Fey Evolution Merchant - Chapter 2791
2791 Elegance’s Death Echo!
Hollow Earth brought the Mineral Heart Demon Sandflies and Firefly Demon Fetuses he had collected to Lin Yuan.
In all honesty, Hollow Earth was rather unhappy about the current circumstances and wanted to change his status in the subterranean world.
He had already reached the Afterlife Realm and could be considered the strongest subterranean Dictator.
The only other candidate who stood a chance against him was Rock Underworld. Both of them had received the Earth’s Sacred Fruit.
Mountain Furrow, who had not received the Earth’s Sacred Fruit, was less powerful than them.
If not for the fact that the two of them were certain that Lin Yuan would not be increasing Mountain Furrow’s power, they would be doing all they could to keep him down.
Being a Land Imp, Hollow Earth was much cleverer than Mountain Furrow and Rock Underworld.
Previously, Lin Yuan had assigned Hollow Earth to work with Bai Qinghuan, so he had worked as her assistant. He had followed her directions to organize the army of Land Imps to fix the dimensional wall that had since been damaged and ordered to be deconstructed.
Since he had been working under Bai Qinghuan, he had had no choice but to listen and endure whatever she said or did.
Being ordered around by a mere slip of a girl and having millions of Land Imps in his team wiped out had caused Hollow Earth to lose his authority among the other Land Imps.
Although these Land Imps would not go so far as to riot against him, this situation still did not sit right with Hollow Earth.
Luckily, Lin Yuan eventually punished Bai Qinghuan for this.
Lin Yuan had placed him in command of the project to take down the dimensional wall. Bai Qinghuan had only been there to assist him.
This allowed Hollow Earth to know that Lin Yuan did care about how he felt. Just knowing this was enough for Hollow Earth. He was not petty enough to try to regain his authority and reputation at the expense of Bai Qinghuan.
Given that Lin Yuan had previously allowed Bai Qinghuan to take charge of such an important matter, it showed how much he valued her. In the future, she was sure to be one of his prominent aides.
Lin Yuan’s actions were meant to comfort him while also taking Bai Qinghuan down a peg.
Hollow Earth had heard a piece of news from Bai Qinghuan, which was that there was a high chance Lin Yuan would be leaving this world for a higher-level world.
If this news were true, this world would undergo many changes.
The gears in Hollow Earth’s head began turning.
He believed that it was unfeasible to expect Lin Yuan to take him with him.
Although he had reached the Afterlife Realm, there were many other Dictators.
The present-day did not define the future.
Now that the dimensional worlds had combined with the main world, everyone was accumulating power much faster than they used to.
Lin Yuan had also been consistently providing the Samsara Realm Dictators with resources.
It was likely that the Dictators would be staying behind in the main world to watch over it in Lin Yuan’s stead.
Lin Yuan would definitely issue many tasks or even lay down various rules for them before he left.
Hollow Earth expected all of them.
Without outstanding talent, the mediocre could reign.
All of them would have to follow Lin Yuan’s orders. However, the Dictators would definitely try to rank each other and fight over power.
Hollow Earth badly wanted to be able to distinguish himself.
Establishing a good relationship with Lin Yuan could only benefit him. It would not only enable him to receive benefits but also allow him to be directly appointed to a position with Lin Yuan’s trust.
Otherwise, Hollow Earth would never put so much effort and hard work into searching for these specific resources.
Lin Yuan was delighted when Hollow Earth found and presented him with the more than ten Firefly Demon Fetuses. He knew just how much Liu Jie’s power would grow with these Firefly Demon Fetuses.
Liu Jie could turn more than ten other insect-species carcinoma feys into fairies. He might even be able to continuously evolve them to the point of reaching World Emperor/Divine Kingdom!
These fairies were no longer insect-species carcinoma feys. They were just like any other fey.
By contracting Elegance, Liu Jie was unable to form contracts with any other fey.
The Firefly Demon Fetuses broke this shackle and opened up a bright future for Liu Jie.
Furthermore, after presenting him with the Firefly Demon Fetuses, Hollow Earth followed this up with more than 20 Mineral Heart Demon Sandflies.
The Mineral Heart Demon Sandflies were not a well-regarded insect-species lifeform in the subterranean world.
They were extremely capable of searching for mineral hearts and would immediately begin consuming them upon discovering them.
However, they were rather weak.
The Mineral Heart Demon Sandfly was venomous, so even if a powerful Apostle consumed them, they would not be able to absorb the Mineral Heart Demon Sandfly’s energy. Rather, they would be inflicted with the venom, and their bodies would go numb.
The subterranean world’s lifeforms viewed the Mineral Heart Demon Sandfly as an enormous waste of resources and would kill any that they came across.
There were very few Mineral Heart Demon Sandflies that could mature to the point of producing source-type items.
The Mineral Heart Demon Sandflies usually lived in groups. Once one group was exterminated, there would be no Mineral Heart Demon Sandfly to be found within a thousand-meter radius. The source-type items produced by the Mineral Heart Demon Sandfly were also considered to be inauspicious and were usually damaged, drowned, or buried the moment they were discovered.
As a result of this, none of the Dictators expected the source-type item produced by the Mineral Heart Demon Sandfly to be what Lin Yuan had been asking them to search for.
After Hollow Earth handed the Mineral Heart Demon Sandflies to Lin Yuan, he was unafraid of the news spreading.
All he had to do was to be the first to help Lin Yuan.
If, instead, he tried to stop others from trying to help Lin Yuan, he would be taking the low road, and there was a high chance that Lin Yuan would become displeased with him.
Lin Yuan used True Data to carefully examine the Mineral Heart Demon Sandflies.
Once he was done, he decided to keep a few with him so that he could slowly nurture them.
Then, he would send out an order to the subterranean Dictators so they could pass on the message to the Apostles. Every single subterranean Apostle was to lead their subordinates to any mine they could find to search for the Mineral Heart Demon Sandflies.
The Mineral Heart Demon Sandflies were challenging to nurture. Lin Yuan did not have many mineral hearts available to feed the Mineral Heart Demon Sandflies to enable them to mature to the point of being able to produce the source-type items in order to harvest them.
The subterranean world was only so large. It would not be difficult to find more of the Firefly Demon Fetuses.
He only needed to stock up on a few more Firefly Demon Fetuses, and they would be sufficient to meet Liu Jie’s needs.
Even if Liu Jie needed more in the future, Lin Yuan could just nurture the Mineral Heart Demon Sandflies he had stored away.
Liu Jie was already very satisfied with his current increase in power. He was no longer as downtrodden and unconfident as he used to be.
But once he saw the Firefly Demon Fetuses that Lin Yuan was handing to him, Liu Jie could not help but begin trembling in excitement.
“Lin… Lin Yuan, these…”
Liu Jie was so overcome by excitement that he began to stutter.
Seeing the state that Liu Jie was in, Lin Yuan reached out and patted his shoulder as he said with a smile, “Big Brother Liu, these are not all of the Firefly Demon Fetuses. I will be collecting more for you in the future!
“You can use them to turn all the insect-species carcinoma feys under Elegance’s control into fairies before beginning to nurture them. From now on, you won’t have to be troubled by having to choose which insect-species carcinoma fey to transform! I have already prepared the resources you will need to nurture the fairies.”
While he spoke, Lin Yuan handed Liu Jie two fey storage boxes containing the resources prepared for Liu Jie.
Liu Jie solemnly stored away the resources.
“Lin Yuan, I am done organizing the white-clothed followers’ tasks in the Startling Lines Continent. You have given me so many of the Firefly Demon Fetuses. I intend to go into seclusion for some time to nurture them.”
Lin Yuan said seriously, “The Empress Core of All Insects evolves its grade very quickly. With these Firefly Demon Fetuses, the insect-species carcinoma feys just need to be transformed into fairies!
“The most important part is still Elegance’s combination of abilities! If these insect-species carcinoma feys aren’t nurtured properly, and their abilities deviate from what you were expecting, you will still be able to stop nurturing them and nurture other insect-species carcinoma feys instead. However, you can’t be careless with Elegance’s abilities!”
Liu Jie raised his hand and summoned Elegance.
Elegance had reached Sovereign X/Creation IX. Its three pairs of wings were a sign that its fairy bloodline had evolved.
“Lin Yuan, I have already given Elegance a few insect-species feys’ genetic models to consume. Elegance already has new abilities! Moreover, the exclusive skills it gained from its evolutions also suit my combat style very well.”
While Liu Jie was speaking, Liu Jie used True Data to check on Elegance.
[Fey Name]: Insect Queen
[Fey Species]: Insect-species/fairy-species
[Fey Grade]: Sovereign (10/10)
[Fey Type]: Source/Spiritual
[Fey Quality]: Creation IX
[Execution Blade Insect]: Eight hooked insect legs will grow out of the body. The sense of taste, smell, and mouth will be degraded. The insect legs have an extremely strong sensing ability. The sharp end of the hooked legs has mouths that are connected to the inner organs. When the legs pierce a target, the mouths will emerge and break through anything hard within the target’s body.
[Vibrating Armor Ladybug]: Its back will open and have a strong defense against attacks. Its back will also start to vibrate violently and reflect physical attacks. If targeted by elemental attacks, the vibrating back would be able to dodge a portion of the elemental damage.
[Flowing Plasma Electricity Insect]: The insect will spit out large amounts of plasma that will start to flow. The flowing plasma will have a strong, paralyzing effect. It will cause long-lasting electric-related damage to the target.
[Electromagnetic Chrysalis]: In a chrysalis state, it will be able to speed up the rate of accumulation of the plasma. The plasma will be quickly released. In the moth state, it will be able to use plasma to manipulate electromagnetic fields and control targets from a distance away.
[Lonely Night Hurricane Moth]: By flapping its wings, it will be able to generate strong winds that it can manipulate to attack a target. Its wings will produce a special scale powder that will be able to blend perfectly with the night or camouflage in the day.
[Six Treasures Cloud Dragonfly]: It can boost other insect-species lifeforms and increase their speed, strength, defense, and store of energy. When necessary, it can become a shield and take on a deadly attack on behalf of one of the feys it has boosted.
[Curse Explosion Brain Insect]: It will be hosted in the brain of an insect and supply energy to that insect’s brain to increase the brain’s intelligence. It will be able to issue orders to the insect-species lifeforms in the vicinity. Once the insect’s brain is no longer active, it will automatically explode. The shocks of the explosion will place curses on the insects in the surroundings, causing them to go into a frenzy.
[Fortress Floating Insect]: An enormous insect body will be able to carry a large number of insects. The light insect body will be able to move rapidly in the air. Insects can be stored and released.
[Blast Recovery]: The Insect Queen will select a portion of the insects it produces and explode them. The explosion timings can be adjusted based on the positions of the insects. After the blast, the Insect Queen will regain some of the protein and spiritual power.
[Swarm Frenzy]: When the insect swarm is in a frenzied state, its speed will skyrocket. In the frenzied state, the insect swarm will be bloodthirsty and be able to replenish their vitality using the blood within the target.
[Death Echo]: Each time an insect dies, an echo will resonate back to the Insect Queen. With every 100 echoes, the rate at which the Insect Queen produces protein will be raised, increasing the rate at which insects are produced.
[Main Body Split]: Half of the energy will be depleted to split the body. The split body will possess the same insect-producing abilities as the main body (the current bloodline will only allow for three splits).
When Lin Yuan last checked Elegance’s data, it had only been Diamond X/Fantasy V.
Lin Yuan had given the six Six Treasures Cloud Dragonflies to Liu Jie. Before that, Liu Jie had been unable to confirm Elegance’s Diamond ability. Elegance could not reach Myth Breed before its Diamond ability was confirmed.
At that point, it had almost been time for the Radiance Hundred Sequence selection.
Lin Yuan had been anxious to evolve Shiny and had not witnessed Elegance’s evolution.
But now, Liu Jie was telling Lin Yuan that Elegance’s Myth Breed exclusive skill was Death Echo.
Death Echo was very similar to Blast Recovery.
However, Blast Recovery required Elegance to trigger the insects’ explosions and retrieve the energy and protein. This would cause Elegance’s rate of insect production to fall during the battle.
However, Death Echo did not require Elegance’s conscious effort.
As long as the insects died, Elegance would automatically receive an echo. Once there were 100 echoes, Elegance would not only receive additional protein, but the rate at which it produced insects would also be raised.
The rate at which Elegance produced insects was linked to its power. It was the crux of Elegance’s abilities!