TSW Volume 2: Chapter 7


Volume 2: Chapter 7 – Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian

Fawn personally felt that he was very popular. As he watched the stream however, he couldn’t stomach it any longer. Fuck! What kind of bastard would use the Wargod No. 1 to such an extent!

Cough. Fawn has to make a slight correction. This guy seems pretty decent after all. Everyone, please await his next battle!”

Pausing the live stream temporarily, he let the users listen to some of his preferred music. Fawn hurriedly started to watch all of Skeleton’s videos. The more he watched, the more surprised he became. This fucker was a monster. He was an expert in close combat! Looks like this was slightly meaningful after all.

Including the battle where he had assisted Yan Xiaosu, Wang Zheng had already achieved five consecutive victories. This game was one that he would definitely lose! The matchmaking system would naturally assign him tougher and tougher opponents.


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“Boss, there are numerous high level experts who have appeared in the matchmaker. I think they wish to battle Skeleton.”

Hehe. This is the exact result I wanted!”

“But wouldn’t this match Skeleton up with higher level mecha? Wouldn’t this be a problem?”

Solon had a knowing smile on his face, “Battles like these cannot be avoided. He would have to fight them eventually. At most, he would just be forced to swap out his mech. So long as he wins we will continue to do this.”

“…But Boss, he has never replied to us. What if he doesn’t change his mech?”

Solon was stunned for a moment. Fuck. How could he have forgotten such an important thing! “What are you waiting for! Hurry up and inform him then! Are you a pig1!?”

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Wang Zheng did indeed see his system message inbox blink repeatedly, but since he was preparing for battle he was too lazy to reply.

Matchmaking Complete.

ID. Northwest Wind, Bronze III2. Mech: Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian

Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian: High-End Mech. Exported mech model. Overwhelming long distance firepower. Inbuilt magnetic field for interfering with enemy systems. Commonly used by soldiers of the Moon.

On the other side, Solon felt like he was an ant on top of a burning wok3 . Why was the opposite party not responding to him!

ID. Skeleton, Wargod No.1

Fawn couldn’t help but to be jubilant. The battle ahead would definitely be very interesting. Although, he couldn’t fully understand how a Wargod No.1 would try to beat a Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian.

When he saw the number of paying audience members, he was shocked speechless at the sight. Fuck your granny! There were 30,000 viewers already. In the high level arenas, this would be considered pretty decent. Looks like this guy was pretty well received here.

“Hello everyone! I would like to welcome everyone on this sunny morning to enjoy this battle in the beginner’s arena. A Wargod No.1 vs. a Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian. I’m very curious as to how Skeleton will plan to use his titanium alloy blade to stab the Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian to death!” ridiculed Fawn. “Everyone should know that the Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian’s nickname is the Thunder God. It is an extremely balanced export type mech, commonly used in the high level arenas. It has an inbuilt magnetic field which is specialized for inhibiting long range sniping. …Fuck, did I see something wrong? Our courageous Skeleton has chosen his weapon… and for today, he has chosen the laser rifle! GOD!”

While Fawn was explaining, he couldn’t help but to give a sigh of admiration.

This time, there were numerous viewers who had been invited by their friends. They couldn’t be bothered to watch the video. Some had just entered and once they did, they saw a shocking scene before them.

This expert was being a prick! Using Wargod No. 1 in jest was fine, but at least have some common sense!

The Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian was the bane of long ranged attackers. Although usually, just using the Wargod No. 1 was as good as digging your own grave. The Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian’s key ability was to disrupt long ranged combat; if one were to wait for the right opportunity and engage in melee combat, then with Skeleton’s close combat abilities, there was definitely a chance to attain victory. The problem was that he didn’t bring a blade, but instead chose a laser rifle. The laser rifle of Wargod No.1 was a basic one too. It would definitely be disrupted by the magnetic field.

Fawn did not expect to run into such a situation this morning. “Hello my fellow early risers. It looks like this competition will be over soon. Our little friend Skeleton looks like he has yet to wake up. He’s continued to use Wargod No.1 and even brought a laser rifle. I think he feels that his opponent, Northwest Wind, is a follower of Catholicism4!”

The atmosphere in the broadcast had changed. The rest of it was just ridicule after ridicule.

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In the office, Solon hit the table angrily, “You group of IDIOTS! You can’t even contact a single individual!”

Communication. Communication was extremely important. He greatly wished to interact with Skeleton. He wanted to let the opposing party know what a great financial opportunity he was. If the two of them worked together, they could have created a miracle.

Yet this opportunity was about to be destroyed!

Even a kindergarten child could tell you that one cannot utilize the laser rifle against the Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian.

The biggest problem was that Skeleton was clearly a close combat expert. Why in the world would he choose a laser rifle!

Suddenly a thought arose in everyone’s mind. He must have selected the wrong weapon!

He definitely selected the wrong weapon!


It was unfortunate that the competition had no option to back out. Begin!

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Battle Location: City Battleground

The city possessed numerous buildings which could serve as cover. Was he planning to use the rifle to literally beat the Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian to death?

The Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian had an energy shield, so even if he were to bash it with the rifle for an entire day, the shield would not break.

“Excellent, Skeleton my little friends, is planning to come out in public with a stunning appearance! He seems to be slightly perplexed as he examines his laser rifle. Looks like he really did choose the wrong weapon. To everyone watching this livestream, I am Fawn and I will be commentating on this battle of CT in the beginner’s arena. This battle will teach everyone an important lesson: lacking common sense is indeed quite a scary notion!”

By now, Skeleton already had numerous supporters. Yet under the insults and scolding of the other viewers, they had no way to defend Skeleton’s actions. Everyone possessed common sense after all.

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“Boss, the battle has begun, but viewers continue to rise. Attention to it is also increasing.”

Solon did not want to watch, but at this point, even if it was to be his final firework, he had to personally witness this battle.

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On the screen, the Wargod No.1 hefted his laser rifle and started spinning it around in circles. He seemed extremely curious. Then he fired a shot to the east and a shot to the west.

This clearly exposed his current position. The Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian had already started moving in Wargod No. 1’s direction.

“Excellent, looks like this will be a quick defeat. Contestant Skeleton has nonchalantly revealed his position. Based on previous analysis, within a 100 meter range, the Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian can completely disrupt the enemy mech’s shooting assistance system. Although some experts might be able to compensate for the interference caused by the magnetic field and adjust the laser, as mentioned, only experts are able to do so!” smiled Fawn as he explained.

At this point in time, Fawn’s Skylink received a message. If it were a more exciting match, he would definitely have left the message for later, but at this point in time, there was nothing worth paying attention to and hence he opened the message. Fawn was instantly overjoyed.

“Dear viewers, I have just received a message. Our contestant, Northwest Wind’s user is none other than the Asia Region’s 9th ranked player with the Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian, Zhang Hao! Congratulations contestant Skeleton, he will not have lost to an unknown challenger!”

This implied that there would be no chance for victory.

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The Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian trod carefully, his sides against the walls beside him. Even if the enemy ambushed him, he would have a way to react.

Actually, Zhang Hao did not feel that the enemy had any chance of victory. However he did not want to take any chances.

Wargod No.1 did not have any intention of hiding. Within a few minutes, the two individuals clashed. Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian unreservedly began to fire his lasers at him. The Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian possessed high explosive ‘A’ lasers which had significantly more firepower compared to a Wargod No.1’s small gun.

“Facing the Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian’s ferocious assault, the Wargod No.1 retreated! Excellent, this is an extremely smart move. Looks like contestant Skeleton has not given up. Please forgive me for not being professional, but I want to drink some milk. For the sake of this battle I have not even had breakfast!” as Fawn finished speaking, he immediately took out a bottle of milk.

Having an incisive personality was a commentator’s characteristic. Especially since he was coerced to come and commentate such a low level game; it was indeed humiliating.

Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian’s magnetic field had been activated. It covered the battlefield. Zhang Hao quickly took the initiative. In this sort of situation, so long as he was able to suppress the enemy, it would be easy to crush the opponent.

Using the Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian, it was important to keep some distance away from the enemy.

Thus even as he chased, Zhang Hao continued to maintain a safe distance.

Looking at the capabilities of the mech, exported mecha usually did not possess significant speed. The Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian, however, could not possibly be worse than the Wargod No.1. Once he caught a trace of the enemy, it would be impossible to escape from his grasp.

Once Wargod No.1 appeared, he would be subject to vicious assault. The enemy would have no way to retaliate.

Zhang Hao slowly approached the corner around which the Wargod No.1 was hiding. One would eventually run out of space to retreat.

“Everyone should be familiar with the City Battleground’s layout. Within the next three minutes, Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian will definitely corner the Wargod No.1 and it will be the moment everyone is waiting for. Fellow viewers, give me a moment to drink some milk. Whenever I see bad performances, my stomach feels hungry.”

Fawn’s insults had let those previously depressed viewers become exceedingly angry. They began to flood the chatbox with comments of their own. Both sides were arguing with each other. At this point in time, a small minority still believed a miracle would happen.

Fawn drank milk as he watched before laughing, “I can’t believe contestant Skeleton still has some die-hard fans. At this point in time, some still believe he can win. I, Fawn, have broadcasted for three years already, and even livestreamed the power struggle of Monarchs! So let me tell you, this situation has no chance for reversal. None at all. If Skeleton were to win, I will eat this milk carton.” Fawn spoke as he laughed loudly. He didn’t understand what Solon was trying to do.

He had heard Solon would not be able to work for much longer and wanted to give him some face. But who would have known it was a trap! Livestreaming such a performance would be considered a joke in his circle of friends, and the more he thought about it the more he regretted it.

Just as Fawn spoke, the Wargod No.1 was located. Suppressed under Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian’s firepower, he continued to retreat backwards with very little space left.

At this point in time, the Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian had forced its way across. At this rate, within 10 seconds, they would meet face to face.

From the start of the battle till now, the Wargod No.1 had not fired in the enemy’s direction. Thus it led people to wonder if he knew how to use the laser rifle.

“Ten, nine… excellent! Contestant Skeleton has decided to make his last stand. He is awaiting the moment his opponent appears. A pity.”

When Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian was about to appear, he suddenly stopped and then he rushed out. This prevented the enemy from peeking out and spotting him causing the Wargod No.1 to lose his element of surprise.

The Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian stood face to face with the Wargod No.1. Both sides’ guns were already facing each other.

The Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian began to fire. Rumble rumble rumble…

Four lasers beams were fired directly at the Wargod No.1.With a commentator, the finale had to be commented on.

“Magnetic Guardian fires. Excellent! His shots are very accurate. The Wargod No.1 has climbed behind the wall. This is his life’s final wall.”


Eh? The Wargod No.1 returned fire. Without the assistance of the shooting system, the laser raced towards the Tyrannical Magnetic Guardian. Zhang Hao broke out in cold sweat and immediately activated his energy shield. This was a basic function of the magnetic field, but the laser had not been disrupted! The laser hit the cockpit directly.

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  1. Just a funny way to call someone stupid
  2. Reminder: This is a MOBA style game, and League of Legends was the most popular on in China at this time. So the ranking system is similar to that system. Bronze three is his division, and III is the rank
  3. Wok is a large black frying pan.
  4. A joke here meaning he is a good person, won’t return violence, won’t kill, will turn the other cheek etc. etc.

Comments 36

    1. I think they’ve lost the notion of physical mail somewhere. I mean they do have his bank account and that should mean they have a physical address. You’d expect corporate to be willing to bend a few rules to accidentally give that to the new league promotion team seeing the sensation of a total new player being able to do this.

  1. The author is raising the difficulty on consecutive wins too fast.
    I mean just 5 wins from someone who never played and he’s already fighting someone 3 ranks above him. Means the system does not want people to make more then 2 wins in a row.
    Worse the system doesn’t work on like an ELO type system (which would basically propel Wang Zheng to bronze rank with just the current opponent) but on an almost flat win (+1 to +10)/loss(-1 to -5) point system. This means that no matter how good you are the system is basically trying to force you to play at least 200 matches on unranked (15 points over 3 games, 2 wins on unranked, 1 loss against bronze V or I, note assumption that full 5 points are lost even against some of a higher rank instead of a lower value like 1 which is more likely).
    Essentially it is punishing people for being talented. Instead of trying to get those out to a level where they have people that can fight them fairly as fast as possible it deliberately tries to slow them down to about double the advancement speed of an average player (that is 1 win/1 loss, for a 50% ratio, at 5 points for 2 games it takes 400 games to get to bronze).
    Note above is based on the max win/loss values or it will take even longer.

    Yup Wang Zheng has at most 50 points by now, probably less. Will take him only another 950+ to get to bronze. Which at his current rate of playing games and assuming he only wins will take him another 8 years. Which is insane for someone who just solo killed a ranked team.

    1. im pretty sure they might just do some tournament kind of thing where someone recruits him or lets him join their team upon needing someone they find that he is good and he goes to compete where they give out more points per win. i doubt they will have him doing 8 years of gaming.

      1. He is doing 1 game a month at the moment. That means 95 months of straight wins even if he joins a team. Team matches shouldn’t give out more points since you have 1 opponent for each person in the team. It would be a bit different if he gets permission to do 1v3 or 1v5.
        And technically he can’t join tournaments (aside from the way the rankings work the game being a giant tournament ladder already) since he isn’t ranked.
        So unless someone is willing to break the rules, or get Wang Zheng to play more often, he is going to be stuck at unranked for 8 years. And I doubt rule breaking is going to happen, Skeleton is already too high profile for that, seeing the consequences it will have on the reputation of the game if people arbitrarily get put in places they should not be.

          1. Good catch. Yes 100 bonus points and a medal, of which we don’t know if it does more then commemorate the achievement.
            So only 85 months (or 7 years) unless he repeats that. Guess it’s time for him to find a scrub team 🙂

    2. It was stated that the difficulty of the fights is modified by the victory rate; right now Skeleton is 100%, thats why the system keeps puting him in “impossible” matches to downgrade it; as soon as he losses, he’ll be back to more “normal” encounters.

      1. Uh DUH. You should go back to school and polish up on reading comprehension. I NEVER commented on the fact that the difficulty increases at all. I commented on the insane ramp up of opponent difficulty. It’s been going up 1 rank after his second win with every win. So guess what happens when he goes back to the ‘more “normal” encounters’; In two fights he’s back into the insane ramp up of difficulty.
        The system does not want people to win more then two matches and if they miraculously do tries to setup the 4th match as a sure lose one. It is why everyone wants to see this match, Skeleton so far has done what only the top ranked players have managed but then as a newbie.

        Granted that is exactly what Wang Zheng needs to stay alive but that system is sadistic in that it doesn’t reward skilled people seeing you’d still only get the same reward for winning.

  2. This point system could be based on bonus points for stacks. Like how lol 20 stacks give high rewards, more consecutive wins means more points?

    Also the game is like a civilian version of a military training device. I’m guessing the matchmaking is a bit more advanced vs our random system. It prob looks into gamer and gameplay stats. Remeber he beat a high win player on his first game.

    Civilian standpoint it’s like an epic win. Military it’s he’s strong let’s increase the challenge quality

  3. While your math is right you have missed spmething in your reading he has at least 150 points, because he got 100 bonus points for the pentakill in the 5v5 matchand that warriors medal which is an unknown atm.
    Which if he could get 100 points each time he pulls off a pentakill in a 5v5 match then it would not take as long.

  4. What a time to catch up. That cliff…
    I previously only read LXY on this site, but thought I’d try another story out and mechs sounded cool. Then I ran through all there is in a few hours. The cultivation is light, but the battles are very descriptive.
    This is pretty enjoyable, can’t wait for more. Thank you for your work.

  5. If you have read Stellar War’s past chapters, you would’ve noticed that Solon, as one of the game’s…. administrator, has access to temper with the games match up, so when he realized how Skeleton could fight with strong opponents when he’s still a newbie, he tempered with the matchup every time Skeleton showed up. So it’s not the game match-up that’s broken, it’s just because of some outside tempering.

    1. Go back and reread what Solon did.
      It wasn’t tampering with the match-ups, what he did was advertise the matches.
      If you’d read what was written you’d known that Solon is getting ulcers due to the match-ups that Skeleton receives. Every single one threatens to take away his end of year bonus and possible promotion to a better spot. Why would he do that to himself if he could fix the match-ups.
      What Solon did try before was to liven up the unranked arena by convincing high ranked players to restart under a new ID. Which generally failed due to people getting bored, outed or not doing so for the meager reward offered.

  6. I’m a little disappointed with the constant ignorance of the MC. Yes, I know this is a fantasy story, but it does try to depict the MC as being an awesome, highly trained, soldier. Any military training will impart to a soldier that preparation is key to victory. Obviously, there are situations where raw power can override any other factor, but this story is trying to depict the MC as being first and foremost a soldier.

    He doesn’t know if his opponent is much weaker than him, so he should prepare as a soldier would. His constant ignoring of messages being sent to him is exactly behaviour that a soldier would not display. Information is vital. Bonehead would fry the MC for being so stupid/ignorant. He’s too indisciplined to be a soldier.

    The author is trying too hard to make the MC mysterious and awesome, at the expense of making him too unreal – not a flesh-and-blood person.

    That criticism aside, I do actually enjoy the story, thanks translation team!

    1. What you say Makes Sense BUT think of it like this you have played in a total of Three matches on a Game then all of a sudden you get a Email from the “Company” wanting something from you. Wouldn’t you also see that as nothing more then Spam trying to get something? Or a Scammer trying to steal something from you? The way i see it is that it is perfectly acceptable action. After all he is using all the information he can get to the best that he can but if you relay on information too much you may miss the simplest solution to a problem.

    2. I hate that too, but I’ve read other novels such as LMS where the MC is similarly suspicious. In my mind there should be ways to verify where it comes from, but I’ve just accepted it as a plot device and moved on.
      I’m with you on the preparation part, though. He isn’t even looking up his opponents. But then again, that could partially be for the sake of the Rubik’s cube. *shrug* I’m going to keep reading anyway, until it becomes uninteresting, but hopefully the school life part will pick up a bit without just immediately transferring departments.

  7. (crying) you made me try the Google translate version… My eyes still hurt from the experience…
    Thanks for the quality translations 🙂
    And yes, now that we are hooked on this LN we definetly need more ^^

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