God and Devil World - Chapter 221-230
Chapter 221: Killing Chen Hongye
Larman’s expression changed a few times, as he struggled a while before replying solemnly: “Chen Hongye! I’m sorry, I’m now Yue Zhong’s subordinate. I need to follow the code of professionalism! Guys, take up your weapons, and prepare to take the enemies of Boss down!”
Hearing his orders, the 30-plus ex-Judgement Corps members hollered once, before taking up their weapons and started to fire at the 20 elite members of Chen Hongye’s troops.
Under the intense and fierce firepower of the 30 or so soldiers, 4 of the elites under Chen Hongye were immediately killed.
The remaining 16 experts of Chen Hongye immediately dove for cover.
Chen Hongye’s eyes flashed with desperation: “Damn!! Larman, have you forgotten the honour and glory of the mighty Kingdom of God? We should pledge loyalty to that, isn’t it?!”
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed with a chilly gaze, as he suppressed his pain, and raised his stinger at Chen Hongye’s head: “Chen Hongye! As a Chinese, you dare become a foreigner’s dog. You deserve to die!”
Chen Hongye’s face turned ugly, before he disappeared in a black light, and appeared 10m away from his original spot.
“What’s so bad about it!! The foreigners can give me more money! I get better treatment with them as well, so what’s bad about being their dog! Within our country, people like us who have no background, aren’t we also the dogs of people with background? Being a dog to power and prestige is better than leading life as a normal person!!”
“The fact that this Daddy became a dog for the foreigners, even the officials in our country have to be deferential to me! As a foreigner’s dog, I’m seen as a higher position than those in our country! What are the normal people in our country considered? Nothing more than ants! If a rich kid accidentally killed someone, nothing will happen to him. However, if the person that died happened to be a foreigner’s dog, the entire government and police force will come after that rich kid!”
“Yue Zhong! Those who stay within the country aim to be officials! Elites! Celebrities! Famous people! Those with capabilities all aim to go overseas anyway! I’m just going with the flow! Yue Zhong, the Kingdom of God is not something you can afford to stand up to! Come with me and be a foreigner’s dog, if we combine our forces, we can become an overseer of the Asia region!!” Chen Hongye had a twisted and feverish expression as he spoke loudly.
When Chen Hongye was younger, his sister had been raped by a government official’s son before. However, because he had worn a condom, just based on that ridiculous reason, he had managed to dodge the punishment and judgement of the law. From that moment on, Chen Hongye’s personality became twisted, and worked hard to slog for the foreigners. After the apocalypse, the first thing he did was to join the Kingdom of God, and worked wholeheartedly for them.
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed coldly as he activated his Shadow Steps, and wielded his Black Tooth Blade, slashing it at Chen Hongye: “Chen Hongye! If you want to be a dog, that’s your problem! I couldn’t care less about your past! I just know that since you’re in my way, you’re my enemy! So, you have to die!”
Chen Hongye’s eyes flashed with a look of pity, as he raised his blade to block Yue Zhong’s attack: “What a shame! Yellow-skinned people are really a lower lifeform! You still won’t listen!!”
As they exchanged blows, the force of the collision knocked Yue Zhong back by one step, his Strength could not compare to Chen Hongye.
Chen Hongye laughed out grimly, as he stepped forward: “With this little bit of strength? And you want my life? What confidence.”
At this time, 3 sharp bone spikes shot out from Yue Zhong’s waist towards Chen Hongye’s own waist.
Chen Hongye’s face fell, and the Black Swiss Blade in his hands shot out a few blade beams, splitting the 3 bone spikes apart.
Yue Zhong took the chance to slash towards Chen Hongye’s body.
As he hadn’t recovered from the previous strike, he gritted his teeth and forcefully used his left shoulder to block the attack.
The moment Yue Zhong’s blade landed on the left shoulder, his 6-times Strength exploded, causing Chen Hongye to fly back 5 metres.
Chen Hongye’s left shoulder had a few broken bones, and the Type 2 Mutant Beast hide on his shoulder had a little tear as well. He endured the pain as he though: “Damn! That bastard’s strong!!”
Yue Zhong’s attack did not stop there, as his movements flowed one after another like water. His pupils narrowed, and he activated his [Art of Fear]. A powerful Spiritual blast bombarded Chen Hongye’s consciousness.
Chen Hongye was instantly enveloped by a horrifying illusion, causing his body to stop still.
In the next moment, a sharp bone spike came from behind Yue Zhong, piercing Chen Hongye in between his brows, and nailing him to the ground.
“The Chief is dead!!”
“Beast!! We must seek revenge for Chief!!”
“Kill them all!! We must avenge Chief!!”
The remaining soldiers became enraged when they saw their Chief killed, as they roared out and started charging at Yue Zhong. These were the closest aides to Chen Hongye, and were loyal to a fault. They had turned mad with his death.
Yue Zhong looked at them, and his eyes flashed with a cold light, ordering White Bones: “Kill them!”
White Bones leapt towards these soldiers, and its right hand opened, shooting 5 bone spikes out, piercing the heads of 5 of the soldiers, killing them instantly.
Yue Zhong raised his Stinger and opened fire on the other soldiers.
Following the sounds of gunshots, 3 of them had their heads blasted to smithereens and their lifeless corpses fell to the floor.
As they witness this, 3 of the Elders retreated to nearby cover.
White Bones charged into the midst of the remaining shoulders, executing its whirlwind move again, and some of the beasts that were summoned from the summoner inside the group were immediately shredded. It also held out its huge axe, instantly slashing the stomach of the summoner, separating his legs from his upper body.
One Caster-class Enhancer was in the middle of a chant, when a sharp bone spike pierced his brain and nailed him to a wall behind.
In a short span of less than a minute, the frenzied soldiers of Chen Hongye were all killed by White Bones, as broken bones and fresh blood were all over the ground.
From behind a cover, one of the Hong Triads’ Elder called out: “Yue Zhong!! We’re willing to surrender! Please promise our wellbeing!!”
By now the struggle was over, Chen Hongye had perished at Yue Zhong’s hands, they had no hope of obtaining victory anymore. Therefore, they chose the wisest choice available. They were not steadfast soldiers that would die for Chen Hongye after all, and they had their own plans.
Yue Zhong replied casually: “Fine! As long as you surrender! I can guarantee no harm would come to you! But if you guys think of resisting, then you’ll have to pay the price!! Come out!”
There were Mutant Beasts everywhere, and if he could gain the aid of 3 more experts, it would make his job easier as well.
The 3 Elders came out from behind the cover after exchanging looks, as they came in front of Yue Zhong.
The 3 Elders all bowed to Yue Zhong, with a slightly perturbed manner: “Wei Hua Ning (Wu Wen Sheng, Gan Chi Hai) greets Boss Yue!!”
Yue Zhong had a broken left arm, and the 3 Elders were uncertain if Yue Zhong would blame them for it. In this world, the strong often oppressed the weak, with no reason at all sometimes.
Yue Zhong ordered the 3 of them: “Wei Hua Ning, Wu Wen Sheng, Gan Chi Hai, the 3 of you will become Larman’s subordinates temporarily, and defend this place. As long as there’s no breach, I’ll consider it as a merit, and after the battle, I will reward you accordingly.”
These 3 Elders had just surrendered, and we’re naturally untrustworthy, but Yue Zhong couldn’t care about such. He was in dire need of experts, and he had no qualms using whoever he could get his hands on.
If Chen Hongye’s soldiers had not been so stubborn and loyal, Yue Zhong had in fact planned to absorb them.
“Yes! Boss Yue!!” Hearing his orders, the 3 Elders heaved a sigh of relief, and knew that Yue Zhong would not harm them since he needed them. Earlier, the viciousness of White Bones and Yue Zhong had left them with a deep impression, and they did not dare harbor any ill intent.
Chen Hongye’s Shattering Cut could penetrate even the hide of a Type 3 Mutant Beast, its power was obviously immeasurable. In the past, no one could even defend against that strike from him. Although Yue Zhong had lost an arm, he was still alive, and managed to turn the tide to strike back at Chen Hongye, exhibiting his might in the meantime.
Wei Hua Ning hesitated a while, before warning Yue Zhong: “Boss Yue! You must be wary of Di Ya!! He’s filled with killing intent against you! This time, Chen Hongye had hidden amongst his troops to infiltrate the town to ambush you.”
Yue Zhong’s pupils narrowed: “So it was him!!”
Yue Zhong did not falter as he replied: “I got it! Go on with your business!”
It was a crucial period right now, and even if Yue Zhong knew that Di Ya had been in cahoots with Chen Hongye, he could not do anything. If 2 tigers were to fight, both would definitely be injured, even if he killed Di Ya now, he would be short of one more cannon fodder for the Mutant Beasts.
Wei Hua Ning made his way to the frontlines after replying: “Yes!”
At a distance, within the post of the Heavenly Dragon Triad, the experts were displaying their own abilities, keeping the Mutant Beasts at bay.
A huge wall of earth condensed out of mid air, and blocked various parts, leaving only narrow alleys. When those Mutant Beasts followed the paths, they were immediately culled by the experts of the Heavenly Dragon Triad.
There was an expert who also possessed the [Ground Manipulation] skill, and he could use it to change the way the ground looked. As long as his Spirit did not run out, he could maintain the shape for a decent amount of time.
“Did he succeed?” Di Ya looked towards Yue Zhong’s direction as he muttered.
“Chief! Don’t worry! Chen Hongye is definitely not simple. Even if he failed, Yue Zhong would not be in any good shape. Regardless, we will not have suffered!” A short, ugly man chuckled beside Di Ya. This wretched-looking man was Di Ya’s adviser, Song Xin.
Chapter 222: The Situation Gradually Collapses!
Right at this time, a Type 2 Black-Scaled Ferocious Boar came crashing into the huge earth walls like a tank, causing a deep booming sound to resonate outwards. The maze that was created by the high level Enhancer immediately collapsed.
The Type 2 Black-Scaled Ferocious Boar continued its charge into the camp of the Heavenly Dragon Triad, squashing anything that came in its way. A few of the soldiers who were standing near the earth wall hunting the Mutant Beasts were instantly grounded into meat paste.
The Type 2 Black-Scaled Ferocious Boar was among the higher level Type 2 Mutant Beasts, and the moment it entered the midst of the humans, it opened its mouth to let out an astonishing shriek that caused the ground to shudder.
A large soundwave pulsated outwards with the Type 2 Black-Scaled Ferocious Boar as the epicentre, and in an instant, all those Summoner-types and Spirit-types Enhancers without adequate Endurance were instantly killed by the soundwave.
The remaining Enhancers were also not spared, suffering varying forms of giddiness and blood flowed from their orifices, their movements dulled.
At that moment, a number of Black-Scaled Boars immediately charged towards the humans like tanks, causing a path of destruction as they squashed everything in their path, turning more than 20-over Enhancers into meat paste.
The moment the Type 2 Black-Scaled Ferocious Boar had breached the defences and launched its soundwave attack, it had decimated over 20% of the Heavenly Dragon Triad, and was still rampaging about their camp.
When the Mutant Boar group just breached the camp, there was a huge earthquake, and a terrifying explosion instantly pulverized the numerous Black-Scaled Boars.
This was one of the last line of defences arranged by the Heavenly Dragon Triad. Di Ya wasn’t an idiot, and since he had ties with the military of Guilin City, he naturally possessed some talents who could create firepower ammunition. Explosives were one of his various means.
After the dust settled, a number of bungalows had collapsed, and there was Mutant Beast blood everywhere.
Seeing this, the people of the Heavenly Dragon Triad heaved a sigh of relief.
“Snakes!! There’re many snakes!!” Right at this moment, one of the Enhancers who possessed the [Night Vision] ability shouted out in terror, his face turning pale.
At almost the same moment, a huge horde of Mutant Snakes of all sizes and colours flew through the air as they landed amongst the Enhancers of the Heavenly Dragon Triad.
Some of the larger snakes were a few metres long, while the smaller ones could be as small as 20 cm, and they made their way towards the Heavenly Dragon Triad members by slithering through the rubble and buildings.
“Ah!!! I’ve been bitten!” One of the experts suddenly shrieked in agony, a 20 cm small snake with a green and grayish body appearing on his leg. He panicked and swiped towards the snake with his blade.
The small Mutant Snake slithered away quickly, dodging the blow from the Heavenly Dragon Triad member.
At the next moment, the right leg of the expert started to swell quickly, as a dark energy started to bloat up in his body.
“Save me!! Save….” The expert had only time to shout out twice, before slumping to the floor, dead.
“There’re snakes here too!!”
Amongst the Heavenly Dragon Triad, there were screams being uttered everywhere, as the snakes came out from all sorts of covers and corners, and they had suddenly launched their assault, causing multiple casualties.
One of the Elder quickly came to Di Ya’s side as he asked nervously: “Boss!! What do we do? If we continue fighting, the brothers will all die soon!!”
By this time, the Heavenly Dragon Triad had been forced to their last resort. The 5 Evolvers that they had saved as their last trump card were currently already deployed at the frontlines, and through their joint efforts, they were barely keeping the large Mutant Beasts at bay.
However, no matter how strong the Evolvers were, they had a limit to their Stamina and Spirit, and everyone present was extremely clear on the extreme situation they were in. Collapse was just a matter of time!!
Di Ya replied in an incensed manner: “What else can we do!! Hold on!! Go tell Ji Qing and the rest, they had better hang on! Once we make it past this crisis, I’ll give them whatever they want back at Guilin City!!”
In the past, there were many Mutant Beast hordes that attacked the small town as well, but each time, the humans had made use of traps, fortifications and combat ability to retreat. This time, the difference of the attack was that it was launched by almost every single type of Mutant Beast horde out there. It wasn’t just a single assault led by a Type 2 Mutant Beast, but rather, wave after wave of attack, making it incredibly hard to defend against.
Di Ya was filled with dread facing this never ending Mutant Beast horde, and one of the Strength-based Evolver had already been dismembered by a Type 2 Mutant Beast and its horde. Di Ya was thus unwilling to go to the frontlines.
Song Xin suggested: “Chief!! Let’s retreat!! If we continue like this, the elites of the Heavenly Dragon Triad will perish here.”
Di Ya frowned, and his heart raced, but he still hesitated: “If we just retreat like this! When we go back to Guilin City, we will become the enemy of the rest of the triads!!”
Song Xin laughed coldly: “Chief. Today, we have all seen the might of the Mutant Beast horde. This is definitely not something the human race can defend against! If the 3,000 people inside the town were to defend with all their lives, after tonight, no one will be left alive! We need to break away now and leave this place of death.”
Song Xin laughed evilly and analyzed for Di Ya: “If there were people who miraculously survived, they must have abandoned their own posts as well. Like this, they have no right to point at us. If they all died, that’s even better! The 3 Great Triads have plenty of experts here, but our Heavenly Dragon Triad would have suffered the least, then the entire Guilin City would be ours!”
Di Ya was still hesitating: “There are so many Mutant Beasts outside now, if we charge out, it will still be suicide!”
By this time, there were countless Mutant Beasts gathered outside the town, going out now was guaranteed death. The inside of the town was instead safer.
Song Xin continued to provide diabolical suggestions: “We can retreat towards the town first! Let the Mutant Beasts breach in, since there are so many experts in town, they can distract them. We can then make use of the chance and escape!!”
Song Xin had an impassioned look as he looked at Di Ya and said: “Chief!! Let’s escape! If not now, we won’t have the chance anymore!!”
At this time, one of the members came up to Di Ya with a look of fear and shock as he reported: “Chief!! Luo Da Huan… Elder Luo has died in battle!!”
Luo Da Huan was a Strength-based Evolver under Di Ya’s command, and his combat strength was astonishing. When he heard the news of Luo Da Huan’s death, Di Ya came to a decision: “Alright! Convey my orders!! All members of the Heavenly Dragon Triad are to follow me back to town!!”
The moment Di Ya gave that order, the frontline collapsed, as the members of the Heavenly Dragon Triad made their way to town in a frenzy.
Without the human experts to block them, the Mutant Beasts poured into town like water from a broken dam, as they began to gobble up the humans that they saw.
Di Ya brought the experts of the Heavenly Dragon Triad and escaped for their post, causing a hole in the defence of the small town, and numerous Mutant Beasts began pouring into town, engaging the experts inside the town in combat.
Human nature was selfish, and after Di Ya brought his triad to retreat, many of the other experts who were fighting bitterly also decided to throw in the towel, as they made their way back towards the town, before they were surrounded and killed.
Without the clear command of a single leader, the human side was starting to collapse, and in the entire town, there were many experts trying to escape. They were still entangled with the Mutant Beasts, but without a clear command, they lacked the courage to survive and fight. Therefore, many decided to turn and run, not turning back. Even the Heavenly Dragon Triad had given up, the smaller lone fighters were even more unwilling to fight to the death.
“What? The Heavenly Dragon Triad had retreated!!! Are you sure?!” Over at the Green Bamboo Triad’s camp, Gao Ming Hao’s expression was extremely unsightly, and he could not care about his image anymore as he shouted in disbelief.
The gang member replied immediately: “Yes! Boss!! I saw everyone from the Heavenly Dragon Triad escaping towards the town after abandoning their post!!”
Gao Ming Hao gritted his teeth, as he slammed the table, causing it to split into pieces: “Di Ya, you insufferable bastard!!”
The Green Bamboo Triad and Heavenly Dragon Triad were defending locations that were close to each other, and with the retreat of the Heavenly Dragon Triad, the Green Bamboo Triad would be at the highest risk. If they didn’t retreat, they would definitely face a pincer assault from the Mutant Beast horde.
“What do we do, Chief?” The upper echelon of the Green Bamboo Triad looked towards Gao Ming Hao and asked nervously.
This concerned the life and death of the entire top brass of the Green Bamboo Triad, if they were not careful, the core power of the Green Bamboo Triad would fall here.
Gao Ming Hao’s brains worked at top speed, as he turned his gaze towards Hu Yi, his gaze narrowing: “Hu Yi! I order you and Liu Lie tio take 20 men and go take over Chu Ming He and the rest! As long as you can stall for 20 minutes, you’re free to disperse after that! If we get through tonight, once we’re back at Guilin City, I’ll reward you guys accordingly!”
Hu Yi heard those words, and a strange glint flashed across his eyes, he immediately stared back at Gao Ming Hao, pondering silently and only replying after 5 seconds: “Yes! Boss!!”
After which, Hu Yi and his trusted aide Liu Lie headed out, their shoulders squared. Without ample support, bringing 20 people to defend the area was a suicide mission.
Gao Ming Hao watched the leaving silhouettes of Hu Yi and Liu Lie, before his eyes flashed and he ordered solemnly: “My orders! All members of the Green Bamboo Triad are to immediately withdraw towards the town!”
Under the command of Gao Ming Hao, all the members of the Green Bamboo Triad immediately abandoned their posts and retreated towards the town.
As Liu Lie walked beside Hu Yi, he felt something amiss: “Hu Yi! Where’re you going? This isn’t the frontlines!”
Hu Yi’s eyes flashed with pain, as he slowly replied: “You’re right! I’m not going to the front lines! I’m going to join my big bro Yue Zhong! All of you listen up, resisting at the frontlines for 20 minutes is a death sentence! Gao Ming Hao is obviously abandoning us, to buy some time for their retreat! To think that I was loyal to him, only for such an end, it truly chills the heart.”
Hu Yi looked at his subordinates and continued solemnly: Brothers! You have followed me for so long. I won’t make things difficult for you, whoever wants to stay loyal to the Green Bamboo Triad and Gao Ming Hao can go to fight. You can go to the frontlines to your death. I will not force you! Those who want to follow me to join my big bro Yue Zhong, follow me!”
These 20 members had all antagonized the upper echelons of the Green Bamboo Triad at some point. This time, the fact that Gao Ming Hao had sent them out was precisely to get rid of them, and no one had spoken up for them.
A burly looking man with decent features, and an enhancement level of 27 walked up to Hu Yi and declared: “Hu Yi!! Gao Ming Hao he doesn’t want to die, we likewise, don’t wish for our deaths!! Since he had cut us off so decisively, we can’t be blamed! I, Gao Fei, am following you!!”
“That’s right!! That’s right!”
Everybody all hollered their agreement. No one wanted to die in this god-forsaken place.
“Then, Liu Lie!! Take care!!” Hu Yi turned towards Liu Lie, and spoke a single sentence, before turning and leading his men towards Yue Zhong’s site.
Liu Lie struggled for just a moment, before chasing up: “Wait!! I’ll come with you guys!!”
The entire party killed the Mutant Beasts that got in their path as they made their way towards Yue Zhong’s site. By the time they reached there, they had killed over dozens of Mutant Beasts.
By then, Hu Yi’s body was covered in blood as he came to Yue Zhong’s side and spoke with excitement: “Bro!! I’m here!!”
Yue Zhong eyed him and immediately asked: “Little Leopard! How come it’s you! What happened?”
Yue Zhong knew that this brother of his was extremely loyal, even when Yue Zhong had established the Green Stone Triad which went on to become one of the 4 Great Triads, Hu Yi had not immediately come to throw his lot with him, instead remaining at Green Bamboo Triad to contribute merits for Gao Ming Hao. Now that Hu Yi had brought his men here, there must have been a problem.
Hu Yi looked towards Yue Zhong and replied: “Bro! Gao Ming Hao sent us to our deaths, I wasn’t willing, so I brought my men here. The Heavenly Dragon Triad and Green Bamboo Triad have both retreated! Now there’s only you left on the outskirts of town! Bro, what are your plans?”
Yue Zhong pondered, as his eyes flashed with a resolute glint: “Guard here!! I will not retreat!!”
Liu Lie could not help but ask: “But why? Boss Yue! Both the Heavenly Dragon Triad and Green Bamboo Triad have retreated! The Mutant Beast horde will come here shortly. Staying here will only mean death!!”
Yue Zhong replied: “We have constructed enough fortifications to hold the weaker ones off! If we go back to the town, the defences there are weak and non-existent! Going there would mean certain death! Little Leopard, go bring men and join the frontlines. You’ll be tasked with handling the large-types, is that ok? Any other problems, leave it to me to handle!”
Hu Yi chuckled: “Hehheh! Bro!! Leave the big Mutant Beasts to me then! Brothers! Onwards!”
Chapter 223: Yue Zhong’s Combat Strength!
In the hunt this time, Yue Zhong had brought along 300 of his subordinates, and amongst them, the majority were just fresh ordinary humans who had received a little training.
While they were unable to defend against the assaults of the Mutant Beasts, they could construct defences, fortifications and lay traps. It was because of their help, that Yue Zhong managed to lay his entire site with various fortifications, killing a number of the lower level invading Mutant Beasts.
These simple constructs had sharp steel beams, and barriers with spikes, stacked sandbags, and various other little traps. While they were ineffective against the Type 2 Black-Scaled Ferocious Boar, to the ordinary Mutant Beasts, these simple traps could harm them fatally, to the point of taking their lives.
Many of the Mutant Mountain Rats would smash into sharp steel beams, as they struggled painfully. When some of the quicker Mutant Civets stepped on the jagged wires with force, it would cause their paws to be directly sliced off. With the numerous sandbags acting as blockades for the important channels, only one or 2 Mutant Beasts would be able to enter at any one time.
With the aid of these fortifications, Yue Zhong’s side could easily slaughter the Mutant Beasts under the command of the various experts, withstanding the seemingly endless assault of Mutant Beasts.
It was just that these fortifications were effective against the lower level Mutant Beasts, against the bigger Mutant Beasts, it was a bit of a stretch. A simple charge of a Type 2 Black-Scaled Ferocious Boar could destroy the entire defence!
The large-type Mutant Beasts were the enemies and counter to these simple fortifications, and just a herd of them could cause mayhem and destruction. Without the cover of the defences, his subordinates would find it infinitely harder to defend against the Mutant Beast horde.
At this moment, in front of Yue Zhong’s site, a large number of the Mutant Civets had suddenly dispersed, giving way to 20 Mutant Pangolins with thick armors that were charging over.
“Fire!!” Larman looked at the 20 Mutant Pangolins and bellowed angrily.
The 10 heavy machine guns proceeded to unleash a fiery carnage, as the bullets that could pierce tanks only served to bounce off the armor of the Mutant Pangolins.
Seeing this, everyone’s faces turned white.
Right at this time, Hu Yi roared out as well as he leapt forwards, with the Black Tooth Blade that Yue Zhong handed to him, charging towards the Mutant Pangolins as he shouted: “Leave them to me!!”
“Die!! Die!! Haha!” Hu Yi charged into the midst of the 20 Mutant Pangolins, as he laughed out maniacally, his blade flashing about. The 20 Mutant Pangolins were instantly sliced apart, blood flowing.
After taking care of those Mutant Pangolins, Hu Yi immediately retreated back behind the defences. He had to conserve his Stamina, and leaving the smaller and weaker types to the rest was the best choice.
“Bai Xiaosheng!!” Yue Zhong saw that things had come under control, and immediately summoned Bai Xiaosheng.
“What’s the matter Boss?” Bai Xiaosheng came with a bored expression as he asked. As one of the top experts under Yue Zhong, he hadn’t taken any action yet. Seeing the soldiers on the frontline giving their all, his heart was ignited and he was getting restless.
As an Agility-based Evolver, there were still differences in power. Bai Xiaosheng’s combat strength was naturally stronger than Cai Mingliang by a huge margin. If they were to fight, Bai Xiaosheng could kill Cai Mingliang easily.
Yue Zhong ordered solemnly: “Go into town now, any scattered lone Enhancer or those who are running away, get them to rely on us! Tell them to join us!”
Bai Xiaosheng guffawed and dashed away in a flash, not before saying: “Making use of the opportunity to swallow the other powers!! Boss you sure are crafty!! Haha! But I like that! I’m going!!”
Yue Zhong gazed at Bai Xiaosheng leaving, before he turned his attention towards the newly gathered 20+ Black-Scaled Ferocious Boars making their way over under the lead of the Type 2 Black-Scaled Ferocious Boar.
It was that same Type 2 Ferocious Black-Scaled Boar that had destroyed the defences of the Heavenly Dragon Triad and caused them to be routed. If it wasn’t for the Type 2 Ferocious Black-Scaled Boar, the Heavenly Dragon Triad would definitely have been able to hold out longer.
Yue Zhong looked at that tank-like beast and it’s followers, took a deep breath, his eyes showing a resolute glint, and began charging forwards towards them with White Bones by his side. He was not the weak Yue Zhong like he was back then, and he had already Evolved to a level where he could definitely take them. This fight, he would definitely win.
White Bones leapt over Yue Zhong, suddenly exploding out with a bone blade when it was in front of the herd of Mutant Black-Scaled Ferocious Boars. It easily crossed one of the Mutant Black-Scaled Ferocious Boar, slicing it in two as it passed by.
Currently, White Bones’ Sharpening ability had caused the bone blades from its body to become extremely sharp, adding on to evolving into a Dark Skeleton, and the skill further enhanced +1, the sheer piercing power of the blades were truly terrifying. It could easily cause a high-level Mutant Beast like the Mutant Black-Scaled Ferocious Boar to be sliced to death. Even a Type 2 Mutant Beast with a slightly lower defence would not be able to withstand a single slash from White Bones.
White Bones was like a tyrannical killing machine. Its bone blades extended in all directions, and the 20 Mutant Black-Scaled Ferocious Boar could only be sliced into pieces of bloody meat when faced against it. It was exhibiting its fearsome might after having evolved into the Dark Skeleton.
When the Type 2 Black-Scaled Mutant Boar saw its little brothers being slaughtered, it immediately bellowed in anger, and a strong, oppressive soundwave was released in all directions.
Under that destructive soundwave attack, Yue Zhong’s body slightly shuddered, it could be said that the soundwave attack did cause him some discomfort, otherwise he was fine. After all, he was a dual-attribute Evolver, possessing the Spirit and Endurance growth attributes! His body was truly sturdy beyond belief, even a bullet would not be able to harm him overmuch.
The Type 2 Black-Scaled Ferocious Boar was just recovering from its sound wave attack, when Yue Zhong condensed a Devil Flame Spear in his hands after expending 40 points of Spirit and 10 points of Stamina.
“Burn for me!!” Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed coldly, as he tossed it out with all his strength. The sharp Devil Flame Spear whistled through the air, and buried deep in between the brows of the Type 2 Black-Scaled Ferocious Boar.
The terrifying might of the Devil Flame Spear immediately exploded out, piercing deeply into the armor, and penetrating the brain, before instantly enveloping the entire head cavity, incinerating the contents.
“Congratulations on reaching Level 54, you have gained 2 points of attributes to be allocated!”
“Congratulations on reaching Level 55, you have gained 2 points of attributes to be allocated!”
Following the 2 repeated sounds of notification, the mountain-like Type 2 Black-Scaled Ferocious Boar toppled over, dropping a skill book and a hundred Survivor Coins.
Yue Zhong chose to allocate all 4 points into Agility, before walking over to pick up the items.
Agility was extremely important to a warrior, it could allow the person to react instantly. If the Agility wasn’t strong enough, then there would be a lack of capability to deal with instantaneous changes. A high Agility was also needed to deal with any decently skilled Agility-based Evolver, otherwise, he could be easily taken down by said Agility-based Evolver.
“Level 4 Skill Book 2nd Order Strength Consolidation! Learning this skill will permanently increase Strength by 50. Requires Strength Consolidation to be enhanced thrice.”
With the death of the Type 2 Black-Scaled Ferocious Boar, the remaining 40 some Mutant Black-Scaled Ferocious Boars scattered around the town began to escape rapidly, some of them even exploding in anger! The finished swallowing a number of the weaker Mutant Beasts around, before they ran towards the Mountain Range.
All of a sudden, a dark shadow shattered a number of glass shards as it pounced towards Yue Zhong with a speed that exceeded Bai Xiaosheng.
On the battlefield, Yue Zhong was extremely perceptive, and the moment the dark shadow moved, he had felt it, and retreated immediately, while keeping an eye on the attacker’s movement. It was a Type 2 Leopard Cat, similar in nature to Lightning.
Yue Zhong had retreated quickly, but the speed of the Type 2 Leopard Cat was faster, in just a short breath, it managed to pounce on Yue Zhong, knocking him to the ground, opening its jaws in an attempt to bite down on Yue Zhong’s head.
At this moment, a sharp bone spike pierced the Type 2 Leopard Cat from the side, nailing it to the ground.
Following that, another bone spike shot out almost instantaneously, piercing the body of the Type 2 Leopard Cat.
Yue Zhong immediately took out his Crocodile Tooth Saw Blade and slashed the head of the Type 2 Leopard Cat viciously, immediately splitting it open. A large orb of experience floated into his body, along with huge amounts of scorching blood splattering on him, but it wasn’t enough to level up.
The Type 2 Leopard Cat dropped a Level 3 Skill Agility Consolidation and 100 Survivor Coins.
“It’s a Good chance!!” After killing the Type 2 Mutant Leopard Cat in a single slash, his mind raced, and he immediately emitted a long howl towards the skies.
In a forest outside of the town, there was a roar of reply, filled with threatening might.
Under the threat of that furious roar, the remaining 500+ Mutant Leopard Cats inside the town immediately retreated towards the forest.
Following the new source of strength was the fundamental law of the Mutant Beasts.
Seeing the retreat of the Mutant Leopard Cats, Yue Zhong’s heart was relieved. After all, Lightning, who was hidden in the forest, was one of Yue Zhong’s hidden trump cards. Now, with the addition of another 500+ Mutant Leopard Cats coming under Lightning’s command, the strength of his hand had increased yet again.
Right at this time, there was a horrifying howl that resounded, sounding neither like a tiger or leopard. The sound was so terrifying, as though it was a sound not possible on this earth. Everyone who heard it immediately trembled, their hearts filled with an uneasy premonition.
Chapter 224: Continuous Level Up!
Ever since Yue Zhong had subdued Lightning, he had developed a bond with Lightning, and when that howl had sounded, he could feel the fear rising from Lightning.
Yue Zhong’s heart immediately fell, and could guess the true nature of the beast: “That was definitely at least a Type 3 Mutant Beast!!”
The 4 Great Triads had at first intended to bring men to clear up the smaller Mutant Beasts, before slowly hunting the Type 3 Mutant Beast. However, they did not expect the Type 3 Mutant Beast they thought was their prey to make a move first! This Mutant beast was obviously smart enough to control the large portion of the Mutant Hordes in the mountain range to launch an assault, planning even, by sending the Type 2’s to battle, causing almost the entire town of humans to be killed.
A small poisonous snake suddenly emerged from a dark corner, darting towards Yue Zhong’s legs.
Yue Zhong’s reaction was quick, and his foot immediately came down on the Mutant Poisonous Snake’s body, squashing it directly with Strength.
“So you’re attacking here now?” Yue Zhong looked towards the surroundings, and with his Night Vision, he could clearly see countless Mutant Snakes gathering around him, their levels of varying degrees, and there were even larger hordes of Mutant Snakes slithering towards his site.
“This won’t do! I need to get Lightning to act! Otherwise, we’ll lose!” Yue Zhong’s mind spun and he quickly let out a sharp howl towards the skies.
Lightning, who had been hiding in the forest, received the order and replied with an angry howl of its own. It charged out, leading its 600+ little brothers, as they raced towards Yue Zhong’s location.
On the other side, White Bones was currently darting about, its bone blades flashing enchantingly. Within 10m of its body, all the Mutant Snakes were currently being slaughtered or nailed to the ground.
Countless Mutant Snakes of varying sizes were currently slithering towards Yue Zhong, and in the dark where moat couldn’t see well, with countless snakes on the ground slithering about, it was a really skin-crawling scene.
The numerous snakes intended to seal Yue Zhong’s route of escape, as they started to gather, and shot towards Yue Zhong with a lightning speed.
“Go to hell!” Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed, and conjured his Devil Flame at the first moment, as a huge ball of his Devil Flame emitted outwards from him. It continued to spread to a distance of 20m, instantly turning all the Mutant Snakes into ash.
Right at this time, a 30m-long Mutant Python opened its jaws wide, shooting towards Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong pointed a finger at that giant Mutant Python, as a fire arrow shot out, piercing the jaws of the snake and exploding upon contact. It started to burn and in a few moments, it turned the entire head of the Mutant Python into mush.
With the ever increasing strength of Yue Zhong’s Spirit, the Devil Flame in his hands had obviously become alot stronger and much more threatening. As of now, he had reached a level of control with the Devil Flame that was natural as flipping his hands.
After the death of the Mutant Python, another 10 green Mutant Snakes came out of a corner and darted towards Yue Zhong, but just as they entered the radius of his body, they were immediately burnt to crisp by the Devil Flame.
A large number of the Mutant Snakes started to pounce continuously towards Yue Zhong, using their own bodies to wear down Yue Zhong’s Devil Flame armor.
Suddenly, 40 30m-long Mutant King Cobras appeared in all directions, opening their jaws and firing their innate ability, which was a dark poisonous spit, aiming at Yue Zhong!
Yue Zhong’s expression fell, and increased the output of the Devil Flame around himself further. The black poison spit launched by those Mutant King Cobras landed on the Devil Flame and sizzled out in a dense poisonous cloud.
Yue Zhong then held his breath, before activating his Shadow Steps, and shot himself towards one of the Mutant King Cobras in a manner of seconds. The Devil Flame Sword in his hands danced, and the Level 43 Mutant Beast was immediately chopped in two by a single swing.
On the other side, White Bones was entangled with the Mutant Snake horde, as the dozens of sharp Bone Blades from its body sliced the heads off 10 of the Mutant King Cobras, sending them flying.
White Bones had just slaughtered a full 10 of the Mutant King Cobras, when a variant turned up, its length 40 metres, its body scales shining with a metallic luster, its jaws opened wide as it shot towards White Bones.
“Level 65 Mutant Beast: Type 2 Mutant King Cobra! It possesses immense strength and a dangerous venom!”
Yue Zhong shot a glance at the huge beast, and saw that White Bones had been bitten on the right leg by the Type 2 Mutant King Cobra.
When snakes launched an attack, their speed was the fastest then. Although White Bones possessed a speed that was 10 times that of humans, it could not dodge the attack of the Type 2 Mutant King Cobra.
With a single bite of gargantuan strength, the sound of breaking bones resounded, White Bones’ entire right leg had been ground into powder!
The fiery demonic eyes of White Bones flashed, as 2 sharp bone spikes appeared from its brows and directly pierced the eyes of the Type 2 Mutant King Cobra.
When the sharp bone spikes pierced the eyes of the Type 2 Mutant King Cobra, a large amount of blood and mucus spurted out from the wounds.
Using the bone spikes, White Bones supported itself and removed itself from the mouth of the Type 2 Mutant King Cobra, landing on the ground.
With its eyes blinded, the Type 2 Mutant King Cobra was thrashing about with pain, twisting its body and causing a number of the smaller Mutant snakes to be squashed to death.
Seeing this, Yue Zhong condensed another Devil Flame Spear in his hands and tossed it forcefully at the Type 2 Mutant King Cobra, piercing its head and exploding. The brains were instantly incinerated.
“Congratulations on achieving Level 56, you have gained 2 points of attribute to be allocated!”
Following the sound of notification, the Type 2 Mutant King Cobra slumped to the ground, dropping a green treasure box and 100 Survivor Coins.
Yue Zhong added the 2 points into his Agility, and went to open up the treasure box.
“Level 4 Treasure: Ring of Poison Fang. Upon equipping, Spirit + 10. It comes with a poison attack skill. When using the skill, you can imbue your melee weapon with a thorny venomous attack.”
Yue Zhong instantly blinged himself up of course, and his Spirit was enhanced yet again. Now his spirit reached an incredibly terrifying level of 193 points!.
The power of the Devil Flame was dependent on Yue Zhong’s Spirit, and with his Spirit increasing all the time, his Devil Flame would become even more powerful. It was due to his current Spirit that he had been able to casually execute 2 Type 2 Mutant Beasts. If it was someone else, even with the Devil Flame skill enhanced 3 times, they might not be able to kill a Type 2 Mutant Beast so easily.
With the death of the Type 2 Mutant King Cobra, the Mutant King Cobras that were under its control began to disperse, escaping in all directions.
Right at this time, Lightning had arrived with its 600+ brothers, and under It’s command, they began to pounce on and kill the remaining Mutant Snakes.
The Mutant Leopard Cats were considered agile Mutant Beasts, and their movements swift, adding on to the fact that the Mutant Snakes had lost their leadership, they became delicious food for the Mutant Leopard Cats.
Lightning had swallowed the Type 3 Mutant Beast nuclei that Yue Zhong had given it, as well as the numerous Type 2 Mutant Beast nuclei that Yue Zhong bought from the market, but it still had not evolved into a Type 3 Mutant Beast. However, its strength had increased a lot, its level reaching 67. The moment it entered the battlefield, it shot about like a spectre, and in a manner of seconds, it had killed 3 of the weaker Type 2 Mutant Snakes.
After killing those 3 Type 2 Mutant Snakes, the rest of the snake horde collapsed, as they began to slither away, and the huge gathering of snakes was almost instantly dispersed by half.
Yue Zhong darted about and killed a number of the enormous Mutant Snakes, when suddenly a green shadow leapt out from the snakes, biting down on Yue Zhong’s thigh viciously. Even his 115 points of Agility did not give him enough time to react.
“Level 60 Mutant Beast, Type 2 Mutant Green Snake! Possesses an uncanny speed, and a dangerous venom.”
A sharp pain shot up from the bite, Yue Zhong’s left leg bone had been shattered by that Type 2 Mutant Green Snake.
“Fuck!!” Yue Zhong bellowed in pain and activated his Gravity Manipulation, causing a few jins of gravity to weigh down on the Mutant Snake. He then swung his Crocodile Tooth Saw Blade, immediately slicing the head of the Type 2 Mutant Green Snake off.
By all rights, with the powerful venom of that Type 2 Mutant Green Snake, Yue Zhong was faced with certain death. However, as luck would have it, the bite had went past the trousers, and although the clamping force was enough to break Yue Zhong’s leg, it was not enough to pierce the Type 3 Mutant Beast hide, hence, he wasn’t poisoned, and managed to escape with his life intact.
“Congratulations on achieving level 57, you have gained 2 points of attributes to be allocated!”
The death of the Type 2 Mutant Green Snake gave rise to another huge orb of experience to Yue Zhong, allowing him to promote another level yet again.
At the same time, the Type 2 Mutant Green Snake dropped a skill book and 100 Survivor Coins.
Yue Zhong directly enhanced his Agility, before picking up the skill book to take a glance.
“Level 3 Skill Book: Feline Transformation! After learning this skill, one can turn into a cat person. 6 Attributes would gain a huge increase, compared to the other beast-type transformations, Agility would be enhanced more, whereas Strength and Endurance are enhanced lesser.”
The body of the Mutant Green Snake was small, and they were numerous, and was one of the main forces of the snake horde. With the death of the Type 2 Mutant Green Snake, the rest of the green snakes started to disperse, and the snake horde again was decreased by half.
Seeing this, Yue Zhong heaved a sigh of relief. Although the Mutant Green Snakes were small, they were numerous, and they were as threatening as any large Mutant Snake, now with their retreat, the pressure on Yue Zhong was lessened yet again.
With the situation somewhat more under control, Yue Zhong started to limp back towards his camp.
Chapter 225: Absorbing the Scattered Troops!
The moment Yue Zhong went back to his camp, he immediately summoned Mu Xiang Ling.
With the Level 4 Regeneration ability, as long as Yue Zhong wasn’t forced to a point where it was a fatal injury, he could recover extremely quickly. The leg bone that was broken by the bite from the Type 2 Mutant Green Snake would be healed within a day, based on his current Vitality. However, in such a dangerous situation where anything can happen on the battlefield, moving with a broken leg bone was affecting Yue Zhong’s combat ability.
Mu Xiang Ling’s eyes flashed with concern, as she pressed lightly on Yue Zhong’s wound with both hands, activating her [Treatment of Bone Injuries] ability, and a white light entered Yue Zhong’s leg. “En!! Yue Zhong-gege, please be careful! I can only heal you once for today!”
With the help of the skill, Yue Zhong’s left leg began to heal quickly, and within a minute, the broken bone had finished repairing.
Yue Zhong surveyed his surroundings, and saw that with the combined efforts of his subordinates, as well as the constant repair of the fortifications, they had managed to repel the never ending waves of Mutant Beasts.
It was also mainly due to Yue Zhong hunting a number of the Type 2 Mutant Beasts, causing the hordes to be without leaders, therefore dispersing. Adding on the fact that Lightning had joined in the fray with its little brothers, the defence was sustained.
Even so, the current situation was extremely perilous. Yue Zhong had only 10 subordinates who were above Level 30, while the rest of the 200-over were mainly constructing fortifications, their enhancement levels not high. They had no combat skills, and their fighting experience was lacking.
Getting those with no skills and experience to focus on the fortifications was still manageable. If they were sent to face any Mutant Beasts, they would definitely lose their lives. They were not like Xin Jiarou, who was well equipped and was an Evolver to boot. These were just ordinary humans, and getting them to challenge Mutant Beasts that were more ferocious than them was out of the question.
Yue Zhong glanced at Ning Yu Xin standing beside him, and threw a number of those Level 3 Skill Books to her, at the same time handing her a set of system equipment, saying: “Learn them. After that, put on these!”
Ning Yu Xin’s performance so far was considered decent, and at this critical juncture, it was better to have an additional subordinate with strength. Yue Zhong had only a handful of people he trusted, Ning Yu Xin could barely be counted as one of them.
Ning Yu Xin received the few books and the set of equipment, and her eyes immediately brightened up, as she smiled at Yue Zhong: “Thank you!”
With a set of decent equipment, and powerful skills, one could go through a total transformation, and gain levels to challenge the wilderness. Xin Jia Rou had been able to take on higher level Mutant Beasts because she been supplied with equipment from Yue Zhong.
Mu Xiang Ling eyed the few books that Ning Yu Xin obtained from Yue Zhong, and could not help herself as she grabbed Yue Zhong’s arms and whined: “Gege! You’re biased!! Xiang Ling wants them too!”
Yue Zhong ruffled her hair as he consoled her: “It’s not the time now! Let’s see how it goes in the future!”
“En!” Mu Xiang Ling also just pouted a little, but did not hold it against Yue Zhong.
After healing his wounds, Yue Zhong pulled out his Divine Spring Tea, and took a sip. Although the Divine Spring Tea could not enhance Yue Zhong’s Spirit further, it could quicken his recovery speed. In the current circumstances, regaining his Spirit was definitely important.
In the town, as the Heavenly Dragon Triad and Green Bamboo Triad had abandoned their posts, there were numerous Mutant Beasts prowling about.
A Level 45 Violent Ape had just grabbed an escaping Enhancer and directly swung him harshly against the floor, smashing his brains.
6 Mutant Civets pounced on one Enhancer and directly ripped his throat off, as they begun to chomp on his corpse.
A number of Mutant Lizards came crawling across the various buildings, pouncing as they chased after the human Enhancers, directly ripping them apart!
A certain burly man who was wielding a huge mace that was way above hundreds of jin was currently swinging it about like a tornado, defending 7 other people. As long as any of the Mutant Beasts were unfortunate to get caught by his mace, their bodies would immediately explode from the force of the impact, and knocked back.
This valiant man was the leader of a small triad called the Great God Triad in Guilin City. His name was Zheng Tu and he was a Strength-based Evolver, brave and overbearing in his combat ability,
Zheng Tu was slaughtering the Mutant Beasts as he cursed out loud: “Fuck Di Ya and all his ancestors!! If this daddy can make it back to Guilin City alive, I will fucking slaughter the whole lot of the entire Heavenly Dragon Triad!!”
Due to Heavenly Dragon Triad and Green Bamboo Triad’s betrayal, numerous Mutant Beasts had made it past their areas, causing chaos amongst the rest. 8 of Zheng Tu’s subordinates had also lost their lives.
Currently, only Zheng Tu and his 7 other good brothers were alive, and he was filled with hatred and fury towards the 2 Great Triads.
One of his subordinates, whose entire body was covered in blood and had suffered a number of broken bones, looked at Zheng Tu as he gasped out in misery: “Chief, you should escape!! Don’t care about us! We won’t make it! If this goes on, you will die here as well!!”
Zheng Tu bellowed back coarsely: “Enough with the nonsense!! Is this daddy the type of person who abandons his brothers?”
Zheng Tu had been a butcher prior to the apocalypse. When it happened, he had awakened as an Evolver and set up his Great God Triad with a number of brothers. Although the triad was small, the camaraderie between all the brothers were especially great. Zheng Tu wasn’t someone particularly ambitious as well, and he had established the Great God Triad in a bid to protect himself, as well as his brothers, and he treated them all very well.
Hearing those words of Zheng Tu, 2 of the men sighed, as they took up their Replica Tang Swords, and began to slaughter the Mutant Beasts that had surrounded them, helping to alleviate some of the pressure on Zheng Tu.
Right at this moment, a number of Mutant Cows had formed a herd, and were rampaging over. Seeing those Mutant Cows in the middle of their charge, the 7 of them were filled with a sense of despair: “We’re finished!!”
Although Zheng Tu was obscenely strong, to defend against the charge of those Mutant Cows, it was definitely not feasible. Yet if he decide to dodge, then the 4 injured brothers behind him would definitely perish.
Right at this time, a vigorous body flitted past the herd of Mutant Cows, as a blade flashed about, and the heads of the Mutant Cows were instantly sliced apart. Their lifeless bodies slumped to the ground.
Zheng Tu saw the dead Mutant Cows and his heart went cold: “Expert!!”
The blade continued to dance about, and in just a few breaths, the numerous Mutant Cows were killed off entirely, and the shadow revealed himself in front of Zheng Tu. It was Bai Xiao Sheng.
Zheng Tu gazed at Bai Xiao Sheng, and offered his solemn thanks: “This brother!! Many thanks! I, Zheng Tu, will never forget your grace!!”
Bai Xiao Sheng gazed at the small group and replied mildly: “No thanks needed! I’m Bai Xiao Sheng from the Green Stone Triad! I was assigned by my boss to come gather the experts in the town. You’re called Zheng Tu right! Bring your brothers to the Green Stone Triad’s post! There’s still hope for your brothers there. Otherwise, they’ll definitely die! I’m going to get other people, smell ya later!”
After which, Bai Xiao Sheng went off, heading further into town. If there were no women for him to spend his energy on, everything else that Bai Xiao Sheng did was swift and curt. He was truly suitable to be a powerful expert.
One of the soldiers hesitated as he asked Zheng Tu: “What shall we do, Chief? Are we going to go join Yue Zhong?”
Zheng Tu did not hesitate, as he swung down his mace, saying with determination: “Go!! Of course we’re going! Even if Yue Zhong wants our Great God Triad, it isn’t an issue, as long as everyone of us stay alive, that’s more than enough!”
Zheng Tu had swiftly made his decision and immediately brought his brothers towards the direction of Yue Zhong’s Green Stone Triad.
When Bai Xiao Sheng entered the town, he continually saved various Enhancers, and advised them to gather at Green Stone Triad’s location.
When those Enhancers who were running around like headless chickens heard that Yue Zhong and the Green Stone Triad were still holding the fort, they began killing their way towards them.
There were a total of 3,000 Enhancers who had decent combat strength and were experts in their own right, but without a facilitator, a lone person’s strength could not possibly match up against the Mutant Beast horde. If Yue Zhong was to fight the Mutant Beasts himself, he would also not be able to hold on for long.
When those experts began to pour into Yue Zhong’s site, he organized them, setting the injured and those who had expended their Stamina to rest temporarily, while those who still had fight left in them were deployed to the frontlines to face the Mutant Beasts.
With the participation of those experts, under Yue Zhong’s command, the battle became more controlled. Some of the experts with the [Ground Manipulation] skill caused a few earthen walls to be erected, blocking the paths of the numerous smaller Mutant Beasts. Those with control of ice blanketed parts of the surrounding area with ice, which affected the agile-type Mutant Beasts, leaving them vulnerable and open to slaughter.
While commanding them, Yue Zhong focused on changing and maintaining the terrain. The other experts had done it differently, trying to make use of the skills to kill the monsters. Any large Mutant Beasts that could threaten the terrain around the site were disposed of by Hu Yi and a small team of Evolvers. The smaller Mutant Beasts were not strong enough to affect the grounds. The once seemingly endless horde were finally beginning to be held off under Yue Zhong’s command of the experts, as well as the strengthening of the defences.
Just when Yue Zhong was about to take a breather, Ying Kaishan came to Yue Zhong with a strange look on his face: “Boss!!! The Scarlet Phoenix Triad had just arrived!!”
When Yue Zhong heard that, he frowned, “They’re here?”
Of the 4 Great Triads in Guilin City, the Heavenly Dragon Triad and Green Bamboo Triad had chosen to abandon their posts and retreated into town.
Now that the Scarlet Phoenix Triad had joined his side, Yue Zhong wasn’t sure if it was going to be a good or bad thing. After all, the Scarlet Phoenix Triad was still one of the big 4s, and had the qualifications to vie for leadership.
Yue Zhong mulled for a while, before heading to the direction: “Let’s go! Bring me to see Ding Lei!”
Yue Zhong came to the place they were at, and saw a hundred of the Scarlet Phoenix members, currently all of them were covered in fresh blood, many of them with heavy wounds. They were gasping for breath, and looked extremely miserable.
The Scarlet Phoenix had brought 200-over members of their core group on this hunt, but even before the Type 3 Mutant Beast had made its appearance, they had lost over a hundred of their sisters, their losses unbearable.
Their preparations weren’t as comprehensive as Yue Zhong, and they didn’t have the aid of a Type 2 Mutant Beast like Yue Zhong had with Lightning and its little brothers. When the Heavenly Dragon Triad and the Green Bamboo gang had abandoned their post, the Scarlet Phoenix Triad were swamped from all directions, and after a long battle, they were only left with a hundred of their members. The rest had died in battle.
Ding Lei walked up to Yue Zhong and immediately said: “Yue Zhong! The Scarlet Phoenix Triad is willing to listen to your command! However, please let my sisters rest a while!! I hope the injured can get treatment!”
Yue Zhong saw the Ding Lei was straightforward, and he immediately nodded and gave an order: “Good! Chief Ding, please bring some of your troops to support the frontlines, to let them rest!”
“Sisters! Come with me!” Ding Lei glanced at Yue Zhong once, before calling out to 30 of her female experts.
Very quickly, Ding Lei brought her subordinates to the frontlines, as they tagged out the exhausted soldiers.
In a part of the town, as most of the Enhancers had congregated at Yue Zhong’s site, a large number of Mutant Beasts were currently circling the Heavenly Dragon Triad, slaughtering them by the numbers.
“Ah!!” A soldier of the Heavenly Dragon Triad bellowed, as he slashed a Mutant Monkey with a blade. In the next moment, a Mutant Violent Ape leapt out and viciously pummeled that same soldier, causing his head to explode.
A Mutant Civet had pounced on the body of another Heavenly Dragon Triad member, crushing his windpipe in between its jaws and sharp teeth. As it’s teeth sank in and fresh blood splattered onto the Mutant Civet, it began to obtain an even more horrifying look.
“What do we do? Song Xin!!” Di Ya saw his subordinates dying one by one as he questioned in exasperation.
Song Xin surveyed the surroundings, as he lowered his voice and told Di Ya: “Boss! With the situation now, retreat is the only option! As long as you’re still alive, we can still make a comeback!! We should quickly leave now!”
Di Ya’s face turned grim: “What? You want me to leave the brothers behind and leave on my own?”
Song Xin made his point passionately: “Boss! If you don’t leave now! There won’t be a chance later on! You are the chief of our Heavenly Dragon Triad! Without you, the Heavenly Dragon Triad is nothing!! The rest can die but you can’t die!! For the sake of the Heavenly Dragon Triad, you must live on!!”
Chapter 226: The Warriors come to Submit!
Di Ya’s eyes flashed with agony, as he patted Song Xin’s shoulder: “Fine!! For the Heavenly Dragon Triad!! I can only retreat with shame!! Even in troubled times, the loyal subject still stands by his king. Song Xin, I will never forget your loyalty. Upon returning to Guilin City, I will confer upon you the title of an Elder!!”
Song Xin’s expression was one of delight: “Thanks Boss!!”
Di Ya glanced at the members of his Heavenly Dragon Triad who were fighting with their lives on the line, and he abandoned them as he charged towards a corner of the Mutant Beast horde.
For the escape this time, Di Ya finally exhibited his true prowess befitting of his status as chief of the Heavenly Dragon Triad. There were six pure steel circular sawtooths floating about him, and as long as any Mutant Beast got close to him, they would immediately be sliced and diced by those serrated blades.
The few trusted aides by Di Ya’s side also unleashed all their strongest techniques and abilities to assault the Mutant Beast horde.
All of a sudden, a huge shadow appeared behind the number of experts, and a huge coarse tongue swept by, dragging one of the trusted aides into its mouth.
Di Ya glanced at the huge beast, and his face fell. He turned around and pushed his speed to the limit, quickly disappearing into a patch of forest.
That huge beast did not stop jumping about, its tongue continuously sweeping those unfortunate Heavenly Dragon experts into its mouth as it gobbled them up.
Other than a few experts who managed to escape, the rest were swallowed entirely by that extremely huge beast.
After the beast had swallowed them, it seemed to have no interest towards Di Ya and the rest who escaped, as it made its way towards the town.
“The Chief has escaped!!”
“Damn it! Di Ya that bastard, he actually abandoned us!!”
“I knew he was unreliable! Fucker!!”
Quite rapidly, the news that Di Ya had brought a number of his trusted aides to escape was made known to the rest of the Heavenly Dragon Triad members, and they were immediately filled with fury and anger as they cursed out loud.
The remaining 4 Evolvers had swiftly gathered to discuss their options. When they had retreated into the town earlier, one of them had died surrounded by Mutant Beasts, and they were the only 4 Evolvers left of the Heavenly Dragon Triad.
One of the man, who was skinny and had fairly dark skin, with hands full of calluses looked at another who had decent features, and looked extremely outstanding, as he asked: “What do we do? Xia Ming Da!”
Xia Ming Da’s eyes flashed with a chill light: “That Di Ya was callous, so he can’t blame us for being heartless! Wretch! I want to bring the brothers to go join Yue Zhong! What about you guys?”
One of the Evolvers, Huang Heng, a 20-something young man with blond hair and multiple piercings, complete with the look of a hooligan, asked worriedly: “Yue Zhong!! What if he treats us like cannon fodder?”
The Heavenly Dragon Triad had constantly used the smaller triads as cannon fodder before, that was why Huang Heng was fearful.
One of them, Sun Ming, a middle-aged man who was bald and burly, his face bearing a white tiger tattoo replied solemnly: “I’m in favour of joining Yue Zhong! We don’t have too much time to consider! If we drag on, our brothers will die!”
The Heavenly Dragon had also brought over 300 people on the hunting mission this time, but after a cruel battle, they were only left with about 100 of them.
Sun Ming’s words caused everyone to quieten down.
Sun Ming Da surveyed the surroundings and directly smacked the floor, saying: “Alright! Things are going to get worse! Let’s go join Yue Zhong now!!”
The other 3 Evolvers had no further opinions, and they immediate brought the rest of their men as they slaughtered their way towards Yue Zhong’s direction. After paying the price of another 20 lives of their subordinates, the remaining warriors finally arrived at Yue Zhong’s area.
Xia Ming Da and the rest neared the site, and they immediately sought Yue Zhong out.
“Amazing! Di Ya truly cannot compare to Yue Zhong!” Along the way, Xia Ming Da saw the various fortifications Yue Zhong had set up, and seeing the closely packed defences that were efficient against the smaller Mutant Beasts, the whole lot of them marveled at Yue Zhong’s tactics.
Upon catching sight of Yue Zhong, Xia Ming Da immediately stepped forwards: “Boss Yue! I’m Xia Ming Da from the Heavenly Dragon Triad! These here are Zhang Wei, Huang Heng and Sun Ming! We’re all Evolvers, and have decided to join Boss Yue in these dire times, we hope that you can accept us!”
Yue Zhong chuckled and replied: “Good!! Since you have brought your troops here to join me, I won’t neglect you guys as well. Since you were Elders back at the Heavenly Dragon Triad, you can become Hall Leaders, and your subordinate are still yours to lead!”
If it was Yue Zhong who brought his men to conquer the opposing party, he would definitely bring reforms to the entire faction. However, since Xia Ming Da and the rest had taken the initiative to join him, he had to leave them with some benefits. Otherwise, who would be willing to throw their lot in with him. Furthermore, it was a situation that required careful treading, and if Yue Zhong insisted on reorganizing them, it would just cause more problems, and the men would be unwilling to fight with everything they’ve got. Hence, Yue Zhong decided to leave their troops alone.
“Many thanks Boss Yue!!” Hearing Yue Zhong’s words, the 4 of them became reassured.
Yue Zhong then directly gave the order: “Xia Ming Da! Zhang Wei! You go and assist Larman to go swap out Ding Lei and the rest! Huang Heng, Sun Ming, go bring your men and rest first!”
“Yes! Boss Yue!!” Hearing that they were fighting alongside Yue Zhong’s direct subordinate Larman, they were at ease, after all Yue Zhong could not possibly be sending his own men to be cannon fodder.
Yue Zhong’s current group was like a gemstone that attracted the remaining Enhancers in town to join. Soon, the group had swelled to about a thousand in size.
With a decent-sized fighting force, and under his commands, the defence post was becoming steadier gradually, and there were signs of expansion.
With the flash of a blade, an agile Type 2 Mutant Civet’s head was chopped off as it landed on the floor. With a 2m-long green greatsword Qing Yun Sword in her hands, she appeared beside the corpse and picked up the equipment and survivor coins.
“Go die!!! Haha!!” Hu Yi’s eyes were bloodshot as he laughed out maniacally, using all his strength as he swung his sword about, causing the head of a Type 2 Red-Faced Monkey to be sent flying.
As expected, the moment the Type 2 Mutant Red-Faced Monkey died, the rest of the Red-Faced Monkeys fled.
A sharp bone spike shot out explosively, as it drilled at a rapid speed into the head of a Type 2 Vietnamese Golden Monkey, piercing its skull and nailing it to the ground, killing it instantly. White Bones then stepped forward and picked up the Skill Book and survivor coins dropped.
Amongst the Type 2 Mutant Beasts, there were stronger and weaker types. The Type 2 Mutant Vietnamese Golden Monkey and Type 2 Mutant Red-Faced monkey belonged to the weaker evolved species. As for actually dealing with these weaker Type 2 Mutant Beasts, there were currently enough strong Evolvers taking care of them.
Yue Zhong deployed his experts, and they began systematically taking out those weaker Type 2 Mutant Beasts. As they died one by one, their lesser variants would lose all order and start to flee. Some of them even began to attack the other Mutant Beasts the moment they lost their leaders.
Everyone present knew that it was a matter of life and death, and no one held back, utilizing all their skills to support the entire site from being overrun by the Mutant Beasts.
Under the joint efforts of all the experts, the different hordes of Mutant Beasts started to collapse, and bit by bit, they dispersed.
If the Mutant Beast horde that had assaulted the town was of only one race, then even if Yue Zhong and the rest gave their all to fight, they would not have a chance, as there would be too many Mutant Beasts.
However, because there were different types and races, with the deaths of their individual leaders, there were cracks appearing as some of the Mutant Beasts began to engage one another due to their innate nature. The number of beasts also gradually lessened.
Just as there were about 12 more Mutant Beasts groups to be dealt with, a sudden earth-shaking roar resounded from the distance, causing everyone to be shocked with fear.
“It’s here!! The Type 3 Mutant Beast!!”
Hearing that tremendous roar that could stop the heart of an ordinary person, everyone felt their hearts sink, and they knew the main character of tonight had finally appeared.
Currently, after going through such a horrendous battle, the number of experts that Yue Zhong could still utilize only numbered about 900-plus. While he gave his all to ensure the lives and safety of them, there were still a hundred plus who perished at the jaws of the Mutant Beasts. The remaining experts had suffered large and heavy wounds, and their Spirit and Stamina were close to their limits.
As they watched, a gargantuan python-like beast appeared, its body over 90m-long, and 2m-wide. It had a long blue horn, and its sinuous body was completely covered with vibrant green scales. The beast had menacing vertical slits for eyes that gave the watching people a terrified feeling, like suddenly they had all become prey before its most natural predator. As it exited the forest, it was emitting a terrifying aura that coincidingly made it seem much more difficult to breathe.
“Level 80 Strange Beast, Type 3 Mutant: Green Jiao-Python.”
From afar, Yue Zhong stared at the huge python, and it also stared back at him through its vertical eyes. From that exchange, it gave Yue Zhong an overwhelming sense of terror.
Yue Zhong’s heart turned cold, as he had an extreme bad feeling: “What a terrifying Mutant Beast!!” *1
Beside the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python, there were 4 other Mutant Beasts following closely. One of them was a black toad that was roughly 4 metres tall, its body covered with a layer of mucus, and its skin dark-grey. Under the mucus, one could see the skin covered with various boils. Another beast was a huge ape, with a height of 5 metres, its body covered with flashing red hair, and its eyes radiating a bright red light. The third beast was another huge python that was slightly smaller than the Mutant Green Jiao-Python, and the last was a pangolin that was 3m-tall, 10m-long and its body was covered with a thick layer of scales.
*1 Ulamog: there used to be a particular free to play text adventure I played( It still exists and is great fun! www.sryth.com )
Where enemies are ranked by color as you battle. I remember a particular black ranked boss that is almost not ment to be killed : “must roll +18 to damage” D20. “This opponent could kill you by glancing at you rather hard” xD
Chapter 227: Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python!
“Level 65 Strange Beast: Type 2 Mutant Poisonous Toad!”
“Level 67 Strange Beast: Type 2 Mutant Violent Ape!”
“Level 63 Strange Beast: Type 2 Mutant Green Jiao-Python!”
“Level 66 Strange Beast: Type 2 Mutant Pangolin!”
Yue Zhong swept a look across all 4 Type 2 Mutant Beasts, and was immediately notified of their information in his mind.
Just as Yue Zhong was calculating how to deal with those Mutant Beasts, all of a sudden, the Type 3 Green Jiao-Python opened it huge jaws, and spat out a huge green mist, which shot towards Yue Zhong’s location from 2km away.
“Damn it!!” Yue Zhong’s expression changed immediately, as he waved his hands, causing a ferocious tornado of fire to shoot towards the poisonous cloud.
The green cloud of poisonous gas was enveloped entirely by the fire tornado from Yue Zhong, before they turned to vapour and disintegrated into the air.
“Pu!” In the vicinity of that vapour, 4 Enhancers of above Level 30 suddenly turned black in their faces, as they spat out a mouthful of fresh blood and twitched as they fell to the ground, before dying.
Just that little contact with the vapour had caused the instantaneous death of 4 Enhancers of above Level 30, it could be seen how terrifying that poison mist of the Type 3 Mutant Jiao-Python was. What was more terrifying was that, the must had been sent from 2km away. This single ranged attack from that gargantuan Type 3 Mutant Beast was just too fearsome.
With that spit of poison mist as a signal, the remaining thousands of Mutant Beasts immediately launched into a frenzy assault on the defence site.
“Fuck!!! Bai Xiao Sheng!! Hu Yi!! Ying Kai Shan!! Xia Ming Da!! Xin Jia Rou!! Follow me!!” Yue Zhong saw the numerous Mutant Beasts charging over, and his face fell before calling for the experts near him.
These 5 were the closest as well as strongest experts, and in fact, there was Ding Lei near him as well, but Yue Zhong had no way of issuing a command to her, after all, there was no master-servant contract between the 2 of them.
Following Yue Zhong’s orders, the 5 who he called immediately fell in behind him as they rushed towards the front.
Xin Jia Rou’s growth during the night had been the most rapid, after killing a large number of high-levelled Mutant Beasts, her enhancement level had reached 28. As an Agility-based Evolver, coupled with the fact that she was equipped with an entire set of system equipment, she had the strength of a Level 40 Enhancer.
In front of Yue Zhong, White Bones had shot forwards like an arrow, flitting about with its bone blades, slaughtering any Mutant Beasts that got in the way, clearing a path for Yue Zhong towards the Type 3 Mutant Jiao-Python.
On the other side, Yue Zhong had also commanded Lightning to bring its remaining 500+ little brothers to engage the rest of the Mutant Beasts. This was also a bid to keep the path clear for Yue Zhong.
While Yue Zhong’s Spirit was truly high, if he were to have a battle of attrition against the Type 3 Mutant Beast, he would definitely lose and die, hence he needed to ensure that he had a straight shot for the kill before his Spirit is depleted entirely. Otherwise, the moment the Type 3 Mutant Jiao-Python shot that poison mist again, everyone would die without a chance.
Right at this time, the Type 3 Mutant Jiao-Python opened its jaws again and shot out 2 consecutive globs of poison, one aimed at the town, the other aimed at the pack of Mutant Leopard Cats led by Lightning.
Yue Zhong’s face fell, and he waved his hands, shooting a terrifying ball of fire at one of the poison globs, instantly incinerating it and turning the glob into vapour.
The other poisonous glob landed amongst the pack of Mutant Leopard Cats, and the poison mist spread out instantly, enveloping an area half the size of a football field.
Within the poisonous mist, 30 Mutant Leopard Cats and other Mutant Beasts that were tangled with them instantly melted into puddles. Wherever the mist spread, as long as one was touched by it, the Mutant Beast would immediately turn black before slumping to the ground as its body corroded away.
“Fucking dangerous poison!!” Yue Zhong’s heart was truly unsettled, if that poison glob was to land on the town, it would immediately cause everyone to collapse. It was even more terrifying than any biological weapon known to man!
Just as the Type 3 Mutant Jiao-Python was preparing to shoot another ball of poison, a shot rang out from the distance, as a sniper bullet landed explosively on the eye of the Type 3 Mutant Jiao-Python.
The sniper bullet that could punch a hole in an armored truck simple bounced off the layer of crystal eyelid over the Type 3 Mutant Jiao-Python’s eyes.
While it did not actually injure the Type 3 Mutant Jiao-Python, it served to enrage it, and while the layer of crystal was not penetrated, it was dented inwards! As one could imagine, it did cause some pain. It turned to look towards a patch of the forest, and after locking on to the position of the sniper, it spat out a glob of poison towards him.
When the poison glob landed, it immediately enveloped that patch of forest including that sniper, leaving only behind a sizzling mess and horrid stench.
In that little time, Yue Zhong and his team had already gotten within 200m of the Type 3 Mutant Jiao-Python.
The 4 Type 2 Mutant Beasts beside the Type 3 Mutant Jiao-Python immediately charged over.
Other than the 4 Type 2 Mutant Beasts, there were 2 other Type 2 Mutant Beasts also charging over, and they were a previously hidden Type 2 Tree Chameleon and a Type 2 Boa Constrictor.
The Type 2 Mutant Boa Constrictor was a 1m-long poisonous snake, with a speed that was just slightly slower than Lightning, which was way beyond most of its kind.
Just as the Type 2 Mutant Boa Constrictor got to within 50m of Yue Zhong, Xin Jia Rou activated her skill [Divine Speed]. Immediately, she burst forth with a speed that was above even Bai Xiao Sheng, brandishing a Dark Magic Blade. She disappeared to the naked eye, while with a flash and in a single slash of a blade, she had chopped the Type 2 Mutant Boa Constrictor in two.
However, after that single slash, Xin Jia Rou reappeared, her complexion pale and breathing ragged. Her Stamina was still lacking, and since the Divine Skill was maintained by the amount of Stamina she had, if she had no means of killing the enemy for sure, she would not be able to channel the skill for long. After killing that Type 2 Mutant Boa Constrictor, Xin Jia Rou had leapt to Level 31, entering the stages of most experts.
The Mutant Tree Chameleon had just gotten close to White Bones, when it was met with a sharp bone spike that exploded out from White Bones’ body, piercing its brain before it started rotating rapidly, turning the brain into mush.
The Type 2 Mutant Poisonous Toad could feel that Yue Zhong’s party was not going to be easy to handle, and had opened its mouth at the first instant, shooting a huge ball of mucus to envelope them.
It was the innate ability of the Type 2 Mutant Poisonous Toad, and it possessed properties that could paralyze humans. The moment a person was caught in it, they would faint at the first instant. It was a Type 2 Mutant Beast that few could stand up against.
“Boss! I’ll deal with this fellow!!” Ying Kai Shan’s eyes flashed with a cold light, as he took a step forwards, swinging his arms forwards, and a huge block of ice was immediately condensed in front of him, blocking the ball of mucus.
Bai Xiao Sheng roared with laughter, and in a flash, appeared beside the Type 2 Mutant Poisonous Toad with his Black Tooth Blade slashing down viciously at its body, saying: “You alone won’t be enough! I’ll help you out!!”
When his blade landed, he felt a slippery feeling from the ends of the blade, as the Black Tooth Blade followed the contours of the body and slid away.
At almost the same time, one of the boils on the skin of the Type 2 Mutant Poisonous Toad burst open, releasing a poisonous mist that started to spread.
Bai Xiao Sheng could not defend against that sudden turn of events, and immediately fainted when he whiffed in the poison gas, slumping to the ground. He was after all, an Agility-based Evolver, and had no way of defending against a poison attack.
At this time, the Type 2 Mutant Poisonous Toad shot its tongue out to grab Bai Xiao Sheng.
“Beast!! Go to hell!!” Hu Yi bellowed as he became one with his blade, and a huge blade beam that seemed to reach the moon and chase the stars came slashing down brightly onto the Type 2 Mutant Poisonous Toad, directly decapitating it.
Not only did Hu Yi become a Strength-based Evolver, but his blade technique had even evolved to the 2nd Order Blade Technique Specialization, and he could utilize his own strength to produce an unparalleled blade qi. The strength of his blade qi was directly related to his Strength, as well as the expended Stamina and Spirit.
Right at this moment, the smaller-sized Type 2 Mutant Green Jiao-Python came slithering over.
White Bones immediately shot a bone spike towards the head of it.
The Type 2 Mutant Green Jiao-Python opened up its mouth to shoot a ball of poison gas back at the income bone spike.
The moment the bone spike entered the range of the poisonous mist, it began to emit some fizzing sounds as boils started to appear on the surface of the bone, before it corroded into a pile of brittle bones.
The demonic fiery eyes of White Bones flashed, and it retreated a few steps, turning around to deal with the other two Type 2 Mutant Beasts.
The corrosive poison of the Type 2 Mutant Green Jiao-Python was the perfect counter to White Bones, and if White Bones was to continue fighting it, it would be only be dragging its loss, hence it had immediately switched targets.
Yue Zhong eyed the Type 2 Mutant Green Jiao-Python, his eyes flashing coldly, and he condensed a Devil Flame Spear, before tossing it with all his strength, sending it towards the head of the Type 2 Mutant Green Jiao-Python.
The Type 2 Mutant Green Jiao-Python responded by opening its huge mouth and shooting poisonous spit at the incoming Devil Flame Spear.
When the green poison landed on the Devil Flame Spear, it sizzled up before evaporating, while the Devil Flame Spear continued whistling through the air and pierced the head of the Type 2 Mutant Green Jiao-Python, incinerating the brain into uselessness.
Yue Zhong had just killed the Type 2 Mutant Green Jiao-Python, but had no time to breathe as the Type 2 Mutant Violent Ape that was built like a small mountain came at him in his moment of killing, while swinging its fist explosively towards Yue Zhong!
Chapter 228: Fighting the Green Jiao-Python!
The fist of the Type 2 Mutant Violent Ape was huge, yet its speed was not slow, and it brought along a tremendous force, capable of even turning an armored car into scrap metal.
Yue Zhong activated his [Shadow Steps], and dodged to the right, evading that fearsome punch from the Type 2 Violent Ape.
“Boss! I’ll help!!” Xia Ming Da saw this and bellowed out in fury, waving his Dark Magic Blade as he slashed towards the Type 2 Violent Ape.
Xia Ming Da was a Strength-based Evolver with the Level 3 Blade Technique Specialization, and his blade swings were extremely deadly. Coupled with the usage of the Dark Magic Blade, he could easily slaughter any weaker Type 2 Mutant Beast.
The Type 2 Violent Ape roared in anger, as it unleashed another terrifying punch towards Xia Ming Da, landing heavily on the Dark Magic Blade. The blow knocked the Dark Magic Blade aside and caused Xia Ming Da to be sent flying back towards a tree violently, smashing into a sloppy meat pulp.
In the end, even a Strength-based Evolver had no way of contending against a top-tier Type 2 Mutant Beast in terms of strength, and the only merit from Xia Ming Da’s efforts was that he left a blade wound on the hand of the Type 2 Violent Ape, as a thin line of fresh blood flowed from the wound.
Each and every Type 2 Mutant Beast had their own strengths and abilities, and could not be underestimated. If caught off-guard, even someone as strong as Yue Zhong would be easily annihilated.
After killing Xia Ming Da explosively, the glint in the Type 2 Violent Ape’s eyes turned even more violent, as it pounced towards Yue Zhong.
On the other side, the Type 2 Mutant Pangolin was also charging at Yue Zhong like a tank.
Even the head of the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python had swiveled to look towards Yue Zhong with its cold vertical eyes.
Facing the combined assault of the 2 Type 2 Mutant Beasts, Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed, and pushed his [Shadow Steps] ability to the limit, dashing towards the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python.
If he allowed the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python to unleash its devastating attacks, everyone that Yue Zhong had brought would die without a doubt.
The 2 Type 2 Mutant Beasts were currently going to attack Yue Zhong, when all of a sudden, a layer of slippery ice condensed on the ground.
The Type 2 Violent Ape was caught unprepared as it stepped on the slippery ice, causing it to heavily fall, smashing a huge rock by the side of the road into smithereens.
The Type 2 Mutant Pangolin on the other hand had reacted immediately, extending its sharp claws as it grabbed the ground, maintaining its stability. However, as a result, its speed slowed down considerably.
Hu Yi walked towards Ying Kai Shan with a huge stride as he laughed: “Beautifully done Deadface!!”
Ying Kai Shan was constantly unemotive, and thus when Hu Yi had met him, he had immediately assigned a nickname to him.
Ying Kai Shan frowned as he muttered: “Hu Yi! I’m called Ying Kai Shan, not Deadface!!”
Hu Yi roared with laughter: “Haha!! I can still kill one more, after which I’ll be spent! The remaining one will be left to you!”
Ying Kai Shan replied solemnly: “Then go get rid of that Type 2 Mutant Pangolin!”
“Fine!!” Hu Yi’s eyes danced, as he shot forward, and again became one with the blade. An unparalleled blade beam came slashing down on the Type 2 Mutant Pangolin.
That tremendous blade beam instantly sliced through the tough carapace of the Type 2 Mutant Pangolin, splitting in two, as its innards and blood splattered out, dying Hu Yi’s body red.
The moment he disposed of the Type 2 Mutant Pangolin, Hu Yi’s complexion turned extremely pale, and he started to breath raggedly, before pulling his blade out and retreating. He was currently extremely weak, and had expended all he had, even a normal Mutant Beast would be able to wipe him out easily.
Yue Zhong continued to rush towards the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python, as he swapped to a PF98 swiftly. A grilled it out he immediately began aiming at it and firing.
With a flash, the rocket landed on the gargantuan body of the Type 3 Green Jiao-Python and exploded.
With that explosion, fresh blood splattered as scales flew apart. Unfortunately the rocket had actually only caused a fist-sized hole in the side of the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python.
Seeing this, Yue Zhong sucked in a breath of cold air: “What a terrifying defence!!”
If it was an ordinary Type 2 Mutant Beast, that single attack from Yue Zhong could cause the body to be blasted in two, however, all it did for the Type 3 Mutant Beast was cause a small fist-sized bloody wound, it was obvious that the defence of the Type 3 Mutant Beast was much tougher than that of a Type 2 Mutant Beast.
Of course, when the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python received that rocket from Yue Zhong, it emitted a roar of pain that sounded like a tiger or leopard, at the same time, it opened its huge jaws, and activated its innate ability, spitting out a huge green ball of poisonous mist that enveloped itself.
Yue Zhong then pulled out another PF98 and fired at the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python.
This time, when the rocket had just arrived near the body of the Green Jiao-Python, it was almost instantly disintegrated due to the strong corrosive poison mist, dissolving into a puddle.
The Type 3 Green Jiao-Python shot Yue Zhong a look, as its body started moving.
When it moved, its speed was extremely fast, even quicker than that of Lightning which was an agile-type beast, and in just a few breaths, it had reached in front of Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed as he instantly activated a layer of [Devil Flame] around him, and when the poison mist around the Green Jiao-Python came in contact with Yue Zhong’s [Devil Flame], it began to sizzle and turn into wisps of vapour.
If it wasn’t for the protection of the [Devil Flame], Yue Zhong would had instantly been dissolved.
The degree of poison belonging to the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python seemed to totally overcome any close-combat Enhancers. Without ample protection against the highly corrosive poison, one would be guaranteed to dissolve the moment one got too close.
Yue Zhong then activated his [Body Encompassing Armor], as White Bones turned into a black orb of light and formed a black carapace that seemingly shined with a metallic luster.
The Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python opened its huge jaws, and bit down towards Yue Zhong at a lightning speed.
Yue Zhong activated his [Shadow Steps] and his speed reached 15 times that of an ordinary person, and while it was not comparable to the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python, it gave him leeway to react.
Just as the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python started to bite down, 2 sharp bone spikes shot out from Yue Zhong’s leg that was covered with the [Body Encompassing Armor], propelling him upwards into the skies.
The Type 3 Green Jiao-Python took a bite out of Yue Zhong’s original position, instantly crushing the 2 bone spikes Yue Zhong shot out into dust. If Yue Zhong had been just a little slower, he would have been crushed into bits.
The moment the bone spikes were destroyed, Yue Zhong took the chance to leap onto the head of the Type 3 Green Jiao-Python.
However, just as he had gotten on its back, the beast shook its head wildly, and a huge force transmitted, coupled with the layer of slippery mucus on the beast’s body, flinging Yue Zhong away by tens of metres.
Yue Zhong’s pupils narrowed, as the Devil Flame in his right hand danced, and the long, all-conquering Devil Flame Spear appeared. He tossed it out strongly, and the Devil Flame Spear shot towards the Type 3 Green Jiao-Python extremely fast, breaking the sound barrier. ***
The Type 3 Green Jiao-Python’s eyes widened, and it opened its huge jaws to counter the Devil Flame Spear by spitting a dense green glob of poison at it.
Poison vapour rose to the skies, before the Devil Flame Spear penetrated that huge ball of poison, reaching the Type 3 Green Jiao-Python.
Although the ball of poison had not managed to stop the Devil Flame Spear entirely, it had worn down the strength of it, and the remaining power behind the Devil Flame Spear was not enough to threaten the Type 3 Green Jiao-Python.
Once it had disrupted Yue Zhong’s attack, the Type 3 Green Jiao-Python opened its jaws again, and started firing balls of poison at a rate of 1 per second, continuously shooting them at Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong’s body flitted about in a bid to dodge those rapid-fire balls of poison. As those poisonous balls landed on the ground, they started to corrode the ground, leaving multiple holes.
The might of those poisonous balls was enough to engulf an area that neared half of a football field, and under the continuous firing of poison spit, the entire area was now covered with a dense green poisonous fog, and all living things within the area had already been dissolved into puddles.
If those poison balls had been fired on the site where Yue Zhong and his men were defending, it was definitely more than enough to completely wipe out the hundreds of experts.
Yue Zhong flitted about, dodging continuously like a spectre, and the Devil Flame covering his body burnt away any poison fog that neared him. Wisps of poisonous vapour sizzled towards the skies.
“Damn it!! What an annoying beast!” As Yue Zhong evaded, his heart was crying bitterly. This Type 3 Green Jiao-Python truly possessed formidable combat strength, and was forcing all his trump cards. Even then, he lacked the confidence for victory.
“I’ll have to bet it all, otherwise we’re going to die here.” Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed with a resolute glint, and he held his breath, then started to rush towards the Type 3 Green Jiao-Python. In order to defend against the assault of the poisonous fog, he had to expend a huge amount of Spirit to maintain the Devil Flame around himself. If this went on, he could defend against the poisonous fog for a limited time only, as after his Spirit was expended fully, he would lose his defence as well.
In just 3 seconds, Yue Zhong had managed to rush to the front of the Type 3 Green Jiao-Python, the Devil Flame dancing in his hands. He expended another 60 Spirit and 20 Stamina to condense a 2m-long Devil Flame Sword. This was, by now, the most that he could afford already.
Yue Zhong had just reached the body of the Type 3 Green Jiao-Python, when its eyes flashed fiercely, and bit out towards Yue Zhong in a vicious manner.
Yue Zhong caused a few bone spikes to shoot out from his right side, pushing him away by 6m, and the jaws of the Type 3 Green Jiao-Python landed on empty ground, cause a few cracks to appear in the surroundings.
Yue Zhong then quickly propelled himself towards the head of the Type 3 Green Jiao-Python, before he used the Devil Flame Sword to viciously strike at and puncture the eyes of the enormous beast.
The blazing hot Devil Flame Sword penetrated the eye, causing the mucus near the eyes to be burnt into nothing, and the might of the Devil Flame exploded out, instantly burning the insides of the eye.
The beast let out an earth-shaking roar of pain, and thrashed about with its strength, instantly knocking against Yue Zhong’s body.
Yue Zhong felt like he was struck by a train as he was instantly knocked back dozens of metres, and even with his layers of protection and defence, he could feel almost 20 of his bones snapping, his internal organs shaken, as he spat out a huge amount of fresh blood.
When he landed, his body felt like breaking apart, his head dizzy, and the degree of pain almost unbearable to the point where one would wish for death. He coughed out once, and another huge mouthful of blood came rushing out. His condition was truly terrible.
This was under the fact that Yue Zhong was partly an Endurance Evolver! Naturally he had large amounts of Endurance, if it was an ordinary person, even if he were to don everything Yue Zhong had on, that single blow from the Type 3 Green Jiao-Python was enough to shatter the insides of the person. Thankfully, Yue Zhong’s body was sturdy enough, hence he managed to survive the blow. Barely.
Yue Zhong gritted his teeth as he tolerated the pain, taking a look at the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python.
Only to discover that the Devil Flame was currently burning the right eye of the Type 3 Green Jiao-Python, as it writhed about in pain, however, with the enveloping mist of poison, the Devil Flame was diminishing slowly. If this continued on, the beast would definitely be able to recover.
“No! I can’t go down like this!! I need to get rid of that piece of shit!!”
Yue Zhong sucked in a deep breath, swallowing a Life-Saving Grass, and directly threw a Type 2 Mutant Beast blood essence into his mouth. With a thought, 2 spikes shot out from behind him, propelling his body towards the Type 3 Green Jiao-Python.
While the blood essence of a Type 2 Mutant Beast had no more enhancing effect on Yue Zhong’s Vitality, it provided a huge boost in terms of his recovery.
The moment the Type 2 Mutant Beast blood essence entered his body, it diffused and started nourishing his body. At the same time, his Level 4 [Regeneration] skill kicked in, helping in the rapid repairing of his body. This enabled him to regain his mobility even after suffering several broken bones.
When Yue Zhong reached the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python, he pulled out his Stinger, and aimed at the right eye of the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python, firing 6 consecutive shots.
The fearsome Stinger bullets penetrated the wounded right eye of the beast, forcefully entering its body before exploding, causing a number of the nerves to be destroyed as a result.
By this time, the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python had become thoroughly enraged, and started twisting its massive body, spitting out poisonous balls rapidly in all directions as part of its rampage.
Facing the enraged Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python, Yue Zhong could only use guerilla tactics such as dodge and hide.
As the spittles of venom shot out in all manner of directions, the moment it landed on any living thing, be it human or Mutant Beast, the unlucky victim would immediately be corroded and dissolved.
After spitting out more than 100 balls of poison, the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python became sluggish, after all, using its innate ability with such disregard would be tiring to even a Type 3 Mutant Beast.
Upon seeing that the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python was becoming sluggish, he propelled himself by extending a bone spike, before leaping onto the head of the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python. He used his right hand to shoot 4 extremely sharp spikes which formed a drill like shape as they pierced the wound, and began to spin rapidly.
Chapter 229: Promotion!Level 60!
The large drill started to spin rapidly, as it made its way towards the brains of the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python. Soon after, the brain was pierced and the drill continued to spin rapidly, blending the internal brain matter into mush.
No matter how strong the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python was, with its brain destroyed it was done for. In its death throes, it tried to fling Yue Zhong, sending him flying, before it shuddered a while, and then finally slumped to the ground.
When Yue Zhong was sent flying by the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python, his body also trembled non-stop, his internal organs suffering from pain. He gritted his teeth forcefully, sending 2 spikes out from his back, supporting him and preventing him from landing harshly.
“Congratulations on achieving Level 58! You have gained 2 points of attributes to be allocated!”
“Congratulations on achieving Level 59! You have gained 2 points of attributes to be allocated!”
“Congratulations on achieving Level 60! You have gained 2 points of attributes to be allocated!”
“Congratulations on achieving Level 60! You have gained 1 skill point to be allocated!”
With the death of the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python, Yue Zhong had immediately leapt 3 levels, becoming a Level 60 Enhancer. The notifications sounded one after another in his mind.
Yue Zhong thought for a while, before allocating all the points to his Agility, at the same time, strengthening his Devil Flame to +4.
“Level 3 Skill Devil Flame (+4) :……., its power is now stronger than the prior enhancement by 5 times!”
After Yue Zhong’s Devil Flame was enhanced, its power was truly raised by a huge margin, however it had not yet reached the level of a Second Order skill.
A Second Order skill was the next threshold, and its might would definitely surpass that of a normal First Order skill. Ever since White Bones had evolved to its Dark Skeleton stage, it could single-handedly deal with any elite soldier, and killing even the weaker Type 2 Mutant Beasts like nothing. That was how powerful a Second Order skill was.
Yue Zhong was intending to raise his Devil Flame to its Second Order stage as quickly as possible, that way he would have something that could deal with the defence of a Type 3 Mutant Beast.
Yue Zhong looked towards the corpse of the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python, and discovered a green treasure box as well as 300 survivor coins: “I wonder what precious treasures would be dropped?”
Yue Zhong bent down to pick up the green treasure box and opened it, as a green radiant line shone out, and a green cloak appeared in his hands.
Level 5 Treasure: Green Jiao-Cape. By wrapping it around one’s body, they can completely protect against even the incoming attack of a 37mm cannon. Upon equipping, Agility +12. Accompanying skill: Summon Green Jiao-Spirit. Skill description: When using the skill, a Green Jiao-Spirit with the combat ability rivalling that of a Type 2 Green Jiao-Python will appear to battle alongside user. Ability duration 1 hour. Cooldown 24 hours.
Yue Zhong donned the cape, and his Agility got raised by another 12 points. By this time, his Agility had reached 135 points. Many of the lower-levelled Agility-based Evolvers could not match his speed at all.
Yue Zhong glanced at the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python’s corpse, and deactivated the Bone Encompassing Armor.
He then issued an order to White Bones: “Go retrieve its blood essence and nuclei for me!!”
To any ordinary Enhancer, the thing that was most beneficial to them would be the blood essence of the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python. The blood essence could raise their body constitution, and while it did not help the combat stats, it was still extremely important. After all, of the 6 major attributes, there was not one that was useless.
When it received the order, White Bones immediately burrowed Into the corpse of the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python, retrieving the necessary items and handing them to Yue Zhong.
The moment he killed that Green Jiao-Python, the rest of the horde started to lose all signs of their order, many of the bigger ones immediately gobbling up the weaker ones. Even more started to escape in all directions.
Even the Type 2 Violent Ape that was clashing against Ying Kai Shan suddenly left him alone and started to run towards the Mountain Range. These Type 2 Mutant Beasts had developed some sort of sixth sense, and would retreat the moment things seemed bad.
“Thank God!! We’re alive!!”
When all the experts who were beyond exhausted saw this, their hearts began to relax, and at the next moment, people began to whoop in delight and excitement.
This time, when the Mutant Beast horde had swarmed them, their numbers were nearing in the 800,000s. It was a force that was almost 20 times larger than the humans, and if it wasn’t for the chaos in between the different races or their leaders being killed before the horde collapsed, the town of humans would definitely have been killed. Many of them were already prepared to die, and when the ending came and they were still alive, they could not help but cheer in relief.
Some of them had literally fainted on the ground the moment they saw the Mutant Beasts dispersing. They had been at battle for so long, and had pushed themselves beyond the limits of their Stamina and Spirit.
“Long live Boss Yue!!”
“Boss Yue you’re awesome!!”
Not long after, Yue Zhong, Hu Yi and the rest slowly appeared at the town entrance. All the surviving experts immediately erupted in a earth-shaking cheer when they saw them. Passionate and thankful gazes fell on them.
Against the beast horde, if it wasn’t for Yue Zhong’s superb command of the situation, as well as his courage and bravery, even taking care of the Type 3 Mutant Green Jiao-Python, no one in the town would have been left alive. This was truly a heartfelt appreciation from every expert present.
Amidst the cheers, the upper echelons of the Scarlet Phoenix Triad had a complicated look as they gazed at the party.
One of the Scarlet Phoenix Elders, Liu Ling Ling whispered to Ding Lie: “Boss!! Now is the time where he’s at his weakest! Shall we take him out!”
Anyone could see that Yue Zhong’s party had been through a gruelling battle, and were at their limits. It was truly their weakest condition. The Scarlet Phoenix Triad had managed to establish themselves in Guilin City precisely because they were not some merciful or kind people. Taking advantage when their opponents were weak had been a normal occurrence in their manner of handling things.
Ding Lei gazed at the party for a long while, before shaking and saying: “No! If we act now, we might not be able to kill him! If we can’t get a sure kill, we will suffer from his retaliation.”
As the cheers went on, Yue Zhong went back to his own site and began to rest, after fighting in so many life-and-death battles consecutively, he was also feeling extremely exhausted, instantly falling asleep when he laid down.
The rest of the experts also left for their own places within the town to rest.
As for the 200+ ordinary soldiers that Yue Zhong had brought specifically to help construct defences, under Larman’s command, they began to sweep up all the corpses of the Type 2 Mutant Beasts, the other higher-level Mutant Beasts and kept watch over them, including the Type 3 Mutant Beast corpse. These were after all valuable treasures.
On the second day, when most of the experts had just woken up, they were summoned by Yue Zhong to the main square.
In the open square of the town, the human experts gathered one by one.
Over 3,000 people had come on the hunt for the Type 3 Mutant Beast, as of now, only 900 of them remained. The rest of the 2,000 plus people had died at the jaws of the Mutant Beast horde. However, for the surviving experts, almost everyone of them gained a huge increase in their combat abilities.
Zheng Tu also brought the rest of the Great God Triad towards the square and found a spot to sit down.
“Where’s the Scarlet Phoenix Triad?” Zheng Tu swept his gaze left and right, but did not discover them, and he started to feel uneasy in his heart.
Right at this time, a chief of the Divine Dragon Triad, Zhang Zhi Hao, whose looks were insignificant, came up to Zheng Tu and said: “Old Zheng!! Seems like something’s off!! Looking at the crowd, don’t tell me Boss Yue wants to absorb all of us?”
While this Divine Dragon Triad sounded extremely valiant, and could be confused with the Heavenly Dragon Triad, in truth, they were comprised of 7 core members, who were good brothers, as well as a few other outer members. The Chief, Zhang Zhi Hao, had a so-so strength, and his enhancement level was 33. However, his character was smooth, and he had a lot of connections, and he had some form of bonds with Zheng Tu.
Zheng Tu eyed Zhang Zhi Hao and spoke solemnly: “Yesterday, it was all due to Boss Yue, that we’re all alive now. If Boss Yue wants to take all of us in, then there’s nothing wrong with it, just treat it that we’re giving our lives to him.”
Zhang Zhi Hao’s expression turned frigid as he replied: “Bro Zheng. Yes, it’s true that he saved us. But our businesses had been based on our own efforts. If he wants to take them all, isn’t that inappropriate?”
When Zheng Tu heard those words, he also could not help but turn silent. Modern society was like this, even though Zheng Tu was grateful to Yue Zhong for saving their lives, but the thought of handing over his business, even Zheng Tu felt a little reluctant.
In the square, the majority of the people began to engage in discussion, guessing Yue Zhong’s motives for gathering them here.
At this time, Yue Zhong strode onto the stage in the middle.
Behind Yue Zhong, there was Xin Jia Rou and Ning Yu Xin. On his sides, there were 2 neat rows of soldiers who had an extremely intimidating aura.
Yue Zhong sat down, sweeping his glance across the entire square, before opening his mouth: “Today, I’ve gathered everyone here, to discuss something important!”
Yue Zhong glanced around a little after pausing, then continued: “The Heavenly Dragon Triad and Green Bamboo Triad went back on their words, abandoning their posts at a crucial time. This is a heinous crime. I’ve decided that when I head back to Guilin City, I will exterminate them according to the agreement! However! While the Green Stone Triad has that wish, we may not have the strength! So I hope that all of you here will help me, Yue Zhong, out!”
“That’s natural!! The Heavenly Dragon Triad! Green Bamboo Triad! Those bastards!! Kill them!! Boss Yue!! I, Zhang Zhi Hao, will definitely support you!!”
“Kill those bastards!!”
After those words of Yue Zhong, everyone present exploded out in fury. Everyone had a deep hatred for those 2 triads. If it wasn’t for their betrayal, many of their brothers and friends wouldn’t have died needlessly. Revenge was something they agreed on.
Chapter 230: Di Ya’s Resolve
Yue Zhong looked at everyone before slowly saying: “The Heavenly Dragon and Green Bamboo factions are large, their operations well organized. To eradicate them, we will need to work together. Without a single commander, it would be impossible, therefore I have decided to establish the Heaven Union, combining all our strength to wipe out the 2 triads!”
Yue Zhong wanted the experts present to work together. However, he knew that many of these experts had their own triads, and they would not be willing to just bring their men to join Yue Zhong, hence he came up with the idea of an union.
Zhang Zhi Hao immediately clapped his hands and nodded: “Good!! This idea’s good!! That’s great! I vouch for Boss Yue to be the Union Chief of this Heaven Union!!”
“That’s right! If it wasn’t for you Boss Yue, we would all have died!! Boss Yue, if you were to be the Union Leader, we would have no objections!”
“Those who’re not willing to join the Heaven Union must be dogs of the Heavenly Dragon Triad and Green Bamboo Triad! Let’s eradicate them!!”
Amongst those rallying cries, there were definitely some who were planted by Yue Zhong, but a number of them were shouting out heartfelt words as well.
After the tough battle against the Mutant Beast horde the previous night, Yue Zhong had absorbed a number of experts into his ranks, and these people would be able to bolster his fighting force, and naturally increase his might.
Under those passionate cries, if there were anyone who still hesitated, they could only keep silent and go with the flow.
Yue Zhong grinned, and amiably called out: “Fine! Since everyone has so kindly nominated me! I will gladly accept the position as Union Chief then!”
This Heaven Union was a way that Yue Zhong could utilize all the different triads. With this, it was more effective than forcefully absorbing the smaller triads.
Also, with the name of the Heaven Union, Yue Zhong could justify sending those smaller powers who were not willing to join him, to become cannon fodder to test the strength of the Heavenly Dragon Triad and Green Bamboo Triad, wearing down their forces.
Zhang Zhi Hao was the first to applaud loudly: “Long live Union Chief Yue!!”
“Congratulations Union Chief Yue!!”
A wave of congratulations began to resound from the people present. Some of the more intelligent ones could tell that something was off, but seeing the numerous experts beside Yue Zhong, they kept their silence.
After establishing the Union to control the number of experts, Yue Zhong began to delegate duties for them to clear the numerous Mutant Beasts corpses. They were all valuable resources, be it their hide, their bones, their claws, they were all materials that could be turned into useful equipment. Therefore, everyone began to collect with a look of excitement on their faces.
Di Ya had managed to escape back to Guilin City in a pathetic manner. When he returned, he immediately summoned the remaining 2 Elders who stayed behind as he gave an order: “Immediately bring men to go get Yue Zhong’s father Yue Ming here!”
The 2 Elders were called Yan Liang and Lu Tao, and they were both Evolvers, possessing immense strength.
Yan Liang frowned as he asked: “Chief! If we kidnap Yue Ming, we will really be creating an enmity with the Green Stone Triad. Are you sure this is a good idea?”
Di Ya’s pupils narrowed as he coldly asked: “Elder Yan, are you trying to go against my orders?”
Yan Liang replied with. haste: “Your subordinate does not dare! It’s just that Chief, may I ask, what happened to the other Elders that went hunting with you?”
“Good! Good!! Good!!! Yan Liang you dare to question me?!” Di Ya laughed coldly, before suddenly brandishing the blade at his waist, slicing Yan Liang’s head off with the flash of his weapon. Yan Liang’s decapitated head flew through the air, landing on the floor with a thud, his eyes one of shock.
Yan Liang had never thought that Di Ya would actually act against him. Normally, even though the 2 of them had their conflicts, as Yan Liang was an Evolver, and his position inside the Triad wasn’t low, Di Ya had to give him some face as well. Due to this, Yan Liang did not foresee that Di Ya would suddenly explode and kill him in a single move.
Witnessing this, Lu Tao’s face immediately fell, and he could not help but retreated a few steps.
Di Ya stared at Lu Tao coldly, spitting: “Yan Liang committed insubordination, and was dealt with by me!! Elder Lu, are you going to obey my orders! Or do you want to disobey as well?!”
By now, within the Heavenly Dragon Triad, there were only Di Ya and Lu Tao left who were Evolvers. Yan Liang had been good friends with all 6 Elders that Di Ya brought out, and Di Ya was afraid that there would survivors from the town, and hence, to thoroughly seize control of his Heavenly Dragon Triad, he had taken care of Yan Liang at the first moment!
Lu Tao felt a chill in his heart as he replied: “Lu Tao is willing to strive for Chief!! I will bring my men to capture Yue Ming right this instant!”
With that, Lu Tao quickly left.
Di Ya then mulled for a long while, before carrying out various actions.
The entire Heavenly Dragon Triad was activated, as they went to attack the Green Stone Triad that Yue Zhong established.
Countless hooligans of the Heavenly Dragon Triad carried knives and wooden bats as they went into the different establishments, pillaging and damaging property, attacking anyone on sight. They strove to destroy as much of the businesses they could, while injuring many members of the Green Stone Triad.
Their attacks came without warning, and not long after, all 20 over shops under the Green Stone Triad were destroyed cleanly by the Heavenly Dragon Triad, and their casualties numbered in the 70s, some dead even. It was truly tragic.
One of the Hall Lords came crying in front of Zheng Ming He: “Elder Zheng!! Our 70 or more brothers had been pummeled by the Heavenly Dragon Triad!! You must help us seek redress!!”
“Have the Heavenly Dragon Triad gone crazy?” Zheng Ming He heard the report and frowned, he was different from the other subordinates of Yue Zhong. If it was the hot-blooded Bai Xiao Sheng, he definitely would have activated all the troops and fight it out with the Heavenly Dragon Triad without any consideration. As for him, he wanted to know the logic behind the actions.
One of the elites that Yue Zhong had brought over from Tianxin District came running in front of Zheng Ming He and reported: “Elder Zheng!! The main force of the Heavenly Dragon Triad is currently marching towards us now! What do we do?”
“Don’t tell me that the Heavenly Dragon Triad are truly targeting us?” Zheng Ming He was shocked, before solemnly commanding: “Command all members of the Green Stone Triad to gather at the main headquarters! Prepare for battle!!”
The elite soldier replied with a “Yes!” before immediately dismissing himself.
Under Zheng Ming He’s orders, a large number of the Green Stone Triad members gathered at the headquarters, as they prepared to engage in battle against the Heavenly Dragon Triad.
On the other side, Chen Sheng Gang was currently guarding Yue Zhong’s house nearby with 6 other experts, as they observed everything that went on around. They were in charge of the safety of Yue Zhong’s family.
One soldier suddenly pointed to a distance as he called out to Chen Sheng Gang: “Head! Those guys don’t seem right!!”
Chen Sheng Gang looked towards the direction, only to see Lu Tao leading 30 experts from the Heavenly Dragon Triad as they ran over.
Lu Tao was very clear that Yue Ming would be under protection, as he was an important character, and decided to bring along more experts, intending to kidnap the entire family with brute force.
Chen Sheng Gang saw them and his expression changed, before ordering out: “Zhao Gua!! Immediately go take 2 men and escort Boss Yue’s parents out of here!!”
Seeing those over 30 experts rushing over, a bad feeling arose in Chen Sheng Gang’s heart.
“Yes! Head!” Zhao Gua then left immediately with 2 experts towards Yue Zhong’s house.
Another elite asked Chen Sheng Gang directly: “What do we do now, Head?”
“Kill them directly!!” Chen Sheng Gang’s eyes flashed grimly as he roared and pulled out a 12.7mm heavy machine gun, aiming at them and spraying wildly.
In order to protect his family, Yue Zhong had granted Chen Sheng Gang to kill without restrictions.
The dense rain of bullets immediately barraged down on those 30-over members of the Heavenly Dragon Triad.
Lu Tao and the rest totally didn’t expect the usage of a heavy machine gun, furthermore, Chen Sheng Gang had not so much as asked a question, and had suddenly attacked.
In that instant, 6 of the experts were immediately ripped to shreds by the rapid fire.
“Take cover!! Kill them all!!” Lu Tao’s eyes went bloodshot as he roared, and the members of the Heavenly Dragon Triad began to dive for cover, before pulling out their own weapons and firing back at Chen Sheng Gang’s position.
The intense gunfire broke out, causing the survivors within the vicinity to hide in their houses as they trembled in fear.
Zhao Gua had led the 2 experts and reached Yue Zhong’s house quickly, shooting down the lock and bursting through the room.
Yue Ming looked at them in shock, as he suppressed the fear in his heart and questioned: “Who are you people?”
Zhao Gua shot forward like an arrow, chopping Yue Ming and his wife in the neck, knocking them out, as he muttered: “Pardon my manners!!”
The other 2 soldiers immediately carried them, as the 3 of them made their way towards the roof of the apartment building.
Zhao Gua and his party quickly arrived at the roof above the 3rd storey.
He faced the opposite building, raising his right hand, and a number of steel wires explode out from behind his back, wrapping around one of the soldier, before sending him over to the other building.
Using this method, Zhao Gua made it across with his men, as they quickly escaped from there, rapidly landing on the other building.
Like this, they crossed a number of roofs similarly, and before long, Zhao Gua, the 2 soldiers, as well as Yue Ming and his wife disappeared amongst the buildings.
Lu Tao was also a strong Spirit-based Evolver, and as he saw the rain of bullets, he quickly activated a [Psychic Barrier], blocking those heavy machine gun bullets, at the same time bellowing: “Charge!!”
The remaining soldiers immediately leapt out from their covers, charging forwards with Lu Tao.
“Bastard!” Chen Sheng Gang’s face fell, and activated his skill, as a huge wall of earth arose and blocked in front of those Heavenly Dragon Triad members. He was not aiming to kill, instead, buying for time. He had only 3 other men with him, and the 4 of them were definitely not a match against the over 20 other experts.
6 Strength-based Enhancers brought their weapons as they smashed furiously on the earth wall, causing it to break down immediately.