The King's Avatar Anime: Season 1 (Episode 8)

Let us gather, friends! is the eighth episode of Quan Zhi Gao Shou (The King’s Avatar) that aired on May 19th, 2017.

As the days continue, Ye Xiu continues to battle Tiny Herb and level Lord Grim. However, he begins to find it tedious.

In the Tiny Herb practice room, the teammates notice a commercial for ice cream being advertised beside Zhou Zekai. While they are talking about how tasty it looks, Wang Jiexi comes up behind them. He tells them to not envy Zhou Zekai’s sponsorship. Instead, they should train hard and raise their own skills. By making a name for themselves, they can become popular.

Ye Xiu, wanting to finish early, tells the Tiny Herb players to all come at him at once. He then baits Wang Jiexi, saying that battling him will traumatize them due to his superior skill. Ye Xiu goes further and asks whether any of them have actually battled a true Unspecialized. Wang Jiexi calls his bluff and sends his entire team to attack Ye Xiu at once.

The Tiny Herb players initiate battle. Meanwhile, Plantago Seed watches from afar. To dodge their attacks, Ye Xiu uses Aerial Fire, sending him flying backwards as Wang Jiexi uses his broom to block the attack. The Tiny Herb captain then orders his teammates to surround Lord Grim. As Lord Grim flees the battle, they chase after him. Together, Gao Yingjie and Wang Jiexi attempt to bombard Lord Grim, however, he jumps off the side of a building. When they look for him, they find he has logged off.

Wang Jiexi then begins to give his team a pep talk, telling them to strive to improve so that they can match Ye Xiu’s Unspecialized account. However, his speech is crashed by Soft Mist. Though the Tiny Herb players were expecting a female voice to come out, instead it is Ye Xiu’s. He invites them to battle in the Arena with him. However, his terms are that before they can battle him, they must win against Tang Rou.

Since Tang Rou is battling professional players, she loses quickly. However, this only increases her determination. Ye Xiu tells her that he is waiting in room “Find Me Next Door.” She is surprised to learn that that is the literal name of the room. The Tiny Herb members follow Soft Mist to the Arena to battle him. The Arena is a betting field, therefore they cannot battle until something is wagered. Ye Xiu had set up the room this way so that he could win materials off of Tiny Herb. Plantago Seed is aghast at Ye Xiu’s extravagant material demands.

Gao Yingjie loses against Ye Xiu. Solemnly, he goes to apologize to his captain. However, Wang Jiexi offers him encouraging words, complimenting his fighting spirit. After this, Wang Jiexi notices that Qiao Yifan’s battle against Tang Rou is taking awhile—it had taken him almost three minutes to defeat her, far longer than everyone else. He points out that though Qiao Yifan works hard, he doesn’t show much progress. That in itself is a form of torture, and he wonders whether a different environment would help him improve.

Finally, Qiao Yifan wins. While Xiao Yun is walking by, he tells Qiao Yifan to hurry up and then criticizes his slow time. Though he is trembling, Qiao Yifan does not reply. Ye Xiu’s voice echoes through his headphones, so Qiao Yifan respectfully greets him. After a few exchanges, Ye Xiu asks Qiao Yifan why he plays as an Assassin, and whether anyone has suggested he change classes. He then goes on to tell him that he is more suited to the Ghostblade class with a support build.

Meanwhile, Wang Jiexi is scrutinizing Tang Rou’s Soft Mist, noticing how she refuses to give up. Ye Xiu calls out to him with the nickname “Big-eyed Wang”. In response, he pulls Soft Mist aside to talk with her privately. Afterwards, Ye Xiu asks what they talked about, but with no reply.

Ye Xiu then begins trash talking them. When he is called out on it, he cites Huang Shaotian. During Season 6, Tiny Herb was thrown off by the famed Blade Master’s trash talk, and lost to Blue Rain because of it. Otherwise, they could have had three consecutive championships.

Lord Grim and Fiery Blaze face off to fight. Wang Jiexi launches the first attack, but Ye Xiu skillfully dodges the projectiles. As they battle, both of their APMs increase dramatically. Ye Xiu topples a pillar which sets the ring afire. To counter this, Wang Jiexi’s Fiery Blaze begins to use ice attacks as he closes in on Ye Xiu. Wang Jiexi finally unleashes his personal playing style—”Magician”, which he had adjusted to fit with his team—and his movements become more erratic and unpredictable. The battle ends in a draw.

Wang Jiexi offers his team some more motivation, encouraging them to continue their nightly practices so that they are not defeated by Ye Qiu.

As Ye Xiu heads to bed, Tang Rou asks him about the Glory Professional Alliance and if it is fun. Earlier that day, Wang Jiexi had invited her into Tiny Herb’s training division, but she had declined. Ye Xiu tells her that if she enjoys Glory, the professional tournament is about the same.

Alone in Tiny Herb’s practice room, Qiao Yifan creates a new account—the Ghostblade One Inch Ash.

In the morning, a blond young man struts down the sidewalk and enters the Happy Internet Cafe. With his imposing figure and demeanor, Chen Guo’s first impression is that he is a gangster. However, her assumptions are shattered when he greets her cheerfully. With that same voice, he asks for Lord Grim and introduces himself as Steamed Bun Invasion.

didn’t really matter. Skill is most important. At first wanting to match up to Ye Xiu, Tang Rou wants to be play as an Unspecialized. However, she is told that it would be impossible without a Silver Weapon like the Myriad Manifestation Umbrella, which changes shape. So instead, she decides to class as a Battle Mage. Ye Xiu offers to teach her, but Chen Guo brushes him off in favor of guides written nine years ago by Ye Qiu. However, Ye Xiu offers to make an updated guide for her on how to play as a Battle Mage, to which Tang Rou accepts.

As Ye Xiu is smoking outside, he overhears two customers mention that the Wild Boss Blood Gunner Yagg had appeared in the 10th Server, and that the Three Great Guilds were rushing to claim the first kill.

Inside Boneyard, the three great guild leaders—Plantago Seed, Blue River, and Cold Night—hide from the onslaught of Blood Gunner Yagg. With them are their guild members, and they all watch as a group of noobs, led by the Brawler Steamed Bun Invasion, recklessly attack the Boss. Though they all wish to defeat the Boss for themselves, the three guilds are stuck in a stalemate. If one were to make a move, the other guilds may attack them from behind. As the guild leaders continue to watch, they are astounded by Steamed Bun Invasion’s well-timed attacks, included a knee attack with a hidden effect. But they too quickly assume that he is a veteran of Glory, and realize their mistake when he uses Slap, heightening the aggro on the Boss.

All of a sudden, Lord Grim arrives to the battle and engages the Boss. He asks Steamed Bun Invasion to add him to his party, and then gives the Brawler noob instructions on how to attack. Ye Xiu’s arrival turned the tide of the battle, and the party’s coordination increases through his guidance. The guild leaders, in an attempt to obtain the Boss, offer materials and drops to Lord Grim. Each guild leader tries to offer more than each other. However, Ye Xiu tells his party to ignore them. The guilds rush forward to the Boss, but they do not make get far enough—the guild leaders had moved into the range of Blood Gunner Yagg’s circle. And at that same moment, Ye Xiu had completed a 200-hit combo. This causes the Boss to summon as many undead as were in the circle around him, which would usually only happen when it reached red blood. Since the guild leaders were in this circle, and party leaders, as many as 100 undead were summoned.

Since the guild leaders were sufficiently distracted by the large legion of undead, Ye Xiu draws the Boss away with the help of Steamed Bun Invasion and the party of noobs. Once they reach an isolated location, Seven Fields, Sleeping Moon, and another Full Moon Guild member arrive to help them finish off the Boss. As they whittle away at the Wild Boss’s health, Ye Xiu tells the other team members to move away. Finally, Ye Xiu finishes off the Boss, and a moment later, Steamed Bun Invasion throws a brick at an undead, knocking it down, and grins playfully. The system announcement comes on the server, awarding first kill of the Wild Boss Blood Gunner Yagg to Lord Grim and his team.

Back in Happy Internet Cafe, Tang Rou is learning how to play when she and Chen Guo overhear a few customers talking about Lord Grim’s first kill. Ye Xiu receives a friend request from Blue River. When they begin chatting, Blue River is indignant over the fact that Ye Xiu stole the Boss. Ye Xiu simply replies that Wild Bosses are meant to be stolen. Blue River asks Ye Xiu to run Frost Forest with his guild one more time, but is turned down—Ye Xiu already had plans with Tyrannical Ambition.

As Ye Xiu leaves his computer, a system announcement appears. Excellent Dynasty, with a time of 13:24.21, had beaten his Frost Forest record.

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