Chapter 186: Ya Ya (Part 1)
Another half hour passed and there were still bone ruins in front of him. While the sky became a little darker, there was no other difference. Ye Tian Xie still could not determine where he had came from.
After an hour, another half hour passed, drawing in on two hours…….
The scene in front of him was exactly the same and there seemed to be no end to it.
A strange sound came from below his feet which came from a rusted copper helmet that Ye Tian Xie unconsciously stepped on. Ye Tian Xie looked at it, but did not care about it. Other than skeletons, there were many pieces of complete and incomplete rusted weapons and armours left behind by the dead heroic warriors.
When he took two steps forward, the helmet he stepped on suddenly and silently floated up, suspending itself in mid air.
At the same time, around the helmet, a complete set of bronze armour, leg guards, and a blood soaked spear appeared from the ground of the ruins and floated around the helmet.
This strange sound made Ye Tian Xie turn around. He knit his brows as he watched the floating weapon and armour. They positioned themselves in the right place, as if there was an invisible person wearing them and holding the spear in their hand. It looked just like a powerful warrior.
Ye Tian Xie focused himself and looked in front of him with his Evil Dragon’s Eye. Under his careful gaze, he saw a fuzzy figure that looked like warrior filled with an infinite amount of killing intent and anger. The armour was worn on his body and the spear was held in his hand. An ordinary person would only see a set of strange floating equipment.
Spirit Warrior: Level 20
A heroic warrior that died in the invasion eighty years ago. Although its body perished, its faith and fighting did not disappear. It now survives as a spirit, guarding this battlefield and attacking all intruders with no hesitation. Only by defeating them will their spirits be released.
Spirit Body: All death element attacks are nulled.
Weakness: Fears all light and life attributed attacks.
The Spirit Warrior wearing the floating armour charged at Ye Tian Xie and his long spear had an incomparable amount of killing intent as it stabbed at Ye Tian Xie’s throat. Ye Tian Xie dodged to the side and landed a Dragon Rend Slash on the armour as he said in a low voice, “Rest in peace, heroic spirit.”
Faced with this kind of brave man who sacrificed his life to protect his country, his heart was filled with respect for this person. Ye Tian Xie’s attack instantly killed this Spirit Warrior and its equipment was sent flying all around him, scattering around the endless ruins.
But him making a move was equivalent to provoking a hornet’s nest. Warriors that have gone through life and death are closer than real brothers and when one died, a fuse was lit that released endless amount of sadness and anger. When that Spirit Warrior was destroyed, a incomparably cold wind suddenly passed through the Ten Thousand Bone ruins. A terrifying tremble occurred around Ye Tian Xie as pieces of incomplete and complete armour and weapons came from the dark ground and formed together beside Ye Tian Xie.
One, two, three…..ten, eleven!
Eleven Spirit Warriors encircled Ye Tian Xie as a thick death qi and an angry killing intent locked onto his body.
After having close to two hours pass, Ye Tian Xie finally met enemies which made his heart secretly relax. If he only met endless ruins, then he would not have known what to do.
However at this moment, a prompt sounded out in Ye Tian Xie’s ears that stunned him.
“Ding…..You have already been in the ‘Ten Thousand Bone Ruins’ for over two hours and have reached the limit that a player can stay in Ten Thousand Bone Ruins every day. You will now be forcefully sent out.”
“Hey! Hey……Wait a minute…….”
As soon as Ye Tian Xie spoke, his vision had gone hazy and the surrounding area had disappeared. In the next moment, that terrible smell disappeared and a light shined. He had been sent back to the Heavenly Stellar City resurrection point.
His first trip into the Ten Thousand Bone Ruins had come to an end. Ye Tian Xie had just been trapped for quite a while……He was certain that the quest description did not mention anything about time limits, so this was obviously a hidden part of it. This was also why there were no teams that had stayed in the Ten Thousand Bone Ruins for over two hours.
Compared to a quest like the Heavenly Soul Tomb where he only had to defeat all the enemies, this kind of searching quest was several times more challenging to him. If he had a choice, he would choose to face a challenge that was two times harder than the Heavenly Soul Tomb.
But then again, he did not gain anything from entering the Ten Thousand Bone Ruins this time. That last Spirit Warrior made him narrow his eyes.
Each player could only enter the quest maps once every three days, so Ye Tian Xie had to wait three days before entering the Ten Thousand Bone Ruins again. After thinking for a while, he turned to face the north side of Heavenly Stellar City and walked towards Flowerless Temple.
What surprised Ye Tian Xie was that this time it wasn’t the monk Flowerless from yesterday or master Brothel Goer from two hours ago, but rather it was an even older monk. This monk was visibly very old and if anyone said that he was already over a hundred years old, Ye Tian Xie would not have doubted them.
“Hello, brave one from another world. Your expression tells me that you are here to accept the trial.” The old monk greeted him and said.
“Yes great master. I’ll have to trouble you to send me to the ‘Frost Wolf’s Hole’.” Ye Tian Xie politely replied.
“Frost Wolf’s Hole…..That is a terrifying place. Not only is it very cold, there are also countless wild predators occupying the area. Benefactor, could you listen to this old monk’s advice? Before you reach level twenty five, please do not try to go there. Even if there were no enemies, just the terrifying cold is enough to put you beyond redemption, Amitabha.” The old monk patiently explained.
Ye Tian Xie’s face did not change as he said, “Many thanks for this old master’s advice. I will respect it……but I still wish to ask this great master to send me to the Frost Wolf’s Hole.”
“Since benefactor has made your choice, this old monk will not reject you.”
“Can I ask this great master’s spiritual name?”
“Amitabha, this old monk’s name is…..Little Bird.” The old monk calmly said.
“……Then I’ll have to trouble you, great master Little Bird.” Ye Tian Xie was certain now. These monks seemed normal, but there was not a single normal one here. “That’s right, where are masters Flowerless and Brothel Goer?”
“Amitabha, they are tired after receiving too many guests, so they went to go rest.”
Too many guests……This phrase made Ye Tian Xie break out in goosebumps. Without saying anything else, he just waited for master Little Bird to transfer him.
Master Little Bird did not immediately send him, but said in an honest and slow voice, “Today a total of one hundred and seventy two teams have been sent there and there are currently no teams waiting to enter. As for the teams that have entered the Frost Wolf’s Hole, there have been only two so far. Even like this, do you still want to go?”
“Oh? Why have only two teams entered after so many people have been sent there? What about the others? Why did they not wait instead of leaving?” Ye Tian Xie knit his brows as he asked this and his hearts filled with questions. After the mercenary system quest’s reward was published, a fire was lit in countless players’ hearts as they wanted to complete the system quests. There were over three hundred teams fighting over the final spot for the Ten Thousand Bone Ruins.
As for this Frost Wolf’s Hole, there was no one waiting there at all. This was something he could not understand.
“Benefactor, you’ll know once you go there. It isn’t suitable for this monk to tell you. Alright, this old monk will teleport you now.”
After the monk mumbled a few words, an array appeared underneath Ye Tian Xie’s feet and he was sent away from the Flowerless Temple.
“Amitabha, I wish you a safe trip.” The old monk said in a low voice before sitting down and reciting his sacred chants……
“I……am……a…….small……small……small……small…..bird……ao, ao, ao……”
[TL Note: This is a reference to 我是一只小小鸟 by Richie Ren (任贤齐).]
The bone chilling cold was like a cold knife being stabbed into his body. As soon as Ye Tian Xie appeared in this world of ice and snow, he immediately knew why there was no one waiting here.
The smell at the entrance of the Ten Thousand Bone Ruins could be endured, but this cold pressure was not something normal people could endure for a long time.
Every second that passed, a red figure appeared above Ye Tian Xie’s head. Not only was the cold hard to endure, it even damaged people’s HP.
The HP regeneration of the life ring that was normally turned off instantly activated and the draining of his HP was cancelled out. Ye Tian Xie walked forward a step and found that under the snow, there was an incomparably smooth ice surface. Ye Tian Xie did not expect his foot sliding underneath him and he almost fell.
“Yi, ha, ha, ha, ha. Yi? How did you not fall?”
When Ye Tian Xie’s foot slid out underneath him, a wild laughter sounded out. This was the immature laugh of a young girl, but it had an arrogant tone to it that a little girl’s voice should not have. Ye Tian Xie had used his sense of balance that was beyond a normal person’s to stay standing up and not fall down, making the owner of the laugh surprised and disappointed.
Straightening himself, Ye Tian Xie looked at where the sound came from. He found that not far away, there was a snowman that has half as tall as a human. Completely surrounded by snow, he almost did not even notice the snowman since it blended into the background……No, it shouldn’t be a snowman, it should be a white ice person. Sitting on top of this snowman was a little girl revealing an excited look on her face.
If a normal little girl sat on a snowman, it would have collapsed already.