Chapter 437 - Falcon Type I 14.5mm Sniper Rifle!
[Book Three: The South]
"Come, let us hunt and kill Mutant Beasts!" Yue Zhong was in high spirits as he pulled Mu Xiang Ling and they came to the Pearl River Bridge.
The entire Pearl River ran through Guilin City, and there were numerous aquatic Mutant Beasts residing within. It was just that, since there were many experts in Guilin City, as Yue Zhong brought Mu Xiang Ling over, there were already people gathered around.
A number of fishing experts were throwing poles into the river as they conducted their fishing.
There were also a number of Guilin City experts that stood quietly near the river bank, awaiting the aquatic Mutant Beasts to come ashore.
Compared to the mountain range, the Pearl River wasn't some decent training grounds. Because no one knew exactly when the aquatic Mutant Beasts would swim ashore or fall for the bait.
There were too many people in Guilin City, and the number of experts was high as well. Initially, when the aquatic Mutant Beasts within the river had started hunting, they had gained decent harvests, gobbling up numerous humans. However, as the city grew and developed, more experts appeared on the scene, and it became a reversal, and the river turned into hunting grounds for the humans to fish and train.
After an intense period of slaughter, the high level Mutant Beasts were all hunted to near extinction, and few dared to come near shore.
Pearl River was after all a small river, and not some huge riverbed, hence the amount of Mutant Beasts it sustained was not high. If it were a huge riverbed, or even a small sea, then the Mutant Beasts inside would be terrifying.
All of a sudden, there was activity near the surface of the water, and the ordinary humans immediately fled the scene.
At the next moment, a huge water spout gushed to the skies, and a huge Mutant Black Fish popped out from the water, pouncing towards the shore.
At this time. 7 experts came rushing over with military blades, as a flurry of blade strikes lashed out on the body of the Mutant Black Fish, directly slashing it into a dozen pieces.
"Mine!! This is my prey!!"
"It obviously is mine! What are you snatching for?"
"Don't quarrel! Let's split it evenly!!"
After making short work of the Mutant Black Fish, the 7 experts began arguing intensely over the rights to the Mutant Fish. At the end, they agreed to a compromise, and the expert who contributed the most gained the largest portion, and the rest split the remainder equally.
"Sell me 1 jin of fish meat. I'll buy for 8 jin ration ticket!!"
"I want 10 jin of fish meat, I'm willing to pay 80 jin ration ticket!!"
The moment those experts had finished discussing, the ordinary humans came swarming over, raising their tickets in order to purchase the fish meat.
Ordinary survivors would usually be unable to feast on the flesh of the Mutant Black Fish, however, Evolvers and Enhancers could get to enjoy such nourishing food, especially those who were merchants as well. Using the Mutant Black Fish meat as an ingredient, they could prepare some dishes that were worth more money.
Mu Xiang Ling looked at the commotion and spoke with a little concern: "So many people!! Big Brother!! There's are so many people here, the competition is bound to be strong!!"
Since hunting strange beasts would give opportunities for enhancement, there would be instances of quarrels and even fights over the Mutant Beasts. Such incidents were endless.
"Not an issue!! Watch me!!" Yue Zhong chuckled and pulled out a Type 2 nuclei and after tying it with a steel wire, he threw it into the water, and pulled out a vial of blood from a Type 2 Mutant Beast and dripped some in the water.
When the Type 2 blood just entered the water, there was suddenly a bustle of activity under the surface, as a whole school of fish swam furiously towards them, trying to swallow the blood of the Type 2 Mutant Beast.
After another 5 minutes, huge waves appeared once again, as numerous Mutant Black Fishes appeared from the water as they pounced towards the Type 2 nuclei.
The Type 2 nuclei was like a treasure that helped these Mutant Beasts evolve, hence the moment they caught scent of the blood, and sensed the existence of a nuclei, they would charge over in a frenzy.
Yue Zhong smiled lightly, as he handed the Level 4 Black Tooth Blade to Mu Xiang Ling and said: "Look! Aren't they out now? I shall hand them to you!"
Mu Xiang Ling activated her [Telekinesis] power and grabbed the Black Tooth Blade in mid-air, before controlling it to shoot towards the Mutant Black Fish, and with a flash of the blade, the Mutant Black Fish was easily sliced in two, fresh blood spraying everywhere.
The Black Tooth Blade was a Level 4 Treasure, and its sharpness was incredible. With Mu Xiang Ling controlling it with her power, it was easy to deal with the Mutant Black Fish. If it had been any other normal weapons, it would be harder for her to use them to penetrate the armor of the Black Fish. Decent equipment would raise the combat potential.
After killing that Mutant Black Fish, Mu Xiang Ling instantly rose by 2 levels, and her confidence gained a huge boost as she charged on once more, slicing another Mutant Black Fish into two.
With the control of her Telekinesis, the huge Black Tooth Blade was slashing through the air as though it was being used by a person to execute a set of sword-arts, flowing beautifully as it slaughtered the Mutant Black Fishes. The moment any of those Mutant Beasts leapt out the water, they would be immediately dealt with, and soon, the riverbank were filled with Mutant Black Fishes' corpses.
Seeing this Mu Xiang Ling easily slaughtering a number of those Mutant Black Fishes, many of the eyes present turned bloodshot.
When those Mutant Black Fishes came up to shore, they would become dishes for the human experts. However, since those Mutant Black Fishes had been hunted aggressively, few dared to come up to feast. Today, Mu Xiang Ling had managed to slaughter a dozen at one go, and they were extremely jealous. It was a decent haul, if converted to ration tickets, it was enough for them to head to the most lavish nightclub and live freely for a certain period.
Just as Mu Xiang Ling killed about over a dozen Mutant Black Fishes, the 7 experts that were not weak came up to Yue Zhong, and their tone extremely unfriendly as they barked: "Wait a moment!! Who allowed you guys to hunt Mutant Beasts here? Don't tell me you guys don't know that it is our gang's, the Tian Nan Triad's, territory?"
Yue Zhong eyed them as he replied indifferently: "Oh! How can you say I don't know that it's your turf? Did you guys buy this piece of land?"
One of the expert glared at Yue Zhong and shouted: "Brat!! If our Boss Liu say that this is our Tian Nan Triad's turf, it is our Tian Nan Triad's turf. Are you courting death? All those Mutant Black Fishes are ours from now on! Get lost! Otherwise, this Daddy will not be courteous with you!!"
Although they had seen Mu Xiang Ling killing the Mutant Black Fishes easily, they had not been intimidated. They were also experts of above Level 20, and combining their forces, killing a Level 30 Enhancer wasn't a problem. Furthermore, while Mu Xiang Ling was just a little loli, they disregarded Yue Zhong even more.
Regardless of era or time period, there would always be hooligans out to create trouble. Although Yue Zhong had dissolved the Heavenly Dragon Triad and Green Bamboo Triad, within Guilin City, the various other smaller gangs and triads were starting to act up.
Mu Xiang Ling called out back at the 7 experts in a sturdy voice as she scolded them: "Scram!! If you don't, this lady won't treat you nicely!!"
"Little bitch, you're courting death!!" The chief of the Tian Nan Triad, Chief Liu instantly got enraged, and shot forwards, his hands reaching out to slap Mu Xiang Ling.
Mu Xiang Ling immediately darted behind Yue Zhong.
Yue Zhogn directly lashed out viciously with a kick on the chest of Chief Liu, causing this Level 31 Enhancer to instantly fly back 6, 7 metres, crashing onto the ground.
"Everyone, attack together!! Kill him!!" The remaining 6 were furious as well, as they charged at Yue Zhong together.
These 6 were all Strength and Agility-based Enhancers, with no special skills. Furthermore, their Strength and Agility weren't enhanced much.
With a single movement from Yue Zhong's fist, a flurry of shadows came assailing the 6 men, causing them to be knocked to the ground as well.
From afar, the various experts of the other triads saw this scene, and their hearts turned cold, not daring to challenge Yue Zhong's authority.
"Leader!" The moment those 6 men fell to the ground, Bai Xiao Sheng came swooping in like a spectre, with 6 other men in black uniform behind him, all emitting the auras of sharp swords, as they appeared beside Yue Zhong.
Bai Xiao Sheng and the other 6 men in black were all experts that Yue Zhong had selected specially as his trusted elite team. Each of them possessed tremendous fighting power, and had followed him through countless battles. They were also his personal guards.
Yue Zhong personally had great strength, but if all the experts present were to surround and attack together, there was a possibility of him falling at their hands. Hence, he had established a small unit whose primary objective was to ensure his safety. The team was named Zhongnan Sea Bodyguards.
Yue Zhong pointed to those 7 experts who had been defeated by him as he declared: "Arrest them! Throw them into the Scum Battalion to be trained harshly. Each of their targets will be to hunt 500 zombies."
Yue Zhong's Scum Battalion went by different standards and different instructions. Some of the scum were Enhancers, and killing zombies were extremely easy to them. Towards such people, their targets compared to ordinary humans were different.
Bai Xiao Sheng waved his hands, as the 7 Tian Nian Triad members were dragged away like dogs: "Bring them away!!"
Out of the blue, the water surface rippled again, as a Type 2 Mutant Black Fish the size of a house broke out of the water, moving towards the shore.
When the various experts saw that, their faces turned in fright, as they retreated backwards hastily.
The Type 2 Mutant Black Fish was also an existence which only some top-tier experts could handle. And these top-tier experts were either in the employment of bigger factions, or currently undergoing training in the mountain range, hence it was not possible for them to be present.
Of those present, there were no experts who were able to deal with the Type 2 Mutant Black Fish.
"Right on time!! We've caught the big one!" Yue Zhong saw the monstrous Type 2 Mutant Black Fish and there was a hint of glee in his eyes, as he tugged hard, pulling the Type 2 nuclei back into his hands.
The Type 2 Mutant Black Fish felt the nuclei that could enhance itself landing on Yue Zhong's hands, and it immediately swam towards land in agitation.
Mu Xiang Ling saw the Type 2 Mutant Black Fish, and her eyes flashed in excitement as well, controlling the Level 4 Black Tooth Blade to slash towards the Type 2 Mutant Black Fish.
If she could kill this Type 2 Mutant Black Fish, it would be a huge boost to her enhancement level. Although Mu Xiang Ling was young, she was wildly ambitious. In this apocalyptic world, being weak was a sin. Those who were weak could not hold on to their dignity, and were trampled on. Since she had become Yue Zhong's, she was not willing to stay weak forever.
The 2m-long Black Tooth Blade slashed the head of the Type 2 Mutant Black Fish viciously, but was deflected off by the layer of mucus covering the skin. The blade left only a slight mark, before flying away.
Mu Xiang Ling's Telekinesis was not of a high enough level, and hence the control she had was not strong enough, there was no way she could penetrate the protection of the Type 2 Mutant Black Fish.
If it were a Level 40 Strength-based Evolver that was using the Black Tooth Blade, then it was possible to use strength to cleave into the meat of the Type 2 Mutant Black Fish.
Mu Xiang Ling saw that her attack had no effect on the defence of the Type 2 Mutant Black Fish and her eyes flashed with disappointment, running to Yue Zhong's side. The Type 2 Mutant Black Fish, on the other hand, had been enraged by that blow, as it opened its huge mouth, and show a green glob of mucus towards Mu Xiang Ling.
Yue Zhong shot forwards, standing in front of Mu Xiang Ling, as he raised his hands, conjuring a Devil Flame tornado in front of him. It swallowed up the incoming green projectile, incinerating it cleanly till there was nothing left.
From within the Devil Flame tornado, a sudden sharp arrow of flame shot outwards, piercing the head of the Type 2 Mutant Black Fish and exploding within, causing the brain of the Type 2 Mutant Black Fish to be melted into nothing, directly killing it.
The gigantic Type 2 Mutant Black Fish then slumped lifelessly onto the ground, dropping a Green Treasure Box and 100 survivor coins.
Yue Zhong eyed the dead Type 2 Mutant Black Fish and felt a sense of lament, just a few months back, he had been a weak existence in the face of such a Type 2 Mutant Beast. However, now, he had grown to become an expert who could easily make short work of such a Type 2 Mutant Beast.
Yue Zhong opened up the green Treasure Box and after the glowing light dissipated, a 2m-long sniper rifle that was covered with shining metal lustre and sci-fi colours appeared in front of his eyes.
"Level 4: Falcon i-Type 14.5 mm Sniper Rifle, with an effective range of 3,000 metres. Everyday it will automatically generate one round."
"Good stuff!!" Yue Zhong immediately grabbed it and used the scope to test the Falcon i-Type 14.5 mm Sniper Rifle, and was pleased with the result.
Currently, of the snipers in the world, the top-tier ones had a maximum effective range of about 1km, maybe even 2km. It was not that they were not strong enough, but they had lacking decent sniper rifles. This Falcon i-Type 14.5 mm Sniper Rifle had an effective range of 3km, surpassing the top sniper rifle in the world right now. With it, Yue Zhong could easily snipe any expert at a 3km distance. The only shortfall was that, its ammunition was too little, and could not be used as a main weapon.