Chapter 33 - Savage (edited)
Chapter 33 - Savage
The fat bear immersed its entire body in the stream, after which it slapped its huge bear palms hard onto the surface of the water. The water splashed and brought up a five feet long fish, which was pure white and without scales. The fat bear made its drooling mouth wide open, caught the fish, and swallowed it instantly. After that it let out a few cheers.
In the valley, one group of slaves were still working hard to build shelters and the fence wall; the remaining slaves had already started making simple stone tools for mining work under the supervision of a few Fire Crow Clan warriors.
Ji Hao was standing on the fence wall, which was nearly built and frowned while looking at those slaves who seemed to be lifeless.
In the Southern Wasteland, the mining work had always been extremely dangerous and heavy. Even a strong man with a healthy body would probably be disabled after working in the deep and dark mine shaft for two or three years. However, there were very few healthy men among the slaves Ji Hao was looking at. Nearly half of them lacked an arm or a leg. The rest of them were either children or old people. There were even a few sick people who couldn’t walk straight.
Half of them wouldn’t last even a minute in the mineshaft. Where did Ji Shu find all this garbage? Ji Hao thought.
Ji Hao gave a sigh, then shouted to Ji Ying, who was supervising those slaves, “Uncle Ji Ying, just pity those poor kids! Set them off into the jungle to find some fruits. They can do nothing around here anyway.”
Ji Ying was holding a whip with which he lashed the ground annoyed, then took a glance at those poor scrawny kids who couldn’t even carry a piece of wood, and growled: “Damn Ji Shu! When I become stronger, I’ll have to kick his ass and teach him some rules!”
“Take these useless kids away! The two of you! Send them to the back of the valley where there is a piece wood with wild fruits. Let them fill their stomachs, after which they will have to bring all those fruits back to us!” Ji Ying said to a couple of warriors who were standing behind him.
Ji Hao shook his head then turned around, and looked into the dense jungle. In the morning, just after the sun had come out, Ji Xia had gone into the jungle and started hunting with a group of warriors. Feeding thousands of people wasn’t easy at all, and would need at least hundreds of big animals to be hunted.
A few slaves were carrying huge stones even taller than themselves on their backs and gasping heavily. They walked up beside Ji Hao step by step, then put those stones into the fence wall heavily. The bodies of these slaves were bare, without even a leaf to cover their private parts. Tattoos of crocodiles on their skins showed that they had come from the Blood Crocodile Clan, which was a subsidiary clan of the Black Water Serpent Clan.
The Fire Crow Clan and the Black Water Serpent Clan had been fighting against each other for decades; it was not uncommon for them to capture and enslave people from each other or their subsidiary clans. Ji Hao checked the few slaves working beside him with his spiritual power, and discovered that they were all Novice Magi under the second level.
“Yohohoho~ Yo! hoho~”
A strange shouting sound came from the jungle. A few figures flashed through the jungle then countless trees started shaking. A couple of spears darted out of the jungle along with the ear-piercing sounds of sharp winds created by them.
In the next second, a few slaves were speared and nailed on the fence wall.
“Enemies...” While Ji Hao was shouting, a tall and strong man rushed out of the woods and ran up to Ji Hao. This man was almost naked; his waist was wrapped around by a small piece of fur, and his whole body was covered with thick black hair. He was holding a wooden stick in his hand.
The wooden stick he was holding in his hand, had the same thickness as Ji Hao’s lap and the same length as Ji Hao’s height, and was covered in dried up blood. The man was only an inch shorter than Ji Hao, but his shoulder was half a feet wider than Ji Hao’s shoulder, which made him seem like a human-like chimpanzee. He raised the stick high in the air then let out a growl and smashed it down towards Ji Hao’s head at the same time.
Ji Hao grabbed a spear, which was leaning against the fence wall beside him, then let out a growl as well.
The appearance of enemies was too abrupt, and had left Ji Hao no time to cast any sorceries or magic spells; he could only fight back with his physical strength.
All of the black hair that was covering the strong man’s body stood then straight up, and a cloud of black smoke appeared faintly behind his body. Inside the smoke, a red tiger head was roaring silently. A wisp of powerful black smoke then spurted out from the stick and transformed into a tiger claw, which slapped towards Ji Hao’s face with great speed.
Obviously, this strong man was a Junior Magus warrior. Only magi at the Junior or higher level could transform their powers into a certain shape. Usually, the strength of a Magus would go beyond twenty-thousand ‘stones’ when he or she reached the top level as a Novice Magus; once he or she upgraded to a Junior Magus, his strength would grow to thirty-five thousand stones at least; added with his or her bloodline power, the punch of a Junior Magus would at least be two times stronger than a top level Novice Magus.
Before Ji Hao could trigger his internal power, the spear bumped against the stick.
The strong man stared happily at Ji Hao. He only saw a ball of faint light shining behind Ji Hao, which meant that Ji Hao had already started to make the connection with his bloodline power but hasn’t triggered it yet, and Ji Hao was only a twelfth level Novice Magus tops!
“Die...Meat...Delicious kid...” The strong man murmured, his arms started swelling, which showed that he had used all his strength.
“Savage! Damn cannibal savage! Fight! Fight! Kill them all! Damn! Ji Hao! Step back! Quick!”
The spear and the wooden stick simultaneously exploded into pieces. The explosion hadn’t hurt Ji Hao at all. He slightly shook his arms and looked at the strong man. He discovered that the man was not as powerful as he had thought.
Contrary to Ji Hao, both of the palms of the strong man had been broken into several pieces; blood spurted out from his wounds. He stared at Ji Hao in shock while he was sent flying backwards.
“Kill!” Ji Hao growled. He was half shocked and half surprised.
He was controlling his power and strength intentionally and keeping himself at the eleventh level as a Novice Magus. However, he had only used six percent of his physical strength just now and completely beat a Junior Magus up.
“The magical [Bu-Tian Bu Lou Magic Spell] gained me extra strength; the dragon blood gave me a perfect human body; and the Senior Magi blood from Abba and Amma, it was so powerful!” Ji Hao cheered silently in his head.
He then let out a growl, grabbed a pair of axes from the hands of two warriors and rushed towards the strong man.
Tens of savages rushed out of the woods while screaming and shouting. Ji Hao waved the axes and broke into the crowd of savages like a whirlwind. Soon, the tens of fifth to sixth level Novice Magi savage warriors were all chopped into pieces by Ji Hao. Blood splashed everywhere.
“Kill!” Ji Hao growled hoarsely. His pupils turned red. More savages rushed out of the woods continuously. Ji Hao madly darted towards them.
Hundreds of savages were slaughtered by Ji Hao in the blink of an eye. The ground was littered with body pieces.
Suddenly, an angry growl came from the jungle. A three-meter tall man who was plump and sturdy rushed out. Three red light spots were brightly shining on his chest, which meant that he was a Senior Magus who had three Magus Acupoints awakened!
The Senior Magus savage grabbed a savage warrior who was running beside him and threw him hard forward.
The poor savage warrior let out a deep howl while darting towards Ji Hao like a human cannonball. Ji Hao sensed a strong wind coming along with the human-cannonball when it was still tens of feet away from him. He felt a strong chest pain and he couldn’t even breathe.