Matan’s Shooter - Chapter 79
It meant that what Leeha thought was exactly on point. He would eventually need to buy something.
‘It’s a little iffy to change now… should I just replace my musket?’
After deducting the fees to buy gunpowder, Leeha still had a budget of around 6 gold.
Normally, he would argue that he would never buy it, but he had a more important problem right now.
Above all, he was able to have a more relaxed mind because he had something to rely on.
‘Because I haven’t sold the Special Kobold Eonwoldo. I will put it on the auction house.’
Considering that 5 or 6 gold is a lot. Leeha decided to spend money to gather information.
No, it was not that either.
In any case, if Leeha were to change his weapon, compared to the ‘low-class crude musket’, which was provided in the beginning, the difference in attack power was simply astounding.
“Okay. Please recommend one to me.”
“Oh, really? Right, right, you should get one. I wonder what kind of gun would suit Ha Leeha-ssi. Wait here for a second.”
The weapon shop owner asked Leeha to wait and ran around the counter.
In the meantime, while the owner was gone, a few people came and went to buy from another clerk. He came back holding a musket in each of his hands.
“Come on, take a look. I brought this one because I wanted to show something on par with Ha Leeha-ssi’s standard, but in fact, judging from your abilities, I recommend you use this other one.”
The weapon shop owner lifted what was in his left hand and then immediately lifted what was in his right hand.
‘Standard? Capability?… It means the recommendations are based on level and stats, right?’
There was no way NPCs could know about the levels and stats of users. It really seems like one was talking to a real person, but at times like this, one would feel that they are NPCs.
“How much is this one that fits my capability?”
“Normally, it would cost 18 gold.”
“18… gold? Why is it so expensive!”
Leeha exclaimed without realizing it.
Fortunately, the weapon shop owner pretended that he didn’t hear anything, and Leeha sighed a small sigh of relief.
“Of course, do you think the musket is ordinary? You can’t even get it in a small town. You should know it well”
“Hehe, how about the one with my standard?”
“It’s a little bit cheaper. I’ll give it to Leeha for only 6 gold. If it was the normal price, it would be 8 gold!”
The difference was too big. Isn’t there a musket with the price in the middle?
“Then. Take it slowly, you need to choose well.”
The weapon shop owner gave the two muskets to Leeha.
Attack power: 1,270
Attack Speed: 1 shot per minute
Strength: 60 or higher
Agility: 250 or higher
Gunpowder, Ramrod, and Bullet
When the trigger is pulled, a black flame will fire to the air.
The description is much more plausible, it has 1270 attack power?
‘The attack power of the low-class crude musket is 233… that’s more than 6 times the attack power!’
Of course, it was an item that required 250 agility or higher, it was not meant to be used by a low-level player. One needs to be around level 50 to use.
Of course, Leeha’s agility was not at 250, but over 300, so it was possible.
‘I’m not strong enough. Character Window.’
Name: Ha Leeha / Race: Human
Job: Musketeer / Level: 32 (17%)
Title: Fearless / Achievement: 18
HP： 1840 / MP： 380
Strength: 52 (+37)
Agility: 331 (+139)
Intelligence: 55 (+40)
Constitution: 81 (+33)
Mind: 27 (+17)
Remaining stats: 5
Strength was insufficient.
Putting all his remaining stat points was not enough, and he lacked 12 gold.
Leeha had unfortunately given up on the Spitfire.
‘If I sold the Kobold Eonwoldo, I could make some money. However, I’d better buy a better musket. I can change it then anyway, so there is no need to overdo it now. I should buy a cheap one first, and when I stop by the auction house, I’ll buy a better one.’
Of course, the musket he would buy would be much better than Spitfire.
Right now, he was not even willing to buy one worth 6 gold… Leeha opened the information on the 6 gold musket.
[ Ordinary Needle Gun]
Attack Power: 688
Attack Speed: 1 shot per minute
Strength: 30 or higher
Agility: 180 or higher,
Gunpowder, Ramrod, Bullet
Description: It will never end with a sting. One can’t be fooled by its name alone.
“Huh… Needle gun? Did they name it like this to sound funny!”
Leeha wanted to grumble, but he couldn’t.
Judging from the attack power and agility, the musket could be used from around the late 30s to early 40s.
‘Isn’t it great too?’
And compared to the name low-grade crude musket, the needle gun’s attack power is almost 3 times greater. Leeha decided.
“Mr. Shop Owner!”
“Yes, yes, have you decided?”
The weapon shop owner asked. Of course, just because Leeha made up his mind didn’t mean he would pay the full price.
[Bargaining skill has been activated.]
[There is a 24% increased chance of persuading the target.]
Getting information, reducing the price of the Needle Gun, and selling the low-grade crude musket at a high price. It was the result that Leeha wanted.
“Thank you, see you next time!”
“T… That. Next time… aah… “
The weak voice of the weapon shop owner’s voice echoed behind Leeha.
Still, as a guest, he couldn’t tell Leeha not to come, and the weapon shop owner was the one who suggested for Leeha to buy a weapon.
“Hehe, yes! I have a good musket now!”
Not only in Candle Castle, but also with Browless, Leeha’s skill had improved. There was no way that any NPC could be Leeha’s opponent.
‘Hehe, 5 gold and 30 silver. I got a 10% discount.’
He was able to reduce the price of the 6 gold musket by 70 silver. If he bought gunpowder and bullets at a reduced price, it would be enough to fill his bag.
Leeha looked at the musket on his shoulder with a happy expression.
A matte, dark barrel with a dark-reddish brown wooden butt and a heavy yet warm texture was held by Leeha’s hand.
Compared to the low-grade crude musket, that creaked due to excessive ‘hitting’. Leeha liked everything, except for the name, which felt a little weak.
“Hehe, I’m pretty sure there won’t be any problem using you for a while. Now then…
Leeha opened his map.
He learned the location of the ‘witness’ that saw Mister Brown and Miss Elizabeth from the weapon shop owner.
It was in a small to medium-sized city in the southwestern part of the Fibiel Kingdom.
‘It’s a long way, but I have to go anyway.’
Another piece of information he heard from the weapon shop owner was the location of the Marching Plain.
He said that it was a vast place that spread across the Nitai Village to the Minis Kingdom.
It was not marked in the Fibiel Kingdom map, so he thought it was somewhere else, and as expected, it was outside the border.
‘So there is a possibility that the person in Nitai is a real witness.’
In any case, that person took part directly in the Second Human-Demon War and lived near the site of the last battle where Mister Brown and Miss Elizabeth disappeared. Leeha thought that it was more reliable than the rumors floating around the capital.
‘Of course, I can’t walk to get there.’
No matter how much stamina he had, his quest was a fight against time.
Leeha was a person that knew how to properly allocate money and time.
“Let’s go to Candle Castle! Let’s use warp to get there.”
“Let’s go to Almus! It’s 10% cheaper to use the warp gate there!”
“Anyone going to the northern border? Any village nearby would be fine, so you could drop me off at the warp gate~ ”
So he came to the warp gate.
It was a transport magic circle equipped only in small and medium-sized cities or medium-sized fortresses or higher.
One could also use it not only inside the kingdom but also for other kingdoms as well, if an agreement has been signed, so it was no exaggeration to say that the area near the warp gate was always full.
“Where are you going?”
“I am going to Nitai.”
“Is this your first time using a warp gate?”
Is she an NPC? The tone of the woman talking to Leeha was formal.
“The city within the Fibiel Kingdom, Nitai. 1 person. It will cost 80 silver.”
“Yes? How much?”
“Transportation cost for one person to Nitai is 80 silver.”
“E-e-eighty? 80 silver? The space movement scroll is only between 50 and 60 silver, so why-”
“Then use the scroll. Next.”
The woman cut off Leeha’s words without a second thought.
“N-no. No, wait a minute.”
Leeha hurriedly waved his hands to catch the woman’s attention. He knew the scroll was cheap.
However, one cannot use the scroll unless he had the mana signature of the place he wanted to go to.
‘Damn it! I cut the cost of the musket I bought by 70 silver only to spend 80 silver here… ’
What is this? In the end, I took 1 step forward and took 2 steps back.
Leeha deliberately spoke slowly and looked around, but did not hear a call to go to Nitai or near the border of the Minis Kingdom.
He couldn’t even buy a crystal ball that had the mana signature of Nitai, because it was expensive… In the end, Leeha swallowed his tears about the thought of throwing away his money.
‘A round trip is 1 gold and 60 silver… I really am going crazy.’
Leeha thought about how just a few hours ago he had 7 gold. After spending it, it looked like he would only have 10 silver left.
“Here it is. 80 silver. Please send me off quickly.”
“Thank you, sir. I received 80 silver. Please stand on top of the magic circle.”
Leeha couldn’t help but feel like crying when he saw the woman smile professionally when she received the money.
Leeha suppressed his aching heart and walked on top of the magic circle, pointed to by the woman.
“I wish you a pleasant trip.”
As the woman swung and lowered her wand, light erupted from the magic circle.
For a moment, Leeha’s vision went out as if he was blind, and he felt a sense of getting blown away and falling, while he was standing.
Falling from the sky, was a relatively familiar feeling in Middle Earth!
By the time he opened his eyes while flapping his arms, everything was already over.
“Welcome to Nitai.”
Suddenly, another woman greeted Leeha.
‘I’ll find you no matter what… for the round trip that costs 1 gold and 60 silver!’
Leeha turned around as soon as he got off the magic circle, the person he had to find was named the ‘One-armed Lepanto’.