Versatile Mage - Chapter 530
Chapter 530 – Dark Abyss, Ten Thousand Corpses Pit, Part Two
Chapter 530: Dark Abyss, Ten Thousand Corpses Pit, Part Two
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
The red eyes below were packed together densely. They were not a dazzling sight like the stars in the sky, but so crowded together that one could simply feel goosebumps across their body and their heart being penetrated by the extremely greedy and savage gazes!
The abyss was very dark, but Zhang Xiaohou could still see countless bodies and limbs squirming down in the pit. They were stacked together, layer after layer, the zombies were climbing on top of one another like moving mountains…
The abyss was huge, yet he could not see even the slightest sign of the soil. All of it was filled with zombies, numbing his scalp!
The few zombies that were initially on the surface before it collapsed had dropped into the pit like raindrops falling into the ocean, lost completely among the rest of the Undead…
Tens of thousands!
With so many Undead gathered in a single pit, it was like lifting up the lid of a burning pot, resembling the eighteenth-floor of Hell, where countless souls were being tortured. The dreadful scene was thrown open to the mundane world, displaying the torture and pain that the souls were suffering. Their tremendous hatred had materialized into a giant fountain of black vapor rising into the sky!
Zhang Xiaohou was completely stunned in [lace. He was the closest to the abyss. Just a few more steps, he would have fallen into it…
Now, he realized that he would prefer to be butchered by the Hatchet Corpse General rather than falling into this pit filled with zombies. It was no different than finding himself in Hell!
Zhang Xiaohou had nowhere to run with the Hatchet Corpse General chasing behind him. He would not make it in time running around the edge of the pit.
Jia Xi’s dark face was approaching him with her long tongue writhing the air, as if she was going to suck his blood dry.
The hatchets swung wildly. Zhang Xiaohou clenched his teeth. With his back against the pit of zombies, he had no choice but to have a final showdown with the Hatchet Corpse General.
However, as he had just prepared to fight to his death, the Hatchet Corpse General suddenly moved into a different direction and chased after Shi Shaoju…
An eerie laugh burst into his ears. Zhang Xiaohou had never experienced the feeling of unable to move his feet due to overwhelming fear before. It was not just because the deadly Hatchet Corpse General had just spared his life, but the fact that a Hell on Earth was right behind him, the burning pot with countless zombies!
He fell to his knees weakly. It took him some time to gather his strength again and rose to his feet.
He could sense the tremendous aura of death right behind him, which would most likely drag any living thing nearby into it. Zhang Xiaohou did not want to die in this place…
Without the Hatchet Corpse General chasing after him, Zhang Xiaohou was finally able to run back in the direction they had just come from.
He could not see where the others were, or tell if they were dead or had actually managed to escape. The elites specifically picked to form the special team had collapsed at the first blow from the Undead. They were merely prey in the end!
The Magic Association, in the clock tower…
In a rather old-style office, a young woman on monitoring duty rushed toward the meeting room with an electronic screen on her hand.
“Black! Black!” screamed the woman as she barged into the room.
“Calm down, what is this about?” said the Vice Chairman of the Ancient Capital’s Magic Association.
“Black, there are black dots in this area… it’s a Dark Abyss!” said the woman as she pointed at the electronic screen.
The screen was an electronic map, showing the vicinity of the Ancient Capital and the areas nearby…
It was now midnight, the areas outside of the Ancient Capital were displaying as blood red on the map. The color was bright and astonishing, implying that the Undead was a lot more restless than usual.
On top of that, in the middle of the red areas, a black dot suddenly flickered.
Black implied that it was a forbidden land for humans!
A purple area was already considered a kingdom of demon beasts, where even the Supreme Magicians had little chance of surviving. Above that, a black area meant that any living thing had zero chance of surviving.
Somehow, in the midst of the red, a black dot had appeared!
It was a sign that the most terrifying thing in the Land of the Undead had appeared.
“Is there something wrong with the device? Why would there be black? It literally means the Undead are stacking up into mountains,” a young member of the Magic Association scoffed with a smile, before looking at the Vice Chairman Peng Yu. He quickly withdrew the smile on his face when he saw the stern look on the Vice Chairman’s face.
“You know nothing! This means that the Dark Abyss has appeared!” the woman shot back, her voice rising as her control wavered.
“Dark Abyss? I’ve been here for quite some time, but I’ve never heard of that…,” replied the young man uncertainly.
Vice Chairman Peng Yu exhaled deeply after some time and said, “Did you say that the area would only be black when the zombies are stacking up into mountains?”
“Yeah, no matter how dense the zombies are, there’s no way it would reach that level,” said the young man.
“The truth is, that’s exactly what the Dark Abyss looks like. It’s also known as the Ten Thousand Corpses Pit, or the Abyss of Hell. The device won’t make a mistake, a Dark Abyss has indeed appeared to the west of Sunny Goat Village…”
“No…no way?” the young man’s face stiffened.
“Tell the other factions that a Dark Abyss has appeared! Even this thing has shown itself in the Land of the Undead. If we can’t find the reason behind it, this whole place is going to turn into Hell!” said Vice Chairman Peng Yu sternly.
It was common for the Undead to roam around the Ancient Capital. For thousands of years, humans here had learned how to co-exist with the Undead.
However, since the extraordinary behavior of the Drifting Sand River, this land had gone out of control as well. More Undead began to appear before nightfall, and high-level creatures were spotted in human territories. Even this pit, the closest thing to what Hell, looked like it had appeared. Wasn’t all this enough to imply that something big was about to happen?
The Ancient Capital had stood firmly for thousands of years despite the Undead having their eyes on the city all along. The people here had learned how to defend themselves and fight against the Undead in a never-ending war that had lasted for a few thousand years…
Undead appearing in the daytime, the restless zombies, the appearance of the Dark Abyss… there had to be a reason behind it all!
It was said that the river flowing from the mountain close to the Sunny Goat Village was the cleanest around dawn, perfect for brewing tea.
Su Xiaoluo would rise from her bed when the sun had just risen to fetch water from the river. She would carry buckets of it back and pour them into the tanks at her house. Not only did her dad need the water to brew some nice tea, the water was crucial for bathing, too.
On this day, she had gone to retrieve some water as usual. Even though she could hear the cries of zombies in the distance, she was not afraid.
She scooped the water up and immediately discovered the water was red when she was about to pour it into the bucket.
The water had the smell of blood. Su Xiaoluo frowned in annoyance, assuming that a stupid zombie had ended up in the upstream again…
She glanced upward at the upstream and saw a man covered in blood lying on the ground. Half of his body was in the water.
The blood continued to flow from his body. The man had died a terrible death!
Su Xiaoluo was rather daring, having lived so close to the undead all her life. She walked up to the body and flipped it over.
“He’s still breathing… someone, help!” Su Xiaoluo immediately called for the villagers when she discovered that the man was still barely breathing.