Chapter 107: Skull-winged Blue Bat (Part Four)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
After chatting more with Ms. Murong, Gao Peng finally waved goodbye.
The mention of the University of Yuzhou caused a ripple deep in Gao Peng’s heart.
He remembered that his maternal grandfather’s Southern Sky Group was located in Yuzhou. He had been to Yuzhou a couple of times, and his deepest impression about the place was that there were a lot of beautiful older sisters with long and slim legs…
However, that was not the point. The important thing was that people lived in mountainous areas over there. Even the cities were built beside the river and located in the mountains.
After the Cataclysm, the mountains in the region should have increased in number and density.
Southern University was in Yang Cheng, a place close to the triangle area of the Pearl River bordering the sea. Before the Cataclysm, it was an international first-rate city. There was no reason do doubt its prosperity. After the Cataclysm, the city attracted youths from the South to further their development. Now, Yang Cheng had become a place in the Huaxia region for young and powerful monster trainers to display their talents.
If one wanted to quickly make their name, Yang Cheng was the place.
Of course, cities of similar caliber were not limited to Yang Cheng alone. If one were to say that Yang Cheng was the power center of the Huaxia region, then Nanking, Mo Du, and the Wuzhong District were the lands of the Dragon Gate, where powerful youths gathered in the East.
Gao Peng looked towards the sky melancholically. He decided to take it one step at a time. After all, university applications came after the results were out.
He arrived at the training ground in the afternoon and saw that there was quite a commotion in front of him. Occasionally, vicious arguments and exchanges could be heard.
Before Gao Peng saw what was actually happening, he heard a very loud voice. “Why do you look down on pigs? Based on what? What’s wrong with pigs, huh? The pig in my house only eats the rice at my house!”
“It’s just a phrase,” the instructor rebutted.
“No! It has to change.”
“Then what should we change it into?” the instructor asked, a little perplexed.
Gao Peng finally made his way into the crowd. He saw a tall bulky guy with an Iron-armored Thorn Pig that was around seven feet long behind him. The Iron-armored Thorn Pig snorted in dissatisfaction while it lay on the ground, looking as if it wouldn’t get up until someone gave it a fair explanation.
The guy looked around and saw all kinds of familiars surrounding him, so he suggested the chicken, duck, dog, goose; all kinds of words came to his mind.
He paused for a moment. The guy finally raised his head stubbornly and said, “I don’t care! Either way, you have to change it! Instructor, do you know how much pain and psychological damage this phrase has caused my pig?”
The Iron-armored Thorn Pig lying beside the boy dropped its eyes just at the right moment and rolled around on the ground from left to right. Such a large bulky mass acting spoiled and rolling on the ground looked absolutely weird.
The instructor really could not beat this student, so he immediately contacted the school and later reprinted another couplet.
The couplet was brought over and hung on the gate.
“Examinees, if you don’t do well in the exams, you should just go home and raise X!”
What exactly was this X?
It spurred the limitless imagination of the various examinees.
“There’s only one month left until the exam. To test your training result, the department sent over a stronger monster. Students who are interested in taking up the challenge are welcome to challenge it or spectate.”
In the middle of the training ground, a special metal cage was constructed. It was still only 150 feet high but its width was increased to 650 by 300 feet. Outside the metal cage, they even added an extra layer of glass.
On top of the metal cage a monster hung upside down by its feet and rested quietly.
From its outer appearance, it seemed like a giant bat. However, there were multiple protruding skeletons on its body and some of its joints. Its pointy ears took up one-third of the area of its entire head.
Its furry tail hung down, and at the tip of the tail, a blue flame burned brightly.
[Monster Name]: Skull-winged Blue Bat
[Monster Condition]: Healthy (Sleeping)
[Monster Level]: Level 20 (Excellent)
[Monster Grade]: Excellent
[Monster Attribute]: Ghoul
[Monster Weakness]: 1. Light; 2. Wind.
A level 20 Excellent Grade monster!
Not many at the scene were strong enough to fight it. The most crucial thing was that this Skull-winged Blue Bat could fly. Its level was already very high, and lower-level familiars would be completely suppressed.
“This Skull-winged Blue Bat is at the peak of Excellent Grade. You are all monster trainers, and the lives of your familiars are dependent on a single moment of decision from you. So I urge you to challenge with caution,” the instructor reminded them.
Upon hearing that warning, the atmosphere reached its lowest point. Several monster trainers looked at the monster hanging on top of the metal cage in silence.
“Let me at it!” Chen Hanquiao cried. There was a loud and crisp sound and following that, a low growl. A large shadow slowly approached the cage. Chen Hanqiao stood behind it, his hands were covered in a rubber glove. He patted the head of the big fellow.
It was seven feet tall and covered in white fur. Blue fur surrounded its neck and extended toward its back from two sides in a straight line, crossing each other and forming an “X.”
[Monster Name]: Electric Luster Bear (Growth Period)
[Monster Level]: Level 18
[Monster Grade]: Excellent (Current Grade, once matured and entered into Commander tier, will be demoted to Normal Grade)
[Monster Attribute]: Electric
[Monster Condition]: Healthy (Happy)
[Monster Weakness]: 1. Devouring the Water Spirit Fruit could cause diarrhea and weaken its four limbs; 2…
The Electric Luster Bear had layers of electric arcs flashing and surround its body surface due to the the friction in its white fur.
It crawled slowly into the large metal cage. The Electric Luster Bear looked at the bat above its head in disdain and roared.
However, no matter how hard it tried to provoke this Skull-winged Blue Bat, there was no use. It looked as if it had fallen asleep.
The roaring sound reverberated in the cage. It continued roaring for an entire half hour.
Finally, the Electric Luster Bear even lost its voice from all the roaring. Everyone outside was moved by it.
The Electric Luster Bear roared without any energy.
The Skull-winged Blue Bat’s large ears moved. It opened its sleepy eyes.
As it saw that the bat had finally awoken, the Electric Luster Bear instantly looked energized. It stood up in excitement and hit its chest with its paws in a frenzy.
Skull-winged Blue Bat yawned and closed its eyes again…
The Electric Luster Bear who had stood up like a human looked dumbfounded. It just stood there in the cage, staring blankly.
Standing is weird and so is sitting. What the heck should I do? it thought.
The Electric Luster Bear became infuriated instantly. It rushed crazily to the side of the metal cage and started hitting it, creating a loud rattling sound.
The metal wire on top began shaking. It was like a cradle rocking, and the Skull-winged Blue Bat slept even more cozily.
Finally, the Electric Luster Bear walked out of the metal cage looking helpless and tired.
Chief Instructor Chen coughed and said, “Now everyone has also seen that sometimes, monsters will not just rush towards you without any thought and fight a hard fight. They also avoid battles. They also… sleep. That is why you all need to be flexible and adapt to the situation.”
Gao Peng nodded and thought, I understand your reasoning… But just what is this guilty condition in your condition bracket?
Another examinee sent his familiar to challenge the Skull-winged Blue Bat. The examinee’s familiar was a large hedgehog whose thorns could be shot out like arrows from a crossbow.
The Skull-winged Blue Bat that was resting finally awoke. With a swing, its body disappeared from its original position.
It opened its mouth and screamed.
The supersonic waves hit and reflected on the glass plates, and the vibration on the glass made a buzzing sound.
The hedgehog familiar fell on the floor in pain and rolled all over the place.