Tang Wulin took a step back just as she was about to poke his chest a second time, and he said, "Let's stick to the topic."
Ling Zichen pursed her lips in a disdainful manner. "What are you so scared of? Are you really a man? If you can steal Eternal Heaven for me, I'll even let you sleep with me!"
"Let's stick to the topic!" Tang Wulin repeated as his voice spiked up a few octaves. If it weren't for the fact that Ling Zichen was only an ordinary person, he really wanted to release his aura to intimidate this arrogant woman.
"Fine! Let me tell you this: my ancestors participated in the research and development of Eternal Heaven. It was the last godslayer missile to have ever been created, and many of the key technical components involved have already been lost to time, so even I only know a little bit about it. Do you know why such a small missile could possess so much destructive power?" That's because all uncommon metals contain some special substances, which we refer to as source. Source is the reason why uncommon metals are hard, and in essence, the process of forging is one that refines source; only at the soul refinement level or above can source be fundamentally changed.
"Godslayer missiles were proposed as a renowned scientist at the time had invented a way to extract the source of metals. Through this method, he was able to extract the core energy of uncommon metals before purifying and compressing this energy. Source has very little mass; no more than one gram can be extracted from a cubic meter block of heavy silver. With sufficient source placed in the right sequences, the sources will undergo reactions with one another in a process known as source fusion, which can create extremely fearsome destructive power.
"A godslayer missile will contain a total of more than 50 kilograms of source, and once activated, the source fusion will produce extremely devastating power."
This was the first time Tang Wulin was hearing information about godslayer missiles, so he was very curious, and now that Ling Zichen was talking about her area of expertise, she was also appearing a bit more normal.
"Can you imagine the sheer quantity of uncommon metals required to create a single godslayer missile? This is why only three have been created in history, and we're still suffering as a result in the form of resource shortages to this very day. Once the federation discovered that the creation of godslayer missiles was simply unsustainable, it was already too late, and the resources required to create three godslayer missiles had already been irreversibly altered. As a result, the federation banned all research into the sources of uncommon metals, but in my opinion, that's downright idiocy!
"There's nothing fundamentally wrong with researching source, and if done correctly, it can hugely benefit technological advancements. For example, I'm currently researching how to use source to create a positive circulation array, thereby allowing for constant generation of enormous amounts of energy through recycling of source. To put it in simpler terms, my vision is to use a godslayer missile that can constantly recycle itself as an energy source to support technological facilities that require high energy expenditure, such as warships and spaceships.
"The primary reason behind our slow progress in space exploration is a lack of a suitable energy source, which prevents us from venturing too far into outer space. If my research succeeds, we'll be able to resolve this issue to a massive extent."
"Let's not stray too far away from the topic at hand, Head Researcher Ling." Even though Tang Wulin was also very interested in this technology, the most important thing now was to devise a plan to secure the godslayer missile.
Ling Zichen glared at him before continuing, "So if we can get Eternal Heaven and disassemble it to secure the source within it, then divide the source categorically, imagine how massive an energy resource that would be! The source contained within one Eternal Heaven is enough for me to create 100 positive circulation soul arrays."
Tang Wulin's heart immediately spasmed upon hearing this. "Disassemble Eternal Heaven? Wouldn't that be dangerous?"
Ling Zichen replied, "Of course it'll be, but risk and reward come hand in hand! I'm at least 60% confident that I'll be able to successfully disassemble it!"
"Then what about the other 40%?" Tang Wulin asked.
"It'll explode," Ling Zichen replied in a nonchalant manner.
Tang Wulin finally understood what was going on here: this woman was insane!
Why did the two Limit Douluos send a crazy woman to help him?!
Tang Wulin's expression darkened as he said in a serious manner, "Absolutely not. Even if we manage to secure Eternal Heaven, I won't allow its disassembly even if there's only a 1% chance that it'll be detonated. Shrek City has already been bombed once; neither the Tang Sect nor Shrek Academy can afford to suffer a repeat of that disaster."
Ling Zichen countered, "I can take it to a deserted area for disassembly!"
Tang Wulin finally couldn't repress his temper any longer. "And risk your own life? I don't think so! This is a non-negotiable order!"
Ling Zichen pursed her lips in response. "We'll see once we actually secure the missile."
Tang Wulin's patience was quickly running out, and he took a deep breath to calm himself down before asking, "Do you have any advice from a technical perspective?"
Ling Zichen shrugged in response. "Not really, just find it and bring it back."
Tang Wulin faltered slightly upon hearing this. "It's that simple? Under what circumstances will Eternal Heaven explode?"
Ling Zichen replied, "That depends on how the federal government programmed it. Of course, regardless of what programming they've used, I'll be able to disable it as long as we can get to the missile; that I can assure you of."
There was an immense sense of confidence in her words as she spoke.
Tang Wulin said, "The problem is that Eternal Heaven is definitely in a very heavily guarded place, and it'll be very difficult for me to bring an ordinary person like you along with me. We'll most likely be facing more than one four-word battle armor master, so I can't ensure your safety."
"You don't need to worry about my safety. I may not be a Soul Master, but you may not be a match for me in a one-on-one battle," Ling Zichen said as she raised her chin slightly in a provocative manner.
"Oh?" Tang Wulin was rather taken aback to hear this.
Ling Zichen raised her right hand, and only then did Tang Wulin notice that there was a beautiful ornament on the back of her hand. This was a thin metal plate that was strapped to the back of her hand with a round pink gem that had a diameter of around an inch at the center.
Pink light surged forth, forming pink bands of light that completely enveloped Ling Zichen's entire body.
In the span of just a couple of breaths, she was encapsulated within a suit of pink armor.
The suit of armor only increased her height by about 25%, which was similar to the height enhancement made by a suit of battle armor. The suit of pink armor appeared to be very light and agile, and it was entirely constructed from rhomboid pieces of different sizes, at the center of each of which was a tiny speck of light that was around the size of a sesame seed. These specks of light were almost invisible unless one were to look carefully at them, but they basked the entire suit of armor in a layer of pink light.
"I bet you haven't seen anything like this before! This is my latest successful project, in which a source positive circulation core has been infused into a mecha. This mecha incorporates the most advanced modern mecha technology, as well as the soul circuits of battle armor, which is activated by source as its energy core. It's not like you'll understand this anyway. The simplest explanation is that even though this mecha is only the size of a suit of battle armor, it is a genuine suit of divine-grade mecha, and even more importantly, it can be used by even ordinary people as it has a special defense system that minimizes the strain on the pilot during usage."
Tang Wulin couldn't help but draw a sharp breath upon hearing this.Previous Chapter Next Chapter