Stellar War Storm – 1.08 – Soaring Like A Heavenly Steed

Wang Zheng shook of Yan Xiaosu in a burst of abject horror, “Get lost, this is little Shi……”

Little Shi had already walked over and grabbed Wang Zheng’s arm, “Hello, I’m Zheng-gege’s distant cousin, Wang Shishi, it’s my first time on Earth, so please look after me.”

Wang Zheng and Yan Xiaosu both looked dumbstruck at this elfin girl. Wang Zheng shivered, could it be this girl was looking at becoming dependant on him?

“No way, you don’t look blood related anywhere! If Boss had a tenth of your genes, he’d be the handsomest guy in school!” Yan Xiaosu pounded Wang Zheng’s ego without a trace of politeness.

“Xiaosu, you need a spanking!” After trampling on Yan Xiaosu, the three proceeded to have breakfast.

“Little Shi, besides the goddess of my dreams, you are the most beautiful girl, en, actually, you’re a bit prettier than my dream goddess too!”

“Yan, I’m having breakfast, I’ll get indigestion.” Wang Zheng really wasn’t interested in Yue Jing.

“Ah, why?” Little Shi asked curiously.

“Explaining all of this is a long story, I’ll cut to the chase and give you the summary. I asked boss to help me deliver a love letter, as a result……”

Completely ignoring student Wang’s earnest attempts at stopping him, Wang Zheng’s awkward incident was revealed by Yan Xiaosu like an exploding bean,

Even though little Shi didn’t laugh easily, she couldn’t help it this time. The world had such a silly person?

Only, thinking about it, he’d really done it.

“Tell me, is there anyone in this world who values loyalty more than boss!” Yan Xiaosu acted like he was telling a folk story.

“Zheng-gege, why did you jump into the lake?” Little Shi was as adorable as a curious baby.

“Urges are the devil!” Wang Zheng choked. Ultimately he could still only helplessly shrug, he couldn’t stand recalling past events.

Hearing Wang Zheng’s true story, little Shi laughed without the least attention to image, “Zheng-gege, you really are cute.”

Wang Zheng touched his nose, did that count as a compliment?

After breakfast, Yan Xiaosu insisted on showing the scenery of earth, and little Shi also quite wanted to go play. Originally Wang Zheng was planning on sending little Shi to search the public service system, but when he saw her happy expression he still left that for later. They didn’t lack time. In fact, when little Shi smiled he felt warm. Wang Zheng really felt as though he had a little sister.

Asian Historical Museum, here were accounts of humanity’s bronze age, silver age, even the now ended golden age of interstellar grand voyaging. Yan Xiaosu was a novice in this respect, so Wang Zheng was in charge of explaining.

“This is the mankind’s earliest earthquake detector, a thing from ten thousand years ago. The principles behind the current super shock star probes are a about seventy percent similar.”

Wang Zheng said. Having followed old merchant as a little assistant in the book shop for so many years, he really had read a lot.

“Eh, that’s one of the masterpieces of doctor Jacques Rogge, you understand it, Zheng-gege?” Little Shi asked.

“Haha, even if I don’t know whether it’s coincidence, but compared to this seismograph it only includes some subspace wave theory, it’s actually quite simple to combine. Of course, the person who could figure that out is definitely very amazing.”

Unconsciously, Wang Zheng imitated old merchant’s tone. Of course the last part was his own addition. Old merchant was quite disdainful, and the number of people that could be valued by him were…… almost none.

A trace of astonishment flashed through little Shi’s eyes, but this was only the beginning. As the two talked they touched on all manner of knowledge, astronomy and geography were comprehensively covered. Wang Zheng also discovered that, besides not remembering who she was, little Shi’s memory was intact in other respects, and had also received a good education.

The curved flight memorial hall was especially large. This was the key to mankind’s access to the stars. Lauren Lee was also a citizen of the Aslan Empire, it had to be admitted that this empire had produced countless scientists, with an extremely important effect on the development of human history.

“At present the highest speed we can reach is your Aslan Empire’s fourfold curved flight, but the future mainstream should be curved leap flight, that should be an enormous improvement.”

Wang Zheng smiled, Yan Xiaosu to the side had almost fallen asleep. Studen Yan had been very conscientious at the start, but along with the subjects getting deeper and duller, he really couldn’t endure it. Anyway, there were no people here, so he sat on the shoulders of giants, then leaned on the heads of giants to sleep. Besides, it gave him quite a feeling of modelling.

But little Shi really was alarmed, the curved velocity leap theory still hadn’t been published!

This was still a high level galactic secret, and each nation was conducting tightly guarded research. She had also just heard her tutor mention it by accident. But Wang Zheng actually knew about it, and it seemed he quite understood it.

How was this possible!

“Zheng-gege, you’re definitely a top student at Wargod Military College!”

Wang Zheng blushed, “Cough cough, I still haven’t passed the exams, and I still have a few days before high school graduation.”

“You’ll definitely pass. Compared to you, I feel I’m too ignorant.”

Wang Zheng smiled, “I’m also just chatting casually.”

“Zheng-gege, do you have a girlfriend, you’re definitely very popular at school!” Little Shi exposed an adoring expression.

Yan Xiaosu to the side immediately woke up, “Little sister Shi, I swear before Heaven, boss is a virgin!”

“Yan Xiaosu, you’re talking bullshit again, I’ll wring you into a dough twist!”

No matter how thick Wang Zheng’s face was, he still couldn’t stand up against Yan Xiaosu’s eloquence. Little Shi looked distracted before covering her mouth and breaking into laughter, her charming face deep red, looking at both Wang Zheng and Yan Xiaosu.

Cough cough, we’ve been walking for so long, let’s find a place to rest.” Seeing Wang Zheng flipping out, Yan Xiaosu hurriedly changed the subject.

“You wouldn’t be thinking about going to play CT again?”

“Haha, little sister Shi, I’m an expert, I’ve promoted to bronze level!” On mention of this, Yan Xiaosu immediately got cocky.

“Really, I still haven’t played, is it fun?” Little Shi really was interested in anything and everything.

“Fun? No, it’s super fun! This is the hottest game in the Milky Way, it’s not a game, it’s a lifestyle! The life of battle, life of passion, men’s hot blood, women’s charm, all blossoming in the sparks of mech armor!”

Yan Xiaosu swung his arms, as if he stood on a stage in front of ten thousand spectators.

Like this the three quickly took the public high speed system to Brothers Net Café.

“Owner, my private room!” Yan Xiaosu yelled when he entered, and was immediately greeted by a smiling owner. This was a high level VIP.

“No problem, how many stations?”

“Three, this is my brother, and my brother’s little sister, if they come again just put them on my tab!”

Yan Xiaosu patted his breast and said.

“No problem, please go inside, ……. Anything to drink, we have Nebula Water, all kinds of beverages, everything that should be here, free of charge today.”

The proprietor was also shocked by little Shi’s sweet smile, always miserly, he suddenly grew generous.

“Three bottles of coca cola!”

This was what Yan Xiaosu liked the most. Why?

Only because Coca Cola was very domineering, possessing a long history, with even more power to speak. As long as mankind wasn’t extinguished, as long as humanity still needed water, there would be Coca Cola. This most suited Tall Rich Handsome.

Entering CT, Yan Xiaosu immediately grew completely excited, calling friends left and right.

“Crud, I forgot, both of you are newbies. First get familiar I’ll go fight first.”

Wang Zheng opened his account. Skeleton already had ten points, one successive win.

And the ID little Shi entered next to him was “Aslan Little Free Spirit”.

Yan Xiaosu shook his head, really not creative. Looking at his own ID Tall Rich Handsome, how formidable and domineering.

“It’s best for newbies to first play 1v1 to get familiar with the mech controls and function. Know yourself and know your enemy, and you can come unscathed through a hundred battles. I’ll duck out first. …… You two do whatever you want, there are no cameras here.”

Yan Xiaosu smiled wickedly. What ‘little sister’, he had been with Wang Zheng since childhood and never heard of any relatives. Since boss was so slow on the start, he needed the helping hand of a romantic expert like him!

Little Shi looked distracted, “Do whatever we want?”

“Don’t listen to him, that kid has been in heat recently.”

Little Shi didn’t seem unfamiliar with this, and also seemed eager to give it a try.

The two smiled at each other, both starting their CT careers in full spirits.

Skeleton!

He also really wanted to know to what extent he could use the things he learned in the Rubik’s Cube.

Light flashed.

1v1 mode.

ID: Skeleton Wargod No 1

Automatic matchmaking……

Matchmaking was based on the sum of win rate, level, and successive wins.

Meanwhile, in a luxurious room, three youths were also just waiting for matchmaking to finish. The five hundred square meter private game room really was extravagant, even the bathroom was bigger than Wang Zheng’s home.

“Captain, today you definitely have to let us experience your Soaring Steed Five Successive Slashes.”

“Is using the Soaring Steed Five Successive Slashes very difficult with the Demon Wolf Type V?”

The two youths standing behind Ma Xiao were filled with expectation.

Ma Xiao, Asian region diamond level expert, the two behind him were new members of his Dragon God Team. As captain, he was using an alt to demonstrate a skill, and at the same time establish his prestige.

“The Demon Wolf Type V is still pretty flexible, its weak points are something only those high level experts can target. It’s unequalled in a place like this.”

Ma Xiao said indifferently. As a first rate expert, he would sometimes use a false name to play around. His main was too famous.

Ma Xiao’s alt: Dragon God 007, complete victory in three fights.

Automatic matchup:

Skeleton VS Dragon God 007.

“Whoa, it’s actually a little newbie, this really is like killing chickens with the bull cleaver.”

“To be able to die under the Dragon God’s five successive kills is still his good fortune.”

The two behind him were a bit excited. They could watch from the captain’s POV, that was a rare chance to learn. They were both gold one level, part of the team’s important backup strength, and also first year students at Wargod College.

“Fuck, got to be a mistake, it’s actually a brittleskin. He’ll die in one move……”

Ma Xiao was also speechless. The level of this account was fairly low. The opponent didn’t have computer trouble, but in any case it was an issue of IQ. But the opponent actually picked a brittleskin, he’d die in one hit.

Light flashed on the stage, and two mech warriors slowly appeared.

Ma Xiao didn’t want to waste time. As soon as the battle started, the Demon Wolf Type V made a pull. This was commonly used by experts, by pausing a bit, you could increase the mech’s instant burst power, and even more so for beast type mechs.

All his movements were as fluent as moving clouds and flowing water, and the mech charged towards the Wargod No 1.

In practically an instant he had arrived, “Watch closely, Soaring Steed Five Successive Kills depends heavily on timing!”

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Stellar War Storm – 1.07 – Little Shi

Rumour said that this time, besides Dawnbreak elites, there would even be some Wargod College students there. This was a major opportunity to ask for advice.But why would she invite these two?

“Good. I look forward to your attendance. I will send you invitation cards later.”

Yue Jing and Ye Zisu’s attitudes were exceptionally good today. It was the first time Yan Xiaosu was this close to the person he admired, and he practically didn’t remember his own surname.

“Boss, tell me, what are my odds?”

Wang Zheng shrugged. These two girls were mythical creatures. If Yan Xiaosu fell in, there wouldn’t even be bones left. But what could he say?

Everyone had their one in a million, he wished him good luck.

Distantly, Yue Jing and Ye Zisu were also giggling very happily, “Those two idiots are definitely feeling very happy and surprised.”

“They will be even more surprised on Sunday!” Yue Jing said coldly.

She had heard about Wang Zheng’s disregard for her from Ye Zisu. Being someone who thought highly of herself, she would let this retard know the meaning of unreachable!

Lazy toads eating swan meat was a crime, but lazy toads ignoring the swan was even more criminal!

The classrooms had basically turned into a tea party. Everyone were chatting about their future and dreams, and those who were certain were even more impassioned and elated. Yan Xiaosu could finally sleep in peace, the teachers didn’t care about him now. Wang Zheng also pondered his future.

No need to think about military school, with his gene score he wasn’t qualified to try. He could only wait for enlistment in three months. Now he had to think about how to survive until then. Right now he was just waiting for graduation, all that was missing was the diploma. He would ponder tomorrow’s rations.

Opening his skylink, he glanced over the nearby job listings. But the majority all required work experience, ages twenty and up, and the educational background wasn’t something highschool could match. Wang Zheng swept past them a bit gloomily, would he have to starve?

Wang Zheng started his job hunting career immediately after school was out, but his current circumstances were still awkward. He couldn’t reach the heights and didn’t deign the lows. Anyway, Duck Row restaurant was looking for unskilled kitchen labor that seemed possible.

Standing at the doorway, Wang Zheng adjusted his expression. Smile, smile honestly and sincerely. He assumed unskilled labor didn’t need any technical qualifications.

Just as he prepared to open the door, the door opened on him. Was he that sincere?

A silhouette bumped against Wang Zheng, and he dodged almost instinctively.

“Help, villains are chasing me!”

A pair of hands as fair as jade grabbed Wang Zheng’s arm, a peaked cap rising slightly, revealing a dirty little face.

Ai, a comrade in poverty.

Two black suited black waiters rushed out, one of them immediately bursting into curses, “Little bastard, you dare eat without paying? Looking to die! Pay up, or both of you get a beating.”

To tell the truth, Wang Zheng really wanted to easily wave his hand and leave without trace. But for some reason, that pair of miserable eyes suddenly softened his heart. If Bonehead saw this, he didn’t know how he would be remonstrated.

“How much?” Wang Zheng was dumbfounded, eating at this place a few dozen credits was enough, no need to beat people.

“Very good, five hundred thirty credits. I’ll give you a discount, five hundred.”

“Don’t trick me, at this place it’s at most a hundred and something!” Wang Zheng insisted.

“Bullshit, this girl came in and ordered one of every dish!”

Wang Zheng understood another principle. Without money, don’t play hero.

“All I have is three hundred. You can take it, or you can have the police take us away.”

Wang Zheng shrugged like a gangster, “Or, you can hit me for a discount.”

Depressed or not, leaving things halfway wasn’t Wang Zheng’s style.

The two waiters looked distracted, gazing at Wang Zheng’s three hundred credits, one rushed over, “You two little bastards, hurry up and get lost!”

As he spoke he punched towards Wang Zheng. A smack sound, and the counterpart immediately held his hand and jumped back. Wang Zheng touched his face, immediately withdrawing one bill, “Once for one hundred, come again if you aren’t satisfied.”

When someone hit your left cheek, there was no harm in turning the right. One hundred credits could support him for days.

The waiters looked at each other, one’s hand was already swollen, then they ran off with a fierce glare at Wang Zheng.

Wang Zheng shrugged helplessly. No need to try this place, finding work in this day and age wasn’t that hard.

Behind him followed a small tail.

Wang Zheng halted, turning. The little tail also stopped, raising her head. Those miserable big eyes again.

Damn, Wang Zheng forced back the roar that was on the edge of his lips. This filthy girl’s eyes had a strange power.

“Fellow student, as comrades in abject poverty, you don’t have to thank me. But don’t follow me either. To be honest, I’m a poor wretch, that just now was the full extent of my property, I don’t know where my next meal will be. I can still say it won’t be skipping the bill.”

Finished speaking, Wang Zheng turned and left. He had to find work, that was no joke. Without food to eat, even diamonds would turn into toffee.

But the little tail unexpectedly kept following.

“Little girl, if you follow me, don’t think I won’t beat you up!”

The filthy girl in front of him seemed to be about his size, wearing clearly unsuitable sports wear, plus a pitiful expression that seemed a bit small.

The girl’s tears immediately fell with a pitter patter. Wang Zheng instantly lost his thread. He really was a villain, shouting at a little girl.

“I’m sorry, little……. Cough cough, I’m Wang Zheng, what’s your name?” Suddenly Wang Zheng discovered that the counterpart seemed to be about his age, calling her little girl this and little girl that was no good.

Tears hovered in the girl’s eyes, “I don’t know, I don’t remember.”

Wang Zheng felt dizzy. Not only didn’t he find work, he even brought home an illegitimate child.

Wang Zheng brought “little Shi” back home. Little Shi was the nickname Wang Zheng gave her, since it sounded close to amnesia. Fortunately there was still food at home. Wang Zheng overturned trunks and boxes, almost turning over is whole house. He finally discovered another eighty credits. One hundred eighty credits, still a good day.

Little Shi became very calm in Wang Zheng’s little house, not as terrified as outside.

“Little Shi, you wash up first. I’ll go get something to eat.” It had to be admitted that this little miss’ smell was even a bit unworthy of the revolutionary masses.

Having squandered a day, the sky was already dark. Wang Zheng was long ago so hungry the front of his stomach was sticking to his back.

Instant noodles and cola was still a pretty good meal.

The water in the bathroom stopped, and little Shi timidly walked out dressed in Wang Zheng’s T-shirt, “I’m sorry, I only found this to wear.”

“Wear it if you want. Tomorrow I’ll bring you to……”

Even with student Wang’s willpower, he was still a bit absent minded. Seriously, it seemed that luck really was changeable. What he casually picked up turned out to be a little fairy?

Faintly purple, slightly curled long hair, wherever it was dyed, it seemed quite natural. Skin like white jade, glossy and smooth. To be honest, Wang Zheng had never seen a girl as pretty as this. Most importantly, this girl had pupils like stars, clear, sparkling, even Ye Zisu was like a sweet potato in front of her. Spiritual influence, she was brimming with a fresh and clean smell.

“Seriously, such a pretty little Shi shoud fetch quite a high price!” Wang Zheng snapped his fingers.

Little Shi on the other side jumped with fright, “Zheng-gege, don’t sell me. I’m very strong, I can to a lot of work.”

“Sweatdrop, I’m joking.” Wang Zheng felt that he really was going rotten, bullying an amnesiac girl.

At this moment Wang Zheng noticed that his clothes little Shi wore just barely covered her butt. Those long and slender legs could really be rated as art.

From top to bottom, every part of her was perfect. Someone like this simply shouldn’t exist.

Damn, this girl really isn’t minor.

“Do I look strange like this?” Little Shi pulled at her clothes. This movement was an even more violent blow at Wang Zheng.

Cough cough, little Shi, tomorrow I’ll take you to check the Skylink Public Service System, then I’m taking you home. You can just stay here today.”

Wang Zheng focused his attention on his noodles. Grandma’s legs, two years of training in willpower crumbled like that.

“Thank you, gege.”

Little Shi’s voice was very beautiful, soft, like it could reach your heart.

Finishing the meal quickly and efficiently, releasing a loud burp without regard to image, human life was eating, drinking, shitting and sleeping. Very pleasurable, student Wang was very calm regardless of the difficulties.

“I’ll sleep on the sofa, you sleep inside.” Wang Zheng threw off his shoes, stretching his big feet very comfortably. Sleep was a very happy thing to him.

In the Rubik’s Cube, even sleep was a nightmare. His current dull life was like paradise.

Almost three seconds later, little Shi heard Wang Zheng’s snores, this…….

Wang Zheng’s room wasn’t messy, because there was practically nothing there. Laying in the bed, Xiao Shi’s eyes suddenly seemed radiant. The snores outside really didn’t have a trace of politeness. Little Shi couldn’t help smiling slightly, there really existed an idiot like this.

This night, even though the bed was very uncomfortable, her mood was still unusually good.

At the first glimmer of dawn, Wang Zheng got up for morning exercises. Bonehead said that a super soldier had to be beautiful both outside and in. Cultivation technique was inside, and muscles and endurance and such training was the outside. Both sides had to be mutually coordinated to reach the best results, and physical capability had to be maintained. He had moreover slept very soundly last night. Let alone others, even Yan Xiaosu very rarely came over. Suddenly having the presence of a girl in the house unexpectedly gave it the ambience of a home.

Not long after setting breakfast, the doorbell rang unusually urgently. “Boss, open up!”

Opening the door, Yan Xiaosu didn’t seem to be missing any parts, “Pretty good, all parts intact. Your old man let you off like this?” Wang Zheng teased.

“Gah, my butt is splitting open. But relying on the eloquence of Tall Rich And Handsome, I finally passed the crisis!”

“Oh, what excuse did you use this time?” Wang Zheng was also quite curious, Yan Xiaosu was rather skilled in dealing with people.

“Of course it’s the goddess’ birthday. I said, you can’t lower our Yan family’s demeanor, for good or bad we’re still characters with face in Shangjing.”

Yan Xiaosu straightened his waist and smiled, “The old man best likes face. A representative’s daughter’s birthday party struck his weak point. This time I can make adequate preparations, capturing Yue Jing is my life goal. Shouldn’t you find a goal too? You can’t marry mech armor. About to graduate and still a virgin, if it gets out you won’t have any face!”

“Zheng-gege, who is it?” A melodious voice echoed. Wang Zheng had forgotten about this.

Yan Xiaosu was immediately petrified, stupidly looking at little Shi, drooling like a waterfall dropping three thousand feet.

Student Yan suddenly gripped Wang Zheng’s hands with deep emotion, “Brother, please give your most beloved little brother an introduction, who is this beautiful woman?”


(TL note: Shi, or “poem”, is a homonym for the first character in shiyi, “amnesia”.

Stellar War Storm – 1.06 – GODLIKE

The Wild Beast was originally slow, and Yan Xiaosu was further excited, and basically unable to keep up with Fanatic and the others’ tempo. He suddenly discovered that he had charged ahead alone.

There was a flash of flame ahead, fuck!

Fanatic Soldier didn’t retreat, retreating now really would be hopeless. Using Yan Xiaosu as bait, the three swiftly launched their attack, combined staking their lives to get rid of the opponents’ Demon Wolf.

The Wild Beast Type 3’s energy shield held up under enemy fire for a few seconds, then turned into a blaze in the the blink of an eye.

Tall Rich Handsome OVER!

Damn!

Yan Xiaosu fiercely flung out an arm. The other side immediately retreated after finishing Yan Xiaosu. Fanatic Soldier’s movements were clearly unusually powerful, beating the Demon Wolf mech armor to the point of crisis. But the other side still held the numerical advantage, and under fire suppression, allowed the Demon Wolf to escape the battlefield.

This one wave was a major deficit, turning into 5v3. Fanatic Soldier was also angry. As a bronze expert, he was actually pleasing noobs. He also had a temper.

“Tall Rich Handsome, there’s nothing we can do at this point, and that one isn’t a bit helpful. This match is hopeless.”

Fanatic Soldier said.

Yan Xiaosu’s chubby face held a trace of anger, his tone changing slightly, “Guru, don’t do this. Before you were boasting to hide the sky, then letting me down at the key moment, and also blaming my brother. You won’t have a cent. But if you can win, I’ll pay double!”

Never one with a good temper, Yan Xiaosu couldn’t stand this group always talking crap about Wang Zheng. It seemed this time was finished. Such a good chance, he didn’t know how long he’d have to wait for the next one.

The power of money was great. The three substitutes blinked at each other. Creating trouble could increase income, who could have thought this Yan Xiaosu was so generous? They nodded. With generous compensation, they too would play for real.

Beating To Death Without Speaking grinned, “Since brother Tall is so generous, not showing a couple of moves would be too ungenerous. Old rules, kill them.”

Fanatic Soldier and Loves Beating Noobs nodded. Suddenly, Beating To Death became the captain.

Even though Fanatic Soldier had the highest rank among the three, Beating To Death Without Speaking had the highest skill level, he just didn’t have enough wins. The trio’s movements clearly went up a level, and Yan Xiaosu now became aware that he was taken in. This was a seller’s market.

Beating To Death Without Speaking went up the left side alone, drawing attention, such brazenness was clearly the result of complete confidence in his own skill. Meanwhile Fanatic and Loves Beating Nobs followed up on the flank.

The fierce battle left the watching Yan Xiaosu as if drunk and stupefied, and Wang Zheng on the side, enjoying the pleasure of piloting the mech, also observed the battle. A kind of intense thirst for acting flowed through him, his hands twitching.

It had to be said, this was serious!

People most feared seriousness, because as CT experts, once they became serious they forgot about everything else. The three displayed their level, and even though they were at a numerical disadvantage, they pulled it back bit by bit. The other side’s Demon Wolf was already broken, ultimately it was still destroyed even if it wasn’t an instant kill.

That one shot was exceptionally beautiful, and Yan Xiaosu couldn’t help applauding.

Gurus were gurus!

But Beating To Death Without Speaking’s position was also exposed. Ten minutes later, both sides were in a surging battle.

Fanatic Soldier exploded, Loves Beating Noobs also exploded. Beating To Death Without Speaking took down three opponents, but it was still hopeless for him. At this moment, the enemy Wild Beast Type 3 charged over.

A sniper mech being cornered by a tank in close quarters, that was a miserable spectacle.

The bloodlust was high on both sides. The Wild Beast Type 3 grabbed the Hunter, boom……

The Hunter was torn into pieces by the Wild Beast’s head blade. The other side cheered, and the Wild Beast roared.

On Yan Xiaosu’s side were sighs. If they’d fought casually, then a loss was just a loss, but having been serious for so long, yet failed by just a hair at the last effort, Fanatic Soldier and the others also fiercely hit their consoles.

The Wild Beast mech armor charged towards the target fort like a hot knife through butter, incomparably relaxed. To his surprise, he suddenly discovered a target not far away.

The Wild Beast player jumped with fright, first thinking it was a trap. The result was…… a Wargod No 1. Damn, no wonder it never came out, some idiot had picked the wrong mech armor.

Wang Zheng had left the fort at some point, and Beating To Death Without Speaking couldn’t help roaring, “Use your laser rifle, there’s still a chance, blast him, blast him to death!”

Yan Xiaosu was also urgent, “Boss, open fire, aim and shoot, shoot!”

Wang Zheng also wanted to shoot, the problem was……

“Rifle? Where?”

Have you ever seen an unarmed soldier on the battlefield?

Yan Xiaosu also knocked his head against the wall…… Top quality.

The opposite Wild Beast mech armor was quite cheerful. In all the time he’d been playing, this was the first time he’d seen such a noob. He directly opened the public channel, “Little kid, this big brother will leave you with a deep memory of your first time, haha!”

The Wild Beast mech suddenly accelerated, charging towards Wang Zheng with rock-breaking, heaven-startling momentum.

Yan Xiaosu sighed towards the sky. The other three were silent, not even in the mood for cursing. This wasn’t a pit, it was simply an abyss!

They just thought they’d grabbed a life saving straw, but discovered it was an illusion.

The Wargod No 1 also seemed to know his fate, standing there stupidly.

Brittleskin vs heavy armor demon beast!

Death, was the only result.

Crash bang…… rumble…… sparks!

In a suffocating silence, the extremely emotional computer referee’s voice:

Ironheart Berserker, OVER!

Team annihilated!

Red side WIN!

The other side started to celebrate, but the next moment everyone were struck dumb.

Hang on, red side won????

A fucking error!

System fuckup!

However, the only one left standing on the battlefield was Wargod No 1. The Wild Beast Type 3…… exploded!

Wang Zheng closed his eyes, experiencing the feeling of that attack. When he opened his eyes again, they radiated light, a bit impassioned.

GOD!

The last kill replayed in slow motion.

The Wild Beast battlemech charged over. Wang Zheng’s hands that had been trembling from excitement were suddenly cool as ice, the Wargod mech leaned forward at a forty five degree angle, and was instantly pushed out four or five meters from the violent impact. But he unexpectedly withstood it, and the next scene was even more miraculous. Taking advantage of the remaining inertia, the giant Wild Beast Type 3 was actually thrown into the air, falling headfirst!

The Wild Beast’s head slammed into a giant boulder, buckled in on itself, then exploded.

A defenseless Wargod No 1

“Damn damn damn, did you see, this is an expert, you’re all pits, your whole families are all pits!”

The five on the other side quickly logged off, not wanting to stay even a second longer. A fully equipped Wild Beast was dealt with by some unarmed brittleskin, this was practically throwing your face in the Pacific Ocean.

The other three bronze level players didn’t show themselves any better, going offline without even saying goodbye.

Leaving Brothers Net Café, Yan Xiaosu still couldn’t hold back his excitement, he was even happier than over passing his rank promotion.

“Boss, your luck is filled to bursting, I say, reversing the wheel of fortune, a comeback from the bottom!” Yan Xiaosu wasn’t any rookie, if a brittleskin blocking a Wild Beast charge wasn’t luck, then what was!

Wang Zheng smiled slightly. Inwardly he completely wasn’t as calm as on the outside. In that split second Wang Zheng had felt alive, as if a door had swung open.

So this was battle!

Suddenly, Wang Zheng started to long for the day he returned to the Rubik’s Cube. If this was just the first stage, then what marvels lay ahead?

Originally Yan Xiaosu was planning on inviting Wang Zheng to a grand meal, but in the end he was called home by his old man’s irascible skylink call…… This guy had actually used his tuition to recruit players, no matter how open-minded old Yan was, he still exploded with anger.

Returning home, Wang Zheng took off his clothes, carefully sizing up the Rubik’s Cube imprint on his stomach. Because the instant the battle ended, the Rubik’s Cube had actually flashed with scalding heat. He remembered, Bonehead had once said that battle energy was battle comprehension. Technique was rigid, fusing it with the body required real combat, ultimately creating a combat system compatible with oneself. This was the Rubik’s Cube’s battle energy.

Each super solider was unique and unmatched.

Wang Zheng carefully observed the Rubik’s Cube tattoo. At the bottom inside the faint white outline was a small red dot, this was his battle energy mark!

No need to think about military battle, and he couldn’t go street fighting in the underworld, but CT was practically made for him.

There was no need for humane obliteration. Wang Zheng couldn’t help whistling a tune.

When we get to the mountain, there will be a way through!

Dawnbreak senior high.

In the last time before graduation, the only ones still busy were those who were nervously preparing for the Wargod College entrance exam. The majority were enjoying the their last high school life.

Wang Zheng was famous for the gene score results, but Yan Xiaosu on the other hand was busy calling out and greeting people the whole way.

“Boss, am I especially handsome today? How come so many girls are eyeing me?”

Yan Xiaosu didn’t have the slightest amount of awareness. Wang Zheng smiled wryly, it was basically this kid who caused trouble, and he wiped his ass.

Two girls straight ahead walked towards them, as if they had been waiting for them. It was the idols of Dawnbreak, Yue Jing and Ye Zisu. The two women were meticulously dressed, their spotless white skin naturally needed no makeup, but delicate ornaments and custom made uniforms set off their figures to its fullest. The surrounding men were already gaping.

“Student Wang, my birthday is this Sunday, would you have the time to attend?”

Yue Jing exposed a sweet smile, like a hundred flowers blooming. Yan Xiaosu to the side had already gone stupid, he’d never seen Yue Jing speak so tenderly.

“I don…….” Wang Zheng didn’t feel his path would ever intersect with someone like this, but Yan Xiaosu next to him couldn’t wait.

“We do, of course we do, to participate in miss Yue’s birthday party is our honor!”

Xiaosu immediately invited himself.

“Haha, you must be Yan Xiaosu, truly very adorable.” Ye Zisu said from the side.

Yan Xiaosu felt like he was about to ascend to immortality, straightening his chest, making himself as tall as possible, for the first time he felt he was very manly.

The surrounding students were all stupefied. What was this? The goddess’ birthday party wasn’t something just anyone qualified for.

Stellar War Storm – 1.05 – Brittleskin

On launch, it immediately became popular in the whole Milky Way, and there were moreover large numbers of girls joining. The galactic finals that took place every four years even had ratings in the top ten programs.

There was nothing to do, the young decided mainstream.

Each match, the winner would earn 1-10 points, and the loser would lose 1-5 points. With one thousand points you could fight a promotion battle to become a bronze contestant, and also earn the qualifications to fight ranked matches.

The professional terminology was, brother, you’re finally not a noob.

According to strength, it was split into the major ranks of bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and diamond.

Among these, the ten strongest players of each planet were known as Kings.

In fact, each star only had ten, so their influence was no less than idols.

As for Yan Xiaosu, even though he bragged in front of Wang Zheng all day, he was actually still an unranked unskilled rookie.

The one thousand points promotion battle was very important, since if you lost, you’d lose fifty points and had to gather them again. That’s why some people took every chance to invite experts to help, like Yan Xiaosu.

Xie Yuxin was Wang Zheng and Yan Xiaosu’s other best friend, but completely different from the two of them. Xie Yuxin had a gene score of ninety, and even though his name was effeminate, he was ultra-handsome and cold. A lot of people at Dawnbreak didn’t understand why someone like Xie Yuxin would be together with Wang Zheng and Yan Xiaosu, it was simply lowering his level.

Presently at Brothers Net Café.

Yan Xiaosu was busy apologizing, “All gurus, just wait a moment, my brother will be here immediately.”

“Tall Rich Handsome, hurry it up, we will charge for the time.”

“Understood, understood, thank you, thank you!”

Yan Xiaosu had no choice but to smile obsequiously, it hadn’t been easy for him to invite three bronze level players to help him out here.

Originally it was settled with Xie Yuxin, that fellow wasn’t just handsome, his strength was also robust. The only reason he didn’t promote was because he didn’t play enough.

“If that person doesn’t want to play it doesn’t matter, let him stay at home.”

“Understood, don’t worry guru, I will justify it.”

The three people in the video feed nodded. Three bronze rankers could easily suppress five newbies.

This difference in strength was like clouds and mud.

In CT, starting was easy, becoming god was difficult. It didn’t have the physical burdens, but in order to operate it properly, you still had to have half the qualities of an official pilot.

Wang Zheng arrived before long. He had some understanding of CT, you could still recognize a pig on the road without eating pork. Even more so when the people around him played, including Xie Yuxin.

“Boss, you’re really reliable in a crisis. Quick, quick, this station is yours, go inside and register some name. Listen to the captain’s orders later.”

These people were really expensive. Calculating the expenses, Yan Xiaosu didn’t dare hold it up any longer.

Wang Zheng entered the simulation cockpit. Let alone anything else, it really was a bit lifelike, no wonder so many people liked it. One headband, two each of hand and foot bands. A light screen flashed, with an inhumanly beautiful girl.

CT’s game guide, very adorable, very NICE, it was said that a lot of men were attracted to this girl at the start.

“Welcome to Wargod Covenant, please confirm your ID and choose the mech warrior you need.”

Five platforms with mech warriors appeared in front of Wang Zheng. Even aware they were fake, student Wang still felt a surge.

As for the name? Wang Zheng suddenly smiled, he’d call himself Skeleton!

Initial players were offered five kinds of mech armor:
Demon Wolf Type V (Assassin)
Wild Beast Type 3 (Tank)
Bata Type V (Warrior)
Hunter Type 3 (Sniper)
Wargod No 1 (Optional weapons)

Among these, the Demon Wolf and Wild Beast were beast type series. Demon Wolf was extremely agile, suitable to hills and complex terrain, leaning towards assassin. Wild Beast was specialized in storming fortifications, breaking forts. Bata and Hunter were humanoid mech armors, Bata comparatively balanced, and also a common training mech in the army, very classic, by now it was already on the fifth generation. The Hunter was a sniper type, expert and stealth and long range sniping.

Wargod No 1 was a humanoid mech specially for newbies…… Without notable features, mainly suitable to help familiarizing with and understanding basic operations. It was equipped with a choice of alloy war blade and laser rifle. The most common type, newbies could use it to fight bots.

“Have that newbie hurry up and choose, don’t waste time.” A voice came through, ID: Fanatic Soldier, his main was bronze level two, the highest among the three bronze players, and with the worst temper.

Yan Xiaosu hurriedly nodded, “Boss, just pick one, as long as you make up the numbers.”

Wang Zheng originally wanted to look them over first, but seeing Yan Xiaosu was in a hurry, he casually picked the Wargod No 1. The name was quite catchy.

Light flashed, presenting the five mech armors of their side. Small windows listed the details on the other four.

Yan Xiaosu’s ID was Tall Rich Handsome, no title, Wild Beast Type 3, thick skinned, ferocious, assault type mech armor. But movement was its weak spot. Not unexpected with student Yan’s fear of death.

Wang Zheng used Xie Yuxin’s account, ID Xie Yuxin. In keeping with this guy’s character, he directly used his real name.

The portraits of the other three flashed bronze, this was the symbol of their status.

ID: Fanatic Soldier, Demon Wolf Type V

ID: Love Beating Noobs, Bata Type V

ID: Beating To Death Without Speaking, Hunter Type 3

The three were all assistants Yan Xiaosu had paid to invite, the captain was without a doubt Fanatic Soldier.

He had played such promotion matches a few times before. Basically, as long as they were a bit dependable, it wasn’t much of an issue. The three of them were in charge of fighting, it was fine if the other two noobs cleared away those robots.

But…… the three were all stunned when they saw Wang Zheng’s choice.

“Fuck me, kid, how come this guy is using brittleskin, is his head broken!”

Fanatic Warrior blew his top.

The others’ expressions were all a bit speechless, “What rock did you crawl out from? Fuck, stay in the fort later, don’t go out, don’t feed!”

Fanatic warrior said: “Tall Rich Handsome, this increases the difficulty, twenty percent to the reward!”

Yan Xiaosu wiped his sweat, “No problem, thank you guru, I really am sorry, I’ve caused you trouble.”

Yan Xiaosu really was too hurried, he’d forgotten Wang Zheng had never touched this thing before. He promptly explained to Wang Zheng.

Wargod No 1 had an impressive name, but wasn’t much use in a fight. That wasn’t to say the mech armor was no good, it still functioned, balanced offense and defense, but the biggest problem was that it didn’t have an energy shield. Mech armor without energy shield was equal to being naked against someone fully armed, completely undoable, even a mindless cannon fodder bot could finish it.

The mode was team 5v5. Each side had a fort which would produce robots to attack the other side at fixed intervals. The ultimate goal was to dismantle the enemy fort.

Free matchmaking. You could invite friends to help, but you didn’t know who the opponent was. It was all down to luck.

The five counterparts appeared. Wang Zheng completely didn’t care about the disdainful gazes. He couldn’t describe his current mood. He hadn’t expected such an intensely lifelike feeling, it was no wonder so many people were attracted.

Battle countdown.

Ten……Nine……Three……Two……One.

Light flashed, everyone entered the battlefield. The tactile sensation was no different from reality. The other four completely entered battle readiness, but Wang Zheng was like a newborn baby.

He had dreamt about piloting mech armor, but he hadn’t expected it to happen this way. Wang Zheng tentatively took a step forward.

Crash……

A completely real feeling of mech armor stepping on the ground. Wang Zheng gazed up at the sky, he really wanted to howl.

It was really fucking fun, no wonder Yan Xiaosu would be so obsessed!

The other four were already rushing toward the outside. The three bronze level players ahead, Yan Xiaosu in the middle, bringing up the rear. Yan Xiaosu really was too excited.

At this time they remembered the forgotten Wang Zheng.

On the screen, Wang Zheng exercised the Wargod No 1’s arms, turned his head, twisting lamely, slowly stepping forward, then back again.

Fanatic Soldier and the others also noticed Wang Zheng’s behaviour, “Tall Rich Handsome, from what kindergarten did you get that top quality child.”

Yan Xiaosu choked back a reply. He wanted to curse, but couldn’t. Gurus couldn’t be offended, let alone when the other was part of the Hunter Legion.

“Haha, guru, it’s my brother’s first time playing, beg your pardon.”

The three faced the calamities of others in return for money, and also couldn’t be too excessive. Actually, in his heart he was also a bit choked. He had planned to share some of their burden, but now it was completely hopeless.

The opponents were also pushing forward. Matched with Yan Xiaosu, the opponent’s wouldn’t be too lacking either, but facing three sock puppets, they would still have to surrender.

Wang Zheng suddenly accelerated, and the mech armor immediately swayed and almost fell. But in the cockpit, Wang Zheng revealed a brilliant smile, like a child with his favorite toy.

Even though it wasn’t real mech armor, Wang Zheng was still enchanted.

On the other side, the cannon fodder bots produced by the forts had already fought some, artillery fire exploded, flames shooting all around.

Left behind, Wang Zheng was like a baby learning how to walk.

Wang Zheng didn’t follow. Since his mission was to stay here, then he’d stay here. When he had time later he’d really play a bit. Ever since being bullied by Bonehead, Wang Zheng had moved on. Life had to be enjoyed!

Fighting over the centerline, the war was already underway in the middle battlefield. Over the radio came Fanatic Soldier’s curses.

“Fuck, there’s sock puppets on the other side too, everyone be careful!”

Fanatic Soldier and the others were still very professional. After all, this related to their reputation. Business relied on public image.

Yan Xiaosu’s intestines trashed. They’d unexpectedly encountered someone else doing promotion. It had turned into a fierce battle, but he didn’t believe the other party could spend as much money as him.

Indeed, the other side had only invited two, but their level was higher than Yan Xiaosu, and they had the numerical advantage.

There was a burst of chaotic fighting in the central battlefield. Yan Xiaosu’s laser rifle vented ruthlessly, when suddenly alarms blared.

“Tall Rich Handsome, retreat, you’re exposed.” Fanatic Soldier yelled, but it was too late.

Stellar War Storm – 1.04 – Wargod Covenant

Wang Zheng felt numb all over. Due to his mood being influenced, he very soon understood what “ten thousand arrows piercing the heart” meant.

The anguished wails continued uninterrupted…….

Wang Zheng finally understood. What genius? It was all a fraud. How had he been so stupid, completely taken in by honeyed words.

He wanted to leave, but Bonehead said he couldn’t until he completed the training.

Wang Zheng wanted to stop training, but Bonehead said there were one hundred and eight methods to rouse the spirits of lazy soldiers. Wang Zheng had no interest in trying even one.

Wang Zheng spent half a month getting familiar with these plum blossom stakes. He astonished himself. He could only say that his potential really was vast.

He really wanted to know how this toy was related to super soldiers; could it be people in the Randt Empire could become super soldiers by being able to bounce?

Never mind other things, at least he wouldn’t have to worry about dancing in the future.

Peoples potential was unlimited. Very soon Wang Zheng understood that what was called acrophobia, trypophobia, aichmophobia, could all be overcome. In half a month, student Wang began to provoke Bonehead again. This was his only pleasure.

“What fresh tricks are there today? Whether it’s slugs, bedbugs or their old mother, I’m not afraid!”

Wang Zheng leapt around on the plum blossom stakes, not forgetting to raise a middle finger at Bonehead.

However, what waited for Wang Zheng wasn’t any unlimitedly nauseating thing, but rather a flawlessly beautiful naked woman, spotless and tender skin that could be broken by the snap of a finger, those watery tender big eyes…….

Aaaaah~~~~~~

Wang Zheng once again issued an anguished wail, I’m a minor!

To the side, Bonehead seemed to smile very happily. Of course, the electric shocks from both his hands still flashed very crisply. Failure meant punishment!

In another half month, student Wang also understood. Form is emptiness, emptiness is form, the fair sex is also skeleton.

When he thought the plum blossom stake training was finally over, the permutations changed again. What he trained before was all Big Dipper Stakes, afterwards came the Three Star Stakes, Innumerable Stars Stakes, Plough Stakes, Bagua Stakes. Seemingly very simple, the result was that it took more than five months to finish the stake training.

Disturbance tactics emerged in innumerable succession. Bonehead changed into viper pits, knife edge formations, corpse piles, maggot nests, and even some types that were unheard of. As long as it could influence, could nauseate Wang Zheng, they came.

Wang Zheng’s only pleasure was to hide in the corner after training to draw circles, in each circle was a Bonehead.

Ultimately, this hellish year passed. Wang Zheng’s Unity Arts practice was also exceptionally good, already quite familiar with it. Within his body flowed a warm gas, the size of a pinky finger. It would occasionally appear before when he practiced the eight stage breathing, but very faint, and now it was completely different.

“Congratulations, next is the third stage training. This is also the last part of the first phase of your program.” The robot said.

For the first time in a full year, Wang Zheng felt that Bonehead was so cute and handsome, hugging Bonehead, “Darling, you really are good, I will finally be liberated, God tells us that nightmares will come to an end, hallelujah!”

The robot was unmoved, “A simple technique —— Leaning Landslide. I will demonstrate it for you once.”

An obelisk appeared in the space. Bonehead dropped his shoulder, and that thin like lightning body suddenly knocked against it.

Boom……

Wang Zheng promptly applauded, “Good tackle, continue!”

In his heart he thought, best that Bonehead breaks, as good as pork cutlet and potato soup.

“This is Leaning Landslide, next is training.”

“That’s all?” Wang Zheng was already used to talking to himself, since Bonehead basically didn’t answer most of his questions.

There was no ‘most boring’, only ‘more boring’. Wang Zheng suddenly remembered the plum blossom stakes very fondly, because at least those changed. Every day was nothing but tackle and tackle, he really suspected he had a concussion.

Each time he had to use his full strength, because only by using his full strength would the pillar brighten. Otherwise, what waited for Wang Zheng……

One day was split into three parts. The first was cultivating Unity Arts, the second was to tackle until he knocked his life out, the third was to squint and stare. Wang Zheng’s had to watch tree leaves. He’d been told there was a design on top, and he would pass when he could see them clearly.

Gradually, Wang Zheng’s days of meditating, tackling walls, and staring, passed. He felt his eyes grow bigger and bigger, developing double eyelids. Finally Wang Zheng really saw clearly, the design on that leaf was a Bonehead, gah!

Another year passed. Wang Zheng was already used to the start of the new day, but the hall had unexpectedly returned to that harsh grid of the first day when he just arrived.

“Congratulations, you have completed the first stage of training. You can now leave.”

“Leave?”

Wang Zheng stared blankly. Honestly, he had almost grown used to these two years, it had to be admitted that his adaptive capability was peerless. Moreover……. Maybe because he’d gotten used to being oppressed, but he also had some affection for Bonehead. Even if it was a bit cruel, this fellow really was very conscientious.

Only, with the chance to leave, Wang Zheng absolutely wouldn’t hesitate.

After a burst of wild laughter, Wang Zheng gave Bonehead a hug.

“Ah, Bonehead, even if you’re really ugly, you’re quite soft. I will miss you.”

“Once you’ve amassed enough battle energy, you can start your second stage training.” Bonehead spoke quietly.

Wang Zheng laughed wildly in his heart. Your sister, damned if I come back, you can dream beautifully of the four seasons, miehahahaha!

“Training prompt, according to the confidential super soldier training program, if you are unable to amass sufficient battle energy within two years, the humane extermination program will be initiated.”

Bonehead said deadpan.

“Wha, extermination, extermiwhat, fuck, you’re humane!?”

Wang Zheng couldn’t help wailing.

“I look forward to your next arrival.” For the first time, Bonehead exposed a rigid smile.

Wang Zheng then felt the space fade, giving him a kind of abandoned feeling.

GOD, Bonehead, you still haven’t told me what battle energy is!!!

“Bonehead, don’t play around like this!” Wang Zheng roared, abruptly sitting up.

Wang Zheng opened his eyes. He was still in his house, the whole room smelling like a thousand fermented farts. At the first whiff, Wang Zheng hastily opened the window, almost fumigated to death. Fuck, what was that!

Ah, sunshine. Ah, Earth. Ah, gods, he really was back!

Slowing down a moment, he looked at the clock on the wall…… How was this possible!!!

He remembered staying in the super soldier training system for two years, but just two days had passed here. It was now Sunday night. Opening his skylink, it really was right. There were only a few dozen missed calls from Xiaosu.

The Rubik’s Cube was missing. If it wasn’t for that empty box, Wang Zheng would have suspected everything was a dream. A very, very long dream.

He suddenly jumped, boom…….

Wang Zheng suddenly crouched, holding his head and brimming with tears, damn, almost killed him!

But there wasn’t time to think about that. Wang Zheng charged towards old merchant’s bookshop with a sudden big stride. But the house was empty, a letter on the table.

“Kid, don’t ask, I don’t know either. Keep a low profile, don’t get caught and dissected. I wish you good luck. Also, I took your stashed money, consider it tuition for these years!”

Stashed money?

Goddamn, death by a thousand cuts! That was Wang Zheng’s coffin foundation! This meant that the still five months and ten days away from majority student Wang only had three hundred silver dragons left to his name!

How many days could he eat with this?

Wang Zheng used ten minutes to get his thoughts in order. He was still alive, the Rubik’s Cube had turned into a tattoo on his stomach, he really was different, this wasn’t a dream, and old merchant clearly wasn’t an ordinary old geezer!

He was an old villain!

He actually had the heart to work over a poor student, Heaven has no justice!!!

Several hundred meters away from the little shop, in a window facing the currently miserably wailing Wang Zheng, old merchant had already changed his appearance, his face rueful, excited, and happy: “Little fellow, I knew you could do it. I really hope I can live a few more years.”

Wang Zheng brought all the remaining food in the bookstore, not letting off even what had expired. Grandma’s legs, now he was completely and thoroughly destitute. He had to save what he could. Fortunately he was used to it from dealing with his father as a child, after all, in this era it wasn’t that easy to con people with some thousand year inheritance. He really didn’t know how that beautiful mother of his had ever liked him at all.

As for battle energy?

Damn, who would still fear death after two years of such hellish training!

Ah, youth! Ah, sunshine! I, Wang Zheng, have returned!

“Boss, boss, I thought you were missing!”

Yan Xiaosu was desperately urgent. The reason why he called Wang Zheng ‘boss’, was in order to copy school assignments, and with repetition it became habit. Wang Zheng was absolutely a genius in writing school assignments, and this was something student Yan Xiaosu admired endlessly, but each time Wang Zheng took an exam he just barely passed.

“What missing, I just woke up.” Hearing Yan Xiaosu’s voice again, in Wang Zheng’s heart, was comparable to the goddess of beauty.

“Cough cough, boss, I have something to ask your help for. Five lacks one, I know you’re not interested, but today is my first rank promotion match, I’ve waited for three months! Originally we were all set, but that damn Xie Yuxin dropped out, do you have the heart to lend me a hand?”

Yan Xiaosu said tearfully.

On the other end, Wang Zheng was unexpectedly straightforward, “No problem!”

“Boss, I will love you all my life!”

“Get lost. Give me five, no, ten minutes!”

Wang Zheng had to wash, he felt that he really stank. He wasn’t interested before, but he was interested now. Grandma’s legs, being alive was good!

Brothers Net Café.

This was the most popular net café near the school, the name was also good. Without brothers there was no hot blood, and without brothers it would also be very difficult for you to manage in Wargod Covenant.

Even with four experts, as long as you had one noob, the team would be buried.

One against five?

Fantasy!

Wargod Covenant, CT for short, was a galaxy wide mech warrior game. Mechanized warriors had already become the most widely used tools and weapons of mankind, the perfect combination of biotechnology and mechanical engineering.

Through tactile feedback, the motions of the pilot in the cockpit would translate to movement of the mech armor. Of course, the burden on the pilot’s body wouldn’t be small, but CT didn’t have any requirements in this respect. Starting out was extremely easy, but in order to become an expert, you needed extremely powerful battle awareness, skill, and experience.

(Author’s note: You can understand it as similar to the operating system in Pacific Rim, but single use mechs. A bit more advanced.)

 

(TL Note: How does “Wargod Covenant” abbreviate to CT? Actually, CT is the name of the major tech conglomerate that owns the game studio. This is explained in a few hundred chapters.

 

TL Note 2: The author occasionally uses English in the text. I’ll represent this through all caps.)

Stellar War Storm – 1.03 – Wah, Such A Big Skeleton!

Wang Zheng had no retort. He really hadn’t ever seen a more learned book store owner than old merchant, even if this level wasn’t enough to shake a university professor, it was still enough to sway others.

“Kid, life is luck. Even if you wanted something as improbable as passing through to another dimension, it still depends on luck. Luck is one hundred percent. The breathing method you inherited is actually one of humanity’s treasures. Twenty eight. Haha, that which is rubbish in this world, might be genius in another!”

“Old merchant, can’t you be a bit tactful? You really don’t know how to comfort people.”

This old guy typically took his pleasure in others’ suffering.

“Haha, unseen, doesn’t mean non-existent!”

Old merchant now giggled and said.

“……Old merchant, do you have a fever?” Wang Zheng felt that old merchant was a bit strange today. Only, strangeness didn’t stop him. For the past few days, Wang Zheng had always had bad luck.

“Fuck, drank too much and got a bit dizzy. I’ll close up shop and rest. You can get lost!”

Old merchant waved his hand.

Wang Zheng grinned, grabbing the present and disappearing like a wisp of smoke. Gazing at Wang Zheng’s back, old merchant revealed a smile.

“Twenty eight points. The people of this world, how could they understand talent? One day, you will shake the world!”

Wang Zheng returned home, as usual first doing eight sets of breathing exercises, otherwise he really wouldn’t be able to calm down. Let alone shocked, he wasn’t even depressed, Wang Cheng always felt it was miraculous.

Would he really have to go study? Thinking about sitting in an office, writing and drawing all day, Wang Cheng felt dizzy. He really wasn’t interested, even if he felt that scientists were the highest community of mankind.

His gaze fell on the table, on the present old merchant had given him.

Wang Zheng leapt to his feet and picked it up. This thing wasn’t very heavy.

Tearing away the newspaper, the box that was revealed was a bit unexpected. The silvery case was unexpectedly metal, seemingly quite high grade, not quite compatible with what he knew about old merchant. Wang Zheng couldn’t help looking forward to it.

Opening the box, inside was a dark metal lump…… It seemed a bit similar to the rubik’s cube he’d played with in his childhood, but what was this thing?

Turning it over, there wasn’t even a manual in the box. Wang Zheng watched the iron lump, knocked on it, rubbed it…… Solid.

Bite it…… Still solid, his teeth almost fell out.

What use was this toy? Hidden weapon?

If you hit someone in the head with this, they would be left half dead.

There wouldn’t be gold inside? The little money grubber immediately raised his sleeve and rubbed it fiercely, just in case there was a golden glimmer under the dark surface.

Wang Zheng laughed at himself. This was the first coming of age present he had received, and even if it was a lump of scrap iron, he was still thankful to old merchant.

A sudden stab of pain. This iron lump seemed very smooth, but it suddenly broke his skin, and what’s more, it sucked his blood like a leech!

He abruptly threw it away, but he couldn’t, there was a sudden burst of golden light, and Wang Zheng felt as if he had been hit by a maglev train.

Fuck…… What was this, even a tragedy needed some justification in its plot!

This was student Wang’s last thought.

Drip drip drip drip drip drip……

It sounded like water dripping. Wang Zheng slowly opened his eyes. His surroundings were dark. What was this damn place? His forehead ached…… His spare parts were still intact.

Silently touching, there seemed to be some kind of floor below. Ice cold. Nothing was visible in the pitch black darkness.

“Can someone turn on the lights?”

Wang Zheng asked cautiously. He had never experienced something this strange in all his life.

Bang~~~

In flash there was white light, almost blinding Wang Zheng.

With great difficulty recovering his vision, when Wang Zheng saw the thing in front of him he was so scared his soul almost separated and flew off.

In front of him, almost touching the tip of his nose was a red…… thing!

Skeletooooooon~~~~~~~~~

Ske-skele-skeletoooooooooooooon~~~~~~~~~

Thundering echoes resounded in the space, almost knocking Wang Zheng unconscious.

After shouting a moment, he discovered nobody joined him, and some guy felt a bit embarrassed.

All around him was a spotless white square patterned sealed room, in front of him stood something like a robot. But he didn’t know who designed it, it actually locked like a set of bones, fatal aesthetics!

“What damn place is this? If someone’s alive, make a noise!”

Wang Zheng shouted. What he had met with today surpassed anything in his previous fifteen years. This last piece was even more excessive. How did he come to such a strange room?

“Initiating genetic scan!” The skeleton model robot suddenly stretched out a hand, a beam of red light enveloping Wang Zheng.

Fortunately…… It didn’t hurt. It tickled a bit.

Before long, a string of information appeared in front of Wang Zheng.

Wang Zheng, male, primitive genes completely preserved, fifteen years ten months, genetic survey score——18!

This number was most eye catching.

Wang Zheng wanted to curse, fuck, bullying people like this. Twenty eight was already embarrassing enough, how come he dropped another ten in a few days? If this went on he wouldn’t be any different from a pig.

This was definitely a nightmare!

The skeleton robot suddenly made a salute, “Congratulations Wang Zheng on passing the test, the grade is genius, possessing the potential of a war god, one hundred percent implementation rate, do you wish to initiate the super soldier program?”

Wang Zheng blushed,
“Cough cough, don’t mock me. No matter how lacking my talent is, it was given me by my parents, I’m very grateful to them!”

“The basic test has no inaccuracies, do you wish to initiate the super soldier program?”

The robot spoke somewhat conscientiously.

Communication unhindered, Wang Zheng very soon came to understand. This was the super soldier training system from some Randt Empire, specially picking outstanding talents to cultivate. The Rubik’s Cube was a special training space, the passage of time stood almost still inside. This was also a major killing tool for the Randt Empire’s conquest of the universe…… But the Galactic Coalition didn’t have any bullshit Randt Empire, and even less any time stop technology, it was all science fiction.

“Hey, whoever is pranking me, let me out or I’ll get violent. If you don’t believe it you’ll lose your family fortune!”

Wang Zheng decided a bit seriously. Three seconds later, student Wang believed.

The skeleton robot launched a round of especially fluent electric shock attacks. Force of arms really was quite persuasive sometimes.

Watching the skeleton robot’s oppressive gaze, and that hand cannon flickering with electricity, Wang Zheng didn’t hesitate to choose the super soldier program. Only an outstanding talent can recognize the current trends, that was a family precept.

“Initiating super soldier training program first stage, matching gongfa!”

Two balls of silver light appeared in the air, constantly sweeping around Wang Zheng. This time it was a bit painful, and Wang Zheng curiously opened his eyes wide, everything before him was like a dream, just what kind of tricks was old merchant playing?

“Unity Arts”

Three ancient characters appeared in the air, these days they were already very rarely seen.

“Congratulations, you’ve been matched with Unity Arts, ten thousand methods united, a gongfa only three people in Randt Empire have ever been matched with. The first cultivation task is gathering elements to feel the first heavenly tier—— thirty two stage cultivation method!”

Thirty two points of light appeared on the skeletal robot, and Wang Zheng finally understood why it had this shape; nothing was more clear than this.

In another parallel universe, humanity’s development had followed another route. Science and technology existed, but even more important was to tap into intrinsic power. Like the genetic test, the directions were different, and so the results were also different.

Simply put, in one the body was subsidiary, relying mainly on science and technology. In one the body was the focus, technology assisting. But Wang Zheng felt that the other side was a bit more frightening.

The skeletal robot’s explanation was very detailed, as if it felt this method was very difficult to comprehend. But Wang Zheng thought it was very clear, this thing was a bit similar to the eight stage breathing technique handed down in his family, just a bit more complex. When Wang Zheng was three years old, his old man had used lollipops to lure him into start practicing the breathing technique, who could have thought it would end up being useful here?

“Should the meridian link-up technique be initiated?” The skeletal robot asked.

Hearing words as cruel as ‘link-up’ being used, Wang Zheng had a somewhat unreassured feeling, “Cough cough, is there another choice?”

“None!” A mass of silver needles appeared in the robot’s hands, glittering.

Damn it, those toys were more than thirty centimeters, what was he doing!

“Goddamn, if I can’t choose then don’t ask!” Even mud statues had some temper, Wang Zheng flipped out.

Preaching to deaf ears. Thirty two silver needles instantly pierced Wang Zheng’s body. At that moment student Wang trembled all over…… But it actually felt alright.

Three seconds later, the space once again echoed with Wang Zheng’s howls. Behind each silver needle trailed a silver string, through which intense electric currents poured into Wang Zheng.

“Connect your acupuncture points according to the direction of the electric currents, guide with your mind!”

Wang Zheng was already half dead, but somehow not unconscious. But exercising cultivation techniques or whatever was still lunatic ravings, his body already completely refused to listen. But at this moment, the eight stage breathing technique he had practiced since childhood automatically started working, bizarrely guiding the electric current. From eight stages it extended to sixteen stages, then again from sixteen to thirty two. With acupuncture point attacked, Wang Zheng’s pain decreased somewhat. An unknown amount of time later, Wang Zheng’s consciousness gradually returned, and he began to focus his mind on attacking the acupuncture points.

As the thirty two acupuncture points were finally connected into a complete cycle, the electric currents disappeared, and shortly after so did the intuitive feeling.

As Wang Zheng once again opened his eyes, that skeletal robot was still in front of him.

“Congratulations private Wang Zheng, you’ve created a new awakening record, completing the initial cycle in ten days!”

The robot praised meticulously, even making a standard military salute.

Hearing such praise, Wang Zheng didn’t dare lower his guard in the slightest. This skeletal robot talked politely, but it acted too savagely.

“I can leave, right!”

“At this stage, you must consolidate the cultivation technique, completing the first heavenly tier, and at the same time undergoing some relevant basic soldier training.”

The robot said said. Perhaps wanting to seem a bit more gentle, it actually exposed a human-like smile, but…… so scary!

Clearly the robot didn’t subscribe to hypotheses about humans needing to rest, and training began immediately afterwards.

Horse stance!

Fuck, anyone who crouched for a full day would also have an urge to just drop dead. He had trained before, push ups, long distance running, short distance sprints, but that was all in the range of normal humans. The robot seemed rather respectful towards him in other matters, but once training began, it was only one thing—— the devil!

The first day, Wang Zheng couldn’t help asking, “Can I become a super soldier by always half squatting like this?”

“Apologies, your question exceeds the range of answers.”

Student Wang gave up. Actually, he could feel some improvements to his balance, but that far?

If it started, he couldn’t stop. A single non-standard movement by Wang Zheng would be met with electric shocks.

Even worse than training horse stance for a full day, was crouching for six months!

Wang Zheng wondered whether his legs had deformed. Most crucial was that it was boring. Insanely boring. After going insane he discovered that the only way to spend his time was to cultivate Unity Arts. Wang Zheng felt that his optimism had reached a its limits.

After six months, the robot finally gave him another task.

In the space appeared a set of columns. Wang Zheng’s mission was to walk across them.

Where was that fun, as soon as he stepped up, the that pillar he stood on disappeared. What do do if it disappeared?

Nothing strange, it was to fall six meters and hit the ground.

Like hovering at the brink of death. Wang Zheng felt he was dreaming, but it hurt like he’d lose his life. But Bonehead’s red light could cure him.

Humanity’s potential will always be aroused in moments of hardship. In order not to drop into lunacy, Wang Zheng jumped back and forth like a kangaroo every day, gradually growing proficient in the thirty two stage Unity Arts.

One month later, Wang Zheng extraordinarily cockily and confidently jumped around on the pillars. He’d been told this was called Plum Blossom Stakes, but it was actually a numerical and graphical permutation, and once marked in Wang Zheng’s brain, everything became simpler.

“Bonehead, this toy isn’t challenging, I’m already unequalled.”

“Yes!” The robot was always simple and direct.

After the pillars were more pillars, but the diameter changed from twenty centimeters to ten centimeters.

The six meters were still six meters, but the ground changed into thickly dotted nails.

Fuck, I have trypophobia!

Stellar War Storm – 1.02 – It Really Was A Slip

Wang Zheng finally arrived in front of Yue Jing, “May I ask if you’re student Yue Jing?”

Yue Jing’s gaze swept across Wang Zheng, dismissing him completely in zero point three seconds. He was dressed entirely in cheap goods, and was moreover unfamiliar. Being obscure and unknown at the school was equal to being rubbish.

Chin rising slightly, she said indifferently, “I am.”

“Hello, this is for you, I……” Wang Zheng took out Yan Xiaosu’s love letter, but was impatiently interrupted by Yue Jing before he could finish half of what he had to say.

“I’m not interested in you, you can keep that trash.”

Yue Jing walked past with head held high, fairly practiced and relaxed, directly placing the other side in a glacier ice cave. Next to her Ye Zisu smiled, glancing at Wang Zheng, shaking her head.

“Zisu, I’m up to twenty nine this month, five more than you!”

Yue Jing declared proudly. She acted differently towards different confessors, if it was useful there was no harm in consoling the counterpart. But this one was a toad, and completely cutting off any intentions was best.

Ye Zisu was still beaming, “If you believe a fellow with a gene score of twenty eight still counts, then that doesn’t matter to me.”

Yue Jing stared blankly, “You’re saying he’s the Wang Zheng that set the school record?”

Next to her Ye Zisu couldn’t hold back her laughter, but Yue Jing’s face was ashen. With her outstanding reputation, to be liked by a person like that was simply humiliating.

The two girls didn’t avoid letting Wang Zheng hear, and each line fell into his ears.

Wang Zheng chased up to the two, and Yue Jing turned even more impatient on seeing him, “What else is it!”

“Student Ye, you’re mistaken, this love letter is my friend Yan Xiaosu’s, he likes you.” Being fellow students, what the other side said was unpleasant, but Wang Zheng didn’t get angry.

“Yan Xiaosu?” To the side Ye Zisu held her sides from laughter, “Little Jing, you’re brilliant, this Yan Xiaosu’s family is a nouveau riche producer of sanitary napkins, Little Lucky Star sanitary napkins.”

Yue Jing’s expression grew angry, directly grabbing Yan Xiaosu’s love letter, tearing it up and throwing it in Wang Zheng’s face, “Get lost!”

Shouting angrily, she turned around and left. Ye Zisu just found it too hilarious. Even though the two were friends, they were also rivals, and she had never seen Yue Jing so humiliated.

The laughing Ye Zisu suddenly discovered that Wang Zheng next to her was only watching quietly, without anger, and without dejection.

“Ah, you’re actually not angry?” Ye Zisu was a bit curious.

Wang Zheng smiled slightly, “If a dog bites a person, he wouldn’t bite the dog. My friend is lucky to discover how shallow she is.”

Student Wang left at ease. This outcome was excellent, a woman like that really didn’t suit Yan Xiaosu, it’d shorten his life.

Ye Zisu looked distracted a moment, a bit surprised gazing at Wang Zheng’s back. This fellow knew how to act cool.

This event was just a brief interlude to Wang Zheng. He had thought about it since yesterday, and always felt that he couldn’t give up. Perhaps he’d try to directly join the army next, even the logistics corps was an option. It was said that soldiers who did well would also be sent to study at military school, and that way it was also possible to directly be promoted to mechanized soldier.

He truly felt that he could be a good soldier.

With his parents never around from childhood, Wang Zhen was very independent. In close to sixteen years he had never had any doubts, but this test really was a blow.

Wang Zheng, you believe in yourself, like you believe in the test?

Not much later, Wang Zheng stood on a large rock next to the lake, looking at the gleaming lake surface, his mood relaxed a lot. Twenty eight was twenty eight, so what, in human history there were a lot of untalented successful people. Albert Einstein was an idiot as a child, Alan Tuck also almost failed his university entrance exam!

“I, Wang Zheng, will definitely become a glorious mechanized soldier, Wargod College, prepare to meet the glorious arrival of your master, charge!”

Roar~~~~~ Youth needed passion!

What fucking gene score!

With a resonant howl, student Wang passionately leapt with his full strength, as if the Wargod Academy gate was before him, charging ahead.

  …………

In midair, student Wang suddenly remembered something critical. Damn, he couldn’t swim.

Splash……

A string of shouts came from nearby, “Someone jumped into the lake, quickly save him!”

After gaming for a night and morning, Yan Xiaosu finally left seclusion. His luck really was tremendous, “childrens’” holidays were always so pleasurable, ten fights and eight wins, quite comfortable.

He was a super VIP here, so after freshening up, lunch was already delivered. Bringing up his skylink, he habitually went through the campus news. Graduation was approaching, so the atmosphere around campus was a bit serious, the gene test score had struck a lot of people.

A red headline flashed, only smoking hot news would have such a color. Yesterday Ye Zisu’s gene score had reached ninety two, fiercely striking a blow to the hardcore admirers. The perfect combination of appearance, intelligence and wealth, she was a goddess.

Some hot blooded man had failed his public confession to Yue Jing —— and jumped into the lake!!

Below were more than a thousand comments. Perhaps it was because everyone had been under too much pressure recently, but this news was like rain in drought, immediately arousing everyone’s fervor.

Student Xiaosu was cheerful. Tch, to dare compete with him, that guy would have a tragic outcome!

Good things of course had to be shared with brothers!

Immediately dialing up Wang Zheng’s skylink, when the other side connected, student Xiaosu was like a suddenly exploding little puff mushroom: “Boss, have you seen the news, some new idiot failed his confession to my goddess and jumped into the lake, say if there’s anyone in the world more idiotic than him, this fellow will go down in the history of our Daybreak middle school, wahaha!”

He felt that the other end was a bit quiet, “Hey, boss, you listening?”

On the other end, Wang Zheng was laying on an infirmary bed, holding the terminal, saying word by word: “Student Yan Xiaosu, I’m that idiot you said was about to go down in Daybreak middle school history!”

Spit……

Yan Xiaosu spit his soup at the waitress across from him, “Don’t tell me……”

“That woman doesn’t suit you.” Wang Zheng sighed, then recounted what had happened.

“Boss, originally I was just trying it casually, too touching, you actually jumped into the lake for your ideals!”

Yan Xiaosu was beside himself with agitation. That really was a true brother, when he couldn’t succeed he would actually die in apology.

“Fuck off, I slipped!”

Wang Zheng roared, but Yan Xiaosu on the other end was already rolling around with laughter.

He really was someone who’d get something stuck in his teeth when drinking cold water. At this moment the doctor walked over, “Okay, you go home and rest. Kids, can’t even take a tiny blow, what can you do in the future!”

Wang Zheng blushed, truly embarrassed, carrying the blame.

He could only smile wryly and nod. Fortunately tomorrow was the weekend, at least there’d be two days for this to calm down…… What bastard played with the school paper.

Wang Zheng had thoroughly made his mark. Gene score twenty eight, jumping into the lake. Having been unknown for three years, on the eve of graduation he became a celebrity.

From the school it was just twenty something minutes by public maglev, but…… it was really quite distant, he’d long since left the urban area.

He didn’t go home, there wasn’t anyone there anyway, instead Wang Zheng headed straight for the bookstore across the road.

Running the bookstore was an old man who everyone called old merchant. He had been coming here for more than ten years, and by now reading at the bookstore had become a kind of hobby. But problem was that old merchant’s bookstore only had some rather profound things, especially scientific materials, leading to the place being deserted. Wang Zheng had come here to chat with the lonely old man, and the two had soon become friends.

Old merchant had two pleasures, drinking and lecturing.

His only student was Wang Zheng.

“Stinking brat, sooner or later you’ll eat me out of my house.” An old man was just leisurely reading books, “Did you finish the sub-square number theory I gave you?”

“Finished long ago, wasn’t anything new. Really, I’ve told you, why don’t you get a skylink, it’s way more convenient.” Having lost a day, Wang Zheng really was hungry.

By finishing old merchant’s assignments, Wang Zheng could eat and live here for free, such a marvellous arrangement had already been going on for more than eight years. At the beginning it had been numbers theory, until now when the things Wang Zheng learned were on a completely different level than what he learned in school.

Old merchant didn’t say anything either, silently waiting for Wang Zheng to finish eating, then pointed to the chair across from him, “Come, chat, do you believe Ya Fang’s belief that the spatial laws cannot be touched is correct or not?”

Wang Zheng wiped his mouth, “Compared to Ya Feng, I’m more partial to old man Tuck’s parallel theories. There really is some kind of cosmic energy walling off parallel spaces, but according to the laws of momentum and motion, in time there should be some chances for natural connections to occur, but of course the chance of one triggering is close to zero.”

Old merchant nodded with satisfaction, “Kid, you have the makings of a natural scientist. What mechanized warriors, that kind of all brawn and no brains work is a complete waste.”

“Ah, how come you know my gene score is only twenty eight?” Wang Zheng blurted out.

Old merchant stared blankly, also dumbfounded, “Twenty eight…… You…… Are you even human!”

Wang Feng really wanted to slap his face, what was this stinking mouth talking so fast for.

Helplessly shrugging, “Life is given by one’s parents, there’s no way to change it, I’m not interested in being a scientist, life is motion, old people can’t understand!”

Old merchant was still mirthless, “I hope that no matter what you encounter, you can keep your optimistic spirit. If you want to become a great person, you must laugh at life.”

“Old merchant, don’t say you’ve met great people. Once I have the graduation certificate, I’ll go enlist in the army. I might not be able to come see you afterwards.” Wang Zheng said.

Old merchant smiled slightly, “Kid, you’re your own treasure, but reaching this stage at your age is pretty good. Remember that mathematics is the basis for all living things, you can use it even when you become a mech warrior in the future. Physics is observing the conditions of the universe, grasp this and all else will follow. Be a soldier with brains!”

Old merchant was zealous about science, but nobody really knew why he’d open a small bookstore here, each time he spoke it was with this difficult to describe arrogance.

“Kid, you’ve already grown up, this is my gift for you.”

Old merchant took out a very simple package and placed it on the table.

“Wow, no way, the legendary miser actually gave a present? Is the sun rising from the west? You wouldn’t be conning me!”

Wang Zheng promptly looked out the window.

“You brat, how can I be the same as your old man, my learning is profound, he was a major con artist!”

Old merchant laughed, back when old merchant just arrived, he became friends with Wang Zheng’s family, and later when his parents left they entrusted Wang Zheng to old merchant.