The Skill Maker – Chapter 007 (Part 1)

 

<Good and Bad Things Happen At Once #1-1>

 

After looking at his watch, Jo Young-Jin led Hyun-Soo and the other members.

They arrived near the portal where they’ll be hunting.

There was a trailer, which was brought by people from an agency that purchased dead bodies and energy stones acquired after hunting the monsters.

In front of the trailer, there was about 10 people standing there.

They seemed like hunters that were going to officially participate in the hunt.

Jo Young-Jin called for Hyun-Soo and the other porters and introduced them to a man that was tall, built and had short hair.

“Hello, sir. These are the porters that will participate today.”

“Oh, thank you for coming. I’m sure you all know what’s going on, so I don’t need to go over anything, right? We’ll leave in 20 minutes. Also, for those that are able to make a deal, once you get captured as an aggravator, you’re free to make a deal.”

“Understood! Thank you.”

Following Jo Young-Jin, Hyun-Soo bowed his head.

It was a bit much, but since everyone else was doing it, he felt that he needed to do the same.

“He’s very nice. He lets us make deals too.”

“I agree. Some places require the deal skill, but once we go out to hunt, they won’t let us make any deals. It’s like they’re making fun of us…”

What that man said last must’ve been unusual seeing the carriers talk about it.

Then, Jo Young-Jin brought his hand to his mouth.

“Hey, be careful what you say.”

For Hyun-Soo, this kind of reaction surprised him.

Sending a message without a deal skill will automatically eliminate them, but attacking is forbidden?

Despite of Hyun-Soo’s question, time continued ticking and it was time to enter through the portal.

The muscular leader clapped his hands once and got everyone’s attention.

“Hello. My name is Choi Do-Won and I’m the leader as well as the tanker. The portal we’ll be going through today is Grey and our objective is to capture the Flower Spore. I’m sure you’ve all read our plan of attack. In today’s group, there’s one tanker, one sub-tanker, six dealers, and two healers. The deals may not be so great since we don’t have a lot of dealers, so if the dealers get captured as an aggravator, provide the best deal. Make sure they don’t turn their attention to someone else and if they do, stop all the deals. We’ll be entering in five minutes so finish your preparations.”

People that were in groups of twos and threes nodded their head.

“Making a deal with a Flower Spore will be ambiguous.”

“How come?”

The participating hunters must’ve already heard what kind of monster they were targeting.

The carriers of course didn’t get this information, so Kim Yoon-Soo let out a sigh.

“Since it’s a spore, we have to spread out and unless you have a long-distance analyzation skill, it’s hard to make a deal. It’s constantly moving because of its roots, so it’s hard to really pinpoint their location…”

Hyun-Soo remembered the illustration book he saw on the Hunter Net.

‘A Flower Spore…’

He remembered seeing it when he attended the hunter school, but it was very vague.

‘Let’s observe the situation first.’

Leveling up and money was important, but the most important thing was his life.

Hyun-Soo wasn’t planning on putting his life on the line.

‘If I just go at it, I might die, but it’ll be a problem if I got hurt. Not like I can afford to go to the hospital.’

He was going to observe the situation first and then make his move after grasping the situation.

Just observing was dangerous as well, but unless someone was going to commit suicide, it was better to lower the risk.

If he didn’t try, he wouldn’t get anything out of it.

While Hyun-Soo was thinking, the carriers were complaining about how this kind of job won’t help them increase their ranks. Then, someone with a high-pitched voice interrupted.

“Then what’s with the carriers that don’t do their jobs and only think about making deals?”

It was a guy who looked extremely angry.

After hearing the carrier’s conversation, a thin man with an angry expression looked towards them.

“Just do the job that you’re given and don’t get in the way.”

“…Understood.”

After Jo Young-Jin politely answered for the group and the man turned around.

The members of his group patted him and said, ‘Hey, go easy on them,’ but out of angry, the man pushed their hand away.

As soon as he neared the portal, Jo Young-Jin let out a deep sigh.

Hyun-Soo approached him and quietly asked.

“Who what that guy?”

“That was Kim Yoo-Han and he’s an E rank healer. According to the rumors, he’s the younger brother of the group’s leader. On top of being a healer, he has connections. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.”

He whispered that he was probably acting that way because of it.

In Hyun-Soo’s head, the name, Kim Yoo-Han and his class stuck to his head.

‘What a jerk. Are all healers like that?’

The way he treated the carriers was like a boss that was scolding their employee.

Despite of his class and rank, shouldn’t he at least treat others with respect?

Was it because he had connections?

“He was probably disgusted with us. They put their life on the line during the hunt, but we don’t participate in the hunt and still get experience. There are other hunters like him.”

“Do you get a lot of experience points when you participate?”

“No way. You’ll only gain 0.5% of experience per hunt…”

Operating the equipment that was around his wrist, Jo Young-Jin read the numbers.

“Let’s see. During the last hunt, I got 0.3%. I did make a deal, but…Honestly, as a carrier, it looks bad if you offer too many deals. Just like Kim Yoo-Han, there are hunters that think that carriers have it easy because all we do is make deals.”

He said carriers go through a lot and the other carriers let out a deep sigh.

Because of what Kim Yoo-Han said, the atmosphere became tense and it remained that way until it was time to walk through the portal.

Hyun-Soo remained quiet and observed the other hunters.

18 thoughts on “The Skill Maker – Chapter 007 (Part 1)

  1. GonZ555

    Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    Is the word “deal” here damage dealing or is it a bussiness exchange type of deal? I think it’s better if you use other terms like attack or strike..

      1. GonZ555

        *imagine hyun soo haggling with a flower spore*
        “I’ll give you a kilo of fertilizer for a spore ball. Deal?”
        *got sprayed with poisonous spores*
        “Okay, okay.. two kilo of fertilizer! That’s my final offer.”
        *drops a spore ball*

        😂

        1. knoveltrans

          So, I actually read a post made by the author. I guess there were even Korean readers that were confused by “deal,” so the author cleared it up. They meant attack, but they put “deal” in the beginning to kind of put the reader in the same position as the MC since it’s his first time participating in the hunt. Part 2 will actually have detailed information regarding the “deal.”

          Meh, confusing. xD

    1. knoveltrans

      So, I actually read a post made by the author. I guess there were even Korean readers that were confused by “deal,” so the author cleared it up. They meant attack, but they put “deal” in the beginning to kind of put the reader in the same position as the MC since it’s his first time participating in the hunt. Part 2 will actually have detailed information regarding the “deal,” which is just another word for attacking. Confusing, I know. >.<

    1. knoveltrans

      So, I actually read a post made by the author. I guess there were even Korean readers that were confused by “deal,” so the author cleared it up. They meant attack, but they put “deal” in the beginning to kind of put the reader in the same position as the MC since it’s his first time participating in the hunt. Part 2 will actually have detailed information regarding the “deal,” which is just another word for attacking. Confusing, I know. >.<

  2. MidnightCoffee

    Thank you for the translation.

    Does ‘deal’ here mean as in ‘damage dealing’? Like, throwing a stone, or shooting one arrow from the sideways to steal some experience?

    I don’t really get it. I hope you put it in a better way.

  3. anon

    came her to comment about “deal” being confusing, but I guess you already sorted that out.
    thanks for clarifying in the comments. It might also be useful to clarify as a footnote.

    Here’s what my comment was going to be until I read your explanation in the comments section:

    Hmm, the terminology is pretty confusing.

    I used to play the MMO World of Warcraft, and the roles were healer, tank, and damage dealer (aka DPS).

    The enemies get aggravated and the person who gets the most hate gets “aggro.”

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