The next day, Tolbana, the town center…
A strategic meeting was held here to discuss the strategies and preparation for taking on the 1st Floor’s floor boss .
Early in the morning, a bunch of figures already gathered after hearing about this meeting . These players are either strong, or very confident, or they had aces up their sleeves .
Unintentional or not, there are no guilds here, only organized parties . Heck, some more established parties aren’t even here .
Maybe, for them, this kind of meeting is a joke . Even large guilds and very organized parties weren’t able to enter the Boss room, what of these rag-tag bunch of misfits?
If only they know that the ones who defeated the 1st Floor boss in the original work were actually this disorganized raid group of parties…
A lot of people showed up for this meeting that was held at a fountain with a semi-circle platform . Players that had a bit of fame sat around the stairs as they looked at the platform . Some of them are busy talking to each other while waiting for the host to arrive .
When Wu Yan arrived, there were already well over thirty players here .
Everybody also noticed him the moment he came here, it’s hard not to notice someone with obviously very advanced equipment .
“That black coat, that black longsword…”
The players immediately gasped in shock .
“Wait, isn’t he the beta tester that caused an uproar near the start of this game?”
They started gossiping while glancing in his direction . They are mostly treating him with negativity .
Some distance away from him, a rather handsome black-haired youth who looked like he can become a professional sponger reacted to the words “Beta tester” and he quickly looked in Wu Yan’s direction . Just like this player, there was another player with a rapier as a weapon…
“He’s a beta tester, huh…”
The handsome youth mumbled . He didn’t treat Wu Yan with negativity like the other normal players . In fact, he looked like he could sympathize with him .
As for the hooded player, nobody could tell but the player is definitely examining Wu Yan .
After being leered by most of the players here, he started getting a bit annoyed even though he knew it would turn out like this . Maybe, he’s a bit too flashy for his own good .
Wu Yan crossed his arms as he found a place to stand . He didn’t want to see down but he did take a look around the place . It didn’t take him long to find the handsome youth who was looking at him and the hooded player not far away from him .
When Wu Yan noticed him, the sponger-looking handsome youth nodded . He’s obviously friendly but Wu Yan can’t help but be a bit surprised .
He looked like he can easily cross-dress better than women . This handsome youth was none other than the original main character of this universe, Kirigaya Kazuto, inside SAO, he is known as Kirito .
Wu Yan recalled how the original male protagonist and female protagonist took part in a meeting about raiding the 1st Floor Boss .
Oh, so that meeting was this one, then?
“If that’s the case, that hooded player must be…”
He noticed her brownish-orange chestnut hair peeking out of her hood .
That’s the original female main character of SAO, Yuuki Asuna, she used Asuna in-game as well .
He looked at Asuna and Kirito who sat not far away from each other and he lowered his head to hide an amused grin .
“This Boss fight won’t be at this rate…”
A blue-haired swordsman character walked up the stage and he started speaking after everyone piped down .
“I would like to thank everyone for coming here, I am Diavel!”
The player known as Diavel gave everyone a courteous smile .
“I identify my own job as a knight!”
Everyone started laughing out loud when they heard Diavel . Wu Yan also shook his head as he couldn’t believe someone can still crack a joke in this grim place .
SAO didn’t have a job system so most people are classified according to the type of weapon they used . If you used swords then you’re a swordsman . Of course, nobody stopped you from calling yourself a knight . There wasn’t anything to stop someone from picking up a spear and calling themselves a spears-man . It’s just a matter of weapon proficiency and adeptness with the weapons .
Diavel continued like he wasn’t joking . He reported his findings with a serious look .
“Today, my party and I discovered the Boss room for this floor in the highest floor of that labyrinth tower . ”
The other players waited for Diavel to finish his sentence .
“We have to beat the Boss to get to the 2nd floor . ”
Diavel looked very determined .
“Spread the news, tell them there’s an end to this death game . We are gathered here with this objective in mind, freeing everyone from this horrible nightmare!”
“Isn’t that right? Everyone!”
He filled this place with his determined voice . The others exchanged a look and they cheered out loud in agreement . They applauded and whistled for Diavel .
Well, Diavel has a bit of charisma, that’s for sure . He already raised the morale of the players before the boss battle, morale is an important non-measurable factor that can affect the outcome of the raid battle .
Diavel laughed and he continued in a cheerful tone .
“Good! Let’s not delay this any longer, we shall commence our strategic meeting!”
“First, you should all organize yourself into six-person parties!”
Kirito’s expression changed .
“Floor Boss shouldn’t be taken lightly, it’s almost impossible for one party to take down a floor boss by themselves . We must group up and fight together as one!”
The other players concurred so they started making parties . Wu Yan, Asuna, and Kirito are the only ones without a party at this point . Kirito is looking left and right in panic .
Kirito looked at both Wu Yan and Asuna before he started making his way towards her .
Is his harem sensor on or something? He can’t even see her face but he went for her anyway . This is just…
Kirito successfully partied up with Asuna and then he approached Wu Yan .
“Hey, erm, do you wanna party up?”
“Wu Yan turned him down with a light smile .
“It’s okay, I am not used to working in parties…”
Kirito replied with a slightly confused tone .
“But, you do know floor bosses aren’t meant for solo raids, right?”
“You mean a player can take down the boss by himself?…”
Wu Yan straightened his back and he unleashed an invisible wave of pressure that can only be felt by Kirito and Asuna . They both were taken aback by this sudden rise in pressure .
“Says you, but why can’t someone take the boss down by himself?”
Wu Yan heartily laughed .
“I am more than enough to kill the boss!”
If Wu Yan said this without showing his invisible force, both Kirito and Asuna would have treated him as a boastful person . With his dominating pressure still around, they knew he had a solid reason for claiming something like that . Hidden behind her hood, Asuna examined Wu Yan as if she’s re-assessing Wu Yan .
“Okay, I assume everyone’s done partying up?”
Diavel smiled .
“Wait just a second!”
The other players looked at the source of the nose and they saw an older-looking player with a sea urchin-like hairstyle .
The player jumped down and he climbed up the platform .
Wu Yan’s eyes flashed with intrigue when he saw this player .Please download our sponsor's game to support us!