They spend all day digging at the ground and finding a way out. This sumptuous ‘roasted vegetables meal’ also relieved fatigue. After the meal, there were all types of fresh fruits to eat such as grapefruit, grapes, apples… it was a warehouse of fruits that could be bought in winter.
This time, they accidentally occupied a warehouse. They were really lucky.
After eating, Ye Qi remembered that ‘Mr Tang’ that Group Leader Yu had mentioned and couldn’t help asking, “Professor Xiao, what is the situation of Mr Tang that you said you would explain in detail after coming back? How could he give you an S-grade card?”
After the last instance clearance, Yu Hanjiang and Xiao Lou had gone to meet Brother Jiu and Tang Ci. Their teammates only knew that they went out and didn’t know where they had gone.
Xiao Lou glanced at Yu Hanjiang and once the other person agreed, he explained, “Do you remember Chairman Gui Yuanzhang of the Distant Association?”
Ye Qi nodded. “Yes, Old Gui’s brush card is very strong!”
Xiao Lou continued, “Mr Tang’s full name is Tang Ci and he is the director of the Intelligence Bureau and one of Old Gui’s teammates. They once formed a very strong team to clear this world and chose J of Clubs as the first secret room in the S-grade difficulty level. The result was that they were almost wiped out in J of Clubs.”
Shao Qingge couldn’t help raising his eyebrows when he heard this. “Isn’t Clubs about playing cards? How could they be wiped out?”
Yu Hanjiang answered in a deep voice, “The S-grade Clubs room isn’t a card or game world. It is a real person confrontation. The challengers will face 10 times the number of hunters. They thought that Clubs was the easiest and chose Clubs first. As a result, their team died in the Clubs room. Only four survived to the end.”
Xiao Lou continued, “This includes Old Gui and Tang Ci. In addition, there is Chu Huaying who is the leader of Luoying Pavilion and codenamed Spider Goddess. The last one is a mysterious character. He is currently undercover in the Hunter’s League and it is inconvenient to say his identity.”
They wouldn’t say anything about Brother Jiu for the time being. Before forming a team, the fewer people who knew that Brother Jiu was undercover, the safer it would be for him. Xiao Lou trusted his teammates but it would be bad if his teammates were controlled by others and leaked the secret.
The team members glanced at each other after hearing Xiao Lou’s words.
8 of Spades was already very difficult. How horrible was J of Clubs that it could actually wipe out Old Gui’s team? Everyone didn’t dare imagine it.
Yu Hanjiang stared at his teammates. “The S-grade rooms are really difficult but there is no need to worry. Old Gui and the others are interested in teaming up with us. There will be strong teammates joining us and the hopes of clearing the instance will be greater.”
Ye Qi was excited. “It turned out to be like this! No wonder why Old Gui invited us and gave us a lot of cards. Mr Tang also gave Professor Xiao such a strong S-grade surveillance card. They want to help improve our current fighting strength?”
Xiao Lou told him, “The drone is just one of them. Mr Tang has many mechanical S-grade cards. We didn’t tell you about this before because we were afraid you would have a fear of the S-grade secret rooms. Now it is time to tell everyone.” He paused and looked gently at his teammates. “The later rooms will become more difficult but the more rooms we pass, the stronger we will be. In addition, there will be strong teammates joining us in the S-grade secret rooms. Everyone shouldn’t worry too much.”
Ye Qi was very optimistic. “I also feel that eight people playing the survival room is very tense. It would be better if more teammates join the S-grade secret rooms.”
Shao Qingge joked, “In that case, I’ll be more comfortable lying down to win.”
Ye Qi glanced at him. “Gold father, can your Rich and Willfull copy Old Gui’s brush card for me? I am particularly curious about that brush that can make things move in the air. It feels more useful than the control of my musical instruments.”
Shao Qingge nodded. “Since you are calling me gold father, I will make more money and give you a copy.”
Ye Qi was very excited. “Great! We can copy two cards in every secret room as long as we have money. There will be more powerful cards… now I’ve found that the most powerful one is actually Chief Shao’s Rich and Willfull card! ”
Long Sen and the others nodded. “After all, there is money.”
Everyone talked and laughed. It soon reached 24:00.
A prompt appeared on everyone’s floating boxes at the same time.
[8 of Spades Doomsday Escape, the third day, 00:00 in the morning]
[Number of challengers remaining: 298]
Everyone was stunned when they saw this prompt.
There was a trace of worry in Xiao Lou’s eyes. “I remember that there were 344 people yesterday. Did so many die?”
Yu Hanjiang frowned slightly. “The more than 30 teams of challengers should’ve been scattered to different areas when entering the secret room. The east district we’ve chosen is probably the last place to be invaded by the bugs so we didn’t encounter danger all day. It isn’t necessarily the case for other people.”
Xiao Lou nodded. “It seems very important to find the right location. At that time, Group Leader Yu read the map and analyzed that the east district is the logistics distribution centre with many low buildings. The population density here is low and it was the right choice to come here. Some teams might’ve fled to the north, south or west of the city and were wiped out by the bugs.”
Yu Hanjiang added, “There might also be one or two infected people inside the challenger teams who killed their teammates.”
They thought of the Luoying Pavilion team who burned their teammate in the supermarket and couldn’t help being worried.
The death toll was as high as 46 people on the second day. It should be that 4-5 teams were destroyed. These people might’ve been infected by bad luck while evacuating the middle of the city. One person’s infection would destroy the entire team. Another possibility was that they chose the wrong evacuation route and were surrounded by the bug army.
By following Group Leader Yu to the east of the city, everyone successfully lived through the day. This wasn’t luck. It was due to the most powerful person in the team analyzing the situation of the city and making the most accurate choice.
Yu Hanjiang told them, “Take a break first. We don’t know the speed of the infection and the east can’t be stable for long. Be prepared to fight at any time.”
It was late and everyone entered their tents to sleep.
Nothing happened overnight.
The next day, the team had a rare day off.
Nothing happened the entire day and the team was a bit confused. The bugs really hadn’t come to the east of the city yet?
At 24:00, the prompt appeared on the floating boxes again.
[8 of Spades Doomsday Escape, the fourth day, 00:00 in the morning]
[Number of challengers remaining: 208]
Ye Qi’s eyes widened. “More than 90 people died today!”
The number of deaths on this day had doubled compared to yesterday. It might be that a large-scale battle broke out in a certain area. Around 10 teams of challengers had been infected or died directly. This situation wasn’t very optimistic.
Yu Hanjiang opened his mouth. “Perhaps the bugs went to the north, south or west of the city where the challengers were hiding. The escape plan didn’t turn out well and they were surrounded by the bug army and wiped out.”
After all, there was a limit to a small number of people fighting against a large number. 8 people fighting 50 was possible. It also might be possible to win against 500. However, fighting 5,000 or even 50,000 bugs? If they didn’t have a good plan in advance then they would be overwhelmed by the tide of bugs in an instant!
The doubled number of deaths made everyone nervous.
Xiao Lou suggested, “Don’t sleep tonight and keep watch in groups. Be vigilant at all times. The bug army might come to the east of the city soon.”
Ye Qi couldn’t help remembering the sight of countless bugs pouring from their nest and he shook. “I still can’t sleep.”
Just then, the sound of footsteps was heard outside.
After dark, Ye Qi had activated his bug in the snowman in front of the warehouse. The beginner level bug could listen for 30 minutes at a distance of 50 metres. Now it was full level and they could listen for eight hours continuously and the distance was increased to 500 metres.
Ye Qi raised his ears in an alert manner and made a ‘shh’ motion. “Someone has come.”
Since the sun hadn’t been seen in these two days, the snow on the road hadn’t melted. The ugly snowman Ye Qi piled under the tree hadn’t melted and the bug hidden inside it clearly transmitted the surrounding sound.
Yu Hanjiang took the eavesdropper from Ye Qi and listened carefully. “10 people are walking on the snow. Their footsteps are very regular unlike the crawling bugs. They should be nearby residents or challengers. Most likely, they are challengers.”
After all, the city residents were now in a panic and were hiding at home. A group of 10 people wouldn’t run around in the middle of the night.
Everyone looked at each other.
Xiao Lou whispered, “I will open the Peach Blossom Spring. We will hide first to see what they want to do.”