Starting With A Space Battleship - Chapter 8
Chapter 8: Born with A Silver Spoon
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
The reception hall of the Wolf Walk Guild.
Lang Burang politely poured a cup of hot tea for Li Xiaonian, saying with a smile, “Brother June, joining the Red Legion at such a young age, you must have a bright future. I’m far behind you. On the surface, I am the vice-president of Wolf Walk Guild, but in fact, I’m just a laborer. I’ve been staying at the novice base for more than a year but still cannot leave here. It’s simply a torture.”
Players could leave the novice base after reaching level 10. Once they left, however, they could never return.
“Well, you are too weak. That’s not my fault.” Li Xiaonian responded indifferently, “By the way, when can you give me the pass?”
Lang Burang almost squirted out the tea in his mouth. He was just being polite. He never expected to get such a response from Li Xiaonian.
After brief contact with Li Xiaonian, he had found out that Li Xiaonian was nothing but a hotheaded brat, who pretended to be mature but was actually naïve. He must be too immersed in training to acquire enough social skills. How annoying his words were!
“I’ve already had someone handle it and your pass will be delivered right away.” Then he asked tentatively, “Is Tianyu your relative?”
System: You’ve got a new message.
Li Xiaonian opened it. It was a series of messages sent by Tianyu.
Tianyu: “Brother, awesome, you’re really awesome.”
Tianyu: “If I had known you’re so awesome, I should have bet more money. This time, I only bet 10,000 gold coins on your win. After deducting the handling fee, I made 9,500 gold coins. And the 900 gold coins you bet have increased by 2.5 times. After deducting the handling fee, you got 2137.5 gold coins. This time, Wolf Walk Guild suffered a heavy loss and lost 11637.5 gold coins in total. Hahaha, that’s great.”
Tianyu: “I’ll transfer you your share of the money now.”
System: “8000 gold coins were transferred into your account. The balance: 8000 gold coins.”
Tianyu: “Brother, the extra 200 gold coins are my reward for you. Next time, if you tell me to go east, I’ll definitely not go west. If I had listened to you and bet on the fourth option, I would have earned twice as much now. Alas… I really regret it now.”
Li Xiaonian had to admit that Tianyu was quite generous, he gave him half his earnings, plus more than two hundred gold coins.
Seeing so many gold coins, Li Xiaonian smiled, thinking to himself: 8000 gold coins are equivalent to 800,000 yuan. I made so much in just half a day. I really have the potential to be a rich man. However, this little money was only enough to buy a toilet of a villa.”
He was so lucky that his parents were still alive after he came back to life, so he must give them the best living conditions. He would just make the down payment of a new house first and repay the house loan gradually.
There were still two months before the gangsters appeared. He would only give himself one month, and within this month he must take his family to move out of Xinyue community where they currently lived.
When Lang Burang saw Li Xiaonian was in a daze, a cold gleam flashed in his eyes.
“Huh? What did you just say?” Li Xiaonian recovered.
“Um… I asked you, do you know Tianyu?” Lang Burang simply asked bluntly.
Li Xiaonian showed a puzzled expression. “Who is Tianyu? Am I supposed to know him?”
“You don’t know him? But why did you freeze when you heard his name?” Lang Burang questioned.
“Hehe.” Li Xiaonian smiled triumphantly, pretending to be obtuse. “I don’t know which idiot started this bet. He didn’t even figure out my real strength. I bet all my gold coins, that was more than ten thousand gold coins, on my win and made a small fortune. Just now, I received the gold coins I earned. This is the first time I have made money.”
Being called an “idiot”, Lang Burang was embarrassed.
But he was somewhat relieved. At least it wasn’t Tianyu’s bet.
“Congratulations.” Lang Burang smirked. “Brother June, you’ve just entered the game but can easily take out more than 1 million yuan. Your family must be very rich, right? What kind of business is your family in? It just so happens that my family is also doing a small business. Maybe our families can have a chance to cooperate.”
Li Xiaonian shrugged and made up a story. “I don’t know what business my family is in. All I know is that my family is rich. My grandfather is a senior officer and I was brought up by him. As for my family’s business, after my parents retired, my elder brother is in charge of the business and he gives me millions of yuan as living expenses every month. To be honest, I don’t know how much money I have now.”
Shit, what an asshole.
Lang Burang didn’t want to continue chatting with Li Xiaonian anymore because he was afraid that he might be tempted to hit Li Xiaonian.
“Brother June, can you do me a little favor?”
Lang Burang finally said his purpose, “Well, now in the Skyfire Base, there is a player called Tianyu. He is the mortal enemy of our guild. I hope you don’t become his friend or help him in any way. Otherwise, we may have a hard time getting along.”
Li Xiaonian was like a time bomb to the Wolf Walk Guild. He was a member of the Red Legion and had a powerful family, so they dared not offend or threaten him. Instead, they could only cozy up to him.
If Li Xiaonian was just a common player, Lang Burang had a hundred ways to make him docile.
“Is this the favor you said? I thought it’d be something big. I’m never constrained, but for your sake, I promise you I’ll try to avoid the person you mentioned.”
Seeing Li Xiaonian didn’t seem to take this matter seriously, Lang Burang could only take out an exquisite pistol with a painful expression and handed it to Li Xiaonian. “This is a little gift from our guild. Please accept it.”
User’s level and occupation: unrestricted;
Attack power: 12
1. Attack power +6;
2. Blasting: Active skill, consumes 2 points of mental power, and increases the power of bullets by 50%.
Li Xiaonian’s eyes lit up. It was a small piece of top-quality gold-level equipment. This kind of equipment with no restriction on its user was very suitable for novices. Its price was neither high nor low but it was difficult to find.
Its advantage was its lethality. A single shot could hit 18 points of damage. With additional skills, the damage could reach a terrible 27 points. If it hit the enemy’s weak point, a single shot could kill a man.
“Haha, you’re too polite.” Li Xiaonian put the [Blaster Pistol] into his arms quickly and vowed, “Don’t worry. Since you’ve paid me, I’ll help you take care of your problem. Next time I see the player Tianyu you mentioned, I’ll help you get rid of him.”
“Well, thank you in advance.”
Lang Burang forced a smile. He had no choice. Judging from Li Xiaonian’s behaviors, he must be born with a silver spoon. If he gifted Li Xiaonian a cheap item, it would only annoy him.
So he could only give him an expensive, good item as a gift and didn’t even dare to demand he sign an agreement. Otherwise, Li Xiaonian might feel offended.
Gifts should be given according to the identity of the recipient; this had been the truth for thousands of years
Li Xiaonian left the reception hall of Wolf Walk Guild.
He fiddled with the [Blaster Pistol] triumphantly and quietly glanced at the receding figure of Lang Burang. “Humph, you made me so miserable in my previous life. Let me charge some interest first.”
In his previous life, after he was blacklisted by the Wolf Walk Guild, even though he fled the novice base and stated that he was forced to assist Tianyu and didn’t want to be an enemy of Wolf Walk Guild, he was still sniped repeatedly and suffered heavy losses.
Now that he had a pass, he went straight to the NPC arsenal to receive a mission to collect energy.
With the cover of the NPC mission, Li Xiaonian swaggered into the trading market, clicked on the system menu, and set up a booth to purchase energy.
Booth Title: Purchase all kinds of rare energy at high prices.
The prices are very high and fair.
Crystal Stone: 1 silver coin per catty;
Crystal Nucleus: 1 gold coin per catty;
Gold Crystal: 50 gold coins per 50 grams;
Crystal Marrow: 1000 gold coins per 50 grams;
Seeing the marked purchase prices, players passing by were all dumbfounded.
“Damn, what the hell is Crystal Marrow? It’s worth 1,000 gold coins per 50g, which is equivalent to 2,000 yuan a gram. It’s several times more expensive than gold. But this is only a virtual item!!!”
“I heard of crystal stone. If you are lucky, you can dig some of it in the abandoned mines in the wilderness, but I had never heard of crystal nucleus, gold crystal, and crystal marrow.”
“If I could get a piece of crystal marrow, wouldn’t I become rich? A piece of crystal marrow seems to be enough to exchange for a house! Gee, the rich world is not something we can comprehend. It’s too crazy.”
With the help of the eyeball effect, Li Xiaonian purchased many crystal stones intermittently.
System: “You received 1.2 catties of crystal stone, and 1 silver coin and 20 copper coins are automatically paid.”
System: “You received 3.5 catties of crystal stone. 3 silver coins and 50 copper coins are automatically paid.”
System: “You received 0.7 catties of crystal stone and 70 copper coins are automatically paid.”
Li Xiaonian immediately used these crystal stones in repairing [Shadow].
System: “You’ve replenished energy for the space battleship (Shadow) and get a bottle of life potion in return.”
System: “You’ve replenished energy for the space battleship (Shadow) and get 120 bullets in return.”
He used all these crystal stones. Unfortunately, the crystal stone’s level was too low, so the items rewarded by [Shadow] were also low-level. In the end, he didn’t lose or earn, but he got many things he needed.
After half an hour.
A distinctive reminder sounded, reminding:
“Dear Mr. Li Xiaonian, the safety doctor has detected that your body cell activity is lower than the standard value. Please get offline to supplement nutrition.”
Li Xiaonian checked the time. It was already 12 o’clock in the morning.
“Using a virtual helmet is troublesome. I have to go offline to eat from time to time. If only I have a nutrition capsule.”
He exited the game.
Li Xiaonian turned on the kitchen lights and opened the refrigerator.
There were only leftovers from the evening in the refrigerator and some birthday cake that his sister saved. As for milk and bread, these were luxury items for his family.
Li Xiaoyoung made egg fried rice quietly.
He had barely eaten a few mouthfuls when the light in his mother’s room came on.
Mo Lanhu got out of the room in the wheelchair. When Li Xiaonian saw his mother’s dark circles, his heart did a flip. He hadn’t seen his mother for five years, and he seemed to underestimate his mother’s self-esteem. He fabricated a lie and said that the three virtual helmets were gifted by Ling Baifei. His mother must feel very upset about it.
“Mom, haven’t you slept yet?” Li Xiaoyou said softly.
“Yep, I can’t fall asleep.”
“Didn’t Bai give us three virtual helmets? One of them is for you. You can play games with it.” With that, Li Xiaonian patted his own head. “Oh, I forgot to tell you, in the “Star Wind” game, you can run and jump like normal people without any restrictions.”Read latest Chapters at wuxiamobile.com Only
Mo Lanhu froze for a moment, feeling a little excited, but she just nodded calmly. “Well, okay, I’ll try it later, but I’m already old. It’s kind of weird if I play games with you young people.”
Li Xiaonian smiled. “What’s so weird about that? The virtual online game “Star Wind” has no age limit and old men in their 70s and 80s can be seen everywhere in the game. Of course, if you just enter the game, you’ll see relatively fewer elderly people, but when you leave the novice base, you’ll meet more of them.”
Mo Lanhu hesitated, took out a pile of loose changes from her pocket, and pushed them to Li Xiaonian. “I secretly saved this money over the years, totaling 6,520 yuan. I originally planned to ask you to pay this to Bai, but now I changed my mind. Tomorrow, go to the street to buy a tricycle and some pots and pans with the money. Anyway, you’ve graduated now, so accompany me to set up a stall on the street from tomorrow. I plan to sell fried rice and fried noodles. With my cooking skills, we should be able to make a lot of money.”
Seeing the neat pile of loose changes on the table, Li Xiaonian felt a little sad.