Level Up - Chapter 25: Treasure Box
Level up-chapter 25:
The water here was unique. It was as if it had grown a shadow. The shape has not been determined, and it sometimes scatters like smoke. Naturally, it was quite tricky to deal with.
However, he was still relatively weak compared to the number of people searching for him outside. Moreover, Hyun Seok realized that hunting alone was much easier.
He worked really hard to reach here first. This is because the Guild Master’s sometimes devoured their colleague’s minds like his old Guild Master did.
“As expected, fighting individually was the answer.”
Hyun Seok murmured as he was hit by a wave of mana coming from the dead beasts.
Foremost, the most important thing was that the former Guild Master found a Subspace here.
‘I don’t know anything else, but I have to get it. If I get it, then I could easily affect everything else. I can just put everything in space.’
Hyun Seok quickly examined the walls and checked the decorative Artifacts.
Hyun Seok, who focused on mana in his eyes, checked the Artifact’s name first. There were all kinds of Artifacts. He hasn’t checked the performance yet and just saw the name, but he could absolutely understand how great the Artifact was.
Hyun Seok’s eyes flashed as he walked along the hallway looking through the Artifacts.
‘I found you!’ he explained as he found a specific Artifact.
The shape of the Artifact was unique. It was floating in a space reserved for Artifacts. It was a Black Vortex, which was similar to the entrance of the dungeon, if anyone else saw it they might think that it’s a small dungeon because of its appearance.
[Pocket of Space]
Hyun Seok could tell just by looking at the name that it was the Subspace Artifact that the Guild Master acquired.
At that time, Hyun Seok had no idea what Artifacts the guild had acquired, where and how they were stored, and to whom they were distributed. This is because he was never considered an important member to the guild.
He didn’t even know about it at first. There were several Artifacts that Hyun Seok had found, so he thought they were properly distributed.
It wasn’t until when he found out how much he had been exploited, but it was too late. He was too deeply involved with the guild and had many weaknesses.
There was no way that a Guild Master who knew Hyun Seok’s useful ability would let him go easily. So he lived under exploitation as if he were conforming.
“But now it’s different.”
Hyun Seok explored ‘The Pocket of Space’ and looked around the Artifacts decorated along the hall wall. All that treasure was going to be his now.
“Well, first of all. Shall we start with this one?”
When Hyun Seok saw the Artifact called ‘the Pocket of Space’, he instantly knew that it was a little different from other Subspace Artifacts.
The mana contained in the Artifact itself was different, and he’d never heard of such an Artifact before.
A typical Subspace Artifact is shaped like a Ring or Bracelet, or a buckle on a Necklace or Belt. It’s easy to carry around.
Hyun Seok looked closely at this strange and mysterious Artifact. And he checked the name [Pocket of Space] more intensively.
[Pocket of Space]
[Pocket made using gaps between dimensions. The number of storage places is limited, not the size of the storage items, because it exploits gaps in multi-dimensional space to secure storage places. 100 items can be collected]
“That’s what it was.”
Hyun Seok nodded after confirming the reality of the Subspace Artifact. At that time, he thought it was occupying a huge space as a warehouse.
But he didn’t think there would be a limit on the number of items.
“Can we increase the number of items?”
100 seems to be a lot, but if he places everything that has been found, it fills up quickly. Moreover, it is extremely inefficient to store minor items.
‘No, it’s not that. I can organize it by occupying another warehouse.’
One by one, he remembered what the former Guild Master did. At that time, Hyun Seok didn’t really care why they did such a thing. But he remembered, he saw the Guild Master buy several large container boxes. No one knows what it was used for. There may be someone who knows, but Hyun Seok doesn’t know. Also, Hyun Seok didn’t even want to know because he wasn’t interested.
‘But I think I know it now.’
“Maybe. I think the container boxes are for supplies.”
At present time everyone hunts in low-grade dungeons, so most of them can be cleared on a day, but it is impossible to perform that to high-grade dungeons.
In some cases, a special place needed more than a month to reach the first grade of Diamonds. In that case, the most important thing is the supply.
Usually, the entrance is open, so you can enter and distribute it, but sometimes during special dungeons, the entrance was closed when a fixed number of people entered.
Such a dungeon does not open again until it is cleared or all the people inside the dungeon leaves.
‘That’s why they said Subspace Artifacts are essential if we want to move on to the diamond level.’
Just one container box full of supplies will last a few months.
‘Wait! I think the Pockets of the Space are more special Subspaces.’
Perhaps the other Subspace Artifacts were created in a different way than this.
“By the way, how do I get this?”
Apparently, it was not something you could get just by picking it up with your hands. It was clear that something significant was needed.
Looking back, it seemed that the Guild Master had struggled to get it. Of course Hyun Seok didn’t check it himself. But indirectly, he could fully understand. At that time, Hyun Seok had to hold the dungeon open every day for a week.
‘It took me a week to get this.’
Hyun Seok went closer and looked into the pockets of space. It really looks like a small dungeon entrance.
‘I think I can move this with mana, just like moving the entrance to the dungeon.’
Hyun Seok suddenly thought that, so he touched the pocket of space and used his mana to move it like he did to the dungeon entrance.
The pocket of space was sucked into his palm. Hyun Seok was surprised and quickly pulled away his hand.
“Is this how you do it?” he muttered with a puzzled look.
Hyun Seok looked blankly into his palm. Nothing has changed. But it was clear that the pocket of space went inside his palm.
“How did this happen? I think I should learn how to use it first.”
It was very simple to learn how to use it. There were so many things to put in the space nearby.
Hyun Seok suddenly recalled his information.
[Name – Chae Hyun Seok]
[Title – Master of Mana, who opened his eyes, returned to the past]
[Power-31, Agility-29, Strength-21, Intelligence-21, Spirit-35]
[Physical-48, Flame-5, Cold-Air-5, Poison-5, Blitz-36, Light-5, Dark-5]
[Skill – Siman, Subspace]
The Subspace was registered as a skill at all. It was like he could accept the Artifact with his body. Or it’s an Artifact that was made to be used like this.
Hyun Seok opened the Subspace information.
[Skills to be gained when Subspace-space pockets are absorbed by the body. Spaces in multi-dimensional space can be used as storage warehouses. 1/100]
“The last number seemed to change every time the compartment was filled. But why is there 1?”
“Does that mean one space is filled? How do I check that?”
Hyun Seok didn’t think complicatedly. He focused on the numbers by his mana. Then, 100 compartments appeared.
The picture of the object in each compartment seemed to float like an icon. Of course, it wasn’t just an icon, but it was sophisticated as if it were a miniature of the real object.
‘How I knew that was because one space was filled with something.’
What was in it was a ring, with detailed patterns all over the surface.
‘If I focused more, I could clearly see what kind of things it is.’
Hyun Seok took out the ring first. It was simple to take it out. If you concentrate your mana on the ring, it comes out.
A ring was floating in front of Hyun Seok.
“That’s how it goes. I’m gonna have to think about the big stuff before I take it out.”
The ring hasn’t really come out yet. Hyun Seok could tell by just looking at the ring that it was located on a different dimension.
It was probably visible only to those who owned pockets of space.
When Hyun Seok grabbed the ring and spilled his mana, the ring went over the dimension and was summoned to Hyun Seok’s hand.
[Gift of the 12th Supply Register]
A sharp light flashed from Hyun Seok’s eyes. He got something he didn’t expect. There was a reason why a Subspace was special. It was because it had an item from the supply ledger. Hyun Seok checked the information in a hurry.
[Gift of the 12th Supply Register]
[12 Proof of supply ledger] Intelligence+2, mental+2]
It was nothing. It was literally like an identification card. However, functions that enhance intelligence and mental strength were quite useful.
Hyun Seok wore the ring. It was not a bad ring to wear. He didn’t see any of the Artifacts here in the form of a ring anyway.
“Now, shall we put on our gear?”
He looked around the place. The real dungeon expedition hasn’t even started yet. This is just a passing point to fit the equipment.
Hyun Seok carefully checked the Artifacts while walking around the hallway. Of course, all equipment that is not to be used immediately was stored in the Subspace.
‘I need to buy some container boxes, too.’
Finally, there were seven pieces of equipment that Hyun Seok found useful for himself.
First, there was a Bracelet that he wore.
[Collapse of Ice]
[Bracelet made by compressing ice gauge mana] Raise the ice property. It can hold ice properties in an attack. Agility+10, Power+5]
It’s a huge Artifact, and it raises the agility and strength and also it can contain ice properties, so it’s probably a kind of Artifact that no one has seen at this point.
Bracelets were the best, and the rest were general equipment. However, it was really great compared to the Artifacts from the Black Hole.
[Black Drake’s leather armor set]
Blackdrake’s leather armor set was literally a set of Artifacts. The more they gathered, the more magical they were, the more they were Artifacts that imposed special abilities.
It was an Artifact containing tops, forearm guards, boots, bottoms and gloves. And Black Sword was the perfect weapon for Hyun Seok’s fighting style. It was an excellent sword that greatly increased the amount of mint and improved the cutting power.
So equipped with seven pieces of equipment, Hyun Seok took a deep breath and walked to the end of the hall.
The end of the hall was a dead end. It was blocked by a dark wall, and the problem was that the wall was cracked.
The crack was the real purpose of Hyun Seok’s entry into this transparent dungeon.
“I’m nervous to think that I’m going in here alone.”
Behind this crack was hell. However, there was no better place to raise many levels in a short time.
Hyun Seok approached the wall and clenched his fist tightly. And he put out his mana and threw it towards the wall.
The crack grew bigger. And soon the wall collapsed.
A huge Vortex appeared behind the collapsed wall. It was a White Vortex, a White Hole…