The tunnel Su Xiao and the ghouls fought in was not too wide, only three or so meters, so only four ghouls could rush him at the same time, which kept the pressure low.
Four ghouls rushed at Su Xiao, and strangely enough, they didn’t use Kagune.
It was currently impossible for Su Xiao to ponder this, as even without Kagune, this many ghouls were still hard to get rid of.
Su Xiao held Dragon Flash tightly and slashed, causing a few white lines to appear.
Several limbs were cut off, the ghouls in front of Su Xiao were all screaming.
Then, Su Xiao continued his attacks!
A sword flashed, several ghouls close to him had their throats cut, blood sprayed out seemingly without end.
The four ghouls in front of him had fallen to the ground, but other ghouls filled in the space immediately, they did not give him any time to rest.
Su Xiao was highly concentrated, his sword slashed into the new ghouls as fast as he could manage.
Flesh and blood splashed, limbs fell, in less than two minutes, Su Xiao had already plastered the ground with bodies.
After noticing this situation, Su Xiao merely jumped on top of the bodies.
Although the bodies were somewhat squishy and would cause his footwork to be unstable, if he stayed on the ground, the incoming ghouls would eventually hold the high ground.
Standing on top of a pile of bodies, he took advantage of his elevated position to continue his attack.
Every sound of battle was closely followed by the roar of a ghoul dying.
It had been five minutes since they started the fight, and still, Su Xiao did not see any ghouls use their Kagune.
These ghouls seemed to not know how to use their Kagune, or maybe they did not have them in the first place.
Still, these ghouls were very strong and their physical defenses very high. The durability of Dragon Flash dropped by 3 points in a very short time.
The durability of Dragon Flash was now at 28/40. If this battle were to last for two more hours, the durability of Dragon Flash might reach 0.
With no other options, Su Xiao could only activate Azure Steel Shadow. He had 253 points of mana in total, so Azure Steel Shadow could last for hours.
A faint blue glow appeared on the surface of Dragon Flash, and the necessary power to slash through the enemies’ bodies was now significantly smaller.
Just after Su Xiao cut yet another ghoul apart, a ghoul surprisingly leaped from a small distance away and tried to surprise Su Xiao.
Su Xiao kicked the ghoul in front of him back and cut the airborne ghoul from bottom to top.
Just like that, the ghoul who tried to jump him was directly cut in two, and Su Xiao stopped paying attention to him.
Just as he was preparing to kill a ghoul in front of him, he suddenly felt a stinging pain in his calf.
Looking down, he saw the ghoul that had been halved biting into his calf.
Previously, these ghouls gave Su Xiao the feeling that they were strong and had hard bodies.
Now, he would need to add something to the list: They were tenacious.
Su Xiao lifted his calf and the ghoul, who was still biting him, had its teeth torn out.
Then he stomped the ghoul’s head, causing a white liquid splashed about and the skull to be crushed.
In the few seconds it took to deal with this threat, another ghoul had already rushed to him.
Su Xiao’s expression changed, the distance was almost too close.
But it was no difficulty for him, as always had been a flexible fighter. He turned Dragon Flash in his hand until the handle pointed forward.
The handle hit the ghoul in the face, causing the ghoul to scream while taking a few steps back.
Another slash, and the ghoul was dead.
A gunshot rang behind him, and a ghoul that was next to Su Xiao had its head blown off.
Su Xiao risked a glance back and saw Yuna holding a slender gun. It was Yuna’s Quinque, Red Moon.
Discovering Yuna could attack from a distance, Su Xiao became relaxed a bit.
While she was covered by Arima Kisho and him, Yuna could focus on her shooting.
Arima Kisho was in a similar situation as Su Xiao, they both stood on piles of bodies.
And Yuna was in the middle of the two piles.
On one side was Su Xiao, and on the other side was Arima Kisho.
The killing continued, but it was inevitable for Su Xiao to get hurt eventually, when he was fighting with this many ghouls. Especially so, since some of the primitive ghouls, hidden among the others, carried some kind of black, stone spears.
Those ghouls equipped with black stone spears were very dangerous, but their numbers were not too high.
Su Xiao’s thigh was stabbed by one of the spears and blood seeped out.
Two short screams rang, it was the ghoul leader who had been hiding in the distance.
After those two short screams, all the ghouls turned crazy, hysterically rushing Su Xiao, this should have been the signal to attack him.
The pressure had suddenly increased, and Su Xiao could hardly hold on.
Su Xiao’s eyes began to flash with red light as he screamed and attacked the ghouls in front of him.
Puchi! Puchi! Puchi!
After the three attacks, several ghouls in front of Su Xiao were cut into pieces.
The intense fight continued for about 20 more minutes, which caused Su Xiao’s power to drop significantly. Soon, Su Xiao would be able to hold on.
Even with his improved attribute points, in this kind of full-on battle, he couldn’t fight for too long.
Su Xiao looked at Arima Kisho, who stood close to him. Arima Kisho’s gentle look had disappeared, his glasses were broken, and his whole body was covered in blood.
A long and a short scream rang, and the ghouls who were fighting with Su Xiao suddenly stopped and gradually retreated.
Su Xiao gasped heavily, and looked at the ghouls, confused.
Then he took stock of the situation, still standing on the bodies of the fallen ghouls.
Su Xiao and Arima Kisho took the chance to get a bit of distance between them and the ghouls.
The leader, the one with a fish-shaped pattern on his face, looked at Su Xiao and Arima Kisho with absolute hatred etched onto his face.
Maybe they managed to kill too many of the primitive ghouls, and their leader had chosen to retreat.
The large group of ghouls retreated from both sides of the tunnel, and Su Xiao did not choose to pursue.
This group of ghouls was just too strong. If the battle had lasted for another few minutes, he would’ve been overwhelmed by the crowd.
Once those ghouls had completely disappeared, Su Xiao leant against the wall, feeling incredibly exhausted.
Arima Kisho was not faring any better than him, he was using ‘Narukami’ to support himself to stand.
“What do we do now?”
Only Yuna had physical strength left, as she had only supported them from the center.
“We’ll leave this place right away.”
“Let’s leave this place right away.”
Su Xiao and Arima Kisho spoke at the same time, stunning Yuna.
“The smell of blood here is too heavy, it will only lead to more and more ghouls coming over.”
Su Xiao lit a cigarette and barely managed to stand up straight.
“We’ll return to the temporary branch, this exploration is over.”
It seemed that Arima Kisho didn’t expect encountering the primitive ghouls, so he wanted to end this exploration ahead of time.
Yuna shrugged to show she had no objection.
The three returned in the direction they come from, and after walking for about 10 minutes, the three temporarily stopped.
Su Xiao and Arima Kisho both needed some rest, so Yuna took her Quinque and stood watch.
Su Xiao sat against the meat wall. In this battle, he scored 2670 CCG contribution points, and that was without calculating the Kakuhou.
But he wasn’t aiming on taking the Kakuhou of those he killed any longer, because if more ghouls were to appear, he would die in these tunnels.
After Su Xiao, Arima Kisho and Yuna left the place of the fight, several ghouls slowly approached the place.
“Who is the new guy, he is really strong.”
“I don’t know, but we have to be more careful for now. Tell the children not to leave ‘Central City’ for the time being.”
These ghouls were different from the primitive ones. They wore normal clothes, even if a bit worn, and they spoke the human language.
A ghoul looked at the bodies with a bitter face and said:
“These crude beasts, they will need to get stronger, or they won’t be able to come out again.”
“What do we do? The ‘leader’ is not in the central city right now, she is fighting against the CCG above the ground.”
The ghouls were silent, until eventually, they chose to leave and walk deeper into the 24thdistrict.