The Dungeon Maker – Chapter 062

<Kaiwan’s Inheritance #2>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

 

Even if it was a simple exploration, it was a lot better than when they were exploring the armory and gold mine.

During that time, they didn’t know where anything was and had to assume the direction, but this time, they had a map.

 

Even though the owner from two generations ago inherited the throne, the gold mine was taken from them by the Crazy Ants. They even had to give up their loving sister’s belongings, so they were probably in an urgent situation.

 

And it meant that the areas after the gold mine room remained as Kaiwan’s.

The map he found in Kaiwan’s journal was more of a blueprint that included her future plans.

However, the areas around the gold mine were probably already built during Kaiwan’s time, so he was still sure that the map was accurate.

After arriving in front of Kaiwan’s office, he waved his finger and displayed the dungeon map and Kaiwan’s map that he drew in the air.

 

Before starting the exploration, he looked back at Catalina.

 

“How are you with using your shadow? Have you gotten used to it?”

 

Catalina hesitated for a moment and answered as her ears weakly dropped.

 

“I haven’t perfected it yet. The more I use it, I feel like there’s more to it…I think I’ll have to use it as an additional attack for now. Um…would you like to see it?”

 

He had no reason to decline, so after taking a few steps back, he nodded his head. Spot quickly caught on, so they grabbed Salami’s tail and pulled them back.

 

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The Dungeon Maker – Chapter 061

<Kaiwan’s Inheritance #1>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

 

There are many types of power.

 

When people mention power, many think about physical strength.

An overwhelming violence that lets one fulfill their desire, even if it’s forced.

 

The law of the jungle was used in the demon world.

That’s why violence alone was enough to go against most powers.

 

But it was only most.

It couldn’t be applied to everything.

 

Physical strength and mana was included in the violence.

Powerful strength.

Supreme mana.

 

In that case, what other power were there?

 

To Embrio, having power meant being able to fulfill whatever you desired.

Imposing your will onto others. And then fulfilling it.

 

Beauty was another amazing power.

There’s a lot of stories of men acting foolishly in order to capture the heart of beautiful women.

 

It’s being able to instigate the other’s desire and make them follow.

It’s being able to accomplish your own desire through beauty.

 

Being intelligent and having the ability to speak well was another power.

They were like sharp fangs and they were more than enough to stab the opponent.

 

Embrio acknowledged it.

Those were definitely powers. But they were low-class powers.

 

They were bound to fall in front of overwhelming violence.

They weren’t worth much when going against violence.

 

It could sound really ignorant and simple-minded. But that was reality. Embrio watched so many strong figures fall because of violence.

 

The power that was in front of them was like that too.

 

Embrio was standing on a destroyed free city. And he was inside a small and cozy house that was located in the center of the city.

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 104

<Trap #1>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

 

“……Excuse me?”

“Is there a reason to pressure you in making those potions? Before you joined, all the members were already above average hunters that received attention wherever they went.”

It meant that there was no reason to make the potions exclusive.

‘Well, someone is overflowing with confidence.’

Even if other hunters increased their stats by using a potion, Kim Yoo-Na was confident that the members would still win.

She was definitely worthy enough to be the clan’s leader.

She was confident that they would rule over even without using those tricks.

And her dignity.

Hyun-Soo felt that Kim Yoo-Na was able to become this confident and have pride  because she didn’t question her skills.

‘I knew it.’

He had a keen eye.

The more he spent time with her, the more he admired her.

The confidence that a strong hunter displayed was really beautiful.

“I see. I guess there was no point in asking.”

“It’s fine. I understand why you would ask. But, I am a bit sad though. Did I do something to make you not trust me?”

“No, it’s not that. You already know all the things that I went through…”

“Oh, right. You did. Right.”

Hyun-Soo was surprised, so he tried to come up with an excuse.

It felt like sweat was rolling down his body.

Hearing a beautiful woman sorrowfully express how sad she was wasn’t good for anyone’s heart.

Hyun-Soo felt like it was his fault.

When he mentioned the past events, Kim Yoo-Na must’ve understood because a small smile appeared on her face.

‘……She’s not doing it on purpose, right?’

Hyun-Soo was confused by how quickly the conversation changed.

“Are you free this afternoon?”

“H-huh? Well, I don’t have any plans.”

“Then, do you want to go to the black market together? As you know from Mr. Herhim’s personality…it’s better to go as soon as possible.”

Hyun-Soo felt a bit disappointed because there were some potions that were incomplete, but he nodded his head.

“Then let’s meet at the entrance in an hour.”

“Okay.”

When Hyun-Soo stood up, Riri, who was playing on his shoulder, slid off so they started flapping their wings.

Kim Yoo-Na’s eyes naturally turned to Riri.

“It’s…Riri, right? When you do something with Riri, please call me too. I think it’ll be good research material.”

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 103

<Awakening #3>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

 

Hyun-Soo quickly checked Interface.

And he found some interesting information regarding the fairy.

The fact that the word, dependent, was written on there.

And there was another thing he realized.

The fairy that hatched from Karazhan’s egg consumes a hunter’s energy.

He wasn’t sure if the fairy only consumed the energy or consumed other things as well, but whenever Hyun-Soo gathered his energy to create a potion, the fairy would approach him and stick out their lips.

Maybe that’s why the fairy looks bigger.

“So feeding you isn’t my top priority right now. That’s a relief.”

He wasn’t sure if that was a good thing though.

But thanks to the fairy, Hyun-soo decided to take a break from making the potions.

Kyuuu…….

The fairy sounded like it was falling asleep as it tossed and turned.

It fell asleep on Hyun-Soo’s shoulder.

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 102

<Awakening #2>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

 

“Hyun-Soo!”

Hyuna’s voice brought Hyun-Soo back to reality.

The ratio to create the potion was pretty complicated, so that’s why he was mentally exhausted.

On top of that, Hyun-Soo was trying something new, so he used up a lot of his energy.

“What?”

“Come over here!”

Since Hyuna was making such a big deal, Hyun-Soo drowsily walked to where she was.

And when he looked at the thing that Hyuna was pointing at, his eyes shot open.

“Look at this. There’s a crack, right?”

Like Hyuna had mentioned, there was a slight crack on the egg that was sitting below the red light.

“You’re right. I think it’s trying to hatch.”

His brain was now completely awake.

Crack-

Crack!

“Did you hear that?”

“I did. I think it’s starting.”

“We can’t help it, right?”

“I think it said we couldn’t.”

He read somewhere that they need to crack the shell on their own.

That we shouldn’t help even if we felt bad.

That would actually affect them in a bad way.

Crack!

Crack! Crack! Crack!

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 101

<Awakening #1>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

 

“I heard you had a good talk. The owner was extremely satisfied. It’s very rare for someone to catch his attention. You’re definitely the Super Rookie.”

“…Please stop with that embarrassing nickname. But, how did you know things worked out well?”

Inside the car on the way back.

Eugene, who was driving, spoke to Hyun-Soo as if he remembered it.

Eugene go inside with him, but he vaguely knew about the things that happened inside.

“He has a pretty nasty personality, so it’s easy to tell. You can tell by the merchants that greet us or the posture of his staff.”

Now that he mentioned it, compared to when they entered, the staff were a lot more courteous when they exited.

“No matter how great the person is, if they’re not up to their standards, then they won’t let them in…the reason why they’re arrogant is because of the owner.”

According to some rumors, world-famous guilds brought items to them and they refused the guild by saying that the items weren’t that great.

But Hyun-Soo was being escorted by A ranked staffs when he was leaving the building.

He wasn’t really comfortable when guards with large builds were following them around, but according to Eugene, that was the best treatment one can receive.

A satisfied smile appeared on Hyun-Soo’s face.

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‘…What’s with the activation rate?’

Hyun-Soo activated Interface to start making the potion since he had a place to sell now, but his eyes widened when an unexpected number was displayed on the screen.

Activation Status : 30%

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 100

<Black Market #3>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

 

Herhim is probably…….

‘The owner of this black market.’

Or has a position that’s equivalent.

It was obvious that the rumors within the black market couldn’t be easily ignored.

‘Did she predict this?’

He couldn’t help but think that because she introduced Hyun-Soo to Herhim for his future.

Herhim looked back and forth between Hyun-Soo and Kim Yoo-Na and smiled.

He nodded his head and mumbled, “It’s nice to be young.”

“Okay, so what’s going on? I’m sure you’re not here to tell me some good news.”

“…I’m not sure what kind of misunderstanding you have, but please stop. The reason I’m here is because I wanted to sell information.”

“Sell information? What kind?”

“I’m sure you already know.”

When Kim Yoo-Na replied, Herhim’s expression changed.

“You’re right, I do. And also the reason why you’re wanting to sell that information to us.”

“Then I’m sure this conversation will end soon. I’ll sell the information and you can pay me by releasing the information to others.”

“That’s doesn’t seem very beneficial to us. What would we gain from it?”

Herhim asked after interlocking his fingers.

The nice, middle-aged man turned into a strict dealer.

It was totally different from when he asked Kim Yoo-Na about her well-being.

A seller and a dealer were the only ones in the room.

“You’ll be the exclusive source.”

“Oh. Does that mean you’ll be releasing all future information regarding the colorful portals through us?”

“That’s right.”

“Hm, that’s not a bad deal.”

“We both win. It’s good for us and you benefit from this, Mr. Herhim.”

When Kim Yoo-Na spoke with a smile, Herhim nodded his head.

“You’re definitely a clever one. You thought about including the black market into all of this. That’s why your grandfather won’t let you go.”

“…I’ll pretend I didn’t hear that.”

“Oh, that was my mistake. I believe we have a deal.”

Kim Yoo-Na took out the documents that was in her bag.

Herhim took the thick contract and looked over the information.

After skimming through it, Herhim displayed a satisfied smile and extended his hand out towards her.

They shook each other’s hands.

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The Dungeon Maker – Chapter 060

<Kaiwan’s Journal #2>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

 

Yong-Ho didn’t rush.

The importance of playing hard to get didn’t just apply to people in romantic relationships.

 

“My name is Chun Yong-Ho and I’m the owner of the House of Mammon. You’ll be working here from now on.”

 

Bugrim didn’t reply immediately to his introduction. Yong-Ho wasn’t skilled at reading another person’s feelings, but even he was able to tell that Bugrim was feeling anxious, so Bugrim sat up.

They hesitated for a moment, but showed respect towards Yong-Ho.

 

It was a better reaction than when they were staying still like a rock, but Yong-Ho wasn’t satisfied.

Eligor approached Yong-Ho and whispered to him.

 

“After they stepped out of the spirit preservation box, they haven’t said a word. It could be that they don’t know how to talk.”

 

The “World-Class Magic” made it possible for them to communicate with each other and Bugrim didn’t have any issues understanding Yong-Ho.

Yong-Ho was going to ask whether he could talk or not, but decided not to.

 

Bugrim’s bearded face looked pretty calm, but his eyes told a different story.

Different emotions were mixed together. Even in his current condition, Bugrim didn’t ask whether his mana can be recovered. There was a possibility that he couldn’t talk.

 

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 099

<Black Market #2>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

 

“Who are they?”

“It’s under construction. Hopefully it gets done soon.”

“What is it?”

‘The airstrip.”

“…They’re really building one?”

“Of course. We don’t lie, my friend.”

He assumed that’s what it was, but after seeing them actually work on the airstrip, Hyun-Soo was dumbfounded.

On top of that, it was huge!

“They’re just making adjustments since they just started, but the airstrip is going to be built not too far from here, so there’s no need to worry.”

Kim Yoo-Na told Hyun-Soo that things were going to quiet down.

Kim Yoo-Na’s face was filled with exhaustion.

It’s because she’s been busy running around and taking care of things.

“I don’t understand why they’re controlling the information. No, I do know, but I don’t understand it. How can they do that?”

“Once you’re crazy over money and power, that’s what you become.”

Eugene answered after hearing her ridiculous comment.

“What’s wrong?”

“Oh, there’s an issue with one of the jobs that Yoo-Na did.”

Eugene quietly told Hyun-Soo that the higher-ups must’ve lost their minds.

“Why are you controlling the information? You shouldn’t be thinking about the benefits. Lives are at stake here. First you threaten us with innocent lives and now you want to control the information? This doesn’t make sense.”

Hyun-Soo felt energy being released from Kim Yoo-Na as she spoke.

Her eyes were burning. And…her fist was actually on fire.

And then she looked at Hyun-Soo for an answer.

You agree too, right?

Hyun-Soo unconsciously nodded.

It wasn’t because he was intimidated by her. At least, that’s what he wanted to think.

“Woah, Yoo-Na. Calm down.”

“…Oh jeez. I guess you’re really upset.”

Kim Yoo-Na cleared her throat when Eugene asked her to calm down.

“It was really upsetting when the information regarding the first colorful portal was revealed.”

But why?

Even though Hyun-Soo was curious, at the same time, he knew why.

‘Those who have money and power are all the same.’

On top of that, they wanted to reveal the information regarding the second portal.

And during that process, Kim Yoo-Na was feeling really upset.

Kim Yoo-Na tried to remain calm, but since she was really upset, it was obvious as to how things went.

“So, what did you do?”

Eugene asked her.

“Nothing. I just left.”

“But, what about the information? It seems like they’re trying to control the hunters as well by the way they’re trying to control the information. They’re the types that feels relieved once they have the control. They work in an office, so what would they know?”

The way Eugene mumbled made it seem like he had a grudge against them.

“I’m going to release the information.”

“How?”

Kim Yoo-Na gave a short answer when Eugene complained about how they would use everything within their power to gain control and would even cheat their way to obtain it.

“The black market.”

“Wow, you’re being serious.”

“If we can’t use the official method, then we have no choice but to use the unofficial method.”

Hyun-Soo questioned his hearing when he heard their conversation.

Black market.

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The Dungeon Maker – Chapter 059

<Kaiwan’s Journal #1>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

 

While Yong-Ho was in the free city, the House of Mammon was going through major reorganization, so the passageways and the facilities changed a lot.

That’s why, while they were walking towards the prison, Eligor was busy explaining the new layout.

 

“This is a single path that has the dungeon’s first defense facility. Since we were so focused on making the length of the winding road longer, we missed the fact that the walls between the passageway became weak. To fix that, we fixed the thickness of the walls between the roads so that an entire room is almost able to fit in.”

 

Since most of the inactivated rooms were completely empty, it’s natural for it to be weak against Wall Break.

After he turned the corner on the newly reorganized passageway, he noticed that the walls between the passageway were stronger than before. As they filled the inactivated rooms, they created strong walls.

 

But that didn’t mean they filled every room. In order to use the same tactics they used before in the activated rooms, they didn’t fill some of inactivated rooms.

Unless the enemy had the ability to see through walls, it would be impossible for them to tell the difference between filled rooms and empty rooms.

 

‘I feel like someone like that will appear later on though.’

 

Magic existed within the demon world. See Through magic would be useful and it probably did exist.

 

But that was something he could think about later. And even if someone did have that magic, it would be difficult for them to break through a wall that was over 100 meters thick.

 

“We’re planning on installing the traps that you purchased from the dungeon shop in the passageway. We also created a guard post in a corner so that those that are on guard duty can rest.” Read More