Chapter 95: Failed Negotiations Part I
Translator: HunterW | Editor: RED
Soon, twenty guys poured into the room. They were all armed to the teeth.
“I just lost a host because of you. Do you have any idea how much that’s going to set me back?”
“How the hell would I know?”
“You bastard! I’m going to imprison you here for the rest of your sorry life. I will make sure you never see the light of day and regret ever crossing me!”
“I had no choice, but to reject you. You just said in front of me that you were going to make me a host for more than two years. You can’t possibly be expecting me to accept it after that, can you? Or…” I took my Harrier out of my inventory and slammed the tip to the ground. I stared into Wanhu’s eyes.”Are you looking down on me?”
I was not afraid of the twenty guards surrounding me. I was powerful now. That was why I came to Macau alone.
“I see you’re pretty confident in yourself.” Toh remained calm while Wanhu was sputtering in rage.
“I told you before; I’m not about to let myself be done in by you guys. I might not like what you’re doing, but I’m no hero of justice.” I looked around before continuing. “If you decide to drop this now, I won’t attack you. I’ll just leave. But if you attack…well, let’s just say I won’t just sit there and take it.”
Wanhu was always the calmer one of the two. When Wanhu could no longer think straight in anger, Toh knew he had to control her and the situation. He had to try to stay calm.
-He came here knowing everything, even about Wanhu’s skill.-
This was the problem. He knew about both of their skills and still let himself come this close to the enemy.
-He came in here, confident that he could reject Wanhu’s skill. He knew that no matter what we do, he wouldn’t lose to stat points.-
Toh knew that Lee Jiwon worked alone. That was why he and Wanhu wanted him as a host even more. If they tried to make the Cheng Long guild master or Luana a host, they would risk turning Macau into a warzone. A strong, lone deva like Lee Jiwon was perfect for a host.
-It wasn’t through luck that he beat the Blood Prince one on one.-
Right now, Lee Jiwon was stuck in this room with Toh, Wanhu, and twenty guards. He was stuck like a rat in a mousetrap, but he wasn’t reacting the way a trapped man should.
-Do we need to give up here?-
He did say that he didn’t want to fight but…there was too much at stake here.
“He already knows too much about us. If people find out about the random chests, shit’s going to hit the fan for us. He knows about the hosts as well. What do you think will happen if we just let him go?”
“How do we know he’ll keep everything a secret? We need to tie him up and throw him in a cell until we know for sure he won’t leak anything.”
Before he became a deva, Toh used to be Macau’s underworld crime boss. He knew exactly what Wanhu meant and had been worrying about the same thing.
“All of you, attack Lee Jiwon. Do not let him escape!” Toh made his decision. He knew it was his only decision, but seeing Lee Jiwon smile confidently filled Toh with uneasiness.
All twenty three of them fired off ranged skills at me.
“Wang Choong, use Bind on him once you have the chance!”
“Yes ma’am!” Bind was a skill that required three skill points and could only be used when the target had less than 5% HP remaining. Its success rate wasn’t that high, either.
I remained in my spot while they hurled their attacks at me. I activated two skills that were going to help me.
“Mana Conversion – Lightning Attribute. Warrior’s Brave Spirit.”
[Mana Conversion – Lightning Attribute has been activated.
Increase ATT by 15%
Successful attacks have 10% chance of inflicting additional damage
Increase damage of all Lightning-based attacks by 1000-5000
You must wait 24 hours before converting your Mana to a different attribute.]
[Warrior’s Brave Spirit Level 1 has been activated.
Level 1: 8 hour cooldown. For one hour, raise your ATT by 20%, CRIT chance by 1%, CRIT damage by 50%, movement speed by 5%, and ATT speed by 2.5%. For one hour, Slightly Awkward Indomitable Spirit effect is placed (Slight Awkward Indomitable Spirit decreases chance to avoid damage by 10%). Fatigue does not rise while skill is in effect.]
At that moment, I was struck by the wave of attacks. I really was strong now. I didn’t even try to block any of them, and didn’t receive any significant damage.
“So that’s your choice,” I said to Toh as I stood up from the sofa.
“I know that you’re strong; that much is obvious. But surely you’re not thinking that we don’t have more men, are you?”
“We have three hundred men guarding this villa alone. All of Macau is under our guild’s control. There’s no hole you can crawl into!”
“Really? Well, then I can just dig myself one, if that’s the case.”
“We’ll see how long you keep talking. Giga Lightning!” Pissed at my reaction, Wanhu shot a bolt of lightning at me. I ignored it and charged at Toh. He was currently the weaker of the two from swapping Stat points all this time.
-He said that he’ll pay ten times more if he fails the contract, didn’t he?-
If he died, all swapped Stat points were going to cancel. He was going to have to pay up ten times the money to everyone he sold to. It seemed a fair punishment to these con artists.
“Gah!” Wanhu’s Giga Lightning struck me in the back. I had lost about 120,000 HP from the spell, even with my increased Lightning resistance. It wasn’t even a critical hit.
==[You have been struck by Giga Lightning.
You have been afflicted by Staggering Shock.
Staggering Shock prevented by status immunity.]==
“Don’t get all high and mighty just because you’re an Unrivaled! I’m one of the rulers of Macau and the boss of Hive. I have items that can make me stronger than you. I have even defeated a deity!”
“I’m not being arrogant. You’re just making me jealous with all this item talk.” Wanhu’s damage was higher than I expected. Her Lightning spell could definitely kill a normal deva with just a few hits.
-But in the end, none of it matters to me.-
I continued to ignore her and focused on Toh.
“Heel Kick.” I kicked at Toh and stabbed with my spear.
“Substitute!” Toh summoned a dummy of his likeness in front of him to take the hits for him. The dummy burst like a balloon with one hit.
“What…what is up with that damage?” Toh stood still in shock.
I raised my spear and stabbed at him again.
My attack was faster. My spear stabbed through his chest and out his back.
“Shit! His damage is…”
I pulled my spear out to attack him again.
“Protect Master Toh at all cost!”
A wall of lightning appeared between me and Toh and pushed me back.
“Protect Toh! We must not let him die!”
“Tsk.” It was the perfect chance to finish him off.
“Don’t get so angry. I really wanted to finish off there, you know.”
“Lightning Storm!” Several bolts of blue lightning broke through the ceiling and headed straight for me. I quickly jumped back to avoid the lightning bolts.
“Release!” At Wanhu’s command, the vertical lightning bolts changed direction in an instant, cascading the entire room with hot electricity.
“Gah!” I cried out in pain as the lightning burned through my body.
The twenty guards attacked me again. Then, Toh and Wanhu’s guild members began pouring in from the ceiling.
“Fine then! Let’s finish this!” I was getting angry at this point. I charged in at Wanhu, who was smiling as if she won.
“Stay away from Mistress Wanhu.”
I stabbed at the two guards who stepped in front of me. The spearhead flashed in yellow light as it stabbed through their hearts. They turned into a cloud of smoke while screaming in pain.
“Just one hit…?”
“A critical hit can’t just…” Wanhu stared in shock as her two guards disappeared before her. However, there were still twelve guards in front of her.
-Should I try it?-
For some reason, I was feeling more confident than usual. I was going to save Blink to get myself out of a hairy situation, but I doubted I was in real trouble.
“Melee fighters, focus on defense. Ranged fighters, focus on attacking from a distance.”
Half the guards set up a shield wall in front of Wanhu and the mages shot their spells at me. As soon as the spells came close enough, I used it.
“Blink!” I teleported right next to Wanhu and stabbed my spear into her back. The spear came out through her chest. At that moment, a bolt of red lightning struck her on the head.
==[Your opponent has been struck by Powerful Shock. 100,000 points of damage has been inflicted. For three seconds, your opponent’s movement speed, attack speed, DEF and MDEF is lowered by 80%.]==
Wanhu was a lightning mage. Her DEF and VIT were low. It didn’t matter if she had good items; she could only compensate for so much. I wanted to hit her with a critical hit to wipe that smug grin off her face. But instead of yellow light, I was rewarded with red lightning.
I quickly pulled my spear out and began impaling her multiple times. I wasn’t going to lose this chance.
“You…son of a bitch!” Wanhu couldn’t even lift a finger to try to stop my attacks.
“He’s behind us!”
“He’s behind Mistress Wanhu!” Her guards finally noticed and cast heal spells to save her, but it was too late.
“You fucker! Just you wait. I know about your Blink now. Next time, you won’t escape my lightning!”
“Is that right? I think my lightning is better than yours.” I stabbed her one last time and she disappeared into a cloud of smoke.