Chapter 2 – The Killer Of Dung Beetles
A sudden sound was heard.
Luo Tian looked left and right and said to himself: “Where did that sound come from?”
Ma Tong’s eyes widened as he kicked out again and cursed: “What noise you damn dog thing. If you don’t hurry up, this daddy will stomp you to death!”
“Did I really imagine that sound?”
Luo Tian shook his head and was just about to continue walking when a large amount of data coursed through his brains.
“Congratulations to player Luo Tian, you’ve killed a Dung Beetle. You’ve gained 1 experience point, 0 profound energy…”
“Congratulations to player Luo Tian for activating the Leveling System. Would you like to view the Character Profile?”
“Congratulations player Luo Tian for activating the Novel’s Cultivation Reward System. Would you like to view the rewards criteria?”
“What what, what’s going on?”
A series of electronic tones sounded in his mind. Luo Tian was in a daze and numbly nodded and said: “View.”
As he willed it, the system in his mind opened.
Player: Luo Tian
Profound Energy: 0
Cultivation Skills: None
Unique Skills: None
“The heavens haven’t forsaken me and have actually given me a leveling system. I’m rich; I’m going to be rich! Hahaha…” Luo Tian was so excited that he started laughing out loud. That Ma Tong to the side got scared from the sudden laughter, and looked at Luo Tian while thinking he had finally gone crazy.
Luo Tian’s excited face and his mad laughter really made him look like he had become crazy.
Luo Tian had read numerous online novels and clearly knew what those sounds represented.
He had no doubt about the use of this system!
This was a system similar to a video game!
To an otaku of earth, being able to cultivate was like a mythical tale. Whatever dantian or profound energy, they will be clueless about it except for reading in the novels. But when it came to video games, all otaku’s of earth will be familiar with it.
Killing monsters, doing quests, and grinding were all too familiar subjects!
Luo Tian was originally depressed when he realized his dantian had been crippled. Someone in this world that cannot cultivate is lower than an ant, and would be ridiculed, insulted, and even beaten up. They didn’t even have the most basic dignity of a human being.
There was only one way to change all of this, become stronger!
Wanting to change everything when you cannot cultivate was impossible. Luo Tian had wanted to run away from the Luo family, escape from Jade Mountain City and find a deserted place to live.
But everything has changed now!
He now possessed the Leveling System so wanting to cultivate and break through was no longer a problem!
Luo Tian’s heart had strengthened and said to himself: “I don’t understand how to cultivate or make breakthroughs, but killing monsters and leveling up is something I can definitely do.”
“Damn Ma Tong!”
“Luo Yue and Zhu Mei you two shit heads, damn Luo Jianshan, damn the whole Luo family! Each of you just wait for this daddy!”
Luo Tian clenched his fists and a chilling light briefly flashed in his eyes. A strong sense of confidence burst forth from him as if he had completely changed into another person.
Ma Tong who was to the side seemed to have felt a different aura come from Luo Tian. With a slightly stunned gaze, he glanced at Luo Tian. So what if he seemed to have changed, what can he do when he’s still a freaking trash?
Once your dantian has been crippled, there’s no way you can stand back up in your entire lifetime!
Ma Tong kicked out and cursed: “Stop with your crazy shit, why aren’t you cleaning the stables for me yet?”
Luo Tian staggered from the kick and almost fell to the ground. He turned around and angrily stared at Ma Tong about to say something when he heard a sound go off in his mind.
“A quest has been received - Clean the stables. Completing the task will result in 30 experience points. Will you accept it?”
Luo Tian was about to curse back at Ma Tong when he realized a few words by Ma Tong would actually give him a quest. This caused his anger to immediately cool down. Seeing that you had given me a quest, this daddy will give you some face and tolerate you a little longer. Luo Tian then replied with his thought: “Accept!”
It’s fortunate that Luo Tian didn’t curse at Ma Tong or else he would’ve received another round of beating.
He had to endure this!
Before he has achieved adequate strength, he can’t show his temper that easily. Ma Tong was a Profound Pupil of the 3rd Rank, someone that he cannot take on.
He had to quickly level up and not allow someone in charge of the stables to pick on him. He’s losing too much face over this.
Luo Tian cried in his heart before grabbing a broom and cleaning up the place.
In the process of cleaning the place, he didn’t let any of the dung beetles rolling the horse manure go. Even though it was only a bit of experience, Luo Tian was not going to let even half a point slide by.
“Congratulations to player Luo Tian for killing a Dung Beetle. You have grained 1 experience point, 0 profound energy…”
The System would occasionally make an announcement like this here and there.
His experience increased 1 point at a time. Luo Tian didn’t let miss a single corner and an hour later, the stables was cleaned to the point of looking like new.
“Steward Ma, the stables have been cleaned. Are there anymore tasks for me?” Luo Tian ran over to Ma Tong in an obedient manner while thinking to himself: “This should be considered turning in the quest right?”
Ma Tong left his room and looked around before showing surprise in his eyes. He was hoping to find something wrong so he could curse Luo Tian out, but after seeing how clean the stables were, he couldn’t find a single thing wrong. Ma Tong then coldly glanced at Luo Tian and said: “Don’t even think you can rest after doing this. Go to the back mountains and cut 10 stones (140lbs) worth of fresh grass for the horses. If you can’t complete this before the sky gets dark, I will break your legs.”
“Congratulations to player Luo Tian for completing the Cleaning the stables quest. You have received 30 experience points as a reward.”
“You have received a new quest - Cut 10 stones of fresh grass for the horses. Completing the quest will reward you with 50 experience points. Will you accept?”
“I’m definitely accepting.”
“50 experience points is a huge amount man, I’ll be counting on it to level up.”
Luo Tian was ecstatic as he picked up a straw basket from the stables and rushed out of the building. Just as he exited, he noticed a dung beetle working hard rolling horse manure. Luo Tian’s lips curved up and formed a smile, “Brother dung beetle, I’m sorry but this brother has to sacrifice you in order to level up.”
The dung beetle paused and looked up at Luo Tian, revealing a look that it was just passing through.
Luo Tian stomped down with his foot.
There was a “splat” sound.
“Congratulations to player Luo Tian for killing a Dung Beetle. You have received 1 experience point, 0 profound energy.”
“Congratulations to player Luo Tian for killing 70 Dung Beetles and gaining the title ‘Killer of Dung Beetles.’ You have been rewarded with 10 experience points.”
“Killer of Dung Beetles…”
Luo Tian almost laughed out loud, this title was too f*cking awesome!
The System suddenly made another alert sound.
“Congratulations to player Luo Tian for leveling up. Your current level is the 1st rank of the Profound Pupil realm.
“I’ve leveled up?”
Luo Tian’s spirit started trembling and his original body covered in injuries was instantly healed up. Luo Tian no longer felt any pain. He couldn’t help happily speaking to himself: “This is exactly like a video game, leveling up will refill all the stats. Hahaha…”
He wasn’t even finished being happy when a series of alerts sounded off in his mind.
“Congratulations to player Luo Tian for leveling up. You will receive martial skills from novels as a reward: Thunder Tiger Fists, Eight Desolate Fists, Vertical Cloud Aura. You may only select one, please make a selection.”
Luo Tian was stunned.
Once he heard “martial skills from novels,” he even forgot that he was busily killing dung beetles.
“What’s this about martial skills from novels?” Luo Tian said to himself.
With a thought, he opened the System’s screen.
Description of martial skills from novels: Upon reaching appropriate levels, the player will be rewarded with martial skills. The martial skills are all used by main characters of certain novels.
“No wonder I felt the names of those martial skills seemed familiar. So they are the skills that certain main characters have used in the novels.” Luo Tian was shocked, but then started searching the system for the names of the novels. It was no big deal when he didn’t know, but once Luo Tian found it, he was in complete awe.
These novels were all inside the folder of Luo Tian’s computer.
These novels were all the hottest during their times, and all the main characters had become overpowered existences. To be able to cultivate their martial skills...
Stellar Transformation’s Qin Yu…
Coiling Dragon’s Linley…
Shen Mu’s Chen Nan…
Everything was there, all those novels that blew up the internet.
All the martial skills those main characters had learned were very powerful, but Luo Tian couldn’t understand some of the martial skills for several unique novels.
The rare classic, The Plum in the Golden Vase...
That Ximen Qing in The Plum in the Golden Vase’s Ximen Qing, what is the name of the martial skill he cultivated?
“Can I call it Transform Into Bigger And Thicker Invincible Vigorous King Kong Divine Skill?” Luo Tian smiled evilly as he glanced at his crotch, “If that was the case, then in the future… thinking about this is getting me super excited!” ¹ Luo Tian’s heart was trembling in joy so much that he became dazed. “With this many awesome martial skills, let’s see who will dare to show off in front of me, I’ll play them to death!”
The next moment...
Luo Tian contemplated for a few seconds and chose the Thunder Tiger Fists.
The System immediately made an alert.
“Congratulations to player Luo Tian for selecting the Thunder Tiger Fists. Would you like to cultivate that now?”
“Congratulations to player Luo Tian for successfully learning the skill.
Martial Skill: Thunder Tiger Fists
System Tip: The level 1 reward has been completed. The second reward will be at the Profound Pupil 5th rank, and the rewarded martial skill will be - Berserk!
“Berserk? The novel Invincible Level Up’s Violent King Kong Ape’s divine skill?”
¹ - The special skill of the main character of The Plum in the Golden Vase is being very good at sex.