Reader - Chapter 101: Gold Pouch
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[Summoning Magic Circle C has been destroyed.]
The notification Soo Hyuk had been waiting for, appeared before him.
‘It’s finally over.’
Closing the notification, he checked the time.
‘Hmm, it ended faster than I thought.’
He had expected the quest to take much longer, and they wouldn’t finish until late into the night. However, due to Pavian’s help, the time it took was significantly shortened.
‘I’ll have to stop by the tower.’
Of course, there was somewhere where he could spend the leftover time, the meeting with Pavian. Soo Hyuk was thinking of using the extra time to meet with the Spire Lord with the extra time.
“You must have suffered because of us!”
After their leader expressed his gratitude, starting from Ketoto, everyone expressed their gratitude.
Naturally, the target of their appreciation was Soo Hyuk.
“No, it was all thanks to your efforts.”
Soo Hyuk immediately responded to the Koma guild’s thanks, and shortly after, Ketoto, Garen, and K-Cross tore their return talisman’ leaving first. With the three having left, only Soo Hyuk and Kamian remained.
“Soo Hyuk, you have a talisman, right?”
Kamian asked him.
Of course, he didn’t possess any return talisman. But he did have a skill equivalent to one, it was his ‘Archmage’s Subspace’ skill.
“Oh, so you have one.”
Kamian nodded at Soo Hyuk’s answer. Then proceeded to take something out of his inventory.
“Here, take it.”
Taking out a pouch, Kamian held it out to Soo Hyuk, the pouch clearly contained a large amount of gold in it.
Soo Hyuk looked at Kamian and the pouch with a curious expression. Why did he pull out a bag of gold?
“First of all, thank you so much.”
Seeing his expression, Kamian explained.
“If it weren’t for you, we would have given up on this quest a time long ago.”
What if Soo Hyuk didn’t help them? Then this quest would have never been completed.
“So, a small token for helping us.”
This pouch was proof of his gratitude.
“You really didn’t need to…”
Taking the pouch, Soo Hyuk smiled, then curiously looked at the contents inside.
After checking inside the pouch, Soo Hyuk was surprised.
A pouch full of Gold.
He couldn’t believe the bag held 10,000 gold inside it. He knew that it was 100 won per gold, so he would need 10,000 won for just 100 gold. However, the 10,000 gold he had in his hands was worth 1 million won.
Soo Hyuk thought he would receive at most, a few hundred gold bullion’s.(1) So, he couldn’t help but look at Kamian with puzzled eyes.
“I didn’t help you for something like this…”
He didn’t help them to receive a reward.
“Please accept it.”
Kamian, who was thinking that Soo Hyuk would return the pouch to him, spoke.
“It’s just a small reward for your help.”
The quest was quite difficult, neither was it a personal quest, rather it was a guild quest.
He couldn’t compare Soo Hyuk’s help with the 10,000 gold. On the contrary, the benefits that Koma Guild received couldn’t be compared with that gold pouch.
“Let’s stay in contact!”
Because he wasn’t satisfied with the gift, he had given to Soo Hyuk; Kamian hoped they could meet again later and pay him a little more. As, the golden pouch was all he had on him at the moment.
Soo Hyuk nodded, accepting Kamian’s gift, then put the pouch in his inventory. The gold was automatically added to his current balance; finishing, he closed his inventory and replied to Kamian.
“Then, let’s meet up soon!”
Kamian politely bowed to Soo Hyuk’s words.
Soo Hyuk mirroring the action followed the courtesy.
Soo Hyuk, who was left alone in the underground waterways after Kamian left, once again opened his inventory, and looking at the gold he thought.
What an unexpected amount of reward?!
‘Where to use?’
Soo Hyuk closed his inventory, still thinking about what he could do with such a large amount of money, then he activated his skill.
[Transferring to the Archmage’s Subspace.]
“Should I buy a book?’
Upon arriving in the subspace, Soo Hyuk figured he had no particular need for gold.
‘Yeah, let’s buy a book.’
Soo Hyuk, who concluded that he would spend his money on books, opened his character window.
[Occupation: Archmage’s Descendant
Strength: 40 (+10)
Agility: 35 (+16)
Stamina: 1108 [554 (+10)
Wisdom: 3746 (+10)]
Looking at the character window, Soo Hyuk sighed.
‘It’s a shame.’
Despite two types of chimera being summoned, he couldn’t reach level 200.
‘What should I do next?’
‘Where should I raise my level?’
‘Should I go to the Red Mountains?’
The first place that came to mind was the Red Mountains, especially since the ogres residing in the mountains had high levels. Their level was mostly between 200 and 250, so it wouldn’t take long for him to reach the next level.
It would take a similar amount of time to get to the Red Mountains as it would to reach Hadrac. It took almost an hour and a half on foot, and even if he moved quickly, he would take an hour and ten minutes at least.
Soon he arrived at the transportation circle, looking at it, Soo Hyuk thought.
‘I wish I could visit more places with this.’
What Soo Hyuk regretted about the skill was that whenever he cast the skill he had to remember the coordinates of where he cast it. However, he couldn’t remember everything, so he would note it down.
Since he used the skill at the underground waterways. A permanent magic circle was made near the ‘Chimera Summoning Circle C’.
Soo Hyuk closed his character window and teleported towards the gate in Hadrac.
Coming out of the Hadrac Teleportation Gate, Soo Hyuk passed by the fellow users and headed towards the mercenary office. Currently, he had two things to do. One was to complete his quest and the other was to meet with Pavian, who was currently at the Hadrac Branch of The Tower of Poison.
‘Let’s finish it and go.
Soo Hyuk headed towards the mercenary thinking of completing his quest first.
〈The Troubled Underground Waterway〉
In the underground sewers of Hadrac, chimeras suddenly began appearing in the waterways. Ian and Alex made the decision to clean up the underground waterways, but the chimeras were strong and possessed powerful poison. In the end, the expedition failed, and the most they could achieve was to prevent the chimeras from escaping. Clean the underground waterways of the chimeras and identify their source!
[Chimera Summoning Circle A: 1 / 1]
[Chimera Summoning Circle B: 1 / 1]
[Chimera Summoning Circle C: 1 / 1]
[Chimera Summoning Circle D: 1 / 1]
[Chimera Summoning Circle E: 1 / 1]
[Chimera Summoning Circle F: 1 / 1]
[Chimera: 282 / ??? ]
[Quest reward: S-Rank Promotion, ??? ]
Soo Hyuk, who opened the quest window, looked at the and wondered.
‘What reward will I receive?’
There were two rewards mentioned, one being promotion to the S-Rank while the other ‘???’ was left unknown.
‘I’m already an S-Rank.’
He knew what rank he would be, but was curious about the other reward that was marked with question marks.
‘Is it related to the number of chimeras I killed?’
He was wondering if there was any connection between the number of chimeras he killed and the reward he received. Since there was a bar counting the amount he killed, his thoughts were valid.
Soo Hyuk, who was walking as he looked at the quest window, soon arrived at the mercenary office.
So he closed the quest window and went straight to the second floor.
Upon arriving on the second floor, Soo Hyuk moved for one of the empty counters and sat down as he took out his mercenary token.
The NPC in charge, checked the token and looked at Soo Hyuk in surprise.
“Sir, could you hold on for a moment?”
The NPC, with the token at his hand, stammered.
As soon as he answered, the NPC got up from his seat and walked away.
‘Is he going notifying them of my presence?’
Where the NPC headed towards was to inform the heads of the Rime and Drek Guilds, Ian and Alex.
The NPC, who disappeared for a while, returned. Looking around the NPC told Soo Hyuk in a quiet voice.
“Sir, let me guide you.”
Getting up from his seat, Soo Hyuk followed behind the NPC. After a while, he was told to enter a room, supposedly where Ian and Alex were present.
“I’ve brought Soo Hyuk.”
The NPC shouted with the knock, to announce their presence and stepped aside. Soo Hyuk passed by the NPC, opened the door and went inside.
As soon as he stepped inside, he was about to greet both guild masters of the Rime and Drek Guild, Ian and Alex. However, only Alex was inside the room; it seemed Ian was out.
“Hey, I got the report that you were in the underground waterways.”
Alex, without beating around the bush, said. He was wondering why the man who was reported to have entered the underground waterways for less than a day, was standing in front of him.
“We’ve cleared out all of the chimera in the underground waterways.”
Soo Hyuk too, went straight to the point.
“What? All of them?”
Alex had no choice but to ask. Less than a day! Not even a full day had passed since he entered the underground waterways. Such a reaction from Alex was obvious.
“Yes, there were summoning circles that summoned the chimeras, but they were destroyed alongside the chimeras.”
Saying that Soo Hyuk also added, “And thanks to that, even if Ian is absent, the other half of the quest can be completed with you.”
‘Huh, did you do some kind of magic?’
[You’ve completed the quest ]
Just as Alex was about to ask Soo Hyuk if he was serious, he received a message. He along with Soo Hyuk was notified that the quest had been completed. But, it wasn’t just that message, Soo Hyuk received another one.
It was the message about the obtaining of the reward.
“What kind of reward…?”
Soo Hyuk, who was wondering about what kind of reward he would receive, stopped thinking as soon as additional windows popped up.
There were several notifications confirming he had leveled up.
‘Was that the reward?’
He was curious about those question marks, but apparently his questions were solved as soon as he completed the quest. They were ‘Experience’. Looking at the notifications, he was sure.
‘I have leveled up.’
There were three level-up notifications that appeared.
Before the messages, Soo Hyuk’s level was at 199 and now it has reached 202. His goal was to reach 200, so now he had no reason for hunting.
Translator and Editor Notes:
1: bullions are a basic form of currency when dealing with Gold, Silver, or other precious metals. When there are no conventional currencies such as the Dollar, or Won, there are bullions which are usually kept as an emergency currency.
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