Volume 55 Chapter 2 – Dragon’s Treasure
Weed received cooperation from the broadcast stations and made an announcement to all the users.
– Weed: To the dwarven users of Thor:
We are planning to rob Kaybern’s lair.
Whether we succeed or not, it may result in significant damage to the Thor region.
This quest will form a critical part of our mission to defeat Kaybern.
Therefore, it is essential that we complete this for the dwarves, but the progress could result in unintentional losses.
I urge the dwarves living near Kaybern’s territory to leave the area.
If you come to the Arpen Empire, you will be provided with 100m2 wooden houses, free beer and blacksmith shops.
The atmosphere in Royal Road heated up after Weed’s announcement.
“To think that he would actually do this.”
“Wow. That’s awesome.”
“If I can get my hands on at least one item, it would be insane.”
Skilled users, without exception, wanted to participate, and with even 1% they were ready to bite. After all, it was worth risking their lives for.
“Is he really going through with this?”
“I’m sure, it is Weed after all. Ah, I want to go too.”
Though half-hearted, the dwarven users chose to migrate to the Arpen Empire because of all the benefits that just managed to help them get over their attachment to their homes.
Iron ores and other metal loots from all over the continent were being sent to the Arpen Empire. Enormous investment invigorated the market of metropolitan cities, and the dwarves chose to move.
The Black Dragon Kaybern was constantly on the move to destroy human civilization.
The spirits and fairies are warning once again.
“Kaybern will head to Castle Bawell in a week.”
Kaybern ended up destroying Castle Ukten of Haven territory.
The next target was Castle Bawell.
It was a port city in the western region of Norton and possessed a powerful navy force in the early days. Over time, it went through a repetition of wars and monster invasions which left the people unable to recover the city from ruin.
Even so, it was densely populated with many buildings which were the traces of the enormous trade city it once was.
“Castle Bawell… It is far from Thor and is vast, the conditions are great. Initiate the plan.”
Weed contacted the architects, and they headed to Bawell through the teleportation gate.
The skilled architects from the Northern and Central Continent arrived in hundreds every 10 minutes.
“It’s so disappointing for such a beautiful port city to disappear so rapidly.”
“My art stat went up just by looking around the streets. It improved my construction skills too.”
“Seriously. If only I would have come here sooner.”
The city had a beautiful port that embraced the emerald ocean and amazing buildings constructed along the hills. The growth of overseas trade led to the expansion of large commercial buildings in the heart of the city and magnificent shipyards near the ocean.
It was located in the southwest part of the continent and far from the attention of users, but in an era of peace, the city had high development potentials.
The architects were mentally prepared for faulty construction as they took a look around the city and gathered.
“Everything seems good, however, there might be a lack of construction materials. The forest is too small, and we cannot build a lot even if we cut down the trees.”
“Let’s break down the buildings in the castle, or the city. We can cook the sands as well and use it.”
“Won’t it have poor durability?”
“We only need it to hold for a few days.”
“Hmm. It’s such a shame to deconstruct the city’s historical landmarks…”
“It’s the same, whether it gets destroyed by our own hands or by the dragon.”
“If you look at it that way, it’s sad, but you have a point. Let us begin.”
The architects began to extract the materials from the buildings inside the city.
The large buildings would easily be destroyed by the dragon stomp or magic attacks, so there was little purpose in leaving them as they were.
The builders completely deconstructed the buildings prone to destruction and collected construction materials, followed by the removal of the castle walls, along with roads and bridges.
At first, they created a rough square building form, but soon they concluded that there was no need to enforce this principle.
“There is no need to block out the wind, rain, nor insulation.”
“That’s true. There is no need for living spaces either.”
The task was to create empty buildings that would never be occupied!
The architects made a collective decision that they could get away with even more shoddy jobs.
“I might as well try building houses with pointed roofs. Though I feel like it would be very impractical.”
“It’s not a bad method. You just have to build it up and not think about the rest.”
“Even houses with just a single pillar will last a few days. Save constructing so many walls.”
“That’s one way to save materials.”
“As light as possible. Heavy and dense materials are time consuming to transport, so leave them be.”
“We just have to put up a show for the dragon, so filling them up with simple miscellaneous items could be another good way. Stuff them with hay and cap off with thin lumber as roofs.”
The faulty construction principle was developing rapidly!
The architects constructed homes that didn’t follow logic.
They put up the scaffolds with grass or mud and thin wooden panels as roofs.
Rain leak was fine and no matter how uneven the roof tiling was, it constituted completion.
“Why make blueprints? I can build at least ten more buildings instead of spending time on that.”
“There’s no wood. I’m too lazy to go and get it. Keep building with what’s left.”
They transcended beyond faulty construction and spent less and less time constructing each building.
A hundred architects working away led to the instant creation of an entire village.
“This village was built by me, Bajo. I welcome everyone to Bajo’s village!”
The village with 300 houses of delightful colors was named after the architect Bajo.
It was a ghost town with no residents, but it was still a new village in the corner of Castle Bawell, named after the architect.
The architects became embroiled with mixed feelings, and their hearts burned with competitiveness.
“I’m going to make my own village too.”
“It’s a good opportunity to test my design.”
Overnight work commenced immediately.
Small flaws were endless and the buildings looked as though they could barely withstand a gentle breeze.
Shifted pillars and walls partly crumbled were ignored and the work continued.
On extreme speed mode, a ghost village without residents was formed.
This scene was streamed live on broadcast stations.
– Look at that building. It was built a couple days ago. The pillar is made of stone. Judging from the color and pattern, it seems that the materials were extracted from near the gates of Castle Bawell.
– They raised pillars and thin wooden panels over the top. However, that is the most luxurious house in the area.
– There are more houses further back. There is a house built from paper. What in the world… Can you believe that? That is a real paper house.
– You can see the tracks of someone who barged through it!
– It seems that architects like steep hills. At the start, I think their strategy was focused around expanding above flat planes, and I am not sure if this is the right expression, but it seems that they are now building as if they are hanging the buildings on the slanted terrain.
– Look at architect Elma. A famous user in the Kalamor region. He built a house out of haystacks. In the interview, he mentioned that the material is easy to work with and that you can build houses just by tossing them in the right direction.
– A rabbit is chewing through the haystack. Crumbled houses are now coming into view… but the current plan is to build five more houses instead of repairing those houses.
The viewers watching the stream could observe the city’s environment in Castle Bawell changing by the hour.
In the beginning, it was as if slums were forming around outside the castle walls, but moments after, the buildings were expanding out to the open fields.
Roads were not even constructed and obviously, areas were not divided accordingly.
The houses roughly built from nearby dirt, rocks and trees were showing a new paradigm of the construction site.
< You have completed a building that transcended the structural durability limitations.
Construction skill proficiency is increased. >
Even the architects that participated in the project exceeded themselves. Their proficiencies were improving much quicker than when they built gigantic structures.
“How exactly is this increasing my skills?”
“Such ridiculous jobs still enhance my construction. I always tried to build sturdy and artistic structures.”
“So it is better to build ten faulty constructions than one well-made structure. This seems so wrong, but it kind of makes sense.”
“It’s probably because this is our first time building structures like this.”
The architects got to freely experiment in the layout and surfaces while building so many houses and diverted away from the boundaries of conventional materials.
Lafaye did a lot less work compared to when the Hermes Guild governed the Central Continent.
All he had to regulate was the Haven territory, and even then many users left, and the city became blander.
“The rate of development is declining, so that reduces the chance of being attacked by Kaybern.”
Lafaye put on a bitter grin. After they mobilized the Black Dragon Kaybern, all of Haven territory including Castle Aren, became targets of its attacks.
The monsters were being taken care of with ease by the powerful forces of the Hermes Guild, but users were leaving gradually.
The entire region was deteriorating with the economy, population, technology and development on the decline as well.
The Haven territory no longer possessed its proud drastic development in the Central Continent.
Lafaye watched streams related to Royal Road on his spare time.
“A plan to rob Kaybern’s lair. This is a dangerous plan. So reckless that even the Hermes Guild wouldn’t dare attempt… I guess it’s possible because it’s Weed.”
The broadcasts were being flooded with compliments about Weed.
There was a time when the Hermes Guild too had great influence on the broadcast stations, but now there weren’t many users who paid attention to them.
There weren’t many programs about the Haven territory and the few occasions where they were mentioned, were only about the bad things.
According to the cast, the Arpen Empire was referred to as heaven, and the old Haven Empire was described as something close to hell.
“Truthfully I don’t think it was to that extent.”
Lafaye assessed the dwarven village and Weed’s plan as he watched the programs.
“They were filled with the illusion of success, but this is just dangerous. What’s more, there is a disrupter who will meddle with the plan…”
He wanted to sabotage their plan, but frankly, he believed that they wouldn’t succeed anyway.
Even when the force of the Hermes Guild was at its prime, the assassination attempts against Weed failed time and time again.
“Wouldn’t it be alright to sabotage just the quest?”
Lafaye was thinking of someone for the job and called Calcus. He had been spiteful since losing the battle in Garnav Plains.
“Please head over to Thor and sabotage their plan.”
“Do you want me to try to get Weed killed?”
“I wouldn’t have it any other way. However, a big commotion will get you killed by Kaybern.”
A few large-scale magic spell explosions in the dwarven village near Kaybern’s territory had a high chance of bringing the dragon.
Calcus finally grasped an understanding of the plan and laughed.
“Weed’s plan will fail miserably.”
“It’s going to be dangerous for you and the other guild members. It would be almost impossible to survive.”
“I will gladly take that risk. No matter the consequence. If I can bring down Weed to a gruesome ruin.”
Calcus thought it was a dangerous but simple mission and assembled a squad.
“We just need to attack Weed. The attack doesn’t have to be successful, the dragon will do the rest.”
He picked out 700 of the most powerful users in the Hermes Guild and stepped onto the teleportation gate.
“The nearest location to Debrado village, where the objective is.”
He had also changed his attire into a simple adventurer outfit before activating the teleportation gate.
Bright light engulfed them and one by one they arrived at the destination!
They arrived at the dwarven village of Rengsan in Thor and what they witnessed was a huge number of users with their weapons pulled out.
There were also famous users like Myul and Python that were once under the Hermes guild but defected away.
“Wow… Weed told us they might come, and they really did.”
“I got goosebumps. Is he a fortune-teller?”
“He said the Hermes Guild is diligent and should be here four days prior, and he even got the date right too!”
“He also said there would be a few mages in the mix, and even picked out their composition.”
The users under the Arpen Empire grinned as they prepared their skills.
“How is this possible…”
Calcus and the Hermes Guild members grit their teeth as they prepared for battle, but there was a noticeable difference in power. They could lose their lives and even their items in such a situation.
“So, you did turn up. It was going to be quite awkward if you didn’t.”
Weed was reassured after he heard that Calcus and the Hermes Guild members had come to the Thor region.
‘To come just to sabotage my plans, such an innocent bunch.’
The Hermes Guild was actually a group of villains with a human side.
They thought themselves as powerful, but the real villains don’t even reveal themselves to the world.
They do all sorts of wicked deeds but are still respected by the citizens as they grasp power and swing it around.
It’s not just science and maths where you do research. Evil deeds require consistent research too.’
Abusive CEOs, in reality, are people who studied exploitation.
‘How dare they think it is so easy to be evil… That is an amateur attitude with no room for improvement. You can’t succeed in this world like that.’
Meanwhile, Weed pushed the preparations in the dwarven village.
“I am the branch manager of Thor in Mapan Council’s ‘ShovelGroundForMoney’ division . You can call me Dirtmoney or Shovelmoney. It is an honor to meet you.”
“Sure. How are the wagons?”
“I have prepared them with perfection. We did 7 thorough inspections so they won’t ever get malfunction problems.”
He requested the Mapan Council and they delivered sturdy wagons and Northern bulls.
There was a cluster of yellow and black bulls.
The children of Yellowy!
Due to Weed’s personal preference, the yellow bull had made love with countless cows in the North.
In turn, the descendants were a number of yellow, brown and patched.
Weed called for Yellowy with Sculptural Summoning.
“They are your offspring. Greet them.”
Yellowy, who was at least twice as big as the other bulls, showed off its muscular physique and tread forth. Then the descendant cows rubbed their faces and showed affection.
Weed imagined the mountain of treasures sitting inside the lair.
‘If I take all the treasures in the lair, how many years will it last as the Arpen Empire’s budget?’
Gold, jewellry, antiques and magical items. They were all-cash waiting to be converted.
‘People may not have enough money to purchase all of it. Hmm. It doesn’t matter. I can sell them on credit. They’ll just buy it blindly thinking they can earn later. Ah!’
Credit was common in purchasing things like automobiles!
Weed realized why credit existed.
‘It was a scam to sell things at high prices. It allures impulsive shopping and bombards the buyer with interest… There’s so much to learn in this world.’
People doing business solely with cash transactions were plain stupid.
The law and principle of the world indeed carried great methods of exploitation.
‘And so I picked up another bad deed. One can never learn this through textbooks. You can never underestimate the world even for a moment. Everything and anything must be doubted at first.’
Weed walked into the deep part of the mine. The dwarven users were digging down the trail with pickaxes.
The dwarven warrior Vindel!
Vindell, who was on the highest ranks of the Black Lion Guild, took charge of the dig site upon Weed’s call.
“How is the progress?”
“There are no particular issues. We shifted away a bit from our intended direction, but it is feasible.”
Vindel had a specialized miner’s GPS skill. He could find his way even underground.
“There was a trap. We could have gone in a weird direction if we just drilled through…”
“That is why you can’t take the mines lightly.”
“We must enter the lair on the day Kaybern destroys Castle Bawell. Will there be any delays on our schedule?”
“The speed at which the dwarves dig a mine shaft is phenomenal. They have the will too.”
His speech of robbing a fortune had a direct impact.
Therefore, the dwarves dug day and night at incredible speed.
“Don’t dig too close to the lair. The sound and trembles could give us away.”
“Of course. We will dig to a safe distance and wait for further orders.”
Thief Nide also arrived with a mask over his face.
“Yeah, Hyung. The site is awesome. I didn’t think it’d be this huge.”
“Everything I do is on a large scale. In life, we only have one shot.”
“I thought you liked working honestly and diligently.”
“Living every day with a diligent attitude is important. But, you can’t miss out on opportunities to earn money.”
Nide looked around and could do nothing but be amazed. Usually, robbery would be a quiet entrance and exit. Until now, the places Nide took out were vaults or cemeteries of greedy nobles or royals.
He often worked alone, but for him, to participate in such a large-scale robbery was something really important.That is why he was willing to work with the company of great numbers!
High level dwarves that would be treated well for their skills were instead busy on their short legs and carried the wagons.
It was amazing that all these users were under Weed’s command, but it was even more nerve-wracking to see the number of wagons and bulls getting prepared.
‘Couldn’t we take down the last furniture with this degree of preparation?’
Weed put his hand on Nide’s shoulder and asked.
“How is this? Do you think we’ll succeed?”
“I can’t say for sure.”
Nide was careful with his words for this massive robbery.
“In truth, I don’t know much about the dragon other than the common information.”
“You can be honest.”
“Um… It’s sort of out of the blue.”
Nide was dumbfounded that only a week after he brought up the lair robbery, the preparation was complete.
After all, it was a robbery in a dragon’s lair.
It would be a common procedure to take at least a month or two for preparation.
“Of course Weed Hyung… You are a legendary adventurer, so I am sure that you will find a way through this.”
“I’m going to just go with the flow.”
Nide was somehow reassured by Weed’s composure even under such a critical time.
‘If it was me, this quest would have been so much pressure that I couldn’t eat properly… His guts are on a different level.’
It was as if his past accomplishments proved his worth, and because he was Weed, Nide had to trust him.
If he could remain calm and cold-headed even inside the dragon’s lair…
That very moment! He noticed clear saliva drooling down the side of Weed’s mouth.
“Aren’t you looking forward to the dragon’s treasures?”
“I sure am.”
“Treasure. He-heh. Treasure…”
“Let’s rob all the treasure in there. Yeah. We’ll sweep it clean.”
Red Dragon Landony.
Orc Slaughterer was the nickname given to the dragon who appeared east of the continent.
It attracted less attention in the media or among the users, but the Red Dragon was also a presence threatening the well being of Versailles Continent.
Seechwi arrived in Orcland in the east of the continent, riding on the pirate ship led by Board mir of the three crazy sharks under Becky nin.
“It was a pleasure to serve you.”
“Thanks for dropping me off, Sheek!”
She landed by the empty shore and visited a nearby orc camp.
“He’s a brother. Sheek!”
She threw glaives and played around with the orcs, even sharing the dried beef jerky she brought from the North.
The orc users that were in the North like Seechwi loved grape wine and cheese from Morata. But for the most part, they were content with just eating a lot of meat.
“The Red Dragon. Sheek!”
It was a name feared by even the most ferocious orcs.
“Scary. I don’t know. Sh-Sh-Sheek!”
“Kills our brethren. Sh-Ch-Sheeeeak. Evil dragon.”
“Kills, and kills again. Shuuk!”
Seechwi gathered simple information but came across a strange story.
She learned that Landony destroyed the orc villages and turned them into ruins then carefully examined each location.
‘Is it to leave none alive? Out of hatred toward the orcs? Apparently, it doesn’t even spew breath attacks, unlike Kaybern. Neither does it use area magic spells. This is rather different from the Red Dragon’s usual tendencies.’
The more she heard from the orcs, the stranger it seemed.
The orcs were less intelligent and simple-minded, but they do not lie.
She could easily let these stories slip, but for some reason they did not seem like rumors.
‘I wonder what the reason is. I need to look into this.’
Seechwi decided to take a risk and step into Landony’s territory.
‘It does not reign over a bunch of monsters as Kaybern does, so all I have to do is stay hidden from the dragon.’
It did not frighten her to die proudly as an orc either.
When she arrived at a village which had no orcs, Landony was surprised.
‘The structure of this village is intact? Why did she destroy it this way?’
Seechwi scouted inside the village. Leather, dishware, and wooden furniture were flopped over in this unoccupied orc village.
‘It’s as if it is looking for something that the orcs took.’
She knew instinctively that this information was crucial.
‘I can’t go any further from here by myself.’
Seechwi knew she needed help.
He was the best adventurer she knew, but he was currently busy.
“Help me out. Sheek!”
– Geumchi2: What is it?
“I am on an adventure, and the monsters here are too powerful. Sh-sheek!”
Seechwi’s skills were for small skirmishes and commanding over subordinates.
Without hundreds of orcs under her control, she was powerless!
She decided to call the man she could always depend on, her boyfriend.
– Geumchi2: I will be right there with weapons and my brothers.
The Earthly Shadows party walked through the forest and quickly descended south.
< In search of the great mage.
Mage of the wind, Ruckledare.
Find the tracks of the great mage spread over the continent.
Ruckledare knows about Kaybern and Landony.
Gathering 7 clues will lead you to her.
Reward: Leads to linked quest ‘The Dragon’s Secret’. >
An S rank difficulty quest!
They too, were doing a quest related to the dragon and they were in a rush.
“Weed is going to rob the lair…”
“Their progress is quick. High chance of success too. We can’t lag behind!”
The Earthly Shadows party borrowed a griffon from Myul and flew down to the South.
Midway they resupplied at the desert oasis, crossed the ocean and finally arrived at the Southern Continent!
“Ugh… It’s cold.”
Silver Ring’s body shivered.
Not a single patch of grass or greenery grew on the ground.
Instead, it was a plane of ice and snow covering the entire continent.
“This place is too cold.”
Ben quickly changed into bear hide clothing. The other two also changed outfits and overcame the cold.
Elix used a geographical skill.
It was a skill that informed them of nearby cities, villages or humans within 1 km radius. It also outlined particular traces left on the ground.
“We’ll have to go around first.”
They got back on the griffon and scouted the glacial continent.
They discovered frozen valleys that were once streaming with water and also the peaking ice mountains.
Each time they would accumulate a substantial amount of adventure achievements, but they could not find tracks of the wind mage.
Ben spoke anxiously, “We don’t know just how vast this glacial continent is… Even if the wind mage is nearby, we won’t be able to find her. Maybe we are wasting our time here.”
“Usually we would have drawn a map and proceed relatively quickly, but we are already out of time. Weed might finish the adventure before us.”
Silver Ring looked far into the distance but could see nothing other than white snow.
“It’s not like I became an adventurer to compete, but I can’t stand being in second place every time. We have to do something.”
“Then, we have to risk it and split up in our search.”
The Earthly Shadows party took Ben’s opinion and split up individually.
< Extreme cold is setting in.
Due to your survival ability, cold resistance is increased by 80%. >
The adventurer’s survival skill reduced damage from harsh environments.
They were eager to survive in any way and find the tracks, so they only regrouped after three days.
Elix and Ben were out of luck, but Silver Ring had a unique discovery.
“There is a big frozen forest to the east. There is a lake too with trees and animals and even elves.”
“You met an elf?”
“No. They were all frozen.”
“That’s the scent of adventure. Not sure if it’s related to the wind mage though.”
They were indeed adventurers.
A frozen forest in an icy continent!
If they did not find curiosity in such a strange event, they could never have chosen the path of the adventurer.
Ben jumped onto the griffon.
“We have no time to spare, so let’s talk when we get there.”
“I will lead the way!”
He has led other adventurers since Maze Zode.
“Isn’t it our job to assist Weed-nim in his quest?”
“Yeah. It will be difficult just by himself.”
The adventurers were willing to step up wherever they were needed.
In fact, they were willing to participate in dangerous jobs.
“I think Weed-nim is preparing against Kaybern… It would be hard for him to take on Landony as well.”
“It’s outrageous for him to be responsible for both.”
Adventurer Spenson agreed.
There were over a thousand adventurers following them.
If the opportunity to join the savior quest arose, they wanted to join without a doubt, but did not want to simply wait for it.
“Orcland. I need that area to be searched.”
“There was a request for assistance from Seechwi-nim of the Grass Porridge Cult.”
“Mmm. The villages destroyed by Landony need to be investigated anyhow… But, I plan to go further east.
The adventurers were surprised by Chase’s words.
At first, the continent was only known from the maps!
Rarely in the antique maps sold in shops, the outline of the Eastern Continent was visible.
It wasn’t as big as Versailles Continent, but it was a mystic land with incredibly tall mountains and amazing forests.
Chase had travelled to the Eastern Continent on a boat, but the constant earthquakes and volcanic eruptions sent him home with fear.
Among the adventurers, it was commonly known as the Ring of Fire.
“Landony came from the Ring of Fire. Its lair may be located there too. I am sure there will be some kind of a trace we can refer to. These are the opportunities available to us and a quest could appear for all we know.”
“Going near the lair doesn’t guarantee that we will find a way to defeat it. It’s also difficult to pull a robbery off as Weed-nim does.”
Weed’s robbery was a possible plan because the dwarves had already dug the mine shaft before.
They assessed that it was near impossible given the dangerous terrain in the Ring of Fire.
“Even if we have to take a chance, I want to do at least something. I will not hesitate for even the slightest hope. As an adventurer, it’s what I have to do.”
The adventurers were quite touched by Chase.
The Central Continent was a world of warriors.
Even in the battle against the Hermes Guild, the ones with high combat level swept the floor, and in turn, the adventurers took a scratch to their pride.
At times they invested a lot of time into excavations or quests and picked loot, but more often than not, it was not worth the time compared to hunting.
They often forgot the importance of adventurers, that it was that the job class that was the pioneer of the establishment in the continent and was always the first to jump into the face of danger.
“I will go too.”
“Let us go together. Chase-nim!”
The adventurers collectively agreed to leave for the Ring of Fire.
Three more days passed and finally came the D-Day of the ever anticipated robbery.
“The sky is clear… It is a good day for a robbery.”
This was the first quest ever that Weed looked forward to.
– Nimble Coldwind: Weed-nim. Kaybern flew up from the lair and is headed west.
An avian user informed him of the situation from the sky.
Weed changed his appearance slightly while he was in the form of a dwarf, making his fingers abnormally long and thick. It was to scrape as much treasure as he could carry at once.
“Make sure to inspect all the gear once more. We don’t have second chances.”
“Yes!” The dwarves boomed.
The dwarves participating in the robbery kept checking over their bags and items nervously.
‘Is this really going to work?’
‘Will this robbery succeed?’
They dreamt happily listening to Weed’s speech, but reality hit them.
Primal fear swept them away now that they were about to enter the dragon’s lair.
Even with levels higher than 400, there was no way to escape from a dragon.
They’ve heard since the novice days when they were trained in Thor, from the citizens that often spoke of the dragon’s greatness.
For the dwarves, the dragon was an almighty being.
It was proved not too long ago in Garnav Plains, and it was displaying its power by destroying a city every week.
‘I was insane. I got blinded by the treasure and completely lost my senses.’
‘Are we in actual danger?’
The dwarven users felt uneasy but thought they came too far to turn back. It relieved them that the one leading them was Weed.
‘God of War, Weed… The emperor of the Arpen Empire. The most special individual in all of Royal Road is leading us.’
‘We will pull through because it’s Weed and not me.’
They had faith that Weed would somehow make it happen if they just believed in him.
If they were to forfeit but the robbery succeeded, they were in for years of regret.
The users that joined this robbery bet their lives on Weed who was blinded by the treasure.
“Let us go quickly.”
Weed led the dwarves and ran into the deep part of the mine shaft.
They dug close to the lair and had to dig just a little further.
*Boom! Boom! Boom!*
The dwarven users with over intermediate level mining were assembled in advance and began picking away. The ores crumbled almost instantly and the road extended.
Weed struck down with the pickaxe and dug through the ground.
“Please clean up the debris, so they don’t get in the way.”
For the past week, the dwarves served well as miners.
It wasn’t just for the exit that led to the dragon’s lair, but they also carried out the overall site expansion for widening the mine.
There was sufficient space for the wagons to come and in the corners, they had built defensive facilities, bunkers and storage.
– Shovelmoney: The wagons are ready.
The Mapan Council was ready and waiting.
With money on the line, they boasted speed and accuracy like no other.
A thousand sturdy wagons that could carry anything were on standby!
In the dragon’s lair, there would be heavy mineral ores and miscellaneous items from monsters. The plan was to transport all of them.
– Seasoned Crab: The assault squad is in position and waiting.
The assault squad had subdued Calcus and his group recently.
The assault squad comprised of the Arpen Empire’s elite users excluding the Hermes Guild who were waiting inside the mine.
The moment Weed and the dwarven users enter the mine, the assault squad will follow.
‘It will be best to avoid the dragon soldiers. But I have to be flexible. Robbery is a 100% off the cuff situation. It may turn out better for us if we force our way through if needed and save time where we can.’
When robbing a place, one cannot think about scenarios where they don’t get caught.
Succeeding even after getting discovered is a true robbery!
No one knew what kind of events were waiting for them in the lair, so he prepared as many countermeasures as he could.
Weed and the dwarven users dug through the ground with pickaxes and advanced onward.
The magic lanterns lit up brightly and darkness was no concern for them. They advanced quickly as planned.
Then it was 30 minutes later when they were just about to break into the lair.
– Mapan: Kaybern arrived at Castle Bawell. It didn’t use its breath right away and instead circled the city carefully.
“We are right on time. The objective is insight. Let’s go in. Finally, it is the dragon`s lair!”
Weed and the dwarves struck down, destroyed the thin wall and created a huge hole in it.
“Enter! Hurry up.”
Through the narrow passage, Weed and the dwarves shoved themselves through.
The view that appeared in their eyes the moment they stepped in was indeed breathtaking.
Real gold and silver that they could only dream of were right in front of them in mountains of sparkling gold.
The continent’s most valuable treasures and artefacts were stacked up on top of each other everywhere in this huge lair.
“Look at all this…”
“This, this is unbelievable.”
The dwarven users had their jaws dropped the entire time.
‘This is insane. This right here is heaven.’
The treasures were so seductive that even Weed lost his senses.