TI Vol 17 Chapter 8-2

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Although Optimus Prime intended to sacrifice himself for mankind. But he wouldn’t be allowed to sacrifice himself just because he wanted to. He was protecting this base after all. He explained the Spark within every Transformer was a mini AllSpark without its unique power. The Sparks radiated a power that protected nearby mechanical objects from the AllSpark’s power.

“The Spark’s powers are separated into two attributes much like Yin(dark) and Yang(light). If the Autobots’s Sparks are Yang, the Decepticons’ Sparks are Yin. Hence as the two parties of Transformers nears each other, they could sense the existence of the other even in their vehicle or object forms. Which means our plan to sneak into the Decepticons’ city becomes impossible as soon as our weapons become affected by the Sparks. The only way we have at that point is to charge in after the nuclear strikes. The few of us might have to fight a thousand or more Decepticons. This isn’t a fight we can bear… As such, we need to initiate a bait tactic.” Xuan looked at the people in front while eating a banana.

Zheng felt strange as he looked at the banana. He thought to himself why did this dude suddenly changed his habit? But things that pertained to the team’s survival took priority. He asked. “I can understand having a bait to lure the majority of Decepticons away from the AllSpark. Which is why you and HongLu should plan it out together and come up with the perfect plan. One more thing, about Optimus Prime…”

Zheng looked around and said awkwardly. “Not going to lie. I admired Optimus Prime when I watched the animation and the movie. After his death, I did not watched the sequels. So I want to.”

Xuan waved his hand. “It isn’t difficult to save Optimus Prime. The Spark’s power is also a form of energy. Coincidentally, energy is something we have great control over… The One Ring. Your Qi can be converted into the Spark’s power or even to the Decepticon Spark’s power. Unfortunately, we haven’t obtained the Decepticon Spark’s form yet. Hm… I understand.” Xuan showed an expression of enlightened. He put his hand over his forehead and murmured to himself.

It had been so long since Zheng saw such action from Xuan. He always understood everything without you even realizing when. Expressions of enlightenment were extremely rare. Although Zheng didn’t know what he figured out.

“The One Ring is a product of the Saints, similar to the mask. However, neither of them are complete products. It seems like all the quest items are such products. The One Ring can convert energy. The golden mask allows a person in the fourth stage to experience the fifth stage once. The Spear of Osiris, the Bracelet of Anubis are all weapons or items with a main focus on energy manipulation. What the Saints are trying to tell us… Perhaps we speculated it wrong! We were wrong! Perhaps God’s realm isn’t created as a training ground to create new Saints… Perhaps… this is the last refuge created to leave their final words.” Xuan frowned. It would be beyond any living being’s capacity to deduce the truth with the little amount of information in hand. Not even he could accomplish this feat with his intelligence. Xuan needed information to deduce and he was met with such lack of information.

“What are the Saints trying to tell us? The One Ring, the Spear of Osiris, the golden mask, Xiuzhen that was related to the wipe of the Saints. What are they trying to tell us?”

Seeing the frowning was getting increasingly tense in Xuan, Zheng hurriedly said. “Leave this for later. Let’s talk about what’s coming now. Since the issue concerning Optimus Prime is solved, the remaining questions is choosing the bait. This is going to be an extremely dangerous task. You can’t accomplish it without the necessary strength. Why don’t I be the person of choice. I should have the strength for this task…”

Xuan rejected the suggestion firmly. “No. Your combat strength is important for the ambush. You will likely fight dozens or more Decepticons at the same time. Your task is to defeat them and seize the AllSpark. So you can’t be the bait. The person of choice is…”

(Fuck. It’s definitely going to be me. I don’t know how much he hates me. He’s been intentionally difficult with me every time.) Gando was hating him.

Xuan turned to HongLu and said. “I will hand the task to you. You can choose three people from the team aside from Zheng, Zero, and Lan. I don’t care how you do it. We will ambush within an hour after the nuclear strike. Your task is to lure away at least 70% of all the Transformers. When our team ambushes, there can’t be more than 30% of the Decepticons protecting the AllSpark. Understood?”

The order had such a militaristic style. Xuan only wanted the results and disregarded the process. HongLu accepted it without any hesitation.

Seeing that Zheng wanted to say something, Xuan said. “As we get more members and our strength increase, the team must be reorganized. It is inevitable to for us to end up with two parties and cooperate with each other. Our strength as team will increase as a result. The Transformers world isn’t dangerous. It’s perfect to let us become familiar with this style… This is the basic situation. Zheng and Gando, for the next five days starting from this afternoon, you will proceed with the search. I will also proceed with my plan. Zheng bring Lan back at the third day whether you found the AllSpark or not.”

Zheng smiled bitterly as he agreed. Was there really no danger in this world? The robots were in the millions, the AllSpark’s location was still unknown, and the power of the robots could all push the team into an abyss. Perhaps their only advantage was the influences they had obtained. The American government and military, and the nuclear weapons were their influences. These were probably the factors Xuan believed could turn the tide of the battle. The key was how he controlled these influences.

On the other hand, HongLu was lost in thought once he accepted the task from Xuan. He was feeling unease. (He handed the task to me. Did he perceive my plan? That can’t be. I haven’t shown any indication of the plan. He couldn’t perceive it no matter how miraculous he is. Then why did he do this?)

The next day, Zheng brought Lan and Gando piloted his robot to two different directions. They had to find the gather place of the Decepticons. Before they left, Zheng converted a bunch of fire energy stones into the Autobot Spark’s power using the One Ring. He coated the Valkyrie’s armor with this power. Once it neared any gather site of the Decepticons, they would attack him for certain. It saved him from attacking each city.

Time flew by. The remaining nine people stayed in Shelter 1. They did not do anything out of place. The military also didn’t place much control over them. As Xuan handed out some minor sci-fi items, the researchers went into mad scientist mode and researched the items with all their attention. A scrap metal that was completely different from any metal in this Earth. Humans did not have the technology to replicate this metal. This was a scrap Xuan got from the Valkyrie, a piece of gundanium alloy. The American government focused their attention on him.

“Then? Did you do all of this for the nuclear weapon passwords? They are dynamic passwords. Each one can only be used once and each nuclear weapon requires a new password. Can you steal all the passwords?” Zheng was curious.

Xuan shook his head. “It’s not possible to steal all the passwords. There is no need to steal but rather control the generation. Due to the security placed on nuclear weapons, it is nearly impossible to steal the passwords from the outside. What about getting them from the inside? The moment they open the computer that contained the passwords is when we should act… Lan, YinKong, start.”


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11 thoughts on “TI Vol 17 Chapter 8-2” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. I like this last refuge idea, especially as each of the 3 paragon beings we know so far appeard to have a fatal flaw, I like the idea of these op beings backed into a corner, and then inheritors trying to survive and surpass these flaws… thanks

    1. Also, calling it, bananas are a richer source of calories than apples, I’d love it if THAT, and only that, was a sign of super serious mode Xuan, ready for the mental duel with HongLu

    2. That’s quite easy.
      The Saints were lv5 being. They knew how they became saints and thus how to train new saints. THey wouldn’t make easy mistake like the golden mask stopping new saints. So lets assume that they could grow new saints.
      All 3 sorts of them are extincts and as Xuan said, they left all their treasures in god’s dimension. We still don’t know how god create an entire world. As of now, i am gonna suppose he doesn’t really create new dimensions but that all of it is a virtual reality simulation. We know how they can manipulate energy. So each time the team goes in and out of the new worlds and they bring back a new object, some sort of energy manipulation occur. It’s kind of not related to my main point thought, but it raise the question of the true shape of the real world, from where each mc is from. Real or virtual. It’s a good question since the saints where supposed to evolve from monkey by fighting massive threats like the balrogs, aliens, bugs from starship troopers and now decepticon. Decepticon. Massive robots. Where did they come from. Seriously, either some movies worlds are pure invention, eitheir their is something really fishy going on with how and where they got those opponents.

      Anyway, what i am getting is, the saints where pushed in a corner. How could lv5 that have perfect energy manipulation be pushed in a corner ? If they were, how comes the real world is fine ?
      The saints may not have died out at all, they may have been destroyed by a more powerfull enemy and it’s all related to energy manipulation. There seems to be a flaw witgh how they manipulate energy. How would they die out seriously, they would be being from pure energy at that point… or is it the problem, they couldn’t become being of pure energy and thus, ended up wiped by a lv6 being. Yup, i’m gonna assume that the real reason that god’s dimension end once there is a lv5 being born is not because the level 5 would wipe out every other team in a grand final battle but because it would trigger some sort of preying from a lv6 beings ennemy from the saints.
      The royal battle at the end purpose may be to turn as much of the other team members into lv5 in order to raise the battle capabilities of god’s dimension. This would also explain team devil and celestial purpose. It doesn’t really make sense when you think about it. The stronger a team get, the less individual would have to strive for survival and evolve. TD and TC just roll on everything they encounter except each other. They do however get to exchange in their respective team about how to evolve to lv5, raising the potential number of evolutionary path and then interact with other teams pushing them forward.
      TD clone members, if they really wanted a team of devil, Saints would have created a team full of Megatron, Nemesis, Scorpion King and so on, no they let clones into it. They would not be inclined to slaughter their original in team battle. Same for the Celestial that would may not be inclined to kill their former team mates. We saw how the chinise guy respected Zheng or how YingKong’s clan members talked with his clones and gained relevant info.

      God’s dimension is a big petri dish but it may not be the one we think.

      1. I think Team Devil would kill their originals. If you read books or tv shows with clones, you will always see how clones view their original with hostility. They have the same memories, power, and feelings as the original, but the one with the original title has the higher status. They envy and feel inferior, so they want to become the originals. Like if the son of a millionaire is cloned with all memories, the clone is not entitled to the money and family he has memories of. That would drive you crazy, right?

        Team Celestial is simpler. They abandoned their teams to join Team Celestial. Their original teams may have suffered greatly without the leader. Like the shaman guy who was probably from Team Africa. That guy could fight Zheng well enough, so if they had him and Richard, Team Africa may have done a lot better. Definitely more united. This gets downplayed since Zhttty got caught up in a battle of wits. Point is that there’s no love here.

        Zhttty made TI confusing because he flipped flopped his ideas in general. In the beginning enhancement and Unlocked Mode were important, the Unlocked Mode and self created powers, and now its cultivation and Quest Items. His other rules like ratings and other stuff like the bat wings gets changed.

        I always assumed Zhttty just didn’t like upgrades by the way he write TI, but now I think he just gets bored and lost in his writing. Now that we’re nearing the end he’s making everything mysterious and “It was all connected”.


        1. But now I think he just gets bored and lost in his writing. Now that we’re nearing the end he’s making everything mysterious and “It was all connected”.

          I have to agree with that mindset. The amount of plot which is dependent on the “tacticians” being secretive, not telling anyone about their plans, only referring to it as “how could he know about…THE PLAN?”, as a weak form of tension-building which just falls short, especially because the characters just end up telling everything all in one burst. At this point of the story, most plot-resolutions end up as “tell, don’t show”, which is odd at best. The plot is resolved thanks to long info-dumps, and I can’t feel the love in that.

          @Kaining
          That honestly sounds like an interesting twist. The existence of god’s-realm was indeed shrouded with a lot of mystery, and one can only wonder what the author had in mind for its true form and actual history.


        2. But now I think he just gets bored and lost in his writing. Now that we’re nearing the end he’s making everything mysterious and “It was all connected”.

          I have to agree with that mindset. The amount of plot which is dependent on the “tacticians” being secretive, not telling anyone about their plans, only referring to it as “how could he know about…THE PLAN?”, is a weak form of tension-building which just falls short, especially because the characters just end up explaining to the audience, all in one burst, what the plan is, instead of integrating the characters, and the audience, into the plan from day 1. At this point of the story, most plot-resolutions end up as “tell, don’t show”, which is odd at best. The plot is resolved thanks to long info-dumps, and I can’t feel the love in that.

          @Kaining
          That honestly sounds like an interesting twist. The existence of god’s-realm was indeed shrouded with a lot of mystery, and one can only wonder what the author had in mind for its true form and actual history.

  2. Why did they skip the process of making spark energy? It shouldn’t be saying “Change fire energy to to spark!” to the ring, right? Like someone had to teach him first, or allow him to feel Spark first.

    1. Didn’t really get skip, Zheng got a feel of the Autobot type Spark Energy from Optimus and Bumblebee, they are using it to protect the whole base so it is all around them. After that is just Zheng converting fire energy from the stones into the Autobot type Spark Energy, basically like meditating and controlling the conversion so he doesn’t blow up. The Decepticons got a different type of energy, if they captured one so Zheng could study the Decepticon Spark could mask the Valkyrie as a Decepticon.

  3. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    HongLu’s test is starting~

    hmm.. mini allspark.. can Zheng purify it’s energy and make it his own? or at least use it as bait to lure decepticons?

  4. Well, now I doubt they’ll ever gain the Allspark.
    With the One Ring, it means they’ll have infinite energy, combined with the ability to transform it to infinite forms of energy.
    Infinite quantity, with infinite forms is…Just ridiculous, they’d be completely unstoppable. The only thing they’d lack, is the resources to put it to proper use, like having an infinite amount of bombs to fuel. But in the simplest of forms, they can infinitely fuel Gando’s mech, or infinitely charge up Zheng with Qi, which will just break the story.

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