The Skill Maker – Chapter 120

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<Bait & Hook #2>

 

“Did you guys enjoy the food?”

When Kim Yoo-Na stood up and spoke, everyone looked at her.

“I know it’s been uncomfortable because there wasn’t a training room, so I prepared a space for you.”

It was an announcement that didn’t fit well with dinner time.

They didn’t reveal the Center Room and the personal training rooms that the members have been using.

Because of that, the visitors complained a bit.

‘Are they crazy?’

‘That’s absurd.’

The members complained about the visitors that were complaining about not having a training room.

It’s because they overstayed their welcome by making up silly excuses and now they were demanding a training room.

‘It’s a good thing they finished building it by spending all their money…if not, my plan might’ve been delayed a bit.’

He heard that there was a tall building in China that was completed in 12 days.

It was an amazing achievement done by man.

The FE’s new building wasn’t any different.

‘They used a lot of money.’

He was able to really see them splurge.

Since money had so much power, the workers worked for 24 hours straight.

If they needed more people, they got more people and if they needed more material, they provided it.

They even provided shower rooms and high-quality food.

Even though they haven’t finished it, a part of the facility was completed so that people could use it.

And Kim Yoo-Na notified the visitors about it.

Was it for their comfort and convenience?

The answer was no.

Hyun-Soo slowly looked at the people.

Some wondered why Kim Yoo-Na was announcing it all of a sudden and others felt something through that announcement.

‘I knew it.’

Something was happening.

Some hunters felt something change within their bodies and they understood why Kim Yoo-Na made that announcement.

It was obvious.

They needed a space where they can move around freely.

If they figured this out, then they would definitely have more questions.

How did she know?

This was Hyun-Soo’s next plan.

‘The high-ranked hunters. They’ve noticed.’

High-ranked hunters are generally smart.

Hyun-Soo wasn’t sure if their brains developed when they leveled up or if their bodies were well-developed because they had a lot of hunting experience.

Since there weren’t any information about this, he didn’t know the answer.

‘Anyways, the important thing is that we’re at the second stage of my plan.’

All that was left was the third stage.

The third stage was easy.

The only thing the hunters had to do was stand up and run to the training room.

And have them realize the changes in their body and have their bodies learn the effects.

Then he’ll be done with that stage.

“If anyone needs a drill hall, our staff at the entrance will guide you there.”

A small smile appeared on her face.

“Doing a light exercise after eating is needed.”

She added that comment.

No one knew if it really was going to be a light exercise or an intense exercise.

Only the hunters that stood up knew.

***

Click, clack.

Hyun-Soo was on his way somewhere.

He was going to arrive at his destination very soon.

“Rookie!”

David wasn’t the only one that was pulling Hyun-Soo back.

Everyone automatically gathered at the Center Room even if they weren’t training.

David looked around and then pulled Hyun-Soo into the Center Room.

The room was empty.

“What’s wrong?”

“Do you have that?”

“Have what?”

“You know, that.”

“What are you talking about?”

“You know, the Bibimbap that you made for us!”

“Oh…….”

Hyun-Soo now understood and nodded his head.

Then David asked with a disappointed expression.

“Why in the world did you make it for them? There isn’t enough for us!”

“Do you even know what that was?”

Even though Hyun-Soo made several dishes that contained medicinal herbs, he never explained it to them.

“Of course I know it. I’m not that stupid, you know.”

It was understandable as to why they didn’t know because they would either go meet their girlfriends or exercise after dinner.

“Don’t worry. I’ll make it again for you guys.”

It wasn’t that difficult.

After Hyun-Soo answered without any hesitation, David shook his head with a frustration look.

“No, that’s not it. I’m worried about you!”

“Huh……?”

Worried?

Who? Me?

When Hyun-Soo asked, David nodded.

“That’s right! Why would you make something like that? It should be just for us…oh, no, that’s not it! Everyone knows that you made it now!”

David enthusiastically voiced his concern.

“Ha, ha ha.”

Hyun-Soo’s laugh didn’t really fit well with the current situation.

David was confused because Hyun-Soo’s laugh was odd, but Hyun-Soo couldn’t stop smiling.

‘Now that I think about it…….’

He acted like this before.

When he saw Hyun-Soo use two different elements at the same time, David begged him to not tell anyone.

He was probably curious about how that it was possible, but he didn’t even ask.

But he acted like Hyun-Soo’s guardian because he was afraid that something bad was going to happen to Hyun-Soo if others found out.

‘What did say back then? That he had to look after me?’

He was treating Hyun-Soo like a baby.

That’s why the other members scorned him.

It happened not that long ago, but it was a pretty funny memory.

‘He’s still the same.’

In the end, David was worried about Hyun-Soo.

Even though no one was holding a weapon, it was a war zone.

A war zone where people take and gets things taken away from them.

“Ha ha…….”

It was obvious that David would be worried after Hyun-Soo revealed his skill in the current situation.

“Wh-why are you laughing rookie? Did I make a mistake?”

“No, no. I’m just thankful.”

“……?”

David didn’t understand.

When Hyun-Soo said thank you, David waved his hand really fast.

“N-no…I mean…I should be the one thanking you since I’m probably just being nosy. But, what are you trying to do? Is it okay to reveal yourself like that?”

“They probably don’t know that I did it. And I didn’t purposely reveal it either. They probably won’t think that it’s me and will just think that our clan has something.”

“That’s okay, right? Did you…do that on purpose?”

“Yeah, we should use whatever we can.”

He wasn’t going to do anything useless.

If they had to take one step forward, it would be a giant step.

“I didn’t even know and was worried for no reason. I was really worried that someone might have taken you.”

David let out a huge sigh of relief.

“Ha ha. I just realized this, but it’s great to have someone like you worrying about me. Thank you.”

“Huh? No. Oh man, you’re making me cringe.”

Was it because he was surrounded by people who were honest?

Hyun-Soo expressed his appreciation without any hesitation.

The old Hyun-Soo wouldn’t have been able to say things like this.

It felt like this was the time for him to really realize the things he wasn’t able to before because he was always looking ahead.

 

“Ariel almost got kidnapped before. They still try, but it was a lot worse before. Since extraterritorial rights exists, it’s not as bad as before…jeez…”

“I see. I understand. Don’t worry too much. Do I look like someone that’ll get easily kidnapped?”

Hyun-Soo created fire and wind on the palm of his hand while laughing.

It was the same skill that David told him to hide.

Who would try to go up against someone with that kind of skill?

“Yeah, I’m sure you can take care of yourself. But still, be careful.”

“Got it.”  

***

 

‘Not bad.’

Knowing that someone cared was a pretty good feeling.

Hyun-Soo exited the Center Room and headed to his original destination.

Knock, knock.

Hyun-Soo stood in front of a large door and knocked.

It was a notification that the owner of the room wanted.

“Come.”

A slim figure was looking at something while leaning on a desk.

Kim Yoo-Na lifted her head and greeted Hyun-Soo.

“How are they reacting?”

It wasn’t Hyun-Soo’s own plan. They were using the clan’s name to execute the plan.

That’s why it was difficult for him to see their reactions.

But Kim Yoo-Na was actively participating in the plan.

“It was great. They were pretty excited so they ran to the training room.”

Kim Yoo-Na giggled.

Hyun-Soo was able to imagine that.

A good amount of them visited here to get information and to find some sort of flaw.

There were also some that were trying to become allies with the clan.

Anyways, they put their pride down and ran to the training room.

“It’s a success.”

“Yes, it sure is.”

“I’m sure they’ll make a more competitive offer now.”

“It’s all thanks to you, Hyun-Soo.”

They showed off the clan’s skill.

Once they come back to their senses, they’ll be busy calculating their offers.

Even though strong hunters gathered here, there was still a difference in skill between them.

After seeing FE’s skill, there will definitely be some that believe that they’re not strong enough.

‘We’ll just get rid of them.’

It meant that they weren’t strong enough to walk on the road that the clan was going to walk on.

This will be their chance to find out the skill differences.

It was an unexpected bonus.

‘The more people we filter out, the better I guess.’

There’s a reason why companies gave two tests and did an interview at the end.

“Since we provoked them, I’m sure some of them will start getting busy.”

“Yes, let’s move on to our next part of our plan.”

Hyun-Soo and Kim Yoo-Na looked at each other.

After sharing their secrets, a sly smile appeared on their faces.

Since they set everything, some of the hunters will start getting busy

Once they start moving, they’ll execute the next part of their plan.

The first part of their plan was a success.

Hyun-Soo decided to slowly start executing the next part.

“Try this.”

Hyun-Soo took out the fruit he brought with him.

It was a tangerine he bought from the market.

He bought it because Hyuna really liked it, but he decided to offer some to Kim Yoo-Na too.

“What’s this?”

“You’ll know once you try it.”

It wasn’t that Kim Yoo-Na didn’t know what a tangerine was. She was wondering why he was offering it to her.

Even though she asked why, Hyun-Soo answered her by telling her to try it.

Kim Yoo-Na peeled the tangerine and ate a small piece.

“……!”

 

<Bait & Hook #2> End.

The Dungeon Maker – Chapter 072

<Dungeon Upgrade #3>

 

It became quite busy.

After returning to the dungeon, Yong-Ho visited the basic workshop and talked with Bugrim.

Bugrim still couldn’t talk, but he must’ve focused all of his energy on creating items because he created a lot of things while Yong-Ho was away.

 

“He said with a decent brazier and anvil, he’ll be able to create better items.”

 

Eligor explained on behalf of Bugrim. Yong-Ho questioned with his looks on how they communicated and Eligor explained that they used their bodies to communicate.

 

Even though Bugrim couldn’t speak, he could hear and thanks to the Evil Spirit of the Past, he was able to understand the other spirits.

Bugrim was full of ambition. He wasn’t the same as the Bugrim that was inside the prison cell.

Yon, the Goblin, probably became hopeful after hearing about the body recovering after one evolves.

The spirits, including the Goblins, didn’t know that Yon had evolved, but since the dying Yon revived, that’s all that mattered.

 

[Development Rate 15/100]

 

Since Bugrim’s skills had already been well-developed, his rate Development Rate wasn’t increasing very much.

After Yong-Ho convinced himself that everything will pay off as long as he works hard, he headed towards the workshop.

 

The Princess Ant and Spot were in the training ground swinging a stick. Spot was swinging with enthusiasm, but the Princess Ant was only swinging it because Spot told her. But thanks to that, her Development Rate was increasing.

 

The farm was where the Princess Ant was staying and thanks to Bugrim’s hard work, it turned out really nice. And Spot’s dog house was located within the farm as well.

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The Dungeon Maker – Chapter 071

<Dungeon Upgrade #2>

 

“I love you, valuable customer. What can I help you with?”

 

His eyes were fixed on the only figure that was standing in the white room.

As usual, the red-haired Sitri was beautiful.

 

While sitting on a white, antique chair, Sitri greeted Yong-Ho and motioned him to sit. Within moments, a chair appeared behind Yong-Ho.

 

Yong-Ho was used to it now, so he calmly sat in front of Sitri. Sitri spoke first as usual.

 

“You’ve become stronger.”

 

Unlike his horns, the change wasn’t something that can be seen with bare eyes.

Instead of going into details, Yong-Ho just smiled and Sitri responded by slightly opening her eyes. There was a reason behind Yong-Ho’s smile.

 

Yong-Ho became stronger.

After the fight with Foras, he consumed the distortion, a Land Worm and Jungceros’s spirit. Even though it was a short period, the change was so big that it was safe to say that he was a different person.

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 119

<Bait & Hook #1>

 

‘Might as well try.’

It wouldn’t hurt to try.

If it doesn’t work, then he could still mix the potion into the sauce.

Hyun-Soo used his phone to contact David.

“David, are you available?”

– Huh? What’s up?

“Can you stop by my dorn? There’s something I want to give you.”

– Okay. I’ll be right there!

Since he experienced a lot of odd situations through Hyun-Soo, he was the best guinea pig.

Even if something weird happened, he wouldn’t think much about it.

“I now have a guinea pig for testing. I should use this opportunity to really test it out.”

The first subject he’ll pour the energy into.

It was going to be through the pear that Riri was eating.

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 118

<It’s Delicious and Good for the Body #3>

 

“About what?”

“A lot of the guests are getting lost at night.”

“Oh, you’re referring to the guests that are getting lost in front of the restricted area, right?”

“Yeah and they said there’s a lost child that keeps visiting the supply room.”

“I wonder why. This place isn’t that difficult to navigate around.”

“I know, it’s weird, right? Or maybe it’s because I’ve gotten used to this place and it’s really easy to get lost.”

“I don’t think so…”

A smile appeared on Hyun-Soo’s face as he watched Katrina think seriously about it.

He already heard it from Kim Yoo-Na, but he was able to confirm the current situation again through Katrina.

‘They feel provoked.’

Things were going like he had planned.

Letting Riri fly every time they ate was effective.

Hyun-Soo wanted to provoke the hunters. He wanted to raise their expectations and imagination through Riri.

It was up to them to choose.

And through that, he’ll be able to filter them out.

‘Should I provoke them a bit more?’

Hyun-Soo recalled the ingredients that were sitting in his dorm.

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 117

<It’s Delicious and Good for the Body #2>

 

“Anyways, you guys are the only clan that managed to clear the colorful portal.”

Kim Yoo-Na looked over at Hyun-Soo.

Hyun-Soo also looked at Kim Yoo-Na when he felt her looking at him.

An odd feeling that he couldn’t quite describe enveloped him.

“More people will try to work with you guys and I’ll get even busier…hm…and now we’re back to where we started.”

“Stop complaining, Mr. Herhim. I have a hard time believing that you get tired.”

Was that a good thing?

When Herhim intercepted, the odd feeling that he felt between him and Kim Yoo-Na completely disappeared.

After that, they made small talk.

Kim Yoo-Na made a “That’s understandable” face and listened to Herhim.

And then, Herhim focused all of his attention on Riri.

‘I’m sure he told me to come because he wanted to see Riri.’

Herhim stated a different reason, but Hyun-Soo was sure that Riri was the reason.

After they finished talking, Herhim approached Hyun-Soo while him and Kim Yoo-Na were getting up.

He looked inside Hyun-Soo’s hood with a disappointed look and then spoke to him.

“Jeez, these rumors. It looks like you did that on purpose, so would it be okay if I help you out?”

“That’ll be great.”

If Herhim gets involved, things will work faster. A more detailed rumor will spread.

This was exactly what Hyun-Soo wanted.

A large treasure will definitely attract moths.

But it was hard to tell whether they were an ally or a foe.

One thing he was sure of was that those moths couldn’t become allies.

He would gladly welcome them with open arms if he could filter out the foes.

On top of that, he’ll be able to see who’s side they were on.

“Then, leave it to me. I won’t let you down.”

Herhim extended his hand out.

Hyun-Soo smiled while shaking his hand.

He smiled brightly.

***

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The Dungeon Maker – Chapter 070

<Dungeon Upgrade #1>

  

Jungceros’s spirit was delicious.

The quality wasn’t as good as Foras’s spirit, but when looking at just the amount of the mana, it was more than Foras’s.

When comparing it to food, it lacks flavor, but it can make a person feel full.

  

Jungceros’s element was darkness. Greed embraced Jungceros’s darkness this time too and Yong-Ho felt a new element take place within his mana.

 

Mana made up a demon’s body and spirit.

And among them, the “demon kings” had a lump of mana that was purer than ordinary demons.

  

A new horn didn’t develop. However, his other skills increased.

Yong-Ho enjoyed his powerful body and breathed in deeply. Even though he was just breathing in, he felt mana boiling in various parts of his body.

 

When Yong-Ho felt the change, Catalina and Skull also realized that they changed.

  

Catalina’s darkness became stronger. The mana that helped Skull move their dead body became sturdier.

  

Foras’s power, coldness, became Yong-Ho’s attribute.

Jungceros’s Mind Control made Yong-Ho’s mind stronger.

 

“Great.”

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The Dungeon Maker – Chapter 069

<Dungeon Offense #5>

    

It felt like time stopped.

Inside the room where the battle was taking place, everyone remained still as if they froze. They were so still that one would probably wonder if they remembered how to breathe.

 

But it didn’t last long.

The one that broke the silence was surprisingly the one that caused the silence.

 

Jungceros’s large body fell to the ground. It seemed like he was just leaning over, but he must’ve not been able to handle his weight, because his body fell. And he didn’t move anymore. He had a blank look on his face.

 

“Pant, pant…pa…”

 

Yong-Ho, who was being weighed down by Jungercos, raised himself up while panting. Catalina, who was within Yong-Ho’s arms, quickly used her arms and legs to help him.

 

It was hard to tell how this happened. Jungceros fell on Yong-Ho and their eyes met. And a few seconds later, Jungceros became unconscious.

 

“Mind oppression.”

 

Yong-Ho quietly spoke while trying to collect his breath. The sight of Greed devouring Jungceros impacted Yong-Ho. Jungceros and Yong-Ho were on the same level, so when Jungceros couldn’t resist Greed, it excited Yong-Ho.

 

“They tried to control my mind.”

 

That was enough. The Orcs were surprised because they didn’t know what he meant, but it wasn’t the same for Catalina and Ophelia. Ophelia actually felt joy and fear at the same time.

 

Her joy was because of Greed.

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 116

<It’s Delicious and Good for the Body #1>

 

“Is it okay…to give that away?”

“Why? Other than the Energy Stones that are lawfully traded, most of them come through here.”

That’s why it’s okay to give one or two.

Riri looked like she was contemplating.

She didn’t want to go, but it was difficult for her to ignore the Energy Stone.

‘Riri consumes energy. So, it’s obvious that she wants the Energy Stone, but…it is really okay? To use the Energy Stone that way?’

He used Energy Stones in his potion as well, but this was different.

Reworking the potion by using Energy Stones sounded a lot better.

But he was just giving it to Riri.

Kyuuuuu……

For some reason, Riri felt uncomfortable around Herhim.

No. He knew the reason why.

‘No one would feel comfortable if they felt threatened personally.’

However, Riri couldn’t overcome the temptation and approached Herhim.

Carefully. Slowly.

She inspected around Herhim while flying and ended up landing on Herhim’s hand.

She grabbed the Energy Stone and quickly flew to Hyun-Soo.

Tsk.

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 115

<Power Expansion Preparations #3>

 

“I’m glad you’re here. We were discussing about how much information we should reveal regarding the colorful portal.”

Kim Yoo-Na greeted him warmly because Hyun-Soo contributed a lot during this hunt.

However, Leon didn’t know the reason, so he felt displeased.

“Technically, we only participated, so we need Xeon’s agreement.”

“What is Team Xeon suggesting?”

Leon looked a bit uncomfortable, but he replied.

“There’s…really no need to reveal it.”

“Then, Yoo-Na is on the side of wanting to reveal it.”

Since they’ve been through a lot, it’s understandable that they would suggest that.

On top of that, he probably felt that there wasn’t a need for Yoo-Na to have control over the information.

Hyun-Soo agreed with that.

‘Even if we reveal it, there’s a lot of people that won’t be able to use it anyways, so it’s better to boast about it a little’

Another reason was to annoy the higher-ups.

There was no reason to give them more power when they were trying to control the hunters for their own selfish gain.

‘Our life is on the line as well.’

Many lost their lives because they didn’t have enough information.

Of course some would still die even if they had the information.

Just in this portal, they managed to avoid death four times thanks to Hyun-Soo.

No one knew how things would turn out.

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