Chapter 102: Rampager
The thought of promoting to a “Rampager” tonight filled Yashan with excitement. He had been looking forward to this day for a long time, and he had put in a lot of effort, narrowly escaping death several times. His beloved children had almost lost their father.
Once he succeeded in the promotion, he would gain a new ability. He wasn’t sure what it would be, but his survival skills would undoubtedly skyrocket.
Yashan believed that “Rampager” wasn’t his final destination. He could continue to evolve at this pace, becoming a powerful Variant and ultimately striving for the supreme realm of the “God.” He aimed to become an immortal existence in this land.
As for whether his boss Wei could help him acquire the flesh of a “Rampager,” he never doubted it. The extent of Boss Wei’s strength was beyond his comprehension.
He speculated that Boss Wei might be a highly ranked Variant of the extremely rare “Prophet” Sequence. His level must be exceptionally high.
As for whether Boss Wei would kill him, Yashan wasn’t worried. As long as he behaved well, cooperated, and had some value to Boss Wei, he could live well. High-level Variants were only interested in their peers and higher-level Variants because only by devouring the flesh of their peers and higher-level Variants could they enhance their own abilities.
Low-level Variants were rarely targeted as long as they didn’t appear hostile in front of high-level Variants.
“Hey, Yashan! What are you daydreaming about? Lead the way!” Su Hao kicked Yashan, causing him to stumble.
Yashan quickly snapped out of his thoughts and replied loudly, “Sure thing, Boss Wei.”
He put on a headgear for himself and led the way into the city. The two of them moved cautiously through the city.
Suddenly, Su Hao reached out and pulled Yashan, signaling to detour because there were people ahead.
Yashan was even more surprised, firmly convinced that Su Hao was a high-level Variant of the “Prophet” Sequence.
The two of them arrived between a pair of tall civilian buildings, and Yashan awkwardly said, “Isn’t he here? It seems like that person left.”
Su Hao sighed, “So, why did you bring me here?”
Yashan scratched his head, hesitating, “Well… He was here earlier, but I didn’t expect him to leave so soon. I thought Boss Wei might have a way to find him. Boss Wei, what should we do?”
Su Hao looked at the bewildered Yashan and wondered how he had survived until now. How had he even managed to get married? Could he be intellectually challenged?
Seeing Su Hao’s increasingly unfriendly gaze, Yashan dared not say a word.
Su Hao asked, “Did the ‘Rampager’ and ‘Mimicry’ fight here just now?”
Yashan pointed to the traces on the side and nodded, “Yes, the ‘Mimicry’ was injured by the ‘Rampager’ right here. I heard the commotion and came over in time to witness it.”
Su Hao thought for a moment, then placed his hand on Yashan and drew runes.
Soon, Yashan turned completely black. Even with the Zhu Hua people’s enhanced night vision, it was challenging to see him. He seemed almost invisible at night.
Yashan widened his eyes and stared at himself, but he couldn’t see anything. His mouth slowly opened in astonishment as he said, “Boss, is this your Sequence ability? It’s amazing!”
Su Hao didn’t reply. After confirming there were no issues with his own “Light Absorption,” he immediately gave instructions to Little Light, “Little Light, collect information about the footprints in the area.”
Then, he casually drew a Bright Light rune and flashed it towards the battle traces.
“Footprint collection successful. A total of 35 pairs of footprints.”
“Let’s go. Someone is approaching; we should leave this place,” Su Hao said, paying no attention to the nearly blinded Yashan and quickly departed.
He sensed the approach of someone with a Grandmaster-level aura. Although he wasn’t afraid, he had a purpose for tonight, and it was best not to deviate from it.
Yashan widened his eyes, still with a hazy field of view, relying on his sense of touch to follow Su Hao’s footsteps.
Su Hao asked as he walked, “Yashan, how tall and heavy do you think that ‘Rampager’ you saw was?”
Yashan replied, “He was very tall, slightly shorter and not much different from the ‘Brawny Man’ we encountered before.”
That made things easier because there were only two pairs of footprints that matched this description, and one of them was barefoot.
Su Hao asked again, “Do you remember if the person was wearing shoes?”
Yashan immediately responded, “No, he wasn’t wearing shoes.”
Su Hao nodded and waited for a while. After confirming that the Variant with the Grandmaster-level aura had left through his radar, he turned back and said, “Let’s go back; we’ll retrace our steps.”
Although Yashan didn’t know where Su Hao intended to go, he didn’t ask questions. He obediently followed Su Hao, wide-eyed and trying to keep up in the darkness. He was afraid of losing them accidentally.
The two of them quickly returned to the previous location. Su Hao was about to track the footprints when he realized that the footprints left by the Variant who had been here earlier matched the ones he had collected perfectly.
Su Hao couldn’t help but smile. It was quite a coincidence. He no longer needed to track the footprints because the Variant suspected to be the ‘Rampager’ hadn’t left his sensory range yet.
“Let’s go; we’ve found our man!” Su Hao immediately began tracking the ‘Rampager.’
“What? You found him already?” Yashan was once again amazed. Su Hao was indeed unstoppable as a member of the ‘Prophet’ Sequence.
Yashan was starting to regret choosing the ‘Shenjia’ Sequence. Perhaps the ‘Prophet’ Sequence was the most powerful after all?
Soon, Su Hao and Yashan intercepted the Variant with Grandmaster-level aura.
Su Hao asked, “Is it him?”
Yashan nodded and then hesitated, “Boss Wei, do you need my help? Should I go and hold onto one of his legs or something?”
As soon as Yashan saw the ‘Rampager,’ he confirmed that this was indeed the second-level Variant ‘Rampager’ from his Sequence. The level suppression from the same Sequence made his legs go weak the moment he saw the ‘Rampager,’ and he couldn’t muster any strength. Even raising his fist against the ‘Rampager’ filled him with great fear.
Su Hao glanced at Yashan and noticed the fear in his eyes. He shook his head and said, “No need, just stay aside.”
Yashan breathed a sigh of relief.
Curious, Su Hao asked, “Are you very afraid of him?”
Yashan immediately nodded and said, “Yes, I’m afraid, I dare not get close.”
At this point, the tall and muscular ‘Rampager’ on the opposite side spoke. His tone was calm, and his demeanor was dignified, “Are you two looking for death?”
The ‘Rampager’ was covered not in dense scales like Yashan but in a smooth, black exoskeleton, reminiscent of a beetle’s carapace. His entire face was concealed, and he appeared as if he was wearing his own sturdy armor.
He wore gloves that resembled wolf teeth, making him look exceptionally fierce. The consequences of being hit by those gloves were unimaginable.
Although the ‘Rampager’ was self-assured, he hesitated for a moment when he looked at the two dark figures in front of him. He sensed that one of them was a first-level Variant from the same Sequence, someone sent to deal with him easily, while the other was a small, ordinary-looking figure with no trace of an Variant’s aura. Faced with such a combination, he would have rushed forward without hesitation under normal circumstances.
However, these two dark figures filled him with an inexplicable sense of dread. If the swirling shadows hadn’t moved, he might not have even noticed their presence.
Su Hao asked directly, “Are you the ‘Rampager’?”
The ‘Rampager’ became even more cautious. It was evident that these two had come prepared, and he had to be on guard.
Seeing that the other party didn’t answer, Su Hao immediately said, “If it’s convenient for you, give me two pieces of your flesh. If it’s not convenient, I’ll just take it myself. It’s your choice.”
The ‘Rampager’ narrowed his eyes and revealed a faint smile, “Just the two of you?”
With that, he raised his foot and stomped.
The ground trembled, and some dust fell from the surrounding walls.
Su Hao immediately understood the other party’s choice: refusal to cooperate.
He didn’t waste any more words. He drew his short knife and began to attach runic states: “Hardened,” “Penetration,” “Sharpness,” “Shock,” “Corrosion”…
The opponent was covered in a thick exoskeleton, and breaking through it wouldn’t be easy. He needed to maximize the effects of these states to defeat him!