Chapter 2 – Am I the only one in the chat group?

"Ding! Welcome 'Swallowed Star Xu Zong' to the chat group!"

This voice appeared directly in his brain, as if it was coming from the depths of his soul.

Xu Zong, with a level of proficiency from countless rehearsals he had conducted unknowingly, entered the chat group situated deep in his mind. A simple group panel was thus opened.

What was magical was, even without a physical form, Xu Zong could freely click the buttons on the screen through his consciousness, as simple as using an arm.

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "A newbie? Hahaha! Great, finally a new member, huh? Newbie, quickly speak up, share your picture! Which world are you from? What's your identity? What's your cultivation level? Give us some red packets upon joining!"

These successive voices appeared directly in his mind, as if someone was directly speaking to him through his brain.

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "You're noisy!"

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "Hmm?"

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "Oh, I'm sorry, I haven't seen a new member in many years. I've been alone in this group for a long time, I got a little excited, please understand!"

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "Wait a minute, your name is also Xu Zong? Is this… a coincidence?"

In the training room.

Swallowed Star Xu Zong, stroking his chin, looked a bit hesitant.

Is that so?

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "I don't think it's a coincidence, rather we are of the same lineage, having transmigrated across 99 worlds!"

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "Do you remember what you did in your previous life?"

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "Headhunter."

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "Same here. I transmigrated at 27, died from overworking… I guess, anyway, I was pulling an all-nighter in the office and when I closed my eyes, I transmigrated."

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "Same for me."

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "My most disliked teacher was my middle school teacher. He lied to me, claiming my mom wanted me to attend his winter vacation tutoring class, but that's not what my mom meant. She was asking if I wanted to go."

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "The key point is that the tutoring class was privately set up, and it charged fees!"

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "Now that you've mentioned it, you've reminded me of an unpleasant memory… Let's not talk about this, who's your favorite teacher?"

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "I don't really have a favorite… does Aizawa count? The siblings' series was pretty good."

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "Indeed."

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "It seems the answer is pretty clear. We are the same person."

In the training room.

Xu Zong massaged his brow, it seemed indeed to be the case.

Even though he didn't know what was happening, that he had split into two, or even possibly more, but it currently seemed that his cheat code was indeed a chat group of a lineage that had transmigrated across 99 worlds.

Although he indeed made up his mind that he would rely on himself in this life, having and needing a cheat code were two different things!

Even with a cheat code, it wouldn't hinder him from relying on himself in this life.


Xu Zong glanced at the chat group name at the top of the chat.

"Becoming Stronger All By Myself"!

Absolutely correct!

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "Speaking of which, why aren't you surprised at all?"

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "Hehe."

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "Do you know how long I've been in this group?"

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "Ten years!"

Before waiting for a response, he continued on his own, his voice incredibly excited!

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "I joined this chat group when I was ten, but despite waiting, no second person joined! I waited a full ten years! Until today, ten years later, I finally waited for you!"

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "Do you know what I've been doing these ten years?"

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "I've been playing with this chat group every day! It's so fun! Damn, there are only three functions in total, I've played them all in just ten minutes! I guessed long ago what kind of lineage this cheat code belongs to, okay!"

In the training room, upon hearing this, Xu Zong took a deep breath, contributing to the resolution of the greenhouse effect.

Goodness gracious!

Waiting ten years for the second member to join the group?

What kind of chat group is this? It's quite harmful!

And why are you shouting so loudly?

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "You'd better prepare yourself too, I think I've figured it out, our group should belong to the fantasy genre, but as you know, time in fantasy novels can pass by thousands or billions of years in an instant. We might have to wait quite a while for the third group member!"



The resentment in his voice was palpable, anyone who'd been left hanging for ten years wouldn't be in a good mood.

However, after listening to the other party, Xu Zong finally understood.

It seemed that he couldn't expect new members to join the group for now.

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "You said earlier, this chat group only has three functions?"

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "Ah, yes, I should explain it to you."

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "In our group, you just need to think in your mind to use various functions, it's all mind-controlled, very simple. And the group functions are just three: check-in, transfer, and sharing!"

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "As long as you think 'check-in' in your mind, you will get a group prompt saying 'successful check-in, gain 1 point'. However, you can only check-in once a day, and you can only get 1 point each time."

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "Points?"

Upon hearing this, Xu Zong, in the training room, suddenly brightened his eyes.

Was it the points he was thinking of?

Could he buy various good things in the mall by consuming points?

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "Hold on, I know you're excited, but don't get excited yet, because our group doesn't have a mall function at all!"

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "What the hell?"

Xu Zong had an incredulous expression on his face.

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "Why is there no mall when there are points?"

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "You're asking me? Who should I ask?"

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "Anyway, these functions in the group can be activated by thinking. Try it if you don't believe me."

Hearing him say this, Xu Zong tried it out.

He thought "check-in" in his mind.

"Ding! Congratulations on your successful check-in today, you have gained 1 point!"

He thought "open mall" in his mind again.

But there was no response.

Xu Zong felt puzzled, was this normal?

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "Click on the upper right corner of the group, and you can see all the functions of the group. If you still don't believe it, just check it out."

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "…I see."

Following his instructions, he indeed only saw the three simple functions of check-in, transfer, and sharing in the group function list. The group member list also only included him and The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong.

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "So, what's the point of these points?"

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "That brings us to the second function 'transfer'… wait a moment, I'll show you."

In a short while.

"Ding! Group member 'The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong' has transferred an item to you, do you accept?"


The group prompt appeared directly in his mind, and Xu Zong did not hesitate, he chose to accept.

In the blink of an eye.

As he sat in the training room, a grey stone suddenly appeared next to him.

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "I just spent 1 point to transfer a stone to you."

This function was quite straightforward, much like a group red packet function.

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "It costs 1 point to transfer a stone?"

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "That's the minimum consumption, no matter what you transfer, it costs at least 1 point. I think it's quite cheap, this is cross-realm transfer! You're in the Swallowed Star world, right? I'm in The Nine Cauldrons world, that's quite a distance!"

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "By the way, the highest expense I've discovered so far is for ourselves. If I want to transport myself to your world, it shows me that it will cost 10,000 points! And I can only stay there for ten days! I've been saving for ten years, but I only have just over 3,000 points, not even enough for one transfer!"

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "…I tried, and it also costs me 10,000 points to transport to your side."

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "Under normal circumstances, if the price doesn't increase, we would need to save for about thirty years to accumulate enough points for one trip to another world, and we can only stay for ten days!"

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "Cool."

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "But truth be told, thirty years is not considered long for those in the fantasy genre."

In the world of Swallowed Star, let alone apprentices, even those at the Celestial Level have lifespans of over 1,000 years. Star-level individuals live over 10,000 years, and so on, the lifespan increases tenfold for each Realm, whether Domain Lord or World Lord!

Once reaching the Immortal Level, one possesses infinite lifespan!

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "But it's miserable on my side! Only when I reach the Innate Realm do I have a lifespan of 200 years, and when I reach the Illusory Realm, it's 500 years. Even if I become the most powerful, breaking the Illusory Void, I don't know how many years I could live…"

He expressed his grief for quite a while, and Xu Zong could not comfort him.

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "Forget it, let's not talk about that, there's still one last function I haven't introduced to you—the sharing function. This function is what I believe to be the most useful feature of the entire chat group, without a doubt!"

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "Click on your avatar!"

Swallowed Star Xu Zong clicked on his avatar as instructed. His avatar was a young man dressed in white training clothes, sitting on the ground rather unimpressively.

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "Goodness gracious! I didn't expect you to be so refined and elegant in this life!"

The other Xu Zong clearly also saw this avatar.

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "Goodness gracious! I also didn't expect you to be so robust and muscular in this life!"

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong's avatar was a young man wrapped in animal skin and sackcloth clothing. He looked nearly two meters tall, with extremely broad shoulders, muscular and robust.

He was also flamboyantly holding a silver spear with a turquoise spearhead, with the spear tip pointing to the ground and his gaze coolly looking at a 45-degree angle, looking just like a heroic outlaw.

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "How do you change the avatar? My pose looks so stupid."

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "Just strike a pose, let the chat group take a photo, and then upload it. Look under your avatar, there you can see what you currently can share with others—it should be divided into talents and skills—woooaahhh!!"

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "Hiss…you scared me again!"

The Nine Cauldrons Xu Zong: "Sorry, sorry! I think I saw a terrifying talent…Damn it! You have a look at your talent!"


How incredible could it be?

Couldn't they be a little more stable like me?

Well, it's not good to force others, after all, even though they're both me, the living environment in this life is obviously different. The Earth in the world of Swallowed Star has undergone special transformations, so his temperament is naturally stronger than others' —

Shareable list:

Talent: No bottlenecks in cultivation

Skills: Basic Fist Technique (Specialized), Basic Body Movement (Detailed)

Swallowed Star Xu Zong: "Woooaaahhh!!!"

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