Chapter 145: Sea Serpent Emperor
The Cook Straits weren’t too big, as there were only about 100 kilometers between Lyall Bay and Queen Charlotte Bay. If this was converted into nautical miles, it was only 50+ nautical miles. With their speed of roughly around 10 knots, it would only be a journey of about 5 hours. Of course, this was just a general speed. They weren’t professional sailors after all and couldn’t grasp all these too well.
After the encounter with the sea serpent, all of them had their guards raised and became alert.
Heloise followed the navigation route and steered the cargo ship, while Bai Yi sat in the bridge as well, as he took a short rest. This wasn’t because Bai Yi felt tired, but it was to protect Heloise. The bridge also similarly faced the sea, and there was only a thin layer of glass separating them. If they happen to meet some sea monster, Heloise probably wouldn’t be able to react in time. Another reason was that they were all amateurs when it came to operating the ship. They could only barely make it move. If they really met an emergency situation, they would only be able to grope about in the dark. Once the bridge became damaged somewhere, they could only accept their fate and drift around on the sea.
After more than an hour of sailing, they had already traveled a certain distance and it was all peaceful along the way. Their alert minds gradually started to relax as well.
Nobody knew where Woolf found a fishing rod from, but he was actually fishing on the deck. Of course, even though Woolf was a clown sometimes, he wouldn’t joke around at a time like this. The fishing rod was only stuck onto the railing of the ship and wasn’t held in his hands. Even if it was Woolf, he couldn’t be fully confident that he would be safe if faced with an ambush from a sea monster.
Woolf and Raymond stopped at the entrance to the storeroom, as they looked at the fishing rod and chatted idly. They were betting whether the fishing rod would actually be able to catch anything. With their body sizes, they could only fit inside the storeroom. The ship was only suitable for normal humans to inhabit, so they couldn’t enter the other spaces.
In this one hour, they didn’t encounter any other monsters. Although it was a good thing that there were no monsters, it seemed a bit overly quiet. It felt just like there was a mysterious pressure on them. The most important factor was that Pupu was slightly uneasy inside the storeroom. Pupu walked a few rounds around the storeroom before he squeezed himself into a corner and stayed still there.
They knew long ago that Pupu had the sharpest intuition among them. All of them started to become on guard again after they saw Pupu’s actions.
If one could see through the sea, they would notice a sea serpent-like creature that swam right below their cargo ship. This creature was slightly shorter than the cargo ship, but it was still at least 100 meters long. The sea serpent that they had encountered before could only be considered to be a small shrimp in front of this guy. Although this creature seemed like a sea serpent, it had golden spotted scales that grew all over its body, and there were even 8 octopus tentacles that protruded from its head. However, compared to the size of this guy, those weren’t considered too important.
With such a huge monster swimming below their cargo ship, it would be strange if other sea monsters dared to approach them. This guy slowly tested the waters, as it swam around the area. It seemingly treated the cargo ship above it as a strange-looking prey. After more than half an hour of observation, this creature finally ascertained that the thing above it didn’t have much attacking capability.
Slowly, the giant sea serpent approached the cargo ship. It stretched out its tentacle softly and knocked against the ship.
Everyone immediately felt the ship jerk slightly. All of them, who were already nervous from Pupu’s behavior, immediately grabbed onto their own weapons. All of them thought in their heads that this wasn’t some road where they could knock into something. This was the open sea…However, after thinking for a while, what could they have knocked into? Bai Yi’s heart immediately tensed. What could it be that could cause the cargo ship to feel a jerk?
Bai Yi grasped the hilt of Red Kiss, and at the same time, he activated the Reverse Flow Eyes.
With a ‘DONG!’, the ship shook again, and everyone’s hearts started to beat hard. However, after this shock, it was complete silence for the next minute, almost as if the shock they felt before was just their hallucination.
Was it really just their hallucination?
In reality, the sea creature underneath retreated a certain distance after it knocked against the ship twice and planned to observe the ship’s response again. This kind of careful behavior was completely that of an outstanding predator. After a minute, the creature realized that the cargo ship was still moving ahead at the same speed without change. It finally ascertained that although the size of the thing above it was large, it shouldn’t be too dangerous.
“Did we knock onto something?” Woolf wanted to go up to the deck to check.
“Wait.” Vala stopped Woolf. Although she was new in the team, she still felt that she should stop Woolf at this time.
“I’ll just take a look.” Woolf had already grabbed onto his greatsword. Vala saw that Woolf was quite insistent and couldn’t help but give up on stopping him. Perhaps another part of it was that Vala was also confident in Woolf’s combat ability.
However, just when Woolf started walking toward the deck, the giant sea serpent from the deep sea pounced toward the ship viciously.
‘SPLASH!’, ‘KUANG!’, ‘DANG!’, ‘DING!’, various sounds of things breaking boomed and the intense shockwaves shook them endlessly.
The deep-sea monster was more than 10 meters in diameter. It viciously created great waves with its body, as it suddenly rushed out from the side of the cargo ship. With a twist of its body, the creature wrapped itself around the ship.
Woolf immediately fell butt first onto the deck and stared at the guy that was more than twice his height in diameter as it rapidly swam and wrapped around the cargo ship. Things happened too fast and none of them could see what had exactly grabbed onto the ship. They could feel the ship abruptly start to tilt and sounds of metal grinding and creaking came continuously from everywhere.
All of them rushed out of the cabin and onto the deck. Then, they saw the appearance of the monster with the own eyes.
What the fuck!
All of them cursed the moment they saw this thing. Although it still looked like a sea serpent, it was way too large. Just its diameter was more than 10 meters, and they could only see a part of the back of this monster. At this time, everyone stood still at the door of the storeroom, as if they were prepared to face their greatest enemy. Even Bai Yi couldn’t help but feel his heart stop beating for a moment. Damn it! What did we just meet?!
At this time, the sea serpent-like creature slowly constricted the ship. It intended to strangle this cargo ship to death. The enormous head savagely crunched down on the head of the ship, as it swung its head and tore away at the ship. This was completely the actions of a predator hunting its prey! Bai Yi couldn’t help but feel relieved inside. Luckily, the bridge of this cargo ship was at the tail. Otherwise, probably none of them could survive even one bite from that big guy.
The deep-sea monster bit at the ship for a few seconds. Then, it seemingly realized the feeling inside its mouth was wrong, as it didn’t taste like blood and flesh. The monster slowly raised its head and looked toward the deck.
Under the gleam of the morning sun, the appearance of this monster was fully revealed to all of them. It was a sea serpent, but it looked extremely ferocious. 8 tentacles that should have been from fusing with the genes of an octopus continuously drifted around its head. It almost seemed like a scarf made out of tentacles. The golden scales shone brightly and dazzled them under the sunlight, while the yellowish-red fur on its neck slowly swayed about. From the top of its head, there were even 6 eyes, each smaller than the previous one ordered downward. All 6 eyes locked onto Bai Yi’s team.
A suffocating pressure!
This guy was really too huge. Woolf was the tallest in the team at more than 4 meters tall, but he wasn’t even half as tall as this guy’s mouth. The rest of them basically couldn’t be compared to this monster in size. Vala, Alodia, and Nancy were basically scared dumb at this point in time. Living in the changed New Zealand for such a long time, they had already seen many evolved lifeforms. But when did they ever see something so terrifying? This kind of suffocating feeling couldn’t be compared to any other monster they had encountered before.
“Woolf, Sharpei, Raymond, Heloise stay here, everyone else go back to the storeroom!” Bai Yi shouted heavily.
Facing a monster like this, only the few of them had the combat power to do so. Even Pupu wouldn’t be of any use now. Pupu’s main strength was its tough skin, but it was completely useless when facing such a huge monster. After Bai Yi shouted, Vala reacted first and immediately pulled Alodia back into the storeroom. At this time, the only thing they could do was to not create more trouble for them. Other than that, they were completely helpless.
Bai Yi’s Reverse Flower Eyes were pushed to the limit and blood flowed continuously downward from his eyes. This wasn’t Bai Yi trying to act desperate, but it was really him pushing his eyes to the extreme. If it wasn’t for Bai Yi using his Reverse Flower Eyes, the monster opposite them would have pounced on them long ago. Even so, Bai Yi could feel a heavy pressure, it was ineffective. The Reverse Flower Eyes were ineffective against it. His eyes could only pacify this sea serpent slightly, the hypnosis effect was completely useless to this guy.
The rest of them hid in the storeroom. At this time, Bai Yi’s eyes suddenly felt an intense pain, and the Reverse Flower Eyes abruptly paused for a moment.
‘Sou!’, the giant mouth opposite pounced upon them in an instant.
‘DANG!’ An intense collision rang out and the entire ship shook violently. The serpent had bitten off a giant chunk of the deck. Everyone knew with a look that this was extremely bad, they had to kill or chase away this guy immediately. If they let this monster bite off a few more chunks, even this 10,000 ton tier cargo ship wouldn’t be able to take it. The moment this golden sea serpent tried to bite down on them, the few of them had already dodged. At the same time, they began their counterattack.
Meanwhile, the satellites from other countries also displayed this shocking scene. New Zealand was the place other countries used as a natural ecosphere for researching activated cells, this was something set upon after the proliferation of the activated cells. Although everyone was struggling desperately in New Zealand, a certain group of people outside used various methods to continuously conduct experiments there.
The people outside knew of any recent changes in New Zealand. Although a large portion of the telecommunications network was broken, there were definitely people in New Zealand who had connected with the governments outside long ago.
Regarding the dozens of more outstanding teams and individuals among the evolved humans, the countries outside paid them a lot of attention and attached a heavy importance to them. They completely treated them as targets to be placed under meticulous observation.
Bai Yi’s team had gone missing for a while inside the ghost city, but once they set sail in the cargo ship, the people outside immediately discovered it through their satellites. After all, it was a huge cargo ship. However, at this time, the people who saw this scene through the satellites all opened their mouths dumbly.
At this time, other than swearing, there wasn’t any better way to express the shock in their hearts!
TN: Andddd this chapter is 3/7 out of the chapters i owed while on holiday