Chapter 13: Monster (2)
Another huge foot stretched down from the black clouds, stomping right next to the dead pit and caused another small earthquake.
The two people hidden in the mud were almost shaken off the ground.
A horrid giant hand appeared from the clouds, in a single handful, took the entire dead pit together with the demon beast the size of a small hill away.
The giant hand slowly retracted, returning to the clouds.
The dull chewing sounds almost seemed like thunder from above.
The sky once again darkened as cold, black blood poured down like rain, soaking the empty field in front of the outpost into a deathly black color, giving off a putrid foul smell.
After a while, the chewing sounds in the clouds stopped, same with the raining black blood.
The 2 giant feet continued forward into the distance, each step resounding through the earth. In just a few steps, they already left the sight of Gu Qing Shan and Zhao Lu.
Zhao Lu baffled, asked: “What kind of monster was that…”
Gu Qing Shan’s heart sinks all the way to the bottom, muttering: “So even it already appeared…”
Zhao Lu kept repeating himself: “What monster was that… What kind of monster was that…?”
Gu Qing Shan ignored him, thinking silently.
The Faceless Giant, an extremely rare demon, a powerful chaotic species.
The Faceless Giant doesn’t usually come out. Only when the demon army has encircled a humanity stronghold for too long, will it receive the order to attack and break the stalemate.
From the memory of his past life, this is still the last year of peace, the first wave of demon invasion had only just begun, why did a powerhouse like Faceless Giant appear already?
This was only the first all-out war between humanity and demon, one that took a whole year to reach a conclusion, Gu Qing Shan remembers this very clearly.
In the final battle of this year-long war, hundreds of millions of players wasn’t able to take down the Faceless Giant, and could only watch helplessly as the Faceless Giant destroyed the border town.
At that time, the players have only just entered the game for half a year, both their level and gear were very unremarkable. The appearance of the Faceless Giant brought a deep sense of powerlessness to all players.
In the end, it was a plot character called the first Immortal King, that finally defeated this demon.
But at that time, the border town was already destroyed, human troops were already defeated and scattered, so they had to retreat from the map, giving up a large area of rich land as a buffer.
In the first campaign, humanity was beaten into retreat just like that.
Right now is still only the last year of peace, the war had only just begun, both humanity and demon kind were still testing out one another.
For the Faceless Giant to appear at this time, the plot isn’t right.
Unless something that Gu Qing Shan doesn’t know about happened.
Gu Qing Shan felt a shroud of mist in his mind, himself unable to tear it open to see the truth.
Zhao Lu’s eyes are still dull, still repeating the same sentence.
“What kind of monster was that…”
Gu Qing Shan struck the back of Zhao Lu’s neck and let him faint.
Zhao Lu was stimulated too intensely, his mind already going haywire. It’s better for him to take a break.
The first time seeing a monster like the Faceless Giant, even players were deeply shocked. Not to mention, this is a real world and not at all a game, and Zhao Lu is just an ordinary person, suddenly seeing such a demon, he could very well have been scared mindless.
Gu Qing Shan took Zhao Lu into the barracks, threw him on a marching bed, and turned back to the outpost gates.
Since the Faceless Giant appeared, maybe its accompanying units will as well.
Not even 15 minutes later, a demon squad showed itself.
With a single horn on its head, the Grey Flame Serpent slithers across the forest, moving so quick that it was almost unseen, only leaving a burning trace on the ground.
On its back, a humanoid monster sat, wearing gray heavy armor, both hands and feet made of claws, no facial features, only a big bloody mouth that splits open all the way to the back of the head.
If it is ever allowed to breach into the human army line, it can cause a small massacre.
After the first Grey Flame Serpent appeared, more quickly followed, on the back of each of them sat a Bloodthirster.
One, two, three… a total of twenty.
Gu Qing Shan held his breath and stood inside the outpost, silently counting.
The demon squad quickly swept past the outpost, chasing in the direction of the Faceless Giant, disappearing into the jungle.
Through all that, the outpost was not discovered, which was really fortunate.
But Gu Qing Shan couldn’t feel any joy.
Grey Flame Serpent is the king of assassination within demon beasts, their action silent, as well as being able to use Fire of the 5 Elementals by birth, extremely difficult opponents to deal with.
Not to mention the Bloodthirsters demons that are controlling them.
The general of this outpost was killed at the hands of a few of those Bloodthirsters.
In the military, there is an unwritten rule, if the soldiers encounter a Bloodthirster demon while doing their mission, they can immediately give up the task without being punished by their superiors. Because only the generals can fight against this kind of demon.
20 Grey Flame Serpents and 20 Bloodthirster can launch a devastating surprise attack on any army.
Yet they’re all follow the pace of the Faceless Giant, quietly moving.
This is a big deal.
Just as Gu Qing Shan was thinking that, suddenly he noticed a small bird perched on the tree branches outside the outpost.
This bird has a human face, only looking to rest on the branch for a short time, and would then chase after the Faceless Giant again.
“So tired, so tired, go catch up!”
The strange man-faced bird complained.
It spreads its wings, shakes off the blood on its body, using its short beak to tend to a long wound under its wings.
The wound is very deep, blood still dripping out from time to time.
Gu Qing Shan stared at the wound of the strange bird, after thinking for only a moment, raised his bow and pulled the strings.
3 arrows in a row, followed by 6, and finally 12, cutting off all escape routes.
Shooting these 21 arrows in one breath, Gu Qing Shan’s hands are shaking even with his “Stable” skill.
In that moment, Gu Qing Shan fully used all his power.
Once you’ve decided to act, you can’t give the enemy any chance to live. Otherwise, this kind of intelligent bird monster will definitely alert the demon army.
The sharp arrows turned into killer shadows, flying out of the outpost and straight at the strange bird.
The first three arrows, only one of them hit the strange bird, forcing it to struggle to fly up, its two wings quickly rose and dodged the next six arrows, but ended completely surrounded by the twelve final arrows, turning into a sieve.
“Soul Points +2, current Soul Point 3/5”
“You have mastered the skill “Stable”, successfully broke through in battle, the skill is upgraded to: Solid”
A warm feeling flowed into his arms, not going away for a while after.
A Growth Skill?
Gu Qing Shan was mildly surprised, immediately took out an arrow, put it on the bowstrings and pulled.
His arms were completely still, not even a slight tremble.
Gu Qing Shan tried moving, running, and even rushed forward and backward, but no matter what he did, it didn’t affect the stillness of his aim.
His hands are steady, as if this was the correct and only aiming posture since ancient times.
A great skill!
Putting down the bow and arrow, Gu Qing Shan evaluated what he found out just now.
It wasn’t a legendary Growth Skill, but an evolution of a common skill.
But that’s still very good.
“Stable” is a primary skill, “Solid” is a slightly more powerful primary skill. War God Skills is able to transform a primary skill into another, more powerful skill, this ability really is full of surprises.
The skill “Solid” at first glance seems to only increase the stability of his actions, but the practical effect of it is great.
From now on, even if Gu Qing Shan is moving quickly in combat, his hands will not tremble even a little, giving him the ability to keep pressing his attack under various combat situations.
In the face of a powerful monster with slow movement, he can employ a hit-and-run tactic, without worrying about his shooting action being messed up during violent, quick movements.
Gu Qing Shan put away the bow, went out to drag the demon bird back into the outpost, made a fire and threw it in.
No matter how strange and mysterious a demon is, after being burned to ash it will no longer be any trouble.
“Huh? What is this?”
Gu Qing Shan checked the ash after the flame burned out, mildly surprised.
What he saw was a blood-color jade piece, lying in the ashes.