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Chapter 5: Texture Painting
Date Published: June 6th, 2016
Chapter 5: Texture Painting
Alright, now that that’s taken care of, let’s rank up my [Wanderer] job…
Taking the diary of Gildas, I opened it and flipped the pages until I reached the middle. This was supposed to be the part where I will rank up but...
Suddenly, bright blue light covered the diary and window popped up.
Travels of a Traveler
You have started the 1st rank quest up of the Wanderer job to become a Traveler! But before that, you must accomplish a set of tasks.
Task #1: Follow the blue star.
Requirement: Complete the tasks
Just then, a pillar of blue light shot out of the diary, directly piercing the sky!
After the light dissipated, there, a bright blue ball of light appeared.
So this is...the blue star? I have to follow it? I see, I thought I’ll immediately rank up it seems there’s a quest huh?...This world is still game-like...
Well, for starters, let’s just fly north…
I think I will pass through [Alsey] along the way...I can rank up into a [Texture Painter] first.
[Alsey] is a city surrounded by valleys. At present, it has also been modernized. Asphalt roads and holographic air roads comes out of the city and connects to other cities. Toll gates are also present on air and on ground.
Some modern building and skyscrapers are also present in the city along with cars, both flying or not.
I remain in the air as I stretch my divine sense below, looking for painters...there. That place seems to have plenty of painters. Even if they’re not who I’m looking for, they should still be able to point someone I need.
I wore the [Mimic Mask] and changed my clothes to normal ones and teleported to a nearby alley.
The reason for the disguise is because I have a feeling there will be an uproar if I show myself. And after I just made that huge spectacle in [Watervilet]. I already overheard countless of people recording or contacting their friends about it. Some had already posted it on their SocialSelf...just think of it as a futuristic Facebook...well, a lot can happen in 5 years or 15 years here in [Harus] and yes, they also use the internet here. Actually, it’s now called Uninet. Short for Universal Network.
Anyway, getting back to the topic, I made my way to the place with a lot of painters...oh, it’s the Painter’s Guild, no wonder.
I opened the door and the bell chimed, signifying that someone had entered which attracted attention.
“Good afternoon. Are you here to become a [Painter] or buy a painting?”
One of the painters asked as he was one of the few who aren’t busy painting.
“I’m wondering how I can become a [Texture Painter]. Can you help me?” (Lucas)
Suddenly, some of them tripped for some reason. Some coughed heavily as if they just choked for some reason. And some slipped and crashed to some materials for some reason.
The one painting were a bit better but their hands still trembled a bit for some reason…
...Fumu, this kind of scenario can lead to three paths according to template/cliches.
- The guy who can make me a [Texture Painter] is either dead or hated.
- I will now be scorned and be called a newbie who’s too arrogant for his own good.
- Asking such a question is a taboo.
Let’s resolve this quickly…
I casted [Silent Room] around us and covered the windows and the glass door with light, then removed my mask and switch back to my real equipment.
Oh, by the way, this new equipment I made is called the [Nightcross Set]...just saying...damn, my inner chuuni is still acting up despite being over 6000 years old...
*Cough*, let’s go back to the matter at hand.
“I’m going to rank up as a [Texture Painter] so please tell me how.” (Lucas)
“You...you’re...him! The guy in the video! The one who can paint a moving painting!”
“Err, yes. That’s me.” (Lucas)
“Wait, if you’re ranking up as a [Texture Painter] then...that means you’re still just a [Painter]!?”
“Yes, I am. Look, I’m just asking how I can rank up so can you just tell me how?” (Lucas)
Damn, this guy’s annoying...no, a [Hero] must be patient...fuck! Being a [Hero] is hard!
Even though I complained in my mind, I still patiently answer every question this guy and the other painters’ question till they finally decide to answer mine.
“Sadly, old man Gran has already passed away and isn’t able to teach you...”
Then the method to paint textures is now lost!?
“But he did leave his brush. Perhaps it might be of help. Wait for a second.”
Brush? Is it a magic brush that can instantly paint textures? Don’t tell me that [Texture Painters] are only about the brush?
I thought so but this thought is gone the moment I saw the brush.
Frankly...it’s just a normal brush…
Even with [Divine Eyes’] appraisal skills or my divine sense, I can’t sense anything abnormal about this brush…
Could it be that I have to give up on it?
“When did he die?” (Lucas)
I asked before I took the brush.
“A bit over 7 years ago?”
So that was it!!!
I missed the quest! Waaaahhh!!! I should’ve gone back for this before!!! Now he’s dead! What am I supposed to do now!!!???
Sigh...let’s just take the brush and rethink what I’ll do with my [Painter] job…
Then, just as I took the brush, a window appeared.
You have met the requirements to become a Texture Painter.
Painting the Textures
You have started the hidden 1st rank up quest of the Painter job to be a Texture Painter!
As the quest giver has passed away, you have been automatically become the successor of Gran, the Texture Painter.
Your [Painter] job has ranked up into [Texture Painter]!
As you paint, you discover that you are able to paint life-like textures of any kind! People would often mistake your work as real instead of a simple painting!
You have learned a new skill, (Active) [Texture Painting] Beginner LVL 1 (0.00%)!
You are now able to paint the textures you create or remember in your own memory onto non-living objects.
MP Cost: 100 points per second
…Well damn. That was fast.
And here I was cursing a dead man. That was rude of me. Old man Gran. I don’t know who you are or what kind of man you are, and I don’t mean any ill will on this but...thanks for dying. May you have a safe journey in Heaven...or Hell if you want.
...Let’s go visit his grave and family…
After that, I visited his family and told them about me becoming a [Texture Painter] to inherit his legacy and also donated some nice things to them as thanks.
Then I made my first painting. I already know what to paint.
I painted an old man, using the skin texture of his wife and hair texture of his son as well as his clothes of him while he was still alive. As for the eyes...well, I doubt the eye texture of everyone differs much so I used mine...I can’t just ask someone to let me touch their eyeball right? The same for the teeth but I used his daughter's lips...only touched! I swear!
I based the image from a picture he has with his family.
This is none other than Gran, the [Texture Painter].
With this, though not totally accurate from the real person’s texture, as family, there should still be similarities. This will serve as a memento for his family.
The family thanked me and offered dinner but I refused since I wanted to rank up and become a [Traveler] soon so I can have access to every job’s second rank skills.
There’s one job after [Scout] that has access to the [Map] skill and I want it! Also, I can finally have the [Soul Reconstruction] skill! By then...I’m only one more step to bringing El back!
After finally managing to refuse Gran’s family and especially avoiding some...err, trouble with his daughter...I flew away and chased after the blue star.
Then, my phone rang.
I pulled a small rectangular...err...thingy and placed it on my ear.
Apparently, it’s the hottest mobile phone model now…
“Hello? Hello?” (Lucas)
Weird, how the hell does this work? Did I turn it on?...It rang so it’s on...so, how do I answer.
Looking at the weird thing, I touched the sides and felt around and pushed some...things…
Then, light shot out from below and a figure appeared.
“Lucas? Why are you holding the phone upside down?” (Lily)
“No, why are you upside down?...Ehh, wait...there…” (Lucas)
After turning the phone, I can clearly see Lily’s figure now.
“Haha, well, you’ll get used to it. Now, since you’re back, there are some things you still need to do.” (Lily)
“Wait, how can you talk to me normally despite the time difference? Are you in [Harus]? Wait, that was stupid of me to ask, yes, I can see you in [Watervilet]...so? What’s up?” (Lucas)
“Yes, I went to find you in [Watervilet] but you weren’t there so I called. Then, you see, you need to-...Lucas, no matter how you look at my skirt, you can’t see below it!” (Lily)
As she said, I tried playing at the holo-Lily and look around but there’s nothing underneath her skirt but...hehe…
“What are you saying? I can see you’re wearing a sexy black laced panties right now.” (Lucas)
“Eep!? H-how did you-!?...Hey! Using that divine sense thing is cheating!” (Lily)
Lily hurriedly clasp down her thighs but suddenly remembered about my ability and started pouting.
Well, let’s stop teasing her after I had my fill of laughing.
After laughing for a while, I teleported directly in front of her causing her to jump in fright.
“So? What was it?” (Lucas)
“Sigh, when you left for [Zoulang] before, I cancelled your schedules for certain programs. Now that you’re back and caused such a scene...” (Lily)
Lily looked above her and saw the floating island with dazzling light dots.
“People started calling me, your manager, and wants you to show up in their shows, radio, magazines, and such. So, I have made a list of their requests, tell me which ones you want to accept.” (Lily)
“Seriously? Can I decline everyone?” (Lucas)
“...Even if I give you a kiss?” (Lucas)
“You’ll give me one anyway if I asked.” (Lily)
Lily rolled her eyes as I sigh in defeat.
“Fine. But not now...I’m about to finally rank up so...can we start tomorrow? As for which to accept, I trust your judgement.” (Lucas)
“Alright, I’ll inform them then.” (Lily)
“Thanks, I got to go. Love you, bye!” (Lucas)
I teleported immediately after giving her a kiss then started to fly forward in high speeds, towards the blue star.
Why not teleport directly? Well, I might miss something that I can only notice on the way so I’m flying as I observe the lands below me.
A few hours passed, it’s now around 10 pm when I finally arrived at the point directly below the blue star…
A cave...however, it seems that somehow, the blue starlight is able to shine inside it, creating a pillar of blue light in the darkness.
My eyes went wide as I saw what was inside the pillar of light!
WHAT!? DURANDAL!? BUT WASN'T LUCAS' SWORD DURANDAL!? THERE ARE TWO!?
Till the next chapter!
P.S.2: Sorry for the delay!