Civilization: Beyond Two Worlds - Chapter 452
452 You’re Very Courageous?
Kang De was stunned when he heard this, “What do you mean?”
Tina flipped to dozens of pages and slowly read, “The Grevind Swarm is a classic hive consciousness, also known as gestalt intelligence. A large number of individuals don’t have free will and are controlled by the unified nest consciousness. It’s a huge, focused, and pure mental body. The supreme and only will can ensure that the entire race will always reproduce, produce, and fight in an efficient manner and won’t be affected by the setback of the local war.”
“Although this terrifying race is terrifying, there’s no absolute perfection in the world. This huge advantage also hides a fatal flaw. Generally speaking, the best method to resist the gestalt intelligence is always the beheading tactic. As long as we bypass the huge swarm and eliminate the mother nest’s consciousness, the entire swarm will be reduced to ashes.”
This was the general outline of the annihilation method. It was the guiding thought of completely defeating the Grevind Swarm.
The dozen or so plans introduced all revolved around this.
Tina flipped to the end.
“I have to admit that although the above various plans are effective and require a large number of material resources and soldiers, it’s the ultimate confrontation of the relatively weak flesh and blood race against this invading mutant. We used our intelligence, magic, and will to defeat the descending enemy, and we have to pay a huge price for this. The world has never been fair. There’s a race with an overwhelming advantage against such a gestalt intelligence race.”
“They also relied on this advantage to protect living beings and become overlords in the natural disaster that swept through the physical world in the ancient era. Although I despise their exaggerated actions of claiming to be descendants of the Dragon of Time and Space, the dragons have indeed had the talent to make the elves envious to survive as an ancient species.”
“As a top predator of the primordial era, the bloodline of a dragon will naturally have a suppressive effect on most species of the second era. This suppressive behavior that requires generations of evolution, source theory, and spiritual theory to explain can be summarized in two simple and easy-to-understand words, and that’s Dragon’s Might.”
“The insects based on the Gestalt model strictly abide by class theory. Their behavior and habits are completely in line with social biology. The creators of such creatures intend to create a selfless and loyal servant population to complete the production mission and war mission, so they set an insurmountable strict class.”
“It succeeded and obtained workers who would never slack off and complain. It also had fearless soldiers that all generals dream of. However, it neglected something. Although low-level insects and beasts that strictly adhere to the hierarchy will definitely not resist the commander and the highest leader of the higher-ups, they will also submit to the ancient and powerful will of other races. The insects created from insects of the next era can’t resist the will of the ancient races.”
“The Dragon’s Might can immediately make the insects in a certain range lose control. The dragon disdains to think of a way to control these small and dirty insects, but just the Dragon’s Might is enough to defeat the nest.”
“Coupled with the dragon language magic and mental strength techniques, the dragons invaded in the opposite direction through the mental connection of a large number of insects. They directly bombarded the consciousness of the nest with the terrifying Dragon’s Might and deep soul power. The spiritual pressure from the ancient creatures is enough to turn every nest consciousness into nothingness in fear.”
“This completely changed the situation of the battle. The creator of the swarm realized that defeat was approaching. It ordered its queens to immediately break the mental connection when they sensed the dragon’s attack to prevent the dragons from succeeding again. On the other hand, it hid in the secret fortress and tried to resolve this fatal flaw from the source.”
“We didn’t give it a second chance.”
“Since the enemy is already wary of the dragon, an unexpected surprise attack is the best tactic.”
“Binding, tactical deception, feint attack, and game. After a series of strategic arrangements, in the end, we pretended to fall into a trap. The dragons were all restrained and diverted, attracting a large number of insects to invade. On the battlefield without the dragons, we used secret weapons. A hero who was not a dragon used a mysterious secret technique to extract and solidify the dragon’s Dragon’s Might and used dragon language magic to blast this Dragon’s Might into the Gestalt of the insects…”
Tina read this and her stunned tone stopped.
She turned to look at Kang De.
Kang De also revealed a surprised expression.
They had experienced it together and kept many secrets together.
The secret of the Holy Seal Islands, his experience there, the warning of the crimson scroll, and the Knighting Ceremony.
When they first met on the island, in order to avoid the misunderstanding from continuing, Tina used the Knighting Ceremony on Kang De.
The ancient hero inheritance and the blessing of the Seven Heroes bloodline allowed the subject to obtain the blessing and strength of an ancient hero or even a god. Moreover, they had a few additional benefits, one of which was the ability to communicate.
At that time, Tina had made this decision because she had a mission and had to go to the Empire to ask for help. She could not be inexplicably killed on the island by Kang De because of a misunderstanding. The communication ability attached to the Knighting Ceremony was the most important. As for the hero’s blessing, it could only be wasted. After all, how could there be a holy altar for heroes on a forbidden island that was alone overseas and abandoned by the gods?
Those animals brought the unconscious Kang De to an ancient place.
Tina, who followed, saw the suffocating holy altar. It was engraved with all light, holiness, and order, and it also sealed all darkness, evil, and chaos. Even someone as knowledgeable as her could not recognize the dense ancient words and could only barely read the holy name enshrined in this altar.
She knew what the ability of the Fire Thief was.
Kang De had told her.
Extraction and use.
—Anything was fine.
The two of them looked at each other.
For a moment, it was boring. Tina’s body did not soften, and Kang De’s body did not smell good.
In a certain aspect, Kang De and Tina were indeed very husband and wife.
Now, they were all extremely suspicious.
Tina immediately turned around and flipped through the books. Was this a conspiracy? She wondered if Kang De’s identity as the Fire Thief had been leaked. Was this targeted hint deliberate?
After all, the latter part was very suspicious. It listed more than ten solutions. They either wanted the supreme divine artifact of the Titan, the spiritual array of the Golden Age of the Twilight Dynasty, hundreds of spellbreakers that specialized in mental attacks, or the earth wonder-level magic weapons of the ancient era… In short, none of them was something the current Goethe could afford and take out.
After these exaggerated plans, she secretly said.
Dragon’s Might was fine too.
It did not matter if he was not a dragon.
It was fine if it was the Fire Thief.
Moreover, there happened to be a dragon coming to discuss business in Red Maple City.
Kang De coincidentally encountered the calamity of the ancient insects. He asked the elves for help and coincidentally discovered the ancient book that recorded this matter. The book coincidentally recorded all the habits and weaknesses of this insect. All solutions coincidentally could not be used. The only possible plan was coincidentally related to the dragon.
However, Kang De was even more coincidentally a Fire Thief, and there was a high-level dragon in the city.
With so many coincidences added together, it was definitely not a coincidence.
Tina sensed that something was wrong with her suspicious personality and the sharp intuition of a woman.
Kang De also felt that something was wrong.
D*mn, this was definitely not something Delilah could write!
She had to memorize some magic knowledge and even stammered when she memorized it. When it came to fighting, her eyes lit up. In terms of their martial technique background, she was eloquent when talking about war.
How could such a trash write such a thing in an hour or two? Not only was the data detailed and the content reliable, but the dozen or so methods to kill Big Bob were all f*cking spells, alchemy, and mental strength. If she wrote this, he would lick her a hundred times on the spot.
If not her, who else could it be…
Her weak brother who specialized in magic, the true Duke of Tiling, Tagris?
Kang De vaguely seemed to realize something, but in the next moment, he felt a burning gaze.
Looking up, Tina, who was in his arms, twisted her shockingly flexible waist and looked at him without moving.
Kang De revealed an innocent expression. “What’s wrong?”
Tina sighed imperceptibly and asked, “So, what should we do?”
Although the content of this book instinctively made her feel suspicious, this was indeed the only information clue related to how to resolve the locust plague. The other methods could not be used. Looking at the time, it was too late to go to the All-Seeing Tower or even the Empire to check… If she had to have an answer, she could only follow the route given in the book.
He did not expect to circle back to this. Even if he asked the elves, he had to get past the dragons.
Kang De thought for a moment and said, “Ask.”
The pretense he had put on in front of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council could not be maintained for long. France was now trembling in fear and waiting for him, Kang De, to visit. The other four countries were also watching. Big Bob would be temporarily suppressed, but the embarrassing permanent members were also permanent members and would not sit back and wait for death. Apart from guarding tightly and waiting for the situation to develop, the French would also take the corresponding action to take back the initiative.
For example, pressuring Comoros.
They even had designs on his family. At the very least, there was a reason to negotiate if anything happened.
They would not keep waiting for Kang De to knock on their door. Not only would Big Bob be impatient, but they would also be impatient. Moreover, as time passed, they would become more and more impatient. They would suspect that Kang De was showing them off and become even more manic because they could not guess the form of the attack.
The unknown was the most terrifying. Sooner or later, they would take action because of this.
The red line he drew for himself was ten hours.
With the cautious and slow efficiency of the large countries, the interference of the other four countries, the time to hesitate about the meeting, and the time for them to temporarily stop moving and make substantive decisions and successfully turn them into actions… In theory, France would not do much in these ten hours.
This was the time Kang De could buy.
Of course, this was essentially a gamble.
He bet that the French’s attitude could temporarily affect Big Bob.
He bet that the other four countries could temporarily persuade the French to calm down.
Once he lost the bet, Big Bob would launch an attack regardless of the situation or if anything happened to Comoros. As long as he handed the signal device to his father and the king to shine, Kang De would immediately return to Earth.
If the Goethe people were not ready… then so be it.
First, he would smash a mountain into the Atlantic Ocean. Then, he would order the various countries to immediately send troops to eliminate Big Bob and do their best to ensure the safety of his relatives and friends. Otherwise, everyone would split up and pick up the cap.
However, at this point, he could not stay on Earth anymore. He would disappear for a long time and occasionally randomly appear to ensure the safety of his family to the greatest extent. At that time, he could only live steadily in the other world for more than ten years and climb the technology tree from scratch. Then, he would return to his hometown with a hundred wives and a million lackeys to show off.
However, that was always the worst and last choice.
After reversing the time flow ratio, there would be nearly three days in the other world.
It sounded long, but that was not the case. This was because if he wanted to perfectly resolve Big Bob’s problem, he had to rely on the wisdom and strength of the other world this time. The mages of Goethe confirmed the plan, mobilized resources, and engraved scrolls. These all took time, and the enemy was tens of billions of locusts and Big Bob, whose trump card was still unknown.
Moreover, what the Goethe mages were confident in doing was stopping the locusts from attacking Moroni and defeating a huge number of them in the field. It was a question mark if they could think of a way to follow the clues and kill Big Bob.
Kang De’s gaze landed on the book.
In comparison, the train of thought provided by this book was even more useful. The previous description of the weakness and characteristics of the locusts could greatly speed up the scientific research process of the Goethe mages, saving many detours. After experimenting and confirming the relevant data, they could invest in production and preparation.
The method to completely eliminate Big Bob… sounded very feasible.
Kang De took a deep breath. “I’ve decided to try.”
There was no other good way.
Tina lowered her eyes and felt a little bitter. This book was given by the elves and the Phoenix King, Delilah. Kang De actually did not doubt the authenticity of these contents. Did he believe her so much?
She felt sour and a little uneasy, but she could not show it. She could tell that this matter was very important, or Kang De would not have come to Goethe to ask for help.
The princess was silent for a moment before saying in a low voice, “Could it be a trap…”
Kang De touched his chin and said, “I don’t think so.”
Tina’s eyes darkened.
Then, she heard Kang De analyze seriously, “Firstly, the elves know their limits. If they want to harm me, the misdirection in the book will definitely scheme against me in one go. There can’t be any accidents. Otherwise, the revenge I’ll immediately take is something they can’t endure. They should know in their hearts. You’ve seen it too. Such a book can’t be written by just any Tom, Dick, or Harry. With such wisdom, they’ll definitely be careful.”
“Secondly, although the content recorded in the book is unknown, the dragons have indeed participated in such a war. Moreover, there’s most likely such a secret technique and news. I only need to ask indirectly to know if this is true and feasible from the dragons.”
Kang De muttered to himself and nodded repeatedly, “Yes, that’s it. Even if the elves want to set a trap to mislead and kill me, they won’t have the time to make a statement to the dragons in just an hour or two, let alone fabricate a flawless lie and send it to the dragons of Red Maple City…”
Tina looked at Kang De in a daze. The haze in her eyes gradually disappeared, and she suddenly burst out laughing.
Kang De tilted his head and said, “Hmm?”
Tina turned around and twisted her waist. She stretched out her arms and hugged Kang De’s neck. She kissed his face and smiled, “I indeed like Kang De’s flaws too.”
Kang De said with a change in expression, “What? I actually have flaws in your eyes?”
Although the situation on Earth was relatively urgent, at this point, there were not many things he could do. He could only wait for the Goethe people to take out a complete plan and support. It was useless to be anxious. Instead, it would affect his mental state and condition. It was good to take the opportunity to relax.
Tina hugged his neck and sat in his arms, smiling like a flower. There seemed to be starlight in her blue eyes. She looked at Kang De and nodded. “Yes, there’s a flaw. You attract strange people to you.”
Kang De glared at him and said, “How can you slander others for no reason? How are goblins strange? How are robots strange? Racial discrimination is unacceptable…”
Tina snorted and pinched Kang De’s nose, then smiled and rubbed his face.
After being intimate for a few minutes, she blushed and said softly, “The method recorded in the book is to extract and solidify the Dragon’s Might. Then, use dragon magic to cooperate and blast it into the consciousness of the nest of the swarm… Will it work?”
Kang De hugged the delicate body in his arms and pressed against Tina’s pink face. The tip of his nose sank into her dazzling golden hair. He smelled the soft sound of a flower and gently touched Tina’s waist. He said in a low voice, “Try it.”
The princess sighed.
“What’s wrong?” Kang De asked.
“If only I could find a way to help you…” The girl replied softly.
Kang De first imagined the scene of a group of mages breaking through the air and pulling Big Bob out to eat feces in the latrine. He also thought of the white fog world that was enough to kill all living beings.
How was that possible?
He shook his head.
Twenty minutes later, Kang De saw Dragon Girl Lily.
Ever since that night, he had not seen this Dragon Lady much. She still had an indifferent expression. Her white-blond hair fell softly, and her mysterious color was eye-catching. Her cold face was as proud as a dragon as if she was indifferent to everything in the world. She held a notebook in her hand and wrote with extremely fast hand speed.
“Why are you looking for me?”
She said without looking up.
The venue of the meeting was a garden. There was flower tea brewing on the table with candy and pastries. Kang De and the Dragon Girl sat facing each other. Lily lowered her head and wrote quickly. Behind her was a sea of flowers. Kang De felt that she needed a pair of literary girl-like glasses and a double braid.
It had to be said that the most memorable thing about this Dragon Lady was her shocking dress that night. She was shockingly white and shockingly beautiful.
However, he had asked the Dragon Girl out today to do serious business.
The method in the elf book.
He extracted the Dragon’s Might and used dragon language magic to attack in a direction, blasting Big Bob’s head.
This required the help and cooperation of the dragon.
However, how should he speak?
Tell the truth? He had to be careful. After all, the dragons had changed their minds. The fake competition had become a real battle. If they knew that he was going to find an unknown place to resolve his trouble… he was afraid that something would happen.
How should he speak?
At this moment, the Dragon Girl seemed to have thought of something and looked up at him. “Oh, for that strange stockings, I found on your bed? The size and smell don’t look like yours. It should be Princess Tina’s, right? Did she accidentally lose it there, or was it specially left for you?”
Kang De said with a change in expression, “I don’t know what you’re talking about!”
Dragon Girl only looked at him quietly.
At this moment, Kang De wanted to take out the video on his phone and let this Dragon Girl know what the first recorded coercion incident in the history of the other world was.
—Speaking of which, it was indeed very big. He had to take it out to take a look when he had nothing to do these few days.
In the end, he suppressed this thought and said, “I asked you out today mainly to ask you a few questions. Look, the battle is imminent, but I actually know nothing about the strength and dignity of the dragons. This is not only underestimating the enemy but also disrespecting the dragons. This is not good. I think I have to understand…”
The Dragon Girl looked at him a few times, her eyes calm. It was unknown what she was thinking.
Kang De said sincerely, “You’ll give me some pointers?”
Lily said, “Oh, I understand. Your alchemical weapon is broken and is being repaired intensively. You’re also worried about our race’s change of heart and are worried that the outcome of the battle will be unpredictable, so you ran to me to ask. It’s best to check if we have any trump cards and what our combat strength is. Is that right?”
—If you think so, I’m much more relieved.
Kang De nodded repeatedly, “Yes, yes. After all, you’re dragons. You’re the incarnation of strength and are extremely powerful. How can I dare to underestimate you? Since we’re really going to fight, you have to give in and at least give me an information advantage…”
The Dragon Girl looked at him and said indifferently, “In other words, you’re asking me for the important military information about our race.”
Kang De immediately retorted, “You can’t say that…”
Before he could finish, Lily interrupted, “You know that I’m a member of the dragon race, and you killed our clansmen. The next battle between you and my race is very important. It can be said to determine the future relationship between Dragon Island and Goethe. Do you want me to help you cheat at this juncture? Don’t forget, I’m a dragon.”
Kang De probed, “…Then I’ll pay more?”
The Dragon Girl immediately said, “Deal.”
Kang De said with a subtle expression, “How much do you want?”
He was already prepared for the other party to ask for an exorbitant price—forget it, in any case, the French would pay.
“I’ll pay according to the consultation time and content.” Dragon Girl was very professional, “What do you want to know?”
“About the way the dragons fight, their characteristics, and some racial talent,” Kang De said seriously. “For example, when talking about novels about dragons, my first impression is Dragon’s Might…”
The Dragon Girl blinked. “Is that so? Isn’t it the handsome or ordinary Dragoon who used another dragon spear to deal with those stupid, naive, and innocent female dragons?”
—It seems that the other world has to purify the publishing environment too!
Kang De said angrily, “If I want to fight a dragon, why should I understand such a thing? Of course, it depends on my combat strength—for example, does Dragon’s Might exist?”
The Dragon Girl nodded and said, “Of course.”
“It’s the kind where the dragon body trembles and releases countless domineering aura, pressing down on ordinary small animals until their feces and urine flow, forcing ordinary experts to kneel on the ground, and pressing down on stronger experts to exclaim in shock at such a terrifying pressure?”
The Dragon Girl’s eyes lit up. “This scene is not bad.”
—What do you mean?
However, Kang De did not care about such a thing. He cared about the most important thing.
“Then the problem is, do you have this Dragon’s Might?”
Lily glanced at him as if he was an idiot. “…I’m a dragon too. Of course.”
“In that case…”
Kang De leaned over and said seriously, “You’re very brave, right?”