Chapter 449 – [True Lucky Hand]
Translator: Mr Voltaire
The events that transpired at the Sunrise City’s Notary Office caused the leaders of Japan’s top three guilds to completely and utterly hate Ling Chen, to the point that it was irreconcilable. All three of them issued bounties for Ling Tian and sent out all their elite squads without holding back at all. However, they had not even seen Ling Tian’s shadow for the past few days. Moreover, the gold that they lost had permanently disappeared, and the only explanation they could think of was Ling Tian.
Because they had all lost such huge sums of money, the leaders of the three guilds all complained to the Cosmos Corporation, asking them to check where the money had gone… however, their response almost made them spit out blood- the information about gold in the virtual world could not be checked, because it pertained to players’ privacy. The Cosmos Corporation also reminded them that gold wasn’t completely safe in the virtual world. In other words, there was no such thing as ‘absolute security’ of gold, and in the Mystic Moon world, it was possible that there were skills that allowed people to stealthily steal gold and items. If one’s money disappeared, it was possible that they had been the victim of such a skill, and thus the Cosmos Corporation would not take responsibility. If one wanted their gold to be safe… it was better to leave it in the bank.
After going crazy for a few days and trying all sorts of methods, they were unable to retrieve a single copper. Finally, they could only give up and increase their hatred towards Ling Tian. They were sure that Ling Tian had used some sort of method to steal their gold.
The fury of the leaders of the top three guilds was not something to be taken lightly. They sent players to search in every accessible area to look for Ling Tian.
It was a pity that Ling Chen was at a place where they had no right to enter… because he was farming LV48 monsters.
After 5 days of hard work, Ling Chen’s LV39 EXP bar was almost full. When it rose to 99.99%, Ling Chen stopped farming and quickly rushed to a safe region.
When he reached LV40, so would Xiao Hui and Leng’Er. When Xiao Hui reached LV40, his Holy Spirit’s Gift would be upgraded, and all of Ling Chen’s skills would have their level increased by 1. As such, before he levelled up, Ling Chen wanted to make sure that he spent as much of his SP as possible. After all, his skills would cost much more to level up after they are affected by Xiao Hui’s Holy Spirit’s gift.
After farming for more than a month and receiving the SP from killing a LV40 Celestial grade Boss, Ling Chen had 12,350SP. He looked through his skills and decided to spend his SP on the [Heaven Wind Technique] and [Item Manipulation Technique], two of his most useful skills.
“Ding… your skill [Heaven Wind Technique] has levelled up to LV7, your skill [Item Manipulation Technique] has levelled up to LV6.
[Heaven Wind Technique]: Current Level: LV7, Highest Level: LV10. SP to Upgrade to LV8: 8,500 SP. Ancient battle technique, after practice, it can greatly increase the ability to control any weapon. Effect: When using any weapon, damage dealt is increased by 35%. Effect does not stack with other weapon proficiency skills.
[Item Manipulation Technique]: Current Level: LV6, Highest Level: LV10. SP to Upgrade to LV7: 6600. Ancient battle technique, after practice, equipment that surpasses your current level can be equipped. Effect: Ignores any piece of equipment’s level requirement by 6 levels.
After levelling up these 2 skills, he barely had any SP left. Ling Chen once again rushed into the crowds of monsters, swinging his Twilight Spear and Great Ravager around and insta-killed a group of giant ants that had just spawned… With his incredibly high Attack Power, he could effortlessly kill normal LV48 monsters. Soon, a long-awaited system announcement sounded out in his ears.
“Ding… congratulations, you have levelled up to LV40. HP+20, MP+20, Strength+5, Agility+1, Spirit+1.”
“Ding… your pet Holy Spirit Beast ‘Xiao Hui’ has levelled up to LV40. HP+200, MP+5, Defence+20. [Holy Spirit’s Aura] has levelled up to LV9, [Holy Spirit’s Shield] has levelled up to LV3, [Holy Spirit’s Gift] has levelled up to LV3.
“Ding… your pet ‘Leng’Er’ has levelled up to LV40. MP+100, Magic Attack Power+20, Defence+10. [Darkness Spike] has levelled up to LV5, [Darkness Lock] has levelled up to LV5, [Underworld Lock] has levelled up to LV5.”
“Ding… your pet Leng’Er’s favourability towards you +1.”
“Ding… you have unlocked a new Feng Chen Murdering Heart Curse [Utter Despair Curse].”
“Ding… because of your pet Holy Spirit Beast ‘Xiao Hui’s’ skill [Holy Spirit’s Gift], your skill [Heaven Wind Technique has levelled up to LV8, [Item Manipulation Technique] has levelled up to LV7, [War God Technique] has levelled up to LV7, [Battle Soul Possession] has levelled up to LV4, [Feng Chen Technique] has levelled up to LV7, [Broken Shadow] has levelled up to LV4, [Vanishing Shadow] has levelled up to LV4, [Soul Demise] has levelled up to LV4, [Lucky Hand] has levelled up to LV5.
“Ding… your skill [Lucky Hand] is now max level and your Comprehension is higher than 10. You have unlocked the evolved skill [True Lucky Hand].”
“Ding… because of your pet Holy Spirit Beast ‘Xiao Hui’s’ [Holy Spirit’s Gift], your skill [True Lucky Hand] has levelled up to LV4.”
The final system announcement caused Ling Chen’s eyes to light up. He had stayed in the East Ocean Continent for so long just for this moment! With [Lucky Hand] reaching max level, not only could he steal even more money with it, he had also unlocked [True Lucky Hand] which allowed him to steal items! With Xiao Hui’s Holy Spirit’s Gift, the newly evolved [True Lucky Hand] instantly reached LV4!
Ling Chen immediately called out Xiao Hui and Leng’Er, and opened his stats page, excitedly looking through all of their skills. Holy Spirit Beast (Xiao Hui): Type: Beast Pet, Level: LV40, Grade: Celestial, Owner: Ling Tian.
Stats: HP: 10,000, MP: 250, Physical Attack Power: 1, Magic Attack Power: 1, Physical Defence: 1000, Hit: 1, Evasion: 1, Critical Chance: 50%, Pierce Chance: 50%, Movement Speed: 300.
Skills: [Soul Devour]- cannot be levelled up, [Holy Spirit’s Eye]- LV3.
[Holy Spirit’s Aura]: Current Level: LV9, Highest Level: LV20, Level required to upgrade to LV10: LV45, Using its Holy Spirit Aura that is void of evil and impurity to seek the protection of mother nature, upgrades the innate gifts of itself and all companions. Effect: Luck+9 and Comprehension+9 of itself along with the master and all pet companions. Effect exists even while not summoned.
[Holy Spirit’s Shield]: Current Level: LV3, Highest Level: LV5, Level required to upgrade to LV4: LV60. An invisible shield that is always protecting the surroundings of the Holy Spirit Beast’s body, can forcibly decrease all damage received by 50%. When HP is higher than 50%, will not die after receiving a lethal blow and HP will be reserved at 1. HP recovers 5% every second, after death can directly revive on the spot, HP will recover to max, will not have any losses, can revive 3 times a day.
[Holy Spirit’s Gift]: Current Level: LV3, Highest Level: LV5, Level required to upgrade to LV4: LV60. Uses Holy Spirit Force to bless the master, increasing the level of all of his/her skills. Effect: Level of all skills of master +3 (Ineffective towards skills that are already max level, directly takes effect towards new skills that appear later). Effect exists even while not summoned. Although Xiao Hui had not awakened any new skills when he reached LV40, his incredibly powerful defensive skills had levelled up, and two of his support skills had also levelled up. Every time Holy Spirit’s Gift levelled up, Ling Chen’s overall power skyrocketed.
[Leng’Er]: Type: Humanoid Pet, Level: LV40, Grade: None, Owner: Ling Tian.
[Relationship with master]: A connection created by a Soul Sacrifice Contract, which cannot be terminated. Does not need to obey her owner’s commands, and the damage taken by her will be transferred to her owner. Her level will always be equivalent to her owner’s, and will live and die with her owner.
[Favourability to owner]: 23 (closeness)
Stats: HP: ????, MP: 5000, Physical Attack Power: 1, Magic Attack Power: 1000, Defence: 500, Critical Chance: 0, Pierce Chance: 0, Movement Speed: 110. Resistances: Water: 40%, Fire: 40%, Wind: 40%, Lightning: 40%, Earth: 40%, Light: -50%, Darkness: 100%.
Passive Ability: Illusory body, ignores all physical attacks and Darkness attacks. Immune to all abnormal statuses and stat debuffs. Can float up to 100 metres high.
Skills: [Summon Undead]: LV1, [Sin Lock]: LV2, [Doll Grenade]: cannot be levelled up.
[Darkness Spike]: Current Level: LV5, max level. A Darkness element attack that uses Darkness elemental energy to create a Darkness Spike within 30 metres around the caster. Silently and stealthily pierces towards a target within 5 metres of where the Darkness Spike was formed. Base attack damage is Magic Attack Power x 300%. Upon being hit, the target has a 5% chance of instant death. Costs 30MP, no cooldown.
[Darkness Lock]: Current Level: LV5, max level. Uses Darkness energy to bind all targets within 30 metres of the caster, creating illusory chains that adds debuffs to the targets. Once bound, the targets’ Movement Speed, Attack Speed, Jumping Ability, Hit, Evasion are all decreased by 30% for 30 seconds. Costs 50MP, cooldown time: 60 seconds.
[Underworld Lock]: Current Level: LV5, max level. Uses Darkness energy to bind all targets within 30 metres of the caster, creating illusory chains that adds debuffs to the targets. Once bound, the targets cannot use active skills for 20 seconds. Costs 120MP, cooldown time: 60 seconds.
Three of Leng’Er’s skills had reached max level, but overall her strength had not increased by much. LV40 was just a normal milestone, but when Xiao Hui, Leng’Er and Ling Chen himself reached LV50, they would all become far more powerful.
Finally, Ling Chen happily looked at his levelled up skills, as well as his new skill:
[Soul Demise]: Current level: LV4, Highest level: LV30, SP required to upgrade to LV5: 150,000. A skill that can destroy souls created from one’s powerful spirit as the foundation and support. Using Soul Demise will directly attack the target’s soul. Single target attack, can be activated using both hands or through any weapon. An unseen force attacks the target’s soul, ignoring level, grade, Defence, Absolute Defence, and takes away 4% of the target’s HP and MP. This attack has Absolute Hit, and has a 0.4% chance to instant killing the target, ignoring level, grade and instant-death resistance. Costs 1 MP, can only be used three times per day. Cannot be used on the same target within 12 hours.
Lucky Hand: Current level: LV5, max level. Has evolved into [True Lucky Hand]. A godly skill that comes from the treasure creature Lucky Cat, this skill allows the user to use an unseen hand to steal away the target’s money without the target noticing. Within range, the user can steal all of the target’s money. The success rate is affected by the target’s level, grade and luck. Base success rate for stealing is (Luck x 10)%. Being able to steal without being detected is also affected by the target’s level, grade and luck. Base success rate for not being detected is (Luck x 10)%. Consumes 10 MP, cooldown time: 3 seconds.
[True Lucky Hand]: Current Level: LV4, Highest Level: LV5, SP to upgrade to LV5: 3,800,000. The evolved version of [Lucky Hand], a godly skill that comes from the treasure creature Lucky Cat. Anyone who obtains this skill will receive world-dominating theft skills that will cause people to shudder at the sound of their name. Upon use, the user can use an unseen hand to steal any item from the target. Legends say that a pinnacle True Lucky Hand can instantly steal everything a target has. However, it is said that training to the pinnacle is as difficult as reaching the heavens, and even the Lucky Cat has not been able to unleash such power. Within range, the user can steal up to 4 items of their choice from the target. The success rate is affected by the target’s level, grade and luck. Base success rate for stealing is (Luck x 4)%. Success rate is increased by 30% for an item that is known. Being able to steal without being detected is also affected by the target’s level, grade and luck. Base success rate for not being detected is (Luck x 4)%. Consumes 20 MP, cooldown time: 5 seconds.