Chapter 191 – Part 2


Translation: Charlotte
Editor: Weasalopes


The time was 3:30 PM.

It was still too early to log out.

Where to go…

I could do some more exploring.

 

 

But where?

The Virūḍhaka statue was still in front of me.

I walked up to it and touched it.

Nice.

Nothing happened.

 

Oh well.

I went back to check out the wind god.

Could I maybe challenge it again?

 

 

 

Wind Demon Lv4

Fierce Spirit Enemy Target Active

Combat Position: Ground Wind Attribute

 

 

Before me stood what was supposed to be the wind god from earlier.

Their figures looked similar.

Yep.

Well, I was just grateful I could challenge the statues again whenever I wanted to.

But while its figure didn’t look too different, it was clearly a different monster.

It was obviously weaker.

 

It could summon Devils too, but they too were a lot weaker.

I managed to catch and tie it up with my Black Rope before it even managed to release any wind attacks.

It wasn’t really a monster worth fighting.

But it dropped a Magic Stone, so I wasn’t complaining.

 

 

I went back into the room with the Virūḍhaka statue and circled around to the other side of the ravine.

Yep.

If the wind god was no good, I could fight the thunder god!

 

 

 

Thunder Demon Lv3

Fierce Spirit Enemy Target Active

Battle Position: Ground Lightning Attribute

 

 

Nope.

Well I still had the remainder of my strengthening spells still left over, so I didn’t mind fighting it.

I even used【Resist Thunder】to prepare for the fight!

But was it worth it?

The thunder god looked pretty scary, kind of like a white demon.

It would be nice if it was as strong as it looked.

 

But it wasn’t.

Its lightning attacks were certainly scary!

But it would always pause right before releasing those attacks.

It was naturally a lot faster than the wind demon, but it was weaker in other areas.

I didn’t even have to use my Tokkosho to take it down once I caught it.

 

It didn’t drop any Magic Stones, but it dropped something else.

Salt.

Not just any salt, and not even Strange Salt (Holy).

It was Strange Rock Salt (Magic).

Hey!

It dropped items slimes would drop…

 

 

I felt a bit unsure about continuing.

But I had to remember my original purpose of coming to the east.

I came to train【Swim】and【Dive】!

I recalled the flooded portion of the cave I had to dive through.

The depth of the water there was significantly deeper than anywhere else in the cave.

There were Starfish Mines there too.

A good enemy to take on.

I could train Taylor too.

 

I started moving.

I paid my respects to the thunder god statue and left the hall.

 

 

 

I soon reached the flooded part of the cave.

I changed up my Summoned Monster team.

I made my team specialised to fighting underwater.

Leaving Nias, I summoned…

Gokame, Taylor, and Rig.

I could technically summon one more Summoned Monster, but I didn’t want to force it.

Any flying Summoned Monsters wouldn’t be able to take on the Starfish Mines anyway.

 

Anyway…

I dove in.

 

 

Of course, there was a limit to my time underwater.

It was a lot easier to just leave fighting to my Summoned Monsters, as it was supposed to be.

But I did use my spear to support them.

There were a lot of Starfish Mines.

I couldn’t collect all their item drops at once, so I had to make multiple trips into the water.

But at the end of the day, all I got were pebbles.

 

 

 

《【Two-handed Spear】Level Up!》  》

《You have acquired the【Two-handed Spear】weapon arte【Double Thrust】!》 》

《【Dive】Level Up!》  》

 

 

I continued hunting Starfish Mines.

They were the most densely crowded together in the centre of the cave.

But naturally, it would take longer for me to dive there.

 

Even so, there were way too many starfish!

Their attacks mainly consisted of counters, but even then their attacks were quite strong!

But Gokame and Taylor were hard.

As long as they had【Physical Enchant: Earth】, the damage they were taking was next to zero.

But slowly, damage could stack up on them.

I was having Rig act as my living armour.

Rig was good for warding off the straying starfish too.

 

 

 

《Summoned Monster『Taylor』Level Up!》 》

《Please add 1 point to a desired stat.》

 

 

As expected.

 

The stat that went up with the level-up was VIT.

I put another point into AGI.

 

 

Taylor Big Crab Lv1→Lv2 (↑1)

DEX 10

AGI 6

INT 6

STR 25

VIT 21 (↑1)

SPI 6

 

Skills:

Pincer Strike Aquatic Earth Resistance Water Resistance

 

 

There was still a lot of growing to do for Taylor.

 

 

Also, my Needlefish Spear broke again.

I could start using my Swordfish Spear, but I had already gotten used to the lightness of the Needlefish Spear.

I made another two Needlefish Spears.

When I had to switch to my second spear, I was surprised to see another info screen.

 

 

《【Alchemy】Level Up!》

 

 

Oh, long time no see.

But I was more concerned about what Nias found.

Nias managed to find a hole in the cave.

When I went to see it, it definitely was a pretty big hole.

It was big enough for me to fit in.

But I would be in trouble if it was a dead end.

 

I got Nias to scout out the place.

I couldn’t push myself to do the impossible!

Just in case, I transferred Rig onto her

Nice.

Seeing Rig on Nias felt very strange…

But it was necessary.

I had to do it.

I didn’t have any ulterior motives!

 

 

Nias soon returned.

Looked like it wasn’t that long of a dive.

What to do…

I quickly reached a decision.

 

I had to go explore.

 

 

But I was a bit naive.

I managed to make it to the other side, but only barely.

Nias even had to grab and pull me along.

That was dangerous…

I was about to drown.

 

 

The room I surfaced in felt different.

The walls, the ceiling, and the floor were uniformly flat and brilliantly polished.

Was someone cleaning the place?

The room was wide too.

Perfect for an event battle.

 

Had I just walked into a trap?

That was what first came to mind.

 

There was also one more thing about the room, which convinced me even more that it had to be a trap.

There were eight statues in the room.

Along with one sitting statue.

It had no horn, a body between that of a blue demon and a black demon, a sword in its right hand, and a rope in its left.

Oh dear…

I had no idea what would set off the battle.

At the moment, my whole team was set to fighting underwater.

I was definitely not prepared for an event battle.

 

 

 

《There are no spirits here…》

 

 

A voice echoed from my side.

It came from a ghost with a crown and a magnificent moustache.

It was wearing comfortable-looking clothing.

But the ghost’s posture still looked very dignified.

Yep.

It was King Taishan.

 

 

《You are not the only one who thinks that, o perfected one. It is the same with Acala. Not to mention, all our companions.》

 

 

Another spirit appeared.

It seemed related to the event.

 

 

It was… King Qin Guang?

??????

??????

 

 

I’m sorry, I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

I had definitely bitten off more than I could chew.

 

 

《I agree.  It is to build the foundation, and shell of our faith in this land, along with our continued existence.》

 

 

Huh…

As always, the info screens were tough to decode.

But what I did know was that I had gotten myself involved in an event.

 

 

《Those who defile Acala, and those who defile our companions shall surely be punished.》

 

 

Oh!

Acala? The Wisdom King?

I had a feeling they were talking about that.

 

 

《To regain the power of faith, we must obtain the Orb of Righteousness.  Hand it over! 》

 

 

King Qin Guang stared right at me.

His gaze was amazing!

To be honest, I was very scared!

 

 

《Demons come from darkness and from hiding.  Know that the hidden are evil.》

 

 

With that, King Qin Guang slowly disappeared.

Orb?

What was that all about…

 

 

I was almost certain that a fight was about to begin.

But I suppose not every statue encounter would mean a fight.

But just in case, I strengthened my team.

I summoned Jericho.

Was that enough?

I just didn’t want it to turn into a fight.

 

 

There were eight statues around the Acala statue in the middle.

Each was quite unique.

But I couldn’t recognise them.

【Identify】and【Appraise】didn’t work either.

They were dressed like monks.

Looking closer, they were pretty similar to the 12 Heavenly Generals.

They also tended to have small dragons on them.

What was it with them…

 

There was only one thing they had in common.

Their eyes.

Their right eyes would always be shining.

It looked like some sort of crystal was in each of their right eyes.

 

I got closer and looked at one of the crystals.

There was one word floating on the crystal.

 

Steal.

It didn’t feel like a word that was very suited to their outer appearance…

 

 

I looked at each right eye in turn, and they all had different words.

 

Steal, Violate, Delude, Disgust, Disaster, Wicked, Falsehood, and Disorder

 

Each word had a bad image about it.

Definitely not something I would call an “Orb of Righteousness”.

 

 

Protagonist Keith

Race Human Male Racial Lv20

Job Grand Summoner Lv5

Bonus Points Remaining: 11

 

Skill Sets:

Sword Lv6 Two-handed Spear Lv4 (↑1)  Rope Artes Lv5 Staff Lv15 Punch Lv13 (↑1)  

Kick Lv13 (↑1)  Joint Lock Lv13 (↑1)  Throw Lv13 (↑1)

Evade Lv13 Block Lv13

Summon Magic Lv20 Spacetime Magic Lv11

Light Magic Lv11 Wind Magic Lv12 (↑1)  Earth Magic Lv11 Water Magic Lv11

Fire Magic Lv11 Dark Magic Lv11 Ice Magic Lv9 Lightning Magic Lv9

Tree Magic Lv9 Dust Magic Lv9 Lava Magic Lv9 (↑1)  Steam Magic Lv9

Alchemy Lv9 (↑1)  Pharmacy Lv7 Glassmaking Lv6 Woodworking Lv8

Synergy Lv14 Appraisal Lv14 Identify Lv14 Discern Lv4 Cold Resistance Lv7

Grab Lv11 Horsemanship Lv10 Precise Manipulation Lv13 Ropework Lv6

Jump Lv7 Acrobatics Lv6 Heat Resistance Lv8 Climb Lv7 Balance Lv5

Dual Wield Lv12 Disassembly Lv9 Swim Lv4 Dive Lv4 (↑1)

Physical Reinforcement Lv10 Mental Reinforcement Lv11 Speedcasting Lv12

Spell Effect Amplification Lv10 Spell Range Amplification Lv10

 

Equipment:

Tokkosho ×2 Staff of Torture ×2 Tonfas of Torture ×2

Capture Rod of Torture ×1 Needlefish Spear ×1

Enraged Pickaxe+ ×2 Silver Necklace+ ×1

Snow Leopard Push Dagger ×1 Gale Tiger Push Dagger ×1 Snow Leopard Bagh Nakh ×1

Plains Lion Bagh Nakh ×1 Fighting Bull Leather Armour+ Set

Bracelet of Torture ×2 Anklet of Torture+ ×2 Prison Guard’s Black Rope ×1

Rampage Horse Belt+ Rucksack Item Box ×2

 

Items:

Survival Knife Woodworking Set

 

Titles:

Old Summoner’s Best Pupil Guardian of the Forest Knower of the Middle Path

Sea Monster Vanquisher Guardian of Lapis Lazuli Light Spell Glossary Martial Arts Fighter

 

Summoned Monsters:

Taylor Big Crab Lv1→Lv2 (↑1)

DEX 10

AGI 6

INT 6

STR 25

VIT 21 (↑1)

SPI 6

Skills:

Pincer Strike Aquatic Earth Resistance Water Resistance


2 Comments

  1. Thanks for the treat.

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