Metal Evolution - Chapter 40
Chapter 40: Selecting an Advanced Mediation Technique, Blackhole Remnant Chapter
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Advanced mediation techniques and combat skills cost an astronomical sum of money and they were impossible to purchase if one were poor. Weapons and combat uniforms also required money and it would be great if there was a discount!
“How can one earn contribution points?” Xue Yue muttered while he carefully read through it.
“First: Complete tasks assigned by the organization!”
“Every Superhuman is obliged to complete tasks for the organization. Upon completion, corresponding contribution points will be issued…”
“Of course, there are tasks which are assigned by the organization and tasks where one can freely choose from…”
“Second: Special contribution!”
“If the individual can make a special contribution to the organization, they can also get contribution points…”
For the subsequent hour or so, Xue Yue was familiarizing himself with the internal network of Sacred China under the guidance of the novice guide. The entire network was very complex with all sorts of functions available. It was far from being comparable to other networks in the world!
Xue Yue originally had a good memory and coupled with the awakening of his powers, his brain domain had greatly expanded, making his memory even better than before. He had managed to remember everything with a single read-through.
When the novice guide ended, Xue Yue entered his personal page and opened a tab that gave newcomers discounts. The organization would give a free gift package to any Superhumans who joined the organization and Xue Yue was no exception.
“Welcome, Mr. Xue Yue. To allow you to better adapt to your new lifestyle, the organization has specially provided you a gift package. Would you like to accept it?”
“Yes!” Xue Yue accepted without any hesitation!
“Your talent level is rated advanced A-Grade. You are specially given an advanced gift package and it includes the following: an advanced cosmic mediation technique, an advanced combat skill, a set of A-Grade combat uniforms, an A-Grade weapon…”
“Please enter the selection page to proceed with your selection. Would you like to begin?”
“First, choose your Advanced Cosmic Meditation Technique!”
The projection changed and reflected a list of mediation techniques that were densely packed. There were as many as seven to eight thousand techniques and they were not ranked in any particular order. They were sorted by the first letter of each word.
How am I supposed to choose out of so many?
Xue Yue looked at the numerous mediation techniques and felt his head split. Meditation techniques were the most important method for Superhumans to improve their strength. Selecting a suitable technique would have a great influence on the Superhuman’s future strength!
Xue Yue randomly opened the first technique.
<Tempering Nebula Technique>
“Taking the 8ABG Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud as a mediation template, guide the soul into the mysterious Large Magellanic Cloud system to experience the greatness of it…”
F*ck, what the heck is it talking about? Why can’t I understand anything?
Xue Yue touched his nose and opened another mediation technique.
<300 Fantasies of Vortex Galaxy>
“Spiral galaxies account for the largest number in the universe and they also have the most beautiful outer appearance. Their shape is similar to a vortex within a river…”
He randomly opened five to six different techniques. All of them either used nebulae or galaxies as a temple and numerous of them involved the various wonders or unique galaxies in the universe. Of course, stars and planets were also included as templates!
“The human brain is a miniature universe, which has a subtle connection with the vast universe. Using the universe scenery as a template to begin imagination, one can greatly deepen the connection between the miniature universe with the universe as to guide the soul and come into contact with dark psionic energy. Next would be to attract the energy…”
This was the general outline of mediation, or also known as the mechanism of action. Simply put, it meant to imagine a scene from the universe to deepen the connection between one’s soul and the universe to absorb the dark psionic energy contained in the universe!
For more advanced mediation techniques, the imagined universe scenery would be more magnificent, vast, and complex. Lower tiered mediation techniques are to imagine a mere satellite or a planet, whereas advanced techniques would be a nebula or galaxy!
As for superior and ultimate mediation techniques, it would be a cluster of galaxies or even a supercluster of galaxies!
Which one should I choose? If only there was someone here to teach me!
Xue Yue felt somewhat vexed at the moment. If he had a teacher, he could inquire about a thing or two. At the very least, he would not be as blind as he was right now without any knowledge!
Out of desperation, Xue Yue had to temporarily stop the selection and enter the Superhuman forum in search of some experience.
The so-called Superhuman forum was similar to forums found on the internet, where the posts were all posted by other Superhumans. The posts were all-encompassing and varied. They included all kinds of monster caves on Earth, all kinds of monsters, and adventure experiences. Of course, it also included mediation techniques and combat skills!
Xue Yue spent nearly an hour browsing through some good quality posts related to ‘How to choose mediation techniques’, and he finally had some understanding of how to go about choosing.
Based on the introduction from these posts, the selection of a mediation technique only follows one criterion: suitability!
The world is wonderful because it is different, and the human world is wonderful because each and every individual is different. Everyone has a different physique and soul. Therefore, the best mediation technique would naturally be one that is the most suitable!
Superhumans were different from one another. A mediation technique suitable for one might not necessarily suit the other. Therefore, there was a lot to learn in order to choose a mediation technique.
As for how they should choose, there was no exact criteria or rules. However, there were some experiences that could be used as reference!
“There are a total of 793 advanced mediation techniques recorded on the website and among which, 128 of them are suitable for metal-element Superhumans. This includes the <Spindle Nebula Law> and <Nuclear Burning Blue Giant Star>.”
“Metal-element Superhumans can be divided into melee and ranged types. Melee Superhumans can choose the following advanced mediation techniques…”
While he read through the forum, he was checking up on the detailed explanation of the advanced mediation technique that was suitable for melee-type Superhumans. After a series of selections, he was left with two choices: <Fantasy of Fountain Nebula> and <Amplified Blackhole>.
The <Fantasy of Fountain Nebula> was an extremely complete advanced mediation technique. It was divided into five stages of cultivation and the ascension of each stage would provide twice the absorption efficiency of dark psionic energy compared to the previous stage!
If one were to succeed in reaching the 5th stage, it would be ten times the absorption rate!
However, it was not the case for <Amplified Blackhole>. It was a fragmented advanced mediation technique with only two stages of cultivation. However, its effects were remarkable. In the first stage of cultivation, the efficiency was three times of other techniques of the same grade and from the next stage onwards, it was nine times!
In summary, the highest achievable efficiency in the <Fantasy of Fountain Nebula> upon reaching the 5th stage was tenfold. As for the <Amplified Blackhole>, even if one were to train to the 2nd stage, the absorption efficiency was merely ninefold.
One was clearly better than the other!
It could be seen from this that the <Amplified Blackhole> was obviously inferior to <Fantasy of Fountain Nebula>. That was also the reason why it was merely an advanced mediation technique despite a huge jump with each stage.
Tsk, just by training to the second stage of <Amplified Blackhole>, the absorption efficiency is nine times better that other mediation techniques. If there are still follow-up instructions, this set of mediation techniques would not be merely an advanced technique.
Xue Yue shook his head. He was more inclined to select the <Amplified Blackhole> compared to <Fantasy of Fountain Nebula>. After all, just the 1st stage alone would mean an absorption efficiency 3x faster compared to same-tier mediation techniques.
Most importantly, this was a remnant of a set of mediation techniques which seemed to be of a higher tier!
How should I choose?
Xue Yue frowned and thought about it hard. The <Fantasy of Fountain Nebula> is much more complete where there is a complete set of instructions for every stage. However, even if I were to master all 5 stages, that would be the limit. Even though the <Amplified Blackhole> is a remnant, its potential is endless!
Should I choose steadiness or potential?
After a long time of the comparison, Xue Yue gritted his teeth and selected <Amplified Blackhole>. Similar to the majority of the boys born after the 90s, Xue Yue was not one who sought stability and comfort. He was the type who sought to make a name for himself.
Therefore, choosing <Amplified Blackhole> was within the reasonable scope!
“You’ve chosen the advanced cosmic mediation technique, <Amplified Blackhole>. Do you wish to learn it?”
Since he had already decided, Xue Yue no longer hesitated and directly clicked on ‘YES’.
“<Amplified Blackhole> is currently downloading. Please kindly wait!”
“A friendly reminder, any mediation techniques or combat skills downloaded from this site are restricted to personal usage and learning. Without the organization’s permission, it is forbidden to sell, smuggle, impart the skill to another, or other profitable behaviors. Once discovered, bear the consequences at your own risk!”
Xue Yue directly ignored the notice and waited quietly. After a minute or so, the download was complete.
Xue Yue could not wait to open it!
The projection transformed.
What reflected was a magnificent picture of the universe, with a starry sky, bright stars, and nebulae orbiting. Finally, a shockingly large red planet appeared on the screen.
It was a star, and also a dying star that was about to cause a supernova explosion.
The area of the superplanet was shockingly large and it had a diameter of thousands of suns added together. It began to expand and devour the closest planets with no traces of stopping. In the end, it was accompanied by a terrifying energy flow and dazzling flames.
The superplanet had finally exploded!
A terrifying energy storm swept across the entire galaxy and a large amount of radiation, particle flow, and dust spread around instantly, while the brightness level had increased 100x in an instant.
The superplanet had exploded!
Eventually, the explosion ended and there was no longer any nuclear fuel that could resist gravity. As a result, with the planet’s original gravity, the residual began to sink in and shrink.
Eventually, all the residual material remnants were inexorably sucked in by gravity and moved towards the central point which became a small and dense point.
The gravity from that point was too powerful. Even light could not radiate out of it, thus cutting off all links between the star and the outside world. In the end, a black vortex was formed.
That vortex was a black hole!
Xue Yue’s gaze was shining brightly. From the supernova explosion to the black hole formation, every scene was clearly remembered in his brain.