Reader - Chapter 93: The Underground Waterways (2)
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Seeing the message, Soo Hyuk frowned wondering, what did it mean?
After thinking a little, Soo Hyuk was able to solve the mystery.
‘Title! It’s all because of the title.’
He had obtained the title “The Master of Poison” by continuously eating poison for 30 days straight giving him a poison resistance. So the reason he wasn’t poisoned must have been due to the effect of “The Master of Poison.”
Soo Hyuk threw the magical spear at the wolf-orc chimera to check its health.
‘How much damage did it take?’
Soo Hyuk lost some of his health. But, judging from the loss, the chimera must have taken some damage as well.
Of course, it was nothing to worry about. The health he lost was only about 2000 while his total health exceeded 110,000. Even if a fragment was damaged, the chimera could be beaten in no time.
While Soo Hyuk was lost in his thoughts, the fire spear hit the wolf-orc chimera causing it to let out a scream.
The monster let out two different screams each from a different head as Soo Hyuk cast his spell. The poison chains greatly reduced the chimera’s speed; he didn’t want to give it any chances.
The chimera whose speed was slowed down due to the chains, let out two painful screams as it slowly approached him. At the same time, Soo Hyuk opened his mouth to cast ‘Poison Spear’ toward the approaching Chimera.
But Soo Hyuk was forced to stop midway.
‘Did it just close its eyes?’
He watched as the orc slowly closed its eyes and didn’t let out a scream anymore. The only one screaming was the wolf now.
‘Is he dead?’
In this situation, all he could presume was the orc was dead.
And not long after, the wolf, which was approaching at a slow pace, fell over. The fallen wolf’s eyes were shaking and soon it completely closed its eyes. As soon as the two-headed monster closed their eyes, a message popped out in front of him.
-Mutated Orc Skin!
-Mutated Wolf Skin!
The dropped items were the monster’s skin. And they were rather special as it was not just the normal kind but the ‘mutated’ skins of both an orc and a wolf. But Soo Hyuk didn’t have time to look at that window.
It was because of this message.
Why did a level-up message appear?
‘But, it was 85%?’
Soo Hyuk’s experience bar had been at 85%.
“I just caught one of them and already caught up to the other 15%, huh?”
He couldn’t believe just one chimera increased his Experience by 15%.
“Is it natural to have that much health?”
That chimera’s health had been over 1 million. Now that he looked at it, the Experience jump was natural.
Soo Hyuk acquired the dropped items and opened a character window.
Class: Archmage’s Descendant
Level: 185 Experience: 1%
Health: 111,600 Mana: 73,420
Strength: 40 (+10)
Agility: 35 (+16)
Stamina: 1108 [554 (+10)]
Wisdom: 3671 (+10)
Bonus Stats: 5
‘That’s 16 %.’
He thought his experience raised by 15%, but it was 16% instead Of course, it wasn’t very important. Though, Soo Hyuk thought he would invest all his bonus in wisdom.
‘Is it possible for me to reach level 200 today?’
He thought it would take several days to achieve Level 200. However, based on this amount of Experience, it might be possible to reach level 200 in a day.
As soon as Soo Hyuk closed the character window, he returned to the entrance where both Kamian and his Guild members were waiting.
Ketoto, who was waiting at the entrance, flinched when he saw Soo Hyuk running towards him.
“Come back! I’ll tank!”
Hearing Ketoto’s shout, Soo Hyuk could understand why he was running. They must have misunderstood the situation. Soo Hyuk smiled and said.
“I got it.”
Ketoto, who just turned the corner after passing Soo Hyuk, hesitated.
He looked at Soo Hyuk with an inquisitive gaze.
“I already killed it.”
Soo Hyuk answered Ketoto’s puzzled eyes…
“W-What, you got it?”
When Ketoto heard Soo Hyuk’s answer, he couldn’t help but stutter in embarrassment.
“Yes, though it did take a while.” It certainly took longer than it takes to kill regular monsters because it had so much Health…
Ketoto was speechless.
He couldn’t say a word. He just stared at Soo Hyuk and moved on towards the right aisle.
He looked surprised after checking the passage on the right.
‘I thought he was joking.’
Soo Hyuk never joked it was Ketoto who thought he might have. But now, looking at the chimera’s dead body lying there, he turned around and looked back at Soo Hyuk.
“How strong was the attack?” The chimera’s health was 1 million. Such a high amount is no joke.
It was not impossible to make their health decrease to 0, but it does take a long time. Ketoto, who participated in several hunts, knew it was not an easy feat to kill a chimera. He couldn’t believe in such a short time Soo Hyuk managed to injure it let alone to kill a chimera, all by himself.
Soo Hyuk said.
Ketoto replied and followed Soo Hyuk to where Kamian and the rest of the guild members were waiting.
“I don’t think you need to worry about the chimera at the entrance.”
Upon arrival, Soo Hyuk told Kamian and the guild.
Just like Ketoto, the whole guild made a curious face to what Soo Hyuk said. Then, it was Ketoto who explained the whole situation to Kamian and the Koma Guild members.
“He killed it.”
Though it was a three-word sentence, it was enough.
-Roa: It was so strong, I thought I would die.
-Kamian: Wow, that’s crazy. Was poison magic always that strong?
-K-Cross: But its health was no joke.
-Ketoto: I don’t think any tanker would be able to withstand Soo Hyuk’s magic. Party hunting is impossible.
Kamian and Koma Guild members, who were following Soo Hyuk were holding a conversation on their own. Naturally, the main topic of the conversation was Soo Hyuk.
-Roa: Last time, we were wiped out here, right?
Roa questioned while looking at the surrounding.
-Kamian: Yeah, I think this spot was the farthest we could reach.
Kamian, who too was looking around, answered. It was this place that he had challenged numerous times and the deepest they have ever reached.
Looking around, Kamian, who was lost in his thought, was waiting for an earth-shattering roar.
‘I’m used to it!’ Kamian thought.
In front of them, a wolf-orc chimera was screaming. But its scream was for a different reason, and it was due to Soo Hyuk’s attacks.
When Kamian saw the chimera had fallen to Soo Hyuk’s attacks, he bitterly smiled. Soo Hyuk, the man who lightly carried out all the missions that were impossible even after numerous guild members joined forces. Kamian couldn’t help but feel bitter.
-Kamian: K-Cross, what was the health of this chimera?
Drowned in bitterness, Kamian based K-Cross. He was curious about the chimera Soo Hyuk had caught.
-K-Cross: Total health?
-K-Cross: 1.8 million.
-Roa: Wow, 1.8 million?
-Ketoto: He took less than 30 seconds to cut down a monster with 1.8 million…
Roa: Hmm, it looks like, this was the work of max 20 seconds.
-Ketoto: How on earth did he do it? I’m really curious, but I don’t dare to ask.
At the same time.
-Garan: By the way, Gilm.
Garan, who was preparing to heal Soo Hyuk without participating in the conversation, in case the situation got worse, took part and asked.
-Garan: I’m curious about something.
Garan couldn’t control his curiosity and join in the conversation.
-Kamian: Go ahead.
-Garan: What’s his level, I mean Soo Hyuk? I don’t think he was registered because we couldn’t see his rank…
-Kamian: Oh, Soo Hyuk’s level? It’s…
Kamian could not answer Garan’s question. He opened the friends’ window and checked Soo Hyuk’s level.
‘…you’ve risen a lot.’
He has gotten a lot stronger compared to the beginning. But he never thought he would rise to this level. If someone else told him Soo Hyuk’s level, he wouldn’t have believed that person. And they also wouldn’t believe that there is a vast difference in Soo Hyuk’s level and his strength.
-Garan: Huh? 190?
-Ketoto: Hey, Gilm. You’re kidding!
He already expected their responses. Still, Kamian continued to tell him he wasn’t joking. No, he tried to.
Hearing, Soo Hyuk called him, he stopped talking and approached Soo Hyuk.
The wolf part of the monster finally fell over and closed his eyes.
The message popped right in front of Soo Hyuk’s eyes. He opened the character window with a smile and looked at the message. Soo Hyuk, who invested his bonus stats in wisdom, closed the window and took a step forward.
‘It’s the first Magic Circle.’
The experience the chimera gave was ridiculous. Even a small number of chimera helped Soo Hyuk greatly increase his Experience.
‘I’ve gone up five levels.’
When he killed one at the entrance, his level had been 185. But after reaching the first magic circle he had leveled up to 190.
‘I’m sure, I can reach Level 200.’
At this rate, he would achieve his goal. No, it was natural to achieve it at this rate.
Soo Hyuk, who was about to move forward stopped walking.
It was all because of the crossroad ahead.
Soo Hyuk looked at the map to double-check it.
Soo Hyuk narrowed his eyes and checked again for a crossroad. But there was none.
‘Did I enter the wrong way?’
Were they lost?
The path itself was not complicated.
Soo Hyuk shook his head. He was sure they didn’t take the wrong way. It may look as if the underground waterway had a very complex structure, but in reality, it was extremely simple.
‘We should be almost there.’
Just a little further, they should be coming up on the magic circle, but there wasn’t a crossroad on the map so he was a little confused and asked Kamian.
Soo Hyuk wanted to ask him if he knew this place.
“Yes, what happened?”
“If you look ahead, it’s a crossroad, but on the map, there is no such crossroad. I was wondering if you knew anything.”
Kamian stepped near him and looked at the map.
“Huh? Different from the map?”
Looking at the map and then at the road laying ahead, Kamian was shocked.
“Oh, that’s strange. I don’t think we took the wrong way…”
Kamian was left in a panic. If they didn’t take the wrong route that could mean the path before them, had never been drawn on the map.
“Sorry, we’ve never come this far.”
Kamian, awkwardly said, who was alternately looking at the map and the crossroads. It was his first time here coming this far, they were always destroyed before they could even reach near this road.
“Then, what should we do?”
Soo Hyuk asked.
“Should we send someone for the inspection? We can ask Roa.”
Kamian answered. There was an unexpected path, though it shouldn’t be much of an issue if they sent Roa who was excellent in her stealth ability.
“That’s a good idea.”
Hearing Kamian call her, she went to the spot where both Kamian and Soo Hyuk were standing.
“Can you please check it out?”
Kamian asked Roa…
“Yes, there is a crossroad that’s not on the map.”
“Ok, then I’ll be back.”
Roa answered at Kamian’s request.
Soon Roa disappeared from sight. But of course, that was only for Soo Hyuk. He could no longer see her, as he is not in their guild and couldn’t track her.
“Come back soon!”
Kamian waved his hand at her. Looking at Kamian’s actions, Soo Hyuk guessed that Roa must have reached the crossroad.
Not long after Roa left.
“What the? It’s blocked, we can’t see anything.”
“Where did she go?”
Soo Hyuk asked Kamian. It was because he didn’t know whether she went to the left or the right.
“She went to the left and…”
Kamian answered but couldn’t finish his answer.
Kamian, who stopped talking, flinched.
Soo Hyuk looked at Kamian’s reaction but soon he had no choice and asked what was going on. Kamian responded to his question.
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