Chapter 143 - Shadow’s Blessing
While Fire Dance and Water Buffalo were both inwardly shocked, a deep voice came from behind them.
“Why haven’t you guys left yet?”
The voice startled them both. They hurriedly jumped, spinning around to dodge while unsheathing their weapons; they stared at the figure that had appeared behind them.
“Big Brother Ye Feng.”
Fire Dance let out a sigh of relief after identifying the newcomer. She pulled back her dagger and returned it to its sheath at her waist.
The men from Martial Union were all over Gale Valley. If a battle were to occur, they would immediately call to their companions, and there would be no end to the enemies that Fire Dance needed to kill.
“We came to help. Martial Union has killed so many of our companions; we must take revenge,” Fire Dance’s eyes turned cold as she spoke about Martial Union.
“I wish to form a large team to enter large-scale Dungeons in the future. I wonder if you all would be interested in joining?”
s.h.i.+ Feng felt that Fire Dance had great talent. Moreover, Fire Dance and the others were all independent players that did not belong to any Guilds. If he could rope them in and form his own team, it would be a great benefit to his Zero Wing Workshop.
“This…” Fire Dance was slightly hesitant after hearing s.h.i.+ Feng’s proposal.
Water Buffalo also turned taciturn.
“Do you guys already have your own large team?” s.h.i.+ Feng inwardly lamented.
After entering White River City, there would be many large-scaled Dungeons. They were the main source of equipment, materials, and many other resources. If an independent player wished to obtain good equipment, they needed to raid these large-scale Dungeons. Moreover, if a Guild wished to level up, conquering large-scale Dungeons was a must. Hence, if one wanted to develop at all in G.o.d’s Domain, conquering large-scale Dungeons was one of the necessary conditions.
However, it was extremely difficult for independent players to form a large team capable of raiding a large-scale Dungeon. The most common large-scaled Dungeons were all 50-man Dungeons, while there were even some 100-man Dungeons available. Gathering so many players was a near-impossible task. Not to mention whether the entire team possessed sufficient strength, just the degree of trust and the distribution of equipment would be a huge hurdle. In this, however, the elite teams of Guilds and large-scale Workshops had it much easier.
“No, we don’t have our own large team. Our team currently only consists of players who prioritizes amus.e.m.e.nt and don’t really care much about other matters. Could you give me some time?” Fire Dance explained.
In reality, she, too, wished to develop in G.o.d’s Domain properly. In spite of that, the majority of the players in her current team were not too keen on raiding Dungeons. They only wished to play casually. If they joined a large team, they would definitely experience certain constraints and would not be willing to join.
“Alright. In any case, there is still time. Let’s add each other as friends then. When you’ve made your decision, you can contact me at any time.” s.h.i.+ Feng knew that such matters could not be decided upon immediately. If one wished to obtain something, they would have to lose something in return. s.h.i.+ Feng did not wish for just any random person to join him.
“That’s good. I’ll contact you after discussing it with them,” Fire Dance nodded. She also felt that it was about time to make a decision.
Soon after s.h.i.+ Feng added Fire Dance as his friend, he ran towards the deeper regions of the Gale Valley in search of Blackie and Lonely Snow.
On his way there, in order to avoid Martial Union’s patrols, s.h.i.+ Feng hid in the treetops and waited for the players of Martial Union to move past.
Since he had nothing better to do, s.h.i.+ Feng took out the loot from the Shadow Leopard King. He wanted to see just what valuables the monster dropped.
Isn’t my luck just too good? The profits from a Chieftain monster are impressive. s.h.i.+ Feng was slightly shocked after looking at the drops.
Among the nine items, there were two Secret-Silver Weapons, three pieces of Mysterious-Iron Equipment, two rare materials needed to make Secret-Silver Equipment, one Bronze-ranked cooking knife, and one Secret-Silver Accessory.
The two Secret-Silver Weapons were a Level 8 staff and a Level 8 two-handed axe. The Mysterious-Iron Equipment was also Level 8. Moreover, the usefulness of the Bronze-ranked cooking knife was also not small. It could increase the speed and success rate of one’s cooking.
However, the most valuable item among all these items was the Secret-Silver Accessory, the Shadow’s Blessing. It was one of the most precious items that the Shadow Leopard King could drop.
[Shadow’s Blessing] (Secret-Silver Rank, Necklace)
All Attributes +5
In G.o.d’s Domain, Accessories were extremely rare. Even when players reached Level 20 or above, they would, at most, possess one or two Bronze Accessories. Moreover, these accessories would all be below Level 10.
Meanwhile, the accessory in s.h.i.+ Feng’s hands was Secret-Silver rank, and it was much more precious than a Fine-Gold Weapon of the same Level.
The Luck Attribute was extremely rare in G.o.d’s Domain, and it was capable of increasing the drop-rate of items when killing monsters. There was once a player who calculated that, with 1 point in Luck, the drop-rate would nearly double. However, the higher a person’s Luck was, the less effective every additional point would be. At 3 points in Luck, a player’s drop-rate would only triple.
Besides that, the Luck Attribute also held a great effect for Lifestyle cla.s.ses, so its value would never depreciate.
If s.h.i.+ Feng estimated correctly, the Shadow’s Blessing would only be worth 2 to 3 Gold Coins to the average player. However, to s.h.i.+ Feng, this item’s value was around 10 Gold Coins.
Immediately, s.h.i.+ Feng equipped the Shadow’s Blessing. That way, when he killed high-level monsters in the future, the amount and quality of the equipment he would obtain would increase.
After some time, the team from Martial Union finally left. s.h.i.+ Feng then continued his journey into the depths of the Gale Valley.
“Blackie, where are you guys right now?” s.h.i.+ Feng sent a voice call, asking.
“We seem to be beside a swamp. I don’t know where this place is, but the monsters here have very high levels. I’ll send you the coordinates.” Blackie sighed in relief after learning that nothing had happened to s.h.i.+ Feng. He then sent his coordinates.
“Don’t go any deeper, and stay where you are. I’ll be there soon.” s.h.i.+ Feng immediately knew Blackie’s whereabouts after glancing at the coordinates.
He truly did not think that Blackie could actually survive in the Silent Swamp.
There were two entrances to the Gale Valley. One was where s.h.i.+ Feng entered, and the other was at the Silent Swamp, which led to the high-level monster areas.
The Silent Swamp was a Level 15 to Level 20 monster area. To the players at the current stage of the game, it was a forbidden area.
Half an hour later, s.h.i.+ Feng managed to locate Blackie and Lonely Snow.
The two of them sat beneath a tree, silently observing their surroundings. They had previously met a Level 15 Swamp Crocodile, frightening them into a run. The Swamp Crocodile had nearly turned them into its chow, but fortunately, they had Speed Scrolls and Isolation Scrolls, allowing them to escape. After this meeting, they no longer dared roam.
“As expected of Brother Feng! You avoided Martial Union’s search and arrived here safely!” Blackie immediately felt that there was hope for them when he saw s.h.i.+ Feng walking over, “Let’s leave this place immediately. This place is simply too dangerous.”
Lonely Snow nodded in agreement. They were only Level 8, and the gap between them and the Level 15 Swamp Crocodiles was just too ma.s.sive. It was extremely dangerous for them to stay here.
“No; let’s stay here to level up.” s.h.i.+ Feng shook his head, saying, “I’ve previously killed quite a lot of Martial Union’s members, so they should be frantically looking for me right about now. It would be too difficult to get you guys out of here without discovery.”
Hearing s.h.i.+ Feng, Blackie and Lonely Snow finally discovered the bright red marker displayed above s.h.i.+ Feng’s head. This mark was deeply crimson, and it was a wonder just how many players s.h.i.+ Feng had killed in order to turn it into such a state.
However, it was only right when one thought about it.
Martial Union’s men currently filled the Gale Valley, and it would be impossible for s.h.i.+ Feng to arrive without being seen. s.h.i.+ Feng would have encountered some players from Martial Union on his way. With Brother Feng’s skills, he would have no problems facing three to four players at a time. He has definitely killed a lot of players on his way here.
Thinking up to this point, Blackie and Lonely Snow were extremely moved. Although s.h.i.+ Feng spoke in a casual manner, they knew that his journey must have been filled with extreme dangers.
“Alright, I’ll party you two up. You guys should change into this equipment first,” saying so, s.h.i.+ Feng pa.s.sed the staff and two-handed axe, dropped by the Shadow Leopard King, over to Blackie and Lonely Snow.
When the two of them received the weapons, they were shocked. Level 8 Secret-Silver Weapons were the most top-tier weapons currently available. Though they did not understand just how s.h.i.+ Feng managed to obtain them, they did not attempt to look into it too deeply. They knew that some questions were not meant to be asked, and such a situation would be beneficial to both parties.
After partying up, Blackie was immediately startled when he looked at s.h.i.+ Feng’s level. He asked, voice trembling, “Brother Feng, you… you’re Level 10 already?”
They reached Level 8 after continuously grinding monsters and leveling up in Gale Valley. Even if their levels were not the highest amongst all the players throughout G.o.d’s Domain, they were still considered close to the top. However, after not meeting for only a few days, s.h.i.+ Feng had left them behind by two levels. Such a leveling speed was simply frightening.