.”
“The official language will be Chinese. Anyone found conversing in other languages in public areas will be punished accordingly. Citizens will be downgraded, and 5th-grade commoners will become slaves. Slaves will be put to death.” Yue Zhong swept his gaze coldly across the field, announcing this cruel and harsh rule.
Li Ying stood beside Yue Zhong and translated for everyone present.
“I have something to say!” At this time, a Chinese survivor stepped up, speaking in a self-righteous manner: “Yue Zhong, it is an era of human rights. By implementing slavery, it’s going against the very fiber of society. The best method is to establish a democracy now and allow us citizens to select our own leaders. We mixed-Chinese will forever remember your favor.”
“That’s right!! Yue Zhong, indeed, you have saved us, and for that, we’re grateful. However, if you want to implement this slave system, what joke are you trying to pull? We want our rights and freedom!!”
“Democracy!! We Chinese must have a position on the council, Yue Zhong. As long as you establish one, and allow us to be members, we will support you fully!!!” The weak-minded Chinese began calling for blood and got excited.
Under their agitation, some of the locals also began to stir.
Yue Zhong eyed these people coolly, they had been reluctant to fight against the locals for their lives, yet were willing to challenge their own race for their own benefits, and he laughed coldly, with a billowing killing intent: “Are you done?”
Seeing that cold smile and feeling his killing intent, the mixed-Chinese felt a chill in their hearts, and immediately clammed up.
Yue Zhong waved his hand: “Since you’re done, it’s time for you to be on your way!”
Li Guang Ming and Li Ying swiftly brought men and rounded up those who called out the loudest.
“What are you doing? Release me!! I’m Chinese, you hear, your fellow countrymen!! You can’t do this!”
“What are you doing?!”
“No! No!!” Those that were dragged out began to cry for help.
Yue Zhong looked at them coolly, and spoke: “Fools! Here, my word is law. My words shall be obeyed, and those who disobey, will only have one outcome. Death!! Execute them!!”
Li Ying brought the members of the Youth Corp and eyed those troublemakers coldly. They held guns to their heads and pulled the triggers.
A number of corpses crumpled to the floor.
When they witnessed this, fear flashed past the faces of the mixed-Chinese survivors. They had dared to cause unrest because they had assumed Yue Zhong was a fellow Chinese and would not kill them. They never thought that he would snap and kill them like livestock without batting an eyelid. This resulted in a renewed respect and fear towards him.
Yue Zhong then turned his attention to the locals: “Some of you slaves had dared to move earlier. Kill those who moved, including their entire families! Drag them out and execute them now!”
Li Ying and Lin Guang Ming turned towards the locals.
The locals immediately surrounded Li Ying and Lin Guang Ming tightly, sealing their movements. They were evidently more united than the Chinese.
Yue Zhong looked at them and ordered: “Kill those who resist! Open fire!!”
10 light machine guns who were already aimed at the locals immediately fired, and a rain of bullets fell upon the locals.
As the bullets fell, a number of them were punched full of holes, with blood splattering everywhere. Those who had tried to block Li Ying and the rest immediately fell in pools of their own blood, groaning in agony.
The subordinates then stepped forward and used their blades to end the lives of those locals. The rest of them shivered uncontrollably, and eyed Yue Zhong on the stage, while their faces drained of color.
“Let me make myself clear for the last time. Those who disobey will face death.” He eyed them all coldly, before continuing: “Those who perform well and gain merit, will have the chance to be rewarded.”
“If you want to be a 1st-grade citizen, killing the enemy is the fastest way. For each enemy killed, you will gain one merit point. 5th-grade citizens require 2 merit points to upgrade to a 4th grade. Each grade is the same. Therefore. A 5th-grade slave will have to kill 40 enemies to convert to a 5th-grade citizen. 5th-grade commoners will have to kill 20 to become a 5th-grade citizen to be able to have access to mates and ensure your family line. Before exchanging your points to become a citizen, 1 merit point can be exchanged for one-time copulation.”
“Resources will be handed based on your classification as well.”
Yue Zhong then said indifferently: “I’m now giving you a chance to turn your lives and situation around. I’m selecting 20 soldiers from the commoners, and 50 soldiers from the slaves. Those who want to change their destinies, go report to Li Ying and Lin Guang Ming.”
A young Chinese immediately charged over to Lin Guang Ming and exclaimed loudly: “Me!! I’m willing to be a soldier and kill our enemies!!”
“Me, me! I used to be a farmer, I have strength!!”
“I’m a carpenter, my body is sturdy…” After hearing what Yue Zhong said, a number of Chinese survivors who initially had no interest in joining the army immediately volunteered. They surrounded the subordinates of Yue Zhong as they knew that it was truly a chance to turn their fates around. If they missed it, they would have to live like ants, without any capacity for pride.
Yue Zhong’s words were translated by Li Ying for the locals, and they scrambled to be picked as well.
Yue Zhong then ordered: “Li Jing Ren, bring some people to teach the rest Chinese.”
Seeing that Yue Zhong had conquered the base, Li Jing Ren and the rest decided to stay, after all, there were zombies and Mutant Beasts out there, and without food or water, they wouldn’t survive beyond a week.
Li Jing Ren responded by bowing, and replying respectfully: “Yes! Boss Yue!!”
After settling things down, Yue Zhong came to a luxurious spring nearby and got in.
His entire body was submerged in the hot water and felt his blood circulating. He let out a long breath, before whisking out the Type 4 Mutant Sea Snake blood essence, and swallowing it.
The moment he gobbled it, it turned into hot currents of energy that looked like snakes, and they began transforming his body from within.
It was fortunate that his Endurance was extremely high, and hence could withstand the might of that blood essence. A normal person might explode from the forceful energy. The energy kept on rushing within his body, as it was slowly absorbed and converted into his own strength.
“Congratulations on gaining 15 Strength, 5 Spirit, and 10 Endurance points in enhancement.”
When his body finished absorbing the huge amount of energy, a sound of notification resounded in his mind.
He then threw the blood essence of the Type 4 Sea Jellyfish into his mouth as well, without hesitating.
The moment the blood essence went into his body, it turned into powerful balls of lightning energy and exploded within him, as though they were trying to tear his body apart. Lightning charges could be seen emitting from his body from an onlooker viewpoint.
Under its constant explosion, Yue Zhong felt like his insides were being pricked constantly, as though numerous blades were slicing through him. The pain was almost unbearable. His cells were being blasted apart, before mending themselves quickly with the lightning-based energy, strengthening him.
“Congratulations on gaining 15 Spirit, and 10 Endurance points in enhancement.”
“Hu! My strength has increased again!” After fully absorbing that huge amount of energy, Yue Zhong slowly opened his eyes and smiled faintly.
When one’s strength reached this stage, it was incredibly difficult to push to the next threshold. Killing multiple Type 3 Mutant Beasts might not work as well. Only by killing those Type 4 Mutant Beasts would allow him to level normally. However, every single one of those behemoths was extremely powerful. Even he did not have full confidence in dealing with them. Swallowing the 2 Type 4 blood essence had boosted his power a lot.
Early the next day, Yue Zhong brought Li Ying and his troops, as well as Lin Guang Ming’s troops, and launched an assault on a nearby establishment that had about a 1,000 people.
With White Bones joining the fray, it easily killed about a dozen locals, wiping out the Enhancers amongst them. The rest of the locals immediately collapsed and surrendered to Yue Zhong.
After killing yet another 400 locals who had participated in the killing of Chinese, he continued to sweep through the nearby bases and factions, thoroughly swallowing them up and bringing them under his control.
At the same time, out at sea, Zhao Tian Gang had managed to radio for reinforcements, and the Shizuoka Prefecture had deployed Bai Xiao Sheng as well as 40 Evolvers to assist Yue Zhong.
With this deployment, Yue Zhong became even more relaxed. Every single one of them had the strength to face an armed force of over 100. With them here, Yue Zhong could easily move out in all 4 directions to sweep through the establishments, crushing them all entirely, and bringing the resources back.
By the end of 10 days, they had amassed a group of 7,000 locals, 3,000 Chinese, and they began to start anew. In fact, the total number of locals had numbered over 20,000 initially, but over 13,000 of them had participated in depraved acts as well as the slaughter of Chinese. Yue Zhong thus decided to kill them all.
At the same time, he managed to gather about 400 Chinese soldiers, of which, there were about 130 children who were still young that formed the Youth Corp, and were fiercely loyal to him.