Clang Clang Clang…
It had been nearly twelve hours since I had entered the ruin, and now I am fighting against five Ghouls, using both my hands and the vines.
What I am doing is extremely dangerous, and not to mention, these Ghouls had gotten stronger since when I came to this realm twelve hours ago, but the risk is worth it.
Fighting against these five Ghouls, I am under great physical and soul strain that now, I only needed a little less than ten minutes to digest a small vial of King Grade essence.
The strain helps attract more cosmic energy into me, which fights against essences and melt them to merge with my body, and now every ten minutes, more and more essences are being merged into my body.
I continued fighting against the Ghoul for twenty more minutes before suddenly binding the two Ghouls with my vines and decapitating them.
As I did, I ran away with Ghaoul chasing behind me madly; I could have killed the three Ghouls too, but I did not as I need them.
I had been fighting against them for little more than an hour, and if I had continued fighting, we would have attacked a few more Ghouls, which I do not want to happen, so I killed the two and made three follow me.
Ten minutes later, I stopped and began to fight again with the Ghouls. For half an hour, no Ghouls will come; after that, one or two will join in the next half an hour; in this location, I will fight for an hour or little more before killing half of the Ghouls and running
Pachac Pachac Pachac…
Another fives hour passed when finally, I have bound the six Ghaouls Ive been fighting and decapitated them.
I had constantly been fighting for more than half a day, and I begin to feel tired; these ghouls are quite a tough opponent and made me quite when I am fighting a long battle with them.
All tiredness worth it through; the exertion I go through while fighting with them makes digestion of essences faster, faster than comparing to fighting with humans of similar level strength.
Cosmic Energy's density is greater around Ghouls and closer to them; one gets in contact with that dense cosmic energy, thus making the digestion of the essence faster.
After storing the necrotic cores, I moved away from the battle scene, found a safe spot to set up an abode, and went inside.
As I entered the abode, my alert self finally relaxed, and armor had also vanished. I am alert every second when I am outside; only in a place like this would I let my guards down.
I directly went to shower and wash all the filth Ive acc.u.mulated before coming out and taking out food from my storage.
My appetite had increased again, which is not surprising seeing the improvements I have made in the past half a day. It is a good thing; I had researched well and prepared food with all levels of materials.
After I finished eating, I went to my bedroom and opened the control