Chapter 162: Flourishing Fame
After Bai Yi announced the reopening of the recovery center, there were finally people who came in for treatment. They were mainly the group of subordinates under Freud's command. These people who were always in battle had the most unstable mental states. Due to the Clearyheart usually provided by the Ministry of Medicine, they didn’t think that this was a big problem. However, after the incident at Waimakariri River, these people finally understood that during intense and desperate battles they weren’t able to control the changes in their bodies after all.
The stimulation of fresh blood and violence combined with the incongruence in their souls resulted in them easily losing control.
Freud took the lead and came to receive treatment from Bai Yi at once. Bai Yi received him with a smile, but he saw all Freud’s subordinates being fearful and uneasy, seemingly afraid that Bai Yi would harm their boss.
“Look at you guys. It isn’t like Chairman Bai Yi is our enemy,” Freud lectured them.
“But Minister, you will be totally defenseless after being hypnotized!”
“Chairman Bai Yi, what do you think?”
Bai Yi looked at the shoddy acting of this bunch of people and felt that it was very entertaining. This was probably the reason why a majority of them weren’t willing to receive treatment from him. Receiving treatment from Bai Yi was the same as putting themselves on the chopping block and waiting to be slaughtered. If Bai Yi really had any malicious intentions, they wouldn’t even know how they died.
“You can have some people you trust stand guard outside, but nobody is allowed to watch the treatment process.” Bai Yi then turned to Freud and asked jokingly, “Or do you think that I will try to harm you?”
“How can that be! Hahahahaha!” Freud immediately started laughing loudly, but the true thoughts behind his words couldn’t be hidden after all. However, since Freud had decided to come to Bai Yi’s place, he was already well prepared. After laughing, he patted the shoulders of two of his subordinates and followed Bai Yi inside the huge treatment room.
“Due to the differences in size among evolved humans, the positions of the beds are different as well. This bed is the most suitable for you, get on it,” Bai Yi said.
“En.” Freud nodded and sat on the bed, waiting for Bai Yi to start his treatment.
Unexpectedly, however, Bai Yi didn’t do anything but just sat down on a chair by the bedside. He looked extremely comfortable and started idly chatting with Freud about various things. Hypnosis could be achieved through sounds, words, actions, or using objects to influence the consciousnesses of other people, creating suggestions in their minds. Bai Yi wouldn’t purely use his eyes to hypnotize another person, as that would be too tiring.
Freud definitely wanted to see what the deal with Bai Yi’s eyes was, so he kept on subconsciously looking at Bai Yi while chatting with him. Bai Yi did not stop him either and just came up with some random topics to chat with him about.
When Freud opened his eyes again, he completely woke up with a start.
The memories of him chatting with Bai Yi slowly floated up to the forefront of his mind, but toward the end, he couldn’t remember how he fell asleep at all. Or rather, his consciousness had unknowingly gone into a daze, and he couldn’t remember anything that had happened after that. He couldn’t even remember whether Bai Yi used his Reverse Flower Eyes in the end. Rubbing his head, Freud slowly stood up and suddenly realized that the sky was already dark.
“What time is it now?” Freud walked out and saw his two subordinates standing guard outside.
The two henchmen saw Freud walk out and couldn’t help but exclaim, “Minister!”
“It’s already nighttime. That Bai Yi told us to not disturb your sleep. How do you feel now Minister? Do you feel unwell in any way?” One of them asked curiously.
“This... I feel something, but I don’t know how to describe it. I’ll find Chairman Bai Yi to say my goodbyes,” Freud said, slowly feeling out the changes in his body.
“There’s no need for that. That Bai Yi said earlier that you can leave directly after waking up, there’s no need to look for him,” One of them said, and the other henchman nodded in agreement.
“Is that so? Then forget about it, let’s go back.” Freud nodded and headed out with his two guards, bringing all his subordinates back to his own territory afterward.
While walking on the street, Freud gradually took in the changes in his own body. In the Brutal Phase, due to the incongruence of the body and soul, every evolved lifeform would feel vexed and irritated all the time, as though it wanted to vent something inside its heart but was unable to do so. The feeling of one's nerves being tense all the time yet being unable to find any relief really made things unbearable. It wasn’t like suffering from physical injuries, but this awkward feeling just felt abnormally uncomfortable.
However, now Freud didn’t have this feeling at all, like all the negative conditions within his body had just disappeared. His steps on the street were incomparably light, and his spirit felt fresh and clear. Even if Freud wasn’t medically trained, he could clearly feel that his condition now was very good.
The effects were really too shocking!
But he fell asleep without even knowing how he got hypnotized.
Forget about it! At least there weren’t any conflicts or hostility between him and Bai Yi now. If there was time, he felt he should let the bunch of assholes under him receive treatment from Bai Yi as well.
Very quickly, everyone learned that Freud had received treatment from Bai Yi once already, and had even sent his subordinates to receive treatment from him too.Every evolved human that came out of Bai Yi’s recovery center could feel the change in their body and mind after experiencing it personally. Gradually, the number of evolved humans going to Bai Yi’s recovery center increased.
However, at this time, Bai Yi actually limited the number of people he would see to ten per day. Although he didn’t have to use the top-level Reverse Flower Eyes on these clear-headed evolved humans, he still wouldn’t be able to take it if there were too many people coming. Moreover, it wasted too much of his time.
As the number of people that visited his recovery center increased, news about the beneficial effects of his hypnosis spread far and wide. The feeling of all the burdens upon and frustrations within one's body completely disappearing was really too relaxing. At this time, the negative rumors about Bai Yi amongst the people vanished without a trace, and everyone was full of praise for him. His fame shot up and became even greater than before. The numbers in queue to visit Bai Yi’s recovery center were even marked up to a ridiculous price on the black market.
However, Bai Yi showed absolutely no changes in his demeanor. No matter whether it was when his reputation had crashed or when it shot up now, Bai Yi stayed the same throughout, without a single trace of anger or delight, remaining tranquil and calm.
It was precisely this attitude of his that made many people feel ashamed. Even those who had initially badmouthed Bai Yi gradually had a change of attitude.
Because of the circumstances of this situation, the study of hypnosis also developed rapidly. Consolidating all the knowledge about hypnosis that humans had, everyone realized that Bai Yi wasn’t the only one who possessed the power to hypnotize people. Similarly to Bai Yi, there were quite a few other people who changed in certain ways after fusing with other genes. However, the hypnotic ability of these people wasn’t as powerful as Bai Yi’s, and they required some help from the knowledge regarding hypnosis that modern society had accumulated before.
Slowly, a new profession appeared in New Christchurch—Hypnotist!
Of course, hypnotists had long existed in the world before, it was just that nobody had ever ascribed much importance to them under normal circumstances. The desires of the people were really the greatest motive force in making society move in a certain direction. In New Zealand now, there were already three new professions—Medicinal Maker, Weapon Armor Maker, and Hypnotist.
It was hard to say who was the number one Medicinal Maker or Weapon Armor Maker at the moment, since many people had started to develop and grope about in these fields at the same time. However, when it came to Hypnotists, everyone knew Bai Yi’s name. So far, there wasn’t anyone that could match Bai Yi’s level of ability or fame.
Bai Yi’s recovery center changed over time as well, and Bai Yi wasn’t the only hypnotist there anymore. Bai Yi would rarely take the initiative to give treatment nowadays, and he would only appear when more important people came to his recovery center. Most of the time, Bai Yi was trying to nurture and fortify his own body.
Tai Ji Fist, blade techniques, and Reverse Flower Eyes!
It had already been a year since Bai Yi’s team arrived in New Christchurch, and in this one year Bai Yi seemed to become even more gentle. Nobody knew just how much this man who seemed so gentle had changed. And at this time, Bai Yi felt that his team would enter the Hypersomnia Phase soon.
LV1-3 Hypersomnia Stage: All the gene fusion slots have been occupied, the physical state is stable, and the soul has also grown to a compatible level. At this stage, evolved lifeforms would instinctively sense the existence of the soul, and at the same time understand what needed to be done next—harmonizing with the soul again.
To become harmonized with the soul would require constant rebalancing, and this kind of adjustment was best done while sleeping, especially with deep level sleep, womb sleep, or meditative states.
Other than looking for food and eating, Hypersomnia Stage lifeforms would basically spend all their time sleeping. These lifeforms weren’t too threatening, but they were all similarly dangerous.
Although these lifeforms loved to sleep, their sleeping states weren’t good, and it was extremely difficult to enter deep level sleep. They would be easily awakened by things like nightmares, which were basically the result of the incongruence of the body and soul. Hence, Hypersomnia Stage lifeforms would be extremely hostile to anybody that woke them up from their sleep, and possessed a disposition that implied ‘I’ll kill your whole family if you wake me up’.
Now, Bai Yi felt that his Hypersomnia Stage was coming. Yeye had said at the start as well that, based on the level of congruence between the body and soul, an evolved lifeform would normally enter the Hypersomnia Stage in three to five years time.
Bai Yi and his team’s level of congruence with their souls were all extremely decent, and they were approaching the Hypersomnia Stage within just shy of three years. Not only Bai Yi had this feeling, as all the other people on his team had a vague sense of this as well. This was especially true for the people who had followed Bai Yi from the start like Woolf and Heloise, while others like Vala who had joined later were slightly slower.
The Hypersomnia Phase wouldn’t last long, probably only around half a year. When the half a year of the Hypersomnia Phase ended, they would have to meet with the greatest obstacle evolved lifeforms had to face—Metamorphosis!
Bai Yi could still remember the number that Yeye had said at the start... 2.31%!
3 chapters today for GT's 3rd anniversary! It's not a lot but well it's all I can do at the moment with school started and trying to catch up on the chapters I owed during my holiday. Enjoy!