Chapter 296: Defense: Part 3
“The upsurge is only for lowest-level uses. It can be used for testing, concealable and has fast launch speed. The downside is that it has weak power output. The subsequent stage of simulations, when combined with a temporary activation, outweighs the upsurge in terms of power. Once formed, it is will be durable stable. The disadvantages are slow forming and complicated operation.” After summarizing the dark-skinned woman’s skills in his mind, Lin Sheng felt he had learned a lot. Only through combat that he could know the gap between him and the enemy.
The doorbell rang, jolting Lin Sheng out of his thoughts. “Come in,” he said, his eyes casting over. As the door opened with a click, Mylissa and Selena came through one after the other with a handful of supplements as well as fresh fruit in their hands. There was a hurried look on their faces.
“Ahh, it’s you two.” Lin Sheng wore a gentle smile.
“Thank you for yesterday.” Mylissa gritted her teeth and lowered her head. If it was not for Lin Sheng, the enemy would have taken Selena and her, and there would have been no escape.
“Thank you for saving our lives!” Selena bowed.
“You are welcome. Anyone would have done the same, let alone those of us who are from the fortress. Shouldn’t we help each other since we are under the same master?” Lin Sheng played down the issue, expecting nothing in return.
“Lin Sheng, why did you go to the café yesterday?” Mylissa asked.
“Nothing. While strolling around, I stumbled upon the café. I looked interesting, so I wanted to check it out. I didn’t expect to encounter such an incident.” Lin Sheng appeared hapless.
“Anyway, it was you who saved my life. And I will remember that. If you need any help, just say it. I will not say no as long as I could help,” said Mylissa.
“Okay.” Lin Sheng saw her sincerity. Mylissa seemed to be a person who would keep her promise.
“Well, I think we should go now. Rest well, Lin Sheng.” Mylissa and Selena bowed again before they left. The two walked out of the door and took the elevator to go downstairs.
As they walked out of the hospital, Selena suddenly realized something. “We forgot to put down the things!” The two looked at the fruits and all in their hands. They were supposed to give them to Lin Sheng. Mylissa’s face blushed like cooked a shrimp. She was ashamed of her blunder.
“Why didn’t you remind me earlier?”
“I didn’t realize it either!”
“Such an embarrassment!” Mylissa grabbed her hair.
Lin Sheng watched as the two left, his smile fading. He did not suffer any injury at all, just pretending he was. He figured that this might make his cover identity look more convincing. He knew that even if he was a genius, as a novice who had just started cultivating dark energy, beating a Suppressor-class opponent now would only make him look strange.
“It’s a shame that I didn’t find any new soul vessel. Without additional soul power, the progress of my bloodline has slowed down. Damn!” He whisked the quilt away and got out of bed. Stretching his arms and legs, he then took out his mobile phone and called his teacher.
When Auldmandiller sent him to the hospital, he had arranged an itinerary in advance to bring Lin Sheng to the final meeting in two days.
Baine University had many workshops, but only six persons were qualified to take part in the meeting. The six heads of the workshop head—two vice principals and one principal—made up of the entire top management of Baine University. The principal was an undisputable grandmaster from Carte Blanche, a Palatinate, Sainsrokar the Bee King. The two vice-principals were Fallman, a Five Winger, and Suna, a Six Winger. The six heads of the workshop were Five-wingers, which was the minimum entry threshold for everyone. The Carte Blanche had so many Five Wingers that the outside world could never have imagined it.
“Upgrading of dark energy has to go through a bunch of steps. This is annoying.” Lin Sheng was feeling the dark-energy flux in his body. Since he had nothing to do, he plunged into the sofa, closed his eyes and cultivated his dark energy using the crystal exercise method. The growth of dark energy would cause the holy power to grow. Earlier, he was worried that too much holy power and insufficient physical strength would harm his body. But now the blood of the dragon has reached a certain level, and the strength of his body had improved.
“Let’s see how far the holy power can go.” Lin Sheng was full of anticipation. He trained his dark energy using the crystal exercise method, absorbing the dark energy in the air to strengthen himself. Perhaps because of the huge number of souls Lin Sheng possessed, every time he trained, his strength would gain an explosive growth.
Half an hour later, his level of dark energy had increased from 18,000 to over 19,000, and it was eyeing the 20,000 mark. Lin Sheng was sitting on the sofa with his eyes closed, seemingly taking some shuteye. But inside his body, a huge amount of dark energy was surging, boiling, and transforming.
Soon, another hour had passed. Lin Sheng opened his eyes, and his golden pupils lit up in a wicked green. By general convention, Darksiders who had achieved 2,000 to 20,000 units of dark energy were called Three-wingers. When the value exceeded 20,000, a qualitative change in dark energy would happen.
“Is this a compressed qualitative change?” Lin Sheng was feeling the drastic changes inside his body. When all the dark energy broke through 20,000 units, vortexes of different sizes emerged from the inside. These vortexes were extremely fast and had a great gravitational pull. They collided with and squeezed each other as if living things devoured one another. Small vortexes merged into a large vortex, and large vortexes merged into an even larger one. The biggest vortex formed a dark hollow in the center.
Lin Sheng was feeling the dark energy inside his body shrink and decline under these weird changes. Within ten minutes, his dark energy had become a dark green vortex at the size of a fist suspended in his lower abdomen. The vortex swallowed up all the mist-like dark energy and spun at high speed. As if coming from the outside in, a steady stream of dark energy was rushing into the dark hollow in the center. The hollow devoured the dark energy like an ever-hungry monster.
Lin Sheng looked on with his mind’s eye in curiosity. He meditated following the methods and steps in the textbook, but never expected it to cause such a change. Soon, three pillar-like white spots appeared around the edge of the green vortex.
“So this is the right way to do compressed meditation.” Lin Sheng finally realized. He followed Auldmandiller’s teaching of the One-Wing dark-energy cultivation technique to simulate and build his own crystal warrior. The dark energy would only be deemed to achieve the corresponding level after it was converted into actual combat power. What Lin Sheng had to do now was turn the figure into a real strength. But just as he was about to form a crystal warrior and create a symbol of the Darksiders—One-Wing Blackfeather—a sudden change happened to his holy power, forcing him to let go of everything and deal with the emergency.
“Again? I have only made a breakthrough to Level 9 holy power a few days ago!” Lin Sheng bowed his head, staring at the bright white light between his chest and abdomen.
His skin glowed white as an endless stream of holy power poured into his body under the dark-energy simulation. He did not know where the holy power came from. Having reached Level 9 not long ago, his holy power was growing again. Pure-white holy power started to pour into his bone marrow, seemingly out of control. It infected the medulla that the blood of the dragon had just transformed not long ago. As the two forces entangled and opposed each other, Lin Sheng had to use his high-pressure control of the soul to merge them.
Just then, the dark energy that had just been upgraded rushed into his bone marrow, fighting the two forces. Lin Sheng watched as his holy power was excited, pouring into his body. His Level 9 holy power breached into the Level 10 realm.
This time, the overflown holy power did not pour out of the soul but through his skin. Lin Sheng lowered his head, seeing white cracks on his skin. The blood of the Rock Dragon had stabilized, but his body could not withstand the enormous amount of holy power. His holy power was fast approaching the next level. Level 11 was a real watershed, which was the highest class in Blackfeather City representing the upper councillors. His body had failed to cope as the gap between this level and the one below was huge.