Battle apes were a very cooperative species.
Although there were three major tribes of battle apes in this forest, not only did they exist in harmony, but they also mixed together to form several habitats throughout the central forest.
Not even one of the three tribal chiefs tried to seize full control of the battle apes, they instead split leadership of battle apes among them quite fairly.
However, this peace didn't last long, the maverick, the black furred ape suddenly appeared and challenged the chiefs to individual battles.
The outcome was devastating, they all lost, and as a race that was called 'Battle' apes, they had to accept the victor's challenge and fight fairly. As such, although they could have won at that time if they teamed together, their tradition and pride didn't let them follow through.
The black furred ape became the Ape king and the battle apes submitted, the chiefs believed that maybe uniting under a single king might be for the better of the whole battle apes.
Unfortunately, things only got worse. The Ape king demanded sacrifices every month for the so called king of the beasts, and especially apes at higher training stages.
In fear of disharmony if they rebelled and fought him together, the chiefs grit their teeth as they accepted his demands.
The Ape king got stronger and stronger, until they finally realized what actually happened to the sacrifices.
However, it was all too late, they couldn't beat him with his current strength, even if they fought together.
Finally, the day that they feared really came, the Ape king captured the chiefs for his last part of the plan.
This ceremony was the last ceremony, but also the most important of them all.
As the Ape king's body had hit the limit once again, he decided to breakthrough these limits once again in this gamble.
I held the dagger That I had used in my battles through the swamp sector.
The 'Vital Dagger Strike' that I trained in also included dagger throwing techniques, it was only that I didn't use them as I wanted to train my close combat ability.
However, today was the time to do so. Although the dagger wouldn't pierce too deep into the target, it would at least cause a severe injury.
I threw the dagger precisely at the heart of the Ape king, if it was a normal battle ape, it would die from such a blow, but I didn't expect much as the target wasn't to be underestimated.
A very ferocious howl came out from the Ape king.
'Was my dagger strike this effective?'
The response from the Ape king was kind of exaggerated, no matter what, the wound my strike caused couldn't have been the only reason.
The howls continued as another weird phenomena started to manifest, the Ape king's fur started changing color once again.
It looked like a chameleon who was adapting to the scenery, but the change happened chaotically.
In the end, the change stopped, but the Ape king looked even weirder.
Its main body and the leg he was standing on were now like a child's painting, that contained mixed colors of black, blue, green, and red. While its other three limbs had the individual colors of blue, green, and red.
The Ape king then stopped howling, as it stared at me fiercely.
I shuddered, it looked like the Ape king held quite the grudge.
This was going to be a very tough battle...
- I'm quite sorry for the lack of chapters yesterday and the late release this day as well, I was quite tired and busy with uni.
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