Chapter 123: Chapter 122: India? Part II
The busiest city I’d ever been to, in my past life and current, was Seoul. While Macau was full of people and tourists coming to try their luck at gambling and pleasure, it didn’t compare to Seoul. However, that changed when I set foot in Mumbai.
“We have 100 Shudra (TN: worker caste; lowest of the four Hindu castes) caste devas available! We have luggage porters, servants and menial labor workers!”
“We have many tank, supporter, and healer-role Shudra devas available for hire! Choose whatever role you need at a very low cost!”
“We are recruiting gatherers for our workshop! It’ll only be a five-year contract and we’ll train you to be professional material gatherers! After five years, we will offer a freelance contract!”
“By mandate of the Behi-Kinant Guild, the Puni-am Guild is recreating mercenaries to protect the Sanjay Gandhi area from monsters! You must be over level 400, regardless of role! We are also recruiting devas of the Shudra caste! You will provided a steady salary and be paid bonuses according to your abilities!”
I couldn’t get over the amount of mortals and devas shouting here and there as soon as I stepped off the teleporter. India hadn’t garnered that much more interest than Africa; I had no idea it would be like this.
“Blink 1. Blink 2.”
I quickly Blinked to the roof of a far off building to get away from the crowd. I needed to find the hidden dungeon as fast as possible.
“Wait, I may be in Mumbai now, but I have no idea where Koliwada is. I guess I should grab a taxi.” It would be faster if I headed on foot, but I had no idea where to start. I jumped off the roof to the ground and made my to the outskirts of Mumbai. I walked further along to get away from the bustling crowd and hailed a cab.
“Hey there. Do you know where Koliwada is?”
“Of course I do. Get in; it’s only twenty km from here.”
That wasn’t that far. I got in the cab.
“Bombai is, ah, excuse me. The locals call Mumbai Bombai. Anyway, Bombai is so small and yet there are so many people.”
“I can see that.”
“Bombai is controlled by the Behi-Kinant Guild, which is made entirely up of Kshatriyas (TLN: the ruling and military caste). But here…” The driver kept chattering along even though I kept silent. I think he was talking about castes that I had learned a little about in school, but I didn’t really understand what he was saying.
“And so, the Sahtashwi, Behi-Kinant, and the Lavi Guilds are the three guilds that control India.”
“The Lavi Guild?” He mentioned the one guild I knew about.
“That’s right. That guild is the Vaishyas caste guild (TLN: merchant caste).”
“I see.” I was taken aback when he said that the Lavi Guild was one of the strongest guilds in India. In the past, the Lavi Guild had disappeared, and Lagus Arman had resurfaced as the commander of the Liberation Army.
As I listened to the driver chatter on, we soon arrived close to a large river.
“This is Marve Village, and the river is the Manori Creek. You’ll have to take the ferry to cross it. There have been several devas that attempted to cross the four kilometer-wide river, but the current is very strong. It’s safer to just take the ferry.”
“I see. Thank you.” I followed the driver’s advice and entered the ferry terminal, but came right back out. “How does it make sense for a ferry to run once a day?” When the employee inside said that the ferry had already left, I just took a map and left.
“Hmm…here it is.” The Oosara(?) Waterfalls were northwest of Koliwada. Koliwada wasn’t an island, but I would have to go all the way around the Manori Creek to get to the district. I walked down the riverbed and scanned the other side of the river.
“Can I do it?” It would take more than ten hours to go around the river. I didn’t want to waste my time doing that. I could easily make the swim, but I noticed a boulder and several buoys floating in the middle of the river.
“Let’s try it.” I walked a few steps back and sprinted. At the very last second, I jumped thirty meters into the air before landing hard on the first buoy. The buoy broke at the impact but I quickly jumped again before it sank.
I jumped from buoy to buoy but they weren’t in good condition and I came very close to falling into the water.
“Blink 1.” I quickly Blinked over to the boulder sticking out of the river. I gathered my strength before leaping off of it and jumped over to another buoy. I crossed another two kilometers, bounding from buoy to buoy. With about 500 m left, I Blinked one last time. It brought me over to Koliwada without a single drop of water on my shoes.
“Heh.” I turned around and looked at the four-kilometer wide river I had just crossed. If I hadn’t had two Blinks, I would have fallen in.
“Ah…Agility. If it were over 10,000 ,I could have ran across the water.” I wanted more Stat points now.
“I should work even harder.” I turned around and sprinted for the waterfall.
As soon as Lee Jiwon disappeared into the wind, the grass and plants near Marve Village swayed, even though the village was five kilometers away from the river. Two men whispered to each other after they witnessed what had just happened.
“Damn… is that even possible?”
“We already know how strong Lee Jiwon is, but that’s not the problem here?”
“You idiot, you didn’t notice anything strange?”
“What’s so strange about him jumping from buoy to buoy to cross the river?”
“Ugh. He’s a fighter class.”
“Doesn’t everyone already know that?”
“He used Blink as well.”
“Yeah. It’s already assumed that he has an equip that has the Blink skill. That’s why he can use it as a fighter class. It’s probably a Rank 8 or 9 item.”
“Exactly. How many times did he just use it?” asked the captain of the Second Recon team of the Sahtashwi Guild.
“He used it…once and then…oh shit!” The other man’s eyes widened in shock. “Twice?”
“Yes, he used it twice. I doubt that he was hiding the second Blink.”
“Then that means he either learned the skill, or got another item that gave him the skill?”
“That’s right. But Lee Jiwon is definitely a fighter class. He has never used a magic skill before. It has to be an item effect.”
“He has two Blink items? Just him? Isn’t he a loner?”
The Blink skill was invaluable in battle. If an item that had the Blink skill as an effect showed up in the marketplace, it would be bought up in an instant.
“That’s why it doesn’t make sense.”
“What should we do? Should we chase after him?”
“No. We can’t get within five kilometers of him.”
“Then we’re going to lose him. He has that item that prevents us from surveilling him.”
“We lost him once he crossed the river.” The captain decided to leave it at that. It wasn’t worth it if they got careless and were discovered. “We’re turning back.”
The two men carefully got up from their spots and started to leave. The captain turned back to look where Lee Jiwon had disappeared before leaving.
-Lee Jiwon is a tahj. He can’t be a Godkiller, or even try to become one. Why is he here? I doubt he’s here as a tourist.-
However, all he could do now was to report what he saw and quickly leave the scene.
(Editor’s Note: If anyone knows what a tahj is, we’d like to know, too!)
“Huh. They left. I thought they would follow me.” I didn’t notice them when I arrived at Mumbai, but I realized I had a tail when I got in the cab. I didn’t confront them, however, as all they were doing was following me. I didn’t want to make a scene in a different country, either.
“I’ll be out of your hair in a month or two. Don’t get your panties in a twist just because I’m here.”
“Wow…” I arrived at the Oosara Waterfall about twenty-five minutes later. It wasn’t big or strong, but the surrounding area was pretty enough. (TN: Probably why I couldn’t find it on Google…)
“So this is it!” I was shaking in excitement. I wanted to hurry up and find the hidden dungeon so I could get the four points.
The surrounding area was monster territory, and there were no other mortals or devas in sight. I quickly made my way under the small fall and started knocking around on the rock wall.
==[You have satisfied the prerequisites.]==
==[You have discovered the hidden dungeon under the Oosara Falls.]==
==[You may now decide if you wish to reveal the Oosara Falls’ Hidden Dungeon or keep it hidden.
Reveal: Others may also enter the hidden dungeon. (Those under dungeon blessings are allowed.) Maximum of two months allowed in Oosara Falls’ Hidden Dungeon.
Conceal: Only the discoverer may enter the hidden dungeon. (Those under dungeon blessings are allowed.) Maximum of one month allowed in Oosara Falls’ Hidden Dungeon.
Discoverer is granted 20% more EXP, item drop rate and golden ring drop rate.
==[The entrance to the Oosara Falls’ Hidden Dungeon will be revealed for two months.]==
==[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 currently have the special, Dungeon Seeker.
You currently have 14 points to Dungeon Seeker. You may receive a bonus after obtaining 20 points.]==
I scanned the messages that appeared with a happy heart. I gripped my spear in my right hand and headed inside.