Reader - Chapter 188: Mount
Chapter 188: Mount
It was Doha.
“Is it the water blessing?”
Yeon Jeung asked Soo Hyuk, as Doha was approaching them.
“Nah, it is just a coincidence.”
It was purely a coincidence that Doha appeared.
“Long time no see.”
Soon Doha arrived in front of them, then greeted them.
“Long time no see.”
“Long time no see.”
Soo Hyuk and Yeon Jeong replied.
“But what are you doing here?”
Asked Yeon Jeung, even though he knew the answer.
Doha scratched his head in embarrassment at Yeon Jeung question, then looked at Soo Hyuk while blurring the end of his words.
“You want to fight me again?”
Asked Soo Hyuk to be sure.
“One more time please.”
Answered Soo Hyuk, as he looked at Doha’s desperate expression.
Doha, who was trying to beg so that he could change Soo Hyuk’s mind, was embarrassed by his answer.
‘He isn’t annoyed?’
Doha was hoping he would get an annoyed response.
“Are you going to cast the blessing?”
Doha came to his senses at Soo Hyuk words, then he increased the distance between them. Eventually he cast ‘the water blessing’.
[Water blessing is applied]
[You are hostile to user ‘Doha’]
A notification appeared, then Soo Hyuk proceeded to cast his spells.
But suddenly he stopped casting.
‘Right. I can’t cast Dark Spear.’
Currently no one knows that Soo Hyuk has a special class except Yeon Jeung. To users it is known that he is a triple-attribute mage who uses heal, fire and poison magic.
But what if he cast Dark Spear now? Normal wizards can unlock 3 attributes only. When he uses the Dark attribute now it will be known that he is a special class. Of course, no secrets are kept forever, but he does not want it to be known now.
Meanwhile Doha picked up a mace and started charging.
‘He changes weapons every time I see him.’
Doha kept changing his weapons, maybe it is because he has no main weapon.
Soo Hyuk cast the spell at the charging Doha.
However when the spell approached his body his mace lit up and the flame disappeared.
Soo Hyuk now knew why Doha equipped the mace. It has special options.
“Chain of Poison.”
Of course Soo Hyuk did not have only fire magic. The chains of poison approached Doha at tremendous speed.
Doha struck the chains with his mace. However, the chain had a redirecting function, so it then dodged the mace and wrapped around Doha’s body.
That was the end of it, the chain tightened till Doha’s character disappeared.
Soo Hyuk told Yeon Jeung then started moving.
That was Yeon Jeung’s first time seeing Doha and Soo Hyuk battle. Yeon Jeung had a bewildered face as he followed Soo Hyuk.
‘Is that how Soo Hyuk fights?’
Yeon Jeung looked at Soo Hyuk back and thought.
‘In that case Doha wouldn’t be a bother.’
Even if Doha continued to challenge Soo Hyuk, it will always have the same ending.
Suddenly, Soo Hyuk stopped walking.
Yeon Jeung followed Soo Hyuk, while making a puzzled expression.
“I’ll erase the blessing and come back.”
The water blessing lasts 3 hours while Doha will respawn in an hour. In other words, if he did not erase the blessing Doha will know his location for 2 hours. However, Soo Hyuk did not want Doha to know that they will be going deeper in the wetlands.
“I’ll be waiting.”
Replied Yeon Jeung while Soo Hyuk cast [Archmage’s subspace]
[Water blessing disappeared]
Soo Hyuk came back from the subspace.
“Is it gone?”
After walking for a while they arrived at the first base of the Rail Plains Corps.
“Is there a bounty office near here?”
“A bounty office?”
Yeon Jeung had no choice but to question Soo Hyuk’s words.
“Why all of a sudden?”
“Kranus. I’ll have to turn in the badges and the head.”
The reason Soo Hyuk asked about a bounty office was because he had the tokens from Kranus and their leader’s head.
Meanwhile the base belonged to the Fade Kingdom so if there is a bounty office nearby he can just turn in the tokens and the head to receive his reward.
Yeon Jeung exclaimed after understanding Soo Hyuk’s answer.
Then he answered. There is no bounty office at the frontier where battles are mostly fought with monsters.
Soo Hyuk replied sadly. Since there is no bounty office here, they both left the frontier.
[You have entered Damp Wetlands]
They managed to reach the Damp Wetlands while taking care of the occasional wind orcs.
Soo Hyuk stopped walking and called Yeon Jeung.
Yeon Jeung looked at Soo Hyuk with a puzzled expression.
“Earlier you asked about the ring options.”
Said Soo Hyuk while smiling.
“Yes I did.”
“Here it is.”
Restriction: Level 350 100,000 Health 100,000 Mana
Summon Ghost Horse (Summoning consumes 5000 mana & consumes 300 mana per minute)
Summon Ghost Wagon (Summoning consumes 10,000 & consumes 500 mana per minute)
The ring of Altem the exorcist. It is made of celestial mineral Lepiosa and exerts dreadful powers on the dead.
“A horse and a carriage!?”
Yeon Jeung tilted his head when he checked the ring’s special options.
“Do you summon a mount?”
Soo Hyuk smiled broadly.
The options of the Ring of Altem unlocked a ghost horse rideable by 1 person and a ghost wagon in which 4 people can use.
Soo Hyul summoned the ghost carriage.
A bluish carriage appeared being led by two ghost horses.
“Wow, are we going to ride this then?”
“It’s speed is great, we will arrive soon.”
Soo Hyuk did a test in his subspace. Using the carriage was of course much faster than walking, and it will help them reach the Devil’s Nest faster.
“Do you really need me then?”
“Of course I do.”
“To do what exactly?”
Until now Soo Hyuk did not tell Yeon Jeung why he brought him along.
Yeon Jeung exclaimed at Soo Hyuk words.
“You have to drive the wagon.”
A rider was needed to drive the wagon.
“Okay! I shall drive a wagon after all this time.”
In the past Yeon Jeung did countless quests while driving wagons. It was his first Ghost Wagon but he was confident he could drive it well.
Yeon Jeung took the reins.
“Child of Darkness.”
Soo Hyuk cast ‘Child of Darkness’ before riding the wagon, so that it can deal with the monsters.
Two children of darkness appeared in front of Soo Hyuk.
“But the wagon is fast, will they be able to catch up?”
Yeon Jeong wondered .
“Don’t worry, it seems that their movement speed is affected by mine.”
Soo Hyuk nodded his head. He has already finished all the experiments in the subspace.
“Child of Darkness.”
Then he cast ‘Child of Darkness’ again.
Yeon Jeung tilted his head. When the skill evolved to intermediate level two children are summoned unconditionally. In other words, there is no need to cast the spell again if the two ‘Children of Darkness’ are still alive. So, it was a puzzling choice.
Yeon Jeung was so puzzled by what happened next that he dropped the reins.
Yeon Jeung was amazed because the ‘Children of Darkness’ became four. Next to the previously summoned two an additional two appeared.
“How did you do that?”
Asked Yeon Jeung.
“It’s because of this.”
Soo Hyuk grinned while showing the information of the Ring of Retem.
Restriction: 100,000 Mana
All attribute affinities +50
Summon limit +1
Summons’ attack increased by 30%
This is the ring of Retem, the legendary wizard who managed to sign a contract with all the spirit kings.
“It increases the summon limit!”
Yeon Jeung was shocked just like when he first saw Ring of Altem.
“The ring allowed me to summon one more summon which became two because of the special option.”
Soo Hyuk initially thought that the special option would be useless. However, he discovered that ‘Children of Darkness’ summoned due to the special option did not count as a summon.
Soo Hyuk then rode the wagon.
Yeon Jeung muttered, as he looked at the ‘Children of Darkness’ following the wagon.
Said Soo Hyuk.
Yeon Jeung, who was looking at the ‘Children of Darkness’, came to his senses and drove the wagon.
The soil condition in the Damp Wetlands was so bad that if it was a normal wagon it would have struggled with all that mud and it would have been impossible to steer. However, the ghost wagon did not have that problem at all, as it floated above the ground.
Soo Hyuk leaned back while enjoying the changing scenery. Then he opened his inventory and took out Aaron’s Diary that he borrowed from Pavian.
The reason he summoned the wagon and brought Yeon Jeung was to read the book.
“What bonus options will the Ring of Arhan have?”
Reading books was the condition to unlock the bonus options of the Ring of Arhan. Soo Hyuk finished his thoughts on the Ring of Arhan, then started reading the book.
[You have entered Heaven’s Lake]
After reading Aaron’s diary over and over they reached Heaven’s Lake.
Soo Hyuk then checked the drop window.
-57 Sacs of poison lizards
-49 Poison frogs legs
-97 Stingers of poison bees
He didn’t check the drop window even once during his travels, which led to a huge amount of japtem.
‘Wow, they killed so many monsters.’
While he was concentrating on the book, Soo Hyuk didn’t know how many monsters the ‘Children of Darkness’ had killed.
Soo Hyuk confirmed the drops and then he checked the surroundings.
‘No disaster will happen.’
The fact that monsters are active means that there will be no natural disasters.
“Is it hard, wanna switch?”
Soo Hyuk asked.
“No, it’s ok. The speed is so much fun.”
Yeon Jeung replied with a smile.
“And you said you had to complete the quest. You can keep reading.”
“I’m the one who is more grateful.”
At Yeon Jeung’s reply Soo Hyuk opened the book again.