A Message From Su’Er
Translator: Mr Voltaire
This place was quite far away from the Azure Dragon City, and there were countless high level monster territories and dangerous regions in between them. Very few people could travel from Azure Dragon City to the Vermillion Bird City at this stage of the game, and even fewer people were willing to spend their time on such a trip. As such, there would be no one there to disturb his training.
The Grey Sheep Territory was fairly vast, and there were even large herds of Grey Sheep moving together. Ling Chen was incredibly pleased and grinned. He held the Zephyr Blade in his right hand, and Soaring Cloud, which he hadn’t used in a long time, in his left. He rushed up and sent a Ling Tian Burst towards a large herd.
Bang bang bang bang bang.
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A cluster of ‘bangs’ rang out as the Zephyr Blade sent a light-green arc of light into a group of five Grey Sheep. They were all blasted away as they were insta-killed, and dropped a large patch of sheep wool and copper coins.
Although Ling Chen’s stats and level had been decreased, and was unable to use the Great Ravager, he was still able to easily insta-kill these ordinary LV20 monsters. After all, he still had the Heaven Wind Technique and War God Technique, as well as two Celestial grade weapons, and the Cancer Orb which ignored Defence and Sagittarius Orb which gave him Absolute Hit.
Seeing that someone was killing their kin, the other Grey Sheep started to charge over, raising their horns at Ling Chen. However, their fates had been sealed from the instant Ling Chen arrived. Ling Chen was able to completely destroy these sheep with one hand, let alone both hands. Whenever he attacked, two large arcs of light would shoot out, destroying all the Grey Sheep that had come close. As long as Ling Chen didn’t let down his guard, he wouldn’t be in any danger.
Ling Chen was like a tiger among the herd of sheep and rushed across the Grey Sheep Territory over and over again, from north to south, from east to west. Sheep wool fell everywhere, and bleats repeatedly rang out. Xiao Hui faithfully ran around collecting coins and potions, as well as the equipment that occasionally appeared, but didn’t pay any attention to the sheep wool.
The Grey Sheep originally filled the whole grassy plain. At the beginning, when Ling Chen had jumped into a crowd of sheep, it was the sheep charging towards him. After a few minutes, it had become Ling Chen chasing the sheep, and after a while, there were only a few sheep left… half an hour later, there was not a single sheep left- they had all become EXP for Ling Chen. Ling Chen stood in the middle of the Grey Sheep Territory, his hands holding his weapons as he looked around in annoyance. Xiao Hui lay behind him, wagging his tail happily… it wasn’t that there weren’t enough monsters here, or that they respawned too slowly, but that the speed at which he destroyed them was simply too fast. One second, one herd; the next second, the next herd. It was simply impossible for the respawn rate to keep up with him.
After a long time, a few Grey Sheep finally respawned. Ling Chen shot over like a starved wolf, and within a few seconds, the ground was once again littered with sheep wool.
From north to south, from east to west, Ling Chen killed the Grey Sheep again and again. A training area that was big enough for 20 to 30 people was monopolised by him. Despite the “Heaven’s Jealousy” debuff, killing monsters that were nine levels higher than him in large groups caused his LV11 EXP bar to fill up quickly. After killing and waiting for the Grey Sheep to respawn 20 or so times, a significantly larger Grey Sheep appeared, with two flashing stars above its head. Ling Chen didn’t even bother to look at its stats as he sent two Ling Tian Bursts over. The newly spawned Two Star Elite didn’t even get to breathe before it was reduced to a corpse.
“Ding… you have killed the LV20 Two Star Elite [Super Grey Sheep], SP+40, Fame+40.”
“Young master, we have some bad news.”
“Speak.” Long Tian Yun looked up, his face expressionless.
“It’s Ling Tian… his Fame on the Fame Rankings… has increased.” Flame Shadow stuttered.
Long Tian Yun shot up, his face dark.
Ever since that night, they had not stopped trying to track down Ling Chen. They were sure that even if Ling Chen wasn’t dead, he was most likely crippled. However, even so, the shadow that he had left on the entire Long family was simply too great, and they weren’t willing to take any risks. They simply couldn’t allow Ling Chen to keep living. After so many days, they still had not received any information, and he had also disappeared from the game world. To the Long family, this was good- after all, no news was good news. Long Tian Yun was finally able to gradually calm down- surely, that Ling Tian was dead.
“Are you sure… that it’s Ling Tian?” Long Tian Yun asked as he gnashed his teeth.
Flame Shadow quickly nodded his head, “We’re certain… he has fallen from the Player Level Rankings, but his ranking on the Fame Rankings hasn’t changed. Currently, the only person in all of China who has broken the 10,000 Fame Points barrier is Ling Tian, and his Fame just increased by 40 points. Evidently, he just finished a quest, or killed a small boss. Every person in the intelligence group can confirm this.”
Bang! Long Tian Yun smashed his fist onto the table, “He’s not dead… he’s actually not dead.”
Long Tian Yun suddenly turned to look at Flame Shadow, his eyes were like fiery pits, causing Flame Shadow to shiver, “Although he’s alive, his life isn’t going to be easy. Right now, everyone knows his face. No matter where he goes, he’ll be found by people, and will never have peace. We’ll definitely find him… he has to die.”
“Yes, yes! I know what I’m required to do. The intelligence group will give young master a satisfactory answer very soon.” Flame Shadow quickly said as he retreated.
Long Tian Yun sat back down in his chair, his face steeled. He replayed the events that had happened that night. He once again saw that blood-stained face, and those hands clamping down on his throat like they were made of steel… Long Tian Yun’s body shook as his face became pale. That time was the closest he had ever been to death, and ever since that night, he had been plagued by nightmares. If Ling Tian didn’t die, he would be forever haunted by this nightmare.
“Ling Tian… must die.”
“Ding… you have levelled up to LV12, HP+20, MP+10, Strength+5, Agility+1, Spirit+1.”
“Ding… you have levelled up to LV13…”
“Ding… you have levelled up to LV14…”
………… “Ding… you have levelled up to LV20, HP+20, MP+10, Strength+5, Agility+1, Spirit+1.”
“Ding… your pet ‘Xiao Hui’ has levelled up to LV20…”
“Ding… your humanoid pet ‘Leng’Er’ has levelled up to LV20…”
Ling Chen stayed in the Grey Sheep Territory for a whole 6 days. During those 6 days, Ling Chen did not leave the Grey Sheep Territory at all, and spent ten or so hours farming the Grey Sheep again and again. Soon, he was back at LV20, and was able to re-equip the Great Ravager.
As soon as he reached LV20, Ling Chen rushed out of the Grey Sheep Territory and sat on the ground. During that week, he had lost count of how many sheep he had killed, and he was completely sick of seeing those fat sheep and hearing their bleats. By now, he could probably mimic their bleats perfectly.
“Whew, I can’t stay in this place anymore. It’s time for me to find a new place to train. At this rate, if I use all of my time to train, I should be able to reach LV30 in 10 days by killing LV30 monsters.” Ling Chen said to himself. He then took out his communication device and checked his voice messages.
An announcement sounded out, and he saw that he had received a voice message about 2 hours ago. Ling Chen looked at it, and found that the sender… was actually Su’Er. Ling Chen immediately opened the message.
“Big brother Ling Chen, it’s Su’Er. I can’t contact you, so I decided to leave a voice message. I hope you can see this message soon. After separating with you for so many days, I really miss big brother Ling Tian. However, I can’t do anything to help you. I knew how much pain big brother Ling Tian was going through, but I couldn’t do anything about it. But… but, big brother Ling Tian is the strongest and the best, so I’m sure everything will go well for you. I will pray for big brother Ling Tian every day, and pray that I can meet you again soon.”
Ling Chen: “……”
“Big brother Ling Tian, on the day you left, I met two grandpas. One of them said he was your master, and said that he was called Xiao Feng Chen. The other one is now my master. That day, they mentioned you, and said that you needed their help. And so, I left with my master, and went to a place called the “Heaven’s Secrets Mountain’, and joined the “Heaven’s Secrets Sect”. Master has been passing on to me the power of Heaven’s Secrets. This power is very mysterious and unbelievable and I can’t believe that it exists. Master didn’t trick me at all. These days, I’ve finally been able to see a bit of Heaven’s Secrets, and can see some simple things. I also saw the things that big brother Ling Tian are looking for… they’re 15 orbs that can glow. Big brother Ling Tian has obtained 4 so far, and still has 11 to go…”
“Of these 11 orbs, one of them is at a place ‘past the eerie mountain ridge in the east, within a mysterious palace’.”
“Master said that I’m still in the Foundation Phase, so I shouldn’t recklessly reveal Heaven’s Secrets, otherwise I’ll receive divine punishment. If I have to use it, I can only use it very, very sparingly. I’ll definitely work hard, so that by the time I can see Heaven’s Secrets again, I’ll find the next orb for big brother Ling Tian. Make sure to send me voice messages, big brother Ling Tian.”
Ling Chen jumped to his feet and looked to the east.
Su’Er… Heaven’s Secrets Sect… the successor that Daoist Tian Qing was looking for was actually Su’Er, and she had actually gone with him.
This was an incredible coincidence.
Past the eerie mountain ridge in the east, within a mysterious palace… so that was the place where she saw one of the Lunar Scourge’s Orbs.
East… eerie mountain ridge…
Wait a second, the Lonely Spirit Ridge was in the east, and it was an incredibly eerie mountain ridge.
Past the eerie mountain ridge in the east… within a mysterious palace… could it be that past the Lonely Spirit Ridge, there was another region?