Chapter 1079 Rich Reward
Han Xiao glanced at the interface and had a rough idea.
According to the basic rewards, he knew that helping Hila to take over the Underworld dimension would probably not be difficult. The only tough part was the bonus requirement—god only knew how much energy it would take for the Underworld to reach its original state, but even draining Hila dry would probably not be enough.
However, since it was an inheritance from the predecessors, there was no reason to reject it.
[Mark of the Underworld] was quite tempting for Han Xiao. Its effect granted him the right to control the secondary dimension to a certain extent, similar to the Mark of Evil Convergence, which Traveler had. At the same time, it would also increase his strength to some extent.
Furthermore, he could also dray the soul of the enemies he killed into the Underworld. This was equivalent to basically getting part of Hila’s power as a part-time soul collector.
Along with the Favorability reward from this mission, it seemed that this mission was saying that he did Onicelu a great favor, so she was willing to let him use her body.
When he thought of it this way, it seemed quite exciting…
Han Xiao searched his memories. In his previous life, Hila did not display any ability related to the Underworld dimension, so the Underworld had probably perished before she discovered it.
After all, the main reason Hila discovered the Underworld came from when she tried creating a life link with Aurora. Without the energy the Underworld absorbed when they transferred energy to each other, Onicelu would not have awakened.
In his previous life, however, Aurora was long gone, and Hila was alone. Without Aurora, she most likely never discovered the Underworld dimension and missed out on the inheritance.
At the same time, even if Hila did obtain the Underworld dimension, without Aurora, they would not be able to summon or Edo Tensei anyone…
In conclusion, the Germinal Organization leader was truly a great man.
All kinds of thoughts flashed past Han Xiao’s mind. In the end, he nodded at Onicelu and said, “Alright, I’ll bring them here very soon to meet you.”
“I’m counting on you.” Onicelu smiled.
Then, she disappeared and hid away. She had already said everything she needed to, and with very limited energy that she had no way of recovering, she did not want to waste any of it.
Han Xiao and Ames were the only ones left. He turned around to look at her and saw that she was pondering. It was clear that she was shocked and had yet to recover.
This was not without its reasons. Initially, the two of them only wanted to come and take a look at the place for Hila. Never did they expect to run into this chain of incidents. First, they met Traveler and beat him into a pulp, then were attacked back an unknown fleet. Clotti went missing, the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy became disabled, and in the end, they met the Underworld’s dimensional consciousness entity and discovered this shocking secret. There was too much information to process.
It was said that every lucky guy seemed to run into trouble most easily. Why did he never notice that Ames was talented in this area?
However, overall, Han Xiao was more pleasantly surprised than shocked. He had captured the Holy Light Particle, triggered a few new missions, and obtained some secret information. The rewards of this trip were quite rich.
Although part of the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy had been snatched away, it could still use its powers. When he put it this way, it did not seem like he had lost anything at all.
As for the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy’s agony, Han Xiao was actually not really concerned. As a great man once said, everyone had different reasons to feel sorrowful or joyous, not to mention the difference between people and Esper Ability entities.
Dealing with the Holy Accord would take a lot of planning. The main mission now was to help Hila inherit the Underworld.
Having thought of that, Han Xiao patted Ames’ shoulders and said, “Stop daydreaming. It’s time to leave.”
Ames regained focus and chuckled with joy.
“I never thought Hila and Aurora would meet something like this. I’m proud of my students.”
“Yes yes yes, your students are amazing.” Han Xiao interrupted her. “Having met something like this, we’ll have to cut our schedule short. I’ll have the Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy take you back to Black Star Palace to bring Hila here, what do you say?”
“Of course, it’s a great idea.” Ames smiled.
Han Xiao nodded and ordered the Mysterious Energy Host to grab Ames. In the blink of an eye, they disappeared. The Primal Chaos Mysterious Energy’s ability to cross between secondary dimensions was much more convenient compared to mechanical devices. It would not take long for them to return.
He was the only one there. After some thinking, he took out his communicator and called the dynasty’s secondary dimension frontline station. This time, he contacted the dynasty’s person in charge who was stationed there.
After some time, the communication went through, and Guzar’s face appeared before his eyes.
The moment Han Xiao saw this face, he was stunned for a second.
Yoho, I was mistaken. That sure startled me. This is way too similar to Zhang Fei’s face…
This time, Guzar’s loud voice sounded with an impatient tone.
“Black Star, we suddenly lost the location of Dark Lord. Where did he go?”
“We were attacked by a mysterious fleet. He was exiled into the chaotic space streams…” Han Xiao explained the process briefly with emphasis on the technology of the Holy Accord.
“These weaklings actually troubled him? Clotti is really getting rusty,” Guzar murmured with dissatisfaction.
“It happens, it happens…” Han Xiao dry coughed trying to change to the topic.
Guzar caressed his beard and mumbled, “However, their technology is indeed unique. If taken by surprise, I might end up the same way too… Hey, Black Star, do you know their identity?”
“Nope. However, if you guys want to investigate them, I suggest you start with the records of the birth of the Primal Esper Ability Entities. This organization undoubtedly has more than one Primal Esper Ability. Other than that, there’s nothing else I know.”
Han Xiao had very limited knowledge about the Holy Accord organization in this era. Therefore, simply mentioning its name might not only be not very effective but also bring him more trouble.
“Understood, I’ll relay your information up. They dare to attack the dynasty’s man. We will certainly dig them out and teach them a lesson,” Guzar said with a deep voice.
Han Xiao nodded.
Getting the dynasty to chase after the Holy Accord would at least cause them some trouble.
With the power of advanced civilizations, they might really be able to notice something.
Guzar complained for a while to vent his anger before he finally calmed down. He sized Han Xiao up and could not help but give him a passionate invitation.
“Black Star, I have always wanted to meet you. Come to my place if you have the time. We’ll have to know more about each other.”
“There’ll be chances in the future.”
Han Xiao agreed with a smile while being quite contented in his heart.
The fact that a powerful Beyond Grade A actively came to him meant that his networking skills were finally reaching their peak.
The Great Mechanic Han knew who Guzar was; he was a direct Beyond Grade A of the dynasty who was stationed in the secondary dimension. Before this, he had never come into contact with him, but in his memories, this guy seemed quite strong. Sadly, he died too early in his previous life, before the World Tree version.
Speaking of which, the secondary dimensions were one of the battlefronts during the World Tree war, and the battles there were just as bloody as in the main universe. The research labs and the outposts of the three Universal Civilizations were almost all destroyed. Compared to the stable spacetime of the main universe, the strange and unpredictable secondary dimensions seemed more dangerous to many.
They then chatted for a while longer. The conversation was quite pleasant, and they both gave each other a good impression.
When Han Xiao hung up the call, the space beside him rippled again. The Mysterious Energy Host had brought Ames and Hila back.
He turned and said, “Yo, you’ve come. Why didn’t you bring your sister?”
“There’s no need to bring Aurora to such a dangerous place. If her ability is needed, I’ll just tell her to transfer it to me remotely,” Hila explained. She then looked around at the Underworld dimension with curiosity and doubt. “You guys really didn’t trick me together, right? Is this secondary dimension the inheritance of the Primordial Ones?”
“Let her explain it to you herself.”
Han Xiao snapped his fingers.
Onicelu appeared again. She first gave Han Xiao a smile that seemed to mean she was very satisfied with how efficient he was before pulling Hila aside to speak to her.
Seeing this, Han Xiao told Hila, “Alright, go chat with her. Ames and I shall leave for now. I’ll leave a mechanical army here. Notify me if anything changes. Anyway, you have the King mechanical suit. Tell me if you’re in danger and I’ll just teleport you back.”
Hila turned to look at him but hesitated for a moment before nodding. “Alright, go have fun.”
Han Xiao smiled at him. He told the Mysterious Energy Host to take the two of them away.
He was not worried about Hila’s safety. After all, she was a Beyond Grade A. Plus, his army was with her. She had more than enough strength to protect herself in the secondary dimensions.
Looking at the direction the two of them disappeared in, complicated emotions appeared in Hila’s eyes.
There was joy and disappointment.
Of course, she was surprised to come across the opportunity of becoming stronger through the inheritance of the Primordial Ones.
However, when she thought of the fact that the promise Black Star had made to travel with her alone in the secondary dimensions might be disposed because of it. She was somewhat disappointed.
Although she never spoke of it, she actually really wanted to go out with Black Star…
The Void Dimension.
With a flash of red light, the two of them appeared in Kirkmond’s territory in an instant.
As the official business regarding the Holy Light Particle and the Underworld dimension was complete, Han Xiao planned to complete the milestone mission, [Void Conqueror]. Therefore, remembering his promise to Kirkmond, he rushed back.
However, when the two of them looked around, they were stunned.
The void crystal floating city that was originally filled with void creatures was now empty. The void army that was stationed there had vanished.
“That’s strange. Where did they go? Field training?” Ames looked around.
“Let’s ask a void creature about it.”
Han Xiao led Ames to Kirkmond’s palace. As expected, there were indeed some void creatures with no combat capability who were left behind. They had seen their boss invite these two guests here, so they approached them.
“Where did Kirkmond go?” Han Xiao asked directly.
“Master has taken the army out to war.”
“Didn’t I tell him to wait until we returned? He couldn’t even wait for such a short time?” Han Xiao wondered.
The void henchman said with resignation, “Kirkmond did not start the war. We were invaded by another Void Duke. Kirkmond was forced to take the fight.”
“Give me the coordinates of the battlefield then.” Han Xiao narrowed his eyes and said softly, “It seems like we’ve come right on time.”
At the same time, in a certain area of the Void Dimension, two enormous void armies were fighting.
In the middle of the battlefield, the two Void Dukes of the two sides were dueling.
One rode a young Void Dragon, holding an enormous void crystal shield and a black longsword. The other rode a Void Worm and held a greenish-copper short spear in all of its twenty or so arms.
Every clash of their weapons sent out a blue-purple void energy shockwave. A huge area around them was empty—no one dared interfere with the duel between two Void Dukes.
The one who used a sword was Kirkmond, who had a slightly lower hand in the fight. His control of void energy was not as good as the opponent, and his energy was not as strong. He was defending himself more than attacking.
The enemy he was facing was indeed his archenemy, as well as Han Xiao’s mission target, Void Duke Bagdora.
Since they were both void creatures and had high resistance to void energy, long-range attacks had very limited effects. Therefore, when fighting against one of their own, most void creatures preferred close-range battles.
More than ten short spears slashed down simultaneously. Kirkmond hastily raised his shield to block them. The clash sent out several rings of shockwaves as they competed in power.
“Can you feel my improved strength? You’re no longer a match for me!” Bagdora laughed.
“You killed another Void Duke‽” Kirkmond was both shocked and enraged.
At their level, every slight increase in strength was very important. Their strength would only suddenly grow when they devoured someone at the same level as them or higher.
In all these years, none of them was clearly stronger than the other. Now, however, Bagdora was clearly stronger. The only explanation was that he had devoured the core of another Void Duke.
“Hehe, a newborn Void Duke just happened to pass by my territory. I turned him into my energy. This is fate, and fate dictates that I’ll defeat you!”
Damn it! Kirkmond was jealous. Why don’t I ever get this lucky?
Bagdora’s short spears left afterimages behind. He seemed to be growing impatient. Kirkmond was already a very nutritious meal in his eyes, and he could not wait to eat him up.
“If I eat you, I’ll be able to become one of the strongest Dukes. There’s no use resisting. Become my food!”
Kirkmond could not hold much longer. His army was also showing signs of losing.
He knew that his defeat was certain is this went on, so he yelled furiously,
“Don’t go over your head! I still have reinforcements!”
“So what? You think you can scare me away?”
Bagdora laughed out loud as he cut away a small part of Kirkmond’s body without mercy.
“I’ll eat your so-called reinforcements too. I’ll take it as your gift to me!”
At this time, Han Xiao just so happened to arrive at the edge of the battlefield through hyperdrive. Hearing this, he turned to look at this Void Duke, and his brows twitched a little.
He released a public telepathic message that instantly covered the entire battlefield.
“You wanna try it?”