Chapter 200: Demon Claw (Part One)
Han raise his head, saw his opponent. He was shocked and couldn’t help but frown.
It turned out to be the Violent Grappler.
Han completely didn’t expect to actually meet him in the first round. It didn’t seem like it was a coincidence?
In the camp, there weren’t a lot of genetic biology experts, about 3 or 4 hundred by the looks of it. Compared to the assassins and mercenaries counted in the tens of thousands, this was a minority occupation.
In accordance with the dark net’s rule of selection, the top twenty genetic biology experts could live without any punishment. As for whether they would be following the dark net founder to go on the mission, it will be up to that founder’s choice.
So, Han’s goal was very simple, he just needed to stay in the top 20. He didn’t want to get too high a ranking, and that was why he didn’t go battle every day to improve his points.
But the Violent Grappler was a completely different person than Han. He was passionate about fighting, and as he claimed, he must get first place or else he will not give up.
So he fought all different kinds of people here today, whereas Han only followed the minimum requirement and participated in a selection battle once every three days.
So far, the Violent Grappler was ranked first among the genetic biology experts, whereas Han was ranked 18.
According to the complex rules of the selection war, Han should not have to encounter the Violent Grappler. Right now he’s already in the top 20, so he only needed to battle people with a lower rank to defend his spot in the top 20.
Thinking of this, Han looked at the floating screen. He won three out of three battles so far, although his battle count was the least among all genetic biology experts, due to his perfect victory record, his ranking was still good, sitting at the 18th place. But, the Violent Grappler had 10 wins out of 10 battles, ranked first, and was already at his 11th battle.
Yesterday, Xiao Man came to find Han and reminded him that he was drawn to face a very powerful opponent who was ranked at 20 something, but how come things suddenly changed after he got on stage?
“Look! The Violent Grappler is up against Wind Speaker!”
“Wait what? How did they meet in the preliminaries? Didn’t they say that the people in the top 20s don’t have to face each other?”
“Did the rule temporarily change?”
The people that came to watch all felt that it was strange and couldn’t make sense of what was happening.
Xiao Man angrily walked to Ting Bu and said in a deep voice, “What is going on?! Isn’t Han’s opponent today the Heart of Beast? How did it change to the Violent Grappler?”
Ting Bu coldly said, “The Heart of Beast wasn’t feeling too well and chose to temporarily withdraw from the battle today. The Violent Grappler had a long 10-win streak, he has the right to pick his next opponent. He chose Wind Speaker, and that’s his privilege.”
Xiao Man turned her head and angrily stared at Violent Grappler.
Violent Grappler was a middle-aged man with a red birthmark on his face, giving off quite a domineering feeling. He didn’t really care how Xiao Man looked at him, and just nodded before saying, “I just want to practice my skills on this brat. Seeing that odd-looking fusion beast makes me sick! Today I’m going to teach him a lesson.”
Xiao Man’s face became red as she fiercely stamped her foot. Slightly shivering, she looked over to Han, but saw Han was just crouching down and very carefully cleaning a dirty spot on the Demon Claw’s head. He was very focused on the task and didn’t look nervous at all.
“Peers of the same profession can really easily become enemies. Although Wind Speaker’s ranking isn’t that high, but everyone knows that he has some strength reserved and doesn’t want to go full out. Well, now he became the Violent Grappler’s prey.”
“Who cares, I have long wanted to see these two masters duel. From the fusion beasts’ perspective, Wind Speaker’s Demon Claw is most unique, but the Violent Grappler’s Jade Kylin has the strongest combat strength. This battle is going to be very enjoyable!”
“You are thinking too much, his Jade Kylin had won 10 out of 10 battles. It didn’t take a single hit and destroyed all opponents in one round. The Demon Claw is not going to win.”
“I agree. Although the Demon Claw uses Demonic Star Chaser crab claws and is very strong, the Jade Kylin is the combination of a Dark Star Lion and a Purple Star Celestial Eagle. From creation, the Jade Kylin is more than a level higher than the Demon Claw.”
The spectators began discussing, and the general consensus was that Han was going to lose.
In fusion beasts, there was a saying about origin. The theory states, whether a fusion beast was strong, one needed to look at its origin. If the origin was some extremely rare star beasts, then the beast will naturally be very powerful after being made into a fusion beast.
Although the level of genetic biology experts also played a role, but it was limited.
Just like a 1-star esper versus a 3-star esper, even if the 1-star esper had a warlord level teacher, that’s still not going to make him win against an esper 2 levels higher.
In other words, due to the fact that Han’s Demon Claw’s origin was lower level than Jade Kylin, despite how skilled Han was, he still wouldn’t be able to train the Demon Claw to the degree of winning against the Jade Kylin, and the result was already predetermined by the origin level.
“Remember what you promised me.” The Violent Grappler deepened his voice and said to dark guard Ting Bu.
A hint of acknowledgement showed in Ting Bu’s eyes. Seeing the still sulking Xiao Man and the calm Han in the distance, a feeling of hatred raised in his heart and he replied, “Don’t worry. As long as you help me disqualify Han, I will naturally honor the promise. The Demon Claw is his best fusion beast; you must tear it apart completely!”
Violent Grappler disapprovingly replied, “Humph, to the Jade Kylin, that ugly thing is a piece of cake. Look at how blankly it looks, it’s completely not the Jade Kylin’s match.”
Han obviously didn’t hear this conversation. He just cleaned up the Demon Claw a bit, then left it on the stage and went out himself.
The Violent Grappler let out the Jade Kylin from his dimension ring. Suddenly, a green light emerged in the room, and then a terrifyingly large fusion beast stood at the center of the stage.
The Jade Kylin was obviously very strong, the combination of a Dark Star Lion King and Purple Star Celestial Eagle. It was a mad lion with wings, covered in a layer of jade scales which came from a jade sea dragon, a type of giant aquatic lizard.
The Jade Kylin was powerful and majestic. In contrast, Han’s Demon Claw was like a little spider. Four in the front and five in the back, with a total of 9 claws, pitch black, also looking a bit stupid, forming a strong contrast with the Jade Kylin.
Han had his hands in his trouser as he watched, and saw his opponent, the Violent Grappler, suddenly make the gesture of slicing his throat.