The attack sent the rhinoceros flying over a dozen yards. When it slammed into the ground, it released a pained cry. A damage of -28,167 points appeared above its head.
Shi Feng then activated Silent Steps and appeared behind the Crimson Rhinoceros. He brandished his swords at the Chieftain, every slash leaving a deep cut.
Suddenly, Shi Feng’s attack triggered Killing Ray’s Lightning effect. Combined with Flame Burst’s effect, the attack dealt -67,846 damage.
Before Shi Feng had used all of Flame Burst’s attack counts, the Crimson Rhinoceros burst into flames, disappearing from the prairie and leaving behind a black iron token. The token was the required proof he needed to enter the Titan Library.
System: Congratulations! You have killed the Crimson Rhinoceros. Time remaining: 9 minutes 52 seconds
System: You will return in five seconds. Please prepare.
After Shi Feng picked up the token, he quietly waited for his teleportation away from this map.
To him, the library’s test was not a challenge in the least. He had long since surpassed Chieftains of the same level in terms of Strength. Even without any special techniques, he could easily kill an ordinary Chieftain of the same level, not to mention one with weakened HP.
In front of the Titan Library, many members were still preparing themselves mentally. When a figure suddenly appeared in the golden array, they turned to look.
“What? Someone has finished already? It’s only been a few seconds.”
“Did the monster kill them?”
Those who hadn’t taken the test yet grew even more nervous.
However, when they Shi Feng emerge, their jaws dropped.
“Isn’t he too fast?!” None of them doubted that Shi Feng had passed the test. If he couldn’t do it, no one could. However, he had cleared the test astonishingly fast.
Not even twenty seconds had passed since he had entered the array.
That was a Chieftain they were talking about! A Party Dungeon’s Boss! This wasn’t some ordinary monster they usually farmed!
“Why haven’t you guys taken the test yet?” Shi Feng glanced over the group before the gates. There were over two dozen players who had yet to take the exam, and they were all Youlan’s subordinates. He then advised them, “Relax. The test isn’t as difficult as you imagine. Although the monster is indeed a Chieftain, its HP has been reduced.”
Youlan’s subordinates were speechless.
Even with reduced HP, a Chieftain was still a Chieftain, yet Shi Feng talked as if it was some random mob that was too easy to slaughter.
Shortly after Shi Feng had returned, Fire Dance stepped out of the magic array as well. Following which, one player after another emerged.
Why are there so many people ahead of me?
When Bloodsucker returned, he saw a large group already standing before the iron gates. Even Violet Cloud was among them. He was confused.
He could accept monster-like damage dealers such as Shi Feng, Fire Dance, and White Night completing the test faster than him. But Violet Cloud was a Cleric. She was a mere healer. Chapter 933 – Grand Wizard
As more people returned from their tests, the difference between Zero Wing’s side and Overwhelming Smile’s side became glaringly obvious.
In the end, 21 of the 30 Zero Wing members had cleared the test.
As for Overwhelming Smile’s 50 members, only 15 had passed.
All of Owl and Raven’s members had cleared the test.
Why does Zero Wing have so many experts?
Youlan was shocked when she saw how many players from Zero Wing’s side had passed. Although she knew that there was a huge gap between their teams, she had not realized how massive that gap was.
Youlan wasn’t the only person caught by surprise. Even an expert like War Wolf was astonished.
They had formed their team by poaching experts from various sources. Overall, their team could rival even first-rate Guilds’ main forces.
On the other hand, Zero Wing had only developed in Star-Moon Kingdom, yet regarding the quality and quantity of experts, Zero Wing’s team was far greatly superior to theirs.
“Since everyone has finished the test, those who did not pass will wait by the entrance. Those who passed can head inside,” Shi Feng said as looked over the team. He had sensed Youlan and her group’s confusion. However, he simply smiled at their actions. He then arranged for everyone to enter the library.
Naturally, it was impossible for Zero Wing to surpass first-rate Guilds in terms of quantity of experts.
First-rate Guilds had been developing in the virtual gaming world for a long time. In addition, these Guilds weren’t limited to developing in just one country, but multiple. In terms of member count, they exceeded Zero Wing by many times. Zero Wing was no match for them.
Zero Wing’s only advantage over these Guilds was their number of top-tier experts.
This was also why Shi Feng wanted to develop in other countries. There were only so many top-tier experts in Star-Moon Kingdom. Unless they nurtured their own, they couldn’t continue to build their forces of top-tier experts. Furthermore, they needed to recruit far more elite and ordinary expert players.
Following which, under Shi Feng’s lead, all those who passed their tests began entering the Titan Library one after another.
The Titan Library was relatively ancient in God’s Domain. It was far older than any kingdom or empire’s library. Those libraries could not compare to the information it contained.
Suddenly a gray-robed man with a blurred face appeared before the team and said, “Young adventurers, welcome to the Titan Library. I am Warren, the manager here.”
Warren was not a Titan. He was the same size as an ordinary human. As if he were a robot, he spoke without emotion. However, the instant this man appeared, everyone felt as if they were suffocating.
Warren’s powerful aura rendered these players helpless.
Although they couldn’t accurately guess the library manager’s strength, they did not doubt that the man could end their lives as easily as blowing out a candle.
Shi Feng, however, knew exactly how powerful Warren was.
He was a Tier 5 Grand Wizard!
Moreover, Warren wasn’t an ordinary Tier 5 class. He was a Grand Wizard who had mastered all four major elements. A Grand Wizard with mastery over two elements was already impressive. Tier 5 players generally only mastered one element, and it was exceedingly difficult to master another.
In Shi Feng’s previous life, disaster had befallen Titan City, and it was only thanks to Manager Warren that this disaster had been mitigated.
Warren had fought three Tier 5 abyssal monsters. Normally, it would take a small army of Tier 5 players to defeat just one Tier 5 abyssal monster, yet Warren had single-handedly defeated all three. The news had spread through God’s Domain like wildfire.
It was also then that players had realized just how frightening a Grand Wizard, who had mastered all four major elements, was.
“Now that you have come this far, you are allowed to search for one Skill Book to learn from. The Titan Library has stood for many years and has collected various Skill Books from all across God’s Domain. One can even find legendary Tier 6 Skill Books on these shelves. However, you only have three hours to find a Skill Book, and you only have three opportunities to learn from this library throughout your lifetime. There are also various restrictions in the library. The stronger the Skill Book is, the stronger the restriction will be. What kind of Skill Book you obtain will depend on your own abilities. Do not waste time out of greed over a powerful Skill,” Warren explained slowly.
Hearing this, the players’ eyes lit up with excitement.
In God’s Domain, a Skill’s rarity increased with Levels and Tiers. Currently, even Tier 2 Skill Books were beyond players, let alone Tier 6.
Only someone like Shi Feng understood how precious a Tier 6 Skill Book was. Its value could even rival that of a Fragmented Legendary item. Tier 5 Skills and Spells weren’t easy to obtain either. One had to be lucky to find one.
Even after reaching Tier 4 and 5, many players in the past had only possessed a few Skills or Spells of the same Tier.
Meanwhile, Titan Library just happened to allow players access to these rare Skills and Spells. Hence, players constantly fought to challenge the Titan Library’s test. Unfortunately, very few players had ever come this far.
This opportunity to grasp a high-tiered Skill or Spell was far more valuable than an Epic Weapon.
Warren had vanished after he finished his explanation of the library. Without wasting any time, Shi Feng and the others split up to search for their own Skill Books.
The Titan Library was colossal and had many sections. Finding a suitable high-tiered Skill Book within three hours would not be easy. Hence, they needed to cherish every second they had.
Following which, Shi Feng dashed towards the section for Melee Skills.
In the Titan Library, Skill and Spell Books were not categorized by class. Rather, they fell into four main groups: Melee Skills, Ranged Skills, Healing Spells, and Destruction Spells.
Melee players like Shi Feng had to head towards the Melee Skill section. Of course, one could also choose a Skill from the Ranged Skill section.
Once Shi Feng reached the Melee Skill section, he delved deeper into the section.
Every library section was divided further into four areas: the outer area, the inner area, the central area, and the core.
There were thousands of Skill Books in the outer area. Shi Feng could waste his three hours just skimming through those books.
Meanwhile, as one ventured closer to each section’s center, they would find fewer and higher quality Skill Books. However, based on what Shi Feng had heard in his previous life, even the core housed over a hundred Skill Books. The Titan Library’s wealth of information would shock any player.
As Shi Feng left the outer area and approached the inner area, a barrier appeared, blocking his path. Chapter 934 – Tier 3 Sure-kill Skill
The barrier against Tier 1 classes is stronger than I expected.
Shi Feng lifted a hand to the invisible wall. The wall acted like a massive repulsion field that enclosed the three innermost areas. Players could not force their way in.
This was also why Warren had warned them not to be greedy.
There were too many Skill and Spell Books in the Titan Library, and it was very difficult to find a book that suited each player within a limited time.
If they focused on breaking through these invisible barriers, they might leave empty-handed.
Players could not rely on their Strength to break through the library’s barriers. They could, however, rely on techniques.
Upon reaching the repulsion field, players’ every aspect would be suppressed to a certain extent. Even Tier 4 and Tier 5 players were not exempt. Inside the repulsion field, there were countless air currents. These air currents would barrage anyone within the field. If players did not respond appropriately, they would be thrown from the repulsion field.
As Shi Feng entered the field, many others also began to move. None of them were interested in the outer area’s Skill Books. However, the moment these people entered the repulsion field, they slowed to a crawl as if they had been submerged in mud. With their speed crippled, several streams of air rushed at them. Failing to dodge in time, these people were expelled from the repulsion field.
One of Raven’s members, Masked Angel, rushed into the repulsion field.
“You think you can stop me with this little trick?!” Once Masked Angel stepped into the repulsion field, he sneered as he pushed further into the inner area with long strides.
Over 100 yards of repulsion field separated the outer and inner area.
Masked Angel quickly crossed over a dozen yards through the field, moving as if the air currents were nonexistent.
“Amazing!” a few people who had been thrown from the repulsion field exclaimed.
When they had entered the repulsion field, they hadn’t been able to move normally at all, yet Masked Angel did not seem to have any issues.
As a few streams of violent air tore towards Masked Angel, he dodged every one with a mysterious footwork technique. He then continued forward.
“What?! How are his movements so smooth?! Does the suppression’s strength depend on the player?”
“That shouldn’t be the case.”
These players watched Masked Angel reach the halfway point with envy.
As long as Masked Angel passed through this restricted area, he could search the inner area’s Skill Books. Even a fool could guess the difference between the outer area’s Skill Books and those in the inner area.
They had already flipped through a few Skill Books in the outer area, and all they found were Tier 1 and Tier 2 books. While these Skill Books were very valuable, they would be of little use in the future. Only the inner area’s Skill Books could give them an edge as they leveled.
As expected of an expert of Raven, he discerned the repulsion field’s rules as soon as he entered.
Shi Feng was not particularly surprised when he saw Masked Angel move through the repulsion field with ease. After all, Masked Angel was a Refinement Realm expert.
The resistance players encountered in the repulsion field was not monotonous. Rather, it changed randomly. Players might encounter weaker resistance in some areas, and stronger resistance in others. It was like firing an automatic machine gun from a long distance. One or multiple bullets might cross some areas, while others wouldn’t see any bullets. If someone attempted to charge through the repulsion field while ignoring this fact, they would quickly be expelled to the outer area. However, if one knew where the bullets would fly, traversing the repulsion field would be a simple matter. Unfortunately, adapting to the various resistances wasn’t so simple.
Once Masked Angel had ventured over 50 yards through the repulsion field, his expression darkened. He also began to stiffen.
More air currents began to assault him simultaneously, going from the initial three to five, to seven or eight. The repulsion field began to grow more difficult.
Finally, when Masked Angel was 70 yards deep, an air current struck him and threw him from the field.
The spectating players in the outer area were dumbfounded. Masked Angel had been doing fine up until this point. Why had he been suddenly thrown from the field?
“Why did the difficulty increase so dramatically?!” Masked Angel’s expression had twisted into something ugly. “Do they even want us to pass through this thing!?”
Others might not have realized what had just happened, but he was very aware. The moment he reached the 50-yard mark, the repulsion field rapidly grew stronger, going from strong to weak and weak to strong more quickly. Even Masked Angel found it difficult to cope with the changes. Furthermore, he faced far more attacks, making it more difficult to follow the resistance change. In the end, even after drastic evasive maneuvers, he had been removed from the field.
After Masked Angel had been thrown out, Shi Feng entered the repulsion field.
To others, it might be difficult to cope with the constantly changing resistance, but to Shi Feng, it was a walk in the park. He didn’t even need to employ any techniques to avoid the incoming currents.