Chapter 30: Base in Danger!
The dark net was really a lawless place!
When Han left the assessment pod and returned to his room, he was lost in thought.
Originally, Han thought that the slaves, illegal drugs, military-grade firearm black market were the darkest trades hidden on the dark net. Now that he witnessed the battlefield with blood flying everywhere, Han finally realized, the dark net is not as simple as he thought. The people that made the Live Broadcast of Death channel obviously didn’t care about the Milky Way Galactic Law.
Han really wanted to talk to Pathless Origin about that broadcast channel, but he resisted the urge.
Although Han always called Pathless Origin his teacher, their relationship was not really like that since the term “teacher” was just a polite form of address.
Han was scared of pissing him off because after all, having such a knowledgeable man from another planet to help him was a very precious opportunity that he didn’t want to tamper with. If it wasn’t for Pathless Origin, Han might never have come in contact with the deeper levels of dark net in this life time.
“Pathless Origin said that Live Broadcast of Death was the second layer of the dark net, does that mean there’s still a third layer?” Han thought to himself in excitement.
Then, Han shook his head, he spent too much time on the broadcast channel and it was already midnight. He should go back to work now… Drugs, equipment, watching broadcasts, they all costed money, and that 1,300 GC he made from writing index reports every month was his only income…
The increase in level was not only increased source energy, it also enhanced Han’s intelligence. Now, Han could keep the time to write up an index report to just below half an hour. That was a speed that the Han a few weeks ago could never even imagine. Including the one and half hour needed to collect additional data, Han only needed to work for about two hours every day, making his life much easier than before.
After finishing the report, Han asked Pathless Origin 3 questions as usual. It seemed like his relationship with him has been improving. In the past Pathless Origin always used the simplest language to answer Han but now he usually added a few more sentences to his answer as if he was scared that Han didn’t fully understand.
“In conclusion, your power is power immunity, you are destined to face other people in a fight for survival. You didn’t make the wrong observation, I never emphasized the importance of techniques. Techniques are obviously important, but they can be developed through repetitive training. However, your will and confidence isn’t something you can develop at home. It needs you to go onto the battle field and participate those bloody battles!”
“Training in the extreme cold or watching the live broadcast of a merciless brawl, it was all to train you to become a warrior with a strong will. A true warrior should carry a strong will, and even if one day he is killed in battle, his will still can’t scatter! You must reach that degree in order to be qualified to be a true warrior, and that’s also the only way to reach the pinnacle!”
“Of course, at this stage it is still more important to train under the extremely cold environment. After all, you inherited someone else’s power, so if you don’t completely reveal the source energy and potential of your predecessor, you are not only not fulfilling the responsibility to yourself, you are also being irresponsible for that warrior that left behind the power for you.”
“Tonight you can go to the -20 degrees Celsius water, you just need to take one source energy pill. I trust Little Black’s skills, his drugs won’t have any problems. But just to be safe, bring the zero-degree joviality pill too, and take it when you can’t hold it anymore.”
“About your training progress, I don’t care. What’s most important is for you to enter the struggling state in the face of despair. As long as you enter that state, any type of training you do will have doubled effect, and any training exercise will activate potential, you got it?”
Han quickly replied, “Understood, thank you teacher for your pointers.”
“Get lost, you wasted so much of my words and time. If it wasn’t for Little Black, who has time to even look at you!” Pathless Origin never forgot to scowl at Han for a bit at the end of his answer, it had become a habit of his.
In fact Han can clearly feel, under those harsh words there was some caring. But of course, a person with that much pride will always use Night Walker as an excuse.
But Han didn’t tell him about one thing, it was about his power. Pathless Origin always thought Han’s power was power immunity, but it’s not. What Han had was a power that was infinitely times stronger than power immunity, but now that Pathless Origin had a fixated idea of what Han’s power was, Han became scared that he would piss off him if he tells him that he actually had Void End.
“I guess I will wait till later to tell him…” Han thought for a bit and said to himself.
Training, writing index report, watching death broadcasts, it seemed like Han’s life only had these three things to do now.
He had been making great training progress, and every week he could achieve an increase of 230 points in his Power Source Index score on average. Pathless Origin also instructed Han to enter a colder layer of the pool after every week in order to increase the intensity of training.
The changes that have been taking place on Han’s body were very noticeable. One month after coming to the base, Han was a bit skinnier than before. The intense training had taken away the last bit of fat on Han’s body, making his body shape more standard, with broader shoulders and a slimmer waist. Although it looked skinny in clothes, but the muscles on his body were very resilient.
Another night of training was completed. The time was still early but the cafeteria was already filled with people, a lot of them sporting eye bags. No one was talking and they all had their heads down in the food. It was a completely different atmosphere than when Han just arrived to the base. In the beginning, every time he came to the cafeteria it was filled with laughter and joy, with people talking about all kinds of gossips.
But now, the base’s atmosphere made Han feel much more stifled. It was as if suddenly no one liked to talk anymore.
“Still want a meat bun?” That old lady serving food asked in a smile.
“Yep, and one large cup of hot chocolate please.” Han added.
“Why do you like to eat meat buns that much? I feel like all the meat buns I made were not enough for you to eat.” The lady joked with Han.
“It’s obviously because you have great cooking skills, I’ve never had a meat bun this tasty so I can never get enough of it.”
“You little boy!” The old lady had a bit smile on her face, and she quickly put in a few extra pieces of delicious meat when making the meat bun for Han.
“Thank you Ms.” Han took the breakfast and was about to go back to his room to eat, but just when he walked to the door, he saw a 27-28 year old soldier running out from the direction of the Extinction Domain, in his full battle suit and his body was covered in blood.
“Doctor Ri! Hurry to the clinic! Someone’s injured!” That soldier yelled.
Doctor Ri who was in the middle of eating breakfast quickly put down that half bowl of soup he was drinking, grabbed his glasses and ran right out of the cafeteria and to the clinic with that soldier.
After a few seconds, an electric jeep appeared from the direction of the Extinction Domain, a few soldiers jumped off carrying a stretcher and sprinted towards the clinic. The guy on the stretcher seemed to be in a really bad condition. His face was all pale white and his body was covered in blood, dripping all over the ground as they moved. After the stretcher past the cleaners quickly mopped clean the blood stains on the floor.
The people in the cafeteria discussed in small voices as they cleaned.
“How many is it now?”
“That’s so unfortunate, don’t even know if he can be saved or not. Chief Li is still down there, they haven’t come up in a long time right?”
“Of course not, the assault troops have been down there for about half a month now, now even the people working above ground are already nervous to death, we can only imagine how much pressure the troops working in the domain are experiencing…”