Chapter 149: Linyuan City
After a loud noise, Su Hao casually threw the big gun to Yashan and said, “Take it, let’s go take a look!”
After a leisurely walk under the trees, they did indeed find a snake as thick as an arm coiled around a tree. The snake’s head was already missing, and the entire snake was hanging limply from a branch.
Yashan was instantly shocked!
From such a distance, where you can barely see, this is possible?
It’s even more incredible than the ability to fly possessed by the “Bone Demons.”
Yashan looked at the big gun he was holding in his arms, and he knew very well what it meant. The enemy might not even have a chance to transform and evade, as their heads would be blown off.
No, it should be said that the enemy might not even know they’re dead.
It’s truly terrifying!
And this gun would become Yashan’s weapon. He couldn’t believe that he had gained such trust from Boss Wei.
Su Hao said with a smile, “I like to call this sniper cannon ‘big gun.’ How does it feel?”
Yashan hesitated and said, “Boss Wei, this is too amazing. You should use it yourself.”
Su Hao replied, “You can keep it. I want to make my own. Besides, the cannon I personally crafted is much more powerful than your big gun.”
Yashan nodded and looked at the big gun in his hand as if it were a new lover, with deep affection.
Su Hao said, “Let me teach you how to use it first! You mustn’t mishandle it and damage it.”
Yashan immediately assured, “Don’t worry, Boss Wei. Even if I mess myself up, I won’t damage the big gun.”
The next part of their day was spent with Yashan practicing, which continued until it got dark.
By this point, Yashan could accurately snipe anything within a thousand meters.
What bothered him, though, was the slow speed at which he could craft bullets. It took nearly five minutes to make a single qualified bullet, which was far from Boss Wei’s ability to create them effortlessly.
If he rushed the production, he could make bullets, but their accuracy was extremely low, making it impossible to hit targets beyond three hundred meters.
So Su Hao suggested that Yashan should just have a blacksmith custom-make them.
He also said, “To deal with the enemy, all we need is one shot. Hide from a distance, prepare, and take a shot before the enemy can react. Then, put away the gun and leave. There won’t be a chance to use it in intense combat.”
Yashan nodded and said, “I understand, Boss Wei. But I want to keep practicing as you mentioned. I believe that in the future, I’ll be able to make bullets quickly.”
They then carried the decapitated snake and returned.
The next morning, Yashan brought the “Shadow Demon” Rose to Su Hao.
“Boss Wei, Rose is here,” he said.
Su Hao looked at the terrified Rose and said with a smile, “Don’t be afraid. I’m not going to eat you, am I? As long as you obediently obey, I won’t harm you. Right, Yashan?”
Yashan also smiled and said, “That’s right! Come on, recite the ‘Code of Conduct for Mutants’ once.”
Rose shivered all over and immediately began reciting the “Code of Conduct for Mutants” word for word.
Su Hao and Yashan exchanged a satisfied look.
Su Hao nodded and said, “Good job, Rose. It seems you truly understand the principles of our Temple Forest Society.”
Rose quickly declared her position, saying, “Boss Wei, Boss Yashan, the Temple Forest Society’s principles are absolutely correct. I wholeheartedly agree, and this is the direction I want to strive for in the future. I understand the meaning of life and the mysteries of existence. I am willing to strive for the Temple Forest Society’s principles and shine brightly.”
In her heart, she thought, “Can I not agree? As long as there’s a hint of hesitation, I’ll be turned into charcoal in an instant! I don’t think anyone dares to disagree, right?”
Su Hao nodded and said, “We called you here this time because we need you to take us to Linyuan City and point out where the Tiansha Gang is located and who their members are.”
“No!” Rose immediately screamed loudly, took two steps back, and looked terrified.
Su Hao’s face instantly turned cold and he asked, “Huh? Are you refusing me?”
Rose immediately shivered all over, cold sweat trickling down her body, and she shook her head in fear, saying, “No… no, I dare not refuse you, Boss Wei. It’s just that we can’t go to Linyuan City!”
Su Hao asked, “Why can’t we go?”
Rose calmed down slightly and carefully chose her words, saying, “As soon as I enter Linyuan City, our leader, Stan, from the ‘Night Walker’ sequence, a Level 6 Mutant [Tianjun], will immediately detect my presence. He has recorded my life information, so as soon as I get close, he can capture me, and then…”
Su Hao silently watched her, listening to her explanation.
Rose took a deep breath and continued, “Then, he will feed me to the Level 3 ‘Doppelbeasts’… they will quickly create more ‘Shadow Demons.’ So, I absolutely cannot get close to Linyuan City…”
After saying this, Rose realized that the atmosphere was not right and immediately added, “No… I mean, if I go to Linyuan City with both of you, we will be targeted by the Tiansha Gang’s leader, Stan, the ‘Tianjun.’ I’m afraid you two will be in danger.”
(TLN: Tianjun means Heavenly Lord/God)
Once she had spoken, Rose suddenly felt the pressure on her lessen. She inwardly lamented, “As expected, no one cares about me.”
At this point, Su Hao finally spoke slowly, “You don’t have to worry about that. You just need to take us to Linyuan City. You don’t have to enter the city; you can stay outside, and you won’t be targeted by ‘Tianjun’ Stan.”
“But…” Rose wanted to say something.
Yashan interrupted, saying, “No ‘buts,’ we’ll follow Boss Wei’s arrangements!”
Su Hao didn’t say anything more and turned to walk away.
Yashan, carrying the big gun, passed by the area where Taini was studying, hearing the sound of reading inside, and smiled slightly before quickly following Boss Wei’s footsteps.
Noticing Rose’s hesitation, he turned back, frowned, and stared at her.
Rose shivered involuntarily, hurriedly caught up, and followed behind the two of them like a submissive daughter-in-law.
Yashan suddenly turned back again, furrowing his brow, and said, “Shadow Demon Rose, do you have any dissatisfaction with Boss Wei’s arrangements? Why aren’t you smiling?”
Rose immediately flashed a sunny smile and said cheerfully, “No, no, I’m very satisfied. I’m really happy now! Thanks to Boss Wei for giving me a chance to perform!”
Yashan nodded and no longer paid attention to Rose.
As for Rose’s inner thoughts at this moment, it was extremely complicated, like someone asking her, “Do you want to be burned to death or drowned to death?” And she could only choose one.
In the end, she chose the one that would take longer to die.
On the way, with questions and answers, Su Hao quickly understood the general situation of Linyuan City.
Linyuan City belonged to the second-tier of cities in this world, with the highest authority being a Level 6 Mutant known as “Tianjun” Stan. Within a wide range around the city, it was an undisputed dominion without rivals.
The city was home to tens of thousands of people who engaged in various livelihoods, supported by many large and small subsidiary cities in the vicinity, sustaining the city’s massive population. The standard of living for each person was quite comfortable, far surpassing that of smaller surrounding cities.
However, for ordinary people living in Linyuan City, the danger factor was relatively higher.
According to Rose, there was a consensus among Mutants: they tried to minimize the impact of their battles on ordinary people. Linyuan City was divided into the central Mutant district and the outer normal district. Mutant disputes were mostly resolved within the Mutant district.
Nevertheless, there were still unavoidable cases of ordinary people getting injured or killed due to the consequences of Mutant battles.
During the daytime, the Mutant district was nearly empty. Except for Mutants with self-defense capabilities of Level 5 or higher, no one dared to easily expose themselves because once exposed, they wouldn’t live more than three days.
Why was it said to be Mutants of Level 5 or higher? It was because Mutants at that level typically had strong life-saving means and wouldn’t be easily killed by others, even if that person were a Level 6 Mutant.
Structurally, Linyuan City was similar to the former Temple Forest City. Mutants of lower levels had to hide themselves and wait for opportunities to evolve until they became very powerful.
After three days of hurried travel, the three finally arrived outside Linyuan City. Su Hao’s radar perception with a range of over eight kilometers had long covered the entire city, revealing everyone’s life force intensity.
Su Hao smiled and said a single word, “Steady!”
(End of this chapter)