Chapter 20: Discovery of the Ruins
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Following the notification sound of the game, there was indeed a message from the Japanese player.
The Japanese player said, “I agree to your conditions.”
Shen Fei smiled. The fish had taken the bait. “Okay.”
When everyone in the live stream saw this, the bullet chat was filled with laughter.
“At first, I still didn’t understand what Shen Fei was trying to do. But later on, I understand.”
“He’s so mean, but I like it so much. He asked the Italian player to be his accomplice and put on a show. How did he think of such an idea?”
“The Japanese player is panicking, he’s panicking!”
“From this, we can see that Shen Fei’s control over the hearts of people has reached a terrifying level. He has both strategy and schemes. How can the Japanese player win?”
“He’s crushing with his intelligence. It’s like a brainstorm. I’m shivering in fear.”
“Actually, Shen Fei’s methods are not uncommon in the business world. However, who would have thought that he would be able to pull off this show in a desert survival game? The Japanese player is dumbfounded. If he knew that Shen Fei and the Italian player are working together to trick him, they would be furious.”
However, what was even more shocking was that Shen Fei didn’t draw water from the lake like he did with the Italian players. Instead, he used the water from the small pond beside him.
“It seems like Shen Fei and the others were swimming here just now…”
“Previous commenter, please be more confident. Remove the ‘it seems like’.”
“You guys are too tactful. This is clearly bathwater!”
Everyone was stunned by Shen Fei’s actions. They all typed out “well done” on the bullet chat.
After all, everyone in Country Hua didn’t have a very good impression of Japan. They were naturally excited to be able to trick their player.
On the other hand, the Egyptian player did not know that the Japanese player had successfully made a deal with Shen Fei yet.
The Egyptian player asked, “Brother, do you still want to trade?”
The Japanese player said, “Sorry, I’ve already made a trade with someone else.”
For some reason, the scene in front of him felt somewhat familiar. A name appeared in the mind of the Egyptian player. He probed, “Could it be Shen Fei?”
The Japanese player said, “It’s him.”
Shen Fei! It’s Shen Fei again! The player from Country Hua is the most cunning and insidious person in this world!
Previously, Shen Fei appeared when he was trading with the Korean player. Now, he appeared again when he’s trading with the Japanese player! The descendant of Ramesses was so angry that he was shaking. He did not notice the stone beneath his feet and instantly fell flat on his face.
Even the audience of Country Hua sympathized a bit with him.
“I can’t believe the descendant of the Pharaoh is doing so miserably. I almost feel like giving him a live stream gift to console him.”
“I just wonder about the extent of his trauma. He was intercepted by Shen Fei twice.”
“I just came out from the live stream of the descendant of Ramesses. You didn’t see his expression. Although it was very tragic, one really couldn’t help but laugh.”
“The audience in Egypt are also numb. They say that this is the worst Pharaoh they had ever encountered. They want to sign a petition to remove Ramesses from the line of Pharaohs.”
“This is the story of how the most miserable Pharaoh in history came to be. I guess the descendants of Ramesses and the Egyptian audience never want to see the words ‘Shen Fei’ again.”
On the other side, the Japanese player looked at the water that he had obtained from the transaction. The quality of the water was still relatively clear. Other than the sand and stones that were not too obvious, the taste was just a little salty. If one did not try it carefully, they would not be able to taste it at all. However, he did not think too much about it.
If he could see the bullet chat, he would realize that it was packed with similar comments.
“Run! This is bathwater!”
“Don’t drink it!”
It’s a pity that he couldn’t see the reminders from the viewers. The Japanese audience watched as he drank Shen Fei’s bathwater.
There was a moment of silence.
“He actually drank it. Country Hua’s players really overstepped. How can they treat our player like this? Why did Italy get clean water resources? This is discrimination!”
When the news reached the Japanese higher-ups, they were instantly enraged.
The live stream was broadcasted globally. There was no way to hide what happened in the game. Great, now the entire world knew that their Japanese player had drunk bathwater. It was thoroughly humiliating.
Japan said, “We protest! Your Hua player has committed an inhumane act and damaged the friendly relation between the two countries. You must compensate and apologize for it.”
Country Hua said, “Sorry, but the individual actions of gamers should not be associated with the country.”
It was an official statement that infuriated the Japanese, but there was nothing they could do. After all, the game and reality only had a one-way connection, and Country Hua wasn’t unreasonable. Instead, it made them seem unreasonable.
Shen Fei still didn’t know that due to his actions, reality had been thrown into chaos. At this moment, he was in a dilemma. There were two options placed in front of him.
One was to rely on this oasis to start farming. The other was to continue exploring.
Two different paths determined different directions and had a deep impact on the game. Choosing an oasis meant choosing a comfortable place. Although there was no danger, it also limited development.
Choosing to continue exploring meant going astray, never knowing what the path ahead was like, whether it was good or bad.
“Never mind, let’s think about it later.” He shook his head and studied the eternal geomantic compass he had just obtained.
The geomantic compass was extremely ancient in style and looked like it was somewhat dated. The surrounding words were a bit blurry. The compass needle in the middle in particular was missing a small corner, making people worry if it was still useful.
Shen Fei turned it over and over again. He didn’t find anything special. It was like an ordinary geomantic compass.
Just as he was about to place it to the side, a beam of light shot out from the compass. The golden light enveloped the compass, making it look extraordinary.
A small map appeared in the air. It was like a 3D map, and it looked very clear. There was a small red dot flickering in the middle, indicating that there were ruins nearby.
It was as if fate had already made the decision. Just when Shen Fei was hesitating whether he should stay here or continue exploring, the heavens had already pointed out a path for him.
The ruins on the eternal geomantic compass was the best choice. There might be new discoveries. Shen Fei did not hesitate to leave.
Perhaps there was the element of adventure and exploration in his blood. Only by not settling for the present, not fearing the future, and accepting challenges can one lead an exciting life.
Furthermore, this was a desert survival game, not a farming game. It was better to maintain the lead than to stagnate and get overtaken by others. This way, no matter what happened in the game, one could maintain a favorable position..