I Rely on Drawing Cards to Set Up a Persona - Chapter 58.2
The match was in full swing.
At this moment, the card pool owners who were competing didn’t know that those card pool owners who had been cleared out of the competition early were all gathered in a conference hall.
Only when the match was over could they leave.
As the losers of the match, the card pool hosts had found their familiar hosts and privately exchanged complaints about what they had encountered during the match, At this moment, several hosts were talking about a very strange card pool.
“You can’t even believe how my Green Deer failed then, that weirdo actually used space to remove my Green Deer!”
Several card pool owners got together to talk about their misery.
“I did some research, and we’re talking about the same card pool! Those cards of theirs are pretty shameless when they work together!”
Gradually the news of these talks spread amongst the owners of these defeated card pools, stirring up a chorus of discussion.
“What card pool owner is so shameless?”
When this question appeared amongst these people, many of them expressed uncertainty.
Of course, even they had to admit that this person was really smart. Would a normal person think of using a teleportation card to move their opponent away?
It also purposely moved only one, just for fear that if more cards were moved, the owner of the enemy card pool would disappear along with them.
“It seems to be called some kind of hybrid card pool?”
“What hybrid, I’ve asked around, it’s the Chaos card pool!”
Chaos card pool?
When this name came out, most people were unaware of it and just silently memorized it in their hearts, while there were also individuals who had some idea that came to mind, and their faces changed slightly.
All in all, in the first round of the Starfield Card Pool League, the Chaos card pool’s reputation had been spread vaguely.
At this time, the Chaos card pool host, who still didn’t know that he had suddenly become famous because of a small plan, was listening to Vai’s advice.
“Master, not that way!”
Vai looked to the northeast.
The breeze blew over her empty left arm and right hand, her black eyes filled with caution, “Those people over there are strong.”
Ruiert made it a point to stay away from Vai because of what happened earlier.
Suo Tian looked at Ruiert and let out a puzzled sound, “Ruiert, what are you doing?”
Ruiert took a sip of his wine, and said rather impatiently: “Leave me alone.”
Suo Tian curled his lips and kicked Ruiert in the ass.
Ruiert stumbled and almost spat the wine out of his mouth, “Suo Tian, I’ll beat you to death.”
Suo Tian let out an oh and threw another blank stare at Ruiert.
As for Qiao Xingnan, he didn’t even notice the actions of Suo Tian and Ruiert as he floated beside Xiao Lina and Vai, analyzing with them where to go next.
When the decision was made, Qiao Xingnan looked towards Suo Tian: “Go to the south.”
“Okay! Let’s change then.” Suo Tian pulled his not-so-regular clothes and tugged them into place, smiled in satisfaction, and then waved his big hand: “Go.”
There was a relatively weak card team to the south.
Time passed by, and the Chaos card pool led by Qiao Xingnan kept searching for a new target.
But in reality, after such a long battle, the field of fifty was getting smaller and smaller, and the remaining cards were getting stronger and stronger.
So there were times when even Vai’s bugs would make a mistake in their predictions to find a weak team.
At this time, the cards in their Chaos Card Pool would keep in mind Qiao Xingnan’s instructions to fight – to act on the opportunity and to run away in a hurry when they encountered a strong team.
When on the field, these cards from the Chaos card pool would not fight hard with the opponent. They would let Ruiert first use his skills to make the opponent unable to attack, and the next step would be to carry out all kinds of cheeky attacks, with Xiao Lina’s puppet going to destroy the wooden cards. At this point, if they encountered a tough opponent and canceled Ruiert’s skills, the next step would be even more fun.
Whether it’s Vai’s cooldown-shortening skill or Lina’s [Puppet Soul Transformation], it’s a constant source of cooperation for Ruiert.
Suo Tian would stand next to Qiao Xingnan, always keeping an eye on the battlefield, ready to carry his teammates and run away whenever he saw that the situation was not right.
“Keep yourself safe.”
Every time before the cards of the Chaos card pool fought, they would hear their master say the same thing to them.
Gradually, with three hours left until the end of the tournament, Qiao Xingnan looked at his points, 1,001 points.
It should be possible to stay in the top twenty-five.
Thinking so, Qiao Xingnan continued to instruct everyone to fight guerrilla warfare. If they couldn’t find a suitable opponent, they would go and find something that could be exchanged. As long as they linger for more than three hours, victory would be theirs!
A black bug instantly turned into a point of light in front of Vai. Her eyes were originally calm but suddenly she was a bit surprised and overwhelmed: “Master, there are strong people chasing us.”
“Bug said that the other party has been following us for quite some time.”
Qiao Xingnan frowned and hurriedly told Suo Tian to shift his position.
In the next second, however, Suo Tian realized that he couldn’t move his skills.
The sound of armor scraping resounded. In the distance, four people in armor slowly walked. Two men and two women, with slender and upright figures, looked like cards that were good at fighting.
Floating above their heads was a tall man sitting cross-legged, his expression cold as he slowly looked at the person in front of him: “Master of the Chaos card pool, Qiao Xingnan?”
Qiao Xingnan knew who the person in front of him was, on the previous light screen, there was his appearance.
——Heavy Military card pool host Qing Shannan
Qiao Xingnan floated in the air, not knowing if it was his illusion, but he felt that the other party’s eyes showed a sense of contempt when he looked at the cards in his card pool. Subconsciously, he put on the same cold demeanor that he had when he was in Arilance.
Qiao Xingnan was cold on his face, but in his heart, he was very wary. He floated around, looking at his cards and speaking softly.
“What are you saying to them?”
Qing Shannan’s voice was icy cold as he looked over there and saw that Qiao Xingnan seemed to have said a few words to the cards in the Chaos card pool, but what exactly was said, because of the rules, he did not know.
Of course, he said which plan to follow.
Qiao Xingnan was speechless in his heart.
“Of course, no matter what you say, it doesn’t matter. You killed my good friend out of the game. Likewise, I will clear you out of the game.” Qing Shannan’s tone was serious.
“Your Chaos cards are inherently weak. If you don’t want to fight, just self-destruct the wooden card.”
Chaos cards were inherently weak?
Qiao Xingnan usually treated people very gently, even when he pretended to be cold, he did things according to his own guidelines. Scolding him was fine, but scolding people he cared about was never possible.
He was a very protective person.
“I’m sorry, no way.”
“Is it?” Qing Shannan sighed, “Then, we’ll have to clear you out of the field.”
Qing Shannan’s tone was loud. He had absolutely strong confidence in his cards, especially since his opponent was the Chaos card pool which was at the bottom of the Starfield card pool.
One of his close friends was also the former owner of the Chaos Card Pool.
A bunch of mixed cards, not very capable, hard to upgrade, bad temper, hard to take care of. They start to get anxious after a few words of instruction and have nothing good to offer except good looks, that’s what his friend had said.
Of course, good looks, for other card pools that also possessed beautiful looks, it was not at all an advantage unique to the Chaos card pool.
“Let’s begin.” Qing Shannan was very gentlemanly.
And as the words fell, two blue long swords emerged behind all four of the armored people around him. A rich killing intent lingered around the long swords, making one’s heart shudder, and a few of the swords brewed with deep danger.
Strangely enough, the swords floating behind one of the armored men were one blue and one purple.
At the same time, Qiao Xingnan’s eyes fell on Ruiert.
The plan had begun.
Ruiert held the bottle in his hand and shouted an invitation to the other party to drink.
Immediately after that, the blue sword behind the opposite party slowly turned purple.
[Ding, the cooldown of Card Drunkard – Ruiert’s skill [Drink and Chat Merrily] has begun].
When Suo Tian’s ability was frozen, Qiao Xingnan had anticipated this situation. Normally speaking, the card that was going to be frozen was definitely the card that could threaten them the most, but Suo Tian only belonged to the cards that could run away.
The opponent, however, froze Suo Tian first, and they were overwhelmingly confident in their strength.
He tapped his finger in the air to Ruiert, only to see Vai’s right arm raise in the next second. Thousands of bugs dispersed from her arm, transforming into black points of light that landed on Ruiert’s body.
Ruiert’s body tensed up. There was nothing else he could do but endure the bugs thawing him out twice in one day.
Immediately after that, Ruiert rushed straight up with his berserked appearance.
“Just a reckless man.” Qing Shannan commented so, and he nodded to the armored woman on the far left.
The longsword behind the woman emitted a bit of luminescence as it charged straight at Ruiert.
On the other end, Xiao Lina also threw her puppets over to help, leaving only the guardian puppet Ai (Sorrow) to protect her master and the cards with no combat power.
The opposite cards were all very strong, whether it was the longsword that flew swiftly and suppressed their abilities, or the sweeping aura that showed that the few cards beside Qiao Xingnan right now were simply unable to defeat the other side.
Even with the help of Xiao Lina’s four puppets, Ruiert was struggling to deal with them all, leaving a wound on his body, and the puppets that were assisting Ruiert on the field were actually able to be injured by those swords as well!
Those swords were tainted with spirit power!
The puppets couldn’t hold out for long!
Qiao Xingnan’s brows furrowed as he noticed that Ruiert’s blood bar was constantly decreasing, and was now at 20%, while Xiao Lina’s blood bar was also decreasing.
Black bugs continued to fly away from Vai’s right arm, reducing the pain on Ruiert and Xiao Lina while hanging on for dear life.
Qing Shannan looked at Qiao Xingnan on the opposite side with a condescending tone.
He could see very clearly that the few people on his side had only lost a little bit of their bloodstains, but the ones on the opposite side were already nearly bloodied.
The four puppets rushed towards the armored people, but in an instant, they were attacked by the long swords. In the end, with the cost of shattering, they were only able to drop them to half their health.
The coldness in Qing Shannan’s eyes deepened.
The puppets were all gone, so then he could focus more on dealing with the Chaos card pool next.
He would kill them all one by one.
Only one of the armored men had gone to deal with Ruiert, one to suppress their skills, and the remaining two were more than enough to deal with them.
Qiao Xingnan stood behind Xiao Lina and looked at the sword light coming towards them. Ai, who was protecting them, immediately rushed up and blocked the blow.
[Ai (Sorrow) Puppet has activated single protection, the skill is on cooldown, entering maintenance time.]
[Ding, the card Xiao Lina – Puppet Master [Family of Three] skill has been activated]
As the system’s words fell, Qiao Xingnan saw the silhouette of an unfamiliar teenager and Ula.
In the next second, the teenager threw a puppet at the attacking armored man, and the puppet instantly turned into a tall fiery god.
Ula also threw out a puppet, only there were no special effects, just a tall humanoid puppet.
The two puppets flew towards the two armored men. After a heavy blow, the god and the humanoid puppet disappeared, and so did the figures of Gaia and Ula.
“Is that all?” There was little emotion of surprise on Qing Shannan’s face. The man with the sword, the little girl, and the teenage girl on the opposite side were all bloodied, and he still had the strongest person he hadn’t released.
“War Emperor, please.”
As soon as Qing Shannan’s words fell, a dangerous aura landed in front of Qiao Xingnan and the others.
Qing Shannan knew that when his War Emperor came out, a look of despair should appear on his opponent’s face and that they didn’t have the slightest chance of winning.
However, to his surprise, he only saw the corners of the black-haired man’s mouth on the opposite side with a smile that was inexplicably somewhat… mocking.
The next second, he saw the man who had been suppressed from traveling before disappear and a very serious-looking old woman appeared.
Qiao Xingnan looked across the room at the armored man whose blood bar was only at about 25%.
The cards on his side, on the other hand, were only hanging on for dear life with Vai’s gu, barely reaching 1% of their blood bar to stay alive. The contrast between the two sides was very tragic, and Qiao Xingnan smiled faintly towards the tall man on the opposite side.
[Ding, Avisha – Balancer skill [Unbalanced Injury Bounce] has been activated]
Avisha’s Injury Bounce meant that the missing blood bars of every card on her side would be turned into attacks to the opposite side’s cards, while her side would reset their skills and blood bars.
Seeing this, Qing Shannan suddenly had a bad premonition. He was about to order the cards to move, but before he could make a sound, he saw that all of the opposing side’s cards had become fully healed, while his own side’s cards’ blood bars had instantly dropped to the bottom. Except for the War Emperor who still had 30% of his blood bars left, all the other cards had retired from the field.
How could there be such a card?
“War Emperor, go!” Qing Shannan shouted through clenched teeth.
It didn’t matter if there was only the War Emperor, the War Emperor was strong and even had a battle with SP!
However, at the same time as him, there was also a man who was drinking wine.
“Want to drink together?” A hoarse voice rang out, and the War Emperor’s movement of drawing his sword paused.
[Ding, Drunkard Ruiert’s skill [Drink and Chat Merrily] has been activated]
[Ding, Drunken Ruiert’s skill [Drunken Speech] [Wine Grabber Must Die] has been activated]
The next development was exceptionally smooth. The War Emperor disappeared in front of the crowd, and the opposite side was left with just one person, Qing Shannan, who could only recognize his own bad luck to break his wooden card into pieces.
Before he disappeared Qing Shannan looked deeply at Qiao Xingnan, his tone somewhat deep: “You’re very good.”
Qiao Xingnan didn’t care about his opponent’s words at all. After seeing his opponent retreat, he breathed a sigh of relief and turned his head to look at his cards.
At this moment, Vai’s sleeves, which had been empty due to the use of her skills, returned to their original state.
“Everyone is great.” Qiao Xingnan looked at the crowd with a smile on his face. Of course, he didn’t forget about Suo Tian, who had transformed into a soul body.
“Master is also amazing!” Xiao Lina’s eyes shone brightly as she praised Qiao Xingnan.
The plan of trading his side’s blood for the opponent’s blood and smoothly resetting Ruiert’s skill so that he could continue attacking was all thought up by Qiao Xingnan.
Qiao Xingnan let out a smile and was about to say something when the twenty-four-hour match reached its end at this moment.
[Ding, the first round of the tournament is over, the host currently has 5,000 points]
Qiao Xingnan froze for a moment, but after careful consideration, it made sense. He already had a thousand points before he finished off Qing Shannan. Qing Shannan himself had more points, so it wasn’t surprising that the Starfield card pool would also give double the reward for the winner.
[Ding, congratulations to host #2658 for entering the second round of the competition. The battlefield will now begin to be cleaned up. The host can return to their own world, as your responsible system will read you the rules of the second round of the competition].
Dots of white light emerged from their bodies, they were going back.
This was too sudden.
Qiao Xingnan looked at the few cards beside him.
“Master, hurry up and draw us oh! We’ll do our best to help master!” Xiao Lina bounced around, her face full of anticipation.
The purple-robed girl beside her also had a glimmer in her eyes.
Suo Tian was also of a big-hearted nature, he waved his hand and said, “See you next time, master!”
As for Avisha, who scared Ruiert the most, her face slightly eased at this moment, and she performed an elegant lady’s goodbye salute towards Qiao Xingnan.
The words that Qiao Xingnan wanted to say got stuck in his throat, and he hmmed with a smile in his voice: “Okay, see you later ah.”
White light appeared at first, his eyes shifted, and when he opened his eyes again, Qiao Xingnan and Ruiert were met with the sight of Ster, who had stood to see them off earlier.
“Uncle Ster, it’s been a long time.” Qiao Xingnan gave a light smile.
Looking at the expression on Qiao Xingnan’s face with Ruiert’s sullen look beside him, Ster guessed the outcome.
The smirk in his eyes became even more real: “It was just a blink of an eye.”
Ster then revealed a curious look and asked: “Master, what’s the result?”
Qiao Xingnan was just about to say something with a smile in his eyes when he suddenly heard a bang- a loud sound.
Qiao Xingnan closed his mouth as he furrowed his brows and exchanged a glance with Ruiert and Ster, and the three of them walked out of the door.
Only to see that the place next to his own, that is, that huge house of Asrit’s, had collapsed.
How could it have collapsed?
Was there so much commotion with the Golden Scale’s coming of age?
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