Reader - Chapter 107: Opening the Gate of Healing
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‘Will a heal be able to improve Haccid’s condition?’
Soo Hyuk opened his skill window and checked on the Heal skill he obtained from the Gate of Healing a day ago.
Romian did not expect you to come back with the key this fast. He was considering it would take about a week, and he also needed a week to prepare and recover from his wounds. Find Romian after a week!
[The Key to the Kelta’s Secret Cave]
[Remaining Time: 1 day]
Quest Rewards: Quest – Cave Exploration
Soo Hyuk checked the remaining time and lifted his head, and looked at the bookshelf.
‘Only one more day left.’
‘I should open them, shouldn’t I?’
Soo Hyuk thought. He didn’t know what situation might occur during the exploration.
‘Yeah, I had to do it anyway…’
He had to open the gate anyways because of the cave exploration with Yeon Joong.
Previously, although he had the time, he procrastinated due to being captivated by reading.
Soo Hyuk closed the window and chanted the spell and began to warp to the subspace.
[Warping to the Archmage’s Subspace.]
After arriving at the chamber, Soo Hyuk saw two gates opened, and eight gates closed shut.
Staring at the gates, he headed towards the Gate of Healing, and once he arrived in front of it, he stretched out his hands, and a notification popped up.
[Would you like to open the Gate of Healing?]
‘I wonder what conditions there will be for healing.’
Would the Gate of Healing also have conditions? What would it require him to do?
Soo Hyuk thought as he accepted.
A new notification appeared.
[Opening the Gate of Healing]
[Currently Opened Gates: 2]
[The Tower of Healing will be summoned]
[Destroy the Tower of Healing in 10 minutes.]
Soo Hyuk took a step back.
As the previous times, a magic circle appeared in the middle of the chamber, and two white towers emerged.
‘There’s two of them?’
Soo Hyuk tilted his head and thought,
“Does the difficulty increase as the number of opened gates increase?”
There were only one golem and one toad in the previous openings, but this time there were two towers. It seemed that his hypothesis was correct.
‘I guess that will be its health.’
There was a 100% sign hovering above the two towers. It probably meant the tower’s health percentage.
‘Will there be any danger?’
Soo Hyuk thought as he was observing the towers. The poison toad let out poison once attacked. He was wondering whether the tower would have the same functionality,
Soo Hyuk threw a Fire Spear at the turret to check,
With the sound, the percentage dropped by 1%. Soo Hyuk confirmed that the numbers indicated the health. But all of a sudden.
Soo Hyuk was surprised when he saw the 99% return to 100%.
It seemed that the tower had recovered its lost health.
‘Well, it would have been weird if it didn’t.’
The tower was called the Tower of Healing for a reason.
Soo Hyuk cast a spell as he wondered how long it would take him to destroy the towers.
He cast Poison Storm first.
The spell engulfed the tower.
‘I can still see it.’
Soo Hyuk didn’t know whether he would be able to see the health percentage of the tower if the spell consumed it, but it turned out that he could still see it clearly.
‘But… Why isn’t the health dropping?’
The problem was the health didn’t budge from 100%.
‘Is it immune to poison?’
He thought that maybe because the tower was not a living being, it did not take any damage, but at that moment, the percentage dropped to 99%.
Soo Hyuk let out a sigh of relief after seeing that it did do damage.
‘So poison still works…’
He was concerned about what he would do if the towers were immune to poison.
“Poison Chain, Pool of Poison.”
Free from his worries, Soo Hyuk began to bombard the tower with multiple spells, but he didn’t use any of the fire spells, because it would counter the poison.
If the firepower of the fire spells could instantly destroy the towers, he would have used it, but since it can’t, it’d be better to use poison spells that were continuously damaging spells.
While bombarding the tower, Soo Hyuk thought,
“I wonder how much the tower heals?”
The health of the two towers was constantly dropping, but the rate was remarkably slow.
Soo Hyuk’s poison attacks were not weak, that showed how high the towers’ health and how fast the towers’ recovery rate was.
‘Can I destroy this in 10 minutes?’
If there were no time limits, it would not matter because it would definitely collapse if this continued. But the given time to succeed was 10 minutes.
‘It’s going to be risky.’
Soo Hyuk checked the remaining time and frowned. He couldn’t be sure he would make it in time.
‘If something happens…’
It was risky just by the current situation, but if a sudden situation such as the towers’ health suddenly recovering or the tower no longer taking damage, then it was a guaranteed failure.
‘1% every 5 seconds…’
While the time passed by, Soo Hyuk figured the speed of the two towers’ health was dropping.
It wasn’t exactly 5 seconds, though. Sometimes it was 4 seconds, others it was 6, and there were even times when it took 7 seconds. So the average rate was 5 seconds per 1% of health.
Soo Hyuk checked the remaining time to calculate how long it would take with his discoveries.
Suddenly, a message arrived from Yeon Joong as he was about to start his calculations.
-Yeon Joong: How’s it going?
“Poison Spear, Poison Ball.”
Soo Hyuk checked the time and cast the spells out of cooldown and then answered Yeon Joong.
– Soo Hyuk: It’s risky.
In the beginning, it was just a guess, but he confirmed it would indeed be risky after his calculations.
– Yeon Joong: Risky?
– Soo Hyuk: Yeah, I might or might not open the gate.
– Yeon Joong: Good luck, our Healer!
Soo Hyuk grinned at Yeon Joong’s message and then began to concentrate on the tower again.
Time passed by, and now the current health of the towers was 4%.
’30 seconds left.’
‘It’s gonna be a close game.’
If nothing occurs, then he would be able to destroy the towers with 10 seconds remaining.
Even in the worst case, if the next four times it takes 7 seconds to drop, he would still make it.
‘Please just be like this.’
While continuing his bombardment, Soo Hyuk hoped that nothing would happen.
Luckily nothing happened, and the towers were destroyed in 20 seconds simultaneously.
[The Tower of Healing has been destroyed]
When half of the tower collapsed, notifications popped up.
[You have fulfilled the conditions]
[The Gate of Healing has been opened.]
[The skill ‘Archmage’ has been strengthened.]
[Skill Quest ‘Heal’ has been generated.]
[Skill Quest ‘Healing Hands’ has been generated.]
[Skill Quest ‘Healing wave’ has been generated.]
[Skill Quest’ Holy Water’ has been generated.]
Seeing the new notifications, Soo Hyuk opened the skill window.
‘Let’s see what changed.’
He wanted to check how the skill “Archmage” changed.
1. 100% extra magic damage
2. Magic casting time is reduced by 20 seconds.
3. There is a set chance to poison the target when attacking with magic.
4. Immune to magic damage.
There were two changes to the skill.
The first was the casting time reduction increased from 15 to 20.
But that was not important. The most important thing was the new effect.
‘Immune to magic damage?’
Pangea was a place where one could harm oneself from their magic, but now he was immune to all magical damage.
The title ‘The Poison Maestro’ did prevent him from receiving magical damage, but this fourth new effect was incomparable to that title.
The Poison Maestro title kept him safe from poison spells, but this new effect included every magic.
Soo Hyuk was lost for words.
He then closed the skill window and opened the quest window.
It was to organize the skills he got from opening the Gate of Healing.
Currently, the skill quests generated were in the first section. Soo Hyuk created the fifth section, moved every skill related to healing to it, and then checked the contents.
The only completed quest was “heal,” which was the most basic skill for healing.
Soo Hyuk completed the quest and obtained the skill “heal.”
Proficiency: Beginner Level 1(0%)
Special Effects: 10% chance to double the healing amount.
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Soo Hyuk frowned after checking the details on the skill.
‘There should be more details.’
Like the other skills, “heal” only had limited information. Soo Hyuk could not tell whether Haccid could be cured by “heal.”
‘Let’s just try.’
Soo Hyuk closed the skill window and cast heal on Haccid.
A white glow was emitting from Haccid after the cast.
‘It seems like it’s working.’
Haccid, who was groaning in pain, was now making an eased face.
The white glow disappeared in a few seconds, and Soo Hyuk then asked Haccid, who seemed to have been healed, a question.
Translator and Editor Notes:
For now on, I will be using the term “gates” for the skills not doors.
Gate of Fire, Gate of Poison, and Gate of Healing.
 Yeon Jung should be Yeon Joong. I will translate it as Yeon Joong from now on.
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