2551 The Egg is Alive!
While Carly spoke, she looked at Mexa. Her actions had broken a rule that the alien insects had kept up for tens of thousands of years.
Normally, doing this would cause her to receive severe punishment. It went without saying that Carly would never have done so.
When she was young, Carly was bullied by a powerful male insect. She detested nothing more than alien insects with Class 3 Genetic Locks. Even if she did not have to sacrifice them, she killed droves of them yearly.
Carly had not performed the sacrifice to the sacred pool within 14 days because she had received word from Mexa.
If she had performed the sacrifice, she would have been delayed in receiving Lin Yuan. He was now the ruler of the entire alien insects. He might think she was not submissive enough if she displeased him by being late!
Carly had already discussed this matter with Mexa.
Carly was currently looking at Mexa pleadingly. She did not want Mexa to spread word of this matter.
Regardless of whether the other insect empresses had become loyal to Lin Yuan, the significance of the inheritance ground would not change. If word got out, she would definitely be blamed and punished.
When Mexa caught sight of Carly’s gaze, she winked at Carly with a troubled expression. It was only then that Carly relaxed.
Carly was now one of Mexa’s people. Since Carly had asked her to hide this news, she could not refuse.
Although Mexa personally felt that it was wrong to forget about the sacrifice, she could understand why Carly had done so.
Carly had been stuck between a rock and a hard place at that time. She had had to make the decision that would be the most beneficial for her.
Lin Yuan raised an eyebrow when he heard what Carly said. The tradition of providing sacrifices to the sacred pool had been broken for the first time because of his arrival.
The egg of a high-level lifeform had failed to hatch because it lacked a certain type of energy.
After absorbing such pure vitality for a long time, it would not be in danger just because it failed to receive a sacrifice once.
Lin Yuan felt that this would be a good chance to test if the egg had any intelligence. If it lacked intelligence, it would not react in any way to this break in tradition. But if it was intelligent, it would definitely express its displeasure to the alien insects.
With this thought, Lin Yuan asked Mexa, “What will happen if low-ranked alien insects infringe on the authority of higher-ranked insects?”
Mexa did not understand why Lin Yuan had asked such a question out of the blue, but she still provided him with a detailed answer, “There was once an insect queen who went against the order of an insect empress. Eventually, she was held captive in the insect empress’ castle and punished day and night. She was only released after seven years of continuous punishment.
“This was one of the rare cases of an insect queen going against the order of an insect empress. As you know, an insect queen’s control over an insect queen is partly due to power and partly due to the Genetic Locks. The punishment for going against the Genetic Lock is very serious.”
Lin Yuan thought, The egg will definitely react when Carly heads to the inheritance ground. Otherwise, the other insect empresses might think of doing the same now that Carly has broken the tradition. This will greatly reduce the insect empresses’ natural inclination to submit.
It did not take long before Lin Yuan arrived at the inheritance ground.
The insects’ inheritance ground’s exterior might be a large-scale nest without any beauty to speak of, but its interior was decorated with a jade gem.
Lin Yuan had seen this jade gem at the entrance of Carly’s nest. It had been embedded in a large statue of Carly. It was only embedded on a part of the statue that could demonstrate the beauty of an insect empress. This meant that the insects treasured the gem.
There was such a large amount of this precious gem piled here, yet none of the insect empresses had thought about taking some of it when they performed the sacrifice. It was even possible that they added to the pile whenever possible.
This was enough to tell just how much Genetic Locks influenced the insect empresses.
Just as Mexa was about to begin explaining the interior of the inheritance ground to Lin Yuan, Carly and Mexa suddenly fainted.
Lin Yuan, Eternal Source, and the Abyss Great Emperor were not affected in any way. Neither Eternal Source nor the Abyss Great Emperor had sensed that anything had changed.
Eternal Source looked around him warily before saying solemnly, “Lord, I didn’t sense any energy fluctuations. A large energy fluctuation can cause such a serious impact on these two insect empresses. I should be feeling something. So, it’s likely that the problem is coming from Mexa and Carly themselves.”
Lin Yuan nodded. The only thing that could affect Carly and Mexa without any signs or warnings was the egg soaking in the sacred pool.
The egg had extraordinary intelligence!
If that were the case, it would make it easy for Lin Yuan to communicate with it.
However, this would make it very difficult for Lin Yuan to control this egg. But Lin Yuan had his ways.
If he could find a way to help this egg to hatch, it would definitely be amenable to cooperation.
This egg had already been trapped there for tens of thousands of years. It had been there long before the records of the alien insect world began.
After all it had done for the past tens of thousands of years, it had to be desperate to hatch. However, it had yet to succeed. If it was suddenly presented with the opportunity to succeed, even an idiot would grab it.
Just as Lin Yuan was about to take Eternal Source and Abyss Great Emperor to the sacred pool, Mexa and Carly suddenly showed signs of waking up.
Lin Yuan immediately ordered, “Eternal Source, take control of the two of them. It will be best to keep them asleep.”
Once he was done speaking, Lin Yuan moved the Abyss Great Emperor until they were suspended above the sacred pool.
This was where they saw a small watermelon-sized egg drifting in the center of the sacred pool. The egg was covered with bright and beautiful amber patterns and was glowing slightly.
Lin Yuan spoke to the egg in the language of the alien insect world. “I think we can have a talk. I don’t think you have any other methods besides using the Genetic Locks to control the alien insects.”