TI Vol 16 Chapter 6-1

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Zheng looked at the skeleton horse with surprise. To be honest, the horse didn’t look disgusting. It was composed of bones but the bones were shiny black. There was not a bit of rotten meat. It was incredibly stylish that no words could describe it. Though the burning flame on its hooves and eyes looked worrying.

Zheng just noticed the black armor covering the horse. A layer of symbols and characters were carved on the armor. The bones of the horse were also carved with these symbols and characters. They looked similar to the rune words Zheng had seen. Which meant this horse was indeed a magical creation and not an undead creature.

“Since God said you can ride it, there shouldn’t be any issues I hope.” Zheng muttered. He flipped himself onto the horse. The horse was two meters tall, a lot bigger than regular horses. Its stylish appearance got Zheng excited for a bit.

However, the horse simply stood there no matter how much Zheng pulled the lead rope. Two minutes later, he had to stop in defeat.

“Oh yeah, the Ringwraith was sending his black mist into the horse but there isn’t any mist right now. Was that the non-Yang energy?” Zheng suddenly thought.

He immediately channeled his blood energy. The energy moved through his legs and into the horse without any obstacle. Once he channeled 20% of his total blood energy, the horse cried.

The burning flame in its eyes turned to a blood color, the same color as his red flame. Same thing with the flame on its hooves. A red mist came out from its body. The mist looked denser than the black mist from before and gave the horse a feeling of bloodshed.

Zheng pulled the lead rope again. The horse let out a whinny then began to run. It ran straight toward a tree in front then ran onto the tree as if it was the ground. Zheng didn’t feel the gravity pulling him downward. The anti-gravity attribute also applied to him. He only felt gravity pulling down on the horse’s back no matter which direction the horse was standing on.

Zheng pondered. The horse moved at a speed between the level 6 and level 7 Ringwraiths. Its speed was probably depended on the quantity and quality of the energy from its master. Zheng’s blood energy wasn’t a low rank so its speed was not slow either.

He wasn’t familiar with this anti-gravity moving but he believed he only need a few to a dozen days of practice to master it. At that time, his strength would see an increase in complex or awful terrains by at least 50%. Even on normal grounds, the speed of the horse could save him from using energy for Explosion and the movement technique.

“Good stuff. Man, got to capture a few more. Wait. We were killing the horses along with the Ringwraiths before. That was such a waste. The value of the horses are on par with the authentic Sky Sticks. Sigh. There are still two Ringwraiths alive. We have to capture these two Nightmares. And Gungnir only froze the first horse when he killed the first Ringwraith. Yes. I have to go seize that one before anyone else.” Zheng murmured.

He was aware of the usefulness of the horse. So he would rather be a bandit and seize the horse than giving it away with humility.

Zheng pulled the lead rope and the horse stopped on a leaf. He called for Lan’s name in his mind. Soon, Lan replied. “Zheng! Are you all right? I didn’t want to bother you when you were fighting. Where are you? I can’t see you in my scan but I can sense the waves of your mind.”

“You can’t see me?” Zheng connected to Lan’s psyche scan and indeed, neither he nor the horse was in the image even when he found the withered tree he was standing on.

“Could it be that the mist from the horse has the property of masking from psyche scan?” He immediately thought of this possibility and cried with surprise. This was highly probable.

Lan interrupted his orgasm and said. “One of the Ringwraith got away and went after Xuan’s group. Do you have any way to help them? They are in dire danger. The druid had been killed already.”

Zheng’s heart skipped a beat. A scan of the other group was sent into his mind. On the ground lay a white wolf in halves. Richard was fighting with the Ringwraith in Berserker mode. If it wasn’t the Hobbits attracting the attention of the Ringwraith, that dark sword would have killed Richard already.

Xuan was acting strange. He stood by the Hobbits. Every time the Ringwraith was about to land the final blow on Richard, he had a Hobbit put on the One Ring, which would instantly attract the attention of the Ringwraith. The Hobbit then took off the ring after a few seconds to avoid becoming controlled. The next time Richard fell in danger, Xuan would have another Hobbit put on the ring. Still, Richard’s movements were getting slower with time as the wounds on his body increased.

YinKong was hiding within the shadows of the trees and attacked the Ringwraith from behind. She managed to slice off the arm that held the shield despite the impressive speed and reaction of the Ringwraith. In return, the Ringwraith cut open a wound on her chest. Blood covered her chest.

ChengXiao didn’t have a weapon so he all he could do was worry.

Zheng saw the scene through the Soul Link on Xuan. He was well aware Richard was the main force in this fight. If Richard were to get killed, the Ringwraith could finish everyone else in just several swings. YinKong had high attack power but only in assassination and ambushes. She was not as good as Richard on face to face fights.

Seeing that Richard was getting slower. The duration of his Berserker was about to end. Zheng felt anxious. With the attack power of the Ringwraith, it would take him one swing of the dark sword for each person. Zheng didn’t want to see three more bodies in halves.

“Please! Don’t die! Wait for me! Please!”

He pulled the lead rope. The skeleton horse ran to the top of the tree then it dashed on top of the leaves. It looked like the horse turned into a red shadow as it sped toward the group.

Zheng was panicking. All three of those were comrades that accompanied him through life and death situations. Even ChengXiao had died with him before. No one had another chance to get revived. They were also non-replaceable members of the team. Team China would not come to this point without them. And team China would lose all hope of chasing up to team Devil without them.

“Don’t die! We promised to fight together until the end and return to the real world together!” Zheng’s eyes turned red from the anxiousness.

Richard had gotten very slow now. The dark sword moved forward and stabbed a hole in his chest. He fell backward. At the same time, the Ringwraith pulled the lead rope and the horse leaped toward the Hobbits. Xuan was right in front of the Ringwraith.

“No!” Zheng roared.

Behind the Ringwraith where Xuan’s vision was blocked, YinKong’s body was becoming blurry. She held the sword with both hands then she swung the sword repeatedly at a speed invisible to the bare eyes. Her whole body turned blurry. As Xuan looked peacefully, the Ringwraith and skeleton horse trembled violently. Once the trembling stopped, they split up into pieces.

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13 thoughts on “TI Vol 16 Chapter 6-1” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. So, did Yin Kong leveled up ?
    That would be great if that was the case, as she was one of the few that awekened to the first stage on her own and since pretty much everybody will be a 1rst stage awakened.

    Also, no more bonehorse. Only the one trapped and the ultimate ringwraith one to steal :/

    1. Well, I’m calling the author out on how Richard fared here. Four whole missions and bonus missions have passed since Star Ship Trooper, but his power is this low!!! Damn it! Just what’s the point of a cool alliance between teams when they all suck and die off so easily!

      Now, I don’t know if Xuan and Neos didn’t speak up because they forgot or it was malicious intent, but there was a strategy to overcome the enemy without anyone dying. Team China and Team Africa have both completed the Scorpion King mission, so they both have the army of anubis. Call the two armies as vanguards and add the archers, the elves and midrange fighters. Almost certainly, they would have wiped the horsemen! Maybe the final one would have specs to charge through the army and archers, but Zheng and Richard only need to stop it’s movements, then have Gungnir finish it off. With this plan it would be odd if someone actually died.

      1. Definitely bad writing. Also, they conveniently forgot that Zheng still has that Osaris Spear. They could have given it to Gando since Gando has a Qi storage battery, thereby providing an additional fighter

        1. Gando has to be able to channel Qi for it to work like you describe. Remember how only Zheng could take the Qi from the battery for Kampa? If you mean the robot it follows the same principle. If the robot could transfer Qi, it means that it could fight with Qi. It can’t. The Qi is just a battery which converts Qi into electricity to power the robot which has no magic attacks. It’ll have to be the bomber guy who has Qi, but he doesn’t have the reaction speed and power to throw the spear to kill a fast and skilled horseman.

          I do wonder where the plasma mine stands. Its a magic weapon, but the description is to convert Qi into electricity. I feel that this electricity isn’t magic based. I’m reasoning this on the fact that if Zheng learned a lightning Qi attack and used all his power, it wouldn’t come close to the power of the Plasma mind.

          1. I see, that’s true. Though, it would be slightly more reassuring to have an extra combatant no matter how low his ability is. Especially since people without magic weapon/ability is practically equivalent to waiting for slaughter in this movie.

            You make a point about the plasma mine too. I think that they can actually be classified as magical weapon, seeing how Xuan said that the runes were to key mechanics behind how magical weapon works. (I may recall wrongly though) It would be nice if Xuan could craft Heng some arrows in the future with the same runes for plasma arrows (if it actually work), they could save a lot rank reward that way from buying those magical arrows instead

        2. didn’t the osiris sprear lost during the fight with the dragon? when zheng enter the dragon and it expolded?

          anyway, using anubis warriors is way better than this , but maybe they decide to hide it for backup plan

          1. They can still make a bunch of Nemesis too, they got 80 vials of the T-Virus. Could make 40 and still got plenty left over.

      2. I think the problem is that the horseman the Richard fought was level 7. It’s something that Zheng should have had trouble fighting. How much more powerful does Zheng become between missions? Until he either increases his bloodline, they find a lot of rune words, he or reaches the 4th unlocked level there’s not likely to be a huge power boost. He basically only gets storage rings nowadays.

        The army of Anubis seems like fodder in this movie. I’m not sure they’d have made a significant difference.

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