Forest Survival: From Logging to Login - Chapter 19
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
This wood processing plant was not automatic.
It required Ed to use his own strength in order to operate the machine.
However, it was worth mentioning that the plant that was built had been thoughtfully included with two pedals for his use. It did not require constant force on them. As long as he stepped on the pedals once in a while, the machine would continue to operate. Ed would die of exhaustion otherwise.
As the machine whirred to life and started to operate, Ed tried to have it cut some wood into the shapes he wanted.
Overall, it wasn’t too bad. After he obtained more resources in the future, he could still upgrade it.
At this moment, a notification sounded again.
[ Notice ] : A wood processing plant has been built!
[ Unlocked new function: Upgrading items and buildings ]
He was not surprised by this. After all, he had known what to expect a while ago.
This could be said to be a very important function, which would allow him to upgrade buildings and the like.
In other words, under normal circumstances, he would be able to improve anything he had, including the dilapidated and ancient items he had first received in this world.
Wandering to the old cart, a message appeared in his mind. Just as he expected, it could be upgraded. The content of the message was the materials required to upgrade it.
The tools and other items he had seen when he had first awoken here could also be upgraded, provided that he had a certain amount of resources.
After looking at the tools, Ed set his sights on the cabin itself.
As expected, it too could be upgraded.
[ Inferior-quality Cabin upgrade materials: wood x1200, leaves x550, metal sheet x50 ]
[ Trading Space will double following an upgrade. ]
It was not too expensive, but Ed did not have any intention to upgrade it yet.
He proceeded to look at the diamond-quality axe.
[ Diamond-quality Axe ]
[ Materials required to level up: metal sheet x1.2 million, energy crystal x1 million… ]
Ed didn’t want to continue reading after this.
It was simply a ridiculously exorbitant price. He had never even heard of an energy crystal, and it demanded a million of them. It was almost a robbery.
For the time being, Ed forgot about upgrading the axe. He did not dare to consider it at all. The amount of materials required was simply impossible to obtain. He had never even heard of most of them. It would already be a miracle if he could find any of them in the first place, they were likely not going to be up for trade either.
Yet, just because the axe could not be upgraded, it did not mean that he could not improve other items.
For example, for most daily necessities, the amount of materials required for upgrade was not as ridiculous. Some only required a single piece of wood. Moreover, a certain amount of materials could be consumed to level up all items. The thing that this unique was that the items would be enlarged
Ed seemed to have most of everything in order.
As such, he could leave this place at ease to venture deeper into the forest to obtain more resources.
Relying on daily logging operations alone would not be sustainable. To obtain a larger amount of resources, one had to explore, which would inevitably create encounters with all kinds of dangers.
Despite the risk and challenges, Ed was determined not to give up. Riches came from risks!
Most importantly, Ed himself also had also met the conditions to explore safely. After eating so many forest chickens and the crops he had planted, his own strength had increased by leaps and bounds. Not only that, through his constant capturing of chickens, he had also honed his attentiveness by quite a bit.
He had been preparing since the very beginning, and now, the time was right.
He reasoned that if he continued to stay here, not only would his troubles be the aforementioned lack of resources, but if he were to encounter a crisis, he would be reduced to nothing more than a lamb waiting to be slaughtered.
Ed had never been someone with a passive stance. Taking the initiative to attack first had always been his way of doing things.
Even if he left this place, he was not too worried that his territory would be taken over by others. After all, the other survivors were still preoccupied with finding food, and would not have the time to run around.
Those that did were likely to already have met their end in the mouths of some wild beasts.
Ed guessed that the distance between each survivor was not too large. This was only a premonition in his heart, of course. There was no way anyone could be sure about this for now.
Anyway, it wasn’t like he wasn’t coming back. He was simply going off to search for resources.
Night fell shortly.
Ed and Little Treasure sat around the bonfire.
The squirrel had skillfully climbed onto Ed’s shoulder, and now lay lazily on it.
“Little Treasure, how about we go out for a walk tomorrow?”
Ed poked Little Treasure’s small belly. He wanted it along for a simple reason.
This was a squirrel that could find treasures. If he didn’t bring it along, he would miss out on quite a bit of riches.
Hearing Ed’s words, Little Treasure launched itself off his shoulder before landing on the ground.
Squeak squeak squeak!
It had already wanted to go off into the forest and play around for the longest time. However, as Ed had not done so, the little squirrel obviously couldn’t venture off on its own.
Now that Ed had suggested it, it was naturally very happy.
Finally, they could go out to play!
Animals seemed to have an inexplicable sense of belonging to the forest, and Ed was clear about this. His thoughts and Little Treasure’s worked in sync.
He understood the squirrel’s eagerness, and since he had to go out to search for resources anyway, he’d take the opportunity to bring Little Treasure out to play.
Their trip was decided just like that, and Ed had it planned for the next morning.
Soon, it grew late, and Ed went to sleep after a round of patrols. Little Treasure had also fallen asleep early today, which was rare.
It was a quiet night.
The sky the next day was hazy and bright. In the early morning, drops of dew hung lazily on the leaves of the towering trees.
Ed had woken up early today, following a strange dream.
He rubbed his eyes as he breathed in the morning air.
If there was a time when the air was clearest, it would definitely be in the early mornings. As there were trees all around, the quality of the air would undoubtedly be clean.
Ed let himself come to his senses for a while before checking in.
It was impossible for him to forget such an important thing.
[ Ding! Check-in successful. ]
[ Ding! Congratulations to the host for obtaining a fusion card. ]
[ Notice ] : This fusion card can only be fused with interfaces.
As he checked the description of the fusion card, he thought to himself that this check-in system was simply too timely.
[ Fusion Card: Fuse all interfaces in the mind into one with the check-in system. After fusion, transactions can be carried out directly without needing to return to the cabin. ]
This was exactly what he needed!