Oh My God! Earthlings are Insane! - Chapter 748 - The City of the Abyss
Chapter 748: The City of the Abyss
‘Wasn’t I blown into the sinkhole by the shockwave from the high level bombing?
‘Why have I jumped out of a bed that’s obviously designed for humans in a room that looks so… normal?
‘Even if the mysterious human town that the man-eating pomfret team saw was right below where I landed, I should have crashed into the street or the roof, smashed a hole in the roof, and then fell onto the bed.’
Naturally, there was no hole in the ceiling.
Besides, what about the injuries?
He had been stabbed by thorns and venomous vines, burned by flames, suffered internal injuries from the shockwave, and suffered injuries from falling from a high altitude. Even his steel bones that were wrapped in spirit energy had been dislocated and covered in bruises.
However, when Meng Chao extended his arms, he discovered that all the wounds had scabbed.
The internal injuries that had just been excruciating turned into a dull pain. It was as if a long time had passed and the injuries were about to heal.
A long time had passed…
Meng Chao shook his head hard and suddenly felt uncertain.
He was not sure if he had just descended from the sky or if he had been lying in this room for a long time. It was so long that he had a vivid nightmare and had just woken up from it.
There seemed to be a fault in his memory.
It was as if someone had forcefully inserted a black partition into his brain, disrupting his perception of time.
The clothes on his body had also changed.
Meng Chao remembered that when he fell into the sinkhole, he was wearing a nano battle suit and a soft armor with a tactical leather track. There were also a lot of weapons, communications, and detection equipment attached to it.
Now, he had changed into a long robe made of monster fur.
The pure black monster fur was light and soft, without the slightest bit of color.
Even in Dragon City, it was a rare treasure.
It was not like an industrial product sewn out of an assembly line, but more like a handicraft that had been sewn using the needle of a sewing machine.
As Meng Chao thought so, he saw a sewing machine in the corner of the wall.
He was slightly stunned.
In the era of Dragon City’s lack of resources and lack of water and electricity, sewing machines had indeed been popular for a while.
But the style of this sewing machine was even more ancient.
It was similar to the 20th-century products that Meng Chao had seen when he participated in an Earth Commemoration Cultural Event at Blue Home.
Overall, this room was also filled with the 20th-century style of the Earth era, and it was even a little older.
Meng Chao looked up, but he did not see too many traces of industrial civilization.
From the removable oil lamp mounted on the wall, it could be seen that electricity was quite precious here, or even something that was not there at all.
However, the mattress under him was unexpectedly soft and warm.
Meng Chao carefully twirled a tuft of golden fluff from the corner of the mattress.
It was the fluff of a Golden-tailed Swallow. The insulation and fluff effect was dozens of times higher than that of goose down of the same weight, but it required the fluff of hundreds of golden-tailed swallows to fill such a mattress.
In Dragon City, such a luxury item could only be enjoyed by the descendants of the nine noble families of cultivation. It did not fit in with the plain and monotonous painting style in the room.
“What is this place exactly?” Meng Chao muttered to himself.
He lowered his head slightly and turned around to examine the bed frame carefully.
The bed frame was made of pure wood mortise and tenon. Other than the key parts being reinforced by iron nails, there were no traces of industrial production.
Even the iron nails embedded in the wood had not been produced by an industrial assembly line.
Using his unique perception as a reaper to carefully rub the nails on each nail cap, he felt a unique hand-polished trace.
In addition to the wooden bed and the oil lamp, there was also a wardrobe and a desk in the room.
It was also hand-made and polished. Meng Chao rubbed it for a long time, but he did not find any traces of industrial production.
In the wardrobe were a few sets of long robes made of monster fur, as well as a few t-shirts and jeans that had been washed until they were white.
The strange thing was that these monster fur were obviously top-grade without any flaws. There were a few pieces of Nightmarish Beast fur that had no color and no scars. They could be sold at a high price in Dragon City, and only superhumans could afford to wear them.
But here, they were casually placed, or even rolled up into a ball and piled up in the corner.
Those t-shirts and jeans, which looked decades old and were as thin as cicada’s wings and even full of holes, seemed to be treasured by their owners. They were carefully spread out and stored in large, flat wooden boxes.
Meng Chao was a little puzzled.
Whether it was the clothing industry or the most basic metal forging such as making iron nails, they were not very high-tech.
Even in the most difficult times in Dragon City, it was not to the extent of treating a few tattered t-shirts as treasures.
What exactly were the values here?
Not many clues could be found on the desk.
There was a “book” that was made of dried etherealized plant leaves similar to banana leaves and it was stitched together with plant fibers. It held hundreds of mutated butterfly specimens. This was the most valuable discovery.
The reason was, among the hundreds of butterfly specimens, there were rare and unique specimens such as the Shining Butterfly and Ghost Butterfly.
Although these insect-type monsters did not have much attack power, they had extremely sharp instincts.
They would dance before humans approached them and disappear without a trace in the shining phosphorus powder.
The insect-type monster experts in Dragon City took great pains to catch these light, slender, and agile mutated butterflies.
However, they were casually piled on the desk by the owner of this place, together with some toys that were polished by the bones of the monsters.
In the bottom drawer of the desk, Meng Chao found a laptop.
Before he could be happy for three seconds, he found that the laptop was broken.
No, the word “broken” was not very accurate.
Judging from the style and appearance, this was a laptop from the Earth era. It had been produced for at least half a century, and most of its parts had long been oxidized and rusted. The battery had been burned through by acid, and the screen had been peeled off.
It was a “dead end.” There was no possibility of repair or value. It was merely treated as a souvenir by its owner.
However, it was the only industrial product in the entire room.
Wait a minute. Meng Chao’s heart stirred as he looked at the sewing machine in the corner.
As expected, this was also an industrial product from the Earth era.
It had gone through more than half a century of weather and frost, and many of its components had been severely worn out.
However, the owner took care of it with a strange fragrance and a very precious monster oil. He also replaced the parts that could not be maintained in time.
However, the original parts were made by industry, but the replacement parts were hand-polished. It was like…
The monster materials here were not valuable.
However, they had lost the ability to build a large industrial assembly line.
“Today is another good day with a gentle breeze and bright sunshine!”
A cheerful female voice suddenly sounded from the corner of the wall.
Meng Chao was shocked.
He waved his hand and used his spirit energy to lift up the animal skin that was covering the corner of the wall. Only then did he realize that there was a huge birdcage hanging there.
Inside was a bird-type monster with gorgeous fur like a macaw, but its body was simple and charming, like an owl.
It was a cat-like parrot.
It was a little fellow with a well-developed vocal organ that could imitate the sounds of many kinds of monsters to seek a mate and scare off its natural enemies.
“Today’s wind is gentle and the sun is bright. Just like every other day, it’s the best day for gathering and hunting!”
The animal skin was lifted, and the cat-like parrot was in high spirits. It danced, sang, and danced. “Moreover, today is the most lively Harvest Festival in Peach Blossom Town. My little friends in Peach Blossom Town, are you all ready to sing and dance until you’re drunk?”
Meng Chao knew that the parrot was very smart and could imitate human pronunciation.
However, he did not know that the parrot was so smart that it could speak long and logical sentences.
This was just the parrot imitating Meng Chao… or was there some kind of… information that could be transmitted to Meng Chao through the parrot’s brain and vocal organs?
Meng Chao stared at the parrot.
The parrot turned its emerald cat-like eyes and looked at Meng Chao without blinking. Suddenly, it laughed like a human.
It danced happily in the cage.
It did not feel oppressed or wronged at all because it was bound.
A bright feather fell, bringing Meng Chao’s line of sight to the Golden Tooth Blood Soul Saber and Ghost Blade covered in animal skin.
Meng Chao hooked his finger.
The two battle blades and chains flew back to his hand under the attraction of the magnetic field.
The chains wrapped around his arm. The resonance of the bloodline and the symbols gradually awakened the power of sleep, giving him a sense of security as if he was fully armed.
Only then did he have the confidence to face the only window in the room that was still emitting ten thousand golden rays despite being covered in thick animal skin.
Meng Chao took a deep breath and pulled open the animal skin that was blocking the window.
His eyes were instantly pierced by thousands of golden needles.
After a full ten seconds, his vision gradually became clear again.
He realized that the cat-headed parrot was right. It was indeed a good day with blue sky and white clouds, bright sunshine, and gentle wind.
In fact, Meng Chao had never seen such a clear, blue, jewel-like dome-like sky in Dragon City.
Even half a year ago, when the beast tide was completely defeated and most of the fog that shrouded Dragon City dispersed, there was still a layer of faint haze floating in the sky, as though a bleak filter had been inserted into it.
The world here, however, seemed to be ten times more colorful and full than Dragon City.
Every fluffy cloud was so full that it looked like milk was flowing down.
The sun seemed to have knocked over a golden dye vat, and the golden paint flowed from the sky to the ground. It was much more brilliant than the big and red sun in Dragon City.
Under such a brilliant sky, everything that he could see stunned Meng Chao once again.
He mouthed a rude word in his exclamation. He simply could not believe his eyes.