Master of the Stars - Chapter 116.2

Published at 27th of March 2018 12:50:31 PM
Chapter 116.2

Chapter 116: Observing Constellations (Part 2/2)

Translator: Strivon

There were many people who had noticed the aberration within Luo Nan's eyes but Cat Eyes felt an intensity that was ten times stronger than anyone else .

It must be known that she was the one who had faced Luo Nan directly . Moreover, she was the unlucky fool who had received Luo Nan's torment early on .  

Right now, there were chains locking her body and soul deathly tight, and a demonic look now appeared from within Luo Nan's turbid eyes . From the outside to the inside . From the inside to the outside . She fell fully into them .

The most frightening aspect of all this was the fact that she had no idea how Luo Nan did this . She did not have a shred of a clue . It was like a figment of her imagination but the trembling deep within her body and soul contained realness and substance .

Cat Eyes' breathing stagnated for about half a second . It was within this half a second period that memories were evoked of last week at Limestone Water Village Pub, that time when she became the victim of Luo Nan's demonic ritual . Fear had surged forth like the turbulent tide . The boiling emotions were seemingly able to drown her at any time . It was so much that she had the impulse to turn tail and run .  

Cat Eyes' feet did not move . Actually, her entire body was frozen .

In this moment, she saw Luo Nan raise his right hand . His five fingers spread slightly open and then curved . His forefinger subtly straightened a bit, as if he was drawing something subconsciously . It also seemed that he was going to directly probe her!

As Luo Nan's arm moved forward, Cat Eyes could clearly feel her eyebrows slightly quiver . . . However, the tips of Luo Nan's fingers had yet to touch her . His arm had yet to extend completely, so there was still some distance between his fingers and Cat Eyes' cap . Luo Nan just tapped once from far away, the orientation coinciding with the space between Cat Eyes's brows .

With the tap of the finger came a downward stroke . It happened right after, no maybe even simultaneously . Cat Eyes's face, throat, shoulders, chest, abdomen, and even her legs burst with tremors in various areas one after another . Luo Nan's finger traveled down in a single action like a shadow following a body . He instantly traced over Cat Eyes, seemingly delineating the outline of an extremely simple figure .

Cat Eyes did not make a single move . She could not move, giving Luo Nan free rein .

This really offended Zhang Yingying who was on the side . The meaning behind Luo Nan's abnormal actions did not matter . It had increased the divide between him and the others . It made matters even worse . She immediately bellowed, "Hey! Have you gone mad!?"

Luo Nan turned his head upon hearing her voice, his gaze locking with Zhang Yingying's for the first time in a while . He reached out his hand and tapped with his finger through empty space .

Zhang Yingying was fuming; she could not move her upper body . Filled with hate and resentment for Luo Nan's behavior, Zhang Yingying forcefully kicked with her legs . She wanted to give this kid, who had fallen into a possessed state, a good teaching .

But her beautiful, slender, and snow-white legs could only lift up half way before tremors started to spread from various points on her upper body . Zhang Yingying knew that things were serious now . She went, "HEY!" and could not refrain from squirming even though Bai Xinyan had a hold on her neck . Zhang Yingying wanted to stop these inexplicable tremors and itchings . She raised one of her long legs up but it weakened and fell back down .

No matter how much Zhang Yingying tried to dodge, Luo Nan's probing finger was able to accurately match up with the tremor points on her body . Another outline was delineated in an instant . It was so fast that Bai Xinyan did not have time to release her arm and give Zhang Yingying her freedom .

Zhang Yingying was furious now but then something happened the instant Luo Nan's finger stopped in its place . Zhang Yingying's White Rainbow, which was constantly flowing and coiling around her body, oddly gave off a faint cry . The cry resonated with the tremor points on her body . Her power that she spent several hard days to purify seemed to become even more refined and clear .

She was captured by this sudden amazement .

Only Zhang Yingying knew of the changes that had occurred in her body . However, Luo Nan's otherworldly and freakish display had quite the impact on He Yueyin, who had been calm and cool-headed all this time . She could only look with bulging eyes at Luo Nan's actions and was no longer muttering to herself in thought .

Luo Nan retrieved his hand upon completing the drawing of Zhang Yingying's outline . From his perspective, he had done enough .

Luo Nan closed his eyes as he no longer needed to use his fleshly eyes . Bright starlight lit within the area covered by his mental senses .

Cat Eyes was located in that position but what he saw was not Cat Eyes . Instead, there were glittering starlights coming from ten points . There were connecting lines between these points and together they formed a simple structure . The same thing occurred at Zhang Yingying's position, though the structure there was a bit more concise .

These were like the basic compositional forms that people often used to mark the starry night; these were constellations . And the number of these constellations was endlessly increasing within Luo Nan's range of mental senses .

Although the Shield of Truth blessing from Fairchild was temporary, it was ultimately able to allow Luo Nan to understand something . He was able to understand what he could ultimately do with his current level of soul strength, provided he had a resilient enough body capable of enduring it .

The merged body and soul state had many limitations compared to the pure out-of-body state . However, there were many advantages unattainable in soul form . The most direct difference was precisely reflected within the mutual interference between the mental and material planes .  

The outline of a configuration for a body and soul merging was the backbone for a high efficiency conversion of energy and information . Though this causes an explosive increase in pressure toward the fleshly body, the harm and consumption of the resulting mutual interference was lowered by over fifty percent at minimum .

In other words, the quality of Luo Nan's soul strength interfering with reality had increased by over twofold in an instant . Moreover, the disturbances he had to overcome during this process was greatly reduced as well . One of the more visible effects was a sharp increase to his mental precision .

Luo Nan had always been particularly sensitive toward energy and information, so there was not much to say in that aspect . In regards to the material plane, the embodiment of his precision could be measured by the display of his limits in applying mental clairvoyance on his body . Before, his limits of mental clairvoyance were approximately one tenth of a millimeter when observing his own body . When observing things outside his body, his limits were on the millimeter level . Here, he could only observe things with a rough estimation; it was not particularly meticulous .

However, the limits of his external precision had now easily broken through the tenth millimeter realm . The quality of the resolution had exceeded what was achievable by the naked eye . Although there was still a heavenly distance between this and a precision observation instrument on the nanometer level, this represented that everything within the range of his mental clairvoyance could be seen as if he himself was personally there . No matter the shadow, no matter the corner, it did not depend on the intensity of lighting at all . Everything could be perceived completely . Additionally, if Luo Nan focused his energy and shrunk the range, the resolution would be increased to another level . The possibilities were endless .

A sharp increase in precision was certainly good but the first thing this change brought for Luo Nan was inconvenience . It brought large quantities of useless details and garbage information .  

There was floating dust, crawling insects, the dirt by the edge of walls, and of course, the background hum of electric currents . There were the jumbled sounds of humans breathing and the sound of rain hitting the rooftop of the amusement center . The information of various locations outside was included . There were the temperature variations, the exchange of air currents, and so on . The details, which were once hard to notice, all interweaved and mixed together . They packed into Luo Nan .

The information stimulated him with several layers and several angles . It would naturally be fed to the structure of his body and soul . However, the processing rate was destined to be limited by the speed of his neurotransmitters . This was the limitation of the material plane . Not everything big and small could be processed . Some information had to be rejected .

It must be stated that a blurry sort of mechanism of discerning had been formed in the human body through several hundred years of evolution . The mechanism worked by focusing on the overall characteristics of a given object, rather than on excessive detail . The pressure brought on by discerning excessive detail was thereby avoided .

However, the current problem that Luo Nan was facing laid in the sudden increase of his sensing precision . What had been blurry overall characteristics was now divided into great quantities of clear details . The boundary between these two distinctions had been broken .

The clearer the details, the larger the quantity of information and the greater the consumption of analytic resources . This directly influenced the upper limit of Luo Nan receiving this information . It also limited his sensing range .

Therefore, Luo Nan had to redefine this boundary . He looked deeper into these various details for more extensive connections . He endlessly combined similar characteristics to form overall concepts better suited for his current circumstances . He interweaved and constructed orderly structures that were distinctly vivid . He started from the very beginning . He was becoming cognizant of the world all anew .