Everyone Has a Castle: I Choose Elves to be in My Army - Chapter 8
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“No other rewards?”
After a long time, Gale did not receive the reward he expected for upgrading his castle.
He was 100% certain that he was the first Castle Lord to undergo the promotion.
Based on his past gaming experience, every promotion should bring about a rich reward.
“I’ve played so many games that I’m becoming crazy.” Gale smiled and patted his head.
To be honest, he was a little disappointed.
With a thought, the virtual interface appeared in his vision.
[Intermediate Castle (Ten Thousand Deities Residence)]
[Normal Structures: Warehouse]
[Military Structures: Random Battle Unit Pool (Unique)]
[Promotion Requirement: 10,000 units of wood, 8,000 units of stone]
[Next Tier: Advanced Castle]
[Current Faction: None]
“My range of influence has expanded to 500 meters. The upgrade was not in vain.”
Within Gale’s territory, all the resources belonged to him.
Without his permission, other Castle Lords could not intrude into his castle’s sphere of influence. His battle units would automatically view them as intruders and attack!
It could be considered a form of protection for the territory!
“What’s the influence for?”
Gale was puzzled. This was the first time he had heard this word since he arrived.
As if sensing his confusion, a voice sounded in his mind.
[Influence can be categorized as: Manifesting Strength, Initial Reputation, Renowned Near and Far, Distinguished Personage, World Famous, etc.]
[Your current stage is: Manifesting Strength!]
[With the increase in influence, the chances of attracting native organizations will also increase!]
[If the influence of the castle reaches a certain level, there is a small chance that the native organizations will approach you to seek refuge!]
[Of course, the native organizations might also choose to attack your castle!]
As the voice explained, Gale gradually understood the role of influence.
“This is not good news.”
He did not know the distribution of these organizations, let alone the exact strength of the natives.
As for the native organizations coming to seek refuge, Gale felt that it was unlikely.
At least not now.
He had just reached the stage of Manifesting Strength, so it was impossible for any local organizations to believe in him and seek refuge.
The news rang a warning bell once again for Gale.
He had to make good use of these seven days of novice protection period to increase the overall strength of the castle.
At the very least, he had to pass the first assessment safely.
This is also a small goal for Gale at this stage.
Cicely, who was still hunting monsters, stopped what she was doing and glanced in the direction of the castle, as if sensing Gale’s change in mood.
Then, her hands moved faster and faster, and the speed of her chanting gradually increased.
Wind blades mercilessly reaped the monsters in front of her.
In the eyes of others, monsters that were hard to defeat were just a pile of material.
Every attack would take the lives of several monsters.
Before long, many monster corpses were once again piled up in front of Gale.
“You should get some rest, Cicely.”
This time, Cicely didn’t refuse, even though she did not need to rest.
The long period of killing still made her very tense and alert, taking a toll mentally.
“I’ll do as you say.” Cicely bowed.
Gale stared at the monster corpses on the ground, calling the system to break it down.
Other than things like fur and materials, the rest of the food that was dissected was once again put on the [Trading Channel].
As soon as the food was put on the shelves, many Castle Lords once again rushed to buy it.
However, these Castle Lords still used woods and stones as trading resources.
Gale didn’t even see anyone trading their Origin Edges.
“It seems like I’ll have to wait a little longer to upgrade the military building.”
Gale now had 20 Origin Edges on his hands. He was still 80 Origin Edges away from achieving the first step of promoting his military building.
The other requirement was to obtain two Origin Crystals.
Origin Crystals were even more precious than Origin Edges. They could only be dropped by hunting high-tier monsters.
The other Castle Lords couldn’t even take out an Origin Edge, let alone Origin Crystals.
Gale’s current development speed could be said to definitely be the fastest among the one billion Castle Lords.
“According to the current situation, we might be able to continue upgrading the castle tomorrow.”
Gale glanced at the [Trading Channel]. Most of the food that had just been put on sale had already been purchased.
Currently, there were already 3,500 units of wood and 7,000 units of stone in his warehouse.
He was in no hurry, however.
For the immediate period of time, except for a small number of Castle Lords who had summoned high-level battle units, who might be able to obtain food alone, the rest of the Castle Lords currently could only obtain food through trading.
Therefore, Gail was not worried that the food he placed up would not be traded.
“Master, do we still need monster corpses?”
Cicely came to Gale’s side and spoke gently.
Gale shook his head.
He looked at the sky and said, “Let’s go tomorrow. It will be dark soon.”
In this world full of crises, Gale had no idea what the night would bring.
Even if Cicely was strong, Gail would not let her take the risk.
Although dead battle units could be revived, other than needing to wait for their resurrection, there was a certain chance that their strength would decrease!
This was another reason as to why Gale was so cautious.
With nothing to do, Gale reopened the [World Chat].
The atmosphere inside was still lively.
All sorts of information flooded his eyes.
At this time, a message appeared in the center of this virtual interface.
All the castle lords who were inside the [World Chat] received this message.
The color of the font was blood red, looking especially horrifying.
[The night is coming. The blood moon is rising into the sky. Evil spirits are everywhere. Evil energy is about to engulf the Endless Land!]
[When the blood moon rises, the monsters’ strength will increase by three times!]
[Non-dark, devil and evil battle unit types will have varying levels of strength reduction!]
[Note: If it’s not urgent, don’t seek death!]
After everyone read this message, [World Chat] was akin to boiling water. All sorts of comments popped up.
The Castle Lords who had been seriously developing their castle during the day could no longer sit still.
They all expressed their opinions.
[What’s going on? Are they even trying to let us live?]
[Luckily, my battle units are of the evil type!]
[Who dares to go out in the middle of the night? If they go out, they will die in minutes!]
[It has nothing to do with me. I just want to eat meat!]
[Big Boss Gale, please be merciful and send some food!]
[I agree with the comment above. I’ve been starving for the whole day!]
Even so, the direction of the conversation in the [World Chat] continued to lean towards Gale.
Towards this, Gale had no idea.
Of course, he was not interested either.
Gale looked up at the moon hanging over the horizon.
That’s not right…
To be exact, it was a blood-red half-moon.
What it emitted was not pure white moonlight, but a blood-red light.
The roars of monsters came from the forest, as if celebrating the arrival of the Blood Moon.