Ancient City of the Shifter Emperor, Herbal Store.
After he had returned to the Ancient City, Jiang Feng did not go and find Ling Feiyu. Instead, he headed toward the Herbal Store.
Ling Feiyu was someone very cold, but she was still someone trustworthy as she was willing to help him.
Because of that, she trusted Ling Feiyu and saved her at the end of it all.
Although his identity had already been exposed to Ling Feiyu, he was fine with it either way. His identity would be exposed eventually. He would simply have to deal with some problems earlier.
Even if Ling Feiyu was a scoundrel and announced his identity, what then?
Make his real-life enemies look for him?
That would not make sense. Jiang Feng was such a common name, and they would never find him as he was from the slums.
Even if they wanted to find him, it would take at least a year or two.
Even if the police had obtained a lot of a criminals personal information, they still needed quite a long time to capture the escaping criminal.
Not to mention, they only had a name!
Since he had chosen to believe in Ling Feiyu, then he would not be afraid that his identity would be exposed.
What kind of equipment is the Saintly Artifact, the Earth book? For it to be able to hide the players memories within a short time Is it something like the movie "Battle of Memories? That it could steal others memories? I need to get it if I have the chance. He thought to himself as he suddenly remembered Zhenyuanzis Saintly Artifact, the Earth Book. It made him recall a movie that had a famous actor casted in it.
He shook his head so he would stop thinking about these things.
Once he had arrived at the Herbal Store, he then saw Uncle Hua organizing the medicine drawers.
Hua Yan was covered in a layer of cloth and placed on a rattan chair.
"Uncle Hua," He came next to Uncle Hua after he entered the Herbal Store.
"Xiao Feng, you came back so soon?" Uncle Hua asked curiously, then he looked at Jiang Feng after he had entered.
Jiang Feng did not say anything but took out the three Ginseng Fruits from his spatial bracelet, and handed them to Uncle Hua. He still had two on him.
After the Ginseng Fruits had been taken out, they bared their fangs and pounced toward his palm.
Seeing what was happening, he quickly took out a Medicinal Furnace and threw the three restless Ginseng Fruits into it.
"They are indeed Ginseng Fruits, thank you. With these three fruits, perhaps I can discover a type of pill that could remove the Infernal Miasma," Uncle Hua held the giant Medicinal Furnace in his hand and said excitedly.
Ding. System Prompt: Congratulations on completing the "Retrieve 3 Ginseng Fruits" quest. You have received 500,000 experience points.
Ding. System Prompt: Congratulations on reaching Level 42. You have received 3 free attribute points.
"Xiao Feng, I can sense the hate growing within you. Your eyes have become even redder. You have to be careful and stop killing for now, or else you would lose your mind," Uncle Hua said to Jiang Feng earnestly just as he was about to leave.
Even without Uncle Hua telling him, he knew. During the event at Wuzhuang Taoist Temple, the old him would not have become so furious when he was under the Ginseng Fruit Tree.
After all, he was a Shifter. Was he just when he had slain so many during the siege?
The Ginseng Fruit Trees existence was indeed quite evil as it had slaughtered countless people.
However, were his hands cleared of the blood of NPCs and players?
For their own profit, the Gods had killed the players from the Divine and Infernal factions.
For his own profit, he had been killing monsters from the same race as him and other players.
At the heart of it all, they were not so different.
The only reason he became so angry was because of the tears of the twelve babies. His mind had been controlled by his rage.
The moment he thought of that, he trembled and began to admire the designers of this game.
As people become enraged back in reality, they would lose their minds as well. Some of them would accidentally kill the ones they love in a rage. Some of them could not find release from their rage and chose to give up on themselves. And some of the people, when enraged, chose to do something that even they would never understand.
It can be said that even in-game if one had become too angry, one would lose their minds too.
"Yes, I will control my emotions." Jiang Feng nodded. He then turned and walked out of the Herbal Store.
Just as he had turned, he then saw Ling Feiyu standing right outside the Herbal Store. She looked at him impassively.
"Looking for me?" Jiang Feng asked Ling Feiyu curiously.
"Buying medicine," She said. She then continued, "And looking for you too!"
When Uncle Hua heard that Ling Feiyu wanted to buy medicine, he smiled and said, "Miss, the shop is not opened yet. We dont have any medicine to sell."
When she heard what he said, Ling Feiyu then scanned Uncle Hua. After she saw Uncle Huas stats, she was surprised.
She did not expect the Ancient City that had just been recently rebuilt to have a Divine-Rank Pharmacist operating the Herbal Store. It felt rather surreal.
"Is there something you want?"
Jiang Feng looked at the surprised Ling Feiyu with a smile.
"Are there any houses on sale in the Ancient City? I would like to buy one," Ling Feiyu said.
"There are. Which area are you looking at?"
Why was he expanding the city? To sell properties, of course! There was a buyer even before the city was opened, so naturally, he would not say no to his first business.
"I want one house at Shuiyun Waterfall. How much is it?" Ling Feiyu asked.
Jiang Feng opened the map for the distribution of houses for the Ancient City.
The Shuiyun Waterfall was to the East of the Ancient City. There was a waterfall that flowed from a mountain peak from behind the Ancient City. It also had overwater pagodas and whatnot, but it only had three residences. It was the most scenic location in the Ancient City.
"3,000,000!" Jiang Feng gave her a price after he had taken a look.
The price was quite reasonable. Not only was it scenic, but it was also huge. Craft-Profession skills that had to do with planting would receive special benefits. If she had learned a craft-profession skill, she could plant some herbs, hemp plants, and rear fishes.
If her craft-profession skill was high enough, she could probably earn back her capital in a year. Even if she was not planning to plant anything, she could still make a profit by renting it out.
Ling Feiyu was very direct as well. She quickly opened up her trading panel and placed the money in it.
Jiang Feng did not say much. He took out the deed for the house on the trading panel and traded with Ling Feiyu.
"Are you interested in leveling up?" Ling Feiyu asked after she had finished trading.
Now that he had nothing urgent to do, he agreed to it.
There were many monster territories behind the Ancient City. Those boss monsters were not his to command. He could use this chance to recruit them and have them watch after the mountains.
Due to the strength of those bosses, it would be easier if he had the assistance of the games best healer.
Not only that, he could see what kind of a person Ling Feiyu was. If possible, he might have to ask her to help him do something that only players could.
After dealing with Shifters for so long, there was finally someone that could listen to what he had to say. Also, leveling up with a beauty that was similar to him in terms of personality could reduce some of his stress levels, suppressing the negative effects of Berserk and Slaughter.
After leaving the Herbal Store, he opened the Ancient Citys management panel and spent all the money he had just earned from selling the house to repair the city walls and build other shops. In just a few moments, he had spent all of the money.
Ling Feiyu looked at what just happened and then asked Jiang Feng curiously, "You needed money?"
"Yeah. Though Im the first group of players, Im not as rich as most of you. Rebuilding the Ancient City requires millions, and I have to earn every dime," Jiang Feng said.
"Then why didnt you look for some merchants to help you? I saw many merchants wanting to find a way to find the location of the Ancient City of the Shifters. If you were to contact them, wouldnt you easily get the money that way? Ling Feiyu asked.
Jiang Feng could only respond weakly, "How do I contact them? Im now a Shifter, a public enemy, an NPC. If I contact them, wouldnt I expose myself? I have to fully repair the Ancient City first."
Ling Feiyu nodded without saying anything.
They then reached the mountains behind the Ancient City and looked for a monster territory with level 50 monsters to level up.
In order to quicken his effort in recruiting the bosses, he called out Yanhu, Heifeng, and the rest of his followers and had them gather the bosses.
The moment Heifeng appeared, he flapped his wings as he licked on a chicken bone. He then gave Ling Feiyu a look before giving Jiang Feng a weird smile and said, "Hey, boss! Not bad! You dont even mind such an ugly gal?"
"What the hell? What sense of aesthetics is this?" Jiang Feng gave Heifeng a kick on his buttocks.
"My my My sense of aesthetics? Let me tell you, any random one that I get from the mountain is prettier than she is!" Heifeng curled his lips.
"Fine, go and find one for me then!" Jiang Feng rolled his eyes.
"Alright, just you wait, boss! Ill bring one back! But dont you steal her from me, or Im going to become desperate!" Heifeng said and flew right into the mountain peaks.
In a short while, Heifeng dragged Yanhu back. He was supposed to be looking for bosses. He pointed at Yanhu and said to Jiang Feng, "See, boss! This one is pretty! Yanhu and I are in love!"
Yanhus lips twitched and he smacked Heifeng angrily, "So you dragged me back here so that you can show off? Heifeng, you weirdo, let me tell you something If you dare to make a move on me Also, stop brushing up against my butt, sparks are coming out, damn it!"
With that, Yanhu went back into the mountains. When he saw that, Heifeng quickly chased after him.
"Brother Yan, I was kidding! Wait for me"
Jiang Feng was stunned as he stood his ground, with his lips twitching visibly. When I revived Heifeng last time, was the tiger I fused with him male or female?"
"What did they say?" Ling Feiyu saw Jiang Feng having a chat with Heifeng and Yanhu, but she did not understand a word of it.
Jiang Feng smiled bitterly as he shook his head, and headed to the top as he rode on the Monster Cloud.