Chapter #333 – 333 Society With A Rigid Hierarchy
Time continued to pass slowly in the fishermen village. As it went by, a month passed since Li Yunmu had come over.
If his group wanted to enter the Blue Moon Island, they had to obtain the command tile of a flux expert which was similar to a fluxer badge on their Earth, which was used to prove one’s status.
Only after successfully becoming a flux expert would Li Yunmu get the chance to step on the Blue Moon Island. Otherwise, the people who were considered ordinary in the hierarchy of the Origin World didn’t have the qualifications to step inside the core headquarters of an administrating power.
Li Yunmu’s group of three continued to wait since they had no other choice other than remaining patient. There was still a month left before Blue Moon Hall would conduct its test to determine whether a person could become a flux expert. Thus, even if they were anxious, they could only worry helplessly until they were authenticated as flux experts.
Around them, there wasn’t only one fishermen village on the Azure Dragon Island but four of them. They were known by the inhabitants as eastern one, southern one, western one, and northern one.
They weren’t regarded as official names as this naming was simply based on their respective positions on the island. And presently, the location where Li Yunmu’s group was staying at was the northern fishermen village.
Among the four, it was the most powerful in terms of comprehensive strength.
Apart from this, there was also a small town at the center of the island which was known as Azure Dragon Town. As told by the fishermen, the residents of Azure Dragon Town were a rank higher in the hierarchy compared to the fishermen who were on the lowest rung.
Those who had the qualifications to reside in Azure Dragon Town were all large fishermen clans of the four villages. They had previously amassed extreme wealth and riches and thus had obtained the qualifications to reside in the middle of Azure Dragon Island.
In addition, another group of residents was composed of immigrants. All of them had used large amounts of wealth to migrate there.
It could be said that the residents of Azure Dragon Tower lived much more comfortable lives compared to the fishermen of the four villages. The majority of the townsfolk were landowners on the Island.
Azure Dragon Town had a large amount of fertile land which had fallen into the hands of large clans and landowners who grew many types of cereal, fruit, and vegetable, all of which were very expensive.
If the fishermen wanted to eat these vegetables and fruits, they would have to use large amounts of seafood to exchange for them. After all, rare things were expensive, and in North Blue, the only thing which wasn’t in shortage was seafood.
The small town was also the only place on Azure Dragon Island where flux experts would come and go easily. The largest number of them resided precisely in the Island Hall. It was the place where all the fishermen dreamed of learning cultivation. It was similar to Martial Halls on Li Yunmu’s Earth.
This Martial Hall had flux experts residing in it, and they served as teachers there. As long as one had sufficient wealth or potential, they could enter the Island Hall and learn some fighter skills or deadly moves.
That’s right, this island’s only Martial Hall wasn’t a place for flux experts to cultivate, but a place where fishermen could learn fighter skills.
The crude battle skills practiced by ordinary people were known as fighter skills among the natives of the Origin World.
Even those who had inferior aptitude and learned the most useless skills would be considered as glorious guards in their villages and would have higher status compared to the fishermen who belonged to the lowest rung in the hierarchy. The guards could also choose to remain behind in the small town as bodyguards for the landowners or protectors of large clans. Although it wasn’t any better than being a guard, it would allow them to earn more money, which could make their lives more comfortable.
In short, after probing around for more than ten days, Li Yunmu’s groups had gained an approximate understanding of the ordinary people of the Origin World who truly had the lowest position.
Although they were better off than slum dwellers on the group’s Earth, these fishermen and their like were living far worse than ordinary people from where the descenders had come.
The Origin World was a place with an extremely rigid hierarchy where the majority of people were divided in a few classes.
The lowest rung was composed of the most ordinary people who couldn’t be considered much different from the slum dwellers on the group’s Earth. But with endless resources, as long as these people worked hard, they would have enough food and clothing.
Servants, civilians, bourgeois, officials—these classes described the hierarchy and power division in the Origin World.
Servants belonged to the lowest class, and they didn’t have even the most basic privileges or any personal rights. The people who had lost in wars and conflicts as well as their descendents belonged to this class. Sometimes, certain criminals were also pushed down to this servant class.
They were the same as slaves which were used on Li Yunmu’s Earth previously.
Civilians were the most ordinary people, like the fishermen. There was nothing much to say about them, for they were weak and fragile like ants and moles.
As for bourgeois, they had higher position and more privileges compared to the civilian class. The people of this rank also possessed a little freedom of speech compared to classes beneath them.
If someone from this class was murdered, a certain amount of attention would be given to catching the culprit, unlike the civilians whose deaths were basically ignored. The safety and assets of bourgeois were also provided a certain amount of protection.
Therefore, regardless of whether it were servants or the civilians, all of them had one goal in life, which was to struggle into the bourgeois class.
The requirement to enter this class was to possess a requisite amount of wealth and assets. If any civilian amassed the required amount, they could apply to become a bourgeois.
This requisite amount was roughly equal to ten thousand silver sand coins. In terms of strength, if a civilian had the power of nine oxen and cultivated one or two battle skills, they could also become a bourgeois.
It could be said that the dream of entering this class was precisely the thing for which the civilians and servants wanted to become physical flux experts. This kind of person was at the peak of nine oxen’s power and had also learned at least one crude fighting skill.
The requirements to enter the officials class were even higher. Actually, this class was mainly formed of people rising up from the bourgeois class. The amount of wealth required to do this was one million silver sand coins or the possession authentic qualifications to become a flux expert.
The people that belonged to this class possessed a certain amount of influence and power in the Origin World.
If someone possessed one hundred million silver sand coins, they could apply to become a large clan. Flux experts whose strength had attained a higher level could also create their own clans.
At the level of a large clan, the person could openly form what was known as personal power, but these still couldn’t compare to the power held by cities. Therefore, they could only be called large clans.
Once a person possessed the authority and had the right to form their own influential clan, they could naturally also form their own armed forces.
Thus, the authority in the Origin World was mainly in the hands of the people from the influential clans. In truth, they might not really be at the top of the pyramid, but it was definite that they were a community which possessed extremely great influence.