Chapter 192 – A Fatal Blow with No Mercy Left
Su Hao walked alongside “Slaughterer” at a distance of around eight kilometers.
He didn’t dare to get too close because he was unsure of the other person’s detection range.
He also didn’t dare to follow behind because trailing an Mutant capable of producing a gene toxin was highly irrational.
If Su Hao were “Slaughterer,” he wouldn’t mind leaving a “Gene Toxin 1” capable of killing Mutants all along the way, becoming a walking disaster.
Firstly, it would prevent tracking, and secondly, it might help clear out Mutants who weren’t in the city.
So, walking alongside was much safer.
After a while, Su Hao immediately confirmed the other’s destination, “Going to Temple Forest City? It’s indeed Temple Forest City! Is he coming for me? He must be coming for me. If I don’t take the initiative to attack now, it will be a deadly situation!”
If Su Hao were still in Temple Forest City at this moment, he would definitely meet this “Slaughterer.”
Following Su Hao’s course of action, if he detected a Level 7 Mutant entering the Temple Forest City area, he would take the initiative to intercept and repel the other.
As long as Su Hao confronted “Slaughterer,” without knowing the exact effects of “Gene Toxin 1,” he would definitely be affected and wouldn’t survive.
At that time, it wouldn’t be a matter of confronting but sacrificing himself.
Up to this point, Su Hao understood one thing: there will always be someone trying to harm him. Only by taking control and proactively resolving potential threats can he live a long life.
Big Brother Wu and Xiao Dan entered the city with high hopes of starting a new life, but they soon noticed something was amiss.
The entire city was immersed in grief. People mourned the loss of their loved ones as new bodies were constantly being carried out of houses and placed on the streets.
Considering the size of the city, there were probably several thousand people dead.
Xiao Dan anxiously held Big Brother Wu’s hand, saying, “Big Brother Wu, I’m getting scared!”
Big Brother Wu also felt a sense of panic, but he tried to remain calm and said, “Don’t be afraid; I’m here.”
Xiao Dan replied, “Big Brother Wu, let’s leave quickly!”
Big Brother Wu took a deep breath, forced himself to calm down, and then led Xiao Dan to a secluded spot.
He analyzed seriously, “Xiao Dan, trust me. I’ll get you out of this nightmare with ‘Slaughterer’ Lu. These people have just died, so ‘Slaughterer’ Lu must still be in the city, not having left yet. If we leave now, we can definitely escape him.”
Big Brother Wu’s thoughts became clearer, and he regained his confidence. He said calmly, “Xiao Dan, come with me. I’ve figured out ‘Slaughterer’ Lu’s patterns of action. This time, we’ll go in the opposite direction and avoid larger cities.”
Xiao Dan asked, “Where should we go then? We can’t just live in a village, can we?”
Big Brother Wu replied, “No, we won’t! We just need to go to a smaller city, one that’s more like a rural town. ‘Slaughterer’ Lu won’t go there. I’ve heard of a place not far from here, a few days’ journey away. It’s called Temple Forest City. Let Big Brother Wu take you there!”
Xiao Dan was concerned, “But what if ‘Slaughterer’ Lu goes to Temple Forest City too?”
Big Brother Wu promised, “Don’t worry! Trust your Big Brother Wu.”
Xiao Dan loved Big Brother Wu’s confidence. She nodded and said, “Big Brother Wu, I trust you.”
Big Brother Wu held Xiao Dan’s hand and said, “Let’s go; we’ll go right now.”
After Su Hao devised his plan, he began to take action.
He first ruled out close combat because in close quarters, he was likely not a match for “Slaughterer.” In theory, Su Hao’s Diamond Armor was incredibly resilient, and “Slaughterer’s” attacks couldn’t break through it. However, Su Hao’s Diamond Armor was fundamentally made up of cellular structures, and “Slaughterer” possessed a “Gene Toxin 1” that could directly attack cells and kill them. In the face of “Gene Toxin 1,” Su Hao’s recently transformed “Diamond Armor” would likely lose control and be ineffective.
As for sniping, Su Hao’s current precision sniping range was approximately 3,000 meters, and beyond that, there would be a lot of uncertainty. Moreover, he wasn’t sure how “Slaughterer” perceived things and how far his sensing abilities extended. The crucial issue was whether he could eliminate “Slaughterer” with a single shot. Su Hao had very little information about this Mutant, and if one shot couldn’t kill him, the subsequent situation would become highly uncertain. So, sniping was also directly ruled out by Su Hao.
That left only the option of explosives. However, the question was how to use them. The conventional method of dropping them from the sky wouldn’t work. This was because the bombs were also made of Diamond Armor, and if he threw such a large bomb in front of “Slaughterer,” it would probably be destroyed before it could get close, using “Gene Toxin 1” or some other means.
As always, Su Hao aimed for a safe and lethal approach with no room for error. “So… I’ll bury landmines and use ‘Control’ runes to detonate them.”
With his decision made, Su Hao immediately got to work. After calculating the enemy’s pace and route, he quickly moved ahead of “Slaughterer,” found a suitable location, and sank underground. After digging out a cavity underground, he extended his hand, and in the palm of his hand, he began to create a detonation device, inscribing “Control” runes on it.
Then, he covered it with a layer of hollow crystal, on which he began to inscribe densely packed “Level 2 – Burst” runes. After finishing the inscriptions, he added a new layer of Diamond Armor, each layer engraved with runes. The sphere grew larger and larger. After about fifteen minutes, he completed the creation of “Level 2 – One Thousand Bursts,” with a diameter of nearly four meters.
Su Hao inspected his creation with satisfaction and then inscribed a “Level 2 – Attachment” rune on “Level 2 – One Thousand Bursts” to allow his blood energy to attach to it for an extended period.
Otherwise, it would be very awkward if there wasn’t enough blood energy to ensure the explosion would be lethal.
After completing the preparation, Su Hao stepped away and used his transformed Diamond Armor to input blood energy into “Level 2 – One Thousand Bursts” from a distance. Finally, he activated “Level 2 – Attachment.”
He avoided inputting blood energy directly on-site mainly because he was afraid of accidental detonation that might take him along! “Level 2 – One Thousand Bursts” was not to be underestimated!
Feeling the consumption of his blood energy, Su Hao muttered, “With these bombs, I can fit over a hundred.”
But he didn’t need that many. According to Su Hao’s calculations, he had about five hours to prepare. He could work faster in the latter part, fitting six “Level 2 – One Thousand Bursts” per hour, totaling thirty.
Su Hao was somewhat dissatisfied with this, “Only thirty? That’s still too few. My ideal would be eighty, for added security. But it’ll have to do. Thirty should be enough to cover the essential spots where ‘Slaughterer’ Lu will pass. When the time comes, if all thirty explode simultaneously, it’s bound to kill him.”
In some sense, “Slaughterer” Lu was invincible as long as he concealed his tracks and abilities well, making him nearly impossible to locate. However, he was not truly invulnerable. There were always things beyond his knowledge that could potentially kill him. Furthermore, “Slaughterer” was not an Mutant with exceptionally strong vitality. Once he sustained a certain level of damage, he would die like any other in the Mutant sequence.
It’s essential to note that not every Mutant was as difficult to kill as “Child of Fate” for instance.
Five hours passed quickly, and Su Hao had arranged his pockets of bombs, waiting for “Slaughterer” to enter the trap. He emerged from underground amidst the tall grass, and the ground returned to its original state.
“Now, we wait. In another two hours, ‘Slaughterer’ Lu will pass through here…”
With that thought in mind, Su Hao quickly withdrew to a safe distance.
Two hours later.
As expected, “Slaughterer” Lu arrived.
(End of this chapter)