Lieutenant Lucan said to Fang Linyan,
Fang Linyan followed Lieutenant Lucan and walked toward Yangfan City. Along the way, the 2 began to chat casually. Lieutenant Lucan was mainly probing, but Fang Linyan’s answers were perfect. Luckily, Lieutenant Lucan’s focus was on whether he was a spy or not. As long as he was not, then the rest was not important.
The 2 walked for about 20 minutes before they came to the core areas of Yangfan City. This was also the part of the fortress that Fang Linyan had seen before. The powerful mechanical creature also had to be defeated with their swarm attacks when facing the sturdy defense of this fortress.
At this time, Fang Linyan saw it up close. It turned out that around the city wall where the fortress was built, there were 4 seemingly high-tech turrets. They looked like giant bells. The texture of the surface coating was closer to that of gray solar panels. Upon a closer look, there was even a texture even looked like an integrated circuit under the surface layer, forming a peculiar pattern. It looked completely mysterious and technological.
According to Lieutenant Lucan’s introduction, these turrets were actually defensive machines. Inside the Iron Fist Brotherhood, it was called Isha’s Embrace (Isha was the legendary guardian goddess).
When encountering a frontal bombardment, these 4 powerful machines would produce energy shields to resist attacks. This was also the most important reason why mechanical creatures couldn’t breach into the fortress.
However, even the Iron Fist Brotherhood itself could not master such black technology. The 4 Isha’s Embrace were unearthed from a ruin. When the ruins were discovered, scientists within the Iron Fist Brotherhood even had a lot of disagreements. Some believed that the ruins should be a crashed alien spacecraft while others believed that it was a legacy of an ancient civilization. They were still arguing until now.
Soon, the 2 came to the door of the fortress.
After Lieutenant Lucan showed his credentials, he took Fang Linyan through a long passage and entered the inner area of the Iron Fist Fortress.
The guards here had been replaced by military policemen wearing standard uniforms, helmets, and black crosses on their arms. One could see that they were exceptionally elite by looking at their temperament and equipment. The defense inside was even tighter. Even Lieutenant Lucan had to show his dog tag.
Fang Linyan had to pin the bronze badge on his chest before he could enter. Even so, he was warned by the military police to move around in a very limited area, otherwise he would take the consequences.
After the 2 walked through a corridor, they saw the nameplate in front of them with the words Merit Exchange Counter. After Lieutenant Lucan walked in, they heard a synthetic electronic voice,
“Please place your dog tag in the space in front and don’t do anything extra, otherwise you will face the consequences!”
Lieutenant Lucan took the dog tag from his neck and placed it in the groove in front, and the synthetic electronic voice said,
“Lieutenant Lucan, your remaining contribution value is 87 points, you can perform the following options, 1: Exchange, 2: Query, 3: Exit.”
Lieutenant Lucan pressed the button 1, then he picked up the phone next to him. After its connected, he said,
“I want to exchange for the shock enhancement module of the shotgun.”
The person on the phone said a few words, seemingly vaguely saying “No?” “Out of stock?” Fang Linyan suddenly became anxious.
However, Lieutenant Lucan still seemed to have his own way. He said a few more words to the phone.
The other side added a few more words, and it seemed to be settled.
Then Lieutenant Lucan asked Fang Linyan,
“What model is your gun?”
Fang Linyan hurriedly said:
“Winchester M1887 Shotgun.”
Lieutenant Lucan replied in Yiyan, and soon there was a click sound like something appeared. A tray was slowly sent out by the side. A plastic bag was placed in the center of the tray. Lieutenant Lucan motioned Fang Linyan to take it. After Fang Linyan got it, he immediately got a prompt,
“You have obtained the advanced shock enhancement module (special), which you can install on your Winchester M1887 Shotgun.”
“Warning: This module has a certain degree of abnormal mutation due to unstable voltage during manufacture. Once installed, it will give unknown enhancements to the weapon. This process is irreversible. Even if it is disassembled, it will be invalid. Please install it with caution. But please rest assured, there is a high probability that it will give a favorable buff, but there is also a possibility of a debuff.”
Facing the prompt at this time, Fang Linyan was stunned. To be honest, if he had known that such a change would happen, he would rather choose the ordinary module from that damn Gagie because the enhancement of that thing was controllable; Fang Linyan, as a control freak, hated such unplanned variables…
But what could he do now at this time? Lieutenant Lucan had already said with a smile,
“Wrench, I’m a man of my words. The value of the mutated module is several times better than that of the ordinary module of Gagie. If you keep working hard for me, I will guarantee that you can get extra rewards beyond imagination!”
It was obvious that Lieutenant Lucan was recruiting Fang Linyan. Fang Linyan had finally unlocked the reputation of Iron Fist Brotherhood, so even without Lieutenant Lucan’s recruit, he would keep following him. As such, they naturally hit it off.
Fang Linyan also knew what Lieutenant Lucan was most worried about at this time, so he took the initiative to ask, saying that he would definitely not be able to leave today, so he simply followed the team for the mission at night.
Although his combat effectiveness was very weak (foreshadowing in advance to prevent Lieutenant Lucan from sending himself as cannon fodder to die), he still had some experience in maintenance. The Mammoth was assembled with a completely new idea, so there would probably be some problems. If he went along with the mission, he could ease the pressure on Hans.
Lieutenant Lucan saw Fang Linyan being so sensible, and the gloomy expression on his face also eased a lot. He said that he had to do some preparations in the barrack, so he wouldn’t bring Fang Linyan with him.
Lieutenant Lucan asked Fang Linyan to stroll around in Yangfan City and gather at the sentry post at 9 pm. If someone was giving him trouble or not letting him stay at the sentry post, he just had to show the bronze badge.
After getting the token, Fang Linyan and Lieutenant Lucan parted ways. He took this rare opportunity to wander around the restricted area inside the Iron Fist Fortress, only to realize that even Lieutenant Lucan and his men should only belong to the side branch of the Iron Fist Brotherhood. Just like the difference between the field army and the reserve in the army. Only those of the direct branch could enter the real core areas.
After leaving the headquarters of the Iron Fist Brotherhood, Fang Linyan thought for a while and decided to gamble his luck first. No matter what, he had to get a weapon to defend himself, so he found a place without anyone, took out the advanced shock enhancement module (special), and installed it on the Winchester M1887 Shotgun with a click.
TL: Gamble? But his luck🤔…