A Quiet Village – Chapter 18 (Magician Equipment)
In a blink of an eye, three hours had passed, my stomach had been ‘growling’ too. Few minutes ago, Lu Xue Han had at last risen to Level 10. She was delighted to tell me she had entered the top 10,000 world ranking!
A bit more, I would also rise to Level 13, but I didn’t worry about it. There weren’t many wolves left outside. And calculating that since last time I slayed the gray wolf leader, it had already been 12 hours. This little BOSS should have re-spawned already.
After slaying the rest of the pack, I took Lu Xue Han around the rocks. There, the gray wolf leader was already sitting on a big stone.
“OMG, it’s the BOSS~” Lu Xue Han exclaimed loudly.
I laughed, “That’s right. I’ll go first, and you should also attack a few times. If possible, you should deal the last hit.”
“Yes.” Lu Xue Han nodded.
I rushed immediately, using the [Heavy Strike] at once. It even dealt a critical hit!
‘244!’ Lu Xue Han looked at the number with her small mouth wide open. I was also surprised. Chopping one more time, ‘119!’, this time it was a normal hit!
With my current Attack and Defense, we would not need to hide in the crevice anymore to rest. And since there was a little beauty on my side, I had to act more like an expert in front of her. Besides, with Lu Xue Han’s Attack which wasn’t low either, the gray wolf leader’s health bar dropped quite fast.
After about ten minutes, the wolf leader’s only had its last bit of health left, where I still had less than 1/3 health. I was indeed strong enough already…
“Lu Xue Han, you should attack. I will protect you!”
Complying to my instruction, Lu Xue Han immediately went all out against the wolf leader. With her ‘White Fist Elegant Legs’ style of fighting, once again the wolf leader fell helplessly. Only this time, it died at the hand of this little Cleric sister.
“It dropped an equipment, yay!” Lu Xue Han let out a cry of surprise but didn’t pick it up immediately.
I understood why Lu Xue Han was hesitating. She must think that in this BOSS fight, I was the one who actually brought it down. So, naturally, the equipment should belong to me.
Saying nothing, I pick up the equipment. There was two of them: a staff and a ring.
I didn’t look at directly, instead I shared their attributes info so Lu Xue Han could also see:
[Wizard’s Wand] (Green equipment)
Magic Attack: 8-15
Required Level: 8
[Ring of Treatment]
Other: Improve treatment effect up to 5 points.
Required Level: 7
Lu Xue Han blinked, and a delightful smile rippled on her snow-white face.
A Ring! Finally, a ring had dropped! And it had a bonus treatment effect!
I didn’t know whether it was set by the system or not. But, after slaying the BOSS for three times, the equipment dropped quality became lower and lower. Was it to prevent the players to grind for equipment?
The Wand added quite a lot Intelligence bonus, and also increased Magic Attack. This certainly would go to Xu Lin, the Magician. As for the ring, it suited Lu Xue Han.
Without hesitation, I gave the ring to Lu Xue Han and said, “You should use the ring, I’ll tell Lin sister about it. I’ll keep this wand and give it to her, together with the bracer.”
Lu Xue Han nodded, “OK. I’m also going back to change class. Then we can leave the beginner’s village together.”
“Yes. Wait a minute!” I hurriedly called Lu Xue Han and gave her 3 pieces of gold coins, “You will need some money to change profession. Learning the class skills would need even more!”
After watching Lu Xue Han went back to her village, I took a look at the three equipment in my inventory. Two for Xu Lin, and there was also the bow for Xin Yu. Since I already said I would give it to her, if I didn’t keep my words, she might rage and rape me in public.
Before long, Lu Xue Han already came back with her new class. Still at a distance, she shared one of the skill’s information. I looked at it happily:
Profession Bonus – Spirit of Fire: Increases the player’s or teammate’s Defense and Attack by 1%. The effect depends on the skill level.
Although it wasn’t much, but it wasn’t bad either.
I praised her at once, “Good, how many skills have you learned?”
Lu Xue Han said with a smile, “I have learned five skills: [Great Heal], with a long cooldown, will restore a lot of Health. [Heal], restore fewer Health, but the cooldown is also shorter. And [Curse] skill, which probably is to use during training only. And the remaining two are state skills.” (TL Note: I have currently no idea what this ‘state skills’ are referring to. Would have a better idea later on when there are descriptions of what these skills are.)
“Let’s go then. We will now go to Hurricane City and look for missions and practice ground to level up!”
The way Lu Xue Han immediately complied was so lovable…
Bidding farewell to the village chief, he gave us a pass, which was the formal requirement to visit the major cities.
Hurricane City was located in the China server and was one of the hundred cities in the server. Players from Jiangsu and Shanghai would start in the beginner’s village around Hurricane City. This was probably set up so that players from the same city could easily play together as a group in the game. As for players who wanted to wander around to a farther place, it was also easy. Every city would have a magic portal which allowed the players to transfer to another city. As long as the player was willing to spend 10 gold coins, the player could transfer to any city within the China server. Occasional, for a short period, the portal would open a connection to other continents, so players could even go abroad.
After giving our pass to a city guard, he immediately gave the way and help us with the city functions. The beginner’s village was totally different compared to the city. The buildings here were mainly made of huge stones. There were rows of a variety of small stores occupying the city’s center area. On the big street, except for the NPCs and the two of us, there were no other players in sight.
I looked at the excited Lu Xue Han and said, “We should spread out to look for missions. Many missions are unique, so if we get it first then other players wouldn’t.”
Lu Xue Han instantly agreed, “Let’s go find some mission then. Afterward, let’s do it together!”
I nodded to agree. So, Lu Xue Han and I went separately, one to the east and the other to the west.
Like at the beginner’s village, talking to a city guard here, I got a mission to kill monsters:
<Mission: Clean Up The Farm>
Mission Statement: Recently, a group of Lizardmen was causing some disturbance at Matthew’s Farm, east of Hurricane City. This caused the city border to lose plenty of its food supplies. While there was a plague in the city at the moment, most of the city’s personnel are currently dealing with the plague problem. To save the farm, I hope you can clean up the group of Lizardmen there. You need to get 50 Lizardmen’s eyes and bring it back to Roger, the city guard’s captain.
According to the mission information, the lizardmen were on average at level 12 to 14. With my current level, there should not be any problems.
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