[You will now be given 24 hours to rest . ]
[Prepare for the final tutorial . ]
A warm light enveloped my body, and I closed my eyes . After a brief moment of feeling afloat, my feet touched hard surface once again .
I opened my eyes and saw my waiting room . Seeing the empty white room, I smirked and sat down on the floor .
[First place reward – you obtained a tutorial reward box . ]
[You obtained 1000 TP (Tower Point)]
Although all I did was continue to adventure, because the first wave of challengers had no information on how the Tower worked, I obtained first place easily .
The competition would get much harder than now from the third wave onwards, since Kim Suho was destined to get first place in the second wave .
[TP is a currency useable in all floors of the Tower . ]
[Try opening the Lv . 1 Player Shop . ]
“Yes, thank you . ”
I thanked the system .
The Player Shop was exactly what it sounded like, a shop useable only by Players . This shop sold special items like the Tower Re-entrance Ticket and the Earth Return Ticket . Of course, neither of them could be used during the tutorial .
“Player Shop . ”
As soon as I voiced the phrase, a shop window popped up .
[Lv . 1 Player Shop]
—Magic Power Development
The Lv . 1 here didn’t refer to my level . Players didn’t have levels, but everything else in the Tower did: equipment, technique, skills, NPCs, the Player Shop, and even the ‘system’ that I was talking to so politely .
I clicked on the ‘physical ability’ category .
[Muscle Growth Catalyst]
[Vitality Boost Pill]
The shop was selling items that increased 0 . 05~0 . 10 stat points for 1000 TP . It was the same for the ‘magic power development’ and ‘faith’ categories .
With my 1000 TP, I could only buy a few consumable herbs .
[Blue Herb 30TP]
[Luminescence Herb 50TP]
[Magic Power Clover 100TP]
“There’s nothing but herbs . ”
I remembered putting vitality and magic power recovery potions even in level 1 Player Shops, but it seemed that was modified as well .
In fact, all of the items listed here weren’t cost effective . As TP was a shared currency within the Tower of Wish, it was likely better to buy items from NPCs through NPC shops or from other players through the auction house . Ah, of course, crafting items personally was the cheapest option .
[Earth Return Ticket – 1000TP]
“This got more expensive too . ”
Even the return ticket was 1000 TP and that wasn’t even taking into account the 1000 TP needed for the re-entrance ticket .
In total, going back and forth between the Tower and Earth was four times more expensive than in the original story .
“…Looks like I won’t make it back in a month . ”
TP was important especially in earlier floors of the Tower . I promised Evandel I’d come back in a month, but it looked like I needed at least two months .
Next, I checked the reward box .
[Tutorial Performance Reward Box]
You will obtain three random upgrade scrolls .
(This box will disappear unless opened within 12 hours)
My luck probably didn’t apply to this box as it contained similar level scrolls .
I opened the box without hesitation .
Three scrolls immediately popped out .
[Skill Upgrade Scroll]
[Item Upgrade Scroll]
[All scrolls must be used within 12 hours . ]
All three scrolls were rare scrolls that were hard to find even after the end of the tutorial .
“…They’re different, huh . ”
They were different than the scrolls Kim Suho would obtain . The only common scroll was the skill upgrade scroll .
This scroll obviously had to be used on Random Dice . I wanted to save it if possible, but it would disappear in 12 hours if I didn’t use it .
First, I ripped the skill upgrade scroll in half .
[Would you like to upgrade your bonus skill Random Dice?]
“Yes . ”
[Choose the direction of the upgrade . ]
[Lv . 1 Efficiency]
*Decreases Random Dice’s recharge time .
[Lv . 1 Limit Increase]
*The rank of the items you can obtain from the Random Dice increases .
[Lv . 1 Intelligence]
*Random Dice will recognize your intentions better .
Three upgrade directions popped up in front of me .
I clicked on ‘limit increase’ without thinking for too long .
Thunk . The sound of a metallic bar closing rang out .
[Random Dice can now transform into Lv . 4 items . In exchange, its recharge time increases by 30 minutes . ]
The upgrade was over .
Next was the item upgrade scroll .
“What item do I have anyways…?”
I opened my inventory .
[Random Dice] [Lv . 1 Fleshfish’s Skin] [Lv . 2 Black Horn Octopus’ Heart] [Lv . 1 Red Crystal Spear] [Lv . 1 Red Crystal Axe] [Lv . 1 Red Crystal Fishing Rod] [Lv . 2 Yggdrasil Leaf] [Glossy Seafish’s Tough Skin]
My inventory was full with only eight items . It couldn’t be helped since my inventory was only level 0 .
“Hm . ”
I pondered . None of the items from the tutorial were worth keeping forever . Upgrading the red crystal spear seemed too… wait .
“Yggdrasil Leaf . ”
Was it upgradeable?
I tried rubbing the scroll on the leaf .
[Would you like to use the item upgrade scroll on Lv . 2 Yggdrasil Leaf?]
I confirmed it immediately .
[Lv . 2 Yggdrasil Leaf becomes Lv . 3]
—The effectiveness of ‘Yggdrasil’s Blessing’ increases .
—Yggdrasil Leaf’s physical ability increase improves .
*Your strength, vitality, stamina, and speed stats increase by an additional 0 . 1 point .
“Alright, that does it for items… . ”
Now, it was time for the ‘upgrade scroll’ . This scroll didn’t have a prefix as if to say it could be used on anything . I immediately decided how to use the scroll .
“I’d like to upgrade the system . ”
With that, I ripped the scroll in half .
One second .
Two seconds .
Three seconds .
The system, which always responded immediately, popped up three seconds later .
[Are you sure you want to upgrade ‘Lv . 0 Extra7’s System’?]
The system seemed to be taken aback . Perhaps, it was even happy .
“Of course . ”
I smiled and nodded .
[‘Lv . 0 Extra7’s System’ becomes ‘Lv . 1 Extra7’s System’ . ]
[Your personal waiting room becomes bigger . ]
[Your inventory becomes Lv . 1]
A string of system alerts let me know that my decision was correct .
By upgrading the system, my inventory space increased and with a rumbling noise, my waiting room also got bigger .
“Great . ”
I looked around the waiting room .
I would be coming here often from now . I planned to bring my friends here as well .
Of course, the Tower had an incredibly large floor called the ‘Residential Area’, which was almost the size of Korea, but in other floors, this personal waiting room was the only place I could go to rest in peace .
“Now let’s make some furniture . ”
This was part of my training as making things should help increase my stats and Dexterity’s proficiency .
First, I needed some material .
I took out a Random Dice from my inventory and threw it on the ground .
[Well-cut Oak Tree]
Not having a level actually meant that it was Lv . 0 .
In other words, it was a bust, a trash that could only be used for drawers or floor tiles .
So, I rolled another one .
[Lv . 3 High-quality Black Wood]
“Sweet . ”
A large log popped out . With this, I should be able to make a bed .
I created a tool with Stigma’s magic power and started working .
“Huup . ”
…12 hours quickly went by .
[Trait ‘Dexterity’ improves to grade-8 . ]
[Crafting technique improves to Lv . 2]
—Adds finishing touches to handmade equipment .
—Automatic crafting becomes more elaborate .
—You obtain 'Blueprint-seeing Eyes’ .
[Your strength increases by 0 . 1 point . ]
[Your stamina increases by 0 . 1 point . ]
[Your vitality increases by 0 . 1 point . ]
After falling to grade-9, Dexterity was restored to grade-8, and my physical stats increased by 0 . 1 points .
[Lv . 3 Comfy Bed]
○Lv . 3 Recovery
*Completely restores vitality in 6 hours .
○Lv . 3 Comfiness
*Clears your mind .
I built an amazing single-sized bed .
Now, I had 12 hours remaining .
Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to rest .
The reason I was working so hard was to bully that bastard… or I guess that bitch ‘Jin Sahyuk’ as much as possible . I had to get stronger faster than her .
“Argh, I’m sore all over . ”
My shoulders felt like they were going to pop off, but I still had many things to do .
Next, I had to make ‘equipment’ . I was thinking of a mask and hoodie to hide my face, and I also wanted a simple armor .
I rolled another Random Dice to get more material .
In 9 hours, I crafted three more equipment .
[Lv . 3 Black Hooded Robe]
○Lv . 2 Temperature Control
○Lv . 3 Auto-fit
○Lv . 1 Sound Muffling
[Lv . 2 Black Eagle Mask]
○Lv . 2 Air Purifier
○Lv . 2 Face Protection
[Lv . 3 Leather Armor]
○Lv . 3 Defense
○Lv . 3 Durability
○Lv . 3 Ease of Movement
“Auu, I’m so tired . ”
Thankfully, Stigma’s magic power worked well, and they all ended up with effects I wanted . There was little chance that someone else in the tutorial had better equipment than me .
[You acquired the technique, ‘Lv . 1 Magic Power Infusion . ’]
—The effect of magic power infused into items improves .
[The final tutorial will begin in one hour . ]
Looking at the system alert, I pondered .
The final tutorial wasn’t that hard .
The first tutorial’s concept was ‘battle’, the second tutorial’s concept was ‘survival’, and the final tutorial’s concept was ‘society’ .
Before the final tutorial began, I entered the Community .
[Read this if you are Extra7 . ]
While I was scrolling through the public forum, I found a post looking for me . I could tell who created the post before even reading it .
[Read this if you are Extra7 . ]
—Are you still alive? If so, answer me .
He must have thought I died because I suddenly stopped responding last time .
I laughed and typed my reply .
—What, you finished your tutorial?
He seemed to have received an alert as he quickly responded .
ㄴAs expected, you’re still alive, Hyung-nim ㅋㅋI’m waiting for the final tutorial .
ㄴWhat difficulty are you in .
ㄴYou first, Hyung-nim .
ㄴI’m in the highest .
ㄴWow… Hyung-nim must really be someone amazing… so scary .
[Soon, the final tutorial will begin . ]
“Ah, I don’t have time to talk . ”
I didn’t have enough time . It wasn’t possible to enter the Community during the tutorial .
ㄴHey, I’m starting the final tutorial . Don’t die and follow me properly .
ㄴㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Yes Hyung-nim!
“Hm . ”
The long string of ㅋs made it sound like he was looking down on me, but I didn’t bother to reply .
[Final tutorial – Maintaining Profit]
[You will now be moved to ‘Tutorial Town’ . ]
Light burst out like a thick fog . Feeling the warmth of the light, I closed my eyes .
[You are in the highest difficulty level’s Tutorial Town . ]
[For ten days, obtain as much TP as you can in the tutorial’s society . ]
[At the end of ten days, you must possess more than 1000 TP to clear the final tutorial . ]
[All TP earned by Players will be theirs to keep . ]
[Lv . ??? Mercenary’s Pub]
When I opened my eyes, I saw a flurry of system alerts along with the status window of the building in front of me .
“…It’s practically a city . ”
I looked around .
Behind me were houses built with yellow bricks and medieval-style shops . In front of me was a pub made entirely out of wood . The whole scene looked like it came out of a fantasy novel .
For the first time in my life, I entered a pub .
After opening the stiff wooden door, I walked on the creaking wooden floor .
“Uhahaha . ”
“Hahahaha . ”
“Kuhahaha . ”
As soon as I entered, rowdy laughter rang out .
First, I took a good look around the place . Many muscular NPCs were talking and having fun .
For the record, it was hard to distinguish between NPCs and Players in the Tower . As such, it was better to pretend to be an NPC as much as possible .
I lifted up the hood on my robe and sat down at the counter .
“What can I get ya?”
The owner asked .
I glanced at the menu in front of me and ordered fluently .
“One gin . ”
“That’ll be 50TP . ”
[You can take out 50TP from your inventory . ]
“It shouldn’t be that expensive . ”
“…20TP . ”
The owner lowered the price by over 50% . However, 20TP was still too expensive .
I pretended to reach into my pocket and took out five 1TP coins .
The owner poured gin into a glass without saying anything .
[Lv . 1 Gin]
○Lv . 1 Alcohol
It seemed the drink wasn’t drugged .
I chugged the glass .
It was then .
The wooden door I just used opened once again .
I turned around instinctively .
Immediately, my eyes widened in shock .
Standing at the door was a man and a woman .
The woman was Caucasian and short .
Her white hair was noticeable even from a distance, and her puppy-like eyes shone like jewels . Anyone looking at her would wonder how such a small face could contain such beauty .
Next to the woman was a well-built Asian man . His appearance was just as praiseworthy as the woman’s .
“Where is this? How mysterious . ”
They were Heroes from the honored Temple of Justice, the strongest members the Hero Association had to offer .
‘Aileen the Spirit Speech Master’ and ‘Hellfire Yi Yongha’ .