Just yesterday, when Citalopram had nothing to do, she was flipping through books and looking for information.
Then, she found out the reason for Dove’s incident in [Cat’s Name].
This immediately caused a commotion on the forum.
Dove was irritated and groaned.
After she understood the mechanism, she was a little reluctant about whether to swap back to her human body.
It’s certainly not some bug.
After being translated into the player’s language, the mechanic was triggered in this manner:
When the hunter’s [Shared Perception] skill reached LV4 or higher, if he entered the Elf Ruins with his animal companion at the same time, a soul swap would be triggered.
This mechanic continued to work until Gold Rank.
In other words, it was an easy job to change it back. She had to revisit the ruin, and the matter would be done.
Originally, Dove had always wanted to change her body back. However, she was a little hesitant after learning that it was so simple.
Dove had gotten used to the serval’s body.
If it weren’t for the fact that Chocolate often used her human body to roam around, Dove would not want to change it back now.
Under the buff of the hunter’s skill, the minimum value of each attribute of Chocolate would gradually grow closer to the human body.
As a result, even though Chocolate’s Strength attribute had reached 6 points and her constitution was similar to the host, she still had the agility of the cat’s body. For some reason, she possessed a color vision of the full spectrum of colors that cats should not have. Additionally, she still had the dynamic vision of cats.
She even acquired the skill effect of [Stalker] that she learned at Level 7. For enemies she had injured, she could see the movement route left by them.
As a result, she gradually became a little addicted to it.
The strength of this “body” was superb. At least in the early stage, that was indeed the case before she got any new powerful transcended abilities.
With the wisdom of a cat, it was difficult to utilize this body perfectly.
So Dove occupied the body after learning the truth.
It was like when playing RPG games, the players would take off the NPC teammates’ equipment who joined the team and then put those equipment on themselves.
A serval had gained strength more muscular than a robust and healthy human adult male and a constitution that could withstand two heavy blows from hammers. Even the agility attribute was more than doubled. What kind of monster would it become?
The final product was the current Dove.
When the Child attacked her with all her strength, it was difficult to even touch Dove.
As a matter of fact, he was not an ordinary swordsman but a [Forest Walker] who could utilize vines, earth, and air to attack.
At the current state, the Child had mastered Aero Strike. At the same time, he could send out wind blades sharp enough to tear through iron armor. Coupled with [Geo Strike]’s transformation on the terrain, Wandering Child alone could fight a small mercenary group.
For him, the vines, the earth, the water, the ice, and the air condensed into a blade could be fired at the same time.
In words that were easy for players to understand, the Child was fully equipped with practical skills. None of his skills would not be handy.
However, even with the Child at this capability, plus Citalopram and Suuankou, the group still found it difficult to fight against Dove and Chocolate.
Indeed, the four players were relatively free in Roseburg while waiting for news from the Royal Capital.
They were not Lin Yiyi, after all.
They did not particularly get close to Kafni when she was cold to them.
As a result, they started playing with each other during the day and then headed back to the feudal lord’s residence to sleep at night.
For example, Suuankou used the money he stole from the previous beginner mission to make some traps. Then, he sold the traps and exchanged more money to make better trap devices, and his craftsmanship gradually became more proficient.
The Child took short-term bodyguard jobs, searched for materials, found a blacksmith in the city, and asked him to build a new weapon based on the ring blade he used in his dream.
Thus, he was in the process of getting used to his new weapon and stayed on the training ground during the day. After he got used to the weapon, he would head to the military camp in the south if there were no new updates from the Royal Capital. He planned to build rapport in the military base.
Citalopram had nothing to do except read books and browse the forums. Sometimes, she would flip through the books that Longjing Tea copied from the wizard tower. Although her authority level was only at Level 1, a few books were available already.
In fact, she was a [Half-dead Enchantress]. If ordinary people discovered her, it might cause a commotion.
Only the players would not dislike a half-undead with a cold body temperature, who needed to eat and drink like ordinary people but did not need sleep and was infertile.
Even if she only came into contact with others in a physical state, it would slowly absorb the vitality of the other party, making the other party weak and sickly. For ordinary people who were not transcenders, it would only take less than half a month to bring death upon them if they were to get married; even if the frequency of contact was not so high, they might get sick if they were to shake hands.
For the Noahs, the Half-dead Enchantress was roughly the same as “Wolfman” and “Centaur”, which only existed in legends. After seeing them, it was best to run away from the “monster”.
At the same thing, Citalopram also found a hidden setting.
When she was in her peak physical condition, she could slowly increase her experience point when she was in contact with others and absorbed their vitality!
Since she discovered this, she would fall asleep holding the humanoid Chocolate or the cat-shaped Dove every day when she went offline. With that, she gained some experience steadily every day. Even though it was not much, the stability mattered.
After all, the players were not afraid of this.
The temperature had also started to warm up recently. “Chocolate” was not as heat-resistant in the cat’s body. Sleeping with the cold Citalopram at night was like a soft and temperature regulation pillow.
Although it hurt the body a bit, she could tolerate this level of damage as a transcender.
When the four of them were free, they would occasionally brawl. Dove and Chocolate would make up a team, while the rest of the three would be in another team.
Dove’s current win rate was 100%.
Generally speaking, when the hunter’s and pet’s souls were swapped, the hunter would gain combat power because of “the hunting instinct of pets”.
But things were different on Dove’s side.
Her archery instinct as a human was stronger than the wild instinct of her pet.
When Chocolate used her body, she quickly mastered the [Archery] skill through the remaining instincts left in the human body. As a result, her shots decently reached 60% of Dove’s level.
The cat mastered the speed of archery, even faster than running and sneaking with a human body.
Under “Miss Chocolate” training, the Child finally mastered how to block and avoid flying arrows.
Also, on this day, Kafni received a letter from the capital.
It was a letter from her father. The wording was not formal but strict. He mentioned that Don Juan had returned to the capital, and it was impolite for Kafni to stay at Freezing Water Port, and she should return quickly.
Without a doubt, this was a hint.
The “Dream Stealer” deleted her father’s memory again and noticed that Kafni was out of his control.
In the current state, the “Dream Stealer” was threatening her with her father’s life.
Realizing this put Kafni in a bad mood.
After thinking for a long time, she finally made up her mind.
This time, she did not plan to run away.
She wanted to eradicate this nightmare that had haunted her and her father for more than ten years.
No matter if it was the Dream Stealer, Teacher Nicholas, or even those demons in the capital city…
Kafni’s cherished memory flashed through her mind.
The boy had a serious face and cold eyes in the splendid sea of crystal flowers.
He reached out to her, who was regarded as a monster.
She still remembered her fingertips that touched the shivering low temperature and the warmth that came into her heart.
Your heart is so scary. I have never seen so much snow.
Naturally, my heart is like ice.
Are you a monster too?
Yes, I am a monster. My name is Annan.
Her “Monster Lord” has returned.
“He said he would protect me,” Kafni whispered, closing her eyes slightly.
Her bright red eyes were still much clearer than when she first came to the Freezing Water Port, not so lost and dispirited.
No more. She denied her previous self-perception of being weak.
As a monk, I must have a firm will.
She threaded the Fallen path, which had no turning back, and her mentality should be even more so.
If her will was not firm enough, she would not live long.
Kafni reached out and held her beloved gemstone in her arms, feeling the familiar coldness.
She took a deep breath and raised the corners of her mouth.
“I’m wrong. I should be the one to protect him instead.” Kafni opened her eyes slowly.
The words were full of calmness and confidence.
From her tender and petite body, she broke free from a majestic aura that was young but enough to be detected by a keen person.
“Dove.” She summoned the alert cat.
After just a few seconds, a serval appeared silently at her bedroom door.
“Meow,” Dove replied softly.
“Notify them to pack up.” Kafni said slowly, “We will depart tomorrow.”
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