Chapter 255: Team
In the logistics building.
The logistics building was extremely popular today, especially in the transaction area and the mission hall. Many people were gathered there, and the atmosphere was lively.
“What day is it today? Why are there so many people?” Many seniors were stunned when they came to the logistics building.
“Look at the date. The school should be organizing missions for the freshmen. This is a project our school has every year.”
“I see. Thinking back on it, it was quite memorable.”
“Haha, at that time, there was a pretty lady in our class who didn’t treat the first mission seriously. She got killed by a 2-star soldier-level murderer. What a pity. Many classmates wanted to chase her.”
“It was the first mission. Many freshmen overestimate themselves and choose a difficult mission. It’s normal to die…”
The older students looked at the freshmen as they discussed the missions excitedly. Some felt emotional, while others just shook their heads. They could predict the expressions on their faces after they came back from their missions.
There were four ladies and four men on Wang Teng’s team. Although the gender was evenly distributed, their ability wasn’t. Many of them just became martial warriors recently and hadn’t completely grasped the usage of Force.
Naturally, Wang Teng became the leader.
At this moment, Wang Teng had brought them to the mission receiving area. The few of them gathered around a machine.
Wang Teng had received a mission before, so he knew the procedure. He took out his student card and swiped it on the machine.
Beep, student card!
Then, he scrolled through the missions while explaining to the other students, “As you see, the missions are given by different organizations. They are split into military missions, police missions, city protection bureau missions, the Xingwu Continent missions, school missions…”
“There are Xingwu Continent missions?” some students were shocked.
“Why? Do you want to take the Xingwu Continent mission?” Wang Teng smiled and asked.
“I heard that the scenery in the Xingwu Continent is breathtaking. I really want to take a look,” one of the ladies in the team, Yuan Jing, said longingly.
“When you go there, you will realize that everything is the same,” Wang Teng said.
“Leader, you sound as if you have been to the Xingwu Continent,” Yuan Jing asked curiously.
The other students also looked at Wang Teng.
“Yes.” Wang Teng nodded. “Don’t think of the Xingwu Continent as some kind of utopia. When you go there for missions, you might never want to head there again.”
“I heard that the Xingwu Continent is very dangerous, and the people there aren’t very friendly. They kind of dislike us,” a male student called Li Wendong said.
“Oh, it looks like you have some understanding of the place,” Wang Teng said in surprise.
“My dad went there before. He told me the stories after he came back,” Li Wendong smiled and replied.
Was this what the Xingwu Continent was really like?
Yuan Jing and the others felt that their current perception of the Xingwu Continent had been overturned. They weren’t stupid. They knew that Wang Teng and Li Wendong wouldn’t lie to them. They started contemplating which mission to choose seriously.
“Alright, let’s not discuss this today. See if there’s any mission you want to take. You can tell me.” Wang Teng pulled the topic back and started scrolling the missions on the screen.
“The missions of the Xingwu Continent and the military are the most difficult. The police and city protection bureau come after them, and the school missions are relatively easier. If you have no confidence, you can choose the school missions,” Wang Teng yawned and said indifferently. He was bored.
He couldn’t be too harsh when doing missions with these newbies. He would rather do missions alone. He could earn more school credits that way.
However, he knew that this was the school’s arrangement. There were times when he could do things on his own, for instance, skipping lessons and observing other faculty’s lessons. But, he couldn’t act on his whims for group events like this.
The students looked at the missions for a long time, but they couldn’t decide.
“Leader, you have experience. Why don’t you choose?” a male student called Hao Zhengxing said.
“Should I?” Wang Teng glanced at everyone. When he noticed that all of them seemed to trust him, he instantly felt a massive burden on his shoulder.
“Leader, you can choose. You are so powerful. You will definitely be able to lead us to beat the other teams,” Yuan Jing said.
“You are making me stressed.” Wang Teng shook his head helplessly. However, he didn’t reject them. “Since you asked me to choose, I will choose.”
He scanned the students’ faces and smiled.
Leading the warriors, right? I’m not afraid. I will lead them to victory.
Wang Teng started to get serious. He skipped the school missions and opened the police and city protection bureau pages. He looked through all the missions.
Suddenly, he was shocked. His gaze landed on a police mission.
Mission description: One month ago, many foreign martial warriors sneaked into Donghai to assassinate the CEO of Longhai Corporation. When they got defeated, they hid in Donghai and have managed to remain hidden from the forces until now.
Requirements: You are recommended to take this mission as a team. There has to be at least one 2-star soldier-level and three 1-star soldier-level martial warriors. You should be specialized in investigation and tracking.
Reward: 200 school credits
Wang Teng remembered that the last time he came to receive his mission, he had seen a mission about protecting the eldest daughter of the CEO of the Longhai Corporation. This was the follow-up of the previous mission.
Specialize in investigation and tracking. Interesting. Wang Teng touched his chin and pondered for a moment. “What do you think of this mission?”
They looked at the mission description in front of them and felt speechless.
This mission was very difficult!
“Leader, isn’t this mission too difficult?” Li Wendong asked awkwardly.
Wang Teng smiled and asked, “Are you afraid?”
“A little. They are foreign martial warriors, and they even tried to assassinate the CEO of Longhai Corporation. They aren’t normal bandits,” Li Wendong admitted openly.
“If you trust me, let’s choose this mission. I might not be able to promise much, but I can assure you that your lives won’t be in danger. As for the 200 points, you will get your share depending on your performance,” Wang Teng said directly.
The others were still in a dilemma when they heard his reply. However, they were slightly moved by his speech.
“The harder the mission, the faster we will progress. We are lucky that we are on the same team as Wang Teng. This allows us to take missions with greater difficulty. We mustn’t give up this advantage easily. Why don’t we take the bet?”
No one expected the shy-looking Yuan Jing to say these things.
The other young men were startled and a little embarrassed. They gritted their teeth and said, “Since Yuan Jing has already said this, we can’t back down. We will choose this mission.”
The remaining three ladies hesitated for some time, but they didn’t raise any objections.
“Good. You are very decisive,” Wang Teng praised them.
This was a test for his teammates.
If they rejected him, he would do the missions step by step and use only a little effort.
If they choose to believe him, he didn’t mind having a good game with them.
Wang Teng accepted the mission as a team and brought everyone to the transaction area on the second floor.
“Your school credits might not be enough, so you can combine your credits to buy some dan and healing medicine. As for weapons and battle uniforms, I feel that it isn’t worth it to rent them. I have more school credits. You can borrow from me and return them after the mission.”
Wang Teng wasn’t a selfless person. He just didn’t want to waste too much time on these small matters. His teammates were like swords coming out of their sheaths. He would be able to yield twice the result with half the effort only after he sharpened their blades.
His teammates were elated. They didn’t pretend to be polite and chose their weapons and battle uniforms. They could just return the credits to Wang Teng after they completed their mission.
The next day, early in the morning.
The students dressed up in full attire with their backpacks and their weapons. They gathered in the stadium.
The instructors were already waiting for them. There were buses parked beside them to take them to the mission locations.
These buses were prepared by the school. They were used for external missions.
Wang Teng and his teammates also arrived at the stadium. As soon as they stepped inside, they caught everyone’s attention.
“F**k, their clothes are so eye-catching!”
Wang Teng and his teammates were wearing extremely conspicuous black trench coats with a hoodie. There were fiery-red cloud patterns that looked like flames at the edge of the trenchcoat. It was extremely outstanding.
The instructors felt the corners of their lips twitching as they stared at them speechlessly.
Wang Teng ignored their gazes, though. But, Yuan Jing and the others felt awkward. They wanted to dig a hole and bury themselves.
Every class had three to four instructors. After the students arrived, one instructor would lead one team and get on the bus.
The teams of students left the school one by one. The buses were heading to different destinations in Donghai.