1582 Skeleton Mummy
Edited by Aelryinth
“Let’s go! Run! Don’t even bother fighting it!” Meos was the first to shout.
Any formations or plans were just nonsense now. The door was open. Just run!
Heidi was the closest to the door, behind the mummy.
“Go to the spot I’ve marked!” Heidi told the others.
The rest of the team quickly shifted there. Silver rays of light intertwined and quickly formed a Star Constellation for a Blink.
“Get on the ride, quick!” Mo Fan yelled at Mu Bai.
Mu Bai sped himself up and barely reached the Star Constellation before the last Star Pattern was constructed. The silver light left crystalline particles behind after it vanished into thin air. The particles slowly fell in the air and dispersed before reaching the ground.
The next second, the area two hundred meters away rippled slightly. Mo Fan, Zhao Manyan, Mu Bai, Meos, Shreev, and Sayed appeared simultaneously. Mo Fan was already Channeling a Blink, completing it at an impressive speed.
The six Blinked away once again, traveling one hundred and sixty meters further away. They quickly shifted past the mummy and moved closer to the door.
“I’ll try and stop…” Zhao Manyan was still willing to step forward in crucial times. He knew the Ruler-level creature was not going to let them leave so easily.
He was just about to cast his defensive spells to brace himself for the Ruler-level creature’s ruthless attacks, but to his surprise, the mummy didn’t chase after them, it had only turned around. Its hollow eyes still had the same terrifying glow.
But… it did not attack. It simply stared at them, leaving the others feeling very uneasy…
“Is it not going to attack?” Zhao Manyan blurted out in surprise.
“Maybe it hasn’t fully woken up yet. Forget about it, just run!” Mo Fan exclaimed.
Zhao Manyan thought about it for a second; a normal person’s mind would stay blank for a few minutes after waking up for a nap. The mummy might have been sleeping for a few thousand years. It was understandable if its mind happened to go blank…
As for the words it said, perhaps it was just sleep-talking!
The white-shrouded Mummy did not stop them. It watched Mo Fan and the others flee toward the door with a dark expression.
The group Blinked even further away from the Mummy, going through the opening. Mu Bai quickly glanced behind as a safety precaution, and noticed that the Ruler-level Mummy was still in the same spot. It seemed to be waiting for something. Somehow, he found it hard to believe they had managed to escape from it after seeing the calm look on its face…
The door led them into a dark passage. The passage was not too long. It began to turn after they ran along it for a minute or so.
“Did it chase us?” Meos gasped in disbelief.
“What is this?…”
The group was still worrying about the Ruler-level Mummy when they all came to a stop after reaching the end of the passage. They looked around them curiously.
This chamber had the layout as the one before. Everyone subconsciously glanced at the center of it. They were afraid to see an open coffin with a white Mummy standing beside it.
Luckily, it was not another Looping Space. The chamber was different. There was no sign of the shrouded Mummy, either. They only saw a pile of bones at the center of the chamber!
They realized the pile of bones was actually made up of human skulls as they drew closer to it. The eerie sight of white skulls and their empty sockets immediately gave everyone goosebumps!
The skulls were stacked up into a hill, and on top of it stood another coffin!
The coffin was made of white bones, like a throne that a merciless ruler had built from the bones of people who were unwilling to submit themselves to him!
“Another Mummy?” Meos asked.
“It seems like different Mummies have different hobbies, too,” Mo Fan muttered.
The chamber’s layout was similar to the previous chamber, but the space was slightly smaller. Similar to the previous chamber, it did not have an exit. The coffin was the only thing in it.
“Don’t tell me it’s another Ruler-level creature again!?” Mu Bai protested.
“We’ll see!” Mo Fan decided to stick with his straightforward approach.
Same punch, same blazing Fiery Fist landing on the coffin after leaving a burning trail in the air!
The mountain of skulls collapsed rapidly. The coffin fell onto the skulls that had scattered across the ground.
A loud knock was heard from the coffin. Its lid went flying as a headless Mummy in bone armor jumped out from inside!
“A Headless Mummy?” Zhao Manyan exclaimed.
The headless Mummy casually grabbed a skull nearby and placed it on its neck!
However, the Mummy promptly tore the skull off, as if it was too small. Disgusted by the skull, the Mummy tossed it away, and put on another one more suitable to its size!
Its body was emitting an eerie blue glow. When the skull connected to its body, the eerie glow immediately flowed up into its new head before flickering in its hollow eyes!
“Is this guy a lamp? It’s connecting the skulls to itself like a lightbulb!” Zhao Manyan blurted out.
“Its aura isn’t as strong as the one before,” Mu Bai noticed astutely.
“But I feel it’s interested in adding our skulls to its collection…” Mo Fan added.
“The door is open, look, the door is open again. It’s just ahead of us!” Shreev blurted out.
“The door opens when the coffin opens.”
Mo Fan’s glance had a confused look. Wouldn’t it make more sense for the door to open when the Mummy was slain? Why were these chambers designed in such a strange way?
“Are we going to fight it or not?”
“Fight my ass, why fight when we can just run!?”
The same as before, the group used Blink to distance themselves from the Mummy.
Unlike the previous Ruler-level Mummy, the Skeleton Mummy had a wild temper and great might. It kept chasing after them, not wanting them to leave the chamber.
Luckily, it was not a Ruler-level creature. The group managed to escape the chamber while Zhao Manyan held it back.
When the group went through the door, the Skeleton Mummy stood close to it and glared after them. It had an urge to tear all their heads off, yet it still did not dare leave its chamber!
“Don’t you feel it’s too easy to trick these Mummies?” Zhao Manyan wondered.
“Something doesn’t feel right,” Heidi agreed.