Chapter 203: Death Cycle (I)
Shang Ke watched as the three lionfox and two fox he gave birth to grow up into adults, marry and give birth, and establish their true territory before he and Mutu left the world.
Shang Ke hadn’t returned back to the system space yet when he entered a new dreamscape again.
“Senior brother Shou Mo, do you care about that man so much?” A man in green glared at Shou Mo and complexity flashed passed his eyes.
Shou Mo sat cross-legged on the ice jade platform and didn’t say anything.
“Wake up, senior brother. He’s a god killer, committing a great sin. Several gods from heaven are currently chasing after him. Master sealed you here to protect you. Don’t try to run away again.”
Shou Mo lifted his head and looked at the man in green calmly, “You’re wrong, Wu Du. All of you are wrong. Chen Xiao is not a god killer.”
“Senior brother, you’re still defending him even up till this point. When god Fei He’s soul was destroyed, Chen Xiao was holding on to the god killer blade. If he isn’t the murderer, who is? Besides, he also admitted it himself.”
“Chen Xiao isn’t a god killer. Because,” Shou Mo stared at his own palm and said faintly, “I’m the one.”
After finishing the sentence, Shang Ke felt a pain in his chest and the scene before him changed again.
“Chen Xiao, you can’t escape.” Wu Du stood not far away and stared at him coldly.
Chen Xiao leaned against the mountain wall and the corner of his lips were lifted. Although he was covered in wounds, he still looked graceful. Shou Mo was leaning beside him and holding his hand tightly.
“Leave him, Shou Mo.” Wu Du stared at him deeply and said, “It’s still not too late.”
Shou Mo smiled and lifted his palm. A beautiful and tender flower slowly bloomed on his palm like flames.
“Flaming Red Sky?” Wu Du shouted in disbelief.
“This is the flower of faith refined using Chen Xiao and my blood essence. Life after life, we will never betray each other.”
“The two of you actually didn’t hesitate to waste thousands of years of cultivation to breed a Flaming Red Sky!” Wu Du sounded disdainful, but jealousy flashed past his eyes.
Flaming Red Sky was a brand of feelings and soul. They will live and die together, love each other through thick and thin, share their powers, and their hearts will be connected. They will be able to find each other even if they reincarnated. The Flaming Red Sky will never wither as long as their souls are not destroyed.
At this moment, Wu Du finally understood that he had lost completely.
No, he was not resigned to this!
A crazy expression appeared on Wu Du’s face. He took out an item from the storage ring and pointed it at Chen Xiao and Shou Mo.
“Ha, not bad. You actually have the ability to ‘borrow’ the ancient nether god’s Reincarnation Fate-changing Lamp.” Chen Xiao looked relaxed on the surface, but secretly raised his vigilance.
“I would like to see,” Wu Du said coldly, “whether your Flaming Red Sky can win against the ancient nether god’s Reincarnation Fate-changing Lamp.”
“I want you two to meet but cannot stay together.”
“I want you two to hate and harm each other.”
“I want you two to experience endless worlds of separation by death.”
“I want to make the two of you never obtain a peaceful life!”
Wu Du cast his curse, then activated the Reincarnation Fate-changing Lamp in his hand. In that instance, many colours shone and the rays of light interweaved in the air.
“Shou Mo, do you trust me?” Chen Xiao asked.
“Alright then, let’s make a bet with him.”
“Betting on what?”
“Betting our lives and reincarnations.”
Before falling into the reincarnation, the two of them splitted their own souls. A part of Chen Xiao and Shou Mo’s soul flew into the reincarnation lamp and vanished into the reincarnation lamp’s spiritual body…
【Congratulations to the host for your perfect survival. All the return cards are unlocked and you can choose as you wish.】
The system’s voice called Shang Ke back from his dreamscape. After sorting out the information obtained from the dreamscape, Shang Ke guessed that this “system” was most likely the ancient nether god’s Reincarnation Fate-changing Lamp. The reason why it activated was probably because of Chen Xiao and Shou Mo’s souls.
If not, Wu Du’s curse will never be removed and every life of theirs would end in a tragedy. A new cycle of the reincarnation lamp would let them enter a new round of reincarnation and obtain the opportunity to change their fate.
After experiencing so many worlds, Shang Ke was no longer the ordinary person living on earth. The “real world” he had always thought so as was probably just another cycle of reincarnation.
It was just unexpected that the reincarnation lamp could also keep up with the times and gave out missions as a “System”. The “heroic death” restriction was probably the lamp and Wu Du’s curse, while the reward system was probably the efforts of their souls.
After figuring this out, Shang Ke was slightly unable to look straight at the “System”.
At this moment, a few cards appeared in the space. They were the unlocked return cards.
Shang Ke vaguely understood. The return card can change their endings of separation by death and achieve perfection. The greater the perfection, the stronger their souls become and the weaker the curse of the lamp becomes. The main target of Wu Du’s curse was the Flaming Red Sky, and the Flaming Red Sky’s power stems from their feelings. Once the Flaming Red Sky withers, he and Chen Xiao will no longer be able to get back together.
Shang Ke came back from his thoughts and prepared to choose a return card.
Just when his finger touched one of the cards, the space before him suddenly broke. What came after it was a great spinning sensation. Shang Ke was transmigrated without warning and entered the next world.
Come on, where is the return card you promised me!
Shang Ke’s felt like his body was torn apart and it was so painful he couldn’t speak.
At this moment, information from the system was transferred into his brain.
In 3579, a scary meteorite shower appeared on planet Gulan. The bacteria on the meteorites infected all the living species on this planet. Some of them evolved and gained abilities, while some became zombies. Majority of the humans didn’t become zombies nor did they gain any new abilities. All they had was a strengthened physique.
The ability users and ordinary people fought against the zombies for 50 years. Flourishing cities became wastelands, and civilisation and developments became useless. One can see scenes of destruction everywhere as zombies spread all over the world.
The birth of the zombie king “Di Kui” has caused humanity to be on the verge of extinction.
They were able to resist the zombie king only when this world’s “protagonist” Huo Xuan suddenly appeared and established a survivor’s base and new order. He also became a hero who saved humanity and the governor of the survivor’s base.
By chance, the Zombie King Di Kui, “protagonist” Huo Xuan and the lucky Passerby A Shang Ke have transmigrated into gained three spirit pieces, namely the dark world, bright boundary and soul quench respectively.
Di Kui and “Passerby A” devoured their spirit piece and from then on obtained an immortal body. On the other hand, Huo Xuan refined the bright boundary spirit piece into a weapon, and his body and the sword became one.
An immortal body didn’t mean that they definitely wouldn’t die.
“Passerby A” who has devoured the soul quench piece can kill Di Kui. Huo Xuan who was one with his sword can kill “Passerby A”, and Di Kui can kill anyone except “Passerby A”.
【Host has two choices for this world’s main mission. First, kill the zombie king Di Kui. Second, be killed by the “protagonist” Huo Xuan.】
“Passerby A” is the only person who can kill the zombie king, and the “protagonist” is the only person who can kill “Passerby A”. If he was killed by the “protagonist”, this means that there will be no one left in the world who can resist the zombie king. Therefore, he seemed to only have one choice—kill the zombie king.
However, Shang Ke faintly had a feeling. His Chen Xiao might not be this world’s “protagonist” but instead the zombie king Di Kui.
Although Shang Ke was certain he got conned by the system, he still couldn’t help but curse. Just what the hell is “Passerby A”? Why is it that the protagonist and villain have a great name but only he was “Passerby A”! As one of the three who possesses a world spirit piece and the only person who can kill the zombie king, he couldn’t possibly be called “Passerby A”!
However, Shang Ke soon didn’t have the energy to think about this issue. The severe pain of his body made him want to faint.
A few hours ago, his body got torn apart by a bunch of zombies. The power of the spirit piece was currently repairing his body, his broken bones were healing bit by bit and his flesh and blood were regrowing. He possessed an immortal body, but his sense of pain didn’t lessen in the slightest.
The feeling as he watched with his own eyes his fragmented body gradually recover back into a complete body was just too amazing.
After enduring almost two hours of severe pain, his body repair finally ended. Shang Ke got up from the ground with much difficulty and stood completely naked in the wasteland with his long black hair hanging messily behind him. He looked around. It was desolate all around and a strong rotten smell permeated the air. Under the exposure of the sun, it gave people an irritable sense of anxiety.
The zombies in this world are divided into five levels: low, intermediate, high, general and king. Each level is also divided into different types, such as speed, concealment, camouflage, and ability type etc. Most zombies don’t like sunlight. They rarely appear outside when it is sunny.
“Passerby A” was only an ordinary person before he devoured the soul quench spirit piece. He didn’t evolve any abilities either after devouring the spirit piece. Hence, an immortal body was instead a torture to “him”. “He” repeatedly went between death and rebirth and experienced countless amounts of horrible and painful ways of death. Shang Ke felt that the deaths he had experienced were nothing compared to “him”.
The system suddenly stopped his return and threw him into a new world. This was probably the counterattack of the curse. If his premonition wasn’t wrong, this world might be the most difficult world he will experience. He was not even sure if he would be able to return back to the system space after he completed the mission.
But no matter what, he had to find Chen Xiao first.
Chen Xiao should either be the zombie king or the “protagonist”. The former is hard to find, but the latter has a clear location. Hence, Shang Ke decided to head to the survivor’s base first to find Huo Xuan.
Shang Ke looked around, then headed towards an old residential building. He rummaged through everything and found only a few complete clothes and some daily necessities.
This place looks like it has already been abandoned for several years. Dust was everywhere and there was no water and electricity. Most useful items have already been taken away.
Fortunately, Shang Ke has an immortal body now and his demand for food and drink water wasn’t high. Even if he doesn’t eat and drink for decades, the most that could happen to him was turning into a dried corpse. And it was also a glamorous dried corpse that comes with the perfect expression pack.
Shang Ke picked for a very long time before he chose a set of clothes that didn’t look too dirty to wear. The clothes can be ugly, damaged, old or even non-mainstream, but it mustn’t be dirty. He wasn’t able to wash it now and could only bear with it first.
Shang Ke used a rag to wipe the restroom mirror and carefully studied his current appearance. Mn, he looked as handsome as always. Perhaps it was because the body repeatedly revived, but his skin was very pale and tender and his eyes also looked a little enchanting. The hair wasn’t cut for a long period of time and has grown below his waist level.
Shang Ke was puzzled. Why didn’t “he” stay at the survivor’s base but appeared alone in a wasteland? He searched through his memory but didn’t find any useful information, so he could only leave it be for the time being.
After storing the toothbrush, towel, tableware, cup, scissors etc kind of small items together with the clothings into the bag, Shang Ke left the residential building and walked towards the direction of the base. He needs to find a relatively safe location to stop at before the sky darkens.