Chapter 298: Destiny’s Chess Board
“Elder sister, can you hear me?”
Hearing the familiar voice, Ran Chen Xin revealed a smile and raised the communication device, “I can hear you. Xue’er, where are you right now?”
“That’s great…..Elder sister, I’m in Beginner Village 99999. Such a beautiful number…..It is really beautiful here, even more so than I imagined. No wonder elder sister loves this place so much.”
After entering the Destiny World, Chen Xue excitedly looked around herself and breathed the fresh air of this world, feeling very relaxed. The mysterious game that she yearned for, it was even more realistic and beautiful than she imagined.
The gaming equipment Su Fei Fei ordered for her had finally arrived, which was a similar beautiful tiny bracelet. Chen Xue put it on her hand and couldn’t wait before jumping into the game world.
“You need to reach level ten before leaving the Beginner Village…..Xue’er, work hard.”
“Un! Where’s elder brother? How do I contact him?” Chen Xue asked.
“His communication device is limited to a few people and others cannot connect to him. Otherwise, with his fame, he would be annoyed to death everyday…..Wait a minute, I’ll let you talk to him.”
Hanging up Chen Xue’s call, Chen Xin called Ye Tian Xie, “Big brother Xie Tian, are you there?”
“Ding……The player you have is in a special sealed map and cannot take calls from the outside world.”
Chen Xin: “……”
“Xue’er, big brother Xie Tian is busy right now. We can’t call him now, so is it alright if we call him later?” Chen Xin immediately called Chen Xue again.
“Un, un……Then I’ll go level first elder sister. I’ll be able to quickly catch up to you all,”
Hanging up the call, Chen Xin was stunned……because Chen Xue’s ingame ID was……”Elder Brother’s Treasured Xue’er”.
In just a few days, she was already this dependent on him?
That was strange……
Perhaps it wasn’t strange at all because after meeting him, Xue’er had obtained a new life and her face finally had a smile that had not appeared for a long time…..As for him, over the years, he was the only person that cared for her…..Adding in the fact that before they came back, something must have happened.
It could be said that the current Xue’er was living for him……
However, this was not a bad thing. With him protecting and loving her, she no longer had a need to worry about Chen Xue anymore…..Only, deep down, there was an unclear and strange feeling.
In the world of confusing paths, Ye Tian Xie had completely lost his way.
Dead end…..Dead end……Dead end……
Sometimes there were two branches, sometimes there were three branches. With the continuous branching paths, he completely lost all sense of direction. Ye Tian Xie was completely lost in the labyrinth that he didn’t know how big it was. Not to mention finding the exit, he couldn’t even find the path back.
Ye Tian Xie’s footsteps were much faster compared to before. His face was silent, but his brows were tightly knit. Looking in front of him, in his calmness, he had himself remember the path he took……
However, with how big this labyrinth was, how complex it was, even if Ye Tian Xie had a high as the heavens remembering ability…..He could remember the first path, he could remember the second path and the third path…..The fourth path…..When it came to the fifth path, he was lost once again. He could not find the new starting point that he had established and the end of the path he took resulted in another dead end.
The labyrinth did not test for one’s martial strength. When the labyrinth was as complicated as this, even having wisdom was not enough. It was a test of patience and it all depended on one’s luck. A difficult labyrinth was sometimes even more terrifying than an enemy because it could very easily rout a person’s mind.
It was clearly impossible to memorize the path and making marks…..In this game world, it was also impossible because there was no way to create marks on the walls and floors. Even throwing down items was useless……Because thrown away items would automatically disappear after a minute. Not only would it be wasted, it would have no effects at all.
After an hour, Ye Tian Xie was still stuck without a single clue. His arrogance had been completely provoked by the labyrinth……Not only did he not want to give up, his heart had been agitated and his mind was even more awake. The more an environment exercised the will of a person, the more they couldn’t lose their cool.
In front of him was another dead end. He glared at the wall like he wished he could destroy it, but he silently turned around……
Wait a minute……
I remember a left fork here……So why was it a right fork now……Had his memory fallen into chaos?
Ye Tian Xie rubbed his forehead……This kind of large labyrinth, was remembering the path useful? In reality, it did not have any effect. Even if he remembered most of it and forgot the rest, then everything would still be thrown into chaos. Luck was the most important thing.
Another hour passed…….Ye Tian Xie’s eyes became incomparably sharp, as if he wanted to see through the walls in front of him…..Another dead end and he turned around again. He could not determine where his current location was at all….Was he just continuously turning around in a circle?
Three hours, four hours passed……
Ye Tian Xie’s mind was finally feeling exhausted. He stopped moving and somewhat weakly leaned against the wall. Walking through the labyrinth for several hours, if it was a normal person, they would have gone crazy already.
Was he going to be trapped by this labyrinth!?
With no road forward and no way of leaving…..This place was only the first floor of the Tower of Destiny, but it was already this terrifying.
It was clear that this labyrinth was used to against those demons that escaped to the first floor from the upper floors. Once they entered the labyrinth, they would not be able to use their strong powers and would be trapped in here, being stranded forever.
In these few hours, that unrelenting arrogance of his made it so he did not lose his mind under this kind of torment. He kept trying to remain calm and gradually, he began to notice that something was wrong.
Once or twice, it seemed like he had remembered wrong…..But for it to appear this often……
Perhaps, this labyrinth……It was a self moving labyrinth!?
“Master, are we out yet?”
“Oh…..Then Guo Guo will continue sleeping. Master, work hard.”
Placing his hand on the jet black wall, his hand suddenly moved down. Ye Tian Xie’s heart skipped a beat and turned to look at where his hand was pressed on. He tried wiping the wall with his hand and instantly, the black layer on the wall was erased, revealing a layer of silver underneath.
The layer of black on the wall was demonic qi which dispersed with a single touch. Once the black layer was wiped off, several words were revealed on the wall. Ye Tian Xie’s hands quickly moved and wiped off a large piece of the black layer.
There were several strange words written on the wall, but it was not hard for Ye Tian Xie to recognize them. What was written on the wall was: Tower of Destiny Floor Zero – Destiny’s Chess Board.
Ye Tian Xie walked to the wall on the other side and also wiped off the black mist, revealing a similar row of characters on this wall. The walls were segmented off into different square pieces with each block being the same and having the same words written on them.
Tower of Destiny Floor Zero……This place wasn’t the first floor, but rather…..floor zero!?
Destiny’s Chess Board……Was it referring to this labyrinth?
Wait a minute!!
A chill ran through Ye Tian Xie’s mind as he suddenly thought of something. He looked around himself and his brows tightly knit together. This Destiny’s Chess Board……This wasn’t a labyrinth at all, but rather a maze that one could never escape from!!
In this place, no matter what path was chosen, it would all end in a dead end. At the same time, the path of the labyrinth was not unchanging, but rather secretly changing the entire time, with paths combining with each other. If one tried to find an exit, even if they walked for a thousand years or ten thousand years, they would not be able to leave.
Because this was a chess board. Once they entered, they would become a piece on the board……A piece that others could manipulate!
If a piece wanted to leave the board, there were only two methods……One was to be eaten, which also meant death. If Ye Tian Xie died, then he would naturally be able to respawn at the closest resurrection point, escaping from this place. The second method was to taken away from the chess board…..But right now, there was only Ye Tian Xie and no one to take him away.
No, there was another method.
That was to…..destroy the chess board!!
Ye Tian Xie no longer tried moving forward because regardless of how far he went, it would be no use. He thought about it for a long time and finally called out the Moment of Destiny, raising it high into the air and forcefully swinging down in front of him.
With a deafening sound, the shock of the attacked forced Ye Tian Xie back half a step. This attack had used most of Ye Tian Xie’s strength, but the wall…..was not damaged at all. It didn’t even have a single scratch.
In the «Destiny» world, the area could not be destroyed as easily as the real world, otherwise it wouldn’t take long for players to completely destroy the beautiful maps. It wasn’t that destroying the map wasn’t possible, but it required a special attribute – a hard to obtain property known as “destroy”. It normally appeared on weapons and could destroy based on intensity such as severe destruction or complete destruction. With weapons that had the “destroy”, when attacking the map, the intensity of the destruction can depend on the attack strength, causing varying degrees of destruction.
However, the Moment of Destiny did not have the destruction attribute, or at least not now.
Qiang! Ye Tian Xie did not give up as he attacked again, but it did not leave a single trace on the wall.
“Dragon Rend Slash!!” Ye Tian Xie roared out. Raising the Moment of Destiny high up, he jumped into the sky and condensed all the power in the body, using the power that could divide Mount Hua to slash down!
The sound was several times stronger compared to before and the strong force knocked Ye Tian Xie back several steps, as well as almost making him drop the Moment of Destiny. He looked up in front of him……The place that he had hit was as smooth as before.