Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Finally, Luo XiaoLou frowned and put down the parts in his hands. He picked up the drawing and studied it. After he analyzed the process that had just failed, he added some things that needed attention from time to time. When he finished sorting things out, he found Dees and Ivan were already sitting in the chairs next to him, waiting. He couldn’t help but look over as he said with a smile, “All done for today?”
“Mn,” Dees nodded. Now he and Ivan went to the virtual network every day to learn the basics. Then Luo XiaoLou would explain in more detail than on the chip, so the two were basically having no difficulties.
Luo XiaoLou stood up and said, “Okay, then we’re done here for today.”
Ivan saw the two semi-finished mecha on the ground, enviously touched them and followed Luo XiaoLou outside.
That night, Luo XiaoLou was lying in bed and thinking about the day’s events, when suddenly a hand reached out, arms went around him and Yuan Xi asked, “What’s the matter?”
Luo XiaoLou was surprised for two seconds. Yuan Xi could actually see that he was in a restless mood.
“Nothing. It’s just that I found that the success rate of the Tier 7 bio-mecha is too low, and it’s the first time I’ve encountered this kind of problem.” Luo XiaoLou said, after a moment of hesitation. He found it very natural to tell Yuan Xi about his difficulties, although Yuan Xi couldn’t help him in this regard.
Yuan Xi hummed softly after he heard this, and said, while he rubbed Luo XiaoLou’s waist, “That’s not a big deal. When I practiced difficult moves before, the longest time it took was a month. You’re only a few days in.”
The pressure in Luo XiaoLou’s heart suddenly disappeared. He quietly smiled. Recently his success came so easily that he forgot the past, when he would miss hundreds of times. This was one or two mistakes. What was he worried about?
“Besides, to get that old man Hatton to talk about you every day is pretty — a little bit of skill.” Yuan Xi said, in a slightly too critical way. In fact, every time he saw others praise Luo XiaoLou, Yuan Xi was really proud, but also tangled. He secretly hoped to hide Luo XiaoLou away so that he alone could see the beautiful side of Luo XiaoLou.
Luo XiaoLou understood the compliment meant that in Yuan Xi’s opinion, he has been very good, and couldn’t help but smile as he said, “Yes, it’s not hard, but how do I deserve his excellency, the prince?”
Yuan Xi’s face was a little red. He was glad that the room only had a hazy wall lamp as he gently pushed Luo XiaoLou, who leaned close to his body, away and said in a wicked voice, “Lost? Then give me a massage. Step on my back. These days, I’ve been busy everywhere, and I’m exhausted.”
Luo XiaoLou obediently climbed up and stood on Yuan Xi, only to step on his waist. Not long after, a foot reached to Yuan Xi’s shoulder and stepped hard as he asked, “Did you tell your father about your genetic level upgrade?”
Yuan Xi reached out to hold the foot that Luo XiaoLou used to step on his shoulder, and muttered, “Recently, I’ve only wanted to be in bed with you…” Before Luo XiaoLou could try to escape, he dragged his foot down, then looked at the white and clean toes in front of him and suddenly nibbled.
Luo XiaoLou laughed and shrieked. He broke away, then was rolled over and pinned under Yuan Xi’s body.
Yuan Xi, still shocked at what he had just done, finally attributed it to the actions of a good husband who loves his wife. He proudly waited for Luo XiaoLou to compliment and flatter him.
Luo XiaoLou used his hand to push back Yuan Xi’s face as it came close to him, and said disgustedly, “It’s dirty, don’t kiss me.”
“…” Yuan Xi, who was already annoyed, had a black face, but again, because of the dim lighting, Luo XiaoLou hadn’t seen it at all.
The next day, Luo XiaoLou arrived at the studio and first explained to Dees and Ivan how to handle twenty materials, and about the steps of making a Grade 1 part. Then he went to his workroom. 125 came over and said, “I studied the tissue that Cyril brought last time.”
Luo XiaoLou was stunned and immediately asked, “There are results?”
125 nodded. “Suffice to say, the degree of change in the octopus man’s body is enormous. It’s tougher, with increased hardness, increased cell division ability, their wounds heal easily and they can even connect severed limbs again. High defense, high recovery and very aggressive. No wonder Cyril and the others are having trouble. This is beyond the realm of ordinary beasts. Most importantly, a substance released from these cells can affect the spirit of the beast, something that ordinary mecha can’t block.”
“What then?” Luo XiaoLou frowned. The beast’s body was already much more powerful than humans, if Cyril and the others were like this, how would the humans fare in their position then?
125 put away that result statement, then said, “Although it’s powerful, it’s not invincible, as Cyril also said. Just very difficult to fight against. They used a normal mecha. I think the bio-mecha may work. Moreover, bio-mecha can effectively protect them from this kind of mental attack.”
“Bio-mecha? It’s actually so useful?” Luo XiaoLou said, dumbfounded. The bio-mecha wouldn’t just improve their attack, but their defense also couldn’t compare. Luo XiaoLou suddenly said, “I must get the design of all these mecha and try to study the method of high-tier mecha mass production.”
“Like Yuan Xi said, you also shouldn’t give yourself too much work. Tier 3 and Tier 4 bio-mecha may not be enough, however. The higher the mecha’s tier is, the better.” 125 said. “When the Tier 7 mecha is finished, tell Cyril to come to visit. I’ll give him the samples and drawings, since there is only so much I can help with.”
Luo XiaoLou approached the third copy of the Tier 7 mecha parts, and took a deep breath. He needed to recall everything he did yesterday, Then he began to assemble and fuse.
125 didn’t dare disturb him. He just ran to the side to pick up the energy boxes Luo XiaoLou made for him.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t know how long it took. He used an energy stone once to replenish the Source of Consciousness, and when he again consumed his Source of Consciousness clean, a beautiful cyan mecha finally appeared in the workroom. Luo XiaoLou wiped the sweat from his forehead and stepped down from the metal platform with eyes full of excitement. The Tier 7 mecha’s stats had reached the Tier 9 intermediate mecha level!
“It’s so overpowering!” Ivan rushed over and threw himself into Luo XiaoLou’s arms. “I, I just want to learn how to make this kind of mecha!”
Dees also looked on in awe as he murmured, “This feels really different.”
Even what Ling Xiao and the others were using now was nowhere near as good as this mecha.
Luo XiaoLou smiled, delighted, then secretly sighed. A three-to-one success rate was too low. He couldn’t have known that if those high-tier mecha makers heard his words, they would be angry with him. To make a Tier 7 mecha, a high-tier mecha maker would take up to a month because the Tier 7 mecha consumed too much Spiritual Power.
“Luo XiaoLou, since you finished it, I want to tell you good news!” Ivan said with a heated smile.
“Oh? What is it?”
“Arthur just contacted me. He said they successfully robbed the group of guys who dared to kidnap me! I’m going to go back and get my revenge.” Ivan said with a grin on his face.
Luo XiaoLou also smiled. Although he didn’t know who those people were, they dared to mess with the people of the Grey Galaxy. He could only say that they really had no eyes.
Luo XiaoLou suddenly thought of one thing. He looked down and said to Ivan, “Ah, yes, wait. There is something. When I went to save you, there was a person in that group that I fought against. If possible, I hope I can find that person and ransom him.”
“No problem. It’s on me.” Ivan patted his small chest and looked like he could be in charge.
While they were having lunch, Yuan Xi, likewise, contacted Luo XiaoLou and told him about the development of Grey Galaxy, and Luo XiaoLou shared some joyful feelings with him.
Finally, Yuan Xi told Luo XiaoLou again, that they might leave a few days late. Luo XiaoLou must wait for him to go search for the source fruit together, otherwise he would not feel comfortable.
Luo XiaoLou, of course, agreed. In fact, he himself was not at ease.
The next two days, Luo XiaoLou painstakingly made a Tier 7 bio-mecha and a Tier 6 bio-mecha. As for the Tier 5 mecha, the good thing was that he still had one he’d made previously, so he directly fused with the beast genes to it. Then Luo XiaoLou asked 125 to contact Cyril and make a copy of the designs for the Tier 3 to Tier 7 bio-mecha. Then he took a few space buttons and met Cyril again in Heavenly Winter’s VIP room.
For 125’s conclusions, and Luo XiaoLou’s design diagrams, Cyril was exceptionally surprised. Without the leadership of exotic beasts, they really were struggling, so it was a good thing Luo XiaoLou and 125 helped them solve this problem.
“Your Highness, I can’t stay much longer either. I believe they are about to make a move on this side. If it’s dangerous, I hope you can come to our side. We will protect you.” Saying that, Cyril bent down and kissed the back of Luo XiaoLou’s hand.
Luo XiaoLou’s mouth twitched. He really didn’t understand the etiquette of the beasts. “This isn’t a good time, but feel free to contact me if there is a problem.”
This time Cyril left quickly.
After measuring the data, Luo XiaoLou made a mecha for Yuan Xi and gave a copy to the Ministry of the Military. Although Yuan Xi was unhappy at not getting the first one, after receiving a Tier 7 bio-mecha that was the equivalent of a Tier 9 mecha in combat power, he was still quite thrilled.
“I will make one for you, and before I leave, I want to try and make you a Tier 8 bio-mecha,” Luo XiaoLou said with a smile.
“…Okay.” Yuan Xi said reluctantly.
Next, Luo XiaoLou plunged into the manufacture of the Tier 8 mecha, but when he had successfully made two copies of the Tier 8 mecha parts, he found that, gene fusion aside, he couldn’t successfully assemble the Tier 8 mecha.
“What’s going on here? While the success rate gets lower as the level goes up, this is too much, right?” Luo XiaoLou had no choice but to go to Kane to see his master. This time, after asking Master Yan’s permission to go to Kane, he also brought Dees and Ivan with him.
Master Yan was busy. When he saw Luo XiaoLou, he directly beckoned him over and asked Luo XiaoLou to help him with his work.
Under the dumbfounded eyes of Dees and Ivan, Luo XiaoLou quickly changed into the lowest level of assistant clothes, and began to help Master Yan handle materials and make some small parts.
After a morning of work, Master Yan’s work came to an end. As Dees and Ivan watched the busy work hall and Master Yan’s mid-range roar, they realized how gentle Luo XiaoLou was when he taught class, and they were even happier.
Master Yan took the finished product towards a lab and before he left, asked Luo XiaoLou to bring them to his office to wait for him.
Luo XiaoLou looked at Dees and Ivan with amusement. “It’s nothing at all. Don’t look down on this kind of working environment. If you come for a few days, you can learn much faster here than following me.”
Dees and Ivan both shook their heads in fear. Ivan stumbled and said, “We’re coming back…back with you. To increase our learning, we follow you. Yes, yes!”
When Master Yan entered the office with Shen Yuan, he greeted Luo XiaoLou with a smile and then swept past the two people behind Luo XiaoLou, who was busy introducing them to Shen Yuan, who greeted them politely.
At this time, Master Yan coughed from above and said, “First, report on your recent progress. Recently, many old friends have contacted me to say that they congratulate me on having a good disciple, which is certainly the right thing to do. Well, tell us about yourself in detail.”
Luo XiaoLou then talked about all his recent research, and finally complained about the ultra-low success rate of the Tier 7 bio-mecha.
Shen Yuan was silent for a while, then sighed. “I’ve been following the master for years, and I’m just starting to make Tier 7 mecha. I thought I’d surpass you, the little guy, but I didn’t expect that you’d actually make a whole bio-mecha.”
Master Yan’s eyes also lit up. Although his research was not in this direction, he was also very interested in bio-mecha.
Luo XiaoLou brought out an electronic book and pushed it to Master Yan, “Master, this is some of my research. You can take a look.”
Master Yan and Shen Yuan froze, then Master Yan smiled broadly. His eyes were touched and gratified. Usually with this kind of technology, a person would never easily pass it on, but Luo XiaoLou gave it to him without hesitation.
Master Yan picked up the electronic book, then turned his head to look at Luo XiaoLou, “You know I’ve been in Kane for so many years, so they will certainly learn from this too. Why still give this to me?”
“When Master taught me, he didn’t limit me to serve anyone either, didn’t he?” Luo XiaoLou said. Master Yan even warned the senior management of Kane not to take a shot at him. So while Luo XiaoLou came in and out so many times, others found it hard to casually recruit Luo XiaoLou into Kane.
Moreover, he had taken Master Yan as a master, or even like a father.
Master Yan touched the electronic book and smiled. “If I’m not wrong about this thing, only the military department has it, right?” Luo XiaoLou nodded. Master Yan then said, “Don’t worry. If Kane wants this, I will first make them get permission from the military department, and then have Kane give you the proper payment. You are my disciple. They wouldn’t dare to take advantage of you. Until then, I will only have Shen Yuan study it.”
Luo XiaoLou’s eyes curved. He nodded, then said, “Master, I came here today because I have a difficult problem, and need to ask you for advice. My Tier 8 mecha can’t be made no matter what.”
When this question came out, Master Yan and Shen Yuan were stunned again.
Master Yan quickly came back to his senses, glared at Luo XiaoLou, and scolded him with a smile, “Do you think mecha are all cabbages that you can make whenever you want? Do you know why there are so few Tier 8 and 9 mecha? Even for me, the number of Tier 8 and 9 mecha that I have made in the past ten years is not more than ten. If between Tier 6 and Tier 7 is a watershed, then between Tier 8 and Tier 9, it is a heavenly stream. The success rate is so low because it depends solely on luck. When the time and place are right, this kind of mecha will come out.”
Luo XiaoLou looked at Master Yan, dumbfounded. He really hadn’t known that Tier 8 and 9 mecha were so difficult to make. He had only upgraded Yuan Xi’s Tier 8 mecha but hadn’t made it.
“In other words, I can only make them out of Tier 7 mecha for now?” asked Luo XiaoLou.
“Brat, you’re not bad. If you can make a Tier 8 mecha, whatever you want, I’ll get it for you!” Master Yan blew his beard and glared.
Luo XiaoLou laughed, “Well then. It really can’t be forced, so let’s wait and figure it out later.” Anyway, the Tier 7 bio-mecha was equivalent to an ordinary Tier 9 mecha. Now he had accomplished constructing a Tier 7 bio-mecha. Although the success rate wasn’t high, doing a few frames was not a problem at all.
After that, Luo XiaoLou hurriedly said goodbye. Master Yan and Shen Yuan also wanted to quickly see Luo XiaoLou’s theory, but he didn’t stop.
“Well, it seems that I can only make a Tier 7 bio-mecha for Yuan Xi and Luo ShaoTian for now. Forget about it, and pick two of the best ones for them.” Luo XiaoLou said to himself.
It was also time to start making Arthur’s mecha. God knows, he had always had his heart set on making a Tier 10 mecha for Yuan Xi. He wondered when that would happen.
“Brother Luo, why did you give the bio-mecha to that group?” Ivan asked in disbelief. In anyone’s eyes, this kind of authoritative technology was, of course, better in their own hands.
Luo XiaoLou stroked Ivan’s head and said, “If the great war wasn’t imminent, I would have stressed to Master that it couldn’t be given to others. Now, if Kane can get the consent of the military department, it’s fine. They’ve always been on Yuan Xi’s side, and besides, this step has been considered for you guys.”
Luo XiaoLou said slowly, “If we go to war in the future, Grey Galaxy will definitely need a large number of Tier 4 and Tier 5 mecha. Getting the military department to give Grey Galaxy such a large number of mecha, do you think it is possible? At least before Yuan Xi changes the relationship between the Empire and the Grey Galaxy, it’s not easy to say. And what I can make alone is limited after all. If Kane wants my technology, then I can buy large quantities of mecha from them.”