Chapter 98: Accident?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Crafting Advanced Potions took a long time.
As Black Market Trader accepted the quest and started actively blending low-grade herbs to begin his craft quest, Qin Ruo left the inn to meet Slayer’s Heart and others who were already waiting for him at the entrance of Savis Town.
Although overseeing the end product was important, the tasks here could not be delayed either. They had to allocate their time wisely in leveling and making money as they needed to find a balance in their tasks. After all, once Black Market Trader finishes crafting, the Potions would be directly transferred to his inventory based on the requirements set by the quest, without the worry of being accidentally used.
After confirming the supplies they had, six of them left Savis Town with Slayer’s Heart leading the team and continued heading to the usual place—Aricus Underground Ruins.
Slayer’s Heart had already told the girls about Qin Ruo defeating Crackpot, and thus Qin Ruo was of course inevitably showered with words of praise.
After expressing their delight at the news, the girls were quick to think of what revenge Crackpot would come up with! After all, this time was completely different from the conflict they had back at the entrance of Aricus Ruins!
That time at the entrance of the ruins, Qin Ruo won due to his wit. Even though Crackpot was humiliated, he could still come up with something to retort. He at most loathed Qin Ruo.
However this time at Snow Domain… Qin Ruo not only defeated Crackpot who was making use of a monster that was summoned using a Mana Core. Dozens of those present back then were members of Netherspirit’s Claw who had witnessed the whole process, so it was now very hard for Crackpot to even lift his head up in Netherspirit’s Claw—as he used to say something condescending after his previous defeat.
This time the fight had not only shattered his ego but also sent him to an unprecedentedly awkward and unfavorable position…
The video of this duel was even intentionally uploaded to the forum by some people deliberately, which attracted the attention of many players on the forum—a Tier 4 Radiant Priest from Netherspirit’s Claw with the assistance of a Viridian Giantflame Wolf, was defeated by a Tier 3 Aquamancer.
‘Snow Domain, the World of Aquamancers?’ Such a title instantly caught the attention of many people, which was a huge slap in Crackpot’s face! Judging his character, he would be determined to get his vengeance!
Moreover, he would take every chance he got to take revenge on Qin Ruo whenever Qin Ruo was left alone!
In response to this situation, Slayer’s Heart proposed: regardless of what Crackpot was doing now, the only thing that Qin Ruo must do now was to boost his level—to strive to raise his level to 39 within the shortest time, followed by preparing for the Tier Advancement Quest. Once he leveled up to 40, it would be much easier to deal with this.
For this reason, Slayer’s Heart specially deposited one whole set of Gorefiend Spider Demon’s parts in the vault temporarily and would not do any quest, to fully focus on helping Qin Ruo to level up these few days.
After Qin Ruo advanced to Tier 4 and replaced his equipment there would be no need to worry too much!
The leveling speed on the second floor of the ruins was quite good. After being inside for less than two hours, the six of them replaced a party that had left and claimed a spot with the highest spawn rate which made Qin Ruo go up to Level 39.
Once the light beam of leveling up descended upon him, the girls were already grinning and congratulating him.
“Ruo Ruo, congratulations!”
“You’ve leveled up! That’s great! You’ll definitely be able to advance tomorrow, don’t forget to give us red packets after you’ve done the quest.” Other than Burning Rose, who else would have said so?
Smiling, Qin Ruo promised them.
The seven bottles of Attribute Potion he exchanged today were valuable items on the market, which somewhat motivated him. Moreover… Captain had already set aside a set of Gorefiend Spider Demon’s parts—the second set was only lacked two parts. After he advanced to the next tier, they could open it up anytime and enter the secret chamber on the third floor of the ruins. By then would he not make a lot of money again?
Meanwhile, Slayer’s Heart who was looting drops on the ground outside the cavern suddenly looked up and said, “Oh yea, Qin, there’s one thing you have to do before your advancement quest. Remember to buy a few better Tier 3 equipment at the market. It’s dangerous to do the quest with your current gear!”
“You should’ve changed them earlier, this set of equipment is bad.”
Burning Rose and others were also nodding.
Qin Ruo frowned then looked at them sheepishly. “I don’t see the need, I think the advancement quest is not so difficult too… There’s no need to waste money.” He had obtained quite a bit of information about the advancement quest. Although the Aquamancer’s Advancement Quest would differ among different classes, the level of difficulty was almost the same—he did not think it was be too much to handle.
“This may not be the case.” Violet Orchid chipped in, looking at him, and added, “Do you think the difficulty level for advancement quests are consistent? They are in fact not consistent at all. The level of difficulty of these quests are adjusted based on the ability of the players. There are slight adjustments made, whether in the form of a minor buff or nerf in most quests. The differences are usually minor enough that it becomes unnoticeable by most of the player base.”
This startled Qin Ruo who was unaware that fact.
“There’s really such a thing?”
“Mhmm. The system will set a high difficulty quest for those with strong abilities. For instance, the difficulty was extremely high when our Clan Leader and several Field Commanders did their Tier Advancement Quest! At the end, they had to face a Tier 3 Boss and Tier 3 Elite Miniboss… Oh yea, you can ask Captain regarding this. He encountered the same situation back then so he should know better!”
Qin Ruo was once again shocked at what Violet Orchid just said. He turned to look at Slayer’s Hurt only to find him shrugging then nodding in agreement.
“That’s true. However, it’s your luck if you’re assigned a quest with high difficulty level! The system won’t give you a situation which you can’t deal with… So, what you need to do is to grab the chance, and take down the Boss! The probability of a Gold Equipment being dropped is very high! This is also why I asked you to replace your gear before entering. Judging from your capability… the probability of you being given a quest with high difficulty level is higher than that of mine.” This was not him being boastful. In his opinion, even if he reached Tier 3, he would have zero chance of defeating Qin Ruo if he fought with Qin Ruo alone in Kane Jungle or the Ruins.
Qin Ruo was enthralled!
It was hard for Qin Ruo to do it if he had to waste thousands of gold coins just to do the quest, but if he invested thousands of gold coins to buy a set of intermediate-tier equipment to kill a Boss with a chance of dropping Gold Equipment… this would be a deal that he could certainly profit from!
—It’s decided then!
Still on the second floor of the Ruins after a few hours, they were all a little sleepy and thus returned to town. After bidding their farewells they went logged out. Only Qin Ruo was still hanging around the market, choosing the Tier 3 Aquamancer Equipment that he had in mind.
At this moment, he suddenly recalled.
—Isn’t there a raid with Citadel today? How come Brother Da hasn’t contacted me to tell me the situation over there after such a long time? Has something happened?