Chapter 1788: Prize
The gatekeeper repeated the words he’d said to Shi Xiaoya.
Shi Xiaoya said to Han Zhuoling, “You push it.”
Han Zhuoling smiled and nodded his head. “Okay.”
Once they’d pushed the door open, both of them went out.
Immediately, there were men in black who came over and brought the two of them into the car.
Luckily, they did not separate them this time.
After they got into the car, the screen in the car showed that man in the black robe whom they saw at the Gate to Earth.
“Congratulations on being the first adventurer to escape from the underground palace.” In the screen, the man in the black robe said, “I will now present to you the prize for coming in first place.”
“Now, look into the hanging pocket on the back of the seat in front of you. There is a pocket watch inside of it,” the man in the black robe said.
Han Zhuoling went to touch the pocket and indeed felt a pocket watch inside of it.
“This pocket watch can be used once tomorrow,” the man in the black robe said. “As long as you rewind the pocket watch hands, you will be able to go back in time. But the maximum duration you can turn back in time is 15 minutes.”
“Don’t underestimate this 15 minutes. It may be the critical point between victory and defeat.” After saying the last sentence, the man in the black robe disappeared from the screen.
Han Zhuoling raised his eyebrow and put away the pocket watch well.
In the end, they were sent to an artificial ancient city that had been built in later years.
The ancient city was very close to that ancient citadel which was a tourist attraction.
As the citadel had a quota on the number of visitors per day and there was only one citadel there, it was not touristy enough.
The local government then came up with an idea to build such an ancient city near the citadel based on the architectural style of the citadel.
At the heart of the ancient city was an ancient castle.
It was usually open as a hotel, but because of the filming, the production team had booked the whole area.
Shi Xiaoya thought about it and it made sense. The citadel was a protected cultural heritage, so how could they possibly allow the production team to go in to film?
The production team could only compromise and choose the ancient city that was built later on.
The car stopped at the entrance to the ancient city gates. Han Zhuoling and Shi Xiaoya got off the car and walked into the ancient city.
As Han Zhuoling’s speed in passing the levels was way too fast, by the time both of them had reached the ancient city, it was right at noontime.
As for how long the others would take before they could pass the levels, that would be hard to say.
Both sides of the streets were filled with shops.
From the local snacks to local costumes, the artisan crafts, and the small restaurants.
“Are you hungry?” Han Zhuoling asked her.
The smell of food was already wafting out onto the streets. There was even someone who’d dressed up as a server from ancient times drawing in customers at the shop fronts.
Shi Xiaoya thought it was quite interesting and said, “Why don’t we go and have lunch?”
There was no reason for Han Zhuoling to reject of course, and he chose that shop with the interesting server standing at the shop front.
The moment they reached the entrance, that server with a white towel hanging on his shoulder said in a loud voice, just like that in a television series, “Guests, please come in!”
Along this stretch, besides Han Zhuoling and Shi Xiaoya, there were also the videographers and directors following them.
Shi Xiaoya invited them to sit down. The director sat down, but the videographers were still filming with the cameras.
Shi Xiaoya asked, “You guys even have to film while eating? Let’s eat together before filming again.”
One of the videographer brothers smiled and explained, “This is a full-day filming, and it will only end at night. The audience really likes to watch when the celebrities are relaxed and how they look like in private. We can’t possibly show the guests’ private life fully to them, so with this kind of ‘follow filming’ where we film the guests eating and chatting together, we can capture scenes that the audience really enjoy watching. But it still depends on how post-production editing turns out in the end. No matter what, we have to film it first.”