Swallowed Star - Volume 4 - Chapter 29
VOLUME 4 CHAPTER 29 KUNSHAN? WHERE'S THAT?
Volume 4 Chapter 29: Kunshan? Where's that?
Two shadows were currently standing on top of the messy roof of the family mart. Those shadows were precisely shadow blade, Wang Tong, and bear strength, Li Kan.
’’Brother Wang, I can't believe we were taken advantage of this time’’ Li Kan's voice was extremely deep, ’’Since that steel armored dragon just laid an egg, a highly skilled fighter must've stolen the egg while we were fighting against the steel armored dragon. This was why that steel armored dragon went into a frenzy!’’.
’’Indeed, the city is also empty. There's nothing here’’ Wang Tong nodded. When they came over, they've already checked the surroundings.
As for that commander level monster squad, they can easily kill a low level wargod and can at least injure an intermediate level wargod.
However! Against an 'advanced level wargod' like Wang Tong, the commander level monster squad will instantly crumble. After destroying the monster squad, Wang Tong and Li Kan searched the area.
’’But seriously, this person..... really has no shame!’’ said Li Kan lowly.
Wang Tong laughed, ’’Indeed, he has no shame! But to be able to safely escape from the assault of a commander level monster squad and successfully steal the dragon egg. This skill...... he's at least an intermediate level wargod! But an intermediate level wargod has so many different ways of making money, so why steal this dragon egg?’’.
Dragon eggs are worth a lot of money, but it depends on what you're comparing it to! For example, the difference between a dragon egg and a SS grade battle uniform set is gigantic.
If this dragon egg hatches, then it'll be a 'young' steel armored dragon. Even after it grows, most steel armored dragons are only low level horde leaders. Only by going through battles over and over again can it grow and improve..... it's not always the case for the child to surpass the parent.
For example, it's extremely difficult for the children of the strongest fighter on earth, 'Hong', to catch up to the strength 'Hong' possesses.
A fully grown, normal steel armored dragon, in other words, a low level horde leader steel armored dragon, is worth around 3 billion.
And since unhatched dragon eggs are extremely rare, they're worth more than a fully grown steel armored dragon. However, they're worth around 5.3 billion Chinese dollars. Even though 5.3 billion is quite a bit, an 'intermediate level wargod' can use his own strength to hunt monster horde leaders. There's no need for him to take advantage of other people.
Which is also why Wang Tong and Li Kan aren't angry. They're only exclaiming the fact that this person has no shame!
’’An intermediate level wargod taking advantage of us’’ Li Kan shook his head.
’’Well, no matter. Since that steel armored dragon is heavily injured and has pushed itself to its limits by sprinting that quickly, it must've worsened its injuries’’ laughed Wang Tong, ’’Our goal is to kill this high level horde leader level steel armored dragon, so we better not let it escape’’
’’Let's go......’’ Li Kan also nodded.
A low level horde leader is worth around 500 million to 3.9 billion. Since there are many different species of low level horde leaders, the price would also vary by quite a bit. And a steel armored dragon is worth 3.9 billion.
A medium level horde leader is worth around 1.5 billion to 9 billion.
A high level horde leader is worth around 5.3 billion to 20 billion.
Most of the horde leader monsters fall into this range. Of course, there'll always be exceptions. Naturally, there's no need to explain any further about those extremely rare monsters.
This high level horde leader is worth around 18 billion. Sadly, only an extremely, extremely small portion of the 'advanced level wargods' have the ability to hunt a high level horde leader level steel armored dragon. Of course, this isn't including the existences that surpass the wargod level.
On the plains near the border of #003 city, the four members of the thunderbolt squad were currently staying in a room on the 8th floor of a 8 story building.
Wang Tong and Li Kan told them them to leave the city and go to the highway, since that's the safest course of action. Despite that, the members of the thunderbolt were curious on how the battle between the two wargods and the 'high level horde leader level steel armored dragon' would go, so they decided to hide on the side of the city. From here, they can escape any time they deem it too dangerous to stay.
’’RUMBLE~~’’ within a radius of tens of miles of the city, the roars of tens of thousands of monsters rang across the skies.
’’That steel armored dragon went mad and summoned its entire monster horde, which is now going out of control’’ the old veteran named Liu couldn't help but to laugh, ’’Mr. Wang sure is powerful, to be able to beat up the steel armored dragon to such an extent’’.
’’Yup, just what you would expect from the shadow blade’’ tiger fang captain, Pan Ya, nodded in agreement.
Even though they are on the outermost edge of the border and aren't too sure of what exactly has happened in the city, they naturally can guess based upon the sounds they can hear.
’’A monster horde out of control, I wonder what that looks like’’ the eyes of the mixed youth, Li Wei, flashed.
’’Young master, even though this monster horde is tens of miles away, we should still leave now just in case. We can't hear anything else anyway’’ laughed the old veteran named Liu. The white brute on the side, Ka Long, also looked towards the young master. The young master Li Wei nodded: ’’Alright, let's depart and head towards the headquarter city’’.
Following that, the four members of the thunderbolt squad left the building and directly went to the nearest highway. They then proceeded to leave #003 city.
In the small sector, Luo Feng was walking inside the underground parking lot.
The underground parking lot was quite vast. Most importantly, all the basements of the buildings in this sector were connected to this underground parking lot..... this way, the owners of the apartments can just go down their basements and enter the underground parking lots directly to find their cars.
This layout also took the owners into consideration.
’’Haha, interesting! I can't believe all of the buildings here are connected’’ Luo Feng was carrying his bag as a throwing knife drew across a door. He then entered one of the basements of the connected buildings.
This basement was divided into a billiard room, a music room, a bar area, etc.
’’They sure know how to enjoy themselves’’ laughed Luo Feng as he followed the staircase and headed towards the first floor of the building. He carefully hid behind the northern window in the living room and observed what was going on outside.
A shaking deep green dragon tail could be seen around a hundred meters away. The dragon tail's green scales looked especially horrifying under the winter sun's light. As for the other parts of the steel armored dragon's body, they were blocked by a building.
’’This steel armored dragon is quite intelligent. It probably thinks I'm hiding somewhere in the sector so it's looking for me carefully’’ laughed Luo Feng as he went up to the third floor of the building. He lowered his body so that the steel armored dragon couldn't see him through the windows of the building...... well, after dozens of years, the windows of these buildings were already filthy dirty.
Third floor of the building, one of the bedrooms.
Luo Feng looked carefully through one of the bedroom windows and searched for the entrance to the subway that he caught a glimpse of when flying from before.
’’Hmhm, it's over there!’’ Luo Feng quickly discovered it. One of the entrances to the subway was right outside the small sector.
Taking the underground parking lot's size and the terrain of the sector into account.....
Luo Feng calculated the closest way to get there! ’’I'll do it like this!’’
Luo Feng carefully went downstairs to the basement and then went into the underground parking lot. According to what he remembered, he swiftly ran to a corner of the underground parking lot! ’’From here, I'll directly dig forwards. I should be able to arrive inside the subway station within 30 meters’’. Even though the distance is quite far, this is still the closest path.
’’How am I supposed to dig?’’
Luo Feng looked around and saw the various dirty cars in the underground parking lot.
’’I know!’’ Luo Feng slightly smiled.
With a thought, a throwing knife suddenly flew out. It made no sound as it cut off the steel covering the front engines of two cars. With his spiritual force controlling them, the two pieces of steel immediately curled up and became cone shaped! Luo Feng himself lay inside the cone shaped pieces of steel.
Under control of his spiritual force, the throwing knives cut open a huge hole out of the tough concrete wall of the underground parking lot. The 'cone shaped steel' then directly flew in and started going through the soil! CHICHI~~ The subway station was long filled with dust, and one of the walls, with a ’’PENG’’ sound, had a half meter hole burst open from it. Concrete pieces fell all over the place. The tip of the cone shaped steel came out first, and the shadow hiding inside the cone rolled out onto the ground.
’’Even though this way of digging is slower than the monsters with digging abilities, it's still quite fast for a human fighter’’ Luo Feng's body was quite clean.
Inside the subway, it was clear that it has been abandoned for far too long.
Luo Feng observed the subway map and wiped off the dust on the glass covering the subway map. He closely observed, ’’Hm, if I follow this tunnel, then I'll arrive at Kunshan city? What city is Kunshan city?’’. People of the modern age have long forgotten the names of most cities before the Grand Nirvana period.
Even Luo Feng only remembered the famous cities, like Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, etc.
Kunshan? Who knows from where that popped out of. But one thing's for certain一一Kunshan city isn't part of Shanghai.
’’Yep, this line’’ Luo Feng came to a subway tunnel that subway trains used to pass through and immediately jumped into it. He then speedily headed towards the direction of 'Kunshan' city.
There were actually still some monsters in this subway tunnel. As Luo Feng progressed, he encountered quite a few monsters, most of which were weaker soldier level monsters. However, he also encountered three low level commanders and even one medium level commander. All of them were quite small though.
And of course, the throwing knives that were under the control of his spiritual force一一cleaned them up quickly.
Some portions of this subway tunnel were also above the ground. This line is the same subway line that connected Shanghai to Kunshan a long time ago.
’’I've advanced around 100 miles, so I'm definitely out of #003 city’’ Luo Feng checked the GPS on his tactical communications watch and, indeed, he was around 50 miles away from Shanghai city.
’’I should get on the highway and head back to the headquarter city..... who knows what kinds of monsters will appear in the subway tunnel. And I also don't want to go to some Kunshan city. Who knows what kind of place that is’’ Luo Feng was smiling brightly and was in a great mood. How can he not be happy? He has already escaped from Shanghai city.
Luo Feng smiled as he carried his big backpack that held the dragon egg and the battle uniform set and, with his GPS' guidance, headed towards the highway's direction.
’’Time to go home!’’