Chapter 204: Silver Fox
Han curiously took the silver dagger from the hands of the skeleton. Strangely, the place where the star mouse’s footprint disappeared was where this silver dagger was lying.
The material used for this dagger was very light, unusually flexible, completely unlike one that should be used for battle, and the edge was also not sharp enough.
On both sides of the blade was engraved two different pictures. On one side, there was a little squirrel eating pine nuts with a very naughty look. On the other side was also a squirrel, but this one’s hair was all standing up, claws clinging to the ground and baring its fangs with a ferocious look.
Han felt that the cute version of the squirrel was comparably better looking, and it looked very much like the little guy he had been chasing.
Suddenly, just when Han began to play around with the dagger in his hand, the handle suddenly vibrated once and a silver needle pierced Han’s fingers. Han suddenly saw a holographic scene.
There was a blacksmith in the process of developing a new weapon. He was whimsical looking, and actually wanted to create a biology weapon, integrating weapons with star animals.
So he tried it with a precious star soul mouse and made a dagger.
There were two ways of using this silver dagger. The first way was to use it like a normal weapon, but the other way was a lot crueller. The user would shoot the edge of the dagger, and when the edge was inserted into the enemies’ body, the blade will immediately become that star soul mouse, and that little guy will drill into the enemy’s body, and completely crush all internal organs within seconds.
This was kind of like the blade’s user manual and history.
When the holographic scene disappeared, Han suddenly felt a chill down his spin, which was not just because of how vicious this dagger is, but because this blacksmith was part of the god race!
Han bent down and observed. Indeed, there was a suture on the forehead area of the skull, which was a very obvious god race feature. There were a few fractured ribs in the chest area, and also significant damage to the femur and skull.
Clearly, this god race’s blacksmith suffered heavy injuries, and when he was at the verge of death, he fled here, died, and the corpse slowly rotted.
Han searched for a while, didn’t find other valuable things. He stood up, and weighted the dagger in his hand.
The dagger was shot out by Han into the ground. Then, that star soul mouse really appeared. This time, it didn’t run. It was because when Han’s finger was pierced, it was a setting for weapons to recognize owners, allowing the Star Soul Mouse and Han’s DNA information to integrate and become one entity.
Vaguely, Han seemed to be able to feel this little guy’s thoughts. It sadly lied next to the skeleton, using its head to rub against the old bones of the arm.
“Looks like this little guy has feelings too, knowing that this black smith gave it life. So even though the black smith already became a skeleton, the little guy is still a bit attached to him.” Han thought.
This feeling was very strange. Although the Demon Claw and Ghost Claw were all created by Han, they actually didn’t have too much of a spiritual connection with Han and were more like two of Han’s tools.
But with this Star Soul Mouse, Han could see its inner world, and he believed that as time passed, this telepathic connection will be more intense.
But why would a god race black smith appear here? Han didn’t understand.
Whatever. There were too many strange things happening at the Dark Net Meet anyways, wouldn’t mind there to be one more. Maybe a long time ago, this was also the god race’s territory or something, just like how even Earth had god race inhabiting it before.
Han thought for a second, and decided to dig a pit to bury this god race black smith’s dead body.
The Chinese people have a saying about returning to soil to reach peace. Although Han doesn’t know him, but his painstakingly developed whimsical fantastic weapon was now inherited by Han. There was still some fate.
In addition, Han never had felt racial segregation. He believed that not all god race members were enemies, and not all humans were allies.
After burying the skeleton, Han took his leave by saluting with both hands folded and raised in front.
That Star Soul Mouse actually also copied Han’s moves, waving its little claws towards the grave, a really comical sight.
“Alright, let’s go!”
With the command given, Star Soul Mouse immediately climbed into Han’s hand and changed back to that silver dagger.
Han weighted the dagger, and he mumbled to himself, “From now on let’s just call you Silver Fox. Although you are not a fox but rather a big tail squirrel, but who cares. Can’t blame you for being even smarter than a fox, actually copying my actions, it was really funny.”
“Blacksmith? Biology weapon? Looks like blacksmithing is also a very interesting profession.”
Han pondered as he took back the Demon Claw and Ghost Claw. These two guys weren’t funny at all. The Ghost Claw had a chilly temperament, whereas the Demon Claw was like a silly soldier.
Of course, Han still liked them both very much because they were both loyal to him. For all partners that are loyal, whether people or beast, Han treasured them all.
“Demon Claw, Ghost Claw, Silver Fox, Yuan Yuan, my team is getting bigger and stronger haha.” Han smiled in his heart and thought.
Han went back along the same route, and coincidently Black Tower and Faint Blue also chased all the way here. After the encounter they anxiously asked Han what happened.
Han only told them that the little guy was already caught by Demon Claw, but didn’t tell them about meeting the god race black smith in the underwater cave. Those two all complimented how powerful the Demon Claw is, and didn’t mention Silver Fox at all. They all thought that Han, as a genetic biology expert, will kill it for sure and then make fusion beasts out of it.
“On our way here we discovered a very fragrant valley, but we were in a hurry to find you so we didn’t get the time to check it out yet.” Faint Blue pointed at behind him and said.
“Oh, then let’s go check it out now.” Han said.
The three came to the place Faint Blue was talking about, and it was indeed extremely fragrant. That strong fragrance was like the sweetest wine, making people fall in love with the atmosphere.
Unfortunately, this valley was a dead end, being sealed off by a net-shaped energy barrier, so they couldn’t get to know which plant inside the valley was emitting the wonderful scent.
Black Tower sighed and said, “I know that there are a lot of good things in Universe Valley, unfortunately the dark net organization only opened up a small part for us to access and sealed away the majority.”
Han nodded. He already experienced the magic of Universe Valley, but speaking of any extremely extraordinary goods, there really wasn’t too much. Han got the little Silver Fox, so the trip was worthwhile, but Silver Fox was that god race black smith’s relic, so it couldn’t be considered to be part of Universe Valley.
“Well, let’s call it a day and return.” Han thought for a second and said.
The dark net meet’s day was still continuing, and because Han had enough points, he also had more free time for himself. Other than making 5 fusion beasts everyday to exchange for things he was interested in, Han would also go to all kinds of arenas to observe.
Just now, Han finally felt that this dark net meet was getting interesting. After a brutal selection process, everyone who were still left are all freaks.
Han would often go see the final competitions among soldiers, and he noticed that among all the soldiers, the majority of techniques they were using were forbidden, leaving Han dazzled. He thought that him learning the demonic attack forbidden martial art was crazy enough, but after observing he finally realized, there was no such thing as craziest in the world, only crazier.
This day, when Han, Faint Blue and Black Tower came out from a warrior matchup, they were all covered in cold sweat. Han really was shocked by the last match, they felt a chill down their spine so they stood under the scorching sun.
Black Tower shivered a few times and said, “Holy shit, Ambushing Demon Kill (TL: online name for an individual) is really brutal. His substitute body is actually using his own father and refined under secret techniques? If I didn’t see it with my own eyes, I would refuse to believe that there’s such a vicious technique.”
Han nodded, “Substitution Killing techniques is all about synchronization. Ambushing Demon Kill used his own father to make his substitution body, perhaps it’s in order to achieve thought integration and a high degree of synchronization.”
“These crazy bastards. I’ve never even seen my father, and even if I have, I wouldn’t kill my father and make him into a mummy and carrying him on my back everyday. If that happens, I would probably die from all the nightmares I have at night.”
Faint Blue looked very calm though. Ambushing Demon Kill’s such vicious act of using his family to make substitution bodies didn’t shock him. He said very calmly, “Ambushing Demon Kill can be considered to be from one of the top tier assassination clans, and I have some knowledge about them. Their families were not killed, but volunteered to be sacrificed.”
“In their clan, seniors consider it to be an honor to sacrifice themselves for their children. After a few years, Ambushing Demon Kill will also choose to suicide, leave behind his own body and protect his children. Their clan had all followed this kind of sacrifice to exchange for victories.”
Han looked at Faint Blue, “You seem to understand all various types of assassination clans?”
Faint Blue nodded, “Indeed I do know something about them, I can even recognize who they are in reality. To be honest, I’m starting to get a bit worried. After all the draining and filtering, the ones that are left are definitely gold, but they may also be monsters.”
Black Tower laughed and said, “Us three all stayed, that means we are all monsters too?”
Faint Blue smiled bitterly, “We are the normal ones among the monsters.”
Black Tower had a simple character, he didn’t mind after hearing that and started laughing out loud, but Han and Faint Blue all couldn’t conceal the worry and anxiety in their hearts.
Han whispered, “Yesterday, I went to go see the electronic genre arena matches, and the game topic was radar array competition. Some guy, in order to win, he took out his own brain, placed it into his system and connected it to 460 million wireless neurons.”
“Combined with the match we saw today; I feel that Faint Blue’s right. The people that were left behind are either crazies or monsters, and all the people that are not crazy enough were all eliminated.”
Faint Blue frowned, “In your opinion, the dark net’s founder gathered all the crazy people and monsters that dwell on the dark net, what do they really want to do?”
Han shook his head, with a deep look in his eyes he said, “Not clear, but the founder Sansheng said that he held this dark net meet to select some people to help him accomplish something. But now, seeing how he picked a group of crazy people and monsters, I think, what he wants to accomplish might be a bit difficult and tricky, something that will need a group of lunatics and monsters to do.”
Black Tower said frankly, “What’s the big deal, worrying won’t do us any good. Judging by the progressing speed right now, the selection will be over in three days, and we will immediately know the answer.”