Dudian bit his lips as he heard the sounds. Bang! Bang! He pushed the iron gate a bit to open a gap.
A sharp scythes pierced through the gap and opened the iron gate in an instant. Splitty was excited as it saw the heavy gate open and immediately drilled into the passage.
Dudian had retreated back the moment its scythes had opened the gate. He looked at splitty with vigilance.
Dudian slowly retreated backwards.
Splitty looked at him and slowly walked forward.
Dudian walked all the way to the other side of the passage. He removed the hookd of the iron gate and slowly opened it. Sun light penetrated from the gap.
Dudian looked back and saw that splitty’s body was close to him. The sharp scythes could instantly cut him which made his mind a bit tense. He took a deep breath, pushed the iron gate and climbed out.
Two knights of light were outside the passage because of their duty.
Both of them looked at the gate as they noticed the movement of the iron gate. They were stunned as they saw naked upper body of Dudian. Furthermore the next moment a terrifying figure rushed out after him. Their eyes widened and faces turned white as they saw the ferocious beast.
Dudian saw that splitty was attracted by the two knights of light. It hissed in excitement and rushed out at them.
Dudian turned and slipped back to the passage. He quickly ran to the other end of the passage. Dudian cut the weeds and pulled out mud. Then he crushed weeds for it to emit the smell of the juice so that it could interfere with the smell of the residual air.
Dudian didn’t know how much of effect it would have but he did everything that could clean their tracks. At least the adult splitter wouldn’t be able to trace or pinpoint the exact location of the gate. He closed the iron gate and came to the inside of the giant wall. Splitty had already killed both of the knights of light. It had eating the upper body of one of the knights of light. The blood had splashed and scattered all around.
Dudian didn’t feel any mercy as he looked at the sight of this tragic death. His heart was as cold as stone.
He climbed out of the passage and locked the gate. Dudian stood before the splitty and ‘hissed’ at it. He waved at splitty indicating it to catch up with him.
Splitty heard Dudian’s call and looked up. The next moment it bowed its head and continued to bite the hands of the knight of light. Soon first knight of light was completely eaten down. The next moment it used its scythes to pierce the other knight’s body and stuffed it under its own body. It began to bite the knight’s head. Kacha! Splitty chewed and swallowed the head.
Dudian’s eyes twitched at sight. He refused to stay in here to he turned and quickly ran away.
Dudian heard the sound coming from behind as he had run for few tens of meters. He knew that they were the sounds of splitty’s footsteps without even looking back.
Dudian was relieved to see that his ‘charm’ was still there. He looked back and saw that splitty’s scythes were full of blood. They exuded the smell of human blood.
“There are many knights of light stationed along to perennial of this place. Their job is to be the first line of defense in case the monsters were able to drill through the giant wall. Now this little ancestor has killed their people. I need a place to hide it but where? Its mother is outside the giant wall and the Holy Church is almost everywhere inside the giant wall…”
Dudian run while he thought about splitty. Although it was a cub but after all it was a legendary monster. After few years of nurturing you can kill it to get its magic marks. Moreover estimated value of a legendary magic mark would not be less than a legendary item’s. It would be almost as costly as a city.
“The knights of the Holy Church are stationed at the vicinity of the giant wall. The only place to hide such a monster is the radiation zone. There are only mutated beasts and barbarians over there. It won’t cause too much of an attention even if its exposed there.” Dudian’s eyes lit up: “But how am I going to get it to radiation zone without Holy Church knowing about it?”
He looked around the dry desert as he sniffed the air. Dudian’s eyes carefully focused.
In terms of speed of perception, transmission of the smell was the slowest. Visual perception and hearing was much fast. However the sense of the smell had the farthest detection. It would constantly drift and you could detect things within the range of tens of miles.
To trace the source of the smell you had to know the smell of the object. Even though the wind will blow the air but smell is sticky. This is how the dogs rely on the smell and track the prisoners that had escaped.
An ordinary person wouldn’t sense any scents in the desert. But Dudian’s could distinguish millions of different scents. He was able to analyse all of them and find the one which he was searching for. He was like a humanoid hound. Actually he was better than hounds!
Dudian found the smell distributed from the body of the former knight of light. It was coming off from several directions. He followed the smell as he traced it to its source.
Dudian saw a fortress which had banner of Holy Church struck on top of it after a short while.
Dudian looked at the place as he tried to see the distance between the barriers. Dudian had to be quick in measuring as if there was a knight of light with an ability similar to his then he would be in problematic situation.
However not everything went according to his plan.
Dudian was stunned as he watched splitty rush out and head towards the fortress.
“Idiot!” Dudian’s face changed. He wanted to catch up and block splitty but its speed was to fast. He gave up and turned to another place. He found a block and began to brainstorm: “The people in this fortress are finished for good. Holy Church will send someone for investigation and they will find that it was the job of a monster after searching through the clues.”
“They will certainly use different methods to identify the culprit. However the most probably they will bring someone with smell detection ability. Moreover they may use cognate worms too…”
Dudian’s face changed for a moment but he thought that he could eliminate his own smell. In that case the other side wouldn’t be able to detect it or trace back to him. It would be hard for them to get proper clues.
As Dudian was thinking through the solutions, Splitty had rushed out to the fortress. The knight of light was using a telescope as he was checking the surrounding area. The knight was horrified as he saw the terrifying figure rushing at the fortress. The knight rushed out to ring the bell.
Splitty was moving at fast speeds. It was attracted to the loud of the bell the moment knight rang it. It jumped up and climbed over. Splitty used one of its scythes to grab the knight of light and instantly cut it into pieces.
Splitty began to bite the body of the knight of light after killing him. It had long been hungry and running at fast speeds had consumed a lot of energy.
“Beast!” A sound burst out.
A middle-aged knight of light wearing a silver armor rushed out as he angrily looked at the knight who was shouting. He was holding onto his spear.