Level 1 Player (MT Novel) - Chapter 50
Chapter 50 – Supernatural II
– Are we out already? – The salesman smiled as he heard me order another batch of goods. – You have as many as you originally ordered, right? What are you doing with them if you’re already out of them? We don’t have them in stock, but I hear the factory is operating normally, so there should be no problem with delivery. I’ll look for everything you need at our other locations.
I’m sorry I can’t pick it up right away, but it can’t be helped.
– I’ll come back later, then.
– Wait… Leave me your contact number and we’ll let you know when we have the goods.
– Oh, that’s okay, I’ll stop by myself tomorrow. Thanks for the offer.
Leaving the store, I got a little discouraged.
“What if I make a deal directly with the factory…?”
Earlier, before the second cataclysm, I had called them once, but I didn’t leave any personal information or buy anything. When I called again and was going to order a large batch of batteries, I was turned down simply because I was not an entrepreneur.
“Would I really have to open a sole proprietorship and buy out the warehouse?”
Of course there would be the issue of paying the electric bill, but that’s all solvable.
“Or go straight to an electronics store?”
But by opening my own shop, I’ll be able to get all the electronics I need at any time I want.
“If I can get my sister to run the store, that would be great.”
My sister, Choi Hyun-ji, worked in a clothing store. Even though the fields were a little different, but business is business.
“Why didn’t I think of that before?”
The excitement took hold of me. This business just couldn’t fail! Why not? Because I would be a better customer.
The store opening went off without a hitch. My sister agreed to this “venture” without a question. Besides, Choi Hyun Ji knew more about business than I expected. In fact, I was waiting, like a khatico, for all the goods to arrive. And so as not to waste time, I arranged the pre-ordered and desired items in their places.
Ever since the idea of opening a store popped into my head, I have never made an additional order of batteries in the place where I bought them before. Now there was no need for that because I could buy everything I needed in my own store. Oh, and I took care of the number of items, too.
I decided to take a look at the number of my glasses, since everything I had put up for sale earlier turned out to be sold out.
“It seems that active sales have come to an end,” I thought as I looked at the sale window.
The rate at which my positions were being swept away had slowed to a trickle.
“Well, you can count the points!”
If you recall, I had almost three billion in my account before the second cataclysm, but now the amount has increased, surpassing the seventy billion mark. With these funds I can afford two heroic skills.
“So what am I going to buy?”
Originally, I was going to buy “Ancestral Instinct” because I was being attacked quite often by Jang Woo Hyun and Jeong Sung Woo. At the time, I wanted to anticipate an attack, but after the blue drake, I changed my mind since there are no such people or organization capable of harming me.
Despite the unpleasant circumstances of the Players’ Association, I was able to melt the ice in the hearts of my colleagues. But monsters are quite different. They will not be ceremonious with you, but will attack right away. For example, the blue drake is a monster that greatly exceeds me in characteristics, it is quite difficult to anticipate and repel its attacks.
“I think the Ancestral Instinct can be acquired later.
I currently have five heroic skills in my arsenal: Immortality, Survival Instinct, Vampire Ball, Breath of Thunder and Lightning, Thunderscale. Four of these are passive skills, only “Breath of Thunder and Lightning” is active.
“I can only use the Breath of Thunder and Lightning skill once per battle, right?”
“Breath of Thunder and Lightning” was a special type skill that increased not only destruction, but also damage to the enemy.
“I need an active skill that I can use at any time.
Preferably a skill that I could use to deal damage to a high-level monster like a blue drake. Or a spatial movement skill that would help me get my feet farther away.
If I had either of those two skills, I could handle the blue drake much faster and more efficiently.
“Ha! Then we need to find and buy both skills!”
Basically, I have enough points. And active skills are a priori a bit cheaper than passive skills. Opening the buy and sell window, I found a skill to move in space.
“Wow, how expensive…”
The spatial movement skill turned out not to be active at all and very expensive.
“Well, Subspace was expensive too, after all.
No wonder a skill like that sells for crazy money.
“With heroic level skills you can move living beings in space…”
But you can’t do that again with a rare level skill.
“I need to look up something in the heroic category.”
I took turns looking through the spatial movement skills.
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“How many limitations there are here.”
To my surprise, all the skills were terribly expensive, and the methods of using them were complicated. Not only would I not be able to move to the right place with them, but the level of magic and willpower required a high level.
“I’ll familiarize myself with all the skills to the end, and then I’ll decide.
I decided first of all to look through all the skills of moving in space, get acquainted with their characteristics, and then decide whether to take something or not. So I went over all of the skills again, so that I could soberly assess their pros and cons.
“This one seems to be the best I’ve ever seen.”
Active ability: allows you to move to a point within view, the level of magic used can fluctuate depending on the “traveled” distance, does not allow to move in space when magic levels are unstable or in places with a large accumulation of forces, can be reused after 10 seconds.
[Seller: Rios] [Price: 39, 999, 999, 999 points]
[Do you want to buy the Flash (Heroic) skill book?]
You can always exchange your purchased item or make a refund.
The cost of the skill is almost forty billion. But it can be reused after a short period of time, and you can move within sight distance.
“Well, she was not!” – I thought, and chose the “Yes” option.
[Do you want to read the heroic book Flash?]
I chose the “Yes” option.
“I’d have to test the new acquisition.”
For starters, I decided to limit my movement within the confines of one room.
Not a second later, I moved from one end to the other.
“That’s not bad! I’ll have to try moving farther away later.”
Now I have the skill to move through space. I went back to the buy-sell window. Fire skills, air skills, electrical skills… There were all kinds of categories, but I couldn’t find the one I needed.
Suddenly something interesting appeared before my eyes.
[Dark Energy (Heroic)
Active ability: allows you to powerfully attack your opponent with dark energy at the expense of the attacker’s consumption of magic and stamina, a skill of darkness.
[Seller: Gwess Pitt] [Price: 29, 999, 999, 999 points]
Bartooth – This skill increases power three times more than skills involving pure magic. But be careful: if you miscalculate the strength of the hit, you can accidentally spend more magic and stamina, thus draining yourself.
[Do you want to buy the Dark Energy (Heroic) skill book?]
You can always exchange your purchased item or make a refund.
I was surprised at first that there was so little characterization, but it all fell into place once I saw the demand for this item.
“I can always make up for the lack of magic with endurance.”
For me, the note from one of the buyers was no disadvantage; I could always restore my stamina and magic numbers with a vampire ball and a hemolysis sword.
“I’ll take it!” I thought, and chose yes.
[Do you want to read the heroic book Dark Energy?]
As usual, after purchasing, I immediately tried to learn the skill, but…
[You can’t read the heroic book Dark Energy]
The familiar phrase came up.
[Unique heroic book Breath of Thunder and Lightning absorbed heroic book Dark Energy]
[You have improved the active skill Breath of Thunder and Lightning]
“Which is to be expected.
After reclassifying Breath of Thunder to a uniquely rare skill, it began to actively absorb various skills and items. Even though Dark Energy is kind of a darkness skill, it is still an electrical skill. Which means it is subject to absorption.
“I hope the characteristics of the skill have changed…,” I opened the detailed characteristics with the hope of making sure.
[Breath of Thunder and Lightning (unique-heroic)
Active ability: allows you to attack the enemy with dark energy, forms a protective barrier of dark energy, increases all characteristics, hits the enemy accurately and paralyzes them, can be improved with items and skills.
I was able to improve Breath of Thunder and Lightning as I had originally planned. I was also pleased with the fact that there is a new protective barrier. Oh, this skill is good for warrior class players and in general for those who often fight monsters at close range. As of now, I could use the electric barrier at any time.
“Well, now to the dungeon!”
I wanted to try out the skills I’d just acquired in combat as soon as possible.
The scaly bats with sharp teeth flocked from all sides and attacked me. I’d activated the Breath of Thunder and Lightning shield beforehand to keep the creatures at bay. Those who dared to fly closer were killed on the spot.
“Ugh, good going!”
To my surprise, the Breath of Thunder and Lightning and the vampire orb worked well together. The magic and stamina that I was consuming through the electric Breath Shield could easily be restored with the vampire ball. If I had used the dark energy shield, my stamina and magic consumption was much higher than it is now.
“I certainly didn’t miscalculate, spending almost all my points on my new skills.
I had just over three billion points left in my account. But I wasn’t worried about that at all, because with the new skills I could recover them quickly enough. That’s why I devoted the whole day to hunting.
[Incredible Achievement (Heroic)
You killed 5,000 scaly bats of various levels by yourself
Reward: Rank [Scaled Bat Killer (Legendary)]
“I’m so tired…!”
After one day I managed to get the rank of “assassin.” And all credit to enhanced skills.
“Now I can get some rest.”
Despite the fact that my magic and endurance stats were normal, I felt exhausted. After leaving the dungeon, I headed straight to my newly opened store to replenish my supplies.
– Sis, you haven’t left yet? – I asked Hyun-ji surprisingly as I entered the store.
It’s late, the doors are officially closed, but Choi Hyun Gi was still guarding the empty store.
– Been out hunting?
– You did a good job. I cleaned up the warehouse a bit, put everything in its place, you can take a look.
– Thank you very much.
I went to the warehouse, got what I needed, and then hurried back out.
– Let’s just go home now!
Choi Hyun-ji shook her head and pointed her finger toward a chair.
– Sit down for a while. I have something to tell you.
– Is that why you waited for me?
Her sister only nodded her head.
– What did you want to talk about? – I asked her incredulously.
Despite the fact that all these preparations for the opening of the store was strange in itself, almost no one asked questions. But my sister had a strong character, she did not wait for me to tell everything myself and decided to find out everything first.
– It’s about the time everyone thought you were dead,” Hyun-ji said in a cold tone.