Genius of a Performing Arts High - chapter 10.56
Looking at the status window, there was a chance of leveling up. It seemed that the experience obtained from finishing off those elite demons had contributed a lot.
“Finally reached Level 4.”
Top-level class is great, but the growth is painfully slow. That’s where the problem lies. It wasn’t a surprise because the first level of the top-level class was the same as the fifth level of the regular level class. The experience required was also five times.
I immediately pressed the Level Up button.
[Monster hunter Level 32]
[One without blood or tears Level 3->4]
Vitality: 2,274 ->2,370 (Cursed Birth +654, Mandrake +200, Ruble-Raynae +310)
Mana: 2,250 ->2,550 (Evil Kareuka’s bone magic staff +50)
Darkness: 572 ->780 (Cursed Birth +122, Evil Kareuka’s bone magic staff +70)
Power: 411-> 431 (Cursed Birth +32, Ruble-Raynae +120)
Intelligence: 189 ->230
Agility: 264 ->270
Health: 447 ->465 (Mandrake +40, Ruble-Raynae +120)
Charisma: 382 ->420 (Evil Kareuka’s bone magic staff +13, Ruble-Raynae +110)
Magic Resistance +2.2%
It was great progress. The most welcoming fact was that I had a new skill dedicated to “One without blood or tears.”
One without blood or tears’ first SS-grade skill was out!
Oh, it’s the skill I had wanted, and now I finally got my hands on it. It’s just how it sounds like, a special ability that made me capable of displaying ghost-like movements. Later, when my proficiency would increase, unbelievable acts such as passing through walls or going inside the ground would become possible.
I didn’t know how many times this skill had been used while I fought with the one without blood or tears in the past. It was a skill that he had often used.
But now that I had the chance to use it, I was thrilled. The great thing about this skill was that if you were more skilled, you could use it to fly or even teleport. Plus, in the final 10th stage, I’ll be able to move to another dimension.
I was looking at the status window, feeling pleased, when that Hobgoblin vampire Krulark came to see me.
“Your Majesty, My Lord is looking for you.”
“Okay, I got it. No, wait a bit.”
I called Krulark back.
“I have something for you.”
The ability to summon the undead could be used to create undead, but also for upgrading existing undeads. Of course, the lineage would remain the same.
The skulls would turn into skeletons, zombies to poisonous zombies, and so on.
This time, I had reached Level 5 of summoning the undead, so I could upgrade him to a Daywalker, a vampire who was also active during the day.
It was safe to say that they were higher than regular vampires. I’ll upgrade Krulark, a regular vampire, to a Daywalker.
“You who have built a tower from your wickedness. Be reborn as a greater nightmare to the living!”
As I recited the spell, darkness escaped from hands. It felt as if boiling hot water of 100 degrees Celsius had been poured on them. I quickly waved it towards Krulark.
As darkness seeped in, black smoke poured out of Krulark’s eyes, nose, mouth and ears. He began to shudder, his body convulsing. And soon after, a much larger and stronger Krulrak appeared.
“I-I… Your Majesty! This is?”
Krulark stammered, feeling his body.
“I can sense a lot of energy!”
“I’m sure you can, because you’ve upgraded to the point where your roots have changed. Even sunlight can’t hurt you.”
Krulark, who had become a Daywalker, the top-most vampire, had lost the identity of a Vampire corpse. He looked like a real being, filled with warmth.
“Why did you do such a favour for your humble servant!?”
Krulark knelt down, trembling in excitement.
“If you serve me faithfully, I have no need of anything else.”
Hearing my words, Krulark touched his forehead to the ground.
“I will wear out my bones for your Majesty until the day I disappear!”
“Thank you. You’ll have a lot of work to do when the Undead city will be built in Grosglochner. I look forward to it.”
“Leave it to me!”
Krulark was a smart and skilled Hobgoblin. I intended to use him as a manager. Now that I have a Daywalker, if I let him grow well, I’ll be able to grow into a semi-hero.
“Let’s see your sword.”
I improvised Princess Coral’s swordsmanship technique and explained it to Krulark. The technique left by Princess Coral was one of the most prominent swordsmanship techniques of the Faltz.
Krulark deeply concentrated, since he probably thought it was a rare chance that would never occur again. Having mastered only the crude martial arts of Hobgoblin, he was amazed by this technique.
“This technique is believed to contain a great deal of knowledge.”
“I’ll teach you again later. Straighten your back!”
“Yes, Your Majesty!”
I patted him on the shoulder. His swordsmanship was now good enough, so I’ve taught him enough.
I split up from Krulark and headed to Schwarzetoyel. A human figure was bent, reading a book with candles lit around it. He raised his head as I approached.
“You finally came?”
He removed his magnifying glass and massaged his shoulders to ease the stiffness.
“Your tolerance is pretty good.”
“For teaching that Hobgoblin vampire swordsmanship. You’re good at taking care of your underlings. No matter what relationship it is, you need to keep maintaining goodwill amongst yourselves.”
“You were far away, how did you know about that?”
“This body can hear all kinds of sounds.”
I murmured slightly at the remark, “Hah… I can’t even swear at an old man.”
He came up to me in a fit of rage, but suddenly halted in amazement.
I questioned seeing Schwarzetoyel’s round eyes.
“What?! How did you change so much in a short time? Your skills have improved so much.”
What? Can dragons see that? I knew it’s different because he’s a dragon, but I didn’t expect him to recognize that I leveled up right away.
“There’s a small improvement.”
“That’s a small thing? Hah! Ridiculous. I’m glad a man like you is not my enemy.”
Schwarzetoyel was spouting nonsense. Of course, I was still much weaker than him. But I was growing slowly every time my level went up. Maybe he’s reacting like that because he knows I’ll catch up one day.
The potential of the class One without blood or tears was beyond even a legendary dragon. There’s no way this old dragon doesn’t know that. He soon changed his attitude.
“Hmmm! Would you like a cup of tea?”
What the! This son of a bitch! His change in attitude was amazing.
What’s it called… Isn’t it similar to the way one treated a friend who was rigged to win a lottery?
“Oh, that’s great. Let’s go!”
In my life, I’d always ended up drinking all the tea that the genius Maryong gave me. It’s been long.
“Now, be careful, it’s hot.”
“Thank you. By the way, why did you want to meet me?”
“I was just wondering when the event’s setting would end.”
“I didn’t ask you to bear with me until it’s finished.”
What Schwarzetoyel mentioned was the construction that was taking place in the mountains right now. Three days later, a banquet would be held to build friendly relationships by inviting guests.
Hence, Odgarsh was making a building for the banquet. The mountain area was noisy four days ago with the workers’ hammering and sawing constantly. It seemed quite annoying to this dragon.
“Aish! What are you doing on another’s mountain?”
“Come on, I think they’re almost done. Why don’t you come along with us?”
“So loud. You… No, you carried it out, so you take care of it. Please tell them to hurry!”
Since Maryong couldn’t have done the practical part, I was replacing him.
“What is she doing, by the way?”
After hearing the truth from the demon lord Odgarsh, Caroline was depressed.
“I’m sure she’s thinking about your offer. The demons are strong. There’s nothing to worry about.”
I shouldn’t be worried. The stage was being made, and it’s unlikely for them to stop the work. I agreed and came out of the nest.
*Thok thok! Thok thok!*
The carpenter’s hammering was noisy. I sat on a nearby stone bench and was lost in thought, watching the scene leisurely. One foot over the other. All kinds of thoughts came into my mind.
When this gets over, I was going to go work out the Walpurgis thing. I came here to get the elixir, and somehow, it took some time. However, there was no problem with my schedule. When I asked King Sejak with the ring, he said, “It’s just like a boring workshop.”
“Well, it’s fancy.”
What was being made was very extravagant for a temporary building. I thought it would be a great event.
Was there any oil left? I wanted to burn it all up at the end.
Three days later.
Finally, it’s the day of the event. The mountain at night was filled with countless colorful lanterns. It was as if a festival was being held.
The guests arrived one after another, by a huge pre-installed magic circle. Many came by horseback.
“Welcome, Your majesty.”
“Nice to meet you, sir.”
“Oh! Isn’t this the royal court man? How’s His Majesty doing?
The crowd of guests gathered to greet each other. I volunteered to be a guide today. I wanted to look at the faces of the big shots invited. So I hid my identity.
“Come this way, please.”
I was noting down each person while guiding the fairly decent guests.
-Herzamok, ranked 14th, was binge eating greedily, in a very vulgar manner. He even ate sausages in a place like this.
-The 25th ranked Demon King Qadmir looked sullen and incompetent. However his lover was conversing loudly, covering up for his lack of interaction.
-Baden Chainback was ambitious but incompetent. He preferred to stay by himself.
-Hesenkagen’s Moritz was a great man. I’d rather not run into him for a while. He was as scary, like a detective for a con man like me.
I was indulged in my thoughts, commenting on the influential people of the Empire. A person arrived, breaking my train of thoughts.
“Oh, so many wonderful gentlemen and ladies. Ho ho!“
Roellin, the Rose Devil Queen, had arrived.
This was really unexpected.
I never thought she would have been invited for political reasons. But once I went to her, I understood why.
“I greet the noble Rose Devil Queen. Your Highness, I will guide you.”
Roellin looked at me and smiled prettily like a rose in full bloom.
“Good knight! I look forward to your help.”
She was kind to me like an employee. That was indeed Roellin’s attitude. I was surprised by her sudden appearance, but isn’t this a better opportunity than I thought?
I wanted to get in touch with her to deal with Pejamut. Now that we’d met, it would be nice to have as much conversation as possible while I was guiding.
Yet, there wasn’t any chance to. The problem was that I was alone now. Moreover, beside Roellin was a row of retarded demons.
How could I talk to her first in private when she’s a guest? Ah, this is such a pain. But I didn’t want to keep my mouth shut. I was struggling, but the problem was surprisingly easy to solve.
Because of Roellin’s kind personality, she talked to me first. She seemed to think that I was nervous because of her.
“What’s your name, gentleman?”
“I’m not a gentleman, Your Highness, I’m called Vallerstadter Valler.”
But something shocking happened. I thought my answer would suffice, but suddenly Roelin halted. Her servants stopped as well, and looked at her.
She was still staring at me even though I called her. And then she leaned towards me. Her voluptuous chest was close, almost touching me.
Her blue-green eyes were staring right at me. What the hell was happening?
Roellin seemed to know me.