Ancient Black Magic Book (Incomplete)
Time: Around the 9th century AD
Place of Origin: Darrowson Alchemy Laboratory
Material: parchment scroll, wood, morning star ink, sky blue paint
Weight: 0.9 kg.
Special Effect: [Enshrined]. If you can keep feeding the devil within, it will reward you when its hunger is satiated at 100%.
Explanation: This is recorded in the “History of Britain”. Merlin Twenson, the Archmage of the Welsh court, left something that should be his work when he was an intermediate mage. In this incomplete black magic book, there is an arrogant devil soul that is hungry, greedy, cunning, and extremely good at deceiving people.
Evaluation: Even if you don’t stare into the abyss, the devil in your heart will always stare at you.
Current satiety: 0%
Looking at this thing, Fang Linyan grew curious as well. After drinking the cup of strong black coffee, he still felt a little sleepy. He went to the dining cabin to get another cup of latte, then he also unintentionally noticed the mean menu beside with his eyes brightened up,
“I haven’t seemed to try this before. Please give me a Siberian set meal.”
The waitress who sold the food responded with a smile,
“Okay, please wait a moment, sir. You have good taste. This package is a must-order for our captain every time he comes.”
Fang Linyan was delighted to hear that, but what he didn’t know was the second half of the sentence that the professionally smiling waitress silently added in her mind:
“Though, only the captain, the stupid Siberian bear, would order this stuff.”
In a while, the latte was brewed and served to Fang Linyan. This cup tasted much better than the previous black coffee. The fresh milk was smooth and tender. Paired with the rich coffee and fragrant foam, Fang Linyan felt like he was revived.
However, the tray brought to him next left Fang Linyan stunned.
Half a huge loaf (rye bread)
And a piece of pure white fat the size of a palm,
There was a small plate next to it, which contained 6 pickled cucumbers.
The waitress smiled while adding,
“This is our Siberian set meal. Rye bread with cured meat and pickled cucumbers. It should be accompanied by a bottle of vodka, but we do not provide spirits on the train. Do you need a beer instead?”
Fang Linyan was not used to drinking beer early in the morning, so he politely declined.
Under the guidance of the waitress, Fang Linyan used a knife to cut a piece of white fat meat, then cut a piece of bread. He sandwiched the fat meat and a pickled cucumber into a piece of rye bread and took a bite.
Then he chewed a few mouthfuls and felt that the taste was acceptable. Anything with high calories was fine for him as there was most likely going to be a lot of heavy labor work for him later. It was just that the texture of the fat meat felt rather odd as if it was raw.
This was the authentic way of eating in Siberia. The raw fat meat would be marinated with spices and salt for a few days and then eaten directly. It was considered delicious to serve with wine or bread. If they felt too greasy, they would use the pickled cucumber to neutralize their palate.
Although Fang Linyan didn’t know this, he wasn’t a picky eater either, so he cleaned the plate completely. One must know that one large loaf of rye bread was about 2kg, even half a large loaf would be 1kg.
His record made the waitress assess him several times. She didn’t expect that even though this young man looked thin and weak, his appetite was pretty good. Which made her wonder if his waist strength was as good as his appetite…
Soon, the train reached the station. Fang Linyan stepped into the bustling London through the platform and quickly blended in with the ordinary people. He didn’t know if Ms. Fredtanya didn’t have the intentions to pursue him, so he let out a breath of relief to be surrounded by ordinary people.
After all, as the saying goes, to hide a stone, just throw it on the beach. Hence mixing in with the crowd gave Fang Linyan a great sense of security.
London felt as lively as a pot of porridge being boiled at this time. Mud and rubbish were gushing out everywhere on the streets that were not considered very clean, but it didn’t affect the busyness of the main road in the slightest. There were people everywhere, people’s ears were filled with shouting and people selling merchandise… In this case, the best way to communicate with people was to get close to their ears and shout.
Then, Fang Linyan saw a pitiful little newsboy who had a running nose, so he gave him 2 pennies for a new copy of The Times.
To be honest, Fang Linyan originally wanted to use this newspaper to wipe off the splashes on the trouser legs. However, after opening it, he immediately saw a report on the front page:
Shocking: One more victim, Jack the Ripper
After seeing this news, the newly bought The Times newspaper was temporarily freed from the tragic fate of shining shoes. Fang Linyan held it in his hands and read carefully.
Only then did he realize that the people killed by Jack the Ripper, without exception, were all women. Most of them were prostitutes. They were murdered in the early hours of the morning.
Not only that, most of the victims’ internal organs were missing.
Moreover, it was obvious that the killer had a perverse personality. They were characterized that way as they wrote a letter to the police after committing the crime in the same fashion the third time. There was half a kidney attached to the letter, and it was signed with the name ‘Jack the Ripper’.
The cut marks on the half kidney weren’t cut with a sharp object; they looked rough. This led people to believe that the killer was cannibalistic.
At the back of the report was a judgment of a non-famous private detective Watson. He even drew a characteristic portrait of the murderer:
He looked like he was in his prime years. He had a history of more than 5 years of surgery or slaughtering and experienced emotional damage caused by a prostitute or promiscuous woman. Not only that, he was cautious, strong, and untalkative.
Just as Fang Linyan fell into deep thought reading the newspaper, a series of messages suddenly popped up on his retinas,
“The last area with hidden dangers has been scouted…”
“The scouting is officially over.”
“The uncontrollable factors in this world have been eliminated.”
“Next, Noah Space R300 will officially drop 42 contractors into the world for adventure. The drop countdown will start now…”
“10, 9, 8, ….2, 1…..”
“Mercenary ZB419, you have completed your main mission. You now have 2 choices.”
“A: Return to Noah Space R300 immediately. According to your previous performance in this world, you will be rewarded with 3000 common points.”
“B: Give up the reward, you can continue to stay in this world for 24 hours for free. After the free stay period, you will be able to choose to pay to continue to get the stay period. The specific price is the second day (2000 common points), the third day (4000 common points), the fourth day (8000common points), the fifth day (16000 common points), and so on.
“Please make your choice in 10 seconds. A or B?”
Fang Linyan chose option B without any hesitation. He didn’t need to put much thought into this choice as he still had a lot of unfinished business in this world.
More importantly, the things that he had done before had finally come to fruition.
“Damn it, these official contractors have finally arrived. I’ve been waiting so long for them.”
As soon as he thought of this, Fang Linyan quickly rushed toward Westminster Abbey. Fortunately, he was not far from the area, so it only took about 20 minutes to arrive.
The Westminster Abbey Area was still foggy throughout the day.
Although it was around 2 pm, the cloudy day in London wasn’t very bright in the first place. Especially paired with the occasional fog, the church square looked quite depressing.
After reaching the square, Fang Linyan found that Robbie disappeared off to somewhere. This was fine too as it saved his breath. Then, he dismantled a wooden box next to him, making a sign with it. He went straight to somewhere near Lieutenant Root and found a place to rest.
About 10 minutes later, Fang Linyan suddenly opened his eyes, because several people had already come to the square at this time.
These people didn’t seem to be much different from ordinary citizens, but they moved in a team. The way they behaved and talked had a different aura that was out of tune with this world. Obviously, they should be the contractors that were dropped into this world not long ago.
Of course, they were also the ones Fang Linyan was waiting for.
It was even simpler as to why Fang Linyan figured out that the contractors would come here. Noah Space sent a group of mercenaries here to be cannon fodder precisely because the contractors would be exploring the Westminster Abbey Area. Wasn’t that the reason the mercernaries were sent in before them? To sweep the landmines and eliminate the uncontrollable factors?
These people quickly dispersed to search for information all around the square. Soon, a short-haired girl came over and inquired,
In the end, she was interrupted immediately as Fang Linyan held up the wooden sign. She was stunned for a moment after seeing the sign in his hand,
“You… You’ve already gone in?”
It turned out that Fang Linyan wrote a sentence on the sign in Chinese,
“Various details of this area are sold at a high price. I can personally serve as a guide in some areas.”
Ahem, why did Fang Linyan write in Chinese? Of course, it was because he didn’t want the rest of the aborigines to understand what he was writing. Strictly speaking, this was Europe in the 18th century. Even if someone had been to China, they still wouldn’t be able to recognize his simplified Chinese.
Therefore, the person who could recognize this type of font must be the contractor that was sent here.
TL: These contractors under the Space must be very rich in common points. Time to scam for some points?