Chapter 859: Mark of the Divine Arm

"Hoho, look at that luster! There has to be Immortal-grade equipment among all that loot!" Lian Xin said excitedly.

Lin Yixin shot me a sweet smile and said, "Well, what are you waiting for? If you find metal-armor equipment, we’ll roll and decide who it goes to, okay Little Cheat?"

"Okay!"

I leisurely strolled my way toward the loot. I wasn’t worried that someone might pop out of nowhere and steal our equipment because I had Dark Pupils turned on. Only an assassin at Farewell Song or Moonkiss’s level had a chance of remaining obscured under my skill.

Thud! I kicked the Licker’s head to the side and found four glowing pieces of equipment sitting atop some debris. There were also some odd-colored stones and a book.

I sat down on top of the boss's head and scattered the equipment so that everyone could see it. Then, I said, "Come over and take a look!"

"Mn."

Lin Yixin dismounted and sat down next to me with Murong Mingyue, while Beiming Xue stood next to Lian Xin. All four girls were looking at me with anticipation and waiting for me to distribute the loot.

The boss had dropped four pieces of equipment in total. They were an orange leather chest armor—the color of the light marked it as high-grade equipment—a pair of leather boots, a ring and a glowing sword.

I checked out the leather chest armor first. I waved my hand across the equipment, and its stats screen appeared as a hologram to everyone. Beiming Xue couldn’t stop smiling when she read it—

 

Windchaser Chest Armor (Heaven-grade, Outstanding★★★★★)

Defense: 1100

Magic Resist: 950

Agility: +375

Stamina: +350

Strength: +320

Tactics: +45

Passive: Increases user’s Defense by 40%

Passive: Increases user’s ranged attack power is by 20%

Outstanding Property: Windchasing, increases attack and movement speed by 15%

Property: Windchaser Set, Chest Armor

Introduction: 25000 years ago, archery was a popular sport on the Heavenblessed Continent, and empires all across the land started a war called the Bow God War to determine the Bow God of them all. Many wars later, the title was won by a young man who came from the mountains. It wasn’t until later that it was revealed that the young man was actually the incarnation of the Bow God of the Heavenly Domain. When the Bow God collapsed during the War of Gods and Devils, his body split into five and transformed into five armor pieces. They are called the Windchaser set.

Slots: 10

Level Requirement: 170

Reputation Requirement: 250000

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"Holy shit, a Heaven-grade leather armor equipment set?"

I said to Lin Yixin in a dumbfounded tone while staring at the chest armor, "Yiyi, your Dark Prison set is practically trash compared to this Windchaser set…"

"Fuck you!" Lin Yixin glared at me and pouted. "Would it kill you to lie and care for my feelings? I’m already annoyed enough that I couldn’t find anything better than the Dark Prison set, and now you’re adding salt to my wound?"

I let out a chuckle before passing the Windchaser chest armor to Beiming Xue. "Well, I’m giving this to Beiming Xue. No one is going to dispute this, right?"

Lian Xin said, "Who else can we even give this too? She’s literally the only archer in our party. Next!"

"Mn."

An excited Beiming Xue immediately put on the Windchaser Chest Armor. The orange glow circulating the leather armor and the dark red cape behind her back looked good on her. She tried to suppress the urge to smile, but the little twirl she did on her feet revealed all we needed to know about her happiness right now.

A smiling Lin Yixin patted Beiming Xue on the shoulder and said, "Alright, calm down, it’s too soon to be happy. Dance after you gather the full set on this map!"

"Mn mn!"

Meanwhile, I was picking up the orange leather boots and waving its stats screen into existence. Whatever calm the girls managed to gather a second ago was gone when they saw its stats—

 

Windchaser War Boots (Heaven-grade, Outstanding★★★★★)

Defense: 1050

Magic Resist: 920

Agility: +370

Stamina: +330

Strength: +295

Tactics: +32

Passive: Increases user’s movement speed by 175%

Passive: Increases user's ranged attack power by 20%

Outstanding Property: Windchasing, increases attack and movement speed by 12%

Property: Windchaser Set, War Boots

Introduction: Introduction: 25000 years ago, archery was a popular sport on the Heavenblessed Continent, and empires all across the land started a war called the Bow God War to determine the Bow God of them all. Many wars later, the title was won by a young man who came from the mountains. It wasn’t until later that it was revealed that the young man was actually the incarnation of the Bow God of the Heavenly Domain. When the Bow God collapsed during the War of Gods and Devils, his body split into five and transformed into five armor pieces. They are called the Windchaser set.

Slots: 9

Level Requirement: 170

Reputation Requirement: 250000

……

It was once again a Windchaser set piece. As 5-star Outstanding Heaven-grade equipment, the war boots on their own had almost the same Defense as its chest armor counterpart. It didn’t take a genius to figure out how powerful Beiming Xue could become once she had assembled all the pieces she needed. With stats like these, she could even grab a dagger and duel another knight at melee!

"Here’s the second Windchaser equipment piece, Beiming Xue~~" I smiled and passed the dark archer the war boots as well.

Beiming Xue couldn’t stop smiling at this point. She accepted the equipment and started thanking all of us one by one, "Thank you, big bro! Thank you, Sister Lin Yixin! Thank you, Sister Mingyue! Thank you, Sister Lian Xin!"

We all smiled. This scene reminded me of a certain soccer match where, in order to delay time, a soccer player had run across the entire field and hugged every player and even the referee himself before he finally allowed himself to be substituted. In that moment, there was no one who represented the word "shameless" better than him.

(Author’s Note: Yes, this chapter is going to all about the equipment; yes, it’s probably going to span to the next chapter; and yes, it might be a bit shameless of me to do this, but as an author I must insist that seriousness and prudence are traits something everyone should pick up. Now clap for me!)

I moved onto the third item, a ring with a cyan animal shining above its surface. I gave it a rub, and its stats screen appeared in the air—

 

Cyan Beast Ring (Immortal-grade, Outstanding★★★★)

Intelligence: +770

Stamina: +700

Agility: +695

Tactics: +40

Passive: Increases user’s Magic Attack by 40%

Passive: Increases user’s max MP by 25%

Outstanding Property: Cyan Beast. When attacked, chance to summon the Soul of the Cyan Beast to protect the user. Blocks any damage 5 times.

Level Requirement: 170

Reputation Requirement: 200000

……

Everyone held their breaths at this moment. The girls stared at the Immortal-grade ring like they were mesmerized by it.

We finally got Immortal-grade equipment!

Yes, the ring had powerful stats, and yes, the ring had an amazing passive that increased Magic Attack by 40%, but they still weren’t as good as its second passive, "increases user’s max MP by 25%”. Everyone knew MP was akin to life for a mage. Usually, a mage who hadn’t run out of mana was almost unkillable, but these days, Level 150 melee fighters could use Frightening Slash to drain a mage’s MP and shorten their lifespan drastically. Therefore, on a battlefield where the melee fighters would drain their MP, it was practically impossible for mages to fight a protracted battle without high max MP. In fact, Lian Xin died during the battle of White Horse City not because the enemy had caught her out, but because she had run out of MP. Otherwise, it would’ve taken the Northern Alliance considerably more effort to kill a powerful mage like her.

I passed the Cyan Beast Ring to Lian Xin and said, "This ring is pretty good, and this Soul of the Cyan Beast blocks any damage 5 times. It’s almost as good as an invincibility skill if you trigger it."

Lian Xin nodded slightly at me before saying, "Yay, Immortal-grade equipment! This is the second god-tier equipment I ever got, hoho! Thank you, Lu Chen, thank you, Beiming Xue, thank you, Sister Mingyue, and er… thank you, dumb girl…"

Lin Yixin looked away from her. "Hmph hmph!"

……

Finally, it was time to inspect the fourth item—a dazzling sword with a blade that looked like translucent crystal. Judging from its color, it clearly wasn’t an ordinary weapon—

 

Seven Star Veluriyam Sword (Immortal-grade, Outstanding★★★★★)

Attack: 2000~2450

Strength: +870

Stamina: +845

Agility: +820

Tactics: +100

Passive: Increases user’s Attack by 89%

Passive: When attacking, deals 75% split damage to 7 to 11 targets around the user.

Slots: 12

Outstanding Property: Veluriyam Lamp. When attacking, there is a 5% chance to summon a Veluriyam Lamp from the God Domain and restore 15% HP instantly.

Introduction: During the ancient times, many divine Veluriyam objects were transformed into divine weapons and used to combat the Gods’ enemies. However, the Veluriyam Sword was broken many times during the War of Gods and Demons. Later, Divine Smith Ouyang used a ray of light from the Seven Stars to concentrate its divine energy and complete the reforging of the Veluriyam Sword in one go. The Veluriyam Sword became reborn as the Seven Star Veluriyam Sword.

Level Requirement: 170

……

"Holy shit!"

I sucked in a deep breath. "Hot damn! I wasn’t expecting the Seven Star Veluriyam Spear to have a twin weapon! A Level 170 Immortal-grade sword? Good shit!"

Lian Xin sounded very excited as well. "Wah, it really is a good weapon! Big brother Lu Chen, you should take this weapon! You’ll look perfect right next to Boss He Yi!"

However, I shook my head and said, "Actually, no, Yiyi needs it more than me. I would have to be shameless to take this when she’s still wielding an Earth-grade weapon. Don’t even try to turn me down, Yiyi, I’m not taking this sword no matter what you say. Of course, if we get another melee weapon drop, I’m claiming it for myself!"

Lin Yixin stared at the Seven Star Veluriyam Sword. She looked just as captivated as He Yi was back when the latter found the Seven Star Veluriyam Spear. No gamer girl could resist a beautiful and powerful weapon like this. A while later, she finally looked at me and asked, "You sure you want to give this to me, Little Cheat?"

"Yep. A man’s word is his bond!"

"Hehe. In that case, I accept. I’m also giving you any other fighter equipment we might get in the future!"

"You said it! You’d better not change your mind later!"

"Of course. A woman’s word is also her bond, hehe!"

"Okay!"

……

Lin Yixin thanked everyone just like Beiming Xue and Lian Xin did earlier. Beiming Xue and Murong Mingyue said, "You’re welcome. It’s what you deserve!" but Lian Xin simply harrumphed just like Lin Yixin did earlier.

It looked like the clash between the two girls wasn’t ending anytime soon.

……

Lin Yixin equipped the Seven Star Veluriyam Sword after that, and I thought that it fit her very well. There were very few women in the entire world who paired well with such a beautiful weapon, and Lin Yixin and He Yi happened to be two of them.

Meanwhile, Murong Mingyue shook her head and said, "Now that I think about it, two of Lu Chen’s girlfriends, Eve and Lin Yixin are wielding Seven Star Veluriyam Spear, and the Seven Star Veluriyam Sword respectively, huh? Hmph hmph, I bet someone is overjoyed by this coincidence, isn’t he?"

I decided to keep my mouth shut. She was right though, and I was even happier that Lin Yixin didn’t deny Murong Mingyue’s claim despite her obvious embarrassment.

……

"Alright alright, stop teasing my big bro in front of me already!" Beiming Xue raised her bow protectively in front of me before saying, "Big bro, can you check and see if there’s anything else? If not, then we should depart for the Dharan City ruins now. That is the true heart of Bloody Shield Domain."

"Yeah."

I nodded and went through the rest of the loot one by one. While I was putting the high-level enhancement gems into my bag, I suddenly noticed a blood-red stamp lying on the ground. When I picked it up and brought up its stats, both the girls and I literally started shaking with uncontrollable excitement—

Mark of the Divine Arm (Divine)

Effect: Equip to the user’s left arm to activate its effect. Allows non-knight class players to wield a shield. However, a tremendous amount of arm strength is required to wield both a shield and a weapon at the same time.

Level Requirement: 170

Reputation Requirement: 250000

Strength Requirement: 6000

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