At dawn, the sun rose above the sea. As the first rays of sunlight shone upon the island, Lei Xiu and mermaids awoke to the glaring sun.
“Good morning, Lei Xiu Island Lord!” Mo Nian said happily when he saw Lei Xiu.
“Morning, Mo Nian!” Lei Xiu was in a good mood and replied with a smile.
“By the way, Mo Nian, there aren’t any more mermaids in this part of the sea right!” Lei Xiu asked after pondering for a moment.
“That’s right, Island Master! The mermaids in this area are all here now. There were originally some more, but they were killed off by those despicable humans and other creatures in the ocean!” Mo Nian said as her eyes welled up with tears. She was fortunate to have met Lei Xiu!
“Will there be mermaids in other sea areas?” Lei Xiu asked.
“Yes there is, Island Master! There should be mermaids in every part of the sea. However, due to the different locations, their habits and combat methods would be different from ours,” Mo Nian replied.
“Alright, then send out a few of our mermaids to look for these other mermaids, and invite them to stay with us!” Lei Xiu said joyfully.
“Yes, Island Master!” Mo Nian replied with a smile. Mo Nian was also very glad to be able to save more of her fellow species.
Hence, Mo Nian sent out a few mermaids in search of other mermaids.
[Ding! Main Mission: Build three water turrets. Mission completion: Gain 20 experience points and 2,500 gold coins.]
The mechanical voice sounded, and Lei Xiu was once again back to life.
The water turret was a cannon tower built on Mermaid Island. Its bottom was connected to the deep sea. In fact, the energy at the bottom of the sea was huge.
Because of this, the water turret was able to localize all this energy at the mouth and produce a high energy water shell. The range of such cannons could reach very far. Furthermore, when the shells landed on the ground or came into contact with something solid, they would explode, giving off a powerful impact. It was that powerful!
The only downside was that someone had to flick a switch for it to fire. Otherwise, the water turret would not be able to fire any water shells.
It was precisely because of the extensive power of this water turret, that the amount of gold coins needed to build it was relatively high. One would cost 500 gold coins to construct, and to shorten the construction time by half, would cost another 1,000 gold coins. To immediately build it would require 1,500 gold coins!
Although Lei Xiu already had a few thousand gold coins after yesterday, it was not to the extent where he could spend recklessly. Therefore, he only forked out an additional 1,000 gold coins on each tower, cutting the construction time for each by half.
Thus, the sea not far away from here began to churn violently as the three water cannon towers were being constructed. The mermaids were shocked by this action. All of them panicked and swam up to Lei Xiu.
“Don’t panic! I’m building a defensive fortification for our Mermaid Island — these are water cannons. You can take a look later!” Lei Xiu consoled the panicking Mermaids.
Half an hour later, the three water turrets were completed!
[Ding! Congratulations to the host for completing the main mission. You have received 20 experience points and 2,500 gold coins.]
A mechanical voice sounded.
Gazing upon the water cannon tower before him, Lei Xiu could not wait to test its power.
Lei Xiu then brought the mermaids to the top of the tower. There was a huge platform that could accommodate many of them.
Lei Xiu pressed the switch excitedly. Immediately, the water turret vibrated weakly.
Following that, a huge water cannonball eventually formed at the mouth of the water turret.
When the water cannonball was condensed to its maximum size, it shot out and headed in the direction that Lei Xiu had been aiming for.
A loud boom resounded through the heavens and the earth as a vacuum appeared in the seawater where the cannonball had struck. It lasted for three to four minutes before the seawater gradually drowned the area. Upon seeing such a powerful water cannonball, Lei Xiu and the mermaids widened their eyes in disbelief!
“Lei Xiu Island Master! Is… Is this our island’s weapon?” A mermaid asked in surprise.
“Of course! With these water turrets, our safety will be greatly ensured!” Lei Xiu said with a smile.
When some of the mermaids heard the Island Master’s words, they felt even more reverent. Lei Xiu’s image was also elevated in their hearts.
[Ding! Main Mission: Forging weapons for mermaids to use. Mission completion: Gain 40 experience points and 3,500 gold coins.]
The system’s voice rang in his head as Lei Xiu descended the tower to prepare to sunbathe by the beach.
Simultaneously, the system offered Lei Xiu a workshop to build weapons. But of course, this also cost him 500 gold coins.
There were many types of weapons — spears, pikes, shields, swords, and sabers. However, Lei Xiu only planned to create a shield and spear for the mermaids at the moment.
There were also many raw materials available to forge weapons. For example, copper, iron, silver, and gold. Lei Xiu could only forge bronze weapons currently. High grade iron weapons easily cost thousands of gold coins!
Hence, Lei Xiu forked out a total of 2,000 gold coins to forge 15 sets of bronze weapons. These weapons required a total of two hours to be completed, and spending another 1,000 coins would cut the time in half. Now that Lei Xiu had almost spent all of his gold coins, he did not have enough to speed up the forging process.
He could only wait patiently for the weapons to be completed.
Just then, Mo Nian returned to the island with a school of mermaids.
“Wow! It’s really beautiful! I thought she was lying to us!” said a mermaid behind Mo Nian.
“Don’t worry. You will see later. Now, I’ll first lead you to our Island Master!” Mo Nian said with a smile.
Following that, Mo Nian brought these mermaids, who came from other waters, to Lei Xiu.
“Look! That’s our Island Master!” Mo Nian pointed at Lei Xiu and announced to the mermaids behind her.
Lei Xiu’s eyes lit up when he saw the school of mermaids behind Mo Nian. They watched the smiling man in front of them. Coupled with the presence of their fellow species, all their worries were dispelled. After a simple conversation, Lei Xiu learned that they came from another sea.
Mo Nian’s persuasion led to them arriving on this island, and Lei Xiu then made them swear an oath as usual. The attributes panel on Mermaid Island once again changed.
Ranch: Mermaid Island
Mermaid Number: 130
Output: 260 gold coins per hour
Looking at the gold coins growing day by day, Lei Xiu broke into a satisfied expression.
Right at this very moment, the 15 sets of bronze weapons were completed!
[Ding! Congratulations to the host for completing the main mission. You have received 40 experience points and 3,500 gold coins.]
A total of 15 bronze weapons appeared in Lei Xiu’s vast storage space within the system.
Hence, Lei Xiu handed out the 15 bronze weapons to 15 of the strongest mermaids.
“Lei Xiu Island Lord! Bad news! There’s a ship approaching us from the outside. Seems like invaders from the looks of it. They’re probably here to capture us!” A mermaid swam over from the exteriors of the island and exclaimed hurriedly.
[Ding! Main Mission: Eliminate the invaders! Mission completion: Gain 50 experience points and 3,000 gold coins.]
At this moment, the system’s voice sounded in Lei Xiu’s mind.