Chapter 156: Quasi-Warlord Carson, Dead!
When the time came, Han and other members on the expedition team boarded the ship.
To be accurate, it’s not really a ship but a rocket, equipped with the bullet shape appearance and rear liquid-type propulsion mechanism.
Once started, the bullet-shaped rocket will finish accelerating in space, directly shooting into the abyss, arrive at the bottom of the abyss and leaving countless dark beasts on the surface far behind them.
The capsule closed right away, everyone sat on their own seat and locked themselves with a strong safety ring.
Storm Ma Jingkong, a middle-aged man with a gloomy and long face said, “I am the commander of this expedition team. If I die, Ghost Lesa will take command. If Lesa dies, his brother Mad Lion Riley will take over. If Riley dies, Du Haiming, you will be up.”
When Ma Jingkong said those words he didn’t show any emotions, and Lesa and Riley the twin old men are also like that. Everyone knows, people will die eventually, especially on a suicide mission like this one.
Arthur is rather the special one. Although he has warlord-level power, but he’s the scout for the team, so he won’t be taking over the commanding responsibility of the expedition team.
Then, Ma Jingkong looked at Han, slightly frowned and said, “It was said that you have special ability on how to destroy gene factories, so your only mission is to stay with us and don’t be left behind.”
Perhaps this arrangement is because of Han being the youngest and lowest level among all members, so Han didn’t oppose the command and gently nodded his head.
After the countdown, the rocket fired out like a bullet. There’s no window inside the rocket, it’s just darkness with a few dark red lights. From the oppression of gravity felt, Han knew that the speed they were going at must be very crazy.
Within minutes, the sky rocket carrying the expedition team flew headlong into an abyss on the planet.
“Deceleration device active, be prepared!” The internal auxiliary system voice reminded everyone that they would soon be landed inside the relic.
The voice just fainted away, intense blue flame ejected out from the front of the rocket, forcing to reduce the speed to prevent the expedition team from crashing headfirst and meet their doom.
The ceiling began to fall off, and everyone on seat were all ejected out within 0.01 seconds as the rocket dove head first into the soil. The flame from engine were completely shut off, and Han and the others all landed in all sorts of strange ways.
Sure enough, this carefully chosen expedition team is full of elite members, under such high-speed ejection, no one was injured.
Han lowered down his posture among the team, and looked around with his dark vision. Due to the initial impact force from rocket landing, a huge storm of dust was raised around the landing spot and surrounded everyone.
“Eye of Darkness.”
Just when Han was ready to use his eyes to scout like usual, suddenly, Storm Ma Jingkong shouted all of a sudden, “Follow me!”
Then, the well-trained soldiers all followed closely behind him, moving quickly in the dust storm. Terry and Carson covered the rear, only Cerberus Arthur went missing, and Han wasn’t even sure when he left, or if he’d come back.
Han’s positioned in the center of the team, the sound of fierce fighting and Ma Jingkong’s foul mouth already came from the front. This middle-aged man with a long face like a horse, seemed to also have a very rough character.
Soon after, the back also got into fights. After about a minute, Han and the others got out of the dust and were able to take a clear look at the relic, and Han almost couldn’t believe his eyes.
This is a giant world with countless enemies, each more horrific than the last.
Ever since time, Han has never seen such strange looking dark beasts, they can walk upright, with teeth like wolves and arms like gibbons, and on the hands are claws of bears.
To some extent, they don’t look like dark beasts, but more like that group of star apes Han met a few months ago, the black eyes gleam with light of cruelty and spite.
“Phantom world! Out!” Liu Gongjin whispered.
Suddenly, the magical illusion was born. Every explorer became identical to those monsters in appearance.
Mad Lion then gently touched his dimension ring, reached out a handful of white powder and threw them into the air. Then, it immediately covered everyone’s scent, letting these dark beasts not able to distinguish. At the same time, Ms. White’s voice came from Han’s ear.
“Stay calm, don’t use source energy, otherwise we will be exposed.”
Although this expedition team is only temporarily formed, but that instant of seamless cooperation still gave Han a big surprise. No doubt, everyone on this team are all top tier espers.
Millions of strange dark beasts on two legs issued a harsh rattling roar, then all rushed towards the direction where the rocket landed, and what followed immediately was the sound of the rocket been torn into pieces.
The dark beasts charged past Han and the others but they were completely unaware of them, giving Han hope that the illusion had worked.
At that moment, Han again found that there’s a strange emission arc directly facing towards the abyss, like a silver shield, pointing beyond the abyss.
Han recalled from the briefing during meeting, this relic is not only strange in its number of dark beasts, but also its technology.
The cruising missiles that were shot into the abyss were rebounded by a mysterious power to turn around and attack humans. There was even a terrifying laser shot from inside the ruins, destroying more than a dozen warships in the sky, large and small, including carriers and dreadnoughts.
Without a doubt, in order to stop human intrusion, the relic didn’t hesitate to use the power of technology.
But how come this relic is equipped with the ability to fight back with high-tech weapons?
Han looked at the silver shield that’s gradually becoming clearer, he became very puzzled.
A few minutes later, the rocket has been completely torn, and the expedition team relied on the illusion casted upon them to go deeper into the dark beast herd, trying their best to avoid colliding with the oncoming dark beasts.
This is undoubtedly dancing on blades. Once Liu Gongjing’s illusion wears off, or Riley’s powder can no longer cover up the human scent, the team will immediately fall into a hopeless siege!
Han observed everyone’s face and noticed that they are all very calm, with a very determined look, so he finally felt a little at ease, but his heart is still beating faster than usual.
After approximately half an hour, the dark beasts became quiet. They separated into dozens or hundreds per herd, laid on the floor as if resting.
At that moment, Cerberus Arthur’s voice came into everyone’s ears.
“Don’t worry, I am speaking directly into your minds, so there is no actual sound. I have found a way out of here, and it’s approximately straight to the left of Ma Jingkong.”
“But I must remind you guys, after 3 hours you guys will encounter a herd of dark beasts with a very keen sense of smell. They look like porcupines, or giant hedgehogs. I narrowly escaped death when going through their herd. As for you guys, pray.”
Han was surprised at Cerberus Arthur’s amazing ability to move. He did not rely on illusion, but he was actually able to leave that dark beast camp ground. He is indeed the best scout in the Milky Way Galaxy.
As for the group of dark beasts with a keen sense of smell, Ha don’t know how his teammates will deal with them, but they all look pretty confident.
After nearly 3 hours, Han and the others had left the initial landing point for more than 120 kilometers of distance. At first their moving speed is really slow, but after the expedition team got used to moving through dark beasts, they began to pick up speed.
Han saw the sweat on Liu Gongjing’s forehead, his hands are folded in a strange position in front of his chest, and the illusions he summoned is a kind that Han has never seen before, attached to everyone like a magnet no matter how they move.
Finally, they came to the key point to leaving this abyss. At the route pointed by Arthur in the distance, tall cliffs stand, where there is a narrow gap that can only accommodate up to two people side by side to go through at once.
And looked at behind the trail between the rocks is the bottom of the abyss, where countless strange dark beasts are resting.
And between them and the trail, there is really a large pack of hedgehog-like dark beast, their back is covered by spikes, with a shark-like sharp head and a mouth full of sharp teeth.
If they want to go through these dark beasts to get to the trail between the rocks, they would probably have to fly across them.
Suddenly, Sage Wood Carson left the group and charged right towards those dark beasts.
“Let me do it! You guys go!” Carson shouted desperately, attracting all those dark beasts to look at him. When they realized that the one that’s making human noise was actually one of their own kind, they curiously tilted their head.
Sage Wood Carson activated his power right away, emerald green trees one after another drilled out of the soil and appeared in this dark suffocating world.
Gradually the trees became alive, Carson held his breath and murmured, and more and more miraculous tree beings appeared, raising their root-thick arms towards the dark beasts.
Upon discovering humans, all the dark beasts jumped up, including those “hedgehogs” that were blocking the trail.
And that’s when Han finally realized, that sentence said by Carson, was actually a farewell!
He sacrificed his life, in order to create a chance for comrades to escape!
Gritted teeth, people quickly came to the narrow gap between the rocks, and before entering the dark trail everyone couldn’t help but turn around for one last look.
They just saw that Carson has been completely surrounded, in the face of millions of dark beasts, only a group of sage wood beings were not enough to stop them. Those tree beings were nothing more than twigs to the beasts’ sharp teeth, and were torn apart with a gruesome snap, and the dark beasts are like a dense mass of killer ants, surrounded their delicious prey and destroyed it layer by layer.
“Even if I die, I don’t want to see the Protector’s prophecy come true!”
“You guys hurry up and go, I will cover up the rear for you guys!”
“Humans will triumph!”
“Humans will triumph!”
“Humans will triumph!”
During the final stage of Carson’s life, he crazily shouted.
And that’s when Han suddenly realized, he finally understood that calm look on his teammates’ face, it’s the determination to sacrifice self for the greater good!
Looks like everyone but Han knew about the Protector’s prophecy.
This isn’t really a good start, it had only been 4 hours since the expedition team entered the relic, and they already encountered exotic dark beasts’ siege.
Quasi-warlord Carson, dead!
Here’s the regular for this Thursday homies~