GL: Chapter 75

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Equivalent Exchange


The open world gave Xie Xi life… ah, it was the courage to fight. He just got off six boats. If he had to climb onto another N boats, he would really collapse.

However, the open world wasn’t easy. Jiang Xie saw that Xie Xi was interested and told him a bit about it.

There was no limit to the number of players in the open world and all players could apply to enter, but not everyone could go in.

Submitting an application didn’t mean a 100% approval.

For example, Jiang Xie’s application would be ignored by the Central Government. He was too strong and a bug. They wouldn’t let him in.

For example, a newcomer who hadn’t opened the qualifications system was too weak and wouldn’t be allowed to enter.

Those who had an opportunity to enter were generally beginner and intermediate players who had gone through at least three worlds.

Senior players might also apply successfully but they had more options and in most cases, they wouldn’t enter the open world.

Xie Xi sighed with relief. “I should be able to apply successfully.”

He would probably be part of the most vulnerable group of he entered but Xie Xi didn’t care. Compared to 23456, he felt that everyone else was super lovely.

Oh, apart from X in front of him.

At this time, Jiang Xie sent a team application. Xie Xi glanced at him. “Hmm?”

Jiang Xie said, “The open world is dangerous for the current you. I will accompany you to enter.”

Xie Xi considered it and accepted. He couldn’t offend Jiang Xie. After all, it was expected that he would have to appease the crazy souls in the next world.

Xie Xi had a general understanding of Jiang Xie’s words.

The quasi-worlds that weren’t cleared were fixed. Like the pause button was pressed, they were sealed in the Central World.

Once someone searched for a related task, the quasi-world would start moving.

Players completed the task and left the quasi-world. The next players would enter and this repeated until a player refreshed a clearance task.

Complete the clearance task and the quasi-world would become separated from the Central World. All traces of the players would be wiped out and it would become a real world, independent of the place they didn’t know about.

This was like the Lost Atlantis that Xie Xi just experienced.

Before he entered, the quasi-world was still. The moment Xie Xi entered, everything started working and the souls woke up. They started to test the world as if they received their own script.

Xie Xi cleared the world and the test was successful. Lost Atlantis erased all traces of Xie Xi and became a real world. As for what would happen afterward, it had nothing to do with Xie Xi. The souls left along with him. If Xie Xi didn’t have anything to fear, he would be glad that the princes didn’t have to deal with the aftermath of that terrible scene.

However, there was X’s next quasi-world! As long as the souls didn’t return to Jiang Xie, they would be involved with the design of other quasi-worlds.

Jiang Xie said that the souls would be affected if the obsession was too deep and they would even think about their ‘past life.’

Xie Xi was afraid of this. 23456 hadn’t come back and if they were involved in the Wonderful Painting of the Mountains and Seas quasi-world then…

Second Prince: Oh, not only did you promise to marry my third and fourth brothers, but you also played with my three other brothers, you slag fish.

Third Prince: Oh, not only did you promise to marry my second and fourth brothers, but you also bewitched my three other brothers. You are dead.

Fourth Prince: I was about to get married at the peak of my life. As a result, my fiance and brothers had an affair and he blew himself up on the spot…

Fifth Prince: I thought I fell in love with a pure white flower. Unexpectedly…

Sixth Prince: Have you been lying to me from beginning to end?

If they brought this obsession into Wonderful Painting of the Mountains and Seas, how could he still see this quasi-world?

Xie Xi thought that he could face five super bosses who were level 999 at the beginning of the world!

Therefore, Xie Xi had to bring Jiang Xie with him. Such a bleak life, they should face it together :).

Jiang Xie was very self-aware. He knew that the closer he got, the more this little guy would run away. Thus, he said, “You are the only person who can enter my quasi-world. I must protect you well.”

This was reasonable and there were no confusion emotional shackles. Xie Xi released some of his wariness and asked, “Will your application pass if we team up?”

Of course, he couldn’t pass. Jiang Xie told him, “I have a way to enter but I need you to cooperate.”

Xie Xi still attached great importance to it. After all, if he was successful then the method would also be successful in the next world. Then he could drag Jiang Xie to experience the beautiful quasi-world of his design.

“What do you need me to do?” Xie Xi was psychologically prepared.

Jiang Xie said, “You don’t have to do anything. However, after entering the open world, I might lose something. You must not help me find this thing.”

Xie Xi was startled. “Lose something?”

Jiang Xie didn’t intend to hide it from him. “My friend has a skill called Equivalent Exchange. As long as I am willing, he can cast it on me. I can use it to gain access to a quasi-world but it will randomly take away one thing from me.”

Xie Xi frowned. “This is too risky.”

Randomly paying a price, who knew what would be taken away? He might hate X but he didn’t want anything to happen to him.

Jiang Xie’s heart warmed. This child was so cute. The goodwill might be negative but he wasn’t willing to hurt people.

“It isn’t that serious.” Jiang Xie told him, The so-called Equivalent Exchange is focused on equivalence. The right to enter a quasi-world isn’t a big deal. Nothing too important will be taken away.”

Xie Xi didn’t approve. “It is still something of yours.”

“I have many things.”

Xie Xi was very alert. “What if it isn’t something outside your body?”

Jiang Xie felt appreciation and continued, “That’s why I hope you don’t help me find this thing.”

Xie Xi didn’t quite understand but his eyes soon brightened. “What do you mean by waiting for the quasi-world? Can you gain back the lost thing?”

Jiang Xie laughed. “I can take advantage of the time difference. This garden’s time is set to be relatively static. As long as the caster uses the skill here, we will go to the quasi-world and no time will pass when we come back. The skill can be reversed in three seconds and nothing will be taken away.”

This was the best plan that Jiang Xie came up with after helping Qin Ge test the skill many times.

Xie Xi sighed with relief. “That’s fine.”

It didn’t matter what was lost since it would be regained as soon as they left the quasi-world. This wasn’t a big problem. After all, they always returned to the Central World.

Then Xie Xi had a thought. “It won’t take away your life…”

“No, the price won’t be so high.” Jiang Xie would try to compress his strength and gain a distance from the open world. The prince paid wouldn’t be too great.

Xie Xi thought this was right. It was just entering a quasi-world so paying with his life would be too exaggerated.

Um…

Xie Xi wasn’t afraid of X dying. He just didn’t want it to be from this type of thing. It would be nice if X was killed by Xie Xi or his own souls.

Everything was said and the team was assembled. Jiang Xie was inclined to help Xie Xi with the qualifications system and then help him buy an apartment full of roses in the Central World…

Then Xie Xi smiled. “If there is nothing else, I will go back first to check the open world.”

Jiang Xie replied, “Good.”

He couldn’t be greedy. He worked hard to raise it to -388 and didn’t want to see it fall to -444 again.

Xie Xi left and returned to the water curtain.

He still had some expectations in his heart. If he left the open world, would he be able to get rid of X’s quasi-world? The possibility was very low but people couldn’t live without dreams!

Xie Xi was inspired and started to study the newly opened qualifications system.

After completing three main tasks, the qualifications system would open and Xie Xi could finally improve himself!

He clicked on the word ‘qualifications’ and a subpage popped up on the water curtain.

The first column was the collector’s specialization, the second column was the explorer’s specialization and the third column was the recorder’s specialization.

Then there were countless small branches.

Xie Xi was dazzled by the sight but he could generally see it. The current occupation choice was the most cost-effective. If he wanted to choose the specialization of other occupations, it was best to change jobs first or he would have to pay nearly three times as many gold coins.

However, his occupation hadn’t reached the senior level. After changing jobs, he would lose all his current experience.

Xie Xi cleared three worlds. The rating of the second world might be low but because he cleared the world, the experience given wasn’t low.

He was a beginner collector and he had 60 out of 100 points.

Love to the Left or Right contributed 20 points of experience, Fairytale Town contributed 10 points and the remaining 30 points were given by Lost Atlantis. It was enough to see the gap between worlds.

Ordinary players would gain three or four experience points from completing a D-grade mission. Xie Xi gained 10 points because he cleared the quasi-world.

The reason why Song Qi spent a lot of coins to refresh the side task was because of the final reward and the experience value.

Doing an F-grade main task only gave a maximum of one or two experience points. Gaining 100 points was simply something that would never happen for a long time.

That’s why players in front of the water curtain were so envious when someone cleared an S-grade quasi-world.

One task was worth dozens of tasks!

Although it might be harder by dozens of times…

Xie Xi thought about his own experience then the 60 points of experience. He couldn’t change jobs or he would waste all this hard-earned experience value!

The good thing was that the collector’s specialty was quite suitable for him.

Collectors received bonus vision, insight, smell and load-bearing capacity. He could even extend the items bar later on.

At this time, the benefits of gold could be seen. The things in the mall were still calculated using silver coins while the qualifications started at 10 gold coins. This was equivalent to 1,000 silver coins. If it was compared to the rewards of F-grade worlds, people would probably want to cough up blood.

Xie Xi was different. He easily bought the existing qualifications for a beginner collector.

He still had money so he spent a luxurious 600 coins on making his body as ‘light as a swallow.’

The qualification of a beginner collector had the effect of running faster. Xie Xi thought of his own experience and felt an urgent need for longer legs and arms.

He bought everything of interest and had more than 2,000 gold coins left.

If other players knew this, they would probably be so envious that they bled!

Are you kidding?

How many of them filled up the experience, passed the beginner’s assessment, was promoted to an intermediate player only to still have a beginner’s qualification?

Poor!

No money!

Can’t afford any more qualifications!

After saving the qualifications, Xie Xi felt a warm current pouring through his body. It felt like he was washed from inside and out. His eyes widened, his body relaxed and it seemed like his legs could easily run a marathon.

It was kind of fun.

Xie Xi bit his lips as he felt satisfied that everything wasn’t in vain.

Feedback was given to Jiang Xie as several green +1 rose.

In order to form a team into the open world, Xie Xi headed to the garden again. This time, the white roses had become a sky blue like surging waves.

Xie Xi thought, ‘No wonder why the fourth prince likes roses. It is because X, the main body, also likes them.’

Xie Xi met Jiang Xie’s friend, a tall and cold man called Qin Ge.

Jiang Xie introduced them and Xie Xi noticed that Qin Ge’s ears were pointed unlike humans.

However, this was X’s friend and in line with the basic principles of similar things gathering together…

Xie Xi stayed away.

He passed the Central World application so it was easy to enter the open world.

He had just landed and didn’t have a chance to look at the task panel when he found Jiang Xie standing beside him.

Xie Xi was curious about what had been taken away…

The man with different coloured eyes frowned slightly and looked at him in a condescending manner. “Who are you?”

Xie Xi, “……………………”


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Shichi K

Omg he lost his memory!! X”D Thanks for the translation! This is gold!

Evan

Thanks for the chapter!

Yay, Jiang Xie can now actively help Xie Xi in the worlds instead of passively watching the water curtain! I’m so glad the author decided to head this route instead of having Xie Xi run through worlds alone. I wonder how his souls are going to react to Jiang Xie though LOL.

And just when you think things can’t get more “exciting” and crazier for Xie Xi… THAT CHAPTER ENDING got me laughing so hard I think I broke something. I love how unpredictable this novel is (and how “unlucky” Xie Xi is)

lonipony

Omfggg when Jiang Xie first mentioned sth would be taken away, I thought it could be memory and sure enough XDD
This is so interesting~ thanks for the chapters 😀

ya

thanks 4 the chapter………

leprofessionalhobo

….His memory was the exchange?!?! Hahahahaha! Then isn’t the whole purpose of teaming up completely useless now? ( ̄ω ̄;)!!

Thanks for translating~

Red

Sh*t! A God X without memories of Xie Xi is basically the 6 Princes meeting Sein Hall for the first time. The yandere traits are going to gush out from God X. GG

Mariko

I was just about to say that I hoped he wouldn’t lose either his love for Xie Xi or his memory and… Then the last sentences happened….

Kimmy

HAHAHAHAHAHA I can’t! I just knew it! Of course he would lose his precious memories ahh!

Hopefully even without them, his soul will still remember and can manage to earn some +1’s during this world!

Thanks for the chapter! 💕

sevfulmine

Lol

Eve

I knew this was coming but IT STILL MADE ME SIGH LMAO. Freaking X. Good luck on getting out of the negative goodwill zone. The road seems long and arduous. Thank you for the chapter!

Alvory

Yah I knew it….
Tropical trope of losing memory

Mmem

Feels like the flag for God X to disappear has been raised. When that happens will XX still be able to enter his quasi-worlds? And what will happen if X enters one of his designs, will he replace a soul or have to fight with his souls for XX lol? So many exciting things to look forward to~ I wonder what kind of world X would have to enter to lose his love for XX? Does a world like that even exist? Hope XX gets to design a world and it turns out just as whack as X’s do he can see X really wasn’t doing it on purpose lol.

Duelo Literário G.N.

Without his memories, it is just like meeting his souls for the first time in Atlantis.. Even if it is no longer a quasi-world designed by X, MC still can’t escape from him 。゚(TヮT)゚。
Thanks for the translation!

Soup

Ohhh memories are gone!!! Welp, it looks like it might rain red again… Thanks for the chapter!

IdleBones

I had no idea. I thought it’ll be material..

But WTF. You caught me gooooood! BwHahaha

Ri Hikaru

As soon as I knew something would be taken away, I knew that it would be memory… LMAO~!
I miss my negative diediedie appreciation value tho…

Amaruna Myu

LOL
The wave of red when xie xi gets angry at his irresponsibility

Hardyopia

So the skill that Xie Xi won in the Atlantis world could be used if X’s plan doesn’t work.
Also the Open world plot looks like typical gong from world hopping stories who has no memory of the MC?

梅花

I mean. I kind of knew it, but still… *sigh*
“It won’t be that important”, he said… IS YOUR MEMORY IMPORTANT OR NOT, YOU FOOL?!
Thanks for the chapter!

Haruki Natsuyu

Will we see how will ML would fall in love with MC again?
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And MC adds another points… to negatives to his good will to ML? 😂😂😂😂😂

Aoi

“Such a bleak life, they should face it together :)”

The smiley is so evil hahahaha. But deim, goodluck Xie Xi!

Ran Seiri

pft! 🤣🤣🤣 i knew it already. it will be his memories. hahahah i cannot!!

Ran Seiri

this is just no different from meeting another ML’s soul lol

marilena

Ml : who are you ?
Mc:I am your father
Ml:😱

Anonymous

Therefore, Xie Xi had to bring Jiang Xie with him. Such a bleak life, they should face it together 🙂

😏 hubby and wifey should face it together 😊👍🏻

Cloverlin

Therefore, Xie Xi had to bring Jiang Xie with him. Such a bleak life, they should face it together 🙂

😏 hubby and wifey should face it together 😊👍🏻

MaliciousBurial

I knew it!!! The cheapest but most important thing would be memories. Otherwise it would be too easy for XX to have such a cheat with him 😂

Pure and Righteous Flower of Evil

hahaha, it’s funny even if everyone expected it

Jenn

What the (╥﹏╥) Jiang Xie is so useless ‎(ノಥ益ಥ)ノ ┻━┻

lilabingereads

Oh dear Jiang Xie lost his memory – all his efforts to get close to XX will be in vain. I bet his personality will be the worst traits of all his 6 souls combined. At first I suspected that he would lose his compassion and become a super psychopath, but I actually like this amnesia angle better. *gets popcorn*

Blaze

A team member who lost his memory… Good ! Good X ! -1 -1 -1-1 is raining !

Aomi Kami (Ao san)

Hahahaha. I’m not sure if memories are a small thing. (つ﹏<。)

octachus

I KNEW IT!! When Jiang Xie said he will lost something, the first thing I thought is “Well… probably he would be like Sakura in Chronicle of the Wings, losing his memories or his heart”.

Maple-Leaf

How did I know that was going to happen.

erlainertia

Wow… bet you didn’t think of that one lol. Get it t. Because he can’t remember. Derp.

geemuminchuu

I just knew by instinct that his memory would be taken ತಎತ

Awl

HAHAHA so much for ‘love at first sight’!!