Episode 109: The Negative Hand (2)
―Use the active skill 《Search》.
―I found the traces of the moonlight fireflies.
―Guide users to the target ‘Moonlight Firefly’.
“good. I think I found it.”
“oh! Are you already?”
At Kwon So-yul’s words, Kim Yoo-jung responded with a happy voice.
Lee Jae-sang was startled and put his index finger on his lips.
“Shh, Joe, be quiet or the moonlight fireflies might run away… … .”
“Ah, yes. sorry.”
After Kim Yoo-jung apologized, she moved behind Kwon So-yul.
Jaehyun rolled his eyes here and there in search of moonlight fireflies.
Moving deeper for about 20 minutes, a place where the surroundings could not be distinguished came out.
Jaehyun asked, tilting his head.
“what? I don’t think this is the road we came from before.”
“I know. It’s strange, and it seems like something spooky.”
Kim Yoo-jung hit the ball.
Lee Jae-sang, who was ahead of him, also swallowed.
Even so, it seemed unexpected that the surrounding scenery would change all of a sudden.
Jaehyun calmly grasped the current situation.
“Somehow, something is wrong here… … .”
the moment I was about to speak.
Along with the magical response, dozens of glowing fireflies popped out from the lake valley covered in water mist.
Lee Jae-sang opened his eyes wide and said.
“By the way, that’s a moonlight firefly!”
“hmm… They are bigger than normal fireflies. A bit harsh.”
Even at first glance, the size of the moonlight firefly was much larger than that of a normal non-masculinized individual. It seemed to be well twenty times.
Kim Yu-jung’s face hardened coldly.
Apparently, he thought he was only coming to catch small fireflies.
‘Well, I’ve hated bugs since I was little.’
Kim Yoo-jung hated bugs from the past.
In particular, cicadas and mantises were the flagship type as soon as they saw them.
Jaehyun was also not very fond of bugs. Of course, the tastes of people like Lee Jae-sang should be respected, but… … .
‘There are so many cute things in the world, why bugs?’
That was Jaehyun’s idea.
Lee Jae-sang, holding his breath as if excited, is delighted in a small voice.
Kwon So-yul had no reaction.
Jaehyun cautiously approached the firefly.
Giing… … !
The fireflies flap their wings vigorously.
Jaehyun swallowed his saliva.
‘As expected, they move faster than normal fireflies, probably because they’re magical beasts.’
Take out a bug collecting container from your inventory and pour your magic toward flying insects.
―Activate the active skill «Gravity».
«Gravity» is a skill that allows you to freely manipulate gravity.
It’s a C-class, so it’s not a high grade, but it’s enough to catch bugs.
Along with the swirling sound of magic power, the moonlight firefly’s wings began to gradually slow down.
Of course, mercy was placed in the hands.
It’s because if you put too much mana on it, all the bugs could burst out.
Lee Jae-sang said that no matter what happened, it was not enough.
It seemed that the moonlight fireflies had consumed a lot of mana.
“I don’t think I can do this with just one skill?”
At Kim Yoo-jung’s words, Kwon So-yul also nodded.
“You hold up to the insect theme better than I thought. Jaehyun, can you control your magic more?”
“… no. no more here I don’t have enough skill to do it more delicately.”
Jaehyun thought for a moment.
If you leave it like this, you might miss all the moonlight fireflies.
For reference, the price of one moonlight firefly is close to 10 million won. At first glance, the number is almost thirty.
If he caught it, he would probably have a large amount left over even if he gave 30 million won to Kwon So-yul.
‘The chancellor should also give some to his brother. I should give Kim Yoo-jung just enough to use.’
After organizing my thoughts, I used my magic again. This time it was a more cautious move.
After emitting mana in the form of thread, Jaehyun connected the points where the thread touched in the form of lines and planes.
Soon, a small rectangular space was formed, and a magical room was created to confine the fireflies.
“What, what?! This?”
When Kwon So-yul sighed softly, Jae-hyun replied indifferently.
“I’ve been practicing in advance because I thought something like this might happen.”
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“Mana Room… You just randomly created a mana room. you?”
Jaehyun calmly nodded his head at Kwon Soyul’s surprised face.
Kim Yoo-jung and Lee Jae-sang were not too surprised because they had already appreciated the skill of reenactment before leaving.
However, Kwon So-yul was different.
‘Mana Room… Nonsense!’
What Jaehyun had just created was a mana room.
One of the actual facilities at Miles Academy, it was a kind of chemical and biochemical facility created to adapt to mana poisoning.
But you make it? Randomly?
“what are you doing? Catch them all.”
At Jaehyun’s words, Kim Yoo-jung sighed, and Kwon So-yul only then moved.
Lee Jae-sang was already putting the moonlight fireflies blocked by the wall into the collecting bin.
Kwon So-yul shook his head.
‘I’m not sure what happened… Jaehyun Min. Also great. that offer. Should I accept it?’
The moment you reach out for a firefly floating in the air with a dazed face.
Unexpectedly, Jaehyun’s voice was heard.
“Oh, wait a minute. If you hold it with your bare hands, it smells… it would be boring It’s already too late.”
“… under. You should have told me sooner.”
Kwon So-yul shook his head at the stench of the unknown slime on his hands.
After a while.
Jaehyun, who caught all the bugs, said with a satisfied face.
“Then shall we go back?”
* * *
It didn’t take long to make moonlight firefly powder.
As soon as Lee Jae-sang returned, he locked himself in the lab with a face like a mad scientist in the movie. Thanks to this, it took two days to complete.
It was really super fast.
The five people gathered at the magic engineering building again.
Jaehyun and Kim Yoojung were preparing potions while swallowing saliva.
However, the two people who came to observe. Ahn Ho-yeon and Seo E-na’s complexion was not very good.
This is because the substance that the two of them synthesized (?) had a purple color that people could not possibly swallow.
Of course, Jaehyun’s color was slightly brighter. However, it was only a difference in severity, and both of them had the worst cooking skills.
Ahn Ho-yeon, who was watching from the side, said with a serious expression.
“You guys should never date or get married. please.”
“What kind of bullshit is that all of a sudden?”
Jaehyun and Kim Yoojung raised their heads almost simultaneously and answered.
Ahn Ho-yeon shook his head and said.
“If you both get married, you won’t cook like that. What’s wrong with children?”
“… i think so too.”
Even Seo Ina nodded with a pale face.
The two looked slightly hurt, but soon focused on preparing the potion again.
“Hey, I think you should put it in now.”
With the sound of words, as if he had waited, he poured in some of the powder given to him by Lee Jae-sang.
Only a very small amount of about a spoonful with a 2g spoon.
But the effect was incomprehensible.
The two solutions, which had been purple, suddenly became transparent the moment the powder entered them.
“… I know. what the hell is this… … .”
Ahn Ho-yeon and Seo In-na looked at solution and Lee Jae-sang alternately as if surprised.
Lee Jae-sang crossed his arms and nodded as if he was satisfied.
“Ji, now, it’s being well refined. Oh, it’s probably more than 70% pure, it’s worth looking forward to.”
As soon as he finished speaking, the potion, which had been holding transparent light, regained its color.
What the two of them are making now is a strawberry scented HP recovery potion.
When the solution turned red, the faces of the two were blissful.
“Look at this! I did it too! I did!”
“and! Chancellor, I think this is really crazy. performance… … .”
After a while. Lee Jae-sang was delighted at the words of the two, but he could only tremble as he clashed his teeth.
‘Jaejae, what Jaehyunie made is 51% refined… Yoojung made 47 percent of it.’
It was a truly shocking feat for something created with the help of moonlight fireflies.
‘Whe, if possible, two people should not make potions… … .’
Lee Jae-sang clenched his fists and pledged to do so.
The two didn’t know that, and they were busy loving each other.
For Jaesang Lee, it was disturbing in many ways.
* * *
a few days later The first day of the midterm exam.
Jae-Hyun and Kim Yoo-Jung took a potion manufacturing test in the same laboratory.
‘Because I worked hard until now… It will work somehow.’
Both of them were quite confident.
It’s true that it’s quite difficult as you have to make an intermediate recovery potion.
However, don’t they have moonlight firefly powder that costs hundreds of thousands of won per spoon?
It was clear that he could easily pass this level of testing.
In fact, Lee Jae-sang also handed over the powder for the first time and said this.
[If this is an item, the refining rate is at least 70%… That’s why, you should be able to make it into the top 5 of the school!]
I didn’t get a good sense of how excellent the refining rate was over 70%, but it was very good if you were in the top 5 of the school.
In the past, Jaehyun had scored four failing marks in this test.
Kim Yoo-jung recorded one more failure, five times.
Of course, even that, Kim Yu-jung passed because she had good grades in other tests, and Jae-hyun was just lucky and somehow managed to do it.
It was only one hand that he had made a proper potion with his skills.
‘If I had to question it, I made potions even during the freshman hunt… … .’
The potion he made at the time was just a low-grade, crude potion. There was a restriction that you couldn’t bring consumption items from outside, so I had no choice but to make it.
Lee Jae-sang was there right now, but there was no reason to make potions on his own.
“Then let’s start the exam.”
The instructor in charge of the exam announced the start.
Jaehyun and Kim Yoojung started preparing potions as they were familiar with them.
Mash the herbs as taught by Lee Jae-sang, and add water and herbs in a 2:1 ratio.
Now, after putting herbs and various ingredients together in a pot and boiling it for a while, obviously… The color should have been transparent.
As expected, the color of the liquid in the two people’s pot was clearly purple.
The two thought almost at the same time.
‘also… Believe me!’
Without hesitation, the two scooped a spoonful of the powder that had been placed on the table beforehand.
Then, the liquid quickly turned transparent and soon regained its color.
Jaehyun and Kim Yoojung’s faces showed strange joy.
On the other hand, the instructor who was watching the scene was frightened and swallowed saliva.
‘Put that precious moonlight firefly into a mere intermediate recovery potion?’
No, I can understand that by conceding a hundred times.
The biggest problem is… … .
‘Two people… The workmanship is so bad!’
The test of accurate potion making test consists of checking the degree of refinement and drinking by the instructor.
The instructor swallowed his saliva.
No matter how much moonlight fireflies were put in… you want to eat that?
I rubbed my eyes, wondering if I had become an instructor for no reason, but all of a sudden.
Jaehyun and Kim Yoojung’s eyes met.
The two looked at each other and thought while wiping their noses.
‘Tch, I made some this time.’
‘That’s what I’m going to say.’
The instructor was flagship.
After a while.
After all the exams were over, Jaehyun and Kim Yoojung’s final grades were 31st and 42nd, respectively.
Lee Jae-sang listened to the results of the two and lowered his head.
On the other hand, Seo In-na ranked first in the freshman school alone without any items. Ahn Ho-yeon also achieved good results in 29th place.
“her… I went through all that hard work to catch fireflies, but I came in 31st and 42nd… … .”
“Bur, how did I catch the worm… … .”
Jaehyun and Kim Yoojung muttered in dismay.
Lee Jae-sang wiggled his hands as if he was sorry.
“Mi, I’m sorry… I thought that with an item like this, even with your skills, you would definitely be in the top 5… Next, at least cut off the unicorn’s horn… … .”
“That’s Okay. brother. thank you.”
Jaehyun sighed and sat down on the sofa.
‘what… Because cooking was the worst from the beginning.’
A test passed anyway.
Jaehyun quickly recovered his mentality. Rather than having regrets, you should prepare for the following.
Kim Yoo-jung also seemed to have come to her senses again.
The party gathered at the hideout.
It was because two days from now, there will finally be a practical test on dungeon strategy.
A chance to make a name for yourself across the country.
Jaehyun was thinking of solidifying his position here.
However, this was not the end of Jaehyun’s plan.
‘In this midterm exam, Gu Jain’s stock price will go down once again.’
Jaehyun had a happy face and looked forward to the expression that Goo Jain would make after playing with his plan.
I thought it would be very worth seeing.