Into the Rare
Among the blessings bestowed by the guardians of the old kingdom, the shield and flame blessings greatly strengthened elemental resistance.
That’s why I was able to escape the sensory reversal earlier than scheduled.
[Evasion Technique: Gale’s Request]
I immediately increased my movement speed and threw my body as if I was being sucked into the entrance of a cave.
And immediately aimed at the thing that was shining in the dark.
‘Golem’s core body.’
A magical power source that makes this huge rock structure move as if it were alive.
He aimed his sword at the magic stone.
-no! At some point!
The stone golem was shocked and moved its arm to pull me out, but…
At the point of my sword, the core body was shattered so easily as to be pointless.
This was because there was no defense against the magic power source.
The rocky arms that were floundering collapsed onto the ground.
And a system message was output.
[The ‘Giant Stone Golem’ has been defeated!]
[The chain quest ‘Evil Dragon’s Nest’ has been updated.]
[Check the updated information.]
That was obvious even without looking at it.
Like a chain quest, the next goal was given.
< Evil Dragon's Nest >
[Chain Quest] The hero who opens the secret door hidden by the dragon race will be willing to endure whatever danger lies within. Even if it is an irreversible dragon curse.
Past goal: Break through the entrance
Current goal: Enter and survive inside.
There was a rather significant part here.
There were no special conditions at the ‘entrance breakthrough’ stage.
In the ‘internal entry’ stage, a new ‘survival’ condition was added.
In other words, surviving the evil dragon’s nest was as much a formidable task as entering it.
‘It’s an even more important goal now that the game has become a reality.’
…and it was also a mission that became a daily routine for me.
As I was shaking off the hem of my clothes, Kals and Tyrvaen approached me.
“Thank you for your hard work, sir.”
“Disciple, have I applied too much magical power?”
It was quite cute to see both of them stumbling around, unable to escape the aftermath of the ‘sensory reversal’.
“No, you did a good job…”
While answering roughly, I noticed something and had to keep my mouth shut.
Those were Carl’s eyes.
Its blue eyes were sparkling like large sapphires.
It was a sign of a sudden abnormality.
In fact, Carls himself and Tyrvaen were talking casually as if nothing could be seen.
It was a clear sign to me, and I knew what it meant.
[‘Carls Silion’ is about to be promoted to ‘7 stars’.]
[Special enlightenment is needed.]
Cals was scheduled to soon rise to the ranks of 7 stars.
This was thanks to the fact that all of us, including him, gained a lot of experience in the process of defeating the stone golem just now.
That experience serves as a catalyst to push young knights to new heights.
‘…I’m in a similar situation.’
[A large amount of experience points are absorbed!]
[A new title, ‘He who seeks nuclear weapons’ has been acquired!]
Thanks to this, my experience point threshold has almost been reached.
So, I will soon be able to rise to a new level.
‘Well, it’s common for players to level up.’
However, this level up was very special and could even be said to be a new turning point.
My level now is 29.
‘Just raise it by 10,000 more…’
As a player, when you reach level 30, you will be given a new card draw.
The fourth card shuffle.
And this time, the card draw was not going to be done in isolation.
The reason was simple.
‘Because you haven’t picked the third shuffle yet and just left it alone?’
I had never used the card shuffle I got when I reached level 20.
[The selection of the third fate card begins.]
That message appeared at the moment when I was visiting the orc shaman’s cave with Eve.
But at the time, I put off drawing the card.
First of all, I wasn’t in the mood to draw a card…
At that time, there was no need to change my plan just because I had one more card.
-Choose your card later!
[The selection of fate cards is paused. You can resume at any time.]
[The choice of the third fate card is waiting for you.]
In this way, I can proceed with the third and fourth shuffles together.
In particular, a very special event occurs for players who reach level 30.
‘…Hehe. ‘It’s thrilling just to think about it.’
Therefore, leveling up this time was very special.
Of course, I don’t know what cards will come out in this card shuffle.
‘It will be enough to raise the current mercenary gladiators to at least B-class commoner gladiators.’
And if it’s possible….
‘This time, I’ll go up to level A or higher. There’s a real possibility this time.’
Carls becomes 7 stars.
I break through C rank.
Now the moment was at hand.
* * *
The updated goal is ‘inside entry and survival’.
In other words, survive by going inside.
The primary threat to us here was the cliff-shaped maze that continued with curves that made it impossible to determine the path.
The winding road carved into a narrow canyon into a strange shape continues and breaks, creating an unpredictable sight.
But I walked quickly through the gap in the cliff without any problem.
The two people following me had very anxious faces.
“You guy, you’re so fast!”
“Sir, please go a little slower. Lord Sui is having a hard time.”
That’s because as soon as you deviate from the path even a little bit, you reach a cliff, and once you fall down, it doesn’t seem easy to come up again.
The evidence was the white remains that could be seen briefly in the abyss.
But I hurried my steps even further.
“We haven’t even started rare yet! “Don’t be scared, come quickly, Master!”
“Hey man! “It’s hard!”
“Uh huh Carls what are you doing? Isn’t this the time? “Pick it up, man!”
“…Excuse me, Lord Sui.”
There was a reason why I was hastening my steps this far.
This maze-like lair is divided into an external passage and an internal passage, and the place we are now was the external passage.
Although it sounds a bit strange.
In this section, nothing happens because the defensive magic is not activated intentionally.
‘That’s true during times like now when sunlight comes through the gap in the cliff.’
The Dragon Lord ‘Eurovis’ who created this rare and prepared various magic was a gold dragon.
Those yellow dragons had a special ability to restore magical power using the power of the sun.
Therefore, this lair created by that dragon was also receiving the magic power that supported its interior from the sun…
This was the time when the magic was not operating while charging it for a while.
[The defense magic that protects the ‘Evil Dragon’s Nest’ is resting.]
‘To put it simply, it is time to inspect the solar generator.’
The time during which the defensive magic did not work was approximately 30 minutes.
I calculated it accurately and entered here.
As soon as the magic was activated, a defensive reaction would occur in this passage as well.
So it was beneficial to take even one more step until then.
“It will be over soon! quickly!”
“Lord Silion! “Slow down!”
“How on earth do you know all this?”
Kals picked up the panting Tyrvaen and followed me.
Just like that, the sunlight began to disappear between the cliffs.
“little bit more!”
Just as we rounded the corner.
[The defensive magic that protects the ‘Evil Dragon’s Nest’ resumes.]
[The defensive magic activates.]
There was a flash of light across the cliff.
And there were rare guardians summoned all at once.
They looked back at us with one motion, like ghosts.
Carls, feeling an unusual force, felt his body tremble slightly.
Tyrvaen, who was riding on Kalth’s back and pointing his staff forward, was also very nervous.
“These are the dragon’s slaves…”
The dragon’s slaves were not ordinary monsters.
Although he was wearing shackles and chains as if to prove that he was detained.
Rather, the force flowing from his entire body was several times more powerful than that of the field monsters.
Even though he was trapped here, it was because he was receiving the dragon’s powerful blessing.
‘Yes, there is a saying that you should work as a servant at the superintendent’s house.’
< Dragon Slave >
[Status Abnormality] The leader of the mighty dragon bestowed eternal redemption and blessings on the glorious slaves who will guard this place. So it is not forgivable to look down on them.
Special: Defense and attack power increased by 3 times.
It was impossible to pass by catching monsters that were three times more powerful one by one.
So now it was time to use a new strategy.
Our formation, which had been walking in a straight line until now, has changed.
Carls and I stood shoulder to shoulder on the narrow passage, blocking the front.
“I’m going in formation number 3! Lord Silion! Push from the right!”
The role of directing our operations during this section was the little witch in the rearmost position.
This is of course my decision.
Because our operation inevitably looked like this.
“Are you ready sir?”
“Stop talking nonsense and run!”
Carls and I carried one huge shield side by side and charged forward like crazy.
This was a two-person shield specially ordered from the blacksmith shop of Auracus.
Our faces were completely covered by this large iron shield, so we couldn’t even see straight ahead.
There was no need to draw the sword now.
There are now two tankers standing in this precarious terrain.
We used the momentum of charging with our shields as our weapon.
‘Tirvaen’s buff is a bonus.’
[Blessing Magic: Shield Chariot]
[The push effect using the shield is greatly strengthened!]
Boom Boom Boom!
All the summoned monsters came out and were pushed by Kals and fell to the bottom of the cliff.
Small goblins and kobolds as well as fairly large orcs were no exception.
The end result for all those swept off the cliff was instant death.
[The dragon slave ‘Kobold Soldier’ has been killed!]
[The dragon slave ‘Goblin Elite Warrior’ has been killed!]
[The dragon slave ‘Commander Orc’ has been killed!]
Experience points are accordingly 30. I could feel it slowly filling up towards the level.
Of course, the effect of experience points was also applied to Carls.
The guy’s blue eyes were glowing even more blue and becoming clearer.
But I knew.
‘That guy needs enlightenment to break down the seven walls.’
In other words, although I can level up through this sweet hunt, I cannot get over the Carls wall.
‘Carls need a turning point.’
Enlightenment that will surpass one level.
‘Is it time to show up now?’
That was the exact moment I thought so.
A mighty roar erupted in front of me.
A being completely different from the previous slaves has appeared.
“Both of you stop!”
When I lowered my shield and raised my head at the witch’s shout, I saw what looked like a black wall, dripping saliva, looking in this direction.
This guy had turned several of the dragon’s slaves into blood clots, probably because he was in trouble with his allies.
…It was an ogre.
A monster as intelligent as a high orc and as powerful as a troll.
That guy who appeared at the right time was exactly the ‘turning point’ I needed.
“In formation number 2!”
At that moment, I kicked the air and jumped high.
After defeating this ruthless b*stard, Carls will become a 7-star knight…
‘I will be level 30.’
So what kind of fate card will come out this time?
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