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The Warm Of Morata Edit

This is the ten arc of Legendary Moonlight Sculptor. It starts from Volume 10 Chapter 8 to Volume 10 Chapter 10.

Brief Summary: Edit

Weed went backed to Morata and started too prepared for heading to the Vampire Kingdom. While he waited Weed made sculptors and help increase the amount of tourist in Morata. Weed also gather his gang of friends to help him on the adventure. Before he left he gave all his money to the village elder to help built Morata.

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When Weed returned to the Versailles Continent, the sun had already gone down and it was evening already. The clear sky with stars like jewel was twinkling in the sky. Dark clouds loomed overhead of Weed. The entire rest of the Continent was busy watching the televisions. His complained and lamenting over his cursed profession. First the Rhodium City of Artists now Morata. Rhodium was a city infested with beggars. There was no guarantee that someone would try and overthrow Morata after Weed took over. Ripping off the residents and squeezing out large taxes. For Weed being a vicious dictator was truly his dream.

Weed wanted to be a dictator. But a lot of traders did not come through Morata because it was far from being a metropolis. Famous fortresses did not border it nor were there well developed hunting grounds. He looked up the regional status window, Lord Weed was allowed to use that command. Morata was not even at the level of Baran Village in the kingdom of Rosenheim. Now that he thought about it, the town had been reduced to ruins by the vampires and that halted its development. Weed quickly regretted it. He usually had a lot of regrets but he could feel this one tingling in his bones.

Developing the military and the economy would require a large sum of money. It would take hundreds of thousands, no millions, of gold to advance Morata into an enviable city. Weed did not have the time or money to afford it. At this time, seventy six of the lords on the Versailles Continent in the various kingdoms were users. Most of them have and are attending college. By governing and improving a town you get fame and fortune! However, it was not an easy task. There were various mountains around the town of Morata. After the ice that had piled up melted, the surface of the rock was exposed. Weed climbed the mountain while holding Zahab’s Carving Knife. No matter if it was day or night, Weed never forgot to make sculptures. When the sun rose, he had made many sculptures. There were strong tough men with weapons such as swords dancing around. When the moon rose, there were women as well. But Weed did not stop there.

He worked on the rock to make a slender arm. It was softer, unlike the other rocks he had used in the past. To keep the feel of the sculpture he had to pay attention to the materials. Seoyoon. He had spent several months with her. It was very difficult to sculpt various people doing different things such as dancing. After 10 days the sculpture was Weed had thought in advance and gave it a noble name calling it A Night in Morata.

After he was done it he had advanced handcrafting level 4. Every time the skill rose, his damage increased by 8% and his crafting products would have better effects. The sculpting class was amazing because of the ability to learn all crafting skills and access to the handicrafting skill, as well as the amazing two times growth rate for skills. He recently learnt the truth. Handicrafting rapidly raised the Sculpting skill. It also widened the number of skills affected by Handicrafting. It boosted all manner of production skills with more gentle handling, such as picking herbs. It made sewing more elaborate and helped to restore the durability of repaired items. Even mages needed some level of Handicrafting. One could not hope to increase the Handicrafting by focusing on one skill and repeating the same thing over and over. Therefore, one needed a large variety of skills and training to boost the Handicrafting skill. In other words, endless physical labor!

Whenever he got a level in Handicrafting, Weed could not help but smile. Weed looked to see that there was no one else around. Then he started to dance around vulgarly with the carving knife using Moonlight Sculpting. Sometimes he expressed his delight like a crazy man. It was his one act of comfort from having to constantly repeat the same thing over and over. Weed painfully reflected on his work. He was not sleeping or eating properly and it had affected his work. The finished work however would have to be successful compared to the effort involved. Weed put a massive amount of work into his sculptures but a few still ended up as failures. Weed went towards the rocks without a break. He had to go to Todeum but he could afford a little time. For the next sixty days of the Versailles continent, Weed sculpted from the rocks in the mountains. He managed to make a couple dozen classic pieces, four grand pieces, and one masterpiece. With that, he managed to reach Advanced Sculpting. {Vol 10 Ch 8}

When Weed was making the tower he had no idea what to do and was going to make a normal tower. The sculpture itself emits light so it was hard to think of an idea. Weed was annoyed with his harness. He was able to use moonlight sculpting to make small sculptures, to some extent, by outline the shape. But for such a large object, he had to think of one or two things else. Weed dealt his frustration of hanging on the peak by slashing the rock. He was dangling high above the ground with the sculpture. As he was smashing the snow with moonlight sculpting, tears trickled down his face. So far to note, in the sunlight the effects of light sculpting was greatly diminished. Then night came. Morata village had a full moon. The moon shone on the sculptures crookedly. The mirror like surfaces of the rocks reflected the moonlight. Weed was irritated as he clung onto the mountain. He spent hours trying to position the moonlight correctly. Gradually he just slashed to cut the sculpture at more angles. {Vol 10 Ch 8}

In the past, the other villages around Morata were devastated from waves of monsters. In the streets piled up with snow, around the buildings with patched up ceilings, many people were gathering around. The thing that captivated everyone’s attention was the glorious statue! The number of tourists visiting Morata increased exponentially each day. Ever since the ice melted in the North, hundreds of thousands of travelers from the central continent moved over. Some of them came to Morata. Morata was one of the most important geographically positioned paths to the rest of the Northern Continent. Still, no one expected that such a large crowd of travelers would come. Moreover, they did not expect to be able to use the town as a base when they were hunting. The Tower of Light had changed everything. Women were the first people to come and see the beautiful Tower of Light. They had seen the video, but standing directly on top of the rocky mountain in front of the light choreography was an experience of a lifetime that one would never forget. It was impressive to see it shining in the moonlight until the sun rose over the plains.

Over time the popularity of sculptors grew. Most of the tourists that came to the rocky mountain was due to the Tower of Light. There were still a lot of female users, but there were a lot of males as well. There were couples everywhere! These men were forced to visit by the women, but there were some classes that visited for more practical reasons. The life-or-death hunting. However, less than 10% of the entire Versailles continent actually hunted to this extent. The effects of the statue eased and hastened hunting. They wanted to hunt but didn’t want to leave the proximity of Morata Village. The statue was the symbol of Morata Village! Because of the advantages of the sculpture they were forced to stay around the village. The church of Freya was also affected.

The priests and paladins were readily available if one wanted to receive blessings or dispels. Morata was the only village at the center of the Northern Continent with a church. As the number of tourists steadily increased, the effects of the statue will continue to develop the amount of quests and hunting grounds. Weed could not watch over it for long. Time was approaching for him to go to the Vampire Kingdom of Todeum.

He summoned Tori. Tori was dressed in black clothing as well as a black cloak. A handsome pale face! He was tall and overflowing with grace.  Weed looked over him with his eyes. Only three days left until it was time to go there. Weed did not forget to remind Tori about the last three years he had him for. Weed wanted to gather more detailed information about Todeum. Todeum is their Holy Land and every three months there is an celebrate were vampires gather. The nobility of the night get together and celebrate our eternal lives with blood. Compared to the crude and childish technology of human civilization, the nobility of the night have cities boasting a long history. Vampires were the nobles of the night so expect luxurious and fashionable lifestyles. According to Vampire Lord Tori, Todeum was a place that humans haven't been to in the past and will not be able to go to in the future. So it was only available for Weed!

The number of quests in Morata increased but there were too many tourists. Even for a simple quest, there was a lot of competition. It was hard to have a monopoly on a hunting ground. It’ll be easier to find people to party and go hunt monsters. Even though it was worth it to hunt in Morata, it did not even cross Weed’s mind. He could not ignore the doubled experience and benefits of hunting for one week. Weed wanted more information. Weed wanted to know if he could bring friends. Tori warned that if anyone that dies in the kingdom of the night they are banished to the world of men. That meant that there was a significant penalty of dying once since they would not be allowed to respawn in the nearest city but rather expelled from the kingdom.

It was not uncommon for people to die in the middle of a quest or hunting. This is because there are others that have already experienced it the first time. In other words, that was the risk of hunting somewhere this rare since he could die since he didn’t know about the hunting grounds or quests. Nervous because of not knowing what there was to come! The situation was unpredictable. To make matters worse, he couldn’t take along the Wyverns or Geumini. They wouldn’t be able to come back since, when they died, they had no way of reviving. Weed sent Pale and three others a whisper. {Vol 10 Ch 9}

This was the day that Vampire Lord Tori had announced! Early in the morning at Morata village, the Geomchis, Pale, Irene, Seechwi, Mapan and their other companions were there waiting. Mapan had eventually become a mid-level merchant. Because of his skill level, he was now able to trade in precious metals and gems. He now had a very luxurious wagon. It was a large wagon that was drawn by 8 horses and was capable of carrying a lot of cargo and groceries loaded within would not spoil as quickly.

Mapan bought supplies that he thought they would need for Todeum. He went around Morata Village, buying and stockpiling supplies in his wagon from the residents and adventurers. In the meantime, Weed was at the village entrance earning himself some quick money. Sculptures carved by the great Sculptor Weed! Almost all the tourists that visited Morata wanted to get a souvenir. There was a long line of people in from of Weed to buy sculptures. The money he got from selling the weapons and armor he made through the blacksmith skill was more than he was expecting.  But here buying sculpture is considered a luxury most people can’t afford. It is rare for people to buy sculptures as gifts because the prices for sculptures keep rising due to rarity.

Yurin was drawing paintings nearby. There were even people flocking near Yurin, comparable to that of Weed. However, the big difference was that they were all men! There were a few customers that came multiple times. Men flocked with much liveliness to see his little sister, the beautiful Yurin! She was far more popular than Weed’s sculptures. Weed had to make huge sculptures or sculptures using expensive materials to get good effects. That was what it took in order to make a sculpture with tremendous effects. Sculptures contributed to the development of cities and kingdoms! However because sculptures, are by nature, hard to transport due to its weight was the reason that people did not buy such sculptures.

Fine sculptures don’t even sale for much, unless they are at the level of Grand or Magnum pieces. Pure passion, and the ambition to create great pieces of art! So a true artist will immediately choose the sculpting job skill. Weed fell to the ground in regret. To immerse himself in his work and the joy of getting his blood boiling towards a finished product brought him a sense of accomplishment! But then again, it couldn’t be compared to the feeling of one licking their fingers to finger through a stack of stiff million won notes. He was thoroughly a sculptor that thought about money! Rather than trying to sell heavy sculptures, it seemed that it would be better and easier to sell food to the people buying paintings. Finally all the food supplies had been gathered.

People who were waiting in line to receive a sculpture were given apologies before their face of yearning dissipate in disappointment. After requesting Mapan to wait, Weed then went to the barn, where he took out Talrock’s armor. His new piece of armor made out of mithril that shines. When Weed equipped the armor, the armor gave him a decent amount of stat bonuses. Wearing nothing but black, black armor, black cape,looking like a black knight! Thanks to his intermediate blacksmith skills, he could equip other job class’s armor, despite him being a sculptor. Weed came out of the barn, fully equipped in the armor to emerge onto Morata’s street. {Vol 10 Ch 10}

Weed was wearing armor that was made out of mithril. The way other people saw Weed changed. He had spent a few days on the side of the road with a carving knife and a piece of wood or stone and now he was the center of attention and envy. He walked past the pedestrians and over to where Mapan was waiting. Mapan walked with him to where Yurin was waiting. It was a piece of armor made of a material that absorbs light. They walked endlessly. It was a special and luxurious item that only a few adventurers had and it was rare just to see one. Weed looked rather ordinary so he was relieved that others would not recognize him. However, the pedestrians’ reactions were different.

In fact, he had worn the armor so that his sister could be proud of him. Weed, Mapan, and Yurin walked towards the center. A bunch of muscular guys fought together closely in a group, mainly using swords. The Geomchis were not unknown. Many had become famous by going around challenging people in the pursuit of martial arts. Now the people’s attentions were focused since the Geomchis had now gathered in Morata and were now ready to leave for somewhere. If you came to the northern village of Morata then you shouldn’t be a beginner. Most of them caught on quickly and realized something was going on. They noticed the strange signs that were going on in the village. The massive hoarding of groceries and the Geomchis were gathering. Not to mention Pale’s conspicuous party adorned with pretty good weapons and armor. The third fact was by far the most attention grabbing. The new Orc species! Orcs could speak human tongue and they traveled between villages, but this was the first time they have seen one.

Seechwi felt delighted. It was more comfortable for her now that people could approach her more easily rather than looking cool and glamorous like an ice queen. Weed, Mapan, and Yurin went to the vacant lot in the center to see that it was overflowing with thousands of onlookers. Because of the rumors people had come from all over Morata. All sorts of people were waiting to see where they were going to go; from adventurers, travelers, hunters, clerics, and bards. Surka felt awkward from all of this attention. She moved away and hid behind Irene. She could never handle so many people focusing their attention on her.

Morata was the key city in the North! Over a thousand people came a day and they were always going off on adventures in new hunting grounds. People were currently active in exploring the North and the number was increasing. They came in earnest from the central continent and soon the number of people in the north will be equal to everywhere else. There were approximately 50000 users in the North. Given the large size of the continent, the remote areas were largely unexplored. People would form parties to go on quests, hunting, or adventures. A lot of people would gather in the cities to share information. Other people rushed to Morata to sightsee.

More often than not, they would go with Weed to hunt. The feeling of being short of breath and the excitement in their chests. Irene’s eyes were twinkling. Every time someone died, priests would always feel sad about it. Weed’s rate of hunting was 2~3 times faster than normal. However, such high paced hunting was always rewarding. On the other hand, the Geomchis did not seem to be nervous at all. They were about to leave. The onlookers were waiting to see what they were going to do with anticipation in their eyes. Morata’s village elder quickly ran up to him. The village elder called out to Weed. The surprised onlookers were in an uproar. A user was the Count of Morata. But even more surprising for them was that the village elder called Weed the Count.

Looking around, Weed replied. Counts were considered one of the highest of the nobility. They had more authority than almost everyone in the kingdom. The village elder was panicked that the village was almost out of food due to the number of tourists and residents. Weed need to build a trading post for the commercial development of stores for grocery and fabric exchange. Weed was listening to this story and realized that it was dangerous. He could only come to one conclusion. Money he was asking for money.  The village elder was shedding tears. They need money to invest in building and repairing houses for the town. Zephyr and Pale felt bad for the village elder.

Instead it would have been better for the village elder to talk to Mapan about such matter. Traders often collected money and would usually be able to spend about a thousand gold. But then the unthinkable happened. Weed let out a long sigh as he opened his backpack. He then pulled out all of his money. By saving his money by using it as little as possible, he managed to save 30,000 gold. By selling the gold and silver treasures of the Nifleheim Empire, he managed to earn 230 thousand gold. That meant he had a total of 260 thousand gold. He handed every single bit of it over to the village elder. Weed put in a huge amount for wide scale development of Morata. It was an essential component for a village like that of the cities in the central continent. Thrilled, the village elder he started asking weed How to spend the money.

Weed spent 10,000 on village maintenance; it was used for the maintenance and construction of houses and roads in the village. If basic buildings are not made, then resident satisfaction, commerce, and public security will worsen. Developing these facilities help somewhat. He only had about 130 thousand gold to work with. That was because the village elders would never work with a small amount to invest with. He told the Elder to spent about 100 gold for each house.

Weed spent about 300 gold on Security;Security reduced the crime rates in the village. It made a big impact, since it affected the villagers’ satisfaction. If crime occurs too frequently commercial development and production would degrade. There are a number of elements affecting public security and residents with high crime rates would not participate. The amount was very small, but thanks to the Freya Church policing Morata it was not a bad choice. Weed spent 0 gold on Military; Political and military power increased whenever the region expands. The military would manage Morata’s affairs. They would train knights and soldiers to fight monsters and defend the kingdom from enemies of other regions. They were loyal to the village. It was the cost to maintain a strong military power, but ultimately it was a means to increase territory.

Weed then spent 0 gold on art; art help the villagers become more happy. Free imagination and creativity was the basis for the growth of culture.  Even if someone had put dirt in his eyes, he would never invest in art. Art did not bring in any money! Now one area remained.

Weed then 119700 gold on commercial development; As productivity and commercial development increased, so did the town’s tax revenue. It supported livestock and agriculture as well as the town’s technology. It was also used to develop mines and construct buildings, increasing the town’s productivity. Grocery stores increased the number of goods and quantity available from the trading post. Blacksmith development increased the quality and production of weapons, armors, and tools. The production of specialty items will increase. It was important to make conservative investments in the most specific areas as possible.

Mapan shut his mouth. At first he had thought that he was just a really cheap person. Once again this was the time to gauge Weed’s leadership. However, the truth was very different. The growing number of tourists! Morata was safely under the Church of Freya’s protection for another year, so there was no risk to the village or residents from monster attacks. Other users could attack Morata. However, they were not willing to attack Morata because of the strength and influence the Church of Freya had. Paladins from the Church of Freya were known to be some of the most strongest and unforgiving people. Morata was set to develop. Then in the future he could recover the money he had invested through a tremendous rate of exploitation!

While he was delayed by the village chief, Mapan, Pale and Geomchi were waiting. Surka said, smiling brightly as she took lead. Mapan got the wagon. Whenever the wagon moved it left deep ruts in the ground. This was because the wagon was filled with different types of fabric and leather, jewelry, mountains of food, combat supplies, and other products. If you pack too much it wouldn’t move, but he had calculated and carefully placed the items so that the maximum quantity could be taken. Once they found out Weed was the Count of Morata they became even more anxious. It looked as if they would follow them to hell if they must! Weed was moving in the direction of the west canyon.

They had witnessed the large amount of supplies that brought along. Weed’s party headed into the foggy woods of the west canyon. Thickly grown trees blocked out the sky. It was hard to see through the dense water vapor in the fog so visibility was bad. Swarms of insects buzzed ominously. Monsters did not pop up from the fog in the forest. But the daylight was getting dimmer and sounds were getting closer. The people circled around cross the foggy forest. Only one group continued into the forest while the others avoided it. The people waited as Weed and his companions went into the fog. They waited for one hour, two hours but they heard no news. Some people waited at the end while the others went back to the entrance. But they could not find any trace of Weed or his companions.

The Forest of Mist in the Eastern region! Water vapor rises from the land, the trees releases the savage wind. There was a strange feeling flowing from this place. Even for a short while it was an unpleasant place to stay in. Weed summoned Tori here. They heard something as the ground shook. A swarm of black flying bats! He had red, bloodshot eyes with sharp canine fangs protruding. There were a large number of vampire bats swimming throughout the fog. However, they did not attack Weed, Pale, or Geomchi. They flapped their wings and flew lower. Some of them hung upside down on trees while others on the wagon. Looking closely, each of them had the signs of nobility of the night from the protruding fangs and the elegant wings. Maylon, Irene, Romuna, and Surka were surrounded by 200 thousand vampire bats. Surka and Romuna had a joy that no one else could quite understand. Some would say that bats are ugly creatures but they found them very cute. Irene slowly went and put a bat on her hand. Irene also had weird tastes. Maybe it was because she didn’t have to worry about them trying to attack and eat her. Vampire Lord Tori knelt down respectfully. They were ready to go to Todeum. He could finally get away from Weed’s outrageous tyranny! Tori circled around them. The Geomchis’, Irene, and all the party were waiting here, where they wouldn’t use up their Stamina. Weed, leading the way, climbed on top of the vampire bats. Then he slowly rose into the sky. The humans were flying as well as the carriage! The vampire bats stuck to the lower part of the carriage to carry it. {Vol 10 Ch 10}

Weed and his companions flew on the vampire bats. The acrophobic Surka screamed. The bats did not have as much power as the Wyverns, who had large stature.Whenever she made eye contact with the ground she would be overcome with fear. It was very shocking. It was a grandiose start to the adventure of a lifetime. This was the kind of adventure that Maylon had fantasized about. It was slightly different than how she imagined but one does not ride on top of bats often! It was incredible to think if there were people flying above the ground on bats. Pale was expecting the same thing. This was the next place that they have gone to since the City of Heavens, Lavias. They spent a long time going on quests and adventures. The bats flew for a long time until Morata was out of sight. The faraway lakes and mountains looked smaller than their fingernails. They were so high up that the village looked like a dot. Then they stopped in place! The vampire bats were flapping in place.

The noble Vampire Kingdom Todeum is in the world of the night. They could never be able to get there during the day they need to wait till night. They remained hanging in the sky listening to the sound of the air. Weed let out a deep sigh. Weed was regretting. A whole day had been lost. Daytime had passed and now it was night. The door to Todeum was now open. They were standing on ground instead of the sky! Deeper and deeper they went into the unknown swamp. Tori smiled, the entrance to the Kingdom of Todeum. At the end of the description he plunged into the hole and rapidly descended. {Vol 10 Ch 10}

Adventurers Edit

A large number of adventurers arrived in the town of Morata. People used to stay away because of the severe weather, but now it had subsided. Since the air and weather was refreshing, it was no surprise that monsters and adventurers started to appear. The adventurers wanted to look around the village. Villagers looked at the town in amazement. Most of the northern towns had been devastated. With all the monster attacks, public security was a mess. In most towns, the monster had invaded too far. They were less than villages and more like hunting grounds. Monsters would trot around freely, eating and killing humans!

The party of five cautiously approached the village. This party was quite famous in the Versailles Continent. Behind the party was a total of 300 people. People sought to explore the northern continent. They thought it would be safe once they entered a town. However it was early in the morning and that was the time that monster activity peaked! The party raised their vigilance whenever they entered a village. The Morata citizens greeted them in unison. The adventurers went around Morata’s specialties shops. They looked around at the trees and the ground. The reason was soon revealed. The adventurers saw a bunch of cute boys and girls holding a bunch of pretty sculptures! The residents were trying to make money somehow. They were trying to earn money like how Weed earned chump change in the beginning. Then they saw a vacant lot where Weed was sitting.

Weed piled swords and armor next to him. The treasures of the Nifleheim Empire. After so many years, the weapons and armor deteriorated and are now sold as antiques. Weed built up on the items with story. The adventurers found themselves interested in Morata village. They were surprised at the unexpectedly good performance of the stockpiled rusty swords and armor. People flocked. It was after they heard and saw the unexpectedly good performance of the items. Some people were reluctant to buy after finding out the price. The performance was fine but it was overpriced! The equipment was old so the durability was 20% lower. Weed picked up the clothes. Repairing old clothes! Using his sewing and blacksmith skills he could return them to their original state. Of course it was impossible to do complete repairs. The polishing would also disappear over time. Repairing them gave the treasures of the Niflheim Empire durability equal to common items but there was more. It had been so long since they have been repaired that the increase of durability and the change in the appearance of the items were spectacular.

The guests complained while trying to beat him in a price war. Weed also actively utilized engraving. There was the sculpture of the beautiful woman that Zahab loved his entire life. As well as Emperor Geihar Arpen that united the continent. He was selling food along with the items. This boosted the value of the items. Equipment performance was not the only aspect. No matter the performance, people wanted to look nice as well. Nicely engraved equipment and sculptures worked to give a slight stat boost. Weed’s hands and mouth were moving non-stop as he advertised. Weed sat by quietly wondering how many people were going to buy. When there were limited amounts then price went up. Weed sold the equipment so well that he sold food of the Nifleheim Empire for the rest of the time. {Vol 10 Ch 8}

Adventurers in Morata Village! They were all wearing similarly designed weapons and armor. Dirty, old, and colorful clothing and armor! It was questionable whether or not the swords with cracks in them could cut a tree. Nevertheless the adventurers were satisfied. Weed wickedly sold low durability equipment after repairing them to temporarily give them more durability and defense. Of course it was still less expensive than the plated armor sold in stores. The adventurers did not have much money left. The adventurers split up to talk to the residents. They didn’t know whether or not it was dangerous outside the city. Therefore they went looking for information about hunting grounds in the surrounding area. If you raised your friendship level with the residents then you would get better quests and clues about dungeons. Fortunately the villagers were very kind to the adventurers.

North, East, South, West; no matter where you go the ancient Nifleheim Empire is infested with monsters. Quests related to Morata’s specialty of cloth and leather were available too. They would easily exchange materials for money. Many residents told them to check out sculptures in the east of the village. The adventurers were curious. The adventurers went to that place in the rocky mountains that they heard about. Hundreds of thousands of rocks were piled on the mountain. Surprisingly many of the rocks were crafted. Rock sculptures. Nothing comparable to something like a mountain, but there was quite a lot of them. A sculpture of the villagers entertaining themselves in a festival! Many of the sculptures symbolized the paladins of the Versailles Continent’s Church of Freya. The sculptures were gradually built up along the mountain on each level. It all led to the pinnacle of the sculptures.

The effects of various sculptures! The sculptures on top of the mountain would be considerably helpful for hunting. The adventurers gaped in surprise. Buildings and other works gradually age with time. In other words, it was not possible for these to be remnants of the ancient Niflheim Empire. These sculptures were still fresh! The sculptor that made these had created them recently. Weed was the most famous sculptor that was named in the rumors. He was known for the hard work in creating the pyramid in Rosenheim Kingdom.

Among the adventurers, many of them had heard of Weed. It was rumored that Weed had blacksmithing and tailoring skills during the expedition. People did not know that the blacksmith skill lifted the restrictions on wearing items as the skill rank increased. That was because there were few intermediate level blacksmiths. A fierce debate broke out over the topic. Everyone had their suspicions and were saying something different. That was what the general conversation was becoming. His supporters would never dare to imagine that Weed was a money mongerer. It’s as believable as a pretty female celebrity saying that she’s going to the restroom! Still, the adventurers had yet to see the most important sculpture.

When the people saw it they did not leave to hunt. They sat down and waited for the sun to set. They sat around relaxing and chatting. Then night fell. A pitch dark night. There were clouds in the sky so they could not see the moon. Nevertheless, the tower radiated warmth and light. It was as if it was bright jewel, a beacon of light. Most people did not like the idea of sculpting. For those without prior knowledge of art, it was difficult to feel the inspiration. Even if it was a world famous sculptor, some people can’t be impressed by what it’s supposed to mean or realize why it is special.

However there were people that could appreciate the Tower of Light. It was solemn and somber; in the cool, pale moonlight there were 7 brilliant hues of clear and transparent light. Suddenly the clouds over Morata parted. The moonlight poured onto the surface of the tower and scattered. Everywhere around the tower was bathed in the moonlight.  Sounds of amazement came out of the viewers’ mouths. The tower concentrated light in the center of the tower and dispersed it through the small towers in a mixture of light. The concentration of light! Light reflected from the small towers to the central tower. Reflection of light! The small towers scattered the light at various angles.

It changed and distorted. Many rays of light could be seen in the sky. It spread increasingly as the tower generated light. Soon it covered the entire mountain! Therefore they were exposed to the sheen of the light sculptures. The light danced. Every time the clouds or the moon moved, the light would dance. A dance of light that could not be expressed with words. It was a fantastic sight. Usually sculpting showed a shape directly. However light sculpting was different as it was not the sculpture being displayed but the light itself. A piece of art that can be seen but not felt! The people did not think about leaving that spot.

A great sculptor made the Tower of Light! It did not take a long time for rumor to spread throughout the Versailles continent. It improved and made his name more well known. Weed worked for the people in the past and had a reputation in sculpting. The people that were impressed told their friends. A video was put on the Royal Road website about the Tower of Light so users could watch and talk about it. The users began to appreciate the production classes. Bards eventually sang praises of Weed. {Vol 10 Ch 8}

Side Story Edit

Weed Gang Edit

After Pale and Romuna returned from the Yuroki Mountains they warmly welcomed Yurin. Hwaryeong had not known that Yurin was his favorite family member. Everyone was a bit skeptical that Yurin was joining the party. Pale scratched his head the mountains were dangerous and could not promise her safety. As the leader of the party he asked carefully so that she could avoid getting hurt. He talked to her about moving some where safer for beginners. Yurin thought for a moment and then shook her head. Yurin said she would just go somewhere sate to draw monsters. Yurin sat down on an empty spot and took out a bunch of painting materials. A few moments later she drew a picture of Pale shooting a monster with arrows. Yurin moved the pencil quickly across the canvas. She then painted a piece of murderous ogres running around.

When she was done she obtained ability to named monsters. Monsters with names are 20% stronger. However, this was done intentionally because named monsters have more experience and better drop rates. This was a hidden skill of the painters! The party had to fight fiercely against the monsters that got buffed from the painting. Yurin began to scribble over the picture of the ogres. She gave beards to the scarred murderous faces of the ogres. She also gave them glasses and made them hold a book as if they were conducting a performance this cause The Ogres to become become lazy and gentle natured. Yurin was very helpful with her paintings even though she did not engage in combat. Looking at her silently hold the painting to herself, wearing her cowl hat, made people want to give her a hug. But the images she was painting were quite bloody. It was quite a sight to see the ogres, known as the lords of the forest, being tossed around like rabbit. The heads of the ogres were skewered by 3 beautiful golden snakes. Yurin was a very pretty girl but the picture showed the cruel reality. Inhumane abuse! Pale nodded a little. In Yurin’s veins flowed the same blood as Weed. {vol 10 Ch 8}

Other people were thrilled when they saw the Tower of Light. But the people that know Weed found it hard to believe. Yurin was suspicious. Pale fell into anguish. ‘Maybe we were wrong about Weed all this time?’ They wanted to see him. Artists are often misunderstood for their sense of aesthetics. Irene apologized to him tearfully. Zephyr grinned. Hwaryeong felt she was mistaken about Weed’s mindset. {vol 10 Ch 8}

After Pale received Weed’s whisper, he asked the others for their opinion. Currently Pale has the position of leader and this adventure had a significantly high probability of death so he had to see what his companions thought. Maylon was the first to answered and she wanted to go. Since they were lovers it was no surprise that she was going with him. In addition, whenever Weed went on an adventure there were opportunities to be had. Maylon had gone hunting with Weed a few times, but she had never truly gone on an adventure or quest with him. Surka was not sure so she want to know if Romuna was going. Romuna told her of course she was going because the vampire kingdom would be very beautiful. Romuna and Surka were vampire fanatics. When they were young, they were mesmerized by vampire movies.The girls were even fond of the little bloodsucking vampire bats. Now only Yurin, Hwaryeong, and Zephyr were the only three left to make a decison, as well as Seechwi. Of course, Zephyr was going along loyally.

Hwaryeong already made her decision to go along the very moment Pale mentioned Weed. She wanted to go with him for the Northern Expedition but unfortunately he had refused. Now the party turned their attention towards Yurin and Seechwi. In this case, it would be very dangerous for Yurin since she was very weak. Yurin wanted to go to Todeum with Weed. Seechwi decided to go. It was an Orc’s nature to fight, even if the damage was insignificant. For a monster, it seemed appropriate to go to dangerous places! Seechwi had sorrowfully been a member of their party a few times. Pale’s party was mainly comprised of young people so she seemed to be an old maid. The generation gap! Irene and Surka treated the elderly warmly so that made the sorrow even worse.

Not too long ago, Seoyoon had finally managed to say something again but since then she had not said anything else. She wasn’t suddenly going to get better, so to get her normal again it would take time for her to regain her words. So in order to recover Seoyoon, Weed’s presence may be an important role. So for her sake, she must go. It was an important reason to stay near Weed. Mapan was a shameless trader preying on the Orcs! Mapan always told others. He had learned the fundamentals of trade from Weed. He even looked in the mirror and practiced until he had a rotten smile. Mapan was going to participate in the adventure to the vampire kingdom. It was a huge gain for merchants to go to a new area. It was a great opportunity to exclusively get money, skill and fame from selling. For the Vampire Kingdom Todeum where no one was able to go to, it was something a trader could not pass up.

Weed had led the Orcs and the Dark Elves against the monsters in the Yuroki Mountains. Weed had invested tens of thousands of gold in order to affect the battle. Mapan could not help but feel nervous. There were benefits to be had in an unfavorable combat situation. The Lich Shire and the Immortal Legion! His heart jumped every time as the large number of enemies dwindled. There was so much tension, excitement and thrills and then it was over. Mapan wanted to go on such an adventure again. {Vol 10 Ch 9}

Geomchi Edit

Instead of hunting in a party like Pale, they were deep in the Yuroki Mountains with their swords. Every day, from morning until evening, they would wield their swords. A sense of urgency was contained in Geomchi2’s sword. The sword was his way of life. He did not regret it. If he could, he would walk down the path of the sword once more. It was not about making the body stronger but the mindset of it.

Their thoughts were filled with selfishness as they wield their swords. It didn’t matter if they were sweating profusely as if it were raining, they did not even think of quitting. They were completely immersed. They swung their swords 100,000 times a day. They wielded their swords even when they were not hunting. Strength depended on Skill and Stamina, so they only took breaks when they were exhausted. It took time to move to another hunting ground, and it took considerably more time to find party members. Even if they got into parties with others, the hunt did not last very long. But for the Geomchis it was more of a hassle. Fighting by themselves! They swung their swords 100,000 times a day. They did not need any rationalizing. Once they set a goal, all they did was train. They did not bother with complex calculations. It was enough to shed sweat until breathing became difficult. Such was the only life they knew.

Increasing the Weapon skill was far from tolerable. Normally people would get sick and tired of swinging a sword all day. Nevertheless, they steadily remained devoted. On top of the cliff, they continued their monotonous lifestyle. Then they got a call for Weed asking them to join him on his quest to the kingdom of Vampires.  The Geomchis had separated once to seek individual training. Now it was time for them to reunite. Geomchis gather! The Geomchis that had spread to the far corners of the continent to seek the way of the warrior gathered back together. They had a wide range of purposes. Some went to find strong swords, others drifted, and few went on quests. Most of them went around trying to find strong people to challenge. They moderately raised their levels by hunting. Some even gathered to help the devastated town of Morata. They learned to never give up and all manner of tricks to fighting. Geomchi5 saw in the eyes of the five hundred trainees the spirit of a warrior. {Vol 10 Ch 9}

Da’in Edit

A shaman with long straight hair and a violet wand walked into the entrance of Morata. She looked around and asking about where was Weed. In Lavias she was the woman who played around with monsters with blessings, curses, healing, attacks, and magic! She was now focused on going around the Versailles Continent and playing in party hunting quests. She had heard the rumors about the village of Morata and its outstanding Tower of Light. Da’in could remember that Weed was a sculptor as well as a great fighter. The sculptures he had made were meager. Since his carving skills were low, they didn’t even become fine piece. There were sculptures that resembled monsters. Listening to a rumor, Da’in had guessed that this was the Weed she was looking for. A lot of people had the username Weed, but it was uncommon for them to be sculptors as well. Thus she came to the northern continent and mingled into the village of Morata. {Vol 10 Ch 10}

Gaston and Pavo Edit

Gaston and Pavo arrived in Morata village. Pavo looked back in reminiscence. During the time in the northern expedition they faced annihilation at the hands of the dragon’s Breath. Pavo thought they were bound to lose their lives. Architect and painter! They were saying all sorts of complaints about their profession. When they turned on the television they had seen that the expedition was a success, but they were stuck back at the City of Art, Rhodium. They missed out on the chance for fame and the savory rewards. They had out growth Rhodium. Repeated works in one place gave less fame. The difference is negligible at first, but difference between the first and the tenth work was considerable. A faint light was in Gaston’s eyes. It uncommon for painters and architects in Rhodium to get jobs but there is the whole Versailles Continent. There’s nothing keeping you here.

Gaston already had a place in mind “lets go to Morata.” That’s bringing back the bad memories that they had in the northern continent. It was difficult for people to go to a new place. It was even more difficult for production classes. Then the two middle-aged men underwent a number of challenges to get to Morata. They had to go through dangerous zones that were teeming with monsters and sometimes they were chased by bees. Several times they barely escaped and made it safely to a town! They lay down in the street, exhausted, until they got the help of a passing by merchant. If it had not been for the digging skills, then they would have almost died. They would dig a hole in the ground and hide until the monsters left. This would not have been possible if they did not see the monsters approach in advance. Thankfully for Gaston, the skills worked exceptionally well in the snow.

They could just dig a hole anywhere and hide. Painters and architects with poor survivability but they had their ways to cope. Even so, it was important that they had caught a ride with that merchant or they would not have been able to survive their crisis. Fortunately they met in the middle of the northern continent where it was still relatively safe. Gaston and Pavo were basically wearing rags, but the people around didn’t seem to mind. It was difficult for thousands of the people that had come to Morata. Many people would arrive looking as if they have not bathed in days. Gaston was a little surprised about Morata as he washed his face.

They did know that this was just the entrance to the village and that people flocked daily. Quite a number of people were busy walking around the village. Merchants had opened stalls and were selling to people as were chefs selling food. A Morata resident walked up quickly and grabbed Pavo. Asking if he was skilled architecture.  Pavo trembled as he replied that he was. The resident needed a house because his wife was pregnant.  Pavo nodded his head. Houses made by digging out stone. A lot of the city was busy in building new houses for the residents. The villagers were even building a shopping district. The residents were able to somewhat construct this much. But the quality of the houses affect the villagers’ satisfaction and improve public security. On a certain level, productivity increases. Even with a few people helping out, you still needed the professional help of an architect. A kingdom. The construction of a wall around the town of Morata. In order to ensure the safety and stability of the town, they built a wall and expanded the city. A lot of people were interested in participating. It was announced that there would be a new village made outside the wall. Morata village was still underdeveloped. They had to create new fields and waterways. Large scale investment in Morata was rapidly changing the environment for the poor.

These were the best kind of quests for an architect.The opportunity to actively participate in the development of a city! Pavo pulled up his sleeves. Gaston could not conceal his envy as he saw Pavo working. Having issues with your profession was a most sorrowful thing. Quests were very few and you work for next to nothing so often you end up starving. However, in Morata, they were in great need of an architect. There were god knows how many jobs for him. However, things then changed for Gaston. Residents came up to him. He needs a signboard for a shop that he was going to open. It was not a very difficult job to do. Then the village elder came. He need a picture on the city gates as a symbol of the village. Various doors of opportunity opened up for Gaston. He was even asked to draw a map about monsters in the vicinity. When the map was completed, it could be sold to adventurers and he would get fame. He even got jobs to make paintings for the castle. Tons of Weed’s investment was used to develop the town. Aside from donations to the Church of Freya, the village elder put large sums into art and culture. {Vol 10 Ch 10}

Real Life Edit

Lee Hyan Edit

As soon as Lee Hyun came out of the capsule, he logged onto the item trading site and looked up posts on bows. The posts bombarding the board reflected the number of archers there were in the game. Prices were very high because of the limited supply. Weed smiled at this because he could get a high price of the High Elf Bow. If he placed it on the auction site then he could get a very high amount for it. The value of level 400 weapons were high. Then there were the various options it had on it, such as high damage and long range. There were too many advantages on the elven weapons to count. Lee Hyun was excited. He would have registered the King’s Bracelet and the High Elf Bow on the auction site, but he decided not to on impulse. It was not an exaggeration to say that unique items could be cashed in at any time. However putting them on sale came with a price.The purpose of good items was to be worn and ultimately become stronger. He decided to keep it for himself for the time being. Instead of looking further, Lee Hyun stood up and left the house. Lee Hyun headed off to the supermarket.

The supermarket was built on the fifth floor of a department store building, with many customers coming and going. It was highly unusual for Lee Hyun to be in this place. The usual Lee Hyun absolutely did not go to supermarkets. Generally the price of produce and poultry was expensive. With goods like meat and eggs, it could not compare to street markets. He could not believe his eyes. Looking at the prices, shopping at a supermarket would often exceed his budget. Even arguing its advantages that it was convenient did not make up for how much would be save from shopping at a street market. Lee Hyun grabbed a cart. He was shopping to celebrate his good luck! He chose items that you could not imagine people usually getting. He chose a large number of inexpensive goods instead of brand names. Olive oil was twice as expensive as normal cooking oil! He bought a container of salt that was individually packaged. He wanted to see the difference in salt that was 200 won more expensive! {Vol 10 Ch 8}

Lee Hyun visited the item trading site on a daily basis. As demand increases and supply is short then prices increase. Lee Hyun took a look at the item trading site and then went to the proud Dark Gamers Union. On the Dark Gamer’s site you could see a mountain of information based on your rank. You didn’t have to say anything that you didn’t want to disclose to the public. It was natural for people to monopolize information. Needless to say, information was valuable to the Dark Gamers. The Dark Gamers had access to information that the public generally did not know about. Lee Hyun’s rank was “C”. The grade was set at the initial sign-up. He could not see the hidden information for the important quests and hunting grounds. Nevertheless, there was still quite a bit of information that could be obtained through the Union.

In general, the information found publicly on the internet was very lacking. Here it was possible to view information on kingdoms and castles, characteristics of a city, and evaluations of hunting grounds and analysis on materials. It was a considerable difference from low level articles. He needed to upload some information to increase his rank sooner or later. Second law of the Dark Gamers. Give as much as you receive! In the meantime, for the sake of rewards, Lee Hyun uploaded some information about the North. Dark Gamers enjoyed hunting and receiving requests to go on adventures. It was extremely rare to find hunting grounds that weren’t owned by guilds and that you had to pay a fee for.

It was difficult to make money when they constantly had to pay off the guilds. It was better to go down the more difficult path. He calculated the amount of information he had from Morata to as far as the Valley of Death, so the information about the wolves would be useful for the Dark Gamers. Then Lee Hyun checked the commissions on the Dark Gamer’s Union. There was a number of commissions from purchasing goods, escorting goods, and commissions for the Dark Gamer’s Union to participate in wars. You could purchase a commission based on rank.

Murder was an occasional commission. For Dark Gamers, it did not matter about personal feelings or fairness but simply as a lucrative source of income. Of course these commission are not always accepted unconditionally. It was harder to make money in Royal Road due to the various constraints of a killer. So people did not usually take killing commissions unless they are in the need of money. The killing commissions were the most eye catching ones on the board.

Looking for the Paskran’s Lance from a diamond rank user, A commission from a diamond rank user usually had a minimum pay of a million won. Given the rank of the user, it could very possibly be millions of won. Lee Hyun kept the information about Paskran’s Lance in his head. Those in the Dark Gamers Union tried to remember the items that were being bought. A lot of Dark Gamer’s commissions don’t get the attention of the hundred of thousands of gamers. But this one commission caught Lee Hyun’s eyes.Diamond Rank commission! {Vol 10 Ch 9}

=== Dr Cha Eun-Hee === Every bit of Seoyoon’s gameplay was recorded by Cha Eunhee. She started to investigate Weed whenever he appeared. It was very hard to find people that were famous on the internet. She knew his name, but not what he was like in the past. The only information she found was that he did unbelievable things in the Continent of Magick, and that he was now on a quest in Royal Road. The information in front of Cha Eunhee was insane. Here was a person, with as small as a one in a million chance, that somehow got lucky and became famous worldwide. She didn’t want to believe it until she saw it with her own eyes. It was then that she found and saw the quests in the videos. He did so much hunting down the True Blood Vampires, building the pyramid and the great battle on the Plains of Despair that everyone was talking about.

It was then that Cha Eunhee became a fan of Royal Road. Because of this she became more enthusiastic. Cha Eunhee was immersed in the idea of drowning herself in patience in order to solve a quest. This was true in many of Weed’s adventures. Whether it was the fight against the True Blood Vampires or the Plains of Despair, he experienced and won over the tough quests. However, they were not the only important quests on the Versailles continent. An expedition from a kingdom going to explore an unknown jungle. Adventurers going off to explore new ruins and dungeons. Taking on a quest to clear out a den of thieves, who were former nobles. Traveling to new kingdoms and having thrilling adventures and quests were some of the most important elements that comprised the Versailles continent. But Weed’s adventures had something special in them that others usually did not. That was what Cha Eunhee wanted to find out.

Most quests fail. With higher difficultly quests the probability of failure increases. Weed was as human as anyone else but people can’t help but watch his quests. Unexpected behavior was a unique aspect of Weed’s. Unlike most people, he solved his quests with not just his strength or levels but with something innovating. The excitement and the tension. The passion he had when he was commanding the Orcs and the Dark Elves. People were surprised with his fighting abilities, but it was the way he behaved, his spirit that fascinated people. Cha Eunhee had to admit it. She did not remember how many times she turned back to the scene of Weed fighting against the dragon. Most people watched it about a dozen times or more. Weed was going to be more famous than ever. It was then that Cha Eunhee got a surprise when she was watching a video that was in Seoyoon’s capsule.

Seoyoon spoke. Even if it was only for a single syllable, Seoyoon opened her mouth to speak. Unless someone loved torturing themselves, Seoyoon did not want to be separated from Weed and had to speak. Weed then responded to her words. Seoyoon didn’t have the time to say anything else. Cha Eunhee felt bad for her. For someone like Seoyoon who lived for so long without speaking would forget how to talk to others. Talking would become awkward and she wouldn’t want to say anything embarrassing. {Vol 10 Ch 8}

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Volume 10:

Chapter 8 : Tower of Light

Chapter 9 : Gathering

Chapter 10 : Todeum

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