Master of the Stars - Chapter 102.1

Published at 14th of October 2017 08:31:34 AM
Chapter 102.1

Chapter 102: Debating the Truth (Part 1/2)

Translator: Strivon

"What chains?"

Of the people participating in the encrypted channel, only He Yueyin had somewhat of an understanding . Everyone else was completely lost .

Cat Eyes had once experienced them before .  She knew what they were but it was extremely complicated for her to explain it to them clearly . She could only simply say, "It's a skill Mr . Luo uses on the mental plane . "

This explanation actually mixed up the nature and technique of Luo Nan's ability but no one was able to point this out .

Luckily, Fairchild possessed his own view only . He was not able to receive the information from the encrypted channel . He spoke calmly in his deep and low voice, "Looking at your chains is like looking at an airtight prison . The rules, regulations, restrictions, controls…your prison possesses a feeling of orderliness that makes one pleasantly surprised . I really like it . "

This kind of evaluation in this kind of form was really unexpected . It was both admiration and idle gossip . Additionally, it gradually eased the tension that was previously in the air .

This was a good beginning .

However, there was still a problem . Everyone was able to tell that Luo Nan was not experienced at handling such situations—his responses were extremely slow . He had missed his best chance to talk . He did not respond at all while facing Fairchild directly even when the sound of Fairchild's voice faded away . He maintained his silence from beginning to end .

From the perspective of the observers, the alleviation of the atmosphere barely lasted for two seconds before turning back to being awkward and stiff .

The encrypted channel was in a hubbub . "He wasted his chance!"

Cat Eyes was able to feel things clearer since she was next to him . She was a bit worried so she stepped forward, wanting to replace Luo Nan in the conversation .

She made a step, half blocking Luo Nan, and suddenly stopped . The words she had formed in her mouth could not be spoken for some reason . Her aura also became a bit weaker .

She spoke with great difficulty, changing some of her words unconsciously . "Mr . Fairchild, we believe this is all a misunderstanding . We were chasing a Human-Faced Arachnid when we encountered this dirty secular exchange . We were also putting a stop to it…" 

Fairchild continued to be expressionless, he did not even glance at Cat Eyes . He just responded with some admonishing words . "The Truth stands at the forefront, the secular will give way in face of its superior strength . "

Cat Eyes’ mouth gaped but she suddenly had nothing to say . There was a more direct cause besides Fairchild's callous words . She had suddenly discovered that there was a more dangerous and direct undercurrent beneath the awkward and stiff atmosphere .

The dark undercurrent flowed on the mental plane . It laid in a deep region that Cat Eyes found hard to perceive . When Fairchild opened his mouth, a mental attack set off an enormous wave, allowing Cat Eyes to get a true peek at what was going on .

The sound of the rattling dark chains fed back information continuously, bringing a scent filled with vicious danger . From this, Cat Eyes was able to confirm that Luo Nan and Fairchild were still engaged in an incorporeal contest by her side . She had actually been completely ignorant of it!

Cat Eyes did not know when this contest had begun, how long it had been or when it had started . But at this moment, she truly felt that she was an outsider… And a blind one at that .

Bamboo Pole discovered that something was off from within the encrypted channel . "Standing at the forefront? Fairchild really seems to view Luo Nan in a favorable light?"

Cat Eyes did not respond . She was still recovering from the attack .

In the end, Bamboo Pole did not understand the situation . He could only randomly guess . "This can't go on . Fairchild has already brought out his stance . If he doesn't get a response right now, or a response that doesn't reach his expectations, who knows what he will do . How is Mr . Psychic's achievements in research and theory? Soul studies and philosophy? Who's more of an expert?"

"Also, skills shouldn't be involved in a conversation such as this . At Fairchild's level, he is able to differentiate between lies and truth . Regular speech is fine, just say what comes to mind…"

"I'll try . "

Luo Nan's sudden response stunned everyone in the encrypted channel .

Actually, Luo Nan had constantly been paying attention to the information from the encrypted channel . He was extremely clear on what Bamboo Pole and Red Fox were discussing and their worries .

Indeed, Luo Nan and Fairchild were still probing each other in their confrontation on the mental plane . They communicated in a special way but this did not mean that Luo Nan was content in communicating in this way .

He did not really feel too well because he was using his soul strength continuously . The pressure his body was taking on was gradually accumulating . Achiness, pain, stiffness… Various negative influences were transmitted throughout his whole body by his nervous system . The information was gradually fed back to form a vicious and increasing loop .

If everything could be satisfied using simple words to communicate, why should he take on these unnecessary risks?

However, Luo Nan did not know what to say . His brain spun round and round but no matter how much he cranked, he was unable to find the perfect means for a response .

He also knew that communication between two people could never be perfect . After all, fear and pressure were taking over . Stalling for time had its limits .

Bamboo Pole's reminder more or less gave him a direction . What did he want to say the most when facing Fairchild's evaluation?

Luo Nan stared unwaveringly at Fairchild's callous and calm face . Several seconds passed before he took in a deep breath and spoke softly, "Thank you . Thank you, Mr . Fairchild . "

"It's over!" The channel was in a clamor . Cries that he was done for happened over and over . If Luo Nan had responded this way in the first instance, things would have been fine . But to wait until now to thank him, how long did that make his reaction time be? 

The channel was in a mess so He Yueyin, who had not spoken in some time, directly cleared it . She did not need to do this for Luo Nan had already given up on referring to the channel . He just said what he wanted to say .

"This is one of the results of my grandpa's research . I call it 'My heart’s a prison' . A prison's prison . It's erected on the basis of Formatting Theory…" 

His grandfather's achievements, his grandfather's Formatting Theory were the only things he could talk nonstop about like an unceasing torrent in this world . After all, he had spent five years of blood, sweat, and tears researching it .

However, Fairchild did not talk to him to listen to a popular science version of an explanation . A couple of sentences later, Fairchild cut straight to the chase . He began to talk formally . "It has a marvelous operational method, forming special structures and functions . This is great . However, it has done a terrible job of tempering your body . Is this because it lacks a system?"

This was Fairchild's criticism towards My heart’s a prison . Luo Nan knew that Fairchild was absolutely correct . However, in this moment, he felt he needed to reciprocate . "Mr . Fairchild, your mental storm also lacks orderliness and a feeling of tempo…"

The people participating in the encrypted channel lost their voices when these words were spoken . They couldn't even say, "He's done for . " Where did his boldness come from?

The people in the channel finally reacted with a series of warnings .

"Calm down . You need to calm down!"

"Hold on for now . Fairchild doesn't have any bad intentions . "

"You must not start a contention and make things worse for yourself . "

Unfortunately, Luo Nan no longer paid any attention whatsoever to the suggestions from the encrypted channel . He continued with his words and said .

"Why is your mental storm like this?"