Training Through The Game - Chapter 2
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The entire morning, everyone was practicing the Fierce Tiger Fist Style.
As the only one who did not get beaten up, Lu Yu was enjoying the envious (jealous) gazes of the others.
Practicing fist technique was not an easy matter. It was a very physically exhausting to do the correct posture when practicing the Fierce Tiger Fist Style. Many people stopped to rest after a few rounds of practicing.
Only Lu Yu kept practicing without stopping. In the AFK mode, Lu Yu could feel the hunger in his stomach, but he did not feel tired, so he could continue to practice.
The sensation of hunger was not very strong. He could endure it and continue to AFK. He was almost able to level up.
Every time he finished one set, his Fierce Tiger Fist Style’s experience bar would increase by one point. To level up the technique, he needed 100 experience points. As for the skill, the Hungry Tiger Pounce, he only needed 20 experience points.
After practicing for the 20th rounds, Lu Yu received a notification of the skill level up.
[ Skill level up! Fierce Tiger Fist-Hungry Tiger Pounce (beginner)→ Fierce Tiger Fist-Hungry Tiger Pounce (slightly skilled) ]
After the skill level up, his movements were clearly smoother when practicing the fist technique, and the speed of his punches had also increased by a little.
After long pressing on the skill, Lu Yu learned that if he wanted to level up to the next level, he needed 50 experience points. He still had 80 experience points left to level up the Fierce Tiger Fist Style.
Lu Yu was excited, “Very good. Thanks to my unremitting efforts, my skill has finally leveled up.”
“I have to work harder.”
Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Everyone looked in the direction where the sound came from.
Yang Xiu stood in front of everyone and said loudly, “Alright, this is the end of the morning’s training. Next, all of you will need to familiarize yourselves with the areas you’re going patrol. After it’s done, you can eat.”
Hearing that they could eat, the hungry and tired youths cheered. Lu Yu also stopped his practice and took over the body with his consciousness.
He didn’t feel anything when he was in AFK mode. As soon as he took over the body, he immediately felt his limbs go soft and his head go dizzy. A strong sense of hunger came from his stomach. He was so hungry that he wanted to eat himself.
“Wang Qiang, Li Shan, you two take them through the daily patrol route and then take them to eat.”
The two official courtyard guards ran over and bowed respectfully to Yang Xiu before leading everyone out.
Just as everyone left the martial arts practice field, a young lady in an exquisite and luxurious dress carried a red box and ran in from the main door. When Wang Qiang and Li Shan saw the young lady, they bowed respectfully and said in unison, “Greeting, Young Lady!”
The young girl ignored the two of them and rushed to Yang Xiu. After saying a few words to him, she picked up the box and opened it for him to see. They were a little far away, so Lu Yu did not hear what the two of them said.
He memorized the young girl’s appearance. The background of this game seemed to be set at an ancient time, so there was no doubt that that “miss” had the authority to decide the fate of these servants. Lu Yu thought that he better not to offend her.
Lu Yu was used to preparing for the worst.
He followed the team. Thinking of the girl’s attitude toward Yang Xiu and the others, Lu Yu felt that Yang Xiu had the potential to be a top-notch servant. He even mentioned that he would not disappoint the missy’s expectations when he spoke to Butler Zhang.
The team followed Wang Qiang and Li Shan on their daily patrol. On one side was a three-meter-high stone wall, and on the other side was a dense forest. The dirt road that they stepped on extended far into the distance.
Seeing that it was impossible to finish walking in a short period of time, Lu Yu began to divert his attention to other functions in the game.
He opened his backpack. It was empty inside.
He opened the quest bar. It was also empty inside.
He opened the chat box. It was still empty inside.
He opened his friend list. Needless to say, it was also empty.
When he saw the friends search, Lu Yu tried to enter the number written in the express delivery box. Because this number was very similar to his character account, it should be Su Peng’s account.
After clicking the search button, he indeed found a person. He clicked on the request to add that person as a friend. In less than two seconds, Su Peng appeared on the friend list.
Lu Yu was a little surprised. He did not expect Su Peng to be online. Coincidentally, he also had some questions to ask Su Peng, so he opened the friend chat box.
A translucent blue chat box appeared in Lu Yu’s field of vision. The chat box did not hinder his line of sight.
He entered a bunch of questions he wanted to ask and clicked send.
[ Failed. Target exceeds 10 kilometers. Requires thousand-mile communication talisman. Number of thousand-mile communication talismans: 0 ]
Lu Yu was speechless
“F*ck, I typed so many words for nothing!”
He pressed thousand-mile communication talisman and received a notification: thousand-mile communication talisman can be obtained through quests, NPCs, and the system store.
Lu Yu found the system store and opened it. He found that he had to buy game credits before he could buy the items in the system store. They were sorted according to the price, from low to high. The thousand-mile communication talisman was on the first row.
It cost 100 points for one talisman, which was 10 dollars.
“Ten dollars for one message. Is this game serious?!” Lu Yu had to spit it out.
Lu Yu was not so extravagant as to spend an exorbitant chat fee to chat with Su Peng.
Beep! Beep! Beep! A notification sounded.
Lu Yu glanced at the others and found that they did not have any abnormalities. It seemed that only he could hear this voice.
[ Su Peng: I am currently at the Tianfeng Academy in the Tianfeng Province. If you are in the Tianfeng Province, you can come to the Tianfeng Academy to look for me. The thousand-mile communication talisman was very precious, and I did not have many of them. Therefore, if you have any questions, you can ask me when we meet. This is Jing Yang’s account, you can add him as a friend, 1h% [email protected]# 32 ]
“Is the thousand-mile communication talisman very precious? Aren’t they sold in the store? Ten dollars per piece, it’s indeed quite expensive.” Lu Yu thought. However, Lu Yu still felt that it was a little strange. “Money shouldn’t be a problem for Su Peng, right?” Lu Yu thought.
After adding Zhang Jing Yang as friend, Zhang Jing Yang quickly sent him a message.
[ Zhang Jingyang: Su Peng and I are both in Tianfeng Academy. Su Peng forgot to mention it just now. I think I should tell you about it, even though he said that it would be a waste of a thousand-mile communication talisman. We’ll wait for you at Tianfeng Academy. ]
Upon seeing this, Lu Yu knew that it was Zhang Jingyang himself. This was how he usually spoke.
Lu Yu, Su Peng, and Zhang Jingyang had been friends since they were young. From primary school to junior high school to high school to university. The three of them had always been in the same grade, one major, one class, and one dormitory.
It was like fate had put them together. After all, Lu Yu had not spoken to them before choosing his university.
The three of them were basically inseparable. When they were about to graduate, which was three years ago, Su Peng and Zhang Jingyang did not show up to get their graduation certificates. They did not even say goodbye to Lu Yu. They just disappeared without a trace.
Lu Yu searched them for a long time but could not find any trace. It was not until today when Su Peng called him on the phone that he confirmed that the two of them did not die in an unknown corner.
To be honest, Lu Yu really thought that the two of them had disappeared from the world.
“Alright, my next goal is to head to the Tianfeng Academy and meet up with you. If you can’t give me a satisfactory explanation for your sudden disappearance, I won’t let you off!”
Lu Yu made up his mind. He wanted to head to the Tianfeng Academy as soon as possible.
The Tianfeng Academy was in the Tianfeng Province. Where was he now?
Lu Yu felt that he had to figure out where he was first before figuring out how to get to the Tianfeng Academy.
“Alright, have you guys memorized the daily patrol route? If you haven’t memorized it, then walk it again.”
“We’ve memorized it!!!” Hearing that they had to walk it again, the hungry and tired youths shuddered and shouted in a hurry.
Wang Qiang was just bluffing. He couldn’t bring them to walk again because he was hungry as well!
They brought the hungry youths to the canteen. The canteen was filled with official courtyard guards. There were fishes and meats on the table, and many rice.
The hungry youths were drooling. Lu Yu smelled the fragrance. Even though he knew that this was just a game, he felt that his mouth was secreting saliva crazily. He really wanted to eat.
Wang Qiang and Li Shan stopped everyone and gestured to the side. “Your food is over there.”
Everyone looked in the direction that Wang Qiang was pointing at. There was a large wooden barrel was filled with white porridge. There were also a lot of other ingredients mixed in the porridge. But the porridge was too different from the roast chicken, braised pork knuckles, and fish soup on the other table.
“We want to eat meat too. We want to eat meat too…”
Someone took the lead to shout, and the others followed suit, their voices growing louder and louder.
“Shut up!” Li Shan shouted, “Only official courtyard guards can eat meat. You only deserve to eat porridge. You’re lucky you have porridge to eat! If you keep whining, you won’t get anything!”
“Okay, okay, Li Shan, calm down. Didn’t you use to be like them?” Yang Xiu appeared in the canteen and spoke.
Wang Qiang and Li Shan stepped back and made a path for Yang Xiu. He walked in front of everyone and explained carefully, “You guys lived a life where you’re not even sure when you can have your next meal. If you eat the fish and meat directly, it’s very easy for your bodies to be damaged.”
“Moreover, that’s not an ordinary porridge. It’s filled with some medicinal herbs that replenish qi-blood and strengthen qi-blood. It’s very beneficial to cultivation, and help you guys to become official courtyard guards faster.”
“Do you understand?” Yang Xiu swept his gaze across everyone.
Being swept by Yang Xiu’s gaze, everyone immediately remembered where the pain on their hands, legs, and back came from. For a moment, they became submissive and said in a low voice, “I understand, I understand…”
“If you understand, go over there and get a bowl. Line up one by one to get porridge. If there’s not enough to eat, you can still get more. Remember, you’re not allowed to cut the line. Otherwise, you’re not allowed to eat today!”
They used to be thieves and beggars in the town. They were the poor children who would do anything to survive. After getting the bowls, they lined up obediently. No one dared to cut the line or go against Yang Xiu’s order.
After getting the porridge, everyone ran out of the door with boiling hot bowls in their hands and took small sips. From time to time, they would make weird noises because of the heat, but they would not spilled the porridge out.
Lu Yu took two bowls and poured the porridge from one bowl to the other. He repeated the process to speed up the cooling of the porridge.
Seeing that Lu Yu was “playing” with two bowls, Yang Xiu walked over and asked, “Why are you taking two bowls alone?”
He looked around and realized that Yang Xiu was talking about him. Lu Yu answered honestly, “I saw that everyone else took their bowls, but there were still extra bowls. I take another one and use it. This way, the porridge will cool down faster, and I can eat more porridge.”
“If I can eat more porridge, I will be able to become stronger faster and become an official courtyard guard faster. I will also be able to repay Master Han who has done me a favor sooner.”
After hearing his words, Yang Xiu looked at him a few more times. After recognizing that he was the youth who could completely execute the Fierce Tiger Fist, he patted Lu Yu on the shoulder in satisfaction.
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While he was patting, he remembered that Lu Yu’s body was very dirty. Then, he quickly withdrew his hand.
“It’s good that you have such thoughts. I think highly of you. If there are no accidents, you will definitely be the first official courtyard guard this year. Work hard and strive to become an official courtyard guard as soon as possible.”
Yang Xiu encouraged Lu Yu, and Lu Yu appropriately displayed the joy of being praised by a big shot.
Seeing his expression, Yang Xiu was even more satisfied. “Eat well. Only by eating well can you cultivate better and become stronger faster.”
Noticing the conversation between Yang Xiu and Lu Yu, a bigger youth in the crowd walked towards the place where the bowls and chopsticks were placed..