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TSW Volume 3: Chapter 3

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Volume 3: Chapter 3 – Little Sister Red Dish?

Upon seeing the piles of dirty mech spare parts, everybody lost interest. They had originally thought they would get to see a shiny mechanized warrior. Even if they couldn’t operate it, it would have been nice to take a look. But now, they ended up in these circumstances.

And the professor?

Everybody waited for a good long while, and just when they were getting impatient, an old guy hobbled in.

Wang Zheng’s gaze froze……it was actually Luo Mu!

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Luo Mu saw all of their expressions very clearly – feelings of impatience and disgust. When he saw Wang Zheng in the crowd, a sliver of a smile crossed Luo Mu’s face. Persuaded by Ye Zisu, Luo Mu had decided to take up the post here as a visiting professor. In addition, he had also decided to pass on his skills in this elective course.

“I am your teacher, Luo Mu. For your first class, everyone must get familiar with cleaning and hygiene. Polish these spare parts, and when you are finished, class will be over.

Having said his piece, Luo Mu was like an old god as he freely went to a room on the side of the machine storehouse to watch TV.

Everybody glanced each other in despair. This was the teacher?

If a mechanical warrior was in front of them, they would wish for this kind of freedom. But for this pile of greasy junk, looking at it was disgusting enough, and now they had to polish it?

Ye Zisu and Meng Tian looked into each other’s eyes. Although there was a qualitative difference between Ares College and other schools, the difference couldn’t be this wide, could it?

Ye Zisu knew what was going on. There was an eighty percent chance that this pile of greasy parts was Luo Mu’s doing.

While everybody was hesitating, Wang Zheng had already grabbed tools and  started to clean the spare parts with a practiced hand.

Luo Mu poked his head out the window to look. “If you have something you want to ask, you can come ask me.”

After saying that, he returned to watching TV. As Lin Huiyin’s new song drifted out,  Luo Mu nodded his head, “That’s not too bad. It ain’t trash music, and has some strength in its feeling.”

Outside, the students had started cleaning. But even  when wearing gloves, it was hard to avoid getting any of the grease onto their bodies. It was okay for the guys, but girls couldn’t stand even catching a whiff of the smell.

Ye Zisu changed her tools and had started to work alongside Wang Zheng with an extremely skilled hand.

Wang Zheng was very focused on cleaning, and soon discovered the apparently filthy mech parts were actually……

As a model number was soon exposed,  ASL – 23556. “This is an Aslan thruster!”

Wang Zheng had only ever seen one in pictures, this was really a work of art!

Without a sliver of doubt, in terms of mech technology, Aslan mecha were the top of the line in the Milky Way Alliance. Their mecha were widely known to be far superior in complexity when it came to external and internal functional operation. Seeing one up close like this was an engineer’s wet dream.

Ye Zisu also stared blankly. How could these things be part of Luo Mu’s collection?

She knew that Luo Mu liked to collect bits and pieces of mecha from each country, especially those with distinguishing characteristics. This piece could possibly be one in Luo Mu’s collection items!

In the room, Luo Mu crossed his legs. When people were mature and knowledgeable, these things were priceless. But for those ignorant or without interest, they were just scrap metal.

Wang Zheng immediately started cleaning more carefully, but even with his process, he spent about half an hour on each mech part.

A gleaming set of thrusters from a high-end Aslan Mech, the Tempest Condor Mobile Soldier.

A good portion of students were standing idle. They were mobile soldiers and were not going to be maintenance or repair staff. For them, this was only an elective course.

They already knew that they didn’t need to do something this boring, but Wang Zheng was enjoying the moment.

Actually, there wasn’t a need for students to complete these tasks, but this was very intentional on Luo Mu’s part. You only need to take action yourself to discover a little morsel, which will create a deep memory that then promotes comprehension from the heart.

This was also his response to the matter with the invitation. This was the style of course he had chosen.

The sun had almost gone down, and it was nearly time for the students to leave. Only Wang Zheng, Ye Zisu, Meng Tian and ten others were still waiting. At this time, Luo Mu hobbled out.

The storehouse had been cleaned and arranged into three sections. Luo Mu nodded. “This is your results for today. I will introduce you to the pros and cons of these three kinds of things.”

“Wang Zheng, your Aslan Tempest Condor Thruster is a main product of Aslan. The forward thrust is definitely top class, and its shock resistance is quite good. All the other countries used it as a reference, but in battle, these thrusters have a fatal weakness.”

Some of Luo Mu’s words were things a soldier would know, but others only things a senior engineer would know.

Deep in thought, Wang Zheng asked, “Could it be that the brakes are slightly off?”

Luo Mu’s eyes twinkled. “Right, in order to maintain its propelling force, the brakes are slightly delayed. During a fight, this is an aspect you must think about. Of course, when Aslan soldiers operate this machine, they do not regard this aspect to be a problem.”

Wang Zheng chuckled slightly. That is, if the Aslan mech pilot didn’t encounter a skilled opponent.

The remaining students understood, that the true course had just started. Luo Mu wasn’t telling the students how to repair the mecha; that was not a skill-set required for pilots. He was skimming through a part’s simple mechanical problems, the important points being expounded upon from the perspective of a mechanic. It was a thorough analysis of a mech’s advantages and disadvantages, from the engine, to the energy/power source, weapons, etc. This is a completely different perspective.

Luo Mu had never experienced a battle, but he had the unique perspective of a theorist.

Over ten filthy students listened in rapt attention, almost having no time to ask any questions. Other courses only talked about the external points of mecha, but this course illustrated essential properties as well as an analysis of the mech.

“This mechanical arm’s flexibility is very good, but its shock resistance is a bit poor. If you were to enter an altercation with it, might as well increase the pressure. The other side is sure to collapse first.”

This type of data-driven analysis was something only a senior mechanic would understand. As for how to use it, one would only know when experiencing battle and facing the situation. Moreover, it also depended on the ability of the pilot.

Speaking of Wang Zheng, he was still hungry for more. Luo Mu still had a trick hidden up his sleeve.

The students who left early almost all did not come back at all for the second class. As such, the people who were left profited greatly.

After the end of class, Wang Zheng remained behind to ask question after question, until Luo Mu could not endure it anymore and shooed him out, “You youngsters are too long-winded. I will be here for at least a few years, so you don’t need to ask so many questions all at once.“

Wang Zheng huffed out a laugh, “I am the dumb bird who must be first to fly!”

“Ye girl, quickly take him away. This is overtime work, I want to rest!”

Ye Zisu smiled while pulling Wang Zhen away. “Did something happen between you and Meng Tian?”

“Nothing happened?”

“That girl came back to ask me about you. Something to ask about your family tree. Could it be she fancies you? Do you want me to help you guys by pulling some strings?”

Ye Zisu pretended she was just asking casually.

Wang Zheng smiled. “Nah, she is the target of our dorm’s Zhang Shan.”

“Tsk tsk, it looks like your requirements are too high, even Meng Tian does not match up!”

Wang Zheng helplessly shrugged his shoulders. He was indifferent towards this matter.

Regardless, Classmate Ye Zisu was very satisfied with Wang Zheng’s answer.

After parting with Ye Zisu, Wang Zheng did not return to the dorm but instead headed straight for Brother Internet Cafe. Previously, in battle, he would unconsciously pay attention to the condition of his own mech, but now he had a way of understanding the opponent’s mech. If he could grasp the condition of the mecha on both sides, then he can be said to have made progress.

Only Wang Zheng, this madman, could have this kind of thought. This idea had an absolute minimum requirement of a crazy difficult degree of both theoretical comprehension and practical understanding. Even thinking about it would make one feel like they’d never get anything right, but for Wang Zheng, it was like discovering a new continent.

It would certainly help him obtain a more accurate grasp of the battle situation. If it eventually assimilates into his battle ability, then his battle control would go up by a minimum of one grade.

It was a pity Wang Zheng lacked partners he could discuss his battles with. Although Skeleton was an expert at battling people, other people’s judgments were more accurate.

When Wang Zheng arrived at the Brother Internet Cafe, he discovered that he didn’t have any tasks in his mailbox and directly entered the ranked battle.

He didn’t know that some people had added him as a good friend and had set up an online reminder. Student Wang also didn’t know how to make himself invisible. At that moment, countless ID’s emitted a ding sound.

Not playing around, Wang Zheng went straight into the matchmaking mode.

Not only were players alerted, even government specialist employees were notified, and almost immediately went online.

Wang Zheng already had six straight wins. Although his rank was low, with a hundred percent win rate, including a five vs. five match, he would definitely encounter an even more formidable opponent.

Low-level experts were restricted, but as the level rose, the mech limitations would also be simultaneously lifted.

“Skeleton” matched with “Rainbow”

At a certain internet cafe, a man let out a big shout with a smile, “This brother is shining!”

Wargod No.1 vs Tempest Condor (Luoluo A Targeting System hack added)

After having experienced this many times now, the official website speedily responded. Of course, it was our famous commentator, Fawn.

Fawn was commentating on a high level match at the time. Suddenly, he apologized to the audience. “This match has a forgone conclusion. I’m sorry everyone, I have another match I need to run off to. But I think I don’t need to say anything for everyone knows.”

At this time, in not a few classrooms, skylinks were being surreptitiously opened. Leaving class in front of the professor was seeking death, but stealthily watching was ok.

However, when everybody saw the opponent they were struck dumb. This match up……

This Rainbow was definitely a spoiled second generation rich kid. Tempest Condor was the best flagship battle machine with abilities enhanced by the system from Aslan. In return for sacrificing the operation of the machine, it was modified into a bug-type fighter with frightening mobility and remote detonation capabilities. In essence, a kill-then-leave type. It made people speechless. This guy had even installed the Luoluo A Targeting System hack.

This kind of targeting system just increased the operation ability of mediocre players. Simply put, this was a support tool that made ordinary contestants operate at the levels of ace pilots. However, the price for the system wasn’t cheap. If you chose to carry it, you definitely would know that it would be prohibited from use in some high-level competitions.

But at this level, it obviously couldn’t be prohibited.

A Tempest Condor with a Luoluo A Targeting System would be akin to a war god in the newbie arena, unrivalled in sheer violence and slaughtering ability.

Rainbow, at bronze rank, was somewhat well-known. He had created the Rainbow Flowing Tyrant Attack. Actually, all this success came from the power of his wallet. His armor’s specs had already transcended ordinary means and was said to be unparalleled.

Due to high levels prohibiting auxiliary systems, Classmate Rainbow was quite strong in the newbie arenas and was hailed as unequalled.

Some people definitely asked high-rankers to match-up with Rainbow, but to no avail. When the system matches one up with Tempest Condor, it would definitely be unrivalled.  But that thing was charged for by the day. Ordinary people could never use it.

Some abused players silently gave Rainbow the nickname: Little Sister Red Dish.


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Comments 19

  1. Wait… Did I smell bud of romance on Ye Zisu? Poor girl, Wang Zheng brain is filled with mecha leaving no room for anything…

    What Little sister red dish means?

      1. I I actually prefer Ye Zisu than Meng Tian. That Aslan princess is OK too, but I guess Wang Zheng will ended up on opposite faction than Aslan empire? Or is it just me who too much reading love story ended with tragedy? LOL

  2. love every release but what i’m looking forward to is when he gets into a real mech and wrecks through out the universe now that will be a sight but until then this high level gaming will di

  3. Do you remember that Ye Zisu was the instigator of the attempted embarrassment of Wang Zheng by her friend? Ye Zisu’s completely disregarded Wang Zheng and she tought he was after her, so she paid it no mind. However, Ye Zisu told her that Wang Zhen was not into her, which angered her friend, and that is why she wanted to embarrass him. Also, Ye Zisu colluded with her friend to try and embarrass Wang Zhen. Fortunately, the princess helped Wang Zhen out. Ye Zisu is a terrible human being.

    1. (I cant remember every word said so this might not be accurate)
      Ye Zisu, from what i recall, never cared about the MC enough to cause him any real trouble.Why is it her fault if her off-hand comments angered the other girl? She said the MC wasnt interested in the other girl and so the girl’s pride was hurt and whatnot. Making the girl mad and her pettiness meant she had to get back at him. Ye Zisu, i think, only invited him to go to the party? I cant remember, i would have to read it again. But i dont think she had any direct part in her friend’s plan. She was more on the fringe.

      If she was really a bad person who had a direct part in the attempted embarrassment of them then the MC probably wouldnt like her or ever befriend her. Yes, he had no good impression of her at first because of who her friend was but i think he realized she had no actual ill intent. At least, she isnt as petty and easily provoked as her friend. So after their time together, after they got to know one another, the MC was able to come to like her more and confirm that she was not all bad.

      So what im saying is, Ye Zisu was more neutral. She may have had ahand in it, but mainly just seemed to sit on the sidelines and watch how things played out. Which would be understandable, to me at least. She doesnt need to be concerned about people she doesnt know. It can be said that he failure to help at all means she is a terrible person but she is a rich heiress and shit. Her not being as bitchy as the other girl is already pretty good. Her views and morals are different from normal people’s most likely, and she wouldnt want to help out people she doesnt know that well simply because it has nothing to do with her.

      She’s the lesser of two evils, perhaps? I dont know. I cant remember everything so take what i say with a pinch of salt. I cant be expected to remember small details since i read so much, but if this girl went past her acceptable levels of bitchiness i wouldnt like her. I usually dislike characters who are like the friend so she muct not have been to horrible since i dont dislike her.

  4. She did not need to let her friend know the unnecessary information, especially if she knows how her friend would react. Ye Zisu knew her friend is petty, yet she told her unneccsasy information to anger her. She sat in the sidelines, becuase she knew there was going to be a good show. Like you mentioned, she is rich and maybe she was bored and needed some entertainment. That is not a good person in my book.

    As the readers, we know the full story, but Wang Zheng does not. All he knows it was all of Ye Zisu’s friend doing. He is not aware and will probably never be that it all started at Ye Zisu.

    Ye Zisu disregarded Wang Zheng until he was recognized by the princess. If the princes would never had shown up, I doubt Ye Zisu would be as friendly with Wang Zheng.

    With the exception of Ye Zisu, all the potential love interests for Wang Zheng have treated him well or fair. If anything, Ye Zisu should be at the bottom of the list.

  5. Thanks for the chapter Lovelyxday, Ruze, Deyna, and Uxorious! I wonder if Wang Zheng will wreck rainbow extra hard since they’re abusing a commodity he’s always been short on – money.

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