“That’s about enough.”
Seeing that the soldiers had all enhanced their strength in the duels, Fang Qiu stood up and said, “Climb out of the chasm with the rest of your strength.”
The crowd laughed.
Then, led by Fang Qiu, they passed through the underground maze and came to the bottom of the 3,000-meter-deep chasm.
“Now that you’ve all made a breakthrough in strength, you should be able to climb up. See this as another trial for your cultivation, if you will.”
Fang Qiu paused and added, “But, for the sake of everyone’s safety, I can take the 10 sets of 3,000-meter-long speedy-diving equipment up there first. When it’s all fixed, I’ll throw the ropes down to you guys.”
The soldiers were all eager to have a go at it.
Li Ji handed over the 10 sets of speedy-diving equipment to Fang Qiu.
Without hesitation, Fang Qiu directly flew 50 meters above the ground. Then, by stepping on the rock walls on both sides, he began leaping to the exit upward.
Soon, Fang Qiu dashed to the entrance of the cave, Fang Qiu set up the speedy-diving equipment and threw the ropes into the cave.
At the bottom of the chasm, soldiers of the special force tied the ropes around their waist as safety ropes and began to climb.
They had had a lot of climbing training in the army.
In their previous training, everyone learned how difficult rock climbing was, not to mention that they were now climbing up to a height of 3,000 meters.
However, just as everyone was ready to suffer hugely, they found that rock climbing had become easier.
As if they had become much lighter, with just a little bit of force, they would be able to lift their bodies up a lot.
Everyone was surprised at this new discovery.
All of a sudden, their climbing sped up.
It was not until this moment that they deeply felt their changes for the first time. For them, this kind of power was already incredibly mighty!
Now, every special-force soldier was confident to defeat 10 opponents at a time!
Of course, this was just pure force-wise.
If it was a one-on-one fight, each of them could at least deal with four at the same time!
It should be noted that although the martial art strength of the special force was not particularly strong, their fighting ability was no joking matter.
Before, they had not noticed it much. But as they started to learn about the changes in themselves, these soldiers also began to see more vividly the terrifying power that Fang Qiu had!
“How powerful is this mysterious drill master anyway?”
“Not only can he fly, but he can also go up to 3,000 meters with a little help of the counter force. My goodness!”
“The strength of this mysterious drill master is really creepy.”
“How I wish I had the strength of the mysterious drill master!”
“Judging by the current situation, the mysterious drill master won’t be able to knock down all of us by himself, will he?”
As they climbed, they talked to each other. The more they thought about it, the more suspicious they became.
It was in the desert.
A breeze gently crossed the field.
After the sky that had just been through the nighttime began to lighten up.
At the bottom of the giant hole left by the nuclear explosion, one by one, the 1,000 special-force soldiers climbed out of the side crack that led directly to the underground.
As soon as they came out, they all slumped to the ground.
After having the duels down there and climbing up the 3,000-meter-high rock wall, everyone was exhausted.
After a while, Li Ji came out of the pit after everyone else.
They took a short break. Then—
The battalion chief suddenly shouted.
The 1,000 soldiers immediately gathered and formed a square formation.
“First squadron, out of rank!”
After the assembling, the battalion chief called again.
The 99 soldiers of the first squadron walked out of the formation under the leadership of the vice-captain.
“As of this moment, this place will be considered a military restricted region. You all stay here and wait for orders,” the battalion chief commanded.
“Yes, sir!” The vice-captain of the first squadron immediately saluted and answered.
Clearly, the battalion chief knew that this place held a big secret. Although all the giant carnivorous lizards inside were dead now, no one knew if there were any more horrible things in it. So, he was going to report what had happened here. As for how to deal with this place, it was up to the senior officers to decide.
“The rest, go back to the camp!”
The battalion chief shouted and left with the other nine troops.
Fang Qiu and Li Ji walked side by side.
“There’s something I wanted to tell you when I got here,” said Li Ji.
“What’s it?” Fang Qiu asked.
“There’s information about the organization that you asked me to probe into,” said Li Ji with a frown.
Fang Qiu froze and then asked, “What information did you get?”
“Well, let’s go back first,” Li Ji deliberated for a moment and said.
Fang Qiu and Li Ji boarded the same helicopter that brought Li Ji there and returned to the base.
After arriving at the base, Fang Qiu and Li Ji entered the conference room.
“It’s really a huge surprise.”
Beaming brightly, Li Ji poured water for Fang Qiu while saying, “1,000 Martial Superiors. Although there are martial arts practitioners and Martial Superiors in the army, it took us a lot of effort to cultivate them. But you have just converted 1,000 people to Martial Superiors in one go!”
“The head of the preparation base will definitely be grateful for your help when he finds out.”
At his remark, Fang Qiu shook his head gently and said, “I’m lucky this time. It’ll be difficult to replicate this training in the future.”
“You’d better talk to the senior officers about this. I’m a nobody, not in charge of these things,” Li Ji said with a big smile.
Fang Qiu threw up his hands.
Li Ji’s smile faded.
He walked up to Fang Qiu and handed him the freshly poured hot water. Then he immediately became serious. He sat on the sofa, looked at Fang Qiu quite solemnly, and said, “If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t even have what it takes to know about this organization. The reason why I was allowed to acquire the information is that I got permission from the chief.”
“In that case, let’s talk about it in detail,” Fang Qiu said.
From Li Ji’s words, he could tell that the organization he asked Li Ji to inquire about was much more special than he had imagined.
“In this world, there is a mysterious organization that intends to subvert all countries.”
Li Ji looked at Fang Qiu and said with a serious face, “The name of this organization is Nirvana!”
Fang Qiu frowned.
Li Ji nodded and said, “As far as I know, this organization has launched an operation called ‘Waking Up’.”
“This organization believes that the world is a dream and everyone has been deceived by their desires. Its goal is to help them to get rid of their desires in order to be free.”
“But the nature of modern people is too degraded, their desires are too strong, and their moral standards are also too low. In this way, the world will be farther and farther away from the real forms of the universe!”
“That’s why they want to break the world before they rebuild it. The more thoroughly the break down is, the more they can build on. They are planning to overthrow all the regime, and build up the real common paradise, which is free from desire and troubles!”
“When a person lives in the world, he will feel upset and painful if he has desires. All kinds of desires, if not fulfilled, only bring pain to people. If a person has it all, he or she will lose everything when death comes. The mortal world is worthless to live in. If one has the courage to see through this and get over all desires, he or she can achieve success in cultivation.”
“It’s just that people nowadays can’t do it, for there are more and more desires. So it’s better to let them die. This way, not only can they stay away from pain, but they can also immediately re-cultivate in the next life.”
Speaking of this, Li Ji couldn’t help but knit his eyebrows. Then, he continued, “So, when people in this organization meet others, they will try to persuade them. If they can’t persuade them, they will kill them as their own way of relieving them from their bitter sea of pain. The Nirvana Organization calls this method the ‘Divine Intervention’!”
Hearing Li Ji’s words, Fang Qiu also deeply furrowed his brows.
Who would have thought there was such an organization in the world?
An organization that dared to promote wicked tenets that do no good to others in broad daylight, and even dared to kill people in public?
For a moment, Fang Qiu’s heart lurched.
He knew that this kind of organization shouldn’t exist in the world for long, otherwise, it would grow more and more threatening day by day!
“Besides, there are all kinds of signs…”
Li Ji relaxed his brows a little, looked at Fang Qiu, and continued, “Signs that show the war in the Middle East was actually incurred by this organization. And it’s also this organization that is behind those terrorist organizations!”
Hearing this, Fang Qiu was shocked.
He never knew that this organization was actually related to the terrorist organizations in the Middle East.
“What kind of Divine Intervention is this?”
“It’s simply a world-class force of evil!”
“Who are the members of this organization?” Fang Qiu pressed.
Li Ji shook his head and said with a grave look, “It’s said that the leader of this organization is from Huaxia. We don’t know anything else. Nor can we get our hands on more details.”
Fang Qiu was taken aback again.
“The leader who intended to destroy the world, or say, overthrow the world’s regime, turns out to be a Huaxia person?”
“Who had such great ambition?”
In the shock, Fang Qiu thought of the purpose of Nirvana Organization that Li Ji mentioned earlier.
Judging by its purpose, the organization indeed carried some elements of the Huaxia culture.
“Do people in this organization share any features?”
Fang Qiu thought for a moment and asked, “How can I know who is not in this organization and who is not?”
“No distinctive features.”
Li Ji immediately shook his head and said, “Anyone could be its member.”
Upon hearing that, Fang Qiu’s brows frowned even harder.
This organization was really well hidden.
It was no wonder that even the military could only find such a little bit of information about them, and they didn’t know anything else.
“All right, I see.”
Fang Qiu nodded knowingly, and then remarked, “About everything I do here, you must keep it a secret for me, especially about the fact that I showed up in the Taklimakan desert. Don’t tell anyone about it. It’s best if you erase all my traces.”
Li Ji nodded and said, “I’m already on it. Now I can even tell people you’ve never been to Beijiang, let alone the Taklimakan desert!”
Fang Qiu nodded.
Inwardly, he heaved a sigh of relief.
According to the Nirvana Organization’s principle, when he met Liang Sheng in the desert, he already got involved in this Nirvana Organization. Since Liang Sheng failed to “intervene” him, the people in this organization would definitely look into the cause of Liang Sheng’s death.
Fang Qiu was not afraid of this organization.
But he was afraid that if his identity got exposed, his family and friends would be implicated.
An extremist organization like this did not have any bit of humanity at all.
The good news was from the moment he left school, Fang Qiu had been wearing a facial mask all the time and only took it off once in the conference room.
However, was there really nothing else about this organization to be found out?
Fang Qiu didn’t believe it.
Everything that existed or was existing in the world must leave some traces behind. Even the records of various battles that happened thousands of years ago could be discovered, let alone today’s entities.
Since the military couldn’t find out more about it, this organization was surely well concealed.
Nonetheless, could the folks know something about it?
With this in mind, Fang Qiu began to consider whether to find He Gaoming when he got back, to see if he knew anything about this organization.