Holistic Fantasy - Chapter 133[Updated at: 2021-01-13 15:54:11]
Tokyo Area, the Holy Palace .
Powerful members of society gathered as they prepared for another conference .
Seitenshi sat at the head of the table as the leader . She placed her hands on her legs while spotting a poker face .
“Did you guys receive a copy of the brief report on the mysterious tremors and phenomena?”
Seitenshi revealed the topic of this meeting without delay .
An aide not far away stood up and he bowed respectfully towards Seitenshi .
“Seitenshi-sama, the civilian unrest has been resolved for now . However, reporters from all the media companies are already on their way to the source of the event . It is my belief that articles on this will be issued in a few more hours . ”
“Good job, keep me up to date . ”
Seitenshi praised her subordinate .
“What about the detailed investigative reports?”
“We are still gathering information on it . ”
A subordinate hurriedly replied .
“Preliminary findings revealed the source of the mysterious tremors in the Outer Zone . We dispatched personnel to investigate before the reporters took action . We should be able to obtain accurate information in a more timely fashion than the media . ”
Seitenshi sighed in relief, this message soothed a bit of the burden she carried .
The mysterious events and the pillar of radiant light left a wake of civilian witnesses .
If she didn’t get to the bottom of that, anxiety would be the least of her worries .
After this series of events, there are people spouting crap like it’s the end of the world or something .
Without appropriate measures, mass panic would set in and cause more chaos within the Tokyo Area .
This is the root of Seitenshi’s unease .
Given the events that transpired, she couldn’t rule out the possibility of it being an omen of worse events to come .
This is why they needed to get to the bottom of this immediately .
If it was a force of nature, they can leak it out without worrying too much about it .
If it’s truly an ominous portent, then, they needed to prepare for whatever that is coming their way . At least, they need to make sure they aren’t taken by surprise .
Firstly, they need to make sure the media didn’t get the scoop before them . That would start a mass panic .
An intelligent-looking girl with glasses entered after knocking on the door . Everyone took notice of her as she entered .
The secretary took out a vibrating phone as she reported to Seitenshi .
“Seitenshi-sama, it’s a call for you . ”
Seitenshi didn’t turn around before she continued .
“After the meeting . ”
The secretary hesitated .
“It’s a call from Guild master Noah . ”
“Guild master Noah?”
She did a 180 as she picked up the phone .
“Hello . ”
A soothing voice came from the other side of the phone, it was a very grim and low tone .
“Do you know where Saitake Sougen lives?”
Seitenshi trembled for a second .
That voice, it was like a gust of air coming from the coldest recesses of hell .
It didn’t sound like the usual Noah and that threw Seitenshi off her balance .
“President Sougen should still be in the hotel…”
“Is that so?”
Noah said nonchalantly . Then he ordered Seitenshi .
“Get in the car, we are going for a second meeting . ”
Sitting with a very uncomfortable look, Seitenshi looked at Noah who is sitting directly across her .
Noah placed his chin on his palm as he stared at the passing sceneries outside . He looked calm but Seitenshi can tell he is very riled up right now, his presence alone is enough to chill the temperature in the car .
Seitenshi asked with an anxious tone .
“Erm, what happened?”
Normally, Seitenshi wouldn’t be able to oblige by Noah’s order even if she wanted to . However, she broke protocol, called off the meeting in order to arrange a second meeting with Sougen .
Ignoring if the guy even wants to see them, there are still unresolved issues at the meeting, she basically ditched her subordinates to do as Noah says .
Noah told her to ignore the other stuff .
Seitenshi trusted Noah despite the flagrant number of red flags .
She delayed the meeting and she called Sougen up for a second meeting .
Noah appeared soon after that as they got ready for a second meeting . He didn’t even give her the security details he’s working on . Suffice to say, Seitenshi wanted to know what is going on here .
Noah turned towards her .
“What is the New Human Creation Plan?”
Seitenshi gasped . She waxed thoughtful for a short while before she replied .
“Besides the New Human Creation Plan, America, Germany, and Australia were working on mechanized soldiers during the time of the Great Gastrea War . ”
Seitenshi continued .
“NEXT is the American counterpart to the New Human Creation Plan, Ayn Rand is the leader of this research program . ”
Noah repeated the name as he carved it into his memories . He landed his sights on Seitenshi .
“This project, are cursed children dragged into this too?”
“You mean modifications on cursed children?”
Seitenshi looked genuinely surprised as she shook her head .
“No, only terminally filled or doomed humans are offered to take part in the program, how can cursed children be modified?”
She had a point, the process of conversion to a mechanized human is excruciatingly painful, it would be a travesty to human rights to drag a perfectly healthy and fine human into this .
Plus, cursed children are very resilient to diseases and injuries, barring extraordinary physical harm, it’s impossible to kill them . In other words, there is a 0% chance that a cursed child would be so grievously harmed to be allowed entry to this program .
This meant that someone out there experimented on cursed children to create mechanized cursed children .
They used their surgical knives on perfectly healthy cursed children!
To complete this modification, they most likely used varanium-enhanced alloys to cut and maim cursed children .
“The chances of successfully completing an operation and the subsequent survival of the subject is extremely low . This is even more unlikely if Varanium were used in the process, the survival chance is astronomically low . ”
Seitenshi said with a very grave look on her face .
“I shudder to think how many cursed children died on the surgical table in order to complete this task . ”
Noah’s eyes flashed with a cold glint, he couldn’t hold back his own hostility from leaking out .
The elevator door slowly opened as Noah and Seitenshi looked at the person on the couch .
There are four bodyguards in suit around Sougen, he stood at attention, unlike his cocky self during their first meeting . Noah and Seitenshi looked into the dictator’s eyes .