Level 1 Player (MT Novel) - Chapter 24
Chapter 24 – Immortality
It was in the middle of our game of hide-and-seek. It was just me and the red-haired leopard. In other words, there was a fierce war going on in the Red-Haired Wolf dungeon. All because some Players discovered the corpses of others and decided to hastily retreat and report the terrible incident to the security staff. They, in turn, called in reinforcements and entered the dungeon. This was done in order to quickly retrieve the Players’ bodies and destroy the cause of the problem itself.
“Why is everything like this?”
The security personnel became more serious when they finally saw the mangled bodies of the murdered men. It was impossible to ignore the huge marks of someone’s claws and teeth on the corpses.
– The thing seems to be headed that way,” one of the security men said. – It’s definitely not your average dungeon monster.
The security guards got pretty tense after they found out where the beast’s tracks lead.
– We’re going there together, aren’t we? – One of the officers muttered excitedly.
– Are you suggesting we do nothing?
– We haven’t been contacted by the staff directly guarding the spatial gate. Do you think that if we confronted the owner of these trails, we could do better?
In response to this, the others simply remained silent. Although they were security officers, they themselves were still very young and green, as they had only recently taken their first job. Besides, there was no law under which they had to be subjected to such a thing.
– That’s exactly why I can’t stay away. Let’s go take a look,” said one employee, getting up the courage.
– Well, then go alone. I wouldn’t want to die like this for nothing.
– Hey, what about the Players, who are still in the dungeon?
– How the hell should I know? I’m here to guard the newcomers who hunt red-haired wolves, not to deal with this monster.
– Is that it?
– That’s it, so what?
There was a conflict between the security officers.
– Now, calm down, both of you!
– Yes, now is not the time to fight with each other.
The other two officers spoke up excitedly. But it had no effect. A heated argument broke out. In the end the two who felt differently refused to go deeper into the dungeon. Everyone else, however, was well aware that in order to catch the monster they had to unite and act together. Besides, they were sure that otherwise they would not die in vain.
I sighed heavily. It seemed to me that the speed at which my level of magic was increasing was very slow.
Mage Players, depending on the dungeon, have very strong attacks. But unfortunately, that only works in a certain dungeon.
Magic reached its peak, now its level, after drinking potions, was 168. But, as I said before, the speed of assimilation was not good.
In fact, the recovery rate of magic was fast. The problem was that because of the unforeseen situation, I could not realize and feel it.
– He didn’t seem tired at all…
The two heads I had pierced with the fire lance had already stopped bleeding. Besides, the two heads that I thought were already dead were gradually healing. After many attempts, it was already clear to me that this monster has high regeneration, but I couldn’t imagine that a completely destroyed head would be able to recover.
– What? Is this the Hydra from the ancient myths and legends?
But after all, the Hydra couldn’t regenerate wounds inflicted by fire. So it’s a completely different monster, since it had no problem repairing the wounds I had thoughtfully cauterized with fire.
– I must defeat it before the two heads are fully recovered!
I gathered all my remaining strength and ran. But how far away should I be from him?
After I recovered my magic, I got another chance to use the flaming spear.
– If I missed, I was dead…
I was exhausted.
– Let’s see who wins and who loses.
Turning around, I headed straight for the three-headed monster. The leopard was greatly surprised when he saw that the fleeing man had suddenly changed his trajectory and was now heading for him. But it was only for a moment. The monster roared menacingly and came at me.
– A spear of fire! – I said, dropping the vampire sword and taking the skill like a real spear.
If the other Mage Players saw this, they must have been frightened. They must have thought that if you took the skill personally, you could get hurt.
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The leopard swung his paw, and my shield shattered like tofu. But I endured. A groan escaped my lips, though I thought the bone was broken. But would I pay attention to such a thing when I had no time at all to be rendered senseless by pain?
Before the three-headed leopard could raise its paw at me again, I clutched the flaming spear in my right hand and launched it at the monster’s last head. The spear went through the monster’s jaw and pierced its skull. The monster’s entire carcass fell to the ground. But it didn’t die from that; I saw the other two recovered heads still panting.
– And he really is a tough nut to crack.
The spear in my right hand was still there because I kept restoring magic. But it wasn’t for long. I didn’t know when the magic would run out. Then I made a new hole in the two restored monster heads. And at that moment…
[Incredible Achievement (low)
You killed a named monster of high level, the difference with which was over 100-levels.
Reward: rank [First Level Destroyer (low)
– Achievement? It was a named monster?
Before I could be surprised, another gold icon appeared before my eyes.
[Incredible Achievement (rare)]
You killed a rare named monster of high level “Gradon”-three-headed leopard.
Reward: rank [Knocked down “Gradon”-three-headed leopard alone (rare)].
– That doesn’t sound like much.
I was in a lot of pain. Of course, it’s great that I got two new achievements, but one was low level and the other was rare. Besides, the perks didn’t end there. The remnants of the magic in the three-headed monster’s body began to come together.
It wasn’t a stone, it was a skill book. But I liked that option, too.
In fact, the carcass of this monster was huge. Even if it was smaller, I still wouldn’t have been able to take it with me because of other people. That’s why it’s a good thing that stones or skill books show up.
– It’s a skill book!
An ornate blue book – it turned out to be very rare. I picked it up.
[Immortality (uniquely rare)
Passive ability: ability not to die while head on shoulders; slow recovery of all wounds; a skill that can be developed.
– Uniquely rare?
This is the first time I’ve seen such a level in a skill book. Also, the abilities that this book rewarded its wearer with were amazing. Not dying with my head on my shoulders? Wound repair? In other words, if I protect my head well, I would be an invincible Player. Yes, there was a notation of “slow recovery.” The three-headed leopard’s wound recovery rate wasn’t that fast either. But even so, it’s a very tempting ability.
– A skill that can be developed?
I went to the buy-sell window to check out the many other skills. After all, it was a uniquely rare level and a skill that could be improved, something I hadn’t seen before.
– Many tanks shoot fire from their eyes.
If it’s a rare level skill, the effect of it can be rated as a heroic or legendary skill. I don’t know where its limit is, but this skill is modifiable. And I don’t know, maybe it can increase to heroic level, or even legendary. Either way, it’s a treasure.
I decided to focus on that word.
– This skill shouldn’t be the only one in the whole world!
A named monster is a special monster, one of a kind. Certainly another monster of the same species can become a named monster. But a monster with the name “Gradon” is only one. And so is the Immortality skill book.
[Do you want to read the uniquely rare Immortality book?]
A phrase appeared in front of me and of course I immediately clicked “Yes.” It was something I didn’t have to worry or worry about. After all, the dungeon is a dangerous place in itself, and I don’t know when the next time the same fate will befall me.
Survival was still the priority. If I died, my father’s treatment and my family’s happiness would be threatened. That’s why it’s worth matching money with a “spare life.
Once and the skill book disappeared. Then I added the passive skill book to the buy/sell window.
– That’s better.
After the battle with Gradon, my shield was in splinters and my left arm was broken. Or rather, I thought it was broken or shattered. Well, at least now the pain was subsiding.
– This skill is an endurance skill.
I thought the Immortality skill was engaging my stamina and repairing my wounds.
– It’s a good thing I have plenty of it.
At any rate, I increased it. I thought if I used Heal my recovery would be faster, but that’s hard to do because of the magic I still haven’t recovered.
– Well, now we can look at what this rank gives,” I said and turned my gaze to the icon that appeared with the rank information.
[First Level Destroyer (Low)
Increases each characteristic by 5.
– That’s awesome!
I had two skills with “first” prefixed. They are “First Heroic Rank Achiever” and “First Legendary Rank Achiever”.
– It’s exactly the same here. The new rank has the word “first” in it.
Also, I didn’t get ranks like “Achieved First Low Rank” or “Achieved First Rare Rank”. This time, however, it’s different.
Well, I also got the rank of “First Level Destroyer.” So there’s a possibility that this rank has the ability to pump up to rare, heroic, and legendary levels. If they are repeated, it’s hard for me to even imagine the outcome.
– Okay, let’s take a look at the other rank I got,” I said and moved my eyes to another icon.
[Knocked down “Gradon” – a three-headed leopard single-handedly (rare)
Increases stamina by 3.
– That’s not so bad either!
The other Rare Rank achievements only increased stamina by 1. This rank couldn’t be modified in any way, but I was glad it increased stamina by 3.
– Yep, clearly that three-headed leopard “Gradon” was a generous fellow.
In any case, I was able to gain two ranks and one skill book from this battle.
– Now I could get out.
I couldn’t stay in this dungeon any longer. And no wonder! That three-headed monster had drained me dry. After that, it’s vital that I rest.
Along with the wind, a group of people entered the very center of the red-haired wolves’ dungeon.
– Look, Players! – Suddenly, the leader of the group shouted and headed somewhere in the direction.
She caught sight of the assembled group of seven men hunting red-haired wolves.
– What is it?
The players, who were hunting red-haired wolves, looked at the uninvited guests strangely. Such was their reaction due to the fact that they themselves were not of the level to hunt in a Red-Haired Wolf dungeon. And this was evident in their equipment and weapons.
– We came from the Players’ Association. A very high level monster has appeared in this dungeon. So leave the dungeon as soon as possible. It is known that two Players have already died.
The players were very surprised to hear this.
– Is it really true?
After the girls’ words, the Players used all their skills to finish the hunt as soon as possible and very quickly headed for the exit of the dungeon.
The group of people who had just evacuated the hunted Players began to move deeper into the territory again. When they met the other Players, they repeated the same thing and guided them to the exit of the dungeon.
– Didn’t this monster qualify as a high level? – The guy asked, nodding his head.
– Yes, it did. It is known to be a red-haired wolf,” the girl replied, frowning.
The brave group needed to deal with a higher level monster as soon as possible to deal with the situation. Otherwise, the damage caused might be too great.
– Let’s not relax, let’s keep searching,” the girl said, and everyone got down to business again.
But the dungeon was very wide. Despite the search, finding this high-level monster was not easy.
– Look, Gambler! – shouted the leader of the group and went to meet him.
But the most interesting thing was that the player, who had been discovered by the security personnel, was walking through the dungeon all alone.