Chapter 544: The Huge Crack in the Heavenly Abyss Sea
Translator: Noodletown Translations Editor: Noodletown Translations
Fang Qi was looking at the System Interface. In the short time after Dungeon Fighter Online was released, the revenue that the shops earned had surpassed all the total income of the shop before its release.
Of course, this sum included the sales of other games, but the income from Dungeon Fighter Online accounted for the bulk of it.
By now, Mr. Fang’s fortune had increased from a few million to a bit over 10 million crystals, quite rich even compared with the big families in the Spiritual State which were fraught with grandmasters.
On one hand, Mr. Fang had been recruiting more employees, making plans, and managing the shops to make everything work smoothly and more professionally. On the other hand, he got ready to implement some ideas which had seemed far-fetched with limited funds; now that he had a big fortune left after everyday spending on spiritual elixirs and games, he could put these ideas into reality.
Soon, a group chat named ‘Official E-Sports Broadcast Platform’ was established on QQ.
“Sir, what are you up to? What’s this E-Sports Broadcast?” Since Xue Daolv, the Liuyun Daoist Palace Master, hadn’t gotten online yet, Su Tianji, the youngest and most able elder of Liuyun Daoist Palace, was pulled into the group. Nonplussed, she asked, [Can anyone who came explain it to me (Husky’s puzzled face)?]
Vice Academy Master Zhang Hao of the Heavenly Academy replied, [I’m new here too…]
Tianxu Daoist from the Yimu Daoist Palace of the Morning Star Sea Realm chimed in, [I still don’t understand it…]
The Xichi Spiritual Master from the Nanhua Faction said, [It seems to be a method to broadcast the matches in the competition with spiritual spells such as Distance Visual Transmission Spell. This way, the people who can’t watch the matches in the shops can watch them in other places…]
Andrew, an elder of the Ultimate West Realm, said, [I think it’s a way to transmit our dashing images back home. This way, the members of our families can appreciate our performances in battles! 😀]
After Mr. Fang’s prior explanation, the cultivators and warriors began to discuss it in the group chat animatedly.
Su Tianji said, [In short, this broadcast will show the matches in different locations so that the disciples who can’t come to the shop will be able to watch them too?]
[In my opinion, the audience is not limited to the disciples of our faction,] Huangpu Tao, the castellan of Black Dragon City, typed while laughing, [I think I can use this spiritual spell in the air above Black Dragon Square in my city! Any cultivator and warrior can watch the competition!]
“Oh!” Su Tianji exclaimed and said, [It means that the whole world will see my excellent performance if I enter the competition?!]
“!!??” Understanding finally dawned on them that the champions of this competition would be truly standing on the top of the world!
“What…!? The competition will be broadcasted to the world?!” In the Jiuhua City Shop, an independent cultivator with a disheveled appearance was working hard to upgrade his division level. Hearing this news, he almost jumped up in excitement.
He had reached tier 7. After a few more tiers, he would reach the Supreme Division, the lowest division required to stand out of the initial selection.
He was an ordinary player, but his equipment was not bad even though he didn’t spend much money on anything besides the monthly Black Diamond Membership. He had obtained his equipment with hard work by taking people to pass dungeons with his big accounts and acquiring materials with his small accounts.
“The No.1 World-Wide Martial Dao Conference will be broadcasted to the whole world?!” In the Half City Shop, a warrior sat in a corner, and the character on his screen was engulfed by an intense bloody aura – Hell Bringer!
He waved his huge, blood-covered long blade which was long enough to be considered two sabers. The long saber that condensed horrifying blood aura crashed down with earth-shattering force, and a thick beam of fire shot up into the sky! The enemy before him was instantly burned to ashes!
At this moment, he was already in the Supreme Division in the game.
He was an unknown warrior in the Morning Star Sea Realm. There were many warriors like him in the Morning Star Sea Realm where warriors were regarded lower than cultivators ever since the ancient times. Many of them had talent, but their talent had been restricted by their dire environment.
With clenched fists, he stared at the message on the screen intently.
In the past, he had tried to increase his strength and temper his body mechanically like everyone else, not knowing what the future might hold and spending his life in ignorance. He counted himself lucky that he could play games in the shop.
This was the most truthful reflection of their lives.
However, each person had a seed buried deep inside. For some of them, the seeds had died under the heavy pressure of fate. For others, the seeds would crawl out wherever a tiny crack appeared and would sprout out seedlings.
At this moment, a voice shouted in his heart, “Go out! Show yourself to the world!”
Besides the people in the Jiuhua City Shop and the Half City Shop, the players in the Yuanyang City Shop were also thrilled.
Among the large number of players, many of the earliest players had awakened and surpassed level 50. Some players had developed into gaming masters, and they were not limited to the people who Mr. Fang was familiar with.
Silently, they had practiced their skills and strengthened themselves in the dojo without attracting any attention. Only veteran players who spent long hours in the dojo had encountered them.
No one knew their real names, but their plain IDs carried all the hard work that they had done.
– Meanwhile, on the shore of the Heavenly Abyss Sea –
Two pairs of deep eyes stared at the turbulent waves in the ocean.
“The turbid world is like a boat, sending us to the other shore while all creatures vanish…” The messy ocean winds blew up the edge of that figure’s black robe, revealing a stretch of ashen-colored skin which looked quite inhuman.
“The space of that place in the Heavenly Abyss Sea is getting more and more unstable…” The voice from the sky said with self-mockery. “After scheming for so many years, we might not be able to reach the Other Shore. I can feel that they…”
In the depth of the Heavenly Abyss Sea, the mountain-like mist scattered and revealed a vague shape of a pitch-black crack.
Inside the crack was a vast and dark void. In the void floated an extremely grand and magnificent building that was as beautiful as an ancient celestial palace.
In the palace, a pair of extremely cold and greedy eyes seemed to be staring at the blue sky and white clouds outside the crack.