Chapter 134: Modified Gun
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
As Lin Huang walked back to his room on the 11th floor from the courtyard, everyone shot respectful glances in his direction. What happened earlier was shocking to all as Lin Huang killed Gong Sunying who ranked second on the leaderboard within seconds. Everyone knew although Gong Sunying was a silver-level rank-3, his ability was comparable with a gold-level rank-1. He might be not have been able to fight gold-level rank-2 hunters but not to the point that he would be dead in an instant.
Even Fang Wen who ranked the first on the leaderboard was just slightly stronger than Gong Sunying. It was not possible for Fang Wen to kill him, let alone instantly. It was not Gong Sunying who was weak but Bai was too powerful for him. His ability now was powerful enough to handle all the participants in the training camp. Lin Huang wanted to keep a low profile in the camp as he gathered insider information before running away. If Gong Sunying did not insist on a battle, he would not have revealed his strength, which was only the tip of the iceberg.
When he returned to his room, Xiao Mo came to him in excitement. He saw everything from the balcony, and he was in admiration of Lin Huang. He had always thought that Lin Huang was just slightly more powerful than himself and would never have any significant rank on the leaderboard. Now he knew that Lin Huang was something like the ultimate boss in a video game. Moreover, it was proved that Lin Huang had someone supporting him since Scarface sided with him earlier.
Lin Huang had the ability with a strong background, anyone would have wanted to ride on his coattails. However, as Xiao Mo had low self-esteem issues, he realized that he was no use to Lin Huang anymore. He could explain to Lin Huang about the rules of this training camp but now that he was popular, many people would want to be his apprentice.
Just when he was thinking, he heard Lin Huang was speaking to him.
"Xiao Mo, find a Life Seed monster that you want within these few days and level-up to bronze-level. By then, you should be able to kill monsters on the fourth floor of the training tower. Its okay if it takes longer to accumulate points, you can take the points from me. After your point collections are stable on the fourth floor, even if Im not around anymore, you won't be the few people on the bottom of the leaderboard anymore," Lin Huang said. He thought that such an arrangement with Xiao Mo would not only benefit the skinny boy but also motivate him to do better.
Hong Zhuang said she would come for Lin Huang in three months, that meant Lin Huang would have to leave this place within three months or else he might not be able to escape once he was taken away from Division7. Moreover, he was still not interested in joining the Purple Crows.
"I will do my best," Xiao Mo nodded. He did not think too deeply about what Lin Huang had said. He thought Lin Huang meant he would leave the camp within three months to join the Purple Crows as their reserve member.
Lin Huang pitied Xiao Mo from the beginning, and he saved him as he too needed guidance as well as information about this place. In the process of doing that, Lin Huang found out that Xiao Mo also had a good personality. He was much better than most of the people in the training camp. He did not want to see him die in an execution, therefore he decided to break the rule which allowed him to escape the execution at the expense of his own anonymity.
"I will protect you whenever Im here, but I cant be doing that anymore when I leave. In a nutshell, you'll still have to make yourself stronger," Lin Huang said. He did not want Xiao Mo to get into trouble after he left.
"I understand, I'll definitely become stronger," Xiao Mo nodded hard. "One day I will follow in your footsteps and become a reserve member of the Purple Crow."
Lin Huang did not respond to what Xiao Mo said. He laid on his bed and looked at the two cards that he just obtained.
"Skill Card Name: Mountain Blade"
"Type of Skill: Sword"
"Skill Level: Gold-level"
"Remarks: Suitable for use with heavy weapons. The more powerful the users strength, the more powerful that skill is."
"Card Remarks: Passable"
"This is an exclusive combat skill for heavy weapons. Its suitable for large groups of monsters. The skill is not unique but under certain circumstances, its power could possibly surpass Thunder Sword ," he thought.
Lin Huang squeezed the card immediately so that he could get the new combat skill.
He had 10 monster skills - the maximum he could have already but that did not affect his personal combat skills. Soon, the new combat skill was added to his exclusive card. Then, he looked at the Talent Card that he had just obtained.
"Name: Superhuman Strength (Beginner)"
"Talent Effect: Strength will be multiplied 10 times (Passive)"
"Level-up Effect: With every upgrade, the effect will be multiplied by tenfold"
"Card Remarks: Passable"
Lin Huang was doubtful when he saw the card, and he contacted Xiao Hei in his mind.
"Xiao Hei, whats with this Talent Card? I thought I could only obtain talents from killing Life Seed monsters?" he asked.
"The talent from the Talent Card does not come from a Life Seed. It was inherited by a human or for some other reason which caused one to have the talent when they were born," Xiao Hei explained in response.
"So if I were to use this card to obtain a new talent, does that mean I would have one less opportunity to obtain a Life Seed talent?" he asked again.
"No, the talent from a Talent Card does not clash with talents from Life Seed kills. You can obtain four Life Seed talents in total," Xiao Hei replied.
"Does that mean this Talent Card allows me to obtain a free talent?" Lin Huang raised his eyebrow.
"You can say so."
Without hesitation, Lin Huang squeezed the card, adding it to his exclusive card. He then looked at his exclusive card.
"Host: Lin Huang"
"Combat Strength: Bronze-level rank-3"
"Talent 1: Superhuman Strength"
"Life Seed 1: Sly Hands (Rare)"
"Life Seed 2: Substitute (Normal)"
"Combat Skill 1: Great Sword Scripture (Sword Skill)"
"Combat Skill 2: Thunder Sword (Sword Skill)"
"Combat Skill 3: Mountain Blade (Sword Skill)"
"Combat Skill 4: Spectral Snowsteps (Movement Skill)"
"Combat Skill 5: Cloud Steps (Movement Skill)"
"Monster Skill 1: Blood Spirit"
"Monster Skill 2: Form Changer"
"Monster Skill 3: Super Robust (Intermediate)"
"Monster Skill 4: Supreme Breath (Beginner)"
"Monster Skill 5: Immense Strength"
"Monster Skill 6: Magic Eye Deterrence (Intermediate)"
"Monster Skill 7: Absolute Defence (Beginner)"
"Monster Skill 8: Blood Hunt (Beginner)"
"Monster Skill 9: Boundless Vision (Beginner)"
"Monster Skill 10: Third Eye (Beginner)"
"Summon Authority: Activated"
"Available Number of summons: 3"
Not only did he get an additional talent, skill and managed to upgrade his combat strength, he also had an upgrade in his number of summons available too. It was upgraded from two to three summons. Lin Huang could not help but smirk when he thought about how he could summon Charcoal, Bai, and Tyrant at the same time in the future.
He then looked at the stuff that he took from Gong Sunying. As he could not retrieve the items from Gong Sunyings storage space, he still managed to find a couple of gold-level equipment from his body. Among them were heavy and light armor, an explorer class armor and a blade. There were all in the form of rings which Lin Huang could not activate with his current Life Power. He kept them in his storage space after admiring them.
The next morning, Lin Huang walked to the redemption counter after breakfast. He accumulated 2.2 million points from killing Gong Sunying. His main purpose here was to redeem his breakfast and check if there was anything else that he wanted. The lowest redemption was one point which bought a piece of bread or a bowl of white rice. The more dishes you ordered, the more points it would cost.
That was the reason why Xiao Mo would rather starve himself than use his points to redeem food as he would spend quite a bit on food if he did that every day. In reality, besides food, the price of the other items was quite ridiculous as well. They could only redeem Iron-level equipment with 1,000 points while killing an iron-level rank-3 monster would only get them four points. They would need to kill 250 iron-level rank-3 monsters to redeem any piece of iron-level equipment. They could have gotten other iron-level equipment with just three to five Iron-level rank-3 monsters when they were outside the camp walls.
Iron-level equipment aside, bronze-level equipment would require 10,000 credit points, 100,000 credit points for a single silver-level piece of equipment and one million credit points for gold-level equipment. For relics, they would need one billion credit points and they were limited to one relic. Lin Huang was speechless when he saw the price.
However, the points would go to waste if he kept them. After redeeming breakfast, Lin Huang picked up a bronze-level gun. It was a CopperSparrow23, a product from the Eagle Company. However, he frowned at the price of the gun.
"Isnt 10,000 credit points enough for a bronze-level piece of equipment? Even if you raised the price here, its alright if youre selling it at 20,000 credit points. How dare you sell it at 80,000 credit points?" He asked, furiously.
"You can get a normal one at 10,000 credit points but this has been modified. It is at least three times more powerful than the original version. Thats why its priced at 80,000," the staff at the redemption point explained.
"Three times or more" Lin Huang never expected to find a modified gun. Although a modified gun was less stable than the original version, its power would be significantly higher. Since he would not be staying on each level for too long, this modified gun would be great for short periods of time.
"Give me two!" Lin Huang did not hesitate for even a moment. He then asked, "Do you have any modified silver-level SilverPhoenix16s?"
"Yes. That'll be 980,000 credit points, its power is at least three times or more as well," the staff member said with a nod.
"Great, give me two of that," Lin Huang confirmed his order.
"The total would be 2.12 million points," the staff looked at him with a puzzled look as he recalled Lin Huang only having 100,000 points when he came to redeem his food yesterday.
Lin Huang nodded and scanned his identity code. The staff was shocked when he saw the payment was successful, he then packed the four guns for Lin Huang immediately. Although Lin Huang lost 2.2 million points in just one transaction, he was not upset at all. A modified gun was not easy to find on the market and the only place one could go was the black market. The prices there would be sky-high and its quality was not guaranteed. The items that were sold at the Purple Crow Facility were surely not faulty and that was the reason why Lin Huang bought the guns without hesitation. After getting the guns and breakfast, Lin Huang left the redemption counter happily. However, he was shocked when he arrived at this room