The First Order
Chapter 1 - A sickness in the head
The First Order
Author :The Speaking Pork Trotter
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Chapter 1 - A sickness in the head

Chapter 1: A sickness in the head
However, when it entered into the boundary under the cauldron and was about to lower its head to peck on the bread crumbs, Ren Xiaosu pulled hard on the rope in his hand. Right after, the young man jumped up and rushed towards the cauldron like an unbridled wild donkey. Before the large bird could flip the cauldron over, he mustered all of his strength and used his body to pin down the cauldron!
8220;Phew! 8221;
Ren Xiaosu heaved a sigh of relief as he had waited an entire night just to catch this sparrow. Fortunately, his efforts had not gone to waste today, especially since such good opportunities were hard to come by.
Clattering came from inside the cauldron as the struggling sparrow battered its tough wings against it. At this moment, the short melody of the clock striking the hour rang from the refugee stronghold.

Ren Xiaosu turned around and looked at the town. He wondered when he could finally bring Yan Liuyuan to live inside the stronghold.
To Ren Xiaosu, the people living in the stronghold were fortunate because they did not have to face the dangers of the wastelands.
However, not just anyone could enter that place as they wished.
Right at this moment, the activity in the cauldron quieted by a lot. He let out a sigh and checked if the ragged cloth was wrapped firmly around his hand. Then Ren Xiaosu slowly lifted the cauldron up to create a tiny opening and put his hand in. He attempted to grab hold of the large sparrow by its legs!
However, life was not always that smooth sailing. Ren Xiaosu yelped right after putting his hand under the cauldron.
Ren Xiaosu pulled out his hand and had a look at his palm. The web between his thumb and forefinger was bleeding, as not even the ragged cloth could protect it against the sparrow 8217;s sharp beak.
Ren Xiaosu got angry. He removed his ragged jacket and wrapped it around his hand. Then he thrust his hand under the cauldron again and grabbed the sparrow by its neck this time.
He took the sparrow out from under the cauldron and tucked it in his arm. With a strong twist of his hand, the sparrow 8217;s neck broke and it went limp.

At this moment, Ren Xiaosu felt a pinch in his heart because the large sparrow 8217;s claws had punched several holes into his jacket.
Suddenly, his mind went blank, and Ren Xiaosu fell to his knees. It was as if a massive copper bell had been struck inside his head. Then he descended into a chaotic darkness.
Oh no! In the past, this sickness only occurred at midnight, but now it came earlier?
This was not the first time his sickness had 8220;acted up. 8221; Almost all the people in town knew there was something wrong with his head, and his pain would flare up at random times.
Only Ren Xiaosu knew that it was not pain but a state of confusion that he was experiencing.
Wait a minute. This time, it was different from the past. The black mist in his mind had dispersed and revealed a 8220;palace 8221; beyond it!
Ren Xiaosu 8217;s eyes flew open, and he stood up. He looked at himself in disbelief. 8220;I came to this quickly? 8221;
He originally had a chance to get a closer look at the palace 8217;s appearance, but he knew better. There was no difference between remaining unconscious and dying out here in the wilderness. Right now, he had to rush back to the town that was situated outside of Stronghold 113 before the heavens opened up with the acid rain!

Ren Xiaosu tied the sparrow 8217;s legs together and slung it over his shoulder. Then he lifted the big cauldron and inverted it onto his head before running away. Pitter-patter. Raindrops started falling on the cauldron.
The cauldron had turned into his umbrella.
Before he could run far, however, the silhouette of a person holding a bone knife stood in his way. 8220;Give your catch to me 8221;
But before the person could finish his sentence, he saw a big cauldron swinging in closer and closer, until it smacked into his face!
8220;Damn! 8221; The robber fell backwards. He had not expected Ren Xiaosu 8217;s attack to be that swift! And it was so forceful too!
Then he saw Ren Xiaosu lower the pot before swinging it back up and placing it over his head to use as an umbrella, all in a single, continuous motion.... The robber had not even fallen to the ground, yet Ren Xiaosu was already running off into the distance!
The robber laid on the ground facing the sky as the acid rain came down. It was a little painful and stung his face. There was something about this that he could not understand.
In most situations, shouldn 8217;t there be some interaction between them? Just how many times had this young man encountered a similar situation to react so instinctively!?
Something was not right. He could hear that young man 8217;s footsteps approaching again!
The robber hurriedly sat up and turned around to look. He discovered that the young man was coming back to him!
Ren Xiaosu had not planned to return, but he distinctly heard a voice reverberate from the palace in his mind, 8220;Quest: Gift your catch to someone else. 8221;
Who said that? Ren Xiaosu turned around and walked back to the robber with some uncertainty.
The robber said in panic, 8220;Let 8217;s talk this over.... Hey, that 8217;s not right, I 8217;m the victim here.... 8221;
Ren Xiaosu sized up the robber. He noticed that there were no others nearby.
8220;You want this sparrow? 8221; Ren Xiaosu asked.
The robber 8217;s eyes lit up. 8220;I do! 8221;
8220;Here, take it. 8221; Ren Xiaosu stuffed the sparrow into the man 8217;s arms without explaining himself.
That unfamiliar yet neutral voice intoned again, 8220;Quest complete. Awarded: Basic Skill Duplication Scroll. You may use it to learn another person 8217;s skills. 8221;
Ren Xiaosu was stunned, because he could feel a leather parchment appear within his mind!
A Skill Duplication Scroll that he could use to copy another 8217;s skills? Like hunting? Survival? Or some other skill?
The robber hugged the large sparrow tightly in his arms and began to express his gratitude. 8220;You 8217;re a good person 8221;
Before he could finish speaking, he saw Ren Xiaosu grab the sparrow back before leaving again.
The robber was confused.
He stared at Ren Xiaosu 8217;s receding figure as he scurried away.... The fuck is this guy! What is he after?
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