Chapter 438: Vol6 Ch26: A secretly conducted ritual
“IT’S YOU, BASTARD!!” Meng Luo’s body instinctively shook a bit, feeling some extremely unpleasant memories resurfacing.
His Cede surged and boiled like a storm as an unseen force reinforced Meng Luo’s body, invisible energies then manifested into snake-like tentacles, the Ancestral Wild’s power had been imbued into Meng Luo’s body.
If the power Meng Luo used against Yun Yi because the latter wounded him was 100, then as soon as Meng Luo saw this guy with the red blades, he exerted a power of 200.
He had truly grieved too many times because of him during these past few years, constantly being subjected to one disgusting act after another. For example, there was one time when he spiked a girl’s drink with an aphrodisiac and was about to use his 200 grams of meat to tickle her itch, then this guy showed up and cured her right when his pants were already down.
If it wasn’t for this guy’s interference these past few years, he wouldn’t have needed to come here to earn contributions in the first place, he would have already become the President of the Desolate Republic.
“I’ve been looking for you all these years!!” as soon as Meng Luo shouted this, his entire body turned into a shadow, leaving two glowing red dots hovering in the air.
“Sorry then, if my actions have caused you any inconvenience, then come beat me up!” Killer J indifferently picked his nose with his pinkie finger before flicking it out.
The two hovering red dots flickered a bit to avoid the unknown thing flying at it, then all of his Cede abruptly contracted to increase his speed significantly, crashing into Killer J’s body before Yun Yi even realized what happened.
The hovering red dots carried Killer J without feeling any resistance, breaking through several walls before they arrived at a relatively empty large room.
This room was originally meant to test the effectiveness of weapons against the disaster-infected Desolates in real combat. The wide space was meant to let the disaster-infected Desolate exert their speed advantage and see if the weapons could accurately hit them.
Meng Luo was now completely unconcerned about the mission target; he was completely focused on killing this bastard in front of him.
However, Killer J who was being dragged by him suddenly smirked and asked with a magnetic hoarse voice: “Have you ever seen red rain?”
As Meng Luo’s pupils dilated, Killer J’s body suddenly exploded.
Zi zi zi zi…
The countless red blades in the air continuously vibrated to give off noise, each of these blades was as thin as a cicada’s wing, slowly drifting in the air like snowflakes, but hid a fatal threat behind them.
Yun Yi landed on the ground a lot further away and didn’t stop running towards a safe location. He was a researcher, so even though he had gained some combat skills through Professor Lan Shan’s course, his skills were still mostly terrible.
The reason why he managed to injure Meng Luo earlier was that Meng Luo didn’t use his full strength right away, not to mention that was more or less an ambush created through flexible use of technology. Even then, if that person hadn’t arrived in time, he would have already been killed by Meng Luo’s punch.
A member of the Impure Hermit Order.
Having lived here for 5 years, Yun Yi had learnt quite a bit of internal information.
The Impure Hermit Order might seem like they were the same as the Celestials, but they were actually not. The Celestials were a race that was born through Negary’s information, the majority of them recognized and willingly followed Negary’s Pathway, even after they had resolved all of their natural-born shortcomings, they would still follow Negary.
If one really stretched the definition, they could be called Negary’s familial species. Of course, it was a stretch because the Celestials were only born partly through Negary’s information, not entirely of it.
In truth, even now, Negary had no intention of letting his Pathway completely erode an individual, because that would only turn them into his puppet with an almost non-existent sense of self.
As for the Impure Hermit Order in particular, while Negary had created this organization and it was still moving in accordance to his will, its members only treated Negary as a leader, not a target of worship. Their goal was to jointly improve themselves and eventually manifest their own Pathways.
For these reasons, Negary usually released just a tiny branch of his Pathway’s information, which was only enough to become guidance. For this reason, a portion of Celestials had chosen to join the Impure Hermit Order, while a tinier portion had chosen to defect to the Desolate’s side as well.
Yun Yi had thought a lot for the past 5 years, but still ended up deciding to walk the path of eternal peace. He understood his limits very well and knew that he didn’t have a new path that he could carve out for himself.
Not everyone in the Impure Hermit Order had such potential either, but they had the determination to attempt carving out that path anyways, which was also a talent in and of itself.
That was why Yun Yi who understood himself well had chosen to join the Celestials and walk the path of eternal peace, depicting a Land of Eternal Peace for himself. He fully believed that Negary would definitely be able to become the Land of Eternal Peace for everyone.
It was also because of this belief that when he was pulled by Meng Luo into the delusion, he didn’t choose to wait for the fake rescue and instead stepped out of that room on his own, choosing to face the cruel world outside, defeating his mental trauma and taking another step forward on the path of eternal peace.
That guy who saved me didn’t give the impression of a Celestial.
Yun Yi muttered to himself while making his way to a certain location in the research center to meet up with the security forces.
“The 5 disaster-infected Desolates who went berserk have been recaptured, there are still Desolate death soldiers hiding at various locations to cause destruction, but our men have gone to get rid of them, the exploded passage is also being cleared out”
“They’re very sly, not only did they destroy a long tunnel, but they’ve also placed a unique Cede curse in various places along the tunnel. If we aren’t careful when opening up the tunnel, we can easily cause new explosions” the research center’s head of security reported the basic situation to Yun Yi: “The outside encirclement has also been tightened, nobody who snuck in this time will be able to flee”
This time, someone had betrayed the Celestials to help outsiders infiltrate the research center, and even disguised themselves as security personnel. Quite a few researchers had been injured and quite a bit of research data had been destroyed during this incident, so he was definitely going to be held accountable.
However, Meng Luo would also fall here during this incident.
Since the underground research center was meant for research, there weren’t too many security personnel here.
Most of the security force was actually being posted on the perimeter above ground, so if the traitor hadn’t led them past the perimeter, the Desolates wouldn’t have been able to enter the research center in the first place.
“The next time I see him will probably be on the surgery table” Yun Yi shook his head.
Meng Luo was indeed unique, but only a Meng Luo who had walked on the path of eternal peace would become the Holy Child, otherwise, he would be an experimental subject for the Celestial perfection project.
The current Meng Luo had gotten too involved with the Desolates that his chances of entering the path of eternal peace were essentially zero, so his outcome was quite predictable.
Suddenly, Yun Yi narrowed his eyes. He had managed to surpass his trauma and took another step forward on the path of eternal peace, so he should have been rewarded with Source Energy to better depict his Totem, but he didn’t receive any Source Energy at all. Instead, he felt a strange sensation, as if something was being loaded onto his body.
Meanwhile, the battle continued in the underground testing chamber. Meng Luo was growing increasingly irritated, not just because of Killer J constantly mouthing off nonsense, but also because he felt like he was losing something important in his heart.
 a ‘familial species’ is a difficult concept to explain. In essence, it’s usually when a single entity creates an entire race, in this novel, you can consider the Dragon race to be the Progenitor Dragon’s familial species, and the Divine race to be the New Deity’s familial species. The only equivalent there might be in reality would be “humans were created from God’s image”, in this statement, humans are God’s familial species