Chapter 315: White-Scaled Merfolk, Merfabric
Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
When Ji Chen got a clear look at this figure, he couldn’t help but pause.
From the contours on her chest, it was likely a female.
Her upper body was adorned with delicate scales, including a few large ones on her chest. However, her lower half was a fishtail, similar to Alice’s.
Alice’s tail had that flowing, iridescent blue color, but hers was a pearly milky white, quite pronounced in the slightly dim environment.
Scales also grew on her tail’s sides, where her arms connected, and her ears sported fins of various sizes.
Especially the two large fins on her ears, they looked just like fans.
He shifted his gaze.
Underneath slightly disheveled black hair, her cheeks and forehead were covered in diamond-shaped white scales, and her slightly elongated eyes had a hint of sharpness.
After sizing her up, Ji Chen’s initial impression was that she resembled a distant relative of Alice.
Her appearance couldn’t be called ugly, but it was full of the style of the sea.
Guarding behind this “distant relative” were about thirty other females of the same race, all looking quite alert.
Alice hadn’t attacked them, only surrounding them with her army.
Upon hearing his voice, Alice turned to look at him, then turned back to face him. “My Lord, other than them and the enslaved soul servants, all the other enemies have been completely slain.”
Ji Chen nodded and asked, “If that’s the case, why not deal with the remaining monsters as well?”
Alice hesitated for a moment, then pointed to those ‘distant relatives’ and said, “They are not ordinary monsters; they are a group of White-scaled Merfolk.”
Ji Chen’s heart stirred; this name seemed to trigger a memory in his mind.
He remembered that Merfolk on Earth were mythical creatures similar to beautiful mermaids. Could it be that this world also had them?
With a thought, he checked the leader of the Merfolk’s status panel.
[Race]: White-scaled Murfolk
[Skills]: Merfolk Body, Agility
[Unit Trait]: Merfabric (Can produce specialty: Merfabric [7-star specialty])
[The Chieftain of the Merfolk, possessing advanced weaving skills]
He read the information line by line.
Merfolk, yes, that was indeed the race Alice mentioned.
Looking at her skills, it indicated that she wasn’t proficient in combat, probably just a subordinate of other monsters, surviving by hiding here.
When Ji Chen saw the Unit Trait section, his heart suddenly skipped a beat, and he could hardly believe what he was seeing.
Merfabric, a 7-star specialty?
What exactly did 7-star mean?
In his territory, there were only three types of specialty, namely Golden Bass, Precious Jungle Wood, and Premium Coffee Beans.
The highest-rated Precious Jungle Wood and Premium Coffee Beans were only 4-star specialty. But this specialty called Merfabric had an astonishing rating of 7-star. Even though he didn’t know what it was, its value was unquestionable.
And these Merfolks before him could actually produce such a specialty?
Seeing the change in Ji Chen’s expression, Alice immediately explained beside him.
“My Lord, Merfolks are a very rare race in the ocean.
Their combat abilities are not strong; they can only barely defend themselves. However, they are extremely skilled in weaving. The Merfabric they produce is a highly valuable ocean treasure, with a value comparable to materials from giant dragons.
If we can accept them into the Crown of the Ocean and let them produce Merfabric, there will be tremendous profits.
Therefore, as soon as I discovered their presence here, 1 didn’t rush to kill them but instead trapped them and waited for you…”
Upon hearing this, Ji Chen nodded in understanding. Killing them outright would be an enormous loss, considering their unique ability to produce 7-star specialties.
Having this particular skill would be like having a powerful bargaining chip in their favor.
Even 4-star specialty like Premium Coffee beans were highly valuable and had no trouble selling. Once a 7-star specialty hit the market, it would undoubtedly deal a significant blow.
As long as he could bring these White-scaled Merfolk under his control, it would be like having a flock of golden-egg-laying geese.
With this in mind, Ji Chen confidently stepped forward and used his magic to project his voice.
“Stranger Merfolks, why have you appeared here? Do you know that this is my territory? You are invaders!”
Without further ado, he took the moral high ground and pointed fingers.
The White-scaled Merfolks looked at each other in confusion.
Finally, the foremost White-scaled Merfolks, Jovana, stepped forward and nodded humbly, saluting, “Respected Lord, we did not intend to offend you, but we have been living here for several years, and at that time, there didn’t seem to be any territory here…”
“What do you mean? Are you suggesting that I deceived you?”
Ji Chen furrowed his brows and asked with a slightly unfriendly look in his eyes.
At the same time, the Tyrant Azure Dragons surrounding them slightly opened their mouths, releasing a cold aura much colder than the deep sea water, forming strands of ice crystals.
The message in their eyes was clear: do dare to argue again?
Jovana kept quiet.
She quickly realized that this was someone looking for trouble.
When dealing with someone deliberately causing trouble, it was fine if individuals possessed the strength to retaliate. Nevertheless, the White-scaled Merfolk clan had virtually no combat prowess and had managed to survive by depending on more powerful tribes and individuals for an extended period..