Chapter 118: Chapter 118 – The Descent of the Nine-Tailed Fox
Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
Ren Suo was slightly confused.
It was not that he did not know what state it referred to, but rather that it had not occurred to him that that would happen.
But he could still somewhat figure a reason for the incomplete state – the Tokyo Sky Tree to which the Reiki Treasure was attached did not have the sufficient “qualifications” to be a full Reiki vein.
The Tokyo Sky Tree was built less than ten years ago in 2012, but it was attached as a Reiki Treasure as it was located in Tokyo and was the most prominent structure there.
With “Reiki Vision”, Ren Suo could vaguely make out the golden Reiki streaks which connected to the Tokyo Sky Tree structure from all directions. That must be how the Tokyo Sky Tree was perfecting itself as a Reiki Treasure.
However, the state of incompleteness caused the Reiki Treasure to have incomplete effects such that the red fox was even able to enter the Reiki building without any problem.
It was not known if any problems would arise when activating an incomplete Reiki Treasure, but Ren Suo did not plan to open it now anyway – as in agreement with Lao Zhao, the Reiki vein would only be ignited after the national treasure was received.
However, an audience would be required to show off, so Ren Suo made the pangolin tell Lao Zhao, saying, “Someone from, the Heavenly Palace, will appear, at Tokyo, Sky Tree.”
Without caring about Lao Zhao’s reaction, Ren Suo immediately controlled the red fox to use the “Wind of the Knight” to disappear from the watchful eyes of the staff. He found the staff passage and walked out of the glass-protected and enclosed observation platform!
Although Rensuo did not purposely increase the red fox’s physical attributes, its physical capability was now at least twice that of ordinary people. And with evolutionary abilities like “Climb”, they enable the red fox’s hands to form sufficient friction even on smooth surfaces. The red fox kept its body steady and easily reached the top of the Tokyo Sky Tree!
The wind in the night howled by the red fox’s ears, and even the British Shorthair cat in her arms was afraid to peek out, curling up and meowing in front of her chest.
Standing at the highest point in Tokyo, Ren Suo thought that that should be a “fanfare” big enough, right?
But that was not sufficient, for no one could see the red fox.
In actual fact, Ren Suo was quite confident to make a pompous, striking debut. After all, when would he make use of his remaining 13 evolution chances, if not now?
“Hmm… Claws and Fangs… Fortify… There’s no good cards!” muttered Rensuo.
The first four evolutions consisted only of ordinary evolutionary card choices. Ren Suo wondered if he had to wash his hands to improve his luck, but at that time, a new hint appeared on the evolution page –
[Double maxed out attributes: a “super-evolution” card would definitely appear during the next evolution.]
Eh? It was only then when Ren Suo realized that the Defense and Recovery of the red fox had been maxed out, meeting the ‘double maxed out attributes” requirement for the second super-evolution to take place.
However, Ren Suo hesitated again – what would happen if the red fox could no longer be human after the super-evolution?
He was still intending to use the human form of the red fox in his glamorous debut!
However, if Ren Suo did not like the given super-evolution card, he still had the option to choose one of the other evolution cards to delay the super-evolution to the next round.
But after Ren Suo began the evolution process, he first received bad news – of the three evolution cards, two were super-evolution cards.
But there was also good news – both of the super-evolution cards were for human forms.
The super-evolution ability “True Human” was a colorless card. Its effect was: enables the All-Devouring Soul to become a true human. The upper limit of its ability attributes would remain unchanged, and a new attribute “Immortal Soul” would be inherited. There is no maximum value for the “Immortal Soul” attribute, and it will enhance all evolution and attribute effects. The higher the “Immortal Soul” attribute score, the stronger the enhancement effect.
The super-evolution ability “Parahuman” was a colorless card. Its effect was: enables the creature to retrace blood lineage to complete divergence while maintaining humanoid status. The maximum value of the creature’s ability attributes would increase by at least 10 times, and obtain an exclusive bloodline evolutionary tree, enhancing a portion of the possessed evolution cards.
The creature can switch between its “true form” and the “parahuman form” at will without any casting time or cooldown time. The appearance of the “parahuman form” would be in accordance with the genes of the retraced blood lineage of the creature. The most beautiful human appearance would be selected and would definitely be to the player’s liking.
As for the third evolution card with green words on a blue background, Ren Suo did not even bother looking at it.
Ren Suo simply stared at the phrase, “the most beautiful human appearance would be selected” and an irresistible urge arose.
There was no doubt that the super-evolution “True Human” was likely to enable the red fox to retract its tail that was previously hidden by “Illusion”, and hence appear more like a human.
On the other hand, the description of “Non-Human” was written in such a confident and convincing way, vowing that so vowed that “the most beautiful human appearance would be selected and would definitely be to the player’s liking”…
Hmph, how dare you look down on Rensuo, an expert “driver” of Mount Haruna!
To be fair, though, the two evolutions were almost the same. “True Human” added a new ability attribute, while “Non-Human” enabled a new exclusive evolutionary tree, which was not very much different.
The categorization of evolution cards by the game was actually very reliable, with the blue- or green-colored rare cards more powerful than the grey-colored common cards, the golden-colored ultra rare cards more powerful than the blue- or green-colored rare cards, and the trump card better than all other evolution cards…
Both of the cards he had to choose from were colorless, and Ren Suo could not tell which was better either, so he naturally chose the one with more “skin”!
High atop the Tokyo Sky Tree, a red smoke emerged from the red fox’s clothes, completely engulfing her. Ren Suo moved the right joystick on the game controller wanting to move closer, but it was no use –
It was just changing into a different skin, must it be so secretive?
Ren Suo grabbed the game controller with both hands, pledging that he was really not a person of vulgar taste, and had absolutely no indecent ideas.
When the red mist cleared, Ren Suo knew.
He knew he had made the right choice – that skin was too worth it!
It was 20:35, and the travellers who were shopping on Qingkong Street suddenly noticed what appeared to be red leaves dancing in the night sky.
When they stared at it, they realized that those were not leaves dancing, but red butterflies flying. Some people attempted to grab the red butterflies, but found that when their hands made contact with them, their hands would pass through them directly while the red butterfly turned into a thin smoke and vanished into the air.
The travellers looked up and saw that there seemed to be a red glow above the Tokyo Sky Tree, and the stream of red butterflies emerged from there all the way down to the ground.
“How lucky, the Tokyo Sky Tree is holding an event?”
“Let me tweet about this…”
“Look over there, isn’t that a… person?”
More and more people began looking up towards the top of the Tokyo Sky Tree. They raised their mobile phones in an attempt to capture the scene but the view was not clear even when they zoomed all the way in on their mobile phones. The source was over 500 meters away but they could all see the beautiful sight with their eyes.
The patrol officer activated the walkie talkie, and said in a stuttering voice as his eyes remained fixated on the human silhouette in the night sky, “Out, out there, on the, the Sky Tree, there appeared —”
“A nine-tailed fox, in front of Tamamo-no-Mae!”
In the night sky, at the very top of the Tokyo Sky Tree, a figure with a red glow and flowy black hair appeared. The figure had nine furry tails surrounding and protecting it, and in its embrace was a blue British Shorthair cat. The nine-tailed fox was walking step by step towards the ground from a height of 450 meters!
That was the super-evolution of the red fox, the nine-tailed fox!
The specialized evolution “First Impression” was a blue card with green words. Its effect was: for as long as a creature can see the nine-tailed fox, it will automatically make up a perfect image in its mind, no matter how far away it is from the fox. When the nine-tailed fox approaches, the creature will continue to modify the perfect image of the fox in its mind to look even more like a nine-tailed fox. In turn, the creature would whole-heartedly admire the nine-tailed fox, strengthening all the charm-type abilities of the nine-tailed fox. The duration of the effect lasts for 24 hours and can be repeatedly used.
Originally illusive red butterflies, they turned into physical steps at the feet of the nine-tailed fox, allowing her to step into the air. And when she lifted her feet, the red butterflies disappeared once again!
The specialized evolution “Sky Flowers of Fantasy” was a blue card with golden words. Its effect was: turns any illusory object into a physical one for a short period of time upon contact. The strength of the physical depends on the user’s Defense, while the effect duration depends on the user’s Recovery.
The specialized evolution “Snow Flowers” was a blue card with green words. Its effect was: greatly expands the scope of the created illusion.
The ability “Illusion” automatically evolved into “Hallucination”, a blue card with grey words. Its effect was: the hallucination does not contain any physical entities, cannot produce sounds, and can merely create a visually perceptible scene.
On the screen, the nine-tailed fox descended from the top of the Tokyo Sky Tree like an immortal as she stepped on the royal butterflies in the air. Everyone on the ground was absolutely in awe, staring intently at the nine-tailed fox as the red butterflies danced around in the vicinity of the Tokyo Sky Tree, paving a dream-like avenue of red butterflies for the nine-tailed fox.
Ren Suo had spent almost an hour preparing such an illusion and creating the scene.
First, he had to draw a butterfly.
Then, he had to color it.
Subsequently, he had to select the maximum range for the illusion to take effect.
He then chose the rain effects and the flying effect.
Afterwhich, he controlled the path of the steps the butterflies formed – to achieve that, Rensuo had utilized his Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to copy and paste the corresponding parts.
Furthermore, he had ensured that the butterfly ladder continually moved downwards, like an escalator. Otherwise, the total distance would add up to nearly one kilometer, and the aura of the nine-tailed fox would all be gone by the time she descended all the way to the ground.
Fortunately, the preparation of the illusory scene was relatively simple, otherwise the strongest ability of the nine-tailed fox would have been wasted…
Finally, Rensuo created the entire awe-striking scene, which would otherwise only have been possible using special effects in movies.
Five minutes later, as the nine-tailed fox descended quickly from the top of the Sky Tree but seemingly slowly, the people on Qingkong Street had been completely enticed. They looked enthusiastically at the nine-tailed fox, but kept a suitable distance between them and the fox in great respect. They did not dare to overstep the fox, as if an immortal had descended!
The next moment, a pleasant voice rang in their ears: “I, from the Heavenly Palace, am here on invitation.”
Ren Suo was extremely satisfied, believing that such a pomp would be sufficient for the to believe the grand existence of the Heavenly Palace, while also fulfilling the request made by Fanying Nation.
Originally, Ren Suo had merely planned to have a red glow shining down from the top of the Tokyo Sky Tree, but now, the pomp was no longer just mere “fanfare”, but “earth-shattering”.
Rensuo thought, “You were the one who requested this, not me…”
Nonetheless, it was time for the nine-tailed fox to withdraw.
A few minutes had gone by, and Fanying Nation was not muddle-headed and would certainly be gathering manpower to head over to the scene by then.
While it was not that the nine-tailed fox was not capable of combat, but her moves were nothing extraordinary. If tough targets appeared who did not fall prey to her charm, it would be troublesome. Rather, it would be better if she disappeared again with grace to complete the most perfect appearance ceremony, after a pompous, striking debut.
Ren Suo would then contact Lao Zhao using the pangolin, and let the Xuan Party in Fanying Nation help the nine-tailed fox to complete the transaction.
However, just as the bare feet of the nine-footed fox was about to touch the ground, a seam suddenly appeared in the space right in front of her, giving Ren Suo a shock.
What was happening, were Awakeners from Fan Ying coming to fight?
However, after the seam opened, two familiar-looking people appeared on the screen.
One was a helpless-looking Lao Zhao.
Lao Zhao had never imagined that the Heavenly Palace actually agreed to the request of Fanying Nation, directly sending someone to appear from the Tokyo Sky Tree and even appearing in such a spectacular ceremony…
There was no doubt that the nine-tailed fox of the Heavenly Palace would become a VIP of Fanying Nation and remain in contact with them!
How could Xuan Nation allow that!
Although Fanying Nation could be considered the younger brother of Xuan Nation, the Heavenly Palace was the sole extraordinary force at present! Furthermore, the Heavenly Palace was an extremely ancient and hidden superpower, possessing countless tactics unbeknownst to the ordinary world. It was also the mysterious force which controlled the rejuvenation of Reiki sources!
Xuan Nation most certainly would not give away the opportunity to make the first contact!
Clearly, we were the first to get hold of knowledge about the Heavenly Palace!
It had to be made known that had Lao Zhao not been in charge of the affairs of the pangolin, he would not have been given the privilege to be part of such an important diplomatic contact. However, on the account that the pangolin might have talked about Lao Zhao in a positive light, he was dispatched as well, in hopes that Xuan Nation would be favoured by the Heavenly Palace.
Of course, there were military-use wireless earbuds in Lao Zhao’s ears, and Xuan Nation could instruct him to change his discussion strategy at any time.
As for their near-illegal intrusion into Fanying Nation… Xuan Nation did not care, and Fanying Nation had no choice but to also turn a blind eye.
However, Lao Zhao noticed that the nine-tailed fox from the Heavenly Palace seemed to be staring at the Awakener next to him.
The reason why Lao Zhao thought so was because Ren Suo had fixed his viewing perspective at the female Awakener who emerged from the seam in the air.
As mentioned previously, Ren Suo saw two familiar faces.
One was the acquaintance of pangolin in the game, Lao Zhao.
The other was a passer-by who Rensuo had just met by chance.
She seemed to notice the gaze of the nine-tailed fox, and the female Awakener took the initiative to introduce herself.
She said, “Hello, my name is Dong Chengling.”