Guild Wars - Chapter 304

Published at 21st of November 2020 10:13:11 PM

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Rina was currently taking in the sight of the rapidly developing Vita City-State . Last time she had been here, the place had only just been upgraded .  

Now, there were so many businesses and hotels around . Tradeskill masters of almost every single craft had at least 1 shop in the City-State, making it one of the best locations in the world .  

Heck, even the Diad family didn't have so many varied Tradeskill workers in their workshops . However, that was a given since the Diad family only accepted top-tier talents in profitable Tradeskills, unlike Vita City-State where very few masters resided here, but many amateurs relied on the bonuses to raise the value of their craft .  

Not to mention that for the Diad family, those Tradeskill masters were part of their group fully . As for Vita City-State, their relationship with the Tradeskill masters was of mutual benefit, though many ignorant people thought that Vita was losing out in this deal .  

Rina walked through the paved roads of Vita, which sort of resembled the roads in Italy and France's business districts . Carriages moved along as many transportation firms had many of their branches here .  

Rina could see a huge amount of traffic entering and leaving the Portal Center, but most of it was players of Umbra . Not to mention the high price of Vita's powerful Portal Center, the strict measures taken for entry also limited the entry traffic .  

Rina herself had been stopped outside by some dark-skinned fellows who looked like Africans, and they only let her through after seeing her guild emblem . As a member of the Five Generals, she was only below the Vice-Guildmasters and the Guildmaster .  

Rina uncertainly walked to the plot she had selected for her own home back when Vita had still been a settlement . At that time, Draco and Riveting Night had allowed her and the other four to do so, but Rina saw many new residences in the area .  

No, what was more interesting was that the area with citizens and nobles was gated from the rest of the city . This directly created a serious class barrier, separating residents and non-residents from the citizens of the state .  

A class system was a cancerous tumor in any state, causing great rife and unhappiness to residents there . But in a game like Boundless, such matters meant dogshit .  

Especially when a state with benefits like Vita existed, then one could only grumble silently but accept it . Had many been in Draco's shoes, they would have done the same .  

The houses that had been constructed for citizens was a different ball-game from that which was constructed for residents outside the gates, as well as those of hotels .  

It was naturally impossible to buy land unless one was a citizen, and even becoming a resident was hard from what Rina had investigated from the members of the Nshaw Tribe at the gates .  

Rina soon came upon her property and was surprised to see that it was untouched, just as she left it . She had never gotten down to having someone build something for her, but it seemed she would have to do so soon .  

She tapped her Flamesear staff against her temple, a tic she had slowly developed while she had been out completing her task to level it up . She did this whenever she was pondering something .  

Rina decided to deal with this now . If she continually put it off, who knew when she would be able to get down to it? 

As such, she went back to the business district and searched around for a bit . She saw many signposts which had the names of various business . However, what she was looking for was the Tradeskill Association's branch .  

She soon found its location near the gated area, a prime location by all means . She meandered through the streets of Vita City-State, enjoying the lustful gazes of men on her form .  

She still wore her classic red robe that was tight enough to almost be a skinsuit . Her blood-red lips curled into a smirk and her sharp red eyes flashed .  

With her good height, she was able to look most men eye to eye, which she was grateful for . It would be pretty uncomfortable to be short, as it would create a psychological feeling of inferiority .  

Rina reached the Tradeskill Association soon enough . Her steps did not come to a stop as she entered the large building that had some mild human traffic going through it .  

Inside were styled halls with some significant grandeur, along with a comfortable lounge in the center . Various servants went around seeing to their guest's needs, giving it the air of a high-class service building .  

At the back of the hall were various booths with workers at each counter, taking in the requests and whatnot of guests in an orderly fashion . It reminded Rina of a bureaucratic office, just posher .  

She directly headed to a counter to get her request sorted . There was a small line in front of her, as she obviously wasn't the first and certainly would not be the last to require services from the Tradeskill Association in this budding State .  

Practically everyone needed something done; new buildings, new tools, new items . Even though they could source it from other Tradeskill crafters in the business district, many preferred to rely on the trustworthy Tradeskill Association .  

This naturally had its own price, which many could not pay easily . An establishment like the Tradeskill Association would never run out of people wanting their services, so they had to create a certain standard with their pricing .  

It wasn't being pompous, but very basic business . Price usually equated to quality in the eyes of most customers, and many big spenders would not even deign to look at certain things unless a suitable price standard was set .  

"Hello madam, how can I help you?" A female worker at the counter asked Rina with a practiced smile .  

"I would like to have a residence constructed . " Rina answered after thinking for a bit .  

The worker's eyes flashed as she heard this . To construct a residence in this illustrious city, one had to be - at least - a resident . Such a status was extremely rare, like a needle in a haystack .  

It didn't seem like Rina was a Rank 4 crafter or combatant, so could it be…? 

Even while she thought this, the worker never halted her duty for even a second . "Please fill out this form for me . Along with it is the list of styles you can choose for your residence . " 

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Saying this, she gave Rina a normal form as well as a pamphlet that was quite stylish . Truly, the Tradeskill Association spared no cost in order to make their service unique and flamboyant .  

Rina nodded and filled in the form . She then carefully checked the pamphlet and saw hundreds of residence designs there . She combed through them until she found one that she liked .  

It was similar to an expensive villa in a resort city, which fit Rina's taste . If she was going to live somewhere, it had to be one with the highest quality .  

After handing the form and her choice back to the worker, the woman read through it a gasped . Rina was building a residence in the core area! She was an Immortal Adventurer that was a part of the Umbra guild! 

The worker then processed the form quickly before turning to Rina again . "I'll need your guild emblem as well as the payment for the construction . " 

Rina nodded and handed over her rainbow-colored guild emblem, asking a prudent question . "No problem . How much would it all come to?" 

The worker received the emblem and check the final price before assessing the emblem . "It will come to… it will… it…" 

She had been about to mention a truly heart-breaking price that would shatter Rina's will to live, but found her words halting as her mind quaked .  

"Erm… how much?" Rina asked with a raised brow .  

The worker gulped and shook her head slowly . "Nothing… it will cost nothing . " 

Rina's expression showed surprise then understanding . "I guess core members get to have their residences built for free?" 

"That is exactly right, Lady Rina . " The worker affirmed with a still cowed voice . She even thought to herself, 'that is for core members, but you're a step above them . Shouldn't we pay you money to build your residence then?' 

Rina nodded and waited for the processes to be completed before taking her emblem as well as her leave . She fiddled with the emblem and considered it carefully .  

'It seems as if this emblem finally carries some weight around here, eh?' she mused silently .  

Rina felt emotional when she remembered that Umbra began with them and Draco . She had sent him a message back then when they first logged into this game, and he had taken them to go leveling .  

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Their first act as a guild had been to brutalize one horny player, toy with some bears, castrate an Ursa and then bully an undead to death .  

Rina sighed . Such good times . When could they even have the freedom to release stress by harming other lifeforms for their own pleasure? 

She pushed away these old longings and headed to the Aether Hall . Now that she was done with getting her new residence's - or better yet, villa's - construction, it was time to meet the other generals .  

Rina felt that she had been away for too long and certainly needed some time to get herself relaxed and rested . She crossed the gates of the inner district and headed to the center of the city .  

This was where the marvelous Aether Hall resided, a magical building that looked like something crossed between sci-fi, steampunk, and cyberpunk .  

Even the various Rank 7 powers had been stunned and enraptured by it, much less Rina . She inspected it for a short while before entering the hall and meeting an energy lifeform that had the outline of Draco .  

"Greetings General Lusty Wench . Are you here to see Administrator Sublime?" Vitae asked formally .  

"Yes, please take me to her . " Rina affirmed with a smile .  

"No problem, please follow closely . " Vitae answered, leading her through the various halls of the building .  

Rina could only marvel when she saw how efficient the building was, as everything was automated . No need for servants or any unnecessary people, the building could do all that on its own .  

Rina was lead to the center of the Aether Hall, where a large office was open . Its interior was extremely aesthetic, with many bookshelves, a wide desk, comfortable chairs, a mini-bar, mini-restaurant, and mini-lounge .  

At the desk sat Sublime Notion, who was poring over some documents seriously . She didn't look tired on the surface, but she gave out an aura that seemed like she had seen the vicissitudes of life .  

… Such an aura contrasted with Sublime's adorable and young physique, rendering Rina speechless .  

In the lounge sat the other four fellows . Cobra, Kiran, Uno, and Boyd were enjoying this rare break from work . They were busy managing the guild in Draco's and Eva's absence, reducing the load of Sublime's shoulders .  

Hearing that Rina had returned, they naturally came to check on her . When they saw her enter, they all greeted her enthusiastically .  

"Yo Bitch . " 

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"Dumb whore, you're back . " 

"How come you're not dead?" 

"… Vile woman, you dared to return . " 

Rina's heart warmed when she heard their heartfelt greetings . These four fellows were her close brothers in their profession and in the game, so they were naturally very close .  

"Hehe, how can this Queen die? Did you bunch of clowns lose your virginities yet? I heard that inactivity would make it fall off without you noticing . " Rina teased evilly .  

The four of them grabbed their third legs to check and breathed a sigh of relief .  

"Come, quickly show us your weapon . I heard you upgraded it?" Boyd said with anticipation in his eyes .  

"Yep, that's right . Feast your eyes and see the results of my hard work over the last few months . " Rina said proudly, displaying the details of the upgraded Flamesear to them .  

「Flamesear – Staff 

Rank: Divine 

Durability: MAX 


Passive 1 – Fire Divinity: While this Staff is equipped, any and all forms of fire magic can be used, regardless of the Rank .  

Passive 2 – Flame Subjugation: Gain 100% resistance to all forms of fire damage, absorbing damage dealt as health while reflecting it all back to the attacker . All forms of flame in the world can be controlled by this weapon .  

Active 1 – Ultra Supernova: Create a sun that deals 10,000% fire damage over a Continent Zone . Cast time: 1 day . Cooldown: 1 year .  

Description: Staff of the Fire God Flashflame . It was damaged and cast down to the mortal realm during the War of the Gods . It has now been repaired and had reached its prime . 」