Breaking Through to LV20
Translator/Editor: Mr Voltaire
Three days later.
The official establishment of Heart’s Dream sent waves throughout all of China. However, after so many days, there had been no news of Heart’s Dream recruiting players. Moreover, no one knew where the guild’s headquarters were. This caused even more debate and discussion about Heart’s Dream, and countless people were waiting for information regarding this guild.
Even the Yan Huang Alliance, which had been beaten by Ling Tian again and again, had quietened down over the last few days. It seemed that even the order to search for and kill Ling Tian was not as strictly followed. It was as if the Yan Huang Alliance was deliberating, or planning something.
Quite a long period of time had passed since the Money Exchange System had opened. There were many structures constructed by players in the Azure Dragon City now. As for the most coveted piece of land in the Azure Dragon City, the area to the west of the Azure Dragon Square, there had been nothing happening there. Even an idiot would know that the land there was incredibly precious. The flow of people in and out of the Azure Dragon City was simply monstrous. If a major power could buy or even lease this piece of land, and construct a marketplace, they would be able to make astronomical amounts of money. Everyone knew that all of the major powers were furiously trying to buy or lease this piece of land, but as of yet, no one had acquired the rights to it yet… perhaps the Azure Dragon City wasn’t willing to give up that piece of land.
“Is Heart’s Dream going to recruit people or not? Even though there’s that order from the Yan Huang Alliance, with Ling Tian’s fame, I’m sure there would still be a lot of people who are willing to join.” One player said.
“I don’t know, maybe Ling Tian’s afraid of the Yan Huang Alliance. After all, although the Yan Huang Alliance hasn’t been officially established, its foundation is still there. No matter how strong Ling Tian is, if the Yan Huang Alliance wants to destroy a little guild that was just created, it would be like an elephant stepping on an ant. Ling Tian can only blame himself for humiliating the Yan Huang Alliance. If he dares to recruit people, their headquarters will be revealed sooner or later, and the Yan Huang Alliance will do all it can to destroy the Guild Sign.” Another player retorted.
“Bullshit! Do you think Ling Tian would be afraid of the Yan Huang Alliance? He actually killed Long Tian Yun twice, even when he was surrounded by thousands of Yan Huang Alliance players. Twice!! Holy damn, look at the Player Level Rankings! Ling Tian’s already… LV20!!”
The players all opened the Player Level Rankings. The number next to Ling Tian’s name had indeed become… 20!
Rank 1: Ling Tian, Occupation: Ling Tian Battle Soul, Level: 20, Affiliation: Heart’s Dream
“Holy crap, this is way too fast. The Sword Emperor only just reached LV19. The forum said that after LV10, levelling up a single time required twice the amount of EXP from the previous level. Levelling from LV19 to LV20 requires twice as much EXP as levelling from LV18 to LV19!!”
“Ding… you have levelled up to LV20, HP+20, MP+20, Strength+5.”
The further south he went, the more powerful the monsters became. If he continued travelling, he might not be able to handle the monsters later on. As such, he primarily spent his time farming for the past few days, and he had finally reached LV20.
“Now, it won’t be that easy for other people to catch up to me.” Ling Chen quickly left the monsters’ territory. After reaching LV20, he was a bit disappointed that he did not receive a new skill. However, there were other pleasant surprises.
“Ding… your pet ‘Leng’Er’ has levelled up to LV20, MP+100, Magic Attack Power+20, Defence+10.”
“Ding… your pet Leng’Er’s skill [Darkness Spike] has levelled up to LV3, [Darkness Lock] has levelled up to LV3, [Underworld Lock] has levelled up to LV3. [Sin Lock] has been unlocked.”
[Darkness Spike]: Current Level: LV3, Highest Level: LV5, increasing to LV4 requires pet to be LV30. A Darkness element attack that uses Darkness elemental energy to create a Darkness Spike within 20 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 200%. Upon being hit, the target has a 5% of instant death. Costs 30MP, no cooldown.
[Darkness Lock]: Current Level: LV3, Highest Level: LV5, increasing to LV4 requires pet to be LV30. Uses Darkness energy to bind all targets within 20 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 20% for 20 seconds. Costs 50MP, cooldown time: 60 seconds.
[Underworld Lock]: Current Level: LV3, Highest Level: LV5, increasing to LV4 requires pet to be LV30. Uses Darkness energy to bind all targets within 15 metres of the caster, creating illusory chains that adds debuffs to the targets. Once bound, the targets cannot use active skills for 15 seconds. Costs 120MP, cooldown time: 60 seconds.
[Sin Lock]: Current Level: LV1, Highest Level: LV5, increasing to LV2 requires pet to be LV35. Uses Darkness energy to surround the 20 metres around the target, attacking the target’s spirit, causing them to release the hidden evil side in the hearts and enter the “Berserk” status for 5 seconds, attacking everything around them furiously. Costs 200MP, cooldown time: 60 seconds.
“Ding… your pet Leng’Er’s favourability towards you +1, current favourability: 15
After joining Ling Chen, Leng’Er had never fought by his side before. Of course, the main reason was because Ling Chen had not asked her to join him in battle. Only after her favourability reached 10 or above would she be willing to follow his orders in battle. In order to quickly increase her favourability towards him, he had gone all out, and the results had been worth it. However, he could see that after reaching a favourability of 10, the rate at which Leng’Er’s favourability towards him could be increased became much, much slower. However, even so, Ling Chen was confident that he could raise her favourability towards him to 20, ‘closeness’, within one month. From 30-39 was ‘trusting’, 40-49 was ‘liking’, 50-59 was ‘affectionate’, 60-69 was ‘infatuation’… and anything after that was pretty much a legend.
After Leng’Er reached LV20, three of her active skills had been upgraded, and Sin Lock, which could cause the target to go into the “berserk” state, had been unlocked. Surprisingly, there had also been an increase in favourability.
Seeing that her own level had increased with her master’s Leng’Er seemed very happy. Now, she didn’t seem wary when Ling Chen approached her, and occasionally would voluntarily approach Ling Chen. When Ling Chen rode on the Cloud Stepping Mare, she would often sit behind him and lean on him as she listened. After Ling Chen brought her out from that place filled with the scent of death, every day was like heaven for her.
“Ding… your pet Holy Spirit Beast ‘Xiao Hui’ has levelled up to LV20, HP+200, MP+5, Defence+20. [Holy Spirit’s Shield] has levelled up to LV2, [Holy Spirit’s Aura] has levelled up to LV5, [Holy Spirit’s Gift] has levelled up to LV2.”
[Holy Spirit’s Shield]: Current Level: LV2, Highest Level: LV5, Level required to upgrade to LV3: LV40. An invisible shield that is always protecting around the surroundings of the Holy Spirit Beast’s body, can forcibly decrease all damage received by 40%. When HP is higher than 60%, 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 Aura]: Current Level: LV5, Highest Level: LV20, Level required to upgrade to LV6: LV25, 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+5 and Comprehension+5 of itself along with the master and all pet companions. Effect exists even while not summoned.
[Holy Spirit’s Gift]: Current Level: LV2, Highest Level: LV5, Level required to upgrade to LV3: LV40. Using Holy Spirit Force to bless the master, increasing the level of all of his/her skills. Effect: Level of all skills of master+2 (Ineffective towards skills that are already max level, directly takes effect towards new skills that appear later). Effect exists even while not summoned.
After levelling up to LV20, not only did Xiao Hui benefit, but Ling Chen also received massive benefits through Xiao Hui’s skills.
“Ding… because of your pet Xiao Hui’s [Holy Spirit’s Aura], your Luck has risen to 12, and your Comprehension has risen to 12.”
“Ding… because of your pet Xiao Hui’s skill [Holy Spirit’s Gift], your skill [Soul Sacrifice] has levelled up to LV4 (max level), [Heaven Wind Technique] has levelled up to LV4, [Item manipulation Technique] has levelled up to LV4, [Lucky Hand] has levelled up to LV3, [War God Technique] has levelled up to LV4, [Ling Tian Slash] has levelled up to LV7, [Ling Tian Burst] has levelled up to LV6, [Four Corners Star Formation] has levelled up to LV6, [Battle Soul Possession] has levelled up to LV3.”
“Ding… because your Comprehension has exceeded 10, and your spirit is extremely strong, the max level [Soul Sacrifice] can be evolved into the evolved skill [Soul Demise].”
Apart from skills that could not be levelled up, all of Ling Chen’s skills had increased by one level. This was an incredible boost to his overall battle power. Xiao Hui’s Holy Spirit’s Shield was a ridiculously strong defensive skill, while Holy Spirit’s Gift was undoubtedly his strongest support skill. The LV2 Holy Spirit’s Gift caused all of Ling Chen’s skills to level up twice. With such an overpowered boost, no one would even believe such a skill existed.
Ling Chen was overjoyed, and patted Xiao Hui’s head. He opened up his stats page, and looked at his skills:
[Soul Sacrifice]: Current Level: LV4, Max Level, An impasse skill that uses your life and soul as an offering in exchange for the most extreme attack strength. Only people with a strong mind and conviction can unlock and trigger it. After activating HP=1, Physical Attack Strength+400%, Magic Attack Strength+400%, the use of any skill has no consumption (including HP and MP consumption), Duration: 20 seconds, and cannot be stopped while in use, cannot use any method of HP recovery. Cooldown Time: 180 seconds.
Lucky Hand: Current level: LV3, Highest level: LV5, SP to upgrade to LV4: 300,000, After reaching LV5, the skill will automatically evolve 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 40%-60% 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 6)%. 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 6)%. Consumes 10 MP, cooldown time: 8 seconds.
[Heaven Wind Technique]: Current Level: LV5, Highest Level: LV10. SP to Upgrade to LV6: 5000. 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 25%. Effect does not stack with other weapon proficiency skills.
[Item Manipulation Technique]: Current Level: LV4, Highest Level: LV10. SP to Upgrade to LV5: 3600. Ancient battle technique, after practice equipment that surpasses your current level can be equipped. Effect: Ignores any piece of equipment’s level requirement by 4 levels.
[War God Technique]: Current Level: LV4, Highest Level, LV10, SP required to upgrade to LV5: 5000. Powerful battle technique originating from War God’s soul force, after practise can greatly increase personal attack strength permanently. Effect: Strength increases by 4*X points, Physical Attack Damage increased by 10*X (X=Current level).
[Ling Tian Slash]: Current Level: LV7 Highest Level, LV10, SP required to upgrade to LV8: 1600. Using the weapon in the hand to attack a single enemy, suddenly releasing the strength of the battle soul the instant you hit the enemy dealing devastating damage towards the opponent. Effect: Single target attack, damage is equal to 270% of regular attacks, critical hit chance+15%, 5% chance of stunning for 3-5 seconds, very high chance of pushing back the target, MP Consumption: 20, Cooldown Time: 0.
[Ling Tian Burst]: Current Level: LV6, Highest Level, LV10, SP required to upgrade to LV7: 1000. Pouring the battle soul power into the weapon, instantly releasing it when slashing forward creating a power explosion in a small area, attacking all targets in a 6 metre area in front, damage is equal to 160% of regular attacks, MP Consumption: 30, Cooldown Time: 0.
[Four Corners Star Formation]: Current Level: LV6, Highest Level: LV10, SP required to upgrade to LV7: 2200. Using the power of the battle soul to sweep the surroundings, instantly forming a formation of destruction in a 10 metre radius around yourself. The raging battle soul power will deal devastating damage towards all targets within the formation. Damage is equal to 550% of regular damage, Critical Hit Rate+15%, 100% chance to trigger knock back, MP Consumption: 100, Cooldown Time: 60 secs.
[Battle Soul Possession]: Current Level: LV3, Highest Level: LV5, SP required to upgrade to LV4: 4000. Igniting the battle soul, releasing all of your strength causing you next attack to possess the most extreme destructive power. Effect: Damage+100% for next attack, [Absolute Critical Hit] for the next attack, MP Consumption: 70, Cooldown Time: 30 secs.