Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Every kind heart is equal. However, there are differences in human abilities and how much each individual can contribute…
For example, in his previous world, individuals who wanted to protect the environment could only save water and electricity, whereas a certain big shot could plant countless saplings in the desert.
Both actions carried the same kind of sincerity. In fact, a big shot's kindness might be lesser. After all, other people might be acting whole-heartedly, whereas a big shot was just spending a bit of money and taking a bit of time out of his busy schedule. Undoubtedly, the latter was more capable and could contribute 100 times more than the former.
The small sapling in Lin Yao's Sea of Consciousness obviously grew based on contribution and not sincerity. Yesterday, Lin Yao had been busy the entire day, but his energy points had only increased by one gram. Today, he'd also been busy the entire day, but because he had bought many toys and snacks and brought more joy to the orphanage's children, his energy points had reached 180 grams.
'Money is not everything but it can achieve most things. As long as I have enough money and am willing to spend it, I won't be short of energy points… Unfortunately, I don't have money now.'
This was a very sorrowful situation, and even Lin Yao fell silent for a long time.
'Forget it. I won't dwell on this anymore. I've solved the first problem of the sapling system.'
Lin Yao was happy that he had gotten many energy points at one go. He had found a shortcut to getting energy points and fulfilled the first requirement of the sapling system. However, Lin Yao had more things to worry about.
It was not enough to increase the points in the system. The system evolved from The Ant Forest, and its only ability was to plant trees. Even if Lin Yao were to obtain more energy points, his abilities would also be associated with tree planting.
Sadly, he also had to find a tree to plant on his own.
Fortunately, during the daytime, Lin Yao had not only studied but also researched information on various tree species. Lin Yao's depressed mood had also livened up after today's quest for information. He'd discovered that things were probably not as terrible as he had imagined.
'If I was in the previous world, it would be terrible to only have one ability—in this case, tree planting. However, this world is different. Besides enabling the animals to mutate, the Spirit Energy Revival has also enabled humans to practice martial arts. Plants have mutated as well, and many of them have become king-level monsters that grow in restricted areas. If I can plant such a tree, I'm certain I won't be weaker than a super-genius.'
As he thought about this, Lin Yao opened his notebook and retrieved the information on this world's powerful trees, something that he had researched during the day.
As he flipped through the notebook, information on some spirit trees greeted Lin Yao's eyes.
[The Bodhi Tree, also known as the tree of enlightenment, is a spirit tree discovered by the Chinese government in 2031 in a mystic realm. According to the legend, sitting under the Bodhi Tree will greatly enhance mankind's comprehensive ability and enlighten humans instantly. It can also sharpen their minds and increase their comprehension. Consuming tea made with the leaves of the Bodhi Tree has the same effect. There are also legends on the Internet about a super-genius that picked up king-level combat skills after wearing the seed of a Bodhi Tree for seven days.]
After he read the entire introduction of the Bodhi Tree, only two words came to Lin Yao's mind.
'If I plant a Bodhi tree, I'll be considered a powerful super-genius even if my physique does not improve. I'll be able to instantly pick up any martial arts skills that I come across.'
With this thought in mind, Lin Yao was in high spirits and immediately switched on the computer beside the table to research how he could get the seeds and leaves of the Bodhi Tree.
However, when he checked, Lin Yao's heart turned cold on the spot.
[Only a hero who has made a first-class contribution will have the chance to exchange his merit for an epiphany opportunity under the Bodhi Tree. According to the existing information, extraordinarily talented students of Magic University and Beijing University may have the opportunity to go for it.]
[The leaves of the Bodhi Tree also require merit in exchange. According to the existing information, someone has seen Bodhi Tree leaves get exchanged for one billion yuan at an auction.]
[The Bodhi Tree seed can be worn for a long time to enhance one's comprehensive ability. The method of getting it is unknown.]
After checking the Internet for half an hour and reading endless information, Lin Yao had no choice but to drop the idea of planting a Bodhi Tree. This thing was too rare and difficult to obtain.
'Bodhi Tree leaves, even the easiest to obtain, are already worth more than one billion yuan. Furthermore, the Bodhi Tree epiphany opportunity and Bodhi Tree seed require one to carry out meritorious deeds. Never mind.'
He gave up on the idea of growing a Bodhi Tree. Fortunately, he also saw several tree species similar to the Bodhi Tree on the Internet.
[The Hibiscus Tree, which is found on a small island in Japan, has sun patterns on it. It is said that one will be able to comprehend the sun's true fire when one looks at it. Wearing Hibiscus Tree branches and leaves long term can transform the body into the body of a sun.]
[The Seven-World Tree, which was discovered in the mystic realm of Northern Europe, is said to support the subsystems of the Nine-World Trees in Nordic Mythology. There are seven mystic realms on the tree, and the tree trunk can be used to create space enclosures.]
[The Big Locust Tree grows in the forbidden life zone of the underworld. It is the king lord monster. The Big Locust Tree has the power to manipulate the yin aura in the world. The place where it grows is filled with the yin aura, which the sun cannot penetrate, and countless ghosts and souls are lodged in it…]
[The Golden Apple Tree comes from a small island in Northern Europe. The Golden Apple can maintain one's appearance and prolong one's lifespan. The powers of the Golden Apple Tree are unknown…]
[The Opposite Shore Flower, also known as the Mandala Flower, is said to be able to evoke the memory of the dead. It can also lure humans to death…]
It was only after researching that Lin Yao discovered the presence of numerous powerful tree species in this world. The names and abilities of each of these tree species made Lin Yao covet them badly.
'The Bodhi Tree, the Hibiscus Tree, the Big Locust Tree, and the Golden Apple Tree… I'll make it big as long as I get any one of them.'
The path to success was right before him. Lin Yao's hands, which had been researching the tree information, began to tremble.
However, soon, something that made him tremble even more happened. These trees had wonderful powers, but each of them carried an expensive and frightening price tag. After scanning around, Lin Yao did not see anything with a price of lower than a million yuan.
'An entire spirit tree is absolutely priceless, and even remnants of one cost more than a million yuan. How am I supposed to get it?'
Of course, there were also things that did not cost money. The king lord Big Locust Tree from the underworld was one of them. It was just that it cost life instead of money.
'Perhaps I have to choose something more inferior.'
There were more inferior trees, such as the Thunder Tree, the Sunflower Tree, and so on. However, after seeing many good options, Lin Yao felt indignant about settling for something lesser.
'I'll search again. I don't believe I won't find anything powerful and inexpensive.'
Bending over the computer desk, Lin Yao screened the options one by one all night. At last, the name of a tree species caught Lin Yao's attention.
[The Kabbalah Tree of Life]
The Kabbalah Tree of Life was also known as the inverted tree. According to the Old Testament Book of Genesis, the tree of life was located in the center of the Garden of Eden. It was used to describe the so-called path of man to God and the creation of the world from nothing.
This was also a sacred tree. In a monotheistic religion, it contained everything. There were 10 mass points and 22 paths on the tree. If one could cultivate from the kingdom mass point to the crown state, one would become a perfect person—a God.