Chapter 176: Back to the Alliance (Part One)
Although Fran strongly preferred Han to stay, Han said goodbye to everyone within an hour, took the Ye Family’s warship and left the Headhunter Star System.
Fran shouted, “What’s so good about the Alliance? Politicians everywhere, deceiving every day. If you ever get tired of the Alliance, come to my place! The Headhunter Star System will always open its doors to you and welcome you anytime, my brother!”
Han was also quite touched by this. These aliens were all very straight forward, hanging out with them was indeed quite easy. Sing and drink when you’re happy, and just fight when you aren’t happy, and after the fight everything will be forgotten.
“Alright, if someday I can’t dwell in the Milky Way anymore, I will come seek refuge with you!” Han teased back.
Ye Guhong handed a data dish to Han and whispered, “Jincheng already told me why you must see me. Inside the drive is everything I know, originally I wanted to tell you myself and also invite you to come live with us for a while at our base.”
“But since you have to leave and still have important things to take care of, I won’t keep you. You can see the information yourself.”
Han nodded, solemnly took over the disk and asked, “Will the Ye Family continue to move forward?”
“Yes.” Ye Guhong deepened his voice and said, “Our vanguard fleet already entered the Gulf Stream Star Field (TL: an area even further than Turbid Star Field) and it will soon enter the even further Silent Star Field. Next time if you want to see Weiwei, I’m afraid that you will have to at least chase us into the Gulf Stream Star Field.”
“But although our main fleet will keep on moving forward, we will still leave behind trade fleets wherever we travel. As long as you want to find us, you will always be able to find Weiwei and I.”
These words obviously had another layer of meaning and Han picked it up, but he was more concerned about the ideas in Ye Guhong’s mind.
Smiling, Han said, “Can you give me a rough idea, just how far will you go before you stop?”
“Stop?” Ye Guhong shook his head and said, “We, the Ye Family, are the oldest expedition family in the Milky Way, we will never stop travelling forward, my grandfather’s grandfather even launched a century-long super expedition and travelled to those places no one in the Milky Way had ever heard of, and we aren’t nowhere close to that far yet.”
With a sudden change in tone, Ye Guhong said seriously, “But all the past expeditions we had, no matter how far we go, we would always return back to the Milky Way. But this time, we are not planning to come back anymore.”
“The reason is in the disc I gave you. To be honest, I personally don’t like the Alliance. It has been too corrupted, like an old machine. Although it can still barely maintain normal operations, but once the Alliance encounters powerful enemies and needs to fight back, this old machine will collapse.” Ye Guhong did not hide his pessimistic view of the future and said with a worried look.
Under Ye Jincheng’s escort, Han left the Headhunter galaxy and started heading back at the fastest speed. It was very urgent, Han must travel non-stop back in order to be on time for the next regular meeting.
Locking himself inside a room, Han and Yuan Yuan started watching the data disc Ye Guhong gave him together.
Yuan Yuan had a holographic projections device installed on him so he projected the contents inside the data disc onto the wall so Han could watch easily.
The data was a record of Ye Guhong’s 8 years long expedition not long ago, and it also included the events after he got back from that voyage when he made the important decision to have the whole family move out of the Milky Way galaxy.
The screen started off with the fleet setting sail from the Milky Way, and since it was an ultra-long distance expedition, Ye Guhong and his men were riding on a specially modified expeditionary cruiser, the Assassin Class.
The Assassin-class expeditionary cruisers emphasized mobility, assuming there were no unexpected risks, it could move at high speeds. At the same time, it was equipped with high-power radar arrays, ultra-long-distance communication relay, and more efficient and more powerful fusion reactors and so on.
This fleet consisted of 7 Assassin-class cruisers, with Ye Guhong on one himself and his men divided onto the remaining 6.
Han surprisingly found out that Ye Guhong went even further than he imagined, and from time to time, his fleet will go through a natural wormhole.
Natural wormholes were a super-space channel between two points, and as the oldest and most powerful explorers, the Ye Family possessed a lot of secret information about wormholes.
The present transition engines, depending on the model, could artificially create wormholes of 10-30 light years in distance, but the diameter of the Milky Way was up to 120,000 light years.
Even the fastest spaceship right now, if it wanted to complete a trip across the Milky Way, still needed 166 days which was more than 5 months.
But with the natural wormholes, there was no distance limit. It might take you and cross only a few light years of distance, but it might also help you directly cross the huge galaxy.
So it is very important to understand the coordinates of these natural wormholes in the universe, and normally if a family learned about the location, they certainly wouldn’t share it with the others.
Ye Guhong and that fleet of his also relied on those natural wormholes to reach a distance that was far beyond Han’s imagination. That journey that took 8 years, if someone else did it, it might take even more than 30 years.
Suddenly, the screen flashed, and a war-ravaged sky appeared.
In space, numerous warship wreckages were floating around, and all the habitable planets had been turned into ruins. Even the star system that the Ye Family’s ancestors once visited had now been completely erased from the universe!
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