Embers Ad Infinitum - Chapter 416: The Dao Is in Electricity
Chapter 416: The Dao Is in Electricity
Jiang Baimian’s reaction surprised Wang Fugui, Waite, Gray, and the two survivors who acted as guides. They were completely confused.
It wasn’t easy for them to traverse the passage and leave the cave to find a city ruin. At this moment, they weren’t carefully investigating their surroundings; instead, they got a radio and tuned in to some broadcast?
Was this how a normal person would act?
Could it be that this team has OCD and has to listen to a certain radio station at this time? No, that radio station is run by the faction behind them. Listening to the radio is actually receiving orders? Or is this the price that October Xue paid? Wang Fugui could be considered knowledgeable and quickly found two reasonable explanations.
Long Yuehong and Bai Chen had a deep impression of the 119.2 MHz frequency range. Although they didn’t directly encounter the silent and terrifying influence, they still felt like they were listening to a ghost story when Jiang Baimian and Shang Jianyao recounted it later.
Furthermore, this was closely related to Wasteland Ruin 13, which was guarded by First City’s army!
Don’t tell me we’re that unlucky… We clearly entered the mountain and didn’t head northeast… Long Yuehong originally imagined they would find a secret base and dig up some valuable information and items. The former could be reported to the company and be exchanged for contribution points, while the latter could be used to pay off debts. Who knew that the ruins discovered by the team were indeed a secret, but they were so secretive that the danger level skyrocketed.
At this moment, Genava played the information he received through a speaker. “Everyone, today, we will mainly talk about the maintenance of refrigerators and the Yin-Yang changes in the Dao…”
A familiar magnetic voice echoed, making Jiang Baimian’s scalp tingle. She then said to Genava, “Change locations and monitor it again. Figure out the approximate distance between the Dao and Electrical Appliance Repairs radio station and us.”
Dao and Electrical Appliance Repairs… Wang Fugui and the others became more and more confused as they listened in on the conversation. They could understand every word, but they couldn’t figure out the meaning when strung together.
Due to this confusion, they cautiously stayed put and didn’t force their way out of the park to explore the city ruin.
Jiang Baimian’s rather solemn expression made them feel that things might not be that simple.
They had similar experiences in the past. It was better not to take the risk at a time like this.
After a while, Genava—who had switched positions—walked back and spoke in a standard male voice. “That radio station isn’t more than two kilometers away from us.”
This… Although Long Yuehong was a little prepared for this answer, his eyelids twitched, and his heart raced.
They had really entered Wasteland Ruin 13, and they were near the Dao and Electrical Appliance Repairs radio station!
Jiang Baimian looked at Shang Jianyao—who wasn’t afraid but was filled with excitement and curiosity—and exhaled. “Evacuate. We’ll reconsider it at length.”
She meant that they should return to the advance base camp first and report the matter here to the company to see what the company knew about Wasteland Ruin 13 and what kind of feedback they would provide. They would then decide if they wanted to come again based on the feedback. If they were coming again, they had to be prepared and choose the day to carry out any subsequent explorations.
Of course, if the danger was too great, they would stop there and then and get the company to send someone else.
“Evacuate…” Wang Fugui muttered to himself as he acutely sensed the dangerous undercurrents in the air. He quickly asked the Old Task Force, “Is there a problem here?”
“I wonder if you’ve heard of Wasteland Ruin 13?” As Wang Fugui had always been very friendly, Jiang Baimian decided to warn them. This wouldn’t bring any harm to the Old Task Force.
Gray—who was standing beside Wang Fugui—was shocked when he heard Jiang Baimian’s question. “Is this Wasteland Ruin 13?”
As a lone Hunter who lived in the area around First City all year round, he knew a lot about the rumors regarding Wasteland Ruin 13.
“Yes.” Jiang Baimian nodded solemnly. “From the looks of it, the white wolf probably ran out from here.”
This could explain why such a mutated creature with special abilities had suddenly appeared in the North Shore Mountains.
Upon hearing that the white wolf was related to Wasteland Ruin 13, Wang Fugui and the others nodded slightly, finding it very reasonable.
Nothing would appear without a reason.
At the same time, they recalled the distance and direction they walked in, and they increasingly felt that they were in Wasteland Ruin 13.
“I don’t think I need to say anything about how dangerous this place is, right? Even if you want to take a risk and take a gamble, I suggest you return first and come again after making preparations.” Jiang Baimian didn’t waste her breath and directly gave the Old Task Force’s opinion. She didn’t care if the lone Hunters took it to heart.
The Old Task Force had already done their best to offer such advice!
Wang Fugui pondered for a moment and said to Waite, Gray, and the others, “I don’t think we should be rash either. Let’s talk about it when we return. Such a large city ruin won’t run away on its own.”
Waite, Gray, and the others were a little hesitant. After all, there was a high chance that Wasteland Ruin 13 had abnormally rich supplies and astronomically priced information.
The ones that usually stopped Ruin Hunters from exploring this area weren’t the terrifying rumors. It was the First City army that had sealed off this area.
At this moment, Shang Jianyao suddenly smiled. “First City’s officers are so stupid. They actually didn’t send anyone to guard the area here.”
Upon hearing this, Waite and the others’ expressions changed.
If First City’s army controlled the city ruin, it was impossible for them not to send troops to guard such an entrance! Since there was none, it meant that their lockdown was only limited to the periphery. It meant that their exploration of Wasteland Ruin 13 wasn’t that deep.
Even First City’s army could only do so much, so it was obvious how dangerous Wasteland Ruin 13 was!
“Alright, let’s return first.” Waite immediately agreed with Wang Fugui’s suggestion.
Gray and the others also stopped hesitating.
The two teams turned around and walked toward the tunnel entrance. At this moment, they realized that there was a metal door that was originally open but had been opened by someone.
As they walked, Wang Fugui asked sincerely, “Is the radio station you were listening to related to this place?”
Jiang Baimian nodded. “Yes, a very dangerous radio station. It’s located here.”
“It can affect everyone who hears the radio station’s content…” Shang Jianyao described the situation in a tone as though he was retelling a ghost tale.
Wang Fugui, Gray, and Waite’s eyes immediately widened.
Either they had never heard of such a matter, or they had only learned of it through some rumors. They had never encountered such a matter personally.
The radio station’s owner was mysterious and powerful. Just the thought of it made one tremble.
As the two teams silently advanced, a voice suddenly sounded from Shang Jianyao’s tactical backpack. “Hey, I really miss you…”
A moving and sad song quickly echoed.
Long Yuehong looked over in surprise and confusion and subconsciously asked Shang Jianyao, “Why are you suddenly playing the song?”
Is it really a good idea to do so in such an atmosphere?
Shang Jianyao—who was being stared at—wasn’t embarrassed. Instead, he was pleasantly surprised. “My small speaker is alive! It can play music by itself!”
As he spoke, he tried to take off his tactical backpack.
Upon hearing this, Jiang Baimian—who believed that Shang Jianyao wouldn’t lie about such matters—had a slight change in expression. She suddenly thought of something, and she quickly cast her gaze at Genava.
The red light in Genava’s eyes flickered as he came to a halt.
In the endless night with scattering starlight, in the desolate environment filled with weeds, he opened his mouth and emitted a voice that had a smiling tone. “The Dao is in circuits, circuit boards, and electrical appliances.”
This voice was completely different from Genava’s original slightly synthetic male voice. It was magnetic, deep, and clearly emotional.
It seemed to be emitted directly through the radio.
Upon hearing this and seeing Genava like this, Long Yuehong’s pupils rapidly dilated as a name flashed in his mind: Wu Meng!
The owner of the Dao and Electrical Appliance Repairs radio station—Wu Meng!