Chapter 27: Chapter 26: First Boss Monster Hunting, Part V
“Grr! Rahh! I’ll tear you apart, limb from limb. Grr! Rage Slam!”
Enraged, the orc raised his giant blade once more and slashed down. The power of this attack was obviously greater than that of the other attacks and I rolled backwards to evade it.
The blade came crashing down to where I was standing and left a fifty-centimeter deep crater.
“Hoo~… good thing I dodged, but it looks like this guy knows how to use skills, as well. If only I had just one attack or movement speed on me, this fight would be so much easier…”
The best thing for me in this situation would have been ice magic.
I was already using my much higher AGI to inflict more damage than he was doing to me.
If there was ice magic put into the mix and slowing down the orc as well, the fight would be so much easier for me. I would be able to dodge the orc’s attacks gracefully, instead taking his blows head-on.
“But the problem here is that I can’t get any skills right now.”
“Grr. You bastard, you’re like a fly! Rahh. Enraging Consumption!”
Missing his attack again must have enraged him even more, and caused him to activate another skill.
The orc’s black eyes flashed a bright red color and his body oozed a red haze.
“Phew…looks like I managed to lower his health to more than half.”
I had watched enough raid videos of the Bukhan Mountain dungeon’s boss that I knew what the Red Orc Champion’s attack patterns were.
The orc used the Enraging Consumption skill only when his health points dropped below fifty percent. The skill increased his attack and movement speed, and his physical attack power, while decreasing his physical defense.
“Grrrrr!” The Red Orc Champion, the red haze surrounding his body, charged in. Rather than retreating, I met his charge head-on.
We came into contact with each other in the middle of the room with a resounding boom. From there, we were putting everything we had into trying to push the other away.
“Ugh. That buff of yours made you way too strong.”
I felt a repulsion stronger that was much stronger than before. I was being pushed back in terms of strength, and I was slowly shoved backwards, my feet sliding on the floor.
I couldn’t just let him push me like that, and I head-butted the orc’s chest. It must have had some effect, as the orc seemed to be pushing less.
I head-butted the orc’s chest a few times more until the orc gave up and retreated.
“That’s right. Let’s do this until only one of us is left standing!”
I lifted my greatsword and charged once more at the orc. The orc retaliated and swung his blade at me, but I didn’t dodge the attack and let it hit my shoulders.
I winced at the burning pain in my shoulder, but I kept going and slashed with the intent to cut him to pieces.
“Snort! Grrahh!!!!” The bastard must have felt some pain as well, as he roared out. Consumed in rage, the orc didn’t dodge my attack either and swung his blade in retaliation.
Pow! Pow! Clang!
Another dogfight started. I knew that all I could do was to continue fighting, and did not retreat.
I kept attacking the orc without dodging or blocking, hitting the orc harder each time he hit me.
If I didn’t have room to swing my sword, I stomped on the orc’s foot and head-butted the orc in the chest.
When our swords locked into each other, I bit into the orc’s wrist. I fought so hard that I felt like I wasn’t me anymore.
During my past eight years as a deva, I had never hunted or fought with this kind of ferocity before.
In my school days, I may have run around with other orphan kids and gotten into trouble, but I had never gotten into brawls like this.
I bit and tore at the orc, wondering if I always had this capability of violence and boldness inside of me all along.
I roared as if a beast inside of me had awoken. The Red Orc Champion replied with a roar of his own.
I quickly took another glance at my health and fatigue.
After one whole hour of fighting, I still had plenty of health and fatigue.
“Phew. It’s about time to end this fight.”
The boss was much tougher than I had initially expected.
I knew now that soloing a four-man boss was not easy, and was not the wisest decision. But I had no intention of backing down now.
I decided to end the fight now, no matter who would be left standing.
“Before that, I should take that low-grade health potion, just in case.”
[You have used a low-grade health potion.
Health will be restored by 10,000 points over 60 seconds.]
It was only 10,000 health points and it was going to be over a long 60 seconds, but I took it just in case I needed the extra health. There was also a small chance that I could lose to the orc and I didn’t want to bet on that.
“Let’s finish this!”
“Grr. Come on! Grr.”
I slammed once more into the Red Orc Champion.
Twenty minutes later…
There was a crash as the mighty orc fell over, bleeding everywhere.
After more than an hour, the fight had finally ended!
[You have leveled up.]
[You have leveled up.]
[You have leveled up.]
“Yeeessss! I won! I soloed a boss!”
The level up message alerts came up as the red orc champion fell to the ground. It was only then that I realized that I won the fight.
I collapsed to the floor.
“Wow. 17 levels at once! I guess that makes sense….”
In the raid videos I watched, I noticed that the four participants were always high leveled. I’m sure there were some opposite situations that I didn’t know about, but according to what I’ve heard and watched, the raids were never run by lower-than adequate people.
This was my first boss fight victory, but I knew for sure now. Bosses were not to be underestimated!
“This was a huge mistake. I didn’t even have any skills to use in the raid and thinking that I could win just by stats alone was stupid. I can see now why the raid needs at least four people.”
I opened a window to show my health and fatigue status, and sighed in relief when I saw them. I had managed to survive with a little over 95k health left!
I got up and went over to where the Legendary Red Orc Champion’s body was sprawled, even as it faded away.
“Oh. It’s an accessory!”
In place of the Red Orc Champion’s body were 100,000 golden rings, and a belt. This was, of course, a small amount compared to how much work I had just put into killing the boss.
But there was a bluish light surrounding the belt, telling me ‘quality over quantity!’
Rank 1-3 items did not shine with any sort of light like that.
Rank 4-6 items did shine with a bluish light; Rank 7 items shone orange, Rank 8-9 shone red, and Rank 10 items shone purple.
These lights were sometimes known as common, magic, rare, unique, and legendary. Devas called them white items, blue items, orange items, red items, and purple items. Their actual labels were Rank 1 items, Rank 2-9 items, and Rank 10 items.