Chapter 64: Live Sacrifice (Part ½)
The Human-Faced Arachnid was revolting!
Luo Nan was suddenly furious and the dark chains shook to forcefully rein back in the Human-Faced Arachnid. The chains hummed with its vibrating cry and the flaming clouds that surrounded the Human-Faced Arachnid collapsed and dispersed. It hissed, screeching. It was clearly suffering.
Luo Nan’s anger slightly dampened from the miserable reaction of the Human-Faced Arachnid. It seemed that his control over the arachnid was still effective. He then thought of how this fellow had just saved his life and his heart softened a bit.
Besides, what was the point of getting mad at this unintelligent fellow that only relied on its instinct for its behavior?
Luo Nan was baffled. The Human-Faced Arachnid had always listened to him since the dark chains had shackled it. And the arachnid didn’t overstep its actions with Rui Wen before. Why did it suddenly go out of control?
Luo Nan needed to think this question over very carefully.
Jack rode the high-speed elevator, walked through a dedicated passageway, and just reached the fighting arena at this time. But he didn’t directly show himself in public. Instead, he entered the VIP box and met with the contact; they didn’t speak of anything important during this time.
So Luo Nan concentrated his energy to think over the issue with the Human-Faced Arachnid.
Communicating with the unintelligent Human-Faced Arachnid could be said to be an extremely strenuous matter. It couldn’t directly tell Luo Nan what it was thinking. Luo Nan could only search for connections to the problem within the arachnid’s chaotic mess of data all by himself.
His current analysis of the Human-Faced Arachnid, according to the flexible e-ink screen, was only at 2%. In other words, 98% of the arachnid’s data was just mumbo jumbo.
To find things that could be understood from this mumbo jumbo, and useful things at that, was truly…..
Uh, what’s this?
Luo Nan’s soul body rippled slightly. He was startled by a moving image that suddenly shone into his eyes.
The image was some external data that the Human-Faced Arachnid had absorbed beforehand. Frankly speaking, Luo Nan was just shocked for a moment before he rapidly came to a conclusion. This was a whole body image of the structure of a human body with several machine components mixed inside. This specimen…… was none other than Jack!
Luo Nan probed into the mysteries of Jack’s body with the help of the Human-Faced Arachnid, concentrating most of his energy into Jack’s brain activity; Luo Nan just casually glanced over the other parts. But Luo Nan never expected that the arachnid would actually record the image of Jack’s entire body and use methods incomprehensible to Luo Nan to form an integrated whole.
A scene as if shot from a movie was displayed in front of Luo Nan’s eyes.
The time frame of the scene was during the appearance of the arachnid. This was when Jack unleashed his Format of Fire, right before the arachnid was completely rumbled away!
And so Luo Nan could see a myriad of thin threads splitting from the Dynamo Core and penetrating through veins and nerves. The threads extended through Jack’s entire body, unfurling open a complicated yet complete infrastructure in an instant. Every source of energy in Jack’s body, be it flesh or machine, were all integrated under this infrastructure and were being transformed.
In the next moment, Jack was like the embodiment of a super control chip of a precision device. The location, the specific timing, and the amount of force to exert were all coordinated flawlessly. It was because of this that the internal forces from high-speed integration didn’t damage his body in the first instant. Instead, he stayed on the dangerous border where the closely woven fiery electrical power were successfully transported back to the location of the nucleus and the Dynamo Core.
The Dynamo Core lit up under the convergence of high energy. The lightning, which had been flickering unstably on the mental plane, turned lustrous and dazzling. The energy in Jack’s body completed an inconceivable change in nature in this very moment. In other words, the energy had crossed over from the plane of reality to a different dimension, entering the mental domain.
Ignition successful…… NICE!
Luo Nan’s soul body suddenly spun a circle in the air to calm down his excited mood. He didn’t know what was the difference between this ignition method and that of the typical burner, but this was still the first time he saw the entire ignition process of the Format of Fire.
Even if the true core procedure wasn’t revealed…… The Dynamo Core should be the key step in completing the energy transformation process. But it was fine. Having this piece of concept and reasoning was already priceless.
It didn’t matter if it was Quantum Corporation or some other colossal power, the line of research behind their Burners were all laid bare to Luo Nan.
Luo Nan thought about how Quantum Corporation had spent ten painstaking years and trillions of credits in investing to have this project become a success and Luo Nan felt the deep pleasure of revenge.
The problem was…… His revenge wasn’t over!
Beyond all expectations, the movie clip, which was highly integrated by the Human-Faced Arachnid, continued to play on.
The following scene was much blurrier. Then the time returned back to the Dynamo Core and the myriad of thin threads splitting off of it, the moment when the infrastructure was established.
The image of Jack’s body became ghostly. Large pieces of area were erased. All that was left were the Dynamo Core, veins, neurons, and parts of the body used to establish the framework.
Energy just channeled, amassed, and ignited through this framework.
Luo Nan could see that the scene was replaying the course of events with the ignition from before.
The replay demonstrated the importance of the infrastructure itself. Irrelevant branches and knots were erased from it and the marvels of the ignition process was carried out once more. Luo Nan recalled the Self Format. Wasn’t the current stage of his body’s infrastructure similar to the this in nature?
What an exquisite reference…… Perhaps he could use this method as a reference for future training?
Luo Nan let out a breath of deep emotion and admiration, his head burning. He continued to play the movie clip and began watching the replay play back a second time.
The clip started over from the beginning yet again. But this time, the complicated infrastructure established by Dynamo Core turned into a fuzzy backdrop. Only concise lines, straight and curved, remained. They connected to key nodes of the infrastructure. Maybe they were randomly created….. Or maybe they were magnetic field lines?
Luo Nan was forced to admit that he had no idea what he was looking at.
But then, but then…...
When those straight lines and arcs completed joining, they formed a complete and closed off figure in the middle. When the figure finally emerged before Luo Nan’s eyes, Luo Nan felt a certain trembling sensation that came rising from the bottom of his heart. It dominated him entirely.
It was a palpitation that was felt when gorgeous light could be seen from the darkness of the abyss.
A tetrahedron…… was a bit imperfect.
An inscribed sphere…… wasn’t completely tangent to the four sides.
An outer scribed sphere…… Didn’t perfectly touch the four corners of the tetrahedron.
But this structure, its silhouette, and the marvelous idea that emerged from it, was like a heavy fist that exploded against Luo Nan’s heart. It blasted his chaotic state of mind into pieces, leaving behind only a diagram that had long since been assimilated into his mind and thoroughly branded into the depths of his soul.
The tetrahedron and its inscribed and outer scribed spheres.
The figure analyzed by the Human-Faced Arachnid marvelously intertwined and linked up with Luo Nan’s visualization diagram right at this moment. Only what pertained to Formatting Theory persisted in a completely pounding and igniting manner!
Luo Nan froze on the spot.
He forgot to restrain the Human-Faced Arachnid, so the arachnid was now free. It just followed its simple-minded nature and hissed sharply before leaping over to Rui Wen on the fighting stage.
Luo Nan had already reacted midway, but he didn’t try stopping the Human-Faced Arachnid for he could see a completely different scene.
The Human-Faced Arachnid wasn’t going to eat Rui Wen; its attack was more like a connecting line.
It stirred the flaming clouds of turbid emotions as it approached Rui Wen. Right when Rui Wen was about to be drowned within, the lustrous and pure spiritual seed emitted bright rays of splendor like a star penetrating through the clouds.
Rui Wen and the Human-Faced Arachnid jolted simultaneously. Then the arachnid started to fly in an orbit around Rui Wen. Rui Wen’s gaze followed the arachnid for half a circle, slowly closing her eyes right when she was about to turn her body.
This feeling, this scene emerged within Luo Nan’s eyes; a circle was slowly forming!