45 Chapter 44 - Lunar Scourge 2
The information that came from Lunar Scourge made Ling Chen's expression vigorously change. "Forged from the resentment, hatred, blood aura, death aura, and remnant power of gods, devils, humans, demons, beasts and spirits that died in the war of gods and devils, gathering countless sins, sanguinity, hatred and cruelty in one, the fusion of endless negativity"… This crescent moon shaped black ring, actually has such a big background. Such a terrifying origin, even involving the ancient times of Forgotten continent. It's even forged by the highest moon god of the moon god clan that the chief mentioned, it is an object of great evil!
His heart beat quickened, for him its background and origin are not important, whether it is ominous or lucky is even less important. What he wants to know the most is obviously this Luna Chain that is forged by a god and possesses a shocking background and origin… Exactly how strong are its attributes. That's right, this is a Luna Chain! Its grade is determined as "Unknown", could it be that its grade is too high… too the point that the system is unable to distinguish it?
[Lunar Scourge]:… Equippable energy crystals/orbs: 15. The horizontal sockets can equip any energy crystal and energy orb of any grade. The 3 sockets in the middle can only equip exclusive saint orbs.
Socket 1: Empty. Can equip any energy crystal and energy orb of any grade. Exclusive God Orb: [Aries Orb]
Socket 2: Empty. Can equip any energy crystal and energy orb of any grade. Exclusive God Orb: [Taurus Orb]
Socket 3: Empty. Can equip any energy crystal and energy orb of any grade. Exclusive God Orb: [Gemini Orb]
Socket 4: Empty. Can equip any energy crystal and energy orb of any grade. Exclusive God Orb: [Cancer Orb]
Socket 5: Empty. Can equip any energy crystal and energy orb of any grade. Exclusive God Orb: [Leo Orb]
Socket 6: Empty. Can equip any energy crystal and energy orb of any grade. Exclusive God Orb: [Virgo Orb]
Socket 7: Empty. Can equip any energy crystal and energy orb of any grade. Exclusive God Orb: [Libra Orb]
Socket 8: Empty. Can equip any energy crystal and energy orb of any grade. Exclusive God Orb: [Scorpio Orb]
Socket 9: Empty. Can equip any energy crystal and energy orb of any grade. Exclusive God Orb: [Sagittarius Orb]
Socket 10: Empty. Can equip any energy crystal and energy orb of any grade. Exclusive God Orb: [Capricorn Orb]
Socket 11: Empty. Can equip any energy crystal and energy orb of any grade. Exclusive God Orb: [Aquarius Orb]
Socket 12: Empty. Can equip any energy crystal and energy orb of any grade. Exclusive God Orb: [Pisces Orb]
Middle left socket: Empty. Can only equip [Star God Orb]
Middle right socket: Empty. Can only equip [Moon God Orb]
Middle left socket: Empty. Can only equip [Sun God Orb]
Ling Chen: "!!!!"
After the background information of Lunar Scourge are its stats as a Luna Chain. Not even finishing reading the stats, Ling Chen was already astonished to the point that he could not be more astonished. Astonished to the point that even his mind appeared a slight sense of dizziness, making him a unable to believe over and over again if what he saw was real.
That's right, this is a Luna Chain… a Luna Chain forged by the highest moon god at that time.
And it… can simultaneously equip a whole 15 energy crystals or energy orbs! Of them 12 sockets can be equipped with crystals or orbs of any grade!
At the beginning when the Novice Village Village Chief introduced Luna Chains to him, he once had a face of longing while mentioning that the strongest Luna Chain that has appeared in the history of Forgotten continent could simultaneously equip 7 energy crystals or orbs. And that Luna Chain is already the strongest Luna Chain that people know of, it can be considered a myth like existence.
And this one in his hands, is one that can equip a whole 15 crystals/orbs!! It is over double that of the strongest Luna Chain that the Village Chief mentioned!!
With every extra socketable hole on a Luna Chain it means that it can further increase an extra attribute. Its effect is essentially the same as having an extra item equipped. Because of that, even with a difference of one socket the value of Luna Chains will still greatly differ. Just like how a 2 socket Luna Chain and a 3 socket Luna Chain are two completely different concepts, 3 socket Luna Chains and 4 socket Luna Chains are also incomparable. A 7 socket Luna Chain… In people's hearts that is a mythical item that is unable to be hoped for and can only be looked up at. A 15 socket Luna Chain… If this kind of item appeared, it would be enough to shock the soul out of a grandmaster…This is a complete and thorough cheat item. You can imagine how scarily a person's strength would jump if one were to fill up the 15 sockets.
At the same time, these 15 energy sockets also each have their own exclusive orb. The 12 horizontal socket have "God Orbs" — Which are 12 Mysterious God grade energy orbs. As for the middle three sockets, they are actually 3 "Saint Orbs" — Saint Destroyer orbs!
They are the "Pillars of Strength" mentioned in Lunar Scourge's origin?
Ling Chen's wrist slightly trembled. He had already confirmed that this Lunar Scourge was definitely not some ordinary item, but no matter what he would never have thought that the it would be so extraordinary to such an extent. A Luna Chain with 15 socketable holes… If he did not see its attributes with his own eye but was instead told by another person, he would definitely not have believed in the existence of such a game breaking item.
In his deep excitement, Ling Chen continued to look at its additional attributes…
[Heaven's Jealousy]: The amount of EXP required for you to level up is 200% of the normal state, the amount of SP required for your skills to upgrade is 200% of the normal state, after death your level will directly return to 0. Permanent effect, cannot be removed. offset or deactivated.
[Heaven's Wrath]: The way of the shura, there is not return, determined to walk this path, heaven's wrath you will suffer.
Ling Chen: "…"
Ling Chen: "..."
Ling Chen: "Son of a! @#￥%…"
Ling Chen rapidly called out his status page, finding out that his experience bar which was initially at LV9 50%, has now become LV9 25%! The corners of his lips twitched, he then hurriedly opened his skill page and looked towards the "Soul Sacrifice" skill… SP to Upgrade to LV3: 10000.
Ling Chen: (⊙o⊙)!!!! (TL: I shit you not.)
Suddenly glimpsing that there were additional attributes, Ling Chen's mood became increasingly excited… Because when the village chief was introducing Luna Chain's he never mentioned at all that there existed Luna Chains with additional stats. But when he saw clearly those two additional attributes it was like having a bucket of cold water poured on him, completely dowsing his expectations, even a large part of the massive excitement from before had been drowned out. The explanation for "Heaven's Wrath" he doesn't understand, but that "Heaven's Jealousy" is definitely the cruelest debuff effect that Ling Chen has ever seen in his life.
The experience required to level up is 200% of the regular amount, this means that at the same level the difficulty for him to level up is double that of the rest of the players! If this was still tolerable, then that amount of SP required to upgrade skills also becoming 200%… This made Ling Chen almost unable to maintain his calmness and start swearing out loud. This made his skill upgrading speed only half of the rest of the players. Looking at that "10000" SP required for Soul Sacrifice to upgrade from LV2 to LV3, Ling Chen even had the thought of dying. Only gaining 1000 SP by going through all kinds of hardships and exterminating a Faerie BOSS… These 10000 points, he didn't know how many years and months he would have to work for!? Not to mention it's not just this one skill, the SP required for all of his skills to upgrade is also double the regular amount!
His leveling speed is half of the rest of the players, his skill upgrading speed is half of the rest of the players… As a Luna Chain its attributes are extremely terrifying. But as long as he has it equipped his growth speed will be dragged down extremely seriously. Even though he can equip at most 15 energy crystals or orbs. But at the current initial stage, all he can find are some energy crystals of the lowest grade and only one energy orb… the Heartless Orb that he got from the Greedy Giant Toad. Besides that, he understands very clearly that wanting to gain an energy orb, or even a higher grade energy crystal is extremely difficult. As for the the exclusive God Orbs and Saint Orbs for Lunar Scourge… who the hell knows where they are, or even if they still exist. As an item that the god clan is determined to destroy, maybe its exclusive God Orbs and Saint Orbs have already been destroyed.
As a result, at least for the moment, the negative impact that Lunar Scourge brings to him is far greater than the positive influence. There simply isn't a single player that can bear this kind of unbelievably ruthless negative impact.
Ling Chen immediately attempted to to take off Lunar Scourge… Without any luck, a system notification followed up beside his ears "Ding… Lunar Scourge is a forced equipment, cannot be unequipped."
In Lunar Scourge's attributes, it is clearly labelled "Cannot be unequipped" these three words. This is the first time that Ling Chen has heard of and seen a piece of equipment with such an attribute.
"How do I take it off!" Ling Chen lifts his head, staring at the witch and asking. If he can unequip it, then before gaining enough high grade energy crystals or orbs to offset its negative impact, he will definitely not equip this major drag of an item.
Qi Yue's fine eyebrow curved, smiling and saying: "Once Lunar Scourge has been conquered, it will forcibly attach itself, because right now it is an existence that depends on you. If it leaves you, it will "die". So, unless you can find all of its exclusive orbs, there isn't any way to take it off. But, why does little master want to take it off? Could it be that you dislike it, or do you think that I'm not beautiful enough?"
"… There's really no way to take it off?" Ling Chen didn't give up continuing to ask.
Qi Yue pursed her lips, giving a sweet smile: "I just said, as long as you can find its 15 exclusive orbs, letting it possess a complete spirit and return to its full strength, little master will be able to take it off at any time. At that time, I will also be able to break away from Lunar Scourge and exist independently.
"… Then, the effect of this 'Heaven's Jealousy', is there a way to deactivate it! Even though he understands in his heart that the hope of receiving a positive response is next to nothing, Ling Chen still asked unresigned. Truly the most loathed, most unlucky item, this negative effect is practically crippling.
"Of course not." Qi Yue curved her lips responding, the corners of her lips carrying a faint smile. Of course she knows what Ling Chen is upset about. Probably anyone would have this kind of reaction if they unexpectedly saw the negative impact brought by Lunar Scourge. Although…
This response made Ling Chen let out a small sigh, but also feel helpless. He stayed silent for a decent amount of time… Does this mean that from now on I will have to bear this negative influence at all times in the Mystic Moon world!? Levelling speed is 1 fold slower that the rest of the players, skill upgrading difficulty is double of the rest of the players. A strong feeling of dejectedness built up in his heart, but was then quickly resolved. Lunar Scourge cannot be unequipped, the effect of "Heaven's Jealousy" cannot be deactivated, then, he can only bear it.
I should trust, that even if my one step can only cross out not even half the distance of other players, I will definitely not be worse than anyone! On the contrary, I still have to be superior to everybody else! Even though there is this ruthless negative effect, but Lunar Scourge's strength is undoubtable. Even though its negative impact is far greater than the positive at the beginning, but at the later stages, it will definitely be able to display its godly power.