The Chronicles of the Immortal God - Chapter 295
Chapter 295: Rise of the Emperor
Fang Lin knew that it will be better for him if he just flew away, but his problem was that he could not do it due to another presence that he detected earlier.
There was a massive winged creature just hovering just above them. If Fang Lin went higher into the air, that winged creature will surely attack him.
As for what creature that was, Fang Lin was not sure since it hid its lifeforce well. But Fang Lin was sure that this winged creature was strong too.
“One from above, and one from below.” Fang Lin muttered to himself as he stared at the 8 Acid King Hydras below him.
“In order for me to escape my current predicament, I have to defeat this King Hydra without using any skills that will reveal my real identity.”
Fang Lin sighed as he decided to use one more Essence Core.
“Hahaha, do you think I came here alone?” Fang Lin said as he jeered at the King Hydra. “You may not know it, but a friend rat of mine was also here. And he was not happy with what you are doing.”
“Rat? Hahahaha! As if I will be scared of one!” The King Hydra laughed boisterously as he found Fang Lin’s words quite ridiculous. “Where is this friend rat of yours? I am so scared!”
“Come out now!”
Because Fang Lin’s Essence Cores were made from the essences of different creatures, his Essence Cores can take form of the creatures they came from.
For example, Fang Lin’s Essence Core of the Eon Rabbit can take the form of the real Eon Rabbit. The same goes with the other Essence Cores.
Fang Lin liked this ability, because he can use it on some deception tactics against his enemy.
In this case, Fang Lin chose one of these Essence Cores as he let it take the shape of the creature it originated from.
The King Hydra watched as a small, rat-like creature shot out of Fang Lin’s body.
This rat was at the size of a chicken.
This creature looked like a rat, except for the fact that it was whole body was golden and that it wore a small crown on its head.
The King Hydra immediately realized that this rat had no powerful cultivation at all. In fact, the King Hydra was sure that one swipe of his tail can kill this rat off.
But even with that, The King Hydra’s instincts were screaming that this rat was a great danger to him.
Before it could try to strike the rat, Fang Lin said with a jovial tone,
“This friend of mine is the Golden Rat Emperor. You know what it can do right?”
“That’s impossible!” The King Hydra bellowed as if it could not believe what Fang Lin said.
The King Hydra does not dare to believe it, since it knew the terrifying power of the Golden Rat Emperor.
The Golden Rat Emperor has the power to create swarms of small creatures!
This might sound underwhelming, but these small creatures can include those with dangerous properties like poison skin or sharp teeth.
The Golden Rat Emperor had the notorious reputation of choosing the most vile of the tiny creatures there is, make a huge swarm of them, then use it to siege countless villages or even sects!
Many were affected by these swarms, making them fear the notoriety of the Golden Rat Emperor.
There was even a record of a Golden Rat Emperor using its swarm of blood-sucking wasps to completely drain a dragon of its blood!
That was the fearsome power of the swarms created by the Golden Rat Emperor.
This might sound awesome, but Fang Lin who got the essence of this creature, realized some of the rules it had on making a swarm.
First, in order to create a swarm, the Golden Rat Emperor will choose a specimen of one small creature. It will then use its power to clone the creature rapidly.
The rate of doubling will depend on the innate abilities of the creature cloned.
The doubling will only stop when there’s no more energy left for cloning them.
Second, once used for a certain task, the swarm that the Golden Rat Emperor created will only last for 5 minutes.
If the swarm was just created and stored, the limitation will not work. Only when the swarm was used to attack that its timer will start.
If the swarm reaches its time limit, it will dissipate, leaving the Rat King alone to create a new swarm.
Third, the creation of a swarm requires absorption of the Rat King’s life energy. Because of this, the Rat King had to stock up its life energy to make as swarm.
This was one of the reasons why it takes a long time before the Golden Rat Emperor could create a powerful swarm.
Fourth, as long as the size of the creature does not exceed that of the Golden Rat Emperor’s, it can make a swarm out of them. That means the Golden Rat Emperor cannot create a swarm out of creatures like bulls or hawks.
Fifth, if the Golden Rat Emperor decides to make a swarm out of small divine beasts, the energy requirement for it will be exponentially higher than the normal rate.
Sixth, if there was a swarm of small creatures nearby, the Golden Rat Emperor can just use its power to take control over them.
This means that if there was a horde of flesh-eating lotuses nearby, the Golden Rat Emperor will have the freedom to freely control them.
But just like the created swarm, the control of the Golden Rat Emperor over that ‘hijacked swarm will only last for five minutes. Once five minutes passes, whatever was left of the swarm will be running away from the Golden Rat Emperor’s control.
“Now then, why don’t you try testing my friend’s power?” Fang Lin laughed as he ‘talked’ to his friend rat.
“Hey, show this guy what you got.”
“Squeak, squeak.” The Golden Rat Emperor said adorably while forcing its own mouth wide open.
The swarm that a Golden Rat Emperor can create will be stored inside its body. No matter how large the swarm was, the Golden Rat Emperor will be able to store it.
The swarm will come out of the Golden Rat Emperor’s mouth once they were ready to be deployed.
What came out of the Golden Rat Emperor’s mouth was the swarm of the Poison Sac Worms!
These creatures were the worms that Lin Xiang put on Fang Lin’s body earlier.
Fang Lin’s interest was piqued by them, so he decided to make a swarm of these worms.
There was around an hour after Fang Lin received the poison sac worms from Lin Xiang. Fang Lin spent this time creating a swarm of them.
The rate of doubling that Fang Lin had for these creatures was one doubling per 2 minutes.
That will be 2 raised to the power of 30, which means Fang Lin produced 1,073,741,824 of these worms.
Fang Lin had a cold sweat while cloning these worms, as they took massive amounts of energy to do so!
In fact, the energy that they consumed was so great that the stored energy on Fang Lin’s Life Mark was thoroughly drained.
If he tried to clone more, then Fang Lin will immediately die!
“So this is my limit right now.” Fang Lin muttered to himself.
With the life energy he had on his body, he can only produce 1,073,741,824 components before he reaches his limit.
But this amount was enough for Fang Lin now.
Another special trait of the Golden Rat Emperor is that it can bestow one special property on the swarm it created.
The drawback is that once a special property was used, the time limit for the swarm before it dissipates will be reduced to just a minute.
This special property will depend on the environment that the Golden Rat Emperor will be in.
That meant that if the Golden Rat Emperor was in a sandy environment, it can grant its swarm the property to eat sand.
“Hehehe….” With this trait, Fang Lin already knew how to deal with the transformed King Hydra.
He made a link with the poison sac worms as he gave them the special property to consume acidic materials!
He then felt that his control over them being reduced to just a minute.
But he did not fret over this, as he realized that a minute was enough to damage the King Hydra.
All the 1,073,741,824 poison sac worms fell into the acid area, with most of them clinging into the 8 Acid King Hydras.
With their additional property to eat acid, they started consuming the acidic water around them, which elicited sounds of panic from the King Hydra.
“No!!” The King Hydra had no choice but to attack the worms that clung on it.
Its attacks were successful, with countless worms being decimated every second. But their sheer numbers proved too much, as they continued consuming the acid bodies of the King Hydras.
“I should have not fused with my acid area….” The King Hydra lamented as the worm swarm continued its meal.
The greatest mistake that the King Hydra did on this fight was to fuse its body with the acid that it created.
Because of that, parts of its body were included at the acid soup that were consumed by the swarm.
A minute passed by, and the swarm of the worms, on which only a hundred thousand remained, dissipated as the time limit arrived.
As for the King Hydra, its fusion with the acid was undone, showing its incredibly damaged body to Fang Lin.
It was missing most of its skin, as its flesh was visible to everyone. Its bones had holes on it, while its muscles were torn at some places.
These damages made the King Hydra’s organs visible.
The organs looked like they had been hit by a shredder, with signs of tears and cracks apparent of them. Its heart in fact had countless bite marks on it, as if a terrifying parasite had wreaked havoc on it!
All in all, the current King Hydra was an extremely tragic sight.
Fang Lin sighed, as he thought that if the King Hydra did not fuse with the acid, it will not be damaged by the acid-eating swarm.
But even with these damages, the King Hydra was still alive. Its shallow breaths indicated the pain that it was in, yet it did not yield against Fang Lin.
“It will take me long before I can make a swarm like this again…” Fang Lin mused to himself.
The swarm making that he did earlier consumed all the available life energy that he can use.
If he wanted to make another swarm of that magnitude, he had to fill up his Life Mark with Life Energy once more.
That will take him long, so the next reappearance of the fearsome Golden Rat Emperor swarm will not be that near.
Fang Lin who saw the King Hydra’s indignation, smiled as he felt admiration for this opponent of his.
“Since you want to still fight, then let me do the finishing move!”
Fang Lin opened his mouth wide as he used the Devouring Power to devour the injured King Hydra!
Fang Lin was able to use his Devouring Power on Lin Xiang earlier since his power was weaker than Fang Lin’s.
But the healthy King Hydra that Fang Lin faced earlier was technically more powerful than Fang Lin, hence he could not yet devour him.
But now, the accumulated injuries that the King Hydra accrued regressed its overall power. Fang Lin had no difficulty dragging the poor beast on his gaping maw.
“Thanks for the food!”