Chapter 108: Way Beyond One’s Reach
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Qin Ruo was extremely shocked after Dinosaurcerer revealed his current location and identity!
He did not expect for a Tier 4 Summoner to be able to see through who and where he was in such an environment, when even a Tier 4 Bowmaster could not.
‘ Little Kitten must have told him.’ That was the first thought that came to mind.
However, he was absolutely wrong…
Even if Little Kitten revealed the secret of his Aquamorph to Dinosaurcerer, Little Kitten did not know his exact location. Same went with the rest. Regardless, with just a quick glance, Dinosaurcerer knew his exact position, even making eye contact and telling Qin Ruo that he could see him.
Qin Ruo knitted his brows. After sending a voice message while going to the back of the tree to deactivate Aquamorph, he walked out behind the tree and revealed himself before everyone.
Dinosaurcerer’s expression shifted slightly before returning to normal. He then nodded wordlessly. Qin Ruo’s arrival not only saved him but everyone else. Also, Qin Ruo gave him the opportunity to take revenge! Just for this favor… How could he not keep Qin Ruo’s secret safe?
However, he still could not fathom how a Tier 3 Aquamancer could fool a group of Eight Gods Clan’s Tier 4 pros. Perhaps that group also could not figure out how, no matter how hard they scratched their heads.
However, Qin Ruo’s appearance caused the Citadel comrades to exclaim in surprise.
“Holy shit! It’s really you… Oh gosh, I thought that there is a strong army beside to help us. It turns out it was only you? How did you do that?”
“Is that really just you alone?”
Faced with their incredulous expressions, Qin Ruo would certainly not be stupid enough to admit it…
Do I really need to explain to them in detail on how I had used Aquamorph to deceive the spies of enemies’ team? And how I use Elemental Perception to make such far-sighted commands? And finally how I used the Water Elementalism to easily suppress six Tier 4 Elementalists?
Of course not!
He understood the fact that some things were better left unsaid. Although everyone there would not harm him after discovering this secret, once the news spread it would no longer be a secret. Hence, it would lose its value, no longer being an ace card.
So rather than get everyone’s praise and gratitude for a second for the sake of useless glory, it was better to keep this information confidential and utilize Aquamorph to become stronger.
He then immediately sent a voice message to Gold Digger Babe, Little Kitten, and Brother Da—lying that he brought one Aquamancer and one Bandit to their rescue. It was not that surprising once the credit went to three people instead. The group also accepted this explanation.
Only Dinosaurcerer who fused with the Silver Wolf learned about some of Qin Ruo’s abilities. He knew that this “super rookie” Tier 3 Aquamancer had extraordinary power that regular people did not have, despite being overlooked by everyone else.
After slaughtering five enemies, Dinosaurcerer’s spirits were lifted slightly. He greeted Qin Ruo then deactivated Beastform Fusion. Next, he stood behind the crowd, gazing at Qin Ruo. While waiting for the Priests’ Resurrection to cooldown, they started to discuss the loot they obtained.
When it came to distribution of the loot, the ‘little devil’ who had the highest kill count chimed in enthusiastically, “I have a suggestion!” She then ran towards the front and gained everyone’s attention.
Under normal circumstances, most adults would not pay heed to a young lady who was still studying in university…
However, they all saw her endeavors today!
Not only did she bring two Radiant Priests along with her to save everyone, but she also played an important role in the battle to kill the Order of the Eight Gods’ members. Thus, they did not think it was wrong to listen to her opinion. For a moment, everyone was looking at her expectantly.
Even though the little devil was mischevious at times, she displayed a rare dignified look at the moment.
“All of us did well in this fight so my suggestion is everyone gets some equipment. What say you?”
As soon as she finished her sentence, two people interjected immediately.
“Count us out. If you guys didn’t come by in time, we would have lost a level so there’s no need to be too courteous,” Brother Da said earnestly.
The other person who objected was Dinosaurcerer. As the leader of the raid, he felt apologetic toward everyone. As such he also willingly offered to give up his share of the reward.
After those two rejected the reward, another three Priests also said that they could give up the reward, insisting to let the twelve who saved the day decide on the allocation.
Gold Digger Babe was disgruntled since her first suggestion was interrupted by so many of them. She then glared at everyone with her big beautiful eyes and said, “Show me some respect, will you? You all started interrupting before I even got to finish what I was going to say! Hmph!”
Everyone burst out laughing.
Gold Digger Babe failed so miserably to stand out. As a result, she lowered her head in disappointment while biting her lower lip.
“Uh… How about this. The biggest credit should go to Brother Qin and his two friends. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to defeat the Order of the Eight Gods Clan members. So my suggestion is we give one-third to them, splitting the rest equally.”
“I am fine with that.”
Dinosaurcerer was the first one to agree, followed by Little Kitten. Subsequently, almost everyone nodded their heads. Only Qin Ruo was left puzzled, not expecting the little devil to give him so much credit.
After all, there were more than thirty red-tagged players that dropped nearly eighty equipment. That pile should contain some high-quality equipment—making their overall value high as well.
To reward Qin Ruo one-third… Only this little devil was bold enough to suggest it.
As much as Qin Ruo was tempted by the offer, he instead declined by shaking his head. “Please don’t put it that way. Everyone should take credit. Without all of us working together we would have ended up dead… So if we are to distribute the loot it should be divided equally.”
“Well… Okay then. We’ll divide them equally. Brother Qin, take your friends’ share as well. So that’s a total of thirteen. Um… I’ll give these to you…”
The little devil traded the equipment with him, though it was obvious that she was disgruntled about it.
This left Qin Ruo completely flabbergasted.
“Thirteen pieces of equipment, this number is not much different from a third.”
What made him bashful and slightly touched was that most of the equipment Gold Digger Babe traded him had good attributes. Additionally, there was even a piece of Gold Equipment for Aquamancers.
Aside from Dinosaurcerer who was stubbornly refusing to accept his share of the reward, the rest were given about one to five equipment each.
The attributes of the equipment varied. The people who obtained good equipment were on cloud nine, while those who obtained normal equipment had more pieces to compensate for that.
In the end, it was a happy ending for everybody!
When the five Priests resurrected the second group of people, the number of DPS class players rose to five. Due to time constraints, the remaining players were resigned to a drop in their levels as they resurrected in Blacktown.
Dinosaurcerer’s eyes flashed with slight anguish as he witnessed more than ten bodies gradually disappear from the surrounding area. He then stood up and held down the giant Silver Wolf that was half the height of a human, repeatedly caressing the soft silver fur of the wolf. After struggling with his thoughts, he made up his mind.
“Let’s head back to the city!”
Although it might not seem like anything, Dinosaurcerer had to swallow his pride to utter those words.
Qin Ruo sighed inwardly in his heart.
Going back to the city… is indeed the most sensible choice for them at this moment. It is obviously overreaching and just throwing a straw against the wind to fight with a Clan with only two hundred of us. It is also suicidal.
It was not easy. No one could bear leaving Devil’s Swamp, watching their enemy’s schemes come to fruition! Especially for Dinosaurcerer who made this decision—it was most certainly a painful one.
Although Qin Ruo did not have high hopes for the raid from the very beginning and did not acknowledge Dinosaurcerer’s ability, he agreed that Dinosaurcerer made the right decision.
At least he set aside his personal feelings of hatred and not continue dragging everyone into the mud with him, to pay for his actions.
It was too late to retreat!
From the moment they engaged Order of the Eight Gods Clan, this turned from Dinosaurcerer’s personal matter into a grudge between Citadel and that Clan…
Hence, when Dinosaurcerer made that suggestion, several people spoke up, refusing to.
“If you want to go back, go back on your own. We’re not done here. I’ll definitely continue engaging them. F*ck! They killed me three times—I lost two levels. I won’t leave Devil’s Swamp until I’m satisfied today!”
“Indeed! Dinosaur, you can go now! Anyway, you are red-tagged now. If you die, you can’t be resurrected, and you will lose your equipment. So it is better for you to retreat as far as possible, we can handle this… Hmph, it’s time to send some people to the Underwater Prison!”
At this moment, someone stared at Qin Ruo.
“What about you Qin Ruo? Do you and your friends want to stay?”
Qin Ruo had a bad feeling the moment he heard someone mention him. Instantly he felt more than ten pairs of eyes on him—including Gold Digger Babe and Little Kitten’s. What made it worse was even Brother Da’s eyes inadvertently displayed a glimmer of hope.
Although they said nothing, their expressions clearly showed it—hoping that he would stay and help.
Qin Ruo originally wanted to reject them since it was not really suitable for him to join such a huge battle as a Tier 3 Aquamancer… However… What could he do now?