Chapter 650: First Battle
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Tan Shuo nodded in agreement.
He pushed the small cart along the way and followed behind the two.
After passing through a twisting passage at the back, the group came to another small room at the side.
The two necromancers carefully checked the identity certificates of Fang Heng and the other two, then handed three sets of burning soul candles to them.
“Respected scholars, the fallen corridor is full of danger. Please take good care of your soul candles.”
“Once the soul candles are extinguished, we will sense it and immediately send people into the corridor to check it out. Therefore, please extinguish the soul candles as soon as possible if you encounter any danger that is difficult to resist.”
“The soul candles can be burned for 24 hours. Please be careful and return to any exit before the soul candles are automatically extinguished.”
“The exit door will open automatically once it senses the soul candle.”
The attendant instructed the three of them, “Please be careful. If something unfortunate happens and the soul candle goes out, we will consider whether to revoke your right to enter the fallen corridor according to the actual situation.”
Fang Heng and the other two nodded to show that they understood.
“Please follow me.”
Under the guidance of the attendant, the three of them once again walked to a small door at the back of the room.
They passed through the pathway behind the small door until they reached the end.
The door in front of them sensed the approaching soul candle and automatically opened.
Looking at the scene behind the door, Fang Heng could not help but squint his eyes.
What appeared in front of Fang Heng was a giant-sized maze. With a glance, he could see several forks in front of him.
“Yes, it’s a maze designed for souls. The maze can trap them and make them fall again.”
The attendant explained, he continued to raise his head and said, “Don’t worry about getting lost in the maze. The soul candles will guide you in the direction you want to leave. Remember, each soul candle can burn for a maximum of 24 hours. Please reserve at least two hours to leave in advance.”
“The closer you are to the periphery of the fallen corridor, the weaker the soul body. On the other hand, the deeper you go, the stronger the soul body, and the flame of the soul candle will gradually weaken.”
“The soul candle can be used as a basis to determine your current position.”
“Finally, please do not reveal any details about what you saw or heard in the fallen corridor to the outside world. Thank you.”
“Peace to your souls.”
As the attendant spoke, he retreated from the fallen corridor and waited outside the door quietly.
Fang Heng nodded. He did not immediately go forward to explore. Instead, he raised his head and looked up.
It was about five meters tall and the ceiling was tightly sealed by the stone wall.
There were soul candles hanging on the surrounding stone walls at a certain distance.
The faint light emitted by the soul candles illuminated the entire passage of the maze.
Fang Heng tried to walk to the side of the stone wall again. He stretched out his hand and gently knocked on the wall.
“Dong Dong Dong…”
The sound of the knocking was unusually dull.
The stone wall felt very delicate and cold. It did not seem like a normal stone.
“Fang Heng, we can start applying the potion.”
Li Shaoqiang also looked around.
After confirming that there was no danger, he took a deep breath and nodded at Tan Shuo who was behind him.
The two of them took out their crossbow arrows and carefully smeared the potion that they had spent a large sum of money on on the crossbow arrows.
“The potion’s effect duration is about three hours. The effect will gradually weaken as time passes. In theory, it will only lose its effect after five hours. Safety first, let’s not waste time. Use the potion every three hours to ensure the effect.”
Li Shaoqiang instructed carefully.
Fang Heng looked at the two people who were being so careful and raised his guard.
Unfortunately, the special effect of the blood blade skill attached to the wrist guard of the holy weapon of vampires was to continuously cut and bleed. It was considered physical damage and was ineffective against soul creatures.
Otherwise, if he used the blood blade cut directly, he would not need to spend much money.
With this thought, Fang Heng took out the machete on his back and evenly applied a layer of potion to the machete.
Seeing that everyone was ready, Li Shaoqiang took the lead and moved forward.
Fang Heng and Tan Shuo followed at the back, pulling the small cart along the way.
“I’ve never been here before, but I heard a friend brag about it when he was drunk. He said that it’s rare to find a soul in the periphery. We have to go a little deeper. The deeper we go, the more souls will wander around.”
Li Shaoqiang tried his best to tell as much information as he knew. “I also heard that this place was built after the miracle fallen corridor of the death realm. It was built in the form of a maze, and it has the ability to trap souls.”
“Miracle?!” Hearing this, Fang Heng’s heart skipped a beat, and his interest was immediately piqued. He looked at Li Shaoqiang and said, “Let’s talk about this.”
“Ah? What?” Li Shaoqiang was confused. “Miracle is a miracle. It’s just a title. What’s wrong? What’s wrong?”
“Forget it. It’s nothing. Let’s continue.”
It seemed that Li Shaoqiang did not know that miracle was a special attribute of the game.
Fang Heng shrugged and continued to walk forward.
At the same time, he began to memorize the location of the entire maze.
After a moment, everyone stopped.
At the fork in the road ahead, under the illumination of the soul fire, a faint shadow could be clearly seen.
It was a soul body!
Everyone instantly became vigilant.
Other than the face, the soul body already had a partial appearance before it died.
Fang Heng could identify the armor it was wearing, and he could even see that it was holding a tachi in its hand.
The soul noticed Fang Heng and the others. It slowly turned its head to look at the three of them, and then quickly floated toward them.
“He’s here. Be careful.”
Li Shaoqiang and Tan Shuo both had rich theoretical experiences, but this was their first time encountering a real soul. They were a little nervous, and at the same time, they raised the crossbow in their hands and aimed it at the soul.
That was why the beginner necromancers were not willing to come to this godforsaken place.
They only learned a few necromancy spells, so they could only rely on brute force to deal with them.
In comparison, Fang Heng was a complete noob.
He stared at the elementary soul that floated over.
Compared to the previous soul, the elementary soul looked even more focused. With the equipment, the lower part of its body below its calves fell into nothingness.
Its movement speed was not fast.
Let’s test its strength!
“Don’t act first, I’ll give it a try.”
Fang Heng waved his hand and signaled Tan Shuo and Li Shaoqiang to step back. He took a few steps forward and prepared to try to deal with the elementary soul body alone.
“Fang Heng, be careful, don’t force yourself.”
Li Shaoqiang and Tan Shuo took a few steps back and aimed the crossbow at the soul body.
If something went wrong, they would act immediately to ensure that Fang Heng would not be in danger.
The elementary soul body attacked Fang Heng from the front. It raised the tachi in its hand.
The tachi drew a cold light in the air.
Fang Heng raised the machete in his hand and waved it forward casually.
The machete hit the tachi.
Li Shaoqiang felt a pounding vibration on his eardrum.