Chapter 36: Soul Sacrifice
Chapter 36: Soul Sacrifice
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Ling Chen’s experience is now 50% of LV9, only a small distance away from LV10. Once he reaches LV10, then he can equip Soaring Cloud. At that time, his overall strength will increase tremendously.
Playing with the incredibly light spear in his hands for a bit, only then did Ling Chen put it away a bit reluctantly. Scanning around, right when he was about to turn around, his eyebrows suddenly twitched. Standing at the location that he picked up Soaring Cloud, he bent his body looking at the area that the giant toad’s body met with the ground. Right when his head was practically sticking to the ground, he finally saw a black object about the size of his palm. Most of it is on the outside but there is still a small section of it stuck under the toad’s body. This item doesn’t have any radiance, its colour is very similar to the ground’s, adding that the light in here is extremely dim, if it wasn’t for Ling Chen particularly keen eyesight, he pretty much wouldn’t have found it.
Extending his arm and grabbing one of its ends, if didn’t feel cold, clearly not made from metal. From the feeling, it actually felt like a kind of hard wood.
His hand grabbing the edge, after trying a couple times, he finally bit his teeth and used all of his strength to pull it out, his body nearly falling to the ground from the backward force.
This is a square, black plate, nothing out of the ordinary. The front of it is flat and smooth, on the other side, he discovered a big, faintly imprinted word… Order.
Slowly, Ling Chen used his hand to tightly grasp it, his eyes flickering an abnormal light.
2 pieces of silver equipment, 3 pieces of gold equipment, one energy orb, one Faerie equipment… and this was not all, in the end there was also this kind of generous gift.
Glancing at the giant toad beside him that had forced him into countless hopeless situations and near the edge of death, he suddenly started to feel that its ugly body was actually really cute.
In the next five minutes, Ling Chen was knocking around and hitting the toad’s corpse, pushing it here kicking it there. Only after he confirmed that there really were no other items did he turn around, looking towards the door leading to the sixth area that had already opened.
The guardian of the 5th area is a LV10 Faerie beast… if the 6th area still has a guardian beast, then it undoubtedly surpasses the Greedy Giant Toad.
Standing at the entrance of the 6th area for a while, he did not feel any dangerous atmosphere coming through, but he still didn’t dare to rashly advance. Right now he had already used all of his special potions, his HP and MP recovery potions also only remained the 20 bottles that the giant toad dropped. Besides that, he didn’t have any other replenishments. Ling Chen furrowed his brows, thinking of different kinds of possibilities that could occur and methods of approach after entering… Suddenly, the corners of his lips twitched, almost not resisting knocking himself on the head.
From the moment he came online, he had always felt like he had forgotten something. Only now did he suddenly remember, after he had exterminated the giant toad, the system seemed to have given a “Unique Item” and a “Unique Skill”.
Ling Chen immediately stopped thinking about the 6th area in front, calling out his backpack… Sure enough in the corner of the backpack there was an extra silver insignia the size of a ping pong ball.
[Consonance Insignia]: Type: Insignia, Grade: None, Equipment Requirements: Exclusive to [Ling Tian], Cannot be traded, a mysterious insignia with an unknown origin, will only be rewarded to the first player to solo a Faerie Beast, the item itself does not possess any attributes. But legends says that it has been passed down from ancient times, it can open a certain ancient ruin.
Ling Chen: “…”
Insignias, no matter in what virtual game world are always the rarest, and also most valuable, priceless equipment. It’s not to say that the stats of insignias are very strong, but the insignias have an attribute that no other piece of equipment will ever have: That is that there is no equipment limit. Which means that if you have the ability to gain large amounts of insignias, then all of those insignias can be equipped at the same time, the stats are naturally accumulated– Of course, the premise is that you have the ability to gain lots of insignias. Although, it is also because of this special attribute that no other piece of equipment can have, that the rarity of insignias has been directly decided. Insignias cannot be dropped by creatures, instead they appear as a symbol of status or a special reward when you complete some kind of very special task or some kind of great achievement.
What made Ling Chen speechless is that the insignia that he gained actually had no stats.
Can open a certain ancient ruin… This is the line that determined the value of this insignia, and it’s very vague, seemingly real seemingly fake. Furthermore is doesn’t mention any information about the so called “Ancient Ruin”.
Ling Chen could only helplessly put it away, and then open up his skill page, expectantly looking towards the mysterious skill that he gained.
[Soul Sacrifice]: Current Level: : LV1, Highest Level LV4, SP to Upgrade to LV2: 2000, An impasse skill that uses your life and soul as an offering in exchange for the most extreme attack strength. Only people with a strong mind and conviction can unlock and trigger it. After activating HP=1, Physical Attack Strength+100%, Magic Attack Strength+100%, the use of any skill has no consumption (including HP and MP consumption), Duration: 10 secs, and cannot be stopped while in use, cannot use any method of HP recovery. Cooldown Time: 300 secs.
Ling Chen: “!!!!”
Increasing attack strength by a whole 100%… how can there exist such a terrifying buff!
Soul Sacrifice, truly worthy of the name of “Impasse Skill”, it is the last struggle that puts one’s life at the edge of death in exchange for the crazy growth of attack strength. An increase of 100% to attack strength is incredibly scary, but during this buff time, HP has to remain at 1 point and cannot be recovered. During this time as long as you are lightly touched by any attack, you will undoubtedly die. Truly an impasse skill that should not be activated unless in a desperate situation.
Even though the price and level of danger in releasing it is very high, but the buff of 100% attack strength is enough to make any player stare tongue-tied.
At the same time the amount of SP required to upgrade Soul Sacrifice to LV2 is high enough to scare a regular player into gaining a mental disease…
It actually needs 2000 whole points of SP!
Working his butt off killing a Faerie BOSS he only gained 1000 SP, just this skill’s first upgrade requires 2000 SP… dare to be even harsher!!
He looked at his current SP: 2500. 300 points from the man-eating toads, 1000 from the Greedy Giant Toad, 1000 from the big reward of soloing the first Faerie BOSS, 200 from the reward of gaining the first Faerie Equipment. These 2500 points are undoubtedly an incredibly big wealth, it’s something that regular players can’t even dream of. He even believed that with this amount of SP, even after changing to an official class he can directly max out some of the skills.
Yet these skill points, are only enough to upgrade Soul Sacrifice to LV2.
Should I put them into Soul Sacrifice…
Soul Sacrifice is a very extreme skill, powerful, but also very dangerous. Even calling it a suicidal skill is not too much. Even if you gave this skill to a regular player for free, they would basically not have the balls to use it. But towards Ling Chen this is truly a terrifying skill. He also wanted to see just how strong it will get after reaching LV2.
After hesitating for a long time, Ling Chen bit his teeth in the end and put 2000 SP into Soul Sacrifice. Right away, under the sound of the system notification, Soul Sacrifice upgraded to LV2.
[Soul Sacrifice]: Current Level: : LV2, Highest Level LV4, SP to Upgrade to LV3: 5000, An impasse skill that uses your life and soul as an offering in exchange for the most extreme attack strength. Only people with a strong mind and conviction can unlock and trigger it. After activating HP=1, Physical Attack Strength+200%, Magic Attack Strength+200%, the use any skill has no consumption (including HP and MP consumption), Duration: 15 secs, and cannot be stopped while in use, cannot use any method of HP recovery. Cooldown Time: 300 secs.
Looking at the attributes of the upgraded Soul Sacrifice, Ling Chen almost let out a gasp.
An upgrade of 1 level, not only made the duration increase to 15 seconds, physical and magical attack buff also directly increased to 200%! Exactly double of what it used to be at LV1! If he activates Soul Sacrifice, his attack power will directly triple! How scary is that!
Ling Chen suddenly felt, the expenditure of these 2000 points is not a waste at all.
As for upgrading to LV3, the amount of SP required is a whole 5000 points. Ling Chen glanced at the number for a second, and then didn’t have the guts to look a second time. Those 2000 or so skill points are from killing a Faerie BOSS plus system rewards on the side. From now on he will be conventionally killing elites and BOSS to accumulate SP, who knows what year and month he will accumulate 5000 points. More so, the professions after job changing have a pile of skills, all needing SP…
Getting Soul Sacrifice to upgrade is going to be a long time away.
Once again standing at the entrance towards the 6th area, Ling Chen took a last look at the giant toad’s corpse before stepping forward, sighing about his encounters in the past few day under the sound of footsteps. A high payout, will be accompanied by a high return., he always believed in this line. Exterminating the Greedy Giant Toad, he can be said to have accomplished an impossible task, and because of that, he gained one after another OP level rewards.
Then, what is hidden in front.
Taking his first step in, the stone door like before tightly closed, his retreat, once more being blocked. Ling Chen lifted his gaze looking forward, and then slightly blanked.
What appeared in front of his eyes was not a wide space, but instead a narrow passage.
Ling Chen stayed silent for a bit, and then walked forward with light footsteps.
The passage is two meters wide, 2 meters tall, and unexpectedly long. Ling Chen walked for 3 whole minutes before finally reaching the end.
Is in front the 6th area?
Ling Chen made his footsteps as light as possible, slowly moving forward silently. Turning around the last corner of the passage, a large space immediately appeared before his eyes. At the same time, an indescribably immense sense of danger rushed at him from in front, making his body abruptly freeze, even holding back his breath, his entire self as if petrified standing there not moving.