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Chapter 82 Getting better
Xiào Mu and Leo head directly to the Golden Tower after leaving the banquet hall.
When Qi Sai learned that the guide who launched the attack previously was actually under mind control, he was very nervous. Then, he heard that a device has been developed that could check whether one is under control, he said hurriedly, “I will contact the Zhao company in a moment to order a batch. After that, I’ll get all the guides in Golden Tower to take the examination.”
Xiào Mu: “No matter how fast the production is, it will take at least a few days. The number of guides in the Golden Tower is large. I am worried that the other party will try to launch attacks with the Golden Tower’s guides. Coming here today, I mainly want to examine the guides who have recently gone out of Golden Tower and are about to graduate.”
Based on the information obtained from Planet Lu, it can be inferred that those bad people have been planning to deal with the sentinels and guides for many years. Hence, guides who are nearing graduation are more likely to be the potential candidates for mind control. People at the base have recently launched an attack so those who have recently left Golden Tower are also likely to be used. In fact, the safest way is to check all the guides in Golden Tower, but there are too many people, Xiào Mu can’t check all of them in one shot.
Qi Sai understood what Xiào Mu meant and made corresponding arrangements immediately. Xiào Mu reminded him, “Just in case, remind the guides to build barriers at any time. Spiritual protectors must be installed everywhere, especially in places where there are many guides.”
Qi Sai nodded and said, “Don’t worry, I will pass it on.”
The examination for the guides went smoothly, and the result is very reassuring. No guide was found to be controlled. After Xiào Mu is done the examination, he got invited to a large classroom by the staff of the research institute who came to collaborate with Golden Tower. The classroom is full of guides who are injecting their spiritual power into the guide pheromone agent made by the research institute. Upon seeing Xiào Mu, their gaze became hot.
“Oh my god, it’s really Xiào Mu, that god-level guide!”
“I heard that he can double the effectiveness of all agents!”
Xiào Mu is already immune to this kind of gaze so he just smiled. As he swept his gaze across the classroom, he saw that there is a medicine efficiency device between every 2 rows of seats. In front of the guides’ tables is a row of pheromone agents.
Xie Bei is also among these students and standing in the first row. His expressionless face instantly lit up when he saw Xiào Mu, “Teacher Xiào Mu, can you demonstrate how to inject spiritual power?”
“Yes, Teacher Xiào Mu. The effect of our finished product is only 1.5 times more than the original one. Did something go wrong?”
Xiào Mu thought for a while and open his mouth to explain. As soon as he opened his mouth, the huge classroom quieted down instantly. “My method is very simple. I put my filament into it, then transmit spiritual power, and stop when I feel the resistance.” He thought for a while and added, “The amount of spiritual power injected into each type of agent is different, and the time to perceive resistance is different.”
As Xiào Mu said that, he did a demonstration in person. He took the guide pheromone agent with the efficiency of 1,000 and 3,000 points from the table in the first row and finished injecting spiritual power in a blink of an eye. The personnel of the research institute immediately took the medicine to the measurement device. The effectiveness of the 2 guide pheromone agents became 2,000 and 6,000 points respectively.
“Oh, that’s amazing! It’s really doubled!”
“Oh my God, his speed is so fast. The time he took to complete 2 is faster than me finishing just 1.”
Exclamation noises came from the guides, and their gaze at Xiào Mu became even hotter especially admiration. On the contrary, Xiào Mu is a little embarrassed by the admiration. His ability is due to his system. And because he effortlessly got the skills, it always made Xiào Mu feel uncomfortable. That is why he always wanted to improve on his pharmaceutical knowledge, only the knowledge he has learned can make him feel safe. Because the effect of the processed guide pheromone agent is better than the effect of his current pill formula by the system, Xiào Mu wants to study pharmacy even more deeply now. If he could learn the necessary, he can make Level S medicine by himself.
Inspired by Xiào Mu’s words, Xie Bei said, “So, we need to feel the resistance before we can stop? I never know how much spiritual power is needed to inject in the agents before this.”
Xiào Mu nodded, “The more spiritual power the guide pheromone agent can absorb, the higher its efficiency. Injecting the spiritual power until you can feel the resistance means you have reached the threshold for absorption.”
Xie Bei couldn’t wait to try by himself and took a guide pheromone agent with 1,000 points. 2 minutes later, he stopped the injection and put the guide pheromone agent on the measurement device: 1,700 points. He happily said, “Previously, whenever I work with this type of guide pheromone agent, the maximum I could go was only 1,500 points.”
Xiào Mu took the guide pheromone agent and inserted his filament; trying to inject more spiritual power. He only injected a little and put it back in the measurement device: 2,000 points
Xie Bei is stunned, “I stopped because I could feel the resistance.”
Xiào Mu pondered for a while before saying, “Maybe when you are slightly aware of the resistance, try to slow down the injection speed.”
Xie Bei tried again, this time the effect is even better; reaching 1,800 points. He tried several more times and seemed to get hold of the feeling. Finally, the effect of the finished product reached 1,900 points. The rest of the guides in the classroom are inspired by the conversation between the two of them. Some people kept making exclamations of surprise, saying that the effect of injected agents is higher than before.
Seeing the progress, the staff of the academy smiled. He excitedly stretched out to hold Xiào Mu’s hand to express gratitude. But before his hand could touch Xiào Mu, he is blocked by Leo and is glared at the same time. The staff is startled, then he laughed in embarrassment a few times before taking back his hand. He only looked at Xiào Mu and praised, “You are so powerful. Now that the effect of the agents is improved, the medicine the sentinels need will be reduced accordingly. The situation of the empire will get better and better in the future.”
Xiào Mu politely said a few words in response. Seeing that the guides are making the medicine seriously, and seeing them excited because of the increase in the effectiveness of the medicine, Xiào Mu smiled. He said goodbye to Qi Sai and left Golden Tower with Leo.
Leo and Xiào Mu returned to their apartment, and Xiào Mu took a bath before taking an afternoon nap. He had this habit to take naps in the afternoon. After all, he did ‘exercises’ with Leo in the morning, so he is quite tired by now. When Xiào Mu woke up, he saw Leo sitting on the sofa by the balcony. Leo’s side profile is defined and angular, looking cold and hard. Leo is looking at his terminal, raising his hand to type replies to the messages. At the same time, his reply is accompanied by a sneer.
Xiào Mu wanted to laugh somehow, this expression is too familiar in his eyes.
Leo turned his head when he heard Xiào Mu’s voice, and his expression softened instantly, “Did you sleep well?”
Xiào Mu got up from bed and changed into lighter clothes. He walked over to Leo and sat on the armrest of the sofa. Then, he put one hand on Leo’s shoulder and looked at his terminal. When Xiào Mu saw the message in the terminal, he is taken aback, “It’s about Mitte?”
The top news is Planet Yan’s headline. Planet Yan’s youngest politician, Miller, recently enjoyed a burst of support, but unexpectedly suffered a downfall due to his bonded guide attacking White Tower. Then, he was found almost dying and got thrown onto the main road in front of the Mi family’s residence. Miller’s spiritual power suffered extreme damages and he is in a coma. Seeing this, the Mi family’s head is extremely sad. He couldn’t even stand properly upon hearing the news and had to be supported by his subordinates.
“This information should be correct,” Leo said. “I contacted Thornton and he soon found out that Mitte and Miller were cousins. The Mi family’s head was originally Mitte’s father. Later, Mitte’s family of 3 died in a fire accident but Mitte is saved by someone and survived.”
After Leo finished speaking, he sneered, “Thornton said last time that he thought Mitte looked familiar but he never bother to check his identity. So, accidents happened in his territory now because he is incompetent.”
Xiào Mu poked the side of Leo’s face with a finger, “Don’t rant.”
Leo turned his head and bit on Xiào Mu’s finger. He did not use any force but held it gently in his mouth. Then, Leo licked the finger with the tip of his tongue before releasing it. Xiào Mu’s hand trembled, and he curled his fingers into a fist. He said helplessly, “Don’t mess around.”
Leo humphed, “You are the one messing with me,” he looked at Xiào Mu, “You don’t like the way I speak?”
Seeing Leo with a serious face, Xiào Mu smiled and said, “No, but don’t forget, Mitte did cause several major incidents in Zone A1.”
Leo thought of the time when Mitte almost killed Xiào Mu, and his face turned cold, “When I get my hands on him, I will make him suffer.”
Previously, they kept Mitte around to add a layer of safety during the dimensional jump. Right now, Mitte is completely useless to them. In Leo’s eyes, Mitte is only an interstellar criminal. After Leo said that, he scrolled down the news, “That one is earlier news. After Miller, 5 other people suffered similar consequences. They were all dying and were thrown on the road at the door of their house. These people were the ones who helped the current Mi family’s head to secure his place.”
Xiào Mu puzzledly asked, “Thornton didn’t arrange for someone to guard them?”
Such an obvious act of retaliation, the targets are apparent. It stands to reason that if something wrong happened, the military will definitely arrange someone to guard the rest of the people who Mitte has not had time to deal with.
“Those people were kidnapped in advance. The military only has traces of the people who threw these injured men at the door of their residence and they are all known lawbreakers. Thornton is following the clues from money trails.”
“They act so arrogantly, so the military will find them soon.” Leo wasn’t too worried.
Xiào Mu thought about the advanced level of science and technology in this world and felt that it would not be too difficult to find someone, especially when they are sure that the person is in Planet Yan. However, in the next few days, Mitte seemed to have disappeared into thin air. There is no news about him at all. In the meantime, except for Planet Yao, other planets encountered 1 or 2 more spiritual attacks.
Zhao’s company delayed the production of other equipment and quickly produced a batch of quantum examination devices. The military departments, as well as the Golden Tower, White Tower, and Imperial Military Academy became their largest customers. Guides and sentinels across the empire are examined and they found 2 more controlled people, both of which have been released from control by Xiào Mu. The output of guide medicine in the empire has increased, and its effectiveness has been enhanced. Sentinels who are injured by the spiritual attack is no longer lack medicine. Everything has returned to normal, and the atmosphere in the empire has become much more relaxed.
When the other planets heard that Xiào Mu could release the mind control, they all secretly envied that Planet Yao is lucky to have a god-level guide. They all sent invitations to Xiào Mu, hoping that he could go to their planet as a guest, but they were all rejected. The other planets also knew about the existence of the quantum examination device, and hurriedly contacted the Zhao company to purchase it. However, even the orders within the empire are hard to fulfill so Zhao’s company has no extra to be sold to the other planets at all. The only thing that makes the other planets happy is that they managed to buy Planet Yao’s guide pheromone agent. Although the number is not too large, at least they got something for their situation.
At this moment of interstellar chaos, businessmen with a keen sense of smell will want to take the opportunity to make money, but the technology of the equipment and medicine is in the hands of Planet Yao. Hence, for a while, they can only watch as Zhao’s company and the research institute become prosperous in their business. Some businessmen thought of other ways and offered to cooperate with Zhao.
When Zhao Sheng heard what the person from the other side of the call said, his expression remained unchanged, “There are many people who want to share a piece of the cake with us, why should I cooperate with you?”
“President Zhao,” the voice on the other side is slow and he seemed to be chuckling, “You may have heard of my company. I only make profits from the difference and don’t do the production. I will never become a competitor of Zhao’s.”
“Nowadays, many planets are very interested in your company’s products. If you want to sell them outside, you have to open up new production lines. I can provide all-inclusive services, but you must sell them to me at a discounted price.”
Zhao Sheng looked at the identity of the other party displayed on the virtual screen: Yóu Mò of the Forest Interstellar Trading Company. “I have indeed heard about you, but you got the wrong person this time as I am out of stock for sale.”
“Is that so? Then how about we carry out another cooperation? I want to buy the design drawings of your company’s quantum examination device and become the manufacturer of your company’s products. Your Zhao company only needs to assign supervisors. I will absolutely guarantee the quality and will not damage Zhao’s reputation.”
Zhao Sheng: “If I wanted to manufacture it outside, why don’t I just find a manufacturing company to cooperate with?”
The other party chuckled, “If I become the manufacturer, your Zhao company won’t need to consider foreign trade channels at all. I can solve it in a one-stop manner. Zhao’s company is the first company I considered when I decided to expand my business scope. I am very sincere.”
After thinking, Zhao Sheng said, “I will discuss with the board of directors. I will contact you again later.”
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