"What do you desire? Money and wealth? Honor and pride? Authority and power? Revenge? Or something that transcends them all? Whatever you desire—it's here."
"The answer is always at the top. That is the only thing I can tell you. If you wish to have your answer, if you wish to find her, head to the top. Money. Glory. Absolute Power. If you seek abilities and answers which are like magic, head to the top. All of the universe's wisdom, glory, and happiness- It has been placed at the top of this Tower. This Tower, is such a place"
"Everything you know is wrong in ToG. Your morals, your predictions, your hopes and fears will get tossed around in this violent tsunami of an emotional ride. It’s unofficially a masterpiece, but only because we’re waiting to see how it ends. If you’re going to read just one webtoon, read this now"
"When you think about it, life itself may not have any real meaning, you know? Is being obsessed with breathing & blood flowing through your body really living? In order to find meaning for me being born & living, don't I have to find something more important than that? If something comes up where I have to put my life on the line to go with it, what meaning would the rest of my life have if I were to miss that? Right now I feel like the end of the world will come if Baam isn't here."
Happy won the Season 10 championships when Ye Xiu's Lord Grim completed a 1v3 against Zhou Zekai's Cloud Piercer, Jiang Botao's Empty Waves and Sun Xiang's One Autumn Leaf.
"Yeah, I'm a God"
"God of Glory. You mean me, right?"
"I usually say I'm 90% sure, got to give myself some leeway"
After realizing that the issue of the Arena part of the challenge wasn’t actually an issue, Ye Xiu spent the entire day playing in the Arena. In the Arena section of the official forums, many discussions were being held concerning Lord Grim. More and more posts were created as the day went on and quite a few posts were repeated throughout the day. At the same time, there were just as many reports being made in the report section of the forums.
Lord Grim was hacking.
Quite a lot of players believed this was true due to three main reasons.
One, there was a 20 level difference in levels and equipment, yet he was still crushing his opponents like it was nothing.
Two, the weapon in his hands could change forms. This was absolutely unprecedented. He definitely wasn’t switching to different weapons either.
Third, according to the players who were defeated by him, they had been comboed from start to finish. He was being even more precise than machines.
Any one of the reasons above was enough to make a player doubtful, let alone Lord Grim having all three.
This was something Ye Xiu didn’t know about. He was only aware that getting into rooms was becoming easier and easier; so much so that people were now inviting him into their rooms. Moreover, the players who were crushed by him were quite stubborn. They would often have to be crushed four or five times before reluctantly giving up.
Lord Grim’s fame exploded. The tenth server players were all excited seeing this. Very soon, several tenth server players, who had joined the discussion, listed out Lord Grim’s achievements in the tenth server.
As a result, there were now more suspicious areas that Lord Grim could be reported for.
But soon afterwards, the response from the official company caused an even greater commotion from the players.
In the report section, the officials directly released a stickied post telling everyone who reported Lord Grim for hacking that after a careful investigation, Lord Grim was not found to have violated any rules. The officials asked players to stop sending in further reports on Lord Grim. A warning would be issued for the first offense. A temporary ban would be issued for the second offense.
Glory’s report department had a respectable reputation. One is one. Two is two. They were trustworthy and fair. Their handling of Lord Grim’s reports conformed with their consistent style. This wasn’t why the players were in such an uproar though.
They were in an uproar because if the report department officially declared that there was no problem, then there really were no problems with Lord Grim.
This meant that Lord Grim ignoring the 20 level gap and comboing everyone from start to finish was all skill. As for that unheard of weapon…… if it was unheard of, then it was obviously a Silver weapon. This guy actually had a Silver weapon?
Discussions concerning Lord Grim began to spread. They were no longer limited to the Arena. As long as it was a section in the forums, there would be posts on Lord Grim.
Ye Xiu finally grew aware of this. There was one very obvious point that stood out: no matter where he went, the room would have spectators. More and more spectators joined each time. Several characters appeared over and over again. They were clearly following him.
“You’re popular.” Chen Guo laughed. The two quickly thought of why there were so many spectators. Ye Xiu had clearly become famous in the Arena.
It would be weird if he didn’t become famous. Chen Guo muttered. She had watched on the side for a long time and towards the end, she became numb towards the matches. Ye Xiu wasn’t fighting a match in the Arena. He was practically hitting sandbags! Every time he fought, he would attack and then it would be over……
After playing for the entire day, he hadn’t lost a single time.
No, using the word lose wouldn’t be correct. He never experienced any sort of difficulty. As soon as Ye Xiu attacked, the match would be over.
“You’re not tired?” Chen Guo even asked this type of question. In her eyes, playing each match so fiercely and precisely must be tiring.
“Tired? Why would I be tired?” Ye Xiu asked back.
“Fighting each match like that…….” Chen Guo said. She didn’t know how to describe it.
“Oh…… It’s nothing. It’s very relaxing.” Ye Xiu said.
Chen Guo realized that in Ye Xiu’s eyes, these players weren’t opponents, but ants. Those combos were the same as stepping on an ant. It was extremely easy for him, but the problem was that the ants couldn’t fight back. As a result, the ants cried “How strong! How scary!” The God lifted his foot up again and crushed the crying ant.
Videos of the God crushing ants began to appear, one after the other.
The players were all very excited. Such a prominent character hadn’t appeared in Glory for a long time. Those who appeared were quickly noticed by the Clubs and then pulled into the team to begin their career as pro players. Some of them were quickly washed out. Some worked hard to stand firm in the pro scene. Some became true top tier players in Glory.
And Lord Grim? What would happen to him?
There was no need to doubt his skill right? All of the experienced players confirmed this when they watched the videos. He was able to easily crush high leveled experts one after the other even with a 20 Level disparity. In addition, he even had his own self-made Silver weapon. Any of those points would be enough to make Clubs throw out their olive branches!
Some people even began guessing which team Lord Grim would join. Some people even began analyzing which team Lord Grim would fit the best with. After studying his class, discovering that none of his opponents was lower leveled than him, and noticing that he had played in the Arena for a full day, the players quickly concluded that he was doing the Heavenly Domain challenge.
“He’s a talent!” The players all sighed.
“He’ll quickly become a pro player!” Everyone thought.
No one questioned that the player was already a pro player because no pro player had the free time to run to the game, do the Heavenly Domain challenge, and bully a bunch of normal players all day.
The day quickly passed.
The next day came and players went to the websites for all the big teams to see if there was any news of Lord Grim being scouted. However, there was no news.
Afterwards, they went into all the big Glory forums and discovered that Lord Grim was still an extremely hot topic. A few reporters even tried to interview him by finding him in-game, but none of them succeeded.
All of the gossip was focused on Lord Grim.
Every time a gossiper spoke, Lord Grim would always be mentioned.
This was only the first day too.
The second day, the third day, the fourth day……
Day after day passed. Lord Grim’s path didn’t change. Every day, people would chase after him in the Arena to watch him fight. Some even took the initiative to go into battle. All of them ended in defeat. Being crushed by Lord Grim became an event in Glory after the Spring Festival.
Ye Xiu obviously knew of this after so much activity in the past few days, but he didn’t care. He just wanted to complete the Heavenly Domain challenge. If people wanted to line up and fight him, then that was great
Excellent Era was rich and powerful, but the more rich and powerful they were, the less they could take such a downfall. A team that could once contend for the championship title was now participating in the Challenger League year after year. How could the fans bear that? The team’s pro players wouldn’t be able to either! It was already praiseworthy for the two Gods, Sun Xiang and Xiao Shiqin, to sacrifice a year. Another year wasn’t something the fans could keep watching. A pro player’s career only lasted a few years.
“Is there no other way?” Little Ming was unwilling to give up.
“If there were, we wouldn’t want to either. From a real combat perspective, who would want to fight against a strong opponent like Excellent Era?” Chen Guo said.
“I know. I obviously know. But can anyone understand our feelings?” Little Ming suddenly lost control and shouted.
“No one can understand.”
Ye Xiu suddenly replied. Everyone looked at him in astonishment.
“To be honest, our reason for struggling is for our own personal dream. No one is doing it for anyone else. Only the Alliance is trying to please you guys. Don’t get the wrong idea. We are very grateful for your support and encouragement, but to be blunt: saying that I’m competing for you guys is fake. At least that’s the case for me.” Ye Xiu said.
“That’s not right! If it’s not for our support, how could their be a pro scene or pro players!” Little Ming said.
“You’re correct. That’s why I said that I’m very grateful for your support. I sincerely think that. But I am not competing for the sake of my fans. Those are two different matters.” Ye Xiu said.
Little Ming was stupefied.
Ye Xiu was a God who never showed himself, so no one had any direct interview material on him. Since the beginning of history, no pro player had ever said these kinds of words before. But after hearing them, Little Ming felt like they were reasonable.
Many teams claimed that their reason for winning was for the fans. Many players also showed their gratitude towards their fans, and just as Ye Xiu said, their gratitude was sincere. Pro players worked hard for victory in return for their fans’ support. However, that wasn’t their reason for becoming pro players.
Because no matter what fans did, there would always be a tomorrow. When a completely unknown player competed, why did he compete? For the fans? He didn’t have any fans, so wasn’t competing for the fans a joke?
Perhaps it was to win more fans and then play for the fans, but if others heard of that reason, they wouldn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
Little Ming suddenly realized that he previously said that pro players didn’t think of their fans, but in reality, the fans didn’t think of their pro players.
Zhang Jiale’s decision to join Team Tyranny was welcomed with backlash. Very few fans supported his decision.
Did the pro players not care for their feelings or did the fans not value their pro players’ thoughts?
Little Ming couldn’t say anything more because had a premonition: if he continued to argue, he would be the one to be persuaded. He just didn’t want to see Ye Qiu and Excellent Era, who were originally one, fight against each other to the death, requiring him to make a choice. He could already see that his thinking was selfish. It didn’t seem like he ever thought about what the other side wanted.
After a long moment of silence, Little Ming calmed down and said slowly: “No matter the case, I still wish you guys the best of luck.”
“Thanks.” Chen Guo said. The mood in the room had turned serious.
“However, that’s just until you meet Excellent Era.” Little Ming said.
Little Ming left without another word. The mood in the practice room was low. No matter how reasonable Ye Xiu’s words were, they weren’t suitable for the public to know. It wasn’t good for the relationship between pros and fans! Saying a few words in this private space didn’t count for much, but the people in the practice room weren’t the same people. They came from different backgrounds and had different views. Everyone had their own distinctive feelings towards Ye Xiu’s words.
Chen Guo was one of the ones, who felt rather sad. After all, she had once been a fangirl. She couldn’t help but feel the same way as Little Ming and feel her heart shatter into pieces. In reality, at her age, how could she not know that the sweet words said by the pro players and Clubs were mostly PR words. Her beliefs actually leaned towards Ye Xiu’s opinion. It was just that she had been a fan for so long and shied away from the truth, believing her own lies. Now that Ye Xiu had suddenly seen through it, Chen Guo even had the urge to ignore his words.
“To think you’d be able to pick up two players like this in the tenth server. With the blessings that the God of Glory has bestowed upon you, you’d better return to the Alliance and win that championship.” Wei Chen puffed.
“God of Glory? You mean me?” Ye Xiu replied.
“Who do you think Team Tiny Herb will look for to replace Deng Fusheng?”
How could those at Happy Internet Cafe not notice the gossip spreading around. Wei Chen idled around in the game and asked for Ye Xiu’s opinion out of boredom.
“Xu Bin!” Ye Xiu replied without thinking, “He’s also a very steady and patient player. He’s very similar to Deng Fusheng in that aspect. He could very easily ease into Deng Fusheng’s position in Tiny Herb. If he is signed over, there’s no one more suitable for Tiny Herb.”
“If even you can see that, the transfer probably won’t be easy.” Wei Chen spoke with a hint of sarcasm.
“This type of successor is always the hardest to find. Everyone’s watching. How can they not hurry and take the opportunity to bring the hammer down?” Ye Xiu said.
It was as if reality wanted to prove that Ye Xiu was never wrong. After having so many rumors fly around, the dust finally settled. Team 301’s Knight Xu Bin announced that he would be joining Team Tiny Herb. This transfer was a trade. In order to obtain Xu Bin, Team Tiny Herb traded one of their own All Star players. The player for their Grappler, Flying Drops: Li Yihui.
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