Chapter 48: Heaven Wind Technique, Item Manipulation Technique
[Mysterious Egg]: An egg that is about to give birth to an unknown life form, its origin is unknown.
Ling Chen put away this egg. Being able to be called a “Great Beast” by Tao Tie, without even needing to think the origin of this egg must be extraordinary. The beast that it will hatch out will also definitely not be a regular beast. Looks like he needs to go use all kinds of methods to gain a non-elemental orb. But he understands in his heart that energy orbs this kind of thing will basically not appear at the early stage of the game. Because only super bosses of at least Faerie grade will drop energy orbs, and the drop rate is very low, a lot lower than even high grade equipment. The only energy orb that he obtained on his own, “Heartless Orb”, is from a low level Faerie beast, the process in the middle was unbelievably dangerous. And being able to drop an energy orb has to be ascribed to him soloing it while under-leveled. It is not all players that have his luck and ability to encounter and kill a Faerie beast. At the early stage of the game, Faerie beasts are simply undefeatable by players. Energy orbs are also valuable items that only very few players can obtain in the mid-late stages.
Wanting to obtain a non-elemental energy orb is really hard for the average people.
“I will hatch it out as soon as possible.” Ling Chen said. After some slight contemplation he lifts his head and asks: “Tao Tie, can I ask you a few questions?”
Ling Chen has too many questions that he wants to ask Tao Tie, but Tao Tie bluntly refused his request. He said with a heavy voice: “Do not ask me any questions, you who does not know anything is lucky. If you know too many unnecessary things, then your body, your mood, and your mind will all bear some heavy shackles. So, some things, it’s better if you don’t know too early. If you really want to know, then find and discover them yourself in the process of looking for the God Orbs and Saint Orbs. I know what you want to know, but even if I know the answer I will not tell you.”
Ling Chen: “…”
“Yo!” Qi Yue pursed her lips in discontent, saying with a beautiful smile: “You big guy, you’re really not cute. Entrusting such an important thing to my little master, and yet not even allowing him to ask a few simple questions. How hurt will this make my little master feel. Shouldn’t you compensate my little master with a little something?”
Just a simple demeanor and yet it is so exceedingly coquettish, a casual voice and yet so extremely sweet, making Ling Chen beside her feel for an instant that all the strength had left his body. Tao Tie was silent for a short while before opening his mouth and saying: “Okay, I Tao Tie never wish to be indebted to others, not to mention right now your ability is too weak, raising up a bit your ability isn’t a bad option either. Then, you have accepted my entrustment, you can propose one of your conditions, but this condition cannot include asking me some questions that you want to know the answer to, and is only limited to increasing your ability. I can increase your level or stats, and can also give you an amazing piece of equipment, I can also bestow upon you powerful skills. You, choose yourself.”
Giving away a pet egg of extraordinary origin for free, and even giving a bonus of being able to propose a condition…
Is this a big pile of pies falling from the sky!? (TL: Glossary)
Virtually without even thinking about it, Ling Chen responded: “Skills!”
“Hehe, very good, I admire your answer. Level and stats can be brought up on your own, high grade equipment can be obtained on your own. Only skills… That is what will always accompany you and will give you a lifetime of benefits. Then, do you need passive or active skills?”
“Passive.” Ling Chen still responded without any hesitation.
After the sound of his voice ended, within Tao Tie’s two eyes two dots of black light suddenly flickered. After lasting for a couple seconds the light suddenly shot outwards heading straight for Ling Chen, ramming into his body.
Ling Chen’s body slightly tilted backwards, his body already being enveloped by a mass of black light, and then gradually seeping into his body. Once the light completely sunk into his body, a system notification rose up beside his ears.
“Ding… You have gained unique skills [Heaven Wind Technique], [Item Manipulation Technique].”
[Heaven Wind Technique]: Current Level: LV1, Highest Level: LV10. Sp to Upgrade to LV2: 400. Ancient battle technique, after practice it can greatly increase the ability to control any weapon. Effect: When using any weapon, damage dealt is increased by 5%. Effect does not stack with other weapon proficiency skills.
[Item Manipulation Technique]: Current Level: LV1, Highest Level: LV10. Sp to Upgrade to LV2: 400. Ancient battle technique, after practice equipment that surpasses your current level can be equipped. Effect: Ignores any piece of equipment’s level requirement by 1 level.
Such powerful skills!! Ling Chen almost yelled out in shock.
After all apprentice professions switch to their official professions, they will all have proficiency passive skills for their respective weapons, like “Sword Proficiency”, “Spear Proficiency”, etc. These passive skills will increase the attack ability and hit rate when using the respective weapon. When gaining the Gemini Orb Ling Chen even once thought with a spear and a sword and maybe other weapons, doesn’t that mean that when he changes profession that he’ll need to learn 2, or maybe even more weapon proficiency skills! That would unquestionably waste a large amount of SP. But this [Heaven Wind Technique] gifted by Tao Tie is able to directly increase the damage dealt for all weapons. Furthermore it already increases 5% higher at just LV1. Heaven Wind Technique’s max level is LV10, wonder how strong the effect will be when it reaches max level. But this skill is not without flaw… It does not increase hit rate and cannot stack with other weapon proficiency skills.
[Item Manipulation Technique] is a passive skill special to the point that nobody is able to be not surprised. With this skill Ling Chen is able to equip LV10 equipment right now. Regardless if it’s Soaring Cloud or Sand Blade he can equip them all! This skill’s highest level is LV10. At LV1 it can ignore the equipment level requirement by 1 level. Then, if this skill gets maxed, it can ignore at least 10 levels! At that time, he will be able to directly equip equipment of which the level requirement is 10 levels higher than his own! This effect is practically outrageous.
Of course, the pretense is that their levels reach a high level. And reaching a high level, requires a large amount of SP. Upgrading to LV2 require 400 (A/N: Lunar Scourge has something to say: The initial amount is 200!) SP each, upgrading to max level, without even needing to think you know that it is an astronomical number. The stronger the skill, the more difficult is is to upgrade.
“How is it, are you satisfied with these 2 skills?” Tao Tie’s voice sounded beside his ears.
“Very satisfied!” Ling Chen nods his head saying. Honestly speaking, regardless if it’s number or quality the skills that Tao Tie gave him all surpassed his expectations. These truly are skills gifted by a Mysterious God beast.
“Even though they cannot immediately provide you with strong assistance right now, their effects will always accompany you, allowing you to benefit from them for the rest of your life. Especially Heaven Wind Technique, it originates from a person that even the Heavens and Earth once feared. Maybe one day, you will attain, or even surpass his level. Then, remember everything that I’ve said, collect all of Lunar Scourge’s exclusive God Orbs and Saint Orbs within the shortest amount of time. At the same time do not forget to hatch the life that I’ve entrusted to you… You especially need to remember, do not let the Moon God clan discover that Lunar Scourge has resurfaced!”
Ling Chen nods his head, looking up and glancing at the surrounding stone wall… Ever since falling into this place, everything that he’s encountered has honestly been like a dream.
“Everything that I should’ve said I’ve already told you. What I can give you has also already been given. This underground space is very empty, besides what you’ve seen there is already nothing else. Right now, I will send you to the upper world. I know where you come from, and that you should be a human that comes from a different world. I believe that before too long you will leave this land and head towards Forgotten continent, and there, is the true beginning. Good luck, human that has conquered Lunar Scourge.”
While Tao Tie was speaking, a mass of black-green light had already enveloped Ling Chen’s body. That is the light of activating spatial transport.
“So eager to send us away? You’re still so heartless you big guy.” Qi Yue said laughingly.
“Because I’m like you, I wish more than anyone else that Lunar Scourge can resurface earlier. Little girl, for you, all these years of waiting have not been a waste. No one knows what the future holds, but at least a turning point has appeared. Take good hold of it. The fate of him and Lunar Scourge, will determine your fate. Do not forget your real identity, especially… don’t let the Succubus clan discover you too early. (TL: 夜魔族, not quite sure what this is yet. Term might change in the future when I figure out what they are.)
Qi Yue’s eyes narrowed, smiling faintly: “Big guy, I don’t need you to worry about my affairs. Then, I guess we’re leaving. If there’s a chance in the future, maybe we’ll come to visit you.”
“It is easy to leave this land, but almost impossible to come in. This point you should understand better than anyone else. You have intelligence that surpasses any life form, and an appearance that can enchant the entire world. Maybe I really don’t need to worry about you. Go you guys, I hope that in my lifetime I will be able to once more witness Lunar Scourge overlooking the entire world!”
At this moment the green-black coloured light reached an extreme intensity, and then completely vanished with a flicker, Ling Chen’s body also disappeared from here. Following his and Lunar Scourge’s departure, Qi Yue’s body also gradually dimmed, until she completely disappeared.
Spatial transfer, when the green light faded, the scenery in front of Ling Chen instantly lit-up. Staying in the dark underground space for so long, the abundant light and fresh air here made Ling Chen shut his eyes in comfort, and then quietly let out a sigh of relief. Falling down Wolf’s Cliff, not dying under the effect of the sapphire necklace, afterwards desperately fighting the Greedy Avarice Toad, winning after countless shaves with death, and gaining big booty. And then encountering Tao Tie, encountering Lunar Scourge and conquering it. And so, he gained an item suffering from heaven’s punishment that makes even gods afraid, he gained an energy orb with a very powerful ability, he gained a pet egg of extraordinary origin, and he gained two powerful passive skills.
Suddenly, everything felt so unreal, like a dream.
Are these really scenes that should be appearing in a virtual game world?
The End… for today.