786 Outstanding Bai
"Please hurry. The Luna Beast is entering the Secret Forest," Lin Huang immediately informed Bloody and the rest just as he detected.
"Don't worry. We're 3.3 kilometers away from the border of the forest. Under normal circumstances, the Luna Beast can travel a distance of three to four kilometers in a blink of an eye. However, since they'll be compressed to a thousandth of their usual size, the Luna Beast will need at least 40 minutes to reach here." Bloody felt that they had sufficient time to fight.
"I know, but it'll be better for us to get rid of the hornets as soon as possible. The more time we have, the better we can prepare ourselves." Lin Huang nodded. "The Luna Beasts are actually much stronger than the Combat Hornetdemons. Apart from that, there are more of them than the Combat Hornetdemons. At least 50,000 of them to be more precise. If we don't have any plan and were to fight them face-to-face, perhaps it'll be difficult for us to clear all of them."
"That's true," Bloody agreed with what Lin Huang said.
Although the ability of the Luna Beasts would be slightly weaker than that of the hornet guardians, they were much stronger than the ordinary Combat Hornetdemons. Even if it did not go on a rampage, a Luna Beast was capable of fighting three Combat Hornetdemons. If it did go on a rampage, one Luna Beast could fight ten Combat Hornetdemons. In addition to their strong defenses, killing them would be much more difficult than killing the Combat Hornetdemon.
"I'm thinking to ask the Clown to set several traps. However, it'll need some time to set those traps up. 40 to 50 minutes might not be enough for it," Lin Huang revealed his plan. However, he could not confirm whether if his plan could achieve the desired outcome. "Do you have any better suggestions?"
"Your plan is too time-consuming. Besides, if Ghastly were to set a large number of traps, the damage caused will be limited. If Ghastly were an immortal-level rank-9, it could easily kill the Luna Beasts. He's now only an immortal-level rank-4." Bloody immediately scrapped the plan and gave its own suggestion. "It doesn't have to be so troublesome. There are many dangerous places in the Secret Forest. We've avoided all those areas, and it's time to make good use of it now."
"We can actually lure the monster hordes to those places. Right after their strength has been drained, we can then capture all at once."
"Do you think that the Luna Beasts will be tricked?" Lin Huang was still worried.
"The Luna Beasts aren't smart, and they're monsters that are all brawn and no brains. As long as we try to bait them, they'll bite," Bloody said confidently.
"Bait?" Lin Huang frowned when he heard what Bloody said.
Bloody did not continue talking, shifting its gaze towards Kylie who was attacking the hornets instead.
Lin Huang immediately understood what Bloody's plan was and kept quiet.
"Only Thunder and her speed can compare to that of the Luna Beasts'. Aside from their speed, the Luna Beasts possess terrifying explosive power within short distances. They can even go on a rampage so that their speed can be multiplied. She is more suitable than Thunder to be bait." Still, Bloody did not mention Kylie's name.
Lin Huang remained silent as usual. Regardless of how fast Kylie's speed was, it would be risky for her to be the bait alone. She would be surrounded by the monster hordes even if only a small mistake was made. She would be ripped into pieces by tens of thousands of Luna Beasts. Moreover, if she were to lure the Luna Beasts to the danger zone, she had to enter the danger zone as well.
"I'll be the bait." Kylie appeared in front of the both of them all of a sudden. What she said had clearly expressed herself.
Bloody had not secretly contacted Kylie. Instead, she had heard the conversation between the both of them. Seeing Lin Huang's indecision, she then spoke out.
As Lin Huang was still keeping quiet, Kylie added, "I'll be fine."
"Alright, then," Lin Huang finally said, "I'll relinquish the task to you. Please be careful."
Kylie nodded and did not say anything else. She then returned to the battleground, killing the remaining Combat Hornetdemons.
"Where are you going to lure the Luna Beasts to?" Lin Huang turned his head back, looking at Bloody.
"There's a Fiendish Osiery about two kilometers away from us." Bloody had a plan.
"A Fiendish Osiery… That's too dangerous." Lin Huang frowned, lifting his head and gazing in the direction where Kylie was. He was still worried about her.
"We don't have any other choice. We need to bear some of the risks. Within five kilometers, the Fiendish Osiery is the most suitable area to fight the Luna Beasts."
"The Fiendish Osier looks like an ordinary willow, and no energy fluctuation will be alarming to the Luna Beasts. They're quite smart. If the prey doesn't go deep into the forest, they won't simply launch an attack. Right when the Luna Beasts realize something is wrong, perhaps the entire monster horde would've already entered the forest."
"The Fiendish Osier's abilities can restrict the Luna Beasts. The splitting of the tree branches can restrict the movements and the strength of the Luna Beasts to a great extent. However, with Kylie's speed, as long as she doesn't go too deep into it, it's not difficult for her to escape."
Lin Huang nodded and did not say anything else.
After a short while, they cleared the swarm of hornets. Lin Huang gathered Bai and the rest again.
Bloody pulled Kylie aside and whispered to her. After the conversation between them had ended, only then did they join the team.
"Kylie, please stay. The rest of you, please follow me and lie in wait outside the Fiendish Osiery. I'll explain the details later when we're on our way." Bloody did not say anything else. It nodded its head at Lin Huang, transforming into a vine and wrapping around his left arm.
"Follow me." As soon as Lin Huang uttered these words, he activated his double acceleration and headed towards the Fiendish Osiery.
Bai and the rest immediately followed after him. Kylie was the only one who stayed there, watching the rest leave.
Right after Lin Huang and the rest had disappeared from her sight, Kylie then transformed into a black glow and headed in another direction.
After half an hour, Lin Huang and the rest finally arrived where the Fiendish Osiery was.
Seeing the peaceful Fiendish Osier, even Lin Huang's Divine Telekinesis could not sense anything strange. The Fiendish Osier was like an ordinary willow.
If the Fiendish Osier had not been introduced in the information provided by the Heaven Alliance, perhaps not only Lin Huang, even Bloody might not realize the specialty of this forest.
Scanning the forest, Charcoal then said, "It looks like an ordinary plant."
"Be careful. According to what has been recorded in the information provided by the Heaven Alliance, at least 50 people have died in this forest ever since it has been discovered. They were sent back to the first checkpoint on the Stairway Tree. Bear in mind that humans who reach here are supreme geniuses that have made it through 55 checkpoints on the Stairway Tree," Lin Huang reminded.
After listening to what he said, the facial expressions on Bai and the rest became serious.
In the Genius Union, those who managed to reach checkpoint 55 were at least immortal-level rank-7s. The geniuses of these combat strength were a step away from achieving imperial-level.
Although Bai's ability was on par with the geniuses that were three levels higher, it was much weaker than them, let alone the other monsters.
"Kylie has approached the Luna Beasts. We should do something now. Let's move and do what I've told you to do earlier." Bloody was monitoring Kylie with its Leech Pods.
Several kilometers away, Kylie had launched an attack as soon as she discovered the Luna Beasts. She summoned Lightning to cover the entire region, striking hundreds of Luna Beasts. They growled from the pain they suffered. Although not a single Luna Beast was killed, she had successfully triggered their rage. Hundreds of her victims then led the rest of the Luna Beasts to pursue her.