Garen have always known that. Hence, his special ability is his biggest secret, no one else other than him knew about it. Ever since his attributes grew stronger, he can no longer improve his physique with just training, it’s as if he was in a perfectly stable condition.
For every gain, there will be a loss. He knew that. His special ability disabled his ability to forget, making him stronger, but at the same time losing his adapting mechanism.
He finally realized, this special ability takes root in the world view and the limitless knowledge he had access to from Earth. His subconscious used these knowledge to create a reflection of his special ability in a way that’s most suitable for him, by becoming a game-esque status bar.
After tying up loose ends, he left Huaishan City with going to Unive
rsity as an excuse, and took the train straight to Harmony City, planning to go to Skylark Mountain Waterfall from there.
The Confederation and Weisman’s conflict has already started, as reflected by the small clashes at the border. The newspaper from both ends had already evolved into a medium for the war of words.
Even on the train he would see Confederate soldiers being mobilized to conduct training exercises.
The normal train service in Confederate was not luxurious, there were no beds in those. Only special trains will have this service. Garen was on normal trains the last few times he took them, but as of now, he managed to get on a special train, utilizing Golden Hoop’s special power. The train had only five compartments for a dozen people to rest in.
There were food, drinks, magazines, and newspapers, all available for free. As a special train, it takes priority over other trains, hence it was fast traveling in it. The whole trip to Harmony City spent only about a day.
By now, his fame has already spread past the whole of the South, even Northerners have heard about him.
During the battle at Crimson Sand Sword Gate main branch, he single-handedly defended a joint attack from Behemoth Gate and Black Mark Association, which included the hunting team from Weisman. Compared to the battle with Andrela, this battle is far more dangerous.
Alighting the train, Garen led Cynthia and Jack into a special passage, and exited the train station under the protection of marshals.
The sky was still dim.
The street was littered with a few cars and carriages. There was a silver car in the midst of it, doors wide open, a young girl holding the door with a smile.
The girl was dressed in a purple gown and wore a black crystal earring, looking graceful and delicate.
"Hi master, it’s been a while."
Garen walked onto the street and saw this girl waving at him, smiling.
"Aris, how are you here?"
Su Lin’s sister Aris approached him with a cheeky smile, her arms wrapping around Garen naturally.
"Why can’t I be here? Let’s go, rest for a bit at my place. When you’re in Harmony City, you’ve got to let me be a good host! I have already booked a large room at Rose’s Whisper, a lot of my girlfriends couldn’t wait to meet you!"
"Stop that, I have business to attend to, I won’t be here for long." Garen felt a slight helplessness.
"But all my friends really wanted to meet you, master, come with Rissy~~~" Aris immediately pressed her bust against Garen’s arm in a coquettish way, her aristocratic elegance completely missing from her behavior.
"I really do have things to do. Maybe next time. Tell your dad I said hello." Garen declined decisively.
The battle with White Bird Holy Fist Palosa is what he have been looking forward to. Even now, he’s slightly excited just thinking about it, not wanting to do anything else.
Aris’ intention of introducing him to her friends may not be that simple. Her resorting to acting coquettishly, it must be some other reasons.
Garen gave it a thought, "Let’s do it this way. Vanhatten."
A man in black stepped forward.
"Yes sir, is there anything I can do?"
"Help Aris with whatever she needs help with." Garen didn’t hesitate utilizing this subordinate Golden Hoop has assigned him.
"Consider it done." Vanhatten smiled gently, "Miss Aris, you need not trouble Master Garen with the issue with Felicia Sisterhood, your brother could’ve solved it himself."
"You knew?" Aris was slightly taken aback, and looked at the black haired youth.
Aris herself banded together with a few friends to found a sisterhood and gained some influence in the Eliza Province. Recently, they got into a row with some other groups with some other princelings and princesslings*. She wanted to get Garen to show up at her party so she could take advantage of his fame to suppress their arrogance.
From her father, she found out about the extent of Garen’s influence. The authorities were also shocked at Garen’s battle record. He was almost like a humanoid beast. Even the Weisman Hunting Team barely scratched him, as if he’s more durable than the armor of a tank.
Anyone who offended Garen would be hard-pressed to fight back without a cannon. Only by fleeing early on can they be safe.
"Hm, that’s also fine. I only needed master’s fame on my side." Aris grinned this time.
"What’s the matter?" Garen was slightly curious.
The black haired youth Vanhatten started explaining.
The Felicia Sisterhood hosted an underground fighting tournament in Harmony City. It was pretty prominent, and had recruited a batch of underground boxers to fight in a death match, at the same time, they opened bets to earn a huge profit. Recently however, an outsider organization from another area brought their boxers to fight in the tournament. The boxers were so strong, Felicia Sisterhood’s boxers kept losing, almost to the point of them losing all their money. It is then that Aris wanted to borrow Garen’s fame to warn the other party.
"Underground boxers? Are they strong?" Garen’s interest was piqued.
"It’s hard to say, some of them have some martial arts experience, some are descendents of fallen martial arts family. Some of them were even martial artists who led a poor life, you can find any kind of people in there. Some fighters also did that before their breakthrough." Vanhatten explained.
The three people stood in front of the car but didn’t get in. Garen shifted, holding the car door for support.
"Leo should be nearby, isn’t he? How is he?" He looked at Cynthia behind him.
Cynthia was attempting to blow bubble with her bubblegum. Hearing the question, she sucked the bubblegum back in.
"He’s alright. He injured his opponent quite badly. His opponent struggled a little, so he got slightly injured as well."
Garen nodded satisfactorily. To shrug off his past, King of Fist Leo attacked another King of Fist from Black Mark Association, heavily injuring him from the back. The only other King of Fist was not hurt, so he drove off Leo as he tended to the injured one and damaged Leo a little.
"You got their location?"
"Yeah, we’re following them, but there were people obstructing."
Kings of Fist from Black Mark Association were also Grandmasters of Combat. They were also looking forward to Garen’s challenge against White Bird Holy Fist Palosa before they were surprised by Leo.
It was also a pledge of Leo’s loyalty toward Garen. That man is a fanatic who would disregard everything for his ideals.
"Let’s check him out. We can let Leo do something about Aris’ problems."
Garen also wanted to whittle down the power of Black Mark Association. Their interference with White Cloud Gate was still fresh in his mind.
"What are you talking about?" Aris was confused, "Is this Leo strong?"
There are so many Leos on this world, it isn’t strange that she doesn’t know.
"Stop worrying, someone will take care of your problems really soon." Garen smiled, "Let’s go. I need to borrow your car. Jack, you’ll drive."
"Of course!" Jack opened the door from the driver seat like a pro.