Chapter 59- Guardian Temple
The brief halt ended in a blink of an eye, allowing the Blackwater Crocodile’s giant tail to resume its course toward Cheng Yang. Seeing the tail come his way, Cheng Yang used his Spirit Bone Staff to violently slam onto the incoming giant tail. With the force of the rebound, Cheng Yang once again rose one meter high into the air, letting him narrowly evade the Blackwater Crocodile leader’s attack.
Cheng Yang fell heavily to the ground three meters away. Just now, the Spirit Bone Staff and the Blackwater Crocodile’s tail had made a direct contact; the huge rebound did not only launch him away, but it also let his arm burst in aching pain. On physical strength, four Cheng Yangs together couldn’t match the strength of this Blackwater Crocodile’s leader. Just that short confrontation had let him eat some hidden loss.
Fortunately, he was finally out of the encirclement ring. Now the initiative finally returned to Cheng Yang’s hands.
Cheng Yang couldn’t help but show a bit of a sneer on his lip. At once, he shot an Ice Puck to the head of the Blackwater Crocodile’s leader that had just attacked him.
The Blackwater Crocodile’s leader naturally didn’t have the ability to escape from Cheng Yang’s attack. The Ice Puck landed on its forehead, immediately causing it to send out an excruciating scream filled with pain.
The ordinary Blackwater Crocodiles in the surrounding hadn’t been idling around either, as they flocked their way toward Cheng Yang. Looking down from the sky, dense mass of tiny dots could be seen covering the ground, even a space for a foothold couldn’t be found.
Cheng Yang didn’t dare compete with these enchanted beast in strength. Once again he drew back, while at the same time shot an Ice Puck at the Blackwater Crocodile’s leader. The Ice Puck seemed to only annoy the Blackwater Crocodile’s leader more, as it continued to angrily rush over to Cheng Yang.
At this same time, the other Blackwater Crocodile’s leader had also recovered from its frozen state, following his companion on its quest to swallow Cheng Yang into its belly.
Cheng Yang sneered at their actions. The moment these guys failed to surround him had set them on a path to a tragic end. Again an Ice Puck flew out, once more hitting the Blackwater Crocodile’s leader 10 meters away from his location. This Blackwater Crocodile’s leader finally let out its dying cries, as it slowly collapsed down to the ground.
He had to say, this Blackwater Crocodile’s skin was really hard and tough. Normally, when facing a common first late-order enchanted beast, Cheng Yang only needed three Ice Pucks to kill it, but this guy in front of him actually needed four to finally die.
Next, Cheng Yang switched his target to the second Blackwater Crocodile’s leader. In spite of the fact that the group of Blackwater Crocodiles was then four hundred to five hundred feets away from Cheng Yang, but with the exception of the Blackwater Crocodile’s leader, the rest of these enchanted beast didn’t even have half of Cheng Yang’s speed, so Cheng Yang wasn’t too worried.
This Blackwater Crocodile’s leader took the lead in rushing at him. In less than a few seconds, it followed its companion’s footsteps.
Cheng Yang couldn’t wait to kill the rest of the enchanted beasts, but first he had to find a safe place for him to release Ice Thorn.
Of course, Cheng Yang had thought of calling out Liu Hao and the others. However, if he didn’t use Redirection, the role they were able to play wouldn’t be big, and if he did use Redirection, their defense couldn’t support the Blackwater Crocodile’s attacks for a long period of time. So after a brief thought, he decided to give up the idea.
Cheng Yang retreated at a constant speed, while looking for the right place.
It didn’t take long, he really did find a wonderful hiding place. Before the apocalypse, this should be a gentle slope, but perhaps due to the earthquake, it turned into a cross section, making the top layer 3-4 meters higher than the bottom. As long as Cheng Yang keep his back to the cross section, he’d only need to worry about the Blackwater Crocodiles in front.
As long as Cheng Yang wasn’t in a siege with a first medium-order or higher Blackwater Crocodile, even if the number were more he had no fear. As for the first late-order, now they had been killed by Cheng Yang, so there was no need to worry.
At this time, the Blackwater Crocodile in the passageway had massacred all of the Green Anorak, and began to drill out from the inside. Relatively speaking, the Blackwater Crocodile’s fighting strength was slightly stronger than the Green Anorak, and added to the great disparity in quantity between the two sides, these Green Anorak desperate counter-attacks also failed to give the Blackwater Crocodile too much of a trouble.
Cheng Yang rushed full speed toward the cross section. Feeling Mother Earth against his back, Cheng Yang felt his heart gained a lot of stability.
“Ice puck……” Cheng Yang’s shout attracted the Blackwater Crocodiles group to rush to this side. His goal was simple, that is to make the group of Blackwater Crocodile crowd together as much as possible. His Ice Thorn skill had no volume restriction, which meant as long as it was within this range, they would be attacked.
10 seconds later, the Blackwater Crocodile group rushed to Cheng Yang’s side. The scattered enchanted beasts had been killed off by his Ice Puck, so the only thing remaining were the dense mass of Blackwater Crocodile coming his way.
Cheng Yang didn’t show any modesty, as he had carried the Blackwater Crocodile’s attack, while simultaneously spammed his Ice Thorn skill. Looking at his power value continuously increase, Cheng Yang was very pleased.
The group of Blackwater Crocodile also had a certain number of first medium-order monster, but because Cheng Yang didn’t need to take into account all sides, whenever he saw a big fellow, he could find them at first sight. Then, he would focus his attention on them. They simply didn’t have the opportunity to rush to Cheng Yang’s side, before being killed by him.
After a few minutes, Cheng Yang had already killed off most of the Blackwater Crocodile, leaving only some sporadic existence remaining.
At this time, Liu Hao and the others suddenly came out from a pile of rubble on the left side. With a war cry coming out of their mouth, they rushed toward the scattered enchanted beast. In a short period of time, all Blackwater Crocodile were eliminated.
“Bet you were specifically looking for an opportunity to win the fruits of victory, right?” Cheng Yang snappily gave them a dirty look, as he laughingly ridiculed them.
Liu Hao laughed and said, “Lord, do we dare rob the fruits of your victory? As a matter of fact, after watching you fight so hard, we can’t help but want to come out and assist! Furthermore, with your net worth and killing efficiency, this power value shouldn’t mean much, am I right?”
Cheng Yang wasn’t really blaming them, he smiled and said, “You and your sly tongue. Did you follow my instruction to get the item the group of Blackwater Crocodile was guarding?”
Liu Hao said, “No, just now we saw many crocodiles besiege you so we fear…… hehe(laugh), you know, therefore we decided to wait nearby.”
Cheng Yang’s heart was suffused with warmth. Although he knew the strength of Liu Hao and the others wouldn’t be much of a help if he encountered danger; however, this feeling of concern, still made him very happy. After the apocalypse happened, the relationship between people was more or less filled with intrigue and distrust. People that could truly care for others were rare.
“Ok, let’s go have a look in the end what the hell these guys were guarding.” Cheng Yang said with a calm smile shown on his face.
Next, the team under the leadership of Cheng Yang quickly went through a team battle in the direction of the passageway. Afterward, they arrived at the Blackwater Crocodile’s gathering place.
On the ground, laid a scroll-shaped item. This time was unlike the past, Cheng Yang had twice received this type of scroll-like item, but they were both skill scrolls. However, this time, Cheng Yang was certain it isn’t a skill scroll, but his long awaited territorial architectural drawing.
Putting aside the altar stone and the instances’ first clearance, this thing in front of him was one of the most precious items in Xiangcheng City.
Guardian Temple Architectural Drawing: The drawing record the method to construct the Guardian Temple. After being sacrificed to the altar, the territory will be allowed the permission to build the Guardian temple. (Guardian Temple: Special building, in the temple Lord can recruit territory guards. The strength of the territory guard is associated with the Lord’s strength, while the quantity is associated to the territory level.）
In his last life, the Guardian Temple was obtained by another Xiangcheng City’s station owner. However, for the general role of the Guardian Temple, Cheng Yang more or less had some knowledge.
The highest order the territory guards could be was lower than the Lord by a minor order. Their number wasn’t much, a level 1 village only gave permission to recruit 10, and every time the village upgraded a level, the number increased by 10. As for the amount of territory guard that could be recruited after the territory was upgraded to town, Cheng Yang had no clue.
Don’t underestimate the role of territory guards. These people were equivalent to the NPC (Non-Player Character) in the game world, completely taking orders from only the Lord himself. So as long as there was a strong army of territory guard, the statue of the Lord would be very firm.
You had to know that in accordance with the present rules, the Lord was the most powerful person within the territory, while the strength of the territory guard was only lower than the Lord by a minor order. Then, could you imagine how powerful an army of territorial guard would be?
When the Guardian Temple was built, Luo Feng Village would be able to recruit 20 first medium-order territory guards, who would wound up to be Cheng Yang’s most loyal subordinates.
However, the territorial guards was also subject to restriction, one of its biggest restriction was the inability to leave the scope of the territory. In other words, the territory guards could only defend, and couldn’t attack. Regarding this point, Cheng Yang also inferred from the performance of the previous apocalypse’s station owner, because the other side had never brought the territory guards out of the station.
“What is this thing? What is the skill called?” Liu Hao on the sideline saw Cheng Yang picked up the scroll, instantly became excited. He thought it was skill scroll, because yesterday he obtained a scroll, similar to its appearance.
Cheng Yang said, “This isn’t a skill scroll, but an architectural drawing. Later, when Luo Feng Village secures a foothold in the world, this scroll will play a very vital role. ”
“So fierce?” Liu Hao asked with a look of disbelief.
Cheng Yang immediately explains the role of the item to Liu Hao, which immediately left his mouth gaping.
After a long time, Liu Hao with a wry smile, said, “Lord, aren’t these guards too powerful? Directly having the strength of a minor order lower than your, while we still need to exhaust our effort into cultivation, which is completely unfair.”
Cheng Yang said, “Are you willing to stay all your life in the territory and not go out?”
“This…… You know what, forget it.” Liu Hao embarrassingly smiled, for this benefit he readily declined. Letting him stay a lifetime in Luo Feng Village? You might as well kill him.
Cheng Yang wasn’t concerned and showed a slight smile pasted on his face, and then he took the Guardian Temple architectural drawing into his arms.
Today, the main task had been completed, with the current time being was close to two o’clock in the afternoon. Cheng Yang and the others then set out again to search a few rescue points. With the success of a profession’s family rescued, they went home.
After returning to Luo Feng Village, the sky was completely dark.
In this trip, Cheng Yang and the others had saved nearly 3,000 people. Compared with the past few days, the amount had decreased, but it was enough to make Cheng Yang happy.
At this moment, Cheng Yang didn’t have enough time to inquire Yu Kai and others about today’s harvest, because he was eager conjure to up the territory guard.