Chapter 657 Easy Problem
When Roland teleported back to the Realm of Devils, he found that the atmosphere was indeed stiff.
There were clearly two factions on the two sides of the wall.
From Roland’s perspective, the players, who were on the left side, seemed to be in a mess, but their camps were arranged in a certain pattern. Many succubi were flying in the sky. Even more were chatting with the players all ladylike.
On the right side was the camp of the Guardians of Light, which was purely white.
Their tents were white, and so was their armor.
Only the armor of the Saint Samurai was bright gold, but it wasn’t discernible in the ocean of white.
After Roland arrived, he landed in the players’ camp.
Although he was closer to Schuck, Schuck, as a Saint Samurai of the Church of Light and the commander of the expedition army, had a very sensitive identity at a moment like this.
If he were to meet Schuck recklessly, the players might change their opinion on F6.
Roland had been the center of F6 most of the time, so he entered the battle meeting center as the chairman of F6.
After seeing Roland, the people in the meeting room instantly stopped arguing. Some chairmen of small guilds were even blowing whistles.
“Finally, a man whose word carries weight is here. However, it’s true that big shots tend to arrive late.”
The man sounded rather cynical and sarcastic. Roland looked at him and found that he didn’t know him at all. The man was displayed as LV9 on the system and he wasn’t a Master.
As the strongest Mage in the whole server, Roland had always been modest. He wouldn’t admit it when other people complimented him saying how strong he was. However, the case was different now that someone was mocking him to his face.
Roland simply stared at him in silence. A moment later, the other people in the conference room stared at him with Roland.
Everybody who had been to elementary school could see what was going on, including both the onlookers and those involved.
“Sorry, I spoke too much. Please continue, sir.”
The man immediately chickened out.
He was only testing Roland and seeing if he could provoke him. He did it out of jealousy, but he wasn’t an idiot. It wouldn’t be a good thing if the F6 targeted him later.
There were three influential men among F6, namely Roland, Schuck, and Betta.
Roland was a Master Mage that was close to the Hollevin Association of Mages and somewhat related to the royal family. Schuck was quite unbelievable, too, as the commander of more than a hundred thousand soldiers.
As for Betta, who was the legit lord of Wetland City, he had the power to exile anyone on his territory.
The three of them all had unbelievable power and influence. If they were infuriated, a small guild of only dozens of members couldn’t possibly withstand their wrath.
Seeing that the man chickened out, Roland ignored him and sat down on a chair around the table in the middle.
Seeing that Roland sat down, Solisa slapped the table and said, “Roland, you’re finally here. This is a serious problem. How is F6 going to handle this?”
Everybody looked at Roland.
Because Schuck was the commander of the Guardians of Light, there was still room of negotiation between the Guardians of Light and the players.
“Is this being streamed?” Roland looked around and saw a lot of acquaintances, so he asked.
Solisa nodded. “Of course, this thing is deeply related to all players, as well as our diplomacy with a major force. All the players have the right to be informed.”
“All right.” Roland considered for a moment. He would’ve put it in a different way if the meeting wasn’t streamed, but since it was, he had to change the way he talked although he was expressing the same thing. “Then let me tell you the truth. Schuck is trying to keep the expedition army from attacking. He also hopes to find a solution that both parties can accept.”
“He’s a Saint Samurai, yet he doesn’t even have full control over an expedition army. He’s probably new to the Church of Light and hasn’t established his own connections and forces.” One of the chairmen sighed. “He still needs more time.”
It seemed to be a fair statement, but it actually erased all of Schuck’s hard work.
Also, since the meeting was being streamed, many people would have a bad impression of Schuck.
Although the players were generally decent, there was still intense competition among them. Many people would subconsciously criticize others after they graduated from school, whether they were ambitious politicians or corporate employees.
“We’re talking about the Guardians of Light in a crusade. They’ve been instructed to kill all the devils they see,” Roland said casually. “Schuck is already respected enough to stop those zealots from killing. He has done what would’ve taken other people one or two decades. We can’t be too demanding on him.”
All the guild chairmen were smart. After Roland said that, they realized that the two of them had a secret confrontation just now.
Many people in the stream channel exclaimed, “Is this the art of communication between the big shots? They’re both so shrewd.”
Many netizens and players who didn’t understand what happened quickly asked them.
Solisa heaved a sigh. “Enough, you should stop such drama. Even the women don’t do this anymore!”
The chairman who just spoke chuckled helplessly.
In fact, he only said that instinctively. It couldn’t be helped. It was already in his DNA after staying for a long time in an international corporation.
Moogle picked it up and asked, “Roland, what are Schuck’s requirements?”
“He can temporarily suppress the expedition army’s desire to eliminate the succubi, but not for long. So, he wants us to propose a reasonable plan.” Roland paused and said, “We can either kick the succubi away or move them to the main plane.”
“It’s rather tricky,” Moogle said rather helplessly. “The players from many guilds will riot if the succubi are kicked away. Now, almost every player has one succubus. Some even have more.”
Solisa put on an awful expression. She looked around at the males disdainfully as if they were all maggots.
Roland sniffed too.
He wasn’t judging those people; he simply felt that they were too fast.
“Then we can move them to the main plane.” Charles from the Cornucopia was also here. He looked at Roland and continued, “It’s just several dozen thousand succubi anyway. They’re nothing compared to the five billion human beings in the main plane.”
“It’s not that simple.” The chairman of Moon Shadow waved and said, “I study sociology in reality. The succubi will be a major shock to the institution of marriage and ethics if they appear in the main plane. More importantly, unlike the Warlocks, we have no way to restrain them. They’re truly friendly to players right now, but in the main plane, they can invoke competition between dozens if not hundreds of people with their charm. They might even trigger a massive fight.” Well… Everybody felt that it did make sense.
“Also, more importantly, nobody can guarantee that those succubi won’t betray us after they come to the main plane,” Solisa said. “Neither can you guarantee that the people of the Church of Life and the Church of Life won’t kill the uncontracted succubi in the main
Everybody felt a strong headache.
“So, neither choice works. What do we do?” Moogle heaved a sigh and said, “The devils are truly cunning. They’ve alienated and divided us with only one move.”
Everybody was slightly depressed.
Roland coughed and said, “I’ve heard your ideas and suggestions. You’re saying that if the succubi are contracted, it will solve the problem, right?”
Solisa quickly asked, “Do you have any way to restrain them?”
“It’s indeed possible,” Roland said straightforwardly. “I happened to have improved a contract spell recently. It can let people sign contracts with each other and receive a random skill from each other. My first experiment subject was a succubus. She called the contract a marriage contract, but it’s an equal one in my eyes.”
Solisa thought of many more things. “Does it work on the succubi only?”
“I’ll make it so,” replied Roland unhurriedly.
The bystanders immediately noticed Roland’s hint.
Did he mean that the spell worked on most creatures at this moment?
That was really interesting. It meant that the players could sign contracts with each other and receive an ability from each other.
That was truly powerful!
The players had a lot more abilities and potential than the succubi did.
Charles immediately stood up and said to Roland, “We don’t have to contract the succubi. If you’re willing to give the design of the contract to us right now, we’re willing to offer you a lot of money. Nobody is richer than the Cornucopia.”
You’re indeed the richest right now, but probably not in the future.
Roland glanced at him and said, “I’ll only offer the version that’s effective on the succubi.”
“You can’t keep such a useful ability to yourself. It will be of great significance to the entire community of players.” Roland shook his head. “Contracting the succubi is a great improvement itself.”
Charles frowned. “But…”
Moogle smiled and said, “We’re talking about the problem of succubi, chairman of Cornucopia. Please don’t go off-topic.”
Charles glanced at Moogle angrily and sat down in discontent.
All the players in the stream channel who saw that seethed.
“Indeed, your ability will surely increase if you can contract a succubus. It’s even possible that you can get their charming skill. That’d be great.”
“Wait, there are only sixty thousand succubi right now. It isn’t enough.”
“Draw your swords, my friends.”
“Is it still possible to join the expedition army
In the meeting room, Roland looked around and said, “If you’re all fine with my proposal, we’ll let the people of the Church of Light come negotiate with us. How does it sound?”
Solisa heaved a sigh. “Fine. I have a feeling that the female players have suffered a brutal defeat.”
Her thought was totally understandable.
The uncontracted succubi were all slutty and flirted among the males.
But after they were contracted, they were all loyal and chaste. According to the Warlocks, the succubi were very good at cooking too. Their only shortcoming was that they might be exhausting Men’s favorite thing was usually to sleep with decent women and talk prostitutes out of business.
So, the succubi perfectly met the desires of the male players.
As for their hooves… That wasn’t a shortcoming at all but what made them attractive.
After a lot of succubi were contracted, they would be the standard that the male players compared the female players to, and the female players’ “independence” wouldn’t be as popular.
The other guild chairmen looked at Solisa with smiles.
Many players had pursued the charming girls of the Phoenix Guild.
However, those girls had high standards, and few were accepted by them.
They were not nobles and had no territory. They didn’t have vast backgrounds like Roland or Schuck. They weren’t appealing to the girls at all.
They might be professionals, but so were the girls.
The Elven Summoners were better at fighting and making money through quests than most male players were.
The more financially independent a woman was, the less likely she would want a boyfriend or to get married.
So, nine out of ten men who pursued the female players had failed. Therefore, the male players had been feeling despised, more or less.
Now that the succubi were here, they were secretly happy, as if they had avenged themselves.
Although there were only sixty thousand succubi, their intelligence suggested that there should be more than two million of them across the Realm of Devils, which was a large place.
There was one for everybody.
Solisa could see the gloating smiles on the faces of the male players. She was extremely unhappy. She had little interest in the male players, with a few exceptions, such as Roland.
Now that she was provoked by them, she got even angrier.
She already had the idea of relocating the Phoenix Guild and staying away from the male players. She decided to recruit more female NPCs in the future and set up a Magic Tower of exclusively female players. Moogle and the others looked at each other and said, “In that case, let’s invite Schuck and the Church of Light’s representatives over.”
Roland sent a message to Schuck in the guild channel.
Very soon, Schuck came with William and Dinah.
All three Saint Samurai looked extremely gorgeous.
Schuck, in particular, was almost a god on earth.
Schuck came here with the attitude of working out the whole thing in peace.
However, William was also a Saint Samurai who was on the same standing as him.
He had his own idea.
The moment he entered the conference room, William unleashed his vibe and used Aura of Intimidation.
As a result, all the players in the meeting room jumped to their feet and glared at him.
Are you trying to intimidate us, pretty boy?