Chapter 23: The Art of Felling
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Fang Heng took a nap in the lounge and ate his dinner early. Then, he returned to the game.
[Hint: During the time you are offline, your zombies has completed purged the prison square. You have obtained evolution crystal fragment*41, recipe-espresso, precision parts*3, skill book-the art of felling*1, scrap*2…]
Skill book? Espresso coffee recipe?
They were all good stuff!
Fang Heng’s heart skipped a beat. He immediately removed the reinforced wooden board on the window and jumped through the window into the prison square.
The zombies in the prison square had been cleaned up.
As soon as he landed, Fang Heng turned his head and looked at the building not far away.
The lights in Building No. 3 were on.
According to the description in the game, more than a month had passed since the outbreak of zombies and there were still lights in this building?
Fang Heng was surprised.
“It might be the backup emergency power source in the prison system…”
Fang Heng muttered to himself.
The zombie clones staggered to Fang Heng and threw the materials they had collected on the ground.
Fang Heng opened one of the white skill books.
Skill book-the art of felling.
Description: After reading this skill, you can slightly increase the speed of cutting down trees. There is also a small chance of obtaining seeds, berries, honey and other materials after cutting down trees. This skill can be upgraded to level 30 (the skill level does not exceed the current player’s level).
It was better than nothing.
It seems that in the future, relying on zombies to cut down trees can also obtain food items to fill the stomach.
Description: Learn how to make espresso.
Effects: After drinking espresso, you can obtain a continuous 12-hour state of excitement, which will increase the speed of energy recovery by 100%; after 12 hours, you will fall into a ‘severe drowsiness’ state.
Additional details: Continuous use of espresso can increase the duration of the state of excitement, but the player will also bear the additional ‘severe drowsiness’ state effect and time penalty.
Espresso can alleviate drowsiness. Its effect is comparable to ‘stimulant’. It has always been an emergency material in the game.
However, the coffee beans needed to make espresso are not easy to obtain.
The harvest was good!
Fang Heng tapped the skill book and recipe on his head.
[Hint: You have learned the skill-the art of felling.]
[Hint: You have learned the art of making espresso. Your cooking skill experience points + 30.]
Fang Heng narrowed his eyes and observed the situation in the prison again.
There was still more than half an hour before the sunset.
According to the original plan, Fang Heng should leave immediately and return to the shelter before sunset.
However, the light from Building No. 3 made him change his mind.
Under normal circumstances, due to the darkness of the night, the visual distance was short and the danger level was greatly increased.
However, the working building in front of him was well-lit.
In addition, Fang Heng had slept for a whole day and was now in high spirits.
He couldn’t fall asleep even if he went back, so he might as well take this time to explore.
After making up his mind, Fang Heng controlled his zombie clone to open a path in front of Building No. 3.
The door couldn’t be opened as it was locked from the inside.
According to the sign, Building No. 1 and Building No. 2 of the prison were the two main buildings where prisoners were kept while Building No. 3 was the office building of the prison staff.
Through the glass window, Fang Heng could see the zombies wandering in the building.
Fang Heng didn’t Enter Building No. 3 immediately. Instead, he ran to the doors of Building No. 1 and Building No. 2 to observe.
The doors of Building No. 1 and Building No. 2 were locked from the outside with thick iron chains.
‘It seems that the zombie virus broke out in Building No. 1 and Building No. 2 where the prisoners were held, so the guards locked Building No. 1 and Building No. 2 in advance.’
Fang Heng guessed.
The strange thing was that the two buildings were unusually quiet.
Fang Heng tried to get close to the door of Building No. 2 again and put his ear on the door.
There was no sound at all. The silence made Fang Heng feel a little weird.
It didn’t make sense.
It wouldn’t be so quiet if it were full of zombies.
Fang Heng frowned. He still felt that something was wrong, so he raised the small stone hammer and tried to knock on the iron chain.
The iron chain that locked the door had total durability of 500,000 points, but it only dropped 7 points after being knocked by the small stone hammer.
It would take at least two or three days to break it open with the small stone hammer alone.
“It’s quite hard…”
Fang Heng muttered to himself.
The lock was so tight that even if there were mutated zombies inside, they would not be able to come out for the time being.
He could ignore Building No. 1 and 2 for now and directly clean up Building No. 3.
He would first rely on Building No. 3 to build a player shelter. After some time, he would think of a way to slowly deal with the zombies in Building No. 1 and 2.
If everything went smoothly, he could complete the plan of moving to the prison tomorrow!
After all, there was a group of villains targeting the cabin right now, so Fang Heng couldn’t feel at ease.
The sooner they move, the better!
Having made up his mind, Fang Heng sent a message to Liao Bufan through the survival radio to tell him that he wouldn’t return to the shelter tonight. After that, he brought the zombie clones back to Building No. 3.
They started to smash the door!
The zombie clones raised their small stone hammers one after another.
“Dong! Dong! Dong!”
After a few minutes of continuous hammering, the door of Building No. 3 was destroyed.
The zombies entrenched in the office of Building No. 3 smelled the scent of strangers and staggered towards the door.
The zombie clones blocked the door and raised their wooden spears to face the enemies.
The zombies that rushed out of the building fell one after another like wheat being harvested.
The sun gradually set.
[Hint: The sun has set. In the darkness, you will feel unspeakable fear.]
[Hint: At night, staying in the wild for a long time will make you feel uneasy, and you will enter a ‘dark fear’ state.]
[Hint: Please find a building to hide in as soon as possible.]
The last zombie that stumbled out of Building No. 3 fell in front of Fang Heng.
Hundreds of zombie bodies appeared in the prison square.
The interior of Building No. 3 became completely quiet.
Fang Heng let out a sigh of relief and stepped into Building No. 3.
[Hint: You have entered a dangerous building. You can’t confirm whether this building is safe or not, but it can give you a little protection in the dark.]
[Hint: The protection of the building and the comfortable light make you feel less afraid.]
[Hint: You are no longer affected by the dark fear.]
Fang Heng looked around as he walked into Building No. 3.
The office building seemed to have experienced an apocalypse. Pools of blood could be seen everywhere and all kinds of documents were scattered on the ground.
Fang Heng took out a newly made wooden door from his backpack and installed it at the entrance. Then, he reinforced it with two layers of wooden planks.
“Done!” he thought to himself.
This way, he didn’t have to worry about being ambushed by zombies from behind.
Then, Fang Heng ordered the zombies to search the entire building and attack all the zombies that could be seen.
First, he asked the zombie clones to clean the building to reduce risks.
Fang Heng had always been cautious.
After giving the order to hack, he sat down and made a bonfire.. Then, he started to heat the instant noodles.