Chapter 3.2 – The Beginning of a New Mission (2)
“No. 233, the score for having a sufficient performance in this parallel world is 29 sin points. Your role was quite easy, and you were able to enact you role… But it irked us that you, an insignificant gangster, talked too much during the fight and robbed the gangster leader of attention. Fortunately, the fight had nothing to do with the main plot, otherwise the impact would have been too big, and you would have been directly deleted.”
“I’m just explaining how my character fell step by step into the miserable experience of a gangster, in order to make the character fuller…”
“Cut the crap and don’t forget that you only have a small role!”
“Dude, I don’t want to say this but it looks like you need it. Although you are an elder, you have to listen to my advice. Don’t think too much. You just need to perform the set plot honestly. If you skip or revise in some way again, you will be the one to suffer in the end.”
The past went by like smoke, and 233 was no longer the high-spirited teenager who wanted to have a big fight. In order to survive, he was forced to stick to the norm and finally did things honestly, according to requirement.
Only sometimes, in the late of night did the throb for change called out to him.
At this time, the words of that small gentleman inspired a trace of passion in his heart again. In the aftertaste of his drink, he finally returned to reality.
With a bitter laugh at himself he silently paid his bill and left.
According to what the fat man had said, there was no good ending in working against the system’s rules. It was better to act obediently and out of harm’s way.
Back at home, 233 reopened the assignment book. First he examined the world background, his identity, then he opened the overall outline of the novel and studied it carefully.
The mission released by the City of Sin only explained the background of the role given and the purpose they wanted to be achieved, as well as the relevant matters that needed attention.
As for the specific details, the system did not explain how to do it, which required the villain to enact the role in any way he deems best, as long as rules were strictly followed.
This was also the main basis for scoring after the mission ends. If one villain played his character well, high scores would be the tasty reward.
On the contrary, points would be deducted if ever the villain perform poorly. In the case of serious violation, the villain would be directly deleted from the city.
What a pitiful end that must be!
At the same time, in order to make the important characters play more in line with the atmosphere of the whole novel, boss-level roles were released along with the tasks and the outline of the whole novel available only to them.
The roles played by 233 before were all unimportant small roles. Therefore, this was 233’s first time to see the outline of the novel and to understand the pattern that must be followed.
There was one rule that everyone in the city had to remember — everything and everyone serves the protagonist.
Under such a requirement, villains must commit heinous crimes and must appear repugnant in the people’s eyes. The more readers hated them, the more successful they would be!
Then the protagonists would be allowed to make moves to win the hearts of the people.
Over time, people gradually developed some routines. For example, beating, oppressing and bullying the protagonist, then letting the protagonist rise and beat them in the end.
Also, the most portrayed flow of event during battlefields was the defeat of the villain, where the protagonist’s halo shone the brightest!
In tactics, villain’s horrendous drop in IQ would highlight the protagonist’s intelligence and so on. This made the reader’s at awe how brilliant the protagonists in outsmarting the villains.
During the scene in his previous parallel world, 233 used the same technique to arouse the reader’s satisfaction.
Truthfully, 233 had higher martial arts skills than the protagonist and had a good weapon in hand. Though the difference in power was obvious, 233 was able to hold back his strength, thus, he was killed by the much weaker protagonist.
The plot of defeating the strong with the weak was most popular with readers.
As long as readers liked it, everything was for popularity as far as everyone knew.
As a player who had been through many roles but only got promoted after a thousand years, 233 had become very familiar with these techniques. During the five day rest period, he carefully planned his first step as the villain boss.
Five days later, he came to the mission area of the city, entered his number and stood on the platform.
The light gradually dimmed, and the mechanical sound of the system rang in his ears..
“Entering the parallel world of the novel of The Most Holy One, please wait a moment…”
“Introducing the system of Martial Arts.”
“Loading the role model.”
The scene was being loaded. The scene was successfully imported and everything was finally ready!
“Welcome to the novel world of The Most Holy One.”
“This parallel world is a world with the martial arts background. Your task in this parallel world is to hold the heroine Linglong hostage and give the hero the chance to save her. This way, the affection between the male and female protagonists would be enhanced.”
“We wish you success, 233.” was the last words he heard before everything turned black and numbness consumed him.