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.

***

‘Offering food is considered a friendly gesture all over the world.’

There’s a reason why people become closer through food.

But right now, he wanted to lower their guards, not become friends with them.

Hyun-Soo had other plans for those ingredients.

He could’ve used them to sell it to the black market, but he had bigger plans.

A plan that’ll give him enough power so that others won’t look down on him.

The highest place where he’ll shine the brightest.

Everyone probably thought about it at least once in their lifetime.

But end up in frustration because of reality.

Hyun-Soo felt that way at one point in his life.

But it was different now.

He had a power that others couldn’t replace or even imitate.

So it’s only natural for him to want something bigger.

‘I do need to stock up on the potions, but…I do need something to provoke them, so I’ll just use it.’

He was going to create two batches of potions. One batch was going to be based on effectiveness and the other was going to be benefits.

But there was a more urgent matter than that.

He can always get more ingredients.

‘What should I make?’

He heard a while back that they liked Bulgogi (Marinated Beef).

Foreigners supposedly liked it because the soy sauce base dish was sweet.

He recalled Hyuna mentioning that to him.

He heard that Korean restaurants that serve Galbi (Marinated Ribs) and Bulgogi do really well.

There has been students that introduced Korean food to their foreigner friends and they reacted well to the food .

‘Great. I should try a meat dish.’

Bulgogi and Galbi were difficult to make.

The sauce itself required a lot of ingredients, but that wasn’t the only problem.

He needed time to make the meat as tender as possible and marinate the meat afterward.

Basically, it was a lot of work.

‘Well, I need something that will create a huge impact, so I should make it.’

It seemed like he wanted to suffer.

Why was he doing so much?

‘Whew.’

Who said it?

Only hard-working people can take the best position.

A beautiful swan may look like they’re just floating on the water, but they’re actually paddling like crazy underneath the water.

That’s why he had to endure it despite of it being a tiresome task.

‘It would be nice if I had a monster’s meat…’

He decided to make a suggestion to hunt a portal with a monster that looked similar to a cow or pig.

Right now, he had no choice but to use ordinary beef and pork.

But, he decided to mix a potion into the sauce.

‘I just need to let it sit for a while. I can serve it for dinner, so I have enough time.’

He may have enough time until dinner, but he had to move fast if he wanted the potion to be marinated into the meat.

Since there was a lot of people, he needed to prepare a lot of ingredients.

He needed to take the other members with him.

Hyun-Soo left the building with that thought and saw someone he knew.

“Hyon-Ssoo! I heard you’re making something yummy!”

He wasn’t sure how she heard about that, but Katrina was waiting for him.

Eugene was with her.

“I want to go too. If you’re going shopping, take me too. There’s a lot of things I want to buy too.”

“I’m not going for fun. I won’t be gone long.”

“Yeah, I know.”

She replied right away.

But Hyun-Soo knew about Katrina’s past records.

Her love for shopping couldn’t be described with words.

She was surprised when she first visited the black market and she kept on looking around until Kim Yoo-Na couldn’t endure it and forced her to leave.

“Ha ha, don’t worry. I’ll make sure to keep her under control.”

“……I’ll leave her to you, Eugene.”

“Yeah, don’t worry. You’re making it for tonight’s dinner, right? You have enough time, but seeing as how you’re rushing, I guess you have a lot to do.”

“Yeah, I’m thinking about making Galbi and Bulgogi.”

Hyun-Soo thought Eugene’s eyes widened.

“Then we shouldn’t spend a lot of time shopping. We have to eat those yummy food. I really like your cooking, Hyun-Soo.”

Right.

Eugene ate a lot when Hyun-Soo made Bibimbap.

Before Hyun-Soo came, the clan has never eaten decent Korean food.

‘They have a lot of money, so why don’t they just eat out?’

There were a lot of hunters that refused to eat out because they were trying to be healthy and Eugene might be one of them.

Anyways, Hyun-Soo took the two helpers and headed to the market.

Eugene guided him to the Korean market after saying that it would be best to shop there since he was making Korean food.

And they managed to finish really quickly.

“I want to eat snacks!”

“No, wait.”

“Hmph…….”

Grocery shopping ended quickly thanks to Eugene’s strictness.

Hyun-Soo started preparing as soon as he returned.

Since the food required a lot of preparations, he needed to start as soon as possible.

Eugene wished him good luck in a serious tone and left.

He was devoting himself to the Galbi and Bulgogi.

“Let’s see…….”

He first placed the meat in cold water. It was to wash away the blood.

Hyun-Soo decided to make the sauce during that time.

And the potion he was going to include in the sauce.

The food tastes better the longer it sits in the sauce, so he hurriedly started working on it, but he also rushed because he needed time to create a potion that wouldn’t affect the taste of the sauce.

Slice.

Tap, tap, tap.

He was grinding the asian pear and onion.

He added soy sauce, starch syrup, minced garlic and chopped green onion.

He also added rice wine, ginger juice after grinding it, sesame oil and ground pepper.

He dipped his finger and tasted the sauce.

“Hm…not bad.”

It couldn’t be compared to the sauce his mother made, but it was close enough.

He decided to let it sit for a while.

Next was the potion.

Hyun-Soo put all the ingredients he had into the blender.

Since he had experience, he knew what kind of benefits the potion was going to have based on the amount he put in.

And then.

-Ding!

[You have discovered the recipe for the “Low Rank Random Potion”(Rare)]

[Would you like to register the recipe?]

-Ding!

[The recipe for the “Low Rank Random Potion”(Rare) has been added.]

It was an unexpected notification.

‘A rare rank?’

He just placed them into the blender thinking it would be okay as long as it had some sort of effect…

‘Rare……? And random?’

Hyun-Soo immediately checked.

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Low Rank Random Potion[Rare]

A potions that’s been created with a variety of ingredients.

Even though it wasn’t created with detail, the effects aren’t that bad.

When consumed, it will be affected randomly.

Effects: The user will receive a random benefit.

The Type of Effectiveness: +Stamina 30 [Duration: One Hour]

A Small Increase in Physical Stats [Duration : 30 Minutes]

Strengthen Visibility [Duration: 20 Minutes]

One of those.

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“Oh…….”

It wasn’t that bad since he randomly put them all together.

It would be better if all of those benefits were included in this one potion.

That probably happened because different ingredients were mixed into one.

And the benefits were random.

“This is the first I’m seeing this type.”

He did have one fruit that increased one’s visibility.

When consumed, that’s all it did.

But when mixed together, “Strengthen Visibility” appeared.

‘Is it because the Medicinal Mix skill increased up to 25%’

The skill continuously increased since he’s been creating a lot of potions.

There was a good chance the Medicinal Mix skill helped him create a pretty good potion.

“It tastes pretty good too, so I think it’ll be good.”

It would be a problem if he made a potion that tasted like burnt marshmellow, which he has done before.

It’s because it’ll taste weird if it was mixed with the food.

Right when he was about mix the potion into the sauce.

He saw Riri.

He saw her actions to be exact.

Crunch, crunch!

Riri was eating the asian pear that was left over.

But, she wasn’t just eating it. She was repeatedly behaving a certain way before eating it.

A small light appeared on the palm of her hand and she placed that light on the pear.

She then bit into the pear and ate it.

“Riri?”

Riri flew to him when Hyun-Soo called her name.

She felt awkward for not being with him outside of the dorm, so she was happy when he called her.

“What did you just do?”

Kyuuuu?

“You did something to the pear and then ate it.”

Riri made a light appear on her hand.

“Yeah, what’s that?”

When Hyun-Soo asked, Riri looked like she was contemplating.

And then, she used her body to explain.

Of course Hyun-Soo didn’t understand any of it.

Hyun-Soo gave up and asked another question.

“Is it better to eat it that way? Does it taste better?”

The answer this time was easy.

Riri nodded her head.

‘Riri usually consumed energy. That was her main meal and…wait. Was that light just now energy?’

That thought suddenly popped into his head.

“Did you just put energy into the pear?”

Since energy was her main meal, it’s possible that she was putting energy into the pear before eating it.

Kind of like how people spread jam on their bread.

Kyuuu!

Nod, nod!

Riri nodded in agreement.

Another thought popped into Hyun-Soo’s head.

‘Wait. What will happen if I mix the energy into the sauce instead of the potion?’

What would happen if they consumed another person’s energy?

Up till now, Hyun-Soo has been researching the effects when mixing energy into a potion.

But, that only worked when the other ingredients have been purified.

Hyun-Soo has never tried including the energy itself without the use of other medicinal herbs.

‘Should I try?’

Hyun-Soo was now extremely curious.

 

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

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