Into the Rare
Two days later.
We left the monastery and started riding on horseback.
That was thanks to my success in acquiring horsemanship skills.
Of course, Carls, who did not know the situation, widened his eyes.
“You can learn to speak in just one day! “It’s amazing!”
“I’m good at everything except magic!”
Running through the wind, I organized in my head what I had prepared so far.
‘Destruction power, mobility and survivability.’
Everyone was ready.
What kind of destructive power does it have?
Actually, a very good sword came into my hands.
It was the ‘Sword of Revenge’ given to me by the Church of Aeolem in return for completing the ‘Savior of the Sons’ quest.
However, before leaving Aurax, the sword had changed into a slightly different form.
-Go to Carl’s Blacksmith and melt this down.
-…yes? What do you mean, melt it down?
-Literally melt it down and turn it into a ‘piece of iron.’ Ah, the jewel decorations here can be exchanged for three Gogo-grade iron swords. He left in a hurry.
The ‘Great Sword of Vengeance’ was one of the sacred relics of the Aeolem Church.
In other words, it means that it is a precious sword that has been touched by the hand of God through the blessing of a priest.
But when I told him to melt it down and turn it into useless iron, Carls jumped up and down, asking if that made sense.
But I simply dismissed it.
-I’m going to feed it to the hatchlings. The rarer the metal, the tastier the dragon eats it, right?
A piece of iron blessed by the God of Vengeance was rarer than a piece of gold of the same weight.
You’ll probably eat it like crazy.
Besides, I was the ‘representative of the five patron saints’ anyway.
Therefore, he is in a position where he cannot properly use the benefits provided by the God of Vengeance.
So, at least use it like this.
-God Aeolem would really like it. If it were me, I would at least want to give you a kiss.
-Yes, then take it instead.
The ‘destructive power’ I had secured was not something like that humble sword.
It was the level.
I have now gone through a storm of leveling up while riding the Ultra Wave.
I had reached level 29.
‘When the savior quest started, I was only level 14…’
A level hit that will never be seen again!
‘Yes, it should at least taste like this.’
This feat was the result of maximizing the blessing ‘Peacemaker’s Hope’ and experience sharing during the Ultra Wave.
Thanks to this, my endurance stat, which was lacking, increased significantly, and I was able to obtain new skills from the skill tree.
This was the identity of the ‘destructive power’ I had secured.
To simply compare it in terms of combat power…
‘It has become at least three times stronger.’
But I didn’t feel satisfied here.
This was just a Maginot Line to attack the evil dragon’s nest.
If everything had gone according to my plan, I could have gotten stronger even faster than this.
‘It would have been great if I wasn’t a magic eunuch.’
This was the limit for now.
As if the child had only become stronger, there was a lack of ways to use the improved stats.
That was clearly a huge penalty.
But it wasn’t all that frustrating.
Now that we know for sure about this symptom, we can find ways to deal with it.
‘Rather, you can use this symptom in reverse.’
I knew how to take advantage of the magic immunity on my mana heart.
‘All magic has properties.’
Just as Tirvaen Sui have been masters of poison magic for generations.
Each wizard has a major attribute and uses it as a foundation to accumulate magical power and use magic.
‘But my Mana Heart was immune to magic, right?’
It also meant that this heart had never been filled with mana.
The nature of magical power is not biased in any direction.
That meant being able to learn ‘special magic with no properties’.
So-called ‘non-attribute magic’.
I was able to use it as an opportunity to learn.
In other words, it is a phone call.
I smiled quietly.
‘Are you saying that it’s not easy to become a non-attribute wizard no matter how skilled the player is?’
This is a magic that cannot be learned if the magic is stained with other attributes even once.
So, as a player, I had no choice but to rely on pure luck.
A wizard who can only be raised by eating fate cards with non-attribute magic in the first card shuffle.
So, it was a rare enough being to be called a ‘magician from Godsoft’.
But the opportunity came to me unexpectedly.
‘Yes, the phrase ‘turning a crisis into an opportunity’ is used in times like this.’
I was planning to enter a place where quite useful hidden pieces were hidden here and there.
“I see something!”
As Carls said, the forest path in the valley ended and a deep valley appeared.
A path through a gap between the rocks.
That was the way into the ‘Evil Dragon’s Nest’.
In that maze-like rare, there were various magic books left behind by wizards who lived with the dragon race.
And I knew that there was one magic that was quite good among non-attribute magic.
I will be able to harvest a dragon here and the magic eunuch will also be able to escape.
* * *
When we arrived at the rock entrance, we tied up our horses nearby.
“It will take some time, so leave plenty of leash so the horses can graze.”
“I understand, sir.”
I drew my sword and slowly approached the entrance to the passage.
The entrance, where monsters occasionally pop out, was still quiet.
The road that was slightly visible through the darkness was so flat that it even seemed distant at first glance.
However, if you go a little further into the cave, the terrain begins to distort.
‘And there are so many pitfalls that it becomes difficult to take a single step.’
A trap maze that keeps breaking and collapsing so complicated that you wonder if you can ever get through it.
The overall structure of this rare was like that.
It was not difficult for warrior-type players without flying magic to pass through this place.
So, I had the mobility prepared in advance.
‘It wasn’t easy to practice.’
My mobility was going to come into play right now.
The very moment we approached the passage.
-Who are you? What kind of person would dare approach this place…?
A heavy voice flowed from the passage, as if the rocky mountain had opened its mouth.
At the same time, a system message appears.
[The chain quest ‘Evil Dragon’s Nest’ has been given!]
It was a message announcing the start of the chain quest.
Unlike simple quests or scenario quests, chain quests continually change their goals.
And only when you reach the final point can you receive the reward.
I quietly smiled as I saw the message announcing the start of the marathon.
‘Let’s go for a run.’
< Evil Dragon's Nest >
[Chain Quest] Some dragons live for a thousand years and enjoy great power as supreme beings, but others are abandoned and die before they are even born. A terrible secret is hidden here.
Current goal: Break through the entrance
Final reward: Hatchling and 3 other species
‘Hatchling and 3 other species.’
Those three types meant the title ‘Dragon Master’, the skill ‘Dragon Riding’, the blessing, and ‘Supreme Protection’.
This is a bigger reward than all the quest rewards I have received so far combined.
So, no matter what the voice in the rock passage said, I had to break through.
-For the last time, I will warn you that all lesser beings should leave this place immediately…
But Carls and I did our best and fired the new weapon towards the entrance.
A powerful wave of power poured in from inside the cave.
After exchanging glances, Carls and I narrowly avoided it by moving left and right.
When I turned around, I saw that it was a huge fist of rock.
-Things like flies! You are taking on a reckless challenge!
The owner of the voice began to move his body in earnest.
The entrance made of rock wriggled and opened its eyes.
Then he started chasing us and waving his arms.
‘Giant Stone Golem.’
It is the entrance to a lair made of rocks.
At the same time, he was the first guardian to protect the rare.
The first goal of the serial quest ‘Evil Dragon’s Nest’ was to break through this entrance and guardian and get inside.
The ground the stone golem struck exploded as if it had been bombed.
‘More powerful than a direct hit from quite a few high-level magic.’
That wasn’t all.
The fact that the rock-armed entrance itself was the guardian created a paradoxical problem.
“Lowering! “The entrance is closed!”
It was according to Carl’s shout.
As soon as the stone golem recognized our presence, it blocked the entrance itself.
In other words, he was swatting me and Carls away with one arm as if they were swatting away flies, while the other arm was crouching tightly to defend the entrance.
“Tsk, Plan A failed?”
As I was running to avoid the barrage of rocks, I glanced briefly toward Tyrvaen.
She had grasped the situation and was already raising her magic power.
“Prince! “Just 15 seconds!”
There were two ways to break through this place.
The first is to break through physically.
The goal was to imbue Kals with acceleration magic in advance and attack the stone golem before it went into a defensive stance.
‘And if you just destroy the golem’s core from inside, it’s over?’
This was a strategy mainly used by assassins and thief-type players who specialized in exploiting very short timings.
While I was paying attention, I decided that if Carls’ physical strength reached the end of 6 stars, I could give it a try.
‘But the result was failure.’
The golem I actually encountered moved faster than I thought, and if I overdid it here, Carls could have been seriously injured.
While planning the operation at the abandoned monastery, I gave two people clear instructions.
-Never risk your life on Plan A.
There wasn’t just one plan.
The best option was, of course, A, but it was the best option because it was the fastest route.
Carls, who knew this, gave up and retreated, and Tyrvaen immediately put Plan B into action.
[The item is used.]
[Interference Magic: Playing Madness]
A sound wave filled with strange magical power spread out like a wave from the flute in Tyrvaen’s mouth.
It was the ‘Madness Tree Magic Flute’.
One of the magic items I took from the 1st Legion’s magic item warehouse has now started working.
The effect was this.
[The gatekeeper ‘Giant Stone Golem’ is given the status abnormality ‘Sense Reversal’!]
The status ‘Sense Reversal’.
It literally had the effect of turning the sensation I was feeling now upside down.
In other words, the object was turned upside down, left and right, and even its body movements became entangled.
As a result.
The stone golem grunted in confusion and raised the arm it had been blocking.
And then he whipped the air and hit the ground repeatedly.
It was also a situation where left and right were switched and up and down, causing great confusion in his movements.
The entrance finally opened.
“Prince! Lord Silion! hurry!”
Tyrvaen lifted his flute from his lips for just a moment and shouted at us.
But Carls and I couldn’t move quickly.
“Wow, what should I do with this? Ugh!”
“Isn’t this a joke? Do your best! Wow….”
[The status ailment ‘Sense Reversal’ is given to ‘Gilroshan Elo de Balt’!] [The
status ailment ‘Sense Reversal’ is given to ‘Carls Silion’!]
Magic Flute Since the effects were equally distributed to me and Carls, we were just as distracted as the stone golem.
This is why it was difficult to use area-type debuff magic.
There is no difference between the enemy and the enemy, so you must be prepared.
‘Well, if you don’t have any problems like this, it’s too much of a scam, right?’
And I was able to solve this problem simply.
[‘Blessing of the Ancient Guardians’ is working!]
[Blessing ‘Song of Shield and Flame’ counters the status abnormality ‘Sense Reversal’!]
‘Thank you, Pyeonseong.’
With that beautiful voice, I ran like the wind.
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