The Skill Maker – Chapter 018

<First Successful Skill Sale – #2>

 

I wanted to become a hunter in order to earn money, but I can make money through this, there’s really no reason for me to participate in hunts.

‘But, honestly, I’m a bit tempted. It was my dream when I was younger. Maybe I still do want that. I’m not a little boy anymore, but there’s a something in me that wants to hunt like some kind of heroic hunter.’

This was different from money.

He’s only dreamed of obtaining a power like this when he was younger and now that he did have it, there’s no way he wouldn’t be tempted.

He did become a hunter in order to make money, but he remembered how he wanted to become a hunter when he was younger, and that feeling was still there.

That’s why he was tempted by Park Jung-Ho’s offer.

This was also a chance to get revenge on that healer.

But, Hyun-Soo was suspicious as to why Park Jung-Ho mentioned that healer.

‘But, it’s too good of an offer. There’s usually an ulterior motive in situations like this. He sounds like one of those internet companies where they offer you money to sign some sort of agreement.’

By using money as bait, they tell potential customers to use certain products for a certain period of time. Park Jung-Ho seemed like one of those people.

“Your offer sounds great, but what’s the reason for proposing it to me…?”

“It’s simple, really. You just have to give us all the scrolls that you acquire. Of course we’ll compensate you for them.”

“…There might come a time where I won’t be able to provide a scroll.”

“Of course. We’re not forcing you to obtain one. Just when you do obtain one! We ask that you sell it to us.”

He says it’s okay, but he looked like one of those lords that robbed people through taxes.

‘This doesn’t feel right.’

Well, it is odd for an official group to want to genuinely recruit Hyun-Soo.

He didn’t have any amazing and was merely a carrier.

That’s probably he was saying great things about his group…

‘Their goal is obtaining the scrolls.’

It was obvious.

He wasn’t exactly evil, but it wasn’t like he had good intentions either.

He was probably observing Hyun-Soo’s reaction.

“Thank you for the offer, but I’m not good enough to join an official group. Thank you though.”

“I’m not saying this because I’m part of it, but it’s a really great group.”

“I understand. Maybe in the future.”

When Hyun-Soo declined his offer, Park Jung-Ho had a disappointed look.

‘I’m sure he’s disappointed about not getting the scrolls.’

It was obvious.

It’d be a different story if the scroll was fake, but after checking its authenticity manually, he probably wanted to recruit him even more.

He knew that forcefully making Hyun-Soo join the group would backfire since he already declined his offer.

Park Jung-Ho thought Hyun-Soo had some sort of skill that he was hiding, but he decided to just let him go despite of his disappointment.

“That’s too bad. I hope we do meet again very soon.”

“Ha ha……. Yeah.”

“If you happen to have another scroll you want to sell, please let me know right away.”

“Ha ha ha……. Got it.”

Hyun-Soo was surprised by how persistent he was regarding the scrolls.

‘It’s like life or death for him.’

Despite of the fact that he’s given up on recruiting Hyun-Soo, Park Jung-Ho stared at him.

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 017

<First Successful Skill Sale  – #1>

 

Was this the skill of a C rank attacker?

The strength of his skill couldn’t be compared to the skills he saw during the previous hunt.

Even though Hyun-Soo was behind him, the wind made his hair fly in different directions.

It was a white room that didn’t have anything in it.

However, if this skill was used in an ordinary room, the rough wind that Park Jung-Ho used would’ve broken and torn the entire room.

It definitely would’ve created a mess.

‘It would’ve been nice if I could use a skill like that.’

Hyun-Soo wet his lips.

The grass is greener on the other side of the fence.

‘But, I had something those hunters didn’t.’

It was because he had the Skill Creation skill.

Whether I really had the scroll and if I did, he acted as if he really wanted to obtain it.

He offered to pay twenty million won like it was nothing, but it was a large sum for Hyun-Soo.

‘It’s too bad, but…no, honestly, I didn’t feel as envious and sensitive about it as before.’

Hyun-Soo looked at the unique potential his power had.

He saw it.

He was currently experiencing his potential first-hand.

Roar! Boom!

Booooom!

“Wind Blast!”

Park Jung-Ho continued using his skill.

The wind blew within the large training room.

As the wind bumped into the wall, it shattered into pieces. But, like Park Jung-Ho said, it wasn’t dangerous at all.

‘It’s refreshing.’

It was nice to watch thanks to the cool wind that blew within the room.

If Park Jung-Ho used a water or fire skill, he probably would’ve been dying because of the heat or would’ve felt frustrated because of the humidity.

“I’m almost done.”

He noticed the effectiveness of Park Jung-Ho’s skill weakening.

Moments later, Park Jung-Ho was seen sweating a lot.

If he was sweating despite of the harsh wind, that meant his stamina was decreasing.

‘How stubborn.’

He then stopped using his skill and started doing push-ups.

After exercising with whatever strength he had left, Park Jung-Ho fell to the floor and at the same time, took out a stopwatch and started timing.

“Are you timing it?”

“Yeah, it’s best to know your limits. You’ll know how much strength you can use before you completely lose your energy and how long it takes for you to recover that energy. You have to observe it objectively so that you don’t participate in hunts you can’t handle. Your body is your everything, so you should at least know that much.”

“I see…….”

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 016

Note : Hello everyone!
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~ Jenn-Chan


 

<Golden Thread – #2>

 

There are scrolls that contain a recovery skill, but those were active skills.

Meaning, one can’t use it if they’re not a healer.

Other classes may be able to familiarize it, but being able to activate it was a different story.

It’s hard to make it as effective as a healer.

If one wasn’t part of the healer class, then scrolls with recovery skills were a waste.

Despite of that, there were hunters that offered a lot because they wanted to obtain the skill so that they can be prepared for the worst.

But, obtaining a skill that automatically increases the recovery rate without using a skill?

‘I’ll be able to make a lot of money.’

The problem was that Hyun-Soo was used to it, but the other hunters didn’t know of this.

But there’s was a post on Hunter Net regarding a rare scroll.

I wouldn’t be able to believe it if I were in their shoes.

The nasty comments were proof.

Even the person that came out to buy it first asked if it was a joke.

“Your brought the money, right?”

‘They wouldn’t just run after getting it, right?’

The buyer nodded at Hyun-Soo’s question.

“I’ll give you half first and give you the rest after checking the item.”

They were indirectly asking to show the item.

Hyun-Soo agreed to their terms.

After giving them his account number, a message saying that 10 million won was deposited popped up.

It was exactly half of 20 million won.

“I received the deposit.”

“Should we go somewhere where there aren’t a lot of people?”

They were currently standing in an open roadside. Since the station was right next to it, there were a lot of people.

The male was very impatient.

However, exchanging a scroll in an open area could be pretty dangerous, so after Hyun-Soo confirmed the deposit, the buyer suggested they move elsewhere.

It was because there could be other hunters that could recognize the scroll.

Hyun-Soo agreed.

Hyun-Soo didn’t have a scroll since he just transferred it.

What he brought was a piece paper that looked like a scroll.

‘Who cares if it isn’t a scroll? You still obtain a skill, so it’s the same thing.’

If the buyer knew, he would probably say that he was a fraud, but Hyun-Soo was confident.

“Then, let’s go to the training center. I reserved a room, so I think it would be best to go there.”

The location the buyer mentioned wasn’t that far from the station.

Moments later.

‘This…is a gym?’

Hyun-soo’s eyes widened after seeing the tall building.

The gym.

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 015

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<Gold Thread – #1>

 

If transferring a skill really was possible, then he could definitely use it to his advantage.

If skills can be transferred to an ordinary person, then it’s possible for him to transfer it to a hunter.

It was easier said than done.

He could use this to earn money.

Scrolls were sometimes found in high-leveled portals, but instead of using parchment paper, he could set a system where hunters can acquire the same power.

 

He wasn’t sure why scrolls were often found in portals, but many scholars assumed that when the monsters that ruled the portals either died or was killed, their powers are compressed and are transformed into scrolls.

Meaning, the scrolls contain the same power that the monsters used.

However, since there are varieties of skills that are contained in the scrolls, they couldn’t find proof of its origin so it has always remained a mysterious.

For those that lack in skills, finding a scroll is like winning the lottery.

Skill levels are increased the more they’re used, but there are people that are either too weak to use the skills or their skills are useless.

The latter usually applied to the hybrid class.

Even if one had a powerful skill, it was better to have many useful skills since being a hunter was a dangerous job.

 

Usually, skills that increased an attacker’s attack speed or increasing the casting skill of a magic user…

On top of that, when comparing a hunter that has one skill to another that had two skills, the hunter with two has a better chance at attacking efficiently.

They’ll gain experience and know how to handle certain situations, but there are those that recruit people just so they can have more power.

That’s why, depending on the power and category of the scroll, the difference in cost can vary greatly. The rarity of the scroll can change its value as well.

For that reason, Hyun-Soo thought of the Skill Maker and the Skill Transfer skills were valuable. Depending on the skills that are made, there could be endless possibilities.

Like the Low Level Health Recover y skill, if it was part of the healing category and had assist effects, then he would be able to earn a lot of money from it.

But, in order to do that, the recovery percentage had to be higher.

It was impossible for him to participate in a hunt, so he had to use the time he had.

It wouldn’t hurt to try.

 

Hyun-Soo believed that this method would have potential.

The more he increased the creation and transfer ranks, the better chance he had.

‘I sort of have an idea of what I need to do in order to create a skill…’

One the requirements that Hyun-Soo figured out was ‘repetitive actions.’

When he earned the Bead Threading and Fast Calculation skill, he was constantly threading the beads and constantly calculating.

Yesterday, as he was continuously massing his mother, strangely enough, the skill was created.

But, it seemed like something else was required within that repetitive act.

‘This is a bit vague…’

In order to obtain an offensive skill, he went to a mountain and continuously sliced a tree with a knife. But seeing as how he didn’t obtain one, it meant that doing the same act over and over wasn’t the only thing he needed to do.

While doing the same thing over and over, there was something else that needed to fulfill while doing so. That was something he hasn’t figured out yet.

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 014

Note: Hello everyone~

Just wanted to let you guys know that the Patreon page for The Skill Maker is almost done and I’m just making a few adjustments.

I’ll provide another update in the next chapter!

~ Jen-Chan

 


 

<A Step Back, But – #2>

 

He hoped that by being a hunter, his mother would recover a bit, but in his current state, he could only wish for it.

‘She fell asleep.’

Thankfully, due to his effort and wish, his mother fell asleep with a more relaxed expression.

That also meant that her body weary and exhausted, making him feel uneasy.

 

As soon as he told himself that he would get a job no matter what,

– Ring!

 

“The skill, Low Level Health Recovery [F] has been created.”

 

“…..?”

– Ring!

 

“You have exceeded the maximum number of Skill Slots.”

“Number of Skill Slots: 5”

“Will you delete your previous skill and acquire the new one?”

“Skills Available for Deletion: Bead Threading [F] / Fast Calculation [F] / Mighty Throw [F].”

 

Hyun-Soo doubted his eyes.

It’s because it wasn’t possible for a skill to be made right now.

 

‘What the…?’

He had his doubts, but without realizing it, his finger was already pressing the “Yes” button that was displayed on the semi-transparent screen.

After, the list of skills appeared again and Hyun-Soo chose the Bead Threading skill.

 

“Bead Threading [F] skill will be deleted.”

“You have acquired the Low Level Health Recovery [F] skill.”

 

Hyun-Soo quickly pulled the interface window.

Semi-transparent screens appeared before him.

Among the skills that he had, he checked the skill that he just acquired.

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 013

<A Step Back, But – #1>

 

“…”
He screamed at first due to being excited about receiving a reply, but now, he was at a loss for word.
That healer was the one that caused trouble, not him.
The leader, attackers and the other carriers knew.
He wasn’t sure how the rumor started spreading like, but in less than 24 hours, a total stranger told him that he should know his place.
Since the healer class had the least amount of people, they built their own network. When a healer has issues with another class they always side with the people that have the same class as them.
However, since Hyun-Soo was new to this world, he failed to notice it.
It would’ve been great if it was specified somewhere, but seeing as how people know of these things through word of mouth, it was impossible for Hyun-Soo to know since he didn’t have any connections.
On top of that, he was at a disadvantage since everyone was always siding with the healers.
It was hard to replace a healer with another class, so they didn’t have a choice but to side with them.
It would’ve been a different story if someone died, but this was reality.
The healer himself misunderstood the situation, which made him spread rumors to other healers and those healers told other hunters around them.

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 012

Note: Sorry for the wait everyone!
Here’s the next chapter. ^^


<My Older Brother is a Hunter #2>

 

Tears started dropping.

Hyuna lunged into Hyun-Soo’s arms while tears rolled down her face.

“That’s great. Congratulations Hyun-Soo! It’s really awesome!”

Hyun-Soo patted her head while she was still in his arms.

“Seeing you cry in my arms makes me think you’re still a baby.”

Hyuna was always calm and never expressed her feeling because she thought it would burden other people. Seeing her cry like this in his arms surprised him.

The siblings hugged each other for a long time.

It took some time for Hyuna to calm down.

It was obvious that she had been contemplating about different things.

As she talked to Hyun-Soo, her emotions became stronger and that’s probably how Hyun-Soo became a hunter.

As Hyun-Soo joked around about how a big girl like her was crying, Hyuna playfully frowned at him.

When he asked what was so good about him being a hunter, Hyuna replied with a smile by saying that he fulfilled his dream.

“…Hyun-Soo, does that mean you don’t have to do part-time jobs anymore?”

“Yeah, I told you, I’m a hunter now.”

“He he…that’s a relief. It’s great.”

As soon as Hyun-Soo told her that he became a hunter, Hyuna kept on saying how great it was and smiled.

Hyuna knew that when Hyun-Soo took the proficiency test, he was placed in the superior group.

She stayed within Hyun-Soo’s arms for a long time and made small comments.

It was mostly about the hunter.

The word ‘hunter’ became taboo within the family, but now that Hyun-Soo became one, it didn’t matter anymore.

For Hyuna, when she took the first proficiency test, she didn’t get accepted because she didn’t have the talent, so she didn’t know anything about the hunter.

As he answered all the questions that she had, it was time for them to sleep.

While they were talking, Hyuna’s eyes were almost completely closed.

Since she was emotionally and physically exhausted, Hyun-Soo thought it would be best for her to sleep so he told her to go to bed.

The house became quiet as soon as Hyuna left to go to sleep.

‘I feel somewhat proud…’

Even though he wasn’t part of a major class, the fact that his family member was genuinely happy for him made him even happier.

The unfairness that he felt for being a subordinate slowly faded away.

A smile appeared on his face as soon as he thought about Hyuna’s happy expression.

His caring younger sister was happier about him fulfilling his dream rather than it helping them improve their living condition.

It was a minor change, but this change made him really happy.

He felt a bit frustrated at the thought of trying to settle down, but he decided to enjoy the moment.

‘I’m sure it’ll work out.’

He felt a bit uneasy about the way things ended with that crazy healer, but Hyun-Soo tried his best to ignore it.

‘Maybe I can participate in the next hunt as an attacker.’

An attacker gets paid more than a carrier.

It was a matter of whether they’ll accept a beginner, but he had a skill that was beneficial to him.

It was the bright, white dot that he saw during the battle.

The white light was definitely its weak point and for some reason, only he was able to see it and attack it.

If the others could see it as well, they would’ve attacked it as well, but Hyun-Soo was the only that was able to see it and attack it.

The result wasn’t what he expected, but he earned a lot through the hunt.

He still felt that it was unfair and gritted his teeth.

‘I’ll rise to the top. Just you wait.’

He decided to be satisfied with just that.

The problem was that even if he was satisfied, it didn’t mean that others were.

Hyun-Soo didn’t know at the time.

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 011

Note: Hello everyone!
I am back from my vacation and am ready to post the next chapter. I will provide information regarding the Patreon page soon, in case some readers want to read ahead of others.

Enjoy!

~ Jen-Chan


<My Older Brother is a Hunter #1>

 

‘I’m sure he knows that I attacked. And I’m sure he knows that I’m the one that decreased the monster’s energy field.’

Despite of knowing that, he still didn’t say anything.

‘Is he…trying to act like he didn’t notice? Is it because I wasn’t an official hunter and participated as a carrier?’

As soon as he thought that, he was dispirited.

Even when they were almost done dispersing the Energy Stone between the official hunters, they felt like an idiot for hoping that he would get something.

He also expected for Choi Do-Won to say something to him.

Hyun-Soo thought that if it wasn’t for him, then they wouldn’t have been able to complete this hunt.

‘Do I get nothing? Really?’

Feeling that this was unfair, as soon as he looked at Choi Do-Won, he noticed him avoiding his gaze.

That meant that he was ashamed of it.

“Oh, Kim Soo-Hyun. You did well today. Carriers usually get paid after they leave the portal, but I”ll pay you right now.”

Thinking how absurd it was, as soon as Hyun-Soo was about to say something, they stopped him from talking.

It meant they didn’t want to hear it.

And then, he received a text that notified him of a deposit.

He received a lot more than what he was originally promised, but it wasn’t enough to satisfy Hyun-Soo.

“…..”

“…..”

Hyun-Soo just checked the text message and looked over at Choi Do-Won, but he didn’t say anything to him.

He knew.

Hyun-Soo knew.

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