Chapter 287: Explode!
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The Tower of Plague was a large and powerful magic weapon the Dark Shrine used to create Undead. Similar to the Tower of Holy Light, which could bless everyone, grant blessings to the surrounding inhabitants, heal injuries and dispel illness, the function of the Tower of Plague was to let living humans and wild beasts gradually decay and die. Then, it would revive the dead creatures to become Undead Warriors of the Dark Shrine, the lackeys of darkness.
Holy Church had a regulation, which stipulated that any person who destroyed the Tower of Plague would be able to receive rewards such as experience points, reputation, equipment, or to let a Priest to randomly bless one once.
Currently, Lin Jie was at level 30. If he destroyed the Tower of Plague, he believed it would be enough for him to raise his level up to 31!
There were two ways to destroy the Tower of Plague, one was to find about 300 Priests to release Holy Light towards the Plague Cauldron, causing the two different powers to collide with each other to produce a large explosion. The result of doing so was that all the experience points would be evenly split. Thus, it would be even more practical to kill monsters to level up after calculating. The second way was to make use of explosive items!
Lin Jie flipped his hand, and a few Illusionary Bullets landed in his hand. However, just relying on these bullets was far from enough, so Lin Jie grabbed the Deathbringer’s bone and threw it. The rotten and dark smell was instantly spread. In less than a few minutes, dog-barking sounds could be heard, before a large batch of Hellfire, with flames burning throughout their bodies, had gathered at the door.
Dogs loved to chew bones when they were alive, even more so after they died, not to mention these bones were from Deathbringer, a Gold Undead Boss. Many runes were carved on its bones, and swallowing it was like eating an all nourishing tonic pill, so it was extremely beneficial to Undead. In Lin Jie’s previous life, there had been some overly bored players that had used Gold Bosses’ bones to feed Hell Hounds, raising them to Boss level and then killing them.
“Hey, little dogs, it’s time to eat!” Lin Jie looked at those Hell Hounds gleefully. They were all level 35 monsters, which had mutated from the guard-dogs that the villagers had reared before they had been corroded by The Land of Plague. Normally, the Hell Hounds would have already pounced towards Lin Jie once they smelled the scent of a living being, but now, they had surrounded Deathbringer’s bones and were barking loudly.
As compared to food, the temptation to raise their strength was larger. Even dogs had ambitions, didn’t they?
Lin Jie grabbed Deathbringer’s bones and threw them all into the Plague Cauldron. A Hell Hound followed the bones and also jumped into the cauldron, biting onto the rune-carved bones in midair and barking ferociously.
“All of you fall into the cauldron!”
Lin Jie stood behind all the Hell Hounds, a dragon roar was brewing at the hilt of the Broken Blade—it was as if the roar physically existed! All the Hell Hounds were knocked back by the roar and fell into the Plague Cauldron.
Plague Cauldron was the pride of the City of Funeral Bell’s Undead Queen of the Tribe of Darkness, anything that was alive would all be converted into obedient Undead after being ‘cooked’ in the Plague Cauldron. Meanwhile, the Undead that were being boiled in the Plague Cauldron would even mutate and increase their strengths. In the beginning, City of Funeral Bell’s Queen had relied on that Plague Cauldron to create ten thousands of Undead from the battlefield where blood formed the sea and corpses piled up into mountains. She had even thrown hundreds of thousands of low-grade Undead for them to kill each other. It was like rearing venomous insects 1 . Thus, two invincible Demon Dragons made of human bones had been created, and not only did they have the strength of Demon Dragons, but they also had the wisdom of humans. Hence, they had become the right-hand men of the Queen.
The Hell Hounds, which had fallen into the Plague Cauldron, were like a group of people who were seeking to survive in the desert and were suddenly thrown into a shallow oasis. The people fought to drink down the water of life and even wished for their other fellow humans to die immediately! Meanwhile, the way the Hell Hounds expressed it was even more direct, they just started biting and tearing each other apart. Dark green-colored blood was scattered everywhere, and their ferocious barking was never-ending, making the person listening feel shivers run down his spine.
“Let’s fuel the fire!” Lin Jie took out his Silent Killer and aimed at the Hell Hound that was the most ferocious in biting others and absorbed the most power. Its grade had evolved from Elite to Enhanced Elite, so if was nothing unexpected happened, it would be the winner of this battle!
However, here came the unexpected!
Five bullets had accurately shot into the body of the Hell Hound, and five hideous bullet holes had appeared. The rest of the Hell Hounds grasped the chance to immediately tear the Hell Hound apart, blood was spilled, and flesh was scattered all around. That Hell Hound had fallen very quickly under the attacks of the Hell Hounds surrounding it. The fire covering the Hell Hound had merged with the Plague Cauldron, and after a while, a Hellfire Hound with fire engulfing it was gradually created.
[Hellfire Hound] (Enhanced Elite)
Health Points: 19,000
Additional effect: Sharp teeth from hell (Attack Speed increases by 60%)
Note: Hellfire Hound is the most fearsome cannon fodder Undead in City of Funeral Bell. The amount of explosive substance inside each Hellfire Hound is enough to destroy the earth!
When the Guild of Light and Tribe of Darkness were fighting for land in The New Age, the standing of City of Funeral Bell’s Queen was still far from the position she had now. Although she was the Queen, her subordinates were all humans, Dwarves, Orcs, and Undead of different races. This was regarded as an “impure bloodline” by the Tribe of Darkness, and the powers of darkness had far-reaching influence, so everyone was hostile towards her. The Queen had even wandered around the corners of the mainland as she had been unable to join the Tribe of Darkness for a period of time.
However, that battle, which was named as “The Rise of Undead” had completely established the status of the Queen. She had relied on hundreds of thousands of Hellfire Hounds and used the Trojan Horse battle tactic, letting the Hell Hounds eat the internal organs of Undead completely, and then disguised as Undead pets to hide within and sacrifice themselves. Just when the Guild of Light soldiers had thought that they had defeated the opponent as easily as breaking dry branches, these groups of Hellfire Hounds all charged out and instantly self-destructed. The explosion had been so powerful that even hundreds of meters deep holes had been formed in the hard ground. After that battle, that place had become the territory of Undead—City of Funeral Bell.
These Hellfire Hounds were explosives! Vessels for explosives!
Lin Jie was playing with his fingers after the Hellfire Hound appeared, it bit the other Hell Hounds to death, killing one with each bite. The corpses were gathered within the Plague Cauldron to be transformed into Hellfire Hounds.
“Ha…” Two Illusionary Bullet had appeared between Lin Jie’s fingers, and he casually threw them.
“You’re actually still here!”
Just at that moment, a scream could be heard from behind Lin Jie—Eighteen Massacres had already revived! What was more surprising was that he had not had any weakening effect. Most likely, it was due to the magic from Dark Shrine.
Lin Jie raised his chin slightly. “Nice, I lacked a batch of level 30 equipment. I see that there is quite the number of them on you, so I’m here to ask you for a few more.”
Eighteen Massacres’ face was flushed red. He had spent a total of two weeks to obtain the amount of Dark Shrine reputation, which he then exchanged for the Gold belt! Unfortunately, now, he was just the cat’s paw for others. How could he not be angry? However, Eighteen Massacres was also not an ordinary person. He immediately calmed himself down and took out a new level 25 Gold belt to equip and said coldly, “You have indeed killed me once, but that was all due to luck! Without Death Rage, what can you do?”
Yes, Eighteen Massacres had completely understood that Lin Jie that madman had actually trained Death Rage’s level to such a height! Not only so, but he also had the means to control his health himself! However, Dark Shrine also had a skill “Dark Execution”, it was no different from Lin Jie’s Blood Soul Multi-Slash and could instantly deal high damage. Eighteen Massacres only had to control Lin Jie’s health points to outside the range of Death Rage and then use Dark Execution to kill him instantly!
“Body of Night’s King!”
Eighteen Massacres activated Body of Night’s King again, and his Movement Speed increased greatly. Then, he charged towards Lin Jie!
Lin Jie moved, he did not retreat but instead headed forward. His body got closer to Eighteen Massacres, and the two of them were so close it was as if they had hugged each other. Immediately after, Lin Jie smeared his palm onto Eighteen Massacres’ chest. This Felomitz Magnetic Stone Armor actually cracked, while the shoulder and chest exploded, revealing patches of muscles!
Lin Jie roared and stunned Eighteen Massacres. He retreated three steps and used Fog Concealment to enter Stealth mode.
Eighteen Massacres’ Seven Style Spear transformed into a long whip, and he flicked it everywhere. The main aim of a normal person after going into Stealth mode was to find a chance to attack again, but Lin Jie did not have any intention to appear, it was as if he had disappeared.
Eighteen Massacres flung his whip around for half a minute, then he stopped and looked at his broken breastplate in shock. It was not in the true sense broken, but it was caused by a skill! After checking his attributes, the attributes of Felomitz Magnetic Stone Armor had actually been reduced by 70% out of thin air—that was definitely not the effect of a normal skill! That was an Epic Skill!
“If he had such an unbelievably powerful skill just now, then why didn’t he use it? Epic… Is it possible!?” Eighteen Massacres hurriedly checked his mission, it actually showed that the mission had failed! Even if the secret scroll was stolen, one also needed to unseal it! In the period of trying to unseal it, Eighteen Massacres could still hunt Lin Jie down, there were still chances for him to snatch it back, so why was it like this?
While Eighteen Massacres was shocked, Lin Jie suddenly appeared.
Hunter’s Forward Charge! Wild Charge!
In the blink of an eye, Lin Jie had already closed the distance, his right hand forming in the shape of a claw, and the power of Army Obliteration was gathering in his palm!
“Not good! Army Obliteration!”
Eighteen Massacres went pale from shock. Seven Style Spear transformed into Seven Style Spear Broken Blade and slashed towards Lin Jie!
Pat, pat, pat, pat!
Lin Jie’s palm had quickly struck Eighteen Massacres’ body while he chuckled and instantly dodged his attack.
“Damn it, you yellow dog!” Eighteen Massacres was outraged as he looked at the wrist guard, belt, greaves, and helmet that were broken. This feeling of being humiliated was too uncomfortable!
“Hahahaha, Eighteen Massacres, you don’t have the qualifications to challenge me anymore! I, the expert Lone Wolf, have been lonely all my life, so it is actually boring. Let me give you a small gift. Raise your strength properly and come to be my plaything in the future!”
Lin Jie’s voice seemed to come from afar, which then floated towards outside the door as if he had already left.
Suddenly, a stone-shaped item was thrown into the air and dropped in front of Eighteen Massacres.
Eighteen Massacres picked up that item. It was the super rare item [Holy Light Grace], which could let one’s soul endlessly be attached back to one’s body and revive on the spot. It was the best item to use when single-handedly challenging Bosses! He scanned across the surroundings and shouted loudly, “What are you scheming? Come out now! Come out!
“I know where you are! Come out!
“If you don’t come out, I’ll bomb this Tower of Plague and explode your Broken Blade! Come out!”
How was it possible that Eighteen Massacres would believe that Lin Jie had actually left? He was a despicable and sneaky person himself, so the whole world must be so too! That was to gauge the heart of a gentleman with one’s own mean measure! He had not noticed at all that below him, the Plague Cauldron was slowly boiling, and the few Hellfire Hounds were shaking more and more intensely!
The earlier Illusionary Bullets had exploded, and the scorching hot power instantly set the Hellfire Hounds on fire! These fire hounds were the best explosives, consecutive explosions would occur as the explosion of one would cause the other Hellfire Hounds to explode too; thus, bringing the power to another level!
The Land of Plague.
Lin Jie crossed his arms, and the scoff on his face stayed for quite some time. The Tower of Plague had already collapsed and turned into dust with the explosion! The magnificent and grand dark building had become a ruin.
Silver-Feathered Eagle hovered at the tip of the ruins and screeched as if celebrating their victory.