Chapter 971: Armored Monsters!
“These rat subjects will fight totem beasts to the death on the arena. If they can kill the totem beasts, not only will they have a chance to obtain the totem force, they will also be able to obtain the blood of the clan’s warriors on the spot and become a member of an ancient clan. You could say that they’ll reach the heavens in one step!”
Ice Storm said to Meng Chao, “Even if they die on the arena, their corpses will be bestowed with the blood of the clan’s warriors and used to sacrifice their ancestors. Their families will also receive better treatment and have the qualifications to become servant soldiers.”
“Becoming a servant soldier is also called ‘better treatment?’” Meng Chao could not help but ask.
“Of course, not all rat subjects have the qualifications to become servant soldiers. Just like Leaf and the others, they have gone through many layers of selection and passed through countless gates of hell before they were able to obtain the honor of fighting for the clan’s warriors. Many times, not to mention servant soldiers, even slave soldiers and clan’s warriors have to be picky.”
Ice Storm said, “After all, although the death rate of the servant soldiers is not small, and the death rate of the slave soldiers is frighteningly high, when they are still alive, they can still make a living by following the army of the clan. If they win the battle, they still have a chance to plunder the enemy’s towns and farms.
“If they win the successive battles, the slave soldiers will have a chance to become servant soldiers, the servant soldiers will have a chance to become servants, and the servants will have a chance to obtain the blood of their master and become true warriors.
“Although the hope is slim, it is still there.
“However, if it is the old, the weak, the women, and the children who can not fight, they will be left here when the tribal army sets off. You must know that as the mandala flowers bloomed, the conscription teams attacked everywhere, and all the mandala fruits were gathered in the hands of the tribal army. They were carefully preserved, and not a single fruit would leak into the hands of the old, the weak, the women, and the children.
“If you can not become a slave soldier or a servant soldier, you can only starve to death. This is the cruel and glorious rule of Picturesque Orchid Lake for thousands of years!”
Meng Chao was silent.
He thought of the era when Dragon City had just transmigrated, when resources were scarce, the strong preyed on the weak, and there was no law.
The rule of survival was incomparably cruel in any era or place.
No wonder the three rat subjects on the arena were gnashing their teeth. Their eyes were red and their faces were full of hostility. They wished that they could die together with the totem beasts.
They were fighting for their own lives and even their families’ survival!
And their opponent..
This was the first time that Meng Chao had seen a totem beast in a combat state.
At first glance, it was a monster that was larger than the sword-halberd demon pig. Its mane, which was as long as a steel needle, had a faint metallic luster.
Other than the gorgeous patterns on its fur that looked like a natural totem, it was essentially the same as a monster.
Judging from its charging speed and biting posture, it was at most as ferocious as a ‘level one nightmare beast’.
Meanwhile, the three rat people who had the characteristics of a Minotaur and a wild boar were born with divine strength and thick skin. They had also been fed with food and secret medicines in the Blood Skull Arena. With their astonishing brute strength, they had burst out with combat ability that was close to that of the remnant star.
It wasn’t impossible for them to fight one against three.
As expected, the three of them stood in the three corners of the arena and surrounded the totem beast that looked like the sword, halberd, and demon boar in the middle.
They continuously let out sharp whistling sounds that were rhythmic and full of rhythm, attracting and disturbing the attention of the totem beast.
When the totem beast rushed towards one of them, the other two immediately threw out iron chains and a beast catching net.
The iron chains that were wrapped around their shoulders and the beast catching net that was rolled up into a ball were all embedded with sharp barbs.
Once the four limbs of the totem beast were tied up, the barbs would pierce deeply into the flesh of the totem beast.
Even though the totem beast relied on brute force time and time again to forcefully break the iron chains and tear apart the beast catching net.
The four limbs were unavoidably dripping with blood. The tendons and tendons were all cut off. There were also a large number of barbs that were dragging the iron chains. They were embedded into the joints, causing the totem beast great pain. At the same time, it greatly hindered its speed and agility.
The three rat subjects seemed to have rich hunting experience, just like Spider in Meng Chao’s team.
They were not in a hurry to attack. Instead, they carefully circled around the totem beast, patiently waiting for the blood of the totem beast to flow throughout the entire arena. Only then did they swing their greatswords and greataxes and rush forward.
Two crisp and melodious sounds of bones cracking could be heard. A greatsword and a greatax were deeply embedded into the skull and cervical vertebrae of the totem beast, almost chopping off half of its head.
There was also a powerful mace that smashed apart half of the totem beast’s skull. The sharp barbs tore apart half of its face, revealing its white bones, along with half of its fangs exposed in the air, it was as ferocious as a devil.
The three rat subjects cheered excitedly at the same time.
Meng Chao’s eyes also lit up, secretly praising their fierce and peerless offensive.
The totem beast, whose half of its face had been torn off, was stimulated by the intense pain and let out an even more violent roar.
Then, an unexpected scene played out.
From the depths of the Totem Beast’s wound, a dazzling brilliance actually flashed out.
Its white bones seemed to be engraved with densely packed runes, forming an intricate totem.
Along with the violent vibration of the life magnetic field, the gorgeous runes shone brightly. The totem turned into lumps of liquid metal, spewing out from the depths of the wound.
Soon, the wounds on the head and neck of this totem beast that looked like the sword-halberd demon pig were wrapped up by the liquid metal, as if a layer of extremely ferocious new skin had grown out.
Not only the wounds, the liquid metal also flowed onto its left shoulder, adding an especially exaggerated shoulder guard.
On the shoulder guard was a raised collision horn, like an indestructible knight’s spear.
“A monster wearing armor!”
Meng Chao clicked his tongue in wonder.
Although it was not a full body armor, it only covered half of its head and the left shoulder.
It was enough to instantly restore the totem beast’s combat ability before it was seriously injured.
Its ferocity had been doubled!
It exerted strength in its four limbs and suddenly dashed forward. With a crash, the collision horn on its shoulder shield pierced through the chest of a rat citizen and poked out from its back.
This rat citizen, who had the dual bloodlines of a minotaur and a wild boar, was also extremely valiant. The fatal wound not only did not make him let go of the giant sword in his hands, but instead, it made him summon an extremely strong strength and courage, it stimulated his extremely powerful strength and courage.
“Ancestral spirit, above!”
A thunderous roar burst out from the depths of his throat, where blood was spurting out crazily. Taking advantage of the opportunity when the collision horn of the totem beast was firmly stuck by his flesh and bones, he gripped the giant sword in his hands tightly and continuously exerted force to cut it back and forth.
With the remaining forging technology of the Turan civilization, it was impossible to polish the giant sword to the extent that it could break hair. In order to increase its destructive power, part of the blade was forged into the shape of a sawtooth.
The blade was stuck in the neck of the totem beast just now. Even if the liquid metal was condensed into an armor, it was still unable to squeeze out the blade.
At this moment, under the efforts of the dying rat population, one could hear the “kacha Kacha, Kacha kacha” sounds coming from the neck of the totem beast, which made one’s hair stand on end.
The second rat population took the opportunity to jump to the back of the totem beast.
After all, the liquid metal secreted by the totem beast was too little to cover all the vital parts of its body.
While the left side of its head and left shoulder were protected, its right face, right shoulder, and throat were still exposed to the air.
The rat subject was quick enough to wrap the iron chain around the neck of the totem beast and his own arm.
He exerted force on both of his arms and tightened it tightly. The barbs on the chain pierced into the totem beast’s throat. As they were pulled back and forth, they tore apart the totem beast’s blood vessels and trachea.
The third rat citizen raised his mace again and gave the totem beast’s unprotected right face a vicious blow.
Following that, he threw away his mace and picked up a short spear that was as thick as an arm. With a loud roar, he accurately found the eye socket on the totem beast’s bloody face and stabbed the entire short spear into it.
Just like that, the three rats were like conjoined twins, clinging onto the totem beast tightly.
The Totem Beast’s wild nature was unleashed, it pounced and bit randomly, causing the three of them to crash into the iron cage on the ground and the side of the arena until they were badly mutilated.
The three of them were like crazy demons, they did not care about their broken bones and tendons, fresh blood spurted out crazily, they still desperately cut, tore and stirred, looking for a fatal gap between the Totem Beast’s armor.
Meng Chao estimated that other than the courage that they had no other choice, before they stepped onto the arena, they must have drunk a secret drug that was equivalent to an extremely high concentration of stimulant drugs.
Only then could they be like zombies, unafraid of pain, unafraid of death. Even their internal organs and brain matter flowed out, and they still fought to the death without retreating.
The soul-stirring scene caused the blood of the surrounding audience to boil.
The noble warriors of the clan laughed heartily while they sincerely cheered for the lowly rat people.
Finally, when the three rat people were all smashed into a pulp by the totem beast.
They also successfully smashed the brain of the totem beast, crushed its trachea, and sawed off its neck.
The three humans and one beast were like a huge mountain of meat that had just experienced the eruption of magma and was still spewing thick smoke. It collapsed with a loud bang, and there was no more movement.
“Is this… mutual destruction?”
Meng Chao glanced at Ice Storm.
However, he found that Ice Storm was still staring at the arena with full concentration, as if the outcome of both sides suffering heavy losses could still change.
The audience was also completely silent. All the warriors of the clan were holding their breaths and waiting.
As expected, not long after, the pile of corpses made by the three of them and the beast let out a “sizzling sizzling sizzling sizzling sizzling sizzling sizzling sizzling sizzling” sound.
Meng Chao widened his eyes and was surprised to find that the armor covering the left face and shoulder of the totem beast had turned into liquid metal again after its death, as if it had a life of its own, it crawled toward one of the rat subjects who was riddled with wounds.
The liquid metal crawled into the body of the rat subject through the wounds.
The rat subject was already breathing like a thread and was on the verge of death.
After receiving the support of the liquid metal, his breathing and heartbeat became stronger again. Soon, he opened his eyes slightly.
He struggled to stand up from the mountain of corpses and sea of blood. It was as if he was still not used to the new power circulating in his body. His movements were like rusty machinery.
However, he soon realized something. He opened his eyes wide and let out a deep roar.
From his left face and shoulder, a large amount of liquid metal was secreted and condensed into the same armor as the totem beast from a moment ago!