Chapter 73- Narrow Victory
Cheng Yang immediately looked down at ground, and discovered in the slight far away distance was indeed these light blue power value stones.
A feeling of being pleasantly surprised welled up in Cheng Yang’s heart. From just the lvl 1 power value stones, he has harvested over 1,000 power values. If these really are a higher level power value stones, then how much power values can he possibly get from them?
Cheng Yang barely had time to go pick up the power value stones when suddenly from the depth of the cavern came a burst of squeaking. That sound unexpectedly matched exactly like those giant rats he had killed outside a moment ago.
“Damn! Don’t tell me there’s a giant rat in here? ” As Cheng Yang kept his eyes to the front of the cavern, he couldn’t help but cursed.
Sure enough, before he had a chance to make any further action, a percussive sound came from deep inside the cavern. Cheng Yang promptly braces himself, he doesn’t want to fail miserably in a very easy task.
Following a few short breaths, the highlight of two flashing light was suddenly knocked to the side of the cavern. After waiting for the distance figure to come closer, Cheng Yang discovered the figure to be a huge rat that was of a much larger size than those previous rats.
If the rats before were comparable to a leopard, then the rat rushing toward him now is at least as big as a black bear. When it run, even the ground are slightly trembling.
Seeing this scene, Cheng Yang was immediately aware that the situation isn’t good. Using his mind, a freeze spell was immediately release at the giant rat. Cheng Yang’s casting time was a second long. While he was casting the spell, the rat managed to shortened the original 20 meters distance to 10 meters.
Fortunately, the freeze spell doesn’t have a probability for success, so this giant rat was instantly frozen in place.
Cheng Yang didn’t dare have the slightest amount of slack, immediately he turned and ran towards the outside. At the same time, an ice puck was shot backward, hitting the giant rat’s forehead.
However, after releasing the ice puck, Cheng Yang ran only ten meters before the body surface of the giant rat started melting. Once again, it began chasing Cheng Yang.
In other words, the freeze spell he released only played an effect for one second, which is a full half of its original effect duration. Cheng Yang concluded that this monster is likely to be a first-peak order giant rat with some special skills or talent that can weakened his control skills.
It isn’t like Cheng Yang hasn’t killed a first peak-order enchanted beast before, but that was done in the Scarlet Church instance. Moreover, he did it while staying at the top of the treetop without fear of being attacked by the other side. But now he is in a narrow cavern, let alone being in a favorable terrain, on the contrary it made him at a disadvantage.
In a blink of an eye, the ice puck hit the giant rat. However, the huge brunt impact didn’t influence the giant rat one bit. After the ice puck shattered apart, a lot of ice debris scattered all over the floor, the slow effect also failed to triggered.
At this point, the giant rat is only 20 meters away from Cheng Yang. While running, Cheng Yang quickly shot off another ice puck.
Cheng Yang made rapid calculations inside of his head, this giant rat’s magic defense should be around 8 points, which means each of his attack will only caused over 30 points of damage. With this monster first peak-order strength, its health should be around 240 points. So if he want to kill the other side, then he need to at least hit it more than seven times.
And now he only released two rounds of attack, and the other side has close to a distance of 10 meters. Before the monster overtake him, he still have one more opportunity to attack.
What to do with the remaining rounds of attack? Based on the monster first peak-order strength, it only need to attack three times to kill him. So as long as he take a bottle of health potion, he’ll surely have the opportunity to kill the other side first.
Killing this first peak-order giant rat don’t seem to be too much of a problem, but it’s just a single monster. Who knows how many peak-order giant rats are in this cavern?
If you can’t get a certain amount of power value stones, then his action could even be deemed as a loss. Does killing a first peak-order giant rat any good? Isn’t it worth only 8 points of power value?
Currently, Cheng Yang didn’t have time to think about these things. He could only take it one step at a time.
He immediately released another ice puck, hitting the giant rat’s chest. Once again, it uttered a miserable cries.
Cheng Yang’s good luck came to end at this time, as the giant rat launched its claw directly at Cheng Yang’s head. Cheng Yang tilted his body to dodge, making the huge claws veer off target, and landed on his shoulder. Suddenly, he was sent flying out.
“It’s strength is truly huge! “Cheng Yang gloomily muttered. Once both of his feets landed on the ground, he instantly shot off an ice puck.
The giant rat has just retracted its huge claw, and was ready to charge again when it suddenly got hit by Cheng Yang’s Yang ice puck. Mood of intense anger instantly welled up in its chest, causing it to unleashed maddening roars to the heaven. While roaring, it charged straight toward Cheng Yang.
Cheng Yang reckoned that attack should be aimed at his forehead, right? Although Cheng Yang knows that with the current strength of enchanted beast, their attacks shouldn’t come with a special effect, but he didn’t dare take the risk. By virtue of his more than a year of combat experience, he nimbly evaded the fatal location, but the right side of his body was still hit by the giant’s rat head.
Like a trapeze artist he was once again thrown into the air, ejecting outward for seven to eight meters before impacting against the wall with a loud bang. A piercing pain permeates his entire body. It appears that this first peak-order enchanted beast is really not something to be trifled with.
A mouthful of blood ejected from Cheng Yang’s mouth. The scene looks really horrible, but Cheng Yang’s injury was only 30 points.
Currently, Cheng Yang’s health was only at 20 points. In the event that he suffer another attack, perhaps he might have to go meet with King Yama. As for the possibility of getting another chance at rebirth, the thought has never crossed Cheng Yang’s mind.
“Shit! Here we go again…… “Cheng Yang barely had any breathing room. He could see the giant rat rushing at him. Cheng Yang knows that escaping has no meaning, and immediately shot an ice puck.
At the same time, Cheng Yang held a bottle of health potion in one hand, and rapidly poured it into his mouth.
The giant rat accelerated its speed. He saw a streak of blur fast approaching close to him. And at this moment, Cheng Yang’s health potion has yet to make its way down his belly…..
Cheng Yang’s mind was in constant worried. The ice puck hit the middle of the giant rat’s forehead. Immediately, he saw the ice puck shattered into pieces, and covered the surface of the giant’s rat body, causing its speed to be instantly reduced.
Looking at this situation, how can Cheng Yang not understand that the slowing effect of the ice puck was triggered at this time. Containing his feeling of ecstasy at this situation, he quickly ran out of the giant rat’s attack range. Shortly afterward, the health potion displayed its effect, returning Cheng Yang’s life back to full health.
A wisp of a happy smile emerged on Cheng Yang’s face. He immediate shot off another ice puck while the giant rat haven’t recovered from the slowing effect, which didn’t give it the chance to avoid, and it was directly hit.
“Squeak..squeak…!” The shrill screams expressing the anger and uneasiness of the giant rat can be heard resounding throughout the cavern.
Experiencing trials of hardship in his past life, Cheng Yang isn’t the kind to be soft-hearted. Also, there’s no need to be soft-hearted to these enchanted beast. Cheng Yang once again shot an ice puck, causing the first peak-order giant rat to suddenly be overturned on the ground. Its eyes began to slowing but unwilling close.
After the battle was over, a faint chill tingled down Cheng Yang’s spine. If it weren’t for the ice puck’s slow effect triggering at the final moment, perhaps he really would’ve die.
Ever since his rebirth, Cheng Yang has always felt a sense of superiority. He felt that in this world, no one is better at understanding the world’s rules than him. At the same time, more aware of what will occurred in the year following the apocalypse.
But this experience no doubt dealt him a blow to the head. News, information, and so on are indeed very important, but if his life is gone, these things will no longer have any value. And the thing that can end his little life are most likely these enchanted beasts.
In his previous life, the enchanted beast he killed numbered in tens of thousands, but the strongest amongst them is merely a first late-order, which isn’t comparable to the monster in front. As a result of his lack of experience, he wasn’t able to fully grasp the fighting habits of such a first peak-order giant rat. Also, it was his mistake underestimating the sudden bursts of the giant rat, which brought forth to the crisis at that time.
Later on, it seems he must attach more importance to these enchanted beasts, otherwise on a certain day he might suffer a defeat.
Cheng Yang calmed his mood. Then, he turned to the giant rat’s dead corpse.
Looking at the size of this monster, Cheng Yang couldn’t help but be slightly depressed. If he had possessed a skinning skill, wouldn’t this giant rat be able to provide him with excellent rat’s leather? From the skins of a first peak-order enchanted beast, the equipment made should be able to reach the iron-grade.
Cheng Yang took one last look at the giant rat’s body, and then turned around and went deeper into the hole.
This time, Cheng Yang will be a lot more cautious. A moment ago, if it weren’t for the sudden discovery of those blue ore, causing his frame of mind to be stirred up, maybe he would’ve found the presence of the first peak-order enchanted beast at an earlier time.
Cheng Yang slowly groped his way forward, and quickly returned to the location where he encountered the first peak-order giant rat. Looking at the light blue ores in front, Cheng Yang feel that he must find a method to secure one.
After clarifying what the hell this object is, then he can decide whether to take the risk forward.
Cheng Yang properly tighten his clothes, and then gently walked forward. After a minute, he crossed less than 20 meters forward.
In fact, Cheng Yang also knows that this approach is very risky. Although he had just killed a first peak-order giant rat a moment ago, but what if all of a sudden two popped out? He might be sent a quick tragic death.
Finally, Cheng Yang arrived within breathing distance of a light blue ore. He slowly bend over to pick it up.
This world haven’t exist an object that required identification that Cheng Yang was aware of. Anyway, in his previous experience, he didn’t find any items that need identifying. Of course, to some extent, his previous apocalypse’s experience was equivalent to him mixing in the novice area. The knowledge he knows barely scratch the surface of the entire world.
At present, the light blue ore held in Cheng Yang’s hands also don’t need identification. He immediately got the object’s properties.
Power value stone (Level 2): Contains 1000 power values in the stone. Can be absorb by profession or be sacrificed to the territory, then increase the corresponding number of power value. Mining conditions: Have a level 7 mining skill.
Sure enough. It’s a higher level power value stone. Cheng Yang can’t expressed how pleasantly surprised he is right now. Moreover, this level 2 power value stone contains power value turned out to be 100 times of a level 1 ore. Just recalling it made Cheng Yang very excited.
If level 2 power value stones are like this, then what about a level 3? Could it be 100,000 power values?
If he was hesitant whether to continue exploring before, then now he no longer have any hesitation. Within the range of his eyesight, he saw three level 2 power value stones.
So long as he can get these three power value stones into his hands, he can definitely upgrade the field station one day in advance.
What’s more, in this inner cavern, there are a lot of level 1 power value stones. For the level 2 power value stones, Cheng Yang intends to bring back to sacrifice to the territory, and use the level 1 power value stones for his own absorption.