Versatile Mage - Chapter 617
Chapter 617: Refining the Corpses to Produce Skeletons!
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
As the winds swept past the street, even the raindrops were falling at a slant.
Zuo Feng flew past the street while maintaining the same altitude. He could see the enormous lump of flesh in the middle of the avenue.
The Corpse General had a pair of muscular legs, like those of a toad. At the same time, it could withdraw its legs and turn itself into a round ball of flesh, which could easily collapse the buildings on both sides of the street when it was rolling. Half of the buildings that were standing before had collapsed!
The Flesh Mound Corpse Official’s movement speed was fairly slow. Its mouth occupied half of its entire body, like the huge entrance of a mountain, with a bottomless belly.
As a matter of fact, the size of the Flesh Mound Corpse Official was similar to a giant house, yet its belly was rather unique, as if it would not expand even if containing over a thousand undead inside.
Zuo Feng was less than two hundred meters away from the Flesh Mound Corpse Official when he halted. He was not intimidated by the Flesh Mound Corpse Official’s terrifying appearance or strength, but many Phantom Generals covered in blood-stained gray clothes had suddenly appeared in front of him.
There were more than ten Phantom Generals in total, each circling the Flesh Mound Corpse Official continuously, like a pet spirit. To Zuo Feng, it simply looked like a bunch of flies flying over a giant lump of poop.
The Phantom Generals kept on producing the gas of death. The presence of death was so thick that any living thing nearby could no longer breathe.
At the start, Zuo Feng’s vision was shrouded by the black gas, preventing him from seeing what the Flesh Mound Corpse Official was up to. When he finally arrived before the creature, he subconsciously gasped!
The Flesh Mound Corpse Official remained in place, but the Phantom Generals had turned into workers moving dead bodies to the Corpse Official. The corpses of dead people mauled beyond recognition were placed in front of the Flesh Mound Corpse Official. Meanwhile, the Flesh Mound Corpse Official opened its mouth and swallowed the dead bodies or even some that were still holding onto their last breath into its belly.
Its long tongue was like a production belt in a factory, transporting corpses and living humans alike into its stomach…
Meanwhile, below the Flesh Mound Corpse Official’s main jaws was another smaller mouth that kept on spitting something out, which turned out to be skeletons!
These skeletons were obviously freshly produced. They were totally clueless about how to move their bodies at the start. However, the skeletons soon became new members of the undead family and began searching for living things nearby.
“It’s refining the corpses to produce skeletons!” Zuo Feng shivered in fear.
No wonder the Flesh Mound Corpse Official remained stationary. It turned out that it was producing skeletons continuously!
Everyone killed by the Phantom Generals was carried away and placed in front of the Flesh Mound Corpse Official. Meanwhile, the Flesh Mound Corpse Official’s stomach was obviously a place with the utmost presence of yin. Even living humans would be turned into skeletons within a short period of time after they were thrown inside it, let alone dead people…
No wonder the number of undead on the street kept on increasing. Any Magicians were also worn out after handling the undead across the city. These Flesh Mound Corpse Officials were actually turning the people of the city into undead, like mobile factories!
“We have to let the higher-ups know about this, or else the whole city is going to be turned into undead!” Zuo Feng said to his two comrades grimly.
“Normal communication device are no longer usable. This whole place is filled with the strong presence of death.
“This is extremely important, you should go back to the inner city at once and tell the higher-ups to send Advanced Magicians out to eliminate these Flesh Mound Corpse Officials as soon as possible!” said Zuo Feng.
The other two Imperial Magicians did not expect that the Flesh Mound Corpse Officials were capable of producing skeletons, either. The city had millions of people. At the rate that the Flesh Mound Corpse Officials were turning people into skeletons, the whole city would be overrun with an army of skeletons before the tide of undead reached the city!
“I’ll go back at once, but you two will have to handle it alone…” said the Imperial Magician with Magic Wings on his back.
“Don’t worry, we can handle it,” said Zuo Feng.
The Flesh Mound Corpse Officials were definitely a huge threat to the city. The longer they were around, the threat they would have to face would grow to be even more unimaginable.
The Winged Magician nodded. He immediately retreated and flew toward the inner walls through an alleyway.
As soon as the Imperial Magician left, Mo Fan, who was at a greater height soon learned the situation.
“What’s happening?!” Mo Fan yelled at Zuo Feng, hoping that the Imperial Magician could hear him across the distance.
“The Flesh Mound Corpse Officials are continuously producing skeletons! The reason why this whole place is crawling with skeletons is because that creature is able to turn any dead or living humans into a skeleton after devouring them!” replied Zuo Feng, using the Psychic Element.
Mo Fan was shocked.
From his position, he could only see a black mist surrounding the Flesh Mound Corpse Official. He was unable to see what the creature was doing clearly, although it was clear that its surroundings were crawling with an army of skeletons. It turned out that the creature was producing them from corpses!
The new finding was simply too terrifying!
It was disastrous enough that the people of the city had died at the hands of the undead, yet even their bodies were forcibly turned into skeletons instead of being buried…
The freshly produced skeletons would continue to kill, and the dead would be tossed into the Corpse Official’s stomach to produce new skeletons. The cycle would repeat endlessly. The people of the Ancient Capital were all going to be turned into undead in no time!
How terrifying was that!?
“Tell the people to cross the street as soon as possible. If all seven hundred people die here, they will form an army of skeletons. My comrade has gone back to request backup, so you have to hurry too!” Zuo Feng’s voice was slightly trembling. It seemed like the Advanced Magician was also feeling the urgency!
Anyone would feel a chill deep in their soul after they learned how the undead were able to reinforce their army through the deaths of the living!
“I… got it!” Mo Fan finally recovered from his astonishment.
His gaze shifted back to the crowd crossing the street. However, for some reason, all Mo Fan could see was a bunch of white skeletons…
No way, he would not let them die here! Otherwise, the army of skeletons would surely deal a devastating blow to any survivors!
“Quick! Quick! The zombies are coming, to the other side of the street. There are Magicians there waiting for us!” Mu Bai stood on top of a bus and yelled at the crowd.
“Earth Magicians, faster, push the vehicles on the road aside, push them further!” yelled Zhou Ming at the Magicians beside her as she led the way.
The long zebra-crossing was stacked with vehicles. Their plan was to let the Earth Magicians clear a path by pushing the vehicles out of the way. Not only would it give the people a clear path to escape to the other side, the vehicles would also form barriers on both sides and slow down the undead!