Chapter 29: Sila’s
Chamber of Secrets
Soon after they left
the pet shop, Varee was contacted by someone through her system window. Sila
didn’t know who it was since he didn’t see nor hear anything from Varee’s
system window. On top of that, he kept his manners by walking away from Varee’s
After her conversation
ended, Varee walked towards Sila.
“My friend told me
that there’s some unusual movement in the Main Continent. I will have to look
after it so we will have to depart now. Don’t forget to board the ship tomorrow
and log out around eight o’clock in real time, okay?” said Varee
“It’s okay. Don’t
worry about me and feel free to go meet your friend.” Sila said with a smile on
his face. He was truly glad. It was even shown on his expression, “by the way,
how are you going to the Main Continent? The ship boards tomorrow, doesn’t it?”
Varee took out a
crystal cube. A soft white light shone around it.
“This is Crystal of
Connecting, it’s quite expensive though. One set of it comprises of two pieces.
My friend and I have one each of the same set. Upon using, the player can
teleport to another piece’s holder, which in my case, is my friend,” answered
She then took out a
similar crystal cube and handed it to Sila.
“If anything happens,
you can use it to come to me too. Actually, you can just use it to follow me to
the Main Continent right now.
Sila shook his head, “Oh,
no, thanks. I would like to stay here for a little while. I also want to try
riding on a ship once.”
explanation, Sila perceived that if he had that crystal, Varee could also come
to him at any time too. So, he didn’t want to take it.
Varee frowned. This
was the first time since she was born that a guy had shown an expression of not
wanting to be with her this much. Normally, it would be her that was annoyed by
the fact that guys always flocked around her. Crystal of Connecting that
connected to Varee was an item that guys would fight to the death for.
decided not to mind him for now. It was not too late to pay him back later.
“Then, goodbye Sila,
and Lookhin too,” said Varee before she teleported away.
disappeared, Sila turned his head right and left to make sure that she had
really gone and wouldn’t come back again. Finally, he grinned and walked away,
doing what he wanted to.
Firstly, Sila went to
the Bounty Hunters Association to claim his reward from wanted players that he
had killed. However, he received only 23,000 silver. That was not unexpected
though since those players were kind of unskilled.
The more surprising
news for him was that; the clerk told Sila that his bounty had been increased.
From Heavenly Dragon
Guild: 300 gold.
From Royal Armament
Guild: 1,000 gold.
From groups of general
players: 540,000 silver.
Sila was shocked. He
didn’t know about Royal Armament Guild at all. But it had put a bounty on his
head higher than Heavenly Dragon Guild. Maybe it was a guild of someone he had
killed. If that was the case, he would need to gather the guild’s information
for himself. Anyways, there was bad news for him.
“Mister Sila, there
are thirty days remaining for you to claim these bounty rewards yourself if you
aren’t killed by then,” said the clerk.
“Hmm? There are still
thirty days left? That’s the same as the last time I checked.” Sila asked. He
personally didn’t want the rewards. He was just curious.
“Well, when other
players put more bounty rewards for your head, the time remaining will be
Sila left the Bounty
Hunter Association and went to Lucy at the Beginner Building to ask some
questions. He was completely ignoring his own bounty that he wouldn’t be able
to receive the reward. In fact, he felt strange at first when he had heard the
rule about Wanted Players receiving their own bounty reward. It should be easy
to get since all they need to do was hide for thirty days. Now he knew the
truth. In reality, when the time was almost due, their enemies would just
increase the amount to reset the time count. (Of course, there is the minimum
amount to increase the bounty to prevent player keep doing this easily.)
Sila asked Lucy how to
turn off the system sound that always rang during the fight and how to block
the function of the Couple Ring of Commitment.
Lucy was surprised
that Sila had gotten this ring and couldn’t help but laugh when she was told
“Mister Sila, you have
Unseal, haven’t you?” asked Lucy.
“Yes, I have. But I
rarely use it.”
“Then there’s a way.”
Sila was glad. He
excitedly asked her how to, which made Lucy giggled before answering.
“When you arrive at
the Main Continent, you should go to the Quest Building and enter the Psychic
Room. There should be a quest to obtain the Seal skill. You can take that quest
since one of the methods requires for players to possess Unseal first.”
“So, with that skill,
I can take this ring off, right?” asked Sila.
However, Lucy shook
her head, “No, sir. But with the skill, Mister Sila can seal the ring. Even
without taking it off, its abilities will not work. Then, you can Unseal it
again when you want to use its abilities again.”
Sila grinned. Finally,
there was a way to keep Varee out of his personal life.
“Actually, Mister Sila
didn’t have to come all the way just to ask me like this, you know? You can
just contact me,” said Lucy.
“Contact? But aren’t
you an NPC?” wondered Sila.
“NPCs controlled by
real people can be contacted like normal players. You just have to add me into
your NPC list similar to a friend list. But this function is only available
when you have upgraded your system window to C grade or above.”
Sila opened his system
window and he really found it. Thus, he added Lucy in his NPC list to help him
ask her future question without having to visit the Beginner Building again.
Afterward, Sila and
Lookhin left the Beginner Building. By the way, Lucy suggested Sila check
Lookhin’s stat before they left. He agreed to her suggestion as he sensed that
there must be something mysterious about it. Thus, he checked Lookhin’s stats
while walking towards the Bank. However, except for the weird skill it had,
everything seemed normal and weak as he had expected.
Finally, he entered
the Bank, ignoring the stare of many players that looked at him with malice.
Pet Status: Lookhin Level: 1
Race: Brown Sparrow
Health Points: 20 / 20 Magic Points: 0 / 0
Qi Points: 0 / 0 Psychic Points: 0
Satiety: 98 / 100
Love Degree: 12%
*Brown Sparrow cannot
accumulate experience points.
(S) Star Swallow
You can feed B-graded
or higher-graded card to Brown Sparrow as an alternative to normal pet food.
“It only has one
skill. But it’s S-graded. Its price must be high because of this skill.”
Sila wasn’t shocked to
know that his bird possessed an S-graded skill since he had known from Lucy
that the grade of skills or items in this game wasn’t indicated by its strength
but rather its rareness. Good grief, the skill to allow a pet to be fed by card
was indeed weird and supposed to be rare.
Upon Sila entering the
Bank, the banker immediately greeted him. Obviously, there were many other
players and guilds that deposited much more money than Sila. However, based on
the banker’s analysis; Sila was a new player who was able to make money very
fast on Beginning Island. He knew that this person would surely become a big
customer very profitable to the bank so he began to greet Sila with VIP
“Welcome, Mister Sila.
How may I help you today, sir?”
Sila was a little
surprised that his name was remembered while he had never asked the name of the
bank’s employee before. He felt like he was lacking etiquette here.
“I just wanted to ask
a question. Sorry, but can I ask you your name please?”
The banker didn’t feel
regret that Sila couldn’t remember him. Instead, he felt glad that he had a
chance to introduce himself to Sila.
“My name is
Christopher, sir. You can call me Chris too. I’m one of the bankers here,”
replied the banker.
“Yes, Mister Chris. I
just wanted to ask about this thing,” said Sila while he was showing the Couple
Ring of Commitment on his finger.
“This must be Couple
Ring of Commitment. Would you like to open an account for couples, sir?” asked
“No, no, I just want
to know that do my… erm… another player can access my item storage here?” Sila
was about to refer Varee as his girlfriend or his lover, but he was
embarrassed. So he referred Varee as another player instead.
“Of course she can,
sir,” Chris replied with confidence.
Sila sighed and asked,
“That’s bad. Is there some way to prevent it?”
shone brightly. He whispered slyly to Sila, “We better come to talk this way,
sir. There are so many people here.”
Based on Christopher's
reaction, Sila guessed that there was a way for him. But it seemed to be a
secret method that he shouldn’t tell anyone else. Anyway, Sila followed him to
sit at a table in the area that had fewer people.
“We also have some
customers with the same problem as Mister Sila’s, sir. They’re young men who
want to live to their fullest independently. They all want to have a private
space that no one can disturb them,” said Christopher.
Despite Sila not being
sure about ‘young men who want to live to their fullest independently’
statement, the statement ‘want to have a private space that no one can disturb
them’ was indeed true for him. Thus, he nodded in agreement hesitantly.
“So, let me offer this product to you as a solution.” He then put down a black
card in front of Sila.
Sila picked it up. It
was a card with complete black color whether its surface or its back. He also
couldn’t read any of its descriptions.
“This is Invitation
Card to the Chamber of Secrets, sir. By the way, Chamber of Secrets is a
special dimension. At first, it’s an empty small room which you can use it to
store items. However, you can upgrade it later,” said Christopher, “And
obviously, no one can enter this place unless you give your permission.”
“So, it’s like owning
a house?” asked Sila.
“No, sir. It’s
different from a house. The Chamber of Secrets will not be shown in your status
window. Nevertheless, whatever you do in the room, no one can know it.”
Christopher smiled slyly.
Sila felt that this
proposal of Christopher was off a little. Anyway, it would be nice for him to
have a place where he could avoid Varee, since Varee could enter the bamboo hut
now and his teacher seemed to chase him more often. Thus, the Chamber of
Secrets seemed like a good option for him.
“How much does it
cost?” asked Sila.
“10,000 gold for
registering, and there’ll be a monthly fee of 5 gold for the next upcoming
Sila was sad. “I don’t
have that much money.”
“Do not mind, sir.
Although Mister Sila doesn’t have that much money right now, we have already
evaluated your current items possession and your ability to obtain money. I’m
pleased to inform you that we’re fine to give you a credit. You can just pay
your payment in monthly basis with no interest being charged,” Christopher
The reason Sila had a
good credit was because his speed of progression to obtain money and high-grade
items. He even possessed a very expensive item like a Dragon Card. He would be
able to pay the full amount if he just sold it.
Sila accepted the deal
and added Christopher in his NPC list as his private banker (his service fee
was already included in the 5 gold coins per month.) Then, he signed some
documents and got the black card. Christopher said that his Chamber of Secrets
can connect to every bank, so Sila could just call Christopher and perform a
business transaction there without having to go to the bank ever again. This
was an additional service in case the card owner didn’t want to be seen.
Afterward, Sila’s name
was engraved on the black card. Sila inspected it and found that it turned out
to be a premium credit card with no additional charge. Christopher said that it
had the same ability as a normal credit card. It just had a secret option to
teleport user to his Chamber of Secrets.
“All of your items
have been transferred to your personal room already, sir,” said Christopher.
Sila nodded before
activating its ability. Finally, the white light covered him and teleported him
away. Other people would recognize this as someone using Returning Scroll. They
just wondered why someone had used it in the bank like this.
Sila appeared in a
small black room. In one corner, there were items that he once had deposited at
the bank. He sat down in the room and started circulating his qi. Now was
nighttime so he decided to wait here until morning before he got out.
Eventually, he started
to play with Lookhin. He played with it for a while until he remembered its
Star Swallow. Since Sila possessed many cards himself, he thought that it would
be fine to feed some to Lookhin.
Sila opened his system
window and took B-graded Blue-Scaled Merman King Card out. He handed it out to
“Lookhin, try using
Star Swallow, okay?”
Lookhin opened its
beak and pecked at the card lightly. Soon, the card shone and disappeared. Sila
looked at the result for some time but he couldn’t spot any change.
“Strange, but never
mind, it’s just only one card.”
However, he noticed
later that Lookhin seemed to be more obedient. Although Sila didn’t give any
order, he just thought about something like wanting it to fly around, it would
be flying around without him having to say anything. Sila also knew that it was
hungry. Lookhin didn’t send any signal to Sila but Sila knew that it was
hungry. He just knew it.
“So Star Swallow can
cause it to be more obedient? Well, that should be it.”
Sila tried to search
for more high-grade cards. However, except for the Great Millennium Ape Card
that he was using himself, the only card left was the Earth Dragon Card. He
didn’t plan to use it anyway. He also didn’t want to sell it as he learned his
lesson from Varee and Burapha about the Merpeople Card that he didn’t know
about market value at all.
In the end, the
situation that NPC at the pet shop had thought that it was very unlike to
happen was finally happened for real. It was less than three hours that Sila
had bought Brown Sparrow as a pet.
Sila handed A-graded
Earth Dragon Card to Lookhin before saying, “Lookhin, uses Star Swallow.”
The card emitted the
light and disappeared again. Lookhin flew around happily. Sila smiled at its
cuteness without interest in Lookhin’s current basic stats.
Author's Note: A hidden ability of Star Swallow shall be
revealed in the next chapter.
Chapter 30: Star
The more Sila played
with Lookhin, the more it became docile. Sila thought that it wasn’t a mistake
to buy it.
around. Although it wasn’t that fast, it was obviously quicker than a normal
bird. However, Sila’s eyes weren’t keener than normal peoples, so he didn’t
notice this difference.
“Do you want to try
flying outside?” said Sila.
Lookhin landed itself
on Sila’s shoulder and used its head to rub Sila’s cheek gently. Sila was
charmed by its loveliness so he decided to go out although it was currently 2
Sila went out of the
room and found himself in the bank. Although it was still opening, there were
not many players using its services right now. There were only two people that
upon Sila leaving the bank, they started whispering something.
Sila had to be
surprised when he got out. There were more than ten players wearing armor
blocking his way. Sila stopped his feet in front of the group, ten meters away.
“Excuse me, could you
please let me through?” politely said Sila.
“Are you Sila?” said
the man in red armor.
Sila frowned. He
observed these guys and found that there was a symbol of two swords crossing,
making an X shape, embroidered on their collar. It was not a white dragon
symbol so they were not likely to be Heaven Dragon guildmates.
“Yes, that’s me. What do
you want from me?” replied Sila.
Then, the man made eye
contact with the others. Their group began to spread in a circle around Sila.
Sila realized that a
battle was likely to occur so he wanted Lookhin to flee; then, it flew away
without him having to speak his order out loud. It flew to land itself on a
signpost that wasn’t far away from him.
“You have no room to
talk, you bastard. For a toad that wants to eat goose meat like you, we’ll
teach you some manners today for our leader’s sake.” That man said while all of
them took their weapons out.
T/N: ‘Toad that wants to eat goose’s meat’ is a proverb, referring
to someone who overrates oneself. It’s mostly used to say to an average man who
aims to go out with pretty woman.
Sila still didn’t understand.
This man’s words were so nonsense. Sila also didn’t know why this man had to
tell something in a proverb. Sila wasn’t sure since he hadn’t heard this
proverb before, but it seemed like this man was accusing him of eating
something he shouldn’t eat. Sila couldn’t remember himself snatching somebody’s
food to eat. Even if he did that, it was just food. Do these guys have to
assemble and gang up on him over it?
Sila couldn’t tolerate
this nonsense. He circulated Tortured Soul throughout his whole body. His eyes
shone mysteriously. They looked just like the eyes of an evil spirit.
The opponents realized
that Sila was trying to resist. Seeing that, they laughed.
Is this new player
trying to resist them? Shouldn’t he get on his knees and beg for his life
“Arrogant bastard! Do
you think you can defeat us?” said the guy who seemed like a leader of the
Sila didn’t answer
their question. He stood firmly like a rock, waiting for his opponents to make
the first move.
One of the opponents
came forward alone. In his hand was a flame red sword that was so sharp it
could even cut metal off easily.
The rest of them were
still waiting. They all came from the Main Continent. Although they were
underlings, they all thought beating the crap out of a single new player should
be child’s play. Based on what they had seen, this guy even had to be pulled
onto the stage by Goddess of Purified Water. This meant his ability was poor.
The reason he was a winner of the event must have been due to Varee’s ability
They were low-leveled
players of the Royal Armament Guild.
By the way, Sword
Emperor, their guild leader had been persuading Varee into his guild for a long
time. However, Varee kept rejecting his offers.
Since he didn’t want
to forcefully make her join his guild, he gave Varee a time to reconsider;
hoping that someday she would change her mind and join it.
Then, one day, he had
heard that Varee had brought her lover into the game. The Sword Emperor was
among the top players in the game with a high reputation but he loses to a
no-name new player. This thought irritated him. However, as expected of the
Sword Emperor who was a guild leader, he didn’t panic and just calmly ordered
his men to gather information on the player named Sila.
Nevertheless, his men
had gone one step further. They wanted to kill Sila a few times to please their
leader so that they might be promoted to a higher position in the guild. Fame
and money would come later. Killing a single newbie would get them a lot of
benefits. They would be a fool if they didn’t take such an easy job like this.
They had waited for
Sila and Varee to separate. After that, once they had seen Sila entering a
bank, they gathered friends ready to gang up on Sila. By the way, they had
gathered only around ten people since it would be easier for them to distribute
These guys expected
the best. But there was an obstacle they weren’t aware of; it was a fact that
Sila wasn’t a new player unable to put up a fight. Actually, they could already
anticipate it from the fact that his bounty hadn’t been claimed yet. However,
everyone here ignored that fact.
Meanwhile, Sila was
disappointed. He noticed that his opponents were full of confidence and wore
not bad equipment. Sila had thought that they would be strong, but it was a
letdown for him to see the opponent running at him was so slow and full of
“This is Millennium
Flame Sword, an item in B grade that gives its victim a burn wound. You will
feel torture without a way to cancel its effect until you died. Hahaha, you
will have to get on your knees and beg me to end your life.” He said all that
while running forward. The way he was able to say this long sentence indicated
how slow he and his sword were.
The sword was aimed at
Sila’s forehead. Anyway, Sila was bored. After the fight at the beach, these
minor fights didn’t cause him to feel excited anymore. He didn’t even have to
use Qi of Little Divine Beings. He just moved his body slightly to cause the
sword to barely miss his shoulder.
The sword sank into
the ground. Sila then used his foot to step on it.
“Whether it’s steel
sword or wooden sword, if it doesn’t hit a target, its power will become
useless anyway. Shame on you to have such a great sword.”
That man’s face was
distorted by anger. He was about to pull the sword to slash at Sila again, but
he couldn’t lift it up. Not only that, he couldn’t even let his hand go of his
Sila used Universe
Momentum to chain this man’s hand with the sword while using his own weight to
“If your abilities are
only this much, can you all just suicide? You’re wasting my time here.” Sila
provoked all of them. Even if he was sure to win this fight, he would gain an
upper hand if the battle became a tussle. It would be faster for him to end the
worked. The rest of them were all coming at him. Sila didn’t wait to use God's
Cathedral. His hand gestured circular and pulled all of them to the center
before changing his power to become Tortured Soul empowered by Qi of Little
Tiger. Immediately, more than ten of them became buried in an iceberg.
Sila suddenly released
his power to let their bodies in the iceberg without them dying. He wanted to
plant this terrible image in their mind so there wouldn’t be these weaklings to
disturb him in the future.
“Stop right there!”
shouted the man who wasn’t hit by Sila’s Tortured Soul.
Sila turned his head
to the voice. He found that there were two opponents still safe. One of them
was the one who had just shouted, while the remaining one was holding
Sila glared at the
hand of that person. When he realized the object in that man’s hand, his fury
surged. It seemed like he had been too kind to them.
“If you don’t want
this bird to die, you have to surrender now.” That guy said. His grip was about
to break Lookhin.
Anger surged within
Sila. And this feeling was instantly linked to Lookhin.
Although it was just a
cute bird, its eyes flashed brightly with green light, the pressure around it
became heavy. People around it started to feel uncomfortable. Even Sila, its
owner, felt a little pressure. Needless to say, those two guys who were closest
to it suddenly became so scared.
“What are you doing?
Die!” The one who hold Lookhin tried to squeeze it, hoping to kill it before it
However, no matter how
hard he had squeezed, Looking didn’t die. It was just Level 1 brown sparrow but
its skin was harder than a diamond. He squeezed it so much that his hand felt
painful. In the end, he had to release his grab.
After Lookhin flew out
of his hand, it made a sound and many sharp rocks emerged. They pierced through
all players there and changed the place into an execution area. Their bodies
were torn into pieces. There was only one of Sila’s opponents left. He was now
watching the situation with eyes that couldn’t believe all this.
Even Sila had to avoid
these rock spikes. When he noticed that there was one survivor left, he grabbed
Millennium Flame Sword and threw it at that guy. With this, that guy writhed in
pain full of a burning sensation for a while without a way to cancel its effect,
before he died. It was just like what the sword’s owner had said.
All the noise
attracted people to come and see the situation. Sila didn’t want to stand out
so he used Qi of Little Bird to jump along the roofs. He also didn’t forget to
order Lookhin to follow him.
As soon as he arrived
north of town, he stopped. Sila chose this direction because if he went further
this way, he would reach the harbor. It seemed like he wouldn’t enter the town
Lookhin followed Sila.
Sila was surprised that it could keep up to his speed. But after the second
thought, Lookhin was a bird, so it wouldn’t be weird that it was able to follow
him who used Qi of Little Bird.
“How could you do that
before, Lookhin? Didn’t the shop’s clerk tell me that you can’t fight?” said
Lookhin stood on
Sila’s palm. It didn’t say anything and only tilted its head like it didn’t
understand his question.
Sila didn’t know what
to do so he opened his system window to check its stat. What he saw shocked
Satiety: 65 / 100
Love Degree: 31%
You can feed B-graded
or higher grade Card to the Brown Sparrow as an alternative to normal pet food.
*Upon using, there is
0.1% chance that the Brown Sparrow will receive the experience point equal to
the experience points received from the monster of that card.
*Upon using, there is
0.00001% chance that the Brown Sparrow will gain the skill of the monster of
Special Skill: Mind
Concealing (Blue-Scaled Merman King)
Can conceal the mind
to attack without system notice.
Can conceal true basic
stats from others.
Pet Status: Lookhin Level: 850
Health Points: 250,000 / 250,000 Magic
Points: 243,000 / 300,000
Qi Points: 2,000 / 2,000
Points: 95,000 / 150,000
Special Skill: Mind
Connection (Blue-Scaled Merman King)
Can share a feeling
between itself and owner’s.
Can change its psychic
point into mental oppression. The strength depends on the maximum amount of
Special Skill: Granite
Spear (Earth Dragon)
Create spikes from the
ground. The number of the spike is not fixed. The number of spike and its
strength depend on the amount of magic used.
Special Skill: Earth
Dragon’s Scale (Earth Dragon)
Strengthen the body to
increase the physical defense. The strength depends on the maximum amount of
The more Sila read,
the more he thought that Lookhin development was too fast. Anyway, he was
curious. The success rates of Star Swallow were only 0.1% and 0.00001%
respectively. So, why did it seem like all his cards that had used to feed
Lookhin ended up in success?
Then, the word of his
in-game teacher about his lucky trait come in his mind. With that thought, Sila
read the detail of Greed Card again.
(S) Greed Card – Level
Increases the minimum
drop rate of all items to 30%.
Increases the minimum
drop rate of cards, to 50%.
Increases the minimum
chance to come across a special situation to 35%.
Increases the minimum
chance to encounter a hidden boss monster to 20%.
Increases the minimum
chance to end up being benefit from any randomness to 80%.
You will earn 1.5
times more money when defeating a monster.
You have a 0.02%
chance of encountering Mammon, the Devil of Greed.
You will earn only 10%
of all experience point from now on.
Sila frowned. The
card’s level had increased and its abilities were better. However, the
probability of being able to encounter the Devil of Greed sounded quite unlucky
Sila looked at Lookhin
that almost got hurt and realized that; although he didn’t want it to fight, as
long as he couldn’t keep it away, it would have a chance for it to be hurt from
a stray bullet. Thus, he changed his mind and decided to make Lookhin be potent
enough to take care of itself. However, it seemed like the self-defense by
Sila’s definition was slightly higher than the standard.
Actually, this brown
sparrow had been created by the Monster Department with good thoughts. Not only
was this monster not strong, it couldn’t gain experience points through normal
means, but its skill Star Swallow was also awkward. No sane person would feed a
card to it since the probabilities of success were just 0.1% and 0.00001%. It
is like wasting a tremendous amount of money on a monster that has no hope of
But there was one
single insane person here who didn’t regard the tremendous value of the card.
This person was now brought out A-graded Great Millennium Ape and handed it to
one brown sparrow.
“Lookhin, uses Star
At the end of his
sentence, brown sparrow’s body emitted out light full of qi power. Its eyes
were shining mysterious green lights.
The legend of a cute
yet scary monster started here. Sila had just created a first pet of Monster
Soul that could use qi, psychic, and magic at its disposal.
31: Farewell Beginning Island - First Part
used the Invitation Card to the Bamboo Hut to add his teacher's name into his
NPC list and to tell his teacher that he was about to leave Beginning Island.
old man smiled happily and allowed Sila to do so, thinking that it would make
Sila come to this place less often. He also told Sila that if it wasn’t
something urgent, Sila should contact him by calling instead of coming here.
Sila came back to town. Everything seemed normal. Sila walked slowly towards
the harbor at north. In the morning like this, there were not many players
around the port. Players usually don’t hang out around the port if it isn’t a
departure day. Well, today was a departure day so there were few.
went to buy a ticket amounting to 2,000 silver before walking around, trying to
shop through the stalls set up by the players.
female merchant noticed Sila. “Bro, Bro, do you want to buy something?”
went over and looked at her products. Her shop displayed miscellaneous items
ranging from potions to armor. There were not many products though. They might
all have dropped from monsters.
didn’t know what to buy so he asked for female merchant’s advice.
playing qi type, right? Are you interested in this steel sword? It’s quite
good.” She suggested.
planning to play using barehand though.”
using barehand is hard, you know? Only Lone Wolf, the Qi Emperor, is decent
playing this way. The rest all use swords. Are you really not into swords?” She
was still trying to sell her goods.
would like to tell her that the Right Arm of the Sealed One had prevented him
from using weapons. Sure, he could snatch a weapon from enemies and use it
temporarily, but he wouldn’t get a supportive skill like Sword Mastery so he
chose not to use it.
your arm hurt? Or is it poisoned? Do you want an antidote?” She was looking at
his right arm that was wrapped by bandages.
isn’t poisoned. By the way, do you sell bandages?” Sila noticed that his
bandages on his right arm started to look old and dirty.
female merchant nodded and took a new roll of bandages out. Sila picked it up
and handed 200 silver to her.
do you have an accessory that can be used to seal a pet inside?” Sila said when
Lookhin landed on his shoulder.
female merchant opened her system window and took one small golden ring out.
have only this one, Bro. I don’t know whether it has that ability or not
though. It was dropped from an elf in Illusion Forest but still hasn’t been
unsealed yet so no one knows its ability. I bought it at 3,000 silver so I will
sell to you at 3,500 silver since I don’t know whether it’s what you want.”
thought that its price wasn’t expensive so he paid for it. Then, he went to a
corner and used the Unseal skill. The ring turned into a golden ring trimmed
with a white jewel in a triangular shape.
opened his system window to inspect its ability.
Three World Ring
magical defense by 300 points.
be used to keep three pets inside.
that was kept inside will have 20% more recovery rate.
user the artificial skill: Light of Forest [This skill will be lost if
this item is no longer equipped.]
Skill: Light of Forest
light. The light’s intensity depends on magic point used.
was glad that it was the ring he was looking for. It even provided him a skill
that consumed magic point which previously was a useless stat to him.
were four types of rings that could be dropped form elves in Illusion Forest.
First are E-grade Light Rings which had a very high chance of dropping. The
second was C-grade Rings of Illusion Forest that could be used to keep one pet
inside; its drop rate was decent. The third was the one that Sila had gotten,
B-grade Three World Ring that could be used to keep three pets inside and
provide the player with an artificial skill; its drop rate was quite low. The
last and rarest one was the Ring of Elven; its ability far surpassed the three
these rings had the same appearance when unsealed. Due to the fact that the
cost of unsealing process was 100 silver and they mostly turned out to be low-value
Light Rings, merchants often sold them in an unsealed state and let the buyers
test their luck. Thus, Sila was considered lucky. But it was a chance that
could happen to anybody anyway.
wore his newly acquired ring on the middle finger of his left hand, next to the
Couple Ring of Commitment. It shrunk and fit into his finger. Sila looked at
Lookhin that was flying happily in the sky and didn’t feel like keeping it into
the ring yet. There was one hour left before the ship departed so he let it
enjoy the wide space for now.
planned to log out inside the ship, which is a norm for everybody. Since the
ship took three days to arrive at the Main Continent, most people used that
time to log out and will log in again when the ship arrived. Doing so, players
will appear at the harbor in the Main Continent without having to spend time
inside the ship.
there was clamor coming from the path to Beginner Town. Sila, who was playing
around with Lookhin, took a look at that way. He saw a group of players walking
towards the harbor. He looked at them for a while before becoming
they’re famous, I guess?’ thought Sila.
while Sila was feeding bird food to Lookhin, that group of players stopped in
front of him.
you Mister Sila?” said one guy from that group.
looked up at the person who had asked this seemingly popular question. Maybe he
should put on a nameplate next time to prevent others from asking him.
front of him was a silver-haired handsome man. Even without being able to
adjust 30% of his look, this guy would still be quite handsome in real life.
(Sila also thought that even with being able to adjust looks to 30%; there are
still many players with savage faces. This world was truly unfair.) This man
wore a silver set of armors. There was also a saber hanging at his left waist.
In conclusion, his style was a silver knight from a western kingdom.
nodded to answer the guy’s question while secretly using God's Cathedral to
count the number of his enemies.
no it’s eighteen people. Those guys in the back don’t seem strong. But this man
name is Shueria, one of the vice-leaders of the Royal Armament Guild. I have
heard that my subordinates have troubled you last night.” The silver-haired man
said, causing a ruckus from the sides.
don’t mind. You subordinates didn’t cause me any trouble,” replied Sila.
guys who had come at Sila last night become furious. Sila’s sentence clearly
meant that they were not worth mentioning.
bastard…” One of those guys tightly grabbed his weapon, but Shueria gestured
his hand to stop him.
they didn’t cause you any trouble, that’s good. By the way, can I ask Mister
Sila something?” said Shueria.
fine. However, before that, can I ask you one question first?” proposed Sila.
smiled, making Sila become wary. He wasn’t good at dealing with this kind of
person – the kind of person who able to keep their composure at any given
situation. He was more proficient at dealing with hot-headed types.
welcomed to ask any question, Mister Sila.”
I done something to your guild? Why are you guys targeting me?” Sila asked
it’s about last night behavior, it’s my subordinates’ fault. They were
targeting you arbitrarily since your bounty tempted them. Do not worry, I will
personally punish them later.” Shueria answered. “The actual reason why we’re
putting a bounty on you is due to Miss Varee.”
Sila had guessed wrong. He had thought that he might have accidentally killed
someone related to this guild since he had killed many players during the event
for couples. “How does Varee relate to this matter?”
that, my leader has been interested in recruiting Miss Varee to enter our guild
for a long time. And the fact that you came to this game has made things more
difficult for us.” Shueria didn’t directly tell Sila that his leader was head
over heels for Varee but did tell Sila that he was in the way.
still can’t see why this is related to me,” wondered Sila. Whatever guild Varee
decides to enter clearly didn’t relate to him.
Miss Varee is guildless, so we can wait for her to make her decision to enter
our guild. But now, your existence might affect her decision. My leader doesn’t
want things to become troublesome so he personally sent me to handle this.”
may I ask how are you planning to ‘handle’ this?” asked Sila. His hand was
still moving naturally to feed Lookhin.
nothing much. I just want to invite you into our guild. With you in our guild,
the chance of Miss Varee entering our guild will increase. But, if you refuse,
I might need to make you quit playing this game.”
didn’t sound like an invitation to me.”
depends on your decision.”
the end of his line, Shueria’s Mental Oppression started to focus on Sila.
many players who listened to Sila and Shueria conversation realized what was
about to happen. Merchants started to pack their items since they didn’t want
them to be ruined by the battle. However, the scene of Shueria fighting an
opponent was rare. So, they kept their distance but still took a look at Sila’s
way. They were also contacting their friends about this story. Soon, this situation
became a hot topic in the game’s forum.
was circulating Intermediate Qi constantly to defend against Mental Oppression.
That was why he hadn’t been affected by it. However, once he tried to lower his
qi, the pressure made him very uncomfortable. Thus, it was like he was forced
to keep circulating Intermediate Qi all the time.
Shueria was surprised but didn’t let it show onto his face. Based on the
information, Sila had just started playing this game for a fortnight. There was
no way his Mental Oppression didn’t work but Sila was able to endure it. Sila
was even a qi-type player. Shouldn’t his progress be slow?
method are you going to use to prevent me from playing this game?” asked Sila.
will kill you here and wait for you at the revive spot. Then, I will kill you
again and again until you quit playing.” Shueria said with a smile, although he
didn’t feel great about doing so inwardly.
you able to do that? Or will you take my bird as a hostage to force me again?”
looked at the tiny sparrow. His system window indicated that it was just a
level 1 Brown Sparrow.
won’t do that, of course. If someone in my guild takes that shameful action,
dirtying the guild’s name, I will personally punish him severely.”
the end of his sentence, one man who was behind him started to tremble. It
seemed like ‘severely punish’ was indeed severely.
good to hear. However, your plan has two flaws, you know?” said Sila.
Shueria wondered at Sila being able to keep his composure. A new player
couldn’t possibly stand up against him. Why does this man still seem confident?
first is; I’m an acquaintance of Varee in real life. If I just tell her about
this action of yours, she will no doubt never enter your guild.”
Sila didn’t intend to do what he had just said. Nevertheless, he was aiming to
buy some time so he had to keep talking. He knew his situation didn’t contain
much value in Varee’s perspective.
had already predicted this problem. It could be easy to guess that Sila was
acquainted with Varee in real life since Sila seemed to enter this game by
Varee’s invitation. However, there was no way a guy like him didn’t prepare a
he now began to feel that Sila was trying to buy time. But he didn’t know why.
In fact, Sila would be in a more disadvantageous position if their conversation
was prolonged; since Shueria would have more time to gather guildmates.
Sila, there are problems a man has to handle by himself. There’ll be no such
man who takes this kind of problem to tell a girl just because he can’t handle
it alone, won’t you agree?”
meaning behind Shueria’s sentence was that if Sila had to escape this situation
by depending on a woman, he shouldn’t call himself a man anymore.
nodded, “I thought so too. This is a problem between us. Others shouldn’t
what about the other flaw you mentioned?” asked Shueria since he could guess
the first one; but he couldn’t anticipate another flaw in his action.
other is; your plan revolves around you being able to kill me here. However,
what if I can kill you instead?” said Sila in cold voice.
eyebrow was twitched by anger. He usually was a calm person but the thought of
him, a predator, being insulted by a prey caused him to feel greatly agitated.
Well, he was agitated from the start by Cross’s order to take care of this new
player. However, he had to obey Cross’s order.
a little bit more,’ thought Sila.
you really believe you can win against me, Silver Knight Shueria, who fought
alongside the Sword Emperor in the last war event?” Shueria said slowly with a
tone that everyone could easily realize he was repressing his anger.
stood up and said; “Seal Lookhin,” then the brown bird turned into a light and
went into his ring. He stared at Shueria for the first time.
to push,’ thought Sila.
just realized that people from the Royal Armament Guild use words to fight. You
guys all say you have this or that oh-so-great nickname but your guys fighting
ability aren’t even half of what you bragged about.” He looked at Shueria
all can come at me at once. I want to end this quickly. The ship is about to
come.” Sila further provoked Shueria.
you guys dare interfere. I’ll kill him by myself.” Shueria ordered his
subordinates. Afterward, he turned his head to confront Sila. His face
distorted by rage. “And you, just draw out your weapon so that you won’t have
any excuse when you die.”
aura completely changed from a gentle knight as he had been. He had lost his
previous composure that Sila had been wary of.
Don’t be conceited; I don’t need a weapon for a guy like you.”
sentence of Sila was a signal for the battle to begin. Shueria drew out his
saber from its sheath and rushed at Sila. Meanwhile, Sila circulated qi
throughout his body. His body stood firmly.
kind of opponent that he most excelled at dealing with was coming now.
T/N: Shueria is pronounced as 'Chuu-ae-ria,' not 'Chuu-ria.' Kindly
tell me if you think I should change it.
Sila the instigator is back at it again. It's just a game, bro. Just attempt to leave and if he fights, then protect yourself. No need to rile him up so much. Now I see all he wants to do is fight. what a blockhead, lol
maybe Sila just try to delay until his seal coodown to finish so he can use his right hand to battle those guys
32: Farewell Beginning Island - Last Part
waited for the saber coming at him with a smile. The saber that strikes with
prudence and the saber that strikes with fury are far different. Although this
saber was filled with Mental Oppression, causing the blade to shake heavily;
the saber was struck in a straight line without holding back.
circulated Qi of Little Fish. His left hand also used Worlds Crossing Bridge
empowered by Qi of Little Tiger to parry this sword. Sila used his full power
from the start since he was fully aware that he would be no match for an
left hand stroke at the side of the blade. The saber was shifted a little
despite Sila striking it with full force. This informed Sila about the power of
the saber striking at him. Anyway, shifting just a little was enough for Sila;
he evaded the blade to the right while moving the power of Qi of Little Tiger
into his right fist. He also changed the power of Worlds Crossing Bridge into
Sila’s right fist shone mysteriously. The qi was so strong that even a player
far from the fight still could tell it was scary. It was a fist that Sila
quickly launched at Shueria.
was shocked that Sila’s movement was quick to this extent. His saber was even
deflected by Sila’s attack. He wasn’t ready to cope with this fist of Sila.
was aware that he wouldn’t be able to dodge this fist, so he focused Psychic
Impact into his body to increase his defense. It was a basic skill of
psychic-type player that could be used both in offense and defense.
sound of a punch connecting to a body was thunderously loud. Sila was knocked
back three steps by the impact while Shueria had to take several steps back.
Shueria was looking at Sila with eyes of misbelief. There was no way a new
player could be this strong.
was also wounded by Psychic Impact. This was the first time he was injured from
a fight against players. It was a good thing that Shueria was furious. He would
be in tight spot if this guy calmed down.
circulated Recovering Qi to reduce the pain he felt. Recovering Qi was a useful
qi that players tend to ignore. They thought that its ability was to reduce
pain, whereas the painfulness in the game was only a tenth of in real life so
it wasn’t too hard to endure. However, the true benefit of this skill was the
ability to get better sooner. In a fight, the guy who recovers faster has an
upper hand against the guy who doesn’t.
felt some adulterated powers within his body. One was hot and one was cold. In
a heat of the battle, he wasn’t sure how he should effectively deal with them.
that moment, Sila was rushing at him.
was surprised that Sila could recover faster than him since he was higher in
level. Anyway, he had to stop thinking for now and countered Sila by thrusting
fact, Sila hadn’t fully recovered yet but he forced himself to be on offensive.
That was because he couldn’t afford to give Shueria a time to think and calm
down. He had to attack continuously.
thrusting sword was indeed fast but the area of impact was narrower than a
slashing sword. As soon as Sila circulated both Qi of Little Fish and Qi of
Little Bird, his body disappeared from the spot and reappeared again behind
Shueria’s back. Then, Sila’s hand chopped at the back of Shueria’s head.
saw that Sila had disappeared from his line of sight. However, he could sense
the killing intent from behind so he was quick to evade. Resulting in Sila’s
knife-hand missing his head but hit his shoulder instead. The pain immediately
coursed through Shueria’s body. His feet sank into the ground by two inches.
Sila’s attack had successfully connected, Shueria endured the pain and thrusted
the saber under his armpit. Sila who was caught off guard had to hurriedly
dodge. But the blade still slashed at his side, causing his blood to splash.
jumped away to keep distance between himself and Shueria. Both of them were
staring at each other. Up to this point, even the witnesses were all looking at
them while holding their breath in excitement.
circulated Recovery Qi again. He was watchful for the opportunity to strike. If
he had a chance, he would attack immediately regardless of whether his injury
was fully healed or not.
the ability of the vice-leader is only this much, I can measure the level of
the Royal Armament Guild now. It’s pathetic.” Sila provoked Shueria again. He
didn’t want his opponent to realize the change in the body he just attacked.
bastard! I’ll kill you right here.” Shueria stood up. He was now serious. He
activated his skill, Psychic Boost.
body emitted out the psychic aura that could be seen even with naked eyes. His
eyes turned silver-color. His blade was shaking all the time. Its power was to
the extent that it could slash even an air without any movement.
smiled, ‘It’s time.’
circulated the full power of Qi of Little Tiger and his body emitted red qi
aura. Then, he focused the power of Ray Assemble into the knife hidden in his
sleeve. With that, the aura from his body moved into the knife. The hidden
knife now was shaking heavily.
shouted Shueria. He rushed at Sila with his saber lifting up into the sky.
remained motionless. He risked waiting for a perfect moment – the moment of an
that moment came. Shueria who was coming at Sila suddenly cried out in pain.
His psychic power decreased and his body halted.
here except Sila couldn’t imagine what had happened, even Shueria himself. He
was about to strike but suddenly, the hot and cold powers, which he had been
able to suppress, intensified. His body was halted like it was frozen but his
sensation felt like he was in the sea of flame.
said Sila while moving his left hand forward, “Light of Forest.”
Sila had activated a skill, the ring shone brightly and the entire area was
engulfed in white light. Everyone closed their eyes. This was the moment that
Sila had aimed for. He didn’t need to see since he clearly remembered what he
had seen before closing his eyes. He used his right hand to throw a knife away
with full power.
shaking red knife flew at high speed. It pinned down at Shueria’s forehead. The
knife couldn’t maintain the qi fusing in it anymore so it was broken into
pieces as soon as it hit the target.
body turned into white light and dispersed. He had died without showing his
real skill yet.
had to plan this fight thoroughly. His abilities were lower than Shueria in all
had started his attack while they were still having a conservation. He used
God’s Cathedral fused with Qi of Little Tiger to decrease Shueria’s health
points without letting him know. He had prolonged their conversation for this
grasped that Shueria was a calm fighter who attacked and defended carefully,
based on the way he talked. Thus, Sila taunted Shueria to step into his game,
forcing Shueria to abandon his composure. That was why Shueria couldn’t show
his real strength. Sila was well aware that if he had to fight Shueria in his
normal state, there was no way for him to win.
Sila realized that the power of Tortured Soul was still left in Shueria’s body.
His enemy wasn’t a qi-type player and didn’t possess Recovering Qi. So, Shueria
shouldn’t be able to drive an abnormal power out as fast as him. That meant
Shueria had to suppress it for now and plan to eject it later.
that in mind, the hand that Sila had chopped Shueria was fused with Recovering
Qi together with Qi of Little Tiger. The reason he had included Recovering Qi
into his attack was to prevent his opponent to feel the Qi of Little Tiger that
he had added. That was the first time Sila adapted Recovering Qi to use
his newly added Qi of Little Tiger had accelerated the power of Tortured Soul
and caused it to explode inside Shueria’s body, making him halt.
Sila had used Light of Forest to prevent anyone from seeing him firing hidden
weapon because he still wasn’t at the level of being able to fire it without
being noticed yet. This hidden weapon was his trump card. He had concentrated
all his qi into the knife as Qi of Little Tiger. That was why it could have
the light faded away, Sila was standing there alone. Many witnesses were
surprised as they opened their eyes. Shueria’s subordinates were confused. They
opened their guild window to check Shueria’s status and found that he had died.
They soon come to panic.
vice-leader has died!?”
commotion spread around the harbor. People began to talk about what had just
happened. The news of Sila being able to win against the Silver Knight Shueria
was quickly shared in the game’s forum.
player is able to defeat vice-leader of a Royal Armament guild of Sword Emperor
in a one-on-one battle!
released Lookhin to fly around him. He then sat down and tore a bag of bird
food to feed to Lookhin. His action was like his previous fight was not worth
you guys intend to keep staring at me or what? Are you guys going to fight or
escape? Choose.” Sila said.
rest of the members of the Royal Armament Guild seemed confused of what to do
next. The guy in front of them was a guy who could defeat their vice-leader.
They were surely no match for him. However, it would leave them a bad taste in
their mouth if they were to let Sila, their target, go easily.
sound of a ship docking could be heard. Sila didn’t wait for them to answer his
question. He stood up and walked towards the ship.
you going to flee from us?” said one guy from the Royal Armament Guild. Even he
himself wasn’t confident in what he had just said.
stopped his foot, “I just don’t want to fight against incompetent enemies. But
if you’re confident that you’re stronger than your vice-leader, feel free to
come at me. Hurry up, though. I want to go now.”
of the Royal Armament Guild could only swallow their saliva into their parched
throat. They realized they were too incompetent to stop Sila. But for them to
turn and go back, it would further damage the reputation of their guild. Thus,
they had no choice but to stand still.
I would like to take my leave, farewell,” said Sila as he went onto the ship.
began to gradually go towards the ship, leaving members of the Royal Armament
Guild behind. The news of the new star, the promising newcomer who would soon
shake the world of Monster Soul, began to spread out widely.
soon as Sila had gone into the ship, he quickly rented a private room. Once he
was in the room, he spat out blood and laid on the floor.
face was deathly pale. The previous fight had forced him to overuse his power.
He had spent all his qi into the last knife, leaving his body fragile. The true
reason he had walked away without killing the rest of them was because he
didn’t have power left anymore.
was why the last knife was so strong. It was fused with all his remaining qi.
And the reason he released Lookhin wasn’t because he wanted to show his
composure to scare them, it was for the case that they still wanted to attack
him, he would have to rely on Lookhin to defend himself.
took two qi-recovering pills and ate them. Then, he had to circulate Recovering
Qi for more than an hour to regain his strength. However, the harmful psychic
within his body was superior to his power. Thus, even with his body fully
recovered, he could feel that there was some virus erupting in his body. It was
like he had a time bomb within his body, ready to blow up any time.
his thought of wanting to get rid of this unadulterated power, he soon
activated Unblemished Aqua to banish this power. Then, although the psychic was
thinned, it still left its origin in his body. And when Sila stopped
circulating his qi, this core of psychic would begin to accumulate itself
little by little. That meant, Sila circulating his qi was just an action to
delay his death.
psychic was called Bomb Lurking Psychic, a high-tier skill of Shueria that had
invaded Sila’s body since their first clash. Shueria wasn’t a vice-leader only
in name, he could perform this counterattack even when defending. Meanwhile,
Sila didn’t excel in defense, so the psychic could invade his body easily.
opened his system window to contact his nameless teacher. He told the story to
him and asked his teacher for a solution.
teacher told Sila that there were two choices for Sila to make.
first method, you have to die once, then Bomb Lurking Psychic will be gone from
his teacher finished the first method, Sila instantly asked for the second
method. He considered that the first method wasn’t a way to solve the problem;
It was just a way to run away from problem.
you have to keep circulating Unblemished Aqua to prevent the psychic to get
stronger and damage your body,” said the old man.
how long do I have to keep circulating it?”
would be until you gain Qi of Little Turtle, I assume. Qi of Little Turtle is
strong defensive qi. If you possess it, it will protect your internal organs.
Use it together with Unblemished Aqua will result in getting rid of Bomb
Lurking Psychic.” The old man answered, “It seems you are scheduled to visit
the Underwater Palace faster than I thought.”
the call ended, Sila was sitting cross-leg on the bed. His body was glowing in
the semi-transparent blue color of Unblemished Aqua all the time. He needed to
circulate both Unblemished Aqua and Intermediate Qi to replenish the qi he
Palace,” said softly Sila. It seemed the first destination of his journey in
the Main Continent had been decided.
closed his eyes and logged out.
Good news, guys. I will be able to fasten the pace of chapter release rate. I will be releasing one chapter a day from now on. (It's not permanently though.)@nail Sorry but "Impacting Psychic" sounds stranger for me. As a verb, "impact" means 'affect' or 'influence' rather than impact as a noun.I planned to stick with "Verb+ing Psychic" format to all five principle psychics so I need a verb that means 'slam', 'hit' or similar.Thank you for your suggestion. Sorry to let you have to bear with my selfishness in this case.
33: A Warm Welcome
was 8 in the morning when Sila got out of the life-supporting capsule. He got
up and walked slowly around the room. Sila could walk normally now. But he
could feel that his stamina was lower than before.
warmed up and began to try a light workout. He performed push-ups. However, his
body really wasn’t in good shape; just twenty times and he could hardly do any
more push-ups already. Usually, he could perform three sets of push-ups, a
hundred times per set.
body was soaked with sweat when the door of his room opened. Doctor Panhathai
went into the room.
What are you doing, Sila?” exclaimed the doctor.
working out,” naively replied Sila.
can’t perform serious workout like this.” The doctor scolded.
usually perform much more serious workouts than this.”
when you are in a good condition. But now your body needs recovering. Please
refrain yourself from heavy activities.”
I didn’t want to just lie down on the bed,” Sila argued.
doctor sighed. It seemed Rashine’s plan worked a little too well. Sila who had
no spirit in doing anything before now pushed himself too much.
I will give you a workout program later. You need to follow my instruction
strictly if you want to recover soon.”
I will write it now. You should go and take a bath.” The doctor said while
walking to the couch.
went into the shower. Cold water was pouring on his head, making him refreshed.
He was thinking about the game.
the important thing is finding Montra. But what will I do once I meet him?’
he had started playing, he thought he could easily find Montra since that guy
seemed to be famous. Once he met Montra, he would ask him about his teacher and
the reason why Montra had to cheat. He would also ask for a revenge duel.
However, it wasn’t that simple once he entered the game.
Montra was very difficult to find. Not only did he have to travel to the Main
Continent, but he also had to encounter Heavenly Dragon Guild’s members that
seemed to be everywhere.
Sila hadn’t played any game before. He didn’t know that his avatar would be
weak once he entered the game. He previously thought that since it was a
virtual reality game, it would be just like him entering into another dimension
with his current body. Based on the NPC’s explanation, he was aware that he
wasn’t a match for Montra in the game. If it was about fighting ability in real
life, he perceived that he would be slightly weaker than Montra. But if it was
an in-game fight, there would be no way for him to win.
Sila thought he needed to change his courses of action. Since the flow of time
inside the game was five-times faster than in real life, he would have time to
train himself more than normal. He had wasted his time in the hospital for one
month already; he could afford to wait for another month.
next, I should go to the Underwater Palace for Qi of Little Turtle and get rid
of Bomb Lurking Psychic. Then, I’ll train myself hard while finding clues about
he had settled on what to do next, he calmed down. Of course, he still felt
hatred towards Montra. But Sila wasn’t a stupid person. He was fully aware that
he was inferior to Montra in all aspects, be it power or influence. Although
his teacher taught him that the most important aspect of the fight was the
mind, a certain level of fighting ability was also needed.
teacher always taught him to be as calm as water, being good at controlling his
own emotions. If Sila could do that, Sila would be more skillful than this. The
funny thing was, Sila could only do that once his teacher was gone. Before, he
was a fighter type focused only on the offensive. But once he lost to Montra,
he was able to calm his mind in battle. Although he couldn’t do that all the
time, it was still a good start for him.
just hoped that his teacher would appear and see his current progress.
were strange creatures. They usually didn’t appreciate things around them. They
only realized the value once those things were gone. The teachings from his
teacher that Sila hadn’t cared much about before, he now started to understand
how important they were.
as calm as water, hmm?” Sila used his hands to handle the water from the
shower. He smiled. He really wasn’t very good at interpreting words. It seemed
he would have to push himself to experience it for himself.
turned off the shower and sighed. His journey would be a long one and he still
didn’t know his destination. He didn’t know what he wanted and what he would do
once he beats Montra. Would he be satisfied? He didn’t know. He just had to try
wiped his body and wore new clothes that the nurse provided. He returned to the
bedroom zone. Well, he was staying in a private patient room which had both a
bedroom zone and bathroom within. When he thought about it, he realized he
still hadn’t returned Rashane’s favor. This room cost was charged to Rashane.
were three more persons in the patient room. One was Rashane that was having a
conversation with the doctor. One was a nurse preparing some equipment. The
last one was Varee sitting on a couch.
Sila. Good timing. We’re talking about you,” greeted Rashane.
the matter, Uncle?”
you getting out of the hospital, of course.”
can I go out?” happily asked Sila.
body has to be examined again. If there isn’t anything wrong, you will be able
to leave the hospital in two or three days,” said the doctor. “Please come
here. Let me examine your body.”
went to the bed, and then the nurse took some kind of tool to inspect his body.
She told him to move his hands and feet around. Sila was looking at Varee. She
was smiling and seemed to have something to say. But her mobile phone was
picked up her call and walked outside to talk.
no problem at all. It will take only some more days for you to leave the
hospital,” said the doctor.
good. By the way, where are you planning to live once you leave the hospital,
Sila?” asked Rashane.
was stunned. He had been raised in the dojo. But after the incident, his dojo
was closed down and he heard that it was seized by a bank agent. Although he
felt that there was something sinister behind it, he couldn’t do anything to
don’t know, sir. Maybe I’ll find a job and rent a place.”
help you, then.”
that okay?” Sila felt bad as he was bothering Rashane in many ways already,
including hospital fees.
on. I know a lot of people. It should be easy.”
that case, thank you very much, sir.” Sila wasn’t stubborn as he was aware that
he would have had a hard time finding a job in his condition.
I’ll come and pick you up three days later. During the time, you shouldn’t
think or workout too hard. You are almost recovered; it will be bad if your
I’ll keep staying online for three days then,” said Sila.
smiled. At least Sila had learned to rest. He agreed with Sila’s suggestion.
picked up six nutrient pills and threw them into his mouth. “Let’s meet again
in three days, sir.”
It seems like Varee has something to tell you,” said Rashane.
frowned. Does this girl even have to bother him both in the game and in real
mind it, sir. If she has something to say, she can easily contact me in the
that so? Well, let’s meet again in three days.”
put his palms together and said goodbye to both Rashane and doctor. The
life-supporting capsule was closed down to cover Sila’s body and made him
Varee entered the room. She was shocked to see that Sila had already logged in.
why didn’t you tell him that I have something to tell him?” Varee said.
was confused to see Varee being this panic. “Sila told me that you can just
contact him once you are in the game.”
face went pale. “Dad, we need to go back home immediately, or else it will be
woke up in a cross-legged position. The pain coursed through his body
immediately as he opened his eyes.
Sila spat blood from his mouth and instantly circulated Recovering Qi.
fifteen minutes had passed, Sila felt better. He switched his power to
Intermediate Qi and Unblemished Aqua. He checked his own body and discovered
that the core of Bomb Lurking Psychic was bigger than before.
seems I need to hurry.”
he spent his time in the room circulating his qi and playing with Lookhin.
Until some time had passed and the naval announced that the ship would arrive
at the Main Continent in fifteen minutes. Sila went outside.
sea breeze passed him. Sila released Lookhin to fly around. He noticed that
people were looking at him and began to whisper. But he didn’t care. These
people must have seen him fight against Shueria.
ship docked on the quay slowly. Although this place was called a city port, it
wasn’t really a city. It was like a port at Beginning Island that the port is
separated from the town. Well, there were many merchants setting up stalls to
sell items to new arrivals, so this place became crowded. It was a big
marketplace so people nicknamed it the city port.
was ready to leave the ship. Strangely, no one had stepped out of the ship yet.
They were all opening a path for Sila to leave. Sila frowned. These people sure
were weird. He just displayed some fighting skills and now they were this
scared of him?
walked through the players slowly. However, even after Sila had stepped off the
ship, no one moved. Sila looked around and felt that something wasn’t right.
were no merchants or stalls here at all. Instead, there were a group of players
in armor and group of players wearing magic robes. They spread around the port.
Their numbers exceeded a thousand.
man stepped forward. He was wearing light gorgeous armor. His hair was black
and short. His body was full of muscles but his body wasn’t too big. In
conclusion, he had a good shape and looked manly.
must be Sila,” said that man.
who are you?” asked Sila while he was looking around.
Cross, Shueria’s guild master, but everyone calls me the Sword Emperor.”
the end of that speech, Sila had to look closely at this man. This man was very
skillful. He could grasp this fact just by his stance that was ready to attack
at any time.
focused his thoughts on a way to escape from this place. He finally knew why
everyone on the ship had kept whispering. They must know about the Sword
Emperor being here. No, maybe everyone in the game had known this.
in his best condition, he wouldn’t think that he could beat the Sword Emperor.
Needless to say about his current condition where he had to keep using
Unblemished Aqua all the time. The plan inside Sila head was to use Light of
Forest to blind everyone here and focus all his qi into Qi of Little Bird to
you dare think about running away, though. Just for you, I even went out of my
way to invite a special guest to come here,” said Cross.
wanted to know more than ever whether psychic-type players were able to read people’s
mean Varee?” wondered Sila as his only acquaintance in the Main Continent was
Varee. She also had mentioned that she had something to tell him. Is it about
her deciding to join the Royal Armament Guild?
Cross felt furious inside. He wasn’t sure Sila was just making fun of him by
mentioning Varee, knowing that he was in one-sided love with her, or not.
not Varee, but he is a person you’ll surely be happy to meet.”
the area full of players in magic robes opened. One man was walking through
man was handsome. His skin was white, so as his slightly curly hair. His shape
was good, not too fat and not too thin. He was wearing an elegant-looking tight
magic robe. His mouth was smirking mockingly.
been a long time, Sila. It must be since you admitted to the hospital, mustn’t
it?” said that man.
face was contorted with rage. It was a given that he remembered this guy. Even
if this man was crushed to specks of dust, Sila would still remember this man.
Since this man was the sole reason for Sila to play this game.
Sila shouted out angrily.
was ironic that once Sila decided to change his plan not to find Montra for the
time being, Montra instead appeared before him.
T/N: This chapter marks the end of volume#1: "First Step into
the New World"
34: The Cause of War
looked at the sight in front of him with the eyes filled with anger. The man in
front of him was Montra, his final objective for playing this game, the one who
Sila desired to drive into pain and torture.
still looking as weak as before. I can’t believe you followed me into this
game,” said Montra.
is my teacher?” asked Sila. That was Sila’s first question he had wanted to ask
once he met Montra.
teacher? … He is with my teacher.”
not interested in whom my teacher was with. I want to know where he is. What
have you done to my teacher?” shouted Sila.
can do anything I want. It’s my business. A loser like you doesn’t have the
right to ask,” said Montra. “I heard that you would like to kill me, wouldn’t
you? Can you really do that though?”
laughed. The people behind him also laughed.
face distorted with rage. He tried to circulate qi but it wasn’t effective. His
qi needed to be used to suppress Bomb Lurking Psychic all the time. It couldn’t
be used in combat.
I’m a kind person. I’ll give you a chance. If you win against me now, I’ll tell
you where your teacher is,” said Montra.
you for real?”
course, if you can, though,” Montra said that while gesturing with his hand to
tell everyone to not disturb.
the real world, Montra’s abilities would be considered just slightly higher
than Sila. But in the game that Sila had just entered, it was absolutely
certain that Sila couldn’t win against Montra who had played the game for
years. This shouldn’t be called a duel. It was a public execution.
didn’t have a choice. If it was about the Sword Emperor, Sila would flee once
given a chance. But it was different now. His opponent was Montra. Even if he didn’t
stand a chance, he still couldn’t run away. Running away here would affect his
confidence in future confrontations.
he had to fight, he must be able to fight.
that, Sila took out a bottle of qi-recovering pills and poured all of them into
his mouth. The light of qi power shined brightly. Sila threw the empty bottle
sound of the bottle breaking was a starting signal.
stopped circulating Unblemished Aqua. With the overwhelming amount of qi that
ran through his body right now, the power of Bomb Lurking Psychic was
automatically suppressed for a while. But this action of his was like stopping
thirstiness by drinking poison. It only helped his body for a short period.
Once his qi depleted, the after pain would be tremendous and his body would
explode with pain.
this wasn’t the time to think about it. The only thought in Sila’s brain
currently was: how can he beat Montra in a short period of time? And the only
answer he could come up with was a hidden weapon.
swiftly moved his hands. Suddenly, six red knives flew out of his hands towards
Montra with tremendous speed and destructive power. All six of them were fused
with both Qi of Little Tiger and Qi of Little Bird.
showed a surprised expression once he saw that Sila could use hidden weapons.
However, he didn’t flinch as he flicked his robe. Then, the two-meter-long
unique mage staff appeared in his hand. The staff had the shape of a Chinese
dragon holding a marble in its mouth.
spun the staff and then all the knives were swept away. Nevertheless, once all
six of them had been deflected, another twenty of them flew at him.
was Sila who fired another batch of hidden weapons at him with the help of Qi
of Little Fish as soon as he had finished firing the first batch.
lifted the staff into the sky, using magic power to create a shield in front of
him. It could easily defend against all the hidden weapons.
this all you can do?” said Montra. He flicked the staff and then around fifty
fireballs appeared in the air, floating.
looked at the sight with astonishment. He really wouldn’t be able to dodge
Meteor Showe-” Montra was about to release his fireballs to attack Sila.
However, all of the fireballs suddenly disappeared.
smiled. This was his only chance. His remaining time was almost over. He fired
another six hidden weapons towards Montra.
was still curious as to why his skill had been stopped. Once he spotted the
coming hidden weapons, he then flicked his staff to deflect them again. “Same
looking closely, Sila had gone. However, an expert like Montra could easily
detect that Sila had moved to his right side and was concentrating power.
concentrated magic power into the staff, making the dragon’s eyes on the staff
to shine brightly. He turned his body to the right side to handle Sila.
However, he immediately sensed “Mental Oppression” behind him. It posed a
threat greater than Sila, causing him to turn his attention to.
was surprised. That threat was actually a small brown ball charging straight at
him at a high speed. It shone brightly with qi power.
the same time, Sila fired his remaining qi-fused knives towards Montra.
defend both attacks thrown at him from different sides, it was indeed a
difficult task to do. It was like writing with both of his hands at the same
time. However, Montra was deserved to be called one of the Four Emperors, even
with this situation that he didn’t have time to chant a spell, he concentrated
magic power into his staff and spun it around to thrust at the ball, causing it
to bounce off. Then, he evaded all the knives in the last second.
actually was able to evade them all. But there was a long wound left on his
blood was dropping slowly. Montra was looking at the ball he had thrust and
then realized that it actually was a small bird.
power was completely depleted from his last attack. He was spitting blood. His eyes
were filled with regret that his last knife wasn’t able to kill Montra.
Sila had come out of the ship, he had been keeping Lookhin in his chest for an
emergency. It was his trump card in case that his body wasn’t in good
condition. Previously, at the time Montra released the power of Flame Meteor
Shower, he had ordered Lookhin to active Golden Needle to stun Montra. Later,
he threw knives to cause a misdirection and then ordered Lookhin with Mind
Connection to simultaneously attack Montra from both sides. Nevertheless, they
me wondered for a moment. But in the end, it’s just a weakling and a sparrow
working together. Well, it seems you were hurt before the battle,” said Montra.
didn’t respond. He lost again. His plan hadn’t worked. Now he could only
circulate Recovering Qi to delay his inevitable death. He looked at Lookhin
that was twitching on the floor as if it was about to die.
felt tears swell up. Even if this was only a game, his intimacy towards it was
said “Seal” softly to seal Lookhin inside his ring. He remembered that keeping
a pet in the ring helped it recover faster. Sila hoped that it would work.
are too weak,’ thought Sila.
this, he decided he would train himself and Lookhin so much more than this.
From the previous battle, he was fully aware that Montra hadn’t been serious at
all. This was the gap between their ability that couldn’t be filled in a short
period of time.
sorry, Sila. It seems you will not gain knowledge of your teacher’s whereabouts
again. I really pity you. Well, goodbye again.” Montra said with an
expressionless tone. It was as if what was in front of him was something
unworthy to be emotional about.
lifted his staff empowering by magic power. The dragon’s eyes were shining
brightly again. But Sila in his current state couldn’t even move his body. All
he could do was close his eyes. Although this was a game, although he could
revive upon dying, those facts didn’t make him feel at ease at all.
ends here,’ thought Sila.
A crashing sound could be heard across the city port. Sila who was closing his
eyes still couldn’t feel pain. Was being dead supposed to feel like this? There
was no pain. Only darkness and the utter despair presented.
opened his eyes slowly. In front of him was a man standing between him and
Montra. That man was wearing Wuxia clothes. His body looked strong and
muscular. Sila was at his back so his face wasn’t visible for Sila to see. All
he could see was that man’s hand was holding the staff with dragon’s head.
you going to interfere?” Montra said before jumping back to stand next to Cross
who was showing a serious expression.
man who just entered the scene didn’t reply back. He turned his body to face
Sila while handed Sila a bottle of pills similar to the bottle that contained
qi-recovering pills Sila had just eaten.
seems we finally meet again.”
took the bottle and looked at the man. Sila could instantly recognize him. This
man was the man who participated in a duo quest at Mansion of Seven Deadly Sins
Wolf, the Qi Emperor.
tried to talk to him, but the sudden sharp pain prevented him to do that. He
had no qi left to circulate Recovering Qi anymore.
take one pellet and circulate Recovering Qi first. We can talk later,” said
poured a pellet into his hand. This pellet wasn’t brown like what he had eaten.
It was golden and had a faint aura spreading around it. Sila didn’t have time
to think much since the pain was getting all over his body. He swallowed it.
soon as the pellet entered his mouth, it left a sweet aroma and a cold feeling
inside. However, as soon as it was swallowed, his body felt warm and hot. It
didn’t take long for his qi to replenish. Sila didn’t hesitate to close his
eyes and started circulating Recovering Qi right away.
Lone Wolf saw that Sila was in better condition, he smiled. Then, he turned
back to face against Montra and Cross.
unbelievable to see both of you working together,” said Lone Wolf.
mutual benefit, even an enemy can become an ally,” replied Cross.
be direct with you. Can you let this man go?”
Wolf, do you know Sila?” asked Montra.
could say that, but at the same time, we are not acquaintances.”
does that mean?”
had met him once. But we don’t personally know each other, that’s it,” answered
Montra and Cross felt curious. Why would Lone Wolf involve himself for a man
whom he had met only once?
that case, it’s best for you not to get involved, don’t you agree? Especially
for someone you don’t know.” Montra suggested.
cannot accept that. If you guys don’t agree, I’ll have no choice but to force
my way out with him.”
you really intend to force your way out of the combined forces of Royal
Armament and Heavenly Dragon Guilds? Hahaha.” Cross laughed.
when I forced my way to come here, I wasn’t stopped by anyone, was I?” Lone
wolf said with an expressionless tone, causing Cross to stop laughing
on energy type, qi type was considered the type that provided players the most
basic stats. Thus, about Lone Wolf’s speed; although it wasn’t quicker than
Shadow Emperor; it was considered quicker than both Montra and Cross.
is everyone on Sila’s side?’ was what he wanted to convey. But he stopped his
question mid-way. This situation didn’t just occur once, but twice, including
because I’m not like some kind of people. Do you know why I decided to play as
qi-type? It’s because qi-typed players are usually honest and straight. Even if
some are villains, they would call themselves a villain, not claiming
themselves as righteous. We’re not like somebody that although claiming himself
as righteous, his behaviors are not different from a bandit, no, even worse
than a bandit. We’re also not like someone who can’t get a girl himself and
then take his revenge on others. Why doesn’t he himself realize that the reason
he can’t win a girl’s heart is because of his lack of ability?”
Wolf answered, his eyes were fixated at Montra and Cross.
Cross’s anger was surging up. That last comment was obviously directed at him.
still don’t understand, Lone Wolf. What do you have to dare insulting us like
this? If we’re fighting one on one, it might be a close fight. But if we
combine our power, with you having Sila as a burden, there’s no way you will
said that without being interested in what Lone Wolf had just said about his
behavior being worse than a bandit.
you know the reason I’m late?” asked Lone Wolf, and as two of them didn’t seem
to come up with an answer, he continued, “It’s because I have heard that two of
Four Emperors were going to gang up on a single new player. At first, I didn’t
believe the news, as that is the most disgraceful and cowardly action. However,
once it was confirmed, I felt ashamed of my title that was grouped together
with you guys. Thus, I contacted a certain someone whom also felt the same way.
Then, we appointed to come here together. That’s the reason why I’m late.”
was so angry that it showed on his face. He had endured Lone Wolf bad-mouthing
him long enough. Meanwhile, Montra stayed as calm as ever. One couldn’t say it
was because he himself didn’t care or wasn’t interested.
the same time, a black shadow appeared beside Lone Wolf. Then, a figure dressed
in black robes was slowly rising from that shadow. Under his black robes were
also black clothes. His face was covered by a skull-shaped mask. However,
everyone here could tell who this man was.
the Shadow Emperor.
it becomes two versus two.” Lone Wolf said with a smile on his face.
what are you doing participating in this matter? This is completely unrelated
to you, isn’t it?” said Cross.
Emperor was the only one among the Four Emperors that was an individual player.
Besides, among all Four Emperors, his ability was considered inferior only to
Montra. These facts meant the Shadow Emperor was insanely strong.
one ever knew the face behind that mask. Even Montra and Cross were impressed
that Lone Wolf was able to contact Zero.
just agree with Lone Wolf’s opinion. I’m ashamed to be grouped together with
you guys. Your actions are very disgraceful.”
Shadow Emperor was the most volatile among four. He did everything he wanted to
do without caring for consequence. He was the first to release his black qi to
circulate around himself, causing Sila to feel discomfort.
Wolf saw that, so he also released his qi to protect Sila.
both of their opponents increasing their power, Montra and Cross also had to
release their magic and psychic power to compete.
atmosphere around the city port turned into the worst state. The powerful auras
clashing together, causing the sparking sound.
that should have happened in five months seemed to breakout here and now, with
Sila being the cause of it.