Chapter 63: Demon Altar (Part 2/2)
The Human-Faced Arachnid was like a top-notch looter and arsonist.
Luo Nan was certain that the Human-Faced Arachnid had swept this place clean. It wouldn’t be excessive to say that it had wrung every ounce of blood and essence from them. But through it all, the Human-Faced Arachnid had displayed outstanding skill in stealing.
It had consumed until it was filled with negative emotions and the corresponding life force energy. It had syphoned most of these people to their base emotions, leaving just some grass on the surface of the ground. Then it had lit a fire in delight.
The loss of control over negative emotions were tinder for the fire. The life force energy floating in the air was what lit the fire.
There were many cases like this in reality. The weaker one’s body gets, the more one can’t control their desires. And when one loses control, the last bit of life force in their body gets squeezed clean.
Right now at the spectator stands, all the rich guests, their private secretaries and mistresses, and the great quantity of staff members of the fighting arena were caught in this situation in complete ignorance.
As soon as Luo Nan realized what the problem was, the fighting arena turned into a completely different situation in his eyes.
This was no fighting arena, this was a brazier that would soon burn dry and break. Or perhaps it was the caverns of a deep mine that was filled with gas…… One that had already been lit aflame.
The large quantity of negative emotions and evanescent life force energy formed a burning massive cloud that could not be seen by the naked eye. It pervaded everywhere on the mental plane
If these people could sense their own soul, they would discover that a most terrifying feeling of suffocation had already descended upon them.
And so Crag Burst, an Awakened, could sense the intense feeling of incongruity from within. He wanted to eliminate this feeling that was born from the current situation.
Why must this situation be created?
Luo Nan was disinclined to think further about the last moments of these rich guests at the spectator stands. Instead, he was rather interested in the Human-Faced Arachnid’s actions.
In any case, Jack wasn’t making any particular movements at the moment. So Luo Nan just patted the Human-Faced Arachnid beneath him and indicated to this fellow to give him a demonstration.
Obviously the Human-Faced Arachnid wouldn’t decline. It charged back into the fighting arena a few instances later. It buried its devilish body deep within the flaming cloud. Its six demonic eyes were half open and half closed and it opened its sinister mouth wide. It sucked the flaming cloud inside and spat out the unstable turbid vapor of emotions out, forming an exchange of stability.
Luo Nan understood completely now. The Human-Faced Arachnid couldn’t disobey the conditions of his order, so it had this killer poison environment. It did the utmost to dispel the components of the turbid flow of emotions that it disliked the most. Luo Nan didn’t know how much of an improvement the entire process yielded, but it was fine as long as the Human-Faced Arachnid was happy.
In essence, the fighting arena was no longer a location that provided the rich guests with stimulation and wanton amusement they desired. Instead, it was an enormous altar. They believed themselves to be rulers, but now they had turned into livestock that were placed upon the altar. They would be slaughtered anytime the Human-Faced Arachnid demanded it.
Even though this didn’t conform with Luo Nan’s aesthetics, Luo Nan didn’t feel a need to amend things.
He swept a glance towards Jack. That fellow had slowed down his pace. Seemed like he was muttering something to himself. Luo Nan didn’t need the Human-Faced Arachnid to be besides him in order to tail Jack. The previous battle proved that it would be easier to adapt to new situations if Luo Nan and the Human-Faced Arachnid were separated.
So Luo Nan let the Human-Faced Arachnid stay behind at the fighting arena. It would be good for the Human-Faced Arachnid to stabilize its foundation a bit.
But then an unforeseen event occurred within the ten seconds after making the decision.
Rui Wen, who had been standing with dangling hands all this time on the stage, suddenly raised her head. Her gaze faced the empty sky above her head. There was a broadcast display over there. It was displaying her image.
Several people noticed this change. Soon they gave rational explanations for the cause:
“Oh oh oh. The flat-chested witch has started to become depressed.”
“Is she trying to see what she looks like in her last moments?”
“Look! Look! There won’t be a chance in the future!”
A disturbance, which was not too big yet not too small, arose in the fighting arena. They spectators became excited. Their debased mockery mixed with their uninhibited emotions and were cast on stage.
Rui Wen didn’t react at all towards their provocation. She just looked upwards in a daze…… Was she really looking at herself on the display?
It wasn’t so.
Though it appeared that Rui Wen’s gaze was towards the broadcast display, Luo Nan was certain that her true focus was on something else, the Human-Faced Arachnid!
Because in the next instant, the Human-Faced Arachnid’s devilish eyes had suddenly opened wide and looked towards Rui Wen’s location. It had been floating idly within the flaming clouds when it suddenly increased in tension. The burning negative emotions and life force energy curled around its body to form rings and rings of indistinct fire.
And Luo Nan’s order came into effect at this time. Luo Nan was worried that the Human-Faced Arachnid would really swallow Rui Wen’s spiritual seed; it had been drooling over it for a long time. Luo Nan wanted it to restrain itself and relocate.
The Human-Faced Arachnid abided by the order, but Rui Wen’s gaze shifted along as well. She did not deviate from it at all.
Crag Burst discovered that something was wrong at this time: “Hey! What’s she looking at?”
“I don’t know!”
As Luo Nan replied in this manner, his entire scalp went numb on his main body. If had he perceived the situation correctly, then it was as if Rui Wen could see the Human-Faced Arachnid. She could actually see Darksider life forms?
Was Rui Wen an ability user? But why didn’t weren’t there any signs of it before? Or maybe her ability had just awakened? From the stimulation given by the Human-Faced Arachnid?
A series of questions popped out in his mind, but not an answer was obtained to a single one.
The Human-Faced Arachnid then howled as a response to Luo Nan’s order. This was originally a sound that only Luo Nan could hear, but now, Rui Wen, this desolate and silent girl, raised her head from atop the stage. She gazed towards the skies above the fighting arena.
If her line of sight was extended about 300 meters, then her gaze would meet Luo Nan.
Although Luo Nan clearly knew that Rui Wen couldn’t possibly see him, he still ate some shock and he couldn’t help shifting his position. He was just about to ponder over the circumstances of this girl, but he never expected that things would come his way and be so overwhelming.
And at this time, Jack ended his own self-contemplation. He increased his speed all of a sudden and returned back to his training room in a short thirty seconds. He picked up his previously discarded wristband and seemed to be making an external call.
Luo Nan had to concentrate all his energy towards Jack. But before doing so, he had given an order to the Human-Faced Arachnid to keep its distance from Rui Wen; don’t distract the girl’s attention.
Luo Nan began to close in on Jack after arranging everything. He hoped to increase the precision of his senses.
But this was different than the time when Jack was communicating with the contact of the fighting arena. Luo Nan couldn’t possible stick close to Jack in the same manner, unless he wanted to forfeit his life. So, the precision wasn’t guaranteed.
Ultimately, Luo Nan took the risk to pull within fifty meters of distance to Jack. He could feel the radio waves emitting from the wristband, but he could only track a small section of distance; he had to give up.
Jack’s call time was extremely short and the direction of transmission was clearly towards the outside of DeShang Building. The distance was far, far exceeding the limit of Luo Nan’s senses.
Maybe he was making contact with Yan Yongbo?
Luo Nan could only make a blind guess. Then Jack entered the changing stall in the training room and changed his clothes.
A white dress shirt, a black bow tie, and black slacks, the official clothing for a fighting referee. Then Jack shot a cold and hard glance towards Luo Nan’s position, directly went out, and entered a high speed elevator.
He was going to the fighting arena?
Jack’s gaze was clearly a provocation. It was very evident that part of the fighting arena’s situation had been revealed to Jack.
The possibility of the cause being the Human-Faced Arachnid was very small. Then that means…..
“Crag Burst. Jack’s here.”
“Who? Where?” Crag Burst was stupefied for a moment, but understood quickly. He immediately asked Luo Nan for confirmation.
Luo Nan didn’t respond immediately for the Human-Faced Arachnid had disobeyed his order during the moment his attention was split. It swept along the flaming cloud of burning negative emotions and leaped over towards Rui Wen!