Chapter 96 Let Himmel Soan Speak
The high-ranking officials in other countries couldn’t wait to laugh at Moon.
“Patriarch, the public is furious. They’re demanding that you give them an explanation!”
“Go away!” Himmel Soan was working on the energy converter and the element extractor. He didn’t know where the spiritual essence originated from. However, he could speculate.
Since spiritual essence could be generated by the human body, it had to come from one of the two sources: external or internal.
If it were a combination of the two, things would be more complicated.
Spiritual essence was definitely not a mixture of various types of energy. However, the spiritual essence released by cultivators was a compound substance. It sounded confusing, but it was, in fact, quite straightforward.
One would feel refreshed and uplifted when they came to places with beautiful scenery and fresh air. That was the effect of spiritual essence.
Being a cultivator, Himmel Soan was the most qualified to speak on this subject.
All cultivators would find places with great spiritual essence to cultivate. Spiritual essence lodes would be ideal for the task. That was the spiritual essence of the natural world.
Martial arts practitioners would absorb such spiritual essence before releasing them, which would become a formidable force.
The spiritual essence released was different from the energy that was absorbed.
Cultivators’ dantian could refine the natural spiritual essence, making it more potent and effective. The processed spiritual essence could heal wounds, destroy mountains, defend the body, and enable one to fly.
The processed spiritual essence was what Himmel Soan needed.
However, he needed to figure out how to process and refine it outside the human body.
He could see the structure of his dantian and the course the spiritual essence took inside him, but he had yet to figure out the principle behind it.
He had reached a critical stage when Warren stumbled in, telling him that he needed to offer an explanation.
Of course, he got angry.
“I said, go away!”
“Yes…” Warren lowered his head and left the room.
After he was gone, Himmel Soan picked up his phone and checked some comments online. He sighed.
It wasn’t easy to make people trust the underground shelters and the space cannon. However, all the outstanding achievements in history had to go through difficulties, and it always took time for the general public to accept new ideas.
He would have explained to the public if he hadn’t been so busy. He knew how vital public opinion was. He would be in big trouble if the people lost faith in him.
But something else was more important at the moment—the lives of people on Earth.
Without the space cannon, the energy cannon alone could never destroy the meteorite. If he wasted time explaining to the public now and couldn’t build the space cannon in the end, he really would become the sinner of the human race.
He knew he was onto something and was so close to getting it right. All he needed was an epiphany, and he would figure out the principle of spiritual essence. He would explain to the public after that.
120 hours to go.
After the “Himmel Soan the sinner” topic, something else went viral.
“No reply from Himmel Soan. Tacit admission.”
Winish people wrote, “It’s been ten hours, and that Himmel Soan hasn’t said a word.”
Soilians wrote, “I heard he’s only twenty years old. What can he possibly know? How can he be a scientist?”
Woodians wrote, “Bullshit! He’s just a fraud! His scam will get all the Moonians killed!”
Flamians wrote, “Himmel Soan is an idiot. Moonians, please wake up and face reality. Flamia is building arks as well, and we still have room left. We welcome you to join us. Although our countries have had some issues in the past, the human race should stick together in a global catastrophe like this. Free feel to come to Flamia.”
Goldians wrote, “Flamia is so generous! Moon is our neighbor. Although we don’t have the most advanced arks, they can still provide some protection. We welcome Moonians to join us.”
Pantherese wrote, “I thought Himmel Soan would make an explanation, but ten hours have passed, and he has remained silent! My fellow Pantherese, our allied country is in trouble, and we must give them a hand! I hope the Moonians will stop trusting Himmel Soan and start building arks! They can join us any time!”
Moonians wrote, “Mr. Soan, we respect you, but why are you doing this? Why won’t you say something? Are you afraid now? Is it so hard to answer our questions? The whole world is questioning your plan, and all we need is your guarantee, even if it’s not genuine. However, you won’t speak a word! Why? I’m so disappointed!”
“Bah! Stop calling him Mr. Himmel Soan! I knew it! The underground shelters aren’t reliable! The whole world is building arks, but we’re still following that old fool’s order! He’s a fraud! I don’t care. I’m going to Neige. I don’t have any money, but I have faith in Neige. They won’t let me die! They’ll save a spot for me on the arks! I don’t mind washing dishes or cleaning the floor!”
“Shut up! You can’t insult Mr. Himmel Soan! He’s 200 years old!”
“That’s not an excuse! Plus, no one knows if he really is that old! There’s no way to verify! Even if he’s 2,000 years old, he still can’t risk the lives of all Moonians! Maybe he’s too old to think straight. He can’t keep up with modern technology and can only come up with outdated methods! Why do you have to listen to him?”
“That’s a harsh thing to say, but it makes sense! What? Is the Soan empire still killing people now? So be it! I have to speak my mind even if they kill me! Himmel Soan is an old fool! Our country will be destroyed if we keep following him! We need arks!”
“Patriarch, we can’t control the public opinion anymore! Please say something!” Warren walked back and forth outside the lab.
Henry and Gordon were even more anxious. They had been pacing around for hours, but Himmel Soan wouldn’t open the door.
Suddenly, they heard Himmel Soan’s laughter. Finally, he had figured out the principle of refining spiritual essence.
Once the most challenging part was over, the rest would be much easier.