Chapter 40: Half of the Heart of Darkness
In the Virtual World.
Pathless and Night met again, still playing that Galactic Chess while talking about Han.
“Old Black, judging by the time, Han should be doing his last injection now right. What did you give him? Will it wake him up from the enclosed state that his zero-degree brain region is in?” Pathless Origin asked curiously.
Night Walker pushed up his golden framed glasses and responded mysteriously, “I don’t know about waking up or not, but I know that if he does wake up, he would be a true monster.”
Pathless Origin was shocked for a second, “Monster? What did you give him? Is it your best Force of Milky Way?”
Night Walker slightly shook his head.
“Then it’s 9 layer starlight?”
Night Walker still shook his head, and smiled, “Do you still remember the Heart of Darkness?”
Pathless Origin curled his lips, “Of course, that heart is one of the reasons why we are stuck in the dark net. It’s all your fault, you were so possessed and determined to steal that thing. Wait, no, don’t tell me you actually used the Heart of Darkness as a base for the medicine you made for Han? That was your treasure!”
Night Walker answer indifferently, “The most valuable materials are only valuable because of what they can make. Han’s Void End belongs to the dark and mysterious descent, which is kind of related to the power of darkness, and the Heart of Darkness is among the highest concentrated dark material you can use in medicine, so the two should be able to work together.”
“All these years, I’ve been focused on investigating the properties and medical reactions of the Heart of Darkness, and I discovered that its true nature is really scary. Normal people can’t use it, only espers like Han with dark mysterious descent powers can possibly trigger the effect of the heart.”
“A few hundred pills were swallowed at once by Han yet he’s still alive. That’s says enough about how unique Han’s zero-degree brain region is. It has a powerful self-defence mode, but it’s still not the solution. That’s why I chose to fight poison with poison!”
“Fight poison with poison?” Pathless asked curiously, “You mean letting the Heart of Darkness to attack the poison that already resides in Han’s body?”
Night Walker nodded, “I used half of Heart of Darkness combined with Thousand Golden Yellow and Silver Blue Skyline to make this special medicine and divided into a course of 12 injections. If my calculations aren’t wrong, Heart of Darkness will first react with the existing poison in Han’s body.”
“The first three injections that enter Han’s body won’t hurt Han because his lifeline has already been isolated and protected by the zero-degree brain region.”
“After three doses, not only will Han not die, the poison inside his body would be cleared empty. At that moment, Han should already build up immunity towards Heart of Darkness, which means that Heart of Darkness is no longer a poison that can kill Han.”
“At that moment, injecting large of amounts of Heart of Darkness will allow Han to completely adapt to the power of the heart. After the 12 doses completely enters Han’s body, then his tolerance to Heart of Darkness will also reach the pinnacle. At that moment, the heart isn’t just not going to kill Han, but will become a part of Han’s body.
Pathless Origin swallowed a mouthful of cold air, taking advantage of the defensive measures of Han’s zero-degree brain region to force Han to adopt the Heart of Darkness therapy, ultimately absorbing the most dangerous and unreasonable dark medicine in Milky Way, Night Walker’s technique is still as on point as before.
“If everything you said happened, Han will ultimately clear out all the poison in his body and take control of the Heart of Darkness, then what happens?” Pathless asked in curiosity.
Night Walker answered in a deep voice, “Two main effects. First, Han will naturally wake up as healthy as ever.”
“Second, because Han’s body will gain the power of half of Heart of Darkness, Han will grow an extremely strong tolerance for poison. I can’t say he will be totally immune, but it can at least provide up to 90% immunity from poison damage.”
Pathless clapped out of excitement, “90% reduction to poison? That means, if other people can only eat 2 or 3 nuclear energy pills before dying, Han can eat 10 or 20 consecutively and still have no problem? That means he can eat the drugs with less severe side effects like candy!”
“And since Han already has Void End, if he has to face a strong opponent, he can still kill them by just taking drugs and pills! An overpowered physical property of almost full immunity to poison, it’s awesome just thinking about it!”
Night Walker smiled, “It doesn’t even end there. Why did Han improve that fast? It’s because he absorbed Ye Shuihan’s power crystal. Ye Shuihan had the foundation of a 6 star warlord, and with your extreme training methods to add a bit of pressure and force some of that energy from the zero-degree brain region, that’s why Han’s level skyrocketed!”
“But about what will happen later, you know too, it is almost impossible to fully inherit the power from the predecessor. Ye Shuihan’s a 6-star warlord, minus that loss from inheritance, then Han would only be able to reach around 5-star tops.
Night Walker stopped for a second, and continued, “Now if Han can really wake up, his body would naturally gain half of the Heart of Darkness. What does that mean? It’s the natural antitoxin, which means that unless he takes something more poisonous than the Heart of Darkness, no other drug will hurt him.”
“That means, Han can take large amounts of support medicine during training, like source energy pills that boosts training efficiency. Other people can only eat one per day, but now Han can eat 5, 10, or 15 and still be fine!”
“Then top that with your unique extreme training, even if Han uses up all of the potential that Ye Shuihan left him it’s still okay, because those drugs will still allow Han to keep on reaching breakthroughs and let his level soar through the sky! You tell me if it’s awesome or not!”
Pathless Origin had never been this excited in a long time, “AWESOME, too awesome! I can’t even wait to see the expressions on other people’s face when they meet Han! They finally waited till the death of Ye Shuihan and now here comes Han! Not only did he inherit that Ye Shuihan’s power, his potential is even better than him! All the espers will go insane after meeting Han!”
“But Old Black, this time you really used your most hard-earned capital, the Heart of Darkness is unique in the entire Milky Way and thus it’s priceless. You used half of it at once for Han, wouldn’t it make your heart ache?”
Night Walker’s eyes suddenly dimmed, he let out a long sign, “I must say, being stuck here in the dark net, you aren’t the only one getting bored. Although I got a wife and daughter and the management of a company to keep me busy, it’s still incomparable to before.”
His gaze moved to the horizon, Night Walker continued, “We both can never return to the past, we can only sit here in boredom. But luckily, fate finally showed us its good side, and gave us the chance to meet someone interesting like Han. Helping him is actually helping me.”
“Han has the talent, determination, hardworking character, stubborn personality, he really resembles us when we just entered the Milky Way. Being able to watch Han grow bit by bit, is my biggest spiritual sustenance right now.”
Pathless Origin let out a long sigh too, “There’s nothing we could do for ourselves at this stage, at last we offended someone that can’t be offended. This huge Milky Way, actually doesn’t have anywhere else for us to go.”
“Let’s just wait and see, today’s the day for Han’s last injection. Hopefully he will get better soon.”