Icarus Translations

Zhan Long

Chapter 19- Bloody Dagger

Roar!

 

The two Wild Wolves leap towards Tyrant of Western Chu’s back. Since he was the closest to the Wolves, it’s only natural that he becomes the target for their attacks. After using [Hemostasis] on myself, I take my Bramble Thorn Sword and rush ahead to attack Tyrant of Western Chu as well. I slice horizontally with an ordinary sword attack, but I am lacking in practice….

 

Whoosh

 

“95!”

 

Tyrant of Western Chu’s HP decreased by a chunk, and in addition the two Wild Wolves behind me also raises their claws and used [Whirling Claws] LV-2. Tyrant of Western Chu’s health immediately drops into the red zone, and his face turns into a shade of deep purple. Knowing that he is at a disadvantage, he turns around and run,

 

“Healers!” yells Tyrant of Western Chu.

 

His two healers quickly runs towards him. Crap, I’d better not let these two healers heal him, or else I won’t have any chance in winning!

 

I lower my sword and quickly chase after Tyrant of Western Chu. One of the healers rushed up to him, and the staff started glowing to heal Tyrant of Western Chu, but I quickly catch up and slice towards the healer’s neck with my Bramble Thorn Sword.

 

Whoosh!

 

“274!”

 

A critical hit, instant death!

 

Ding!

 

System Notification: You have killed player [Drizzling Rain]. Sin +100 points, you’ve become a “Chaotic Player”!

……

 

“You…Xiao Yao you bastard!” says Tyrant of Western Chu, full of anger.

 

I don’t bother responding to him, and after taking a hit from Tyrant of Western Chu, I quickly cast [Hemostasis], and run towards the second healer with my Bramble Thorn Sword. I slice towards the healer’s chest, and the damage shows as “161”. With cloth armor and only investing stat points in magic, the healer is defenseless against my attack. After 1.5 seconds, I quickly slice again. The healer can only stand there shocked, without any thoughts of healing herself, and dies with a cry.

 

Bang!

 

I hear a gunshot sound, and immediately afterwards, Piggy enters my vision, running with a gun in his hands. He shoots me from afar and takes out 74 Health Points. At the same time, Tyrant of Western Chu comes and attacks me with a powerful strike!

 

“111!”

 

I quickly withdraw, and keep running back. I use the familiar terrain to my advantage, and run into the flat-grounded cave. At the moment when Tyrant of Western Chu’s group enters the cave, they’ll see nothing but pitch darkness. While they cannot see me, I will take this chance and escape!

 

“Boss…”

 

The two elf archers also rushed with Tyrant. I take advantage of their blindness, and with a raise of my sword, I slashed twice, and finished one off. Simultaneously, an arrow appears in my chest, and my Health becomes next to nothing. My mana pool has almost reached its limits, so I cannot cast [Hemostasis] anymore. Well, I already killed 3 people, theres no need to go any further, or else this will get ugly!

 

Tyrant of Western Chu’s vision adjusts to the darkness and he comes running and shouting after me.

 

“Xiao Yao you bastard! Stand still, I will cut and burn you until nothing but ashes remain!!”

 

I grin a bit. Well since it’s come to this, you can’t blame my heart for being so ruthless…

 

Pa!

 

I parkour step on the walls and spring into the air. In the air, I squeeze myself through gap between the rocks where I came down earlier. Down below, Tyrant of the Western Chu’s group, a total of 7 people, chases after me. With their killing intent, my skin started to get goosebumps.

 

……

 

I escape the cave, and emerges into the blinding sun. I quickly spin around and use my sword to hammer on the moss rocks. From my experience before, this is an important pressure point for the cave, and it seems to support the entire cave.

 

Bam!

 

Sparks fly out, and the rock completely crumbles under my sharp Bramble Thorn Sword. Following that, the rocks around it start to collapse into the cave, what a scene!

 

BAMBAMBAM!

 

The entire hill deforms in a split second, and dust goes in every direction from the Wolf King’s nest. In the blink of an eye, the Wolf King’s nest has been completely crushed by the hill’s collapse. After I wobble on top of the sinking hill, I slide down onto the collapsed cave. At the same time, I hear cries from under my feet. Tyrant of Western Chu, Piggy, and all the others got crushed by the rocks, and were now dead!

 

In the same instant, I hear a system announcement——

 

Ding!

 

System Notification: The first Gold-ranked Boss [Bloody Wolf King] has been killed by player [XXXX] via a special method. As a reward, the player gains 3 charm!

 

[XXXX]? Who’s that? I think and look around…Oh! I have 5 charm now, so that player is me! Sadly, since I didn’t kill it manually, I didn’t get any experience points, or else I would have risen from level 18 to level 20, or maybe level 21, or even possibly level 22….

 

Tyrant of Western Chu’s groups have died, and they would need about 10 minutes or so to revive. I should scram before they revive. Oh wait! I still have one more thing to do!

 

I pick up my Bramble Thorn Sword and run towards the Wolf King’s corpse. I still haven’t picked up the items that the Wolf King dropped, and I can’t possibly be wasteful like this, these treasures are the rewards for my bravery and intelligence…

 

I quickly savage the area, and after 3 minutes, I noticed some gold fur under a pile of rocks. Chipping away at the rocks for a bit longer, I see the Wolf King’s corpse. I flip the corpse, and I see two dropped items, plus a reward of 2 gold coins! I’m rich baby~

 

Picking up the gold coins and the equipment, I can see a dagger that has a reddish-tint suffused over it. The other equipment is a green leather chestplate. It looks pretty good, and with a flick of my wrist, a window appears with the statistics of my new equipment——

 

[Bloody Dagger] (Green equipment)

Attack: 55-90

Agility: +5

Others: Increases the instant-kill rate by 0.1%

Level Required: 20

[Green Chestplate] (Green equipment)

Defense: +17

Strength +4

Level Required: 20

 

……

 

My mood instantly turns great, my goodness, who knew that the boss would drop two Green-ranked equipment? Although its not Silver-ranked, it is still a lot stronger than Black-Iron Ranked equipment that I have. In addition it is a level 20 Green equipment, and to the top players that are around level 20  right now, it is a priceless artifact! I’m rich again baby~

 

<<Note: [Destiny]’s equipment ranking is as follows: Black Iron -> Green -> Bronze -> Silver -> Gold -> Purple -> Emperor -> Sacred -> Saint -> Divine -> God>>

 

I put away the Bloody Dagger and the green chestplate in my bag, and I take my Bramble Thorn Sword to prepare to leave. Going along the mountains and blending into the forest, I disappear in an instant. Even if Tyrant of Western Chu’s group revives, they will have no chance of finding me, since the Seven-Starred Valley is enormous. They can’t split up and try to find me, because they can’t defeat the level 18-20 monsters individually, so they can only move together or else it’s game over for them.

 

But, the boss and the drops have been stolen, plus they all dropped one level. Looking at Tyrant of Western Chu’s short temper, I think with every fibre of his being, he really wants to cut and burn me until nothing but ashes remain…

 

Indeed, before long, a paid System Announcement is transmitted through the air——

 

Ding!

 

System Announcement (Tyrant of Western Chu speaking): “Xiao Yao Zi Zai! You better remember today’s events you bastard! You are not only angering me, you are making an enemy of the entire [Wrath of the Heroes] guild! Just you watch, I will personally wipe you away from the face of the earth, and on that day, you will deeply regret your actions today!”

 

This player speaker system is pretty effective huh. 10,000 yuan (~$1600) to speak once, this guy must be pretty damn rich!

 

Well, since my name is in red because I killed players, I need to continue killing monsters. Every monster kill reduces my sin point by one, so I after 300 monsters kills my name will return to normal. But whatever, this suits me fine, I can level up while I kill monsters!

 

……

 

But, before long, I hear a drop sound. It’s a message from a friend, and I only have one person on my friends list. The extremely beautiful, the charming, assassin Yue Qing Qian, Deputy Chief of the Prague’s Guild.

 

“My friend Xiao Yao, what have you done to anger these insane people from [Wrath of the Heroes]?” asks Qing Qian.

After thinking for a while, I give her a reply.“We had a small argument back at the starting village, and just now we had some slight problems in the area around Ba Huang City.”

“It seems that you haven’t dropped any levels. You killed them?” she asks again.

“Yeah, I killed two healers, one archer.” (Xiao Yao)

Qing Qian seems pretty surprised. “Wow! Very impressive. If I’m not mistaken, you are also a healer. What kind of attack allowed you to take out three of them? Last time I saw you, you were wearing a sword on your belt. Tell me, what kind of healer also uses a sword? ”

 

I smile a bit. “Well…I am a person who doesn’t go by the standards, so I took the Berserk Healer route, all my points are put into strength.”

“I see, I see. You really are one strange fellow. Oh yeah, how’s your alchemy level?”

“It is level 3 now, I’ve already started making level 3 pills.”

“Ah good.” She sends that with a smile-emoticon, and continues. “Then I’ll put an order down. Level 3 pills, at least 1000 batches, can you provide it?”

“Yep, no problem. 1000 batches. But, the Seven-Starred Pills recover 200 MP, 50 MP more than what they sell at the NPC store. So looking at the price, I will sell it at 5 silver coins per pill, same price at the NPC store. I’ll let you know when I have everything prepared.”

“Okay, no problem. I’m going to go now, you go on and play. But be careful, if you die while having a red name, you will drop a lot of your materials and equipment.”

“Don’t worry. Oh yeah, I still have two more items, would you have any interest in them?”

“What are they?”

I send the pictures and attributes of the Bloody Dagger and the green chestplate to her, and after a few seconds, she sends me a call request.

“Wow! How did you get your hands on these Green-ranked equipment?” she asks with a voice full of excitement.

“Trade secret. If this gets out, I can’t do anymore business can I? Do you have any interest in these?” I reply with a smile.

 

Of course I do! Level 20 Green-ranked dagger, this could be the first ever Green-ranked equipment! I do want it and you can give me a price, but throw in a discount in name of our friendship!”

“Fine…”  I go quiet for a second to think. “The Bloody Dagger will be a bit expensive though…How about this, I’ll sell you the dagger for 5 gold, plus the chest plate for 2 gold. A total of 7 gold, it shouldn’t be expensive right?”

“Yep, deal!” Her eyes seemed to twinkle when she finished up the deal in call window.

“Okay, when I finish killing the monsters to clear my red name and return, I’ll get these to you.”

“Okay!” Qian Qing says with a smile, but quickly adds another sentence. “Wait! Xiao Yao, you are a kind person…”

 

“Thanks, you are kind as well…”

 

“Yep, we are both good people…”

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Author: Shi Luo Ye
TL: Gravity

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