994 A Chance Encounter
The Phoenix Hotel was located in a rather remote area whereby there were no decent shopping malls around. Lin Huang thought about it. He figured that he would be staying there for a few days since it would be more convenient for him to stay somewhere more crowded. Eventually, he did not stay at the same hotel as Yang Ling did. Instead, he found a hotel in the central zone of the foothold a hundred meters away.
The hotel that he picked was called the Homing Hotel. It was located in the most bustling zone of the Bronze Crow City. The biggest business district of the city was just downstairs. There was everything from food to entertainment, and it was crowded.
Lin Huang did not enjoy the crowd; he just wanted convenience.
Although he would most probably stay in the hotel to practice his sword skills these few days, he did not want to rule out the sudden urge to take a look outside. Moreover, even if he was going to order delivery in, the choice of food around the Homing Hotel was much wider compared to the hotel Yang Ling was staying at.
Just when he had checked in at the front desk, he could not help but raise his brow when he saw the people who were walking out of the elevator. He turned around naturally and began talking to one of the guests in an attempt to be friendly.
"Uncle, your jacket is pretty cool. Where did you get it?"
The man was an uncle who looked over 60 years old and was dressed rather fashionable. He was excited to hear Lin Huang ask about his attire.
"You've sharp eyes, kid. I designed and made it myself…"
Lin Huang nodded and smiled as he listened to the uncle ramble on about the story and process of making clothes.
He only interrupted the man's story when the people who walked out of the elevator left the hotel and were nowhere in sight. "I'm sorry, uncle, I thought of something that I need to do all of a sudden. I'll talk to you some other time."
"Our old man can't stop talking whenever he talks about making clothes. Ignore him, kid. Go do your stuff." The woman who looked like she was in her 50's next to the uncle patted her companion's shoulder, signaling him to stop talking.
"It's great that you have something you're passionate about," Lin Huang said while smiling. He walked to the elevator after saying goodbye to the couple.
When he walked into the elevator, he squinted slightly.
"Never would I have thought that I'd be staying at the same hotel with the people from God Bless. Hmm, this is interesting."
The few people who walked out of the elevator earlier were God Bless members. The reason Lin Huang recognized them at first glance was that there had been tons of information about them in the memory of the middle-aged man who was monitoring the dimensional portal, including their appearances.
Lin Huang picked the room on the 188th floor, which was the top floor of the Homing Hotel.
The elevator finally arrived at the 188th floor after traveling upward for almost half a minute.
Soon, he found his room and entered after swiping the key card.
He called out to Bloody right after he shut the door, "I saw people from God Bless."
"Me too," Bloody said after coming out of Lin Huang's sleeve, "A demigod and two imperial-level purple gold-rank members."
"The demigod is called Shen Yu. He's the person-in-charge of God Bless's second branch in Division 3. The other two imperial-level purple gold-rank powerhouses are members from the second branch too. According to the man's memory, there were one demigod and four imperial-level purple gold-rank powerhouses from the second branch this time. There should be another two imperial-level purple gold-rank powerhouses guarding at the hotel."
"I think we can eavesdrop on what exactly they're up to in Bronze Crow City." Lin Huang grinned.
"I thought you didn't want to create trouble." Bloody could not help but ask, "Didn't you say that you'd leave right after Yang Ling was done with the unlocking and that you wanted nothing to do with this?"
"Since we're staying in the same hotel, it doesn't matter if I eavesdrop conveniently." Lin Huang replied righteously, "Since I'm bored these few days, I'll just treat it as story time."
"Do it your way then. They'll find out about my Leech Pods," Bloody said feeling a little helpless.
"They wouldn't find out about us as soon as we cast parasites on them." Lin Huang smirked.
"What do you mean? Did you find out which rooms they're staying in?"
"I scanned the two imperial-level purple gold-rank members who are guarding in the hotel with Divine Telekinesis." Since Lin Huang knew how the duo looked like, he found out about their coordinates simply with his Divine Telekinesis. "They're staying in the king suite on the 100th floor. There's a huge viewing aquarium in the living room with quite a number of fish monsters in it."
"Indeed, they won't find out about the parasites if we cast them on the fish monsters. The energy wave in the monsters will mask the Leech Pods' energy wave," Bloody explained, "But the problem is, they'll find out about my Leech Pods in the process of casting the parasites. You must know that the radius of an imperial-level purple gold-rank powerhouse's territory is over 100 kilometers. They can clearly sense it whenever there's an energy wave that's out of the ordinary within the range of their territory."
The Territory skill was slow in detecting idle objects, they would simply appear as clouds of black silhouettes. Including human and monsters, their faces could not be seen; only their shapes could be projected. However, a moving object's trajectory course could be easily captured. Including energy waves, it was as glaring as a beam of light in the dark when the Territory skill was unleashed.
The reason Bloody could not use its Leech Pods was that they contained a tiny amount of energy. Though tiny, they drew attention just like fireflies within a powerhouse's territory. Bloody could block the detection if the person's combat strength was lower than itself. However, they were going up against imperial-level purple gold-rank powerhouses. The powerhouses would definitely find out as soon as Bloody released its Leech Pods.
"If we can't do direct parasitization using Leech Pods, we might be able to do it another way." Lin Huang squinted slightly. "For instance, through the hotel staff… I remember you have an infectious parasite ability, don't you?"
"I think I know what we should do now." Lin Huang's suggestion made Bloody's eyes light up as it came up with a plan immediately.
After discussing through voice transmission, Lin Huang activated his Emperor's Heart Ring and called the front office of the hotel.
"Hi, Mr. Lin. May I know if there's anything that we can assist you with?" sang a sweet front desk attendant's voice.
"The toilet in my bathroom is clogged. Please get someone to fix it now," Lin Huang answered while sitting on the couch.
"Is your room number No. 188021?"
"Sure, I'll make the arrangements right away."
In less than three minutes after the conversation with the front desk attendant, someone rang his door.
A young man asked with a smile after Lin Huang opened the door, "Hi, are you Mr. Lin? Did you call about the clogged toilet?"
"Oh, yes. Please come in." Lin Huang nodded and extended his hand.
The young plumber was stunned, but he shook Lin Huang's hand anyway.
While they shook hands, Bloody's tentacle stretched from his sleeve and tapped on the plumber's palm lightly. The plumber turned into a parasitical puppet right away.
Then, Bloody controlled the plumber to stroll into the living room while Lin Huang closed the door.
It only took a moment for Bloody to read all of the plumber's memory.
"The virus parasite that I'm using is a microbial-level parasite. There's no energy reaction, but it can only be contracted through skin contact," Bloody explained to Lin Huang through voice transmission, "I can control this young man to infect the other hotel staff he knows. The parasite's pathogen will spread continuously from him, so it should take less than an hour to infect all of the staff in the hotel."
"Yes, the first step has been very successful. Let's proceed with the rest of the plan that we discussed." Lin Huang nodded. He could not help but secretly be in awe with how terrifying the parasite species of monster could be.