Chapter 17: Upgrade
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The crossbow arrows pierced into the mutated zombie’s body one after another, releasing putrid black liquid.
The movement of the zombie clone was very stiff. Each round of loading the crossbow would take more than ten seconds.
Fang Heng wasn’t in a hurry. All he needed to do was to hide in the dark and give out the commands.
Ten minutes later, the mutated zombie, which was full of arrows, let out a howl and fell to the ground unwillingly.
Fang Heng wiped the sweat from his forehead.
He was a little tired.
He sat down with his back against a big tree and rubbed his swollen temples.
It was very tiring to control the zombie in this manner.
[Hint: Your zombie has killed the mutated zombie. Your skill: basic training – strength experience points +24.]
[Hint: Your zombie clone has killed a mutated zombie. You have obtained 15 survival points and a complete evolution crystal (Tier 1)*1.]
It dropped a complete evolution crystal!!
The sudden good news made Fang Heng excited again and his previous fatigue was swept away.
Fang Heng commanded his zombie clones to climb over the sentry cabin and into the prison square and picked up the evolution crystal that was left on the corpse.
Item: Complete evolution crystal (Tier 1)
Item description: A special crystal that contains powerful strength. It can increase the player’s character experience points (only effective on players below Level 10).
Fang Heng held the complete evolution crystal tightly in his palm.
The crystal shattered.
A thick red mist gathered in his palm and was quickly absorbed by it.
[Hint: You have absorbed the complete evolution crystal (Tier 1). Your level has been increased to Level 6.]
[Hint: Due to the enhancement of your talent skill – split zombie clone, you have gained an additional zombie clone*6.]
The soil around Fang Heng’s feet began to churn again.
Grey-brown palms reached out from the soil one after another.
Soon, six newly-resurrected zombies stood behind Fang Heng.
One of them had just been killed by a mutated zombie, but after levelling up, six more zombies were added to the list.
This was a good deal!
Fang Heng thought that it would take some time for him to level up after reaching level 5, but he didn’t expect it to be so fast.
Waving his hand, Fang Heng controlled the zombies to put down their crossbows and return to the prison to clear zombies.
Meanwhile, he slowly sat back down on the ground and began to make wooden spears for the newly resurrected zombies.
After the accident, Fang Heng gave up the idea of going back to the shelter to avoid any unexpected situations. He quietly sat on the grass and watched the zombies ‘hack’.
[Hint: Your zombie group has obtained evolution crystal fragment*142, blueprint – grill, blueprint – shovel, blueprint – deer antler, recipe – golden crab, bandage*3, precision parts*4.]
After watching the zombies ‘hack’ for five to six hours, Fang Heng stretched himself and counted the rewards.
After a zombie died, there was a small chance that it would drop some rare things.
For example, making blueprints.
The antlers were not bad, when they were placed around the shelter, low-level zombies with no intelligence would rush to the antlers and commit suicide.
It could greatly increase the safety level in the early stages.
As for the barbecue grill and the recipe, they were a bit of a drag. Other than satisfying the taste buds, they were not very useful.
“That’s strange. I’m not a chef. Why do I always get these things?”
“Besides, are you sure I can afford the ingredients for the golden crab?”
Fang Heng muttered to himself and tapped the blueprints and recipe on his head.
It was better to learn a few skills than have no skill.
[Hint: You have learned how to make antlers, shovels and grills.]
[Hint: You have learned how to cook delicacies – golden crab. Your cooking skill experience points +20.]
Fang Heng stood up to stretch his body while observing the prison situation.
About two-thirds of the zombies in the prison square had been cleared, and the remaining three buildings had not been searched at all. There were probably quite several zombies left in the buildings.
“It’s a big project. Optimistically, it will take another day to clean it up. If there are mutated zombies in the buildings, it will be even more troublesome…”
Fang Heng muttered to himself, “The security level of the prison is much higher than that of the cabin. The faster we clear this place, the faster we can move.”
[Hint: Your survival radio received an urgent message from your good friend Jimmy.]
Jimmy is in trouble?
The sudden game prompt made Fang Heng’s heart skip a beat.
Previously, to prevent accidents from happening, they had added each other as friends in the game. They could contact each other privately through the survival radio.
Fang Heng had a bad premonition. He immediately turned on the survival radio and opened the unread message.
Lu Yu: “Boss, are we cooperating? Our company sincerely invites you to be our company’s…”
“You want to poach me for nothing again!” Fang Heng thought.
Fang Heng didn’t have the time to pay attention to Lu Yu. He didn’t even finish reading his private message and went straight to the next one.
Jimmy: “Fang Heng, We’ve run into some trouble. You better go back to the cabin.”
Fang Heng replied: “Okay, I’ll be back soon.”
Turning off the radio, Fang Heng controlled his zombie clones to return to the shelter. He took out a mountain bike from his backpack and rode it back to the shelter.
Compared to before he left, the shelter had been reinforced. The broken wooden windows had been re-sealed and the hole in the roof had also been re-sealed.
The gate of the shelter was closed as if it was facing a great enemy.
Was it an attack?
Fang Heng’s heart sank and he pushed the door open.
Liao Bufan and the others were sitting around discussing something. When they saw Fang Heng, they raised their heads at the same time.
Fang Heng’s gaze swept over Jimmy, who was playing with the crossbow in his hand.
“We were robbed!”
Liao Bufan was very unhappy, he answered first, “Liu Lin went to trade with a group of players in the afternoon. I didn’t expect that the other party didn’t follow the rules and directly robbed the food. If Liu Lin didn’t have the crossbow with her, something might have happened to her.”
Fang Heng’s expression changed slightly. He turned to look at Liu Lin.
“Are you okay?”
Fang Heng nodded and started to reflect.
Everything had gone too smoothly for the past two days. He had taken it for granted.
The crisis in the apocalypse didn’t only come from zombies, but also players!
It was indeed very dangerous to let Liu Lin barter with other players alone.
Fortunately, Liu Lin was fine.
Liu Lin felt a little guilty. She thought that she was an experienced player, which was why she dared to barter with other players alone. She did not expect to be tricked.
“They were already prepared. In the beginning, the person I was trading with was a woman. She was very cooperative and had already prepared the goods to trade with me. I was a little careless.. I did not expect that just as I took out the food, several people appeared around me and forced me to hand over the food.”