Level 1 Player (MT Novel) - Chapter 45
Chapter 45 – Second Cataclysm IV
Someone bought out absolutely all the high-capacity batteries at an increased price. The only problem was that even after a few days, the batteries were still on sale. The market was in chaos. Macco Weiss was declared the “enemy of the people,” and every day everyone involved in the boycott was losing more and more batteries, becoming more and more irritable as a result.
At the same time.
Gwess Pitt smiled contentedly as she looked at the stock of batteries lying beside her. No doubt the cost of the goods had gone up, but what could you do. Even though the prices had gone up, the batteries were still pretty cheap, costing only a few tens of millions.
Gwess Pitt bought new ones, since the previous ones had already run out of power. She was looking at items on the VIP bulletin board, so she wasn’t even aware of the boycott.
[Willpower Boosting Potion (Heroic)]
Increases willpower by 1.
Doesn’t work on Players whose level is 300.
Method of Use: Drink.
[Seller: ReCommerce] [Price: 39, 999, 999 points]
[Willpower Boosting Potion (Heroic)].
You will always be able to exchange your purchased item or make a refund.
Of course I chose Yes.
[You bought a Willpower Boosting Potion (Heroic)]
“Now you can have a drink,” I thought and drained the contents of the vial.
I had 2.9 million points left in my account. But I was satisfied. I had to put off buying the Ancestral Instinct, since I didn’t have time to save up for it just yet. After the second cataclysm happened, my first priority was to increase my characteristics. It was for this reason that I bought potions when the necessary amount was accumulated. In this way, I was able to buy all the medium potions that increased my characteristics.
Weak potions from the same category cost five million, slightly better potions cost twice as much, i.e. ten million, and mid-grade potions cost four times as much of that, namely forty million.
Without raising my Trade level, I can’t buy performance-enhancing, legendary-level potions. Based on this trend, I daresay that legendary level potions should not cost more than three hundred million.
“Okay, characteristics improved, now we can think about other things.
I’ve gotten stronger in a fairly short period of time. The total of my characteristics now equaled two thousand! I now corresponded to a ranker, that is, a Player with the highest level.
A special skill allowed me to develop and improve my performance at a tremendous rate. What Player could reach such heights in less than a year after the Awakening? And it’s not just about performance. I became the owner of four heroic level skills: Immortality, Survival Instinct, Lightning Breath, and Vampire Orb. While Immortality and Survival Instinct are skills that cannot be activated at any time, Lightning Breath and Vampire Orb meet this requirement. “Lightning Breath,” for example, increases combat power, while “Vampire Ball” increases endurance in combat. As a result, during the second cataclysm, I was able to take an active part in all battles.
But there is one problem.
“We must deal with the situation as soon as possible!”
The second cataclysm paralyzed the world economy. If you think about it, electricity, oil, gas, food, water… It all became scarce. South Korea built defensive camps in major cities. This was done in order to reduce the loss of life and to reduce the areas that needed to be protected. But at the same time it has led to problems with logistics and distribution of necessary goods, and with the lack and scarcity of food and water it is impossible to produce other products in sufficient quantities.
“Everything I put up for sale is already sold out.
Now the sales of batteries and electronics have been temporarily suspended. In other words, my way of getting stronger just dissolved into oblivion.
“I have to try harder!”
I need to work hard to undo the effects of the second cataclysm and get my business back on track.
It’s time to plunge headlong back into the abyss of battle.
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I and a few other Players were transported by military helicopter to another location. I am the only member of the Players’ Association in the team, the rest of the Players are just mobilized by order. All I know is that the average level of the Players flying with me is around 200.
And of course I was the one in charge of the team. Yes, I had a chance to be the temporary commander of the units at Sinchon and Namyeong stations, although it was partly because of an emergency situation. But now I was officially appointed to that position, for merit and success on the battlefield, of course. In particular, for the fact that during the battles I had demonstrated a level far higher than the Association had assumed. Now I’m not a level 150 player, but a level 250 one! They cannot ask me how this is possible or what I have done, because of this situation. Although I would not have answered if they had asked.
– Arriving at the scene!
I looked down. We landed on one of the busy streets of the “forest” of high-rise buildings. But no people were visible in the area. This town is quite small, so all of its residents had already been evacuated by this point.
Here a gate opened with trolls, familiar to me from my past activities. Surprisingly, there aren’t too many of them, but for the army, they are still monsters, which are very difficult for ordinary soldiers to cope with. Because of the survivability of trolls, it is almost impossible for soldiers with ordinary rifles to deal with them. Yes, there was also the option of bombing the trolls from above, but that would have left the city in ruins. That’s why we were moved to the area.
– We’ll try to narrow it down. Are you familiar with the area?
– Yes, of course.
– Then you are in charge.
After the conversation, we immediately went into action. Despite the fact that I have the right to lead, during the battles themselves the team leader commanded, because our group consisted of Players of medium or high level, who did not belong to guilds or just hunt not alone. So the best decision was to give the leadership of the battle to the main person in that group of Players.
– In that case I’ll go first,” I said and got out of the helicopter.
When I reached the ground, I already knew exactly where the spatial gate was. And my first immediate task was to block them.
“Wall of fire!” – I said, and tongues of flame erupted in front of the gate.
There was a shrieking sound. It was a troll screaming at the top of its voice, trying to enter our world. I drew my Vampire Sword and went to smash everyone left and right.
My level of magic is definitely good, but compared to the magic power of the Mage Class Players, it wasn’t much. On the one hand, I’m a fairly balanced Gamecock, but on the other hand… I’m a swagger. Ranker Players who chose the mage class, with a total of two thousand characteristics, would have magic stats two or three times higher than mine. The same can be said for other classes and specialties. Healers have much higher willpower, regular fighters have strength and dexterity. Yes, I’m a ranker in total, but compared to the others, I’m not as capable as I should be. On the other hand, I’m versatile, so I can choose any class. I can be a tanker, a melee or ranged fighter, or even a healer.
While I fiddled with the monsters on the ground, the helicopter with the other Players reached the outskirts and landed my “team” as planned.
“It’s going like clockwork.”
The most common trolls are about level two hundred, so the Players who arrived with me should deal with the bulk of the monsters.
There was another shriek. Once again the trolls appeared from the spatial gate, but the ground was too hot to cheerfully welcome them to our side.
Drawing my sword, I headed toward the trolls who had just emerged, writhing in pain. Without much effort, I slit the throat of one of them.
The other trolls, still falling through my fire barrier, went on the attack. Well, that’s what I thought, anyway. To my surprise, they didn’t attack me, they just scattered.
“What the hell is that?”
Have you ever seen a belligerent troll run off into another enemy territory? Especially in such numbers. At first the trolls appeared from the gate in small groups, two or three at a time, but now fifteen trolls have appeared!
“Wouldn’t miss it!”
I’m not sure, but maybe the onslaught of trolls weakened my Wall of Fire. Maybe through a lot of stamina, but definitely not through the damage my body took. If this continues, the other Players might not be able to handle everything. And since there were no options left, I decided to activate Lightning Breath and hurl Fire Spear at the fleeing trolls.
In an instant the spear, combining the power of fire and lightning, pierced the troll.
“Ha! Easier than I thought.”
Fleeing trolls are a good target for long-range combat practice. So, thanks to the Fire Spear, I was able to deal with the fleeing trolls quickly enough.
But suddenly the ground shook with violent vibrations.
“What the hell is that?”
I turned my head and saw a large blue lizard looking right at me. The lizard roared and went on the attack. Its eyes, which glittered like two blue jewels, snapped into me, and its wide-open mouth showed sharp teeth. In addition, the ground shook with the heavy footsteps of the lizard.
“I wonder why it was here?”
I was not in the least bit frightened as Blue Drake, a monster of legendary level, appeared from the spatial gate from which the trolls had just rushed out. I mean, all of a sudden, among the mid-level monsters, there was someone very strong whose level ranged from 350 to 400! Therefore, I immediately requested support from the Players Association.
Shin Yun Ah looked at the battle map. The army and Players joined forces to deal with the second cataclysm. In addition, the number of re-opened gates has decreased significantly. But there is still one problem. As the number of gates decreases, the number of high-level monsters increases, so the relevant Players who replaced their younger brethren need help. South Korea, on the other hand, is fortunate, as it has about a hundred thousand high-level Players, among whom five thousand have managed their fourth mission.
“It would be great to end it here and now,” I was surprisingly calm as a boa constrictor and worried about nothing.