The Dark King – Chapter 288
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Sounds of winds whistled in Dudian’s ears as he sprinted. He climbed the hill and passed over it. He was concentrated on the smell as he chased. He saw weeds along the way which had blood spilled and scattered on them. He didn’t know whether the blood belonged to Scar or the unknown monster.
His eyes were gloomy as he clenched his fists. He passed through the bushes where he saw a bunch of giant monster bones and collapsed buildings buried under the ruins. He was getting closer to the smell of Scar, and the monster as their odors became thicker. His heart was cold. He increased his speed as he chased over.
In about seven or eight minutes Dudian finally saw a shadow which was about four or five meters tall. It was jumping from one place to the other. It looked like a wolf, but there was no hair on its body. Instead, it was covered with green skin like scales. There were black spots all over its body. There was a cluster of sharp hair on its head, which looked like needles. Its limbs were thick while its tail was long and thin. It was a like a rope which extended from its buttocks.
Although Dudian was looking at it from the back, but he was able to see that there was a thing dangling from its mouth. The two arms shook up and swayed as the monster moved.
Dudian’s eyes shrank as killing intent filled him. He took the bow and aimed at the upper body of the running monster.
The arrow jerked and pierced its buttocks where the tail was connected.
The monster jumped up for a few meters because of the pain. It stopped in front of the grasses and immediately turned towards Dudian. Dudian saw that Scar was unconscious and grabbed by his shoulder. His head was shaking as the monster held onto him.
Anger gushed in his heart as Dudian saw Scar. He also recognized the monster. It was called spotted dog which lived in jungles. They lived in small groups. The spotted dogs were an extremely cunning monster type. The stereotype of foxes from the old era applied to them.
Even though the spotted dog was cunning its level was not high. At the adult stage, it only reached level fourteen. It would be capable of fighting against intermediate level hunters.
A growl came out of spotted dog’s mouth while it tightly bit Scar. It showed hostility against Dudian.
Dudian didn’t have the patience to play hunting games with it, so he quickly aimed and shot.
However, the spotted dog didn’t jump to avoid, but instead used its head. Puff! Puff! The arrows pierced Scar’s legs and body.
Dudian’s blood boiled and anger burst out of him as he saw the scene. He put away the bow and pulled out the dagger from the waist. He rushed over.
The spotted dog loosened its mouth and threw Scar onto the ground. Its limbs bent down as its posture changed.
Dudian saw that spotted dog was planning to attack him, so he prepared for defense. There were about six meters of distance between them when the spotted dog jumped.
Dudian instantly changed into a defense posture and raised his dagger to pierce its abdomen. However, in the next moment spotted dog’s limbs turned as it used its long tail for a sweep attack. It used its tail like a whip and took advantage of the moment. A loud whistle resounded as it swung its tail.
Dudian’s pupils shrank as he bent over in a hurry to avoid the attack.
Whooosh! The beast’s tail swept over the bushes close by. The weeds were cut off as if a blade was used to mow the lawn.
Dudian pedaled with his feet and sprang towards the spotted dog. He stabbed the dagger towards the neck of the monster.
The monster didn’t seem to think that its attack wouldn’t succeed. Nevertheless, its response was not slow as it tried to jump to avoid Dudian’s attack. But was it wasn’t enough to fully cover its body. Dudian saw that he wouldn’t be able to pierce its neck, so he stabbed the dagger on the scales on spotted dog’s chest.
The spotted dog retreated.
“Die!” Dudian roared loudly as he sent a punch towards its head. At the same time, he stabbed the dagger once more.
The scales on spotted dog’s chest seemed soft but were amazingly tight. Nevertheless, Dudian stabbed the dagger up to its handle.
The spotted dog screamed because of pain. Its limb violently struggled, and its large body caused chaos. Dudian couldn’t grasp onto its smooth body. A bit of distance was created, and the spotted dog used the opportunity to run away.
Dudian wanted to catch up, but suddenly thought of Scar. His body abruptly stopped as he returned. He saw that Scar was lying over the weeds as pale as a white paper. He looked like he was in a coma and his condition was bad. The spotted dog had bitten onto his carotid arteries.
Dudian’s eyes shrank as he clenched his fist and slowly squatted down. His hand reached onto Scar’s chest, and he didn’t feel his heart beat. The huge bite of the spotted dog had almost covered half of Scar’s neck. It seemed like his neck could fall off at any time. It was obvious that he was not alive.
Dudian’s fingers cracked his clenched his fist. He was blaming himself. Dudian didn’t expect that he would lose a person in their first expedition. Although it was very dangerous outside the giant wall, but he had underestimated the sinister and cunning living environment. His sense of smell, perception and visual aids, were much more developed in comparison to his teammates. He didn’t think of them.
He knew that Scar and Jin were ready to follow after him after being bailed out. They trusted him, but such a thing happened at the first time they went out of the giant wall.
Dudian bit his lips as he picked up Scar’s body.
The next moment he slightly sniffed. His face changed as killing intent poured into his eyes.
He slowly put Scar’s body on the ground.
Dudian pulled out a dagger from his leggings and tightly stared at the grass behind him.
Shshsh ~ ~!
Eight figures rushed out of the bushes. All of them were spotted dogs!
The spotted dog that was previously stabbed by Dudian was standing in the middle. It’s bleeding had stopped. At the moment its pair of dark red eyes were staring at Dudian coldly, grim and full of anger.
Dudian’s eyes swept over eight spotted dogs. The cold blood in his body began to boil. He was like a madman who was after revenge. He knew that he would be seriously injured in the end or maybe even die, but he was going to avenge Scar. He thought about the prison life. Once the Scar had told him in a mocking manner about his dream of hunter days: “In the past I hoped that after death someone could give me a proper burial. I wanted to be buried as a normal person within the wall instead of my body stuck in the wilderness. I didn’t want to be fed to those beasts. Now, in prison, my mind is at peace about that…”
Dudian didn’t forget those words and Scar’s facial expression, even after years.
He had brought him out, and Scar was dead now. He would take his body back at all costs!
It was the only thought in his mind at the moment. He was angry. The flames of anger had affected his usual calm judgment.
The eight spotted dogs didn’t attack head on but scattered around Dudian. In a matter of seconds, they had surrounded Dudian in a circle. It was their hunting habit.
The spotted dogs began to snarl after the encirclement was finished. It was like a wolf was roaring.
Dudian clenched his dagger as he stared at the spotted dog which had killed Scar.
Nevertheless, the next moment the spotted dogs stopped roaring. Instead, it seemed that they had detected something else.
Dudian frowned as he sniffed the air. There was a very light smell close to their location. Is it another monster?
All eight of them suddenly turned to look to the left. It seemed that they had perceived something. The circle which they had formed disintegrated the next moment. They began to run away.
Dudian’s face was gloomy. He didn’t know what kind of monster could make those eight cunning spotted dogs run away directly. He put away the dagger as he thought that it would be a level 20 monster which he could run away from. He picked up Scar’s body and was about to run when a shadow shot out from the bushes as if it was a missile. It stood about ten meters away from him.
Dudian was taken back as he saw the giant shadow. He almost dropped Scar’s corpse because of fear. It was an extremely strange monster which looked like a giant mantis. However, it didn’t stand upright as a mantis, but like a group of twisting seaweeds. All parts of its body had the shape of scythes. From the appearance alone, it could be observed that it was a high-level predator.
Dudian’s mind buzzed and went blank as he saw the monster. Although it was the first time that it had met it, but he had a very deep impression of this monster. It was clearly described in the atlas. It was one of the eight legendary monsters. It was the monster which was at the top of the records!
It was called ‘Splitter’!
An adult ‘splitter’ was a level 68 monster!
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