Chapter 513: Final Preparation!
Chapter 513: Final Preparation!
Tang Li Xue pouted when she read her System's reply and said in displeased tone: "You are saying so much, but how is that different than telling me to work harder to complete more quests?"
However, Tang Li Xue at least got a piece of good news from her System's blabbering.
Her rewards for completing the quest will increase by several times after the system upgrade...
"Not bad~! In short, System would get upgraded as long as I get stronger in the future, and the rewards I would get from the quest will also keep increasing, right?" Tang Li Xue asked for affirmation from her System.
[That is right.]
"One more thing I have wanted to ask since a long time ago. What will happen if I fail to complete the quest? Would I get punished for it?" This was the question that haunted Tang Li Xue since she got her system.
She was really afraid that her system would suddenly disappear after she failed to complete a quest someday.
[Nothing will happen other than Host will not get any reward.]
As if her System could read Tang Li Xue's mind, it added a few more reassuring words.
[System's only task is to nurture Host to become the strongest Deity. It will never force Host to do anything against your will, and it will also never do anything detrimental to Host.]
Tang Li Xue sighed in relief when she heard her System's answer.
dα- |m Finally, she did not need to be afraid of any detrimental effect if she failed to complete any of her quests later.
[Host can also choose to abort the accepted quest anytime if Host feels the quest is too hard or impossible to complete.]
Tang Li Xue widened her topaz blue eyes in surprise and exclaimed: "What?! I can also choose to abort it?! Why do you never say it before?!"
[Because Host never asked about it before.]
'Thank you very much for such a standard annoying answer...' Tang Li Xue thought as she gnashed her pearl-white teeth in aggravation.
[Thank you for the praise, host. You are welcome.]
Tang Li Xue: "....."
After taking a rest for half an hour or so, Tang Li Xue and her perfect copy started to do their daily activities.
Her perfect copy began to practice [Essense Devouring Technique] while Tang Li Xue took out talisman papers and a few bottles of demonic beast blood from her space pouch.
She bought all of these on the way back to Residential Building yesterday, but she only has the spare time to make the talisman right now.
Tang Li Xue also took out the golden Inscription Pen from her system storage and started to focus on making several types of talismans.
Previously, Tang Li Xue could actually deal with those veteran assassins much easier if she still had some spare of her talismans.
So this time, Tang Li Xue had learned from the previous experience and decided to make more talismans as her emergency stock.
Tang Li Xue still did not know if she could use any of her weapons or talismans in the Foxes Hunting Festival later, but having more talismans would not hurt since she could even use them later when she took another mission from the Mission Hall in the future.
Their time was already very tight, so Tang Li Xue and her perfect copy decided not to sleep today and focused on doing their own task until morning.
Even though Tang Li Xue still wanted to make some more talismans today, but she must attend Instructor Mei Lan's class first this morning, or who knows what kind of cruel punishment she would receive later.
Tang Li Xue went to the bathroom while bringing Little Yaya, who had already woken up early, to take a quick bath with her.
Before she left her house, Tang Li Xue took a few bottles from her kitchen and filled all of them with the royal jelly and honey from Sapphire Armored Wasps.
She planned to give them to her Bingbing, Silly Fox, and Instructor Mei Lan today.
Tang Li Xue also kept in her mind that she must also give this royal jelly to Little Yaya and Little Loki later, so they could awaken their defense-type ability too.
As for Phoenix of Pride... Err... Could that mass of deep blue flames in the form of a big bird drink something like royal jelly or honey?
It should be impossible, right?
Not to mention its body has an extremely high temperature, so any kind of liquid like honey or royal jelly should be instantly evaporated when that dumb bird drinks them, right?
Tang Li Xue shook her head while laughing at her silly idea.
Giving drink to the flame spirit... Which insane people could think this kind of out-of-box idea other than her?!
Tang Li Xue hastily pulled out her silver card from the tiny black box behind the door, then the entire courtyard and house instantly turned into a closet-sized dark room.
When Tang Li Xue opened the door and went out of her room, she met with Bing Yi and Hei Yinghao, who wanted to knock on her door, but both of them quarreled instead about who will knock on the door first.
Tang Li Xue's pink lips twitched as she thought in suspicion: 'These two can even quarrel about something as simple as that~?! Are they the incarnations of the gray cat and brown mouse from the cartoon?!'
But when Bing Yi and Hei Yinghao saw Tang Li Xue go out of her room, they stopped quarreling with each other then joking and laughing with Tang Li Xue instead as if nothing happened just now.
It did not take long for the three of them to reach the Education Department Building and enter the classroom where Instructor Mei Lan already waited for them.
When today's lesson began, Instructor Mei Lan started to teach them how to hide well, how to erase their trace after the battles, how to track their enemy or prey, how to avoid being tracked by others, and so on.
All of these were necessary knowledge that they would really need in the future, even after they participated in the Foxes Hunting Festival.
After the lesson was almost over, Tang Li Xue raised her hand and asked a question: "Instructor Lan, have you ever participated in the Foxes Hunting Festival before?"
Instructor Mei Lan nodded with the usual gentle smile on her face and replied: "Yes, I have already participated three times before, so I cannot participate anymore now. Every fox can only participate in the Foxes Hunting Festival three times."
Tang Li Xue nodded her head in understanding and asked another question: "Since Instructor Lan already participated three times, could you give us a map of that Treasure Island? Or... tell us some clues about where the most precious treasures would appear?"
Instructor Mei Lan shook her head this time and answered: "Treasure Island would change every time it is held. All of the treasures would also appear in random locations."
Instructor Mei Lan warned her three students with a stern tone: "You three do not need to worry about those unnecessary things. No fox can get any information about Treasure Island before the Fox Hunting Festival start, and no fox can do any cheating in the Foxes Hunting Festival. Only foxes with enough strength and abilities can get the benefit in Treasure Island."
Instructor Mei Lan also added one more piece of advice: "You three must always remember to always in your fox form later. Since in human form, you can only use a third of your overall strength. The human form is only useful when you travel outside or enter human cities, but it will be completely useless in the Foxes Hunting Festival later."
Instructor Mei Lan was worried that Tang Li Xue, Bing Yi, and Hei Yinghao were too used to their human form, so they would forget to change back into their fox form during the Fox Hunting Festival.
Even if they decided to change from human form to fox form later in the battle later, it would be too late by then if they had already been slain by their opponents first.
Since Tang Li Xue decided to stock up on some talismans yesterday, she decided to ask Instructor Mei Lan about it too: "Instructor Lan, can we use any weapons or talismans during the Fox Hunting Festival?"
Instructor Mei Lan shook her head again and replied: "You cannot bring any item into Treasure Land. Only your body will be teleported there."
Tang Li Xue sighed in disappointment when she heard Instructor Mei Lan's answer.
As an inscriptionist, around a third of her strength depended on her talisman.
But this rule was actually a kind of protection for the grassroots foxes like them.
Imagine if those foxes from Central Continent bought advanced weapons and talismans from their place to Treasure Island... the foxes from the other continents or places would certainly get obliterated by them easily!
Instructor Mei Lan smiled when she saw Tang Li Xue's disappointed expression and added: "But it does not mean you cannot use any talisman there. Many foxes make their own talisman using tree bark and their own blood after they arrived there before."
Tang Li Xue's topaz blue eyes were shining like a pair of stars again when Instructor Mei Lan's words gave her some inspiration.
Tang Li Xue did not ask any more questions after that, but Bing Yi and Hei Yinghao still asked some questions to Instructor Mei Lan.
Some of their questions did not even make sense, and Instructor Mei Lan scolded them as braindead instead.
After today's lesson was over, Tang Li Xue took out several bottles of royal jelly and honey from her space pouch and distributed them to Bing Yi, Hei Yinghao, and Instructor Mei Lan.
Tang Li Xue also told them where she got these royal jelly and honey from, along with the function of these royal jelly and honey.
"Instructor Lan, these royal jelly and honey should be classified as high-level resources, right?" Tang Li Xue asked curiously.
Instructor Mei Lan nodded and corrected Tang Li Xue: "The honey should be a high-level resource. But this royal jelly is probably not... It should be included as a legendary-level resource!"
Tang Li Xue, Bing Yi, and Hei Yinghao dropped their jaws in surprise.
Instructor Mei Lan rolled her eyes when they saw her three students' disbelief expressions and said: "This royal jelly can 100% help us awaken defense-type divine ability! You should already know how precious divine ability is for any beast race!"
If Tang Li Xue knew that she had missed Mythical-Level resources, the Crystal Fruits on the top of the gigantic spiral World Tree, she would probably cry for several days in extreme regret.
Instructor Mei Lan notified them of another good news.
She actually gave her three students a few days off to prepare themselves and consume that royal jelly before the Foxes Hunting Festival began.
Tang Li Xue, Bing Yi, and Hei Yinghao happily bid farewell to Instructor Mei Lan and went back to Residential Building together.
Tang Li Xue actually wanted to treat them to eat together at the luxurious restaurant on the first floor, but they seemed impatiently wanted to consume the royal jelly and awaken their defense-type divine ability, so Tang Li Xue could only eat together with Yaya.
After feeling full, Tang Li Xue brought Yaya back into her room and took out another bottle of royal jelly.
"Yaya~! Do you want to drink this royal jelly too? With this, you can also have one more defense skill~! You will be safer and stronger too when we fight together in Foxes Hunting Festival later!" Tang Li Xue carefully coaxed Yaya.
Thankfully, Yaya was really an obedient child.
"Ya? Yayaya~!!!" After hearing Tang Li Xue's words, Yaya gladly uncorked the bottle and drank all of the royal jellies, then she quickly fell asleep to digest it.
At first, Tang Li Xue planned to guard by Yaya's side and wait until she woke up, but then Yaya still did not wake up until tomorrow.
Tang Li Xue panicked and took out the communication talisman from her space pouch and hastily called Instructor Mei Lan.
Who knew that Instructor Mei Lan scolded her instead since everyone would pass out for two or three days after they consumed legendary-level resources to awaken their divine ability...
Only then Tang Li Xue realized that she could absorb the royal jelly and awaken her defense-type divine ability so fast before because her system helped her.
"System, why do you never say anything about this before?!" Tang Li Xue angrily asked her system.
[Because Host never asked about it before.]
Tang Li Xue: "....."
Tang Li Xue decided to stop wasting her time and used her remaining time to train using her [Energy Manipulation] with [Essense Devouring Technique].
Tang Li Xue did not even spend any of her time sleeping in these few days!
She also often sparred with her perfect copy to test her overall increased stats and divine abilities combination.
Tang Li Xue did not forget to daily check the condition of Little Loki and Yaya in these few days, but both of them were still asleep so tightly.
Finally, the time for the Foxes Hunting Festival to start has come!