Starting With A Space Battleship - Chapter 10
Chapter 10: The Fake Meets The Real
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Following the instructions of the mysterious NPC, Li Xiaonian stepped back 300 meters and saw a small alley.
Curious, Li Xiaonian entered the alley and walked to the end.
The ethereal voice sounded again. “Little guy, here you are.”
Li Xiaonian asked at once, puzzled, “Why did you say I have a familiar smell? And what is the ‘blessed one’?”
The mysterious NPC was silent for a long time and responded, “All those who have acquired the ‘colorful’ skills are the blessed ones. I guess you just got them not long ago, so your body still exudes a unique smell, which can only be noticed by people with strong mental power. Of course, you don’t have to worry. In the entire Skyfire Base, only I can discover it, and in two days, the smell will disappear.”
Is this NPC so powerful?
Surprised, Li Xiaonian asked weakly, “Thank you for your answer. What do you need me to do for you?”
“Alas…” the mysterious voice sighed. “I was seriously injured and am in bad shape. To make a long story short, my name is Wufeng, the former leader of the Skyfire Base. The current leader of the base, Wuyu is my brother. He has been possessed by the devil and has become a puppet. If possible, I hope you can save me and help me kill Wuyu.”
System: “Wufeng issues an A-level hidden task [Rescue] to you.
Task requirements: successfully rescue Wufeng, and assist Wufeng to kill Wuyu;
Time limit: 26 days;
Task reward: unknown
Li Xiaonian clicked to reject without hesitation.
Come on, does this guy think I’m a green hand? Does he think he can fool me with an unknown reward?
The so-called “unknown reward” meant that the NPC would just give you whatever he’d like depending on his mood. If he was in a good mood, he might give you good equipment and a lot of merit points, but if he was not, he might just wave you away with a few silver coins.
In his previous life, he was fooled many times by the so-called [unknown] reward.
Rejected flatly by Li Xiaonian, Wufeng was very disappointed and said: “Since you are unwilling to help me, then leave.”
Li Xiaonian said with a simple and honest face, “I am not rejecting you, but I’d like to know what the reward is? Have you got a colorful skill book?”
Wufeng couldn’t help but sneer. “You are very ambitious. I spent my entire life and only got one colorful skill book. Do you really think colorful skill books can be found everywhere?”
Li Xiaonian was slightly embarrassed and asked, “Without a colorful skill book, then what reward can you give me?”
Finally here came hope. Wufeng didn’t want to give up. After thinking about it for a long time, he said, “If you successfully rescue me and help me kill Wuyu, I can give you 1,000 merit points, a rare skill book, and a set of C-level medical-type armor.” In order to let Li Xiaonian understand the preciousness of his rewards, he explained, “As a rookie, you may not know the power of the C-level armor. I can put it this way, with a set of C-level armor, you’ll be able to confront level-40 masters.”
The corner of Li Xiaonian’s mouth twitched.
These rewards might be very tempting for new players, but he was not a new player and didn’t lack money. Apart from the merit points, the other things were not attractive to him.
“That’s all? Nothing else?” Li Xiaonian continued to ask.
Wufeng didn’t expect that he had thrown such a big bargaining chip, but the other party was not moved at all, so he could only say reluctantly, “I can also give you a storage bracelet with a 10 cubic-meter space.”
Li Xiaonian was speechless. I have the [Shadow] storage space, which is 100,000 cubic meters. Why do I need a 10 cubic-meter garbage?
After thinking for a moment, Li Xiaonian demanded an exorbitant price. “In addition to the above rewards, I hope you can give me a permanent deputy leader position. In addition to having all the rights that I should have, as long as I don’t affect the normal development of Skyfire Base, You can’t reduce my authority with any excuse.”
In his previous life, he had suffered too much from fighting alone. In this life, he definitely wouldn’t follow the old route. This time, he must establish his own guild.
By controlling the Skyfire Base, the Wolf Walk Guild could continuously recruit new players to join the guild, and he could do the same. Anyway, sooner or later he would fall out with the Wolf Walk Guild. He didn’t mind being their enemy.
Wufeng remained silent for a long time and said, “I can give you the position of deputy leader, but your reward will only be 1000 merit points and a set of C-level medical-type armor.”
“Deal.” Li Xiaonian smiled.
System: “Wufeng issued an A-level hidden task [Rescue] to you.
Task requirements: successfully rescue Wufeng, and assist Wufeng to kill Wuyu;
Time limit: 26 days;
Task rewards: 1000 merit points, a set of C-level medical-type armor, the position of deputy leader of Skyfire Base (permanent);
Failure penalty: Health Points -50;”
This time, the task rewards were clarified but there was also a failure penalty. If the task failed, his health points would be deducted by 50. If it were another player, he would definitely reject this task, but Li Xiaonian didn’t care.
The higher the risk, the more generous the reward. It was worth the risk. Of course, most importantly, he could afford to lose.
He clicked to accept the task.
System: “You’ve successfully taken the hidden task [Rescue].”
Confirming that Li Xiaonian had taken the task, Wufeng was in a cheerful mood. “Go to the grocery store to find Kuiluo. He is my confidant. He will tell you what to do next. And don’t come here again. Otherwise, you’ll be suspected and arrested.”
Kuiluo? That Kuiluo who was conned out of 600 gold coins by him?
Li Xiaonian hesitated but still nodded. “Okay, Leader Wufeng. I’m leaving.”
Leaving the alley, Li Xiaonian mixed into the crowd of players.
After a while, he came to the door of Kuiluo’s grocery store. At this time, the grocery store was still deserted, but Li Xiaonian dared not take a step in.
He was a little afraid. What if Kuiluo jumped up and hacked him to death without giving him a chance to explain as soon as he got in?
After waiting for a long time, he saw the NPC soldiers patrolling about to come here.
Only then did Li Xiaonian dare to step into the grocery store. There were NPC soldiers behind him. No matter how fierce Kuiluo was, he didn’t dare to attack him in front of the soldiers, right?
“Warrior, welcome…” Kuiluo was in the middle of his words when his eyes suddenly widened, and he grabbed the machete on the table, yelling angrily, “Asshole, how dare you show up in front of me again? I’m gonna kill you today!”
Short in stature, Kuiluo was extremely agile. He turned over and jumped out of the counter, swinging the machete at Li Xiaonian’s head.
“I’m here to pay back the money!”
In a panic, Li Xiaonian shouted what Kuiluo wanted to hear the most.
The sharp machete cut off a few of Li Xiaonian’s hair, freaking him out.
“Are you really paying me back?” Kuiluo stared at Li Xiaonian fiercely as if he was going to hack him again.
Li Xiaonian carefully pinched the blade with two fingers, moved it away gently, and said awkwardly, “Yes, you have my word. But listen to me first. If you still want me to pay you back after you hear what I say, I’ll definitely give you the money without any hesitation.”
Kuiluo waved his palm and a gust of wind blew up, closing the door of the grocery store. He planned to catch the rat in the hole. “Brat, if you don’t make me satisfied today, you’re not going to leave here alive even if I may be arrested by soldiers.”
Damn, didn’t I just cheat you out of a little bit of money? Why do you behave as if I killed your father? Besides, you cheated me first before I counterattacked.
Li Xiaonian didn’t dare to say this and could only complain in his heart.
“Leader Wufeng asked me to come to you.”
Li Xiaonian made his purpose clear in a word.
Kuiluo froze and then looked up and down Li Xiaonian. After his face changed several times, he flicked the machete into the scabbard, sighed, and said decadently, “Is Lord Wufeng… okay?”
Li Xiaonian answered truthfully, “No, he’s not doing well. He now only has 26 days to live.”
26 days, the timing was a bit tricky. It just happened to be the day when the monster would siege the city. It could be seen that the monster siege had something to do with Leader Wufeng.
Kuiluo nodded. “I know.”
With that said, he looked Li Xiaonian up and down again. “You are too low in level now. I need you to reach level 10 within seven days. Then I will tell you the action requirements.” After a pause, he continued. “You are the second warrior picked by Lord Wufeng. The first one is named Kitten. I suggest you find her now, team up with her to farm and improve teamwork with her to prepare for the coming battle.”
Li Xiaonian tried turning on the friend function, typed in: Kitten, and then sent a friend request.
After a short while.
System: “You’ve friended Kitten.”
Li Xiaonian was a little surprised that he friended her so easily. He immediately checked Kitten’s information.
Kitten: lv6, occupation: Evolva;
“As a female rookie player at level 6, she was picked by Leader Wufeng. She must be very strong, right?”
Before Li Xiaonian sent her any messages yet, Kitten had sent him a lot of messages.
Kitten: “Little brother, I requested to friend you last time, but was rejected. Now you finally friended me. Whee, I know no one can resist my charm.”
Kitten: “I’m from the third unit of the Red Legion. We’re kind of colleagues. Now tell me, which unit are you from? I watched the match between you and Xiaolang. Your fighting skills are quite good. I guess you’re among the core elite of the first unit, right?”
Li Xiaonian was embarrassed.
The fake met the real. He, a counterfeit, met a real member of the Red Legion.
After thinking about it, Li Xiaonian decided to continue to pretend to be a member of the Red Legion. This identity worked very well, and it wasn’t the time to expose his real identity yet, so he just replied ambiguously: “Well, too many people requested to friend me. I didn’t pay attention. Just like you, I took Leader Wufeng’s hidden task. NPC Kuiluo suggested that we now team up to farm to improve teamwork with each other.”
The kitten was silent for a long time.
“Little brother, that’s really daring of you. How dare you pretend to be a member of our Red Legion?”Read latest Chapters at wuxiamobile.com Only
Li Xiaonian instantly felt a chill down his spine and sent her an ellipsis.
“Humph, the first unit of the Red Legion is the command unit. How can you be a member of the first unit? For the sake of the hidden task, I won’t disclose your deceit for the time being. But if you displease me, you know the consequences. Now, take enough supplies and go to the east gate of the base. Let’s meet there.”
Damn, Kitten is so cunny. Are women all so shrewd nowadays? She just found out about my real identity from a single question.
Li Xiaonian was very nervous at the moment. If Kitten informed the Wolf Walk Guild against him, what awaited him would be endless pursuits. By then, he wouldn’t even be able to walk out of the gate of the base.