City Creation Token
Translator: Mr Voltaire
“Little master, why did you leave like that?”
Qi Yue couldn’t help but ask as Ling Chen walked out of the Dwarves’ territory.
“Although the Dwarves cannot leave because of their ancestors’ instructions, it’s evident that they want to leave. No one would enjoy living in such conditions. Especially after eating the flatbread and drinking the seafood soup that little master brought. Moreover, although each of those three requirements are incredibly difficult to fulfil, hasn’t little master fulfilled them already? Does little master know just how valuable it would be for the Dwarves to follow you? Back then, many races wanted to make them their slaves.”
“Mm, I know the value of the Dwarves. Although their clan has gone into decline, talent isn’t something that can disappear so easily, and nor is it something other clans can simply gain. It’s just that…” Ling Chen looked at the mountain behind him, then looked towards the Azure Dragon City as he slowly said, “It’s just that there’s someone more suitable than me to do this…”
He didn’t explain himself to Qi Yue, but instead yelled towards the mountain that the Mountain Giant had transformed into, “Mountain Giant, in about half a month, one of my friends will come here. She will come to save the Dwarves you are protecting, so please don’t stop her. I’m sure her aura will not be displeasing to you.”
There was no reaction from the Mountain Giant. ……………………
Two days later.
After Xiao Qi and Su’Er left, Yun Meng Xin, who didn’t want to return to the Yun Family, could only live by herself. Until Mu Bing Yao recovered and returned, she would be living alone. But then again, she knew that Mu Bing Yao seemed to be there to protect her under Ling Chen’s orders.
In the game world, the Li family financial group’s skyscraper in the prime area had finally finished construction. Every day, Yun Meng Xin and Li Xiao Xue would discuss future plans together. The other thing Yun Meng Xin would do every day was to check the storehouse. This was because Ling Chen had told her to often check the storehouse, as he would often send things there. As such, she would check the storehouse at least three times every day. Every item she received from Ling Chen was quite valuable. The equipment spoke for themselves, and the water from the Fairy Fountain was simply game-breaking.
This morning, the first thing she did was to check the storehouse. This time, she had received more items than on any other day.
20 or so pieces of equipment, a few teleport scrolls, a hand-drawn blueprint, a gold token, 2 rocks, and a red metal that weighed tens of kilograms, as well as an ordinary-looking pan… there were many, many things. There was also a scroll with a long message from Ling Chen. These things were…
Yun Meng Xin picked up the gold token, as it was the most eye-catching out of all of the items. Seeing the name of the token, her hand trembled…
“This… This is…”
Yun Meng Xin’s peaceful heart was sent into turmoil, and it took her a while to confirm that she wasn’t hallucinating. She immediately put the gold token away, and examined each item carefully. Every item caused her to become more and more excited.
Finally, she picked up the scroll with Ling Chen’s message to her. It was incredibly long… Yun Meng Xin read every word, and took a long time to finish reading it, then spent some time digesting what she had just read. She put the scroll away, closed her eyes and tried to calm herself down.
“Such inconceivable things can actually happen in the world…”
“Ling Tian, I don’t know what you’re looking for, or where you are, but you haven’t given up Heart’s Dream or me… thank you…”
“This time, you’ve given me a miraculous opportunity. For myself, and for you, as well as Qi Qi, Su Su, Bing Yao, Shui Ruo and Tian Tian… I will definitely succeed!!”
Returning to the Li family financial group’s skyscraper, Yun Meng Xin told Li Xiao Xue that she was going on a holiday. She didn’t tell Li Xiao Xue why, and after asking once, Li Xiao Xue didn’t ask anymore.
After leaving the Li family financial group’s skyscraper, Yun Meng Xin went to the Azure Dragon City’s Book Basilica.
The Azure Dragon City’s Book Basilica was extremely big, and took up countless thousands of square metres. There were innumerable books within it about almost everything. However, it was almost empty with very few players inside it. There were countless books in the real world; even if someone spent their whole life reading, they would only be able to read perhaps 0.001% of all the books. Who would waste their time reading books in a virtual game?
Yun Meng Xin picked up a book that was 1 metre tall, half a metre wide and 30 centimetres thick. On the cover, 3 large words were carved: Forgotten Continent Chronicles.
Starting from the first page, Yun Meng Xin began to read in earnest. On the first day, she read from morning until night. She forgot the time, and even forgot to ate. At night, Mu Bing Yao called her to have dinner, after which she immediately returned to continue reading. Days passed…
For the next 10 days, Yun Meng Xin spent all of her time within the Book Basilica, reading the Forgotten Continent Chronicles.
10 days later.
After leaving the Book Basilica, Yun Meng Xin realised that 10 days had passed. 10 days and 10 nights was not enough to finish the entire Forgotten Continent Chronicles, but she had read from the demi-god era to the thousand years after the Fairy Clan had sealed themselves away. When closing her eyes, she could recall all of the information that she had read. She was not only a devastating beauty, but was incredibly intelligent and had a brilliant mind.
Upon returning to the Li family financial group’s skyscraper, Yun Meng Xin met up with Li Xiao Xue. Seeing that Yun Meng Xin was finally back, Li Xiao Xue asked in curiosity, “Meng Xin, I heard that you spent the past 10 days in the Book Basilica. Can you tell me what you were doing there?”
She didn’t believe that Yun Meng Xin would simply waste time like that. However, Yun Meng Xin did not answer, and instead directly said, “Xiao Xue, I want to borrow some money from you.”
“Oh?” Li Xiao Xue raised her eyebrow.
“I need $70 billion!” Yun Meng Xin said this astronomical figure calmly, “Only you can lend me this much money in such a short period of time. I’m sure you have the ability to do so.”
“$70 billion?” Li Xiao Xue frowned. Even for the Li family financial group, this wasn’t a small sum of money. She looked at Yun Meng Xin and calmly said, “I am able to lend you $70 billion – in fact, I can lend you many times more than that. However, I need a reason. You need to know that although my Li family financial group supports the Skyfall Dynasty, we only give them around $20 billion every year. With the Skyfall Dynasty’s power and fame, they deserve that much money. Meng Xin, I really like you, but I, the Loulan Queen, am first and foremost a businessperson. I will not willingly take a loss, no matter what.”
Yun Meng Xin smiled, “Xiao Xue, don’t worry. If I didn’t have a good reason, how could I ask you for so much money? However… Xiao Xue, I can only tell this reason to you. No matter if you accept or reject my offer, please don’t tell this to anyone else… alright?”
“Alright,” Li Xiao Xue nodded, “Without Meng Xin’s permission, I won’t tell anyone else.”
“That’s good enough for me,” This sentence revealed how much Yun Meng Xin trusted Li Xiao Xue. She took out a gold token, and handed it to Li Xiao Xue, “Xiao Xue, have a look at this.”
Li Xiao Xue looked at the gold token, and her eyes widened as she exclaimed, “This! This is…”
“That’s right,” Yun Meng Xin nodded, “It’s a City Creation Token! There’s only 1 in every Region. The token that allows a player to create a city – a capital city, no less. No matter how strong a guild is, that’s all they’ll ever be – a guild. Whoever has the City Creation Token can become the Mayor of a city; a King or Queen, even! They’ll be a Royal among players!”
Li Xiao Xue was blown away. Indeed, this was a City Creation Token, but only one would appear in every Region. Furthermore, they were incredibly rare, and had ridiculously low drop rates. Only Heaven’s End grade and above monsters could drop them! Heaven’s End… even in the late stages of the game, it was almost impossible to take down Heaven’s End grade monsters. City Creation Tokens had only appeared in the past when most players had reached max level.
And yet, in such a short period of time, Yun Meng Xin had obtained a City Creation Token! This was simply inconceivable.
“Your reason is a pretty big one,” Li Xiao Xue said slowly, “But this reason isn’t quite enough. Meng Xin, you should know that a City Creation Token is a double-edged sword. It can bring a person immeasurable fame and fortune, but also disaster. Have you thought about what would happen if it was discovered that you were building a city? Countless people and powers would try to stop you from creating your city, and steal the City Creation Token from you. What can you do to stop them as a single person? It is possible that in the end, your City Creation Token, as well as the money you invest and your efforts will all disappear. Also, even if you end up building your city, without enough fame and something to attract players… you might just be left with a dead city.”
Li Xiao Xue’s words were sharp and to the point. Yun Meng Xin listened to her quietly, then smiled. She took out a long scroll and handed it to Li Xiao Xue, “What Xiao Xue said is completely correct. However, what about this?”
Li Xiao Xue took the scroll, and quickly read through it. Her face completely changed, and she looked at Yun Meng Xin, then stared at the scroll as she read through it again. She exhaled, and immediately said in excitement, “If all of this can be fulfilled… on top of the $70 billion, I’ll give you another $80 billion! $150 billion in total! If that’s not enough, I can give you $200 billion in total! However, the precondition is that the things in this scroll have to be fulfilled!”
“Sure, it’s a deal then,” Yun Meng Xin stretched out her hand to Li Xiao Xue, and the two jade-white hands came together, “I’ll give you an answer within five days… I believe that you won’t be disappointed.”