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V55C5P3 – The Dream of Dwarves

Par mimosab

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“Pant, pant.”

“Let’s keep going. Only a little more left.”

The dwarves pushed the wagon out from the narrow and dark mine tunnel.

The warm sunlight welcomed them outside, but there was no time to relax.

“Load up quickly and go!”

Under Padon’s command, the wagons, pulled by bulls, and with dwarves as bullwhackers left hurriedly, out of the lair.

“I will feed you a lot when we get to a safe place. So run!”

“Mooo!”

The hundreds of wagons split up down the mountain.

It was the last step of the dragon lair robbery, the escape!

Weed kept on walking through the mine tunnel and the thick dust.

Beside him was the dwarf warrior Oberon, guarding him all the way.

“You have done so much for me. If it weren’t for Oberon-nim, we wouldn’t have pulled it off this successfully.”

“It’s not like that. I only did my part in Weed-nim’s plan.

Oberon was a commander with outstanding leadership and he had a devoted personality.

Weed acknowledged that he accomplished the biggest role and sacrificed a great deal for this robbery plan.

‘Truthfully, I did not trust him.’

Even when they exited the mine tunnel, he put his guard up whenever Oberon got close.

‘Is he going to strike me from behind? This is all on broadcast, but it’s more than possible.

A kind person like me getting duped by the villain, in the end, is all too common. I wouldn’t be this worried normally, but right now he is probably the most powerful user because he activated the Brazier of Sacrifice… No way! Could he have activated the brazier for this opportunity? Yeah, it’s feasible. Such a foul dwarf…’

Suspicion after suspicion. In his mind, Oberon became a villain that must be killed in the future.

‘The thing is that he’s a warrior with his attack damage not too high… I can stop him. If it comes down to it, I will use Time sculpting and strike back.’

Asking to share the load definitely made him a thief, causing Weed to be on alert.

Now that they exited the mine, his suspicion went down to about 50%, putting Oberon back in the good person category.

Weed would never be able to put away his suspicions on people until his death bed.

‘They say the only people you can trust are your family… Even that isn’t always true. The scammers commit their first crime on their very own family.’

In this world, even the words from professionals such as doctors and lawyers must go through suspicion, as well as the confirmation of severa; trades or real estate transactions.

Used goods markets were as dangerous, if not more dangerous, than dungeons.

“I am so reassured to have Oberon-nim here.”

“What I did is small. Thanks to Weed-nim, the Versailles Continent has become a peaceful place.”

Weed exchanged warm compliments even with glaring eyes!

– Swift Coldwind: Kaybern will arrive in approximately 10 minutes.

“Let us hurry to Debrado village.”

“Yes, understood.”

Weed planned on exploiting Oberon for a very long time after wrapping up the current mission.

‘In the right places, he has the potential to become a real asset.’

His combat, connections and accomplishments as a lord were far better than Pale.

He was capable, diligent and selfless; the perfect talent.

I think I understand why businessmen are so thirsty for talents. If what I see is true, this man can be exploited for a long time.’

Weed overly smacked his lips, not to lie this time, but instead, to flatter Oberon.

“Ha-ha-ha. I was observant of your usual accomplishments.”

“You’re just saying that. My accomplishments are not even a tenth of yours.”

“I looked up a lot of videos about Oberon-nim since the start of Royal Road.”

“Really?”

“It sure helped me a lot.”

He most definitely did check them out to analyze and take reference.

He did consider choosing the dwarf as his race, as it was the best class for crafting and selling.

Combat was also formidable, but there was a huge reason that turned him away.

‘They’re too short. Such a big head too…’

A problem of bodily proportions!

Unflattering looks weren’t a problem, but sword techniques were well incorporated with an acceptable length of arms and legs, so in the end, he did not choose this race.

Despite the bland flattery, Oberon’s face blushed.

“For Weed-nim of all people to watch my video, it is such an honor.”

“I watched your dungeon clear of Malinsa 3 times.”

“Oh, even those? My level wasn’t that high around that time.”

“It was when you were training your axe throwing skill, was it not? I’m sure it was a great help for novice players.”

Weed engaged in a friendly conversation with Oberon as he arrived in Debrado village.

Nide and the dwarven users, along with the Brazier of Sacrifice, were waiting at the village entrance.

“Hyung! Apparently, Kaybern is going to arrive at the lair very soon.”

“Yeah, let’s turn in the quest first.”

Weed led the dwarves and the brazier to the elder.

The dwarven elder who was sharpening his axe with a beer at his side, saw the brazier and sprang to his feet.

“This is the Brazier of Sacrifice that you mentioned.”

“This, this… The dwarven treasure!”

The elder wiped a tear and stroked the brazier.

Blink!


< Dwarves’ Desire for Robbery Complete. 

The determined dwarves recovered the treasure that was stolen by Kaybern.

Their long-awaited wish has been achieved.

The dwarven elder will reward the hero of their kind.

 Honor increased by 32,000. 

 A deep affiliation with the dwarves has been established. >


 

“It is old and aged, but I can feel a great aura of fire. Countless weapons that changed history were born from this brazier.”

“This is the real artefact that we recovered from Kaybern’s lair. It was the most precious treasure hidden well by the dragon.”

In a conversation, a bit of exaggeration was essential for an exciting story.

The dwarven elder bit the hook.

“Yes, the dragon would have been kept warm with our brazier.”

“For sure. It was a treasure that even Kaybern held dear.”

Weed, while talking to the elder, was still concerned about the whereabouts of Kaybern.

– Swift Coldwind: Kaybern has returned to the lair.

Finally, the owner was home.

Until now, he tried not to think about the Kaybern’s reaction to the robbery.

– Swift Coldwind: I can hear the dragon’s screams. ‘How dare they steal my treasure…’ He is swearing to kill us all.

The dragon was narrow-minded, and its reaction was to be expected.

Weed decided to be bold about it.

 

‘It isn’t my fault. It was a quest about the long-held wish of the dwarves. It asked me to rescue the Half-elf Vishur too.’

All he did was just carry out a quest.

Though including the Brazier of Sacrifice, he did swipe as many things as he could from the lair. It wasn’t just himself, but he mobilized a thousand dwarves and an assault team to steal.

‘You have to get the biggest bite possible. Dying after just a lick of the dish is so unfortunate. There’s a problem with the quest itself, really. Coming out without grabbing any treasure from a trip into a lair? That is so harmful to your mental state.’

The elder wiped his tears with his dusty sleeves.

“I knew if I waited, this day would come eventually. You need to be rewarded since you recovered the Brazier of Sacrifice.”

“A reward… What kind?”

Weed smiled.

He did grab lots of treasure, but his greed knew no end!

“You are qualified to learn our village’s skill.”

“A skill?”

“The secret technique of working with fire and metal. I will teach you. I think about ten days with the Brazier of Sacrifice will do.”

Blink!


< You can acquire the secret technique of the dwarven blacksmiths, ‘Method to start and maintain the fire’.

Mastering this technique will increase affinity with fire by 30%.

Blacksmithing skill is enhanced along with Shamanism and magic efficiency. >


 < You can acquire the secret technique of the dwarven blacksmiths, ‘Iron Melding Practice’.

You can obtain the dwarven secrets of working with metal.

You can also earn knowledge about alloys that will assist you in the production of specialized metals. It increases the worth of the blacksmithing products. >


 

Weed had advanced blacksmithing level 3, so he knew the worth of the skill.

‘The skill in itself is awesome, and the more I craft, the faster the training speed of the blacksmithing skill. I could master blacksmithing more conveniently now.’

He expected to be rewarded with some equipment already crafted by the dwarves, but this was a chance to gain something more.

“Us dwarves are beings that overcome the intense flames. Now that we have the brazier back, we have the power to resist the dragon.”

“You’re going to resist against the dragon?”

“Mmm, maybe not complete independence from the dragon’s influence… But in the least, we have to stand up against something like the Black Dragon Kaybern. As long as it is alive, the dwarves will never be able to live freely.”

Weed groomed his beard and nodded.

“You are right. Kaybern is indeed one evil dragon.”

“I am going to open a general meeting for the dwarves and announce that the brazier has been recovered. We will borrow from its power and fight against Kaybern.”

“Will you be able to win against Kaybern?”

“I know it will be difficult, but we dwarves must follow through with it. Please take the brazier to Stump village of the Norn mountain pass.

“Stump village?”

“It’s the location where dwarves gather for important decisions. They will all welcome you since you recovered the brazier. I will provide you with a map, so please take it there. Kaybern might try to chase you down, but we will divert him away as much as possible. You will be in danger as well, so do not let your guard down.”

Blink!


< Dwarf General Meeting

The dwarven meeting that will decide the fate of the race will be held in Stump village of Norn Mountain pass, in ten days. Countless dwarves will be expecting you.

On the other hand, Kaybern might trace the tracks leading from the lair, but the dwarves of the Debrado village are prepared.

They will crumble down the mine completely and erase the tracks left on Ulta mountain pass.

Difficulty: S

Quest Requirement: Dwarf.>


< The long-awaited wish of the dwarves is completed.
Quest can proceed because you are in perfect dwarf form through Sculptural Transformation.

If the quest is declined, the relationship with the dwarves will turn hostile. >


 

“I will get to Stump village no matter what.”

 


< Quest has been accepted. >

< You have obtained the map of Grutegy village. >


 

(To be continued…)

 


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V55C5P2 – The Dream of Dwarves

Par mimosab

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“Weed-nim!”

Oberon almost rolled across the ground running with his shattered armor.

Even the countless treasure in the dragon’s lair did not hinder his sight.

“You managed to find the Brazier of Sacrifice?”

“That is right.”

“The situation is dire, so can I use it at once?”

“Use it? This thing?”

“Yes, it seems that it is the only way to stop the enemy.”

Oberon naturally had a lot of experience handling a brazier as he was a dwarf.

He smashed empty wagons, threw the wood into the brazier and started a fire.

The fire quickly grew into a roaring blaze!

The firepower was immense as it was a dwarven artefact.

“Brazier of Sacrifice, I will burn 30 levels and 5,000 health points. Reward me with power!”

The fierce flames of the brazier spread to Oberon.

The dwarf’s entire body seemed to be trapped in the flames, but in fact, incredible power was being transferred.

Oberon’s body turned bright red like metal being forged in a fire.

“The Brazier of Sacrifice. The legend was true. I will go out there again to fight. Leave everything to me and retreat.”

Oberon ran towards Bademix to stop him.

“Hoorah!”

His level and health points increased by 800 and 50,000 respectively!

“Iron Rage!”

Depending on the enemy’s power, it raised the attack damage up to 3x temporarily.

“Go.”

Oberon swung his axe and shield alternately and pushed back commander Bademix.

He charged with his body, pushed with his shield, an original strategy of warriors!

Though he had enhanced attack, he drove forward with an overwhelming defense.

Oberon let out his War Cry

“From now on, I will take care of Bademix. Everyone guard the entrance!”

The exhausted dwarven warriors and soldiers took the time to wrap bandages and rub herbs. The dwarves recovered health points by the priests’ healing spells and engaged in battle once again.

The heat of battle reigned over at the lair entrance.

“For him to use the brazier with no hesitation…”

Weed was surprised by Oberon’s sacrifice.

He was well over level 500 but did not hesitate to use it in order to stop the dragon soldiers and defend his comrades.

“If you could excuse me.”

Dwarves who had lost their senses for a moment came one after another and activated the brazier. They weren’t as drastic as Oberon, but they offered 10, 20 levels and returned to the battle with another level of power.

The combat ability they displayed was remarkable.

Though it was only temporary, they could fight as the strongest users in Versailles.

“Come at me! You lizard freaks!”

“Let’s kill them all and steal everything, K-ha-ha-ha!”

About thirty dwarves activating the brazier allowed them to prevent the advance of the dragon soldiers with ease.

Zultan and Smalling poured their magic spells, but the entrance was too narrow.

The forces were too clustered and made it difficult for assassinations. Furthermore, the draconic warriors were obstacles to aoe magic.

– Mihel: Weed-nim! It seems like Kaybern will head to the lair now.

The dwarves barely earned some time to breathe in peace, but Kaybern was about to return.

“There is really no time for breaks.”

Weed realized once again that this was a battle against time.

Even if they managed to smuggle the treasure, they will be chased down unless they escape to a safe distance.

“The Brazier of Sacrifice is the utmost priority. You take this and escape the lair first.”

“Yes, hyung.”

Weed left the brazier to Nide. 4 dwarves pulled the wagon together and exited to the mine.

“We need more time. We would have taken a lot more if we weren’t discovered by the draconic warriors…”

Weed looked around the lair in disappointment.

Not one user knew the exact layout of the dragon lair.

Weed too only got to see near the lair`s entrance before.

‘I prepared so much but it still wasn’t perfect.’

He thought of transporting the treasures as a whole, but there was just too much gold.

Flourishing gold lumps scattered everywhere!

To think that he would have a hard time examining treasures because of the large gold bars getting in his way.

The inheritance, antiques and ornaments of old kingdoms were too large to move with the wagons.

Regardless, if they had enough time, there wouldn’t have been any leftovers, but there were still many treasures that haven’t even been looked at.

– Everyone, retreat!

Weed used Lion’s Roar.

The word retreat echoed inside the lair to no end.

“Let’s get out of here.”

“Weed-nim’s orders. Move out.”

The dwarves that were grabbing a load of treasures pushed the wagon and escaped to the mine.

“The wounded have to move quickly too!”

The users that fell back to the rear after losing health points from defending against the dragon soldiers pulled the treasure wagons as well.

In front of treasures, strength sprang from nowhere.

– You! You cannot escape with Kaybern-nim’s belongings!

Bademix swung the halberd and went berserk, but Oberon blocked him off at close-range with the swing of his shield.

“Everyone, fall back. We will take care of the rear!”

Weed, despite Oberon’s words, couldn’t slip out.

He just stood there dumbfounded, watching the dwarves.

“Weed-nim! Don’t worry about us and go first. Hurry! Then we can escape too!”

Oberon screamed.

Pale and the assault squad prepared to retreat as well, and the draconic warriors became rampant in response.

Dwarf Vindel ran with a full backpack.

“Weed-nim, we must go now.”

“…”

“Don’t worry about those bunch. We practiced this procedure dozens of times. We prepped magic scrolls too. Quickly!”

Weed was forced to turn around lonesomely.

“Urgh!”

*Slug-slug.*

 


< You have exceeded the maximum weight capacity. 

Movement speed is reduced by 84%. >


 

His load was exceeding the limits of his strength and agility!

“Ugh!”

He barely passed through the passage connecting the lair and the mine. He used the Loa Sword as a cane.

– You can’t leave! I will not let you!

From the rear, Oberon and the dwarves were fending off Bademix and the dragon soldiers as they receded.

The passage was narrow, so mid-sized monsters could not slip through.

Slug-slug…

Weed was filled with greed and regret as he walked.

“Sigh.”

With each step, his sadness grew deeper.

He wanted to return to the treasures, but unfortunately, he couldn’t.

“Scram!”

Oberon as he was responsible with the final defense line, kept the draconic warriors at bay with his axe.

If they did not use the Brazier of Sacrifice, the warriors would not have held ground, but they were excellent at their job at the moment.

Oberon pushed Bademix away and shouted.

“Collapse it!”

The exit connected to the lair!

The dwarven architects did not participate in the robbery and instead planted various traps.

They were prepared to be chased away, and now was the time to use the traps. 

*Crumble!*

The ceiling collapsed right when Oberon passed through, covering the dragon soldiers.

The awfully powerful Bademix also disappeared in the stone rubble that filled the mine track. The dwarven soldiers and warriors felt the need to escape from their bodies as they saw the end of the sealed road.

“Ah, at least it’s over…”

“That was one exhausting battle.”

“Woo, that was fun. Let’s focus. We collapsed the ceiling and traps are in place, but the soldiers will soon give chase. So, let’s get out of here.”

Dwarves in their drained state swayed as they ran.

Oberon in a pool of sweat approached Weed.

“Weed-nim, let’s go.”

“You did so well.”

“It’s nothing. Your load looks pretty heavy, should I help you out?”

“No.”

“Pardon?”

“You must not.”

“…”

Oberon pulled off an incredible accomplishment, even still, it wasn’t enough for Weed to  hand over his backpack!

“Weed-nim. I admire you so much when you manage to carry out difficult quests like this one alone every time. This couldn’t be done by anyone but you.”

Oberon showed respect to Weed who managed through such rigorous battles.

“It was truly an awesome and exciting experience. This is not over yet, but this day will be one to remember for the rest of my life.”

Weed moaned in despair.

“I should have hogged it all even if it was going to be harder…”

“…?”

The treasures in the lair that were left behind haunted him and he loathed having to distribute the little treasure he had to the dwarves.

But honestly speaking, the dwarves fought so well that he could’nt think of an excuse for them to be sent home unrewarded.

Oberon continued with no understanding of what it meant.

“In truth, since the preparations began, I thought this would be impossible. You must be so happy to succeed in such a difficult quest.”

“Happy my ass.”

“…?”

‘My gratitude towards the dwarves will fade away with time. But, the treasures are everlasting.’

It wasn’t a whole lot of time they spent inside the dragon’s lair, but during their stay, they recovered the brazier and grabbed rare treasures here and there.

There were two backpacks containing the most vital items earned from the lair.

‘Both my eyes and hands must be swifter in future. I think I used up  a weeks worth of concentration this time.’

He collected full sets of warrior and archer equipment up to level 900 and also set aside advanced magic staff and robes.

Some of the equipment properties were imbued by the dragon.

He did not have the chance to look over the small items like accessories, and there were likely to be many useful items from what was recovered by Nide, Chase and the other dwarves.

‘I won’t have to worry about equipment for now.’

There wasn’t a single item in the lair that wasn’t rare. He could change everything he wore: boots, belt, adventurer outfit, bracers, his leather armor could be replaced by incomparably better equipment. 

‘My combat strength will be significantly higher now.’

The equipment worn by Weed had a few lacking points.

With the exception of the Loa Sword and the Sky Ruler’s Armor, several items were lower quality overall.

Nevertheless, he couldn’t change them into better gear because the items were too rare and expensive for him to buy in auctions or with gold.

‘Strength, agility. I could afford to increase my attack damage greatly if needed… I could also adjust endurance, enhanced recovery rate, curse resistance and other attributes in order to tackle specific hunting grounds and dungeons.’

He was no longer jealous of the equipment worn by Hermes Guild members.

With good equipment came more power. Hunting speed becomes substantially faster and more efficient.

Even his grinding would ascend to a new level.

 

(To be continued…)

 


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V55C5P1 – The Dream of Dwarves

Par mimosab

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Castle Bawell was destroyed completely by the Black Dragon Kaybern.

The lord’s castle and the city crumbled in black smoke, but beyond it stood the endlessly sprawling residential district.

The architects put their all into building this faulty city!

– Kuooooo!

Kaybern roared and flew close to the ground.

The poorly constructed buildings blew away from the winds, but the residential district was huge!

“We’ll do a rough job.”

“Yeah… It doesn’t need much effort. Just slack. Take it easy.”

“Let’s build with our feet. Don’t bother cleaning out the garbage. Build with those too. Just a rough job.”

Leaving the final touch to Kaybern, the architects kept building houses.

The common users contributed a little as well, completing a district with 6 times the surface area of Castle Bawell.

The buildings spanned over the plains to the forest and mountain.

– To ruins!

Kaybern caused an earthquake over a large area of land.

The earth shook like it was dancing, demolishing the buildings. Thousands of buildings were destroyed at once.

But, dozens of buildings collapsing at once led to a few lucky structures that caved into and supported one another.

After seeing it, the architects came up with an innovative idea.

“Kaybern destroys and burns with magic.”

“Yeah, seems so.”

“We can’t stall by increasing the durability of these structures. There is no chance in using that kind of a tactic. Even well-constructed stone buildings and palaces are destroyed with ease.

Castle Aren which was considered as the best landmark in the Central Continent did not hold either.

Kaybern sat on top of the castle and roared!

The structures could not handle the heavy weight and crumbled; broke into shivers by magic attacks.

“If we change the structure, we can solve the earthquake problem.”

The architects built a house with a round base.

They built the floor, wall and ceilings in a round shape so that they would roll when an earthquake occurred.

“They are unoccupied. This structure has a free-flow.”

“Yeah, we just need it to hold. After all, our objective is to buy more time.”

Furthermore, these houses were not built collectively but spaced out.

“Let’s build a few stone buildings too.”

“That would take some time.”

“They need to hold against fire magic as well. We can’t do anything about direct impacts, but they will hold against attacks that are slightly off.”

This prevented each collective housing area from being destroyed with a single area of effect spell and forced Kaybern to repeat several times.

“The dragon will surely get ticked off.”

“Yeah, this will get him good.”

To increase fire resistance, they sprayed holy water just before Kaybern arrived.

Buildings constructed in this way did not even make up 1 in 100, but they were strategically and regularly placed, and did their fair share to stall the dragon.

Kaybern poured aoe spells over the entire city, but nearly half the houses remained standing.

Pabo and the architects observed from afar and smiled in success.

“That’s buying us so much time!”

“Tell me about it. This is taking three times longer than the other areas.”

The architects were prideful of their accomplishment.

Faulty construction left the dragon completely at a loss!

It wasn’t an official quest designed by themselves, but the viewers watching the broadcast would acknowledge their project.

Kaybern flew over the residential district and destroyed the buildings one by one with magic or physical force.

It was the Black Dragon, the representation of despair and fear, but somehow it looked very fatigued!

In the end, the vast area of the city along with Castle Bawell burned in flames and turned into ashes.

 


<The Dragon’s Revenge

Black Dragon Kaybern is on the move again to destroy human civilization. The spirits and fairies are warning once again.>


 

“Kaybern will be heading to Nehaless in a week.”

The next target was the old capital of Brent Kingdom, Nehaless.

“It’s finally destroyed.”

“So, it did really destroy all of that. It ended faster than I expected, though.”

“The amount of wreckage is endless.”

The users that hid with the architects were sad to see all of Castle Bawell and the houses gone.

It would have been great to stall for longer, but a dragon’s magic attack was indomitable.

Kaybern spread its wings and flew up.

The dragon flew a great distance from the ground and roared with a gaping jaw.

– Kuaaaaargh!

Kaybern flaunted its presence from the skies.

Michel witnessed the scene and reported what she saw.

“Weed-nim! It seems Kaybern will head to the lair now.”

 

***

 

Python and Oberon were fending off commander Bademix, but his sheer strength was enough to make them struggle..

Especially for Oberon who blocked the halberd with his shield each time, the crushing impact sent him flying to the wall.

“K-ugh!”

The dragon soldier was empowered by the dragon’s magic. Bademix charged at Oberon with fearsome strength.

Oberon saw Python shouting as he rushed in from the rear of Bademix.

He was a step too late, and that would lead to lethal consequences.

“Rising Shield.”

From the corner, Oberon stuck his shield on the ground and ascended.

*Boom!*

He saw Bademix tearing the wall into pieces. It had such a huge impact that it shook the ground, and nearby dragon soldiers were sent flying.

“Pesty dwarf… Die now!”

Oberon barely escaped by hanging on the ceiling but soon faced another threat.

– Tiny friend, a delicious prey.

A shivering voice tickled his nape.

‘Zultan!’

It was the appearance of the assassin guarding the dragon lair.

Oberon only heard stories about the assassin.

As a warrior who leads the frontline, the assassin was a natural predator, but it was better to trust his comrades at helpless situations like so.

– I will cut up that small body of yours.

*Slash!*

A scythe flew in from nowhere and sliced through the air.

He was hanging on the ceiling and below him were Bademix and a swarm of dragon soldiers. Beside him was assassin Zultan!

“Zealous Defense!”

Oberon saw no other way than to activate his skill and take the hit.

Holding a few seconds on the ceiling meant distracting Bademix and Zultan for that much longer.

‘This is the best I can do right now…’ 

*Slash!*

*Sluck!*

The scythe sliced Oberon’s body, decreasing his health points in an instant.

 


< Critical Strike! >

< Decisive Strike!

Zealous Defense was depleted. >

< Life is in danger… >

< You are incapacitated. >


 

He fell into danger in just 3 attacks under the defense skill.

Zultan’s body was revealed temporarily while swinging the scythe consecutively.

It was a vicious being that wore a mask made of bones.

 


< Overwhelming fear stiffened your body. >


 

It posed an intimidating presence like the assassin type boss monster it was.

‘I’m pretty much dead even without that…’

That moment, Oberon caught a shadow weaving behind Zultan.

‘Was I hallucinating? Or was that a skill?’

The shadow elongated and grabbed the dagger in hand. Then, the hand stabbed Zultan right in the neck.

– Who dares!

Zultan took significant damage and backed off.

The shadow changed into a human figure and grabbed Oberon by the waist as he was about to fall.

“I’m late, aren’t I? Sorry. This guy is so elusive… It took a while to track.”

Though he was wearing a black robe, he was a neat-looking man.

Oberon had an idea who it was and spoke up.

“Are you one of Weed-nim’s comrades…”

“Yes, I am an assassin too.”

He spoke quickly as if he was trying to stop Oberon from speaking.

Seasoned…”

“K-hmm. Let’s focus on getting out alive for now.”

Oberon thought it was impossible for him to survive in a state of decapacitation and isolation.

“Leave me and escape on your own.”

“I won’t do that. I can survive, but I also can’t leave anyone behind.”

“This is impos…”

*P-p-poof!*

That instant, a smokescreen arrow came flying and exploded.

“Now, let’s go!”

Seasoned Crab, with Oberon hanging on his side, kicked off from the ceiling and ran along the wall.

He sprinted with incredible speed as the attacks of the draconic warriors trailed behind him.

“You are so good at dodging!”

“Sure! I have to be! I’m an assassin unlike you. If I couldn’t, I would die in a few hits.”

“Oh…”

They had to go through Bademix in order to reach the safe zone.

“Will we make it?”

“I will make it happen. It will work, hopefully!”

– Pulverizing Slash!

Bademix spinned its halberd in midair.

In a place with no cover, it was preparing a devastating attack.

*F-f-fwoosh!*

In an instant, over 50 arrows rained down at once.

Exploding, freezing and tearing through the air, various kinds of magical arrows caused a chain reaction and held down Bademix.

Seasoned Crab passed Bademix by a hair.

“Defend!”

“Protect Oberon-nim!”

Once they got inside the lair, the dwarven warriors scrambled and stacked their shields in rows. Their armor was stained and crumpled, but they were desperate.

“Leave the draconic warriors and shoot down the mages first!”

Pale continued to lead the battle with the archers.

At the lair entrance, innumerous draconic warriors and monsters squeezed through one after another.

Behind them was a cluster of overlord-level monsters capable of magic.

They were the dungeon boss monsters of Ulta mountain pass.

– Surrender! That is the will of Kaybern-nim!

Bademix pounced at the dwarves again and let out some of Kaybern’s aura.

Nearby dwarves instantly passed out.

“We need more to push, so the wounded can back out!”

Oberon recovered his health points from the healing spells of priests. He dragged his half-healed leg to go against Bademix.

– Swift Coldwind: The situation is getting worse. The monsters of Ulta mountain pass are gathering. Monsters are spawning from every single dungeon. It’s doomsday outside the lair. The trees are being mowed down… It’s a flood of monsters.

An avian user delivered the news through the communication channel.

It was that monsters were gathering in response to the call of Bademix.

“If the attacks continue like this, we can’t defend…”

That moment, Oberon caught Weed and the dwarves dragging the Brazier of Sacrifice.

 

(To be continued…)

 


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V55C4P3 – Dragon Lair Defense

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Weed and Nide, searched the lair thoroughly.

“Is it here?”

“It’s not here!”

“Search thoroughly. We are running out of time!”

*Srrrrring!*

The dwarves scraped gems like rubies and sapphires into their sacs as if they were sand.

*Cling!*

There were so many gold coins being kicked around the floor, that no one paid attention to them anymore.

Not one eye turned, even if they were gold coins from the old Niflheim Kingdom or the Kelten Kingdom worth hundreds more than their face values!

A whisper arrived for Weed.

– Bajo: There is good news. Kaybern is not leaving Castle Bawell.

“Why is that?”

– Bajo: I think it’s due to its arrogance. Since it began the destruction, it plans to see it through to the end.

Kaybern realized that intruders were inside his lair. However, he did not return preemptively.

It decided to destroy Castle Bawell; his arrogance dictated that he must finish the job that he had started.

“Indeed, villains fall because of their pride.”

Weed was anxious thinking that Kaybern was going to return any moment, but now, he even felt lighter. It was like stopping for coffee at a vending machine while being chased by police after a robbery.

Weed spoke out loud.

“Focus on grabbing things; this is the moment of our lives.”

While his eyes were scanning the lair for  the Brazier of Sacrifice, his hands never stopped.

There were more treasures available as Haruna dispelled the magical traps.

He identified the treasures like someone with no tomorrow and immediately seized things worth over 100,000 gold.

‘Shield of Amanta. The current market price is 278,000 gold. 5% platinum in its composition. I can get 40,000 more for reputational increase. Pelsian’s magic modifier will be an additional 30,000, and with an added margin for an appropriate rip-off…’

He was nowhere near as good at calculating as Scholarly mathematicians, but he was quite formidable in terms of market price.

*Swish.*

*Swoosh.*

Every time Weed passed by, the quality treasures disappeared.

The dwarves were filled with nervousness, but were also overtaken by a strange feeling.

‘Let’s pack them.’

‘Feed and die.’

‘I lived to see this moment.’

The dwarves watched as their leader lost himself to feverish greed.

With such a role model, they gradually lost their minds; their hands seemed to know only how to grab and snatch.

A loud bang from an explosion right beside them did not hinder them from grabbing the treasure. Not a second could be wasted.

Though they bought some time with extensive buildings in Caste Bawell, it wasn’t plentiful.

“Weed-nim, I found a door here!”

Dwarf Vindel found a small door in the corner of the lair. The Cleansing Torch wore out the illusion magic, causing the wall to sway and uncover the form of a door.

“A secret door?”

Weed, Nide and Haruna quickly ran up to Vindel.

“It is locked by magic. I will dispel it right now.”
“Get on with it.”

“Yes, I am. I need time…”

“You have to be quicker. Hurry up!”

“…”

Finally, the spells on the door were lifted and the door opened on its own.

What laid beyond the other side was another mountain of treasures!

“There are traps in the passage too. I will dispel as quickly as I…”

All of a sudden, Haruna was surrounded by dwarves watching her with glittering eyes.

They had already laid their eyes on the treasures.

They remembered that upon death in the midst of this robbery, they would be granted two additional treasures.

“To save time, I will charge through this passage.”

“No, there is no need to do…”

*Crash!* Split!* Crumble!*

The dwarves relentlessly charged into the magic traps, shaking the lair violently.

“…”

Haruna was lost for words.

The traps in the passage were activated by force and taken down respectively, resulting in the death of over 40 dwarves.

“Ow, ouch. That hurt…”

“I survived. I should have been dead. How wretched my life is.”

“K-ugh. I would have died for sure if I took off my armor.”

They were the dwarven accident fraud team!

The dwarves that were barely wounded writhed and pretended they were dying. 

The dwarves fighting at the lair entrance advised Pale to retreat. However, the dwarves here were different.

Standing beside Weed, they were swept away by the atmosphere without realizing it.

They were in great anticipation and didn’t know how to hold back.

They were under the impression that a little more would grant them wealth and honor for life!

It was to save time before the monsters began flooding in, but if it weren’t for pure greed, the charge would not be possible to carry out.

The dwarves, the natural born capitalists, all ran to the treasures at once.

“Weed-nim! There’s a brazier here. But.. This isn’t the Brazier of Sacrifice. Nonetheless, I think it’s in here.”

There was a pile of utensils for blacksmiths, tailors and farmers.

Big sparkling jewels were in the mix as well with other incredible items.

“Raktisha’s plough? It is instilled with the essence of nature, and it triples the amount of harvest and substitutes for the requirement for growing the best crops. It also has 100,000 additional health points.”

“Look at this Cloud Sprinkler. Increases the chance of rain and enriches the soil.”

There was especially a lot of equipment related to farming.

Farming equipment was rare among magic items, and these equipment were truly amazing finds.

“Grab them!”

Weed and the dwarves wildly loaded the equipment onto the wagons.

Production type items were more precious than any other and there was high demand for them.

Quickly, they swept away anything in sight. The treasures inside this secret room weren’t protected by magic traps.

Using his know-how from working in moving companies and delivery service, Weed stacked them nicely on top of the wagons.

“Move!”

“Secure the best traffic.”

Upon sighting treasure, two dwarves pushed the wagon at full speed.

They swindled the treasure out like machines.

“Weed-nim, I found the Brazier of Sacrifice!”

At last, the Brazier of Sacrifice was found.

When Weed approached the dwarf who shouted out, he saw a rusty brazier about 2.5 meters tall.

It was undoubtedly worn out, looking like it endured rain and snow for five years, in the corner of a pawn shop.

“To find the brazier so early… Identify!”

 


< Brazier of Sacrifice.

The forgotten artefact of the dwarven race.

An item of the legendary blacksmith.

It generates intense heat and perfectly removes the impurities in mineral ores.

It is capable of combining various special metals into alloys of the highest strength.

It is also capable of crafting massive weapons.

A brazier of honor, only to be used by the best among the dwarves.

If returned to the dwarves, they will return the favor with the best treatment and a high degree of respect.

On the other hand, there is a mysterious legend about the brazier, and that was how it obtains power by burning away the user’s own health points and levels.

Health points and levels poured into the brazier are melted away forever, but as a result, the user will turn radiant for a short moment.

Production Requirement: Advanced Blacksmithing level 7 and higher.

Dwarf only.

Properties: Blacksmithing skill effect increased by 79%.

The dire concentration with the aura of fire increases the chance of crafting a masterpiece by 4 times.

Produces items with high durability and minimal flaws.

Starting the fire in the Brazier of Sacrifice and throwing in health points and levels will grant 10 times the power.>


 

“This is the Brazier of Sacrifice!”

It’s abilities were just as what Weed knew already.

‘If I take this back, the dwarven race quest is a guaranteed success. This is such a desirable object.’

If he were to install it in Morata or the Earth Palace, I could create the best tourist trap for the dwarves. All artisans of blacksmiths will gather as well.

‘Anyway, that’s something to think about later… 10 times the health points and level.’

What he heard from Oberon was accurate.

A limit of 10% meant by a simple calculation that a level 500 user was allowed to burn 50 levels.

Well, it’s not necessarily good to burn as much as possible. Honestly, just about 50 levels sounds grotesque already.’

The higher the level, the slower the growth rate will become.

In Weed’s case, he started as a sculptor, which had the worst growth speed, and mastered it, only to take his foot and stick it on the path of the necromancer as well.

So, even though he had the confidence to level up twice as fast as any other person, 50 levels were still a huge sacrifice.

If the best rankers of Royal Road used the brazier, they would plunge from the peak to merely the level of casual players.

‘I am glad that I succeeded with this quest, but… This right here is truly the devil’s artefact.’

Weed decided to take the Brazier of Sacrifice with the dwarves.

 

***

 

“Hurry up, Sh-Sheek!”

“Greetings to big brother’s wife!”

Geumchi2 took 50 apprentices to Orcland.

For them to have arrived so fast despite being so far away, was thanks to Yurin’s Paint Teleportation Skill.

“Thanks, Yurin.”

“It’s nothing. It’s easy to draw you guys.”

“We have pretty thick lines.”

“You all have the same hair-style and similar muscular physique, so all I have to do is make slight adjustments to the angle of the eyes, nose and mouth.”

“…”

Geumchi2 and the apprentices recognized one another, but the reality for other people was that it turned into a game of hide and seek if they grouped up!

They could have been ticked off, but instead, they laughed in joy.

They were tearfully thankful for her calling them Oppa even if she were to curse at them a hundred times.

The reason being that over half of them had been called “Sir” since their teenage years.

“Can I go too?”

“Of course. You’re always welcome.”

Yurin decided to stick around since she came all the way to Orcland.

“Dragon, Sh-sheek. It seems to be looking for something, Sheek!”

Seechwi led through the broken orc villages and explained the situation to Geumchi2 and the apprentices.

“This is strange, for sure.”

“Yeah. A dragon doesn’t usually look over anything like this.”

Geumchi2 and the apprentices walked around the orc village with a serious face, but in reality, they had no particular thoughts.

‘I’m hungry. When are we going to eat?’

‘I wish there are some strong monsters around here. My body is turning stiff.’

‘I’m just going to act like I know something, concerned about something. Though I have no clue.’

In spite of their serious appearances, they were just acting like they were thinking!

After a long investigation of the village, Seechwi couldn’t help but feel something was strange.

‘What should I do? I think I need to look into this further.’

For the time being, she decided to look for more orc villages.

The Red Dragon Landony did not destroy every week, unlike Kaybern.

It was just roaming around, while destroying orc camps and strongholds.

Orcs with extraordinary reproductive abilities already made establishments in a different location.

‘Could the dragon be controlling the population balance of orcs?’

Seechwi eventually got to such conclusions, but they weren’t viable.

‘The Red Dragon is known to be more tyrannical than the Black Dragon. It doesn’t protect peace or nature like the Green Dragon. It loves destruction and genocides.’

There was a need for further investigation.

“Let’s track Landony, Sheek!”

In the end, they planned to follow in Landony’s path and collect information.

 


(To be continued…)

 


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V55C4P2 – Dragon Lair Defense

Par mimosab

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“We are done for, right?”

“Are we all going to die here trapped in this lair? We have to escape right now!”

The dwarves in the middle of the search began screaming and ran around anxiously.

Nide turned back with a concerned face.

“What do we do, Hyung? The monsters right now are… We didn’t even look over half of these treasures. At this rate, the rest of the monsters or Kaybern are going to get here before we’re even close to done.”

On the contrary, Weed felt more composed.

“Of course, this kind of danger is to be expected when robbing the dragon’s lair.”

They’ve been found out by the dragon within no time and driven into a predicament.

He had to keep his head straight at a time like this.

In that moment he had the resolve of a man drinking ice cold water right after a dental treatment!

“Unless we have Kaybern’s breath coming right at us, then it can always get worst. Also, we already smuggled some treasure, so we already got ourselves out of the worst scenario.”

Weed spoke with determination.

The dwarves got emotional while listening to him, but not all shared the same feeling.

“If this isn’t already the worst, it means we can fall further to  certain doom.”

“Yeah… Kaybern is on his way too.”

 

***

 

Pale fired his arrows against the draconic warriors.

His arrow flew 30 meters through the air in a flash, striking right in the forehead of a draconic warriors soldier. He loaded the next arrow as the draconic warrior fell.

“Pale-nim, what do we do now?!”

One of the assault squad members asked with a trembling voice.

Kaybern had discovered their plans and the monsters were frantically rushing to the entrance of the lair.

The sheer danger of the lair they were staying in made them anxious.

Pale’s answer was simple.

“We prevent those monsters from coming inside.”

“But… Aren’t we doomed if Kaybern gets here? It’s already too much defending against just the monsters.”

*Flack!*

Pale’s arrow this time pierced through a monster.

An arrow, released from his fully drawn bow, pierced through several monsters, but only one died.

It was a reptilian creature fuming with a strange smell.

It was their first encounter with these monsters, and they lacked information about them. So, he struck down the one who looked the most dangerous.

“Focus on the battle at hand. Fluttering around isn’t going to get us anywhere. If you’re unsure about what to do, just fight the enemy in front of your eyes.”

“But… What if we advise Weed-nim to retreat? We already have plenty of treasure. You can ask him since you’re close to him, can’t you?”

It was only then that Pale looked to his surroundings.

He saw that the assault squad was shaky. They were of high level, but lacked experience dealing with a crisis.

The Central Continent users had never engaged in large-scale raids as they were oppressed by the Hermes Guild.

Even for the prestigious guild users that went through all sorts of events, the dragon’s lair was a place that planted fear inside their hearts.

In comparison, the dwarves of Thor in their territory acted independently and experienced various battles.

This was likely the reason why they were the majority of the warriors leading the frontlines.

“Hah.”

Pale let out a sigh.

Oberon was holding the line together with the dwarves that followed him, but they looked overburdened.

It felt like breakwater barely holding against the raging tides.

The monsters came clashing ferociously, and the dwarves had their hands full defending with their shields upfront.

At the same time, they retaliated with swords and spears, defending their severely wounded comrades.

Pale grit his teeth.

“Make it your own choice whether you want to fight or not. We won’t fall back.”

“Why? There is no reason to die intentionally.”

“If we back out now, when are we going to get stronger?”

“The situation is bad. Instead of being greedy over the treasure…”

“Don’t think about the disadvantages. The enemy is here, so we just fight. Please speak with your heart. Aside from our objective in the lair, if we retreat, can the other dwarven users escape too?”

“…”

If they were to withdraw, the dwarves that were barely holding back the draconic warriors and monsters were guaranteed to be slaughtered.

“Weed-nim said that battles are fought with the heart more than the body. If you don’t want to fight, leave by yourself.”

Pale didn’t have the extravagance to engage in a long conversation at such a dangerous time. After all, who could really understand it? He just did what he was capable of!

Since he followed Weed through the most dangerous and difficult battles, Pale thought there was still a fighting chance.

Extremely efficient hunting speed was about keeping health points and mana at the smallest sliver possible whilst continuing to  engage the monsters.

Without concentration, it was always dangerous, no time for relaxing.

*Pa-pa-pat!*

Pale stepped up and sprinted sideways on the lair wall.

The agility stat turned his movement light and fast.

“Multi penetrating arrows!”

*F-f-fwoosh!*

He rode the wall, spun in midair as he fired the arrows that consecutively landed on the monsters’ heads.

 


< The arrow penetrated through the head of monster Prem!
Death Shot!
You killed Monster Prem. >


< Bow skill proficiency is significantly increased. >


 

Pale let go of his bowstring while spinning in midair.

He never missed a target within 200 ~ 300-meter distance.

The entire process of precise aim, the arrow launch and striking the target formed a natural flow.

 “You’re gonna get screwed over listening to your friends.” 

 “You need to hold your own ground. You have to know how to express yourself firmly.” 

Pale thought about all the things he heard when he was little, and he smiled.

‘Everyone was wrong.’

His personality made it difficult for him to turn down the requests of others.

His school teacher was worried that in the future Pale would become a ‘loser’.

However, he came across friends and comrades that he could walk with for the rest of his life. After he became known to the public, people that he met were all envious of him, and relatives he hardly knew constantly contacted him.

Occasionally his combat videos were posted online, easily reaching 10 million views.

‘I must not get overconfident. I have to be careful with my behavior. I’m just a lover of adventure.’

Pale thought that he himself was living and growing proudly as one of the veteran archers and a lord of the Arpen Empire.

 

***

 

“K-ugh.”

Oberon witnessed nearby dwarves sent flying by Bademix’s attack.

The dwarves were his comrades and friends from Royal Road.

“Hold your positions!”

All Oberon could do was butt up against the draconic warriors assault and shout desperately.

It was getting out of hand defending against the ones right in front of them. Using War Cry at every chance he got to recover stamina and health points, keeping them alive and allowing them to stall Bademix was all he could do.

‘We will defend. We must.’

If the entrance were to be breached, the dragons and monsters would stream into the lair.

The consequence was inevitable destruction!

The warriors and soldiers put everything on the line to defend.

 


< The Sky’s Blessing has been applied. Defense is enhanced by 200% for 3 minutes.

Health points are recovered 5.2 times faster.

Strength and endurance are increased temporarily.

Combat level will be improved  against strong enemies. >


 

A protection spell from an unknown priest was applied.

The holy magic of the priests gave the warriors on the frontline limitless courage to fight.

*Crack!*

That instant, the draconic warrior going on a frenzy with a spear against Oberon collapsed slowly.

There was a giant man that appeared after smashing the dragon soldier’s head with a greatsword.

“I’m Python. You?”

“Oberon.”

“I’ve heard a lot about you.”

“The same goes for you. I think we will both have to take care of that one.”

Python and Oberon after a short greeting began to set up a plan.

Bademix was the commander of the draconic warriors.

In a mass battle, having a commander in the ranks had a great effect. That being said, the draconic warriors and monsters would rush in regardless of Bademix.

“How many minutes do you think we can hold?”

“We have to try for at least 5 minutes.”

“Seems like this is going to be one deadly battle. Let’s go.”

Oberon and Python charged together at Bademix.

– “Idiots! How dare you challenge me? I will slice you in half by the waist.”

The leader of the dragon soldiers Bademix accepted their challenge and the warriors parted around them, leaving them room to duel.

– “This is my power. Rumbling Swing!”

Bademix’s halberd wiped out even his own men that had cleared the space around him

Oberon easily dodged it thanks to his shortness, but Python slammed his sword into the ground and leapt.

“Skull Crush!”

Python struck hard from the air.

“Such big attacks are dangerous!”

Oberon screamed in panic, but Python had his reasons.

Monsters with intelligence took weak hits directly but could not bypass a menacing attack to the head.

‘It will definitely dodge or deflect it.’

As anticipated, Bademix swung his halberd up in a direct motion.

“Pierce the sky!”

Bademix went against Python’s Skull Crush with his halberd enveloped in a blue aura.

“Blade Defense!”

Python quickly cancelled his skill and changed to a defense skill. He was able to respond swiftly because he already anticipated the move.

*Crash!*

Even then, his health points decreased over 30% from Bademix’s attack.

Python, after taking the unbearable hit fell in the middle of the draconic warriors

While the monsters were rushing towards them, Python shouted with no sign of defeat.

“Come on, you damn lizard servant!”

“You wish to die. I’m going to chop you up into pieces.”

Bademix broke free from the surrounding dwarves with big strides.

“Get out of my way.”

It swung his halberd and slashed through the draconic warriors in its path.

“What are you doing?!”

Oberon chased after Bademix, screaming.

He could not bear to watch Python die in isolation.

“It’s a good day to die.”

Python grinned as if he was having fun. Then he shouted to someone.

“I never really fought with my back entrusted to someone else.”

“…!”

Oberon wanted to question the absurd comment but swallowed his words after seeing the following scene. Bademix did not pay any attention to the surrounding monsters and draconic warriors as he swung his halberd.

The attacks were aimed at Python but inflicted more damage to its own forces.

Due to the battle with Bademix, a third of the enemy was dead or being pushed away.

Oberon’s eyes glistened.

‘He drew him in on purpose.’

Python did look more comfortable sitting in the middle of enemy lines.

One-sidedly taking hits from Bademix was all the same, but it was different from when he couldn’t evade because of their comrades.

Monsters and draconic warriors within the range of the halberd were also being blown away, giving him enough space to move around.

No comrades nearby.

If he meets another dangerous moment, he will surely die, and how much worse could it be than being surrounded by monsters?

“This is a ridiculous move but…”

Oberon loved it so much.

The dwarves that have been suffering until now could be relieved of some pressure.

‘Just a bit of breathing room will last us a few more minutes.’

Out of nowhere, light sparked, and healing spells concentrated on Python and Oberon.

 


< Purification of light healed abnormal conditions of the body. >

< Healing Touch mends your body.

 Health points recovered by 4,950. >

< Shell of the sea turtle was applied.

The skin becomes hardened ,and defense is enhanced. >

< Wings of the badger has taken effect… >

< Origin of the adventurer has been applied. >

< Strong lower body! >

< The mind is enlightened. >


 

Over ten kinds of blessings that recovered health points, stamina and mana to full capacity and buff over combat level were concentrated.

*F-f-fwoosh!*

The sound of wind coming from behind caused Oberon’s heart to run cold.

*P-p-pwack!*

But, those flew right by Oberon and stuck to Bademix’s chest.

Five arrows.

It was a special arrow with a tip crafted from obsidian, capable of piercing through monsters.

Python grinned widely.

“It’s Pale-nim. So, this means that he read my mind and is out to support me.”

 –K-ooooooh!

Bademix raised its halberd high and shouted.

The shockwave swept the surroundings, but Oberon laughed.

“Weed-nim’s comrades. I am in love with all of you and so disappointed that I only got to know you this moment.”

To be overwhelmed or defend was still to be decided.

An intense battle was taking place.


(To be continued…)

 

 


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V55C4P1 – Dragon Lair Defense

Par mimosab

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Oberon smiled faintly and spoke to Weed beside him.

“I will take care of the defense line. I will stall them until I die, so you have to carry on with the objective. Find the Brazier of Sacrifice and transport the treasure.”

He was only asking for them to take care of the dirty work. He was a great leader worthy of praise.

People like him are the ones who miss promotions because they die at the scene.

Weed did not miss this chance to turn around heart-free.

“I got it. I trust you with this situation. I will personally carve your name on your gravestone.”

He only showed his true colors in the midst of a crisis!

“Hoorah!”

Oberon pinned his shield down on the ground and drew the attention of the draconic warriors.

“All of you come at me at once!”

Weed slipped to the back while the draconic warriors were preoccupied with Oberon and assessed the surroundings.

A tremendous amount of treasure was still stacked inside the lair!

It dwindled down slightly as the dwarves carried some out, but there was still so much treasure left as only ten percent of what was in the lair was moved out.

But it was good that the categorization and organization were being done simultaneously which hastened the speed of transport.

Weed asked the dwarves.

“Did you grab the Brazier of Sacrifice.”

“We don’t have it.”

“We haven’t found it either.”

At first, he felt stuffed just looking at the treasures, but now it was a war against time.

At the lair entrance, dozens of dwarves were desperately pushing back Bademix and the other monsters from penetrating through the defense.

 


< Bademix surrounded itself with a cloak of special power. All physical damage is converted into mana for 30 seconds. >


 

The assault squad concentrated their attacks on Bademix, but it was having little effect.

Weed observed the situation and turned his head.

“That overpowered… Nide!”

“Yes, hyung.”

“I don’t know what might happen to us, so we have to find the Brazier of Sacrifice first.”

“Okay. I will help out.”

Weed and Nide began searching through the treasure for the large brazier.

Some treasures formed a peaking tower, and the inside was not clearly visible because they were covered in gold and silvers.

“Brazier… It should be in the form of a brazier. It should be big too.”

“Should we search the places where all the artwork and antiques are?”

“That’s an idea.”

He heard stories that the dragon used it as a heating stove, but even among the artwork and furniture, it didn’t stand out.

Kaybern was indeed on the opposite end of tidiness and organization.

It was like the residence of an independent student that hadn’t cleaned for three years!

Antiques, treasures and jewels were all jumbled.

“Damn, he’s thrown it everywhere like it’s a pile of garbage.”

Weed was troubled that he couldn’t properly examine the piles of treasures which had formed massive mountains. 

The hands of adventurer Haruna dispelling the magic traps weren’t too quick either.

“Please hurry!”

“I am doing my best, but we don’t know what kind of dangerous magic traps may await us. I have to confirm each trap one at a time, so going any faster won’t work.”

Haruna had problems of her own to address.

The Cleansing Torch took time to dispel the magic traps, so she could not pick up speed.

“At this rate, we don’t know when we’ll find the Brazier of Sacrifice. We might need quite a long time.”

Weed looked back to the lair entrance, and the attack of the draconic warriors and monsters was brutal.

“Kill the intruders!”

“Eat them alive before Kaybern-nim gets upset!”

“Charge onwards!”

The swarm of draconic warriors and monsters rushed in roaring from the lair entrance.

*Crumble!*

This time, the earth shook.

“This is gravitational magic.”

“Jesus, this is six times stronger than normal!”

From somewhere, a magic spell that applied extreme gravity to the dwarves was activated.

“Fools that entered Kaybern-nim’s haven with no fear. I’m going to extract your hearts and see how big they are. Ku-ku.”

 


< Lich Smalling controlled the gravity in the area.

All living creatures…

You weaklings will be crushed flat!

Movement is slowed.

Stamina drains more quickly. >


 

The undead mage lich that defends the lair!

Following Bademix, even the lich Smalling arrived.

The scary thing about gravitational magic was that it was applied over the entire area and therefore could not be avoided.

With low strength, one would instantly fall into a state of incapacitation.

“Hold!”

“Keep your positions. Don’t step out!”

The dwarves were barely maintaining a close formation for defense.

The dwarves were usually like tanks given their exceptional armor and endurance in battles, but the penetration attacks they were facing were too formidable.

If the lair entrance wasn’t narrow, they would have taken gruesome damage by Bademix or the draconic warriors.

They were barely standing, fending off the attacks.

“Weed-nim! My name is Blowhand.”

One of the dwarves ran hurriedly towards him with a chest.

“I was about to move this… There is a magical scroll in it.”

It was a magic scroll crafted by the dragon!

It could be activated without a mage by ripping it apart and could cost a fortune depending on its power.

*Flap!*

Weed was calculating the cost of the scrolls piled up inside the chest.

“It would be a great help to deliver these to the ones in combat.”

His brain which  was running at high speed stopped after hearing Blowhand.

“Use rare scrolls…?”

“Yes. The situation calls for it… Would it be unwise?”

Weed heard Blowhand and closed his eyes.

At this very moment, nearby dwarves were watching and listening to him.

Undoubtedly the millions of viewers were watching the live broadcast too.

‘If I turn down his advice now, they will think of me as a cheapskate and a coward.’

In all honesty, he considered himself a cheapskate and a coward.

But, there was a difference between himself being aware and everyone else knowing about it.

It was a small sense of pride that was still left inside him!

Weed swallowed his saliva to prevent his voice from cracking.

“Use it. It is a grave situation, so we have to.”

“Alright.”

The support of magic scrolls began to take effect, leading to a bombardment of magic spells at the lair entrance.

Dozens of monsters and draconic warriors were put away, giving the dwarves some grace time! But, the enemy began rushing in a few moments after.

“I don’t think we can hold any longer.”

Weed couldn’t help but think the same.

They could use the magic scroll at every dangerous moment and bought some time , but this was the dragon’s lair.

All kinds of monsters were pouncing at them.

 

***

 

“All houses which shelter humans must be destroyed.”

Kaybern stood on top of the earth and roared.

Castle Bawell was destroyed miserably and only its ashes remained, and the buildings in the city were also razed to the ground.

Bridges were disconnected, and the trees were on fire.

Total destruction! Kaybern inhaled deeply and as he breathed out , he blew down the buildings poorly constructed by the architects to the ground.

The Black Dragon let out a piercing cry as it laid waste to the city.

“Kuuuuuaaah!”

Kaybern roared and flew up into the sky.

Users observing from afar were waiting for Castle Bawell to be destroyed completely.

The dragon’s behavior up until now was a complete and thorough destruction of the target city. Not one building was left standing, typical for dragons.

“Humans… How dare you enter my territory. You have lost your minds.”

The alert magic around the dragon’s lair was activated, and Kaybern became aware of the intruders.

“Oh no.”

“He found out!”

The face of the architects that built Castle Bawell turned pale.

The plan was discovered!

If the dragon were to fly back to its nest this instant, the robbery would be in vain.

“Pathetic. My lair will become your grave.”

Kaybern did not cease to destroy the city.

 

***

 

– “Bajo: Weed-nim! We’ve been discovered by Kaybern.”

Architect Bajo at Castle Bawell whispered to Weed and explained the situation.

“This is great… It’s still going to be a while until we get all the treasure out.”

“You low lives, gather this instant and protect the lair of Kaybern-nim, the master of your body and soul!”

The commander of the draconic warriors, Bademix, blew a horn carved from bones.

 


<The horn’s bellow resounded.>


 

High and mighty echoes spread to the furthest parts of Ulta mountain pass.

“He’s gathering more of them!”

“It’s already tough as it is!”

Screams came out from the mouths of dwarves.

The group was made up of soldiers and warriors and could hold the entrance barely, but Bademix’s attack threatened the lives of these dwarves with one good hit.

“Push through at all costs.”

“Kill those pest-like dwarves! Flash Rupture!”

The charge of draconic warriors already posed a problem, and on top of that, the lich Smalling added his magic attacks to the dwarves.

Lights flashed, and the air blew up, damaging the dwarves each time.

The users of the assault squad were retaliating as well with ranged attacks.

“The enemy is powerful. But if we hold the narrow entrance, we can endure. Do not step back!”

Oberon let out his War Cry that reinvigorated the dwarves.

At that moment!

A priest in the rear who was preparing to cast a healing spell died and turned grey.

“What? Why did he die?”

The other priests alongside were confused, but a moment later two more lives disappeared.

“It’s an assassin!”

From the defense forces of the dragon lair, another commander-level being appeared.

“Hurry and protect the rear!”

“Everyone stay alert and light up the surroundings to keep away the darkness.”

Some of the assault soldiers sprinted to defend the priests and the mages. Then, they spotted a translucent figure in the darkness that blended into the ceiling and escaped.

“Just how many of these Bademix-like guys are there?”

“Just defend. Protect them!”

More casualties occurred from the dwarves and the assault squad.

Swift Coldwind: “Nearby monsters are all directed to the lair.”

Weed observed the situation anxiously.

“I know.”

– Swift Coldwind: “Ah, yes. I thought you would have noticed that already but what I mean to say is that all monsters within a 10 km radius are headed that way!”

“…”

Additional reinforcements.

From the dungeons and demon lairs, fearsome high-level monsters were spawning.

Shockingly, they were all headed for the dragon lair.


(To be continued…)

 


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V55C3P3 – Undeniable Danger

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‘This doesn’t feel right. We did clear it easily, but it doesn’t mean that this place is safe. It’s too arrogant for us to assume that it’s safe inside a dragon’s lair. It’s not like I am aware of everything in this area. This feeling, it could only mean…’

Weed’s senses were giving out a critical warning.

The back of his head was itching like he was about to get struck!

“Pale-nim.”

– Pale: Yes.

“What’s your position?”

– Pale: I am assisting with the transport in the mine. There’s a ton of treasure.

After the draconic warriors’ patrol, the assault squad users were helping with the transport.

They were relaxed in the thought that there would be no battles for a while.

“All members of the assault squad, meet me back in the lair.”

– Pale: Copy.

Weed trusted his instinct and recalled the assault squad.

‘I hope that I’m wrong about this… But, it’s better to be prepared.’

It was only about 2 minutes after he called the assault squad.

“Hyung! The dragon soldiers are swarming in!”

Nide shouted.

As he was watching the lair entrance, fully equipped dragon soldiers came charging into his view. Small lizard-like mages followed as well.

“Everyone prepare for battle! There are already over 200 enemy troops and those are just the ones in view!!”

Weed pulled out the Loa Sword and sighed deeply.

“Damn it, why are the bad hunches never wrong?! Really, you think you’re going to win the lottery, but you never do.”

The dragon soldiers saw the reflections of the dwarves on the surface of the treasures and had gone back to get reinforcements.

“The enemy is coming in!”

Weed used his Lion’s Roar.

– 1st and 3rd dwarf group, continue transporting the treasure. The rest will run over to the lair entrance and prevent their advance. You can make all the noise you want now, so please move as quickly as you can!

Weed never forgot the reason for coming to the lair!

“Follow Weed-nim’s command!”

The dwarves laid down the treasure and drew their weapons.

The 1st and 3rd group were comprised of level 450 and higher.

Even the worst of them were well equipped with good shields and over half of them were warriors with exceptional defense.

Weed and the dwarves charged to the lair entrance.

“Everyone act calmly. We just have to block them at the entrance. It’s simply a change of plans from a robbery to a raid!”

 

***

 

The Arpen Empire conquered the Central Continent, naturally gaining control over the ocean.

“We sure took the right side.”

“Yeah, the best one in fact.”

“Back when we were headed for Jigolaths, I thought we were doomed for good…”

Hye, Fractal and Board mir.

The three crazy sharks of Becky nin smirked every time they reminisced about the past.

They were villains that did not care about what other people say about them.

There was a time when they committed petty theft and felt proud; they had moved up in the world since then.

Things had ended up working out for them due to their diligence of misdeeds and their encounter with Weed.
Becky nin’s 3 mad sharks watched Weed and gained a new perspective on evil.

“We will take over the world too through being pirates.”

“Yeah. We are past our fun with petty crime.”

“Let’s grow our ambitions. The seas will be ours from now on.”

The Arpen Empire’s pirates. If they could exercise dominance over them, they could seize the seas.

Though they cannot overtake the continent, if they could seize the ocean of this world the power at their control would be tremendous!

“Let’s charge toll fees on the ocean.”

“Yes. That is a great idea.”

The maritime control of the Arpen Empire encompassed the entire continent.

There was still the Haven territory of the Hermes Guild, but ever since the Gripis command ship was sunk, they barely roamed the littoral seas.

The Rosenheim Kingdom and Brent Kingdom in the east were nations that were ruined completely by the Embinyu Cult.

Even if the Arpen Empire did not officially conquer them, the users of both kingdoms were already abiding in the empire and crossing the ocean was not an issue.

“What if Weed-nim says something about us charging a toll fee?”

“Are you saying he’s going to punish us?”

“Yeah. There is nothing to worry about except for the Arpen Empire… There is no navy in Arpen but Weed is a problem by himself.”

For the 3 mad sharks of Becky nin, still had to face the final boss named Weed!

They could not let up because they were on the ocean. He could ride on flying barraggs and burn down their entire fleet.

“We just have to use bribery.”

“Bribery?”

“Yup. Half of the earnings should be enough.”

“Then it’s settled.”

“Of course! Villains are supposed to bribe the higher-ups. It’s called mutual aid.”

“Is it the tight bond that Weed-nim always talks about?”

Bekinin’s 3 crazy sharks announced their control of the oceans.

– All users heading out to sea must turn over 1 gold each! If you wish to avoid the wrath of us pirates that is. Har-har-har!

They claimed dominance over the sea!

Merchants from that day on began paying toll fees to the pirate union.

Seoyoon used the collection to develop the ports and provided funds to unoccupied islands and new sea route findings.

She also made an official request to Becky nin’s 3 mad sharks and the pirates.

– Seoyoon: I appreciate you guys for your consistent hard work. Please continue to tend to the users.

In some ways, she had more power than Weed.

The pirates bowed their heads to Seoyoon’s whisper.

“Of course. We will keep to the ocean.”

“Leave it to us. Please have faith in us. We will not let you down.”

The pirates made a promise and kept to their word.

Securing the sea was a given, as well as protecting the sea routes and saving users from sea monsters.

“When there is no space for luggage, it’s great that the pirate ships load them for us.”

“They even repair broken sails.”

“Pirates are knowledgeable about the geography in new sea routes. They inform you about the locations of sea monsters that must be avoided.”

The pirate users that grew up together with Port Varna since its pioneer days thought of the Northern merchants and adventurers as their own kind.

They wore pirate caps and sailed the seas on pirate ships with skull flags.

 

***

 

– Kill all the intruders!

– How dare the lowly dwarves enter the lair. Murder them all!

– Chop them up! Rip them to shreds!

The draconic warriors blurted foul words as they approached.

They weren’t common soldiers, but the elites defending the lair!

Weed led the dwarves and stood against them.

“Let’s defend the entrance. We have to stop them from entering the lair.”

The dwarves were already wearing the metal armor that they carried in their backpacks.

For the robbery, heavy armor was not worn because it slowed them down, but for battles speed was not so necessary.

“Hoo-hah! I came to this place expecting to die. My comrades are too good.”

“Let’s hold. I think we can do this. We got nothing to worry about if Kaybern isn’t here.”

The dwarves did get frightened when they were discovered, but they were high-level veteran warriors. The warriors fought at the frontlines and were therefore brave and fearless.

They had faith in the other dwarves they had known each other since their youths.

The draconic warriors clashed with the dwarves in a straight line.

“Die, intruders!”

“You will not be forgiven for intruding into Kaybern-nim’s haven. You all are already dead.”

The dwarves put up their shields and withheld the attacks.

The dwarves over level 400 had a great amount of endurance and were not easy to take down.

*Clang-clash!*

The retaliation of swinging axes and spears struck against the skins of the dragon soldiers.

“Keep to the defense line and do not get pushed back!”

“Hold this position.”

The dragon soldiers defending the lair were higher in level than usual, but the dwarves chose to maintain close formation despite the impact and fended against the attack.

Weed stepped forward and struck down on the ground with the Loa Sword.

“Lava River!”

The earth split apart and crimson lava engulfed the draconic warriors.

“Screek!”

The immediate damage was incredible, but it also pushed back the enemy lines.

“Krrak. Keep pushing even if it costs your life!”

“We must defend Kaybern-nim’s treasures.”

The draconic warriors forced their way through the Lava River. They rushed forward even as their bodies began to burn. The dwarves formed 3 layers of defense formation and put forth their shields to defend.

Some of the assault squad led by Pale arrived just a moment after.

“Weed-nim. We have arrived. We’ll jump right into the battle.”

“Those of you that are capable of ranged support, please snipe the dragon soldiers. Leave the ones with large weapons as they will get in the way of one another, but we have to prioritize the boss-level monsters first.”

Weed quickly analyzed the dragon soldier swarm.

There were approximately 200 of them, and around 40 were deemed to be boss-level!

There were especially stronger monsters or ones with special abilities that could emit fire, lightning and ice auras.

He assessed that it was advantageous to eliminate them first.

“Understood!”

The assault squad split up into smaller groups according to Weed’s command.

The melee combat classes charged forward and the rest were led by Pale.

Wherever Pale’s fire arrow flew, the magic and arrow ranged attacks were focused.

Dwarves were formidable, but this group was the top elite of the Arpen Empire, each over level 500!

‘I will do my fair share.’

‘Won’t I be rewarded for doing something at least?’

The users went a little insane with dry mouths after passing by all the treasures in the lair.

Only with some accomplishment could they proudly take some equipment, so they bet their lives on this defense.

The concentrated attacks killed off 7 boss-level monsters.

Over on the side with the rest of the draconic warriors, the dwarves and the assault squad combined forces and led to an intense battle.

They did not dominate over the dragon soldiers, nor were they pushed back easily with their impeccable defense.

“Kreeeak! Kaybern-nim will unleash his wrath upon you.”

“Be it human or dwarf, leave none alive. Kill them!”

More draconic warriors were streaming to the lair entrance.

 


< You are under the influence of Bademix, Commander of the draconic warriors.

Unparalleled fear grasps you.

Maximum health points are decreased. 

Higher chances of falling into a state of confusion and fear.

Higher damage received by attacks. >


 

“What is this?”

The dwarves panicked.

A monster three times bigger than other draconic warriors appeared at the lair entrance.

Massive weapons like axes and spears were strung on its back.

They managed to take down the boss-level draconic warriors, but they were inside a dangerous place, the dragon’s lair!

A true boss monster had arrived.

“You have entered this place without permission!”

Bademix swung his halberd, a combination of an axe and spear toward the other draconic warriors. It blew away everything in his way, leaving him a clear path that ran right up to the dwarves.

“Plague Strike!”

Each time it swung its halberd, the defending dwarves went flung back several dozen meters. Blue smoke covered their bodies and drained away their health points each second.

‘This is bad.’

Weed’s instinct was warning him.

Bademix was considered the boss of boss-level monsters, an extremely dangerous being.

If the dwarves could cooperate and fight, they could hold for now. But, it was a problem that several other monsters like Bademix could show up.

All monsters and draconic warriors under Kaybern’s command will be headed this way.’


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V55C3P2 – Undeniable Danger

Par mimosab

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He went over to Oberon and spotted the radiant Kaybern sculpture he made in the past.

A sculpture made from crystals of Agathe glistening like the milky way, carved intricately into beads and threaded through a silver string.

Under bright light, the crystals weaved like waves, sparkling in radiant brilliance.

He worked intensively on it and it was deemed one his best works until now in terms of beauty.

But, it was an unfortunate piece of work that had to be offered to Kaybern.

“At last, I am taking it back. Grab it please.”

“Yup.Leave it to us.”

The dwarves diligently sent down treasure from the lair to the mine.

Even with the expansion, the items were being smuggled through a long and narrow mine passage, forcing the dwarves to shuffle faster on their short legs.

Nide who was scouting came back running.

“No signs of trouble yet?”

“No, hyung. Nothing dangerous yet near this area. It’s almost foreboding.”

“It’s reasonable to think that way. We are in Kaybern’s lair of all places.”

Weed was also vigilant of this silence.

Nothing could really bring assurance, but the treasures that he already grabbed made him happy.

“I can see a lot of footprints of patrols on the path heading to the lair entrance.”

“Draconic warriors?”

“Well actually, the footprints are a lot bigger and steeper than normal draconic warriors.”

Nide, ever studious, prepared extensively.

He memorized the tracks, smell and traits of the monsters.

“That makes sense. They must be boss-level if they patrol inside the lair. There would be more of them.”

“As you know hyung, the draconic warriors are different from other monsters. They do not slack off even without the supervision of the dragon. They will patrol at precise intervals.”

“How much time is left until the patrol?”

“By the extent of the footprints, it won’t be long. 30 minutes? Maybe an hour?”

“Alright. We have to hurry and save time.”

The draconic warriors had a routine of entering and inspecting the lair. However, they were not known to scout the entire lair.

 

***

 

Castle Bawell was on its bare bones!

The castle wall and vital structures were all dismantled by the group of architects,but the total territory of the city had expanded several fold from before.

The weakest of weak buildings spread endlessly across to the plains and beyond.

– I have come to punish the humans!

When Kaybern arrived, the inner part of the city was empty like it always was.

– Fire Stone!

Flaming spheres fell from the skies and struck Castle Bawell and everything else in proximity.

*Crash!*

The castle that was barely supporting its own weight after losing the outer wall finally crumbled and the nearby buildings met the same fate.

Kaybern was content with the scene of destruction it caused.

– Rip to shreds. Chains of Darkness!

Dark chains that linked the land and sky began to strike down on the city.

Houses, roads and trees were crushed mercilessly.

The users were watching from a faraway forest after the evacuation.

“It’s crazy watching from here. It would have been devastating if I was still inside the city.”

“I gained proficiency for wind magic just now. It almost went up by one level.”

“Just by watching, our skills gain levels. It’s worthwhile to observe.”

Now that several cities had been destroyed by the dragon, the users had become resigned to the carnage.

Powerful magic spells at times increased the skill proficiency for mages just by observing, and apart from that it was still a spectacle to watch.

The live scene of a dragon destroying a city!

Such a devastating scene sent shivers down their spinest, but on the other hand it felt very awesome.

There were tourists that seeked to watch it every week.

That being said,  there were Hermes Guild members in these groups.

“ I will never let Weed have his way.” 

Calcus and the death squad were wiped out at Thor and logged into Royal Road once again.

They did not want to return to Haven territory after losing levels, proficiency and even equipment.

“Since it has come to this, I will go all out to get my revenge.”

Calcus tried to convince the squad to go with him to Castle Bawell. Not all agreed, but almost half of the guild members followed him.

“Keu-Keuk. It’s simple. I just need to go to Kaybern and tell him that the lair is being robbed…”

He would die due to the merciless dragon, but Weed and his followers would also suffer huge losses. Rather than rationality, he was led by his vengeance.

“It’s so easy because this is such a simple method for stopping Weed.”

Calcus was getting overconfident, while a group of users surrounded them from a distance.

“You think we’ll let you do that?”

Michel of the Black Sword Mercenaries and Gunter of Lion Star Guild led the elite users and surrounded them all of a sudden.

Their objective was to subdue the Hermes Guild that may head to Castle Bawell!

“How did you know we were coming?”

“Weed-nim informed us. The one who couldn’t get a punch in will never give up that easily.”

Calcus did not realize it at first, but things began to unravel in his eyes now that the Hermes Guild was rounded up in the forest.

Weed already had prepared countermeasures for several tricks.

Michel had a deep grudge against the Hermes Guild.

“Don’t worry. I will end you all painlessly.”

The Black Sword Mercenaries and the elites of Lion Star pounced with their weapons.

Warriors and swordsmen comprised the surprise attack and took part in the actual combat.

A few area of effect skills exploded, but with no real need for large-scale magic spells as they flooded in from every direction and quickly took care of the situation!

Meanwhile, Kaybern demolished Castle Bawell and was now bombarding magic spells against the entire city.

Michel got her revenge and laughed in satisfaction.

“Everything here went down the way we thought.”

They looted after taking care of Calcus and the death squad. Also, it was enough to signal the rebirth of the Black Sword Mercenaries as this scene would be on live broadcast.

The users that split away after losing to the Hermes Guild were now returning to the mercenaries.

These users were under the Arpen Empire but also chose to affiliate with the prestigious guild factions.

They were joyful in that the honor of the old days was coming back.

Michel sheathed her sword handsomely and spoke.

“I am reporting to his royal highness, the emperor Weed.”

– Weed: how did it go?

“Calcus appeared. We took care of him.”

Michel after reporting to Weed felt as if she was his subordinate.

‘It’s just a stupid hunch. Yeah, just a hunch.’

– Weed: What about the dragon?

“It has destroyed a third of the city now. The buildings are spread wide apart, so there still seems to be a lot of time left.”

– Weed: Thank you for watching over the scene. Please carry on.

Michel was happy to hear his appreciation as if she felt like Weed recognized her success.

“It is an honor, Weed-nim. I will keep you updated.”

 

***

 

“Please be cautious so that the treasures don’t get chipped. Everyone, pick up the pace!”

The dwarven users were working hard to transport the treasure from the dragon lair.

“I never had a day in my life with such a jackpot.”

“How much will it be after selling all this? It’s going to be hard to think of an estimate.”

The speech of the dwarven users was filled with the joy of success.

They were moving piles of equipment and treasure that they normally couldn’t even lay eyes on. The jolt of excitement that they scored the most outstanding load!

It hyped them up even more thinking about how the many broadcast stations would be watching them live.

“The draconic warriors are on the way here now. 20 of them.”

After hearing from Nide who was guarding the entrance stopped the dwarves in their tracks. Only silence remained.

Weed signaled with his hand and the dwarves moved swiftly behind covers they previewed before.

Dwarves had small stature, able to hide just by going behind treasure chests and piles of gold.

As for the large hole connecting the mine and the lair, a painting was put over on top.

Yurin had prepared an elaborate painting in advance.

– Yurin: Oppa, this painting is not perfect either. I didn’t have enough time… The paint isn’t fully dry yet. They will find out if they get close.

Weed thought there was no other choice but to bet on luck.

If the draconic warriors were to inspect the entire lair, the dwarves in hiding would be discovered first.

Or the tracks left from transporting the treasure would be revealed.

By their tracks, the draconic warriors were said not to be too keen in their patrol, but I can’t rely on that information entirely.’

*Pat-pat.*

The sounds of footsteps by the draconic warriors drew closer.

Weed kept silent but got ready to swing the Loa Sword in case he got discovered.

‘The patrolling draconic warriors aren’t a problem. The real issue is the army outside the lair.’

If the draconic warriors and monsters come charging as a whole, a face-off was inevitable.

The dwarves were each hiding behind cover and rolled their eyes. The dwarves were small, perfect for hiding.

– Pale: We are waiting.

The assault squad was also positioned in places suitable for an ambush.

“It is quiet.”

“Krrk. That’s because Kaybern-nim isn’t here.”

“There are a lot of incredible treasures in here.”

“This is the home of the great Kaybern-nim. The dwarves offered these in respect for him.”

The draconic warriors surveyed their surroundings with their snake-like eyes.

Weed’s group hadn’t touched the treasures near the route of the patrols.

“Kaybern-nim hates our scent. We cannot be here for long.”

“We have to patrol the outer layer now.”

“Let’s do that.”

A moment later, the draconic warriors slowly walked out of the lair.

“Whew. They left.”

“Let’s carry on.”

The dwarven users continued loading the treasures.

Weed searched around for the Brazier of Sacrifice, but his mind was unsettled after the draconic warriors passed through.

‘This is a race quest with S rank difficulty. But, I feel like this is all turning out too well. Kaybern should have been in his lair if it was the usual pattern.’

Even though the dwarves dug through the mine into the lair, as long as Kaybern was inside, it was highly unlikely to succeed.

Just the presence of a dragon could turn a quest into the worst success rate of all S rank quests.

‘Kaybern’s absence must have changed the difficulty. I would say it went down by a lot… But, even then this is way too easy.”

Weed read too many stories of villains meeting their demise because of poor planning and underestimating; he was weary.

For a villain, self-conceit had to be avoided at all costs.

‘Am I slacking nowadays because I became emperor of the Arpen Empire? Well, I’m well fed and I’m starting to sweat. I think I’ve smuggled enough treasure already for good profit even if the quest fails.’

Though if someone asked if he could throw out the yogurt lid without licking it, there was not a chance that he would.


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V55C3P1 – Undeniable Danger

Par mimosab

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At last, the treasure in the dragon’s lair was revealed.

“Just how much…”

“There’s so much.”

The dwarven users were overwhelmed by the mountains of treasure inside the lair.

Just by looking at them, all scattered across the lair, the dazzling shiny equipment and jewelry and assorted ornaments that seemed to promise endless wealth. 

 


< You have infiltrated the dragon’s lair.

You have accomplished a historical adventure achievement.

A safe return after venturing inside the dragon’s lair will grant one permanent level for three adventure type skills. >


< Reporting the achievement will grant 50,000 adventure honor points.

   New trends and rumors of the dragon will spread. >


 

The message alert popped up, but the eyes were fixated on the radiant treasure.

 

“That is the Hammer of the Everlasting Flame.”

“That’s the Bulwark Cloth. Armor made out of that is…”

 

The dwarves were more interested in the equipment and treasure than the towers of gold and they could not be more amazed.

“If we stock up all this… We’ll be able to make a killing. Hunting thousands of boss monsters still won’t get us anywhere near as much as grabbing a few things from here.”

“Crazy. This is just crazy. The world’s equipment, all right here.”

The users were reaching out towards the treasure without even realizing it themselves.

Of course, the one who got on all fours ready to pounce was Weed!

“Everyone stop!”

Nide spread his arms wide and blocked Weed and the other users.

“Do not forget that this is the dragon’s lair. There are traces of magic on parts of the treasures. The wrong touch will lead to all sorts of danger.”

“He’s right. We have to check for the magic and dispel them first. Or else it will really become dangerous for us.”

Haruna joined in as well.

The dwarves heard it over a hundred times even before the arrival. Though once he saw the treasure, he lost his senses, but the bitter warning brought him back.

“Let’s be extra careful.”

“Yeah, that could have been trouble. This is not a place to run around freely.”

They managed to suppress greed with reason.

If they wanted to get out with the treasure, they couldn’t risk triggering the traps.

“K-uugh.”

Weed slowly stood up from all fours.

Acting as if it was all very natural!

“The lair floor is surely dense. Come to think of it,the ground is always dense. First… K-hmm! Following proper procedures, adventurer Haruna-nim will check if the lair is enchanted with magic.”

The holy artefact borrowed from the Earth Cult, the Cleansing Torch.

Any curse or trap touched by its warmth will be dispelled.

Weed approached Haruna immediately.

“You have to be quick, okay?”

“Yes. Weed-nim. I understand.”

Haruna lit up the Cleansing Torch. Then, warmth spread out everywhere.

Weed spoke up.

“Haruna-nim. We must hurry. We are out of time.”

“I will get right on it.”

Haruna began walking to the treasure, and after only several steps, Weed’s nagging bombarded her.

“Don’t tell me you’re worried about noise complaints right now. “

“Alright, alright.”

Haruna self-reflected on her slow footwork and walked with wide strides, revealing her long, beautiful elven legs.

It was just when she brought the torch close to the treasure.

“How much longer? It’s not done yet? Do I have to wait more?”

“The magic trap is being dispelled. Give me a bit of time.”

“Carefully but quickly. Can’t you work more efficiently ?”

“…”

“How long are you going to take? Jesus.”

Weed was pestering fiercely.

 

***

 

They got inside the Black Dragon Kaybern’s lair through the mine in Debrado village!

The stacks of treasure were enough to blow away all the hardships they had ever faced.

While Haruna was checking for magical traps and defusing them, Nide was scouting around.

“Fortunately, it’s confirmed that there are no draconic warriors inside the lair.”

“Are you sure?”

“Yes. We caused quite a commotion moments ago, but we weren’t caught because the draconic warriors weren’t here. Though, we can’t be too unguarded. By the footprint tracks on the floor, it seems that they go on patrol.”

Weed was gaining back more of his senses as he heard about the dragon soldiers.

“I was born for this.”

“Pardon?”

“No. It’s nothing… We don’t know how much time we have in our hands, so let’s grab as much as we can!”

As soon as Weed spoke, the dwarves began moving swiftly.

They expanded the passage connected to the mine and moved the stone debris out of the way so they wouldn’t make a sound.

They had already changed their boots into quiet fur shoes.

The dragon wasn’t present, but the robbery had to be secretive and quick nonetheless.

There was a big ruckus when they just got inside the lair, but the plan soon went underway.

The dwarves came with the wagons and stacked the treasure, Haruna dispelled and confirmed they were free of traps.

“Move, move.”

“Careful not to get in the way of each other.”

The dwarven users were well-prepared for this day.

Weed set out requirements for entering the dragon’s lair, and they took training on how to move cargo like they do in postal services and moving companies.

At least 10 hours of moving, organizing goods were mandatory tasks.

The difference between the experienced and the unexperienced was huge. Doing a task that was done before allowed the time to be used more efficiently.

“Please be as quiet as you can, and prepare the follow-up groups.”

“Copy that, Weed-nim.”

Dwarves paid full attention in following orders.

They too knew the importance of this moment.

Equipment in the range of level 500 ~ 600 were so common in the lair that they were being kicked around on the floor.

Some items were legendary equipment that could only be worn from level 800 ~ 1000.

“Geez… The pieces of Bulen Set’s Armor are all here.”

“There is even the Sword of Patia. Lord, this is special. It has 13 properties on it.”

“Take it. Take it all.”

The dwarves quickly loaded the items on the wagons and began to transport.

The dwarves were promised 20% of the share if the robbery were to succeed.

Stealing as much as they could meant that their share became larger..

The treasures in the common room of the lair were disappearing gradually.

“I can see magic books too. Even combat type books.”

“Grab them already.”

Haruna found rare magic books and even got to the ancient documents.

Certain skills and magic could only be found in the dragon’s lair.

The ultimate magic spells of fire, water, wind and earth were priceless.

Golden and silver bars were taken first, pearls were discarded at first.

‘Things are going swell overall. Though, it could be faster.’

Weed observed the flourishing treasure being moved carefully in the hands of the dwarves.

‘For the quest, I must find the Brazier of Sacrifice.’

He was blinded by the treasure, but finding the brazier was crucial.

‘There’s nothing worse than coming all this way only to leave without the brazier. If the mine is plugged up, I can’t try this quest again…’

The dwarven race quest.

The race quest also traced back to the destiny of dwarves, so it had to be completed when he had the chance.

‘I need to find the brazier…’

The scene of treasures being loaded onto the wagons came into his view.

‘Treasure. Oh. Spectacular treasure!’

The treasures kept distracting his sight!

The Brazier of Sacrifice was challenging to find in the middle of the valleys of treasure.

His sight instinctively was taken away to the dazzling treasure.

Meanwhile, a sword without any decoration drew his eyes for some reason.

‘I am tempted. It doesn’t look anything special, but it feels like a highly branded item.’

Weed requested Haruna to release the magic surrounding the sword.

“Identify!”


Nameless Sword: Durability 87/200. Attack damage 151~214.
A sword crafted by a dwarven blacksmith who concealed himself.

“The best sword must be able to cut through anything. Inside such a sword must be the soul of the metal.”

The blacksmith devoted his affection to the metal.

He embraced it in his sleep each night and refined it every day, creating the most outstanding metal in the world.

“I will hammer you into the best sword.”

The blacksmith spent three years with the metal, fire and the anvil.

When the sword was finally complete, he shed tears.

“Poured with the soul of metal, the unstoppable sword is born.” 

The sword was unattended for a long time, but if the blade is sharpened, it will return to its original form.

Requirement: Swordsman only.

— Level 970.

— Swordmaster.

Condition: Requires careful repair.

Properties: Soul of metal with its own consciousness.

+90 to all stats.

Can consume the user’s health points up to 500 per second, increasing the attack damage.

Penetration damage increased in proportion to the enemy’s armor.

Damage and speed increased with consecutive hits.

Mana consumption of sword skills reduced by 70%.

Damage of all skills related to swords is enhanced.

45% increased attack speed.

High chance of instantly executing enemies with under 12% health points.

The sword is in a badly damaged state.

When the repair is completed, it will show its real powers.

One unrecognized by the soul of metal will only be able to draw 30% of the sword’s potential.


 

“Wow… That’s an incredible sword.”

Such a splendid sword that even adventurer Haruna was amazed.

The Loa Sword was excellent and this sword was surely an equivalent. What’s more, was that it was not even showing its full ability due to the damage.

“I’d expect nothing less from Weed-nim. This looks better than any other equipment in this lair. You have the insight.”

Haruna tried starting a conversation and Weed’s glare became hostile.

“Hurry up and defuse those magic traps.”

“… Alright.”

Weed sent Haruna and stealthily reached over.

*Swish!*

He was idle, but his hands grabbed it on their own.

 


< You have obtained the Nameless Sword.
Once the sword is repaired and its consciousness is complete, it may be named. >


 

“Awesome.”

It was a heart-warming and rewarding identification!

He felt content like he reached the mature date of his 3-year installment savings.

– Are you the one who woke me up from my long sleep?

You are yet unworthy of wielding me.

The consciousness inside the sword spoke to him in a majestic tone.

“I’m busy right now, so go back to sleep.”

Weed didn’t have time to spare at the moment, so he wrapped the sword on his back.

“Weed-nim. There is a sculpture over here that you made.”

“Sculpture?”

 

(To be continued…)

 


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V55C2P3 – Dragon’s Treasure

Par mimosab

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The Earthly Shadows party walked through the forest and quickly descended south.

 


< In search of the great mage.

Mage of the wind, Ruckledare.

Find the tracks of the great mage spread over the continent.

Ruckledare knows about Kaybern and Landony.

Gathering 7 clues will lead you to her.

Difficulty: S

Reward: Leads to linked quest ‘The Dragon’s Secret’. >


 

An S rank difficulty quest!

They too, were doing a quest related to the dragon and they were in a rush.

“Weed is going to rob the lair…”

“Their progress is quick. High chance of success too. We can’t lag behind!”

The Earthly Shadows party borrowed a griffon from Myul and flew down to the South.

Midway they resupplied at the desert oasis, crossed the ocean and finally arrived at the Southern Continent!

“Ugh… It’s cold.”

Silver Ring’s body shivered.

Not a single patch of grass or greenery grew on the ground.

Instead, it was a plane of ice and snow covering the entire continent.

“This place is too cold.”

Ben quickly changed into bear hide clothing. The other two also changed outfits and overcame the cold.

“Adventurer’s Sense!”

Elix used a geographical skill.

It was a skill that informed them of nearby cities, villages or humans within 1 km radius. It also outlined particular traces left on the ground.

“Nothing nearby.”

“We’ll have to go around first.”

They got back on the griffon and scouted the glacial continent.

They discovered frozen valleys that were once streaming with water and also the peaking ice mountains.

Each time they would accumulate a substantial amount of adventure achievements, but they could not find tracks of the wind mage.

Ben spoke anxiously, “We don’t know just how vast this glacial continent is…  Even if the wind mage is nearby, we won’t be able to find her. Maybe we are wasting our time here.”

Elix agreed.

“Usually we would have drawn a map and proceed relatively quickly, but we are already out of time. Weed might finish the adventure before us.”

Silver Ring looked far into the distance but could see nothing other than white snow.

“It’s not like I became an adventurer to compete, but I can’t stand being in second place every time. We have to do something.”

“Then, we have to risk it and split up in our search.”

The Earthly Shadows party took Ben’s opinion and split up individually.

 


< Extreme cold is setting in.
Due to your survival ability, cold resistance is increased by 80%. >


 

The adventurer’s survival skill reduced damage from harsh environments.

They were eager to survive in any way and find the tracks, so they only regrouped after three days.

Elix and Ben were out of luck, but Silver Ring had a unique discovery.

“There is a big frozen forest to the east. There is a lake too with trees and animals and even elves.”

“You met an elf?”

“No. They were all frozen.”

“That’s the scent of adventure. Not sure if it’s related to the wind mage though.”

They were indeed adventurers.

A frozen forest in an icy continent!

If they did not find curiosity in such a strange event, they could never have chosen the path of the adventurer.

Ben jumped onto the griffon.

“We have no time to spare, so let’s talk when we get there.”

“I will lead the way!”

 

***

 

Adventurer Chase.

He has led other adventurers since Maze Zode.

“Isn’t it our job to assist Weed-nim in his quest?”

“Yeah. It will be difficult just by himself.”

The adventurers were willing to step up wherever they were needed.

In fact, they were willing to participate in dangerous jobs.

“I think Weed-nim is preparing against Kaybern… It would be hard for him to take on Landony as well.”

“It’s outrageous for him to be responsible for both.”

Adventurer Spenson agreed.

There were over a thousand adventurers following them.

If the opportunity to join the savior quest arose, they wanted to join without a doubt, but did not want to simply wait for it.

“Orcland. I need that area to be searched.”

“There was a request for assistance from Seechwi-nim of the Grass Porridge Cult.”

“Mmm. The villages destroyed by Landony need to be investigated anyhow… But, I plan to go further east.

“East?”

The adventurers were surprised by Chase’s words.

At first, the continent was only known from the maps!

Rarely in the antique maps sold in shops, the outline of the Eastern Continent was visible.

It wasn’t as big as Versailles Continent, but it was a mystic land with incredibly tall mountains and amazing forests.

Chase had travelled to the Eastern Continent on a boat, but the constant earthquakes and volcanic eruptions sent him home with fear.

Among the adventurers, it was commonly known as the Ring of Fire.

“Landony came from the Ring of Fire. Its lair may be located there too. I am sure there will be some kind of a trace we can refer to. These are the opportunities available to us and a quest could appear for all we know.”

“Going near the lair doesn’t guarantee that we will find a way to defeat it. It’s also difficult to pull a robbery off as Weed-nim does.”

Weed’s robbery was a possible plan because the dwarves had already dug the mine shaft before.

They assessed that it was near impossible given the dangerous terrain in the Ring of Fire.

“Even if we have to take a chance, I want to do at least something. I will not hesitate for even the slightest hope. As an adventurer, it’s what I have to do.”

The adventurers were quite touched by Chase.

The Central Continent was a world of warriors.

Even in the battle against the Hermes Guild, the ones with high combat level swept the floor, and in turn, the adventurers took a scratch to their pride.

At times they invested a lot of time into excavations or quests and picked loot, but more often than not, it was not worth the time compared to hunting.

They often forgot the importance of adventurers, that it was that the job class that was the pioneer of the establishment in the continent and was always the first to jump into the face of danger.

“I will go too.”

“Let us go together. Chase-nim!”

The adventurers collectively agreed to leave for the Ring of Fire.

 

***

 

Three more days passed and finally came the D-Day of the ever anticipated robbery.

“The sky is clear… It is a good day for a robbery.”

This was the first quest ever that Weed looked forward to.

– Nimble Coldwind: Weed-nim. Kaybern flew up from the lair and is headed west.

An avian user informed him of the situation from the sky.

Weed changed his appearance slightly while he was in the form of a dwarf, making his fingers abnormally long and thick. It was to scrape as much treasure as he could carry at once.

“Make sure to inspect all the gear once more. We don’t have second chances.”

“Yes!” The dwarves boomed.

The dwarves participating in the robbery kept checking over their bags and items nervously.

‘Is this really going to work?’

‘Will this robbery succeed?’

They dreamt happily listening to Weed’s speech, but reality hit them.

Primal fear swept them away now that they were about to enter the dragon’s lair.

Even with levels higher than 400, there was no way to escape from a dragon.

They’ve heard since the novice days when they were trained in Thor, from the citizens that often spoke of the dragon’s greatness.

For the dwarves, the dragon was an almighty being.

It was proved not too long ago in Garnav Plains, and it was displaying its power by destroying a city every week.

‘I was insane. I got blinded by the treasure and completely lost my senses.’

‘Are we in actual danger?’

The dwarven users felt uneasy but thought they came too far to turn back. It relieved them that the one leading them was Weed.

‘God of War, Weed… The emperor of the Arpen Empire. The most special individual in all of Royal Road is leading us.’

‘We will pull through because it’s Weed and not me.’

They had faith that Weed would somehow make it happen if they just believed in him.

If they were to forfeit but the robbery succeeded, they were in for years of regret.

The users that joined this robbery bet their lives on Weed who was blinded by the treasure.

“Let us go quickly.”

Weed led the dwarves and ran into the deep part of the mine shaft.

They dug close to the lair and had to dig just a little further.

“Let’s begin!”

*Boom! Boom! Boom!*

The dwarven users with over intermediate level mining were assembled in advance and began picking away. The ores crumbled almost instantly and the road extended.

Weed struck down with the pickaxe and dug through the ground.

“Please clean up the debris, so they don’t get in the way.”

“Roger!”

For the past week, the dwarves served well as miners.

It wasn’t just for the exit that led to the dragon’s lair, but they also carried out the overall site expansion for widening the mine.

There was sufficient space for the wagons to come and in the corners, they had built defensive facilities, bunkers and storage.

– Shovelmoney: The wagons are ready.

The Mapan Council was ready and waiting.

With money on the line, they boasted speed and accuracy like no other.

A thousand sturdy wagons that could carry anything were on standby!

In the dragon’s lair, there would be heavy mineral ores and miscellaneous items from monsters. The plan was to transport all of them.

– Seasoned Crab: The assault squad is in position and waiting.

The assault squad had subdued Calcus and his group recently.

The assault squad comprised of the Arpen Empire’s elite users excluding the Hermes Guild who were waiting inside the mine.

The moment Weed and the dwarven users enter the mine, the assault squad will follow.

‘It will be best to avoid the dragon soldiers. But I have to be flexible. Robbery is a 100% off the cuff situation. It may turn out better for us if we force our way through if needed and save time where we can.’

When robbing a place, one cannot think about scenarios where they don’t get caught.

Succeeding even after getting discovered is a true robbery!

No one knew what kind of events were waiting for them in the lair, so he prepared as many countermeasures as he could.

“Let’s move.”

Weed and the dwarven users dug through the ground with pickaxes and advanced onward.

The magic lanterns lit up brightly and darkness was no concern for them. They advanced quickly as planned.

Then it was 30 minutes later when they were just about to break into the lair.

– Mapan: Kaybern arrived at Castle Bawell. It didn’t use its breath right away and instead circled the city carefully.

“We are right on time. The objective is insight. Let’s go in. Finally, it is the dragon`s lair!”

Weed and the dwarves struck down, destroyed the thin wall and created a huge hole in it.

“Enter! Hurry up.”

Through the narrow passage, Weed and the dwarves shoved themselves through.

The view that appeared in their eyes the moment they stepped in was indeed breathtaking.

Real gold and silver that they could only dream of were right in front of them in mountains of sparkling gold.

The continent’s most valuable treasures and artefacts were stacked up on top of each other everywhere in this huge lair.

“Woow.”

“Look at all this…”

“This, this is unbelievable.”

The dwarven users had their jaws dropped the entire time.

‘This is insane. This right here is heaven.’

The treasures were so seductive that even Weed lost his senses.

 

(To be continued…)

 

 


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V55C2P2 – Dragon’s Treasure

Par mimosab

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Calcus thought it was a dangerous but simple mission and assembled a squad.

“We just need to attack Weed. The attack doesn’t have to be successful, the dragon will do the rest.”

He picked out 700 of the most powerful users in the Hermes Guild and stepped onto the teleportation gate.

“The nearest location to Debrado village, where the objective is.”

He had also changed his attire into a simple adventurer outfit before activating the teleportation gate.

Bright light engulfed them and one by one they arrived at the destination!

They arrived at the dwarven village of Rengsan in Thor and what they witnessed was a huge number of users with their weapons pulled out.

There were also famous users like Myul and Python that were once under the Hermes guild but defected away.

“Wow… Weed told us they might come, and they really did.”

“I got goosebumps. Is he a fortune-teller?”

“He said the Hermes Guild is diligent and should be here four days prior, and he even got the date right too!”

“He also said there would be a few mages in the mix, and even picked out their composition.”

The users under the Arpen Empire grinned as they prepared their skills.

“How is this possible…”

Calcus and the Hermes Guild members grit their teeth as they prepared for battle, but there was a noticeable difference in power. They could lose their lives and even their items in such a situation.

 

***

 

“So, you did turn up. It was going to be quite awkward if you didn’t.”

Weed was reassured after he heard that Calcus and the Hermes Guild members had come to the Thor region.

‘To come just to sabotage my plans, such an innocent bunch.’

The Hermes Guild was actually a group of villains with a human side.

They thought themselves as powerful, but the real villains don’t even reveal themselves to the world.

They do all sorts of wicked deeds but are still respected by the citizens as they grasp power and swing it around.

It’s not just science and maths where you do research. Evil deeds require consistent research too.’

Abusive CEOs, in reality, are people who studied exploitation.

‘How dare they think it is so easy to be evil… That is an amateur attitude with no room for improvement. You can’t succeed in this world like that.’

Meanwhile, Weed  pushed the preparations in the dwarven village.

“I am the branch manager of Thor in Mapan Council’s ‘ShovelGroundForMoney’ division . You can call me Dirtmoney or Shovelmoney. It is an honor to meet you.”

“Sure. How are the wagons?”

“I have prepared them with perfection. We did 7 thorough inspections so they won’t ever get malfunction problems.”

He requested the Mapan Council and they delivered sturdy wagons and Northern bulls.

“Moo.”

“Mmm-moo!”

There was a cluster of yellow and black bulls.

The children of Yellowy!

Due to Weed’s personal preference, the yellow bull had made love with countless cows in the North.

In turn, the descendants were a number of yellow, brown and patched.

Weed called for Yellowy with Sculptural Summoning.

“They are your offspring. Greet them.”

“Mmm-Moo.”

Yellowy, who was at least twice as big as the other bulls, showed off its muscular physique and tread forth. Then the descendant cows rubbed their faces and showed affection.

“Moooo.”

“Moo…”

Weed imagined the mountain of treasures sitting inside the lair.

‘If I take all the treasures in the lair, how many years will it last as the Arpen Empire’s budget?’

Gold, jewellry, antiques and magical items. They were all-cash waiting to be converted.

‘People may not have enough money to purchase all of it. Hmm. It doesn’t matter. I can sell them on credit. They’ll just buy it blindly thinking they can earn later. Ah!’

Credit was common in purchasing things like automobiles!

Weed realized why credit existed.

‘It was a scam to sell things at high prices. It allures impulsive shopping and bombards the buyer with interest… There’s so much to learn in this world.’

People doing business solely with cash transactions were plain stupid.

The law and principle of the world indeed carried great methods of exploitation.

‘And so I picked up another bad deed. One can never learn this through textbooks. You can never underestimate the world even for a moment. Everything and anything must be doubted at first.’

Weed walked into the deep part of the mine. The dwarven users were digging down the trail with pickaxes.

The dwarven warrior Vindel!

Vindell, who was on the highest ranks of the Black Lion Guild, took charge of the dig site upon Weed’s call.

“How is the progress?”

“There are no particular issues. We shifted away a bit from our intended direction, but it is feasible.”

Vindel had a specialized miner’s GPS skill. He could find his way even underground.

Weed nodded.

“There was a trap. We could have gone in a weird direction if we just drilled through…”

“That is why you can’t take the mines lightly.”

“We must enter the lair on the day Kaybern destroys Castle Bawell. Will there be any delays on our schedule?”

“The speed at which the dwarves dig a mine shaft is phenomenal. They have the will too.”

His speech of robbing a fortune had a direct impact.

Therefore, the dwarves dug day and night at incredible speed.

“Don’t dig too close to the lair. The sound and trembles could give us away.”

“Of course. We will dig to a safe distance and wait for further orders.”

Thief Nide also arrived with a mask over his face.

“You’re here.”

“Yeah, Hyung. The site is awesome. I didn’t think it’d be this huge.”

“Everything I do is on a large scale. In life, we only have one shot.”

“I thought you liked working honestly and diligently.”

“Living every day with a diligent attitude is important. But, you can’t miss out on opportunities to earn money.”

Nide looked around and could do nothing but be amazed. Usually, robbery would be a quiet entrance and exit. Until now, the places Nide took out were vaults or cemeteries of greedy nobles or royals.

He often worked alone, but for him, to participate in such a large-scale robbery was something really important.That is why he was willing to work with the company of great numbers!

High level dwarves that would be treated well for their skills were instead busy on their short legs and carried the wagons.

It was amazing that all these users were under Weed’s command, but it was even more nerve-wracking to see the number of wagons and bulls getting prepared.

‘Couldn’t we take down the last furniture with this degree of preparation?’

Weed put his hand on Nide’s shoulder and asked.

“How is this? Do you think we’ll succeed?”

“I can’t say for sure.”

Nide was careful with his words for this massive robbery.

“In truth, I don’t know much about the dragon other than the common information.”

“You can be honest.”

“Um… It’s sort of out of the blue.”

Nide was dumbfounded that only a week after he brought up the lair robbery, the preparation was complete.

After all, it was a robbery in a dragon’s lair.

It would be a common procedure to take at least a month or two for preparation.

“Of course Weed Hyung… You are a legendary adventurer, so I am sure that you will find a way through this.”

“I won’t.”

“What?”

“I’m going to just go with the flow.”

Nide was somehow reassured by Weed’s composure even under such a critical time.

‘If it was me, this quest would have been so much pressure that I couldn’t eat properly… His guts are on a different level.’

It was as if his past accomplishments proved his worth, and because he was Weed, Nide had to trust him.

If he could remain calm and cold-headed even inside the dragon’s lair…

That very moment! He noticed clear saliva drooling down the side of Weed’s mouth.

“Aren’t you looking forward to the dragon’s treasures?”

“I sure am.”

“Treasure. He-heh. Treasure…”

“…”

“Let’s rob all the treasure in there. Yeah. We’ll sweep it clean.”

 

***

 

Red Dragon Landony.

Orc Slaughterer was the nickname given to the dragon who appeared east of the continent.

It attracted less attention in the media or among the users, but the Red Dragon was also a presence threatening the well being of Versailles Continent.

“Shreek, Shreek!”

Seechwi arrived in Orcland in the east of the continent, riding on the pirate ship led by Board mir of the three crazy sharks under Becky nin.

“It was a pleasure to serve you.”

“Thanks for dropping me off, Sheek!”

She landed by the empty shore and visited a nearby orc camp.

“Intruder. Sh-sheek!”

“He’s a brother. Sheek!”

She threw glaives and played around with the orcs, even sharing the dried beef jerky she brought from the North.

The orc users that were in the North like Seechwi loved grape wine and cheese from Morata. But for the most part, they were content with just eating a lot of meat.

“Landony? Sheek?!”

“The Red Dragon. Sheek!”

“Kraaah. Ch-Sheek!”

It was a name feared by even the most ferocious orcs.

“Scary. I don’t know. Sh-Sh-Sheek!”

“Kills our brethren. Sh-Ch-Sheeeeak. Evil dragon.”

“Kills, and kills again. Shuuk!”

Seechwi gathered simple information but came across a strange story.

She learned that Landony destroyed the orc villages and turned them into ruins then carefully examined each location.

‘Is it to leave none alive? Out of hatred toward the orcs? Apparently, it doesn’t even spew breath attacks, unlike Kaybern. Neither does it use area magic spells. This is rather different from the Red Dragon’s usual tendencies.’

The more she heard from the orcs, the stranger it seemed.

The orcs were less intelligent and simple-minded, but they do not lie.

She could easily let these stories slip, but for some reason they did not seem like rumors.

‘I wonder what the reason is. I need to look into this.’

Seechwi decided to take a risk and step into Landony’s territory.

‘It does not reign over a bunch of monsters as Kaybern does, so all I have to do is stay hidden from the dragon.’

It did not frighten her to die proudly as an orc either.

When she arrived at a village which had no orcs, Landony was surprised.

‘The structure of this village is intact? Why did she destroy it this way?’

Seechwi scouted inside the village. Leather, dishware, and wooden furniture were flopped over in this unoccupied orc village.

‘It’s as if it is looking for something that the orcs took.’

She knew instinctively that this information was crucial.

‘I can’t go any further from here by myself.’

Seechwi knew she needed help.

Weed!

He was the best adventurer she knew, but he was currently busy.

“Help me out. Sheek!”

– Geumchi2: What is it?

“I am on an adventure, and the monsters here are too powerful. Sh-sheek!”

Seechwi’s skills were for small skirmishes and commanding over subordinates.

Without hundreds of orcs under her control, she was powerless!

She decided to call the man she could always depend on, her boyfriend.

– Geumchi2: I will be right there with weapons and my brothers.

 

(To be continued…)

 


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V55C2P1 – Dragon’s Treasure

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Weed received cooperation from the broadcast stations and made an announcement to all the users.

– Weed:  To the dwarven users of Thor: 

We are planning to rob Kaybern’s lair.

Whether we succeed or not, it may result in significant damage to the Thor region.

This quest will form a critical part of our mission to defeat Kaybern.

Therefore, it is essential that we complete this for the dwarves, but the progress could result in unintentional losses.

I urge the dwarves living near Kaybern’s territory to leave the area.

If you come to the Arpen Empire, you will be provided with 100m2 wooden houses, free beer and blacksmith shops.

The atmosphere in Royal Road heated up after Weed’s announcement.

“To think that he would actually do this.”

“Wow. That’s awesome.”

“If I can get my hands on at least one item, it would be insane.”

Skilled users, without exception, wanted to participate, and with even 1% they were ready to bite. After all, it was worth risking their lives for.

“Is he really going through with this?”

“I’m sure, it is Weed after all. Ah, I want to go too.”

Though half-hearted, the dwarven users chose to migrate to the Arpen Empire because of all the benefits that just managed to help them get over their attachment to their homes.

Iron ores and other metal loots from all over the continent were being sent to the Arpen Empire. Enormous investment invigorated the market of metropolitan cities, and the dwarves chose to move.

Dragon’s Revenge
The Black Dragon Kaybern was constantly on the move to destroy human civilization.
The spirits and fairies are warning once again.

“Kaybern will head to Castle Bawell in a week.”

Kaybern ended up destroying Castle Ukten of Haven territory.

The next target was Castle Bawell.

It was a port city in the western region of Norton and possessed a powerful navy force in the early days. Over time, it went through a repetition of wars and monster invasions which left the people unable to recover the city from ruin.

Even so, it was densely populated with many buildings which were the traces of the enormous trade city it once was.

“Castle Bawell… It is far from Thor and is vast, the conditions are great. Initiate the plan.”

Weed contacted the architects, and they headed to Bawell through the teleportation gate.

The skilled architects from the Northern and Central Continent arrived in hundreds every 10 minutes.

“It’s so disappointing for such a beautiful port city to disappear so rapidly.”

“My art stat went up just by looking around the streets. It improved my construction skills too.”

“Seriously. If only I would have come here sooner.”

The city had a beautiful port that embraced the emerald ocean and amazing buildings constructed along the hills. The growth of overseas trade led to the expansion of large commercial buildings in the heart of the city and magnificent shipyards near the ocean.

It was located in the southwest part of the continent and far from the attention of users, but in an era of peace, the city had high development potentials.

The architects were mentally prepared for faulty construction as they took a look around the city and gathered.

“Everything seems good, however, there might be a lack of construction materials. The forest is too small, and we cannot build a lot even if we cut down the trees.”

“Let’s break down the buildings in the castle, or the city. We can cook the sands as well and use it.”

“Won’t it have poor durability?”

“We only need it to hold for a few days.”

“Hmm. It’s such a shame to deconstruct the city’s historical landmarks…”

“It’s the same, whether it gets destroyed by our own hands or by the dragon.”

“If you look at it that way, it’s sad, but you have a point. Let us begin.”

The architects began to extract the materials from the buildings inside the city.

The large buildings would easily be destroyed by the dragon stomp or magic attacks, so there was little purpose in leaving them as they were.

The builders completely deconstructed the buildings prone to destruction and collected construction materials, followed by the removal of the castle walls, along with roads and bridges.

At first, they created a rough square building form, but soon they concluded that there was no need to enforce this principle.

“There is no need to block out the wind, rain, nor insulation.”

“That’s true. There is no need for living spaces either.”

The task was to create empty buildings that would never be occupied!

The architects made a collective decision that they could get away with even more shoddy jobs.

“I might as well try building houses with pointed roofs. Though I feel like it would be very impractical.”

“It’s not a bad method. You just have to build it up and not think about the rest.”

“Even houses with just a single pillar will last a few days. Save constructing so many walls.”

“That’s one way to save materials.”

“As light as possible. Heavy and dense materials are time consuming to transport, so leave them be.”

“We just have to put up a show for the dragon, so filling them up with simple miscellaneous items could be another good way. Stuff them with hay and cap off with thin lumber as roofs.”

The faulty construction principle was developing rapidly!

The architects constructed homes that didn’t follow logic.

They put up the scaffolds with grass or mud and thin wooden panels as roofs.

Rain leak was fine and no matter how uneven the roof tiling was, it constituted completion.

“Why make blueprints? I can build at least ten more buildings instead of spending time on that.”

“There’s no wood. I’m too lazy to go and get it. Keep building with what’s left.”

They transcended beyond faulty construction and spent less and less time constructing each building.

A hundred architects working away led to the instant creation of an entire village.

“This village was built by me, Bajo. I welcome everyone to Bajo’s village!”

The village with 300 houses of delightful colors was named after the architect Bajo.

It was a ghost town with no residents, but it was still a new village in the corner of Castle Bawell, named after the architect.

The architects became embroiled with mixed feelings, and their hearts burned with competitiveness.

“I’m going to make my own village too.”

“It’s a good opportunity to test my design.”

Overnight work commenced immediately.

Small flaws were endless and the buildings looked as though they could barely withstand a gentle breeze.

Shifted pillars and walls partly crumbled were ignored and the work continued.

On extreme speed mode, a ghost village without residents was formed.

This scene was streamed live on broadcast stations.

– Look at that building. It was built a couple days ago. The pillar is made of stone. Judging from the color and pattern, it seems that the materials were extracted from near the gates of Castle Bawell.

– They raised pillars and thin wooden panels over the top. However, that is the most luxurious house in the area.

– There are more houses further back. There is a house built from paper. What in the world… Can you believe that? That is a real paper house.

– You can see the tracks of someone who barged through it!

– It seems that architects like steep hills. At the start, I think their strategy was focused around expanding above flat planes, and I am not sure if this is the right expression, but it seems that they are now building as if they are hanging the buildings on the slanted terrain.

– Look at architect Elma. A famous user in the Kalamor region. He built a house out of haystacks. In the interview, he mentioned that the material is easy to work with and that you can build houses just by tossing them in the right direction.

– A rabbit is chewing through the haystack. Crumbled houses are now coming into view… but the current plan is to build five more houses instead of repairing those houses.

The viewers watching the stream could observe the city’s environment in Castle Bawell changing by the hour.

In the beginning, it was as if slums were forming around outside the castle walls, but moments after, the buildings were expanding out to the open fields.

Roads were not even constructed and obviously, areas were not divided accordingly.

The houses roughly built from nearby dirt, rocks and trees were showing a new paradigm of the construction site.

 


< You have completed a building that transcended the structural durability limitations.
Construction skill proficiency is increased. >


 

Even the architects that participated in the project exceeded themselves. Their proficiencies were improving much quicker than when they built gigantic structures.

“How exactly is this increasing my skills?”

“Such ridiculous jobs still enhance my construction. I always tried to build sturdy and artistic structures.”

“So it is better to build ten faulty constructions than one well-made structure. This seems so wrong, but it kind of makes sense.”

“It’s probably because this is our first time building structures like this.”

The architects got to freely experiment in the layout and surfaces while building so many houses and diverted away from the boundaries of conventional materials.

 

***

 

Lafaye did a lot less work compared to when the Hermes Guild governed the Central Continent.

All he had to regulate was the Haven territory, and even then many users left, and the city became blander.

“The rate of development is declining, so that reduces the chance of being attacked by Kaybern.”

Lafaye put on a bitter grin. After they mobilized the Black Dragon Kaybern, all of Haven territory including Castle Aren, became targets of its attacks.

The monsters were being taken care of with ease by the powerful forces of the Hermes Guild, but users were leaving gradually.

The entire region was deteriorating with the economy, population, technology and development on the decline as well.

The Haven territory no longer possessed its proud drastic development in the Central Continent.

Lafaye watched streams related to Royal Road on his spare time.

“A plan to rob Kaybern’s lair. This is a dangerous plan. So reckless that even the Hermes Guild wouldn’t dare attempt… I guess it’s possible because it’s Weed.”

The broadcasts were being flooded with compliments about Weed.

There was a time when the Hermes Guild too had great influence on the broadcast stations, but now there weren’t many users who paid attention to them.

There weren’t many programs about the Haven territory and the few occasions where they were mentioned, were only about the bad things.

According to the cast, the Arpen Empire was referred to as heaven, and the old Haven Empire was described as something close to hell.

“Truthfully I don’t think it was to that extent.”

Lafaye assessed the dwarven village and Weed’s plan as he watched the programs.

“They were filled with the illusion of success, but this is just dangerous. What’s more, there is a disrupter who will meddle with the plan…”

He wanted to sabotage their plan, but frankly, he believed that they wouldn’t succeed anyway.

Even when the force of the Hermes Guild was at its prime, the assassination attempts against Weed failed time and time again.

“Wouldn’t it be alright to sabotage just the quest?”

Lafaye was thinking of someone for the job and called Calcus. He had been spiteful since losing the battle in Garnav Plains.

“Please head over to Thor and sabotage their plan.”

“Do you want me to try to get Weed killed?”

“I wouldn’t have it any other way. However, a big commotion will get you killed by Kaybern.”

A few large-scale magic spell explosions in the dwarven village near Kaybern’s territory had a high chance of bringing the dragon.

Calcus finally grasped an understanding of the plan and laughed.

“Weed’s plan will fail miserably.”

“It’s going to be dangerous for you and the other guild members. It would be almost impossible to survive.”

“I will gladly take that risk. No matter the consequence. If I can bring down Weed to a gruesome ruin.”

 

(To be continued…)

 


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V55C1P2 – Sneakthieving

Par mimosab

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Weed’s popularity and influence were having a powerful impact on the dwarves.

“Now, I will explain the details for everybody here.”

He explained to them the reason behind the dwarven village’s existence and that the mine was being dug in the direction of Kaybern’s lair.

“Judging by the depth, it should already be close to the lair. The exact location still needs to be determined, but everyone should possess basic mining skills, and if we are diligent, we should easily get inside the lair within five days.”

The dwarven users got overwhelmed with excitement. The more they listened to the plan, the more hopeful they became.

“Ohhh.”

“If it’s sneaking underground, we have a good chance!”

They were starting to genuinely believe that they could steal treasures from Kaybern’s lair.

If they were to succeed, it would be a moment they could never forget.

Oberon asked with caution:

“Let’s say we get inside the lair, then what do we do about Kaybern? If we need someone to act as bait, I will take the lead.”

The words were fitting for someone like Oberon who had great responsibility and leadership.

A head-on battle against Kaybern was impossible to win, so he intended to risk his life to divert attention.

“Oberon-nim is cool like that.”

“He lives by his reputation.”

“I’m sure he will become more popular when this goes live on broadcast.”

The dwarves were sincerely touched, but Weed thought the opposite.

‘To step up like that and sacrifice for the others… That kind of person lives an honourable life, but his wife and children will suffer!’

Friends, comrades.

Sacrificing one’s body for justice will only cause misery for one’s self and their family in this world! 

From the beginning, Weed thought poorly of a plan that required the use of a bait.

If it was absolutely necessary, he could consider following such a plan, depending on the returns which they will gain from the success,  but sacrifices should be left as a last resort. 

‘The users playing bait could die out easily,and it could lead to other variables.’

Weed had a different plan for that very part.

“By the time we’ll empty the lair, Kaybern will be out to destroy a city. It’s sneak thieving, so to speak!”

Sneak thieving!

The dwarven users who gathered in Debrado village felt a jolt all over their bodies. They hadn’t heard a word more impressive in their entire lives.

“Woah…”

“I’m getting goosebumps all over my body. This is the deal.”

“An empty lair. An unoccupied house.”

“Yeah. Usually, it would be impossible. But, the lair is free when Kaybern is gone.”

Each of them lived a path far from robbery, but just how appealing was the word sneak thieving?

The temptation was powerful!

“When Kaybern decides on the city to be destroyed, our plan will begin. Firstly, the architects will have a great deal of work to do.”

Weed announced that he asked for assistance from the Northern architects, including Pavo.

“They will buy us as much time as they can.”

One of the dwarves raised his hand.

“In what way?”

All the dwarves were attentive to Weed’s words! They were mindful of even the lightest speech. One would pass any kind of exam if they studied with this kind of concentration.

Weed smirked ominously as he spoke.

“It is to build a ridiculous number of buildings in the city which is determined to be destroyed next, extending the time it takes to destroy it. It doesn’t take experienced architects. We can actually get away with poor construction.”

“That’s some method…”

“Sneak thieving, poor construction. I can understand each part of the plan to the letter. So amazing.”

The dwarven users at the gathering were in awe.

‘Look at this appropriate and versatile plan. Weed isn’t an emperor for no reason.’

‘I should have befriended him earlier. My greatest regret in life is not becoming Weed’s comrade.’

‘It’s so fortunate that I took vacation leave from work and came to his call. In Royal Road, I just need to follow Weed.’

‘From my pessimistic view, this won’t be as easy as it seems. Though the view count will be high.I will become famous and get to shoot some advertisements.’

‘I need to get noticed this time around and stick right by Weed’s side. Then my life’s going to be a blast.’

The dwarven users each had a different perspective, but they shared the same excitement.

It was a great opportunity to be working with Weed, who was practically running the market.

Furthermore, they were convinced by his plans.

Normally, robbing a dragon’s lair would be an outrageous plan.

A few kilometer radius near the lair was considered forbidden territory, and no one would dare to approach it.

But, using Kaybern’s city destruction to their advantage, they will dig an underground tunnel and wipe out an empty house!

The Northern architects will leave out materials and conduct poor construction to their heart’s content, preventing the dragon from returning early.

This plan even accounted for Kaybern’s meticulous personality of turning cities into complete ruins.

‘For some reason, I can’t back out of this.’

‘I have to do it even if the chances are slim. I’m absolutely in.’

‘Rob the treasures. All of it.’

Weed observed the dwarven users’ faces turn red in excitement and was reassured.

‘People are all the same. They can’t get more united than when they plot bad deeds!’

 

 ***

 

Weed’s plot to rob Kaybern’s lair!

It went viral on the internet after the dwarves spread the news.

– Dear lord! Robbing a dragon’s lair? What on earth are they trying to do!?

– They say class is permanent… I thought adventures nowadays were boring but darn.

– Honestly, I did not expect this at all.

– I watched the teaser, and the elite dwarves were cheering for Weed’s robbery. LOL.

– The selected users over there will be having so much fun. And it looks so tense. It’s a rare chance for someone to go inside the dragon’s lair.

– Would it just be “fun”? If they succeed, they will carry out legendary items on wagons.

– The herd of bulls of the Arpen Empire are on the move. My guess is that they will be utilized to pull the wagons.

Weed’s robbery was considered as an innovation, more a historical event than a quest.

– This is a guaranteed, 100% failure. How stupid. Going to rob a dragon’s lair? It’s guarded by magical traps or monsters, for sure.

– Goes inside the lair. Meets eyes with the dragon. Waaak. Dead.

– Those of you who are just blind with jealousy. It’s an empty lair robbery, so the dragon won’t be home. That is the beauty of it.

– The beauty of robbery is the thrill of getting caught or not, and I wonder?

– Treasures in the lair… My eyes would be delighted if Weed goes in and shows me around.

– Can’t say that he will fail. Those are obvious problems, so how could he be oblivious?

– Weed will come out ahead. It’s meaningless for us to debate about it. It’s always been that way. He always pulls miracles, so let’s wait.

– It will be hilarious if they get discovered and chased by the dragon.

In the urgent surveys conducted by the broadcast stations, only 62% of viewers predicted success, which was startlingly low given Weed’s popularity. It was because the dragon’s lair had been infamous beyond the ten forbidden territories until now.

– Personally speaking, the difficulty is way too high. It’s S rank quest… It means it is that dangerous.

– Not all S ranks are the same. Since it involves a dragon, this should be considered SSSSSSS rank.

– I have hunted Ausoleto in the past… An ex-dragon. Kaybern is on another level.

– The confirmation by many users until now shows that difficulty rank is only a standard, and they turn out very differently depending on how you progress through them.

– Plans are important. Luck has to follow as well.

– Difficulty? Weed already isn’t human since he possesses the job class final secret technique.

– When Weed was on the adventure for the final secret technique, all the lights in the main branch building of Unicorn were on. The promotion team in their live interview the next day mentioned that they were knocked out of their minds because Weed succeeded in an unbelievable adventure.

– Honestly, I thought Weed would fail every adventure, logically speaking. I’ve given up on predicting his failure. Now Weed will outdo himself.

– Weed accepts Weed-like quest, makes Weed-like plans, executes it in Weed fashion and becomes Weed.

– I wish I could live like Weed in Royal Road…

Broadcast stations confirmed live streaming and waited for the plan initiation, as the introduction of the participating dwarves took place.

Nide though human, joined especially as a thief and engaged in an interview in the Northern architect group.

– Har-har. Us architects are already done with preparations.

– We do not know  which city the construction will have to take place yet, so what are the plans to transport the materials?

– We’re just going to go with the flow.

– Go with the flow?

– Construction is quicker when you just do it roughly! We can gather the materials anywhere nearby. It took us so long to build the Earth Palace… But, if we built sloppy it wouldn’t have taken a month.

– How many of you are preparing?

– With a shovel in hand, anyone can be a builder. You can even just stack blocks. Oh. This time there is no need for blocks.

The builders were waiting patiently. They will work hard when it gets to the project, but now was the stage for relaxing.

– Pale: Weed-nim. I think you are too busy and forgot to contact me, but I am ready.

– Surka: You aren’t thinking of going ahead without us, are you?

– Python: We can head over now. Where do we have to go?

– Seasoned Crab: K-hmm. Cough-cough. Hmm. I was just bored.

The comrades that were friends with Weed willingly offered to join the robbery.

Even if they were to die in  the hands of the dragon, they were going to participate anyway, out of loyalty, and if the plan succeeded, it would be a windfall.

‘Being a human, anyone can fail. However, Weed-nim is no ordinary human. Even if things completely fail, he will still scavenge a thing or two.’

‘You have to understand Weed-nim’s language. ‘A little tiring’ means it’s an okay job. ‘The situation isn’t that bad’ means it will be difficult. ‘You’ll have to work hard,’ means that it will be close to impossible.’

The people coveting Kaybern’s lair wasn’t just his comrades but also the best users in Versailles Continent.

The higher the level, the more dependent a user becomes on equipment.

A few unique options change hunting speed and heightened the impact of skill and stats.

– Mule: Weed-nim. Hu-hum. This time, Kaybern’s lair will be…

Even Mule who fell so many times contacted Weed directly.

Weed wasn’t expecting so many people to join in the first place.

‘Excluding the transport team and the dwarves, it should be a small elite team. Thieves do not have to excel in combat.’

Thief was a job class that was difficult to raise levels.

There were very few job class skills that were related to combat.

Even so, they possess skills that silenced their footsteps while running or hiding traces, extremely advantageous for stealing.

‘The dragon’s lair isn’t just a house, it is surrounded by many traps.However, the real problem is the magical traps. Unfortunately, they can’t be broken.’

It was the same reason why he did not think of participation of mages. Even if they were to find magical traps, they didn’t have the ability to defuse them.

There were so many mages in Royal Road, but no one was perverted enough to master not offensive nor defensive spells, but magical trap defuse.

“Haruna-nim.”

– Haruna: Yes. Weed-nim.

“Come this way.”

– Haruna: Really? I am honored.

The magical traps were a real concern, so he asked elf Haruna to get her assistance.

It was best for her to uncover the traps along with thief Nide. It could turn into a disaster if the magic were to explode by mistake. Nonetheless, to be prepared for everything was impossible.

‘It will become a war against time. We have to pick and pull out before Kaybern returns. Secretly and swiftly. But, if the magical traps activate and we get discovered by the dragon’s soldiers that defend the lair… It’s going to be sink or swim.’

Weed changed his mind and decided that he would bring some of the users with combat skills who wanted to participate.

If everything went wrong, he was planning to wipe out all the dragon’s soldiers and monsters that he could before the dragon returned.

(To be continued…)

 

 


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V55C1P1 – Sneakthieving

Par mimosab

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It was night by the time Lee Hyun got out of the capsule.

“Underground tunnel…”

Logically, going into Kaybern’s lair and stealing the Brazier of Sacrifice was almost impossible.

Furthermore, robbing a dragon was just plain suicide.

“But the thing is… Kaybern crawls out of his lair to destroy a city every week. In other words, it’s actually robbing an empty house.”

Stealing from  an unoccupied lair!

The world was a place where people steal from right under your nose, so how could it be any different for stealing from a lair without the dragon?

Under normal circumstances, there would have been much effort and secrecy in preparing for an infiltration mission.

However, if the dragon was to empty its seat, the quest atmosphere would change completely.

“Normally, this would have been a quest of atrocious difficulty. But, the Brazier of Sacrifice is no longer an issue, now that it turned out like this. We might be able to rob the entire lair and its treasures.”

Lee Hyun stuck the large map of Thor region on the wall.

He marked the location and direction of the dwarven village, the mines and Kaybern’s lair.

In the past, he carried out quests for offerings to Kaybern.

A dazzling Kaybern sculpture made of the crystal of Agathe.

He referred to his experience when he got inside the lair to offer the crystal sculpture.

“The monsters were mostly guarding the outside. If the underground tunnel is constructed well, we can get in without getting discovered.”

Kaybern’s lair was filled with an enormous amount of treasures and jewelry, so means of transportation was also needed.

“This should not be approached with the mindset that we are stealing something. It has to be a complete wipe-out with a moving company… Yeah. That kind of an approach.”

Lee Hyun had worked part-time in a moving company, even though it was only for a few days.

The company wrapped all necessities quickly and loaded onto the truck. The tasks were well-divided and more rapid than anything.

Clearing an apartment unit 100 wide, was finished before lunch.

“For Kaybern’s lair, there is no need to separate and pack things individually. The focus should be on speed and quantity while taking everything.”

A robbery, a wipe-out!

 

***

 

Weed whispered to Mapan right after logging into Royal Road.

“There is a big job to be done.”

– Mapan: What kind of job? It must be serious coming from you, Weed-nim.

Even back in the war in the Garnav plains, he did not use such an expression. However, robbing Kaybern’s lair was of utmost importance.

“I need skilled workers. They have to be outstanding wagon drivers.”

– Mapan: I don’t know just how skilled you want them to be.

“They have to be able to drive fast on steep mountain tracks on a fully-loaded large wagon. They have to dodge obstacles as well. It will be great if they are confident in diverting  monsters from chasing in order to escape.”

– Mapan: That kind of task will require at least Intermediate level wagon driving. They’re expensive workers.

“The wage doesn’t matter. I need those who I can rely on.”

– Mapan: How many do you need?

“At least 500.”

– Mapan: Excuse me?

“The more, the merrier. I have lots of treasures to be transported.”

– Mapan: Just what exactly are you going to do with that many people?

The footage of Debrado village had yet to be broadcasted.

The stream posed the danger of exposing the quest in progress, and no one knew  what Weed was going to do next.

“Robbery.”

– Mapan: What?

“I’m going to rob Kaybern’s lair.”

 

***

 

Soonjo Park was on the bus to Korea University when his phone rang.

– Ku-wa-wa-wal Kuwala. Orc. Orc. Sh-sh-shk!

“What is that sound?”

“Someone must be calling.”

Royal Road’s orc song played as the ringtone, grabbing the attention of other passengers.

Soonjo Park hurriedly picked up the call once he saw the caller ID “Arpen Empire Emperor Big Bro”.

“Hey, Hyung. It’s been a while.”

– Yeah. How have you been?

“I’m doing well. When are you returning to school?”

Lee Hyun was a legend to the students who majored in virtual reality!

His school life was nostalgic and becoming the emperor of Arpen Empire spread his name among the community of Korea University.

Even professors from different majors were desperate for a chance to meet Lee Hyun.

– Whenever. I have a favor to ask you.

“No worries. Tell me, Hyung.”

Soonjo Park with his  friendly personality, was happy to do any kind of favor.

– The call has to be short. Anyways, let’s do a job together.

“What kind of a job?”

– Your class is thief.

“Yup.”

The Thief Nide.

It was a character that Soonjo Park trained well since the release of Royal Road, and he had learned a variety of skills.

Most job classes were combat-oriented, which set the thieves aside just a little bit, but he did not slack with training class-exclusive skills.

– I saw you last time, and you did really well.

“Haha. Are you thinking of all the times we’ve stolen together?”

The bus passengers stared at Soonjo Park again with his innocent remark.

– Yeah. You up for it?

“Stealing is my profession.”

– How many times have you been caught?

“I’ve never been caught. Though I have backed out when I felt like I was going to be caught half-way. I steal with speed and certainty.”

The passengers responded with a bit of suspicion, but Sangjoon Choi and Sora Min were sitting across from him.

“We are talking about the Royal Road. Don’t get the wrong idea, folks.”

“My buddy’s job class is a thief.”

The passengers, mostly being Korea University students laughed and turned heads.

– Brace yourself for a surprise. It’s okay to be blown away. This time, it’s going to be Kaybern’s lair.

“Robbing Kaybern’s lair!?”

Soonjo Park raised his voice without himself realizing it. He brought together the attention of the other passengers once again, but he couldn’t care less about it.

If this came from someone else, he would have laughed it off or say it was crazy, but this was from the emperor of the Arpen Empire and a hero of Versailles Continent!

Not just Kaybern’s lair, but anywhere in the world he were to mark for robbery, he knew it would be true.

– That’s right. The lair is going to be penniless.

“Kyah. That’s going to be extreme.”

– It’s dangerous, but can you join?

“Of course. Lee Hyun-hyung. Please let me in.”

Of all things that Soonjo Park said, mentioning Kaybern’s lair was big, but saying Lee Hyun’s name hit it home.

The character name Weed was known by just about everyone in Korea University.

Let alone the bus passengers, even Sangjoon Choi and Sora Min were staring with round eyes.

 

***

 

Mibullo was deemed the best architect of Versailles Continent, but Pavo’s influence was unmatched. He was a famous architect who got well-known early in Morata and raised the great landmarks in the North!

Pavo was involved in the recovery project of Free City Somren.

“Please move the material over there safely. Also, it will be best if we recover the industrial areas first. It will push us back from building homes for the users, but utilities for better accessibility should be our priority.”

Pavo was appointed as the leading architect!

He was proceeding with clearing debris in the city and construction tasks simultaneously.

“It’s good that the users stayed behind… Even if the city was a complete ruin, it won’t take long to rebuild.”

The production facilities in Somren were still standing which was a huge asset.

– Weed: Old man Pavo. Are you busy?

“No. Weed. What’s up?”

Pavo just spoke like usual.

“Huh!”

“Whoo!”

“Waah!”

Instead, the users nearby got excited.

– Weed: There is an important job that’ll need your assistance.

 

***

 

Weed personally got in contact with the people he needed.

At first, he planned to prepare the means of transportation from Mapan’s council and carry out with a few trustworthy comrades, but he changed his mind.

“The mine is pretty deep.  There are lots of treasures in the lair too…”

The treasures would be stacked like mountains.

Sneaking them out through the mine would require significant time.

It was a dwarven mine with narrow passages and the fact that the large transport wagons won’t fit through inside was another issue to overcome!

“Finishing the job before Kaybern returns will need more manpower.”

Weed decided to increase the number of people to take part in the robbery.

“I cannot leave any treasure behind. Yeah, no way.”

This quest began with the Brazier of Sacrifice, but Weed could smell out the money to be made!

“I need the Black Lion Guild to mobilize 30 dwarves. The most skilled ones.”

– May I ask what you need them for?

“It is related to Kaybern. It may be dangerous, but please account for that.”

– I will find worthy users.

The factions agreed to join before knowing what they were getting into.

After Weed won the war in Garnav plains, his fame and influence were unconditional.

Furthermore, the Kaybern hunt was crucial for the city lords as well.

The development of the Britten Alliance was  so high, and their own establishments were conversely on the decline. In the end though, Tullen or Idern would soon become targets as well.

If the Black Dragon appears and destroys their cities, they would suffer greatly, and in that case, they were willing to send workers.

 

***

 

In just one day!

Weed’s call gathered over 800 dwarven users in Debrado village.

“A village so deeply hidden.”

“It’s a small and secluded village. It’s not visible at all from afar due to the trees. Though I’m kind of shivering knowing that it’s close to Kaybern’s lair.”

“Are they preparing for war? I haven’t sparred much recently because I was busy making swords.”

The best dwarves with proven skills in Versailles Continent stood by the entrance.

There were associates from guilds like the Black Lion and Roam Guild and other regular users, all with excellent skills

(To be continued…)

 

 


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V54C9P3- The Plan of the Dwarves

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The corpse explosion was big enough to shake the earth.

With the undead skill, he blew away the corpses and caused a mass slaughter. 

At least a thousand monsters met their deaths all at once.

“Return to the land from whence you came. Rise from the darkness. Ye who are black and corrupted. Engrave the everlasting rule of darkness upon all beings. Undead rise!”

A large number of dullahan knights were summoned!

“Summon the death knight Van Hawk. Summon the vampire Torido!”

Weed even summoned Van Hawk and Torido as he continued the combat.

– He’s a disgusting necromancer!

– Fool. You cannot stop us!

The undead were mercilessly trampled upon by Tabola Gon.

They were weak against the gigantic creature and could not hold it back, due to their lack of defense and vulnerable bones.

On top of this, Weed was wearing the Sky Ruler’s Armor and warrior equipment instead of Bar Khan’s full equipment set, making them even weaker.

“Fight all you want. You incompetent idiots.”

Weed wrapped some bandages around his own body and continued the battle.

The undead split the attack force and created a moment for him to breathe.

This was when his mana replenished sufficiently.

“Day of apocalypse!”

“The ultimate skill of the solar warrior!”

All of his mana was burned, causing waves of smoke to spread in all directions.

The power was enhanced by the holy fire and Goblet of Flames, discharging nearby undead and swallowing all the monsters in the path of its endless spread.

“Wy-3!”

– I’m on my way. Master!

Weed jumped on top of Wy-3 who flew low, close to the ground, before up into the sky again. He was going to leave freely after having spent all of his health points, stamina and mana.

– Don’t run away!

– Sly rat. Come back.

Kural was causing a ruckus from the ground.

It was a powerful monster legion, but the force dwindled down to about half, which made it easier to defend against their siege.

Aside from Kaybern’s doings, 7 cities and 31 villages of the Arpen Empire were destroyed by monsters.

Weed put in a lot of effort, but there were cases where monsters would behave unexpectedly.

There were cases where forces of greater numbers that should have been able to defend easily did not fight effectively and crumbled before a monster invasion.

Old prestigious guilds had a better time, but most of the lords of the Arpen Empire had little to no experience in large-scale battles.

It was only logical that the casualties in the Arpen Empire got out of hand.

 

***

 

After 3 weeks of waiting, an importantreport came in.

– Shaysha: I am at Debrado village right now. This village is not marked on the maps and is in close proximity to Kaybern’s territory. We have found a dwarf who knows about the Brazier of Sacrifice.

It was a dwarven village in the heart of the Ulta mountain pass.

The dwarves in this village produced high quality weapons with refined metal.

Their existence was shrouded in mystery, but the adventurers combed through the Thor region for the Kaybern quest.

Areas near Kaybern’s territory had also been subjected to the search, but dangerous monsters roamed in considerable numbers and the dwarves had had to put their lives on the line.

Dwarves could freely travel in and out of places that weren’t in close proximity to the dragon lair, but every time they ran into Kaybern’s underlings, they had to offer money or jewellery, in exchange for their survival.

After many dwarves had exhausted all their treasure, the fruit of passion and effort was beared.

– Weed: I will be there right away.

 

 ***

 

Weed moved to a safe location with Yurin’s Paint Teleportation Skill and carved a dwarf sculpture.

“Sculptural Transformation!”

His body turned into a dwarf with a nicely groomed beard. He had a round, protruding belly as well and picked up a decent axe.

The area near the dragon’s territory restricted spatial travel skills like teleportation.

Weed ran through Ulta mountain pass in the appearance of a dwarf and reached Debrado village.

“This way. You are Weed-nim, correct?!”

Shaysha, who was waiting at the entrance, gave him a warm welcome.

“Yes. I am Weed.”

“It is such an honor to meet you. I’m sure you must tend to your business first. The village elder is at the blacksmith shop.”

“Thank you for your assistance in this quest.”

“It’s nothing. I am a dwarf living in Thor, but I think of myself as a citizen of Arpen.”

Shaysha’s face turned pink.

An up-close meeting with Weed who had accomplished countless achievements made her tense. Weed had an ordinary face and was currently transformed into a dwarf but felt like he had unique features.

His arms and legs were short but thick, and his nose especially was red; the look of a dwarf who drinks well and works diligently!

The village elder too was an excellent blacksmith dwarf with a valley of muscles on his arms.

“Shaysha, and a face I’ve never seen before. A young dwarf. What brings you to this village?”

“I am grateful to be in the presence of you, elder. I have come to ask about the Brazier of Sacrifice.”

Weed bowed his head slightly in the dwarven tradition. The effect of being emperor did not work that well for dwarves, and he was under Sculptural Transformation for the time being.

The village elder grabbed the beer on top of the table and gulped it down.

“Brazier of Sacrifice… Our artefact that we held so long ago. I thought no dwarf would ever seek it.”

“What could be the reason for that?”

“That’s… Complicated.”

“It is very important and I must know. Is the Brazier of Sacrifice in this village?”

“Hu-hu. The beer is bitter.”

The elder of Debrado village turned his head elsewhere. He was trying to divert the subject.

“Here, try this beer from Morata.”

“What beer is this? The foam is out of this world!”

Weed had a way of disarming the heavy mouths of the dwarves.

“Have another glass. One-shot.”

“Hah!”

The dwarves hardly ever get drunk, but the Morata beer had a trick.

‘7:3 of beer and whiskey. This is the golden ratio.’

It was a bomb shot designed for dwarves!

Weed with his peak dexterity mixed up a good glass. Then, the elder began to tell the secrets that he was reluctant to tell before.

“The Brazier of Sacrifice… Hick. The truth is, we lost it.”

“The dwarven artefact was misplaced?”

“K-uuh… It’s always the same with all our treasures, taken away the moment the dragon lays its eyes on them.”

“If it was taken away by a dragon, Could that dragon possibly be Kaybern?”

“Yes, that is right. That greedy dragon took our brazier.”

“…”

Weed felt like he ran into a wall.

The artefact needed to hunt Kaybern had already been stolen!

Once the elder finished telling the story, he could not control his temper.

“Do you know what Kaybern did after it took our treasure?”

“What happened?”

“It was used as a heating stove. Even the brazier was used a few times before it got tossed in a corner and was forgotten.”

“Of course.”

Weed wasn’t in the least surprised even if Kaybern used the brazier for roasting sweet potatoes.

Dragons are not beings that could be assessed with logic.

“Then, the brazier should be inside Kaybern’s lair.”

“It isn’t far from here, but it is in a place where us dwarves cannot reach.”

The elder’s voice became sentimental and Weed sensed it.

‘It won’t end like this. With no doubt, this will lead to a quest.’

It was an intuitive  sense that came from experience.

The dwarven elder laid down his beer glass and spoke heavily.

“If someone were to take back the Brazier of Sacrifice, we can call him the hero of the dwarves. It is something that no one could ever succeed in.”

“But, Kaybern is unbeatable. There are too many guards around as well.”

As a sculptor, Weed once offered a gem sculpture to the dragon for the sake of a quest. That time, he managed to approach the entrance of Kaybern’s lair.

Let alone the steep, dangerous terrain, but it was a haven of menacing monsters.

‘Defeating those monsters is troublesome alone, and there were too many dragon soldiers. There will be magical traps set up as well, and I will die at Kaybern’s hands after infiltrating.’

It was truly an impregnable fortress.

“Hmm. It is indeed too difficult. However, as you may know, us dwarves do not know when to give up. This is actually a secret between dwarves, but there is a reason for this village being so close to the lair.”

“Why is that?”

“It is to do what dwarves do best. If you’re a quick dwarf, you probably understood already.”

“Could that be…”

“Hmm-hmm. I won’t say more. Unless you’re willing to help us out here.”

 

Blink!

 


< The Dwarves Secret Plan
The dwarves had their precious Brazier of Sacrifice taken away by Kaybern.
The dragon was the natural predator against the brave dwarves.
They offered countless treasures, but the Brazier of Sacrifice was an item related to the origin of the dwarves.
Return with the Brazier of Sacrifice stolen by Kaybern.
It is a dangerous task, but the dwarves will reward you greatly if you succeed.
Difficulty: S
Reward: Rare dwarven treasure.
Quest Requirement: Dwarf.>



< The race quest of the dwarves has been activated.

You are in the perfect appearance of a dwarf under Sculptural Transformation and thus capable of proceeding with the quest.

If this task is declined, the dwarves will consider you a coward.

Honor will be decreased by 10,000 and friendship with the dwarves will become negative. >


 

An S rank difficulty racial quest!

‘I had to take the Brazier of Sacrifice no matter what… I guess the racial quest popped up since I’m in this form. Two birds with one stone ain’t half bad. It’s also what dwarves are good at.’

Something that short dwarves excel at!

A dwarven village close to Kaybern’s lair.

Something sparked in Weed’s mind from the conversations.

“I will return with the brazier.”

 


< You have accepted the quest. >


 

***

 

Weed began to scout around Debrado village.

‘Dwarven population is 325. Most are elders,and I don’t see any young ones.’

Dwarves were a race that could usually bear over 3 children.

The fact that the village was comprised of elderly townsfolk was unique, and the number of blacksmiths were far less than other dwarven villages.

*Clang! Clang! Clang!*

The dwarves were working and only produced weapons and armor in large quantities.

‘There are rarely any merchants and adventurers, but they keep producing as if they’re preparing for war.’

His suspicions deepened!

Dwarves tended to invite others into their homes if gifted with good beer, and the interior was dressed with premium swords, axes and armor.

Even after considering that these were crafted by dwarves, the quality was very impressive.

‘What the dwarves are good at… The standard of the warriors is excellent too. They are old, but only the born warriors reside in this village.’

His suspicion was quickly developing into certainty. He had to check one more thing before it was perfect.

He asked one of the nearby dwarven townsfolk.

“I want to acquire some minerals. Which way is the mine?”

“It is up north. It’s quite the walk.”

“Thank you.”

Weed ran to the mines with a pickaxe.

The mines in the rocky areas of Ulta mountain pass seemed to have no significance other than that it was huge and steep.

*Clang! Clang! Clang!*

The deeper he went, the more dwarves he saw, busy swinging away and mining iron and silver.

“Did you just dig this up?”

“Yes, I did..”

He examined the iron and silver ores stacked up to the side.

“Identify!”

 


< Low-quality iron ore. Several minerals are mixed in small quantities.
Iron is present, but purity is on the low end. >


 

Usually, the dwarves used the highest quality iron ores. If it wasn’t a rich vein, the race would never have built a village near it.

After he checked out the mines, he was certain.

There was an unusual ratio of the population with no children, endless production of war supplies, and the mine of low-quality iron ores was wide and steep.

‘Considering the direction this mine has been dug… Of course. I figured out the real purpose of this village. The dwarves here are trying to dig an underground tunnel to rob Kaybern’s lair!’

A spark traveled throughout Weed’s body, just like when he had his first kiss with Seoyoon.

 

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V54C9P2- The Plan of the Dwarves

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Thor region.

The dwarves lived with anxiety as they were close to the Black Dragon Kaybern’s territory.

“Ah. I shouldn’t have chosen to be a dwarf…”

“The race itself is not only adorable but also has powerful combat abilities. Besides, they can forge a bunch of stuff, making it easy to make money as well.”

“But, little did I know I would be subject to the dragon’s tyranny every single day.”

“Dwarves are truly a sorrowful race.”

Each mountain in Thor contains good quality minerals, which makes it easy to enhance blacksmith skills and dexterity. This also results in merchants visiting the area frequently. 

There was also a surplus of hunting grounds, making it the ideal environment for gaining experience points for level growth.

Even though they had all the resources that they could need, the dwarves often left the region and scattered around the continent. The peculiar characteristic of the dwarves was that, once they left home, they never went back.

“This is why I’m familiar with all the elders”.

Weed and the blacksmith Herman travelled around Thor as Weed transformed himself to look like a dwarf.

The Dwarven villages, which were scattered around the Norn, Ulta and Saigo mountain passes, were estimated to be around 2,300 in number. 

Even in regions which had been experiencing monster activity, dwarven pioneer villages and small mining villages existed, and many had no interaction with outsiders.

“The Brazier of Sacrifice could not possibly be in some secluded village… Actually, it is possible, but it will be undeniably tricky given the difficulty rank of the quest”. 

Weed thought the knowledge of where The Brazier of Sacrifice was hiding couldn’t be obtained easily, so he knew that he had to conduct some investigation starting with the residents of known villages.

The fall of the Black Dragon Kaybern was something that the dwarven users of Thor profoundly wished for, and they were participating in the search as well.

“The Brazier of Sacrifice… I don’t know where you heard of its name, but I cannot tell you its whereabouts.”

The dwarven elders of the head village shut their mouths tight and refused to say anything.

Though it wasn’t too difficult to open up dwarvens’ mouths compared to humans’ or elves’.

Weed slid the bribe that he prepared toward him.

“Would you like to try a taste of this stout beer? It is the speciality of Morata. I brewed it from the best quality barley with the richest flavor.”

“Ahh… This hits the spot.”

“Is it for sale?”

“Of course. It’s extremely popular and difficult to find, even if you have the money. But I brought three bottles for all of you.”

“I appreciate that. Going out for orc hunting after chugging this, will be fantastic.”

“So, about that Brazier of Sacrifice that I asked about earlier…”

“Mmm, yeah. I did hear the name when I was young. However, no dwarf has seen it in person so that it may be just a myth.”

The dwarven elders that Weed had met through Herman did not have any real knowledge about the Brazier of Sacrifice.

“Brazier of Sacrifice existed long ago… I heard it just suddenly disappeared.”

“Woah. This beer is delicious. There’s nothing nearly as good in our village. I can swear that on this beer.”

“You’re on an adventure to kill the Black Dragon Kaybern? Ho-ha-ha-ha. That is the funniest joke I’ve heard since I heard someone saying, “I first drank beer at the age of 2!.”

Dwarves rarely lied, and their words were faithful.

Herman asked as he felt awkward.

“I introduced you to all the elders that I know, and we’ve got nothing. So, what do you plan on doing now?”

“I’m not sure. It’s hard to work something out right now, but we will find a way soon. We just have to wait”.

Weed uploaded a post that asked all users for information. The reward was 1 million gold, along with a position as provincial lord. However the most important part of the reward was that the land was to be located in the highly coveted mountainous region.

If someone were to find a dwarven elder that knew the secrets, that person would count as a useful individual.

Placing those skilled individuals in the right places would benefit the growth of the Arpen Empire.

“Dwarven lords increased the production rate, so it is even better.”

 

***

 

The Earthly Shadow party was also working for a quest.

 


< Kaybern’s wretched preference. >

< The memory of the old tree. >

< Under the damp rock. >

< The egg which must break. >


 

“Wow. All of this was part of Kaybern’s plot…”

“Impressive.”

Silver Ring, Ben and Elix discovered over a hundred dragon eggs in a pit.

There was clear evidence that pointed to Kaybern’s egg being fake.

 


< In search of the great magician. >


 

Tracking the magician who was deemed as a legend in the history of humankind was the next quest that appeared.

“A glacial type…”

Ben’s eyes sparkled.

Of all quests, he loved the ones that were related to magic. If he didn’t end up being an adventurer, he would have been a wizard for sure.

Ben spoke to two other people.

 “I think the Brazier of Sacrifice would not be in an ordinary place. It must be  in one of the ten forbidden regions; if it is not there, then it is definitely either in the south or the north end.

“We will have to gather some evidence, but I’d say south. You guys remember the lines? “‘Walking past the desert will lead you to the end of the earth’?”

“I do remember. The ocean appears, and then you see a continent formed from ice.”

Silver Ring took a map out of his bag after hearing about Ellix.

The Southern Continent.

They obtained the information that there is a mystic, glacial continent located in the south, similar to the continent of Jigolaths which is found in the North.

“It was also the place we were planning to reach someday. Let us depart after gathering a bit of information.”

“I’m with you.”

The Earthly Shadow party possessed various skills and experiences.

They wandered cluelessly due to a few big quests, but they had solved many commissions in between. Especially for places they have been to previously, no matter how far the distance, they followed the quest route and arrived within a day.

Earthly Shadow, whilst gathering information about the quest, came to learn that Weed figured out the dragon egg was fake.

“As expected of Weed.”

“Even Kaybern cannot underestimate him.”

“We should move on quickly as well.”

 

***

 

Two weeks passed.

Countless dwarves searched for information, but they couldn’t find anything, since all the information was completely hidden away.

“Where in the world is the Brazier of Sacrifice?”

“I have no clue. Perhaps it already disappeared?”

“Quests are surely difficult. It is extremely tiresome to roam around the world as an adventurer.”

“If by any chance the Hermes Guild destroyed it…”

“No way. Well… that may be quite plausible..”

After a long search without news, the Hermes Guild became the target of suspicion for its whereabouts.

During the two weeks, the free cities under the Britten Alliance territories were destroyed by Kaybern, and Castle Ukten of Haven territory became the next target.

“We drew the short straw this week.”

Weed thoroughly explored the maze, but continued raising his skill levels and engaging in battles.

It was swarming with monsters everywhere!

There was a battalion he had gathered to hunt Kaybern, but after he advanced into a sun warrior, he started to roam alone.

He jumped off the back of Wy-Three into the middle of a monster swarm.

Weed got off in a place filled with powerful monsters invading villages and cities.

“Shall we go for a blade dance?”

Weed blended all his art stats into strength using Sculptural Destruction.

Kuagh!

That swine. He’s the leader of the humans.

Kill him. For Kaybern-nim!

The monsters surrounded him from all directions like a swarm of bees.

Kural was a demon servant who stood 4 meters tall and wielded an axe.

He rode a gigantic demon beast named Tabola Gon and rushed to the battleground while stomping over the demon soldiers in his path that were a little too slow to move out of their lines.

What made the situation worse was the fact that there were also poison frogmen, who were a twisted mix of frog and human, standing at the tail of the beast. The monsters raised by Kaybern were ready-made armies, they were born already in formation.

Kural acted as the commander while riding on the demon beast Tabola Gon and served as the cavalry. Monsters fit for land troops overflowed in large numbers, and they had significant amounts of frogmen following him from behind.

They focused their saliva and projected it like arrows from their mouths, travelling great distances, to ultimately poison their foe with their toxins. 

Incredibly Weed jumped right in the middle of the enemy lines by himself.

The God of War, Weed. Like his nickname, it seemed like he was about to fight a war by himself.

Monsters were smashing into one another as they were stomped towards their deaths. The path of Weed could only be described as mayhem.

The commentators at the broadcast stations screamed as if they were spewing blood from their mouths.

Absolutely insane. Now, this is a battle. A real battle.

“Many warriors in Royal Road engage in battles. Some charge valiantly, but what are you supposed to make of this scene? Take us to a higher view of the scene so we can see it more clearly, please. All the monsters are charging at a single target; Weed.”

The force of the monsters was powerful enough to destroy a village or a city.

From time to time, Weed took reckless decisions during quests.

‘The head of this swarm is an assault-type monster. There are indeed a lot of them, but not many can face me at the same time. I think it’s worth a shot.’

Even so, the moment he descended from the back of Wy-Three, all the monsters came after him. He did picture this scenario, but once it became a reality, the pressure made him feel overwhelmed.

“Sword of Regeneration!”

Weed cast the Sword of Regeneration.

His overpowered sword techniques that raised defence and boosted recovery.

He planned to hold his ground by deflecting and slashing the monsters.

 


< You have been struck by the horns of Tabola Gon.

Health points decreased by 1,420. >


 

A variety of effects from different equipment and the Sky Ruler’s Armor!

“Lava River!”

Weed wrapped the Loa Sword in holy flames and raised lava from the earth, preventing the monsters from advancing.

He thought of facing the monsters from one direction, but the monsters rushed through the lava.

“Die.”

“Kuaaack!”

“I will rip you to shreds.”

Raging monsters overtook one side while the other was covered with monsters looking like fireballs running through the lava river.

The rest was a rain of black darts.

Mediocre poison status’ could be healed with necromancer skills, but it had to be consistent, and it still resulted in the loss of health points.

A smile appeared on Weed’s face.

“Yes. This is fun. This is how it should be.”

He got damaged from the monsters as he swung his Sword of Regeneration.

The Loa Sword slashed through them like a ray of light.

 


< Batali is filled with joy while watching over you.

“Fight. Warrior. Bathe in your power!”

Batali’s blessing is applied.

Mana consumption of attacking skills is reduced by 30% and power enhanced by 25%.

All abnormal and negative status are lifted.

Increased gain of experience points when enemy is killed >


 

*Crumble! *

Monster birds that transformed into malignant spirits mid-air struck down on him with their beaks.

It was a gruesome battle taking place without even a moment to breathe.

“The battle wasn’t about fighting well, it was about displaying 200% of his capabilities.” 

The enemy was set on fire and the poisonous darts spewed by the frogmen turned into miasma and covered the surroundings like a fog.

Everything happened within the span of 10 minutes as Weed was fighting in a near-death crisis battle.

*Blink!*


< Combat Achievement!
You have completed the Lone Battling Warrior.
The attack power of sword techniques are increased by 3%.
Stamina and health points recover quicker when fighting against multiple enemies.>


 

Dangerous battles sometimes led to unbelievable results, such as combat achievements.

Rows full of monster corpses surrounded Weed.

The number of monsters who died in the actual battle was far less than the one of monsters who were stomped to death.

More monsters climbed over the bodies and charged at Weed endlessly.

The amount of monsters and monster corpses near Weed was so massive that there was no room to set foot on. 

“Alright. Corpse Explosion!”

*C-C-Crash!*

 


<You have gained experience.>

<You have gained experience.>

<You have gained experience.>

< You have gained a level. >


 

(To be continued…)

 


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V54C9P1- The Plan of the Dwarves

Par mimosab

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“That is my sword technique.”

Weed stopped the swing of his sword and walked closer to the Half-elf.

“You are right.”

“Were you the one who sought for me?”

“I have arrived to this place in order to fight against Kaybern.”

The adventurers that led the maze expedition had backed away to a distance and listened quietly to the conversation between them.

Vishur raised her lean body.

“Kaybern is truly a dreadful dragon.”

“I’m fully aware of that.”

“Has attacked again, causing the humans to fight against the dragon?”

“Yes.”

Weed started to talk about Kaybern who destroyed cities and raised monster invasions. He did not forget to criticize him in the midst of his explanation.

“The peace of the continent will never revisit us until we slay that smokey dragon.”

“I see. So, the reason for Kaybern’s attacks is because of its egg?”

“That’s right.”

“That may not be a real dragon egg.”

“Excuse me?”

Vishur’s next story was a shock in its entirety.

The Black Dragon Kaybern had thought of the elves as a nuisance since long ago.

Unlike the dwarves that it could rip off through its harassment, the elves were a noble race with pride.

They were untouchable under the protection of the World Tree and the Green Dragon. 

Then, Kaybern devised a scheme that would give him a cause for harassing the elves.

The dragon egg!

It sent a fake dragon egg forged from magic into the elven forests, and when it broke, it used the egg as an excuse for the assault.

“Black Dragon Kaybern burnt down the forest and murdered elves. Even the World Tree, the genesis for the elves burnt to ashes. From that day on, the elves lost the forest.”

“So, that’s what happened.”

It was surprising, even for Weed.

What Kaybern committed were the actions of a bunch of thugs.

‘Is that why it claimed its nickname as the Black Dragon? If a fake dragon egg existed, this quest would have come up sooner or later.Even if the Hermes Guild wasn’t involved.’

The fake dragon egg would never hatch in a natural way.

After some time had passed and the egg was  destroyed, Kaybern would have attacked the humans.

It was just then the Hermes Guild destroyed it before it would have been destroyed ordinarily, to screw him over. Meaning that they only sped up the process of what was inevitable.

‘To think that the dragon’s assault was a predetermined danger… Though it would have been much easier, if I dealt with him later.’

 


<Half-Elf Vishur Complete.>


 

At last, they discovered the Half-Elf Vishur within maze Zode.

They succeeded in waking her with the Sword of Regeneration, who had turned into a plant from the depletion of health points after a long life span.

He learned that the Black Dragon Kaybern’s plot occurred for the elves, and it was about to begin for the humans as well.

Even so, it was too early to give up.

Just like how the Half-Elf Vishur revived, the spark of hope was unextinguished.

 


< You have gained a level. >

< Wisdom increased by 2. >

< Adventure achievement increased all stats by 2. >


 

He gained experience and adventure progress from the quest completion.

Thanks to the help of many users, he was able to complete it easily, but it was no easy quest given the process.

Vishur summoned a water elemental and spoke after she healed herself.

“I was in search of comrades to fight against Kaybern. If you seek vengeance too, why don’t you fight alongside me?”

Weed nodded instantly.

“Of course, I will join your journey.”

He was immensely excited for the Half-Elf Vishur to become a comrade.

‘I’ll exploit her thriftily as I did with Hestiger.’

Elves were gifted in archery and elementals and were highly efficient with their nimble bodies.

Half-elves were nothing like the normal pure-blooded elves, but they compensated with their  sword technique and endurance.

“Alright. I have studied over 200 years for a way to eradicate Kaybern.”

“For 200 years?”

“I knew that if Kaybern were to begin its activity, it would come to torment the elves. I considered many options, but they were not sufficient enough to fight against a dragon. The final method  we discovered was the Brazier of Sacrifice.”

“Brazier of Sacrifice?”

“It is a legendary item owned by the dwarves. The dwarves are the race that follow the sacrifice of fire and new birth. There is a myth that if one offers himself to the brazier, he will acquire the power to fight against a dragon. Do you wish to go on the search for this brazier with me?”

Blink!


< The noble artefact of the dwarves.

Dwarves live with the fire their entire lives..

With their short stature, they raised so many flares in history, but there are three mystical braziers they hid away from all others.

The Brazier of Bugta Volcano.

The Brazier of Sacrifice.

The Brazier of Birth.

However, there was a great secret within the Brazier of Sacrifice.

“Dwarves are weak? We make everything from the breath of flames. Like burning lumber in the fire, we can make miracles from burning our own life. Magic? Magic is nothing compared to the power of the brazier.”

The Brazier of Sacrifice was an artefact that was dormant for 500 years.

If this dwarven artefact were to be discovered, it could grant enough power to confront the dragon.

One of the dwarven elders will know about the Brazier of Sacrifice.

Difficulty: S

Quest Requirement: Savior of the Continent, Highest adventure reputation. >

< This quest cannot be declined under any circumstances. >

< Quest has been accepted. >


 

‘Hmm. Brazier of Sacrifice…’

He had never heard of it before, but the fact that it was a dwarven artefact hyped him up.

‘If I can get the power to face the dragon, that would be terrific but…’

The problem was that the artefact was named the Brazier of Sacrifice.

The word Weed despised the most was sacrifice.

“It burns the user’s own life?”

“I don’t know in detail. But, it won’t be something like dark magic because it is a dwarven artefact.”

“Mm-hmm. I don’t have a good feeling about it.”

Dwarves hated dark magic or evil deeds, and they themselves did not tell lies.

Users that did not keep their promises with the dwarves had their reputations dropped to the point where they had trouble with their activity in the village.

‘This is an S rank difficulty linked quest for facing the dragon. Indeed it will have traps and danger. For now, I need to look into this.

 

***

 

Oberon.

He, who was the leader of the Cold Roses Guild, was also the lord of Castle Vent under the Arpen Empire.

‘I wonder how dreadful I will feel if Kaybern were to destroy my castle.’

He observed Weed’s adventure with nervous eyes.

He couldn’t watch every single moment of the hunts, but he did make sure to watch the crucial scenes.

“The Brazier of Sacrifice…?”

“Boss. Isn’t it what we heard about that time?”

“Uh… Yeah. The 3rd dwarven treasured brazier.”

The dwarven warriors in the Cold Roses Guild also chimed in.

“I have to inform Weed-nim right away.”

Oberon spoke on the chat channel for Arpen Empire’s important lords.

“Weed-nim. I know about the Brazier of Sacrifice.”

It was only after 2-3 seconds.

Ropener: “Awesome. As expected from Oberon-nim.” Pia: “Wow… That’s Oberon-nim for you, indeed.” Lemon: “You’re so amazing. Now that we have the info, the proceeding for the next quest will be a lot quicker.” Flame: “This will certainly be a huge help in stopping Kaybern.”

The lords cheered, and Weed checked the communication channel soon after.

He expected reports from the users as his meeting with Vishur during his quest will be broadcasted live.

Weed: Oberon, I will be on my way right now. Send me your current location.

A moment after, Weed arrived with Yurin through the Picture Teleportation Skill.

“What kind of information is it?”

“I know what the Brazier of Sacrifice is.”

“Great.”

Weed thought that it would bring incredible assistance to the quest as it would resolve the aspect that bothered him most.

‘This is a good start.’

If he knew what was the exact role of the dwarven artefact, he could deduce the direction of the quest.

“Yes. At that time, I didn’t pay much attention to it… But I heard that you could burn your life force with the Brazier of Sacrifice.”

“What does it exactly mean to burn your life force?”

“It is exactly as told. Health points. The user can burn their maximum health points and levels at the brazier.”

“… And then?”

“The use of the Brazier of Sacrifice results in the decline of maximum health points, and your level is lowered as well. In return, you become stronger until the flames die out.”

“Just how much power?”

“I heard it is 10 times the loss of health points or level.”

“That is a high multiplier.”

“Though it can be dangerous too. No, it is surely dangerous.”

Burning 10,000 maximum health points in the Brazier of Sacrifice resulted in a temporary boost of 100,000 health points.

Weed was at 120,000  health points, meaning that it could become almost double the amount. Burning 100 levels will result in 1,000 levels temporarily.

“There would be conditions?”

“I don’t know that in detail. I’ve only heard the basic stories about it.”

“Hmm.”

Weed crossed his arms and became lost in his thoughts.

‘Time duration is the problem, but combat-wise I can become immensely more powerful. This way, I could even try hunting down Kaybern…’

It was a far stretch of an adventure that required a considerable amount of maximum health points and levels to be deducted. His maximum health points were already lower than other users and this meant that his consequences would be more severe.

He could raise his health points with the Goblet of Flames and other equipment, but a loss was still a loss.

‘If I have to pay such a sacrifice and fail, I won’t be able to taste any bitterness from coffee.’

Lately, life has been easier on him, and he decided to drink one can of coffee every day.

‘I saved up until now, so a can of coffee per day sounds fine, right?’

Popping a can of coffee early in the morning, laid back, enjoying life in comfort.

‘This is the happiness in life.’

Just dying once had a detrimental impact on level and skill proficiency, and he forbade thinking about failing, after using the Brazier of Sacrifice.

That being said, if he hunts down the dragon, he could earn an enormous number of combat achievements and treasures.

That moment, Oberon pulled out his axe from his back and spoke.

“Weed-nim. I want to assist in hunting Kaybern as well.”

“Pardon?”

“I believe I accumulated all these levels for a time like this. I want to join the Kaybern hunt and give up about 100 levels.”

Weed suddenly grasped Oberon’s hand.

“Thank you. You are a true hero.”

Instinctively, he touched Oberon’s luxurious axe.

It is only natural for people to check prices when they’re near expensive items.

“Your words are kind. It is also my duty as lord of Castle Vent. Weed-nim, you are the emperor of Arpen Empire with all the burden of continental peace on your shoulders.”

“It is rightfully my responsibility to protect the peace of this continent.”

“I have always envied you,Weed-nim.”

Only Weed’s old companions knew of his true side.

‘The users will be watching this as well.’

Viewer rating would easily reach 15%.

After Arpen Empire conquered the Central Continent, the popularity among the users heightened even further.

There were going to be more users signing up for the Kaybern hunt like Oberon, however,he could no longer back out from the quest.

‘It’s not like my stand can neglect the destruction of the continent… Sigh. The Hermes Guild will be joyful and throw a party about this. Even if the hunt succeeds, would it be a profit?”

He was stuck in a swamp of dilemmas.

Even if he were to obtain the Brazier of Sacrifice, he had to bet everything on the line for the Kaybern hunt.

 

(To be continued…)

 


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V54C8P3 – Half Elf Vishur

Par mimosab

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“We did it!”

The entrance to the second area of the maze was successfully cleared before nightfall, thanks to the efforts of the adventurers.

The third area was far bigger with monsters and traps waiting.

“Can Weed-nim take the lead from this point?”

LeBoy asked carefully.

The adventurers led the exploration, but they were ready to become supports.

They wished to see the skills of Weed, the best adventurer in the history of Royal Road!

“Mmm…”

Weed was not entirely confident that he could outdo the best adventurer group in the Versailles Continent.

‘A maze… Mazes cause a lot of problems, but to my surprise, the solutions were often in simple places.’

In other cases, doors never opened without the possession of an item that acted as the key.

‘I could step forward and solve this, but is there a need for me to do that with over a thousand adventurers here?’

There was a time and place to act out.

It was a waste of talent to leave these adventurers of various exploration skills and experiences.

Weed wet his lips with the attentive gazes of the adventurers.

“Your accomplishments brought us this far. I have faith in all of you, so I will wait as long as it takes.”

“…!”

“I expected nothing less!”

A few words of acknowledgement.

Though it is small, some put their lives on the line for the ones that put faith in them.

“I understand. I will do it.”

“Me too.”

The adventurers blazed up for competition.

They set out on to clearing the third area and ran the risk of danger. Weed returned to the monster eradication forces that patrolled between Central and the Northern Continent.

The archers and mages catching their breath during their meal were dazzled.

“He’s back already…”

“I want to go back to school now.”

“This is worse than overtime at work.”

“Ooof, my back.”

Weed could not slack on the job given the broadcast that was monitoring him all day long.

Two straight days!

After that, the adventurers succeeded in clearing the maze.

– Haruna: This place was maze Zode! I found the Half-elf Vishur right now. She has been turned into a dried-up tree.

Weed returned to the maze through Yurin’s Paint Teleportation instantaneously.

Over a thousand adventurers were put into this maze, and over two hundred lost their lives due to a risky but swift exploration. However, they died honorably with a smile on their faces.

“I heard that there is an unbelievable special for today?”

“You got it. The adventurers that set out to stop the Black Dragon Kaybern. The very adventurers who are in search of the Half-elf hero Vishur succeeded in exploring the maze in Averian Forest.”

“I heard the continent’s best adventurers went on with the exploration.”

“As you have seen through the live cast, the brave adventurers overcoming the traps and the monsters inevitably caused the viewers to grin in anticipation.” 

“Alright, then. Here is Weed who has just arrived at the maze.”

Maze Zode’s exploration, without a doubt,  was being broadcasted live on the major broadcast stations.

Weed was led by the adventurers until he found the sword scars on the wall.

“What are these?”

“We’ve been doing some research ourselves, but we don’t know yet. It is definitely not a map, and neither the archaeologists nor glyph analysisits returned anything.”

“Hmm. The sharp traces seems to be just simple sword swings.”

Weed saw that the sword traces were visible on both walls, the floor and the ceiling.

He stood there for a good minute or two and got lost in his thoughts, then abruptly shifted his hands onto the Loa sword.

*Slaaaang!*

With a sound of purity, the sword slipped out of the sheath.

“Let me look around for a bit.”

“What? Oh, yes, of course.”

The adventurers were clueless, but they stepped back.

“Is it right around here?”

Weed stood at where the sword path began and started to swing his sword.

It was a difficult task to execute a complete sword technique based solely on the traces on the walls, floor and ceiling.

Without an incredible spatial understanding and swordsmanship, it was impossible to pull off.

*Swish-Sheeek!*

Weed’s sword followed through a beautiful trajectory like it was dancing.

Of course, he had no clue to the stance of the sword technique, but his body synced itself to the flow of the sword.

*Blink!*

 


< You have learned the sword technique of Half-elf Vishur.

You have learned the secret technique, Sword of Regeneration.

This sword technique, born from observing nature has excellent abilities in defense and recovery.

When active, maximum health points are increased by 250%.

Physical recovery is enhanced in locations imbued with the power of nature.

Defense is increased by the influence of the nearby plants.

With each skill level, health points of the user and allies recover 20% faster to a maximum of 800%.

All effects are doubled for elves. >


 

The secret sword technique was an unexpected gain.

‘Now it becomes a lot easier to withstand boss monsters. When things go bad, I can spread out the Sword of Regeneration and buy time. With that being said, that’s not my style.’

Even so, he thought there were many uses for it.

If he was to drop in the middle of a massive horde of monsters, he could hold his ground with the Sword of Regeneration.

It would give him time to stack lots of corpses for an explosion or summon the undead!

‘It is an excellent sword technique for devious plans.’

Weed couldn’t be any happier.

“T-That sword technique was truly beautiful.”

Adventurer Chase blurted out in surprise.

The nearby adventurers had their jaws dropped with blank stares as if they had just witnessed something unreal.

Weed replied like it was no big deal.

“It called the Sword of Regeneration.”

“Sword of Regeneration? Is that a skill?”

“Yes. The secret of the sword technique was right here.”

Weed’s words fed straight through broadcast and brought a massive, hurricane-like impact.

“Secret Sword Technique. That is insane.”

“Coordinates are there. I am picking that up ASAP.”   

“Wow… He discovered the secret sword technique and learned it instantaneously.”

“Did it take like 5 minutes total?             

“See it. Observe it. Obtain it.”

“That is swag. That’s Weed level!”

However, the following scenes on the screen turned the viewers miserable.

In maze Zode, there was a cluster of adventurers which each had a name for themselves in Versailles Continent.

The average level was over 300, and the users in 400’s became the center. There were adventurers in the 500’s as well.

Those adventurers’ eyes popped out after hearing the secret sword technique and immediately tried to imitate him.

“So, this is like…”

“Uh-hm. Why is it so difficult?”

The adventurers awkwardly swung their swords and wobbled.

It was near impossible to recreate the sword technique just by observing the markings on the walls like Weed did.

One moment of distraction and the sword will lose its way. Moreover, it was no ordinary technique balancing shift in the lower body, waist and shoulders.

“To do this in a single try just by looking…He’s a monster.”

“That makes no sense. He’s just so gifted.”

“No wonder he beat even Bard Ray.”

The adventurers couldn’t do anything other than to look at him with envious eyes in agreement.

“Let us hurry.”

Weed moved on gracefully, and his mundane response became a sensation on the live broadcast.

“For Weed-nim, Sword of Regeneration could be just that…” “That man right there is the God of War. Do not forget. Write it down.” “Wasn’t he already powerful enough with his Undead Summoning? Seriously, he has the highest combat level…” “The higher the level, the easier it is for the holy knight to beat the necromancers. It’s ultimately just based on effectiveness. The stronger the power of dark magic and the undead, the more holiness the knights can bring out.”

Honestly, the holy knights were waiting for a mission to taking down Weed.

Holy knights receive god’s blessing and additional stats when they defeated evil powers.

The effects of holiness were immense, allowing them to take down undead two tiers higher than themselves.

“So, who is the holy knight that can win against Weed?” “That’s the loophole.” “There is none…” “Just exactly which holy knight will charge at Weed? Wow… He has my sincerest respect for his courage.” “Penetrating through the army of skeletons, just to encounter zombies… Behind all that are Durahan, screaming ghosts, death knights, doom knights and even the bone dragon. After defeating all that, the final boss is Weed.”

Jean did an interview too. “We are necromancers, but he is Weed. Even in this very moment, he is becoming more powerful.”   “He is hunting non-stop after Kaybern’s appearance. He is never satisfied with his mediocre level. I bet that in the future, he will be capable of summoning the legendary undead.” “Well, the funny thing is that he is now a warrior. This continent is fortunate that he didn’t continue to level as a necromancer.”

Weed continued to walk and scouted the surroundings, but no more sword markings were found. ‘Hmm. That’s a shame.’ Difficult mazes often had hidden treasures or secrets. Now that a secret sword technique was uncovered, there wasn’t anything else left. “Over here.”

At the end of the maze led by the adventurer, was the half breed of human and elf, the Half-elf Vishur, who was transformed into a dense, dry tree.

“Not even the priest’s restoration spell could wake her. We are thinking that it may need some kind of treasure or clue.”

Haruna explained the situation, but Weed had a lead of his own in his head.

‘That’s simple. The Sword of Regeneration that I picked up in this maze would be the key.’

There was no need to think of alternatives when he had a solution that required just a little bit of thought.

“I think I know how to proceed.”

Weed drew his sword and began wielding it around.

He was going to recreate the sword technique inscribed on the walls.

It wasn’t easy remembering the path of the sword, but he took a look around just before.

Like musicians recreating the scores in their head, he did the same with the flow of the sword.

A gentle sword technique that cut through the wind.

Despite only have done it once, the movements became more natural with harmony in strength and speed.

It was a level of skill reached with not just battles against monsters, but also consistent training of sword movement.

 

Blink!


< You are re-enacting the Sword of Regeneration. >


 

– Sword of Regeneration ranked up to Novice level 2.

The attack power of the sword technique is enhanced.

Health points of the user and allies are recovered 20% faster.

Skill proficiency is increasing at a rapid rate.

– Insight is increased by 5.

Sword of Regeneration was a skill and a sword technique.

Executing the sword technique consisting of a set of movements raised the skill level. 

Weed noticed Vishur in the form of a tree slowly coming to life and continued the sword technique.

The sword technique was cast the second and third time, the sword path becoming even more elegant.

 

Blink!


<Sword of Regeneration ranked up to Novice level 3.>

<Sword of Regeneration ranked up to Novice level 4.>


 

It was still at a novice level and didn’t have significant meaning, but indeed the skill was leveling up rapidly.

Half-elf Vishur regained her health points and slowly opened her eyes.

(To be continued…)

 


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V54C8P2 – Half Elf Vishur

Par mimosab

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“This is the entrance to the second area.”

The place he arrived at with Haruna was entangled with tree roots.

It was a narrow passage for barely a single person or elf.

Once they got through it, the passageway became wider again, but no one could ever find it without paying close attention.

“From here on, we could not diffuse all the traps. Monsters spawn on occasion as well.”

The first area was cleaned out by the adventurers, but the second area was still in progress.

The adventurers scouted meticulously the countless branches of paths, looking for the way through.

“Chase-nim!”

“Oh… Weed-nim has arrived. Ha-ha-ha.”

He met up with adventurer Chase and began scouting the second area.

“I am drawing a map. This is a considerably large dungeon, but with a thousand users it should be finished by night time.”

“I see. I am grateful for your assistance in stopping Kaybern.”

“I will gladly take it upon myself. As an adventurer, I know very well how much Weed-nim went through for the Versailles Continent. You stepped forward to the difficult tasks when no one else could, like the Embinyu Cult, and even now you are under hardship trying to lead us all.”

A long compliment.

Anywhere he went, he was used to hearing such a level of praise.

‘I need to speak more humbly at a time like this.’

Weed moisturized his lips with his tongue.

“Hmm-hmm. I am merely doing what I wish to do. I thought I had to stop the Embinyu Cult for the people.”

“The world will be at peace if Weed-nim rules over the Versailles Continent.”

“Of course. People living in happiness is my goal.”

It wasn’t a complete lie.

It was just that his real objective was ripping off taxes from the happy folks.

He exchanged short greetings with adventurer Leboy and other famous users.

“Aren’t you exhausted?”

“It’s nothing. The dark, murky dungeons are my home. The scent of trees is pleasant and I have many friends at the beer parties I host often. Of course, as long as it doesn’t affect the adventures.”

The adventurers were sincerely enjoying confrontation with monsters and diffusing traps.

Each adventure was never guaranteed success, nor did they receive big rewards.

It was a job that could not be pulled off unless they themselves found passion in it.

“Moving forward, the Arpen Empire will greatly expand the quest rewards.”

“For real?”

“Yes. The excavations from historical sites and mines to various types of adventurers will be supported.”

Weed’s words held great weight to them.

It was difficult to go back on words once spoken, but he was absolutely certain that these adventurers will make him incentives beyond the investment.

‘They will fail at times. They will be rewarded if they succeed. But, failing has nothing to do with me.’

Successful stories make people forget the fear of failure and bare hope.

Great cities crumbled due to Kaybern’s activity, and regions that were invaded by monster invasions were going out of count.

Each broadcasting station was weary of the Versailles Continent’s demise, but there was a stir of unexpected change.

– This is Morata. I am running a fruit store. What is going on right now? I have to close by noon, by then the goods will be sold out.

– This is Puhol Waterpark. I thought this wasn’t the time for a party but… This is insane! The rich folks of the Central Continent are streaming in.

– All the cottages far from the waterpark are all sold. Further lot-outs are resulting a steep increase in price.

– You know the high quality equipment were released into the market after the Hermes Guild and the Haven Empire dipped following the Garnav Plains… I thought the market value of equipment would plummet, but it’s way high again.

– The dungeons and hunting grounds are cluttered with users.

– The cities are also very populated. There’s a swarm of people no matter where you go.

The cities were ruined and the natural disasters reduced crop production.

The haven-like Versailles Continent fell into great danger and chaos. However, the activity of users increased significantly.

– I can’t really explain it, but it seems like Royal Road has become more enjoyable.

– There’s so much I want to do and so much I have to be doing as well.

– The times are dangerous, but it’s great. I think I’ve gone a little crazy. Ha-ha.

The farmers tended to the crops and put their best efforts to reduce the damage from the black rain.

The merchants roamed the continent on their wagons and supplied the declining necessities. The users of other job classes became livelier as if they woke from a long sleep.

In the face of danger, people seemed to enjoy themselves even more.

They were actively out hunting, producing, collecting and enjoying vacations.

The cities were destroyed, but the users without a home weren’t necessarily gone for good.

Castle Evaluk and the Free City of Somren were being repaired by the local citizens and users.

“Morata was raised from ruins. We can do it too!”

“Let us stand again. The Arpen Empire will support us.”

The users refused to give up.

They would have laid low and quiet, doing their own thing at times of peace, but now they were building homes and constructing roads on the ruins.

Dain spent her entire savings and invested towards the restoration, news of which spread and the users that took goods out of the treasury came to return them.

“I would like it to be used for the restoration. I am not famous in any way, but I am a user of Evaluk.”

The power of the people was assembling and the Arpen Empire was growing exponentially despite the threat of Kaybern.

– Seoyoon: The income for the Arpen Empire has increased a lot this week.

The interstellar amount of investment committed by Seoyoon began taking effect in conjunction, forming a huge economic value.

Common villages advanced into cities with more than 30% increase in all kinds of production.

The roads were well set, and cities with large sums of land doubled their expansion of production.

There was quite a handsome amount of money that had been earned by the Central Continent users over some time.

Even though the Hermes Guild exploited them heavily, the money earned by users hunting and trading scaled and stacked up with time.

For a long time, they could only hide the money away from the tyranny of Haven Empire, but now they were bold in their spendings.

– Now is the time. Though it seems like a crisis…  Once we get over this, the Arpen Empire will develop rapidly.

– As long as it’s not the great cities prone to the dragon. Just the medium cities. Especially the vacation spots, they’re worth the money.

– I am an expert real estate speculator. I never worked and lived off speculating all my life. This is the chance. A little too late and the prices will skyrocket. Then, I assure you that I won’t even be able to afford a hut.

– Transportation, hunting, trades. Invest in lands that are developed in all three. Land doesn’t lie.

The price of land was increasing exponentially even in the Central Continent.

The investment of the Arpen Empire surely sparked fire.

The funds that were suppressed up until now were being released at once and people were surprisingly very hopeful about the situation.

– Weed-nim will certainly defeat the dragon.

– He doesn’t have to. One city destroyed at a time… I can live with that.

– Let’s push forth with new cities. Construction at its finest!

– The dragon will have a limit too. I mean, how long will it take for it to destroy all the cities in the continent?

– It’s a given fact that more cities are being built than that are destroyed.

– Monsters too… Though they multiply, it’s not too bad once you get used to it. You can grow even faster by hunting. Cities will not be invaded in turn.

The users were growing used to the city destructions and monsters roaming in huge numbers.

– The Arpen Empire. Weed-nim is a development expert. So, our trust in him can go a long way.

– Even if a great city crumbles, the nearby regions develop even more. Overall, it’s a positive result.

– Stock market, coins. No need for all that. Your answer is Royal Road. There is no other place as fun and instantaneous in rewards.

– Looking at it long-term, it is definitely going onward and upward. Drive!

The users were investing passionately and were trouble-free in their growth.

The Haven Empire slowly fell apart, concerned with the declining tax income every month. The Arpen Empire was the exact opposite.

The large-scale investment and user activity increased tax income by 200% every week.

It was a recovery of tax income that suffered before, but now it was at an unbelievable level of growth.

Weed became excited and announced his development plans.

“I will construct 12 waterparks all across the continent. Skyscrapers? Great Landmarks? I will build all of them.”

He was different from the common politicians that threw a bunch of empty promises during elections.

Weed was a man who stuck to his word, and he was well prepared.

He conquered the buildings, vast plains, mountains, woods and fields near rivers that were owned by the Hermes Guild and took control for free.

It was all to promote development plans and increase real estate worth based on the incredible property assets under the empire.

Houses, cottages and hotel business increased the count of lot-out and the resulting funds could be re-invested into the empire.

As the people said, apart from the great cities prone to the dragon’s attack, medium cities of trades and transportation had a chance to develop greatly.

– The investment plan also covers the monster fortresses. I think he just blurted out without looking at the situation. Is he in his right mind?

– You don’t know what the higher-ups are thinking. If they eradicate the monsters, they can all turn into amusement parks.

– An awesome theme park.

– The people who know what Puhol used to be will have no doubt about the future.

– Do tourist attractions have much to it, really? It’s a tourist attraction if people can go and have fun. It doesn’t matter what it used to be.

– The plans for the volcanic island in the east sea is even crazier. This is a volcano that erupted last month.

– Wow… That’s going to be one decent springwell.

Weed never stopped to think that hunting diligently and establishing public security was all there was to governance.

“As the emperor, I have to plant dreams in their heads. So that the people can be hopeful.”

He reacted sensitively to the users’ change in attitude,resulting from the investment of the Arpen Empire.

He was also concerned about how to exploit the users even in the desert!

All the studies on real estate speculation became the foundation in his development plans.

“I am going to lure out the real estate investments. Once the massive funds are released, they will serve as the key to a rapid development of the empire.”

People do not hesitate to pull from their pocket for their fantasies.

The gut feeling that things will turn out well and you’ll be behind everyone else. The ache lower in the stomach is human psychology when you sense that your neighbor or your friends will earn good money.

“Happiness doesn’t come from the money that I have this instant. I can be happy knowing that there’s money streaming in from now on.”

It was all a political move that he hoped would pay off based on real estate!

A plan that will transform all the weakened cities into the glory of Royal Road’s early flourishing days.

The production will go up a notch and trades will occur much more frequently. Moreover, the users shall willingly step up to do something with their own hands.

“Governance doesn’t come from honesty or diligence.”

Weed thought that politicians who go by the book will never gain the trust of the people or succeed.

Any pep talk about honesty was rather painful to the ears.

Anyone can tell another to follow the rules and live with an honest attitude, and it makes it all the more annoying.

After all, where is the fun in the honest life!

“I will raise skyscrapers. Construct roads. The value of land will increase enormously, so hurry up and buy them!”

“Wahhh!”

“I will make sure that everyone can earn as much as they want.”

“Hurray, Weed!”

In the real world, the side effects of real estate was immense.

When house values are going up, it is synonymous for the construction business as well and more job opportunities. However, the higher house values can become a burden for the average person.

If they worked all their lives and saved the money and we’re still unable to buy a house, they would be bound for grievance.

Even the government could not meddle with housing price!

“When it gets to that, I can tax them for property ownership as an excuse to reduce house prices.”

Politicians also knew that increasing property tax had a huge effect, but they simply could not do so.

Bluntly speaking, even if they do proceed, the money will not be their own, therefore it was a difficult policy to pull off. However, the emperor of the Arpen Empire was Weed!

He promoted real estate, causing a huge boom of investment into the development of the empire. Then, the money from increased tax income will all be his own.

The gullible investors that will jump in for the hope of earning some money, will be ripped off here and there!

“Economic development will revolve around me. Yup. That’s the way it will be.”

 

(To be continued…)

 


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V54C8P1 – Half Elf Vishur

Par mimosab

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While Weed was roaming in the southern desert region, the users were busy.

They went through data analysis and adventures in search of the Half Elf Vishur, knowing that any lead would make them famous.

– I am LeBoy, an adventurer. My current location is the Averian Forest, classified under the 10 forbidden territories.

I suspected from the beginning that the forest would be the location of Half Elf Vishur’s whereabouts. There were a few regions that I couldn’t enter back when I scouted Averian, so I came to check on them.

Then, I discovered the maze entrance under a huge tree with five-colored leaves.

I am uncertain if this is Zode, but it is massive and I have yet to figure out the exit.

The new post was responded with great interest of other adventurers.

– I am making my way there now.

– Brother… I shall be there soon.

– At last, new information!

Adventurers moved quickly to the Averian Forest.

The forest was one of the 10 forbidden territories, but it was located on the territory of the old Rasal Kingdom, frequently visited by warriors and adventurers.

The Jigolaths, Grapass, and Desert of Tranquility were cleared by Weed, and the forbidden territories were setting other adventurers into crazed ambition.

Posts continued for 3 consecutive days.

– I am inside the maze under the tree of five-coloured leaves. This place is very strange. The area is vast and the traps are high-class made of lumber. Unfortunately, almost all of the adventurers that I came with are dead.

– There are engravings of some sort on the walls. I thought them to be traps… But, they are vivid and beautiful. They seem to have been engraved with a sword.

– This is Haruna. There is a citrus scent that is barely noticeable unless you are an elf. It seems to lead to a path, but there are many monsters and traps. I’m pretty certain that an elf passed through this area.

– Adventurer Chase. I am reporting my findings for the last 2 days. The dungeon seems to be divided into 3 sections. Each section seems to be designed with distinct tracks that leads to the exit… So far, I found the exit to the first section.

Over a thousand famous adventurers in Royal Road made their way inside the maze. Weed was able to collect information while roaming the deserts, and meanwhile there continued to be reports of other mazes.
However, these mazes were cleared within 2 days or were found to be unrelated to Half Elf Vishur.

“As of now, the maze of the Averian Forest is most suspicious.”

Weed rode his camel to the east desert and arrived at the Altar of the Sun.

The Sun Fragment only grew hotter as he travelled through the barren sand hills until he reached a place where the land split apart like a fissure.

*Swaaaash!*

The desert split, revealing an altar with pure white pillars and stones.

The Fragment of the Sun and the altar were emitting light in unison.

*Blink!*


< Great Discovery!
You are the first to discover the hidden relic of the desert, the Altar of the Sun.

This is a site of the warrior raised above the location where the intense heat of the sun dwells. There exists a legend that tells of the most outstanding desert warrior that goes through a ritual and obtains the power of the sun.

– Reputation increased by 5,550 from the adventure.

– You have gained a level.

– You discovered a hidden historical site. Unique experience grants 3 additional points of strength and agility.

– Reporting precious findings will result in additional rewards. >


 

Altar of the Sun.

The sun was high up above the sky, and the sands around the altar were set aflame.

There were red, round boulders placed on the altar, each surrounded by warrior sculptures as if they were standing guard.

The sculptures had been chipped away by the winds and sand, barely retaining their forms.

[ The warrior who seeks the power of the sun. Stab through this boulder with your sword. ]

“I have come this far, and this better not be a trap.”

Weed examined the surroundings with great detail.

It was better safe than sorry!

The old altar seemed to be legitimate and the Sun Fragment reacted.

Moreover, the sculptures certainly had weathered away with time.

“Identify!”

 


< A piece crafted long ago in unknown times.

It is instilled with the power of the sun.

It requires restoration due to damage by natural causes.

A treasure of the desert.

Artistic worth: 3,610 >


 

“Alright. This is the real deal. Just to be safe though…”

Weed, prepared to escape at any time, pulled out the Loa Sword and stabbed through the boulder.

At that very moment!

The sun radiated blinding light and the fiery sands retreated in all directions.

With the altar in the center, flourishing light pillars took form, connecting the sky and the earth.

 

***

 

The scene of Weed advancing into the Warrior of the Sun was being broadcasted live through the broadcast stations.

– That’s crazy.

– Wow… I wonder what job class he is doing all that for?

– Isn’t it for the Warrior of the Sun? The job that is only bestowed to one person.

– Seems like it. Given the content of the quest and all…

The discussion boards of the broadcast stations were being bombarded.

The live chat rooms between viewers were raging.

– It looks like he’s trying to obtain the job that he had before. He has experience in it too.

– It may be his return to the days of the Great King of the Desert.

– Back then, he conquered the Central Continent in the era of war. I wonder what he’s going to conquer now?

– He wiped out just about all the opposing factions. All that is left is Kaybern.

– There are still some remnants of the Hermes guild. Seems like people forgot about them.

– I am looking forward to the war against the Black Dragon. At first I thought that we had no chance… but now, doesn’t he have a decent shot?

– As a person who converted jobs a lot… A job class change doesn’t make you extremely powerful. For the moment, you can’t do a decent job in anything.

– Sculptor Master, High Necromancer, Warrior of the Sun. This guy is truly walking the Royal Road.

– If he’s walking the Royal Road he must be near its end.

– As expected of Weed.

– I bet Bard Ray is going mad just watching this.

 

***

 

Bard Ray stood by the shoreline village in the Northern Continent for the Ironblood Warrior job class. He was diligently carrying out quests.

 


< Gather the clam shells. >

< The mystery of the pearl. >

< The red conch. >

< Fishing memories. >


 

‘What kind of quests are these?’

He had carried out many combat quests, but such miscellaneous errands were too particular and difficult for him.

“Human. I cut contact with the humans for ages. Ar-pen Empire? Is that a kingdom raised by humans?”

The Barbarians knew nothing about the Haven Empire nor the Arpen Empire.

The village was isolated, rendering Bard Ray’s reputation useless. He hurriedly called for adventurer Lantos from the Hermes Guild.

“Don’t worry. I will show you what an expert adventurer is capable of.”

Lantos was a user that trained under the ambitious support of the Hermes Guild.

The Hermes Guild was specialized in conquer and combat, but there were countless mystical existences laying dormant in the Central Continent.

Lantos was the best pick especially in excavating treasure or equipment.

“Do you have a knack for fishing? You have to catch the fish with yellow gills and blue scales.”

“For sure. I picked up a bit.”

“What’s the skill level?”

Lantos responded while scratching his cheek.

“Intermediate level 3. As you know, fishing is not an essential skill for an adventurer. Fishing is for fishermen and navigators that like to enjoy their time in relaxation.”

Adventurers were roamers of the continent.

Users like Chase and Spenson reached advanced levels on fishing. At a spectacular view, they sat idle and cast their fishing rods, easing away the tenseness from the adventure.

Lantos was also an adventurer, but he was an expert of search, excavation and trap disposal.

“Leave it to me. I will tell you what real adventures are like.”

They cast their lines for 3 straight days and managed to complete the quest.

The Barbarian amazon baked the fish in the bonfire as soon as she received them.

“That took quite the time. I don’t know if I’ll be able to recollect the taste from before.”

Sizzle-sizzle.

The fish was well on its way.

Bard Ray and Lantos blankly stared at the cooking fish.

If it was Weed, he would have sat beside her, humorously asking what the taste was like.

He would go the extra mile, offer his salt for cooking, disguising the plain, cheap salt as an expensive, special salt, only to retroactively charge her 200 gold for its use.

They spent two more days doing four quests, raising the friendliness to receive their next quest.

“If you’re a warrior, you have to experience difficult battles. Can you go to Romdal Island and defeat the monsters in the area?”

“That’s easy for me.”

Bard Ray received the quest with a calm tone.

‘The Ironblood Warrior appeared several times in history. They say he withstood against several dozen thousands of enemies.’

Bard Ray already mastered the Dark Knight and collected various secret sword techniques. He had confidence in his own skills.

‘I have enough offense. If I focus on defense, not one user will be able to defeat me. Weed is not my rival in a face-off battle. My ultimate goal will be to withstand the dragon.’

 

***

 

Weed moved to the Central Continent after advancing into the Warrior of the Sun.

His physical abilities and growth rate were reinforced when roaming in the desert, but he was too busy to stay in one region.

He also picked up ultimate skills such as the Blade of Demise, and the skill had such destructive power that other secret sword skills could not be compared.

 


< You have entered an unknown dungeon.
This is the dungeon under the tree in Averian Forest.
The secrets of this place haven’t been revealed yet. Therefore, you must be careful.
Roaming around lost will lead to abrupt dangers.>


 

An unknown dungeon!

He arrived in expectation of finding Half Elf Vishur’s tracks.

A long-ear female user was waiting as he walked through the entrance.

“I’m Haruna. Nice to meet you. Weed-nim.”

“Yes. The pleasure is mine.”

“We adventurers uncovered half of the dungeon. I will lead you as far as I can.”

“Thanks.”

Dirt and tree roots covered the walls.

The dark cave was lit by bright crystal spheres set up on the ceilings and walls by the adventurers.

Haruna walked softly with the tip of her toes, but she was fast, being an elf.

“It’s such an honor for me that you are here.”

“I appreciate your assistance.”

“We can pass through the first section in about 25-minute walk. The tree roots shift after a certain time, so we must hurry while the path is open.”

“I am alright with walking faster.”

The majority of Elf users were beautiful.

Based on her real-life looks, she had a lean figure with clear skin.

Even so, he treated Haruna like she was a rock.

He saw Seoyoon day and night, so no other women felt attractive to him.

‘I don’t know if my sister can even hope of getting married…’

Yurin’s appearance made him worry about her future!

As they walked along, they encountered the other adventurers.

“Weed-nim! I’m Dante.”

“It’s been so long.”

“Haha. It’s so great that we get to venture together.”

He came across the adventurers in the maze and moved along with them.

Dante was envied and also was treated with jealousy just for having connections with Weed.

Having countless achievements in the Versailles Continent under his belt and rising to be the Emperor of the Arpen Empire put Weed’s reputation on a new level.

 

(To be continued…)

 


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V54C7P3- The way of the desert

Par mimosab

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The burning desert sands split as the ugly desert worm popped out.

A gigantic worm!

With countless razor sharp teeth, the desert worm lunged head first.

– Kuaaah!

Its mouth was wide open as if it wanted to swallow everyone at once!

Weed was already prepared.

“Moonlight Sculpting Blade”

A beam of light extended from the Loa Sword and cut into the eye of the desert worm. The next instant, it passed through the dimensional gate that was floating around.

It disappeared in front of the desert worm’s mouth and reappeared in the rear.

“Heat Strike!”

Weed utilized the skills he learned from the desert warriors and slashed the worm in a flash.

 


< Scorching impact!
Enemy’s health points decreased by 93,907.
The heat lingers and applies 3% additional damage per second. >


 

The desert worm had low defense but a lot of health points.

– Kuaaagh!

The desert worm squirmed, flaking its flaming body.

“Lightning Scar!”

Weed used various attack spells on the worm and worked it down.

Since it wasn’t going to die any time soon, it was a good target for him to use many spells and practice them.

‘Rapid Slash. This is quite useful even though it’s only a basic skill. The burst damage will be very significant against large monsters.’

He used the skills archived in his head and assessed them in detail.

He was taking his time taking down the worm unlike his usual hunts.

*Creep-creep. Squirm-squirm.*

While Weed was confronting the desert worm, the sands nearby moved closer.

‘I knew it all along.’

Sensing the prey’s movement, they approach slowly for the surprise attack.

Then all of a sudden, they emerged and struck. This was the trait of a desert worm.

“Haaaaa!”

 


< You have activated War Cry.
Attack power is increased by 100% for 20 seconds.
Endurance is increased by 80% for 5 seconds. >


 

It was a warrior-class skill!

Weed roared and raised his attack power. Then, more worms swarmed towards him as they were unable to resist the scent of such strong and tasty prey.

At least a dozen worms that were surrounding the desert warriors broke off formation.

In an instant.

– Kyaaa!
– Kuaaaagh!

The desert worms emerged simultaneously from the front, back and sides with their mouths wide open.

It was breathtaking ambush attack that they’d been waiting for.

“Lava River!”

Weed swung his sword and activated his skill. The earth fissured and lava surged within several dozen meters.

The destructive power was incomparable to the time he put the sandstorm to rest!

“Wow… That’s…!”

“That is the skill from the desert’s folklore.”

It was only for a short moment, but he could hear the awe from the warriors of the Sun Tribe.

‘I guess I have to thank Bard Ray.’

The force of the skill was more powerful given that he had used Sculptural Destruction Skill to significantly increase his strength.

Though, the real factor was the Goblet of Flames.

 


< Goblet of Flames : Durability 30/30.

A goblet instilled with the essence of fire. There are stories of collecting lava flowing deep beneath the earth where no human has traveled and also rumors that the goblet is instilled with flames that survived for a million years.

In other words, it was an artifact instilled with a legend.

Darkness, no matter how big, will be defeated if the power of the goblet is drawn out.

Requirements : None.

Option : Possession increases all stats by 53.

Maximum health points and mana increased by 70,000.

All skills related to fire will be 200% more powerful.

Effects of combat skill increased by 35%.

Near immune to fire damage.

The holder can use the ‘Goblet’s Tranquility’ every 10 days.

Special : A legend is sealed inside.

 There are 7 options yet to be identified.

Tranquility of the Goblet : Summons a river of flowing lava or an erupting volcano that wipes out all enemies. >


 

The element of fire was most common among desert warriors.

Warriors did use earth type skills and a rare number of them also used water type skills.

These were skills that increased defense or recovery rate.

The ice element froze monsters and slowed them, thus they were also common. But, when it came to pure damage, fire was the best.

“I will roast everything!”

Weed’s lava river swept away the desert worms, both those that had surged up above the sands and the ones hiding underground.

Like a ferocious current, the raging lava river covered the worms.

 


< Lava River was activated.
Lava flows in a radius of 86 meters and wipes out all enemies! >


 

The Lava River sustained for over a minute and applied consistent damage.

Weed got the drop on the worms and exploded with the Lion Roar.

– Attack at once! Fight to your heart’s desire!

The skill increased his commandship and leadership.

“Wahh!”

The warriors of the Sun Tribe that were watching in surprise instantly ran forward.

They struck down mercilessly on the scorching desert worms with their scimitars.

Warriors were indeed simple minded beings.

Even in his days as the Great King of the Desert, he would dash out on a rampage first and the desert warriors with increased morale joined alongside him, displaying the best efficiency in fighting. 

The desert warriors had affinity with fire and were bestowed with additional attack power.

“Hooorah!”

Teppy focused his attack on a single desert worm.

That moment, more desert worms sprang from all directions with rumbling screeches!

River of crimson lava flowed above the heated desert.

On top was an intense battle where Weed, the tribal warriors and the desert warriors were in one huge entanglement.

 

***

 

As Kaybern roamed and destroyed the cities, a wind of change brewed in the North.

– Can you picture the North after losing Morata? How about the Earth Place? What will happen to us if we lose it?

Someone spoke out in the Bingryong square.

It was a big disadvantage not having one decent metropolis in the vast Northern Continent.

As the Earth Palace reached completion, the downtown area in the vicinity grew exponentially, and Morata was a metropolis unparalleled in history.

In production, trades, population, it dominated over just about any city in Central Continent in all aspects.

– Because of this, Kaybern will target Morata soon!

The Northern users were afraid.

They were just put away down the list of destruction simply because Castle Aren or Free City Somren had higher development.

It didn’t change the fact that Morata was also a city in danger.

Losing Morata meant more for than losing any other city.

Morata was the heart of the North, the hope of countless users and also their home.

The users that grew up ever since Morata was a small village and before Arpen Kingdom even existed, did not want to lose their cherished memories.

“If Kaybern shows up, let us all stand!”

“Of course. We must step up. However, realistically speaking the black dragon will kill us all and turn Morata into ruins. There will be nothing left in Morata when we return. Then, that leaves us with one option.”

They came up with a solution in hopes of protecting Morata.

– Population Dispersion Policy!

The plan was to scatter the concentrated population of Morata to the outskirts of the North.

“Let’s go. For the sake of our home.”

“We must leave.”

The users loaded their luggage on wagons driven by bulls and scattered across the entire Northern Continent.

Many shacks were dismantled and the production facilities were also transferred to other cities and villages.

Roads were constructed, and trade cities formed by the riversides where ships travelled. Ultimately, the functionalities were dispersed well into other locations.

Most users left on their own will, but the fundamental facilities, residing population and Morata’s role as a production and trade hub were maintained.

Furthermore, tourists and users from the Central continent were visiting on a consistent level.

 

***

 

The Earth Palace.

The brightest among the vast human resources of the Grass Porridge Cult gathered.

Several thousands were economic specialists and management consulting in real life.

Only those with a doctorate degree or experience working in a renowned company for over a decade gathered in the palace.

“Much hope lies in our analysis. I can’t stress enough the importance of determining which city will fall under the attack of Kaybern.”

The elder of the economics stepped forth and spoke.

Since then, all members began a meticulous assessment of information.

They were to analyze the development, population, expansion, commercial facilities, technology, number of artisans, trades, tourism, agricultural production, reputation and influence of all metropolitan cities of the Versailles Continent.

“There must be a pattern. Our job is to find it.”

The cities that were targeted and destroyed up until now, and the cities with high chance of destruction. Many things had to be confirmed, but they soon came up with an estimated conclusion because it wasn’t difficult for these experts.

“We still lack sample data. The data will reach perfection the more progress Kaybern makes, but as of now Morata will be targeted in at least a month, 2 months at the latest.

Probability leans towards a month.”

The event which the Northern users were most afraid of was soon going to take place.

 

***

 

Weed used the Dimensional Gloves and whipped through the battlefield against the desert worms. The various items including the Goblet of Flames boosted his attack power.

The Sun Tribe being the elites of the desert were successful in holding their own.

92 casualties.

It was minimal sacrifice given the desperate battle above the heated desert.

Tribe Intern Complete.

You have led the Sun Tribe and completed the desert worm hunt 

The tribal warriors are in admiration of your power and courage.

 


< You have accomplished the combat achievement ‘Bloody battle against the desert worms’.
All stats are increased by 2.
Strength is increased by 5.
Agility is increased by 1. >


< Reputation is increased by 5,000. >


 

Quest completion!

Weed did not forget to apply bandages and medicinal herbs on the wounded.

“Ugh!”

“Endure the pain.”

Unlike his words, he wrapped the bandages roughly around them.

He could bind down wounds with his eyes closed and was even capable of reviving them from the brink of death.

Then, Teppy approached Weed and said:

“Our tribe overcame a difficult battle with your aid. I represent the tribe and pay respect to you, the warrior of warriors.”

The Sun Tribe warriors in mild condition had also gathered around him.

These warriors did not have courtesy like the knights in the Central Continent. However, these warriors of the Sun Tribe will join Weed when he calls for battle no matter where it may be.

That was the way of the desert!

Teppy handed another scimitar that he carried on his back.

“You are qualified to be the warrior acknowledged by the desert. You shall be free above the vast sands.”

 

*Blink!*


< You are able to advance into the class ‘Desert Warrior’. Special skills will be unlocked upon advancement.
Strength and stamina will improve quickly while roaming in the desert.
You will acquire simple, but deadly sword techniques.
Movement speed will increase while riding on camels.
Desert Warrior is an advanced class of the warrior.

Will you advance now? >


 

Weed got the chance to advance but was very disappointed.

‘Such difficulty on a quest, and all that for just the Desert Warrior?’

Desert Warrior was already a class that was obtainable within cities such as Metafeia once the qualifications were met.

He was bound to do many things in the desert and had to equip himself with higher strength, but this wasn’t what he expected after saving an entire tribe.

‘No. I shouldn’t be disappointed. The Desert Warrior class is only the basic title for working in the desert.’

The Warrior of the Sun was only a class given to the champion of the desert, so this definitely was not the end of his journey.

‘There will be more to offer.’

Weed decided not to think too deeply about it.

“I appreciate it. The desert is an honorable place for the warrior.”

 


< You have advanced into the Desert Warrior.
You have obtained a higher class of the warrior.
You are now able to learn combat skills specialized in fire.
Maximum health points increased by 25%.
Maximum mana increased by 10%.
News of your combat achievements spread further across the continent.
Effects of faith decreased by 5%.
While roaming the desert, maximum health points is increased. Strength and stamina develop rapidly. >


 

The job was an excellent combat type class.

They are often compared to the Martial Artist class that allows a wider range of skills, but extensive growth in the desert will lead to huge accumulation of strength and stamina.

A small side effect was the dark skin tan due to the blazing sunlight.

Weed snuck a question.

“Is there something else that you might want to tell me? Perhaps job classes… Or job classes. A worthy job class.”

“There is. The way I see it, you are the most skilled warrior in the desert. Too big a presence even for our tribe to bare.”

His senses that he developed through the years of Royal Road hit the mark.

Teppy pointed to the east with his scimitar.

“Ride the camel straight in that direction and you will come across the Altar of the Sun.”

“I’ve never heard about the Altar of the Sun.”

“It is a place held sacred by our tribe. Take this. You may only enter if you possess this Fragment of Sun.”

*Blink!*


< You have obtained information about the Altar of the Sun.
The vast southern desert.
This is a place where the warriors that uphold the sun conduct their sacred ceremonies.
The most powerful warrior in the desert can be reborn into the Warrior of the Sun through this ceremony. >


< You have acquired Fragment of the Sun. >


 

Weed grasped the fragment with his hand. The stone fragment was hot with peculiar symbols drawn on the surface.

“Identify!”

 


< Fragment of the Sun : Durability 13/40.
This is fragment said to be a part of the sun.
Unknown power is sleeping within. >


 

‘Hmm. It’s different. I did advance into the Warrior of the Sun in the past, but it wasn’t like this.’

During his days as the Great King, he battled to become more powerful without a moment to spare in looking over quests and findings.

He used fire skills as a Desert Warrior, and one day the advancement occurred all of a sudden with a notification saying that he had been enlightened about the power of the sun.

‘A ceremony to become the Warrior of the Sun. This is the real way. This feels like inheriting an official class with full fledged powers.’

(To be continued…)

 


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V54C7P2- The way of the desert

Par mimosab

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Weed knew what was going to happen next, but he stayed firm and tended to the wounded.

“Have you heard of Teppy? He’s the most skilled warrior in our tribe. The Sun Tribe are led by truly powerful warriors.”

“Yes. I see.”

He talked with the wounded soldiers and obtained some basic information.

‘It will be much more advantageous if I summon the undead…. Then again, I will need to fight like a warrior in order to become friendlier with these people.’

Weed’s combat power came with a trait that multiplied several fold the dirtier he fought.

He had to charge through the desert worms without the use of Undead Summoning or curse spells that specialize in large-scale battles.

‘The situation calls for this…’

Weed quietly took out a sculpture while following the tribe.

“Sculptural Destruction Technique! All of this shall turn into power.”


< You have activated Sculptural Destruction Technique. >


 

His art stat was over 3800.

The hard-earned art stats that he accumulated through intense grinding were all converted into strength.

‘This is reassuring.’

Weed felt power boiling within his entire body.

The Sun Tribe utilized mobility of the camels in their battles.

Since they were never stationary, it was easier to distance themselves against the surprise attack of the desert worms and was also quicker to aid those in danger.

‘They surely live up to their reputation. They excel in hunting, the best in the desert.’

They were a warrior tribe that used swords, throwing spears and bows.

They had no priests or mages, but they had a great combination of attack and defense and quickly took down the desert worm.

The butchery of severing the bones, meat and the skin of the desert worms followed right after.

“We will keep going. Youngest one, look after the wounded.”

“Yes. I will.”

Weed began to think more formidably about the quest as he followed the tribe.

‘It will be better if the desert worms attack all at once. One or two are being taken down quite easily. If we continue to move like this… We will be stuck in the middle of the desert worm nest.’

The huge failure of Darius’ squad had led to users avoiding the desert worm territories completely.

Eventually even the merchants took the long route and the desert worms starved.

*Glurp!*

The desert worms were creatures with a greedy appetite to begin with. 

The animals roaming the desert were scarce, and they found it hard to thrive given their hunger.

Now that a large number of prey appeared, the reckless desert worms came forth and the rest stayed in position. It was to prevent even a single prey from escaping.

Weed gazed far into the desert and noticed the sands creeping.

It could have been the winds, but the range of the movement was very wide.

‘This is going to be quite challenging… But, that’s where the fun is.’

 

***

 

Yoo Byungjoon was observing Weed through the monitor with a cup of cocoa in his hand.

“He’s in for a checkmate.”

The more he felt joy in Royal Road, his regret grew bigger of not having started earlier. Furthermore, he felt doubts about his own life.

‘Countless people… They acknowledged me for creating this new world. Royal Road bestowed heavenly joy to some of them.’

However, the creator of said world merely observed everyone in it having fun.

‘Weed. I even pledged to inherit all my fortune to him once he became the emperor that united the continent…’

Yoo Byungjoon pondered about how it would have been like if he started Royal Road early.

He knew lots of leads about quests, jobs and treasures.

‘I would have gotten more powerful much quicker than the rest. If I did play Royal Road, there wouldn’t have been Bard Ray, or Weed for that matter.’

Of course that would be unfair, but what would be exactly fair in this world?

The life of the creator enjoying his privilege would be very enjoyable indeed.

His whole life he thought he was oblivious to women, but spending time in Versailles continent, he witnessed many beautiful women.

‘I don’t know what I did with my life.’

Yoo Byungjoon was full of regret, but he would not break his pledge in passing all that he owned to the emperor that united the continent.

It wasn’t something that was announced officially to the world and he could cancel it anytime, but that was the goal he bet his life on.

He realized that what he did was absolutely insane, but that in itself was also one of the footprints in his journey. It was extremely likely that Weed will unite the entire continent but…

“I wish he breaks his back doing it.”

 

***

 

It was the middle of the vast desert.

The Sun Tribe kept advancing and Weed picked up plenty of skills used commonly by the warriors.

“That’s enough. I already acquired it.”

“Is that so?”

The warriors backed away awkwardly.

The warrior guilds in the continent tend to teach their own, original skills.

The guilds each had one or two kinds of shield blocks, but the effectiveness were pretty much the same.

There were users that travelled across the continent to learn skills that were 3, 4% more effective, but the skills would even out once they’re mastered.

The tribal warriors spoke.

“It seems you have learned just about all the skills. Then, how about a weapon sparring against me? With skills restriction.”

“Sounds good.”

Weed looked around once and accepted.

Thousand warriors of the Sun Tribe were taking a moment to rest.

The sands were creeping up closer from afar.

‘A duel in the middle of the desert worm nest… At that speed,  they will ambush us in a few minutes. This could be a part of the quest as well.’

Weed began his battle against the tribal warrior.

They went around in a circle and pointed their weapons against the opponent.

*Clash!*

They came in contact within an instant and swung their sword and scimitar.

The tribal warrior wielded the scimitar with great strength and nimble speed.

Weed easily deflected with his own mighty strength and dominated.

There was such an easy path to victory and not one moment was spared for hesitation.

“I, I have lost. What fierce power!”

 


< Desert warrior Palong has acknowledged your strength.
He was defeated under absolute power.
Fame is increased by 600 due to combat achievement.
Strength is permanently increased by 1. >


 

The combat achievement was sweet!

“I am next!”

Another warrior came forth to challenge.

‘Restricting skills and fighting with weapons. They are testing me for my fundamentals with the sword.’

The duel would be difficult for others, but for Weed it was like cutting bread.

He could win in a weapon fight in a breeze, but he even had increased strength through the Sculptural Destruction Skill!

“K-ugh. Splendid sword technique. I cannot even hope to win against it.”

 


< Desert warrior Beten acknowledge your strength.
He is amazed by the incredible movement of the sword.
Fame increased by 600 due to combat achievement.
Agility is permanently increased by 1. >


 

‘This is great! Although we might take a huge blow from the desert worms if I am too engaged in the duel.’

Weed quickly continued his duel with the warriors while the desert worms were approaching from afar.

“Next. Come at me!”

 


< Strength is increased by 1. >


< Agility is increased by 1.  >


 

It was a blissful situation with increasing stats.

Weed saw opportunity and relaxed himself. When he won with sheer sword technique, a message alert popped up.

 


< Sword technique proficiency is increased. >


 

‘This is a disappointment.’

Sword proficiency could be mastered later by clobbering on monsters.

For another user, the sword technique mastery would be an incredible achievement, but not for Weed.

He consistently leveled up his sword skills despite the penalty of being a sculptor that had a slower proficiency growth in combat type skills.

On top of that, he grinded intensely for stats and secret sculptural techniques.

Usually, the enemies he faced were higher level than himself and the proficiency growth for sword skills was quick.

‘Skill proficiency comes later. Stats are the priority right now. It’s easier to fight against these warriors that are above the normality. Their movements are orthodox.’

Weed read the opponent’s aim and deflected it with sheer strength just by the shoulder movement and the direction of the scimitar swing.

His body moved on its own from the highly attained sword technique and experience.

He advanced before the opponent began attacking and he reached the weak point before it became exposed.

He utilized speed and power over technique, struck hard and dominated his opponents.

“Next, next!”

Weed rapidly built up his combat achievements.

In the Sun Tribe, warriors capable of battle were around several hundreds. Even so, the fate of this blessed moment was predetermined.

The desert worms were approaching and he had to maximize his gains as quickly as possible.

‘One would be in for heavy losses if he lacked knowledge about this region or does not take notice of his surroundings because he is too immersed in the duel.’

Carelessness from the sweet satisfaction will lead to an abrupt strike by the desert worms.

In fact, the desert worms were already half-way while the duels were happening.

“Hold on. I now wish to fight against Teppy.”

Weed proposed a duel to the champion of the Sun Tribe.

Teppy was a muscular warrior with a tanned copper tone body. He was watching while sitting on the sand and stood up.

“You want to go against me? I was getting bored watching. This will be fun!”

A duel against Teppy wasn’t all that special.

It was not like his level was over 500, and the basic combat pattern of the desert warriors were similar.

However, much like the knights the desert warriors showed their true strength not on foot, but on camels.

Weed struck down on Teppy’s head with his scimitar thinking that this was the final fight.

“K-ugh. I have been defeated.”

 


< The champion of the desert acknowledged your strength.
He was defeated by extraordinary power.
Fame is increased by 1,300 due to combat achievement.
Strength is permanently increased by 3. >


 

He gained 15 stat points through the duels, which was a satisfying accomplishment.

That being said, he wouldn’t have acquired them if he could not defeat the warriors.

“Now. Let us all get ready for battle on our camels.”

“What do you mean by that?”

“Desert worms are approaching from all sides.”

“…!”

Teppy and the tribal warriors scouted the surroundings after hearing Weed.

A sand figure was squirming beneath. They knew too well it was a trait of the desert worm.

“Damn…”

“It’s an ambush!”

Weed spoke to the panicking tribal warriors.

“Calm yourselves. They sense vibrations. Hold your positions and take out your weapons. Slowly get on your camels and get ready for battle.”

“Still, there are too many of them. How about we escape quickly?”

Teppy raised his weapon and opposed.

He was a brave warrior, but over two dozen worms were already within range of their bows.

Hundreds of worms crawled beyond that line.

They had no other choice but to worry about the annihilation of the tribe.

Weed grinned and spoke.

“I will lead the fight.”

In all consideration, he didn’t have to treat these warriors carefully like he did with the Rosenheim Kingdom soldiers.

‘It will be difficult protecting all these warriors, but there was no mention of that in the quest.’

The content just specified hunting alongside the Sun Tribe.

Even if they ran from this spot, it was highly possible that the quest will complete if the continued the hunt elsewhere.

After all, the requirement was to participate in the hunt and accomplish combat achievements.

‘That’s not worth my time, and this is the desert.’

The desert should be treated in its own way, and that was to go hard at it without a care in the world.

Warriors will overcome and become more powerful and the weak will die.

That was the tradition he established when he raised the Pallos Empire during his days as the Great King of the Desert.

“I’ll go first.”

Weed took off on his camel towards the trembling sands.

 

(To be continued…)

 


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V54C6P1- The way of the desert

Par mimosab

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Weed saw the sigil of the murderer and sighed.

“The brothers are dead…”

He did not mean to lead them to a certain death, but they died anyway.

He would normally account for the worst scenarios, but this was definitely impossible to predict.

‘It’s not the worst thing that could happen anyhow.’

He gained a level and accomplished the genocide combat accomplishment.

His status as a murderer would disappear while doing quests, and the entire scene was broadcasted live so no one will think badly of him.

Weed who had defeated the sandstorm walked over to Geumchi5 who was a total mess just from observing.

“Well done, youngest one.”

“It’s nothing. This kind of thing is a breeze.”

“Yes. Of course.”

Weed brought out bandages and wrapped it around Geumchi5 and the apprentices with rockbottom health points.

They boasted about their recovery even with fatal wounds and some of them were actually hanging on the cliff.

“Consuming some food will help you recover faster.”

“I am not hungry.”

“This is dried eel.”

“Mmm. Very savory. You got any more of these?”

These apprentices didn’t run from raining lava but could not hold back on dried eel and shared among themselves.

They had nowhere to use the excess stamina, but they would not turn down good food!

The users that were hiding around the desert rose to their feet.

“Oh… He’s good at wrapping bandages too.”

“You have to be at that level to be called the best in the continent.”

The response from the desert users were different from how it was before.

Their eyes were beaming with surprise and admiration.

“I am Barova. Weed-nim. It is an honor to meet you.”

“Yes. Glad to meet you.”

Weed exchanged simple greetings with the desert users. Many of the users present were around level 500.

To be active in the desert, the user will generally be high-level and hostile. They were well-behaved having seen Weed in action.

‘When I rule the desert, these users will become the tribal chiefs.’

Weed put on his business smile.

“I think it’s beyond coincidence for us to have met, so will you join me in a hunt?”

 

***

 

Hunting hell, an infernal hunting hell!

Weed reminisced the days as the Great King of the Desert and hunted alongside the users.

“We are the Zenkoba Tribe. To you we swear our loyalty. Every single drop of blood that runs through be will be shed for you.”

As he met with the different desert tribes, the influence in building the Pallos Empire grew.

The users that have proceeded with the quest for the Pallos Empire could be disappointed, but as it stood, Weed was already in control of the North and the Central Continent.

He also took in the tribe warriors from Geumchi and the apprentices.

His faction and influence was outstanding, and the seeds of the Pallos Empire that spread across the desert regions were also in his hands.

The southern desert also seemed to fall into his hands in a natural flow of events just moments after its birth.

“Are you the warrior who put the Eye of the Sun to rest?”

“That is so.”

The Sun Tribe deemed to be the most powerful in the desert visited him after 3 days.

The tribe that it self-claimed to be warriors of warriors and the descendents of the Pallos Empire.

“We heard the stories, but we only believe in what we see with our own eyes. If you seek a duel with our warriors, follow.”

 


The Newcomer in the Tribe
The Sun Tribe does not accept just anyone.
If you seek to be a magnificent desert warrior, you must become the youngest one in the tribe and learn from various teachings.
Follow the Sun Tribe and participate in the hunting.

Difficulty: A
Requirements: Warrior class job quest
Rewards: Advancement into desert warrior


 

‘Desert warrior… It ain’t easy earning the nice job classes.’

Weed had no plans of settling for the desert warrior.

‘The warrior class needs combat achievements in order to acquire good jobs. The sandstorm was quite a struggle, but I’m well off in terms of sword techniques, stats and equipment. I’m better in a real competition.’

While all the ruckus was going on with Kaybern, he did not want to waste any time.

‘I guess it is what it is. I can just hunt my way after this.’

He processed the situation for a moment and nodded.

“Alright. I will go with you.”

 


< You have accepted the quest. Spirit increased by 1. >


 

***

 

Darius, the lord of Castle Patton!

In the past, he committed evil deeds without restraint, then betrayed the Hermes Guild and sided with the Arpen.

“Oof. That was the best decision ever. A man’s got to have the right connections.”

“I agree, lord Darius.”

Darius failed to hide his satisfaction in his castle raised in the Northern Continent.

It was located between Castle Vent and Mordred, had decent transportation system and also possessed rich-soil lands that was providing an increasing amount of harvests.

“How are the farmers?”

“They are gathering up. I believe this is the effect of building reservoirs early.”

“The price of the crops will increase because of Kaybern. We will be able to sell at higher prices. This is seizing the opportunity.”

“Increasing price of consumables goes against the laws of Arpen.”

Darius frowned at the words of the internal affairs manager.

“It is irritating with so many regulations. If it was Haven Empire, we would have made 10, 20 times more profit with the excuse of lacking supply.”

“But, aren’t there a lot more users that will make the purchase? The merchant associations willingly buy in bulk.”

A smile painted Darius’ face again.

“That’s right. Business and population is all you need for a city.”

Just a bit of investment over Castle Patton and new inventions brought instantaneous response of the users. Tens and thousands of users moved in each week, and there were even more merchants and travellers, giving him joy in ruling the city.

Technology, production and taxes were undeniably influenced by population.

He had wiped his past completely and was now living the life of the lord.

Darius in his office took out the crystal ball.

“Let’s see what our dear majesty is up to.”

His other hobby was watching footage of Weed from time to time.

“I took the best rope up. Just a moment later in turning to Arpen and I wouldn’t be enjoying this luxury in the lord seat.”

If the Hermes Guild were to crumble and Weed control the entire world, nothing could work out better for him.

At a point in time in his life, he was infamous for his evil deeds, but he thought of it as a childhood misconduct.

“From now on, I will maintain my good reputation and live as the lord. Lord of Arpen… How great is that?”

In the crystal ball, footage of Weed joining with the Sun Tribe and running east of the desert was shown.

“I’ve been there as well!”

Darius sprang out of his seat.

After Weed had raised the Pallos Empire, the revival of the desert region began.

Shortly after that, he considered the request of the broadcast station and organized a squad for a trip to the desert.

“Heated Desert. That’s the place where the desert worms spawn, yes? A bit more east and the bigger ones come out.”

The squad at the time battled against 3 desert worms.

A gigantic worm that moves beneath the sands.

Weed once transformed himself into a squishy worm but it was surely a tricky opponent to face.

‘Enormous amount of health points and endurance. It swallows anything that comes in its path. Bursting out from the ground without notice is a problematic trait as well.’

When it was beneath the sands, it was hard to pinpoint its location and let alone attack.

If it were to surge all of a sudden and take a mouthful, the victim would meet certain death unless he was a warrior or a knight!

The worm was a subject of fear for the mages and priests that positioned in the rear.

‘I have heard countless times that worms are not to be hunted. However, I had no other choice but to fight it due to the broadcast.’

Darius’ squad fought formidably in its early encounter with the 3 desert worms. However, another showed up, devouring an archer and a mage.

That was just the beginning of a nightmare.

The desert worms that felt the trembles of battle gathered from a 5 kilometer radius.

They sprang everywhere from the sands and devoured the users.

Gulp!

They swallowed users whole and drained their health points and mana.

“Run! Fall back!”

Darius chose to retreat, horrified like he was in hell, but the battle extended for a long time and the desert worms were on a rampage.

Less than a dozen managed to escape the area.

The tension beat just about any horror film and the footage hit over 50 million views.

Darius could not forget such a gruesome failure.

 

“He’s going to that place? Along with the desert tribe members?”

He thought it was illogical but could not foresee the outcome because it was Weed.

 

***

 

Weed followed the Sun Tribe and got the broadcast station to live cast the scene.

– Seoyoon: This is the habitat of desert worms. Be weary of the tremors. It’s best if you take your shoes off.

Seoyoon delivered information as she observed the live cast.

– Mapan: The desert worm, apart from its rotten meat, sells for expensive price! The feelers are used for making fire type magic scrolls nowadays and are on the rise on the price range.

Mapan also filled in with information about market price.

Weed was quite familiar with monsters of this type since he came across the Death Worm and Squishy Worm.

‘The Sun Tribe. I wonder how you all fight.’

He was following in a relaxed manner.

“Sprint!”

The camel began racing through the desert at the shout from the tribal chief.

All in view was the ocean of sand roasted hot by the sunlight.

It was almost a boring and peaceful view, but something occurred the next moment.

– Chuuuuuack!

As they passed through the sand hill, the desert worms popped out from the ground!

The tribe warriors responded swiftly.

“Scatter and advance forward!”

The warriors mounted on camels split to the sides and attacked the desert worm.

7 of them fell off from their camels, but they succeeded in hunting the desert worm with a quick retaliation.

‘The reaction was fast. They fight well.’

Weed deemed the Sun Tribe to be as formidable as the usual warriors he came across back in his days as the Great King of the Desert.

In those days, he cast them away as soon as they fell even an inch behind because he was all about saving time.

Gathering and training the elites in endless hunting was after all that.

The forces under his direct command were elites that could conquer the continent, so they were not to be compared to.

A warrior with an intimidating face and white cloth wrapped around his head approached Weed.

“Newcomer! Tend to the wounded.”

“So I shall.”

Weed went over to the wounded and wrapped them with bandages rubbed in healing herbs.

“Ah… That feels great.”

“With a bit of rest, you will be able to fight again.”

“Thanks.”

 


< Friendliness has increased. >


 

The wounded warriors each taught him a skill of their own.

“I can’t really call this compensation, but do you know how to put power in your sword?”

“I wish to learn.”

“It is to strike down with the energy of the sky. It is quite the tricky skill, but repeat it a few times after I show you.”

Weed copied the footwork and the waist movement of the wounded warrior identically.

Blink!


< You have acquired the passive skill,  Warrior’s Descending Strike.

Warrior’s Descending Strike, Novice, 1 (0%): Striking down on an enemy increases attack power by 2%. >


 

He picked up a few vital skills learned by warriors.

In the desert, he could not pick up defensive skills but he learned plenty of offensive skills.

‘It’s enjoyable to look after these warriors. Unfortunately, I won’t have the time to cook for them.’

Weed thought about the time in Litbar demon lair where he looked after the Rosenheim Kingdom soldiers, but that was just for a moment.

An A rank quest.

It would not end with just caring for the behinds as the intern of the Sun Tribe.

‘It’s manageable so far… But the deeper we go into the Heated Desert, the desert worms will appear by the dozens.’

Then it would be a terrible scene of hell!

Judging by the navigation path, he had to survive while protecting the Sun Tribe.



(To be continued…)

 


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V54C5P4- Quest Crossroad

Par mimosab

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Prove Your Strength complete.

You have put the sandstorm to rest and proved that you are the greatest warrior in the desert.

This historical achievement will be revered by the people in the desert and the young warriors will not hesitate to follow in your footsteps.

 


< Quest reward increased all stats by 3. >

< Honor increased by 30,000. >

< All tribes of the desert look up to your name. The warriors will regard you as the one who will succeed the title, the Great King of the Desert. >



Title!
< You have obtained the title: The One Who Slayed the Sandstorm.
It is an honorable title given to the one who overcomes the sandstorm in the Desert of Silence.
Strength and Stamina increase by 15% in the desert.
You have gained high influential control over the desert tribes. >



At last, the quest was complete!

Weed put on all the equipment including the Sky Ruler’s Armor the moment the message alert notified him of his success.

*Clink-Clank!*

The sandstorm disappeared, but the blade-like winds were still sweeping the surroundings.

At the same time, lava rained down from the sky.

The Lava River had covered the sky in its clash with the sandstorm.

‘One wrong move and I might just die after having finished the quest.’

Only about 3,000 health points remained.

He was very close to dying, but he had Seulroeo’s Wedding Ring in his possession.

Blink!


<Seulroeo’s Wedding Ring is active.
Spouse Seoyoon’s health points are transferred.
138,861 total health points.
Berserker’s traits has been applied.
You have gained Blind Rage, Improved Stamina and Unyielding Fighting Spirit. >


 

The effects of the marriage vows that were imbued in the wedding ring activated.
More health points than Weed usually had were transferred to him.


† Marriage Vow
The blessed ring shares life between two people.
When one’s health points are lowered to the point of putting the wearer in danger, up to 50% of the spouse’s total health points can be transferred.
When health points decline, the job class of the spouse who is wearing the ring will be applied to the effect.
You are capable of using your spouse’s skills up to 70% proficiency.


 

The effects of the wedding ring were not always absolute.

When he battled against Bard Ray in the Melbourne Mine, he took an incredible hit and died before the effects had a chance to be applied.

In other words, instantaneous death!

Seulroeo’s wedding ring served as a token of the wedding vow and could not be passed onto someone else. However, there was always the case of it breaking or losing it, so it had to be handled with caution.

When he chased down the Hermes Guild at the Garnav Plains at the expense of his life, he was cautious and took off the ring and other valuable items prior to the chase.

But at a time like this where his health points were hitting the bottom of the tank, he had no other choice but to rely on the ring.

It was like a man having no one else to turn to other than his own wife if he were to be laid off work or got into a huge mess outside!

“So reliable, as expected.”

***

 

Barova and the desert warriors dropped their jaws.

“Kuk!”

“That’s….”

“A lava storm.”

It was fortunate that the sandstorm faded away.

They did not have to be careful to call him the pioneer warrior who accomplished such a marvelous achievement, and it was a life-long memory to have witnessed him pull it off in person.

With that being said, the sands retreated, but the lava surged up several kilometers into the sky and rained down all over the desert.

“Agh! Don’t get swept away or we’ll die.”

“Hurry up and flee!”

It was extremely wise to have decided to watch from afar in order to distance themselves away from the sandstorm.

The users that were standing by the sand hills hurried back to take cover.

Geomchi5 and the apprentices were in a different situation.

The lava rain was falling down from the sky, but they looked at one another.

They inched away slowly, then stopped!

They were pulling their legs back, but stopped in their tracks when their eyes met with another.

“K-hmm. The youngest one is awesome.”

“Instructor. I knew he had it in him.”

“Yes. That is the spirit of challenge in its entirety. You cannot view anything in a pessimistic way from the get-go. You must try first… It might work or it might not, and that’s the way it is.”

“That is an excellent lesson.”

Geomchi5 and the apprentices were all topless.

They scouted everyone around them and did not back away even one step.

It was raining lava, but hiding from it was deemed to be weak.

“The scenery is quite pleasant.”

“An infatuating scene indeed.”

A drop of lava fell on the shoulder of Geumchi244.

“K-ugh!”

The lava burned through his clothing and scorched his shoulder, bringing him sharp pain.

His health points were declining substantially, but not a single change to his facial expression.

“Does it hurt?”

“Ha-ha-ha. It’s relaxing!”

More lava began to fall.

If they wore proper armor, they would have been able to withstand it a lot easier, but Geomchi5 and the apprentices endured it with their naked bodies!

“Ha-ha-ha.”

“Wa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.”

“Chuckle-crackle.”

Just like that, 47 lives were lost.

 

***

 

“Elder. You can take this to Twell who is fishing by the river.”

“That’s a bit annoying, but I’ll do it.”


< You have accepted the quest. >


 

Reverse thought that it was too difficult to pass the beginner training dojo.

So, he proceeded with the simple quests.

“I need to get a sword nonetheless.”

If one were to travel outside the gates, having the default iron sword was a big difference than not having one at all.

He knew that fact very well beforehand and so he stashed as much pocket money while doing these quests.

“I look forward to your help next time around.”

“Forget it. You’ll never see me again.”

Even after completing the quests, he never got familiar with the people, but he did carry out the tasks well and built up his reputation bit by bit.

“I have an emergency to attend to. Can you look over my fishing rod for me?”

“Eh. Go do your thing.”

“The current is great today. If you catch any fish, you can keep it, sir.”

*Blink!*


Fishing at midnight!
Fisherman Zeld is thinking of getting wasted at a pub.
Catch fish in his place until dawn.
The larger and more unique the fish, the higher your reputation will rise among the fishermen.
Difficulty: F
Reward: Fish


 

“I do not like fish all that much.”

“Still, try catching one. It might be your lucky day.”

“Well, I got nothing better to do…”

Reverse stumbled upon a fishing quest by the river, and it really was a good day for him.

He put on the bait and tossed the fishing line. Soon after, the fish began to nibble. The next step was to pull hard and land the fish.

The fish were dragged out to the surface in clusters and the couple that were watching from afar were surprised and approached him.

“Wow. He caught them again.”

“He’s really good at it.”

Reverse cleared his throat trying to keep calm, but his face was already blushed with happiness.

“A-hem! This is a piece of cake.”

He loved the feel of the fishing rod and was even more happy that the fish were his to keep.

Rainbow carp!

Landing a rare species increased luck by 1. He fished all night long and headed for Bingryong Square.

Countless users were sitting in the square as open street vendors.

In the Bingryong Square, a variety of items were being sold, from common tree berries to expensive weapons over 10,000 gold!

Reverse sat down relaxed and opened a street stall.As time passed he  worried about the freshness of the fish declining.

Therefore, he began calling out to customers which he would usually never do.

“Hmm-hmm. Selling Fish. Delicious fish caught by the river!”

The fish was a common ingredient, but the large ones were popular.

The users that were passing by stopped to take a look.

“They look fresh and sizeable. How much are they?”

“I’m not sure. Make an offer.”

“How about 2 silver?”

Reverse was stunned for being so happy about catching fish worth 2 silver each.

“There’s my cost of labor too.”

“Nah, that would be a bit overpriced. I will give you 3 silver at most.”

“Not bad a price… Alright.”

Each fish sold provided him an income of several silvers.

Reverse fell into a fantasy of becoming rich in Royal Road. The rainbow carp was sold for 5 gold, making him more content.

“Maybe fishing is my job of aptitude. There is such joy in sitting under a shade and facing the nice breeze.”

That very day he purchased a bamboo fishing rod for 1 gold.

In the daytime, he completed quests and spent time at the beginner training dojo. At night, he fished.

Like the saying, “Converts are the worst”, he became head over heels for Royal Road.

Reverse sighed in regret every time he walked the streets of Morata.

“For me to have started this so late despite having invented it… This is a different level from watching through the monitor. I would have started on the first day of Royal Road if I knew it was this fun.”

***

Seoyoon was involved in affairs for governing the empire.

The new provincial lords were short in ruling the cities, so she provided the needed support and at other times devised collaborative development plans of several villages.

It was a difficult time, but she put in her best effort to establish the foundation of the Arpen Empire.

“Chwiik!”

The Orc lord Seechwi!

She who had treated Seoyoon for a long time made a visit to the Earth Palace.

“Seoyoon! Chwiik!”

“Yes.”

Seoyoon replied and smiled brightly.

It was because she knew how hard Seechwi tried to break down the wall in her heart.

“You’re so beautiful when you smile like that. Chwiik!”

Seechwi snorted in joy.

“The reason I came here. Sh-chwiik. I think I have to. Chwiik. Head to the east. Sh-chwiik!”

“By east you mean… Orcland?”

“Yep. Chwiik!”

“Isn’t it dangerous there due to the Red Dragon?”

Seechwi wasn’t planning to go for no reason.

‘Red Dragon… Just maybe, there is a secret relating to the orcs.’

In Orcland, the regions were a mixture of barren lands and grass fields, and the rest of the lands were occupied by the orcs.

For the Orcs, there was a saying that was passed down as a legend.

– We will become extinct. Chwiik. Only by extinction, Chwiik. We will be liberated from the curse. Sh-Sh-Chwiik!

A curse bestowed on the Orcs!

No one knew what it was exactly, but there was a crucial concern for Orc users.

‘The Orc is really fun in the beginning. Fast growth. What after that, though?’

The Orc does not become stronger after a certain point.

They cannot build intelligence and form societies, let alone find jobs in architecture or the arts field.

Orc towns and forts were merely villages built by stacking rocks.

Many races in the Versailles Continent had potential and the Orcs were regarded as the abandoned race.

Too many Orc lords realized the harsh reality and left for vacations.

A self-inflicting insult was widely spread among them that the Orc race was great for tanning by the beach.

“Red Dragon. Maybe it is not a coincidence. Chwiik! Something. Chwiik. I want to try… If something happens to me.”

“Yeah. Don’t worry. I will certainly help.”
(To be continued…)

 


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It wasn’t about struggling through the sandstorm head on.

Weed leaned his body into the winds and ran slightly to the side, increasing his speed.

He ran alongside the raging winds’ rotation.

 


< Amazing accomplishment. Maximum speed record!

You are running faster than the legendary steed.

Agility increased permanently by 6.

Movement speed increased by an additional 10%. >


 

< Title! You have obtained the title Warrior of the Wind.

Movement speed exceeding human limitations!

Not a single monster will be able to chase you when you move at full speed.

You have acquired the movement skill, Wind Rush. >


 

Weed inched closer towards the center of the sandstorm that even sucked in light.

The winds gradually became rougher and more powerful. As he matched the speed of the winds, the amount of loss in health points decreased.

In  that moment he felt that he had reached the peak of speed!

“Sculptural Destruction Skill! All shall transform into willpower.”

– You have activated the Sculptural Destruction Technique.

His art stat was over 3800.

He used all of it to increase his physical defense ability.

At least ten protection skills were applied on him.

His maximum health points also multiplied significantly.

“Hyah!”

Weed leaped into the eye of the sandstorm with maximum force.

The current of the sand winds that could destroy buildings and uproot the land itself.

He attempted to penetrate the wind wall with speed by hurling his body through it.

“Close eyes tightly!”

Message alerts kept popping up notifying about declining health points.

He could withstand the blade-like sand winds, but that was it.

His body lifted off the ground and began rotating as he got engulfed into the sandstorm.

Everything seemed to have gone wrong, but he did not give up hope.

Then, the raging winds weakened and there was an instant of complete silence.

‘It worked.’

If one could not overcome the sandstorm head-on, the easy method was just to throw his body in.

“Holy Fire.”

*Fwoosh!*

The holy fire, gift of Goddess Hestia, inflamed the Loa Sword magnificently.

“Lava River!”

Weed activated the skill airborne without hesitation.

 

***

 

Barova.

He was a warrior who started Royal Road in Kallamore.

“A man’s got to go for warrior. A fighter. Other jobs are like kids’ play.”

Reliable willpower and strong offense.

He wielded the spear and axe, but the bow was not to his liking and certainly not magic.

He liked battling fiercely with monsters in close combat.

“Let us have some fun.”

He trained rapidly in the hunting grounds, and sometime later the citizens of Versailles Continent talked about him.

“Do you know of the brawler Barova? He wiped out the Gromba dungeon all by himself.”

“The specters of Kuhulan all fled because of a warrior named Barova!”

“The monsters that invaded Bangerson Village were eradicated by warrior Barova.”

His reputation in combat spread wide across the continent.

At that time, there was news that Weed had defeated the Immortal Legion led by Lich Shire, but he laughed it off.

“A sculptor? Lazy bums with nothing to do like such shows. He wouldn’t be able to move a finger when he faces me straight up.”

This was the typical attitude of powerful users from the Central Continent.

The quests were just subsidiary content, and only levels and hunting abilities were indicating factors of true power.

Barova kept on hunting, turning down all invitations from guilds and interviews from broadcast networks.

Hunt, hunt, hunt.

He completed combat quests that were necessary and spread his reputation in his own fashion.

He even received an invitation from the Hermes Guild, but turned it down in the end.

“I have no desire to show off under a faction. I’m going after the strong ones, not the nobodies.”

After he turned the invitation down, he was pinned with a grudge from the Hermes Guild that limited the use of hunting grounds. Many times he was put on the wanted list and was killed, but he maintained his pride.

In the end, all the users were pushed away into the southern desert with little population, but he had complete faith in himself as a warrior.

“A warrior just needs to prove his combat strength.”

No matter what adventure Weed pulled off, it was little interest to him.

“That’s not combat skill, just cheating. He may be able to complete quests that way, but he can’t confront a real champion.”

Since then, Weed defeated Bard ray and became the one and only Emperor of Versailles Continent.

Barova who only tread on the hunting grounds of the desolate Oasis purposely came all the way to the Desert of Silence to meet Weed.

“He’s planning to destroy the sandstorm? What preposterous…”

Barova had experience long ago where he was swept up by the sandstorm and managed to get away after having suffered greatly.

“No way in hell. This cannot be done. Some things are not possible no matter what.”

Though it would be very satisfying to watch Weed die in the storm.

Barova witnessed a sandstorm brew in a spot with the majority of the users in the desert present.

The sandstorm that brew in the Desert of Silence was more devastating than that of any other region, and it was a natural phenomenon that was truly spectacular.

“Destroying that? That’s absurd.”

The other desert users agreed with Barova’s comment.

“That is one crazy stunt.”

“If that storm hits the village, everything will be blown away.”

“Is this guy walking in trying to smash a storm with his sword and not magic?”

“That seems to be it…”

“Isn’t this rigged or staged somehow? This must be faked for the cameras.”

“It doesn’t seem that way. How can you even cast a sandstorm to be on a show?”

As the desert users observed, Weed walked towards the sandstorm with no armor.

His upper body was exposed in the process, and they could see his lean muscular body that had been trained delicately.

It wasn’t all that special given the fact that increasing willpower in Royal Road developed one’s muscles, but it did seem that he trained quite well as a warrior.

Soon after, Weed disappeared into the sandstorm and users exclaimed.

“He really went inside.

“Nothing is visible due to the sand.”

“Let us watch the live broadcast. The footage will be shown from Weed’s perspective.”

The users began watching the live broadcast through their own crystal globes.

The footage reflecting Weed’s eyes and ears came on screen, a terrifying scene beyond imagination.

The inside of the sandstorm was dark and full of whirring sounds. The rough sand winds struck once again, and no one could tell where he was.

Weed patiently walked further inside.

 – Oh-Joowan-Ssi. Will he be able to overcome this sandstorm?
– 
I can’t even tell. However, I think that Weed won’t turn back.
– So he will see it to the end.
– Yes. If it was a typical user, I would think this is impossible… But this is Weed, and he is getting my hopes up.

No one could tell the outcome.

Barova was shocked in this process.

‘If it were me, I could have never done what he just did.’

It was something that was unchallenged from the fear of failure, but Weed had the mindset to do so.

Soon, Weed’s vision on broadcast narrowed below 10 centimeters and all that could be heard was the whirring, violent winds.

– Amazing. It’s uncertain but… He seems to be advancing forward even now.

These tense moments were passing by, and Weed would be no surprise if Weed perished in an instant.

The mouths of the observers dried completely and the tension continued.

“Huh?”

A spectacular scene unravelled before Barova who was watching the sandstorm from afar.

 

***

 

The origin of the sandstorm current.

Weed felt the fierce winds calming down like they never existed.

“Ah…”

The sands that covered the sky lost their will and rained down onto the desert.

‘Did I succeed?’

He accomplished the quest of destroying the sandstorm.

Compared to the days as the Great King of the Desert where he had complete confidence to do anything, he barely managed to survive this time.

– Remaining health points: 79,387.

Weed would have been in a sparing state if it was monster hunting, but for the sandstorm in the Desert of Silence, he could not guarantee surviving through to the end.

‘The effects of the Sculptural Destruction Skill was immense, but I really survived thanks to all the stats I accumulated since my novice days.’

Weed once again confirmed that consistent grinding was the eternal truth.

Finding good hunting grounds and making hefty profit off quests. But the foundation is grinding!

‘High levels come from 99% grinding and 1% good equipment.’

Equipment too, will be farmed naturally through grinding.

The quest this time was high difficulty but required a resilient body.

A warrior quest that could not be passed without strength, agility, endurance and willpower.

‘This quest was one that called for the bravest, truest warrior willing to submerge into a storm.’

It would have been much more advantageous for a desert warrior with excellent physical abilities.

The sandstorm that once engulfed Weed was now fading away.

Weed was still in the air, and he was about to put a smirk on his face.

‘The quest completion screen did not pop up yet. Maybe this thing isn’t over just yet.’

The winds began waging once again.

In a 2 ~ 3 kilometer radius, the winds gathered and tangled, surging up to the sky.

*Swaaaaaaash!*

The desert sands collected and took on the form of a storm.

‘Damn it. I knew it was too easy.’’

Weed did not blame his luck. He only lacked the strength to subside this storm.

‘Opportunity does not come in a pack. I have to crush it completely.’

The center of the gathering winds was approximately 50 meters ahead.

The storm rose up. Thousands of sharp, stray winds merged and shredded the air.

The wind pressure was so high that it could rip apart his entire body!

 


< Health points decreased by 316. >

< Health points… >

< Health points… >

< Health points… >


 

Weed’s health points were declining.

He had immense willpower, but he could not afford to hold out in the middle of the storm forever.

“Time Sculpting!”

He stopped the world in its track.

The sands riding on top of the winds also froze in place.

– Remaining health points: 5,386

‘Charging through.’

Weed stepped on the sands floating in the sky and sprinted towards the eye of the storm.

The winds stopped, but the sands were still in place. Then, he activated a skill upon reaching the eye again.

“Lava River!”

Simultaneously, the effects of Time Sculpting ceased.

The lava that surged from the grounds enveloped the sandstorm.

The crimson lava caught in a maelstrom of sand and wind, shooting up to the ends of the sky.
(To be continued…)

 


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‘By Half-Elf Vishur, it must mean the missing hero of the elven race. So, this connects to the elves too.’

Weed met up with Yurin who was waiting and they quietly made their exit out of Octurn, the City of Discipline.

After he had a meeting with Mapan, he sent out a notice to all users.

– I am collecting all information on the Half-Elf Vishur and the location of maze Zode, as they pertain to stopping Kaybern. There will be a reward for those who provide vital information.

Instantly, the elven users reported about the Half-Elf Vishur.

– This is not the most accurate, but the elven elder spoke a bit about it, that there was one who was human and also an elf; a glorious swordsman.
– The most powerful elven champion was born in the eastern forest.
– I heard that story as well. An elf who mastered the bow and has been blessed by the earth and wind.
– I think the elf who resolved the incident with the spirit of Tannoma was named Vishur.
– I agree with the elf above. While I was proceeding with F and E rank quests in Tannoma, I saw the name Vishur engraved on a tree root buried in the ground. I thought it was nothing out of the ordinary, but I was shocked that the antique pawn shop bought it for 30,000 gold.
– I am Haruna, a level 510 elf. I resided in the woods my whole time here, and I am well acquainted with the elders. I apologize for not being able to participate in the Battle of the Garnav Plains, as I was on a mission of protecting the flowers. I asked the elders this time in regards to Weed-nim’s quest. They spoke to me about an elf that picked up the sword in vengeance after the trees were burnt down. 

The gathering of information about the Half-Elf Vishur occurred due to the elves.

The stories about maze Zode took a while. It was a dungeon unknown to the world.

– Where in the world is maze Zode? I’ve never heard of that name.
– I know Cuclan like my own house. There are several dungeons around level 700 ~ 800, but none of them are designee like a maze.
– In the Cypath regions, there is no maze Zode. I have gone through all the dungeons that have been uncovered until now, and I can say for sure there is no maze Zode here. I can bet my name, Adventurer Bearmoon, on the line.
– I am flipping through every single book in the Great Library of Morata. Maze Zode is nowhere to be found.
– Shouldn’t we investigate the elven forests?
– This is Wood Elf Zorang. The elves are all out on the search. Elves discover and proceed with quests in the woods, and they are quite knowledgeable about these regions. However, they cannot trace anything.

A great number of users stepped up like it was their own interest.

Joining the warrior quest led by Weed spread virally like a trend.

The discussion boards were on fire.

– Please find it. I am Mage Jonte. I began participating in Weed-nim’s quest and I have been hunting for 9 days. At first, I was told that this was a Korean crash course program in leveling. I was like, that is awesome. Since then, I did gain 17 levels, but all I ate was barley bread, berries, and grass porridge. There is no time for food.

– This is Archer Borocter. I am hunting with the person above, and let’s just say that this place is a hunting pit of hell. My wish on the first day was to use all my arrows and rest, but then I saw the Avian reinforcements carrying 300,000 arrows behind them.

– I am a blacksmith in Morata. Currently, I am crafting over 1 million arrows in about 2 hours.

– We must become robots. Just fire those arrows. I don’t even know how many levels or  archery skills increased. We just keep working.

– I am American. What kind of country is South Korea? What culture and philosophy does it have? Weed spoke in the beginning.
“Do not worry about being weaker than the people around you. Just endure through hard labor. We must begin now, though I cannot say when it will come to an end.”

When it became so painful and unbearable, he said.

“Just imagine yourself studying last minute before the exam. It will all be great memories when it ends. You will remember these extremely nostalgic experiences. You will have developed the tenacity and confidence to do anything.”

I wanted to run away in secret, but Weed spoke again.

“The body can withstand hard labor. It is the mind that gets stressed. Throw away all thoughts of ever stopping. Just a bit more, and it will all be okay. Humans are excellent in adaptation.”

American hunters began with admiration for Weed, but they quickly became afraid.

I had a dream last night.

Weed spoke to me in the dream.

“Isn’t hunting fun? Ku-hehehe. The diligent bunch of you should feel privileged to hang around with me forever after slaying Kaybern. Fight on.”

He’s the devil! The devil!

Not Kaybern, but Weed. He is the devil.

I have newfound admiration for Pale-nim who has stuck by him since the beginning.

How he became so strong after a late start, that secret was not hunting nor skills.

It was intensive labor.

He would have labored with any spare time he had with Weed. How can someone not become stronger after that?

– I will not reveal my name. We are slaves. We do not think about anything. We will just hunt. I wish to live like a human being. I swear. I will live with kindness and respect for novice users.

The users that participated in Weed’s quest were slowly converted into hunting slaves. They could not escape due to the influences of the media. Even so, some were actually enjoying the atmosphere.

It was extremely tiresome and rigorous, but they received a sense of accomplishment once in a while.

They ran into an unbelievable number of monsters and were not afraid.

In fact, they were looking forward to the day when they would fight Kaybern.

The barley bread that they didn’t even give an eye to suddenly became so delicious, and 10 seconds of closing their eyes closed made them so happy.

– I am in the hunting team. As of now, the days are difficult but we have hope. We will become heroes when this is all over.

– I ain’t afraid of anything. Hahahaha.

– I think I will be set if I just follow Weed-nim around. My family and friends are jealous of me appearing on broadcast. Yesterday, I was praised for my magical spell chanting speed. I will bet my life on Weed-nim. Mmm. Is that a good decision? I don’t know. But, that would make me at ease.

They were in a transient state, surpassing agony, sadness, and despair!

Weed had picked out the elites of Royal Road, and toughening them up in the hunting grounds seemed to have made them painfully adjust to the routine.


***

 

Weed heard news that the sandstorm has brewed in the Desert of Silence.

“Information on Vishur or Maze Zode needs to be more complete… In that case,  I will need to take care of the job class first.”

He travelled to the desert village in proximity of the destination through Yurin’s Paint Teleportation Skill and rode his camel frantically.

Desert of Silence.

A storm was rising with a radius of 3 km. 

Sand got sucked into the sky and the world’s light faded with it, truly a mystical view.

The Eye of the Sun. It sure is violent, befitting its nickname.”

The winds were sweeping the surroundings and the sands were dancing in a craze.

Geomchi5, who had arrived earlier, spoke with a concerning expression on his face.

“The storm is bigger than we thought. Are you gonna be alright?”

“Yes.”

Weed began taking off his equipment, starting with the Sky Ruler’s Armor.

In order to continue with the quest, he had to walk into the storm with no other equipment other than a single weapon.

It was a frightening task, only carried out with nerves of steel.

“I will be back.”

“Yeah. Take it down with style.”

Weed took on the cheer from Geomchi5, the apprentices, and the desert tribes as he walked towards the storm.

There were also users that filled the sand hill. The very users that were hunting with their lives all came to watch.

 


< The sand winds are blowing intensely.
Health points decrease by 160 per second. >


 

The moment he stepped into the radius of the sandstorm, he immediately began taking damage because he was armorless.

‘Things are getting harsh so early. This is definitely not going to be easy.’

Weed took it to heart, that he was different in every aspect when compared to his days as the Great King of the Desert.

Back then, he charged on his twin-hump camel with awesome abilities and crushed storms with a single strike of the sword that could split the sky and the desert.

‘Level difference is approximately 300. An incomparable physical prowess.’


< The sand winds are grazing your skin.
Health points decrease by 280 each second.
High perseverance and willpower that will withstand any environment reduces the decline of health points by half. >


 

Having jumped from sculptor and necromancer, his strength, agility, health points, and willpower lacked more than one who trained as a warrior the entire way.

Weed thought that it was crucial to move quickly before his health points depleted. 

‘With all the adventures I have done until now, I can do this.’

Having said that, crossing the halfway point of the sandstorm reduced his health points by 350 every second.

“Eyes Closed Shut!”

He raised his defense by closing his eyes and also used Stone Skin which fortified his skin. In doing so, his heallth points reduction whittled down below 100.

Bandage wrapping, which he mastered, could restore his health points, but the use of consumables was restricted.

Weed lowered his body so that he would not be blown away into the sky and treaded one step at a time.

 


< Perseverance increased by 1. >


 

Perseverance and willpower were the basis of a warrior.

To continue walking forward, it required strength and stamina as well.

Advancing further under this extreme environment  raised perseverance.

‘In the days as Great King of the Desert, I just ran up to it and slashed it away… The basic strength difference is huge. Furthermore, my health points are too low.’

His health points stood at 128,000.

He trained for a long time as a sculptor and every level he gained, his maximum health points did not increase significantly.

The Goblet of Flames and Sky Ruler’s Armor raised his maximum health points, but his base was in a terrible state.

He was skilled in many areas, but his low health points was a weakness difficult to overcome.

He cracked many S rank difficulty quests, but a quest like this, in which he had to smash through with his sheer body, was not easy even if it was an A rank difficulty.

 


< The raging sand winds delve into your skin.


 

Excruciating damage!

Health points decreased by 9286! >

The further into the storm he walked, the more the damage escalated. His entire body was stinging, and his vision was narrowing.

60,000 health points remaining!

Weed felt like his body was going to shoot up into the sky. He realized if that were to happen, it meant death.

‘That means I fail the quest as well.’

He could not advance any further with a weak body.

He had only recently become a warrior, and quests that could not utilize his sculptor traits were difficult to manage.

‘Do I scale my willpower up with Sculptural Destruction? Still, my strength is too low and cannot be certain.’

He contemplated trying again after heightening his defense. Even then, lack of strength or agility meant that he could not walk into the eye of the storm.

‘Even if I level up one stat, the other ones are lacking in general. I did put up these stats with all the hard grinding until now… Do I just give up here?’

That moment, he thought of a sliver of possibility by trying an unorthodox method.

‘If things go south, I will be dead for sure… No, would that make me safer instead? I cannot afford to hesitate. If I drag this out, it will only get worse.’

Weed, upon making his decision, laid flat on his stomach.

“Four-legged running!”

*Ta-ta-ta-tap!*

It was a skill he hadn’t used in a long time, and he was running uptempo!


< The sandstorm strikes your body.
Health points reduced by 7286. >


< The winds are carrying you forward.
Movement speed increased by 198%. >


(To be continued…)

 


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V54C5P1- Quest Crossroad

Par mimosab

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Weed felt a slight suspicion while reading about the records on Papuakin’s bloodbath.

“Kaybern used to attack humans even in the past? I mean, his nickname is the Black Dragon…”

It was a being that could not be trusted, given its history!

It reeked the scent of a habitual offender.

A couple of days after, a report arrived from the Central Continent.

There was intel on the human mercenary called the Dark Warrior that served Kaybern, and also on the magical creation, the Blue Moss.

The Dark Warrior had ties to the Earthly Cult, and he had stolen the holy artifact, the Hammer of Earth.

“He really lived on his own accord.”

With the help from the users, Weed gathered information that would have taken him several months on his own.

A notification window appeared.

The True Warrior has been completed.

As you delve deeper into the past of the Black Dragon Kaybern, you come to truly understand fear.

The evil dragon that mocks and ridicules the weak and tramples over them.

The damage it caused to the continent’s humans, elves and dwarves until now has been tremendous.

Every race wishes to vanquish Kaybern.

Warrior…

There is still a sliver of hope in stopping Kaybern.

Speak with Sage Brio of Octurn.

 


< Quest completion rewards 5 points increase in all stats. >


< Upon speaking to Sage Brio, the quest will connect to the Warrior’s Decision quest. >


 

“Hmm. Octurn…”

Weed felt troubled.

Octurn, where Sage Brio resided, was a city under the Haven territory.

“The Hermes Guild will not let it slide when they see me…”

“Should I assemble forces?”

Lemon, who brought the intel, spoke boldly.

She suspected that a huge number of users would gather if they had to tread on Haven territory for the sake of stopping Kaybern.

She would not be able to mobilize a force as sizeable as the one back in Garnav Plains, but the Hermes Guild had been severely weakened as well.

She believed that the Haven territories could easily be conquered with sufficient forces.

‘Then, that would mean the unification of Versailles Continent.’

So many profitable factors played through in Weed’s mind.

Unicorn Corp hung up a grand prize for the one that united the entire continent.

The title of  first Emperor to accomplish total unity was an undeniable honor.

Of course he was ambitious, but then again, nothing was as dangerous as underestimating the enemy.

If the Hermes Guild were to be driven into a corner and resist with their lives on the line, that would mean an atrocious war for each city and fortress.

They had lost the battle of Garnav Plains and retreated off the continent, but the Haven territories were a natural stronghold.

‘If we attack recklessly, there is a chance that the continent may be wiped out by Kaybern and the monsters.The mantis stalks the cicada, unaware of the oriole behind..’

Weed decided on the priorities.

“No,. I believe that we cannot waste time. We cannot avoid the Hermes Guild. I will make the trip quietly.”

Weed took Yurin and infiltrated Octurn with her Paint Transportation skill.

Octurn, the city of discipline.

The streets were quiet with little users visible.

Users in Haven territory had recently declined steeply, and the city itself was not popular to those other than adventurers that were interested in learning map crafting, plant biology, monster traits and history.

Sage Brio lived in a huge mansion and was a breeze to find.

Guards stood at the gates.

“What business do you… My god. The adventurer that rewrites history…”

“Enough. I’m going in.”

Weed’s fame easily got him through the gates, and he met Sage Brio at the garden.

He was an old man with hair that turned completely white.

“You are finally here. The young truly will succeed the old…”

“It is an honor to meet the wise. I am Weed.”

Weed, despite being the Emperor of Arpen Empire, did not push forth his authority.

The title of Emperor meant he could just lay orders to ordinary citizens, but he was much used to flattering.

Weed spoke with concern.

“Black Dragon Kaybern is driving the world into chaos. I came to you in stopping him.”

“Without a doubt he must be stopped. However, it is no ordinary task for humans to stop a dragon. It is dangerous… Very dangerous. Even if you possess the sharpest sword.”

Sage Brio unfolded several stories about Kaybern.

The main point was how much wreckage he caused in Thor, the Dwarven kingdom, and also about the treasures located in his lair.

“In an era of war, many kingdoms offered treasures on a regular basis. For the Dwarves, it was involuntary, but they gained powers by offering the treasures they accumulated from monsters.”

“Powers?”

“They reinforced their physicalities or intelligence so that they could govern their kind.

There will be far more treasures resting in his lair than that of any other dragon.”

“Gulp.”

Weed’s mouth watered up.

Brio ran through his beard and continued.

“There may even be magic that returns youth to its user.”

“The magic of youth?”

“It returns a person to the peak of their life. Also, all that treasure stacked in his lair could turn one into the continent’s richest man…”

Gulp.

Swallow!

This time, Brio and Weed swallowed almost simultaneously.

Sage Brio!

They say he had vast knowledge, but he was also a rumoured miser.

‘It seems that the rumors are true. Not really solid evidence, but I can tell. Intuition is more accurate at times.’

Weed smirked slightly.

A greedy one was better than a sage who thinks highly of himself and is stubborn.

Birds of a feather flock together, and they would have much better conversation.

“Hmm-hmm. It is at least several hundred years of collected treasure. It will not be easy to obtain. There are two ways to stop Kaybern from attacking the humans.”

“Two ways, you say?”

“One is the sharp sword that you wield and the other is compromise.”

“Compromise…”

“One thing Kaybern holds dear is treasure. A treasure rare enough to please him will save the continent from danger this time around.”

 

Blink!


A crossroad of decision has appeared.

Black Dragon Kaybern is a being that is difficult to overcome with human power.

To save the world, will you confront him or offer precious treasure and beg for your life?

Upon your decision, the quest progression will change.


‘Hmm. I have to choose between fighting or offering treasure and making a decent compromise.’

Weed reflected on economic efficiency and figured that offering treasure to ensure no more destruction of cities was worth it.

Calming Kaybern and conquering the Haven territories would bring him the benefit, the Emperor of Unification.

That being said, if he were to decide on offering treasure, he will plan for revenge in the future.

‘I could slay Kaybern later and take the dragon treasure. That would be in my best scenario and interest…’

Kaybern was extremely powerful, and the choice to avoid a battle against it was a huge allurement.

“I am curious about something.”

“What do you wish to learn about?”

“What kind of treasure will satisfy Kaybern?”

Brio groomed his beard and turned his gaze to the beautiful garden.

“To fulfill the dragon’s greed, you will have to fill a garden with stacks of gold.”

“Stacks?”

“Mountains of them, so to speak.”

“…”

“If not, you will need to offer 200 of your most precious possessions. Gems, artwork, magical items. The armor or sword that your majesty is wearing will be accepted by Kaybern.”

He had just come from the brisk of battle through Yurin’s Paint Transportation Skill.

He was wearing casual adventure attire, but inside he was wearing the Sky Ruler’s Armor that had been reduced in size by Fabio and Herman.

On top of that, the Loa Sword, considered the best sword that ever existed.

‘I have to give away all of these?’

From the list of Weed’s equipment and treasures, the ones that could satisfy the dragon were approximately 20 items.

‘Even if I do give these away, that’s nowhere enough.’

He could add the sculpture masterpieces from the art gallery in Morata and could also tax adventurers and merchants in the name of peace.

However, none of that will come without a cost.

In the trade with Mapan, the calculations were right down to a single percent.

‘Taking into consideration the Arpen Empire’s tax income, I would recuperate somehow in the future… Though, this is not a matter of taking a spoonful of someone else’s meal.’

This was like feasting on the entire meal, then demanding to order crispy fried pork and a whole chicken on top!

‘The dragon is one big bully, and this sage… He’s suggesting compromise like a mediator, which is suspicious. There’s not one person I can trust.’

The sages of Versailles Continent were knowledgeable and intelligent beings, but not all of them were good-natured.

‘In the real world too, the smart buggars rip people off a whole lot better.’

Not one was trustworthy, and so he even accounted for the possibility of a delivery fraud.

If Sage Brio had a conscience, one or two items. If he was a total thief with nothing but dirty intentions, he could take up to half.

‘Now I am unsure. All the information we collected on Kaybern… They were all about Kaybern loving to force humans into a trap.’

Weed contemplated a moment and decided.

“We shed too much blood already. I am not certain if I can slay Kaybern with this very sword, but I will not back down.”

“Think wisely. A dragon is too much to handle for humans. Bowing down your head won’t put flaw in your high reputation.”

“There is no reason for humans to be mistreated. If we succumb to Kaybern here and now, it doesn’t guarantee an end to his greed. We will be exploited endlessly like the Dwarves in Thor.”

Blink!


< You have completed the important decision in the quest.
You have sworn to fight against the Black Dragon Kaybern in order to save the world. >



< Kaybern is a dangerous being that cannot be trusted.
Based on gathered intel, you have made the correct decision.
Insight increased permanently by 15. >


 

“Mmm.”

It was fortunate that he did not fall for it.

‘Seriously, not one can be trusted’.’

Sage Brio spoke in a tone of regret.

“Combat is not always the answer. I have confidence in calming Kaybern down if I step up…”

“…”

Weed thought for a moment.

‘Why don’t I just kill this guy right now? I bet I could find a lot of treasures he ripped off if I search the basement of this building.’

The difference between a thief and a sage was a fraction.

Fortunately, Brio began speaking about a story related to the quest.

“A sharp sword dulls the warrior’s eyes and mind. It is a reckless path, but there was one who also chose to wield her sword against Kaybern in the past. It was the half-elf Vishur. However, she left for the maze Zode and no one ever saw her again.”

“She didn’t come back?”

“Yes. She vanished. If you can save her somehow, she will be a great asset in defeating Kaybern.”

Half-elf Vishur.

Long ago, there was the half-elf Vishur who drew her sword against the Black Dragon Kaybern.

She was a half-breed of human and elf, a hero who mastered the ultimate spirits and sword techniques simultaneously.

“The flowers and trees are screaming due to Kaybern’s brutality. He must be stopped before a greater threat is imposed on us.”

 


Travel to maze Zode and find the vanished Vishur.
Difficulty: S
Quest Requirements: Hero Saving the Continent
Highest adventure reputation.


 

< This quest cannot be forfeited under any circumstances. >


< Quest has been accepted. >



(To be continued…)

 


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V54C4P3- Plan of Annihilation

Par mimosab

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 “Geez. I’m high on that.” 

“This is amazing.”

The users were continually surprised as they observed the battle between Weed and the Behemoth.

With Behemoth being impossible to confront alone, Weed was gaining the edge in a straight-up battle.

The battle of sword skills and secret techniques on top of the boiling lava field.

This kind of scene was the dream of all warriors. 

“Now that I look at him, Weed-nim is really strong.”

“He’s different from the times he carried on with quests. That time, I thought he truly struggled and beat them by a straw, but he is undeniably powerful.”

“No wonder he succeeded with all those quests, being that strong.” 

The users reassessed of Weed’s combat abilities.

 “It’s certainly from all his new gear.”

Weed too was surprised by the effectiveness of his equipment.

In truth, he wasn’t this powerful until recently.

The Dimensional Gate Glove depending on how it is utilized, could allow the user to slip out of danger, provide them with an opportunity to attack and boost their combat level by several fold.

The Sky Ruler’s armor blended the touches of blacksmith masters.

It was created from Hellium, replenishing substantial mana and had great defense.

To top it all off, there were the blessings from the frequent visits of the gods!

If one engages in battle with a devil, the friendly gods such as Freya and Hestia would bestow blessings.

‘God’s blessing. There is no doubt that these are a result of faith, contribution and honor.’

 This was not proven theory, but he was certain of it.

Furthermore, the title ‘The one who defeated the devil’ gave him an additional effect.

It was a rare title that he obtained after slaying the Intermediate devil Delarm, and its effect was a 16% attack boost if engaging in combat with monsters or subordinates related to devils.

Plus, it even identified their weaknesses and was great at attacking more efficiently.

In sum, he could become at least twice as powerful than when he would fight against normal monsters.


<You have gained a level.

Warrior Behemoth from the devil clan of anguish has been laid to eternal rest.
The Great Accomplishment awarded 3,500 honor.
Charisma increased by 1.
Strength increased by 1. >



He even gained combat achievements and stats!

Weed thought to himself that focusing entirely on hunting devils could not be half bad.

There could very well be many dungeons related to devils hidden somewhere in Versailles Continent.

Since they would be well hidden, he would need the assistance from excavators or thieves, although it would be extremely dangerous it would offer high returns. 

“We will move to the next location.”

The users mobilized in perfect order at Weed’s command and climbed on the backs of the avians.

They flew over the Versailles Continent restlessly and slayed every monster in sight.

Aerial combat broke out occasionally, and a flurry of magic spells were bombarded on massive hordes of monsters on ground level.

The merciless power of magic spells concentrated on the monsters. 

“Ugh. I am about to collapse completely.”

“I can’t go any further…”

While the mages lay on the backs of the avians to rest, the lesser monsters were wiped out by the undead summoned by Weed.

They gained experience from the death of wounded monsters, and the loot after combat was picked up by the avians.

All the mages had to do was cast spells as soon as they recovered enough mana.

 “For me, I think I’m farming experience 9 times faster than usual.”

“It was fortunate to have invested in mana recovery. I’m at about 13x.”

“That much?”

“Yeah. It’s not like a few monsters at a time… We’re using AOE offensive spells as much as our mana allows for. The hunting times are really extensive  too.”

“If we did this from the beginning, we would have crushed the Hermes guild with brute strength.”

The mage users were in awe of Weed’s hunting method.

They thought that this was an extremely efficient method of cleansing the lands overwhelmed by the monsters. 

“Do not rest! We will fight until the last monster is slain!”

“Look at the enemy, lock your aim precisely and fire. The arrow suppliers are working their backs out.”

*F-F-F-F-Fwoosh!*

The archers unlike the mages had no rests and continued to fire arrows endlessly.

The dragon soldiers and powerful monsters usually had high magic resistance, and the archers were responsible for sniping them down.

At times, together with the avians they engaged in a fierce aerial battle against incoming monsters in flight.

“I have no more strength left in my arms…”

“Endure it.”

“I can’t. I’m at my limit.”

“They’re filming us right now.”

“Sob!” 

The archers were shedding tears during the hunt.

Even Weed joined with the archers and fired arrows on monsters that the undead struggled against.

“He shoots as well as we do. The broadcast footages were not edited at all.”

“No special abilities there. Just basic archery.”

“Still, he’s as accurate as us.”

“Yeah… He’s good.”

“He can use magic and is excellent in combat. That’s scary.”

“He was a sculptor to begin with. Also a blacksmith, tailor and chef.”

“Doesn’t he make ships too?”

The large groups of monsters in the Northern and Central Continent were taken care of and the cities became a bit safer.

It was all thanks to 400,000 users risking their lives on the line.

Weed too displayed prowess alone riding on baraags.

Having advanced into the warrior class, he landed right in the middle of the monsters.

He pummeled the boss level monster all by himself and conquered the rest by summoning the undead!

 


< You have gained experience. >


< Combat Achievement! You have been awarded the title brave brawler.
Maximum health increased by 50. >


< Strength increased by 1. >


 

He had accomplishing a new combat achievement. 

“Lalala!” 

He hummed as he wrapped his body with bandages and moved to the next location!

“What a wretched man…”

“I have to doubt whether or not he is human.”

“You have to be as rigorous as him to win against the Hermes Guild.”

“I just wanna take the easy life. Anymore and I’m going to die.”

The users came to realize Weed’s true side.

From afar, he seemed to struggle in protecting the continent from the monsters, but up close he was enjoying the endless hunting and growth.

“I think we can pull it off too.”

“If we arrange a decent composition… It will be useful in slaying the monsters.” 

Necromancer Jean and the other mages joined forces with the avians and organized a hunting squad.

Their combat level was not to be compared with the forces led by Weed, so around one or two hundred users gathered.

Though they could not hunt monster hordes with draconic warriors among them, they were still able to slay a significant number of monsters.

The users that were scattered across the Northern and Central Continent were also actively on the move.

 

***

 

While Weed was leading the massive number of users and cleaning up the monsters, Kaybern’s activity continued.

Castle Hillshade, the ex-capital city of the Idern Kingdom was destroyed, and the monster invasions razed 27 villages and 4 cities. 

This is miraculous defense.

Yes. The damage is low despite the overwhelming monsters stirring up the Versailles Continent. The damage is much lower than what users from the Hermes Guild had predicted.

It was predicted that over 20 cities would be destroyed every week.

That is so. However, Weed and the users reduced the number of monsters greatly, and they have defended well behind the tall and thick fort walls at siege.

Of course, the city destruction was prevented but not without any damage. Outside the walls, the damage is severe. 

Sieges occurred simultaneously at over a hundred locations, resulting in heavy losses. 

Dragon’s Revenge

Black Dragon Kaybern is on the move to erase human civilization.

The spirits and fairies are warning once again.

“Kaybern will head to Herom in a week.”

Castle Herom of the old Nest Kingdom.

The time-honored castle in which the beautiful River Verona flows through, became the next target. After Castle Hillshade turned into ruins, huge number of monsters sprang out from the dungeons across the entire continent.

Especially in the Northern Continent, monsters flowed out from the wild lands and users were assembled to defend against them.

“No. Not yet…”

Rage waged from the depths of Weed’s heart, but he suppressed it firmly.

“Just wait until I finish the hunt. From teeth to tail. I will loot everything.”

Although time was ticking away, he was also gaining levels.

But, the security of the Arpen Empire was worsening, and cases of demolished merchant councils or travelling users dying to monsters became more frequent.

 “I have to conserve time. I have to move efficiently. Kaybern cannot be stopped at this moment.”

 


< You have gained a level. >


 

Level 524.

Weed slayed groups of monsters and trained himself as well as the other users.

Meanwhile, the meticulous search for records on Kaybern went on in the Great Library of Morata.

Mapan : I have obtained 37 data records related to Kaybern.

Weed received the records brought by Yurin and read them over.

 


You have obtained information about Kaybern. 


Black Dragon Kaybern.
Also known by the famous nicknames: the Tyrant and the Dark Dragon. This dragon is estimated to be around 1700 years old.

In its youth, it travelled to many places around the continent and was involved in historical events. 

Papuakin’s Bloodbath (Record Confirmed)

Generd’s Contempt (Record Confirmed)

Slayer (Record Confirmed)

Black Warrior (Unidentified)

Blue Moss (Unidentified)

The birth of Dark Magic (Unidentified)

Humiliation of the Nippleheim Empire (Record Confirmed)

 

Kaybern is prideful and violent.

It likes jewels, drinks and delicious food.

At times it breaks pacts through devious methods and cannot be trusted.

Quest intel acquisition progress 62%. >


 

Papuaquin’s Bloodbath and Generd’s Contempt were events recorded in the history of the Versailles Continent.

Cities disappeared in a single day and they were all related to Kaybern.

Papuakin’s Bloodbath. #2

 

O, the heavens fury,

The black smoke billowed, the city a fire,

On the ground, rats spread their filth and poison

The continent’s greatest city was but a burning pyre. 

The cause of all this is Kaybern.

One year ago, that dragon descended,

One year ago the dragon demanded:

 

Collect gold and build a castle as a tribute for me. Then, I shall reward you all with the power to conquer all kingdoms. If you choose to break it and refuse to build a castle, you will brace severe consequences. 

Mayor Manheart trembling in fear accepted the offer right then and there.

After all, who could possibly refuse under the dragon’s might?

They melted down gold for the dragon’s lair,

Alas, the construction was stopped, the people lay sick and dying… 

The year was up, only half of the castle was complete.

On that day, all the people held their breath and stared at the sky.

 

Immature humans. You have failed to stick to my most gracious offer. I will forgive you all despite having broken the promise.

 

The almighty Kaybern spared their lives,

We were stripped of all the gold collected for the castle but gave our thanks,

When the scared and scattered citizens of Papuaquin returned to their wives,

When they felt safe again, happy again,

it was only then that ,

Kaybern descended again.

 

Your kind deserve to be annihilated!

“Oh mighty dragon… You said that you would not punish us!”

  I do not punish for breaking promises. However, you are beings that deserve extinction.

Mayor Manheartraised his head to beg

 A moment later he was dead,

We all realized then.

All this was the dragon’s devious plan.

(To be continued…)

 


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V54C4P2- Plan of Annihilation

Par mimosab

Thanks to Armada, UnrivaledH & Idzuwan for the proofreading!


 

“Flip every stone and pebble. Don’t miss any phrases no matter how insignificant.”

“In the history field, we will make three confirmations. Expect to go all night.”

“Please return books and documents that you have read over to its original location. The volunteers will continue reading.” 

Once Weed determined to take Kaybern down, the users incapable of combat began moving. The novice users and merchants of the North searched for information in Morata’s Great Library that contained massive amounts of data.

They searched meticulously for all related keywords such as dragon, Kaybern, breath, etc.

“This isn’t it. All the data we have covered until now are related to F rank quests.”

“Look for possibilities of linked quests.”

“They’re all simple quests like Search for the Dragon’s Pawprints. Or Telling Dragon Stories in a Pub.

“There is lots of data from the North, but the Central Continent is lacking.”

“Understandable. It hasn’t been long since that region joined.”

“Separately classify the quests you feel suspicious of even in the slightest bit. We cannot afford to miss the tiniest details.”

 If they could offer assistance in defeating the Black Dragon Kaybern, they could potentially become heroes.

On top of that, Weed and the Mapan Association made a public statement.

Purchasing vital information for defeating Black Dragon Kaybern. The important information will be compensated with 1 million gold.

For ordinary users under level 200, 1 million gold was a massive fountain of gold that could never dry out. Even if they spoiled themselves with clothing, equipment, and accessories, it was difficult to spend even half of it.

Of course, it couldn’t buy ridiculously rare equipment, but they could buy a house or a farm and establish a comfortable standard of living.

The novices that started out in the North naturally headed to the Great Library and had little space left. They scanned through all stored books and data.

The adventurers of Royal Road also stepped up together. These users could not even dream of large-scale adventurers back when the Haven Empire dominated the CentralContinent.

“If it’s an adventure linked to Kaybern, I’m certainly doing it.”

“By just starting the quest, doesn’t that mean I can travel alongside Weed?”

“That will be amazing if it actually happens. Every single one of your days are going to be broadcasted live.”

After the Arpen Empire seized the territories, the adventurers were free to roam anywhere they wished, hence they began proceeding with quests they had kept to themselves.

These quests that had been stored away for a long time finally reached completion, and the resulting effects from the adventures began spreading from cities to villages and to even more remote areas.

Excavation of relics, treasure chests, historical books, skill books, and equipment brought a substantial economic boom.  

Special relics that boosted crop harvest rates in the cities or mining rate in the mountains were sold at a high price.

Positive changes were occurring with the Arpen Empire in control of the Central Continent.

“The honor of an adventure with Weed… I would become the continent’s most popular user.”

“Wouldn’t Weed just complete everything the moment it starts? He’s incredible, honestly. He can do just about anything. He overcomes any adversity.”

“Even as a sidekick, it’s still great to be alongside him. You gain honor with that as well.”

“You gain money too!. Buy a house, buy a car. You might land a building if luck is on your side.”

“That’s right. We’ll probably earn a few million.”

“Few million? This is a dragon quest. With none other than Weed himself. You think there will be another opportunity like this one anywhere?”

This assumably was from revenue assessment of the guarantees and advertising profits from the broadcast network.

It was an opportunity to claim both money and fame, drawing famous adventurers from all over the continent.

Now that Weed decided to proceed with the True Savior quest in order to slay Kaybern, the entire continent was shifting.

 

***

 

“This is a disaster.”

Lafaye had arrived in Fenia Fortress. It was unofficially the western capital of the Haven Empire territories, which was massive in size and had a high development rate. Now, it was completely empty.

To be completely accurate, only the civilians and Hermes Guild users were roaming inside.

“…”

The users that were active in the Haven Empire territories were all in a crossroad decision of transferring to the Northern or Central Continent, as they did not want to follow the fate of the crumbling kingdom. When the Arpen Kingdom seized had only just the North, they sealed off the borders but now, that was meaningless.

I am requesting a taxi from Milen. 5 gold.

Users posted on discussion boards and the Avian users came from the sky and took them away. It wasn’t a flight far into the Northern territories, but just to skip over the borders which wasn’t a difficult task.

The Avians were able to make quite a decent profit out of these side jobs while the users that were active in the Haven Empire territories could escape. It was literally an escape rush.

It was the case for everyone, being drawn to the bright, dynamic atmosphere, and freedom of the Arpen Empire.

“Sigh…”

Lafaye leaned on the fort wall and gazed at the sky.

The clear, vivid blue sky and great weather squeezed out a bitter laughter.

By his calculations, the Arpen Empire was indeed making a huge impact by taking on Kaybern, but they themselves were also falling apart.

It was evident that there will only be the Hermes Guild users left in Haven territories.

“So this is how we are going down in history.”

 

***

 

The one that was getting the most from the preparation in slaying Kaybern was Weed.

 


< You gained a level. >


 

Intermediate Undead Summoning Skill reached level 10 and transformed into Advanced Undead Summoning Skill.

You can call upon the legendary undead. You can raise the special corpses such as Elves and Spirit Warriors.

Reverence for the Dark Lord!

The undead and low-tier monsters look up to your presence. With sufficient reputation, you can command countless numbers of the undead in the Versailles Continent.

You can begin research on transforming into the body of the Lich.

The Lich transcends human limitations with increased efficiency in health drain and mana drain.

The Lich will not be weakened by sunlight. However, the allurement from the depths of darkness will intensify.

You can proceed with quests of the undead left by the demon race.

 


< You have gained colossal enlightenment for magic.

Mana recovery rate increased by 25%.

Intelligence and wisdom are permanently increased by 10.

Insight additionally increased by 5. >


 < Faith permanently decreased by 120. >


 

Advanced Undead Summoning! 

Weed had advanced into a warrior and was expanding a variety of combat type skills. Though, it couldn’t be helped that he was still using Undead Summoning frequently.

Weed was satisfied as he looked over all the monsters that were collapsed on the ground.

‘Easy. All I have to do is take a spoonful after the mages wipe out the battlefield.’

He summoned the undead senselessly and engaged them in battle with the wounded monsters. The mages that took part in the combat were also without much complaint, as they could activate all their spells as long as they had mana.

Kurgh! Humans. They must be driven extinct by Kaybern-nim’s wishes!

Weed enjoyed himself by charging with the Loa Sword in hand straight into the upper level 500 monsters that spawned on occasion.

Thanks to his combat experience and variety of skills, he could never fall into a dangerous situation.

“The power of the holy spirit, save the poor in pain. Healing Touch!”

Hundred rays of light beamed from the chest for even the slightest injury.

The priest unit was by the side of the Avian and were healing away madly.

Then, boss-level monsters around mid level 600 would spawn. Weed battled such monsters and received all the attention.

It was like a gladiator standing in a Colosseum, a showdown with the users on live broadcast.

“If it’s a one-on-one match… It’s a waste of time, but I will play along.”

Where the corpses of monsters lay like a pile of dominos, he encountered the enemy commander.

Behemoth!

The monster was a grotesque fusion of man, bird and devil. 

Human. I will gnaw your head off and make you realize just how weak you are.

“Well, make me.”

Weed laid down the tip of the Loa Sword to the ground.

It was seemingly a shabby stance, but it was awakening his sense for retaliating against the rapid movements of the Behemoth.

‘Tons of users are watching right now… It would be pure embarrassment if I lose to some monster other than Bard Ray.’

 Certainly, it was possible to lose to a monster. With that said, pride would be crumpled like a sheet of paper.

With Bard Ray, it was a deep relationship that they had built by losing to one another, earning honor and achievements!

In the long term, Weed thought of it as only a turf war and didn’t experience much pressure.

With the Hermes guild that had dwindled down to its current state, even if he were to lose in a one-on-one duel, there was no chance of the Arpen Empire falling apart.

However, if he were to lose to the monsters, that would be showing his limits.

If he proposed to hunt down Kaybern and could not overcome even the pawns, the disappointment from the users would be tremendous.

 Swish!

The moment Behemoth disappeared from sight, he flung his body to the side.

 ‘I cannot see it.’

 It was a cloaking ability that hides the user for up to 10 seconds!

Furthermore, it had wings that allowed for rapid flight.

The overpowered trait turned away just about any warrior from confronting it in battle.

As Weed side-stepped to avoid, he heard a gust of wind.

He sensed that Behemoth passed through where he was just a moment ago.

 “Sculptural Moonlight Sword Technique!”

 Weed swung his sword and the emitted light struck something invisible, shattering into pieces. For a brief moment, the grotesque appearance of the demon bird was revealed.

  Kugh! 

Behemoth relentlessly flung its forepaw that spanned over 2 meters. All Weed saw was a split-second reveal just before it began its attack, but he knew roughly where it was going to attack.

‘Its tendency is to go for the head and shoulder. Given the distance and composition of its body, thatis a high possibility.’

 Weed raised the Loa Sword and blocked Mammoth’s forepaw.

 *Clang!* 

A powerful impact from deflecting its claws.

Behemoth was capable of magic, flight, rapid movement and cloaking abilities, but it had a weakness and that was its lack of strength.

Even so, Weed did not think to attempt pushing it back.

It was advantageous to use a relatively more powerful force to create a weak point.

Indeed, using physical abilities was a way of victory, but that was for rather more reckless battles.

Then adrenaline kicked in and he felt nothing but instinct!

Weed activated his skill.

“Divine Flames!” 

The holy flames imbued by Goddess Hestia lit up the Loa Sword.

The flames slid across the blade and latched onto Behemoth.

The flames were 5 times more effective against the demons and devils!

I despise fire!

Behemoth screeched. Its personality was a mix of human, bird, and demon.

The type that it hated most was either fire or divinity!

Behemoth’s body set aflame by the holy fire was now clearly visible.

Toxic Explosion!

In the midst of battle, Behemoth cast a magic spell and retaliated.

The poisonous marbles exploded and spread like a fog.

 


< You have been poisoned.

Your tempered body is resisting.

Health points are reduced by 960 every second.

Sky Ruler’s armor suppresses the paralysis effect. >


 

If it was another user, the damage would have been over 7,000 each second.

The damage was minimized by his stats and equipment!

“Lava River!”

 As Weed activated the skill, the earth erupted and lava surged from below.

The crimson-red lava covered Behemoth’s body from head to toe and blew away the effects of the poison.

Kraaagh!

Behemoth’s resistance activated and caused a whirlwind.

 


< A lava region has formed.

You will take 1,800 damage every second.

You are immune to fire type damage due to the Holy Grail of Flames. >


 

The earth split apart and steam fumed through the cracks.

The level of destruction was quite different from the past. The force was upgraded by divine flames and there was also the added effect from the Holy Grail of Flames.

The lands melted away by the lava.

This was something that Weed learned when he slayed the Intermediate class devil Dalam in the past. 

‘When devils start using special abilities, nothing could be more infuriating than that.’

Whether these devils were level 500 or 600, their combat level was not relative.

Fundamentally, devils had high health points and possessed traits that were difficult to deal with.

Compared to other monsters around level 600, devils displayed combat abilities that equalled a few dozen of those monsters.

Even the undead, a powerful combat tool, would not work against them.

It was only efficient to face them with pure combat abilities.

I am unscathed.

Behemoth burning in flames struck down with its forepaw like a sword.

It was a display of fighting spirit innate in devils.

Weed passed through the dimensional gates floating in the air and performed over 5 short-distance rift travels.

“Sword Cloning Skill!”

Over 50 clones appeared during the rift travels. 

A flurry of swords cut through the air.

Weed and his clones sliced away the Behemoth’s body fused of human, bird and devil.

(To be continued..)


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V54C4P1- Plan of Annihilation

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*Rumble!* 

The users that arrived at the desert through the teleport gate felt like they were going to choke due to the intense heat.

Geomchi nodded his head while riding on his two-hump camel.

“The weather is nice.”

“My spine is on fire.”

“Let us go now. Giddy-up!”

They charged through the desert heat and hills of sand with Geomchi in the lead.

The warriors that gathered to defeat Kaybern followed behind them on camels.Thus began the hell in the desert. .

Battle after battle.

They fought and fought, an endless engagement.

“All men, charge!” 

The desert had many regions that had yet to be explored.

There existed mirages, underground worlds, and at times they entered the zone of fire.

Even the fragments of the ‘Great King of the Desert” quest that Weed accomplished in the past had been rewritten into a new history.

They were eager to fight battles anywhere they went.

They fed themselves on top of the camels and battled while on the move.

“As the youngest one said, we can battle every day without using our brains. How convenient is that?”

“Very.”

“The guys are fighting quite well.”

“They say levels make you stronger, and it seems to be true. Although they seem a bit too reliant on skills.”

“We gotta take them to more challenging battles. These guys said they’re alright with dying a few times.”

“It saves me from boring battles, so that is fine with me.”

Geomchi followed Weed’s advice and took the battalion to seek for more powerful enemies.

They tread through the murderous heat, fought against enemies with bodies of sand, and hunted for giant scorpions.

They even set foot in the mystic lands of flames and met the Sun warriors.

Deep in the desert, the population was low but full of strong warriors.

“This is a darn hassle.”

“It’s hell. The battles are tiresome, but above all that, the heat is driving me insane.”

“ Wow… I must have been half crazy when I agreed to join this quest.”

The complaints of users had already surfaced since starting the second day.

Even if they had high levels, they had never experienced this kind of battle.

Like usual, they put a lot of effort into the choice of the hunting ground much like Weed would have. They prepared for hunting grounds that were highly efficient and dropped many items.

In the event of hunting boss-level monsters, they would start preparing a few days earlier and gathered composure.

“Here, you roam anywhere and fight. It is reckless and frantic.”

“Coral died yesterday.”

“Seriously? This is too dangerous…”

“Shouldn’t we complain?”

“We did. But, they keep saying that warriors will get stronger when they know what it’s like to die. Words are impermeable to their heads.”

“In honesty, we cannot demand anything face to face. Their appearance is frightening. We have higher levels, but using brute strength over them might turn us into enemies of the Arpen Empire.”

“Even if a few more die from now, the hunting plans will not change one bit.”

After the third day, the users gathered around early in the morning and discussed their dissatisfaction. Some decided to quit.

“This is as far as I will go. Best of luck to you all, stay safe.”

“Yeah. I’m quitting too. I thought I was lending a hand in slaying the Black Dragon, but this isn’t the way I wanted it to be.” 

A number of quitters sprang from the group, unable to withstand the rigorous schedule. 

“I should have hunted alone.”

“Same here. If we talk about efficiency, there are better hunting grounds than this place. We don’t have to be here alongside people who are lower in levels than us.”

However, the entire scene was being filmed by several broadcast networks.

Weed was granted of all rights regarding broadcasting to all those who agreed to participate in the hunt of the Black Dragon Kaybern.

The quest signees certainly agreed because they desired to be on the broadcast, and imagined to being portrayed as brave heroes on TV.

The scene of themselves charging towards Black Dragon Kaybern!

Weed spoke with the broadcast personnel on the side. 

“Please have a devilish producer on this broadcast.”

“Are you being serious?”

“Yes. Good footage will come through soon enough, but there will be some trial and error. I need someone who is going to edit “out of context” intentionally. A show needs a catch for it to be successful.”

“That is the way it works, but…”

“If we do not pull this off, the other broadcasts will get increased views.”

Weed’s influence in the broadcast industry was absolute. Even in the past, his fame turned all major broadcast networks to bow under him.

Now that he had control over the Central Continent and established domination, the broadcast networks surely knew well of his acumen. 

“We shall find the most infamous producers.”

“Yes. But, it must be completely factual. No forgery. I do not like controversy smoking up among the viewers. A bit of seasoning is acceptable. It makes a dish taste rich.”

The captains and department chiefs of all broadcast stations took Weed’s words to heart.

“We can get a good shot right here where the users are taking off…”

“You bet. I think it will serve well for the intro.”

“This will grab some attention for sure.” 

The infamous producers with their relentless editing skills sent on air the users that were complaining about the battles and food soon after they got to the desert.

Moreover, they added special effects to the scenery of the desert from which the users were drifting away.

The scenes of Black dragon Kaybern attacking Castle Evaluk, cities being destroyed by monsters, and civilians being slaughtered overlapped with the users that were leaving.

The devilish producers were stirring up emotional appeal with their expertise.

I am watching the live cast right now, and I’m at a loss for words. They went all the way to the desert to slay Kaybern, but all they did was complain and now they’re just quitting?

Why go there in the first place if you’re gonna do that?

Did they expect to live in hotels at the desert or something?

Dragon Slaying. They all gathered their strengths for that grand objective. They were too low-level to confront the dragon, hence they hunted with great effort. For them to quit so early though…

Ha… That is annoying. They’re pissing me off..

Bacus? That user led them to quit. 

The aftereffect of broadcast was as substantial, no different from a live cast. The internet went viral, and Bacus appeared at the very top of the real time search.

1st Bacus

2nd Seoyoon

3rd Bacus runaway

4th Bacus Level

5th Seoyoon Goddess

6th Bacus Character

7th Weed

8th Seoyoon School

9th Seoyoon Body

10th Kaybern

 

From 1st to 10th on the search engine, Bacus appeared 4 times.

It was the power of the media, but it was also that Bacus was a famous user over level 500.

On the next day, the users were battling on the hunting grounds without any other thoughts.

Due to the influence of the media, they realized what kind of negativity they could receive. 

“Now they’re really up to the task.”

Even Geomchi and the instructors were satisfied.

Bacus and the runaways returned hastily in the morning.

“I apologize. Everyone. I will fight with my all from now on.”

In a few hours, his attitude had changed completely.

 

***

 

Weed commenced the monster eradication with those who gathered for the Kaybern hunt.

Mages and archers flew toward the monsters, riding on the backs of the Avians.

Numerous kinds of monsters spawned on ground level from the dungeons and were advancing towards human cities.

Weed’s shout exploded. 

Fire. Blast them away!

Thousands of magical spells of mages bombarded the ground, and archers fired arrows.

They were job classes most specialized in ranged attack!

Kuuuoogh! Unleash the wrath of Kaybern-nim!

 The skins of the monsters turned black, raising their defense and attack.

The ones that crawled out from the deepest parts of the dungeons were powerful, able to withstand several magical attacks.

They resisted by tossing boulders into the sky and activated their special abilities that raised winds.

Even so, the scattershot of magical spells were about to annihilate the monsters.

“Dead Rise!”

Weed summoned the undead.

A combination of mages and necromancers that never in any way seemed harmonious!

On top of the massive firepower, the undead that will draw the enemy were summoned.

The mages at the end of battle were amazed.

“I gained so many levels.”

“Combat achievements complete just like that.”

In a party of 5 or 6, the mages only use spells necessary in hunting.

The usual spells that they practice are types of spells that deal fatal damage to a monster or two.

By following Weed, they were able to spam AOE spells that caused mass destruction.

The lesser monsters were cleaned out by the undead, and the Avians willingly offered post-battle assistance.

The observing novice Avians were responsible for descending to the ground and collecting the loot.

For the mage attacks, it was impossible to assess who killed which monster. Therefore, it was decided on the method to sell all the loot at once and split the profit.

“Wow… This is miraculous.”

“Isn’t the leveling speed like 10 times faster?”

“If I followed Weed-nim since the beginning, level 600 wouldn’t be such a dream right about now.” 

The mages and archers that were close to level 500 were overwhelmed with excitement.

The pace of leveling was unbelievably high, taking into account the fact that all the monsters have been scooped out by Kaybern.

Only Romuna and Pale were speechless.

‘The hunting speed is indeed quick. It will be mind-blowing. They will realize though, that speed isn’t everything.’

‘One will truly realize the potential of intense labor when observing Weed-nim firsthand.’

The hunting went on until the evening, but the mages were too overwhelmed with joy for them to complain. Nevertheless, the sun had set and stars were filling up the night sky with seemingly no end to the hunting.

“Excuse me… When are we going to take a break?”

Someone cautiously approached Weed riding on Wy-three. 

“Rest on the backs of the Avians.”

“Pardon?”

“There will be a break for about 5 minutes.”

“That’s rest?”

“We will rest during transport and will fight when we arrive at the destination.”

“…!”

“Are you hungry at all?”

“Uh, yes!”

“I arranged lunch packs at the next battle location. Lively Avians are on standby as well. We can take flight right away.”

An endless, rigorous battle schedule!

They flew over the sky of Versailles Continent and put down the monsters.

The following day, Bacus’ riot in the southern desert was exposed, causing the mages and archers that were talking joyfully to shut their mouths. They realized that they had no spare energy to talk.

The monsters in Versailles Continent were being swept out on a grand scale.

The outskirt villages and small villages that have just been established were rescued from the threats of monsters.

(To be continued…)

 


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V54C3P3 – All That Labor Work

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“A dragon hunt. Isn’t that a bit reckless?”

“It seems that way. It is too dangerous, having seen the battle between the Hermes Guild and the dragon.”

The meeting began with a skeptical atmosphere.

The lords scanned one another and withheld their true feelings.

‘This scene is being broadcasted live. Maintaining a solemn tone and somber facial expression is the key here. I will stall for a while then engage quickly at the right time.’

‘This is a dragon hunt led by Weed himself. It isn’t important that we are successful in this mission; what is important is participating in his plan.’

‘Exercising domination over the continent? First, I have to establish a foundation as lord. That means I cannot afford to fall out from events like this.’

‘These guys are all going to join anyway. CTS Media proposed this conference and not a single one turned it down.’  

 The lords exchanged eye contact and hid their thoughts. 

‘Weed… Who knows what kind of grudge he is going to hold if we were to reject his offer.’

‘We will double-cross him when the time is right but until then, we shall serve as loyal henchman. We will shadow him well, so that he will have complete trust in us. We will build trust and make sure that he will never suspect us. Our factions will grow and at the moment of truth, we will smack him on the back of his head!’ 

This conference took place alongside a number of underlying grand schemes from the individual lords. No one announced non-participation and the day dragged on, finally coming to a conclusion in the evening.

“The users wish for the peace of this continent. The Black Lion Guild will put an end to Kaybern no matter the sacrifice.”

“The Black Sword Mercenaries will also do the same. We shall lead the front lines.”

“The Lion Star is comprised of brave warriors. We will gladly join the hunt. Without us, the dragon hunt will be a difficult mission.”

“We are the Candera Guild, a union reborn from 7 different guilds. We will show what we are capable of, in the name of light and peace in the continent and the Arpen Empire.”

The Arpen Empire’s lords of several cities and vast lands were all burning with ambition.

Thus, they all confirmed participation in Weed’s dragon hunt without considering the risks.

Weed assessed objectively that the hunt for the Dark Dragon Kaybern was improbable. There were steps to take no matter how badly he wanted to slay the Black Dragon. 

“I have to force our probability to be higher.”

There was no requirement for the hunt other than a minimum level of 400 and therefore, over 500,000 users signed up with more continuing to do so, which was a great asset.

High-level users in both the North and Central Continent all competed to sign up. Though it was uncertain how many would actually prove their worth on the battlefield.

“What are your plans for all these users?”

Pale asked with a spark of curiosity.

To think that he would proceed with the quest storming around with such a huge crowd of users.

He anticipated backlash if they were to be divided and only some of them accepted. Even the users that had no real intention of fighting would feel irritated when they were to be turned down.

“They have to be exploited.”

“Pardon?”

“What do you think is the advantage of intensive labor?”

“Mmm. Accomplishment after diligent work?”

“It’s different. That is the perspective of the laborers, and to speak from the point of an exploitative owner… Eh-Hem. More heads mean securing more labor force. Expansion of the labor force. This is crucial. Put them on any kind of task, exploit them, and it solves everything.”

“…?” 

Pale could not get his head around it. He was a person with a kind nature who always thought logically and empathetically. 

However, Weed’s theory was plain simple.

There is a mountain.

It needs to be moved.

What I have is a huge labor force. 

When it came to problem solving, the smart ones will concern themselves about the most efficient method. There were possibilities of achieving the goal using the least amount of effort through creative and innovative methods. Weed was different.

‘Why do you have to think about it? Just make them move it.’

He had the real mind of an exploitative, abusive owner!

True intensive labor was to get them working as much as possible.

The fault in his system however, was that the users that have gathered before him could not be considered great laborers yet.

They were beings that could think for themselves and see through him.

As civilization became more developed and advanced, people received better education which  resulted in overly smart individuals.

Weed decided to use Geomchi and the apprentices for this matter.

“Master. Please take on a hundred of these people.”

“Easy. Can I do as I please?”

“Of course. They signed the registration forms, so we’re in the clear.”

“Kids nowadays are not so keen on listening…”

“I will take care of that. You can take them around in your own fashion. Brothers too, please take on some people.”

Weed took the users that were exceptionally skilled out of the warrior classes that wielded weapons and left them all up to Geomchi, Geomchi2, the instructors and apprentices.

“It will be alright to put them through danger. I got them to sign the contract, so it is their own fault if they die. Train them strictly and turn them into useful warriors for me.”

“You got it.”

He carefully selected the most skilled individuals out of the users that gathered to the proclamation of slaying the dragon. 

He planned to take them to the southern desert and fight alongside with Geomchi and the apprentices. 

“The higher their levels, the greater their combat strength will become with adjustments to their inefficiency in fighting styles. Moreover, they need to learn themselves of what they need to do when they confront the dragon.”

 Weed believed that it was necessary to transform the combat styles of the users.

The higher the level, the less they engage in dangerous situations. The losses of dying were too immense so there were many that huddle safely and hunt monsters of moderate level at a stable pace. It is as if they are the type of people who became stronger at a consistent pace much like studious high-schoolers that study extensively at their desks.

Even in modern sports such as baseball and soccer, the approach is scientific unlike it was in the past.

Overworking the body wears it out, reduces motor abilities and leads to injuries.

‘But, this is Royal Road. One cannot exercise 100% of his ability if he’s too worried about death.’ 

A lot of the users that played rough in the hunting grounds were part of the Hermes Guild.

“It would be helpful if I experience tough battles as much as I can. If I don’t, I will only be a bystander when the battle with the dragon begins.”

Weed sent all the so-called elites to the southern desert and spoke to the remaining users.

“You will all be going around hunting.  There are commanding officers that did a good deal back in Garnav Plains, and people like Roam-nim and Carlise-nim will be there to lead you all. I will arrange the best hunting grounds and environment for a crash leveling program.” 

The situation was grave with all monsters on the move at once.

He used the justification of the need for growth in order to slay the dragon, meaning that he was planning to mobilize all users in the monster eradication. 

“Please do your best. I will only take reports of results.”

“Understood. Weed-nim.”

“Roam-nim. I expect a lot from you. Can I trust that you will do much more than the other battalions?”

“I will certainly live up to your expectations.” 

Weed divided 400,000 users into 1,000 battalions and spread them across the entire continent.

This process only took one day!

Those that joined for the dragon hunt did not expect it to be handled with such speed.

Some of them headed to the southern desert and the rest scattered to all parts of the continent.

There was no specific plan set, but the exploitation of user labor and the competition between commanding officers would set everything in motion. 

It was obvious that the security of the continent had increased by at least 2 levels with just this plan.

Many villages and cities that were vulnerable to destruction would be saved.

Mapan jiggled his thick cheeks as he watched the turn of events.

“You are amazing, Weed-nim! I thought I caught up to you to a considerable extent, but you overcame another level when you became Emperor.”

“….. 

Zephyr who was standing beside him thought in simple terms.

 ‘I guess he’s talking about how fast the matters are being dealt with? How incredible his initiative is.’ 

He thought lightly, but the following comment by Mapan was not what he expected.

“K-hu-hu.You really saw their weakness. If the goal was to eradicate the monsters, it would have been difficult to gather over 400,000 high-level users. Furthermore, it would have been impossible to be on the move and fight for days.”

Indeed, it would have been tough even if a tremendous fortune was spent for it.

It could never have been achieved even with the wealth of the Mapan Association that has climbed to commercial supremacy in the Northern Continent and expanded to the Central regions.

“However, with a few words he changed the ultimate goal into Kaybern and listed this process as a milestone… I bet that they will suffer, but many will believe that it cannot be helped. They will struggle to become stronger.”

“…..”

Zephyr could now see reality more clearly.

All Weed had done was set out a proclamation and spoke a few comments.

With just that, he rounded up 400,000 high-level users that usually cannot even be present in one location, and sent out for hunting like slaves.

‘WIth no rewards involved. With just the meaning of companionship for the greater goal…’ 

The situation hasn’t changed, but the mentality of the users transformed.

From this point on, the users mobilized in a hard journey of monster hunting will not blame Weed.

That is because the hastily formed battalions will compete for performance, and all of that had become a stepping stone in the grand scheme of defeating Kaybern.

‘With such ease… He drafted an army and threw them into eradicating monsters.’ 

Zephyr had first met Weed long ago as a comrade and thought plainly about him.

It was surprising to see Weed accomplish incredible quests and become famous, but he thought it could happen to anyone.

Weed always had luck and suffering wherever he went. 

‘It was just that he excelled in judgment. Everyone goes through difficult matters in life, but Weed-nim resolved all of it in some way.’

Weed was a tough cookie, a genius of war, and he possessed a gifted survival instinct.

He was an instigator that knew how to use other users, was capable of planning great strategies and had the initiative to accomplish them in any way he could.

‘I used to think lightly of him because he was always complaining about buying salt for 200 won more. Now that I think about it, he isn’t an ordinary man.’

Zephyr felt as if Weed, who he met by coincidence, becoming the emperor of Arpen Empire was set in the stars.

“Your commanding officer is me. You will all stick with me.” 

Weed sent the elite forces, warriors and knights to the southern desert. However, he organized the rest of the job classes into battalions under his direct command.

*Rumble-rumble.*

There was a commotion amongst the users.

“Are we really travelling with Weed-nim?”

“I think he’s planning to level us up.”

“This won’t be an easy job. My level is almost 500.”

“That’s amazing. I didn’t think I would get to go hunting. I expected solely quests.”

“We get to go on air too.” 

The users were purely in excitement.

They felt light-hearted and intrigued going on a hunt with Weed as if they were out for a picnic.

Though, the faces of Pale and Romuna had long turned pale. 

“Leveling them up?”

“A crash course at that…”

 

(To be continued…)

 


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V54C3P2 – All That Labor Work

Par mimosab

Thanks to Armada, UnrivaledH, Idzuwan & Arvin for the proofreading!



The Roam Guild and Black Lion Guild formed a temporary alliance and actively cleansed Tullen and Aidern of monsters.

– The Black Lion Guild will rise again.
– Come. Roam will lead you on the battlefield!

Though the Arpen Empire conquered the Central Continent, many users were expectantly watching the prestigious guilds come forth.

“This looks like a battle we can win.”

“Yeah. Carlise isn’t the type to challenge the monsters face to face.”

“The monsters rushing toward Pihallos Fortress. That place isn’t as fortified as the Odin Fortress, but it’s impregnable and therefore, a good chance for the hunt.”

“I accepted a quest that requires 300 kills of eight-legged Tandos. Those were extremely difficult to kill, so I gave up on it after barely managing to get two kills. Those scum are on their way and that means I’m in for this battle.”

The Central Continent users joined under the flags planted by the Black Lion Guild, Roam Guild, Cloud Guild, Lion Star, and Blacksword Mercenaries.

The other guilds that faded away in the past rose again, and most of the important guild figures had become lords after having spent their entire fortune.

Various factions warred against the monsters in the vicinity of their territories.

“As expected from the Black Lion Guild. They are a force to be reckoned with.”

“Wow… Look at Roam fight. I never knew they were so skillful.”

“They’re outdated rankers, but their skills are still alive and sharp. No joke. Even their skill macro, decisiveness, and instantaneous reflexes.”

The users that were observing from afar their fights against the monsters and were overwhelmed with admiration.

They came to realize that veteran prestigious guilds were not born out of nothing.

Those from the prestigious guilds were content.

“It is pleasing to signal our revival with this monster hunt.”

“We gain the trust of users and expand our faction… Isn’t that two birds with one stone?”

“I like it now that we are freely active. Before, it was war with just one step out of our territory. Now, we can do things and be respected by the users at the same time.”

These users that bought their lord seats took on the concerns themselves.

The standards of the users had made a leap after the Arpen Empire had made a huge investment.

They could not reign and exploit freely like in the days of the Haven Empire, instead they had developed the desire to gain respect from the citizens as lords.

“So, the lord of Alaka City invested 40 million gold?”

“Yes. They have re-paved the roads in the city and are planning on rebuilding the industrial sector. Reports confirm that the goal is to rise up as the most beautiful industrial city in the Central region.”

“We cannot lag behind. Invest in the industrial sector and the residential sector simultaneously, as well as the Great Landmark. Get started on that as well.”

The lords received reports through their secretaries and made numerous investments into their cities. Handling the authority on internal affairs and construction of the city, the Lords amused themselves as if they were gods.

They could pocket their greed for both politics and honor at the same time, so they did not have hesitation in investing. However, the marching monsters were a tricky case to deal with.

“Ask for assistance from neighboring factions to help with eradication.”

“That will likely come at a price. Are you okay with that?”

“It probably won’t be all that much money…. I cannot afford to see my city trampled by monsters.”

The lords voluntarily competed against one another under the ruling of the Arpen Empire.

Though they were suffering some losses due to the monsters spawned by Kaybern, the monsters were being fended off effectively. Then, the recruitment form by Weed was posted at the entrance of all castles and villages in Versailles Continent.

 


In search of a hero!

 

The fate of the Versailles Continent is in danger by Kaybern.

The Hermes Guild is to blame!

The things we are already going through and will come to experience will destroy the peace and prosperity of the continent that we are yearning for.

Do we have to continue being victimized by monsters and natural disasters?

Is it really impossible to defeat Kaybern?

We are seeking a hero who will step up for the Versailles Continent.

I am in search of individuals who wish to defeat the Black Dragon Kaybern alongside me and become true saviors.

It is a dangerous mission, but those who are willing to put their honor on the line and step up to the plate, meet me at the Earth Palace!


 

The declaration that began with blame, ended with the conclusion of recruiting heroes.

“It’s a dragon hunt!”

“Woah. A hero recruitment for confronting Kaybern…”

“If it’s Weed’s declaration, the best rankers in Royal Road will gather. Except for the Hermes Guild, that is.”

“No kidding. This is sick.”

Royal Road heated up in a blaze. It was hard to tell the odds, but it was about joining Weed’s adventure. The contents of the declaration was too sweet for high-level users to pass by.

***

 

“The Black Dragon Kaybern…”

Mule fell in agony.

Towards the end, she stood on the side of the Arpen Empire and quit the Hermes Guild.

She was still holding her position as the lord of the vast lands of Nest and Gradian region.

“Is it really possible to hunt down a dragon?”

Mule was one of the most skilled users in in Royal Road, but she lacked confidence.

She witnessed firsthand and also watched the footage of how Kaybern fights several times.

“Fighting a dragon… Maybe in a year, but definitely not this time around.”

Mule pondered, then whispered to Hwaryeong.

“I heard news that Weed-nim is seeking heroes to slay the Black Dragon Kaybern.”

– Hwaryeong : Yes. Are you signing up?

“Before that… Are we really going to hunt Kaybern? Or is he just trying to demonstrate some kind of commitment by gathering these users?”

Mule was unsure of Weed’s true intentions.

She thought that he was making a desperate attempt to calm the public sentiment as the Emperor of the Arpen Empire.

– Hwaryeong : We are really going to hunt him down. I heard that Weed-nim has a quest against Kaybern called the True Savior.

“Is that so?”

– Hwaryeong : It appears that it only shows up to those who have ventured and completed the most achievements. It’s S rank difficulty linked quest. I think he plans to follow through with that quest.

After hearing Hwayryeong’s explanation, Mule’s heart wavered.

‘Is this for real? If there is a quest involved, that’s changes the plot slightly.’

Even if an enemy cannot be defeated normally, there was a chance of succeeding through a quest.

Furthermore, if Weed himself is going out there, he may have seen some kind of a scenario that she wasn’t aware of yet.

From the time she turned away from the Hermes guild, she was easily swayed by others.

With the right level of persuasion, she was the type to dive right in!

– Hwaryeong : Weed-nim has changed the history of the Versailles Continent. He defeated the Embinyu Order as well.

“I suppose he did. But, I believe that this dragon is an exception.”

– Hwaryeong : We cannot speak with logic, because he defies it. However, if you do not proceed on the quest with Weed-nim, you will live a life of regret.

The God of War, Weed.

Even in the days when the Hermes Guild had complete dominance over the continent, Weed and his quests were a subject of admiration.

The rankers that claimed to be the best also had to watch idly on broadcast while sucking on their thumbs.

‘If I participate in the quest that may change the continent… Even if I end up losing my life, wouldn’t that be worth it?’

Mule was avaricious not for combat or hunting, but the quest.

“Alright. I will be participating.”

– Sure. Go ahead.

***


Farmer Miretas, seamstress Dragore, bard Marey and architect Mibullo.

The users at the peak of their fields gathered in a separate meeting.

“Wouldn’t we be able to contribute in slaying the Black Dragon Kaybern?”

The expressions of the other users turned serious by Mibullo’s suggestion.

“It’s a nice idea, but a seamstress has no combat abilities. What kind of help would that be?”

Dragore tried to break away slowly.

The long journey of the seamstress master was about to end, but the amount of laundry ahead was piled up like a mountain.

He had to sew up the torn ends and had to promote beautiful designs for the trend.

At first he aimed for the very first master of a job class, but even if that wasn’t the case anymore; it was still an honorable goal.

Above all else, he desired the title of being the first  master seamstress and did not want to invest his time in anything else.

“I will be joining. Definitely.”

Bard Marey decided to participate thinking that he would be able to see spectacular scenes.

Miretas was a farmer, but he wanted to contribute in some way.

“The corrupted rain by the Black Dragon is causing the crops to wither away. It feels like a personal attack on me, so I am surely participating.”

The gazes of the three users were now directed at Dragore.

“Ah… This is quite the pressure.”

Dragore contemplated for a moment, but the thoughts of the Northern users went through his mind.

The bright, happy users enjoying Royal Road. 

“Alright. I got it. I will do the same. I will! I mean, I don’t know if there will be anything for me to do.”

Thus, the four users collectively decided to join the quest to slay the Black Dragon Kaybern.

 

***

 

“I think I have to change my sword if I want to butcher that dragon.”

“Hu-hu. Finally, we are going to hunt that dragon.”

“It also kind of counts as a bird, so it must be delicious when cooked.”

Geomchi, the instructors, and the apprentices all decided to follow Weed without the need for questions.

The unscrupulous 505 warriors!

Pale however did not want to accept this fate so easily this time.

‘It is a world of pain going with Weed-nim. I can’t stay behind, but I have to show that I am not an easy man to convince.’

Surely though, his path was already set in stone.

“Son. You must lead from the front for this adventure.”

“Sorry? Why, mom?”

“So that you will be clearly seen on the broadcast.”

“K-hmm. I am actually fairly well known.  I even been on a few shows as a guest host.”

Pale was confident in his own combat abilities.

While he could not compare to Weed, he was skilled enough to carry his own weight while following Weed around.

“You won’t be seen easily if you just fire arrows from the rear. You aren’t muscular and not good-looking either like that fisherman friend of yours, Zephyr.”

“But, but…”

“You’re still going to join even if everyone else tell you not to.”

Pale expressed dissatisfaction, but deep down he was waiting for the moment to do a quest together with Weed.

For him, his life in Royal Road had come too far for him to start a normal one. 

He chose to be with his comrades like Bellot, Irene, and Surka. Hwaryeong also decided to join this quest.

“This is going to be a blast.”

She was a passionate woman who loved adventures more than anything.

“This is pretty worrisome.”

“Tell me about it. She’s in it for a world of pain.”

“They say hardship of youth are invaluable, but tagging along Weed is seriously difficult.”

“He’s superhuman.”

Python and Seasoned Crab also contemplated, but soon decided to participate.

Roam, Carlise, Michel, and Gunter.

They hosted a gathering with the other neighboring lords.

The get together was comprised of high-level users that were active in old guilds.

They harbored a deep grudge against one another, but after having been defeated by the Hermes Guild, they moved on from the past and were currently a joint force.


(To be continued…)

 


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V54C3P1 – All That Labor Work

Par mimosab

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The Northern region faced great danger due to the monster invasion.

“Krook!”

“Groak-Groak!”

The monsters freely roamed the earth while travelling users lost their lives.

The users headed to the hunting grounds also had to be cautious.

“Why are there so many of them?”

“They’re all clustered. Drawing their attention will be troublesome.”

“Shh. I can see a green monster over there.”

“By its appearance, isn’t that Warek? He’s not supposed to spawn in this area.”

“It’s a reptile-type monster over level 400.”

“It saw us just now.”

“It is Warek. We are all dead. All of us…”

The Northern Continent had become a dozen times more dangerous due to the changes in the monster’s habitat and range of activity!

The Central Continent users shared the same fear of death as the national security became unstable.

When Royal Road first began, each Kingdom had its own stable army and soldiers stationed at the cities and fortresses.

These knights, soldiers, and mercenaries were NPCs.

The army automatically protected against the monster invasions and eliminated bandits, providing security.

Haven, Kalamore, Gradian, Nest, Dale, Aidern, Tullen, Harpan, Lasalle, Bremen, Sur, and Subain. 

The armies that they commanded diminished over time in the wars between the prestigious guilds.

When the Hermes Guild united the Central Continent, their numbers were already below half, and the elite forces that struggled to the end, disappeared altogether in the Garnav Plains.

The vast Central Continent of various cities and fortresses had no traces of an army.

“Looking for a companion on the way to Singleton Village. The security is unstable, so I am looking for someone to travel with me.”

“Haven’t you heard? That village is long gone.”

“What do you mean gone?”

“It was overrun by monsters yesterday. The monsters took over the village and are now residing in the houses.”

“Oh dear…”

Many users at the town square near the fountain were in a state of confusion.

“Weed shouldn’t be focused in protecting just the North. This place is his land too.”

“Yeah. If Weed came for us, we would have been safe as well.”

A lot of them showed feelings of disappointment towards Weed. If nearby cities or villages were to be conquered by monsters, the danger would creep closer to the gates, which would add fuel to their fears.

“That may be so. However, we cannot ask of him to protect the entire Central Continent as it’s only been a few days since we all became a part of the Arpen Empire.”

“Weed has been eradicating monsters every single day… Who can blame him?”

“It seems the monsters suddenly multiplied tenfold. A wrong turn of events and we will die surrounded by monsters. It looks truly dangerous outside the gates.”

The users were shaken by fear within the cities of the Central Continent.

The major cities and trade hubs with frequent activity of high-level users, and other regions with combat guilds were better off in this crisis.

Even so, the cities in regions with less users were wary of being taken over by an immediate monster invasion.

***

 

Weed assembled his comrades and the executives of the Grass Porridge Cult for a countermeasure conference.

This time around, various high-level users and job classes joined the Arpen Empire.

‘I will award them with adequate titles and root them with responsibilities.’

The overissuance of titles without any salary!

Even the most popular users in Royal Road stared at Weed in awe.

“Wow… It really is Weed-nim.”

“To see him up close like this, it is giving me goosebumps.”

They each had their own contributions and reputation, but Weed’s honor and achievements were far more greater than all of them combined.

Weed took a sip of Grass Porridge Tea and spoke.

“I believe that the large hordes of monsters in the Northern regions can be taken care of. I cannot say the same for the smaller groups of monsters roaming around, causing substantial damage across the continent.”

He excluded the part about him having a blast summoning the Undead.

He mass slaughtered the approaching monsters at the fort wall day and night, enjoying the opportunity for leveling up to its fullest.

Among the users, a good proportion of them were glad for the chance to slaughter monsters.

Even the monsters that dwell deep within the dungeons and are tricky to hunt, swarmed towards the wall and fell prey to the slaughter.

Magical materials, production materials, equipment, and the rise of new combat related quests were derived from these battles.

At Varden Fortress, a boss-level battle occuring every day caused high-level users to camp there.

Weed frowned lightly.

“High-level users can brave this situation, but there are more monsters across the entire continent. It has become too cruel of a world for novice players.”

“Gosh… How can Weed-nim look out for novice players even at a time like this?”

Saintess Lemon of the Grass Porridge Cult!

Her sparkling eyes were rose-tinted completely over him.

‘He’s such a great person.’

The achievements he had accomplished until now were countless, and even his actions and attitude were gracious towards the weak.

While she was still in her late teens, while she was still impressionable, she had come across Weed!

‘Will I ever meet someone like him again?’

Lemon desperately wanted to be in a relationship with Weed. But, she gave up on it because her competitor was Seoyoon.

Surka clicked her tongue as she observed Lemon’s envious stare.

‘It’s going to take about 3 months until she discovers Weed-nim’s true side…’

Weed’s closest comrades understood it.

Weed was not a bad guy. However, there was an ominous scheme behind his special, kind words!

Mapan saw through the deception the best. 

‘The novices have to grow well. There are many high-level users in the continent, but the structure of the Arpen Empire is built upon the novices… Also, you cannot underestimate their spending. The novices are the future.’

Weed grinned generously like he was grooming his home-grown chicken Half-Seasoned Half-Fried.

“The novices are the same kind of citizens to me. Of course I must tend to them.”

“Wow…”

“We really picked the right guy.”

“If Weed-nim wasn’t here for us, Royal Road would have turned into a harsh place.”

With treacherous greed, he convinced the hearts of the users present at the conference.

Weed looked to the continental map marked with the terrain and cities, and continued to speak.

“Our crop harvest will decline due to the contaminated rain. Isn’t that so, Miretas-nim?”

The continent’s best farmer, Miretas was also present in the conference.

He rose to one of the most influential figures in the Arpen Empire due to his honor, skills, and achievements.

“We will continue to observe further on exactly how much of the crops will die out, but given the activity of the monsters, we will have to brace for half the total amount.”

“If the amount of harvest declines, the price of it will increase.”

“That is likely.”

“Overall, that will lead to a downslide in the tourist industries. The danger is not our only problem, as the scenery will be affected if the grass and trees wither away. The cities in the Central Continent are prone to destruction… and the taxes too…”

Weed could not bear the sadness. He could bide physical pain, but a decline in the income was terrible.

“We, the North will defend ourselves, so how about Weed-nim descends down to the Central Continent?”

Surka made an abrupt suggestion.

Weed pondered for a moment, then shook his head.

“A few hordes of monsters can be dealt with, as it currently stands. But, if the situation becomes too grave, we may have to resort to your suggestion.”

Gathering the users and fighting against the monsters was only slowing down the progress of the given situation.

The destruction of cities and villages could not be prevented.

Seamstress Dragore slowly raised his hand.

He was on the final step of his job class master quest, where he had to look for a spider only mentioned in the legends.

The quest was to find the essence of sticky spiderwebs. He was unsure how to progress for  the time being, and he had joined the conference.

“Um… So, I think that it isn’t just a matter of the monsters. Oh, of course the monsters are dangerous. However, I think the real problem lies in our territory.”

“Territory?”

Surka repeated after him, and Dragore collected his thoughts before speaking again.

“The small villages with few users will not be able to withstand the monsters. Moreover, there will be damages to be suffered in the merchants’ trades.”

Mapan nodded his head. Speak of the devil, a few locations of the Mapan Merchant Association were being pillaged by the monsters.

“Yes. The trades of the Association has become significantly more risky. Thanks to that, market prices are rising.”

“If the merchants are faced with losses, they will eventually stop doing business in those locations, yes?”

“Well… Some may risk it, but it won’t be easy.”

“I agree. If merchants are avoiding those locations, I think that the only users going there will be adventurers. The regions will not only have their cities razed, but they will become the territory for monsters.”

Lemon who had been daydreaming came back to her senses in a snap.

“It will be horrible for that to happen.”

If the users’ are negligent, the monsters will take over these territories.

This will not only add instability to the Arpen Empire’s security, but will also allow the monsters to build strongholds and reproduce.

Locations like Vargo Fortress, where surrounding regions of undeveloped lands and mountainous terrain prevent monster invasions served as critical strategic points.

The monsters were being defeated frequently at such locations, but if the territory of the monsters were to expand, such events could occur anywhere in Versailles Continent.

Architect Mibullo uttered.

“As time passes, the territory of the monsters will indeed expand further. After all, there is no such thing has a perfect defense. The cities will be deserted, and the crop harvest will decline…”

Python who usually hated being a part of discussions also spoke out.

I can only suspect that the situation will become more problematic the longer we drag this on. If it gets to a point where the users themselves have to defend their home cities and villages, they will not have any trust left over in the government of the Arpen Empire.

Those who participated in the conference felt that the crisis was no ordinary one.

The reason that they were able to hold on despite Kaybern destroying the major cities one by one was because Versailles was massive. In the perspective of the Arpen Empire,  the users could bite their teeth and transfer their establishment to another city. Though, if the monsters continue to multiply in numbers and their conduct becomes more active, user activity will be daunted significantly.

The Arpen Empire will also collapse instantaneously if the users all decided to turn away.

‘The Haven Empire, and now the Arpen Empire. The losses across the Versailles Continent will be tremendous.’

‘We may have prospered until now… We may have lived through battles only to perish now’

‘More monsters, more powerful than before. It will become really dangerous. The world will become nothing like it was before.’

The higher level users felt excitement, as this was a complete shift in balance.

Until now, it was about a war between factions of users. From this point, they must defeat the monsters in order to survive.

The broadcast stations including CTS Media were concerned about the extinction of Versailles Continent, but the users at first felt that it was exaggerated. 

The high-level users were welcoming of more prey to hunt, while the low-level users thought this situation had nothing to do with themselves.

Some users treated Kaybern’s appearance as an exciting event.

The fact that a certain catastrophe was behind the continental danger could only be grasped by those that were present in the conference.

“A war for human survival…”

Weed felt the pressure and responsibility as the Emperor of the Arpen Empire.

‘These people will not stick by my side forever. Same goes for the Grass Porridge Cult.’

He even refused to trust the Northern users who had proven themselves willing to sacrifice themselves for him. 

The dissatisfaction of the users would increase inevitably as territories dwindle and cities were destroyed.

‘The world must be looked over with a realistic perspective. Everyone hates to face losses. Without hope, they will rage and turn their backs. I wanted to save this resort until I had a clear estimate after training in the warrior class.  Time may not be on my side until then.’

Weed struck down with a decision.

“Let’s hunt down Kaybern. Send the word out to all users that I plan to assemble a dragon slayer squad, and share with everyone the quest that has S rank difficulty and is related to the dragon; the True Savior quest.”

This was destined to be a real struggle!

There are always those that want to become a savior of the world.

He decided to assemble all of them for battle and proceed with the Savior’s quest simultaneously.

(To be continued…)

 


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V54C2P4 – Dragon’s Attack

Par mimosab

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Weed commanded the war at the fort walls of Port Varna after his patrol over at Morata.

He raised the Undead and heightened the morale of the users with his shouts.

– Retaliate, my subjects… Defend our territory!

“Fire wildly.”

“Use up all the arrows.”

Warriors, mages, fishermen, and merchants all fired arrows at the monsters from the top of the fort walls. To be shooting arrows on the swarm of monsters was also a great opportunity for a large amount of experience points.

The monsters were cluttered up against the hastily built stone walls and the gate.

Tens and thousands of monsters screamed and climbed in order to invade Port Varna.

“K-argh!”

“Kyaaa-Kyak!”

“Conquer them. Bring glory to Kaybern-nim!”

The monsters under the command of the draconic warriors attempted to break through the gate. Each time the monsters with big builds over 5 to 10 meters smashed their bodies into the steel gate, the shock was formidable.

However, the gate constructed by the architect Mibullo himself did not break so easily.

The fort walls were also thrown up in a rush, but the users stood in tight rows and shot their arrows.

Weed activated his curse spells on the monsters that were trying to destroy the gate.

“Enfeeble! Bottomless Swamp!”

The effect of the magic spells were significant in preventing enemy attacks.

There were various types of monsters that shifted away from their usual habitat after being incited by the draconic warriors.

It was truly a total mobilization of monsters!

A monster could not disobey the command of the dragon which absolute authority and control over them.

Poison type magic spells were specialized against monsters with large amounts of health points or those with dense, armor-like skin.

There are many undeveloped lands and dungeons in proximity of Port Varna, resulting in monsters swarming in from all directions.

They increased in numbers as time passed!

The Northern mages and shamans with the assistance of the Avians arrived from flight.

“The reinforcements are here!”

“We can do this!”

“Grass Porridge!”

“Grass Porridge, Grass Porridge!”

The fort walls were the final lines of defense for Port Varna.

The architects displayed their abilities by hastily installing defensive traps such as trenches, pits filled with steel spikes, and poison swamps.

At the waterfront of Port Varna, massive ships with wide sails approached at full speed, then stopped.

“We are pirates, but we are fond of fights.”

“Aye. We didn’t come because we were afraid of Weed-nim’s threats. We just came to fight monsters. I really had nothing else to do anyway.”

Hye, Fractal and Board Mir.

The 3 mad sharks of Becky Nin joined with the fleet of pirates.

“To the fort walls!”

“Wah!”

“Do not turn your eyes to the shops. I will kick out whoever strays to pillage!”

Users wishing to defend Port Varna continued to gather up. They were users that returned to defend their homeland, and when the monsters advanced they were eager to build combat achievements.

“Fall back if it gets too dangerous. We can send in the reserve troops!”

“We will continue the battle. Even if there are reserve troops, they are just novices.”

“Use boiling oil. Also, focus fire-type spells on them. Their greatest weakness is fire!”

The battle went on for a whole day and night.

“May you live and come back to this land. Come back to this place, a dark and corrupt land. Do not disappear. In the law of darkness engraved to you. Undead Rise!”

Weed commanded the Death Knight Legion through Undead Summoning.

“Van Hawk. You must fight at the heart of enemy lines.”

“Understood, Master!”

The Undead fought intensely against the monsters outside the walls and dissipated away.

Consequently, the waging siege war led to an increasing number of corpses and the Undead could be summoned back at any time.

 


< You have leveled up. >


 

After Kaybern’s movement, the lands overflowed with monsters and Weed’s level was increasing much more quickly.

“This is truly… amazing.”

“The necromancer is the strongest. Take into account the war against the Haven Empire not too long ago.”

“Seriously. When he raises the Undead, he just wins against thousands.”

Weed received the envious attention of the users all to himself.

‘As a warrior… I want to fight alone in the middle of the monster horde, but that is too inefficient. It can’t be helped.’

He could endure a fight in the middle of enemy lines, as he became a warrior.

Withstanding at the center of a hundred thousand enemies with pure strength!

However,  the Undead Summoning was much more effective in a siege war backed up inside the fort walls.

Weed consoled his disappointment by shooting arrows restlessly.The few that climbed the walls, he hacked away with the Loa Sword.

*Slice!*

The sharp sword swung through the monster’s weakest point.

Through countless battles, he could instinctively determine the weakest point of a monster he encountered for the first time.

Pirates, merchants, fishermen, adventurers, divers, ship mates, and ship builders.

Users of different job classes fought to defend Port Varna.

To these users, the port was their home and base over other cities. They retaliated against the monsters on an extensive scale.

“Hurrah!”

“We did it once again!”

The defense of Port Varna was successful!

The swarm of monsters that targeted Morata and Castle Vent were also protected by the active support from the users in each region.

There were losses, but the Dwarves, Elves, and Orcs pitching in helped them hold against the enemy.

“This is a fun fight. Sheek!”

“Tsschwik. The ferocious orc in this neighborhood is me!”

The orc legions proved their worth for all the food they ate away.

The east and northern regions from Castle Vent were dominated and secured by the orcs.

Fort Varden established in advance by Seoyoon was preparing to fend off the monsters advancing from the mountain pass in the northwest.

The monsters were descending through the steep passage between the mountain range.

Weed joined up with Seoyoon, the sculptural creatures and a large number of ordinary troops fighting in the war.

The users that followed them from Morata, Vargo Fortress and Port Varna all joined for the upcoming battle.

“I’m fighting mindlessly, following Weed-nim.”

“This is fun though.”

“It’s safe too. Barely anyone is dying.”

“Is that so? It was really dangerous when we were fighting. I was concerned that the city might be taken over.”

The Central Continent users checked for the others that fought alongside one another, and they were extremely surprised.

“You’re right. The battle was intense, but almost everyone is alive!”

“They always said that if you follow Weed-nim around, you will never die. From hunting parties to just about any battle, it was rare for someone to die. Though there was terrible hardship involved.”

“Of course. That is why he can clear all those quests with ridiculous difficulties.”

“He’s been named officially the Cockroach King.”

Although he was against an enormous amount of enemies, he minimized losses for the users with his wide range of vision and adequate management of the Undead.

At times he daringly gave up on the wall and lured the monsters in, annihilating them.

But after that, architects and users fixed the walls.

Weed thought that it was essential and his duty to prevent the deaths of the users that followed and fought alongside him.

‘They are all my financial resources… If they die, they will become weak and unable to hunt. I will protect these people who will work really diligently like Yellowy.’

To become an exploitative boss, he will take care of them in battle and also offer an opportunity for growth.

Weed shouted for all citizens of the Arpen Empire.

– Everyone, listen to me. We will be victorious yet again.

“Yeah!”

The morale of these users that have experienced victory skyrocketed.

Even if a sizeable swarm of monsters were to invade from the undeveloped lands beyond Fort Varden, they were confident.

Phoenix, Bingryong, the Baraags, King Hydra, and other fearsome sculptural creatures were present.

The war power of the Arpen Empire had assembled at Fort Varden.

The Northerners and the rest of the users had faith in victory after having seen Weed in battles.

Weed shouted once again.

– However, this battle is not for the peace of this continent!

Including Bard Ray, all the famous users were present.

“Not for the peace of the continent?”

“Then, why are we here?”

“We have to stop the monsters. We are here to do exactly that, so why isn’t it for continental peace?”

Confusion among the users were completely resolved with the next shout.

– The peace of this continent? You might as well trade it away for whole-wheat bread. Give up living righteously! Slay those monsters and scavenge the spoils! Skin their leathers and get those treasures. Let’s take a shot at life!

The users that gathered at Fort Varden and the mountain pass all raised their hands high after hearing Weed’s shout.

“Hurrah!”

“Simple is best.”

“Kya-Ha. Very good profit.”

The response was explosive, but some shook their heads. With teary eyes, they looked at Weed afar.

“Every time, Weed-nim lies to us.”

“What lies?”

“He tells us to take all the profit we can, but he himself always stresses over the peace of the continent.”

“Yeah. He takes all the difficult quests on himself.”

The users looked with rose-colored eyes.

Mapan amongst the users nodded his head.

‘This is why fraud can never be rid from this world. The real talents can make the victims feel happy about being cheated. They knowingly fall for it, and they feel even better not knowing.’

What was interesting was that Weed’s fraud still has not resulted in victims yet.

He always stepped up first, sacrificed himself, and created a better future.

‘He isn’t a hero for no reason. He might get himself a historical biography with his zealous frauds.’

The battle of Fort Varden commenced.

– K-wurgh!
– Slaughter has been granted by Kaybern-nim.
– Drench in this bloody carnival!

With the carnivorous tribes at front, giant monsters like the poisonous spiders and centipedes advanced after them. In response, the powers of the North mobilized.

Farmers, architects, divers, lumberjacks, sheppards, and cooks joined as well and carried out their tasks.

– Fight! We can overcome them!

Under Weed’s encouragement, the users gathered in Fort Varden fought through the battle against the army of monsters for many consecutive days, finally succeeded in defending the fort!

Meanwhile, 17 major cities in the Central Continent including Miliam Fortress were destroyed.

Monsters multiplied frantically and pitch-black rain fell from the sky.

*Drizzle.*

The raindrops weren’t warm like the spring rain or the summer rain that cooled down the heat. With the full-scale movement of the Black Dragon Kaybern, the auras of poison and darkness spread out across the world. The influence caused such natural disaster.

 


< Corrupted black rain is falling.
The dull and dark fog surrounds the environment.
The plants are withering away and drying out. >


 

The grass and trees withered away slowly due to the rain pouring the entire day.

The bees and butterflies avoided the flowers and the ripening crops became tainted in black.

“Black Dragon Kaybern… It’s getting on my nerves.”

Weed observed the scenery dying out under the dark rain from the fort walls.

(To be continued…)

 

 


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V54C2P3 – Dragon’s Attack

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Under the blue sky over Vargo Fortress, Bingryong was in flight with its wings spread wide. Its icy skin reflected the sunlight and displayed a flourishing wave of colours.

“Bingryong has arrived!”

“Reinforcements!”

The Elves and the Barbarians that were protecting the walls of Vargo Fortress and the nearby hunters cheered.

*Booom!*

The huge impact of its landing shook the fort wall that was quite a distance away. 

“Tsk. A creature modeled after the great Kaybern-nim… Kill it!”

The draconic warrior that was leading the monsters gave the command. Then, the monsters that were attacking the Vargo Fortress changed target and charged at Bingryong.

 


< Winter’s Root >

Bingryong activated a magic spell.

Nearby monsters gradually froze, starting at their feet.

 


< Glacial Blade >

Bingryong flung its foreleg and a blade of ice about 20 meters long flew across, striking the monsters all at once.


 

“Kugh!”

“It’s extremely powerful.”

When Bingryong was first born, it had such low strength and stamina that it could barely move, and its magic was insignificant.

It was an inherent flaw of life bestowal. It was so disappointing that Weed restricted himself from animating large creatures for quite some time.

However, after steady growth, it demonstrated a combat level fit for representing the sculptural creatures, thanks to its ice and magic attributes.

“Scatter and attack!”

Monsters regrouped around Bingryong. There were at least several hundred, but they struggled with the temperature change as they got closer to Bingryong.

The cold winds that could only be felt in the winter mountains caused the temperature to fall, and their feet froze to the ground with every step.

 


< Cold Fog >

Bingryong activated another magic spell and a thick fog hazed among the monsters.

An ice magic spell that blocks vision and lowers temperature.


 

< Blizzard >

Bingryong did not desire close combat unlike the Black Dragon Kaybern. Since its birth, it stuck to a hunting style that prioritized utmost safety.


 

If it were like any other situation, it would have not even descended to ground level where the monsters were present. Fighting moderately from above fit its cautious and passive personality.

“Go down to the ground, and fight.”

Weed’s thought process for this command was questionable. When Bingryong asked, he answered in the same peculiar manner.

“The dolls modeled after you are selling really well nowadays. Bingryong skateboards and tricycles for kids are ready for launch too. Shouldn’t you appear on broadcast more often at a time like this?”

Bingryong was always among the top 5 most popular sculptural creatures!

Bingryong hastily activated the most advanced spell in its arsenal.

The blizzard swept the monsters from within the dense fog, immediately killing those with low magic resistance.

Then…

Bingryong took a deep breath and…

Bingryong his breath swept over the entire horde.

Starting from the closest monsters,  all of the enemies froze solid in a chain reaction!

“That’s enough for now!”

Bingryong flew up into the sky without any regrets after hearing the voice of its master.

The monsters that died revived as undead with chunks of ice still stuck to their bodies.

 


< You have acquired experience. >

< You have acquired experience. >

< You have acquired experience. >


< Heroic Combat Achievement!
The loyalty of Vargo Fortress citizens is increasing. >


Weed took charge of the siege war against the monsters and swept up experience points.

The efficiency was 3 or 4 times higher than hunting in dungeons, and it was also great for building prestige and combat achievement.

Aside from Undead Summoning, arrows fired from the high grounds of the fort wall pierced straight through the throats of monsters.

“Hmm. I think this side is pretty much wrapped up.”

Weed assured victory as he scouted over the field.

The monsters around level 500s and 600s had pushed aside the Undead and were battering away at the fort wall.

*Boom. Crash!*

The ones with enough force to shake the wall were focused and taken down one by one by the mages and archers.

“Hooray!”

“Killed ‘em. I did it!”

The morale of the defending users was at its highest.

Fundamentally, Vargo Fortress was a solid, strategic stronghold between the mountain pass. Furthermore, endless streams of Northern users joined the battle.

Whenever news of Weed in battle spread, users gathered like a swarm of bees!

They pushed back the monster legion in an intense battle at Vargo Fortress, and another battle was in progress further up the Northern region.

“Everyone, pull yourselves together!”

Seoyoon joined the battle with the gigantic sculptural creatures like King Hydra, Phoenix, Death Worm and the Countryside Snake.

Along with the Northern elite users that defeated the magic corps, they struck down the monsters on the cold plains.

It was not an easy battle and all the gigantic sculptural creatures except for Bingryong were mobilized.

– Eliminate them all.

The Baraags were responsible for handling the two streams of monsters heading for Castle Vent.

They were an excellent air force and reduced the monster count steadily by breathing fire. The users defending Castle Vent could see that the when the monsters had approached close to the wall, they have already been taken down to a third.

Moving away from the battles, there were many monsters roaming in the Northern Continent.

Excluding the major cities, there wasn’t a proper defense line of strongholds and fort walls. Therefore, the Avians and the architects combined their abilities.

“If the monsters were to approach, let’s start an avalanche.”

“That should be the way to do it, yes?”

“This is a rock mountain, so it should be very effective. If the plan works, we can buy some time.”

The architects and the novice users that had joined for the 2 gold payment, changed the terrain. They took advantage of the monsters’ tendency not to scout even in the mountains and collapsed a cliff.

Stronger monsters were less likely to die in the avalanche, but it would damage them and slow their movement speed.

“It’s fun around here.”

“It is quite a refreshing scent indeed. Quite giddy as well.”

The Central Continent users had ascended to the Northern Continent with expectations. Some of them enlisted and became knights of the Arpen Empire.

Upon being promoted to a knight, they had several other advantages like being able to accumulate honor and prestige, as well as contribution points.

Even if they had no money, they could become lords by accumulating contribution points. These users had faith in the future of the Arpen Empire and became knights as a long-term investment.

The Central Continent users eagerly participated in the battle and contributed to the protection of the Northern Continent.

“Let’s use the river here to our advantage.”

Architect Mibullo devised a daring plan.

The monsters had a tendency to not cross rivers as much as possible. They were alright with walking in shallow water, but hated swimming.

They used that fact and built a bridge, luring the monsters to tread on top of it.

“Kugh!”

“Kurrgh!”

The monsters marched proudly above the installed bridge.

They were relaxed and even enjoying the scenery, and that moment Mibullo activated his skill.

“Building demolition technique!”

The bridge crumbled instantly and the monsters were swept away by the current.

The Avians roamed the sky endlessly and scouted for any movement of monsters, luring them into a location that was advantageous for the users.

All the users of the Northern Continent were carrying out their own tasks.

“Bring it on scum!”

“Kaybern is stupid!”

Even so, some monsters that were difficult to crowd control were personally lured back by users on horses.

“How dare they insult Kaybern-nim. Go after them!”

The draconic warriors leading the monsters were loyal, but did not use their brains.

Vargo Fortress, Castle Vent, Morata, Varna and the Earth Palace!

The battles continued every day at these choke points in order to defend against the waves of monsters.

 

***

 

Reverse unexpectedly got the chance to observe Weed from a close distance.

‘To meet Weed after Bard Ray in Morata, what are the chances? I mean, it was more surprising to see Bard Ray in the North, even though it was from considerable distance.’

 

Weed was patrolling the vital locations for defending against the monsters in the North.

Even in Morata, he stood on the peak of the fort wall and made a speech to the public. The content of the speech was ridiculous.

– Everyone, I have great news. The monsters are headed to this city. To offer us experience points and various collectibles. Leather, horns, meat!

“Leather, horns, meat!”

– Eat. Scavenge. Get rich!

“Eat. Scavenge. Get rich!”

The origin of the Grass Porridge Cult, the cradle of the Arpen Empire was Morata, and those members were obsessed fanatics. Anything Weed said, they would follow with zeal, as though they had been hypnotised.

Their behaviour was that which the leaders of all pseudo-religion Cult leaders around the world wished for.

“His abilities as an orator are extraordinary.”

Reverse stood at a distance and continued observing.

He was tired of whipping dummies, and such an event was a good spectacle to watch.

‘Those stupid dummies. It takes too much effort and I’m just fed up with this.’

*Rumbling!*

He was feeling hungry as well. That moment, a man with unbelievably thick belly fat approached him.

“Sir.”

“…..!”

Reverse thought that his identity was exposed when he was approached by a stranger.

Even within Unicorn Corp, there were only a handful of people who knew of him. But, that would still mean that he would have been revealed inevitably.

“Haha. It looks like you’ve just begun Royal Road. If you are hungry, would you care to eat this?”

The item that the man brought forth were grapes.

They were so ripe, the dark grapes were almost as if they were slick and shiny.

‘This is the Morata grape that I could only look at around the market!’

Reverse could not stop his mouth from watering despite his pride.

“Why are you offering this to me?”

“Pardon? It’s just helping out one another. This is the common culture in Morata.”

In Morata, if someone was in need of assistance, people willingly offered help no matter if they were novice users. There were well-spread theories that claimed the reason for the sudden growth of the Grass Porridge Cult was due to this culture created by novice players in Morata. 

Compared to the Central Continent where users discriminated according to level and connections, users could experience the consideration and warmth of the people in Morata.

“If that is the case, I will gladly accept it.”

Reverse obtained grapes and convinced himself that this did not hurt his pride because this was the culture of Morata. He could taste the sweet and sour flavor upon placing a grape into his mouth, and that was the best thing he ever tastedin his life.

 


< You are consuming nutritious grapes.

Stamina recovery speed is increasing.

Strength is temporarily increased by 1. >


 

In the novice period, one was grateful for even the smallest change while eating.

‘Yes. How many years has it been since I last ate grapes? I must buy a few boxes right now.

I have no money in Royal Road, so I should in real life…’

Cocoa had already stacked up boxes of treats from all around the world and was picking away at them. From now on, he would collect and eat grapes as well.

Then, he heard the soft voice of the man.

“Sir. If you ever consider building a shack in the future, give me a call.”

“Huh…?”

“A man ought to have a home in Morata, no? At Mapan construction, we will take it upon ourselves to guide you through the process of construction.”

 

(To be continued…)

 


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V54C2P2 – Dragon’s Attack

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– Humans are unworthy of living!

Black Dragon Kaybern appeared at the Free City of Somren after a week had passed.

It wasn’t the capital city of a kingdom, but it was both massive and industrial, a haven for many users.

“Agh. It’s a real dragon.”

“It’s tremendous.”

There was already an evacuation order in the Free City of Somren, which was already apart of the name Arpen Empire.

To proceed with abandoning the city, the citizens were allowed to take as much treasure or expensive goods as they could carry, much like they did in Castle Evaluk. 

“We cannot protect you all. Evacuate this city at once!”

Seoyoon came in person and took charge of the evacuation plan, however this also had  a serious side effect.

“She is so pretty.”

“Really beautiful. Isn’t she unrealistically good-looking?”

“I am looking at her but I can’t believe it. She’s supposed to look even better in person… Sigh.”

The users were distracted and hesitant to leave!

Only after Seoyoon left the area the evacuation continued steadily.

Even so, it was impossible to move out everything and everyone that was inside the city within a single week. Approximately 20% of the users decided to remain. They chose to share the same fate as the city.

There were many users in the Free City of Somren that solely resided there since their days as a novice.

“Let’s attack!”

“Yes. Do not back down.”

Users stood on top of the buildings, firing arrows and magic spells at the dragon. Most could not reach and the few that could were unable to inflict any damage.

– Thick-headed fools!

Black Dragon Kaybern released a powerful skill, Dragon Fear.

Low level users perished instantly. Fear and paralysis effects activated for higher level users.

Kaybern flew over the Free City of Somren and slowly circled around it. Then it activated a magic spell.

– Burn without a trace to be left!

Dark clouds crowded and rained fire. It was a shocking sight as blazing fireballs fell down from the clouds onto the earth.

“No way.”

“There is nowhere to hide.”

The Rain of Fire was burning down the city.

Experiencing it firsthand was incomparable to seeing it on broadcast..

The city’s beautiful architecture fumed in black smoke and was set ablaze.

The buildings that were consumed by the flames soon lost their structure and crumbled down.

– I will erase all traces of human civilization!

The central square where sculptures and fountains were located were also stomped on and destroyed by Kaybern.

To protect the Free City of Somren and to see the last moments of their beloved home, the remaining users died alongside it.

The black smoke rising from the Free City of Somren could be seen from dozens of kilometers away.

 


<The Dragon’s Revenge

The Black Dragon Kaybern is on the move once again to destroy human civilization. The spirits and fairies are warning again.>


 

“A week later, Kaybern will be headed to Hillshade.”

Hillshade, the capital of the old Idern Kingdom. The city had high development level and many users owned houses there. 

 

***

 

Weed could not protect the Free City of Somren. He couldn’t die in vain, so he did not head over. But, he was heartbroken nonetheless.

It was like a smelly lizard putting its claws first on a steaming bowl of delicious rice.

“Slay all of those that intrude my lands!”

“Affirmative, Master!”

Weed moved to Vargo Fortress of the North and raised the undead. 

The eleven hordes of massive monsters threatened Versailles Continent. 

Four monster hordes led by draconic warriors were created in the North and had to be taken down before they could take over the city.

“Everyone fire your arrows!”

“Do not go outside the walls and hold your positions! We need to fight all night.”

Users gathered and prepared Vargo Fortress for the siege. The Northern Continent lacked proper fortresses. If a few regions are overrun, the monsters would spread out and stampede on the midsize villages that had been flourishing in development.

The plains were rather vast, so the damage at the crop fields could not be restored.

“I will snipe down the ones that are capable of ranged attacks.”

“It’s too unfortunate that I cannot use fire magic in the mountains. However, I have wind magic at my disposal!”

Pale and Romuna also participated.

After the Haven Imperial Army had been defeated, many high level users from the Central Continent roamed around the North.

Wyverns flew across the sky. Weedlings 1, 2 and 3 have arrived too and opened a tactical discussion.

“Combat is similar to trade. You earn by striking the monster’s rear.”

“Mmm. Let’s strip them off from head to toe.”

“These monsters would be delicious as broths.”

These clones were greedy procrastinators, but they diligently slayed monsters while on top of the fort wall. They were capable of wielding all types of weapons like swords, spears and axes. They also acquired a wide range of production skills.

As they reached level 580s, their physical abilities were powerful but sadly they could not utilize secret sword techniques or sculptural techniques.

‘I should train these goons well. They will be great as servants.’

Weed assessed the status of the sculptural creatures and led them to battle at the Vargo Fortress. Just by summoning the undead, he was able to fill both the offensive and defensive positions in such a battle.

“Dwarves get to forging arrows with those stacks of metal! You all won’t be sent out to battle until the fort walls are destroyed!”

“It’s annoying to have a human ordering us around.”

The Dwarves that resided near the Vargo Fortress were all present and clustered at the news of war. While the Dwarves did not like combat, they were a race that stood firm against invasions.

The newly arrived Dwarves spoke.

“That tall and scrawny lad over there is our emperor?”

“He’s just taller than us. He’s just average among other humans.”

“A mere human…”

“By the looks of him strolling around with the undead, the empire’s end is not too far from now.”

“As expected from the humans.”

They had a salty attitude towards the emperor!

Even with a respected status and high stats in charisma, honor, fame, and leadership it was no easy task controlling the obstinate Dwarves.

The Dwarves were a race that lived how they want no matter the kind of penalties it may bring to them.

Weed never received the proper respect due to an Emperor, but he did not wish to end on bad terms with the Dwarves just because of something superficial like pride.

“I will host a refreshing beer party with a big barbeque after the war, so get on with those arrows.”

“K-hmm. You should have offered sooner.”

“I was just about to get on those metal lumps.”

“A cold beer is best in cooling sweat from blowing bellows.”

“You are fit to be Emperor.”

The Dwarves instantly began forging steel arrows that could pierce through the monsters.

Weed was dependent on the walls of Vargo Fortress in fending off the monsters.

An upfront battle seemed viable with the support from the users, but he did not wish to cause any casualties without good reason.

‘This has to be a battle without any casualties if possible. It is a loss when someone dies.’

At any rate, he had to reduce losses as much as possible in order to collect more taxes for the Arpen Empire.

Weed shouted out an announcement.

– The wounded gather here! You will be treated with bandages, so get over here!

He ordered the undead to fight and provided breaks to the wounded.

He had experience in leading small forces of Rosenheim Kingdom soldiers and fought against orcs, dark elves and the immortal legion in the past.

“Bandages? Who is he kidding? Recovery spells do the trick.”

“Shh. Weed-nim only know how to spam curse spells. He doesn’t know how.”

“He’s good at any Intensive labor. But, it’s just bandages.”

Those that were hurt during battle were healed by the priests.  Sufficient forces from the Freya, Lugh and Minne churches were present in support of the Arpen Empire.

 

***

 

The Avians that dream of freedom.

They that were born in the Floating City of Lavias roamed every corner of the Northern Continent.

– Arms : This is Eagle 17. Ground level, respond.
– Chirping bird : This is ground. Over.
– Arms : Monster horde spotted. Numbers estimated to be over 500. Classified as danger level 2.

The Avians scouted the movements of the monsters in the Northern Continent.

Though it could be difficult to spot them in the mountains or forests, they were always within sight of the recon squad once they came out to the plains.

– Arms : Current position is about a one-hour flight east from Persimmon Flower Village. Pirinae Mountain Pass is visible… Tri-sector of Nalrun Plains. I can see a small village in the direction of where the monsters are advancing.
– Chirping bird : That location… Let’s see. It is Sapia Pioneer Village.Arms : It looks to be in grave danger.
– Recon : We have no forces to dispatch due to the monsters in other regions. You may need to distract the monsters in another direction for over an hour. Arms. This is a dangerous mission. Can you do it?
– Arms : I am an ex-pilot of the US navy. Take your time. I will wait for reinforcement. 

The chubby eagle descended close to the ground.

*Shwoooosh!*

A monster noticed the eagle and threw its axe, but the eagle lightly propelled its wings and avoided it.

“Try and follow my tail. You stupid goons!”

“Krrragh!”

The monsters were enraged and chased after the eagle.

 

***

 

The Avians had developed a sense of pride from being Arpen Empire citizens since its beginning. Whenever a war broke out, they always took charge of the sky and they trusted Weed.

– Pallawu : Brothers. Celebrate. Weed-nim built us a hot spring this time.
– Dotin : Hot spring?
– Pallwu : Lavias is cold now because of the latitude. Especially when the winds are cold, it’s no joke. Back in Morata I told him that we could really use a hot spring.
– Kin : So?
– Pallawu : Weed-nim promised to build one for us. I thought he just said it to slide by the moment… But, he did remember that and made one for us this time around.
– Synth : That’s amazing. I’m a beginner that just came out of the egg, and I’m broke so I can’t go… I will surely use it in the future.
– Pallawu : There is no fee for using the hot spring. It’s a facility created for the Avians so we don’t shiver in the cold.
– Benjamin : K-ugh. I swear my loyalty! Forever loyal! As expected of Weed-nim.

Of course, Weed had long forgotten such promise. If he did build it himself, he would have collected entrance fees and even would have plucked their feathers if they didn’t have enough money!

Seoyoon had remembered that promise and kept it when she commenced the massive investment in the Arpen Empire.

In Lavias, the great landmark Wind Nest was being constructed simultaneously.

 

(To be continued…)

 


 

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V54C2P1 – Dragon’s Attack

Par mimosab

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Miliam Fortress.

The users standing on the fort walls could see the monster horde tainting the earth black as they advanced. The ground shook with the monsters’ movements.

“Ugh… Those things are coming to attack.”

“They’re unstoppable.”

Many users had not yet returned since they all marched to the Garnav Plains. The current number of users at Miliam Fortress was approximately 5,000.

Compared to the usual number of over 30,000 active users around the fortress, it had significantly declined.

– Kuoooo!
– Shred human flesh, consume them!

At the frontline of the monster horde was a creature named Butcher.

The boss of a horrifying dungeon in the level 700s. He had a grotesque form and black skin.

*Crumble!*

Butcher smashed the fort wall with his double-edged axe.

Each time, an ear-piercing thundering noise echoed and a fraction of the wall collapsed.

“We don’t have a chance here. We must run too.”

“That’s a good idea.”

The users of Miliam Fortress scrambled out through the rear gate.

– Kill all the humans!

The monsters quickly approached the walls that Butcher had destroyed.

They climbed the walls relentlessly, each with 8 long furry legs.

Some monsters dug underground and surged from inside the fortress. The users that did not get away in time were slaughtered.

 


< Miliam Fortress was overrun.

The national prestige of the Arpen Empire is decreased by 2.

The loyalty level and security of citizens near Miliam Fortress is decreased greatly.

The activity of monsters near these regions will become more frequent. >


 

The Arpen Empire had gained control of Miliam Fortress in the Central Continent and lost it to monsters within a week. National prestige spreads influence to various areas including foreign affairs, special products, and knights’ royalty level.

Savant Village.

Anton Fortress.

City Soven.

These locations fell under the hands of monsters in just a single day.

Kaybern’s activity disturbed a large number of monsters and the Versailles Continent was swamped.

 

***

 

“It is an honor to meet you. Weed-nim!”

“Mmm… It would be pleasant if I am promoted to a knight of the Arpen Empire.”

“It is great to meet you at a place like this. I was deeply impressed by the quest Great King of the Desert. If Weed-nim had not come to the desert, I also would have been absent.”

Barang.

It was the capital of the desert. Weed commenced negotiations in a place filled with excellent users. The goal was to accept them under the Arpen Empire and acknowledge the individual tribes. He was worried that some of these tribes may have alternative ambitions, but the users of the desert region did not go against it.

“Ha-ha. Weed-nim spends all his fortune to upgrade the regions. Please develop the desert like you did for the Central Continent!”

“K-ugh.”

“How much funding are you going to invest in the desert? It would be nice to have a large river that runs through the desert.”

“A river…”

“An amusement park! Build an amusement park, so that a lot of people will visit!”

Weed’s popularity was at its peak even in the desert!

Geomchi and the apprentices decided to completely merge into the Arpen Empire without a single doubt.

They even wanted to hand over the control over their associate warriors and tribe members.

“Being a man is all about trust. Loyalty.”

“Of course. You never know when you’re going to die. We must live admirably.”

Weed sighed quietly as he observed the tribe members brought forth by the apprentices.

“To think that it was this big of a mess.”

Geomchi and the other apprentices did not pay any attention to internal affairs. They were merely fetching food each time they thought that the members were going to starve to death.The security level of the desert region was quite low and had a low level of  technology. Weed was taking on a poor tribe that had no concept of possessions. Weed sent a whisper to Mapan.

“Please deliver food supplies and necessities to the desert as soon as possible.

– Mapan : The cost of food supplies are increasing due to Kaybern. What is the quantity needed?

Weed quickly scanned his surroundings. He saw an endless number of people sitting on the sand. The desert tribe members with camels and sheep spanned beyond the sand hill.

“I need consistent amount for  feeding about 100,000 people. Can you make the delivery?”

– Mapan : That is possible. However, Weed-nim. I believe that currently, you have insufficient funds…

“Can you put that on a tab?”

– Mapan : Tab works. But at a 3% interest weekly.

“Let’s not put that kind of thing between us…”

– Mapan : Weed-nim once said, give what you need to give and take what you have to. That is a long-lasting relationship.

“You have excellent memory.”

– Mapan : Also, you said there is no such thing as family when it comes to money.

“…”

Weed could not afford put it on credit and instead agreed to hand over the equipment gained from the Hermes Guild members at the Garnav Plains battle.

 


< A vast territory with numerous tribes supporting you. You have the 7th highest influence since the birth of the Pallos Empire. >


 

The 1st and 2nd places for influence were Geomchi and Geomchi2, and they were hunting in the north together with their girlfriends. The unification of the southern desert region was as good as decided already.

Geomchi smirked as he spoke.

“Youngest one, where are you headed to now?”

“I have to make a trip to the North.”

There was a sign of the Eye of the Sun rising in the Desert of Tranquility. When the night of the desert turns red and a day or two passes, the Eye of the Sun forms and  creates a storm.

Weed could not wait idly at the Desert of Tranquility. 

“Are you leaving the desert completely?”

“If the Eye of the Sun forms, I will come to destroy the storm and I will be able to meet the Sun Tribe.”

“The Sun Tribe… I’ve heard stories of them. They are the mightiest tribe in the desert.”

“Even if they may be, they wouldn’t be a match.”

“Of course. We are the best.”

 

***

 

Bard Ray was able to get away after tediously signing autographs to users in Morata.

‘I must hurry. I am never coming back anywhere near Morata.’

The vast Northern Continent.

Kaybern led to multiplying monsters, making it a rare case for one to encounter other users in the field.

“Hey, let’s go.”

He rode on the bull he purchased in Morata and travelled straight North-west. Monsters that resided only inside of bizzare dungeons came across his way occasionally, but they posed little threat.

“Mana Sword.”

Secret skill of the Sword Technique. It summons a flying sword. As it flew, Bard Ray charged closely behind its tail.

The coward bull was astonished each time a monster appeared, but quickly came to realize that its owner was powerful. After that, it kicked its four legs in a ragingtempo.

Bard Ray couldn’t believe his own state of riding on a bull.

‘A cow instead of a horse… To think that I’d end up riding on it. Average speed is slower, but it passes through mud really well and it has great strength.’

The Northern bulls were exceptionally comfortable for riding. He had a lot of money which led him to buy an expensive bull. The Morata head merchant of the Mapan Association spoke.

“You know of Yellowy that Weed-nim rides? This one’s the 3rd generation. It’s the best breed! The downside is that it eats a ton, but it’s stamina and strength are extraordinary.”

He pretended to listen, but the more he traveled, the more he realized the truth of the head merchant’s words. If he let the bull loose for a bit, it consumed all the grass nearby and walked to the woods.

*Bang! Bang!*

It kicked a tree and snatched the fruits off the ground as they fell.

*Craaaaack!*

It would sometimes kick with too much force that even thick bulky trees would snap.

‘It gets scared way too easily, but would be amazing in combat. Though you don’t really rely on mounts the higher level you become.’

 Bard Ray heard some news about the horse that he was riding until recently.

“Stuart is doing well.”

“Stuart?”

It was a legendary horse born from an extreme probability of one in several millions.

They roamed countless hunting grounds together, and he had lost the horse after being defeated by Weed.

“Ah. Maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned it. I thought you would have been curious. It is doing well on a ranch. It’s being fed a load of nutritious things and it has good relationships with the female horses. There are plains where horses can run freely even in the North, so I am planning to start breeding.”

In addition, he heard that there were many shepherds and ranch workers in Morata. The Emperor of Arpen Empire was a sculptor, so not a single job would be mistreated.

Bard Ray thought to himself as he rode the bull northwest.

‘I will definitely win the next battle. What’s more… Weed became a warrior? I also will become stronger.’

The farthest point northwest within the Northern Continent. The weather gradually turned colder as he passed through the Valley of Death and Purgol Fortress. 

“Moooo.”

“Cover up with this.”

Bard Ray placed overa magic cloak with thermal functions on the bull.

If it was Weed, he would have said that the bull will grow used to the cold, but Bard Ray had a tender side. Conversely, he was merciless to his enemies during conquest.

He finally arrived at the village of the bulky barbarians.

“Halt. This is not a place for the average use5r.”

He had acquired this 1st-class information from the Hermes Guild. This village was the Barbarian village where he could advance into the Iron-Blood Warrior.

 

***

 

Under the command of the dragon soldiers, the monster horde passing through the Varq Mountain Pass in order to attack human lands was constantly growing in numbers.

“Screek!”

“Croak. Creeek!”

There were many stray monsters roaming about, but the hordes sizeable enough to destroy fortresses and cities numbered11 groups.

4 hordes were gathering around Thor and one more was being assembled eat each of the Britten, Haven, and Tullen Regions.

For Haven, the powerful Hermes Guild was able to protect, but the rest required the protection of the Arpen Empire.

*Shwaaaah.*

Rain followed over the heads of the advancing monsters. 

– The acidic level is low but it’s rotten. Contaminated rain is drizzling down. The plants of the continent are suffering or dying out.
– Why is this happening all of a sudden?
– The exact cause is unknown but we can make a plausible assumption. It seems to be due to Kaybern. It is likely a characteristic by the Black Dragon… We can speculate that he is spreading poison.

The great lords that each govern over a region announced that there was a phrase in the quest about Kaybern’s cursed rain, confirming the speculations to be true.

– The continental danger can only be stopped by defeating Kaybern or the monsters.
-The plants are all dying… This is terrible.
-Yes. Fortunately, I have received reports that the trees in the Elven Forest are not affected.

 

(To be continued…)

 


 

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V54C1P2 – Southern Desert

Par mimosab

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“In the desert, there exists a tribe with a bewildering sword technique like the blazing sun.”

As the quest was completed, Olson explained about the tribe once came across. 

“What does it take to meet them?”

“I have no idea. However, I know how to gain their recognition. That is to destroy the sandstorm in the Desert of Tranquility. It is no ordinary sandstorm. It is the Eye of the Sun that must be destroyed.”

“Hmm. I see.”

The Eye of the Sun!

The sandstorm that brews in the Desert of Tranquility was called by several names among the townsfolk. The Eye of the Sun was said to be the largest and most dangerous one of them all.

“I’m putting it out there, but this is a reckless achievement. So, it does not scratch a warrior’s pride to turn it down.”

*Blink!*

 


< Prove your strength.

The massive sandstorm that arises in the Desert of Tranquility, the Eye of the Sun!

Battle and defeat the storm that has never been overcome since the Great Emperor of the Desert!

If this historical achievement as a warrior is accomplished, the Sun Tribe, renowned as the most powerful tribe in the desert, will appear before you.

However, with the exception of a single sword, no armor or consumables can be used to defeat the storm.

Difficulty : A

Requirements : Job class Warrior.

Beholder of the desert sword technique.

Reward : Meeting with the Sun Tribe. >


 

For Weed, the Desert of Tranquility was a familiar place.

“To battle against the Eye of the Sun and defeat it…”

There was an instance back when he was the Great King of the Desert and slashed down a storm. Rank A difficulty is not too difficult, but not easy either. Of course, there was always the risk of death even for difficulties lower than rank C depending on the situation, and factors like natural disasters could never be foreseen.

“Well, it will be quite tedious but I will prove my strength.”


< Quest has been accepted. >


 

***

 

The next location that Weed headed for was Metafeia! Unfortunately The Eye of the Sun shows up randomly. He had no time to spare for him to wait blindly, but he had an important quest he needed to take care of during his stay at the desert.

The Fallen in the Desert

In the endless sand desert lies the vast glory of the Pallos Empire. The desert warriors spared their powers for the revival of the great empire. The glory and fighting spirit that runs through the blood of its warriors. Those who strive in the desert all wait for the true champion to appear and walk the path of the Great King. Merge the wishes and willpower of the desert warriors into one. If thee who passed the test of the desert call for them, the deserts will gladly unsheathe their conserved swords and follow thy command.

 


< Difficulty : S
Desert Quest.
Reward : May lead to the epic ‘The Birth of Pallos Empire’.
Quest Requirements : The recognition from the historical desert warrior.

This was a quest that Weed received from the documents left by Hestiger. He learned well through Geomchi3 how this quest would unfold afterwards. 

The Birth of the Pallos Empire
The great desert has been united as one. Valiant warriors, it is time to escape the sands of murderous heat. Let us return to the place with the glory of the Pallos Empire, the lands with flowing rivers and grass. The one to conquer the most territory shall be named Emperor of Pallos Empire. A maximum time span of 1 year is given.>

Difficulty : Conquer the region

Reward : Emperor of the Pallos Empire.

Quest Requirements : Limited to desert warriors. >


 

Pallos Empire that unites the southern desert region!

There weren’t many desert users, but as the Northern and Central Continent were united, so the Southern Continent must follow.

“The great empire that rules over a Continent… Not half bad. Anyways, the Unicorn Corp. promised cash prize when I unite the entire Versailles Continent.”

The victor of the Versailles continent!

The Unicorn Corp. had promised to pay a hefty amount of prize money upon the unification of the continent.

In truth, prestigious guilds in the past each cried for the unification of the continent which was sought as the reason for war. If Arpen did not rise in the Northern Continent, the prize money would have all been that of the Haven Empire.

‘I never thought that this could fall under my possession.’

Gallop!

Weed obtained the rare two-hump camel from the village and rode ferociously towards the Desert City Barang. Normally he would have conserved the money, but time was of the essence due to Kaybern. After the stellar amount of money was poured into the internal affairs, he became more bold in his spendings. Maybe not up to 200 won, but around he could afford expensive salt around 100 won.

 


< Title ‘The one who walked the Desert of Tranquility has been activated. >


 

Movement speed in the Desert of Tranquility is increased by 45%. Under the influence of Petra’s Grace, the arrival time at the Legendary Oasis will be shortened tenfold. >

“Giddy-up! Run wildly!”

The two-hump camel he purchased from the village ran at fearsome speed. It climbed over the hill in an instant and sped across the endless ocean of sand.

“Let’s head to the Legendary Oasis!”

Due to the achievement of walking through the Desert of Tranquility, the path through the Oasis was much quicker.

 


< You are in lightning wind speed. When sprinting in a straight line without change in direction, you will gain 38% additional acceleration. The speed of running through obstacles is increased. >


 

– Neigh!

“Yes. Run. Faster!”

As Weed galloped across the desert, a whisper arrived.

– Mapan : Weed-nim! Bard Ray has appeared in Morata.

The sand desert spanned endlessly under the blazing sun, and this was an eye-popping news.

“Is it a surprise attack? What is their troop count?”

– Mapan : No, it is not. I think he’s alone! He himself says that he is just visiting, but he has been caught despite a disguise.

“Is that true?”

 – Mapan : Yes. The merchants at Morata are searching, but they haven’t identified any suspicious users.

Weed was rather surprised at Bard Ray’s audacity. Truthfully, he never thought of restricting common Hermes Guild users from accessing the North.

‘If he went to kill people, he would also be dead in return. If maybe he secretly completes a quest… Well, he would spend money there so it’s not too bad, is it?’

Even so, for the best of all Versailles Continent to show up!

“How is the situation?”

– Mapan : The users are getting autographs. Bard Ray is a celebrity no matter the circumstances.

“So, a war did not break out.”

– Mapan : That would be so, up until this moment.

Bard Ray was the most popular man on Royal Road aside from Weed. He was a public figure with the nickname God Warrior and there was rarely anyone that did not hear of him.

– Mapan : What should I do? Should I assemble a combat force to kill Bard Ray?

“A combat force…”

– Mapan : If it is by Weed-nim’s command, the users will enlist instantly. There are many that hold a grudge against Bard Ray.

Weed felt disinclined. If Bard Ray were to die, his level and skill proficiency would decline, but not to a noticeable degree. He would long be criticized for his cowardly plans to get rid of his competitor and moreover, he did not want glory to be in the hands of another user.  The one to kill Bard Ray will gain a worldwide reputation. The legitimacy of the Arpen Empire that even rules over the Central continent exists because of the battle against the Hermes Guild and defeating Bard Ray.

“Just leave him alone.”

 

– Mapan : What… Are you really going to let him go like that? For treading on Morata?

“I will show him mercy.”

 A word that was never thought to be pronounced by Weed!

– Mapan : What in the world, mercy?

“I just need one thing in compensation.”

 

***

 

Bard Ray was surrounded by thousands of users like a caged monkey in a zoo at Morata, stuck signing autographs for several hours. He was anxious that at any moment, the huge group of high-level users from the Arpen Empire could wage a battle against him. However, there was seemingly no movement of an attack force.

‘Is he leaving me be? After I have intruded in his territory?’

Filled with anxiety and nervousness, Bard Ray continued signing autographs.

“Wow. So handsome.”

“He’s good-looking up close. He has that atmosphere too.”

Much time had passed! A merchant who introduced himself as Kickback Money approached him and spoke.  

“Give me one of the equipment that you are wearing.”

“Equipment?”

“You don’t want to? Weed-nim said to spare you if you give up one of your equipments. If you don’t pay proper respect, I cannot guarantee what will happen here.”

Bard Ray sighed at the words of the merchant with a full-blown stomach. Morata was an unimaginably dreadful place. For the God warrior and ex-Emperor to be bullied for his pockets.

“Here it is.”

Bard Ray gave up the shoulder cauldron that was imbued with flight, illusion magic, instant acceleration and invisibility.

“Oh. What an insane item!”

Kickback Money jiggled his fat cheeks in joy and then bowed with respect.

“Have yourself a nice day. Dinner at Foghorn restaurant is delicious.”

“I… got it.”

 

***

 

The city chosen by Reverse when he logged into Royal Road was Morata.

“K-hmm. I am most familiar with this place over any other ones. This is the glacial dragon town square.”

Doctor Yoo Byungjoon. He had in-depth knowledge about Royal Road that he himself created and observed, so the other cities were not part of his consideration.

“Indeed, the world that I have created is a beautiful place.”

Reverse took a deep breath. The winds were pure and refreshing and the sky was beautiful with blue colors. From fountains spewing clean water to the marbles decorating the town square floor were all elegant. Splendid stone buildings were built on the streets and the Tower of Light and the Goddess Statues of Freya stood high in sight.

“This is Royal Road. The best scenery picked by beginners.”

The world was very different from what it seemed through the monitor. The sensations through his entire body, to be able to move firsthand and take notice in strangers passing by. The display stands opened up by merchants were lively. Reverse sat by the fountain and observed the people.

“Shield of the Haven Imperial Army! 27 durability left, sold as is!”

“Venison hunted on my own. I can teach how to cook barbecue and will give away salt.”

“Selling equipment below level 130 all at once. I leveled so much recently, so I am selling these as I got a new set. I am selling them very cheap.”

“I have an unidentified medicinal bottle. I acquired it at the war, but I cannot identify it.”

He toured around the town square, but he felt emptiness in the corner somewhere in his heart. In the real world, he was the richest man. But what he had in his current possession was 10 wheat bread and water.

“This is why people spend real money.”

Reverse could understand right away. Eating good food, wearing nice equipment was natural desire. If one does not want to spend real money, they can work at a shop or earn money by doing quests. However, Reverse was looking for something on a higher plain.

“Weed did it… Who’s to say that I can’t?”

He decided to begin in Royal Road, but the reason for the delayed log-in was because he thought it was lame. He had vast knowledge about Royal Road and watched the history of the rankers, so to speak.

‘I can easily become powerful just by following their paths.’

He was confident in growing overwhelmingly faster than anyone.

‘Quest? What’s so difficult about that? I can consider on whether to do or not do based on related information. Then I just have to carry out what I decided on.’

Reverse headed to the training arena at leisure.

‘Should I copy Weed for the time being? I am not too fond of it, but he is the best right now…’

Morata’s training arena! The area for swinging wooden swords was filled with users. After Weed became Emperor, the training arenas became popular. An instructor saw Reverse and approached him.

“You have come to learn the sword! The sword is the most efficient way of controlling your own body and defeating the enemy.”

“I know.”

Reverse cut off the instructor’s words and stood in front of a dummy.

‘I just need to strike this for 4 weeks. It is boring but easy.’

*Smack! Smack! Smack!*

Only 5 minutes had passed and his body was fatigued. He acquired a completely new body after he joined Royal Road. He felt refreshing as he was no longer in a body of an old man, but his entire body gradually tired out as his stamina depleted.

30 more minutes passed.

‘I have to do more. If I keep this up I will gain a stat…’

He held on by his pride from the life he lived up until now. Fatigue accumulated, his arms and legs shook violently. On top of that, he was hungry. Reverse wanted to throw the wooden sword away at any moment.

‘Such a challenging routine. Why? How did Weed accomplish this?’

 (To be continued…)

 


 

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V54C1P1 – Southern Desert

Par mimosab

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Weed arrived at the desert city Chakmark through Yurin’s Painting Transportation technique. Instead of a town square, an emerald oasis spread across the heart of the city.

“Hookah for sale. For adults only!”

“Looking for someone who will buy a large volume of spices! Those with city contribution points can buy a lot!”

“Buying and selling leather. Feel free for a consultation if you have something in mind.”

“Scimitar-specialized shop. We only deal with scimitars.” 

Roughly a hundred users were roaming about in the town square. Merchants that set up their shops in the hot sunlight all huddled under a large parasol. 

“Hmm. It should be around here somewhere.”

Weed turned towards the back alley of the town square corner and moved quickly. Kaybern was destroying a city every week and monsters were multiplying rapidly.

“Where is Olson?”

“That old bat? He would be at the tallest sand hill in the east.”

“Is it easy to spot?”

“That’s the place where you can see the sunrise from the east. He should be tending sheep nearby. They’re very chubby.”

He acquired information about Olson from the townsfolk and exited the city, finding the sandhill. An old man was smoking hookah, gazing at the sun from the mountain-like sand hill! Weed changed his adventurer attire into armor and equipped the Loa sword on his waist. In order to quickly build friendship, it was best to take an appearance which the other party favored. Seoyoon had informed Weed that Olson was extremely selective of the people he converses with.

“I have come to hear about the story of the strongest warrior.”

“Kehehe. They all think that my stories are gibberish.”

Olson’s body was covered with scars. There was even a large bite mark that spanned from his shoulder to his stomach.

“I do not think so. You seem to be a desert warrior with a spectacular past.”

“Keul-keul-keul. Throwing around such flattery won’t make me talk to an outsider who is not a man of the desert.”

“The burns and scars on your body. Aren’t they from battling against the fire lizard?” 

In the desert, it was often easy to open a conversation with topics like weapons, monsters, and battles. 

“I never thought someone could think of the fire lizard just by looking at the scars.”

“I am quite fond of fire lizards as well. They’re not easy to cook but once you roast them so that the outside is crisp, it is very delicious. Especially amazing when you bite away at the chewy meat with all the oil dripping.”

“Fire lizards aren’t sold in the market… H, have you caught a fire lizard before?”

“I roasted a lot of them. I also love the clear boiled soup. It would have been nice to make wine out of them… But I never got to try, due to lack of time. As disappointing as it is, please try a sip of this.” 

Weed handed Wilson some of his alcohol brewed from camel breastmilk.

“Keeuh… That is a spectacular taste. I’ve never tasted anything like it. Alright, young one. What do you think a warrior needs to survive in this world?”

Olson’s gaze was sharp as though he was preparing for an upcoming battle. They were engaged in  conversation, but it was also a form of a test! If Weed’s response were to be displeasing, it would mean an end to the conversation.

“A sword. Just a sword is enough”

“Same goes for me. When I was young, I roamed everywhere with my trusty sword.”

Olson spoke about his past of roaming the deserts. He mentioned several cities, dungeons, and famous tribes.

“They say it’s a barren desert, but there is unbelievably rich land to the south.”

“Are you referring to the rainy region?”

“Hah. You are aware in the history of the desert.”

“Not so much the history… Well, I certainly remember it.”

In his days as the Great King of the desert. He remembered passing through the desert of silence and bringing rain over the area.

“People who have been to Metafeia are rare.”

“It is a nice place.”

“Oh-ho… Do you know of the shortcut to finding the mirage?”

“You have to penetrate through the sandstorm.”

Weed smoothly passed the test through the exchange of conversation and built additional friendship. He was able to get along in a short time based on his experiences of battles in the desert and his adventures. These folks were far easier to interact with when compared to treacherous mages always in desire of compensation. Olson emptied all the drinks and spoke solemnly.

“My blazing days of youth in my life had passed long ago. The sword technique that lit up the hearts of warriors have been buried away in the rough sands, a past long forgotten.”

“…..”

“Young warriors try to restore the memories of the Pallos empire once again… But warriors are not powerful as they used to be. The desert’s history is meant to be written by warriors.”

“I agree with you.”

“It is easier said than done. The sword techniques wielded by past warriors were truly powerful. Can you obtain such a sword technique and show it to me?”

 *Blink!*


<The desert’s ancient sword technique.
Olson the drunk likes to hear stories about warriors.
Bring bring the sword technique invented by the desert warriors and show it to him.
Then, he will tell you about the old stories.

Difficulty: D
Reward  : He will tell a story equivalent to the level of the sword technique.>


 

“Alright. I will bring to you such a sword technique.”

 


< Quest has been accepted. >


 

A matter of course, Weed had already acquired a sword technique of the desert warrior.  The most powerful skill of them all!

“Actually, I already know a sword technique of the desert warrior… May I show it off?”

“Keuk. My expectations are higher than you think. Don’t think you’ll get away with showing off a lame sword…”

“Lava river!”

The sandhill split apart as Weed swung his sword. Crimson lava surged up explosively and released heat in all directions.

The most powerful desert warrior skill left by Hestiger.

“T, this is…”

“Is this enough?”

“Enough. Enough indeed! To see such a magnificent sword technique in my lifetime… I was unaware that you were carrying on the will of the great!”

*Blink!*


 <Desert’s Great sword technique complete.

You have brought forth a sword technique regarded as a legendary skill by all of the desert warriors. Olson shall willingly share all of his stories.> 

< Prestige increased by 5,300. >

< You have obtained experience. >


 

The meeting with Olson was the foundation in the process of acquiring the higher class of the warrior. 

‘She said this will only be the start.’

Seoyoon, whilst busy with governing over the Arpen Empire, looked over the desert regions in a meticulous fashion.  There were approximately a hundred users that completed Olson’s quest, and they heard a variety of stories. For Geomchi72, the story he was rewarded with after the completion of Olson’s quest was a great help.

“Your sword technique is excellent, but it’s missing the heat of the desert. Long ago, the legendary warriors wielded the power of the sun and fire. Presently, there is rarely anyone who knows about it. Hmm, hmm…”

Seoyoon categorized the keywords spoken by Olson and concluded that there could be a connection to the desert warrior, hidden warrior class or the warrior of the sun.

 

***

 

Bard Ray mastered the dark knight and was deciding on his next job class.

  Weed advanced to the warrior class!

The new job class had to consider the battle with Weed.

‘Warrior. It’s a safe pick overall.’

Bard Ray mastered the dark knight but excluded summoning or magic from his consideration.

‘Currently, my stat points are optimized to the dark knight. I cannot readily switch out equipment like Weed does.  It is also reckless to start practicing magic from the very beginning.’

Bard Ray used a long-range teleport and crossed over to the Northern continent.

It was a territory of the Arpen Empire, but he thought that he wouldn’t be noticed easily with a change in helm and armor. Morata’s ice dragon town square! There was an ice dragon sculpture made from ice, and the place was crowded with users.

“Selling green chili, makes your dish a savory one when used as an ingredient.”

“I sculpt! Sculptures! From your own face to souvenirs! Glacial dragon sculptures are only 1 gold each!”

“Take a bull for the road. Good for traveling, also perfect for transporting luggage!”

“Morata special wine. Take just one sip at the hunting grounds. Two sips and you will shift away from hunting.”

There were users selling various products at the town square.

‘A refreshing feeling after a long time.’

Bard Ray stood still and observed the users marketing miscellaneous goods.

In the Central continent, the users usually sold expensive weapons or armors. Cheap products did not make sufficient profit, and many novice players had left to the Northern continent. 

‘I guess there is enjoyment like the pioneer days of Royal Road. I now understand why Lafaye said that the Haven Empire will progressively become more troubled, by witnessing this lively atmosphere firsthand.’ 

Countless concepts passed through Bard Ray’s mind. He had visited the Northern continent before in order to complete a hunting achievement, but at that time most of the continent was just a frozen chunk of land. Over the time he remained in the hunting grounds, the continent underwent a huge transition. 

“Oh? Isn’t that Bard Ray?”

“Yeah. It is Bard Ray.”

The passing users recognized Bard Ray standing idle too easily.

‘What, how… Weed roamed the Central continent without being noticed.’ 

Bard Ray felt depressed momentarily. He broke away from the murderer status after hunting diligently, but for him to be caught so easily. 

“Wow. It is Bard Ray.”

“That’s crazy! Bard Ray has appeared!”

Users looking like they were fresh in Royal Road began to crowd around him.

‘Human-wave attack? This is Morata. That means they are all my enemy.’

Bard Ray felt his life threatened. He thought there was nowhere for him to run, but then. The novice users took out papers.

“Give me an autograph.”

“Excuse me?”

“Bard Ray-nim. Can you give me just one autograph?”

“This is so cool. I was also a fan of Bard Ray-nim. I love Weed-nim and Bard Ray-nim the most.”

“I hate the Hermes guild, but I don’t really have anything against you personally.

For a long time, Bard Ray was the representation of Royal Road.

He appeared on broadcast many times and conquered dungeons and hunting grounds along with the elite guards of the Hermes guild. It resulted in Northern users crowding around to get an autograph from Bard Ray.

“What’s your name…?”

“Mmm. You can put down Grass Porridge Yamnyam.”

Bard Ray bewildered, signed several autographs.

“Now. Everyone get a hold of yourselves! We are citizens of the Arpen Empire.” 

Someone shouted.     

 ‘Of course, this is what I expected.’

Bard Ray was mentally preparing for the inevitable battle.

“Get in line. Do not forget the pride of the Arpen Empire and do not cut in line!”

The users that were wildly scrambling around him began to form an extensive line in an orderly manner.

 

 (To be continued…)

 


 

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V53C9P4 – Hero rescuing the world

Par mimosab

The volume 53 is completely released now!
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Weed returned to Morata.

The great city that represented the north had all sorts of buildings, including the Necromancers’ guild.

“A Master of life and death…”

When Weed stepped into the guild, the necromancers dressed in creepy robes bowed to the floor at once.

He had a long history with them due to the Immortal Legion, and his title of emperor alongside his advanced skills as a necromancer certainly increased his fame.

“It, it’s Weed-nim!”

“God of war Weed!”

The users that were on the 1st floor of the guild yelled in surprise.

A common face is hard to recognize, but his popularity overcame his mundane facial traits.

“Nice to meet you all. Hunt diligently and pay lots of taxes.”

Weed lifted his hand and waved lightly before walking up the stairs.

The necromancer’s guild that had been located in the old residential area hidden among the back alleys had transferred to a beautiful tower coloured in black and purple.

The 1st floor was for commission jobs and sale of magic scrolls; 2nd floor for ancient books and magic equipment sale; whilst the 3rd floor and above were only accessible to those who had over an intermediate level of undead summoning.

They tended to teach dangerous magic spells or sell enlightened knowledge or excavated goods.

Weed found Baraball experimenting on something in front of the barbarian skull and walked up to him.

“It’s been a while.”

“Welcome, Seeker of death.”

Baraball bowed his head with the unique, low and somber characteristic of necromancers.

“I came to tell you something.”

“What is it? Have you finally figured out how to conquer death completely?”

“No.”

“Then, you discovered magic that forms death clouds in the air to purify the pitiful?”

“… Not that neither.”

“Do you require our assistance? A task that must be carried out in secret? Whatever your majesty needs, we can release poison into the river or the wells and turn large cities with rivers and fields into graveyards. Your loyal servants are not humans, but the quiet skeletons.”

Weed’s face turned serious.

‘How, these idiots?’

He was planning to take out Kaybern, the greatest danger in history but to think that there was a malicious tumor growing from within Morata.

‘At first, they said it was a misunderstanding in necromancers being treated as villains… Turns out these guys are really what they say about them.’

Lich Shire corrupted Bar Khan, which began the war against the Immortal Legion. Necromancers were all the same underneath their covers.

‘As I thought, there’s not a single being to be trusted.’

Weed firmly ingrained the life lesson into his head and stored necromancer Baraball into his memory.

“K-hmm. The reason for me coming here is to quit being a necromancer.”

“What is this now? You mean you do not wish to continue the forsaken research that will change the providence of the world based on a sincere reflection on life and death?”

“I want to put an end to it.”

“Those are some unbelievably dreadful words.”

Weed came to the necromancer guild to deliver the resignation letter. For any class, there wasn’t a big concern in an immediate change.

Necromancers were largely hated by the common users.

They were especially despised by warriors the most, so it was utmost priority for him to resign.

However, the social cohesion among the necromancers were tight and therefore, they hated the renegades.

“Please reconsider. Not too long ago, we discovered a crystal skull from an old swamp. If we conduct research on this skull, we can invent a new type of undead.”

“A new undead?”

“It is still under process but it is a powerful undead. The more we grasp an understanding of death, the more power we will be able to gain in our hands. So much that the living will be terrified and subject under our command.”

“…..”

“Furthermore, we will be able to access the ultimate power if the dark and terrible world of the undead is opened. A perfectly weaved world dominated by necromancers! You wish to give up that path?”

Baraball repeatedly wished for Weed to change his mind because of their history and friendship until now.

‘I need to fix these necromancers up for good when I get the chance.’

Instead, Weed’s mind was turning solid in the opposite direction.

He would put them under surveillance immediately and wipe them all out if they seem even a bit suspicious.

“Yeah, I’m not interested. Necromancy isn’t like that at all.”

*Blink!*


<You have abandoned the necromancer class and have revoked to the status of sculptor master.

Maximum health points and mana decline to its original state.

Honor influences expand.

The effects from faith does not diminish.

Infamy is decreased by 25,000 points.

By abandoning necromancy mid-way, the proficiency levels of job class skills including the undead summoning skill are decreased by 2 levels.

The control over the undead declines.

The power of the dead is weakened by 651.

The affiliation with the necromancer guild has turned into ignorance and strife.>


Sculptor master!

Though his health points declined, the necromancer only provided the 10% bonus effect which wasn’t significant.

In terms of mana, there was an increase of 50% but now he was unable to spam skills as he wished, which was a big turndown.

The impact of quitting being a necromancer didn’t end there.

*Blink!*

– The blessing of the goddess Freya is bestowed upon you.
– You are rid of all abnormal conditions and have reached the maximum physical status.

 


<The artist.

You had strayed from your path for a moment but you have now regained my favour.

Blessing of beauty and prosperity will be with you on the righteous path.

Faith has increased by 20.

Charisma and charm have increased by 10.

You are bestowed overflowing health points for a month.

The recovery rate of health points is increased by 60%.

Nearby allys will recover 20% faster.

The quality of cooking materials will turn into the finest when touched by your hand.>


 

Weed was enjoying the moment.

*Blink!*


<The blessing of the goddess Hestia is bestowed upon you.
You have acquired the blessing of fire which purifies all that is wrongful.
Hestia congratulates you on escaping from the dreadful darkness and has granted blessing on you.
Special attacks from dark type monsters are negated by holy power by up to 50%.
The power of fire type spells is permanently increased by 3%.>


…..

<The blessing of Ahtrok is bestowed upon you.>

<The blessing of Batalli is bestowed upon you.>

<The blessing of Tiron is bestowed upon you.>

<The blessing of Lugh is bestowed upon you.>


 

Necromancer…

It was a job class hated by the gods with a passion.

Baraball with a pale face put his hand up and pointed to the door.

“This place is a precious space only permitted to necromancers. Please leave at once.”

It was a cold attitude that made him realize the friendship that had been sustained until now had been blown into dust.

 

***


The next location Weed visited was the warrior guild.

A warrior guild was located in each of the 5 town squares of Morata and it was always full of users that were receiving job commissions or trying to learn new skills.

“We welcome your visit. Honorable emperor, your highness!”

“We of the iron shield guild promise eternal loyalty to the emperor.”

The moment he entered the guild, the guards and warriors comprised of citizens shouted loudly.

Weed’s popularity from his honor was that much!

“Wha, what is this?”

“It’s Weed-nim. Weed-nim is here!”

The hundreds of users within the warrior guild also caused a huge commotion.

For the Morata users, they saw Weed occasionally sculpting and trading at the town square.

He looked ordinary but he was a man of authority over the Versailles continent!

Even the majority of late starters in Morata liked Weed.

“Hurray for the Arpen empire!”

“Weed-nim. I love you!”

Weed walked towards the steps and waved his hand lightly.

He could hear so many shouting voices that it was hard to make them out, but a few of them struck his heart.

“We are grateful for the investments. We fixed our house for free thanks to you!”

“…..”

“You spent all your money for our well-being… You really are the best Weed-nim!”

“…..”

“Please take good care of us. Govern over us just as you are doing now!”

“…..”

Weed realized how sad and regretful it was to be respected by the users.

‘This is why they say you live longer when people curse at you. It meant that you will die of emotional disorder from taking compliments.’

Ancient sayings were indeed taken to heart only when experienced firsthand.

 

***

 

30 minutes later, a post came up in the Royal Road discussion board.

Title : Black dragon is done for.

*Shiver*

Most of us know what the characteristics of the sculpting class is. Excruciatingly low health points and slow increase in combat skills proficiency… 

It is unqualified for just about any combat skill, and is always undermined wherever.

“Anyone can be a sculptor. But, none can become like Weed.”

“Become a sculptor. Then, advance to any other job. You will experience the highest level of satisfaction.”

“Weed is the most successful sculptor and simultaneously, an excessively all-around character.”

Looking back, the sculptor class acted as a safetynet so that the tyrant and God of War Weed could not go on rampage as much as he was capable of.

That very Weed… He has just advanced into a warrior in Morata.

You don’t understand what that means?

You say he mastered the sculptor so he could reasonably advance into a warrior?

Warrior Weed…

Doesn’t it ring a bell yet?

Enormous amount of comments were posted immediately.

– Seriously. Weed-nim became a warrior?
– This was a long post but it can be reduced to just two words: Warrior Weed.
– Warrior Weed. Darn. That is scary.
– That’s insane. This is the end.
– The dragon will be diced.
– I watched Weed-nim fight as I followed him nearby about 6 months ago. This reminds me of that time again.
– Oh. The guy above me. He must be high level. He posted his level 450 armor in a previous post.
– Explain Weed-nim’s battle in detail! But, that’s actually pretty common to see in recordings.
– No. The broadcasts and the recordings are only a fraction of the real deal, and it is a whole other dimension up close in person. I cannot explain in detail but I will try anyway. It is not just a matter of flying around, but it is flashy and spectacular… As if he moves without any rest. The battle doesn’t progress rapidly, but is more like an inevitable tidal wave that rolls into shore while he rides the current. Not a thought comes to mind and you must unconditionally move quickly to keep up, he is just unbelievably quick.

Then soon enough, I realized that what I did and called hunting in the past cannot be considered hunting and fell into despair.

– They say it’s extremely tiresome if you hunt with Weed-nim in a party… That seems to be true.
– Legend says that even the rankers spit blood and ran away.
– His past was comparably weaker sculptor or a tailing necromancer with his hands tied to his back.
– Warrior… I think he would still need time to adjust to it. The combat style of warriors is surely different from the sculptor.
– What is that supposed to mean? There was a time when Weed-nim was temporarily a warrior.
– What? When was this?
– His days as the Great king of the desert. The days when he erected the Pallos empire and wreaked havoc over the continent.

*Shiver*

– Well, that’s the end. Period.
– The Hermes guild are long gone now running.
– Destruction of Royal Road ecosystem imminent.
– Bard Ray’s head is implanted on the ground right now.

 

(To be continued…)

 

 


 

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V53C9P3 – Hero rescuing the world

Par mimosab

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Weed was engaged in battle, raising the undead.

“Mud golem. Charge towards your enemies.”

The golem let out a low moan as it lumbered forwards, beginning its battle against a horde of Urgos,  monsters with a horse-like head.

Fundamentally, a golem was a life-long partner of the necromancers.

Like a loyal knight, it protects its summoner, and at other times it destroyed enemy formations by fighting alongside the undead.

– The ruler of death commands us!

The Urgos, numbering over a thousand, scattered out over a wide area and threw their spears.

The mud golem took the blow of over a dozen spears and returned to the earth.

 


< Mud golem was destroyed. >


 

Weed clicked his tongue as he witnessed the moment.

“Tsk. My golem crafting isn’t getting all that better.”

Golem crafting had gone up to Beginner Level 7, but it was a skill difficult to master even through tedious grinding.

Necromancers such as Jeanne or Gruzed could erect fire golems or iron golems.

Fire golems were capable of a powerful AOE spell, and iron golems had the endurance to tire and defense to tire out any enemy that targeted them.

They had been training together with golems since they first became necromancers.

“It is what it is. All of you, go out there!”

“I’ve been waiting for that command. Baharaaaa!”

Warrior Bahamorg ran out with an axe in hand, tailed closely by Knight Serville and Valkyrie Gernika. 

Together they faced the horde of Urgos, monsters known to excel in mobility and to have mastered the use of formations.

They tossed spears from range, which when combined with their high levels in and around the late 500s, made them a particularly difficult group of monsters to fight.

In the past, they resided beyond the Kilizar Pass in the outskirts of the northern continent, but there was news of them invading the pioneer villages of Arpen.

“Now that we’ve arrived, I will take everything from you all, to the last piece of leather!”

The Urgos were throwing their spears while galloping in a large circle.

Bahamorg, Servilleand Gernika were caught up at the frontlines blocking incoming spears with their shields, but even so the army of 300 skeletons led by Van Hawk were crushed immediately.

Weed riding on Wy-3 avoided hunting the monsters to save time. He had brought a small undead force into the Urgos camps.

*Crumble!*

That moment, the earth began to shake and something massive surged from the ground.

The Death Worm, whose combat strength was amongst the highest of all the sculptural creatures raised by Weed, its combat strength rivaling the Phoenix and King Hydra, rose violently from the ground.

The Death Worm with its mouth wide open, swallowed 5 Urgos on the ground at once.

– Nom nom nom. Gulp. Kyaaah.

The Urgos froze to the ground. The Death Worm’s presence made them cower in terror.

“Terrain destruction.”

By Weed’s command, the Death Worm disappeared into the ground and resurged 10 meters away. 

The Urgos favored wide fields and so they were restricted from running around freely.

“Focus your attacks with composure!”

“Pay attention to the trembling of the earth. We can deduce where the worm will pop up  next.”

The highly intelligent Urgos scattered strategically against the Death Worm and lunged their spears.

– Kwek!

Death Worm was targeted by over a hundred spears as it swallowed a mouthful of Urgos. With its sturdy but slippery skin, it reflected all but 7 spears.

“Aerial reinforcement.”

Just as Weed gave his command, baraags flew in from the forests and and breathed fire on the grounds.

– I was growing impatient waiting.
– We will roast everything.

The Urgos’ combat strength relied on rapid movement and group formation to execute powerful mid range attacks.

Bahamorg and the other sculptural creatures acted as bait and lured the Urgos into one place.

Next, the Baraags’ focus fire turned the grounds into an ocean of flames.

“Come back to the land where you once lived. In this place of darkness, in this black and rotten land. Carve the laws of darkness that will never fade into everyone. Undead Rise!”

Weed summoned the undead from within the flames.

The corpses of the Urgos killed by the baraags’ attack turned into death knights at the very least and also resurrected as doom knights.

 


< The essence of darkness converted the tainted corpses of the Urgos into the undead.
The proficiency in the undead summoning skill has increased greatly.
Intelligence and wisdom is permanently increased by 3 points. >


 

The undead scorched by flames rose to their feet and became caught up in battle.

“The gorge of decayed bones.”

Weed, taking any chance he could, summoned clumps of bones that spread poison and blocked off the rear.

The Urgos would never turn tail and run of their own volition, but he prepared if such a situation were to arise.

Now, Weed wanted to try out the curse skill tree and offensive magic spells that were inferior compared to his undead summoning. However, he was interrupted.

– Seoyoon : Mordred is in danger. The monsters that spewed out from the underground dungeons are overwhelming the city.

Mordred was the capital of the Niflheim empire.

The whisper pertained to the monsters clustered in a wide area of ruins.

“Okay.”

Weed thought to himself that something that was on his mind had finally come forth.

“Shall we head to Mordred?”

If he were to hunt in Mordred, it would be at maximum efficiency as he wouldn’t need to revoke his undead summonings.

Undeads are incredibly useful in taking down moderately powerful monsters.

Large monsters were spawning consistently and no other users were around to leech experience; such an environment was the perfect catalyst for a necromancer’s growth. 

– Seoyoon : I don’t think we can regain it. Mordred is a vast ruins area and the monsters keep spawning from the ground. Other locations would fall in danger while we focus on Mordred.

“I suppose so.”

– Seoyoon : The monsters spawning in Mordred will be fended off by relying on the walls of the nearby villages and the city. I assembled the Arpen Imperial army already.

“You responded quickly. Will they be able to defend successfully?”

Seoyoon : To some degree. We would have to bear with a few stray monsters to the northern continent.

Now that the appearance of monsters had become active all across the Versailles continent, danger was imminent anywhere.

The discussion boards were already full of posts from agonizing users that fell victim to the monsters.

– Seoyoon : More importantly… Are you planning to master necromancy?

“Why?”

– Seoyoon : I acquired some information about a special warrior job class. It could be connected to the Savior of the World. 

“The Savior of the World?”

Weed knew about many job classes including martial artists.

Savior of the World was the job class he had during his days as the Great King of the desert.

‘I advanced from the warrior of the sun. However, that path was not exclusive for the warrior of the sun. Just one person out of the top climbers in the knight and warrior class had the privilege.’

When Weed crushed the Embinyu Cult and closed his books on the days as the Great king of the desert, Hestiger succeeded the position of Savior of the World.

It was truly the pinnacle of the combat class!

“That job class is possible to acquire?”

– Seoyoon : I can’t say for certain. But, you would be able to gain access to the advanced level of the warrior class. Savior of the World can be acquired after that.

“That makes sense. It is not an easy job class to come by.”

Back when he became the Savior of the World, there were threats called the Embinyu Cult and Ausolet.

The job class that can only be fulfilled by transcending the limit of human strength and having received the quest to save the world.

“Kaybern could be…Hmm. Normally I wouldn’t bet on it, but the world is troubled and receiving such a quest is highly probable.”

Weed recently came to think that there was no real need for him to master necromancy.

Fundamentally, the necromancer was a job class that wields power that transcends the boundaries of death.

Therefore, it could only be powerful if one could freely use curse and dark magic spells as well.

In the process, the user will lose various stats, the penalties were great compared to the sculptor that has a slow growth rate but can stack stats.

‘Just proficient enough to reach the greatest hunting speed. Also, I could master undead summoning one day if I use it consistently. There is no need for me to go out of my way to reach the top as a necromancer.’

A high level necromancer would have to offer special and unusual sacrifices to increase skill proficiency.

Each job class had different methods of progression and few shared the need for excessive and repetitive grinding that the sculptors were subjected to. 

In the past, necromancy had been valuable for its hunting prowess despite the difficulties, but perspectives changed greatly after the Hermes guild was defeated.

– Seoyoon : If you do not master necromancy and go through the job advancement, the skill proficiency of the undead summoning will decrease a little bit.

“It doesn’t matter. I can overcome it with grinding.”

Weed thought that such a penalty had little meaning.

If the job wasn’t mastered, proficiencies declined upon job advancement depending on the user’s standings.

If one were to go through job advancement from a ranger to an archer which is similar, the archery proficiency would not decline.

However, if one were to change from the mage class to a warrior class, the user would suffer some loss in skill proficiency or stats.

– Seoyoon : First, you must advance into a warrior and head to the desert.

“Hmm. So the desert is where it begins?”

– Seoyoon : There could be another way in the central continent, but the easiest starting
location was in the desert.

Thus, Weed decided to change job class.

He started out as a sculptor, but he also took on the role of a necromancer and became an emperor. Now, his goal was to become the Savior of the World.

 

***

 

Bart was expanding the trades all the way to the central continent after the Garnav battle.

“When the opportunity comes, you must seize it and proactively build on it. If you start a day late, you would suffer that much more loss.”

He purchased a huge amount of goods such as potions and ores from the north and established trades with the cities in the central continent.

The head merchants Helten and Delmong that he became friends with in the process, joined him in the trade.

“Is there a reason to go all the way to Kallamore? There is enough demand just in Tulen.”

“We must. If there is someone in demand, a merchant must go wherever that may be.”

“The prices are firm here too…”

“We must sell first to those who absolutely want to buy it. Merchants become successful through credit, not money.”

Bart led the wagons full of iron ores and headed to the Kallamore region.

Castle Evaluk was destroyed by the dragon and monsters were wreaking havoc, but he managed to arrive in Castle Zenia.

It was the fourth city in Kallamore, but its advantages of transportation traffic attracted users and served like a capital city.

“Selling iron ore! Iron weapons for sale. I brought lots of horns and wood that can be crafted into bows.”

Helten and Delmong that followed Bart sold half of the goods to the trade station and started a street stall in the town square with the remaining half. Then, they accomplished an insane record of selling all their goods completely in 20 minutes.

All they did was start selling in the corner of the town square, but an endless line of users bought every product.

The bow materials especially were hot items that got sold out within 10 minutes.

“How’s that? We sold out like a breeze, didn’t we?”

“Yeah. It was worth it.”

Bart accumulated contribution points in the city and could spread his reputation across the city.

With the fall of Castle Evaluk and the increasing activities of monsters resulted in exponential increase of demand for bows.

If a siege war were to break out, the weapon to grab regardless of one being warrior or a merchant was the bow.

“Insane! Now we can buy products for a lower price. But hey. What do we purchase on our way back?”

“Let us buy some medicinal herbs on the way. Various kinds grow around this area.”

“How do you know that?”

“Market assessment is the basis of trades.”

Bart used up all the money that he had and purchased the medicinal herbs.

Helten and Gamong joined him, and they got back on the road to Tulen with other users.

They could expect great profit if they were to sell in Tulen or the Britten region.

‘When a war breaks out, the merchant must not be hindered and sell his goods even more diligently. Produce anything he can and sell. There is always someone in demand of the goods.’

When he managed the Hosung Inc. in the past, it was all the same.

When others said it was too early, he made early investments and led the skills development.

‘Even after that, it all crumbled down… But I know, my management method wasn’t wrong.’

Bart lost all his motivation and fell into despair when he lost ownership of the organization.

He had an enormous amount of money left to sustain his life, but it was heartbreaking to be branded as a failure of a manager.

One could ever so easily say as much about him.

‘He’s gone down but still lives a boastful life without any financial worries, no?’

It wasn’t an understatement.

Even so, he had lived as a manager of an organization but his role disappeared at once. Hearing voices mocking him as one defeated was a lot worse than what people thought.

Tens and thousands of jobless folks and their families.

He was deeply sorry for them and felt ashamed of himself. However, the affiliate companies of the Hosung Inc. soon found a new owner and proudly began to make revenue.

The early investments in skills and equipment had begun its slow start in the display of its true value.

‘Fortunate. If I had been able to overcome the financial difficulty just that once… Phew. Let go of the regrets. Anything can be successful or fail miserably by the slightest of differences.’

 

(To be continued…)

 


 

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V53C9P2 – Hero rescuing the world

Par mimosab

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“The dragon is extremely powerful, It can melt down and destroy cities at will.”

“So, Kaybern is unstoppable? I thought Weed had some kind of plan.”

“Weed defeated Bard Ray and is now the best in this world, will he really not do anything about this?”

“Even so, he is just a user only a little stronger than us. There is no way to stop the dragon.”

“We cannot pressure Weed-nim to die in vain. It is futile and unreasonable.”

“Some of you forgot already, but he did defeat the chaos dragon in the past.”

“That time, the dragon was plain stupid and did not use magic. Also, Weed was abnormally powerful because it was a quest.”

“He wiped out the entire central continent as the Great King of the desert. He put an end to the war age, he’s a legend above all legends”.

“But even so we will have to stand here and watch Kaybern annihilate the continent.

“I don’t think there’s anything Weed can do about this.”

“We are all doomed for. So, let’s enjoy ourselves, we should make good of the little time we have left.”

Every single discussion board was on the lookout for Weed, but realistically speaking, there was nothing to do about the impending destruction at the hands of the dragon.

After castle Evaluk had been set to ashes, Kaybern took off.

Despite the migration, millions of users had been present. However, those that remained numbered only several hundreds.

 


<Dragon’s vengeance

Dark dragon Kaybern is mobilizing in order to destroy human civilization.

The spirits and fairies are warning once again.>


 

“A week from now, Kaybern will head to the free city Somren.”

Next, the surprising following target was announced.

The free city Somren had high population and was a core region of the Britten alliance, no one could be unaware of its existence.

Furthermore, according to the growth rate, the cities that were potentially the following targets were also concerned.

“Even the free city Somren will be blown out of existence and that is very troublesome.”

Weed witnessed castle Evaluk being destroyed and sighed.

Within just an hour, a massive castle and city were crushed at unbelievable speed.

“If it cannot be stopped, a great city will be destroyed every week.”

Moreover, Kaybern wasn’t the only danger.

From over 50 regions over the Versaille continent, monster hordes were forming.

If monsters of various races swarmed on the cities, the damage would be unthinkable. It would be much easier to rely on the castle walls for defense, but that would mean all the farmlands will be laid to waste.

“The black dragon and monsters….”

He had no time to complete the quests in which he had made progress so far.

The sculptural Arts Final Secret technique quest had been near impossible, but now he was also responsible for the peace of the continent and his own life.

 

***

 

Bard Ray tread through the hidden shrieking dungeon with the holy sword of Lugh in his hand. He could hear nothing other than his own footsteps.

Just as he was about to grow bored of the creepy atmosphere, evil spirits surprised him from the walls and ceiling.

– Kyaaaah! A young and fresh human!
– I will steal your body….

*Slash!*

Bard Ray swung the holy sword of Lu and hacked away the evil spirits.

 


< Gofred’s evil spirit has been vanquished. >


< Vulzag’s evil spirit has been vanquished. >


 

– You acquired experience.

 


< You have successively defeated 21 evil spirits.

Agility is increased by 1 for great combat achievement. >


 

He had had to complete a quest to enter the dungeon and meet the level requirement of 600. 

The evil spirits he faced could only be damaged by weapons enchanted with holy powers, and they couldn’t be vanquished unless they are attacked precisely on the heart.

‘If I stay calm I can achieve anything. I must believe in myself.’

 


< Reptile’s evil spirit has been vanquished. >


< Eggust’s evil spirit has been vanquished. >


 

– You acquired experience.

 


< You have obtained the evil spirit’s ring. >


< You have obtained the essence of wicked mana. >


 

‘I can do this.’

Bard Ray surely felt more powerful after having mastered the sword technique.

The hidden shrieking dungeon in the past had never been completed because it was dangerous, even by the Hermes guild’s standards.

If several users were to enter the dungeon simultaneously,  they would recognize one another as an enemy and so there was no meaning in sending an assault  team.

The only option was to advance alone, but the risks of dying discouraged entry.

Godly Warrior Bard Ray.

He forfeit the challenge in fear of losing the reputation burdening his shoulders.

‘Nothing can confine me now.’

A smile bloomed on Bard Ray’s face.

Now that he entered as a challenger, he had no more fear of losing his life in the dungeon.

He did not have the assistance of the royal guards of the Hermes guild nor reinforcements, but he himself was powerful.

‘Is this what it feels like to step up to a new level in the midst of danger?’

He advanced forward as he slashed away the spirits.

There were terrifying, dangerous moments, but he made rapid decisions and his body responded each time.

‘The sword is moving as if it’s a part of my body. Put faith in this power. Slash and pierce through them.’

The heightened senses that came with life and death combat drew out his best abilities. It recovered broken confidence and displayed another plane of skill.

Bard Ray thought to himself as he slaughtered the boss of the evil spirits, Reptile.

‘I am the best, once again.’

The fruitful sensation of fighting with his life on the line was reassured with the spoils.


Ding!


< You have acquired a legendary transportation skill imbued with the power of lightning.

Thunder walk!

Each step you take on the ground will call down lightning and strike an enemy. >


 

Bard Ray swore to become stronger after having been defeated once.

He had begun the battle with Weed by dominating him. The situation turned on him and he allowed a storm of successive attacks, resulting in defeat. 

The final secret technique of the sculptural arts: Time Sculpting. When used in combination with the glove of dimensional gate, Bard Ray had stood no chance..

‘I was better than  him in terms of overall combat ability. If I prepared well for that split second… I could have survived. I had a high chance of winning if I dragged it into an extensive battle.’

He watched the video of the battle over a hundred times and analyzed it.

The disappointment after it was all over had left him truly speechless, but Weed’s movement and attacks were way too quick.

The ultimate activation of Tte devil’s gruesome blade dance made him overlook his victory and eased his mind, a considerable factor of his loss.

‘Heraim Sword technique. Its strengths are immense, but it has more weaknesses. If I knew about it in advance, I should be able to avoid or deflect it somehow half-way during the fight.’

Bard Ray simulated the battle in his head countless times for the re-match.

‘The next duel shall be prepared for and executed meticulously, by me this time.’

 

***

 

Yurin drew a large map in the earth palace.

Novice sculptors made chess pieces of the monsters in the region and placed them on the map. Marks were multiplying over the entire continent.

“The northern continent will soon be rendered unable to manage the upcoming danger.”

“There are too many monsters, causing dozens of users to rush out the castle gates.”

“The city hasn’t been destroyed but… There are isolated villages and the territory controlled by the monsters is expanding. More monsters are gathering in those exact locations.”

“The security of the Arpen empire is worsening. The crop damage is immense and roads are ruined in many places.”

The northern users gathered at the earth palace even before Kaybern began the destruction of castle Evaluk.

Farmers, merchants, adventurers, warriors, mages and necromancers.

Their jobs were diverse, but the majority started inMorata and were affectionate about the northern continent.

Merchant Pandal looked over the map with various monster sculptures on top, then shook his head from side to side.

“Weed-nim is putting his best efforts into hunting them down… The monsters multiplied and their armies increase in number endlessly.”

“During the time taken to vanquish one horde of monsters, several more are forming.”

“We must prepare for siege in the regions close to the monsters.”

Monsters roaming in the north.

They were forming hordes and were approaching the cities.

“Siege… Wouldn’t the people be afraid?”

“Who knows. The ones I’ve met are excited.”

Necromancer Porom seemed to be intrigued.

In Royal Road, all kinds of events take place, and a siege against monsters could be very well exhilarating.

In reality, when Morata was expanding culturally, the outskirt villages relied solely on a single wooden wall and fended off the nearby monsters.

“K-huhuhu. It’s going to be really fun.”

“On the bright side it will certainly be exciting.”

“We must hold our grounds until Weed-nim exterminates Kaybern.”

The northern users believed that with time, Weed would be able to overcome the black dragon.

 

***

 

The fresh provincial lords of the central continents were observing the situation.

“Aren’t the monsters increasing in numbers rather too excessively? What if my city were to be invaded? What then?”

“Well, we aren’t the closest ones to the monsters… However, the public is uneasy and i think the tax income has declined too.”

“How about we assemble some users and try subjugating the monsters?”

“Hmm. Let us assess the situation for now.”

The lords lacked their own armies, so they could be concerned but had no solution in mind.

They could be at ease if the Arpen empire provided protection, but they knew Weed was busy exterminating the monsters through the broadcasts and could not blame him.

“He is hunting day and night.”

“Did you see him riding on Wy-3, repairing his weapon and armor, and eating wheat bread?”

“He was still grinning on top of all that, though it would be very tiresome.”

Weed was doing what he loved, but to the others they could not witness a more hectic schedule.

On top of that, they wrote a separate contract when they received their positions of provincial lords.

– A is the emperor of Arpen empire, Weed.
– B is yourself who wants to become provincial lord.
– B will maintain the Arpen empire’s official tax rate for the city of his/her control.
– B will work towards city development, increase in population, technological advancement and social welfare of the users.
– The funds and labor required by B shall be rallied by his/her own power.
– B will defend against the invasion of monsters and natural disasters on his/her own.
– A is the emperor of Arpen empire.
– B may turn in the position of lord if the contract seems unreasonable.

A typical, unfair contract!

‘How does this make any sense?’

‘Isn’t this a total thief?’

‘Wow… He really pulled the blade on this one. He sure did.’

The appointed lords of the Arpen empire doubted his intentions at first, but soon accepted the reality. The army was nowhere near enough to respond to the monsters and disasters, and there were many candidates signing up for the lord positions other than themselves.

The money spent for the lord positions were all invested into the development of the Arpen empire.

The repairs on the wasted regions, castle wall constructions against the monster invasion and fortification of fortresses went underway in many places across the central continent, not only in the northern regions. 

‘Tsk. I can’t nitpick him on how he used my money since I can see the results.’

‘Well… Maintaining the official tax rate is not so bad. It’s better than me raising the rates while all the other lords have low rates, making me stand out from every other lord’

‘The official tax rate removes all the hassle.’

‘It all seems to be a basic commitment as lord… He wouldn’t possibly strip away my lord position for loitering around a bit.’

‘Funds and labor? It would be nice for the Arpen empire to assist me, but it is certain they have their hands tied. Hmm.’

The lords decided to think positively in the face of danger. The reason being that the Arpen empire did not fail them.

“If the monsters swarm in, let’s cooperate together on our own and make the best of it.”

“Surely. Let us set an example to the users. There are many that feel uncomfortable about us lords.”

The lords had no other option but to gather and win through on their own. 

On the other hand, the Black Lion guild that had taken control of half the Tulen region were in a different situation.

“Kaybern is the scary one. Monsters… We can just kill them.”

The Black Lion guild recruited the elite users again and spent their attentions on their internal affairs.

They regretted their past mistakes and put their efforts into taking care of the common users and civilians this time around.

“If we make progress, the users will gather on their own. Also, taking care of my home is my own duty.”

They thought it would not be too difficult to defend against the monsters given the guild’s power.

“We need to do well while Weed has no time to spare on us. If we are successful, the Black Lion guild can reign with great influence once again in these regions.”

“I agree to that statement.”

Dwarven warrior Vindel also agreed.

This was an opportunity to change the recessive atmosphere within the guild.

“Let’s call for the guild’s full mobilization. We have to act out. For our Black Lion guild!”

Similar thoughts also came up in the rival guilds such as the Roam, Cloud, Lionstar, and Black sword mercenary guild.

From each region, the assembled powers actively raised armies in response to the crisis brought forth by Kaybern.

“This is competition. We cannot do anything about the reign of Arpen empire, but we cannot be pushed around by other lords now, would we?”

“In the past, us Roam guild were the best in a continent. We had a good reputation compared to the other ones, too. Let’s organize defensive forces and drive out the monsters in the territory.”

“Recruit the skilled users. The Black Sword mercenary guild shall recruit a fresh load of mercenaries!”

In the central continent, some ogres transformed into small dragons and patrolled the skies.

The draconic warriors with exceptional physical capabilities and magic power, took the role of leading the monsters marching on ground level.

Armies were rising nearby in order to face the monsters.

 

(To be continued…)

 


 

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V53C9P1 – Hero rescuing the world

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“K-hmm.”

Weed was preoccupied in the corner of the dungeon.

“Van Hawk. What do you think?”

“About what?”

“Forget it, my fault for asking a skeleton like you. You’re an empty skull head.”

“…..”

Weed tried to organize his thoughts while sewing the artisan’s rainbow silk, but it did not go how he wanted.

“Torido, how about you?”

“What do you mean?”

“Nevermind I cannot trust the decisions of a vampire like you. Other than sucking blood, what else would you ever think about?,?”

“…..”

Van Hawk and Torido.

They were the undead unfortunate enough to be continually scolded by Weed.

“*Sigh* How should I go about this?”

Weed crafted armor with blacksmith materials, and sewed new clothes in order to gather his thoughts. Despite his efforts, his concerns were not resolved so easily.

“Castle Evaluk…”

He had been hunting excitedly due to the recent increase of monsters, but now there was only a day left until Kaybern’s attack on castle Evaluk.

“Realistically, there is no way to stop him.”

He could not round up an estimate of Kaybern with just having gone through one short instance of battle.

The castle was under the attention of countless users.

If Weed were to wait bravely at the castle and face Kaybern, that would be a perfectly meaningless death!

“If the Hermes guild helps out, and the users of the entire Versailles continent were to unite… Even then, the chances are slim. Quest log.”

 


< The True warrior.

There are countless achievements that you have attained thus far.

You have defeated the immortal legion and travelled from one end of the world to the other.

You travelled back to the past of the Versailles continent, defeated the Ambinu cult and reached the pinnacle of the arcane sculptural technique.

You are the most famous throughout the continent and succeeded in the most dangerous commissions. 

From the city’s drunk to the young ones living in mountain villages, there isn’t a single person that does not know of you as the sculptor, adventurer and warrior Weed.

Poets created lyrics out of your adventures and sing them in the streets.

Now, the dark dragon Kaybern swore its ruthless vengeance and plunged the continent into danger.

This is the time for you to step up.

To save the continent, and defeat the dark dragon.

First, you must gather information. 

Before you valiantly draw your sword, you must get a deeper understanding of the dark dragon Kaybern.

Difficulty : S

Reward : Leads into the decision of the warrior.

Quest requirement : Hero rescuing the world

Highest adventure honor. >


 

“The only hope I have is this quest.”

He had received the quest from Kaybern’s rise while Weed was active as an adventurer and warrior. As the emperor of the Arpen empire he must stop Kaybern, but he was feeling the pressure before it even began.

“If I proceed with this quest, I will have to confront Kaybern in the end….”

Weed had pushed himself through many impractical quests, but each had its kindling of hope. He somehow desperately stopped the immortal legion and the Embinyu cult, but hardships just kept coming.

“Anyhow, I should take a look from castle Evaluk given the situation.”

He hadn’t a hint of thought of placing himself in any serious danger.

“Yellowy.”

“Mooooooo.”

Yellowy rolled its innocent eyes and stared at him.

It grew consistently as the carrier following Weed around the hunting grounds. It became abnormally stronger and became bulkier in equal proportion.

“You stay here. I have a feeling Kaybern is going to make a meal out of you.”

“Thanks. Moooo.”

“Knight Serville. You rest too.”

“I understand, Master.”

He gave the human form sculptural creatures and also Yellowy some rest.

The non-human ones like Goldman and crocodile Nile were chosen to tag along.

“Van Hawk, Torido.”

They were subordinates that followed him anywhere.

“Why do you call us? Master.”

“I am here.”

Weed spread his voice with authority.

“You guys have always been loyal. Come with me.”

 

***

 

Castle Evaluk of Kallamore.

“Everyone gather your things and leave! There is no time!”

Lord Dain was evacuating the citizens and users.

Many lords were appointed in the Arpen empire, but castle Evaluk was one that was scheduled to be invaded by Kaybern.

Not one desired to be lord of castle Evaluk, and Dain surrendered by quitting the Hermes guild and maintained her lord position.

She broke away from the Hermes guild without any regrets after witnessing Lapei causing this entire incident with Kaybern.

“Take whatever you can carry. If there is no ownership, whoever is closest is the owner.”

“Can I take the things inside the castle?”

“Yeah. Of course! You can take them all.”

Dain chose evacuation over confrontation.

As she mindlessly scrambled around in the streets for the citizens, knight users approached her on their horses.

“Though we lack in skill, we would like to help. As users from Kalamor, we cannot overlook this situation.”

“We do not need fighters.”

Dain was popular because she was exemplary even under the Haven empire Age. Along with the rumors of her being Weed’s comrade, people that criticized her past were rare.

“It is ridiculous to go against Kaybern. Choose life over a meaningless death.”

“Are you going to let this castle and city go to waste?”

Castle Evaluk had taken many stages of development and flourished more than the capital of the Kalamor region.

Dain directly overlooked the castle and had an attachment for every building, but she wasn’t about to obsess over them foolishly.

“What’s not meant to be cannot be. Just because the city is destroyed, it does not mean that their lives end here. The continent is spacious, and they could return in the future and repair it.”

“But, what if it gets destroyed again by Kaybern?”

“We still have to live on. I learned to not give up until the very end. Life is precious like a gem which is why I do not want senseless sacrifice.”

Dain’s speech and actions were covered live through the broadcast and left a deep impression on the viewers. 

Her honor as the lord of castle Evaluk was renowned, but this broadcast worldwide displayed her true worth of character.

– Castle Evaluk is nowhere near the level of castle Aren, but for her to give it up it takes great courage.
– It seems to be a difficult decision. Wouldn’t she be regretful?
– She isn’t going to make a rash decision. She is wise.
– Giving away everything in the castle is quite impressive.
– Lord Dain was very popular among the users to begin with. Even when she was associated under the Hermes guild.

Even the broadcast hosts praised her as a wonderful individual.

“Everyone, escape. Quickly!”

Dain rushed the evacuation in person and led all the soldiers, users and civilians.

Vault doors with war supplies and food were wide open,  and she had contacted several major merchant associations in advance.

“Please lend me your horses and wagons. The northern bulls will be even better as they can carry more.”

“Who is going to fund this loan?”

“There is no money. Instead, take all the items without ownership in the lord castle. Take as much as you want before Kaybern gets here.”

The merchants pounded away at their calculators and deemed that this was a profitable transaction.

Castle Evaluk was prosperous ever since the pioneer days of Royal Road.

Countless artwork and jewelry decorated the city and thus, there were many items to collect.

“Alright. The deal is good.”

A golden opportunity for the merchants.

Even for the novice merchants that just started, this was the chance to collect loot worth thousands of gold.

Users from regions near Kalamor all swarmed in and loaded hefty in their bags and wagons.

In a few days, the picturesque castle Evaluk was uncovered entirely, leaving just the structural frames.

Marble stones and rare lumber were ripped away, as well as steel joint frames were all taken out.

“I’m a bit sad for these buildings…”

“Better than being destroyed by Kaybern. Let’s uproot the whole thing.”

The stone landmarks that were the basis of the city’s scenery were disassembled and loaded onto wagons as expensive construction materials.

“Hurry. Come!”

Dain and the volunteering users were assisting the migration.

All the doors of castle Evaluk were open, allowing the users to leave the castle freely.

 

***

 

“Hmm. She made a wise decision.”

Weed stared down at castle Evaluk from a mountain afar.

5 sculptural creatures followed Weed, some of them being Goldman, Bahamorg and the high elf Eltin.

“Shouldn’t we get closer? Growl.”

“It’s fine. This is just the right distance.”

“We won’t be able to get a clear view of the dragon from here.”

“That is what I aimed for. He shouldn’t not even spot us.”

Weed used the sculptural transformation technique and turned into a short-legged dwarf.

‘Kaybern’s rage is directed at humans. He didn’t touch the dwarves near his lair so it will be safe this way.’

Kaybern would not kill him as long as he stays in dwarf form and does not get on his nerves.

That was the reason why he brought the non-human sculptural creatures.

Though he couldn’t bring Yellowy because he was a tasty beef regardless of race.

“I need to gather as much information on Kaybern as possible.”

Bahamorg who overheard Weed talking to himself spoke in sincerity.

“Such courage… Is he trying to hunt down the dragon?”

“No. Wouldn’t you need to know about your enemy so you can avoid them?”

He had an S rank quest at his disposal, but he was up against a dragon this time. He couldn’t rely his back solely on the quest.

‘Even if I proceed with this quest… I need to figure out how much of a force I need to muster to fight. It’s too much to fight alone and I need to mobilize a large number of users. If it fails, the damage will be severe.’

He cannot afford to risk everything on a battle with no chance of winning.

He needed to assess if he had the odds, even if it meant pulling up a few tricks.

‘He despises humans and uses dark magic at free will. I’d say magic won’t work with him, but does he really have no weakness?’

He planned to assess everything from the very beginning.

If he were to observe Kaybern’s battle more closely, he would be able to grasp his exact abilities.

Weed waited as he sewed, and when it came to daytime, Kaybern flew towards castle Evaluk.

– Humans. Disappear without a trace!

Kaybern’s first greeting was a breath spewed from afar!

Refined corrosive breath struck castle Evaluk.

The castle gates that were barely hanging melted away instantly, and the central walls crumbled with a loud bang.

Kaybern’s breath seeped into the towns, corrupted the buildings and erected fire.

Castle Evaluk was now on high flames!

– Perish!

Kaybern raised fire magic against the castle and the city.

Users that failed to flee in time trying to fulfill their greed for fortune died out.

Dain who stayed behind wishing to share the same fate as the lord of castle Evaluk also lost her life.

– Kuuraahhh!

Kaybern flew across the sky and continued pouring magic spells on castle Evaluk.

He desired to wipe out everything so that one would not be able to make anything out of the remains.

Weed hid between a tree and a rock, watching the entire scene.

“Hmm. Extremely aggressive. He looks to be blinded by rage…”

“Is rage its weakness? Growl?”

“That is bad news. When weak fools are overwhelmed by rage, they reveal openings. However, strong guys become even more powerful.”

Users that were in proximity of castle Evaluk also lost their lives to the raining fire from the sky. The broadcast stations were conducting live coverage, and posts were rapidly being uploaded on online discussion boards of Royal Road.

– Kaybern is completely crushing the city.
– He had his way with castle Aren just like that. So it can never be revisited. It was pleasant to watch back then, but for the hope of Kalamor to be ruined like that.
– Ah… I bought a house and farm in castle Evaluk. I planted melons and blueberries and I was just waiting for the harvest. Sad.

Castle Evaluk.

Users with an affection for the Versailles continent all observed pitifully.

 

(To be continued…)

 


 

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V53C8P2 – The world in danger

Par mimosab

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“Kukukuku. Haaargh!”

Weed was screaming while he was leading the undead.

All the money that had been released into the Arpen Empire!

– Mapan : There is a Rose Festival happening in the Free City Somren in 14 months! The local citizens are praising Emperor Weed.

“Hurry up and fight. You useless fools!”

Weed led the undead and charged through the fog forest infested with monsters.

A straight charge to the front!

Van Hawk led the death knights dressed in dark colored armor.

“Obey the overlord of death. All shall be attained through death.”

– Lemon : The users are chanting for Weed-nim! The central continent users are signing up for the Grass Porridge cult all at once.

Tears ran down Weed’s face.

Weed was sorrowful and distressed.

‘My money… Poured away like rain.’

The significant funds used up for the affairs had shaped the pillar stones of the Arpen Empire. Seoyoon’s meticulous investments created a phenomena beyond expectations.

“Are you asking me to talk about his Highness? I feel guilty even mentioning his name. He is the great adventurer, artist and emperor who looks over us.”

“How do I think about the Arpen Empire? Last year I lived under a roof with a hole in it, rain poured through and snow piled up in my room throughout the winter. For even my house that’s located in the back alleys to be repaired…  The Arpen Empire is a good place without a doubt.”

“I can’t believe it, but all the robbers disappeared! It’s because the robbers are fed well and take naps in the day time.”

“I heard rumors that the Arpen Empire is a nation for artisans. Can it be trusted? The trade goods that derive from the north are cheap but are of acceptable quality.”

“Have you tasted the crops produced from Morata? They are extremely popular nowadays and are scarce despite their expensive price. Diligent farmers invest their sweat into the rich crop lands, and Freya’s blessing over them allows us to consume them unconditionally.”

The loyalty and security of the citizens stabilized, bestowing additional beneficial effects.

The quests became more accessible for northern users that travel down to the Central Continent and artisans began the goods production for the revitalization of trade.

The Central Continent has been in decline, but there are still many developed cities.

The sudden investment of funds and the new development plans awoke the potential of the stagnant cities. Lords were appointed in most regions, but that didn’t mean all the problems were resolved. The lords had to follow the legislation of the Arpen Empire and therefore, none of them could reign like kings as in the Hermes guild of the past.

In truth, many advantages came from appointing the rich folk as lords.

The lords all visited their own cities and felt something lacking about them.  

“I want a beautiful river that flows through the center of the city.”

Construction immediately began in creating a river dissecting the city!

“Ore costs are expensive!? Then, just make a mine. Investment returns are slow despite the initial amount? Whatever. Just pay it. Where can the mine run off to?”

Massive mine field development.

“The buildings have decayed and many uninhabited homes are crumbling. I don’t want to see that… Eh. This whole region is going to be renovated.”

The city’s full-scale repair began!

In response to these projects, the gold currency rising in value on the auction sites.

Many users viewed the commercial projects run by the rich lords positively.

“Money is the best.”

“The Hermes guild was busy trying to exploit us… At least the lords are building something…”

Weed did not think poorly of the rich.  Conversely, the majority despised the displays of the rich lords’ lifestyles with eyes full of jealousy. 

‘That is because there are two kinds of rich people, those that only think of their own greed in their investments and those who think of others. The generous rich people should be respected.’

Along with that in mind, he was preparing plans to exploit those rich lords.

The so-called the 5-year lord exploitment project of the Arpen empire!

‘I can drain them good by providing them with honor, dignity and pleasure.’

The big picture was framed perfectly, but even so he was sulking over the money invested in the Arpen Empire and was taking his frustration out on hunting.

 


< You have defeated the monsters of the Kalua dungeon.
You have accomplished a combat achievement.
Honor has increased by 2,300.
Agility and wisdom permanently increased by 1. >


 

“This dungeon took exactly 3.5 hours.”

This dungeon had taken the Hermes guild 4 hours to clear on the Hall of Fame.

He completed the dungeon quicker than 50 elite users, though not ones as powerful as Bard Ray.

“First off the undead do not rest, so it’s only obvious that I can save time. I also looked up some walkthrough videos.”

He proceeded with dungeon hunting in between his spare time of the monster eradication.

The monsters roaming around the continent were of utmost priority, but the undead needed to be over a certain number for them to produce maximum efficiency!

– Seoyoon : There is a group of monsters 57 minutes away

“Okay. I got it.”

Weed while swinging his sword, also practiced using golem summoning, various curses, buffs and poison type skills.

With the elite skeletal soldiers as the base, death knights and doom knights spawned on occasion.

He would push through dungeons with a snowballing number of undeads.

He had the ability to react quickly and make decisions no matter what situation. He also has impressive control over the undead with an indomitable charisma.

– Maray : I am at Ingoten City. The citizens of this region are all praising Weed-nim.

In the midst of his hunt, he received a whisper.

“…..?”

– Maray : You distributed ample food and provided accommodation for 30,000 starving citizens.

“Aggghh!”

– Jean : Holy… You dug a well in the nearby hunting grounds of Fortress Vargo. I was annoyed at having to return all the way to the fortress when I ran out of water. Thank you so much.

“Waaaaah!”

– Miretas :  I can maintain the breeding stations and greenhouses in Morata

 thanks to my skills, but your consideration of the novice players really shows through. 

Weed cried out loudly.

– Gamong : The Central continent merchants are praising Weed-nim. The placement of wagon storage stations and bulls at each city was the best decision for trade!

Tears ran like rivers down Weed’s face.

 

***

“I think it’s this way.”

“I never knew such a path existed.”

“We call this the adventure route. This is a shortcut that cuts through the mountains and forest. It is safe to tread even at night and most importantly, it’s quick.”

A famous adventurer, Chase.

He was taking Seasoned Crabs and Python along on the journey.

As honorary scouts of the Grass Porridge cult, they heard of dangerous monsters being frequently spotted from the Britten alliance.

The monsters weren’t typical such as the goblins and fierce wolves that had multiplied recently.

They received reports of large and medium sized monsters with grotesque shapes roaming around in the thousands.

Lemon of the Grass Porridge asked:

“Please, confirm the monsters’ precise numbers and combat level. The monsters are crossing the Varq mountain pass covered by the forest, so it will be difficult for the avians to aid us.”

The Britten region was just on the other end of the Varq mountain pass.

SeasonedCrabs and Python thought nothing peculiar would happen, but decided to check anyway because it was a troubled time.

‘Shall we take a little walk? It’s better than going on a hunt with Weed.’

‘I want to rest for now.  Soak in the world’s scenery.’

Despite the large increase of northern users, the population density of central users was dominant.

They were even gathered near the edge of the Garnav plains, so they came along with SeasonedCrabs, Python and the adventurer Chase to Varq mountain pass.

Python observed the thick forest and spoke.

“It seems quiet, like nothing is there.”

“Shh.”

Chase laid his finger over his lips.

Bulky Python crouched low and asked in a low voice.

“Why? Is there something there?”

“It’s not that, but there is a strange feeling?.”

“Strange feeling?”

“There is a skill called the adventurer’s sense. When I am in dangerous locations, I get shivers down the spine. However, right now…”

“How do you feel?”

“It feels cold like I’m frozen.”

Python quietly shut his mouth and prepared his hands on the broadsword.

Chase skimmed the surroundings and SeasonedCrabs slid through the shadows.

“I’ll take a look around.”

“It will be dangerous.”

“I will be careful not to be discovered. I’m confident in escaping from anywhere, so do not be concerned.”

Assassin SeasonedCrabs moved without making any noise from his footsteps.

He did not see anything abnormal in a few dozen meters nearby.

‘Nothing much… But I must look further.’

He found small animals such as squirrels, and bird nests on tree branches. He advanced further and saw a ravine below mountain pass.

Seasoned Crabs doubted his own eyes at first.

He witnessed blue skinned lizard men swarming,  hopping towards the West.

‘Monster!’

He thought of getting in close to observe, but he also caught a glimpse of draconic warriors among the crowd of monsters.

‘Dragonoids. That must mean they are Kaybern’s immediate forces?’

He heard more bizarre noises from the skies.

“Kuuuaaaack!”

“Kuuuu-wek!”

Strange creatures looking like a chimera of a human and a bird were flying around.

‘Mothmen.’

A malignant creature recorded in the history books of the Versaille continent. 

No user had the chance to face the creature ever in the creation of Royal Road.

– Mothmen are monsters with the form of a devil and human combined.

It has high intelligence and loves to use magic.

It swallows living creatures whole…

He knew of this creature because it was mentioned in various parts of the historical transcripts.

A war broke out between the human kingdoms and supposedly sealed all mothmen, in deep darkness. Now, they had been freed by Kaybern.

Seasoned Crabs finished scouting and returned quietly to his comrades.

“Monsters related to Kaybern are on the move. Quite significant in numbers. There are a lot of them with just a quick glance, and I suspect their numbers are over ten thousand. There are powerful ones like mothmen among them.”

“As I expected.”

Chase nodded his head, then continued.

“Even on our side, we received news a moment ago. We heard that a huge wave of monsters are moving from the dwarven kingdom Thor. 

“From Thor?”

“Yes. They are ignoring the dwarves and are on the move to the nearby cities.”

Monsters were actively on the move in all parts of the continent.

They were headed towards the cities, descending from Thor with lots of mountain terrains and every other massive mountain passes in the central continent.

 

(To be continued…)

 


 

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V53C8P1 – The world in danger

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A wyvern’s screech rang out.

Wy-Il flew through the sky with frightening screams. Pale who was riding on his back had to duck further against the heavy winds.

“Let’s go slowly.”

– No. Master said fly faster. I’ll get scolded if I fly slow.

Wy-Il was flying excitedly since it had been a while since he last took a human on a flight.

“K-huk.”

Pale logged on to Royal Road after he died to Kaybern. The moment he logged in, Weed’s whisper arrived.

– Weed : The continent has fallen in danger. If peace is broken, the novice players will perish rather than people like us with high levels.

Indeed, Pale was concerned throughout the time he was unable to login due to Kaybern.

Pale asked in a voice of resolve.

“So, what do you need me to do?”

– Weed : Hunting. I will entrust Wy-Il to you. Getting rid of just one more monster will protect the novice players. That includes monsters in the northern villages too.

“I have many close friends in the north. I will protect them with my life.”

From that day, he hunted day after day!

Romuna, Surka, Python, Seasoned Crab.

It was not just them, but a large number of users participating in the hunt.

Geomchi3 and the apprentices logged onto Royal Road without much thought.

“Fights will be so much more interesting now that there are more monsters.”

“I’m gonna train a few skills… Become stronger and duke it out with the black lizard.”

“My heart pounded when we fought against the lizard.”

The devil’s touch had reached them as well.

– Weed : Brothers. I arranged a blind date with the Bamboo Shoot Porridge battalion.

“Ohhhh!”

“Youngest one! What can we do without you?”

Through Yurin, he sent them photos of the Bamboo Shoot Porridge users. Truthfully, the female users accepted the blind date half-heartedly as a joke, but there were differences in perspective.

“This person will be the other half of my life.”

“So, the one really did exist in this world!”

“Keuk. I had dropped sweat and blood all to meet this woman…”

They had fallen in love with just a few pictures.

– Weed : However, the continent is in danger and there’s a chance that these women could die to the monsters.

“Ahhh.”

“No, how could such tragedy…”

“Hell no. Not even if my eyes are carved out… Such a thing can never occur.”

“My relationships were always like this. They were all short-straws when I thought it was finally going to work out!”

– Weed : It would be great if there was someone to protect these delicate Bamboo shoot Porridge users…

“I will kill them. Them monsters!”

“Gather all the boys up. We are going now!”

Geomchi3 and the apprentices emitted an aura more menacing than ogres, mobilizing the central continent users under the bull legion.

The users of the bull legion also could not forget the exhilarating chase of the Hermes guild, and the high-level users were not about to step down from a hunt.

“We need to make progress at moments like this. When else would we have the opportunity?”

“Let’s row when the tide’s coming in. If we are lucky, we can appear on broadcast.”

They started out lightly but began to overwork themselves along with the spawn of more monsters.

The northern users of level 100 to 200 were active hunters but were unable to stop the monsters from growing in numbers.

The monsters gathered in uninhabited grasslands, mountains and forests.

If not extinguished, it was only logical that they will multiply to an uncontrollable scale and swarm the cities.

“K-uhhhhhh. I worked so hard, but no one recognized my assistance.”

Petrov roamed around the Garnav plains and retrieved drawings.

The surroundings were still full of vestiges of battle, but some locations were abnormally untouched.


< Petrov’s watercolor scenic painting. >


 

The drawings inscribed on the earth distorted the area slightly.

He spread them out and criss crossed the directions a bit, slowing down the pace of the Haven imperial army.

He had conducted this interference when 20 legions mobilized with Weed as the target, and also when the main Haven army was on the retreat from Kaybern.

He could buy only a short period of time, maybe 3 to 5 minutes. However, that could have played a vital role in the war, though no one realized his doings.

“I did a good deed, so I can put it behind me.”

Petrov grinned in bitterness and retrieved his drawings.

He observed massive scale combat in the Garnav plains battle.

Sculptors of the north and central continent that were inspired from these battles had begun huge projects.

– Title : Sculptors gather around. We are collaborating for the world’s largest project ever.

Garnav War!

Recruiting members for sculpting the war between the great Arpen Empire versus the pathetic and dishonorable Haven kingdom.

This piece that will be created on the Garnav plains will involve sculpting approximately 100,000 sculptures of the valiant northern users, the loyal central continent users, the Hermes guild and the imperial army.

Shouldn’t we sculpt the moment of the world’s transformation to be recorded in the history of Versailles continent?

We are hoping to recruit at least 2,000 sculptors.

There will be a lot of effort required, so users of different job classes with an interest in sculpting may also contact us.

The Chicken Porridge battalion of the Grass Porridge Cult, the Mapan association and the Gamong association will be sponsoring this project. Basic meal plans will be provided.

The grand dream of sculptors!

The sculptors of the north and Rhodium underwent preparations for an impressive collaborative project.

“I will also create a piece of art.”

Petrov was also preparing for the next painting.

“Flaming Meteor Summon falls… People gather, then Weed in the midst of various battles. Even the undead and the duel with Bard Ray.”

The paintings were based off true events, but the paintings need to have dynamic expressions of the action.

He thought the 30 or so paintings that he was about to create would be laid down as the history of the Versaille continent.

“I should join up with Weed-nim after I am done with this. There must be something a painter can contribute to defeating Kaybern.”

 

***

 

Silver Ring, Ben, Elix.

Being famous adventurers, they did not make their way to Garnav.

They went by their first principles, not to participate in the war between users.

“Kaybern has awakened.”

“That’s a real evil dragon, that one.”

“There is commotion everywhere because of that thing.”

They were pure adventurers since the pioneer days of Royal Road. Therefore, they knew a lot of information that no one else could. 

They roamed the continent at free will and heard the stories of the civilians residing in areas nearby the dragon’s nest. They also obtained some transcripts from the dungeons. 

 


< The dragon’s nest. >


< Unknown secrets about the dragon. #19 >


< Observations on the dragon. >


 

These were information that they hogged early before any other user.

“Isn’t it impossible to defeat a dragon?”

“Who knows… If it’s Weed, wouldn’t he have a sliver of chance?”

“I’d say he isn’t capable. Not with just strength. The dragon has an indomitable ability.”

“There will be other ways to defeat it. From the live footage, it seems that Kaybern also battles rather recklessly.”

Conflicting opinions created a divide evenly amongst the Shadows of Earth party.

They also had thoughts of challenging the quest related to the dragon, but not this instant.

In truth, they were around the late 400s in levels. They were mediocre individually.

They were caught up maxing out the adventure skills such as trap install and dismantling, map navigating and digging.

Elix let out a shallow sigh.

“In any case, the continent will become a wreck. Cities will crumble and users will get massacred.”

“That doesn’t matter to us, does it? I’m already busy going around doing quests and dungeons. The world is vast and there are many quests that have not been challenged yet. We can also set sail on a boat and go out to the far seas.”

Ben’s words did not comfort Elix’s deep concern reflected on his face.

“Still, you want to relax at the city and have a bottle of beer. It’s also nice to watch others living a joyful, worry-free life.

“Mmm. I do agree to that.”

There was a reason for the Shadow of Earth party not intervening in the war between other influential forces.

They loved adventure itself, but suffered greatly due to the power struggle between prestigious guilds.

The walls and structures of the long-visited city were destroyed. They did not want to witness any more users collapsed on the ground sighing in grief.

Ben thought for a moment and spoke out.

“What if we challenge Kaybern’s quest?”

“The quest?”

“We acquired some information long ago pertaining to Kaybern. We buried it away because it was related to the dragon.”

“Ah. That’s right. It does exist.”

Silver ring and Elix dug into their memories.


< The evil dragon’s secret plan. >


 

They got a hold of an old, thin book some time ago. No one knew anything about dragons in the pioneer days of Royal Road.

They realized that there was a high possibility of the evil dragon turning out to be important in the future, so they had stored it away in the vault.

Elix smiled brightly.

“Indeed. It is uncertain that the answers we seek will be in the text, but I agree on starting with any leads.”

“Yes. I think it may be too early and a bit dangerous for us to be starting now, but Kaybern is already awake. But, Ben. Why did you suddenly change your mind?”

“Maybe because… Weed will most likely attempt to stop Kaybern?”

Ben referred back to their adventures of having chased the tracks left by Weed in their exploration, after being referred to as the best adventurers.

“I think he will never give up on anything. No matter what kind of quest, he never forfeited and took his time to complete it.”

“That is also how he took out the Embinyu cult.”

“He is challenging the impossible. The reason for his fame and respect as an adventurer. So, why don’t we compete against him, with the dragon as the objective?”

The impossible adventure, competition!

These words lit a fire in the hearts of Elix and Silver Ring.

In the pioneer days of Royal Road, they traveled day and night in their discovery of new cities, dungeons, and terrains.

They roamed the east and north before any other adventurer found routes.

They had visited way before the development of Morata and the establishment of the Arpen Kingdom.

They remembered the excitement and exhilaration from expeditions of the unexplored wilderness.

Ben grinned.

“We were tailing him until now, but now we are on fair grounds with the dragon as the goal. He has fame and his forces, but we have experience and information. If we succeed with the quest, it will also be a good deed for the continent.”

“That’s right.”

“I agree with that wholeheartedly.”

The Shadows of Earth party connected well with one another. If it weren’t for that, they would not have been able to chase after the most difficult adventures and quests.

“Let’s not fall behind Weed this time.”

“Then, let us take off now.”

“Onwards!”

 

(To be continued…)

 

 


 

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V53C7P2 – Tormented Weed

Par mimosab

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The northern users were on their way back to Morata after the end of the battle on Garnav plains.

“I can see various animal tracks.”

“Could it be dangerous?”

“I have no idea. According to the news, there was a huge increase in the population of monsters.”

The northerners moved as a group with a minimum of a hundred people.

This was after the news of multiplying monsters due to Kaybern’s activity, and high-level users were among these groups.

“Everyone, just trust me. Haha. I am Hegel of the Black Lion Guild.”

Hegel inspected the tracks on the ground and smiled confidently.

“These are just wolf tracks. The wolves that spawn around this area are around level 200. The ones with white fur are 300s, but I can defeat them all.”

“Oh. Really?”

“Of course. Wolves are a piece of cake… I can handle up to several of them. If they appear, I will hunt them down and distribute the fur to everyone.”

There was a reason for Hegel’s confidence.

From level 100 to 200 he had tediously hunted down wolves.

The reason being was that the wolves in the Tulen region had very specific characteristics. He knew well the traits of wolves and how to hunt them.

‘I’m not who I once was, so they should die relatively easily. I think.’

Nide, the thief with significantly higher level than him was by his side, so there was nothing to be afraid about.

“By the way, Hegel. There’s a lot of wolf tracks here. They’re strangely steep too.”

Nide spoke after having carefully investigated the footprints. Being a thief, he wasn’t as good at investigating tracks like adventurers, but he had a good eye for details.

“Still, they’re just wolves.”

“Yeah, but…”

“It’s fine. It isn’t just us here in the first place.”

“I mean, I guess it’s fine.”

Hegel and Nide turned to the rear.

They had been moving ahead of the group, and they could see several groups of users following them in sight.

As they got closer to Morata, more northerners were gathering.

“I can see many central continent users as well.”

“They should be curious of Morata too.”

“Whoo…. Big bro Weed is really something.”

Hegel noticed that every time he boasted about his friendship with Weed, he could see the sparkling eyes of the girls.

The night before on their camping out in the fields, users gathered around them.

“Pale-nim and most of the other comrades became provincial lords. Aren’t you going to apply for the Arpen empire lord position, Hegel-nim?”

“K-hmm. I have no desire for lord position.”

That wasn’t true.

He desperately wanted to become a lord, but no one appointed him.

“Do you meet with Weed-nim often?”

“Yes. I see him every day. Did I mention that I used to eat out with him?”

His popularity was at its peak!

A bulky barbarian warrior approached with a grin.

“Huh-huh-huh. This dagger ain’t too shabby. Would you like to take one?”

“A void dagger? That’s an advanced item.”

“Since you are a comrade of Weed-nim, I would like to offer this as a souvenir.”

There were users more famous and higher in level, but all respected Hegel.

‘I am not who I was a while ago.’

Hegel had pride believing that he fought valiantly until the final moments in the battle of Garnav plains.

He extracted his sword and charged at the 3rd legion, worried that he would die in vain. However, it seemed that all the luck in his lifetime was granted that day.

A wolf howl ripped through the air.

“It can be dangerous for the novice players, so let us step up.”

“Alright. I was getting bored anyway.”

The ones out of the northerners over level 250 with confidence against the wolves sprang to the front.

“Wolf hunts are exciting.”

“Yeah… Gotta keep your guard up.”

“Nide. Let’s dash in there.”

“Shall we?”

The central continent users that were more capable in comparison thought of this situation as a small enjoyment, but things began to shift.

Beyond the fields were swarms of wolves streaming in continuously.

“What is all that?”

“There are large monsters too.”

Champao.

They were giants over 4 meters tall driving the wolves with the swing of their whips.

“You can only find those in dungeons.”

“Wolf wardens. They have exceptional physical defense traits, capable of firing arrows and buffing the wolves.”

“That many wolves?”

“Damn. We can’t outrun them on the fields. This could turn out into a massacre.”

The users were turning pale. Skilled users quickly joined from the rear groups.

“We must defend. Let the novice players fall back.”

“More reinforcement are on their way. If we hurry, we can save many users.”

Except for those over level 300, the rest decided to escape.

As they were finalizing the moment.

 

*Kuuaaaagh!*

 

A scream burst from the skies and something pierced through the clouds, travelling at fearsome speed.

“It’s a mons… No, a wyvern.”

“That’s Wy-3!”

The archer with keen eyes shouted.

Simultaneously, all the users glanced up to the sky, Wy-3 the mascot of the north was plunging.

“There’s a man on it.”

“A man, could it be…?”

“I think that’s him.”

Weed’s whereabouts were being tracked live by the broadcast station.

It was said on the news that he was hunting down the monsters in the north on Wy-3, but for him to appear at this location!

“Weed-nim. Over here. Right here!”

“Kyaah. I’m a fan!”

“Grass Porridge, Grass Porridge.”

“Hurray for Arpen empire!”

Users forgot all about their tension with the monsters and waved wildly.

“Weed-hyung. Hegel is over here!”

“Nide is here as well.”

Hegel and Nide tried to greet him, but they were drowned out by the crowd of users.

The arrow fired by Weed from on top of Wy-3 travelled down like a ray of light and struck directly onto the wolves.

The wolves were either burnt alive or were frozen solid.

“Wow!”

“From such a far distance…”

“His attack is so powerful.”

The crowd couldn’t cease to be amazed.

*B-b-b-b-boom!*

The wolf corpses burst like tide currents, leading to sequential explosions.

– The grudges of the dead do not fade away and they rise to destroy the life and land in this area.

Corpse Chain Explosion!

The destruction from the corpse explosion spread and detonated the entire area.

Moments after, skeletons rose from the grounds!

They were enveloped in violet auras, the effects of the death aura.

As the power of the dead accumulated, the basic phase of death aura was enabled.

“The overlord commands us. Slaughter them.”

“Fight until your bones come apart. You slowpokes!”

Skeletons sprinted with swords and shields in hand and slaughtered the wolves in a threatening fashion.

They ran at similar speed as the wolves and were in a systematic formation under the command of Van Hawk.

They were on an outright massacre of the tens of thousands of wolves that had appeared in the fields.

“So amazing.”

“A necromancer’s combat power is on this level?”

“Weed-nim is the best in Royal Road. That’s why he can fight this well.”

“It’s truly fearsome.”

The users were all observing blindly without any thoughts of fighting.

The undead were fighting well on their own, and soon after that the baraag army showed up and roasted the land.

It was a spectacular display of combat tactics!

The users waved and praised him.

“Weed-nim. You are the best!”

“God of War, Weed!”

“Thank you for your investments into the continent.”

“You spent a fortune, and I apologize for having misjudged you! You are magnificent!”

“Weed-nim is awesome, spending all his money into investment!”

*Snap!*

Weed channeled a magic spell furiously.

“You all shall be sacrificed. I offer my body and call forth darkness onto this land… All that in existence shall disappear.”

Great Extinction.

He used a magic spell  instantaneously, a most destructive spell sacrificing health points and mana.

He could easily wipe out the wolves with just the undead, but he bombarded attacks out of frustration.

 


< 10 health points remaining. >


< 10 mana points remaining. >


< Overstrain of magic use has surpassed the physical limitations. You possess high endurance and perseverance.
Maximum health and mana points are increased permanently by 20.
Mana recovery rate is reduced by 32% for 48 hours. >


 

He drove thousands of wolves into their demise, using 120,000 health points and 80,000 mana all at once with the use of a single spell.

 


< 3 health points have been absorbed. >


< 2 mana points have been absorbed. >


< 5 health points have been absorbed. >


< 1 mana points have been absorbed. >


…..

 

The effects of death aura.

Health and mana points were supplied consistently by the skeletons conducting battles.

Even with the recovery, Weed’s combat tactics were not like this.

He likes high speed hunting, but he would never spend health and mana with such inefficiency.

It was pure frustration!

He was venting out his anger on the wolves clustered on the ground.

“That’s sick. So overpowered.”

“Wow… He’s the apex of necromancers.”

“Weed-nim displays something new every time he gets hands-on.”

“Being that powerful and composed is why he can invest that much into the Arpen empire.”

“The rich are different. Even one good act for the people involves a free-handed spending.”

“Save penny after penny to pour all of it for a single moment.”

*Snap!*

Weed’s remaining rational conscience turned into a state that even made Half Sauce Half Fried [the name of his and Seoyoon’s chicken pet] unrecognizable.

“You all shall be sacrificed. I offer my body and call forth darkness onto this land… All that in existence shall disappear.”

He channeled the Great Extinction towards the users!

 


< Insufficient health and mana points for activating the magic spell. >



Fortunately, a catastrophe was interrupted in its tracks frankly due to a lack of mana.

 

(To be continued..)

 

 


 

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V53C7P1 – Tormented Weed

Par mimosab

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Seoyoon constructed defensive fortifications against monsters all across the continent and launched the reconstruction of all the deprived cities.

The person in charge of all government activity and spending was Weed.

She was just making investments as a representative of Weed. 

The citizens of the Arpen empire, the people residing in the north and central continent began chattering.

“Have you heard that the benevolent emperor Weed has untied his golden pouch for us? They say he has endless fortune and thus, he spends it for our well being!”

“Of course… His majesty is the most honorable in all of the continent. There were false rumors about his manipulative evil powers… I don’t believe that.”

“I can understand why our empire is growing. A nation that emphasizes in technology is meant to grow significantly.”

“You’re an architecture major? You have to move hastily. This entire continent is a construction zone!”

“You should be grateful that you’re living in the Arpen empire.”

“Sewer maintenance! That never happened how many times we put in a request. The last time there was a major flood muddy water flooded into the streets. This time, his majesty has committed to it. I didn’t think he’d grant the request from such a small outskirt village…”

“Do you all know of Han’s child living in a hut deep in the forest? He needed surgery on his eyes… His majesty provided for his surgery fees. What a miracle. The citizens of Ritten will all obey his majesty. We are thinking of participating in the fort construction.”

The citizens of the central continent had a change in attitude and were now praising the Arpen empire. Normally, a small release of money into domestic affairs usually did not make citizens too satisfied.

An enormous amount of money was spent, enough to get rid of all anxiety, nervousness and fear all at once!

Even the thugs living in back-alleys with almost no security spoke.

“The Arpen empire is the boss.”

“Yeah. We gon’ live on for Weed, his majesty.”

“Unconditional obedience is an honorable thing.”

“I can’t trust my own father, but I can trust Emperor Weed.”

Users of the northern and central continent were thrown off by what the citizens were talkingabout.

“What? Just how much did he invest?”

“Seems to be a bigger fuss than when Weed-nim completed an S-rank quest.”

“I heard from my friends in another region, and there has been investments in practically all the cities and villages. Apparently, things have changed in my homeland as well.”

“For the great landmarks to be constructed, that is amazing. Great landmarks… When they were constructed in Morata, people went crazy for them.”

“It’s not just here. My friends tell me that there is a great landmark being constructed in all major cities of the continent.”

“At every major city?”

“Yeah. Investment has begun all across the Arpen empire’s territory.”

The northern users were cheering madly. However, the large-scale investment this time around was shocking news to many users. This was only a few days after the battle of the Garnav plains had ended. 

For such a massive investment to happen while the Arpen empire’s territory was still expanding out in the central continent and while Kaybern was wreaking havoc!

“To be honest… This is now at a point where we can’t say anything about Weed-nim making some profit of his own.”

“So, this lord recruitment was his grand scheme for an upright Arpen empire. I fought for no meaningful cause. I just fought because I hated the Hermes guild. I had no idea that things would turn out this way.”

“So, the northerners praising Weed-nim wasn’t for nothing. I mocked the Grass Porridge Cult for taking his side even after people were buying out their lord seats. Turns out the dumb one was me.”

“At this scale, couldn’t he have used up all the money gained from recruiting lords?”

“No way… He should have reserved some.”

“I think the guy is right. There isn’t a place that’s unchanged. A man needs to go on a loan for this much investment.”

The central continent users were deeply touched.

Now that they were associated not under the Haven empire, but instead the Arpen empire, the official tax rate had been reduced to a tenth of what it used to be.

“Everything is perfect.”

“Ever since the Arpen empire conquered the central continent, it turned into a livable place.”

“The difference is like the earth and the sky. It’s that much.”

Kaybern’s existence was a concerning threat, but the investment from the Arpen empire wiped out all worries.

 


< The Arpen empire is making a leap into the golden age. 

Emperor Weed’s investment has brought out the empire’s potential in production.

Construction has reached a level never seen before with renovation everywhere from the damp sewers to the scout towers on tall forts. 

New architectural styles and construction methods can be researched.

The loyalty of all citizens of the empire is increased by 79.

National reputation is increased by 32.

10% bonus effect on the production of goods.

Architectural technology advancement is improved. Taller, larger buildings can be constructed.

Culture will expand more rapidly.

The political relations with other nations are improved.

Other kingdoms may offer gifts on occasion.

Reputation of aristocrats and knights is increased and elegance is permanently increased by 2.

The effects of legislative buildings are now added 50%.

The production rate of goods by artisans is increased and additionally contribute to the regional reputation.

Chances of bandits spawning due to the unstable security is reduced.>



< The blessings of friendly gods are applied.
Freya, Lugh, Batali, and Minne bestow the god’s blessing over the Arpen empire. >


 

A golden age in the history of the Arpen empire!

Message alerts kept popping up on screen for Weed who had continued to roam the hunting grounds with the undead.

 


< Your name is spreading all across the Arpen empire as the respected emperor.
Reputation is increased by 132,500.
Charisma, elegance and charm are increased permanently by 18.
Your title changed to ‘A generous king who gives his all’.
The loyalty of knights accumulate quicker. >


< Citizens of the Malzain village wish for the well being of the Emperor.
Reputation is increased by 861.
Honor is increased by 2. >


< The free knight Tartaros swears his loyalty.
He is eager to teach you the sword technique passed down in his family. >


< The Pugel village wishes for the Emperor’s health… >


< The trades city of Zenota hosts a party for the Emperor… >


< The Maltan village is hosting a celebration party for the Emperor… >


 

“What is this?”

The message alerts were endless even though he was in the hunting grounds.

“Is this some kind of error?”

Weed observed the stats like honor, elegance, charisma and charm increasing consistently though they were not related to combat.

 


< Boron village hosts an art exhibition for the emperor. 

Art is increased by 1. >


 

Even the art stat!

Weed felt like he was struck on the back of his head.

“So this is what it’s like to be emperor.”

An empire’s leader was such a pleasant position. He could stand idle and his honor would increase and infamy would decrease all on their own. Stats were improved in the same way.

“Authority is really something. Bard Ray had all this to himself until now.”

Many important tips were released due to the growth of the users, but some extremely great tips will be kept away intentionally. These were positive elements that could only be discovered by becoming the emperor or the king.

“I wonder how many stats Bard Ray gained from this.”

Weed felt very envious, but in truth Bard Ray was not privileged with any significant benefits.

Despite ruling the central continent, his reputation was too low and he gained little honor or stats.

Instead, whenever a Hermes guild member caused trouble, his infamy stacked up. The effects of his job class as the dark knight resulted in more complaints and discontentment from the knights and citizens.

Bard Ray on individual terms had suffered a loss in a way.

“Anyway… How much gold did you invest?”

Weed intentionally did not ask after he left Seoyoon in charge of affairs, until now.

He didn’t want to seem like a cheapskate.

“Should I ask? Or should I let it go? Hmm… I am really curious though.”

While the undead were clearing the dungeon, the thought did not leave his mind.

“Van Hawk. Don’t slack and run! Torido, your wings seem to be slower in bat form. Seville and Gernika. You both need to be more aggressive!”

He scolds them badly but still couldn’t relieve his curiosity.

When he truly wanted to know about something, he would often spend sleepless nights.

Especially when it involves a huge fortune of money!

Weed was hesitant in his whisper to Seoyoon.

“Did you finish with the affairs?”

– Seoyoon : Yes. The basics anyway.

“Good job. You went through all the trouble. I think the response is great.”

– Seoyoon : I am glad.

“How much did you invest anyway?”

Weed hoped that the spending would estimate around 500 to 600 million gold. He would have been able to dream about spending so much in the past.

‘I’ve grown some guts over the years.’

In the times of Arpen kingdom, he reinvested all the income from the north. Although he constructed many things like the great landmark, he repaired living spaces with shanty town and did not construct any castle walls nor forts.

He reduced the production costs of city construction to a tenth and only expanded in areas absolutely necessary.

‘Money slips away when you use it. It remains if you don’t.”

He had invested diligently until this moment and was thinking about collecting soon.

– Seoyoon : All of it.

“All, all of it?”

– Seoyoon : Yes. I used it all up.

Weed felt a shudder travel through his entire body.

‘The tremendous fortune in my pocket has been sprinkled all over the world?’

The feeling of loss and emptiness was greater than the pride from a righteous deed. He thought rationally, that he had misunderstood her.

“Ah… You mean that you used up all the income from the Puhol waterpark cottages. I misunderstood you because you missed out on the details.

– Seoyoon : We used that all up last time, and all of the lord duty fees this time.

“R, really?”

– Seoyoon : You collected duty fees in order to invest in the development.

“……”

Of course he did say such things.

‘A good thing is good for the other… I just said that as an excuse to exploit for some money. Every merchant on average uses these lies.’

He wasn’t as devastated even when Kaybern appeared. Not even when he had to stop the immortal legion, nor the time the volcano erupted at Jigolath. At this very moment though, he could not move a finger due to the shock.

“All that money…”

– Seoyoon : I think the essential and important investments are taken care of. The people are really satisfied.

Weed lost all motivation as if suffering from a bad cold. His arms and legs trembled and his fingers did not fold properly.

“Yes. Of course… The people would love it for sure. They will run around screaming.”

His mind would not be this clouded even after hunting all day 30 hours straight.

– Seoyoon : I constructed forts as well. It would defend against the army of monsters before any significant damage can occur.

“Yeah… Of course you built forts too. You used all that money. For sure.”

– Seoyoon : I also took care of the old forgotten projects of the cities in the central continent. I could not cover all of them, but I prioritized on the ones that would result in the highest return. You’ll be able to see triple the results after a month.

“Yeah I would. Maybe…”

Weed was drenched deep in a sense of loss. A loss in the battle against Bard Ray would not have felt this tragic. A streak of failures on S-rank quests will not feel like such.

Money, money, money.

Money, the source of all temptations had left him without him even witnessing its existence.

The industrialized cities displayed impressive production capabilities. The northern region as a whole was concentrated on crop and agricultural production, but the exceptional artisans were mostly in the central continent. If the investment results in remarkable improvement to the Arpen empire, the revenue will once again flow back to Weed.

Rationally, it could be taken as a good investment, but in the spur of the moment he felt overwhelmed by thoughts of dejection.

“Yes. I got it. I am busy now, so let’s talk later.

– Seoyoon: Okay. I will look after the affairs a bit more.

“Is there any money left after spending it all?”

– Seoyoon : Someone sent 84,000 gold from Morata just now.

Gulp.

The big fortune had left, but a small fish came in.

It was pocket change compared to 9 billion gold, but it brought a bit of warmth to the corner of his heart!

– Seoyoon : I will also invest this money into the regional development.

“Even that precious, honest gold…”

– Seoyoon : You seem to be discontent. Did I do something wrong?”

“No. I am really grateful… I mean it. I really, really appreciate it.I’m busy hunting, so I will contact you later.”

– Seoyoon : Call me anytime.

Weed ended the whisper with Seoyoon and assembled his subordinates.

“…..”

“…..”

“…..”

A long silence.
Yellowy cowered in anticipation.
He knew that it was time for his foul master to begin his scolding!


(To be continued…)

 


 

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V53C6P2 – Grand-scale Investment

Par mimosab

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Calcus, the slaughterer of the Hermes guild!

In the real world, he was a full-time gamer by the name of Jong-sung Lee.

After the loss at the battle of Garnav plains, he refused to go outside of his house for a few days. He watched the Arpen empire’s lord appointment through the broadcast and became envious.

“Weed. That chap is going all-out for himself. Just how much is he trying to make?”

Jong-sung Lee devoted himself to posting toxic comments on the discussion board.

– Looks like Weed is going to become rich by selling lord positions. There is a divide between those who fought alongside him and those who are profiting out of this. Come to your senses. We’ve all been used.

His heart fluttered for the few seconds he had to wait for other users to respond to his toxic comment.

– This guy is right. Can we really say that Weed is better than the Hermes guild even after all this?
– They’re all the same.
– I didn’t think things would unfold like this from the start… I think we all had too big of a fantasy about Weed.

“Yes!”

Unlike usual, the response to the comment was positive. With that in mind, half were against his comment.

– Definitely better than the Hermes guild.
– Bluntly speaking… I have complaints of my own, but the situation needs to play out a bit more.
– He is creating the Arpen empire official legislation. The provincial lords won’t be able to exercise power at will, so things will not change much from how it currently is.
– He is entitling the administrators.
– The Hermes guild never treated people like us as equal human beings.
– Did anyone get killed because they were feeling uncomfortable? I was killed because I was ugly, apparently.

Jong-sung Lee felt joy just for a moment watching the strings of comments.

Unlike in the past when he used to swing through the central continent after logging on to Royal Road, he now had to stay put in the Haven territories.

He felt loads better about himself after posting toxic comments rather than sulking in defeat like the other Hermes guild members.

He moved from one discussion board to another and posted diligently.

– Kaybern is going to destroy the entire Versaille continent.
– Who is gonna stop dark dragon Kaybern now? Weed? He’s busy doing his own thing. Yeah. Busy trying to stash away some for himself.
– There is a saying, “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know.” I think the days when the Hermes guild ruled were really the best.
– I can’t wait to see Weed die…
– This is why you need power. Popularity? It’s a bubble under true power.

*Ring ring!*

In the middle of his intensive posts of toxic comments, his cellphone rang.

I wonder? Did they discover that it was me?’

He took the call anxiously, but the call turned out to be from a writer in CTS media.

– We are holding a discussion meeting in regards to the current lord appointment. Do you have any interest in participating?

It was normal for the high-level users of the Hermes guild to appear on broadcast frequently.

“Ah… I need to discuss that with the guild beforehand.”

– We are bound by time as this broadcast was organized urgently.

“I will get back to you as soon as possible.”

– We would really like you to be on cast. We need someone as famous as Calcus-nim.

“I will do my best to gain a favourable response.”

Jong-sung Lee frantically received permission from the executive counsel through the Hermes guild communication network. Lapei and the counsel believed that there was more than enough reasons to criticize Weed’s method of appointing the provincial lords.

Jong-sung Lee appeared on broadcast and criticized excitedly.

“How long do I think the Arpen empire is going to last? I anticipate that it’s going to be shorter than that of the Haven empire. The people are turning away already.”

 

***

 

Arpen empire

An empire with massive territory spanning over the center and the north of the Versailles continent. It boasts its vast territory, but much of the northern region has not been developed, and it was only recently that it had conquered the Central continent. The national reputation of the Arpen empire has already spread across the continent. The citizens of the central continent are anxious and are also looking for an opportunity.

“Arpen empire… I think it’s nothing compared to the Haven empire that used to be strict and fearsome. National security is unstable? I bet stirring up some large-scale bandit hordes  makes better money than farming.”

“Let’s banish the soldiers! This is our land!”

“The monsters have multiplied… It’s dangerous. Can Arpen empire truly protect us?”

More than the reputation of the Arpen empire was emperor Weed’s fame as an adventurer and artist. The communication between the north and central continent was weak, resulting in inconvenience for trades and travels. One must go through many hordes of monsters.

The army of the Arpen empire was seriously lacking for the protection over a huge territory.

The northern citizens and central citizens had entirely different personalities.

“The Arpen empire is an amazing place. My mom said so, and I think so too.”

“Many villages settled, then people start to gather shortly and cities are built. In Arpen, you can do anything. If you want to realise your dreams, hurry on and start.”

“If you want to ride an awesome boat, go to Port Varna. A boat with 36 open sails is heading out to sea. There are also pirate treasures and countless legends waiting.”

The northern citizens paid undivided loyalty, however the central citizens did not open up to the Arpen empire.

“The Arpen empire will take everything that is ours. Why don’t we get a head start before that happens?”

“I cannot believe anything. Everything about them is a lie.”

“If you have gold, bury it in the deepest parts of your farm. That is the safest way.”

“You got skills? You got hope? You don’t need those to strive in this world. Just live leisurely and drink cheap beer.”

The Arpen empire failed to relieve the anxiety of the citizens in its conquer of massive territory. Only the Church of Freya, the Church of Lu and the Church of Minae thought positively of the Arpen empire.

They were on deep, religious, friendly relations and the priests would not have any hesitation in granting blessing over the empire. To the churches, Emperor Weed had become the symbol of beauty, art, adventure, peace.

His accomplishments in the north were transcendent beyond his age and job, respected by everyone; he was referred to as the hero of heroes.

They had absolute faith in Emperor Weed. Even if a tragic accident were to fall upon them, the chances of the loyalty declining was near non-existent.

“What in the world… A dragon?”

“This is a sign of continental apocalypse. Yep. We are all good as dead. So, let us drink the time away.”

The rumors about the black dragon Kaybern spread and the entire empire was shaking in fear. With monsters approaching the cities and the black dragon’s wings hovering above, the threat would soon become much more tangible.

The level of military strength that barely covers the empire’s territory would not be nearly sufficient to fend off the monsters.

 


Military strength : 25,631

Economy           : 327,983

Culture               : 57,273

Technology        : 112,601

Religious influence : 89

Empire politics       : 56

Influence to nearby regions : 49%

Empire development rate : 84

Sanitation : 52

National security : 62%


 

The citizens of the northern regions were joyful as a result of such dazzling development.

They dreamed of barren lands and restricted zones cultivated into green oceans of grain. Prosperous products led to research for more delicious dishes and appearance of gourmets.

The chronic condition of lack of minerals was a component restricting the production level of the north. The mining rate could not support the increasing level of production.

The conditions of the northern roads were favorable enough for merchants to travel day and night.

“If I pay, I can get what I want. Also, I work to earn that money.”

“It’s a beautiful world. Wouldn’t you say so?”

“Do I remember chewing on tree roots because of starvation? I don’t know… The tender, profound taste of the grape wine comes to mind. It was made in Morata, considered the best in the continent!”

“Emperor Weed gave us everything. If you are in peace, that is in favor of his majesty. Everyone around me will agree.”

The people of the central continent gave up on making any further comments about the Arpen empire.

The citizens feel anxiety, fear, and chaos.

The loyalty and influence of the empire is too low to reveal any details on the Central continent.

The central continent had many cities that had developed over a long history, and sustained at its minimum after the collapse of its great economy.

The soldiers of the Arpen empire were excellent with their swords. What lacked was their numbers, impossible to defend the northern territories.

Knights carry perseverance and honor in their hearts. They do not hesitate to raise their swords for the emperor and believe in their own actions to be righteous.

 


<Empire total population : 285,214,832.

Monthly Tax income : 1,164,053,274.

Empire maintenance expense details : Military strength 3%, technological advancement 2%, economic development 2%, cultural investment 1%, commission and monster expedition 4%, road construction 3%, religion 2%, retention bond 83%.

Military strength : 26,951 knights, 84,279 apprentice knights, 734,667 footmen.>


 

The bulk of the Arpen empire’s army were trainees.

Free knights each swore oaths to the empire.

They were gathering because of the emperor’s reputation and to stop the dark dragon Kaybern’s activity.

“…..”

Seoyoon was staring at the affairs screen with glittering eyes.

The income and population had increased, dramatically more than when they just controlled the north. That said, it was still a wreck in many aspects.

They had taken the approach of sending out a few soldiers throughout the central continent to gain control and thus, the security and loyalty of the cities were near the floor.

“I can extinguish the emergencies.”

She was thankful for the incredible amount of 9.32 billion gold accumulated by those who registered for the lord positions.

‘This is a lot of money. The Arpen empire will be more successful now that I can invest all this.’

When they posted the letter for lord recruitment, she had consulted with Weed and came up with the content together.

– We gained a vast land called the Central continent with the help of everyone. We want to make this underdeveloped areaprosperous… But, we are incompetent.

We want to make investments but are in lack of money. That is why we need help from you all.

– The duty fees will be well spent for the good of the Arpen empire’s development.

Seoyoon decided to put the money into the development of the empire as promised.

Recently, the affairs of the empire were her responsibility.

‘This is precious money gathered by the others. I cannot waste even a single penny of it.’

Half of the central and northern continent had been appointed to provincial lords. Unfortunately, the strongholds, military forts and villages in rough terrains had no candidates.

Also, lords were not recruited for areas near castle Evaluk and Thor because it was deemed too dangerous due to the dragon Kaybern.

Major cities and capitals were packed with competition for lord seats, but many other lands did not go through the same process.

If it weren’t for Kaybern, more duty fees could have been collected for the lord positions in the Arpen empire.

‘I need to reserve as much as possible and spend it effectively. If I waste this opportunity it will be much more difficult the next time.’

Seoyoon felt heavy responsibility and begun the affairs.

She made investment in the wide north with undeveloped lands, and also for the weakened central continent.

She calculated the maximum efficiency considering the defensive fortification against the monsters raised by Kaybern and the requests from the citizens.

She could not grant every request, so she divided the budget where necessary over the span of a day.

 


< Arpen empire is undergoing 89 major development projects.

In all the history of the Versailles continent, the highest fortune has been spread out across the continent for the sake of development.

26 commissions for the construction of great architectural landmarks have begun.

Arena of Batali, Stairway of Heroes, The Library of the Great Scholar, The Altar of Prosperity, The Bell of Danger Perception, The Hidden Underground Vault and The Great Shrine will be constructed.

The reconstruction of 257 cities will be under way.

Roads, sewers, castle walls, bridges that have not been completed will be resumed.

Old empty homes will be demolished, back alleys with no traffic will be repaired to increase security.

Increase in the citizens’ standard of living conditions.

Stimulation of trades and production by organizing commercialized streets.

3 forts will be constructed.

Vaden, Niam, and Mabark will become solid pillars of defense against the monster invasions.>


 

She meticulously calculated the budget for each part and was firm in the spending.

9.32 billion gold.

The stellar amount accumulated through lord recruitment were all used up in the development of the Arpen empire territory.

 

(To be continued…)

 


 

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V53C6P1 – Grand-scale Investment

Par mimosab

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– In the end, he did appoint lords with the worst method. Is money really everything to him?
– Is Weed also blinded by money? I never thought of him as such.
– A disappointment… Seriously.
– They all change when they become kings.
– The true appearance is revealed.

The Arpen empire’s lord appointment covered live by the broadcast station created a massive opposing public poll.

“We have 296 million gold for Ladin city right now.”

“Yes. We have a gentleman for 320 million gold.”

The lord positions were auctioned off  for ridiculous amounts that the novice and common users could not even imagine.

– This is a total paper party.
– It’s crazy. Weed’s going to slide a portion of his own in the name of Arpen Empire.
– I didn’t want to see this… It’s discouraging.
– Weed is the same as the rest of them.

The lord position not only grants honor and authority, but also a significant amount of taxes monthly. That was why people paid such an expensive price for it.

– Still, he can’t appoint a nobody as a provincial lord. If we speak in terms levels, the Hermes guild or those who had bribed their way into positions of authority are the highest. It is better than giving those high-level users the lord seats.
– If someone was appointed as lord out of a million users, the ones that did not would have opposed in any way.
– Let’s play along for now. He did well up until now.

There were users in favor of Weed, but the live coverage of people buying their way into power led to huge voices of opposition.

– Can you not see with your own eyes that we have been played?
– Weed should just go ahead and govern the whole empire on his own. Then I wouldn’t be ticked off this much.
– I’m seriously annoyed by this.
– I am a user of the Britten alliance territory. The Haven Empire receded and the Arpen Empire has come forth. What has changed though?

Weed led the undead in his quest to rid the monsters increasing in numbers under the influence of the dark dragon Kaybern.

“Rise and fight. Slaughter them all!”

Skeletons.

Then more skeletons!

To begin with, they were quantity over quality but were firmly systemized by fighting alongside sculptural creatures.

Warrior Bahamorg was at the head, Van Hawk and Torido led the led the forces together.

“Have faith in me and charge!”

“Forces of darkness. Offer your bones!”

“Blood. Fresh blood!”

Knight Sevil, swordswoman Vindex and barbarian warrior Gernica also supported on the sidelines.

“Having to ride alongside the undead, it goes against the path of the sword. This is to protect the people!”

“Anywhere is fine for me. If I get to fight, that is.”

“Kuhuhu. Battles are always exhilarating.”

The high elf Eltin fired magical arrows, and Geumin breathed fire.

Nurung dragged a large wagon and collected all the loot. Depending on the size of the monster cluster, White Tiger, Nile alligator and other sculptural lifeforms would join in.

“Break through. Faster!”

The roaming herds of monsters in the northern continent had increased tenfold from thousands in just a few days.

The advantage size of the undead force was such that the force could increase consistently or be maintained through battles.

If one were to fight in a narrow dungeon, he would leave a few and release the summoning of the rest. In the wide plains however, the more the merrier.

Death knight Durahan and the spirits were the core of the composition and on occasion, Doom Knights were summoned.

Countless numbers if undead resulted in a high efficiency in hunting speed.


< You have gained a level. >


 

A necromancer was suited for large-scale hunting!

‘I don’t have to enter a dungeon. It’s great for wiping out clustered monsters all at once.’

– Monster spotted approximately 95 meters away.
– A swarm approaching from the rear.

That didn’t mean hunting was easy. Beasts appeared frequently, stomping the weak undead in their paths.

 

*Roar!*

 

Due to Kaybern, monsters swarmed out from the deepest parts of the dungeons and crushed the skeletons. Weed channeled a magic spell.

“Thorns of viscid gore!”

Large monsters named Gogul were constricted in bloody thorns. It was a curse magic that reduced health points and restricted movement.

“Attack at once!”

The skeletal knights as a group threw themselves at the 5 Goguls at Weed’s command.

 

*Kuuurgh!*

 

The Goguls’ struggle sent the skeletons flying in different directions, but the skeletons regrouped at a menacing speed.

“This is the command from the overlord of death. I will rip you to shreds and feed on your remains. Kekekeh!”

“How are my joints? Aren’t they beautiful?”

The tenacious skeletons restricted the Goguls’ movements.

“Bahamorg!”

“I got it.”

Bahamorg lifted his axe and charged, as Eltin the high elf fired his arrows imbued with the fire spirit from afar.

*Swish!*

Dozens of fire arrows travelled above the heads of the skeletons and landed on the goguls’ bodies with precision.

– Why, you…!

Van Hawk followed up with cavalry comprised of death knights and doom knights, while Torido circled around back to the napes and sucked blood.

Goguls lost their vitality rapidly as the vampire sucked the blood out of them!

The levels of the Gogul were estimated around mid or high 600s, but they quickly fell to the composition and tactics of the undead without causing any significant damage.

“Return to the lands where you last breathed and walked. This is a dark place. A dark and corrupted land. Engrave the eternal rule of darkness to every being. Undead rise!”

Weed did not turn the Goguls into death knights. Several Goguls could be reborn into a bone dragon, but it required considerable exertion of control and mana.

His undead summoning had reached intermediate level 9, allowing him to control the beast-like Goguls while they were still alive.

Though, it had a limitation of expiring after 1 hour.

The body of the massive beasts would then lose their flesh and then rise to their feet in skeletal form.

– I stand in the presence of the honorable undead commander.

The Gogul’s deep voice spread across the battlefield.

The skeletons, Death Knights and Durahans clashed their shields and shouted towards the Goguls that had joined their ranks.

“Alright. You smash into the enemy!”

– Understood.

5 Goguls stampeded over the herd of monsters near the Pahel river.

The charge alone destroyed the monster formation and decimated their morale.

“Deploy the undead!”

The entry of the undead, exuding the aura of death.

Living creatures could not exercise their powers properly, but the monsters fighting did not cease their endless charge towards them

“Mooooo!”

“That’s the way. Nurung!”

Nurung added assistance by luring the monsters with its appetizing flesh and huge body.

Weed was having a blast increasing at least one level each day, but his mind wasn’t clearing up.

‘Even if I make progress like this, will I be able to defeat Kaybern?’

He already had subordinates like an ice dragon, a phoenix and baraags under his command. He had nothing to be ashamed of in terms of military strength.

In spite of that, it was extremely risky for him to deploy them into the Kaybern hunt.

‘I cannot be preemptive about this. Even if victory is certain… A few of them will die.’

He was also concerned with having to fully commit to the power of darkness in his necromancy. Necromancers like the lich must offer the lives of themselves and others to obtain the power of death.

In the process, the user became evil and his honor and reputation declines; even his health points, faith, luck and strength stats.

Of course, Weed was different from Bard Ray with his high positive reputation. Some citizens of the north openly deified Weed. It could actually be achievable if he accumulated a little more accomplishment and reputation.

‘It turns out it is undesirable to grow as a necromancer. I thought that the battle with a dragon would happen ages later.’

A shortcut existed for necromancers bypassing the limits of growth. There was the destructive method by Bar Khan Demoph the Undead King, but what controls the continent now is the Arpen Empire!

If the world belonged to the Hermes guild, he would be up for a mud fight. For all that, the situation did not call for.

 


< You have expedited the dungeon of the coiled snake.

You have completed the dungeon expedition in the shortest time.

Reputation is increased by 7,680.

Intelligence has permanently increased by 3 points due to experience in magic combat.

Rewards are doubled by perfect completion. >


 

When the monsters dwindled down, he proceeded with dungeon expeditions in his spare moments.

He cleared dungeons everywhere from the north to the central continent with Yurin.

The core of his training was the consistent accumulation of combat accomplishment!

The basis of my quick growth rate is the stats that I stacked up since I was a novice player. For future investment, I’m going to stack up plentiful amount of combat accomplishment.’

His goal was to complete at least 4 dungeons a day. Even in the Hermes guild, no user had cleared so many dungeons.

A user chooses two or three dungeons depending on their growth and combat style and revolves around them.

The above method was thought to be safe and effective.

Weed was confident enough to survive through most situations, and his composition of sculptural creatures and the undead worked well in most dungeons.

“If time allows, I could become way more powerful than when I was the great king of the desert.”

Intelligence and wisdom accumulating quickly was another advantage of combat achievements.

It was also essential for him to upgrade the power of his skills and expand his mana pool.

“In the future, it would be nice for me to fight like Bard Ray and spam various secret techniques in battle. Powerful spells should not be reserved, but utilized whenever available.”

– Pocket Money : Castle Pormos had been claimed by the Black Lion guild.

Weed checked on the lord appointment regularly amid his swamped fights.

– Pocket Money : It seems that the response of the discussion boards and viewers pertaining to the Royal Road aren’t so welcoming.

“As I expected… But just how bad is it?”

– Pocket money : They are criticizing the Arpen Empire on a public level. Most are central continent users and it is shocking that some are northern users.

“I can understand where they are coming from.”

Weed could sympathize amply for this situation.

They had fought and won a difficult battle at Garnav plains, but the outcome was turning out to be rightfully suspicious campaign for money, recruiting rich lords!

‘That is what it is, really. I was concerned that I could well be criticized in proceeding with this plan.’

All that the Arpen Empire had was just a large sum of land, its roots weaker than the Haven Empire in reality. Although he had started this for money, there was an urgency for provincial lords because it was impossible for him to directly govern the vast empire all on his own.

“Hmm. I guess it’s unavoidable. I have no other choice but to host a festival, or an amusement facility like Puhol Waterpark.”

Weed swore firmly to earn a fortune and turn a blind eye somehow.

‘I did well up till now. Let me live for my needs just this once. Taking criticism will be for later….  I need to make what I can right now.’

Weed in spite of everything going on, decided to take his share. It was possible that he would be able to buy out dozens of buildings if the lord appointment ends successfully.

 

(To be continued…)

 


 

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V53C5P3 – Arpen Development Strategy

Par mimosab

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An Item auction site.

A strange phenomenon occurred on each site which posted items related to the Royal Road.

At first, the real value of gold increased to over double the original rate.

“This is crazy. What is going on?”

At every auction site, gold was being sold the instant that it was put up for bids.

“I need to sell at times like this!”

“I can sell at a high price!”

The users sold all the gold in their possession. Gold was a necessity in the daily life of Royal Road and was essential for use in stores.  Unless it involved activities such as purchasing homes, travelling luxuriously, or building ships, there was no insufficiency of gold if one hunted diligently and proceeded with quests.

“What? The price went up while I was gone?”

The market price for gold on auction sites had tripled in the short period of time. It was a shocking sequence of events, and as the day turned into night the market price continued to sky-rocket.

“This is because of the Arpen Empire’s lord recruitment!”

The users came to a realization.

The wealthy individuals all over the world were scraping away all the available gold on auction sites in order to apply for lord positions.

– Title : Selling a million gold.

‘I have placed an auction. Buyers please proceed with your bids. Deadline is 30 minutes from now.’

Users utilized the auction system in order to get a higher return, and the price increased at an irrational speed. Someone would write up a higher bid than the market value, but the following user would bid double. The rich folks abroad, in China, the Middle-East, the US, and Europe’s orthodox billionaires are active in participation. They had accepted Royal Road as being beyond just simple leisure, as a space of its own within their lives. They thought there would be no better opportunity for a lord position.

The value of money was relative; to those who can gladly spend billions on leisure activities, the lord positions in the Arpen Empire were taken for granted.

‘It means that I get to be a king over a certain area?’

The Arpen Empire was known for its minimal interference with the lords in the northern continent. They were lenient and generous, as long as the taxes were paid on a regular basis. For the rich that were searching for new experiences, it was a suitable opportunity.

“Buy out all the gold.”

“The price doesn’t matter.”

“10 billion? 20 billion? That’s barely worth a single building. Nothing I can’t afford.”

“Purchase more than anyone else. I can invest the remaining gold into city development.”

“Reach out to the powerful users or guilds. There are many ways. Forge the gold if you can’t find them.”

It was not as if every billionaire in the world had participated. This was only a fraction of them.

Even so, the competition among them pushed the price up 30 times and the users sold their gold unconditionally. The common users estimated that after the termination of lord recruitment in the Arpen empire, the value of gold would return to its original price.

They could not let an opportunity like this slip by, where gold could be sold at ridiculous prices. In an instant, fortunes worth over 10 billion gold had gone under transaction at the auction sites.

Earth Palace.
Many users bustled through this place, as it was the royal palace of the Arpen Empire.

“Now. We will commence the appointment of the Arpen Empire provincial lords.”

Hwaryeong took up the announcer, laying out the map of Versailles Continent on the wall.

The northern and central continent.

All locations except for the 10 restricted areas and the Haven territories were subjects of the appointment.

Arpen empire had succeeded in swift expansion of its territories.

There was a lot of controversy about the lord appointment being decided by the auction system among the users including the Grass Porridge Cult.

“Isn’t he just selling these positions for money?”

“Seems to be a public stunt for his own fair share. For whom did we fight?”

“Nothing is being distributed to the people who fought for Arpen, and how do you justify taking money from those who are trying to become provincial lords?”

There was a huge drawback and criticism by the users. Conversely, many were still on the side of Weed.

“I hated being under the Haven Empire, so we made our own conscious decision to fight. Expecting a share is a thief’s mindset. We all received accomplishment points. In fair honesty, we only contributed so much as a whole but if we assess individually, no one has performed as well as Weed-nim.”

“If Weed-nim hadn’t been there, our lives would have continued to be exploited under the Haven empire, and no one could do anything about it. These folks are sure ungrateful for all that has been granted.”

“Those who have been among us from when Morata was established to now could not criticize him the same way. He had invested all his earnings until now, and accomplished this much with his own hands…”

“Wow… People are now even talking ill about the lord appointment. So, should he just not bother with the lord appointments and leave all these lands vacant? The monsters are about to invade, and who’s gonna take responsibility?”

“Without money, how does one govern such a vast empire? It turns out that even the money from the Puhol Waterpark cottage sales were invested into the internal affairs…”

“You mean all of it?”

“Yes. It seems that they were all invested. I cursed at him selling cottages in the midst of the war, but it turned out that he was making investments for our sake.”

There was some backlash within the Grass Porridge Cult as well, but the majority of opinions were to trust and observe things for the time being.

Thus, the lord appointment commenced!

“First of all, we will begin the lord appointment with the peak of public interest, the Britten Region.”

Hwaryeong began taking applications for the core of the empire, the major city and the industrial city of the Britten region.

“Thousand gold!”

“Alright, we have a thousand gold. The next person is…”

A man cloaked with a robe at the far back raised his hand.

“10 million gold!”

“10 million gold? Okay. We have 10 million gold.”

Hwa-Ryeong was startled in the proceedings, followed by an handsome man who shouted near the front.

“50 million gold!”

“50 million gold…”

“100 million gold!”

The value of the lord seat jumped at once.

The people were in shock, and several more individuals competed. A major city named Denem was sold for an amount of 323 million gold!

The following cities were sold on average of 200 to 300 million gold.

Some cities including the Free City of Somren had great influence to nearby areas and were to be maintained under government jurisdiction, but other cities serving as the core of trades were sold for as much as 400 million gold.

Renowned cities with especially beautiful scenery, lakes and rivers were charged extra. These cities were more popular than those with blacksmith forges and mines.

 

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The lord appointment that began at midnight continued into the next day.

“This is sculptor Debs. What is your name and region?”

“My name is Dakoi and I’m from Pogma Village.”

“Okay. I got it.”

*Scribble, scribble, scribble*

Sculptor Debs personally engraved the lord appointment certificates into stones.

– Arpen Empire’s Lord

Swordsman Dakoi is hereby appointed as lord of Pogma Village.

Signed, Emperor Weed.

“That will be 118 gold and 80 silvers.”

“Excuse me? I thought this was free.”

“The appointment certificates are only engraved when you become a lord. You don’t have to if you don’t want it.”

“Ah. I will.”

Sculptor Debs was also earning his share with his side job.

Having to hunt the ever multiplying monsters, Weed could not participate at the Earth Palace. That was the reason for handing over the sculptural jobs to Debs.

– Weed : How many have you gone through?

“I have completed 80. I’m not even a quarter done.”

– Weed : Please continue.

“Yes. Bro!”

The young Debs followed Weed as a role model. Ever since they became friends from sculpting the statue of Hestia, their relationship had been consistent.

Weed recommended him to tasks and at times gave him lessons about life.

– Who do you think decides the value of sculptures? Do you think someone is going to acknowledge you if you work hard and sell for cheap? It all depends on the sculptor’s abilities to sell his work for a high price.

– There is no fraudulence in lying if it makes the other person feel pleasant. We must ensure that even the customers who see through us are satisfied..

– You always have to save up money. You don’t necessarily become happy when you start spending.

– Always think about how you’re going to make someone elses’ money into yours. That is where ideas sprout.

– Never reveal the production costs. Emphasize the efforts put into the product. The things we make are always limited edition, even if we end up producing the same thing the very next day.

‘Hehe. Even if I offer 94 gold each to big bro, I will still have a ton left for myself.’

Debs smiled as he sculpted. Lords that received stone certificates were also led to the banquet. The appointed lords gathered in a sapphire hall and enjoyed their dinner filled with exquisite dishes.

Royal Road’s top chefs and fresh ingredients from all regions were supplied to this gathering of the lords.

“You are the lord of the Free City of Ladia? Haha! That is really close to my Fortress Gordon. I look forward to working with you.”

“The pleasure is all mine. Our merchants will be coming and going frequently.”

“I heard that long-swords are a renowned local speciality?”

“Yes. The swords crafted in the Free City of Ladia are 5 points higher in attack and have 20% higher durability. Which is due to the steel produced here.”

“I am envious. You have acquired an amazing location.”

The lords behaved with dignity, drinking their wine and enjoying the banquet.

They had used a tremendous fortune, but the lord positions did not turn their spendings into even the slightest of disappointments. In reality, an astronomic amount of money would not be enough to become mayor or president, but in the Arpen empire these positions would be maintained as long as it wasn’t self-forfeited.

“You are from the Conchern family?”

“That is so. Do you know of us?”

“My youngest son was accepted into the university established by your foundation.”

“Is that so? Haha.”

The wealthy folks worldwide gathered and exchanged congenial conversations.

Some were self-made, but most of them had lived their entire lives like noble aristocrats. With not a hint of what could unfold next, their thoughts were shallow as if grasping a fun toy within another realm.

Merchants of the Mapan association began walking around with wine in hand.

“These are special wine from Morata. The aromatic wine maker Elk produced them. The grapes used were personally grown by Miretas-nim.”

“Oh…! The scent is amazing!”

“A wine resembling the sunset. The taste is something I’ve never come across before.”

The lords each took a sip and were impressed. Such great wine was a first even for them.

“Give me another glass!”

“Quantity is limited. The first glass is free-of-service, but you must pay for more.”

“I need to pay? Then I will buy a whole bottle!”

The lords purchased the wine spontaneously. Morata’s special wine cost 50,000 gold each, but their pockets opened ever so easily.

 

(To be continued…)

 


 

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