Mystical Journey - chapter-893-hunt-1
Chapter 893: Hunt 1
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
The black mountain peaks flitted past beneath them one after the other,
as the four Mechs slowly flew past the black mountain ranges, advancing
quickly in a specific direction.
Beneath them, on the peaks of the various mountains, between some stone
platforms on the sides or peaks of some mountains, they could also
vaguely see black-grey wastes and ruins. There were even some abandoned
bases, with the faint movement of creatures that could not be seen
The ruins were scattered sparsely all over, and some had several huge
yellow cogs of different sizes exposed to the elements. The cogs turned
slowly, occasionally spewing out white smoke.
Garen looked down to watch the scenery and ruins beneath him.
“Are there people in these ruined bases? Why are they still moving
The Mech was on auto-pilot, so the pilots were not controlling them, and
basically acted as independent passengers. That naturally meant they
could also talk freely and discuss other matters.
A red symbol lit up slightly on the control panel in front of him, and
Linda’s voice came from it.
“Garen, this is your first time out here, and you don’t know the
place that well yet. Basically no one actually lives in these ruins, the
reason they can move on their own is mostly because of some geothermal
sources, but since this is the radiation zone, even though the geothermal
energy here is considerable, its radiation pollution is even more so.
That’s why even radiation people don’t dare to approach this place
too often. Firstly, because the radiation interference here is too
severe, so if they’re not careful, they’ll get an even more
troublesome disease. Secondly, there are a lot of radioactive mutated
beasts and radioactive corpses there. Most normal people can’t handle
that at all.”
“Yeah, after being exposed to enough radiation and mutating, corpses
will develop an innate desire to hunt for food. That’s why they will be
reanimated, and start wandering around on their own. When there is enough
radiation energy, they’ll be free to hunt around everywhere, but once
the energy is depleted, they will collapse to the ground and become
corpses again. So it depends on your luck when you enter ruins as well,
if you’re lucky, you might be able to find some documents or materials
that are more valuable,” Linda explained with a smile. “I went into
some ruins before as well, but it’s very dangerous in there, and
regular pilots will practically just turn into food in there. Unless you
are Level Three or above, it’s best not to think about going in.”
Garen agreed, and thanked Linda for her explanation. Then he began to
observe the ruins beneath him.
As they continued advancing, soon enough, Anda’s voice came in through
“Careful, there’s a flock of mutated birds ahead.”
Just ahead of the four Mechs, a swarm of black birds was headed right for
These birds were each about a meter long, and their bodies were not too
different from regular birds. But they had two pairs, or four furry fox
ears on their heads, and their mouths were not straight like other birds.
Instead, they were like so many sharp hooks.
Squawk squawk squawk…
In the midst of the piercing noise.
Anda’s Mech suddenly emitted a sound wave field.
As the sound wave spread out, the flock of mutated birds instantly
appeared to panic, and most of the birds scattered in all directions.
Only a few of the strongest birds kept rushing at them, and seemed even
fiercer for it.
Anda’s high-powered ray gun kept shooting, and a dozen bolts of white
light shot out, accurately hitting the heads of these birds, and utterly
destroying them. The corpses fell down, but before they even reached the
ground, they were surrounded by swarms of what appeared to be
blood-sucking flying bugs that came out of nowhere. In no time at all,
only a bunch of skeletons were left crashing into the ground.
Garen was at the back of the team, and seeing how easily Anda handled the
mutated birds, he slowly relaxed the guard that he had put up.
“Ahead of us is the largest war ruins in these parts, the War Wastes.
If we search here for a bit, we may be lucky enough to find
newly-condensed mutated metals,” said Anda’s voice through the
“Be careful, there are many radioactive corpses hidden in the War
Wastes, and some of the mutated beasts are very strong as well. There are
even things like Level Four mutated beasts, don’t cause too much of a
commotion and stir trouble,” Anda instructed carefully.
The few of them all indicated that they understood, and began to lower
the Mech’s height, flying towards the largest huge black mountain range
directly ahead of them.
The black mountain was far taller than all the other mountains around it,
compared to its surroundings, it looked like an adult towering over
children. Even if three people scanned the huge mountain from within
their Mechs, they still would not be able to see the edges of the
mountain through their scanning visions, and could only see the large
swathe of black mountain rock.
“There’s a pretty decent name here, it’s called the Sleeping
Forest. If you don’t wake it up, everything’s easy,” said Aves
loudly, after whistling once. “I hear that pilots have even found
really precious ancient energy furnaces and nuclear weapons here, that
stuff can be traded for a whole customized Mech, y’know!”
“If it’s a slightly better nuclear weapon, you’ll be lucky to trade
it for a small-scale battleship,” replied Anda with a laugh. “Be
careful, the radiation will reach warning levels soon, we need to use
extra energy to form a barrier in there to avoid being infected. I’ve
installed anti-radiation equipment in all three Mechs, but this takes up
a ton of energy. If we can’t find anything within an hour, we have to
all gather here, we can’t stay for long. Otherwise, don’t blame me
for not reminding you if you get the radiation disease.”
“Got it!” X3
The four Mechs instantly scattered, and headed for the large black-grey
metal city at the peak of the mountain.
The closer Garen got, the more he found the city on the peak strange.
It was dead, and had no sense of life whatsoever, but there was an
immense pressure that seemed like it might explode at any time. There
were floating pieces of metal and huge yellow twisting cogs everywhere.
As the city of ruins grew closer and closer, larger and larger, he split
up with the rest of the team, and flew towards the eastern side of the
The city was extremely vast, about as big as Blackboard City. Garen
simply flew towards one of the three large areas, and randomly landed one
on of the colored boxes there. There were more than ten such boxes in the
whole area, and each was the size of Flying Batoid City.
In the wide streets, all that was left of the old bumper car fields was a
regular shelter tarpaulin to keep out the rain. The Ferris Wheel, with
its many broken support pillars, was like a battered windmill. It would
occasionally move randomly, creaking loudly as it went.
The angle Garen had flown into just happened to be a theme park. The Mech
landed slowly, right next to a merry-go-round on its right. The spinning
red wooden horses moved slowly, and even emitted crisp-sounding music.
‘Lalala… lalala… The kite is flying… fish are swimming… the
quiet life needs more to be satisfied, lalala… lalala…’
Garen could even still understand the music from the merry-go-round.
Although the accent was slightly strange, and it was a little girl’s
voice, he could still understand what was being said.
Gusts of cold wind blew past, and as he looked across the whole city
area, he found no sense of life in the theme park. Except for a few
things that were moving on their own, the whole place was practically
Bang… bang bang bang…
Garen raised his Mech’s steps, and walked forward. The heavy Mech
walked around the theme park, the vibrations from its steps spreading,
and the empty echoes returning in response.
“This place… sure is deserted.” Garen frowned tightly, for some
reason, he kept feeling a mysterious threat from this place. It was mild,
and faint, but it felt as though something here could actually threaten
The empty theme park gave him a very uncomfortable feeling.
Suddenly, there was a sound from behind him. Garen quickly activated the
sensor behind him, and saw that it was a swing in the empty space moving
faintly, as though someone had just stood up from it.
Pulling back his gaze, Garen began to move again, pausing here and there.
Soon enough, the theme park’s entrance was right ahead of him. It was
an arch-shaped painted door, but many parts of the white paint had been
washed off by the tides of time.
There was a model of a clown, more than five meters tall, at the side of
the gate. It was dressed completely in red, and had bright red curly
hair, two round red cherries pasted onto its cheeks. It looked like it
might really make a child smile.
Suddenly, there was the sound of glass shattering.
Garen frowned, and turned on the intercom. Aves had probably gone off in
“Aves?” he tried asking, but there was no reply.
There was just crackling in the intercom, it was all just intense static
Turning off the intercom with a smack, Garen knew that it would not work
here anymore. Looks like he could only contact them once he was out of
The instant he walked out of the theme park, Garen instinctively felt as
though the clown’s eyes had moved a little.
He could not help but turn around and looked at the clown statue
carefully. It was clearly made of stone and metal, its eyes were just
“Was it an illusion?” Garen had always had faith in his instincts,
but now he could not help but doubt.
He turned around and walked towards the door. Outside the theme park,
there was a pitch-black dark alleyway, with tall buildings on both sides
blocking off half of the light. Above, there were slightly dim,
lead-colored clouds; below, it was the dark and shadow-lit streets. The
ground was clean, and there were no signs of damage. But there simply was
not a lot of light, so it looked rather dark and dingy.
“There should be usable materials in here…” Garen thought about it,
and turned off his Mech’s scanner. However, the problem was that the
interference of the radiation here was too immense, and he could not use
it at all. The scanner was filled with countless red dots, it was
evidently malfunctioning because of the interference.
All of a sudden, he seemed to sense something aiming at him.
The Mech stopped abruptly, and took one step to the left.
A deep crater appeared in the place he was supposed to walk to.
Garen followed the direction the bullet crater came from, and just
happened to see a blurred silhouette fading away quickly.
He was just going to activate the Mech to give chase, when suddenly he
felt a chill from beside him.
“Shit! It was that…”
In the intense explosion of green light, the entire street and the two
large buildings on either side of it was bathed in a sickly green.
Super-effective acid missiles!!
The large amount of green liquid sprayed everywhere. Even if he reacted
at lightning speed, dodging part of it, a little bit still got onto his
Mech’s anti-radiation barrier.
The transparent barrier sizzled on contact with the green acid.
Garen flew back far, and entered the theme park before he could check the
condition of his Mech. The person who ambushed him just now was
definitely no ordinary person, such super-effective acid missiles might
not work so well outside, but under these highly radioactive conditions,
its effect was extremely considerable. It could consume large amounts of
the energy used by the anti-radiation barrier, but the opponent could not
take down the barrier here, or else the intense radioactive pollution
would instantly corrode the pilot and their Mech, leaving them to become
radioactive people, which was a fate worse than death. To immediately
fall from being a high-level hotshot to becoming the most average,
low-level radiation person!
The Mech was not damaged too severely, but the explosion of the acid
missile had taken up at least 20% of the Mech’s energy resources.
Garen thought back to that ambush from just now, the movements were
lightning fast, and his own Willpower somehow could not lock on the
target, so that person had to be at least Level Three. And most
importantly, their actions seemed very well-rehearsed, they had fired off
a shot and retreated without even waiting to see the results. This was
the main reason they could avoid Garen’s detection even though they
were only Level Three.