In the Aogiri tree’s stronghold, Su Xiao became confused because of the Reincarnation Paradise’s notifications.
[Hint: As the hunter has successfully killed the offender, the hunting mission is completed.]
[This hunt was completed through the hunter assisting the Reincarnation Paradise. Since this is the first hunt, you will still receive the full reward.]
[You get a bronze honor medal x1.]
[Because the hunter received a ‘bronze honor medal’, the honor store will be open to you, once you return to the Reincarnation Paradise (Location: Hunter’s exclusive room).]
[Bronze honored medal]
Introduction: You can redeem items in the honor store.
The series of notifications confused Su Xiao. The hunting task was completed? Wasn’t the detection range one kilometer? What exactly did the offender look like? Su Xiao scratched his head.
Even though Su Xiao did not understand how it happened, the current situation was clear.
The main task and the hunting task were completed. He could return at any time, but he had to complete the ‘hidden task: source’ first. If this hidden task were to fail, he would have his attributes reduced.
Regarding the hunting mission, Su Xiao was not confused anymore, he had gotten some clues.
If his main task (3) had failed, he would have been forcibly executed. Apparently, the contractors of the ghoul’s side had to face the same consequences for their failure. The offender should be one of the ones that were forcibly executed.
It seemed like the Reincarnation Paradise did not like those who offended the rules, and would kill them at the first opportunity.
Su Xiao looked up at Xi Lolo in the corner. His expression was clearly saying ‘Why are you still alive?’.
Paying attention to Su Xiao’s glance, Xi Lolo stood up, her back straight, and took out a cracked parchment.
“I have this, a must-have for workers! Even if the main task fails, I will not be forcibly executed, but there are no clearance rewards either. The workers contribute to the Reincarnation Paradise so they can redeem these ‘mission failure exemption tickets’, 4000 paradise coins per paper, I’m not lying.”
Su Xiao’s eyes widened at the sight. A ticket that could exempt contractors from the main line task punishment? This was a good thing.
“But you won’t be able to use these, only workers can use the ‘mission failure exemption ticket’.
This is our exclusive benefit.”
Su Xiao finally understood, workers only needed to survive until the task got finished. It would be good if they were able to complete the main task, but if they fail to complete it, they will only lose 4,000 paradise coins.
Xi Lolo looked for someone to protect her and paid 5000 paradise coins to buy her life, and now she had this ticket worth 4000 paradise coins. How many paradise coins did she have?
Workers in the derivative world = Rich = Target for kidnapping.
It seemed that the profit of doing business in the Reincarnation Paradise was not small at all, but unfortunately, the time he had spent in the Reincarnation Paradise was too short, and he needed to use that precious time to improve his strength.
Between gaining currency and improving his strength, Su Xiao would choose his strength.
“Goodbye, boss. I’ve survived.”
Xi Lolo’s body gradually became transparent, a space crack appeared behind her, then Xi Lolo disappeared.
This amazing scene, except for Su Xiao, no one in the room was aware of it.
Now, Su Xiao could return as long as he completed the ‘hidden task: source’.
He felt like all his stress was swept away, Su Xiao suddenly felt relaxed.
“Byakuya, I have fulfilled my promise, it’s time to leave.”
Arima Kisho said. Even if Arima Kisho hadn’t spoken, Su Xiao would’ve taken the initiative to ask when they were going.
“Takatsuki Sen, how far are the preparations on your end?”
Arima Kisho looked at Takatsuki Sen.
“Preparations are complete, most of it comes from China, the United States, and Germany. Although they cost a lot of money, they are very advanced.”
The dialogue between the two confused Su Xiao. But Takatsuki Sen did not explain, she just took them to the lower level of the stronghold.
As the five people arrived in front of the basement of the stronghold, they saw many ghouls standing guard in front of the basement. These ghouls’ equipment was really overkill, some of them even carried the famous RPG launchers.
“If Aogiri tree has heavy weaponry like this, why don’t you take the fight to CCG?”
Su Xiao voiced his doubts.
“We don’t dare to.”
Takatsuki Sen’s answer stunned Su Xiao.
“We used these a few years ago, but after we were bombarded by a small missile, we did not dare use these anymore. As long as we don’t use large-scale hot weaponry, CCG will not use them as well. This is the rule between us.”
Su Xiao understood, they were afraid of being bombarded by missiles or artillery. Sometimes he felt sympathy for Aogiri tree. They had to deal with passionate Investigators in the open, and there were the occasional attacks from V and the military in the dark, what misfortune.
As the five of them entered the basement, the incandescent lights turned on. What Su Xiao saw made him doubt whether he had entered a basement or a military arsenal.
There were boxes of munitions stacked at the walls of the basement. There were hundreds of long and short firearms, heavy machine guns, assault rifles, light and heavy sniper rifles and more.
In a container in the center of the room, there were various explosives. After seeing these explosives, Su Xiao’s eyes stayed glued on them.
His shooting was too accurate, to the point where he pretty much missed every single shot, so he preferred the big, powerful explosives, throwing out grenades one after another.
“Take what you want, these weapons will make it easier for us to get in, we won’t need to worry about those primitive ghouls.”
As Takatsuki Sen was talking, she had picked up a heavy machine gun and slung it over her shoulder. She thought for a moment and picked up two handguns, holstering them on her calves, and then began to stash a large number of ammo belts and pistol magazines.
Arima Kisho and Priest also began to choose various firearms. Kirishima Arata stood at the door, embarrassed that he could not use firearms.
Su Xiao took an olive drab bag, which was quite spacious, and threw grenade after grenade inside. Even though he put a lot into the bag, it did not seem to fill up.
Actually, every time his hand reached into the bag, he alternated between putting the grenades into the bag and into the storage space. He had a different purpose from Arima Kisho, who wanted to destroy the ‘source’, he wanted to claim it for himself.
Soon, the bag was filled. Additionally, Su Xiao hung a dozen more grenades at his waist for convenience.
Takatsuki Sen frowned and looked at the big bag in Su Xiao’s hand.
“You don’t use guns?”
“My shooting skills, well, how can I say it, I won’t be of help past ten meters or so.”
Takatsuki Sen did not say anything else. After everyone had selected their weapons of choice, they took a van and went straight to the 24th district.
The van was very bumpy, so Su Xiao was somewhat frustrated.
After they arrived at the 24th district, the van did not drive to the entrance to the underground, but to a desolate place.
In the vicinity of a large stone, which was a few meters in diameter, a dark hole appeared.
Needless to say, this was the entrance to the underground passageways that Aogiri tree dug.
They entered, and with Takatsuki Sen’s guidance, rushed to the central city.
It should have taken them a few hours to get there, but it appeared that she knew a clear route, so the five people arrived in front of the entrance to the central city in just two hours.
Looking down from the entrance, there were many ordinary ghouls in the central city. Since the well was blown up and the primitive ghouls were killed by Su Xiao and Arima Kisho, these ordinary ghouls had returned to their home.
Su Xiao was hesitant. What could they do if the ghouls in the central city were to rush up, but he suddenly felt relieved after feeling the heavy weight of the bag on his shoulders.
He could just spam grenades. Furthermore, he had Takatsuki Sen, the king of the ghouls beside him. If she couldn’t control these ghouls, she should just go drown in a puddle.
[E/N: Originally a Japanese Idiom, “go and hit her head on a corner of tofu and die”, saying something like a person being really stupid or smth.]
The five people entered the central city, but Su Xiao and Arima Kisho immediately caused a large commotion among the ghouls.
Different from his imagination, these ghouls did not have any idea of fighting, they were just afraid because most of their companions were killed by Arima Kisho over the time.
Takatsuki Sen looked at the group of ghouls who had escaped, looking sad.
“Go, let’s go to the passage. Even if the top of the well is blown up, we can reach the middle of the well there, we have to go deep into ‘hell’.”
The five people arrived at a steel building in the central city. After Takatsuki Sen pressed a few buttons on the wall of the room, the sound of a machine operating could be heard, and a steel channel, going in a diagonally downward direction, opened on the ground in the center of the room.
The five people stood in front of the new passage, they had to go deep into the unknown and enter an extremely dangerous area.
The five people had different backgrounds, and their personality was also very different.
Su Xiao: He was usually lazy, but he could hurt his enemy’s weak points using his sword. If he had even one chance to take his opponents head, the battle would be over.
Takatsuki Sen: She was lively and emotional in her human state, but would become a brutal killer after transforming into her Kakuja state.
Arima Kisho: He did not have any expressions on his face, at least most of the time, and did not have much time remaining.
Kirishima Arata: A positive, warm man, who was nice to whomever he spoke, his strength was unknown.
Priest: He usually smiled, but his intentions were unknown. Although he looked like a loving old man, he was actually very shrewd.
Su Xiao glanced around the four people, his eyes were flashing. He was thinking about the true purpose of these guys.
Among them, there were three people whom he needed to keep watch on. The dangerous people were Arima Kisho as the third, the second was the priest, and the most dangerous one was Arata Kirishima!
A ghoul who had been imprisoned by CCG for many years as a ‘Kakuhou grower’, would he really still have such a positive mentality? Su Xiao doubted it.
With five people in the team, they had five different purposes. This was very interesting. Who would be the ultimate winner?
Su Xiao would bet his life on his victory.