The Whole World Fell into an Era of Beasts - Chapter 21
He did not manage to get a taxi.
In the end, Li Song had his neighbor Zhou Dan bring him over.
She had a car and it was on the way, so she brought him along.
Along the way, Li Song stared blankly at the control panel of the car.
Zhou Dan asked, “What is it?”
She was also puzzled. Was the screen really that beautiful?
“Why don’t you turn on autopilot?” Li Song asked without raising attention, “It’s rare to see someone driving manually like you.”
Li Song was right. Auto-pilot had been in use on Earth for more than ten years. It was stable and convenient, and there were fewer accidents. Almost every car had an installation, and people like Zhou Dan were indeed rare.
“Don’t you know?” Zhou Dan looked at him like she was looking at a primitive person, she said: “Last month, there was a problem with the automatic driving system of Chi Da Company. There were several consecutive car accidents, and one of the victims was the son of Ning Hui Corporation’s CEO. This matter caused quite a commotion, and it even went viral several times.”
“At that time, Ning Hui had already sued Chi Da in court, so it was in a terrible state.”
“But I heard from my colleagues at the bureau that this matter seemed to be done by someone… They’ve been investigating it all this time, and they seem to have some leads…”
Li Song silently turned his head and looked out of the window.
The car drove steadily at a speed similar to Li Song when he ran. If not for the fact that it was too fast and shocking, he would have gone over on foot.
They got out of the car.
After thanking Zhou Dan and saying goodbye, Li Song looked at the building in front of him.
This used to be an abandoned piggery. Recently, it had been renovated, but the effect was limited. Even the signboard above the area had not been changed. The words “Shanghai’s Fifth Piggery” were written on it.
At this time, people were coming and going. Obviously, there were very few people like Li Song who had the so-called elite mindset and preferred quality over quantity.
Everyone only knew that there was strength in numbers. Moreover, even if they did not adopt, it was no harm in coming and watching the show.
Such creatures could only be seen in sci-fi movies in the past, and were not even as realistic as now.
When he got closer, Li Song realized that there was a small white and black sign hanging in front of the red door: [Stray Beast Rescue Home].
A man who was sitting upright was in charge of the registration. His sharp gaze swept across everyone like an eagle. Li Song was slightly moved. This person was obviously not a newbie. Although he could not see his level, he was definitely not Level 1.
After registering normally, Li Song walked in.
Until now, all the factories had been put into use. Li Song saw that many people were busy, but their figures were upright and they walked like the wind.
No one entertained him.
The entire factory had taken in all the stray Tamed Beasts from Shanghai. Although the numbers were not announced, there should be at least a few thousand of them. No one would be able to free themselves to attend to him.
If he wanted a Tamed Beast, just register at the front counter.
There were no conditions attached.
Of course, the prerequisite was that the person did not have a criminal record and could be sure to raise it. More importantly, the Tamed Beast had to be willing to leave with the person.
To put it bluntly, Tamed Beasts were not like cats or dogs. They had a certain level of intelligence and could not be carried away easily. If they were unwilling, it would be useless even if one brought them back forcefully.
After all, they had to sign a contract.
After entering the factory area, although the outside had not changed, the inside had been modified. The pigpen from before had been separated into rooms with some mattresses and other things inside. There were basically four to five different Tamed Beasts in each room. They were all in their infancy stage and looked very cute.
This caused many girls to be filled with love and desire to carry one home.
Li Song looked around the rooms and indeed, he saw many promising beasts.
For example, in the room that he was looking at now, a gray kitten was rolling around on the mattress, looking very cute.
However, Li Song knew that after the [Thousand Shadow Leopard] grew up, its strength was almost the strongest under the Overlord-rank. Its speed was extremely fast, and there were very few of them. There were not many of its kind, and it was very difficult to tame.
It was about the same as the Horned Horses. With good aptitude and a bit of luck, becoming an Overlord was not too difficult.
However, Li Song only wanted to take a look. He did not lack a speedy attacker now. He only wanted to find one with hands that could cook…
Moreover, this Thousand Shadow Leopard was extremely popular. It probably would not be long before it was taken away by someone.
There were already quite a few people squatting inside and playing with the beasts.
He continued checking.
Along the way, he had indeed seen quite a few rare Tamed Beasts, but it was a pity that many people did not know what they were. The [Monster Guide] could only appraise a race. As for potential, future strength, and the rarity of a race, it was not shown.
The first factory district was toured very quickly. The one with the best aptitude was a Big-Eyed Dragon. It had a little dragon bloodline in its body, and after it matured, its single eye could emit strong mental pressure. It was almost certain that it could grow to the Overlord-rank.
Despite its ugly appearance, it was still very popular with the males. After all, it had the word “dragon” in its name. No matter how ugly this kind of Tamed Beast was, there were still a lot of people who were willing to tame it and even treat it as their trump card.
At this time, in a separate room in the third factory area.
An extremely strange-looking eight-legged spider was lying in a corner. It was about the size of a millstone. It had eight slender legs, but these legs were not made of flesh and blood. Instead, they looked more like machines made of steel.
Its body had a tattered grayish-yellow color, but there was a silver partition in front of its chest, just like an electric cabin of a plane.
There were some silver stone-sized spots around its body. Such imprints made it look like a combination of machinery and flesh.
On top of the basketball-sized head were some compound eyes, flashing with mechanical red light spots. The mouthparts were opened, and tiny steel teeth were densely arranged, enough to tear apart all flesh.
Overall, it looked like a war weapon with the style of the steampunk civilization.
At this moment, the red light in its eyes was flickering non-stop as it looked at the humans in front of the transparent glass. A low buzzing sound was emitted from its mouthpart, and a small puff of black smoke spurted out from the small hole above its head, emitting a pungent smell of gunpowder.
It was as if it could launch an attack at any moment.
However, it was not in a good state at the moment. Its eight mechanical legs seemed to have rusted, and there were yellow rust stains on them. There were also a few holes on its body, but what flowed out was not blood, but a black sticky liquid, like engine oil.
There were also a few flickering and dimming eyes.
It looked extremely weak and miserable.
Some people wanted to enter and get close to it like the previous factory district, but they were all stopped.
On the wall beside it, there was a warning written in red.
“Dangerous species, please do not approach!!!”
The exclamation mark even made it look more dangerous.
“What kind of Tamed Beast is this?”
“Why can’t we identify the monster using the guide?”
At this moment, many people had already used the Monster Guide for appraisal. However, on their system interface, it showed:
Monster: ??? (Zerg Five???)
[This might be the first new species born in the world. It cannot be identified.]
“Why would a Tamed Beast race have such a name?”
“Isn’t this too strange?”
Although that was what they said, no one left. Instead, more people surrounded it. After all, the allure of a new species was too great!
This was like a limited edition sports car, and it was even harder to give up.
Someone could not bear to say, “Why is it so badly injured? Is no one treating it?”
“If this continues, it will die sooner or later, right?”
One of them answered, “Can’t you see that this house isn’t even cleaned up? There isn’t even a rice bowl.”
“I think this monster hurt people!”
“Maybe it was placed here to slowly die!”
When these words were spoken, the expressions of many people changed.
Their gaze toward the monster became even colder.
“If that’s the case, then it deserves this.”
“Look, it’s still screaming!”
“It seems to understand us?”
“No way! How can it have such a high IQ?”
Not far away.
Two people looked over.
“Ah Tang, will this help?”
The middle-aged man looked at his nephew beside him and asked helplessly, “This Tamed Beast is a dangerous species. It’s very aggressive. Didn’t you tame an Earth Dragon already?”
“Uncle, don’t worry.”
The young man named Ah Tang said, “You might not believe it even if I told you. My Earth Dragon doesn’t even dare to attack this monster!”
“How is this possible?”
The middle-aged man frowned, “When the Earth Dragon was here, it was very cool. Not many dared to provoke it.”
Ah Tang said helplessly, “That’s the truth.”
When he first summoned this monster that could not be appraised, he was overjoyed. Even those who had not attended school would understand that when an item was rare to a certain extent, its price would definitely be high.
In terms of species, that represented strength!
However, he never expected that after working hard for several days, this monster would still ignore him.
He had no choice but to use his uncle’s relationship to build a good relationship with this Earth Dragon in advance and finally successfully sign a contract.
Initially, he thought that since the soft approach would not work, he would use the hard approach. However, when the awe-inspiring Earth Dragon saw the monster, it became as obedient as a golden retriever and did not even dare to breathe heavily!
In the end, he cut off the spider’s food supply and starved it for a day. Then, he found a few friends and beat it until it was seriously injured. But even so, they were still unable to successfully sign the contract.
Hence, he sent it here.
He also reminded his uncle to cut off all food and water and let everyone watch it.
The middle-aged man said, “It’s useless even if you do this.”
Ah Tang smiled and asked: “Do you know how to tame an eagle? That’s what I’m doing now!”
“If we cut off its food supply while it is still injured, sooner or later, it won’t be able to take it.”
“Moreover, this monster’s intelligence is very high. With so many people watching it every day, the pride in its heart will be worn away sooner or later. If I were to tame it now, it would definitely be twice the result with half the effort!”
The middle-aged man was still not optimistic about it. After all, a Tamed Beast was not an eagle.
He shook his head, “What if it still doesn’t yield?”
“Then I’ll kill it.”
Ah Tang was already prepared. He smiled coldly, “When the time comes, I might be able to earn some experience at least.”
“Such a monster that is difficult to sign a contract with is a problem even if it lives.”
The middle-aged man nodded, “Alright.”
At this moment, at the entrance of the third factory area, a young man walked in.