Chapter 52- Undead Canyon
Cheng Yang wasn’t very clear about the situation surrounding this unoccupied altar. Judging from Luo Feng Village’s situation, the scale of the monster group around this altar should be similar to the monster group blocking the city’s channel. If they were able to successfully win this altar, it would be a huge advantage for Luo Feng Village’s development.
Although the last two days Cheng Yang had led the team into Xiangcheng City twice, but each time was done so by marching forward along a line, and without cleaning up the entire scope of monsters. Therefore, this time Cheng Yang and the others had encountered many monster groups along the way.
When facing large monster groups, Cheng Yang without exception started off by opening the Redirection skill, and then by relying upon its formidable attack force, steam-rolled the other side. At the moment, Cheng Yang also did not begrudge on mana potions, and after rapidly eliminating the monster group, they continued forward. Even if there were hidden refugees underground calling for help, Cheng Yang and the others would ignore them, because even if they were rescued now, they couldn’t be taken away.
One hour later, after traveling for more than 10 kilometers, the team finally arrived at the eastern outskirt of Xiangcheng City. About 300 meters in front of their position was a channel out of the city. However, in that channel was packed full of the same type of monsters, a monster which Cheng Yang had already seen before, that was the Spotted Spider.
Seeing the scene in front of him no doubt gave Cheng Yang a huge headache.
The Spotted Spider was one of the few enchanted beasts in the first-order that could use remote attacks, and although the spider’s silk they spitted out might not do a lot of damage, but it did have a strong binding force. Against small groups of Spotted Spider Cheng Yang would have no fear, but here was enough to have thousands of Spotted Spider. It would be strange if Cheng Yang weren’t feeling a bit nervous.
“Lord, what are we gonna do now?” Yu Kai asked in a soft voice, “Fight or not fight?”
Cheng Yang thought for a moment, then said, “We won’t for the time being, the only powerful person on our team now is me, and who knows what special talent this Spotted Spider’s leader may have? First, we’ll go back and continue carrying out the rescues, after your strength is promoted to medium-order apprentice, then we’ll come back again and show these Spotted Spiders who’s unlucky.”
“Okay!” Yu Kai and the others supported the decision. They didn’t know that there was a territory altar at the opposite side of this channel, otherwise they wouldn’t have so readily agreed.
Cheng Yang and others didn’t dare disturb these enchanted beasts, they quietly slipped past, and then continue to head north.
From his arms Cheng Yang pulled out a map, which was drawn based on his past memories of Xiangcheng City after the apocalypse. Inside the map had no buildings marker, the only person that could understand this map was Cheng Yang himself.
At the time, on this map were a few special places that Cheng Yang had marked down, one of which was the east channel. For the other four marked locations, one was the north channel, while the remaining three were distributed in Xiangcheng City.
These three distribution points in Xiangcheng City, there was one close to the main city, which Cheng Yang had never been to. The other two points were further away from the main city, at the time Cheng Yang’s goal was one of them, it was located on the path of the search and rescue team.
Along the way, Cheng Yang and the others slowed down a lot. They did not only have to face a variety of monsters, but also search and rescue people.
From the east channel to the location Cheng Yang marked on the map was a straight distance of five kilometers, but on this five kilometers, there were seven rescue points. Therefore, Cheng Yang and the others had to make a few detours. And coupled with the delay caused by the search and rescue operation, by the time they arrived at the mark location, it was already close to two o’clock in the afternoon.
Appear before their eyes was not a monster, but a white-colored light screen. Its outward appearance was exactly the same as the Scarlet Church instance entrance within the territory.
Yes, this was an instance entrance, and it also belonged to the low-grade instance. Moreover, this instance was not of the Scarlet Church, but a new kind of instance.
If Cheng Yang had known the initial state of the instances was the strange stone, the first thing he would had done coming back was immediately search at all the known positions the instance existed, and find these stone one by one, and then throw them into Luo Feng Village station.
But in this world there was no such thing as regret medicine, unless Cheng Yang could be reborn once again. Only that possibility and the possibility of humanity suddenly became immortal was completely impossible to achieve. Being able to reborn once was already unthinkable, but wanting to reborn twice? After Cheng Yang came out with this idea, he just chuckled, because this was a joke.
Although this was only the lowest grade instance, but it was not something any person could just casually go in. If a team weren’t full of medium-order apprentice professions, then entering the lowest grade instance was a road to disaster. Take a look at the normal difficulty level of the Scarlet Church instance, the most powerful being in it was an enchanted beast in the first late-order. Going in with only a five-man team, that was purely courting death.
The instance in front and the Scarlet Church instance were different, the Scarlet Church instance was a small-sized instance, each time they entered, the maximum number of people was five. And this instance was a medium-sized instance, the maximum number of people that could enter at a time is 50 people. After this was large-scale instance, which had an entry limit of 500 people. As for any other size instance after that, Cheng Yang didn’t know, because the biggest verified instance in his past life was a large-sized instance.
Cheng Yang had once entered this instance in the past, inside was a huge canyon known as Undead Canyon, which was also the name of this instance.
It was not known how Undead Canyon appeared, but the item produced inside of it was associated with magician. What was important was that by obtaining the first clearance of this instance, a huge benefit would be given, a benefit that Cheng Yang himself could use.
Cheng Yang chose to transfer to magician not only because of his talent, a part of it was also due to this instance. However, Cheng Yang was currently not in urgent need for the item that came from this instance, so he wasn’t in a hurry to come. Since he was at the time here, he didn’t mind getting the instance clearance now.
“Lord, is this an instance?” The dumbfounded Yu Kai after a brief moment of delay, finally uttered a sentence.
Cheng Yang had yet to speak, Liu Hao said, “Why are you speaking such nonsense? Can’t you see that it is identical to the portal in our territory?”
Yu Kai said, “I know, but I just wasn’t sure of it.”
“All right, don’t argue.” Cheng Yang said, “Although this instance is also a low-grade instance, but it’s a medium-sized one, as 50 people can enter at a time. Of course, correspondingly the instance clearance difficulty will be much higher than the Scarlet Church.”
Niu Bing who was next to them listening was confused, he immediately asked, “Lord, we only have 35 people here. To challenge an instance meant for 50 people, won’t it be difficult?”
Cheng Yang said, “There will be some difficulties, but aren’t I here? As long as we are careful, there shouldn’t be any problem.”
Niu Bing no longer said anything, Cheng Yang’s formidable strength was obvious to everyone in Luo Feng Village. So far, they hadn’t discovered a matter that Cheng Yang couldn’t handle. And now that Cheng Yang said it like this, it showed that he was fairly confident.
Cheng Yang was pretty confident now, if in the past, he would not be too sure of himself with more than 30 people clearing this instance. Even if the team were full with 50 people, plus himself, he might not be able to succeed. But at the time he had the Redirection skill. This skill to some extent was a BUG, especially when there was a high disparity of strength between each other.
Then, Cheng Yang let the team hold hand to hand in front of the instance, and then he immediately chose to enter the instance.
Everyone felt only a brief moment past, but the surrounding environment in front of them had undergone great changes.
If the place they they were before were a ruin, then here could be described as a graveyard of death, everywhere was full of dry bones. This was a canyon, the gap of the canyon stretched far in white.
“Kyaah……” One of the women in the team after seeing such a scene, suddenly screamed in fear.
A profession nearby immediately pulled her, and easily covered her mouth to stop the sound.
Cheng Yang calmly said, “It doesn’t matter, the monsters in here can’t hear sound, if you are afraid, you can continue screaming. But don’t run around, the monster in here is very dense, if you are separated from the team, you probably can’t last for ten seconds.”
Cheng Yang’s voice had just faded, the ground in the middle of the canyon began moving slightly. Wrong! The ground wasn’t moving, but the dry bones on the ground was moving.
Liu Hao was worthy of being called a game veteran, immediately he exclaimed, “Lord, the monsters in this instance shouldn’t be skeletons, right?”
Cheng Yang indifferently smiled and said, “That’s right, but unfortunately there is no reward for killing them. If you want to add a little terror, this can be called the skeleton sea, but the scale is pretty small.”
Liu Hao confidently said, “Good, today let me take a good look at the power of this skeleton sea. Hey, don’t know if the world has any necromancer, if there isn’t, there would be a lot less fun.”
Cheng Yang did not answer him. Did the world have necromancer? Cheng Yang didn’t know, but if there were necromancers, then he was afraid it wouldn’t be so fun.
Several people mumbled among themselves. Those bones unexpected began to rapidly move, and then quickly assembled together, forming skeletons. Then, they stood up trembling.
The scene in front left these atheism educated young people stunned, but they also knew that this world couldn’t be explained with common sense.
Hundreds of skeletons standing together looked to be quite imposing, and if they were holding a sword in their hands, rather than bone stick, then the scene would be perfect. Cheng Yang was aware that any person looking down upon these bones stick would have the misfortune of dying, because they were no worse than swords in term of destruction.
The skeleton group as if receiving some type of instructions, flushed quickly toward Cheng Yang and the others.
“Prepare for battle!” Cheng Yang shouted, then he began selecting five remote professions. It included Yu Kai, Niu Bing, and three other magicians.
Redirection skill instantly launched……