The night slowly descended in the western hemisphere of Duogang Star, a young man in a black suit knocked on the door then entered Duan Hengye’s lounge. From the morning after class until now, Duan Hengye had stayed in the lounge without going out, except for the late arrival of Lan Jingchi through the day, he had been resting or reading a book.
“Professor Duan, the starship is docked at Duogang Star A17 docking pad, may I ask if we can leave now?” The person who spoke was Duan Hengyee’s personal assistant.
Upon hearing the words, Duan Hengye finally turned off the light screen and slowly stood up and said, “No, I’m not feeling well today, so I’ll return in the morning.” He then turned around and walked towards the hover outside the lounge, looking like he was preparing to go straight back to that villa in An Luo. Duan Hengye saw that the assistant seemed to purse his lips in dissatisfaction after hearing his words, but then nodded his head and noted down his arrangement.
Although there was no particular content about this assistant that could be seen from the original owner’s memories, and even the main plot of “Dumping Interstellar” didn’t have his presence at all. But Duan Hengye’s intuition told him – his assistant was definitely not as simple as it seemed. It was only after seeing his assistant finally nod and prepare to return to the starship that Duan Hengye finally let out a sigh of relief.
In reality, Duan Hengye didn’t have any physical discomfort today, and he was only using this excuse to stay at the Duogang Star.
After Duan Hengye’s recent observation, Duan Hengye found that compared to the Southern Star, where the Marshal’s Palace was located, and the more densely populated residential area of the Research Institute, this remote little villa in the An Luo Campus was a safer place.
There was something Duan Hengye had been wanting to do for a long time, and tonight was an opportunity.
After returning to the residence, Duan Hengye didn’t choose to rest but went straight upstairs to change into a special black uniform. This clothing was something he had brought from the planet Precious Jade, and although it looked very ordinary on the outside, somewhat like the Special Police uniforms, but there was a built-in human data monitoring system that was currently the most advanced in the entire star.
Duan Hengye didn’t hesitate to directly change into this black clothing, and at the same time a dark green light screen appeared in front of his incline. There was no text on the light screen, but Duan Hengye was already mentally tense just by seeing it.
The technology in the Star Age was very advanced, and compared to the Earth where Duan Hengye had lived before, there were really a lot more strange and weird things. However, in Duan Hengye’s eyes, the most mysterious and elusive one was the “Spiritual Power”. Under normal circumstances, it was an innate talent, including the last time Meng Jinhuai awakened his SSS level spirit in an accident, there were no more than a hundred documented incidents of spiritual breakthroughs in the entire interstellar world.
It was no wonder that many readers firmly believed that Meng Jinhuai was the main character of “Dumping Interstellar”, after all, his previous double S-class spirit was already unique in the intergalactic world, and a direct SSS breakthrough was even more unheard of – the value of his spirit change only hovered between 10 and 20.
The same data could be found for an average person in the Interstellar Era, their mental strength should be between 10 and 60, and if it was over 60, they could join the Mecha Corps, while the top mental strength values were above 90. As for 100… it was commonly known as “S-grade mental energy”, and double S-grade mental energy was double that.
Because of the accident in his childhood, the original owner’s mental strength was also directly zeroed. Although the zero spirit didn’t have much impact in daily life, it was an unspeakable regret for an armor designer – it was like a musician who couldn’t hear the music he had written.
Thinking of this, Duan Hengye took a black snake-shaped stamp out of his pocket. The stamp was metallic, and after it was taken out, it glowed mysteriously in the dark under the light. This was the key to the original owner’s “L-039” small armor, and as the director of the Armor Research Institute, it was a very simple matter to bring it out from the Jentric Star unnoticed.
Duan Hengye stretched out his hand to gently caress the seal, unknowingly tensing up as well.
In fact, ever since he was reborn, Duan Hengye had been curious about one thing – where did the spiritual power that could control the armor come from? Scientists in the interstellar age were also looking for an answer to this question, but unfortunately there was no reasonable explanation yet.
For Duan Hengye, there was another question which was symbiotic with “what is the source of spiritual power”. Now “Duan Hengye” had transmigrated into this body, so would the body’s spiritual energy still be zero as before?
This was probably the most apprehensive moment after Duan Hengye’s rebirth, he clutched the seal into his hand hard, then took a deep breath and walked out of the villa’s door.
From the time Lan Jingchi left, Duan Hengye began to bury himself in modifying the surveillance system around his residence, when all the surveillance around this small villa had been completely blocked.
Duan Hengye walked to the back of the villa, and he gently tossed the stamp in his hand like the sky. This metal stamp didn’t land on the ground, but in five seconds, an approximately ten-meter tall armor that was completely black stood quietly in front of Duan Hengye.
In the setting of the novel “Dumping Interstellar”, the armor, a special device related to spiritual power, could be shrunk into the special stamp, a principle that Duan Hengye couldn’t explain clearly either.
When the stamp was thrown out, the light screen in front of Duan Hengye’s incline also lit up, and the human body data monitoring system on his body finally started working. Duan Hengye was already tall and long-legged, and now he was wearing this black uniform that was a little tighter, and with the dark red stripe on his chest that was faintly lit up, he looked even more elegant and dangerous like the legendary blood nobles.
Just like the birth certificates of Earthlings in the old days had their blood type written on them, Star Era people would be taken for a series of tests as soon as they were born, and their values would be recorded, one of which was their mental strength.
It was no exaggeration to say that in the interstellar age, everyone knew from birth what their mental capacity was. Since the equipment for the mental test was not portable and expensive, it was only purchased by specialized agencies. Except for the re-testing required when joining the armor army, people don’t need to bother with it anymore after birth, let alone going to a specialized institution or hospital to retest on a whim.
For the already suspicious Duan Hengye, going to test his mental strength was obviously an act that would raise suspicion, but fortunately he had found the human data monitoring device worn by the pilot during the piloting of this new armor in the original owner’s memories.
Due to the fact that he hadn’t entered the armor yet, the value of mental strength on the light screen still hadn’t been activated. Duan Hengye took one more look at the light screen, and finally officially stepped into the armor.
At the same time, in the largest black starship in the center of the docking ping of Watari Star A17, a man was nervously operating the light brain. What could be seen was that there was a light screen in front of him, and the image on the light screen was clearly what it looked like the villa in An Luo.
After only a few seconds, a communication alert suddenly came from the silent office. The man switched the signal on, and then a familiar voice belonging to Meng Jinhuai came through from beside the light screen.
“Bring the camera closer and see what he wants to do.” Meng Jinhuai ordered coldly.
“Yes.” The man looked nervous as he replied as he flew around typing up commands on the optical brain.
Duan Hengye had indeed managed to adjust An Luo’s monitoring system, but only three or five people in the entire interstellar world knew that in the Ye Tian Empire, which possessed a system similar to the ancient Chinese country’s system of separation and feudalism, as the direct governor of the planet where An Luo was located, Meng Jinhuai had the highest authority to command the planet. In other words… the military in Meng Jinhuai’s hands . Using a micro-camera, he could bypass all security systems on An Luo and even the southern stars and move freely .
Although he had never piloted an armor before, the designer Duan Hengye was already familiar with the internal structure of L-039. He walked straight to the driver’s seat on the second level inside the armor, then entered the initial code, his eyes staring intently at the light screen that was still hanging in front of the incline.
After a few seconds of data buffering, the armor’s cockpit dashboard lit up, and Duan Hengye, who was already used to the darkness, couldn’t help but squint his eyes in order to avoid the light that appeared slightly dazzling at night. By the time Duan Hengye opened his eyes again, the originally blank mental value area finally flickered.
Taking a second look at the light screen, Duan Hengye finally solemnly pressed his finger on the “On” button. In an instant, all the lights inside the armor lit up.
At this moment, Duan Hengye felt his consciousness, which should have been nothing, expand in an instant, and a few seconds later, it wrapped up the internal area of the armor, which was over a hundred square meters.
Although Duan Hengye had already understood the structure of the armor before, it was only at the level of knowledge. At this moment, however, he had a strange feeling that his consciousness was as if it had turned into invisible threads that were slowly leading up to the various corners of the armor. This cold and ruthless steel beast actually produced capillaries with vitality within its body.
…Duan Hengye had successfully activated L-039, which proved that his mental strength was not zero!
Suppressing the unspeakable excitement in his heart, Duan Hengye took a deep breath and looked up towards the light screen not far away.
The numbers continued to jump even further, and in a short while it reached forty-one. Duan Hengye didn’t ease down, he was still staring at the light screen closely. After going up to fifty, the increase in the mental energy number slowed down significantly, but it still continued to grow.
Time passed by, and finally the number stopped at seventy-nine, and just as Duan Hengye was about to relax, the number jumped once more.
In just an instant, the spirit value rose to one hundred!
Seeing this number, even Duan Hengye himself couldn’t help but stare at it. After a few seconds, the number “100” disappeared and a large letter S appeared in the same place.
It was actually S-grade spiritual power!
The high-definition camera outside the window also recorded everything here, and from the moment the numbers began to jump, Meng Jinhuai’s originally incomparably calm and steady breathing suddenly quickened.
“Zoom in on the camera!” On the far other end of the interstellar, Meng Jinhuai ordered in a stern voice.
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