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The rst thing that came into Lu An's sight was the massive tower. The tower's
exterior design was similar to Pisa Tower, but the size was much bigger, and
the tower in front of him was made of black materials. He subconsciously
looked up; there was no end as it pierced through the sky. The ninety-nine
people who followed him had the same reaction, but Lu An quickly regained his
composure and checked his surroundings.
Lu An turned around and found out he was in the middle of the plaza; there was
a fountain of water near him with benches surrounding it. Then he realized
they were not in the wilderness but in a city. Yeah, this was similar to the city,
but an empty one. He could see the district with buildings, streetlights, the
main road, the sidewall; everything was well built considering he had not found
living beings here, not even with his senses.
Lu An clapped his hand once, producing a loud clap. His subordinates looked at
him, and he gave his command, "Listen up! We will split into eleven groups just
like what we planned, and I want detailed information about this place. Avoid
battle against the hostile beings unless necessary, and we will return to this
spot in one hour."
"Yes, Sir!" After replying to their Chief, they split into ten groups and went into
ten dierent directions, leaving Lu An, Viona, and Yeon Hee.
"I can't sense any living beings in the perimeter area, but this plaza most likely
is safe," Viona scanned the surroundings and voiced her thoughts. "I will
investigate the surroundings, Sir."
"Mnn, you can go," Lu An nodded. After Viona left the plaza, he looked around
in confusion. "What are you looking for, Sir?" Even though Lu An was younger
than her, Yeon Hee still addressed him formally, albeit a little bit awkward.
"The portal gate," Lu An replied with a frown as he could not nd the portal
gate around them. Being reminded by Lu An, Yeon Hee realized there was no
portal gate around them. The portal gate was the only way for them to return to
the main base.
"There it is," Lu An found the portal gate after a while. There was a similar
portal gate near the tower's entrance, so he thought it was the portal gate to
return. However, he did not get too close to the entrance as he kept checking
the entrance over and over again. "Wait here, I will check it."
Lu An told Yeon Hee to wait as he headed toward the tower's entrance. The
portal gate was just around seven meters away from the entrance. He was a bit
cautious, just in case something came out of the tower. He approached the
portal gate cautiously and was relieved when nothing came at him when he
arrived in front of the portal gate.
[Do you want to return to your base? (Yes) (No)]
The notication rang in his head when Lu An was just a meter away from the
portal gate. He was relieved that this portal gate could send them back home.
He was quite panicked deep inside when he noticed there was no portal gate
around them just now. Lu An then motioned his hand to Yeon Hee, "It's safe.
You can come over."
After ensuring they could return to the base, Lu An changed his focus on the
tower itself. There was a pitch-black monolith right next to the entrance of the
tower. He approached the entrance of the tower carefully, but there was
nothing dangerous around, "Hmm, the area around the dimensional tower is
safe, I think." He said that after arriving in front of the black monolith.
The monolith looked like it was made of black stone but similar to glass as he
could see his reection on it. Curious about the monolith's materials, he placed
his hand on it.
[Welcome to the Sky Level Dimensional Tower!]
[Warning! Tower Break will happen if the players from Earth fail to conquer the
ten oors of the Sky Level Dimensional Tower within a year's time!]
[Tower Break is a phenomenon where the tower's inhabitants get out of the
tower and attack the players from Earth!]
[There's no condition or rules to get inside and inside the tower, the players
make the rule!]
"Tower Break? The System never mentioned the tower break during the World
Congress," Lu An muttered in a low voice. While he appeared to be nonchalant
during the World Congress, he remembered all the contents of the World
Congress, and The System never mentioned the possible tower break.
Lu An retracted his hand from the monolith, and the transparent screen
disappeared. He looked at the closed entrance. The entrance was made of black
stone with engraving on it. The engraving was giving o an impression of
ancient engraving. It appeared like a random engraving, but with how well
made it was, it must be more than a random engraving. He hesitated for a while
before approaching the stone door.
Lu An raised his hands and was about to touch the door until he heard his
subordinate call him up. He pulled his hand subconsciously and turned around.
Two people rushed toward him. He left the entrance and rushed to his two
subordinates as he thought something bad had happened to them because only
two returned, "What's wrong? Did you encounter monsters? Where's your
"Oh, no. We did not meet anyone, but we have discovered, and we want to
inform you of this immediately, Sir," Wu Shuan replied to clear the
misunderstandings. The former Major General of the Suzhou Survivor
Establishment had become one of Lu An's subordinates. He was satised with
joining the intelligence division and had been working under Lu An for a while
now, "Please follow me, Sir."
Lu An was relieved that nothing had happened. He nodded and followed Wu
Shuan to the main road. When they arrived in front of the main road that
connected the plaza and the districts, Wu Shuan pointed his nger up. He
followed up and saw the oating screen.
Description: Southern District comprises 300 districts in total, and each district
comprises forty buildings
Southern District Buyout Price: 500 million Game Coins.
Main District Price: 20 million Game Coins.
Secondary District Price: 10 million Game Coins
Outer District Price: 3 million Game Coins
Note: The bought district can't be taken forcefully by the other factions.
Lu An furrowed his brow at this as he found this was just absurd to him. Why
did they need to buy this expensive district if they could travel freely with the
portal gate? But he quickly remembered how essential the housing in this city
was for the small factions who did not have the portal gate. They could not
travel back and forth like the major factions, so having lodging around the
Dimensional Tower was essential to them.
At this moment, Viona returned to Lu An said and reported her discovery, "I
can't nd any living beings around. The city must be empty, and all these
buildings and districts are for the players."
"Alright, stay here with the others. I will return to the main base and report our
discovery to Supreme General Zhang. Remember to avoid the conict until the
main force arrives," Lu An reminded his subordinates once before he added at
the end. "Also, gather everyone and get ready to explore the dimensional
tower's rst oor. I think we will enter the tower rst before the main force, so
get them prepared."
"Yes, Sir. I will get everyone ready once you return," Viona responded with a
Lu An rushed toward the portal gate and returned to the main base. After Lu An
left them, Viona opened the System Communication and opened the Tang
Empire Intelligence Division group. She sent everyone in the team a message,
telling them to return to the plaza. At this point, there was nothing to
investigate as they realized this empty city was prepared for the players.
Not even a minute after Lu An left, and Viona just sent the message to her team
members, then the second faction arrived. A group of hundreds or even
thousands of people arrived in the plaza. The second faction lled the plaza
with their arrival. Viona and the others did not expect their arrival, "Let's hide
until the main force—" She did not manage to nish her words as the
newcomers noticed them.
The rst person to notice them was a man with dark skin. The man whistled
and spoke loudly, "Look what we have here, two beauties are waiting for us!
The System is really good to prepare us for two women."
Along with the whistle and loud noise, the crowds looked toward their
directions, "Get ready for battle any time," Even though her voice sounded
calm, Viona was quite nervous inside. She just reached the Epic Rank, nishing
the trial a few days ago, so she did not know if she could win against these
many people by herself. On top of that, Liliana was not with her for the Spirit
Integration. If a battle broke out, she was not as condent as before when she
was in a war against the Lionax Kingdom.
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