Chapter 14: Desire
Gu Qing Shan picked up the blood-color jade piece, carefully observed it for a while before infusing it with spirit energy, bit by bit.
Suddenly a disembodied voice rang from the jade piece.
“The target continued shifting Southward, Eastward 762, Southward 94; command: Faceless Giant, Bloodthirster squad on full pursuit”
Gu Qing Shan listened and suddenly understood.
This is the Demon Army’s secret dispatch order, a badge to transmit order for the army on the field.
It seems that the strange bird was a demon army messenger, specializing in information transmission and mobilization of troops.
A messenger have to be extremely fast. When flying in full force, that bird can move as quick as lightning. If it wasn’t already seriously injured, Gu Qing Shan would definitely not be able to strike it down.
Without the real-time information and commands from the strange bird, the demon hit squad will definitely deviate from the targets they are tracking.
Gu Qing Shan looked a bit at the blood-color jade piece and put it into his inventory bag.
Who could predict that he actually ruined the dispatch of the demon army completely by accident.
The demon bird is dead, that should be able to give the Faceless Giant and Bloodthirster some trouble for a while.
My own cultivation is still too low, so I can only contribute so much, Gu Qing Shan sighs.
This can’t go on, I have to change my situation as soon as possible.
Power, I need power!
At this moment, Gu Qing Shan’s eyes are full of determination and desire.
Washing off the black mud, he went to check on Zhao Lu, only to see that he’s still passed out. Gu Qing Shan replenish his arrows, strap the military bow to his back, and left the outpost.
It wasn’t until evening that Gu Qing Shan dragged a demon beast back to the outpost.
He didn’t actually go too far, but because his cultivation was too low, he had to employ all of his hiding skills, went around the outpost’s perimeter, dodging a few fierce demon beasts’ sights, finally able to hunt a few low-level smaller beasts.
These monsters are ranked the lowest of the low, suitable for the first few stages of qi training to take on.
With the measly strength he has as a qi training stage 2 cultivator, it took all the arrows in the quiver, as well as adding some more wounds to his body for him to manage to kill a few.
This can’t be helped. In the past life, players that wanted to hunt demon beast at the start of the game also had to form large teams, using all their strength just to take down a single one.
And even though it’s called a smaller beast, it still easily weigh three or four hundred pounds, extremely hard for a normal person to even budge, let alone carry.
The storage bag has limited space, and in order to keep his mobility, Gu Qing Shan only took one of them back.
He just left the rest of them there on the spot.
The jungle is always dangerous, the heavy bloody smell on the corpses of demon beast will quickly attract many predators.
The War God System also seem to treat hunting low-level beasts with scorn, as a whole day of hunting only gave Gu Qing Shan a total of 1 Soul Point.
He only has a total of 4 Soul Points right now, but his Experience value isn’t quite as bad, having already reached 10 points.
Meaning he can level up again.
The smaller beast that was dragged back should be enough for him and Zhao Lu to eat for a while.
If it wasn’t for the fact that there isn’t enough Spirit Stone to maintain the Invisibility formation, they could stay for at least a dozen more days.
When Gu Qing Shan returned to the outpost, Zhao Lu was already awake.
Zhao Lu stood at the gate with a desperate look on his face, only when he saw Gu Qing Shan and the body of the smaller beast behind him did vitality returned to his face.
Zhao Lu bowed his waist, staring straight at the smaller beast, almost unable to move his eyes.
He said: “Brother Gu, thank you for before, you can go rest, I’ll deal with this beast, guaranteed you’ll be satisfied with the meal tonight”
Gu Qing Shan left the beast there, returned to the room, sat in a meditation position and closed his eyes.
“Current Experience points: 10/10. Do you want to level up?”
With Gu Qing Shan’s choice confirmed, his body’s blood essence quickly rose, as well as his spirit energy also rising, but inside him a checkpoint was blocking the spirit energy flow, not letting them pass.
Being able to sense the presence of the checkpoint means that the time to break through it is ripe.
This is an opportunity to break through to the next level!
Gu Qing Shan’s body naturally went into a state of breakthrough.
Breathing out the blocked gas, Gu Qing Shan felt a wave of pleasure washing through his body.
Success, he finally broke through to qi training stage 3!
Gu Qing Shan immediately recollects the spirit energy, carefully spreading it around his body meridians, slowly taking care of his body.
He has too many minor injuries, so he can’t be careless.
While caring for his body with spirit energy, he looked at the UI
“Current Experience points: 0/15.”
To level up again, he needs to go out and hunt again.
Gu Qing Shan can only feel an unprecedented sense of urgency in his heart.
The Faceless Giant is equal to a high-tier Rejuvenation-rank cultivator in strength, an existence that Gu Qing Shan can only look up to right now.
With the strength of the Faceless Giant, the outpost should already be discovered, but since there are only two weak ants in the outpost, it simply couldn’t be bothered to do anything.
This feeling of your own life and death being in the hands of a demon, doesn’t feel good at all.
Gu Qing Shan walked back and forth for a bit and made up his mind.
This won’t do, I have to keep grinding to level up and rush to the rank of Foundation Establishment.
From Qi Training to Foundation Establishment, from Foundation Establishment to Golden Core, pretty much at every major rank-up, there is a chance to gain a superpower, of course having a chance means you can also fail and gain nothing.
There are four types of superpowers in this world, all of them exactly the same as Reality. They are in order: Martial Art, 5-Elemental Supernaturalist, God’s Chosen, and Heaven’s Descended.
A Martial Art superpower stimulates the latent power in the body, and the power boost is nothing to laugh at. For Sword Cultivators and Body Cultivators, these are most suitable.
5-Elemental Supernaturalist stimulates the spirituality of the body, which is used to open up the main 5-Elemental roots, or a Mutated Elemental root and enables their use in a fight.
God’s Chosen Skills have all sorts of shape and form, Gu Qing Shan himself knows only a few thousand of them.
This kind of superpower is innate, completely depending on luck, it is impossible to predict, so no need to mention it here.
As for Heaven Ascended, this is a title, specifically used to call people who have Divine Skills.
The so-called Divine Skills are things that can flip the heaven and earth, perform incredible miracles, changing the common sense, to reverse the tide of fate, orchestrating the fall of the stars, causing the end of all things.
Such skills are completely beyond the reach of ordinary players.
Even in this other world, only the most powerful human cultivators have Divine Skills.
Gu Qing Shan doesn’t expect himself to awaken A God’s Chosen Skill, not to mention Divine Skills, he doesn’t even hope to open one of the 5-Elemental roots.
He only wants to get a Martial Arts superpower to greatly increase his pure fighting strength.
For the sake of his own life, he has to get a superpower!
Gu Qing Shan is filled with a desire to be stronger, but is still very calm and collected, constantly using spirit energy to care for his injuries.
His injuries is not yet healed, both his body and spirit are very tired, so he can’t force himself to go out wrestling between life and death with demon beasts.
Taking time to sharpen your blade won’t dull your wood cutting skills, giving yourself time to rest is necessary. (TN: this idiom isn’t translated that well, basically he’s saying rushing things won’t do you any good)
About two hours later, Zhao Lu came.
A whole table full of rich and juicy grilled demon beast meat, accompanied by light rice porridge.
Gu Qing Shan and Zhao Lu had their fill, packed everything up appropriately and sat around the charcoal fire to talk.
“Are there any swords in the outpost?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
At qi training stage 3, you can slowly begin to practice the sword.
A bow for ranged attacks and a sword for melee. This is Gu Qing Shan’s vision of his way of fighting for this life.
“Sword?” Zhao Lu shook his head. “Only officers can carry a sword, but the officers in the outpost are already dead, their weapons were thrown in the dead pit together with them.”
—- The dead pit was swallowed whole by the Faceless Giant, not even a bit of slag is left.
Gu Qing Shan could only sigh helplessly. Once he was a Sword Cultivator, yet after returning he hasn’t even had a sword to touch, how laughable.