At the same time, Gu Yuanzhao, after dealing with military affairs, received a video call request from the Chairman of the Gambling Guild.
He accepted it immediately, and on the screen, he saw that the Chairman had a grave expression. Just two days had passed, yet the Chairman’s face seemed to have aged a bit more.
Gu Yuanzhao activated the signal blocking device then stared at him with his dark eyes. “Chairman, it seems you’ve made a discovery.”
The Chairman of the Gambling Guild started solemnly, “I found remnants of mental power in Ying Wenfeng’s body, indicating that he was indeed manipulated by mental power into committing sucde.”
Gu Yuanzhao’s expression turned serious as well. “Then the perpetrator—”
The Chairman of the Gambling Guild shook his head gently. “Based on the remnants of mental power, none of them match the mental power samples left by the three when they entered the upper echelons of the Gambling Guild.”
A person’s mental power level couldn’t change after birth, and this was something that was well known throughout the empire.
It was only someone like Bai Jing, who improved his level by absorbing energy that was considered an ‘anomaly’. Fortunately, Gu Yun’s information listed his mental power level as S level, and Bai Jing had already faded from the public eye.
There was also the kind of mutation caused by intense cosmic radiation.
However the probability of such mutations were extremely low and had a significant element of randomness.
And once failed, it would lead to incurable genetic mutations due to the extremely high radiation.
A long time ago, the Fifth Research Institute had conducted experiments using a large number of slum dwellers to study methods of enhancing mental power. However it was quickly halted because of the high mortality rate.
Then later, protective devices were installed in areas where radiation exceeded normal levels on each planet, which were then guarded by specialized soldiers. These areas were known as ‘Forbidden Zones’, and no one was allowed to enter.
Gu Yuanzhao’s brows furrowed. “Are you saying….. ?”
Could it be that the murderer wasn’t one of those three?
However based on the circumstances at the time, that seemed impossible.
No one could hide under the gaze of someone with 3S level mental power and remain undetected.
The eyes of the Chairman of the Gambling Guild gleamed with a cold light. “I suspect that one of those three has experimented with mental power mutation, and it’s very likely that they have succeeded.”
And this conclusion, was even more terrifying than Ying Wenfeng being controlled by mental power to commit sucde!
The Empire had banned this type of experiment centuries ago, but someone had now succeeded in the mutation, indicating that someone was secretly conducting this experiment and had achieved preliminary success.
If that person behind the scenes wanted to control the Empire’s high-ranking officials and aristocrats with mental power, then it would be disastrous.
Gu Yuanzhao obviously also understood the gravity of the situation. “I will report this to the military and the royal family as soon as possible and at the same time, notify the family heads so they can take precautions.”
The Chairman of the Gambling Guild sighed, “Alright, I’ll leave it to you then.”
Having lived for so long, he knew certain secrets that others couldn’t fathom.
Even if this mental power experiment succeeded, it would come with severe aftereffects. Otherwise, why would they have stopped it back then?
They wouldn’t have halted it just because slum dwellers were dying.
Because even if all the people in the slums died, it didn’t matter to those aristocrats.
The ultimate reason was because the person who had mutated successfully hadn’t been able to handle the torment any longer and had slaughtered everyone in the Fifth Research Institute, leaving no one alive.
That, was all there was to it.
However the fact remained that that person still hadn’t succeeded in their mutation.
This incident was known as the ‘905 Mutation Tragedy’, and the records had since been destroyed.
In the past two days, Gu Yuanzhao had become busy again, and so had little time to accompany Bai Jing in mecha battle, rarely coming home in the evenings.
Bai Jing understood. After all, his boyfriend was a Major General of the Empire and the heir of the Gu Conglomerate, so he definitely had a lot of responsibilities.
Fortunately, his boyfriend had recorded their last two battles, so he could watch them anytime and identify and correct his weaknesses.
As for [Assassin], the one he intended to challenge, Bai Jing did some research on her.
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