The Ultimate Evolution - Volume 7 - Chapter 24
Chapter 365: Taking the initiative to recruit? no.....
Translator: Translation Nation Editor: Translation Nation
Sheyan paused for a moment and replied.
’’Her first request is regarding the coordinates of Hell's Gate, no? Is the second request for us to
lead a reconnaissance team to search that RDA lifeboat that crashed after escaping?’’
Reef immediately turned slightly sluggish.
’’Yeah, she wants to sell the coordinates of the Hell's Gate for 30,000 utility points; but if we are
willing to lead an expedition to that shuttle, then it would be free.’’
Without hesitation, Sheyan replied.
’’Reject all. If Hell's Gate is host to more missions, then she would be begging to bring us along.
Besides, the current Illume-union is already lacking in manpower and if they possess an
additional MT, plus my formidable supportive buffs, then their own chances would increase
’’As for that matter to explore the shuttle........that is a brainless mission! Such an obvious trail,
every contestant would have eyes on it. Even if we manage to reap any benefits, we would
probably offend many others around. We must consider this problem in the perspective of that
leader, Zi! She shudders the interest of at least a dozen others on her shoulder, while we are
only 3! Granted that even if both sides suffer, we would still be earning more!’’
Reef sighed; to him, it instantly became clearer that he really wasn't cut out to be a party leader.
’’..........ok, I've rejected her. We are now stuck in a deadlock.’’
’’Then draw lots for the duty shifts to keep watch over the shuttle's engine.......you should've
heard of the phrase 'seeking common grounds while holding back' right. Since we can't reach
an agreement and have sunk into an awkward deadlock now, then let's first settle matters
pertaining to our agreement; it can help to alleviate the awkward atmosphere. Adding on, it
seems like the weakness of this Zi should be her unwillingness to concede. Our 3 days alliance
contract of no mutual conflict between contestants had costed her 20,000 utility points, that is
why she seeks 30,000 utility points in remuneration.’’
’’After suggesting to draw lots, the atmosphere here became lighter. Our shift is from 2200 at
night to 2500........so what should we do now?’’ Reef asked.
(TN: Remember Pandora has an extra hour)
Sheyan paused briefly and replied.
’’Our current strength is still rather flimsy. Okay, now that the contestants have been filtered
out, the ones left should be of good standards. We can try recruiting several temporary
members. Also, I believe there is a map in this valkyrie that details the regions the humans have
explored here. Although the map is very likely to be in the Illume-union's hands now, we still
cannot eliminate the other possibilities. If there are more clues, please notify me.’’
At present, after the battle had concluded, the rough estimation of 400 contestants entering
this realm war had now filtered to about 70 plus contestants. Of course, amongst the filtered
300 plus contestants, only about a hundred died in battle, the rest had fled back to the realm. As
for the Illume-union, they occupied a major portion constituting roughly 25 members, and
were the party with the greatest members left. Under their powerful influence, they would
probably be able to rope in 5-6 members from the remaining contestants. If factoring other
parties also recruiting helpers, then Sheyan would be roughly left with not even 10 others to
However to Sheyan, if his plans were to advance smoothly, minimally for now, he wouldn't be
lacking manpower in this world. But since the party had already been established, then it was
naturally better to prepare for rainy days. If any new blood was worthy of enticing and
nurturing, then they would definitely consider investing in such good prospect stocks.
Currently, after affirming that the beastly horde had retreated, the contestants had begun
congregating in groups and clusters; discussing on the matter ahead. In reality, it wasn't only
Sheyan that possessed astute intellect and robust luck. For example there were still several
constants who survived with their 'AMP suits', and were arrogantly pacing about in those
gigantic metal suits. Naturally, these people would hold core positions in the future. Moreover,
according to Mogensha's gathered intelligence, there were 4 resurrection tanks that had
actually been purchased by others!
Very swiftly, a team boasting 30 members soon emerged. Members of the Illume-union
occupied half of this expedition team, and their destination was obviously that crashed RDA
shuttle approximately 5-6 kilometres away. The significance of this was extremely important
to the Illume-union; firstly, it was to rake in any immense fortunes from the airplane crash.
Secondly, if there were still RDA workers who survived, it was essential to.......silence them! If
not, once a lucky survivor managed to communicate to superiors of the current events, the
priceless coordinates of Hell's Gate in the Illume-union's possession would be reduced to
At this moment, Sheyan's attention was directed to his right. Two contestants were
approaching him, both of which Sheyan recognized. It was that contestant with extremely
formidable scouting abilities, Uzel; and the other was the twin-daggers agile expert, Lille. They
strolled towards Sheyan, as Uzel begun with a slight smile.
’’Hi, Seaman. I have some matters to discuss with you.’’
Sheyan nodded in reply.
’’Sure, please speak.’’
Uzel glanced into Sheyan's eyes with sincerity and continued.
’’After fighting shoulder to shoulder with you, Lille and I felt that you are an extremely valiant
dude. Of course, needless to say Reef is a rare MT. Hence, Lille and I are willing......’’
Lille was probably a more impatient and impetuous character, and he interrupted. ’’Uzel and I
are willing to be your recommenders; join our Banks Syndicate!’’
Initially when Sheyan was listening to their verbal performance; honestly speaking, he
harboured certain anticipation, and even felt rather heroic with a sense of dominance to recruit
them. Yet after listening to the last sentence Lille uttered with a sense of superiority, he almost
choked out a mouthful of blood. Fortunately, he had learnt how to cover up his emotions by
now, and purposefully gasped in shock.
’’Banks Syndicate? Then you guys.......’’
Uzel boasted and sneered.
’’That's correct, Lille and I are both reserve-duty Growth-hunters! We obviously have the
authority to invite you into this party of dominance!’’
Sheyan glanced at them, neither servile nor overbearing as he replied.
’’Though the Banks Syndicate is indeed incredible, but in such a powerful party, reserved
members are always exploited commodity! As the saying goes, I rather be the chicken's head
than the phoenix's tail. I would probably do better with Reef slowly developing our party.’’
Lille hastened him.
’’With our recommendations, your reserve trial period would only be one world, then you can
enjoy the treatments of official members. Isn't that good enough?’’
Sheyan returned a humble smile as he shook his head.
’’To an ordinary contestant, that is great! But to me and Reef, it isn't enough. If you two have
anything else, please tell.’’
Uzel's expression changed slightly; Sheyan was a rare type of support contestant, and Reef was
a rarer MT. These two were both talents that were hard to come by in the realm. Moreover,
though Seaman didn't possess high offensive capabilities, he had performed rather shrewdly in
general circumstances; obviously a character that wouldn't release the hawk until seeing the
hare*. Hence, he reckoned using illusory and unreal reasonings to persuade him would be
impossible, thus he continued earnestly.
(TN: *someone that doesn't act without purpose or incentive)
’’Since Seaman is being so frank, so will I. We currently need to acquire the title of three
milestones, 'Plunderer', 'Penetrate' and 'Headhunter'. We require your assistance.’’
Having slight misgivings, Sheyan asked.
’’Headhunter? What's that?’’
’’Acquiring 3 longbows of the Na'vi folk. Under normal circumstances, you can imagine the
chances of them dropping a longbow loot after being slayed.’’
Sheyan deliberated briefly before replying.
’’What are you guys trying to achieve with that many titles?’’
Uzel laughed in response.
’’Since we've all just went through a life and death battle together, I won't hide anything. These
3 milestone titles aren't considered top quality, but they are extremely useful after title
Lille's gaze flashed with an ominous glint, his face sullen as he interrupted.
’’Since you guys aren't willing to join our Banks Syndicate, we can still employ the both of you.
Your remuneration will be 5,000 utility points.’’
Hearing the 'high valuation' of 5,000 utility points, Sheyan's left brow raised like a blade. His
expression instead, remained calm as he swiftly browsed through the relevant information.
The requirements for 'Plunderer' was to acquire 1,000 units of Pandora Unobtanium crystals.
(Crystal purity cannot be lower than 16.8%).
Requirements for 'Penetrate' is to acquire 10 longhorns of dire horses.
In addition to that 'Headhunter' milestone, the entire mission requirements wasn't considered
too tough. However, it appeared like Uzel and Lille weren't planning to utilize their reserveduty
Growth-hunter prowess. Besides, that strength could only be activated for four times.
Hence with the conditions Uzel offered, it was obviously trying to take advantage of Sheyan and
Sheyan muttered to himself inconceivably before replying.
’’To accomplish these milestones, I need a very detailed report. For example the location of
those pandora unobtanium crystals. Moreover, direhorses are the Na'vi's mounts, they
definitely possess certain individual attributes.’’
Lille lightly replied.
’’Those reports have already been gathered by us.’’
Sheyan smiled and continued.
’’Then since that's the case, then okay sure. My conditions are simple - 20,000 utility points, 5
potential points and all relevant reports you gathered. Moreover, all battle loots earned during
the process of acquiring the milestone titles would be given to us, or else no need for further
Lille's eyes flashed with maliciousness, as he fumed thickly.
’’A lion opening its mouth too widely, aren't you scared your stomach will burst?’’
(TN: It means trying to swallow more than one can bear.)
Sheyan stuck up his lips slightly, standing up as he patted his ass in reply.
’’Goodbye, I leave you with a free suggestion. Go and find Archeaphill of the Illume-union or
another party's MT, see if there are willing to help you guys.’’