Fey Evolution Merchant - Chapter 493: Blanket Search
Chapter 493: Blanket Search
The glowing flames started as subdued embers in the humid air.
However, once Lin Yuan spoke, Liu Jie’s hesitant expression vanished. The brilliant glowing flames illuminated his eyes.
As a member of the Radiance Hundred, he was definitely going to put all his attention toward preventing the possible disaster from occurring outside Indigo Azure City.
But, he was also Lin Yuan’s retainer knight.
Liu Jie had long since dedicated himself to Lin Yuan, and every decision Liu Jie made received Lin Yuan’s stamp of approval.
Liu Jie’s undying faith stoked the already radiant light in his eyes.
When Zhou Luo heard Lin Yuan’s opinion, he mentally started to prepare for battle.
The resolution in Lin Yuan’s eyes spurred Zhou Luo on.
The dim flame was but a small bright spot. It took seed in the corner of Zhou Luo’s heart.
The longer he observed the surroundings, the more Lin Yuan felt that stopping the Class 3 water world’s evolution was going to be challenging.
The way Lin Yuan saw it, the largest obstacle was locating the dimensional hub connected to the dimensional rift.
Unfortunately, the Ethereal Jellyfish had not been sucked into the dimensional rift.
Liu Jie and Zhou Luo were not attuned to sensing spatial-type source lifeforms that could cause spatial fluctuations.
Thus, they had to go back to basics and start combing the area.
Liu Jie’s Insect Queen’s flying insects were the most suitable to conduct the search.
“Big Brother Liu, you take charge of the search. We have to find the dimensional hub’s location,” said Lin Yuan to Liu Jie.
Liu Jie started to pump spirit qi toward the Insect Queen, which had already transformed into an insect colony.
With Liu Jie injecting such a large amount of spirit qi into it, the Insect Queen’s valves inflated instantly.
The enormous amount of liquified energy surged through the valves quickly. The high-intensity vibrations changed the liquefied energy into sticky insect protein.
The insect protein was continuously produced and recirculated back into the Insect Queen’s body through the valves.
The vigorous vibrations caused the Insect Queen’s three-meter-tall insect colony to expand.
The entrance of the colony proceeded to spit out almost 200 Hurricane Owlet Moths.
Lin Yuan noticed that these 200 Hurricane Owlet Moths were different from the Hurricane Owlet Moths he saw the Insect Queen produce in the past.
They no longer had as strong of a wind energy fluctuation around their bodies.
These Hurricane Owlet Moths are probably the product of Liu Jie trying to conserve his and the Insect Queen’s spiritual power. He merely cloned a portion of the Hurricane Owlet Moth’s genetic model and created a different output.
These new Hurricane Owlet Moths flew into the sky in all directions.
Using Liu Jie’s current position as the base, the Hurricane Owlet Moths could act as his eyes in the dimensional rift.
It was necessary to conduct such surveillance in a foreign space like this. They needed to investigate the surroundings to ascertain where their possible enemies could be.
Since Lin Yuan had set his mind on preventing the dimensional rift’s evolution, he was definitely going to encounter enemies at some point.
Hence, a preemptive strike to understand the enemy’s movements and the situation was the plan’s next step. This way, he could stay one step ahead of them.
Liu Jie looked toward Liu Jie and said, “Given the Class 3 dimensional rift’s region, the Hurricane Owlet Moths will need at least six hours to thoroughly scope out the area.”
Lin Yuan’s brows drew together tightly.
Looking at the time, there was less than a day until the active period of the dimensional rift.
The evolution of the dimensional rift would be completed in 12 hours, during which Lin Yuan would need to find a way to stop it.
When they had been sucked into the dimensional rift, it had been open but had not started to evolve yet. The evolution had only started after they were sucked in.
Liu Jie’s Hurricane Owlet Moths needed six hours to finish the surveillance, meaning half of the time would be gone.
However, panicking was not going to solve any problems.
Lin Yuan knew this.
Lin Yuan made the rare decision to summon the Spirit-Drawing Ichthyosaur.
The last time Blackie had been summoned, it was still a Spirit-Gather Goldfish.
Lin Yuan placed Blackie in front of himself and Liu Jie and released Spirit Injection twice.
When Blackie had evolved into the Spirit-Drawing Ichthyosaur, Spirit Injection had also changed significantly.
Spirit Injection used to replenish the target’s spiritual power.
Now, it could also absorb the spirit qi from the air and direct it into the target’s body in the form of spiritual power within a window of time.
Initially, Lin Yuan did not think much of the change. It was because outside, the concentration of spirit qi in the air was too low.
As such, the improved ability had minimal effects.
However, the concentration of spirit qi in the Class 3 dimensional rift’s air was much higher than outside, greatly increasing the effectiveness of Spirit Injection.
In fact, Spirit Injection’s original ability to replenish spiritual power was now less effective than if it absorbed and transformed the spirit qi in the air.
Liu Jie did not expect Lin Yuan to have nurtured a fey that could replenish spiritual power.
The greatest fear Liu Jie had while commandeering the Insect Queen in a fight was that his spiritual power would run out.
Thus, he was always thrifty and calculative when it came to using the spiritual power in his body.
Now that Blackie could replenish his spiritual power, Liu Jie could be more liberal in using his spiritual power.
Liu Jie immediately used his spiritual power again to order the Insect Queen to release 200 more Hurricane Owlet Moth clones.
There were now double the number of Hurricane Owlet Moths in the sky, which allowed the surveillance efforts and search for the dimensional hub to be more efficient.
Liu Jie’s tightly shut eyes would now open in less than three hours instead of six.
When Liu Jie’s eyes finally flew open… his expression was grim!