Chapter 543: General Fate
Translator: MrVoltaire1 Editor: Modlawls123
Zhao Fu had never expected such an event to come so quietly. This festival was the New Year Festival.
It was quite a grand festival, as it said farewell to the previous year and welcomed in the new year.
New Year usually meant that families got together, and everybody would be celebrating and filled with happiness. The arrival of the New Year caused the Heaven Awaken World to temporarily sink into peace and caused all of the battles to temporarily stop.
Now, even if people didn't want to rest and wanted to fight, because of the weather, it would be incredibly difficult for an army to move about. Not only was there an incredibly thick layer of snow, but it was also extremely cold.
At the same time, any factions that attacked during this time were given a 'grinch' status that not only weakened their stats but also made them much more susceptible to getting sick.
This was the first time that a festival had banned fighting, but this could be understood, as it was the new year. It was time for some rest from all of the fighting.
As such, this New Year Festival was not a festival for fighting and killing; in fact, one could receive rewards just by staying at home, and it was something that everyone could get rewards at. It was definitely the best festival out of all of the festivals.
No one was clear as to just how this festival world work, but it was a collective event that required people to work together, and it was possible to trade rewards.
Indigenous residents of the same village, town, or city could work together, but if people belonged to the same faction, even if they were in different places, they could still work together.
The New Year Festival would begin at 12 AM, so Zhao Fu ordered his people to start preparing while he went to have a look at the Exchange Stone Stele.
Even though the system main cities had been conquered by Great Qin, they still spawned Exchange Stone Steles. This made Zhao Fu quite relieved, as he would not have to go to another region to exchange for rewards.
The Ten Thousand Flower Festival's focus had been weapons, the Ghost Festival's focus had been Professions, the Divine Fish Festival's focus had been City Creation Stones, the Disaster Festival's focus had been medicinal pills, and the New Year Festival's focus was Generals.
The rewards were split into two categories: summoning Generals and General Fate.
Generals could be summoned by exchanging for General Medallions. They could summon both ordinary General as well as historical Generals, but they were not ordinary historical Generals.
Almost every historical General belonged to a Legatee, and because they were only loyal to their rulers, how could they pledge their loyalty to just anyone?
As such, these historical Generals were not historical Generals from earth's history but from a parallel world. Most of their appearances were different, and they had different names. Some were even different genders. However, they had all experienced similar things and were of similar strength and skill to their counterparts.
There was also a ranking for the top ten historical Generals.
Number 1: Sun Hanxiang, counterpart to Sun Wu, Gender: female, the military saint of her parallel world, the master of the School of Military, and the originator of eastern military learning.
Number 2: Wu Xiu, counterpart to Wu Qi, Gender: male, a famous military strategist, politician, revolutionist, and representative of the School of Military in his parallel world. He was proficient in the learnings of the School of Military, School of Confucianism, and School of Legalism.
Number 3: Bai Xihan, counterpart to Bai Qi, Gender: female, the leader of the four Great Generals of the Warring States Period. She participated in countless battles and was victorious in almost all of them, but she was forced to commit suicide in the end.
Number 4: Han Changxin, counterpart to Han Xin, Gender: male, one of the three Great Generals of the Han Dynasty in the parallel world. He was a god of military strategy but was wrongfully executed.
Number 5: Wang Jiang, counterpart to Wang Jian, Gender: male, one of the four Great Generals of the Warring States Period. He was one of the greatest contributors to the State of Qin uniting the other six States.
Number 6: Wei Qing, counterpart to Wei Qing, Gender: female, one of the three cavalry geniuses of the ancient world in the parallel world. She was one of the famous Generals from the Western Han Dynasty. She was often victorious and was one of the greatest contributors when defeating the Xiongnu people.
Number 7: Huo Linxue, counterpart to Huo Qubing, Gender: female, a famous General of the Western Han Dynasty. She was the niece of General Wei Qing but died at an early age.
Number 8: Li Shen, the counterpart to Li Jing, Gender: male, the top General of the Tang Dynasty in the parallel world. He made many meritorious contributions to the establishment of the Tang Dynasty and indirectly caused the falls of the Arabic and Roman Empires.
Number 9: Li Mu, counterpart to Li Mu, Gender: male, one of the four Great Generals of the Warring States Period. He was a famous General of the State of Zhao and fought in countless battles. He died at the hands of the State of Zhao.
Number 10: Xu Liuyi, counterpart to Xu Da, Gender: female, the Commander-in-Chief of the Ming Dynasty. Even though she was a peasant, she turned out to be a military genius.
Of the top ten Generals, five of them were from the Warring States Period, and two of them were counterparts of Great Qin's historical Generals. Even though the Warring States Period had been incredibly chaotic, it had developed many great Generals.
The Han Dynasty also had two counterparts to their historical Generals, while other Dynasties at most only had one counterpart to their historical Generals or none at all.
There was an even split of men and women between the historical Generals, which Zhao Fu was quite surprised about. He was curious what the female counterpart of Bai Qi would be like.
These ten Generals all had General Stars and great General Fate, so everyone would want to obtain them. After all, they were all just as capable as their counterparts, and they had to be summoned.
There was also General Fate, which could be purchased and given to a General, giving them a General Star.
Some General Stars, such as the 13 General Stars, would create abnormal signs when they appeared. Only people born with them would have them, and such people all had a great amount of Fate.
However, Heavenly Spirit General Stars and Earthly Fiend General Stars were different – they were not General Stars that people were born with but ones obtained through hard work later on.
Only by continuously fighting, causing their General Fate to continuously become purer, would they be able to cause a General Star to appear. That was how some historical Generals were able to obtain General Stars.
Right now, many of the newer Generals who had joined Zhao Fu, such as Zhang Dahu and Xiao Jian, did not have General Stars. Only by continuously fighting would they be able to awaken their own General Stars.
General Fate was split into Great General Fate, Heavenly Spirit General Fate, and Earthly Fiend General Fate. Using these Fates, they would be able to help their Generals awaken General Stars, and they would not be any weaker than historical Generals.
The General Fates were more so for rising factions and large families that could not summon historical Generals, and the General Fates would close the gap between them and the Legatees.
The General Medallions were more so for the large Nation and Dynasty factions, as only those who controlled cities could exchange for them. The Nation and Dynasty factions had the most indigenous residents, so how could ordinary people compete with them?
This event was a joyous and happy event, and every person and faction would receive some benefits.