Chapter 80: Enemies on a Narrow Road
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
This once again proved that some people were just miserable ruffians. These wretches would look down on you when you attempt to talk to them nicely. But should you raise your tone and sound fierce, they would actually listen to you obediently.
Grandiose Dragon and Blue Princess were basically such people…
In their following conversation, Violetmoon Devilite told Qin Ruo about the location of the Frost Lotuses in detail. The location of the Frost Lotuses was actually not far from the Party’s location. The ice boulders in their surroundings were all in a jumble. The area’s terrain was also extremely complicated. Because of that, the Frost Lotuses were not easy to spot. Violetmoon Devilite was also the very first person to agree with Qin Ruo’s suggestion. Under the circumstances where the other Party did not know about the location of the Frost Lotuses and the group’s purpose, it would be very difficult for the Frost Lotuses to even cross the Party’s mind.
That was why the proposal voiced out by Qin Ruo had a very high success rate!
In the meantime, what they needed to do was just as Qin Ruo had instructed. Find an excuse… that would allow them to stay in the middle of the gigantic ice boulders without arousing any suspicion from the other Party.
The four of them came up with several suggestions, but their suggestions were abandoned because they were either not confident enough to carry them out or they would end up raising suspicion.
Eventually, Qin Ruo could not help it anymore. The four people around him had such poor imaginations. Had they been sitting in the office for too long, that they became dumb? Even a child could have come up with better suggestions. It was really killing him to the that he rubbed his forehead in frustration.
Feeling impatient, he said, “Don’t overthink things. Just tell them that this is your regular spot to grind your levels…” Once he gave them this simple explanation, his proposal unexpectedly received all four approvals.
This was in fact, a very famous name! In H&G, that was actually the name of a member who belonged to Netherspirit’s Claw Clan under Netherspirit’s Claw League.
The Level 43 Beastblood Berserker, “Ironjail River” was a Northerner who was over the age of thirty. He was indeed worthy of his title and reputation.
Since he joined the game, he had been following the footsteps of the League. He took part in countless battles whether they were small battles or huge ones. He relied on a set of good equipment and added all Attribute Points to his Vitality. His combat skills were also not bad in the least as he won some fame among 50,000 high-tier members of the League. As a result, many of his friends in the Clan would normally not forget about inviting him to tag along whenever they formed a Party to lay siege on a Boss!
But then again, Ironjail River had been a lot unluckier than usual for the past two days. In several consecutive battles to lay siege on a Boss, he and his party members had suffered the fate of being completely wiped out. By the end of it, the levels of all members in his Party had dropped. Even his own level had now dropped from Level 46 to Level 43. As he could no longer wear a lot of the equipment he used to equip himself with, he was forced to follow the level-grinding Party to farm snow monsters in the snowy area.
To be honest, Ironjail River disliked leveling up. He had been playing the game for a pretty long time and he had been immersed in the passion of competing against Bosses in close quarters. He was also deeply fascinated by that life, which was filled with such passion, and his hot blood would surge through his veins! In contrast, grinding to level up was pretty dull and uninteresting—during that time, the Beastblood Berserker did not even need to take any action as he only needed to sit by the side and obtain the Experience Points shared with him. That was why he could only stare blankly at things most of the time.
However, he would not be able to continue battling Bosses without better equipment. He had no choice but to give in to his fate and stay in the Party. He was breathing out hot air while enjoying the snowy scenery around him.
Suddenly, a light flashed across his eyes!
Pretty lady alert!
And there were two of them coming over this time…
Ironjail River behaved like he just saw an idle torch in the middle of winter. It was obvious he did not care that two more handsome players with pretty faces were following the two pretty ladies. He threw his solid chest out like a horny male dog as he tried to show his flirtatious nature as a man.
The two ladies and two guys who were walking over towards him were in fact Qin Ruo and the others. Grand Magi stayed behind for the moment.
As soon as they got a little closer, they were able to see that an unusually mighty-looking Beastblood Berserker had come up to them like a door god, greeting them. The four of them instantly felt greatly surprised. What shocked them even more was the insignia that the man wore on his chest!
The four of them were stunned!
Violetmoon Devilite and the other two revealed heavy expressions on their faces at the same time. They did not expect to actually run into people from Netherspirit’s Claw. They were in distress for a moment—the situation would become inconvenient if Ironjail River and his Party members were able to see through their “performance”. As for Qin Ruo… when he saw the insignia of Netherspirit’s Claw on the man’s chest, he instantly poured endless grievance on himself. What lousy luck is this?! This is really the definition of ” enemies on a narrow road” 1 !
Just as he began to wonder if he should immediately turn around and flee, Violetmoon Devilite turned her large beautiful eyes around and revealed a lovely expression on her face. She then voluntarily went up to the man and greeted him.
“Big brother! I’ve been leveling up here for a long time with a few friends of mine. We only left for a brief moment earlier. Could… could you and your fellow brothers step aside for us, please?” In order to prevent them from seeing through the “performance”, which she and her Party members had rehearsed, Violetmoon Devilite chose to take the initiative to make the first move. But what she did not realize was, Qin Ruo would be forced to put on a bold face as he moved in.
‘Motherf*cker… Bring it on then! If there’s any danger, I can just fly back to the city directly!’
Holding that thought in mind, Qin Ruo also lifted his chest and followed on the others as they walked up to the man.
After Ironjail River saw that Violetmoon Devilite had walked over to him and took the initiative to talk to him, he could not help but quietly shout “that felt good” to himself. He felt many times more dignified. However, once he figured out the meaning behind the lady’s words, his face instantly froze…
This girl was really straight to the point. Only four of them came up to him and these four people actually requested him and his Party “brothers” to move to another spot… Could she not see that he was actually a member of Netherspirit’s Claw Clan? If it were the other two guys standing behind her who said those words in his face, he would have quickly kicked and sent the two of them flying.
With the thought of having a tender heart for the fairer sex or pretty girls, Ironjail River shook his head like a magnanimous man.
“I’m afraid that won’t do. I could agree to that, but my brothers over there would not…”
Violetmoon Devilite seemed upset by the look in her eyes; she looked sad. With her little petite body, she appeared even more pitiful, like a little girl who was being bullied. The few men around her found it unbearable for a moment. Even Qin Ruo and Grandiose Dragon who were in the know could not help but scream internally.
Ironjail River’s heart ached with pity for her when he saw her response. He almost acted on impulse and called the shots to clear the area and give the spot to them. Then he would request the lady to present herself to him…
At that time, Blue Princess was the only person who did not really feel anything. She opened her mouth and picked up the conversation thread.
“Are you sure you really can’t help? We promised our friends we could grind our levels here… They’re about to arrive…”
“Help us, please.”
Violetmoon Devilite bit her lower lip with the edge of her white, even teeth. Looking hopeful, she gazed upon Ironjail River with her large, pitiful eyes. She was also attempting to attract Ironjail River with her “electrifying” eyes. At a young age like this, she was indeed filled with “electrifying” charm. Qin Ruo sighed with emotion as he looked at Ironjail River’s old face, which turned so red that blood was about to drip from it. The man was probably quietly screaming to himself.
“It’s… still a no.”
Ironjail River felt a little dizzy as he cast his eyes to the side in embarrassment. He no longer dared to continue making eye contact with Violetmoon Devilite.
However, when he looked to the side, his eyes coincidentally rested on Qin Ruo. He was startled at first before his gaze suddenly turned sharp! After carefully looking at Qin Ruo from top to bottom, he enunciated each and every one of his words very carefully.
“You’re that Aquamancer, Qin Ruo!”