Galactic Dark Net - Chapter 170
Chapter 170: Star-Strangling Boa!
Han tried pushing the sealed alloy door, and after a snapping sound, the door was actually pushed open.
Han nodded towards Ye Jincheng, and then they both rushed inside.
In the blink of an eye, they had already charged a hundred meters into the room but didn't find any enemies. At that moment, another loud noise came from the door. Ye Jincheng turned back to try pulling the door, then frowned, ’’Sh*t, the door's locked from the outside.’’
Han used his vision to scout around and said, ’’What a strange place. Let's find Ye Guhong first. I believe the Demon Claw won't point us in the wrong direction. Since he felt that Ye Guhong is here, then he must be here.’’
’’Okay.’’ Ye Jincheng nodded.
The Demon Claw was summoned again and played the role of a scout while Han and Ye Jincheng checked out the surroundings.
The reason Han said that this place was strange was because it was really huge, infinitely larger than the other laboratories they've seen on the way, as if it was an underground world.
Looking ahead, the place was full of white ice mountains, and the atmosphere was extremely chilly.
Below their feet seemed to be a subterranean lake sealed by ice, and the ice layer was extremely thick which made it impossible to see what was below them.
This was a very strange type of chill, capable of piercing through battle suit. Since Han had already gone through extreme arctic training, he didn't mind the cold feeling, but Ye Jincheng was already shivering.
’’This bloody hell.’’ Ye Jincheng muttered, ’’Why would the Witch Clan's Mandala King take our house master to this place.’’
Han didn't answer because he didn't know as well.
Before long, the Demon Claw came back and motioned Han and Ye Jincheng to follow him.
So, under the Demon Claw's guidance, they entered this world of ice, but they didn't really notice. The sealed alloy door they used to get in was slowly getting frozen by ice and snow, gradually blending into this cold world.
Han and Ye Jincheng ran in this ice world. After about a few hours, the ice mountains disappeared. The front became open and flat, the ice layer of incredible thickness was like a smooth mirror, clearly displaying Han and Ye Jincheng's reflections.
On the mirror-like ice layers, Han began to see frozen corpses. They belonged to the Witch clan. Beside Ye Guhong and King Fran, there were also 20 elite soldiers from the Witch clan that followed King Mandala here.
Now they were all dead, and there were 20 bodies left behind, no more no less. The time of death was probably not long after Han and Ye Jincheng entered here, and they were all killed by aggressive slashes.
’’It's Hong Meng!’’ Ye Jincheng shouted, ’’It's an unique martial art that only our Master can use.’’
Han suddenly hesitated. Some of the Witch clan soldiers were killed by Ye Guhong, but some weren't. That means, Ye Guhong and King Fran fought together against the Witch clan.
But among the bodies there isn't one that belongs to King Mandala. If he was not dead, Ye Guhong and King Fran would still be in danger. After all King Mandala was a master of poison.
’’Let's go!’’ Han shouted to Ye Jincheng.
The two and Demon Claw hit the road again, run like flying on the mirror-like ice layer. The battle boots would automatically pop out tiny hooks to prevent slipping on ice.
Another hour passed, and Han saw three strange figures in the distance, all standing there on the ice motionlessly in a triangular formation, like three sculptures.
’’Master!’’ Ye Jincheng shouted.
When they got closer, Han realized that they were actually Ye Guhong, King Fran and King Mandala.
The Witch clan's characteristics were very obvious, Han only took one glance to recognize the black and green face of King Mandala. He had a crooked nose and sharp eyes, with messy long black hair scattered across his visage.
That muscular middle-aged man must be the Headhunter Clan's leader King Fran, and Ye Guhong was that mighty elder with white hair. His body presented the temperament of a pioneering explorer, remaining calm in the face of fear and danger.
’’I'm going to kill you!’’ Ye Jincheng took out a knife and was about to cut King Mandala, but he was stopped by Han's grab.
’’Don't stop me! This damn guy dared to kidnap our Master, I'm going to take his life!’’ Ye Jincheng shouted.
’’Something's fishy, hold on a minute.’’ Han said to Ye Jincheng.
At the same time, Ye Guhong also opened his mouth, ’’Jincheng, you can't kill him.’’
’’Because if you kill him, the thing under this ice lake will come out and we will all die.’’ Ye Guhong said with a little hoarse voice, ’’You see, we are maintaining a balance source energy field, and the moment you kill Mandala, the energy field will become ineffective.
Han and Ye Jincheng were both shocked for a second and took a careful look. Sure enough, the three figures' hands were all emitting a white light in a semicircular shape, suppressing whatever was under this glacial lake. But, the ice layer already had small gaps appearing, there was clearly something ready to break out of the ice.
Ye Jincheng gasped and was glad that Han stopped him. King Mandala just sneered, as if he was afraid to consume too much source energy, he didn't want to explain anything.
’’Who are you?’’ Ye Guhong looked at Han in curiosity and asked.
’’Han, Master, he is that Han Lang!’’ Ye Jincheng hastily explained.
Yu Guhong looked up and down at Han and didn't say anything else.
Han frowned, walked around those three for a lap, and said in surprise, ’’You two aren't poisoned.’’
Like a savage, King Fran pursed his huge nose and said, ’’Of course not. But we are under his puppet technique. If it wasn't to keep this thing under the ice still, the puppet technique can't control me, and I can still kill him easily.’’
King Mandala once again sneered and whispered, ’’You can get rid of my puppet technique, but you can at most kill my stupid underlings. Don't say that you can kill me easily, because if it wasn't for the thing under the ice, I have a thousand ways to poison you to death.’’
’’Shameless.’’ King Fran shouted, and all his muscles tensed up.
’’I advise you to relax your muscles. If that thing comes out, none of us can survive.’’ King Mandala insidiously said.
King Fran was so pissed that his chest started pumping up and down as he breathed heavily gasping for air. But, he could not get distracted while outputting source energy into the field. Espers have keen perception. He could of course feel that the thing inside the lake posed a bigger threat than Mandala.
What was really under the lake?
’’Eye of Darkness, open.’’
Darkness immediately covered his eye, and when he was able to see the situation under that thick layer of ice, he was shocked.
’’So, this is a quartet balance energy field. In addition to the three of you, there's also a stationary energy shield left behind by the prehistoric civilization under the ice layer. If any party withdraws, it will cause this strong energy to collapse and lead to disastrous consequences.’’
’’I don't get it;how did you get into such dangerous situation? I only see a water plant under that energy shield, and I didn't see anything else strange.’’
Mandala sneered, ’’That water plant is one of the legendary extinction-level weapons developed by the prehistoric civilization via gene synthesis technology, called the Star-Strangling Python. Don't underestimate it.’’
Han slightly frowned and said to Mandala, ’’I don't like the tone of your voice. The reason why you are still alive is just for the balance and stability of this energy shield, don't think that I don't dare to kill you.’’
Disdain emerged on Mandala's ugly face again as he whispered, ’’I think, you just don't dare to kill me.’’
Right after Mandala finished, Han directly sliced off a layer of Mandala's scalp.
He really did it.
The Star Pierce Moon Slaying Blade drew a precise arc across the air, swept closely over Mandala's head, taking off his hair and a layer of his scalp.
Blood suddenly ran out from Mandala's head and got all over his face and body.
Mandala didn't expect Han to actually make a move, and was completely shocked. His whole body trembled. Fortunately, his slow reaction helped him keep the energy field under control.
When he finally realized that Han sliced off a piece of his scalp, a vicious look appeared and he gazed at Han in hatred.
Han readily threw some powder to help Mandala stop the bleeding and he said coldly, ’’My knife is a little poisonous, but since you are the king of poison in the Witch clan, you are probably not scared of it.’’
’’In short, just remember. I don't care what kind of king you are, if you want to talk then talk properly. Otherwise, next time you won't be that lucky.’’
Everyone looked at Han in surprise, especially Ye Guhong. The way he looked at Han became very complicated.
Headhunter clan's King Fran began laughing and he shouted, ’’That cut was manly and enjoyable enough, young man! From now on, you are my friend!’’
The alien race was all straight tempered. Fran saw Han actually sliced something off of Mandala, he immediately felt pleased the more he looked at Han.
Han deepened his voice and said, ’’Going on like this isn't a way out. You guys are all at the warlord level. Try to battle the energy field below the lake with your source energy, otherwise you all can't get out of this situation. The moment you stop outputting energy, the four forces of energy will become chaotic and then cause an explosion, and the result cannot be imagined.’’
’’But, keep going on like this isn't a way out either. Sooner or later, you guys will collapse from running out of energy, and the result will still be an explosion.’’
’’So the key to this problem still lies on this Star-Strangling Boa, why is it protected by such a strong energy field, and what will happen if the energy field can't be suppressed?’’
Han stared at Mandala, and Mandala cleared his throat and said in a deep voice, ’’Star-Strangling Boa is an extinction-level weapon left behind by the prehistoric civilization, that I already said. According to the information I gathered, it has a growing power that we can't imagine, and it belongs to the devouring category of plants, and it will absorb all energy possible and achieve crazy growth.’’
’’According to the prehistoric civilization's design, Star-Strangling Boa should be thrown to a planet they hope to destroy, and that way, the Star-Strangling Boa can immediately start absorbing that planet's energy, causing the planet core to lose heat, the soil to lose nutrients, and all the trees would die, not even the people on the planet could survive.’’
’’The Star-Strangling Boa would grow bigger and bigger, just like a giant snake with tens of thousands of heads. They are its tentacles, and those tentacles would penetrate into people or animals' body, mummifying people and sucking the energy out from all animals.’’
’’In simple terms, a planet, if thrown a Star-Strangling Boa, will become a dead planet, with all life going extinct.’’
’’The prehistoric civilization succeeded in making such a terrifying plant, but it's very unstable and must be installed in an anti-energy field.’’
’’Now the situation is, when the prehistoric civilization left this base, they adjusted the setting to self-activating mode which activates the moment someone comes in here.’’
’’If we can't suppress down this anti-energy field, then it won't be as simple as an explosion. Even if the bomb can't kill us, the Star-Strangling Boa will suck the life out of all of us along with the planet, making all life going extinct and not an inch of grass left on this planet.’’