Mystical Journey - chapter-902-true-nature-2
Chapter 902: True Nature 2
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
Garen did not seem regretful at all. He had always been fumbling through
his journey while going forward as he needed to experience different
paths to condense Soul Seeds. In other words, it was impossible to
condense even more Soul Seeds if he walked along one path resolutely.
This was another key reason why so many people in the Ancient Endorian
civilizations had found it so difficult to break through despite having
Faint forces were forming around his body now. Two imprint marks appeared
clearly on both of his arms again. They were the imprints of the Crouched
Eagle Talon’s Willpower. After absorbing a large amount of the high
quality Level Five Willpower that had dissipated earlier, the Crouched
Eagle Talon had finally underwent qualitative changes. When there were no
more Potential Points to force his upgrades, Garen’s entire body
The imprints on both of his arms became dim and were replaced by two
black Willpower Imprints on his shoulders. These were Imprint lines that
would constantly need to be condensed and simulated. Every time these
lines were condensed, it would be considered as practice. Garen had
sketched them within a short amount of time as he could still easily
remember the Imprint of the Level Five Crouched Eagle Talon.
Sketching Imprints was another way to practice one’s Training Methods.
Without his Level Five Nameless Willpower, Garen did not know what to do.
Despite being weaker now, he felt more relaxed. Feelings of complete
clarity floated through his mind constantly.
Only then did he understand that he had been too greedy and had wanted
too many things previously. As for not being pure enough, he knew that
desiring for excessive much power instead of developing his own strength
was actually barely satisfactory. If he was someone else who did not have
strong martial arts experiences to support themselves, he would have died
in battle much earlier on.
Once most of the Nameless Willpower had dispersed and he had finally cut
off the beneficial relationship between Red Moon and himself completely,
the only thing that remained was a faint Imprint.
He was also left with Level One Nameless Willpower. With the bond
preserving his Imprint, Garen could faintly feel that the Crouched Eagle
Talon’s Willpower would be completely destroyed as well if he got rid
of this last bit of Level One Willpower fully. This was another key
element that was had been used to threaten him in the pool earlier.
“Just Level One Willpower,” Garen laughed coldly and was unbothered
by it. The absence of a method to solve it now would not mean that he
could not find a way to fix it in the future. Instead, he focused his
attention on entering Level Five again with the Crouched Eagle Talon this
There were no particular differences. Other than the muscles in his arms
becoming more solid, his explosive force increasing by one level and his
Willpower increasing, there were no other changes.
“My future focal points will be the Crouched Eagle Talon and Energy
Machinist NIS,” Garen decided on his direction. He felt that he had
both gained and lost too much during his previous pursuits. Although his
Living Secret Technique upgrades were able to upgrade all of his
Willpower as well, another problem that he faced was not wanting to use
the hundred over Potential Points that he had accumulated.
Life was about winning and losing. Therefore, he would just go and look
for more Potential Points if he ran out! There would be losses and gains
in everything anyway. When he thought of how he had continuously stopped
himself from advancing merely because he was trying to save up on
Potential Points, Garen laughed softly.
He was also slightly apprehensive of the various obstacles that he had
unknowingly encountered on the path forward.
He knew that part of it was caused by using too much of his Potential
Points to upgrade himself in the past. This had prevented him from going
through many mental experiences that now caused problems to surface.
He fixed his issue of going in the wrong direction and also got rid of
his Nameless Willpower.
Garen began to concentrate on investigating the Energy Machinist NIS
Training Method in his hands now. This was the standard Training Method
that was used by five out of ten Energy Machinists. However, its
progression rate was extremely slow as most people who were not first
rate geniuses at mathematical calculation would assume that everything
was nonsense when they first entered.
Most of them would study it intensively for a year but the majority would
not be able to understand even one percent of it.
Even though she was Professor Van Doe’s elite disciple, Galafil fell
into the above category as well. One could only imagine its true
‘Individuals who are not mathematical geniuses should not even think of
These were the first words that had been said when he had opened the
Garen had instinctively overlooked this. His Intelligence Attribute
possessed enhanced calculation abilities and he did not believe that his
current 2.1 points of Intelligence could not meet the requirements of
this Training Method.
When he ended up glancing at it quickly, the first question made him
‘Level One requirements: Solve two equations simultaneously. Extract
the root of these equations to the twelfth decimal point. The time limit
is ten minutes.’
Simple mental arithmetic was already a terrifying request that most
people could not complete. Meanwhile, they were now requiring him to
simultaneously solve two… And he was only given ten minutes?!
After coming to this world, this was the first time Garen had felt the
terrifying importance that the people of this world placed on brain
He furrowed his eyebrows and gritted his teeth.
“Try it then talk!”
After glancing through the test questions, Garen closed his eyes and
memorized them. He pressed a button on his watch to start the timer while
his brain began to calculate answers quickly at the same time.
He had participated in all of the classes in the Academy but their level
of difficulty had never been as troublesome as what he was experiencing
now. Although his 2.1 points level of Intelligence and memory were
shocking, currently, he clearly understood why less than one in a hundred
people were able to progress through these elite conditions. These
Training Methods were basically specially designed for bookworms and top
It did not require anything else except for mathematical calculation
While closing his eyes and calculating, the nerves on Garen’s temples
almost bulged out as well.
Ten minutes were up.
He opened his eyes impatiently and had barely managed to calculate it…
He stated both of his answers and compared them with the answers that
were displayed on his watch’s information screen before exhaling a long
“I was barely able to calculate it, how scary… No wonder there are
only so few Energy Machinists despite this being an era of terrifying
mental developments. No wonder, no wonder…” he finally understood it
He shut his eyes and rested his mind for a moment before opening it again
and browsing through the contents at the back.
Sure enough, the strings of calculations at the back were extremely
complicated. Most of the time, the conclusions and inferences from the
calculations in front were used in the calculations at the back. The
conclusions and inferences became longer and more complicated as well.
Unconsciously, the amount of sweat on Garen’s forehead had increased.
He needed to constantly memorize the conclusions in front. Otherwise, he
would not be able to understand the quick calculations at the back that
were linked to one another.
There would even be occasional leaps sometimes. The information would
display the conclusions matter-of-factly but Garen would need to spend
half a day calculating before he would be able to understand the
inferences and conclusions that they used as formulae. Other times, he
wondered about the clever methods they used to calculate the final
answers, as too much had been left out of the calculation process in the
Less than an hour had passed but Garen’s body was almost entirely
soaked in sweat!
“No! I need to think harder!”
Garen closed his eyes quickly and shifted his attention towards his
After browsing through so much information, he realized that the Energy
Machinist’s power was mainly obtained from Energy Machinery that was
cultivated from biochemical pools and experimental platforms. The power
of the Energy Machinery was derived from the Training Method
amplification. The forging materials belonged to similar levels as
piloted Mechs except that they were switched with driverless Mechs.
Garen desired combat method would be able to utilize his Secret Technique
abilities fully. It would use his radiation to affect the biochemical
pool to forge even more powerful biochemical Energy Machinery. He could
condense the Distorted Seeds as Energy Machinists would need to use
either intelligent chips, biological brains, or hearts as the core of
their Energy Machinery.
After carefully rereading the information, Garen verified the feasibility
of his ideas.
The stronger the core of his Energy Machinery was, the greater the
changes made towards the mutation of its materials would be. Hence, many
Energy Machinists would enter the radiation belts to find radioactive
mutated materials that were strong enough. Furthermore, Garen was unfazed
by the radiation on his own Distorted Seed anymore.
It was important to note that a good core could not simply be found when
needed. However, he could have as many Distorted Seeds as his heart
desired! By using his Distorted Seed as a core or a heart, as long as he
had sufficient materials, he would be able to use the biochemical pool to
quickly forge single-use war weapons by using the mutated creatures that
“It’s very feasible!” Garen made up his mind. As some Energy
Machinists would engage in gang fights, it would be an issue if those who
served as cannon fodder were unable to upgrade their strength because
material cores were too difficult to find. Unlike the rest, as long as he
had a sufficient amount of Distorted Seeds, he did not even have to use
control chips because of his body. The parasites of the Distorted Seeds
would not be able to attack him because he was the main body. Moreover,
they could be somewhat controlled by him as well.
The only thing he required was the cultivation means of the Energy
“I’ve upgraded my Intelligence slightly because the direction that
this Training Method is going towards is exhausting my brain…”
Garen felt a slight headache oncoming. When he glanced at his progress,
he already knew that he had only improved by 0.5%. Although it was much
better than most people, if he were to use this progression rate to train
as an Energy Machinist, he would not even need to dream of entering the
first level until a few years later. Level One Energy Machinists could
only forge scouting Energy Machinery while Level Twos had slightly more
combat abilities and were able to forge small-scale combat Energy
He would need to reach Level Four or Five at least if he wanted to form
combat abilities. Only then would he be able to forge medium-level Energy
Machinery where one individual would be equivalent to a small-scale army.
The Training Methods of Energy Machinists involved more than simply
sketching Willpower Imprints. Instead, they would require people to
constantly solve calculation cycles. Difficult calculations like these
would automatically stir up Willpower to naturally form Willpower
Imprints. Strangely enough, the Willpower Imprints of Energy Machinists
would not be on their own bodies but would float an inch away from the
back of their heads where it was impossible for the naked eye to see.
Garen’s gaze fell on his Attribute Pane. He pushed the large pile of
topics behind him and allowed his eyes to scan across the single
Attribute Pane immediately.
‘Nonosiva Lin — Strength 3.1, Agility 3.0, Vitality 4.7, Intelligence
2.1, Potential 12530%. Soul Limit 40.’
“I have 125 Potential Points? I’ll increase my Intelligence first!”
This time, Garen could truly feel that the Energy Machinist path would
correspond with his own Living Secret Technique very well.
His gaze focused on his Intelligence and there was a brief whooshing
noise as his Potential Points began to decrease quickly while his
Intelligence started to increase and become clearer from its blurry state.
As long as each Attribute had a value of less than five points, ten
Potential Points would be enough to upgrade one Attribute. Almost thirty
of his Potential Points had disappeared at once and he was left with 98
Potential Points. Meanwhile, his Intelligence had increased to the 5
Garen paused. There were still many uses for his Potential Points and it
was unnecessary for him to use all of them on his Intelligence. Five
points of Intelligence was sufficient.
He attempted the cycle calculations from the question bank. It was much
easier this time as his arithmetic abilities had been enhanced by
twofold. Garen was now able to complete the first level of the question
He felt as though these complicated calculations were merely math
questions that were slightly harder. They were not at a level that made
his head dizzy anymore.
Unknowingly, Garen had finished calculating the entire first level of the
A tiny music note that was shaped like three chestnuts appeared an inch
behind Garen. Apparently, it was so simple to achieve Level One! The
moment the music notes condensed, bouts of Willpower surged out of one of
them quickly and rushed into Garen’s brain. They formed little silver
spouts that resembled cyclones and occupied a small corner in Garen’s
mental space where his Soul Seed was located.
“Apparently, it’s this easy!!” Garen widened his eyes in shock. He
had never expected that Energy Machinists would be able to achieve the
appropriate levels instantly as long as their arithmetic abilities were
sufficient! There were simply no major obstacles at all! The thing that
shocked him the most was the information and messages that he received
after entering Level One. It stated that Level One Energy Machinists had
the right to use Space Equipment!!!
His mouth gaped open and he was at a loss for words. Energy Machinists
were basically the cream of the crop and perfect beings among the Mech