Training Through The Game - Chapter 1
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“Hello! Who is it?”
“Brother Yu, it’s Su Peng.”
“Su Peng!” Lu Yu was very surprised to hear from Su Peng, but he also scolded him with a smile. “You left without saying goodbye. I should kick you for disappearing for so long! Why haven’t I heard from you in the past three years? Where have you been?”
“Something happened at my home back then. I was in a hurry to go back and didn’t have time to say goodbye to you.”
“What about Jing Yang? Why didn’t he say anything when he left? Did something happen at his home too?”
“Um… I think so.”
“Alright! If that’s the case, I let you guys off now. Since you’re calling me now, I assume that the matter should be resolved. When are you free to hang out? Let’s ask Jing Yang to have a gathering together! I still have your graduation certificates. When are you coming over to get them?”
“Forget about the graduation certificates. They’re useless in the future anyway. I don’t have time for a gathering now. We’ll have to wait for a while. I still have to ask Jing Yang if he’s free.”
“Let’s talk about these things later. I’m calling you because I have something very important to tell you.” Su Peng’s tone became serious.
Lu Yu knew Su Peng’s personality. If he became serious, it meant that the matter must be very important. He subconsciously sat up straight and began to pay attention to it.
“Go ahead, I’m listening.”
“Later, there’s a delivery for you. I’m the one who sent it to you.”
“In the parcel is a gaming helmet. That’s right, it’s the holographic virtual gaming helmet that can 100% simulate reality in novels.”
Hearing this, Lu Yu had many questions in his heart, but he did not interrupt Su Peng.
“What you need to do is to use this game helmet to enter the game and do everything possible to become stronger in the game. Also, it’s very important that you don’t die in the game.”
“The game helmet uses the brain nerve connection technology. This technology is not very mature yet. If you die in the game, your brain might mistake that you’re really die, which will then lead to brain dead.”
“If you encounter an irresistible danger in the game, you can choose to force quit the game to avoid the danger. However, it’s best to use this method sparingly. Forcefully quitting the game without proper log out will still cause damage to your brain nerves.”
“It’s fine if you force quit the game a few times, but if you do it too much, you’ll have high chance of suffering cerebral palsy.”
“Mm, there shouldn’t be anything else. Brother Yu, remember to receive the express delivery. If you’re lucky, we’ll meet in the game soon.”
After saying that, Su Peng hung up before Lu Yu could ask any questions. When Lu Yu wanted to call back, he received a reply, “The user you have dialed is not in the service area. Please try again later.”
He could not contact Su Peng. It seemed that he could only ask him what was going on when he met him in the game.
Lu Yu suspected that Su Peng’s family’s company needed a lab rat to test this super advanced technology. It might be the reason why he was given the gaming helmet.
After Su Peng hung up the phone, not long after, Lu Yu received a call.
“Hello, is this Mr. Lu? There’s a delivery for you here. Please come and pick it up.”
After signing for the delivery at the delivery station in the neighborhood downstairs, Lu Yu rushed home as fast as he could. He quickly opened the box with anticipation.
Under the layers of packages, there was a silver-gray helmet that looked no different from an ordinary motorcycle helmet.
There was also a piece of paper in the package. On the front, it said “Divine Martial World’s login game helmet”. On the back, there were various symbols and numbers mixed together. After looking at it a few more times, Lu Yu memorized it.
Lu Yu was now a freelancer. After making sure that he had nothing to do in the afternoon, he took the helmet to the bedroom.
After plugging in the electricity, three green lights lit up on the helmet. He put on the helmet, lay on the bed, and entered the game.
He did not experience any magical login process. When he opened his eyes, he was already in the game.
Lu Yu carefully observed the environment in the room. The room was very simple.
The walls were cracked after years of disrepair. It looked like a thatched roof. There was only a simple wooden bed covered with straw, which occupied a large area of the room.
Lu Yu looked at his hands. His hands were a little thin due to malnutrition. He touched the rough straw on the bed and the rough clothes on his body. There was a rotten smell in the room, it seemed like this body had not showered for a long time.
“This game is really dope! The touch, the smell, the vision…”
He smacked his lips, and a bitter taste filled his mouth. “The taste is so clear and real. If this game goes on the market, it will definitely monopolize the gaming world. I wonder how much is this helmet is.”
If it wasn’t the few buttons of the game system in his line of sight, Lu Yu would have thought that he had transmigrated.
Clang, clang, clang, clang, “Wake up, everyone. Wake up!”
Bang! Bang! Bang! The sound of a door being kicked was heard. It was getting closer.
Bang! The door of Lu Yu’s room was kicked open. Sunlight shone into the room. Lu Yu subconsciously his eyes and saw that it was the door kicked open by a young man in green who was holding a gong.
“Hurry up and gather at the martial arts practice field. If you’re late, you can’t eat today!”
After saying that, the man turned around and left to wake the others up.
Lu Yu did not know what the situation was at the moment, so he did not plan to act on his own. He first acted according to the NPC’s instructions.
After walking out of the room, he found that there were many houses like the one he was in. With a glance, Lu Yu estimated that there were more than 30 houses.
Following the others, Lu Yu came to a wide courtyard. The courtyard was surrounded by green flags with the word “Han” written on them.
Like Lu Yu, the youths in linen clothes gathered in a corner of the courtyard. On the other side, there was a group of strong people in green clothes who were using the equipment on the practice field to train their bodies.
A middle-aged man in black clothes walked in front of the crowd. Lu Yu stood in the crowd and carefully observed the surrounding environment. His guessed that that middle-aged man was a servant.
When the middle-aged man walked over, the young man with the gong had a fawning expression. He bowed and said respectfully, “Butler Zhang, these are the latest batch of courtyard guard seeds. They have all been checked. They are all orphans with clean backgrounds.”
“Alright, you may leave!”
At this moment, a tall and handsome young man dressed in green with a black belt around his waist. A saber on the left of the belt and a jade on the right. He walked over from the hall at the end of the martial arts practice field.
Seeing the young man walking over, Butler Zhang smiled and said, “Guard Yang, I’ll leave these rookies to you. I hope that you can teach them properly. If they can learn one or two moves from you, it will be of great benefit to them.”
“Butler Zhang, you flatter me. I will train these rookies well. I will definitely not let down the expectations of masters and misses.”
After a short conversation, Butler Zhang left. The handsome and tall Guard Yang took over the task of teaching everyone.
Looking at everyone and sweeping his gaze across the hall, Guard Yang said, “My name is Yang Xiu. From now on, I will be in charge of teaching all of you martial arts.”
“First of all, it is a great honor for all of you to be chosen to be the courtyard guards of the Han family. Without Han family’s blessing, you would still be living a life of begging in some corner. You won’t have the chance to learn martial arts and change your fate.”
“Second of all, you are not the official courtyard guards of the Han family yet. I will teach you a set of fist technique. When you reach the first level of the body refining realm, you will be the real courtyard guards of the Han family.”
“You will be able to move out from straw shed and live in the green stone tile house. You will be able to receive monthly salary and have enough to eat and drink every day.”
Hearing this, the eyes of most of the youths were burning with passion. They were very much looking forward to the life that Yang Xiu mentioned. Seeing the yearning in the eyes of the youths, Yang Xiu nodded his head in satisfaction.
“Alright, the fist technique you’re going to learn is called the Fierce Tiger Fist Style. If you practice it well, it will not be a problem for you to cultivate to the seventh level of the body refining realm. Now, I will show all of you a few times. Look carefully and remember it!”
After saying that, Yang Xiu began to perform the Fierce Tiger Fist. Each and every move of his was full of tiger power. His punches were full of wind, and his feet swept away the dust. Standing in the crowd, Lu Yu could even feel the wind from Yang Xiu’s punches.
[ Beep! Detected that the player is learning the ‘Fierce Tiger Fist Style’ ]
At the bottom of his eyesight, there was a progress bar that was constantly increasing.
When Yang Xiu was showcasing the fist technique, he did not forget to explain the main points of the Fierce Tiger Fist and the way to exert force. Otherwise, they couldn’t learn the fist technique by just watching him.
Soon, Yang Xiu finished a set of fist technique, and Lu Yu’s progress bar was loaded to 100%. When he saw the notification that he had learned the Fierce Tiger Fist, Lu Yu opened the system interface to check his information.
[ Name: Lu Yu ]
[ Realm: Mortal ]
[ Qi-blood: 9 ]
[ Cultivation Technique: Fierce Tiger Fist (first level) ]
[ Skill: Fierce Tiger Fist-Hungry Tiger Pounce (beginner) ]
[ Experience Points: 0 ]
Yang Xiu quickly demonstrated the Fierce Tiger Fist three times, and then asked the crowd to disperse and start practicing.
Soon, the field was filled with all kinds of screams. Yang Xiu walked among the crowd. When he saw someone whose posture was not right, he will hit them with the scabbard to help them correct their postures.
The pain forced the rookies to remember the proper postures and movements of the fist technique. If one did not want to be beaten, they could only remember the correct movements.
Seeing the youths quickly grasp the correct positions amidst the screams, Lu Yu sighed. If the instructor of military training in the real life was as strict as Yang Xiu, he would have better skill and physique.
As Yang Xiu moved forward, it was soon Lu Yu’s turn. Yang Xiu subconsciously wanted to raise his scabbard and hit Lu Yu, but he suddenly stopped. This was because Lu Yu did not have the slightest mistake in his movements, he was just a little rusty.
Yang Xiu was really surprised. He did not expect a rookie to be able to perform Fierce Tiger Fist so well. He took a few more glances at Lu Yu before he went to watch another person. Then, a scream came from behind Lu Yu.
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Yang Xiu did not think too much about Lu Yu being able to perform Fierce Tiger Fist really well for the first time. After all, Fierce Tiger Fist was not a powerful martial skill. It was just an ordinary one. Hence, it was not impossible for Lu Yu to make the right moves in his first try.
Of course, this was not because Lu Yu had learned Fierce Tiger Fist before. It was because after Lu Yu clicked on the cultivation button under the Fierce Tiger Fist, his body started to move on its own like a marionette.
Lu Yu could feel that as long as he wanted to, he could regain control of his body with a little “strength”. This was an advantage from the system, some sort of hack like AFK.
However, why would he need to move his own body when he could let it be?
As Lu Yu’s proficiency of the Fierce Tiger Fist technique continue to increase, Lu Yu felt that the feeling of being able to AFK was not bad..