Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Luo XiaoLou walked back to the workshop. Shen Yuan was already surrounded by many Grade 7 parts. Luo XiaoLou greeted him with embarrassment, threw 125 the energy box he promised and went to the material room. Luo XiaoLou began to process the materials at the worktable, while 125 circled around Shen Yuan. He turned around a few times with his hands behind his back, both Shen Yuan and Luo XiaoLou were baffled and amused.
“What’s wrong with it?” Shen Yuan looked at 125 with a smile.
“Mn, no. It’s not right.” 125’s tail drew a circle on the ground and asked, “Have you been undergoing Spiritual Power limit experiments a lot lately?”
Luo XiaoLou froze, Shen Yuan was already wide-eyed with surprise. He looked at Luo XiaoLou and 125, then stopped the movement of his hands and slowly said, “Indeed.”
“Why? You…don’t you know this is very dangerous?” Luo XiaoLou looked at Shen Yuan in shock. For Spiritual Power there was no potion that could raise it, but the Spiritual Power limit experiment could raise Spiritual Power over a period of time. The experiment consisted of having a large number of super-tier mecha makers push Spiritual Power into his body.
It was risky since there was a chance of brain damage or complete nerve paralysis. Therefore, even though such experiments were available, not many people were willing to try them.
Shen Yuan blinked and then smiled slightly, “Don’t be nervous, I’m fine. This experiment is dangerous, but even if someone wants to try, it’s not necessarily an option. There are only so many super-tier mecha makers around. Even in Kane, only the top three of the younger generation can undergo this experiment. And the experiment, which has been improved by Kane many times, can guarantee that there is no danger. This technology Kane has, it hasn’t been revealed to the outside, so–”
Shen Yuan lowered his eyes. By definition he shouldn’t speak, but for Luo XiaoLou, he couldn’t help but want to say a few words.
For this experiment, at first Master Yan and Luo XiaoLou’s views were in favor, but then they were firmly opposed.
125’s paws landed on Shen Yuan’s head, and he reached out his nose to sniff. Of course, the latter action was just his habit. Then he ran back to Luo XiaoLou, climbed on his shoulders and said, “No. In fact, it’s not that there is no danger, but there is no apparent danger. Though paralysis or outright brain death were avoided, the Spiritual Power now in your body wasn’t completely absorbed. The Spiritual Power immersed in the depths of your brain cells and neurons, day by day, not only can’t be used by you, but also causes more and more trouble. It will be difficult to have a breakthrough in your Spiritual Power in the later stages. There is also the danger of an explosion when you use a large amount of Spiritual Power.”
125’s words made Shen Yuan and Luo XiaoLou both freeze. An intra-brain eruption was akin to brain death. Moreover, even if it didn’t explode, Spiritual Power stagnation was a blow for Shen Yuan as well.
“Then what to do? 125, you have a solution, right?” Luo XiaoLou said to 125 mentally. Before he knew the answer, he didn’t want to give false hope to Shen Yuan.
125’s big eyes swept Shen Yuan two times. He nodded, turned his head to Luo XiaoLou and said, “Mn. You’ll be able to assist him. Use your Spiritual Power to help him sort it out. Get rid of the Spiritual Power that can’t be absorbed in the body. But, this kind of Spiritual Restoration has to be done quickly, and it can’t be too frequent within a short period of time. Therefore, you’d better solve it at once.”
Luo XiaoLou was relieved. It was good to have a solution, although it would be a bit forced with his level of Spiritual Power. With the existence of cheats like energy stones, it would be a bit hard to bear, but he should be able to solve the problem.
Luo XiaoLou walked over, repeated 125’s words to Shen Yuan, and then solemnly said, “Shen Yuan, the matter is very important. I don’t dare to speak rashly, but if I help you treat it, I am ninety percent certain that I can do it. However, you can also go to the Master for help, I think the old man must have more than me –“
“No. You help me.” Shen Yuan closed his eyes. He didn’t have the face to bother Master Yan. Moreover, if Luo XiaoLou could find a problem that others missed, and dared to say ninety percent certain, it meant that Luo XiaoLou did have the ability. He knew Luo XiaoLou. If there was something he wasn’t sure of, he would never wrap up on himself.
“Okay. Then let’s do it now.” Luo XiaoLou glanced at the time. Now that he knew Shen Yuan had this kind of mental bomb in his body, he couldn’t let him help out like this anymore.
Luo XiaoLou first went to Dees and Ivan’s workroom to give an explanation, then instructed them to not let anyone else bother him. Then, Luo XiaoLou took Shen Yuan to a lounge inside the studio.
125 also came in so that he could give Luo XiaoLou guidance from the side.
Shen Yuan first followed the instructions of 125, who acted like a mentor. He relaxed his spirit, and then lay down on the bed.
Luo XiaoLou was more nervous than Shen Yuan. He took out a Level 5 energy stone, afraid that if his Spiritual Power wasn’t enough, it would harm Shen Yuan.
He took a deep breath, thought about the explanation from 125, and heeded the precautions. Luo XiaoLou sat on the edge of the bed. One hand was placed some distance above Shen Yuan’s head while he held the piece of Level 5 energy stone in the other hand.
Other than this, Luo XiaoLou was quite skilled in the use of Spiritual Power. He quickly focused his attention and began to gather Spiritual Power. He compressed the Spiritual Power into a very thin line and slowly explored Shen Yuan’s body. The moment it entered, Shen Yuan’s body stiffened, and his own Spiritual Power involuntarily resisted.
Shen Yuan’s heart felt a shock. Then he realized that the healing might be more dangerous than the Spiritual Power limit experiment. In that experiment, super-tier mecha makers’ Spiritual Power was first gathered to an instrument, and then into his body. But now, Luo XiaoLou’s Spiritual Power directly entered his body. One careless movement would cause an accident and both of them would be harmed.
Shen Yuan hurried to force himself to stabilize the Spiritual Power that was beginning to stir, as he tried to get Luo XiaoLou to stop, but soon, he felt an overwhelming feeling of comfort and warmth. That powerful and kind force almost effortlessly made his resistant Spiritual Power dissipate. Shen Yuan calmed down and slowly closed his eyes.
At that moment, he thought, even though he didn’t know Master Yan’s level, Luo XiaoLou’s Spiritual Power must be more powerful than his master’s Spiritual Power.
After Luo XiaoLou’s Spiritual Power entered, it began to slowly scan and comb forward, while it circled away from the area that 125 said must never be touched. Soon, Luo XiaoLou encountered the first spiritually solidified particle. He used Spiritual Power to slowly wrap the particle and wear it down, just as he had done with the gray energy he had absorbed into his body from the energy stone.
After the grinding process, Luo XiaoLou realized that the solidified particle had actually become Spiritual Power, so he quickly integrated it into Shen Yuan’s Spiritual Power. He couldn’t help but stare. 125 didn’t say to do so, but it wasn’t a bad thing. I just hope Shen Yuan can absorb it all. Although it will be extremely difficult, like what he did before. If it really was absorbed, it would benefit him a lot.
Luo XiaoLou’s Spiritual Power quickly spread out towards the next area. Luo XiaoLou and Shen Yuan couldn’t see it, but 125 stared in amazement at Luo XiaoLou’s Spiritual Power. It wasn’t exactly the same as human Spiritual Power.
125, who was exceptionally sensitive to Source of Consciousness, could see that this was the result of a mutation after fusing to a very small amount of Source of Consciousness and that this changed Spiritual Power should be easier to use on those spiritually condensed particles.
Moreover, when applied later, it would be very efficient.
Time passed. Three hours later, Luo XiaoLou began to absorb the energy in the energy stone. Shen Yuan’s forehead was full of sweat. From time to time he grimaced and his fingers constantly trembled. It seemed that he was suffering from some great pain.
125 glanced over, frowned, and quietly put a claw to Luo XiaoLou’s hand on the stone. That absorbed a third of the energy. Shen Yuan obviously couldn’t accept any more Spiritual Power.
Another hour later, Luo XiaoLou finally opened his eyes, and immediately looked nervously at Shen Yuan. It took too long, and he really hadn’t expected the sludge Spiritual Power to actually be so much. It seemed that the Kane Group, in order to cultivate talent, really hadn’t skimped on power.
At the same time, Luo XiaoLou was secretly worried that he was too inexperienced, and had caused Shen Yuan to be unable to accept this intensity of treatment.
Then a hand shook his hand, and gently let go.
It was Shen Yuan. He was fine!
Luo XiaoLou smiled. Now, Shen Yuan obviously needed to grind and digest the Spiritual Power in his body one more time so he didn’t open his eyes.
Luo XiaoLou watched for a while longer, then got up and walked out of the lounge.
As a result, just before reaching outside, there was a pause. Mr. Butler, Yuan Xi, Ivan and Dees were all there. Yuan Xi was leaning on his workbench, poking through it in boredom. When he saw Luo XiaoLou come out, his eyes lit up.
“So late?” Yuan Xi asked.
“Mn, my senior brother had a problem, but it’s fine now.” Luo XiaoLou explained briefly, then surveyed Yuan Xi. “Why did you come over today?”
“My mecha needed to be overhauled. I figured since I have my own mecha maker, there was no need to spend unnecessary money.”
Yuan Xi said this with certainty. The other three looked like he was daring them to call out his lie.
“Yeah, but as far as I know, it seems that you guys don’t spend money if you occasionally overhaul things at the military department.” Ivan couldn’t resist reminding him that it was purposely brought back as an excuse to visit Luo XiaoLou.
“I’m responsible for overhauling all of Yuan Xi’s mecha.” Luo XiaoLou smilingly stroked Ivan’s hair. In front of outsiders, he always gave Yuan Xi face.
“Here, but it’s too late now. It’s already dinner and rest time. Let’s talk about it tomorrow.” Yuan Xi ignored Ivan’s reminder and walked over to hold Luo XiaoLou’s waist. Luo XiaoLou told Mr. Butler about Shen Yuan. Mr. Butler said he would send someone to keep an eye on him, and asked him to put his mind at ease.
Only then did Luo XiaoLou follow Yuan Xi and leave.
After eating dinner, Yuan Xi accompanied Luo XiaoLou to walk outside for half an hour to digest their food. While they were walking back, Mr. Butler sent a message that Shen Yuan had woken up and he had arranged a guest room for Shen Yuan.
Luo XiaoLou was completely relieved, while Yuan Xi was itching to see the physical training room. He then took Luo XiaoLou in to train with him. Back in their room, Luo XiaoLou still pestered Yuan Xi to fight with him on the Internet.
Luo XiaoLou was ravaged in the virtual training room over and over again.
When Luo XiaoLou came down from the virtual network, he panted and sent one word to Yuan Xi. “Pervert!”
Yuan Xi couldn’t help but press him down, and picked up Luo XiaoLou’s chin then said, “Little beauty, is this not good enough? I’ll show you what a real pervert is.”
The next morning, Luo XiaoLou threw yesterday’s hated sparring record with Yuan Xi to 125, so it could be pre-processed first.
Afterwards, Luo XiaoLou saw Shen Yuan in front of the studio and couldn’t help but greet him with surprise, “Brother Shen, how are you?”
Shen Yuan looked at him with a smile and sighed. “Luckily I met you, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to find a place to regret later. Now, not only doesn’t my Spiritual Power have that stagnant feeling anymore, but it has also increased by almost a third. Master and the others will be happy when they find out.” He had raised that little bit of power but it took a lot of Kane’s financial and material resources.
Luo XiaoLou also smiled, “What are these words? I used to be the one who was always bothering Brother Shen.”
Shen Yuan’s mouth curved and he patted Luo XiaoLou’s shoulder. “All right. Don’t say anything polite. Let’s start. I also want to see how much my Spiritual Power can be improved now.”
It’s hard to say how much Shen Yuan had improved, but the two of them completed seven sets of Tier 7 mecha parts in four days, with Luo XiaoLou using the duplication function, and making two at a time. Shen Yuan made three sets of parts. So, if not for Luo XiaoLou’s Source of Consciousness functions, he still wasn’t as good as Shen Yuan.
Shen Yuan smiled faintly and shook his fingers. His Spiritual Power was improved, and his speed had become quite fast. More obviously, the success rate and effective utilization rate of the parts he made were greatly improved. It was just like those advantages of Luo XiaoLou’s were shared with him in part.
When it was done, the fusion of the bio-mecha was left to Luo XiaoLou alone. Shen Yuan hadn’t gone back for five days and was a bit hungover. He was anxious to tell his master about the Spiritual Power limit test, so he told Luo XiaoLou that he had to find something for him and left.
Luo XiaoLou began to fuse the beast genes after Shen Yuan left. The time had been set with Yuan Xi, and in six days, he would be leaving for LuoFu Star. Before that, he hoped to complete two Tier 7 bio-mecha.
However, the situation turned out far better than Luo XiaoLou expected, and he even overachieved on the fifth day. With seven sets of mecha parts, he had made three Tier 7 bio-mecha.
The increased success rate had a lot to do with the fact that he had already made several Tier 7 bio-mecha.
Luo XiaoLou tested the bio-mecha made for Yuan Xi and Luo ShaoTian, and they both reached the standard of a high Tier 9. Though they were only just on the edge of the high level, it was also a very big improvement. The more advanced the mecha, the more difficult it was to advance past the level. Not to mention, Tier 9 mecha stats weren’t comparable to other levels of mecha.
The last one was for Arthur. It still had Tier 9 mid-level stats, which might be attributed to the fact that Luo XiaoLou’s mecha for Yuan Xi and Luo ShaoTian had specially tailored structures.
Yuan Xi’s mecha was black this time. Luo ShaoTian’s mecha, after Luo XiaoLou quietly observed for a few days, was green and white according to Luo ShaoTian’s possible preference. Arthur’s mecha was dark blue.
Finally, Luo XiaoLou also modified the three men’s close-range weapons with energy stones.
On the sixth day, Luo XiaoLou sent off the mecha for Arthur, but when he looked at Yuan Xi and Luo ShaoTian’s space buttons, he felt that something was missing, so he simply made a lot more energy boxes for the two. Finally, Luo XiaoLou asked 125 for half of the black chert left over from last time, and made three super energy boxes. Now his level was far from the rookie level back then. He used less black chert than last time, and the energy reached 690,000 Luo.
A Grade 9 energy box! Energy boxes that had never appeared on the market!
One of them was undoubtedly swallowed by 125. Luo XiaoLou put the remaining two into the black space button, and the green and white space button, respectively, and then headed out with them.
Tomorrow, he would be going to LuoFu Star, so he should at least send the mecha out today.
Luo XiaoLou hesitated for half a day and directly contacted Luo ShaoTian with his communication device. He waited for more than ten seconds before he got through, after which Luo ShaoTian’s voice soon came, “Wait a moment. I’ll be back in two minutes.”
Luo ShaoTian was obviously busy. Luo XiaoLou opened his mouth to say it was okay, but Luo ShaoTian quickly turned off the communication device.
In fact, a minute later, Luo ShaoTian returned, and the place he was in now was no longer noisy. Apparently he’d gone to a quieter spot. “You’re looking for me? What‘s the matter?” The voice was very soft and calm, just like the impression Luo ShaoTian had always given Luo XiaoLou.
Luo XiaoLou swallowed, a little nervous for some reason, and he asked, “You’re busy now?”
“Not bad.” Luo ShaoTian said after two seconds of silence.
“Then forget it. If you have time tomorrow, come over–“
Luo XiaoLou didn’t have time to speak before Luo ShaoTian interrupted him, “Where are you now?”
Luo XiaoLou replied, “Huh? Of course, um, I’m at the side entrance of the royal palace now.”
“Stand there, I’ll be right over.” After saying that, Luo ShaoTian hung up the communicator.
Luo XiaoLou froze and looked at the communication device for two seconds, then leaned against the wall, as he waited for the person, that was his secretly admitted brother, to come over.
Ten minutes later, a black hover car stopped in front of him as it braked sharply.
Luo ShaoTian jumped out of the car, then walked towards Luo XiaoLou who was in a tangle. Luo XiaoLou frowned at the sight of Luo ShaoTian standing there. His brother, or something, was taller than he was at that point. Really abominable.
Luo ShaoTian looked at him innocently, and quickly asked, “What’s wrong?”
Luo XiaoLou secretly sighed and threw the space button to Luo ShaoTian. “Nothing. I’m going out tomorrow. I made you something.”
When Luo ShaoTian’s eyes widened in surprise, Luo XiaoLou quickly added, “Just…just consider it a thank you gift for the gloves.”
Luo ShaoTian took the space button and was silent for a few seconds. Then he grabbed the back of Luo XiaoLou’s collar as he was walking in and said with a strained face, “I don’t need a thank you gift. I mean, those gloves were just…”
Holy shit! What kind of person was this?!
Luo XiaoLou angrily turned around, his face embarrassed, and called out, “Okay. Well, you win. This thing…is what I want to give you! And…it’s customized to your battle mode, so there’s simply no way to send another-“
Luo ShaoTian froze for a second, then quickly put away the green and white space button in his hand, and said, “Thanks.”
Luo XiaoLou felt himself choking on the unfinished words. He glared at Luo ShaoTian for a few moments and tried to put up a brotherly front. “Go ahead and try it out. If you have any debugging problems, you can come to me in a few days.”
“Okay.” Luo ShaoTian looked at Luo XiaoLou who was walking back. His face, which was always cold, suddenly showed a faint smile.
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I finally got Luo XiaoLou to send ShaoTian’s mecha out! And in more dumb time more not dumb word count!