Chapter 194: Seize Power!
[Level 3 Treasure: Dark Magic Sword. This is an extremely sharp-edged magic sword that has the power to slice through gold and split jade.]
[Level 4 Skill Book: Second-order Shadow Steps. Advanced Shadow Steps Skill! Only after Shadow Steps Skill has been enhanced 3 times can this skill be learnt. After activating this skill, Agility can be increased by 90 points in a timespan of 5 minutes and 40 points of stamina are consumed.]
Yue Zhong carefully examined the Dark Magic Sword in his hands, a model similar to the Tang Sword in sharpness. Its whole body was black, the blade was 1.5m long and etched upon it were strange runes. The sword hilt had three grooves and the whole body of it exuded a cold chill.
Yue Zhong played with the Dark Magic Sword for a while and rejoiced in his heart, before immediately putting it back into his Storage Ring.
As for the Second-order Shadow Steps Skill, it was directly thrown by Yue Zhong into the Storage Ring and stored there.
When the Z-series zombie had died, the remaining 100,000+ zombies were no longer able to organize a large-scale siege. Once Yue Zhong had returned to the base camp, he had immediately let most of his comrades go back and rest.
After the present day’s battle, Yue Zhong’s elite troops went around putting out fires everywhere; although they had gained strength, the amount of stamina they had lost wasn’t small. Every one of them was tired and once they lay down on their beds, they fell into a deep sleep like dogs would.
From time to time, gunshots sounded from the North Gate, where the governmental forces were guarding; it was the shooting experts among the police, special police and armed police forces eradicating the normal zombies.
Among the government-controlled armed forces, there were also many marksmen, especially the elites in the special police and armed police forces, who had already undergone rigorous training before the ‘end of the world’. After, they progressed very quickly, and so many of them became marksmen.
As night fell, there was no moon in the sky and the whole earth was shrouded in a layer of darkness. There were only a few places that were illuminated by lights.
Under the cover of darkness, Yue Zhong, Cheng Yu and Chen Shitou, as well as the first and second teams directly under him, sneaked quietly into the vicinity of the North Gate.
The North Gate had the same defense system as the West and South Gates, with an IFV as the core, as well as two light machine guns and two heavy machine guns forming a barrage, which blocked the path leading to the inner city.
A team composed of over forty survivors and a dozen policemen was patrolling upon the city walls, to prevent the zombies below from carrying out a siege.
Near the North Gate, more than a dozen houses had been converted to temporary barracks by governmental requisition; they were full of special police, armed police and normal police. If there were any signs of trouble, those troops could emerge from the houses and provide reinforcements to the front line.
Yue Zhong and his men carefully crawled forward, and sneaked up to the IFV. Then they suddenly moved out and rushed in the direction of the IFV like thunder, whilst at the same time, Yue Zhong activated his Art of Fear Skill.
Under the powerful coercion of the Art of Fear Skill, the six policemen and three soldiers surrounding the IFV instantly fainted out of fright.
After Yue Zhong had instantly dealt with those nine armed men, Cheng Yu immediately brought people with him as he quickly approached those nine people and firmly tied all of them up , at the same time gagging them with rags.
Cheng Yu took out a blowgun coated with powerful anesthetic and heavily blew, making a policemen standing guard in front of the building immediately faint.
Almost simultaneously, Yue Zhong activated his Art of Fear Skill and directed it towards the other policeman; the huge mental coercion turned into a straight line that bombarded the policeman’s sea of consciousness, directly causing him to faint.
After getting rid of those two policemen, Yue Zhong and his men rushed into the building. The team of elite soldiers closely followed behind Yue Zhongand quickly rushed into the building too.
When Yue Zhong arrived in front of a room, the Dark Magic Sword in his hand lightly struck towards the room’s lock, and broke it off like cutting through tofu.
Upon opening the door to the room, he saw that there were only eight policemen who were fast asleep with barely any defenses. They had never thought that Yue Zhong would attack right when the zombies had retreated.
A team infiltrated the room and very skillfully stunned those eight policemen, before tying them up and gagging them.
Using this method, Yue Zhong and his men raided room after room, capturing the policemen, armed policemen and special policemen who were all asleep and stunning all of them.
“What are you people?”
When Yue Zhong and his group reached the seventh floor, a policeman who came out to urinate saw them; his complexion paled and he loudly shouted.
Yue Zhong’s figure flashed and he rushed towards the policeman in just a few moments; he used his hand like a knife to hack at the policeman’s neck, and the policeman fainted.
TL: Like this
However, that policeman’s sharp cry alerted the other policemen.
After Yue Zhong and his men took advantage of the opportunity to capture all the policemen in a room who didn’t have time to arm themselves, they finally faced resistance from the remaining police.
Six policemen with Type-54 Pistols guarded over a path, unceasingly opening fire to stop the advance of Yue Zhong and his men.
Yue Zhong activated his Encompassing Body Armor Skill for the first time and bone armor with astonishing defense quickly covered his entire body.
He endured the shots coming from the six policemen and crazily rushed forward; the bullets hit the bone armor on his body and ricocheted away, not even able to leave a trace on it.
In under six seconds, Yue Zhong covered a distance of 100m and appeared in front of those policemen. With one strike for each, he chopped at the policemen’s necks and they all fainted.
After finishing off those six policemen, Yue Zhong and his men directly charged up to the police and special police blocking the way, stunning all of them in one move. In situations without devices like 40mm rocket launchers, grenades and other heavy weaponry, normal bullets simply couldn’t penetrate through the bone armor covering Yue Zhong.
Grinding up the enemies like a tank, Yue Zhong rampaged like a devil, chopping at all of the policemen blocking the way and making them faint. He KO’ed all the way up to the top floor.
Chen Jianfeng (Leader of the Survival Camp) saw how Yue Zhong took big steps into the command room, covered in bone armor by means of activating the Encompassing Body Armor Skill. He let out a long sigh, saying,
“So it turned out to be you, Yue Zhong! There are some things that I still don’t understand, why would you launch a raid at this sort of time? In the present situation, only if our two sides join forces can we block this time’s zombie siege.”
In the whole base, there was only Yue Zhong’s faction that had the power and ability to launch a raid on the governmental forces. When Chen Jianfeng heard the gunfight from below, he inferred who the intruder was. It was just that he wasn’t able to understand why Yue Zhong would launch a raid on the base at this sort of time.
Even if Yue Zhong had forcibly seized the base’s power, as well as the police, special police and armed police forces, he would temporarily have no way of making use of them. Without the test of time, if Yue Zhong gave weapons to those police, special police and armed police forces, there was a possibility that the other side would immediately turn on and open fire towards him.
Behind Chen Jianfeng stood Wei Fei, who was glaring at Yue Zhong with an appearance full of the desire to battle.
(Note: Wei Fei is the dude who we saw a while back. He’s the captain of the special police squadron, likes to think he’s good at fighting and has decent strength)
Yue Zhong stared at Chen Jianfeng and said slowly word by word,
“Mayor Chen! I have already gotten rid of this time’s zombie horde commander. Although there are still 100,000 zombies outside, there is nothing to fear. Eradicating them is only a matter of time. You should surrender! Over half of your subordinates have already been captured by me. If you continue to stubbornly resist, both sides will only suffer from meaningless casualties and nothing more.”
It was only because he had gotten rid of the commander amid the zombies that Yue Zhong dared to launch a raid on the government’s side. Otherwise, in order to keep hold of the base, he would choose to temporarily get along in peace with the government.
Chen Jianfeng fell silent for a while before sighing,
“Alright! I surrender!”
The current balance of power was already very clear: Yue Zhong’s side had control over a large number of survivors and troops. Also, over 70 of the base’s combatants were gathered in this building. If Chen Jianfeng continued to let people resist, that would only create more casualties and hold no meaning.
There were relations between Chen Jianfeng and Chen Yao, therefore he knew that Yue Zhong counted as a qualified leader. Therefore, in a hopeless situation, he was unwilling to let others die in vain.
“The tides have been set!”
After hearing the words of Chen Jianfeng, Yue Zhong lightly let out a sigh of relief as well. If Chen Jianfeng let people continue to resist, casualties might appear in his men. Amid the ranks of the police, special police and armed police, there were also many snipers. In street fighting, they were the most formidable killers. If the battle was with Yue Zhong’s first and second squads, in which every member was an elite evolver whose level exceeded 10, even they might be hit by a headshot from far away.
Just then, Wei Fei, who was standing next to Chen Jianfeng, stepped out; he looked at Yue Zhong and spoke in a voice full of the desire to fight,
“Yue Zhong! I want to have a fight with you!”
Yue Zhong glanced at Wei Fei and he frowned,
“If I fight with you, what’s in there for me?”
Wei Fei’s eyes flashed and he said word by word,
“If you have a single victory against me, I will work for you! If you lose, help me properly take care of Mayor Chen’s family. Let me bring my God & Devil World equipment and leave the base.”
Wei Fei had once received Chen Jianfeng’s kindness. Only now would he be able to dedicated his life to Chen Jianfeng. With his current power, as long as he did not encounter a massive wave of zombies, he could live alone outside the base very comfortably. He wanted to continuously strengthen himself and not be bound by leveling up by wantonly killing zombies. Subsequently, he proposed to have a battle with Yue Zhong as he wanted to gain satisfaction.
Yue Zhong glanced at Wei Fei, then said in a low voice,
Right after Yue Zhong’s words had landed, a light flashed in Wei Fei’s eyes and an invincible murderous aura spread out from his body. He took a step then rushed forwards like a cheetah towards Yue Zhong , waving a Tang Sword in his hand as he chopped towards Yue Zhong’s body.
Wei Fei had already gone through many wars and at this time his enhanced level had already reached up to Level 26; also, he had enhanced the Level 2 Skill High-speed Movement twice. At this time, when he activated his High-speed Movement Skill, his whole person became like a ghost. It actually overwhelmed Yue Zhong’s agility, which had been enhanced many times. In the blink of an eye he appeared in front of Yue Zhong and the sword cut fiercely into Yue Zhong’s waist. The sharp Tang Sword struck onto the tough bone armor and emitted a clashing metallic sound, whilst simultaneously leaving a shallow sword mark.