Episode 185: How to Train Your Dragon (1)
After a while. Jaehyun and the two returned safely to the auction house.
Chae Ji-yoon and Draupnir had already disappeared.
The gate that vomited them out was eventually completely closed.
At least the risk of people dying from the dungeon break is gone.
Jaehyun immediately went down the podium and began to examine the condition of the people.
Balak, standing behind him, asked in an impatient voice.
“People, are you okay?”
“No problem. out of coma but… … My stamina has definitely gone down. If you leave it like this, you will die.”
At Jaehyun’s words, the two people’s expressions darkened.
Camilla groped and shouted.
“Hey, if it’s a heel, you can use it! It’s just basic, but… … .”
“no. Leave it to me now.”
Jaehyun shook his head firmly.
Camilla tilted her head.
“What are you talking about? If we treat together, we can save more people. Working together now… … .”
Jaehyun didn’t answer and raised his body magic.
A calming green effect floats around and creates a calm wave.
―Activate the active skill 《Sacrifice》.
The unique skill copied from Yoo Sung-eun shines and spreads to everyone around him.
The energy of the budding life.
This restored the tired people at once and raised their stamina.
“How could this… … !”
Camilla was freaked out.
Balak was also surprised, but not as much as she was.
Camilla bit her lip and looked at Jaehyun as he healed people.
‘Min Jaehyun. That guy is a battle mage. A genius in both magic and swordsmanship.
But apart from that, offensive mages can’t use healing magic like that. No one has ever done that before!’
But, what the hell is that look?
In the bloody battle with Fafnir a while ago, Jaehyun showed off his swordsmanship and magic skills, both exceeding S-rank.
You can even use healing magic here?
“Sacrifice… … That’s Yoo Seong-eun’s unique skill.”
“Do you know the teacher?”
Jaehyun, who finished the treatment, said with a small smile.
Camilla replied with clenched fists.
“of course. Because he’s the best healer in the world. Did you even copy her skills?
What are your abilities?”
“I should have said it earlier. Ask me nothing.”
At Jaehyun’s words, Camilla kept her mouth shut.
A little while ago, Jaehyun asked Balak and Camilla to use subjugation to keep quiet about his identity.
The detailed conditions were as follows.
1. Under no circumstances should it be revealed that Jaehyun is the black robe and the one who attacked the great ruins.
2. Do not ask Jaehyun anything related to the incident.
It was an unreasonable condition.
Don’t ask anything, don’t reveal your identity.
However, the two had no choice but to agree to Jaehyun’s proposal.
It was because they were too tired from the battle, and even if they ran together, they didn’t have the confidence to deal with Jaehyun.
I knew this for sure during the battle with Fafnir.
Reproduction is strong.
‘To the extent that we can’t deal with it now.’
Camilla narrowed her eyes as she looked at Jaehyun.
What are the limits of that boy?
To have risen to the present position while encompassing both martial arts and magic worlds.
The story about him being evaluated by the public did not cover half of his skills.
“hey. Are you awake?”
Jaehyun grabbed Lee Moonhwan by the shoulder and shook him.
The representative of Plex and the person in charge of the auction.
He had something to hear.
“Ugh… … you are… … who… … What happened… … .”
“Calm down. It’s fine now.”
Jaehyun reassured him.
“I know it’s hard, but I’ll ask. Didn’t a pale-skinned young woman come to you some time ago?”
“ah… … Then, obviously… … .”
At Jaehyun’s words, Moonhwan Lee continued to speak sparsely.
“sorry… … After the woman appeared, she lost her mind, so I don’t know the details… … .
ah. However, I do remember one thing. when he met her. She attacked me with tentacles protruding from her body.”
The moment he heard those words, Jaehyun’s expression hardened.
okay. That’s how it happened.
Jaehyun was finally able to guess Chae Jiyoon’s true identity.
‘At the time the outdoor camp incident occurred, I heard from the headquarters’ radar that was investigating the incident. The dead instructors were said to have been attacked by ‘purple tentacles.’
There is a high probability that the being with it played a leading role in the outdoor training camp.
Jaehyun made that conclusion at the time.
I definitely found out about this.
‘Chae Ji-yoon. She helped Heimdall to set up an outdoor camp. That’s why the Third Eye didn’t stand out when the other circles were active.’
“Sorry for not being of much help.”
Lee Mun-hwan said that while wiping his sweat. Jaehyun shook his head.
“no. That’s enough. thank you.”
After giving a proper greeting, Jaehyun got up from his seat.
at that time. Moonhwan Lee called him over and said in an urgent tone.
“I… … Were you the one who saved me?”
Jaehyun tried to deny it moderately, but Balak, who was standing next to him, spoke first.
“okay. That guy saved everyone here.”
“you are… … The fall of the European Union?”
Moonhwan Lee muttered in shock.
He asked Jaehyun if he had saved him, but it was because he judged that the odds were slim.
There were quite a few level radars here.
The same goes for Balak and Camilla in front.
If so, there was a high probability that it was the Raider who naturally saved him.
but… … .
‘No matter how you look at it, that child is still young.’
At that moment, the faces of the boy and Jae-hyun from an article overlapped in Lee Mun-hwan’s mind.
“Maybe I… … Are you Jaehyun Min? Why is it on the news these days… … .”
Jaehyun glared at Balak for a moment, realizing that something bothering him had happened.
However, Balak only shrugged his shoulders as if he had done the obvious thing.
Jaehyun lets out a sigh.
Suddenly, Moonhwan Lee lowered his head to Jaehyun and said.
“Thank you for saving me and my clients. I want to make an example.”
Jaehyun’s ears perked up.
* * *
next day. Germany with the buildings of the European Union.
Balak, who was sitting in the meeting room there, opened his mouth, which had been hardened, and let go.
“From now on, we will completely ban the pursuit of the ‘Man of the Robe’.”
Balak’s declaration was truly shocking.
It has been only a few months since the ruins were robbed.
However, the head of the coalition should completely ban the search for thieves?
It was a decision that could not be easily understood no matter how you think about it.
“that! What are you talking about all of a sudden?! So you’re saying let’s just pass on the grand ruins? The world will look down on us!”
An older man slammed the table and shouted. He was a staff member of the European Union.
However, it didn’t mean much.
He was not an Awoken, and had no great powers aside from his contribution to founding the Confederacy.
This meant that he had no say over Ballack or Camilla.
“I, the representative, made the decision. Need another reason?”
“Of course! Give me a good reason!”
“you’re right. Why did you suddenly make that decision?”
The heads of other coalitions also said the same in a fit of rage.
After thinking for a moment, Ballack tried to speak, but Camilla struck first.
“Even if we both attack, we can’t stop it.”
“… … what?”
“I’m not sure if the Coalition could win if all of them attacked. Put simply… …
If you don’t want to be annihilated, you’d better give up his pursuit.”
* * *
next day. The hotel room where Jaehyun is staying.
With the sound of the doorbell, Jaehyun left with a smile on his lips.
It was none other than the courier that I had been waiting for.
‘Still, there’s something worthwhile about beating the dragon.’
Jaehyun smiled and took the package he received and went inside.
He briefly recalled the story of Lee Moon-hwan’s case yesterday.
[It’s too cheap to call it the price of life, but… … Items that were sold at auction. We will pay the winning bid for the 《Stone of Transcendence》 on our behalf.
Other than that, if you need anything else, please let me know anytime. I will help both physically and mentally.]
Thanks to this, Jaehyun saved more than 10 billion won that he used to bid for the transcendence stone.
Do you think it’s cheap for saving lives, or did you think it’s worth the investment?
Whatever it was, it would have been a difficult choice.
‘It’s not a decision that someone who ran a hole-in-the-wall store would make.’
Jaehyun thought so and quickly opened the package.
Inside was a red stone that emitted a brilliant light.
Name: Transcendence Stone
A jewel that removes the penalty of the Ring of Transcendence.
Jaehyun immediately put the stone on the ring of transcendence. Along with the status message, the information of the upgraded transcendence ring came to mind.
Name: Ring of Transcendence
A ring that instantly amplifies mana and increases the power of magic.
1. Acquire the active skill 《Overdrive》.
Amplifies magical power to increase skill power by 1.5x for 5 minutes.
* With the installation of the 《Transcendence Stone》, the magic ban disappeared.
The overdrive penalty was removed by equipping the transcendence stone.
A penalty that puts you in a forbidden state where you cannot use magic for 5 minutes when used.
This became a factor that prevented overdrive from being used at the critical moment of reproduction.
“But not now. Now the width of the battle will be wider.”
Jaehyun nodded his head in satisfaction.
However, his expression became subtle again.
It was because I had other concerns.
“Now, this guy is next… … .”
Jaehyun scratched his head and looked at the egg he took out of his inventory.
A hatching dragon egg.
This was one of Jaehyun’s biggest worries recently.
“I can’t hold it like Edison… … How the hell do you hatch this… … .”
The system I heard then.
―The conditions for hatching of <<Embryonic Dragon Egg>> will be updated.
Jaehyun tilted his head and looked at Al.
An updated status window pops up shortly thereafter.
―The egg hatching condition is to absorb magic stones.
“A magic stone?”
Jaehyun thought for a moment.
This was the core embedded in the beast’s body.
Because it contains the magical power of a demon beast, it is currently used for various purposes all over the world.
Right now, magic stones play the same role as electricity in the world.
Jaehyun thought about it for a moment, then nodded.
“okay. After all, it would be better to spend money now. It’s not like I don’t have enough money to save.”
Jaehyun grinned and turned on the hotel computer. The page he accessed is a site that sells magic stones.
It was a company specializing in corpses that had partnerships with various small and medium-sized guilds.
By the way, the person who runs this company is Kim Yoo-jung’s parents.
Jaehyun immediately looked at the site and turned on his smartphone.
And immediately called somewhere.
“Uncle, it is me. Jaehyun Min.”
[Oh oh! Jaehyun, what are you doing? Even if Yu-Jung bullies her again… … .]
“No, no, I have a favor to ask of you.”
It was Kim Yoo-jung’s father who answered the phone.
It was after Jaehyun cut off his lengthy story appropriately.
“I want to buy some magic stones. Can you get all of them above grade A? As soon as possible.”
[…] … everything? But then it would be at least billions?]
“are you okay. Because I have a lot of money.”
Jaehyun raised his eyebrows as he said that.
* * *
Jaehyun smiled as he looked at the box of magic stones delivered with bullets through the portal.
I asked for it to be attached quickly, but as expected, this person with excellent business skills. The courier had just arrived.
When Jaehyun tried to open it. Suddenly there was a knock on the hotel door.
“hey! Jaehyun Min! Is it true that I suddenly collected all the magic stones from my parents?!”
“also. I knew you would come.”
I sighed and looked through the door for a moment.
Kim Yoo-jung’s voice. Apparently, her father told her that she had purchased a magic stone.
‘It’s noisy, it looks like the other kids are there too.’
Jaehyun scratched his head and stepped out the door.
He obediently opened the door and let the party inside.
It was because if I didn’t open it anyway, it was obvious that he would continue to bother me.
Jaehyun said without even looking at the party who confidently entered the room.
“Well, it’s true that I bought it, but… … Isn’t it coming too suddenly?”
“I came right after hearing what Dad said, right? You don’t have to listen to what it is.”
“okay. Jaehyun, we are also curious. Aren’t magic stones usually bought by people who make magic tools? why you… … .”
Ahn Ho-yeon was also so adamant.
Seo Eana in the back is also tilting her head.
Apparently, the other members didn’t come because they didn’t have time.
In particular, the two current students are in the middle of taking another special class, so they are distracted for a while.
After thinking about it for a while, Jaehyun took out an egg from his inventory and put it down.
The eyes of the two widened at the dragon egg on the table.
“I picked this up.”
Jaehyun pours all the magic stones from the box that he got through luck like that into the eggs.
Jiing… … !
The egg emitted light and began to swallow nearby magic stones in an instant.
“… … What the hell is this all about, the magic stone at once like this… … .”
Those were Seoina’s words.
“I don’t know either. So I’m going to try it.”
After Jaehyun said that, he raised an eyebrow.
It’s a dragon’s egg.
‘If someone worth using here comes out, it will be of great help.’
Thinking so, Jaehyun overturned the rest of the boxes one after another.
He continued to absorb the magic crystal into the egg.
Gying! Giing… … !
Al continued to devour the magical power of the magic stone.
System messages also continue uninterrupted.
―The egg absorbs A-class magic stones.
―The hatching rate increases.
―The egg absorbs S-class magic stones.
―The hatching rate increases.
Jaehyun nodded his head in satisfaction.
And finally. When you poured all the way to the last box.
The egg started shaking.
Looking at the dragon egg that started cracking, Jaehyun gulped down his saliva.
‘I’m looking forward to seeing what comes out.’
Jaehyun smiled as he watched the dragon egg slowly begin to crack.