God and Devil World - Chapter 341-350
Chapter 341: Biological Armor!
Ji Qing Wu heard Yue Zhong’s confession and the corners of her mouth lifted slightly. This was what she wanted to hear the most, and it was all she needed. Her lips trembled, as though she wanted to speak.
“Don’t speak!! Please, don’t say anything!! Look at me! I’ll definitely save you!! I’ll save you!!” Yue Zhong became anxious when he saw that Ji Qing Wu was struggling to speak, and stopped her frantically, while trying to climb towards her.
The Yue Zhong now did not have the bearing of a cold, ruthless tyrant, nor was he the same leader that viewed survivors like ants. He was just a pitiful person struggling to save his loved one, trying his best to snatch back the ball from the death god’s court.
Since Ji Qing Wu’s spine had been pierced through together with her chest, her injuries were critical. Yue Zhong was worried that she might expend her energy to speak, and lose her strength to hang on.
She had a smile on her face as she watched Yue Zhong struggle to reach her. Her heart was filled with a warm feeling, and she could see that this was Yue Zhong’s true feelings for her. She coughed once more, and a mouthful of blood was expelled, before her eyes started to dim, no longer seeing Yue Zhong clearly.
“Yue Zhong!! I love you! Cough!” Just as Yue Zhong reached her, he heard her using her last breath to slowly speak those words, before coughing a mouthful of blood. Her body trembled slightly, then she went limp.
“Ah!!!! Don’t die!! Don’t die!! Don’t die!!! Please, I’m begging you!!! Open your eyes, please!! Open your eyes!!” He was about 7m away from her. He used all his strength to drag himself towards her, and fumbled with his treasures. He poured the Life-Saving Grass, Ou Ming Ver. 1, Ver. 2, Ver. 3, the 13 recently ripened Purple Jade Fruits into her mouth. Even the Type 3 Blood Essence he had been keeping was not spared.
The countless valuable treasures entered Ji Qing Wu’s mouth, causing her body to shudder slightly. Her body also became less cold.
“I need to calm down!! Be calm!! I will tear this beast apart. But Qing Wu cannot remain like this. What do I do?” He heaved a slight sigh of relief when he felt her body regaining some colour. However, he was still at a loss on her situation.
The injuries to Ji Qing Wu’s chest and abdomen were serious, and if Yue Zhong were to suffer such injuries, it was also unknown if he would survive them or not. Ji Qing Wu’s Vitality and Endurance were all vastly below Yue Zhong, surviving would truly be hard to say.
“White Bones come out!” With a thought, White Bones stepped out of the nether hole in mid air, its huge hands grabbing on to the claw of the huge bird.
“Secure her body, don’t let it move about.” Yue Zhong pointed at Ji Qing Wu and ordered.
White Bones immediately shot out a few bone spikes, locking Ji Qing Wu’s body in place.
Yue Zhong eyed Ji Qing Wu and gritted his teeth before climbing towards the head of the Type 4 Flame Bird. If he did not kill this beast, Ji Qing Wu would definitely die. Killing it might mean only a 1 in 10 chance of survival, but at least there was a chance.
Yue Zhong climbed up along the body of the monstrous bird, before he expended 100 points of Spirit to conjure a Devil Flame Spear that was 8m long.
After evolving the skill to its Second Order stage, Yue Zhong’s expenditure to form a spear shot up from 50 to 100 points. However, this new spear that required a 100 points to prepare was at least 6 times mightier than the previous one.
The Type 4 Flame Bird seemed to have detected Yue Zhong’s strong killing intent. It twisted its body in a bid to peck at him. The blow almost caused him to lose his grip. Yue Zhong grabbed the back of the Flame Bird tightly, and the Devil Flame Spear in his hands became like a shooting star as it shot towards the head of the Flame Bird.
The resulting explosion was extremely gruesome. With such a terrifying strength of the Devil Flame, the combustion blasted a huge hole in the head of the Flame Bird, incinerating at least half its brains.
The Flame Bird might be a Type 4 Mutant Beast, but its strength laid in its Mach 2 speed. With that alone, as long as it managed to launch an attack, even Yue Zhong would be heavily injured. However, its defence was not as tough, and it was at most capable of defending against 12.7mm rounds.
“Congratulations on achieving Level 77….”
“Congratulations on achieving Level 78, you’ve gained 2 attribute points to be allocated.”
The moment the Flame Bird’s head was blasted by Yue Zhong, a huge orb of experience flowed into his body, causing him to instantly shoot up 2 levels, until he reached Level 78.
At the same time, a Blue Treasure Box dropped out, and fell downward.
Before it could plunge any further, White Bones fired out a small bone net to retrieve the Blue Treasure Box.
With the death of the Flame Bird, its massive body began to plunge towards the earth as well.
“Remove her from the claw! Bring her to me!” Yue Zhong ordered White Bones.
White Bones quickly removed Ji Qing Wu’s body from the claw, and at that moment a large amount of blood and some fleshy parts flowed out.
White Bones didn’t seem to notice, and directly extended out its bone spike to deliver her to Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong had already worn a parachute, and he grabbed Ji Qing Wu, waving his right hand and a transparent silk shot out, sticking to the body of Type 4 Flame Bird.
Yue Zhong hugged Ji Qing Wu tightly, as he gazed downwards with a calm look. When there was a distance of about 1.5km from the ground, he opened the parachute. At the same time, he activated the Gravity Manipulation, lowering the weight of himself and Ji Qing Wu by half.
The body of the Flame Bird plummet straight down, exploding in bits and pieces upon impact.
“This is an island?” Yue Zhong hugged Ji Qing Wu as he surveyed the surroundings, only to discover that the land he was about to land on was only about 1km wide, and there didn’t seem to be any greenery. It was as though it was like a coral reef in the middle of a sea.
Yue Zhong carried Ji Qing Wu as they landed gently on the island. He retrieved a blanket and placed Ji Qing Wu on it. Seeing the huge wound in her chest, he felt slightly helpless.
Although she had already taken in all those precious medicines and enhancements, her eyes were shut tight, and she was still in her coma.
“What should I do? Oh right! There’s still that!!” As he was about to wring his hands in exasperation, he remembered the corpse of the Type 4 Flame Bird. He went over and retrieved the nuclei that looked like a ball of flame condensed into a physical form, as well as the blood essence, that was fiery to the touch as well.
He came to Ji Qing Wu’s side, and with the extremely priceless Type 4 Flame Bird Blood Essence in his mouth, he bit it and broke it apart, before bringing his lips to hers. He then guided the flow of the energy towards her chest.
The blood essence from a Type 4 Mutant Beast was not ordinary, the moment it entered abdomen, it transformed into an warm energy source that began to nourish her body.
Nourished by the blood essence, Ji Qing Wu’s wounds stopped bleeding. However the gaping hole and shredded organs were not something that could just repair instantly. These were wounds beyond the help of the blood essence.
A blood essence could enhance a person’s constitution and Vitality, but it could not regenerate body parts.
“What can I do!? Oh right! There’s still that!! Who knows, there might be something useful!” Yue Zhong eyed Ji Qing Wu’s pained expression and began to panic again, before he opened up the Blue Treasure Box dropped by the Flame Bird. With a bright flash, a strange humanoid equipment about 2m appeared in front of it. There were strange blue lines running around the machine like veins. There was also a huge gem right in the middle.
“Level 7 Treasure: Biological Armor Type 1. A cosmic warfare battle armor, providing high defence and allows user to fight under extreme conditions. Provides enough oxygen. Also possesses the ability to automatically heal user. Requires Mutant Beast Nuclei to operate.”
“Level 7 Treasure! This is actually a Level 7 Treasure.” Yue Zhong was momentarily stunned when he saw the Biological Armor Type 1. It was the first time he came across a Level 7 Treasure. After all, he had fought so hard and the highest grade of equipment he ever got was his trusty and useful storage ring, which was a Level 6 Treasure. This Biological Armor was actually higher by a grade, it must truly be exceptional.
Yue Zhong reached out to touch the Biological Armor, and with a thought, the front gem opened up to reveal a slot, which was meant for the nuclei of Mutant Beasts.
Yue Zhong placed the Type 4 Flame Bird Nuclei into the compartment, and closed the gem cover. The entire equipment shuddered, before coming to life.
“Open up!” Yue Zhong ordered the Biological Armor.
The Biological Armor opened up and Yue Zhong carefully placed Ji Qing Wu within it.
After the lid closed, it immediately began reparation works on her body.
“Restoration in progress! Calculating… User is currently on the brink of death, in order to fully restore user, it would take approximately 90 Earth days. During restoration, the armor cannot be used in combat, and it would be in a sealed state.” A line of text appeared on the lid of the Biological Armor.
Chapter 342: Type 5 Mutant Beast!
Seeing that line of information, Yue Zhong finally heaved a sigh of relief. He then began to survey his surroundings carefully.
“The island is moving!” As he looked around, he could feel it in his bones. Countless ripples were radiating outwards from the reef-like island beneath him.
“Could this island be an actual behemoth-type Sea Mutant Beast?” Yue Zhong’s heart turned cold as he looked at his feet.
“The Eyes of Perception must be targeted at a body part. To know for sure, I can only head to the edges of the island.”
He pondered for a while, before heading over to the corpse of the Type 4 Mutant Flame Bird and began to cut up its body.
It was purely by luck that Yue Zhong had been able to kill such a tyrannical Type 4 Mutant Beast. If it had been a frontal clash, he would have been instantly decimated by its speed. Even the Shield of Light and the Bronze Spiritual Bell would not have been of much use.
Unfortunately for the Type 4 Mutant Flame Bird, it belonged to the low-defence category of Mutant Beasts, that was how it was finished in one blow by Yue Zhong that had been grabbing onto its body.
Yue Zhong began to let the blood out of the corpse of the Flame Bird, pouring them into large containers before keeping them inside his storage ring. He separated the blood, brain pulp, brain matter, bone marrows and anything that he could squeeze out inside his storage ring. After that, he used his Crocodile Tooth Saw Blade to saw off those large talons.
The talons of the Flame Bird had easily pierced the Type 3 Mutant Beast Hide on Ji Qing Wu’s body. That was actually incredible, considering that not even cannons can damage the hides of Type 3 Mutant Beasts.
The Flame Bird had an 80m-long wingspan, and its talons were at least a metre. Even the Black Tooth Blade and Crocodile Tooth Saw Blade that were among Yue Zhong’s best weapons could not match the sharpness of the talon.
Yue Zhong intended to forge a sharp machete from the talons. Using it might not gain any enhancements from killing his enemies, but it would be a powerful weapon to utilize.
After harvesting all that he could from the corpse, he hesitate a little while, before carefully proceeding towards one direction to the edge of the island.
“Level 118 Mutant Beast: Type 5 Dragon Whale Beast. It is of the Overlord-Level of the Seas, and it is an incredibly terrifying Mutant Beast.”
Yue Zhong had just taken a look and began to edge back carefully. He was afraid of being noticed by that Type 5 Mutant Beast.
In such a vast ocean where there was no end in sight, the moment this Type 5 Dragon Whale Beast entered the waters, Yue Zhong would be in trouble.
The water bodies of the Earth were larger than the land mass, and the marine biology in the waters would definitely be more diverse and larger. Under such circumstances, the threat of these marine creatures were at least a hundred times more dangerous than on land. If Yue Zhong were to enter the waters, he would immediately be in danger. This was because his trump card Devil Flame was of no use in the water.
Yue Zhong returned to the biological armor containing Ji Qing Wu to stand guard.
The Type 5 Dragon Whale Beast was an overlord within the seas, and only other Type 5 Mutant Beasts would dare provoke it. No lower-rank Beasts would be silly to get too close.
Yue Zhong stood like this on the ‘island’, not able to utilize any of his skills. He could only wait obediently on the behemoth’s back with the biological armor on it, while reading a book out of boredom.
Within Yue Zhong’s ring, there was a large supply of water and food, more than enough to last him for a year.
After an indeterminate number of days, a huge wave suddenly swept towards the back of the Type 5 Dragon Whale Beast.
“What’s going on?”
Before Yue Zhong had the chance to react, he was swept off the back of the Type 5 Dragon Whale Beast, and plunged into the deep blue sea.
The biological armor Ji Qing Wu had always been bound to Yue Zhong’s back with some spider silk.
The moment he entered the water, the biological armor followed suit.
As Ji Qing Wu was inside the pod, Yue Zhong could not afford to keep the pod into his storage ring, instead, keeping her outside.
Upon submerging into the waters, he saw the beast which was at least a thousand metres long, with a jaw full of sharp teeth, currently engaged in a clash with a huge shark at least 800m long. Both titans were currently snapping at and biting each other viciously. With them at the centre, the resulting waves of their clash were constantly rippling out, churning the waters.
“Level 113 Mutant Beast: Type 5 Mutant Tiger Shark. One of the kings in the waters, its nature is extremely aggressive.”
Yue Zhong saw the beasts engaged in mutual slaughter and hurriedly allowed the waves to carry him away from the vicinity. If it was on land, then it was a different matter. However, since they were helpless in the waters, he didn’t dare stay to play the fisherman. If he was not careful, he might end up being finished off by the 2 behemoths.
Right after he had floated about a hundred metres away, his position was locked on by a huge Mutant Shark, and it immediately swam for him.
“Level 46 Mutant Beast: Mutant Shark. A water-type mutant beast.”
Although Yue Zhong possessed a body that was 10 times more powerful than a person, he was unable to utilize his maximum potential in water. Even if his speed now exceeded the world champion prior to the apocalypse, he could not possibly out-swim the Mutant Shark.
In barely a few breaths, the Mutant Shark had reached Yue Zhong and was opening its jaws to chomp down on Yue Zhong.
Before he was about to be bit, Yue Zhong hurriedly activated his Clone Technique, and an identical clone appeared in the waters.
Seeing the appearance of one more prey, the Mutant Shark was momentarily confused, before it went for the one closer to it, and snapped its jaws.
On that clone, there was some spider silk that Yue Zhong had laid beforehand. With a thought, he retracted the silk, pulling himself towards the jaws of the Mutant Shark.
The Mutant Shark saw another prey appearing by its jaws and opened them to bite again.
Yue Zhong immediately casted his Gravity Manipulation, causing a 2-fold gravitational force to weigh down on the Mutant Shark. The beast instantly sunk slightly, its jaws snapping on nothing.
Yue Zhong took the chance to get on the head of the Mutant Shark, using his spider silk to wrap around its body. He then unleashed a single punch with all his strength towards the head of the beast. The hammer-like blow caused the body of the Mutant Shark to shudder.
Because of that blow, the Mutant Shark writhed in pain, trying to shake Yue Zhong off its back.
His fingers dug into the head of the Mutant Shark like claws, while he wrapped his legs around the body. He then proceeded to pummel the Mutant Shark’s head viciously.
Although it was difficult to unleash one’s strength due to the resistance in water, Yue Zhong’s constitution already exceeded a normal person by 10 times. His Strength had already exceeded even some Mutant Beasts, and his blows were a considerable threat.
After close to a 100 blows, the Mutant Shark was punched silly and the spider silk was constantly wearing down the Stamina of the beast .
After struggling for a while, its body went limp helplessly, and it spat out some blood.
Yue Zhong quickly made use of the opportunity to add a point to his Tamer Technique, before casting it on the Mutant Shark.
Under the forceful suppression from the Level 4 Tamer Technique, the Mutant Shark which was not even at its Type 2 stage was brought under Yue Zhong’s control smoothly.
He heaved a sigh of relief, and patted its body. With a thought, it directly shot through the water towards the surface like a jet.
When they broke through the surface, Yue Zhong exhaled deeply. The fight with the Mutant Shark had taken 15 minutes. If it wasn’t for his high Vitality, he would definitely not have been able to hang on.
Yue Zhong rode on the Mutant Shark before handing a Type 2 Nuclei to the shark and said: “From today, you’re called Little Sharkie then.”
The Mutant Shark gobbled up the nuclei and expressed its joy through their telepathic connection.
To Little Sharkie, a Type 2 Nuclei was the best form of nutrition. It was already a high-level Mutant Beast within the waters, once it digested the nuclei, it could possibly evolve to a Type 2 Mutant Beast anytime.
Yue Zhong gave an order to Little Sharkie: “Take me to the nearest land!”
Receiving his orders, Little Sharkie shot towards the north-east direction with its maximum speed. Although it had suffered when it was pummeled by Yue Zhong earlier, the Type 2 Nuclei was a sort of nourishment and it was already recovering.
Normal sharks could only swim at a speed of about 40km/hour, and it was only for a short time. Little Sharkie was a Mutant Beast and it was able to hit 60km/hour, or maintain a speed of 40km/hour for at least 12 hours.
Little Sharkie swam for 12 hours straight before it finally brought Yue Zhong to land. It then leaped out of the water onto land, curling its body as if it was dead.
Only Yue Zhong knew that Little Sharkie was currently evolving towards its Type 2 stage.
Yue Zhong glanced at Little Sharkie, ordering White Bones to stand guard over it, while he carried Ji Qing Wu and the biological armor she was in towards the inner parts of land.
Chapter 343: Japan!
Yue Zhong came to a small town, only to discover that it was overrun with tall, wild grass. There were all sorts of abandoned vehicles, and not a single soul was in sight. There were only zombies in groups shambling about. On both sides of the streets, there were various stores with hiragana and katakana characters.
Yue Zhong realized where he was.
“This is Japan. Did we actually come this far?”
He looked around and strided towards the town. With his enhancement level and combat strength, killing a 1000 zombies wasn’t a problem anymore, it would just expend a huge amount of Stamina.
When Yue Zhong stepped into town, the huge group of zombies were attracted by his sounds and scent, and began to shamble over.
He waved his huge Black Tooth Blade, slicing the zombies in front of him into 2. As they come forward, they would be casually dealt with.
Just as he was about to reach the center, there was the sound of glass breaking. 2 speedy shadows leaped out suddenly and rushed towards him.
The huge Black Tooth Blade slashed out twice in quick succession, as 2 cold blade beams caused the 2 S2s to be sliced apart, blood splattering everywhere. A Level 3 Skill Book: Agility Solidification appeared in Yue Zhong’s hands.
Strength Solidification, Agility Solidification, such strengthening skill books appeared more commonly. In comparison, Devil Flame, Plant Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, etc, such skills that were powerful offensively were only dropped from hunting high-level Mutant Beasts or zombies. Even then, the chances were slim.
“Tasukete! Tasukete! (Help!)”
As Yue Zhong was waving his Black Tooth Blade about to slice the zombies, an anxious cry or help sounded from a supermarket.
“Human? Japanese?” Yue Zhong frowned and looked towards the direction. He saw a huge supermarket and up on the 2nd level, there was a young high school female student. Her hair was long and black, tied in a ponytail. Her eyes were bright and large, her bountiful chest threatening to burst out from her sailor-like uniform. She was currently screaming to get Yue Zhong’s attention.
“Should I save her? Ah, what the heck, having a local is better.”
Yue Zhong hesitated before walking over.
There were 5 S2s and 2 L2s as well as over a dozen other ordinary zombies gathered in front of the gate. They immediately pounced towards Yue Zhong when they saw him.
He waved his weapon about, easily taking care of them in a matter of seconds.
Within the supermarket, there were a dozen ordinary zombies that were once the employees roaming about. He took care of them and directly headed to the 2nd level, kicking the door wide open.
When the Japanese student saw him, her face revealed a pleasant look of surprise, as she bowed 90 degrees, and greeted him with respect: “Arigatou! Thank you!”
Yue Zhong eyed the student and asked directly: “Do you speak Chinese?”
Hearing his words, the female student immediately became flustered. It was obvious that she couldn’t.
He sighed lightly in his heart. Chinese was after all not like English, which was the world’s most common language. If he hadn’t learnt the Language Proficiency skill, it would have been a nightmare to communicate with the student.
Yue Zhong continued: “I’m Yue Zhong! I’m from China, what’s your name?”
The Japanese student replied: “I’m called Fujisaki Kaori! 2nd year student at Sakura High. I’m 16 this year. Thank you very much for saving me, Yue-kun!”
“Why are you here?” He assessed her carefully, noting the Japanese katana beside her, and felt that it must be a system equipment.
Fujisaki Kaori looked at Yue Zhong with her huge eyes filled with reverence and idolization. “I was here to source for food. However, I wasn’t careful and allowed those S-types and L-types to surround me. Thankfully, Yue-kun appeared to save me, otherwise, I would have starved to death here. Yue-kun, you’re really strong! You can kill so many zombies so easily! It’s too amazing!”
The Japanese were respectful people, and their humble attitude and reverence for the strong were deep set in their bones. As long as there was strength, it didn’t matter what the other party was. Only the strong would earn the respect and veneration from the Japanese.
Fujisaki Kaori watched how fearlessly Yue Zhong had strolled into the crowd of zombies. He had crushed them like ants, and her heart had fluttered. She felt slightly attracted to him, after all, he had just saved her.
Heroes rescuing damsels in distress was a tradition that was almost a sure-fire way to win the heart of the fairer sex. It was so popular because it was extremely effective.
Fujisaki Kaori was silent for a while before she extended an invitation to Yue Zhong: “Yue-kun! Will you please come with me to our establishment?”
Yue Zhong looked at her expectant expression, and guessed that she might be from a small establishment. Those small-time factions had no way of containing someone like him, if he were to rage, he could easily decimate one or two of such bases.
“Sure.” He agreed, even though he was not of a favourable impression of the Japanese. However, he had no choice because of the foreign land, and he needed someone to guide.
“Come with me! I’ll gift you something from the supermarket!” Yue Zhong turned and headed down.
Fujisaki Kaori followed him down.
He pointed to the entire supermarket and said: “Help yourself!”
“Thanks!” After expressing her thanks, Fujisaki Kaori ran and grabbed a huge haversack. Before stuffing it with all sorts of things. After filling it up, she then found a trolley, filling it up before pushing it out.
“This Fujisaki Kaori is pretty intelligent!” Yue Zhong eyed her actions and praised her silently.
Most people would not think of using the trolleys to collect and transport items. After all, one’s mobility would be affected when using it. However, Fujisaki Kaori had done precisely so because she knew she had Yue Zhong around.
Soon, she carried her haversack and pushed the trolley in front of him.
“Let’s go!” Yue Zhong eyed Fujisaki Kaori and turned around, not minding the trolley at all.
She was slightly disappointed, and proceeded to push it herself, following behind Yue Zhong.
Along the way, many zombies tried to attack Yue Zhong, all he had to do was to slash out casually. The zombies didn’t stand a chance, each and every one of them being sliced in two. None could get close enough.
“Strong!! He’s even stronger than demons!” Fujisaki Kaori watched on as Yue Zhong continued to slaughter the zombies, and her heart trembled.
With her leading, Yue Zhong soon came to a small village in between 2 mountains.
“Kaori Onee-chan, you’re back!”
When Fujisaki Kaori returned to the village, a number of small kids from the ages of 9 to 13 came running out. Other than them, there were 2 other women that seemed above 30, as well as 3 other younger women of about 16 to 18.
There were a total of 15 kids that came running out. Every one of them were scrawny, and had visible signs of the conditions of the apocalypse. However, they had no signs of being mistreated, and were still as innocent and boisterous as kids should be.
At this time, one 17 or 18 year old young woman with freckles and an obese figure shot Fujisaki Kaori a look and barked: “Kaori! Who is this person? How can you bring a man back? Have you forgotten that all men are animals?”
Another one, who was shorter and had an ordinary face, looked at the Black Tooth Blade on Yue Zhong’s back with apprehension in her eyes and asked: “Kaori! Who is this?”
There was also a bespectacled and pretty but strict-looking Japanese lady who was assessing Yue Zhong through narrowed eyes. She kept silent.
The kids in the village were also curiously looking at Yue Zhong.
Fujisaki Kaori started to explain to the rest: “He is Yue Zhong, from China. He saved me from being trapped at the supermarket! Because of him, I was able to get all these!”
The freckled fatty immediately shout out in agitation when she heard Yue Zhong was from China: “What?! He’s Chinese?! Shit!! Fujisaki Kaori! How can you bring a Chinese here? This is Japan, we’re Japanese, this is not a place you can come to. Get the hell out!”
“Get out!! We don’t welcome you here!!”
“This is Japan, we don’t welcome the Chinese here! Get out!! Uotsuri Jima is ours!”
When they heard the shouts of the freckled fatty, the rest of the Japanese kids also began to jump up and down as they hollered at Yue Zhong.
Various Japanese right-wing forces had been rearing their heads in recent years, and influenced much of the public opinion on a general hatred towards the Chinese.
As the kids began to shout, some even bent down to pick up stones and pebbles to pelt Yue Zhong.
“Bunch of unconscientious people!”
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed coldly and shot forwards. He lashed out with his leg, kicking 5 of the kids, sending them flying about 7 to 8 metres backward. They all spat blood. He then lunged towards the freckled fatty and slapped her harshly across the face, causing her to tumble, and a few of her teeth to be knocked out. She also coughed up blood as a result.
Chapter 344: Xenophobia!
Yue Zhong pulled out his huge Black Tooth Blade and pointed it at those Japanese survivors. He barked out coldly: “All of you shall kneel! Those who don’t, I’ll slice your head off!”
“You dare hit me!! I’ll kill you!!” The freckled fatty instantly charged over with a face contorted by fury.
“No!!” Fujisaki Kaori immediately screamed out.
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed coldly, and the Black Tooth Blade sliced through the air like a beam of light.
The head of the freckled fatty soared through the air as fresh blood splattered. Her headless corpse struggled a little before slumping to the ground.
After killing the freckled fatty, Yue Zhong’s eyes turned even colder as he pointed at all the Japanese survivors and shouted out with a menacing and oppressive tone: “Get the fuck on the ground! Otherwise you’ll die!”
When they saw Yue Zhong killing the girl without hesitating, everyone stared in shock and fear, as though they had just seen a demon.
“Sorry!! Forgive our offence!!”
“Sorry!! Please forgive us!!”
The pretty bespectacled girl was the first to get on the ground. The rest also hurriedly got on their knees in terror, as they begun to plead for mercy.
“Please, Yue-kun! Please have mercy on us, don’t kill anyone else! They didn’t mean it!” Fujisaki Kaori also knelt and begged Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong had kicked the Japanese kids and took the life of the freckled fattt without batting an eyelid. This was proof of his cold nature and not someone to be pushed around. They had been totally suppressed by his terrifying aura.
“Please use as you wish, but spare the kids!! They’re innocent!” The 2 middle-aged women crawled over and pulled their clothes off, revealing their fair breasts. They hoped to use their bodies to appease Yue Zhong.
“I’m not interested in you!! Since you guys don’t welcome, then you won’t like the food that I had kindly provided. Let me burn them all!” He eyed the Japanese survivors coolly, and pointed at the trolley. His Devil Flame immediately ignited the trolley, turning the trolley and its contents into cinders.
All the survivors looked at the burning items and their eyes flashed with an intense regret. A few of them began to wail. They were running out of supplies, otherwise, the weak Fujisaki Kaori would not have risk her life to search for food.
The small town might not pose a problem to Yue Zhong, but to those ordinary survivors, it was as terrifying as hell. A single S2 was enough to kill the entire village of survivors.
After turning the trolley into ash, his gaze landed on the haversack on Fujisaki Kaori’s back.
She felt a chill down her spine, and grabbed the bag tightly. She kneeled on the ground and began begging: “Yue-kun! Please! Let us have at least this bag. It’s our only hope! As long as you leave this for us, I’m willing to spend the night with you! I’m a virgin, and I should be able to satisfy you…”
The pretty, bespectacled girl who had been kneeling rigidly also spoke up: “Yue-kun! I’m Ida Kyoko, 17 this year, I’m also a virgin. This time, it was our fault! Please be magnanimous and let us have this bag! I’m willing to join Kaori and let you have your way with us for a night!”
Without food, the entire town could not survive beyond a few more days. Ida Kyoko was also extremely clear, and decided to use her body to exchange for the food.
Yue Zhong spoke coldly: “I need a map of this area. I also need someone to lead the way, to the nearest establishment. As long as you can provide this, I’ll leave tomorrow, and the bag is yours.”
He had no goodwill towards the Japanese, but he would not go on a massacre for no reason. Unless both sides were enemies, where he would not hesitate to rain hell and carnage upon his foes.
Ida Kyoko kneeled in front of Yue Zhong and spoke respectfully: “Yes! I have a map here. I also know where the location of the nearest survivor base is. Let me be your guide tomorrow Yue-kun. Please rest for the night here.”
If he had not displayed his strength, they would have already chased him out. However, since he showed that he was willing to punish children, and killed the freckled fatty who had dared to assault him, they were filled with fear towards him. Naturally, they would not chase him out, for fear of him going crazy and killing them all.
“En!” He replied indifferently and began to walk into town.
After he left, the survivors stood up.
“Damn Chinese dog!! Lowlife Chinese scum. You dare kick the future elites of my Great Japan!! I’ll not let you off! I’ll make life a living hell for you!!”
A 13-year-old Japanese boy by the name of Ueda Koji with dyed blond hair stared hatefully at Yue Zhong’s back, his eyes flashing viciously.
Ueda Koji looked at Ida Kyoko and Fujisaki Kaori and his face contorted in rage: “Kaori onee-chan is mine!! Kyoko onee-chan is also mine!! I’ll not let you take them away, Chinese dog!!”
With these vile thoughts, Ueda Koji thought to find a chance to slip out of town.
Soon, it came to dinner time. The 2 Japanese housewives prepared a large wok of porridge, before separating in many bowls.
The Japanese children lined up to get their bowls, before slurping the porridge, wiping the bowls clean.
Yue Zhong watched this sullenly. In his country, his fellow countrymen had lack of manners and the habit of queueing. Even the little rascals would frequently jump the line, and made use of their bodies to squeeze through or bully the weaker kids for food. These were all bad habits instilled in them by their parents. Only after Yue Zhong punished this behaviour did it start to disappear. Seeing the orderly manner of the Japanese kids, he was slightly unhappy. After all, he was slightly nationalistic, and seeing the Japanese being better than the Chinese in any aspect caused him to feel sour.
“Yue-kun, this is yours.” Ida Kyoko served a plate to Yue Zhong.
It was a simple meal. There was soup, rice, as well as canned fish and vegetables. In this apocalypse, it was considered a sumptuous meal.
Many of the Japanese looked over, their mouths salivating. However, they sat still, not daring to move about. The Chinese in front of them had shown them how ruthless he could be, and they dared not provoke this man who killed without blinking.
“No need! You guys have it.” Yue Zhong declined their goodwill and pulled out his own canned Type 2 Beast meat, and began to devour it down.
The Type 3 Mutant Beast meat would boost his energy and replenish what he expended, so he would only save it for situations, where he might need to recover or save weaker survivors.
Ida Kyoko had also done so as a perfunctory gesture, she wasn’t really willing to let Yue Zhong have such precious food. When he declined, she brought the food back, and separated into 14 equal portions, giving the little kids to eat. Although it was just a little bit, the kids all had expressions of blis on their faces.
Yue Zhong watched the actions of Ida Kyoko as well as the kids, and he thought silently: “What a scary race of people.”
Japan had been able to pick itself up and soar to economic greatness after World War 2. On one hand, it was because there was the assistance from America, on the other hand, which was more important, was that the Japanese were very united, and had an undying resolve no matter the obstacle.
The more he watched, the more depressed he got, and he decided to hoist the biological armor and walked into another room to rest.
When he left, all the Japanese survivors heaved a sigh of relief. His very presence exuded a overpowering pressure on them, making it hard for them to breathe. When he left, they could finally relax.
One of the housewives asked: “Kyoko, are you really going to lead him tomorrow?”
Ida Kyoko nodded “En! This Yue Zhong seems to be a man of his word, if I help him, he will keep his promise.”
The other housewife spoke: “I wonder what he wants with a larger survivor base? Why don’t we all follow him? Maybe joining a larger survivor base would be easier for us all.”
Right at this time, the sounds of motorbikes and cars came roaring from outside the village.
Hearing the commotion, the survivors all stepped out to take a look out of curiosity.
Only to see a whole bunch of men in tattered and mismatched clothes, each of them wielding weapons like baseball bats, knives and blades. Ueda Koji was behind the leader, a burly man with a shaven head. He had a huge scar running down his face, and he had plenty of tattoos on his body.
Ueda Koji spoke respectfully to the scarred man: “Kuwata-oyabun, it’s here.”
The bald scarred man was called Kuwata Taro. He was the boss of this area, and had 60 soldiers under him, and was the king of about 300 survivors.
Chapter 345: Blade Beam!
“Kill!!” Kuwata Yutaro revealed a savage smile and waved his hands, leading his subordinates into the village.
The dozens of armed men charged into the village in a frenzy.
“Quick! Escape!!” Fujisaki Kaori immediately screamed when she saw those men.
After which, she led the kids towards the village.
The 2 housewives ran over towards the men, hoping to use their bodies to buy some time for the kids.
The subordinates of Kuwata Yutaro began to surround the 2 housewives, as they took off their pants and began to rape the 2 women, while laughing in glee.
While the 2 women were surrounded by 10 men, the rest of the armed men charged towards the village while roaring with laughter.
“Kaori onee-chan!! Save me!!” All of a sudden, a 12-year-old boy tripped and fell, his face wearing a frightened expression as he shouted for Kaori.
“Hahahaha!! Die!” One of the thugs swung his blade down with a perverse look of madness, separating the kid’s head in a shower of blood.
While it was true that the Japanese had a powerful will and fighting spirit, likewise, some had an intense side to them. Many had their own mental demons, which when unleashed, would cause them to be worse than beasts.
Those subordinates of Kuwata Yutaro were capable of all evils, and every one of them had no qualms committing acts of evil.
“Kenta!!” Fujisaki Kaori screamed out in misery when she witnessed the cruel and inhumane scene.
A 10-year-old girl fell as well, and she sobbed uncontrollably with snot and tears flowing out of her eyes and nose. She pleaded as she looked towards Ida Kyoko: “Onee-chan!! Save me!! Kyoko onee-chan, save me please!!”
3 of the burly thugs instantly surrounded that little girl, and took off their pants before proceeding to press the girl underneath them. They basically allowed their primal but perverse nature to go wild.
Soon, the screams of pain mixed with the pants of excitement from the thugs filled the air. There was a disgusting tension in the air.
“Masako!! Masako-chan!! Animals!!” Ida Kyoko screamed out as she watched on helplessly. Her beautiful face was an expression of fury, her eyes bloodshot, and her hands were pale white from clenching too tight. However, she was extremely clear that even if she went back, she would just become a sacrifice, not doing any good.
“Yue Zhong!! There’s only him left! Only he can save us!!” Ida Kyoko came to a swift decision, and thought of the only person with the village that could save them.
On the other side, Fujisaki Kaori was not stupid as well, and brought the kids towards Yue Zhong’s location.
Ida Kyoko came to where Yue Zhong was staying, and saw that he was leaning against the window, watching the events unfold quietly. He showed no intentions of lending a helping hand at all.
Yue Zhong watched the Japanese thugs killing and raping their own countrymen and there was a mix of emotions in him. There was fury, numbness, and a slight sense of gratification. He was furious because these brutes actually had no qualms killing their own people. Numb because he had seen so much of these types of scenarios since the apocalypse began. Each time a faction took over another, there would be such unrest and chaos. He had truly seen too much. And the slight gratification was because he silently thought that, even the Japanese were not saints, seems like there were enough perverts among them as well.
Ida Kyoko immediately knelt down in front of Yue Zhong and pleaded: “Yue-kun! Please lend a hand and save us!!”
If Yue Zhong did not do anything, the survivors would likely be wiped out, leaving at most the women to serve as sex slaves.
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed with a look of ridicule: “I’m a hated Chinese of your Japanese people. Why should I save you guys? You should look for your own people to help.”
When the Japanese survivors had first seen Yue Zhong, they were immediately xenophobic. Yue Zhong was still fuming over their ungrateful attitude towards his goodwill.
He was the sort that was clear about his feelings, he would be nice to those who treat him well, and he would be ruthless to those who were his enemies.
Ida Kyoko raised her head to implore Yue Zhong with those mesmerizing eyes of hers. There was a resolute look in them: “Yue-kun, I would like to propose a deal. Please save these kids, after all, they’re innocent. In exchange, I’ll be willing to serve you as a maid from now on. From today onwards, whatever you ask of Kyoko, I’ll do it.”
Ida Kyoko wasn’t an idiot. She knew those thugs outside were beyond control. They had no way of talking sense or logic with them. In comparison, although Yue Zhong was a foreigner, he was at least reasonable. In her eyes, there was a chance to negotiate with him.
“Kyoko!” Fujisaki Kaori heard those words and turned to look at her, her face pale and her mind blank. Although her abilities were the strongest among the villagers, her adaptability and reaction to situations were not Ida Kyoko’s equal.
Yue Zhong stared at Ida Kyoko who was looking straight at him with a resolute gaze, and replied coolly: “Remember all that you’ve said today. If you dare go back on your word, I have my means to make you regret it for life.”
Ida Kyoko kneeled in front of Yue Zhong and bowed deeply: “Yes!”
She had received an upbringing from the higher rungs of society, and wore those thick old-fashioned glasses to hide her beauty.
“Haha! So many women!”
At this time, 13 men barged in. When they saw the 2 women in the room and those kids, the eyes of the men all lit up in excitement.
Fujisaki Kaori looked at one of the group that had barged in, a look of disbelief flashing in her eyes and she exclaimed shrilly: “Koji!! It was you!! You betrayed us?! Why? Why did you betray us?”
Of the 13 men, one was precisely Ueda Koji.
Ueda Koji looked at Fujisaki Kaori and Ida Kyoko, his face contorted in madness: “Kaori onee-chan! Kyoko onee-chan!! I like you guys!! I want you to be my women!! What is that Chinese dog worth? Why is it that you 2 were smitten by him the moment he came? This Chinese dogs are our Japan’s enemies!! Why, why must you treat him so well, to the point of offering your bodies to him? Since it’s like this, why can’t I be your man?! Yutaro-oyabun has already promised me. As long as I lead them here, the 2 of you will be women from now on!”
Ida Kyoko looked at Ueda Koji, her eyes flashing with pity: “Koji! You have been deceived! They will not give us to you!”
The few subordinates of Kuwata Yutaro laughed at Ueda Koji with scorn and ridicule in their eyes.
With these 2 beauties, Kuwata Yutaro would definitely not leave them just for Ueda Koji to enjoy alone.
However, Ueda Koji didn’t seem to discover anything amiss, looking at Kuwata Yutaro with an expectant look: “Kuwata-oyabun will not lie to me. Kuwata-oyabun, you can deal with the rest how you like. Kaori onee-chan and Kyoko onee-chan are mine. Please capture them for me.”
Kuwata Yutaro’s eyes flashed coldly, and he suddenly pulled out a sharp katana and sliced towards Ueda Koji, causing his body to be separated.
“Ah!!!” With blood splattering everywhere, and his legs separated from his body, Ueda Koji didn’t die instantly, instead, he fell to the ground, screaming out. His face was hideous, his eyes filled with fear and disbelief.
Kuwata Yutaro looked at Ueda Koji and there was contempt and ridicule in his eyes: “I’m not lying to you. I will hand them to you. But since you’re dead, then your women will be shared by the rest of us!”
He then turned to Yue Zhong and waved his hands, ordering out coldly: “Chop up that Chinese. I want him alive, and I will cook him and torture. Whoever can remove his limbs, after I’m done with these 2 women, that person will get to be 2nd.”
The other 11 men that were surrounding the room instantly charged towards Yue Zhong with savage looks. 2 of them were Agility Enhancers of Level 7, their abilities stronger than the rest of the thugs.
Seeing the assault of the 11 thugs, the remaining kids immediately darted behind Yue Zhong, their faces filled with fright.
Each of the thugs wielded sharp katanas, and they looked positively terrifying.
Ida Kyoko couldn’t help but screamed out in warning: “Watch out!!”
These were 11 thugs encircling one man, she was afraid that once Yue Zhong was killed, they would all be at the mercy of Kuwata Yutaro, and their fates would be worse than death.
With that mild snort, a blade beam slashed out across the room. The 11 thugs were instantly sliced into pieces, blood splattering everywhere.
Witnessing such a horrifying scene, Kuwata Yutaro was shocked, his heart instantly plummeting.
Chapter 346: Dispute!
Kyoko, Kaori and the remaining kids were all shocked when they witnessed this. This sort of technique exceeded what was possible, and they were truly shaken.
Kyoko’s eyes were filled with veneration: “Too terrifying! His technique had exceeded human limitations. Even a sword saint would not be able to block that blow. He’s as terrifying as a demon!”
“AH!” Kuwata Yutaro was afraid, but he was known around these parts as a fierce thug after all. He forcefully suppressed his fear by shouting out loudly, charging at Yue Zhong with a fearsome killing intent.
“What a fast blade!” Kyoko was the chairman of the kendo club back in school, and knew about kendo. She could see that the move of Kuwata Yutaro was not simple, and if it was her facing him, she would definitely not be able to defend against this strike, furthermore, it was backed by his strength of a Level 23 Enhancer.
Kuwata Yutaro had just run forwards a few steps and reached Yue Zhong, when suddenly, a blade flashed. Kuwata Yutaro’s head was sent flying into the sky with a shower of warm blood. His headless corpse continued to stumble a few steps forwards before crashing to the ground.
Yue Zhong stepped forward and picked up the katana from the corpse of Kuwata Yutaro, and a flurry of information appeared in his mind: “Level 2 Treasure: Odachi. An incredibly sharp blade.”
Yue Zhong threw the odachi over to Kyoko: “Take it! I can’t be protecting you all the time. Only you can protect yourself!”
“Yes! I understand!” Kyoko picked up the odachi and bowed to Yue Zhong, before taking a few swings. Each and every move of hers was precise and purposeful.
“This girl definitely has some background.”
Yue Zhong eyed Kyoko before turning around and walked out: “Come with me!”
Kaori and Kyoko followed behind Yue Zhong. They were joined by the remaining Japanese kids.
Outside, the remaining subordinates of Kuwata Yutaro were currently raping their captives indiscriminately. When they saw Yue Zhong and his group step out, they rushed over with looks of savagery.
Yue Zhong watched the incoming bandits indifferently and slashed out, slicing them all in two.
As the scene of carnage unfolded, Yue Zhong strolled through like a bloodthirsty devil, any bandit that got too close would be immediately sliced.
“Terrifying! He’s like a demon! He’s too strong!” Kaori stood behind Yue Zhong and watched as he dealt with the bandits, her heart filled with shock and reverence.
When the bandits had almost been wiped out, leaving a dozen behind, those remaining ones tried to make a break for it.
“Get the hell on the floor. Otherwise you’ll die!”
Yue Zhong barked out coldly when he saw them running. He then shot forwards with a speed that exceeded a Type 2 Lightning, rushing towards the bandits.
In the dark of the night, a few of the escaping bandits were separated in two, as blood splattered everywhere, their innards spilling out of their corpses. It was a horrifying scene, and the screams rang out through the night.
“Don’t kill me!! I surrender!”
“Don’t kill me!!”
There were many cowards who feared death among the bandits as well. When they saw their comrades being slaughtered like pigs, they immediately got on the floor and begged Yue Zhong tearfully.
In that short carnage, all that was left of the bandit group was 9 people. The rest had become corpses.
The 9 of them kneeled on the floor, their bodies trembling uncontrollably as they awaited Yue Zhong’s judgement.
Along Kaori’s path, she had seen the dead bodies of her fellow survivors. With every passing body, the fury in her heart intensified.
The housewives were naked, their bodies covered with spots of semen everywhere. Their eyes were opened wide, and their bodies were covered in bruises. They had no life left in them. There were also 4 other lolis of about 10 to 11, while they were not dead yet, they had been tortured till the point where they’re on the brink of death. Their bodies were bruised, and there was blood everywhere. 6 of the boys were also covered in semen, their necks already snapped, and their faces full of fear even in death.
In the apocalypse, ration was precious. Girls and women would be used to satisfy desires, that was why they were likelier to survive. To the rotten bandits under Kuwata Yutaro, anyone else were just dispensable. They were cruel and vicious, and naturally would not allow the other boys to survive.
When Kaori saw the bandits lined up in front of Yue Zhong, she lost her cool and screamed: “Bastards!! Yue-kun!! Kill them!! KILL THESE FUCKING BEASTS!!”
Hearing her shrill screams, those men began to tremble even more. They looked fearfully at Yue Zhong and his long Black Tooth Blade.
“Shut up.” Yue Zhong shot Kaori a cold look.
She felt like a bucket of cold water had been poured over her, and she immediately clammed up.
Yue Zhong ordered: “Kyoko, go tie them up!”
“Yes! Master!” She replied and found a few ropes before tying the captives seriously. She then escorted them to a small storehouse and locked them in.
Yue Zhong gazed at the remaining survivors, as he spoke indifferently: “My deal with Kyoko is completed, the rest is up to you.”
After that, he went back to his room and rested.
If it were in China, Yue Zhong would definitely have slaughtered these thugs and used his resources to save the children. He would then train them and teach them how to survive in this cruel world.
However, this was Japan, to a deeply nationalistic person like Yue Zhong, it was a mercy that he didn’t slaughter them all. He would naturally not lend a hand to the xenophobic Japanese survivors.
“Kako-chan!! Hang in there!! Hang in there!!”
“Nishi-chan, hang in there!!”
Inside a room, Kaori was currently applying all the precious medicine that they had on the 4 pitiful girls. The girls laid there, their bodies still defiled and covered with bruises and blood, and Kaori’s tears would not stop flowing.
Those thugs who had followed Kuwata Yutaro were inhumane beasts, and scum among scum. They had lost all sense of rationality, and had vented their desires without care for the frail bodies of the girls, causing them to be broken.
Kaori looked at those pale and shivering children, who were teetering between life and death, and asked Kyoko frantically: “What do we do, Kyoko? What should we do?”
In this small village, the housewives had been the ones to call the shots. Kaori was just a pretty high school student. She was part of the gymnastics club in school, and had also learnt some karate. After the apocalypse happened, she had become an Enhancer by chance. However, her circumstances were vastly different from Yue Zhong, and she wasn’t as strong. She did not dare take risks as well, hence her low level. Other than her status as an Enhancer and a beauty, she could not compare to Kyoko in terms of her intelligence and adaptability.
Kyoko looked at Kaori and the remaining children and frowned. She was extremely clear that once she was brought along with Yue Zhong tomorrow, the rest would not stand a chance out here. In fact, one of the reasons she decided to follow Yue Zhong was to rely on this expert in the future.
Kyoko pondered for a long while, before speaking softly: “Kaori, go plead with Master. Only he has the means to save Kako-chan and the rest.”
When Kaori heard that, her eyes lit up, before turning crestfallen again: “Kyoko, he would not help us easily.”
After this matter, Kaori had a good feel of Yue Zhong’s character. The first meeting the villagers had with him turned antagonistic. Expecting him to help out without asking for anything was basically impossible.
Kyoko suggested: “Simple. Submit to him, accept him as your master. Then he would not abandon us without a care.”
One of the boys of about 12 or 13, Kuramoto Kira, immediately opposed vehemently: “No way!! I oppose!! He’s cruel and he’s a Chinese, our hated enemy! I will definitely not accept him as our master. This is Japan, not China. We are the pride and glorious people of Japan, how can we submit to him? No, no way! He didn’t even say he wanted us. We could handle our own problems in the past, we should continue doing so in the future!!”
The village had been fortunate, having found a huge source of rations right at the start of the apocalypse. Also, there had been a moral Enhancer who helped to clear the town, allowing them to stay here hidden. They had gone through much lesser hardships compared to survivors outside, and due to that, they had been blinded by the cruelty of the world.
“Kira-kun!” Kaori heard his words and faltered. This wasn’t like ancient times, she too wasn’t willing to become a maid.
As long as a modern person did not go through any sort of hardships, no one would be willing to recognize someone else as master. Especially with a Chinese man like Yue Zhong.
Kira held up a small kodachi and declared with confidence: “Kaori onee-chan! I, Kuramoto Kira, swear to work hard to become a hero to protect you guys! With this kodachi in my hands!”
The kodachi was a first class weapon. It had been picked up by Kira from one of the dead thugs. With it, he was suddenly filled with confidence. Although he acknowledged that he was not a match for Yue Zhong, he had the confidence to protect Kaori.
Chapter 347: Type 3 Liger Beast!
Kaori hesitated, before she looked towards Kyoko, imploring her to help with her intelligence and perspective.
Kyoko looked back and sighed: “Kaori! I’m not part of you guys already. You’ll have to make the decision yourselves.”
By now, the 3 Japanese boys had stood up and were wielding their kodachis. Their eyes flickered with an unwavering resolve, obviously not intending to pledge allegiance to Yue Zhong.
The 3 of them were only about 12 or 13, and under the education system, they were brought up to hate the Chinese. If it wasn’t for the strength of Yue Zhong that was so frightening, they would try to assassinate him in the night.
Kira looked at Kaori and spoke loudly: “Kaori onee-chan! The Chinese have a good saying, one must be guarded towards those not of one’s race. He would definitely not view us as equals and he might even use us as slaves or cannon fodder.”
Hearing Kira’s words, Kaori sunk into contemplation again.
“I’ll be going!” Kyoko saw the 3 boys filled with hostility towards her, and left the room. She could tell that she was no longer welcomed.
Early the next morning, Yue Zhong brought out the remaining 9 thugs from the locked storehouse.
Yue Zhong approached one of the shorter man who looked about 26 or 27, with ordinary features and asked: “What’s your name?”
The young man replied somewhat hesitatingly: “My name is Takeshi Honda! I’m 28 this year.”
These thugs did not refrain from committing evil acts in the apocalyptic world. They had seen their fair share of things, and knew that this man in front of them was a truly strong expert. The Japanese revered the strong, and having witnessed Yue Zhong’s might, they were both in fright and in awe.
Yue Zhong stared at Honda and questioned: “Where’s the nearest radio broadcast station?”
“Radio station? Please let me think for a while!” His brain began to work, before his eye lit up and he responded: “Yama County. Honoki Station. There’s a large survivor base in that vicinity. There should be a radio station there.”
Yue Zhong then shot out a flurry of questions: “What is the faction ruling over there now? Who’s the leader? How many survivors are there?….”
Honda thought hard before replying: “The ones governing Yama County should be the Shimazu clan. The current leader is Shimazu Yuji. There’re over a 10,000 survivors there. They’re considered the strongest faction, and no one dares provoke them.”
When Yue Zhong heard that, his brows furrowed. If it were just a thousand-strong establishment, he could definitely charge by himself to suppress the faction and forcefully obtain the station.
However, a base of more than 10,000 survivors was bound to have a number of strong experts. Furthermore, Japan had plenty of thick forests, which would mean more diverse Mutant Beasts and Mutant Plants. There would definitely be plenty of experts.
Yue Zhong pondered before making a decision: “I just need the radio station anyway! Let’s just see how it goes!”
Yue Zhong gave Honda an order: “From now on, you are the captain of this small team. This is my maid Ida Kyoko, her position is higher than yours. Now move out!”
“Yes! I got it!!” When Honda heard those words, he was overjoyed. He was originally just a small-time thug among the group of bandits. Now he had become a captain. Furthermore, following someone as strong as Yue Zhong wasn’t too bad. With his strength, it was possible to trample over many obstacles.
In fact, any Enhancer above Level 30 could go around sourcing for survivors to form a small faction. Of course, expanding from there wasn’t as easy.
Yue Zhong had always been a man of action, coming and going like the wind. He brought Honda and Kyoko, leaving Kaori and the rest of the children as he walked towards the direction of Yama County. He was not a nanny and had no obligation to look after those that had nothing to do with him.
Seeing Yue Zhong turn around without so much of a care, Kaori’s gaze was complicated. She felt uncertain about the future of the village, and was slightly at a loss.
About 67% of Japan were forest areas. Other than the major cities, the rest were forests. Yue Zhong escorted the captives while being led by Honda through one particular forest.
All of a sudden, there was a mighty roar that resounded throughout the forest. Countless birds were alarmed and scattered to the skies.
The moment Honda and the rest heard the roar, their bodies shuddered, their faces full of shock.
Honda immediately exclaimed with fear: “Not good!!! It’s a Liger Beast, a Type 3 Liger Beast! We should escape now! Otherwise we’ll die.”
“Type 3 Mutant Beasts?” When Yue Zhong heard it, his eyes lit up in excitement. He was now at a high level and he had already promoted his Devil Flame into its Second Order stage. Against a Type 3 Mutant Beast, he possessed some means to go against one. It was unlikely that he would be killed quickly. Hence he had the intention to hunt it.
Yue Zhong immediately gave a gun to Kyoko and ordered: “You guys stay here. Kyoko, this is for you, if anyone dares make a move on you, execute him immediately.”
Seeing the gun in Kyoko’s hands, Honda and the rest of his team all showed signs of greed and envy. The might of a gun was powerful, and some Evolvers could not withstand them still. The bunch of thugs were ordinary, with only 2 low-level Enhancers among them. They were definitely incapable of handling Kyoko.
After passing his instructions, Yue Zhong shot towards the direction of the roar, disappearing in a flash.
In his heart, only Kyoko had some value. The rest could die for all he cared. If the thugs were to run, it would at most be a bit of trouble.
Yue Zhong ran with his maximum speed, arriving near the source of the noise.
When Yue Zhong was approaching the area, sounds of huge explosions rang out.
“There’re people!!” Yue Zhong’s heart turned cold and he immediately became cautious. He hesitated before retrieving the Stealth skill book and immediately learnt it.
He was in a foreign land, Japan’s advanced technology coupled with their xenophobia towards China meant that he was in a more dangerous situation compared to Vietnam.
After all, as long as Yue Zhong had continued to move in the direction of Guang Xi, he would be like a fish in waters. However, in Japan, he had no kin no friends, he didn’t even know which direction he could move towards. It was infinitely more prudent to be careful, and turned everything at his disposal to something he could utilize.
Yue Zhong proceeded towards the sounds of explosions, before activating the skill. His entire body blended with the surroundings, without a sign of his aura nor killing intent.
The moment he activated Stealth, even if he were to meet an existence stronger than him by a few times, it would be hard for him to be discovered.
About a few hundred metres in front of him, there was a forest, and he could see a 3-m tall beast of over 15m in length. It had the head of a tiger and body of a lion. A layer of scales covered its body. Its tail was lengthy at 3m, and its eyes were as large as plates. The fearsome beast was currently engaged in a fierce battle with a bunch of people.
“Level 88 Mutant Beast: Type 3 Liger Beast. It has a terrifying body, and is an overlord within the jungles.”
There were over 300 people, each of them wielding different firearms and weapons.
The group of people were all high level Enhancers, each of them possessing powerful offensive abilities, like the Ice Pick, Flame Arrows, Earth Spikes, Air Cannons, Gravity Lock, Plant Manipulation, Summon Beast, etc. All sorts of abilities were casted towards the Type 3 Liger Beast.
The 300 Enhancers were all working in tandem without any flaw in their teamwork. With their smooth cooperation, even Yue Zhong would be dead if he engaged them.
The Type 3 Liger Beast leaped with all its might, using its pure strength and power to break away from all the shackles. Even with the power of the various Gravity and Vacuum users, it still possessed a speed that exceeded a Type 2 Lightning.
However, because it was still slowed down considerably, with the numerous abilities being casted on it, parts of its scales were chipped away. There was no considerable damage dealt to it however, but the attacks served to enrage it further.
The Type 3 Liger Beast pounced into the midst of some of the humans, and caused one Enhancer to be trapped under its paws. With a bite, the Enhancer had his throat ripped out. The Type 3 Liger Beast then swept its powerful tail, smashing into the head of one other Enhancer, separating it from his body.
The Type 3 Liger Beast was like a tiger among sheep as it smacked a number of Enhancers to the ground, before biting into their throats, killing them in showers of blood.
As the Type 3 Liger Beast was massacring the elite Enhancers, 4 men stood a distance away observing the situation.
A young man with a 2.5m huge sword on his back looked at the Type 3 Liger Beast with a hint of greed in his eyes: “Powerful! It truly is a Type 3 Mutant Beast. I wonder what will drop out once I kill it?”
A middle-aged man frowned slightly: “Ogawa-kun! That beast is not something you can handle alone! Only by working together, we can take it down. Plus, whatever that drops doesn’t belong to you alone, it belongs to Emperor Amaterasu, the whole of Takama-ga-hara!”
Ogawa stared at the Type 3 Liger Beast and licked his lips: “Yes! Yes! Goto-senpai! Let us join hands and deal with this beast then!”
Chapter 348: Killing The Liger Beast!
When the Type 3 Liger Beast decimated those 20 Enhancers, Ogawa’s eyes flashed with a chilly light. He waved his hands, and a number of translucent spider silk shot towards the Type 3 Liger Beast noiselessly.
The Type 3 Liger Beast had just slapped a high-level Enhancer in two, when the spider silk stuck themselves to its body.
However, the Type 3 Liger Beast didn’t seem to notice the spider silk hanging from its body.
As the Type 3 Liger Beast continued to rampage and tear 6 other Enhancers apart, Ogawa shouted: “Kawada-senpai!”
A burly man who was about 2m tall with rippling muscles shot forwards. His name was Kawada Kotaro. He activated his Second Order Explosive Strength, and his Strength index shot to a whopping 28 times. He grabbed onto the spider silk released by Ogawa and bellowed in rage, before activating his Level 3 Might, causing his Strength to further increase to 56 times. He then pulled savagely, and the 3m tall Type 3 Liger Beast with a body length of over 15m was instantly shackled down.
Kawada Kotaro was a Strength-based Evolver, and the Secord Order Explosive Strength could cause him to increase his Strength by 10 times that of a person.
The Level 3 Might would also double his strength as long as it go beyond 400 points. This allowed him to drag the body of the Type 3 Liger Beast down.
When the Type 3 Liger Beast was forcefully suppressed onto the ground, the Enhancers all around immediately launched all their skills on it, causing the entire body of the Liger Beast to be covered in wounds.
“Divine Spear Break!” Komauma Ichiro, an expert wielding a 2m-long Black Spear, roared out. His Spirit was pushed to its maximum, and his entire body seemed to become one with the Black Spear as they turned into a flash of light that shot towards the Type 3 Liger Beast viciously.
Divine Spear Break was a powerful Second Order skill, and when Komauma Ichiro transformed into a shooting star, he managed to pierce the scales of the Type 3 Liger Beast, and even tore a huge wound in its body.
“Seems like Japan has its experts too.”
Yue Zhong watched as Komauma Ichiro exhibited his powerful spear move, and he thought silently to himself. If it was him who was faced with that strike, even he would be severely injured.
The Type 3 Liger Beast released an earthshaking roar as its claw swung down like a clap of thunder. Komauma Ichiro’s head was instantly separated from his body, and blood splattered everywhere. This was a Level 58 Evolver, and he was just killed in an instant by the Type 3 Liger Beast.
The Type 3 Liger Beast then tugged on the spider silk, as a powerful strength traveled along the silk to reach Kawada Kotaro. He was immediately sent flying through the air towards the direction of the Type 3 Liger Beast, which seized the chance to lift itself up and bite Kawada Kotaro into two. The scene was gory.
Ogawa’s reaction was fast, the moment he saw Komauma Ichiro’s head being slapped away, he quickly cut off the connection between the silk and himself. That was how he avoided being sent into the mouth of the Type 3 Liger Beast as well.
The Type 3 Liger Beast’s muscles became taut as its eyes turned bloodshot. It drew a ragged breath, and leaped forwards while still under the effects of the Gravity Manipulation. In a flash, it appeared in front of a middle-aged man that looked like the leader of the troops and with a swipe of its paws, that man’s head was sent flying.
“Baka!!” Ogawa’s body’s turned cold, and he immediately activated his Level 4 life-saving ability: Flicker, causing his body to disappear from his spot, and appearing about 10m away.
His voice then resounded as he ordered the rest of the Enhancers: “Kill it! All of you, attack!”
Ice Picks, Fireballs, Ground Spikes, Lightning Orbs, all sorts of abilities were launched at the Type 3 Liger Beast. They served to injure it further, causing new wounds to open on top of the already serious old ones.
A battle that uses mass numbers was truly useful, as the Type 3 Liger Beast was slowly being whittled down by the constant barrage of attacks from the Enhancers. There were multiple fist-sized wounds all over its body, and there was an especially large one at its chest. The precious blood was flowing profusely.
The Type 3 Liger Beast was nearing the end of its line, yet it was still not dead. It continued to leap about in the battlefield, causing mayhem and deaths everywhere it went. Heads would pop out from their bodies and their headless corpses dropping to the ground.
As the death toll climbed, the attacks and skills being casted at it were beginning to drop, and it allowed the Type 3 Liger Beast to be more ruthless and savage in its attacks.
Under the slaughter, the remaining 100 Enhancers begin to lose their fighting spirit, and they started to escape in different directions. Humans were after all different from zombies, and they would fear death when facing an indomitable existence.
Ogawa eyed the Type 3 Liger Beast hatefully and gritted his teeth: “Shit!! This time, it’s a failure!”
All of a sudden, there was a sniper gunshot, and Ogawa’s head exploded in a shower of blood like a watermelon.
From the grass, Yue Zhong’s cold eyes looked on as he kept the Falcon Sniper in his hands.
Although he did not know the background of Ogawa and the rest, their strength was not a joke. To him, they were a threat. Therefore, he resolved to take the strongest one out in an assassination the moment he could.
Even after hearing the sniper shot, the rest of the Enhancers did not turn back. They just continued to run for their lives. There was a terrifying beast behind them, and the moment they slowed down, death would fall upon their heads.
After Yue Zhong took out Ogawa, his right hand blazed with flames and a Devil Flame Spear appeared. His eyes flashed with a cold look, and he locked on the Type 3 Liger Beast’s position. Taking a few breaths, he then threw it towards the Type 3 Liger Beast as the spear turned into a flash of light and exploded on the body of the Type 3 Liger Beast.
With a large explosion, the Devil Flame Spear penetrated the front leg of the Type 3 Liger Beast, causing the leg to be blasted into bits and pieces. The Type 3 Liger Beast immediately came to a halt as it kneeled down.
Yue Zhong shot forwards with both his hands blazing with Devil Flame, and he fired 2 more Devil Flame Spears without wasting a beat.
At this time, the Type 3 Liger Beast recognized Yue Zhong as its greatest threat. It forced itself to evade one of the Devil Flame Spears, but was unfortunately besieged by the other. The Devil Flame Spear combusted on its body, causing a large wound with blood flowing out.
Waving his hands, Yue Zhong brought out his Stinger and fired 6 consecutive shots at the Liger Beast. All 6 bullets found their target, causing the wounds on the beast to worsen.
Even after suffering such extensive damage, the Type 3 Liger Beast still did not die. Its eyes flashed fiercely, and it tensed its body, leaping towards Yue Zhong with a speed that was just slightly slower than a Type 3 Lightning. It slashed out with its claw, intending to take Yue Zhong’s head off.
Yue Zhong was expecting that move and before the Liger Beast had appeared in front of it, he had already activated his Shadow Steps and pulled out his Black Tooth Blade to block in front of him.
The remaining front paw slapped onto Yue Zhong’s Black Tooth Blade, and a tank-like force traveled through the blade, causing Yue Zhong to be sent flying backwards.
As the Type 3 Liger Beast launched its assault, Yue Zhong’s left hand also conjured out a Devil Flame Spear that expended 80 Spirit and 20 Stamina to strike at the face of the Type 3 Liger Beast.
With a loud blast, a huge bloody hole appeared in the head of the Type 3 Liger Beast, as flames still burned around the wound, causing the brain to be fried.
On the other side, as Yue Zhong was about to smash into a huge rock, a white shield appeared behind him. He crashed into the boulder, but the resulting force caused the shield to disintegrate, before he slid to the ground, his face pale.
“Congratulations on achieving Level 79, you’ve gained 2 attribute points to be allocated.”
A large experience orb flew into Yue Zhong’s body, causing him to level up.
A blue treasure box also dropped beside the corpse of the Type 3 Liger Beast.
Seeing the dead Type 3 Liger Beast, a few of the escaping Enhancers immediately turned back, their eyes red as they charged towards the blue treasure box.
A blue treasure box definitely meant something valuable. Even if it was a blueprint, it would be a technologically advanced blueprint. If they could bring it back to Takama-ga-hara, they would instantly leap up the ranks to become important personnel.
A rope suddenly shot down from a nearby large tree, as it coiled towards the blue box, seemingly alive.
“You’re seeking death!!” Yue Zhong roared out with anger as he fired a Devil Flame ball towards the tree, causing it to combust and burn. The Japanese Enhancer fell out of the tree, wailing in agony as he was burned alive.
Yue Zhong didn’t spare a glance for the burning Japanese Enhancer and in a flash, he appeared beside the blue treasure box and grabbed it.
“Damn Chinese dog! Put that down! That’s ours!!” One Enhancer who was Agility-based and Level 46 wielded an odachi as he charged towards Yue Zhong with bloodshot eyes.
“Go to hell!” Yue Zhong shot forwards, and the Black Tooth Blade in his hand swung down, slashing the Level 46 Enhancer in two.
Chapter 349: Takama-ga-hara!
Seeing the Level 46 Agility-based Enhancer being sliced in 2 in a single slash, the rest of the Japanese Enhancers felt their hearts turn cold.
This time, the hunting of the Type 3 Liger Beast had gathered Enhancers of at least Level 30 and above. However, the majority of them were precisely around that level. It was hard to break past the Level 40 stage. Hence, when the Level 46 Enhancer was executed by Yue Zhong just like that, it shocked the rest of the Japanese Enhancers.
After killing that Enhancer, Yue Zhong flashed forwards, appearing beside a Strength-based Enhancer. He waved his hand and the head of the unsuspecting Enhancer was sent flying even before he could react.
Yue Zhong had been enhancing his Agility without stop, and his current Agility was very high. Even a Level 40 Agility-based Evolver would not be able to match him. He was like a grim reaper, culling lives wherever he went. In just 7 steps, he took the lives of another 3 more Enhancers.
“Strong!! This Chinese is so damn strong, he’s like Kami-sama from Takama-ga-hara!” When the Japanese Enhancers witnessed how Yue Zhong was casually killing their comrades, their hearts were filled with shock.
Yue Zhong felt that he was taking too long and pulled out his Stinger. He then fired 5 shots in an instant, causing the heads of 5 Enhancers to burst in a mess of blood and brain matter.
“Stop!! Don’t kill me!! I surrender!” One of the Enhancers could not take the terror anymore and screamed out as he kneeled.
As the Enhancer took the initiative to surrender, 6 others also followed suit and began crying for their lives.
There were 5 others who weren’t willing and quickly tried to run.
Yue Zhong eyed the escaping Enhancers and his eyes narrowed coldly. With a wave, 5 fireballs shot out towards the 5 Enhancers, and upon contact, they immediately combusted. The 5 Enhancers died screaming as they burned to death.
When the 7 Enhancers witnessed this, their bodies trembled uncontrollably, and they turned to look at Yue Zhong, unsure of how this Chinese would deal with them.
All of a sudden, 4 transport carriers lifted into the skies, before flying into a cluster of clouds and disappearing.
“Transport carriers! This Japanese faction actually has them! If only they were mine…”
Yue Zhong eyed those vehicles, as his eyes flashed with a hint of jealousy and pity.
Yue Zhong was currently lacking large aerial transport means. If he had those large transport carriers, then he could deploy his troops anywhere he liked.
In China prior to the apocalypse, the rails went everywhere and fulfilled the needs of transport. Deployment of troops were mainly through the movement of trains. However, when the apocalypse happened, there were zombies and Mutant Beasts everywhere. Many areas were now inhabited by monsters. It was impractical to rely on the tracks to deploy troops. Only the usage of transport carriers would make sense.
The Kingdom of God was conquering Europe, but they had managed to spare some attention on Asia. This was because of their possession of such carriers, which allowed them to travel to all corners of the world.
Yue Zhong stood and eyed the surrendered Japanese Enhancers, asking coldly in Chinese: “Who knows how to speak Chinese here?”
The 7 men looked at each other helplessly. Chinese was not like English which was more widely used. Unless there was someone with the intention to expand in China, there were few Japanese who went to pick up Chinese on their own.
One middle-aged man who had a medium build and ordinary looks hesitated a while before speaking up: “I know some Chinese!”
“Your name! Ability!”
“My name is Muto Shin. My ability is the Level 2 High Speed Movement.”
Yue Zhong fixed his piercing gaze on Shin and asked: “Good! From now on, you’re the leader of this group. They are your subordinates. I’ll ask you this. Who are you people, and what faction were you from?”
Muto Shin hesitated for a moment before gritting his teeth and spilling his background: “Yes! Sir! We’re servants of the gods from Takama-ga-hara!…”
Every country would possess those with no backbones. This Muto Shin was a classic example. He literally spilled the beans on all that he was and knew, hoping to gain favour with Yue Zhong.
Hearing Muto Shin’s explanation, Yue Zhong finally understood their background.
Takama-ga-hara was, according to myths, the land of the Japanese gods. Right as the apocalypse started, a wealthy leader of a large business conglomerate had survived due to luck. His successor had also awakened as an Evolver. He reorganized the survivors and remaining factions, and accepted any survivors, thus forming a powerful group known as Takama-ga-hara.
In the faction, divine soldiers were the lowest-grade soldiers, while divine servants were Enhancers above Level 30. Deities were Enhancers above Level 50, and at the pinnacle, there were Kami-s, the highest level of experts. There were only 5 of them in the entire Takama-ga-hara.
Each and every one of them possessed terrifying strength, and the leader of them all was called Nendori Tatsuo, a powerful Evolver.
Due to the faction establishing early, they managed to gather more than 500,000 people. They even managed to conquer the Nagano Prefecture, claiming it as a base.
Japan’s Nagano was on par with any Chinese city, with over 2 million people before the apocalypse, and being able to occupy such a huge territory was a sign of Takama-ga-hara’s power.
“500,000 survivors. A truly large faction.”
Yue Zhong frowned when he heard that. He could feel a sense of foreboding just hearing about their accomplishments.
While Takama-ga-hara was not comparable with the Kingdom of God, it was near China. If they were to expand in power, in a few years, by the time they absorbed the rest of the powers in Japan, they might instigate the next Sino-Japan war.
As they were on a separate island, they had very few strategic options. They longed to expand outwards, and in truth it was the only possible strategy. However, to other countries, it was a huge problem.
Yue Zhong quickly threw all vexing thoughts to the back of his head. He had to consider his next move.
“It’s currently an unfounded worry. No matter what happens, I need to make going back to China my priority. I need a broadcast station, an airplane and a pilot.”
Yue Zhong was extremely clear about his own power. He was strong, but not invincible. If he were to charge in single-handedly against Takama-ga-hara, it would be suicidal.
Yue Zhong then ordered Shin: “Go gather everything from here.”
“Hai!” Shin and the rest immediately responded respectfully, and began to collect the equipment and stuff from their dead comrades.
Yue Zhong opened up the blue treasure box, and with a bright blue flash, a blueprint appeared in front of him: “Level 7 Treasure: Sky Fortress Laser Secondary Cannon Diagram. One part of the full Sky Fortress Design. The components of the designs consist of: Power Furnace, Main Cannon, Outer Hull, Secondary Cannons, Structural Design, Power System and Operating System. A total of 7 separate diagrams. When all 7 are collected, the full and complete Sky Fortress diagram will be obtained.”
Yue Zhong eyed the diagram in his hands and his eyes flashed with a glint of pity: “Sky Fortress! This is definitely a powerful war fortress. Otherwise, it wouldn’t require so many diagrams and components. What a pity, it requires 7 of them, who knows how many donkey years it will take to collect them?”
However, the might of the secondary laser cannon was not to be disregarded, even if there was no way to fit it on a Sky Fortress now, it could still act as a powerful weapon. He kept the design carefully in his storage ring, before going over to collect the Blood Essence and Nuclei from the dead Type 3 Liger Beast.
On the other side, since Yue Zhong had left for a long period, Honda’s eyes gleamed strangely.
One other thug exchanged a look with Honda, before they took a step towards Kyoko, their gaze was unkindly.
“Don’t come over, what are you guys doing?” Kyoko was on extreme alert, and she retreated while staring at the thug.
Honda tried to plead with Kyoko: “Kyoko-san! Let’s run together. That Chinese man is like a devil, and he obviously has some bias against us Japanese. He might just kill all of us.”
Kyoko eyed them coldly and barked: “Master has ordered us to stay, are you thinking of disobeying?”
Honda’s eyes flashed with another strange glint: “What about this! You let us go Kyoko-san, you can stay here on your own.”
As long as they could leave, Honda would bring the rest back to the village and rape Kaori and the rest.
Kyoko lifted the guns and retreated further, her gaze piercing: “No way! You guys have to stay here.”
Honda’s face sunk and he barked: “Do it! Capture her!”
The remaining thugs leaped into action, their eyes gleaming with a greedy and perverse look. They wanted to press this beautiful woman beneath their bodies and rape her thoroughly.
At this point, Kyoko also took action, as she took 5 steps back while firing her gun at the thugs.
A few rounds penetrated the bodies of the thugs, and they fell on the ground, their blood flowing profusely.
Chapter 350: Surrender!
“Go to hell!” The thugs knew that this was a critical moment, and they charged towards Kyoko in rage, intending to subdue her.
One of the thugs was an Agility-based Enhancer and his speed was faster than the rest. He was the first to reach Kyoko and made grab for her viciously.
As the thug was about to grab her, Kyoko’s eyes flashed with a chilly light, and she pulled out the incredibly sharp odachi by her waist, slicing the thug in two. Fresh blood splattered onto her, covering her beautiful looks with a huge bloody stench. It was as though she was a blood-coloured rose with thorns.
As they saw their comrade sliced in two, the lack of Kyoko’s hesitation caused them to feel a chill in their hearts. They were momentarily stunned and stopped in their tracks. A person who could use guns and swords to kill was not easy to deal with.
Honda tried to shout: “Everybody! Attack! She’s but one woman, after we conquer her, you guys can fuck her first! I’ll be last!! We don’t have a choice anymore, the moment that Chinese dog discovers that we want to escape, we will all be killed without fail!! Now’s the best chance to do what we need to do!!”
With his words, the rest were pushed to step forwards, having lost their rationality.
Kyoko’s eyes gleamed, and she employed a strange footwork, charging into the midst of the thugs like a female leopard. The odachi in her hand danced, and she began to slaughter the thugs.
Soon, the field was littered with corpses, while Kyoko stood alone. She was covered in blood, and was panting slightly as she looked at the corpses.
As she looked around, her face turned pale and she began to double over near a tree and threw up whatever she ate the day before. It was the first time that she had actually slaughtered real humans, and seeing the result of her actions, she could not help but become nauseous.
There were 2 experts from the small Japanese village, one was Kyoko, the other was Kaori. They were both Enhancers. It was just that their levels were low. Kaori had been a kendo practitioner before the apocalypse, while Kyoko was a successor of the Tenshin-style sword arts. After becoming an Enhancer, she was even stronger than common Enhancers her level with her elite swordsmanship.
“Killing, is truly unbearable!” Kyoko thought to herself. She had killed a number of zombies, but when it came to killing a live human, it was hard for her to accept.
Yue Zhong brought Muto Shin and the rest at that time, and he looked at Kyoko with a little surprise: “You didn’t go?”
He had assumed that Kyoko would have left stealthily. After all, most modern people weren’t willing to be another’s slave. Just one look at a beauty like Kyoko would cause one to believe she had been brought up under the most care, and would definitely not be willing to submit to others.
“Your orders were to stay here.” Kyoko looked straight at Yue Zhong and explained, before pointing to the corpses of the thugs and continuing: “These men not only tried to escape, they also wanted to make a move on me so I killed them. If I didn’t handle it well, please punish me accordingly.”
Yue Zhong chuckled mildly and threw a set of equipment to her: “Well done. This is your reward.”
When Muto Shin saw the set of equipment, their eyes turned red. That was one of the equipment that Yue Zhong had obtained from one of the Deity-level experts of the Takama-ga-hara, it was sufficient to give a person a heaven-shaking transformation.
Upon receiving the equipment, a look of excitement passed in Kyoko’s eyes and she could not help but express her gratitude: “Thank you Master for your gift!”
The set of equipment was enough to bolster her combat strength to at least 4 times her current power, so she was naturally excited.
“Let’s go!” Yue Zhong did not even spare a glance for Honda’s corpse as he continued forward.
The group continued their journey through the forest, and it wasn’t long before over 100 Mutant Japanese Monkeys appeared.
This group of Mutant Japanese Monkeys were easily taken out by Kyoko who had worn the equipment. She also swiftly rose another 2 levels.
Due to the large areas that the forests covered in Japan, there were many Mutant Beasts and a wide diversity of life. Soon after they cleared the Mutant Japanese Monkeys, a whole group of lower level Mutant Lizards and Mutant Yellow Snakes appeared.
They were also quickly taken care of by Kyoko and the other Enhancers. Yue Zhong only struck out thrice to save Kyoko when she was in peril. After all, each and every single type and variant of the Mutant Beasts were not simple to deal with, without Yue Zhong’s protection, Kyoko would have died thrice over.
“Wipe them out!!”
As Yue Zhong’s group continued through the forest, they suddenly chanced upon enraged cries. He swiftly led them towards the source of commotion.
Out in a field, there were 2 groups of Japanese survivors currently facing off against each other. There were over 100 people in one group, each of them wielding odachis and their movements were nimble. They were obviously Enhancers, just that their levels were not too high. The other group only had 60 of them, and they were on the losing end. There were only about 13 guns shared among them, and they were relying on these guns to hold their ground. Otherwise they would have long been killed. In their midst, there were 20 women and children, which greatly affected their combat strength.
“So it was just dogs biting dogs!” Yue Zhong eyed the 2 groups without a look of concern.
Yue Zhong could see that there were only 2 Enhancers above Level 30 among the 2 groups, and facing such a group, he wouldn’t even need to employ any skills. He could single handedly take them all out.
Just as Yue Zhong’s group arrived to watch the events unfold, one of Enhancers of above Level 35 had just chopped off the head of one gun-wielding Enhancer, breaking the stalemate.
Another gun-wielding survivor was suddenly stabbed in the back by a Level 36 Enhancer that had stealthily appeared behind him, striking his heart.
With the 2 defence points crumbling, the odachi-wielding survivors immediately surged forth like tigers, making their way towards the gun-wielding survivors.
Many of the survivors immediately abandoned their guns and kneeled to surrender. However, the odachi-wielding survivors just roared out with laughter and carried out their slaughter.
The female survivors within the losing group were dragged and thrown to the ground before being raped on the spot. Since the apocalypse began, many people had already succumbed to their inner demons, and these thugs were no exception.
“Grab them!!” Just then, the leader of the odachi-wielding group caught sight of Yue Zhong and his people, and he roared out.
Hearing that order, 60 of the assailants immediately made for Yue Zhong’s direction.
“Kill them all!” Yue Zhong watched as they came closer, and gave a cold order to Muto Shin and his men.
“Hai!” Muto Shin immediately saluted and shouted to the rest in Japanese: “Yue Zhong-sama has ordered us to kill those trash. Charge with me!”
After that, he led the 6 Enhancers who were Divine Servants-level that had submitted to Yue Zhong and charged towards the assailants.
While these 7 Divine Servants might not be much to Yue Zhong, they were truly invincible existences when compared to ordinary survivors. As they charged into the midst of the enemy that were 10 times their number, their blades flashed about and the assailants were slaughtered mercilessly.
After all, Divine Servants were an elite group that were nurtured by the Takama-ga-hara faction through their resources. Their combat prowess was comparable to Yue Zhong’s elite soldiers.
Muto Shin and the rest killed over 23 of the assailants before the rest started to feel the regret and tried escaping backwards.
The Japanese leader saw this and a look of shock flashed past his face, as he muttered: “Why is it like this? Who are these people? How come they’re so strong?!”
All of a sudden, a shadow shot down from a tree with lightning speed towards Yue Zhong. His speed had reached over 10 times that of a normal person. This was the Level 36 Enhancer that had assassinated the gun-wielding survivor earlier. Even an ordinary Level 40 Enhancer would not have a nice ending if caught unprepared.
Just as the shadow was about to reach Yue Zhong, Yue Zhong pulled out his Crocodile Tooth Saw Blade and slashed down.
The 2 parts of the body fell onto the ground in a gory manner.
“Surrender!! I surrender!! Don’t kill me!! I surrender!!” The Japanese leader watched in horror as his comrade of similar level was taken out in one move, and his heart chilled. He immediately knelt down and began to beg for mercy.
The moment the leader surrendered, the rest of the assailants began to abandon their weapons and cry out for mercy as well.
“Go to hell!! Go to hell!! Go to hell!!” The 7 Takama-ga-hara Divine Servants continued to slaughter the assailants who had surrendered.
This Takama-ga-hara people were ruthless, and killing gave them a morbid sense of excitement and pleasure.
Kyoko watched on in horror and screamed out: “Stop it!! Stop killing!! They already surrendered!!”
Shin replied coldly: “Kyoko-san!! Yue Zhong-sama has given the order to wipe them all out. Without completing his order, we will not stop!!”