Training Through The Game - Chapter 13
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
A body enhancing pill could only support Lu Yu’s morning training. When it was close to noon, he could already feel the temperature on his skin dropping.
After practicing the fist technique a few more times, the pill completely lost its effect. He felt the pain again, but it was much weaker.
He looked at his skin, which was slightly red and still emitting steam. The red color was fading, and his entire body was covered in sweat. Even his shoes were wet.
Lu Yu went to the bathroom to take a shower and change his clothes before lunch.
He ate as much as usual. Two roast chickens, three stewed pork trotters, five bowls of porridge, and a big bowl of stewed pigeon with ginseng.
While eating the pork trotters, Wang Qiang sat in front of Lu Yu with food in his hands. Seeing that Lu Yu had eaten so much, Wang Qiang sighed, “You guys are still young, and your bodies are still developing. When you have enough nutrition, your qi-blood will be different every day.”
“Unlike me, I have already past the best time to cultivate. My qi-blood are like a pool of stagnant water. No matter how much I eat and cultivate, my qi-blood will not increase at all.”
Lu Yu swallowed the pig’s trotters and drank a few mouthfuls of pigeon soup to refresh himself. When he saw that Wang Qiang had only taken a roast duck and three big bowls of rice, he asked the question that he had been bothering him, “Isn’t the higher your cultivation, the more qi-blood you consume every day? Is this all you can eat?”
Wang Qiang tore off a duck leg and said, “It’s definitely not enough.”
After taking two bites, Wang Qiang saw the confusion on Lu Yu’s face and explained, “You’re thinking that the higher your cultivation, the more you’ll eat, right?”
Lu Yu nodded as he ate.
“That’s what I thought at the beginning, until I found out that there’s another thing in the world called the marching ball.”
As he spoke, Wang Qiang took out a bag from his waist and showed Lu Yu what was inside. It was an earthy yellow ball the size of a longan fruit.
He threw a marching ball to Lu Yu and said, “After taking one ball, you won’t be hungry for the whole day.”
Lu Yu curiously put the marching ball in front of his eyes and examined it carefully. It looked like an ordinary ball made of flour. It was very similar to the color of the compressed biscuits in the supermarket.
“I only need to eat one ball every day when I eat. In some emergencies, the marching ball can also be used as a reserve grain. The marching ball was originally a soldier’s reserve grain.”
“After they improve it and reduced its price, it become the supplement that body refining realm martial art cultivators used to increase their daily nutrition.”
Lu Yu put away the marching ball. He was already half full and did not plan to eat the marching ball.
After Wang Qiang finished eating, he stood up and said, “I will move into the inner courtyard today, but I believe you will also come in very soon.”
After the meal, Lu Yu went to the logistics department and asked about the marching ball. The marching balls were five silver coins per pill, and one gold coin could buy twenty marching balls.
Every month when they received their monthly salary, each courtyard guard could receive a certain number of marching balls. There were only three days left until the next monthly salary.
In two days, Lu Yu had used up all the body enhancing pills that Butler Zhang had given him.
The strength of his body had increased by a level, and his skin had become tougher. Even when he punched the wooden stake with all his strength, he only felt a slight pain.
Lu Yu felt that the toughness of his skin was almost as tough as cowhide. An ordinary person might not even be able to cut his skin with a dagger.
But even so, he was still vulnerable to the martial art cultivators that were same level as him.
A martial art cultivator could use tremendous strength to cut open the cowhide easily with a sword, and they could also easily hurt Lu Yu.
This was also the reason why very few courtyard guards were willing to spend money to buy body enhancing pills to increase the toughness of their bodies.
Lu Yu cultivated at full speed, not even sparing the patrol time at night. Coupled with the body tempering pills he received every day, Lu Yu’s qi-blood had already risen to 49 points.
It surpassed many courtyard guards who had already worked in the Han Residence for a year.
Today, Lu Yu was cultivating Eight Steps Chasing Cicada when he suddenly heard the sound of an argument. He subconsciously turned his head to look.
Wang Can was surrounded by a group of courtyard guards. He had already become an official courtyard guard. He was the second person among the rookies to do so.
It was normal for someone like Wang Can to spend more than ten days to break through from the mortal realm and become a martial art cultivator. It was inevitable for him to become an official courtyard guard.
It was not normal for Lu Yu to do so in just five to six days. This was also the reason why Butler Zhang had high expectations for Lu Yu.
If people knew that Lu Yu only spent two days to become a martial art cultivator, even Han Yaozu would be interested in him. The Han Residence had to pay great attention to such a genius.
On the surface, Lu Yu had only spent one day less than the eldest young master to become a martial art cultivator. However, before the eldest young master had even started cultivating, he had already eaten countless medicinal herbs that could replenish his qi-blood.
The condition of their bodies before the cultivation were different.
Before the eldest young master started cultivating, his qi-blood were already very close to becoming a martial art cultivator. Even so, it still took him two days to break through the mortal realm.
As for Lu Yu, after his parents died, he had not eaten a good meal. His body’s Qi-blood was severely depleted.
Under such circumstances, he was still able to become a martial art cultivator within two days. It could only be said that his cultivation talent was many times greater than the eldest young master.
In other words, the cultivation efficiency of the AFK mode of the game system was many times greater than that of an ordinary person’s cultivation speed.
After all, an ordinary person would still need to familiarize themselves with the cultivation method after learning it. They might even make mistakes in their cultivation, resulting in more effort to learn the technique.
The AFK mode did not have these problems at all. It allowed Lu Yu to execute the most standard movement with the highest efficiency at the same time.
“Newbie, after becoming official courtyard guard, you must understand some of the rules of the outer court.”
“First, you must respect your seniors, and greet them when you see them. Second, during the meal, let the senior take the food first, you have to wait. Third, every month when you receive your monthly salary, remember to treat the senior to a meal.”
The person who spoke patted Wang Can’s shoulder. Every time he patted, Wang Can’s body would tremble, and his face would turn red.
“Do you understand?”
Wang Can clenched his hands tightly and nodded while gritting his teeth. The unwillingness and anger in his heart caused his qi-blood to surge, and his face turned even redder.
“Okay then. Let’s go.” Seeing that he was so tactful, the person leading the group shouted to the people around him to disperse.
“Yesterday, I felt that I was going to break through to the third level of the body refining realm. If I work hard today, I might be able to break through.” the person said as he left with the others.
“Ten days ago, you said that you felt that you were going to break through. But you didn’t make any progress. What are you waiting for?”
“If you don’t believe me, why don’t we have a fight?” the person said as he glanced at the other person who provoked him.
“Alright, alright. Don’t you guys fight here. Hurry up and cultivate. The sooner you reach the seventh level of body refining realm, the sooner you enter the inner court.”
When they were halfway through, they suddenly noticed Lu Yu was cultivating at the side. The person who took the lead stopped and asked, “Who is that person? Why do I feel that he looks a little unfamiliar?”
“Is he a newcomer?”
“I think so. I’m not sure either. But I saw him cultivating here a few days ago. He should be a newcomer.”
“A few days ago? I was not around here in the past few days. Did you tell him about the rules of the outer court?” The man glanced at the people around him.
Someone explained, “A few days ago, something big happened to the Han Residence. We were so busy that our feet didn’t touch the ground. How could we have the time to care about the newcomers?”
“Well, let’s go and tell him the rules of the outer court.” After saying that, he led everyone toward Lu Yu.
Lu Yu had noticed them a long time ago. From Wang Can’s expression, this group of old courtyard guards should be bullying the newcomers. This kind of thing would happen in many places.
As the saying went, where there were people, there would be Jianghu. Where there was Jianghu, there would be a difference in people’s status.
The predecessors would definitely not want their status to be impacted by the newcomers. Thus, the veteran would bully the rookie.
If it was a few days ago, Lu Yu would have avoided them. But now, his strength was expanding so much that he did not know his own true strength. He wanted to have a battle to see how strong he was.
Most importantly, these people did not seem to be very strong.
“Newbie, do you know the rules of the outer court?” The person said as he walked.
“There are rules in the outer court? How come I’ve never heard of it? You guys set the rules yourself. Aren’t you afraid of being punished by Butler Zhang?” Lu Yu said.
The man frowned slightly when he heard Lu Yu mentioned Butler Zhang. Then, he said with an evil smile, “Do you want to use Butler Zhang to pressure me? Do you think Butler Zhang will take care of these trivial matters?”
As he said that, he reached out his hand to pat Lu Yu. Lu Yu dodged it quickly. The man patted the air, and his smile disappeared.
“I’ll tell you right now what the rules are in the outer court.” the man said in a low voice.
“As a senior, I have the obligation to help the newbies familiarize themselves with the moves of the Fierce Tiger Fist. Let me guide you!”
The word “guide” was especially emphasized. The meaning was already very obvious.
“That depends on whether you have the ability or not.” Lu Yu retorted without hesitation.
“You will find out soon enough.” That man grinned and suddenly attacked Lu Yu. His move was the Hungry Tiger Pounce the of Fierce Tiger Fist Style.
In his imagination, Lu Yu had no chance to resist him at all. After all, he was already at the peak of the third level of the body refining realm.
To him, Lu Yu was just a young man who had just started cultivating, a martial art cultivator who had just entered the body refining realm.
Lu Yu watched as the man made the first move. In Lu Yu’s eyes, the man’s moves were full of flaws.
That man only knew how to execute standard moves of his fist techniques dully, and he did not know how to adapt at all. He could have attack right away, yet he put on the starting stance of the Fierce Tiger Fist before throwing a punch. It took to long for him to attack Lu Yu.
After two days of cultivation, Lu Yu’s skill, Fierce Tiger Fist — Fierce Tiger Fist Descending had already reached the level of ‘highly skilled’. His Fierce Tiger Roar had reached the level of reaching the ‘skilled’ level.
Facing a person whose skill level had barely reached the ‘skilled’ level, Lu Yu had no problem to crush him at all.
Lu Yu attacked. His right hand stabbed into the opponent’s blind spot. He used the smallest amount of strength to interrupt the opponent’s move and counterattack at the same time.
Bang ~ that man stumbled back a few steps. He lost his balance, and his face was full of shock.
When the others saw that their friend was suppressed by Lu Yu, they were stunned.
Weak, too weak.
Lu Yu lost interest in fighting with him. That person’s skill level was not as good as his, and the other party’s qi-blood was also slightly weaker than his. If they really fought, Lu Yu would defeat the other party.
Moreover, Lu Yu still had a skill. If used his full strength, Lu Yu would be able to defeat him before he could react.
By the time the others were still shocked, Lu Yu had already left the martial arts practice field. He was almost clear about his own strength.
His current strength was equivalent to a courtyard guard at the third level of the body refining realm, and his skill level far exceeded that of a courtyard guard. He could easily defeat a courtyard guard at the third level of the body refining realm.
The strength of his qi-blood was lower than that of a courtyard guard at the fourth level of the body refining realm. But with his ‘highly-skilled’ Fierce Tiger Fist and the Eight Steps Chasing Cicada, he could fight a courtyard guard at the fourth level of the body refining realm. The prerequisite was that the opponent’s skill level was about the same as his, or lower.
“Who is it?” Zhang Lun shouted.
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“F*ck, why is there someone on this tree? Retreat.”
After chasing for a while, Zhang Lun returned to the Han Residence and reported to Butler Zhang.
“Someone appeared in the forest outside the western courtyard. Have you found out who it is?”
“They had their faces covered. I was held back by a few people who are at eighth level of body refining realm. I can’t stop them. But one of them seemed to have used the moves of deputy chief of Wild Wolf Sect.”
“Wild Wolf Sect? How dare they provoke the Han Residence? It’s truly an eventful time. The murderer of Han Fan has yet to be found, yet a scoundrel like the Wild Wolf Sect dares to provoke the Han Residence..”