Chapter 92: “The King of Shrimp”
Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
This fishing spot was indeed where the most Mantis Shrimp were. In less than five minutes, there was movement in the net.
Mo Song quietly peeked the camera over. Long-winded, Scrupulous Son understood and carefully lifted the net pocket upwards to reveal the dense Mantis Shrimp inside.
Each of them was the length of a grown man’s index finger. The shrimp shell was a light gray, while the inside of the shrimp flesh was still a bit transparent. When the shrimp body turned over, they could still see a section that was white and looked very fat.
The picture was strangely stagnant. Long-winded, Scrupulous Son gave a dry cough, and seemingly unintentionally he said, “A single net of Mantis Shrimp should have forty to fifty of them. Later I will pick out the largest ten of them to feed the Taming Grass Ball. The rest I will take back to deal with.”
Some people in the pop-ups had already exposed him on the spot, [Humph! We want to see how to deal with them! Do not gulp, ah! You are greedy for their bodies, you cheapo!!!]
Long-winded, Scrupulous Son saw what the audience said, and didn’t have the heart to admit that yes, he was greedy for the rest of the shrimp. Ready to coat them in pepper salt flavor.
The viewers were so angry that they cursed in the pop-ups that they still could see but not eat.
Mo Song saw the situation and hurriedly pulled the topic back strongly, “Well, well. Now that the Mantis Shrimp have been caught, let’s wait for Long-winded, Scrupulous Son to take them in. The most exciting moment is coming!”
Long-winded, Scrupulous Son took out two buckets from his backpack, and poured all the shrimp he caught into one of them, and then carefully selected them. He picked out the largest and strongest ten of them and put them into the other bucket. The rest of the Mantis Shrimp were put into the backpack, and the next second there was a lime green ball in his hand.
“I’ll start here. Whether my intention succeeds or not, depends on this one Grass Ball!” Long-winded, Scrupulous Son said confidently. According to Tang Ying’s words, the Grass Ball could be broken up and fed to the bucket of Mantis Shrimp to eat.
The Taming Grass Ball was really the village chief’s product, and it must be a fine product. Not only were the animals on the ground running to eat it, those that swam in the water also liked it.
As soon as the Grass Ball crumbled into the bucket, it attracted the prawns who scrambled. They were afraid of being stepped on by their brothers and sisters and getting less to eat. The ball that was crushed into the bucket, didn’t survive more than three seconds, before it was all eaten by the shrimp.
The live footage shot was close so the viewers watched with great interest. There were people who felt a wave of compulsion.
As the Grass Ball in the hands of Long-winded, Scrupulous Son became a little smaller, it meant that this feeding would soon come to an end. In the end, he would soon have the answer, whether he would get a string of ten Mantis Shrimp to follow him as pets, or get a gorgeous huge Mantis Shrimp.
Finally, the Taming Grass Ball was all fed. Long-winded, Scrupulous Son’s smiling expression became serious. He held his breath, as he waited for the final pronouncement of fate.
Fate (Bai Li) did not let him down.
When the Mantis Shrimp finished the last bite of the Taming Grass Ball, the system message and the world notice appeared together.
[Congratulations to player Long-winded, Scrupulous Son, who was recognized by the “Mantis Shrimp” and received the pets “Mantis Shrimp (10)” and the title “King of Mantis Shrimp”!]
Long-winded, Scrupulous Son froze, his eyes gradually glowed from darkness to brightness at the critical point. He first checked the pet panel, and after seeing one of the skills, he immediately yelled, “It’s done!”
Mo Song and the audience in the broadcast room were also brought back to their senses by his roar, and after realizing what he had said, there was a strong curiosity.
“Long-winded, Scrupulous Son, can these shrimp really turn into super-sized shrimp? Do you want to show it to the audience?” Mo Song rubbed his hands excitedly.
“Sure, I’ll let them try it here.” After the initial excitement, Long-winded, Scrupulous Son quickly regained his composure and put on a calm face. He tried to put on a superior posture, but broke down after clicking on the ‘Mantis Shrimp Merge’ skill.
Only to see the original head and tail connected to a Mantis Shrimp suddenly become agitated, they let go of the tail of their companions, shrimp body flick, playing a stack. In the process of the rapid stacking of prawns, they also burst out a dazzling white light, white light brighter and brighter, bigger and bigger, and squeezed aside the two standing beside Long-winded, Scrupulous Son and Mo Song.
The two looked at each other in confusion.
The white light lasted about 10 seconds, and after the light slowly faded a huge, red shrimp appeared in front of the two. It was more than three meters long, back bent and bowed almost a meter high. A pair of fist-sized eyes blinked at Long-winded, Scrupulous Son and gave him a look from which there was worship and obedience.
However with such big shrimp eyes staring at him, Long-winded, Scrupulous Son’s heart was actually a little weak. Afraid that the other side would be reluctant, the newest title that came to him came to mind when he noticed the shrimp’s eyes.
‘King of Shrimp’ could be obtained by taking ten or more shrimp animals at the same time, and would increase the good feeling value with shrimp pets by 50% when worn.
What does this mean? It means that this prawn in front of him will never hurt him.
Long-winded, Scrupulous Son felt that he could not believe in the instincts of animals, but he could certainly believe in everything the game gave him. So, under Mo Song’s lustful gaze, and the screaming, chicken-like, non-stop pop-ups from the live viewers, he reached out and touched the prawn’s lowered head.
This action seemed to be very helpful to the prawn. Its big eyes went from their black, round form into a Q version of smile squinted eyes. It really was quite cute.
Ten minutes later, Mo Song sat stiffly on the back of the Mantis Shrimp, having allowed the live camera to follow automatically, and was inwardly torn about whether to hold the waist of the person in front of him. He felt that he should grab something, but then there was a “boom boom boom” of N legs together moving with force, like an old train, as the Mantis Shrimp moved.
Seated in the front and holding the reins in his hand, Long-winded, Scrupulous Son didn’t feel much, only the speed of the shrimp and the feeling of the wind. The walk from the entrance of the village to the mouth of the sea had taken over half an hour, but riding the prawn back took less than ten minutes. How efficient, ah!
The viewers in the live broadcast room had gone crazy with laughter.
[Hahahahaha! Long-winded, Scrupulous Son, quickly look behind you, ah! Blunt Opinion’s ass has broken! Hahahaha! That unbearable expression! I can laugh for a whole year!]
[Got to get the emoji packet, need brothers after the live to private chat me, ah…]
[Anchor, hold on. I have seen the village, and victory is just around the corner. I hope your balls are okay!]
[Pff Hahahahaha! I didn’t think there would be a day when the eggs were broken from a vehicle…]
[Tears for the anchor’s balls! TAT.]
[The front, you…]
When Mo Song got off the Mantis Shrimp with shaky feet, he was confronted with the strange rumor that ‘the famous anchor’s eggs were broken because he was riding in a new type of transportation.’
Mo Song, ?????
No? He was just inexperienced because it was his first time riding the shrimp. His expression was a little grim. How could his eggs break! What was wrong with the audience this year? Couldn’t they think of him in a good way?
Without waiting for him to explain a few words to the audience and thank them for their concerns about his eggs, he and Long-winded, Scrupulous Son were surrounded by people.
“Wow, is this the Mantis Shrimp you caught Long-winded, Scrupulous Son? It’s really bigger and more dominant than the one I saw from the live stream. Hey, hey, can I touch it?”
“Brother, awesome! That you could think of this kind of idea, your imagination has wings! It’s a pity that we can’t replicate your success like this…”
“Hey, it seems that this Mantis Shrimp became bigger because of the skills, right? So, even if someone follows the wind to catch, it’s not always possible to catch the Mantis Shrimp with combined skills. It all depends on fate, ah. So, brother, your big Mantis Shrimp, can we touch it or not?”
The players who rushed there chattered, praising Long-winded, Scrupulous Son’s good luck, while revealing their desire to touch the shrimp. Of course, if Long-winded, Scrupulous Son was willing to take them for a ride on the Mantis Shrimp, they would not refuse that either.
Long-winded, Scrupulous Son was very pleased with the crowd’s praise, and graciously agreed to the players’ request to touch, but also gave them a limited time. Each person was only allowed to touch for five seconds. If they touched it for a long time, his big baby was going to get angry.
As for driving them around? Do not even think about it. He wasn’t short of money, and wasn’t in the carriage business.
Gray Scales and his companions had also come over to see the fun, and saw them return on the Mantis Shrimp. Long-winded, Scrupulous Son saw that, coincidentally, he had brought over his wild boar pet.
Wasn’t the boar more of a mount compared to the Mantis Shrimp?
Thinking of that, their hearts filled with fire.
Among so many people who were full of curiosity and surprise, only one person was in tears. He was wearing a black fashion with dark embroidery pattern, looking at the young man who was so proud not far away. He could not wait to find a tree and crash to death. Ai! If he had known that only one Taming Grass Ball could give such a powerful pet, he would not have traded it out because of greed.
As expected, no item in the game was ordinary. There were no trash items, only idiots who couldn’t use them perfectly.
Woo, hoo, hoo!
However, even if the players were more moved and wanted to find special pets in the game, they had no chance for the time being, as the day after the appearance of the combined Mantis Shrimp, the last Taming Grass Ball was used up.
The player who received the combined pet was naturally satisfied, and those who didn’t hunkered down and waited for the next opportunity to come. The players who could not easily collect their minds once again turned their attention to the ‘village chief’s residence’ task which was half completed. They held their breath as they frantically collected and submitted materials, and the points of every player on the contribution list were rising. First place was occupied by What are you playing?
By the end of February 12, the soil, stone, copper, wood, flower seeds and silver ore had all been collected. The remaining glazed stones, koi, and cherished tree seeds were only a few dozen short. The players were certain that the next day, February 13, was when this mission would be successfully completed.
In the early hours of the morning, a new post appeared in the ‘Holographic Game Design Competition’ forum.
[Carefree Farmstead’s ‘village chief’s residence’ task will be completed soon. The first place in the contribution list can have the right to name the village. Give the village a good name. Does anyone have any suggestions?]
Cloud players who began water posting as soon as they saw this title; they instantly came to life. To give a name to the village? Great! Let me do it! It will more or less give some sense of participation in the game ah, ah, ah!