CHAPTER 17: MOVING OUT

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They did not say anything for a few hours after that.

Azief jump to the third floor and choose one bed as his bed after he finished storing some item in his storage ring.

The 99 space in his storage ring is about to be full. Luckily he still has other storage rings.

He is situated very far away from Sofia. Sofia is already asleep. Azief does not understand how could she sleep so peacefully?

Unbeknown to him is that it is because of his presence that Sofia could sleep so peacefully.

Before, every noise could send her into a panic attack but now she is confident that Azief could save her.

The reason she is not afraid being raped by Azief is because she still remember the class clown.

If Azief knew this he would scoff. Not like he would rape her. She is not his type. And he doesn’t like to force woman to have sex with him.

And sex is the last thing is his mind right now.

Azief check his status.

NAME

 

LORD SHADOW

 

GENDER

 

MALE

 

LEVEL

 

20

 

CLASS

 

SHADOW LORD

 

STRENGTH

 

14+8

 

AGILITY

 

35+12

 

VITALITY

 

9+14

 

STAMINA

 

20

 

SPIRIT

 

17+10

 

ENDURANCE

 

12+6

 

PASSIVE SKILL

 

SKILL LEVEL

 

BODY FORTIFICATION

 

01

 

PRECISION

 

01

 

PERCEPTION

 

01

 

DIVINE SENSE

 

01

 

ACTIVE SKILLS

 

SKILL LEVEL

 

BEAST TAMER

 

02

 

HEAL

 

01

 

SLASHING WIND

 

01

 

EQUIPPED ITEMS

 

RINGS

 

STORAGE RING

 

RING OF MINIMAL STRENGTH.

 

RING OF MINIMAL STRENGTH.

 

RING OF DARK SPIRIT.

 

RING OF SPEED

 

SHADOW LORD ITEMS

 

HOOD OF SHADOW LORD

 

VAMBRACES OF SHADOW LORD

 

CLOTHES OF SHADOW LORD

 

TROUSER OF SHADOW LORD

 

SHADOW LORD BOOTS

 

BLACK SASH

 

BLACK GLOVES

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WEAPONS

 

HIDDEN BLADE OF SHADOW LORD

 

DARK SWORD OF SOULS

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After he level up to level 20, his status info become less scattered then before. Is it an update?

A patch? An expansion pack? An update from the system? He doesn’t know. But at least it is easier for him to view his own status right now.

He has been thinking along the way on what would help him tomorrow. He could level up his slashing wind skill to level 03.

That is one thing he could level up. That would probably make his offensive power increased.

Or level up what he most wanted to level up. There is heal, divine sense, and precision. Leveling up heal would surely give him healing power powerful than before.

A healer warrior or healer rouge. That is the one of the path he can walk.

Leveling up precision would also help him in attacking vital points he suppose. Maybe even get an additional skill. But what he wanted right now is a companion.

A companion he could trust and will not hesitate to protect him. Someone who could take the bullet for him.He wants a pet.

He opens the information about the skill he wanted to level up.

SKILL BOOK: BEAST TAMER LV 02

ACTIVE SKILLS: YOU CAN TAME THE WORLD ORB BEAST. TO TAME A BEAST, USE THE SKILL ON ONE OF THE BEAST AND KEEP HIM FOR THE INDICATED TIME TO TAME THE BEAST INSIDE THE BEAST PORTAL. ACTIVATING BEAST PORTAL REQUIRE 5 SP FOR EACH HOUR. THE COOL DOWN DEPENDED ON THE BEAST TAMED.

Then Azief look at the taming time of his current beast.

TAMING TIME: 6 days

Another six days for the strong fist badger to be tamed. In 6 days many things could happen.

He couldn’t wait for future skills right now. He will bet on now rather than the distant future. The future is a fool dreams. It might not even come.

But now? Now is certain. Azief made his decision.

‘One skill points to Beast tamer.’ He said and then the ting sound can be heard.

SKILL BOOK: BEAST TAMER LV 03

ACTIVE SKILLS: YOU CAN TAME THE WORLD ORB BEAST. TO TAME A BEAST, USE THE SKILL ON ONE OF THE BEAST AND KEEP HIM FOR THE INDICATED TIME TO TAME THE BEAST INSIDE THE BEAST PORTAL. ACTIVATING BEAST PORTAL REQUIRE 2 SP FOR EACH HOUR. THE COOL DOWN DEPENDED ON THE BEAST TAMED.  THIS SKILL IS NEARING PERFECTION. AS THE SKILL NEARING PERFECTION THIS SKILL WILL EVOLVE.

TAMING TIME: 17 HOURS

Not even a day. Azief smiles. Then after he is sure there is no other threat in the mall, he put his body down onto the bed and finally he sleeps.

It was dawn. Azief was already ready. He has washed his face in one of the mall sinks. He is now at the entrance of the mall.

‘You’re ready?’ Azief said under the hood.

‘Ready as I could be’ the woman replies.

‘Open it.’ The girl open the door. Most of the stuff in the mall has been cleaned out from the shelves and into their storage rings.

Sofia even has two storage rings. Since it can only store 99 items of the World Orb, Sofia is designated as the looter.

Azief would be the main attacker. In a way, she replaces Tan function. The sun shines and bathes them with its brightness.

Then Azief ordered.

‘You will follow me to the back of this mall. A few meters from here would be the place where I fought a beast yesterday. I need to go there’ he said explaining their current objectives.

‘Why? ‘Hearing his explanation finally Sofia could understand the roaring sound of the beast she heard  yesterday. So it was him that slays the beast.

‘I need something.’ Azief replies

‘What could be so important?’

‘Do you want to follow me or not? Make a choice.’ Azief said and then ignoring her he walked to the area he travels before.

Sofia gritted in anger.

He did not listen to my opinion whatsoever. In Sofia opinion this might attract more beast to come there.

She is worried about her safety.

But either way, she has to make a choice. Now that she is out ….she make a choice to follow.

Azief is walking the road with ease. The distance of the beast corpse is not that far from here.

Sometimes there are stiff come running to them but easily dispatch by Azief. Sofia sometimes snipes from behind and gets some experience.

But seeing this new act by the zombies made Sofia feel her heart sank. Now they can run? The same thing goes through Azief mind.

First they can only walk like they were limping but now they could run? Like I thought! These stiffs evolve too.

But even though they have gained some speed, compared to Azief agility and Sofia, they are still a bit lacking.

Azief has his agility combined with his strength that deters any incoming zombies, but Sofia has her agility and accuracy.

Every time she pulls her bowstring, it will always strike the head, the vital position of zombies.

No matter how strong they are as long the arrow smash their brains, then the zombies would fall.

Azief once again admire her accuracy. If she could be brave in the beginning, probably she would be as the same level as him or might even be higher.

But contrary to Azief opinion the reason Sofia could pull the bow and aim with precise concentration towards the stiff, is primarily because she fears the abomination.

She could not afford to miss.

She is not squeamish looking at blood but she is afraid of getting bitten.

Of course she was given some clothes and items of the World Orb system by Azief that prevent her from getting infected by low level zombies but that doesn’t dispel the fear one bit.

Usually when Azief slashes and the stiff die, a golden coin would appear.

But now, there is silver. There is copper. But it is different if it was Sofia who kills the stiff. It will always drop gold and there are even a few items.

Azief notices this and he makes another hypothesis. What if gold only dropped when fighting monster that is higher level or the same level?

What if the stronger people got, the harder it is to gains something from a lower level opponent?

If this is true it would explain why when he killed the zombies rarely now they drop skill books or item.

Instead it dropped copper, and silver. Maybe if I reach level 30 and I kill zombies, nothing would drop in the future.

Maybe it is to restrict powerful people farming skill books or farming gold. Is that why this happen?

But Azief keep killing. His spirit affects his stamina. The stronger his spirit the faster his stamina regenerates.

At least that is what he deduced so far.

And killing zombies does not take much of his stamina. He only need to dodge a few centimeters and chopped of their head.

When his sword evolves its offensive power also increase and this time Azief could see orb like thing flew to his armour and equipment.

But only those of the Shadow Lord equipment.

‘Capturing souls’ Azief muttered.

Even though it only dropped silver and copper Azief is not down with this fact. Because he realizes something.

As he kills stiffs with his Dark Sword of Souls, he could see something resembling an orb entering his sword.

Not to mention the durability of his weapon. He realizes that when he is resting the durability of his weapon get recharged by one for each hours.

And by his calculation he could kill 100 or maybe 200 zombies before his sword durability dropped by one. If he encountered a beast, now, that is a different story.

Thinking of this he is happy. This means he doesn’t have to change his armour. He thought he has to change to new armour every few weeks.

But if this is the perk of his unique class, then maybe he could enhance his whole attire to be godly.

But this also makes the possibility that other Unique Class also is the same like him. Armor that could evolve.

As they keep fighting finally they reached at the area his battle with the beast.  Azief could see the trace of the blood of Tan and the beast from afar.

His eyes could see farther than before.

Tan corpse is nowhere to be seen only bits and pieces. But then suddenly Azief is started. His face turned red and he clenched his fist looking from afar.

Someone is trying to steal his bead. He is seeing someone grabbing a shiny thing from the beast corpse that he killed!

He rushes like the wind leaving Sofia who was collecting the loot stupefied.

‘Wait for me, idiot!’ she yelled as she stop looting and run to Azief.

Azief then arrived at the scene of the beast corpse and immediately like a shadow; he appeared next to the man as he did a jump kick to one of the man.

The man was muscly and has a moustache. He even wears armour. He was thrown aback by the force of Azief kick. His armour cracked.

He did not even have the chance to protect himself. He looks shocked at Azief and only seeing a man, with a hood and a black robe.

Who is this? the man mused. About 11 people behind the muscly man gasped. There are 2 Chinese, a man and woman, who is very close to each other, and 3 Indians ladies and 6 Malay man behind the muscly man

Azief stand near the beast corpse, and look at the beast corpse only to grit his teeth in anger.

Where is the bead! he angrily thought to himself. He clenched his fist and look back at the direction of the dozen people.

He has fought hordes of zombies, risks his life to fight the beast, and even lost one of his companions to the beast and now, that he comes to reap the effort of his fighting, someone dares to stole it.

If there is one thing Azief couldn’t tolerate, it is stealing his stuff.

His robe fluttered by the wind giving him the impression of a great expert fighter and his hood covering his face, emanating a mysterious aura.

The dozen people who look at this young man from behind the muscly man could feel their hair stand up.

‘WHO ARE YOU AND WHY ARE YOU STEALING MY LOOT!’ Azief yelled his voice thundered around the area.

The muscly man feels himself shivering, unconsciously. He could feel a baleful aura emanating from the hooded man.

He is not some martial artist or someone who has psychic powers but the killing intent of Azief could even be felt by someone as unperceptive as this man.

Azief has killed zombies…hundreds of them, cutting them like they were grass, but he never killed people.

But he does want his bead back.

If he found out any one of these people take his bead, then their whole items will be looted by him.

He couldn’t care less at this point. That bead must have something really special. And it is mine! Azief mused.

He fought for it and almost dies for it. Azief has never felt what it was like to be strong. But since the Fall, for the first time in his life……he believes that he is strong.

At least stronger than all 12 of these people before him. If only he have a technique that could discern the level of these people.

And all these 12 people all have eye-catching items, but only one have an armour. Then the one with the armour must be their guardian or something like a vanguard.

Azief did not see anyone moved out to support the muscly man. Which means, not one of them is stronger than the muscly man.

Heh!

Azief is not a bully…..but that doesn’t mean he can’t be one. If they really took my bead, then you twelve people will find me something that would compensate me for that bead he thinks to himself

Behind him a woman can be seen coming to him and her face is shocked seeing the people gathering on that spot near the beast corpse.

It was 7 men and 5 women. Since she get out from the mall, she never see people, and today suddenly a dozen people appeared.

They all had a variety of weapon. Some have scimitar, some have something like an edged shield, and some have whips.

In one of the hand of the group was a shining bead. And then Sofia realized the corpse of a gigantic beast and looking at this tense atmosphere she understand.

That group took Azief loot.

What will happen now? She mused. She looked as Azief standing straight like an immovable mountain, his face was hidden by the hood but Sofia is sure that Azief is glaring at the group.

Sofia looks at the group and they also look at Azief with a wary expression.

Then Azief moved.

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