065. Treasure Hunt Dungeon
Wild Crane also couldn’t help but smile wryly: “Where did Dead Water find this baby, how come he doesn’t understand anything?”
At the same time, He Jin who also didn’t understand anything was very glad that he used silence to cover up his ignorance … He had also thought the old man was a player. (=_=)
The depressed Twig Fence tried to defend himself, “It’s my first time in this dungeon, how would I know!”
The healer Leisure Cloud cast a spell to treat the NPC old man, then asked Twig Fence with a smile, “How long have you been playing this game?”
Twig Fence: “Hmm, a week before the holographic release? Almost 15 days.”
Nine Hall His Highness asked, “15 days? You’ve never played before that?”
Twig Fence: “Yes, I only began once the holiday started. The helmet was also received only two days ago, it took three days to transport it from the mainland.”
Everyone was surprised. In that case, this kid’s upgrade speed was simply too fast! He Jin remembered that he only reached level 29 after playing with Fire for two or three months. However, the upgrade speed of spirit characters was really slow in Spirit Fairy era, it only became much faster after the game’s revision.
Nine Hall His Highness laughed, “Then your luck is really good, meeting Water elder brother after playing only a few days.”
At that moment, the NPC old man climbed to his feet. He glanced at them, then said with trembling voice, “Young people, you coming here, is it to hunt for treasures? But this valley is dangerous, really mysterious, you might experience a narrow escape from death… As a thank you for healing me, I have a treasure map for you. Whether you can find the treasure, or come out alive, it all depends on your own actions… ”
Twig Fence: “Wait a minute, a narrow escape from death? What this old man said sounds so dangerous!”
“You just stay close to Nine, as long as you don’t run around, you won’t die.” Fire told him while taking the map from the NPC’s hand.
Twig Fence: “What if I still die?”
Fire: “Then go back and tell your master, he will help you take revenge on him.”
Twig Fence: “OK.”
Nine Hall His Highness: “…” Damn you!
Fire opened the treasure map and instantly the map’s content appeared in front of everyone’s eyes. The shape looked a bit like an octagon, with several flashing red dots inside the graph.
“It’s a topography of Bagua,”explained Fire. “Everyone, follow me carefully, it’s easy to get lost with this map.”
Nine Hall His Highness heaved a sigh, saying to Twig Fence: “You hear it, follow carefully!” Twig Fence replied by sticking out his tongue at him.
Nine Hall His Highness: “…”
As they continued to walk, Fire turned He Jin into a ferret because his movement and response speed was faster in ferret form. Everyone was accustomed to this, Twig Fence and The Great Leftover were the only ones showing a surprised expression. Hou Dongyan, of course, knew that He Jin was Fire’s spiritual pet, but this was his first time seeing He Jin changed form under Fire’s command. As for Twig Fence, the sudden appearance of the little meng attracted his interest a great deal…
“Wow! Ah Jin, your prototype is so cute!” He tried to touch the white animal, but Fire had uttered the word “intimacy” first. In front of these people, He Jin instantly spread out his four paws and began climbing up to Fire’s neck, then he continued by rubbing himself against the man…
The Great Leftover: Help! My eyes! Jin Ge how can you be so shameless ah! (/口\)
He Jin, whose soul had long evevaporated into smoke, didn’t even try to explain.
Twig Fence fell into surprised silence for a moment, before suddenly reacting, “Eh, Ah Jin, your husband is also your master? How did this happen?”
Fire: “First go eat a transformation dan, then turn into a girl. After that you can bring your master to marry.”
*blush* Twig Fence’s face turned a bit red…
The Great Leftover: Did Jin Ge initially tricked the Great God to be his husband? (=_=)
After entering the secret passage, a trapezoid space appeared in front of them, just like what was shown in the bagua map. However, this space was very large and empty; it’s giving He Jin a strange feeling. There were a few dusty boxes piled in the corner, one of them was a gray box.
“Ah! There’s a treasure chest!” Twig Fence’s attention was also attracted by the box. He couldn’t wait to get it.
Nine Hall His Highness shouted, “Be careful of traps!”
Too late, Twig Fence had rushed out two meters away. His only warning was a “swoosh” sound, before out of nowhere, a dark arrow shot through the air and stabbed him. Twig Fence fell to the ground with an arrow in his knee. But he wasn’t the only target. At that moment, dark arrows were shooting all over the place.
He Jin was unaware of the situation, as he was still busy rubbing himself against Fire. Since his size and vision were currently those of a ferret’s, he simply felt out of breath when he was suddenly pulled and squeezed tight into Fire’s bosom.
After the rush of dark arrows stopped, they finally got up. Nine Hall His Highness grabbed the troublemaker boy by his collar and scolded, “We told you not to wander around!”
Twif Fence fell back on the ground, silently lowering his head. He pulled out the arrow in his knee and saw that half his health bar had dropped. His face was full of grievance… He wanted to change into a panda, he could move much faster in panda form. Ah, why was his master not here now? TAT
Wild Crane laughed: “I suppose it must be the result of greed, your eyes turned wide open when you caught sight of the treasure box!”
Leisure Cloud hurriedly cast a spell to return Twig Fence’s blood bar back to full, all the while comforting him, “It’s fine, this is your first time, so not knowing things is very normal.”
Wild Crane: “Yes, when my brother and I played this map for the first time, we also triggered a trap here and fell dead instantly. You are lucky, you only got down with an arrow in the knee.”
Twig Fence felt like crying…
Fire then told them, “Look at the top of your head, follow the route according to the guidance above.”
He Jin looked up, and sure enough, he could see a fluorescent-colored route leading to the treasure chest painted on the stone wall above their head. They lined up in a row with Twig Fence pushed to the middle position. Because of his misfortune before, he was a lot more careful now.
Before arriving at the treasure chest, Hou Dongyan had actively begun to analyze which box was most likely to contain treasures. He and his friends were always so careful in this stage every time they entered this dungeon. Otherwise, if their luck was bad, they might open a box with some strange monsters inside. How tragic would that be.
However, Fire directly commanded, “Twig Fence, don’t move. The rest, open the boxes.”
Hou Dongyan: “…” (O __ O)
Eight boxes, with seven of them containing strange monsters that would attack the person opening the box. If Hou Dongyan’s usual team were to encounter such a situation, they’d be destroyed for sure. But these people actually took on two enemies each, cutting and killing the monsters like they were mere vegetables. Even He Jin managed to use his flexibility to kill one!
……Really is the team of the Great God, the strength cannot be underestimated ah!
The real treasure chest contained three low-order gems that could be used to increase a weapon’s properties: amethyst, garnet, and smoky crystals. Unlike the rewards gained from killing monsters, the treasures from the chest were distributed by the captain. He gave the amethyst and smoky crystals to Hou Dongyan.
Feeling embarrassed, Hou Dongyan asked: “Why are you giving these to me, what about the others?”
Leisure Cloud explained: “The stones on our gears are complete, so we can’t use these gems.”
Wild Crane: “Yeah, we are mainly here to accompany you. Except for the new skills rolls that become available only after holographic version, the other rewards are for you.”
Hou Dongyan was moved. Even if they had no use for these stones, they still could’ve sold it for hundreds or even thousands of gold. As expected, the great gods are local tyrants ah…
The last stone, the garnet crystal which function was to give an additional boost to strength, was given to Twig Fence. Fire said, “Show this stone to your master, he will teach you how to use it.”
“OK!” Twig Fence happily answered.
After all the treasure chests were opened, the space would automatically reveal a passage to the next chamber. This time they no longer need to look out for traps and went in directly. After all of them were inside, the passage immediately closed. They were currently in a confined small space, Hou Dongyan remembered this place and cried out: “We have to climb the stairs!”
“Ah? Climbing what stairs?” Wild Crane wondered.
The Great Leftover: “Isn’t there a long staircase here that we have to climb to reach the other room?”
Wild Crane: “No need for that…”
Nine Hall His Highness: “We can directly open the wall.”
Hou Dongyan: “…” (O口O)
After saying this, the group simultaneously put out attack skills against the wall. The wall wouldn’t fight back, but its health bar was thick. However, the opponents were big gods with full or almost full-level characters. Not even a minute later, the wall fell, leaving a gleaming package on the ground!
Hou Dongyan was ashamed, turned out this wall was a strange one ah! To think that previously he and his teammates had to climb the wall for 10 minutes to search for the treasure chest… Hou Dongyan felt extreme pain in his heart… Were they really playing the same game as the gods? TAT
This time all of them could pick up the package, but there was nothing unusual inside, only equipment that could be used at level seventy or eighty.
After the wall was opened, the room in which the treasure chest was placed appeared in front of them. They did the same thing as before: opened all the boxes, then fought all the strange monsters. In the end, they easily got four jewels, a cookbook, plus a best-quality rod weapon that was normally used by experts. Fire rewarded this treasure to Hou Dongyan to replace his old one, leaving him feeling even more grateful.
After that, the third, fourth, and fifth chambers were all passed effortlessly. The more difficult the chamber, the higher the level of box monsters they had to fight. However, in the eyes of these big gods, it wasn’t even worth mentioning. Before this, Hou Dongyan was only ever able to go up to the fifth chamber, and even then the gems and equipment they gained were enough to leave them feeling joyful for the rest of the night. But now, he unexpectedly had the chance to go to the sixth chamber!
Hahaha, he thought excitedly, I’m going to show off to them once I go back…
Entering the sixth room, as they approached the treasure chest, Fire suddenly said: “You have yet to open a box, you can open one now.”
Twig Fence: “Is it fine?”
Fire: “It’s fine, you have us here.”
Yes, they had Leisure Cloud, so even if they died, they could just be resurrected. Initially, Twig Fence glanced at all of them in envy for not having to die, but after hearing Fire’s words, he hurriedly rushed forward to open one of the boxes. Maybe this one is the real treasure chest!
The box was not heavy, it was also easy to open. Suddenly, a monster sprang out from inside the box, startling Twig Fence. He instinctively wanted to dodge, but stopped as he heard the monster spoke: “Witty boy ah, let me test you. One yuan for a bottle of soda, then after drinking, two empty bottles can be exchanged for a bottle of soda. Now answer me, if you have 20 yuan, how many bottles of soda can you get?”
Twig Fence and He Jin, the duo who had never seen this kind of ‘box monster’ before, were clueless.
Twig Fence was also stunned. With a jerk, he hurriedly raised his fingers to count. He Jin also did his own calculation. It should be 40? Is Twig Fence the only one that can give an answer?
Twig Fence did not ask any of them for help. After counting, he answered confidently: “36!”
Witty Monster: “Your answer is wrong! Look at the trick!”
However, before the monster had any chance to do trick attacks, it was already surrounded by Fire, Nine Hall His Highness and the gang. Thus, problem solved in a matter of seconds.
“You, you stupid…” the dying Wit Monster whispered to Twig Fence, squatting on the ground with a hand over its chest, “the answer is… forty!” Then with a mouthful splash of blood, the monster died.
Twig Fence bristled: “Fuck! This monster was mocking me!”
Hou Dongyan, who also got the wrong answer in his heart, sighed. Fortunately he did not take the initiative to flaunt his stupidity, otherwise he would’ve been the target of the monster’s mockery.
 Bagua = a Chinese religious motif incorporating the eight trigrams of the I Ching, typically arranged octagonally around a symbol denoting the balance of yin and yang, or around a mirror. This is commonly used in Feng Shui, something like this:
Please don’t ask how does this translate into a treasure map, I’m just as clueless as you.
 Local tyrant= a rich and powerful person
On another note, the reposter’s account is gone. Maybe it got taken down or the owner deleted it himself, either way problem solved. At least for now. I’m not the type to punish a whole group for the mistake of one, so here, a chapter to celebrate \0/
But seriously, stop reposting my works. I also have a limit to my patience.