Volume 56 Chapter 3 – Legendary Artifact
The entrance to Norn Mountain Pass.
Pale was on standby with the assault squad in order to help Weed with his quest.
“Whew… My heart feels tight but it’s a thrill to watch.”
On live stream, so many draconic warriors and monsters could be seen roaming the mountain pass. It was incredible that Weed and the dwarves were able to infiltrate thus far, and the scene of them heading to the village disguised as animals was palm-sweating.
“There is no need for us to step in.”
Randel, one of the squad members spoke in amazement.
She was a lightning type mage!
A level 510 mage that could focus unmatched firepower on monsters in a split second.
Randel came to the ridge expecting a raging battle but instead was simply watching from afar.
“I didn’t think they would weave through that horde of monsters. This could be really dangerous if the dragon shows up as well.”
“That’s Weed-nim. He always comes through with insane achievements but avoids needless fights.”
“Amazing. Such a variety in proceeding quests.”
Sollon of Mabaros Guild also cut in and pretended to be amazed, but in truth he was disappointed that Weed wasn’t killed by the draconic warriors.
‘He did well as the emperor of the Arpen Empire until now, I give him that. But, there is no need for him to do better. Right about now is a good time for him to die and fail.’
A considerable number of players from the Central Continent were clapping but were full of jealousy.
They wanted to witness Weed fall to his demise, but time and time again he escaped like a slippery roach.
KMC Media was also streaming the scene of Weed traversing Norn Mountain Pass.
– Hyemin-ssi, the terrain of this place is known to be the greatest challenge, right?
– Certainly. The downhill path toward the village has lots of places to hide in comparison. We can assess that they have passed through the most dangerous areas now. The higher the level of the player, the more they think resolve becomes important. They know that concentrating on fighting is what will save their lives. Novice players however, they try all kinds of methods.
– It is astonishing to see this kind of method succeed. The draconic warriors have no clue.
– Though it may be bright, it is still night time… There is grass and trees on this mountain. It would be normal for them to see animals roaming around.
– The draconic warriors were admirably loyal, but they are not exactly wise or quick-witted. I think Weed-nim is taking full advantage of that.
– He got well around their backs.
A thick fog settled in the midst of the night.
Weed and the dwarves followed the ridge and soon diverged into a path between the trees.
“Treestub Village isn’t far from here. I know a safe route.”
With Brockhand’s guidance, they passed through a cave and grassy regions.
Their range of sight was only about 3-4 meters but the dwarves knew the roads like the back of their hand.
The closer they got to the dwarf village, the more covers and caves they could use to keep themselves hidden.
If Brockhand died before getting this far, they would have never known this route.
“Up ahead is Treestub Village.”
Finally, they had arrived at Treestub Village where vicious-looking dwarf guards who were holding massive hammers and axes were standing by the entrance.
“Do you go by Weedhand?”
“We welcome you!”
Weed was shocked by the equipment these dwarves were wearing.
‘Only the best dwarf warriors are gathered in this village.’
Over time, the quality of equipment worn by players has improved constantly.
Items of level 400 ~ 500 were very common and those of higher level showed up as well. The typical examples of these gears were the ones looted from the dragon’s lair!
The equipment worn by the dwarven warriors were at least over level 500 and given the current standard of the players, the quality of these items were of the best.
‘1,000 dwarf warriors. It means they are Thor’s best dwarf warriors.’
The elites of the elites trained in secret for the assault on the dragon.
< Dwarf Conference Complete.
You have arrived at Treestub Village where the dwarf conference will take place.
Now you and the dwarves will decide on the fate of the dwarven race.>
< Reputation increased by 20,000. >
< Adventure achievement increased all stats by 2. >
< Perseverance increased by 5. >
< Spirit increased by 4. >
The dwarf warriors gathered in Treestub Village varied from young men to seniors, but they all possessed incredible strength and stamina due to their racial trait.
They each emptied 20 glasses of beer straight and denounced Kaybern.
“The Brazier of Sacrifice has returned and it means the time we dwarves have been waiting for has come.”
“No matter what danger awaits us, this opportunity is worth every risk.”
“We will advance and show the youth what pride is.”
It wasn’t long before the dwarves decided to go to war.
The thousand most skillful dwarven warriors in the entire race determined to step into battle against the dragon.
The next moment, a chain quest appeared!
<The Dwarf Test
The dwarves made up their resolution to fight with their boastful iron axes.
Their bodies and stamina were denser than the rocks!
The dwarven warriors, the crushers of fearsome monsters, amassed their will.
“We dwarves will not stop until the end.”
The dwarves spoke in agreement.
“However, we must announce the leader who will lead us all.”
“The most valiant dwarf. One who can charge at Kaybern fearlessly.”
Pass the test of the dwarves.
You will gain the title to lead them.
Should you fail, you will be unable to lead them in battle and instead will participate as one of many in the battle against Kaybern.
Difficulty: Race quest
Requirement: Dwarf. Restricted to dwarves in Treestub Village only.
Reward: Legendary weapon.
This quest cannot be forfeited. It will proceed invariably.>
The dwarves in charge of the conference came out with 5 axes.
“Since you retrieved the Brazier of Sacrifice, you get to choose an axe first. Pick the axe that fits your preference.”
The dwarf warrior with the reddest nose and muscular forearms spoke.
“If you’re a dwarf, you must have a great understanding of axes and iron. Examine with your eyes and wield it with your hands. If you choose the right axe, we will be under your command.”
Weed looked over the axes.
They were crude axes that varied in size, thickness and materials.
These dwarven made weapons carried the unique trait; the sharp blade shined in the light and a sense of raw power that could split anything apart.
‘The handles are nothing fancy, very ordinary.’
Dwarven made products were known for being extremely practical and sturdy, but these axes seemed like they were crafted long ago.
Weed grasped the thick axe with his hands.
< A blacksmith who wields the essence of iron has hidden the details of this axe.
Your blacksmithing level is too low. Identification failed. >
Identification skill was useless.
‘Of course there was a trick.’
He knew it seemed too easy compared to the difficulty of the quest.
The dwarf warrior explained with his rough voice.
“One of these axes is a legendary weapon that we have treasured, three are axes wielded by heroes in the era of war, and the last is just a plain axe.”
“The dwarves, deemed as great commanders, crafted this through generations. One of these axes was a masterpiece crafted over hundreds of years, instilled with the will of us dwarves to crush Kaybern’s skull in half. It was a desire greater than life itself.”
He must search out this axe with his eyes and touch.
Weed gulped anxiously having to find the axe just by appearance.
‘A legendary axe. Lucky draw is definitely not my forte.”
Since he was young, he never believed in luck.
He never played claw machine games because he thought it was a waste of money, but when life was hardest, he bought a lottery ticket just to keep himself hopeful.
For a week he was dreaming of the chance of winning 1st place and made a plan of how to spend it.
First, he would buy a house, then make a deposit to the bank and buy clothes for his grandmother and sister.
‘I never won.’
He kicked himself after watching the lottery announcement, thinking he was stupid enough to waste money and scrapped the ticket.
Even after that, whenever he hit curves in life he bought himself tickets, but never won.
‘Lucky draw is buying false hope. S rank quests are better off.’
Indeed it was a challenge to figure out the correct axe just by looking.
‘It’s not about the appearance. Novice weapons could be differentiated easily from the better made weapons, but these axes are premium.”
The plain axe mentioned in the quest could be identified with ease.
The handle was made from plain lumber and seemed like it was mass produced.
However, picking a legendary weapon out of the 4 incredibly well-crafted weapons was near impossible.
‘This too is a dwarf quest after all. If I used an axe as my primary weapon, would it have been easy to figure out? No. It would have been some help, but I don’t think I would have figured it out just by brief touch.’
Weed swung each axe into the air. The weight balance and transfer were all clean as they were all dwarven made.
If swords were elegant and quick, axes were swung with brute force accumulated from the entire body focused into a single point.
Due to its destructive power, one who started off with an axe rarely switched to other weapons.
‘One of four. 25% chance. That plain axe is undoubtedly what it looks like. It doesn’t seem to carry any tricks.’
Weed was having trouble determining which axe to choose.
‘Should I really leave this to luck? A Miracle? No. There must be a way. One that can’t be seen with just eyes and touch…’
A thought suddenly passed through his mind.
Dwarves were master artisans before they were the strongest warriors.
How the weapon would be wielded was the most important for their kind.
Weed swung each axe again.
At first, he didn’t know which axe was best, but he quickly caught on.
Weed smiled lightly and made his decision.
“I will choose the axe on the furthest right.”
“… Are you sure? You won’t regret it?”
“Yes. I am certain that this is the legendary axe that will split Kaybern’s skull.”
It was impossible to identify by looking.
Touching wasn’t any better. Maybe a master blacksmith could differentiate it.
‘I wonder if I needed to be a master blacksmith and a level 700, 800 warrior to succeed in the dwarf race quest.’
There was no extent to just how difficult this quest was and inevitably he had to choose a single axe. If he chose with greed and false hope, it would be no different from relying on luck.
Only the dwarves knew which ones were the axes of heroes and which was the legendary axe.
‘The examiners had the answer.’
Each time Weed swung an axe, their eyes and attitude changed noticeably.
Their reaction for the plain-looking axe wasn’t particular.
Their eyes were fixated when he was holding the other axes and when he swung the axe on the furthest right, they were enveloped in a sense of excitement and awe.
Even when he put it down on the ground, they seemed anxious as if it was going to leave a scratch on the axe.
‘There was no trick to begin with. Dwarves are a kind that cannot hide their expression.’
Their attitude towards the axe showed him the clear answer.
There was no reason for him to hesitate on the decision nor the possibility of failure.
< The dwarf test is complete.
The legendary axe instilled with longing that has spanned centuries has shown itself to the world once again. Honor will be restored to the dwarves that have lived lowly on the ground!
Lead the dwarf warriors. Swing down with the legendary axe and slay Kaybern. >
< Reputation increased by 40,000. >
< You have touched the legendary axe.
Blacksmithing skill level has increased to Advanced level 4. You are now capable of refining more resources and applying traits to weapons and armor. >
< Adventure achievements increase all stats by 4. >
< Intelligence increased by 5. >
< Wisdom increased by 4. >
< You have gained the authority to command 1,000 dwarf warriors. >
The rewards were tremendous for quite an easy quest!
The increase in blacksmithing proficiency was also a precious benefit.
“As expected of the dwarf who took back the Brazier of Sacrifice.”
“I knew you would find the legendary axe. If you knew the taste of an axe, that is.”
“If you’re a dwarf, you can feel the legendary axe. It was a simple test, really.”
Weed showed no interest in the chattering dwarves. His eyes were set only on the legendary axe. The dwarf that led the conference handed over the axe with his two hands upheld.
“This is yours.”
“Are you really giving it to me?”
“Of course. You, who must command all dwarves, have the right to wield this axe.”
Gulp, gulp, gulp.
Weed was almost drooling.
‘Look what rolled right into my arms.’
The reason he came all the way to Treestub Village was to ask for assistance from the dwarf warriors.
Historically, the dwarves lived like slaves under the dragon.
Defeating the dragon was the sworn fate of their kind.
In the entire process of the race quest, they were offering so much.
Weed understood why the dragons left other races alone and specifically exploited dwarves.
< You have received the legendary Dragon Slayer Axe. >
The legendary weapon.
Emperor Geihar had legendary equipment in the past, and it was said that even among legendary items there were great differences.
< You have passed the dwarf test and the details of the axe has been revealed. >
Dragon Slayer Axe: Durability 350/350. Attack Damage 331~ 572.
An axe crafted over generations, across centuries, by the best dwarf blacksmiths who ever lived.
An unbelievable legendary weapon!
The dwarf blacksmiths from each generation imbued it with all their talent.
Unimaginable power will be transferred to the dwarf who wields this axe against the dragon.
Its tremendous power could only be wielded properly with two hands.
The dwarves have suffered a lot in order to craft this axe.
Each battle with this axe will result in 10-point reduction in any random stat.
Requirement: Dwarf only.
Attribute: Maximum health points and mana increased by 300%.
All stats +150.
Axe skill damage increased by 80% and increased critical chance.
Radius of axe skills increased by 200%.
Grievous wounds apply additional damage for 20 seconds.
Consecutive successful attacks will reduce the target’s armor by 15.
Reduces monster’s spirit by 70%.
Axe skill destructive force increased by 200% and mana cost reduced by half.
Planting the axe into the ground summons Dwarven Rock Shield.
Strength and stamina enhancing skills are all mastered.
Rate of mastering combat skills increased by 200%.
Attack damage of nearby dwarf warriors increased by 50%.
Special attributes that activate only when engaging dragons:
Attack damage doubled.
Magic resistance increased by 49%.
Upon taking damage, health recovery is increased by 150%.
Immune to curse and physical debuffs.
Penetration, destructive force and crushing damage.
When both feet are touching the earth, the user will not be knocked back by any force.
“This is insane, just utterly insane.”
Heavenly compliments sprang out of Weed’s mouth.
The axe was so huge that it had to be held two-handed, and it was heavier and more powerful than a sword.
It was a weapon solely for offense!
Its base attack damage was three times the damage of the Loa sword and had enhanced attack skills and additional power transfer when fighting a dragon.
“The only thing that bothers me is the Divine Sacrifice…”
Each battle would cost 10 stats!
By simple calculations, just 5 battles would cost 50 random stats.
Needlessly accumulated stats in Dignity, Charm, Mentality and Fighting Spirit could decline, but it was the same case for Strength, Agility and Stamina which were vital.
“It’s not a weapon I can use all the time. Still, compared to the Loa sword it will have 5 times more attack damage. I suppose this is for boss raids. As I thought, the dwarves were the answer.”
The Savior quest, as grand as it sounded, would only provide for one or two heroes.
When they combine their power against the dragon, just how much help they would prove to be was unknown!
The dwarf race quest not only gave him experienced warriors as allies but provided him with the best weapons.
‘With this axe, I could inflict some serious damage on the dragon.’
Weed was confident that this weapon could cut down 10% of Kaybern’s health points.
He would have to use the Brazier of Sacrifice without question, but he could do a flurry of attacks while the dwarf warriors bought some time.
‘Even so, I can’t guarantee a victory.’
The dragon’s style of battle was the concern.
No matter how powerful they could get, if the dragon bombards magical spells from the sky the dwarves had no way to attack.
‘Kaybern thinks so lowly of these dwarves to begin with and now that he was robbed, he would be furious. With no other variables, the battle has to be on ground level. We need to draw him into it. If the other dwarves create a diversion, it will buy me some time but it will still be difficult.’
Weed simulated the battle scene against Kaybern.
Even if he were to be very tactical with these dwarves, it still seemed a bit extreme to fight the dragon.
It wasn’t as if the dragon was going to just swing its paws.
‘The probability is just too low. If I enhance magic resistance radically the dwarves won’t die as easily but…’
The dwarves shouted and announced their fighting spirit.
“We won’t even get a chance to get at Kaybern if it wasn’t for Weedhand.”
“It only makes sense that he will lead us. Though he may be young, he has shown us courage and strength.”
“But a dragon is a dragon. We won’t win the battle.”
“The treasure of our race. The Crown of Lightning will do the trick.”
“You mean the legendary gear crafted by Somhand, the most brilliant dwarf in history?”
Weed’s ears were hooked.
His heart fluttered at the story of another equipment.
The dwarf that brought him the Dragon Slayer Axe spoke again.
“Weedhand. If it’s you, I know you will be able to find the Crown of Lightning. It is another treasure crafted to kill Kaybern!”
Crown of Lightning.
The dwarves are valiant warriors and will follow you, the hero.
Lead the thousand warriors and uncover their treasure, the Crown of Lightning!
It will be worth every sacrifice.
Difficulty: Race quest.
Reward: Crown of Lightning.
< The quest, with the fate of the race at stake, has been activated!
You must command the courageous dwarves and defeat Kaybern.
The wicked dragon will ridicule its challengers and destroy them.
The dwarves however, will not back down and the clash with the dragon is inevitable.
Return true freedom to the dwarves of the high mountains!
The legendary gears hidden by the dwarves will aid you in your battle.
The dwarves prohibit other races from entering the secret location where their treasure is kept. If one who is not a dwarf enters the quest, the warriors shall reject the hero.
Should the quest fail, the relationship between the dwarves and Kaybern will turn for the worst. Thor will be annihilated by the dragon. >
The destruction of Thor.
This Kaybern mission determined the fate of the dwarves.
‘Why is this race quest so extreme?’
One wrong move and the entire race could be erased off the planet.
‘The Crown of Lightning…’
The legendary gear kept by the dwarves!
Weed asked the dwarf who gave the quest to him.
“What is the Crown of Lightning?”
“It’s a crown that wields the most powerful element, lightning. It’s a legendary item that could turn anything in sight into ashes. If you wear it, you can lead an army with great charisma. It’s a crown crucial for leading our warriors.”
“Oh… What an incredible treasure. So where is this crown?”
“That’s up to you to figure out.”
“The young dwarf warriors will assist you. Wherever you go.”
– Mapan: I have never heard of the Crown of Lightning! There isn’t any record of it in historical books nor quest logs.
Weed imagined that it was an invaluable item if it was on par with the Dragon Slayer Axe.
The legendary artifact of the dwarven race! They have prepared it for hundreds of years in order to kill the dragon, so there was no doubt that its powers would be immense.
‘This is a jackpot of items!’
– Chase: So, a legendary gear hidden by the dwarves. Weed-nim just might slaughter them all before we finish our quest.
– Spenson: Given the trait of the crown, it seems there is a big boost of command ability. I bet there’s various protection spells to use against the dragon. If Weed-nim equips it and leads the army, the effects will be enormous. Since it’s a crown, it will also help him in his governance as the emperor.
There was a huge commotion on the discussion boards as well.
Each broadcasting station was live streaming Weed’s adventure but in some situations, there needed to be a bit of confidentiality and hence they delayed the feed by 3 minutes.
The viewers went wild since the appearance of the Dragon Slayer Axe.
After hearing that Weed had to uncover the Crown of Lightning, they were about to go on a riot.
– God of items has blessed him. This is God’s work.
– So awesome! He’s completely looting all of the dwarven treasures! Sick!
– But, Weed isn’t a dwarf. He’s a human.
– Dwarf race quest. Flex. Weed’s about to bleed them dry.
The players watching the stream were even more excited.
‘The legendary equipment of the dwarves. These will do nicely as the crown of Arpen Empire’s emperor.’
Weed was outright tempted.
A collection of great equipment was said to be the most transparent thing in this world.
“Yes. I will certainly find it.”
< Quest has been accepted. >
Weed decided to gather some information from the dwarves of Treestub Village.
“Where’s the Crown of Lightning?”
“I don’t know.”
“How could I find this crown?”
“Uhh… You have to look for it. Weedhand, who brought back the Brazier of Sacrifice. I am certain that you would be able to find it.”
“So, the Crown of Lightning…”
“First time I heard about it.”
None of the dwarves in this village had useful information.
Weed remembered the dwarf who first spoke to him about the crown.
He was a particularly short dwarf but with a thick lower body!
He was a warrior and an excellent blacksmith, a renowned dwarf citizen with a high reputation in Thor.
“I wish to know about the Crown of Lightning.”
“I want to tell you but… It will be dangerous.”
Weed smacked his lips and answered.
“So you knew after all. I am ready to sacrifice my life for our kin.”
“If that is so, take this.”
< You have obtained the dwarven secret map. >
It was an old scroll made out of deer hide. The corners were worn away over time, but it had drawings of mountains and an X mark in the center.
“Our dwarf ancestors created this location in preparation for battle against the dragon.”
“So, this must be the treasure storage?”
“I am not certain but you could think of it like that. We stocked all the equipment crafted for the dragon hunt.”
“Including the crown; loads of equipment…”
“However, it was overtaken by monsters. The proud dwarf warriors will assist you, so you must take them back.”
Weed took a closer look at the scroll.
‘There are no cities or villages on this map. I guess that’s to be expected…’
There were neither markings of rivers or seas. There were mountains coloured black and some were especially darker.
‘Maybe this is showing size and altitude by gradations? The terrain looks like Argoldia.
It was one of the 10 forbidden zones.
It was a region located in the desert terrain of the Central Continent, comprised of rocks and sand. Versailles was vast but these rugged deserts were rare.
‘If it’s Argoldia, that’s less area to search. Though it’s one of the forbidden locations, it’s not the early days of Royal Road now. It’s not an absolute danger zone. The quest will be difficult and I have to get into the mindset. The pinpoint location will be not too difficult to find since I have the map.’
Weed looked at the map and made calculations.
Since this quest had the fate of the dwarven race and the equipment to be used in the battle against the dragon on the line, it would be a great challenge.
‘I have to assume that high-tier monsters inhabit these forbidden locations. They told me that they were overrun by monsters, so it’s likely that the monsters may be armed with the dwarven gear.’
The Goblins, for example, utilized human made items very well.
The higher the tier of the monster, the better they recognized quality equipment and used them as their own.
‘So, I have to lead the warriors and defeat the monsters. Seems pretty self-explanatory.”
The quest being a race quest, he could not receive help from human players.
Oberon and the dwarves could provide some help, but strategically that would only mean a few dwarven warriors added into the mix, which wasn’t too significant.
‘I gotta do this solo. Yep. That’s the plan.’
Reverse was blissful stepping out the gates of Morata.
< Awakening of the sword!
Your incredible talents in swordsmanship is showing prowess.
Swordsmanship becomes stronger and quicker.
Novice restrictions allow up to 54% increased rate in proficiency. >
“Hahaha. Now we’re talking.”
He obtained a good sword into his possession from the auction site.
He also equipped a leather armor that boosted health points, defense as well as Agility.
From head to toe he wore the best equipment for his level.
“This is a great vibe.”
Reverse felt the exhilaration from his gear and sprinted towards the nearby rabbits.
His movement speed was 30% quicker than before.
He dashed ferociously and cut them down in a single swing.
< The rabbit was killed. >
< You have obtained experience. >
“Hu-hu-hu, one hit.”
Reverse was now comfortable killing rabbits that were once a hassle to hunt.
He was much faster, with stronger attack, making his hunting speed at least 5 times more efficient.
“Yes, this is how it should be. I need to hunt speedily like this.”
He focused on hunting in front of the gates of Morata and the time that passed so slowly when he hit scarecrows was ever so quick now.
< You have gained a level. >
It was so exciting to move around.
Experiencing growth while hunting was more satisfying than eating the most delicious food in the world!
“Excuse me… Do you want to hunt in a party?”
There were even other players asking him to hunt together.
In the eyes of fellow novice players, Reverse looked to be an amazing swordsman with rapid movement.
“We are going to the eastern forest and hunt foxes or wolves. You seem to be a swordsman. Do you want to go with us?”
A group showed up asking him to go hunt in a party.
Reverse rubbed his chin and checked the status of each player.
Having looked through so many novice equipment on the item trade websites, he could assess them roughly.
They were equipped with common gear that were a little over level 15.
“Sounds good, I’m in.”
Reverse moved along to the eastern forest with the group.
The wolves he had trouble with before now took significant damage each time he struck with his sword. One careless move got him bit or scratched, but most of the damage was mitigated by his armor.
“You’re so strong.”
“This is just the basic level.”
Reverse continued his party hunt and drenched in the joy of being the carry.
The results of spending cash was reflected on his gear and the more he fell into Royal Road.
‘This is fun. To an insane degree…’
After about 30 minutes, they settled to rest.
They started a campfire and shared some fruits from their bags.
In Morata, farm products were abundant and delicious, commonly carried around by novice players.
“I heard Morata is going to fall. Is it true?”
“I don’t know. I heard when Castle Wapen falls, Mistress will be the next target. After that is Morata.”
“It will be devastating if Morata gets ruined.”
The players chumped on their fruits as they exchanged conversations.
It was only 18 days until the doomsday predicted by the scholars of Grass Porridge Cult.
As a result, it created commotion among the players of Morata and many did not believe it.
‘On that day, Kaybern will appear for real.’
Reverse frowned while digging into his fruit.
The date that was calculated via his AI and the date predicted by the scholars were identical.
In order for Morata to avoid being targeted, they had to scrap 5.2% of the city’s territory.
Then 2% more on the following week; 8% on the week after.
If they destroyed Great Landmarks or commercial facilities, they would have to destroy less area, but that did not seem feasible.
If the dragon appears, I have to move to another location. I wonder if it was a bad decision for me to start in Morata.’
Although he wasn’t there for long, the thought of losing his homeland planted thoughts of regret inside him.
“Wouldn’t Weed-nim protect Morata?”
“Mmm. He did retrieve the Brazier of Sacrifice… Maybe he could win against the dragon.”
Reverse considered their words as false hope.
‘Brazier of Sacrifice. It will be impossible even with that item.’
Weed’s success of the lair raid increased the expectations of players.
Especially, the Northern players were creating a public sentiment to defend Morata.
‘He can’t pull it off with those measly dwarves…’
Even though Reverse was a novice, his assessment skills were on par with Weed and Bard Ray.
‘If they fight well, they could deal some damage to Kaybern. Even so, it won’t be enough to kill it; not worth betting the fate of the dwarves…’
The alliance of dark gamers.
They were making huge profits after Kaybern threw the world into chaos.
Monsters were everywhere and hunting was much more accessible and, correspondingly, so did the danger level.
– I want to go to Puhol Waterpark. I am looking for an escort.
– Looking for a weapon. Only ones that I can equip.
– Can someone carry me for 2 days?
– I need people to join me in a dungeon for a quest. I will pay hourly wage when we depart from Morata.
The dark gamers sold their loot and took errands to make money.
Even among them, the debate about Kaybern was a hot topic.
– It’s so prosperous nowadays, but Kaybern is quite worrisome.
– The clients are afraid to hunt. There are also a reduced number of tourists.
– Did you see the lineup at Puhol Waterpark? All the people that should be out hunting are just dozing off.
– I do see less commissions coming in. Market price on equipment declined slightly as well.
– The Central Continent players are streaming over to the Northern Continent, so that is no surprise. However, they too will need gold to spend, so the price of gold would remain the same.
– The equipment needs to be sold for higher value. I can’t make decent profits with just errands and gold.
– Seniors. Magarita Village is being invaded by monsters. Could you offer some assistance?
Every day in the alliance of dark gamers, the information about village destructions and monsters were updated.
The dark gamers that were making high profits in such a short time were also feeling the state of the world.
– The villages and cities are being destroyed one by one. Just by the fact that the village we passed through some time ago was overtaken by monsters… Our jobs are disappearing.
– People are migrating to safe regions, so won’t the jobs stay consistent?
– They will crowd up and get destroyed… Let’s say in the future the vital cities have suffered greatly. It would be a huge predicament.
The dark gamers were concerned about the state of the world.
They wished for this Kaybern alert to be relieved soon, but the dragon would not be easily defeated. They, who hunted far more monsters than anyone, knew that fact very well.