The World Online - Chapter 176
Chapter 176 - Grade 2 City
Qingyang temple, Silence room
Ouyang Shuo and Ge Yan sat face to face, cross-legged. The middle of them was a few teaware, and Ge Yan was making tea. As for Bing'er, the little priest brought her to play in the temple.
Ge Yan passed a cup of the tea that he had brewed to Ouyang Shuo.
Ouyang Shuo took it, drank a mouthful and exclaimed, ’’Good tea!’’ The tea was the white tea that Ouyang Shuo had sent someone to deliver. The water, on the other hand, was Ge Yan's secret. Hence, the tea had a different taste to it.
Ge Yan smiled and didn't stay a thing, looking at Ouyang Shuo. ’’Sire, did you meet with some good fortune lately? On your body, I sense a smell and aura that belongs to Taoism.’’
Ouyang Shuo was astonished. This Ge Yan was not simple. He could detect the internal chi in his body. In this period, he practiced diligently and had already reached the second layer.
In the second layer of the Yellow Emperor Internal Cultivation Technique, the upper limit of internal strength reached 1000 points. However, Ouyang Shuo could only rotate 5 cycles a day. Which meant that at this speed, he needed half a year to be able to reach the third layer.
Such a slow cultivation speed made him feel anxious. He was thinking whether his cultivation method was wrong. One must know that the Yellow Emperor Internal Cultivation Technique had 12 levels, and with this speed even if the trainee 10 years, he or she wouldn't be able to reach the peak.
Ge Yan was a Taoist and the Yellow Emperor Internal Cultivation Technique could be considered Taoist, so maybe he has some methods. Ouyang Shuo thought about it. Perhaps his chance was right in front of him.
Ouyang Shuo didn't dare to take this too lightly and said respectfully, ’’I don't want to hide from you, I've fortunately obtained the Yellow Emperor Internal Cultivation Technique. I've practiced it for a while and found that my cultivation speed is very slow. Hopefully, you can give me some tips.’’
Ge Yan laughed. ’’Sire sure has good fortune, the Yellow Emperor Internal Cultivation Technique of the Taoist secret manuals is considered one of the best. Sire isn't a Taoist and doesn't read scriptures. Of course it's difficult to cultivate.’’
Ouyang Shuo nodded. So that was it.
Ouyang Shuo stood up and bowed to Ge Yan. ’’Please take me as your disciple.’’
Ge Yan accepted it and asked Ouyang Shuo to sit down once again. ’’Sire is the lord, a rank 1 earl. You are destined for greatness;I don't dare to accept you as my disciple.’’
Ouyang Shuo was anxious and wanted to bow once more.
Ge Yan stopped him. ’’Sire doesn't need to be too rash. Although I'm unable to take you as my disciple, I can teach you about Taoism. When sire goes home, as long as you explore more about Taoism, you will receive a lot of benefits.’’
Ouyang Shuo calmed down, as he had finally had a method.
The two of them sat still once again, and Ge Yan started to give Ouyang Shuo a lecture about Taoism.
This lecture lasted for two hours. Finally, a system notification sounded in Ouyang Shuo's ears.
’’System notification: Congratulations player Qiyue Wuyi for getting advice from Ge Yan, understanding Taoism, observing the ways of the heavens and understanding how to cultivate. As for specific details, please explore on your own.’’
Although the system said he had gained something, Ouyang Shuo didn't know what effects he had gotten. Only after going home and cultivating the Yellow Emperor Internal Cultivation Technique would he be able to find out.
When it was closer to noon, Ouyang Shuo brought Bing'er and had a meal at the Qingyang Temple before leaving. Before leaving, Ge Yan gave Ouyang Shuo some Taoist scriptures for him to explore and understand.
On the way back, Bing'er asked curiously, ’’Brother, what did you and that uncle talk about in the morning? Y'all talked for so long. I was so bored.’’
She was such an active and curious little brat. Ouyang Shuo laughed. ’’We talked about the path of cultivation.’’
’’What is cultivation?’’
’’Cultivation is the school that adults go to.’’ Ouyang Shuo could only explain it that way.
’’Oh, so brother was just going to school.’’ Hearing that, Bing'er lost all interest.
Returning to the lord's manor, Ouyang Shuo asked Bing'er to find Zisu to play with her. He went back to his room and started cultivating the Yellow Emperor Internal Cultivation Technique.
After rotating one cycle, Ouyang Shuo was delighted.
Now he found that rotating one cycle could increase his internal strength by 4 points. This meant that his cultivation speed had increased by four times. Ouyang Shuo didn't dare to take it for granted and started working hard, continuing his training.
After he rotated 5 cycles, his meridians felt sore and painful. He had no choice but to stop. It seemed that Ge Yan's advice rose the quality of his internal strength but not the number of times that he could rotate it.
Even so, Ouyang Shuo was delighted. After all, he initially needed half a year to reach the third layer and now he could do it in one and a half month. As long as he persisted and studied Taoist scriptures, he could definitely raise his cultivation speed. His future was looking very bright.
After he finished his cultivation, it was already 4 PM.
He walked out of his room and into the front yard to deal with administrative matters.
On the 13th day of the 6th month, Consonance Town had successfully defended and became the 5th city in China.
Two days later, Shanhai City had reached the max population.
Ouyang Shuo walked into the meeting hall and softly requested to upgrade. A white light shone across, and in the middle of the hall, a golden stone steele rose from the ground. He pressed his right hand onto it, and the system notification sounded.
’’System notification: checking Shanhai City upgrade requirements...’’
’’Requirement 1: Population has reached upper limit, requirement met!’’
’’Requirement 2: All basic buildings have been built, requirement met!’’
’’Requirement 3: Lord is at least rank 2 earl, requirement met!’’
’’System notification: Congratulations player Qiyue Wuyi's Shanhai City for meeting all upgrade requirements, would you like to upgrade?’’
From the stone steele, a golden light shot up into the sky and burst apart, turning into a golden luster and spreading towards the new borders of the territory before disappearing.
’’System notification: Congratulations player Qiyue Wuyi for being the first lord in China region to upgrade from grade 1 city to grade 2 city, rewarded 2200 merit points!’’
’’System notification: Congratulations player Qiyue Wuyi for being the first lord in the Chinese region...’’
’’System notification: Congratulations player Qiyue Wuyi....’’
Shanhai City had once again taken the lead and became the only grade 2 city in the Chinese region.
’’System notification: Congratulations player Qiyue Wuyi for upgrading to grade 2 city. Randomly selecting 3 grade 2 city basic buildings, the player can choose one.’’
’’System notification: Random selection completed. The buildings are Theater, Shanchuan Altar, and Sheji Altar. Please choose!’’
’’I choose the theater!’’
’’System notification: The building is automatically built. Player, please take a look!’’
A white light shone across, and the golden stone steele sank back into the ground. Ouyang Shuo took the time to check the stats of Shanhai City.
【Territory】: Shanhai City (Grade 2 city)
【Lord】: Qiyue Wuyi (first class earl)
【Title】: The World's First City (Increase town fame by 30%)
【Refugee Spawn Rate】: 200 * (1 + 50%) = 300/day
【Territory area】: 5000 square kilometers
【Territory Unique Characteristic】:
+50% Refugee attraction rate, +25% Special talented people attraction rate, +50% Crop production rate, +25% Productivity of workers, +20% Experience earned by troops, +10% Chances of talented people in the territory to advance a level
【Political】: 60/100 (Affecting the administrative efficiency and morale)
【Economic】: 55/100 (Affecting the trading prosperity and tax)
【Cultural】: 55/100 (Affecting the education development and quality of residents)
【Military】: 60/100 (Affecting the military strength and stability)
【Subsidiary Village】: Beihai city, Qiushui town, Friendship town
【Territory fund】: Four Sea Bank
【Territory Association】: Textile Association, Fisherman Association
【Territory Industry Properties】: Bei Mu Saltpan, Langshan Mine, West City Ranch, Jifeng Valley horse stables
【Territory Specialties】: Lianzhou three flower wine, Colored silk, White tea
【Special Building】: Lianzhou College, Beihai Bay, Sangu hotel, Qingyang Guan
【Hidden Building】: Ma Zu Temple (Sealed), Recruitment Hall, Yellow Emperor Temple
Basic buildings list:
【Theater】: A building used for theatrical performances. Building requirements: Troupe, Theater building blueprints, 8000 units of wood, 4000 units of green brick, 5000 units of stone. Building time: 10 days. (Note: This building was built automatically)
Chess courtyard: A courtyard to play chess. Building requirements: Chess player, Chess courtyard building blueprints, 8000 units of wood, 4000 units of green brick, 5000 units of stone. Building time: 10 days.
Shanchuan Altar: Palace to pray to and respect god Xiannong. Building requirements: Shanchuan building blueprints, 2000 units of wood, 8000 units of green brick, 8000 units of stone. Building time: 10 days.
Sheji Altar: A place to pray and respect God She and God Ji. Building requirements: Sheji building blueprints, 2000 units of wood, 8000 units of green brick, 8000 units of stone. Building time: 10 days
Calendar altar: A place to worship the spirits and gods. Building requirements: Calendar altar building blueprints, 2000 units of wood, 8000 units of green brick, 8000 units of stone. Building time: 10 days
All the 5 basic buildings for a grade 2 city were all culture buildings. Even at grade 1 city, the culture buildings were the main basic buildings.
The Shanchuan Altar, Sheji Altar and calendar altar were the three altars that a city needed to have. Shanchuan Altar was located in the southern suburbs outside the city, known as South Altar;Sheji Altar was in the northwest suburbs, known as the west altar;the Calendar Altar was in the northern suburbs and known as the North Altar.