The Great Merchant in the Cataclysm - Chapter 86
Chapter 87: Infiltrating The North City
Zhang Mu stood outside the gates of the North City survival base alone. Standing in front of him was an unfinished building.
The area was deserted but Zhang Mu knew that this was the survival base of that middle-aged man. Last time, he was stopped from entering the unfinished building. He had thought that it was because the leader felt that the environment was too lousy and was embarrassed to invite Zhang Mu inside.
However, there seemed to be more to it. The run-down building gave off a eerie feeling. As expected of a place which housed the man who used a child as bait. For the villains, this was heaven. Yet to the normal human, this was hell.
Of course, these were just Zhang Mu’s conjectures. He didn’t have any evidence. But soon, he would uncover the truth.
As Zhang Mu took a step forward, a long spear pierced into the ground right in front of him. In spite of this, Zhang Mu had no intention to look at the person who attacked him.
He pulled down his hat and bypassed the spear. Just as he wanted to take another step, a cold voice sounded beside him, “Young man, I don’t know if you are really stupid or acting, but you won’t be so lucky next time. If you continue moving forward, the next thing the spear will pierce would be you. Whether you are here to seek shelter or you are lost, our base doesn’t welcome you. We don’t need any outsiders, do you understand me?”
After that, the voice stopped completely. The person saw Zhang Mu casually moving forward as though he didn’t hear the warning. Or rather, Zhang Mu didn’t put the warning to heart.
“Young man, you are courting your own death. Do not blame me.”
A spear came zooming in on Zhang Mu’s head, coming in faster and more powerful than the one before. Zhang Mu tilted sideways slightly to dodge the spear, not raising his head in the process. He was not trying to act mysterious or anything. It’s just that he had seen this guard before and the last time they met, he had subdued the guard before the guard could even act.
After all, the guard was too far away. If he gave any warning to the people inside the base, Zhang Mu would have a hard time infiltrating. Zhang Mu didn’t sense any other evolvers besides the spear guard. Looks like the leader is really confident in the ability of this evolver.
Although Zhang Mu’s ability had not been awakened, he had consumed a lot of potions and had a blood linkage with the Bloodvine Lotus as well as the Obsidian Beetle. This allowed him to be more powerful than the evolvers that just had their abilities awakened.
However, he couldn’t deny that the guy in front of him did have something to be proud of. Being a guard was a waste of his talent.
Zhang Mu continued walking forward while the guard continued to throw spears at him. At first, Zhang Mu could still dodge it but as he got nearer, more and more spears started to strike at him and it was harder to avoid them without displaying his true power. Hence, he could only use his Obsidian Beetle claw and disrupted the path of some of the spears, opening up a path for him.
Because of this, Zhang Mu felt the evolver panicking and striking with full force, no longer holding back his power. However, although the force of each attack increased, it was easier to predict the direction of his throw. Yet, it was still too dangerous. Zhang Mu was already nearing one of the buildings. He sneered and purposely reviewed a weak point to the guard.He acted as though he was going to get struck by one of the spears.
Zhang Mu was only about 10 meters away from the evolver. When the evolver saw this scene, he immediately smiled and cursed, “I finally manage to kill you, you little brat.”
Till now, he still thought that Zhang Mu was just an evolver with strong agility, a normal human who had better reflexes and no special power. His spears couldn’t do much damage to people who don’t attack him face on. He felt that Zhang Mu was just lucky in this sense.
Also, he was confident in his special ability which was to improve his throwing weapons accuracy and penetrating power. This was the reason why the leader gave him the task of guarding the gates.
On the other hand, Zhang Mu was pondering over the guard’s action. Why did he strike without even asking for his name? What if he was trying to seek shelter in their survival base? Are the evolvers already so against outsiders? By right, that shouldn’t be the case. Maybe it was because of their leader.
However, he was not going to ask the evolver for an answer. This ability might seemed very powerful now, but in the future, it will become dispensable. In the future, evolvers that are not as powerful would not be able to wield a powerful weapon and his ability offered no contribution to powerful evolvers.
At that moment, the guard saw Zhang Mu raising his head. He suddenly remembered the who this person was. Instinctively, he wanted to press the alarm but something wrapped around his neck and he lost control of his entire body.
What is this?
Before he lost his consciousness, the evolver saw Zhang Mu increase his speed and in a second, he appeared in front of the evolver. Even though Zhang Mu had concealed himself with layers and layers of clothing, the evolver still recognised him. He had left a huge impression on the evolver. He remembered the last time when Zhang Mu broke through the defense and appeared in front of him. Luckily, he was able to press the alarm.
This time, he didn’t have a chance.
A vine had already pierced through his body and in the second before he died, the evolver felt the vine sneering at him, just like Zhang Mu.
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