Mystical Journey - chapter-888-depart-2
Chapter 888: Depart 2
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“It’s a deceptive effect caused by Willpower, because the difference
in Willpower is too great, so there seems to be a time difference.” Van
Doe smiled. “My Willpower is too much higher than yours, overwhelming
yours, and creating a deceptive effect, such that your reaction speed and
awareness of time are made several dozen times slower than reality. In
other words, you became slow, and I became fast.”
“There’s an effect like that!?” Garen’s heart felt slightly cold,
the difference in Willpower could somehow restrict his sense of the
passing of time. That way, no matter how powerful his reflexes were, when
they were slowed down to such an extent, he would still be several times
slower than he should be!
“This is the effect of more than a complete level’s worth of
difference in Willpower. Of course, the difference in the quality of that
Willpower influences it as well, so at a high level, the difference in
Willpower can allow peak-level pilots to take on a hundred people at
once. This is the principle behind that. To normal people without
Willpower, they might even be slowed down several hundred times. But of
course, this suppression cannot last long, it’s a universal skill from
among the explosive resonance skills. You can only use it after you reach
Inherited Level, and it’s very impressive if you can maintain it for
half a minute,” explained Van Doe.
“Half a minute… It doesn’t have to be that long, just a second of
that suppression can make up for almost all other disadvantages… No
wonder…” Garen ran through all the heroic legends about peak-level
pilots in his heart. Most of them could turn the tables on others who
were stronger. At the most critical moment, in the middle of raging
battlefields, they won by taking off the enemy general’s head. With
such an explosive resonance technique, even a pig can become a super
“I hear that you plan to go into the radiation belt with some others to
look for Mech materials?” Van Doe asked again. The old man did have
impressive intelligence channels.
Garen secretly thought that he never mentioned that to anyone, but the
old man still found out anyway.
“Yes. Lamda Alloy.”
“Lamda Alloy is not very good. At your current level, it would be
better for you to use Lunar Alloy. It’s slightly pricier, but it can
grow, so it would be decent for the main body of the Mech before you
reach Inherited Level. If you use Lamda Alloy, you’ll need to upgrade
again by Half-Moon Level, so it would be more troublesome,” said Van
Doe thoughtfully. “I have some Lunar Alloy here, but it’s not enough.
I’ll give you more later. It’s good for you to go to the radiation
belt too, we won’t openly declare your identity for now, so you can
still wander around freely. Once you go public, you might not encounter
some smaller problems, but once you do meet a problem, that would be a
“I understand, the stronger I become, the stronger my enemies will be
as well,” Garen nodded.
“As long as you understand. Other than Lamda Alloy, the place that
you’re going has one more thing, you can go get it as well.” Van Doe
flipped a small piece of dark red metal out of his pocket.
“Blood Silver. At your level, it’s perfect for the heat-insulating
shell outside the engine. With this, you can use a lot of engine skills
“But you must remember that this thing expires very quickly, and
there’s no real way to preserve it for a long time. If you don’t
bring it back within two months and work with it to fix its shape,
you’ll just have to go get it again.”
“Around where should I get it?” Garen carefully observed the Blood
Silver’s external characteristics.
“There’s a base there, report my name once you get there. One of our
Black Flood Party’s pilots stationed there will immediately pass it to
you. This thing is really precious, remember not to show it to anyone.
That bit is also one of the few precious things I have left…” Van Doe
instructed him carefully. “Powerful engine techniques and the potential
to grow in the future are all related to the materials making up the
Mech, Blood Silver is a treasure that you won’t stop benefiting from,
so you must remember to use it before its expiry date once you get it.
Otherwise, it’ll be a huge waste!”
Garen nodded solemnly.
The public radiation zone, between the Polar Region and the Blackboard
It was twilight, the sun slowly setting in the red sky. Most of it was
obscured by thick black clouds, and only a small portion of the light
landed on the ground beneath.
The huge black mountains rose from the earth, rising and falling, forming
many sharp peaks that were sparsely decorated with greenery.
The mountain peaks stood on the black earth, like so many black trees
growing on the ground. Some even had branches, with pale yellow lights
twinkling on them.
Several windows of different sizes had somehow opened up on these
mountain ‘branches’, dim yellow lamplight shining out from within.
The taller peaks were several hundred meters tall, with the occasional
red or yellow lights. Others were only several dozen meters tall, with
defense cannons stationed at the top.
On the ground between the mountains, there were many scattered black or
grey buildings, looking like wooden blocks that were just simply tossed
there. They were of different sizes, and had no order to them at all.
Around the buildings, there were patches of green farmland, with thick
lush greenery growing within. The breeze constantly blew ripples into the
On a cliff not too far away from this housing area, four tall black
humanoid Mechs were slowly landing, standing lightly on the thick and
moist black soil on the cliff.
One of the Mech moved its large foot casually, and squashed a black
The four Mechs were all completely inconspicuous, their bodies painted to
look old and damaged. There were even some broken parts here and there,
revealing the old grey circuits inside.
Complete Mechs were very rare in the radiation era, and here were four of
them. Although they were all extremely damaged, it was still more than
most factions could afford. In a normal village of a hundred or so
residents, just one of these would be treated as something of a guardian
In the sky, three giant mutated black Flying Batoids flew past slowly,
casting their humongous shadows. These gigantic creatures looked like
electric eels but with two thick fan-shaped wings of flesh that flapped
up and down as they flew ahead, dragging their long tails behind them.
Three of the Mechs underneath raised their heads and looked at them,
their red eyes twinkling with scanner light.
“Mutated Giant Batoids, they look like kites from a distance. The
scenery is pretty good here,” said a low man’s voice from one of the
“It’s a kite that can move by itself. That thing is more than ten
meters long, and it was born with an anti-gravity organ. When it gets
violent, it’s practically inhuman!” another Mech joked.
“It never was human to begin with…” another Mech continued. Inside,
Garen took out a water bottle and chugged from it hard.
“It’s so cold… Anda, where do we go now? According to the map, this
should be Flying Batoid City. We still need to pass three more locations
before we can reach our destination,” a woman’s deep voice asked from
the last Mech.
This group of people was Anda and Garen’s team, who had come out to get
the Lamda Alloy. Other than material collection, this quest team also
wanted to buy facial Lamda Alloy for themselves, the price difference
inside and outside the Region was ridiculously large.
Anda invited two people along, one man and one woman. Together with
Garen, they were four in total, forming a temporary team for the quest.
After finishing the procedure to leave, they flew non-stop to their
destination, but because the distance was too great, and the energy winds
were too strong, the burden on the Mechs and the energy furnace was too
much. So according to plan, the four of them landed at the first supply
point, with the intention of replenishing their energy resources here.
“Aves, please scan the area to see if there are any surveillance points
around here. Be aware of our surroundings,” said Anda, as he began to
“Linda, I’ll leave underground surveilance to you.”
“Leave it to me.”
“Garen, you and I are the strongest, so we’ll stay in the middle and
watch the sky, while also supporting Aves. That’s okay, right?”
Since they went out on the excursion, they all used pseudonyms, and Garen
went back to the name he was used to using for the past few worlds.
“They’re perfectly fine Blackboard Standard Mechs, but we camouflaged
them to look this beat up. The disguise itself took me five thousand
units! If we don’t earn back from this, I’ll have lost big!” Aves
complained as he began to fly, advancing slowly in one direction.
Linda stayed in place, taking a long and thin black metal needle from
behind her waist. She pulled with both hands, and it instantly extended
to a full five meters, which she stuck hard into the ground.
Psst! The thin needle was embedded into the ground, and instantly, a wave
of small vibrations spread from it. They scattered from the cliff,
following the surface of the earth. Wherever there was soil or rocks,
many tiny poisonous bugs were forced out of the ground, scampering
everywhere like a particularly nauseating swarm.
Garen crossed his arms over his chest, leaning on a stalagmite as he
quietly watched the others prepare to set up camp.
The other two people who had come out with Anda this time were Linda and
Aves. One was a young woman with long brown hair, ordinary features, and
a normal figure. There was nothing exceptional about her, be it in the
way she did things or her appearance. Everything was by the books, and
very steady. Her emitted Willpower force field was at Level Four, give or
take, but he did not know if she had any resonance degrees.
And the other one, Aves, seemed like a bit of a rash man. He looked to be
about twenty-four or five, and always liked dressing up and showing off.
He used cologne, and seemed to make a big deal of his appearance. At
first glance, he looked like a rich young master who could not handle
hard work, but along the way, surprisingly, he did not act spoiled at
all, and was instead very experienced in the way he handled things. He
was particularly good at surveillance.
Along the way, the four of them had prepared a large amount of food and
water. Within six days, they arrived at the first supply point, Flying
“This is the largest radiation city in the public radiation zone near
Blackboard?” Garen looked at the rather small town beneath him. It did
not have a wall, and even had farmlands instead. The tree-shaped
mountains around it were all armed with defensive cannons to some extent,
so it looked like it had good security, at least.
“To the radiation people living in the radiation belt, that’s how it
is,” replied Anda nonchalantly, as he fiddled with an unknown piece of
“Flying Batoid City is most famous for having a guardian-like radiation
mutated creature act as their soldiers. It’s those Flying Batoids in
the sky, as long as you don’t attack them, they won’t attack humans
themselves. This place has clean Level One water, Level One food and
meat, and good living conditions, with stable security. Only the elite
radiation people in the radiation belt have the right to live here.”
“The last time I came here with another team, the food here was very
cheap. Just a bit of clean water without radiation is considered Level
One Water here, one liter is enough to buy a pretty girl. Although she
was a radiation person, but that body and that face… tsk tsk… I got a
great feel of that, alright.” Aves had flown back without them noticing.
“What’s the point of touching through a hazmat suit?” said Anda
exasperatedly, glancing at him.
“Actually, I nearly wanted to bring her back. I mean, that girl only
had one tiny radiation mark the size of a fingernail on her butt,
everything else was just like a normal person!” argued Aves. “I bet
that even the prettiest leader of the luxury district in the city would
only be at that level!”
“You can only enjoy the life of a peak-level noble here in the
radiation belt,” said Anda calmly.
“Everyone’s like that the first time they come out here, right?”
Aves clicked his tongue.
Garen listened to them bicker, but his gaze had already floated into the
An extremely weak signal was barely touching his Willpower. That was the
communication signal from Red Moon, but because of the great distance, it
was unnaturally weak.
Garen calmed his heart down, and carefully decoded the message in the
signal. It was a very common Rice Code, a message coded through a simple
combination of rhythms.
He began to translate and read it carefully.