Chapter 87: Aeon Blood Seep
The small “red beans” gave Han a feeling of familiarity. He had seen them somewhere before; it should’ve been in that pharmacology book that Night Walker gave him.
“Could it be Aeon Blood Seep?” (TL: Aeon is tens of thousands of years) Han scratched his chin, and said to himself, “I can’t be that lucky? Aeon Blood Seep is something formed when the Earth absorbed the blood of powerful espers. It’s super rare, but here…”
Han suddenly raised his head, he suddenly realized, the huge monster’s skeleton stretches dozens of kilometers, and these blood-color red beans have been growing inside the monster’s skull, so they must be formed after absorbing the blood of this huge monster.
That meant, the Aeon Blood Seep doesn’t just form rarely after the death of elite espers, the pure blood of monsters could also foster top level drug ingredients.
Looking around, there were a lot of footprints left behind by dark beasts. It was still clear.
From that, it could be predicted that the places that grew Aeon Blood Seep usually had large amount of dark beasts gathering under normal conditions, making harvesting a difficult task.
But now, all the dark beasts inside the A-19 were gathered at the dark hall to massacre human invaders, leaving other places in the relic empty. That actually gave Han the perfect opportunity to stop by and harvest these precious Aeon Blood Seeps!
Han got in through the crack it the monster’s skull, and picked up an Aeon Blood Seep to start studying it.
It couldn’t be wrong, the 6 leafed plant that grew fruits like a drop of blood, the fruit shined and there seems to be blood flowing on the inside. It had a light fragrance, looked light but was actually as heavy as a steel bead, these were all features of Aeon Blood Seep.
Blood Seep was a powerful purifier type drug, and it could also be used as a valuable neutralizing agent for drugs. On the Galactic Dark Net, one drop of Aeon Blood Seep can be sold for at least 1 million GC, and there was always demand but little supply.
Han saw those clumps of red blood drops and was very pleasantly surprised. There were at least a few hundred drops, and he could just harvest them all himself!
In fact, dead bodies of high level espers had always been precious treasures that were hard to get. Power crystals may have formed in their brain, and blood seeps might have grown at the place that buried the body. Some scientists on the dark net can even dismantle the dead bodies to make sinful drugs.
Like the zero-degree region repair potion that Li Yu used in the past, that was from refining extracted brain fluids from living warriors, the method was very cruel.
Of course, after being exposed by the dark net for so long, Han already felt natural towards these illegal activities. He actually had a better understanding of the dark world than the normal world.
Han began to harvest these blood seeps. These valuable plants were very special, once the fruit has been picked, the plant will immediately wither down to the root, and never grow back again. After this harvest, if someone else comes here later on, then all they see would be empty ground with nothing here.
Usually, the blood seeps that came from espers’ refined blood, having one plant was good enough. But these blood seeps were formed from giant star beasts, that’s why there was an incredible amount of it.
As for the difference between blood seeps that formed from espers and beasts in the pharmacological field, Han wasn’t very clear, and this question will be left for the true expert Night Walker to solve.
After Han finished counting these precious blood seeps, he placed them into the storage ring. Inside the ring was an vacuum environment, so he was not scared of these blood seeps rotting.
According to the Dark Net’s market price, 1 million GC per drop, 732 drops is 732 million GC, plus all the loots he got earlier gave Han a total net gain of 1.6 billion GC!
“I still have to be alive to be able to spend this fortune.” While being excited Han still knew the danger he was in.
Just when he was planning to leave the skull of the monster, suddenly, after the field of blood seep plants withered, a golden ring appeared on the ground. Although being ages old, it was still shiny. Han didn’t know what material that’s made out of.
Han squatted and gently picked up the ring out of curiosity.
Suddenly, Han was teleported to the floating tower above the end of the valley. The alloy gate in front of his eyes slowly lifted, and inside was pitch black darkness.
So that golden ring was a switch that activated the sky ladder, Han inadvertently entered himself in a trial.
Han looked around, countless identical towers were floating magically in the air so no one knew which ones’ level were higher or had better rewards. Espers all relied on luck to stumble into these towers for trial tests.
The time of trials were normally 24 hours. According to experience, the longer the trial time, the higher level this floating tower was. After clearing corresponding trials, the loot was a lot better as well, and they were usually the key to getting a high ranking after the exploration event ends.
It was said that the highest record for trial times in the A-19 was 96 hours, but Han didn’t know where these high level floating towers were located at all. The location was only known by those powerful countries so their espers could go directly there without competition when the exploration event starts.
For this reason, the winners of past Milky Way Meet were all someone from the 12 Permanent Member Countries. People like Ke Lake, as someone that came from a weak unknown planet, it was already very shocking for him to make the 9th place.
Loots like Aeon Blood Seep, although it was top level loot, the Alliance won’t give Han too high score for that. After all blood seeps were drug ingredients. If Han wanted a high score then he needed to find blueprints, genetic codes and other things that could benefit the entire humanity.
Han not only had to make sure that he survived in the A-19, but also secure enough points. That would be just enough to make sure that Earth didn’t get colonized.
Ten years ago, that was what Ke Lake did. He passed A-7 at 9th place, made great contributions to the Alliance, and was recognized as a top talent.
When Sally Empire and a few other countries wanted to colonize Earth, the Alliance executives considered Ke Lake’s contribution and potential so they rejected that proposal, and that allowed Earth to luckily exist for another 10 years.
After ten years, now that Ke Lake’s missing, the heavy responsibility landed on Han. He must obtain the same or even better score than Ke Lake, in order to possibly prevent the colonization of Earth.
Thinking about that, Han raised his eye brows, and walked into the pitch back tower in big steps.
“If getting high enough score is my mission, then I will accept this trial!”
The large gate closed immediately, numerous holographic projections were shot into the darkness, and the darkness suddenly turned into a battlefield near broken cliffs!
A light display was activated, it was showing Milky Way’s universal language, and so Han was able to read it. Humans have learned countless things from prehistoric civilization, and this language was one of them.
Han was shocked, his eyes were fixed on those words, with a look of disbelief on his face.
“Trial level, 7.”
“Time required, 168 hours!”
A floating tower trial that takes 168 hours to complete, this should be the top level trial in A-19 right?! Before this, Han heard that the highest floating tower trial was only 96 hours, called Level 5 Trail.
Every time, A-19, the could only be activated for 30 days, yet this simple trial was going to take 7 days and 7 nights. It was obviously how high-level and difficult this trial would be.
Only by attending the hardest trial, will it be possible to get the most valuable reward!
Everything that happened in this world happened for a reason. In the dark hall, Han didn’t choose to flee with the majority, but escaped on his own onto a side path.
This side path took Han to the Skeleton Valley, found him valuable blood seeps. After harvesting the blood seeps, the hidden sky ladder appeared, and Han then came to this Level 7 Trial.
All of which happened since the moment he picked a path that no one else walked. If since the very beginning, Han made choices similar to others, then how would he be lucky enough to end up here?
Han smiled, his finger gently touched the “Start” button on the screen.
Now, he really wants to know, the top level trials left behind by the prehistoric civilization, what was it going to be like? Once cleared, what would be the reward?”
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