Chapter 319 - Rain of Bullets
[Book 3: The South]
Under the dense rain of bullets, Yue Qing, Long Feng, Ma Huijia swiftly retreated to behind a tree, and dodged the attack from Yue Zhong.
"Damn bastards!! So hard to deal with!" Yue Zhong felt a coppery sweetness arise in his throat, as he spat out a mouthful of fresh blood. The arrow from Da Yang earlier had been truly powerful, and exceeded Yue Zhong's expectations, injuring him.
In fact, if it wasn't for the Type 2 Mutant Black Scaled Boar's hide, Yue Zhong might have been pierced and nailed to the ground.
Yue Zhong had not the time to take a breath when a flurry of strange arrows shot towards him from different directions, forcing him to evade with his maximum speed, without any time to catch his breath.
Each time Yue Zhong looked towards the direction where the arrows were shot from, all he could see were green leaves, long wild grass, and he had no way of discerning the bodies of the 4 Forest Rangers.
"If this continues, I'll be played to death by these fuckers!" Yue Zhong activated his [Shadow Steps], and began to zip about within the forest. However, the 4 Forest Rangers followed him closely behind, continuously fired arrows and forcing his hand to the extreme, while wearing down his Spirit and Stamina.
It was the first time that Yue Zhong was actually forced to this extent by 7 other experts. There were only trees and grass everywhere within the forest, of course this severely impaired his combat ability. He simply could not accurately fire his weapons. On top of that, these Vietnamese experts had transformed into Forest Rangers, taking to the forest like Turtle to water. Everything added up to become more and more unfavourable for Yue Zhong.
At this time, within the forest, there were 25 wolves coming right for Yue Zhong! The wolves were for providing assistance and letting the 4 Forest Ranger Enhancers know where Yue Zhong was.
"Since the forest is your terrain, watch me simply raze it to the ground!!" Yue Zhong looked at the 25 wolves charging at him, and with fury in his eyes, he activated his [Devil Flame] ability. 2 dancing balls of Devil Flame arose in his hands and he flung them on a tree making it start burning furiously.
Yue Zhong kept running around, letting his Devil Flames burn, as he threw them towards the trees and grass around him. The goal was to cause everything to start burning.
As it was late autumn, the autumn winds were dry, and the trees and wild grass burned up easily. Very soon, the entire forest started to crackle with fire.
Yue Zhong glanced at the roaring flames and activated the [Hurricane] ability from his necklace. A huge hurricane appeared and sucked up huge amounts of Devil Flame as it formed and began blowing and moving towards the 4 Forest Rangers.
"Ah!!!!" a blood chilling scream of supreme agony sounded through the forest. The expert closest to Yue Zhong was Yue Qing, and he was immediately consumed by the flaming hurricane. Deep within it, you could still see his silhouette as bits of his body ignited and burned off into ash. Enduring this pain was beyond human means and he let out another anguished cry.
Yue Zhong raised his Stinger and fired a single shot.
With a bang, Yue Qing's brains were blasted out into the flame winds and his lifeless corpse fell to the ground limply!
Within the relentless forest fire that he had started the wolves summoned by Wang Man were all trapped by flames and swallowed up, turning into ashes. Indeed they wholly disappeared from the world.
"Damn pyromaniac bastard!! Does he want to destroy the whole forest??" Da Yang let out a furious curse, as he retreated from the Devil Flames explosively. *1
Fires in the autumn weather were the hardest to put out, the moment it flared up well, the entire forest would most like be burnt and destroyed. There were various lifeforms within the forest, including Mutant Beasts that could become meat, and wild vegetables, small animals, and many worms. To the Vietnamese, the entire forest was a treasure trove. Allowing Yue Zhong to destroy it all made Da Yang extremely miserable.
Yue Zhong continued dodging attacks, and within the flames, his body could be seen moving constantly with the Devil Flame covering him. He had no fear of the flames that he created, and would not be affected by the destructive properties of it. He charged towards the surroundings of the forest, causing large patches to flare up as he ran through them.
The forests were impeding his battle ability, if he could cause them to be destroyed, then he would have an easier time facing Da Yang and the rest of the experts.
"Kill him!! We cannot let him destroy our forest!!" Da Yang let out a furious roar, as he stared at Yue Zhong. Pushing his Spirit to its extreme, he pulled his huge Bone Bow back , and released another Sundering Arrow at Yue Zhong.
Right when Da Yang had set his sights on Yue Zhong, Yue Zhong already felt the immense sense of danger from behind. He exerted all his strength and flipped at a backwards-sideways angle, twisting his body to shoot to one side.
The Sundering Arrow brushed past Yue Zhong's left shoulder, tearing a small hole in that incredibly tough Black-Scaled Boar hide. This indicated shockingly enough, that the power output of that Sundering Arrow by Da Yang exceeded even that of a 25mm rocket.
The fearsome Sundering Arrow shot through a huge tree, before finally lodging itself halfway into a second tree before stopping.
As Enhancers and Evolvers levelled up, they would continuously improve and enhance their skills. Their basic power and strength was also not weaker than most modern weaponry. There were some Enhancers who didn't even need to use any modern weapons to overcome people who used them.
"That side!" After Yue Zhong dodged that damned lethal arrow, his right hand raised towards the general direction of Da Yang and he conjured a Devil Flame storm that shot towards Da Yang's location.
Da Yang had also felt the intense danger. After he shot that arrow to no effect, he immediately leapt, like an agile monkey, landing on top of another tree. After transforming into Forest Rangers, they became the masters of the forest, and possessed all sorts of strange abilities. One of the cons though, was that they possessed weak defence, and could not protect against even normal bullets unlike the Werewolf Transformation.
The terrifying Devil Flame Storm landed on thin air, but the fearsome flames caused that entire patch of forest to start burning up, as billowing smoke rose to the skies, enveloping the entire area with poisonous fumes.
"Cough cough!!" Under that blanket of poisonous fumes, the 3 Forest Rangers could not stop coughing, even tears were coming out of their eyes. It was the first time that they had come across such a fearsome enemy. Specifically, one that was able to burn the entire forest.
Just as the entire forest was crackling merrily with flame, Yue Zhong suddenly rushed towards the highway.
"Give chase! Don't let him escape!!" Da Yang shouted out furiously, as he flashed forward, routing around the burning patches of forest to chase after Yue Zhong.
Long Feng and Ma Huijia also followed under the cover of the forest, chasing Yue Zhong.
When Yue Zhong had ran for 50m towards the highway, he suddenly turned back, laughed coldly, and activated his [Devil Flame] ability again. He conjured 2 extremely terrifying Devil Flame Storms, shooting them towards the parts of the forest that were not yet burning.
With that blow, the remaining parts of the forest were entirely blanketed by flames, and started burning furiously.
Da Yang, Long Feng and Ma Jiahui could not dodge n time, and were caught in that instant combustion of flames. However, as Yue Zhong had controlled his Devil Flame to envelop the forest, there was no way they could be burnt instantly.
"Go to hell!!" Yue Zhong's gaze was cold as he pulled out his Stinger and aimed it at Da Yang who was the closest to the edge of the flames. His silhouette could be seen quite clearly."No!!!!" Da Yang's eyes were filled with unprecedented fear, as he wailed loudly.
With a peng, Da Yang's brains were blasted to smithereens. The Enhancer that was considered one of the top 6 experts within the Wolf Fang Battalion was killed just like that by Yue Zhong.
After disposing of Da Yang, Yue Zhong aimed at Long Feng and fired another shot.
Without any suspense, Long Feng's brains were similarly blasted, and his lifeless body slumped to the ground.
Just as Yue Zhong wanted to take care of the remaining Ma Huijia, a sense of danger suddenly arose in his heart, as he leapt backwads.
2 gunshots rang out, and 2 bullets came shooting by where Yue Zhong's head was just a second ago.
Yue Zhong refocused his sight and discovered Li Bingyan rushing towards him like a spectre, her hands holding revolvers, and firing at him as she was rushing forwards.
Li Bingyan was extremely well-versed in close combat. Her gaze frosted over, as she fired her revolvers without stop. Her shooting angles extremely strange, forcing Yue Zhong to continuously retreat, and he dodged behind a huge tree to evade her shots.
Right when Li Bingyan was about to come near, Yue Zhong suddenly shot out from between two trees like a cheetah, waving his huge 2m-long Black Tooth Blade. He slashed out towards Li Bingyan without a shred of mercy. If his blow landed, Li Bingyan would face a fate which did not include her lower body.
Li Bingyan's eyes flashed with a strange glint, as she laughed coldly. That tight body suddenly arched backwards as though she had no bones in her waist, dodging his terrifying slash, before rolling to a side, and jumping back towards Yue Zhong like a leopard, her hands clawing at Yue Zhong's throat.
Yue Zhong threw his blade to the side at the first notice, and his left fist punched forward explosively at her.
Li Bingyan caught Yue Zhong's fist agilely, locking his left fist, then swinging him with all her strength, throwing this man with twice her bodyweight towards a huge rock.*2
Li Bingyan's speed and technique was incredibly scary, as she forcefully swung Yue Zhong towards that huge rock, the tremendous impact travelled throughout his body, shaking his internal organs, as he spat out another mouthful of fresh blood.
Li Bingyan shot forward like an arrow, her right hand waving, and in it, a dagger appeared, before she slashed towards Yue Zhong's throat without mercy. Yue Zhong's throat was after all not protected, the moment she slashed it, he would definitely die.
Yue Zhong was an experienced combatant though, his eyes showed a furious gleam, and a flash of light appeared in mid-air, as White Bones stepped out and stood in front of him.
Li Bingyan's blade slashed onto White Bones ribs before it was deflected off!
*1: I wonder if he set fire with his Devil Flame, and those Mutant Beasts that died within it.... Would Yue Zhong gain the experience? That would be too overpowered right?
*2: Think of a Suplex or shoulder throw (WWE)