1036 Buy One Get One Free?
Psionic Prime led the others and slowly landed on the ground. There was a small black dot hovering one meter above ground. It was a Divine Mechanical Throne.
Han Xiao’s original body sat right on it with his eyes closed, focused on controlling the Lord’s Avatar and the remote troops. Blue-gold lightning sparked around his body and disappeared when more than a meter away from him, entering into the Quantum Infinite Distance Transmission Channel to enhance his troops afar.
The army stepped onto the ground, and Han Xiao opened his eyes at the same time.
“Lord, we have not failed you.”
Psionic Prime walked at the front. He stamped the spear onto the ground, took out the magical container that sealed the Psionic Prime Spear, and offered it up with both hands.
Han Xiao looked over. Inside the translucent crystal ball was the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy that was sealed, shrunk countless times. It was like red fog that kept changing its shape.
Han Xiao grabbed the magic ball and toyed with it a bit. He then looked at the troops before him.
This army had battled Ravenlaude and his peak strength. Their victory did not come easy. Tons of normal troops had been destroyed. Almost every mechanical soldier had wounds on their body, and the exterior armor of many of them had cracked open, showing their insides that were flickering with electric sparks.
Among the ten or so Apostle Weapons, four were paralyzed by Ravenlaude and brought before Han Xiao by the others, lying on the ground and unable to move. Han Xiao had to repair them himself for them to recover.
Apostle Weapons had the ability to repair themselves, but there was a limit. Once the damage they suffered exceeded a certain extent, or their tinder energy lowered beyond the warning line, they would enter a paralyzed or hibernation state. These four Apostle Weapons were all melee combat soldiers. Although they did not die at Ravenlaude’s hands, they had taken tons of damage.
“You’ve done a good job.” Han Xiao nodded. He raised his palm. Four silvery-white nanoparticles flew out and fused into these four Apostle Weapons. Their bodies shivered, and their exterior damage started to slowly recover.
“Leave them like this for the time being. I’ll have to give them a full repair inside the secondary dimension factory for them to fully recover.” Han Xiao then stared at Psionic Prime and smiled. “So, have you anything learned?”
Psionic Prime nodded. “Our neurons and memory storage collected all the combat data. The database for fighting with Beyond Grade As has new examples and is more comprehensive. The next time we fight with Ravenlaude or another Beyond Grade A Mage, we’ll be able to design more targeted strategies to decrease damage incurred and increase efficiency.”
Apostle Weapons were all mechanical lives with growth potential. Their learning ability was very powerful. The fighting process with all kinds of strong opponents would become part of the Apostle Weapons’ combat experience that would make them stronger, or even acquire special combat techniques.
“Very good. This is the first time you guys have defeated a Beyond Grade A at his fullest without the help of a Lord’s Avatar. I’m very satisfied with the results.”
Han Xiao gave them a few compliments. Then, he let the machinery set up space stabilization traps and shattered the magic ball with his hand.
Ravenlaude had only just sealed the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy when it was snatched away by Secret Master, so there was no time to set any magic arrays or whatnot. Brute force was all it took to break the container. Nonetheless, only Beyond Grade As would be able to break something like this so easily; Calamity Grades would not be able to.
The crystal magic ball exploded and turned to dust.
The moment the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy came out from the ball, it instantly expanded and wanted to escape to the secondary dimension. However, the mechanical army had set up the trap, so it could not escape.
This time, Han Xiao raised his hand, opened his palm, and performed a pull gesture at the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy.
A powerful absorption force erupted from his hand. The Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy flew to Han Xiao and entered his body. The red energy cloud was soon completely absorbed.
Han Xiao inhaled deeply, and red light shot out from his eyes.
According to the research the Universal Civilizations had on Primal Esper Ability Entities, only Espers and ordinary people could become owners. However, Han Xiao planned to test out how true this information was with his own body. After all, his first choice would, of course, be himself using it. He had to try to see if he was suitable.
He was not worried about failing. The damage caused by not being a compatible owner could kill Calamity Grades, but it would at the very most only cause a little bit of damage to Beyond Grade As. Plus, he humbly felt that his regeneration ability was not too bad, so he was not afraid at all.
Cells were the residence of Primal Esper Ability Entities. As soon as the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy entered his body, it automatically fused into each and every one of his cells. Intense agony exploded in Han Xiao’s body!
Han Xiao could clearly feel that due to the difference in Energy Attributes, the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy and his own energy conflicted and produced a feeling that was similar to rejection. The more Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy his cells absorbed, the more intense the pain became.
However, compared to the pain he went through during Promotions, this was child’s play. Han Xiao frowned slightly, opened the status bar in the interface, and looked at it.
Your body has been invaded by a Primal Esper Ability Entity. Due to repelling Energy Attributes, you’re receiving 30,000 – 50,000 erosive damage every second.
You have entered the [Cell Suppression (Energy Conflict Type)] state. Due to energy erosion, the cells that provide you energy are suppressed. -30% Health, energy, and stamina recovery efficiency.
You have entered the [Slightly Weakened] state. The energy erosion has made your body weak. -15% all attributes. -15% maximum health and energy.
You need to use extra energy to suppress the Primal Esper Ability Entity. Your maximum energy has been reduced by 40% temporarily.
“Huh, that’s a ton of debuffs.” Han Xiao’s mouth twitched.
His original plan was that even if he turned out to be unsuitable, he could try to forcefully endure the load brought by the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy with his regeneration ability, so he would be able to use the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy. However, when he saw all these debuffs, he knew that this would not work.
“Looks like I won’t be able to become the owner.”
Han Xiao shook his head. The energy in his body vibrated and immediately pushed out the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy, which made him feel refreshed instantly. All the debuffs from earlier disappeared.
Before the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy could do anything, Han Xiao took out a containing device for energy entities that had the appearance of a seventy-centimeter-long pipe. Its middle was yellow nano glass. Without saying a word, he contained the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy once again.
Seeing the mini Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy inside bashing left and right but not able to pass through the specially-made energy restraining field, Han Xiao shook the pipe and made the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy roll over a few times. He chuckled.
“Although I can’t become the owner, with my technology, it won’t be hard to make use of the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy. Mages can seal it in a special colossus and turn it into a fighting puppet, so I can build a special mechanical body to become the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy’s host too. I shall artificially create a mechanical owner. However, it’ll take a lot of testing to find a way to build the host…”
Han Xiao thought about how to deal with the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy.
However, at that moment, a weak psychic wave escaped from within the container that was filled with a sense of resignation. A sexless voice suddenly appeared in Han Xiao’s mind.
“Hi, Mr. Beyond Grade A, can we have a chat?”
Hmm? The Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy is talking? Right, this guy is an independent life form that has a conscience.
Han Xiao raised his brows, looked at the contained in his hand with interest, released his psychic barrier, and formed a psychic communication link with the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy.
“You’re the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy?”
“This is just what you people call me. My real name is Mossenil Kad Piroye ‘Red Spirit’ Dito…”
After dozens of words, the name still had yet to finish. Han Xiao could not take it anymore and interrupted its self-introduction. “Stop, it’s too troublesome. I’ll just call you Ah K.”
“Ah… Ah K…”
The Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy’s tone was stiff. It probably had never heard such a nice nickname before.
“Don’t mind the details. What did you want to talk to me about?” Han Xiao raised his brows.
“What do you plan to do with me?”
Han Xiao thought about it and told the truth. “I plan to build a host that can contain you, to make you fight for me. If that doesn’t work, maybe I’ll find a new owner for you.”
“As expected.” The Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy, however, was not angry about it. “I’ve seen many Beyond Grade As. When I fused with you earlier, I found that you’re one of the few stronger ones even among Beyond Grade As. I’m powerless to resist, so I’ll let you do whatever to my body. Be gentle, ok? I don’t like it rough.”
Why did the way you said that sound kind of weird?
Han Xiao coughed and said with curiosity, “You’re going to become my puppet, so aren’t you angry?”
“My life is longer than you can imagine. I’ve experienced everything there is to experience. It’s not like you’re the first one to want to control me. You’re just another passerby in my life.” The Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy’s tone was casual and carefree.
“… Didn’t expect you to be so open minded.”
Han Xiao’s mouth twitched, and he did not know how to describe this.
“If you’d lived as long as I, you’d know the feeling of loneliness. It’s the most horrifying feeling in the entire universe. Therefore, I hibernate most of the time. In fact, the experiences I have fighting alongside my owners are the more exciting and colorful memories.”
The Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy was very honest. As an ancient Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy that spent most of its time sleeping, he had no need to hide his real thoughts.
Han Xiao suddenly thought of what had happened to Evans not long ago and asked, “So, you actually are eager to find an owner?”
“During my hibernation, I let my sub-bodies find compatible candidates everywhere, and when the day comes that I’m interested in it, I’ll find an owner to start a new adventure.
Han Xiao’s cheeks twitched.
What’s going on with the world? Even Esper Abilities look for spare tires‽
Ptooey! Bad Esper Ability!
However, this explained what had happened to Evans—it was a story of a side chick becoming the main chick.
There are way too many things wrong with this…
“You’re so cooperative now, so why did you try to escape just now?”
“I like to be on the controlling side… but I can still enjoy being on the passive side,” the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy replied.
Han Xiao rolled his eyes. So, basically, it’s because you have no choice but to cooperate because…
He initially thought that the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy would resist and fight to its death, but to his surprise, the truth was so refreshing and novel.
However, it made sense when he thought about it. For an energy entity that had lived this long, few things probably mattered. It definitely resisted when it was caught the first time, but once one let that bottom line be crossed, one would start to fall into an endless abyss.
Han Xiao somewhat understood why the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy was like this—it was ancient indeed, but without enough strength, how ancient it was did not matter.
As someone once said, ‘If you cannot fight it, enjoy it.’
As time passed on, the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy slowly developed this personality of not caring about anything.
This time, the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy actively started a new conversation and asked, “It’s been so long since I awakened. What’s the situation in the universe now? What major events have happened in the past years? Who are you? Tell me, tell me.”
“Since you’re so cooperative, I’ll tell you…” Han Xiao shook his head. Through the psychic link, he quickly transmitted tons of data to the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy.
The Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy sensed the data joyfully. “Looks like while I was asleep, quite a number of big things have happened in the universe. I recall that when I fell asleep, the Beyond Grade As were not the ones existing now, and there were not this many of them.”
“So, how long did you sleep for?” Han Xiao asked.
“Hundreds of years? A thousand years? Sigh, why would I remember that? Time is meaningless to me.”
The Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy sighed and said in a fond, reminiscent tone, “Before the birth of Beyond Grade As, us Primal Esper Ability Entities still existed. Not to toot my own horn, but think about it. In the era when individual powers had yet to reach the Beyond Grade A realm, we represented peak strength. Countless people yearned for our power… Our era only ended when Beyond Grade As appeared.”
Primal Esper Ability Entities were extremely ancient. They definitely had a glorious history in the distant past. They might even have been the ‘protagonists’ of some era.
This seemed to be a group of people with quite a lot of stories to tell.
Han Xiao suddenly thought of something. “Then, do you know where the other Primal Esper Ability Entities are?”
“So much time has passed. I lost track of where they went long ago…” This time, Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy paused. He then suddenly changed his tone, which became motivated and energetic. “However, I might know where one guy is. If you’re interested, I can help you capture him.”
“… Why are you suddenly so excited?” Han Xiao responded doubtfully. Could it be that you like to beat up your teammates too?
“Truthfully, that guy is my arch enemy. I’ve never liked him. We fought every day long ago, and countless owners died. If you’re interested, I’m very willing to help,” the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy said with anticipation.
Han Xiao was a little surprised to hear this.
Not only did he capture the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy, but he now got a surprise gift? Buy one get one free?
Damn, I didn’t even bring Feidin here!
Could it be that when Secret Master pitied me earlier, he secretly increased my luck?
Hmm, or maybe this is a scam.
Han Xiao caressed his chin and asked, “What’s its name?”
“Its name is Na… Oh, according to what you guys call it, it should be the Holy Light Particle.”
Holy Light Particle?
Han Xiao’s eyes sparkled.
This was a familiar name too. In his previous life, it served the same host as the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy. It was Evans’ second Esper Ability.
As a crucial character in the EsGod storyline, Evans had quite a number of protagonist type opportunities. The Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy wanted him to help it take back the part of its body that EsGod had taken away, so it helped Evans become stronger at all costs. It probably had told him about the Holy Light Particle like it did Han Xiao.
Evans, however, had a very unique body, which shockingly happened to be compatible with the Holy Light Particle too. The two Primal Esper Ability Entities somehow achieved an agreement, let go of their past beef, and decided to share their owner. At that time, Evans was the first ever owner of multiple Primal Esper Ability Entities in the history of the universe.
Speaking of which, the man was quite talented. Even though he could no longer be an owner, recruiting him into the army would increase the army’s luck.
“No problem, no number of Primal Esper Ability Entities is too many. Where’s the Holy Light Particle?” Han Xiao was interested.
“As far as I know, it stays in a secondary dimension over very long periods of time. It’s a world made of materialized light; everything is made of colorful light. Solid light looks like bright gems, and liquid light looks like thick and dense milk…”
The Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy described the dimension with as much detail as possible, clearly showing his strong hostility to his arch enemy.
At the same time, a notification popped up on Han Xiao’s interface.
You have triggered the mission [The Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy’s Arch Enemy]!
Mission Introduction: You have captured the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy. It is a very casual guy. If you’re willing to help it handle a small problem, it is willing to fight by your side.
Mission Requirements: Defeat another Primal Esper Ability Entity, Holy Light Particle.
Reward: 2.4 billion EXP, 2 Character Summon Cards, activates special Milestone Mission—[Primal Esper Ability Collector].