Chapter 37: Chapter 37: The Zombie Core
In only a matter of seconds, Song Jian managed to take down three normal attribute mutated zombies. The three mutated zombies didn’t even touch Song Jian.
In Song Jian’s equipment slot, he held the “Tusk Fang Stinger” in his right hand and the Corrupt Sword in his left, his strength attribute had reached 8 points, 3 points higher than a normal adult male, even greater than the strength of a real-world weight-lifting champion;
Compared to when he first entered the game, his strength attribute had doubled, naturally allowing him to easily break through the defenses of the mutated zombies;
The three zombies altogether dropped two items, a small crystal ball emitting a white glow and a cooking ingredient, zombie meat;
Zombie meat had become Song Jian’s main source of food in the game. The food and water he had initially found upon entering the game were almost depleted. Water was still not an issue, with three bottles of mineral water remaining, but all the compressed dry food had been eaten. Now, in his inventory, only two pieces of “fried meat” were left.
Song Jian looked at the white crystal ball feeling a sense of familiarity, he picked it up to look at it and discovered it was a “Zombie Core”.
“Isn’t this an item for the task of applying for a membership card at the Apocalypse Supermarket? It can drop even without a task?” Song Jian was slightly curious.
Previously, when he killed zombies and obtained the “Zombie Core”, besides the words “task item”, he couldn’t see any other attributes. But now, the Zombie Core in his hand was an item of white quality.
“Zombie Core (White): Material, can be used in any production process, as a catalyst to speed up the production process, product mutation +1; Item Description: Crystallized energy formed after a mutated zombie’s body is infected by the virus, of high value; Usage Requirement: None; Can be brought out of the game: No.”
“Valued high?” Song Jian played with the crystal ball and thought to himself: “The Apocalypse Supermarket probably chose it as a task item because of its high value, right?”
After stashing the Zombie Core into his inventory, Song Jian continued forward;
The vigilance range of zombies seemed to have greatly increased at night. Any slight movement would attract zombies. Song Jian didn’t even need to look for them intentionally. As he was strolling slowly on the streets, mutated zombies would find him on their own;
He became more proficient in using the dagger, and Song Jian also started to control his vitality points, using the skills “Earth Teeth Assault” and “Kick”, slowly enhancing the proficiency of these two active skills;
Three hours later, Song Jian had killed at least a hundred mutated zombies, the number of Zombie Cores in his inventory increased to six, along with some Zombie Tusk Fangs and Zombie Meat, but there wasn’t a single real equipment drop.
Just then, Song Jian heard a shout from afar: “What are you trying to do, why are you attacking me?”
“The voice sounds familiar, could it be Li Ke’er?” Song Jian’s eyebrows furrowed as he looked towards the direction of the sound; the noise had alerted the surrounding mutated zombies, and many zombies began to slowly move towards the source of the sound;
Taking advantage of the darkness, Song Jian carefully hid his figure and followed the crowd of zombies;
Li Ke’er was holding a silver crossbow, looking vigilantly at the men blocking the alleyway entrance. At her feet, there were five or six piles of black ash, and a few white glowing items nearby.
“Hehe, Boss, I didn’t lie to you, this girl’s weapon is silver-grade. You didn’t see her killing zombies, her speed was incredibly fast, zombies didn’t even have time to react, they were shot dead instantly.” A skinny man stood next to a muscular man, whispering with a smirk on his face.
Wang Qiang gave a glance at the thin man beside him, a hint of scorn flashed in his eyes, he nodded slightly: “Not bad, you did well this time. It seems you’re of some use. As long as I get that weapon, you’ll be a member of the Green Wolf Gang.”
In reality, Wang Qiang was the leader of the Green Wolf Gang, controlling a dozen or so street thugs and living off protection fees, no one dared to mess with him in Yunhua Street area;
After entering the game, he gathered a few people and continued the operations of the Green Wolf Gang in the game, living a comfortable life.
When one of his men reported that a young girl had a silver-grade weapon, Wang Qiang’s heart stirred. He knew that the best weapon he possessed was a white-grade long sword that he had obtained when he first entered the game.
“Girl, don’t be afraid. As long as you hand over the weapon in your hand, I’ll let you go.” Wang Qiang and three or four others blocked the alleyway entrance, greedily eyed the silver crossbow in Li Ke’er’s hand.
“Get out of the way quickly, or I’ll shoot you.” Li Ke’er held up her crossbow, making a threatening expression, but on her small face, the expression didn’t hold persuasive power;
“Skinny, you go, take her weapon.” Wang Qiang raised his chin and motioned to the skinny man beside him;
“Bo, Boss, my name is Wang Bin, not Skinny…” Wang Bin said somewhat aggrievedly.
“…From now on, you’re Skinny.” Wang Qiang gave Wang Bin a glare. Seeing that he wanted to argue, Wang Qiang immediately countered menacingly: “You still want to join the Green Wolf Gang or not?”
“Ye, yes, boss, I’ll go right now.” Wang Bin looked at the silver weapon in Ke’er’s hand, and swallowed nervously. Taking one more glance at Wang Qiang, he gritted his teeth, gripped the short sword in his hand and slowly moved towards Ke’er;
“Little girl, don’t be afraid, I…” Wang Bin squeezed out an ugly smile on his face, saying softly;
A semi-transparent bolt flew by Wang Bin’s head;
A chilling sensation rushed from his spine to the back of his head, Wang Bin became paralyzed with fear on the spot. He felt a burning pain at the top of his head, when he looked at his Vitality points, he was shocked to find out that his original eighty points of Vitality had dropped more than twenty points, and his face immediately turned into an expression of horror.
This was just a graze and not a direct hit. If he was directly hit, wouldn’t he be killed instantly? Is the attack power of a silver-grade weapon this terrifying?
The courage he had barely gathered quickly collapsed, and Wang Bin screamed and rolled back towards the mouth of the alley;
“Bo, Boss, she, she shot me, the attack was so high, I, I’m almost dead!” Wang Bin said with a grievous expression on his face.
“Get out of the way, you good-for-nothing.” Wang Qiang disdainfully kicked Wang Bin and took out a half-human-high iron shield from his inventory, placing it in front of himself.
“You all follow me. I don’t believe we, a group of men, can’t deal with an eight or nine-year-old girl, spit!” Wang Qiang spat onto the ground maliciously and lifted his shield, slowly walking towards Li Ke’er;
Wang Qiang saw Li Ke’er’s attack just now. The distance between them was more than ten meters, far beyond the effective range of a normal crossbow. Just a graze from the side caused Wang Bin to lose more than twenty Vitality points. This kind of attack, even Wang Qiang himself, was surprised.
However, his determination to obtain this weapon became even stronger. He led the charge, shield in hand, and rushed towards Li Ke’er;