Chapter 810: Getting Drunk and Dreaming of Immortal Nectar
Translator: Noodletown Translations Editor: Noodletown Translations
Although the announcement of the new event was posted quite late, the shops were bursting with people in the early morning.
Even the new shop at the East Continent had a full house.
Through Qzone, all the customers could enter the event zone which could accommodate over 100,000 people and give the viewers a seat number automatically. As for the people who couldn’t enter the event zone or couldn’t even get online due to the large number of customers, they could watch the event through the official livestream platform.
People could get 1,000 penguin beans by logging into the livestream platform, and they could win more penguin beans through betting on their favorite contestants. The penguin beans could be eventually used to redeem gifts.
Sala glanced at the gift shop and saw that some items were placed at the most prominent positions.
“The Sky Outfit, the rare outfit that no one can get anymore in Dungeon Fighter Online?”
“All skins of all champions in League of Legends?!”
“The Collector’s Edition Game Gift Bag that contains ten classic games?!”
There was a group of other dazzling gifts under them.
At the bottom was the consolation prize of one-hour game time which could be bought with only one penguin bean (limited to one for each player).
[TL Note: QQ’s logo is a penguin, and the currency that it uses is called penguin bean.]
The elves exchanged a look of excitement. “Is the shop owner giving away gifts at a great cost to himself?!”
“The shop owner always gives us discounts and free stuff. I’m a little uncomfortable taking them…” Rowling mumbled.
“What are you talking about?” Elina from the Assassin Brotherhood and some knights from the Golden Griffin Knight Legion had just acquired the tickets to the new event in Qzone, and they came over to buy instant noodles and beverages when they suddenly heard these comments. “What are you talking about?”
“We were saying that the shop owner had been giving us many gifts lately,” the elves said uneasily, “Seeing so many gifts from him this time, I think we should give him some gifts too in return.”
“You think so too?!” Helen said in surprise.
“I think so too!” Dicas said from nearby.
“What should we give him then…?” Since the event hadn’t begun yet, they took the time to discuss.
With many viewers coming to the event, the venue was bursting with people. The players who had registered for the activities thronged in the shops.
However, as the planner of this event, Nalan Mingxue wasn’t a careless person. Before the participants took seats, they received a questionnaire which had different questions for different shops.
Sala, still in the discussion, also received it.
“Participation Qualifier Questionnaire…?” Sala read the questionnaire in her communication jade. “The first question. In League of Legends, one champion is closely related to Assassin’s Creed. He likes to say…”
“Huh…? League of Legends? Assassin’s Creed?!” Sala looked at the questionnaire and read the question again before glancing the four answers.
“a) In carnage, I bloom, like a flower in the dawn.”
“b) Don’t you trust me?”
“c) Live and die by the blade..”
“d) You’d wish the world you know to end! Yeeeesssss….”
“Um… this question…” Sala thought for a second. “It’s not difficult for me!”
She quickly chose an answer and read the next question.
“In World of Warcraft, which of the following plays is correct? You may choose more than one answer).”
“a) When a warrior casta Taunt, shouting ‘Hey! Bastard!’”
“b) A mage casts Polymorph on a enemy with low HP.”
“c) When cornered, a paladin jumps off the cliff and casts Holy Shield on himself.”
“d) Sell Shining Silver Breastplate for five gold pieces.”
“Um… this…” Sala and other elves rubbed their foreheads. “Let me think…”
Before the event began, all the shops were quiet. Obviously, everyone was busy answering questions.
As the technical director, Li Haoran sat before a computer with a solemn expression.
As the producer, Mr. Fang sat next to him.
Li Haoran said, “This is the first automatic grading program made by our Wuwei Alliance. But we tested it many times, and I’m sure it will be fine.”
Soon, Sala received a prompt. “Oh! I got 87 points! I passed!”
“I got 91 points! I passed too!” Rowling said in pleasant surprise.
“I got 90!” Nearby, Elina was feeling smug.
Then, they exclaimed in joy, “Does it mean that we can enter the event that will grant us prizes?”
“Look! I think the event is beginning!” In pleasant surprise, Sala pointed at the huge stage in the center that looked dazzling under the illumination of lights.
In a series of passionate cheers, two figures floated down from the depths of the fireworks in the sky.
“Time is like a song.”
Dressed in a bright green long dress, the alluring and cute woman on the left said, “It has been years since we worked together last time.”
Standing beside her was an ethereal-looking woman dressed in snow-white clothes. Her beautiful eyes glanced around as she said, “Indeed. It has been years since we met last time. But we meet again today in another big venue with a big crowd.”
“We thank all the Daoist friends who squeezed out time from your busy schedules to attend this event.” Fairy Qing Yun slightly bowed.
“Fairy Qing Yun, are you thrilled now?” Ning Bi asked her teasingly.
Fairy Qing Yun patted her chest and said, “I’m excited. In fact, I didn’t expect that there would be so many people here.”
Ning Bi looked reminiscent. “I remember that the people in the last event was less than one-fourth of the current audience, right?”
“Right.” Fairy Qing Yun nodded and said, “I thought that it was a huge crowd. But from the looks of it, I was too naïve back then.”
“Of course, this event has even bigger prizes than before!” Ning Bi said, “But we can tell you that today’s event is extraordinary.”
“It has a special meaning!” Fairy Qing Yun said with a nod, “For now, we’ll keep this special meaning a secret.”
Then, she continued, “In fact, I’ve been envious of Daoist Friend Ning Bi. Do you know why?
“The Legend of Mir 2, Dungeon Fighter Online, the Legend of Sword and Fairy, World of Warcraft, League of Legends… Having played all of them, Daoist Friend Ning Bi must have experienced much more unforgettable moments than I did.”
“There are also many unforgettable songs.”
“Which is your favorite, Fairy Qing Yun?” Ning Bi asked.
“Um… I like the songs in the Legend of Sword and Fairy, especially Immortal Dream.”
“Oh, the next song is probably related to the Legend of Sword and Fairy,” Ning Bi said.
“Let’s welcome Elder Su Tianji up to the stage!”
Then, they left the stage gracefully.
“Huh? Elder Su?”
“I wonder if she will fall to the ground on her face when she lands…” People talked among themselves animatedly.
“Maybe a chest will appear and eat Elder Su…” a large group of haters brought up her shameful past.
At this moment, immortal clouds surged among the rising immortal mountains in the background of the stage while ethereal singing sounded.
Qionghua Heavenly Light suddenly appeared, and sword energies reached the heavens from Shu Mountain, showcasing the out-of-reach Human Dao and the vast Immortal Dao. For a moment, the viewers felt like they had returned to the immortal factions.
In the ocean of clouds, guzheng music floated out while a crisp voice sang the song. It sounded like pearls dropping on a jade plate. Sitting in the clouds, a fairy brushed the strings of the guzheng with her pretty fingers while she sang with a melodious voice.
“In a bamboo hat, I quietly wait for the light to come through the clouds in the mist and breeze.”
“Listening to the ethereal Sanqing ethereal’s teaching and hearing Buddha’s words.”
[TL Note: Sanqing is a deity in Daoism.]
“Changing fate with one hand and restoring the universe with the other.”
“Daoist or Monk, why bother with the difference?”