Dwarf Village in the Refrigerator - Chapter 4: Ramen and Registration
“It’s a bit disappointing that I coudnt get more Dimensional Missions yesterday.”
Suho muttered as he got up from the bed. There were no more missions till the Dawn but yesterday was yesterday and today is today. As the new day has dawned, a new mission might arise.
“Shall we see what the Dwarves are doing?”
Is this going to make him develop voyeurism? Suho smiled and headed to the refrigerator. The door to the Freezer was wide open because he had stopped its function.
“Uh-Its hard. I can’t believe I have to chew beef jerky in the morning.”
He was doubtful if the dwarves were up. He heard voices.
‘I guess they are already up. I hope their satisfaction level is good.’
Suho opened the Dimensional panel.
[Red Hammer Dwarves]
-Affiliated Dimension: ESKHJ-0702L
‘The satisfaction has gone down. Why?’
It was 70 before he went to Bed. Suho continued listening to the voices.
“I can’t help it. The only food which we have is beef jerky. Just eat it. Its not that old.”
“I feel as if my jaw is about to fall off.”
“I want to eat warm soup. Somebody boil some water.”
“What are you going to do after boiling plain water?”
“It’s better than nothing. Ah! Soup.”
The Dwarf sighed. Suho’s eyes lit up.
‘Its because they didn’t eat well.’
Maybe another mission will pop up? The moment Suho thought about it, a message appeared in his mind as he had expected.
[You have acquired the Dimensional Mission ‘Dwarves Food Situation (Continuous)]
[Check out the Dimensional Panel for more details.]
But this was different form the ones before.
Suho hurriedly opened the dimensional panel.
[Dwarves Food Situation]
-Due to the imminent migration, the food situation of the Dwarves is very poor. For their good health, provide them some food.
*This is a continuous mission. This can be done over and over again until the situation is overcome.
-Reward: Increase of the Satisfaction of the Red Hammer Dwarves.
‘It’s a mission that can be completed multiple times.’
‘I think I should keep giving the Dwarves something to eat until they are self-sufficient.’
‘I think they want some soup.’
Suho quickly ran to the supermarket.
“If you take off the packaging, you will find dry noodles and a small envelope.”
“Oh-Yes, yes! What do you do next giant?”
Dwarves were gathered up and sitting down in front of the Ramen which Suho had brought. Their representative was Bold. Once again, his head and eyes were shining brightly.
“Boil the water. One bottle of water for each packet of ramen.”
Suho pointed to the 500mm bottled water which he gave for the two boxes of ramen.
“Todd, Victor, you two go and get some water! Hurry up!”
“He He Okay. Its soup, soup!”
The two dwarves ran to fetch the water. Suho continued the explanations.
“When the water is boiled up, tear down the small envelope and put in the powder. Then add the noodles…”
The water was soon ready. After a while, there was smell of ramen coming out from the Freezer.
“Oh, its delicious.”
“It’s making me drool.”
“When can we eat it? I think we can eat it now.”
“Giant, can’t we eat it now? I fee dizzy.”
The dwarves sitting around the pots continued getting up and down. Suho was enjoying the scene.
‘Whether it’s a dwarf or a human. MSG works on everyone.’
[TL Note: Okay here is a little note which is necessary. Monosodium Glutamate(MSG). It’s a controversial ingredient found in most of the brands of ramen. It’s an additive used to enhance the flavour of savoury foods and make it more palatable. Certain people are more sensitive to MSG than the others. You can google it if you want to know more lol.]
“It’s almost done now. You can have some.”
Suho gave the signal and the dwarves rushed to the pots.
“Oh what a taste!”
“Ee, what’s this? Its spicy but I can’t stop eating it!”
“Ha Ha Ham the soup is really spicy.”
“Giant! This soup is awesome!”
The smell made Suho hungry as well. Suho ate the cereal and waited for the Dwarves to finish their meals. Before the Dwarves meal could finish, a message appeared in his mind.
[Dimensional mission ‘Dwarves Food Situation (Continuous) has been completed.]
[The satisfaction of the Red Hammer Dwarves increased by 15.]
The gain of level of satisfaction as reward seems to vary.
‘What else will I get this time?’
No other rewards other than the satisfaction were mentioned. Still they enjoyed eating it so they might give something?
Suho who had been looking forward to it was soon lost in agony.
‘Buts its not going to work like this.’
There was not much balance left in his bank account. 30 bottles of soju yesterday and two boxes of ramen today. In addition it seems that the money will continue to be spend on in the future.
‘I have to make more money as soon as possible.’
Suho thought of a way to make money. There is a general way to do it.
‘If I go to the Dungeons then I should be able to put up with it in short term.’
It has been 20 years since the world turned into a game. Humans have adapted to the dungeon and monsters. Materials from the corpses of these monsters are used in all the industries.
If he hunts monsters in the dungeons then he should have more than enough to cover all the Dwarves.
‘Yes. Let’s go to the Dungeons.’
Suho had decided to go to the Dungeons. Of course he will have to register as a Hunter first.
By the time Suho finished thinking about it, someone had approached the door to the Freezer. It was the Chief Tarunga.
His face wasn’t bright. A while ago, he was excited and eating ramen soup.
“Yes did you enjoy your meal?”
“Of course. It was truly one of the best meals of the 120 years of my life.”
The Chief is older than he looks. The lifespan of the Dwarves seem to be quite long.
“I am glad it suited you palate.”
Tarunga awkwardly laughed,
“Do you want to say something?”
“Its…Its only right that we pay since we are indebted to you but we are in dire straits and have nothing to give you right now.”
Oh so it was like that? Well they don’t even have enough food either but it’s too early to give up.
Considering the difference between the Dwarves and the Earth’s item levels, a pot lid might be able to block a bullet. Let’s see if I can get anything.
“I can have anything for if you wish for that great meal? Just give away things which you might be throwing away or which you don’t use. I will appreciate anything.”
“But still how…”
“You can really give me anything. I have a hobby of collecting junk. Old and worn out items are good as well. Ha Ha.”
It feels like as if I am a owner to a junk store. Even at those words, Tarunga hesitated because he was sorry that he couldn’t give anything.
But then Bold popped up.
“Are you sure you don’t mind anything Giant? What if its broken?”
“Bold! You are being rude to the Giant once again!”
Suho quickly intervened in their conversation.
“Yes anything is fine. I just it should not be completely destroyed.”
If he doesn’t like it then he will have to ask for something else the next time. It’s possible because this is a continuous mission.
“Then would you like to have this? It broke a little when I was using it.”
Bold pulled out something dangling on his waist.
“This is a claw hammer.”
“Yes. I broke its claw. He He I am not good at hammering.”
“Whoa-Bold. Aren’t you ashamed as a part of Red Hammer Clan?”
“Still I am good at cooking and even if its claw is broken, it can still be used since the Head is fine.”
“But how can you give a broken item to the Giant…”
Tarunga was sighing all the time. However, Suho was looking forward to the Claw Hammer.
“Great let me thank you then.”
Suho readily accepted the offer. Bold stuck out the Claw hammer.
[Do you want to trade with the Red Hammer Dwarves?]
The freezer lit slight and the Claw Hammer appeared at his feet. Suho picked it up.
[Broken Claw Hammer]
-Claw Hammers are made with great craftsmanship. Its performance and durability has decreased due to the breaking of the Claw which is used to remove the nails.
-Physical Power: 120
-[Lower Shock Amplification]
The grade of the Claw Hammer is ‘Uncommon.’ Its attack power is comparable to that of any other weapon. There was even a skill to amplify the impact.
‘Crazy, crazy. If it’s broken and is this fine……’
No it’s not even a weapon in the first place. What if it was a proper weapon? He couldn’t believe it.
‘Who cares if this is crazy. It’s good for me.’
He will continue to interact with the Dwarves in the future. A smile appeared on Suho’s face.
‘If I sell the Claw Hammer then I can put up with any urgent needs right away.’
The grade of the ‘Claw Hammer’ is a whopping Uncommon and even its options are good.
It’s a little short to be used as a weapon but if he sells its he should het 10 million won but its dangerous to sell it right away.
It’s a Uncommon grade item and for an unregistered Hunter, it might raise doubts. Its also a very unique type of weapon.
‘I would rather use it.’
The level of its performance would be useful for the dungeons. This is a way to earn money without buying out any suspicions. So Suho headed towards the Hunter Association.
This is because in order to enter the dungeon, he must first register as a Hunter.
“Why are you here?”
A member of the Association questioned him.
“I am here to register as a Hunter.”
“You have awakened. Congratulations. Please fill out this form first.”
Suho filled out the documents under the guidance of the staff. After that he proved that he has awakened through a simple test.
“Here is your temporary Hunter ID. Do you know that you will need to receive formal training before you can be registered officially? Before that you cannot enter the Dungeons. If you post phone your training for more than 6 months then you will be fined so be careful.”
Suho had no intention of delaying it.
“When can I get the training?”
“Wait a minute…I have a schedule here that stats tomorrow. After that the next one is in the early next month. If you want then I can help you with your application right away.”
“Then please apply to the tomorrow’s schedule.”
“Yes. The training will continue for two days. Its possible to wear your own personal equipment so you can prepare for it in advance. We will inform you again with the details with a message.”
I scheduled for the training right away.
‘Let’s finish it quickly and then focus on the Dungeons and Dwarves.’
Go around the Dungeons and grow up as hunter while making money. He strengthens his relationship with the Dwarves by carrying out the Dimensional missions.
Recalling these two goals, Suho left the association. He soon arrived at this home.
He habitually opened the door to the Freezer.
Clack! Clack! Clack!
The Dwarves were still working hard but there was a strange sense of incompatibility.
‘It seems that something had changed.’
What? Suho carefully observed the Dwarves. He couldn’t figure out the difference at all.
‘It’s definitely different. Ah, let’s check out the Dimensional panel.’
If there is anything then it will appear in the Dimensional panel.
[Red Hammer Dwarves]
-Affiliated Dimension: ESKHJ-0702L
As expected the information on the Dimensional Panel has changed.
‘Their number has increased.’
The 23 Dwarves have already become 40. The satisfaction has also declined.
‘I don’t know the exact number we lived apart but we were around 2000 thousand people? Some of us set off first He He. The rest will continue to pour in.’
The reason for the increase in their numbers was already told by Bold.
“I was surprised to learn about it and thought that there were births.’
Come to think of it, he had a question.
“I don’t see any women. Are they not following you?”
“Yes only the Chief and few of the other men left first. Now as the number of peoples increase, the speed at which constructions progress will also increase.”
‘That’s good but it’s going to cost more now.’
They can’t start farming at the ridge right now. The only other way left is hunting or fathering but that will be hard to make the ends meet. In the end, Suho must help them.
“Lets think about it later and buy food for them during the training.”
He doesn’t want them to starve or run out of satisfaction. Suho went over to the Supermarket and bought out 20 boxes of ramen. Now his account was practically empty.
The Next Day.
“Thank you, giant. I will make sure to pay you back.”
“Thanks for the ramen giant. He he Have a safe trip.”
The Dwarves saw off Suho.
“I will be back in about two days.”
Suho also said Goodbye and left his house.
There was a piece of black iron hanging on his back.
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