Only after a while was Zhao Fu able to bring his emotions back under control. Now, it was time for him to spend his Invasion Points.
Taking down a Fish Scale system main city gave one million Invasion Points, and because Great Qin had taken down 85 of them, that was 85 million Invasion Points in total. He now had enough to exchange for more things.
After going to the Exchange Stone Stele, Zhao Fu was surprised to find that the option for Capital Cities was grayed out. He tried using it but found that he could not exchange for another Capital City.
This made Zhao Fu feel quite disappointed - he had wanted to exchange for another Capital City, which would allow him to satisfy the conditions for upgrading to a Royal City. After gaining enough EXP, Great Qin would be able to directly upgrade into a Royal City. However, Zhao Fu had never expected there to be a limit.
There was nothing Zhao Fu could do about this, and there were still many things he was interested in. He also had enough City Upgrade Stones for now, so he did not purchase any more.
There were two more things that he was interested in. The first was the blueprint for the Dragon-Slaying Ballistae. With this blueprint, Zhao Fu would be able to mass-produce Dragon-Slaying Ballistae. With how powerful those ballistae were, it was a very tempting choice.
The second was the Ten Thousand Blood God Stone. This could allow the Corpse Soul Blood Lake to create 100 Corpse Soul Soldiers and five Corpse Soul Commanders per day. Corpse Soul Soldiers were Stage 4 creatures, and being able to create 100 of them in a day was quite tempting.
In the end, Zhao Fu chose to exchange for a Ten Thousand Blood God Stone, because crafting Dragon-Slaying Ballistae required Epic grade materials, which Great Qin did not have much of. Moreover, because they would be dealing with Epic grade materials, Great Qin also needed more high-grade Blacksmiths.
Even though Great Qin wanted to mass-produce the Dragon-Slaying Ballistae, this would not be possible for now. As such, it would be better to exchange for a Ten Thousand Blood God Stone right now.
After selecting the Ten Thousand Blood God Stone, a blood-red stone that was as big as a watermelon seed, giving off a dense bloody smell, appeared in Zhao Fu's hand, and he put it in the Corpse Soul Blood Lake.
Now, the Corpse Soul Blood Lake would be able to produce 100 Corpse Soul Soldiers and five Corpse Soul Commanders. The rate of consumption of corpses would increase, but Zhao Fu did not mind, as he had plenty of corpses now.
Furthermore, after taking down 85 system main cities, the amount of EXP they had gained caused the Great Qin City to level up into a Level 4 Capital City.
Village Name: Great Qin City (Epic)
Level: Level 4 Capital City (31,000/500,000,000)
Village Area: 124,400 square kilometers
Village Territory: 8,421,800 square kilometers
Popular Support: 86
Village Special Stats: Territory Crop Output +230%, Territory Crop Growing Time -230%, Population Limit +150%, Residents' stats can randomly +17, Soldiers' stats +18%, Population Attraction +170%, chance of attracting higher grade population +170%
Subsidiary Village Limit: 196,930
Subordinate Villages: Logue Village, Jean Village, Dorun Village, Li Family Village, Wolf Village, Ferocious Tiger Village...
Now that the Great Qin City was a Level 4 Capital City, there were only two more levels until it could upgrade into a Royal City. Even though 500 million EXP was a massive amount, Zhao Fu could not help but feel excited. There were only two steps until Great Qin could restore its empire.
Following this, Zhao Fu once again entered the Fish Scale world. This time, he did not go too deep, and he instead found a few villages and brought back 100 Fish Scale indigenous residents. He had them enter lakes near Great Qin to see if they could live there.
It turned out that any form of water was fine, regardless of whether it was freshwater or saltwater. Zhao Fu gave them City Hearts and had them re-establish them.
It was now January of the Heaven Awaken World's third year. This year had been made incredibly chaotic by the Fish Scale world's invasion, and now that things had settled down, it was time to do some repairs.
Time passed quite quickly. The first year had been filled with events, and the second year had been filled with all sorts of busyness.
Now, it was the third year, and Zhao Fu wondered how it would be. Seeing that there was not much for him to do in the Heaven Awaken World, he returned to the real world.
The situation in the real world had also become quite chaotic. The price of goods was skyrocketing, and crime ran rampant. However, Zhao Fu did not care too much, as he did not have the time or energy to maintain peace and order in the world.
After returning to the real world, it was night, but Zhao Fu still did not see Zheng Yuqin. However, there was food on the table, and because he was so hungry, he did not think much of it and began to ravenously eat.
After eating, Zhao Fu opened his laptop and found that there was not much to look at. He was about to rest for a while when a call came through. Zhao Fu looked down and saw that it was from Dong Suzhen, his former university teacher.
Zhao Fu felt quite confused; his relationship with her had been quite ordinary. Because she often showed care to Zhao Fu, he had contacted her and chatted with her before giving her his number. Normally, Dong Suzhen would not call Zhao Fu unless it was something urgent.
Zhao Fu still picked up his phone and immediately heard sobbing, "Please save me. I'm at the Southlake Hotel!"
Zhao Fu felt quite startled, and just as he was about to say something, chaotic noise sounded out, and it seemed that the phone had been thrown to the ground. A few men's lewd laughter sounded out, "Ms. Dong, let's have a good time tonight! We know that you're a slut; stop acting so pure!"
The call was then cut off, and a scene appeared in Zhao Fu's mind. He immediately made a call - the Southlake Hotel was the most luxurious hotel in this region. Zhao Fu had stayed at Nanshi City for two years, so he knew that place quite well.
Nanshi City was within the Ying family's domain, so Zhao Fu made a call and had people sent over. If they weren't fast enough, it was possible that Dong Suzhen would be violated before they arrived.
Thinking about Dong Suzhen's beautiful likeness, Zhao Fu wanted to know how this ended, so he waited for a while.
Some time later, Zhao Fu received a phone call and his expression became serious, and he sat on the sofa and waited.
Two hours later, a few bodyguards brought in a teary-faced, scared-looking Dong Suzhen, who was wearing a suit.
Seeing Zhao Fu, Dong Suzhen felt a sense of relief. Seeing that all of these black-suited people all seemed to defer to him, she understood and asked, "Zhao Fu, was it you who sent these people to save me?"
Zhao Fu nodded as he looked at her. Her hair was a mess, and there were red marks on her face. She was wearing a suit but was wearing nothing inside - that suit evidently belonged to one of the bodyguards; it seemed that they had nearly actually had their way with her.
Dong Suzhen said tearily, "Thank you for saving me. I randomly called someone on my phone, and I never thought that it would be you."
Seeing how unsettled and perturbed she seemed, Zhao Fu gently comforted her saying, "Don't worry, Ms. Dong; no one will harm you here."