LMS: Volume 3 Chapter 4

//LMS: Volume 3 Chapter 4

LMS: Volume 3 Chapter 4

Van Hawk’s Humiliation

Lee Hyun’s computer was connected to a trading site that deals in items. He would check the site for the common gold prices of trade goods almost every day, but this time it was for a specific reason.

“Absolutely amazing.”

Royal Road’s popularity was increasing day by day. Although it was only last week, the listed number of registered items was around 160,000, and today it went over 165,000.

But for auctions from last week, when they are unsold, they are not attached to the following week. People place them on high or very absurd prices, and save for the unwanted items, almost all were sold.

The items that were sold after the end of the day are purged from the list and afterwards new items are registered. Lee Hyun looked for a list of the more mundane.

“This week, this many items are usable.”

Sword of Melak:

Durability 105/105.
Damage 40 to 43.

Sword is of a long sword style, made by mixing a small amount of mithril. A sword considered to possess superior strength, a blacksmith of some renown in Melak produced this item directly.

Restrictions:
Strength 200.
Level 100.

Effects:
50% additional damage to the undead.
+25 Strength.
+17 Agility.

 

Krakow’s bracelets of forty-two:

Durability 40/40.

A creative, yet eccentric wizard was familiar with forty-two enchantment spells. He infused his wrist items which granted magical abilities; this item has become something that everyone on this continent desires.

Restrictions: Level 150.

Effects:
Maximum mana increased by 30%.
Magic effect amplified by 20%
+10 to all stats.

These kinds of items were very few and were coveted. Weapons and accessories with special abilities, they broke through Lee Hyun’s greed.

“How much?”

The Melaka black auction started at 1.5 million won. However, the prices continued to soar, currently exceeding 2.5 million won. Limitations based on class were absent, and it could be used at relatively low levels, because of this the item can be sold at an expensive price.

Krakow’s bracelets of forty-two is a unique item that exceeded 3 million won, and its current price was more than 5 million won.

“A blessing from heaven.”

Lee Hyun licked his lips.

From the start, he planned to buy things from the auction site. Of course, the strategy was to make a good investment in items to hunt with. He set aside for himself about 30 million won to use.

But talking about buying items, there is no end to spending money. Gain a good item then seek for better items; ultimately even the purpose fades.

Roughly, Lee Hyun decided to search until the auction ends.

He wanted to sell the items he had obtained from hunting things in Levias. Mainly with the Death Knight’s weapon, the loot did not sell due to them being so unusual, or of specific importance.

In case of the Loot, there are some that are needed for quests and can be sold for cash. Others might just discard these, left to be sold in grocery stores, or placed in auction postings daily in search for those who need it; Lee Hyun did not forget this option.

The limit for an auction is one week.

At about 4 weeks of game time.

Weapons dropped from the Death Knight.

Weed posted the best one by itself, and decided to start the remaining weapons and armor at 10,000 won. Auctions are preferable with the advantage of having many people bidding. As the competition heats up the price will rise, and at least there is no worry as the starting cost was already determined.

Loot can only be listed if the beginning is at least designated at 3000 won. Anything less is an inconvenience as it would not make sense to bother with it. Simply because, it would a waste of time. Lee Hyun had registered more than 30 items on the auction site.

“Price, please climb a lot.”

He was anxious as this was the first time he listed his own items from Royal Road for sale.

“Now, how much will they rise?”

He knew that he couldn’t force it by wishing for it, but he could not help but be excited. Lee Hyun is with the highest rating for the transaction site– a triple diamond rating.

With 1 month limit to 100 and the transactions commission being obviously exempted, the goods which are registered the most are arranged to the place which catches the eye well. Per month he is exempted commission fees for 100 transactions, and the items that he registers are listed in a prominent way. With red font, placed in a separate box and raised to the middle of the auction item screen.

“If this is the case, then at least it will not be buried.”

At the start, people proposed bids for the usual weapons of 20,000 won, then 30,000 won for the Death Knight weapons. The auction for a duration of one week. It was already posted, so it was good not to have expected too much.

In the beginning, the continent of Versailles was the ancient Arpenian Empire!

After 300 years, the glory of the empire did not last and was divided into dozens of countries. Since then, all that was left were the written accounts of historians.

History is founded on blood and death!

The Principality and the weak forces of smaller countries allied to survive in the era of war. Respectively, this sparked the establishment of the United Kingdom of Briton. In its early days, the seven kingdoms shared a strained atmosphere of distrust and suspicion; now the kingdoms have integrated into one through laws and regulations, as well as with arranged inter-marriages. The lords of each nation can go to other countries and be treated as equals. They also had a thriving economy. Geographically, they were situated somewhat to the east of the centre of the continent, and thus were able to prosper while avoiding major wars. Born of these free cities, merchants were able to advance in trade and technology. Due to this reason, quite a number of users decided on the United Kingdom of Briton to play and spread out from.

Tomlin town. The best town in the east of the United Kingdom of Briton.

“BUYING rabbit skins!”

“Seeking one more for hunting in Peschiera cave!”

“Cleric preferred. Level 50 priest or higher. Item share distribution to the two people who hit.”

A huge crowd gathered at the square. Users dressed in colorful clothing and equipment. Also there were an astronomical number of traders. The United Kingdom of Briton is a kingdom highly advanced commercially, so a fair number of merchants are involved in the business of trade.

“Purchasing strong spices?”

“Buying cheap stuff could save you quite a bit of money in the long run.”

Tomlin village was primarily low level beginners, and then there were the traders. With merchants frequently droping by, quite a variety of goods were sold and exchanged.

A wagon was slowly approaching the east entrance of the village; these men caught a lot of attention.

“Huh? What’s that?”

“This doesn’t look very good….”

The wheels were wobbling as it was tumbling down the road, the condition of the canopy covering the wagon was almost a rag; however, the state of the wagon was not what gathered their attention. The reason was that it was coming from the East.

Weed was carving away on the coachman’s seat and Mapan also was sitting while working hard at his expense calculations.

Mapan’s ears were still covered. Weed was shouting as they crossed over the Bar Khu mountains! He had heard so much of the Lion’s roar that he was near the point of neurosis. It put pressure on the enemy, and the warrior’s war cry technique enhanced stats, unlike the Lion’s Roar skill which was still vague in its usefulness. To be able to raise the morale of an entire army, cancelling the chaos in a military engagement. In fact, the usefulness of this is not usually shown. As for Lion’s Roar, which is a combat oriented skill, the use is questionable, but the skill improvement was very quick. Once he yelled for a long time, the level of the skill climbed rapidly. Weed raised the Lion’s Roar skill to Advanced Level 3.

Thanks to this, Mapan vowed to never attend Weed on a similar trip, even with a warrior.

“Really, this is quite a lot of people.”

This was Weed’s first impression of Tomlin village.

Despite the village being in the fringe areas of the East, there is a large number of players. Though it does not change the fact that realistically no one crosses over to the centre of the continent from a nation like Rosenheim Kingdom. It takes nearly one month of a march of suffering over the Bar Khu Mountains to finally arrive at the United Kingdoms of Briton. Giant spiders, then basilisks, ogres, and loads of various other beasts in their way! Once, Water demons had seized Weed by the ankle by the lakeside, and with their limbs and roots attacked fiercely.

Bar Khu Mountains truly had to be heaven on earth for monsters. First the lycanthropes came out droves, with more force than necessary. The multitude of monsters increased and did not lessen for more than 10 hours, and they had to fight to break through.

Through these odds, Weed crafted all of the jewels he had. In truth, intermediate sculpting does not rise well by anything at this point. Then, for sculpting he gained the new ability to facet gems. Yet, this type of crafting did not even give as much as 2 or 3 times the proficiency for sculpting; however, thanks to this, sculpture mastery rose to level 4 intermediate. But what was more delightful, intermediate handicraft finally rose to level 6. The rapid growth in handicraft affects throughout all the areas, in a sense, it is second only to sculpting in importance.

“Weed, is this the first time you left Rosenheim Kingdom?”

“Yes.”

“I’ve been through other countries to meet a few friends, though most people do not start in Rosenheim Kingdom. Even the Kingdom of Brent has a lot of people.”

“There are a number of people who start up in the kingdom to get many benefits.”

If there are nearby possibilities, the law is to be the first.

And in the case of a special dungeon or a demon’s lair, there was the notion of ownership. When a guild takes ownership, they have several advantages. Firstly, guild members have 20% additional experience, and non guild members in the dungeon could not enter due to a number of restrictions emplaced. A friction that was often the cause of many wars.

This can be seen from the activity of the developed guilds in the United Kingdom of Briton. The Ohdein battle fortress is also one example.

‘You and I have very little timeto do irrelevant issues. We do not have the time to waste with guild fighting or their pride.’

Startled eyes followed Weed and Mapan, they ignored the used and their first order of business was to drive the wagon to the stock exchange; because small exchanges in rural villages are grungy. The owner was a nice old man.

“Came in order to sell a few things.”

Mapan’s luck should be mentioned, the master of the exchange showed great joy.

“Yes? A lot of traders come by these days. It is greatly appreciated. What kind of goods do you have for sale?”

One by one, Mapan pulled out all of the cheese and bottles of olive oil from the wagon.

“These items are for sale.”

“Oh my! Those are from Rosenheim Kingdom, aren’t they? Coming from so far away, I’ll pay 4 silvers and 8 silvers respectively for each.”

In the manner of disposing a major annoyance, for a moment, Mapan tightly closed his eyes. Until now, the entire journey in the wagon was just short of revolting because it was loaded with the smell of cheese and olive oil. Every time the wagon hit a bump his stomach toiled; Royal Road’s outstanding realism rather felt more of a drudgery to Mapan.

“I am grateful. It was a hard thing to purchase in the town, 470 gold should be enough.”

“My pleasure.”

Through the transaction, Mapan’s profit was about 200 gold as well as a little rise in fame and expertise. At last, the month long trip was worthwhile in the end. After all, the greatest happiness as a merchant is the feel of success and the feel of being satisfied when you obtain wealth after a long haul.

Next was Weed’s turn.

Mapan looked at Weed with eyes full of envy.

Groceries reap this much profit, seeing the jewelry, how much more profit will be gained from that.

‘The gems Weed directly faceted and formed into jewelry….’

Mapan gulped.

Weed opened the backpack, and one by one pulled out brooches and bracelets.

“How much would you pay for these?”

At that moment, the exchange was in an uproar as users spat out comments.

“It’s a jade!”

“Those are jewelry. That one is an emerald…. if I’m not mistaken, that must be a sapphire!”

“Where did you find these precious stones?”

“It’s so beautiful.”

The reaction was hardly surprising. Traders who come to the Tomlin exchange are people with relatively low level, and this would be the first time for majority of them to have seen jewelry.

The exchange owner looked carefully at the jewels Weed passed forward, and he expressed disapproval.

“Things like this are impossible to deal with in a small town like this! What do you see this as, a big city?”

Mapan gave a helpful comment.

“Jewelry is classified as a luxury; rather than selling in a small town, it would be profitable to sell in a big city with developed commerce. Maybe it would be better to sell directly to the jewelry stores rather than to the exchange, would be a hit on the price.”

“Is that so?”

Weed put the jewels back into the bag.

Anyway, they did not necessarily need to dispose of them in Tomlin town right this moment.

Each and every town or city had a different value on jewelry So the current price in the United Kingdom of Briton required further examination. Instead of selling food and clearing the rest of the purchased inventory, Mapan ended the day at Tomlin village.

Even after the two men rode slowly westward in the second-hand wagon, and were gone, their visit to the merchant in Tomlin village was a hot topic.

“If the exchange in the town could not afford it, how expensive might it be?”

“For that handcrafted jewelry, I’d wager they would be incredibly expensive when sold!”

“Where on earth did those people come from?”

“East! There is only the Bar Khu Mountains….”

“They seriously passed through the Bar Khu Mountains?”

“Rosenheim Kingdom! Jewels imported from Rosenheim Kingdom, but where did they get crafted…”

After a few days, Weed and Mapan arrived at the capital of an ally of the United Kingdoms of Briton, Regus of Keurion Kingdom.

In the broad plain sight in front of a castle, beginner monsters such as rabbits and foxes moved about as users pursued them with effort.

Leisurely, Mapan spoke.

“That’s a very peaceful scene.”

“Yeah.”

Weed was also in agreement. Being used to the bloodthirsty encounters with monsters in the Bar Khu Mountains, indeed the little rabbits and foxes looked cute.

A blue sky, with white clouds passing by. The sun is warm, golden fields of grain as far as can be seen. Red brick, built to blend well with the surrounding landscape of Regus castle. The Kingdom of Rosenheim could not compare to Serrabourg, it is beyond beautiful.

Looking at the peaceful sight of Sarah, you get the feeling of wanting to make a poem.

T’tiring!

Art stat increased by 2

The art stat, it not only climbed by creating works, but also by travelling and even seeing new things Keuroin Kingdom, where there are the most travellers!

Here the performance of the town, its extreme beauty, brings back many visitors. A famous resort regarded as a place for couples and for prayer.

Weed and Mapan enjoyed the moment of relaxation for a while. In the meantime Mapan was genuinely cleansed of his fatigue and his suffering, as with keen eyes Weed analyzed the castle.

“Well, I suppose I can create a sculpture of a scaled down model of the caste. I think it would be fairly thoughtful to others. How much will my fame and skill rise?”

Weed took in the shapes of the spires, the heights of the ramparts; he roughly sketched as he walked along the interior.

A sculptor’s instinct.

Anything he views he absorbs fully in memory.

Weed and Mapan reached the front of the city gates. Mapan dragged forward the horse drawn wagon.

“I’ll go in first.”

The castle has two main entrances.

You need to enter through the front gate!

Of course, that is where Mapan chose to go. But the armed guards stopped him.

“There is a toll here. And also you need trade permit.”

Mapan threw 2 gold to the guards without any hesitation. After earning a considerable amount of money by trading in the previous village, two gold was nothing.

“Welcome, merchant.”

The guards prostrated themselves as if in front of nobility, and they opened the gate. A big place whosethe front door is usually closed, it is only open to people who paid gold up front. This momentum! It’s exciting!

“Wow, it’s enormous!”

“That person just gave out 2 gold without a second thought.”

Nearby users were commenting with interest. Around the castle, the beginning players that were hunting small animals were shocked. Mapan just shrugged.

“Hey Weed, come on in!”

In a minute, Weed headed toward the side door. The small door was bored into the side of the main gate; however, this time the armed guards directly prevented him.

“Stop! You are not part of the United Kingdom of Briton. What brings you to Regus castle?”

Just by looking at people, the guards could tell where they were from. Although he was only from Rosenheim Kingdom, it was not a simple procedure to visit the capital of a foreign country, as it needs to be reported. If the incident was not reported, there comes the possibility of getting trouble with the authorities.

“To trade, and to sell handmade goods, honorable guards!”

“Yes? If that is so, you need to pay a toll in accordance to our country’s laws.”

“A toll for passage?”

Weed immediately began to praise the guards for their efforts to make them more agreeable.

“It’s admirable to see that the Regus castle guards enforce such tight security, it really is unequaled.”

“Well, well! Something like that isn’t bad.”

The simple guards laughed.

Weed had already mastered how to fully deal with soldiers through eating with the instructor at the training center.

“It’s hard, right? But to keep such a great castle safe seems to be a great honor. Is everyone stopped to keep the castle safe?”

“Why yes. If you come to the castle for trade, you still have to pay the toll.”

“How much is the toll for passage? Because all the money I have is 7 silver…”

“That is sufficient. The toll will be 5 silver.”

Weed’s face went stiff for a short moment. And he pulled 4 silver out of his pocket.

“Oh! I only have 4 silver…”

“……”

As Weed and Mapan entered the city of Regus, they decided to look into their own business.

“I’ll stop by the exchange and see if I can purchase loot. Maybe I’ll find something to do. Then in one day I’ll meet you back here.”

Merchants have their own unique quests. Commonly they are called story procurement commissions.

How to get some different goods, or requests, or even entrusted to transport particular items.

“Well…”

Weed parted with Mapan and made his first priority to look for a jewelry shop around the busier streets. Of course this was in order to sell the jewels.

Regus castle, the capital of Keuroin Kingdom surrounded a bustling city, so it was not difficult to find a jewelry store.

1st and 2nd floor. The jewellery store ran a business on two layers that were packed with the nobility. Users like to buy gems for items with sockets. If you combine those items with gemstones, special characteristics may emerge.

“What are you interested in buying?”

Weed was greeted by the shop dealer. A woman! The elegant beauty is the NPC of the jewellery store.

“I came here to sell.”

Weed took out the gems from his backpack. The various kinds of gemstones shined brightly.

Deeply green emeralds, dark blue sapphires and pearls.

“Wow, those gems.”

“I think I’ve never seen many gems like that.”

It was not very different from the reaction in Tomlin village. After viewing the dealer weighed the jewels and proposed a deal.

“Oh, I think I could possibly part with 2900 gold! But wait, you a famous adventurer and you have a related profession to this business, it would be proper to go up to 3200 gold.”

At the capital he had spent 1,700 gold, which turned in a moment to over 3000 gold. Gemstones from Rosenheim Kingdom bought for a cheap price was processed and sold as highly expensive jewellery in Keuroin kingdom.

‘So this is a profit of 1500 gold? Considering the transit time and effort of crafting, the large profits could be seen.’

When you hunt for one month, you get that revenue and the experience! Stopping with the trade at this point would abandon the chance at gaining further profit. If you were a merchant, you can bargain. Depending on your trading skills, you could sell things for a higher price; however, Weed is not a dealer. So instead he pulled out the harp.

Ttiriring, Ding, ttingtting.

Which could increase favorable impression as much as flowers could. A bard or a harpist has the power to charm people through a performance. Eliciting favor and goodwill, even to benefit prices. At a high level, a bard can earn the love of the masses and be a guest at inns or restaurants for no charge.

“Wow! That guy is playing the harp.” “He’s decent.”

“Does it sound good?”

Weed’s performance was basic, but it was not bad. He deliberately set aside some of his spare time to learn it and broaden his horizons.

By listening to the performance, the NPC’s impression of you has increased.

Weeds mouth curved into a smile.

The shop dealer’s eyes were gently closed, in appreciation of the music.

His objective was achieved.

However as the dealer opened her eyes, she said:

“The music is good, but the song is lacking something.”

“Singing?”

“Yes. You can sing can’t you?”

Weed could not bear to refuse. A roaring rocker!

In real life, it was once upon a time a goal of his. Yet, those referred to as a Rocker require several things that can’t be ignored. Ignorance of pitch! Ignorance of tempo! Ignorance of lyrics!

He was once told that he was severely tone-deaf. Only, Weed never accepted that fact. So as he plucked the harp, Weed began to sing.

“It’s bright! The sun rises today! Return again! It’s sunny! And! It’s up! Courtyard! Day!”

“Kkyaah Argh!”

“Crap, I’m going to go mad.”

“Run away!”

Really, what is the difference between the Lion’s roar skill and singing a song.

Weed’s singing made the users to become both shocked and horrified. If you only listened for a little bit, the head becomes dizzy and your breathing becomes labored. To the extent that it will even get a turtle to pop out of its shell.

“One day! Your thoughts! Walk down! Look! Ha! Always! The!”

Weed roared eagerly as he sang.

With no care about melody. Only in making noise!

As if singing in a loud voice is the best way for a song.

When Weed finally finished the song and the stampeding crowd of ten thousand users and two male shopkeepers were flocking to get out, only one was left. Her expression was turned to stone.

“How much will you give?”

She shook her head as Weed spoke.

“No trade.”

“…..”

“Get lost! Otherwise, I’m calling the guards.”

“Have to play the harp again….”

He had to give up singing. Weed played the harp again with much effort and raised the favorable impression of the shop dealer.

“I’ll part with 3240 gold”

“That much is good.”

Weed, unencumbered of the gems, departed with 3240 gold.

Reaped a large margin of profit through trading. Fame increased by 150.

Weed’s reputation rose again.

“From this I have gained 2000.”

The higher your fame, the higher difficulty of quests you can receive, and it was possible to receive discounts on item values. However, fame in itself is worth being proud of.

  • Do you know of Corona? That guy did some extraordinary work. He took out a twin headed ogre in the Dodge mountain range.

  • Meanwhile, Batun safely accomplished the Archduke Samiel’s mission to round up thieves. Archduke Samiel gave him knighthood and a position in the military.

This is the power of fame.

Sometimes a large quest to resolve, or taking out a hard monster, even an NPC with a story quest.

It is the same through gaining merchant trades.

In Royal Road, you can become famous in the minds of NPCs.

  • Have you ever seen Bansen on his inspections? If you see him be careful. He is committing murder indiscriminately to those in groups. A bounty has even been made.

Sometimes you can be infamous in the way of notoriety.

In Weed’s case, he hopes to create a statue in the town of Freya and then become a celebrity there. Having finished his business at the jewelry store, Weed thought of jewelry as turned to the exit. He had obtained the Crimson Necklace of Life at Levias. Weed was interested in its ability, but his skill level was too low to identify it.

When he first picked it up, the necklace was somewhat white in color. Yet the name of it was the Crimson Necklace of life. The color remained unchanged when he met Mapan. Then as he crossed the Bar Khu Mountains, it began to gradually shift. Now it has turned to full crimson.

To discard or abandon something by selling it to someone was distasteful to him. It might eventually cost Weed more, but he had to exactly know what the identification of the trinket was.

“If this is a crappy item, I’m going to smash it.”

Many users looking for identification services crowded the shop.

“Here, please identify this item I picked up from hunting!”

“OK, this ring has the property of….”

There is a separate bin with them in a marketplace. Taking unidentified items for identification can be like scratching off lottery tickets. You don’t know how it will end up. Even picking up a tremendously unique item.

Weed went through the first floor and immediately went up the stairs to the second floor. The first floor was for simple checking of items, with Weed’s identification skills, he could do a decent identification check. There was a considerable number of users upstairs. Weed hesitated for a short moment, as he was tempted. So far, until the Crimson necklace of life, he was able to determine all of his items, so he firmly believed that the item was not common.

Finally Weed rose to the third floor, the top layer of the building. The rooms were completely sealed. Thoroughly so to guarantee confidentiality. Weed went into one of the rooms.

“Welcome!”

The blond female wizard greeted Weed enthusiastically.

‘She’s a user.’

In general, when you cannot get out of the castle for those 4 weeks, users experience a wide range of quests. Certainly Weed specifically strengthened himself with the scarecrow, but that occurrence is excessively rare. So they spread out to do things like side jobs at an inn, order books from the book store, even improve manufacturing skills.

But for users who chose the wizard route, very few work with identification. Judging an item’s magical properties can improve your skills, but if you’re lucky you can earn a significant amount of money.

‘Whoa! When you run out of people, only 3 gold left!’

Wizard Lindell rose her level to 200 just to finish her second job advancement. Upon completion, a wizard is able to learn a new spell. The choice of a specific AOE spell, naturally for Lindell it was lightning shower. Numerous seeds of lightning fall down from the sky with really beautiful effects and can inflict great damage on monsters; it was a very useful magic skill.

However, the price of the skill book is a whopping 540 gold!

Even after finishing the second job advancement, a poor wizard could not have that kind of money. When you are a low level, you need to buy various magical amplifiers, the reagents for spells, and as your level raises little by little, you need to buy all the skill books, then there is your robes, the staff and equipment.

On the battleground, it may be the most colorful and shinning profession, but wizards always have to live in poverty. It was inevitable for her to work part time in item identification in order to get the three gold to satisfy her skill selection. But since the very first customers, it was terrible. Lindell’s tender forehead was covered in lines from the frowning.

‘Now what does this beggar want?’

As soon as she saw Weed’s appearance, that was what came to mind.

‘He should go wash up.’

Lindell could not believe her eyes.

Talk about quality, torn cloak and shabby armor. The durability is decreased and the leather has lost its lustre, and the peculiar equipment seemed like dust cloth. There can hardly be an outfit even more bizarre!

What was in the back pack behind his shoulder was a complete mystery, but it smelled repulsive. The hard smell of medicinal herbs was gleaned.

Aside from her thoughts, Lindell forcibly smiled and spoke to the guest. Being unkind to customers is grounds for being cut off from the identification store, and her feasible way to raise money.

“I am sorry, but this place is for the identification of more advanced items. General identification of magical items is downstairs.”

It is the same wherever you are, people are judged by their attire. An NPC would react based on your fame, but it is different for a user like Lindell. Without any comment, Weed pulled out the necklace and held it out to her.

“Please determine this.”

“The price is expensive. To do an identification, the charge is 50 silver.”

Though money was precious, he was already determined at this point.

“Here it is, 50 silver.”

“Oh, so you are going through with it. Do not regret your choice when the item is listed as meagre.”

Lindell went over the precautions. Among items that you discover through identification skill you can get good things as expected, but realistically the item is often much more disappointing. Because identifying can lead to this, some people will be firm in refusing to pay, so it needs to be mentioned in advance. Lindell took hold of the necklace. From then on, she noted what seemed to be an unusual flow of mana.

A type of magical flow that even as a wizard she couldn’t determine!

That means it contains at least 4 magic circles or more. But her extremely high identification skill should be able to see what the magic is.

“Item identification!”

Lindell’s hands shined as she touched the Crimson necklace of life. And the information of the item was revealed.

Necklace of the Death Knight:
Durability 100/100.

A summoning item crafted by the Warlock of Darkness, Balkan! (Balkan)

This necklace contains the life of the Death Knight, Van Hawk. With this item, you can summon Van Hawk; however, removing his loyalty to Balkan is not East.

Restrictions:
If the master is not recognized, he will attack.

Effects:
Summon Death Knight.
Enchantment ‘Call Death Knight’
Effects of black magic enhanced by 50%
+20 Intellect. +10 Wisdom

Lindell’s eyes were wide open with shock.

“Th, This is a unique item that has not been made public yet…”

“Stop, please return it.”

Weed’s necklace was identified.

After finishing their errands, Weed and Mapan left Regus castle and headed toward the free city of Somuren!

Weed asked for the wagon to be stopped at a deserted place.

“What’s going on?”

“Just watch and you will see.”

Weed jumped from the coachman’s seat. He held out the necklaced and chanted the spell.

“Call Death Knight!:

At once, black smoke gathered and within appeared the Death Knight, Van Hawk. The boss of the Balkan catacombs.

“Keueoeoeo!”

Just the same as before, except that the clothes had changed quite a bit. His last glance in the Balkan catacombs, Van Hawk had great items and equipment. But now the Death Knight is wearing only a basic sword and equipment.

The reason is simple. Since afterwards Weed had already stole it all.

The Death Knight’s body faltered from the bright light, but he soon found his balance. Since he is a level 200 undead monster, the sun caused such a big reaction. The Death Knight brushed past Mapan and his line of sight was fixed on Weed.

“You human!”

Tremendous hatred!

Unmistakably he came back to life.

The Death Knight clearly remembered it was Weed who killed him.

“You summoned me! You believe I will betray Balkan and follow you? Grrr! You’re also a sculptor! I’ll kill you, human!”

The Death Knight assaulted him.

Weed intentionally took the hit and slowly his blood spilled. Then since his life force was reduced to less than 20% he used his skills.

“Engraving sword!”

Weed’s sword went through the Death Knight as if he was an egg.

The Death Knight was recalled and the necklace changed back to white. As the monster returns to life, the necklace will turn back to crimson.

And from that time on.

On the road to the free city of Somuren, every time the necklace turned red, he called back the Death Knight.

“Engraving sword!”

“Seven celestial steps!”

Eagerly he used the skills to catch the Death Knight!

It never left his hands as he was establishing a record. Kill the man, return him to life, kill him again!

At this time, the Death Knight was crying. However, this is a highly desirable thing for Weed. Laid out on the wagon beside the sculptures were large numbers of health and mana potions. Because there was a need to be at 100% full, but depending on natural restoration of health and mana is inefficient and a waste of time.

However he always liked recalling the Death Knight, it could not be any better. Even if he cannot get experience due it being a summons, he can still continuously improve his skill mastery!

After the tenth time was reached, of beating him to death, it was the first time the Death Knight sounded ill.

“Ugh, you are strong.”

When he died five times more, the Death Knight heaved a sigh.

“I seem to forget Lord Balkan’s grace little by little.”

And again Lazarus died about five times more, he spoke more drastically.

“It seems your leadership qualifies you to rule over me, but do not know yet.”

After that, he was killed twenty more times. Weed did not even bother to keep count.

He’s moving in a wagon full of health and mana, and has a cool Death Knight on call to fight against.

The vitality of the necklace he held filled shortly with a little aid. The Death Knight has finally announced his intention to yield.

“Master!”

An aloof Death Knight! The strongest Death Knight, General Van Hawk, recognized Weed as his master. However, Weed’s answer was unexpected.

“No, I cannot trust you. The evil warlock is a tricky one, you must be planning something!”

“No, it’s not like that…”

Weed did not listen to the Death Knight and killed him another 300 times.

“I will serve you master, so you can stop now…”

Even after he heard this, he killed him about 500 more times.

From then on, whenever the Death Knight appeared, he appealed desperately, but it was to no avail.

Weed’s goal was to help master his skills, so there could be no mercy.


Notes:
Keuroin Kingdom ——- might be Crow Kingdom.
Balkan —— Balkan, I will keep that change from this time onward.
 

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