Level Up - Chapter 28: Return
Level up- Chapter 28:
An alley between towering buildings of Gangnam. The wind blew once, a space opened wide in the air and someone fell from it.
It was Hyun Seok.
Hyun Seok, who looked around quickly, stood close to a wall. A few hours ago, he came out to check the situation of the surroundings but went back to the dungeon, now he came back at the appropriate time.
It was dawn now. However, no matter how early it’s in the morning, Gangnam could never be empty. Not quite far from the main street, Hyun Seok could see people roaming around.
Hyun Seok was wearing only Artifacts on his naked body. He was still fortunate that the artifact did not break while existing in the dungeon. He wasn’t fully naked.
He was fortunate to at least have his underwear left, but he couldn’t go anywhere in this condition anyway.
In fact, Hyun Seok had no home to return because he had cleared almost all of his information before entering the Invisible Dungeon.
The plan to enter the Invisible Dungeon, taking all equipment, and going to the demonic world connected to it, and making explosive growth was accomplished effectively. But he never prepared his next step.
Even now, it’s not like there is no way to get out of this situation. Hyun Seok jumped high, then kicked the wall and jumped up again. Trying to reach the rooftop by continuing the method.
It was a narrow alley between two buildings, so it was not that easy to jump up to the rooftop like this. It takes a lot of stamina though.
As soon as Hyun Seok reached the rooftop, he made his way out of Gangnam. For now, Hyun Seok only wanted to get out of this complicated Gangnam.
Then, he’ll find clothes that can be worn roughly. Hyun Seok took a big bottle out of the Subspace. It was full of power-up kits.
It was a medicine that would not be used again if the level was raised to 100, but no matter how hard you struggled in the world of beasts, it was impossible to raise the level to 100.
As he ate the power-up kit, mana and strength boiled all over my body.
“Then shall we go?”
Woosh, woosh, woosh, woosh, woosh!
Hyun Seok ran fast and jumped from building to building. It looked as if he was flying in the air. He was so fast that he soon left Gangnam without much effort.
The rooftop rooms were visible to Hyun Seok. His eyes flashed as he found the laundries hanging on the rooftop.
It was still early morning. The fire in the rooftop room was now turned off.
Hyun Seok saw a rooftop room beside the laundries. Maybe a man was living there solely. He could tell just by looking at the laundry.
Hyun Seok selected a pretty well-dried dress for himself. He took out his wallet from the Subspace and placed a bundle of 50,000 won bills to the clothespin, he took his clothes and left hastily.
He quickly went to the darkest place in the neighborhood to dress up. The clothes felt a little small, but the quality was good so he didn’t mind it anyway.
Hyun Seok stored the wallet back into Subspace and slowly walked to the boulevard. Now, he could think about his next step.
It was time to find a place to relax for a while. The only thing that came first to his mind was the hotel.
Hyun Seok made his way to the nearest hotel, to take rest and regain his energy.
* * *
Hyun Seok booked a room at a hotel, where he slept for three days continuously. Of course, he would wake up in the middle to have a simple meal, but he filled most of the time with sleep.
In fact, the first day he slept for the whole 24 hours. His body has become stronger through several level-ups, and his physical strength and resilience have increased tremendously, so it was enough rest for him.
However, mental fatigue could not be relieved only by that. He suffered so much in the Magye Dungeon that he wanted to sleep for a whole month.
On the third day, Hyun Seok took out a laptop that was stored in the space. He spent his six months in the demonic world. There will be stocks that need to be sorted out. Stocks are the items he stored in the Subspace which he could sell for money.
He checked the stock trends and started organizing the stocks to clean up, also after that, he had to shop and buy a house and a car with the money to live.
“First of all, I would better clean up the DM chemical.”
It has been a while since the ‘300 days of glory’ began. It started not so long after Hyun Seok entered the White Hole. Now that it’s nearly 200 days, he decided to slowly organize and draw others attention towards his stocks.
As he swept DM Chemical’s shares at a low price, he made a massive profit. As he was giving it at a low price, many people started buying it.
Perhaps there will be no shortage of money for the rest of your life unless he does something to risk it all.
Hyun Seok began to sell DM Chemical’s shares step by step. There was a large stock of DM Chemicals, so he could not sell all of them at once. However, if he continues selling like this, it seems that it would need only a few more days to organize.
It became so popular that there were no people who wanted to sell the stock, but there were only people who wanted to buy it, so there was no difficulty in selling.
Hyun Seok sold several other stocks and purchased new ones with so-called funds. When he took a calm look at others stocks, there were a lot of stocks that weren’t worth trading at such a price, it was actually worth less than the given amount.
Maybe it was because the industry had recently started selling stock of dungeons, it was the beginning, though.
‘Clearly, knowledge of the future was more like a fraud. Didn’t DM Chemical alone make a huge profit? In addition, this company disappeared after ‘300 days of glory’.’
Anyway, Hyun Seok roughly organized the stock and transferred a lot of cash in his bank account. He put his laptop in the space and went to bathe. It was his last day at the hotel. He was going to buy a house.
After taking a shower, Hyun Seok confirmed his information.
[Name – Chae Hyun Seok]
[Title – Master of Mana, Magistrate of Mana, who opened his eyes to the past]
[Power-101, Agility-123, Physical-89, Intelligence-34, Mental-92]
[Physics-153, Flame-24, Cold Air-53, Poison-42, Blitz-72, Light-18, Dark-81]
[Skill – Siman, Subspace, Natural Recovery]
The most drastic change was his level. It has risen to 89 levels. In this world, It would take more than a year to reach such a high level.
And as the level went up, there was a predictable change in mana and stats.
In fact, the stats and properties tended to increase more, compared to the level. Hyun Seok thought it was the influence of the demonic world.
Perhaps because it was demons, the light properties did not rise relatively much, and the dark properties rose significantly.
Anyway, with that much stock, he could produce a great power like any superhuman, even without using his mana.
He was now a true player who stepped into the realism of a superman. Next, he won a new title. That title was obtained when he conquered the Magye 19 area.
[Strength+7, Agility+7, Physical+2]
This was a title with great power. As a result the stats also increased by 16.
And finally, he obtained a new skill.
[Natural recovery – Increases resilience]
It quickly heals physical damage but takes time to heal the damage caused by mana.
It was a skill of considerable power. In addition, it was a passive skill that could work even when he’s unconscious.
The item hasn’t changed considerably. However, the weapon had changed a little. The weapon that upgraded was Hyun Seok’s original Black Sword which had a dark property, now it had considerably higher attacking power, and the new Sword was much greater than the old one.
It was a Sword obtained by destroying the hemp tribe, which was like the superior of the Magye 19 region.
[Jinma Sword – A Sword made from the ribs of the devil. The Sword was made by Pebrick, the best blacksmith of the demonic world. It greatly amplifies attack power.
Strength+20, Agility+30, Physical+10, Mental+10]
Hyun Seok could tell that it was a huge Sword just by its name. The greatest harvest from the Magye 19 area was this Jinma Sword. Also including his Subspace pocket, which could store items easily, It was also a successful harvest.
The Subspace Pocket, which used to be only 100 compartments, has increased to 130 bays.
Thanks to this, Hyun Seok was able to capture many things that he almost left behind in the demonic world.
The skin of a giant beast was peeled, and a huge pocket was made with it, various spirit stones obtained from the demon world and by-products of the beast were put into it.
‘Now that I’ve acquired the basic power, I’m going to get back into the world.’Hyun Seok thought of going back to the dungeon again.
This time, he was able to get a glimpse of the secret of the dungeon while cleaning the Magye area.
‘We need a lot more information.’
It may pose a tremendous risk. It’s a danger and no one knows when it’s going to explode.
In the past, 20 years from now, nothing happened. However, it didn’t mean the same thing would happen this time. Future could change.
‘Already… There’s a crack.’
It was a crack caused by Hyun Seok. However he didn’t intend to do it, it was just an incident that happened while he was moving to the past.
“I don’t know what kind of man sent me back to the past, but maybe it’s not for a good intention.’
However, Hyun Seok was not anxious. He was confident that he would go through any trials or crises. It was the foundation laid out for that.
‘We will make endless progress in the future.’ he thought about the reason why he came back to the past.
“Now, let’s get out of here?” Hyun Seok said to himself.
After removing the information, Hyun Seok vigorously opened the hotel door and went out.
* * *
“Hyung! Hyung! He’s here!”
“What?” Kang Joong Tae opened the door and looked at Kim Sang Woo, who was making a fuss.
Kim Sang Woo also knew that Kang Jung Tae is annoyed by him, but tried not to be dwelled on and quickly said what he had to say.
“I mean him! Chae Hyun Seok! He just showed up!”
“What?” Kang Joong Tae jumped up from his seat with big eyes.
‘What kind of coincidence is it that they gave up searching about him, but he showed up as soon as they gave up?’ Kang Joong Tae thought.
“Where is he now?”
It didn’t matter whether Hyun Seok knew about the incident of the Crimson Poison Guild or not. They had to just catch him and torment him until he blew out everything. Kang Joong Tae was confident that Hyun Seok would throw up everything he knew in less than an hour.
“We’ve got five kids on board, and beside them we’ve got a couple more kids. I told them to not rush out and just follow him. I think we need to dig more about Hyun Seok.”
“Good job. As expected, it’s reliable. Get ready to capture him. There’s an old man behind him, so you have to prepare thoroughly.”Kang Joong Tae grinned.
“Absolutely, sir. Don’t worry. I’ll prepare it very thoroughly.”Kim Sang Woo insured him.
As Kim Sang Woo left the room, a cruel smile formed around Kang Jung Tae’s lips.
‘It’s time to play with blood.’