Chapter 766 - Asura Battle Team
Beast Empire, Beast City:
As the imperial capital of an empire, Beast City was far more prosperous than Star-Moon City. Moreover, its territory was vast. It ranked near the top, even among the many empires on the continent of G.o.d’s Domain.
Beast City’s player population alone exceeded ten million. The city had even more elite and expert players than White River City and Star-Moon City combined.
Although there were five first-rate Guilds in Beast City, the imperial capital’s true ruler was the Super Guild Battle Wolves. All five of these first-rate Guilds submitted to Battle Wolves’ rules. They were only allowed to develop in Beast City after signing an agreement with the Super Guild. Otherwise, the ma.s.sive Guild would have chased them out of the city long ago.
Inside Battle Wolves’s Guild Residence:
“Leader, our opponent for the next match has been decided. Here is a list of their names and the information we have gathered,” the Vice-Leader of the Glorious Lions Battle Team, Journey Leave, reported as he approached Everlasting War.
The report Journey Leave held was very thin as the folder only contained a single sheet of paper. Many of the battle team’s members in the meeting room were confused.
“Vice-Leader, you couldn’t have brought the wrong report, right? Why is there only one sheet of paper? Don’t we usually have a stack for each team?” the other members asked curiously.
Journey Leave’s report regarding the previous two battle teams they had faced had taken them nearly three days to a.n.a.lyze, yet their Vice-Leader held only a single sheet this time. No matter how they looked at it, that did not seem like their usual reports.
“This isn’t a mistake; the battle team we’re facing this time has only recently joined the Dark Arena. This will be their debut match,” Journey Leave confirmed.
When he had received the report, he, too, had his doubts. However, the intelligence department had confirmed that there was nothing wrong with the report, stating that their opponent was a new battle team. Aside from the battle team’s leader, there was no information on any of the team’s members.
“A new battle team?” Everlasting War’s curiosity grew. He had not expected a new battle team to boldly challenge the Glorious Lions. “It seems that the battle team’s employer is confident of their team. In any case, we should be careful. Journey, give us a general introduction.”
Journey Leave nodded. He then opened the report on the meeting table and displayed it before his team members.
“This battle team is a new one, so, aside from some basic data on the registered team leader, we haven’t uncovered any information. As of now, the other members have not been registered yet, and we have nothing on them.
“The battle team is called Asura, and it’s led by Ye Feng. I researched this Team Leader myself. When G.o.d’s Domain launched, he was relatively famous. He had once defeated a large Guild by himself, so he is very powerful. However, it has been a very long time since anyone has seen him. Even when I went to the Secret Pavilion to research him, I left empty-handed. He is a complete mystery. As for his exact strength right now, that is also unknown.”
Journey Leave then played s.h.i.+ Feng’s battle video for everyone to watch. However, this battle video had been recorded before everyone had reached the cities. In the video, Ye Feng killed dozens of players by himself while inside the town.
Although Phoenix Rain had given s.h.i.+ Feng full authority over the battle team, he had no intention of partic.i.p.ating in the Dark Arena as Black Flame. Black Flame was a Guild Leader. Having a Guild Leader of a large Guild partic.i.p.ate in a brawl would only make him a laughingstock. Hence, s.h.i.+ Feng intended to use his true ident.i.ty in the Dark Arena.
“What kind of report is this?”
“Is this a joke? Doesn’t this mean that, aside from the battle team and the team leader’s name, we know absolutely nothing?!”
“What is our intelligence department doing?! How old is this battle video? Ye Feng hadn’t even reached Level 10 yet! Mainstream players are already reaching Level 30! Don’t we have anything current on him?!”
The battle team’s members demanded answers, one after another.
There was a ma.s.sive gap between Level 10 and Level 30. The battle video could not be used as any kind of reference.
Journey Leave shook his head helplessly. He had also investigated Ye Feng. However, there was nothing to find. It was as if all traces of Ye Feng had vanished from G.o.d’s Domain.
While everyone complained, Everlasting War sat back in a daze.
“Why is he the Asura Battle Team’s team leader?” Everlasting War had tried to invite s.h.i.+ Feng multiple times, hoping to recruit him as the Glorious Lions’ Vice-Leader. Unfortunately, Hua Qiushui, the representative of the corporation backing the battle team, was adamant in modifying the contract and restricting the battle team’s freedom. The result was s.h.i.+ Feng’s rejection.
Everlasting War had felt s.h.i.+ Feng’s strength personally. Although he had never exchanged moves with the young Swordsman, he knew that s.h.i.+ Feng was a Refinement Realm expert. s.h.i.+ Feng could even emit an intense pressure. Experts in the Refinement Realm were extremely rare in G.o.d’s Domain. Most of these experts were relatively old. They weren’t usually interested in such compet.i.tions. Thus, Refinement Realm experts were relatively rare even in the Dark Arena.
“Leader, do you know him?” the other team members asked curiously.
“Yes. Originally, Ye Feng was supposed to partic.i.p.ate in the last audition. However, due to complications, he did not take part. I had never imagined that he would lead the Asura Battle Team. Now, we have to face him,” Everlasting War said disappointedly. “His strength is the real deal. Although he is keeping a low profile, I suspect that he’s a Refinement Realm expert. As for his weapons and equipment, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen him. Even I am not sure how strong he has become.”
At this moment, Hua Qiushui, who sat at the head of the table, wore a twisted expression.
Although she had forgotten about a minor character like s.h.i.+ Feng, Everlasting War had reminded her.
The minor character that she had forgotten had become a leader of a battle team. Furthermore, his battle team was going to face her own.
If the Asura Battle Team won against the Glorious Lions, the other major corporations would take advantage of her humiliation.
Seeing Hua Qiushui’s reaction, everyone quickly realized the severity of the situation.
Back when the Glorious Lions had held its auditions, Hua Qiushui had decided to change the battle team’s requirements, restricting the team member’s freedom. In reality, however, they had not lost much. Take Everlasting War for example. His restrictions were minimal.
“Leader, you’re not the same player that you were before. This is just a brat in the Refinement Realm. After all of your special training, this will be child’s play!” a team member joked.
However, this joke was also true.
The Super Guild Battle Wolves supported their battle team. Since they had begun partic.i.p.ating in the Dark Arena, they had gained access to various resources. They didn’t need to worry about top-tier weapons and equipment at all. They had even less worry about obtaining Skills. As for leveling up, they had a group of players who helped them gain levels rapidly. It was heaven. They only needed to improve on their combat techniques, thinking of ways to exert more of their strength.
They could also spar and receive guidance from the Super Guild’s older generation. In the real world, they also received guidance from martial arts masters on a daily basis. Ever since joining the Glorious Lions Battle Team, their strengths had improved by leaps and bounds.
After two matches, the Glorious Lions Battle Team had earned quite a bit of fame in the Dark Arena. It would be a piece of cake to deal with a new battle team.
“Everlasting, for the upcoming compet.i.tion, I only have one demand. You must annihilate the Asura Battle Team! You cannot go easy on them just because you know Ye Feng!” Hua Qiushui interjected as she turned to Everlasting War, her voice soft but commanding.
“I will always fight to my limits, regardless of my opponent. Please rest a.s.sured, Director Hua.” Everlasting War could guess what was going through Hua Qiushui’s mind. However, he wouldn’t go easy on an opponent just because they were acquainted. The Dark Arena was his battlefield. On a battlefield, he would not show any enemy mercy.
Hearing Everlasting War’s a.s.surance, Hua Qiushui nodded in satisfaction.
After s.h.i.+ Feng finished dealing with his matters, he led Zero Wing’s main force to Campbell Volcano in search of Level 50 Great Lords.
“Guild Leader, I’ve found the Boss!” Minor Wind shouted in the team chat.