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Chapter 123: Seizing Food

“Strange. What on earth is that chap Xia Ping doing?”

“It’s really strange. Wasn’t there a feud between Feng Hetang’s group and Xia Ping before. After all, they started a fight as soon as they came in. But now here they are acting all cute, like real lil’ bros.”

“After a beating, these people must have learned their lesson and became well-behaved.”

“But why are they wandering the streets in trucks. Aren’t they afraid of running into monstrous beasts on the streets? No way. They’re looking for supermarkets, they’re looking for food.”

“I’ll be d.a.m.ned. Instead of going to the trouble of looking for monstrous beasts, these b.a.s.t.a.r.ds are seizing the food in supermarkets. Are they that hungry?”

“Didn’t anyone warn them that this is a martial arts compet.i.tion, not a food program.”

The spectators watching the live-stream noticed Xia Ping and the others act strangely — find two trucks in the nearby streets, wander the streets in the trucks, sweep all the food in supermarkets.

The simulated city is quite realistic. It not only has various buildings, but also has cars, trucks, and other vehicles, shops, and even food.

But these things are originally a kind of support the organizers of the martial arts compet.i.tion secretly provided to the partic.i.p.ants. However, not everyone can think of using them.

Xia Ping and company were busy for several hours. But instead of searching for tokens, they drove trucks to three nearby areas and swept all the food in supermarkets.

When the two trucks were almost full, they stopped and drove to a nearby residential area with villas. They found a luxury villa and stayed at it for the time being.

By this time, it has already gotten dark.

“I see.”

On the live-streaming platform, a spectator suddenly shouted: “This guy is devious! By seizing all the food in the nearby areas, the other partic.i.p.ants will be left without food! Won’t the other partic.i.p.ants be in a bind?!”

“That’s true. They need to stay in the simulated city for three days.”

“The amount food that martial artists need to consume to replenish their energy on a daily basis is astonishing. If they don’t eat a meal, they will be hungry. If they don’t eat for a whole day, they will be famished. If they don’t eat for three days, they will have to be sent to the hospital.”

“By s.n.a.t.c.hing away the food, this guy wants to starve the other partic.i.p.ants. That’s really treacherous. How did he come up with such a despicable idea.”

Upon hearing this, the other spectators also understood Xia Ping’s treachery. He clearly wants to starve the other partic.i.p.ants.

After all, where does the energy of martial artists come from? The answer is food!

Only by eating food containing a huge amount of energy, can martial artists maintain basic energy consumption, and even operate techniques to convert food energy into true qi.

The more powerful a martial artist is, the more energy they need to consume. Some powerful martial artists can even eat ten cows for a meal. This isn’t something that an ordinary household can afford.

This principle is expressed in the saying — the poor can study to be scholars, but only the rich can practice martial arts to be officers.

Of course, according to legend, some martial arts masters have reached the realm of bigu [1] and can use the spiritual qi of heaven and earth to generate energy. They can go even for 100 days without needing to eat ordinary people’s food.

But the high school students obviously have yet to reach this realm. They need to consume a lot of food every day.

“The guy is really clever. No wonder he went to plunder food instead of seizing tokens.”

“I once read in a history book that food is the most important thing needed to survive in apocalyptic times.”

“The one who controls the food supply controls the people. The lad understands this principle”

“The other partic.i.p.ants are in a bind. Without food, even if they get their hands on a token, they may faint from hunger. After all, they have to survive in this city for three days.”

A lot of spectators commented.

But some retorted: “To control food is all fine and good. But it will infuriate the other partic.i.p.ants. If the other partic.i.p.ants learn of this and unite, the lad will be toast.

“That’s true. I think this was a bad move. By plundering a large amount of food, it will not only starve the other contestants, but also enrage them. I’m afraid they will surround and attack him.”

“Despite how strong Xia Ping is, he can’t resist the fury of so many contestants?”

“Not necessarily. Since the lad was able to think of this move, do you think that he didn’t predict this outcome? I think he has other plans. Let’s wait and see.”

Many spectators discussed this, wondering what Xia Ping’s intentions are. After all, it’s not that simple to monopolize so much food.

If you have food, you are a rich man, you are a fat sheep [2].

If you have firearms, you are a warlord.

If you have both firearms and food, you are a hegemon!

At this time, in the villa.

Feng Hetang and the others have strange expressions. They also can’t understand why Xia Ping would do such a stupid thing as plunder all the food, why he would infuriate the other contestants.

If the other contestants unite, Xia Ping will have to bear the consequences.

“Big bro, you have raked all the food in the nearby three areas. If others learn of this, I’m afraid it will cause big trouble.”

Feng Hetang dissuaded cautiously.

“What big trouble?” Xia Ping blinked.

Feng Hetang hesitated and said, “It may infuriate the other contestants, prompting them to attack us.”

“I want to infuriate them!”

Xia Ping stated flatly. Of course, he is aware that this will only affect the partic.i.p.ants in the three nearby areas. It might not put that many contestants in trouble.

But his real purpose is only to gain hate points! If he doesn’t infuriate these people, then how will he get hate points?!

He even left a note in the supermarkets to inform the students that it was his doing.

Of course, he won’t talk about his purpose to others.

“This madman!”

When they heard this, Feng Hetang and company were taken aback. So the reason why he plundered all this food was just to enrage the other partic.i.p.ants. If that doesn’t make you a madman, then what does?

If the hungry partic.i.p.ants unite, they might be besieged by partic.i.p.ants from the three areas. There are 500 to 600 partic.i.p.ants in the three areas.

Of course, not everyone will learn of this. Excluding those who were eliminated or are too far away, at least 100 plus people will come to Xia Ping to cause trouble.

But to do this just for fun! That’s crazy!

Feng Hetang and them felt a little regretful. If they stay with this madman, they may be implicated. But since they already boarded the pirate ship, they can’t run away.

[1] – bigu [2] – fat sheep  — a rich and easy target