Evil God’s Mask
Translator/Editor: Mr Voltaire
In order to convince Ling Chen to join the Feng Chen Sect, Xiao Feng Chen had completely and utterly given up on his pride and dignity. But then again, with how the people from the Feng Chen Sect were, their pride and dignity didn’t mean much to them anyways. Xiao Feng Chen’s begging made it hard for Ling Chen to refuse… despite the fact that there was someone begging him to receive so many benefits, Ling Chen simply could not accept. He did not want to give up the Ling Tian Battle Soul no matter what.
“I’m sorry, but I really can’t give up my current profession.” Ling Chen said as he looked at the pitiful Xiao Feng Chen.
“Arghhhh! How many times do I have to say it for you to understand?! With your current profession, how long do you think you could survive in here? Y-y-y-y-you… if you inherit my Feng Chen Sect’s power, you won’t have to worry at all about surviving in here!” Xiao Feng Chen shouted. He had decided that no matter what, he would convince this young man to join the Feng Chen Sect. Otherwise, he would not be able to rest in peace. After searching for so long, he definitely wouldn’t let this potential successor run off. “Alright, even if you don’t appreciate the power of my Feng Chen Sect, then at least fulfil this old man’s final will. I mean, we’re stuck in here forever, anyways, so it’s pointless to keep that profession.”
Ling Chen shook his head, “No, I’ll definitely escape from here. Where there’s a will, there’s a way- someday, I’ll definitely find a way out.”
“Chehhhh~~~,” Xiao Feng Chen curled his lips, “This is a place that the Moon God Clan seals the worst monsters and spirits; ones that are more powerful than you by more than 10,000 times. If none of them could escape, what makes you think that you can escape? But I have to admit you’re right- usually where there’s a will, there’s a way. However, in this situation, you don’t just need ‘a will’; you need something else as well- something that even the Lunar Sky Hell cannot seal. However, that sort of thing would never appear in here, so it’s impossible to leave.”
“Something that the Lunar Sky Hell can’t seal? What is it?” Ling Chen walked forwards and hurriedly asked.
Xiao Feng Chen smirked, “You’re not part of my Feng Chen Sect, so why should I tell you? Plus, even if I tell you, there’s no use at all- do you think it’s something so ordinary that even you would have it? Aiyo, just have pity on this poor old man and just join the freakin’ Feng Chen Sect!”
“Qi Yue, do you know what the ‘something that even the Lunar Sky Hell can’t seal’ is?” Ling Chen asked in his mind.
Qi Yue thought for a while, but could only respond in the negative, “I have no idea. For something like this to exist that even I don’t know about, it must be incredibly rare.”
“How about… I’ll be your disciple? Or your peer? As long as you join the Feng Chen Sect, I’ll even be your son if you want me to!!”
After begging for such a long time, and being rejected again and again, the old man’s patience seemed to be wearing thin. Xiao Feng Chen clutched on to Ling Chen’s clothing and furiously shook him, nearly dislocating many bones. Ling Chen expended much effort on getting him off, and tried to explain, “It’s not that I don’t want to join, it’s just that…”
“It’s just that? It’s just that what?! My Feng Chen Sect is the best profession in the world! Even though the Feng Chen Sect has disappeared from the Forgotten Continent for a thousand years or so, but if you go out and mention the Feng Chen Sect, I’ll guarantee you that there are still people who remember. Why? Because my Feng Chen Sect’s goddamn strong! There were so many people hundreds and thousands of times stronger than you begging to become my disciple, but I just wouldn’t accept them- so why are you so adamant on refusing?? Alright, what’s it going to take to convince you? As long as you agree, I’ll agree to any of your requests… how about this, if you join, I’ll give everything I have on me to you. Ah, that’s right, this is the most valuable treasure of the Feng Chen Sect that the Founder, the ‘Hatred Sage’ of the Three Sages of the Night Demon Clan, left behind: the Evil God’s Mask. This is something even more valuable than my life! If you join, then this Evil God’s Mask will be yours!!”
While talking, Xiao Feng Chen somehow pulled out an object shining with golden light. As soon as he saw it, Ling Chen felt that his gaze was stuck to it, and he was unable to pull his eyes away from it.
It was a mask that emanated a noble, yet somewhat evil, dark golden light. It was incredibly large, and could cover both the front, as well as sides of one’s face. There were only two holes on the mask for the wearer’s eyes to look through. There were many complicated patterns on the surface of the mask, and there were many golden spikes of differing lengths and shapes stuck into it. Near the top of the mask, on both the left and right sides, were two spikes like golden lightning, about half a metre long, pointing backwards.
The mask looked incredibly strange and terrifying, but it was even more so dominating and overbearing!
“Evil God’s Mask!!” Ling Chen heard Qi Yue gasp in shock.
“How about it? This mask is pretty awesome, eh?” Xiao Feng Chen was very satisfied with Ling Chen’s reaction. He immediately began to promote the mask like an experienced salesperson, “This mask is the most valuable treasure of my Feng Chen Sect. Although it’s a mask, but it’s a Heaven’s End grade mask! That’s right, a Heaven’s End grade mask!! It’s not that hard to find Heaven’s End grade equipment in the Forgotten Continent, but to my knowledge, this is the only Heaven’s End grade mask! This is the strongest mask in the world, and even though it’s Heaven’s End grade, it’s even more valuable than some Mysterious God grade equipment! Look at this mask… look at how cool it is. Do you know how many men would get jealous over seeing you wear this mask? What’s more, it can save your life! Heheh, with this mask, as well as my Feng Chen Sect’s ability in running away, it’ll be pretty much impossible to kill you. Back then, there were many, many experts who took great risks to steal this mask from us, but none of them were able to succeed. So? So? Do you… want to join our Feng Chen Sect? If you do, this amazing, life-saving, treasure will belong to you!”
This mask, as well as Xiao Feng Chen’s introduction to it, caused Ling Chen to be quite shocked.
Currently, Ling Chen had three Celestial grade equipment: Soaring Cloud Spear, Zephyr Blade and the Great Ravager. To be able to acquire so many Celestial grade equipment in the early stages of the game was already ridiculous, and caused a great commotion among the player base. However, even he did not expect that he would have the chance to acquire a Heaven’s End grade equipment so early on. Heaven’s End grade equipment were one grade higher than Celestial grade equipment, but their value and power were much, much greater. Such equipment would only appear in the late stages of the game, and even if an extremely ordinary player acquired a Heaven’s End grade equipment, they would be able to dominate almost all other players. Although Celestial grade equipment were strong, but they were not as game-breaking as Heaven’s End grade equipment!
Moreover, this wasn’t any regular piece of equipment, but a mask! Masks were generally used to protect a player’s identity, and were free in games. However, none of the masks Ling Chen had ever seen had bonus stats or effects. If this mask really did have special stats or effects, Ling Chen would have one more piece of equipment than every other player! Just like Xiao Feng Chen said, although this was a Heaven’s End grade mask, it was worth much more than normal Mysterious God grade equipment.
Moreover, this Heaven’s End grade mask was right in front of him. As long as he nodded his head, this incredible mask would belong to him, and he would have an extremely powerful profession.
With this sort of temptation, even if Ling Chen had a stone heart, his heart was still moved. To him, this mask was much more valuable than a profession that he knew very little about.
“Do you mind if I have a look at its stats first?” Ling Chen asked as he rubbed his hands together. He clearly understood how powerful Celestial grade equipment were, but this was the first time he had seen a legendary Heaven’s End grade equipment before. Seeing the dark golden light radiating out from the terrifying and overbearing mask, Ling Chen could almost feel himself start salivating.
Heaven’s End… this was a Heaven’s End grade equipment!! Moreover, wearing this mask was a thousand times more impressive than wearing that crappy tiger mask!
Seeing the light in Ling Chen’s eyes, Xiao Feng Chen saw some hope. He quickly put the Evil God’s Mask away, and said in a serious tone, “As long as you join my Feng Chen Sect, it’ll be yours. When that time comes, you can do whatever you want with it- boil it, roast it, give it to someone else, throw it away- it’ll all be up to you. What reason could you have to reject a Heaven’s End grade mask? Mm, seeing your expression, I can already tell what your answer will be. Come, come, let me get rid of that crappy profession for you!”
This mask was incredibly tempting to Ling Chen, but he was still quite unwilling to give up on his Ling Tian Battle Soul.
Ling Chen took a step back, and stood there in deep thought.
“What the hell?! You’re still not willing? Did you hit your head badly when you were young??” Seeing that even the Evil God’s Mask was not enough to convince Ling Chen, Xiao Feng Chen almost became crazy. He alternated between jumping up and down, stomping his feet and tearing at his hair, “Y-y-y-you…. I-I-I-I-I… My god! This! I’ll also give this to you! Even though I don’t know what it is, but it was because of this that those three bitches found me; it was because of this thing that I was locked up in here for 1,000 years. I’m sure that it’s something special, so I never threw it away. If you join my Feng Chen Sect, I’ll give… eh? W-what’s going on? Why’s this thingy glowing?”
Within the darkness, a gentle white light that seemed incredibly warm appeared. The light came from the object Xiao Feng Chen was holding in his right hand. It was an orb about the size of a ping pong ball. From where Ling Chen was standing, he could see that there was a mark on the orb that resembled two arcs curving towards each other with a horizontal line connecting them.