The next morning at 7 AM, quite a few students have already prepared their books to go to class but today’s class is extremely boring. Both Wan Er and I have no interest in it, and Cheng Yue also wants to skip, so we decided that after eating breakfast we’ll go level grinding!
At the ground floor of the girl’s dorm, Wan Er and Cheng Yue walk towards me.
“Cheng Yue,we meet again…”
Dong Cheng Yue puts her hands behind her, and sarcastically says: “What? It’s only been a day, and you already start to miss me?”
I ignore that comment and reply: “We’ll go and eat breakfast, then we go online…”
“Oh? You’re pretty calm…” She lightly smiles.
I’m astounded: “Why wouldn’t I be calm?”
“All of Ba Huang City is in an uproar, don’t you know?” Wan Er glances at me with her pretty brows: “Hmph. I really pity your future…”
“Future?” I have no idea what they’re talking about.
Cheng Er tries her best not to laugh: “This guy really doesn’t know!! Hehe, this morning, Ba Huang City went into an uproar. The player [Tyrant of Western Chu] gave out a ridiculous bounty for a player called [Xiao Yao Zi Zai]. I hear, if you can get a video that shows you killing [Xiao Yao Zi Zai], then you can trade that video to the [Wrath of Heroes] guild for 1000 gold coins!”
I widen my eyes: “1000 gold coins? You’re not joking are you? One level of me is worth 1000 coins? I think I should suicide and grab all that money!”
“It’s for real…” Ling Wan Er looks at me with both compassion and pity: “It’s better if you don’t show yourself too often, players from Ba Huang City will look at you like a walking gold bar…”
I nod “Mm, I always keep my head down when I do things…But it’s not that easy to kill me. Hmph, Liu Ying is better off dreaming. Using money to suppress my level? Ha, impossible!”
“Is that so? Let’s make a bet.” Wan Er smiles.
Cheng Yue smiles on the side: “Wan Er’s mood is pretty good today, even suggesting a bet…”
“That’s fine, what do you want to bet on?”
Wan Er crosses her arms in front of her chest, and says: “How about this, go online for 5 hours. If you don’t get killed by anyone then I’ll treat you to a meal and let you order anything you’d like.”
“And if I lose?” I start to have greedy thoughts.
“If you lose, meaning if you die once, then you need to treat me and Cheng Yue for a meal. It doesn’t even need to be a top-class restaurant, just spend around 200 Yuan (~32 dollars) and it’ll be fine. How about it?”
“Its a deal!” I stretch out my hand.
Wan Er smiles, and also stretches her white, soft hand, and we shake on it. “Deal!”
Cheng Yue is probably the happiest, she gets to be treated no matter who wins or loses!
After breakfast, at 8 o’clock in the morning, I go straight back to the dorms and go online!
I appear in Dragon City, and all around me is an area of wilderness. South of me are the endless forests leading to Ba Huang City, and north of me is a mountain range with a continuous ice spine. The ice spine goes from east to west and separates the continent into a south part and north part. The south is where rain and wind falls peacefully with flowers and plants growing vigorously and the land where the 7 empires in <<Destiny>> are established. The north is an area of unknown to mankind, and Dragon City is built in the middle of the ice spine, acting like a gate for the 7 empires.
I pull out the Jade Sword and think about what I should do. For the next 5 hours, I will go grind my level and do quests around Dragon City. Very few players come to this area, so for at least 5 hours I should be fairly safe and my bet with Wan Er is pretty much in the bag. Mm, I haven’t eaten the Squirrelfish from the Pine & Crane restaurant yet. The dish costs 250 Yuan per pound…Personally, I can’t pay for it but now I can have Miss buy it for me, what a rare chance!
At the quartermaster, I repair my equipment and also look at what he has to offer. Level 4 Health Potions, 50 silver coins per bottle, it regenerates 400 points of HP. Pretty decent, so I buy a few and throw them in my bag. If I ever get into an emergency situation, and my [Heal] is on its 6 second cooldown, I wouldn’t be helpless. After changing classes to Scavenger of Dragon City, I lost [Hemostasis], which means that I need to be more prepared from now on.
I call out Baby Bobo, and he flies happily around the area. I think that even he can feel that his master’s power increased significantly. But Bobo is always buzzing happily, even the second before he was annihilated by Yan Zhao…
I open up Ba Huang City’s leaderboard——
1) Yan Zhao Warrior – Level 33 – Swordsman
2) General Li Mu – Level 32 – Swordsman
3) Yue Qing Qian – Level 32 – Assassin
4) General Bi Qi – Level 32 – Berserker
5) Yue Wei Liang – Level 32 – Assassin
6) Soaring Dragon – Level 32 – Mage
7) General Wang Jian – Level 32 – Swordsman
8) Fierce Tiger – Level 32 – Berserker
9) Black Tortoise – Level 31 – Archer
10) Frozen Gravestone – Level 31 – Swordsman
The levels are pretty close to one another and Yan Zhao’s level is rising pretty fast as well. He probably didn’t sleep last night and kept on leveling up. Even the Generals can’t chase up to his level. The two beauty assassins also get their place on the leaderboard. Black Tortoise and Fierce Tiger have been on Ba Huang City’s leaderboard for quite a long time, so its no surprise that they showed up this time. As for Frozen Gravestone, he is a new high-level player. The early stages of the game has a lot of competition, but the skilled players show their dominance in the later stages.
I check my own position on the leaderboard, its 271st place, level 30 Scavenger of Dragon City. Looking at this placement, I am extremely proud of myself. I’ve finally reached the top 10000 in a game!
In the morning, I do my profession job, excrement mover. After I became an apprentice, Beast Tamer Dalin just sits around all day eating meat and picking his teeth. He doesn’t do any work whatsoever.
I take Bobo and walk around the wilderness, bringing back a few piles of excrement from Phoenixes. From that, I gain some experience, and afterwards, I try talking to the quartermaster. Finally the quartermaster speaks: “Young Scavenger of Dragon City! To the West of the city are some uninvited guests! They are strong trolls and I hear that they are the crossbreeds of whales and lions. Go there and kill 100 trolls then come back to collect your reward!”
System Notification: Do you accept the quest [Slaughter the Trolls]? (Quest difficulty: A)
Very nice, I quickly accept it, and an A level quest pops up in my quest menu. Why would a quest that asks to kill normal monsters be an A ranked quest? This can only mean one thing, the levels of the trolls are higher than mine. Damn, it may not be me slaughtering them but rather the other way around!
I go talk to Dalin again: “Instructor, do you have some secret skill that you can pass down to me?!”
Currently, I can’t return back to Ba Huang City to learn new skills so the only skill I have from being a swordsman is the [Combo]. Also, I didn’t even have a chance to learn Quick Blade, Parry, or Heavy Strike etc. since I can only learn skills from this extremely unreliable instructor!
Dalin lays on his little grass bed in his tent and doesn’t even bat me an eye. His finger picks his nose and he flings a snot-ball at me——“Nope!”
I pull out my Jade sword and slice that snot-ball in half and say angrily: “Then I’m leaving…”
Walking west for 10 minutes, I reached a dark green valley, the area for my quest. In the forest, 3 meter high trolls were just sitting there and between every two trolls was a boiling pot of soup. The Trolls had sharp teeth and a strong body. In addition, when their skin rubbed against their rock seats, sparks appear! These monsters!
I inch my way forward, and I look at their stats. Damn, I can’t see most of their stats, but I can see the level——
Description: Trolls, a group of monsters living in the wilderness. Trolls have extremely strong attacks and defenses but their movement are slow. That’s their only weakness. Of course, if a warrior’s sword is sharp enough, it can penetrate their thick skin, but in the past thousand years warriors haven’t been able to kill off any trolls, and instead became ingredients for their soup.
“Damn it! I hate eating alligators! Their skin is way too rough!” One troll says while holding a soup ladle.
Another one growls: “Idiot. don’t whine. If it wasn’t for you, we could have gotten that young women yesterday. Her flesh must be very sweet and delicious!”
“Ha!” The first troll replies “With one hit, that women wounded you! Those kind of women are impossible to swallow. She would break your throat and stomach, and jump out from your stomach!”
The third troll uses some branches to stir the soup and says: “No one say anything more. I heard that that woman is the captain of the castle on top of the ice spine and she’s called Frost. She is already a heavenly ranked person, we can’t even be compared to her!”
“Screw it, tomorrow we go to the western graveyard to grab some maggots to eat!”
“Okay! Everytime you talk about maggots, I start drool…”
I almost throw up but I don’t dare to suddenly go up and fight them. If these 3 level 38 monsters combine their attacks, I am pretty much dead instantly. So I must find a suitable moment to attack! Hmm, those trolls probably didn’t eat anything good today, and as they drink that soup, they probably need to pee, and right when they are in the bathroom I’ll attack them individually!
I wait for a full 3 minutes, and finally, the troll with the wound stands up, and slowly walks away from the campfires. He unties the cloth on his waist…..
I slowly pull out the sword, and a ray of light appears, showing that [Turmoil Sword] is in effect. My chance has come! First I’ll kill off this slightly wounded troll!
The Silver-locked boots step on the rocks and I dash towards the troll. Bobo’s speed is even faster and goes straight into a level 3 [Combo] attack on the troll’s behind!
Indeed, the defense of the troll is pretty good.
At the same time, I activate [Combo] with my sword, and with a golden hexagram swirling on the sword’s edge, I strike two times on its rock-like skin. This is no fake gold-ranked sword! The troll snarls but it lost quite a bit of HP——
Indeed, with [Turmoil Sword], in addition to Jade City Sword, my attack damage is just slightly over Bobo’s!
The troll snarls, spins, and bashes his huge bat on me and Bobo——
I’m still good, and although Bobo’s defense isn’t as good as mine, he doesn’t need any healing either. I continue with the rapid attacks, Stab+Slash+Hack+Strike+Slash!
The troll’s leg hits my chest plate, and knocks me back. Damn, it is quite tough!
Author: Shi Luo Ye