God and Devil World - Chapter 441-450
Chapter 441: Treants!
Ao Dou looked at the tendrils and vines stretching out all over the ground within the barracks and frowned, “Those Mutant Plants are truly something else, any suggestions?”
Zheli Mu thought deeply before replying, “Bullets! Weapons are ineffective. Fire, they seem to be afraid of fire! We can get those with fire-based abilities to deal with them.”
Ao Dou countered, “That may be true, but they are too numerous, even if all the flame users were to expend all their energy, it’s impossible to burn the entire thing.”
Zheli Mu laughed out confidently, “No need to worry! I’ve observed for a while. They might look like countless vines, in fact, they’re all from a single source. As long as we can take down the main trunk of the Mutant Plant, all the vines will die out.”
Zhemu Li didn’t only possess strength, he had high intelligence and was always observing the battlefield, quickly discerning the crux of the problem.
Ao Dou spoke solemnly, “To deal with those vines, ordinary soldiers aren’t going to be of help. We need to form a proper task force, and eliminate the vines before slowly making our way in, and destroying the main trunk.”
Zheli Mu nodded slightly, “En!”
If ordinary soldiers were to step up to fight against those vines, they would just die. Zheli Mu didn’t want to squander their lives just like that.
Ao Dou turned to glance at Guxianli coldly, “Guxianli, you’re coming with us!”
Guxianli replied warmly, “Yes!”
Soon, a force of over 200 White Armor soldiers and Que Xie troops were gathered, and led by Ao Dou and Zheli Mu, they entered the barracks.
The moment this troop of over 200 elites entered the barracks, countless vines and tendrils shot towards them.
This time, Ao Dou and the rest were prepared, as they got into a formation that supported and protected one another. With Ao Dou and another 3 powerful blade experts as the vanguard, they slashed through the incoming vines, constantly making their way deeper into the army camp.
The vines were being chopped up by Ao Dou and the rest, as they forcefully carved a bloody path towards the center.
Yue Zhong had activated his Second Order and was following behind Ao Dou.
After cutting through countless vines, Ao Dou finally managed to arrive at the deep parts of the camp. The troops immediately saw a huge tree that stood tall, reaching the clouds, with a trunk so thick that not even 20 people could wrap their arms around it. Numerous vines as thick as water buckets hung from the branches, as a number of Man-eating Mutant Flowers bloomed all over the vines. A strong flowery fragrance was in the air as well.
As they arrived in front of this strange giant tree, all of the people had shock in their eyes when they saw it. Not even Yue Zhong was unaffected.
On top of the tree, there was a strange woman with absolutely stunning looks that wore countless leaves woven together as a top. Her legs were uncovered, and her hair was a thick lush green color. Her eyes were clear, and her figure was extremely sexy and attractive. She looked down at the soldiers quietly.
Seeing such a beauty sitting atop the Mutant Plant that consumed humans, this caused everyone to feel a sense of shock and mystery.
The green-haired woman continued to eye all of them, her eyes sweeping across them, before landing on Yue Zhong who was hiding in a corner while in stealth.
“I was discovered!” Yue Zhong saw that he was found out immediately by the bewitching beauty and felt his hairs stand.
“Female Tree Spirit, a high-intelligence biological entity among the Mutant Plants.”
Yue Zhong looked at the green-haired beauty as a notification resounded in his mind.
As the beauty continued to survey the troops below, the vines on the tree did not attack them.
Ao Dou did not really react much to the beautiful tree spirit, instead ordering loudly, “Guxianli!! Set fire to the tree!! Hurry!!”
“Yes!” Guxianli gritted her teeth, and activated her Flame Manipulation. A powerful fiery tornado conjured out of thin air and shot towards the trunk of the tree.
With Ao Dou in the centre, 7 other Enhancers with Flame Manipulation skills began to fire at the huge tree trunk.
As the flame skills blasted the huge tree, it began to catch fire and burn.
The seemingly immobile vines immediately shot towards the people below. Ao Dou and the rest began to exhibit their skills and abilities, chopping the various tendrils and vines.
The green-haired beauty had a cold look flash past her eyes, and she leaped up, emitting a sharp howl towards the skies.
Immediately after that call, numerous round fruits of about 1.45m dropped down from the tree, landing on the ground.
When they landed, they split apart to reveal strange creatures within with yellow hair, ugly looks, green skin, thick and coarse legs, as well as sharp claws.
“Level 30 Strange Beast, Low Level Treant! Extremely agile, its sharp claws can tear an armored vehicle apart!”
When they appeared, they immediately charged right at Ao Dou and the rest, a number actually routed around them and aimed for the allied forces outside.
With a flash of his silver curved blade, Ao Dou managed to kill another 3 low-level Treants, as he shouted out, “Set fire!! Set fire and burn that damn tree!!!”
Guxianli and the rest of the Enhancers quickly channeled their abilities, and sent as much as flames as they could towards the huge towering tree.
Under the burning, the huge Mutant Tree seemed to be writhing in agony, thrashing about, as countless fruits rained down on the ground.
As the fruits landed, more treants jumped out, and immediately launched an assault on the soldiers.
They were incredibly ferocious, and their combat strength high.As they surrounded the warriors, some of the Evolvers began to suffer serious injuries.
One particular Enhancer managed to kill one of the low level treants, but immediately, 7 pounced on him. Beside him, there were 2 other experts, 1 used his blade to kill a treant, while the other swung his hammer to send another flying. However, the rest of the 5 managed to latch onto the unfortunate warrior, and tore into his head with their sharp claws, twisting and slicing his head off.
The remaining treants then leapt to the sides, jumping onto the dead warrior’s comrades, and did the same to them, sticking their claws into the necks and decapitating the warriors.
These low level Treants continued to attack Ao Dou and the rest. There were a few that swarmed towards Yue Zhong, together with a few thick vines.
Yue Zhong looked at these low level Treants and a strong killing intent burst out of him. He whisked out his Level 5 Black Tooth Blade, and sent out a few blade beams at the tree vines.
With the sharpness of the Black Tooth Blade, the vines and treants were all chopped in two.
“Yue Zhong!!!” This action immediately shocked Ao Dou, as he turned around to ascertain that the man wielding the Black Tooth Blade was really the greatest enemy of their Manchuria Empire.
Ao Dou looked at Yue Zhong, a chill creeping in his heart, “He had always been following behind us, and we actually did not discover anything! He’s too frightening!”
Ao Dou’s danger perception was extremely acute, and he actually did not discover someone following them from behind. This caused some fear to take root.
Right now, the low-level Treants dropping from the huge Mutant Plant was growing in numbers, reaching over a thousand. At the same time, there were others converging on their location from all directions. It seemed that it was an impossible battle.
Ao Dou was being bogged down by those Treants, and had no way of attacking Yue Zhong.
He immediately changed his way of thinking and his voice rang out, “Leader Yue ZHong! Why don’t we work together to eradicate these evil things? Our enmity can be left to when we leave this place, how about that?”
These low-level Treants were currently the headache for both sides. If Ao Dou and the rest did not take down the tree, they would all die. Upon weighing the pros and cons, he made the decision to forget about their enmity and focus their strength on taking down the huge Mutant Tree.
Yue Zhong also barely paused for a moment and came to a decision, “Alright! I’ll help you guys out!!”
Yue Zhong pulled out his Electromagnetic Gun, and fired at the trunk of the huge tree.
A terrifying burst of light exploded on the tree trunk, directly piercing it, forming a hole the size of an adult fist.
The wound immediately began to ooze with green sap, as though it was injured heavily, just like a person.
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed coldly, as he waved his blade to chop the vines away, instantly killing many of the low level Treants. His right hand continued to fire, as many burst shots from the Electromagnetic Gun continued to fire holes into the tree trunk.
As more holes appeared in the tree, the tree trunk begun to bleed more furiously, trembling uncontrollably. More Treants continued to drop from the tree.
As the beautiful Female Tree Spirit looked on, its face flashed with anxiety, and it suddenly emitted a loud shriek towards the skies.
Suddenly, from the roof of the tree, 6 huge round fruits about 8m each dropped down.
These fruits split apart, revealing 6 powerful looking treants, of about 8m and bark covering everywhere.
“Level 80 Strange Beast: High Level Treant, possessing incredible defense and combat strength.”,
The 6 Treants immediately charged forth at Ao Dou and the rest like tanks.
Although these 8m-tall Treants were huge, their movement was incredibly agile, and they burst forth with 18 times speed of a normal person. They charged right through the troops and immediately began to massacre the soldiers.
The various abilities of air, wind, ice and flames all continued to blast at these high level Treants, causing their bark to chip and fly away. However, a single fist of these Treants could instantly flatten the soldiers into meat paste.
“Go to hell!!” 4 Enhancers with large blades immediately charged forth at one of the high level Treants without fear, slashing at its legs. They were all Strength-based Enhancers, and after activating their ability, they had dozen times Strength. With each slash, they could easily slash apart an armored vehicle.
The 4 large blades only managed to slice into 1cm of the bark of the Treant, and could not penetrate further. The high level Treant coldly slapped down with its hands, and instantly pulverized the 4 Enhancers into meat paste.
The attacks of these Enhancers had no way of breaking past the defence of the Treants. As long as they charged forwards to attack, they would almost instantly be slapped dead.
The 6 powerful treants managed to breach the formation of Ao Dou’s troops, and many of them were forced to flee in different directions, before being surrounded and ripped apart by the low level Treants.
The flame users were the targets of those 6 high level Treants, and the moment they charged through the troops, they made a beeline for the flame users!
“No!!” Despair was written all over Guxianli’s face, but before she could do anything, a huge palm came down from the sky and flattened her into a meat paste.
The rest of the flame users were also quickly killed by these high level Treants/
“Damn it!!! Damn it!! Damn beasts!!” By now, Ao Dou’s eyes were bloodshot and he had charged in front of a high level Treant like an enraged bull, slashing out furiously. His silver curved blade unleashed a few more blade beams onto the thick legs of the Treant.
The silver blade beam managed to leave a deep 1m scar on the legs of the Treant, but it didn’t seem to affect the Treant, which shot out a palm to slap towards Ao Dou.
A bright shield suddenly appeared in front of Ao Dou, defending him.
The huge palm slapped onto the bright shield, which trembled a little, before it crumbled and disintegrated under the absolute strength.
Ao Dou then borrowed that moment of reprieve to retreat backwards rapidly.
Right at this time, 10 low level Treants pounced towards Ao Dou. As long as he was subdued by them, the high level Treant could easily flatten him into meat paste.
“Mad Bull Charge!!”
At this critical moment, Ao Dou roared out in rage and activated his skill, his entire person seemingly charging towards the distance in fury.
2 low level Treants were instantly sent flying from his charge, however, they managed to tear apart his clothes with their claws, revealing the Type 3 Mutant Beast hide within his clothes.
Ao Dou charged out for 30m, before he pulled out his silver curved blade and fired a few more blade beams to escape out.
The high level Treant that had been slashed by Ao Dou quickly grew a new layer of bark over its wounds, and within 20 seconds, it had recovered fully.
Chapter 442: Tree Spirit Bi L?!
The 6 Treants all had monstrous strength, formidable defense, as well as perverse recovery. They were even more fearsome than L4s. The experts of the White Armor Army and Que Xie Troops could only flee and evade.
Right now, the entire military base was crawling with those low level Treants, and the warriors of the allied forces had to deal with the random assaults from them. Every step they took was fraught with danger. They were surrounded on all sides, and would be slapped to minced paste the moment they got caught by the high level Treants.
Yue Zhong wielded his Electromagnetic Gun and continued to fire at the tree trunk without stop. Each blast caused more holes, with sap oozing out without stop.
Yue Zhong’s marksmanship was extremely accurate, and he continued to fire up the tree trunk in a single line, causing a huge tear in the Mutant Plant. If he continued this way, he would definitely be able to cause the tree to be split.
Currently, he had activated Shadow Steps and Bone Encompassing Armor. The layer of bone carapace covering him would constantly sliced out with 10 sharp bone blades, twisting and slashing the vines and low level Treants trying to surround him.
Since Yue Zhong and White Bones were linked mentally when he activated Bone Encompassing Armor, he could also hand the control of the armor to White Bones, allow it to battle automatically. It was truly overpowered. It was precisely due to this skill and utilization of it that allowed him to fully focus on damaging the Mutant Plant while under the attacks of the Treants and vines.
Outside the camp, there could be loud and rapid gunshots heard, it was obvious that the allied forces outside were facing off against the treants.
It seemed that there were a large number of humans being torn apart by the Treants and vines every second, as both battlefields became even more intense.
Feeling the threat of Yue Zhong, 2 of the high level Treants came charging towards Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong felt a chill in his heart when he saw them coming towards him, and he disappeared from his location. He started to weave in and out of the swarm of low level Treants, all the while firing at the gigantic Mutant Plant.
He activated his Shadow Steps, pushing his speed to 30 times that of a normal person, and as the Treants were only 18 times as fast as a person, while they might be terrifying to most ordinary soldiers, they could not compare with Yue Zhong.
Those low level Treants that tried to surround him were instantly sliced apart by the bone blades emerging from him. Even if they were fortunate enough to hit Yue Zhong, they could only cause small white scars on the bone carapace.
A number of blood-filled corpses were sent flying through the skies, while Yue Zhong weaved in and out of those.
“Strong!” Ao Dou looked at how easily Yue Zhong was handling himself, and his face fell.
Ao Dou was also a peak level Evolver, but against the multitude of attacks from these low level Treants, he had to exert all his might. Even then, he felt at a disadvantage. His body was ridden with wounds and scars, and if it weren’t for the protective Type 3 Mutant Beast covering, he would have been split apart countless times.
The Electromagnetic Gun fired out over a hundred beams, and finally, the extremely valuable Type 3 Nuclei within it shattered after dimming, turning into dust.
Yue Zhong swiftly switched out another Type 3 Nuclei. Each of these were extremely precious, but under the current circumstances, he could not afford to care.
He swiftly resumed his firing and soon expended the 2nd Type 3 Nuclei. By now, the huge Mutant Plant had lost most of its vitality. Many of the vines had crumpled to the ground, and the numerous Mutant man-eating flowers had wilted and dropped to the ground.
The green-haired Tree Spirit who was atop the tree had a huge change in expression as she caressed the tree, her eyes full of tears as she seemed to speak to the Mutant Tree in some strange language.
“It’s time!” Yue Zhong looked as the countless vines drooped, his eyes flashing, and he charged towards the trunk.
A number of the low level Treants roared out and tried to block in front of him, but were quickly sliced apart due to his strength.
It was as though the 4 high level Treants could detect Yue Zhong’s intentions, as they quickly let go off their current targets, and made their way towards him swiftly.
Yue Zhong appeared right in front of the tree trunk in the blink of an eye, the bone spike beneath his feet shooting out. It supported his climbing up the trunk, as he made for the green-haired Tree Spirit.
He already had the young Mermaid Queen Hai Lan, and the young zombie girl Yin Shuang, he knew that these strange biological entities of the apocalyptic world were powerful and had high intelligence. If he could control them, he could utilize them well in future battles.
The green-haired Tree Spirit looked at Yue Zhong, a strange rune shooting out from between her brows with bright green radiance, and Yue Zhong raised his right hand to deflect it.
“So you still have some moves left!” Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed, and he activated his Gravity Manipulation.
A two-fold gravity suddenly enveloped the Tree Spirit, her body trembling slightly and the green radiance dimmed.
Yue Zhong then sent out a fist with a speed that broke the sound barrier, together with his Dark Dou Qi, and his might caused the green radiance to be shattered. He then grabbed the woman’s neck, and a strange and smooth sensation travelled up his fingertips.
Yue Zhong eyed the Tree Spirit, his voice icy cold, “Do you understand my words?”
There was a look of fear on her face, her lips did not move, but a mental message appeared in Yue Zhong’s mind, “Of course I understand! Human, don’t kill me!! I don’t want to die!!”
Yue Zhong looked at her, his heart full of joy, but he maintained his mask of indifference and threatened, “I won’t kill you! But from today onwards, you must listen to my every command!!”
She immediately replied, “Alright!”
Yue Zhong pointed to the countless treants below, “Can you control them?”
She replied, “Yes! As long as they’re from the mother tree, all treants, tree spirits are under my command.”
“This time, I’ve gained a treasure!!” Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed with excitement.
The number of treants below was staggering, reaching over thousands, and were all strange beasts of over Level 30. The 6 high level Treants were even more terrifying, and the White Armor Army and Que Xie Troops could not do anything to them. This was a mighty force, and the moment it came under Yue Zhong’s control, his military might gained another boost.
The green-haired Tree Spirit eyed Yue Zhong and asked, “Do you want me to order them to stop?”
Yue Zhong looked at the elites of the White Armor Army and Que Xie Troop struggling, and ordered coldly, “There’s no need! Order your subordinates to wipe them out!”
These White Armor and Que Xie warriors were all irritating Enhancers to deal with. If he allowed them to live, in the future, there will be countless warriors that might fall at their hands. Since there was a chance now, Yue Zhong would rather eradicate them.
The Tree Spirit eyed Yue Zhong with a look of understanding, saying, “Yes!”
Yue Zhong eyed the dying troops below, and spoke, “You mentioned the mother tree, is it this Mutant Plant?”
The Tree Spirit’s eyes dimmed as she looked at it, before looking at Yue Zhong, tears flowing down her cheek, “Yes! It had already been killed by you!”
Hearing her cry, Yue Zhong felt ashamed. When he had treated it as an enemy initially, he had not held back and was focused on destroying it. If it wasn’t for the fact that he had destroyed its life essence, it would not have been easy for him to capture this beautiful Tree Spirit in front of him.
With the death of the mother tree, the vines had withered, that was how Yue Zhong could get close to the mother tree and the Tree Spirit. If it wasn’t dead, with the protection of the countless vines, Yue Zhong would never have been able to take a step close.
Yue Zhong was slightly embarrassed and asked, “Can the mother tree recover?”
The beautiful Tree Spirit hesitated before replying, “It can! As long as its core is undamaged, it can grow again! However, it requires a large amount of nourishment in blood to swiftly grow. It also requires flesh and blood to produce those treants.”
Yue Zhong pointed at those 6 high level Treants and asked, “What are the conditions in producing those Treants?”
The might of the 6 Treants was terrifying, and they were like 6 humanoid tanks. If a 100 of them could be produced, then against zombies, humans, or any Mutant Beasts, it would be an overpowered trump card.
The beautiful Tree Spirit said, “The production of those high level Treants is extremely difficult. The mother tree would require to swallow a large amount of blood essence as well as special materials and infected bodies. It would be even tougher to produce anything larger or more powerful. It would require at least a month’s time as well as enough blood essence, special materials and nuclei. My mother tree had never produced a Treant General before, otherwise, you guys wouldn’t be able to defeat me..”
“Strong!! This time, I truly obtained a treasure!” When Yue Zhong heard it, he looked at this beautiful Tree Spirit, and smiled, “From now on, you’re my subordinate. Do you have a name?”
Yue Zhong chuckled, “Then, you’re called Bi Lǜ from now on.”
Bi Lu nodded slightly, “En! I’m called Bi Lǜ.”
Chapter 443: Heart!
Yue Zhong eyed Ao Dou below and pointed at him while giving Bi Lǜ a command, “Get 4 of the high level Treants to surround that one and kill him!”
Ao Dou was truly a peak Evolver, having survived countless attacks even when surrounded by those low level Treants. He was still slashing out at them, while dodging the attacks of the single high level Treant. The silver curved blade in his hands slashed out with multiple blade beams, slicing up the little treants. It was a spectacular sight.
The allied forces had another peak level expert outside, Zheli Mu, who had been beaten badly by the 3 large Treants outside. He had then utilized some strange skill to disappear from his location.
Bi Lǜ replied softly, “En!” before pointing at Ao Dou.
At that moment, 4 of the large Treants threw aside their targets and made for Ao Dou in a mad dash.
Ao Dou was not stupid, the moment he saw Bi Lǜ standing with Yue Zhong, he felt a bad premonition arise in his heart, and he shouted, “Leader Yue Zhong, let us leave here alive! As long as you do, from now on, our Manchu Empire will be your Great Han Alliance’s friend!!”
The corners of Yue Zhong’s mouth twitched in a cold smile. This Ao Dou looked like a valiant warrior, but he was in fact pretty crafty.
Ao Dou had lured Abudidama into surrendering, then went back on his word and executed him just because there was no certainty of his loyalty. This had already showcased his viciousness and craftiness. Yue Zhong would definitely not let this tiger back into its mountain.
Yue Zhong looked at the countless warriors being torn apart and replied coldly, “Ao Dou! There’s no need for more bullshit! Today will be the day you die! At least you won’t be alone down in the Yellow Springs! Your subordinates will follow you!”
Ao Dou continued to slash at 8 low level Treants and shouted back, “Yue Zhong! Those who aren’t of our race will be treated as such! You have colluded with these strange beings, you will definitely not have a good ending!!”
Yue Zhong laughed coldly and pulled out his Electromagnetic Gun and aimed, “The one who will not have a good ending is you!”
Ao Dou immediately felt a surge of danger in his heart, he had seen for himself the might of the Electromagnetic Gun. A single shot could cause him to explode.
With his attention on Yue Zhong, he lost concentration for a moment was slashed on the face by a low level Treant, a huge chunk of meat torn from his face.
The 4 high level Treants quickly surrounded him.
“Damn it!! Yue Zhong, I’ll let you witness my true strength! As long as I escape from here, you and I will forever be enemies!! Berserker Transformation!!”
With a loud roar, a powerful blood-coloured Dou Qi surrounded Ao Dou, as his muscles became taut, and his veins threatened to pop. His eyes became bloodshot, and his entire being emitted a violent and oppressive aura. He had activated his strongest skill, Second Order Berserker Transformation.
Ao Dou was, after all a, peak expert, his natural awakened ability was the Second Order Berserker Transformation, furthermore he cultivated in the Battle Blood Dou Qi ability.
The moment he activated his Berserker Transformation together with his Battle Blood Dou Qi, his entire being would go through a scary change. Even a Type 2 Mutant Beast would explode from a single fist of his.
However, while the might of the skill was strong, its backlash was equally terrifying. Ao Dou’s Endurance was not strong enough to withstand the backlash from the simultaneous usage of both skills. After the skills ended, he would always suffer from the pain, and he could not recover from the injuries for at least half a year.
Upon activating both the Berserker Transformation and Battle Blood Dou Qi, he instantly soared to possessing a 27-times speed, and made his way for the exit. The silver curved blade in his arms slashed out constantly, and the low level Treants around him were sliced to pieces before even getting close to him.
The moment he reached his peak combat ability, the low level Treants could not do anything to him. While the 4 high level Treants were terrifying, their speed could not compare to Ao Dou after utilizing his skills, and could only watch helplessly as Ao Dou continued to flee.
Just as he was about to escape successfully, a small odachi appeared out of nowhere, slashing down at Ao Dou’s body.
“Who?!” Ao Dou roared out in anger, pushing the Battle Blood Dou Qi to its maximum, and twisted slightly while still fleeing.
The odachi that had a strange dark light trailing behind it also gently twisted, tearing into the Type 3 Mutant Beast hide on Ao Dou’s body, and slashed out a large wound in his waist, causing him to bleed.
After successfully landing this hit, Tenpyo Saka, who was the assassin in the dark leaped gracefully, and disappeared into the darkness again.
“Fucking die!!” Ao Dou’s eyes were bloodshot as he bore the pain and sent out a few blade beams in her direction.
Ao Dou was one of the top experts of the Manchu Empire, and after he gained the Type 3 Mutant Beast hide, no one could hurt him. However, he actually suffered a blow from Tenpyo Saka, even if he made it alive, with his current injuries, he would not recover properly within a year. This enraged him to no end.
Ao Dou’s slashes carried with them terrifying force, empowered by the tyrannical Battle Blood Dou Qi, and they could even slash through Type 3 Mutant Beast hide. They were not something Tenpyo Saka could possibly withstand. He wanted to kill her instantly with this strike.
Suddenly, he felt an intense sensation of danger, and had to twist his body once more, as a bright light flashed and his right hand was blasted into pieces.
“Yue Zhong!! I’ll remember this!!” Ao Dou roared out in pain, and didn’t dare to chase after Tenpyo Saka, instead, turning around to flee, in a few seconds, he disappeared.
Yue Zhong saw how Ao Dou flee without carrying for the troop, and could not help but frown at his decisiveness, “This fellow is truly ruthless!! He could abandon all his subordinates!”
Outside the army camp, there were still a thousand soldiers of the allied forces. Ao Dou could actually bear to abandon them and flee on his own, it showed his callousness.
Bi Lǜ asked Yue Zhong, “What do we do with the people outside?”
Just like Hai Lan and Yin Shuang, Bi Lǜ had no particular attachment to human lives. As long as Yue Zhong gave the order, she would not hesitate to pass the order to eradicate the allied forces.
Yue Zhong pondered for a moment, before hugging Bi Lǜ close to him and leaped down the tree, “Follow me!”
Bi Lǜ settled in his embrace without a look of shyness on her. She was incredibly calm.
The moment Yue Zhong landed, all the low level Treants parted, forming a path for him.
The 6 high level Treants also stood by one side obediently.
Yue Zhong carried Bi Lǜ out the camp, only to come across the allied forces being forced back by the low level Treants. Many had been sliced apart by the treants, while many others were desperately fighting back.
Yue Zhong eyed the troops and ordered coldly, “I’m Yue Zhong! I’m now ordering you to throw down your weapons, and surrender unconditionally. Otherwise, you will all die here today!”
One of the commanders, Cheng Ye Shu, hollered, “Don’t listen to his bullshit! Kill him! Everybody attack! As long as we kill him and that bitch, we can leave this godforsaken place!”
The remaining soldiers began to fire wildly at Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong conjured up his Light Shield, blocking all the bullets, his face becoming dark, “Imbeciles! Don’t leave a single one alive!”
“En!” Bi Lǜ nodded and pointed at the thousand soldiers.
Immediately, the 6 large Treants charged out from the camp, and headed for the thousand soldiers.
“There can be such strange monsters?”
When the thousand allied forces saw the powerful-looking Treants coming at them, their eyes flashed with despair.
Cheng Ye Shu’s face was pale as he screamed out, “Attack! Shoot down those fuckers!! Hit their heads! That must be where the weak points are at!! Use the explosive rounds!!”
Under his orders, bullets began to rain upon the 6 high level Treants, although they only served to bounce off the bark. The explosive rounds managed to blast some of the bark away as well.
The 6 high level Treants were like invincible tanks that charged through and slapped everything around them. Causing the soldiers to die like flies.
The leader Cheng Ye Shu was slapped by one of the Treants, and he died instantly, without a chance to defend.
The 6 high level Treants soon demolished the defense line of the allied forces, and the low level Treants joined in the fray and chased after them, tearing their bodies apart.
“Don’t kill me!!”
“I surrender!! Ah!!!”
The soldiers quickly dispersed in all directions, it was just that their speed could not match those little Treants, and were quickly devoured.
Yue Zhong watched the soldiers being slaughtered and could not be bothered to stay on as he told Bi Lǜ, “Take me to the mother tree’s heart!”
“En!” Bi Lǜ immediately led Yue Zhong to the core of the tree.
She came to the tree and reached out to touch it. With a bright flash of green light, the bark split open.
There were numerous tendrils wrapped around a strange and beautiful jade-like object, which was radiating green light. It was truly an amazing sight.
Chapter 444: Underground Lab!
Bi Lǜ wrapped her hands gingerly around the green heart core, and her hands emitted a light green radiance. The tendrils around the heart core began to retract, and the heart core fell into her hands.
She then brought it in front of Yue Zhong with a little reluctance, “This is the heart core! By placing it in the ground, and using a huge amount of biomatter as nourishment, it will quickly grow again. Zombies, humans and Mutant Beasts are all suitable nutrients.”
Yue Zhong had maintained his caution and did not receive it, instead, looking at it contemplatively.
He then asked Bi Lǜ curiously, “How did you come about?”
It had been slightly over a year since the change of the world, and a miraculous being like Bi Lǜ could only appear after the apocalypse. In such a short time, she actually possessed such a frame, it was truly unbelievable.
She did not hide anything as she pointed to the large tree and replied, “I came out from here?”
He continued to ask, “Do you have any partner then, or others like you?”
Bi Lǜ was a rare intelligent biological life form, and she could control a small army of treants. If it wasn’t for her naive heart and pure mind, unlike the crafty and wily humans, it would have been hard for Yue Zhong to subdue her.
Bi Lǜ’s eyes flashed with a little hesitation, “There should be! Although I haven’t seen them, I can faintly sense their presence.”
When Yue Zhong heard this, his heart sank. The fact that even plants could produce such life forms was not good news for humanity.
The countless evolved zombies were already a huge threat to the human race. Adding to the emergence of the intelligent Sea Clan, as well as the intellectually advanced zombies, if the Mutant Plants were to give rise to another intelligent life forms, the Earth was definitely going to be more chaotic and treacherous.
Furthermore, the system had already given the notification, the 2nd stage would happen in 2 years time. Although Yue Zhong did not know what it entailed, it was definitely not good news for the human race.
He then continued asking, “How long can the treants last? What do they eat?”
The thousand low level Treants and the 6 high level Treants were a decent sized force, he did not want to waste them, and sought to look after them.
Bi Lǜ pondered before replying, “The low level Treants just need water and sunlight on normal soil. They can live for about 20 years or so. The same goes for the high level Treants, however, they can live for up to 80 years. The tree spirits like to consume flesh and blood, that way, they can continue to evolve. If the high level Treants want to evolve into the Tree Generals, they would need the help of the mother tree.”
Yue Zhong was elated, in such a short time, he had gained an additional force of over a thousand powerful entities.
“Leader! Are these strange things under your control?” Bai Xiao Sheng had quickly led men to the army barracks, and looked at the treants with a look of shock and bewilderment.
The same went for those soldiers who had followed Bai Xiao Sheng. They could never have imagined for Yue Zhong to actually subdue so many strange and powerful-looking beings.
Yue Zhong replied, “En!” before ordering, “Go search the camp properly!”
“Yes! Leader! Brothers, come with me!!” Bai Xiao Sheng saluted Yue Zhong, before leading the soldiers towards the camp. To the soldiers, military equipment was always a source of excitement.
“An IFV!! The Type 92 version!!”
“Tanks!! Oh my goodness!! The 96 and 99!! THIS IS A FREAKING 99!!”
“Are my eyes playing tricks on me?! Is that…a CAIC Z-10?! I’ve only ever seen one online! Awesome!!”
Very soon, cheers could be heard from within the camp. As the army barracks were filled with various powerful equipment, to Yue Zhong’s forces, it was incredibly valuable.
After all, there weren’t many places of cover out here in the Central Plains. 8 Thunder Fighters could easily kill off a force of 10,000 soldiers solely because they lacked anti-air defence as well as cover. If they could add in 20 tanks to the force, they could easily flatten an enemy with 3,000 riders.
While possessing enough military equipment did not mean invincibility, without them, it was definitely much tougher and a higher price would have to be paid.
The transportation of the military equipment out from the camp soon began, with the Treants acting as manual labour. Especially the larger Treants, it was easy for them to lift up a tank each, without spending much energy.
Yue Zhong watched the flow of work and felt satisfied. He had enough manpower, and this regiment’s worth of equipment would definitely be put to good use.
Bai Xiao Sheng came up to Yue Zhong in excitement, “Leader! We discovered an entrance to an underground area.”
“Oh! Take me there!!”
Yue Zhong followed Bai Xiao Sheng and his men as they came to an underground lab beneath a building. There was a huge electronic door, with an electronic lock that required a passcode, thumbprint, and an iris scan. It was incredibly advanced and secure.
Bai Xiao Sheng ordered a skinny and gangly Evolver, “Ah Tu, you’re up!!”
Ah Tu chuckled and raised his hand to press the door, as a bright light flashed, and the electronic door immediately opened up.
There were many different abilities, and Ah Tu’s happened to be the manipulation of electromagnetic force, allowing him to control such doors.
The moment the door was opened, a huge tunnel was revealed.
“Wait a moment!! Split up!” Yue Zhong barked, stopping Bai Xiao Sheng who was about to rush in. He then threw a wooden bench in.
Immediately, countless panels slide open in the tunnel, revealing automatic machine guns that began to fire wildly.
A dense rain of bullets buffeted the area, leaving behind countless marks on the walls.
After firing for about 10 seconds, the guns immediately retracted back into their panels, leaving behind smoke and empty bullet shells.
Bai Xiao Sheng looked at the wall, his back full of cold sweat, “That was close!! Lucky for you, Leader, otherwise, I would most likely be dead! Those bastards truly set in some irritating mechanisms!”
If Bai Xiao Sheng had just rushed in, by now, he would have been turned into a sieve. While the Type 3 Mutant Beast hide might be able to block the bullets, the moment his head was hit by one, he would also die. In that narrow tunnel, there was no space to hide, even if he was fast, it would be useless.
Another soldier asked, “What do we do? Leader? Do we try and waste their bullets?”
There was definitely a limit to the ammunition, once they are spent, the automatic rifles would become useless.
Yue Zhong ordered, “No need. White Bones, go destroy the mechanism!”
White Bones’ eyes flashed and it charged right through the tunnel.
The automatic rifles appeared once more, trained on White Bones as they began firing.
White Bones continued to charge ahead, not fearing the bullets in the slightest, destroying every single gun.
“Let’s go!” After the gunshots came to a stop, Yue Zhong walked through the tunnel.
The rest of the soldiers also followed him.
Along the way, they saw the various traps and automatic rifles in various states of damage, every single mechanism had been easily destroyed by White Bones.
Although it was dark in the tunnel, it was not entirely claustrophobic. A line of lights hung overhead, lighting up the tunnel.
Bai Xiao Sheng and his men might be Evolvers, but not all of them had the ability to see in the dark. Only Tenpyo Saka and Yue Zhong had the ability.
Yue Zhong continued forwards, until he came to a huge underground city that spread out wide and far in front of him. There were bars, shops, supermarkets and lodgings.
“Halt!! Who are you people?” 4 soldiers suddenly rushed up, their guns pointed at Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong glanced at them, and spoke warmly, “I’m Yue Zhong! I do not have any malicious intent, may I ask, what is this place?”
The 4 soldiers were incredibly cautious and barked loudly, “Put down your weapons! Hug your heads and get down, otherwise, we’re going to fire!”
After all, Yue Zhong and his men all had assault rifles, with the system equipment covering them. They looked incredibly valiant and powerful, and thus, it was natural for the 4 men to be wary.
Yue Zhong frowned, and he looked out, only to see a number of sallow and emaciated survivors looking numbly over here. Some of them even had strange glints of greed in their eyes.
He then turned back to the soldiers and barked coldly, “Take them down!”
4 Evolvers shot out from behind Yue Zhong like specters and immediately grabbed hold of them. With a twist, they were forced to kneel in front of him.
One of them had a savage look as he roared, “You dare touch us? Are you sick of living?”
“Tie them up!” Yue Zhong pointed towards the 20 survivors in tattered clothes.
Chapter 445: Underground City!
The Evolvers behind Yue Zhong immediately charged forth towards the survivors.
The survivors were all taken aback, and quickly dispersed, intending to flee. However, these were all weak and emaciated people, and could not possibly outrun the strong and vigorous experts. They were easily captured, and were soon brought in front of Yue Zhong,
Yue Zhong eyed the anxious survivors and took out a piece of dried biscuit, saying, “I would like to know what this place is. Whoever can tell me, this piece of biscuit is his.”
Food was the strongest currency in this apocalypse, even more effective than gold from before the change.
The 20 survivors looked at the dried biscuit, their eyes flashing with greed, however, they seemed to be hesitant, as though unwilling to say anything.
One of the survivors finally could not take it anymore and shouted, “I’ll speak!! I’ll speak! This is the number XXX Biological Research Lab from before the apocalypse. We specialize in researching biological weapons. After the world changed, this place has become the personal kingdom of the head researcher Zhao Kuang. The majority of the personnel here are basically researchers and government officials. These are the dogs of Zhao Kuang.”
Yue Zhong chuckled and threw the biscuit to the survivor, “This is yours!”
The survivor received it and quickly offered his thanks, “Thank you! Thank you!”
One of the soldiers held down by Bai Xiao Sheng suddenly screamed out, “Attack! Attack!!”
The soldier had the Sound Amplification ability, and his voice traveled throughout the city.
“Count yourself lucky!” Bai Xiao Sheng was furious, and glanced at Yue Zhong, only to see him shake his head. He then sent a punch behind the head of the soldiers, causing them to faint.
Hearing the alarms, a large number of soldiers began to hurry over, their weapons ready.
Bai Xiao Sheng also quickly deployed his subordinates to get in position, taking cover as they eyed the opposite side.
All of a sudden, a display lit up on one of the buildings, as an old man who was in clean, white clothes, looking about 50 and slightly less than desirable looks appeared. “How do you do! I’m the lord of this underground city, Zhao Kuang, I’m pleased to meet you. Welcome to my kingdom, I hope to speak to your leader.”
Yue Zhong walked out from his cover and spoke without any arrogance nor subservience, “How do you do! I’m Yue Zhong!”
Zhao Kuang eyed him, and sighed, his face full of sincerity, “Yue Zhong, is it? You truly are a hero of your generation, to be able to lead men past the monstrosities above. Due to the presence of the man-eating things up there, our people had never been able to leave here. Since you’re here today, it must mean that we have the chance to leave. This favour, we will never forget it.”
Zhao Kuang then invited, “I would like to invite you to my castle to have a chat, is that alright? I will give you a proper welcome.”
Yue Zhong pondered, and his eyes glinted, “Sure!”
Zhao Kuang had an amiable smile, “Ma Jing! Bring Yue Zhong and his men to my castle.”
A burly soldier with coarse facial hair came up to Yue Zhong and said, “Please come with me!”
The rest of the soldiers also lowered their weapons, not showing any aggression anymore.
“Lead the way!”
Yue Zhong immediately followed Ma Jing without fear, walking towards a huge research center.
Yue Zhong came to a stop in front of the entrance, and he gave a command to Bai Xiao Sheng, “Get some men to stand guard!”
They did not know what was lying in wait for them in the research center, and although Yue Zhong was strong, he was always guarded, and did not want to give Zhao Kuang an opportunity to strike at him.
Bai Xiao Sheng nodded slightly and brought 30 Evolvers to stand guard at the entrance, “Ok! Leader, take care!”
Ma Jing had no expression as he looked at Bai Xiao Sheng and the rest, instead, he continued to lead Yue Zhong into the building.
The moment they entered the building, music began to play as they came to a large hall. Large chandeliers were twinkling, while 30 young men and women were dancing in a pool.
On a long table, there were many desserts and drinks, with food and vegetables displayed out.
With resources and food becoming scarce, such a lavish display was enough to drive many survivors crazy.
“How do you do! Leader Yue Zhong, I’m Liu Cheng!” The moment Yue Zhong stepped in, a middle-aged man in a suit and flat-top came up, greeting Yue Zhong with a smile.
Liu Cheng clapped his hands twice, and 12 extremely beautiful women came up from the pool.
He then revealed a strange smile, “Leader Yue Zhong, feel free to take your pick. If you like, you can even get all 12 to wait on you. They’re the best amongst our beauties, and their nicknames are 12 Gold Hairpins.”
The 12 beauties looked towards Yue Zhong seductively, each revealing their attractiveness and charm. If they could gain his favour, even if it was on orders of Zhao Kuang, there would definitely be benefits. If they could not, they would definitely be forced to starve for 2 or 3 days. They didn’t want that to happen.
Yue Zhong swept them a look, before his gaze turned frosty, “Where’s Zhao Kuang? Is this how he comes to talk to me?”
The 12 beauties were just average in Yue Zhong’s eyes. He had killed women even more beautiful than these in front of him, and would naturally not fall for their obvious charms and tricks.
Liu Cheng smiled, “Leader Yue Zhong, our Emperor Zhao Kuang has given me the authority to talk with you beforehand. You may let me know what is on your mind, it’s the same as talking with him.”
He then chuckled, “Our Emperor Zhao Kuang is extremely grateful to you for taking care of those Mutant Plants above, allowing us to leave here. We’re willing to present 30 beauties to you, and hope that we can become allies, taking over the world together!”
Yue Zhong chuckled coldly, “Rule the world together?! What a tone! I have over 3,000 elite troops, with a regiment’s worth of equipment. What are your qualifications to talk about an alliance with me?”
An alliance would only occur between two factions with similar strength. If a faction could wipe out the other, who would form an alliance?
With Yue Zhong’s current strength, it was natural that he would not hold these cowards in regard.
Liu Cheng summoned two soldiers, “Fine! Let us show you our strength! Zhang Yun, Wang Fan, come and exhibit your strength for Leader Yue Zhong to see!”
“Kong!!” A numb-looking Zhang Yun came up, and with a loud roar, his leg muscles became taut, and his veins bulged out. In a while, his legs doubled in size, and his veins on his face also became prominent. His entire demeanor became incredibly savage, as there was a single horn growing out of his head.
After Zhang Yun’s legs became twice their size, he took a great leap, immediately jumping over a dozen meters, his speed terrifying.
Yue Zhong watched his speed, his eyes flashing with shock, “11 times Speed! Fast!!”
While it might not be much to Yue Zhong, it was a speed that already exceeded an S2, and most ordinary Enhancers of Level 30 might not even reach such a speed.
The people of this underground city were obviously trapped here, and there were not much opportunities for them to enhance, and yet, they had produced a number of Enhancers. It was obvious there was something else at play.
“Kong!” Wang Fan came forward, his expression wooden. His entire body became ripped, and the clothes he wore were torn apart. Soon, he became a burly and terrifying warrior covered with black fur all over.
Wang Fan slammed his fists down on the ground, and a crater was formed, with cracks and debris all over. It revealed the power behind his fists.
Liu Cheng smiled smugly, “We have over 300 of such super soldiers. How is it? Are we qualified to form an alliance?”
With the abilities of Zhang Yun and Wang Fan, over 300 of them were enough to wipe out a 3,000-strong force without any firepower. It was truly a strong force.
It was precisely because of this strength, that Zhao Kuang was so confident that Yue Zhong would form an alliance with him.
Yue Zhong’s eyes brightened up, “I want the research materials on how to produce such super soldiers. As long as you provide it, I will consider an alliance with you.”
“No way!!’ Liu Cheng’s face fell, and he laughed bitterly, “Leader Yue Zhong, this is highly classified information, it definitely cannot happen.”
“When we come to rule the world, we can share some of the information with you.”
Yue Zhong pondered and replied, “Let me consider it then.”
Liu Cheng laughed and said, “Great! Please consider it!”
Yue Zhong stood up quietly and turned to walk out.
Just as he left the hall, he saw 2 soldiers outside chasing a young girl of about 15 or 16 with long black hair, fair skin, and bright, beautiful eyes.
“Save me!! Save me! Save me!!” The girl looked to Yue Zhong and screamed out in fear.
Chapter 446: Freak!
Yue Zhong glanced at the girl, and his eyes shined with a glint, “Bring that woman over here!”
Bai Xiao Sheng chuckled, and shot forwards, sending 2 fists towards the soldiers chasing behind, causing them to fly backward.
The extremely pretty girl ran to Yue Zhong and hugged his legs, pleading profusely, “Save me!! Save me, please!! I’m willing to do anything for you! Save me, please save me!!”
Yue Zhong glanced at this girl, whose face was full of fear, and smiled, “Interesting! I want this woman!”
Liu Cheng, who was still standing by the side, immediately cut in with a sullen expression, “Leader Yue Zhong! This woman is a criminal of our underground city, and had committed a grave sin! She has to die. We’re willing to hand you 20 beautiful virgins, so please return her to us. If you insist on having her, it’ll only drive a wedge between us.”
The beautiful woman looked at Liu Cheng, and her face turned extremely pale, as she hurried to hug Yue Zhong’s leg tighter, her body trembling, “Please! Please! I don’t want to die!”
“I want this woman. Scram!” Yue Zhong felt something was off, and his brows arched, while he released his powerful killing intent.
Immediately, the elite soldiers beside him whisked out their weapons and aimed it at Liu Cheng.
Liu Cheng’s face turned ugly, as he retreated slightly while trying to coax Yue Zhong, “Leader Yue Zhong! We’re willing to give all the information on the production of the super soldiers to you. As long as you give us that woman. How about that?”
Yue Zhong was instantly rocked in his heart, as he contemplated seriously. If he could gain the information on the super soldiers, then even ordinary humans had the chance to be enhanced without vying for resources with regards to zombies or Mutant Beasts. He could even make use of the research to enhance himself further.
Compared to the information, this one girl wasn’t worth as much.
The young girl immediately shrieked out in panic, “Don’t trust him! They’re all freaks!! They aren’t human! They’re all monsters! They are being controlled by some monster!! Quick, escape!! Bring me with you! Please!! Otherwise, it’ll be too late! Please take me out of here. I’ll be willing to do anything! Quick, let’s flee!!”
When Yue Zhong heard those words, he felt a chill overcome his heart, as a sense of foreboding arose. After the world had changed, there were all sorts of organisms all around, if there were even the existence of freaks that could control humans, that would be even more terrifying.
Yue Zhong turned to fix his gaze on Liu Cheng, his eyes suspicious.
Liu Cheng’s face turned worse as he chuckled bitterly, “Leader Yue Zhong, don’t listen to her! I’m a human, how could I be a monster? She’s insane! She’s definitely insane! Are you going to trust someone with an unsound mind?”
Yue Zhong patted the girl’s head, and pointed at the 2 soldiers that were chasing her and ordered coldly, “Everyone is to prepare for battle! White Bones, go kill that person!”
White Bones immediately shot forwards, with its bone blades slashing down, cutting the soldier in half. Instantly, his brain was split into two, as white brain matter flowed out.
Yue Zhong stared fixedly at the 2 halves of the brain, only to discover a strange worm that was about the size of a palm, with layers of white skin and tentacles. It had been sliced in half, but it was still thrashing about in the juices, it looked utterly terrifying.
Yue Zhong sucked in a breath of cold air, his worst fears had come true. Such a strange worm could actually live in a person’s brain, it was obvious that the person was long since under control.
Bai Xiao Sheng also felt a chill when he saw that worm struggling. Although they were elite soldiers that had gone through hundreds of battles, with nothing to fear even against zombies, such a scene was still mortifying to them.
Yue Zhong immediately ordered while still feeling chills down his spine, “Kill them all!!”
These people who had worms in their brains were no longer human. Yue Zhong did not want to leave such existences alive.
There was a flash from Bai Xiao Sheng’s hands, and a blade shot towards Liu Cheng like a shooting star.
The ordinary-looking Liu Cheng who seemed scholarly and weak suddenly became enraged, with his eyes turning bloodshot, and his body expanding to twice its size. His clothes were torn, and veins bulged everywhere. His skin became a bright red, and he emitted a terrifying violent aura.
Facing that incoming blade, Liu Cheng just raised his massive right arm to block in front of him.
The blade could not penetrate through the right arm, it just pierced the skin about 2 cm deep, and it got stuck. However, even then, there was not a drop of blood that was spilled.
Bai Xiao Sheng’s eyes were filled with shock, and he immediately activated his ability, pushing his speed to the limit, and transformed into a specter as he slashed out at Liu Cheng. Instantly, there were 6 new wounds on Liu Cheng’s body.
Liu Cheng unleashed an inhuman roar towards the skies.
With that loud howl, it seemed that every single male and female inside the large hall began to shine with a bright red glow, and their bodies all started to transform. Some grew feelers like cockroaches while others had front limbs like that of a praying mantis. There were some who had powerful hind legs like kangaroos, and others had feelers like ants. They all had the same characteristics though, which were the bright red eyes, and their bodies seemed to expand with powerful veins bulging out.
They charged forwards, rushing towards Yue Zhong and his party.
The girl screamed when she saw them, “Careful! Don’t get caught by them! Otherwise, they will implant you with a worm as well, and you’ll become just like them!”
Yue Zhong pulled out his Black Tooth Blade, and with a single slash, 3 of the transformed people instantly became sliced corpses.
From the heads of those killed by Yue Zhong, 3 fat and strange worms appeared, which quickly slithered towards Yue Zhong. Their speed was 7 times as fast as a person, and ordinary people would definitely not be able to escape from them.
Yue Zhong saw them and his blade danced again, chopping them up.
One soldier slashed at one of the transformed woman, who suddenly opened her mouth wide, and a fat worm flew out, landing on the face of the soldier.
The fat and white worm swiftly wriggled its body and squirmed through the soldier’s nose.
When the soldier saw this horrifying scene, he immediately screamed out in terror, “Ah!! Save me!! Save me!!”
One other soldier heard his cry and kicked the transformed woman he was entangled with. He rushed forward anxiously and asked, “Ah Ming! What’s wrong!!”
The soldier Ah Ming suddenly stopped thrashing, his face turned into an evil mask, and with a sudden bloating of his arm, the Tang Replica Sword swung towards his concerned friend.
Caught unprepared and with his guard down, the anxious soldier’s head was lopped off cleanly by his old comrade.
After Ah Ming slaughtered his friend, his eyes also turned red, and his body started to expand with his veins bulging. With an angry roar, he suddenly burst forth with a speed that was way beyond his original 8-times Agility, slashing at his other comrades.
The comrade hurried to defend himself while roaring in shock, “Ah Ming! Have you gone mad?!”
As the blades clashed with each other, the defending soldier was kicked violently by the mind-controlled Ah Ming, and he slammed into a wall. He spat out a large amount of blood, his internal organs exploding from the impact, and he died instantly.
Ah Ming already possessed 15 times Strength of a normal person, after the transformation, he could unleash 27 times Strength. This was a level that could only be reached by a high-level Strength-based Evolver with powerful equipment.
After being controlled, Ah Ming’s entire stature became terrifying, and he became much stronger.
“Lei Ming had been controlled! Bai Xiao Sheng, go take everyone and get out of here! Take care not to let any of those freaks near you, I’ll cover you guys!!” Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed coldly and he barked out.
There were multiple transformed humans that poured out from every part of the underground city, each of them charging over with bloodshot eyes.
Yue Zhong had brought along elite soldiers, and it would not be an issue to slaughter all these transformed people. However, he did not know exactly how many such freaks there were, and he was focused only on getting out, otherwise, all his elite soldiers would perish.
“Go!” Bai Xiao Sheng did not bother with any unnecessary pleasantries, and threw Liu Cheng aside, as he led the rest of the Evolvers to kill their way out.
One of them had the ability to manipulate winds, and his pupils narrowed, as a terrifying hurricane appeared, blowing the transformed humans out of Bai Xiao Sheng’s path. Those who weren’t blown away were instantly pounced upon by the rest and they utilized all their abilities to kill those freaks instantly.
Chapter 447: Terrifying Parasites!
Those normal humans who were infected by the parasites were not exceptionally strong, and could not compare to the elites under Yue Zhong. However, amongst them, Lei Ming and Liu Cheng were powerful, to begin with. After the infection and mind control, they burst forth with exponential strength.
Liu Cheng’s eyes were red like a beast, as he charged at Yue Zhong with 17 times speed.
Yue Zhong frowned and his Black Tooth Blade slashed out at Liu Cheng like a venomous dragon, and Liu Cheng was instantly sliced into 6 or 7 parts, and his head split open as well.
The moment Liu Cheng’s head was split open, a white worm sprang out like lightning at Yue Zhong.
“Hmph! Go to hell! Freak!” Yue Zhong’s countenance was cold, as he dealt with the white parasite easily.
20 parasite-controlled humans then lunged for Yue Zhong.
In response, Yue Zhong twirled his Black Tooth Blade around and sliced up the 20 humans easily.
However, as a result, 10 of the parasites shot out of their hosts and made for Yue Zhong.
Fortunately, Yue Zhong’s reaction and speed was at a high enough level to deal with them and turned them into sliced up parts within a breath as well.
Lei Ming’s terrifying figure shot out from behind the group of controlled humans and sent a fist that caused a sonic boom right at Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed as he activated his Shadow Steps, and pushed his speed to a new high. He twisted and dodged that blow, while the Black Tooth Blade slashed out at Lei Ming.
Following the sounds of metal clashing, Lei Ming’s body was sliced by Yue Zhong, although it was not all the way through.
However, to his shock, the muscles just trembled, and the wound that was caused by Yue Zhong swiftly regenerated in front of his eyes, leaving no remnants of the previous injury.
A chill flashed in Yue Zhong’s eyes, “What a tough body. These parasite-controlled bodies are truly able to push themselves to the limit. The stronger the body when taken over, the stronger the potential.”
Lei Ming had no reservations as he continued to send powerful fists after fists at Yue Zhong.
A few of the other transformed humans soon came over, 6 of them with spider-like eyes opened their mouths, as they fired long spider silks at Yue Zhong.
3 others who had their legs transformed into powerful kangaroo thighs arched their bodies, and burst out towards Yue Zhong with a 19 times speed.
2 others sprouted tiger claws and pounced at Yue Zhong.
The rest all launched their own attacks with their own innate abilities.
“You can all burn!!” Facing such a large-scale assault, Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed violently, and he waved his right hand, as the terrifying Devil Flame tornado raged and swept towards the incoming opponents.
The transformed humans began to scream and wail the moment they came in contact with the Devil Flame, and it lasted all the way until they were burnt to ashes.
Lei Ming’s eyes were blood red, his body was bulging with veins, and he was covered with a layer of green aura that blocked the burning of the Devil Flame. However, he was still struggling in pain.
Lei Ming suddenly turned to face Yue Zhong as he pleaded loudly, “Leader! It’s me! Lei Ming! On account of how I’ve done so much for you, don’t kill me!! Please!!”
Yue Zhong stared fixedly at him, before speaking slowly, “You are not Lei Ming. Freak, you’ve killed my subordinate and now, you want to make use of my subordinate to lie to me. I will kill every single one of you and leave nothing alive!”
‘Lei Ming’ roared out in anger, “Yue Zhong you heartless bastard! I’ve done so much for you, and now you want to kill me! I will tell of your evil deeds to the others, and reveal your true nature! One fine day, you will be left all alone and die alone!!”
“Burn!!” Yue Zhong’s eyes gleamed coldly, and he pushed his Spirit, increasing the intensity of the Devil Flame around Lei Ming’s body.
The green aura collapsed, and soon, the fleshly body was burnt into cinders by the Devil Flame.
Yue Zhong eyed the entrance of the lab once more, before turning to leave,
He knew there were definitely plenty of valuable research data and equipment within, if he were to set fire and burn it all, it would be a huge loss.
Right now, within this underground city, it was a scene right out of hell, with huge numbers of transformed humans pouring out. The survivors within saw this terrifying scene and began to flee.
One spider-like transformed human spat out long spider webs around a few emaciated survivors, and dragged them to a dark corner.
Another with tiger claws immediately grabbed onto an ordinary survivor, and with all its strength, it ripped his head from his body.
As for the rest of the survivors, they were either killed on the spot or dragged off by the rest of the transformed humans.
Over a hundred transformed humans were converging on Yue Zhong’s soldiers from all directions.
Yue Zhong had brought elite soldiers with him, and they were currently firing at the transformed humans. With each headshot, the white worms would shoot out and be fired upon.
However, while they might be strong and possess capabilities beyond normal humans, their numbers were still at a disadvantage, and they were being slowly surrounded by the transformed humans.
Many of the white worms that were shot out from the heads of the transformed humans quickly fled towards the dark alleys, before burrowing into the captured survivors, and launching another wave of attacks through their new hosts.
There were constant streams of transformed humans from all corners.
Bai Xiao Sheng was like a hurricane, the Dark Magic Blade in his hands slashing out with multiple blade beams, killing many of the transformed humans, together with the parasitic worms in them. However, since there was a constant stream of them, he could not pause to take a breath, and his Stamina depleted quickly.
Many of the other elite soldiers were also forced to utilize their skills constantly and were harassed by those transformed humans. Their Stamina and Spirit were also dwindling like crazy.
If it weren’t for their experience and their willpower, they would have long since been overwhelmed.
As they were struggling, a powerful flaming tornado descended and burned the transformed humans, enveloping the whole area. With a bright flash, they all turned to ash.
When the flames disappeared, the tunnel leading to the exit was clear.
Bai Xiao Sheng and his men quickly rushed for the exit.
Yue Zhong hugged the girl close to him while waving his Black Tooth Blade about, slashing more of the transformed humans as he followed the tunnel out, covering the back.
When everyone managed to return to the surface, they gasped for breath, their faces flashing with a tinge of fear.
Those fat white parasitic worms were too dangerous. Their speed of infection was too fast, and their numbers were insane. Not only were they tough to kill, if one was not careful, they would be infected as well.
This time, he had paid the painful price of losing 5 of his men to this underground hell. If he had brought ordinary soldiers, at best, a 1,000 might be lost to those freaks below.
He let the girl down from his embrace and asked her solemnly, “What’s your name?”
The pretty girl was slightly lost, as she replied, “I’m Han Sha Sha! I’m the daughter of one of the research scientists here, Dr. Han Min Bo.”
His face was dark as he continued, “I want to know, what the fuck went on down there? What are those things?”
Those fat white worms possessed the ability to possess a person’s body, and even with his Eye of Perception, there was no notification about them, which caused him to feel extremely worried and a strong sense of foreboding.
“Alright! Before the world changed, I had always come here to play. When the apocalypse happened, many of the uncles here turned to zombies. A lot were bitten to death. The soldiers up here then managed to retreat below. They brought men to eradicate the zombies, and everyone decided to stay put.”
“In the mess, many of the officials below died, leaving behind Zhao Kuang as the highest ranking person. He swiftly reorganized the power structure below, and at the beginning, there was nothing wrong, but after half a year, he began to change, becoming extremely explosive and violent. He would treat the survivors as his slaves, and many of the soldiers became wooden and numb, and listened only to him.”
“From then on, many people began to disappear from. Whenever they reappeared, they had become strange.”
“A few of my friends and I had sneaked into the lab to take a look and discovered a huge secret. Zhao Kuang was no longer human, instead, he became a huge worm, and was injecting small white parasites into other living bodies. After discovering this secret, we all hid, however, today, they discovered us.”
When Han Sha Sha thought back to the scene of the mutated Zhao Kuang injecting parasites into live human beings, she felt nauseated and her body trembled uncontrollably.
Yue Zhong asked solemnly, “How many survivors were there previously?”
She thought for awhile, before giving her conjecture, “According to the size when it was built, it could accommodate 50,000 people. Before the world changed, there were already 10,000 people living there. After that, with the deaths and the increasing casualty toll due to hunger and other murders and suicide, the total population went down. I think there should still be a 1,500 or so below. Of those, 800 of them should be parasite-controlled.”
Chapter 448: Raiding the Underground City!
When Yue Zhong heard that, his heart sank, “Over 800 people controlled by parasites?!”
Every single one of those freaks possessed a dangerous strength, and it was hard to deal with them. To eradicate them entirely, it was truly going to be an uphill task.
Yue Zhong continued to ask, “Where did you see Zhao Kuang?”
Han Sha Sha’s eyes flashed with a dark look, “In the animal testing lab. It’s rumored that there was the place where biological weapons were produced and tested. Zhao Kuang had holed himself up there since the apocalypse. We also saw him there. However, other than me, the rest of my friends had already died, or were brought to be infected.”
“Open up!! Please open up!!”
“Open up!! Let us out!!”
There were the sounds of rapid banging from the entrance of the tunnel, while the panicked sounds of the survivors traveled from behind. They were banging the door while screaming and shouting to be let out.
Bai Xiao Sheng looked at Yue Zhong and asked, “What do we do, Leader?”
Inside the tight space, if the whole crowd of them were to squeeze through, they would jam the tunnel. The moment they filled up the tunnel, those parasitic worms would definitely be able to spread through them.
At close range, only Bai Xiao Sheng who was a peak level Agility-based Evolver could possibly deal with those parasites. The rest of the Evolvers would likely be infected.
Yue Zhong pondered awhile before ordering, “Other than Bai Xiao Sheng, Tenpyo Saka, Cheng Mu and Qian He, the rest are to evacuate. Zhang Xing, Niu Jin, Wang Li, Zhu He, the 4 of you will watch over this girl. If she goes through any strange changes, immediately kill her. Take note of your safety! If any of your comrades are infected, immediately kill them. The moment they are controlled, they’re no longer our comrades!”
Han Sha Sha could not help but squeal, “Why are you guarding me?! I’m not infected! I’m really sure I’m not infected!”
Yue Zhong stared at Han Sha Sha and barked, “Shut up! If you’re ok after tests and checks, I will call it off. The main problem with these parasites is that they can live in the human brain. If I’m not wrong, they can control all thoughts, and access the memories of its hosts. Whether or not you’re infected, remains to be seen.”
Han Sha Sha’s body trembled slightly when she was stared at by Yue Zhong and did not dare say anything.
Yue Zhong ordered, “All of you, keep guard here! Don’t let anyone out!”
Bai Xiao Sheng nodded and replied, “Yes!”
Yue Zhong came to Bi Lǜ and said, “Get your low-level Treants and come with me!”
Bi Lǜ nodded and a spirit wave spread out, soon after, many treants quickly gathered.
In the underground basement, the treants were all squeezed inside.
Yue Zhong then barked solemnly, “Open the door!”
The moment the door opened, a huge number of survivors swarmed out, intending to rush out.
“Let me out!!”
The survivors fought to get out, some stepping over one another, trying their best to flee.
Yue Zhong watched them and ordered coldly, “Kill them all!! Destroy their heads!”
Bi Lǜ nodded and sent out a spirit wave, and the low-level Treants immediately pounced on the survivors.
The survivors that managed to get out were instantly decapitated by 2 low-level Treants, and a swipe of their sharp claws, the brain was slashed open, revealing white brain juice.
The fat and white parasitic worm swimming within the brain immediately leaped for the low-level Treant.
The Treant opened its mouth and shot out some tendrils. The tendrils wrapped around the fat worm and sucked it into its mouth, as it bit down and swallowed it.
In a flash, more survivors were killed, and their heads were all inhabited by the fat white worms.
“As expected!!” Yue Zhong watched them die, as the worms flew out, only to be consumed by the treants, his eyes flashing.
When Yue Zhong and his forces had fled the underground city, the survivors had been following right behind, at a steady pace as well. This was not normal. After all, Yue Zhong and the rest were all power Evolvers, their speed far surpassed ordinary humans. The fact that these survivors had caught up so fast, meant only one possibility, that they were all controlled by the parasites already.
After dozens of the survivors were killed, the rest of the survivors began to transform. Their eyes turned bloodshot, their veins bulging, and they began to howl out like beasts. Soon after that, they clashed with the treants.
The moment those controlled-humans transformed, they had the strength to contend with the treants, and a few unfortunate treants would be squashed by them. At the same time, some of the transformed humans were also being slashed and torn apart by the treants, the parasites in their brains being consumed by the treants.
The 2 groups of monsters continued their slaughter against each other in that narrow tunnel, the corpses piling up and blocking the tunnel further.
“This can’t go on further!” Yue Zhong watched the intense clash and frowned. The treants were after all also part of his military force, and he didn’t want to waste them here.
Yue Zhong’s hand flipped, and his Electromagnetic Gun appeared. He aimed it at the tunnel and fired once.
The single shot from the gun immediately blasted the controlled-humans jamming the tunnel into pieces.
Yue Zhong swiftly fired out another 10 shots, and the terrifying bullets almost blasted all the survivors apart.
The treants quickly swarmed in, and surrounded the injured controlled-humans or transformed humans and tore their brains to pieces.
The battle continued for an exhausting 3 hours, and after the intense fight, Yue Zhong led the army of treants further into the underground city.
At this time, in the underground city, it was a desolate scene. The streets were covered in blood, and there were no signs of any living things.
Yue Zhong surveyed the surroundings and spoke in a low voice, “Bai Xiao Sheng! Take some men and guard this area, other than us, do not let anyone out under any circumstances!!”
The existence of those parasites was too horrifying. Yue Zhong did not know if they could survive out on their own or even replicate themselves. If they did, all it would take is for one controlled-human to flee from this place, and the species could propagate above ground, enslaving other humans.
The parasites were only discoverable through proper tools, other than that, the only way was to tear apart the person’s head to confirm if there were any parasites inside. If such a problematic existence was to escape into the mass of humanity, it would be truly cripple the human race.
Bai Xiao Sheng nodded seriously, “Yes!”
Yue Zhong then gave an order to Bi Lǜ, “Eradicate all other life forms other than us. Destroy their heads and make sure to kill the parasites in their brains!”
Bi Lǜ nodded and sent out a thought, enveloping the treants.
The treants all responded by letting out a bloodthirsty call, and they scattered to the different parts of the city to search for their prey.
Yue Zhong then told Bi Lǜ. “Stay here! Await further orders and news!”
Bi Lǜ was, after all, an organism that Yue Zhong had threatened, and that was why she submitted. Yue Zhong was likewise cautious of her, and not as trusting as Yin Shuang.
Yin Shuang had treated Yue Zhong as her most precious person the moment she was born. As long as he gave an order, she would go all out to complete his wishes.
Bi Lǜ nodded and went over to Bai Xiao Sheng’s side.
Yue Zhong then flashed and disappeared from his position, running towards the biological research lab within the center of the city.
Along the way, he saw many traces of blood, but there was not a single body or corpse to be seen. There were no signs of any humans, and it was eerily quiet and desolate all around.
Initially, when he had just arrived here, he had seen some numb survivors lying on the ground, however, there was not a single one to be seen.
Furthermore, the entire underground city was plunged in darkness, when compared to earlier, there was decent lighting. Without light, the entire underground city felt like a dead one.
In the dark, only the treants, zombies could rely on their other senses to navigate. For humans, it was basically impossible to see beyond 3m.
If it had been any other Evolver, they might have been so fearful and fled already. After all, not many strong Evolvers were equipped to fight in the dark.
However, to Yue Zhong, the dark was his friend, and in the dark, his senses were heightened.
He came to the research lab and kicked the door down violently, smashing it to many pieces.
The moment the door was kicked open, 6 pairs of red eyes shone in the dark, their bodies suddenly pouncing forward for Yue Zhong. They had cockroach feelers on their heads and had smelly saliva dripping from their mouths.
Yue Zhong pulled out his Crocodile Toothsaw Blade and slashed out towards the 6 transformed humans, tearing their bodies into pieces. The moment their brains were ripped open, the 6 worms revealed themselves and were killed instantly.
Chapter 449: Research Lab!
Following the sounds of glass shattering, a number of transformed humans with red eyes appeared, howling out as they charged towards Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong frowned, and his Black Tooth Blade slashed out with multiple blade beams, turning the transformed humans into minced meat.
Soon, the bunch of transformed humans that had gathered at the entrance was killed easily by Yue Zhong.
He ensured that their bodies were properly mashed up and the parasites that popped out were not spared. Not a single transformed human could withstand his blows.
There were traces of fighting throughout the entire research lab, with different gun shots on the walls, as well as a few walls that seemed to have been blasted with explosives.
Yue Zhong followed the path all the way to the center of the research lab.
At the center of the lab, there were 10 rows of huge glass tubes, each row containing 20 each. There was a total of 200. Of those, 20 of them had been shattered, with glass pieces everywhere.
Yue Zhong took a careful look and realized that in some of the glass tubes, there were still some traces of white nourishment or liquid nutrients, yet outside, there was not a trace to be seen.
He took in the details and came to a conclusion, “The things inside these tubes must have escaped.”
“This must be where the scientists were conducting biological experiments in the past.” He looked at the shattered glass, as well as all the equipment present in this lab while thinking to himself.
Yue Zhong did not have much of a reaction towards experimentation. As long as there weren’t any innocent human lives affected, even the end result of biological warfare was of no concern to him.
He continued walking about in the research lab when his eyes brightened up as he kneeled down on the floor. Sticking out his finger to touch a patch of red liquid on the ground, he realized, “This is blood!! Human blood!! It hasn’t dried yet, they must be in this direction.”
Yue Zhong lifted his head and followed the trail of blood towards a large door.
Suddenly, a strong sense of danger arose in his heart, and he quickly activated his Shadow Steps and rolled to one side.
A powerful mantis limb came slashing down with a speed breaking the sound barrier towards Yue Zhong’s left shoulder. The blow managed to strike a corner of his shoulder, leaving a faint scar on the powerful Type 4 Mutant Sea Snake hide that he was wearing.
Yue Zhong quickly got to his feet and looked towards the direction of the attacker, only to see 2 huge praying mantis of about 2m each, standing behind the large glass. If they had facial expressions, one might guess they were looking savagely at Yue Zhong.
Their attacks had come at a terrifying speed, which even Yue Zhong could not fully dodge with his overpowered Agility. If it had been any other persons, even if they were Evolvers and had gone through multiple enhancements, they would likely have been sliced in two.
At this moment, there was a bright flash of light, and Zhao Kuang’s image appeared on a large screen.
He looked at Yue Zhong and laughed, “What a surprise! Yue Zhong, you actually made it here. However, this is the furthest that you’ll reach. My 2 babies will tear you apart and you’ll become a part of me!!”
Zhao Kuang’s eyes lit up, “Yue Zhong, it truly is a pity. I had truly wanted to cooperate with you. As long as you agree to be controlled by my children, and become a part of my children, I can easily make you a king of the world! You’ll be standing atop the rest of the life forms. Amongst my children, only you possess that potential. After you become king, you can get anything you want! Even if you wanted 10,000 beauties to kneel and prostrate in front of you, and raise their asses at you, it wouldn’t be a problem. How about it? Do you want to consider?”
Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed coldly, as he retorted, “Fuck off!! Freak! I will tear you apart and set you ablaze!”
If he truly allowed Zhao Kuang to implant him with the parasites, he was sure he would be controlled entirely. Even if he became the king of the world, it would be as a puppet.
After that, Yue Zhong pulled out his Crocodile Toothsaw Blade and pounced on one of the blood-red mantis.
The bloodshot eyes of the giant blood-red mantis flashed, as it slashed towards Yue Zhong with its own claws, which could even damage the Type 4 Mutant Sea Snake hide. As long as it could slash Yue Zhong consecutively, it was likely that within 3 moves, it could pierce through entirely.
Yue Zhong suddenly came to a stop, and leaped back, as the claws of the mantis came slashing down, before retracting quickly.
Yue Zhong opened his hands and activated his Devil Flame, as a powerful Devil Flame Arrow fired out from his hands, shooting towards the body of the giant blood-red mantis, resulting in a huge bleeding wound, as the mantis began to burn.
The moment the blood-red mantis started to burn, its wings began to flap furiously, as it turned into a huge burning ball of flame that slammed around the lab.
The other mantis charged toward Yue Zhong.
“Too slow!” Yue Zhong looked at the blood-red mantis that charged towards him with 16 times speed, and he laughed coldly, opening his palms. A powerful Devil Flame Arrow shot out and blasted the 2nd mantis, causing it to also burn up.
The close combat abilities of those 2 mantises were truly terrifying, the moment they unleashed their claws, they were lightning fast, even Yue Zhong was hard-pressed to dodge. However, their movement speed was different and was no threat to Yue Zhong.
The 2 mantises struggled futilely for a long while before they were burnt by the Devil Flame into cinders.
Yue Zhong walked carefully towards the huge door.
As he got closer, he could see multiple spider silk that weaved together to form a huge web. He swung his Crocodile Toothsaw Blade at the silk, causing a loud grating sound to ring out. However, the sharpness of the Crocodile Toothsaw Blade still managed to saw through the spider silk.
When the spider web broke, it was as though Yue Zhong triggered some trap, as multiple strings of silk shot out from all directions at Yue Zhong.
He frowned and pointed out, as a flaming tornado burst forth and burnt the web, turning them to ash.
After he had cleared the spider web, he entered the room gingerly.
2 large spiders that seemed to be covered in steel fur were lying in wait for Yue Zhong up on the roof, each of them at least 2m in width. The moment they saw him, they opened their jaws to fire out their silk at him.
2 flaming tornadoes appeared as Yue Zhong waved his hands, turning all the spider web into ash, and as they billowed, they consumed the 2 large spiders as well.
The 2 burnt spiders dropped from the ceiling and thrashed about for a while, before finally curling up in death.
Having dealt with those spiders, Yue Zhong surveyed his surroundings.
He saw that the middle of the room was covered entirely in webs, and there were even 2 cocoons made out of spider silks hanging, as 2 trails of blood led to them.
Yue Zhong thus conjured up another 2 fireballs and sent them towards the cocoons, causing them to burn up.
After eradicating all the enemies in the room, Yue Zhong proceeded further in.
He padded down a long corridor and came to a huge and vast living room.
At this moment, in front of him, the entire living room was covered in a strange white secretion, with many red cocoons hanging everywhere.
Zhao Kuang had turned into a strange half-man, half-worm being, his lower part being a 20m-long parasite, as fat and white as a worm could possibly be.
The worm part was currently submerged in some white liquid, as a number of tubes were connected from the worm part to the numerous red cocoons hanging everywhere.
All around Zhao Kuang, there was blood, the blood of humans, as well as the inner organs and limbs that were splattered all around. 8 parasite-controlled humans of about 2 meters each continued to mash up the bloody contents around Zhao Kuang and scooped them up on plates for Zhao Kuang to feast on,
Zhao Kuang lifted his head, his face full of blood as he laughed and tried to attract Yue Zhong, “You’ve come! Yue Zhong!! You truly are incredible. You have my admirations! Become my child! As long as you do so, I can grant you unlimited strength, and allow you to become the perfect organism! You’ve seen for yourself, those who become my children can immediately gain powers. Furthermore, I have the ability to push your evolution all the way to become the king of humans!”
“This is my answer!” Yue Zhong laughed coldly and pulled out his Electromagnetic Gun to fire once at Zhao Kuang.
A bright burst of energy shot violently towards Zhao Kuang.
Zhao Kuang’s face fell as he let out a sharp scream.
Immediately, the 8 parasite-controlled humans grew out body parts that merged together to become a huge turtle shell, protecting him.
When the powerful electromagnetic beam slammed into the human turtle shell, it pierced through 6 of the layers, before losing its power.
As Zhao Kuang screamed, a bright red thing traveled from his lower worm body into one of the blood-red cocoons.
The cocoon was about 3m-large and it split open, as a huge ape which had bright red eyes, and bone spikes growing out of its arms and legs, stepped out. It was about 2m-tall, with claws of at least 60cm.
The huge ape immediately opened its eyes, as a dangerous glint flashed past. As it legs tensed, it disappeared from its spot, and immediately appeared in front of Yue Zhong, viciously clawing at his head.
“Fast!! That monster’s speed is fast!! Its agility is even higher than the current Lightning!!” Yue Zhong was shocked and raised the Crocodile Toothsaw Blade to deflect that attack. With a loud ‘dang’, a dangerous strength traveled from the claw up through the blade, causing Yue Zhong’s entire right arm to tremble and become numb.
Chapter 450: Wiping out the Parasites!
Zhao Kuang’s mouth remained open as it screamed out continuously, while a huge amount of blood-red liquid was secreted out of its body, entering the different cocoons hanging around. They began to tremble, as though something was about to break out.
“This can’t go on!” Yue Zhong’s eyes flashed coldly, as he waved his hands to conjure a Devil Flame Tornado, sending it towards the cocoons.
There were over a hundred cocoons amongst the white liquid, if they were to fully emerge, they would become a terrifying parasite army.
Yue Zhong’s Devil Flame landed on those cocoons, and flames began to rage on, causing the cocoons to sizzle and crackle.
As the Devil Flame burnt, the cocoons began to split open, revealing strange biological life forms. Some of them had humans inside but with 2 heads. There was one had a tiger-head and jaguar claws, while another had a human with a huge turtle shell on his back. The life forms contained within those cocoons were truly strange, it was evident that they had been forced to mutate based on the research conducted before the apocalypse.
Yue Zhong exerted all his strength to spread the Devil Flames throughout the entire room. The huge ape was covered in a blood red radiance, blocking the burning of the Devil Flames. Even Zhao Kuang, as the queen worm, had a layer of red preventing itself from being burned.
The huge ape then sent powerful fists at Yue Zhong constantly, whistling through the air. Yue Zhong had to use his Crocodile Tooth Saw Blade to parry the attacks, and with every block, his hands turned number from the impact.
The blows from the huge ape forced Yue Zhong to focus hard, thus the Devil Flames disappeared from the room, leaving only behind a huge number of burnt cocoons and the heavily injured Zhao Kuang.
Zhao Kuang stared hatefully at Yue Zhong, its fat bottom suddenly splitting open, and a huge number of white parasites crawled out, pouncing towards Yue Zhong.
At the same time, one of the cocoons suddenly broke open, as a large claw covered in green scales tore through, as though a terrifying monster was about to be born.
“I must end the battle soon!” Yue Zhong felt the change in the surroundings, and his eyes turned resolute, activating his Gravity Manipulation.
A powerful gravitational force enveloped the huge ape, causing its body to sink. However, to the large ape, the 2-times gravitational force couldn’t affect it much. It roared out savagely and sent another fist towards Yue Zhong.
This time, the fist managed to connect with Yue Zhong’s head, and in the next instant, ‘Yue Zhong’ crumbled apart, turning into many pieces.
“Break!!” Yue Zhong’s real body appeared beside the ape, slashing down with the huge blade made out of the claws of the Type 4 Flaming Bird, accompanied with his Dark Dou Qi that was enhanced twice, cutting the waist of the huge ape.
The sharp blade slashed into the right waist of the huge ape as easily as slicing into tofu, cutting it in two, as a huge amount of blood splattered on the ground.
Yue Zhong waved his hands, sending Devil Flame towards the cocoon that was about to break open. The claw that had reached out started to struggle before the entity inside screamed out, and the entire thing was burnt to cinders.
The mass of white parasites was quickly burnt up as their corpses shriveled before splitting violently.
Yue Zhong then pulled out his Electromagnetic Gun and fired again at Zhao Kuang.
A huge flash of light blasted towards the body of Zhao Kuang, piercing 2 of the parasite-controlled humans who had turned into meat shields. The shot exploded violently on Zhao Kuang, resulting in a large hole.
Zhao Kuang’s face contorted as he spat out with a large amount of saliva, “Ah!! Yue Zhong!! You dare to hurt me!! I want you to die an ugly death! I want you to be ripped apart!! I will control you and kill all those you love!!”
“You are all going to die here! What the fuck are you making so much noise for?” Yue Zhong laughed coldly, before firing multiple times. The shots landed on Zhao Kuang’s body, resulting in more blood and white matter to splatter everywhere, as more parasites crawled out from within.
One final shot hit Zhao Kuang squarely on his head, blasting it apart.
The headless corpse of Zhao Kuang twitched a little, before crumpling to the ground.
Yue Zhong saw the vanquished foe in front of him and finally heaved a sigh of relief. He had finally eradicated this strange monster. If it had escaped to the surface, it would be a nightmare for the human race.
There would be fear and uncertainty whenever anyone came across others, afraid of the possibility of the other party being a parasite. The moment it reached that point, distrust would cause the entire human race to crumble, as everyone would be paranoid, and no one would want to work or live with anyone.
Having killed Zhao Kuang, Yue Zhong turned his gaze to the huge ape. He sent the long sharp blade slashing down at the ape’s neck, decapitating it.
Right at the moment the ape’s head was chopped off, a bright-red parasite that had evolved from the fat, white state into something that resembled a scorpion, flapped its wings and flew towards Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhong waved his blade and slashed the red, fat parasite into two, as the parts dropped to the ground. He then stomped down with his foot, smashing the worm into meat paste.
Right at this time, there was the sound of rustling from outside the room.
Yue Zhong turned around, as he caught sight of 8 low-level treants climbing in.
The moment the treants saw the white liquid and red cocoons, they became excited, and charged forth, swallowing the liquid.
One of them pounced towards one cocoon and began to take huge bites out of it.
Yue Zhong was silently stirred, as he watched their strange actions quietly. He had initially intended to burn the whole place down, but upon seeing their actions, he felt that the things inside the room might have some value.
The low-level treant that consumed the strange things inside the cocoons began to undergo strange changes. The moment it finished eating, its body began to tremble. Soon after, it elongated, reaching 1.8m, its legs becoming thick. At the same time, a new layer of bark grew over the current layer, its claws becoming sharp. Its eyes were still lifeless, as it stood there quietly.
After 10 minutes, the low-level treant regained its spirit, and it shook its body powerfully, as sharp tendrils shot out from it.
“Level 60 Strange Beast: Type 2 Treant! Possesses powerful combat ability. Although it does not possess any innate ability, their strength is terrifying, on par with some weaker Type 3 Mutant Beasts.”
Yue Zhong used his Eye of Perception to look at the treant and immediately got its new information.
“Those red cocoons should be beneficial to the evolution of mutant biological life forms.” Yue Zhong watched the low-level treant finished its evolution and thought silently.
The other low-level treants also quickly pounced on the other red cocoons and began to consume them.
The Type 2 Treant stepped aside and swallowed a huge amount of white slime, before grabbing a few cocoons and gobbled them up.
The Type 2 treant repeated its actions a few times, as the layers of bark continued to shed, as the layers that grew over became even more vibrant and slowly covered its whole body.
“Level 65 Strange Beast: Type 3 Treant!”
When the Treant had its entire body covered by the new vibrant layer of bark, Yue Zhong watched as the Type 2 Treant evolved into a Type 3 one in front of his eyes.
He felt the power and quickly pulled out his walkie-talkie to order, “Bi Lǜ, summon all the treants back to you!”
If he allowed the treants to continue evolving, the moment they evolve to their Type 4 stage, it would be troublesome. Yue Zhong did not know if Bi Lǜ could control that tier of strength.
Most of the treants had already evolved, every one of them reaching their Type 2, and they had powerful combat strength.
Right as they wanted to quickly continue swallowing the rest of the cocoons, their bodies shuddered slightly, as they begun to make their way back.
The Type 3 Treant seemed to struggle a little as it eyed the blood red cocoons and white slime, before turning around and retreating as well.
Yue Zhong watched them go and heaved a sigh of relief, “Truly as expected, the higher the type, the harder to control. If they continued to evolve, it would be a problem.”
Yue Zhong looked at some of the cocoons and the strange white slime, before walking up to one of them and split it open. He then sliced the head of the mutated life form within in two, before moving on to the next one and doing the same.