Chapter 86: Valley of Bones
The liquid that Han injected into the Earth Claw was called Doomsday Burst. Once a creature was injected with such a highly toxic biological agent, the inner body releases its full potential until the creature dies due to complete exhaustion.
The situation was urgent so Han couldn’t care too much anymore, he needed to flee the scene as soon as possible because in addition to the dark beasts that were about to chase him to death, there was also a big change taking place inside Han’s body. The overflowing source energy was reminding him, he was about to level up!
Recently, Han’s level had been hovering around pinnacle 3-star level. Life was a bitch, for the whole way Han was training as hard as possible and still couldn’t reach 4-stars, yet right after entering the Extinction Domain, before he even got to take a break, he was already about to level up.
Maybe it was the intense battles and the drugs that amplified Han’s source energy that broke the barrier between 3 and 4 stars. In short, Han’s feeling was getting stronger, he was about to enter four stars!
Under normal circumstances, leveling up was a cause for celebration. After all, his level got higher, which led to a few beneficial changes including the void domain created was now expanded to a radius of one hundred meters.
But now, Han was at the hell-like extinction domain!
The higher the level-up, the larger the fluctuation of source power, which had a greater impact on the soldiers as well. Including factors like consciousness, power, focus, these things will all drastically weaken due to the body trying to adapt to the large fluctuation in power. If at this time Han gets attacked by dark beasts, then he would be neck deep in danger.
The Earth Claw that was injected with the Doomsday Burst started to sprint forward like mad, completely disregarded saving energy and didn’t care about how this continuous use of energy will take its life.
The dark fusion beasts weren’t too intelligent; all they knew how to do was following orders. Han ordered him to run, so the Earth Claw just ran with his life on the line.
A few hours passed, Han was now very far away from the desert, and he had crossed the mountains and arrived at a dark valley.
The Earth Claw finally completed his mission. Originally he could have lived for 24 hours, but now due to physical exhaustion he pitched down to the ground, and the black body began to shrink as quickly as a deflating balloon, quickly turning into a blob of dark genetic material the size of a fist.
Han can’t afford to care about Earth Claw’s death, he couldn’t suppress the urge to level up anymore, and he suddenly stood up and started practicing the 46 Ensemble.
It must be said that, although the 46 Ensemble was the most basic exercise in the Milky Way, it was truly amazing. Han’s body was like a rhythmic movement, sometimes slow sometimes quick, sometimes relaxed and sometimes rapid, sometimes like an eagle soaring into the sky and sometimes quick like a crimson rabbit sprinting under the moon.
The source energy started flowing like a river, constantly surging into Han’s body. As Han began to practice the 46 Ensemble, the source energy fluctuation gradually subsided, and about 10 minutes later, Han let out a long breath, and slowly opened his eyes.
Power level 4-stars, finally reached!
Without too many thrilling developments, Han’s breakthrough to the 4th star level was completely natural. After the unremitting efforts he displayed, everything was deserved.
Source Power Index past 10 thousand!
The Void End domain radius was now up to 100 meters!
This was an upgrade caused by the increase in source energy. When the source power was accumulated to a certain extent, it will achieve the effect of gene lock, pushing espers to suddenly take a huge step forward, and that was called crossing the level barrier.
Having his level increased, Han felt like everything about him had refreshed. His zero-degree brain region expanded to become equipped with higher strength, which actually offset the large amount of source energy consumed previously, allowing Han to regain his full strength and make him feel alive again.
Han didn’t have time to celebrate the unexpected level increase, he observed the surroundings and couldn’t help but gasped.
The valley in front of Han’s eyes wasn’t a normal valley. At the top of the valley was actually a huge white skeleton left behind after the death of a giant monster.
The spinal part reached at least a dozen kilometers, and the bones sideways across both ends of the valley should be sternum. Han was completely under the shadow of the huge bones.
It seemed to be left behind by a giant snake, Han could only guess that these bones belonged to the star beasts from the legends, otherwise he couldn’t possibly explain how a snake could grow to such surprising size.
And in the sky above at the end of the valley, there floated a huge tower that was tens of thousands of meters from the ground, just hovering there. It was shocking.
It was said, A-19 was where the prehistoric civilization trained their soldiers, and those floating towers were different training levels. If one could successful enjoy the tower and get out, then the system programmed by the pre-historic civilization will be give out really generous rewards.
Inside the relic A-19, these floating towers were called dominant tests. Because their existences were obvious, everyone can see them. There were also some hidden tests, and it was said to have even more lucrative returns, but they were not easy to find nor easily accessible.
Those powerful nations in the Milky Way had sent professional teams to study the relics, and in their hands were some maps of the test levels that give the most loot. Thus, whenever the relic opened, they will carefully select soldiers to enter.
As for Han, he came from the insignificant planet Earth, and so far, was the only person from Earth that had been to A-19 before. Not to mention the professional research team, there weren’t even any predecessor who had experiences that could be shared. If it wasn’t for Pathless, Han would’ve had received little to no information about the A-19.
Unfortunately, Pathless wasn’t an expert in researching extinction domains as he indulged in mostly martial arts. Night Walker was also focused in the pharmacology field. Although they were both powerful, but because of their specialization, they both couldn’t offer more help for Han.
Not to mention finding those hidden test levels that led to high quality treasure, it was not even easy to get into any floating towers. Each floating tower had a switch that was usually located at a location below the tower, and activating that switch will summon a ladder that goes into the sky. Then one can get inside those towers.
“I will try to stay alive first.” Han shook his head, and said to himself.
He opened the ring he got from Fei Roger, and poured out all the stuff.
This dimension storage ring was a lot higher level than Han’s. It actually contained a space that was 10 meters cubed in size, which meant that it was at least 7 hundred million GC!
A dimensional ring that was worth 7 hundred million GC!
Han got so excited, and he started to carefully look through the others stuff Fei Roger brought with him. After all, this guy was the nephew of Sally Empire’s Chancellery, he had a lot of valuable stuff, he even carried cash and jewelry with him.
But, Fei Roger was a spoiled young man after all. A lot of things on him were not useful for Han, like all kinds of delicious cuisine, gorgeous silk jackets, pretty little sheepskin boots, and even makeup for men. These things were all thrown away by Han.
Han did some mental math. The ring itself plus the laser cannon, plus the jewelry and some other weapons, the overall value was at least 9 hundred million GC, no doubt a huge harvest.
It was really troublesome to commit robbery in today’s society, Han was sure that a spoiled guy like Fei Roger will at least have a couple hundred million GC in his bank account, but unfortunately Han couldn’t get his hands on his bank account as well, which is quite sad.
After quickly checking again and packing up everything, Han was about to hit the road. At that moment he saw the Earth Claw that has huddled into a little ball. He let out a gentle sigh, dug a hole on the right side of the valley, buried it, and picked up a few rocks and made a mark.
“The world says that you are an evil synthetic life, but in my eyes, regardless of whether you are evil or good, you saved my life. I’m sorry, I had no choice but to inject Doomsday Burst into you, otherwise you could’ve lived a few more hours.”
“Thanks for your help, I’m going now, you stay here and rest in peace.” Han mumbled a few words, and accelerated his steps to rush towards the end of the valley.
The silent valley and giant skeleton above his head gave Han a very creepy feeling. Thinking about the countless dark beasts that are currently chasing and killing the rest of the human survivors, Han’s sense of crisis got even stronger.
Thirty days! One needed to survive in this hellish environment for 30 days, it was no doubt a harsh test for all participants.
Due to the sudden level-up on the battlefield, Han’s movement speed also increased a lot, and in a blink of an eye he arrived at the end of the Valley and saw that huge white skeleton monster’s head resting in the dirt.
It was a very strange looking head, with sharp edges. The rows of fangs were even taller than Han, shinning a pale color under the sun.
Han guessed, if the owner of these bones was really a snake, then it would be a truly terrifying monster snake, even after passing away millions of years ago, its remains still released a murderous aura. That mouthful of sharp fangs, it couldn’t be known how many enemies were killed by them.
Escape was his priority. Han didn’t dare to stay here any longer, just as he prepared to leave the valley, he saw something red inside that monster snake’s bones.
Being driven by curiosity, Han got closer and looked through the slit between the monster’s teeth.
Inside the skull grew some “red beans” that were shining, that color was bright red like fresh blood…