Chapter 224: Chaos-Level (Low)
The black umbrella freak was not totally under Lin Yao’s control. It had also thought of retreating, but the power of wind and rain forced it to move forward according to Lin Yao’s plan.
Since he merely pushed it but did not hurt it, it had no reason to hurt him.
After maintaining this pattern and walking for 10 more minutes, Lin Yao was pleased to find that there were fewer and fewer rooms around him, and he even saw the boundary.
‘I’m about to win.’
Lin Yao was excited, as victory was right in front of him. What he did not know was that countless people in the outside world were also concerned about them.
After losing the aura of Lin Yao and seeing the soldiers disappear, Cui Huo and the serious-looking police officer dashed in to rescue them right away. Before they rushed in to rescue them, they also sent out a report on the attack against Lin Yao.
Therefore, the night guardsmen, the armed police, and the military learned that there were freaks there, and a large number of people rushed to the scene.
However, after they arrived, Lin Yao was nowhere to be found.
This was not a problem for the police in Shanghai. Considering that many people were missing and Lin Yao was a top genius with diamond talent, soon people with special talents arrived along with some mysterious equipment.
They used special methods to trace back the time image of this place and find out what exactly had attacked Lin Yao.
However, after seeing the mirror and finding the body of the mirror through the large database of China’s Skynet, everyone who was working on saving them had a big headache.
“It turned out to be this thing.”
“This is trouble. This is a freak with the space attribute, and the mirror can be used as transit to move. It is no wonder it can break Shanghai’s defense.”
“Wait, wasn’t this thing saved by a catastrophe-level freak?”
The country actually had a record of the activities of powerful freaks. This was the benefit of large organizations. After knowing some of the characteristics of the freaks, they could collate the features of the freaks from the database right away.
However, when it came to some freaks, even if they knew their abilities, it was still difficult to capture and destroy them. The mirror freak was one of them.
[Code: Mirror Space]
[Initial Place of Appearance: Country Niluo]
[Initial Ability: The mirror space appeared in Country Niluo’s territory for the first time. Its initial ability is mirror transfer. In the beginning, one has to look at the mirror for 10 seconds or more, make the same facial expression as in the mirror, and stay in contact with the mirror in order to meet the conditions and be pulled into the mirror space, which often appears in the toilet. At the same time, the killing method of the mirror space right now is starving people to death in the mirror.]
(A researcher’s suggestion is attached: Ordinary humans had no idea what a freak was, so many people would not immediately avoid them or report the sighting to the police upon encountering the freaks. Some people who were very curious would even take the initiative to approach the freaks when they encountered abnormal situations. This was courting death. It was also due to the fact that we did not disclose information about the freaks that there were such situations. Please disclose any details about the freaks so that people will be prepared.)
(Processing Result: Rejected)
[Evolutionary Path: As there were too many inquisitive people in Country Niluo and too few armed policemen and night guardsmen, the mirror space swallowed dozens of people in a few months without being noticed. When the freak with the code mirror space reappeared, one only needed to look at the mirror for three seconds with a frightened expression on their face and one would be drawn into the mirror space.
[Right now, it’s already capable of copying the room into the mirror, and the space inside the mirror will also appear to be reversed. However, the rooms do not seem to be on the same floor as the empty rooms in the mirror. After entering the mirror space, the mirror rule must be triggered again before one is drawn into the rooms with a trap. As it only takes three seconds to have eye contact with a frightened expression and one will be drawn into the mirror space, such a trigger condition could be easily met. It rapidly evolved several times in a short period. In the end, as long as one looks at the mirror with a frightened expression, one will be drawn into the mirror space. At the same time, freaks are also trapped in the mirror space.]
[Last Appearance: Country Niluo noticed the mirror space that was responsible for mass killings. After realizing that they were unable to capture the mirror space that could be teleported in the mirror, they requested international assistance. Experts from China and Japan sent people to deal with it. In the process, the mirror space was found by the specialists, but a catastrophe-level freak appeared, and the mirror space was rescued.]
[Danger Level: Due to its simple triggering rules, how it killed people in secret, the challenge of searching and capturing it, and its huge evolutionary potential, its tentative danger level is chaos level (low).]
Tiger, strong, danger, chaos, catastrophe, destroying the country, destroying the world…
Humans categorized the level of threat of each freak based on these seven levels. The tiger level was the danger level equivalent to that of ferocious beasts. The strong level was equivalent to a special squad led by a warlord. The danger level was comparable to that of hundreds of fully armed military fighters. A freak at the chaos level had the ability to create chaos in a city. The catastrophe level was equivalent to an unstoppable natural disaster. As for the final levels of destroying the country and the world, one could guess their meaning from their names.
Due to its high growth potential and the difficulty of catching it, the mirror space was categorized in the chaos level (low). This was a terrifying monster that could endanger a city. Of course, this city was not a big city like Shanghai, but a small city like Ninghai City.
After reading the information regarding the mirror space, the night guardsmen leading the meeting about the fight against the freaks sprang to action. Someone spoke up right away.
“We must kill this freak. It cannot be allowed to grow.”
“That goes without saying. Let’s talk about how to find it. Can the Skynet find traces of the mirror space?”
“No, the Skynet mainly relies on satellite detection and cameras deployed in the city. This mirror space has spatial abilities which cannot be found by ordinary methods. We have to use special methods to find it.”
“Either way, we have to do it fast. A top genius with diamond talent has fallen into it, and we have to rescue him.”
This was an order issued by the superior, and soon, a series of executable methods appeared.
“If you want to locate it quickly, you have to activate the ability to search the whole city.”
“The talented person called Map is here. They can search for the freaks in the entire city, but the cost of using a full-map perspective is too high, and if we use the Heavenly Mirror, it will require a lot of resources.”
“There is a prophet in the Abnormal Ability Department who can make accurate predictions. Do we get her to help us?”
“How about the ill-matched couple doll? This doll can curse others across space. I have the blood of Cui Huo’s brother here. We can use this blood to curse Cui Huo, and we will follow the resentment of the cursing doll to locate them. We can lift Cui Huo’s curse after we find him.”
There were many geniuses in China, and Shanghai was indeed among the top few cities in China.
Country Niluo might be troubled by the mirror space and have to request international help, but in Shanghai, they had various ways to locate it.
Soon, they worked out a strategy for the prophet to predict in which area of Shanghai the mirror space was. Then, the person with the spatial ability would send the talented person with the code name Map to that area.
It would be much easier to observe an area than the entire city. This applied to making a prediction as well. This would reduce the burden on the two geniuses.
After determining the method to locate the mirror space, Shanghai also used the space limiter and summoned a number of geniuses with spatial abilities to prepare to use space to fight space.
“It’s been 20 minutes. I hope that Lin Yao can hold on.”
After deciding how to rescue the people who were trapped, the people from the Abnormal Ability Department were worried about Lin Yao. They already knew that Lin Yao intended to join the department, but as soon as someone made this comment, there was a cold snort in the room.
“He has to survive. It’s only been 20 minutes from the attack to the rescue. This is already the fastest speed possible. If he can’t hold on for even 20 minutes, he is not worthy of being called a genius. His death will save us some resources.”
It was a military representative who spoke up, and he had the most solemn expression compared to everyone else.
Although his comments were hurtful, no one said anything. Some people also knew why he had said that.
Unlike other organizations, too many civilians entered the military. They had no background, no resources, and poor talent. They simply took a risk for a better future.
In the military, countless people died in battle. Therefore, the people in the military were used to death and believed that those who managed to survive were powerhouses.
At the same time, the people in the military had stricter requirements for talented people.
After all, most soldiers in the military had to risk their lives if they wanted resources, and geniuses like Lin Yao could get a lot of resources without doing anything. In fact, many of the soldiers died to obtain the resources given to talented people.
There was a large number of people in the military, but they had nothing, while the geniuses could get huge subsidies without doing anything. Those in power in the military knew that there were many powerhouses among the geniuses, and the powerhouses who relied on state subsidies had to obey the orders of the state. Otherwise, they would have quit long ago.
Since other people were aware of the situation, they could understand why the military was so harsh on geniuses. Many of the resources subsidized to geniuses were stained with the blood of the soldiers. The military would not complain that the resources were spent on the top geniuses, but they could not tolerate it if a good-for-nothing received a large amount of resources.
“It has been a month since Lin Yao received the diamond-level qualification. He also exchanged a lot of resources. Given that he has so many resources, if he can’t survive in the mirror space for 20 minutes, I will definitely propose to review the reason behind his diamond talent qualification.”
Geniuses basked in glory and received countless subsidies, but they also needed to do things that ordinary people could not do. If they received a lot of resources but were incapable of what geniuses were capable of, there would be trouble. Lin Yao might be fine, but the person who had allowed him to pass the diamond qualification review would be questioned.
The country was in favor of this approach to reduce corruption. However, there were many people who resorted to corruption and bribery and would make false claims and embezzle by adding to the payroll employees that existed only in name.
All in all, the military man was not being harsh on Lin Yao but was very strict with all geniuses who received state subsidies.
This was meant to ensure there was no corruption in the country. They also existed to supervise the geniuses so they would improve.
Besides, this time, he was also secretly evaluating Lin Yao.
‘Although this freak is categorized as low chaos-level and is equivalent to the humans’ gold warlord, it received such a rating mostly due to its potential. Its actual strength is weaker than that of a gold warlord.
‘It took slightly more than 20 minutes from the time he was attacked to rescue him. If he holds on without being seriously injured, he’ll be worthy of receiving the diamond qualification. If he is not injured at all and he manages to obtain some information, I will give him better treatment when I invite him. If he performs worse than that, he will have to answer to the country and tell us what gave him the right to receive the diamond qualification.’
The stern military representative had three possible evaluations for Lin Yao. He was either worthy of his name, excellent, or unqualified.
These possibilities corresponded to surviving and being well, receiving information, and dying from serious injuries respectively.
However, among the three options, there was no scenario in which Lin Yao would break the mirror space. The stern military representative did not expect Lin Yao to reach this step.
More than one person had the same thought as the military representative. Not everyone was scoring Lin Yao, but they were all wondering about Lin Yao’s situation in the mirror space, contemplating whether he was surviving well, detecting information, or was already dead.
“He should be able to get some information. There might be errors and omissions in the qualification assessment below the gold level, but it takes half a year to review diamond-level geniuses. In the past six months, our country has not only tested their talent but also various characteristics like their personality and IQ. If they fail in certain aspects, they will not be classified as diamond geniuses. Therefore, every genius with diamond talent is a top genius and will not die so easily.”
“I also think that he will be able to get some information. However, he is still young and he may fall into a trap when he obtains some information.”
“Are you all that optimistic? I beg to differ. I have read the information regarding Student Lin Yao. What makes him outstanding is his cultivation speed, but his current cultivation speed is still slow…”
Among the people sitting here, some were optimistic and some were not, but no one made absurd comments about Lin Yao breaking through the mirror space.
As the subordinates were preparing for the rescue and the big bosses were discussing and speculating, an emergency report suddenly echoed in the room.
“Reporting! A broken mirror suddenly fell into the lake in Jing’an Park.”