Chapter 0281 - Huge Victory
Yue Zhong felt excited, he was initially worried that it would require more energy to try and tame the Type 2 Mutant Snapping Turtle, at the very least, he might have needed to try three times. He did not expect that he would be successful upon the first try.
Yue Zhong immediately stopped the burning of the Devil Flame. After all, it was a Mutant Beast under his control now, and he did not want to injure his pet.
The moment Yue Zhong ceased his Devil Flame, the Type 2 Mutant Snapping Turtle immediately crawled towards him.
It came to Yue Zhong and lowered its head, expressing subservience.
Yue Zhong took a look at the Type 2 Mutant Snapping Turtle, only to discover that its eyes were showing signs of exhaustion, as it had expended a huge part of its energy, to the point of injury.
The Black Fish's green slime projectile, as well as the ice mountain and ice wall skills of this Type 2 Mutant Snapping Turtle were the last resorts of such Mutant Beasts. However, activating them came at a huge price, after expending huge amounts of energy, they would become weak, therefore, unless they came across a powerful opponent, they would usually not resort to these moves.
As Yue Zhong had incapacitated the other Type 2 Mutant Beasts with his PF98, the Type 2 Mutant Snapping Turtle had spared no effort to try and deal with him.
"Let's call you Turtle!!" Yue Zhong looked at his new pet that was the size of a bungalow, and proclaimed its name in an extremely satisfied manner. Yue Zhong had no talent in coining names. He liked it simple, so as long as he could say it easily, it would suffice.
The Type 2 Mutant Snapping Turtle nodded it's head, seemingly accepting the name. After all, it possessed some intelligence, after being connected with Yue Zhong, it could understand a bit of his speech.
Yue Zhong looked at his new pet Turtle and his eyes flashed with excitement and joy, it was a Type 2 Mutant Beast, and extremely powerful. It could even block the power of PF98 anti-tank rounds. With this new Type 2 Mutant Beast, the river would become Yue Zhong's inexhaustible resource.
With Turtle's help, as long as Yue Zhong gave the command, the entire river channel would become Yue Zhong's fishing grounds. Similarly, with just an order, the entire channel could only allow fishing and no boats.
Yue Zhong looked at the exhaustion in Turtle's eyes, and immediately retrieved the 2 nuclei that he picked from the Type 2 Black Fishes.
When Turtle saw the 2 nuclei, its eyes brightened up, and stuck its tongue out, swallowing the 2 nuclei from the Type 2 Mutant Black Fish.
Yue Zhong had not discovered any use for the nuclei, it did not seem to have any effect on humans. However, it was different for Mutant Beasts. Greenie could evolve so quickly into a Type 2 Beast was precisely because Yue Zhong gave it plenty of nuclei to swallow, of which there were nuclei from the Type 2 Mutant Black-Scaled Boar and Mutant Water Snake. That had hastened the evolution process.
After Turtle swallowed the 2 nuclei, its eyes seemed to shine with vigor, and its health started to regenerate quickly.
Yue Zhong saw that Turtle was recovering well, and jumped on top of Turtle and commanded: "Turtle, let's charge!! Take care of those guys!"
Hearing Yue Zhong's command, Turtle started to take huge steps towards the battlefield of the Mutant Crabs and Mutant Crayfishes.
Turtle's speed was not extremely fast, but that was when compared to Mutant Beasts of the same level on land. It was after all a Type 2 Mutant Beast, its body massive, every step it took was like tens of steps taken by a human. Its ordinary movement could already match up to an Enhancer with 6 times the speed of a normal human. If it exerted its strength, it could reach up to speeds 9 times that of humans.
Turtle charged and crushed everything in its path, all the Mutant Crabs and Mutant Crayfish unfortunate enough to be in its path would become meat paste.
When those ordinary Mutant Crayfishes and Mutant Crabs lost their Type 2 leaders, they launched an assault on Turtle. However, while their claws were sharp, they could not do anything to Turtle's defence, since it was a Type 2 Mutant Beast.
"What monster is that!!"
"Heavens! There's such a monster!!"
The soldiers of the 8th Battalion who were guarding Xinglong Street noticed the building-like Turtle and their eyes were filled with shock. The size of the Mutant Beast was too shocking.
"Boss Yue!! It's Boss Yue!!"
"Commander Yue!! Goodness, it really is Commander Yue on top that Mutant beast!!"
"What?! He even managed to subdue such a beast??"
The soldiers of 8th Battalion and the Special Combat Force saw Yue Zhong on top of the Type 2 Mutant Snapping Turtle, and their morale shot through the roof.
Countless shots were fired and bullets rained on the horde of Mutant Crabs and Mutant Crayfishes, riddling them with holes.
The Special Combat forces also rushed out to engage the Mutant Crabs and Mutant Crayfishes in battle, although the experience gained would not be too much, accumulating it all would still be beneficial.
Yue Zhong urged Turtle towards the Elite Mutant Crayfishes and Elite Mutant Crabs engaged in slaughter amongst themselves.
Turtle quickly reached their location, as it opened its huge mouth, and bit off the heads of the Elite Mutant Beasts, gobbling them up.
When the Elite Mutant Crayfishes and Elite Mutant Crabs saw that the tyrannical Turtle attacking them, they dispersed and scattered, each trying to make a run for it. These Elite Mutant Beasts possessed intelligence, and could sense the overbearing danger from the Type 2 Mutant Snapping Turtle. Without the adequate strength, they could not even muster the courage to face it.
When the Elite Mutant Beasts of both hordes started to scatter, it created confusion and chaos amongst the hordes. A huge number of the Mutant Beasts also made their way towards the river, escaping into the water.
Seeing the Elite Mutant Beasts retreating and escaping like a receding tidal wave, the entire Xinglong Street erupted in celebration.
Many of the soldiers of the 8th Battalion were elated, earlier when the 2 hordes had moved against them together, they were sure that they were going to die. Never did they imagine that the Mutant Beasts would suddenly fell apart, and escaped towards the river.
"Go back to the river!!" Yue Zhong patted Turtle's head, and gave it an order.
Turtle nodded towards Yue Zhong, and lifted its massive body as it entered the waters.
After the huge victory, the entire stretch of land from Xinglong Street to the river was filled with corpses of Mutant Crayfishes, Mutant Crabs and Mutant Black Fishes.
Yue Zhong immediately ordered some troops to keep watch and sealed the place, not allowing any outsiders in.
This time, the huge number of Mutant Beasts that had launched an assault on them, resulted in the deaths of 9 soldiers from the 8th Battalion, and another 8 with injuries. However, Yue Zhong had gained a lot more.
Over ten thousand Mutant Crayfishes and Mutant Crabs had been beaten to death on the ground, on top of that, there were over a 100 Mutant Black Fishes as well as the bodies of 6 Type 2 Mutant Beasts.
The corpses were enough to provide a 1000 tonnes of food for Yue Zhong, furthermore, this was not normal meat. Instead, it was Mutant Beast meat, which was an incredible gift that helped nourish the bodies of normal people who ate it, especially those who had been tormented by hunger over an extended period of time, it was the best supplement for those people to recover.
The survivors that Yue Zhong had arranged to be sent out of Xinglong Street were brought back.
All the women and ladies were put to work, deshelling the Mutant Beasts and collecting their meat. After all, such a huge load of meat could not be eaten in a day, a huge portion of it would be converted to dried food, or canned food, otherwise most of it would start to decompose in a few days.
"Commander Yue!! I'm afraid we don't have enough manpower!" Da Gouzi observed the ongoing work, and reported to Yue Zhong.
Although Yue Zhong had deployed all available hands, for 8,000 people to handle 1000 tonne of Mutant Beast meat, everyone had to handle over a 100 jin of meat. Out of the 8,000 survivors, 3,000 were kids, and the responsibilities were too much for them to handle.
Yue Zhong directly commanded, "Go notify Tai Yiyan. Get her to bring 10,000 survivors to help deal with the meat. Get those who handle the 6 Type 2 Mutant Beasts to send the meat directly to the processing plant."
Yue Zhong had spent 50 tonnes of food to buy a processing plant from Wen Baoguo, as well as another 50 tonnes to purchase generators and fuel, to support the manufacturing of processed meat.
The meat of the Type 2 Mutant Beasts were exceptional treats that were hard to come by, as long as the weak survivors were to eat a few jins, they could recover their health quickly. If the soldiers who fought at the front lines continuously managed to eat the processed meat, it would help their recovery in battle.
The moment Tai Yiyan received Yue Zhong's orders, she delegated and deployed 10,000 survivors to join in the handling. Everyone near the riverbank was working hard, they were in high spirits, as they received news that there would be a feast that night. The anticipation of the tasty seafood in their hands fueled their drive in handling the meat.