Chapter 118: Lakeside Giant Scorpion (Part Three)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Thousands of people were looking at the backs of the eight. Gao Peng was filled with all sorts of emotions.
If a familiar was not at the commander tier, it would be impossible for it to fight familiars of a higher tier. Take Dumby for example. It had to be at level 20 and possess an epic grade in order to stand a chance against familiars that were at the commander tier.
Even the weakest commander tier familiars were still powerful. The difference between the two tiers was extremely large. Epic grade familiars were very rare, much rarer than commander tier familiars.
“The eight of them should be the strongest youngsters in Chang’an City,” someone said in the recesses of a military base. Several high-level military leaders looked at a big screen at the center of the base, broadcasting the Monster Trainer College Entrance Examination live.
The content on the screen was being recorded by a drone. The picture quality was extremely clear as the camera focused on area A. Compared to the large numbers of elite and normal tier familiars, the eight people with the commander tier familiars were more interesting.
“Not all eight of them are interesting. Only six of them are,” someone said and shook his head. “I asked around and two of them are older. One is 21 years old, and the other is 20 years old. Their familiars were only promoted to commander tier recently. If they took such a long time to get their familiars up to the commander tier, it means that they are only somewhat talented. They can’t be regarded as geniuses.”
The people around him nodded. The minimum age for signing a contract with a familiar was 18 years old. From this piece of information, people would be able to tell how talented a monster trainer was.
“But who can truly measure something like talent… such guesses are unreliable. I never believe such talk. I only know that these are the only eight monster trainers out of 30,000 in Chang’an city that have commander tier familiars,” another person whispered.
“Yes, they are our future,” a white-haired senior said slowly. “We saw the signs a decade ago. In China’s Shennongjia, in Brazil’s Amazon rivers, and in America’s Yellowstone Park. A small number of monsters started to appear in areas that were not populated by humans. We thought that we would be able to control the situation, but we still lost.”
Everyone stopped talking once he started speaking.
If this news were spread to the outside world, it would definitely cause a stir. That was because textbooks and various other records stated that the change only started to occur three and a half years ago. However, according to this old man, every nation on earth had seen signs a decade ago.
“I don’t want any accidents in this exam. If there are any accidents in this exam, then the reputation of the Chang’an Military District would be ruined all over the world!” said the white-haired old man.
“General, please rest assured that all the soldiers stationed at the Monster Trainer College Entrance Examination were selected after a strict process. None of them will cause a problem!” someone replied. “And every part of the Monster Trainer College Entrance Examination site is under watch by cameras. We adopted a one-to-one monitoring method. Each camera is monitored by one single person. If any problem occurs in any part of the exam, not only will the person who committed the crime be held responsible, but the person responsible for monitoring that part of the exam will also be punished!”
“I see,” the old man nodded.
Almost every household in Chang’an City had switched on their TVs to watch the fights between the familiars.
This program was special. This was a gathering of people comparable to the one that happened during the Entrance Examination for College. Every household had a son or a daughter. Many people had their eyes glued to the TV screen, waiting for the battles to start.
Of course, in the first round selections, people would watch the exams in their own cities.
“I see Gao Peng!” Li Zigong, who was at home, shouted. “I knew it. I knew he wasn’t someone who had no ambition-”
Li Zigong was interrupted by a sudden slap to his head. “Shut up! It’s getting interesting! Just shut up and watch the TV!” Li Hongdou said as he retracted his right hand. Li Hongdou rubbed his hands; Li Zigong’s head was getting harder and harder…
The familiars in cages were released after a loud bang.
Gao Peng saw a giant truck come in and stop. The rear compartment door opened and revealed a cage that contained a huge blue figure.
It was 20 feet long and seven feet tall. The blue carapace looked extremely beautiful, it had an immense tail, and cold light emanated from the two huge claws. The giant scorpion seemed to be confused as it lifted up its claws to block its eyes from the sunlight. It then knelt down cautiously.
It didn’t care about the truck leaving behind it, instead turning around to stare at Gao Peng.
Gao Peng moved forward slowly.
All eight of the candidates in area A started their battle at the same time.
Countless people clenched their fists in front of their TVs. They felt their blood rushing from the excitement. Beneath the drone, thousands of monsters clumped up fighting each other in fierce battle.
On Gao Peng’s left, a white-haired giant monkey was being bitten by a Black Anaconda. It was using its ultimate move, strangle!
Gao Peng saw a monster trainer swallowed up by fire after a familiar gushed out flames from its mouth. After the flames died out, a red sphere could be seen around the monster trainer, protecting them. The sphere slowly disappeared.
What the hell was that?!
The giant blue scorpion didn’t wait for Gao Peng to finish his thoughts. It moved in for the kill.
[Monster Name]: Lakeside Giant Scorpion
[Monster Level]: Level 22 (Commander)
[Monster Weakness]: 1. Electric type. 2. It doesn’t have any carapace beneath its body, making that part of its body to have low defense.
Dumby moved forward quickly. It took off the black robe, which turned into fragments in the air, turning the ground below it into a kill zone.
A low, hoarse roar came out. It sounded like it came out of a subwoofer.
Dumby rushed forward like a fierce wind. It was so quick that it morphed into a silver-gray blob.
“The sides of its body are its weakness,” Gao Peng said calmly.
The Lakeside Giant Scorpion closed its claws. They looked like giant hammers.
Dumby used its left leg to smash the side of the Lakeside Giant Scorpion, following with a punch. However, this Lakeside Giant Scorpion was experienced in battle. It knew where its weakness was and naturally blocked the opponent’s attack.
The scorpion flung its tail like a paddle to turn its body. It was like a Mercedes-Benz drifting at a high speed. Then, it used its right claw to throw a punch.
Dumby couldn’t avoid the punch in time and took the blow, immediately getting thrown back. He flew through the air by around a couple of feet before falling.
The Lakeside Giant Scorpion did not wait for Dumby to stand up, instead rushing forward towards Dumby like a tank and lifting up both its claws into the air. A layer of faint blue light covered it as water in the air gathered together above the claws and smashed down at a high velocity.
Beneath the claws was Dumby, who had fallen down on the ground.
Dumby’s heart beat wildly. The flames in its eyes were getting fiercer and fiercer.