Chapter 68: The Beginning of the Survival Training
Translator: WQL Editor: Geoffrey
Wild Wolf Valley was only about 70 km west of Blackhot City. If they brought nothing with them, it would not be difficult for Zhang Tie and the other students of Seventh National Male Middle School to arrive there during the day, although they would have to expend some effort. However, as each of them was carrying tens of kilograms of luggage on their backs, it was undoubtedly a huge struggle for everyone.
The scenery outside the city walls was completely different from that within the walls. Within the areas 10km away from the city walls, they were able to see patches of farmlands and the farmers working in the fields. There were watchtowers set at a specific distance between each other. These watchtowers had two functions: the first function was to send warnings, and the second function was to provide refuge for the farmers in the event that they suffer an attack from any dangerous living beings at any point in time.
One kilometer away from the city, they passed the first farming town. Compared to the high city walls that were about 30m high in Blackhot City, the walls in that farming town were only about 5m in height. It looked extremely easy to destroy, as a height of 5m was not much of an obstacle for many magical beasts and dangerous living beings. The small town covered less than one square kilometer, as the farmlands were outside the walls. In the daytime, many farmers would work in the field. Seeing those students, many of them stopped their work.
"Which school are you from?" an uncle that was about 30 years of age standing in the wheat field asked.
"Seventh National Male Middle School!" someone replied.
"Ha...Ha... I graduated from Tenth National Male Middle School. Guys, kill more beasts for us. Lately, there has been more and more demon beasts outside the city walls..."
"Come back alive! Remember not to excrete your bowel in the woods..." the farmer shouted.
"Don't expose your bare butts in the air..."
"F*cking lunatic!" hearing the farmer's words, that students cursed as he caught up to the team. Seeing that farmer, whose skin had turned black under the sun, Zhang Tie was moved and then kept his words in mind.
The farther the towns and villages were from Blackhot City, the smaller they would be and the lower the walls would be. Finally, when they were 10 km away from Blackhot City, they saw the last town, which was only surrounded by a wooden fence that was about 3m in height. As they passed this town, they suddenly heard the continuous urgent ringing of bells drifting from a wooden watch tower in the field outside the town. Hearing the ringing of the bells, the farmers hurriedly dropped their tools and ran inside the town. At the same time, a team of fully-armored people mounted on horses rushed out.
"Defend your positions!" Captain Kerlin shouted as he instantly rushed out with a spear in hand like a galloping war horse. It was only at that moment that the students from the Seventh Male Middle School realized how powerful Captain Kerlin was.
"Oh my god, Captain Kerlin's speed is at least 20m/s..." all the horny students shouted as they kept their eyes on Captain Kerlin.
Only a few breaths had passed, yet Captain Kerlin was already 100m away from the group. Soon, they saw a huge totem of a Bloody Scorpion rising up from behind Captain Kerlin.
"Battle Qi! That is Captain Kerlin's Battle Qi! Captain Kerlin is a Bloody-Scorpion Fighter..." more horny students shouted. At the same time, Captain Kerlin jumped directly from the ground like a hawk as he threw his spear like a bolt of lightning. The heroic gesture of Captain Kerlin made everybody fascinated. Even many years later, Zhang Tie would still be able to remember that man who was flying like an eagle in the air as he threw his spear.
The moment the spear was thrown, the shrilling sound of breaking wind drifted from far away along with the miserable shriek from a beast. Afterwards, everything returned back to normal...
The group then marched on again.
After walking 200m, all the horny students were able to see the results of Captain Kerlin's spear-a Lv 5 mutated magical beast, a colorful leopard, that was almost 2m in length without including its tail was nailed onto one side of the road by the spear when it had drilled out from the woods. About 3 feet of the spear had entered the ground, meaning half of it was buried.
Captain Kerlin said a few words to the soldiers rushing out from the town, then he turned around and pulled the spear out from the magical beast. Afterwards, he led those horny students back on the way again.
When Captain Kerlin returned to the group after killing that magical beast, he had already become the hero in the heart of every one of the horny students. No matter how terrible that one-eyed man was at school, he really made people reassured outside the city walls. With its body and its blood, the colorful leopard reminded the passersby that this was just the beginning.
"Did you guys hear the screeching sound drifting from the air when Captain Kerlin threw his spear?" Bagdad asked the other members of the Hit-Plane Brotherhood.
Zhang Tie and the others nodded.
"No crap, anyone could hear that!" Fatty Barley answered weakly. "I have never expected that one-eyed guy to be that powerful!"
"You guys didn't understand what I meant!" Bagdad scratched his face, as he didn't know how to express his thoughts. "I meant what's the reason of that shrieking sound?"
"Very good, very powerful!" Doug replied foolishly which directly won him a contemptuous glare from Bagdad.
"Do you mean that attack was special?" Leit rolled his eyes as he asked.
"Of course, I'm guessing that attack was a sonic boom!"
"What do you mean by sonic boom?" Sharwin asked curiously.
"I've heard about sonic boom at the fighting club. It means when the attacks of those great fighters can reach a speed faster than 340m/s, which is the speed of sound transmission. Once they reach that speed, they would break an invisible barrier called the sound barrier. Afterwards, a huge shrieking sound of breaking air could be heard. This is called sonic boom, a symbol of great fighters!"
"You mean..." Barley stared at Bagdad in a look of amazement.
"Right! I felt like the moment it left Captain Kerlin's hand, the spear was already faster than 340m/s. We heard the shrieking sound of air breaking when it moved faster than the sound transmission speed!" While explaining, Bagdad, with an admiring look, looked at the huge shadow of the one-eyed man who stood at the forefront of the team. "Captain Kerlin is truly a very powerful man!"
"Is it that difficult to reach the speed of sound?" Zhang Tie asked curiously.
"Yes, very difficult!" Bagdad nodded his head. "I have heard that there are powerful bowmen who are able to make use of super heavy war bows that could shoot arrows out at a speed that's faster than the speed of sound. But! There are less than 50 such people in the entire Blackhot City. Anyone who could reach the speed of sound using a super heavy fighting bow would immediately be awarded the rank of a second lieutenant and would be able to enjoy its respective treatment. The military of Blackhot City had long had a dream to build a "Sonic Boom Matrix" that utilized super heavy fighting bows to launch long distance attacks alongside the three top pikemen matrices, but unfortunately, they have failed even after so many years. From this, you should be able to tell how valuable this skill is. Earlier, Captain Kerlin was able to achieve this by throwing his spear, which is even more difficult than using a fighting bow!"
Hearing Bagdad's explanation, everyone else understood how valuable the sonic boom skill was as they idolized Captain Kerlin.
After those horny students from the Seventh National Male Middle School had trekked about 30km, they finally arrived at their resting point as they heavily panted, feeling like tortoises with the luggage on their backs. They were at the westernmost railway station that was nearby the Glang Iron Mine northwest of Blackhot City. Passing that railway station, the rails would gradually extend towards the Glang Iron Mine in the north. The trains that commuted between Blackhot City and Glang Iron Mine were responsible for the transportation of goods and as well as commuting between the two locations. As the iron ores from the mines supported the prosperity of Blackhot City, the trains would transport them to the steel-making mills in Blackhot City every day. Glang Iron Mine, which contained more than 6 billion tons of iron ores, was the largest iron mine in the Andaman Alliance and was even ranked 3rd in the entire Blackson Human Clan Corridor. Half of Blackhot City was established by this super iron mine.
Taking a rest nearby the railway station, Zhang Tie and the others saw their companions, those horny students from the Second National Male Middle School, arriving twenty minutes later. Following them, the next to arrive was the Fourth National Female Middle School and the Eleventh National Female Middle School. Seeing the charming female students, all the horny male students turned to stone as they drooled.