“I hope this genetic serum will not disappoint me.”
As Lin Xinghai spoke, he raised his head and poured all the light green liquid in the bottle into his mouth.
“Ding! Special energy has been detected in the body. Do you wish to convert it into Blood Essence?”
Upon seeing the system notification pop up, Lin Xinghai was initially startled, but then a look of delight appeared on his face.
Without a second thought, he quickly confirmed the request.
The burning feeling vanished immediately. Lin Xinghai opened the system panel to check on himself.
Blood Essence had been increased from 0 points to 5 points.
This instantly made Lin Xinghai’s smile even brighter. He knew the system was powerful, but he didn’t expect it to be this impressive
One bottle of the genetic serum is converted into 5 points of Blood Essence. My body absorbs it perfectly!
Based on the information obtained from Roger, the effectiveness of absorbing the genetic serum varied depending on the genetic assessment.
People with a genetic assessment of Grade A would increase their genetic enhancement by 5% with a bottle of genetic serum. Those with grades B through F would see increases of 4%, 3%, 2%, 1%, and 0.5%, respectively.
Of course, these enhancement rates were the effects observed when taking the genetic serum for the first time.
As the genetic enhancement degree increased, the effectiveness of the genetic serum would continually decrease.
Even though Lin Xinghai’s genetic assessment was Grade B, with the help of the system, he could fully utilize the genetic serum to the extent of Grade A.
Of course, the most crucial factor wasn’t just the efficiency, but the absorption rate. Even for someone with a Grade A genetic assessment, absorbing a bottle of genetic serum would have taken a day.
However, it was different for Lin Xinghai.
Lin Xinghai tapped the system panel twice. After using up 4 points of Blood Essence, his genetic enhancement degree had risen from 26% to 28%.
“This is simply cheating.” Lin Xinghai grinned. He took out the remaining three bottles of genetic serum without hesitation and drank them one by one.
Soon these genetic serums were converted into Blood Essence.
Looking at the 16 points of Blood Essence on the system panel, Lin Xinghai licked his lips and wondered, “I wonder what it feels like to become an Enhanced.”
After spending another 2 points on Blood Essence, the genetic enhancement degree reached 29%.
However, when he clicked on the “+” icon again, the system didn’t directly boost his strength this time. Instead, a prompt popped up with two options.
One was a normal promotion, and the other was to awaken an ability.
Even a fool would know what to choose. Lin Xinghai clicked on the option to awaken an ability. At the same time, he was looking forward to what kind of ability he would have.
However, what disappointed him was that after making the selection, another pop-up appeared presenting him with options again — this time four of them.
Spend 30 points of Blood Essence to awaken your ability!
Spend 60 points of Blood Essence to awaken your ability!
Spend 90 points of Blood Essence to awaken your ability!
Spend 100 points of Blood Essence to awaken your ability!
Note: The more Blood Essence is consumed, the stronger the awakened ability will be.
Although there were four options, in Lin Xinghai’s opinion, there was only one.
As a transmigrator with a system, if he couldn’t carve out the path to become invincible, then he would truly have wasted this life.
However, 100 points of Blood Essence were expensive.
Lin Xinghai glanced at his system panel.
Host: Lin Xinghai
Constitution: 24 points
Strength: 20 points
Speed: 29 points
Blood Essence: 14 points
Genetic Enhancement Degree: 29%+
“It seems I’ll have to wait until the mercenary mission to figure things out.” Glancing at the remaining 14 points of Blood Essence, Lin Xinghai sighed softly.
After finishing all four bottles of the genetic serum, Lin Xinghai naturally couldn’t stay here any longer, so he headed out.
After all, as someone from the ‘ancient times’, he might not understand the principles behind these advanced future technologies, or even know how to use them.
But at the very least, he should know… what the heck they were.
As Lin Xinghai left the room, Wang Damao and the thugs had just come out of the medical center.
“Brother Wang, this basic medical pod isn’t cutting it. I slept in there for an hour, and my chest is still kinda hurting.” A thug named Meng Qing said, grimacing.
Wang Damao shot him a glance and said irritably, “Do you think I don’t want to choose the standard medical pod? Hell, the teeth he knocked out of me haven’t even grown back yet! But it’s 100 points per service. Are you going to pay for it?”
Meng Qing instantly went quiet. They had borrowed the points for the medical expenses.
“Brother Wang, what should we do next?” After a moment of silence, Meng Qing spoke again.
Wang Damao narrowed his eyes slightly, with a hint of ruthlessness in his eyes, “We can’t just let this go. His genetic enhancement degree is probably about 25%.”
“Such power may be strong in the lower district, but it’s not like we don’t have such elites in the Hatchet Gang.”
The eyes of the other thugs lit up after hearing this. However, it wasn’t long before they recalled another crucial matter.
“Brother Wang, besides being strong, that guy’s a mercenary. Does the boss really want to mess with a mercenary for our sake?” Meng Qing spoke up.
“I just thought about it carefully. His mercenary badge is from a level 1 mercenary group. Our Hatchet Gang isn’t without connections either.”
“You’re right, of course. Whether the boss is willing to stick his neck out for us is the question. So, we need some leverage.” Wang Damao said with a sly tone.
Beauties like Liu Miaomiao were the best bargaining chips in his hands.
The words “beauties bring disaster” weren’t just for show. They were tools to bring someone down if used effectively.
After realizing what was said, the thugs quickly began to brown-nose, praising how great the idea was.
Even though they couldn’t lay their hands on those beauties anymore, at least they could get their revenge.
“Let’s go find Black Rat. We need to make some preparations first.”
Half an hour later, in a seemingly dilapidated factory building in the East District, many people came in and out. Without exception, everyone had a hatchet tattoo on their arm.
Clearly, this was the Hatchet Gang’s hideout.
Deep in the factory, there was a luxuriously decorated room where Wang Damao respectfully reported to a middle-aged man.
The middle-aged man wasn’t tall or imposing; in fact, he appeared somewhat frail. His facial expression was generally calm, but his often squinted eyes gave off a sinister vibe.
The middle-aged man was the current leader of the Hatchet Gang, Huai Feifu. After Wang Damao finished reporting, he asked nonchalantly, “So, you went to collect protection racket and got driven off by the ‘pigs’?”
Even though Huai Feifu spoke with a calm tone when he asked, Wang Damao couldn’t help but break out in a cold sweat.
Because Wang Damao knew too well that the person before him not only had a strength close to an Enhanced, but more importantly, he got into this position by scheming the previous boss and underboss to death. It was this cold-blooded ruthlessness that was truly terrifying.
“Boss, that guy had a mercenary badge, so he isn’t really the ‘pigs’ in the usual sense.” Wang Damao replied nervously.
Huai Feifu stared at Wang Damao for what felt like an eternity until Wang’s legs began to wobble. Finally, Huai Feifu nodded, changing the subject, “You were going on and on about the five beauties in Room 301. What do they actually look like? Do you have any photos or footage?”
Wang Damao was overjoyed after hearing this. He is hooked!