Reincarnation Of The Strongest Sword God - Chapter 207-208
Chapter 207 - Killing the Queen
Shi Feng did not want this timeline to develop out of his control. If Stabbing Heart really wanted to raid one of the three great Dungeons…
He could only sternly refuse.
Stabbing Heart shook his head, faintly exclaiming, "It isn't one of the three great Dungeons. It is just one of the 20-man Team Dungeons, the Beastman Munition Factory. That is a Level 10 to Level 13 Team Dungeon, and the equipment dropped there would be of great help to us when we raid the three large-scale Dungeons. Although we've already cleared the Normal Mode of that Dungeon, the Hard Mode is simply too difficult. We have been stuck at the first Boss all this time, so we wished to seek your aid."
Shi Feng's heart was slightly moved when he heard of the words "Beastman Munition Factory." That Dungeon did indeed possess a lot of valuable items, especially the Basic Fire Resistance Potion Recipe and the Level 10 Swordsman Set Equipment, Wind Extinguisher.
It would not be a bad idea to make a trip there for these items.
"Fine, but I have a demand," Shi Feng said."Brother Ye Feng, there is no need to hold back!" Stabbing Heart released a sigh of relief after hearing Shi Feng's agreement. He was deeply afraid that Shi Feng would refuse."I want all the Recipes and Forging Designs we obtain from the Dungeon. In addition, I want priority over all Swordsman equipment. If you can agree to these conditions, I will have no problem offering my assistance," Shi Feng listed his demands.
Stabbing Heart carefully considered Shi Feng's words. If he were the one leading the team this time, he wouldn't hesitate to agree to Shi Feng's demands. However, the leader of the team this time was the Guild Leader of the Assassin's Alliance, Cruel Sword. So, Stabbing Heart had no authority to make this decision.
"Brother Ye Feng, I have to consult with the Guild Leader about this matter. Can I give you a reply sometime later?" Stabbing Heart said with less confidence."Sure." In any case, Shi Feng was not in a hurry. There was still some time before he could kill the Scorching Lamia.
After Stabbing Heart disconnected the call, he immediately went up to the Guild Leader, Cruel Sword. Cruel Sword was currently a short distance away, clearing the monsters in the Dungeon.
Based on appearance alone, Cruel Sword looked very young, and his tall and robust body seemed full of energy. In actuality, he was already 39 years old. Normally, he wore a stern expression, and he would always look at others with an intimidating and penetrating gaze. His ferocious appearance was just like that of a warrior about to enter a battlefield.In fact, Cruel Sword was a mercenary in reality. However, he had long since retired from his squad. After his retirement, he joined the then-weak Assassin's Alliance, and after enduring over ten years of hardships, he finally managed to turn the Assassin's Alliance into an apex second-rate Guild, gaining plenty of support and sponsors from large corporations.
"How did your negotiations with him go?" Cruel Sword turned his head and glanced at Stabbing Heart, asking sternly.Previously, the Assassin's Alliance had been stuck at the first Boss of the Hard Mode Beastman Munition Factory. Hence, Stabbing Heart suggested recruiting a god-ranked expert to help them. However, Cruel Sword felt that it was beneath him to do such a thing. What god-ranked expert? Everyone's just blindly overestimating him.If it weren't for the fact that Stabbing Heart had performed extremely well in recent days and been promoted to an elder of the Guild, Cruel Sword would not have let Stabbing Heart contact Shi Feng at all."He agrees to come, but he has a demand. He wants all of the Swordsman equipment and the Forging Designs and Recipes that drop." Stabbing Heart carefully said, "However, I feel that Ye Feng is worth this price. After all, even the Snow Goddess greatly valued his performance."
After listening to these words, Cruel Sword's coarse eyebrows furrowed. He clearly felt dissatisfied about Shi Feng's demands.
"Boss Cruel Sword, Ye Feng is truly powerful. Without Shi Feng, the Snow Goddess, Gentle Snow, might not have even obtained the First Clear of the Dark Moon Graveyard," Stabbing Heart hurriedly said.
"Gentle Snow, is it?" Cruel Sword's resolve slightly wavered after hearing this name.
Just half an hour ago, Gentle Snow had shocked all players throughout the entire White River City region, Cruel Blade included.
Gentle Snow had taken down the First Clear of four Level 10 Party Dungeons and two Level 10 small-scale Team Dungeons. Moreover, it wasn't the First Clear of Hard Mode, but the First Clear of Hell Mode.
Simultaneously, her achievements signified the gap between her and the other Guilds growing even larger.
Moreover, Cruel Sword received information that Gentle Snow had already begun raiding the Hell Mode of a 20-man Team Dungeon. If Gentle Snow really succeeded...
She would no longer occupy the same playing field as the other Guilds within the White River City region."It seems that Ye Feng indeed has some capabilities. Since that is the case, agree to his demands." Cruel Sword was very curious about Shi Feng now. He wondered if Shi Feng was truly as strong as Stabbing Heart described him.
In truth, Cruel Sword did not want any outsiders participating in the Guild's expedition. However, the Assassin's Alliance's position in White River City was becoming more insignificant as time passed.Ignoring the first-rate Guild, Ouroboros, even the third-rate Guild, Dark Star, would soon surpass them. The severity of this matter further increased due to the sudden appearance of that Lone Tyrant, who occupied the first position on the Ranking List. Dark Star then continued to successfully raid the Hard Mode of two small-scale Team Dungeons, greatly increasing their fame and surpassing the other Guilds.
On the other hand, aside from obtaining the First Clear of several Normal Mode Dungeons, the Assassin's Alliance had yet to even obtain the First Clear of a single Hard Mode Dungeon. Hence, Cruel Sword had personally organized an elite team to raid the Beastman Munition Factory. He intended to take this chance to obtain the First Clear of a Hard Mode Dungeon, increasing the Guild's influence in White River City and ending the gossip of Assassin's Alliance's inferiority to Dark Star.Hearing Cruel Sword's command, Stabbing Heart immediately contacted Shi Feng, excited."Brother Ye Feng, our Guild Leader has agreed to your demands. I wonder if you can come here immediately?" Stabbing Heart asked.At this moment, Shi Feng still battled the Scorching Lamia, so how could he possibly leave now? Making a rough estimate, he said, "I still have some matters to attend to right now. I'll need around two hours before I can hurry over."
"Alright, then let's meet up at the entrance of the Beastman Munition Factory in two hours." Although Stabbing Heart wanted Shi Feng to arrive as soon as possible, Stabbing Heart did not dare insist on the matter since Shi Feng had his own matters to attend. After all, it was already stunning that Shi Feng would willingly help them out.
"Alright. I'll be there in two hours." Shi Feng disconnected the call, resuming his barrage of attacks on Cela. Just after the Scorching Lamia's HP fell below 20%, a change suddenly overcame her previously beautiful appearance. Crimson-red sacred runes suddenly appeared on her jade-white skin, releasing a frightening magic power. Moreover, her red gemstone-like eyes released a brilliant white light.
Immediately, the Flame God's Cave trembled. Cracks appeared on the ground, and very quickly, these cracks widened into large fissures that spewed molten magma. The lava formed a river as it moved and spread throughout the ground.
This was the Scorching Lamia's strongest skill.
Queen's Rage!Fortunately, Shi Feng had long since lured Cela to this location. Otherwise, the lava that spewed from the ground would not be limited to a single river;it would form a great ocean that could instantly turn tens of thousands of players into ashes, becoming fertilizer for this great piece of land.
Immediately, Shi Feng activated Gravity Liberation. He jumped up into the air, and like a cannonball, he shot forth towards a rock wall some ten meters away, successfully avoiding the incoming surge of lava.
Approximately half a minute passed before the lava fully receded. However, the land was still dyed a crimson-red, releasing piping-hot steam into the air and the surrounding environment. If an average player set foot on this land, they would lose at least 500 HP every second in the best case scenario.
However, Shi Feng was different. He had 123 points in Fire Resistance, so he could completely ignore the ground's high temperature. After he landed, he immediately resumed his attacks on the Scorching Lamia.It was extremely exhausting for Cela to cast Queen's Rage. So, after using the skill, she would enter a period of weakness. During this period, she would not have any Attack Power remaining, and it was the best time for Shi Feng to kill her.
If Shi Feng waited for the land to recover its normal state, the Scorching Lamia would have also recovered from her weakened state. In addition, her HP would also recover to 30% or above.The Scorching Lamia in a weakened state stood no chance against Shi Feng.The Blazing Meteor caused over -1,500 damage to Cela with every strike, with the occasional critical hit causing over -3,000 damage.18%... 16%... 14%... 12%...
By the time the Scorching Lamia had broken away from her weakened state, she only had 10% of her HP remaining.
In the end, the Scorching Lamia entered a berserk state, and her damage increased by several folds. However, with Shi Feng's Frost Grenades controlling her movements from beginning to end, Cela could not display her frightening might in melee combat at all.After another ten minutes or so, the Scorching Lamia released a blood-curdling scream as her body fell to the ground.Instantly, Shi Feng's level increased by one, reaching 17% of Level 16. The bountiful EXP even shocked Shi Feng.
Shi Feng then heard the sound of an explosion, and a large amount of Flame Crystals, equipment, and items appeared in place of the Scorching Lamia's body.
Chapter 208 - Beastman Munition Factory
"It really is great to have the Shadow's Blessing." Shi Feng's eyes slightly twitched as he looked at the shining loot scattered across the ground. It was the first time he truly felt fortunate about the 3 points of Luck. "It seems that I should get more equipment that increases the Luck Attribute in the future. I can use it specifically when killing Bosses."
If he obtained jackpots similar to the Scorching Lamia's as well, accumulating wealth would be a very simple task.
In God's Domain, the term 'jackpot' only applied to Boss monsters, since Bosses would give out more loot than usual. Normally, the number of items dropped was double or triple the usual amount, and players looked forward to such situations the most.
Unfortunately, aside from obtaining the First Clear of a Dungeon, the chances of a Boss dropping a jackpot were abysmally low.
Depending on a player's Luck Attribute, the chances of obtaining a jackpot would also increase. However, Shi Feng did not know the exact value each point of Luck provided. He only knew that the higher the Luck, the greater were the chances of obtaining a jackpot.
If Shi Feng's Luck increased to 10 points, he might obtain another jackpot if he killed a High Lord ranked Boss in the future. To players, nothing was more exciting than obtaining even more high-level equipment and items.As this was the Flame God's Cave, the Scorching Lamia's jackpot was extremely valuable. It was much more beneficial than killing two to three High Lord ranked Bosses.
"This is ridiculous! Just a single Scorching Lamia dropped close to half of my previous harvest of Flame Crystals!" Shi Feng was immediately shocked after he collected and arranged all the loot.
Previously, he had only obtained a total of 223 Flame Crystals from killing many Level 25 Common, Elite, and Special Elite monsters. Yet, the Scorching Lamia gave him 102 Crystals. If converted to Gold Coins, that amount would be worth 15 Gold, 30 Silvers. Moreover, this was only the price of the Flame Crystals.Compared to the Flame Crystals, the equipment and Forging Designs dropped were much more valuable.
"Aren't these the Flame Boots?" Shi Feng noticed a flame-red colored, delicate pair of boots. There were three gorgeous Flame Crystals embedded into each side, giving the boots a dazzling appearance.
[Flame Boots] (Plate Boots, Dark-Gold Rank)
Strength +21, Agility +30, Endurance +15
Movement Speed +8
Fire Resistance +5
Flame Rush: Increases Movement Speed by 100% for 10 seconds.
Cooldown: 2 minutes
Just the value of this piece of equipment exceeded 20 Gold. In addition, Cela also dropped a Dark-Gold ranked shield.
[Light of Day] (Shield, Dark-Gold Rank)
Equipment Requirement: Strength 130
Block Rate: 41%
Defend skill level +2
Strength +34, Agility +10, Endurance +32
Maximum HP +15%
Additional Passive Skill-
Guardian Heart: Reduces incoming damage from the front by 20%. In addition, all damage received reduced by 10%.
Not to mention a shield, equipment meant for MTs was usually abnormally expensive. Moreover, the Attributes of this shield were extremely beneficial. If sold, its minimum price would be at least 40 Gold.
Aside from those two Dark-Gold ranked items, there were seven Secret-Silver ranked items. Three of them were Level 25 mage equipment, two were Level 25 healer equipment, one was Level 25 leather armor, and the last was a Level 25 two-handed axe. Every piece could sell for at least 3 Gold Coins.
Meanwhile, the most precious of them all was the Raging Flames Armor Forging Design.
This was also Shi Feng's first time seeing this item.
Shi Feng was immediately stunned when he read the introduction of this Forging Design.The Raging Flames Armor was a Level 25 Secret-Silver ranked plate armor. Although its base Attributes were ordinary, it was a very valuable item. It specifically catered to MTs when dealing with fire-type monsters. One could say that the Raging Flames Armor was the best Level 25 Secret-Silver ranked breastplate.
If utilized properly, the value of this Forging Design could exceed a hundred Gold. However, Flame Crystals were necessary to craft the Raging Flames Armor. In addition, it also needed a rare Secret-Silver ranked ore, resulting in a high manufacturing cost. However, it would be greatly desired once forged. In particular, when it was used in the Level 25 large-scale Team Dungeon, Flame's Nest, it would be frighteningly effective.
The Raging Flames breastplate gave eight points of Fire Resistance and reduced the user's flame damage received by 20%. No other Secret-Silver equipment could compare to this effect.
Aside from the equipment, there was also a flame-red-colored skill book. The words 'Flame Burst' decorated the cover. This was the same skill the Scorching Lamia had used on Shi Feng.Shi Feng had personally witnessed this attack and knew full well the frightening might of that skill. Yet, such a skill was unexpectedly a Universal Skill that any class could learn.Without hesitation, Shi Feng chose to learn the skill. He then called out the skill interface.
Level 1 (Requires 100,000 EXP to raise upgrade to Level 2)
Channeling time: 2 seconds
Gathers the power of flames to a single point and causes 300% damage to the target.
Attack Count: 4 times
Cooldown: 5 minutes
Compared to other skills that required Skill Proficiency to level up, Flame Burst belonged to the Special Skills category. Instead of Skill Proficiency, it required EXP to level up.
Shi Feng greatly admired Cela's Flame Burst. If he could possess a similar might to the Scorching Lamia when he used the Flame Burst, he needed only a single move to instant-kill a player of the same level. Just the thought of achieving such a feat invigorated him.
However, the skill level was too low right now. It could not achieve such an effect an all.Since his level was relatively high right now and his leveling speed was also very fast, Shi Feng did not feel much heartache towards such a small amount of EXP. Hence, he immediately supplied 100,000 EXP to the skill, upgrading it up to Level 2.
The Flame Burst's damage increased to 350%, while the Attack Count remained unchanged. There was also no change to its Cooldown. This time, 300,000 EXP was needed to upgrade the skill to Level 3. However, Shi Feng chose to upgrade it without hesitation. He needed several million EXP just to level up now, so 300,000 was not a significant amount.
Instantly, Shi Feng fell back down to Level 15. The damage of the Level 3 Flame Burst increased to 380%, while its Attack Count increased to 5 times, and Cooldown decreased to 4 minutes 30 seconds. This was a more noticeable improvement. Meanwhile, it now required 800,000 EXP to upgrade to Level 4. Yet, Shi Feng still chose to upgrade it. The damage of the skill increased to 400%, Attack Count remained at 5 times, and Cooldown decreased to 4 minutes. The skill needed 2,000,000 EXP to upgrade to Level 5 this time.
Shi Feng similarly upgraded it to Level 5 without hesitation. The damage of Flame Burst increased to 420%, Attack Count increased to 6 times, and Cooldown decreased to 3 minutes 30 seconds. As a result of such a huge increase, however, Shi Feng had fallen to Level 14. If he wanted to upgrade the skill to Level 6, he needed to supply 4,000,000 EXP. Even if he dropped back down to Level 0, he could not raise Flame Burst to Level 6.
It seems that I can only wait until after Level 20 before upgrading the Flame Burst again. Shi Feng felt it was unfortunate. However, a Level 5 Flame Burst was sufficiently amazing already. It was certainly a very useful trump card.
Shi Feng had spent quite a sum of money on his trip to the Flame God's Cave this time. Not to mention using more than two stacks of Basic Frost Grenades, he also used the Flaming Sun Scripture. However, with such an astonishing harvest, the losses he incurred were negligible.There's still some time left. I'll get some rest before heading to the Beastman Munition Factory. Shi Feng called out the system clock, discovering that he still had some time before the appointed time. Seizing this chance, he could get some repairs done to his equipment and store his loot into the Bank. He would return to the Flame God's Cave again in the future when he had the time.The Boss of the Flame God's Cave had a respawn time of two days. In other words, Shi Feng would return to the Flame God's Cave to kill its Boss once every two days. Not only could he level up quickly by doing so, but he could also obtain plenty of high-level equipment. This place was sacred ground for players. It was no wonder the Ranger, who was the first person to discover this place, made a huge earning.
Outside of the Beastman Munition Factory, Cruel Blade and the others had already gathered at the Dungeon's entrance. They currently discussed their strategy to raid the Dungeon.
During the time they spent waiting for Shi Feng, they challenged the Dungeon twice more. However, the end result was still the same. Obtaining the First Clear of a Hard Mode Team Dungeon was much more difficult than they had imagined.
Although they had managed to clear the Hard Mode of a 10-man Team Dungeon, some other Guild was already a step ahead of them by the time they cleared it. Right now, only the First Clears of 20-man Hard Mode Team Dungeons were available. However, the Hard Mode of a 20-man Team Dungeon was obviously more difficult compared to a 10-man Team Dungeon.
No matter how much thought they put into it, they could not come up with any methods to clear the Dungeon. They could only wait for Shi Feng's arrival at the Dungeon's entrance. This was also a good chance for the team to get some rest.Although Stabbing Heart had continuously recommended Shi Feng, Cruel Blade did not place much hope in him.
After all, the Assassin's Alliance was an apex second-rate Guild. Experts were a dime a dozen within the Guild. Meanwhile, they had gathered 20 experts to raid the Beastman Munition Factory, but they still died under the first Boss' feet. What difference would an additional, independent player with good techniques make?
"Guild Leader, someone's coming," one of the Guild's scouting Assassins suddenly spoke in the team chat.