Chapter 12: Li Qi’s Worry
Han went back through the return teleporter. Before he left though, he also specifically looked up on the information on Void End. Apparently, during the beginner stage, Han can void other people’s ability. So, if someone shoots a fireball at him, the fireball will hit him but it won’t be able to do any damage to him. It was as if the power entered into the void just before it reached Han’s body.
Suppose if Han’s Power Source Index (PSI) can pass 100 and reach the two star standard, he could then open up a spherical Void End Domain with a 1 meter radius. Anyone that enters the domain will lose their power and become ordinary people.
If Han’s PSI passes 1000 and reaches the three star standard, then the domain he can open up becomes 10 meters wide in radius. Same logic applies for higher star standards.
“Not too bad, I can actually cancel other people’s power.” Han thought with great excitement.
The light blinked by, Han opened his eyes and walked out of the assessment pod, other than the meat mountain Cheng Zhong and Li Muyun, there was another stranger. He was middle aged, had healthy bronze colored skin, with a square face and an expression that radiates a firm and persistent personality.
“Holy crap man, first test and you got a score of 90, if it wasn’t for that chick, maybe you could have gotten even more points!” Cheng Zhong put his arm around Han Lang’s neck and yelled in happiness, “That girl does look really cute though, bro I support you!”
Wait what and what??
Cheng Zhong was such a funny dude, he and Han just met today and now it’s like as if they grew up together. Seeing that Han’s score is so good, he’s happier than Han himself.
There was also other people’s seemingly exaggerated praise, which troubled Han. It was as if he had done something really extraordinary.
The squared-faced middle-age man coughed twice on purpose, Cheng Zhong laughed and said, “Oh I almost forgot, this is Chu Li, the chief in command of Esper Administration Center Shanghai division.”
“Chief Chu.” Han said with respect.
Chu Li nodded, “Up until now, your performance during the pressure exam was extraordinary. Next week same time you have to come here and continue the pressure exam, this is your responsibility as an esper.”
Besides having to produce the drug index reports, Han still had a bit of time every day. Since the chief asked him with great sincerity, Han nodded and agreed.
“In addition, the thing about registration, I’ve told my subordinate to process it already. You just have to wait here for a few minutes.” Then, Chief Chu lightly nodded, and walked out of the pressure assessment center.
Seems like the chief is pretty serious, when he was here no one else (of course, except for the meat mountain) talked. After he’s gone, everyone swarmed Han.
“SSS Power! The best in the galaxy man! Even the monsters at headquarter are way weaker in comparison to you!”
“That’s right, you didn’t see it. When the chief found out about how strong your power was, his face stayed expressionless for quite a while. What’s unfortunate is that you started too late, your PSI is a bit low too, and otherwise the Chief would drag you to the training camp for sure.”
“Ya, no mistake, I heard Chief Chu sighing in the background.”
When the crowd started talking about that, Cheng Zhong became a bit unhappy, “What are you guys talking about? My bro just has a low PSI right? He just need practice! This administration center’s training facilities are free for espers anyways. Bro, don’t listen to them, the first round of the pressure exam and you already got a 90! Who has seen a score this high?”
Han summarized everyone’s opinion, in conclusion his Void End is a very strong power and everyone was very happy for him. But because of the fact he started late, even Chief Chu felt that Han had limited future potential, so he didn’t really urge him to do anything particular. Only telling Han to not give up on the pressure exam and see if he can get an invitation to the Galactic Meet.
Of course, with normal logic, a person who only discovered his power at the age of 16 and has a PSI of only 27 would be given the status of having low potential. But, what they didn’t know was Han’s 27 PSI was not accumulated over the past 16 years, it only took 1 day!
All the strange things that happened at the Esper Administration Center took Han a lot of time. When he left it was already 3pm and his stomach was growling. At this time the monk has finished his pressure exam and came out too, he tried very hard but only walked 1 mile so he scored 60 points.
After hearing that Han has such an amazing power and got 90 in the first round, the monk was very happy too, yelling that they should all go out to eat and celebrate.
Talking about eating, how can we forget about Cheng Zhong (TL: also it might be a bit gay if it’s just Han and the monk)? So, the three of them left the administration center and went to the Peace Restaurant across the street. Han also gave a call to his best friend Li Qi who he hasn’t seen in long time. Before, when he was still poor, Han owed Li Qi quite a bit because he always asked to pay for the meals.
Han and the other two were all super hungry so they ordered a whole table of delicious food and started swallowing it chunk by chunk. Not too long, Li Qi also came. Han introduced him to Monk and Cheng Zhong, and also told Li Qi about his power.
With wide eyes, Li Qi yelled in excitement, “You little s--t became an esper?! That’s the best news I’ve heard in the past two months! You turned off your phone for so long. Wang Yan especially asked me about you, she seems to have feelings for you. Now that you are an esper, she will probably run into your arms without blinking her eyes!”
The meat mountain Cheng Zhong started to exaggerate again. “What’s good about chicks from Earth. Today he went to his first Pressure Exam and he already hooked up with a super cute chick from another planet. Although she’s a bit young, but her face, her body was perfect! I was drooling on the other side of screen watching him, Han is for sure a lady’s man!”
Li Qi was stunned and then he quickly asked, “Hurry up and tell your bro how you hooked up with that space chick!”
Han was speechless, these guys were acting as if they were anxious to see the world in chaos … saving someone can be interpreted as hooking up, what the **** is wrong with them…
The joyful atmosphere didn’t last too long, after joking around for a bit Li Qi became a bit sad. He asked for a bottle of wine and drank two big glasses himself, as if he had something in his mind.
Han felt it’s a bit strange, so he asked, “Are you sick? You don’t look so well.”
“I’m not sick, you are the one that’s sick.” Li Qi laughed and scolded at Han, then sighed, “I just came back from the hospital from visiting 4th grandpa. Ever since I can remember, 4th grandpa was the one that treats me the best. He doesn’t have wife nor kids, and I was like his grandkid.”
Han became very concerned too, “Is 4th Grandpa okay? Why’s he at the hospital?”
“He’s an esper, a few months ago when he’s exploring the extinction sites he used too much source energy, which caused damage in his zero-degree brainwave region (previously noted as the zero brainwave region, which is the part of the brain that controls source energy). I don’t know the details, the doctor said it’s called regional brain atrophy.”
Han answered immediately without any thought, “Oh, so that’s what happened. The zero-degree brainwave region is where espers store their source energy, training and battling causes that region to vibrate. The harder the training and the battle, the stronger the vibration, especially if it continues for a long time, which can cause different degree of damage to that region. “
Han continued, “But your 4th grandpa has reached the degree of atrophy, normal medicines won’t be able to cure it anymore, it’s necessary to extract young espers’ brain fluid and produce into a medicine called the zero-degree vitalizer to increase brain cell activity.”
“Then, it should be taken with a nuclear energy pill to quickly replenish the force energy, and only that can completely cure the regional atrophy.
Han spent the past 3 months writing index numbers for medicine, so all this knowledge has engrained themselves in his brain. After he was done giving the little speech, his three buddies at the table all looked at him with mouth open, and that’s when Han realized that he spilled the beans, because the zero-degree vitalizer and the nuclear energy pill are all illegal medicines which they probably never even heard of.
Cheng Zhong’s mouth twitched a bit and asked, “Extracting brain fluid from young espers? Isn’t that a bit too ruthless?”
Monk is a bit confused, “What’s nuclear energy? How does eating it quickly increases your source energy? How come I’ve never heard of such thing?”
Thank Sudarsan for bringing you guys this chapter! I know there are 9 chapters in queue now, I will try my best! Keep the donations coming and bury me with money plzzzz
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