A VIP as soon as you Log In - chapter 225
The administrator continued to try and convince Kang Shin-hyuk.
-It’s a very rare sale…
“If I need it, I’ll wait for a higher rank.” Kang Shin-hyuk had earned a lot of HP just from selling his armaments on the trading board, but 700 million HP wasn’t that big a commitment to make. However, Erebos handled well without such a thing as Dark Mastery, and above all, he hadn’t mastered the Light Mastery skill yet, so he thought there was no need to be greedy.
‘Although, thanks to Fire Mastery, the limits of Light Mastery and Wind Mastery have expanded.’ For the time being, he needed to busy himself studying the harmony between fire, light, and wind. Most of all, if he managed to combine darkness and fire into something like a dark flame, Kang Shin-hyuk wouldn’t be able to control himself.
-Not that, member. When you learn Dark Mastery, the strongest would be combining light anddarkness…
[This can’t be…wow…]
While Kang Shin-hyuk continued to refuse, Kwati was admiring the sword he had made.
[It didn’t take that long, but you changed the nature of the explosive gold. That flame… no, then Anvil is…]
She seemed to be deep in thought. Kang Shin-hyuk decided to move away from her and concentrate on making more ingots. It was around that time that Shureturned.
“I’m back, grandpa! No, you just made a treasure like that?!” Shu appeared right in front of him without crossing the 50-meter-high wall and was looking at the sword in Kwati’s hands.
“It took you so long to make something for me! You made one for her in just a few hours!”
“There is a huge difference in grade from what I madeyou.”
“I know that, but… did you get theprice?”
“Kwati asked the volcanic spirit to upgrade the furnace. I also got thetreasure.”
“Wow, it has one more of the awesome orbs embedded in it.” Shu examined the new orb stuck in the furnace with a sparkle in her eyes. She didn’t believe in the Gaia system, but her ability to measure an artifact’s stats with just her senses seemed to be of ahigh-level.
“This seems to be the same as taking a part of the volcano. This isn’t just her effort. Isn’t it because the volcano likes you?” Kang Shin-hyuk smiled awkwardly.
“You should give as much as you can.”
“With such a weapon… alright. In fact, I’ve taken everything I could.” He had suspected as much, but it became clear to him that Shu brought Kang Shin-hyuk to this world on behalf of the volcanic spirit, not the Yeomin. If he could contain the unprecedented amount of heat emanating from the volcano, his metallurgy would greatly improve in thefuture.
“The quest hasn’t been completed yet, has it?”
“Yes. We did save them, but in fact, something like that fire lizard was too weak to be the boss of this whole thing.” So that was why it had been easy for grandpa to catch it, or so it seemed Shu was thinking with a dark smile.
“It’s not that you are weak, but those who target such a world are of an immense scale.So…”
“I’m still weak, so there’s no need to shield me like that. What about the other races?”
“I definitely trampled on them. As long as we finish the quest, they won’t be running wild anymore. Besides, you already killed their leaders.” Thanks to that, everyone was in a state of confusion and was unable to attack theYeomin.
“There won’t be more conflict then.”
“The fire lizards are having difficulty moving, so we’ll have plenty of time.” Shu’s eyes were already shining, and Kang Shin-hyuk knew what she wanted to say.
“Now, let’s start. That adult play.”
-That abbreviation makes listeners veryuncomfortable.
The administrator still grumbled but didn’t try to interfere anyfurther.
“As I said, it probably won’t help.”
“No, it’s okay because it’s already helpful.” Shu reached out to him with a bright smile, and Kang Shin-hyuk took her hand.
Two days had passed since then. In the meantime, Kang Shin-hyuk had installed dozens of ballistae on the walls armed with giant bolts, all made out of explosive gold. Since he was mass-producing them, they weren’t high-grade artifacts, but the moment they were installed on the wall, that fact changed. Surprisingly, the special abilities of the wall were partially applied to the ballista, amplifying their durability and attack power.
Kwati fired one of the ballistae herself and said so with an expression like she wanted to hug him.
[It’s especially amazing that our attack power is strengthened. How is thispossible?]
“It’s because of the wall’s special ability. It looks like it works because it’s from the same material.”
[To share specialabilities…]
Perhaps this was also the power of Nephritis. Anyway, it was certain that this furnace could change thisworld.
“Grandpa, how are you?” Shu was stretching out next to the two.
“Do you think I’ve grown a little, grandpa?”
“No, you’re exactly the same.”
“It’s weird; every time I come into contact with you, I feel like my source is growingbigger.”
Kang Shin-hyuk had busied himself, making the weapons and used his spare time to contact Shu’s source. However, he still couldn’t fully grasp the abilities and limitations of her race. However, it seemed that Shu felt like she was growing. Every time they went through it, she looked refreshed afterward.
[Isn’t it more difficult if the source grows? Because you’re a child.]
“What?! A child?! Fireball, you’re dead!” Kang Shin-hyuk continued to think as he watched the pitiful sight of Kwati being beaten by Shu.
‘Wouldn’t it be nice if there was something to take the side effects instead?’
-What are you talking about,member?
‘Oh, it’s just a stupid idea. The wall shares its abilities with low-level artifacts of the same material. Like that…’ There were two ideas that came to mind. Either to create a weapon that could be activated in place of Shu’s ability and receive the penalties, or an amulet that could doit.
-Either way, a blacksmith can’t make it.
‘That’s new. I thought it might be since Shu asked me.’ The former did seem impossible as he didn’t fully understand the structure of Shu’s abilities. There was a clear penalty that affected her body.
‘If so…’ The wall could share its abilities with the ballista made of the same material. If so, if he could use part of Shu’s body, then transferring the penalty to it…
‘Well, I can’t even imagine that.’ But perhaps it was worth the challenge. First, Kang Shin-hyuk used his spiritual power to explore the wall and the ballista intensively. They were made by him, so it wasn’t difficult for him to understand their source. As a result, he confirmed the furnace’s effects, but the mechanism for sharing special abilities didn’t seem impossible to reproduce.
-Sure, I see. Likethis…
-It’s nothing. So, will you start working right away?
“No, before that, I need a part of Shu’s body.” It sounded very scary.
“So, give me yourhair.”
“Uh… grandpa? You know, I can stretch my hair out as much as I can, but every time I do, the time I spend as a childincreases.”
[Yes, she’s right,…kuhak!]
Perhaps these guys were close after all. Kang Shin-hyuk’s eyes narrowed as Shu’s hair grew long enough to touch the ground. Shu gathered it up, grabbed it, and cut it off with her hand.
“It’s enough to try. Leave it to me.”
“If it doesn’t work, I will ask you to take responsibility.”
However, he couldn’t start work right away. Around that point, the other Yeomin finally opened their eyes, and he had to turn them into weapons,too.
“Choose between bows andspears.”
[But I got such a nice weapon.]
“If they want one, they can beat you and become the new boss.” He couldn’t afford to custom-make each one. He was already prepared to mass-produce bows and spears, so the Yeomin were forced to choose one of thetwo.
[Can we make weapons that utilize the photobase we have?]
[Right. There may be more enemies other than the lizards.]
“I’ve already prepared it.” What Kang Shin-hyuk handed out was an arrow made for the ballista. It could be amplified with their energy.
“I will have plenty of arrowheads ready. The same goes for spears.”
[What we wanted wasn’t quitethis…]
“Anything more than that will require a formal request through the Hero Universe.” The basin’s height was growing lower and lower as the mass production was carried out. Kwati and the other Yeomin were busy carrying out soil from the bottom of the mountain to replenish thebasin.
“Wow, you can make more?”
[It needs to be mixed with the existing soil and left be for a while. Patience is important.]
Fire lizards attacked several more times in the meanwhile. Kang Shin-hyuk deliberately asked Shu to rest so they could watch the Yeomin deal with them. Though they were somewhat clumsy, they were able to repel them each time.
Then, finally, the amulet for Shu was completed.