Mystical Journey - chapter-877-ruthless-1
Chapter 877: Ruthless 1
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Although the effects of Garen’s martial arts environment were much
stronger than those of other people’s, the desire to achieve a great
advantage with martial arts within the foundation of the perfect fight
simulations and practices in this world was merely a pipe dream.
Once the martial arts environment surpassed the King of the Century
level, Garen would then obtain great advantages that came from being on
the same playing field. He would be able to grasp opportunities in a more
precise manner than other people. He could also do things without
hesitating or wasting any of his combat energy. Furthermore, his combat
strategies and instincts would undergo shocking improvements.
However, this meant that only his martial arts would become strong. When
he encountered situations with enemies that possessed exceptional
Willpower techniques and belonged to high levels, it would be completely
impossible for him to anticipate all of his opponent’s various
abilities. Therefore, he could only take the most conservative approach
to achieve the highest probability of winning reliably.
He was only able to progressively display the true strength of his
martial arts environment once he had gradually learned more about
Willpower techniques through numerous reports, information, and
The only thing that Garen could use now was his combat strategies.
However, these strategies could not help him at all if he did not
practice and perfect his martial arts and combat skills, as these things
relied on an individual’s own selections and style.
Once he had arranged the information in his mind, Garen decided to
upgrade his Living Secret Technique immediately. After all, this ability
could improve his physical Attributes and even his Willpower level.
As for the methods of using upgrades that required Potential Points,
Garen chatted with Anda leisurely while secretly thinking of ways to add
his Potential Points to the Hellfrost Peacock Technique. As expected,
there was no way to upgrade the Hellfrost Peacock Technique in one go. It
seemed as though its progress had been paused because something was
lacking. However, a few of his Potential Points had disappeared, making
it clear that some of them had been consumed.
Garen furrowed his eyebrows slightly and used his Willpower to activate
the Living Secret Technique core inside his body. A series of information
“I need both the Red Peacock Stone and the White Peacock Stone to enter
the next stage?” Garen recalled the ores that he had seen previously.
The White Peacock Stone was a variation of the Rainbow Stone while the
Red Peacock Stone that was described by the Living Secret Technique was
actually the Red Rainbow Stone. However, the production rate of these
stones was much lower as compared to the White Rainbow Stone and they
were sourced from different places as well.
His Hellfrost Peacock Technique had almost reached the Level Six stage.
However, its progress rate had been stuck at 5% all this while without
moving at all.
“…We’ve almost arrived at the battlegrounds, do you want to go in
and take a look? This is an impressive place,” he had not noticed when
Anda had started talking about the battlegrounds beside him.
Garen’s mind snapped back to reality and realized that they were very
far from the training grounds now. They were now walking in front of a
huge circular ashen building in the Inner Courtyard. This place was
completely tranquil as there were only a few people who were leaving and
entering. Most of them were rushing inside with furious looks on their
“This is a place to settle grudges, whether fatal or not. Of course,
there are only a handful of people who actually come here to duel while
most of them are here to watch the mutated beasts fight. This place hosts
major gambling tournaments and is also the biggest place to select and
purchase mutated beasts. Most of these mutated beasts can help with
quests when they are brought outside to the radiation belts,” Anda
smiled while explaining.
“Mutated beasts?” this was the first time that Garen had heard of
people keeping these playthings as pets.
“Wanna go in and take a look? You can occasionally find good things
inside the battlegrounds,” Anda smiled.
“Alright, just be frank,” said Garen while glancing at the edge of
the battlegrounds. “What were you planning to do when you reached out
to me personally? Don’t just say that you wanted to chat because you
Anda pushed his glasses.
“Naturally, I wanted to get some people to join my quest unit. I’ve
already gotten three people to join but I need two more suitable
candidates. You’ve caught my eye.”
“You’re certain that I’ll be useful even though I’m merely a new
student who just entered?” said Garen calmly.
“You managed to escape Fila’s grasp and survive despite just entering
this place. Moreover, it seems like all your wounds have healed in less
than half a day. You may be a newbie but you’re not a regular
person…” Anda smiled again.
Garen was shocked. This fellow’s information sources were extremely
active. He had just healed and come out to understand his circumstances,
yet the other person had been able to obtain detailed information about
“You are certainly well-informed.”
“Those who are able to prosper eternally in the Inner Courtyard
definitely have their own strong suits,” Anda stood still and patted
nonexistent dirt off his clothes. “Don’t worry about Fila and the
others. That girl is arrogant, but she will not look for you again if she
didn’t kill you the first time unless you provoke her on your own.
She’s currently facing a critical moment in her life and is about to
face a great enemy. Once she releases the strength that she has
accumulated, there is a high probability that she will be able to enter
the perfect stage of the Full-Moon Level. When she stands side-by-side
with Red-Eyed Medero, she will have the chance to fight him for a place
in Black Star.”
“Other than Fila, I offended two other people as well.”
“Don’t worry about those two. If you don’t have enough strength to
defeat them, it will make no difference if you die by their hands or if
you die during the quest,” Anda smiled while saying these cold words.
“You don’t sound like a twenty year old guy at all,” spat Garen
while furrowing his eyebrows.
“I’m so sorry. I’m actually 108 years old this year,” said Anda
with an indifferent look on his face. “After spending more than forty
years in the Inner Courtyard, I even managed to unearth a few top class
prodigies in the beginning.”
More than a hundred years old?!
Garen was astonished because this guy did not look as if he was over a
hundred years old.
“You don’t have to act so surprisedly. Forgive me for going through
your information, but I discovered that you were born in a normal family.
Therefore, it is natural that you would not know many of the higher level
Mech Pilot’s hidden secrets,” smiled Anda. “Do you know why so many
Pilots in the Inner Courtyard view Resonance Degrees so highly?”
“It’s rumored that only individuals with the highest Resonance
Degrees will be able to enter the Inherited Level,” answered Garen
“That is only one of the reasons. There’s another reason that nobody
can evade. It is also the reason why everybody suppresses their own
strength and Willpower in every possible way. It is the main reason why
they are constantly trying to break through their Resonance Degrees,”
Anda raised a finger. “That reason is their lifespan.”
“Yes, lifespan,” a strange look glimmered in Anda’s eyes. “In
theory, an individual can use certain measures to improve themselves and
enter the Inherited Level once their Resonance Degrees have achieved the
Full-Moon Level. This level is called Full-Moon to indicate that it is
full and perfect. The main reason why numerous Full-Moon Level
individuals have painstakingly suppressed themselves in vain to enter the
Two-Moons Level before promoting themselves naturally is for the sake of
their lifespans. Once they have entered the Full-Moon Level, their
lifespans will increase by ten years every time their Resonance Degrees
increase by 1%. This is the general consensus of the secret that those of
the higher levels are hiding.”
“Those with Resonance Degrees of less than 90% are already part of the
Full-Moon Level, so the 10% gap between the Full-Moon Level and Two-Moons
Level would allow them to increase their lifespans by a hundred
years?!” Garen was slightly shocked as well.
“Yes. It’s like this, although the current Genetic Adjustment
Technology and Biochemical Technology are extremely advanced, things like
lifespans depend on things that happen by chance. Those that belong to
the Inherited Level and the levels below that only have one chance to
increase their lifespans. Therefore, no one would be willing to give up
on something like that. Why do you think Red-Eyed Medero refused to enter
the Inherited Level for such a long time? One reason was that her tutor
did not give her Inherited Level Training Methods. However, the main
reason for her refusal to enter the Inherited Level was because she
wanted to lay down her foundation and be well-prepared,” Anda explained
“An individual’s Resonance Degree is like a magnifying glass that can
increase the foundation of one’s strength. If the foundation of your
Willpower is too weak, it will naturally remain weak even when it is
amplified. However, if the foundation of your strength is strong but you
failed to increase it sufficiently, you will not become any stronger.
Both of these factors need to increase proportionally for it to work
best,” said Anda calmly while rearranging his glasses.
“So what kind of help were you hoping gain after coming all this way to
find me?” Garen asked the most important question. He did not believe
that the other man would be so kind as to come here specially to help him
clear his doubts.
“I need your healing abilities,” the glow from a nearby light source
reflected off Anda’s glasses. It was a bright, snowy light.
“You managed to heal your deadly wounds in one afternoon. Do you know
if you can use this ability on others?” asked Anda honestly with a
sincere expression on his face.
“My healing abilities can be used to backup and support other people.
However, the effects will not be as strong as when they are used on
me,” nodded Garen. His nameless Willpower did have healing effects on
other people. However, it could only restore their physical wounds and
did not seem to have any effects on the restoration of their Willpower.
This Willpower was mainly used to heal Mechs instead. However, it would
probably not have any healing effects on Mechs than belonged to levels
that were lower than the Inherited Level.
“I guessed so too,” Anda nodded and smiled. “Our unit is
coincidentally lacking a support member, so we’ll leave this to you.”
“Don’t tell me you don’t have medicine or things like that?”
“Of course we do. However, the distance of our quest is too great and
our expenses for medicine will be too burdensome as well,” answered
Anda. “Have you heard of the Mingchuan Snowy Mountain?”
“Mingchuan Snowy Mountain? The large snowy mountains on the border of
the radiation belt? You’re not afraid of going there despite the hordes
of mutated beasts?” asked Garen. He had seen some information about
that place once. His upgraded Intelligence gave him a photographic memory
that greatly surpassed the abilities of regular people. Although the
information had been vague, he still had some impressions of it.
“The traces of the radiation belts that were left behind on the Mother
Planet are everywhere. Although they are dangerous, the risks and rewards
are acceptable. Naturally, our main plan was to accept the quest because
we would gain Quest Points no matter where we went while obtaining
certain things that we were looking for. Unless you decide to join us, we
cannot simply leak any more information.”
Garen quietened down for a moment and began to consider his gains and
“Can you give me a hint about what this is about?”
“Of course I can. It has to do with the Mech materials that both you
and I desire,” nodded Anda. “Moreover, they are materials for the
main parts such as the frame systems.”
“I’ll need to return and consider this for some time,” Naturally,
Garen would not agree so easily when he did not know anything about this
“Let’s exchange contact details. If you don’t contact me personally
after ten days, I’ll assume that you’ve declined,” Anda tapped his
watch against Garen’s to exchange their contact details. “I’ll
leave first then.”
“Alright, thank you for providing this information,” Garen thanked
him sincerely. The other man had actually given him a lot of information.
Although he did not know if it was truly reliable, at least he had a
rough idea now.
“Fila is just part of a neutral party. There are three main parties in
the Inner Courtyard and you can check the others as long as you don’t
interfere with these three. Go back and investigate them properly,”
Anda waved without turning around and entered one of the battlegrounds in
Garen watched him leave the area and enter the battleground before he
turned around and walked in the other direction. He wanted to go to the
library now as he could probably find more information there.
“Wake up now… Wake up…”
A voice that was calling out his name echoed beside Clint’s ear
continuously. It seemed as if it was drifting over from an extremely far
place and was somewhat fuzzy and unclear.
Clint woke up from his deep slumber slowly.
It seemed as if he had fallen asleep on a huge bed. The room was pitch
black and the silhouette of a man could be seen sitting beside the bed
“Awake?” the man’s voice was very hoarse as if his throat had
suffered serious injuries. The sound of leaking air could be heard when
“Where am I?” Clint tried to raise his body while he was still dazed
but soon realized that his entire body was stiff and completely immobile.
“Where’s Lon? Lon…”
“Are you talking about that girl? She’s sleeping next door,” said
the man before taking another puff of his cigarette.
“You… Were you the one who saved us?” asked Clint carefully. He
realized suddenly that his body was completely naked! He became
“Yeah. I happened to be carrying out a vendetta against that shop when
I saw both of you being taken away. I decided to save you just because I
was there,” when the man stood up, the lines of his taut muscles could
be seen vaguely.
“I would have ignored you if you hadn’t looked like someone I knew.
Hurry up and get out of here once you’ve rested. I’m going to leave
The man walked out of the door while he was still speaking. Once the room
door was opened, blinding golden sunlight cascaded inside and illuminated
the entire room at once.
Clint could feel that his eyesight was somewhat blurry. He could only
squint his eyes shut while the man walked out and disappeared on the
other side. Red Moon’s voice began to echo in his mind again.
“How was it? Did you get any rest?”
“Lord Red Moon!” Clint could not stop the tears that were brimming in
his eyes which had almost overflown. It seemed as though he had found his
birth mother suddenly.
“Don’t cry, don’t cry. I used your Willpower to hypnotize that man
for a while before he agreed to save both of you. Isn’t everything all
right now?” it was rare for Red Moon to speak gently like this.
“But… But…” this was the first time Clint had cried so pitifully.
“Don’t worry, Lon is fine. That man wasn’t interested in her at
all. He didn’t even touch the clothes on her back,” consoled Red Moon.
“But… My backside really hurts…” Clint began to cry loudly.
Red Moon was unaware of what had happened because he had used too much
strength. He was unaware of the frightening things that Clint had
undergone after he fainted again. After looking at the expression of
inconsolable grief on Clint’s face, he vowed not to ask about his
experiences during these dark moments of his life ever again.