Chapter 35 – The Ageless Beauty
Liu Ying! Even before I saw him, I heard him cursing at me. Of course, I would never let him near Lin Wan Er. She knew what he was like and she was disgusted by it, so even if he tried to win her over with his handsome looks or monstrous wealth, like he did with the other 7 top 10 girls, she would still reject him. After all, she didn’t need any money with her dad being the chairman of Tian Xin group.
I frowned as I stood on the stairwell to the third floor; This could be a huge problem if Liu Ying had brought a massive amount of players. Especially since they had the sole goal of trying to kill me, while I had a quest to complete.
Well, I had no other choice but to continue downwards and hope for the best.
When I came down to the third floor, the lamps automatically lit up. But it was unnecessary because the entire map was filled with balls of fire! I found them! The Fire Skeletons!
The fire skeletons weren’t covered in clothing, instead their entire bodies were actually covered in a dim flame. When I looked at a fire skeleton’s status, I saw that it was a level 31 monster, and since it was of the fire attribute, its offensive definitely wouldn’t be low. Taking a look at my own status, I was at level 24 with 99% experience, and Baby Bobo was level 23. Baby Bobo’s level would be at most be equal to my own, since pets couldn’t out-level their owners.
Raising my spear, I sweeped and stabbed towards a fire skeleton’s weak point, its neck.
My attack was somewhat forced, but thankfully Baby Bobo took charge and hammered away, quickly wiping out 600 health points from the skeleton. This caused the fire skeleton to rush towards me and punch me in the chest. I was sure if this was reality, my ribs would have been broken.
Damn, it hit really hard. As a healer I had less than 150 points of defense, which was really dangerous in close quarters combating.
I retreated two steps and made Baby Bobo hold aggro on the skeleton. After around 20 seconds, the fire skeleton emitted a low death roar before collapsing.
A golden light emerged and I rose to level 25 with 2% experience. The experience given by these skeletons was very generous. At the same time, Baby Bobo also reached level 24. This was good. I estimated that by the time I killed another 30-40 fire skeletons, I would be at level 26!
With each step forward, me and Baby Bobo became more coordinated in battling. In less than 1 hour, two golden light emerged in succession. I rose to level 26 and Baby Bobo rose to level 25.
[Baby Bobo] (Bee Overlord)
Skills：【Combo LV-3】【Stinger LV-3】
492 attack points! That surpassed lvl 30 melee players unless they held a divine weapon with 200 attack points. But at the current stage, weapons of 150 attack points were rarely seen. As for Baby Bobo’s defensive power, he had as much armor as a lvl 30 heavy armor player. This lvl 25 Baby Bobo could be considered a PK weapon!
I hadn’t heard anything from Tyrant of Western Chu for the past hour, but I knew it would be too fortunate to assume he was gone. He and his group were probably stuck battling the spawned monsters. He would definitely be more than willing to use a lot of resources to get to me, and there was no way that the level 30+ monsters would delay him forever.
When I looked at the time it was already 1 AM, whatever, I would sleep in class tomorrow.
I killed endless amounts of skeletons giving me great experience; it took less than two hours to get to level 27 together with Baby Bobo. Pets had the blessing that they would automatically, as they rose to some levels, get significant increase in attributes, unlike players which heavily relied on items.
As I proceeded forward, a huge circular room came into my view. It was densely packed with fire skeletons, and in the middle of skeletons were the stone stairs to the fourth floor. Damn, did I really have to kill all these skeletons? I could barely handle 3 skeletons at once, if there were more, I wouldn’t be able to sustain the health of me and my pet.
As I looked over the fire skeletons, my eyes suddenly brightened. Looking closely, I saw that very near the entrance to the fourth floor there was a smaller fire skeleton, when I looked at its rank –
【Fire skeleton】（Ordinary monster）
Finally! A level 1 fire skeleton emerged! But I was still outside the sealing range. The sealing range was 40 yards, and I was more than 50 yards away, I knew I had to slowly kill my way forward before I would be able to seal it.
I commanded Baby Bobo to stay in place, as I slowly moved forward. As soon as I aggroed a skeleton, I would run back and me and Baby Bobo would finish it off. I kept repeating that.
Barely half an hour later I heard the faint sound of players reaching the third floor.
In the distance, I saw a familiar face, with light armor and a long sword, it was Tyrant of Western Chu. As soon as he saw me, his eyes turned red with fury: “Xiao Yao you really are here, I’ve finally found you. This time, you won’t escape even if you grow wings!”
Thankfully there were many respawned fire skeletons between us. He couldn’t recklessly charge through them, especially since the fire skeletons had high attack power which meant that if two of them crit, he would be dead before any healer got to him.
Behind Tyrant of Western Chu, Piggy appeared together with Wind Chaser. Wind Chaser looked coldly at me while saying: “Boss, my report was right, wasn’t it? He has a quest in this zombie cave.”
Tyrant of Western Chu said :”Call everyone down here, so we can start clearing towards him. He has no chance of escaping this time”
After a while 5 mages, 3 healers, 2 musketeers, 3 archers, 7 knights and so on. A total of over 50 people had emerged in the Black Blood cave, Tyrant of Western Chu’s entire group. Did he really call so many simply to kill me? Aren’t they thinking way too highly of a healer?
Wind Chaser saw my level and said :” Boss, he’s at level 27, his level is even higher than yours.”
Tyrant of Western Chu chuckled: “So what? I’ll make sure he returns to level 26.”
Piggy carefully examined the circular room, before he said: “ Boss look!”
Piggy pointed towards one of the fire skeletons: “Look, that’s a level 1 Fire Skeleton. I received the illustration card for it a short while ago. “
“Great” Liu Ying’s eyes lit up and he smiled: “Lets hurry up and clear the path through these Fire Skeletons and Xiao Yao, that level 1 Fire Skeleton is ours!”
Chills went down my back when I looked at their group, they had many long ranged players; one round of shots from the mages and musketeers would be my end. I must remain a fair distance from them or it would be the end.
However, I was completely unwilling to give up on the level 1 Fire Skeleton, especially after seeing its stats. Even if I died, I must succeed in sealing that pet.
I could hear the constant barrage of their long ranged attacks, in mere seconds they killed another level 31 Fire Skeleton. It would take them at most two minutes before they would be within range of me. I must destroy their rhythm, one way or another.
I thought about it for a moment before I gave up my progress towards the center and circled to the opposite side of the hall, as far away from them as possible.
“Boss, what is he doing?” Piggy asked.
Liu Ying growled: “He’s probably just scared, it doesn’t matter. Just focus on clearing the path, when we succeed he’ll die in seconds. “
I stood still, before I started controlling Baby Bobo.
Baby Bobo began to move at an astonishing speed, rushing into the center area of a group of monsters, attracting nearly a hundred nearby fire skeletons’ hostility before charging into Tyrant of Western Chu’s group like a lightning bolt, quite frightened!
“Shit, his pet!!!”Piggy face turned green.
“Hurry and kill his pet. Then the fire skeletons’ hostility will disappear!” shouted Feng Zhe.
Unfortunately, their speed was too slow. By the time archers started aiming at Baby Bobo, the fire skeletons had already swarmed onto of them. This should teach them to not underestimate their enemy!
“Retreat, withdraw to second floor immediately!” Liu Ying’s ability to adapt wasn’t bad.
However hundreds of fire skeletons had already closed in. Where could they run to? In a blink of an eye, more than half of the players fell. Such a tragic sight, approximately 40 dead bodies lying there, motionless.
“Curse you Xiao Yao Zi Zai. Just you wait, I will make you pay!”
I laughed and resummoned Baby Bobo. Once again, we proceeded onward clearing monsters. The distance between me and that level 1 Fire Skeleton was getting closer and closer.
Almost half an hour had passed, but Liu Ying still hadn’t shown his face. Whatever, the level 1 Fire Skeleton was only about 42 yards away.
All I needed to do was kill another two monsters before I would be in range. My heart was pumping with adrenaline.
Then at this moment, the third floor entrance burst into noises and sounds. A figure tumbled down from the stairs, sobbing and shouting in pain. It was a female assassin with a extremely beautiful figure, her health at about 40%. She looked very pale, behind her beautiful figure was Wind Chaser pursuing after her.
“Still want to run? Rotten bitch with no sense of shame, go to hell!”
Wind Chaser pulled out a dagger but the female assassin quickly struck his wrists and simultaneously raised her dagger. She then positioned herself behind Wind Chaser and activated the skill Backstab.
Blood spurted out of Wind Chaser as he slowly fell to the ground, dead!
However, on the girl’s shoulder a scarlet flower blossomed. She was shot by a musketeer on Liu Ying’s group!
Clenching my teeth, I pulled out my spear and rushed towards her!
From far away, I gave a [Heal] to cure the assassin’s health while Baby Bobo quickly dashed towards the musketeer and killed him.
Dragging the girl’s arm, I whispered: “Run!”
Upon reaching the inner field, I stopped. At this moment, she opened her pair of beautiful eyes and asked: “Your…… Your big bee is very powerful!”
I nodded: “I’m flattered.”
During the conversation, I noticed her stats…
ID: [The Ageless Beauty]
“How did you get Tyrant’s men chasing after you?” I asked.
The Ageless Beauty protruded her small lips: “How should I know? Originally, I planned to come down here to level. On the second floor, some random people ambushed me and killed my vampire bat! Hmph! It was given to me by my older brother and they ended up killing it. Therefore I tried to sneak through toward the third floor but they still discovered me!”
I pursed my lips: “Alright, come with me. I’ll get the monster’s agro and you will be in charge of killing it!”
I managed to draw over 3 Fire Skeletons while she relentlessly backstabbed them from behind, quickly killing them. Finally, I was near enough to seal, I smiled at the assassin: “Ageless, I’m going seal that level 1 Fire Skeleton!”
“Ahh?” She opened her mouth and immediately nodded: “Ok!”
The first seal flies out, MISS!
The second seal flies out, MISS!
I was feeling somewhat anxious. Beside me, Ageless Beauty was even more anxious than I was; her dagger seemed to shine dimly.
When my third seal flew out, a blood red glow sweeped by. A stunned mark appeared above Baby Bobo’s head. At the same time, The Ageless Beauty’s beautiful eyes locked onto me and her dagger went straight through my waist.
Behind me, her bat also attacked, taking out 200+ health. Before I could heal myself, I was already out of health!