Northern Expedition Edit

This is the eighth arc of Legendary Moonlight Sculptor. It starts from Volume 8 Chapter 1 to Volume 8 Chapter 8.

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Weed Edit

Weed arrived at Rhodium looking for info about moonlight sculpturing, while here he learn about the spilt in the public view of him adventurer Weed and Sculptor Weed.  In the warriors guild weed learned a new skill and gained a new stat.  After leaving the warriors guild, Weed tried to enter the Sculptors’ Guild but was told he could not enter till he became an artist of Rhodium. He was told to head to the Artists’ Union to become an artist of Rhodium. In the Artists Union he was told to become an artist of rhodium he needed to make art on any road, wall, or place in Rhodium. The Art should show Weeds passion for Rhodium. Since he is a sculptor, he needs to make a sculpture. {Vol 8 Ch1]

He needed to make a sculpture to register in Rhodium. He needed to make an artwork for the city. Weed was thinking he could not make something random and was thinking of making a very large sculpture as there was a higher chance of getting an outstanding piece. He was in Rhodium, there was room to make a large sculpture in the city the problem was with gettin material. So he made up his mind to make a moderate size sculpture. Weed headed to the Sculpting materials shop as it was really only suitable store in the Rhodium.

In the store there were trees, stones, unusual metals and materials were like mountains piled up in the shop. It was a good place to get materials but there were twenty people in the building. Weed was thinking he need top grade material for this sculpture. Sharlinn was the store employee. She was cleaning the store. When Weed entered the store and Sharlinn told him this was a material shop and told him were to find the weapon and armor shops were. When Weed told her that he was not looking for them she said that they only sell expensive materials. Weed slowly looked through the materials. It barely had any materials that were suitable for sculptures. Weed was shocked when Sharlinn asked weed if he wanted a recommend on material to use. She had learned quite a few things about materials. Sharlinn told Weed about different pieces of wood had their own characteristics and the rigidity of the wood.

Weed followed Sharlinn to the corner of the store where was the pride of the store was . A formidable amount of gold, 3 meters in height and width, was piled up but the total price is no less that 7000 gold. Weed made a decision to buy the gold in the store. Sharlinn calculated the amount. She examined the amount of stock to check how much there was. The total amount comes to 18000 gold. She needed to calculate the price again because of Weed high fame so the price of items purchased in stores was decreased. The discount prices was 30% off.

To Sharlinn, it was breathtaking. To find a person with a large amount of fame and a sculptor to have this much. Even after the reputation and skill reduction, there was still a gain.  18000 gold, but 12600 gold after a 30% discount. Compared to the past, he could afford to spend 12000 gold. Sharlinn swallowed in surprise. Sharlinn has a least getting 2500 gold from the sale. But, Weed would not be so easy. Weed then started the negotiations with Sharlinn. Weed asked for 2500 gold off. But in the end got 2490 gold off. Weed took out his cash. Sharlinn tearfully sold the materials. Weed swept the goods into his backpack, feeling the sudden change in weight. He was tempted to find out how much it weighed. His backpack would hold things at a fourth of the weight and it could carry much more. Weed took a chunk of Black smelting material from his bag. Looking a the material weed realised that he was going to need to melt it. 

Weed found the blacksmith and went inside. Dwarves were working actively. The Dwarves hammered a blade that was heated by the bellows. They were citizens instead of users. It was not difficult to see dwarves working in the center of every city. The Dwarf in charge welcomed him. Weed pulled the black lump from his bag.

He was not thinking that it was special but now he was expecting something from the dwarf's reactions. It required higher skills and professional knowledge in order to get an item's complete information through identification. He was hoping that this was the case. The dwarf could not hide his astonishment. It was a complete mess. There is horrid mix of several metals. He had not expected anything special from its appearance. The dwarf noticed the same thing as Weed, a black lump. The dwarf embarked on the task. Weed wanted armour if Weed left it to the dwarves, he would get better armour. But he could not leave it to the dwarves because of his Blacksmith Intermediate Level 2. Weed wanted the opportunity to raise his skills.

Weed did not rely heavily on equipment. No matter high good the armour, he worked to raise his skills and stats. The Black lump was melted down and it cost Weed 700 gold but with his fame it came down by 50 gold and another 20 for bringing dwarf some interesting stuff. Sculptures were greatly affected by the surrounding area. The effects of a sculpture differed based on its surrounding like the difference in heaven and earth. Weed need to find a great place for his sculpture. Weed wandered to find the perfect place in Rhodium. There were many streets with a variety of paintings and sculptures.

Weed first went to the central square. It was a beggar infested place! But it was also the place with the most art. Rare plants, trees and flowers grew there. It looked like a park for couples. Almost all of Rhodium wanted to display their art here. People and travelers flooded in to see the clear water fountain. If he built a sculpture here, it was sure to get recognition. But Weed abandoned the square without regrets. There were too many people to make a gold statue.

Weed walk around the alleys of Rhodium looking for a place. Weed was finally able to find a place without many people during the day. Weed set a small fire burning. Then he started smelting the gold. Weed made a mold out of clay. To make a statue of gold, he needed to take advantage of time. He dissolved the gold using his blacksmith skills. The blacksmith skills were required to make a variety of sculptures. Weed finished the first clay mold, then he poured gold into it. He felt sick each time he put the crystal clear gold into the mold. Weed felt pained as he waited for the gold in the molds to hold.

Weed now focused on raising skill proficiency. He pulled out a hammer, an anvil, and miscellaneous ores, as Karichwi, he gathered ores on hunting commissions. There was a lot of high quality ore in the Eurokey Mountains. He got a lot of ores and jewels from orc quest rewards that he needed to dispose of. Weed began to work on a pile of ores. He melted the ore to get the metal. Then he poured a certain amount of metal into a frame. It began to take a shape of a blade.

Weed sprinkled water to cool the red hot blade. Meanwhile, he pulled out more molten iron from the hearth. He gathered all the ore he had up to now to make equipment. Armor had a more complex structure than swords. But even with a more complex structure, it was more advantageous since there wasn't much to worry about. Whenever he completed a sword, blacksmithing gradually rose. Blacksmithing skill was easy to learn early on. Compared to sculpting, it was incredibly easier. As the skill level rose, it became more challenging to raise.

In blacksmithing, with good materials it was possible to make fine or grand pieces to raise the skill faster. It was an expensive way to get faster growth. Weed completed a pile of swords and set them aside. He worked on checking each of them manually. Weed was crafting other things he started made leather clothing. Weed was trying to waste as little as time as possible.

Weed's skills grew fast. Weed was constantly working to make leather clothes. Cutting and sewing clothes was all too familiar to him. The needle in his hand speeds through as he sews on buttons. His Tailoring has risen to Intermediate Level 3. After he finished sewing, he went back to swords. His Blacksmithing has risen to Intermediate Level 3. He stopped working once he levelled up tailoring and blacksmithing. He looked around to see a pile of swords and clothes.

He pulled out the mithril and black iron ore. He was going to be producing the armor himself. Weed mixed the black iron and mithril into a mold. Then he hit it with the hammer. Both black iron and mithril were very tough metals so it required a lot of force to process. A lot of strength was required for blacksmithing. Even though sculptors are weak, he invested strength into strength and agility only each level. He got vitality from fishing and he raised his defense with endurance by monster attacks. His art grew thanks to his many crafting skills. He had high strength and agility. Weed completed the helmet. Blacksmith proficiency has increased by 7% and Elegant Black Helmet of a Young Noble were produced, Weed could not like but think it would have came out better if his blacksmithing was higher but it was unavoidable.

Weed now made boots. Weed did not make that many boots before so it was difficult. The value of boots was largely dependent on agility. So he had to use all the remaining mithril. His blacksmith proficiency has increased by 8%. He made Precious Lightweight Black boots and they came out decent in weeds option [vol8 ch 2]

Weed kept dissolving ore to pass time. Of all the swords and armors he made, there was one unique piece that he got using sculpting. A nine tailed fox! People that can craft weapons can earn a substantial amount of money. Weed found a way to earn a little bit more money! Sculpting on items did not improve proficiency that much. Advanced sculpting, no matter the level, could not improve it beyond a certain point. It could improve equipment a little bit or render it more useless. In addition, excessive sculpting could decline the ability significantly.

Weed began to learn more about sculpting. He sculpted on the swords, armor, and sewn clothing. As a result, the black steel swords and armors came out with great options. Good equipment proved to have higher increases. All the sewing and blacksmithing was done and now only one thing remained for Weed. To create the sculpture. Weed pulled off the earthen mold. Then a brilliant light came out from the gold pieces. He kept pulling out more gold pieces. The amount that will go into the statue will be about 7000 gold.

Weed felt a sick feeling in his chest A statue made of gold. The gold pieces were quite small. He had dissolved the gold into plates in order to make the statues. But it was not yet completed. Weed carefully worked on the face, ears, and fingers. A fundamental part of the mold was made. Then he made detailed representation of the necessary parts like clothes and knuckles. He gradually got rid of the rough edges and smoothed it out. Then the sculpture was completed.

A sculpture was in the city of art, Rhodium. It was a gold sculpture. Weed called it the "Sculptor with a lot of money." Weed had created a Masterpiece. Sculptor with a lot of money has become the specialty of Rhodium. Many travelers will visit to see the colorful sculptures. Original masterpieces were quite rare. It was the first of its kind! It was a sculpture that was recognized by its blacksmithing skill. If he tried using blacksmithing again and the final product was not outstanding, then it would be fairly difficult to make another masterpiece. After making thousands of piece, it would finally bear fruit and a masterpiece would emerge. It was the pleasure of the final product.

People usually mistake sculptors for a profession that cuts things.But a real sculptor can make things in any dimension.Sculptors can use any techniques, including blacksmithing.Sculptors with second job advancements varied considerably.Metal sculptor, structural sculptor, stone sculptor, earthen sculptor, and jewelry sculptor...Because there were various jobs in the palace and city, there were dozens of forms of sculptors. However, that was not the case with the Moonlight Sculptor. The job was relatively unknown so there was no information about it and the quest requirements were too

Weed completed Artists of Rhodium. Weed need to go back to the artist guild to register. Now he could receive sculpting related quests. Weed Grant life to sculpture. Weed patted the head of the gold sculpture. The sculpture of the man was a little shorter than him. But it was made entirely of gold. The gold started to heat up. Once it was red hot, it gradually started to move its body.

He gave life to the masterpiece sculpture and the finished level was 420. The gold statue opened its eyes and woke up. The statue instinctively looked at Weed as if he were its father. It could not feel good and happy since it was made out of gold and it was a masterpiece. Weed immediately gave him a namecalling him Geumini. Weed obtained an absolutely loyal servant. [Vol 8 Ch3]

Weed disposed of all the swords and armors. Because the items were popular it did not take long to sell them all. He earned about 7400 gold. Weed got up and headed to the artists guild. A middle aged man jumped up to greet him. The middle aged man grabbed Weed’s hands. The middle aged man told weed this city doesn’t have a ruler. As a talented artist, would weed please become the ruler of Rhodium and guide them. Weed had to refused to become the ruler of Rhodium beacuse the city was in to bad of shape. Weed asked about if the middle ages man if he know anything about moonlight sculpting. The man told Weed to ask the guilds of Rhodium about moonlight sculpting. After Weed obtained the quest The Secret to Moonlight Sculpting.

Weed left the Artists Guild and went to the other guilds. There were a lot of people everywhere and it was very crowded. Weed saw the Cold roses guild recruiting artists to join the Northern Expedition. Weed recalled in the past where he had hunted in Morata Province. He had been risking his life to fight against the True Blood Vampires! Weed went to all of the top artists guilds in town.First the Bard’s Guild it is a place filled with musicians and performers.

Weed left the first floor and headed to the second floor. The bard instructor was a beautiful woman. She had a slender figure and a thin jaw line. He waited until it was his turn, and then he asked the instructor about moonlight sculpting. She refuse to tell him anything a first but after weed flatter she multiply times she sang him a sang, and made him pay for Serena’s Harp. After weed obtained the info for the bards guild he went to Hairdresser’s Guild, the Calligraphy Guild, the Antiques Appraiser Guild, and the Crafts Guild. After paying all of guild and obtained the info on moonlight sculpting. Weed confidently went to the painters guild.

After buying a very large watercolor painting weed finished the quest and return to Sculptor’s guild instructor. Weed headed to the Sculptor’s Guild. Weed walked up to the second floor. Weed went up to the receptionist on the second floor. After looking for info on moonlight sculpting from elderly receptionist. The elderly receptionist looked like he had no idea and told Weed to talk to the finest sculptor in Rhodium. Weed started talking to the sculptor and after a while the sculptor gave him an ore. And obtained the quest to Find the Lost Light. Essentially he had to learn it himself. That was the last trial to learn moonlight sculpting by carving this ore. [vol8 ch4]

Since he was finished with his business in Rhodium, Weed went to the Church of Freya. Weed was free to use any of the teleport circles in any of their churches in the Versailles Continent. Weed was welcomed by the senior priests. Weed wanted to use the teleport gate. The Church beginning the preparations and was told the High Priest wanted to see him. Weed asked him what is happening and he was told that a great adventurer need to check the Valley of Death to find clues to restore the honour of king who is buried there. Weed told him he was not a great adventurer but the high priest thinks otherwise since he had experience in the north. Weed was thinking it was going to be at least an A rank quest. Weed told him he was not interested and to send him to the Plains of Despair instead. The senior priests gathered their mana to operate the teleport gate. (vol 8 Ch 5)

Mapan Edit

Mapan arrived at the Yuroki Mountain Range, he couldn't really find much to do. It really was difficult for merchants to settle their businesses in unknown territories. Mapan, however, adapted pretty quickly. There were plenty of towns in Yuroki, either comprised of Orcs, Dark Elves, or the Exiles in the plains. Mapan started a trading route between all these towns with a wagon filled with goods.

First, he bought all the japtem he could get his hands on in the Exiles towns in Yuroki. Those items, traps and camping equipment such as rope, were cheap and plentiful. He purchased enough items from the towns to fill five wagons, and moved on to the Dark Elves' settlements. While not as skilled as Dwarves, the Dark Elves still had a rather high skill in handicraft. Much of their crafted equipment and tools were durable and reliable. Mapan bought as much as he could here as well.

After selling the skins from the Exiles towns, he spent all the money on buying more items. Then he travelled to the Orc settlements. First to the town of the orc lord Bulchwi. After the Orc Race quest had been cleared, new users was appearing in great numbers in Yuroki. There were a horde of Orcs wearing the orc starting gear. These people were charmed by the Orc race after watching Karrichwi on the Hall of Fame. These people formed parties of three to five, scattering out of town in order to pummel wolves. They held bulky clubs and even large broken branches as weapons. Since branches had shoddy durability and miniscule attack power at best, newbies from not only the central kingdoms, but also from the Rosenheim Kingdom, altogether ignored them as weapons.

Meanwhile, Mapan began his business in this Orc settlement. He tried selling everything he got in the dark elves village.  He was selling adventuring tools, simple weapons and spices. The Orcs had to line up to buy even one thing. Sure, Orc settlements were fine in all other fields, but it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that their shops were the baddest there were. Since even a rusty glaive cost more than a hundred thousand gold, there was no affordable weapons to buy and use. Then, as if some kind of god had manifested on Earth, Mapan appeared with wagons filled with goods. Not only were they in high demand, he had a monopoly as well! Mapan was more than happy to sell all the goods he had bought. The lowest price was two or three times the original cost, and weapons were even sold at ten times the original cost! Others might criticize his actions as bordering extortion, but Mapan had been taught something important by Weed: "It's not a rip-off if your customers are happy."

Usually, the profits from newbie items were minimal, but it was a completely different story if they were sold this skillfully. It might have been nice with a little more, but the profits were enough to fatten Mapan's pockets. Above all, the fact that he didn't have to wait very long for it to sell was a huge advantage. As he watched the Orcs cheer as they make their purchases, he felt a certain satisfaction as a merchant.

Mapan ended up making a killing on his sales and rapidly built up his fame. the Merchant of the Orcs! Virtually every Orc user knew the name of Mapan. Establishing a monopoly without a single competitor. This is the dream of any merchant. Mapan continued trading with high hopes. After selling all his goods, he bought japtem from the Orc users. Mapan even purchased japtem in bulk. Items from thousands of Orcs! Using his monopoly to buy items cheap, he made a fine profit by reselling them on the spot. His dream of becoming a wealthy merchant was finally coming true, step by step. Depending on the success of the many Orcs now wandering Yuroki, Mapan's profits might grow even larger! Since the number of Orc users were multiplying by the day, one could say that Mapan had discovered a rose-colored life as a merchant.

Most ordinary merchants would have become complacent at this point. However, Mapan was already severely affected by Weed on this point. Mapan didn't even bother resting on the roads between the Orc settlements and Exiles' towns. He kept his hands busy as he sat on the coach box. He used a carving knife to improve his handicraft. Mapan diligently carved sculptures. He had learned the basics of sculpting back in Rosenheim Kingdom. His primary goals were to learn weaving and jewelcrafting. After his handicraft reached a certain level, he would be able to learn even more production skills. If a merchant like Mapan buys leather and turns it into clothing, or refines the jewels he purchased, he can double or triple his profits! However, as neither his handicraft or his other skills could rise quickly because he didn’t have a sculptor-like class, Mapan could only handle his carving knife with even more diligence. [vol8 ch1]

The Cold Rose Guild Edit

The Frozen Rose Guild was busy trying to recruit as many people as possible of the expedition in the North. There were four hundred high-level users, and an additional thirty more Dark Gamers joining on the day of departure to the north. Since they were tired of constant clashing on the central continent, they had decided to invest heavily in exploration of the north. While there were already adventuring parties making their way north, this was the first time a guild were attempting this as well. It also put the guild's fate on the line. The primary adventuring classes, assassins, thieves, cartographers, rangers, and other exploration classes had already hired. However, there were still many other roles needing to be filled. Clerics, cooks blacksmiths and merchants were still needed.

Since it was a guild-wide, large-scale exploration, there was still much to do. There was no time for slacking off, since no one knew what dangers and adventures would be waiting in the northern towns and castles. Other guilds probably had probably been delayed due to having similar thoughts. Leading a guild to explore the north was indeed a huge risk. Until the expedition was ready for departure, Frozen Rose Guild would be busy collecting members. They then came up with the idea to recruit people from Rhodium. People like architects to help built shelter, Bards and dancers to help with fatigue. Since Rhodium was on the way to the north it was not a bad idea. [vol 8 ch 1]

The Cold Roses Guild finally finished setting up the expedition and was finally ready to start exploring. There was an total of 1300 members ready to go. Oberon the leader thought it was good to get as many people they could. With such a big group the management of the group became more difficult and also gathering the materials was difficult. Larger numbers were more formidable and safe, but there were also disadvantages. Also there have been quite a few adventurers that have been to the north but they dislike sharing information about the north. It was useless to go to the north based on public information only. They didn't know anything about the cities in the north or the hazardous areas. They didn't even know exactly where to go. Since information was short there was safety in numbers.

Oberon and the Cold Roses were mostly focused on when to leave to the north. They would be surrounding themselves with a large number of users who may be greedy. A guild may perform a surprise raid on some of the castles that they own. They would have noticed such a large group of people on the move. However, gathering as many forces as they could was the priority. The guild trusted their leader as before the guild was formed he roamed throughout the kingdoms with his soldiers. They went on adventures such as liberating towns from monsters, fighting other users to protect the weak, and risking their lives for others. Even in a difficult situation he would extend his hand to help the weak. He led a large force of his friends, many of which were warriors, into various hunting grounds. Tens of thousands have heard of his fame and because of this named him Dwarf Warrior Oberon.

The Cold Roses Guild was a mid to high range guild on the Versailles Continent but fewer than 100 people were Oberon's men. So in order to expand the influence of the guild, they decided to go on the norther expedition. The initial plan was to recruit the elites but that was torn down and the criteria was expanded to anyone being accepted. Drum and Kerberos wanted to capitalize on this opportunity for the expedition to raise the reputation of Oberon and the Cold Roses Guild.

Kerberos and Drum had splurged on the troops in order to raise the guild's reputation. They had advertised it outside the castle a few days before. It would take a few months to get the expedition to the north because of their large numbers.The rumors that both the Cold Roses Guild and their allies were gathering power began to become troublesome. Oberon gave a speech to help people overcomer their concerns. There was much tension as to what the famous Oberon was going to say. After the speech the eyes of spectators and the expedition shone fiercely. If the expedition was successful, then more than 50 million people would see the video. This was a great opportunity to get publicity.

With that the expedition about to set off. Merchants stocked up with goods began to move as the Dark Gamers led in front. Oberon was fortunate to have enlisted Dark Gamers. Volk found it was very boring as a Dark Gamers. Thirty other Dark Gamers agreed with Volk. However, some of the Dark Gamers were a little bit excited. It was the first time that they got to explore such a vast place.An expedition of this scale was unprecedented and only one had ever been formed before to reclaim the Rosenheim Kingdom from the Brent Kingdom. All the preparations were completed and the expedition set off. The noobs watched enviously from the gates as they set off. [Vol 8 Ch 3]

Wherever they went there was a big fuss. It was the first large scale expedition into the north. The expedition kept increasing in size. Every time they visited a city, friends and colleagues of Oberon would join. The expedition showed greater strength when the Intermediate Level 7 Blacksmith Trumann joined and the Intermediate Level 6 seamstress Cadmus joined.  Oberon smiled to have a master craftsman like Trumann of the industry join his expedition. Cadmus was an oddity and Cadmus wanted to go to the North to put her sewing skills to the test. The well-known Cadmus and Trumann joining the expedition gave further hope to the expedition.

Oberon stood on a hill overlooking his expedition from horseback and started questioning does he needed all these people. Drum reminded him that architects, chefs, and bards are essential and there are real skill players is in the guilds of Rhodium. Oberon firmly gave his permission. He entrusted him with the rest. The amount of people they have had already increased a lot. It made no difference if a few more join. Indeed, that was Oberon the Warrior. He was skilled at taking down monsters. Of course he couldn't see the meaning in art. All he could feel was that the artists were going to weigh them down but trusted his adviser Drum.

The expendition was starting to think for teleport to move about since the north was still very far away. The place they were going to in the north was Ras Hill. Ras Hill was the name of a hill in the center of the northern continent. Its name and location had been identified by adventurers.The wizards were preparing the teleport circle in the plains they could move about 150 people in one go and could do that 3 times a day do about 450 people. It was going to take 3 to 4 days to move everyone.

Dark Gamers went to Rhodium. They were given a few days to relax. Their final preparations were to check their equipment for the expedition. The Dark Gamers prepared thoroughly for any quest. Because of that, Dark Gamers survived most of their battles. Some went drinking in pubs while some scattered around to gather information.

Volk and his wife Darelyn walked together holding hands. Looking around Rhodium and taking in the art. The couple walked together as they smile to each other. They had courage when they were up against ferocious monsters but they also had this side to them. It was considerably fun to watch the beggars cling onto the people in the expedition. That was because the expedition was high leveled and had fancy equipment. They thought that money would flow out of them like water. There was a stampede of beggars. The expedition had to give money to some of them. Dark Gamers were, however, more inconspicuous to avoid attracting unnecessary attention.

Volt asked did she remember the wooden bouquet sculptor that he proposed to her with. Volt feeled bad that he couldn’t afford something better at the time and it’s their one year anniversary. Darelyn said of course she remembers and was thinking of getting a sculpture of the two of them. Volk was going to try and find the sculptor who made the bouquet Rosenheim but Volt last heard that he left for Serabourg. He tracked him down at the Pyramid and Lion Sculpture but he could not find him. Volk and Darelyn were talking fondly to each other, right in front of Weed selling his mountain of weapons and armours.

Darelyn asked Volk to tell her more about the sculptor. Volt said the he would do anything to make money selling sculptures. She pointed to Weed and ask like him. He was in the middle of selling stuff. Shining bright swords and glistening leather armor! He had used his ironing skill and sharpening skill. He had put the best goods up for sale and increase the performance of the items with his skills.

Volk slapped his knee. Volk said just like him not realising it was the same person. Volk looked at the swords and armors that Weed was selling. Volk had good eyes. He could tell that the armors and swords were well made. He counld not help but think this were good items for beginnings, and then he suddenly felt that Weed's face was familiar. Volk shook his head there is no way he would meet him like that. It had been a long time so he couldn't exactly remember the face but the atmosphere that he had was nearly the same. An elegant method of deception and tricks! The sculptor was unmistakable when he had been selling sculptures. But this person was selling swords and armour and there was no way that a sculptor could be a blacksmith and a tailor. [Vol8 Ch3]

In Rhodium, the Cold Roses Guild accepted 160 people into the expedition. There were about 30 artisans; roughly 120 people were combat type classes. Most of these people were obviously going to raise their levels and try to obtain rare items from dangerous hunting grounds. Drum had a joyful face since he also expected to reap large profits from it. All the people joining the Cold Roses Guild brought in a large amount of money. Most were participating simply for the adventure. However, it greatly increased the strength of the expedition.

Among the new recuits there were some Geomchis joined up with the expedition. They had become famous by challenging strong players. Oberon was happy to hear that Geomchis were in the expedition and he wanted to meet them. Oberon was finally done with all the preparations and the teleport circles were ready to go. They were ready to start sending people staring with the main vanguard. The wizards drew a large circle in the plains. Then the vanguard of the forces stood onto the circle. There were 150 warriors led by Kerberos! There were also some blacksmiths and architechs. It could be used three times a day to send about a total of 450 people. Therefore dividing it up into 11 groups in order. The vanguard’s job was to set up a field of operations and scout the area. Oberon signal the start of the expedition and the first group went. The wizards triggered the circle. Kerberos and the warriors were best of the elites in the guild.

They had a curious love for fighting. They would go into dungeons that others would be frightened to even approach. They closed their eyes and when they opened them the surrounding landscape was entirely different. It was very cold and the ground was covered in snow. The expedition immediately took out their blankets. They had come prepared. Everyone had laughed at them when they were packing blankets to bring along. If they did not have blankets once they came to the Northern Continent then everything would have gone horribly. The expedition was frantically chattering their teeth in the cold. Because of the cold, it was difficult for them to walk much less scout the area. Kerberos ordered to have a bonfire started. However it was not an easy task since there was hardly any useful firewood on the frozen ground.

Ras Hill is a  place that was completely covered in snow it was unlikely that anyone would be able to find anything. They went to the top of the hill and looked around only to see that they were in the middle of nowhere. There were other things to be worried about besides the cold. Some distance from there there was a flurry of snow. It slowly raised ice and snow off the ground and sucked up anything in its way. A dance of ice and light. It was an extremely beautiful power of nature. A unique regional characteristic to the north, the storm of ice and snow was approaching.[vol8 ch5]

The 1650 people that were dreaming of the north were now experiencing all sorts of sufferings. The first scouting party suffered a large ice storm as soon as they got to Ras Hill. A natural disaster on the Versailles Continent! The architects took out their shovels and started digging in the middle of the ice storm. It was not very easy to dig through the ice at all.

Gaston could feel the northern chill even though he dug a hole. After a few moments, he caught a glimpse of the turmoil on the ground level. The terrifying ice storm swept across the Northern Expedition’s vanguard on the Ras Hill. Ice shards started firing in the middle of the storm and injuring players. The cold wind and the ice stacked on repeatedly. About 4 hours! The expedition dug holes and had to wait hours in the cold. Even though Gaston dug a hole, he suffered a severe cold. He was barely even alive. Most of the artists and craftsmen were weak and they caught colds so they died. Most of the expedition did not know about the dangers of the north and that they would face something like this. After a long time, the ice storm passed and ice was thickly piled on top of the hill. Gaston cleaned off his face. The artists, the craftsmen, and the majority of the users recognized the seriousness of the situation so they dug holes and hid in them. Now they were extremely cold almost froze to death. But thanks to Pavo, Gaston was able to survive. They managed to survive because Pavo was a good architect and was able to dig a deep hole.

Gaston had very weak stamina and his body was shivering. There were small pieces of ice growing on his beard. After the ice storm passed, Ras Hill started to get really busy. There were only 7 clerics sent with the vanguard. Of those, only 2 survived and they hurried to try and treat the others. However, there were very few who survived. Those who had been confident in their strength tried to stand and resist the ice storm. They had been ruthlessly beaten to death by sharp chunks of ice. Only 130 people thought of digging up holes! But even in the pits it was hard for the production classes to bear the cold from the ice storm. Ferocious winds propel pieces of ice into the holes. Unless the hole was very deep they would either die or be on the brink of death.

In this situation, the warriors and the knights had fared much better. Gaston and Pavo from the production classes had nearly died while the majority of the magic professions died. Eventually at the end of the storm there were only 65 people alive! The vanguard was exhausted. Assassins and rangers started to scout the area before the next group arrived. They would be unable to fight back if a large number of monsters come on a raid as many of the combat series users were either dead or disabled.

They had to curl up and suffer until the next group arrives. The scouts from the vanguard cautiously spent their time. All of them were very afraid of monsters appearing. They were fortunate because there weren’t any monster attacks as time passed. Monsters in the north were known to be very strong and violent, but they also had high intellect. Thanks to the passing ice storm, monster activity was considerably lower so there wouldn’t be any attacks. Some time later, the second group arrived and they began to set up camp. Architects set up temporary homes made out of chunks of ice. Since the houses were made out of ice they would expect it to be cold. Surprisingly enough it was warm because they started a campfire.

The ones from the vanguard that survived the ice storm wanted to relax in a safe place. The expedition started off on the Ras Hill. There was going to be a need to come back here as well as repel attacks from monsters. To do this, it would be helpful to set up a base camp so that they could defend it easier. However work progress was slow! They would build poorly made houses that would collapsed when touched. To make matters worse, most of them couldn’t even properly use a shovel. They were only familiar with hunting monsters so they were building houses and shoveling for the very first time.

Geomchi364 was part of the second group to go to Ras Hill and he was holding a shovel. He started showing people how to shovel properly. He set the shovel lightly on the ground, then he stepped on it vigorously to transfer his weight onto it.The momentum was fearsome. The people in the expedition were forced to nod towards Geomchi364. It was very easy for Geomchi364 to pile up ice. He had already done something similar when he helped make the pyramid. His efficiency was much higher since other people did not have the Construction skill.

Cadmus was working hard to make clothes for the expedition. Thermal insulation was needed for dealing with cold temperatures. The seamstress was forced to make clothing for the entire expedition. Bards began to play instruments and sing. More than 10 bards were singing. it was enough to increase health and stamina. Despite the cold weather, the dancers were wearing bold clothing that showed off their navel and they were dancing. Their presence increased the expedition’s motivation. The cooks were busy. The chefs made a spicy stew to beat the cold. It was very helpful since it was just what they needed for Rhodium.

Depp was holding a carving knife and glaring at a chunk of ice. When making a sculpture it was a good idea to have the shape in mind. Pavo starting talking to Depp, Sculptors were committed to going to harsh environments to make sculptures! As an architect, Pavo was able to understand. Pavo walked through the snow to return to the expedition. Depp was very cold, but he could stand it since there was sculpting material everywhere. Most sculptures had a defined shape. Animals, plants, objects. Up until now, Depp also made sculptures in the form of shapes. However, this time he was going to make something different. First, he made a normal eagle. An eagle with sharp and clear eyes. But he made it going for a dive. It was going to eat delicious food. The eagle was in an improbable situation. Because of its speed, the heat turned into flames! Flames were pouring out of the eagle’s mouth. At first he only made an eagle, but then he started embellishing on it. A sculpture about fire! The eagle with glazing hot flames! A sculpture of fire that not even a strong wind could put out. Depp finished up the sculpture of fire as a high gust of wind blew across the Ras Hill. However, all he could feel was warmth. The form of fire in ice.

Depp was startled when he finished the sculpture. It was the first fine piece he had made in his entire life. The sculpture that Depp made was like rain in the middle of a drought for the expedition. The expedition was shocked when they saw the sculpture. The extreme cold that was plaguing the expedition was changed. People did not expect much when the artists and craftsmen joined the expedition.They did not believe that the artists and craftsmen had the ability to Help. It was the same for the sculptors. It was very hard and laborious work. They did not have very good attack power and they didn’t earn money well. A lot of artists live their lives in poverty in Rhodium and sculptors were not recognized either.

Finally, Oberon joined the expedition on Ras Hill. All 1650 users were gathered in the north. Before, the production classes were ignored by the expedition. Now they were actually coming with them to the north. It was thanks to their active participation in the expedition that many survived in the cold. Oberon nodded his head at the way the expedition had changed. Hunting now will be a lot easier now since we picked up people for the expedition in Rhodium. Oberon had not expected much from the artists. The expedition finally began to move in earnest. Oberon dispatched the expedition in all directions. Ten different teams were sent from the expedition!

A group of adventurers, knights, and clerics among others found a nearby village. They obtained information and the opportunity to receive quests from the village. The expedition would be risking their lives against the monsters in the northern continent. However, even if things did go well, they chose not to do it. They could not imagine what they would do if they ran out of stamina in the cold or starve to death without food. They wandered through the ice and the snow. Some of the wizards were specialized in ice magic. Due to the weather, their magic was much more powerful that before. They, however, received strong opposition. They were the knights and warriors that tasted death by freezing. There were monsters in the north that had a high tolerance to cold and were stronger in combat that they would think. A group of adventurers were able to find an ice cave. They were able to enter after breaking the ice that was blocking the entrance.

A number of the expedition died because they didn’t know that they were heading towards fearsome monsters. The ice monsters were able to maximize their strength in the cold weather against the expedition.Some of them were barely able to conquer dungeons and find a little treasure but it was hardly worth it. After suffering for 10 day, discontent broke out. No matter where they went, the snow went up to their knees. To make matters worse, the horses that the expedition had prepared had frozen and died. Needless to say, they were tired and reached the end of the rope! People became tired of the tedious and painful expedition one after another.

They were looking forwards to adventure and fighting, but instead they were starving and deliberately avoiding monsters. They couldn’t tell which monsters were strong or weak. That was because of the lack of information. They dispatched a group to gather information about the surrounding area but contact with them had broken off. They were divided and confused! Each guild began to branch off and do their own activities. Although it was the Cold Roses Guild that led the expedition, they had already lost many because of lack of trust. The expedition was going to rapidly collapse. It was on the verge of collapse because everyone was doing whatever they pleased. Many of the mid-level players that made up the expedition had also failed to come back.{vol 8 ch8}

Side Story Edit

Seechwi Edit

Seechwi for her race she had chosen to be an orc. Women usually avoided choosing the Orcs as their race and the proof was that less than 10% of the orcs were female. Cha Eunhee was very satisfied with how her appearance had changed. Her thighs and legs were thick instead of slender. Instead of a long thin neck like a deer it was more like a thick log. But more than that was the large protruding stomach that overlapped itself. Seechwi was born as an imposing female orc. In order to maintain a slim figure you need to constantly exercise and watch what you eat. She felt like all that mental stress and pressure had disappeared. Seechwi's identity was that of Doctor Cha Eunhee, a psychiatrist at the Great Society Rehabilitation Center.

She looked back to see a fat male orc. A male orc was standing there majestically with a disposable rusted glaive. There were other orcs next to him.Then ask if she wanted to join their party. It was much easier for orcs to make parties than humans. Those without high leadership could not make large parties. Orcs were able to make parties of 10 to 20 members without any experience penalties. For that reason orcs actively formed parties. It was extremely rare to hunt alone. Seechwi lifted her head when she heard this. Seechwi went hunting together with the Orcs.

Seechwi and the orcs went up to the wolves near the village. The wolves could be heard frantically barking. Orcs and wolves were both creatures that hunt in groups.They group up to attack weaker enemies, but usually more Orcs died. Just as the orcs were going to rush into battle, a wolf jumped at Seechwi. Seechwi saw it coming and side-stepped it. She had learned various different types of self-defense and her body responded in turn. In Royal Road, even if you were not very high level, having a lot of combat experience was very helpful.

This level of attack from the wolves was not very difficult. Seechwi continued to dodge and then raised her stick into the air. And then she struck down. It hit the wolf exactly in the center of the head. The blow was so powerful that cracks appeared on the stick. The wolves did not dare to recklessly charge at Seechwi again. This time it was Seechwi that charged at the wolves. Every time she took a step, the ground shook because of her heavy body. Seechwi danced around with a stick in her hand. She liked the race that she chose. It was simple and there wasn't any need for any complex unnecessary calculations. Seechwi squeezed her way through the wolves with her fat body as if she were possessed. [vol 8 ch2]

Seechwi scoured the Yuroki Mountains for Seoyoon. However to find one person was close to impossible. However Seechwi had a secret weapon. She could watch the videos in Seoyoon’s capsule! Seoyoon was hunting so with a bit of luck she could catch up in time. Luckily Seoyoon fought three to four monsters at once. All monsters gave up their lives when they attacked Seoyoon. She killed all the belligerent ogre forces in the Yuroki Mountains. Seechwi tried to say as gently as possible.

Seechwi ask Seoyoon could she join her and didn’t say anything. However Seechwi knew this wasn’t a rejection. If she had refused then she would have walked away. Seoyoon did not refuse because it was someone that she was close to. Seechwi stayed with Seoyoon who had gotten a quest from the Dark Elves even though she didn’t say anything. It was more comforting now that someone was traveling with Seoyoon rather than leaving her alone. It was still really dangerous and she could die in battle.

However, thanks to Seoyoon it was not dangerous at all. She took care of her because she was weak. Seechwi smiled seeing that there was a little change. It was difficult to start the healing process. Any treatment is useless if the patient is unwilling to open up. After she had saw Seoyoon cry, it was enough to show that she still had emotion. The elderly Dark Elf wanted to east a Red Dawn Fruit before he died. Seoyoon and Seechwi acquired information about the quest. It was not in Seoyoon’s personality to refuse requests like these. These monsters give a lot of experience and items. Then when she had finished about 30 quests. Seechwi became an Orc Commander.

The Orcs had a lot of professions that dealt with heavy weaponry. Orc commanders were a particularly special profession. Seechwi had not gotten a profession. An opportunity to get a profession barely ever showed up. She had been too preoccupied with doing quests. Rather than raising her level herself, she obtained most of her experience from Seoyoon.  The amount of experience of hunting with Seoyoon was small because of such a huge level differrence but she still received some because she was in the party.  It was more than how much she would have received from hunting alone! Thanks to hunting with Seoyoon, the opportunity to become an Orc commander opened up.

They wandered from the Orc Village to the Dark Elf Village while hunting. Normally someone with looks like Seoyoon would draw attention but she normally hid her face when she went into towns. Seechwi also approved that Seoyoon hide her face. It was not a good idea to draw people’s attention with a pretty face. There was no need to socialize with such people. Then they managed to obtain some information. Dark Elf Granbell told them that they were friends even if the dark elves are usually against Orcs.

Seechwi’s job helped her here as a doctorate in psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis was not just guessing what people were thinking. That was just the surface, and what it was really about was seeing the secret thoughts and emotions that people hid underneath. Seechwi was specialized in psychoanalysis and she grasped the villager’s tendencies. An female Orc flattering dark elves! Seechwi used her psychology to raise her intimacy with the residents. Through her hard work, she realized that the dark elves loved receiving flattery.

Dark Elf Granbell, after getting the red fruit for the dark elf before he died, told them about a good hunting spot. It was a dungeon that was a source of the undead that have plagued the dark elfs. Seechwi had a high amount of fame for her level. Orcs had fairly high growth for fame and levels. But that increased greatly by doing quests and hunting with Seoyoon. They had received hordes of information on hunting grounds. Seechwi and Seoyoon headed to the hunting grounds to become the first discoverers. Seechwi had a fairly high level until she became an Orc. She had chosen it because it was Orcs were very interesting, so she didn’t regret it and she wanted to level up and get stronger as soon as possible. The gap between her and Seoyoon will close quickly if she levels up faster. When Seechwi and Seoyoon went to the pit.  A discovery message did not pop up. Seechwi then remembered something. Karichwi had hunted alongside Seoyoon he must be here hunting, he was an Orc with a legendary presence. He became famous through the Hall of Fame video and the KMC’s broadcast. Seechwi led Seoyoon inside to find Karichwi. There were a lot of areas where monsters had been cleared out. {vol 8 ch6]

Pale, Surka, Zephyr, Geomchis Edit

In the Karaka Forest Pale, Surka, and Zephyr were nervous as they watched closely.Geomchi2, Geomchi3, Geomchi4, and Geomchi5 was going to show them how to fight properly. The geomchis were surprisingly agile and resourceful. It was hard to believe that the Geomchis could fight so precisely. They keenly attacked the monsters' weaknesses. Geomchi2 was especially skilled as the skillfully struck through the enemy's defenses without taking damage. It was hard to inflict damage to monsters with high defense. Even though it was hard to attack weak points like the joints, eyes, or the neck, if an attack is successful then it would inflict a lot of damage. They were able to overpower monsters early on in the fight.

The Geomchis had virtually no body Armor. They relied on their endurance and skills for their defence. They did not think they needed to get anything like that in the first place. In three to four hits they would be on the verge of death, but they never got hit since they avoided the attacks in advance. They put all of their power into their attacks and received minimal damage. An extraordinary ability to fight! They grew stronger through reading the flow of battle with their eyes and controlling their bodies in any situation. The Geomchis had climbed to the heights of master in combat ability.

However, the Geomchis bitterly regretted that they didn't have any defensive skills. They never wore any Armor and whenever they levelled they mainly stats into strength. And of course they only raised skills that were related to combat. Thanks to that their hunting speed was very fast. Their damage was abnormally developed. However each moment of a tremendous fight they were on the crossroads of life and death. Generally they avoided the weapons and attacks of the monsters. They were almost masters of this kind of movement. But then there were times that they were surrounded by several enemies and died. After a few times of dying miserably they saw to it that they have to escape being encircled. Geomchi2, Geomchi3, Geomchi4, and Geomchi5 focused their eyes. While keeping each other in mind, they thoroughly paid attention to the monster movements. But generally they were not able to avoid magic attacks. Because of this the Geomchis were desperately fighting. Every time they regretted that they did not invest in defense!

In the end Pale, Surka, and Zephyr could not come up with a definite answer as to how the geomchis fought and they never seemed to speak to each other or how they could avoid most of the attacks for monsters and how the geomchis could find weakspots so quickly. Surka guess it's about reading the monster's movements in advance, the dream of every combat related class.  Most players never thought to attack the monster's weakness. It was more fun to attack it normally 2 or 3 times. Hunting parties usually celebrated whenever there was a successful deadly attack. But Geomchis were so familiar with combat that they got one every time they attacked.

They were never in the situation where they were surrounded by enemies because they were always moving around. Zephyr looked at his fishing rod thinking he is not fighter. Pale was thinking this style of fighting was not for him. Mainly because Pale's and Zephyr's damage was weak they relayed on skill to boost damage and with sufficient skill mastery their damage can be pretty strong. Nevertheless they watched to try and learn how to perform fatal blows. They had struggled with so many different types of monsters so they had learn how to do this. Fatal blows were easier to perform from the monster's blind spots. Some monsters like yetis had high health and thick leather skin so it was difficult to land fatal blows and do damage. However the Geomchis revealed that it was possible to land fatal blows against hobgoblins, a similarly leveled monster with lower health. To some extent Pale was able to inflict a lot of damage. However Pale and Zephyr needed mana to inflict a lot of damage so they couldn't compare to the general melee classes.

The Geomchis had reach within an inch of their lives and started raising their perversions stat.  Irene naively watched the masters fight and didn't know what to do. For Weed, it was the right choice because of his high defense. But that was completely different for the Geomchis because with their pride they were unable to fight battles within an inch of their life. The Geomchis put all their strength and soul in order to keep up their image. The younger people relied on mana and long range attacks to fight. Close combat, however, required a higher level of difficulty since there was no resting in the battle for a long time. Even though the hobgoblins had bad equipment, the Geomchis were much lower level and the damage built up over time. Even with their lives hanging by a thread, they kept smiling as if they enjoyed the battle.

They were fighting hobgoblins using pincer formations and sometimes cross attacks. Geomchi2 and Geomchi3 attacked simultaneously! Pale and Surka's eyes shone fiercely. They saw, for a brief moment, a weakness in the hobgoblin's movements. In that moment, Geomchi2 and Geomchi3 moved in for a combined attack. The hobgoblins could only succumb to crying and shrieking! Geomchi2 and Geomchi3 cleverly used their positioning and formation against the hobgoblins as the battle progressed. Surka plunged into battle with her fists. She relentlessly attacked as she had discovered the weaknesses of the hobgoblins. It was risky but she targeted the weak points. Examine the monster until its weakness became more apparent. Surka understood this little by little as she fought.

Zephyr and Pale also found their roles. He drove the enemies into one place with a wide range of attacks with his fishing rod and then arrows were shot to inhibit the enemy's movements. Surka and the Geomchis then opened on that opportunity and rained down blows. They were fighting as a group rather than separately! The party was inspired by watching the Geomchis behaviour The party enjoyed their battle alongside the Geomchis. {vol 8 ch2} 

Hwaryeong had joined the party in the search for the King Snake, the boss monsters of the Karaka Forest. However, they could not find it. Geomchi5 saw a tree with some colourful patterns on it. Thinking weed could use it in a sculpture, but after starting thinking about the money he could get if he sold it. He pulled out the sword and slashed the wood. Geomchi5 saw that it was harder to cut than usual. An insidious sound came from behind as the head of a large snake appeared.

He caught sight of the King Snake’s head as it spit out its two-forked tongue. Geomchi 5 was cutting the king snake body. After this the party engaged in battle against the King Snake. It had a body length of over 10 meters and it was capable of moving very quickly. It was not a possibility to run away from it should it give chase. It hid terrible poisonous vapors in its body was well as very tough skin. The King Snake’s main weapons were its fangs and its poison, with have enough force to break a bull’s back. The incredibly pointed teeth were capable of piercing heavy armors. In the past they would have never thought of hunting the King Snake. However, now they had more companions and they all had developed a sense for battle.

Romuna used fire spells on the surrounding area as snakes hate fire. It was not a direct attack on the King Snake but it reduced its range of movement. But because of this the party suffered damage. Irene, Her main role was restoring health. Her defensive and blessing skills were a little lacking. Irene focused on healing the party’s health using holy magic. Zephyr took the role of baiting and luring the King Snake while Hwaryeong danced. Her dance was capable of lowering the enemy’s spirit and breaking their balance. In a sense it was a dance that was suitable for combat since it disrupts the enemy’s balance and does not revert to normal.

It was a powerful sort of curse. The snake began to have irregular behavior as Hwayrung danced. Geomchis found it hard to not watch Hwaryeong dance. Battle or not, all of their attention was devoted to Hwaryeong's dancing. They were in the back modestly watching her dance. The King Snake moved its big long head side to side along the floor. Then it spread its blue poison out. Others would usually instinctively fall into chaos rather than fight and protect themselves.

Irene was in the middle and she dispelled the poison. Geomchis rushed along an open path and slashed at the enemy’s body. Geomchis, all cast their skills. Because the King Snake’s body was so thick, the skills did not inflict that much damage.

The sound of Geomchis, yelling out their skills could be heard. The muscular Geom4chi’s was moving his sword so fast that it looked like there were tens of swords. Surka hit the King Snake’s torso with great force. Her sharp knuckles gave blows to the King Snake’s tough leather. The damage they were dealing was small, but with the Geomchis they were able to finish off the King Snake after a great struggle.

Since hunting the King Snake was so tough, they to head back to the Castle of the Dark Elves. Weed went back to the Plains of Despair and started running to the Castle of the Dark Elves once the party finished conquering the Karaka Forest and they took a break. A little later Maylon showed up and the group started talking. Pale and Maylon started talking to each other. Pale and Maylon quickly arranged a date. Romuna and Irene looked as if they stomachs were in pain. Geomchis watched the couple. They understood that women liked strong and reliable men. They had good bodies and they could fight well. However they could not get any women. The Geomchis thought that being muscular was exciting and attractive. But in reality they were unable to get any women. In order to maintain their bodies to the best physical condition in real life they mainly ate chicken and protein.  They needed to digest a lot of food because they needed large amounts of protein. They were also troubled with the level of water in their bodies. They tried their bests to supplement replenish their bodies and stamina whenever they exercise a lot. Many of the other also went through such challenges for thorough self-management from living through the sword. Thanks to that, they did not have the chance to ever meet any women.

Surka ask the people in the group if they wanted to meet up in real life. The Geomchis got exicted because they were going to get to meet up with many as five women Maylon, Irene, Surka, Romuna, and Hwaryeong. It was a rare opportunity to talk with women even if Surka was too young and Maylon had a boyfriend. Just hanging around the city with women would be pleasant. Maylon and Pale was against it since they didn’t expect to have anyone else get in the way of their quality time. Aside from that, Zephyr and Hwaryeong were relatively friendly with the Geomchis. Also meeting up and talking in real life was a good way to pass time. Needless to say, Irene and Romuna approved. Surka came up with an idea to meet up at a concert.

Hwaryeong was a little reluctant to meet up with people. She didn’t want people to know in game that she was a celebrity. But after while she tought she would be fine with this people so she agreed. Zephyr was also a little hesitant. His family’s company made millions overnight. He would only need to talk to strangers for 3 to 6 minutes to get their contact information. This legendary playboy would go out at times for 30 minute dates. Because of this, Zephyr was awkward to accepting interpersonal relationships. However, the time that they had spent together in game was not for nothing. [vol 8 ch 5]

Wyverns Edit

The 6 Wyverns flew in formation in a magnificent grandeur. Four had died in the battle against the Lich Shire and these were all the remained of the Wyverns that Weed made. The Wyverns would sometimes go to the ground to eat animals to fill their stomachs.At night they would sleep in large caves or on cliffs. They would take breaks to recover their stamina after flying.

Wyverns were mostly supposed to be like birds with sleek, streamlined bodies. That was to minimize wind resistance. Weed was short on time and created them roughly. They had angular faced and huge bulging stomach making it hard to fly. The wind on their face and body during flight was no joke. Because of this they were not going very fast and their stamina ran out quickly. It was hard for them to fly with Weed for days. So the Wyverns would expand their wings and glide. They need to keep going to meet Weed at Rhodium.[ vol 8 ch3]

They had to fly around Rhodium when their master want to go back to the Yuroki Mountains. Geumini was flying on the back of the Wyverns to the Yuroki Mountains. There was a lot of sunlight so they were getting really hot. The Wyverns were totally exhausted when they finally arrived at the Yuroki Mountains. They could smell the fragrant scent of flowers. Their favorite animals deer and wild boars were in the Yuroki Mountains. Their favorite food horse which they considered a delicacy. Inside the Yuroki Mountains, there were Centaurs.  Since they attacked with bows and spears they were difficult opponents for the Wyverns. Soon after they arrived their master left again. This time to the Northern Continent. It was much farther away than Rhodium. The Wyverns remembered their loyalty to their master and wanted to help him so the Wyverns flew into the sky again. The Wyverns flew in a straight line to the north despite the fact that they did not like the cold climate. Geumini was gleaming on top of Wah-1. {vol 8 Ch8}

Weed Gang Edit

It was then that Weed arrived in the Castle of the Dark Elves. Except for Mapan, who was busy, all the companions were united. Wasting no time, Surka walked over to Weed with bright eyes and asked if he want to meet in real life and that Zephyr, Hwaryeong, Irene, Romuna, Pale, and Maylol and her want to see a concert in a group. Weed was half-hearted about it. Concerts are expensive and Weed hated spending money on cultural activities.

Also there was an infinite amount of labor he could be doing in his house. Also Weed ran a strict household budget. For one month, he had an allowance of 2000 won. That was the amount set aside from food for entertainment. Weed was going to refuse. Weed found it hard that they all might meet up without him.  Then Geomchi5 went ahead and spoke for Weed saying he was a busy person and they he should not be forced to go. Geomchi4 also added in saying weed has a lot of work to do. They gave a strong defense in Weed’s favor. But Hwaryeong opened her mouth to speak her slight disappointment if weed not going either is she. Irene, Romuna and Zephyr were also said the same thing that it would be no fun without weed.

At that point, they changed their minds to meet up in real life. If Weed, who was at the center of their group, wasn’t going then they weren’t either. If Weed didn’t go, then it wouldn’t be fun. That was how much of a role Weed had. Geomchi2 quickly tried to change the subject. Geomchi 2 mention that it might be easier to meet near the dojo since he already goes there daily. Geomchi2, Geomchi4, Geomchi5, Pale, Hwaryeong, and Irene were all encouraging him to go. He noticed that they really wanted to meet up. It would be really embarrassing if he refused now. They made plans to meet in 3 days in a cafe then head to a concert. After this they went back hunting for a dungeon.

Weed said that 3 days in real life is about 8 days here so its plently of time to fully explore and clear out a dungeon. Surka thought about Weed’s claim. Surka is weed said it ok while Maylon shook her head as if she was hearing nonsense. She was thinking any decent dungeon would take at least a fortnight. Eight days was just ridiculous. But Maylon did not understand. The very moment that Weed said it, Hwaryeong and Zephyr started shaking their legs because they remembered their memories of hunting with Weed in the Basra Caverns.

Flashbacks of their first experience hunting with weed. Hunting for 29 hours without rest, they both reached their physical and mental limits while fighting monsters to such an extent. Then they went back to town to sell the japtem. They thought that it was the end only to return back to the cave for a few more days to do it all again. Now the gruelling hunt was going to be resurrected. {vol 8 ch 5]

Weed and his companions went to the area where they had hunted the King Snake. They were the first ones to discover the dungeon. Before entering the dungeon, everyone ate food until they were satisfied. After they finished eating, Surka stretched out her hands. She was hoping to get to level 300 as Pale had become level 296 thanks to their frequent hunting. Romuna, Surka, and Irene were also similarly levelled and his girlfriend Maylon was already level 310.

Pale did not spend all his time hunting like Maylon. He spent more time increasing his archery masteries. While training his character, he focused on raising his skills and masteries. The advice from the Geomchis had been a great help to him. With a bow and arrow, he had to suppress the urge to simply shoot at the monster’s body. He had to look for the brief moments to attack the enemy’s weaknesses! If you shot an arrow at the same time a sword struck the enemy then the damage from it would be higher than usual. It was time to show off his skills to Maylon.

At the entrance of the cave were Skeleton Knights. They were some of the monsters that went around patrolling areas. Three Skeleton Knights riding on ghostly Phantom Horses came charging. Surka jumped to the front and shot out blazing flames. It collided with the Skeleton Knights. Weed had been worried that it would be unreasonable to have Surka fight if she was underpowered. Apparently his worries had not been of any real concern. Surka charge into the Skeleton Knights and then circled around. She had rushed to the rear to strike the Skeleton Knights from behind.Weed admired her a little. In a fight against an enemy it doesn’t help to just have a more flexible body. You have to move around naturally and avoid the enemy’s attacks.It takes quick judgement and fast reflexes to succeed at such a tough feat. Good use of close range skills could be used to slaughter enemies in ways that long range couldn’t.

But that didn’t mean that clerics and wizards didn’t have an important role. However, Surka had very good judgement. She had rushed ahead of the Skeleton Knight’s attack to reduce the damage she took, allowing her to prevent further enemy attacks and strike in the enemy’s blind zone. Surka rotated her body to strike the Skeleton Knight. Her companions were not idle. Pale and Maylon shot arrows rapidly.Arrows continued to fly ceaselessly. The arrows flew around Surka and pierced the Skeleton Knight precisely. The Skeleton Knight was too busy with Surka’s attack to avoid the arrows. Geomchi2, Geomchi3, Hwaryeong and Zephyr were responsible for the Skeleton Knight on the left while the one one the right went to Geomchi, Geomchi4, and Geomchi5. The Geomchis generously showed off their advanced battle skills to the party.

Weed took out the Talrock’s that he had been saving in his backpack. He rarely changed his armor and usually stuck to repairing and raising his endurance. But Talrock’s armor was not just any armor after all. If he were to sell it he would get at least 10 million won. It was one of Weed’s treasures. Weed equipped Talrock’s Armor. It was made consisting mainly of mithril and it had the red pattern of the Church of Freya on its chest. The gloriousness of unique items! Hwaryeong could not hide her admiration since she was in the back of the battle.

Weed gave a low sigh and then he took out his sword to join in the battle. Weed struck at the Skeleton Knight with his sword. It looked as if the enemy froze in place as he unfolded his attacks onto him. The Skull Knight slashed towards Weed with his sword. Weed closed his eyes the moment it struck. Because of his high endurance stat and his black armor as well as the skill, he did not take that much damage from such a big hit. The Skeleton Knight gained more power through anger. Every time he got hit by the Skeleton Knight’s attack he would close his eyes and then strike back. The battle then changed up. The Skeleton Knight started moving his shoulder bones towards Weed. It was heading towards his arms and wrists. Then he closed his eyes. He anticipated the enemy’s attack. That was because it was the only way it could attack.

The Skeleton Knight’s blade was covered in a devilish shape. It started using skills. The Skeleton Knight wielded his sword quickly and 3 after images came at Weed. Weed guess which was was real and his eyes closed and reacted. He could accurately judge the skills of the undead. One mistake and he could take significant damage. Even with his high endurance, it was difficult to take deadly attacks. His health would drop rapidly and his power would drop severely. He could become temporarily paralyzed and potentially lose an arm or a leg. He is coming for the throat. He kept his eyes closed as he let the Skeleton Knight strike him in the shoulder with the sword.

The Talrock’s armor could block 3 to 4 times more damage than normal. However an armor was useless if the user had poor skills. Most warrior types classes did not even bother to learn the skills. It was reckless to fight with his eyes closed even if it was to raise his endurance stat. Most people did not bother to struggle to raise endurance. However, Weed did not miss anything trivial related to combat. He gave up on using his eyes. By doing so he would raise the skill proficiency much faster than usual so that its effects would increase. Even with high endurance and defense he wanted to maximize the use of Cold Eyes as well. It was unavoidable for beginners to close their eyes in their first battle. However actually using the skill was a world of difference.Weed had the courage to close his eyes and use the skill in the middle of such a difficult battle.

It was easy to lose track of the enemy in battle with one’s eyes closed. But he was deliberately closing his eyes. He was well acquainted with the enemy’s movements. He knew where the enemy was attacking and how to attack back. Development of skill did not rely on the senses alone. Geomchis were getting excited as fighting for them was as familiarto them as eating. It was going to be eight days of grueling hunting but they were going to enjoy every moment of it. But it was going to be difficult for the members that were not monsters like Weed and the Geomchis. However, everyone had changed from how they were in the past quite drastically. The Geomchis were indispensable but Pale, Hwaryeong, Surka, and Zephyr’s combat skills have improved dramatically.

Weed sent Pale out as a scout.Usually Pale would be leader but things were different when Weed was in charge. Everything was left up to Weed. Weed stood at the forefront of battle and dealt damage with his superior swordsmanship and endurance. Someone that fought directly would usually be more useful as a leader than an archer.  Weed had cold bandages, providing food and repairs, and effective skills that no one else had. The Rotten Lich Dungeon increased in level as they moved on. They would face Skeleton Knights, Chimeras, and other monsters of similar levels. The monsters were at least level 300 and in severe cases up to 360.

Since it was the stronghold for the Undead Legion, there was no wonder that the monsters had significant levels. They could engage moderate numbers of enemies thanks to Hwaryeong's dancing. The party would collapse upon and destroy moderate groups of 7 to 8 Skeleton Knights. Exploring high level dungeons required special attention. Dancers had a big role in distracting enemy attention. Of course, sometimes a dancer’s skills could fail. They could fall down from dancing. Once they lose balance then the skill loses power momentarily. The higher level the enemy the more dancing was required. Hwaryeong had to continue dancing uncomfortably. Her legs were staggering and there was a pain in her legs but she still danced strongly. Sometimes it would fail when there were Chimeras. That was because they didn’t have any eyes to see beauty with and the difference of levels was lacking since they were at least level 350.

The Lich had made Chimeras with a wolf’s head on top of an ogre’s body. A dancer’s dance was usually limited to human and humanoid monsters. To go above these constraints required a significant amount of skill.  After hunting for a while, Irene was startled when she checked her stat window. They were hunting 3-4 times faster than usual. They had also discovered the dungeon so they were receiving 2 times more experience. Irene looked at Weed and the Geomchis’ with envious eyes. Priests were known to have weak attacking power. Weed wanted to speed up the rate of hunting. Zephyr's eyes darkened. Hwaryeong's held her breath. Up until now they were hunting comfortably. The moment Weed said that meant that it was time for the real hunting. The party's hunting speed accelerated.

By now, they couldn't rest and traveled quickly through the hunting ground, and if no one was injured after battle they immediately went on to the next hunting ground and continued. So since they started this hunt, they have completed several rounds of battle. After battle had ended, the people who needed to heal up gladly sat down by the healer. Those that could stand up were free to break off into their own group to continue hunting in the next region. They got up and started hunting again. The problem was that the speed was slightly increasing. The interval between hunting and more hunting left them with no time to breathe. Weed leaded his companions into more battle and more battle faster and faster. They were hunting at a fearsome speed so they were getting experience and items rapidly. They were quickly levelling up.

Irene had a lot of mana. She would heal them as much as she could and they would keep fighting. Whenever their health dropped below 30% she would heal them. To survive as long as possible, Weed would treat them. With his advanced Cold Bandages, he could heal up up in a flash. They only took short breaks for bandaging. Zephyr and Hwaryeong resigned themselves to their fate. While the others, they would get hit on purpose so they could rest comfortably for a bit. If their health drops low then Irene would just heal them. After a while Weed would just bandage them up so it was almost impossible for them to get a fatal wound. Hwaryeong and Zephyr had the same thoughts when they had hunted with Weed the first time. But after the other got hit by the Skeleton Knight to take a break, Zephyr and Hwaryeong would just a have a slight smile. Then Weed would yell and come over with bandages tell the others to lure the monters away for a while as he bandaging them up. They were never going to get break.  This was because of the unprecedented hunting speed. [vol 8 ch6]

Finally Seechwi and Seoyoon met Weed and Pale’s party. To Surka and Irene, seeing an Orc here was amazing enough and it was also accompanied by a woman. Seechwi was also surprised she did not know that so many people were hunting here. Seechwi ask if first discoverers of the dungeon? Pale decided to step in since Weed didn’t look like he was going to say anything and told them they were. She asked if they know a way out since the party went to so much trouble to find this place. They had suffered and earned a right to hunt in the dungeon. In the Versailles Continent, the higher level dungeons were monopolized and murder was common over them. It was common to get kick out if you did not get permission from the other hunting parties in advance. But the Weed party told them it was ok to hunt here as well.

Pale asked if they wanted to joined them in their hunting party. Seecwhi smiled at what Pale had said. It was very rare to find such pure and good people on the Versailles Continent. It was even harder for Orcs. Most people wouldn’t let others join in their party. It could be seen what caring people they are since they invited them to join their party. The Geomchis were happy about this because all they saw was a woman and they didn’t even see her as an Orc. Seechwi could not help but think they were a good group of people. Seechwi then introduce herself and Seoyoon.Weed was surprised the moment he saw Seoyoon. She was covering her face so he couldn’t see that it was her. He could see the armor and sword that only Seoyoon had. The problem was that Seoyoon had already discovered the statues he had made of her. Weed was scary that Seoyoon came chasing after him as Karichwi. Weed messaged his party and told them not to tell them that he was Karichwi.

His party easily listened to Weed. The Orc Karichwi had already risen to the top of the Hall of Fame. It was unnecessary to tell others and cause Weed did not wanted trouble. In fact, Weed was afraid if they did tell people. He had reasons to be afraid. It would be annoying if Seoyoon chased after him ruthlessly with her sword. He had nothing to be afraid of from boss monsters. His pride as a man! It was alright as long as they didn’t say anything. Weed raised the hunting speed now that Seoyoon joined the party. He wanted to prevent his party from talking with Seechwi and Seoyoon. Everyone in the party except Weed was worried about the two newcomers and Weed speed of hunting. Geomchi2s started to compete with each other to show off their skills to the newcomers. Seechwi and Seoyoon were positioned themselves next to Irene.

Then the Skeleton Knights appeared. Seoyoon pulled out her sword and rushed forward excellently. A powerful force came from the sword, It had tremendous crushing power. The Skeleton Knights brutally collapsed. The monsters that Weed and the Geomchis had to hit so many times to kill, Seoyoon caught easily. Geomchi4 widened his mouth. The opportunity to flaunt themselves in battle had disappeared. Weed was acquainted with Seoyoon but it came as a surprise to the rest of the party. It was the first time they saw such a high level user. With Seoyoon, hunting got much faster. The party fought a nonstop battle against high level undead.

Pale was short on breath and Maylon wanted to give up on life. However, she already saw the others attempts to die, and how Irene and weed would just heal you up before you could. Irene refused to let anyone die because this of her pride as a cleric. The situation changed now. They begged Irene to let them die. But Irene refused to let them. Under Irene’s strict protection they were not allowed to die. It only made the party suffer even more and increase their wanting to die. They continued to fight dozens of enemies in the time span of 1 hour. They used to take breaks in moderation and leisurely chat while hunting. But it was different with Weed there was almost no rest just endlessly hunting. Hunting became several times more difficult. There were several life and death moments in the course of a single hour. A relentless hectic battle ensued. It was Pale’s and Irene’s first real hunting experience. Weed would sweep away on the monsters back on the Continent of Magic. Now he was doing the same here in the Versailles Continent. Unfortunately, his party was witnessing it for themselves.

They thought they would go insane as days passed. For two days they continued to complain and then they stopped. If they had the energy to complain they would rather rest. Hunting at such a tremendous pace high levels of stamina. They could last three or four days. But they were forced to go even further than they were ever used to until now. Then on the seventh day they manged to hunt all the monsters in the dungeon. Weed was happy he managed to raise his sword skill five levels. However it had severe side effects on the party. Pale, Maylon, Surka, and Hwaryeong collapsed. They were literally too tired to stand up. Only Weed, Seoyoon, Seechwi and the Geomchis remained. Seechwi also did not have much strength left. In her eyes, Weed and the Geomchis were not human. At first she had thought that Weed and the Geomchis were just manly people but then decided that they were monsters after having been dragged around. Because she was low level she had to be on the defence a lot. Geomchi2 did not hesitate to protect Seechwi despite her appearance.It was uncommon for men to do such things nowadays. Seechwi logged out and Seoyoon terminated her connection without saying anything. Even if she fought monsters to relieve stress, this was just too harsh. The party was going to leave but then Weed looked at Geomchi. Weed and the geomchi now had a map of the dungeon and went back hunting. {vol8 ch6}

After a while, everyone else was already gathered together. The Orc Seechwi and Seoyoon were there too.  Weed had a pain in his chest whenever he saw Seoyoon. She was definitely going to get back at him because he had made a sculpture of her without her permission. The idea that Seoyoon was a killer was firmly held in his heart. Even if she had not learned how to wield a sword properly, he feared the terrible things that would happen if he was careless. Weed was trying to resume the hunt when Geomchi raised his hand. Geomchi want to hunt separately for a while. It was a decision the Geomchis had made after talking about it to each other. Hunting together in groups was more enjoyable. But they realized the limitations in it. There was a limit to how much they could avoid an enemy’s attacks with just their movements.

All their stat growth was in attack! They were very vulnerable to magic attacks and curses as well as to sudden attacks from random monsters. Their defence was very low and honestly speaking their damage was too weak in order to be hunting with the party. Then they had seen Seoyoon. Their damage was nowhere close to her level.  Most of the other Geomchis came in order to hone their skills but the instructors had come to play around. However, for the first time they got sincere about the game. Although it was only to remove their weaknesses and raise their skill levels to become the very best. They wanted to become the best in this world as well. It was difficult for them to bear being even a little bit weaker than someone else.  Geomchi5 was tired of being alone and wanted to become the best because being the best means that they would become very popular and hopefully find girlfriends.  

Geomchi4 remember that there was a famous guild Outside of Serabourg recruiting players for a hunt. If they went and show that they were the best, then they would become popular. They could show off their unrealistic and overpowering strength to women and children. Geomchi thought about it and nodded his head. The Geomchis made their decision to leave. On the surface they left in order to become stronger but real it was to find girlfriends. They then asked Weed made they wear basic armor. The armor needed to be light not to restricting their movements and they wanted some magic resist so they don’t need to be that wary of magic.

Weed made armor, boots, helmets, and gloves from the iron ore and leather they obtained from the Rotten Lich Dungeon. It came out with relatively average defence because he was using normal materials. He also made cold Bandages made from sewing skills. Weed had made several rolls of bandages. The bandages could quickly stop bleeding and restore health. Weed gave them a backpack filled with bandages. Since none of the Geomchis had healing skills, the bandages would prove to be a valuable lifeline for them. After the Geomchis left, Weed’s party returned to the Castle of the Dark Elves.

They met with Mapan to dispose of the japtem and then they checked over their items in preparation to hunt again. Continuous repetitive hunting! Weed knew all the details about the surrounding area and monsters in the Yuroki Mountains. Now the overall level of the party was about 300.It was time for crazy hunting. Acquire items and gain experience. Thanks to his various production skills he could hunt faster and more efficiently. However, Weed was going to have to wait. Back in the city of the dark elves there were some uninvited guests waiting. The pope candidate Alveron and around 100 Paladins from the Church of Freya was there. They came up to Weed and gave him a salute.  Such a wonderful sight caught Surka by surprise. The Paladins were lined up in the middle of the day in full uniform.

Alveron took a step forwards and ask weed that they needed an answer for him now. Weed did not say anything. His party however was making a big fuss. The Knights of the Church of Freya came to call him out. Irene and Romuna were amazed. Once again, Hwaryeong admired Weed. They had been hunting together, but Weed’s fame was beyond anything they could ever think of. He was the one who obtain indisputable power in the Continent of Magic. Then he laid out his own story in the Versailles Continent. It was thrilling to listen to his stories of adventure! It was incredible to learn these facts about Weed.

Weed had a smile on his face but it looked a little bit annoyed. He was taking something like this on calmly. Weed wanted to run to anywhere that isn’t here. However, the Paladins approached them at a very quick pace and he was completely surrounded. He forced on a rotten smile. Weed asked what was going on. Alverson told weed that since he left Morata, Paladins have been dispatched to police the province. Weed could not think what the big deal was; Weed had stayed in Morata to combat the True Blood Vampires. Ice stretched across the desolate land. At the end the people that were turned to stone were awakened. Alverson begin telling him the history of the north and the forgotten Kingdom of the Niflheim Empire. All Weed could think was this was going to be another difficult quest. Alverson told him he needed to cleanse the Valley of Death and recover the treasure of the Niflheim Empire to restore the King’s honor. They would need to leave right now and the priests, on Alveron’s command, would teleport them immediately.

Weed asked pathetically. Could he bring some companions this time. He needed to take someone with him so he wouldn’t die alone in the north alone. They were recklessly heading to the land of ice after all. There was no way he was going to withstand the cold alone. Alveron nodded, Weed looked back at this party. He looked at them with eyes of reminiscence. Pale and Zephyr’s said no they needed to rest. On the other hand, Maylon was thrilled and having all sorts of expectations about adventure and Hwaryeong was willing to withstand anything if it was with Weed. However, Alveron just shook his head. He could only pick one person to go with him.

Weed began to worry about who to bring when Seoyoon walked forward. It was actually Seechwi who firmly pushed her forwards. Weed was incredibly scared. He would die if he travelled with her. However, it was hard to openly reject her. Fear of Seoyoon! To think about it, Seoyoon was the strongest and the most useful person to bring. While he was hesitating, Alveron argeed to Seoyoon going. The senior priests triggered the teleport circle formation. Weed, Seoyoon, the paladins and the priests were covered in a bright light. [vol 8 ch8]

Real Life Edit

Lee Hayan Edit

Lee Hayan has been wondering for a while about whether or not to inform Lee Hyun about his admission to the University of Korea. She waited until he had passed the document screening and interview. She did not tell him early because she known he would not go to the interview.  He could only feel disappointed at the end of her words.Lee Hayan went to see an interview. It was difficult to find people like Lee Hyun. 30 minutes early to the interview. She safely finished the interview. However the tension was not over. She must get a scholarship at all costs. Lee Hyun had promised her. If she could get a scholarship, then Lee Hyun promised that he would go to the University of Korea. Lee Hayan was now waiting for the results. [ vol 8 ch3]

Lee Hyun Edit

Lee Hyun  got up early in the morning to do his housework. He logged in to the Hall of Fame. He uploaded videos of the Lich and dungeon hunts. He didn’t expect too much because non-quest related hunting videos were not popular. People enjoy watching fierce battles instead. But it has its advantages, because other players also upload videos of themselves hunting. He did it in hope that others will take interest in it. It was a difficult competition in order to gain more popularity. KMC Media browses the Hall of Fame looking for hunting movie videos that will sell. Lee Hyun, again uploaded the entire video of his two days hunt.

Out of nowhere, something in his computer rang. He had uploaded the footage stored in his capsule onto the Internet using his severely outdated computer. From time to time, he would find random parts from broken down computers to repair his computer.  Weed browsed around on the internet until noon for information. He could not allow himself to fall behind on info about Royal Road. There were all sorts things going on throughout the continent all the time that no one knew about. Lee Hyun accessed the Dark Gamer’s site. There were a great number of Dark Gamers.  they could be referred to as one of the most pivotal forces on the Versailles Continent. It was filled with people regretted participating in the Northern Expedition.

At first things had started off well since they were moving to the northern lands. However, they had not been prepared the imaginable cold and ice storms. At night they could get killed by a chunk of ice or freeze to death because of the cold. However due to the extreme cold, it was easy to catch an awful cold that considerably reduced physical ability. They would have a hard time travelling in the north and they would have to fight against the monsters and wild beasts so gradually more people would desert the expedition. They had high morale at the beginning of the expedition, but after they suffer like beggars for a while it would soon disappear.

In the post about the Necromancer profession, there was already a lot of information that was gathered about the class. Some very tricky quests had to be performed to become a Necromancer.To produce the first undead, it required fresh bodies and they need to have an affinity with death. Weed still had not sold the tome he had obtained from Lich Shire. Early on, Necromancer items will not sell for much. The market value still have not been formed. Necromancers were very good magic professions since they did not need to buy magical items in order to use spells like wizards.As more time passes, the Necromancer class will gain more popularity and the price of the tome will gradually rise. Each of the posts boasted the advantages that their profession had. However, nobody recommended any crafting professions.

His little sister came back early from school She asked him what he is doing and he say meet people on royal road. Lee Hyun sometimes talked to his sister about Royal Road. His sister always paid attention whenever he said anything about it. Hayan Lee said she was staying home cause she was tried. Lee Hyun quietly left the house. Hayan Lee leapt up from where she was and nervously paced around after making sure she locked the door. At 5 p.m. the University of Korea would announce the results on the internet and by phone. Hayan Lee was waiting for the results. She was going to find out whether or not Lee Hyun passed and how she was going to tell him.

The cafe was booming. It was located in the area around the university so the place had a continuous amount of people passing through. Apart from that this place was also popular for other reasons. Couples in Royal Road would meet up here. This was a place where you could meet people that you built relationships with in Royal Road! The five geomics were there Ahn Hyundo, Chung Il Hoon, Choi Jong Bom, Ma Sang Bom, and Roi Lee.

They, who have trained their entire lives in the way of the sword, arrived first and were waiting for their companions. They had combed their hair back and their muscles were bursting out of their suits. They all were nervous about meeting so many people they have never seen before.  It was uncomfortable and awkward, but none of them were willing to leave. A long time passed. The time for the meeting was in ten minutes. Oh Dongman appeared holding hands with Min Sinhye. On the Versailles Continent, Min Sinhye was Maylon and Oh Dongman was otherwise known as Pale.

Dongman and Min SInhye bent over and greeted them. They faced them and tried bending over to return the friendly greeting with their large sturdy bodies. Iron River, the nickname that Mapan had given them when he first saw them surprisingly fit. Ahn Hyundo tried to get the instructors to relax with the young people. Then people began to show up one after another. Ahn Hyundo and Chung Il Hoon bent over to greet Kim In Young who came into the cafe wearing a bright white dress. She took a seat and sat down. Then Yeon Hee Park and Yoon Soo Park came over to say hi, otherwise known as Romuna and Surka respectively. They could not help but be surprised when they saw Ahn Hyundo.

The cafe became calmer when Choi Ji Hoon, otherwise known as the fisherman Zephyr entered into the cafe with his gentle look. He reluctantly made a respectful greeting. By now he had already been noticed. He was meeting in real life. The entrance was getting loud. Jae Lynn arrived. She blatantly appeared walking in. Even with a hat and sunglasses, it was easy to know someone’s face. The moment Jae Lynn entered the cafe, everyone stopped talking and turned their attention towards her. The clothes she was wearing, even if it wasn’t a performance costume, harmonized with her appearance. The clothes sofly exposed her waist and the top of her chest, showing off her seductive curves. They could not take their eyes off of her white neckline.Looking around the cafe, Jae Lynn walked in the direction of Ahn Hyundo and Chung Il Hoon.

The group was trying to figure why Jae Lynn was walking to them. They still did not know why. Jae Lynn greeted them. She sat down in an empty seat. Dongman widened his eyes and asked nervously if she was Hwaryeong. Jae Lynn nodded in confirmation. Of all the women that have yet to show up, Hwaryeong was the only one left in the group. ‘So this means…that we have been playing the same game as Jae Lynn this entire time. Dongman and Min Sinhye were shocked. Yoon Soo Park told her she looks pretty in real life and Jae told them about the changes she made to her character so people would not recognize her. Jae Lynn and Yoon Soo Park started having all sorts of conversations.

A large number of people were meeting up on table 2. A mix of young men and women created a bright atmosphere. Having a fond conversation about small topics.  However, Ahn Hyundo was in his 50s so he just sat there. He did not say a word and just sat in his rigid posture.  They played together in Royal Road. But the age difference was just too much so he couldn’t hold up in conversation. Then Lee Hyun came into the cafe. He did not modify his appearance in Royal Road so it was easy for them to recognize him. Yoon Soo Park waved her hand. Lee Hyun slowly approached and greeted them. He was already acquainted with Ahn Hyundo, Chung Il Hoon, Choi Jong Bom, Ma Sang Bom, and Roi Lee. Lee Hyun easily accepted it since he saw them a lot in Royal Road. Lee Hyun was going to sit next to Jae Lynn. It was the empty spot near the entrance so he did it without really thinking. Jae Lynn was a famous singer. Like Ahn Hyundo, Lee Hyun had no idea of it. In fact, according to Weed’s criteria, Jae Lynn was an average woman. Chung Il Hoon and Choi Jong Bom had a scary face and they had a hard time talking to people for the first time. Aside from looking scary, it was hard to them to say anything in such a rigid atmosphere. Once Lee Hyun came, it was easier for Chung Il Hoon and Choi Jong Bom to talk. The edge of the burden was relieved. Finally it was time to go classical concert. It was very full because a famous French orchestra was performing tonight.

Oh Dongman and Min Sinhye reserved some seats in the middle. Min Sinhye reserves such difficult seats because she was in the broadcasting industry. Lee Hyun sat down. The concert began with the conductor’s greeting. He was a rookie conductor recognized in France. He held concerts all around the world and raised his fame and confidence.It started and then 10 minutes in, there was a sound. Chung Il Hoon and Ahn Hyundo had fallen asleep and were snoring. Oh Dongman looked around everyone was looking at them. Oh Dongman’s face reddened. He was also scare that they would recognize Jae Lynn. 10 mins later Oh Dongman, Kim In Young, Min Sinhye, and Yeon Hee Park were all asleep. Their consecutive hunting accumulated a lot of fatigue. They fell asleep when the tension was gone and it was relaxed. Ji Hoon also slipped into sleep. A group of people were falling asleep. Jae Lynn was startled when she heard the sound of snoring during the classical music. Everyone was asleep. She carefully whispered to Lee Hyun, who was sitting next to her about waking them up. No response. Jae Lynn grabbed Hyun Lee’s hands and shook them. She was literally shaking him to see if there was a response. He was watching the performance with his eyes wide open but he was asleep. Jae Lynn just sighed. Eventually she just closed her eyes.

Hyun was sound asleep as he was unknowingly lying against Jae Lynn’s shoulder. Jae Lynn could feel the touch of his body as she gently stroked his hair. Meanwhile, the conductor was furious and in a frenzy. The conductor put all his strength into conducting the orchestra. They left the concert and they were stretching out. Ji Hoon went ahead and took them to a nearby restaurant.Eating all they could would relieve their fatigue. They got a lot of meat onto their bowls and got platters of roasted meat, They shared up the roasted meat and drank while chatting. It was nothing special, but they were satisfied and happy. By the time they finished dinner and went outside, it was already dark. It was a bit of an emotional parting. They suddenly met with each other and saw each other’s faces. But they did actually meet in real life. They exchanged emails and telephone numbers and then they went home. Lee Hyun rode on the bus and went home. But when he went home, he saw Hayan sitting on the chair in front of the computer wiping away her tears.

Lee Hyun trembled with anger. Hayan had never been fortunate in the past. Kid would use to tease about their parents. Hayan was using the computer and went to the University of Korea’s website. There was the list of successful applicants. She got accepted. Lee Hyun quickly glanced at the monitor screen. She also got a scholarship.  Hyun Lee’s body was trembling. When he first heard it he had tears of joy. If she received a scholarship then Lee Hyun would have to attend university. Lee Hyun had a bad taste in his mouth. He was going to send his sister to college, but now he was going to spend an enormous amount of money to attend college. But he already made the promise. However, he was not light hearted.  There was more to worry about than college acceptance. Now he still needed to earn money.  Lee Hyun took out a passbook hidden within a book and gave it to Hayan. Lee Hyun wanted to teach her how to spend money. Ever since he was young, he was always saving and he did not know how to spend money. But he was not stupid to think that money was something that he took to the grave. He spent his money sparingly.  Lee Hyun was tenaciously collecting money for his family. Hayan’s eyes were tearing up.She carefully opened the passbook which contained 30 million won that her brother had been steadily saving for her college tuition.

He willingly walked around to save bus fare to save up this money. For a while, Hayan had trouble holding the money. She didn’t know what she was even supposed to spend it on. She was going to go the college and try to not spend a lot of money. But she was a college student. They were supposed to be economically self-reliant. Books, tutoring, and tuition were covered by the scholarship. In the very end, Hayan decided to order a capsule. {vol 8 ch7}

Quests: Edit

Artists of Rhodium: Accepted and completed

Proposal to become the Ruler of Rhodium: Rejected

The Secret to Moonlight Sculpting: Accepted and completed

Find the Lost Light: Accepted and uncompleted 

Item Obtained: Edit

Serena’s Harp

Black smelting material

Black Iron


Elegant Black Helmet of a Young Noble

Precious Lightweight Black Boots

States And Skills Obtained: Edit


Eyes Closed Tight.

Sculptor: Edit

Sculptor with a lot of money (aka Geumini).

Titles Obtained Edit

Lich Dungeon Hunter

Chapter Involved: Edit

Part 1: Rhodium

Part 2: The Golden Statue

Part 3: The Silhouette of a Golden Statue

Part 4: Northern Expedition

Part 5: Moonlight Sculpting

Part 6: Hollow Dungeon

Part 7: Classical Concert

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