1409 A Game
"What happened? Did he do that?!"
When he saw the six true god-level monsters being killed within seconds, the Crow God was thunderstruck. With his Virtual God rank-2's combat strength, his vision was not fast enough to keep up with Lin Huang's movements.
'He's just a Virtual God rank-3, no matter how much of a genius he is, he can't have the ability to kill a True God...So, there is only one possibility—someone must have made a move surreptitiously just now. The person who did it must be extremely proficient in assassination to be able to instantly kill two third-rank True Gods in a second. Whoever that is must be at least a fourth-rank True God, or even stronger…'
Lin Huang's combat strength under the guise of Thousand Face was still Virtual God rank-3, so the Crow God and Xiao Mo naturally thought that he was just a Virtual God rank-3.
However, in the Crow God's mind, he knew it was impossible to kill a True God within seconds, especially a third-rank True God. Therefore, he made a snap conclusion—Lin Huang had a true god-level powerhouse behind him, and the person was at least a middle-rank True God.
After thinking about it carefully for some time, the expression on Crow God's face became uglier and uglier.
"The first batch of six True Gods sent here to explore the path died. Could it be caused by the instability of the space gateway?"
The six small potatoes that were supposed to explore the path were killed instantly. The Crow God, who was in the great world, could sense that they had died, but he had no way to know what caused it.
In the current situation, an unstable space gateway was the most reasonable explanation for the death of the six.
The Crow God had carried out a thorough investigation and concluded that there was no True God in the gravel world.
If he had only sent a first-rank True God to explore the path who was subsequently killed by the virtual god-level prodigies in the gravel world or was ambushed and done in by a group of Virtual Gods, the possibility of this situation was not impossible.
However, he had sent over six True Gods this time, and those with the highest combat strength even included two third-rank True Gods. There should be no gravel world that could cultivate any virtual god-level geniuses that could kill a third-rank True God. And even if they were besieged and ambushed by a group of virtual god-levels, six True Gods were unlikely to be killed instantly.
Therefore, the only reasonable explanation for the death of the six True Gods was an accident caused by the unstable space gateway.
A Dimensional Storm might have struck and shattered the six; it was also possible that there was a Dimensional Whirlpool in the passage which swallowed everyone in it; he also could not rule out a Dimensional Tide happening which swept them all away...
However, these most logical inferences were not the truth.
Lin Huang naturally thought of the same things that the Crow God will projection thought of. The reason why he killed the six small potatoes that were sent to explore the path in seconds was to make the Crow God doubt himself.
If the Crow God was certain that there was no problem with the space gateway, he might assemble a large army and descend, which was not an ideal situation for Lin Huang.
The major organizations in the gravel world already had their hands full with the upcoming invasion that was about to descend on the Abyss Brink.
If a wave of invaders from the Crow God came in advance, it would greatly deplete the number of virtual god-level powerhouses in the gravel world. At that time, once the war of the Abyss Brink breaks out, things will fall into greater chaos.
To avoid this disaster, Lin Huang hoped that he could resolve the matter of the Crow God on his own.
Different from the space gateway that the invaders were already familiar with in the Abyss Brink, this space gateway on the Peaceful Ocean seabed was obviously just completed in the past few days, and had not even been operated at all.
The six True Gods that were just transported over were the first trial run by the Crow God to confirm the safety of the gateway.
Lin Huang's strategy was very simple. As long as he created the illusion that the trial operation had failed several times and coaxed the Crow God into believing that there was a problem with the space gateway, he will be in no hurry to gather an army to come down.
Once it was confirmed that the space gateway was faulty, the Crow God will undoubtedly postpone the invasion plan and find a way to fix the issue.
This delay would be enough for Lin Huang to destroy the transmission anchor point of the space gateway on the Peaceful Ocean seabed.
After that, as long as the will projection of the Crow God and his other subordinates were taken care of, cutting off any possibility of them setting up a space anchor point again, the invasion plan of the Crow God was basically nipped in the bud.
Just when the Crow God's will projection showed his worry about whether or not to give up on this invasion, the space gateway suddenly fluctuated again.
"Here they come again!" Xiao Mo stared at the space gateway, more anxious than ever.
Only Lin Huang remained calm.
Crow God making a second attempt was completely within his expectations.
The white gleams of the space gateway were prosperous and there was only one aura that teleported over this time.
The Crow God and Xiao Mo could not clearly tell who was teleporting over or what combat level it was.
Then, the head of the figure spun in a high arc and a huge headless corpse fell to the ground...
The Crow God dispatched only one person this time, a fourth-rank True God, and it was an Ankylosaurus with amazing defenses.
Seeing the Ankylosaurus that was teleported over had its head cut off by a single wave of the sword, the Crow God was even more shocked.
There was still an aura that remained on the corpse of the Ankylosaurus. He could clearly sense that it was a fourth-rank True God. In terms of defense power alone, this monster was stronger than most fifth-rank monsters. Even a sixth-rank True God was unlikely to easily kill it within seconds.
However, the reality was right in front of his eyes—the Ankylosaurus was beheaded easily.
The Crow God was beginning to become frightened. "Is it possible that the person behind Lin Huang is a high-rank True God?! But in this gravel world with incomplete rules, how can a high-rank True God survive for such a long time?!"
Crow God's back was dripping with cold sweat, and starting to feel that the situation in this gravel world might be more complicated than he ever expected.
At this moment, Xiao Mo's nervousness was turning into confusion.
He turned to look at Lin Huang but instantly dispelled the thought that had just flashed in his mind. Even if he was confident in Lin Huang's ability, he still could not believe that Lin Huang did this. Both he and the Crow God came to the same conclusion—someone made a move from behind the scenes!
Only Lin Huang maintained an expressionless front.
However, he knew in his heart that by killing the second wave of explorers, the job was already more than half done.
The Crow God replaced the six explorers with only one explorer in the second wave in order to test the stability of the space gateway. Previously, when he sent six of them, there was a possibility that the number of transfers affected the stability of the dimensional gateway. If even one explorer could not be transported successfully, it could only mean that there was a huge problem with the transmission channel.
Moreover, he deliberately chose an Ankylosaurus with strong defenses to eliminate the possibility of the first wave of pathfinders being beheaded. Even though the Ankylosaurus was only at fourth-rank in combat strength, its defense was comparable to that of the sixth-rank monster. Even if it really met a sixth-rank True God, it could easily hold its ground for half an hour.
For it to be killed within seconds, there were only two possibilities.
One was that this gravel world had a powerful high-rank True God.
The other was that there was a major problem with the space gateway, and the Ankylosaurus was torn apart by the space rules.
The Crow God, who was far away in the great world, obviously thought that the latter was far more likely.
"Will he give up or send a third wave..." Lin Huang stared at the dimensional gateway and patiently waited for the result of this round of the game...