“Protein shakes?” he snorted, “What are you? An earthling?” he shook his head.
His kick sent the golem stumbling forward, and Yangcong took advantage of the stunned creature by tossing him against the wall. Mayze gave a low whistle, his contract partner certainly had some old man strength to him. The saiyan winced when Yangcong’s ki beam was totally engulfed by the golem’s and further grimaced when the countering beam struck Yangcong. The sudden impact against the wall looked like it hurt. This beast was no joke.
“Distract it? Well, okay, I’ll try,” he replied with a shrug.
“Hey jackass over here!” he shot a ki blast, striking the golem in the head once more. It didn’t have much power to it, but it served to get the construct’s attention.
A hand came smashing down towards him, and the saiyan had to roll out of the way to avoid it. The impact of the golem’s fist shook the ground. Good thing I didn’t get hit by that.
Another haymaker swung for Mayze’s skull, intent to take his head clean off. He narrowly ducked underneath the blow by a hairsbreadth. Too close.
The golem had overextended itself with that attack, and Mayze seized on an opportunity. He stepped forward, slamming a knee into the creature’s gut. Unfortunately, it was unphased. The mercenary cursed under his breath.
Without warning, a sudden kick struck Mayze in the side, and sent him flying. He smashed into a nearby wall, bruising a few words. Stunned for the moment, he could no nothing as the construct advanced onto him
264The distraction had paid off, since Yangcong had the perfect strategy in order to get rid of this golem creature. He quickly began to fly straight towards the beast and with his right hand, he would pull out an electric whip from his sheath for it and began to send it straight to the creature's neck and with a strong electric shock that came from it, along with chipping away at the neck and the pieces of rock hitting the ground. The electricity was more than enough to cut its entire head off as he pulled with great strength with his right hand. While his body had collapse right after the decapitation, he fired a straight beam to the golem's entire body which now had erased it from existence at this point. As for the head, it was also blasted the same way and the prince now had looked shocked to Yangcong as he slithered over to him.
"Good work, and you too."
He looked too Mayze before continuing to speak.
"Now we are headed towards dangerous territory... the blue sands won't be kind to us..."
As Yangcong and the prince walked outside of the pyramid, they stared at the blue sands and the sun up above. What made it worst however, was that they were in a new guardians territory and this guardian was much more dangerous than the other, specially to those that didn't belong in their sector. Yangcong had looked to the prince.
"What can we expect from this territory?"
"Unlike illusions from Gorgon, this guardian is known for its clones..."
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Mayze was prepared to blast the golem to bits as it approached him, but Yangcong beat him to the punch. The Saiyan watched as the other mercenary took out an electric rip and wrapped it around the construct’s head. Not long after, it was decapitated, and he watched Yangcong incinerate what remained of the creature. Impressive. The grizzled veteran made it look easy. Maybe he should start taking notes
“Hmm, right, thanks. Hope, I was a great distraction,” he frowned. Being reduced to a mere distraction was irksome to him. The saiyan shrugged it off for the moment, the mission came first, then his pride.
He made his way out of the pyramid, trailing slightly behind the other two. The blue sands nearly took his breath away. It was mesmerizing, unlike anything he had ever seen. Being a mercenary, he had seen many different planetary landscapes, but nothing quite like what he was seeing now. Perhaps, if he were of another race, he might have appreciated it more, but he was a saiyan, and he had a mission.
He faced the prince, a question forming on his lips, “What are these clones exactly? Copies of us? Copies of itself, of other things? Is this one more dangerous than Gorgon?”
302The prince looked at the man and then with a sorrowed look he would begin to explain it.
"All four guardians are equally as powerful. It how you go about it that can change the way they can be beat."
As he said that, the blue sands themselves started to form into four cinder blocks and then forming into one replicated clone of each of them which would end up being just three clones all together. What made these the hardest compared to the other guardian, was that you would need to beat the clone down for good before the blue sands will allow you to continue to walk on its territory. As Yangcong saw his own clone form before him, the clone would immediately try to rush at him and quickly began to attempt to rock him straight in his face. He was quick to dodge, finally, Yangcong would elbow the man's face and immediately setting him to the ground afterwards. As the clone took the hit, he would immediately get back up without being phased by it and return a ki blast fire straight at Yangcong and sending him back enough to where the both of them were now fighting one on one. The prince on the other hand was fighting his own clone and going away from Mayze and his own clone. While they fought however, the prince knew what to do and as him and his clone kept fighting each other, the prince would be quick to slam both his fist in a barrage type of fashion as he got the clone to the ground and caused it to slowly turn back to the blue sands that had created it entirely. Yangcong was had looked to the prince's victory and hoped that he could achieve the same results.
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“Equally as powerful? Gotcha,” that would be important to keep in mind.
Right after he spoke, the guardian made its move. A blue sand in front of them, turned into cinder blocks, before morphing into mirror images of everyone in the group. Right, clones. One for Yangcong, one for the prince, and one for himself. They were quite good replicas too, Mayze couldn’t see anything that was ‘off’ with his clone. The guardian had certainly outdone himself! He was curious what else this one had up its sleeve.
Mayze’s clone charged straight for him, throwing a fist forward. The saiyan narrowly managed to dodge the blow, missing his jaw by a hairsbreadth. The clone followed with a spinning kick, which caught Mayze in the lip. The force sent the saiyan onto his back. He wiped blood from a cut that had formed on the corner and jumped up.
“Alright, not bad. Glad to know my clone’s a good fighter,” he laughed.
Mayze went on the offensive, stepping forth and rocketing a fist forward. His punch slammed against his clone’s chin, giving the image a mirroring cut. The clone stumbled back a few steps, and Mayze pressed the advantage. He elbowed the clone in the gut, doubling it over. Clasping both hands together, he swung down, slamming into the clone’s head, sending it flat onto the ground. He sent a foot stomping down, but the clone rolled out of the way, and hopped back onto its feet.
209 // 3,263 He would proceed to dash forward towards his clone and we both of their fist impacted the other. The power of the both of them had sent them back briefly. Before the clone could dash straight for him, Yangcong was quick to ki blast his body which caused him to stagger for a brief moment. Appearing right behind the clone and then sending a powerful ki beam straight at the clones back as it got sent flying straight to the blue sands and turning into back to its original form.
The fight was over for them and they just waited for Mayze to be done with his. If the man’s fight would end, the three of them would find their way over to the Kingdom itself in the blue sands region. The prince would do what he had set out to do, which was to speak to the King about the situation and with the agreement on both sides, the prince could now go back to his kingdom safely without the need of the escorts anymore. He would pay them both handsomely and Yangcong looked to Mayze with a smirked look.
“You did good today. A few more years and you could probably be at my power. Hehehe”
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Mayze’s clone struck fast. It dashed forward, pulling back a fist and sending it careening forward. The saiyan dodged the punch by the skin of his teeth, and narrowly dodged a following kick aimed towards his head. Still, his clone wasn’t revealing any openings, he’d have to bide his time yet.
Then, the clone made a fatal error, it tried to hop over Mayze, and aiming to kick the saiyan as he hopped over, but Mayze simply grabbed the leg of his clone. Using the momentum of the clone against itself, he slammed the creature into the sand, hard. Grin on his face, Mayze stomped on the clone’s chest again and again, cracking the thing’s armor. After a final stomp, he held his foot on top of the clone’s chest, pinning it in place. It tried desperately squirming away, and reached to try to hit Mayze anywhere, but failed.
“Sayonara,” Mayze said, holding a palm forward in front of the creature. Dark blue ki began to form there, tinting the clone’s face blue. After a moment, the saiyan unleashed the accumulated energy, and the clone was no more, it’s head gone. Seconds later, it’s form returned to the blue sands it originally was.
“All done here!” he announced. He then shot the prince a look, “You sure you needed mercs for this? Seemed like you can handle yourself just fine.”
The saiyan followed the group along the rest of the way, arriving at the designated location without further incident. The meeting went well, with nothing transpiring during its duration. It was calm, almost too calm, but Mayze wasn’t complaining. This had been a relatively interesting mission, and an easy one at that too. And! He was quite a bit richer! He thanked the prince when he received his money, giving the alien a nod. “Hm? Oh yea, thanks. You too old man, you did well too,” he replied to Yangcong, “We’ll see if it’s a couple of years. For whatever reason, my battle point has been growing at a rapid rate. Something has changed, and I don’t know what,” he wondered aloud. He then gave Yangcong a nod, “Thanks for the help today anyways,” he gave the old man a final nod.
Aura flaring into place, he took off from the ground, ensuring to remain low so he could avoid Gorgon's wrath. After a little while, he made it back to his pod and set course back for Plant and the brewing conflict that awaited.