422 Bloody’s Ambition
The dark alley was not where the Cursed Swordfiend was, but it was the hiding place for a parasite called the Shadow Worm. The Shadow Worm was a unique parasite which would perform parasitizing on creatures' shadows instead of their bodies, which was unavoidable for the victims. Their reason for being there was because Bloody had mentioned to Lin Huang before that it was one of the parasitizing methods that it desired. The Shadow Worm not only had an unusual parasitizing method but was also a cross-ranking parasite.
Lin Huang pinned this location first when they arrived in the area. The Viridian Wolf stopped at the entrance of the alley, and Lin Huang could hear crunching. It was the sound of Shadow Worms that was crawling in the dark.
"Come out, Bloody!" Lin Huang waved and summoned Bloody.
"This is the Shadow Leech of the Shadow Worm that you wanted. Its is lair ahead," Lin Huang said to Bloody.
Bloody nodded in excitement and dashed towards the alley in a crimson glow. Soon, the alley became crowded with chirping noises. There were some Shadow Worms that raced towards Lin Huang and Lin Xin, but they were killed by Lancelot easily. It was the first time for the both of them to see real Shadow Worms. It was a black worm the size of an adult thumb that resembled a spider. They crawled fast, but they could not fly, or else, Lin Huang would not have just stood by the alley entrance so nonchalantly.
"Congratulations, your epic-level Monster Card Bloody has obtained a new skill - Shadow Leech (Supreme)." As Xiao Hei's notification was heard, a red glow dashed towards Lin Huang like a lightning bolt.
"I've got the skill. Let's go." Bloody spoke to Lin Huang in his mind.
"Let's go!" Lin Huang patted the Viridian Wolf's back and they left. As they moved, the Shadow Worms chased them from the alley like a flood of critters.
"We have offended them. Luckily, they can't fly." Lin Huang turned around to look while asking the Viridian Wolf to run as fast as it could. He did not bother about the monsters around that were affected by the Shadow Worms. The Shadow Worms were not quick enough, so the Viridian Wolf managed to get away from them in an instant as it was much larger. Each stride of the Viridian Wolf was equivalent to hundreds of steps of the Shadow Worms. It was impossible for them to catch up. Therefore, the monsters around were attacked out of nowhere. Many of the monsters were puzzled by the chaos.
Lin Huang looked at Bloody's details as he had the time, and he wanted to know what was the effect of the skill that Bloody had obtained.
"Monster Name: Bloody (Demonic Dandelion Vine)"
"Type of Monster: Parasite"
"Combat Level: Gold-level Rank-3 (Complete)"
"Skill 1: Leech Pods"
"Skill 2: Absolute Control"
"Skill 3: Supreme Intelligence"
"Skill 4: Limitless Ingestion"
"Skill 5: Shadow Leech (Supreme)"
"Summon Authority: Activated"
"Remarks: Monster skill has yet to be fully discovered. One more skill on the way."
"Card Remarks: Trainable"
"Shadow Leech (Supreme): Using shadows as an agent, it can parasitize on any living thing of two levels higher."
"Remark 1: There's no need to enter the host's body. All it needs to do is to capture the host's shadow with its own to complete the parasite."
"Remark 2: The shadow of the host can be changed into any form and can move as it wishes as long as the shadow doesn't cover more than 100 times of its own body. The host's shadow cannot be smaller than its own body."
"Remark 3: 10 targets maximum at once."
"Remark 4: The maximum level of the host is two levels higher."
"Remark 4: Creatures that have no shadows could not be applied."
"My Bloody is so powerful!" Lin Huang thought to himself as he read the description of the new skill. Although Bloody's Leech Pods could parasitize massive amounts of creatures at once, it only applied to those that had the same combat level as Bloody. Cross-ranking parasitizing was impossible for the Leech Pods. However, now Bloody had a second parasite skill which it should be able to cast on one host, but Lin Huang had no idea how it could parasitize on ten hosts at the same time. Besides, it could cast on not only one level, but two whole levels higher.
Lin Huang had never heard of any parasite monsters that possessed cross-ranking and group parasitizing abilities. Perhaps Bloody was the first. If Bloody were a wild monster that was not controlled by humans, although it was not a holy fire-level yet, the destruction that it could create would be chaotic. The two abilities alone could destroy the entire human C-grade foothold.
"Have you chosen the last skill? Maybe one for survival or would you like to choose from regeneration, defense, or speed?" Lin Huang asked Bloody as he saw there was still one vacant skill slot.
"I have chosen Immortal Tinder." Bloody had its own plan.
"Immortal Tinder? Isn't that the Undead Evil Child's skill? It's an undead. Can you extract the skill?" Lin Huang did not mention that the Undead Evil Child was one of the monsters that could not be killed in this world.
Since this monster could cast its tinder on other creatures, as soon as it died, one of the tinders would be activated and its consciousness would be transferred into the tinder in the host, which would then completely transform the host into a new Undead Evil Child. Although there were only nine tinders, the tinders were cast far away, so it was impossible for it to be killed. Before the tinder was activated, nobody could tell which monsters were the hosting them.
"I don't need to kill it, all I need is to parasite on one, extract its memory and mimic its ability. I think there are similarities between my Leech Seed and its tinder. I'll try to integrate my Leech Seed with the ability. If it's successful, I'll have hundreds of thousands of lives and that'll increase even more as I get more powerful. It's okay even if the integration fails. I can research an ability that's similar to survival." Bloody had chosen the skill as it was ambitious. If the integration was successful, it was basically immortal. Even Lin Huang was shocked by its grandiose plan.
Suddenly, a few birds tore towards them, but they were soon killed by Lancelot who was standing on the Viridian Wolf.
"What's happening? Why're there more monsters out of nowhere?" Lin Huang noticed that something was wrong as many monsters were chasing after them.
"These monsters must be parasitized by the Shadow Worm…" Bloody said after a long silence.
"But all we did was kill one of their friends, so why are they doing this?" The monsters that were controlled by the Shadow Worms still came after them after the Viridian Wolf was already tens of kilometers away, puzzling Lin Huang.
"Maybe because I killed their king…" What Bloody said made Lin Huang speechless. No wonder the worms were coming after them like they had killed their father! Lin Huang did not expect their father to truly have been killed!
"Maybe they're chasing us because I have the king's aura on me. We should be able to get rid of them if you recall me back into card form, Master." Bloody that was hiding in Lin Huang's sleeve suggested.
"Alright then…" Lin Huang then recalled Bloody into card form.
As expected, when the monsters were killed by Lancelot, the rest of them at the back did not chase after them anymore.
"Finally, it stopped." Lin Huang was relieved. He then patted the Viridian Wolf's fluffy head.
"Next target - the Cursed Swordfiend!"