Chapter 251: Back To That Key Moment ⑨
伊维猛地睁开眼, 眼中还带着不曾褪去的热度。视线中，一个半透明的人影静静伫立在斑驳的树影下, 身姿优雅，体态轻盈, 长长的头发在清风拂动间，若隐若现, 如丝雾般缭绕飘逸。
Ivan snapped open his eyes, his eyes still containing the heat that has not faded. Within his line of sight, a translucent figure stood quietly under the shadow of a tree. His posture was elegant and light, and his long hair swayed gently in the breeze, sometimes appearing and sometimes hidden, winding about elegantly like silk.
The figure turned his head back and his hair flowed with the wind, revealing a handsome face.
Ivan stood up, walked to Shang Ke and gently cupped his face. His palm did not feel warm but only a faint coolness.
“Keke…” Ivan’s deep pupils were shining brightly and contained his deep affection.
Shang Ke gave him a bright smile. He stretched out his hand and flicked Ivan’s forehead, sprinkling countless gorgeous stars.
Ivan also smiled and his eyes were gentle. The empty portion of his heart seemed to be completely filled up at this moment. This feeling of recovering something he has lost does not seem to be the first time appearing. He felt immensely satisfied but also a little sour…
“Keke, Ivan!” Bubbles’ energetic voice came from the distance, breaking the tranquility of the early morning.
Shang Ke turned his head to look and found that the little elves were up, some poking their heads out of the house, some hanging down the vines, some sitting in the treetops waving happily this way.
Shang Ke smiled and greeted. From today onwards, he was officially promoted to the king of the children, leading this group of cuties on the great journey of world domination.
Ivan also followed him. He stared at the beautiful sight in front of him and a great strength rose in his heart.
He vows to fight for them and die for them.
Recently, new turmoil has happened again in the continent. The specters began to shift their strategic objectives, attacking the home countries of various races, wreaking havoc in an attempt to disperse the forces of the Alliance.
Their aim soon paid off, and when the warriors of the Alliance army heard that their homeland had been invaded, they no longer had the heart to stay and one after another, they asked to go back so that they could support their own country. In fact, when counting the number of forces the specters and the puppet countries under their control had, the total number was less than a quarter of the alliance army. However, the ferocity of the specters is really frightening. Even if they can only send a few thousand troops to a few small cities with weak defenses to carry out a destructive raid, it was enough to make people panic.
Ivan who has memories of his previous life was very clear that this is just the beginning. From then on, the specters will continue harassing the home countries of the Alliance. Burning, killing and looting, they would do all sorts of evil. In just a year’s time, the alliance forces will fall apart and become scattered sand. Then, the specters will send out the elite troops and launch a fierce attack on Fayser Forest, trying to destroy the elves’ holy land. Ivan left the little elves in Wasier Forest at that time, and came alone to participate in the war. However, he did not expect that the little elves also followed. In the end, they used the tragic way of self-sacrificing to help the alliance forces push back the specters.
Now that he was given another chance, Ivan naturally won’t let the situation worsen.
The ghosts dare to use the divide and conquer tactic, he can also return the favor by doing the same to them.
Ivan leaned on a tree branch and watched Shang Ke sit by the lake to help tie Erika’s hair. Erika’s hair is dry and hard like a twig and was in a mess. After moistening with spring water, it only slightly softened. Shang Ke spent several minutes before managing to straighten the hair and tying it into two large braids. When the hair dries, the braids will turn into whips, which can be used perfectly as weapons…
The other little elves were also carefully dressed by Shang Ke, and the exquisite noble clothings were replaced with lightweight suits. Most of the elves prefer green, so their clothing is basically green. When gathered as a group, they look like a group of swaying lotus leaves.
Then, Shang Ke let them choose their favorite accessories such as: Knife, sword, maces, hammers, trident, shovels, crossbows, darts, staffs, spears, mirrors, bracelets, and various musical instruments, and so on. Because the specters have the ability to manipulate metal, the materials used for these items are all non-metallic substances.
When Shang Ke brought out these items, the little elves went crazy with joy. They picked and chose, and it took them two to three hours before they made their choice with much difficulty.
As it can be seen from their choice, most of them do not like melee weapons, but are more interested in musical instruments, accessories and other items.
Of course, Shang Ke refined these items not for letting them participate in battle, but as a medium to channel the power of nature in the elves so as to help them better develop their own power. Long-term carrying can also nourish their bodies.
The lessons Shang Ke arranged for them is very “simple”, that is to use magic to create their own “small base” and way of fighting, including defense points, ambush points, watchtowers, underground passages, planting areas, trap areas, magic markers, information transmission, terrain design and so on. Each project must be discussed and researched internally, and a small-scale simulation must be conducted before it is formally implemented.
Unlike other races, pure-blooded elves have a certain amount of knowledge inheritance. They are very quick to master words and their talents. What they lack is mainly the accumulation of experience, the use of mana, and the development of creativity.
After sufficient preparation, Shang Ke issued the first task: Map out the terrain, vegetation distribution and animal species within the range of the first magic circle, and then make a map of it. They can team up for this task or do it alone. Shang Ke knows the surrounding environment like the palm of his hand, so there is no worry that the elf will encounter danger. Even if an accident occurs, he can arrive in an instant.
The elves were fully armed and in high spirits. After greeting, they rushed into the woods, only Shear who had difficulty with her legs stayed at the base camp. Shang Ke intended to make a magic wheelchair for her and teach her how to carve on objects and use floating magic circles.
Shang Ke’s body condensation has currently reached 62%. Other than being able to be seen, he could also be heard now and there were no more obstacles to communicating with the elves.
“Keke.” Ivan’s voice sounded from behind. Shang Ke looked back and saw that he was also fully armed and looked like he was preparing for a long trip, so he couldn’t help but ask, “You’re going out?”
“Yes, for about a month or so.”
Shang Ke took out a small bamboo tube from a space in Teldrassil and handed it to Ivan: “It contains the essence of the Spring of Life, which can provide a large amount of natural aura.”
Ivan put the bamboo tube into his bag, then looked at Shang Ke fixedly, “Wait for me to come back.”
“Mnn.” Shang Ke didn’t stop or urge him to stay. He just silently sent him out of Fayser Forest.
He believed in Ivan’s ability and his decision. And just now, the system provided a piece of information: Ivan had the memories of his previous life.
“System, there’s something I’ve been curious about for a long time. Every time I return, it is considered a rebirth. Why does he sometimes retain his memories before rebirth and sometimes not?”
That’s because he returned the memories to him.
The lamp would not tell Shang Ke that these memories originally belonged to him. He gave up integrating with the main soul and chose to guard them as the reincarnation lamp. The one most precious thing he could obtain was the memories of the main soul of each life.
The main soul’s feeling for Keke is already carved deeply into his soul, but he could not keep them nor savor them, and had to start over with each reincarnation. He doesn’t know that he has lived, loved, been happy and suffered before. Because all these memories will eventually become the treasures of the reincarnation lamp.
The moment the main soul dies is when the reincarnation lamp is the happiest. When he receives the memories, it will allow him to feel like he had been there, feeling what the main soul had felt and experienced, including Shang Ke’s love for him.
The reincarnation lamp will never return those happy memories to the main soul, but if it can help Keke through the difficult times and better protect him, the reincarnation lamp does not mind giving him a little. At least it would let him know and not make the same mistakes again.
A man should be cruel to himself!
【The answer is simple. The survival of memory depends on whether someone is mentally retarded (mole?) or not.】
Shang Ke: “…” He felt that he should not have asked this question.
Ten days later, there was exciting news from the outside. Several senior general specters had been assassinated in their own camp and had been sealed and put into comas. This incident caused quite a shock within the Specters Clan. Their external sabotage operations were temporarily halted to gather back their forces and strengthen their vigilance to prevent another sneak attack.
Shang Ke did not have to guess to know that it must be the work of Ivan. In the entire Anglo continent, only his Oxygen Spirit Technique is currently able to inflict such damage to the specters in a short period of time. The oxygen spirit beads and other artifacts containing aura that he made did not have the effect of directly sealing the specters. However, the enhanced version of oxygen spirit beads—oxygen spirit engraving can do this. However, the refining is tedious, the materials are rare, and there are restrictions on the user’s own attributes. The chance of complete sealing is only 35%, and at other times it can generally only delay the movements of the specters to the maximum.
Ivan’s oxygen spirit technique, on the other hand, relies entirely on his own strength. Ivan who has awakened his dragon bloodline, together with the aura supplied by the Spring of Life, is sufficient to bring the oxygen spirit technique to its fullest extent.
Ivan’s purpose is to harass and snipe. Every one or two months, he would go around the specters’ camp. Every sealing counts to delay their march as much as possible and give the alliance and Keke enough time to prepare.
Although the task is daunting, Ivan would still travel long distances and go back and forth, so that he could come back to see Shang Ke at the agreed time.
The exhaustion brought by the battles, killing and bloodshed were washed away the moment he stepped into this peaceful and beautiful land. What greeted him were the familiar smiling faces and the natural aura that could dispel all negative buffs.
【Body condensation has reached 97%, your body is expected to materialize in ten days.】
Shang Ke didn’t even have the time to feel happy yet when he heard the system added: 【During this period, no dreaming and shamelessness is allowed. Exhaustion of physical energy, and waste of “mental” energy is not allowed.】
Shang Ke: “… Let’s not talk about the other points first. Whether I dream or not doesn’t seem to be in my control.”
【Don’t try to lie to the system Host. System even knows how many hairs there are on Host’s body.】
Can it please give him a little bit of privacy?
Shang Ke had black lines on his face: “I will try my best to control…”
【Host doesn’t need to worry. If the Host can’t control, the system will help the Host. The existence of the system is to help the host resolve your difficulties <(＾－＾)>.】
Shang Ke didn’t want the system to resolve the “man” at all…
 Mentally retarded is pronounced Zhi Zhang, of which Zhi sounds like the Zhi for mole.
 精力 itself refers to our mental energy level but “精”力 would be referring to “essence” energy.
 排忧解“男” – The actual phrase is 排忧解难, meaning to resolve difficulties, but the author made a pun and used 排忧解“男”, where “男” meaning man sounds like 难. The system is helping the host resolve the “man”.