Chapter 162: Do You Need Help?
The flight training had continued for three days, and it was only then that Yashan could barely control his flight status.
This got him extremely excited.
All he could think about day and night was “flying, flying, flying!”
The fear from the first two days when he lost control and plummeted seemed to have been completely forgotten. Now, even if he made a mistake and started to fall, he could quickly adjust his balance and take flight again without needing Boss Wei to catch him.
Yashan summed up his experience with free flight in one word: “awesome!”
The feeling of being free and unrestricted in the sky was an unparalleled experience for Yashan.
As for Yashan’s takeoff and landing, Su Hao didn’t need to worry.
Taking off was simple. Yashan just had to use explosive runes to launch himself into the air.
Landing was also simple. Yashan, being the “Steel Armor King,” was tough, and no matter how hard he fell, he couldn’t die. Falling helped him gain experience, and he gradually mastered the art of landing safely.
On the second day of teaching Yashan to fly, Su Hao packed some essential instruments and bid Yashan farewell, leaving Temple Forest City.
Su Hao had long recorded the map of this continent in his Pinball Space, so he didn’t have to worry about getting lost.
His first destination was a small place far from the scope of Temple Forest City called “Chi Yang City,” which was much smaller in scale than Temple Forest City.
Why did Su Hao choose to go to Chi Yang City? It was because he spotted it on the map at first glance and chose it casually. Where he went didn’t matter to Su Hao; what mattered was what he could achieve.
Su Hao took off into the sky, selected his direction, and flew at a speed of 2,000 kilometers per hour. The faint sound of thunder resonated in the air.
Although Chi Yang City was far away, Su Hao’s flying speed was extremely fast. In just three hours, he reached Chi Yang City.
Viewed from thousands of meters above, the city looked like a small dot on the Earth. If it weren’t for sensing the aura of a large number of Zhu Hua people, Su Hao might not even have noticed it.
The population was probably tens of thousands, with the highest aura intensity reaching the level of high-level Granmaster, which meant they were fourth-level Mutants. There were two of them, and most of the others were first or second-level Mutants, with a few third-level Mutants.
After circling in the sky for a few laps, Su Hao landed on a distant hill outside the city.
He wasn’t in a hurry to enter the city. Instead, he chose to find a place to establish a small laboratory.
Su Hao wandered around for a while, reaching a mid-level position on the mountainside. He placed his hand on the rock wall.
“Blood and Flesh Assimilation” was activated.
Blood and qi, along with a large number of cells, flowed into the mountain. After a moment, almost the entire interior of the mountain had been transformed into his Assimilation Steel.
Su Hao didn’t plan to hollow out the entire mountain; he just needed ten rooms, two halls, a kitchen, and ten bathrooms!
But even for a mountain cave, it required planning. Drainage systems had to be considered, ventilation systems had to be considered, and other factors as well.
Since he had the means, Su Hao naturally chose the best option.
Soon, after determining his plan, Su Hao began to control the unnecessary Assimilation Steel inside the mountain, gradually expelling it and filling the area outside the cave entrance, creating a small platform and a staircase for easy access.
Then, he created a cover, similar to a mountain, to conceal the platform and staircase. He made it blend seamlessly with the rest of the mountain, making it impossible to discern the specifics of this place.
Once everything was settled, Su Hao slowly withdrew his blood and qi, and the Assimilation Steel quickly reverted to stone, becoming hard once more.
Su Hao followed the stairs to the platform, entered the cave, and after observing for a while, a satisfied smile appeared on his face.
“Assimilation Steel is indeed versatile, a must-have technique for daily life and travel!”
But the job wasn’t finished yet. Su Hao had to do some decorating, like installing lights and ensuring a water source, among other things.
The lighting was simple. Su Hao engraved a “Dim – Bright” rune directly on the ceiling, followed by an “Adhesion” rune. He channeled his blood and qi into the runes, allowing them to adhere to the ceiling. This allowed the “Dim – Bright” rune to receive a continuous flow of blood and qi, making it emit a constant light to illuminate the room.
The blood and qi in the adhering rune could last for a day. After that, it would be depleted, and Su Hao would need to replenish the blood and qi to keep the light glowing.
In terms of efficiency, the “Adhesion” rune wasn’t the most efficient method, but did Su Hao care about this minor loss? Perhaps he would have in the past, but now his blood and qi were exceptionally abundant, so he didn’t mind the slight consumption.
As for the water source, Su Hao had chosen this location because he could easily bring in enough spring water from nearby.
After handling various miscellaneous tasks, Su Hao flew to the vicinity of Chi Yang City and slowly entered the city.
The architectural style of this city was quite different from Temple Forest City.
Located by the sea and with lower terrain, the overall atmosphere was very humid. Therefore, most of the buildings were built on stilts, with many being two stories high. The city focused on structures that could withstand rain and moisture.
Stepping into Chi Yang City, Su Hao felt like he had entered a different world. If it weren’t for the Zhu Hua people bustling in the streets, he might have thought he died mysteriously and was reborn in another world.
As soon as Su Hao spoke, he noticed that the accents between the two cities were different.
The lady selling quilts smiled and said, “Young man, are you from out of town? Judging by your accent, you sound like someone from the west. I wonder where you’re from.”
Su Hao only wanted to buy some clothes, bedding, and daily necessities, and he didn’t feel like engaging in lengthy conversation. He casually replied, “Yes, I’m from the west. Chi Yang City is nice!”
The lady, sensing that Su Hao didn’t want to talk much, just smiled and advised him to be careful with mosquitoes. She didn’t press for more conversation.
Su Hao thought it was a reasonable concern. After buying all the daily necessities, he followed the lady’s suggestion and purchased mosquito repellent.
As the sky gradually darkened, Su Hao returned to the laboratory he had just set up and quickly made his bed.
“Next, we need to wait for the night to arrive.”
After the sky had completely darkened, Su Hao flew toward Chi Yang City and, after a short while, arrived above the city. However, he didn’t immediately land but hovered at a low speed in mid-air, searching for his target.
Su Hao had been in this world for over a decade, and his knowledge of the world was more extensive than most native Zhu Hua people. This knowledge extended beyond genetic decoding and encompassed an understanding of Zhu Hua society and behavior.
Despite having many small towns and villages scattered throughout this vast land, the history of suffering from the beasts had ingrained in the genes of every Zhu Hua person a preference for living in groups. This habit wouldn’t change suddenly just because the beasts were gone. Even those living in cities still faced the danger of battles with other races every night.
Su Hao’s goal was to find ordinary people inadvertently affected by the fighting of other races. In any city with a certain population, there would inevitably be the presence of other races, and every night there would be battles. Simultaneously, innocent ordinary people would inevitably be harmed, and the extent of this harm would depend on the strength of the opposing forces.
If two Level 5 members of other races were rampaging through a city, it would likely result in the destruction of a significant portion of the city. Su Hao had seen this scenario numerous times, but he had no way to prevent it. He could already do his best to manage the city where he lived permanently, Temple Forest City.
In this world, there were many cities of various sizes scattered across the continent, and Su Hao couldn’t manage them all, nor did he want to. At most, he could guide Yashan a bit and ignite a spark in him, then see if Yashan could fan the flames himself.
But this path was challenging. As long as the world’s power system remained based on the evolution of the other races’ flesh and blood, it would be challenging to succeed. Almost no members of other races could resist the temptation of evolution. Additionally, advanced members of other races would never trust lower-level members. Who knew if they might become targets for assassination one day to obtain their flesh and blood?
Suddenly, there was a loud noise from one side of Chi Yang City. Su Hao squinted and immediately flew over, then slowly descended. Soon, he observed the situation in the area and took a deep breath. He moved forward slowly, and at the same time, his steel armor quickly climbed up to form a mask, concealing his appearance.
“Do you need help?”