Chapter 464 - Luminous Dancer
“Remember to tell Soaring Angel to deliver those five pieces of Sub Legendary-grade equipment,” Nie Yan said with a indifferent expression . “Oh, one more thing . I’ll be paying a visit to the Satreen Empire in the near future . I’ll be sure to return the favour in kind . ”
The crowd trembled . This was Asskickers United’s declaration of war on Angel Corps!
The distance between the Satreen and Viridian Empires was far too great . With a single trip by transfer point costing several hundred gold, there likely wouldn’t be a large scale war occurring until flying mounts were more widespread . Only the elites of both sides were duking it out for now . As for what the outcome would be, players were eagerly waiting to see . These sorts of clashes between top experts were always exhilarating!
Watching everything from the guild hall of the Angel Corps headquarters, Soaring Angel slammed his fist on the table . Through gritted teeth he spat out, ”Nirvana Flame, you’re still gloating after getting a cheap win . If you dare to come to Orc King City, I’ll crush you like an ant!”
This loss meant nothing to Angel Corps . The majority of their attention was focused on capturing cities and unifying the Satreen Empire . They were too busy to bother with anything else . Besides, the Viridian Empire was too far away . Were it any closer, with their current strength, they could easily swallow Asskickers United whole .
Flying mounts! Two words popped into Soaring Angel’s mind .
Whoever had the most flying mounts would control the skies!
The makeshift arena in Calore’s central square was slowly dismantled . Mad God and Depraved gloomily teleported back to the Satreen Empire . This matter had come to an end for the time being .
Discussion about these PvP matches would naturally continue for a long time . However, Mad God and Depraved had clearly become laughingstocks . They had arrogantly barged into Calore, only to depart beaten and bruised .
There was a lot of ongoing discussion surrounding Nie Yan’s strength as well . As for exactly how strong he was, they could only guess . Ever since his first appearance, he had never once lost . Everyone hoped another godly existence capable of matching him would emerge .
Nie Yan returned to the Cripps Stronghold with Smoke Stub and the others .
After experiencing a war, the Cripps Stronghold became even more flourishing than before . Instead of destroying the stronghold, the flames of war fueled its development even further . When merchants looked to set up their businesses, the first thing they looked for was security . If they bought a plot of land in a stronghold and set up shop, only for it to burn down during a war, wouldn’t their investments have gone to waste?
Asskickers United had proven they could hold the Cripps Stronghold even against an overwhelmingly superior enemy . Could there be a better assurance than that? As such, merchants were flocking here from all over . Besides security, another important factor was potential . With a large number of Level 60-80 maps surrounding the stronghold, its prosperity was guaranteed . Not to mention Asskickers United intended to develop it into a central hub, spending vast sums of gold to construct transfer points and connect it with other strongholds . With these transfer points, travelling back and forth would become much more convenient .
Nie Yan felt gratified at the bustling sight of the Cripps Stronghold . It appeared Guo Huai and his team had properly managed this place while he was away .
Nie Yan entered the Asskickers United guild hall . Guo Huai and his team were swamped with work .
“How’s the War God Tribe doing?” Nie Yan asked . Guo Huai hadn't come running to him about the War God Tribe since last time . So, he could only conclude they were doing well .
“I don’t know what you told them, but they’re fighting with renewed spirit and fervor . The Tuoba Family’s five guilds can’t do anything to them . They should be able to hold out for at least five or six more days,” Guo Huai reported . The situation over in Nisode was stable for the time being .
It seemed Nie Yan’s provocation back then had really lit the fire in their hearts . After all, none of them wanted to be called trash and be looked down on by others . With the leaders of the gaming organizations passing down the orders, their subordinates would naturally give it their all . The unity of the War God Tribe instantly soared . Although the War God Tribe couldn’t beat the Tuoba Family, as long as they could hold out for several more days, Asskickers United would be in a better position to help .
After five or six days, Nie Yan could dispatch a group of players to support the War God Tribe . The Armoured Ice Catapults would also be ready for war . At that time, they could launch a counter offensive on the Tuoba Family .
Nie Yan cared quite a lot for the War God Tribe . It was the Nie Family’s asset . He absolutely couldn’t allow the Tuoba Family to destroy it .
After confirming the War God Tribe was in no immediate danger, Nie Yan dealt with some other guild affairs, then teleported back to Calore . It was about time he paid the Temple of Light a visit .
The Temple of Light was located in Calore’s West District . Large religious ceremonies would often be held at this place . Every week, NPCs would gather en masse to pray and listen to sermons . On top of this, a grand pilgrimage would be held every year, with the sickly coming from all over to receive healing from the warm radiance of the holy light .
As Nie Yan walked along the street, he gazed at the grand building constructed of grayish white stone shrouded in a faint white radiance .
In front of the building was an open square with a large statue of an angel wearing white battle armour . Its expression was vivid and lifelike, right down to the last feather on its wings . This was the most famous figure of the Temple of Light, Archangel Tallod . He was permanently stationed at the gates of hell, guarding humanity’s peace .
The dignified expression of Tallod’s statue filled everyone who saw it with a sense of respect and reverence .
Nie Yan walked past the statue and approached the Temple of Light . A guard in silver white armour stopped him from entering . “Stranger, please leave this place . Those not affiliated with the temple are not allowed to enter . ”
Nie Yan looked at the guard’s name .
“Sir Gerard, I’m looking for Priest Anisen . I’ve obtained an evil item, and I’d like to have it examined,” Nie Yan respectfully said . Everyone at the temple had an extremely high status . This was because the majority of the nobility in Calore were followers of the Temple of Light .
“If you wish to purify an evil item, you’ll have to wait until the weekend to enter the temple . ”
It seemed Nie Yan couldn’t purify the Evil Gemstone today . The weekend was two days away . He could only wait until then .
Nie Yan was about to leave, when a grey haired and bearded old man in white robes walked over .
“Grand Scholar, what brought you to this holy sanctuary?” the old man asked .
Nie Yan looked at his name . It was Priest Anisen, just the person he was looking for! He was a bit astonished by his luck .
Anisen saw the pondering expression on Nie Yan’s face and faintly smiled . “Don’t be surprised, sir Nirvana Flame . I was informed by God of your arrival . He is omniscient and omnipotent . ”
Nie Yan didn’t pay Anisen’s words about God any mind and directly took out the Evil Gemstone from his bag . The black gem emitted a corrosive black miasma .
Anisen looked at the item and said in a grateful tone, “That is the Evil Gemstone . It originated from the distant Dark Abyss . It absorbs the energy of the undead and can enslave the mind of its owner, simultaneously granting them immortality . Even if they’re killed, they’ll resurrect . For this very reason, the Temple of Light could never completely exterminate the Bloodshadow Legion . Sir Nirvana Flame, you’ve resolved a great headache for us . Please, let met purify it . ”
“Of course, Priest Anisen . ” Nie Yan handed over the Evil Gemstone to Anisen .
Anisen smiled . “Sir Nirvana Flame, please follow me . ” Together, the two walked into the Temple of Light .
After entering, the miasma coming off the Evil Gemstone was instantly suppressed . The originally pitch black turned faint .
Nie Yan followed Anisen into a lounge . It was filled with a boundless radiance and overflowing with holy power .
Nie Yan felt the warm light wash over him and cleanse him of all impurities .
This was the power of light .
Anisen took the Evil Gemstone to a white stone pillar . It held a thick book which let out a brilliant radiance .
As Anisen flipped open the book to the first page, holy power gushed out . Nie Yan saw twisting tadpole-like scribblings on the page . They were both bizarre and elegant . This was the Temple of Light’s Holy Scripture . It possessed unimaginable divine power .
As Anisen chanted out one cryptic syllable after another, the Holy Scripture grew all the more dazzling, its radiance completely enveloping him . The Evil Gemstone in his hand started slowly disintegrating before finally exploding and disappearing into thin air . There wasn’t even the smallest of fragments left behind .
With the Evil Gemstone purified, Nie Yan wondered how the reward for becoming a Luminous Dancer was triggered . Was it a quest? Was he going to receive some sort of item?
As for exactly how Smiling completed the Luminous Dancer class advancement in the previous timeline, Nie Yan wasn’t clear . Smiling himself definitely would not reveal this sort of secret to the general public .
Since the Evil Gemstone was already purified, Anisen would definitely give him a reward . Nie Yan waited in anticipation .
After a while, Anisen finished chanting . He waved his hand and a white ray of light shone down on Nie Yan .
Nie Yan felt a formidable power slowly entering his body .
“Light and shadow in coexistence . Youngster, would you like to enter a different world and pursue a divine power from the distant past? You will be transported to an ancient battlefield . There you will obtain the blessing of God . Within the spinning wheel of time, prove your worth by surviving,” Anisen’s low and sonorous tone guided Nie Yan into a dreamlike state .
This was the Luminous Dancer class advancement quest?