With a golden armament in his hands, Wu Yan ascended to tier 8. He’s already someone who is on the same level as Sylph, the other expedition members might be jealous if it’s another time but since they are all in the same boat here, the stronger Wu Yan becomes, the higher their chances of surviving this trial.
They only knew what Wu Yan told them. Of course, they didn’t know about his other two gold armaments. Now that he is a tier 8 individual, his pure strength is already superior compared to Sylph. The princess wishes she has as many wonderful abilities as him.
Talking about equipment, Wu Yan has Nietono no Shana, Gate of Babylon, Meteor Shower, a total of three golden armaments. In this arsenal, he has mountains of rare armament. When comparing abilities, he has True Ancestor, Electromaster Lv5, Eternal Arms Mastery, and his power as a level 70 individual. If he fought seriously with Sylph, it would be a cinch to obtain victory.
Wu Yan also has a cheating ability known as his bloodline ability.
The Red Jade ability can let Wu Yan fight evenly with Flandre-chan when he activates it, much less someone like Sylph. Flandre-chan’s Red Jade is the strongest Jade he has.
Wu Yan didn’t hide his ascension or his new Nietono no Shana. However, he’s not dumb enough to reveal all his cards. The expedition members are very satisfied with what they are seeing and hearing, to them, they have another reliable pillar of strength in their group.
Fei Fei hesitated for a bit and she looked into Wu Yan’s eyes with a serious look.
“We might need to call on you for the next part…”
Fei Fei sounded very helpless and formal. If at all possible, she didn’t want Wu Yan and Sylph to help because that would mean the other tier 7 would no longer be able to help. She’s not someone who likes to be carried around and escorted like a helpless baby. Even so, it’s not like they have a choice, personal feelings aside.
They encountered a tier 8 beast at the start of today’s journey, it’s easy to imagine what lies ahead at this rate. She can only own up to her weakness and face the fact that her squad is ill-prepared to complete this mission. Wu Yan, Sylph, Mikoto & others are the real core of this expedition.
They have been protecting Wu Yan & co during this entire journey for this reason although the timing is a bit early in Fei Fei, Bing Ling, and Bishi’s opinions.
Bing Ling and Bishi shared the same looks as well. They didn’t say much but as prized disciples of top-class nobility, they understand that they have to look at the bigger picture. If they kept going to protect their pride and dignity then they would only be digging their graves.
Wu Yan is helpless too since he didn’t want to intervene. It would be best if this expedition can end without his team doing anything. But, his dream seems a bit unrealistic given their current situation.
Other than them, Hinagiku, Mikoto, and the other girls are excited. They are more or less competitive people so when they saw Shokuhou Misaki, Kinuhata Saiai, Frenda, and Takitsubou Rikou showcasing their prowess, they also wanted to pitch in to appear like they contributing. Hinagiku is already uncomfortable, it’s not hard to imagine the frustration Mikoto is dealing with.
They are going to get their piece of the action soon so they are pretty elated about this affair. Meanwhile, Ikaros and Takitsubou Rikou who are more peaceful didn’t share this sentiment.
They continued their journey to the center of the Giant Beasts Forest. They changed formations with Sylph & co leading the expedition, Wu Yan & co are in charge of covering their rears while the other members of this expedition huddled together in the center.
Adjusting their breathing, they didn’t charge straight ahead. Instead, they moved on a tangent, away from their current position. This is common knowledge when traveling inside the Giant Beasts Forest, especially after fighting demonic beasts. It wouldn’t be funny if a demonic beast tracked them by sound and came straight for them.
Wu Yan & co turned on their serious mode. Fei Fei has already asked for their help, it’s only natural that they respond in kind to her humble request. With the squad leaders leading the way, they aren’t in much pressure to do anything anyway.
Shokuhou Misaki used her Mental Out ability to scan their routes for life signatures. When a mental distortion appeared, she can pick it up right away. Ikaros also used her radar ability to survey the area.
Wu Yan, Mikoto, Hinagiku, Kinuhata Saiai, Frenda, and Takitsubou Rikou used the scanning ability bestowed onto them by System to scan the area for invisible lifeforms that might be lurking in plain sight. They are all so good at their jobs that the other expedition members started becoming less and less significant.
Shokuhou Misaki and Ikaros always detected the creatures before anyone else noticed them. They notified the team ahead of time so Hinagiku, Mikoto, and the others can gang up and make short work of the poor demonic beast that thought it could ambush the expedition team.
The demonic beasts that tried to get funky with the expedition team are either mind-controlled by Shokuhou Misaki into suicide by bashing its head against a tree or rock or one-shotted by Mikoto with her railgun. Hinagiku, Astrea, Kinuhata Saiai, and Frenda are not very amused that these kill-stealers stole all the show. But, what can they do? The two of them had exceptionally long-ranged attacks so they can only grumble much to the perturbation of the other expedition members.
These people are praying hard that no demonic beasts appear for their own. Meanwhile, Hinagiku & co look like they want the whole damn army of the demonic beast to come out so they can dispatch them, how is anyone supposed to stay indifferent like this? Even Fei Fei, Bing Ling, and Bishi were rendered speechless…
This isn’t the most shocking thing of them all. One of the demonic beasts that ambushed them is a tier 8 demonic beast on par with the Blackwater Octopus that Wu Yan purged. However, this demonic beast died in a much more pathetic manner.
Before it can even roar, lightning, crystal sword, mental attack, pink missiles, and blue photon swords, weaponized air, and a bunch of other stuff assaulted it. Needless to say, this was an overkill as the tier 8 demonic beast got destroyed so hard not even its core was left as a result.
The elite expedition team members started sweating even harder. They even felt a bit of pity for the poor demonic beasts that tried to attack them.
Of course, if this is the level of strength demonic beast possessed, humans won’t have to fear them so much that they would deem this area an absolute nightmare.
The team proceeded forward and soon enough, night fell and a truly troubling situation started unfolding…