Chapter 551: Dead and Alive
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
The two proceeded to find a place to rest for the night. The number of tourists had declined significantly due to the chaos stirred up by the undead. Even the luxurious hotels were incredibly cheap.
They would depart the next day. Mo Fan was not in a rush to go to bed. He asked Liu Ru to tag along as he headed to the outer walls.
The Kingdom of Undead was infamous across the world, yet Mo Fan had never seen it before. He was trying to prepare himself mentally for tomorrow.
The outer walls were incredibly tall, surrounding the city like steel barrels. Mo Fan used his identity of a Hunter to go to the top of the walls. When he reached the top, he was astonished to discover that the number of guards was ten times higher than the number he saw in the morning.
A cold breeze swept past from the distance, bringing the rotten scent of graveyard soil. The guards referred to it as the smell of death.
The tall walls extending into the horizon stood still on the land, like they had intercepted the pitch-black land right in the center. However, if one were observing from high up in the sky, they would discover that countless people were moving inside the walls, and similarly, there were countless figures roaming aimlessly outside the walls, too…
The clouds were like black silk, densely crowded together. As darkness loomed over the land nurtured by the dew of death, many unknown creatures started to climb out from graves hidden under the ground for decades, and observed their surroundings with green, glowing eyes.
A few inhalations later, they had captured the scent of something alive from upwind… a huge bunch of them!
Suddenly, the roaming undead sprang toward the Ancient Capital as if they were possessed by demons!
Their black figures looked like a crowd of refugees lunging at food. However, when they gathered together and slammed into the walls like a rolling tide, their savage faces and hungry eyes made the scalps of the Magicians on top of the walls turn numb!
The cries of the undead rose. Despite the walls in between, the people at the center of the city were still able to hear the unique wailing cries of the dead clearly.
The undead grouped up at the walls, trying to break through the defensive barrier that was stopping them from feeding themselves with their claws and teeth. Some even tried to ram the walls with brute force, and ended up smashing themselves into pieces, with blood splattering everywhere!
“I can feel my legs shivering,” said Liu Ru nervously, standing at the edge of the walls.
Mo Fan cast a side glance at Liu Ru and teased her, “Strictly speaking, you’re an undead too.”
Liu Ru puffed her cheeks unhappily, as if she were implying, Even if I’m an undead, I’m still a pretty undead!
“Why are there so many of them?” Liu Ru glanced into the distance.
The walls extended into the distance like mountains, and similarly, she could see packs of undead along the walls…
The undead had stacked up into human pyramids at certain spots, where they were stepping on one another, trying to climb over the walls.
The guards had no intention of letting them pass. Soon, the groups of Magicians began to launch their Fire, Ice, Lightning, and Wind Spells in all sorts of colors at the undead. Chunks of flesh and blood scattered in the air, a spectacular, terrifying sight!
“Those who have no business here please leave!” a loud voice which came out of nowhere demanded.
Mo Fan and Liu Ru no longer had the chance to watch the battle. They were chased away, but right before they went down the walls, Mo Fan saw a giant shadow appearing in the horizon!
The shadow was surrounded by lots of moving figures, spreading out like a wave. Even though he was unable to see clearly, he could easily tell how dense the undead was.
The shadow uttered a roar into the sky, penetrating the sky like rolling thunder, and leaving the walls trembling.
If the Ancient Capital was a city, the shadow in the distance was a conqueror, commanding his army to launch a full assault at the city!
The sight stayed with Mo Fan for the rest of the night.
Everyone thought wars were far away from them, little did they know, this Ancient Capital that had remained standing for centuries had never stopped fighting wars.
A war between the dead and the living!
Mo Fan was unable to calm his astonishment for a long time.
The night was short to those who had fallen asleep early.
The night was endless for those still awake, as the battle outside the walls was still ongoing.
Mo Fan had trouble falling asleep, but he somehow made it to daytime.
The quaking from the distance had disappeared. Mo Fan opened the window. His gaze skipped the densely packed streets and alleys that were interconnected like a giant network and glanced at the long walls looming up in the fog. It felt like some parts had a gap between them, yet it was no different than last night.
Mo Fan was unable to see anything ten kilometers away clearly. He only knew that the battle had ended.
“Didn’t have a good sleep?” Liu Ru asked Mo Fan from the balcony beside.
“I don’t think anyone can sleep well, apart from those who have stayed here for some time. I shouldn’t have gone to the walls last night. I kept having a nightmare that the undead had broken through the outer walls,” said Mo Fan.
“It’s fine, we’re still inside them. Even if the outer walls collapsed, aren’t the inner walls still a line of defense?” said Liu Ru.
“Young girl, enough with the nonsense. The outer walls are guarded by thousands of Earth Magicians, how could they be broken through so easily? Once it collapsed, how many people are going to die? You can eat any food as you wish, but you shouldn’t say something like that!” said an old woman, who turned out to be the resident below them trimming the plants.
The place was fairly interesting. The lower levels consisted of service apartments, while the upper levels functioned like a hotel.
“Sorry,” said Liu Ru, sticking her tongue out.
“The young ones are so hopeless, they’ve all forfeited the spirit of protecting the traditions of the ancestors. All they know is staying inside the city and letting other people die for their sake…” mumbled the old woman.
Mo Fan and Liu Ru did not bother listening. They prepared themselves and headed for the outer walls to meet the shorty.
As they arrived at the south gate, Mo Fan was unable to find the shorty among the crowd, until he finally saw the top of his head jumping around after calling out for him.
He glanced in the direction of the shorty and saw a few people were gathered around him.
The other people looked ordinary, apart from a woman wearing a black veil that captured his attention.
Everyone would simply wear a mask nowadays, yet the girl was wearing a veil. Her appearance resembled a character from the ancient TV drama. Mo Fan could not tell if she was just trying to hide her face, or she was simply not a fan of the rotten smell coming from outside the walls.