Chapter 454: About-Turn: Part 2
The white laser hit Mi Yue in the face. The strength of the laser was enough to penetrate the skull of an elephant and kill it instantly. But not Mi Yue. It seemed to have hit an impenetrable stone wall. The laser penetrated the dark energy shield and hit his face, but something seemed to block the laser from going further.
A blurry white shadow flashed above Mi Yue’s head, a dagger striking down. At almost the same time, Peter Hayne drew his pistol, firing tens of rounds at Mi Yue and others. The rounds were no ordinary rounds. These were dark energy-enhanced, with other improvements, very expensive stuff. The rounds traveled at Mach-10, hitting Mi Yue in his chest. The winged golden-armored man spread his wings, flying up into the air. He then swooped down like a meteorite at Mi Yue. Just then, Mi Yue, who was supposed to have been suppressed, looked up, his handsome face seemed to have faded and now turned into a greenish-gray, horribly rotten face.
“Everyone is here, it seems…”
An ear-piercing sound wave came out from Mi Yue’s throat. It did not sound like a human voice. The winged golden-armored man’s expression collapsed; shock and horror exploded on his face.
“No, no! You are Faldt!”
However, it was too late; he could not change his heading or move. The next second, blood splashed down from mid-air.
In the dark spirit cave.
“Is this one fragment of the Dark Wheel? The only fragment that the ancient record had traced by its perturbation?”
Standing outside the ground fire column, Lin Sheng looked at the black crystal column, feeling a little excited.
The Dark Wheel, the most powerful divine artifact in the world of dark spirits, could endow those who possessed it the ability to get all the powers in the world. It was said that the artifact was the origin of the dark spirit race and their abilities. Possessing the Dark Wheel was akin to possess the unlimited power of the dark spirits because it was the origin of all dark spirits.
Lin Sheng had never thought of finding it. The author of the ancient record of the Fairy Empire had spent his time and effort investigating, but he could only make out the details of the perturbation before he died. The fairy, not wanting his research to be buried with his death, had decided to write it down in words. Unlike him, who had an abnormal soul that could perceive the perturbation of the souls, the other fairies lacked this ability. And this was why the ancient record had been lying idle until Lin Sheng found it. He felt that it could be of use. So he took a quick read, accidentally saving it from further being ignored.
“With this fragment. I can rely on the homogeneous perturbation principle to find the other fragments of the Dark Wheel!”
Fervor was in Lin Sheng’s eyes. The Dark Wheel was one of the most well-known divine artifacts in the world of the dark spirits he had ever seen. There were other similar legends, but what surprised him was the discovery of the lead.
“Next, it’s time to figure out how to take this fragment away.”
He looked around, making sure there were no guardians or similar monsters around. It had always been the case where the treasure was always guarded by some powerful monsters—at least that was the case in TV and novels.
“Probably there aren’t any. If there were, and they knew what the thing could do, why would they still keep it here? They could simply isolate the perturbation, and forever there will be no one finding the fragment. Only a fool would leave it exposed like this.”
Lin Sheng had wanted to say it a long time ago: Screw the monster-guarded treasure trope. If there was such a powerful monster guarding the treasure, why did it not hide it in a more secretive place? Would it be so dumb to guard it only to attract unwanted attention and harassment?
“Screw it. Here goes nothing!” Lin Sheng extended his hand at the black stone column inside the ground fire column. He made his calculation in his mind. After a spurt of the ground fire and before its next spurt, he fired a shot of dark energy, cutting down the crystal column and binding it before pulling it back out. The crystal column with only the length of a human forearm floated up and landed with a clatter as it hit the gravel on the ground next to Lin Sheng.
He looked down, pulling up the crystal column with the dark energy strands and grabbing it in his hand. The thing felt solid, cold and rough, his brow easing up.
“Nothing special about it.” He carefully studied the fragment. “Had I not perceived the perturbation and known that this is a fragment of the Dark Wheel, no one would have known how valuable this thing is.”
He sighed, thinking, he must have been destined to find the Dark Wheel and make it his own. He held the crystal column in his hand and quickly left. Retracing the route he had come from, it was faster to go back than when he first came.
A day later, he was back to the Darkspirit Gate. He could make out the silhouette of the arch that glowed in pale red in the air. Releasing his holy power into it, he was letting the sorcerer head to confirm the coordinates. Only when the other side pumped up the energy did he tuck the crystal column under his robe and strode in.
The surroundings changed, and he found himself back on the square in front of the Darkspirit Gate.
“Welcome back, Lord.”
The sorcerer head and a few others bowed to greet him. They were very grateful to Lin Sheng because he did not send them into the Darkspirit Gate as cannon fodders. Who cared what they thought. Lin Sheng just did not want to waste his time.
“Shut the Darkspirit Gate. The dimension over there is too dangerous. Anyone of Marshal-class and lower should not go in there,” he instructed.
“Understood,” the head of the sorcerers said.
“As sorcerers with teleporting expertise, you all should know about the many non-dark spirit dimensions, I supposed? Every mysterious dimension has its own coordinates and energy.” Lin Sheng left a gap, thinking. He then continued. “I need you all to bring me to perceive the energy locations of these other dimensions from afar. Is there a problem?”
“Easy-peasy. When I give the hint, please focus your mind and follow me to perceive through the Darkspirit Gate,” the head of the sorcerers said.
“You’re welcome. We always explore the other dimensions by first using our perception ability, looking out for the dimensional perturbations. This process calls for sensitive perception toward the dimensional energy and perturbation. Since you have met all these conditions and is able to perceive the mysterious dimensional perturbation and energy, it means you have the potential to become a sorcerer with dimensional ability.”