Facing the old man’s questioning, Fang Linyan immediately noticed that Hibor’s body was stiff. Obviously, this guy forgot about his debts before bringing him in angrily.
Hibor was only embarrassed for half a second, then he immediately changed the subject and said,
“Old Mel, the hypnotic spinning top you crafted for me. Someone says he takes only 1 and a half hours to make it. You actually said you used 10 days?”
After being stunned, Old Mel actually laughed awkwardly and said,
“Hehe, ten days is a bit exaggerated. Wasn’t I in a hurry to work overtime in the fortress? I did it when I was free. I actually used only 4 days…wait!”
Speaking of this, Old Mel’s eyes flashed,
“Someone says he can make it in 1 and a half hour? Exactly the same as mine? It’s impossible!”
Hibor turned around and looked at Fang Linyan and said,
“This kid swears in front of me that he can, so I just brought him here! Let him do it in front of you! If he is lying, then I will definitely teach him a lesson he will never forget.”
Old Mel looked at Fang Linyan and said seriously,
“Son, I have also experienced impetuous adolescence. I know that sometimes when the opposite sex is next to you, that damn hormone will drive you to do something that is eye-catching. I know your nature is not bad, so apologize to this drunkard and I will let you leave safely.”
Fang Linyan sighed, glanced at Old Mel with a look of “you are still too young”, and then said,
“With all due respect, if the hypnotic spinning top you made is for long-term rotation, then adding 3 arcuate cutting lines at an angle of 62 degrees from above can extend the rotation time by at least 17.4%!”
Old Mel’s face suddenly changed, and he immediately stretched out his hand to Hibor,
“Give the spinning top to me.”
Hibor took a deep look at Fang Linyan. Obviously, he didn’t expect him to move Old Mel with a single sentence. Then, he reached into his arms and took out the hypnotic spinning top. Old Mel frowned and looked at it for a while, then he pointed at a spot and asked Fang Linyan,
“You mean to start cutting from here?”
Fang Linyan said,
“No, a little bit more, here.”
After finishing talking, Fang Linyan pointed and nodded. Old Mel squinted his eyes for a long while, and he finally nodded seriously under Hibor’s astonished gaze. Then, the 2 began to discuss. When they got hot-headed during the discussion, they even squatted on the ground, picked up the stone beside and wrote on the wall…
Half an hour later,
Old Mel hurriedly closed the door, and they could still hear his trotting footsteps. The old engineer said that he was already full of brains and was in a state of inspiration, so he urgently needed to go to his private workshop to do some manual operations and he had no time to receive guests.
Hibor stared at the closed gate for a while, then he acted indifferently as he spoke to Fang Linyan,
“Boy, consider yourself lucky today.”
Then he turned and left, but after a few steps, he turned back and looked at Fang Linyan up and down. Suddenly he pulled out a long and narrow silver Western thorn sword from his waist and handed it to Fang Linyan:
“You run a few steps for me. Use your full strength to run from here to the big tree, then jump up and try to stab the leaves on it. Stab as many as you can, then run back.”
Fang Linyan saw the long and narrow silver rapier, and a hot feeling surged out from the bottom of his heart,
“Is it that he wants to give it to me?”
So, Fang Linyan tried his best. Fang Linyan only ran out for 3 seconds, Hibor began to shake his head. When he jumped up, Hibor even let out a deep sigh. When Fang Linyan ran back out of breath, Hibor already glanced at him with contempt, then he turned around and left without hesitation…
It turned out that Fang Linyan did trigger a hidden mission before. If his agility value could exceed 12 points and he had Basic Swordsmanship Lv2, he would get the recognition of Hibor, and unlock a series of chain mission. The final reward was Hibor’s sword, as well as his unique Western Swift Light Triangular Sword Skill.
However, Fang Linyan’s agility only had 3 points pitifully! It was worse than normal people. As for the Basic Swordsmanship Lv2, it was more like morality, something that he had never heard before…..
It was no wonder that Old Man Hibor left without hesitation. If he didn’t leave, he would probably be unable to restrain the majestic force of his tongue and violate the principles of nobility to swear!
Fortunately, shortly after Hibor turned and left, a series of prompt popped up on Fang Linyan’s retinas again,
“Contestant ZB419, you successfully won the respect and anger of Hibor.”
“You meet the upgrade conditions for Title: Take It Indifferently.”
“Your title: Take It Indifferently promoted to Normal Mind.”
“Title: Normal Mind. After equipping this title, it will increase your hit rate by 0.5% when using ranged attacks. This title has authoritative and can suppress conflicting skills/titles of priority and below.”
Looking at the series of prompts that popped up, Fang Linyan expressed a dazed look. The promotion of this title should be a compensation for not learning Hibor’s sword skills.
That’s all right, and it was promoted from priority to authoritative. This seemed to be an amazing leap of qualitative change, but the problem was that the attribute buffed by the title itself was too weak! What can a 0.5% increase in hit rate do?
But in this way, Fang Linyan had completed five milestones in this world at this time. He had already received 6 wearable titles: Scholar, Murderer, Black Market (One-time), Stark’s Blessing (Temporary), Normal Mind, Precision Strike!
When entering the world, there was a clear message prompt, saying that this world was the joint trial world. In addition to the above milestones, it also had an additional hidden milestone. Once more than 4 (including 4) were unlocked in this world milestones, one would get additional rewards.
So now, Fang Linyan had already overfulfilled the mission. He had already received an additional reward: A Peculiar Clue, which could only be claimed after the joint trial entered the third phase.
At this time, almost 60 hours had passed since the second phase of the joint trial started. Fang Linyan was probably about to get into the third phase soon. At this time, he didn’t have the intention to continue to do other things. After yawning, Fang Linyan told Goat that he planned to eat something and find a place to rest.
Goat obviously knew more about Yangfan City. Hearring that Fang Linyan was going to eat, he brought him directly to a local barbecue restaurant. Although it was not noon yet, it was already crowded. They had to wait for half an hour before they could get a seat. At this time, the meat was sold out too, so they had to wait for the boss to restock. They waited for an hour before they could eat the barbecue.
Barbecue was very popular in all dimensions, but this barbecue restaurant still left a deep impression on Fang Linyan. Its main product was camel barbecue, and it was still a way of braising in the tandoor which could effectively retain more gravy.
The camel meat was tender and fresh, and each skewer of meat was grilled with pepper, garlic, and honeydew in the order of one piece of meat and one vegetable. The barbecued meats were juicy, and the vegetables were mixed with grease which tasted smooth and sweet. The meats and the vegetables were complementing each other.
The firewood for the barbecue used a kind of dried shrub that was a local specialty and the trees that were washed down from the river during the water season every year, so that the barbecued meat had a special burnt fragrance.
The meat skewers placed in front of Fang Linyan were cut into large pieces and thick. After 1 bite, he first felt the solid and elastic taste of a chicken leg. Then, with a little force, the tough muscle fibers were cut off. What came out was a large amount of gravy that wandered directly on the tongue. His taste buds immediately fed back the delicious and juicy feeling to the brain.
But at this time, the gravy was still pouring out, making him lean over quickly to avoid the delicious juice dripping from his mouth onto his clothes. Then, he embarrassedly wiped his mouth, chewed a few times and swallowed this piece of meat in satisfaction.
After the first piece of meat was eaten, he tasted the mixed barbecued vegetables next. The match between the taste of barbecued garlic and the fat and delicious taste immediately produced a chemical reaction, making him even hungrier. There is an old saying that eating meat without garlic, the taste is half less delicious.
But what impressed Fang Linyan the most was not the camel meat skewers, but the exclusive ale sold here.
The ale was a typical low-alcohol drink, not to mention that the owner also mixed water in it. However, what was impressive was that there were a lot of ants soaked in the drink! These ants were well-known honeypot ants in the local.
Honeypot ants were usually the same as normal ants, but after heavy rain, plants would secrete a lot of nectar, which was rare in dry deserts. How could the honeypot ants let go of a good opportunity to have a full meal? They would suck up the nectar until the body was about to burst.
After a meal, the belly of the honeypot ant could reach the size of a grape! It was so smooth, round and golden, then it was hung upside down directly above the ant nest. When there was a shortage of food, other ants would feed on the stored nectar, and the body of the honeypot ant would shrink to a normal level.
The honeypot ants immersed in the drink would pop in mouth after a bite, then a sweet fragrant blossomed like a flower in his mouth. The alcohol, that was left in the honeypot ants after immersing, also had a wonderful chemical reaction. It cracked in the mouth when being chewed.
It tasted like sesame seeds soaked in white wine and then fried. It was crispy and delicious, and it had a delicate fragrance.
TL: Hmmm, the third phase is closing in, can he finish the turret before it starts?