Chapter 207: Elemental Floating Fish
Xiao Lin could distinctly make out that Song Junlang was politely ushering him away. He did not expect Song Junlang to be so secretive about the past and apologized with a wry smile.
After Xiao Lin left, Song Junlang stared at the broken sword in his hand in a daze, then suddenly muttered, “Being young is such a blessing!”
He threw the sword into the corner after making that remark and eagerly immersed himself in the study of his little dragon-eagle. A few minutes later, he seemed to remember something. He touched his chin and muttered to himself, “Speaking of which, that kid’s ability to absorb dragon blood is really surprising. I’m surprised it hasn’t produced any side effects up until now? Should I tell him about the side effects… You know what, forget it. It’s not like he’ll die.”
Although it was a pity that he had not been able to continue to learn elemental swordsmanship from Department Head Song, Xiao Lin was satisfied with the gains he got that day. More importantly, the results displayed by the central computer after summoning his personal attributes came as a surprise to him.
His Elemental Swordsmanship had reached LV1 mastery, which was according to his expectations, since it was not the first time he used the replication skill to step into the threshold of learning a particular ability. In addition, Xiao Lin found that all his attributes had increased by two points: as of then, he had Strength 12, Agility 14, Intelligence 14, Constitution 14.
He had not done any training that day, so the only possibility was the dragon blood that Department Head Song had given him. According to him, the dragon blood had been diluted countless times before given to Xiao Lin to drink, but the effects were rather amazing. The addition of two points for each totaled to eight points overall.
A normal person would have to have trained hard for at least a month if they wanted to achieve the same effect. Even Xiao Lin and his Academic Genius talent would have needed more than half a month to improve his efficiency.
“Dragon blood really is amazing!”
Xiao Lin was overwhelmed with emotion. If not for the fact that Song Junlang valued the little dragon-eagle so much, he felt that he had the urge to sneak into the logistics department, cook that dragon-eagle into a stew, then gobbled it all up.
Two more passive skills were listed as mastered.
Elementary Vitality: Dragon blood accelerates your blood flow, giving you more vitality and bestowing a certain self-healing ability for minor wounds.
Elementary Magic Resistance: Dragons have strong resistance to elemental magic. Dragon blood gives you the first level of magic resistance. You have 20% resistance to F- rated elemental spells, and 10% resistance against E rated spells.
Those two passive effects were far more practical compared to the eight-point increase in his attributes. Professor Dai once said in class that, even though the dragon race was at the top of Planet Norma’s biological chain, there were still countless people who went forth to slay dragons with seemingly no concern for their own lives.
However, Xiao Lin was a little puzzled; how was it possible that such beneficial dragon blood had no side effects at all? Song Junlang’s place left a deep impression on him. Although his various hybrid species had extraordinary effects, the side effects were extremely unbearable for Xiao Lin.
On that occasion, he did not seem to feel any discomfort.
“Maybe Department Head Song grew a conscience and finally developed an experimental product without any side effects!”
Xiao Lin was very encouraged after coming to that conclusion and went to the logistics department more diligently in the next couple of days. Since Department Head Song had mentioned the issue of elemental affinity earlier, Xiao Lin’s thoughts perked up and he wondered if he could use external means to achieve quicker results.
Unfortunately, Department Head Song answered to the negative. Elemental affinity had to be continuously strengthened through his own perception of the elements. It was impossible to achieve through any other means. However, Song Junlang also took the opportunity to launch his brand-new diet therapy—the elemental floating fish.
Within the special fishing pond in the Logistics Department, Xiao Lin saw a fish that only appeared in a few areas of Planet Norma. Although it was called a fish, it was nothing but another name given by people from Earth. Strictly speaking, it was not a fish, nor did it live in water.
The appearance of the elemental floating fish was very similar to that of a fish. It had a very long tailfin and had short limbs, though they were clearly regressed because of prolonged unuse. Its body was translucent, and a light-blue blood-like fluid flowed within its body.
As the name suggested, the fish floated in mid-air because it fed on the elements in the air. Their habitat was very similarly unique and could only be found in areas with very rich elements, such as the spiritually-charged elven territory, or near craters with high density of fire elements.
Song Junlang’s fishing grounds were also specially made. There was no water, only special energy conduits that were used to continuously extract elements and ensure optimum concentration of the surrounding elements.
Those elemental floating fish were not hybrids with Earth’s species, as floating fish were a very diverse species on Planet Norma. Song Junlang used methods such as controlling element density to continuously optimize the rearing of the species, reducing it to a level where the floating fish’s power could be absorbed by people below Black Iron-rank.
In his words, such elemental floating fish could be described as a natural tonic and was very helpful in increasing mental power. Song Junlang waved and said boldly, “Stay here tonight and have some fish soup with me! I’ll be the chef!”
Xiao Lin had never eaten Song Junlang’s cooking because the previous few dietary therapy sessions were practically whipped up by himself. With curiosity and anticipation, he had dinner at the logistics department that evening, since the student union president had lifted the restriction on being back at the dormitory by 7pm.
The taste of the fish soup was surprisingly delicious. Xiao Lin was sweating all over as he ate and did not notice that Song Junlang never even touched his chopsticks throughout the meal. After he cleaned his plate, he realized that something was amiss and a violent pain soon surfaced from his stomach. It gurgled incessantly, as if something was constantly rolling in the body.
Song Junlang seemed rather prepared for everything. He took out a bottle of medicine and said worryingly, “Hurry up and take this medicine. It’ll make you feel much better.”
“What medicine is this?”
“Instant diarrhea relief.”
“How would I know if you’re lying to me again! I don’t want to eat this food!” Xiao Lin was filled with righteous indignation. The heat in his belly tumbled even more severely and he glared at Song Junlang before darting straight into the toilet.
However, that was only the beginning of a tragedy. When Xiao Lin wobbled out of the toilet after losing count of how many times he went in, he finally could not take it anymore and gritted his teeth while asking Song Junlang for the instant diarrhea relief. He said angrily, “Did you know all along this was going to happen?”
Song Junlang did not sit idly during that period. Whenever Xiao Lin came out of the toilet, he asked detailed questions about how the latter felt. He then glanced at the clock and buried his head in his notebook to record various data.