God and Devil World - Chapter 401-410
Chapter 401: Pressure!
Yue Zhong’s aim was to make use of good talents regardless of who they were. Even if they were from other countries, he would still accept them under his wing.
Under his orders, Zhao Tian Gang led the experts from Japan, as well as the different ladies towards the direction of Gui Ning City.
The Sky Fortress made use of technology that was far beyond the current technology, the moment it pushed its speed to the maximum, it could reach Mach-1. Very soon, it disappeared from its original location.
Bai Xiao Sheng led 30 Evolvers down towards Port Fang Cheng, as they began to search the area carefully. Yue Zhong was also personally sweeping through the place.
Regardless of how they searched the place, it was like a dead town, without a single trace of any being. The resources left behind had not been moved much. In fact, they had chanced upon a large amount of rice and other rations, however, a huge bulk of them had gone bad. Being a port that was near the sea, the high levels of moisture caused the food to go bad even faster.
Bai Xiao Sheng asked Yue Zhong: “There’s nobody! However, there are traces of some things being moved towards the north. There should be people there. Boss Yue, shall we go check it out?”
Yue Zhong said: “It’s too strange here. I’m taking 8 men with me. You stay here to guard the place. Report to me if anything strange happens.”
Bai Xiao Sheng replied seriously: “Yes.”
Although Bai Xiao Sheng had an easy-going attitude and a flippant way of doing things, after one strong lesson of defeat, he learned when he should be serious.
Yue Zhong led the 8 elite soldiers as they searched their way towards the north. Port Fang Cheng was a huge port in Guang Xi, and he needed to control this place entirely, otherwise it would be difficult to develop a navy,
Even if the seas were more dangerous in the current apocalypse, Yue Zhong hoped to bring up a navy. It was still fine if they could handle the coastal areas.
“Put down your weapons, raise your hands, and surrender immediately! Or we’ll take your lives!”
After Yue Zhong entered the city area, 20 men in strange clothes suddenly appeared. They held machetes, vegetable knives, and handguns, as they surrounded Yue Zhong and his men.
These militants eyed the equipment on Yue Zhong and his men with greed in their eyes.
Yue Zhong and his men were currently carrying assault rifles on their backs, with Tang Replica Blades at their waists. They had military gloves and boots and were truly armed to the teeth.
One young man wearing glasses stepped forward and warned: “You guys better not try anything funny. I know you’re military, however, our Boss Zheng is a powerful Evolver. His level is 35 and he can even slaughter a L2 with a single strike. We just want your weapons, and not your lives.”
Yue Zhong glanced at the young man with disdain and replied coldly: “Oh? So who is your Boss Zheng?”
“I’m right here!!” A burly man wearing a black leather shirt stepped out. His skin was tan, but his eyes were crossed, and he was hugging an alluring woman as he talked.
He spoke with his nose in the air, while grabbing a glass bottle in his right hand and he crushing it easily: “You guys must be soldiers! I will not make things difficult for you, just hand over your weapons.”
This Boss Zheng crushed the glass bottle to exhibit his terrifying grip strength. An ordinary person would definitely not be able to perform a feat like this. Seeing this, the 8 subordinates with Yue Zhong laughed. Such a trick was way beneath their level.
“Kneel!” Following a loud roar, one of the subordinates, Zhao Zhang Xing shot forwards, pulling out his Tang Replica Blade swiftly and swinging it right before Boss Zheng’s throat.
This Boss Zheng was only some Level 35 Enhancer, in front of Zhao Zhang Xing, an elite soldier with an Evolver status as well as the experience of countless battles, he was simply incomparable. He looked at the Tang Replica Blade in front of his throat, and his legs turned wobbly. He then knelt down while trembling: “It is I who have eyes but do not recognize Mount Tai!! I’m sorry! Please spare my life!! Spare my life!!”
If he were to face 8 ordinary soldiers, it wouldn’t be a problem, but against Level 40 Evolvers, he was incredibly weak.
Another subordinate of Yue Zhong, Yang Gang stepped forward and barked coldly: “This person in front of you is Leader Yue Zhong, all of you get on your knees now, otherwise you’ll be executed!”
These subordinates of Yue Zhong had grown used to forcing their enemies to kneel throughout their conquests. Forcing the enemy to humiliation was one of the best ways to attack their pride, confidence, and to quell any notion of resisting.
The moment Yang Gang shouted, all of the 20 militants immediately fell on their knees, as their bodies trembled like their leader who was held at knifepoint.
In this world, kneeling was no longer something that shameful. In fact, there were more cruel and brutal ways of doing things, and they knew that they were getting it easy already.
Yue Zhong eyed Boss Zheng and asked coldly: “What’s your name?”
Zheng Bo Yan trembled as he spoke: “My name is Zheng Bo Yan. Leader Yue Zhong, I did not recognize Mount Tai and have offended you. I seek your mercy and kind pardon, please spare my life. I’m willing to do anything.”
In this world, Zheng Bo Yan had seen many unreasonable experts. As long as someone offended them, his or her fate would be disastrous. Yue Zhong did not seem very friendly as well, thus he chose to submit.
Yue Zhong finally asked the question he was concerned with: “Zheng Bo Yan, do you know where the zombies of Port Fang Cheng disappeared to?
“I do not know.” Zheng Bo Yan spoke hesitantly, before revealing all he knew to Yue Zhong.
He had been an Enhancer in a small town near Port Fang Cheng. Before the apocalypse, he had been an auto mechanic, and his body was in fine shape. After becoming an Enhancer, he had began killing zombies and Mutant Beasts around the town, leading a solitary life. There were a few instances where he almost died to some powerful Mutant Beasts. Initially, he thought that this would be how his life would be like from now on. However, just a month ago, when he came to search Port Fang Cheng for goods, he realised that the zombies had disappeared. He then proceeded to move around in glee, collecting a number of small brothers.
The moment the zombies disappeared, all of the survivors that had been holed up and hiding like mice came out, forming all sorts of factions.
With over 800,000 people in Port Fang Cheng before the apocalypse, after an entire year, there were still over 20,000 people around these parts.
Due to the large shore area, there were plenty of resources lying about. As long as the survivors were careful enough to avoid the sea Mutant Beasts, they would profit tremendously.
Zheng Bo Yan led one of the various smaller factions of the gangs in Port Fang Cheng. The largest group was actually a triad that called themselves the Tian Yang Gang. with over 5,000 people. Their chief was a powerful warlord, and the rest of the factions were just small-time gangs.
Yang Gang asked: “Leader, what do we do now?”
Yue Zhong pondered before replying: “Let’s collect the smaller gangs first.”
With over 5,000 people in the Tian Yang Gang, it was a sizeable faction. If Yue Zhong wanted to conquer them, he would need to deploy some troops. Right now, he had only 60 Evolvers above Level 40. It was still too risky to make a move on them.
Of course, the Blue Ridge warships had the ability to just destroy the whole of Port Fang Ning, but Yue Zhong did not want a wasteland. He was naturally unwilling to utilize his navy might. If it was in Indonesia or Japan, then Yue Zhong would not have hesitated to blast his enemies out of the way.
He came to a decision, and 40 Evolvers were assigned to come over.
They were split into 4 teams, and went to contact the rest of the gangs littered all around the city. Some of these leaders of the small gangs were only about Level 10 or so, and could not even fend off an L2. To a powerful team of elite Evolver soldiers, they were basically nothing.
Under the constant roars and shouts of rage, the leaders of the small factions around Port Fang Cheng were either killed or forced to submit, and their power was consolidated under Yue Zhong.
In just one day, Yue Zhong made use of his absolute strength to conquer over 20 factions, and gathered them under his wing. There were a total of 700 people in his faction at Port Fang Cheng now.
Witnessing his overbearing and tyrannical strength, Zheng Bo Yan and those who had submitted the earliest were agape with shock. Yue Zhong had shaken the entire Port Fang Cheng the moment he arrived, and they were thoroughly convinced of his strength.
One young man held an invitation as he came up to Yue Zhong respectfully: “Sir Yue Zhong, this is the invitation from my Young Master. We hope that you can attend the banquet that he’s hosting.”
“Got it!” Yue Zhong received it, as his eyes flashed coldly before dismissing the youth with a wave of his hand.
“Seems like you want to act against me eh? Fine, let’s see what capabilities you have.” Yue Zhong held the invitation and laughed coldly.
Night, as darkness encroached the land, within a lavish 4-star hotel, a number of handsome young waiters and beautiful waitresses were weaving in and out the crowd.
Chapter 402: Forceful integration!
In that hotel, the guests were all leaders of the various factions of Port Fang Cheng. They had been farmers, fishermen, sailors and other ordinary characters. None of them had class, and their demeanor was boorish while their behaviour was crass.
Even for someone like Yue Zhong, his very being radiated an intense killing aura, but his etiquette was lacking when compared to scions.. After all, those socialites and sons of the famous and rich had a specific form of education, whereas he lacked that type of knowledge.
One particular tanned middle-aged man with a bald head and swollen eyes looked at another man with an eyepatch and 2 claw scars running down his face, and asked: “Brother Fang, do you think this Yue Zhong will come?”
The bald middle-aged man was called Long Jian An and he was the chief of the Rainbow Gang, one of the 8 prominent triads of Port Fang Cheng. As for the scar-faced man, he was called Fang Zhen, the leader of the Whale Gang.
Fang Zhen spoke somewhat savagely: “He will definitely come. If he wants to join our alliance, he will come. I’ve made it clear, that if he doesn’t, our alliance will make sure to eradicate him. He’s too dangerous!”
The 8 main triads of Port Fang Cheng were the Rainbow Gang, Whale Gang, Sea Sand Gang, Sea Waves Gang, Sea Wolf Gang, Coral Gang, Sea Fork Gang and the Sea Soul Gang.
As Port Fang Cheng was close to the sea, the leaders all opted to use sea-related names for their gangs.
Yue Zhong had appeared for only one day, and had already gained control over 700 survivors. If he was allowed to continue like this, the rest of the factions in Port Fang Cheng would be swallowed by him.
One skinny man that looked like a monkey, Chen Sha, who was the leader of the Sea Sand Gang, frowned and quipped: “What’s the background of this Yue Zhong? How come there would be someone like this all of a sudden?”
Zhan Tian Yi, the leader of the Sea Waves Gang furrowed his brows and said: “Could it be the leader of Gui Ning City, Yue Zhong?”
Hearing those words, the faces of the leaders immediately turned dark.
Everyday, there would be a broadcast from Gui Ning City, inviting survivors to head there, at the same time, summoning the various factions in the Guang Xi region to submit to Gui Ning City.
Port Fang Cheng had received those transmissions as well, it was just that these 8 leaders were living comfortably and did not want to give up their power and control over to Gui Ning City.
Chen Gui He, the leader of the Sea Wolf Gang spoke slowly: “It could just be a coincidence! The world is vast, it’s not strange for people to share names. It might not necessarily be him.”
Hearing Chen Gui He’s words, the 8 leaders slightly relaxed, they really didn’t want to come to blows with the leader of such a huge faction.
“Yue Zhong arrives!!”
As Yue Zhong stepped into the hotel, the waiter at the entrance called out loudly.
Hearing the announcement, everyone swivelled their heads to look at Yue Zhong.
In just one day, one day! Yue Zhong had swallowed over 20 factions in Port Fang Cheng, this caused everyone to be apprehensive.
One vicious-looking man laughed savagely, before pulling out a gun and swiftly aiming at Yue Zhong: “So you’re Yue Zhong? You’ve got guts! You actually dared to come alone. Good!! Good!! Your guts are something else, but too bad you lack brains. Today will be the day you die!!”
The vicious-looking man had a speed that exceeded a normal person by 6 times, and to the normal people present, his speed was incredible.
However, Yue Zhong’s speed was even faster than his, and he grabbed the man’s hand casually, before twisting it. He then turned the man’s hand and placed the gun into his mouth before pressing the trigger.
With a loud gunshot, the fierce man’s head was blasted, and his brains and blood splattered behind him.
Such a scene would have invoked countless screams and shouts from the witnesses. However, in this apocalypse, everyone had grown used to seeing death and conflicts. When the corpse crumpled to the ground, 2 waiters stepped forward and carried his body out.
At the same time, the gazes of the leaders present were filled with apprehension. The fierce man was a fast shooter, and their had been 15 leaders that had fallen at his hands. He was also a well-known expert in Port Fang Cheng. Such an expert was actually taken down by Yue Zhong in a second, and they were filled with shock.
Long Jian An tried to bark at Yue Zhong with a self-serving tone: “Yue Zhong. I’m Long Jian An, the leader of the Rainbow Gang. You came in here and immediately killed a leader. What the hell are you up to? Do you want to go against all of us here?”
His words immediately riled up the strong feelings in all of the leaders, as they stared at Yue Zhong with hate and prepared to attack.
“Fuck off!” Yue Zhong stepped forward and shot Long Jian An a glare, with his killing intent billowing towards the skies, pressuring Long Jian An.
Long Jian An instantly cowered, and he retreated a few steps involuntarily as his face was full of fear.
After forcing Long Jian An back with his gaze alone, Yue Zhong walked towards the stage under the gaze of everyone present, and stared down at all of the leaders of Port Fang Cheng like an emperor.
Yue Zhong gazed coldly at the leaders and spoke in a matter-of-fact tone: “I’m Yue Zhong! The leader of Gui Ning City with a million survivors! You have 2 choices now. Submit, or die.”
When they heard his overbearing announcement, all of the leaders immediately became silent, it turned out to be actually him.
One middle-aged warrior with a full beard shouted: “Even if you are Yue Zhong, so what? This is Port Fang Cheng. It’s not Gui Ning City. Your father, I am not convinced that you can do whatever you like. If you have the guts, you can kill this old one!”
“Sure! Go to hell!” Yue Zhong pulled out his Stinger and immediately fired a shot at the burly warrior.
Before the warrior could even react, his brain exploded, as red and white matter splattered all over the ground. The woman in his grasp turned pale, as the body crumpled to the floor, and brain matter dripped all over her clothes.
Seeing this, the faces of the leaders changed terribly.
Yue Zhong’s speed had exceeded the sound barrier, almost everyone only saw a quick shadow. With this single move, everyone knew that they were no match for him in speed.
“Who else is still not convinced?” Yue Zhong viewed them with contempt as he drawled icily.
Long Jian An shouted out in a frenzy: “Do it! Everyone, let’s join forces against him, we have nothing to fear!”
Before he even finished, Yue Zhong waved his hand, and the Stinger fired once more. Long Jian An’s head then exploded like a watermelon.
However, his words had riled up the fighting spirit of the leaders in the hall, and they began to exhibit their skills, charging towards Yue Zhong.
Many of the leaders of the small and mid-sized factions were summoned by Long Jian An as help. If Yue Zhong was not willing to join the alliance, then they would all act against him. However, they didn’t expect him to be this strong, and forceful, wanting them to submit to him.
Of the skills and abilities revealed, most of them gained Strength-type and Agility-type books. Hence, most of the leaders enhanced their respective stats and attacked Yue Zhong.
“What a bunch of fools, you truly do not know death. Since you guys are looking to die, I’ll grant your wish!”
Yue Zhong looked at the leaders and laughed coldly, before reaching out with his right hand to fire his Devil Flame. In an instant, dozens of fireballs appeared out of thin air. He then pointed at the leaders swiftly, and the fireballs shot towards the leaders.
The moment the devouring fire came in contact with any of the leaders, their heads were instantly turned to ashes.
Seeing such a terrifying scene, many of the leaders who did not act immediately turned pale, as their bodies trembled uncontrollably. It was the first time they had seen such a frightening person, who could easily eliminate dozens of people in a single move.
Fang Zhen of the Whale Gang immediately got on his knees and shook as he stammered: “The Whale Gang is willing to submit and obey any of the commands of Leader!”
Fang Zheng had not seen such a powerful expert like Yue Zhong before. Just with his power alone, it was enough to annihilate the whole Whale gang. He did not dare to provoke him anymore. The death of Long Jian An was still fresh in his mind.
“The Sea Fork Gang is willing to submit to Leader, and obey Leader’s commands!”
The remaining leaders began to kneel one after the other, and their bodies trembled as they swore fealty to Yue Zhong.
When Fang Zhen saw this, his heart was full of bitterness. He had wanted to oppress Yue Zhong, forcing him to join the alliance, before curbing his rate of expansion. Who knew that it would become a stage for Yue Zhong to forcefully suppress all of them instead, and force them to submit to him. It was simply trying to steal the chicken but losing the rice instead. (Idiom: seeking to gain some advantage but being taken advantage of in the end)
Yue Zhong looked at them kneeling and smiled slightly.
There were dozens of leaders who had been killed, including the chief of the Rainbow Gang. The smaller factions of Port Fang Cheng were thus thrown into chaos.
However, those who had chosen to submit to Yue Zhong were absorbed into his forces, and after accumulating these survivors, Yue Zhong’s faction thus grew into one with 5,000 survivors.
However, as there were too many factions, there had been conflicts between some of them. Yue Zhong had no choice but to address them and forcefully integrate the new troops. There was no way in the short future that he could advance further into Port Fang Cheng’s city.
Although he had swallowed a number of them, in truth, they had just submitted to him, and their hearts were not fully loyal yet. There was the possibility of revolt, so he needed to reorganize everybody.
“4 in the afternoon, meet you at the entrance of the shopping mall.”
As Yue Zhong was busying himself with the handling of affairs, someone delivered a message over. It was an invitation from the head of the largest faction of Port Fang Cheng, Lie Ming Yi.
At 4, Yue Zhong went alone towards the shopping mall of the city.
At the entrance, there was a man in black leather clothes, his stature was average, and his hair was short. He was good-looking, and sat under a large umbrella. There were 2 beautiful serving girls beside him, and he sat in front of a glass table, with a plate of fruits on it.
Yue Zhong came up to the table, and sat down, before looking at the man. He could feel a slight sense of danger from the man, one that could threaten his safety. It was evident that this man was also a high-level Evolver, and could be comparable to the weakest member of the Takama-ga-hara.
“Lie Ming Yi?”
Both of them uttered out at the same time, before exchanging looks, with their eyes filled with slight amazement.
Lie Ming Yi fixed his gaze on Yue Zhong as he slapped his hands lightly: “Yue Zhong, Port Fang Cheng is under my territory. Can you leave? In exchange, I can send you 2 absolute beautiful virgins, 200 other virgins, 10,000 tons of rations, 1,000 tons of fuel, 1,000 tons of metal, and 500 tons of cotton. You troops can also move freely within Port Fang Cheng.
2 absolutely beautiful women with snow-white skin and stunning figures came up beside Lie Ming Yi.
Yue Zhong shook his head and rejected: “No way! I have to gain this place. Lie Ming Yi, you had best find someplace else to expand. I have set my sights on this place. Soon, my troops will come over to start running this place.”
The moment Yue Zhong gain Port Fang Cheng, he could start training up Enhancers. With the port, his navy could also dock there. This was extremely important to Yue Zhong, and he could not let go of it no matter what.
Lie Ming Yi frowned slightly before sighing: “Alright, I’ll leave then!”
He had only 5,000 men with him, and knew that the Tian Yang Gang had no means of dealing with Yue Zhong or his troops. Even he himself had no confidence that he could take out Yue Zhong alone.
Yue Zhong saw that Lie Ming Yi was willing to give in, and did not push for anything else.
He knew that Lie Ming Yi was a powerful expert. If he were to run, Yue Zhong did not know if he could kill him easily. Should Lie Ming Yi escape, then Yue Zhong would have an additional headache. He had a strength that Yue Zhong could not ignore, and thus, he did not force Lie Ming Yi like how he did the other smaller factions.
Lie Ming Yi suddenly spoke: “Yue Zhong, I know a place where a Novice Village exists, do you want to join forces and go check it out?”
Chapter 403: Recruiting Lie Ming Yi!
Yue Zhong’s brows arched, his eyes flashing with surprise: “Oh! There’s a Novice Village around here? Where exactly?”
The Novice Village had opened only about a month after the world changed. It can only exist if a person were to discover and own it. Other than Lei Jiang City, Yue Zhong only heard of another in the grasp of the Kingdom of God over at Europe. That was how they trained up a large number of soldiers.
As long as one could nurture an ordinary person into a Level 10 Enhancer, they could do a Job Change at the Novice Village and gain the Gun Specialization Skill as an elite soldier. They were much stronger than ordinary soldiers. In Japan, the elite troops of the Kingdom of God holding off over 5,000 soldiers of the Takama-ga-hara had left a deep impression on Yue Zhong.
If Yue Zhong could control a Novice Village, he could mass produce top-notch soldiers. Other than turning people into soldiers, he could groom talents in other fields as well.
In fact, he had considered bringing his troops to conquer Lei Jiang City the first thing once he went back to China. However, he never expected to gain some news on a Novice Village here at Port Fang Cheng.
Lie Ming Yi chuckled lightly: “Ning Xi City! There’s one over there. I had gone through the Job Change there with some friends.”
Yue Zhong frowned: “There should be many zombies over there right?”
Ning Xi City was about 50km away from Port Fang Cheng. Before the apocalypse, there had been a population of over a million.
After the apocalypse, all the major cities suffered the largest number of zombies. The smallest horde had numbered about 500,000. With such a horde, without a strong troop, there was no way of fending them off.
Even if Yue Zhong managed to gather all 5,000 survivors of Port Fang Cheng, he was not blindly arrogant to think that he could use them to eradicate the zombies of Ning Xi City. Even if he added on Lie Ming Yi’s troops, it would be impossible.
Lie Ming Yi replied mildly: “Yea! The horde there is no joke. The hundreds of thousands zombies that used to be here had marched on towards there. There should be over 2 million zombies now.”
“2 million?!” When Yue Zhong heard this figure, he frowned as he tried to do some calculations mentally.
The moment the size of a horde exceeded a million, it would be incredibly difficult to eradicate them fully. Even a faction like Yue Zhong would suffer a terrible price while doing so.
However, he had already obtained Yan Zhou, as one of the heaviest manufacturing industrial city before the apocalypse. After providing a huge supply of manpower, the entire city had produced a large number of ammunition. At the same time, during Yue Zhong’s absence, his people had discovered 3 armories. Now, he possessed enough manpower and equipment to fight against a million zombies.
Yue Zhong’s tone became slightly heavier as he said: “I admire you very much, Lie Ming Yi. Are you interested in joining me?”
By now, Yue Zhong had over a million survivors, and his elite troops numbered more than 20,000. He could be considered one of the biggest warlords.
Although Lie Ming Yi was strong individually, in Yue Zhong’s eyes, he was still barely a local thug leader. He wanted soldiers but there were no soldiers. He needed military fire but lacked them. The only thing that was worth evaluating was his personal strength.
In this world, a single person’s strength was miniscule. Even a Level 81 expert like Yue Zhong could not possibly handle a horde of hundreds of thousands of zombies. The only way was for humanity to work together to form an army. That way, they can eradicate the zombies and restore some form of stability.
When Lie Ming Yi heard Yue Zhong’s proposal, he hesitated before asking: “If I do join you, what kind of treatment will I get?”
By now, the notoriety of the Tyrant Yue Zhong of Guang Xi had spread far and wide. His exploits and defeated enemies were broadcasted everyday. Lie Ming Yi had also gotten word about Yue Zhong from an escaping survivor.
The number of experts under his wing numbered like clouds, his troops numbered over 20,000. It wasn’t a force Lie Ming Yi could hope to contend with. When Yue Zhong proposed recruitment, he really had the thought of relying on him. However, it would depend on the price Yue Zhong was willing to pay.
Yue Zhong immediately offered a position of Major and Battalion Commander to entice him: “ If you join me, you’ll gain the post of a Major rank. Of course, everything of the Tian Yang Gang has to be handed to me. As for your brothers and your own possessions and women, they can be kept.”
Yue Zhong had established his power, and any battalion commander post was extremely precious. It was a post where one could command a large army. Furthermore, with Yue Zhong leading, everyone would ride the wave with him. In the future, they would stand to gain much.
Gui Ning City had attracted numerous Evolvers to join and fight for Yue Zhong’s cause. Even then, they would at most be lieutenants and captains. One could see the worth of a Major.
Lie Ming Yi was tempted. He had been ambitious and tried to raise the Tian Yang Gang, only to feel exhausted as time passed. Even a small gang had its troubles, the various power struggles within the gang itself. There was also the community of survivors that had to be looked after, as well as the problem with issue.
After Lie Ming Yi’s faction had hit 7,000, it was hard to expand further. Just the consumption of ration was a troubling headache for him. Much of the food from Port Fang Cheng had gone bad and the amount he had left was only enough to last for another 3 months. Once he was forced to leave Port Fang Cheng, he might have to abandon some of the survivors.
He was passionate about fame and wealth, and decided to bargain: “Lieutenant Colonel. A Lt. Col. post. I’m a dual-attribute Evolver, and my level is 63. As long as you give me that post, I’ll serve you. Tian Yang Gang will be all yours. These 2 absolute beauties are yours as well.”
Yue Zhong revealed a smile: “Agreed!”
Yue Zhong felt that exchanging a position of a Lieutenant Colonel for the loyalty and service of a powerful dual-Attribute Evolver was worth it. He could offer such a position because his faction had expanded greatly. Furthermore, he had established some form of stability and society, plus his experts were numerous, that was why Lie Ming Yi felt comfortable throwing his weight in with him. If Yue Zhong had been alone, even if he was at Level 100, Lie Ming Yi wouldn’t have chosen to follow him.
“Thank you Commander! No! Leader!!” Lie Ming Yi exclaimed in excitement. He had always wanted to be an officer when growing up, however, since the bureaucracy was too strict before the apocalypse, he didn’t have the chance to even be a civil servant. Now that Yue Zhong was willing to, he was excited.
It must be clear that it was an honor to many Chinese to become officials and ranking officers. From Ancient China till now, it was a dream of countless heroes. Yue Zhong had formed some government in Gui Ning City, and Lie Ming Yi knew he had no chance of fending off Yue Zhong’s army, thus he chose to submit, hoping to gain some merit, and earn some fame and riches for himself.
Lie Ming Yi managed to calm down, and immediately motioned for the 2 ladies beside him: “Xie Jing Yun, Wang Shuang Ru, why aren’t you greeting your master?”
To someone who was excited about fame and riches, women held little allure over him. Compared to women, power was something a man should lust for. In fact, for the sake of a post, many had no qualms presenting their wives to other officials. Xie Jing Yun and Wang Shuang Ru had nothing to do with Lie Ming Yi, that was why he had no qualms giving them to Yue Zhong.
“We greet Master!” Both of them spoke up with a smile to seek favor with Yue Zhong, although not before a look of helplessness and bitterness flash past their eyes.
Humans during chaos could not compare to dogs in peace*. Both these women knew that the world had changed, and they were no longer females that were chased and sought after. If they didn’t face reality, then they would just suffer a worse fate.
“En!” Yue Zhong swept his gaze past them faintly, but did not linger on them. Instead, he continued: “Lie Ming Yi, if you join me, there will be some in your gang that would not agree. What do you plan on doing?”
Lie Ming Yi chuckled in response, his handsome face revealing a slight killing aura: “Leader, rest assured, I’ll handle it well. Those who aren’t willing, will definitely not live to see tomorrow’s sunrise.”
Lie Ming Yi might have been able to converse nicely with Yue Zhong, but for someone like him to establish a gang like the Tian Yang Gang in this apocalyptic world, he wasn’t some pushover as well. He would only speak courteously to Yue Zhong because of his strength. There was no way he could fight back.
He was also a man of actions, as he swiftly returned and announced his decision.
Immediately, chaos ensured. Not everyone was willing to follow, as some prefered their current lifestyles of drinking and eating, toying with women as they liked. They vehemently opposed joining Yue Zhong.
After slaughtering 8 of the dissident voices, the entire Tian Yang Gang swore fealty to Yue Zhong, and assimilated with his troops.
With Lie Ming Yi’s submission, there were no other parties that could stand up against such a force. The smaller factions either chose to leave or join Yue Zhong. Soon, the entire Port of Fang Cheng as well as the city fell into Yue Zhong’s control.
Evening time, Yue Zhong sat on Greenie’s back, as it flew towards the direction of Ning Xi City.
A huge elite army had already set off from Gui Ning City upon Yue Zhong’s orders. Along the way, they managed to clear 300,000 zombies, and camped about 50 km away from Ning Xi City.
Yue Zhong came specially to survey the place, and conduct a recon of his own to better understand the situation.
Chapter 404: Strange Blood Lotus!
Yue Zhong arrived in the airspace above Ning Xi City. When he looked down, he could see the entire city densely packed with countless of zombies.
In the dark, a ball of white light caught his attention.
He steered Greenie towards the location housing the source of the white light. He noticed two large queues around a large gate
Countless zombies were patrolling around that gate, of which, they were mostly evolved zombies. There were the large L4s and L3s, the fast and speedy S-types and Devourers, as well as the H1s that could shoot fireballs.
It didn’t matter how strong a single expert was, charging headlong into this bright gate would only mean death.
Other than those evolved zombies, near the gate of light, there was also a monstrous organism of over 8m in length. Its body was covered in various barbs and tentacles. It had a pair of thick legs, and a pair of claws. Its body was ash-colored, and its head was an ugly visage of a snake-like form, its mouth filled with rows of sharp teeth. It stood there with a large bulging stomach.
“Level 98 Infected: Mutant Infected Womb. It possesses an incredible regenerative ability and powerful combat abilities. It is unaffected by the Z-Types’ control.”
Yue Zhong looked at the gigantic Mutant Infected Womb, as a chill came over his heart.
“What a terrifying monster! I think this must be the guardian beast of the Novice Village. Seems like I’d have to pay a huge price to attack Ning Xi City.”
A Level 98 Strange Beast was almost on the level of a Type 4 Mutant Beast. Without any heavy weapons, it would be easy for such a monster to kill over tens of thousands of people. Furthermore, compared to a Type 4 Mutant Beast, this Mutant Infected Womb could infect other people, and turn them into zombies.
As Yue Zhong flew around Ning Xi City a few times, he did not discover any place that he could utilize. He frowned: “Is a frontal charge the only way?”
Within Ning Xi City, the numbers of the zombies were really too many. Even if they could win the war, he would have suffered too much casualties. It would impact his other plans.
Yue Zhong’s strategy was to focus the majority of his troops on recovering the big cities, and make use of the resources and equipment in these cities to bolster his forces. Each and every huge city had over hundreds of thousands or even millions of zombies. Conquering each one was no easy task, without enough ammunition or heavy firearm, it would be impossible.
As he continued to survey from the skies, he noticed flocks of Mutant Giant Birds swooping down to swallow some of the zombies.
When a large number of them were gobbled up by the Mutant Giant Birds, having eaten their fill, the aerial beasts took to the skies again and disappeared behind a nearby mountain range.
Since the apocalypse, countless Mutant Beasts had increased in size. The large density of life in the seas had allowed the larger Mutant Beasts to eat their fill. On land, many of these Mutant Beasts treated humans and zombies as their food sources.
“I might be able to make use of those Mutant Beasts!”
Yue Zhong looked at the flock of Mutant Giant Birds flying, and directed Greenie to follow them.
Yue Zhong sat on Greenie and flew towards the mountain range. When he reached, he leaped down, and activated his Second Order Stealth. His body was instantly shrouded in a layer of energy, distorting others’ perception of his.
Under the cover of the night, Yue Zhong proceeded carefully towards the nesting areas of those Mutant Giant Birds.
Within the huge mountain range, there were numerous Mutant Beasts. As he walked carefully through the dense foliage, he could see spiders the size of discs, Mutant Wolves the size of tigers and lions. There were even huge mice as large as buffalos. Many had reached their Type 2 stage.
Under the cover of the Second Order Stealth, he evaded them and proceeded deeper into the mountain range.
The deeper he went, the larger the Mutant Beasts. Yue Zhong had even caught sight of some Type 3 Mutant Beasts. He held his breath, trying his best not to arouse their attention. His aim wasn’t to kill these powerful Type 3 Mutant Beasts.
All of a sudden, he heard an earthshaking roar. At the same time, numerous roars sounded out in succession.
When he heard that, his heart was shaken: “That sound, a Type 4 Mutant Beast?!”
Yue Zhong walked towards the source of the commotion.
In the dense forest, a fierce battle was happening between two powerful beasts. One was a bear-like monster about 6m, its body covered in a layer of black scales. It had powerful fists that could envelop an entire human body. Its claws were 1m long, and it was engaged with a beast that had the head of a tiger and body of a leopard. The other beast was covered in a layer of white scales, each of them incredibly sharp. There was a single horn on the head of the tiger-beast.
Although the bear-like monster was huge, it was incredibly agile. Each movement it made, there was a fleeting shadow left in its wake. Its speed had exceeded the Type 3 Lightning, and surpassed the sound barrier. With each slap, there would be a Mach-1 force behind its fists. Its strikes would punch through the scales of the tiger-like beast when connected, drawing blood.
The tiger-like beast’s speed was even more terrifying. It seemed even faster than the bear-like monster. Each time the bear-like monster drew blood with its fist, the tiger-like beast could launch 2 attacks in retaliation, tearing flesh from its enemy as well.
“Level 95 Mutant Beast: Type 4 Steel-Armor Bear.”
“Level 96 Mutant Beast: Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger.”
“What terrifying Type 4 Mutant Beasts!” Yue Zhong crept past them as he watched them going at each other, his heart full of shock.
The two of them weren’t exceptionally large, in fact, their bodies could not even compare to some Type 2 Mutant Beasts. However, their combat abilities far surpassed any Type 2 Mutant Beasts. If Yue Zhong had to go against either of them, he would not last more than 10 rounds, his defenses would be destroyed utterly by them, before being killed.
Yue Zhong looked at the 2 of them and held his breath as much as he could, not daring to make any rash move while in his Stealth mode.
The recovery of those 2 Type 4 Beasts was simply too sick, each time they dealt blows to each other, their vitality would cause the flesh and wound to recover at an incredible pace in front of their eyes. The battle got even fiercer the longer it lasted.
“Ah! Is that the lair of one of them?” Yue Zhong gazed about, surveying the surroundings, when he suddenly caught sight of a large den about 200m away from the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger.
Yue Zhong gazed at the 2 beasts tearing into each other in a frenzy, and knew that the outcome wouldn’t be decided so quickly. He decided to go check out the den of the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger.
He was extremely careful, as both beasts had their attentions on each other, he could make his way towards the den under the cover of his Second Order Stealth.
When he entered the den, he was hit by a strong stench. It was evident that the Mutant Beast lacked any hygienic habits. There were countless Mutant Beast bones littered all over the den. Some were even from Type 3 Mutant Beasts. Yue Zhong’s heart raced and he immediately took all the sharp claws and bones into his Storage Ring.
Such leftovers, if turned into weapons, the sharpness could exceed even the Black Tooth Blade of Yue Zhong. However, the only thing was that those who used such handmade weapons would not be able to absorb the experience from killing any Mutant Beasts.
Even so, their claws and teeth were incredible treasures.
Yue Zhong absorbed over dozens of such claws and teeth before he arrived at the deepest recess of the den.
Within the deepest part of the cave, there was a blood-filled lake, and right in the middle, there was a blood-colored lotus that radiated. There were 4 blood-like lotus seeds budding, as the lotus flower continued to emit an alluring fragrance. It was apparently a precious item.
Not far from the lotus, there was a patch of grass, where a giant egg the size of a human laid. There were strange runes carved all over the giant egg, which was glowing and shimmering ever so slightly, as though it was breathing.
Beside the egg, there was a pile of nuclei. This was evidently leftovers the Type 4 Mutant Beast had set for its child.
Eyeing the blood lotus, the huge egg as well as the pile of nuclei, Yue Zhong’s eyes lit up in joy: “Treasure!! These are all incredible treasures!! I’ve really struck it rich!”
He swiftly got out a glass basin, and stored the blood lotus, root and all into it. He then waved his hands and swept all the nuclei into his Storage Ring, before grabbing the giant egg and making a mad dash for the exit.
The moment Yue Zhong exited the cave, he activated his Shadow Steps, Bone Encompassing Armor, and let out a sharp howl towards the skies. The blood lotus and huge egg in his hands were biological lifeforms, and could not be kept in the Storage Ring, hence he could only escape.
The moment he exited, the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger could smell the blood lotus. It turned to face Yue Zhong, and leapt through the air, shooting for Yue Zhong with a terrifying speed. It reached out with its claw and swiped at Yue Zhong’s head with the speed of sound.
Chapter 405: Mutant Infected Womb!
The speed of the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger exceeded the Type 3 Lightning. Even after Yue Zhong had undergone so many enhancements, he could not match its speed.
When the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger moved, Yue Zhong’s Danger Perception was pushed to the max, and a strong threat of death overcame him. With a thought of his mind, a Shield of Light materialized in front of him.
The Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger’s claw smashed into the Shield of Light, and with a ‘kacha’, the shield disintegrated, falling to the ground in pieces.
Yue Zhong was horrified, and he quickly activated the other Shield of Light in front of the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger.
With another swipe, the other Shield of Light was also destroyed, and only managed to obstruct it for a mere second.
In that second, Yue Zhong activated his Devil Flame, and a powerful flame that could devour everything spread out towards the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger.
A light flashed past the eyes of the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger, and it leaped above the terrifying Devil Flame tornado.
Just as it was about to launch another attack, the Type 4 Steel-Armor Bear suddenly appeared behind it and sent a claw smacking into its body, tearing a huge chunk of meat.
The Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger let out a piercing howl of rage, and its eyes seemed to burn with anger. It turned to smack the Type 4 Steel-Armor Bear once, leaving a huge scar on the body of the Type 4 Steel-Armor Bear.
In the air, Greenie turned into a shooting star and shot down, grabbing Yue Zhong, before shooting back into the skies.
The Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger saw this, and bellowed in rage. Its single horn shone with a white light, before firing a single beam of light at Yue Zhong and Greenie in the skies.
Yue Zhong’s face fell, and activated the Bronze Spiritual Bell, covering himself and Greenie.
The white light slammed into the green shield from the Bronze Spiritual Bell, penetrating the protection, and pierced past Yue Zhong’s leg, causing it to disintegrate. The white light continued past Greenie’s body, causing a large hole, as fresh blood dripped.
When Yue Zhong’s right leg was disintegrated by that white light, he almost fainted from the pain.
Greenie howled out in anguish, activating its innate ability, as it controlled the winds around it to reach the speeds of Mach 1.8, sending them towards the direction of Ning Xi City, disappearing in a flash.
The Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger howled out once more, but it was helpless towards Greenie in the skies. It was a tyrant of the land, and while it was a fearsome entity on the ground, it couldn’t do anything to those in the skies.
Greenie bore the pain and landed nearby Ning Xi City while wobbling.
Yue Zhong jumped down with his remaining leg. He saw the gaping hole in Greenie, and was filled with heartache and fear. He had really risked too much, and underestimated the might of the Type 4 Mutant Beasts. Without Greenie’s help, even if there were 10 of him, they would have been killed by the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger.
At Yokosuka Base, Yue Zhong had met many Type 4 Mutant Beasts, and their strength and power innate abilities had opened his eyes. However, they all had a weakness, which was when they came onto shore, they were not as powerful as in the seas. That was how he had managed to use the opportunity to kill 2 weakened Type 4 Mutant Beasts.
However, the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger was still an absolute Overlord on land, its speed having exceeded the sound barrier. While its strength could not match up to those Type 4 Mutant Beasts of the seas, it was still something humans still couldn’t contend with. It was a terrifying existence, and Yue Zhong was still lacking.
With Yue Zhong’s current strength, he could easily kill a Type 2 Mutant Beasts, against a Type 3 Mutant Beast, he would still be in slight danger. It was basically impossible to face against a Type 4 Mutant Beast at this point.
Yue Zhong quickly pulled out a handful of Type 3 Nuclei to give to Greenie: “Eat them!”
After Greenie swallowed those nuclei, it curled up into a ball, and focused on recovery. Type 3 Mutant Beasts also had powerful regenerative abilities. It was just that the blow from the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger had injured it greatly, and it needed to rest for sometime to regain its strength.
Yue Zhong pulled out a number of Type 3 Mutant Beast meat as well as Type 4 Mutant Beast meat and began to consume them.
As the large amount of high-level meat disappeared in his mouth, his Regeneration skill kicked in, and he felt an itch at his right leg. Flesh began to grow back at a visible rate, as a new leg grew out slowly.
After a day’s time, Yue Zhong’s right leg had regenerated. Greenie had also recovered from its grievous injury from consuming those Type 3 nuclei.
“I wonder who was the winner of that battle.”
After recovering, Yue Zhong jumped on Greenie’s back, and directed it to fly over the mountain range.
“Good! Seems like the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger won! Quick, lower and fly towards Ning Xi City.” When they neared the mountain range they saw a huge horde of Mutant Beasts galloping towards their direction. A terrifying killing intent was fixed on them, originating from within the horde of Mutant Beasts.
Greenie was also extremely fearful of the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger. It hurried and flapped its wings as it flew towards Ning Xi City.
Among the beast horde, the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger let out an enraged roar, and the beast horde increased its speed towards Ning Xi City.
Type 4 Mutant Beasts were considered Overlords on the land, and could control other Mutant Beasts. Having lost its treasure and its child, the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger was thoroughly enraged, riling up numerous Mutant Beasts in a bid to kill Yue Zhong and to kill the rest of the puny humans.
The horde of beasts continued to charge towards the direction of Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong leaped down from Greenie, and hopped onto his Swift Shadow Bike, before charging towards Ning Xi City. He needed to leave behind a trail for the Mutant Beasts to follow.
At the entrance of Ning Xi City, a large number of zombies were attracted by the blood lotus in his grasp, and they begun to move towards him.
Within the glass basin, there were also numerous Type 2 and Type 3 blood essences, and these were important evolving nutrients for the zombies.
Yue Zhong shot those staggering zombies a look, and activated his Bone Encompassing Armor, reaching out with his right hand, and shot a bone spike into the ground, sending him up onto a building.
The Mutant Beast horde that was chasing after Yue Zhong had also arrived, and as they charged through the zombie horde, they tore the zombies apart.
Yue Zhong saw that his plan was coming to fruition, and began to rush towards the centre of Ning Xi City. He needed to create the perception that he was hiding within Ning Xi City, and cause the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger to attack the center of the city.
Watching Yue Zhong escape, the Mutant Beasts became furious.
A number of Type 2 Black-Scaled Boars charged through the zombie horde like tanks, sending them flying, as they continued to rush straight for the deeper parts of the city. The rest of the Mutant Beasts also continued forward, steamrolling over the numerous corpses.
With the sudden attack of the Mutant Beast horde, it enraged the zombie controller in Ning Xi City. Numerous L4s, L3s, S4s, S3s and other evolved zombies charged for the Mutant Beast horde.
The 2 mighty armies clash, and countless abilities were displayed from the Mutant Beasts, as both sides tore into each other, the body count rising constantly.
Mutant Beasts were invincible existences to ordinary zombies, but the evolved zombies possessed enough strength to threaten them.
As Yue Zhong weaved in and out on the roofs of the buildings, he was chased by a number of Type 2 Hunters, chasing him while crawling up buildings like lizards.
He had to stop from time to time, waving his Black Tooth Blade to kill them with a single slash. With his current strength, as long as he wasn’t swarmed by them, he could still carve out a bloody path for himself.
Yue Zhong continued to make his way towards the center of Ning Xi City, while keeping his distance from the Mutant Infected Womb. That existence was simply too dangerous. Yue Zhong did not want to be assaulted by that freak.
There was no known data on the attack patterns of the Mutant Infected Womb, and to Yue Zhong, an unknown enemy was too dangerous. If he wasn’t careful, he could possibly slip up, and might lose his life as a result.
However, the Mutant Infected Womb could feel the strong scent of blood from the clash between the zombies and beasts, and begun to move there.
It was large, but extremely agile. Its speed was even comparable to Yue Zhong. It continued forward like a tank, bulldozing over any unfortunate zombies in its path.
The Mutant Infected Womb soon came to the battlefield, and with a swipe of its huge tentacles, a number of the evolved zombies were slapped away, slamming into walls and their bodies broke down, their brains and innards splattering everywhere. It then shot out a tentacle with a sharp barbed spike at the end towards a 7m-tall Type 2 Black-Scaled Boar, and pierced its brain.
With its snake-like head opening its wide jaws, revealing countless rows of sharp teeth, the tentacle brought the Type 2 Black-Scaled Boar towards it, and chomped down on the Mutant Beast, fresh blood flowing everywhere. It munched and chomped, swallowing the Type 2 Black-Scaled Boar in a gruesome and horrifying manner.
Chapter 406: Clash of 2 Tigers!
The gargantuan Mutant Infected Womb began to devour the Type 2 Black-Scaled Boar in huge mouthfuls, with its stomach expanding rapidly for a short while, before deflating to its usual shape. The dozens of tentacles with sharp barbed tips were thrashing about constantly, turning a number of Mutant Beasts into meat paste, before sweeping their remains into its huge mouth to consume.
The Mutant Infected Womb was like an insatiable beast, swallowing large numbers of Mutant Beasts.
Fresh blood splattered everywhere, with dismembered limbs lying about. Its surrounding was like it had been struck by a disaster, and it didn’t matter whether they were zombies or Mutant Beasts, as long as they were within its vicinity, they would be killed.
Yue Zhong observed this from afar, and was filled with shock: “It’s freaking strong!! What a terrifying existence!!”
The tentacles flailing about were truly horrifying, with each strike easily smashing the heads of the Type 2 Black-Scaled Boars. With the defenses on Yue Zhong, even if he were to activate all of them together, it would at most be enough to defend against one strike from that Mutant Infected Womb before he would be smashed to death.
One Type 2 Mutant Poisonous Python of about 80m opened its jaws wide and fired a number of poisonous green fog in short bursts at the Mutant Infected Womb. Those green blobs of poison were the innate ability of the Type 2 Mutant Poisonous Python, and it could corrode even the toughest carapaces on Type 4 Mutant Beasts. When the poison landed on the body of the Mutant Infected Womb, it began to sizzle, and the flesh began to corrode. However, even though the poison corroded the flesh, it would recover at a speed visible to the eye. The corrosive ability could not match the speed of the flesh’s regeneration.
The Mutant Infected Womb slapped out with its tentacles, and hit the head of the Type 2 Poisonous Python, smashing it into smithereens. Another tentacle pierced into its body, and dragged the entire corpse towards the mouth of the Mutant Infected Womb.
It was incredibly ferocious and anything it touched, would die. Mutant Beasts were consumed by it at a frightening speed. And all it was doing was using its tentacles to slap around. The Type 2 and Type 3 Beasts could do nothing to block the tentacles, and they were consumed immediately after being smacked. Its flesh and body was able to recover even under the innate ability attacks, with no visible wounds barely 5 seconds after the attacks.
Where it was currently occupying, the other evolved zombies tried their best to avoid. The other high-level Mutant Beasts were also frightened till they trembled when they saw what the Mutant Infected Womb was capable of.
Yue Zhong watched from afar and his scalp felt numb as well. This terrifying monstrous entity was even scarier than the Type 4 Flame Bird, and he didn’t dare to approach it even with his strength.
As the Mutant Infected Womb continued to devour the Mutant Beasts, it grew a new tentacle with a sharp, barbed end, and became even more threatening.
As the monstrous freak of nature continued to devour the Mutant Beasts, a powerful beam of light came shooting from a distance, blasting into the chest of the Mutant Infected Womb. It penetrated the entire chest, resulting in a bloody hole the size of a fist. Some strange pus oozed out from the wound, and dripped onto the ground. The pain caused the Mutant Infected Womb to scream out in agony. This was the first time it had suffered a grievous wound.
Such an attack that could pierce the entirety of the Mutant Infected Womb was not a simple one. It caused the Mutant Infected Womb to scream in pain, and its attacks became even more ferocious. It began pulling in more Mutant Beasts into its mouth at a faster speed, before chomping and gobbling them up. Its flesh then began to heal at a visible rate.
The Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger could not watch anymore as it hid behind the mutant beast horde, and after it had fired that powerful white beam of light, with a single leap, it charged towards the centre of Ning Xi City.
“Damn it, its target is still me!” Yue Zhong was on top of a building, and he determined that the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger was still not giving up on Yue Zhong, or rather, its offspring.
“What a pity!!” When he knew that the White-Scaled Tiger was aiming for him, he immediately took out the egg and threw it towards the Mutant Infected Womb. With his 12-times Strength, the egg shot towards the Mutant Infected Womb with a shooting-star like speed.
When the Mutant Infected Womb felt the incoming projectile about 20m away, it reached out with its large tentacle, and smashed its tentacle towards the egg. Instantly, the egg was smashed into smithereens, revealing a partially-formed White-Scaled Tiger fetus.
The tentacle then pierced into the fetus, and brought it into its mouth. As its sharp teeth clamped down, the fetus was directly turned into minced meat.
The Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger let out a piercing roar of grief and rage. It immediately pushed its speed to the maximum and charged right at the Mutant Infected Womb. Its powerful claws came swiping down on the body of the Mutant Infected Womb, clawing out a huge chunk of meat.
The Mutant Infected Womb retaliated by sending dozens of its tentacles smashing towards the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger.
At this point, the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger exhibited its insane agility. Its body continued to flash about, dodging every single one of those tentacles. At the same time, it would slash out with its claws, drawing blood every time.
The regeneration ability of the Mutant Infected Womb was on another level though, and even though the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger was drawing blood with each attack, within 5 seconds, flesh would grow back and render the previous attack useless. Such a regeneration rate was beyond 10 times that of the White-Scaled Tiger.
The Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger single-handedly faced off against the Mutant Infected Womb, while the rest of the Mutant Beasts resumed engaging against the rest of the zombie horde.
Within the city, as both sides clashed against each other in an explosive manner, Yue Zhong activated his Second Order Stealth and watched the battle between the 2 titans at the centre of it all.
The battle between the 2 of them lasted an entire day. Even with such a drawn-out battle, the regeneration ability of the Mutant Infected Womb did not seem to slow down. In fact, it was still as active as when it first acted out, as though there were no signs of exhaustion. There wasn’t a single wound on it, because every single injury would heal within seconds. However, the same could not be said for the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger. It was getting exhausted, as a numerous injuries covered its body. The injured flesh was decomposing, and there was a putrid smell in the air. In a short period of time, it could perhaps dodge most of the attacks. But, in the span of the entire battle, it was still impossible for it to be resilient.
The Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger caught sight of a space, and immediately twisted its body to leap through. It used its sharp claws to propel itself up a large building, scaling all the way to the roof. It then turned to face the Mutant Infected Womb with its single horn, and fired the powerful and threatening beam of white light.
The devastating white light immediately shot through one of the eyes of the Mutant Infected Womb, penetrating its head, and dissolving the brain by ⅕.
Regardless of the biological makeup of any entity, the moment the brain was vaporized beyond a certain amount, there would only be death. However, the Mutant Infected Womb just screamed out in agony, and numerous tentacles rose like the waves of the sea to crash against the White-Scaled Tiger.
Having fought such an exhausting battle the entire day, adding on to its overdrawn energy for firing that devastating beam of light, the White-Scaled Tiger was almost spent. It could not defend nor dodge the incoming attacks of the Mutant Infected Womb, and it was sent soaring through the air for about dozens of meters. It smashed through one building, and if it wasn’t for the scales on its body, it might already have turned into meat paste.
At this moment, the most terrifying scene was happening. Although ⅕ of the brain of the Mutant Infected Womb had been vaporized by the beam fired by the Mutant White-Scaled Tiger, it was already beginning to regenerate slowly. The speed might not be as fast as how its fleshly wounds were healing, but one could still see the reforming of the brain matter.
Yue Zhong kept his gaze fixed on the Mutant Infected Womb throughout the whole process, and noticed that as the Mutant Infected Womb was regenerating, one of the tentacles on its body shrivelled up and dropped off its body.
“The brain is truly one of its weak points. However, this freak is too terrifying. It can even recover from such a degree of injury. Its tentacles should be part of its stored up strength and vitality. If I can’t damage the brain, then I must at least destroy the tentacles. It truly is a bitch to deal with.” Yue Zhong frowned as he assessed the situation, with the dozens of tentacles, this monstrous entity was truly threatening. He had to deal with those tentacles before he could utterly annihilate this Mutant Infected Womb.
The Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger leaped out from the rubble of the building in a breath, and it fired another beam of white light at the Mutant Infected Womb.
The Mutant Infected Womb twisted its body, and brought several of its tentacles up to block that attack.
The devastating white light penetrated the tentacles, and blasted through its head, before vaporizing more of its brain.
Chapter 407: Striking while the iron is hot!
The Mutant Infected Womb howled once more in extreme pain. It immediately adjusted its body and tried to flee towards the distance. It could feel the amount of danger the White-Scaled Tiger posed to it, it was more than enough to cause its demise.
The Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger flashed through the battlefield like a specter, latching on to the Mutant Infected Womb, firing its unique white light in multiple beams, causing numerous holes on the Mutant Infected Womb.
However, because the Mutant Infected Womb was moving constantly, it was extremely hard to hit its head. While most of the blows caused the Mutant Infected Womb to be covered in multiple wounds, none had hit its head again.
As the Mutant Infected Womb was escaping, its brain was still continuing to regenerate under its sick healing ability. The moment its brain was fully regenerated, it brought up its powerful tentacles and launched attacks back on the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger like a torrential downpour.
Under the relentless assault of the Mutant Infected Womb, the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger was once again sent flying into the air, its body riddled with wounds.
Yue Zhong stood on top of a tall building, and as he watched the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger losing its advantage, he immediately barked an order into his walkie-talkie: “It’s time, begin the assault!”
After giving that order, he then leaped onto Greenie’s back, and they soared into the sky.
Under Yue Zhong’s order, a number of artillery troops on standby began firing from outside the city.
Hong!! Hong!! Hong!!
Powerful shots resounded throughout Ning Xi City, as a large number of cannons lit up the sky when they came shooting down towards the hordes of zombies and Mutant Beasts, blasting them into pieces.
Yue Zhong’s artillery troops had already undergone numerous training and exercises, and they had chosen the locations where the zombies and Mutant Beasts were concentrated. Each time a rocket landed, it would take out at least tens of thousands of zombies.
Under the fearsome volley of heavy fire, a number of L4s that were as large as houses were also not spared.
A large Type 2 Mutant Python was blasted apart by a round of 122mm cannons.
In the skies, 8 Thunder Fighters and the Sky Fortress came swooping over Ning Xi City, firing countless bombs, enveloping the large areas where the Mutant Beasts and zombies were clashing.
Amidst the explosions, countless zombies and Mutant Beasts were killed every second. This was the might of advanced weaponry and tactics of the human race.
The Mutant Infected Womb was also treated as a high-priority target, and the 8 Thunder Fighters fired numerous rockets at it, covering its flesh and body with numerous wounds.
Although the Mutant Infected Womb was terrifying, its effective attack range was only about 30m. Against those Thunder Fighters in the skies, it could only dodge and evade, while screaming out in pain.
The Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger was already heavily injured before, and it was caught in the blast of one 122mm round, sending it flying through the air again.
The loud explosions rang throughout the city, these were the ammunition that Yue Zhong had accumulated in Yan Zhou City these few months. He had also brought in any heavy artillery that they had found in their scavenging expeditions. These were all just to conquer Ning Xi City, and to fully gain control of the Newbie Village.
When Enhancers reached Level 10, through the Job Change option, Yue Zhong could gain a whole load of talents. By selecting soldiers, he could train up an entire battalion of elites. Some could also be groomed as doctors, then he would have healthcare. Some could become scientists, and his research and development team would be strengthened and grow.
Of course, it was not that once they went through the Job Change that they would instantly become experts of their chosen field. However, they would gain the advantage in their growths there. At the very least, they could still become lower-level doctors or scientists, and to Yue Zhong, this was more than enough for the short term.
The terrifying explosions continued without stopping. Other than the huge door with the 2 lights, the rest of Ning Xi City was covered in explosions. Each blast radius was enough to take out hundreds and thousands of zombies. To experts who had to fend off horde attacks, such groups were difficult to entangle with, but to the powerful artillery, they were great targets.
Under the constant ravaging of the artillery, the zombies of Ning Xi City were at a loss. They could not see the enemy, and did not know what to do, only suffering the damage from the projectiles.
As for the other Mutant Beasts, having lost the pressure from the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger, many started to flee out of Ning Xi City.
Yue Zhong did not deploy his troops to go stop the Mutant Beast Horde, in any case, he had only intended to make use of them to kill the zombies. To truly conquer Ning Xi City, it would still require Yue Zhong and his army.
The powerful heavy artillery continued throughout the night, consuming almost everything in the flames, as countless zombies and Mutant Beasts laid charred and dead across the city.
The entire city was currently clear and quiet, and the once-densely packed zombie horde had already disappeared, leaving behind only the charred bodies, some still burning slightly, as well as a few scattered groups that had somehow survived the night raid.
Hu Yi thus led the 1st Regiment right into Ning Xi City.
Under the lead of the 4 different commanders of the 4 Battalions within the regiment, they split up and began to clear the zombies. Many of the zombies had barely just stuck out their head at the commotion when they were already shot at by the soldiers. The evolved zombies were taken out by the Enhancers within the troops.
Just using heavy artillery would not be enough to handle the problem, as there were plenty of zombies that had managed to slip past the net. Thus they had to use the ground troops to wipe them out.
Every soldier of the 1st Regiment were veterans and elite soldiers, even more disciplined and stronger than the 5,000-strong Japanese soldiers of the Takama-ga-hara. They were like a power sickle that claimed the lives of the zombies as easily as cutting wheat, and as they marched on, there was almost no resistance to their advance.
Within the city, the zombies numbered about 2 million, but the majority of the evolved ones had lost their lives during the clash with the Mutant Beasts in the previous night, hence, all that was left were largely ordinary zombies.
Under the terrifying artillery fire, hundreds of thousands were incinerated and blasted to pieces. Even more were reduced from the million that had been left over. Furthermore, since most of the zombie horde was concentrated at the south side of the city, there was not much resistance in the north area.
When Yue Zhong noticed the troops entering the city, he immediately gave an order: “Let Bai He lead the 4th Long-Range Company to assist me.”
The forces that were under Bai He were powerful and elite snipers groomed by Yue Zhong. They were all proficient in the sniper rifles, or possessed the Specialization skill.
Of them, Bai He had the Second Order Enhance Bullet skill, and Level 3 Sniper Specialization. He was the top sniper under Yue Zhong. In fact, he could almost rival the Gun Demon of the Takama-ga-hara. Compared to him, Bai He was just lacking in the fact that he wasn’t a dual-attribute Evolver, however, his sniper skills would not lose out.
This 4th Long-Range Company was one of the trump cards kept by Yue Zhong. They possessed powerful destructive powerful from a long range, and at least 8 of them could shoot down a Thunder Fighter. Every single soldier of the troop could take down a normal aircraft. Their only weakness was close-combat, and they could not compare against powerful close combat experts.
Bai He led his 20 men as they swiftly proceeded towards Yue Zhong’s location.
Meanwhile, Yue Zhong was riding Greenie as they soared through the skies, chasing after the Mutant Infected Womb.
The Mutant Infected Womb had been bombarded by the 8 Thunder Fighters, as a large number of rockets were fired at it constantly. However, it waved its tentacles constantly, smashing the rockets away.
Each of these rockets would explode the moment they were destroyed, and the powerful explosions would cause the tentacles to be blasted apart. However, each time, they would quickly regenerate.
It seemed that the destructive power of the rockets were still far away from that of the Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger.
If they wanted to take down the Mutant Infected Womb in one go, they had to have at least 50 Thunder Fighters firing countless rockets at the same time, bombarding it to death.
However, the moment they couldn’t take care of it in one strike, it would be able to regenerate and resurrect itself. It truly was a difficult opponent.
Yue Zhong sat on Greenie’s back as he flew up in the sky, over the Mutant Infected Womb, as he watched it regenerate time after time. His scalp went num, this Mutant Infected Womb was truly something else, even more fearsome that the Type 4 Flame Bird or the Type 4 Sea Mutant Beasts that he had come across.
Yue Zhong then quickly gave an order: “Ready cannons, co-ordinates XXXX.”
Hong! Hong! Hong!
Under that order, the area of the Mutant Infected Womb was instantly enveloped by numerous heavy artillery, and it continued for a good 5 minutes, covering the entire space, destroying the surrounding construction and structures, causing dust clouds to rise.
As the dust cleared, Yue Zhong saw the tentacles shielding the brain of the Mutant Infected Womb, its body had been damaged badly under that barrage of rockets. Its dozens of tentacles also dropped off, yet, it was still not dead.
The Mutant Infected Womb had truly suffered greatly under that powerful volley of artillery fire, but, its overbearing regeneration was still kicking in, as its wounds recovered at a rate discernable to the human eye.
Chapter 408: The ovum of the Mutant Infected Womb!
Yue Zhong roared loudly: “Focus your fire, aim for it head!!”
The 8 Thunder Fighters immediately fired their powerful anti-tank missiles, their guided missiles, and all other rockets at their disposal, blasting the Mutant Infected Womb. Their machine guns were firing rapidly as well, and the volley of destruction came raining down on the Mutant Infected Womb, chipping away at its health.
A number of anti-tank missiles blasted the Mutant Infected Womb, destroying its tentacles, as tainted blood splattered everywhere.
The soldiers of the 4th Long-Range Company had also reached a high vantage point, as they unleashed their abilities and fired at the head of the Mutant Infected Womb. The bright beams caused many tentacles to break off, and revealed the grim and ravaged head.
The moment the Mutant Infected Womb revealed its head, Yue Zhong immediately expended 80 points of Spirit and 20 points of Stamina, condensing a Devil Flame Spear and fired it like a shooting star towards the head of the Mutant Infected Womb, causing it to burn.
Under the relentless burning of the flame, the flesh began to smoke, as large portions of flesh were incinerated and turned into ash. The Mutant Infected Womb could not take it anymore and howled in pain. However, it was still not dead, as its head continued to regenerate.
Yue Zhong did not dare to give it the chance to recuperate, and quickly condensed another powerful Devil Flame Spear and fired it once more.
The Devil Flame Spear shot towards the head of the Mutant Infected Womb like a shooting star, and once more, exploded in a powerful ball of flame, turning its regenerated flesh into ash yet again.
On the other side, Bai He had also executed his Enhance Bullet skill and had fired at the head of the Mutant Infected Womb as well, destroying part of it.
Beams of light shot from a distance, blasting numerous holes in the head of the Mutant Infected Womb, causing it to bleed non-stop.
The Mutant Infected Womb finally could not take it anymore and adjusted its body to flee once again.
Its speed was incredibly fast, surpassing even Yue Zhong. The moment it moved, there was no way for Bai He and his men to get a fix on its head.
The 8 Thunder Fighters were also giving it all they could, firing as many rockets and projectiles as they could, but they kept missing.
“Fuck!! We must not let it get away!” Yue Zhong looked at the fleeing Mutant Infected Womb and his brows furrowed.
The Mutant Infected Womb looked in an extremely pathetic and wretched state right now, but Yue Zhong was clear, as long as it was given enough time, this monstrous entity would recover yet again, at that time, it would be extremely difficult to take it down.
Yue Zhong had already expended 160 points of Spirit, and the 8 Thunder Fighters had no way of firing infinitely due to the lack of ammo, and having expended much of their rockets and projectiles on the Mutant Infected Womb.
If they could not take it down in this short span of time, Yue Zhong would have no choice but to bring his men and retreat.
Otherwise, if it charged into the 1st Regiment at full strength, it could easily decimate his entire elite force.
Yue Zhong whipped out the Electromagnetic Gun, and fired a shot at the freak of nature. A powerful electromagnetic charge was shot out and blasted a hole in the head of the Mutant Infected Womb.
The might of the Electromagnetic Gun was no joke, at the same time, its consumption was equally terrifying. Ordinary nuclei could only sustain one shot before breaking apart. Type 2 nuclei could support 10 shots before breaking. Type 3 nuclei could give the Electromagnetic Gun 100 shots.
Yue Zhong had used a Type 3 Nucleus and was firing constantly at the head of the Mutant Infected Womb. With his Shadow Steps activated, his Agility had exceeded that of the monster, and with his Marksmanship skill, of every 10 shots fired, 9 would strike the head of the Mutant Infected Womb.
The monster was assaulted constantly by Yue Zhong, and more wounds appeared on its head. After about 300m, being blasted once more by over a few dozens of rockets, it finally crashed into the ground.
The moment it stopped moving, a number of shots that had been Enhanced blasted into the head, ripping it further apart.
Yue Zhong rode on Greenie and arrived at the body of the Mutant Infected Womb, firing his Electromagnetic Gun without mercy.
He did not let up, instead, using 2 Type 3 nuclei to fire without stop, until the Mutant Infected Womb finally stopped twitching, and a huge orb of experience entered his body.
“Congratulations on achieving Level 82. You have gained 2 points of attributes to be allocated.”
When the orb of experience entered his body, and the sweet notification sound rang in his mind, he then heaved a huge sigh of relief. This terrifying existence had finally fallen.
For the sake of obliterating this monstrous entity, the 8 Thunder Fighters had utilized all their ammo, while Yue Zhong himself had almost expended all his Spirit, as well as 2 Type 3 nuclei. He even had the support and help from over 20 other experts and their individual skills as well. He was finally able to kill the monster with all of these.
Had he been missing any of those subordinates or arsenal, he might not have been able to kill the Mutant Infected Womb. The regeneration of this mutated biological lifeform was truly insane.
Beside the corpse of the Mutant Infected Womb, there was a skill book as well as a blue treasure box.
He landed on the ground and grabbed both items.
“Third Order Skill: High-speed Regeneration. After learning this ability, you will possess the regeneration ability of some powerful Mutant Beasts. Learning it requires 400 Vitality, as well as Second Order Regeneration to be enhanced thrice. Learning this skill requires 3 skill points.”
“A Third Order skill, it actually is a Third Order Skill. It’s too bad it’s not a combat ability, but it truly is decent.” Yue Zhong kept the book into his ring, while shaking his head out of pity.
After killing the Mutant Infected Womb, Greenie swooped down and began devouring the flesh of the corpse.
The flesh and blood of High-level Mutant Beasts were essential for zombies, likewise, zombies were nutritious for Mutant Beasts. This was the reason why both sides would kill and hunt each other.
“Ah, what’s this?” Yue Zhong did not mind that Greenie was consuming the flesh of this Mutant Infected Womb, however, his face change when he came to the side of the corpse.
A strange, protruding portion of the abdomen area had been ripped apart by Greenie’s claws. It revealed a huge ovum inside the corpse, covered in strange runes. The runes were flashing, and it looked extremely mythical and strange.
Yue Zhong activated his Bone Encompassing Armor and wore the Sea MAsk, before carefully stepping into the body of the Mutant Infected Womb. He broke apart the nerves connecting to the ovum, and pulled it out from the corpse.
Yue Zhong eyed the huge ovum as large as a human, his eyes disturbed.
The biological lifeform was evidently extremely weak, and Yue Zhong could destroy it in one punch. However, he was slightly reluctant to, as if he could subjugate the life form inside with his Beast Tamer ability, then it would be an additional boost to his strength. Yet, if it happened to a life form like the Mutant Infected Womb, then it would be a disaster to him.
Right as Yue Zhong was hesitating, with a kacha, the runes covering the ovum shattered, and juices spilled out everywhere, as the life form within jumped out and pounced towards Yue Zhong in a gust of wind.
Before he could respond, the life form had already landed on him, and he was utterly shocked, his face drained of color in fear. He had always prided himself in his speed, and could even handle the unbelievably quick Type 4 White-Scaled Tiger. Yet, this entity from the ovum had jumped on him before he could even react, and this scared him greatly.
Yue Zhong was about to conjure up his Devil Flames to incinerate the life form, when he opened his eyes to looked, and faltered.
That which was laid on top of Yue Zhong was actually a little girl that looked about 12, her hair silver and long, her limbs as delicate as can be, as though they could be broken with a just a snap. Her skin was extremely fair, her looks exquisite, and her eyes absolutely charming, so much that one could be lost in those eyes.
The little girl laid in Yue Zhong’s arms, and stuck out her tongue to lick Yue Zhong’s Sea Mask, smiling as she licked.
“High-intelligence Mutant Life Form, possess incredible evolving potential and extremely high intelligence.”
Yue Zhong looked at it, and his scalp turned numb: “What’s going on? That freakish thing could actually give birth to such a girl, is she human, or a zombie?”
Yue Zhong had slaughtered so many zombies, but he had never seen a pregnant one that was carrying an ovum, or one that could produce such a beautiful girl.
Yue Zhong tried to pry the little girl from his grasp, but the moment he placed her down, with a flash of her body, she leapt onto him again, smiling adorably.
Chapter 409: Gaining the God and Devil World’s 18th Novice Village!
Yue Zhong was also helpless, and could only take out a set of clothing from his storage ring and helped the little loli dress.
He had just helped her to put on the clothes, when she lightly pulled at them, and ripped them apart.
Yue Zhong’s face grimaced in helplessness under the Sea Mask, and tried to coax her as though he was speaking to a kid: “Wear your clothes!! Wear your clothes, I’ll be nice!”
“Wear…Clo..thes..! Nice…nice!” The little silver-haired loli immediately picked up on that little bit of Chinese and allowed Yue Zhong to dress her again.
Once she put them on, she pounced into his embrace again, giggling adorably.
Yue Zhong ruffled her hair and said: “Since you have a head of pretty silver hair, I’ll call you Yin Shuang (Silver Frost).”
Yin Shuang seemed to understand, as she repeated her name slowly: “Yin…Shuang!”
Yue Zhong had chanced upon this strange biological life form from the corpse of the Mutant Infected Womb, and he carried Yin Shuang as they got on Greenie’s back, before shooting for the skies.
The 8 Thunder Fighters in the sky had landed at the forefront of the battle. While their rockets and guided missiles had been spent, they had more back at base.
As the battle drew to a close, the ground was strewn with corpses everywhere. Hu Yi’s 1st Regiment had fought hard to slaughter the zombies.
After an intense battle that lasted for 2 days, over a million zombies had been obliterated by Yue Zhong’s army. An army that had the support of enough ammunition and logistics was truly powerful, and not something ordinary zombies could hope to withstand.
The Z-type within Ning Xi City saw that the situation could not be salvaged and hurried to bring the remaining 800,000 as they fled.
That was when the armored troops of Yue Zhong burst out, they had been waiting patiently to catch those fleeing zombies. They chased after the horde in a frenzy, slaughtering as many as they could, which reached a total of over 300,000 zombies. By then, only the higher-level evolved zombies had managed to flee together with the Z-Type.
“Congratulations on conquering Ning Xi City and gaining the title ‘Ning Xi City Conqueror’! The title grants +2 in all attributes, and the title cannot be earned again! Effects of titles can stack!”
“You have brought troops to conquer Ning Xi City, and have gained 3 levels, gaining 6 points of attributes to be allocated!”
“You have brought troops to conquer Ning Xi City, you have gained 10,000 Survivor Coins!”
“You have brought troops to conquer Ning Xi City, you have gained a Level 4 Defense Vest!”
“You have brought troops to conquer Ning Xi City, you have gained an additional skill point to be allocated!”
When Yue Zhong’s troops had chased out the rest of the zombies, or killed the scattered remaining ones, the notifications rang out in his mind one after another.
Yue Zhong utilized 2 skill points to enhance his Second Order Devil Flame, as the points turned into a bright light in his sea of consciousness, transforming the runes of the Devil Flame. An additional character appeared, and it propelled the might of his Devil Flame yet again.
After conquering Ning Xi City, Yue Zhong entered the Novice Village on his own.
“Congratulations on conquering the Novice Village, you have gained the title of ‘Controller of God and Devil World’s 18th Village’.”
“Having gained this 18th Village, you have obtained the following information. First: About 2 years, 10 months and 13 days from now, the 2nd Round will begin. Second: The Experience Portal will open in 1 year and 10 months from now. You will have to gain control over the whole of China to obtain a ticket for the portal. Third: Every city’s Novice Village possesses a unique power. Please work hard to obtain the rest of the villages.”
A number of notifications sounded out in his mind, causing his mood to sink.
Yue Zhong frowned deeply, as he felt a rising pressure within his heart: “The 2nd Round, what is it? Damned bastard, it definitely isn’t something good!!”
It was apparent that the current Mutant Beasts, Evolved Zombies, the Sea Clan and all the strange intelligent beings were just the beginning. Yue Zhong could barely handle a million-strong zombie horde, and each time he launched an assault, he would expend a great amount of resources, and suffer some casualties.
If there were more strange monsters that were even more difficult to handle, he was afraid to imagine what the consequences would be.
“The Experience Portal will open in 1 year and 10 months, which means I need to conquer the capital of China by then? How is that possible?”
The capital was one of the densest populated place in China, considering China’s population. It had over dozens of million people. That was to say, if Yue Zhong wanted to conquer the capital, he had to face dozens of million zombies.
Right now, even 2 million zombies were enough to cause him to be exhausted, as well as cost him his reserves. There was simply no way he could take on a dozen million zombies right now.
Yue Zhong shook his head, putting the stress to the back of his mind as he walked into the 18th Village of the God and Devil World.
He immediately walked up to the temple of the occupation of the Dark Knight.
Within the temple, a Dark Knight stood there quietly, emitting a quiet but powerful pressure.
Yue Zhong could feel the suppressing aura and knew he was far from being a match for this Dark Knight.
“Your excellency, I’m Dark Knight Yue Zhong, I hope to purchase some class-related skill books.”
The Dark Knight pointed with his finger, and a number of projections appeared in mid-air, displaying different skills.”
Yue Zhong took a look and noticed that the prices had risen to more than 10 times compared to the time he entered the other village. A single Level 2 skill required 10,000 Survivor Coins, while a Level 3 skill required 100,000 Survivor Coins.
Here, there were also Level 4 skills that were for sale, each of them going for at least a million Survivor Coins. Level 5 skills needed 10 million, and Level 6 skills went for a 100 million.
As the leader of a million people, Yue Zhong had collected a large amount of Survivor Coins, and yet, he only had 14 million Survivor Coins. It would at most be enough to purchase a Level 5 skill and 4 Level 4 skills.
He glanced through them, the Level 5 and 6 skills were enough to cause him to salivate with longing, but after some hesitation, he decided to only buy 1 Level 4 Skill.
“Level 4 Skill: Low-level Dark Dou Qi. Allows User to store Dark Dou Qi within the body, using it to enhance combat strength. This skill is necessary to evolve it to a Mid-Level Dark Dou Qi, by enhancing the Low-level Dark Dou QI three times. User can enhance the skill through training, or by using skill points. Each enhancement requires 2 skill points.”
The moment Yue Zhong purchased the skill, he immediately learnt it, as a dark light shone around him, and the runes of the Dark Dou Qi Skill condensed in his sea of consciousness.
When the runes formed, a bunch of information filled his mind, allowing him to gain the cultivation technique of the Dark Dou Qi and how to use the Qi itself.
His pupils constricting, he activated the Dark Dou Qi, and his energy surged, as wisps of dark energy flowed out of his body, strengthening him, boosting his combat power by a huge margin for a short period of time.
With a flash of his body, he immediately transformed into a shadow and disappeared. Without the use of his Shadow Steps, his speed had already reached 27 times that of a person. If he coupled it with the Shadow Steps, then his speed would truly reach the sound barrier.
He came to a stop and admired the strength flowing through his body, nodding in satisfaction: “Great! Great! This Dark Dou Qi is truly marvelous. With this skill, my strength and survivability have increased another notch.”
After purchasing this Low-level Dark Dou Qi skill, he did not continue his purchase of other skills. Instead, he went over to the Equipment Enhancing shop, and handed 4 Evolution Stones, 10,000 Survivor Coins as well as his Level 4 Falcon Sniper Rifle over to the merchant.
To upgrade a Level 3 equipment to a Level 4 one, it required 1 Evolution stone. Level 4 to Level 5 required 4 stones, Level 5 to Level 6 required 16 stones, and it stacked on that way. At the same time, by upgrading an equipment from its Level 5 to Level 6 state, there was a chance of failure.
With a bright flash of light, the Level 4 Falcon Sniper was upgraded to a sleek, black 25mm Sniper Cannon with many runes all over it.
“Level 5 Treasure, Falcon II-Type Sniper Cannon. Its effective range is 4km, and its rounds include armor-piercing, explosive, incendiary, and sonic boom. Everyday, it will automatically generate one bullet.”
The benefits of being a leader of a large faction had finally revealed themselves. He had over 200 of those amazing Evolution Stones, and he decided to upgrade all the equipment he used constantly to their Level 5 stage.
“Level 5 Black Tooth Blade, extremely sharp blade. It can slice apart system equipment of Level 4 and below.”
“Level 5 Treasure: Stinger III, 25mm Hand-cannon, automatically generates 6 bullets everyday.”
“Level 5 Treasure: Crocodile Tooth Saw Blade.”
After upgrading these equipment to their Level 5 stage, he didn’t take on risks, and instead, went over to the Medicine shop.
Inside the shop, Yue Zhong bought 2 Level 6 Formula-Gs.
Currently, a single vial of Formula G was selling for 500,000 survivor coins, 10 times more expensive than when Yue Zhong had initially came across the Novice Village. By purchasing 2, he had spent a million Survivor Coins at one go. However, it was worth it, as other than the Formula G, there was no other medicine that could heal a wound from a zombie.
Even an Evolver would turn into a zombie if scratched by one, and there was no other known cure. 2 Formula Gs were equivalent to 2 lives. Yue Zhong had no choice but to get them.
After leaving the medicine shop, Yue Zhong came to the Enhancing Temple. In front of it, one could use a 1,000 Survivor Coins to enhance an attribute. However, Each person could at most enhance their attributes 20 times maximum. As for Yue Zhong, who controlled the 18th Village, he could enhance a maximum of 40 times.
He swiftly enhanced his Agility 39 times, reaching 256 in total. Many Agility-based Evolvers would not even close to such a terrifying figure.
Chapter 410: Evolving Temple!
After enhancing his attributes, Yue Zhong then came to the Temple he was unable to enter the previous time.
Inside the Temple, there was a diamond-shaped crystal floating in mid-air, with countless runes covering it.
“Congratulations on gaining the 18th Village. As the controller, you have authority over the following. First: Change the name of the 18th Village. Second: Allow the Village to appear in the world, giving others a clear sight of it. Third: Establish the defense mechanism of the Village, with you providing the energy for the defense. Fourth: Send the Village into the dimension gap, allowing it to shuttle through dimensions, requirement of a single Type 5 nuclei. Fifth: Expand the 18th Village, requirement of a single Type 5 nuclei.
“Please take note, should the central Temple be taken over by any enemy, then the control over the 18th Village will change hands. The method of assault will be transmitted to you, and the enemy would have to occupy the central Temple for at least 24 hours.”
A beam of light shot from the crystal in between Yue Zhong’s brows, as he was filled with a mass of information.
Yue Zhong considered for a moment, before saying: “Change the name to Evolving Temple. Allow the Temple to materialize in this world!”
Within Ning Xi City, a bright light radiated, as a number of structures appear out of thin air. The entire grounds that had been levelled due to the multiple bombardment began to reform under a mysterious light. Soon the village materialized.
Yue Zhong gained control over the Central Temple, before moving towards the Bloodline Temple.
Within the Bloodline Temple, there were various carvings of werewolves, vampires, mermaids, Forest Rangers, wereleopards, giants, mutants, golems, lionheads as well as other strange existences.
A number of metal cocoon-like compartments stood inside the temple, as a diamond-shaped crystal floated in the middle of the temple.
“This temple is the Bloodline Temple. Any Blood Essence that you collect can be stored here, and inserted into the temple. By spending some Survivor Coins, a person can be enhanced to have a Bloodline. Every person can only possess one bloodline, as having 2 Bloodlines at the same time might cause some unexpected effects. There’s a 90% chance of a mutation to occur, turning user into a freak. There are currently 0 bloodlines in the storage.”
When Yue Zhong came to this Bloodline Temple and heard the flurry of notifications, he immediately whisked out a number of Mutant Beasts Blood Essences.
As he inserted them in, the crystal absorbed them all and presented new information.
“You can now enhance the following bloodlines: Flame Bird, Sea JellyFish, Sea Snake…Enhancing the Flame Bird bloodline will require 1 million Survivor Coins, while the Sea Jellyfish bloodline requires 850,000 Survivor Coins.”
Yue Zhong observed carefully and realized that the Type 4 Mutant Beasts bloodlines were more expensive, whereas the normal with no type were cheapest. The cheapest bloodline was the Mutant Sandworm, which only required 200 Survivor Coins.
After checking them, Yue Zhong chose to leave the temple. The results of the Bloodline Enhancement were still unknown, and he didn’t want to dive into it too fast. Even if he had to consider, he would want to acquire a Type 5 Mutant Beast Blood Essence before trying.
After he left the Bloodline Temple, he came to the consumable goods store, and purchased wholesale.
Within the store, there was rice, fuel, bullets and all sorts of consumables. He did not buy these, instead, choosing to purchase in bulk different ammunitions manufacturing lines, and other forms of military equipment production lines.
Currently, Yue Zhong was relying on Yan Zhou and its factories to produce his ammunition, but it was not enough.
This time, the operation in Ning Xi City was smooth because of his large expenditure of his military reserves. He had not hold back on the bombardment, and this helped to kill almost 2 million zombies of Ning Xi City.
However, with such a battle, he had already consumed ⅔ of the total ammunition available in Guang Xi. He was unable to launch another attack on another horde if he had to.
Compared to the valuable skill books, these production lines of ammunitions were not technologically advanced, and hence, they were cheap. A rifle bullet production line would cost at most 100,000 Survivor Coins, while a 122mm cannon production line would require 500,000 Survivor Coins.
Yue Zhong spent all of what he had left on the consumables store, purchasing a large amount of bullets, cannons, optical instruments, energy converter parts as well as other equipment.
The production lines came out in cards, as long as the user willed it, he or she could turn the card into an entire production line, and set it to a location. After mass purchasing a large number of production lines, his military logistics and support had increased tremendously.
After he had done what he needed, he deployed some troops to stand guard over the area, at the same time, he arranged for a huge number of Enhancers to head to the Evolving Temple to change their classes into soldiers, scientists, doctors, priests, blacksmiths, magicians as well as other professions.
The moment this was done, the entire strength and might of Yue Zhong’s forces increased by leaps and bounds.
It was especially so for the soldiers. Yue Zhong arranged for Masako to bring Hai Lan to go summon a large number of Mutant Beasts into Port Fang Cheng, allowing the soldiers to kill them and increase their levels, before changing their class into soldiers.
At the same time, with the scientists from Japan joining Yue Zhong’s research team, adding on to the Enhancers that switched classes to scientists, the research into the Laser Gun as well as Energy Converter went underway.
Xian Yu Ming was conferred as the Captain of the Navy, and he led the Blue Ridge ships to scour the coastal lines for resources and survivors.
After making arrangements, Yue Zhong then sat in a Thunder Fighter and made for Long Hai City.
The moment Yue Zhong came out from the Thunder Fighter, 2 rows of soldiers greeted him with a military salute.
The upper echelons of Long Hai City, including Chi Yang, Da Gou Zi, Chen Yao, Guo Yu, Xu Zheng Gang, Lu Wen and others welcomed him.
Ever since Yue Zhong set off for Guang Xi, he had expanded largely, and gained the support of over a million people, his expansion surpassing even that of Hunan. However, Hunan was still his homebase.
Yue Zhong came up to Chi Yang and patted his shoulders: “It’s been hard on you!”
Since Yue Zhong disappeared, there have been plenty of minor uprisings from the countless factions he suppressed. Without Chi Yang’s stable but firm grip, Yue Zhong might have lost this base long ago.
Chi Yang smiled warmly: “It’s what I should do.”
Beside Chi Yang, his guards were shocked when they saw him smile. In their eyes, Chi Yang had been an extremely steady but resolute leader, with a fierce stance on the city. They had never seen him smile before.
Yue Zhong chuckled: “I’ve seen Hu Yi. That rascal is still alive and kicking, and has become a Regiment Commander of the Guang Xi’s 1st Regiment.”
Hu Yi had obtained plenty of merits in his efforts to take down Ning Xi City, hence Yue Zhong had promoted him directly.
After all, generals were forged through countless battles. Hu Yi had experienced plenty, and had gained the prestige and respect.
Chi Yang spoke: “What about my mum and dad?”
Yue Zhong became silent, before replying slowly: “I did not manage to find them.”
Chi Yang’s body trembled, and a look of pain flashed in his eyes. He became silent as well. In the first place, he was a man of few words, regardless of how sad he was, he would bear it all himself.
Seeing this, Lu Wen who had wanted to pounce straight into Yue Zhong’s arms also stood quietly, grabbing Yue Zhong’s arms.
“This is the report on everything that has happened all this time!” After returning to the villa that he had left for so long, Guo Yu came up to him, dressed in a neat military uniform, her full bosom threatening to burst out of her shirt, as she handed him a thick file.
Yue Zhong received it and began to read it.
During the time when Yue Zhong was gone, Chi Yang had slowly but steadily expanded their scope of power, annihilating zombies, saving survivors, and even obliterating 2 bases that had over 10,000 people each. They had absorbed their survivors. After all, it was tough for ordinary factions to contend with the military-advanced faction of Yue Zhong.
After constant expansion and growth, their Hunan base had reached over 420,000 survivors, and society had stabilized and began to prosper once more.
After reading through it, Yue Zhong handed it back to Guo Yu and said warmly: “You’ve worked hard.”
Hearing his gentle words, Guo Yu’s eyes turned red, her heart filled with warmth. Her nose turned sour and her tears started to flow. She had been a spoilt brat at home before the apocalypse, and did not know how to do anything. But since then, she had experienced so much, landing in the hands of Wang Guang Hu, almost being tortured to death, in the end, she had landed with Yue Zhong, who gave her the chance to live a life with dignity.
However, he was often out fighting, and would disappear from time to time, with no news whatsoever. This would often cause Guo Yu to be afraid. She was afraid that she would end up in the hands of others, and be toyed with till her death. She had held out for so long, and was exhausted. With this single sentence from him, she was filled with a sense of comfort and strength.
Seeing her sobbing in relief, his emotions welled up as well, reaching out to pull her into his embrace. He then kissed her lightly on her lips.
She responded fiercely, before wrapping around him like a female snake, giving him her warmth, passion and all.