Chapter 292: Orange-bowed Archer
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
It would be normal to feel frustrated when one was flying leisurely on their non-combat mount and was attacked by a rival player on a combat mount.
Li Yi was feeling exactly that.
Dismissing his mount, he turned around and spotted the attacker. Immediately, he fired two shot at his pursuer, which missed as his opponent pulled the rein on his Redwing Raven and evaded the arrows by gaining altitude.
Li Yi laughed bitterly and unfurled his Cloak Parachute.
All engineering products had an unavoidable feature, and it was that sometimes they can malfunction. Unfortunately, it was time for the cloak to malfunction…
Li Yi’s body plunged unstoppably as the Archer on the Redwing Raven laughed and followed his descent.
Li Yi was furious and helpless. As he fell, he kept shaking his head and sighing.
He knew the Archer who attacked him. It was none other than the Archer with the orange bow who eliminated him in the God Wars in his past life…
What fate, he was upset dying in the Archer’s hands. This time… he was still livid…
The only way to mitigate the damage from falling thousands of meters from the sky was to use the Invincibility skill. Unfortunately, Archers could not use any Invincibility skills.
What else could he do aside from waiting for his impending death?
Just as Li Yi was about to hit the ground, he felt something soft underneath his bum. A half-cry was heard, and the soft thing beneath him was thrown to the ground…
Most of his HP was gone, but he survived!
Li Yi scrambled to his feet in surprise and his jaw dropped when he turned around to peek.
It was no wonder that he survived. When he fell, a player from the Western Continent was directly below him. As they collided, most of the falling damage was borne by the unlucky player, so he did not die…
System Notification: [You have left the battle…]
Fortunately, his descent was faster than the Redwing Raven’s flying speed. As the distance between the two increased, Li Yi went out of combat range successfully.
Western Continent players filled the Maelstrom City. Li Yi did not even hesitate to summon his Griffin so he could escape.
“Dark Wing, it’s Dark Wing. He’s killing people again! No, no, he’s killing people with Rough Landing!” Someone started yelling on the street.
“Oh, he killed an alt account, that shameless bastard!”
“It was a female character. Her face is smashed in, dear god, what a tragedy. It was like that cuz Dark Wing’s butt collided with her face…”
All the players the dead body were gossiping as they gathered around it.
A little while later, the dead player came back via corpse running and burst into tears as she recovered all her equipment.
The unlucky player was none other than Sister Windcloud Nine…
She felt upset and embarrassed. She had wanted to go offline when Li Yi arrived in Maelstrom City, however, she also wanted to see Li Yi killed. Just as she was loitering around on the streets with the rest of Western Continent players, a blast of wind came from above. Her face was met with huge butts as she lifted her head to check it out, and she was instantly flattened onto the ground…
“Dark Wing, it’s Dark Wing again…” Pink Girl arrived at the scene and was stunned.
“Archer God, who are you running from? Could it be me, an unknown?”
In mid-air, the orange bow Archer was chasing after Li Yi on his Redwing Raven as he taunted.
Li Yi kept his silence as he constantly changed direction to evade arrows from the orange bow Archer, focusing on fleeing instead.
‘I’m still in the airspace of Maelstrom City, how can I fight him? As soon as I make a move, my mount will be dismissed, same goes with having sustained a hit. Will I have another cushion if I fall again?
‘I have to run!’
Li Yi stole glances at the legendary Archer of his past life and sighed audibly again.
Even though that was his rival, Li Yi had to admit that his rival was decently equipped.
He had the same Tier 1 Archer Equipment Set, a pair of level 50 purple bracer with a 10% increased chance in ignoring DEF, a level 50 purple necklace with 20% increased Hit Rate, and a level 60 purple longbow, Rena’s Magic-breaker Longbow.
All the equipment had their colors changed, indicating that they had all been reinforced. From their colors, all the pieces were at least at +8 and above. The Magic-breaker Longbow had a purple aura surrounding it, which roughly indicates that it had at least a +13 reinforcement.
The combat mount Redwing Ravens were golden mounts dropped by level 70 rare boss, Raven Lord, their flying speed was only slightly faster than Li Yi’s Griffin.
‘This dude has some really decent skills and luck, but… do you think I’m scared of you?’
Li Yi suddenly yanked at his Griffin’s rein and forced it to turn toward the lake below them and dove into the lake.
“Hahahah, did the Archer God only have such capability?”
The orange bow Archer hovered above the lake in his Redwing Raven as he taunted Li Yi.
Two blue arrows emerged from the water, forcing the orange bow Archer to tug at his own rein, just as another arrow broke the surface once more with another “Swoop!” The target of that arrow was exactly where the Archer was trying to move.
The arrow connected. Unfortunately, it did not trigger the Freeze effect.
The Archer yelped, “Even with my 33% damage reduction, you could hit so high. You really are something, Archer God.”
The orange bow Archer did not dare to stand still and began to circle the lake from above. Occasionally, he would send a few arrows into the water to try to ascertain Li Yi’s movements.
“Archer God, I’m afraid we wouldn’t be able to finish our battle if we continue to fight like this. Why don’t we dismiss our mounts and fight an honest fight?”
“Sure, but I have a condition,” replied Li Yi from inside the lake.
“Let’s bet on our equipment!” Li Yi uttered.
“What would you like to bet?”
“I’ll use this to bet on your level 50 purple bracer!”
Li Yi showed his Wind Sword’s status.
Wind Sword’s status was so dream-like, not even both of the orange-bowed Archer’s purple bracers could match it in value. The Archer’s eyes stilled in avarice as he immediately nodded. “Sure, let’s shake on it!”
Li Yi came out of the water and the orange-bowed Archer dismissed his Redwing Raven, waiting on the bank.
The orange-bowed Archer smirked. “You have a lot to lose in this bet. I think the famous Archer God would keep his words, wouldn’t he?”
“I hope you are the same, Shoot Until Daybreak.”
Hearing Li Yi’s words, the orange-bowed Archer paled. He had hidden his name for so long, not even his good friend knew his IGN, choosing only to call him by Archer.
“How do you know my IGN?”
“Why couldn’t I find out?”
Shoot Until Daybreak snorted and took a few steps back. He summoned his pet, a pure white rhinoceros.
Rhinoceros pets were rare as a defense type pet. They were not as rare as Violent Bear King, but they were just shy of being as rare as Violent Bear King.
Li Yi summoned his own Violent Bear King and walked to the other side.
Li Yi nodded at Shoot Until Daybreak, signaling him to take the first shot.
“Hahahah, Archer God, you’re mad.” Shoot Until Daybreak scoffed and pulled the bowstring, aimed, and fired a jade-colored arrow at Li Yi.
This was a special arrow—Voodoo Arrow!
Voodoo Arrows’ attack was not high, but it could poison the target, who would lose HP according to the percentile. Effects-wise, it was not worse than Frost and Flame Arrows.
Li Yi began his attacks as well. A blue Frost Arrow was unleashed, bouncing the Voodoo Arrow away without slowing down.
Shoot Until Daybreak rolled over and evaded the Powered-up Arrow. At the same time, he countered with his Chain Arrow Skill.
The two pets were fighting each other as well. Due to being similar in levels and were both defense type pets, they were not able to tell who was gaining the upper hand yet.
At first, the two players were far apart. With their prediction, none of them would be able to do a huge number on the other. Having that in mind, both began to get closer with every fired arrow. It was clear that they were planning to shorten the distance between them so the other could not evade the arrows that they fired.
Both of them got hit simultaneously. Li Yi activated his Rocket Propellant, rushing up to melee range with his Wind Sword in hand.
A gust of wind appeared on Shoot Until Daybreak’s feet as he zoomed away from Li Yi.
Shoot Until Daybreak had similar propelling devices, but he did not have a similarly powered melee weapon, which was why he decided to yield.
Shoot Until Daybreak activated the special skill on his purple ring as he was pulling away from Li Yi. Vines shot out of the ground, binding Li Yi where they were.
The spinning arrow whooshed toward Li Yi, who was unable to evade at the moment!
“Punishment Windstorm! Eliminate!”
In the nick of time, Li Yi bound Shoot Until Daybreak where he was at with his ring as well. At the same time, he sent an Eliminate over.
Li Yi was hit with a [-957], while Shoot Until Daybreak was hit with a [-1231]!
Frost Arrow took effect as Shoot Until Daybreak was frozen into a popsicle. At the same time, the Voodoo Arrow also took effect on Li Yi, who had begun to suffer 100+ damage per second.
Li Yi used Dark Devour to dispel the Poison effect and quickly ran behind Shoot Until Daybreak and unleashed a Powered-up Arrow that had been powering up for 8 seconds.
The attack hit. Li Yi continued with a Crippling Shot. At that moment, the Freeze effect that took Shoot Until Daybreak just ended, and he took to the ground and used Pseudocide, evading the Crippling Shot.
Shoot Until Daybreak took two shots backhandedly, knocking 1500+ HP off of Li Yi, then turned around and chugged a bottle of Advanced-level HP Potion.
“Potions will not help you now!”
Li Yi laughed coldly as he leaped into the air to attack.
Shoot Until Daybreak was almost jumping for joy as he took another shot. “You bonehead, are you trying to be my target practice?”
Both of them were struck at the same time, but instead of falling from mid-air like Shoot Until Daybreak had originally thought, Li Yi turned an unbelievable angle, slid behind him, and attacked.
Li Yi glided in the air three consecutive times so he could aim at Shoot Until Daybreak’s back. Shoot Until Daybreak could follow his movements in time, but could no longer aim at his target.
Shoot Until Daybreak had less than 1000 HP left. In a pinch, he used his Magic-breaker Longbow’s special skill.
“Meteor Magic-breaker Arrow!”