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Second Life Ranker - Chapter 28

Published at 18th of October 2020 06:50:52 AM

Chapter 28: Chapter 28 - Consume (3)

Chapter 28 . Consume (3)


Tokens .

Artifacts .

For a brief moment, Brend thought that it was very tempting, but he soon came to his senses and shook the idea out of his head .

“Don’t you dare try to trick me . ”

“What do you mean ‘trick’? We’re doing this to survive . ”

“To survive? You want to survive by killing the people who saved our lives?”

Ethan was so frightened he jumped to his feet .

“We’re not killing anyone! Who said we are? Pick a fight with them and we’ll be lying dead on the floor . ”

“Then?”

“I’m talking about stealing . ”

Brend then began to show interest in his story .

A sly grin crept over Ethan’s face .

“The monsters took all of our stuff and now we’ve got nothing with us . I mean, if we go out there, we’re just gonna die, aren’t we?”

Brend nodded without saying a word .

In that sense, Ethan did have a point . All the artifacts and Tokens he had collected on his way to Section E had been taken away by the Lizardman King . He had nothing to protect himself with .

For now, Kahn and Doyle could help him out of this place, but the tutorial was already reaching the end so they would leave sooner or later . That meant he would have to wander around the forest like this . He would have to stay hidden and wait out until the end of the tutorial or he would fall prey to other monsters . There were no other choices other than that .

“So, let’s just steal enough to survive independently and then we’ll run away . ”

“What if we get caught? They’ll kill us . ”

“There’s the possibility of death whether we steal or not . But if we do it my way the chances to survive are higher . ”

Before he knew it, Brend had already been halfly persuaded by Ethan .

“Then, what about the plan? We can’t just proceed without a plan . ”

“Hehe . You didn’t think I came here without a plan, did ya?”

Ethan simpered for a moment and continued talking .

“One of my friends has a Trait called ‘Quick Hands(快手)’ . ”

“Quick Hands? Like nimble fingers?”

“Yes . It’s amazing what he can pull off with his hands . ”


Brend could roughly understand Ethan’s plan . If he had a Trait regarding nimble fingers, he must also have specialized skills according to his Trait .

“So, this friend of yours will steal what we need while others draw their attention, is this the plan?”

“You got the gist of it . So, what do you think?”

“Hmm . ”

Brend fell into deep thought calculating the probabilities . He thought about the risks that the plan entailed and the probability of success, and realized that the odds were very low . But from deep inside his mind, greed started to set in . If they did succeed, they could make a killing . And then, the memory of him being humiliated by Kahn and Yeon-woo suddenly reappeared in his mind .

*Gnash*

That alone was enough to motivate him .

“All right . Tell me what you’ve got . ”

Brend’s eyes began to emit a vicious glow .

Ethan broke into an evil grin and explained the plans he had designed with his teammates . All throughout his talk, Ethan’s eyes were shining with madness .

* * *

After a long time, Yeon-woo woke up from his meditation .

‘A stronger body does help with relieving the after effects . ’

Yeon-woo’s body was not fully capable of coping with the overload yet, so it was better to avoid using multiple skills at once . But luckily, thanks to Reinforced Physique and Bathory’s Vampiric Sword, his body could quickly recover from the damage it suffered .

From the start, if it weren’t for Hargan’s second phase, he wouldn’t have overdone himself .

‘But it was at least a great chance to test my limits . ’

A clear understanding of his limits would allow him to execute cool-headed judgment when taking action . From this experience, Yeon-woo clearly realized what Reinforced Physique was capable of, and was able to further establish the possible strategies he could rely on .

After organizing his thoughts, Yeon-woo once again entered Hargan’s Lair along with Kahn and Doyle . It was time to claim the reward for completing the hidden quest .

[Rewards will be provided . ]

[You have acquired Hargan’s Crown, Blue Scale Scimitar, ownership of the lair . ]

“Now that Cain is here, shall we settle things first?”

Kahn gently clapped his hands as he smacked his lips . The time to distribute the rewards after having a hard time carrying out the quest was the most exciting part of it .

“Doyle and I will take Hargan’s Crown as we promised, okay?”

Kahn glimpsed Yeon-woo as he brought his hands over to Hargan’s Crown .

In fact, Yeon-woo was the highest contributor in Hargan’s raid . Even though they were the ones who had shared the information about this place with him, if Yeon-woo wanted to claim the crown as his share, it would pose a big problem for them . But to his relief, Yeon-woo didn’t seem interested in Hargan’s Crown .

He was nodding his head in assent .


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“You can have it . ”

Kahn’s complexion visibly brightened .

“Thanks, bro! Huhu . I knew you were a good guy from the get go!”

“Stop joking around . ”

“Huhuhu . I know you’re just shy . ”

Looking at Kahn’s smirking face, Yeon-woo felt the urge to give him a noogie, but he just let out a chuckle .

Kahn was the kind of person that was just impossible to hate . He was such a strange guy .

“Doyle, go ahead and take it . ”

“Got it . ”

Doyle grabbed Hargan’s Crown and tightly held onto it . A bright smile spread across his face .

“And about the ownership of the lair and the Blue Scale Scimitar, they’re all yours, Cain . ”

That was the deal they had made .

After a nod, Yeon-woo examined the scimitar they had taken from Hargan’s carcass .

[Blue Scale Scimitar]

Classification: Two-handed Weapon

Rating: D+

Description: Hargan’s (Lizardman King) favorite weapon . The weapon is imbued with the fire element . It boasts strong durability, destroying everything that comes into contact with . However, due to its heavy weight, the sword will not budge without extreme muscle strength .

* Majesty of the Lizardman King

By the mere possession of the weapon, the user emits an imperious aura . Has a certain chance of inflicting ‘panic’ on the target . Targets under the effect of panic will receive damage in direct proportion to the duration of the effect .

Maybe because it was used by a big monster like Hargan, the scimitar was almost as big as Yeon-woo . Yeon-woo found even just carrying it around quite cumbersome .

If he only looked at its options, the scimitar seemed to be as good as Hargan’s Crown . It was one of the best artifacts one could get in the tutorial . But Yeon-woo usually used a short dagger as his main weapon . This type of sword did not fit Yeon-woo’s style . In addition, the ownership of the lair was also useless for Yeon-woo .

[Ownership of Hargan’s Lair]

Obtain rights to all objects and resources that exist within the lair .

* List of items in the lair

1 . Red Orc’s Helmet

2 . Axe of Battlecry


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3 . Hard Crystal x31

···

Yeon-woo scrutinized the listed items .

Although most of the items had been damaged by Hargan’s Heat Wave, there was still a considerable number of items left in the storage room . Among them, there were quite a few good items, but Khan and Doyle had no qualms about handing them over to Yeon-woo .

Of course, the list also included items used by those who had been captured in the human farm . From a moral standpoint, the correct thing to do would be to give the items back to the original owners . However, the three of them didn’t think of giving them back .

There was an unspoken rule in The Tower and the tutorial . No matter who the original owner of the item might have been, the items belong to the ones who found them .

But Yeon-woo didn’t need these items either .

‘Some of these artifacts might come in handy for now, still, there are plenty of them inside The Tower . ’

But at least he found one thing worth taking .

[Carshina’s Dagger]

Classification: One-handed Weapon

Rating: D-

Description: A dagger that had been used by a nameless trainee throughout his life . Made with common materials, but the blade hardened as it retains the passion of the trainee .

* Will of Trainee

Weapon damage will increase along with the user’s weapon proficiency .

Yeon-woo touched ‘Carshina’s Dagger’ and held it in his hand .

The weight and size of the dagger were similar to those he had been wielding so far, so it was quite easy to get used to it .

If there was anything that was missing,

‘The blade is slightly bent . ’

But it was all right .

‘The daggers I had were getting really damaged, they are barely usable by now . This will suffice for the remaining of the tutorial . ’

He was also fond of the extra option it had .

Yeon-woo put Carshina’s Dagger next to his waist and examined the rest of the list . However, there was nothing useful for Yeon-woo . Even the resources in the lair didn’t have much use .

‘I do need plenty of minerals to make artifacts, but if I can’t store them somewhere else, they will only make my backpack heavier . The materials gathered from monsters are also more expensive . ’

Yeon-woo had taken the Tokens that Hargan had collected in advance . Thanks to that, he had now over 200 Tokens in total .

In the end, Yeon-woo had to close the message without much gain .


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‘Well, I wasn’t expecting anyway . ’

But Yeon-woo wasn’t particularly disappointed . Disappointment only comes after expectation . In fact, Yeon-woo didn’t expect much from the start . His brother mentioned it in his diary after all, that the rewards were quite small compared to the risk and difficulty . The sole reason as for why Yeon-woo had accepted this quest was to collect the Karma and Tokens he lacked .

And then,

‘Even if they are scrap items, with this much quantity, I can still sell them at a high price . ’

Doyle then carefully asked Yeon-woo .

“Is there anything wrong, Cain? There wasn’t anything you needed?”

He seemed worried that Yeon-woo might have to leave without making much profit .

Yeon-woo thought that Doyle needed to grow a thicker skin for times like this . Doyle was too soft-hearted . Yeon-woo wondered how did he think he could climb The Tower full of monsters with such a heart . But at the same time, he knew that this was Doyle’s charm .

Yeon-woo smiled and shook his head .

“They are mostly useless . But don’t worry, it won’t be a total loss . ”

As Doyle looked at Yeon-woo with a puzzled look, Yeon-woo fixed his eyes onto an empty space and spoke .

“You’ll hurt your neck if you keep watching us like that . ”

Doyle turned to the direction Yeon-woo was talking to .

Kahn also looked to the side with a bit of a serious face .

At that moment .

“Well, well, did I get caught already? I wanted to surprise you . ”

A portal opened in midair and a figure dropped down .

A man with his hood drawn over his face was giving him a big smirk .

It was the mysterious merchant .

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