344 Reactivating the Ruins?
The first wave of the monster attack lasted for about half an hour. Most of them had used up a large portion of their Life Power and their energy was severely drained. They needed all the rest they could get to recover.
Despite the fact that Lin Huang was the one who had killed most of the monsters, only a small portion of his energy had been consumed. With the help of his Super Robust, his strength and stamina were beyond comparison. His ability to recover was abnormally fast as well. Compared to the others, a relatively small amount of Life Power had been consumed. Only his sword blade was covered by a layer of Life Power. He did not even activate his defensive relic. Only a rather small amount of Life Power was required to activate his Body Movement Skill whereas a lot more was needed to launch a defensive skill.
After resting for a while, a Dimensional Portal activated abruptly out of nowhere. Si Kongjian then walked out from the Dimensional Portal.
Many of them shifted their gaze towards Si Kongjian as they sensed an energy wave in the place. They hoped that he would bring them the good news.
There was no expression on Si Kongjian's face. However, they were all so eager to hear the good news that nobody noticed his somber mood. Lin Huang could sense that he was upset. Therefore, he felt that Si Kongjian was not bringing back any positive news.
As soon as he descended from mid-air, Si Kongjian whispered into Zang Bing's ear.
Although they could not hear what they were talking about, many of them did notice that Zang Bing's facial expression turned serious at once.
Soon, both of them took out their Transmission Snails and Luo Li was added to the conversation.
After a few moments, the three of them finally ended their conversation and Zang Bing recalled his Transmission Snail. He then gradually floated in mid-air with Si Kongjian.
"Everyone, please put aside the work that you are doing. Here's the latest news on the investigation from Si Kongjian." After uttering the last word, Zang Bing nodded at Si Kongjian.
"I've asked few of the monsters the reason behind the sudden outbreak that happened today after I left." Si Kongjian gazed upon the crowd and continued, "The answer given to me was the Golden Toad, which is the overlord of the ruins. It alleged that humans have killed two of the overlord-rank monsters – the Molten Dragon and the Shadowflame Boa. Also, it claimed that humans are going to kill all the monsters in the ruins, so it called on all the monsters to start a monster attack. They’re going to kill all humans with the large number of monsters they have…"
Lin Huang was the one who had killed the Molten Dragon. However, Lin Huang was curious after listening to what he said as he wondered who had killed the Shadowflame Boa.
"I've walked around and noticed that there's no safe place to go in the ruins. Most of the monsters have joined the monster attack. Based on the statistical data we have obtained previously, there’re more than one million of monsters living in this 2-star ruins. About 10,000 of them are holy fire-level monsters. Therefore, there's no way for us to defeat them. Even with the help of three examiners as well as about 300 of the holy fire-level staff, the probability of winning the fight is almost zero.
"The only way is to look for the Golden Toad that instructed the whole attack. Kill it and reactivate the ruins. Otherwise, we'll have to stop the assessment. This is what Luo Li is working on now. For the sake of everyone's safety, three of the examiners have come to a conclusion. We will give Luo Li 24 hours to look for the Golden Toad and kill it. If she can't complete the task, we'll end the assessment here," Si Kongjian told them their final decision.
Despite many of them not achieving their goals yet and being reluctant for the assessment to end, nobody raised their objections.
"What's the meaning of
the ruins?"Lin Huang asked Yi Yeyu softly. He knew some of the information about the ruins from the network but did not have a thorough understanding.
"When all the monsters with the highest combat level have died or more than 50% of the total number of monsters have died, the ruins will be reactivated. As soon as it's reactivated, the memory of all the monsters will be reset. A virtual door will be activated in the sky and a large number of monsters will be randomly sent into the ruins to make up for the total number of monsters required. If there's a vacancy for the monster of the highest level, it'll be filled as well," Yi Yeyu explained in detail.
"There's such a thing?" Lin Huang muttered in disbelief.
"In a nutshell, if two of the overlord-rank monsters have died, killing the Golden Toad will reactivate the memory of all the monsters. This’ll definitely put a stop to the monster attacks." Li Lang was afraid that Lin Huang could not understand it, so he explained further.
"Will the reactivation of the ruins affect the humans?" Lin Huang asked.
"No, resetting of the memory will only affect the local creatures. All the creatures outside the ruins including the Imperial Censor's summoning monsters won’t be affected, let alone humans. It has been verified by many of the researchers," she explained with a smile. Yi Yeyu knew what Lin Huang was worried about.
"That's good…" After confirming that, Lin Huang immediately contacted Bloody in his mind. "Bloody, quickly look for the Golden Toad!"
"Okay, I understand," Bloody immediately replied.
The decision made by the examiners was the worst one ever. He did not want the training to end. Ending the training would cause Tyrant's unlocking process to completely stop as well. Tyrant's card would no longer be able to be trained and the card would end up becoming a collection.
Fortunately, there was still hope. Lin Huang could only try his best to cling on to the last straw of hope. He was secretly waiting for Bloody to track the Golden Toad's location. If Bloody managed to track its location and kill it, the entire ruins would be reactivated. It was the only way to remove the danger and Tyrant’s card would not just become a collection!
In mid-air, Si Kongjian, who had just announced their decision, looked into the distance. Zang Bing shifted his focus as well and soon, he instructed, "Everyone, please get ready for the fight. The second monster attack is coming!"
"Master, the second batch of monster attack is coming in about 12 minutes," Bloody's voice was heard at almost the same time. "They are coming from two directions. The number of monsters is greater than before as there are about 20,000 of them."
"Are there any Transcendents?" Lin Huang asked.
"No, based on their current battle strategy, it seems like the first few waves of the monster attacks are just a trial."
"That's good. It won't be a big problem to fight them since there are not many of them and there's no Transcendent. We have about 300 people who are on holy fire-level."
Instead, Lin Huang was worried if the monsters would directly attack the humans. If that happened, everyone would definitely be forced to leave the ruins in an hour, forget about the 24 hours that had been given to Luo Li.
Ten minutes later, two monster hordes attacked from two different directions. Again, Lin Huang and the rest were divided into two teams to fight the monsters…