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Chapter 63


Monopoly


Everybody’s position within this temporary team was quite clear, and amongst them, the most obvious ones were Luo Qi and Qian Zhen’s positions that could be seen with a glance.

Song Gui easily assigned everybody the areas that they were responsible for, then asked, “any team should have a captain, is anybody going to recommend?”

The four of them stared at Song Gui, sorry to those who use readers or mtl translations, but this is copy protection. for mtl, simply erase the parts that don’t match the original on the siteand Song Gui said, “okay, I recommend Lu Chu.”

Lu Chu turned to look at him, puzzled.

Song Gui patted him on the shoulder, “Lu Xiaochu, I’m optimistic about you.”

Luo Qi and others nodded, and didn’t object.

They were originally a team of several people with completely different personalities. There was no desire to control anything, and they simply wanted to live on.

While they were talking, a man that Lu Chu had never seen before passed by, all of them immediately stopped chatting.  It was only after the man had left did Song Gui say, “that man’s called Zeng Ziran. I’ve worked with him before, and although he was outstanding in many aspects, he was completely indifferent to the dangers I encountered throughout the whole thing, and just stood by.”

Lu Chu nodded, and kept that in his heart.

Song Gui told everyone the task number, and soon, the time on Lu Chu’s bracelet was about to end so he bid the others goodbye and left the illusion.

Lu Chu stood before the floating rules,read this at The Pota to Room for more danmei, thanks! entered in the number that Song Gui told them, and looked at the tips for the task with countless guesses in his mind.

“Requirements: Complete the game and reach the end.

Clues: Monopoly

Tips: Trust me, luck is your best support.”

He chose to enter the ‘game’ without hesitation.

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After entering the ‘game’, to Lu Chu’s surprise, he felt a strange sense of familiarity.

At this moment, he was sitting at a round wooden table with a total of five chairs around it, and one of the chairs was being occupied by him. Looking around, he could see the bluish black walls, and looking up, there was a spiral staircase heading towards the distant and pointed top. Everything around him resembled the tall tower that he and 7 had entered together when they first met.

Zheng Wei recalled, and muttered, “when Ranran told me that someone was bullying her, I shouldn’t have thought that it was just a joke. I never expected it. Ha, who could have believed of it? That just a couple of thirteen to fourteen-year-old students could do such things.” Zheng Wei said, and looked insane. He took out a sharp utility knife from his pocket, pressed it against the boy’s neck, and his bloodshot eyes were filled anger and resentment. He growled, “then?! What did those people say? They said that these people were still children, they said that they were just playing around, said that they were just ignorant, that we should give them a chance to change!”

With this sense of familiarity, Lu Chu couldn’t help but think of how everything used to be; his loving parents, the obedient Carrot, and his peaceful retirement-like lifestyle.

Zheng Wei sneered, “ha, give them a chance. Then who would give me a chance? Who would give my Ranran a chance to survive? Those insults, beatings, bullying – how should they be counted? If they were just children, then what about my Ranran? A human life. Some of them were just detained by the police for a few months, before being released on the grounds of being a minor.”

Lu Chu soon returned to his senses, and didn’t let himself stay in his memories for too long. What he needed to do now was to look forward, and live well. He’d promised his parents, and 7.

The prejudice in Zheng Wei’s eyes shocked Lu Chu, he said solemnly, “I can’t take it. I can’t wait to turn them to ashes, and let them experience all the methods that they had used to scare Ranran before. Now, there’s only one left.”

Soon, the other four people appeared on their own seats one after another.

After hearing this, Lu Chu looked towards the direction of the washroom. There were six corpses lying there, each with differing methods of death. Without any exception, all of them had died in a bizarre and hideous manner.

After all five of them arrived, the table in front of them immediately started to change. The center of the round table sunk in, and a slightly concave square slowly floated up. There were connected squares around the perimeter of the square, with different symbols floating above each one – a bomb, a heart, ferocious monsters, and on the last square of the grid was a huge, shining golden crown.

The knife in Zheng Wei’s hand pierced into the neck of the last boy, and the blood flowed down the lines of the boy’s skin. He said, “Lu Chu, are you going to stop me?”

At the same time, a dice appeared in everybody’s hands, and there was a piece of paper under the dice, the note stated – a warm reminder, even if you’re in a team, only one player per round will be able to roll the dice.

When she saw this, Yuan Kejie laughed, “the clue was Monopoly, and they’re really letting us play Monopoly?”

Lu Chu took the dice and observed it carefully, and shook his head, “it’s definitely not that simple. Looking at the symbols on this grid, I think that after we throw out the die, it’s very likely that it will be projected into reality.”

Luo Qi was very short, and her feet couldn’t even touch the ground when sitting on the chair. She stretched out her neck to look at the grid on the table, and then simply jumped onto the table nimbly after deciding that it was too much effect. if you see this, this is a scrambled version. please check out the actual site for footnotes and explanations.Squatting on the table, she stretched out her fingers and counted one by one, “one, two, three, four…… fifty-two, other than the starting point, there’s a total of fifty-two squares.”

Song Gui leaned back against the chair, threw the dice in his hand into the air and caught it. He said, “when I saw this mission, I had the same idea that Lu Xiaochu just analyzed.  This type of real-life monopoly game, don’t you think it’s very exciting?”

Qian Zhen objectively evaluated, “only you think so.”

Lu Chu looked through the fifty-two squares one by one, then said, “there’s no floating images on some of the squares, which means that if the number thrown reaches this place, it will not trigger unexpected events, and will be ‘normal.’ However, who knows what’s the standard for ‘normal’ in this ‘game’. The one with a heart symbol is outlined with pink, while the outline of the others are black. This shows that the heart will trigger something ‘good’, but there’s only two of them, so the possibility of getting them is very small. The number that needs to be thrown in Monopoly is inversely proportional to the number of rounds that needs to be played, so the higher we roll, the fewer rounds we need to go through, and the lower the risks we need to take. From these two points, luck is a very important thing.”

He looked down at his wrists, and the time on the bracelet was – 79’59″.

When Song Gui heard this, he caught the dice and held it in his hand. With his hands on the table, he looked at the other four people, “remember what the ‘rules’ said – Trust me, luck is your best support.’ Monopoly is a game that can prove that you’re a lucksack1 Original text uses欧洲人(also the Chinese word for Europeans), which is a slang for a lucky person (usually in games). Since it’s a slang term, lucksack sort of works, how about it? Who here thinks that they’re the luckiest person?”

After entering the ‘game’, their physical qualities would be adjusted, but their fitness and responsiveness would be the same as their original body. Currently, Lu Chu’s biggest disadvantage was that he wasn’t as fit as the others, thus, he couldn’t afford to relax on this for the slightest moment.

Nobody answered.

While he waited, Lu Chu wasn’t idle, and instead, he kept exercising according to the training method that 7 taught him, and rested for a bit when he reached his limit, before continuing on with another round of self-training.

Song Gui smiled and continued, “so, who wants to try it first?”

Surrounding him were a few scattered objects and floating ‘rules’. Lu Chu knew that what he had to do next was to wait for the door to the illusion to open, then meet up with Song Gui and accept the group mission.

Just as he said that, the dice in Luo Qi’s hand had already been thrown onto the middle of the table, after the dice took a few beautiful turns, it safely stopped – on a three.

Luo Qi sneered, “I suspect it’s cheating.”

Song Gui raised his eyebrow, “you delayed my six.”

Luo Qi didn’t care, “it’s impossible.”

Yuan Kejie went along and said, “then after Qiqi, each of us will throw a round, then we’ll go to the next one.”

There was no objection.

Just as they were talking, Thisthe things on the table started tois change, and five paper people scrambledappeared at the start of thecopy Monopoly grid. onThey floated forward together,a then stopped at the third grid. aggre-There wasn’t an image above the third square,gator and this was the ‘normal’ that Lu Chu referred to.site

This was good. They would be able to see what would happen if they didn’t trigger something more dangerous.

After the five paper people stood still, a line of words appeared on the table – twenty-four hours later, the game table will appear again. Have a good game.

Next, the walls of the tower started to become transparent, slowly revealing what the outside looked like.

The five of them stood up and looked out, and the tables and chair disappeared as they did.

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It was dark and gloomy outside the tower. Nature was flourishing, there were gothic buildings and houses scattered around them. The walls of those buildings were a pale bluish-gray, and green moss climbed up from the bottom of their walls. It was quiet and still around them, and together with the dark grey sky, it felt as if everything had declined and the end of the world had arrived.

Lu Chu took the lead and broke the silence, “first, let’s find an empty house for shelter, then look for some suitable weapons.”

The tower disappeared, and said it would reappear after 24 hours, but it didn’t mean that they could simply wait for a whole day to pass in this place. Anything could happen in a ‘game’, and the most unsafe thing would be to sit and wait; everybody knew this well.

Luo Qi cracked her knuckles, “where shall we go?”

He looked down at his wrists, and the time on the bracelet was – 79’59″.

They discussed for a moment, then decided to go north. The house there was the closest to them.

After entering the ‘game’, their physical qualities would be adjusted, but their fitness and responsiveness would be the same as their original body. Currently, Lu Chu’s biggest disadvantage was that he wasn’t as fit as the others, thus, he couldn’t afford to relax on this for the slightest moment.

The sky slowly got darker, and everybody became more vigilant as they paid attention to even the slightest movements.

While he waited, Lu Chu wasn’t idle, and instead, he kept exercising according to the training method that 7 taught him, and rested for a bit when he reached his limit, before continuing on with another round of self-training.

Once they were near the house, nobody dared to immediately enter it, but explored the outside for a while. The houses in this area were all single houses with gardens, and there were obviously no people living inside. The yards were overgrown with weeds, the trees were lush, and it looked very alive, yet it was so silent that one couldn’t even hear the sound of crickets.

Surrounding him were a few scattered objects and floating ‘rules’. Lu Chu knew that what he had to do next was to wait for the door to the illusion to open, then meet up with Song Gui and accept the group mission.

The walls and gates of this yard were surrounded by an ordinary fence, and the fence was covered in thick vines, so although it got in the way, it was still an easy climb.

Time passed by quickly as he trained, and before Lu Chu knew it, the familiar door appeared in front of him again, and inside it was still the same unfathomable black mass.

After confirming that there was no danger, everyone cautiously flipped over the wall into the courtyard.

Luo Qi went over and pushed the door open. It was locked.

When she saw this, Yuan Kejie stepped forward, picked up a slender bamboo stick from the ground and inserted it into the keyhole. With a few clicks, the door opened.

Lu Chu praised, “a very useful skill.”

Yuan Kejie said, “it’s really useful. If any of you wants to learn, I can teach you.”

Song Gui touched his chin, “then we’ll have to pick a safe time.”

It would be safe enough in the illusion.

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They walked into the house, and Qian Zhen, who was walking at the back, didn’t forget to lock the door.

After going up and down the house to ensure that there was no danger, everybody started to search for weapons in the house that suited them.

Luo Qi only picked the largest and heaviest weapons, this time, she chose a huge shovel, and then took out a grindstone that she had gotten from goodness know where, and started to sharpen the shovel’s edge. Qian Zhen chose a fire axe, and then fixed the stick of the fire axe and an iron rod together, increasing the range of damage.

The others didn’t manage to find a weapon that suited them, so they could only take something to defend themselves first. Lu Chu took the large boning knife he found in the kitchen, and he also learnt from what Qian Zhen did and tied an iron rod to it. Song Gui found a pistol with a number of bullets, but there would be a time where the bullets would run out, so he also tied two more bladed tools at his waist. 2word used is 管制刀具 [regulated tools], which refers to a variety of tools are that regulated in China. For example, some daggers, switchblades, etc Yuan Kejie didn’t have as much strength as the others, and wielding a knife tied to a iron pipe for a long time could lead to her exhaustion, but she was more flexible, and had a variety of skills. Aafter thinking about it, she finally chose to tie a dagger to the front of a wooden stick. It was useful, only, it wasn’t as lethal.

Time passed by quickly as he trained, and before Lu Chu knew it, the familiar door appeared in front of him again, and inside it was still the same unfathomable black mass.

He didn’t know which part of the ocean that looked real in the distance would be replaced by an illusionary barrier.

When everyone was trying out their weapons, Lu Chu suddenly became alerted, and said, “did you guys smell that?”

When Song Gui saw Lu Chu, he immediately smiled, and excitedly shouted a ‘Lu Xiaochu’ before rushing towards him.

Knowing that Lu Chu’s sense of smell was different from that of ordinary people, Song Gui immediately entered into a state of alert, ” what’s the matter?”

Lu Chu stood and waited at the same spot, and soon, he saw Song Gui coming out from the same door.

Lu Chu looked in the direction of the window, “there’s a, really unpleasant smell.”

Lu Chu looked at the vast ocean, and laughed at himself, thinking that it wasn’t long since he had regained his sight, but he had seen a lot of things. Perhaps, he had to thank these so-called ‘rules’.

“Bad smell?” Yuan Kejie doubted, “I don’t smell anything?”

Lu Chu nimbly dodged to the side to avoid his warm embrace, and Song Gui exclaimed, “wow, Lu Xiaochu, how did you suddenly become so agile? Did you encounter some difficult situation in the last game? Although it’s good to grow while facing hardship, but when I think of you suffering in a place that I don’t know, in my heart, there’s mixed feelings, so many things I want to say yet I cannot, such a speechlessness and choking feeling……”

Lu Chu explained, “just outside the window, a rotten smell, coming closer, and closer……”

Song Gui was on guard, and raised his pistol to point it in the direction of the window.

Although the others did not know what’s going on, but they quickly entered their state, and everybody became on guard.

“They’re here.” Lu Chu said.

The next moment, something started to slam against the wall, and because the windows were covered with dust, they could only see a vague shadow.

The heavy impact only occurred for a few moments. The window was smashed, and ugly monster jumped in. It was nearly two meters in height, and dark andA copy greasy all over, That isexcluding the stench of decay.Scrambled? This monster was hunched over, and it’s long and muscular limbs made its jumping ability very strong. It why nothad a horse-like head and go tomouth, and the teeth in its Themouth were as sharp as an awl, as a yellow Potatosaliva that smelled Roomlike raw meat dripped down.for no scrambles?

Just as everybody was thinking about how to deal with this ugly monster, another identical monster jumped into the house from the window.

Luo Qi held the shovel in both hands, and looking at the broken glass, she said, “this house, has a shitty defense system.”



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  1. jujube

    The group mission looks exciting!

    Thank you for the chapters ♡

  2. Mizushi

    thank you for the chapter!

    zombieeeesss~~

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