Galactic Dark Net - Chapter 128
Chapter 128: Star Beast version Earth Claw!
P.s. There were more votes for Ke Lake, but let's see if both sides can settle for Ke Lark)
After passing through the gate, Han came to a spacious hall. Under the vaulted roof design, there are rows of displaying shelves, inside the transparent glass cases stored a whole menagerie of fusion beasts designed by Wuyun, small and large.
One of the fusion beast's names caused Han's eyes to light up, Earth Claw!
Don't know whether it's because Earth Claw once saved Han's life, or because it's the first fusion beast Han ever used, in short, Han is full of interest towards the strange fusion beast called Earth Claw.
’’Old Devil! Where you go?!’’ Pathless and Night Walker were everywhere trying to look for Wuyun.
Han smiled, Night Walker's nickname is Old Black, Pathless is called Old Monster, Wuyun's called Old Devil?!
Han didn't mind these intriguing nicknames too much as he approached Earth Claw's glass case and started observing carefully.
The beast had five stout claws, each full of a sense of power, tipped with hard and sharp hooks. The joints are tightly connected, the whole body is black, no eyes, and it has no respiratory outlets.
It's said, Earth Claw comes from a classic design by the prehistoric civilization. Although it only has 5 claws, its digging speed is even faster than industrial machines. During fights, its five claws are like steel hooks, not even high grade battle equipment can protect you from a single slash of those absurdly sharp claws.
Han saw something he like, he could not help but to rest his hands on the side of the glass display cabinet.
Han looked back, puzzled at all the commotion generated by Pathless and Night Walker's nervous shouting after what was supposedly a simple action.
One second, two seconds, three seconds passed.
Nothing happened, Han's still fine, those spiders that were resting on the dome didn't come to bite Han.
’’What's happening? Inside the shelves are all Old Devil's most precious stuff and he never let anyone touch it. Not to mention you, if we so much as touch those shelves, those terrifying spiders will come attack us. Could it be that Wuyun lifted his prohibition?’’
Pathless wondered, as he foolishly decided to place his hand on the glass shelf to test his hypothesis.
And then holy sh*t, over tens of thousands of spiders on the ceiling all started attacking at the same time, it was a large dark wave, directly rushing towards Pathless!
’’Sh*t!’’ Pathless fiercely stomped the ground, suddenly withdrawing both hands and was ready to attack. Suddenly, a powerful wave of murderous aura filled the entire hall, Han even felt his eardrums buzzing!
It's not like Han has never seen an elite esper, he even challenged a quasi-warlord level esper before.
But when Pathless prepared to attack, Han suddenly felt an overwhelmingly amount of difference. Without question, Pathless's strength in comparison to the quasi-warlord Han Wu, or even Ke Lark, is more superior!
’’Could he be at the legendary warlord level?’’
But right now is clearly not the right time to think about that, Han immediately dropped in back to back with Pathless, getting ready to cover his back!
His fingers quickly touched Lunar Mark, summoning Star Pierce Moon Slaying Blade!
The situation was very tense, just when Pathless and Han were about to engage tens of thousands of vicious spiders, a deep voice suddenly came from the distance, it sounds a bit like the organ used by Catholic Church, deep, long and abundant.
Those nearby spiders that were ready to engage obediently backed off, and went back resting on the roof.
’’Old Devil! You son of a b**** almost killed me!’’ Pathless cursed.
They just saw a red nosed old man walking out of a passage that's connected to the hall.
No, he didn't walk out, he actually entered the hall carried on a big spider.
This big spider is a lot mightier than that bear-armed spider that opened the door for Han, each leg is even thicker than Han's waist, two ivory fangs were exposed outside of the mouth.
The red-nose old man jumped out from the back of the spider, growled and said, ’’Nonsense, my starry spiders are the most loyal type of guardian class fusion beast, if you didn't provoke them, how will they attack you?’’
Pathless pointed at Han and said, ’’Han touched your shelf and he was fine, how come after I touched it the spiders come chasing after me? Do you believe that I will set all your junk on fire?’’
Red-nose old man shook his head, ’’You are talking nonsense again, anyone that touches my shelf...’’
Suddenly, Wuyun stopped, because he saw Han putting his hand on the shelf again and staring carefully at Earth Claw as if looking at something he loves.
’’Huh?’’ Wuyun looked at Han, then looked again at those stationary Starry spiders on the roof, he mumbled to himself.
Night Walker's eyes suddenly lit up, he whispered to Pathless, ’’I get it, Han's body has the Heart of Darkness's power inside of it, fusion beasts are also called dark fusion beasts and they also inherit some dark power. In essence, the power is the same.’’
’’Don't tell this to Old Devil just yet. That way, he will grow more interested in Han and allow him to stay.’’
Pathless thought for a second, and agrees to Night Walker's idea.
Wuyun was never interested in people, he's only interested in beasts.
Pathless and Night Walker were hoping that Han can frequently visit Wuyun's place to relax so he can train better, if he gets driven away by Wuyun, then their plan basically fails, so that's why they decided to first hide the truth from Wuyun.
Sure enough, Wuyun became more interested in Han, he thought for a moment, then gestured to the biggest Starry spider, it seemed like he wanted to let that spider attack Han.
Strange thing happened again, that big female Starry spider looked away and doesn't want to execute Wuyun's commands.
’’This is really strange, not even Little Flower (TL: the spider's name) listens to me?’’ Wuyun muttered to himself.
Seeing how Han is observing Earth Claw affectionately, Wuyun asked, ’’You are the Han Lang that Old Black and Old Monster talks about.’’
’’What? You like this Earth Claw?’’
’’Yes, recently I was saved by Earth Claw, so I really like these kinds of fusion beasts. It's just that, unfortunately, Earth Claw's lifespan is way too short, it's just 24 hours.’’ Han said bluntly.
Wuyun smiled, ’’You don't understand, Earth Claw's lifespan is short, it's because he has strong combat strength.’’
’’There's a relationship between power and lifespan?’’ Han hesitated for a second and asked, puzzled.
’’Of course there is. You are a soldier, let me ask you, a soldier, under what condition, can achieve his best battle performance?’’ Wuyun asked Han.
Han thought about it and answered, ’’When burning his life. Sometimes when pushed to a corner, some soldier will either choose to detonate their zero-degree brain region, and that moment the soldier's battle strength will reach the pinnacle of his lifetime.’’
Wuyun asked, ’’When soldiers are burning their life as fuel, or when they detonate their zero-degree brain region, would they die?’’
Han suddenly realized, ’’Of course they will die! Oh, so Earth's Claw's short lifespan, is because the moment it's activated, it has already entered its life-burning phase?!’’
Wuyun nodded, ’’Yes, look, although Earth Claw's body isn't big, but he need to drag 5 claws that's multiple times more powerful than itself. It's just like a small size frigate equipped with 5 sets of flagship level engine systems, those little fuel stored in the frigate, wouldn't it run out really quickly? And the moment the energy is depleted, Earth Claw will naturally die.’’
Han frowned and asked, ’’Then why not create a larger size Earth Claw? With a larger body, there will be more energy storage, and thus the lifespan will naturally increase.’’
Wuyun waved his hand and answered, ’’Ridiculous, you don't think about what Earth Claw is used for. With claws larger and stronger than body, it's to allow Earth Claw to be able to quickly travel underground. According to the Milky Way record, in the past an Earth Claw reached the incredible travelling speed of 2500 kilometers per hour underground!’’
’’Twice the speed of sound!’’ Han was surprised, it's even hard for aircrafts to fly at twice the speed of sound, Earth Claw has to dig as it travels, and it can reach that high of a speed? 2500 kilometers per hour, isn't that over powered?!’’
Wuyun was a little proud, ’’Now you understand? Earth Claw is a powerful function type fusion beast, if you make the body bigger, then he's basically useless!’’
’’Earth Claw's existence, is not to last forever, but it's for that moment of most powerful brilliance!’’
Wuyun is indeed someone that treasures beasts, when he talked about Earth Claw's short yet brilliant life, he became a bit emotional as well.
Han pointed at the Earth Claw inside his shelf, ’’This Earth Claw is a bit different than the one I used before, its claws are giant and sharp, look very powerful.’’
Wuyun became even more proud, ’’Young man, you got good eyes. Do you know where dark fusion beasts come from?’’
Han nodded, ’’I read a little bit about it. The prehistoric civilization's dark beasts are pure genetically synthesized, it uses protein, nerve fiber, and genetic pharmaceutical materials, and it is cultured in vessels from embryo form.’’
’’Dark fusion beasts are different, they take readily acquired beast limbs and organs, and you assemble them together like assembling a spacecraft. For example, if you want higher speed, you need to acquire the leg of beasts that has explosive strength. If you want underwater viability, then you need to install gills.’’
Wuyun nodded his head, ’’That's right. Speaking of this Earth Claw, it's too powerful!’’
’’Many years ago we once stole a priceless Demon Starchaser crab, that's a very powerful star beast! It has 9 legs with incredible explosive strength, I transplanted 5 of those legs on this Earth Claw, how could it not be powerful?’’
Han was shocked, ’’No wonder, I was just wondering why its temperament seems to be completely different, this one's actually made from a star beast?!’’
Pathless on the side doesn't seem to be so happy to hear it, his face darkened and he said, ’’Old Devil, just to steal that crab, I almost risked my life, and it's actually wasted by you to make this thing?’’
’’What do you know about beast making?’’ Wuyun gave Pathless the white eye and said, ’’The Demon Starchaser crab's most powerful parts are those nine legs, and I gave those legs to this Earth Claw, creating a life form that's even stronger than Demonic Starchaser crab! I didn't even get a chance to celebrate yet, what's wasted?’’
Pathless snorted, ’’9 legs, used 5, what about the other 4?’’
Wuyun's face became a bit pale and he muttered, ’’9 legs is one leg too few, it's only enough to make one Earth Claw. When we get another crab later, those 4 other legs will be put to use.’’
Pathless pouted, he doesn't want to talk to Wuyun anymore. He actually took apart the priceless star beast and used it to make a lowly fusion beast?
Pathless and Night Walker only told Han, Wuyun is addicted to beasts. But what they didn't say is, Wuyun is only addicted to abnormal beasts.
Han likes the Earth Claw more the more the looks at it, Wuyun thought for a second and curiously said, ’’You like this Earth Claw?’’
Han heavily nodded, ’’An Earth Claw made from star beasts, I obviously like it.’’
Eyes turned, Wuyun showed a sinister smile and he quipped, ’’Let's make a bet. You see that big spider? Its name is Little Flower;do you dare to pull its tentacle? If you do, I will give this Earth Claw to you.’’