The City of Terror - Chapter 185
Bai Ta Hill was part of the county's mountain range. The hill was 300 meters tall. The front part was protruded outward, and the back part extended to the mountain range. It was like a turtle head, protruding out of the mountain range.
This was also the reason why Bai Ta Hill's original name was Ao Tou Hill or Turtle Head Hill.
The white tower stood at the peak of the hill. It was entirely white with 1300 years of history. The fact that its color had not yet faded was a miracle.
The tower was made of bricks. The structure was hexagonal with 13 floors. Its height was 69 meters, and it was divided into four parts: the foundation, the base, the body, and the temple. Every floor had bells that rang whenever the winds blew past and could be heard from afar.
Inside the place, there were various Daoism statues such as the Celestial Emperor, Tai Sui, and many others.
On the outside, there were engravings and fairies. There were octagonal copper mirrors on every floor that could be called evil-warding mirrors. At the top of the tower, there was a four-sided, copper-casted sift with gems embedded in it with various images of fairies. This item could be called a national treasure.
Unfortunately, during times of turmoil, this treasure had been lost and could not be found until this day.
In the end, Bai Ta County was lacking in money, so the treasure was substituted with an iron cooking pot.
After passing by Bai Ta Hill, Wei Xiao Bei got down from the van. He waited until the van disappeared before covering his face with a black cloth. He quietly infiltrated the place and moved toward the tower.
The local militia had already set up sentries all around the hill to prevent villagers from entering. However, their attention was more on the hill, allowing Wei Xiao Bei to easily infiltrate it.
On top of the mountain, armed police were guarding the place while some police formed search parties. Every party was accompanied by police dogs. They were fully armed just based on their attires. Wei Xiao Bei knew that hiding from them was a difficult thing to do.
More than 10 search parties were already dispatched to search around the tower. They had just eaten lunch and were about to go back into searching around the mountain.
Seeing this scene, Wei Xiao Bei frowned. He went around the place and found a large tree. He climbed up and hid in the dense treetop, quietly waiting.
Because the place around the tower was steep, the vegetation was dense, making searches slower.
Time continuously passed by as the sun above his head began to move west.
Although it was fine now, the temperature around the tower was temperate. Moreover, the place was a mountain forest. Mosquitoes began to move in large groups, moving toward the sweat coming from the people.
Wei Xiao Bei could be considered as having bad luck. The mosquitoes had targeted him and continuously attacked his skin, forcing him to keep releasing electricity. Before the mosquitoes were able to land on his body and suck his blood, they all died while letting out smoke.
Not long after, there was a layer of mosquito corpses under the tree he was staying at.
Luckily, the place he was at had already been inspected by the people. Otherwise, people would find it strange when they saw the scene.
Wei Xiao Bei was still unable to change the voltage and electric current. Thus, continuously releasing electricity consumed a huge amount of energy.
Fortunately, he had bought food before he came up the mountain and was able to replenish his energy.
The sky gradually darkened. The search parties already searched through the waist of the mountain and moved toward the top.
In truth, this kind of searching was very effective.
After all, they were all bringing police dogs with them. Once the dogs found something strange, then it would be easy for them to notice it.
It must be known that dogs' intuition were high. Even Wei Xiao Bei did not dare say that he could hide from them.
Moreover, people who were stronger had been considered a bigger threat, making it easier for dogs to find them.
It was already past 7 p.m. The sky had already darkened as the search parties had already returned back to the top of the hill. It could be said that if the murderer hid on the mountaintop, then his distance to being captured was quite close.
It must be known that there were more than 10 armed police defending the peak close to the tower, watching for movements in the entire mountain.
With this kind of enclosure, it would be hard to escape.
At this time, Wei Xiao Bei's lazy appearance disappeared as he became serious. His gaze was on the top of the mountain as he had a premonition.
Even if the police force was that strong, he felt that catching the murderer would be a difficult task.
Suddenly, ringing sounds came from the mountain top, two gunshots were fired, and the dogs began to bark. Afterwards, Wei Xiao Bei faintly heard a few snarling sounds.
"He went that way!"
"Watch your guns, don't accidentally fire on one of us!"
Due to the suddenness of the situation, the men on top of the mountain were in chaos.
It was very clear that they had a contingency plan. Once the first moment of chaos began, the search parties would begin their chase.
The color of the sky was horrendous. If it was a normal person hiding in the lush treetops, they would not be able to see anything hundreds of meters away from them. Being able to see a few black dots would already be good enough.
However, Wei Xiao Bei's gaze focused on the mountaintop.
There, a black figure jumped and leaped while the search parties were slowly surrounding him. The dogs barked, and guns were fired as the black figure was slowly sinking into their enclosure.
Finally, the black figure swayed as blood spurted out from its body.
Wei Xiao Bei understood that the black figure had been hit by the gun.
However, what surprised the search parties was that when the black figure was shot, it only swayed a bit, and then it immediately charged down the mountain while ignoring the precipitousness of it. It was like a tiger that directly charged down.
It must be known that although the cliffs were not perfectly straight, the angles were still more than 35 degrees.
A 35 degree slope itself was not a joke.
It might not appear big in drawings, but people going down a mountain of this degree would need to be careful. A slight incaution would be enough to make one tumble down the mountain.
Moreover, there were certain areas where the slopes reach 60 degrees.
This was also the reason why the search parties wasted a lot of time.
However, once the the black figure charged down, it completely ignored its injured body and made others feel as if it was about to commit suicide.
The surprise caused by the black figure's behaviour had slowed down the movements of the search party
This was also part of human nature.
Since the black figure was about to kill itself, they did not back it and just followed behind to fetch the corpse.
However, the thing that happened next baffled the search parties.
When the black figure charged down, a loud bang sounded, and its back suddenly grew flame-colored wings that slowed down the black figure's descent.
Afterwards, the black figure once again put away its wings and landed in the forest and disappeared.
"Shoot! Shoot it!"
This sudden change had alarmed the search parties into thinking that they might have been too tired and their eyes were blurry.
How was this possible?
How could wings appear on the back of humans? Could it have been a demon?
As these thoughts entered the mind of the people, someone ordered them to open fire. They immediately raised their guns and fired, covering the forest with bullets.
Compared to the search parties, Wei Xiao Bei jumped down from the treetop and used the cover from the vegetation to move toward the black figure that disappeared.
Wei Xiao Bei was shocked. Compared to the search parties who only saw flame-colored wings, he understood that the wings were made of flames. Because of the black figure's speed of descent, the flames had extended, turning into wings.
At that moment, Wei Xiao Bei came to a conclusion.
It seemed that the black figure was related to the death of Old Wang. Moreover, it was just like Wei Xiao Bei that had entered and came out from the Dust World, but the figure had mastered the power of fire instead.
This made Wei Xiao Bei slightly excited.
Since long ago, Wei Xiao Bei had obtained great power from the Dust World, but he was a bit lonely inside with no one to talk about it.
Even if Huang Kun and Zhu Xin Yi were added to the equation, the difference in strength was too big. He could only be said to be their caretaker.
But now, he had found someone who had come and gone alone into the Dust World. Moreover, he had obtained a special ability like his [Release Electricity]. How could Wei Xiao Bei not be excited.
Maybe that person had also grasped something about the Dust World.
No matter what, Wei Xiao Bei began chasing after the black figure. He wanted to understand the situation.
At this moment, Wei Xiao Bei simply did not care about hiding himself anymore as he increased his speed and ran like a violent bear. He kept charging forward and ignored the vines, bushes, branches, and shrubs in his path. His speed had created a small path.
Even the search parties that were heading down thought that it might be an elephant passing through when they saw the path.
What day is today? Why does it feel like monsters are beginning to appear?
After running hundreds of meters, Wei Xiao Bei used his [Response Search]!
The black figure hid beside a big tree by digging a hole and covering it with thick leaves. Only its head could be seen.
Stop [Response Search]!
Wei Xiao Bei strode forward and used [Status Appraisal] on the black figure.
The black figure's status immediately appeared in Wei Xiao Bei's mind.