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Excluding Fei Yuhan, everyone else looked at each other with mixed emotions. This surprised Roland. Without him realizing it, the a.s.sociation had already attained a degree of understanding towards his background and he other world.
It took a long while for Rock to calm down and speak, "The Dream World… d oes the name imply that the world can disappear at any moment, like a dream?"
"No, it is a name that I got used to calling because it is only through sleeping can I enter this world," Roland answered. "In the beginning, I thought it was merely a hallucination, like a dream. But after experiencing everything in here, I changed my thoughts about it. All of you can also a.s.sume my world to be a dream, and treat this world as reality. I believe that once my research on both sides regarding magic power makes progress, the connections between the two worlds will be elevated to a brand-new level."
From the corner of his eyes, he saw Fei Yuhan smile.
There was no longer a need to continue further, for everyone understood his words.
The barrier between the worlds was slowly dissipating.
Soon enough, everyone would be able to travel between the two worlds.
"But that has to be realized before we can progress further." An old man frowned and said, "The problem now is that we have no way to verify your words. Everything sounds too outrageous, so pardon me for being unable to trust you!"
Very quickly, people started echoing his sentiments. "Mr Roland, I have no intentions on denouncing you, but your understanding of the matter comes from the Oracle that betrayed the G.o.ds. Who knows what plans they have hidden behind our backs? The focus should be on information regarding the G.o.ds' essence, but as it happens, the information we have might have been altered due to the other party being afraid of getting caught by the G.o.ds. It is just too inconvincible."
"Isn't finding out what power the G.o.ds have the most important? For an existence to wield power capable of destroying the world, why haven't they done so? Who knows, it might be our reckless actions that incite the destruction of our world."
The moment a doubt was raised, more questions emerged in rapid succession.
"I feel that this entire issue is in a deadlock. According to the Oracle, if we stand by and do nothing, the world will be destroyed. But if we infiltrate G.o.d's domain and lose, it will still result in destruction. Here's the question, Mr Roland. Do you think that you have any chance in defeating the G.o.ds?"
"Everything was established by him. From the looks of it, why can't it be that the entire story was fabricated by this Hunter here, an excuse to strive for a higher status? Without a doubt, the conservative party is not without suspicion either."
"What are you trying to say? Don't forget that your celebrity is the most supportive of him!"
The discussion gradually turned hostile, while Roland remained silent and leaned against the bench with a teacup in hand as he observed the dispute.
He had long antic.i.p.ated this outcome.
In all fairness, he would have reacted in the same way if someone else had reported such a thing to him. Even the suspicions they had on him had reasons to them, for example—the reliability of the Oracle that betrayed the G.o.ds merely gave him clues instead of direct answers, or the possibility of changing their fates in the face of the G.o.ds. Roland had no answers to these questions, and afraid that he might never have the answers even after meeting the G.o.ds.
It was for this reason that he intentionally hid the news of Lan being the betrayer.
This way, the dispute would not fall onto Garcia's master at the very least.
Roland did not harbor much expectation towards the eventual result of the meeting.
People like Fei Yuhan, who held firm determination and made an all-out effort upon coming to a decision, were extremely rare.
They had already achieved what they sort out to do—reveal crisis to the Dream World.
After downing the tea in one mouthful, Roland turned and was about to inform Fei Yuhan on his plans to leave, only to discover that she had her right hand raised.
A dazzling silver light blossomed from her fingertips—
Before Roland had the opportunity to dissuade her, the light sliced the table before her in two!
The teacup that was sliced into two dropped to the ground and shattered out loud.
Everyone's eyes instantly turned towards her.
"Have all of you forgotten the original intent for the establishment of the Martialist a.s.sociation?"
Her voice was not loud, but had undoubtedly revealed her annoyance.
"For centuries, Awakened Beings have a.s.sembled together to resist Erosion, to protect this world from being devoured by the Fallen Evils! And what is the present reality Even more powerful enemies have emerged from the Erosion, and Prism City was overthrown in a blink of an eye with Defender Furious Flames dying while defending it. Even with Awakened Beings, we didn't even stand a chance. Yet in the face of this crisis, all of you are here discussing whether or not to believe in another world. Don't you find it laughable?"
"Miss Fei Yuhan, don't forget your place!" An old man erupted in range.
Rock stopped the man and asked in surprise, "Is this not important?"
Fei Yuhan replied without hesitation, "It's not, I only see one point—Martial Artists are unable to defeat Oracles, but Roland can. If we can't protect this world, we should be providing a.s.sistance to protect the people of this world! Please make no mistake about it, his explanation regarding magic power and the other world was merely to satisfy your curiosity and not an excuse for any of you to question!
"In other words, even if Roland is an ordinary man, as long as he is capable of killing the Oracles that us Martial Artists are helpless against, the a.s.sociation should do its best to support him and attach importance to him equal to one capable of protecting the world. That should be the objective of this meet— Otherwise, how do we have the cheek to proclaim ourselves as guardians of this world?
"And it is because the G.o.ds are difficult to defeat that we require the collaboration between both worlds. To fear the future and give up on forging ahead is simply the mentality of cowards, even if we know that defeat is the eventual outcome, we should do all we can to turn that around!
"I can understand that maybe some of you suspect that our point on 'martial artists being unable to kill an Oracle' does not hold; after all, only Zero and I were present at the scene at that time. But I welcome everyone to try—" At this point, the silver light covered Fei Yuhan's entire body, and her tone had sank a few degrees. "As long as anyone of you is able to injure me to that same degree in a one-on-one, I will retract my words. How is that?"
Her gaze swept across the entire crowd, eyes as sharp as blades. All the higher-ups, who were superior in terms of seniority in age or position to Fei Yuhan, were unable to provide a rejoinder.
"As expected of an elite of the new generation…" Rock suddenly laughed as he clapped his hands. "Indeed, I shouldn't be too hesitant over superfluous things and forgot about the true intention of the a.s.sociation. You are right, regardless of where Mr Roland comes from, there isn't any doubts regarding his contributions to the a.s.sociation— Be it being a role model as a newcomer or his capability in hunting Fallen Evils, he is definitely a great addition into rebuilding the a.s.sociation. Just this alone makes it wrong for us to have predisposing att.i.tudesand judge him with malice."
The Defender looked at the two, his voice filled with regret. "Ever since Prism City fell, I had a doubt whether humanity can continue surviving the Erosion crisis. Perhaps the situation is far worse than what I have antic.i.p.ated, but I believe that everyone can see the goal. As for the other world, we can slowly probe into it once we have resolved this crisis. What does everyone think?"
"This… might be the most suitable way to handle the issue."
"That's right, we should place priority in defeating the enemies from Erosion."
Approving voices gradually drowned out the voices of doubt.
After all, eliminating Erosion was the top priority for Martial Artists. And to overthrow this verdict, one had to first get past Fei Yuhan.
Anyone who understood the brutality and desperation in the ambush on the bridge clearly knew it was not the wisest choice to stand against them at such a time.
Even if they won, it was merely directed against her challenge.
Even the elder had no choice but to keep quiet.
Fei Yuhan retracted her Force of Nature and returned to her seat. She smiled at Roland. "See, I've accomplished what I promised."
Roland could not help but to cover his face; her methods were too reckless—although she was able to obtain a unanimous agreement temporarily, it had inevitably led to resentment. Roland knew that she understood this point; yet, she acted as though she did not care. "Why go to such an extent?"
"Because…" Fei Yuhan looked at her hands covered in bandages, her expression somewhat crestfallen. "This is the only areas where I can work harder in."