Chapter 44: Enhanced Gene Potion
Fang Heng followed Qiu Yaokang into another room at the end of the basement.
In the middle of the room was a metal door frame that looked like an airport security check.
On the door frame were more than a dozen wires of various sizes and colours.
The other end of the wire was connected to a large machine at the side.
Qiu Yaokang did a demonstration in front of Fang Heng and walked through the door frame.
“It’s your turn.”
Fang Heng felt that Vettel was right. This friend of his must have a little problem with his brain.
Qiu Yaokang urged.
Fang Heng shrugged. He modelled after Qiu Yaokang and walked through the door frame.
“Beep Beep Beep Beep…”
Just as he passed through the metal door frame, the alarm sounded.
Fang Heng turned around and looked at Qiu Yaokang blankly.
“I told you, something is wrong with you.”
Qiu Yaokang had expected this.
He walked to the large machine beside him and checked the data report on the screen.
“Recently, I’ve heard people say that after a zombie dies, there is a very small probability that it will leave a crystal with special energy in its body. Some people with special physiques can absorb this crystal.”
“I call this crystal the mutation crystal.”
“I’m not sure if it’s a form of mutation.”
“The effect of the mutation crystal on the human body remains to be seen. From the information I’ve gathered so far, the mutation crystal has a positive effect on the human body.”
Fang Heng muttered in his heart.
“The people with special physiques that you mentioned should all be ‘players’, right?”
“You must have absorbed the mutation crystals to cause the mutation of your body.”
Qiu Yaokang raised his head and looked at Fang Heng.
“The degree of the mutation of your body is quite high. Your various physiques are also higher than ordinary people, especially your perceptive ability.”
“Yes, because my level is high.”
Fang Heng continued to mumble in his heart.
“You must have absorbed a large number of mutation crystals.”
Qiu Yaokang stared at Fang Heng.
“Am I right? Answer me.”
“You guessed right.”
Fang Heng only wanted to end this mission as soon as possible. As he spoke, he took out an evolution crystal fragment from his backpack and threw it at Qiu Yaokang.
“By the way, we call this thing evolution crystal fragment.”
Qiu Yaokang’s eyes lit up.
He was very interested in crystals. He took the crystal fragment and observed it.
“I’ve done a lot of research and killed a lot of zombies. This is the first time I’ve seen this crystal structure with my own eyes.”
“Of course, NPCs wouldn’t drop crystals when they killed zombies.”
Fang Heng answered in his heart.
“I think you’re not very lucky.”
Qiu Yaokang kept the crystal. He turned around, took out a small bottle of green potion from somewhere and threw it at Fang Heng.
Fang Heng took the bottle that flew over.
Looking at the description, Fang Heng’s heart skipped a beat.
[Hint: You have obtained an item-modified zombie strength-enhanced gene potion.]
Item: Modified zombie strength-enhanced gene potion.
Creator: Qiu Yaokang.
Description 1: A potion made from the zombie virus. After use, it can permanently increase strength attribute by 1 point (this potion can be used repeatedly and can increase strength attribute by up to 5 points).
Description 2: Using this potion will cause the player’s gene state to become unstable. The player will gain a negative state: “Gene Chaos”. After each use, the player’s gene state will increase by 10%-30% and when it reaches 80%, the player will be directly infected by the zombie virus, resulting in death.
Description 3: The player can eliminate this status by consuming the evolution crystal.
“I want this crystal. I never take other people’s things for free. This can be considered a reward.”
Fang Heng was overjoyed when he heard this.
Players could also make similar drugs, but at least in the middle and later stages of the game. Moreover, the materials needed to make these drugs were many and complicated, and the success rate was not high.
In the past servers, these potions and the raw materials for these potions were firmly controlled by the big game guilds and gaming companies.
Fang Heng directly raised his head and gulped down the potion.
[Hint: You have taken the modified zombie strength-enhancing gene potion. Your basic strength point +1.]
[Hint: If you take this potion multiple times, the effect will gradually decrease.]
[Hint: You have obtained the “Gene Chaos” state.]
[Hint: Your “Gene Chaos” state has been increased to 13%.]
[Hint: You can use 13 evolution crystal fragments or one complete evolution crystal to eliminate this state.]
“Help me pass on a message to Vettel. I need him to help me collect more of these crystals. I will need them for my next research.”
Qiu Yaokang rubbed his chin and said, “As for the reward…”
After finishing the bottle of potion, Fang Heng still wanted more.
He interrupted, “Do you still have those modified potions?”
Qiu Yaokang raised his head and looked at Fang Heng.
“There are still some flaws in this potion. If you use it many times, you’ll be at risk of being infected by the zombie virus. You can check your arm.”
Hearing that, Fang Heng pulled up his protective suit and checked his arm.
He found that a greenish-grey colour unique to zombies had appeared on his arm from his wrist.
The greenish-grey colour gradually rose and spread to his arm. It looked a little scary.
Fang Heng was not worried at all. He had a lot of evolution crystal fragments with him. He could easily use them to eliminate the status.
“I understand. I understand the negative effect of the potion. I can exchange the evolution crystal fragments with you. Do you think these are enough?”
Fang Heng took out a bunch of evolution crystal fragments from his backpack. He placed them on his palm and handed them to Qiu Yaokang.
Qiu Yaokang’s calm face finally showed a moment of surprise.
He looked at Fang Heng and wondered how he could get so many crystals.
“If it’s not enough, I still have more.”
“The first step requires at least 100 crystal fragments. If you…”
“Alright, I’ll give you 200.”
Fang Heng still had nearly 400 mutated crystal fragments left in his backpack.
He had been vexed on how he could get rid of them.
Now, he could use these fragments to exchange for potions that could directly increase his attributes. It was too profitable!
“Alright, I’ve already told you about the side effects of using potions. You come with me.”
Qiu Yaokang and Fang Heng returned to the previous laboratory together.
He opened the password-protected freezer in the corner and took out the box containing twenty bottles of the potion.
“This type of potion is my latest research result. Because of the raw materials used in creating this potion, it can not be mass-produced. As the number of uses increases, the effect of the potion will gradually weaken until it is completely ineffective.”
“Currently, there are three types of potions: strength, agility and physique. There are also side effects. For an ordinary person, the limit is three doses of the potion. If he continues to take more doses, there will be a great risk of being infected by the zombie virus.”
“Risk of being infected by the virus? I’m not afraid! I have a lot of evolution crystal fragments at hand!”
Fang Heng thought to himself as he looked at the box of potions, his eyes glowing with delight..