In the endless space, there were dozens of topsy-turvy large bookcases with all kinds of books and scrolls on them, and on the other side of the bookcases, were piles of all kinds of cherished materials and expensive weapons shelves.
Qiao Nan sat cross-legged on the floor, looking at the familiar respawn point with boredom.
It was already the seventh time he had returned here.
There was a map floating in front of him, and a small square in the bottom right corner of the map with the words [Exit Game] written on it.
He had already tried countless times, but unfortunately it never worked.
There was no doubt that he was trapped inside this game.
This game was called “Sanctuary” and was the world’s first holographic game, known worldwide for its immersive experience, but it was also because of the special nature of this game that multiple tests were required.
In addition to the official test, it was also necessary to find players to conduct a public internal test, and only after the internal test was passed would the game be opened to the public.
Qiao Nan was the first batch of internal test members, he went for the experience.
Who would have thought that the game had a bug and he was trapped inside the game and couldn’t get out.
He wasn’t sure what the ratio of time between the outside world and the game world was, but he had stayed inside the game world for thousands of years, and had experienced almost all kinds of life.
If it wasn’t for the game system and the pricy clear memory after each end, Qiao Nan might really feel like he was the game’s NPC.
[TN: NPC—Non Playable Character]
This time the copy of the Heavenly Clan was extraordinarily long, so long that his memories about the real world were blurred, and after brushing up on all the tasks and leaving, the almost forgotten memories came back once again.
He was the youngest son of the Qiao family, and the illegitimate son.
The Qiao family was a large family in the galaxy, with a history of nearly a thousand years, it was one of the most powerful families in the Empire.
It was previously great, then because of a variety of reasons, the Qiao family gradually declined, the elders coddled the youths so much that they became wastes.
Fortunately, a thin dead camel was bigger than the horse, and the heirs increased their physical qualities with all kinds of potions, barely earning some military service from the battlefield. Although their brains weren’t very good, they didn’t completely decline.
However, this wasn’t the way to go, the elders of the Qiao family were anxious, but no talent was no talent, in Qiao Nan’s generation, the head of the Qiao family’s wife gave birth to Qiao Nan’s older brother, the family’s reputation improved a little.
Qiao Nan’s cheap father and his wife had an arranged marriage, there was no affection between the two, they married and gave birth to Qiao Nan’s brother after playing their own game, as long as no one was k!lled, no one cared.
Qiao Nan was born, triggering conflicts in the Qiao family.
His mother was cheap dad’s first love, it was said that because of the marriage, his cheap dad wanted to get his way, so he hid his marriage from Qiao Man’s mother, until Qiao Nan was three years old, Qiao Man’s mother realisedkne that her husband was someone else’s husband, she became a mistress, when she went to his cheap dad to ask, during the argument, he pushed her down the stairs, and she died on the spot.
Qiao Nan watched his mother being pushed down, he not only couldn’t save her, but also had to be taken by his father to the main home.
A child who had no name and no credit, and occupied the favor of the head of the family, what would be the situation in the family, needless to say, the head wife of the Qiao family wasn’t a person who liked to spite others, but she couldn’t treat an illegitimate son well, even the servants and his nominal brother treated him poorly.
His cheap dad confessed to Qiao Nan early on, his eldest son was the heir of the Qiao family, as for Qiao Nan …… his best ending, would be for his marriage to be used to find a strong ally for the Qiao family.
The only thing he could do was to try to improve his strength while he was still young, and when he became an adult, he would separate from the Qiao family.
However, Qiao Nan entered the military school, graduated with first class honors, and even went to the battlefield to fight for his life, but in the eyes of the Qiao family, he was still just a bargaining chip.
All the efforts he made were just to make himself more valuable for use.
Qiao Nan wanted to return to reality, also for this.
He had endured for so long, he finally had the ability to take revenge, yet he was trapped in this game, how could he be willing?
As for the game “Sanctuary”, it was a holographic online game developed by the Qiao family with their investment. Compared to the reputation of the Qiao family, the death or survival of his illegitimate son wasn’t important at all.
Occasionally Qiao Nan wouldn’t also think, if he just stayed inside the game, wasn’t it also quite good? At least he didn’t have to worry about so many annoying things.
But once he thought of his mother, and those who still missed him, he firmly believed in going back.
He must make the Qiao family pay the price they deserve.
Thinking of this, Qiao Nan got up and stood in front of a map suspended in the air.
It was a nearly one-person-high map, on which seven areas were divided with seven colors, and only the devil race area had a light layer of gray.
The gray color meant that the full achievement hadn’t been completed.
It wasn’t yet time for the new world to open, so Qiao Nan stood in front of the map and waited in boredom.
According to past experience, every time the world reopened, the interval was about a month, so he could take the opportunity to cultivate and study.
This time, however, the interval was only a week, and the Map in front of him began to flicker, and Qiao Nan stepped in without hesitation.
At a quest point in the back of Bangal City, many young people were fiercely attacking boars with weapons, and it wouldn’t take long for one of these boars to be respawned after being killed.
The place was lively but orderly, with people constantly completing quests and leaving, and new people constantly adding to the mix.
Qiao Nan was wearing a navy blue robe, with a black, antique-looking longsword around his waist.
He made up his mind to go to the Abyssal Demon Domain, so he didn’t hesitate too much in the early leveling.
Put in an ordinary online game, killing this kind of boar would take a few mouse clicks, but in the “Sanctuary” …… they would really be shooting.
After all, “Sanctuary” was a holographic game, other games only needed a few mouse clicks, “Sanctuary” players had to learn by themselves, learning skills wasn’t just a few clicks, they had to learn themselves.
It was because of this sense of realism that “Sanctuary” made people rush to it.
Not only that, Qiao Nan’s movements were flexible and not at all like a novice, he agilely dodged all the boar’s attacks and was quite comfortable with his hands in the air.
He had already put down two boars by his feet and settled the third boar with a sword before wiping his hands in disgust and pulling out his knife to remove the boar’s hind legs.
Perhaps after spending a long time in the Heavenly Clan’s City of Holy Light, Qiao Nan’s every move was full of holy beauty, he was obviously cutting the boar’s leg, but other players froze and saw an illusion as if he was cutting a steak in a fine restaurant.
“Pretentious.” Someone whispered.
Qiao Nan glanced at the person who spoke and handed in the mission carrying three bloody boar legs.
It was very smooth, nothing different from the quests he had experienced before.
Qiao Nan rose to level ten without any obstacles. After level ten, he could take a carriage to the nearest main city and go to the respective race he wanted to go to through the teleportation array, where he could change his job and change his race.
The initial default race of Sanctuary was human, if you were afraid of trouble and didn’t want to change your race for now, you could wait until later.
Qiao Nan didn’t want to wait too long, he came back this time for the purpose of going to complete the copy of the demon domain, the sooner the better.
He walked up to the carriage driver in this town and paid five copper coins for the driver to send him to the nearest human main city – Bangal City.
However, the carriage must have five people before it would leave, Qiao Nan waited for ten minutes and finally got five people, coincidentally, among them was the guy who cursed him for pretending. The other obviously also recognized Qiao Nan, not only did he nor feel embarrassed, he also boasted in front of Qiao Nan.
“The spider silk dropped by the sphinx spider can be synthesized into a green longsword with toxin, it’s perfect to use as a weapon, perfect for swordsmen!” The freckle-faced boy raised his voice and said.
Qiao Nan’s expression was odd.
The spider silk of the human-faced spider could indeed be synthesized into a longsword, but the spider silk wasn’t a casting material, not to mention the low success rate, the cast longsword would also be broken because of the corrosive toxin used only a few times.
As for why he knew, it was purely because he had stepped on a mine, forged it and found that it wasn’t good, it was a waste of material.
Moreover, the sphinx spider was considered strong, these level 10 people simply didn’t have the luxury to catch one and survive.
The internal test wasn’t open to the monetary system, players had to work hard in the game to earn money and buy from NPCs.
“Wow! You know a lot!” Another small rookie player looked at the freckled man adoringly.
“Of course, because my brother is a beta player.” The freckled man raised his chin proudly, “I know a lot of things!”
Qiao Nan leaned to the side and closed his eyes.
Forget it, anyway, he didn’t know anything …… let him enjoy the limelight.
“Hey! That guy? Do you know ah?” Qiao Nan lazily didn’t answer, but the freckled man refused to let him go, “What do you mean by closing your eyes? Who are you looking down on?”
“Sorry, the sound of mosquitoes buzzing is too annoying, I don’t really care.” Qiao Nan lightly said, “Also, spider silk isn’t a casting material, if you want weapons, how about Goblin Town, use the hammer dropped by the goblins to cast weapons, oh, I forgot, you don’t know about it.”
Qiao Nan pulled back the curtain of the carriage and looked out.
“Sh-” The freckled man reddened.
“Besides, you can’t beat a human-faced spider.” Qiao Nan said slowly.
The freckled man jumped at Qiao Nan’s words in irritation.
His brother said that someone had clearly forged one! And the strength wasn’t bad!
“How can I not be able to beat it! Even if ten people came I would still be able to beat them!” The freckled man said with a thick neck and a stubborn face.
Anyway, there would be no human-faced spiders now, so what was wrong with bragging a little?
“Really? Then this sphinx spider will be yours?” Qiao Nan pointed at the sphinx spider outside the carriage’s window.
It was a huge, nearly thirty meters tall terrifying spider, above the waist was the form belonging to a [email protected] human woman, seaweed-like long black curly hair hung down in front of her chest, looking only at her upper body, she looked like a beautiful seductive woman.
But the lower half of this woman was the ugly appearance of a spider, her eyes were even less tender, but contained a chilling hunger.
This human-faced spider wanted to eat them!
“How, how is it possible!” The freckled man’s face became distorted, the others were unable to speak, at the sight of the sphinx spider, the coachman turned around and started the carriage.
If he didn’t go now, he wouldn’t have the chance to go!
“Now is its hunting season, it’s also the breeding season of the magical beasts, this time of the year is when they’re the most ferocious.” Qiao Nan explained, “It is not incomprehensible for it to come out because of hunger.”
”What the hell are you talking about! That’s, that’s ……” Freckleface couldn’t even say the complete words, he couldn’t wait to jump off the carriage and escape now, far away from here.
Qiao Nan just opened the curtains first to take a look, and then disinterestedly put it down and continued to close his eyes.
It didn’t catch up, but only looked at this side from afar, as if to confirm something.
Just when everyone thought that this time the danger would just pass, the sphinx that was moving slowly suddenly picked up its speed, accompanied by the ground shaking, and rushed directly to the outside of the carriage!
Qiao Nan opened his eyes fiercely, without much hesitation, pulled the coachman sitting outside into the carriage, then drew the sword at his waist and injected his magic into it, the magic flushed the sword because it had been sealed for a long time, the seven rubies on the sword lit up in turn, a subtle wave went through space, all the way to the distant abyss, waking up a body that had been asleep.
The sword’s energy pierced through the dark clouds, the sharp blade almost grazed the sphinx spider, but the sphinx spider surprisingly stopped in front of him with a sharp brake when it saw Qiao Nan’s figure.
The huge sphinx’s body stalled in place, seemingly resisting something, yet unable to endure the temptation, it bent down and looked down at Qiao Nan, no one spoke, and no one made a move.
The few remaining players shrank timidly in the carriage, not even daring to pull the curtain open.
The freckled man who was eagerly boasting before didn’t even dare to look out at this time, for fear that he would be the next to die.
The people who praised looked at him in disdain, and finally a girl had the courage to pull open the small curtain and carefully look outside.
The two people outside were like stone statues staring at each other.
Qiao Nan’s hood was blown away by the wind, his long golden hair like sunlight poured down, the side of his face curved beautifully, his rose-colored lips were tightly pursed together, his eyes that were more brilliant than the sky looked firm and profound, his thin figure looked extraordinarily secure at this time.
The girl covered her mouth, afraid to break the bizarre balance by making a sound.
“…… King.” Suddenly a voice spoke.
Qiao Nan froze for a moment, only to see several legs of the sphinx spider bend, the huge body rumbled on the ground, the sphinx spider maintained its kneeling posture, and shed tears, its dark pupil-less eyes was overflowing with tears.
It tried to make its body lower, to lie on the ground, stretching out a hand with sharp nails to touch Qiao Nan.
Qiao Nan instinctively took a step back and avoided the spider’s hand.
This time Qiao Nan heard it clearly.
The sphinx spider didn’t reach out again, it kept its kneeling posture, and bowed its head deeply.
Its voice wasn’t loud, but it reached everyone’s ears very clearly, and everyone, including Qiao Nan, froze in place, unable to believe what they had heard.
“Welcoming my king back!
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