Reincarnation Of The Strongest Sword God - Chapter 84-85
Chapter 84 - Horizon Alliance
Seeing as Shi Feng was about to leave...
The members from Ouroboros were stupefied. There was actually a man who would treat Gentle Snow in such a way. He even discarded the chance to work with Ouroboros without hesitation.Zhao Yueru panicked, her words caught in her mouth. She almost wanted to hold back Shi Feng and mediate between them. Even the wise Gentle Snow had yet to speak. If Zhao Yueru took action herself, her standing out might cause the situation to worsen. So, without a better choice, she just pulled on Gentle Snow's arm, secretly reminding her.
However, what Zhao Yueru did not know was that Gentle Snow was similarly stupefied.
She did not imagine that Shi Feng's goal from the start was not to join Ouroboros but to cooperate with them on equal standing. However, did Shi Feng have the qualifications to do so?
Ouroboros was not as simple as it looked. It was a colossus in the virtual gaming world. The resources in its possession were not something an average player could imagine. To be able to cooperate with Ouroboros with equal statuses, at the very least, they needed to be a first-rate Guild equally.On the other hand, the man before Gentle Snow wanted to cooperate with Ouroboros on equal standings as if it were a matter of course.
For him to be so confident, did this man truly have some sort of hidden power standing behind him?
This was also not an impossibility. Being able to carry out this series of matters, in addition to obtaining such a set of equipment, was not something a person could do within such a short period. Black Flame definitely possessed the support of a great power. That's the only way he would be capable of causing the vicious competition that was happening right now. According to their Guild's statistics, the income Black Flame obtained from selling the Forging Designs exceeded 60 Gold Coins. Meanwhile, the fluid funds of a first-rate Guild right now did not exceed even 3 Gold Coins. If this money were utilized properly, it would allow a first-rate Guild to surpass the other first-rate Guilds instantly. Becoming a Super-Guild would not be a problem.
Suddenly, Gentle Snow felt chills crawl down her spine. As the Vice Leader of Ouroboros, she actually failed to notice such a great hidden power.
However, for a power to be unknown to her, one could just imagine how deep this power hid. Fortunately, she was able to discover it now. Whether they were a friend or a foe remained unknown."Please wait." Gentle Snow urged Shi Feng to stay, saying, "You, too, should know that our Ouroboros is a first-rate Guild. There are not many powers out there who possess the qualifications to work with us. If you can prove that you have the ability and capital and that your proposal would bring Ouroboros great benefits, then we can come to an agreement." "Humph! Ouroboros sure does have a very big tone. You should know that the first-rate Guilds that I can choose to cooperate with aren't just limited to you." Shi Feng turned around and looked at Gentle Snow, acting as if he did not place Ouroboros in his eyes at all. Afterward, he took out one of the Level 10 Mysterious-Iron Equipment Forging Designs that he bought from Blackbeard, waving it in front of Gentle Snow's face. He then said with a sneer, "I wonder what thoughts you will have after seeing this? Do you think I have enough qualifications?"
"How could it be?!" Gentle Snow could not believe what her eyes were seeing. Her heart was filled with extreme shock, "How did you obtain a Level 10 Mysterious-Iron Forging Design?"
Right now, even the Level 3 Glimmer Chestplate Forging Design was being fought over insanely. The value of the Forging Design in Shi Feng's hands right now simply could not be imagined.
To the Elites of a Guild, the Level 3 Glimmer Chestplate Forging Design was not particularly useful. The main purpose of a Guild obtaining it was just to earn money and nurture their own Forgers, increasing the advantage that their Guild possessed over others. However, when compared to the Forging Design that Shi Feng was currently holding, the Glimmer Chestplate Forging Design was not even worth being mentioned.
Lead by one step, then lead to every other step. This was the natural law of the virtual gaming world. Every Guild knew of this law.
"Trade secret. Don't think too much about it." Shi Feng kept the Forging Design, "If there aren't any other matters, then I'll be leaving."
It was absolutely impossible for Gentle Snow to allow the person in front of her, who possesses a Level 10 Mysterious-Iron Equipment Forging Design, to leave. Moreover, to allow him to cooperate with another first-rate Guild. If she were to allow the other first-rate Guilds to obtain him and mass-produce these pieces of equipment, equipping every Elite member with it, then the competition for the Kingdom's Capital would no longer be necessary.
"Alright, I agree. State how we should cooperate then." Gentle Snow grit her teeth, yielding to Shi Feng in the end.
"Hehe, but I don't wish to cooperate with you anymore." Shi Feng said in a deep tone.
"You?!" Gentle Snow's expression suddenly turned cold. However, very quickly, she calmed back down. She no longer had her high and aloof attitude, her face revealing a calm smile as she said, "I apologize for my previous poor manners. I wonder if you can reconsider? Our Ouroboros is willing to pay double the price of the other Guilds."Shi Feng nodded his head, saying with a smile, "Alright then, seeing as you are so sincere."
After this scene, everyone else thought that they had heard wrong. The incomparably proud Snow Goddess actually surrendered. Moreover, she even apologized for her previous behavior. How terrifying was this Black Flame?
Currently, Zhao Yueru's eyes were shining as they looked at Black Flame with admiration. She knew full well how proud and intelligent Gentle Snow was. Since meeting her, Zhao Yueru had never seen a person who could make Gentle Snow apologize.
"I wonder how you wish to cooperate?" Gentle Snow sent a glare towards the snickering Zhao Yueru behind her, then looked back at Shi Feng and asked."It's very simple. I am planning to establish a loose Lifestyle organization called Horizon Alliance and recruit all sorts of Lifestyle players. You just need to help me advertise it and spread its influence, and I'll give your Guild a discounted price. I'll even sell you equipment and tools that are unavailable to the public," Shi Feng unhurriedly said.
"You really want to establish such an organization?" Gentle Snow was slightly shocked. Although she did not think highly of Shi Feng, the terms he stated were very attractive.
Zhao Yueru's eyes widened in shock. She unbelievably looked at Shi Feng, feeling he was too insane.
After everyone else heard Shi Feng, they all thought that Shi Feng simply had too much money to waste. He was actually trying to establish such an organization.
Shi Feng's plan was truly outrageous. It was utterly impossible to unify all the Lifestyle players. The financial resources, physical resources, and manpower required to carry out such a feat were simply too great. Every Guild has been nurturing their own Lifestyle players. Moreover, they only recruited the Elites among them in order to avoid wasting resources. That meant that the leftover Lifestyle players were just mob characters, and there wouldn't be a big effect if all of them gathered together. The resources needed to nurture these Lifestyle players were even more needless. There was not a single Guild out there who was willing to bear such a price.
Of course, if it were to succeed, the profits would be truly unimaginable.
"You don't have to worry about this. When the time comes, I will naturally notify you to help me advertise the organization and spread its influence. In any case, you all don't have anything to lose. Of course, I will give you all some remuneration in advance. Ten Glimmer Chestplate Forging Designs should be enough for your Guild to nurture quite a few Forgers." If Shi Feng were to advertise the organization himself, not to mention how much time it would waste, the effects would not be that great. He would need a lot of time to increase the organization's influence. However, it was a different story if Ouroboros were the ones advertising the organization. They could practically cover the entire Star-Moon Kingdom, greatly shortening the process of gathering influence.
Gentle Snow gave Shi Feng's offer some thought. It was not much work for them to do the advertising. They could also obtain ten Glimmer Chestplate Forging Designs now, allowing them to widen the gap between Ouroboros and the other Guilds. They would also be able to nurture a large batch of Lifestyle players, earning even more Coins. As for the matter of establishing such a Lifestyle Alliance, nurturing Lifestyle players in large batches meant it was a process of constantly spending money. It wouldn't be long before such a plan would collapse. Nurturing Lifestyle players was an extremely tough task. If Shi Feng did not possess the resource and financial support from a large Guild, it would be very hard for him to obtain any achievements.Following which, Gentle Snow signed a contract with Shi Feng, stating that she was willing to help Shi Feng spread his organization's influence throughout the entire Star-Moon Kingdom. After doing so, Shi Feng must repay her with a hundred pieces of Level 10 Mysterious-Iron Equipment. At the same time, Ouroboros will be able to purchase equipment and tools from Shi Feng at the discounted price.Gentle Snow looked rather happy after receiving the ten Glimmer Chestplate Forging Designs. She passed the Forging Designs to an Assassin, letting him take the Forging Designs back to the Guild. Then, she looked towards Shi Feng, inviting him, "I see that the number of Humanoid Monsters is quite high here. Although their levels are slightly higher, it is a good place to level up. Why don't you level up with us? It would be much faster than leveling up by yourself."
Chapter 85 - Birdman
Gentle Snow's invite caused both Zhao Yueru and Xiao Yue'er to pay attention.
Shi Feng's strength must definitely be great. However, they have never specifically seen him in action, so they were extremely curious about his capabilities. They wanted to experience the strength of the rumored Chief Forger of Star-Moon Kingdom.
"Right! Join our party, Big Brother Black Flame! Our party members are all very skilled, so our leveling efficiency will be a lot higher," Xiao Yue'er said from the side.
Zhao Yueru sent a glare towards Xiao Yue'er. The girl actually made the statement before she could.
Xiao Yue'er hid behind Gentle Snow, cutely sticking her little tongue out at Zhao Yueru.
Zhao Yueru stamped her feet in anger, causing her chest to bounce indefinitely. If it were not for Black Flame being present, she would have taught this little girl a lesson right this instant.
Although the beauties were filled with interest in Shi Feng's strength, the remaining two male players had their fighting spirits raised instead. Just what did Shi Feng possess to earn the attention of the three beauties? Suddenly, a heart of competition grew within them. They looked at Shi Feng with a provocative expression, not believing that they were any worse than Shi Feng.Regarding these provocative glances, Shi Feng paid no attention to them. He said in a low tone, "Thank you for your kind intentions, Miss Snow. However, I have a Quest that I need to do here, so I can't level up with everyone."
"A Quest, is it?" Gentle Snow was slightly shocked. This place was a Level 8 monster area, so she was extremely curious about this Quest Shi Feng possessed. However, trying to ask about someone else's secret would be impolite, so she formally said, "Then, we won't disturb you anymore. If you need help, just ask. Although we don't know how much help we could be, we will still try our best to assist you."Shi Feng smiled faintly when he heard Gentle Snow's offer. It was naturally good news that there was someone willing to help him. It would not be an easy task entering the Steel Fortress Barrutia. There would definitely be monsters there, and it would take Shi Feng a long time to deal with them by himself. If there were such a powerful party helping him, then he would be able to save a lot of time.
"That's great! I need to go to a certain place. However, there are a lot of monsters there, so it won't be easy for me to enter by myself. Can you all help me clear the area?" Shi Feng implored.
Originally, Gentle Snow was still thinking of a way to deepen the relationship between them and Shi Feng. Never would she have thought that Shi Feng would actually take the initiative to ask them for help. Gentle Snow quickly said, "Okay, I'll invite you to the party. You lead the way."
Shi Feng accepted the invite, joining Gentle Snow's party.
Under Shi Feng's guidance, the party of players quickly arrived at the core region of Physis Canyon.
"We'll arrive after passing through this forest. However, the number of Birdmen here is very high. They are all living up in the trees and are hard to detect, so you all have to pay attention to the Birdmen descending at any time. If they catch you in their talons, they will carry you high up into the air, then throw you your death," Shi Feng informed as he walked.
"It's just a bunch of Birdmen. What's there to be afraid of? Watch how we'll take care of these Birdmen," the Shield Warrior of the party clapped his chest, speaking in a disdainful tone.
Shi Feng spoke no more, only silently pushed aside the tree leaves that hindered his path.
However, Gentle Snow was not careless. Instead, she commanded, "Everyone, pay attention to the air above. Protect the healer."
"Yes!"The two male players immediately turned serious, not daring to be careless. They tightly guarded Xiao Yue'er's sides. As long as Xiao Yue'er survived, she would be able to revive them after leaving the battle. That way, the EXP and skill proficiency lost would be massively reduced.
As expected, not a moment later, four white-feathered Birdmen descended from the treetops. The sharp talons on both of their feet shot down with shocking speed, like an eagle hunting its prey, catching the male Ranger in an instant. The remaining party members reacted quickly, either using their weapons to block the talons or avoiding them completely."Get rid of them! Yueru, attack the Birdman that caught Little Song! Yue'er, stay in the back!" Gentle Snow shouted orders. She used Whirlwind Slash on two Birdmen;however, the two Birdmen reacted very quickly, avoiding the attack by flying up into the air. Following which, Gentle Snow used Charge, running to save the male Ranger named Little Song.Although the twin daggers in Little Song's hands constantly retaliated, the talons of the Birdman were too hard. No matter what he did, he could not hack away the talons gripping his shoulders. Although he wanted to attack the Birdman directly, his position prevented him from landing a hit on the monster's body. He could only helplessly dangle, slowly rising into the air.
Zhao Yueru used a Flame Explosion on the Level 9 Birdman's wings, causing -53 damage. The flames burned away some of the Birdman's feathers, causing the Birdman to plummet from the sky instantly. Gentle Snow was already waiting down below by the time the Birdman landed. She directed a Cleave at the Birdman's neck, sending the Birdman and its prey flying with the attack and causing -61 damage.
Facing the Level 9 Birdman, Zhao Yueru and Gentle Snow dealing such a high amount of damage despite the level difference of 4 Levels was quite good.The injured Birdman looked pitiful. However, Birdmen had a total of 1,000 HP. Just this amount of damage was nothing to it. It would be better again after rubbing some spit on its wounds.Moreover, it was the first time Gentle Snow and the others dealt with the attack patterns of flying monsters. They did not know any effective attack patterns and battle techniques.Although Gentle Snow's party managed to save the Ranger, they were still at a disadvantage against the four Birdmen hovering in the sky. Aside from Gentle Snow and Zhao Yueru, who managed to deal over 50 damage to the Birdmen, the damages dealt by the Ranger and the Shield Warrior did not exceed 20. However, it was not because they were weak, but because the Birdmen were wearing Leather Armor;their Defense was not low. In addition to the level suppression, the two male players would be unable to deal any significant damage."What is this brat trying to do? He still hasn't helped out after all this time. He is even watching from the side. Is he just a paper tiger!?" the Shield Warrior, unable to stand by idly and watch, ridiculed Shi Feng in a soft tone.However, just as the Shield Warrior finished speaking, Shi Feng took action.With an abrupt leap, Shi Feng jumped past the trees, arriving in the treetops. Now that Shi Feng's Agility had reached 40 points, in addition to activating the Hidden Skill, Flying Steps, he was able to leap around the treetops effortlessly like a martial arts expert. His swords then landed on the Birdmen flying in midair, one after another.
Every slash from Shi Feng's swords caused -160 damage, at least triple the amount of what Gentle Snow and the others dealt.This caused the Shield Warrior and Ranger to shut their mouths immediately.Xiao Yue'er watched Shi Feng leaping around the forest with a face filled with admiration, both her eyes glistening radiantly.
Zhao Yueru, as well, was slightly captivated. Black Flame was definitely not like some person who had dog-shit luck.
Only Gentle Snow remained very calm. However, Shi Feng's way of battle had truly given her some enlightenment. She felt that her previous ways of battling were inflexible, unable to accommodate different situations. However, she was not to blame for this. The previous virtual reality games that were available did not contain such a flexible battle styles. It would not be easy for her to change in such a short period.
A short moment later, four of the hovering Birdmen fell dead. Their bodies fell heavily to the ground, dropping several Copper Coins and some Light Feathers."Let's go." Shi Feng sheathed his pair of swords after landing on the ground. He then walked in the direction of his destination.
"Big Brother Black Flame, don't walk so quickly! Teach me how to battle as well, alright?" Xiao Yue'er excitedly chased after Shi Feng, hugging Shi Feng's arm and shaking it.
"This is a technique for Melee Jobs. You don't need to learn it as a Cleric." Shi Feng did not think that Xiao Yue'er would be so easy-going and unrestrained. She was completely different from the distinguished person she would be several years later.
"You little girl! Just a moment and you're already making trouble! Didn't Big Brother Black Flame already say it? You're not suited for it!" Zhao Yueru pulled Xiao Yue'er away, panting in rage. Unconsciously, the way she referred to Shi Feng had changed as well, suddenly becoming much more intimate.