Chapter 1. Prologue
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[You have entered the “Middle Orc Kingdom”.]
His eyes flashed and the scenery changed in an instant.
He arrived at a wide grass plain. With gray rocks protruded throughout the field while covered with low-grown grass. A number of rocky mountains stood out in the distance.
And what he saw was monsters patrolling in groups.
A green monster waddling around with a crude weapon. It was a monster, commonly called an orc.
The orcs roamed in groups of about a dozen or so, and some were fighting amongst themselves while others fought in large group battles.
They are known for their ferocious nature, and this seemed to be true. Thanks to this, there was quite a bit of noise even though it was an open meadow.
Do-joon quickly hid himself and looked around. In order to catch his first prey in this chaotic meadow.
‘That one would be good.’
At last, he found the one.
In the area where the orca were fighting, one seemed to have a timid personality and was idly strayed from behind.
Do-joon immediately pulled out the Thunderbolt from behind a large rock.
– One of the works of Exigar, a renowned craftsman who competed with dwarfs in his hands. Legend has it that it was forged in a stormy castle and carved out with the sharpest thunder. Thanks to the engraving of the court wizard Zeraf’s magic, a function has been added that strikes the enemy with lightning and returns to the user upon impact.
– Additional Attack 53~101
– Lightning attribute additional damage 2-37
– Automatic recovery
– When attacking, you receive the effect of Regeneration (Medium) for 30 seconds.
… … .
Do-joon’s first rare item.
The embedded option was now the options from almost a set of potions.
A blue spark splashed from the spear in his hand. The spark directly hit Do-joon’s hand, but strangely, he was fine.
It is said that magic is designed so that it cannot injure the user, probably because of that.
Anyway, it was hunting time now.
Do-jun turned his gaze towards the target he decided upon.
Seeking the timing when the orc fell out of the group as much as possible and aimed for the perfect moment.
He threw the spear.
The light and fast-flying spear hit it’s abdomen brilliantly. Do-joon clenched his fist inwardly. He was benefiting from the practice of throwing spears at the training ground.
An unexpected situation.
It was expected that the spear stuck in the abdomen would turn into lightning. But the Thunderbolt pierced through him and struck the group behind him?
A white thunderbolt struck two other orcs that had been intertwined. As the lightning struck, all of them .
As if it was guaranteed, all the orcs turned their heads toward Do-joon at once.
‘… … Crazy.’
Feeling the cold sweat running down his back, Do-joon swallowed his saliva.
No, what kind of weapon can magically do a wide area damage! Are all rare items like this one?
Suddenly, the spear returned to his hand. Holding it, Do-joon took a step back.
Two hordes of orcs charged toward Do-joon at once.
The sight of a huge wall rushing was a tsunami. The experience of dealing with a large number of monsters alone was familiar, but it was the first time that he was dealing with such a reckless and aggressive group.
Do-joon quickly ran away.
The rusty or chipped glaives they were holding couldn’t look anymore ferocious.
Fortunately, Do-joon was faster on his feet. There were also speed-up buffs due to agility stats and skills that exceeded 40 levels.
And thanks to that, from time to time.
There was even a gap that was enough to throw the spear backwards. The spear that left his hand became a lightning bolt again, struck them, and then came back in Do-joon’s hand.
There was no need for precise aiming. Because there were so many of them that they got hit if he just threw it at the back.
【You have defeated the Monster. Experience (EXP) increases.】
Indeed, the power of rare items was amazing. After throwing it a few times, the orcs started to fall one by one.
It was natural that Do-joon’s burden has been reduced as the number has decreased.
After throwing the spear a dozen more times, all the orcs fell dead except for two.
Those two guys had names, that is, they were named monsters.
Named monsters are weaker than Boss monsters, but they’re like captains who lead the group.
Since there were two groups chasing Do-joon, it seemed that there were only two named names left.
The two guys still rushed to Do-joon with rough voices.
However, compared to the beginning, their feet were much slower. The skin was charred all over the place, and there were even places where there was smoke.
By the time they get there, they have already taken a lot of damage.
Do-joon took out the axe with the other hand.
The orc’s glaive came flying towards him. After letting the spear in one hand flow as a shield, he took a shot, squashing that guy’s shoulder.
The other guy didn’t stay still either. Trying to blow away Do-joon and the opposing orc at once, he swung his glaive wide sideways.
A terrible relationship even though they were of the same race.
‘If I retrieve the axe, it will be late.’
He felt it in his hand from the moment he put it in. The fact that the orc’s flesh and muscles were holding the axe blade tightly.
Do-joon, who judged that it would be late if he struggled to remove this, left the axe and swung his spear without any regrets.
Bright red blood spurted out of the pierced orc’s neck, and got spilled on Do-joon’s front.
There was also the blood of the orc who had been slashed with an axe, so Do-jun was already soaked in blood.
【You have defeated the Monster. Experience (EXP) increases.】
【You have defeated the Monster. Experience (EXP) increases.】
Still, it was handled safely.
“Whew… … .”
He picked up his breath and retrieved each of their weapons. And then Do-joon inspected the dead body.
First of all, the Orcs did not have any items even if they pretended to. Still, the glaives they were holding were helpful.
Although it is not an ingredient item, he could sell them for a sufficient price thanks to the fact that it was the “iron” from the dungeon.
In addition, there were several information windows visible from the Nameds.
‘First, on the weapons.’
【Glaive of Orc Warrior Rogrude】
【Glaive of Orc Warrior Karaktu】
The glaive they were holding. At first glance, what it looked like was a little different from the subordinates.
The overall shape was similar, but a strange pattern was engraved on the blade. And something sticky was applied along the pattern.
‘It’s a normal grade, and there are no other options other than a little bit of attack power.’
It’s a low-grade item that doesn’t sell well. He could collect them and use them for copying. He put it in the inventory well.
And the other information window that he could see.
【Orc Warrior’s Hunting Poison Pouch】
– A pouch containing poison used by Orc warriors for hunting. It is applied to the glaive and has the effect of paralyzing the enemy.
Do-joon opened his eyes a little wide.
It seems that this was what was applied to the weapon. It would have been quite difficult if he had been injured in close combat from the beginning.
He first used the copying skill without a second thought.
[The ‘Orc Warrior’s Hunting Poison Pouch’ used as a material has been destroyed.]
[The copied abilities are adjusted according to the item’s ‘classification’.]
– Skill: Apply Poison (lower) cooldown 90s
The resulting option is a skill that applies poison. If he considers the information window of the poison bag, it probably would be paralyzing poison.
‘It’s small, but it’s not bad.’
There it was written “lower”, but no matter what, there is nothing wrong with increasing one skill. Looking at the cooldown, it looks like it can be used often.
So after he copied a single poison bag like that, four more were left. One had three, and the other had two.
‘Are there two or three with each named one?’
All that was left would be sold.
It was a good thing. This was because Do-joon’s profits were only from occasional dungeons.
There was a corner where money would come out if he wanted to. Copying skill can create endless business items.
However, he stayed still because of the fact that it was difficult to gain public credibility because the additional option was only visible to him, and if he supplies unique items that do not show effects on the information window even if he gained credibility, then he may draw too much attention.
He doesn’t know what he could have done if he was alone, but he couldn’t act hastily when he had So-eun.
In the midst of all that.
‘If it’s this poison bag, I’ll sell it at a decent price.’
This could be a new source of income.
This application poison is a consumable item that is consistently in demand among hunters.
‘The hunting level isn’t that hard either.’
Regular orcs that are only 4% higher than the ghouls. And there was only one named one in each group.
At this rate, there was nothing much difficult for Do-joon. Above all, the performance of the thunderbolt, a rare item that he used for the first time, was very good.
If it were him in the past, it would have been quite difficult to kill them one by one with the axe.
‘It’s hard to expect a big fit rate, but it’s perfect for a penalty.’
Do-joon grabbed the spear and shifted his gaze to a distant place.
Another group of orcs appeared.
* * *
For two days since then, Do-joon hunted a horde of orcs.
Unlike the ghouls, which needed to be hunted down one by one, the speed was much faster because he hunted them in groups. The fit rate increased by another 1% in two days, and the additional attack power increased by about 50 by copying the dropped weapons.
And the poison bag was piled up that much.
‘It’s not that they can’t respawn.’
Looking at how the monsters are properly respawned, it doesn’t seem to be a special labyrinth like the temple. It seemed to be a labyrinth for farming, like the elemental island.
Oh, and by the way.
‘It’s too wide.’
Among the labyrinths so far, it was the widest.
No matter where he went, the grasslands and stone mountains went on and on. Thanks to that, he couldn’t even find an orc that looked like the boss.
Although he still had enough supplies and stamina, Do-joon chose to return for now.
When he used the return skill, his vision completely changed with a flash in front of him. Soon he could find himself standing in the store.
Siewellin, who was fumbling through a book, looked at Do-joon and took out a card and showed it to him.
It was written in crooked letters, and it said, “Welcome home”.
“Uh? Oh, I came back.”
Do-joon, who momentarily forgot that she was there.
When he got home, he didn’t realize that it had been a few years since someone welcomed him.
It felt bright just because there was a person in the usual cold store.
“Your handwriting is so nice”.
「”I studied a lot.”」
“In that case, write, ‘I did it’.”
Unlike the first card written in advance, there was a mistake in writing it on the spot.
Seeing her scratching her head with a pen, Do-joon smiled bitterly. Still, this was really a lot of improvement. Perhaps because she spent the past week looking only at letters, she learned quickly.
“I’ll be right back.”
“I have something to do outside. I’ll come back early this time.”
「”Have a nice trip.”」
She held the card with both hands and waved to see Do-joon off.
On that road, the place Do-joon headed to was the capsule room.
Do-joon went into the capsule after making the payment he was accustomed to. Passing through the various game icons, he accessed the market.
Two small creatures greeted him violently as soon as he entered. It was Evie and her partner, Ironclad.
It was only after seeing the mixed gestures of the two of them did he realize that the previous time he logged in, he had just left with their muted voice.
At that moment, Evie opened her mouth and took a deep breath. The fairy glared at Do-joon with her axe-like eyes open.
“You’re so mean! What do you mean you just left after making us like this?!”
“Oh, I’m sorry.”
“Oh~? Ah~? Ah~ Ah~ Hah!” That’s why users shouldn’t have it! You don’t even know how much we suffer from the hardship of working here!”
What does she even mean from hardship?
Do-joon gave him a sad expression on his face. In the meantime, Evie continued to grumble.
“You just think of it as a convenient tool. We have to maintain the server, we have to sort the data, and you don’t even know how many things we have to do… … .”
Do-joon shook his head because he thought there would be no end if he kept listening to her anymore. Since he had no hobbies of bickering or flirting with the NPCs, he only put business things in his mouth.
“Stop it and just work.”
“What is it?”
Evie who answers bluntly. Do-joon said.
“Post 48 Orc Warrior’s Hunting Poison Pouch for sale, and search.”
<48EA ‘Orc Warrior’s Hunting Poison Pouch’ has been registered in the sales section.>
Since it was already an item with information in the market, no special procedure was required.
“What would you like to search for?”
When the deal came out, her expression softened a little. Since she was an NPC for whom transaction was set as the top priority from the beginning.
Do-joon thought about it briefly. Special options were still expensive. Stat Rune has a low cost-effectiveness right now.
Should he just buy something focusing on the attack power this time?
‘I think it’ll be fine for the time being because there’s a thunderbolt with me.’
Since there was a rare weapon, it seemed that there would be no lack of offensive power. Then, in terms of defense? It seems that the time has come to pay attention to defense as well.
“Search for armor. Oh, and add one more condition.”
Do-joon spoke briefly.
“Search for penalty items.”
At those words, Evie’s expression became subtle, and soon her face became similar to a perv.
Still, Evie showed the list without saying anything else.
Do-joon’s eyes lit up as he looked at the items piled up like a mountain in the yard like the first time. Weren’t those items that would be a pile of garbage to some, but a mountain of treasure to Do-joon?
Do-joon was looking at the items one by one.
He found something strange.
The part that felt uncomfortable was the seller information attached to the item.
Despite the fact that those were not common penalty items, there was a seller who posted a lot.
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