Reincarnation Of The Strongest Sword God - Chapter 425
Chapter 425 - Jack of All Trades
After the Dark-Gold Treasure Chest unlocked, Shi Feng immediately tried to open it .
The instant Shi Feng touched the treasure chest, however, a sudden sense of danger flooded his mind . He felt as if some poisonous snake stared at him, his body trembling involuntarily .
“Guild Leader, what’s wrong?” Fire Dance, who stood to one side, asked curiously when she saw Shi Feng freeze .
Shi Feng did not answer Fire Dance’s question immediately . Instead, he frowned at the golden treasure chest in front of him, before examining his surroundings .
Suddenly, he discovered that the terrain here was somewhat unique .
The ground 30 yards around the Dark-Gold Treasure Chest was slightly indented . Although the ground around the treasure chest was 15 centimeters lower, the difference was indistinguishable due to the large area and the dim lighting in the cave .
To Shi Feng, whose five senses were extremely acute, he could even discover traces of spiderwebs .
While adventuring in the fields of God’s Domain, one would frequently stumble across traps . These traps were very powerful, and in the past, many players had given their lives to these traps . High-tiered players were no exception . In the past, while Shi Feng was a Tier 3 Sword King, he had fallen into a trap, losing his life . Hence, no one could afford to be careless while adventuring in the wild .
With the strange terrain before him, how could Shi Feng not grow suspicious?
“Fire Dance, stay 40 yards away from this place . ” Although Shi Feng did not know what was special about the area, he would not give up this Dark-Gold Treasure Chest .
Even the most inferior quality item in a Dark-Gold Treasure Chest was Dark-Gold rank . There was even a small chance to obtain an Epic item .
“Mhm . ” Although Fire Dance had no idea what was happening, she listened to Shi Feng’s command and distanced herself over 40 yards from the treasure chest .
As a safety precaution, Shi Feng unsheathed the Abyssal Blade from his waist .
A doppelganger suddenly appeared beside Shi Feng . For 40 seconds, Shi Feng could swap positions with his doppelganger instantly .
Shi Feng had his doppelganger move 40 yards away from the treasure chest as well .
“Alright, everything seems in place . ”
After Shi Feng prepared for the potential trap, he slowly opened the Dark-Gold Treasure Chest .
The instant he opened it, a blinding light escaped from the treasure chest, illuminating the cave . After the light dispersed, Shi Feng was stunned when he saw the contents of the treasure chest .
A lone dark-blue crystal pendant sat inside the chest .
Previously, Shi Feng had gained multiple items from the Dark-Gold Treasure Chest he had opened in the God’s Grave . Among those items, the most valuable was the Forging Manual for the Dragonscale Set Equipment . Now, however, there was a single pendant inside this Dark-Gold Treasure Chest .
“I wonder what’s so special about this pendant . ” Although Shi Feng was slightly disappointed, pendants were extremely rare in God’s Domain . Dark-Gold ranked pendants were more scarce . Although it could not compete with the value of the Dragonscale Set Equipment Forging Manual, it was still a considerable harvest .
The moment Shi Feng picked up the pendant, a light-blue magic barrier appeared 30 yards around the treasure chest, trapping Shi Feng within .
“A trap that imprisons people?” Shi Feng carefully observed his surroundings, noticing that the light-blue barrier had sealed him in in completely .
Fire Dance immediately grew anxious . Dashing up to the barrier, she used Instant Kill, a Tier 1 Assassination Skill . The skill allowed her to attack her enemy with astonishing speed while inflicting massive amounts of damage . It was one of the fastest and most powerful skills among the Tier 1 skills of Assassins .
However, when Fire Dance’s swift and violent attack struck the light-blue barrier, her attack was ineffective . The collision did not even generate a small spark .
After Fire Dance attacked the barrier, the earth began to tremble .
An Earthen Guard suddenly clawed its way out of the ground within the barrier . Similar to the Flame Guards, the Earthen Guard was a Lord ranked monster .
[Earthen Guard] (Lord Rank)
Compared to the Flame Guards, however, the Earthen Guard’s Attack Power and Defense were far stronger . Although the Earthen Guard was inferior to the Flame Guards against a group of players, against a solo or a handful of players, it was significantly more devastating than the Flame Guards .
“So it’s a twofold killing-type trap . ” Shi Feng suddenly understood his situation .
If any other player were trapped in this place, the Earthen Guard might annihilate them . Fortunately, Shi Feng was no ordinary player .
When the Earthen Guard swung its iron fist down on Shi Feng, the air felt as if it had been blasted apart . Not daring to tarry a second longer, Shi Feng immediately swapped places with his doppelganger .
In the blink of an eye, Shi Feng’s doppelganger arrived inside the barrier and sent a Chop at the Earthen Guard’s fist . Meanwhile, Shi Feng had arrived outside the barrier, standing safely where his doppelganger had been .
However, the difference of difference of strength between the doppelganger and the Earthen Guard was massive . Not only did the Earthen Guard toss the doppelganger, smashing it into the barrier, but it also dealt a damage of over -1,200 points;the doppelganger lost close to one-third of its HP after a single hit . If it had not attacked with its sword, its HP would have fallen to critical levels . The Earthen Guard’s second punch would have then finished it .
Against the Earthen Guard, even Shi Feng would last a few hits at best .
“Let’s go,” Shi Feng said to Fire Dance, who stood by his side . He could not be bothered to manipulate his doppelganger .
“What about the Earthen Guard?” Fire Dance asked worriedly as she watched the Lord inside the Barrier .
Fire Dance knew about Shi Feng’s Phantom Kill skill . Although Shi Feng’s doppelganger only had 70% of his Attributes, it could still overshadow anyone else in the Guild . Yet, Shi Feng’s doppelganger had barely survived a punch from the Earthen Guard . Its frightening Strength definitely surpassed the Flame Guards by severalfold .
If such a powerful Lord ranked monster attacked the team, Cola and the others stood no chance against it .
“Relax . It can’t get out of there . ” Shi Feng understood Fire Dance’s concern . Smiling faintly, he said, “The Earthen Guard should be the barrier’s core . If one wishes to break the barrier, they would first need to kill the Earthen Guard . If the Earthen Guard doesn’t die, the barrier will remain in place . Hence, even if the Earthen Guard were more powerful, it would never escape . ”
With Shi Feng’s assurance, Fire Dance relaxed . Unable to help her curiosity, she then asked, “Guild then asked, “Guild Leader, what did you get from the Dark-Gold Treasure Chest? Not only was it locked, but it was also trapped . The item should be quite valuable, right?”
“Right, I had almost forgotten about it . There was only a single pendant inside the chest . I’m not sure what its quality is, either . However, at the very least, it should be Dark-Gold rank . We will have truly lucked out if it is an Epic item . ” Shi Feng then took the deep-blue crystal pendant from his bag . As it was Unknown, it could neither be identified nor equipped .
“What a high-end item,” Shi Feng laughed as he shook his head .
He then activated Omniscient Eyes and began his appraisal . Compared to other advanced identification skills, Omniscient Eyes was a jack of all trades . It could ascertain, perceive, and appraise . It was very convenient .
During the later stages of God’s Domain, most items players found would be Unknown, and such items needed to be appraised before use . As a result, players had another thing they had to spend money on—appraisal fees .
The more valuable an item was, the higher its appraisal fee would be .
As a result, many players had chosen to take on Appraiser as a subclass . That way, they could earn an impressive income . Only, it was not easy to raise an Appraiser’s Proficiency . Hence, if one wished to have an advanced item appraised, they needed to look for NPC Appraisers .
If a player managed to learn Omniscient Eyes, they could simply set up their own shop and work full-time as an Appraiser . Their fees alone could grant them a life of luxury .