Awakening The Gluttony Talent: I Become Stronger By Eating - Chapter 146
- Awakening The Gluttony Talent: I Become Stronger By Eating
- Chapter 146 - Ice Coffin Reappeared, Austere Winter Kingdom!
146 Ice Coffin Reappeared, Austere Winter Kingdom!
Gamma Military Zone was one of the federal government’s military strongholds.
It was located in the western part of Flame Country in a deep, primitive forest. Situated inside a barbed wire fortified enclosure, this huge military base towered over all majestically, like a colossus standing tall between heaven and earth in the western region.
At this moment, a military vehicle was speeding unimpeded towards the intensive care unit of the military zone.
Moments later, the Song family’s caretaker arrived with a team of the best medical personnel. They stood around a hospital bed, looking helpless. One of the old experts, a highly-regarded medical authority in Flame Country, looked at the lifeless corpse without vital signs, and kept shaking his head.
“Doctor Xiao, how’s the patient? Tell us, quickly!”
“Sigh! Forgive me for speaking bluntly. This body has expended all its final lifeforce. And all the organs in the body are severely damaged. Even if the Almighty God were here, he wouldn’t be able to do anything.”
“Please forgive me, Miss Song.”
Doctor Xiao, dressed in a white long coat, sighed heavily. He was hailed as the miracle compassionate doctor. His patients reportedly had a recovery rate of 80-90%, but faced with this sort of situation, he was utterly helpless.
Song Yu’s heart sank to the ground. Looking at Lu Yu lying on the hospital bed, she asked, “Is there really nothing we can do?”
Standing beside her, the caretaker tried to console her. “Miss, you have done everything within your ability.”
“That despicable Ying family! I, Qin Yong, hereby swear that I will destroy you guys to avenge Captain Lu, even if it takes me the rest of my life!” When Qin Yong heard that there was no chance to revive the patient, his whole body sank to the floor by the hospital bed, and he began sobbing inconsolably.
The medical personnel in the intensive care unit all stepped down at this moment. Doctor Xiao patted Qin Yong’s shoulder and consoled him. “Young man, don’t take it so hard. Don’t do anything foolish.”
The Ying clan was one of the four great families, one of the monumental behemoths in the Federation. If Qin Yong wanted to take revenge, it would be like hitting a stone with an egg.
All was quiet in the command center in the military zone.
Xu Qingguo stood with his hands behind his back, gazing at the scenery outside the window. With his back facing the other people, his profile cast a forlorn shadow behind him. No one knew what he was thinking.
This oppressive atmosphere lasted a long while. Finally, Qi Lei finished his oral report and said with a nod, “Military Lord, it is my negligence this time. Please put the blame on me.”
“How can I blame you? Even I did not anticipate the Ying family would send out an Intermediate War General for a mere Lunan City. And you are still nursing your old injuries, so it’s not surprising that you can’t defeat him.”
“What astonished me even more was, Lu Yu was able to battle to the death with an Intermediate War General. Such a talent could have been an asset to our Gamma Military Zone. It’s such a great pity that he died.”
Evidently, Xu Qingguo had already received the news that there was no hope of reviving Lu Yu. His expression was exceptionally gloomy.
As everyone knew, a powerful expert who could battle a War General to the death was an extremely powerful force, no matter where he went. What was seriously lacking at the front-line of the military zones, battling Fearsome Beasts, was precisely this type of powerful expert.
“The Ying family was really brazen, acting so reckless within my jurisdiction. Hmph! I don’t care if they are one of the four great families. They still have to give me an explanation!”
Listening to Xu Qingguo’s tone, Qi Lei’s heart froze. Was the Military Lord intending to hold the Ying family accountable? His lips moved, but eventually, he did not say anything.
After a while, Xu Qingguo waved his hand and said,”Pass down my order to the whole Gamma Military Zone. We will give Lu Yu a generous burial ceremony of the highest honor. All military officers in the military zone are to attend!”
Qi Lei stepped down and left. When he was out of the command center building, he suddenly raised his head to the sky.
In the sky, snowflakes began dropping down onto his face. Immediately after this, more snowflakes floated down until it became a heavy snowfall. Gusts of bone-piercing cold wind howled endlessly. Within half a day, the whole Gamma Military Zone was blanketed in a thick layer of snow.
The cultivators in the military zone watched the heavy snowfall. At first they were surprised, but soon, they returned to their respective tasks, treating the snow scene as something normal.
Ever since the apocalypse, after the Spiritual Energy Renaissance, the Blue Star’s whole climate had gone haywire. What used to be populous and affluent water regions suffered from droughts and severe water shortage, while desert lands experienced torrential downpours, leading to massive flooding.
Worse still, it started snowing during summer. In winter, there were frequent thunder and lightning storms. Compared to these occurrences, extreme natural disasters were considered normal.
However, at this moment in the intensive care unit, the unthinkable happened.
Plumes of freezing cold air emanated from Lu Yu’s corpse, so dense that they appeared almost solid to the naked eye. The whole intensive care unit practically turned into a freezer. Moments later, thick layers of ice had formed on the walls.
Lu Yu’s corpse seemed to be encased in a block of ice!
The staff watching over the corpse shuddered and fled out of the room. Immediately, Song Yu and Qin Yong barged in. Their eyes widened in shock at the sight that greeted them.
“Evacuate from this place at once! There must be no delay!” Song Yu yelled in a shrill voice. This was because she sensed the temperature in the intensive care unit was still dropping, until it was at critical levels that could endanger their lives.
In just half an hour, the whole intensive care unit had turned into an ice den. Furthermore, the freezing atmosphere was still spreading out, as if it wanted to turn this whole region into an icy cold kingdom.
As Song Yu retreated to the outside, she looked at the heavy snowfall outside, then glanced at the ice den. A look of amazement flashed across her eyes.
Was it possible that this abnormal weather resulted from the phenomenon that was happening on Lu Yu’s corpse now?
Lu Yu’s consciousness was floating in a dark void.
At the moment of his death, his consciousness was enveloped by the freezing aura emitted by the Black Jade Token, and so was not dissipated. He saw with his own eyes his dead body being transported to the Gamma Military Zone and given emergency treatment by a group of medical personnel, followed by the announcement that they were unable to save him.
He tried to gain control of his own body, but every attempt ended in failure. At the final attempt, something unimaginable happened, which was this arctic scene that just took place.
“Am I considered dead, or am I alive in an unconventional way?” Lu Yu broke out in silent laughter. Suddenly, his consciousness came into contact with a flash of light.
The desolate environment of darkness changed drastically, and Lu Yu appeared in an arctic ice land.
The dwellings were all frozen solid. The greenery was all frozen solid. Even the sky and the earth were frozen, as if they were covered with a thick layer of ice carpet.
All of a sudden, a thunderous roar was heard. The whole arctic ice land shook violently, as if the sky was falling down.
A huge squarish block came crashing down from the sky, creating big cracks as deep as a bottomless abyss on the ground and throwing up showers of crushed ice fragments.
The huge block was reflected clearly in Lu Yu’s eyes, giving him a big shock. He blurted out, “Isn’t this the ice coffin located in the basement of the Distant North Dojo? Why did it show up here?”
And compared to its previous incarnation in the Distant North Dojo’s basement, it was now a terrifyingly humongous entity!
At the same time, a freezing aura that resembled the ice coffin’s aura began spreading out from Lu Yu’s consciousness.
An uncanny sensation of kindred with the ice coffin materialized in his mind. Lu Yu realized with a shock, “This is the Austere Winter Kingdom!”
During that time when he absorbed the freezing cold aura of the ice coffin, he had obtained this skill called the Austere Winter Kingdom. It had the ability to resurrect the dead.
Initially, Lu Yu did not think much of this skill. When he saw the scene before his eyes, his listless eyes suddenly sparkled brilliantly.
Did that mean that he could make use of this skill to come back to life? When he thought of this, Lu Yu became very excited. There were still so many things he had to do. He could not simply die like that.