Chapter 69- High Housing Price
Three seconds after the voice faded, the sky shed an intense ray of light, which instantly shrouded the entire earth.
All the survivors felt a stabbing pain in their eyes as their vision were completely covered in white. Their body seemed to as if covered in some type of membrane, but no one seemed to perceive it.
After a few seconds, the white light dispersed, and everyone’s line of sight gradually returned to normal.
People outside the main city found no changes had occurred to the surrounding. However, it wasn’t the same for the people inside the main city.
Previously, the main city only had several sparse buildings, while the rest of the areas were in ruins. But now the ruins had disappeared, and its place was a series of buildings. Not only that, the original light screen which covered an area of 10 square kilometers had then expanded by a full four to five times, making it envelope almost half of Xiangcheng City.
In close proximity to the six shops were a series of villas, which looked very luxurious. And in the outer circle were a series of ancient-style lofts, which aligned in rows forming long columns. These lofts were all three floors high. In the most periphery circle, there was a high-rise building, which resembled the previously collapsed buildings.
All those that saw this scene had yet to figure out what’s going on. But a few seconds later, they discovered their mind unexpectedly received some new information, all of which related to these buildings.
At this time, they realized the function of these buildings. Simply put, these buildings were built by God for them to live in. This was also the reward the voice mentioned of a moment ago.
These buildings weren’t ordinary residences. They also differed from the residences built in Luo Feng Village. Of course, there was something they both had in common. Namely, both of them offered cultivation speed bonus to profession.
Of course, this wasn’t a free lunch. In order to live in these buildings, they had to pay a certain amount of power value. People could choose to directly buy the residence, or they could choose to rent them.
In the main city, those rows of villas in the center were without doubt the best, but their price were also appalling. If they wanted to rent them, each month would cost 100,000 power values. As for buying, no one dared think about it.
Yuan Jianze originally thought that after taking control of Xiangcheng City’s main city, he should be very rich. But once he found out the conditions for the usage of these villas, he discovered himself to be a poor person, a very poor person.
However, the benefit of the villa was very tempting to him. Because by cultivating inside, he could double the cultivation speed.
Although it appeared that the daily power value consumption for using the villa was much higher than directly using power value to double the cultivation speed, but after people’s strength increased, and the basic skill reached a certain level, this consumption would instead be lower. Moreover, the maximum capacity of a villa could accommodate up to 10 people. So by this conversion, each person consumed only 300 power values per day, which could be described as dirt cheap.
What was more, the role of the villa wasn’t just for cultivation. It was also a place of shelter, and a symbol of status …
Compared with the high cultivation efficiency of the villa, the lofts in the surrounding was a lot cheaper. But the loft wasn’t sold alone, but in rental units. Each loft has two to five rooms, with price ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 power values per month. Moreover, the cultivation speed bonus wasn’t the same, for loft it’s only 50%. The only difference between lofts were their sizes and the amount of people each could accommodate. By calculation, and if the capacity were full, each person needed to pay 30 power values per day to live in them.
As for the tall building in the most peripheral, it was in fact divided into two types. One type belonged to the apartment-style and suite-style, it had a speed bonus of 20%. The rent for living inside was about 10 power values per person for each day.
The other type was the dormitory-style. Each could accommodate up to 8 people, and had a cultivation speed bonus of 10%. The rent was two power values per person for each day.
It could be seen that God designed the setting to favor the bottom-echelon. As long as the transfer was made to profession, if they wanted to live in an apartment-style or suite-style unit, then it shouldn’t be a problem. Of course, under normal circumstances people would share rent. If the entire family were transferred to profession, then that would be more perfect.
The main city didn’t just have residence buildings, but also a number of shops scattered throughout the main city. As a result, the main city seemed to look more like a city.
Besides the several shops like the blacksmith shop that already existed, there were a few new buildings. These buildings, in addition to the Mercenary Association and the Trial Hall, there was also a pub.
As stated before, the Mercenary Association was where mercenary group were established and upgraded their rank. Trial Hall was a place to entered trial instance. Lastly, contrary to what one might expect, the pub was very extraordinarily.
In fact, out of all the buildings that could be constructed in the territory, Cheng Yang was most grateful of the pub. Although the pub was a place that provided drinks and amusement, but under the rules of God, the pub was endowed with some special functions.
If you ordered a glass of wine at the pub, you could find a seat to sit down. At each seat, there would be virtual screen.
On this virtual screen, anyone could search for information or post information. From a certain perspective, this pub was equivalent to a gaming forum.
Cheng Yang knew all the information around the world in a year’s time in the previous apocalypse, the most fundamental reason was due to this pub. It was precisely because of the pub that humans finally affirmed that the dilemma they were presently facing was indeed a global disaster.
Although Cheng Yang didn’t see the changes in the main city, but he was well aware of what they were. He knew that these buildings would also appear in Luo Feng Village after it was upgraded to level 3.
“Lord, what was that about?” Ma Tao with a look of shock asked Cheng Yang. The others had expression that wasn’t at all any better.
Cheng Yang replied, “Didn’t you hear? Specific details, I’m not sure, but it should be a good thing.”
“But, the God said rewards……” Zhou Jie then said, “Huh? No way, how can I have my own properties panel? Isn’t this unique to only profession?”
Zhou Jie thought he became a profession after finding the properties panel, but his expectation was wrong. Because the properties panel only displayed simple data. It only showed the name, the title non-transfer, and power value amount.
It is clear that Zhou Jie’s current power value amount is zero point.
God gave ordinary people the permission to have power value. Not only in order to give them a chance to live in residences, its main goal was to allow them to transfer to a profession.
Enchanted beasts were very powerful, but only when people were afraid of them. If several people combined their effort, they also had the opportunity to kill an enchanted beast. After all, the intelligence of a first-order enchanted beast wasn’t much higher than an animal. As long as strategies were used, dealing with this kind of enchanted beast was very likely to be successful.
As long as they obtained 10 power values, they would have the authority to transfer. This could also be considered a goal for ordinary people to strive for.
Cheng Yang understood Zhou Jie and the others’ mood, he immediately said, “Don’t worry, you’ll have the opportunity to transfer.”
Upon hearing this, Zhou Jie and the others became relieved a lot. As regard to Cheng Yang’s words, they were also very clear that this was just a chance. In order to seize this chance, you had to follow Luo Feng Village’s management, or rather Cheng Yang’s management.
On this point, they weren’t too opposed. Countless people in Xiangcheng City prayed for the opportunity to transfer, even if it meant selling their children, women, and relatives. Compared to them, simply being subject to management wasn’t much of a condition.
Then, the group quickened their pace. They had to try to get back to Luo Feng Village before it got dark.
At this moment, as a result of another transformation done by God, the monster that appeared in this world had undergone their first evolution. Although the coverage of this evolution wasn’t very wide, it still greatly increased the number of first medium-order enchanted beast.
Before he left today, Cheng Yang commanded the territory’s professions to be very careful, and for the time being not to explore further into uncharted areas. So as long as there was no unexpected accident, they shouldn’t be in any danger.
When Liu Xiyue and the others from a distance saw Luo Feng Village’s high walls, they were deeply shocked. Such a wall, how was it possible for humans to build in a few days time?
Cheng Yang didn’t give them an explanation. After they stayed in Luo Feng Village for a period of time, they would naturally know the ins and outs of Luo Feng Village.
Using his mind, Cheng Yang slowly opened Luo Feng Village’s wall. Then, he smoothly led the group into Luo Feng Village.
Liu Xiyue and the others discovered that inside Luo Feng Village were a lot of survivors. Their current state resembled the ordinary survivors in Xiangcheng City’s main city, but after a careful observation, Liu Xiyue found that these survivors had an obvious differences compared with the ones in Xiangcheng City’s main city.
They weren’t full of hunger or malnourished, and in their eyes could be seen a ray of hope.
Of course, there were some exceptions. A few people with weak psychological capacity were dealt a major blow from the disaster brought forth by God, and lost their goal for the future.
Liu Xiyue and the others had walked forward several hundred meters, and didn’t encounter a single person begging for shelter, or trying to sell their children. This made them unable to help but have more confidence for the future.
At least, this Lord Cheng Yang didn’t seem to so bad.
If Cheng Yang knew what these people’s evaluation of him was, he wouldn’t know what to think.
After going further into the village, they entered the inner circle walls. Here, Liu Xiyue and the others saw another scene. Everyone was a profession here, and many of them wore unique profession equipment. From this point of view, the strength of the territory’s professions should be stronger than some of the forces in the main city.
Only, they had yet to know the number of professions that existed in Luo Feng Village.