Starting With A Space Battleship - Chapter 38
Chapter 38: Gale
After finishing the chat with Xiaolang, Li Xiaonian hurried down the waterway, led by Gu Tong.
On the way, Gu Tong was surprised to find that the number of monsters in the waters had become much less than before, and even the monsters wandering on the shore were very few.
Noticing this, he couldn’t help but ask Li Xiaonian, “There used to be a lot of monsters. Why are there so few now?”
Li Xiaonian was a little embarrassed, but still answered truthfully, “Wufeng is the Lord of Hell. One of his abilities is to control all the monsters in the wilderness. The monsters must have been summoned away by Wufeng. If I guess right, the monsters will attack the Skyfire Base tomorrow after they gather.”
Gu Tong’s heart tingled with pain and he fell silent.
If the Skyfire Base was destroyed, all his hard work at Skyfire for a whole year would be for naught. Did he hate Li Xiaonian? He couldn’t tell it himself.
Li Xiaonian seemed to be able to read Gu Tong’s mind, but he said nothing but transferred 5000 gold coins to Gu Tong.
Gu Tong saw the system prompt and looked at Li Xiaonian in surprise.
Li Xiaonian smiled bitterly. “This is the 10,000 gold coins I promised to give you. You can take it as my compensation for you. Our contract is terminated from now on. Of course, if you trust me, you can come to Blood Demon City and follow me after you leave Skyfire Base. I can’t guarantee much but at least your income will be higher than in Skyfire Base.”
“Thank you, I’ll think about it.”
Two hours later, Gu Tong and Li Xiaonian came to the end of the river. They could go no further because there was a transparent barrier that players couldn’t pass through.
On the bank of the river, there was a miniature steel fortress 800 meters away, and the exit of the Skyfire Base was inside the fortress, which was guarded by a group of powerful NPCs, and no one could leave without the permission of those NPCs.
This was the most important reason why Tianyu had been unable to leave the novice base for so long.
At this time, densely packed monsters were attacking the steel fortress. Among these monsters, there were water monsters from rivers, earth-element rock monsters, and many beast-type monsters.
Heavy machine guns fired at these monsters, and at the same time, countless missiles were pouring frantically.
Under the powerful firepower, the monster corpses were littered everywhere, and a lot of good props had dropped from their bodies. Just skill books alone, had a dozen of them scattered all over the ground.
In addition, there were some monster cores, which were not cheap to buy.
Li Xiaonian looked at Gu Tong next to him and said, “You have the ability to transform. There must be a sewer inside the fortress. Follow the drain into the fortress, tell the NPCs inside that I came with a mission and I must leave the Skyfire Base to ask for help, and ask them to cover me with gunfire and help me pass through the monsters.”
“Okay, I’ll find the entrance to the drain. Take care.”
As Gu Tong left, Li Xiaonian could no longer be invisible, so he held his breath, lying on his stomach in the shallow water and waiting quietly.
Li Xiaonian waited a full half an hour.
Inside the fortress, Gu Tong was standing on a fort and waving a flag at Li Xiaonian. At the same time, the firepower of the fortress shifted to the monsters in front of Li Xiaonian, clearing a passage for Li Xiaonian.
Swish! Gritting his teeth, Li Xiaonian sprinted on the rugged ground as agilely as a swallow.
The monsters spotted Li Xiaonian’s figure and swarmed towards him.
Li Xiaonian was quick to react. Like a parkourer, he turned left and right, avoiding cheetah’s bites with difficult movements, and dodging the ice arrows jetted by the water-element monsters in the distance.
The whole process was very dangerous. Although he was slightly injured, he managed to get close to the fortress gate. The monsters behind him were all killed under the intense firepower, unable to approach the fortress.
After successfully entering the fortress, Li Xiaonian breathed a sigh of relief. “Things are going smoother than I thought. If I had delayed another day or two, it would have been a different story.”
As soon as he entered the steel fortress, a tall and strong NPC with a fierce face was approaching. This person was Nanya, the guardian of the exit of the Skyfire Base.
“Are you June who let Wufeng escape?” Nanya stared at Li Xiaonian fiercely.
Li Xiaonian was a bit nervous under his stare but still bowed respectfully. “Nice to meet you, Master Guardian, I am the sinner June.”
Hearing his words, Nanya directly pinched Li Xiaonian’s neck with his sturdy palm, lifted Li Xiaonian up, and said with red eyes, “You fucking son of a bitch, believe it or not, I’ll strangle you now!”
Being grabbed by the neck, Li Xiaonian had some difficulty breathing. He struggled to take out the [Seal Voucher] from his package and handed it to Nanya.
When Nanya saw the [Seal Voucher], his face softened a little, and he let go of Li Xiaonian. “Brat, I don’t know how you persuade the leader, but for your sin, you deserve death by a thousand cuts!”
“Yes, I know I made a huge mistake,” Li Xiaonian hurriedly admitted his mistake. “so I’ll make every effort to make up for it.”
In order to leave as soon as possible, Li Xiaonian hurriedly added, “Master Guardian, now the base is in crisis. Every additional minute of delay will make the base more dangerous. Please let me leave and ask for help.”
Nanya’s anger subsided a bit more as he saw Li Xiaonian’s sincere confession of fault. He glanced at the monsters outside the fortress and said, “As things stand, the fortress can last for up to eight days. After eight days, we will run out of ammunition and food, and we will retreat by then. You must strive to return within eight days. Otherwise, even if you return, you will be drowned by the monsters led by Wufeng.”
“I see. I will try to return within eight days.” Li Xiaonian nodded.
Although eight days was tight, if he tried his best, he should be able to return on time.
Nanya hesitated for a while before he took out a skill book and handed it to Li Xiaonian. “As much as I want to kill you, I know this is not the time to get carried away. This skill book is useful for you. Take it and get lost.”
Li Xiaonian took over the skill book.
A rare general-purpose skill book.
Use restrictions: none;
Lv1 skill: consume two points of mental power to increase movement speed by 5%, lasting 6 seconds; cooldown time: 60 seconds;
Li Xiaonian was slightly excited when he saw this was a rare general-purpose skill book.
This general-purpose type of skill book with no occupational restrictions was very expensive and was usually in short supply in the market. If the skill was raised to the advanced level, after the skill was activated, the player would turn into a shadow and become very powerful.
“Thank you, thank you very much, Master Guardian.” Li Xiaonian bowed and thanked.
“If you really want to thank me, return as soon as possible and kill Wufeng.”
“Yes!” Li Xiaonian gave a determined look.
With the guardian’s permission, Li Xiaonian came to a teleportation altar inside the fortress and set the teleportation coordinate as Blood Demon City, a large city where he had stayed for a long time in his previous life.Read latest Chapters at wuxiamobile.com Only
With a flash of bright light, Li Xiaonian disappeared from the altar.
Throughout the process, Gu Tong stood by and watched.
To be honest, Li Xiaonian’s attitude towards the NPC surprised him, because Li Xiaonian seemed to take NPCs as respectable elders and didn’t look like he was acting at all.
“Is this the secret of your success?” Gu Tong muttered.