Chapter 081 – Saber-toothed Tiger
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: Robin, Leo and De Andre
It was as if a door to another world had opened.
In the darkness, slept a faded memory that was a thousand years old, and with a glaring light, it was awakened.
A row of bronze machines were lined up neatly, like ferocious beasts. They stood in silence and looked to the endless horizon. The deep, dark luster in the bronze world shone through simple, unadorned, and bleak like the era. The blood and the fire qi pounced forward.
Tang Tian walked forward in a daze. He was shocked by the view in front of him. He walked forward consciously as he set his burning gaze on the bronze machines.
The bronze machines were unusual and weird, some were shaped like beasts, others like humans. But the majority of them, Tang Tian could not describe. Each of the bronze machines carried with them an indescribable aura that kills. The dark bronze colour added on to the aura.
“This base camp is mainly used for rest time for the people who are cultivating. The storage room is very small.” Bing said indifferently
This was considered small…
Tang Tian did not know how to describe his feelings. He could not imagine how strong and vigorous the Southern Cross Army had been.
Bing looked around and felt relieved: “I remember that this basecamp was designed by Luo Si. That rascal’s demands were perverted and insane. This place is well-preserved all thanks to him. You can take a look for yourself what the army’s equipments were like. The things that were for usage by the perverted rascals are not here.”
“For the perverted rascals?” Tang Tian asked curiously.
“Mmhmm, the experts all had the mechanic designs tailored on their equipments to their needs. The normal soldiers would not have such treatments.” Bing explained.
“Can these machines still be used?” Tang Tian could not help himself as he asked.
“Should be.” Bing was not sure either: “You can pick one and try.”
“Great!” Tang Tian was overjoyed. He could no longer contain his happiness, scanned around and set his eyes on a bronze machine.
This was a classic human drone machine. It looked like an oversized armor of about 2 metres. The first feeling people would get from this machine would be sinister. Its head was that of a tiger, dignified and solemn. All of its joints were studded! Especially its finger joints. Tang Tian imagined himself punching his opponent with his fist, the sharpness of the fist could easily break the defense of his opponent. With such tremendous strength, it could destroy everything. The ten sharp claws could lock and cause wreckage. Needless to say, for the knee and the elbow, the opponent would lose his will to fight once he got hit.
“This one!” Tang Tian stated without hesitation.
Bing looked and nodded: “You have good taste. It’s called a [Saber-Toothed Tiger]. It’s a classic armour for a Close Quarters Combat Specialist, very suitable for your fighting strategy.”
“Saber-Toothed Tiger…” Tang Tian fell in love with the name right away.
“These types of machines are called armour gears.” Bing added on as he pointed to Saber-Toothed Tiger: “It’s selling point is being agile, and places the emphasis on attacks. Be it fist arts, palm arts, finger arts, Succeeding Loop Technique, or leg arts, they would all immediately become stronger by at least twenty to twenty-five percent based on the person’s standard.”
Tang Tian was excited. For martial techniques to be strengthened by twenty percent was a terrifying increase. It was extremely difficult for any martial techniques to rise by above twenty percent.
“However, it has its weak points too.” Bing continued: “The Saber-Toothed tiger has a weak defense. Its heaviness has compromised on its defense. Also, the True Power it strengthens will immediately be released in bursts of energy. It will only be good if the distance is short. For longer distances, it might not be able to show.”
As Bing said this, he opened the gear armour on its chest. It was empty on the inside. But there were many complicated red lines running across one another. Underneath the deep bronze colour, the red was unusually eye-catching.
“Doesn’t it look like the blood vessels of a human being?” Bing operated on it as he asked.
“Yeah, it does.” Tang Tian nodded.
“The star rocks are placed in here.” Bing pointed to a groove on the inner walls: “Although the armour on the back is designed the thickest and can withstand stronger attacks, you better not use it as a shield. If your opponent realises it, and uses a stronger attack, the groove may break open, ah, then this thing will become a bronze can.”
Bing seemed familiar with it.
“Okay, you can enter it and give it a try.”
When Tang Tian heard it, he immediately squeezed in.
“Take two steps.” Bing folded his arms and watched from the side. He had a habit of patting on his pockets, but this caused him to remember that he was already a Spirit General. With some remorse in his heart, if he had a cigar with him now, how great would that be…
The overly excited Tang Tian took a step forward. In the end, he did not grasp the strength properly, lost balance, and then planted his face on the ground.
Bing looked back and could not help but look at him in disdain: “Oh, oh, oh, young lad, take note of controlling strength, it will amplify your release of strength.”
With that, bang, the Saber-Toothed Tiger on the floor bounced back up. It crashed into the ceiling and formed a pit. After a moment, he then fell back onto the floor, creating a countless amount of dust.
“Young lad, you play on your own, I’ll go take a look at the other places. Don’t worry, this toy is very tough so it won’t break.”
With that being said, Bing disappeared into thin air.
It was the first time Tang Tian had his hands on something so fun. At the start, it was not easy to control, and he fell several times. But very quickly, Tang Tian reacted like a beast, and he got the upper hand.
Clang Clang Clang!
Tang Tian wore the Saber-Toothed Tiger and ran crazily in the army warehouse, and at times knocked into the other mechanic weapons, but he did not care, he only felt indescribably carefree, he felt as if he had an unexpandable amount of energy in his body. To personally test the mechanic weapon, the feeling was so fresh. Tang Tian admired the Southern Cross Army people so much that he would prostrate himself in admiration, to whoever created all these machines, they were too powerful! Although it looked extremely heavy, but it only required very little energy to urge them to move, and they were extremely nimble.
The Saber-Toothed Tiger urgently stopped very naturally. Tang Tian took a deep breath, and released a punch, activating the True Power in his whole body surging out violently!
The place where the fist hit, the atmosphere was completely destroyed into pieces, the surrounding air rapidly collapsed around his fist, forming a terrifying sonic boom.
Tang Tian was dumbfounded by the punch.
He was very clear on the Great Avalanche’s power, but he definitely did not expect that, while wearing the [Saber-Toothed Tiger], the amplification on the Great Avalanche would actually be so huge. The usual Great Avalanche that was produced could break the surrounding air, but it was unable to destroy it. The perfect [Great Avalanche]’s power rose by at least twenty percent, and had already had such growth.
Tang Tian’s hot blood was immediately aroused, as he began to crazily use all his different sorts of martial techniques.
His different martial techniques became extremely vicious, their might increasing sharply.
Tang Tian felt that he himself was like a berserk fighting machine, sweeping everything before him!
Bing looked at the emblem before him.
It was a huge emblem that every army encampment would have. Inside it was the army’s brand, the Southern Cross Army’s symbol.
Bing extended his palm, and touched the emblem.
The emblem suddenly resonantly lit up with a faint light, the bronze Southern Cross 十 mark, was like a star being awakened.
“Leader, you best have not lied to me…” Bing muttered.
The bronze light suddenly entered his body. The emblem on the wall quickly dimmed.
Bing’s body trembled, and on his forehead suddenly appeared a bronze Southern Cross 十 mark. His original translucent body, became even more solid and real.
From his blank face suddenly came out eyes, a nose, a mouth and eyebrows.
After awhile, the transformation stopped.
Bing opened his eyes, the emblem in front of him suddenly became a mirror, and seeing the person in the mirror, Bing was stunned for awhile, and immediately shouted in anger: “Leader! You bastard! Don’t tell me that, when you all made this emblem, you were still playing poker….”
In the mirror, the eyes, the mouth, the nose and the eyebrows could all move, but it actually, actually looked like it was drawn on…
The originally faceless face, had facial features distinctively drawn onto it, a real poker face….
Bing screamed at the emblem for a long time before finally stopping, as he stared blankly at the emblem, he said: “You and your group of bastards should be having fun playing poker in hell right? To leave me alone in this world, don’t tell me it’s because I didn’t regularly accompany you guys to play poker…”
As he said that, tears clouded his vision.
Bing rubbed away the tears, looked at the emblem, and muttered: “The cards are wet, it is actually quite ugly, indeed it is too harmful for my hot blooded instructor role already.”
He regained his focus, and waited some time before slowly speaking: “Leader, other than training recruits, I do not know of anything else, however, I think that since you all kicked me back here, that means that there is something that still needs to be done! You all are not resigned to failure, right!? You all are not resigned to being destroyed, right!? Am I right, you all are not happy at all!”
“Leader, you did not come. Ah Xin, you treacherous asshole, who had never lost while playing cards, also did not come. Luo Si, you’re our strongest mechanic engineer teacher, and yet you didn’t come either.” Bing looked at his own palms: “You all kicked me, the most useless guy, back here. Why, leader!”
“Other than training, I do not know anything else.” Bing sat down, leaned on the emblem on the wall, and said to himself: “You guys are the powerful ones, but all of you are slacking off. You guys are obviously not resigned, but left me here alone, you guys should be very awkward right now. But, this Tang Tian is really not bad, oh, and full of potential, just that our era’s things are slightly out of date. This problem….”
And he just sat there, talking endlessly without getting to the point, like he was talking to an old friend chatting about ordinary life.
The light from above, forming a long shadow on the bronze emblem on the wall, leaning on the wall seated beside Bing, like it was his combat-in-arms from those days.