After looking through these things on the forum, Zhao Fu ordered for some food to be brought to him. Now that he was Ying Xi's pawn, he had gained many benefits. In order to ensure his safety, he did not even have to go outside, nor did he have to worry about poison because there were strict systems in place to prevent food from being poisoned.
After eating, Zhao Fu returned to the Heaven Awaken World.
He was just in time to see today's villagers spawn. At the Origin, a golden light flashed as a system announcement congratulated him for spawning an SS grade villager. Zhao Fu was delighted and quickly went to look at that villager.
The Great Qin Village was now an Advanced Village, and it spawned between 45-50 people per day. The SS grade villager was a fair-skinned youth.
Name: Xia Ming
Achievement Points: Commoner (0/200)
Age: 22 (100)
Stats: Strength: 6, Intelligence: 10, Constitution: 8, Agility: 7
Cultivation: Stage 0
Equipment: Coarse Cloth Clothes, Cloth Shoes, Coarse Cloth Pants
After looking through his stats, Zhao Fu chatted with the new villager for a while. Even though Xia Ming's stats weren't suited for the army, he was skilled at business management. At the same time, he was also a Merchant and had the [Management] skill, so he would be able to manage Zhao Fu's businesses for him in the future.
Business was booming for all of Zhao Fu's businesses in the main cities, but he was incredibly busy and lacked managerial experience, so it had become quite a mess for him. He decided to hand these businesses to Xia Ming to manage; he should be able to take good care of them.
The first high-grade villager that the Great Qin Village had spawned was SS grade, not S grade. Perhaps it was because the Great Qin Village had not spawned an S grade or above villager this entire time, and now that he had unlocked the Nation Fate and the Heaven Prayer Platform, the Great Qin Village had finally spawned an SS grade villager.
Following this, Bai Shan came over with an excited look on his face to report that they had finished researching the Corpse Examination skill.
_"Is this the benefit of 'Fate?' So many lucky things have happened in such a short period of time_." Zhao Fu was overjoyed and followed Bai Shan to the Research Workshop, and when he arrived, he saw that there was a new stone stele.
Zhao Fu put his hand on it and obtained the F grade skill [Corpse Examination].
After learning the skill, Zhao Fu used it on a dead chicken nearby.
"System announcement! You have successfully used Corpse Examination. The grade of this corpse is F grade."
This proved that the Corpse Examination skill truly worked. Because of this, the Great Qin Village's development would be greatly enhanced in the future. Zhao Fu planned to nurture many high-grade soldiers for the future. Zhao Fu couldn't help but lightly laugh when he thought about his soldiers sweeping across battlefields completely unhindered.
Seeing how happy Zhao Fu looked, Bai Shan also felt quite ecstatic. He then asked, "Your Majesty, what would you like us to research next?"
Zhao Fu thought about it and decided to have them research languages. He currently had subordinates of many different races, and there would be more joining him in the future. Because they all spoke different languages, communication was quite a hassle, so Zhao Fu wanted them to research languages to help with communication between races.
Bai Shan obeyed and went to start working.
Zhao Fu did not stick around and left the Research Workshop. He suddenly realized that he had not yet looked at the Great Qin Village's stats after it became an Advanced Village, so he went to the Village Hall.
Village Name: Great Qin Village (Legendary)
Level: Advanced (340/150,000)
Village Area: 15 square kilometers.
Village Territory: 750 square kilometers.
Popular Support: 80
Village Special Stats: Territory Crop Output +50%, Territory Crop Growing Time -50%, Population Limit +30%, Residents' stats can randomly +3, Soldiers' stats +3%, Population Attraction +40%, chances of attracting higher grade population +40%
Subsidiary Village Limit: 24
Subordinate Villages: Logue Village, Jean Village, Dorun Village, Li Family Village, Wolf Village, Ferocious Tiger Village...
Its stats had once again risen like how they had after the Great Qin Village became an Intermediate Village, but the number of Subsidiary Villages increased by 3 times to a total of 24 villages.
Zhao Fu already had 20 villages, and over the past few days, his two teams had continued exploring the Forest of Horrors and had conquered another four Basic Villages, so he had exactly 24 villages now.
However, the EXP required to level up an Advanced Village to a Town was simply terrifying. It required 150,000 EXP.
Zhao Fu rose to Third-Ranked Baron a while ago and had the right to control a Town. Now, it seemed that it would still be a long before he would have a Town. Moreover, leveling up from Third-Ranked Baron to Second-Ranked Baron required 3,000 Achievement Points.
Zhao Fu temporarily called back his two exploration teams. He reorganized them and expanded them to have 2,000 members each. He gave them the Corpse Examination skill, and he also gave each of the generals a spatial ring to bring back many corpses.
Of course, they would not bring back corpses with ordinary grades. Since S grade and above corpses were quite rare, Zhao Fu decided that the minimum would be grade A.
Today was also the day for harvesting Little Spirit Grass. Because they had obtained more and more people, the rate at which they had planted Little Spirit Grass had also greatly increased.
After harvesting all of the Little Spirit Grass, they refined more than 90,000 Little Spirit Pills. Each of the 4,000 or so soldiers received 20 or so Little Spirit Pills for the month. Since the area devoted to Little Spirit Grass was rapidly increasing, it seemed that everyone would be able to obtain at least 20 Little Spirit Pills every month.
Now, Zhao Fu truly understood the importance of Fate - everything went incredibly smoothly, and he had never felt so lucky before.
After dealing with all of the matters in the Great Qin Village, Zhao Fu took Xia Ming to Holy Light City and gave him the authority to manage all of his businesses.
"Your Majesty, congratulations on obtaining the Fate of Heaven and Earth," a voice said to Zhao Fu while he was walking around to see what he could find.
Zhao Fu frowned and turned around to look at He Xianru, who still gave off a mysterious aura, and asked, "How did you know about this?"
He Xianru lightly smiled as she replied, "Your Majesty, have you forgotten already that this lowly one is skilled at Yin Yang Techniques? Of course, I would know of such a thing."
Zhao Fu realized that she had most likely seen the Fate about him and nodded before saying, "In the future, don't call me 'Your Majesty' in public - call me 'boss' or by my name!"
He Xianru did not mind Zhao Fu's wariness and smiled as she replied, "I'll just call you 'Zhao' then. Also, if there's anything you don't understand about 'Fate,' you can ask this lowly one to explain it to you."
Zhao Fu thought about it for a moment. Since He Xianru seemed to understand some Yin Yang Techniques, he could ask her about it in the future. As such, he nodded and said happily, "Alright, I'll have to trouble you in the future then."
Seeing Zhao Fu start to warm up towards her, He Xianru inwardly felt delighted. She smiled before hurrying back to the kitchen and getting to work.
Zhao Fu went out to the street and walked around. From this, he obtained some important news. There was a large Merchant Alliance in the Forest of Horrors, and it was going to hold an auction tomorrow. It was said that there were many valuable goods, and it was rumored that there would even be Gold grade equipment - just those things were able to attract countless gazes. After all, this was the first time that a piece of Gold grade equipment would be displayed to so many people.