Chapter 1729: 1729
“Guild Leader, both the Battle Arenas in Stone Forest Town and Zero Wing City are crowded with players right now . If we split some of these Magic Towers to our other locations, we’ll definitely increase our profit margins from both Battle Arenas . Silverwing Town is only Basic rank right now . It can only accommodate so many players at a time . It wouldn’t be wise to build all five Magic Towers here,” Aqua Rose advised . “Moreover, concentrating all of our resources in a single location won’t be good for the Guild’s development . If we share some with the Branch Guild in the Black Dragon Empire, developing Snow’s side will proceed far more smoothly . ”
Zero Wing was the number one Guild in Star-Moon Kingdom, but that wasn’t the case in the Black Dragon Empire .
Not only did the empire have plenty of large Guilds, but it also had more than enough first-rate Guilds . The competition between Guilds in the empire was intense . Although large-scale Guild wars weren’t frequent, small skirmishes involving teams of hundreds occurred almost daily . If Zero Wing wished to increase its influence in the empire, it would have to get involved in even more skirmishes . Meanwhile, this would no doubt increase the Guild’s expenditure .
After fighting in multiple and consecutive large-scale wars, Zero Wing had exhausted most of its savings . Unlike other kingdoms and empires’ various large Guilds, Zero Wing no longer had a reserve of funds and resources it could rely on to develop steadily .
The situation in the Black Dragon Empire was much more stable than in Star-Moon Kingdom . Aside from small skirmishes, the Guilds in the empire didn’t really encounter a lot of problems in their development . As a result, Guilds there developed much quicker than the Guilds in Star-Moon Kingdom . The empire’s Guild players had much higher equipment level and quality than that of Star-Moon Kingdom’s Guild players . Many of the empire’s Guild experts had also begun challenging their Tier 2 Promotion Quests . In fact, the first-rate Guilds there had even started raiding Level 50 super-large-scale Team Dungeons .
“There’s no need for that right now . Silverwing Town takes precedence over everything . When we have enough resources, try to build as many Defense Turrets in the town as possible,” Shi Feng said, shaking his head . “While Silverwing Town has already been established, it’s still uncertain if Zero Wing can actually defend it . ”
Although there were plenty of resources available in the Black Dragon Empire, the Orc Empire’s Primordial Divine Ruin was much more important .
It might be a different story if the Orc Empire’s Primordial Divine Ruin was an ordinary one, but housing a passage to Primordial City increased its value by several times . Stone Forest Town couldn’t compare to Silverwing Town’s potential value .
Previously, Stone Forest Town had only managed to attract so many players because the Stoneclaw Mountains turned into a Regional Dungeon . After players reached Level 50, the Stoneclaw Mountains weren’t accessible to them . However, a Primordial Divine Ruin that was connected to Primordial City would never fall behind the times .
Even superpowers had gone all-out to monopolize Primordial Divine Ruins with a pathway to Primordial City .
This was because Primordial City offered quite a bit of help to players as they challenged their Promotion Quests . Although players received less help from Primordial City as they reached higher tiers, as long as the city was even the slightest bit helpful, it was still extremely valuable .
The various superpowers had yet to realize the true value of Primordial City . They merely treated it as a source of combat techniques and some other valuable resources . Hence, they still held a wait-and-see attitude in regard to Silverwing Town . Once they discovered Primordial City’s true value, however, they would do everything they could to obtain Silverwing Town . Beast Emperor would be the least of Zero Wing’s worries…
Zero Wing needed to strengthen Silverwing Town to the best of its abilities .
Aqua Rose gawked at Shi Feng’s reply . She felt that Shi Feng was simply insane . Not only did he want to build five Magic Towers in Silverwing Town, but he even planned on constructing a large number of Defense Turrets . Was he trying to turn Silverwing Town into a fortress?
If the other Guild’ upper echelons found out, they would definitely curse Shi Feng’s wasteful behavior .
Seeing as Shi Feng had no intention of changing his mind, Aqua Rose gave up on persuading him and started designating work for the Basic and Intermediate Architects .
As Silverwing Town had just recently been built, aside from some basic constructions and a few wandering NPCs, the town had practically nothing in it .
Fortunately, Aqua Rose had brought over 600 Basic and Intermediate Architects with her this time, and since they only had to build basic constructions, their building speed was extremely fast .
The players observing Silverwing Town from afar quickly discovered the emergence of bars, hotels, smithies, restaurants, and Shops in the town’s empty spaces one after another .
When they saw the smithies in the town, their eyes glowed with excitement .
Although they could obtain a lot of resources and Contribution Points from fighting in the Orc Empire, fighting the empire’s monsters put an unprecedented burden on their weapons and equipment . At most, their weapons could last through one day of grinding .
Despite the Orc Empire being such a large map, Guilds had only captured four towns thus far . Moreover, all four of the Guild Towns were in the empire’s outer area . If they wanted a fruitful harvest, they needed to grind in the neutral map’s inner area at the very least . A round trip between the empire’s inner and outer areas took over ten hours even on a Mount . During the trip, there was even a risk of encountering a mid-sized or large-sized Orc patrol squad . If a team came across such a patrol squad, it would either get annihilated or suffer severe losses .
On the other hand, not only was Silverwing Town located right beside the Primordial Divine Ruin, but it was also close to the empire’s inner area . Even if they couldn’t enter the Primordial Divine Ruin, they could travel into the Orc Empire’s inner area via Silverwing Town .
Shi Feng reached the Guild Hall’s first underground floor .
Standing inside the magic array carved in the center of the floor, Shi Feng took out the Hero’s Chapter to summon Craig Midlands .
Originally, Shi Feng had intended to use this Hero’s Chapter on Zero Wing City . However, to increase Silverwing Town’s security, he decided to use it on his newly-acquired town instead .
He placed the Hero’s Chapter on the magic array’s core and started chanting the activation sequence .
System: Discovered Specified Hero’s Chapter . Do you wish to pay 3,000 Magic Crystal to summon the specified hero?
Three thousand crystals?! How fraudulent! Shi Feng was astonished by the price .
Even during his previous life, the most expensive Specified Hero he summoned only cost 1,000 Magic Crystals . However, that wasn’t the worst part . After all, to the current Zero Wing, 3,000 Magic Crystals was nothing at all .
It was a different story if this was the cost of summoning a Hero via a Hero’s Chapter . After players summoned a Hero, they had to pay half the summoning cost every day to maintain the Hero’s Mana Body .
In other words, after summoning Craig Midlands, he would have to pay 1,500 Magic Crystals every day to maintain the Hero’s existence .
This price was the equivalent of three Magic Towers’ operating cost!
In the end, however, Shi Feng gritted his teeth and chose to proceed with the summoning .
Immediately, 3,000 Magic Crystals vanished from Shi Feng’s bag space . The Mana inside the Guild Hall rapidly gathered in the magic array, visibly condensing into white mist . The mist further condensed into Liquid Mana, which gradually on a human form . Once the human form was complete, the Liquid Mana released a blinding glow .
The Hero’s Chapter, which hovered above the magic array, transformed into lines of divine runes that merged with the Liquid Mana .
Once the divine runes had fully merged with the Liquid Mana, the blinding glow dissipated . When Shi Feng opened his eyes again, he saw a middle-aged man before him . The middle-aged man was clad in white robes and wore a golden crown . He also wielded a purple-gold, crystalline staff .
Taking a closer look, Shi Feng noticed white mist made of Mana circulating the middle-aged man’s body . It was as if the Elemental Mana within the floor had submitted to this middle-aged man and moved at the man’s will .
So, this is the Magic King Craig Midlands? Shi Feng could feel that even if he had the Attributes of a Level 66, Tier 3 player right now, he was still insignificant before the Level 66, Tier 3 Magic King .
Before Shi Feng could inspect Craig Midlands’s Attribute Panel, he received a series of system announcements .