If you let me know you deceived me, you’re dead.
Jiang Chen asked, “Are you playing me?”
Fang Jingxing: “……”
Currently rolling about fans: “???”
The fans instantly stopped bawling and all looked at him.
Their first reaction was that he knew this was a live broadcast, but after thinking about it, if he really knew, and that a god came to his door, his tone would not be so cold ah.
Fang Jingxing quickly guessed what he meant and pretended to not understand. “En?”
Jiang Chen asked, “You can so quickly reach Level 15 on your first time playing?”
Fang Jingxing said, “Someone carried me from the beginning, but he just went offline and left me to play on my own. I don’t know where I should go.”
He looked at the other party’s ID: World Annihilation.
This was the name of a Seal Master skill, conforming with the norms of society.
He could not help feeling somewhat disappointed, inwardly concluding that the possibility of this player being that person was not too high.
Jiang Chen pointed to the side. “See that NPC? Go and talk to him. He will tell you where to go.”
“I don’t want to run missions, no interest.” Fang Jingxing said, “I want to play an instance. Boss, you can take me to play an instance, right?”
This youthful voice he chose was a bit milky; that “right?” sounded a bit spoiled.
The fans were watching him play the game, so they naturally heard his voice in the game as well. Immediately, they began rolling —— cute.
“WTF my good sisters, I was this year old when I unexpectedly saw male god give off this type of feeling!”
“Although it is not my husband’s pleasant voice, this small milky voice, I can also support!”
“Who is Level 15; go over there and see if there is a Master of Darkness and a Seal Master pair. Quickly check which server he’s in ah!”
“Right, very urgent, male god is too rotten! Before he drew near, he mosaiced the Seal Master’s ID. The world channel is also not open; we simply can’t see which server he’s in [sob][sob][sob]”
“Person above, are you retarded or something? Isn’t it a normal action to mosaic strangers?”
“Girlfriend fans, restrain yourself, okay?”
Jiang Chen did not know that a group of people was standing around and watching him. He asked, “There are others nearby of higher level than me; why seek me out?”
Fang Jingxing relied on his small milky voice and, in a matter-of-fact tone, schemed to pull a favorable impression. “Because you are the most good-looking ah!”
He was not lying either.
But this “good-looking” had the meaning of “eye-catching.”
The clothing of the Demon race generally leaned toward dark colors, but this Seal Master was an exception.
The short-haired Seal Master wore black trousers and a white shirt, as well as a pair of gold-framed glasses with a beaded chain on each band. He was walking the cultured gentleman route. That white shirt, although vaguely embroidered with a few dark marks, was still very conspicuous amidst a dark-styled crowd.
He continued the struggle. “Boss, you just take me to play an instance, okay; I’ll definitely do what I am told.”
Jiang Chen said, “Fine.”
He did not intend to play as a solo player in the official server. Originally, he wanted to find people to team up to play the instance, but now that he was taking along a newcomer like this, he was not sure whether the other party would cause a troublesome situation later. It was better to take him through the instance once through first to avoid harming others.
But there was a problem he needed to ask for clarification about first.
He asked, “Are you over ten years old?”
Fang Jingxing said, “Over.”
Jiang Chen continued, “How old?”
Fang Jingxing responded, “Turned 16.”
Jiang Chen nodded. This voice and the age happened to match, but this was a system voice. Separated by the internet, who knew whether the person sitting across was a man or a dog. It might also be a wretched uncle who deliberately chose a youthful voice.
He said, “If you let me know you deceived me, you’re dead.”
Fang Jingxing smiled. “En.”
Jiang Chen sent a party invitation and then took him to a nearby instance.
The small town’s buildings were a matching monochrome. The ground was paved with gray cobblestone. The streets and central plaza were decorated with a wide expanse of ice-blue greenery, making it appear magnificent instead of eerie.
The instance was within the main hall of the temple at the center of town. After talking with the NPC inside, they would be sent into the instance.
Fang Jingxing followed him as he walked past the plaza. Seeing that he did not have the intention of calling for people, he was a bit surprised. “Boss, we’re playing with just us two?”
Jiang Chen said, “En.”
Fang Jingxing acted in a specially practiced manner. “This……this can be done?”
Jiang Chen said, “Can do.”
During his desolate closed beta experience, he fought this instance by himself.
It was miserable to say that after playing for so long, this was the second time he teamed up with someone else to play an instance, and it was still with the same profession. He glanced at the Master of Darkness, the previous incident when playing an instance flashing through his mind. He smoothly added, “Don’t worry, daddy will take you to fly.”
Fang Jingxing did not know whether to laugh or cry. He cheered the Seal Master on. “Okies, Boss, refuel. I’ll be in charge of calling out 6 for you.”
The fans were all chuckling “hehe.”
Between all the low-level 5-person instances, this Level 15 instance had the highest difficulty. It was absolutely impossible to pass without skill. You could brag about your awesomeness all you want; see in a while who was taking who.
The “newbie acting cute” was not intending to pretend the entire time. Rather, from the very beginning of the act, he was prepared to demonstrate his strength and grace with a wave of operations later on. The fun part was the attitude of the stranger from the beginning and their reaction at the end.
They rubbed their fists and wiped their palms, waiting for male god to slap him in the face.
Jiang Chen heard him calling 6 and recalled that thing. He considered playing a rotten trick on the Master of Darkness.
He asked, “Divine Warrior and Swordsman are more suited for novices. How come you played this one?”
“Because it’s awesome ah,” Fang Jingxing said. “Also, I’m a fan of Captain Fang. Captain Fang uses Master of Darkness.”
He rarely opened broadcasts, so he tossed in some live broadcast effects. With a smile, he said, “Boss, do you watch competitions? Do you know Captain Fang? He holds many championships. Not only is he strong, but he is also ranked first in attractiveness. Right, he also spoils fans a lot. It’s worth being his fan.”
The barrage was still for a moment before immediately bubbling like crazy.
“Right right right, everything you said was right.”
“You speak with this appearance, it extremely feels like a small comrade promoting us.”
“Say it once more that you love spoiling fans?”
“Disappeared for the majority of a year, not even showing your face on the live broadcast, this is you spoiling fans?”
“When will God show off the experience of playing the virtual reality mode? Waiting online!”
After Jiang Chen listened to this, he actually had no impressions and took the initiative to ask, “How is he to others?”
Fang Jingxing said, “Especially nice.”
He recalled his fans’ evaluations and casually added some, like “graceful, noble aura, gentle and polite, neither arrogant nor hot-tempered,” and such words. In short, he described a Daoist immortal.
Jiang Chen stared at him and finally could no longer bear listening. “The young are blind.”
Fang Jingxing: “……”
Fang Jingxing asked, “Boss, do you know him?”
Jiang Chen said, “Don’t know.”
But last time in the instance, he could see that thing was very powerful. The first time they met, he was asked a lot of questions. He surmised that the other party was quite possibly Fang Jingxing himself, but he did not seek proof.
Fang Jingxing used his small milky voice to speak aggrieved, “Then how come you said I’m blind?”
Jiang Chen said, “The fan filter is too heavy.”
Fang Jingxing said, “In my heart, he is this perfect.”
Jiang Chen replied, “As long as you’re happy.”
After he said this, he thought of something. “I saw his statue. There were the letters JX at the end; do they stand for Jingxing?”
Fang Jingxing answered, “Correct.”
Jiang Chen said, “Behold lofty mountains (高山仰止 Gāo shān yǎng zhǐ), admire the scenery (景行 jǐng háng) while passing through (行止 xíng zhǐ). Why is he called Jingxing?”
This was what he wanted to ask when he first saw it, but he had pretended to be a fan at that time, making it unacceptable to ask. Later, he forgot about it and only remembered when meeting a genuine fan today.
Fang Jingxing was asked this question repeatedly and stated, “Because his family felt that xing was pleasant to hear and always called him this. It should be the first and third characters taken from ‘admire the scenery while passing through’(景行行止 jǐng háng xíng zhǐ).”
Jiang Chen gave an “Oh” and had no more questions.
The two of them stepped into the temple’s main hall and looked for the NPC, entering the instance. The instance’s backstory was that the previous city lord wanted to unify all land under heaven and turned the city residents into puppets. Ultimately, he was suppressed and sealed beneath this temple.
The mobs were the city resident puppets. The first and second bosses were previous cabinet ministers, while the third boss was the previous city lord himself.
Fang Jingxing could not act as a spectator the entire time; otherwise, the final reversal would have no effect. He took the initiative to say, “These mobs, I can try fighting them?”
Jiang Chen said, “Fight then.”
Fang Jingxing was very experienced with acting particularly like this, and the results were even better in virtual reality as he could do it with his eyes closed.
He thus fought wildly. After killing the mobs, he only had a third of his blood left. He asked, “How was it, boss? Do I have a talent for playing games?”
Jiang Chen said, “Have.”
Fang Jingxing asked, “Really?”
Jiang Chen said, “En, come, add as a friend and keep in contact later.”
Fang Jingxing heard him respond in an unexpected manner and immediately raised a brow. He wondered whether it was because he had not acted for half a year that his acting skills had regressed, or because this Seal Master’s insight was cruel and could make out the things he concealed.
While sending a friend application, he asked, “Boss, what do you think I did the best at?”
Jiang Chen sincerely said, “The aspect of closing your eyes.”
Fang Jingxing: “……”
Fang Jingxing suddenly had a kind of weirdly familiar feeling. He honestly queried, “Can you explain in detail, why I have the advantage of closing my eyes?”
Jiang Chen stated, “Formidable power, good results, still not artificial.”
Fang Jingxing: “……En?”
Jiang Chen said, “Whoever you see as not pleasing to the eye or whoever I have started a feud with, you will accompany them to an instance.”
Fang Jingxing: “……”
Fans: “Hahaha fuck!”
Fang Jingxing did not know whether to laugh or cry.
He was worried about being exposed, so he had not thought about it carefully. As it turned out, it was not that his acting had issues, but the other person’s thinking had a different direction.
He stated, “So I don’t have a talent?”
Jiang Chen said, “Can’t say, take it easy, okay.”
The two continued to move forward.
Fang Jingxing knocked back medicine to add blood and performed tricks twice, but this teammate still did not regard him with disdain or ridicule him. He even heard that this teammate’s tone was — he was afraid to say — becoming especially pleased. He was even more not sure of whether to laugh or cry.
During previous “newbie acting cute” performances, the teammates always had contrasting reactions:
Disdain ⟶ Shock
Ridicule ⟶ Worship
Switching to this Seal Master, he reckoned it would become:
Pleased ⟶ Disdain
Praise ⟶ You’re dead.
How come this temper slightly resembled that bastard kid?
Fang Jingxing eyed the back of the person in front of him and stroked his chin.
The two of them quickly reached the first boss.
This was an underground side chamber, and the first boss was seated in the middle.
Jiang Chen said, “Hide in the corner, don’t come out.”
Fang Jingxing obediently did as he was told and walked to a corner with a pretty good field of vision.
Meanwhile, the first boss saw them walk in and growled, “Any who dare obstruct the city lord……”
Jiang Chen did not finish listening and raised a hand to deal out three moves.
Level 15 Seal Masters could learn two skills, a single-target attack and a control. Thus, the attacks he could use were still the same as when he was Level 5 — a single-target skill and a basic attack.
The single-target skill had a cooling period, but it was very short.
He launched the single-target skill followed by a basic attack, after which his single-target skill just came off cooldown.
The three moves made a beeline for the boss’ face. The accuracy was matchless, soon causing the boss to become nearly blind.
Instantly, the boss’ mouth and eyes sprayed blood. And then, with a bloody face, he finished speaking, “……shall die.”
Fang Jingxing raised a brow.
Fans: Holy shit!
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 十方俱灭 – lit. Ten Directions Completely Extinguished; a Buddhist term (apocalypse!)
Ten Directions = All Buddhas(the ten directions of the Dharma, Mahayana Buddhism believes there are countless worlds in the ten directions)
Completely Extinguished = Annihilation (nuff said)