Chapter 197 – Part 4


Translation: Charlotte
Editor: Weasalopes


I kept going for 20 more rounds, fighting Bifrost Guards and Einherjar Soldiers.
The trend of the Bifrost Guard levels was gradually becoming clearer.

The rate at which I was getting items was a bit better too.
I managed to get two more Móðguðr’s Tears
And I got a new item too.
I got it from a Level 6 Bifrost Guard.

【Recovery Item】 Suttungr’s Mead (Inferior) Grade C+ Rarity 6 Weight 2
INT Increase [Small] Effect Time: 10 Minutes
Mead in a small pot. It is said that anyone who drinks this mead can become a poet.
The amount in the pot is enough to fit in one mouth, and should not be subdivided.

It looked like a pretty rare item.
I wonder what that “Inferior” label meant though.
Well, I didn’t really have to bother with it too much…

I kept fighting some more.
The time was a little past 4 PM.
I could still keep going for a bit.
My MP bar had taken a lot of damage, but I was replenishing it with mana potions.
About 60% left.
That would be enough to go for a while.

I fought another 20 groups of enemies.
But I hadn’t run into a Level 5 Bifrost Guardian again yet.
Maybe because of that, all the other fights seemed a little easier.
I was kind of used to fighting them at that point.

《【Dagger】 Level Up!》
《You have acquired the 【Dagger】 weapon arte 【Switch Cut】!》
《【Steam Magic】 Level Up!》
《You have acquired the 【Steam Magic】 spell 【Enchanted Steam】!》

Well, it had been a long time…
I took the opportunity to change the Tokkosho from 【Steam Magic】 to 【Tree Magic】.
It would be convenient for controlling my enemies’ movement.

My surroundings were starting to get pretty dark.
Ninetails’s MP bar was really starting to get in a tough spot.
It was a good time.
I could eat dinner and swap out Ninetails too.

I used 【Instant Portal】 one more time and recalled Ninetails.
I summoned Bunraku and continued making arrows while I waited for Bunraku’s dinner.
I noticed something strange there.
There was something on the other bank of the river.
Another party, fighting a Bifrost Guard and Einherjar Soldiers just like I was.
But they were quite far away and difficult to make out.
Well, I was in the Instant Portal anyway.
I could leave figuring out who they were for another time.
They looked a little like Guren’s party though.

《【Woodworking】 Level Up!》

I got a level-up to quite an unexpected skill.
Well, I could just think of it as a sort of bonus.

While I finished my meal, I realised my surroundings were already dark, as expected.
Good.
I recalled Bunraku and summoned Zuiun.
I wasn’t just hoping for a Class Change for Zuiun.
There was Creep too, and there was Loewe.
But I had been spending the whole day in the cave and near the underground lake fighting with Creep and Loewe.
I had a hunch Creep and Loewe would get their Class Changes first.

The party across the river was Guren’s party after all.
I waved at them and they waved back.
We were still at a little bit of a distance, but once we got a bit closer we were able to form a Union and communicate using whispers.

『Did you go diving to get here?』

『Yep. I have some aquatic Summon Monsters, so they took care of the Magic Waterweeds for me.』

『So, are you just grinding experience points now?』

『Yep, and it looks like you’re doing the same?』

『Well, it’s kind of lonely right now, so it’s a great opportunity to do so!』

『Yep, let’s both do our best to get ourselves some experience points.』

The cave was so dimly lit I couldn’t even tell if they were smiling.
But I think they were laughing at each other.

We broke up the Union, and we both kept fighting more Bifrost Guards and Einherjar Soldiers.

I fought another 30 groups of enemies.
I couldn’t see Guren’s party on the other side of the river.
During one battle, I saw them go back to the Relay Portal.
Well, it looked like they weren’t taken out at least, so that was good.

But what about that Level 5 Bifrost Guardian?
I finally managed to fight it for the second time.
I managed to win, but I took quite a bit of damage in the fight.

But…
I was rewarded with some nice info screens.

《【Club】 Level Up!》
《You have acquired the 【Club】 weapon arte 【Bone Shredder】!》
《【Ice Magic】 Level Up!》
《You have acquired the 【Ice Magic】 spell 【Enchanted Ice】!》
《You have acquired the title 【Spell Library】!》
《You may learn the following Magic Skill: 【Seal Magic】》

Yeah.
Did I just see some weird magic skill in there?

I was quite interested in my new title too.
Spell Library?
Archive, Glossary, and now Library?
And as usual, there was no explanation for the title.
I checked the total level of all my magic skills.
The sum was?
160.
Perhaps that was the trigger.

And because of my new title, I could now learn 【Seal Magic】?
I checked my list of learnable skills.
It certainly was there.
And how many Bonus Points would I need to learn it?

It cost 5 points.
But how many Bonus Points did I have?
3 points.

This is bad…

My goodness…
Well, it looked like my list of goals had just increased again.
【Seal Magic】, huh.
Of course, I was interested.
But I couldn’t get it right away.
Just one more Racial level-up would probably be enough to get it though.
That’s right.
Another reason to keep grinding for experience points.

If I could, I would warn the Bifrost Guards.
We were going to have a long relationship, after all.

The time was 9:40 PM.
I could still keep going for another two hours.
Like I could just log out without doing anything at this time!?

I fought another 20 groups of enemies.
It was soon about to be 11:30 PM.
Finally, a good info screen came!

《Summon Monster 『Nias』 Level Up!》
《Please add 1 point to a desired stat.》

Ah, I made a mistake.
Of course, I was still very happy about it.
It was just slightly different to what I was expecting.

Oops.
I redirected my focus to the Nias’s status screen.
I didn’t have much time left.
The stat that went up with Nias’s level-up was DEX.
I put another point into AGI.

Nias Mermaid Lv6→Lv7 (↑1)
DEX 16 (↑1)
AGI 16 (↑1)
INT 20
STR 7
VIT 7
SPI 17

Skills:
Two-handed Spear Aquatic Shapeshift Night Vision Cursed Song Water Attribute

It was time for Nias’s Class Change.
Fighting Bifrost Guards was probably about as effective as fighting Deva Kings in terms of getting level-ups.
Yep, I had a feeling that was the case.
But the items and the rate at which they dropped them was definitely different.

The date was about to change.
So far, so good. It was a good time to call it a day.
I used 【Instant Portal】 and logged out.
I had big hopes for tomorrow.

Protagonist Keith
Race Human Male Racial Lv20
Job Grand Summoner Lv6
Bonus Points Remaining: 3

Skill Sets:
Sword Lv7 Two-handed Spear Lv6 (↑1) Club Lv4 (↑2) Dagger Lv4 (↑1) Rope Artes Lv6 (↑1)
Staff Lv16 Punch Lv13 Kick Lv13 Joint Lock Lv13 Throw Lv13 Evade Lv13 Block Lv13
Summon Magic Lv20 Spacetime Magic Lv11
Light Magic Lv12 Wind Magic Lv12 Earth Magic Lv12 Water Magic Lv12
Fire Magic Lv12 Dark Magic Lv12 Ice Magic Lv10 (↑1) Lightning Magic Lv9
Tree Magic Lv9 Dust Magic Lv9 Lava Magic Lv10 Steam Magic Lv10 (↑1)
Alchemy Lv10 Pharmacy Lv8 Glassmaking Lv6 Woodworking Lv9 (↑ 1)
Synergy Lv15 (↑1) Appraisal Lv14 Identify Lv15 (↑1) Discern Lv4 Cold Resistance Lv8
Grab Lv12 Horsemanship Lv10 Precise Manipulation Lv14 Ropework Lv6
Jump Lv7 Acrobatics Lv6 Heat Resistance Lv8 Climb Lv8 Balance Lv6
Dual Wield Lv13 Disassembly Lv11 Swim Lv6 (↑1) Dive Lv5
Physical Reinforcement Lv11 Mental Reinforcement Lv11 Speedcasting Lv13
Magic Effect Amplification Lv11 Magic Range Expansion Lv11

Equipment:
Tokkosho ×2 Staff of Torture ×2 Tonfas of Torture ×2
Capture Rod of Torture ×1 Needlefish Spear ×1
Beltfish Dagger ×1 Snow Beast Mace ×1
Enraged Pickaxe+ ×2 Silver Necklace+ ×1
Spotted Snow Leopard Push Dagger ×1 Gale Tiger Push Dagger ×1 Snow Leopard Bagh Nakh ×2
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 Younger Brother Guardian of the Forest Knower of the Middle Path
Sea Monster Vanquisher Guardian of Lapis Lazuli Light Spell Library (New!) Martial Arts Fighter

Summon Monsters:
Ninetails Silver Fox Lv1→Lv2 (↑1)
DEX 10
AGI 23
INT 23 (↑1)
STR 10
VIT 10
SPI 24 (↑1)
Skills:
Bite Evade Dash Predict Danger MP Regeneration [Small] Light Attribute Dark Attribute

Nias Mermaid Lv6→Lv7 (↑1)
DEX 16 (↑1)
AGI 16 (↑1)
INT 20
STR 7
VIT 7
SPI 17
Skills:
Two-handed Spear Aquatic Shapeshift Night Vision Cursed Song Water Attribute

Taylor Big Crab Lv4→Lv5 (↑1)
DEX 10
AGI 9 (↑1)
INT 6
STR 27 (↑1)
VIT 22
SPI 6
Skills:
Pincer Strike Aquatic Earth Resistance Water Resistance


One Comment

  1. Thanks for the treat.

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