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Chapter 3: Uncontrolled Luck?
Date Published: March 10th, 2015
Edit: I made it so that Lucas was holding the button down instead of tapping it.....since people say that it was impossible to tap 500 times on the period of time....
Edit Again:.......can't believe I forgot that each level is 5 [Status Points].....ugh -_-
Chapter 3: Uncontrolled Luck?
A person clad in shining white armor fell from the sky.
Rumors say that the [Hero] has been summoned and everyone rejoiced at the appearance of the white knight.
But there was something wrong.
The person that fell was indeed wearing the [Mithril Set] that only [Heroes] can wear, but surrounding him, was a black mist darker than the black night.
So dark, even though it’s the middle of the night, they could still see the outline of that deep black mist.
The [Hero] landed with a loud boom.
Then began the horror.
Light crosses immobilized the monsters surrounding the [Hero].
With the sound of a beast’s roar, everyone flinched.
“R-retreat!!! The [Hero] will begin his rampage! Retreat if you value your lives!!!”
The driver that seemed to have carried the [Hero] shouted to everyone in the battlefield.
At first, the soldiers thought that he was not worthy of that order as he was just a driver, one of the many soldiers that could be easily replaced. But after seeing the [Hero] trash around like a wild beast, they dropped their weapons and turned tail.
It was a horrific scene.
A torrent of slashes could be seen damaging the monsters immobilized by [Heaven’s Crucifixion] while the [Hero]’s figure blurred.
However, that still wasn’t enough to kill them. Transparent black and white masses appeared on both sides of the [Hero] still clad in darkness and began trashing about destroying everything in his surroundings.
Even though the soldiers are already afraid of the [Hero] and began retreating, the monsters still came towards him like magnet of opposite poles attracting each other.
But that still wasn’t enough to kill the [Hero].
With three swords, the [Hero] slashed a monster with every move he makes.
At times, the [Hero] would even dissolve into bats, lifts monsters high in the air then drops them with tremendous force.
Monsters would immediately freeze, tornadoes would be born out of nothing, countless wind blades would tear them to ribbons, pillars of water would sprout from the ground, the ground would bend at his touch blocking some of the monsters’ attacks.
It was too much, nobody has seen that much magic being used by a single person before.
The soldiers didn’t know whether to be scared, happy, surprised, or relieved.
From time to time, red and blue light would come out of the monsters and travel towards the [Hero]. This is actually the vampire’s skill [Life Steal] and [Mana Steal] but they didn’t know that.
[Life Steal] decreases the caster’s MP as price for gaining the enemy’s HP with a 1:3 ratio of HP gained and MP decrease and vice versa for [Mana Steal].
But with [Draughtbane], all Lucas had to do is use [Mana Steal] and gain HP by slashing the enemies with [Draughtbane]. But with the [Dragon’s Wrath] being activated, he’s now only using every skill in his arsenal using instinct and not really giving everything he do much thought.
Again of course, the soldier doesn’t know that and hence, can only be terrified and amazed by this [Hero] rampaging in the battlefield.
At this moment, they felt grateful for the driver’s warning earlier to retreat. If he hadn’t warned them, then they would probably be caught up in this mess.
The (massacre) battle went on with the [Hero]’s one sided rampage. More powerful spells emerged. Huge waves of water flooded the monsters, cages made of ice began appearing one after another encasing monsters here and there, ice fell like raindrops from the sky, a whole area of 6 meters in diameter encased in ice…some soldiers even started to pity the monsters at this point.
Sometimes, a heroic minotaur would emerge and tries to ram him with its horns only to be stopped with a punch to the head making the minotaur’s face slam on the ground then afterwards, the [Hero] would stomp his feet repeatedly on the minotaur’s head whilst releasing small earthquakes until the minotaur dies.
At the sight of this, as expected, even the monsters would flinch in fear.
The battlefield, enveloped by that roar, was brought to an end.
Piles of monsters made a mountain of flesh, on top of it was a ([Monster]) [Hero], clad in white shining armor now drenched in blood and darkness with blood red cape fluttering behind him.
The soldiers, beginning to think it’s over, rejoiced and started to run over to the [Hero] to congratulate him, when suddenly, a change occurred.
The white shining armor from before was being slowly devoured by a dull black. The Golden ornaments had also changed into blood red design. Horns sprouted from the helmet. The pure white swords on each hand also turned demonic.
What stood in front of them was no longer a [Hero], but a [Monster].
Before, the roar was but a man’s shout, but this time, it really held the roar of a monster.
The ([Hero]) [Monster] let out a low growl.
It turned its back towards the soldiers as if losing all interest in them and ran off who knows where leaving the soldiers behind.
“J-just what…was that?”
“…T-that’s supposed to be the [Hero] right?...Why did the [Mithril Set] turn black?”
“How should I know?...I’m still shaking even after he left…”
“…I think I need to change my pants before going home…”
One after another, they began to leave the battlefield wanting to see their families immediately to seek comfort.
Even though they had won, with the [Hero] like that. They can’t help but feel dejected and no one had the mood to celebrate.
+ + +
“…Dear, is he really a [Hero]?”
The Queen, having watched the battle from the balcony asked her husband.
“…Yeah…but I can see now why he had such a [Title].”
“What do you mean?”
“When we were summoning him, we were allowed to actually choose who to summon but he as he was the only one who had a [Hero] title, we were left with no choice and summoned him.”
The process summoning in this world involved using a stone tablet which displays [Titles] of people from other worlds who has the [Hero] title in it, then, after erecting 4 pedestals used for summoning, the summoners would call the [Hero] using his/her [Title] along with the chants used for summoning a person from a different world in order to summon the said [Hero].
“His [Hero] title was the [Light Hero shrouded by Darkness]…I don’t know what sort of circumstance had let him had such a title but looking at him now…he certainly was surrounded in darkness while wearing the [Mithril Set].”
“…What a troubling [Hero]…to have two opposing elements within him…and it has to be [Light] and [Dark]…”
“Troublesome indeed, but still…he’s strong.”
For a [Hero], normally, they have to be associated with anything but [Dark] attribute as [Dark] equates to [Evil]. But Lucas has, for some reason, a [Dark] attribute title along with [Light].
Having [Dark] attribute is somewhat still normal when it comes to skills and magic, but titles are different.
Say for example, a [Dark] attribute mage goes around helping people and was given a [Light] attributed title, would you think that the mage was good or not? Of course it would be good.
But when a [Light] attribute mage starts rampaging and gained a [Dark] attribute title, would you still say that the mage is good despite having [Light] magic?
This is because titles say what sort of person you are while skills are but weapons to use in fighting or in everyday life.
“In any case…we need to do something about this.”
“Yeah, even though we had won, the [Hero] became like that and left leaving the soldiers’ morale drop.”
“Ah, yes. That too.”
The King nodded at her wife’s words which made the Queen wonder.
“What? You were thinking of something else?”
The King scratched his cheek while glancing at his daughter nervously with a troubled smile.
Looking at her daughter curiously, she immediately knew why her husband was worried.
Why? Because now, the Princess’ eyes was sparkling like a kid having found a new toy.
“…Let’s hope that he doesn’t come back here…”
With a sigh, the two parents left the balcony to prepare to regain the soldiers’ morale.
+ + +
As soon as I gained consciousness, I felt a pang of pain in my head.
Congratulations! You have gained a new Title: Monster Mass Murderer!
For one-sidedly killing monsters in the battlefield, monsters would now look at you in fright! You like the blood of the monsters drench your body and would smile at the hundreds of corpses beneath you!
The more monsters’ blood covers your body, the more strength you gain!
Congratulations! You are the first to discover this dungeon!
For 1 week, you will have double EXP in this dungeon.
When I opened my eyes, I was greeted with these messages.
Looking at them, I can now conclude that I actually won the battle earlier! Looks like rampaging using [Dragon’s Wrath] was the right choice indeed but I don’t really want to use that too often…
How do I say this? It’s like being in autopilot. I don’t even know what I’m doing.
Like somebody else is in control…
In any case, I won, and am now back to normal.
But where am I?...For me to go in a dungeon……it’s like that time with [Denneth’s Cave] all over again.
I slowly stood up and looked at my surroundings.
Instead of being in a cave, it looks like I’m in a flower field. Which is weird since I’m in a cave.
I look at the ceiling and sure enough, I see it covered in rocks.
Well, the vampire village also has trees for some reason despite being in a cave…maybe I’m back? No, that couldn’t be it.
This is a new dungeon. And if I’m back, I should be back to my room. So where am I?
Everywhere I looked, there are only flowers and flowers so I decided to give up and rest for a while to calm myself.
I still have that headache from using [Dragon’s Wrath] and this time was more painful than before.
While bearing the pain, I looked at my armor and weapons.
“Uwah….I can’t believe I almost used up their durability…”
Everyone except from [Durandal] which has no durability had extremely low durability.
As expected, wildly using them like that, of course they would get this exhausted.
No choice then, I’ll have to use [Metallurgy Repair] on them. It’s a good thing I unlocked that skill before…but this is the first time I’m using this skill….
[Metallurgy Repair] has failed!
Ugh….a penalty…alright, next. I’ll succeed on the next try!
[Metallurgy Repair] has failed!
[Metallurgy Repair] has failed!
[Metallurgy Repair] has failed!
I thought I have high LUK!?
Well…I guess it’s because I’m repairing high rank weapons and equipment with Beginner skill….let’s store them away for now…
I thought to myself as I change into the [Nocturnal Set].
Haah…I should’ve bought cheap weapons and armors to practice when I was in [Drachedge]…and I gave away all the demi-vampire equipments to Noir to sell……speaking of which, I haven’t received my money yet from him! How dare he try to trick me!
Well, I also forgot but still! As a merchant, he has to have remembered it! And he didn’t make me remember!
GNnnnggnngngngngngn……………haah…I seriously need a rest…
But before that, I need to allocate my [Stat Points]…How much level did I get I wonder?
After viewing my [Status Window], my jaw dropped to the ground.
That’s right, I leveled up a wooping 51 times! Well, with the X2 EXP and item drop and the high difference in level, not to mention I did fight hordes of monsters, of course I would level up by a lot but still, after looking at it, I can’t help but be surprised after all.
“Hehehehe, looks like [Dragon’s Wrath] amplified my strength by a lot! This is amazing! Just how high did my [Rage] stat go up anyway?”
Though I asked that, I’m pretty sure no one can answer me anyway.
I brought the tip of my finger towards the up arrow in LUK thinking I’ll allocate about 10 there before anything else and began clicking.
Oh yeah, I did have X2 item drop as well right? I wonder what drops I got from that battle?
It would be nice to have high rank equipments and weapons. If it’s low rank, I can use it to practice my repair skills.
Ingredients would be nice as well, maybe they would have a good effect when I cook them.
Speaking of which, I still haven’t unlocked [Cooking] from the [Basic Cooking Skill Tree Book], guess I’ll unlock it later. My Satiety has sure to have gone down as I haven’t eaten yet since I went to this world…and does that system still exist despite using [Character Switch]?...I need to test on this later.
Maybe there’s rare minerals that dropped as well. I can try [Smithing] as well. For leathers, I can practice [Tailoring]. Huhuhuhu, I don’t understand why others would think crafting to be boring. Just thinking about doing them already excites me!
As I indulge myself in excitement, I notice my hand still holding down the up button on the status window.
I continued to stare at my status in silent.
“NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! COME BACK!!!!! MY 255[STAT POINTS]!!!!!”
That’s right. While I was thinking of other things, I somehow forgot to remove my finger on the up arrow in LUK. The result, 255 [Stat Points] was allocated solely by LUK and now, I no longer have any [Stat Points] to spare.
“Damn! Damn! Damn! DAMNIT!!!!”
While in orz posture, I kept pounding on the ground with tears falling in my eyes.
Uuuu…that last time I tear up was when I watched the pure-blooded vampires being burned to death. Just goes to show how much I was devastated with the 255 lost [Stat Points]…
“I’m definitely going to find the person capable of [Stat Reset] later! Definitely!.......If there’s one………ughhh…”
In some games, there is certainly an NPC designed to reset [Stat Points] but I don’t know whether [Harus] has one of those.
Though [Harus] has functions like a game, I need to remember that [Harus] isn’t a game…well, to some, that might be true.
“Well….no use crying over spilt milk now…I need to find the way out and defeat the Demon Lord and be done with it.”
I walked over the flower field whilst looking at them with [Herb Appraisal] skill hoping to find something amazing.
Sure enough, I did found a couple of useful herbs and flowers.
Blue Butterfly Leaf
MP + 10 when eaten directly.
Red Moth Petal
HP + 10 when eaten directly.
Purple Spur Berry
Instills poison when eaten directly.
Yellow Bear Tongue
Instills confusion when eaten directly.
When I saw the descriptions saying when eaten directly, I realized that you would need to mix
some in order to get their effects so I picked every kind I saw.
Of course even I’m not so heartless as to take every single flower and herbs here. I only took about 50 of each kind…
I took a look at my inventory seeing the drops I had from the battle earlier.
There were items like [Minotaur Horn], [Giant’s Toe], [Mammoth’s Tusk], [Cyclops’ Eye], [Mornhound’s Tooth], [Groundworm’s Tail], [Troll’s Bludgeon], [Steel Waraxe], [Iron Greatsword], [Mammoth’s Leather], [Mornhound’s Leather], [Mammoth’s Meat], [Mornhound’s Meat].
What weird items…
I wonder where I would even use some of these for? Well, it’s possible that they can be used as ingredient for something…
While picking flowers, I noticed a change in the scenery in front of me with [Dragon Eyes].
At the far end of the flower field stood a huge tree that seemed to be glowing. Beside it was a cottage where smoke seems to rise from its chimney.
“S-someone’s living here?”
This is a dungeon right? Just what kind of person would live inside a dungeon?.....Wait, I just saw a whole village in a dungeon before…and speaking of which, I haven’t seen any monsters here either.
And I even have a bonus of X2 for finding this dungeon and for being the first to discover this world which would make me have X4 EXP and item drop!...but that’s pointless if I don’t get to see any monsters…
I kept my guard up while I approach the cottage and used [Hide Presence] and [Enemy Appraisal].
+ + +
Euomun sat at the porch located behind her cottage while drinking tea and staring at the never ending flower field before her.
She had always been here and had already lost count of the days as there was no sign of day and night in this cave.
The only light source she had is the huge tree beside her cottage.
The [Tree of Life] or so they called it. Because of that tree, these flowers could be born even in this dark cave.
Even she has no idea how this tree came into being.
“Haaah…for how long must I be caged in this prison of mine…”
With nothing to do, she started to pluck the petals of a flower.
“Should I sleep? Not sleep? Sleep? Not sleep? Sleep? Not sle-”
Before she finished deciding whether to sleep or not, she detected of a presence unknown to her.Though it looked like it tried to hide itself, that level of hiding presence wasn’t enough for her not to notice.
“This presence…it’s not Slazore’s…no, it’s not even a demon’s! Just who is this intruder?”
Euonum circled around the cottage hoping not to get noticed and saw the intruder.
The intruder had white hair wearing a black sleeveless hoodie and black shorts. Unlike her, this intruder doesn’t have pointed ears nor horns.
Though an elf’s pointed ears are longer, a demon’s ears are also pointed yet shorter and has horns.
That’s right, Euomun is a demon.
“What is a human doing here? How did he get past the guards? Did he come here to kill me? Wait, was there a human that has the strength to defeat Slazore? Ah, he did mention he was going somewhere before so they might’ve missed each other. No, even then, this place shouldn’t be known to any humans nor demons…only a select few knew I’m here. And their strength is no joke…”
Euomun has a lot of questions in her head but no answer would come so she mustered the courage to ask the intruder. If she is killed, then so be it.
She circled around the intruder and approached his back.
It seems that the intruder has yet to notice her so after calming down her fast beating heart, Euomun stretched her hand towards the intruder and touched his shoulder.
The intruder let out a weird sound clearly surprised.
“A-ah, what. It’s just a girl…”
The intruder let out a sigh of relief when he saw Euomun.
“What do you mean just a girl? Can’t this guy see the horns and pointed ears? And this boy…it’s my first time seeing a human with red eyes…maybe he’s a half?”
As she said, there shouldn’t be a human with red eyes like his. At most, it would be orange or bright brown but never this red.
“Hm? Horns? Eh? Don’t tell me this is what a female minotaur is like? That shouldn’t be the case though…”
“Who are you calling a female minotaur!? I’m a demon! The Demon Queen!”
Immediately after Euomun said that, she regretted it deeply.
If this intruder did not know of her identity, it would’ve been better to play along.
“Demon Queen? Huh? What are you doing here? Eh? Last boss immediately?”
“Haah, what are you saying? Didn’t you come to this place knowing full well that the Demon Queen is imprisoned here?”
Sighing, Euomun decided to just come out clean.
“…Seriously? I traveled all the way here unconsciously!? Eh? Then where’s the Demon Lord or King or whatever? I need to kill him so I can go home already.”
“Eh? This guy seriously doesn’t know what this place is? And what does he mean by travelling here unconsciously? And what’s this about the Demon King?”
Euomun was full of questions yet again.
“…There’s no Demon King. Just me.”
“Before you kill me, at least tell me who you are and why you came here unknowingly.”
+ + +
This girl…is she not going to fight back?
Something feels wrong here…wait, she mentioned something about being imprisoned earlier…could it be like the pure-blooded vampire’s case? Is this another misunderstanding? If that’s the case…
“…My name is Lucas and I was summoned to this world by an annoying King to end the conflict between Humans and Demons.”
“S-summoned!? So you’re a [Hero]!?”
“U-ugh…I don’t really want to but yes. Unfortunately I am…”
As I though, just hearing someone call me a [Hero] sends shivers down my spine…
“I see…a [Hero]…then as promised, you can kill me and go home as you wish.”
The Demon Queen closed her eyes and opened her arms as if inviting me to (hug) kill her.
Though killing her would indeed solve the conflict, but doing it like this leaves a bad taste in my mouth after all.
Even if I kill that annoying King, I don’t think I can also do it. Even if he’s annoying, he really hasn’t done anything that would make me kill him. And how’s she any different?
I opened the mission window and saw that there’s only 5 days left till time unfreezes again…I actually slept for a day.
Speaking of it, [Quests] are different from [Missions]. [Quests] are like requests, you can say no or when you can’t, you can fail to stop it. It’s only for a certain period of time. [Missions] however, are different. You can’t say no to them nor it’s not possible to fail it.
Why? Because like in this case, if I had made a mistake and failed to kill the Demon Lord, I can just kill the King to succeed, if I fail to kill even the King, then it’s still possible to mediate between the two, if I still can’t, the only way to leave this world is to die.
And I’m not even sure I’ll be back to my previous world after a week. It’s highly possible that I’ll be sent back here still bound to my [Mission].
Even if I was exiled, I still have the restriction of not being able to go home unless the conflict is settled. I can’t even switch back to my real body when I tried earlier saying all functions of [World Key] has been stopped.
When I summoned Freya a while ago, I received a message saying I can’t summon anyone from a different world while time is frozen so I can’t get outside help...well, until the time limit wears off anyway.
“? What’s wrong? Aren’t you going to kill me? Or are you that type, the type that wants to win while fighting? Just save all that energy and go home.”
“No. At first I thought just killing one side’s leader would end it but…I have a feeling there’s a misunderstanding somewhere.”
“You said you were imprisoned here right? Tell me the details.”
“What, you want to die instead? Fine, but I’m not doing it myself.”
“Then tell me what happened so I can help.”
“…I understand. Please help me.”
Lucas has no idea, but the words he had said are already worthy of a [Hero].
10 G 54 S 50 C
Wanderer LVL 21
Light Hero shrouded by Darkness
0 G 0 S 0 C
Wizard LVL 231
Princess of the Pure-blooded Vampires
It's getting hard to name the titles....
So some may wonder why his Charm on the previous chapter was just 100, that's 'cause the 200 charm is only in the equipment no Lucas' himself, the 100 Charm is for unlocking the stat...I wonder, should I include those in the status window? But then again, I'm still looking for an opportunity to introduce the [Advanced Status Window] feature which is not known to many "players"...well, I'll think about it.
As for whether I'l be posting in Royalroad...well, let me fix the grammars on the previous chapters first. Then I'll provide the links for each royal road chapter on their corresponding chapters. But I'm still a complete beginner in posting in royalroad so I may make a few mistakes here and there.
I'm also making a wordpress...well, I already made one but it's not updated...I just made the page.........I'll also fix that after royalroad. I have a plan there you see. since the codes are limited here, I'm doing something there :3
Things like each character's status, the places I have revealed in this story, each character's personal info and background, the job tree with hidden jobs still well, hiddem until I reveal it in the story :3, skills showed in this story.......if I find the time maybe even do a simple animation......if I can.......and well, a few other stuffs I guess?
Right now, the wordpress is a mess so I won't be revealing the site yet...well maybe if you google it you can see since the url is so obvious but whatever -3- I already warned you that it's still a mess so don't expect anything yet :p
I won't show Freya's status again after this, only when her a change occurs in her status, likewise, when Lucas' status doesn't change, I won't place his status. This time was only to show her supposed OPness and skills.
I don't think I'm going to do what I did in the previous Author's Notes anymore since it's looong~....just look back at your comment to see if it's been answered.
So! The Demon Queen has shown herself! Like Freya and the other pure-blood vampires, was her story also a misunderstanding? Or is it something else? How will Lucas cope when he finds out what happened to him when [Dragon's Wrath] turned Intermediate and revealed a new feature? Who is Slazore? Is Euomun another part of Lucas' hare-*cough* ok, that should be enough...
Till the next chapter!
P.S.: the ( ) in some words are actually supposed to be strikethrough words but alas, japtem does not allow that html code so meh.
...can't believe I coded the status tables wrong all this time....I'll fix the others.....sometime...
On another note, here's an example of Lucas' status that I will be displaying in the future wordpress....it's not updated though :p If you want a larger view then just right-click then open image in new tab. Or fine, just click this.