Chapter 26 – Baochai Chasing Butterflies (Part 1)
Translator: Star River
At 9pm, Brother Chen assembled the Nirvana Game Studio boosters at the entrance of the instance.
Xie Mingzhe had become adept at clearing the instances. He knew when to use skills even if he closed his eyes, so he kept pondering on how to make new cards while farming the instance.
If [Xue Baochai] was successfully made with the skill [Baochai Chasing Butterflies], he could turn his other inspirations for IDE cards into reality.
Xie Mingzhe private-messaged Pang Yu while clearing the instance, “Are there many butterfly cards in this game, Brother Yu?”
“Yes, there are. The butterfly card, which is an important branch of the insect-type card, is very popular amongst girls. But it was Ye Zhu, a male professional league player in Capital of Darkness, who created the butterfly card genre. He is fond of playing butterfly cards with different colors and skills. It’s a beautiful sight when the butterflies dance in the sky during a match. Ye Zhu’s play style is special, he loves butterflies very much. It is said that he has collected many butterfly specimens.” Pang Yu replied enthusiastically.
“Got it.” Xie Mingzhe replied. He said to himself, “I’m sorry, guru Ye Zhu. I’ll be making a butterfly IDE card named Xue Baochai which can instakill your “butterflies”. Please don’t blame me.”
In Capital of Darkness, Ye Zhu had been sneezing.
Pei Jingshan looked at him helplessly, saying, “Have you caught a cold again?”
“No, I haven’t. Maybe it’s hay fever.” Ye Zhu rubbed his red nose hard and continued, “Tang Muzhou won’t take part in this year’s individual race, will he? He is embarrassed to join it as he won the championship last season, so he will send his apprentice to take part in the event. We must seize this opportunity to win our club the trophy!”
Pei Jingshan asked, “You want to enter the competition?”
Ye Zhu said confidently, “Yes. Shen An is no match for me. A-choo! A-choo! What’s wrong with me? Is anyone cursing me?”
Pei Jingshan couldn’t resist laughing, saying, “You love to talk big, but you cannot afford to be complacent about the event.”
After clearing the instance, Brother Chen disbanded the boosters on time at 11pm.
After arriving at his individual space, Xie Mingzhe emailed Hong Zhu, “Dear President, I’m home. Let’s meet up to talk about [Lin Daiyu].”
Hearing the “ding-dong” in her ears, Hong Zhu checked her emails immediately and replied, “Uncle Chubby, please come to our club’s territory directly. You now have access to our club and it can be found on the Galaxy Navigation Map.”
Walking to the Galaxy Navigation Map, Xie Mingzhe found the small planet being highlighted as expected. It said “Fenghua Club’s Territory”. It was about the same size as “Adjudication Club’s Territory” beside it, but its color was different from that of the Adjudication Club’s.
After pressing the transfer button, Uncle Chubby was transferred to the Fenghua Club’s territory in an instant.
Unlike the Adjudication Club’s fiery red architectural style, Fenghua Club’s territorial star was full of flowers and trees, and even the walls of the Club Building was covered with green vines.
After arriving at the Fenghua Club’s territory, Xie Mingzhe walked straight down the VIP passage that Hong Zhu had opened for him in advance to the Club Building.
At the entrance of the building, he saw a woman in a red dress and black high heeled shoes. The woman’s ID was Hong Zhu, although she was short, her voice was clear and brisk, “Uncle Chubby, I’ve been waiting for you for a long time. Let’s go to my office for further discussion.”
“OK.” Following the woman, Xie Mingzhe took the lift to the top floor.
After entering the office, he saw a circular badge hanging on the wall in the middle of the office, on which were written two characters surrounded by light green vines in a fancy style – Fenghua. There were also some small flowers in the middle of the badge. Compared with the Adjudication Club’s domineering words which were penetrated through by a sharp sword, Fenghua Club’s badge had a stronger literary flavor and was more refreshing.
There was a man and a woman standing in the office.
The woman was very tall, wearing a light grey suit skirt with her hair twisted into a bun at the back of her head. She had an appearance of a competent woman. The man was over 1.85 meters tall. He leaned against the desk with a mask covering his face.
Hong Zhu took the initiative to introduce, “This is sister Xue, the player agent of Fenghua Club. This is the professional player of Fenghua Club, Tang Muzhou.”
Xie Mingzhe greeted politely, “Hi, Sister Xue, Legend Tang.”
Tang Muzhou walked over to Xie Mingzhe, and asked with a smile, “Sister Xue wants to buy the copyright of [Lin Daiyu]. Are you willing to sell it?”
The professional player may not like to reveal his real face. The character of Tang Muzhou’s subsidiary account had a common face, while his main account’s character wore a mask.
Xie Mingzhe scratched his head and said, “Legend Tang, you should know that I will not sell card copyrights.”
Tang Muzhou shrugged and looked back at Xue Linxiang, “I told you.”
Xue Linxiang was still not reconciled, “1 million crystal coins. I mean 1 million live currency, namely 10 million game currency. You still don’t want to sell the copyright?”
Xie Mingzhe took a deep breath, not wavering. He said firmly, “Sister Xue, if you just buy cards, I can make them as much as possible for you. But sorry, I will not sell the copyright again.”
Hearing the word “again”, Tang Muzhou immediately asked, “Did you sell a copyright before? Did you sell it to Nie Yuandao?”
Xie Mingzhe nodded frankly, “Well, that was the first and the last one. At that time, I didn’t know much about the market price, and I was too short of money. I thought the price provided by Nie Shen was appropriate, so I sold the copyright. But I will not sell again.” As long as he was the copyright owner of [Lin Daiyu], he could create one hundred, even one thousand, and he could modify it at any time – obviously keeping the copyright was the best choice for him.
Xue Linxiang was angry, “If you don’t sell the copyright, it will make no sense even if I buy 100 [Lin Daiyu]! You can also sell the cards to others.”
“Yeah. So this time, I just came to tell you clearly in person.” Xie Mingzhe said seriously, “I don’t mean to go against Legend Tang, and I know that Legend Tang is not afraid of this [Lin Daiyu]. After all, Legend Tang is a master who can predict the timing, so many players may not even be able to release the IDE skills in front of him.”
“Yeah.” Tang Muzhou chuckled, “I told sister Xue that you would not sell the copyright, but she insisted to confirm it in person.”
It would be very unfavorable to Tang Muzhou if [Lin Daiyu] circulated the market in larger quantities, but Tang Muzhou obviously had confidence in dealing with the IDE card. Since he said that he was not afraid, there was no need for her, an agent, to worry about that. Xue Linxiang clenched her teeth, and said, “Now that Xiao Tang said so, then let it go.”
Xie Mingzhe felt happy, “Thank you, sister Xue! I promise that I will not make other cards that target plant-type cards in the future.” After all, he did not want to completely offend the Fenghua Club. Besides, Legend Tang was nice to him, so it would be inappropriate for him to make IDE cards against plant-type cards.
Tang Muzhou suggested, “You can make IDE cards targeting other card types such as insects, fish, elephants, birds, demons, ghosts, spells, and weapons. You can take advantage of your imagination to make IDE cards targeting these other categories.”
Xue Linxiang, “………”
Tang Muzhou, are you going to have everyone be targeted by IDE cards just like you?!
Xue Linxiang did not understand Tang Muzhou until now. It turned out he wanted to add a large number of IDE cards to the database to change the tempo and tactical methods of the whole game through Uncle Chubby’s help.
Hearing Tang Muzhou’s words, Xie Mingzhe naturally knew his meaning. He felt that the legendary player was very fun – he gave Xie Mingzhe ideas for so many kinds of possible IDE cards to make targeting other players. Xie Mingzhe tried not to laugh and said, “Legend Tang is really thoughtful. I will bear your words in my mind and try my best.”
Tang Muzhou smiled, extending his hand, “I’m looking forward to you making more cards. Once you make new cards, please remember to leave one for me. I will buy it from you.”
Xie Mingzhe shook hands with him, “Rest assured, I will inform you as soon as I’m done. Thank you for your guidance.”
Tang Muzhou said, “Then I will enjoy myself freely. I want to be your VIP customer in the future, and reserve the right to purchase your IDE cards.”
Xie Mingzhe nodded cheerfully, “No problem!”
Xue Linxiang, “………”
They were as thick as thieves, reaching an agreement to make cards against the whole league. Why did she feel creeped out?