Starting With A Space Battleship - Chapter 24
Chapter 24: Ancient Sawtooth Squid
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Gu Tong struggled for a long time and in the end, he said weakly, “Well… I’ll just charge 500 gold coins, OK?”
He thought it was too much to charge Tianyu 5,000 gold coins if he just needed to bring him over. Although he took a lot of money from Li Xiaonian, that was because he had to take a lot of risk. That was a different case.
In fact, Li Xiaonian’s purpose in asking Gu Tong to charge 5,000 gold coins was not that simple. He wanted to see what kind of a person Gu Tong was through this matter. If Gu Tong did charge 5,000 gold coins, he would only take him as an ordinary friend.
However, now Gu Tong only charged 500 gold coins. It could be seen that he was not greedy and could be trusted.
“Five hundred gold coins are too few, 1,000 gold coins.” Li Xiaonian replied flatly. Gu Tong charged too little, so he gave him a fair price.
After a pause, Li Xiaonian continued. “I’ll help you get the money. Now return to Skyfire Base and pick Tianyu up. But remember you must not let the Wolf Walk Guild suspect you, or else it’ll be troublesome.”
“Okay, I’m going now.”
Gu Tong agreed readily. Without any delay, he turned into a cloud of mist, entered the underground river, and left.
At the same time.
Li Xiaonian began to contact Tianyu.
“Tianyu, I’ve asked Gu Tong to pick you up and bring you to where I am now. I am currently in a cave by an underground river. It’s very safe here and no other players can enter here. Besides, it is very easy to grind here. I can get 30 points of merit in an hour. Yes, yes, of course, you’ve gotta pay him some money. The price is 1000 gold coins. Remember to give him the money before you come here. After all, without him, we would not have had the opportunity to hide in such a good place.”
Tianyu was very excited to see Li Xiaonian’s message. “Really? But how can he take me out of the base safely?”
“Gu Tong is an element messenger and has elementalized. Besides, he has got a special water-attribute invisibility skill, so it’s easy for him to sneak you away from the base.”
“Wow, that’s great.”
After Gu Tong left, Li Xiaonian was bored.
He wanted to level up so that he could go fishing alone, but he didn’t want to use up the merit points so quickly. However, if he was too low-level, fish monsters might drag him into the pool.
“Forget it. I’ll just wait. No hurry.”
Li Xiaonian sat on the recliner in the hut, thinking about how to make money.
He was now under enormous pressure to make money. The down payment and mortgage of the villa were to be repaid, so was the commission promised to Gu Tong. Besides, Tianyu was about to bring him 1.2 catties of gold crystals, which was worth 5100 gold coins.
Nevertheless, it was easy for him to make money. Because he knew which equipment and props were about to increase in price, as well as the locations of some special and rare mines, but the problem was that he had no capital.
Just when Li Xiaonian had a headache for money.
From the originally calm water pool emerged a huge, extremely ferocious monster with dark gray skin. The monster had the tentacles of an octopus and the sharp teeth of a shark.
[Ancient Sawtooth Squid]
A super leader, a combination of squid and shark, has flexible tentacles and sharp teeth.
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Seeing the series of question marks, Li Xiaonian was freaked out. His body was stiff and he dared not move the slightest bit, murmuring nervously in his heart, “It can’t see me. It can’t see me. It’s just passing by.”
This was a super leader!
Even ten Gu Tong put together wouldn’t be able to resist this boss, not to mention him alone. It was no exaggeration to say that this boss was a nightmare for all players of the same level.
If the whole Wolf Walk Guild turned out in full strength and consumed a large amount of lethal items, there might be a chance to kill this boss. However, even if they successfully killed the boss, the Wolf Walk Guild would also suffer heavy losses.
Li Xiaonian prayed silently, his face ghastly pale. Unfortunately, his prayers didn’t work. The Ancient Sawtooth Squid stared at Li Xiaonian with its round eyes and stretched out a tentacle to flap at Li Xiaonian like flapping a fly.
“Damn it!” Li Xiaonian bounced away.
With a gentle flap from the Ancient Sawtooth Squid, the hut Gu Tong had worked so hard to build instantly became a ruin. At the same time, a huge, half-meter deep pit appeared on the ground because of the flap.
Flying rubbles hit Li Xiaonian’s body one after another.
System: Your back is attacked and your ribs are broken.
System: Your leg bones are attacked, your leg arteries are damaged, your blood splashes, and you’re severely injured. Your health points are reducing by 3 points per second.
Just because of a gentle flap from the big monster, not even a frontal attack, Li Xiaonian had been seriously wounded.
Li Xiaonian swore with a scowl and hurriedly consumed his merit points to level up.
System: You’ve reached lv4.
This was a bug in “Star Wind”: after a player leveled up, his health points would be restored.
Facing the super leader, Li Xiaonian had no desire to fight at all. Using both hands and feet, he flexibly climbed the rock wall of the cave.
Looking at Li Xiaonian, who was still alive and kicking, the Ancient Sawtooth Squid began to climb the rock wall flexibly by sticking the suckers on its tentacles to the rock wall.
In a blink of an eye, it caught up with Li Xiaonian and flapped a tentacle gently again.
Li Xiaonian’s face turned pale. Without any hesitation, with a kick of his legs, he slid down the rock wall, avoiding another fatal blow of the super leader, and then landed stably on the ground.
“Shit, do you think I’m easy on you?”
Annoyed, Li Xiaonian took out the Blaster Pistol and shot at the Ancient Sawtooth Squid’s eyes.
Bang, Bang, Bang…
A series of mandatory damage appeared over Ancient Sawtooth Squid’s head. These damages didn’t matter to it, because it restored its own health points at a speed of two points per second.
Even so, the Ancient Sawtooth Squid was pissed off.
It had eight tentacles. Now except for one that was still attached to the rock wall to keep its body from falling, the remaining seven tentacles tore apart the rock wall, rolled up the rubble, and violently hurled it at Li Xiaonian.
Boom! boom! boom! boom…
Blocks of boulders, like fierce shells, bombed Li Xiaonian’s body.
Li Xiaonian, who had ten years of fighting experience, was flexibly twisting his body in the face of the boulder bombing, and managed to dodge all the boulders. Even so, however, those small pieces of broken rock could also be lethal.
When he finally avoided the rock bombing, he collapsed to the ground, his right hand and left leg broken, and his face full of bitterness. “Why am I so unlucky to encounter such a big monster? If I hadn’t obtained the colorful skill book and had 200 more HP than the average player, I would have died.”
“No, I must get out of here. The only chance now is to rely on the [Lightning Strike Technique].”
Immediately, Li Xiaonian leveled up again and took out the [Lightning Strike Technique] skill book to learn.
System: You’ve reached lv5;
System: You’ve learned the skill [Lightning Strike Technique];
With his body recovered to normal, Li Xiaonian condensed a bolt of lightning on his fingertip and hurled it at the Ancient Sawtooth Squid.
Although the damage was considerable and the squid’s defense was broken, the paralysis effect Li Xiaonian needed didn’t appear.
“No, I must get out of here now.”
Li Xiaonian gritted his teeth, looked at the dark river, and sprinted towards it quickly, trying to jump into the water, which was very dangerous but might be his only chance to survive the super leader.
“You pathetic ant, you succeed in angering me. I’m gonna slowly tear you apart.”
The Ancient Sawtooth Squid suddenly said, and then, its seemingly bulky figure, like a big mountain, flashed along, blocking Li Xiaonian’s escape route.
Recognizing the language the boss was speaking was the interstellar language exclusive to “Star Wind”, Li Xiaonian was overjoyed.
To other players, this language was nothing but an animal language, but Li Xiaonian, as a geek, had once learned the interstellar language systematically, so he could understand it.
Li Xiaonian immediately stood up, clenched his fists, crossed them on the chest, and bowed respectfully to the Ancient Sawtooth Squid, speaking to it in the interstellar language. “My lord, I apologize for the offense to you just now. Please forgive me. I am willing to accept all the punishment from you, but please spare my life.”
The Ancient Sawtooth Squid’s eyes widened. “You can understand the noble interstellar language!”
“Yes, my lord. Everyone yearns for learning this noble language. I have the honor to learn a little bit of it.”
The Ancient Sawtooth Squid was pleased by his words. “Good. Since you can speak the interstellar language, you’re nobler than other pathetic ants. Now tell me how you can make it up to me. If you can compensate me to my satisfaction, I can spare your life.”
Li Xiaonian’s brain was racing, and suddenly, an idea occurred to him.
Li Xiaonian was excited but on the surface, he still said respectfully, “You are so powerful, but you stay here. If I’m not wrong, you must have been framed and sealed here by a base person. My lord, if you’d like, I have a certain chance to take you out of this place and go to the main city.”
The Ancient Sawtooth Squid waved its eight huge tentacles, and the whole cave was rocking.
After the excitement, the Ancient Sawtooth Squid stared at Li Xiaonian carefully. “Ant, is what you said true? Are you sure you’re not lying to me! You should know what the consequences of cheating the noble race are.”
“My lord, I’m talking about a certain chance, not 100% success.” Li Xiaonian sweated on his forehead but still continued, “Of course I know the consequences of deceiving you. If I deceive you, you might leave a death mark within me. Then no matter where I go, once I encounter any member of your noble race, your race will try to kill me at all costs.”
“Hahaha… good, now that you know it all, I believe you’re not lying to me. Tell me how you’re going to take me away?”
“My lord, I have a secret treasure: super storage space. I can put you in it. As long as you don’t resist, I can move you to the storage space at any time.”Read latest Chapters at wuxiamobile.com Only
What Li Xiaonian was talking about was of course [Shadow]. The Shadow had a 100,000 cubic meter space, which could easily accommodate a super leader.
Ancient Sawtooth Squid’s face darkened, and he stared at Li Xiaonian murderously. “Are you sure you are not kidding me?”
Entering others’ storage space was tantamount to placing yourself at the mercy of others.