Chapter 733 Protecting the Law
“Brother, are you here yet?”
A small spaceship was parked on the brown desolate land. Summer Night Flower and the others were waiting beside the spaceship.
Very soon, another spaceship landed beside them. The people in it got out of the spaceship, looked around, and greeted Summer Night Flower.
“Where’s the stuff?” Summer Night Flower approached.
“Where’s the money?” the person helping to do the purchases replied.
“Didn’t I make the transfer long ago?” Summer Night Flower said with resignation.
“Ha, I just wanted to paint the atmosphere of an illegal trade. Didn’t it feel very dramatic?”
The person chuckled. Seeing that Summer Night Flower was expressionless, he could only wipe the smile off his face awkwardly and take him into the cabin to see the stuff.
“There, this is all the stuff you wanted. Count it. Don’t say I scammed you.”
Summer Night Flower scanned through and calculated in his mind that the quantity was all correct. Only then did he say, “No need to, I trust you.”
This time, the person helping to make the purchase rubbed his hands with a slightly embarrassed expression and said, “You know, we’ve known each other for many years. We’re quite close, right?”
Summer Night Flower was a little confused. “What are you saying?”
“I’m asking you, are we good friends that play together?”
“Since we’re friends, can you sacrifice yourself and let me kill you a few times to earn some bounties?” the person asked cautiously. “After all, you can’t accept the Bounty Missions from the army. Instead of letting others kill you, I can split thirty percent of the bounty with you.”
“Piss off.” Summer Night Flower was speechless. Thirty percent? How is that little bounty reward going to make up for the experience I lose from dying?
“Stop talking nonsense. You’ve brought the stuff, so I’m taking it away,” Summer Night Flower said as he was about to pick up the equipment.
This time, the person suddenly pressed on his hand and chuckled, “No, I think it’s better for me to keep it for you temporarily.”
“What do you mean? Are you trying to con me?” Summer Night Flower was furious. His friends around him all came closer with hostile looks on their faces, implying they would not hesitate to kill for the equipment.
The person helping to buy the equipment did not panic at all. He slowly said, “This is for your own good. You might be robbed very soon if you’re carrying new equipment.”
Summer Night Flower suddenly had a bad feeling
At this time, the sound of spaceships landing came from outside. Small spaceships landed on the ground one after another, and a huge group of players rushed out.
The expression of Summer Night Flower and the rest changed drastically. He knew that these people were there for the bounty. He turned to look at the person who had helped to purchase the equipment in disbelief. “You betrayed me?”
“Look at it yourself.” The person curled his lips and took out the communicator. On it was the location of the person wanted by the army, which was the location of Summer Night Flower and the rest of the people. Their coordinates were constantly monitored. This trade was not a secret to the other players at all.
“Why didn’t I know about this?” Summer Night Flower was stunned. Then he realized with resignation that his army program had automatically been uninstalled.
The Phillip sub-program of these players became a background monitoring device that sent their coordinates to the nearby Black Star Army members at all times. It was like a constant reminder to the army members nearby. Summer Night Flower and the others were as conspicuous as sheep passing through a pack of wolves, except they did not know it at all.
Only the players nearby would receive the coordinates. Summer Night Flower and the rest had only gone to Stronghold W-58 not long ago, so only the players in Perimeter 027 received the coordinates. They thought that this was just a mission reminder, so no one discussed it on the forums. Thus, Summer Night Flower and the rest had no idea.
Suddenly, Summer Night Flower realized something. With a face of shock, he said, “Wait a minute, you knew that our coordinates were exposed all long, yet you didn’t tell me and even did not cancel the trade?”
“Sorry, I’m the cop.”
“Speak like a human being!”
The person smiled and said, “Sigh, I have to make a living, okay? Since you’re already here, it’s a waste not to kill you. Like I said, instead of letting others take the bounty, just let me take it. I will split thirty percent with you.”
Summer Night Flower’s mouth shivered. He pointed at him and could not say a word.
So, you had an ulterior motive all along!
This was a trap!
I saw you as a friend, but you wanted to deceive me?
What happened to basic trust between people?
If the furious looks on the Klent faction players around them could turn into knives, Summer Night Flower would have been sliced into a thousand pieces.
Looking at the quickly approaching players, Summer Night Flower hastily raised his hand with a face full of grief. The person helping to do the purchase thought that he wanted to fight, so he quickly jumped back a few meters. To his surprise, Summer Night Flower stood in place and raised four fingers.
The person’s eye sparkled. He kindly reminded Summer Night Flower and said, “Remember to choose the faction revive point when reviving, or you’ll get killed another time.”
“Thank you so f*cking much!” Summer Night Flower clenched his teeth so hard it sounded like pieces of metal rubbing against each other.
With a familiar flash of white light, Summer Night Flower returned to Stronghold W-58. His face was filled with grief, but he had no tears to cry.
This is so tiring. I shouldn’t have come to Klent…
The moment Summer Night Flower thought that, he quickly eliminated it. He took a few deep breaths to calm himself down and convinced himself to believe in his analysis.
Although the path ahead would be twisted, he still believed that the future of the Klent faction was brighter.
“I will definitely be able to earn back the damages suffered now.” Summer Night Flower encouraged himself then left the revive point. He was not planning to become the target of the rage of the rest of the Klent players.
This time, a message appeared on the interface. It was his friend that helped to make the purchase.
“I’ll hold onto your stuff for now. Let’s find another time to meet again.”
Summer Night Flower was filled with rage.
You want to scam me another time?
“Piss of! Refund!”
Han Xiao saw this small incident on the forums. A player made a post to show off that he got the first kill of the traitor. He felt this was something worth praising, so he sent extra experience and Enas through the faction interface.
The analysis post of Summer Night Flower became popular again. Many were mocking him and laughing at it. Summer Night Flower said that him getting killed was nothing; it was just a usual faction conflict, and the storyline in the future would prove that he was right. He was clearly very stubborn.
After killing some time, a day later, Rexson gathered the troops and attacked Stronghold W-58.
With Han Xiao’s current experience, he had seen many small galactic skirmishes fought around a single stronghold. He did not even need to observe the battlefield to know what would happen.
The fleets fought intensely. Han Xiao was observing from the flagship and did not participate, nor did he let Hila and Feidin participate. Seeing that there were countless deaths on both sides, only then did he turn to look at Hila.
“Try the effect of absorbing souls of the dead on the battlefield.”
Hila nodded. A tint of red light flashed across her eyes. Then, black red energy covered her entire body. It was like she suddenly grew more than twenty centimeters taller and gave off a vibe of an ancient God-merciless, enormous, and solemn.
In the wide galactic battlefield, gray fog appeared in the countless spaceship wreckages floating in space. They formed countless gray snakes and gathered into Hila’s hand through thousands of miles.
The remaining energy of all the warriors that died on the battlefield was absorbed by her.
Hila exhaled deeply, clenched her fists, and said, “Both the strength and range of my Esper ability are enhanced. That saved me at least half a year’s time.”
“Great, it works.” Han Xiao was delighted. This was good news. The quicker Hila became stronger, the earlier she would be able to fight in his place. He would be able to let Hila help him get rid of those unimportant enemies.
He decided to call the quick growth method exclusive to Hila ‘Gray Soul Absorption’. It was almost like a cheat.
At this time, a strange energy suddenly exploded in the middle of the battlefield. From the fleet of the Stronghold W-58, three Calamity Grades flew out. The interference of high-level combatants quickly toppled the balance of the battlefield and became something that Rexson’s troops could not deal with. Originally, they were only slightly at a disadvantage, but they were now constantly forced to retreat.
Inside the flagship, the deputy exclaimed with shock, “Why are there three Calamity Grades? The intelligence says that there’s only Manudo!”
However, not only did Rexson not panic, he even smiled instead.
“It doesn’t matter if there’s three of them. With Black Star here, even if it were thirty…” Rexson paused. Although he was extremely confident in Han Xiao, he still did not dare exaggerate too much. He coughed and then said, “Even if there were 13 of them, His Excellency Black Star would still kill them all.”
At this time, the scenery viewing window of the flagship zoomed in and focused on Manudo.
In the window, Manudo did a provocative sign toward the flagship, and the flagship received a video message from Manudo. His pale face appeared on the screen. His forehead was covered in sweat, and he had a very twisted mocking expression on his face.
“Black Star! I know you’re in there. Don’t hide. I’m not afraid of you. Us three Grade A Supers are challenging you right here. Do you dare accept it? Hahaha!”
In the end, Manudo laughed stiffly as sweat rolled down his face. The skin on his face was even shivering as if he was about to cry, and he was barely keeping up the ferocious expression.
The people in the flagship command room had strange expressions on their faces.
The enemy is taunting us, but why does it feel so unconfident?
Han Xiao held his forehead. Taunting with such bad acting skills, are you serious?
Rexson turned to Han Xiao and respectfully said, “Your Excellency Black Star, we can’t deal with Calamity Grades. Please help.”
In his eyes, if Han Xiao attacked, killing three normal Calamity Grade Supers would be a piece of cake.
However, Han Xiao shook his head and patted Hila’s thin waist. “These three people are yours.”
Despite having to face three opponents of the same grade, Hila did not look troubled at all. She turned and prepared to strike immediately. She was someone not afraid of obstacles and was happy to conquer them. Since Han Xiao could fight multiple opponents of the same grade, Hila took this as her target as well. She had very high requirements for herself.
Furthermore, she also wanted to fight strong enemies and test her limits so that she could gain a clearer idea of where she stood in the Calamity Grade.
Manudo and the other two attacked the battleships while waiting for Han Xiao to appear. To Manudo, every second was torture. It was as if he had stepped into the execution ground and was waiting for the blade to land on his head. If not for Jorde’s orders, he would have run away immediately.
Jorde was also observing the battlefield remotely, waiting for Han Xiao to appear.
This time, a dark red meteor appeared in the eyes of those people at an extremely high speed. It headed right toward the three of them. A Grade A Cannon Master beside Manudo fired from far away. High energy particle beams landed on the dark red meteor one after another, slowly reducing its speed.
However, the next moment, this dark red meteor suddenly erupted and released thousands of red energy beams that almost covered half of the entire battlefield. These energies were extremely thick, like thousands of enormous pythons. They spun their head and crashed into the Bloodshed Land fleet.
Manudo and the other two people were also hit by dozens of almost solid red energy beams. Other than having the usual heat and explosive damage, Hila’s energy beams also gave the three of them psychic damages. They hastily backed away with shock.
“This energy is very strange.”
“This energy beam tried to absorb my spiritual body away like tentacles with suction cups.”
As the tsunami-like red energy release ended, Hila appeared. The black-red armor on her body was focused on mobility and enhancing energy release. She did not wear a helmet, but her head was covered by a half-transparent energy layer, providing life functions and a wide vision.
Manudo was shocked. He had expected Black Star to attack, but who was this woman?
“Is there such a person in the Black Star Army?”
“It doesn’t show on the intelligence. Could she be a new officer?”
“She’s very strong. I feel a sense of threat from her.”
The three of them spoke in their communication channel. They all felt the pressure.
Jorde, who was remotely spectating, was also confused. He carefully sized Hila up and was sure that he had never seen this person before, yet Black Star had sent her to fight three Calamity Grades alone. Was this because he believed in her strength?
“The Black Star Army sure has a lot of talents.”
Jorde clenched his teeth. Seeing that Black Star was not going to fight, he had no choice but to tell Manudo and the others to fight with Hila and see how strong Hila was.
At the same time, the others on the battlefield also noticed the confrontation between the high-level combatants.
The Black Star Army players saw Hila’s look and were shocked.
“Aye, this beauty looks kind of familiar.”
“I remember, isn’t this Hila who appeared in both 1.0 and 2.0?”
“That’s right. It’s her. I thought she’d died by Version 3.0, but it turns out she’s still alive and much stronger.”
“She appeared in the mid to later stages in Version 2.0. When did she join our army?”
“If I remember correctly, when Black Star went deep into the Germinal Organization’s base in Version 1.0, it was to rescue her. Could she be the captain’s old lover?”
Many players let out meaningful grunts before quietly activating the video recording function.