Chapter 3: War God
In Gu Qing Shan’s sight, the blue-ish UI that appeared isn’t that different from before, the only difference being the list of buttons that appear below the UI.
These buttons are as dark as blackholes, occasionally emitting some thin black mist.
A line of neon-blue text appears right above the buttons:
“Successfully turned on War God UI, at this moment you can turn on the first feature for free”
“Would you like to turn it on?”
Right as Gu Qing Shan confirms his choice, in the list of black-hole buttons, the first cleared up and shows its name.
“War God Skills?”
Gu Qing Shan took a look at the button’s name, then immediately read through its description.
A bit later.
Gu Qing Shan walks towards the shelf of weapons in the corner, looking through the weapons remaining on it.
A rusty spear, a damaged curved sword, a military bow covered in dust.
Sadly there were no swords.
In the game, the amount of players who choose to become a sword cultivator numbers at least in the millions, but Gu Qing Shan himself was among the top ten on the world-wide ranking, a Great Sword Saint. (TN: not Greatsword)
He was part of the elite, the strongest players.
Other than that, Gu Qing Shan was also the commanding officer of all guild operations. Normally, he would deal with every little thing there is. After the war operations broke out, he didn’t even have a single minute of free time.
Even in reality, he was frequently summoned by nation officials, constantly have to discuss strategies and plans with other nations’ guilds, literally a one-man management center.
There were so many elite players who griefed for Gu Qing Shan, saying that he had to waste his time concentrating on too many aspects, otherwise his sword skills wouldn’t just be top ten, that he’d be capable of getting to the very top itself.
Seeing the weapon shelf have no swords, Gu Qing Shan can only regretfully shake his head, picking up the curved sword.
From the War God UI, a message popped up
“Military-use curved sword (damaged), used skills include:”
“No.1, One Sweep A Thousand Enemies, user: Wang Jin”
“No.2, Cut The Gate, Split The Mountain, user: Zhang Kuo”
“To master both Scimitar skills, Soul Point cost: 1.”
This information is so shocking that even Gu Qing Shan was struck speechless for a while.
Immediately master martial skills, so this is War God Skills?
This is only the War God UI’s first function, the other functions are all blacked out at the moment, unable to be used.
But this is already more than enough, if he can get whatever skills he can touch, then there isn’t any skills that can be called secret to him is there?
Gu Qing Shan breaths in, to calm himself down first, then try to ask: “What are Soul Points?”
Right away, a small line of text appears on the UI.
“You can get Soul Points from defeating any creatures, you defeated 1 Skin-shedding Blood Demon, received 4 Soul Points, current Soul Points: 4/5”
Killing a single Skin-shedding Blood Demon got him 4 Soul Points.
Of course, Skin-shedding Blood Demons don’t count as common demons, they’re much stronger than regular demons and low-rank cultivators, not to mention being extremely good at hiding and assassination.
Luckily Gu Qing Shan took the right chance to reverse assassinate the Commander, also killing this demon in the process.
Otherwise, at the time when Gu Qing Shan had no spirit energy, if the outcome wasn’t decided quickly, the one that died wouldn’t have been the Skin-shedding Blood Demon.
Gu Qing Shan lightly nods, so apparently, it’s like that, but his current Soul Point is 4/5, meaning that the maximum amount he can carry is only 5?
That’s a bit too little.
Just when he thought that, more text appears on the UI.
“The higher your cultivation, the higher your maximum Soul Point count will be.”
Soul Points and cultivation are linked together?
Gu Qing Shan suddenly felt an urge to look at his own level, finally noticing the four easily seen large letters on top: “Qi Training Level 1.”
This is everyone’s starting level when they enter the other world, his level from the previous life is already gone.
Gu Qing Shan can only sigh, silently put the curved sword back, pulling out the rusty spear.
On the spear, there is only a single “Basic thrusting” skill.
Shaking his head, dropping the spear, Gu Qing Shan finally picks up the military bow.
“Military Bow, used skills include:”
“No.1, Stable, user: Zhang Wu”
“No.2, Rapid Fire, user: Zhang Wu”
“No.3, Precision, user: Zhang Wu”
“No.4, Swallows Fly Twice, user: Zhang Wu”
“To comprehend Stable, Rapid Fire, Soul Point cost: 2”
“To comprehend Precision, Soul Point cost: 4”
“To comprehend Swallows Fly Twice, Soul Point cost: 6”
From current memory information, Zhang Wu should be this outpost’s general, his expertise being the scimitar and the bow, but during the last defensive battle, he died at the hands of a Blood Drinker Demon.
Gu Qing Shan took a look at the four skills, slightly concentrating on “Double Swallows Fly”
This skill alone takes a whole 6 Soul Points to master, already more than the maximum amount that Gu Qing Shan can carry.
“Hah, only qi training stage 1, seems like I’ll really have to cultivate again from the start, lets aim to quickly increase my maximum Soul Point.” Gu Qing Shan can’t help but shakes his head.
Qi training stage 1, this is the lowest, as well as the first stage of all cultivators.
After qi training, there’s also “Foundation Establishment”, “Golden Core”, “Rejuvenation”, “Ascension”, and other stages, but that can be left for later.
One good news, is that a player’s cultivation can be brought to reality.
Qi training stage one, means that you can already feel and use spirit energy.
If he really did go back in time with the current status quo, even if all his equipment is lost, all his skills are gone, Gu Qing Shan is still 10000% willing.
Because there was so much regrets and laments in his life, every night that he wakes up, Gu Qing Shan can only silently licks the wounds buried deep inside his himself, the wounds that just can’t be closed.
If he can really do it all over…
Gu Qing Shan shakes his head, regain control of his emotions, grips the bow and starts thinking.
Right now to keep on living is most important.
At qi training stage 1, even running away from demons is a tall order.
Sword, scimitar, spear, all of them require close combat, but this body is already riddled with unhealed wounds, his cultivation is the lowest of the low, and by himself, how can he actually manage to wrestle for his life against demons?
Against demons, even the slightest bit of distraction can mean death.
I’m no longer the Sword Saint from the previous life, and definitely not the legend who commands both attack and defense of a whole country like before.
Right now in the outpost, there’s only himself and another soldier, that soldier is only a normal human being who isn’t even a cultivator, with Gu Qing Shan’s current cultivation, it’s extremely hard to overturn the situation.
This outpost’s Invisibility formation also won’t hold out for long, at most 2-3 days, the formation will run out of spirit energy and stop.
If the Invisibility formation stops, all sorts of demons and monsters will definitely come crawling.
Gu Qing Shan suddenly realizes just how dire his situation is.
Seems like he’ll have to give up on close combat, for now, change to using long-range attacks, taking advantage of the Invisibility formation of the outpost to quickly raise his character level.
His thoughts clear, Gu Qing Shan makes a decision.
“I choose to comprehend Stable, Rapid Fire”
For just a moment, a warm water-like feeling flows from the military bow to Gu Qing Shan, travels a whole cycle inside his body, finally nest and scatter in his Thought Sea.
Gu Qing Shan is shocked for a minute, then suddenly lift the bow, setting an arrow in and fire straight away.
The arrow digs deeply into the wooden support beam of the building.
Gu Qing Shan’s hand doesn’t stop, arrow after arrow like streaks of light leaving the bow.
Twock! Twock! Twock! Twock!
Twelve arrows shot one after another, Gu Qing Shan’s arm holding the bow is still as before, not moving an inch from where it was.
This is “Stable” together with “Rapid Fire”, Gu Qing Shan’s blood can’t help but boil a little bit from excitement.
“War God Skills” is very potent!
As long as there is enough Soul Points, I’m immediately able to comprehend any skills that a weapon once used, if it’s like this, what skills are there in the world that is out of my reach?