Chapter 77: Meat Vendor
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The Adamantite Centipedes quickly crawled back to join the Stygianlock Centiking on the battlefield after killing the four Bandits. Qin Ruo had already made a speedy retreat to a spot ten meters away, and was preparing to return to town. At that time, he gave a sigh of relief.
Who would have known that the Stygianlock Centiking would be so cunning. It did not even hesitate to use its own body as bait to fool around with the team of players. Not only did it tear apart the Beastblood Berserkers’ line of defense, but it also killed the four Bandits who tried to steal the Violetjade Fruit in one go. Qin Ruo felt a lingering fear as he thought of this.
If he had acted on impulse earlier, he would have been the one who died under the Adamantite Centipedes’ needles!
However, the current situation was quite good!
Qin Ruo’s Elemental Perception: Water swept the whole area, clearly grasping all the signs of movement within a few hundred meters. After the Stygianlock Centiking’s two capable cadres were summoned, not only were the four Bandits killed, the team of players on the other side was also messed up by the Stygianlock Centiking. They could no longer pose a threat to the Boss, and it was only a matter of time before the whole team was wiped out…
It was like reaching into a fire to pick out a coal, only to burn your hand!
After he waited until the two batches of centipedes behind him had also joined in on the player-killing on the battlefield, Qin Ruo confirmed his own safety and clenched his teeth. Twenty meters from the Illuminating Crystal, he condensed a flat, circular block of ice.
The ice was white in color. It gave off a faint chill and did not reflect any light. If this had been a few minutes ago, the presence of such a block of ice in the Illuminating Crystal’s range of illumination would have certainly drawn the attention of the players on the opposite. But now, all of them were attracted to the Stygianlock Centiking, Adamantite Centipedes and a large number of other centipedes, so who would have noticed such a non-eye-catching block of ice?
No one even saw that an ice block glided out of the darkness and collided with another ice block on the ground, before it shot off, hitting the green Illuminating Crystal squarely…
Hearing the Illuminating Crystal make a slight sound and seeing it roll a few meters away, Qin Ruo balled his fists in excitement as the Violetjade Fruit was now out of the range of illumination.
Hehe, it looks like the billiard techniques I learned in school are not completely gone.
Not daring to slow down, he quickly crouched down in front of the Violetjade Fruit and started his Gathering.
The next few seconds were like torture to Qin Ruo. He anxiously worked on the fruit, fearing that someone or the centipedes would burst in. Finally, he achieved his goal, and after putting the Violetjade Fruit into his backpack, Qin Ruo quickly opened the Town Portal Scroll and left Centipede Cavern.
Qin Ruo knew very well that the fact he was able to survive until now was all thanks to the environment there, his Elemental Perception: Water ability, and also the clan party. If they had not “voluntarily” attracted the Stygianlock Centiking’s attention, he would not have been daring enough to gather the Violetjade Fruit under the Stygianlock Centiking’s very nose.
The situation in the cavern was extremely dangerous at that moment. There were only less than twenty players left and the Stygianlock Centiking could find out that the Violetjade Fruit had been stolen at any time. If Qin Ruo did not leave right away, he would not be able to escape even he wanted to later.
Whitewater Town was full of people now.
On the streets, outside of town, there were troops from all clans. They were all fully armed and appeared ready for war. There were even lots of players who seemed to have just gotten wind of the news, and they kept hurrying out of the warp portal.
A huge flow of people formed by multiple groups of players came out of town and headed toward west. Looking at this spectacular scene, Qin Ruo could not help but sweat. Wow, when did the small Whitewater Town gain such popularity? At least twenty clan parties had walked past him that time.
Moreover, compared to the clan party he encountered in Centipede Cavern, these parties were considered latecomers. This clearly showed the attraction power of an Overlord!
However, Qin Ruo could also see that most of these parties had never encountered an Overlord before, especially a Tier 4 Overlord, so they may have just come along to join in on the fun. There were rumors that these Bosses could drop extremely rare Dark Gold Equipment and even Legendary Equipment, naturally attracting countless Clans to go after it.
Unfortunately, even the clan party members varied in strength. Most of them were far behind compared to the clan party in Centipede Cavern… Some of the teams only had a few Gold Equipment and that was all! With only such a level of strength, they still went into Centipede Cavern to challenge the Stygianlock Centiking…
To put it crudely, these people simply did not know what death was!
After lamenting inwardly, Qin Ruo soon left Whitewater Town.
Shortly after, a big row broke out in Whitewater Town.
Fuming with rage, the Savage Berserker who came out of Centipede Cavern led hundreds of clan members to hunt the Bowmaster who was responsible for hiring the group of people as well as the Bandits. In a fit of rage, he demanded them to surrender the stolen Violetjade Fruit.
However, the Bowmaster also had a supporting clan. Ever since he was driven out of Centipede Cavern, he had been restraining his anger as he could not find a way to vent. So, when the Savage Berserker and his people turned up, a fierce battle, which lasted for hours broke out! As for the Boss in Centipede Cavern, it was said that a member from Bauhinia Clan seized it, and it was only killed after lots of members died for it. Rumors had it that the member also looted the equipment of countless players.
The members of the Seven Great Leagues turned out to be the final winners. Naturally, nobody cared about the Violetjade Fruit’s mysterious disappearance since raw materials for potions were not as attractive as Dark Gold Equipment…
Qin Ruo, who left Whitewater Town took the eight Black Dragonfly Herbs, four Earth Essences and the Tier 3 Violetjade Fruit, which use was unknown, to his usual sales outlet—the shop opened by the merchant player.
When the shop owner saw Qin Ruo heading straight to the counter, his eyes lit up and asked with a smile, ” You’re half an hour late today. Did you hunt for any good stuff?”
Upon hearing the words “good stuff”, several male and female players looked at him, obviously interested.
Qin Ruo was distracted for a while, confused about the shop owner’s warm hospitality. But he soon remembered the craving look on the shop owner’s face when he asked for the wolf meat…
After hesitating for a while, Qin Ruo took out a few pieces of the Wind Spirit Fox’s leg meat and put them on the table with a thud!