Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Luo XiaoLou was stiff. As they went to the corridor, he mentally asked 125 what to do.
125 wasn’t yet aware of the change in Luo XiaoLou’s power. He was startled, but told Luo XiaoLou to try.
Luo XiaoLou sent a thread of power to 125. Soon, that thread disappeared. 125’s voice immediately came, “I’ll test it right away. Don’t use it.”
Luo XiaoLou agreed that he wouldn’t use his new spiritual power after he arrived at Old Man Hatton’s. Moreover, the military department was full of experts. In fact, he couldn’t compare with these people except in the design novelty and his spiritual powers. When he thought about this, Luo XiaoLou settled down.
It didn’t take long for the two men to arrive at the mecha R&D department. The soldiers outside immediately saluted the two, and one of them said respectfully, “Two Highnesses. Please come inside. Lieutenant General Hatton has already sent someone to ask several times.”
Yuan Xi nodded his head and walked in first. He was going to confirm with the old man the time he would come to pick up Luo XiaoLou. In addition, He wanted to show the outsiders that the Prince and Prince Consort were in love, and remind those who had ideas, that hitting on his wife was absolutely unacceptable.
Once the door opened, the two found that the people here were as busy and intense as those in the military conference room and command.
However, there was a slight difference. For the people in the conference room and command, when they greeted the two, their eyes were mostly looking at Yuan Xi. Here, the people’s respectful eyes were mostly resting on Luo XiaoLou.
Yuan Xi’s gaze softened a lot, while his heart held a small pride and joy that he didn’t want others to know about. After he greeted Lieutenant General Hatton, Yuan Xi looked at the door a few more times before he left the mecha R&D department. At such moments, he was much busier than Luo XiaoLou.
In the crowd, the busy Lieutenant General Hatton saw Luo XiaoLou, and his eyes lit up for a moment. He immediately asked his assistant to take Luo XiaoLou to change his clothes.
“Come quickly. We were waiting for you.” Lieutenant General Hatton said enthusiastically. Ever since Luo XiaoLou delivered the bio-mecha drawings, he had become more and more polite to Luo XiaoLou. Several other admirals sighed. Even when he dealt with His Majesty Yuan Lie, the stubborn old man had never been this enthusiastic.
Lieutenant General Hatton’s greeting made several masters and high-tier mecha makers invited by the Ministry of the Military look over. Several of them felt they understood things immediately after they discovered Luo XiaoLou’s identity.
Although these people knew something about His Highness the Prince Consort’s research on bio-mecha, most people weren’t convinced in their hearts. They thought that it was likely that the palace had allowed His Highness the Prince Consort to hang his name under the bio-mecha subject studied by the Ministry of the Military in order to elevate the royal family, a situation not unheard of in other royal houses.
It was true that Prince Consort was very good at making Tier 5 mecha at such a young age, but that only meant that he was a teenage genius. He was just a young man, and he hadn’t even graduated from college yet.
Also the mecha manufacturing profession had never lacked genius. But to announce that a young man assembled and manufactured a bio-mecha?
Over the years, there had been many high-tier mecha makers who had moved in the direction of bio-mecha. But none of them have ever succeeded. Also, mecha manufacturing was very much about practical experience, not to mention the Spiritual Power required for high-tier mecha manufacturing.
There was no way to improve Spiritual Power except by training and accumulating it. That was why famous mecha masters were mostly older. Of course, there were some great families that had secret methods to enhance it, but you just had to look at the extremely low success rate to know that most of those methods weren’t desirable. Even if they succeeded, there would be horrible after-effects.
Among a number of people with non-committal or unspoken smiles, Luo XiaoLou changed clothes and rushed over. He would have liked to dawdle, but when he saw the anxious and sweaty assistant who followed him, it was too embarrassing to make small movements.
Lieutenant General Hatton called Luo XiaoLou to his side, then waved his hand at the crowd to signal that the study should continue.
Luo XiaoLou wasn’t likely to notice how others looked at him at such moments. He was drawn to the huge, dark green mecha as soon as he saw it. Yuan Xi had captured the mecha, and he wanted to see why the octopus person’s mecha was so deadly.
Luo XiaoLou carefully observed the movements of Lieutenant General Hatton and others. He realized that the men were disassembling the mecha, as they prepared to analyze the parts one by one.
“Lieutenant General, what just happened still keeps happening. As soon as it is separated, the various active wires around the parts are immediately destroyed,” one of the military department’s mecha manufacturers reported glumly.
The others were also shaking their heads. They said that they were thoroughly analyzing the octopus man’s mecha, but now that it was difficult to do even the most basic disassembly, how do they analyze it?
Lieutenant General Hatton frowned and stared at the disassembled parts for half a day. Finally he said, “Everyone stop now. Those with Spiritual Power higher than six levels come forward.”
The crowd looked at each other, and finally a few people stepped forward, while more people stepped back.
Lieutenant General Hatton said seriously, “If I’m right, the entire mecha should be littered with self-destruct systems. Also the conduction devices are fundamentally different from ours. Since we can’t dismantle it through normal methods, we can only try Spiritual Power dismantling.”
Several mecha makers, none of whom were young, looked at each other and nodded solemnly. They thought it was feasible. This kind of pure Spiritual Power operation would definitely consume a lot of Spiritual Power. Normally, even if someone asked them to do it with a gold card, they would never nod easily. But now during a war, they were willing to do what they could.
Those mecha makers who retreated, had envy in their eyes. When would they also have this level of Spiritual Power…
Lieutenant General Hatton, on the other hand, looked at Luo XiaoLou in surprise. Although he was able to create a Tier 7 bio-mecha, he didn’t believe that Luo XiaoLou’s Spiritual Power was greater than Level 6.
Luo XiaoLou, purely and innocently, showed a decent smile to Lieutenant General Hatton, stood calmly behind him, and didn’t move.
Lieutenant General Hatton shrugged. He let the only six remaining people start to the process, then leaned over to Luo XiaoLou’s ear and said, “What do you think of this method?”
“It’s a very good breakthrough.” Luo XiaoLou immediately gave an affirmation, but didn’t blush or gasp when he praised Lieutenant General Hatton.
Lieutenant General Hatton stared at him suspiciously for a moment, then turned around and started to work on it as well.
Luo XiaoLou applied his body’s spiritual power to his eyes, and immediately saw the white Spiritual Power around several high-tier mecha makers. Some were thick and some were thin. The white lines around Lieutenant General Hatton, and another smiling old man with a white beard were the thickest. Obviously their Spiritual Power was much stronger than the others.
Even so, Luo XiaoLou frowned. After he came out of the Gray Hole, he was surprised to find that his Spiritual Power was almost comparable to that of Lieutenant General Hatton. Not to mention, that his Source of Consciousness was several times stronger than his Spiritual Power.
At the time, it seemed that even without Source of Consciousness, his path of becoming a mecha maker wouldn’t be too difficult to follow.
Now, when Luo XiaoLou looked at these people’s movements, and compared the speed at which he made Tier 7 mecha parts, he immediately thought, This is too slow. At this rate, these people will have probably just finished dismantling the mecha after three days and nights of no sleep. Disassembly entirely by Spiritual Power and manual disassembly itself are two different things. If you do it directly, you can probably do it in less than half an hour.
But, he simply didn’t dare to help now.
While Luo XiaoLou was regretting the ground, 125’s voice suddenly appeared in his mind.
“I’ve finished checking.”
Luo XiaoLou froze. He didn’t say anything, just clenched his hand, and quietly waited for the results of 125’s test. He only had one power now. If he really couldn’t show it in front of people, then his mecha manufacturing road of hardship didn’t need to be explained. Loneliness was certain.
125 was silent for a while, then suddenly said, “Congratulations! Your new power, my dear, will never be suspected again! No matter how it is tested. The human instrument only shows up as full Spiritual Power, while the exotic beast instrument shows up as full Source of Consciousness. My dear, this has to be said. It is a blessing in disguise, your good luck is simply enviable!”
Luo XiaoLou was dumbfounded to hear the congratulations of 125. He couldn’t believe it was true.
“I’ve tested it at least a hundred times, the error rate is less than 0.0001%.” 125 said discontentedly, and then goaded Luo XiaoLou, “Try it. There are so many people here, and all are connoisseurs. You will know the result once you try. Don’t worry, if something really happens, we can elope!”
Luo XiaoLou took a deep breath. 125’s suggestion moved him, but before he followed it, he educated 125, “Honey, elopement does not work that way.”
“Then how does it work?” 125 asked, unashamed.
“Uh, for example, use it on you and Cloudy Sky–“
“With that wood?! I can’t believe your vision!! Even if you can’t, don’t you think Mu Chen or Shen Yuan would be more suitable for me? They will definitely take care of me and love me!” 125 was out of his mind. Cloudy Sky? Can Cloudy Sky be compared to it? This world must be crazy.
“…pretend I didn’t say anything.” Luo XiaoLou said.
Luo XiaoLou took a step forward. The mecha makers who were concentrating didn’t notice. When someone started to use Spiritual Power, it was usually hard to observe your surroundings unless you were specifically paying attention.
The other mecha makers around him froze. Some were excited, some were expectant, and some were shaking their heads in amusement, as they laughed at Luo XiaoLou’s conceit and self-exploitation.
Luo XiaoLou stood to the side of Lieutenant General Hatton, and unlike the other mecha makers, went to put his hands near the mecha. He reached out with his left hand, but when he was still a short distance away from the mecha, he stopped. With a thought, his power, which even he found terrifying, began to surge.
After he thought about it, Luo XiaoLou pulled back sixty percent. Immediately afterwards, a loud noise suddenly echoed in the room which had been abnormally quiet because the high-tier mecha makers were going to apply Spiritual Power.
Not only the people on the outside, but also the high-tier mecha makers who were dismantling with Spiritual Power were stunned, and withdrew from their state of total concentration. Then, when they saw the situation in front of them, they couldn’t help but suck in their breath.