Chapter 74: Xiao Xiao’s Rules
Wang Qiang said those words with a tremble. At this moment, he recalled the terrifying domination brought about by God DogLeading.
Wang Qiang had come here with an infuriated mindset to see which contestant had replaced him. At that moment when he realized the person was God DogLeading, he lost his will to complain any further. He was astonished and shocked, having mixed emotions of “so the Gods are with us”.
As Unrivaled Heroes had a default identity concealment system, Yang Yang did not know that Wang Qiang, who was sitting beside him, was [Gaia] branch’s strongest customer below the realm of Psionic Soul, King of Leopards. When he heard how Wang Qiang was addressing Shi Xiaobai as God DogLeading, he was extremely puzzled. However, since he was naturally disposed towards not communicating with strangers, he did not ask him.
As there was a flurry of discussion in the viewing hall over the meaning behind “IChooseDogLeading”, the commentator, Sweets suddenly covered her mouth and said in astonishment, “Third level of the Psionic Mortal Realm!? IChooseDogLeading is actually at the third level of the Psionic Mortal Realm?”
Biscuit was also very surprised, but the mature him appeared a lot calmer. He said with a sigh, “Indeed, he is at the third level of the Psionic Mortal Realm. It looks like [Gaia] branch is prepared to do something strange.”
“Impossible! It’s impossible that he is at the third level of the Psionic Mortal Realm!”
Before the people in the viewing hall reacted to it, someone suddenly stood up and issued a cry of disbelief, “How can he be at the third level of the Psionic Mortal Realm? How can that be…How can that be…?”
The person’s eyes were flickering with disbelief as everyone cast their eyes on him. Noticing that, he hurriedly sat back down, but he constantly murmured, “Impossible, he can’t be at the third level of the Psionic Mortal Realm…”
“Why can’t he?” Yang Yang looked at Wang Qiang, who was on the brink of going mad, and could not help but ask.
Wang Qiang turned around to take a glance at Yang Yang and realizing that it was a 7–8-year-old boy, he immediately didn’t feel like answering. He lowered his head to continue indulging in his horror. He had always believed that God DogLeading was a noob abusing smurf stronger than him. At that moment when he realized that God DogLeading was only at the third level of the Psionic Mortal Realm—recalling how he had been teased—he could not believe that it was true.
However, the weekly matches did not allow the adjustment of values, and the battle arena cafe had definitely verified the values with great scrutiny, so God DogLeading was undoubtedly at the third level of the Psionic Mortal Realm.
“I actually got teased by a darn kid at the third level of the Psionic Mortal Realm for an hour?”
Wang Qiang was on the brink of tearing up as he felt as though his heart was about to suffer a collapse.
At this moment, a undisguised derisive voice came from somewhere not far away, landing into Wang Qiang’s ears.
“Tch, what’s a trash at the third level of the Psionic Mortal Realm joining the free-for-all for? The weakest ‘IAmNoPig’ amongst the five people here can easily fix him. Sending that King of Leopards would be better! What do you mean doing something strange? It seems to me they are at the ends of their rope!”
Wang Qiang could not help but turn his head to look at the source of the voice. He noticed that on his left two seats away, there was a blond youth who had a look of disdain. A cold sneer was hanging on his face.
If it was any other day, Wang Qiang would definitely have agreed with this youth’s statement. Letting a weakling at the third level of the Psionic Mortal Realm participate in the battle was definitely worse than sending him, the King of Leopards, to make a stir.
However, the person that was being ridiculed was God DogLeading that had abused him so much that he had begun to doubt life, so Wang Qiang could no longer tolerate this. He reached his hand across his neighbor to pat the blond youth’s shoulder forcefully.
Seeing the blond youth turn over with a questioning look, Wang Qiang sneered at him, “Youth, you know nothing about power!”
IChooseDogLeading caused quite a commotion in the [Gaia] branch viewing hall, but that was all. After all, they did not hold great expectations for the [Gaia] store representative, as such they were not really overly disappointed. The most important thing was that the next person to be introduced was Princess Xiao Xiao who everyone cared about the most. It was best if the irrelevant clown was skipped as soon as possible.
The two commentators were also clearly cognizant of this point, so they did not take out their arsenal on Shi Xiaobai. They did not even introduce the information that he was adept at Crab Steps to the audience. With a few words, they skipped over him, giving the director a cue to switch to Xiao Xiao’s information.
The screen quickly displayed Xiao Xiao’s game character avatar. Due to the identity concealment feature of Unrivaled Heroes, a white veil covered Xiao Xiao’s face, but it still made the audience in the viewing hall hold their breaths.
She had pink long hair, and was dressed in a white long sleeved blouse, a white laced skirt, white knee-high socks and red boots. There was a big pink bow tie in front of her chest. It was a simple color combination and a simple outfit that seemed to accentuate her snow-white skin and excellent figure.
“Princess Xiao Xiao sure is beautiful.” As a young beauty, Sweets could not help but sigh.
Biscuit immediately followed up, “Not only is Princess Xiao Xiao’s beauty exceptional, but her strength is also a power to be reckoned with. Her Psionic Ability realm is the highest amongst the contestants this time round. It’s at the tenth level of the Psionic Mortal Realm!”
Sweets echoed with a giggle, ” Princess Xiao Xiao is a top student in the best institute of higher learning in China, Pehua University. Furthermore, she is a Psyker with exceptional gifts. She deserves to be labeled a proud daughter of Heaven!”
In the next few minutes, the two commentators began a series of enthusiastic discussion that revolved around praising Xiao Xiao. The young male audience immediately found it very enjoyable. Although they could find most of the information regarding Xiao Xiao online, they had no qualms about listening to others praising the female goddess in their hearts.
After introducing Xiao Xiao, Sweets suddenly gave a mysterious smile and said, “Everyone should now know that this week’s format is a seven-person free-for-all. So what battle strategy does everyone think should be employed, considering the rules? Dad Biscuit, tell me about it.”
Biscuit thought for a moment and said, “Firstly, of course there is a need to reduce one’s presence, in order to avoid becoming the collective target of others. Next, it is cooperation. They can form small groups with people they trust and first eliminate the contestants that fall along the sidelines.”
After Sweets heard this, she giggled, “As expected of Dad Biscuit, what you said is very reasonable. I have nothing to offer against your viewpoint. Hehe, in fact, Princess Xiao Xiao had already thought of these two strategies, and have established rules that allow these two strategies to be implemented!”
“Ah? It’s not the eliminating of these two strategies, but instead encouraging them?” Biscuit apparently looked a little surprised.
The audience also began to whisper in discussion. Shouldn’t there be attempts to eliminate such opportunistic strategies?
At that moment, Sweets said, “Although I am not sure why Princess Xiao Xiao did this, she definitely has her intentions, so everyone, please look forward to it. According to Princess Xiao Xiao’s rules, the weekly competition will be divided into three rounds. We will now begin the first round immediately. Princess Xiao Xiao calls it the—negotiation round!”
The moment Sweets said that, the screen switched to an empty white room with a wall. There was not a single person in the room. If not for the wall and the ground making an angle, the entire screen would have appeared white.
“Now, what everyone is seeing is a scene from the virtual reality world. The seven contestants will have ten minutes of negotiation in this white room. All violence and acts of force will be prevented in here. Only rational conversations can be used to set up one’s small team!”
Sweets’s voice came from the screen. As people were digesting the information, she immediately announced, “Then, let the negotiation round begin!”
The moment Sweets said that, seven beams of light appeared in the white room. Following that, seven people appeared at different corners of the empty room.
After the seven people entered the white room, other than Xiao Xiao and IChooseDogLeading not moving, the other five people spontaneously walked towards Xiao Xiao. It was obvious what their intentions were!
The audience in the viewing hall drew a cold gasp of air. They immediately understood who was the biggest beneficiary of this round—clearly everyone else would wish that the strongest Princess Xiao Xiao would become a member of their team. It was believed that with a simple word from Princess Xiao Xiao, anyone would be willing to form a team with her!
Was this Princess Xiao Xiao’s goal?
By establishing a rule that benefited herself, wasn’t she openly cheating?
That didn’t make sense. With Princess Xiao Xiao’s strength and position, such an act was superfluous, wasn’t it?
What were Princess Xiao Xiao’s intentions?
Author’s Note: The setting up of the plot is done. The real story begins next chapter.