Chapter 57- Blackwater Crocodile
The speed that Cheng Yang and his party proceeds wasn’t the slightest bit slow. Cheng Yang didn’t need to spend any time dealing with the scattered monsters, and with him on the team, his fellow professions didn’t need to waste energy avoiding large-sized monster group that they were incapable of resisting. The cooperation between the two sides was very well coordinated, and the harvest gained was also in abundance.
When they arrived at the entrance of the Undead Canyon instance, Cheng Yang led everyone and drilled inside once again. Strictly speaking, although this instance didn’t take much time, but on the efficiency of earning power value, the outside simply couldn’t compare with this copy.
After some fighting, Cheng Yang and his party left the instance. This time harvest compared with the previous was just too poor, not only did it not have the spirit of Ice and Snow, but even the equipment burst had been reduced a notch. In addition to an iron-grade equipment, the rest was ordinary equipment.
Fortunately, Cheng Yang didn’t hold too much hope on this time harvest, therefore he wasn’t bothered by it. He knew that in order to get good equipment, apart from manufacturing them by craft, the only way was to rely on hard-difficulty instance.
Then, Cheng Yang began to rush to the next place. On the map Cheng Yang annotated, in addition to the city center, and the two channels out of the city, was a final point.
However, before going there, the team had to first detour to several rescue points to begin their search and rescue operation.
Along the way, they didn’t encounter anything that was too much of a danger. Unless the team encountered a large community of long-ranged enchanted beast, otherwise Cheng Yan would have no fear when facing any other types of large monster group. After spending three to four hours, Cheng Yang finally arrived at the last point.
In front of them was a monster group that could only be described as huge. Cheng Yang estimated that this quantity shouldn’t be any less than 1,500 enchanted beasts, a scale that was even greater than the monster group guarding the channel. Cheng Yang knew that this monster group’s strength wasn’t only reflected by its size, the most important key was that inside had two enchanted beasts with strength that reached as powerful as first late-order.
In the previous apocalypse, after humanity won Luo Feng Village by exterminating the monster group residing inside it, they discovered this monster group, but at that time no one had any idea what this monster group was guarding. And second, the strength of this monster group wasn’t any weaker than the monster group guarding the field station. Relatively speaking, the role of field station far surpassed any treasure, but the Gods considered the field station as a basic need for human evolution, as a result the strength of the monsters guarding them were reduced.
However, wild treasures weren’t the same. Thinking about it, the Spirit Bone Staff, Cheng Yang had previously obtained was considered a wild treasure that was guarded in the wild. It was important to know, whether it was the monster guarding the field station or the city channel, there was only a single first late-order enchanted beast.
The monster group in front had two first late-order enchanted beasts, it could be imagined how powerful the items inside might be.
Cheng Yang was clear what’s hidden inside, which was why he was so eager to attain this thing. If he waited until the day after tomorrow to defeat this monster group, it might be more difficult to obtain. Because ten days after the apocalypse, the enchanted beasts in the wild would welcome its first evolution, with nearly 5% of the first early-order enchanted beast advancing to medium-order. This was a human catastrophe.
When that happened, this monster group with more than 1,000 enchanted beasts would have more than 50 first medium-order monsters. And if the two first late-order leaders after this period also gained a skill, even if Cheng Yang led all the profession in Luo Feng Village to come, he wouldn’t dare take this monster group lightly.
“Hao, you guys go find a place to hide, I’ll attack first. If you can exterminate the leaders, that’s great. If not, it’s also fine to consume some of the other side’s forces.” Cheng Yang told in a whisper.
Liu Hao didn’t agree with the decision, he said, “Lord, going by yourself is too dangerous. Why don’t we find a safe place for you to use Redirection, and then fight with them head-on?”
Cheng Yang looked around and said, “Currently in this world, is there a place that is absolutely safe? Take a look at those destroyed residential buildings, while we are standing on top of them the monster won’t be able hit us, but the two first late-order monsters definitely have the ability to break down the walls, and collapse the foundation. Therefore, the safest solution is for me to go alone. After all, I have the speed that these monsters can’t match, and even if I can’t beat them, escaping isn’t a problem. What you need to do is find a distant place to hide, so you don’t get discovered by the enchanted beast group. If you can, after I lead the enchanted beasts away, take the guarded treasures, that would be better. Of course, this matter must be within our capabilities, and not forced.”
Liu Hao found himself unable to persuade Cheng Yang, and couldn’t refute his viewpoint, so he had to comply. Immediately, he withdrew the team 200-300 meters back along with Lee Wanshan and Niu Bing, and then went to look for a secluded place to hide.
Once Liu Hao and the others left, Cheng Yang carefully checked the surrounding terrain. There were many places available that he can put to use.
Cheng Yang first selected a narrow channel, which used to be an alley, but after the earthquake occurred, the houses on both sides completely collapsed. Now all that was left of the two sides was a wall formed from the destroyed concrete.
The intelligence of enchanted beast wasn’t high, so long as there was a path directly to the enemy, they wouldn’t bother to take another path. So even though the remnants of thick walls on both sides couldn’t resist the attack from the enchanted beast, but as long as the road in front of them was unimpeded, they wouldn’t attack the walls on either side.
After Cheng Yang determined his strategy, he immediately dashed out from his hidden location behind the wall, and went straight to the enchanted beast herd.
These enchanted beasts ahead of him weren’t the same as the small-category enchanted beast they had been facing like the Bloodthirsty Jackal, but instead ferocious crocodiles. They were called Blackwater Crocodile, their body size was huge, and they looked terribly frightening, but in fact they were only rank first early-order.
Of course, compared with ordinary first early-order enchanted beast, they also had their own advantages. For them, it was their strong defense and high health value, but in term of speed, they were a lot slower.
In the previous apocalypse, people with probing skill discovered that the health value of the Blackwater Crocodile reached 40 points, and had a physical defense of 3 points, even the magic defense was 2 points. It was an absolute model for thick-fleshed.
Some people with obsessive-compulsive disorder wanted to figure out a problem. How did these Blackwater Crocodiles live on land? However, it was clear that one year after the apocalypse no one was able to come up with an answer. The only explanation was that the Gods made it that way. There was nothing that could be done about it, who made the opposite party so formidable? Having no sharks on land was already a huge mercy.
Cheng Yang’s appearance immediately attracted the attention of these bloodthirsty fellows. Quickly, they began making their way toward the incoming Cheng Yang, with their four-stout legs constantly dancing on the ground, but their speed honestly didn’t increase by much.
After Cheng Yang rushed within attacking distance, he immediately launched an attack with Ice Puck. One infant head-sized Ice Puck hit a Blackwater Crocodile, immediately causing the other side to let out a scream. The Ice Puck after breaking, turned into ice dregs shrouding the surface of the Blackwater Crocodile’s body, suffusing it with blue light.
The Ice Puck slowing effect was unable to manifest on these ordinary Blackwater Crocodile, because all these Blackwater Crocodile attacked by Cheng Yang died from a single attack.
By the time these Blackwater Crocodile charged toward Cheng Yang’s side, there were already more than 10 dead bodies. The remaining Blackwater Crocodile seemed to not care about these dead bodies, and continue their assault forward.
Cheng Yang naturally couldn’t sit still waiting for death, even if his strength were powerful, he wouldn’t dare be surrounded by more than 1,000 crocodiles, not to mention in these Blackwater Crocodiles, there were a few first-medium order, and even had existence with first late-order strength. At once, he made a u-turn and headed toward the narrow channel he had previously selected. In just a few breath, Cheng Yang made his way inside the narrow channel.
This narrow channel was only two meters wide, with the Blackwater Crocodile’s huge body, it was only able to accommodate up to three at the same time, therefore the threat to Cheng Yang had gotten much smaller.
A few seconds after Cheng Yang stormed inside the narrow channel, a large group of Blackwater Crocodile came in. Cheng Yang now happened to defend the entrance of the narrow channel, immediately he cast out an Ice Thorn. Suddenly, from the sky emerged multiple huge 10 meters long ice thorns, making its way downward toward the Blackwater Crocodile at the bottom.
At the time the Blackwater Crocodile was densely packed with extrusion at the narrow channel entrance. This attack from Cheng Yang was able to cover 7-8 enchanted beasts. However, two Blackwater Crocodiles managed to cross the front of the entrance, and directly took a bite at Cheng Yang.
Had to say, the speed of these guys were really too slow. They had yet to land a bite on Cheng Yang, and he had already managed to slip out a few meters away. Another Ice Puck was quickly launched, killing one of the Blackwater Crocodile.
Finally, the sole Blackwater Crocodile as if exhausting all of its potential, once more crawled toward Cheng Yang. But right behind it, already had twenty to thirty Blackwater Crocodiles squeezing through the entrance, followed by a charge toward Cheng Yang. The distance between the two sides were about 7-8 meters.
But how could Cheng Yang miss such a good opportunity, immediately another Ice Thorn was launched, instantly turning eight enchanted beasts into corpse. Then, he followed up with an Ice Puck, solving the Blackwater Crocodile in front of him. If not for Cheng Yang’s Ice Thorn skill having a two seconds cooldown, his monsters killing efficient would be higher.
The number of Blackwater Crocodile was indeed too much, with the death of only a dozen or so enchanted beasts, it wouldn’t have any effect. Couldn’t it be seen from the large group of Blackwater Crocodiles making their way into the narrow channel?
Cheng Yang stood in the narrow channel and crazily massacred the incoming Blackwater Crocodiles, but he didn’t resist them head-on, instead he slowly retreated while killing a few.
The narrow channel was then mostly filled with Blackwater Crocodile, it could be said to be a death channel, basically every meter would leave behind 2-3 Blackwater Crocodiles corpses. The most crucial point was that the narrow channel was two hundred to three hundred meters long. Wait until Cheng Yang was fully through this channel, once that happened the Blackwater Crocodile’s strength would be sapped.
Cheng Yang killed in all four directions, fully killing about 300 Blackwater Crocodiles, making his heart happy. Suddenly, he heard a noise coming from the rear. Quickly, he looked back, suddenly he received a fright that wasn’t light.
Originally, in his expected export location, there was a swarm of enchanted beasts unexpectedly darted toward this side. This type of enchanted beast Cheng Yang had encountered, that was the Green Anorak, and their number was a lot, rushed into the channel was no fewer than 20 of them.