VW:CCM Chapter 2

I’ve gotten chapters 1-7 from Logaste Translations so I’ve edited them and posting them here for easier reading.

Translated by: Quentin

Edited by: Sietse (Valici)


Chapter 2: Kung Fu?

Two guys rushed forward from either side of Gu Fei, while another guy stood in front of the exit of the alleyway to block his escape route.

They immediately attacked, one with a punch and the other with a kick. Gu Fei unhurriedly took a step back, completely evading both attacks. He proceeded to lift up his left leg and kicked in the left guy’s face, after which he planned to swing his right leg, but he was amazed to find that the other guy had already rapidly retreated.

Gu Fei smiled bitterly. If this had taken place in reality, it was impossible for his “Paired Sparrow Attack” to hit only one person. However, he was in a game right now and his speed was entirely confined to the Mage’s physical stats that were below average. There was practically no way he could fully display this move, only enabling him to use half of its true power. Furthermore, his Strength stat was surprisingly low, as the guy to his left who had just been kicked was unexpectedly merely clutching his face in surprise. If this single kick had hit a head in reality, the person the head belonged to would be unconscious for at least four to five hours.

“As expected, he’s got skills.” The leader of the group’s expression changed, but he wasn’t too flustered. Gu Fei’s kick connected, but it was clear that the power behind it was limited. At once he shouted, “He’s just a Mage, there’s no need to be afraid.” After which he himself rushed in to enter the fray.

Gu Fei dodged around the three people. Although his weak physique was the cause for his current lack of Strength, a Mage’s Agility still managed to barely make do. At least right now, everyone was still a newborn player and had not been able to add stat points yet, thus the gap between classes was not too obvious. From time to time he would throw out a punch or a kick and relying on his rich battle experience, was able to hit the receiving party. Compared to the three other guys, the edge of his clothes were not even touched. The leader of the group grew more and more amazed, “this guy has far more than just skill; luckily he belonged to the Mage class– if he changed to a more strength focused class, the three of us would already have been beaten to the ground.”

Gu Fei felt that it was really a pity. Due to the countless restrictions in the game, he was greatly refrained from putting to use his many Kung Fu styles. From his point of view, even if he had chosen a close-combat class type, his Kung Fu would still have been unable to be used until after he had levelled up and distributed some stat points. On the other hand, even though he was a mage, if he levelled up and distributed his stat point to the Agility category, he would still have an opportunity to use Kung Fu! At the thought of this, he could not help being in higher spirits.

The surrounding three attackers saw that not only were they not affecting Gu Fei, but that the more they battled him, the more he seemed to be enjoying it. He was currently even showing a comfortable smile, causing them to feel more and more anxious.

As ordinary street hoodlums their skills were akin to a wood block chopper, and their mistakes were easily spotted by Gu Fei. He had unintentionally gotten himself entangled with these guys and seemed to have finally found an opportunity in which he could leave the encirclement, as he smilingly asked, “Still want to continue fighting?”

The three of them had received not a small amount of punches and kicks, and though the strength behind each hit was not large, the accumulation of them still did some damage. Above all, Gu Fei was repeatedly striking them on the same spots. At the moment, the left guy had a blackened left eye, the right guy had a blackened right eye and the leader in the middle felt blood gushing out of his nose. Afraid that talking would cause the blood to stream into his mouth, he lifted his head, and while wiping with his hand, yelled to the others, “We’re leaving!”

“Wait a minute!” Gu Fei commanded, “You’re just gonna leave without apologizing after beating someone up?”

“Apologize?” The leader of the group laughed, “You can’t even beat me to death; why should I apologize?” This statement wasn’t false; Gu Fei had fought them for such a long time, yet was only able to give the three of them two black eyes and two nosebleeds. All of which could not be considered as big injuries either. As for death, it was even more impossible; a death within the game could only occur when a player’s health points were reduced to zero. Yet in the present situation, looking separately at each and every single person that was beaten up until their nose was bleeding and their face was swollen, their health points had not decreased even in the slightest. This was undeniably a bug in the game.

Gu Fei just faintly smiled and stooped over to pick up a piece of gravel before suddenly flicking it.

“Pa!” A sound came from the middle of the leader’s forehead.

The leader was furious, “You…”

“What would happen if this piece of gravel directly hit your eye?” Gu Fei spoke as he remained calm and unhurried in the face of pressure.

The leader was stunned; he originally thought that Gu Fei had thrown the piece of gravel randomly, but after listening to him speak, it seemed that he could actually accurately aim.

“In real life, your eyesight of course would not be affected, however right now in game, you would be reduced to that of a blind man… don’t forget, this is a virtual reality game,” Gu Fei said.

The leader was so scared that he took two steps back, but thinking it over once more, he convinced himself, “He’s just saying that he’ll hit my eye, but isn’t this threat a little bit ridiculous? How can anyone be so miraculously accurate!” He heaved a sigh of relief before loudly laughing, “Brat, who’re you trying to fool?”

Gu Fei didn’t respond. Instead, he extended his foot out, kicked a piece of gravel up, and grabbed it with his right hand, after which he made a throwing motion…

“Ahhh…” The leader let out a miserable shriek as he firmly pressed his hands on his right eye, and after collapsing, began to wail and roll incessantly. The aching pain of the now blinded eye was incomparable to that of a simple black eye.

“You still have one eye,” Gu Fei reminded the rolling figure on the ground. As he finished, his leg flicked and two pieces of gravel flew up as he whipped out his hand to hold them in his fists. His gaze swept toward the two people next to the leader, “This time, I’ve got two pieces of gravel in my hand.”

“S-s-Sorry!” The two people were scared witless by the screams of anguish their leader emitted, who was still writhing on the ground, and quickly stammered out words of apology.

“Leave!” Gu Fei waved his hand and the two hurriedly ran toward their leader, who was still covering his eye with his hands, and picked him up. Shaking with pain, the leader stammered out a sentence, “Go… quickly, help me leave!” The two of them were startled for a moment before they promptly stepped forward to help him leave. As for the person tasked with blocking the exit of the alleyway… he had already left a long time ago.

Hiding near the exit of the alleyway was a dumbstruck Ah Fa, who had seen the whole show. It wasn’t until after the thugs had run away and the scene turned serene again, that he dared to burst into the alleyway and gaze amazedly at Gu Fei, “Teacher, you really know Kung Fu?”

“Of course! Teacher has been practicing Kung Fu since young.” Gu Fei’s words were exactly the same as those he used in school, even his tone and bearing had not changed.

Gu Fei really did know Kung Fu.

He was born in a Kung Fu family and had practiced it since childhood. Each family member had their own career and ways of dealing with the world, but within the family they had one combined goal: pass on the family’s traditional martial arts. In the end, however, words are nothing more than words; Gu Fei felt that besides himself and his father, right now there was no one else that had ever taken these words to heart.

His father’s generation had real skill, but as for his own generation, there wasn’t anyone he could even spar with. Not only that, but toward Gu Fei who had his heart set on practicing martial arts, they were filled with scorn, “What era are we in right now? There are airplanes in the sky and the streets are filled with computers, but Kung Fu? Can Kung Fu feed you?”

Gu Fei wanted to prove it to them, but the result nevertheless incited even deeper scorn from them.

It was helpless to go against the facts. In this day and age, Kung Fu could indeed not feed him.

It would seem easy to use one’s Kung Fu skill to excel in the sporting world, compelling Gu Fei to try each sport one after another. However, he ran into an issue due to a lack of understanding the rules, which led to him frequently violating them. For example, in a soccer game, his foot would be lifted too high, and when in a basketball game, he would charge at people. At the same time, there were even sports in which Kung Fu was completely useless, such as chess. In other sports, he simply lacked the ability to play: for example, swimming, diving, and any other water related sports – he couldn’t swim.

Even when involving his Kung Fu as a sport, he unexpectedly also could not continue in it.

The Kung Fu that Gu Fei practiced emphasised on tempering his body as well as wrestling techniques. Hence, he was not superior in the slightest in wushu events that were of the performance kind. To make matters worse, his father strictly prohibited him from participating in wrestling events that would truly make his personal strengths shine.

“We study martial arts to temper the body and break through its limits, not to pick fights!” His father had sincerely spoken.

“Isn’t breaking through the limits of the human body the same as striking down the opponent more efficiently?” He never understood his father’s reasoning on this subject.

“You are wrong. The best way to knock your opponent down is to use a gun!” His father had told him.

“A gun?”

A serious nod had been his father’s reply, “That’s right, a gun!”

“But…”

He hadn’t finished speaking when his father had begun to beat him up. A true Kung Fu family! If words couldn’t be spoken clearly, then fists and palms would make things clear. That year, his father’s body was still quite tough and robust, and his martial arts still better than his. Besides, he could not seriously fight his father, and thus, was badly beaten. That was precisely the day that Gu Fei went to Yulin for his job interview…

Eventually, after eliminating every sport possible, he went to great lengths to keep a certain connection to the sporting world, albeit as a gym teacher.

However, someone had seen how his father had beaten him up prior to his job interview, and after sharing the video that was taken of the scene, when Gu Fei tried to educate the children on matters regarding Kung Fu, he was labeled as shameless.

Kung Fu, was it really so hard for it to survive in today’s society? Gu Fei was incomparably grieved. Nowadays, he rarely attended family gatherings. In the past, the older generation would also believe that he should persist in upholding the Kung Fu tradition, setting a good example for the other family members and educating his peers. However, after seeing his peers each dressed in bright and neat clothing with good careers alongside with him who was in dire straits as a physical education teacher, the older generations began to hesitate. Besides his own father, no one believed that he had the brightest future.

Yet his father continued to greatly persist in his “Kung Fu is not for fighting ruthlessly” standpoint.

“I cannot allow you to use Kung Fu to injure others whatsoever!” His father resolutely stated.

“Not even on bad guys?” Gu Fei had asked.

“No!” His father was sure, “Bad guys will ultimately be punished by the police and the law!”

“Then, in the end, what’s the use of Kung Fu?” Gu Fei felt miserable. He hated himself for being unable to understand the meaning behind his father’s words. From start to end, he could only be at a loss as to what Kung Fu could do.

VW:CCM Chapter 1

I’ve gotten chapters 1-7 from Logaste Translations so I’ve edited them and posting them here for easier reading.

Translated by: Quentin

Edited by: Sietse (Valici)


Chapter 1: Teacher Gu Fei

A dull grey sky was looming over Cloud City as a constant drizzle came down.

Two merchant NPCs were surrounded by an impenetrable crowd in the city near the spawn point of players who belonged to the Mage Academy. Between the two, one specialised in selling brooms whereas the other specialised in selling black framed glasses. Even the newest Virtual Reality (VR) online game, Parallel World, could not escape from the grasp of Harry Potter when promoting the classic theme of magic.

These two NPCs who had their character models based off were ruthlessly ripping the new players off. It needs to be noted that the system gave away fifty copper coins in total to new players. However, these two accessories that were completely useless were being sold for 125 copper coins each and adding them both up together was exactly 2501 copper coins. Even so, the players’ enthusiasm toward the two accessories did not decrease as they would ceaselessly work for an entire day, just to obtain the 250 copper coins. Whenever one looked around in the Mage Academy, they would see players dragging their robes behind them while holding a broom in one hand and fixing their glasses with the other.

Yet, in this joyous atmosphere, there was one person who had a frown on his face.

Gu Fei stood in the center of the academy’s plaza, whilst donned in a set of Mage robes, looking at the lively crowd around him. Other than heaving a deep sigh, he really could not figure out what to do.

Of all the classes in the game, he disliked the Mage the most.

Of course, he just had to become a mage.

All of this had to be blamed on that student called Ah Fa. Gu Fei was a teacher and had unintentionally overheard a few students discussing this new online game that used VR technology. After enquiring about the game, Ah Fa gave him an account as a present in order to ingratiate himself with him.

Who knew that Ah Fa would also make a mistake out of something that sprouted from good intentions. He had actually carelessly given his teacher an account that he had already set up the class and name of. Sadly, Gu Fei only discovered this situation after he had already finished the VR scan, which bound his identity and proceeded with the other functions. His misfortune didn’t stop here as this online game was the first to use VR technology and therefore, received unprecedented attention. Seeing as there was a limit to what the game servers could sustain, the game officials only dispatched a limited number of accounts, limiting players to one account. In the end, this led to the current scenario wherein he had to choose whether or not he was willing to put up with playing the Mage class. Of course, if he decided that he couldn’t put up with it, then he wouldn’t be able to play the game!

Looking at the entire set of the newest VR equipment that he had specially bought for this game, not playing the game would really be a pity. Finally, he had made up his mind and entered the game. Unfortunately for him, Ah Fa did not choose the class that he was thinking about in his heart and as such, the purpose of the game was already completely lost to him. In this moment, he stood aimlessly in the city as he really did not know what he was supposed to do next.

As he was at a loss, he suddenly saw a few badly battered mages running for the entrance of the Mage Academy, while dragging their tattered robes behind them. Gu Fei saw a short, small, and skinny figure among them and subconsciously shouted out, “Ah Fa!”

This was the student who had horrible grades and was horrible at gym as well. Not only wasn’t school going well, his appearance was also nothing to write home about. Other than being glib, Gu Fei did not manage to discover another strong point of his. In school, he was classified as the kind of unconditionally marginalised character that would receive no love from anybody. Meeting him in the game, Gu Fei was trying very hard to control his urge to go up to him and beat him to a pulp. Ah Fa did not do it on purpose afterall. What’s more, he still had to serve as a role model.

Ah Fa raised his head when he heard someone shout his name and staggered over after seeing Gu Fei.

“Greetings teacher!” Ah Fa said.

“Alright, alright. There is no need to behave this way.” Gu Fei promptly said. For a student to greet him this way in a game, it was really an incomparably embarrassing thing. Many players in the surroundings, who heard Ah Fa address him as such, also curiously looked over.

“How did you manage to get beaten up to this state?” Only after pulling Ah Fa away from the crowd did he ask this question.

Ah Fa gasped for air, while saying, “I-I… I n-never thought that this would happen! I-I was just out for a stroll around the city, when some players suddenly beat us up.”

“What level are you now?” Gu Fei was baffled. Other than one’s spawn point, there were no other so-called “safe areas” in this game. Gu Fei knew this, but with regards to PK protection, it still existed when it came to low levelled players. It wasn’t until one hit level 5 that the PK-protection would wear off.

“I’ve only just created this account and haven’t even levelled up once!” Ah Fa said.

“Then how were you PK-ed?…” Gu Fei did not understand.

“I was not PK-ed. I was beaten up,” Ah Fei said.

“What’s the difference?” Gu Fei did not understand.

“Teacher, PK-ing requires the use of skills to reduce the opponent’s health to zero. However, since this is a virtual reality simulation, they can beat me to a pulp just like a normal street fight. Even though my health does not decrease, but… it does hurt really badly!” Ah Fa touched the corner of his mouth and grimaced in pain.

“There are actually people like that!” Gu Fei was shocked.

“That’s right! I never thought that something like this would actually happen in an virtual reality game either.” Ah Fa said.

“Virtual reality…” Gu Fei repeated these words to himself, “Let me take a look!” Gu Fei suddenly strode forward, wanting to head outside.

“Wait!” Ah Fa pulled him back, “Teacher, you are also a mage. Your innate physique and strength are inferior to Knights. We cannot win this kind of fight!”

Gu Fei patted Ah Fa’s head, while saying, “Have you forgotten? Your Teacher knows Kung Fu!” After he finished talking, he turned around and left.

“Teacher!” Ah Fa stared at his teacher’s back in bafflement. Teacher Gu Fei knew Kung Fu! This sentence was a joke in Yulin Middle School. Rumour has it that even the Headmaster commented in private, “What is shamelessness? Teacher Gu Fei repeatedly saying that he knows Kung Fu is the most shameless matter that I’ve seen in this lifetime of mine.”

Gu Fei really was better in jumping, faster in terms of speed, nimbler in terms of agility and stronger when it came to pure strength. From an average person’s point of view, it was completely reasonable and fair for a gym teacher to display such capabilities. However, Gu Fei just had to say that he practiced martial arts from a young age. Since then he continued to practice Kung Fu before eventually reaching the point where his body was as strong as steel and as such, was unparalleled under the heavens.

No one believed it.

That was because there was a video that had been circulated very widely in Yulin’s campus network. The video was filmed by a security camera that was installed at the school gate. It was unknown as to which person was bored enough to have nothing better to do than upload this video. The title of that video clip was dubbed as “Old, but Vigorous”. Without a doubt, the main male character was an old man. As for the supporting male character, it was Teacher Gu Fei who claimed himself to be “unparalleled under the heavens”.

Who would still believe that Gu Fei knew Kung Fu after having such a bitter experience? Everyone thought that this person read too many wuxia novels and had slightly lost his mind. Fortunately, even though he said that he knew Kung Fu, he absolutely did not have any violent tendencies, while he also held a serious attitude toward his teaching. As such, his future career advancements weren’t affected by his claims of being “unparalleled under the heavens”.

However, at present… Ah Fa stared at his teacher’s back, who had already walked through the Mage Academy’s entrance. Right before Gu Fei left his vision, he turned his head and directed a shout toward him, “Which side?”

Ah Fa subconsciously pointed toward the right, after which Gu Fei strode forward and left.

He stared blankly for quite awhile before reacting, as he quickly chased after his teacher.

This VR world was undoubtedly created exceptionally well, even down to the slight painful pressure from putting one’s feet on the stone-paved road. However, Gu Fei was walking quickly as though he was flying. Behind him was Ah Fa who had a hard time trying to keep up and it wasn’t long before he was drenched in sweat. Luckily, he saw his teacher stop yet again at an intersection.

“Where are they?” Seeing as Ah Fei had caught up to him, Gu Fei slightly turned his head and asked.

“They were over there.” Ah Fa stretched his arm out and pointed in the direction of the pond that was located in the center of the plaza up ahead. Upon his reply he saw his teacher quickly advancing forward once more. He quickly shouted after him, “Teacher, don’t go!”

Gu Fei turned his head around and smiled, “Do not come over. Your teacher will return immediately.”

Looking at the back of a figure of someone who was dragging a Mage’s robe always made people feel as though that person was weak. However, Gu Fei’s figure currently made people feel an unusual sense of elegance and self-confidence.

“Fuck! Oh well… if worst comes to worst, I’ll just be beaten up again. These injuries won’t be done to my real body anyway!” Ah Fa constantly reminded himself of this fact before he chased after Gu Fei.

However, he had already lost sight of Gu Fei in this moment. As Ah Fa was sizing up his surroundings while walking, he suddenly heard bursts of blood-curdling screeches coming from a nearby alleyway. He quickly rushed over and stretched his head toward the alleyway to see what was going on.

There, he saw four fellows in light Knight armours gripping a petite man and violently beating him up. The sound of their fists coming in contact with the man’s flesh was absolutely horrific. The fellow who was being beaten up already had a crooked nose and a slanted mouth and his body and face were covered in splotches of blood. One could not distinguish his class from his equipment alone. However, even if he belonged to the most barbaric Warrior class, he was powerless in face of these four robust males with his identity as an ordinary person. Right now, he had already lost his ability to resist and after being repeatedly struck down by the countless punches, he was cowering in a corner without saying a word.

The four fellows who were beating him up had fierce-looking faces. One look at them and it could be seen that they were not virtuous in the slightest. However, they momentarily halted because Gu Fei appeared before their eyes.

No one said anything. However, when the four fellows saw Gu Fei’s Mage robe, they exchanged a knowing smile.

“Let go of him!” Gu Fei said.

“Are you talking about him?” The one who had the toughest-looking figure out of the four raised his leg and kicked the pitiful looking person, who was huddled up in the corner, again. He made a signal with his eyes directed at the three people beside him and the four of them slowly outflanked Gu Fei. Originally, their goal was to ensure that their new “victim” wouldn’t be able to escape, but who would have thought that Gu Fei would freely let these four fellows surround him.

A trace of surprise flashed through the eyes of the tough-looking man who was clearly the leader. However, after carefully sizing Gu Fei up, he was slightly relieved once more. This player before his eyes was not considered tall, but the well-fitting Mage robe in the game did not conceal his well proportioned build; broad shoulders, slender waist and long legs. At a glance, such a build belonged to a person who normally emphasised on working out. The quality of Gu Fei’s body was not bad. It was natural that he would also not be too bad in a fight. However, seeing as this was a game, regardless of how good a person’s physique was in real life, a person’s speed, strength, physique, etc., were completely determined by the game’s data. This fellow was a Mage and as such, his strength and physique were the weakest. With one punch of his, he would be able to cause Gu Fei such pain that he would be screaming for half a day. It seemed like the realistic environment in this VR made this person forget that this was a game.

Without making any small talk, the leader only said two words, “Get him!”


1: A reference is made to 250 (two hundred and fifty), which is a Chinese slang used to jokingly describe foolish, air-headed or halfhearted people.