He was quite satisfied with himself, he was gaining points and learning to better use his skills in actual battle situations. If he could he would buy himself some sort of high tech training chamber to train instead of in a safe environment.
He stretched a bit and looked around his surroundings, it looked gruesome. There were dead bugs everywhere and they gave off a pungent smell. The centipedes were monsters with a poison attribute to them. The whole place was covered with various liquids besides blood and they ranged from yellow to purple.
Matt grimaced as he started to place the corpses in his storage ring. He sure hoped that those tribespeople would find a use for these giant bug remains. He was a bit disturbed while walking around the remains at least he didn’t need to directly touch the remains just get close enough so he used his sword to hover slightly above ground level. This took him some time as he also started checking out the surroundings wondering if these types of bugs hoarded any items. He thought that maybe he could get some added treasure, but he didn’t find anything and the openings in the hill were kind of narrow. Matt didn’t want to crawl into the dark an unknown even though the minimap didn’t show anything living inside, what if there was something blocking the signal and some creepy thing pounces on his face?
*Okay, I have some points now. But that skill sure does use a lot of energy if I have to spam it for an hour.*
His core was working in overdrive as it naturally sucked in spiritual energy from the surroundings to replenish his used up tank. He felt like he lost about half his Qi while going berserk with the javelin skill. He focused to bring out his lightning sword now with one hand, while summoning the spear with the other hand. He held both of them in the same way and concentrated.
*Hm… even though these two skills look similar and have a similar length to it, the javelin drains a bit more… maybe because it has to have enough punch to it, so when I throw it, it doesn’t dissipate. The sword is always close to my body so I can sustain it better.*
He started to learn about managing his Qi reserves while engaging in battle. But he also wanted to test out some close-range combat and incorporate his other skills. He had the basic fighting knowledge to use punches and kicks, plus he had that flashy movement art that made him very hard to hit, but it was a bit hard to hit anything while moving as well. He sure could use a sparring partner or something for this, was kind of hard to learn much on your own, guess he would need to find himself, someone, to train with…
However, he did not see any old Asian grandpas that would teach him the way of the Dao while he cleaned their fence anywhere within the area he was in. For the time being the monsters around this area would be used to test out his plethora of skills which he didn’t have an awful lot of. For the remainder of the day, he flew around the area taking it easy. He helped the members of the saucy tribe here and there if he spotted anyone in danger but he didn’t find any more infested breeding grounds of monsters like the poison insects.
Matt managed to find a nice elevated spot as well, it was a larger hill, maybe it could be considered a small mountain but he didn’t really know. He sat down in the lotus position as he did the previous day and started cultivating. The clouds soon gathered around him as he sucked in the spiritual Qi from around the area, the beasts and animals fleeing the spot that he was in as they noticed someone of a higher cultivation level. The beasts were somewhat intelligent and unless they had that strange berserk status they would not bring themselves in harm’s way.
He spent the remainder of the day there, managing to go from 5% to 12% in his cultivation. Matt was a bit surprised that he was advancing so fast but that was probably because this was just the early stage, plus his body cultivation didn’t budge at all as he needed to get some weapons to absorb.
He saw the sun starting to go down on the horizon, so it was time to return. He probably could handle himself during the night, but due to his old habits, he decided to head to his temporary home in the village. People could see him wooshing about in the sky, clasping their hands in respect as they saw him. Matt headed to the Chief’s house, for now, he wanted to get rid of the giant centipede monster corpses as soon as he could, it didn’t feel right to carry those things around with him.
“Greetings Senior Dong.”
Said Yang Shan as he saw the cultivator in white who was standing outside his abode, he tried to beckon him over to his home for a chat and maybe some tea but Matt just waved him over instead. The Chief walked over and looked at the man who was scratching the back of his neck and thinking about something.
“So, uh… remember the deal from yesterday? I did hunt some monsters, so uh could you guys take care of the bodies?”
Yang Shan smiled in response as the deal didn’t sound bad at all, they didn’t really need to do much on their own, just process the goods and earn a bit of spare change while getting food and resources.
“Oh yes! Sure, sure just let us handle it.”
The Chief looked ecstatic as this would aid his tribe a lot.
“So… where can I unload the bu… the beasts… Probably going to need a large area…”
He asked while scratching the back of his neck even more.
“Oh, you don’t need to trouble yourself, Senior, just drop the beasts off anywhere you want, our Tribesmen will begin processing them immediately!”
“Are you sure? … right here in front of your house? “
Matt looked at the burly man that just nodding with a smile on his face and shrugged, looking at his ring as he took a few steps back. He took out his flying sword first which made the tribe chief a bit puzzled. He then flew up so that he could begin the dumping procedure. Yang Shan then looked in bewilderment as a mountain of dead giant centipede monsters quickly piled up in front of his home, blocking the main gate fully from one side. There were a couple of other monsters in there but the dead bug parts were the things you mostly saw.
“Well then… I’m going to turn in for the night… you guys have fun.”
Matt quickly zoomed out of there on his sword while the Tribe Chief’s face started twitching. From all the monsters this Senior could hunt he had to go for the dreaded Giant centipedes, this kind of monster wasn’t edible for humans at they were poisonous and their bodies were hard to process. They could kind of fashion crude armors and weapons from the insect shell and their sharp mandibles, the cores were the most lucrative part as they could be sold. He barked some orders at his retainers that moved out to gather more people, this mountain of dead bugs would be a chore to clean out as the poison from the bodies was dripping down into the soil already.
“I’ll have to designate a special building for this… that senior is an odd one… “
While the other people were slaving… happily working through the night to clean up the graciously gifted animal remains, Matt brought up his status screen of his gains. He managed to rack up more points after the bug wars.
Zhang DongZhang Clan6084Core Formation [Early Stage 12%] (Lightning Core)Foundation Establishment [Middle Stage 0%] (Silver Body)Lightning Qi cultivation art, Silver Body Arts, Thunderlight Sword, Thunder Movement Art…Dao of Heavenly Lightning, Dao of Smithing and CraftingSenior Aura
“Not bad for the first day … feel a bit sorry for those guys, but there were a couple of edible looking beasts in that pile… sure hope dropping them in that bug pile wasn’t a bad idea…”
It, of course, was a bad idea as the poison from the centipedes soaked into the other creatures remains but it could be eaten as the tribe people did have some cleansing and cleaning measures. They, of course, coursed him out at night as they found out that there would be even more work for them due to this. Matt just flopped onto his bed and rested while thinking about the things that he should do tomorrow.
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