Chapter 97: The Armored Man
Night fell quietly. Su Hao dressed in all black, wearing a head covering similar to a bank robber. He silently pushed the door open and disappeared into the darkness.
Tonight’s objective was simple: capture a few tongues to find out the reason behind this battle and whether it aligned with his speculation.
In the night of Temple Forest City, the battle never ceased. Every day, many evolved individuals died, but more would be born. As long as the population was sufficient, the night would remain lively.
Soon, Su Hao found his target.
A showdown between a nearly three-meter-tall muscleman and a short-haired man covered in scales.
The scaled man used his scaly forearms to shield his head, countering the muscleman’s continuous punches.
Each punch pushed the scaled man back a few steps but didn’t pose a real threat to the muscleman’s life.
Soon, the muscleman’s fists were cut by the sharp scales, staining them with blood and dyeing the scales red.
Whenever the scaled man tried to counterattack, he was driven back by the muscleman’s punches, enduring the beating passively.
“Roar!” The massive muscleman took a step back, muscles bulging, preparing to unleash a devastating punch.
The scaled man raised his thick-scaled forearm to face the muscleman’s fist head-on.
The scaled man was forcefully sent flying backward for four or five meters, crashing to the ground.
“Opportunity!” The muscleman rejoiced, his feet pounding, his massive body pressing down on the scaled man.
“Bang, bang, bang!”
The muscleman pounded the scaled man into the ground, one punch after another, relentlessly striking him.
However, the scaled man only protected his face with his hands, ignoring attacks to other areas.
“Panting heavily,” the muscleman’s arms grew weak, and his fists bled profusely. But looking at the scaled man beneath him, he realized that the scaled man was secretly observing him through the gaps in his arms.
“Unbelievable! Unforgivable!” The enraged muscleman flexed his muscles again, delivering punch after punch downward.
“Bang, bang, bang!”
Soon, both sides realized they couldn’t harm each other.
“…” The muscleman fell silent.
“…” The scaled man fell silent.
It seemed better to temporarily cease the battle tonight, go back and rest, or find new prey.
So, both sides mutually agreed to stop.
They separated, ready to leave.
But how could Su Hao let these two individuals he had been observing just walk away like that?
In a flash, he appeared behind the scaled man, leaped high, and wielded a “hard” piece of hardwood, striking it hard against the scaled man’s neck.
The scaled man was forcefully sent forward, stumbled, and fell to the ground.
With one blow, Su Hao’s figure flashed again, appearing behind the still dazed muscleman, and delivered another blow to the back of his neck.
Even the nearly three-meter-tall muscleman couldn’t withstand such force and was knocked over.
Su Hao’s objective was simple: knock them out and take them away.
However, what made him extremely awkward was that both men groaned and struggled to their feet, clutching their necks, warily watching the short guy in front of them who didn’t even reach their waists. Their toes pointed outward, ready to run at any moment, but their subconscious told them, “What threat could this little guy pose?”
Look at these two people; do they look like they were knocked out?
Unable to endure the embarrassment on his face, Su Hao glanced around, discarded the wooden stick, and picked up a nearby large stone, giving it a little shake in his hand.
Su Hao’s feet exploded, and his entire body vanished from its original spot, suddenly appearing behind the scaled man.
The scaled man instinctively shielded his face, thinking that it was his vulnerable spot. However, Su Hao aimed for the back of his head.
A muffled sound echoed as Su Hao’s stone struck the scaled man’s head from behind.
The scaled man’s eyes rolled back, and he collapsed to the ground.
Su Hao wasn’t taking any chances; he moved forward and delivered another blow. Seeing that the scaled man showed no signs of movement, he finally relaxed.
The muscleman, witnessing this, widened his eyes to the maximum and immediately turned to run. His most powerful attacks were ineffective against the scaled man, yet this small guy in front of him had knocked him down with a single blow. He knew the person in front of him was dangerous, and there was no better time to run.
However, it wasn’t as easy as just wanting to run. Despite his young appearance, Su Hao was fast. Sliding his feet, he appeared behind the muscleman.
The muscleman had already prepared for this and threw a punch backward.
He couldn’t break through the scaled man’s defense, but it didn’t mean he couldn’t break this little guy in front of him. He knew his own strength; lifting a thousand pounds was a breeze.
‘Slip Shadow Step’!
Su Hao dodged the punch, leaping high behind the muscleman.
He delivered a powerful blow to the back of the muscleman’s head, and the muscleman fell again.
Su Hao followed up with another strike.
After confirming that both evolved individuals were knocked out, Su Hao tossed the stone aside and grabbed one foot of each of them, dragging them out of the city.
During this process, even ordinary Zhu Hua people didn’t dare approach, staying in the corners and quietly watching as Su Hao dragged the two people away, disappearing into the darkness.
The eyes of the Zhu Hua people had good night vision as long as they had enough nutrients, but they couldn’t see clearly from too far away.
The hidden ordinary Zhu Hua people around were filled with regret, hearts aching. They were so close to the extraordinary, yet they had no chance to obtain it. They wished they could rush forward and tear a piece of flesh from those two.
Su Hao used his radar to quietly avoid wandering hunters and brought the two to an uninhabited area.
Then, he took out a prepared rope and tied them securely. These two individuals had extremely strong physiques, and their vitality was top-tier among high-ranking elites. As Su Hao finished, both began to show signs of waking up.
Su Hao slapped the scaled man to wake him up. The scaled man, dazed, opened his eyes and, upon seeing Su Hao, immediately panicked, clenching his legs together and raising his bound hands to protect his face.
Su Hao kicked the man’s thigh and sternly asked, “I ask, you answer. Behave well, and I’ll let you go.”
The scaled man looked at his bound hands and feet, remaining silent. He didn’t want to answer any questions from this little guy because he didn’t believe Su Hao would let him go. He had a premonition that tonight was his night of reckoning in the extraordinary world, and he would never reach the pinnacle.
At that moment, the muscleman began to regain consciousness with grumbling sounds. Su Hao glanced around and picked up another large stone from the ground, delivering a heavy blow to the muscleman’s forehead.
The muscleman fell again.
“Gurgle!” Seeing this, the scaled man swallowed hard, suddenly remembering that he had been knocked unconscious by a stone thrown by Su Hao. Now the back of his head still throbbed with pain. When he saw Su Hao focusing on him, he immediately grew tense and said, “You ask, I answer, just give me a swift end.”
Facing Su Hao’s stone, he became less confident in his defenses.
Su Hao pointed at him and the muscleman beside him, asking, “What are you guys?”
“???” The scaled man was filled with question marks and didn’t know how to respond for a moment.
Su Hao quickly rephrased his question, “Why do you have scales on your body? How did he become so tall and strong?”
The scaled man, now understanding the question, looked at Su Hao with an eerie expression. However, since Su Hao appeared to be very young, it seemed normal to him…
The scaled man immediately retorted, “Normal my foot! How could a young guy like you knock down two big guys with a single stone? Impossible! There must be some old guy among you short people who was born small! But if he’s so powerful, why is he asking such stupid questions? Is he just playing with us?”
Although the scaled man felt anxious on the inside, he didn’t dare to show any signs of it on the surface. He obediently replied, “I’m a ‘Scaled Man,’ and he’s a ‘Muscle Man.'”
Su Hao immediately asked, “Scaled Man and Muscle Man? How did you become a Scaled Man?”
The scaled man quickly realized that the person in front of him was a complete novice who knew nothing. He didn’t expect that someone who knew nothing could gain such incredible strength. It felt like he had won the jackpot in life. Meanwhile, he had endured beatings, not even getting a piece of meat to eat. Fate was indeed unfair.
The scaled man took a deep breath and slowly began to explain…