Chapter 103: Giant Vortex (1/2)
It was already 8 o'clock in the evening. The drizzling sky rain was unending. Bamboo Pole opened his umbrella and walked briskly yet calmy onto the street.
An enchanting and beautiful woman quickly walked past him on the roadside. She complained to her companion in front of her in a low voice. Besides this irksome autumn rain, there had also been a light earthquake recently.
Bamboo Pole continued looking all the way until the enchanting and beautiful women had faded into the stream of people. If he did not have a mission tonight, he would not mind having "a chance encounter" with this beautiful woman.
As for how he would start hitting on her, there was no harm in saying: Actually, it wasn't an earthquake just now. Just two brothers with mental illnesses having a fervent conversation…
Fairchild's voice came sounding over through the HexaEar, "Your order is reflected upon your soul. My order is reflected upon my body. Each of us has only perfected one side of the problem while trying to fix our flaw on the other side."
"The difference lies in the fact that I can continue to seek a resolution. For instance, your chains… But you need to go through a challenging procedure in order to perform a systematic revision. The error lies in either the theory or in the choice, but neither will change the end result."
This was the longest Fairchild had spoken tonight. He gave off the feeling that he was being drawn in due to being on the same path. It was seriously funny and strange to Bamboo Pole when he heard Fairchild’s words… Wait a minute. Fairchild was implying that he was extremely interested in Luo Nan's ‘My heart's a prison’ format?
If nothing else, if these words were spread, it would make this Mr. Psychic and his Formatting Theory become greatly known, resounding in Xia City.
However, would things be that easy?
Bamboo Pole had his doubts. He walked into Yulan Hotel and took the elevator straight to the 89th floor. There was a restaurant on this floor and sitting at a desk facing the window was a young man wearing a red jacket. This young man waved to him.
"Hello mate. This is the best location and it only costs 20 credits."
Bamboo Pole's lips twitched as he walked over and sat down. "The best location is a block away. Kitty will be glad to swap with you."
With that said, he was able to clearly see the triangular amusement center two kilometers away by looking through the glass window wet from the rain.
Red Fox’s lips split into a grin; his expression was strange. "It felt great just now when the three buildings shook… The spaceship's about to take off."
Frost River Reality had a very interesting layout. As a whole, its structure spanned three individual buildings, with each occupying several stories. They were painted in two interweaving colors, space black and silver white. They looked like a giant triangular spaceship stuck within the city, it looked like it would be able to fly into space at any time.
Several minutes ago, Fairchild had released his Shield of Truth. It was an exaggeration to say that the buildings were shaking. Nonetheless, the intense stress radiating into the surrounding area had spanned across the material and mental planes to cover a wide space.
Bamboo Pole encountered several people who thought that it was an earthquake while walking over here. A rough estimation would yield a range with a radius exceeding three kilometers. Fairchild's monstrous aura seriously overflowed the skies.
However, Luo Nan and Cat Eyes were not really affected even though they were right in front of Fairchild. Perhaps, Fairchild was really treating them favorably.
Bamboo Pole was one of the technical staff; he wasn't like Red Fox. Once Red Fox was on call, he had nothing to do. As soon as Bamboo Pole sat down, he took out a folded screen, which he always kept always by his side. He then began to work.
He performed two or three operations and entered into the monitoring system of Frost River Reality and its surrounding buildings. Logically speaking, this was very hard to do even if he was proficient with electronics. However, the Society had always possessed a share of Frost River Reality. They had quite a few of the relevant privileges. He relied on the temporary privileges provided by He Yueyin in order to do this, which made things a bit easier for him.
Over 1000 monitoring feeds were switching back and forth on the flexible screen. Only an ability user with super dynamic eyesight like Bamboo Pole would be able to grasp the crucial information within.
Red Fox took a few glances at the flexible screen and he was completely lost. "What is the point of doing these things now? Fairchild is abnormal. That radius of three kilometers means that he has thirty square kilometers of area control. On the contrary, he might be the ones monitoring us."
Bamboo Pole did not lift his head. He continued to filter the images with his eyes. "That is way too exaggerated. The Shield of Truth’s resonance range and control range are different. It has a proportion of ten to one, so it is very difficult to deal with. After all, it is a cultivation that fuses the body and soul. How can it be the same as mental senses?"
"Oh, I actually forgot. You are an expert on Secret Orders." Red Fox let out a relaxed breath. The ‘earthquake’ just now really caused him a dramatic increase in stress. He felt a lot better now.
"Do not relax too early. Fairchild was never the type of person to keep a high profile. He actually let out the Shield of Truth without the slightest hesitation just now, covering thirty kilometers. He must have another objective."
"And what is that objective?"
"I do not know for now. Oh, there's an opening…tsk, there's trouble!"
After endlessly cleaning up the monitoring feed, some people's images grew more and more distinct. Bamboo Pole took these images and uploaded them to the Psychic Wave Network. He copied the marking and pasted it into the encrypted channel, letting all those who were part of the operation see.
"Kitty pay attention! The Order of Justice's secular side can't endure any longer. The Knights of Equity has already sent at least two small squads of ten people total. At least half of them have entered the scene…"
Red Fox stared at the screen in astonishment. "Wow, do you see that guitar case? I'll use some points from this operation to make a bet. That is absolutely a large-caliber sniper weapon. Otherwise, it wouldn't pose a threat to Fairchild. They've already started to hold sniper positions. I'm running out of patience!"
An explosion of information flooded the encrypted channel once more.
"Strange, previously, the secular side would stick their heads in the sand like ostriches when they were discontent. Why the difference now?"
"Are they starting a religious war?"
"The Order of Justice is splitting? Now that is good news!"
"The problem is that we are caught in the crossfire!"
He Yueyin's order cut through the hubbub. "Bamboo Pole, Yulan Hotel is the best sniper point of the surrounding blocks. It has to be brought under our monitoring. Avoid direct conflict with the people of the Order by all means."
"Understood… However, I am not a combatant." This was not a situation where temporary privileges could be used. Bamboo Pole would inevitably have to run on to the control room.
He stood up and just when he was about to move, Red Fox slapped his thigh. "Look, who is that?… Zhang Yingying! That girl is participating in the operation? The heck is she going in for?"
Bamboo Pole, after a moment of being stunned, adjusted the monitoring screen. He saw Zhang Yingying and a tall, beautiful women wearing a jacket walk shoulder to shoulder into Frost River Reality. The two had their arms hooked together. They chatted and laughed as they walked. They appeared very intimate and were very eye-catching.
However, the jacket wearing women's extrasensory perception was sharp. Her gaze suddenly faced the monitoring cam, meeting face to face with those observing her.
Her hazel pupils were bright, beautiful, and moving. But that expression and her empty smile brought some indescribably deep meanings.
Bamboo Pole inexplicably felt that this woman was very familiar but he was unable to think of who she was in this short while.
Before this thought could finish, Red Fox gave him another push. "Look!"
From their perspective, they just so happened to see a low altitude flying shuttle pass in the skies above Frost River Reality. With the fuzzy rain as a backdrop, He Yueyin's slender and tall figure fell in freefall.
"…she even made us go on standby!"
"This isn't the main point. The main point is, will Frost River Reality still exist when this is all over?"