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  ☆、第3章 新背景

Chapter 3: New Background

  泰伦第一时间检查了裴戎的身体状况,而且检查结果很糟糕。

The first thing Tyler did was check Pei Rong’s body condition, and the result was very bad.

  裴戎的整个神经系统已经处于崩溃的边缘,完全在营养舱当中吊着命。他在虚拟网络中停留了接近一个月,不是不想下线,而是一旦下线就可能对身体造成冲击。

Pei Rong’s entire nervous system was on the brink of collapsing, his life entirely kept by the nutrition cabin. He had stayed in the virtual network for almost a month, it wasn’t that he didn’t want to go offline, it was that once he got offline, his body might be shocked.

  这个病发展到晚期,唯一彻底根除的方法就是:换身体。

This illness has already progressed to the late stages, the only way to thoroughly eradicate it was to switch bodies.

  来自朱雀帝国的科技让人类得以进行意识转移的操作,也就是使用克隆技术做出一个全新的身体,以此来作为逃离疾病的最终手段。

The technology from the Vermilion Empire allowed humanity to be able to move consciousness. In short, it means using cloning technology to make a brand new body, and was the final way to break free of their disease.

  但是这个手段非常昂贵,在朝阳联盟做这个手术大约需要六千万左右,而保险一点,在朱雀帝国做,还要更贵。

However, that method was very expensive. If you did this operation in Chaoyang Union then it costs around sixty million. If you did it at the Vermillion Empire which would be more secured, it would costs even more.

  裴戎的账户余额:三十万多个零头。

Pei Rong’s bank balance: Around three hundred thousand remaining.

  无论什么样的明星,做到家喻户晓这个地步了,也不可能只有这么点存款在身上。

No matter what kind of celebrity one is, it was impossible for them to only have this much savings left when they have already hit the well-known stage.

  泰伦很自然地继续查下去,果然在账务上发现了端倪。

Tyler very naturally continued to check and found clues in the account.

  裴戎有个妹妹叫裴樱,在她结婚之前一直是裴戎在养着,基本上是将收入的一半都支出给妹妹了。五年前妹子出嫁,裴戎又跟着操心,办了天价嫁妆和婚礼布置,给妹妹整了个基金会,生怕她一不小心吃了亏。

Pei Rong has a younger sister named Pei Ying. Before she was married, she was raised by Pei Rong and pretty much spent half of all his earnings on her. Five years ago, she was married. Pei Rong was still worried so he prepared an extremely expensive dowry and wedding to give her a foundation in fear that should would suffer.

  然后两年前,妹夫季思贤的货运公司出了事,被卷入了违法事件当中,为了做平账目、洗清嫌疑,他就求到了裴戎身上。裴戎一向疼爱裴樱,父母双亡后更是把她当作自己的责任,这件事被裴樱含泪求了两次,最后也是趟进了浑水,掏钱又出力地把事情帮着解决了。

Then two years ago, something bad had happened to his younger sister’s husband, Ji Sixian’s transport company and was drawn into something illegal. In order to secure their account and wash clean of themselves from the suspicion, she went to ask Pei Rong for help. Pei Rong always doted on Pei Ying and treated her as his responsibility even more after they lost their parents. After Pei Ying cried to him twice for him, he finally waded into the muddy waters and used a lot of effort and money to settle the event.

  没想到很快公司里又出了叛徒,捏着这件事报给了敌对公司,不出一个月又把季思贤弄进了牢里。

He didn’t expect that a new traitor quickly popped back up in the company and took the report to a hostile company. Not even a month later, Ji Sixian was once again back in jail.

  为了妹夫的巨额保释金,裴戎又接了两个合同,结果就在拍其中一个广告的时候出了意外,摔出了内出血。别人出血都可能致命,何况是有先天性疾病的裴戎,这一下就躺进了医院,而且被严重警告不能再继续拍片――他是想继续赚钱,但是别人合作方也不愿意被骂成周扒皮啊。

For the huge bail on his younger sister’s husband, Pei Rong signed two more contracts. But the result was that something unexpected happened during an advertisement shoot and he obtained internal bleeding.

  这下只能淡出娱乐圈,试图转向虚拟网络,毕竟网络上他是没有致命的疾病的。

In the end, he could only fade from the entertainment circle and attempted to switch to the virtual network. After all, there is no fatal diseases on the internet.

  可惜,裴戎没有玩竞技的天赋,他的转型并不成功,甚至于处境日渐窘迫,先天疾病也将身体毁伤殆尽,真正走到了穷途末路。

But unfortunately for him, Pei Rong did not have the talent to play competitively so his switch was not successfully at all. So much that his situation became poorer and poorer and his innate disease damaged his body so much until he was a skeleton of his former self and he truly had no other paths out.

  可以说,除了一个“曾经的巨星”的名头之外,裴戎留下的就是一笔烂摊子。

So to put it simply, besides the name of “once a great star””, Pei Long left behind a terrible mess for him to deal with.

  如果不想跟着挂掉,泰伦还得想办法凑齐六千万左右,买个新的身体。

If he didn’t want to die after him, Tyler still needs to find a way to collect around sixty million and buy a new body.

  泰伦想了想,打开联系人列表,对着“妹妹”裴樱的名字看了半晌,打开看了一会儿历史消息记录,模仿着裴戎的语气发了一条消息:“哥哥最近没时间去看你,小樱,你怎么样?”

Tyler thought a bit and opened the contact list. He stared at “his younger sister” Pei Rong’s name for a while before finally opening the chat to look at the history and then sending a message imitating Pei Rong’s tone: “Big Brother recently didn’t have time to visit you, Xiao Ying, how are you?”

  过了十几分钟,裴樱回复道:“哥哥,我真的很急,真的没有时间闲聊啊。思贤在里面被欺负得很惨,他的手差点被打断了,还没有钱治。我现在一天赶三个工作,晚上想吃一顿好的都数着钱,家里能卖的都已经卖完了,我真的不知道日子要怎么过下去了……”

After a dozen minutes, Pei Ying replied: “Big Brother, I am really busy, I really don’t have time to waste chatting with you. Sixian is being bullied really badly in jail, his hand was almost broken and we don’t have money to heal it. I am now working three jobs a day and always need to count my money carefully when I want to eat something nice for dinner. The things that we can sell at home we already sold, I really don’t know how we are going to live like this…”

  泰伦挑了挑眉,干脆利落地关闭了通讯。

Tyler raised an eyebrow and shut down the chat without any further thought.

  什么都还没说呢,妹子就着急忙慌地哭起穷来了。

He hadn’t even said anything and this sister was already crying to him about being poor.

  是真的穷呢,还是急着想让哥哥知道“我没有钱借给你”呢?

Was she really poor, or was she so busy trying to have big brother know “I don’t have money to lend to you”?

  泰伦又将裴戎的通讯列表看了一遍,他只有裴樱一个亲人,剩下都是合作人或者同事。

Tyler took one more look at Pei Rong’s contact list. He only has Pei Ying as a relative, the others were all collaborators or colleagues.

  泰伦将联络人全部删除干净了,连妹妹也没留。

Tyler deleted everyone on the contact, not even the younger sister was left on it.

  反正裴戎已经将自己作死了,除了一个名头他什么也没留给泰伦;泰伦也决定除了裴戎的名字也什么都不继承,连三十万的遗产都给放在那没动。

Pei Rong already died, besides a name he didn’t leave anything for Tyler. Tyler decided that besides Pei Rong’s name, he will not inherit anything. Even the three hundred thousand left in the bank he didn’t touch.

  桥归桥路归路,泰伦只把裴戎当作一个路过的死者,他绝对不会委屈自己、过别人的人生。

Unrelated matters should be kept separated. Tyler took Pei Rong as a dead that he has passed by, he will not make himself suffer and live a life for another person.

  他的新生是他自己向神明赚取的酬劳,他的新身体他会用六千万换取……他们两清。

His new life was a reward from the Gods, his new body he will use sixty million to get one… their business are thus settled.

  泰伦自认没有义务养着裴戎的妹妹、解决裴戎的问题。

Tyler naturally did not have the duty to raise Pei Rong’s younger sister and settle his problems.

  用他自己的座右铭来说:我向来不愿意亏欠任何人,所以也不会让人有机会亏欠我。

Using his motto to explain: I am always unwilling to owe anyone, and so I naturally will not give anyone a chance to owe me.

  把裴戎的痕迹清理得差不多之后,泰伦愉快地开始了他崭新的生活。

After clearing up the traces of Pei Rong as much as he could, Tyler cheerfully started his new life.

  他的空空如也的邮箱里接到的第一封信件,就是来自电竞甲联的复赛资格证明。

Within his empty mailbox, the first thing it received was the semi final qualification proof from the E-Sport Union.

  现在他已经知道这不是什么杀戮之神的献祭仪式了,这只是纯粹的、虚拟的“游戏”而已,选手们互相切磋、竞技,不会有任何道德、法律的问题,还会赢得巨大的荣誉。

He knows now that this was not some sacrifice ceremony for the God of Slaughter, this was purely a virtual “game”. Players could learn from each other and compete without any morality or laws being called into question. They would even be able to win a great amount of honor.

  真是个不错的世界。

It really is a nice world.

  泰伦看了一眼复赛和决赛的奖金池,冲着那第一名“五百万”的数目,毫不犹豫地确定了参赛。

Tyler looked at the prize pool for the semifinals and finals and confirmed his participation in the competition without hesitation after one look at the “five million”.

  他可是还有六千万要挣的男人。

He was a man that needs to earn sixty million.

  接下来他登上了官方网站,看了一眼比赛规则。因为他是乱斗会第一名,所以接下来直接参加三十二进八,一场决胜制,第一回合的名单已经公布:419号选手(也就是泰伦)对阵213号选手。

Following that, he went on the offical website to look at the competition rules. Because he was first place for the free-for-all, he could directly participate in the thirty-two to eight elimination rounds. The first round list was already announced: Player 419 (Tyler) vs Player 213.

TL Note: Cutting down from 32 players to 8

  点进“419号”的名字,还能进一步追踪到他的详情页面:【选手编号:419

He clicked on the name “Player 419”, it even took him to a profile page: 【Player Number: 419

  参赛资格来源:乱斗会

Source of competition qualification: Free-for-all

  GNA综合评级:B-list

GNA comprehensive rating: B-list

  (PVE评分:未知

(PVE Grade: Unknown

  PVP评分:B

PVP Grade: B

  PVN评分:B )

PVN Grade: B)

  GNA评语:潜力未知的刺客型角色,唯一的个人秀暂时只有乱斗会一场。该选手展现出了极其优秀的隐蔽、暗杀技巧,具有相当程度的战场收割能力。在PVP单挑中也有惊人的爆发力。由于单挑时间短、乱斗场次少,暂时评价为B级选手。】页面底下还有两张动图。

GNA Evaluation: An Assassin-type character with unknown potential. His only public play is currently the free-for-all. The Player has displayed an extremely high ability in concealment, assassination technique and has a considerable level of killing on the battlefield. He also has an astonishing PVP strength. But because it was short and there were few performance of such, he is temporarily evaluated as a B level player.】 At the bottom of the web page were also two gifs.

  第一张:他在某个选手背后无声地掠过,匕首飞快地划出一道血线,收割走最后一点生命。暗金色的眼睛在镜头前一闪而逝,错觉般带出一线寒光。

The first one: He was silently sweeping by another player and his dagger quickly drew a line of blood, taking the last bit of health the other player had. His dark golden eyes flashed by the camera and it brought upon the illusion of a cold light.

  第二张:他从天而降,在法师的额头上刺出一个小小血点,然后翻身落地。画面定格在他落地的一瞬间,衣襟翻飞而起,露出斗篷下单膝跪地的姿态。这画面极具动感,几乎能感受到当时扩散的气流。

The second one: He appeared unexpectedly  and stabbed a small hole through the mage’s forehead. Then he flipped and fell to the ground. The scene stopped at the split-second he landed, where his lapel had rose, revealing his kneeling posture from below the cloak. This scene was very dynamic, one could almost feel the rushing air at that moment.

  图片再往下,就是不断刷新的评论动态。

Below the images was a constantly updating comment space.

  “老公!今年甲联,我老公就是他了!”

“Hubby! This year’s E-Sport, my hubby will be him!”

  “腿玩年的典范。”

“The model of sexy legs.

  “我的屏幕有点咸……啧啧啧!”

“My screen is a bit salty… tsk tsk tsk!”

  “第一千遍循环出不去了!”

“My one thousandth time, I can’t leave anymore!”

  泰伦:“……”

Tyler: “……”

  来自另一个世界的刺客大师一脸茫然,一个梗也看不懂,默默地关了页面。

The great assassin master from another world had a face full of confusion, he was unable to make sense from any of the comments so he silently closed the page.

  有时候,你从书上能学到关于一个世界的一切知识……除了网络上流传的段子。

Sometimes, you can learn about all the knowledge of a world from books… besides the talk of the internet.

  泰伦大概要做好一阵子的网络老古董了。

Tyler was probably going to be an internet antique for a good while.

  ……

  一周之后,泰伦就像海绵一般汲取着关于这个世界的知识,慢慢将自己融入了虚拟网络的社会当中。

A week later, Tyler soaked up the knowledge of this world like a sponge and slowly blended into the virtual network society.

  为了准备他并不熟悉的“游戏”,他顺便观察了一些成名高手的录像带,大致了解了所谓电子竞技的比赛风格。

To prepare himself for “games” he was unfamiliar with, he watched some videos of other famous experts and more and less came to an understanding of the E-Sport competition style.

  这期间,电竞甲联的地球区复赛已经开始了,开幕式倒是办得很热闹,听说现实里也给选手提供了免费食宿和路费,可以去观看现实里的开幕式。

In this time period, the Earth region’s E-Sport semifinals has already started. The opening ceremony was very lively and he even heard how they would offer free boarding and travel expenses for players to go watch the opening ceremony in person.

  泰伦对此不感兴趣,将他隐士高人般的日子一直过到了他的第一场比赛。

Tyler was not interested in it and continued his hermit-like life until the first competition.

  复赛第一场,泰伦的对手213号选手也是乱斗会里走出来的高手,职业是奥术法师。

In his first semifinals battle, Tyler’s opponent, Player 213 was also an expert that walked out from a free-for-all. His class was Arcane Mage.

  泰伦在比赛前就观看了对手的上一场乱斗会比赛,并且对其评价为:伤害法术比控场法术还多的傻X。

Tyler had watched his opponent’s free-for-all competition and his evaluation was: A stupid X that has more damage spells then field-control spells.

  比赛开始前三十秒,两名选手相隔50米远,面对面站立着等待倒计时。

Thirty minutes before the start of the fight, the two players would be separated with fifty meters between them and face each other, waiting for the countdown.

  法师面色凝重,镇定地看着泰伦。

The Mage’s face was dignified, calmly staring at Tyler.

  泰伦漫不经心地看着对面,心里想:高调一点,10秒内解决……还是低调一点,12秒解决?

Tyler indifferently looked at him, thinking in his heart: Be more high-profile, settle this within ten seconds… or be low-profile, settle this within twelve seconds?

  主屏幕上为了营造紧张气氛,来回在两个选手间切换,可以很明显看到两人的眼神差异:一个奋斗中的励志眼神。

To create a more intense atmosphere, the main screen alternated between the two players. One can very easily see the difference between the two player’s expression: One full of spirit for battle.

  一个死鱼眼。

A dead fish eye.

  ……

  观众:“呀啊啊啊419好酷啊!”

Audience: YAAAAAAAHHH Player 419 is so cool!”

  这年头,形象好气质佳的人总是比较吃香……不管他是什么表情。

Nowadays, people with cooler images are always more popular… no matter their expression.

  泰伦有着一双继承自古代精灵皇室血统的眼睛,金色瞳仁会随着年龄的增长而越来越浅,最终近似于半透明的铂金球体,而这种颜色通常都会被旁人认为很好看。

Tyler had a pair of eyes that have inherited the ancient elven royal family blood. His golden eyes would become more and more light with his aging until they finally turn into a translucent platinum gold color. This color was usually believed to be very beautiful in other people’s eyes.

  假如他还在原先的混血身体里,他的外貌造成的吸引力甚至等同于魔法效果,属于一种超自然力量。

If he was still in his original hybrid body, then his appearance would be such an attractive force that was the same result as a magic spell and was classified as a type of supernatural power.

  很奇怪的是,现在他用着虚拟的身体,在这个科学的世界里,超自然力量本不该存在,但泰伦的双眼似乎仍旧有着蛊惑人心的力量。

What was very strange was that since he was using a virtual body, in this scientific world where supernatural powers should not exist, his eyes still contained the power to attract and stir people’s hearts.

  也许这种吸引力只能用气场来解释了。

Perhap this kind of attraction can only be explained by his presence.

  我们回到现实。

Let us return to reality.

  现在距离比赛正式开始还有十五秒。

There was still fifteen seconds until the competition officially starts.

  解说终于叽里呱啦地说完了双方的背景,继续扯皮道:“所以这场比赛是机关炮型法师选手VS人头收割型刺客选手,一般来说后者会占有优势,但是我们的法师先生是以瞬发引导型法术出名的。也就是说,如果一开场让法师直接架起机关炮……我是说,开始引导奥术风暴,419号选手就已经输了――”

After the host said a whole spew of commentary in the background, he finally said, “So this fight will be a machine cannon-type mage player vs a head reaping-type assassin player! Generally speaking, the latter would have the superiority, but our Sir Mage is famous for his quick remote type magic. In other words, if at the beginning the mage sets up his machine cannon… I mean, if he sets up his remote Arcane Storm, then Player 419 would have already lost—”

  话音未落,倒计时结束,比赛立刻开始。

Before he could finish speaking, the countdown ended the the competition immediately started.

  法师果然毫不犹豫,原地就是一个施法动作,在第0.5秒就开始了他的奥术风暴。

The Mage started without hesitation, he made an action for magic right on the spot and started his Arcane Storm in 0.5 seconds.

  霎时间,铺天盖地的蓝色箭头在他身后一一展露。

In a split second, blue arrows that covered the sky appeared behind him one by one.

  而这时的泰伦也是毫不犹豫,立即一个后跳,躲过了第一波飞弹。

And the current Tyler also jumped back without hesitation, dodging past the first surge of missiles.

  只听见原地噼啪作响,飞弹到处弹跳;而法师还在嗖嗖嗖源源不断地发射新的奥术飞弹,铺天盖地地向泰伦袭来。

Exploding sounds came from where he originally stood as the missiles bounced everywhere. The mage was still shooting a steady flow of new Arcane Missiles, covering the sky as they headed for Tyler.

  无怪乎他被称为“机关炮型选手”。

No wonder he was called “Machine Cannon-type player.”

  “一半了――!”解说这时候才说到这里,“奥术风暴的海量伤害现在才刚刚开始,我们的419号选手已经危在旦夕了!”

“Half now—!” the host now started to speak, “The huge volume of Arcane Storm has just started, our Player 419 is already in a crisis!”

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8 thoughts on “[VEN] Chapter 3: New Background

  1. Nicola Kapron says:

    Oh my gosh, finally a new chapter! I was so scared you’d forgotten this novel. It’s definitely my favorite so far~

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