Chapter 109: Destruction (Part 2/2)
"Doctors have professional ethics. Proper ethics!"
Bai Xinyan's lips curved into a teasing smile as she stopped following her current train of thoughts. She had already obtained many gains today. Right now, she needed to do something else—to play the role of a qualified doctor. As such, she placed her attention into acting with the appropriate conduct.
She replayed the video from Cat Eyes' shared perspective several times. Cat Eyes had her eyes fixed on Luo Nan for quite a period of time. From the video, Bai Xinyan could see the minute twitching of Luo Nan's cheeks and forehead, regions concentrated with nerves. She could also see the dilation and contraction of his pupils. She could not see below his neck and shoulders but things should be similar there. These were signs of his nervous system being intensely stimulated.
And at the same time, a faint aura that was quite eye-catching burst from inside Luo Nan's body to the outside. Its power filled and supported the concentration of his neurons. This aura eliminated as much of the destructive power possible. It was able to eliminate the destructive power caused by the intense stimulation of soul strength.
Thinking about it, this was the fundamental reason behind Luo Nan’s capacity to use his soul strength without any worries... For the time being, it stopped the destructive path he trod and allowed him to make it past.
Bai Xinyan used a doctor's insight to make this judgment. Soon, she spoke in the encrypted channel. "Student Luo Nan, your current state is fine. Is it due to that punch by Fairchild?"
"Yep, it was because of his punch just now." Luo Nan did not want people to haphazardly guess around like it was a game show, so he borrowed this opportunity given by Bai Xinyan to make a clear response.
Bai Xinyan evaluated, "Your current indications are quite similar to Fairchild's Shield of Truth. He must have blessed you. Near Los Angeles, I've encountered high ranking squad leaders of the Order of Justice open up territory in the Wilderness. All of their cultists in a hundred meter radius received the Shield of Truth blessing. With it, most of them could take on the first attack of a mutant ranked C or below. It is an extremely effective blessing."
"That's right... One of the effects of the order's Paladin Aura is an increase to defense." Zhang Yingying's mute time was not that long. As an experienced gamer, she soon spoke in gaming terms. "However, these buffs are only temporary."
"Yes, it is temporary." Luo Nan responded plainly but the facts were not that simple.
He Yueyin felt a bit of an incoming headache on when she faced the lack of urgency from these idle chatters. She asked Bai Xinyan directly, "White Salt, report your current location."
"I'm forty meters away from them. Yup, I see people already. It’s as if Student Luo Nan's face is glowing. He looks like he's doing great."
Bai Xinyan came to a stop as she gazed past the soundproof wall. The room was on the verge of collapse. The lighting was dusky and a large difference in luminosity was formed with her current location. However, this did not really affect her.
She waved her hand in greeting toward the few people within the room.
He Yueyin gave another order. "Everyone in the room, rendezvous with White Salt. Retreat according to the designated route."
A clear evacuation route immediately appeared within the encrypted channel. At the same time, the route map also appeared in Officer Xue's command data link. He was stunned for a moment but he still issued the route map to his subordinates and asked them to act in accordance with the provided directions.
"Move move move!"
Bamboo Pole was now the one who urged everyone on. He continued to be responsible and diligent and refreshed the encrypted channel with new information. "They're just about to finish calibrating their sniper artillery cannon. Its range covers the entirety of Frost River Reality. Who knows? The gunner might have a mental hiccup, ignore Fairchild, deviate the muzzle ever so slightly, and provide corpses which only mops can collect!"
"Screw off!... I'm talking to you!" Cat Eyes was in a horrible mood. She resisted the malicious impulse to tear Luo Nan's throat to shreds and pushed him hard, indicating that he should leave first.
Right now, Luo Nan could sense the intentions behind Cat Eyes's mood. He was not superfluous. He ran a few steps and jumped through the broken soundproof wall and made it outside.
He turned back to see Xue Weilun's subordinates, the special police officers. They were well trained and experienced. They soon flung away their meaningless state of confusion and followed their training. They withdrew in an orderly fashion and used the available cover, performing their standard tactical maneuvers... Though their actions might not be effective.
"This is an example of professional ethics." expressed Bai Xinyan in understanding towards the special police officers.
Luo Nan's gaze flitted across the face of this beautiful and laid-back woman. He looked down and murmured in greeting. "Ms. Bai, hello. This is the first time we've met."
"I have somewhat of an understanding of you, Student Luo Nan." Bai Xinyan winked at him in a very cordial manner. She looked easy to get along with.
However, Luo Nan could not forget the 2-Hour Assignment in Frost River Waterway she had assigned him earlier today. Needless to say, there was also the Burner Simulator, the hidden secret of Frost River Waterway.
So Luo Nan was wary toward this beautiful lady.
It was because of these thoughts that Luo Nan switched his gaze over to the several special police officer's bodies. Each of them still had a ‘projection’ of the visualization diagram on the chest regions of their exoskeleton armor. It had yet to dissipate.
It had to be stated that the visualization diagram was very high profile. If Luo Nan did not revoke it and news of this scene got out, then some people—at least those on Yan Yongbo's side—may take negative actions against him.
Luo Nan had already considered whether or not to revoke these diagrams but then a deafening explosion pierced his ears. The battle between Fairchild and Baze had entered an extremely intense state. Frost River Reality's high-end immersive experience region rapidly turned into a sheet of ruins.
Fairchild had held an unshakable advantage on the material plane so far but the range of the Words of Krait continued to endlessly expand.
The Words of Krait was far too overpowered; it kept on searching for people to drain from. Even Cat Eyes had been targeted by it. After some thought, Luo Nan did not revoke his buffs—the visualization diagrams. Instead, he added one more for Xue Weilun as a precaution.
Bai Xinyan observed all of this with great interest and asked, "This skill of yours is like our family's Old Bai's Bestowed Awakening technique. It doesn't just wake the target up; it seems like there’s the scent of something high-end integrated in there. This power seems rigorous. Is this a skill from Formatting Theory?"
Your family's Old Bai?
Luo Nan was stupefied for a moment, before he realized that Bai Xinyan referred to her father, Mr. Bai. The way she addressed him gave off the impression that this father and daughter pair did not get along.
At the same time, Luo Nan very much admired Bai Xinyan's power of insight. Indeed, Luo Nan had utilized the visualization diagram and the tempo of soul breathing to bestow buffs into everyone's bodies. Bai Xinyan had given an extremely appropriate description of his skill.
This kind of woman really gave off quite the pressure.
As Luo Nan grew unwilling to converse too much with Bai Xinyan, a shriek came out from within the crowd of congregated people. The shriek was sharp and shivery. It was simply a cry that seemed to be from the pain of having one's heart dug out from the chest... Oh, this might not be an exaggeration.
The several special police officers who had just evacuated from the room rushed to place down the body they carried. That person had injured his back and was curled up in a ball. His face was warped and his mouth gaped wide but he was unable to let out any sounds whatsoever. Only tears, snivel, and cold sweat could flow across his face.
It was Huang Bingzhen. It was unknown whether this guy was lucky or unfortunate but in the end, he had been carried out by the special police officers due to their professional ethics. Although Huang Bingzhen was alive, his current appearance made it look like he was better off dead.
Bai Xinyan was the only one of the bunch with medical qualifications. She just gave him a quick scan with her eyes and shook her head. "The Words of Krait... He's already a 'snake hive' now and could be said to be a kind of 'human weapon'. Who knows... That First Oblatum might be sizing us up right now by using him as a medium."