Galactic Dark Net - Chapter 126
Chapter 126: The Man that Puts His Life on the Line
Retracing his moves, Han calmed down his nerves and let out a long breath.
Han battles fiercely and passionately like a tiger, completely different from his normal self. Each one of his moves all contained the strong will of battle that can slay heaven and earth, gods and devils.
The battle version of Han disappeared, and the normal version of Han smiled at the stunned Pathless and Night Walker mentors and said, ’’Masters, is my Star Break fist still okay?’’
Pathless slightly frowned and said, ’’Yes, it's still okay. You added a lot of your own elements on the foundation I taught you, that's very good.’’
’’Next, I'm going to pass on to you the first three of the 6 Paths of Void’’
’’They are, Path of Heaven, Path of Earth, Path of Men, which one do you believe is the strongest amongst the three? Which one's weakest?’’
Han thought about it and said, ’’Path of Heaven should be the strongest, and Path of Men should be the weakest.’’
’’Because people are insignificant and small compared to heaven and earth.’’
Pathless laughed aloud, but suddenly, his eyes became sharp and he replied in a deep voice, ’’Wrong, what you said is convention. In the conventional world, heaven is obviously the strongest, then earth, then men.’’
’’But you have to remember, this martial art that I'm passing on to you breaks the routine! It puts all conventions or logics underfoot!’’
’’Even the mere human, with enough courage and determination, can still split heaven and break earth! If heaven's in your way, then split that heaven! If earth is blocking your path, then shatter the earth! Break free from all the shackles of rules, reverse conventional paths, and that's the ultimate goal of this martial art!’’
Han was shocked, he never thought that the name Star Breaker Fist contains such domineering and profound esoteric meaning!
Break rules and shackles! Reverse conventional paths! It's awesome to even hear the sound of it.
If Han knew that what he learned is actually a forbidden art, then he won't be that surprised anymore. If existences like the forbidden techniques aren't used to break conventional rules, then what would make it different from those ordinary martial arts?
Pathless waved his hand and said in a lower voice, ’’Okay, today I'm going to teach you the first path of those three initial paths. Path of Heaven! Sky Break Strike!’’
Very soon, Night Walker and Pathless left the training room, leaving Han there alone as they observed from the transparent window outside of the training room.
’’learning martial art requires absolute silence and focus, especially this kind of terrifying top tier forbidden art Six Paths of Void. If we continued to stay in the training room and accidently distracted Han and caused him to lose focus during the training, it's very possible that his soul itself will be surrendered to the devil!’’ Pathless explained to Night Walker why he dragged him out.
Night Walker slightly frowned and said, ’’I understand that training needs silence, but what you taught him is a bit too simple isn't it? A few sentences, one move, and that's all?’’
Pathless replied in disagreement, ’’What else can I do? Six Paths of Void is not only a forbidden art, it's also a natural descent consciousness class forbidden technique. How well Han can learn this path will fully depend on his interpretation of the power.’’
’’Now Han understands what kind of tactic leads towards the Path of Heaven, and the rest is just hardworking practice and then develop his own insight during the practice.’’
Night Walker nodded, ’’There's indeed a big difference between martial art and pharmacology. Us scientists that are engaged in pharmacological studies have to patiently study everything in details and strive to understand all the points, but you guys just pay attention to the stream of consciousness and rely on insight instead of explanations.’’
While they talked, Han continued to practice inside the training room, the so-called Path of Heaven, in fact, contains just one move, Sky Crossing Fist. Now, Pathless still doesn't let Han use weapon, so Han's just practicing punches. Once Han grasps a deeper understanding, then with a blade it would be Sky Crossing Slash.
Pathless said very proudly, ’’You do pharmacology, after all it's a skill. But 6 Paths of Void is a Tao, when Han can break free from the limitation of fixed moves and rules and bring the Sky Crossing Strike to a higher level, then he truly mastered the true meaning behind the 1st path.’’
Night Walker thought for a moment and said, ’’With Han's potential, how long will it take?’’
Pathless shrugged his shoulders and said, ’’How would I know, I spent a year and half anyway.’’
’’That long?’’ Night Walker hesitated, rubbed his chin and said, ’’We can't just let him spend the next one and half year practicing one move. Next week I'm teaching him pharmacology, it will be like giving his mind some refreshment by letting him study something else. Otherwise he's going to become stupid sooner or later.’’
’’Fine, come next week then.’’
Pathless isn't opposed to Night Walker's proposal, because he knows very well, the reason why they both enjoy spending time with Han, aside from the fact that Han has amazing talent, it's also because they have been bored like hell since they can't leave Oblivion Realm.
One week after, Night Walker arrived by a small shuttle, as promised.
They are all brothers (TL: not biological), so they Night Walker didn't greet and went straight into Pathless's castle.
He just saw pathless standing in front of that window outside of the training room, there are some sort of surprise in his eyes, and also some confusion.
’’Old Monster, my wife asked when you are going to go to my house and visit. This time you can also bring Han.’’ Night Walker laughed and walked over, and watched Han train too with Pathless.
Compared to the previous week, Han's Sky Crossing Strike has been greatly improved, and it's even visible to someone like Night Walker who doesn't know much about martial art. Attack, retrieve, the Sky Crossing strike is briskly and cleanly performed, as if it had been refined over many years.
’’Oh, good progress. How long has Han practiced?’’ Night Walker asked.
’’Ever since you left.’’
’’Since you left, Han hasn't come out yet.’’ Pathless curled his lips and said.
’’Oh no! He's that desperate?’’ Night Walker was alarmed, it's very hard for him to imagine that Han had practiced in the training room for 7 days and 7 nights straight!
’’Han's not eating?’’
’’Almost not eating, he just chews on an energy bar when he's hungry.’’
Night Walker suddenly wanted to puke, although energy bar is very nutritious, but its taste is like wax, comparable to sh*t.
And Han could eat that thing for a week?!
Night Walker became very emotional and said in a lowered voice, ’’No wonder this little guy can rise at such an alarming rate in the Milky Way, so he's that desperate!’’
Pathless gently nodded his head in agreement.
At this moment, Pathless and Night Walker's eyes are filled with surprises. Nowadays, what kind of people are most lovable?
Of course it's geniuses, those favored by heaven and received world's attention.
What kind of people are more likable than geniuses?
Of course it's determined and relentless people like Han, talented, but also more hardworking than anyone else!
Such young man, who wouldn't like him?
Pathless rubbed his chin, ’’Since you came, let's get him out of the training room. Even I'm a bit scared of his unforgiving attitude towards himself. Seeing how desperate and relentless he is even during training, we can only imagine the mental state Han enters when he fights.’’
To be precise, Han was driven out of the training room.
Investing 200% of effort and focus no matter what you do, that has always been a habit for Han. If it wasn't for Pathless pulling him out, he would've kept practicing until he dropped.
Pathless's house is like a giant castle, and is shockingly large.
Night Walker picked a large sunny room, brought Han in, and then he pulled out stacks after stacks of pharmacology books from the space inside his dimension ring, a set of equipment for conducting pharmacological experiments, as well as a big box full with all kinds of basic drugs.
This rosewood box has thousands of drawers;each drawer has a drug name table for easier identification.
Different from the cold Pathless, Night Walker really knows how to enjoy. He picked two most comfortable sofas and sat down, then prepared all kinds of fruits and refreshments, it suddenly became like a tea party.
’’You've trained nonstop for seven days in a row now, how about you take a break?’’ Night Walker asked Han who already started reading a book.
’’It's fine, I've been eating brain refreshment pills and nuclear energy pills.’’ Han pointed at the automatic drug kit on his wrist and said.
Night Walker nodded, yep, Han also has a hidden ultimate, super anti-toxin physique. With that body, he can eat drugs like jelly beans, no wonder he can practice for seven days in a row non-stop.
At that moment, Han who was reading suddenly asked, ’’Teacher, it says on here that Fire Dragon Rock's extract can improve the accuracy of the drug's effect, I just remember that the Tonight Ling extract material also have the same effect, but the Tonight ling is in solid powder form, which makes it easier to synthesize than Fire Dragon Rock. In the recipe of Extreme Charge, why can't you use Tonight Ling's extract as a substitute for Fire Dragon Rock?’’
Night Walker gently smiled, unlike like martial art, students that like to ask questions are most welcome, because students with questions are the ones that have already carefully thought about it.
’’About this question, although the Fire Dragon Stone doesn't appear to be as good as Tonight Ling, but look at the seventh substances, Golden Wind Grass, when Fire Dragon Rock and Golden Wind grass are combined at the 1 to 3.73 ratio, equilibrium is reached which increases the stability of the side effects of the drugs.’’ Night Walker replied.
Just after he finished explaining, Han's question came again, ’’If it's about lowering side effect, Tonight Ling can be combined with 1/12 of acidic acceptor, that way the efficacy of the drug can also improve.’’
’’Good question! This is already related to the deeper level of pharmacology and Law of human cell division!’’ Night Walker was very surprised on the inside, looks like Han didn't lie, he really did read a lot of pharmacology books before coming here.
’’This question, we have to start with cell division law.’’ Night Walker replied slowly, acting like a senior scholar, inculcating Han.
And Han kept on asking questions. His studying method is a bit unique, he sits there reading, and as he reads he listens to Night Walker's explanations. After a question, Han will bring up more new questions he discovered.
This studying method is kind of like doing practice questions, it belongs to the practical application method, which is a lot more flexible than just reading the textbook and regurgitating facts.
But also because Han's chain of thought extends too quickly, it gave Night Walker quite some difficulty. Suddenly it was a pharmacology question, suddenly it jumped again to physiological problems, and then they started directly discussing the problem about zero-degree brain region's limit.
Abstract, Night Walker very soon found out that it was totally different from what he was prepared for, Han doesn't like to study by conventional ways, but he asks whatever he can think of, and his questions have no specific order or priority.
After three hours, Night Walker felt a bit tired, he hurried for a cup of water to moisturize his throat.
Six hours later, Night Walker felt his throat began to itch, it seems like symptoms of catching a cold.
12 hours later, Night Walker's eyelids began to go up and down, he had no choice but to take drugs with Han and rely on this external help to keep his focus.
15 hours later, Han's still asking question non-stop, Night Walker felt like he's going to breakdown soon.
18 hours later, Han's question began to relate to the esoteric drug reaction law.
21 hours later, Night Walker really began to break down mentally.
24 hours later, while Han went to the bathroom, Night Walker bolted out of the room.
’’Old Monster, I'm leaving!’’ Night Walker sighed, turned around and was about to live.
Pathless hesitated for a second, and asked in curiosity, ’’Didn't you want to stay here for two days to teach him pharmacology? Only one day passed.’’
With an indignant look on his face, Night Walker said, ’’Can't, can't, that little brat Han is not only desperate when practicing martial art, he's even more desperate when it comes to learning! If I continue to stay, I will go mad for sure!’’
’’After one day and one night, do you know, how many questions he asked me?’’
’’Pathless asked curiously, ’’How many?’’
Night Walker viciously stomped the ground once, ’’How the f**k would I know! From the moment I sat down, he didn't stop for a minute, it was all questions! Even now Han's voice lingers in my ears, listen, even my voice is about to die! But he was still asking questions!’’
’’Leaving, don't even stop me!’’
Then, Night Walker ran, with two hands desperately trying to cover his ears. Right now, his head is buzzing, it's filled with Han's voice of asking questions.
’’Huh, where did Night Walker go?’’ Han went to the bathroom, came back and noticed that Night Walker's gone, so he asked Pathless curiously.
’’Oh, uh, he had something and need to go home first.’’
’’That's unfortunate, I thought of another question to ask, I guess I can only wait until next week when he comes again.’’ Han said with a little disappointment, ’’Since Night Walker left, then I will go back to the training room now.’’
’’Don't you want to take a break?’’ Pathless hesitated and asked Han tentatively.
Han smiled and said, ’’It's okay, I already took a break for one day and one night now, my physical energy has recovered long ago. It's good to take occasional breaks and study some pharmacology from Night Walker, it's a very good swap.’’
Pathless couldn't even believe what he's hearing!
Han actually treat this high intensity study as a break?
When Night Walker left, he obviously looked like he was driven mad by Han!
In the training room, Han began to practice selflessly again. Not even 100% of commitment is enough, whatever Han does, he always puts in 200% of effort!
Pathless stood outside the window, gently sighed, ’’Holy sh*t, what a devil.’’