Chapter 193: Activation
Su Hao believes that many things in the world aren’t inherently complex; it depends on how people approach them.
It’s like a tangled mess of lines blocking the way in front of you. Some people choose to untangle each line one by one, while others prefer to set the whole thing on fire.
Su Hao is the kind of person who enjoys burning the chaotic tangle of lines to ashes all at once.
Many things in the world are limited by human understanding and can’t be explained clearly, no matter how you approach them.
For example, regarding the actions of a person named [Slaughterer] Lu, Su Hao can’t evaluate what he’s done.
No matter whether Lu acted with good or ill intent, his actions are a mix of good and bad.
He might also be the person the “Prophet” referred to as someone who will bring change to the world.
To this, Su Hao can only say, “I’m sorry,” but [Slaughterer] Lu has things he wants to do, and Su Hao has his own goals.
Initially, there was no deep conflict between them, but now Su Hao wants to kill [Slaughterer] Lu because Lu has shown hostility toward the “Mutants,” which is equivalent to showing hostility toward Su Hao.
Su Hao is an Mutant; this can’t be denied. They are ultimately on opposite sides.
So Su Hao doesn’t want to think too much about these messy relationships; he chooses to kill his opponent in advance.
Once he’s out of the way, he’ll have plenty of time to study the Way of Genes, which is incredibly deep and, for now, Su Hao only has a superficial understanding of it.
He’s far from being an expert.
Su Hao takes a deep breath and patiently waits for [Slaughterer] Lu to walk into the trap he’s set.
As for whether [Slaughterer] Lu might detect the impending danger and stop, Su Hao isn’t very confident, but it’s highly likely he won’t detect it.
Because he once conducted similar tests on Yashan and other “Temple Forest Society” members, apart from the “Nightwalkers” sequence, Mutants don’t have a strong sense of others’ life force.
Not only do they lack a strong perception of others, but most Mutants also have a very low perception of their own life force.
Only advanced members of the “Temple Forest Society” who have undergone martial training can accurately sense their life force, and even their perception of others’ life force isn’t strong.
[Slaughterer] Lu walks on the road to Temple Forest City, his steps light, a feeling he has never experienced before.
“Perhaps, this is the most solid proof I’ve found that the new era is coming!”
“I’m not wrong; all Mutants will be wiped out completely, this is the final result, and it won’t change. The only difference is who will be the executioner. I don’t mind being the one with blood on my hands!”
“Moreover, isn’t gaining the power of ‘[Slaughterer]’ my destiny? Among so many Mutant sequences, only ‘[Slaughterer]’ can accomplish this great purification work! This is the choice of fate!”
“And I will walk on this path of purification for my entire life, all the way to the end of my life.”
The more [Slaughterer] Lu thinks, the more excited he becomes, and his pace quickens, completely unaware that death is approaching.
On the other side, Su Hao breathes a sigh of relief when he senses [Slaughterer] Lu entering the trap, but he doesn’t hurry.
“When he steps directly above ‘Level-2 Thousand Explosions,’ that’s when I’ll detonate thirty bombs all at once!”
Time passes by, and Su Hao’s radar operates at full capacity, precisely pinpointing [Slaughterer] Lu’s location with the help of Little Light.
Su Hao immediately activates the control bone cards in his hand, remotely triggering thirty ‘Level-2 Thousand Explosions’ bombs.
These are the first thousand-level bombs that Su Hao has ever created, and there are thirty of them!!!
But in the distance, a blinding white light ignites, like a sun crashing to the earth!
The bombs have been successfully activated!
Then, a violent tremor emanates from the ground under Su Hao’s feet, growing more intense, making him somewhat unsteady on his feet.
After a moment, a powerful shockwave sweeps through, and if Su Hao hadn’t been prepared, he would have been knocked over.
Along with the shockwave, some debris and stones are carried into the air.
After a while.
The long-lasting rumble finally reaches this location, and Su Hao’s ears are stinging, prompting him to instinctively cover them.
Immediately following that is a continuous howling of fierce winds, hitting his face.
“Wow!” After Su Hao swears, he quickly transforms into a “Child of Fate,” using thick adamantine armor to cover his entire body for protection.
How far is this place from the explosion site?
Approximately around four kilometers, and even from this distance, the shockwave still possesses such incredible power. It’s easy to imagine what [Slaughterer] Lu, at the center of the explosion, is experiencing with the devastating energy unleashed.
“Big Brother Wu, look, what’s that?” Xiao Dan grabs Big Brother Wu’s hand, pointing at the dazzling light not far away.
Big Brother Wu had already noticed the anomaly, the sudden eruption of a brilliant light in the distance, leaving his mind blank. What could this be?
But before he could think further, the ground shook violently, throwing both of them to the ground.
Before they could get up, a powerful force of impact struck them, throwing them backward, and they landed on the ground, tumbling.
Both of them simultaneously spew out blood, clearly having been injured by the violent shockwave.
They were too close to the explosion site, within a range of about two kilometers, and if they had been any closer, it would have been much worse than just spitting blood.
The deafening sound arrives, and both of them lose their hearing in an instant, blood flowing from their ears.
Not only that, a large amount of debris, dirt, and all sorts of plant fragments begin to scatter in all directions, burying them within moments.
At this moment, not far from the Lingyuan City, the residents of Lingyuan City all felt the intense tremors of the earth. They ran out of their houses onto the open streets, shouting loudly, “Earthquake, earthquake! Run out quickly!”
By the time everything calmed down, the people still didn’t understand what had happened.
Amidst the chaotic debris, a hand suddenly emerges, pulling away the covering soil and stones.
“Phew, phew, phew!” It’s Big Brother Wu.
“Where’s Xiao Dan? Xiao Dan!” Big Brother Wu seems to recall something, hurriedly kneels on the ground and starts digging up the soil, and after a while, he unearths a person covered in mud.
It’s Xiao Dan.
Xiao Dan regains consciousness, cleans herself up a bit, and suddenly bursts into tears.
Big Brother Wu, feeling sorry for her, embraces Xiao Dan, patting her back and about to say, “Don’t be afraid, I’m here! I’ll protect you! Trust me!”
But as the words reach his lips, he swallows them back. Every time he says this, karma strikes extremely quickly, and he’s not sure if he’s been particularly unlucky lately, encountering such inexplicable events – it defies reason.
But the good thing is that they’re both still alive.
Whether it’s luck or misfortune, it’s hard to tell.
Xiao Dan suddenly breaks down, crying her heart out, “I’ve had enough, Big Brother Wu! I don’t want to run with you anymore, phew, phew, phew!”
Big Brother Wu regains some of his hearing, barely understanding what Xiao Dan is saying, and he holds Xiao Dan tightly, saying, “Xiao Dan, please listen to me one more time…”
Xiao Dan shakes her head, “I won’t listen, I won’t listen…”
As the dust settles, Su Hao leaps into the air, flying high and using the “Distant View” runic symbols to closely observe the explosion site, searching for any traces of [Slaughterer] Lu.
From high above, he sees a massive crater on the ground, with a diameter of over a kilometer. It looks like a meteor crater, with earth rolling outward and exposing the yellow soil.
It’s as if the Earth has gained a giant yellow eye, gazing at the cosmos.
After a while, Su Hao finds nothing, but he spots two innocent Mutants who were affected not far from the blast site. Su Hao had noticed them earlier but had ignored them.
Su Hao tries to sense [Slaughterer] Lu’s life force using his radar but finds nothing. He mumbles, “He’s probably dead, I guess.”
“Just to be safe, I’ll wait a bit longer.”
Although Su Hao is eager to find [Slaughterer] Lu’s remains to record his genetic information, the situation is unclear, so he decides to wait for a while.
(End of this chapter)