Chapter 1 The Eve of The PostApocalyptic Era
Chapter 1 – The Eve of The Post-Apocalyptic Era
A dark mountain cave has turned into the tomb of a Legendary Beast Tamer.
“Ouch, where… where am I?”
He stood at this unfamiliar yet familiar place, looking at the familiar surroundings, Yang Tian instantly cleared his head.
“This is… my manor?”
Even after spending twenty years in the Post-Apocalyptic Era, Yan Tian still remembered his Manor.
The manor before the Post-Apocalyptic Era was about 6,600 square meters in size, seventy percent of the land was being used to plant crops, twenty percent used to plant fruit trees and the remaining ten percent was used to rear animals. This was how Yang Tian generated his source of income.
However, after the Post-Apocalyptic Era, the Manor turned into the habitat of a foreign world and turned into a land of death.
“I have felt my way around and rolled about the Post-Apocalyptic Era for twenty years, the heavens have finally opened its eyes at me and gave me one more chance.”
This familiar scene and familiar Manor caused Yang Tian to laugh out loud uncontrollably.
Looking at the date on his cellphone, Yang Tian knew that he did not have much time left. The Apocalypse will descend three days later, he needs to make all the necessary preparations for the Post-Apocalyptic Era by then.
Vegetables will turn into valuable supplies in the Post-Apocalyptic Era, Yang Tian needs to protect his crops well. It was natural that wild plants would grow around the vegetables, and a portion of these wild weeds and flowers would instantly go through a mutation when the Apocalypse descends and become aggressive creatures. The first task he needs to do was to clear the Manor of all wild plants.
A 6,600 square meters plot of land, clearing the entire area would likely take quite some time.
Yang Tian felt his stomach, he got hungry even before he could start the task. Fortunately, there was some leftover breakfast in the kitchen. After quickly filling up his stomach, Yang Tian picked up a hoe and started working.
Yang Tian needs to ensure the survivability of these vegetables. During the Post-Apocalyptic Era, these vegetables will turn into precious wealth. As for whether he should remove the fruit trees, Yang Tian was feeling conflicted. Fruit Trees that mutated during the Apocalypse would either turn extremely aggressive or become Mutated Fruit Trees that would bear extremely valuable fruits. Yang Tian did not know which type the Fruit Trees in his Manor become, that was why he was unable to decide what to do.
“Let’s keep them first! I do not believe my luck will be that bad.”
After some thinking, Yang Tian chose to keep the Fruit Trees. However, the wild plants around them must be removed, especially when there was a risk of Carnivorous-Type Plants appearing. During the early phase of the Post-Apocalyptic Era, these type of plants were virtually invincible existences. Yang Tian would not risk having any of such plants appearing within his Manor.
After working for an hour, Yang Tian was covered in sweat.
“This body is still lacking!”
Yang Tian wiped away the sweat on his head and weakly complained. During the early days of the Post-Apocalyptic Era, Yang Tian had also suffered many losses because of his weak physique.
“Let’s buy some necessities first!”
Yang Tian no longer has the strength to continue his task, thus he decided to head out and purchase supplies needed during the Post-Apocalyptic Era.
Currently, Yang Tian has fifty thousand dollars of savings and he withdrew all of them. When the Post-Apocalyptic Era arrives, these would all just turn into bundles of waste paper!
First stop was the supermarket. Yang Tian purchased all the rice the supermarket has and rented their delivery truck for transport, all these cost him fifteen thousand dollars. The maximum weight capacity of the truck was six tons, the rice took up nearly three tons, taking up half the weight capacity and occupying half the space within the truck as well.
Yang Tian also purchased many compressed foods from the supermarket, these items were all extremely precious items during the Post-Apocalyptic Era.
Hardtacks, chocolates, instant noodles… all these items filled up the remaining space within the truck.
Another thirty thousand dollars was spent, this was also the first time the supermarket had encountered such a huge customer as well. Yang Tian wanted to drive away the delivery truck personally, however, the supermarket did not agree until Yang Tian offered to pledge his identity card as collateral.
“One card to exchange for one delivery truck. What a great deal.”
Will identity cards have any use during the Post-Apocalyptic Era?
Yang Tian went to visit a metal workshop next. In general, one would not be able to purchase any real swords or blades, only in such workshops would one be able to purchase the real stuff.
“Wait, we did not have any deliveries today.”
The owner of the metal workshop saw Yang Tian driving in on a delivery truck and thought Yang Tian was here on delivery.
“Owner, I am not here to deliver. I am here to make a purchase.”
“Oh? What do you want to buy?” the workshop owner looked at Yang Tian with doubt.
For workshops like them, they would only work with people they were acquainted with, but this was the first time he met Yang Tian. It is possible that Yang Tian is an uncover cop.
“Ten Tang Sabers, ten machetes, five shields. I want them to be made from aluminum alloys, and make sure they are all properly sharpened.”
“Hey, boss. We are just a normal business and do not make such stuff. Why not you try other workshops?”
“Here are five thousand dollars, I want it done immediately.”
“Boss, we really only do normal business, we don’t…”
“Do I look like a normal person to you?”
Yang Tian emitted a murderous aura from his eyes, causing the owner of the workshop to take several steps back.
The workshop owner was truly shaken by Yang Tian, he has met his fair share of ruthless individuals but none of them were able to emit such strong hostility like Yang Tian.
The workshop owner immediately ran into the workshop and ordered his workers to stop whatever they were doing, every man would be tasked to fulfill Yang Tian’s order without any hiccups allowed.
“Owner, what happened? Why is it so urgent this time?”
“A ruthless one came, we need to work quickly.”
The workers peeked through the window and looked at Yang Tian. When they saw Yang Tian’s vicious gaze on them, the hammers on their hands nearly dropped from the shock.
“Quickly finish the order and send him away. Who knows what would happen if we let this drag.” The workshop owner revealed a bitter smile.
The workshop owner stepped out and walked towards Yang Tian and said, “Boss, do you want to come in and sit? I have instructed my workers to start working, I believe the job will be finished soon.”
“No need, I will just wait here.”
Yang Tian rejected the workshop owner’s invitation, he waited inside the truck until the workshop workers have completed the request.
More than three hours went by before the workshop produced the items that Yang Tian ordered. All of them were made from aluminum alloys, be it their thickness or sharpness, the items were all excellently made.
“Boss, here is your order.”
The workshop owner had packed everything inside a wooden crate and passed it to Yang Tian. As the truck was fully loaded, Yang Tian placed the crate on the auxiliary seat.
Yang Tian drove the truck back to his manor. As he was alone, it was not possible to speed up the movement of the goods.
Within the manor, other than the manor house where Yang Tian resided, there was also a warehouse beside the house. The warehouse was over a thousand square feet of space, big enough to accommodate all the goods that the delivery truck held.
Within the warehouse were also some fruits and vegetables, Yang Tian gathered them and shifted them in one area while the remaining space was used to hold the rice and compressed foods.
By the time Yang Tian reached the manor, it was already six o’clock, after he finished moving the goods it was nine o’clock. Only after spending three hours did he finally managed to move everything.