Doomsday Lord

Doomsday Lord Ch. 30 | Arrangements

When Chéng Yáng exited the Instance Dungeon he ran into Liú Hào and Niú Bīng’s group.

“Tch, lucky as always.” Chéng Yáng clicked his tongue when he saw that they had five new pieces of equipment.

What can I say?” Liú Hào playfully shrugged, “Guess my luck from gacha games works here too. A shame I only got one piece of Black Iron Equipment, Lǐ Wànshān’s group got two.”

“Only one? I managed to pick up three.” Since Liú Hào was being so arrogant, Chéng Yáng felt the need to brag as well to put him in his place.

“Nice, nice, you got three…” Liú Hào casually answered before freezing in surprise. “Wait, three? And they’re all Black Iron? There weren’t even any runs left though…”

Chéng Yáng enjoyed watching Liú Hào freak out, it was one of the few interesting things that he could watch during the apocalypse and it reminded him of his peaceful life.

“It’s simple really, since I ran the Hard Difficulty the drops were better. It was also the first clear so I got something really good.”

After saying that, Chéng Yáng handed Liú Hào the Skill Inheritance Crystal. After Liú Hào read its system pane, he passed it to Niú Bīng, who then passed it to Páng Shān.

“Pretty nice Yángzǐ! This is why you’re the boss!” Liú Hào didn’t appreciate the value as much as Chéng Yáng had, but he wasn’t blind. He could tell that it was extremely valuable. “Have I ever said how thankful I am to have a man like you as my good friend?”

“Not nearly enough.” Chéng Yáng beamed while rubbing his nose.

“Ummm, how do I learn this?” Páng Shān didn’t know Chéng Yáng well and was quite hesitant to speak with him since he held a high status now.

“Ah, that’s right.” Chéng Yáng realized that he’d never explained the Skill system to them, “When you level up you’ll be able to learn a new skill. When that happens just go to the Class Statue and pay two hundred Soul Fragments and you’ll learn the Skill.”

“So much…” Páng Shān grimaced while thinking about the cost.

“Don’t worry about the cost babe, we’ll get the others in my team to pitch in. They’re the ones who will benefit after all.” Niú Bīng said.

“That’s a good idea.” Liú Hào nodded vigorously. “Actually maybe we should be stuffing our Clerics with Soul Fragments so they level up faster.”

“Of course, why didn’t I think of that?” Niú Bīng seemed excited at the prospect of using his position as team leader to spoil his girlfriend. “We could also do the Soul Fragment sharing strategy that Yángzǐ told us about.”

“Actually I wanted to talk to you guys about that.” Chéng Yáng cut in, “Yesterday I was able to unlock eight times cultivation speed and I want to share it with you. How many Soul Fragments can you collect in a day?”

“Uhhh, fifty? Maybe sixty?” Niú Bīng replied. “If you count the Instance Dungeon we can get close to eighty.”

Chéng Yáng nodded. This was within his expectations.

BLOCKER – rewrite so that it fits with updated leveling timelines

“I have a proposal.” Cheng Yang said. “Right now we’re at an advantage because we were able to become Professionals so quickly, but Phoenix Village has a fatal flaw. There are just too few Professionals. If we don’t want to be destroyed by outside forces in the future, we need to make sure we keep our current advantage. Right now, I have over one thousand Experience Fragments, and as long as you have that many, you can unlock eight times training speed. I plan to use eight times training speed every day, but there is a way for you to do that as well. I can lend you my thousand Experience Fragments after finishing my four hours of training for the day. After finishing your training, you can pass the Experience Fragments to another team Captain and then finally return them to me. In this way, you’ll be able to level up in just ten days. Of course, it will require you to consume three hundred and twenty Experience Fragments every day, but if you can clear the instance dungeon once a day, it should be fine.”

Yu Kai and the others were all smiles. They had all tried out four times training speed and were excited to see just how good eight times training speed would be.

“Yoko, that is a really good idea, especially since Experience Fragments are best used for training. If we used them to buy things instead, it would be quite wasteful. After all, no amount of items would be better than leveling up. It’s just that… this won’t negatively affect your training will it?” Liu Hau asked.

“Don’t worry, it won’t affect me in the slightest because when you gift Experience Fragments, you don’t lose any and it will come back to me every night anyway. This method for increasing people’s strength will be widely used in the future. The only downside of using this method is that if someone refuses to gift the Experience Fragments to the next, there is no way of getting them back. Even if you were to kill them, their Experience Fragments would just disappear.”

Although they didn’t say anything, all of them understood that by doing this, Cheng Yang was demonstrating his absolute trust in them.

BLOCKER – content from next chapter

When they finished talking, Chéng Yáng talked his friends with letting Yú Kǎi know about the new plan and went to find Lǐ Wànshān.

Cheng Yang immediately explained his plan to Old Lee, who was naturally grateful. He understood that he was different from Yu Kai and the others since Cheng Yang hadn’t known him long. Cheng Yang’s act of trust moved Old Lee greatly.

Cheng Yang glanced at his Experience Fragments and found that he had over one thousand six hundred. After finishing his training last night, he only had 1,100 points but clearing the Hard Difficulty Blood Soaked Church alone actually had such great results!

After that Cheng Yang traded one thousand Experience Fragments to Lau Hui since he was the only one of the five team Captains that hadn’t finished training for the day.

After the trade, Cheng Yang went over to the five class change statues to start some new research. When they had performed several class change ceremonies this morning, they had nearly bottomed out the territory’s Experience Fragment reserves. After hunting outside and clearing the instance dungeon three times 1300 Experience Fragments were collected, of which, 60 were funneled into the salaries of his officials.

Cheng Yang selected the research option for each statue that increased Mana. When the research finished, all of the primary classes would gain a Mana boost of 24%. Mana would always be the limiting factor for people of how big of a monster horde a group could fight. This was especially true for Phoenix Village which didn’t have an Alchemy Tower yet.

Standard Grade research would take ten hours to complete, which meant it would be dark before the new research would be finished. Now Phoenix Village was close to broke again, now that 900 Experience Fragments had been used for research.

When he finished, Cheng Yang looked at the sky and estimated that it was around 10:00. With Lau Hui’s team training in the Meditation Halls, that only left four teams of soldiers under his command.

Cheng Yang felt a tap on his shoulder and turned around to see Old Lee. He hesitated for a moment before asking, “Lord, do you think we have enough power to reach Cloud City yet?”

Cheng Yang could understand how Old Lee felt and thought about the issue for a while. “I think it’s possible, yes, if we were willing to make sacrifices. Of course, there would be no guarantee that we would find your family before having to turn back. I think that today we should continue our operations in Huimin. They are people we can save, and once we collect enough wood, we can build the Alchemy Tower and unlock the ability to buy potions. Once we have potions supplementing our Priests, we should be able to reach Cloud City safely. Of course, that only my guess. I’ll go alone to scout of the path to Cloud City to see if we can go any earlier.”

Old Lee nodded. He couldn’t find any way he could argue with Cheng Yang’s plan. He was well aware that he couldn’t risk his team’s lives for his selfish desires.

Later, Cheng Yang pulled Liu Hau to the side and handed him the boots he had found. Liu Hau was very satisfied with the gift since it would further increase his speed advantage.

The Normal Difficulty for the Blood Soaked Cathedral could still be used one more time today, but Cheng Yang had no intention to let anyone in. If he sent in an inexperienced team, they would just die, and he needed Yu Kai to go to Huimin. The only other team Captain that could enter the instance dungeon was Lau Hui, but he was in the middle of training. They had already cleared the instance dungeon three times today, so there wasn’t a huge loss anyway.

According to Cheng Yang’s arrangement, both his and Yu Kai’s team would go to Huimin with the primary goal of rescuing people and gathering wood as a secondary goal. Since Cheng Yang was going to be doing something else today, Zhao Chuan would be leading his team, which is why he needed Yu Kai to be present.

The remaining two teams would be sent to the peripheries of the territory to find and exterminate large monster hordes. This was an unquestionably vital job since the monster hordes would combine over time growing larger and large like a snowball rolling down a hill until they were big enough to decimate Phoenix Village.

Cheng Yang clearly remembered that in his past life, there was a territory destroyed right before he died. They hadn’t been able to prevent the formation of large hordes when the village was created and after half a year a horde, which numbered in the millions, completely devoured the territory. Although millions of monsters are scary, the truly dangerous aspect of large hordes was their ability to nurture elite monsters. The leader of the horde that destroyed the territory was an Elite Pinnacle-Grade Mature monster. If not for that monster, they may have been able to survive.

In Cheng Yang’s past life, even after half a year, humanity hadn’t been able to fully understand the mechanics of monster evolution, however, they were able to figure out a few key points. Monsters, like humans, would be very weak when they first spawned. As time passed, monsters would grow stronger at a pace somewhere in between a human at two times and four times training speed. Also, once twenty or so monster gathered together, one of them would be designated as the leader of the group. The leader of a group would have a boost in their growth speed and gain the Elite title. When beast hordes combined, both leaders would keep their current growth rates, but one would be designated as the true leader and have an even higher growth rate. As hordes grew bigger, more and more Elites would appear in their ranks and the leader would be of an even higher level. Humanity didn’t know whether strong monsters encouraged hordes merging or if they only appeared after a merge but regardless when a large horde was encountered, it would always be dangerous.

Cheng Yang didn’t care why this phenomenon happened but was determined not to let a large horde form near the station. The incident in his previous served as a strong reminder of what would happen if one did.

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