As the vehicle turned at a corner, Long Yu could immediately see a large shadow looming over them.
"Wow, that's a super big tree!" Xixi beside him exclaimed in surprise.
Even Long Yu who would normally be fairly calm, was startled. Just by looking at it alone, he could tell that it was at least 100 meters tall.
If it was just its height alone, he would not have been so shocked. However, the so called vampire tree's diameter was actually more than 20 meters wide! Giant truly fitted its description.
Having rooted itself deep into the ground, the tree stood right between the tall skyscrapers. More accurately, it had forcefully pushed aside the buildings in its vicinity. Some of them were even bent at an angle, as if they were about to fall over at any moment.
The tree's branches had also pierced into the nearby structures, creating a disastrous sight.
Furthermore, the main road that originally led out of the city was nowhere to be seen. The vampire tree was now literally a blockade, obstructing any vehicles from passing through.
With the sunset casting over it, its shadow extended hundreds of meters into the distance. Even though they were so far away, Long Yu could still feel a slight suffocating pressure.
Its size alone made the previous mutated eagle and snake he encountered look like babies in comparison to an adult human.
'System, what level is that.…giant tree?' he communicated with the system, still feeling that it was unbelievable.
[According to the energy level of the creature, it has already surpassed the first level. Given time, it would soon reach the third level.]
'So you mean that tree is now a level 2 mutated creature?'Long Yu sucked in a cold breath as he asked.
[That is correct.] the system replied.
'Please tell me that not all level 2's are this freakishly large!' he cried in his mind.
[Negative. The reason this mutated creature has such an astonishing growth rate and size is due to a combination of elements.]
[Would host like to exchange for the information?]
'Confirm!' Long Yu accepted without hesitation.
[Redwood Vampiric Oak Plant- Level 2]
[An original redwood plant that went through mutation, granting it the unique ability to integrate itself into another host plant. Due to it having amalgamated with another mutated oak tree, it caused both plants to undergo an exponential mutation rate, enhancing both their natural abilities. The redwood plant eventually outgrown the oak tree and has now become the main controlling entity.]
Vampirism- The plant is able to siphon the genes within the blood of other creatures to enhance its growth.
Enhanced Regeneration- Stemming from the original mutated oak tree's ability, the plant is able to consume its prey's blood to rapidly regenerate from any injuries.]
After reading the information he exchanged, Long Yu obviously wouldn't rashly approach it. Otherwise, it would be just seeking death.
'Oh right! Does it mean that there's a chance that it possesses a level 2 mutant core?' Long Yu had almost forgotten to ask about the most important matter.
[No. There is no mutant core within that mutated plant.]
Long Yu was immediately deflated when he heard the system's reply. But its next words raised his hopes once again.
[However, system has detected the presence of a mutant seed inside it, which value is similar to a mutant core. Furthermore, this seed can also be used as a form of currency for the system.]
'To think that there's such a thing!' he exclaimed with joy.
Originally, the currency that he knew could be used for the system was limited to money and mutant cores. Now that this vampire plant could produce a seed equal to a level 2 mutant core, it was certainly good news.
According to the system, a level 2 mutant core can be traded for ten level 1 cores. The number of cores that Long Yu previously collected wasn't even half this amount!
As Long Yu looked back at the 100 meter tall tree in front of him, he could only suppress the joy in his heart. Although he did not plan to let go of this chance to obtain the mutant seed, the danger that it posed was terrifying at the same time.
The redwood vampire oak plant is without doubt the strongest mutated creature Long Yu has encountered to date.
"Let's first do some probing," he said as a familiar looking headset appeared in his hand.
On the edge of the roof of a random skyscraper in Changsha city, sat a six-legged insect shaped drone. Suddenly, the mechanical wings resting on its back unfolded.
The drone propped itself up and exited from standby mode. Its eyes, or more accurately cameras, blinked twice as they changed from yellow to a bright green color. Next, its wings rapidly flapped like a real flying insect as it jumped off the roof.
Back in the Black Shark, Long Yu had already put on the telepresence headset and was controlling the drone to approach the vampire tree. He had temporarily put it on standby mode before, since he had to focus on driving. Now that he needed to do some scouting, the insect surveillance drone was obviously the perfect tool to do so.
As the drone flew towards the gigantic tree that was tens of thousands time larger than it, Long Yu was in the car watching everything it saw. The headset made of advanced technology, allowed him to control the drone as if it was his own body and also instantly transmitted its vision to his brain as if he was personally there.