Chapter 207: The Wilderness Rangers
Such situations were far from being a rare occurrence.
Qin Feng already knew that he was within the Wilderness Rangers’ defensive perimeter and so, he got down from the vehicle and ordered for Bai Li to tuck it away.
As the hover tank descended toward the ground, it quickly became apparent that it would be an extremely difficult task to travel over such a terrain.
Of course, that applied only to a normal human being. For Bai Li and Qin Feng, it was the same as walking over a smooth surface.
Qin Feng felt someone’s consciousness making contact with his own before disappearing quickly, like it had run away out of fear.
It did not take long before a large search party appeared in front of them.
These men were all wearing full combat fatigues, each with a G-tier runic equipment. They were covered from head to toe in green camouflage and the weapons they were toting appeared to all be of the same model.
The Wilderness Rangers!
“You’ve arrived, Mayor Qin!”
The team moved forward to welcome Qin Feng respectfully. Too respectfully in fact, as they had developed an inexplicable fear toward the man.
If it were yesterday, no one would even know who this Qin Feng character was. All it took was one day for a great deal of them to know of his exploits.
It went to the point where the other four great colonies had all turned their attention toward Fengli Colony, which had the potential to develop into the strongest colony in the near future.
In Chengyang City, uttering Qin Feng’s name was like some sort of a taboo.
This was because the people of Chengyang City feared that the man would someday unleash great havoc upon their city.
These were all in fact, mere speculations, and Qin Feng, being in the eye of the storm, was the least affected by these nonsensical claims. Even till now, n.o.body had come spying on Qin Feng for intel gathering.
If not for Yang Sanhu’s request for help, Qin Feng would not even consider leaving the colony.
“You’re pretty fast aren’t you, Mayor Qin! Apologies for inconveniencing you with this matter!” Yang Sanhu hurriedly stepped forward and shook hands with Qin Feng.
“It’s my pleasure. I can’t leave an army waiting for me now, can I?”
Finally, a glimmer of hope appeared in Yang Sanhu’s eyes, reflecting his growing confidence in Qin Feng.
If they were to travel in a straight line, it would not take too long at all to reach their destination. However, being in the wilderness, the terrain and the dense jungle foliage were obstacles that prevented Yang Sanhu from bringing with him too many men. Since they had to take detours around various natural obstacles, their trek would take at least two days.
Somehow, Qin Feng was able to complete the journey within a single day. To achieve such a feat, his speed must have been incredible!
“Mayor Qin, you must be dead tired from travelling all the way here. How about you catch some rest?”
Qin Feng adamantly shook his head. Right now, he could not wait to see what the scene looked like firsthand.
“No need for that. I rested well in my vehicle the night before. Now that my bones have all loosened up, time for some exercise!”
“Do you need me to gather more men?”
Yang Sanhu was still quite nervous about the operation.
After all, the power of a human paled so much in comparison to an ultra beast’s.
Even if Qin Feng had achieved ground-breaking improvements, even if he had brought down the Xin family, it might still be insufficient to take the life of an ultra beast. However, Yang Sanhu wanted to try his luck, especially after hearing that Qin Feng had defeated the Xin family’s contract ultra beast.
“That won’t be necessary. Bringing me alone will be enough!”
Qin Feng was not particularly bothered by Yang Sanhu’s doubtfulness. After all, this feeling would soon disappear after seeing Qin Feng in action.
“Very well. Now, follow me, Mayor Qin!” Yang Sanhu took the lead and ventured forth into the foliage. “It’s quite far away. Would you mind if I use my ancient warrior abilities?”
Qin Feng nodded. “Go ahead!”
Yang Sanhu unleashed his internal strength, which flowed throughout his body. The next step he took was so powerful that the earth cracked open. And so, the speed at which the team was travelling increased by a significant margin.
Yang Shanhu’s strengthened body allowed him to move forward through the dense jungle swiftly.
“Disorienting steps!” Qin Feng’s speed too, increased drastically. However, the manner in which he gained speed was not through his legs moving faster but rather, through constantly s.h.i.+fting his position. Unleas.h.i.+ng his internal strength completely, Qin Feng’s speed matched that of the general’s.
Bai Li did not possess such tricks. However, being a beast king tier ent.i.ty herself, she was able to float effortlessly behind the duo, propelling herself forward by kicking the ground, where an immense amount of internal strength would shoot out.
It took them nearly ten minutes of travelling before reaching an even denser part of the jungle.
“This is it. The territory of that scaled tiger!” Yang Sanhu announced to the team. His steps had grown noticeably more cautious as he shuffled between the trees.
The scaled tiger was the overlord here. Anything that dared enter its hunting grounds would automatically become its prey regardless of its species.
Qin Feng spread his consciousness throughout the jungle.
There were quite a few ultra beasts roaming around the place but none of them were as strong as the scaled tiger. Of course, this meant that they did not pose too much of a threat to the Wilderness Rangers too.
“I’ve found it!” Qin Feng said as he lifted his leg.
The scaled tiger was still having its breakfast.
It was an F-tier black bear. In the eyes of the scaled tiger however, this was nothing but an appetiser.
Perhaps in its previous hunts, there had been no other ultra beasts that challenged its position in this part of the jungle. What the scaled tiger did not expect was for human beings to make their appearance in its territory.
Human skin was easy to tear through and their flesh was tender. It was indeed a delicacy in comparison to its usual prey.
The scaled tiger licked its scale-covered face and slowly got up from its half-eaten meal. An additional side-dish of human flesh sounded delicious.
The tiger had its eyes locked onto Qin Feng. In the next moment, it sprung forth like a compressed spring, pouncing toward him.
Qin Feng on the other hand, did not even flinch. Channeling internal strength into his fists, he raised his arm at the incoming predator.
The sound of an explosion filled the air. Qin Feng’s fist created an afterimage from the sheer force of his punch, which then expanded to ten times its original size and swept toward the scaled tiger like a typhoon.
The scaled tiger hesitated while attacking, as if sensing some great danger heading its way.
With its claws retracted, a similar explosion but of a metallic green color, filled the air.
As the two clashed, a series of eardrum-bursting explosions rang out.
Yang Sanhu, who arrived one step too late to the fight, observed the fight unfold between man and beast. In the end, it was the scaled tiger that scurried away from the battlefield.
Qin Feng gave chase to the escapee.
Out of panic, the scaled tiger dodged from tree to tree.
“Roar!” The scaled tiger roared wildly as the scales on its body grew denser by the second.
Coming from an other-worldly plane, this beast general had a powerful energy core that was of the metal-attribute.
As the number of scales increased, the body of the scaled tiger too, grew larger and larger.
In the blink of an eye, the scaled tiger grew to a height of a two-story building, which was about five meters tall.
WIth such a thick layer of armored scales, internal strength would no longer be able to penetrate the layer and inflict injuries on the tiger. Its combat capability surged with its sudden growth in size too.
Standing underneath its hulking body, Qin Feng looked like a harmless ant waiting to be torn apart.
It opened its gigantic maw. Then, the scaled tiger charged toward Qin Feng.
This time, Qin Feng did not stand there stubbornly. Nimbly, he dodged to the side, away from the beast’s attack.
“Phantom Motion Steps!”
Qin Feng turned into an afterimage and disappeared from where he stood. The scaled tiger’s tail pa.s.sed straight through the illusion and slammed into a giant tree that stretched twenty meters into the canopy.
The tree was bent in half at the trunk, which was its thickest part. Slowly, it came cras.h.i.+ng down toward the jungle floor.
In the blink of an eye, dust and leaves filled the air, blinding everyone on the scene.
The scaled tiger charged mindlessly in every direction, hoping to mow down Qin Feng in its path.
Qin Feng knew well that internal strength was completely useless against such an opponent!
“Fire Dragon attack!”
Qin Feng’s consciousness surged madly.
In the world of consciousness, a fire dragon spiralled into the skies above the diamond planet, crossing dimensions into Qin Feng’s reality.