Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Master Hebrew laughed, looked at Master Yan and said, “Not to mention a year, in my lifetime. If you can make a Tier 10 mecha before me, I’ll even…even lose to you! Your little disciple…good is good, but the ability to find trouble is also first-class, ah.”
“Hmph, ambition is good. I think he is much better than you when you were young!” Master Yan glared at Master Hebrew. He hesitated for a moment, then took out a chip and handed it to Luo XiaoLou. “This is my years of manufacturing Tier 10 mecha I’ve left behind. There are several design drawings, but they all failed. I also recorded the failures of my experience. If you really want to toss your hat in, take a look. It may help you a little.”
When he looked at the chip, even the red-faced Master Hebrew didn’t speak. Old Man Yan was stubborn and proud for so many years. He has rarely admitted his failure, but this moment, even to have witnesses to his failure by bringing it out, it could be seen that his attention to his own disciple’s desire was still strong.
Luo XiaoLou took it with both hands. His fingers trembled a little, but soon, he calmed down and whispered, “Master, I will try my best.”
Master Yan smiled and patted Luo XiaoLou’s shoulder. “If you have any problems, feel free to come to me.” After that, he looked at Master Hebrew with a bit of smugness. “If my apprentice makes it. It will be considered a win for me.”
Master Hebrew immediately looked to Mu Chen at his side. The corners of Mu Chen’s mouth shook, and he calmly said, “Your looking at me is useless. At present, I absolutely cannot make Tier 10 mecha.”
Master Yan laughed out loud. “This disciple of yours is much cuter than you, but unfortunately his vision of finding a master doesn’t work.” This sentence he remembered for a long time, now he finally returned it to the old man.
When they saw the two begin to fight again, Luo XiaoLou and Mu Chen looked at each other. Then under the pleading eyes of the two old men’s poor assistants, persuaded the two to go to rest first. Anyway, they had to stay in the military for a long time, so they had plenty of time to spar.
Mu Chen planned to go back to visit his mother first, but before he left, he said to Luo XiaoLou, “I will come back in two days at the most. If you need my help, just let me know. Also, if you really want to try a Tier 10 mecha, then prepare the materials first. If I can, I’d like to join you in the challenge.”
Luo XiaoLou smiled. “Okay.”
Luo XiaoLou noticed with a sharp eye that Arthur, who was a head taller than Mu Chen, was waiting around the corner. He was pushed away by Mu Chen, and Luo XiaoLou, who had seen him train, certainly knew that Mu Chen couldn’t be Arthur’s opponent. However, when he saw Arthur so defeated, Luo XiaoLou couldn’t help but wonder why was he so tolerant of Master Maku’s son? That wasn’t like Arthur.
Afterwards, Luo XiaoLou followed Yuan Xi back to his lounge. Yuan Xi looked at him for a while then reminded him, “The gift I gave you is Grade 10 material. That should enable you to make a Tier 10 mecha, provided that you succeed in one go.”
Luo XiaoLou sat down on the bed in the lounge, hung his head and considered the Tier 10 mecha. “Huh, that one? That one I’m going to keep. It’ll be useful later. I can find Grade 10 materials. Although they are precious and rare, it’s much easier to find them than to make a Tier 10 mecha.”
The corner of Yuan Xi’s mouth turned upward for a moment. He sat down behind Luo XiaoLou, and held the person in his arms without moving. They hadn’t seen each other for several days. Yesterday Luo XiaoLou came back, but they just hugged and slept. It was really too unexciting.
Yuan Xi stared at Luo XiaoLou’s thin earlobe in front of him, and the tip of his tongue couldn’t help but move.
“You and Arthur want to cooperate?” Luo XiaoLou asked casually. That wasn’t a bad thing.
“Mn. The mecha department has gotten the results over there. Bio-mecha are more effective against the octopus people.” Yuan Xi leaned over and took Luo XiaoLou’s ear, then spoke as Luo XiaoLou squeaked. “It takes some time to make large quantities of bio-mecha on the military’s side, but Arthur’s side has quite a few Tier 3 bio-mecha that can help fend them off for a few days first.”
“So…what does Arthur want?” Luo XiaoLou couldn’t help but move forward a bit because of the hot sensation on his ear, but Yuan Xi’s hand around his waist pulled him back in and held him even tighter.
“He wants a large number of mecha, and…Mu Chen,” Yuan Xi said vaguely.
Luo XiaoLou coughed. “Mu Chen?! Is Arthur out of his mind? What does he think–“
“Mn. I agreed to everything except Mu Chen, but I relayed his request to Mu Chen,” Yuan Xi looked contentedly at Luo XiaoLou’s reddened earlobe and squinted. He wanted to dig Arthur in, but he was still far from it.
Luo XiaoLou froze. “And then what?”
“Mu Chen and Arthur closed the house and fought. After that, Arthur wouldn’t mention the extra conditions.” Yuan Xi said happily. It felt good to see Arthur, who even dared to challenge him, all beaten up and bruised.
Luo XiaoLou looked at Yuan Xi in admiration, then asked, “We have bio-mecha and Arthur to help for now, so what is the situation with the Federation?”
Yuan Xi was silent for a moment and said, “Situation? It seems that only half of the people of the two planets had time to evacuate, and those who remained on the planets, including the army, have lost contact.”
When he spoke of the war, he thought, every time there was a major human disaster, the Empire was able to get hold of an important weapon to prevail. Last time it was the mecha, this time it was the bio-mecha. So will the Federation, again, defect to the Empire?
Yuan Xi wrapped his arm around Luo XiaoLou’s waist and lowered his eyes to look at him. “If they come back for help again, Father will definitely agree, but this time, they probably won’t accept a merger. Father should negotiate with them on his terms. How much help they want and how much they have to pay.”
Luo XiaoLou thought of Yue Shang and couldn’t help but glance at Yuan Xi. He wondered if Yuan Xi had any thoughts about his troubled childhood friend. However, at the moment, despite the fact he repeatedly hinted at but kept being ignored by his new wife, Yuan Xi obviously had something more he wanted to do.
Luo XiaoLou tried to say something else, but his face suddenly flushed, and he pressed down on Yuan Xi’s hand that had moved into his clothes and quickly said, “This is the military department, you…Pay attention to your image!”
Yuan Xi raised his eyebrows and gave him a nasty smile. “I’ll pay attention. So long as you keep quiet.” Saying that, he pressed Luo XiaoLou to the bed.
Once the lunch break was over, Yuan Xi got up with some intent. They had just touched and kissed a few times, that felt even less exciting.
The red-faced Luo XiaoLou didn’t go to the mecha department. He didn’t even leave the lounge. Anyway, there were computers here, so Luo XiaoLou put Master Yan’s chip into the computer.
Luo XiaoLou also purposely asked 125 to accompany him to see it. In regards to that, now that his Source of Consciousness reached the super level, he did want to try and see whether he could make Tier 10 mecha or not.
Seeing the contents of the chip, Luo XiaoLou marveled at them. Master Yan was worthy of being a master fabricator. For so many years he had been conducting research on Tier 10 mecha. Luo XiaoLou found that the last record was a month ago. So, before coming to the military, Master Yan was still working on Tier 10 mecha.
Moreover, what shocked Luo XiaoLou even more was that Master Yan’s last experiment failed at ninety-five percent completion, which meant that Master Yan was only one step away from success in the manufacture of a Tier 10 mecha.
Luo XiaoLou turned his head to see 125 was looking at the information on the chip with a serious face. He came over and asked, “What do you think? I look at the compositions of the master…” Above Tier 8 mecha, there was no longer a fixed design chart. Each master worked according to their own production methods, and left behind different drawings.
125 moved his tail, then looked to his own master, “How?”
Luo XiaoLou sighed. “Not bad for my master, much better than me.”
125 nodded. “That’s right. I read it, your master’s last design. I’m not more perfect than the one existing in his database.”
Luo XiaoLou opened his mouth wide, and felt a wave of satisfaction and pride rise from his heart, then he laughed twice, “That’s my master, of course it’s great. Wait. Then how come it didn’t work?”
125 shook his head. “In fact, your master’s first few designs aren’t wrong, but the designs are all missing one thing. That’s why it didn’t work.”
“The same thing is missing?” Luo XiaoLou frowned. How could his master make such a mistake?
“Mn, Super Quenching Gold Liquid can increase the success rate.” 125 pulled out the item for Luo XiaoLou. “Your master doesn’t use this to make Tier 8 or 9 mecha, but if you don’t use it, the success rate won’t be very high. However, when you get to Tier 10, this kind of thing is a must. Moreover, if you have this, the success rate of Tier 8, 9 and even Tier 10 mecha can reach one hundred percent.”
Luo XiaoLou looked at the golden liquid in the transparent bottle and frowned slightly. He muttered, “I haven’t heard of it at all, and my master doesn’t know it either. How is this possible?”
“So what? I’m also very strange. I searched all the human networks. You don’t seem to have such things here. Although exotic beasts had it there, now one simply can’t return.” 125 made a helpless gesture. “So, I don’t know where to look.”
Luo XiaoLou considered for a moment, then suddenly stood up. “I can make a Tier 9 mecha and then use the reinforcer to raise it a level.”
125 jumped on him and crawled up Luo XiaoLou’s legs to his chest. “Wait! Reinforcers work for Tier 8 mecha, but not for Tier 9 mecha.” He reached for Luo XiaoLou’s scattered clothes to help him button up. If Luo XiaoLou went out like that, tonight they might have the opportunity to try the natural air conditioning for free.
“Then what to do?” Luo XiaoLou began to worry. Originally, he thought that now, with his new, improved Source of Consciousness, making Tier 10 mecha shouldn’t be hopeless, but he had realized that things were far from as simple as he thought.
“First collect the Grade 10 materials. I have a large number of them here, but there are still more than thirty kinds left. This is the list. I’ll go and see if I can find out more about the Super Quenching Gold Liquid.” 125 said. He actually had more materials, but because of the separation without attention, he didn’t necessarily bring out all of them.
That afternoon, Luo XiaoLou first went to the materials department of the military department and handed in the Grade 10 materials list. At that time, the director of the materials department was shocked, but Lieutenant General Hatton and several higher leaders had already instructed that they must provide full assistance to His Highness Prince Consort, so the director endured the heartache, and went through the military department’s family’s coffers and provided Luo XiaoLou with twenty-five Grade 10 materials.
The first time I saw him, I was able to ask him if he had any super gold quenching liquid or something that could replace it of things.
“Grade 10 materials?” Manager Gao was taken aback. He had to admit that he was not always quite able to keep up with Luo XiaoLou’s rate of progress. “Your Highness…Have you already started making Tier 10 mecha?”
Luo XiaoLou smiled bitterly. “I can’t do it yet, but I need Grade 10 materials.”
Manager Gao pondered for a few seconds. “Even Heavenly Winter doesn’t keep this kind of top-notch material in stock. However, I can introduce two mercenaries to Your Highness. Heavenly Winter has its own material collection team, but to obtain the more high-level materials, it is these two people who we send over.”
Luo XiaoLou was surprised. This method of hiring manpower to find high-grade materials, although he hadn’t tried it, he wasn’t unfamiliar with it. After all, it was also a source of materials.
“Yes, Manager Gao. Make an appointment for me with these two people. The sooner the better.”
“Your Highness can come over in the evening. Today is the day to settle the bill for the two brothers, so they will definitely come to Heavenly Winter,” Manager Gao said smilingly.
“Okay. Then I’ll trouble Manager Gao.”
That afternoon, Luo XiaoLou went back to the mecha R&D department and assembled four more mechas as fast as he could. When he looked at the time, it was just after 4 p.m. Once Ivan and Dees heard that Luo XiaoLou was going to the auction house, they both asked to follow and Ivan even contacted Arthur.
The negotiations between Arthur and Yuan Xi were officially finished during the afternoon. Now he was feeling bored, so he came to join Luo XiaoLou and the others right away.
Before Luo XiaoLou left, he handed a space button to the ensign. “The mecha for the military department. As agreed in the beginning.”
The ensign blinked in confusion, “I thought it said one-fifth…” Here, the ensign swallowed the words that followed. Good heavens, His Royal Highness the Prince Consort’s morning mecha might actually all be assembled successfully! This, what kind of speed was this?
When he thought about the fact that the military department was now starting to make Tier 3 to Tier 5 bio-mecha on a large scale, and then thought about the speed at which the special department was making Tier 6 bio-mecha, the ensign’s face turned white briefly and then red.
Finally, he gripped the space button in his hand hard, and ran towards the headquarters.
Luo XiaoLou went to say hello to Yuan Xi, but when he arrived at the command center, Yuan Nuo told him that Yuan Xi had gone to the training room with Yuan Che. Luo XiaoLou then took the three of them to the training room, but the moment he pushed open the door, Luo XiaoLou suddenly felt a heat in his chest.
He touched his chest in surprise. His mind turned, and his Yuan Power surged towards his chest. The moment the Yuan Power spread through, the heat in Luo XiaoLou’s chest expanded with a bang, followed by a burst of pain.
Luo XiaoLou staggered for a moment, and was quickly held by Dees who was beside him.
Dees looked at Luo XiaoLou’s miserable white face, and asked in surprise, “Luo XiaoLou, what’s wrong with you?”
The pain lasted for a minute before it slowly eased off, but Luo XiaoLou’s face was already covered in sweat. Then he let go of Arthur, who wanted to go call someone and shook his head. “Nothing.” Luo XiaoLou knew he was fine. If something was wrong, 125 would have known about it. As for this pain, he had a guess…
At this time, Yuan Che smiled and asked Yuan Xi, “How do you feel this time?”
Yuan Xi’s lazy voice came back. “It’s okay, better than the first time. It doesn’t seem to hurt too much.”
Luo XiaoLou touched on the root cause that triggered the heat in his chest. The person who was lying in the distant testing bin. He slowly withdrew the Yuan Power from his chest, and the feeling gradually disappeared completely.
So this was life sharing. Including injuries and diseases, life could be divided with the other half.
For the first time, Luo XiaoLou also knew how to find Yuan Xi’s location with the contract.
He had tried that before, used various methods to stimulate that contract, including the Source of Consciousness, but it had never worked. What was this about? But Luo XiaoLou was happy. Maybe there wasn’t much he could do to help Yuan Xi, but now it seemed that there was one more thing.
Yuan Xi should know, but had never told him how to use it. However, Luo XiaoLou wasn’t going to inform Yuan Xi that he now knew how to use it. In the future, this might really be useful.
Yuan Che smiled at this time and pulled Yuan Xi out. “Okay, that’s the end of today’s test, or someone will be heartbroken.”
Yuan Xi said indifferently while getting up. “So what’s the pain? What a big hassle, besides I can’t let him know — What are you up to?” After Yuan Xi spotted Luo XiaoLou, the weakness in his voice immediately disappeared, and he questioned him in a proper manner.
Luo XiaoLou glanced at the two brothers. “I was planning to go to Heavenly Winter to find some materials. What are you guys doing here?”
Yuan Xi coughed and glared at Luo XiaoLou. “A simple body test. You don’t understand.”
Yuan Che added with a curl at the corner of his mouth. “His genetic level rose to 4S. Since there is only one other person with such a level, he had to retake the extreme physical test for future training.”
Luo XiaoLou, who didn’t know much, didn’t say anything more, just nodded to the two brothers. “Then I’ll go to Heavenly Winter first.”
“Wait, I’ll go with you.” Yuan Xi said as he got up.
Luo XiaoLou looked at the beads of sweat on his forehead, and said after some thought, “We’re very close to Heavenly Winter. I’ll be back soon. Why don’t you take care of your unfinished business first, and we’ll go back together later?”
Yuan Xi wanted to say more, but was slapped by Yuan Che, who waved his hand to Luo XiaoLou. “Okay, you guys go ahead.”
When Luo XiaoLou and others left. Yuan Xi lay back in the hamper. Yuan Che looked at him from outside and smiled, “It’s not bad to be a hero, right?”
Yuan Xi didn’t say anything, but his face darkened.
Luo XiaoLou quickly led the three to Heavenly Winter. Manager Gao was waiting at the door and welcomed them in with a smile.
Luo XiaoLou and the others were accompanied by Manager Gao to a small living room with a row of sofas inside. When they entered, the two men on a sofa stood up.
Manager Gao smiled and said, “Your Highness, these are the two brothers Wu Chun and Wu Qiu. The most powerful mercenaries who work with us at Heavenly Winter.”
Both brothers appeared to be around thirty years old, and their looks were different from the roughness of mercenaries. One was handsome, and the other had a hint of sass.
The handsome-looking Wu Chun didn’t move as he surveyed Luo XiaoLou’s group and said, “Just going to various places, finding some materials in order to survive, but I can’t say we’re that powerful.”
Luo XiaoLou also finished observing two people. Manager Gao guaranteed that this source should be reliable, so Luo XiaoLou pulled out a thin piece of paper. “I want these materials, can you find them?”
Wu Chun took a few glances, frowned slightly, and finally said, “When do you want them?”
Luo XiaoLou smiled, “The sooner the better.”
Wu Chun’s eyes lit up. “I have long heard that Your Highness has made high-tier mecha. I want two Tier 5 mecha. If you agree, after ten days, we can help you bring back these six materials.”
“No problem.” Luo XiaoLou nodded. Although the asking price wasn’t low, the Grade 10 materials weren’t cheap either. Moreover, the place where the two were going was certainly not a safe place.
“I can pay half the price upfront.” Luo XiaoLou said, and pulled a space button from his pocket. Inside was a Tier 6 mecha, but not a bio-mecha. Except for the Grey Galaxy, none of the bio-mecha had appeared outside.
Wu Chun took it and glanced at it. A look of excitement welled up in his eyes, and he saluted Luo XiaoLou. “Many thanks, Your Highness.”
Luo XiaoLou waved his hand. “I hope you will return safely as soon as possible.”
Wu Chun and Wu Qiu signed the written contract with Luo XiaoLou, said goodbye to him, and quickly headed out the door.
Once they were out the door, Wu Chun handed the space button in his hand to Wu Qiu, who took it and then asked, “Big brother, that man–“
Wu Chun nodded, “It’s him. I hadn’t expected that those people would actually dare to touch the Empire’s Prince Consort. This is something that we absolutely can’t go near again. The only two people who survived that time were us, and you saw how the other people died.”
“No matter who that person is, we absolutely can’t get involved with that matter again. Since the people behind it dared to move on a general and a Prince Consort, it would be too easy to take the lives of people like us.” Wu Chun glanced at Wu Qiu, “If you hadn’t been unwell and left for a short while at that time, I think that we wouldn’t have escaped either.”
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About the setting, 1, XiaoLou can only take the source fruit once. After that, the effects are tiny to negligible, but he can replenish the consumed Yuan Power, even the source fruit dipped in water can be replenished, and the source fruit effect is even greater. So this thing a treasure.
2, Master did not make a Tier 10 mecha.
3, Arthur told Luo XiaoLou to mail material that time. This is the second batch of harvested material, the first batch came in parts.
—– many thanks to everyone for finding out the bugs. Writing at night is really not in the state.
125 it …… it really has been looking up how to make babies or something, outside is like Yuan Xi’s mini man, inside (inside the box containing the cats) are small twins, (a boy and a girl, the boy is like XiaoLou, ahem, why is there such a strange setting…)