Chapter 80: Preparing the Sacrifice (Part 1/2)
A high-rise community was located approximately 1500 meters away from the abandoned floor where He Yueyin, Jack, and the others were at. Looking down from here, one could just so happen to see the area of the abandoned floor and its surroundings within one’s vision.
This was none other than the sniper location pointed out by He Yueyin. It was also Ink’s area of activity.
This rather intelligent crow had sincerely and obediently concealed itself beneath the building of some bell tower during the first eruption of the mental storm. Its pair of wings lifted up to cover its head; it did not move at all.
It was true that Ink had nothing to do with the attack area of the mental storm, being 1500 meters away. But the problem laid in the person who had unleashed the mental storm. Ink was far too close to that person. They were merely separated by a large bell.
Above the crow, who was shrinking back its head, at the roof of the bell tower was a congregation of turbid black smoke that formed a faintly discernible figure. It was perfectly merged into the deep darkness of night. Only two eye-like shapes flickered with faint sparks. Bringing a hint of “man” to this black smoke.
Such a form was like a demon, like a monster, captivating one’s soul in terror.
Compared to the might displayed with the three waves of powerful mental storms from before, this smoke man displayed a mood of annoyance and frustration:
“The Human-Faced Arachnid should have left after eating. But it made two more moves. This is especially rule breaking……”
The smoke man was able to feel the activation of the Psychic Wave Network that covered this area. He could feel that the power of the controller of the Psychic Wave Network could fully transmit a tyrannical attack crossing several hundred kilometers by using the ability users on the abandoned floor as guides.
If he had the chance, he would be very happy to go to the front door of the Wilderness Explorers Society of Xia City and give a good scolding to the shameless behavior of Ouyang Chen. But now it was too late to say anything.
It may seem that he was reckless for not fleeing with all his strength as his first reaction. This wasn’t because he didn’t find the chance to. That hunting and eating Human-Faced Arachnid had some annoying troubles appear. This arachnid was the greatest hope for the secret order to breed out “sacrifices”. He couldn’t just toss it away without concern no matter what.
“Those damned chains…… Break for me!”
The smoke man really didn’t give a damn anymore; he went all out. He glared at the area of psychic pressure that was growing all the more terrifying and he simply tore off some turbid smoke from his smoke soul body to cast it up in the air.
The smoke conducted a transformation on the mental and material planes, rapidly tempering into the form of a blade-edge. It hovered above the Human-Faced Arachnid, which was locked in place by chains, and it manifested with a radiating sharpness as it cleaved downward.
This smoldering blade was not only about to sever the chains, it sought to cleave through the shameless amateur hiding deep on the mental plane with his head concealed but tail leaking out. Only this would get rid of the resentment in the smoke man’s heart.
The smoke man never thought that the blade carrying his fury and hatred with cleave nothing but air.
The dark chains vanished from thin air, going who knows where, and the Human-Faced Arachnid inexplicably recovered its freedom. It remained frozen there in place. Its malevolent face looked quite stupefied.
“This… It’s the Blood Flame Blessing!”
In times of mortal peril, how would the smoke man take the time to think? Right now the abandoned floor was without light, yet it was bright. The activation of the Psychic Wave Network had nearly materialized. More and more energy was being transferred over, long since locking him there firmly. If he didn’t flee now, he really wouldn’t need to spend any more effort…...
“Go go go!”
He used a specialized control method to give the Human-Faced Arachnid an order. It made it escape off into a different direction…… The smoke man didn’t forget what the people of the ability user society were up to in the past two days within Xia City. Even if his few waves of mental storms didn’t attract animosity, this fellow was an original prime target of the ability society’s attacks.
Under his spurring, the Human-Face Arachnid’s devilish eyes finally recovered a bit of their luster. It immediately leaped upwards into the sky to disappear without a trace.
At practically the same time, the smoke man leaped out from the bell tower to flee towards the area where he felt the flow of people was the densest. He hoped to find a few people as meat shields, to let Ouyang Chen avoid doing the unthinkable.
But then, in the end, he was a bit too late.
The instant the smoke man leaped out from the bell tower, a terrifying energy assault burst forth from the abandoned floor 1500 meters away. A mental storm descended in the next moment.
It was absolutely a retaliation!
It was a mental storm as well. This attack, which originated from Ouyang Chen, had lost quite a bit of its exquisite from the long distance transmission and guidance. But when this mental storm swept across, it still made the smoke soul body fall into an unavoidable predicament.
The smoke soul body, a soul in an out of body state, split itself into pieces with a few breaths of effort. The soul of the smoke man was exposed in the air, nearly being annihilated when the storm’s tail swept through him.
Even though he had powerful strength, even though he was long past his inexperienced years of his soul being unable to take a breeze of wind, he disregarded everything and flew down hard. He flew until he reached the night show within the middle of these group of buildings. He was only convinced of his escape when he had reached this noisy and chaotic atmosphere.
“Today’s grazing was a huge failure…… Ouyang Chen. This marks a feud between us!”
The smoke man vented his hate as breathed in the air of people within this night show. He resolidified a layer of his smoke soul body as temporary means. He confirmed that he wouldn’t die and he began to worry about the Human-Faced Arachnid’s condition.
He increased his senses slightly. The Human-Faced Arachnid wasn’t too far away. It was still roaming around. This was a bit dangerous….. Oh, he had found it.
The smoke man was actually a bit happy for a time. He had received this control technique from another secret order. Even though the origin was unknown, the results were quite nice. If the technique wasn’t like this, it would have been impossible for him to raise the Human-Faced Arachnid to this level within a short few days.
Most of the people at the night show were young men and women playing through the night. Emotions were born in abundance, allowing for a turbid flow permeating all over. It was also a good place to hide the Human-Faced Arachnid.
The people of the ability user society certainly had quite the influence to search for traces of the Human-Faced Arachnid all over the place. The smoke man had suffered a large decrease in his strength today. He would need to recover a bit of energy. At the same time, he would let the members of the secret order come with reinforcements to ensure his complete safety.
The Human-Faced Arachnid traveled noiselessly here amidst his pondering, stopping next to him. Its appearance was malevolent and terrifying, but three of its limbs had been severed, so it looked a bit sorry.
“The strength cleaved away from this blade… I don’t know if the meal it just ate would be enough to make up for it.
The smoke man took over the Human-Faced Arachnid. He didn’t quite understand the nature of this Darksider life form for it hadn’t even been two days. He guessed randomly and was at a loss for a time, but he was able to observe greater details.
Oh, flames were shining brightly within the body of the Human-Faced Arachnid. It flowed and operated with rules and patterns. Could it be that it was already starting to digest the meal it just ate?
Right when he was assessing things with great interest, he saw a stream of glowing flames pierce through the back of the Human-Faced Arachnid, splitting open its back.
The smoke man became stunned.
The flames spread out in an uncontrollable manner. Fiery light burst from various places all over the Human-Faced Arachnid’s body like thousands of sharp blades. One blade cut after another. The Human-Faced Arachnid could only struggle in futility until a tongue of flame gushed out and burned its entire body, burning it into a sheet of nothingness in the blink of an eye.
The smoke man was stupefied for a time upon seeing this scene. His mind was completely blank.
Then after Human-Faced Arachnid was burned away by the raging flames, the flames actually didn’t disperse. Instead, they compressed together to form a vortex in the void. A boom sounded from inside. A malevolent and terrifying demon drove the flames and soared out from the center of the vortex. Six devilish eyes and eight long legs. If it wasn’t a Human-Faced Arachnid, then what was it?