Embers Ad Infinitum - Chapter 774 - Screaming (End of Volume)
Chapter 774: Screaming (End of Volume)
“The night is long; the Arbiter of Fate blesses thee.”
This respectful sentence echoed in Jiang Baimian’s ears, making her thoughts
erupt. However, she felt that it wasn’t impossible if that was the case.
All the abnormalities in Big Boss seemed to receive an explanation.
Ji Ze lowered his right hand and turned around. He smiled at Shang Jianyao and
Jiang Baimian. “I know you still doubt me, but didn’t you find it strange? As the
Big Boss of Pangu Biology, ‘She’ doesn’t actually lead the company’s
operations, participate in the board of directors’ various conferences, or often
appear in front of the employees. ‘She’ only speaks to everyone through the
radio at the end of the year. Won’t such a Big Boss be worried that ‘She’ will be
made a figurehead and replaced?
“Besides, normally speaking, since one is willing to do a radio speech, it’s easy
to record a video and greet all the employees through the Rec Center’s large
screens. Why is Big Boss unwilling to do so?
Jiang Baimian really didn’t understand why Big Boss had completely
relinquished power and only spoke on the radio at the end of the year. She had
even imagined many possibilities from the perspective of a conspiracy theory.
But after learning of the existence of New World powerhouses and their
condition, she no longer had any doubts. She believed that Big Boss was such a
person and that she had already entered the New World and could only return
There were also many reasons not to do a video call. For example, she was
dissatistied with her appearance. Therefore, she doubled dowm on genetic
enhancement research every year. Another example was that her price was an
inferiority complex, making her unwilling to meet people.
But if the premise was that Big Boss was equivalent to a Kalendaria, this would
be better explainable.
Without needing Jiang Baimian and Shang Jianyao to think, Ji Ze spoke on their
“Because Big Boss is a great Kalendaria and only occasionally casts ‘Her gaze
over. I don’t know if your grandparents ever mentioned this to you. In their
era, Big Boss acted this way. Even earlier, Big Boss also didn’t appear when the
company first moved into the underground building. ‘She’ only issued orders
through the board of directors and indirectly showed strength needed to
protect most people.
“All these years, Big Boss has never changed. ‘Her voice hasn’t changed either.
Haven’t you guys noticed?”
Isn’t this because some people make the claim-whether deliberate or
unknowingly-that there’s a successor? In order to obtain the corresponding
authority and fortify their faction, ir’s relatively normal for a successor to
imitate their predecessor’s hairstyle, voice, and posture. This is mentioned in
many Old World books.. Jiang Baimian criticized inwardly.
At this moment, Shang Jianyao also said, “Director Ji, it’s not that I don’t
believe you, but you can’t just say it without evidence.”
He had already returmed to nomal and had a curious expression.
Ji Ze didn’t mind and smiled. “I understand.”
He faced the door beside the supercomputer again and respectfully said, “Thy
mercy be praised!”
Just as Ji Ze said that, the entire hall suddenly turned black.
All the lamps here were clearly lit, but they couldn’t expel the darkness at all.
Jiang Baimian and Shang Jianyao felt like they were being stared at bya
high-ranking existence again.
The blood in their bodies seemed to freeze instantly, and their hearts and
At this moment, the two of them seemed to hear the footsteps of death and the
great melody that extolled an eternal slumber. The memories that
unconsciously flashed through their minds were the prelude to the song.
The next second, the light returned.
Badump! Badump! Badump!
The feeling of death receded like the tide. Shang Jianyao and Jiang Baimian’s
hearts raced, almost jumping out of their throats.
With their rich experience facing a Kalendaria, it wasn’t difficult for them to
conclusion: It was indeed one of the 13 Kalendarium that had been
Furthermore, from the strength characteristics displayed, it was none other
than the Arbiter of Fate.
Shang Jianyao raised his arms and gently rocked a baby in his arms. He
shouted without any scruples, “Newborns are likened unto the sun; life is
what’s most important!
Jiang Baimian was rendered speechless and seriously considered whether she
should do the same.
Upon seeing this, Ji Ze laughed. “Big Boss actually doesn’t like to proselytize.
She’ is more willing to interact with everyone as Pangu Biology’s protector,
company boss, and board chairwoman.
On the one hand, every Kalendaria has their own special hobbies. On the other
hand, it involves certain New World secrets. Therefore, apart from New World
powerhouses and board members, only a few people in management know this
secret for various reasons. This includes Xenny and Mei Shou’an.
“You aren’t part of management yet. According to the rules, your
rresponding memories need to be deleted; this is also your punishment.
“Well, due to your actions today being a result of the importance and love you
place toward the company, you will be exempted from any other punishment.
However, make this your last. Don’t worry; I’ll get the personnel in charge of
the operation to leave you with the memories regarding the Life Ritual parish,
as well as an impression that the company has plans toward the Arbiter of
Fate’s believers, so as to prevent this from happening again.”
This punishment is rather light.. After preliminarily confirming that Big Boss
was the Kalendaria, Arbiter of Fate, Jiang Baimian suddenly felt a little
Many of her previous worries had vanished.
The Life Ritual parish was just a naughty younger brother who refused to study
well and didn’t have the capital or strength. They had long been infiltrated and
was under control.
With a Kalendaria definitely present and a strength far greater than
themselves, Jiang Baimian felt that it wasn’t a bad thing to believe in the
Arbiter of Fate.
All these years, Big Boss had always been one to be hands-off. She had never
seen her make any requests of the employees.
At this thought, Jiang Baimian turned to glance at Shang Jianyao. She was more
worried about this person’s attitude.
Shang Jianyao smiled. “Alright.”
He then pressed his chest and solemnly said, “The night is long; the Arbiter of
Fate blesses thee.”
Ji Ze was rather at ease with the current situation and pointed at the lobby
door. “Go back to the stairwell. Someone will be there waiting to erase your
“Yes, Director ji.” Jiang Baimian and Shang Jianyao looked at each other and
walked out of the hall.
Behind them, the metal sliding door closed inch by inch.
The two of them walked at a moderate pace in silence. Before long, they arrived
at the emergency access entrance at the lowest level.
A man stood here. He wore a dark cap, a blue top, and black pants; his leather
shoes were brand-new and shiny.
“It’s you!” Shang Jianyao said in a tone as though he was meeting an old friend
in a foreign land. “The person who wiped away a portion of my memories back
Yue Qjfan immediately felt a little embarrassed. “Those were all orders from
the Doctor of the Church. It’s the same now. Do you think I want to? I almost
died back then!”
Oh!” Shang Jianyao pointed at his leather shoes and said, “Have you saved
enough contribution points to exchange for new leather shoes?
Yue Qifan couldn’t suppress the urge to argue. “What do you mean by saving up
enough contribution points? I have a lot of contribution points. I just changed
to a more comfortable pair of old shoes for convenience.”
“Then, why didn’t you change it this time? Shang lianyao found a problem in
Yue Qifan snorted. “The order was issued in a rush, and it’s said that there
won’t be any battles.”
Jiang Baimian interrupted their ‘conversation.’ “Let’s begin.”
Yue Qifan nodded, and his dark-brown eyes turned pure black.
On the 640oth floor, in the Order Supervisory Bureau that managed the 20
floors above and below.
Long Yuehong and Bai Chen took their electronic photos and filled in the
application form and personal information forms. Finally, they heard the staff
at the window say, “After you sign your names, the registration is complete.
There’s no actual marriage certificate, but the corresponding information on
your electronic card will be modified to ‘Married.’ You will be assigned a new
room in a week.”
Bai Chen and Long Yuehong glanced at each other, picked up a pen beside
them, and signed their names on the document handed over by the staf.
After completing this step, Long Yuehong mimicked some of the Old World’s
entertainment and spread his arms to Bai Chen. “Happy marriage.”
“Happy marriage.” Bai Chen returned the hug.
On the 647th floor, Room 14.
Jiang Baimian rubbed her head and returned to her seat as team leader. She
sighed with emotion. “We can never underestimate a large faction like the
company that has been running for decades. The problem has long been
Shang Jianyao nodded. “That’s right, that’s right.”
He then leaned back in his chair and massaged his temples. Soon, his figure
appeared in the Sea of Origins.
Shang ianyao quickly split into nine and cast his gaze at the rift that
represented Xiaochong in midair, one that had fused with some white aura.
A figure crawled out-it was another Shang Jianyao.
He looked down at his peers and calmly said, “As long as I don’t completely
crawl over, there’s no danger. Even if I crawl over, it shouldn’t be a problem
since it’s Xiaochong over there.”
“Why did you do that? the ruthless sShang lianyao asked in hatred and disgust.
The other Shang lianyao replied seriously, “I can’t accept the fact that the
company has to tolerate the Life Ritual parish just because everyone is a
believer of the Arbiter of Fate. Uncle Shen and the others won’t die in vain. Ill
never forget it!”
“So you took the risk of implicating everyone and hid in Xiaochong’s rift with
the copied memories?” the ruthless Shang lianyao asked sharply. “Is this your
justice, your abhorrence of evil?
The Shang lianyao frankly admitted, “Yes.”
“Alright, stop arguing. Nothing happened anyway.” “The calm and rational
Shang Jianyao stroked his chin and said, “This matter happened to give me
inspiration–inspiration to clear Room 506’s third psychological trauma.”
The Shang Jianyaos combined into one again and left their room to enter 506.
He skillfully pretended to clear the obstacles and create an explosion before
facing the cold, stiff, and seemingly dead faces.
Shang Jianyao didn’t persuade them; he didn’t attempt to change the attitude
of the people in the Fourth Research Institute’s residential area. Instead, he sat
He frankly said, “There’s nothing wrong with my choice; such an outcome is
inevitable. I just didn’t expect it to be so bad. I don’t pray for everyone to accept
me again. I only plan on chanting sutras to send you off.”
He composed himself and got Zen Master Redemption to take over his body.
Zen Master Redemption looked at the corpse-ike humans, sighed, and
chanted a Buddhist proclamation. “Namo Annutara-Samyak-Subhuti.
As the Buddhist proclamations sounded, the people’s expressions gradually
softened as their eyes slowly closed.
They fell to the ground one after another, and black gas on them seemed to
Toward the end, the Fourth Research Institute’s residential area began to
collapse and fall into an endless darkness.
Shang Jianyao opened his eyes and took the small speaker with a blue bottom
and a black surface. He stroked it for a while before a smile slowly appeared on
At this moment, Long Yuehong and Bai Chen returned to the office.
“Done with the registration? Jiang Baimian asked with a smile.
“That’s right.” Long Yuehong immediately extended an invitation. “Team
Leader, Hey. Let’s have lunch at 12 p.m. this weekend at the 495th floor’s Rec
With enough contribution points, he planned on hosting a wedding with a few
“Sure, sure!” Shang Jianyao had an expectant expression.
Jiang Baimian nodded and smiled. “No problem.”
“Good evening, everyone. I’m Newspoint broadcaster, Hou YI. It’s 8 p.m. now..
Shang Jianyao quietly listened to the radio and lay down. He waited until Room
506’s owner might be dreaming before entering the Mind Corridor and opening
the corresponding door.
In the darkness, countless, dense blood-red eyes opened.
A faint whisper echoed endlessly.
“Not bad. You’ve finally had a nightmare after all my efforts.” Shang lianyao
smiled in relief. He then split into ten and transformed into the people in the
Fourth Research Institute’s residential area.
There was a white-haired old lady, a middle-aged lady with a good bearing,
and a man in gold-rimmed glasses…
The entire dream froze as the pairs of blood-red eyes closed at the same time.
The Shang Jianyaos walked to separate locations in an attempt to make contact
with the room owner’s consciousness.
Ten seconds later, a sharp voice sounded from all directions. “Don’t come
The Shang Jianyaos didn’t stop walking
The voice fell silent for a moment before saying loudly, “Even if I hadn’t done
anything or had chosen not to put up a resistance, all of you would’ve still
The next second, she shouted at the top of her lungs, “Were only livestock
reared by the Kalendarium”
The Shang Jianyaos froze at the same time.
(End of Volume 6-Surprise)