Chapter 234: Explosive Slaughter of the Type 2 Mutant Water Snake!
Yue Zhong proceeded with great care along the way which he had previously escaped, until he came to the towering tree with countless pink flowers that seemed to reach the clouds.
"It really is huge!!"
Yue Zhong looked at the Type 2 Mutant Water Snake coiled atop the huge tree, and his heart was filled with alarm. The Type 2 Mutant Water Snake's body spiralled all the way up to the top of the great tree, so its body length might well be over 100 m.
Yue Zhong carefully observed the Type 2 Mutant Water Snake for a while, assessing the gap in strength between it and him, before he quietly sneaked off.
Once Yue Zhong had left the area, he tried to find any place where the previous occupants might have stored weapons. Along the way, he saw an Infantry Fighting Vehicle and a Type .69 Tank that had either been flipped by onto its side by the Mutant Plant, or attacked by the strange Mutant Vines.
As Yue Zhong looked at the remnants, his heart ached: if he possessed those vehicles, even facing a horde of zombies in the tens of thousands would not be a problem. However, the steel machines had already been seized by the Mutant Plants; there were obvious signs of damage and it was unknown if they could still be operated or not.
There were Mutant Plants growing all over the place inside this Mechanized Infantry Brigade Station, hence Yue Zhong had to search for quite some time before finally locating a storage facility for weapons.
"I've struck gold!!"
As soon as Yue Zhong opened up the storage facility, his eyes immediately began to blaze with unbridled fervor. Everywhere inside, there was brand-new modern weaponry.
Type .03 Rifles, QJZ89 Type 12.7mm Heavy Machine Guns, grenade launchers, PF98 Type 120mm Anti-tank Bazookas, 95 Type 5.8mm Light Machine Guns- all sorts of advanced weaponry were displayed inside the facility.
Yue Zhong swiftly placed the PF98 Type 120mm Anti-tank Bazooka into his storage ring, since only weapons as such could bring about harm to the Type 2 Mutant Water Snake. The rest of the light weapons simply had no way of harming the beast.
He continued to search within the station and it wasn't long before he came across an ammunition dump. After retrieving plenty of ammunition for the bazooka, he made his way back to the Type 2 Mutant Water Snake.
Once again, Yue Zhong arrived in front of the huge tree that the huge Type 2 Mutant Water Snake was coiled around. He did not dare approach it too casually. Instead, he jumped onto a nearby tree and started to climb up towards that huge tree without pausing.
After reaching the top of the tree, he still had not come across the head of the huge Type 2 Mutant Water Snake. Only then did he truly realise the sheer size of the beast.
Yue Zhong hoisted the PF98 Type 120mm Anti-tank Bazooka and aimed it at the body of the Type 2 Mutant Water Snake, before directly firing an explosive shot.
With a fiery flash, the rocket instantly bombarded the huge body of the Type 2 Mutant Water Snake and exploded violently upon impact.
At its greatest power, the bazooka artillery could penetrate vehicle armor 800mm thick; as for the Type 2 Mutant Water Snake, regardless of how freakish its scales might be, it definitely could not compare to a tank.
Under the immense firepower of the bazooka rocket, the Type 2 Mutant Water Snake's body was directly blown into 2 parts and a huge amount of blood sprayed out. The lower half of its body fell down to the ground, twitching painfully for a while before stopping.
The beast had received heavy damage, causing it to drop down from the huge tree, thus allowing Yue Zhong to finally see it in its entirety.
It was about 80m in length and 2m in diameter, and its entire body was covered in pale yellow scales. There was also a black horn 1.5m long growing on its head, giving it the frightening aura of a flood dragon.
This monstrous beast had already lost around 30m of its body after being injured by Yue Zhong's bazooka, but it still had over 50m of its body remaining.
When the Type 2 Mutant Water Snake landed on the ground, it immediately began to writhe in agony, its massive body exploding with an immense force that directly snapped the surrounding trees in half one after another.
Yue Zhong's position atop the tree was also undermined when the tree was felled by the beast's thrashing. He immediately shot out a Bone Spear from his back, piercing through another tree behind him, which directly pulled him over.
When using White Bones as his Encompassing Body Armor, he could shoot out Bone Spears from anywhere on his body; it was just that using both hands to do so was more intuitive to humans and it was easier to control them that way.
As he was being dragged backwards by the Bone spear, he had already taken out another rocket for the PF98 Type 120mm Anti-tank Bazooka from his Storage Ring. The Bone Spear stopped retracting, fixing Yue Zhong in mid-air. He aimed at the Type 2 Mutant Water Snake that was struggling in agony once again, before bombarding it with another rocket.
With a blazing flicker, the fearsome rocket exploded upon impact on the beast's body once again; yet another huge hole was created on its body, which increased the extreme suffering of the Type 2 Mutant Water Snake.
Yue Zhong did not dare be careless and reloaded the bazooka once more. He aimed at the struggling beast and shot out another rocket at its body, creating another massive bloody hole.
Yue Zhong consecutively reloaded and shot out ten rockets from the PF98 Type 120mm Anti-Tank Bazooka at the beast, turning most of it into a pile of flesh and blood, with its body broken into several parts.
After the 10th rocket had exploded on the beast, the Type 2 Mutant Water Snake flailed for a moment, before finally ceasing to move.
Yue Zhong gazed at the immobile Type 2 Mutant Water Snake and secretly heaved a sigh of relief. The fearsome behemoth had caused him to reconsider using his current enhanced self and abilities to fight it. The slightest mistake would have caused him his life. Therefore, he had chosen the safest method, using advanced heavy-duty weaponry to take it down. Even though he would lose out on the huge experience orb a monster as such might provide, at least he could ensure his own safety.
Yue Zhong carefully hoisted his PF98 Type 120mm Anti-Tank Bazooka as he circled around the snake to a location 50m behind its body. He aimed carefully at the beast's intact head and cocked the trigger again.
Another explosion sounded out as the anti-tank rocket landed on the snake's head and exploded, directly blowing out an enormous bloody hole.
Upon receiving such a fatal wound, the Type 2 Mutant Water Snake's head was penetrated; it struggled a few more times before it truly died and finally stopped moving.
As Yue Zhong looked at the bloody mess of the skull, he switched out the bazooka for a .03 Rifle, firing 3 consecutive bullets that all went through the massive hole in the snake's head.
After suffering from an attack like this, the Type 2 Mutant Water Snake did not struggle anymore, so it was obvious that it was really dead. Upon seeing this scene, Yue Zhong was finally able to relax.
Yue Zhong proceeded carefully towards the carcass of the Type 2 Mutant Water Snake, preparing to immediately escape if he detected anything amiss by activating his Shadow Steps Skill..
This time, the behemoth was truly dead. No accidents happened and Yue Zhong successfully arrived atop the snake's head. He reached inside the skull and dug around with his big hands for a while, before discovering a red nucleus the size of 3 fingers and a scarlet bead of blood essence.
Yue Zhong glanced at the black horn atop the snake's head and thought for a moment, before taking out his Dark Magic Blade and starting to saw away at it.
Yue Zhong tried to saw the horn off before he was quickly forced to give up, as the black horn's toughness was beyond that of steel. Regardless of how much strength he used, he was only able to leave a long white mark on the horn. If he wanted to saw off this horn, it might take more than an entire day's worth of time. After all, the Dark Magic Blade was not meant for sawing.
"Exactly what's on that tree, for this beast to keep guard there so strictly?"
A thought flashed past in Yue Zhong's heart as he looked at the huge tree that had pink flowers growing all over it, as well as a large hole in it that had been caused by the explosions earlier.
Without any hesitation, Yue Zhong swiftly climbed up the tree.
After reaching the top, Yue Zhong still saw countless pink flowers growing there. Furthermore, there were 7 fruits growing amidst the sea of flowers. Of the 7 fruits, one was red, three were pink and another three were cyan in color.
The red fruit was the largest amongst them, about the size of a grown man's fist. The three pink ones were about as small as an infant's fist. As for the 3 cyan fruits, each of them were only about the size of 2 fingers. A fragrant aroma was being emitted from the red fruit, and the moment Yue Zhong caught scent of it, his entire body seemed to become extremely comfortable and his spirit felt uplifted.
"This really must have been the treasure that the Type 2 Mutant Water Snake was guarding!!"
As Yue Zhong looked at the red fruit, he couldn't help himself from plucking it and taking a bite. A lusciously sweet juice quickly spread through his mouth, before flowing down his throat and into his stomach. It was rapidly absorbed by him and transformed into an incomparably refreshing energy as it circulated around his body, nourishing every single part of him.
Yue Zhong finished that red fruit in just a few bites and the refreshing energy flowed through his body for another while, before its nature suddenly changed. It became a surging force that crazily rampaged inside him, as it forcefully strengthened and reconstructed every single part of his body, right down to his individual cells.
Yue Zhong's face immediately turned red with the change as his body temperature soared. His head started to feel giddy from the sudden surge of energy, as though he had a fever. He collapsed powerlessly atop the tree and fainted.
With the passing of time, those who were standing guard outside started to feel more and more anxious.
"Why is he not back yet? Did something happen?"
Zhuo Yatong looked at the Mechanized Infantry Brigade Station as a hint of concern flashed past her eyes.
"Miss Yatong, should I send some brothers out to take a look?"
Xiong Zheng came up to her and asked deeply. He was also extremely worried about Yue Zhong's current safety.
Gu Manzi also came up to Zhuo Yatong's side and said with a worried face,
"Yes! Sister Yatong, let's send someone in to have a look! Brother Yue still hasn't returned, he might be in danger."