Reader - Chapter 177: Child of Darkness
Soo Hyuk turned back after seeing the messages.
A magic circle appeared in the center of the cavity and monsters began to be summoned.
Soo Hyuk tilted his head while looking at the monsters becoming more clear.
It was because there were three monsters which were summoned.
‘Is it possible for them to be summoned one by one? It can’t be only three.’
[Dark Golem is summoned]
[Dark Ogre is summoned]
[Dark Gargoyle is summoned]
Soon the summoning of the monsters was completed.
All the summoned monsters had the modifier ‘Dark’ attached to them.
No more monsters appeared in the magic circle anymore. Contrary to his thoughts, three was the end.
“Poison Storm. Poison Swamp. Poison Thorns. Poison Fog.”
Soo Hyuk began casting magic spells.
[Dark Ogre is dead.]
[If there is any living monster after 2 minutes, all the monsters will be revived.]
A message appeared after its death.
[Dark Golem is dead.]
Then the Dark Golem also died.
‘Its very easy.’
Two of them have already died.
‘Is it because of the weapon?’
It was too easy.
It was then.
The Dark Gargoyle popped out of the Poison Storm. Seeing the health of the Dark Gargoyle, it was almost dead.
A fire spear flew from him and exploded, depleting the remaining health of the Dark Gargoyle.
The Dark Gargoyle began falling.
Soo Hyuk thought while seeing the Dark Gargoyle crashing.
‘Is this the end?’
It was too easy and he didn’t feel the usual difficulty of unlocking a new attribute.
Soon the Dark Gargoyle was on the ground and messages appeared.
[The Dark Gargoyle is dead.]
[You have killed all the monsters.]
[You have met all the conditions.]
[The Door of Darkness has been opened.]
[Skill ‘Archmage’ is enhanced.]
[Skill quest ‘Dark Ball’ is created.]
[Skill quest ‘Dark Spear’ is created.]
[Skill quest ‘Dark Shroud’ is created.]
[Skill quest ‘Black Sky’ is created.]
As expected, the gate opened and the ‘Archmage’ passive was strengthened as well as numerous skill quests created.
Soo Hyuk opened his skills window with a happy smile and confirmed the ‘Archmage’ skill.
- 100% additional magic damage.
- Reduce Magic Cast time by 30 seconds.
- Magic attack has probability of poisoning the target.
- No self-magic damage from magic attack.
- Magic attack has probability to curse the target.
Two things have changed, the cast time reduction has increased from 20s to 30s.
‘In case of Hellfire, I can use it right away now.’
Hellfire was one of the most powerful magic spells currently with Soo Hyuk.
The problem was that its cast time was 30s.
Earlier, due to 20s cast reduction, he had to cast Hellfire for 10s and hence it was very inconvenient to use but that’s no longer the case.
It can now be used without a cast time.
Subsequently, Soo Hyuk paid attention to the new special effect of the passive skill.
The new special effect created after unlocking the dark attribute is the ‘Curse.’
It was similar to the third special effect.
Soo Hyuk thought and then muttered.
“Is it going to curse the bosses as well?”
It didn’t matter for a normal monster because it will immediately die.
The effect can only be properly seen for the case of a boss monster but they have strong resistance to curse.
‘It doesn’t look like a very useful special effect.’
Soo Hyuk closed his skills window and opened the quest window with a sad expression.
He looked for the newly appeared dark attribute skill quest which was on the fifth page.
Soon after looking at all the Dark attribute skill quests, he completed all which can be completed immediately.
[You have completed the skill quest ‘Dark Ball’.]
[You have acquired the skill ‘Dark Ball’.]
[You have completed the skill quest ‘Dark Spear’.]
[You have acquired the skill ‘Dark Spear’.]
[You have completed the skill quest ‘Child of Darkness’.]
[You have acquired the skill ‘Child of Darkness’.]
There were not many skill quests which could be completed.
‘I will have to as Cordell-nim for the necessary ingredients later on.’
Soo Hyuk closed the quests window and once again opened the skill window to confirm his new skills.
<Child of Darkness>
Proficiency: Beginner Level 1 (0%)
Special Effect: 10% chance to summon two Children of Darkness
Casting Time: 3s
Duration: 10 minutes
‘What skill is this?’
Despite there being a lot of users who had unlocked the ‘Dark’ attribute, he heard of this skill for the first time.
‘Is it only for the Archmage class?’
What skill is <Child of Darkness>?
‘Looking at what he can see right away, it seemed like a basic skill…”
No special ingredients were required and it can be learned directly with Gold.
It was obviously a basic spell.
‘It wasn’t clear….’
In the Matab Library, there is a Magic book written for each attribute by Lapis and Soo Hyuk had read the book <What is Dark Magic?> but there was no explanation about <Child of Darkness > there.
‘Does it happen only when special conditions are met?’
There is no explanation for this. Perhaps it might be a magic which data is revealed only when certain conditions are met.
“<Child of Darkness>”
Soo Hyuk decided to find out more about it and cast the spell.
Then a black circle appeared in front of Soo Hyuk.
Soo Hyuk looked at the black circle and tilted his head.
“This is the end?”
He wondered if something would come out of the circle but there wasn’t any reaction. It was just a circle.
‘Should I stand on it?’
Maybe one needs to be on the circle for it to take effect? Soo Hyuk thought so and stretched out his feet in the circle.
It was then.
The circle moved just before his foot touched it.
Soo Hyuk flinched when the circle suddenly moved and stretched his feet once again with a confused look.
It again avoided his feet.
Soo Hyuk thought while looking at the moving black circle.
The skill <Child of Darkness> might be one. There was also the word ‘Child’ in the name.
The possibilities were very high.
“Go over there.”
Soo Hyuk pointed to the right with his finger.
Then the black circle moved in the direction he pointed at.
Soo Hyuk exclaimed while watching the black circle move.
“Attack the air.”
Then black thorns popped out of the black circle. They weren’t that thick. However, it was threatening enough as it could reach Soo Hyuk’s waist.
Maybe because it couldn’t last for a long time, the thorns soon disappeared.
He thought while looking at the black circle.
‘Is there any automatic attack ?’
Soo Hyuk’s location suddenly disappeared.
‘Is it possible for him to die in the Damp Wetlands?’
The disappearance of the location meant that the <Blessing of Water> had disappeared and it only disappears on death.
It was unbelievable for Soo Hyuk to die in Damp Wetlands.
He died with his ridiculous attack power.
‘Did he meet a boss monster?’
How the hell was he dead?
“What is it?”
Helly asked, seeing Doha’s frowned eyebrows.
“Why do you keep going towards the Damp Wetlands? No way you…..”
Helly blurred his words and glared at Doha with suspicious eyes.
Doha swung his hands and turned around.
“If you don’t believe it then lets go here!”
Helly muttered and followed Doha.
‘He is not one to give up so easily……’
He couldn’t believe Doha, who didn’t know when to give up.
‘Is he shocked by his death in one spell?’
Could it be that he died so quickly and that’s why gave up with shock?
It was then.
Helly reflexively turned his head and looked towards the forest after hearing the voice.
He could see a man coming out of the woods. His body was covered in blood.
Helly was immediately able to figure out the identity of the man.
It was because of the symbol of Fade Kingdom on his armor, a symbol of a first class soldier was drawn under it as well.
A Royal Soldier covered in blood. Besides this place was quite unexplored and the probability of a quest was high.
Helly approached the soldier as he saw Doha’s increasingly distant back.
“Are you okay?”
“This…..this……deliver it to the commander of the Rail Plains Exploration base .”
The soldier rattled his hand and held out a necklace.
“Pain the Butcher and his gang are in the Damp Wetlands….”
The soldier finally collapsed without being able to complete all his words.
And the moment he fell down, a quest appeared.
<Pain the Butcher>
Scout Painsi accidentally discovered Pain the butcher and his gang’s hideout. They were infamous for murdering numerous people.
Pain’s gang was surprisingly hiding in the Damp Wetlands. Deliver the necklace and Painsi’s words to the commander of the Rail Plains Exploration Base.
[Necklace Delivered: 0 / 1]
Quest Reward: ???
Yeon Jeung logged back in.
“I am back.”
Soo Hyuk asked after welcoming back Yeon Jeung.
“Can we go all the way like this now?”
“Yes but did you really unlock it so quickly?”
“Uh, it was easier than I thought.”
Soo Hyuk began walking after answering Yeon Jeung.
“What skills have you learned?”
“Dark Ball, Dark Spear and Child of Darkness. Three in total.”
“Child of Darkness?”
Yeon Jeung tilted his head at Soo Hyuk’s answer.
“What is this skill?”
It was also the first time for Yeon Jeung to hear about it.
“Child of Darkness.”
Soo Hyuk cast the spell <Child of Darkness>
And then a black circle appeared.
It wasn’t just one this time. The special effect was triggered and two of them appeared.
“Is this it?”
Yeon Jeung asked in embarrassing voice.
“Yes, this is it.”
It was then.
When Soo Hyuk was sharing the story with Yeon Jeung, the black circles moved and disappeared in the bushes.
Soo Hyuk was puzzled as he saw the black circles moving even though he didn’t give any orders.
Of course, his curiosity didn’t last for long.
The same time when Soo Hyuk was surprised, he heard a screaming sound of exclamation.
It wasn’t just Soo Hyuk who was surprised.
Yeon Jeung said with a surprised expression and voice.
“Is this Auto Hunting?”