Starting With A Space Battleship - Chapter 29
Chapter 29: Luck Is Not Worthy of Pride
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Lang Burang had mobilized all guild members to besiege Li Xiaonian. However, Li Xiaonian knew the news right away. After all, he had a “spy” in the Wolf Walk Guild, who could read all the information on the guild channel.
Looking at Li Xiaonian, who was quietly sorting the spoils, Gu Tong asked, “What shall we do next? The Wolf Walk Guild has turned out in full strength, including the heavy weapons troops. No matter how strong you are, can you fight them head on?”
Their heavy weapons, one of the reasons the Wolf Walk Guild had privileges at the Skyfire Base, included rocket launchers, grenades, and heavy machine guns, etc. For novice players, these weapons and equipment were definitely lethal.
Li Xiaonian pondered for a moment, tearing off a piece of his clothes and throwing it under the root of a tree as a trace of his presence, and said, “Let’s return to the Discarded Mine.”
Gu Tong was already accustomed to Li Xiaonian’s whimsical style, so he didn’t ask why.
Outside the Discarded Mine.
Li Xiaonian hid himself in a crevice, beckoning Gu Tong to enter the Discarded Mine first to investigate the situation.
At this time, the outside of the Discarded Mine was deserted, and no players were seen.
Fifteen minutes later, Gu Tong returned. “There is no one in the Discarded Mine, neither is anyone within a radius of several hundred meters.”
Li Xiaonian made such a fuss with the purpose to draw the players away from the mine so that he could sneak into the Discarded Mine and look for the [Earth Dragon Minecart].
As far as he knew, there would be players in the Discarded Mines, more or less.
In order to avoid being spotted by that gunner’s Eagle Eye Technique, Li Xiaonian crawled forward.
Entering the mine, Li Xiaonian breathed a sigh of relief. “Gu Tong, please guard outside. Remind me when any player shows up.”
In fact, Gu Tong was very curious about what was in the mine that could make Li Xiaonian so nervous. He had explored this mine more than ten times, but never found any precious ores or props.
Curious as he was, he had no extra thoughts, and just guarded outside the mine in the invisible state.
The Discarded Mine was very large and deep, extending in all directions, and occasionally, there was a faint crystal lamp on the cave wall.
The deeper, the dimmer the light.
Li Xiaonian took out a lighting tool, turned left and right as the map provided by the smart assistant Xiaoya indicated, and walked straight towards the location of the Earth Dragon Minecart.
Drops of water dripped from the top of the mine from time to time.
A few dark shadows rushed past, and Li Xiaonian was startled. “Huh… It’s gophers, not monsters in the mine.”
At this time, deep underground in the mine, there was a simple secret chamber.
Although the secret chamber was crude, it was very large and well-equipped.
Several worker players, wearing goggles, holding a homemade cutting machine, cut against a large iron lump measuring 8.4 meters in length and two meters in width.
This iron lump was nothing but the Earth Dragon Minecart that Li Xiaonian was looking for.
The cutting machine had been fully powered, but it took only one minute for the homemade saw blade to wear out, while the iron door of the Earth Dragon Minecart was only worn a little.
A dark-skinned young man complained to the old man beside him. “Master Liu, it’s not working. This iron lump is too hard. According to the current cutting speed, it’ll take at least one month to cut open the iron gate even if we work round the clock. The efficiency is too low and there is a great deal of machinery wear and tear.”
Master Liu glared at the young man. “I’m not blind. I can see it. Is one month long? At least we can cut it open in the end. If you get me a laser cutting machine or a power water mill, I can cut open the iron lump in minutes.”
The young man paused and wanted to refute.
A gunner player stood up and said, “Li, don’t complain. Master Liu has already done a good job. Without him, we wouldn’t have had the energy generator and this cutting machine. We can’t demand too much of him. Now we just need to cut open the iron lump as the superiors told us to. No matter how long it takes, we’ll get paid anyway. Why the rush?”
Li curled his lips. “I was just speaking casually. Fine, I’ll shut up. Let’s get to work.”
In the secret chamber, the cacophony of cutting creaked and sparks flew.
Just when everyone was busy working.
A hole was dug into the wall of the secret chamber, and there was a figure standing outside the hole. This person was none other than Li Xiaonian.
He didn’t expect that the search for the Earth Dragon Minecart would be so smooth. He thought that he would have to dig a tunnel for at least a few days, but it turned out that after only half an hour of digging, he had found the Earth Dragon Minecart.
Master Liu was the first one who discovered Li Xiaonian. He reminded gently, “Young man, this is the secret chamber of the Wolf Walk Guild. Quickly leave. You’ll get in trouble if you stay here.”
By the light of the lamp, Li Xiaonian saw the situation in the secret chamber clearly. Two players were holding a simple cutting machine, cutting the iron door of the Earth Dragon Minecart. He was relieved to find out that the Earth Dragon Minecart was not seriously damaged.
The others who were busy working didn’t notice Li Xiaonian, but heard Master Liu’s voice. Thinking that Master Liu had something to speak to them about, they stopped cutting to listen to him. And when they looked at Master Liu, they found Li Xiaonian.
In a moment, the whole secret chamber was quiet, and everyone looked at each other.
“Who are you!” The gunner took out a weapon and questioned Li Xiaonian vigilantly.
Li Xiaonian smiled and waved. “Hello everyone, let me introduce myself. My name is June.”
Everyone was puzzled.
Seeing that Li Xiaonian seemed friendly, the gunner asked him, “Did Captain Xiaolang send you here?”
Li Xiaonian didn’t know how to respond.
June was literally a household name in the entire Skyfire Base, but these players seemed to have never heard of this name. Could it be that… the Wolf Walk Guild banned these players from contacting the outside world for secrecy?
Thinking of this, Li Xiaonian nodded and admitted, “Yes, Captain Xiaolang sent me here. Although I look young, in fact, I am a senior mechanical engineer in the real world.”
“Oh, are you here to work with us?”
Everyone thought so.
Li jumped off the ladder excitedly and came to Li Xiaonian. “Brother June, since you are an engineer, take a look at this iron bump. Are we right to cut it this way? I think the efficiency is too slow in this way, but they don’t believe me. You must have a better way, right?”
Master Liu was speechless.
Young people are really simple-minded. How can Li believe a stranger so easily?
If the guy was really a new colleague of theirs, he would come in from the mine instead of a secret passage! Besides, he didn’t have a Wolf Walk logo on his clothes. He must be lying.
Master Liu had seen Li Xiaonian through at a glance, but he didn’t expose him because he wanted to see what Li Xiaonian was going to do. Anyway, the clunky iron lump couldn’t be stolen away, and there was nothing precious here.
Li Xiaonian looked at the innocent young man and smiled. “Of course I have a better way. Otherwise, Captain Xiaolang wouldn’t have asked me to come and help.”
Getting an affirmative answer, Li clapped his hands and looked at others excitedly. “I said the method was wrong, but you just didn’t believe me.” Then, Li looked at Li Xiaonian admiringly. “Brother June, what’s the better way you said?”
Li Xiaonian looked up and down the Earth Dragon Minecart, and said seriously, “This iron lump looks like a minecart at a glance.”
“Awesome!” Li Xiaole gave a thumbs up and said, “You are much better than Master Liu. Master Liu had studied for many days before he was sure that this iron lump was a minecart.”
Master Liu turned dark, enduring the urge to beat up Li and quietly watching Li Xiaonian perform.
Li Xiaonian walked to the side of the Earth Dragon Minecart and skillfully turned on its controller. “Since it is a minecart, there must be an operating system. First, let’s turn on the controller and check its condition.”
Li Xiaonian pointed to the controller and continued, “Look, the control panel has no lights on, indicating that this minecart has been put here for a long time and the energy has been exhausted. In this case, we just need to replenish it with energy.”
Taking out the gold crystal from the package, Li Xiaonian buckled a piece of energy the size of a grain of rice from it and stuffed it into a tiny, almost invisible groove
Immediately afterward, lights suddenly flashed around the originally lifeless Earth Dragon Minecart.
Wow! Everyone gaped in surprise.
The minecart that they had studied for nearly three months, but hadn’t figured out yet, was activated so easily.
Li looked at Master Liu provocatively. “Master Liu, we’ve been working on it for three months but made no progress. But Brother June fixed it as soon as he came along.”
Li Xiaonian chuckled and said modestly, “I’m just lucky. Nothing to be proud of.” Then he said casually, “Earth Dragon, open the door.”
With a buzz, the heavy iron door of the Earth Dragon Minecart opened automatically.
With no intention to continue acting, Li Xiaonian swiftly got into the Earth Dragon Minecart. At the same time, the iron door closed quickly.Read latest Chapters at wuxiamobile.com Only
This sudden change stunned everyone except for Li.
“Hahaha, Brother June is really amazing.” Li laughed out loud.
“Shut up.” Master Liu snapped and then explained, “He is not a player of your Wolf Walk Guild. Instead, he is a thief, or to be exact, your enemy.”
“Ah?…” Like a drake caught by the neck, Li flushed, having an urge to vomit blood.