Chapter 125: Bone Armor
Two months passed quickly, and Su Hao was approaching eleven years old. The second stage of evolving the “Bone Demon” had also been completed. Additionally, his mastery of the “Bone Demon’s” abilities had improved.
The “Bone Demon’s” abilities included “Bone Armor Generation,” “Flesh Regeneration,” “Bone Growth,” “Bone Control,” “Powerful Healing,” “Bone Spikes,” “Spike Shot,” and “Counterforce.” Su Hao valued “Bone Armor Generation,” “Flesh Regeneration,” “Bone Growth,” and “Bone Control” the most.
Firstly, “Bone Armor” and “Regeneration” greatly enhanced his survival abilities, while “Growth” and “Control” allowed him to freely manipulate the shape of his bones. What’s the use of controlling the shape? For others, it might not be very useful, but for Su Hao, it was highly valuable.
He could use bones to generate wings and take flight. Moreover, these wings weren’t as fragile as those in his previous life; they could be regenerated on the fly. Even if they were damaged multiple times, they could be restored in the next second, as long as his blood energy was sufficient.
He could almost keep regenerating until all the matter in his body was transformed.
Was Su Hao’s blood energy sufficient? Now, the strength of Su Hao’s blood energy was so high that he didn’t bother calculating it anymore. As long as he ate and drank well every day, his blood energy was almost inexhaustible.
Therefore, the “Bone Demon” and he were an exceptional match. However, Su Hao noticed that there were certain differences among advanced mutants. For example, he and Yashan were both “Bone Demons,” but Su Hao had the ability “Bone Control,” which Yashan did not possess.
However, when comparing their extraordinary genes, they were nearly identical.
“In other words, even though the gene sequences are the same, they may not necessarily be transcribed and expressed,” Su Hao speculated about the underlying logic.
Genes themselves had selective expression, and what they expressed depended to some extent on a person’s cognition and desires. Su Hao recalled that in the early stages of his evolution, he had continuously attempted to transform bone spurs into a bone knife. Initially, he failed, but with increasing proficiency, he eventually succeeded in shaping the bones into the desired form and awakened the new ability “Bone Control.”
“In the future, I need to think carefully about what abilities I need before evolving!”
Su Hao had a thought, and a handsome bone armor instantly surrounded him. He stood over two meters tall, with shoulder guards that resembled wings, and fierce bone spurs.
His figure was robust, with smooth lines, making him look incredibly coordinated. Su Hao extended his hand, and a beautifully crafted long knife gradually materialized. The blade was 1.8 meters long, slightly curved, and possessed a deadly beauty with a sharp and agile edge that glistened with a cold light.
Su Hao walked forward, and bone material rapidly grew on his back, forming two thin wings after a moment.
He made slight adjustments to the wings, and they stabilized. Subsequently, circular patterns were engraved on the bone armor, extending to the wings and the long knife. In no time, various runes were inscribed! On the pure white bone armor, all the patterns were harmoniously inscribed, making it incredibly “handsome”!
When Su Hao walked out of the room, Yashan was accompanying Taini in her martial training. When the father and daughter saw Su Hao stepping out, their jaws almost hit the ground.
In their world, had they ever seen such an elegant armor design? Not only was Yashan instantly infatuated with Su Hao’s appearance, but Taini also couldn’t resist the charm of the armor.
The two of them immediately approached, touching and feeling every part of the armor. Their eyes sparkled, and they were practically drooling.
Yashan said with envy, “Boss, I want to learn this!”
Taini, excitedly pinching Little Round Mouse, exclaimed, “Uncle Wei, when I grow up, I want to become a bone person too! It’s so cool!”
Little Round Mouse struggled and squeaked, “Squeak, squeak, squeak~”
Su Hao smiled and said, “We don’t need to rush this. We’ll talk about it later. For now, please step aside. I’m going to test my flight!”
“Test flight?” The two of them were puzzled, but they obediently stepped aside.
Su Hao swung the long knife backward and started running forward. The “Multiple Burst” rune was activated.
He exploded off the ground like a cannonball. At this moment, Su Hao’s armor was no longer made of metal; it was bone armor, significantly reducing his weight.
This greatly improved his flight speed and maneuverability, making his agility in the air incomparable to his previous life. The key was that his wing structure could be adjusted at any time, allowing him to have any kind of wing structure he desired.
With Little Light assisting in calculation and adjustment, it only took seven or eight seconds to obtain the desired structure.
Su Hao laughed heartily and continued to climb higher and higher. He broke through the cloud layer, revealing a clear blue sky with dazzling sunlight. He continued to ascend. He wanted to reach an extremely high altitude and observe this mystical planet from above.
The temperature dropped.
No problem; the “High Temperature” rune on the outside warmed him up.
The air became thinner…
Su Hao pondered for a moment. Solving the thin air problem was not possible for now; maybe he shouldn’t fly too high. Did he have to carry an oxygen tank with him?
He slightly lowered his flight altitude and seriously observed this planet with yellow, blue, and white patches.
He couldn’t see the whole picture, but what he could see appeared to be an incredibly massive planet.
“It’s similar to Earth but different, lacking Earth’s vitality and appearing more desolate,” Su Hao analyzed, wondering if it was due to the scarcity of oceans and the prevalence of deserts.
After flying freely in the air for a while longer, Su Hao began to descend and switched to silent mode. He slowly landed in the courtyard of the base.
Of course, people in the city did notice Su Hao’s takeoff and landing, but because he was too fast and his target was too small, they mostly thought their eyes were playing tricks on them, and it didn’t cause much of a commotion.
Su Hao entered his room, slowly retracted his armor, returned to his human form, put on his clothes, and walked out.
Yashan and Taini immediately surrounded him. Yashan, excitedly and incoherently, said, “Wei… Wei Big Brother, I… I want to learn this, please teach me!”
Taini, her face flushed from excitement, said, “Uncle Wei, teach me too! I want to learn, I want to fly too!”
Su Hao shook his head and said, “It’s not that I won’t teach you, but first, let me ask you, Yashan, can you control the transformation of bone shape?”
Yashan, unwillingly, shook his head and said, “Not yet, but Boss Wei, I’ll work hard.”
Su Hao said, “Then let’s talk about it when you can freely control the shape of your bones. As for Taini, focus on your martial arts training first. We’ll discuss these matters when you become a powerful elite warrior.”
Then, without paying attention to the disappointed expressions of the two, Su Hao turned to Yashan and asked, “Yashan, how’s the ‘Temple Forest Society’ you manage doing now?”
As soon as Yashan heard Su Hao ask about the ‘Temple Forest Society,’ he immediately smiled and said, “The Temple Forest Society has been divided into three teams. Now, the three team leaders can independently handle various issues in the city, and your ‘Code of Conduct for Mutants’ has been widely promoted and deeply ingrained in people’s hearts. Almost everyone supports it.”
Yashan paused and continued, “The three team leaders are Sibon, a third-level mutant of the ‘Powerful People’ sequence, a third-level mutant of the ‘Night Walkers’ sequence, and Nana, a third-level mutant of the ‘Lightfoot’ sequence. These three are the most solid supporters of our ‘Code of Conduct for Mutants,’ as you mentioned. They share our ideals. As for the others, it’s hard to say; some of them seem to be trying to take advantage of the ‘Temple Forest Society.”
“Boss Wei, the city is much better now than before. It’s almost like my ideal. Mutants still fight each other at night, but they follow our rules. They don’t disturb ordinary people, and they don’t damage the streets and houses in the city. The number of ordinary people is also gradually increasing. I never thought that Temple Forest City could become like this.”
Su Hao nodded and said, “That’s good, but you must not let your guard down. Some things are not as beautiful on the surface as they seem. Keep up with daily supervision, and don’t relax for a moment. Reward those who perform well and do it openly in front of everyone. Explain why you’re giving the reward.”
Yashan nodded and said, “Understood, Boss Wei. I won’t let my guard down, and I’ll make sure to follow your instructions.”
Su Hao added, “For the next few months, I need some time to think. It’s nothing major, so don’t disturb me.”
(End of this chapter)