The Star Shield Shelter was divided into three floors: upper, middle, and lower. Most folks just ended up staying in the lower district.
To live in the middle district, you must become an Enhanced.
As for the upper district, it was where the shelter management and the elites lived.
Of course, people like them who had just been rescued could only stay in the lower district.
At this point, the administrator of the lower district had arrived, taking over the work from the military. After the security team shouted, everyone lined up and started moving.
The area in the lower district was about 200,000 square meters. According to Roger, there were a lot of people living here, more than 150,000 people. The population was considered quite dense.
As Lin Xinghai walked in deeper with the group, he realized the lower district was even worse than Roger had portrayed.
There was no city planning with the streets arranged randomly. The houses were crowded together to save space, giving off a chaotic vibe.
Most people on the streets looked pale and gaunt, their clothes noticeably ragged. As Lin Xinghai got closer, he was hit by a foul stench, likely from them not having bathed in days.
“This is just like a refugee area.” Lin Xinghai couldn’t help but sigh.
Yet he understood that it was just the way things were, boiling down to the issue of limited resources.
Considering the desolate scene outside at the Earth’s surface, it was a miracle that the Star Shield Shelter could still support so many people.
After advancing for about 15 minutes, the group stopped. What appeared in front of everyone was a dilapidated building.
At that moment, residents were coming out of these buildings with their bags. Most of them had a numb look in their eyes. Then, under the patrol team’s urging, they quickly left.
At this time, an administrator stepped up onto a platform with a megaphone and announced loudly, “Hello everyone, let me introduce myself. My name is Ji Yuan. As you can see, this area has been temporarily cleared out for you all to live in.”
The announcement stirred up a commotion. These buildings were dilapidated. Many parts of the exterior wall had come off, making them doubt if the place was still habitable.
Some people started to protest. At first, only a few people were protesting, but their voices gradually grew louder and louder.
Ji Yuan stepped up on the platform, smiling. He raised his hand to quiet everyone down and said, “The appearance of these buildings is shabby, right? Don’t worry! The interior of the buildings will only be much worse.”
The complaints instantly escalated into an uproar, with many wondering if they had heard correctly.
Don’t worry? The interiors are much worse?
Ji Yuan seemed completely oblivious to everyone’s reactions, his smile unwavering. “I know you all have a lot on your minds right now, but please, let me say one thing first.”
He cleared his throat and roared, “Feel free to leave if you don’t want to stay here.”
The crowd went silent.
By this point, Ji Yuan’s smile had completely disappeared, replaced by a stern look. “Resources in the refuge are limited. We don’t accommodate freeloaders or the useless. If you want a good meal and place to stay, show your worth, earn points, and then you can move out of here.”
After he finished speaking, he gestured to the side. Immediately after, staff members came forward, handing out sheets of paper filled with information.
“Let’s not waste time. Everything I want to tell you is written on this piece of paper. Read it when you have the time.”
“The buildings behind me are all 6-people dormitories. You can now pair up with people you know and stay together.”
“If you can’t find a roommate, we’ll assign you later. Now, I’m giving you 10 minutes.” After saying this, Ji Yuan glanced at his wristwatch and stood quietly.
Ji Yuan didn’t say much, but every word he spoke carried loads of information, leaving many people taken aback.
However, everyone had to get moving. Their current situation was bad enough, and the idea of having to live with strangers was almost too much to bear.
At this moment, Lin Xinghai seemed to be an outsider. He put his hands in his pockets calmly and stood there.
Sky Fracture Mercenary Group provided housing for official members in the middle district. The only catch was that he had to become an Enhanced to live in the middle district.
Becoming an Enhanced was a luxury for many people. However, for Lin Xinghai, it was just a matter of a day or two.
So, he glanced around out of boredom, waiting for the time to pass before getting his dormitory assignment.
“Ah! Lin Xinghai, I finally found you.” A surprised exclamation sounded from the side. When he turned his head to look, he saw a stunning beauty standing gracefully, her captivating eyes fixed intently on him.
“Uh…” Lin Xinghai was taken aback and realized he had overlooked a significant issue.
The fact was that even though he had transmigrated to this new world, he hadn’t inherited the memories of this body. He had no idea what the beautiful woman in front of him was called.
Before Lin Xinghai could figure out how to respond, the woman grabbed his hand, “Follow me!”
“Whoa! Are the women in this era so straightforward?” Lin Xinghai couldn’t help but think to himself.
But man, her hand is so soft and fair!
Lin Xinghai shook his head to clear his mind. Now was not the time to think about such things. Instead, he needed to consider how to handle the beautiful woman in front of him without giving himself away.
Many thoughts swirled in his mind, one after another being dismissed. In the end, Lin Xinghai decided to pretend he had amnesia.
Just as he was pondering how best to approach the subject, the beautiful woman holding his hand suddenly stopped.
“I’ve found our last roommate!” The beautiful woman announced loudly as she led Lin Xinghai to a group of people.
Instantly, both Lin Xinghai and the four people in front of him were left stunned.
That was because all of them were women, and not just any women, but young and beautiful ones.
“Liu Miaomiao, have you lost your mind? Why did you bring a guy back?” After a brief, stunned silence, the most curvaceous beauty among them was the first to exclaim.
She immediately pulled Liu Miaomiao aside, and several others quickly followed, leaving Lin Xinghai standing there awkwardly.
Although he stood still, his genetic enhancement had already reached 26%, leading to significant improvements in many aspects of his body, including his hearing. So, he could faintly make out the conversation of the women not too far away.
Wang Yao, calm down.” Liu Miaomiao said seriously, looking at her companions. “Bringing him here was a well-thought-out decision. Think about it, we’re not in the peaceful times we once were. If a group of beauties like us catches the eye of someone with bad intentions, what then?”
“So, for the sake of safety, the best solution is obviously to have a ‘bodyguard’ around!”
“A bodyguard? Him?” Wang Yao’s voice was filled with skepticism.
“He might not look that muscular, but back in his freshman year, he won the provincial ‘Sanda’  championship. He could easily take down four or five guys.” Liu Miaomiao explained.
“Even if what you said is true, are you not afraid of inviting the wrong person into our dorm?” Wang Yao raised another concern.
“Don’t worry, he is oblivious. He used to be a popular figure in our class. Many girls, some even as good-looking as me, threw themselves at him, but he never showed any interest. There were even rumors about his sexual orientation.” Liu Miaomiao explained.
“So don’t worry!” Liu Miaomiao assured, patting her chest.
Lin Xinghai, who was not far away and had overheard this, had his face darkened instantly.