Reader - Chapter 145
Soo Hyuk saw the message and said nothing.
The situation was very awkward now. He didn’t read a single book.
He just entered.
But why did the conquest notification pop up?
Of course, Soo Hyuk already knew why.
‘I don’t have a single book to read? Huh… …’
There was not a single book in the Demir Library that Soo Hyuk hadn’t read yet.
So, it was conquered at the moment he entered.
Soo Hyuk turned back to leave.
As he stepped out of the library and walked to the warp gate, he thought.
‘I’ll go to all three places in a day…’
Soo Hyuk thought he would spend a lot of time in the three libraries of the Raman Kingdom.
But contrary to his thoughts, he would be able to go through all three libraries in a single day, let alone a few weeks.
Soo Hyuk felt quite awkward at this unexpected situation.
‘When I enter the Dorus Library, will it be conquered, too?’
What if the Dorus Library, he was heading to, is also conquered right away like the Demir Library?
‘No, it shouldn’t be. The admission conditions are quite high.’
In order to enter the Dorus Library, you had to be at least level 190 or clear the NPC Librarian Hogar’s quest.
Fulfilling these conditions was more difficult than that of Kayle or Demir, so the library should be large and there should be many books.
So, unlike in Demir, the [Library Conqueror] title should not appear at the moment he entered.
Soo Hyuk, who was thinking about the Dorus Library, opened the character window.
Level: 204 EXP: 7%
Power: 40 (+10)
Agility: 35 (+16)
Vitality: 1108 [554 (+10)]
Wisdom: 4555 (+10)
‘This is also 50.’ The increase in Wisdom was 50.
He was wondering if, because of its small size, the stat bonus would be smaller too, but it wasn’t.
Soo Hyuk, who checked his Wisdom stat, then opened the title window to confirm the titles.
-[Demir Library Conqueror]
— Wisdom +50
-[One Who Likes Books- 4]
–If you read a book, you will get additional stat experience
Soo Hyuk thought while looking at the title [One Who Likes Books- 4].
‘I can’t wait…’
He was excited.
The amount of books he had to read to increase his Wisdom stat had decreased significantly, when he gained the [One Who Likes Books- 2] title.
And now, [One Who Likes Books- 3] and [One Who Likes Books- 4] had been added.
How many books would he need to read to raise his Wisdom?
By how much would the amount have decreased compared to before?
‘In the past, each book increased his stat’, Soo Hyuk smiled.
“Where are you traveling?”
Soo Hyuk, who soon arrived at the warp gate, answered the NPC’s question.
“It’s 10 gold.”
“Here you go.”
Soo Hyuk handed him 10 Gold to warp to Dorus.
‘It’s quite crowded.’
Dorus, unlike Kayle and Demir, where he went before, was not quiet.
He could see quite a lot of people because it was a big town.
It wasn’t quiet because there were a lot of people, but it wasn’t too crowded, so he was excited.
‘The library seems to be quite large too?’
The library’s size seemed to be proportional to the size of the town.
Soo Hyuk left the warp area and headed to the Dorus Library.
And after a while Soo Hyuk was able to reach the Dorus Library.
‘It didn’t betray my expectations.’
Soo Hyuk smiled.
The Dorus Library was more than twice as large as the Kale Library and the Demir Library.
It wasn’t comparable to the Matop Library or the Hard Rock Library, but it was definitely a big one.
Soo Hyuk headed for the entrance.
“What brings you here… … ?”
Upon arriving at the entrance, the NPC Librarian Hogar, who had a shabby complexion, asked.
“I want to use the library.”
In response to Soo Hyuk’s answer, Hogar looked at Soo Hyuk once.
“Hmpf, you can use it.”
At Hogar’s answer, Soo Hyuk entered the library.
Fortunately, that notification did not appear as soon as he entered.
In addition, he saw a number of shiny books on the bookshelves in sight.
“Looks like I get to read quite a bit.”
Soo Hyuk started strolling around the library and checking the books on the shelf.
And Soo Hyuk, who returned to the entrance after checking all the bookshelves, didn’t look good.
‘I’ll be done reading by tomorrow.’
He thought that there were many new books, but there were less than he thought.
Most of them were books he had already read.
It seemed that tomorrow he would finish all the new books in the Dorus Library.
That’s because he has an appointment tonight. If it wasn’t for his dinner appointment, he would have finished the books today instead.
‘Aren’t there any other places?’
Soo Hyuk frowned.
If he conquered the Dorus Library, he had to go to a library in another kingdom.
But the other libraries also seemed to be no different from Kale, Dorus, and Demir.
Soo Hyuk confirmed the time.
‘I can read about four books.’
Today Soo Hyuk was going to have dinner with his parents.
In other words, he had to log out early. Looking at the time, four books was the limit.
Soo Hyuk returned to the desk with four books, which he then opened straight away.
[Wisdom rises by 1.]
[Wisdom rises by 1.]
[Wisdom rises by 1.]
[Wisdom rises by 1.]
Soo Hyuk saw the message silently.
The situation was unbelievable.
‘Is this the title’s effect?’
There were 4 messages indicating that his Wisdom had risen.
And there were four books Soo Hyuk read.
Every time he read a book, his Wisdom rose.
It was evident that, because of his [One Who Likes Books] titles, Wisdom rose from book to book just like when his level was low in the past.
He had never expected that the effect of the title would be so great. Soo Hyuk, who had been looking at the messages for a while, snapped back to the present.
And after returning the books, he looked at the time.
The current time was 5 o’clock.
‘If I log out now I can still exercise before dinner.’
It would be perfect to have dinner after working out.
Soo Hyuk logged out.
Soo Hyuk, who came out of the capsule, checked his cell phone.
There was a text message from his father, Kang Ji-seong.
It was a text saying that he would arrive at 7 o’clock.
It was good.
After checking the text, Soo Hyuk left his cell phone and left the room.
Then he went straight to the third floor and started exercising.
Soo Hyuk warmed up on the treadmill, started an anaerobic exercise, and finished his workout on the treadmill.
Soo Hyuk then checked the time.
An hour and a half had passed.
‘I need to wash up quickly.’
Soo Hyuk came down to the first floor and then took a shower right away.
10 minutes after taking a shower.
As the front door opened, Kang Ji-seong and Kim Ji-soo entered.
As Kang Ji-Sung and Kim Ji-Soo entered, Soo Hyuk greeted them at the front door.
“What do you want to eat?”
The expressions of Kang Ji-seong and Kim Ji-soo, who answered Soo Hyuk’s greetings, were full of fatigue. When he looked at the two of them, Soo Hyuk tilted his head.
‘What is that stuff?’
There was some dirt on the clothes that Kang Ji-seong and Kim Ji-soo were wearing.
“What happened to you?”
Soo Hyuk asked.
“Oh, this. While researching… haha… …”
“Oh, I was busy, so I couldn’t even care.” Kang Ji-seong and Kim Ji-soo responded while laughing awkwardly.
“I’ll change my clothes and come back.”
“I’m thinking about what to eat.” Then they spoke to Soo Hyuk and quickly entered the room.
‘What research did they do?’
What on earth did they research that got dirt on their clothes?
He was curious, but Soo Hyuk quickly snapped out of it.
He could ask later.
‘What should we eat?’
What he had to think about now was the dinner menu.
‘Okay, because we’ll have to discuss it anyway.’
Soo Hyuk was contemplating the dinner menu and soon made a decision.
Dinner tonight was not just dinner.
It was a special dinner, that happened only twice a year.
It was a briefing of the plans for the future and how they were doing.
‘If we prepare it ourselves, it would be better to go with Chinese food.’
Having decided to eat Chinese cuisine, Soo Hyuk sat on the living room sofa and waited.
“Yes, well, college is not always important.”
Kang Ji-seong nodded.
Unlike in the past, universities were not so important.
“Then are you going to continue like now?” Asked Kang Ji-seong, who stopped nodding.
“Yes, I get to experience enough social interactions in Pangea, like you told me to.”
Kang Ji-seong and Kim Ji-soo always said
he had to interact with people.
However, meeting people was possible enough in Pangea.
Hasn’t he met various people already?
“Yes, I see.”
Soo Hyuk’s briefing was over and Kang Ji-seong and Kim Ji-soo thought.
“What do you think?”
“It’s not bad? There are plenty of personal connections he can build in Pangea, as Soo Hyuk said, and above all, it’s what Soo Hyuk wants to do. Not a bad thing. In the first place, we made him do this so he can live happily.”
At Kim Ji-soo’s words, Kang Ji-seong nodded again.
It was all for Soo Hyuk to earn some money by himself.
It was Kang Ji-seong and Kim Ji-soo, who thought that it was a parents’ duty to push what their children wanted to do, if it is not bad.
“Huh, it’s real.”
Jang Yul, looking at the monitor, sighed and bit his lips slightly.
Then he called Joo-hyuk Yang.
Yang Joo-hyuk responded, and Jang Yul got to the main point.
“Now, Soo Hyuk has begun sweeping the titles.”
“… … What are you talking about?”
At Jang Yul’s words, Yang Joo-hyuk stood up and asked.
“Is he sweeping the titles? Which titles?”
“It’s the [One Who Likes Books] titles.”
Jang Yul replied to Yang Joo-hyuk’s question.
Yang Joo-hyuk asked again at Jang Yul’s answer.
“Did he conquer Hard Rock?”
“Yes, he conquered not only Hard Rock, but also the libraries of Raman Kingdom.”
“How many? No, how many did he get already?”
Yang Joo-hyuk, who asked how many places he had conquered, immediately changed his question.
It didn’t matter how many libraries he had conquered.
What was important was how many [One Who Likes Books] titles did he get?
Anyone would react like that, because the [One Who Likes Books] title was a unique title.
A title that only one person can get for each library, that was the [One Who Likes Books] title.
“Up to this point….”
Jang Yul, who blurred the end of his answer, looked at the monitor. Then he said, looking at Yang Joo-hyuk again.
“He’s got four.”
“He already has 4?”
“Yeah. If he continues like this, he will take all for himself.”
“Well, if only he hadn’t conquered the Oren Library.”
Yang Joo-hyuk muttered with a pained expression.
This special title couldn’t be acquired unconditionally just by conquering a library for the first time.
Two conditions were required to acquire the unique title, [One Who Likes Books].
The first condition was to be the first one to conquer a library.
And the second condition was to conquer the Oren Library, in the starting town.
If Oren’s Library was not conquered, it would be impossible to obtain the title of [One Who Likes Books] even if the library was conquered.
However, Soo Hyuk had conquered the Oren Library.
He has met all the conditions.
“At this rate he will take all of them, right?”
Jang Yul said.
Currently, there were no other users who read books in the libraries like Soo Hyuk.
Soo Hyuk was the only one.
However, although not as much as Soo Hyuk, there were users who read books in the library.
The problem was that none of them conquered Oren’s Library.
In other words, only Soo-hyuk was qualified to receive the [One Who Likes Books] title.
In addition, to read books Soo Hyuk constantly was looking for new libraries.
It was clear that Soo Hyuk alone would sweep all the titles of the [One Who Likes Books] by himself.
“… … Right?”
Yang Joo-hyuk thought while answering Jang Yul’s words.
‘How high will his Wisdom stat grow?’
The title [One Who Likes Books] increase stat experience.
How far will Soo Hyuk’s Wisdom rise?
It was impossible to guess.