Chapter 108: Chapter 107: The Quest I Was Waiting For, Part II
As the side of the Burkhan Mountain split open, it revealed the largest dungeon entrance I’d ever seen. It had to be at least three times bigger than the entrance of a high-grade dungeon. But as I stood there, happy that I just got extra 500 Stat points, another message appeared; a message regarding something I had completely forgotten about all this time.
==[Otadolon Earth has been notified that a quest dungeon has been found. You will be specially granted 4 points for locating a quest dungeon. You will be granted a bonus after 10 points.
Low-grade dungeon: 1 point
Mid-grade dungeon: 2 points
High-grade dungeon: 3 points
Restricted dungeon: 4 points (quest dungeons included)]==
==[You have the special, Dungeon Seeker. You now have 10 points to Dungeon Seeker. You may choose the reward below or choose to save your points for later.
10 point reward: Rank 7 Random Chest
20 point reward: Rank 7-8 Random Chest
30 point reward: Rank 7-8-9 Random Chest
50 point reward: Rank 8-9-10 Random Chest
Obtaining the Rank 7 Random Chest will reset your points to 0. Should you choose to save your points instead, you will be unable to purchase the Rank 7 Random Chest. You must wait until you reach 20 points in order to purchase a Random Chest.
Use points/ Save points]==
“Holy shit!” I had pretty much given up on my Dungeon Seeker after all this time. Four years had passed, and almost all the dungeons should have been found by then. Furthermore, I didn’t really need the extra Stat points that came with being the first to discover a dungeon anymore. It would be better to just train rather than spend months trying to find a dungeon no one had discovered yet.
Sure, getting Stats for free would help a lot in the long run, especially for someone like me. Leveling was only going to get slower now, and it was going to be tough to find the right items and equips that would help boost my Stats. But since I already had higher Stats than anyone around my level, it didn’t really make much of a difference. Besides, all of the dungeons that I knew of were already discovered, save for the ones in the Amazon and in Central and South Africa.
“But this changes everything!” I always thought that people who put their lives on the line and spent months to discover dungeons for a measly 10 Stat points were foolish.
“Damn, if it meant getting an item of at least Rank 7, I’d risk my life too! If I’m lucky enough, I could even get a Rank 10 item as well!” I mean, with my luck, it would be way easier to get a Rank 10 item from here than to assemble an Azazel Armor Piece.
A Rank 7 item wasn’t bad at all. At the least, one could sell for several hundred million golden rings, but I didn’t want to spend all of my points in one go. It took me this long to get them. I wanted to raise my points to 20 and try for the Rank 8 Random Chest. Still, I had no idea how long that would take. If I were unlucky, it could take me at least a few years.
“Still, I should save them! I can’t be satisfied with just a Rank 7 item. But why did this dungeon grant me points and not the hidden dungeon?” A hidden dungeon was still a dungeon. The clue was in the name.
“What’s the difference between the two?” I read the message again. “Oh. Is that it?” After reading it over a few more times, I noticed a difference between this message and the message from the hidden dungeon. “Is it because I kept it hidden?”
I had kept the hidden dungeon from others so that I could use it by myself, but the five dungeons and the quest dungeon were all automatically revealed to the rest of the world. It wasn’t like everyone received a message explaining exactly where the dungeons were. It’s just that a huge dungeon entrance appeared for anyone to see.
“Then if I revealed a hidden dungeon, could I get the points?” It started to seem that way.
“Screw it then. We’ll see how it goes.” I selected Save points.
==[You have chosen to save your points.
You will no longer be able to access the 10 point reward.
You may try again after reaching 20 points.]==
“I guess I’m going to have to seriously reconsider finding dungeons now.” I wanted to get 50 points so I could get the Rank 8-9-10 Random Chest, if I could.
“Anyway, the extra Stat points are great and all, but this quest is way more important.” If I did everything right, I could get a Rank 10 item on top of the quest reward!
“Time to go.” I stepped through the giant dungeon entrance.
==[You have entered the quest dungeon, The King-Emperor’s Tomb.
Once the quest is completed, the King-Emperor’s Tomb will disappear and anyone inside will be forcibly thrown out of the dungeon.]==
I glanced over the message that appeared as soon as I entered and quickly closed it. I looked around me.
[Moleman Cadet Spearman]
[Moleman Cadet Archer]
[Moleman Cadet Shieldman]
“Well, it’s good to finally meet you all, after only seeing you on videos.”
The Tomb was made up of eleven floors and the boss, the King-Emperor, was on the top floor. The boss was level 1200, and the dungeon monsters were around level 800. The Tomb was on par with a high-grade dungeon. Obviously, devas would only get stronger in the future, but right now, this dungeon was difficult. But that just made my expectations grow. This was my first high-grade dungeon!
“Well then, I suppose I should get as close to the Fallen King-Emperor as I can, and go from there.”
In the past, I had watched a video that laid out the path all the way to the 10th floor, but I couldn’t remember it right now. This dungeon would disappear once it was cleared; remembering the path was impossible and I hadn’t paid much attention to the video. But, I didn’t stress it. I’m sure it would come up as I made my way through.
“Mana Conversion – Fire. Warrior’s Brave Spirit.”
I activated my two skills to prepare for the long fight ahead. “Alright. Let’s do this. Judge’s Gavel!” It was my first time using the skill. I looked forward to seeing what it could do.
==[You have activated Judge’s Gavel.
Your next attack will be a critical hit
Level 1: 3,600 second cooldown. Base damage increased by 5,000. The damage of the User’s next attack increased by 300% and CRIT damage increased by 500%.]==
I charged at a Moleman Shieldman off in the distance and brought my Harrier down on its head. My spear broke through its iron shield like it was glass and stabbed the Moleman in its chest. The attack flashed yellow.
[Gwek!] As the Moleman roared in pain, a huge, red hammer fell from the ceiling and crashed down on its head. The force of the hammer was so strong that the Moleman’s body was crushed like a soda can. The shieldman vanished before me.
“Damn…” This skill was on par with Powerful Shock. I smiled. This skill was mine!
“Heh. Let’s play.”
It took the Cheng Long Guild less than a day to discover the Tomb after the quest was announced. It would now take Wai Chung even less time now that the massive entrance was in plain view. But I didn’t really think it mattered. It would take the Cheng Long Guild at least a few days to close it off and prepare a raid party. I just needed to get to the tenth floor by then.
Two Moleman Archers shot their power arrows at me once they saw their comrade fall.
“Huh. I guess you can use skills too, since you’re all pretty high-leveled.”
The arrows flew at me at high speeds. I wasn’t going to be able to dodge them, but I wasn’t afraid. I had my new cuirass to help me tank the attacks.
I ignored the oncoming arrows and charged at the Archers. The arrows struck me in the chest and thigh, and I felt a strong repulsive force and pain from the blows. It was quite a bit of damage, but not enough to slow me down.
I jumped from three meters away and the Archers drew their bows back to attack again. Before they could let loose their arrows, I struck the Archer on the left.
As the first Archer cried out in pain and was forced back from the blow, the other Archer came at me from behind with the arrow in its hand.
“You’re not the elf from that movie, what are you doing?” The moleman reminded me of that archer elf from that one movie. (TN: he means Legolas.)
The moleman was huge for an archer, over two meters tall. I reached out with my left hand to block its attack.
The moleman growled and pushed with all of its might, but couldn’t move from my grasp.
“Is that all you’ve got?”
The moleman growled in anger.
“I’m busy so I’ll have to end this here.” I kept him in my left hand and stabbed him three times with my spear. The moleman fell to its knees after the third attack, before vanishing.
I turned from the spot and jumped right on top of the first Archer. I kept my feet on its chest and stabbed it with my spear, killing it.
“If I could do this much here…I guess that means other high-grade dungeons shouldn’t be too hard, either.” They may have been archer classes with low DEF and HP, but they were still high leveled dungeon monsters of a high-grade dungeon. The EXP I just gained was higher than any of the other monsters I’d hunted.
“Heh. Awesome.” I raised my Harrier and rushed into a larger horde of monsters.
Twelve hours after Lee Jiwon entered the King-Emperor’s Tomb…
Mongolia’s Burkhan Mountain was a sacred mountain that held the tomb of Genghis Khan and was believed to be the warlord’s birthplace. While Mongolia had a smaller population than most countries, many still do visit the mountain. For the entrance to the Tomb to be discovered in twelve hours was actually quite late. However, once it was discovered, news of it travelled quickly, and soon reached the ears of many guilds. As the guilds around the world mobilized teams to investigate, they quickly stopped once they heard which guilds already were involved, guilds no one wished to antagonize.
Wai Chung had his son, Weiban, and a thousand of the Cheng Long Guild’s elites secure the Tomb.
Song Myungsoo also had his daughter, who had just returned from Siberia, go with 4,500 of the Sunbin Guild’s elites to Mongolia.
Japan’s Nayuta Guild also joined in, not willing to be outdone by the other Asian giants, and sent 6,000 elites, all led by its guild master.
Lee Jiwon had no idea that three powerful guilds were moving in on him, all with the goal to secure the Rank 10 reward!