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Chapter 748: Planing to Sit Back and Wait
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Despite the answer that he got from the Backtracking Mirror being less than satisfactory, it was still better than no progress.
It was relatively easy for a monster with Enhanced Intelligence and mimicry ability to hide in an area that was two million square meters wide with more than 60 million residents. To look for it was like fishing for a needle in a haystack.
In addition to it being a new monster that had not been recorded in the monster guide, n.o.body knew where would it be hiding.
After they returned to the hotel, Lin Huang did not sleep. Instead, he continued discussing the case with b.l.o.o.d.y.
“I thought that the murderer would be capable of finding the victims because there's a spy in the Union Government. Based on what we know now, it disguised itself as the first victim and got the name list of the immortal-levels rank-1 to rank-3 from the Union Government. It was lucky though since its first victim was an executive of the Union Government.”
“I doubt if it was lucky or if it intentionally chose him to be its target. Its intention was to obtain the name list in the first place.” Lin Huang's heart skipped a beat when he heard what b.l.o.o.d.y said. He had never expected that a monster could be so scheming.
“It's really a terrifying monster…”
“It's okay. We'll catch it one day.” b.l.o.o.d.y was extraordinarily calm.
“We can monitor the entire foothold with Leech Pods. However, if it can really disguise itself as anyone, the monitoring pods can't do anything to it. Moreover, this is a human foothold. They have many types of skills that can probably detect the presence of your Leech Pods. You have to be extra careful to avoid being discovered. Also, there are many buildings in the foothold. The obstacles that you're going to encounter far surpa.s.s whatever you faced in any of the wild zones and danger zones. The performance of the monitoring pods might be affected as well. You have to consider all these factors.” Lin Huang stated all the problems that might arise.
However, after listening to what he said, b.l.o.o.d.y slightly shook its head. “It's not that troublesome. We don't need to monitor the whole city. We just need to monitor the potential victims. It will act soon. Instead of putting in a lot of effort to look for it, why not wait for it to fall into the trap?”
Lin Huang's eyes brightened as he heard that. “I almost forgot about it! There are only a few immortal-levels here. Those who are on immortal-level rank-1 to rank-3 are even lesser. Perhaps there are only 100 of them. Our workload is much lower if we were to monitor the 100 of them. With their combat strength, it's less likely that your Leech Pods will be discovered.”
“I plan to find out all the potential victims by tonight. Right when the Leech Pods are released into their body to monitor their position, I'll set up a surveillance system without blind spots near their residential areas. I don't think that it can run away!” Encountering an opponent with Enhanced Intelligence just like b.l.o.o.d.y, it was ambitious.
“Remember to send me their coordinates after you've found out where they are staying at. I'll have to save them in my dimensional relic so that we'll be able to reach there in the first place when it appears.” Lin Huang did not miss out on any detail.
Lin Huang fell asleep very quickly as he had to prepare himself for the battle in the morning.
b.l.o.o.d.y was busy until at about eight o'clock in the morning. It managed to find out about 118 of the potential victims who ranked immortal-level rank-1 to rank-3. It searched through the foothold repeatedly three times to make sure that it did not miss out on any of them.
After secretly releasing the Leech Pods into the body of the 118 potential victims, b.l.o.o.d.y did not activate them. Instead, it allowed the pods to lie dormant. b.l.o.o.d.y did not intend to control them. Instead, it wanted to determine their position and monitor them. The Leech Pods would take over their body when necessary so that it could control them to run away and avoid being killed.
Aside from releasing Leech Pods into their body, their house and toilet were being monitored by the surveillance system without any blind spots as well. Other than that, the area within a 10-kilometer radius from their house was being monitored by b.l.o.o.d.y. The surveillance system was activated for 24 hours. All of these were done to avoid the monster from escaping. Although the probability of this happening was relatively small, they had to consider whatever situation that might happen.
After setting everything up, Lin Huang had already finished his breakfast.
He got 118 of the coordinates from b.l.o.o.d.y and summoned Thunder. He then started another round of his work.
Soon, Thunder sent Lin Huang to each of the coordinates marked on the map.
He did consider asking for help from Kylie since her speed was on par with Thunder. However, as he thought about everyone in Martel City being in fear and they might a.s.sume Kylie to be the murderer, so Huang decided to ask for help from Thunder.
An immortal pet monster which had gone through its third mutation was rare in Martel City. Once Thunder was summoned, it caught many people's attention. Thanks to Thunder's tremendously terrifying speed, before the rest of them could surround it, it flapped its wings and left together with Lin Huang.
Thunder took about three to four minutes to travel from one coordinate to another. In order to save the coordinates, Lin Huang would need only a few minutes. However, he spent more than seven hours saving 118 of the coordinates in his dimensional relic.
It was slightly after four in the afternoon when they returned to the hotel.
Lin Huang then noticed that Xia Hou had called him for a few times. In order to save the coordinates more efficiently, he had disabled the communication function of the Emperor's Heart Ring so that it would not keep vibrating.
After calling back, soon, Xia Hou answered the video call.
“What are you doing? Why couldn't I reach you all day long? I've sent you a few messages and you didn't reply as well.”
“I had something personal to deal with today. That's why I disabled the communication function,” Lin Huang explained.
“The autopsy report is out. Have you seen it?” Xia Hou asked.
“No, I haven't. I just returned to the hotel.”
“I'll briefly tell you about it. The autopsy report indicates that both of the immortal-level rank-9s were killed by a new form of poison. Although it won't spread, it's fatal. The poison can get into the human body through breathing, pores and more. If any of the immortal-levels are poisoned, the death rate is 100%. One might only be able to survive for less than ten seconds. However, the body of an imperial-level might not be able to defend against such a poison completely.” Xia Hou continued, “I've been thinking about it for a long time. Since the case is too dangerous, I'm not going to investigate any further. In fact, after obtaining the autopsy report, about half of the investigators have left Martel City. I advise you to quit. It's not worth dying for a few resources. The case can't be handled by an immortal-level. They have to look for an imperial-level.”
“Thank you for reminding me. However, I'll make my decision only after reading through the autopsy report on my own.”
He then hung up the phone with Xia Hou and quickly checked the autopsy report. He did not expect so many of them to quit. After carefully reading through the autopsy report, he understood everyone's concern.
They used to think that the murderer's ability was very limited since the murderer was only capable of killing immortal-levels rank-1 to rank-3. However, after knowing that the monster's ability was far beyond their imaginations and could even kill an immortal-level rank-9, in addition to the new type of poison which n.o.body had ever seen before, it was pretty understandable that they decided to quit.
Lin Huang did not persuade Xia Hou to stay since he was not going to ask him to join the operation that night. He had too many secrets and would definitely reveal his ability if he were to act together with Xia Hou.
“They don't know that regardless of whether they quit or not. It makes no difference.” b.l.o.o.d.y laughed.
“After tonight, the monster will no longer appear.” Closing the communication page, Lin Huang said what b.l.o.o.d.y wanted to very calmly.