Midnight. Ye Cang’s tent.

“Great Sage, Shacily and I have finished with the documents, please take a look.” Makarlo handed the documents over and Ye Cang shook his head with his hand held out, “There’s no need for that. I trust your capabilities.”

“Thank you. I’ll then excuse myself for now. The anti-drought plants in the surroundings are waiting for me.” Makarlo left with a sigh after seeing Ye Cang studying how to brew tea.

“Then, I’ll take a rest too,” Ye Cang entered into his own dimension and logged out.

Shacily Muse was resting beside the Moon Harp.

The people in the house were all doing the mission assigned from the other end. I seriously don’t have anything to do in the army I lead. Except for more minor decisions to be made, others are left to the elders. He then came to Huang Zhong’s room to see Huang Zhong and Jia Xu smiling pervertedly on the bed. They must be playing some stupid games again. I’ll go find Elder Lin. He knocked on the door but no one answered. He must have gone to the tree to have a bath. Maybe I’ll go there later too. Flasher Uncle and Panty Uncle were in their sleep. He smiled as he walked past the room Ye Beibei and his family stayed in. At ColdMoon’s room, he saw her sleeping as well. The sight of her not frowning while sleeping gave him at least some reassurance even though she still looked lifeless. Well, I think it’s better to see what Old Huang is playing.

“Old Huang, Old Jia, can you guys distant yourselves for a bit? You guys are an inch from kissing your lips…” When Ye Cang returned, he saw the two of them in the arms of each other.

They logged out of the game abruptly and saw Ye Cang. They quickly darted away after catching sight of him.

“What are you guys playing? What’s so interesting?” Ye Cang asked.

“A new game given by our president. It’s an RPG type. I’m a probationer mage while Wenhe is a warrior. Why are you here? Aren’t you playing that game with the others?”

“The base I’m guarding is a little boring so I came out to have a break,” Ye Cang shrugged.

“Then, join us. I heard Old Huang said you’re good at this,” Jia Xu smiled.

“Not really.” Ye Cang did not know what he was talking about and hopped on the bed. The three of them started their adventure.

Ye Cang was surprised at the title of the game. . Wow, so many words are censored. This looks interesting. Okay, it’s time for character. They are a warrior and a mage, so I’ll choose… What, there are so many choices? Why did they want to pick a warrior and a mage? There are businessmen, chefs, footmen, sword maidens, rangers, gangsters, thieves etc. Without much thought, he picked the chef. He studied his abilities. He could make food with any ingredient at all. His battle strength was average, mana was relatively low, constitution was still fine but his endurance was excellent.

His character looked almost the same as his virtual look. He had a headband on his arm, a pot at the back and a cooking knife and ladle on his waist.

Ye Cang looked around. It seemed like he was in an ancient city back in the Middle Ages. He knew there was a harbour nearby because the seagulls were noisy. He was standing in the middle of the market and Huang Zhong and Jia Xu found him in no time. Jia Xu was wearing the armor of an ordinary soldier, carrying a spear and shield on his back and a sword at his waist. Huang Zhong looked like he was in his old age. A muscular man with white beard. He was carrying a weak wooden scepter and had a chopping blade, with an old book hanging at his side. He wore a green mage hat. His look made people pity him as he was still a probationer mage at such age.

“Why did you choose to be a chef? Oh yeah, you seem to like it very much…” Huang Zhong was speechless.

“Let’s go. Wenhe and I will bring you to the adventurer bar to get some missions and then we’ll head to the underground city… Hehe…” Huang Zhong was smirking.

“Wait, you guys must have played for quite a while. Give me some money. I’ll buy some ingredients to make you guys some food.” They nodded and gave Ye Cang half of their money. Excitedly, he went to the market in search of ingredients. Fishes, vegetables and the organs of some monsters were too expensive so he only bought some dark bats. Next, he got himself some seasonings, salt, pepper and chillies and he then followed the two to the adventurer bar.

Upon arriving at the bar, he stared at the name. . The bar at the side was named . He turned around to see another bar called . What the hell are these bars… Quietly, he followed Huang Zhong to enter Succubus Bar. It was spacious inside and there were quite a number of adventurers gathering together. All kinds of people. 

There was an energetic succubus mixing cocktails at the counter. The boss was a four-meter tall giant. He was playing a string instrument while screaming at people. Some of the adventurers seemed to be disliking the two fellas beside Ye Cang. He turned to look at the notice board. Hunt and kill the King of Flammy Slime - Difficulty: High, Collect three heart-shaped poisonous mushrooms from the fifth floor of the underground city - Difficulty: Intermediate to High… Most of the missions were revolving around hunting and collecting stuff. But of course, there were also some missions related to the location of the Demon Lady. Even though the rewards were not that luxurious, it was still acceptable. 

Huang Zhong took two missions which were of intermediate level to them. Ye Cang also knew that this game was just launched a few hours ago. Ignoring all the despised looks, Huang Zhong and Jia Xu came to the counter. They ordered a glass of beer to share as a welcome celebration for Ye Cang. 

Even though that seemed shoddy, Ye Cang sensed everyone’s jealousy and only then realized that most of their tables were dry. There was no beer or wine. Only peanuts and potatoes were in the middle for sharing. He then took a look at the price list. One glass of beer cost one Kalon which was equivalent to 1000 Kasine. Alright. He had a sip of the beer and it was so smoothing that he suspected it was being added with magic. Also, he blushed as soon as he swallowed it. The succubus seemed to be prettier than before. However, staring at its horns and little demonic wings, Ye Cang wanted to simmer her up. The succubus - Eerily gave the three of them a flying kiss. Huang Zhong and Jia Xu were enjoying it but Eerily spotted the chill behind Ye Cang’s smile.

“Is it just me or the other adventurers are staring at us with a despised look…” Ye Cang asked as they walked out of the bar.

“It’s normal. It was Wenhe’s idea. We defeated a few teams on the second floor. If we didn’t, where do you think we got our money from? This chopping knife may seem old but it is an elite equipment. I got it from a thief. He thought that I, a mage, could be easily bullied and he dashed at me with his sword. That didn’t deter me from sending him to death with only a punch of my fists. Hehe. Told you that a mage should focus on the Constitution. Am I wrong now, Wenhe?” Huang Zhong shrugged his shoulders.

Jia Xu rolled his eyes, “Should I be bothered by such a trivial thing…”

Ye Cang then understood that most of the people inside were victims. “Wenhe, what about you? What do you focus on as a warrior?”

“Intelligence. It’s always better to have wisdom to plan ahead. Don’t you think that I’m just an ordinary soldier, I have mastered healing spells and iced arrows spells. I will become the king in the future,” Jia Xu said.

Ye Cang felt what they said was logical and reasonable. Staring at his own attributes, he was thinking of what a chef would need the most. That’s right. Constitution! Only a chef with good energy can cook a lot of food! He then added every point to the Constitution. They spent some money to get themselves three one-time passes to the Underground City - Abyss Maze. They walked down the stairs.

Ye Cang gradually pulled out his cooking knife and ladle. Here I come, my beloved ingredients!