Chapter 71- Stone Forest
“No, your talent is good. If something unexpected happens, it would be a great loss to the territory.” Cheng Yang said.
Zhao Chuan had something he wanted to say, but was stopped by the motion of Cheng Yang’s hand. Zhao Chuan let out a sigh, he then turned and walked away.
After a long time had passed, Zhao Chuan returned, but this time he wasn’t alone. He was followed by a 24-25 years old young man. Cheng Yang didn’t know this man, he should have just transferred after Zhao Chuan became captain. [TLN: In case you forgot, Cheng Yang was one of the captain of the brigade before handing it over to Zhao Chuan.]
Standing before Cheng Yang, Zhao Chuan said, “Lord, his name is Wang Cheng. He is willing to assist Lord with the task.”
Cheng Yang nodded and said, “Do you know the risk involved with this mission?”
Wang Cheng bluntly stated, “I know, at the worst I’ll die. This damn apocalypse, in the end who knows which day they would end up dying? Anyway since that might happen to me, I would prefer if my death be at least of some value. Lord, I only hope that after I die that you take good care of my family. I don’t expect them to become profession. It’s fine as long as they can have a peaceful and steady life.”
Cheng Yang was deeply moved. People with this kind of mindset in the apocalypse was indeed only a minority. Although there were plenty of people in this world struggling at the edge of life and death, but how many of them were capable of confronting it head-on?
“Rest assured, whether or not you are able to smoothly return, you will receive the proper reward.” Cheng Yang said.
Zhao Chuan once again said, “Lord, in the end what is this matter? If the risk is too high……”
Cheng Yang knew that Zhao Chuan wanted to persuade him, so immediately he said, “Don’t mention it, I have a sense of proportion. I also control the entire Luo Feng Village as well as the fate of tens of thousands of villagers in my hands, so I don’t want to die anytime soon.”
Hearing that, Zhao Chuan knew he was incapable of persuading him.
After Zhao Chuan was sent away, he immediately set off with Wang Cheng.
Ten minutes later, Cheng Yang and Wang Cheng arrived next to the random gate.
Wang Cheng had a puzzled look on his face. Cheng Yang began explaining the function of the random gate to the other side, and then said, “Wang Cheng, after you are transmitted over, in the event that you aren’t immediately attacked, find a place to hide and don’t move. Wait for me to get there, then I’ll arrange the next step.”
Wang Cheng nodded, the look in his eyes became firm, he said, “Don’t worry, Lord. Although I’m not afraid of dying, but it’s best to have a natural death.”
Having said that, Wang Cheng then raised the iron sword in his hand, and step into the portal.
After Wang Cheng disappeared into the portal, Cheng Yang without hesitation, immediately turned and ran down toward Luo Feng Village.
A few minutes later, Cheng Yang rushed inside the village and came before the warrior’s statue. He opened up the warrior’s statue properties panel, and found the transfer’s quota inside is at full capacity, making him instantly relieved.
Wang Cheng’s profession was warrior. If he were killed after being transmitted over, then the warrior’s transfer quota would be vacated a spot.
This was the method Cheng Yang came up with, it was also the only way to test the safety of the random gate. Of course, this approach also had some risks, but rather than being directly transmitted over, it was no doubt much safer.
Cheng Yang once again rushed to the location of the random gate. Along the way, people could only see a faint afterimage.
As he stood in front of the random gate, Cheng Yang took a deep breath before stepping inside.
This was the first time Cheng Yang was transmitted through a random gate. This feeling of weightlessness made him feel like he was falling from a great height. Fortunately, this feeling was very short. When he recovered his senses, he found himself standing in a bare stone forest.
“This isn’t Yunnan province, right?” Cheng Yang mumbled. In the country, the most famous stone forest was in Yunnan province.
But then he couldn’t be sure, after the earthquake that started the apocalypse happened, who knew how many stone forest god ended up creating?
Suddenly, a head popped out from a stone not too far away, and waved at Cheng Yang.
Cheng Yang swept a look at the stone, and saw the person poking his head out was Wang Cheng who he first sent over.
When Cheng Yang ran over, and saw Wang Cheng’s hiding place, he couldn’t help but chuckle, “Ha ha, you did pretty well finding this place. This place can allow a person to stay hidden for ten days to half a month without fear of being discovered by a monster.”
Wang Cheng broadly grinned and said, “Lord, it seems my luck is quite good, otherwise how else could I be safe and sound in such a high-risk task. What do I need to do next?”
Cheng Yang smiled and said, “Your task has been completed. Now all you have to do is hide here until the end of the transmission time. Once it’s up, we’ll automatically return to the territory.”
During the transmission, Cheng Yang and Wang Cheng had been prompted the transmission time. It tells them that the random gate’s duration is seven hours. According to Cheng Yang’s calculation, the portal should have been in place for two hours before it was discovered. That means in another five hours the random gate will disappear. Not only that, below their properties panel was a countdown, which now displayed 5:03:42.
Wang Cheng hesitated for a moment, but in the end kept his mouth shut. He was well aware of his own strength. The battle ahead, it would be impossible for him to assist the Lord. Rather than holding the Lord back, hiding here would at least not constraint the hands and feet of the Lord.
“Wang Cheng, do you know where this place is?” Cheng Yang surveyed the surrounding, and casually said.
Wang Cheng said, “Where the specific locations is I don’t know, but there’s one thing I am sure of, that is we have definitely gone abroad.”
“Oh, really?” Cheng Yang was momentarily surprised, “Why?”
Wang Cheng said, “It’s simple. Lord, you can tell from the sun. Where our Luo Feng Village is at the sun is set, but here the sun is up in the sky.”
Cheng Yang suddenly awakened. Apparently, his observation wasn’t attentive enough.
“Alright, you go hide first. I’m ready to set off.” Cheng Yang said.
Wang Cheng immediately said, “Lord, you must pay attention to safety.”
Wang Cheng was saying this from his heart, after all, whether the people of Luo Feng Village cold continue surviving in the apocalypse, to a large extent depended on Cheng Yang being alive. If Cheng Yang had an accident, whether Luo Feng Village could keep this kind of rapid growth it had then, no one could say for sure.
Cheng Yang nodded. After Wang Cheng went into hiding, he chose a direction to move forward.
Walked less than ten steps, when all of a sudden Cheng Yang felt a sense of panic in his heart, as if something bad were about to happen. He quickly looked around, but nothing was discovered.
Cheng Yang didn’t take any chances, and choose to walk along a secluded path. Not more than a few seconds later, suddenly there came a sharp whistling sound in the air. When he looked up, he found a massive silhouette passing by from the air.
“****! What is this monster?” Cheng Yang’s mood was filled with fear. Even when confronted with his death, he wasn’t this frightened.
This silhouette was truly huge. Although the other side was still more than tens of thousands of meters from the ground, but it still gave people a great deal of pressure. This guy looked a little like the western dragon in the mythology world. Its several hundreds of feet long figure was sufficient to cause any aircraft before the apocalypse feel inferior.
Was it an enchanted beast or alienation beast? Cheng Yang didn’t know, but it was reasonable to say that even if it were an alienation beast with high strength, should it have such a degree of change? If it were an enchanted beast, with it approaching the end of the tenth day of the apocalypse, would there be such a powerful enchanted beast? Wasn’t this just asking for humanity to be wiped out?
Although Cheng Yang wasn’t aware of the strength level of the jumbo silhouette in the sky, but it was definitely not as simple as a second or third order enchanted beast. It might possibly be a fifth or sixth and so. Of course, it was on the premise that these levels existed.
Suddenly, Cheng Yang thought of a possibility. Perhaps when god remodeled this world, like in the game, the Earth was divided into numerous regions. In the vicinity of the main city belonged to low-level monster group, while the area he was at at the time belonged to high-level monster.
After letting his imagination run loose, Cheng Yang still didn’t get an answer. At this time, the giant flying beast in the air had let his line of sight.
Cheng Yang wiped the cold sweat off his forehead that emerged unexpectedly without notice. He gave a wry smile, and then continued to explore forward.
Now he had become more cautious, because he was worried that he might’ve indeed been in a high-level monster region.
There was also another matter that was giving Cheng Yang a hard time, in the end where exactly was this treasure or opportunity? Although Cheng Yang had already experienced the apocalypse, but the random gate wasn’t based on any pattern, because the location of its transmission wasn’t fixed. Let alone Cheng Yang’s one year experience in apocalypse, even if you give him 100 years, he would not fully understand his current situation.
After Cheng Yang noted the transmission’s central point, he did a circular exploration outward. This stone forest was indeed a troublesome terrain. It’s easy for people to get lost inside of it. However, Cheng Yang wasn’t worried about getting lost, otherwise he wouldn’t freely roam around like this.
Suddenly, a leopard-sized rat sprang out from a cavern in front. Regarding the size of this huge animal, Cheng Yang was surprised, not to mention this rat wasn’t strange to him.
Cheng Yang immediately rushed forward to confront the rat. With his staff waved, an ice puck instantly shot out, accurately hitting the rat’s chest.
After the rat had eaten this attack, it wasn’t yet killed, instead it rushed moved forward with its mouth making loud squeaking noise toward Cheng Yang.
This rat wasn’t a first early-order monster, but had reached the existence of a first late-order. If the equipment weren’t included, its strength would be equal to that of Cheng Yang.
Cheng Yang was a remote profession, and coupled with his speed being faster than enchanted beast of the same order, this rat was doomed to a fate of tragedy.
After two ice pucks, this rat fell to the ground. Cheng Yang also received 4 power values.
Cheng Yang had just heaved a sigh of relief when all of a sudden he saw another rat drilled out from the cavern.
“****, did I just poke a rat’s nest?” Cheng Yang cursed inwardly, as he waved his magic staff to kill this rat.