949 Obtaining the Bug Tribe Queen Mother Card!
Lin Huang had no idea that although the thread he posted was straying off topic, the video he posted had stolen the attention of many organizations on checkpoint 63.
Although Zhu Hong had said in the comment that it was surely a prank, she forwarded the video to the Hong Alliance group chat on checkpoint 63 to instruct them to form teams to investigate this as soon as she got off the thread.
Zhang Xiaoshan also began to gather people as soon as he closed the forum page.
Most of the other organizations began working too.
A majority of the people on checkpoint 63 could tell that the video was real because many of the details could not be staged. Although they had no idea how the person who shot the video managed to go so deep into the hive, they had little doubt about the authenticity of the video.
There were some organizations that hired professionals to conduct verification exercises. Naturally, the final consensus was that the video was authentic. No special effects were used in the video.
To verify the video source, Zhu Hong even went out of her way to contact Zhong Liyan, asking if it was him who had recorded the video. Naturally, Zhong Liyan denied it.
Some suggested that it might be Lin Xie because he was the only person on the Stairway Tree who could afford to get god relics with his points. However, after some investigation, they realized that all of the god relics were still there in the Stairway Mall. They then ruled out the suspicion on Lin Huang.
Although nobody could find the video source, the authenticity was verified. This caused the people on checkpoint 63 to think that the bug horde was related to the god relic that had appeared out of nowhere. This also proved the existence of god relics in the hive.
Many organizations began forming teams with the mission to obtain the god relic.
Since nobody could log into checkpoint 63 of the Stairway Tree because it was invaded by the bug horde, Zhu Hong of the Hong Alliance held a video conference call right away.
"Soldiers are valued by courage, not in numbers. This is the motto of our mission this time. Since it's a stealth mission, we need people who have mastered stealth techniques, illusion skills, stealing techniques or those who are simply fast. Each team will have one person responsible for hiding, one for stealing the god relic and one more with detective techniques. Each team will have two to three people. Three is the maximum because the more people there are, the higher the risk of exposing ourselves."
The Tang Alliance and the Divine Alliance carried out similar implementation whereby they formed a few teams that were skilled at carrying out stealth missions. Those who were great at battling and not suitable for stealth were excluded.
Naturally, Lin Huang received the messages that the deputy chief of the Heaven Alliance, Jian Fei, had sent in the group chat. It was definitive that he would not participate in such a mission. Eventually, the Heaven Alliance only managed to gather 11 people who formed four teams.
"The Heaven Alliance is almost done with their preparation. The other organizations are also almost ready." Lin Huang was secretly elated. The Heaven Alliance alone had gathered 11 people, so there would be more than 16 people participating in the search tomorrow.
At past six in the morning the next day, the monster horde on checkpoint 63 of the Stairway Tree was nowhere to be seen.
Lin Huang was still in bed while the organization members who were participating in the search had logged into the Genius Union and began the congregation.
Apart from the major organizations including the Heaven Alliance and the Hong Alliance that managed to form four to five teams, a few other organizations gathered a couple of teams. Some of the minor organizations that had insufficient members came together and form a few teams themselves.
Before it was even 6.30 a.m., one after another, the 36 teams climbed onto the main branch of the Stairway Tree from different starting points.
Lin Huang only got out of bed when it was almost 7 a.m.
After washing up, and washing his breakfast down with a cup of coffee, he logged onto the Genius Union leisurely when it was almost 7.30 a.m.
Soon, Bloody was summoned and it found the teams sent from the various organizations.
"There are a total of 36 teams participating in the search this time. There are 91 people."
"Only 91? That's lesser than I expected." Lin Huang raised his brow. "I thought there would be more than 100 people no matter what."
"There are only two to three people in each team. It seems like they're using our way of sneaking in, so they must've selected those who are great at stealth. It's actually not bad for them to have gathered 91 people among less than 500 people." Bloody figured out what was Zhu Hong and the rest's plans by looking at the allocation of the team members.
"Moreover, the sky will turn dark in 11 hours. If we take our efficiency of ten minutes per hive yesterday as a baseline, the most we can clear today would be 66 hives. We must speed up to seven minutes and 15 seconds if we want to clear all 91 hives."
"Understand. Then, let's not chat unnecessarily as soon as we enter the hive. Just tell me which fork Grimace and I should head to directly." Lin Huang nodded.
"Let's begin with the first hive now. We don't have to wait for the whole search to be done. My search won't be affected in the hives." Bloody stopped speaking and projected the map for Lin Huang. It then pointed out the coordinates of the first hive.
Lin Huang summoned the Ninetails Lynx and got it to send them to the coordinates immediately.
When they arrived at the entrance of the hive, he crushed a Lucky Card and a Double Reward Card.
He then summoned Grimace and told him the accelerated mission plan through voice transmission.
Grimace nodded and grabbed Lin Huang's wrist.
"Turn second left at the first fork." Grimace had disappeared from where he was while grabbing Lin Huang as soon as Bloody was done speaking.
They entered the first fork in less than two seconds.
"Turn first right at the second fork."
"Turn third left at the third fork."
"Then, at the fourth fork…"
In less than two minutes, Grimace brought Lin Huang to where the first Queen Mother was. The Ninetails Lynx killed her right away and brought Lin Huang and Grimace to the second hive later on.
Subsequently, Grimace grabbed Lin Huang along and dashed into the hive at full speed. The hunting efficiency experienced a few folds of improvement.
Initially, Bloody suggested speeding up the hunt to achieve one hive within seven minutes and 15 seconds, but now they had improved to doing so within three minutes.
Lin Huang only spent less than five hours clearing all 91 hives.
Only five teams among the 36 retreated to the starting point after noticing the unusualness in the area while the remaining 31 teams perished in the hives. None of their members survived.
Meanwhile, Lin Huang logged out of the Genius Union after he was done with the hunt. He did not care about the breaking out of the bug hordes on the Stairway Tree at all because he finally heard the notification that he had been waiting for when he was clearing the 53rd hive. He tamped his urge down and finished clearing all the 91 hives.
As he sat on the couch in the living room of the hotel room, Lin Huang tapped Xiao Hei's notification box open with a shudder of excitement.
"Congratulations, you've obtained complete Bug Tribe Queen Mother Monster Card (Mythical-level) x2
"Congratulations, you've obtained complete Bug Servant Monster Card (Pseudo-mythical-level) x2,184
"Congratulations, you've obtained Bug Tribe Incubator (Mythical-level) x4
"Congratulations, you've obtained Genetic Database (Mythical-level) x2
"Congratulations, you've obtained Genetic Modification Editor (Mythical-level) x2
"Congratulations, you've obtained Biomaterial Decomposer (Mythical-level) x2"
"Yes! I've finally gotten the complete Bug Tribe Queen Mother card after working on it for so many days!"