Master of the Stars - Chapter 12.2

Published at 13th of March 2017 11:02:49 PM
Chapter 12.2

Chapter 12: Out an Opening to Roam as a Soul (Part 2/2)

Within a short several second time frame, the dark red alarm lights spread a grave and pressing atmosphere to every nook and cranny on the warship .

Although such situations were rare, the military always had procedures in place to follow . It would be enough for each system and each branch to just adhere to orders .

The problem was that there were non-military personnel aboard the ship at this time .

In Zone C of the transport ship, engineers from Quantum Corporation installed and calibrated equipment . They suddenly went stupefied from the ringing alarms .

They stopped their handiwork, looked at each other in dismay, and were clueless on what to do .

The “supervisor” present, Commander Lu, had the highest military ranking . He also had sufficient experience . He immediately said: “All non-combat personnel cease your work . Be on standby at your current location . Wait for further instructions . ”

After temporarily placating the people’s moods, Commander Lu rushed to contact up the chain of command, verifying the situation . He had just barely received clear cut directions when he raised his head to find Quantum Corporation’s in-charge employee’s eye twitch .

Acting security work manager Yan Yongbo sat on the edge of the construction site . He never raised his head, but he kept on fiddling with his wristband . He appeared unaffected by the external changes .

Blow you! How can you be so calm!

Commander Lu never liked these high-and-mighty sorts, these fellows who think too much of themselves . He walked over with large strides and a stiff face . Just when he was about to voice out, a swift male wearing the sky-blue security uniform rushed in front of him to face Yan Yongbo . This male sought out instructions: 

“Leader . We’ve entered into an emergency state . Should we warm up?”

“Warm up? Oh Old Hei…… . ”

Yan Yongbo still didn’t raise his head . He spoke dully, “Have you thought about how the military would feel if you were to wear an exoskeleton armor and rush back and forth on the warship?”

“ . . . . . . ”

“You haven’t have you? Well you can go ask Commander Lu . ”

Commander Lu had just walked over when he was suddenly stopped by these words in front of him, weakening his vigor . Then Yan Yongbo unexpectedly lifted his head to look at Commander Lu: “Your thoughts Commander Lu?”

Commander Lu’s pupils whipped between the corner of his eyes . In the end he forced himself to swallow his anger . He opened his mouth with great difficulty:

“The orders from command state that a Darksider life form has infiltrated the ship . There is a large possibility that this is related to incident that happened in the R&D district . Quantum Corporation’s burners will be participating in the hunting operation and are temporarily assigned a specific combat squad number, Squad 7 . Here is the communications identifier number……”

Yan Yongbo received the relevant data and nodded his head: “That’s good . I’ll take a look at these orders . However Commander Lu, I suspect that this incident is related to the detained people aboard this ship . I hope that you will increase your surveillance capabilities in order to avoid any unexpected mishaps . ”


Commander Lu was in charge of operational matters, so Commander Lu finally became angered when this issue was raised . He did not feel like going through any sort of superficial motions; he twisted his head and walked away with a dark face .

Yan Yonbo did not speak any further . He stood up, led Old Hei towards a different direction, and left . He transmitted some data to Old Hei along the way .

“I’m assuming that moron will need some time to vent his anger; the situation won't change that much . You go wait for the chance to remobilize to Zone A2 . Excessive movements may produce something unexpected if you were to happen upon this person… . . . ”

The data formed upon Old Hei’s retinas . The delicate, pretty, and calm face of a youth appeared .  

Old Hei was expressionless . He just subtly nodded his head and deeply imprinted that young face into the bottom of his mind .

The alarm sounds and lights continued to alert without end . The flashing dark red glows were represented by lines within the Prison Building between reality and imagination . They began to collapse after a flash of brilliance, soon transforming to ruin to become nothingness .

After all, Luo Nan had not truly constructed a rational structure . He had implemented quite a few “future concepts” randomly within . It was quite the confirmation for these concepts to exist temporarily .

Of course the most important thing was that the burning wraith was completely unable to storm out at all .

“*Crack! *Crack!”

The chained crow continued its suppression without caring for the struggles of the burning wraith . The chains that bound the burning wraith’s body continued to dissect it, slice it, and perform dialysis upon it . Layers of enforcement applications gradually targeted the core nature of the burning wraith .

A faint bloody glow could be clearly seen circulating on the base color of the chained black crow . The bloody glow flowed in a reversing direction to kindle a marvelous “heat”, feeding back continuously .

This heat came from the burning wraith .

The accumulated information and analysis started to display their effects . Part of the burning wraith’s operational mechanism of energy was decoded . The chains swiftly healed and replenished Luo Nan, giving Luo Nan further support while weakening the strength of the burning wraith .

This effect was what the suddenly-pulled-out-of-body Luo Nan needed the most . Energy was poured into Luo Nan’s soul like a mouthful of hot soup that flowed into an extremely starved state . Or it was like he was wrapped in thick clothes during the cold of winter . The results were instantaneous . The frigid blades of wind were blocked externally . There was even a corresponding response from his main body within the interval of two, three breaths . The approaching limit to the state of his hunger was alleviated completely .

The situation was changing and shifting . The burning wraith changed from a madly swinging wild bull into a naughty sled dog from the “large blood loss” . Then it would irreversibly change into a dying dog .

Luo Nan was greeted with this dying dog a few seconds later .

The burning wraith was truly cute . It floated in the air looking weak and sickly . It’s form hadn’t changed too much…… Any changes would be hard to tell . Only its outer flames had clearly darkened by quite a bit .

The most striking thing was at the back of this toy . It should be considered the back . . . It towed a long enormous “tail” . . . . . . The heavily chained crow was still unceasingly performing suppression, slicing, and analysis upon the burning wraith . It seemed that the crow still needed quite a bit of time .

Although Luo Nan was in Soul Form, he still let out a long breath from habit; he had finally resolved this ineffable annoyance . He could also bring this energy back to the plane of reality at last .

Luo Nan naturally took notice of the alarms that rang through the entire ship .

Without taking anything else into account, just the horrible and negative vocabulary term “Mutant” was enough to explain quite a bit of the situation .

But what was a Darksider life form?

Luo Nan searched his memories to no avail .

Right now his surroundings had clearly underwent a change in circumstances .

Not half the trace of a human could be seen down the long corridor . But the walls, floors, and several spots had already opened with narrow slits at some unknown time . A light white smoke could be seen emitting from the slits . Soon they pervaded the entire space .

Oppressive footsteps echoed from the end of the corridor . Three awe-inspiring exoskeleton armours assumed a combat formation . They advanced gradually within the misty smoke to push onwards .

The corridor was completely empty aside from the misty smoke . Those facing the completely hidden thing looked as if they were facing an enormous enemy . It was as if there was an incorporeal monster that could slaughter them at any moment!

Luo Nan suddenly formed a certain wonderful thought when he saw this scene:

Incorporeal and formless…… How could this group of people possibly deal with me?

The mist increased in density within the corridor . Luo Nan’s thoughts spurred a tiny action . He did not go about like a hurricane with a horse-racing style like before; he pulled the half dead burning wraith and avoided the corridor . He passed through the metal wall like a true ghost and entered the room next door . Then he rushed in the direction towards his main body .