Reader - Chapter 98: Successful Experiment
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Soon Soo Hyuk, who was close to the next destination, stopped walking.
Just as he had expected, there was a crossroad laying ahead of him which was not drawn on the map.
“I am looking forward to your cooperation.”
Looking back at Ketoto, he said.
“Ok! Don’t worry! I’ll guard against those stings!”
Ketoto replied enthusiastically to Soo Hyuk’s words; when he heard the enthusiastic reply, Soo Hyuk was reassured and turned toward the left pathway.
The darkness hit Soo Hyuk as soon as he entered the pathway, causing him to open his inventory, take out his crystal ball and activate it.
[100 Mana is consumed every 10 seconds. .]
Along with the notification, the crystal activated, spreading a bright light outward and lighting up the path before him. Soon, Soo Hyuk reached its end.
“Is a quest really necessary for me to see?”
There was nothing visible at the end of the pathway. Did he really need a quest to see the recovery circle?
“Or there is none?”
If not, does it even exist?
“Well, I’ll find out once I try.”
With that thought, Soo Hyuk widened the distance between him and the invisible magic circle. He would know once he confirmed.
Soo Hyuk, who was now far away, cast ‘Fire Storm’.
A storm of fire appeared and soon after, a notification followed.
[Recovery Magic Circle has been destroyed.]
[Chimera Summoning Circle D will no longer be recovered.]
[Recovery Magic has been destroyed, revealing the Trap magic.]
Notifications appeared, confirming the recovery magic circles destruction.
“I don’t really need the quest.”
The conclusion Soo Hyuk got was, he didn’t need a quest to destroy the magic circles, but he did need one to see them. The destroyed recovery circle right now was the proof.
“All in all, I don’t need to look for a quest.”
But what if nothing had happened?
Maybe then he would have gone to the summoning circle and received the quest. His experiments saved them a lot of time.
Soo Hyuk voice-called Kamian.
-Soo Hyuk: It’s been destroyed.
-Kamian: Ok! I’ll tell him.
After Kamian’s reply, Soo Hyuk carefully walked back along the path avoiding the ‘Trap magic’.
“Are you here?”
As soon as Soo Hyuk arrived at the entrance, he saw Ketoto holding a shield, blocking the entrance of the right pathway.
The shield was constantly defending against the fierce blows from the chimera’s sting. With all the work, Ketoto had a very content look on his face.
Soo Hyuk answered as he approached Ketoto. There he saw the Foblins (1) shooting out their venom.
‘There are a lot.’
There was several Foblins’ in front of him.
“Did you find the strongest one yet?”
Soo Hyuk asked while looking at the chimeras. Of course, the question was directed toward K-Cross.
In the previous quest, Worcs (2) Mid-Boss had a health of 5 million. So, they were expecting the Foblins to have the same as well.
“No, not yet…”
K-Cross vaguely answered.
Suddenly, a poisonous sting flew in, it penetrated into the shield, creaking a crack.
Ketoto, who was the first to notice the crack in the shield, spoke out with a perplexed voice. Soo Hyuk too, noticed that unlike the other stingers, which were reflected right back, this one not only stayed but also managed to make a crack.
Similarly, another poison sting stuck into the shield, though at the same time the others were still being repelled by the shield resulting in them falling on the ground. Clearly, this poison sting was the same as the other one stuck in the shield. They were certain it must have been from the mid-boss Foblin.
If it continued at this pace, the shield would break. If it broke, there would be no stopping of the poisonous stings from the Foblins. Soo Hyuk cast his spell, and a whirlwind of the poisonous storm appeared, swallowing a group of the Foblins, sweeping them away with their own poison stings.
Inside a huge pot.
The pot was filled with some sort of purple liquid and within the liquid were ogres and trolls throwing up and groaning in pain.
Ramos, who was silently observing the ogres and the trolls inside the pot narrowed his eyes.
“Haa, seems to be another failure…”
The creatures inside stopped their screams, leading to the conclusion that they were dead. Their death meant the experiment failed.
“I think I’ll take a rest for the day.”
Muttering to himself, Ramos got up from his seat. As he stood up, he asked his subordinate, Galard, who was patiently waiting nearby.
“Are we having some trouble with the production?”
“Not really, except the number of wolves have decreased and it’s affecting the production of the Worc chimeras.”
“Hmm, I see.”
Replying to Gelard, Ramos nodded, then passed Gelard exiting the chamber. He began to move through the paths as if he knew where he was going, and what path would take him out of the underground waterways.
–Chwiik! I-It hurts! Arrrghh!
As he left, Ramos heard familiar screams, since he was used to the sounds he left the underground waterways without giving the screams much thought..
Ramos, who just came out, walked into the house which he built outside the cave thinking.
‘Well, the Ogres and Troll would be quite useful.’
There were a lot of materials needed to make the chimeras. The most important was the creatures needed to be synthesised to transform them into chimeras. But he had no monsters in sight. Though the Ogres and Trolls were eye-catching, they had never succeeded in transforming them into a chimera.
Ramos frowned soon after he entered the house and came to a stop. The reason for his frown was the six crystal spheres that sat on top of the bookcase were losing their light.
“The Magic Circles have been destroyed?”
His work was not only to make the chimeras, but also transport them into the various parts of the world using the summoning magic circles.
Ramos used the crystal balls to keep track of the magic circles condition, and the loss of light meant that the connection was gone. Meaning, the magic circles were destroyed.
“But I’ve also made the Recovery magic circles.”
He made it in the hopes that if there were a problem with the Summoning magic circles he could use it to restore them. Clearly, the recovery magic circles were destroyed too, showing from the crystals loss of light..
“Are they being serious?”
Ramos knew where every single magic circle was installed.
“No, no mercenaries can get past my poison.”
He knew that all the magic circles connected to the six crystals sitting on top of his bookcase, were installed in Hadrac.
He didn’t understand, even if all of the mercenaries were being serious, no one was at that level where they could defeat his poisonous chimeras.
“Is it Fabian, is that son of a bitch moving against me?”
Suddenly, Ramos frowned, his eyes filled with darkness.
Just then another crystal ball which was emitting light a few moments ago lost its shine. One of the four crystal balls which were placed at the fourth row above, lost its light.
Romos’ own eyes dimmed as soon as he remembered which magic circle was connected to the fourth crystal. He was shocked, it was a place where he was sure no one would ever find.
“…Will I get caught?”
Nothing has progressed yet, he was waiting for the right time. But as soon as he saw the light gradually faded from the crystal, he felt like he caught the presence of the chimeras.
“Are they crazy, what the hell are they doing?”
Ramos heard a knock, disturbing his trail of thoughts.
“Who is it?”
After a pause, Ramos asked.
As soon as the door opened, a man wearing black robe came in.
“Master has called for an emergency meeting.”
“Yes, we are being called immediately.”
“I’m not sure. Now, I have got to go. Still have to relay the message to the others.”
Bowing his head to Ramos, the man closed the door and walked out. Ramos, who was already annoyed at the ongoing situation, was left flabbergasted at the man’s behaviour.
“You think you can be rude, just because you are favoured a little by the Master.”
If that man wasn’t favoured, he would have been killed right away.
Ramos almost burned holes through the door with his eyes, where the man had left. When he turned back to look at the crystals, he saw four of those crystal balls lost their respective light.
“Reinstalling them is almost impossible”
Just to set up the Magic Circle it takes a lot of time and money. It took a lot of time and money to set up the Magic Circle. Simply reinstalling them would be a waste of those resources.
Getting out of the house, Ramos went inside the warehouse which he built beside his house. He had a magic circle installed on its floor. He stepped forward into the circle, and soon he was engulfed in its magic.
[Chimera Summoning circle has been destroyed]
[The Libold (3) summoned from the Summoning Circle E have been summoned back.]
‘Three more places to go.’
Soo Hyuk, who destroyed the magic circle, turned back.
Then with Kamian and the Koma Guild members, he proceeded towards his next destination.
Moving along, Soo Hyuk checked the time.
Except for the half-hour lunchtime in the middle, he spent nearly six and a half hours trying to complete the quest in the underground waterways.
‘It’s taking quite a long time.’
This quest of killing the chimeras as well as destroying the magic circles didn’t take much of their time. But them moving from one place to another was time consuming.
‘At this speed, I think I might finish the quest today.’
Though it was taking a lot of time to move, with their speed they might destroy all the magic circles in a day.
Soo Hyuk opened a character window.
Occupation: Archmage’s Decedent
Strength: 40 (+10)
Agility: 35 (+16)
Stamina: 1108 [554 (+10)]
Wisdom: 3731 (+10)
‘Soon I’ll be at 200.’
He calculated that destroying the remaining three magic circles would bring his level to 200. After confirming his level, Soo Hyuk closed his character window and opened his quest window.
〈The Troubled Underground Waterway〉
In the underground sewers of Hadrac, chimeras suddenly began appearing in the waterways. Ian and Alex made the decision to clean up the underground waterways, but the chimeras were strong and possessed powerful poison. In the end, the expedition failed, and the most they could achieve was to prevent the chimeras from escaping. Clean the underground waterways of the chimeras and identify their source!
[Chimera Summoning Circle A: 1 / 1]
[Chimera Summoning Circle B: 0 / 1]
[Chimera Summoning Circle C: 0 / 1]
[Chimera Summoning Circle D: 1 / 1]
[Chimera Summoning Circle E: 1 / 1]
[Chimera Summoning Circle F: 0 / 1]
[Chimera: 202 / ??? ]
[Quest reward: S-Rank Promotion, ??? ]
‘I’ll be done.’
He was sure by the end of the day he would complete the quest ‘The Troubled Underground Waterway’.
‘Soon, I’ll reach 200, so all I have left is…’
Roman, never thought you’d bring the key so quickly. He assumed it would take at least a week. But Roman needed a week’s time. This is because he needed to make the physical condition normal. So, visit Roman in a week!
[Delta’s/Kelta’s Secret Key to the Cave: 1 / 1]
[Time Remaining: 4 Days]
[Quest Rewards: Cave Exploration]
In this seemingly quest ‘Preparation Period’ given by Roman, he had four days to complete it.
But he excluded this day, he had 3 days left in his hands.
Looking at the quest, Soo Hyuk smiled.
‘It’s been a while since I had so much free time in my hands.’
He thought of all the unexplored books in the library, making him smile. Then he closed his quest window.
Kamian exclaimed in shock.
With a puzzled look on his face, Soo Hyuk looked at Kamian.
Seeing his puzzled eyes, Kamian called him.
Soo Hyuk asked, and looked at Kamian who had his mouth wide open.
“When did we complete another condition? Suddenly, it just went up from three to four.”
Translator and Editor Notes:
1: Foblins, they are one of the chimera variants and used to be Fox-Goblins, this is how they will be named now.
2: Worcs, The Wolf-Orcs will will now named Worcs as a combination of Wolf and Orc.
3: Libold is a chimera that is a mix of Lion and Kobald, new guy.
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