Chapter 159 - The Remaining Five
“Pandora’s Chest? Don’t you mean Pandora’s Box1?” Svelte Dancer still had the mind to correct Gu Fei at such a critical moment.
“See you at the teleportation array!” Young Master Han cheerfully waved at Gu Fei.
“See you there…” As Gu Fei helplessly nodded his head to Young Master Han, Svelte Dancer suddenly shouted, “Got it!”
“Got what?” Gu Fei asked.
The flame wheels in the sky had already formed up and the raging infernos on the ground had become hotter. There was no time to explain, so Svelte Dancer pounced directly onto Gu Fei and landed on his back.
“What are you doing?!” Gu Fei struggled to take her weight in.
Svelte Dancer had taken out an item from her dimensional pocket mid-flight that caused the wind to stir. Gu Fei did not clearly see what it was, only that it glowed white as it began to quickly envelop them.
“A portable teleportation array?! What the f*ck!” Young Master Han was indeed an experienced gamer as he was able to recognize the item for what it was with a glance. A teleportation array did not differentiate between its users and would affect all who entered its boundary. With Gu Fei and Svelte Dancer now inside the teleportation array, Young Master Han would naturally have to suffer the spell bombardment alone. He could of course not accept such a development and immediately darted over, trying to enter the teleportation array as well.
“Oh, you don’t have to be so polite. There is really no need to send us off!” Gu Fei smilingly said as he lifted his leg and kicked Young Master Han away.
Young Master Han was truly no match for Gu Fei when it came to hand-to-hand combat, so he was unable to dodge the latter’s kick and was forcibly sent backpedaling for quite a few steps. Regaining his balance and looking over, Young Master Han saw Gu Fei waving him off as the latter’s figure became a blur.
“What a vicious move! Truly a cruel man!” Svelte Dancer muttered under her breath as white light whisked the two of them away.
At that same moment, the countless Descending Wheel of Flames dropped from the sky and numerous Blazing Tree of a Thousand Inferno spread on the ground, swallowing Young Master Han whole as he uttered a muffled, “F*ck!”
Teleportation was an instantaneous act for the system, so Gu Fei and Svelte Dancer had already found themselves in another place even before Young Master Han died. “Where are we?” Gu Fei asked as he took in the surrounding flora and fauna.
“We are still somewhere in the PvP arena. This Teleportation Scroll doesn’t have a fixed pair of coordinates set on it so it randomly teleports players when used,” Svelte Dancer replied.
“Teleportation Scroll…” Gu Fei mumbled. When he showed the members of Young Master’s Elite his Windchaser’s Emblem, they were very surprised to find out that Parallel World had items for teleportation. And yet, Svelte Dancer here already had a Teleportation Scroll on her. Pay-to-win players were indeed a different breed altogether.
Svelte Dancer saw their coordinates and exclaimed, “Ah! We’re quite far from where we were.”
“There’s no hurry,” Gu Fei laughed. He pulled out his friends list and sent Young Master Han a message, “You dead?” Young Master Han was a skilled Priest, so he might have been able to grasp the timing between the spells and timely bestow Heal on himself to survive the bombardment.
However, today was apparently not Young Master Han’s lucky day. His guildmates’ perfect coordination of their attacks left him no chance to save himself and he was instantly teleported to the plaza outside the Main Hall of Guilds! Grinding his teeth, Young Master Han spat, “This is why I hate pay-to-win players the most! They always have something weird that can destroy tactics....”
“Mhm-mhm. I'll help you stare at her with contempt,” Gu Fei replied, not bothering with Young Master Han any longer as he learned from the system messages the terrible situation of Amethyst Rebirth.
While Gu Fei and Svelte Dancer had been dealing with Young Master Han and the lot, the rest of the ladies had also been clashing with the enemy forces. The system messages that Gu Fei had just seen were announcing the deaths of the players from both sides.
By the time Gu Fei looked at these system announcements, Amethyst Rebirth had been left with seven players while Carouse had only lost twenty-nine members if Svelte Dancer and Gu Fei’s kills were included as well. That was not even 5% of the members Carouse had in this match.
The time it took Gu Fei to glance through these messages, Amethyst Rebirth had lost yet another two members, leaving them with only five players in the PvP arena. Since they were on the same team, he could see these survivors’ names. Besides Gu Fei and Svelte Dancer, the remaining three players on Amethyst Rebirth’s side were July, Lie Lie, and Will-low.
“Xiaowu, Miles, Will-low, where are you guys?” July asked on the guild channel. It seemed that Lie Lie was with July since she did not mention her.
“Miles and I used a Teleportation Scroll to escape the enemies’ bombardment,” Svelte Dancer answered.
“I’m at the nearby woodland. No one has found me yet,” Will-low answered.
“Lie Lie and I managed to escape the encirclement under Luo Luo’s protection,” July sighed.
“It’s a pity Sis Luo Luo did not manage to escape,” Lie Lie sounded hurt.
“So what do we do now?” Will-low asked.
“Luo Luo just messaged us to ask for your guidance, Miles. Something about you having the experience to deal with the current situation?” July asked this in a suspicious tone.
Only Luo Luo and Will-low in Amethyst Rebirth knew that Gu Fei was a member of Young Master’s Elite. Although Svelte Dancer had barged into their mercenary group meeting, she still did not know that they were the Young Master’s Elite. Luo Luo was naturally referring to Gu Fei’s experience participating in the PvP match between Young Master’s Elite and Cloud Herder.
“Fighting many with few. I do have a bit of experience in that,” Gu Fei nodded his head.
“I see. So what do you suggest we do?” July asked.
“Uhm. Let me think for a bit!” Gu Fei replied as he sent Young Master Han a message, “Hey. We are now left with five members. Is there any method for us to defeat your guild?” Gu Fei looked to him, the online gaming strategist, for external aid.
The answer Young Master Han provided was: “Scram!”
“Come on... Don’t be like that, man! I’ve already heavily chastised Svelte Dancer for her shameless actions,” Gu Fei cajoled.
“Uhhh… To be honest, beating over six hundred players with just five players is indeed a challenge,” Young Master Han admitted.
“That’s right!” Gu Fei thought that Young Master Han’s interest had been piqued, so he quickly agreed with his observation.
“I sure wanna give it a try!”
“Try it! I’ll listen to your commands!” Gu Fei was glad that he was interested.
“But there’s just no way!”
“Why?” Gu Fei could not understand his next words.
“Because I’ve already helped Carouse set up the best method to deal with you five! Since the methods I come up with are usually perfect, I can’t even find a loophole to exploit myself. Sigh… I truly can’t help you at all!” Young Master Han sent him this message.
“I really wanna beat you up right now!” Gu Fei gritted his teeth angrily.
“That will have to wait till you get out, or you can just head somewhere with many Carouse’s men and kill yourself. That’s also pretty fast. Shall I help to get their coordinates for you?”
“Just you wait!” Gu Fei indignantly roared.
“He he he….” was Young Master Han’s next reply.
“Coward!” Gu Fei sent someone else a message.
“Don’t call me that. Call me Coward’s Savior!” Coward’s Savior admonished.
“Are you busy right now? Do you know where Ray’s Bar is? If not, just ask around and you will know how to get there. When you reach there, go to the second curtain door in the back rooms and you should see a guy that looks like a woman. Go beat him up for me,” Gu Fei instructed.
“I’m giving you a chance to experience actual combat! Don’t kill him and just give him a good thrashing using kung fu. Remember to cover your face.”
“Cover my face? Why?”
“Don’t ask too many questions. I’ll tell you about it later. Quickly get this done!”
“Got it!” Coward’s Savior went out to execute his order.
Gu Fei closed the conversation window with a relieved sigh and turned around to find Svelte Dancer staring at him, “What?”
“What are you doing?! Everyone’s waiting for you to explain your strategy on the channel!” Svelte Dancer replied.
“I can’t think of any!” Gu Fei said on the guild channel. “A deviant helped them set up a strategy to specifically deal with us. Winning this guild match will be very difficult for us!” Although Young Master Han was unlikeable in many ways, Gu Fei actually looked highly upon his ability to come up with brilliant battle strategies. Had it not been for Svelte Dancer’s item earlier, they would have been taken down by Young Master Han’s previous stratagem.
“What strategy?” July asked.
“I don’t know yet,” Gu Fei replied.
“So how do you know that it's very difficult?” Lie Lie asked.
“Because that strategist is a really depraved person. Naturally, the plans he comes up with are equally twisted,” Gu Fei patiently explained.
“Who is this ‘he’?” The ladies’ gossiping nature was aroused.
“He’s a deviant,” was Gu Fei’s only answer. Calling Young Master Han a deviant was one thing, revealing his identity to the ladies was another thing. Gu Fei did not intend to slander Young Master Han’s reputation.
“Tsk…” all the ladies replied this, evidently feeling dissatisfied with his answer. Svelte Dancer even harrumphed directly at Gu Fei to show him her dissatisfaction.
“Whatever the case might be, we are now behind with a score of 29 against 46. If we want to win, we should at least catch up in terms of kill points, right?” Will-low was indeed a fan of Brother Assist. Her keen sense toward data came into play at this crucial moment.
“That’s right!” Svelte Dancer agreed, saying, “Hide yourself well, girls. Leave this matter to me and Miles.” Svelte Dancer’s suggestion was normal. Despite July, Will-low, and Lie Lie’s levels being high in Amethyst Rebirth, they were still subpar compared to Carouse’s players.
“Let’s go!” Svelte Dancer declared to Gu Fei.
“Don’t be so hasty,” Gu Fei said to her.
“Wait till I finish eating my banana.”
“Why do you have to eat this soon? You’re always eating a banana during the key moments. How annoying!” Svelte Dancer expressed her dissatisfaction with him once more.
“You’re right. It’s getting pretty dull to eat that all the time,” Gu Fei sighed, adding, “Guess I’ll eat an apple this time.”
Svelte Dancer was left speechless by his answer that showed his misinterpretation of her complaint.
 Pandora’s Box - in this case, refers to that device used as a time portal in the movie mentioned in the previous chapter. Clearly, it is not related to the actual Pandora's Box.