Chaos City encouraged killings, so much so that every person or beast killed within its vicinity would yield rewards. Most rewards were spirit crystals or materials, but the most valuable rewards were golden keys.
The golden keys would unlock a random reward. There was a chance to get a golden key just by killing one person or beast, but there was also a chance of not seeing a single golden key after killing a hundred.
However, the moment a person got one, they could head to the Stage of the Nine, using the golden key to open it.
The stage would give out a valuable reward based on the number of golden keys. The more golden keys one had, the greater the value of rewards. Thus, death was a common occurrence in Chaos City.
Warriors who wanted to gain something from the danger all frantically went inside. They got to enjoy killing for treasures within.
Hearing Morten talking about the rules of Chaos City, Fiona’s jaw dropped in surprise, and he struggled to shut it.
“My, my… That’s absurd, no? Encouraging killing? Weaker warriors will easily die if they enter! Isn’t this absurd?! I saw many subpar-looking warriors entering just now. Are they all crazy? Aren’t they afraid of being killed?”
Fiona felt rather bewildered. The rules sounded ridiculous, yet many people entered the City. Fiona felt like they had all lost their minds in the pursuit of treasures.
Since killing would yield the keys to opening the Stage of the Nine, then Chaos City basically became the playground for the powerful.
The strong could kill the weak as much as they wanted, and warriors who were just average in skill would just be slaughtered by the strong. Yet, Fiona could not understand why there were still so many warriors who entered that did not seem to be that strong.
Morten laughed, patting Fiona on the shoulder. “You can’t think of it that way. The strong wouldn’t bother killing the weak because it’s a waste of time…”
“They’d rather use that time to deal with the other strong warriors. Didn’t I tell you before? You can’t put the golden keys into spatial storage. You can only hang it on your person.”
“If someone who has golden keys dies, their keys will be taken away by their opponents. Just think about it. If you’re the more powerful individual in this game, would you go on a killing spree against the weak to get the keys that you might not get, even if you killed a hundred other warriors? Or, would you kill the warriors that already had golden keys with them?”
Spatial storages collapsed with a person’s death, and everything inside would disappear. No one would be able to get anything from it. However, the golden keys were not allowed to be put inside, and one had to carry them around. The strong would only look at the warriors with golden keys on them and would not waste time on regular warriors.
Morten laughed and continued, “Those with golden keys will also be surrounded by a red aura. The more keys they have, the more circles will be glowing around them.”
Fiona immediately understood.
Those warriors with golden keys were like torches in the darkness. The strong would be completely fixated on them, ignoring all the weaker warriors.
Then, even if a weak warrior happened to get a single golden key, it would not attract that much attention since there were just too few. It would be obvious from the number of golden circles.
Fiona nodded emphatically. “So that’s it! That explains why many people are rushing in even though it’s so dangerous…”
“It’s actually not as dangerous as I thought. As long as you’re not that unlucky, it won’t be too dangerous to get treasures from the Stage of the Nine…”
After understanding the rules, the two of them stopped hesitating as they walked into Chaos City.
It was a completely gray world with a blood moon hanging in the sky. The ground was black and cracked due to the dryness. Just walking on it gave out a crackling sound. The atmosphere was filled with the aura of death.