Mages Are Too OP - Chapter 748
Chapter 748 – Two Pleasant Surprises In A Row
The central square of the city was quite lively.
As more and more beautiful girls entered the square, Gardner grew more and more excited.
“That girl in the white dress looks tiny and cute. She’s my type too. I’m going to vote for her too.”
“The girl wearing a short skirt in the corner has long, tight legs. They must feel good. She’s my type too.”
“That girl who has a white flower on her head…”
Gardner was quite loud. The other judges next to him weren’t very happy, but they dared not complain.
This Golden Son was strong, rich, and would not hesitate to show off.
He had glittering magic equipment all over his body.
Although he was a Warrior, wasn’t it perfectly reasonable that he had top equipment armed to his underpants as a rich player?
Therefore, although Gardner’s voice was loud, nobody dared to say anything to him. Gardner loved the feeling too.
He was like the moon, and the others were like stars.
As time went by, the competition became more and more heated, and Gardner cast a lot of votes.
At this moment, twenty girls had been screened out.
Only half of them would be chosen in the end.
After the mayor cast his vote, it was Gardner’s turn.
He had to choose his four favorite girls and declare the reason for his choices.
Gardner stood up, and everybody looked at him, including the twenty girls.
“Cough, cough! I pick Contestants No.4, No. 13, No.16 and No.19!”
“Allow me to tell you my reasons.”
When Gardner was about to continue proudly and confidently, the air around him suddenly twisted.
Everybody was stunned, and so was Gardner.
Then, he subconsciously rolled and dashed forward to get out of range.
However, the weirdly twisted air followed him.
He rolled to the center of the square and was only three meters away from the girls.
Then… All his clothes, including his underpants, were shattered into pieces.
The tens of thousands of audience members in the square and in the stream channel saw how Gardner’s clothes exploded into dust.
Then, Gardner stood in front of the fourteen-year-old girls nakedly, with his male organ erect.
After a brief silence, all the twenty girls screamed and fled.
The mayor gloomily waved his hand, and a team of guards squeezed in and surrounded Gardner.
Gardner looked even gloomier.
He could hear nothing but the screams of the girls and the laughter from the audience.
The audience in the stream channel were commenting excitedly too.
However, the channel was closed only one minute later.
The game authorities had advanced technologies to determine whether or not someone was streaming inappropriate content in two to three minutes.
There was nothing that the netizens could do.
However, a netizen who had been recording the stream posted his snapshots to the forum.
As a result, Gardner became even more famous.
He grimly took out other clothes from his system Backpack and put them on.
Then, the mayor walked to him and asked unhappily, “Baron Gardner, please explain what just happened.”
Gardner took a deep breath. He was very angry, but he dared not to be too arrogant in front of the mayor.
“Sorry, my lord. I was attacked by an enemy.”
“They eliminated your magic equipment?” The lord snorted. “Whether or not it’s an attack, the pageant was disrupted by you. Please go away now. You’ll no longer be a judge.”
Gardner nodded. “I understand.”
Then, he walked out of the square and punched a tree so hard that he left a three-centimeter-deep mark on it.
“Who’s messing with me?”
The system would notify the type of person that attacked him, but not their names.
For example, he saw “You were attacked by a player.”
But Roland’s name was not shown.
It was a setting in the game too.
After all, if a Rogue successfully stole someone’s belongings, and then the system showed that “Rogue JOJO stole three gold coins from you”…
Then would the Rogues even survive as a class at all?
Based on the same logic, names of remote attackers wouldn’t be shown whether or not they revealed their faces.
Although Gardner didn’t see the attacker or know how he was attacked, he vaguely guessed who did it.
Gardner gnashed his teeth.
His equipment was worth at least a hundred and fifty gold coins, but it was vaporized instantly.
Anyone would’ve been infuriated if the same thing happened to them.
At this moment, Roland moved on to the next target on the cloud.
His next target was a streamer too.
He knew that those people probably guessed it was him, but they didn’t have any evidence. More important, his name wouldn’t turn red.
The PK system in the game was no different from the old MMORPGs.
Those who attacked others voluntarily would have red names… But as soon as he hit and ran, his name would still be white after the PK status was gone, because he didn’t kill anyone.
As for equipment… That was not within the consideration of the system at all.
After flying for twenty minutes, Roland saw the system notification that he was no longer in the “players’ fight” status.
He smiled delightedly and flew faster on the cloud.
Roland’s next target was streaming how to deal with monsters in the wilderness.
It was also why Roland set him as a target. It was easy to track down those who were streaming
Twain was excitedly dissecting a gigantic spider. “Bros, look at the transparent eggs inside this spider! They can be boiled or roasted, but they’re also very delicious if you taste them raw. Bros, I’m going to eat them. Keep it up!” Twain shouted and put the dense, sticky, transparent eggs from the chest of the giant into his mouth.
When he chewed them, the eggs cracked noisily.
Half of the viewers in the channel were disgusted, and the other half quite enjoyed it. One of the netizens asked, “Twain, I’m LV11 too. Why can’t I hunt the large monstrous spiders as easily as you can?”
“Because your equipment isn’t good enough.” Twain patted his gray leather armor. “My magic equipment either adds to my defense or increases my penetration and speed. A lot of people are stronger than me at my level, but few have better equipment… Let me tell you, this set of equipment is worth at least two million…”
While he cockily showed off, his equipment suddenly fell apart into powder.
After a brief silence, Twain shrieked in fear, “Why is my equipment gone? What happened? Who’s behind this?”
His voice was high-pitched and desperate.
The netizens in the stream channel also shrieked in fright.
What a small worm!
It was well-known that a man’s genitals might turn small when he was scared. Then, the picture of Twain holding his head and screaming nakedly was also posted on the forum. It even went viral.
The news that Twain’s equipment became powder hit the headlines together with what happened to Gardner.
Almost all the netizens on the forum guessed that someone was going after them.
“It must be Mage’s Disjunction. Only Mage’s Disjunction can shatter magic equipment so quickly.” “Have they pissed off powerful NPCs?” “No, according to Gardner, the system showed that he was attacked by a player.”
“Heh, a player that knows Mage’s Disjunction? Stop kidding. That’s a Legendary spell… Oh, I know who he is.”
“So do I.”
“What’s Roland doing? Why is he dealing with Gardner and Twain? I don’t think there’s anything in common between them.”
“Maybe Roland is just being a bully?”
“That’s possible, but as a traditional Mage, Roland would rather spend more time in his lab than deal with those people unless they really infuriated him.”
“I still think that Roland is just cocky. He’s now the best player and he can attack whoever he wants.”
“But wouldn’t it have been better if he just killed them? Why did he blow up their equipment? Their equipment would’ve lingered on their bodies after they died anyway.”
“But your name will turn red if you kill anyone, what if you just destroy their equipment!”
While the netizens threw out random guesses on the forum, the third victim showed up.
He was a Bard player named Paine, who streamed about how to hit on girls in taverns.
Paine’s equipment was even more unbelievable. Not only was it magic equipment, but he had also spent a fortune on it to make it look fancy and gorgeous, so that it would be helpful both in battle and scoring girls.
It was all from the elves.
It was also very expensive. The whole set was worth three hundred gold coins.
As a result, the players fell silent.
Four hours later, the fourth victim showed up.
She was a female streamer who taught how to match magic jewelries. It happened when she was streaming with a bunch of magic gems on the table.
Then, they were all gone in a twisted force field.
This time, all the netizens were seething on the forum.
A lot of people were yelling at Roland.
There were even trolls among them.
As a result, Roland became a despicable man in everybody’s eyes.
Someone even reported him to the authorities and asked them to ban Roland’s account.
Then, Roland posted a thread.
About why I blew up other people’s equipment.
The content of the thread went as followed:
“I’ve never been hostile to anyone, but I won’t flinch when anyone is taking advantage of me. You think your equipment is valuable but my EXP isn’t? If you want to kill me, you have to bear the consequences after I find out. Don’t presume that I can’t identify you because you wear wolf masks and ask the liches to be your champions.
“There are five more of you. I won’t say their names. Let’s have more fun in the future.
“It’s true that I dare not kill you. I don’t want my name to turn red. However, don’t wear any magic equipment from now on, or I’ll blow up every piece. “I have Magic Material Exemption anyway, and I don’t need materials to cast Mage’s Disjunction.
“The day is still long.”
The post shocked everybody on the forum.
A lot of discussions showed up.
“I knew that there must’ve been a reason why Roland attacked them.”
“I think I heard about the conspiracy before, but I thought it was just a rumor.”
“That being said, Roland shouldn’t have blown up their equipment. That’s a huge loss.”
“Oh, as Roland said, your equipment is valuable, but his EXP isn’t? He’s already a Legend. If he dies, how much time will it take for him to regain the lost EXP?”
“But they didn’t do anything to him anyway. He shouldn’t have counterattacked until he was attacked, or it wouldn’t be justifiable self-defense.”
“Tsk. You’re talking about justifiable self-defense in the game?”
All in all, everybody knew why Roland blew up other people’s equipment. There were as many people who cursed him as there were who supported him.
In short, the public opinion was no longer as one-sided as before.
Then, another day passed. Roland rose from the virtual cabin and jogged for half an hour on the treadmill. He freshened himself up and went to the cafeteria for breakfast.
The girls and guys in the cafeteria all looked attractive and energetic.
Make no mistake. They didn’t take any of Roland’s semen.
There were hundreds of thousands of researchers in the base. Roland couldn’t possibly provide for all of them.
It was mostly because of the progress in the research.
Su Minluo’s early years in medical school turned out to be rewarding.
She managed to purify the central substance in Roland’s semen and delivered it to the lab for analysis.
It was a substance that had never appeared before… But the old researchers managed to figure out its constituents.
Then, it was copied and manufactured.
To declare that it was manufactured was a little bit outrageous, as only ten kilograms of the substance could be produced in the base every day.
Fortunately, only several grams of the substance could be effective.
Also, the effect could last for a long time.
Even more unbelievably, it was much more effective to take the substance intravenously than orally.
Because of the contribution, Su Minluo was given a First-Degree Reward.
Although her title didn’t change, her military rank was higher than before.
Also, the ten kilogram of the substance was given to the priority researchers.
Then, it was the security guards. The leaders came last.
Of course… the constituents, the materials, and the way to make it were all submitted as a classified file.
It was believable that the medical agencies of the state would soon manufacture the substance and sell it to the whole country or even the whole world, making a huge amount of money from it.
Of course… Roland had gained something too.
He went to the director’s office after breakfast.
Upon seeing him, the director asked him to sit down and then said in a friendly manner, “Comrade Huang, you really made great contributions!”
“I can’t take the credit. Comrade Su Minluo did all the hard work.”
“You’re both contributors. If you hadn’t taken the ability out of the game, we wouldn’t have gotten such important stuff,” said the director with a smile. “Living a longer life is every animal’s instinct. Also, if we make careful arrangements, this thing will bring great benefits to our country.”