"I will tell you the details when you return to the Southern Continent, and yes, I need your help" Bennett paused. "Stardragon first promised to render their help, and the reason was you taking part in the battle of the Tedramira River. I owe you a favor."
"Just give me a few small benefits."
Bennett laughed. "This is exactly what I expected from you, let's talk more when you return to Southern Continent."
After ending the phone call, Han Xiao read the reward detail and triggered the mission.
You triggered Level C mission [Deterrent intimidation]!
Introduction: Some of Maple's officials are corrupt, and it is time to let them know that holding on to the money bags will only get them bullets. We are not robbers, but we do not mind occasional guest appearances.
Mission Requirements: Enter the residence of five targeted officials and the evidence of the Dark Net.
Rewards: 120,000 experience, 500 Dark Net reputation
Without the special reward, it is just an ordinary task. I'll just get it done and over with. Han Xiao nodded.
The transport plane took off with Han Xiao after a refueling. A few hours later, they arrived in a new novice village. It was not easy to find the airport in the wilderness. However, as the gyroscopic engines were equipped on the wings of the transport aircraft to provide vertical lifting power, it was safe for the plane to take off on the runway. The pilot was a veteran as well.
If Han Xiao did not have the discounts as an old customer, the price of chartering flights would have been several times more expensive. This connection was very important as it saved him a lot of money.
After using the Electromagnetic Hover-boots for a while after he alighted from the plane, Han Xiao soon reached the novice village. The players there were doing their missions passionately, and upon seeing the Black Phantom, they were stunned and gushed toward him.
Poseidon, a member of the Guild of Gods, hummed a song as he scanned through the forum posts. President Jupiter did not bother too much about the Rank A mission, and the development of the guild was on the right track.
In the second issue of Galaxy Times, the group had invited a beautiful e-sports player, the head of the rainstorm club, Rainy Kim. She shared her experience on the show and introduced Stardragon.
She had joined the Tedramira River Battle, so she revealed some information, including news of the Germinal Organization. After Jupiter learned that the Germinal troops from the Southern Continent had disappeared, he lost hope for the A-rank mission. Dark Crow Valley Base had also been removed; thus, he concentrated on coordinating the guild and expanded toward Southern Continent's side.
In the second episode of Galaxy Times, professional players from different planets were invited for an interview, and these players had joined different camps on the map, allowing the players to attain more knowledge of the different planets. The conflict between the Six Nations and the Germinal Organization revealed the main plot to the players of Aquamarine.
Since the start, Poseidon had never approved of the Germinal A-rank mission; he felt that it would distract the group. Fortunately, Jupiter turned his back and gave up on the A level mission. In turn, the professional guild saw this mission and allowed the players to challenge this difficult task, thus handing over the task to the team.
After the discussion, they selected a player from Andrea Mainland to find the Germinal Organization and trigger the A-rank mission. The guild also provided resources and intelligence support to help the player complete the task. If anyone succeeded, the guild could have one more potential account, and there no losses even if they do not succeed.
The players were the face of the guild, and their status was higher than that of the guild. The first-line player was also famous as Poseidon asked him for a few signatures, which made him very happy.
The guild was pleased with the A-rank mission they triggered during the novice period and gave away some prizes.
The guild had passed the unlucky period, and Poseidon was in a good mood.
Speaking of the development of the guild, the Black Phantom could not go unmentioned. Since most of them were born in the Southern Continent, with the support of the Black Phantom, they benefited in one way or another. The Black Phantom only appeared in the Southern Continent, which gave the players a huge advantage, and the guild benefited a lot.
Many opponents were born in other continents, and with the guild in front, the situation was very good.
Looking at the jealousy and envy that the old player had, the members of the guild had a sense of superiority.
Suddenly, the forum started having lots of new posts published by Aquamarine. The content could be summarized in one sentence.
"Black Phantom is coming to the Western Continent!"
Poseidon snorted and hurriedly clicked and viewed a post. After reading it, he began sweating.
Don't tell me Black Phantom is running around every single Novice Village.
If this was to be true, everyone simply had to wait patiently, and the advantages of being in a guild would vanish.
Poseidon hurriedly informed the president and other core members in the channel. They were equally shocked.
Jupiter was extremely calm. "We can't say things like that. We learned some skills earlier than others and were able to finish quests much earlier. There are bound to be some advantages for joining us. NPC's actions can't be controlled. Don't try to force things."
Upon hearing what the president had said, everyone calmed down. Poseidon glanced at the forum again and suddenly screamed, "What the come look at this post!"
"What?" Jupiter doubted the post. It was a screenshot of Han Xiao's skill list, and the focus was on an [Energy Training Method]. Seeing the skill's effect, everyone was stunned.
Energy was a key attribute. It directly affected combat strength. And with the novice players' energy being so poor, they were usually unable to support an Esper's consumption. Espers needed this skill for sure!
Jupiter was an Esper. He turned jealous and suddenly realized a serious problem. "Wait a moment. When we were in the Southern Continent, Black Phantom did not teach us this skill!"
Everyone stood silent.
Could it have been that when the Black Phantom was going to the Novice Village, he would give better things to them? In that case, wouldn't players in the Southern Continent be disadvantaged?
This isn't advantageous at all! It's way more unlucky!
Among the core members of Guild of Gods, there was a player named Eggtama.
This unlucky feeling Why is it so familiar? It's returning! Everything is returning!
On the forum, Western Continent players were as if they were dogs that had eaten Spring medicine, jumping up and down, posting their videos, and showing off. They, who had been always on Southern Continent for so long, finally had something to show off. It was now the Southern Continent's players' turn to suffer. What they originally thought was exclusively theirs was actually given to everyone.
In particular, seeing the new skills taught by Black Phantom, the [Energy Training Method], the Western Continent players were extremely overjoyed and made the Southern Continent players very tired and uncomfortable.
What goes around comes around, and it was time for the players on the Southern Continent to watch in jealousy.
"Such luck, why didn't Black Phantom have this skill before?"
"I want to learn it so much."
"Isn't he a mechanic instructor? He has such awesome skills! Even though I'm an Esper, I'm tempted, too!"
Beyond the posts that were either showing off or complaining, Black Phantom appeared in the Western Continent, and this had gotten all the players to start guessing. He seemed to aim to go through all the novice villages. Could Black Phantom actually have been the official novice guide? But other novice planets did not have one. The guesses were endless. Furthermore, there were players from other novice planets coming over to Aquamarine's forum to complain of unfairness. The novice guide broke the levelled playing field for many, but their voices would soon be overwhelmed by the everyone else.
Players from the Northern Continent and Andrea were the ones that greatly supported this statement. Looking at the movements of Black Phantom, they could very well be the next one, and they could not wait to bring themselves in front to the Black Phantom.
Do you see the huge anticipation in these small eyes of ours? Come on, hurry!
The Western Continent's players were almost celebrating like it was a festival; some of them who were about to leave the novice village to explore the map immediately reverted back to where they were upon hearing the news of Black Phantom. They hurriedly returned to their villages, waiting for the Black Phantom's arrival in great excitement.
[Energy Training Method] became a craze. Not only were some players wanting to change class, even Esper came to learn the skill. While the asking price was very high, this magical skill was worth selling one's every asset for!
Esper players desperately needed to increase their Energy, and to them, the [Energy Training Method] was like a Viagra pill. It allowed them to last much longer, and the difference was between that of a three minute and three second gap. Whilst short, the concept was totally different. This was the difference between one and many, between Heaven and Earth!