Mystical Journey - chapter-1199-behind-the-scenes-1
Chapter 1199: Behind the Scenes 1
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
“Kong Yuan? What are you talking about?” The robot took two steps
back. Garen had guessed right, he was just a simple researcher, and as
such he did not have much fighting power at all. Or rather, he had
obtained a part of the Slayer’s fake Sacred Sigil, a counterfeit, and
yet he did not have the courage to use what little power he possessed.
It was just like with a weak average person, no matter how weak they
were, they would still have some power. If they just trained a little and
had the guts for it, they would easily be able to kill the person they
used to be. But this person in front of Garen now evidently did not even
have the courage for it, he relied on his thick armor for defense, hoping
first to render himself invincible. Then, he used his poison to fight the
Faced with a minnow like this, Garen did not even feel like killing him.
“You guys weren’t the ones who caught Kong Yuan?” said Garen
The robot kept retreating, his expression unnaturally frantic.
“I have no idea what you’re talking about! What Kong Yuan, I don’t
know anything at all!”
“You piece of trash!” Garen had completely lost his patience, it
seemed like the robot had no clue.
He held up his hand like a blade and dashed forward ruthlessly.
With a slight hiss, the hand blade pierced straight into the robot’s
chest, as though it was a real sword. It vibrated intensely at a high
speed, and he swung it downward.
Instantly, a clear white line appeared directly in the middle of the
Garen carried Kong Xinxue with one arm, leaping aside and quickly
retreating to about a dozen meters away. Accompanied by a rumbling sound,
there was a wail and tremor behind him.
The robot exploded.
The flames burned for quite some time, but practically no one appeared
around him anymore. Garen could now be certain that the enemies here had
probably issued a hasty retreat, and as he watched the flames rise higher
and higher, he gave up on his initial plans to search for any spoils of
“The problem now is where do I find a ship to leave with…” Garen
looked around him, but could not find any sailing equipment at all.
“The people should have departing ships, right? Or else a plane would
He lifted the unconscious Kong Xinxue and began to wander aimlessly
around the island.
Soon enough, a white helicopter rose slowly from the center of the
island. The pilot was a black man, and Garen had threatened him into
flying the helicopter away from here and into the distance. In no time at
all, the helicopter had disappeared across the horizon, leaving the large
blaze to grow stronger and stronger on the island. The thick smoke
roiled, rising into the sky as a black-grey pillar.
No one noticed that, on one end of the island, a crystal-clear white gem
was sparkling in the gradually dying flames, at the center of the place
where the robot had exploded. The gem was hexagonal in shape, as though
it had been carved before, and it was completely transparent. It also
emanated a Soul Energy Aura that regular people could not discern.
If Garen were here, he would be able to recognize it instantly. This was
a lost Soul Energy Crystal, a component part of the Soul Ring that he
placed so much importance on. It was also a part of the Soul Seed.
A Soul Crystal could only be condensed with a variety of precious
experiences and inspiration, as well as power. Although it was not as
high quality as a Soul Seed, a few Soul Crystals were already enough to
condense and distill a Soul Seed.
If Garen had obtained it and converted it into Soul Energy for him to
absorb, he might have been able to condense a new Soul Seed, turning his
Soul Ring into a Four-Soul-Seeded Soul Ring. It would also greatly reduce
the time needed for him to reach the next grade of the Demon Lord Class,
as well as increase his Soul Limit. Once he entered the Five-Soul-Seeded
Soul Ring Phase, he just needed another breakthrough to reach the Seven
Colors Phase, which meant he would need to condense seven Soul Rings of
different colors — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet —
once more. Finally, he would reach the True Soul Level.
After all, there were levels within the Demon Lord Class as well.
Another option would be to use it as simply pure Soul Energy, so he could
strengthen his own physical fitness. It would speed up his journey of
Unfortunately, he never put any stock in such a small fry, and since he
had Kong Xinxue with him, he did not have any spare time to check, so he
left just like that.
Leaving a Soul Crystal lying right there, sparkling away.
The Soul Crystal lay on the black metal that had been charred and was
still smoking, when suddenly it was picked up gently by a large hand and
“Slayer’s Soul Crystal… A Forged Soul Sigil,” said a deep
masculine voice. It was a man in black, completely wrapped up in a black
cloak. His face was obscured, and all one could hear was his deep voice.
He kept the Soul Crystal away carefully, hiding it inside his cloak. Then
he looked into the distance, in the direction Garen had left toward.
“I just need to collect two more, then I can condense the Sacred Sigil
He murmured, turning around to look at the sky. There was a helicopter
there, slowly flying toward him at a low altitude, and someone tossed a
ladder down from it.
The helicopter flew slowly, surrounded on all sounds by the endless ocean.
Garen sat aboard the aircraft, continuously dialing numbers on his phone.
Unfortunately, this place was dead-smack in the middle of nowhere, and
his was not a satellite phone either, so he could not get any reception
“Do you have communications?” He looked at the pilot impatiently.
“Yes! Of course!” replied the black pilot hastily, fearing for his
life should Garen fly off the handle. He had been terrified throughout
the whole journey, after all, Garen had demonstrated that he could fly
this chopper with just one hand almost as soon as he came onboard. It
seemed that the only reason the pilot survived until now was that this
person appeared to be somewhat lazy.
“Dial a number for me,” said Garen.
The black pilot immediately turned around and glanced at the phone
screen. Then he quickly dialed the number exactly.
Unfortunately, the call still did not go through.
Garen was at a loss now, it was extremely scary to lose communications on
a flight. He would not mind so much if it was just him alone, but now he
had someone with him. If he tried to swim his way back like before, that
would truly be troublesome.
“Do you have an emergency channel?” he asked the pilot with his final
ray of hope.
“N-no…” The pilot was even more panicked now. “But I’m bringing
up the naval map now, there should be some decently-sized supply islands
nearby, we always go there to replenish our everyday supplies!”
“Then let’s head there!” Garen decided.
Beside him, Kong Xinxue also began to stir right about then.
“Where is this?” She massaged her head, opening her eyes slowly.
“Over the sea.” Garen turned around to glance at her.
“I remember… being kidnapped, I think,” Kong Xinxue said
hesitantly. “How long was I out?” Her words began to flow better.
“How would I know how long you were out? All I know is that it was
quite a while,” said Garen, annoyed. “You’re the reason I came
vacationing all the way out here in the ocean.”
“Well, it was your fault for neglecting your guard duty and leaving
your post, otherwise I wouldn’t have been kidnapped, would I?”
“Yeah, yeah, it was my fault. I shouldn’t have left my position like
that.” He did promise to watch everyone’s backs, and Garen was not an
irresponsible guy, so he decided not to argue.
This was indeed his fault.
“What should we do now?” Kong Xinxue frowned, looking at the black
man flying the aircraft in front of them.
“We need to find a way to contact the outside world, and then wait for
help to arrive,” replied Garen, cutting to the chase. “It would be
best if we could reach Nine-Tailed and the others. Still, the most
important thing now is to first figure out exactly which faction attacked
His gaze fell on the pilot in front of him.
“I’ll talk! I’ll talk! According to international law, you can’t
torture prisoners of war!” yelled the black pilot hastily.
“First off, tell me, who are you guys!?” asked Garen directly.
“White Crab, I’m just a regular aircraft pilot under the White Crab
Army!” replied the black man immediately. He did not dare to pause for
breath, lest his slow response ended his life. He had just watched Garen
kill off more than a hundred elites without batting an eyelid, and most
of those elites were terrifying killers who had been half-machinized and
modified, usually they were the ones who killed indiscriminately.
But Garen had destroyed and obliterated each of them as though he was
merely slicing through watermelons. The survivors had mostly gone into
hiding, the killing had scared them away.
“That’s right!” The black man nodded his head like a chick pecking
at feed. “The White Crab Army is an independent mercenary troop, we
don’t know what faction we actually belong to, but most of our missions
are passed down from the Commander-in-Chief above us, our small island
base is only one of the twenty-or-so such islands under the
Commander-in-Chief’s control. Our codename is the Biochemical Army.
There are a lot more armies besides us.”
“Who’s the White Crab Army’s Commander-in-Chief?” asked Kong
Xinxue coldly. This question was crucial, this White Crab Army could very
well be related to the traitor among their midst, or else the enemy would
not be able to follow their tracks so easily, capturing Kong Xinxue as
soon as Garen left.
“What about Kong Yuan? He’s fine, right?” Garen asked Kong Xinxue
in a low voice.
“About time you remembered!” Kong Xinxue rolled her eyes at him.
“He’s fine, he’s just under temporary protection for now. He has no
idea what happened, so we told him that he was aiding the investigations
of a murder case, and he’s at the police station now.”
“That’s good.” Garen nodded. Then he began to listen to the black
“I’m just a regular soldier, how would I know the
Commander-in-Chief!?” the black man yelled. “I’m just a low-ranking
soldier, a low-ranking one!!” he kept repeating.
“Fine, fine, I know you’re just a low-ranking soldier.” Garen was
exasperated. “Tell me everything you know.”
“Got it! Got it!!” The black man heaved a long sigh of relief.
On the cruise
Nine-Tailed Fox and Li Hua stared down the heavy-duty robot opposite
them, as though readying for war.
On the surface, this robot looked just like a normal person, the only
difference being it had a high-speed spinning metal sphere connected to
its arm, and every inch of the sphere was covered in sharp thorns.
The robot was about 180 centimeters tall and appeared to be slightly
thin, looking more like a man in armor rather than a robot.
But there was an evident gap in its neck, formed by a cluster of metal
strips. From the outside, anyone could see that there was no flesh or
blood in its neck, only metal strips and wires.
The waves were growing stronger, and there were corpses scattered all
over the cruise ship. The cause of death was clearly the caving in of
their chest cavities, as though something heavy had crashed ruthlessly
into their chests, shattering it and killing them through their internal
There were crew members among the dead, and some special service
personnel, but most of them were passengers.
That robot had suddenly dashed out from among the passengers, staying
hidden and motionless when Garen, Nine-Tailed and the rest were fighting
hard outside, only to suddenly attack and ambush Nine-Tailed Fox as soon
as Garen left.
Although Nine-Tailed Fox noticed something amiss in time and managed to
dodge, she still stabbed in the waist by that extremely quick poisonous
needle. There was a great force behind that steel needle, so even putting
aside the poison on it, merely the impact of it was enough to penetrate
the muscles in her waist.
By now, the blood was slowly dripping down the right side of her waist.