Chapter 32: Chapter 31: The Rank 8 Item, Part III
After I bought a 10-slot and 20-slot inventory item, I wanted to aim for a 30-slot, but the price jump from a million golden rings to 10 million golden rings was just too high, and made it just about impossible for me to do so.
What normal person carried around ten million golden rings? It was just way too expensive.
I selected the 10-slot inventory item for now.
“The inventory item costs 100,000 golden rings. With the 20% discount of your VIP card, your total today comes out to 80,000 golden rings.”
I handed over the 80,000 golden rings.(1)
I opened up my inventory and put in the leftover 18,355 golden rings I had after the smithy visit and from buying the inventory box.
“Whew…I finally bought an inventory. Equipment aside, carrying golden rings was even more uncomfortable. I have an inventory now, so I should buy some potions just in case.”
I backed out from the inventory menu and looked up potions.
[Low-grade health potion (Rank 1)
Heals 10,000 points of health over 60 seconds upon use.
55 golden rings]
[Mid-grade health potions (Rank 1)
Heals 50,000 points of health over 60 seconds upon use.
250 golden rings]
[High-grade health potion (Rank 1)
Heals 100,000 points of health over 60 seconds upon use.
450 golden rings]
I selected five high-grade health potions because of my large amount of health.
“The potions cost 2,250 golden rings. With your 20% discount, your total comes out to 1,800 golden rings.”
“I want to buy some other things, too. Search for Shining potions!”
[Shining low-grade health potion (Rank 2)
Heals 10,000 health points at once upon use.
300 golden rings]
[Shining mid-grade health potion (Rank 2)
Heals 50,000 health points at once upon use.
1,300 golden rings]
[Shining high-grade health potion (Rank 2)
Heals 100,000 health points at once upon use.
2,500 golden rings]
“Shining potions are much more expensive.”
Normally, you could use regular potions just fine, but in emergency or dangerous situations, you had to use Shining potions.
Sure they were expensive, but when you compared the cost to dying, they were well worth it.
“I’ll buy two Shining high-grade health potions.”
“Yes. Two Shining high-grade health potions cost 5000 golden rings, but with your 20% discount they come out to 4,000 golden rings. Your total today comes out to 5,800 golden rings.”
I handed over the 5,800 golden rings and received the seven potion bottles that I just bought.
While the Red Orc Ruby belt healed my health by 50 points per second and the orb healed 500 points per second, it was better to prepare for the worst, and I bought as many potions as I could.
“Is that it for now? Oh, that’s right! I need bread and water.”
An inventory takes anything you can get from monsters.
You can even put in cell phones, radios, and other similar modern world products. However, large items such as cars and motorcycles can’t be put into inventories.
You have to learn subspace magic in order to store those kinds of items.
Earth food can’t be put into inventories, either.
Meat, kimchi, rice, cooked meals, and water can’t go into inventories. Instead, the only types of food that can be stored in inventories are bread and drinks sold in the Stores.
This made it important to buy bread and drinks from Stores and store them in inventories before dungeon hunting or exploring. Of course, they were also expensive…
“I’ll also buy fifty bread and fifty beverages.”
One loaf of bread was enough to keep you full for a day. One bottle of beverage was also enough to quench your thirst for a day.
“Bread and beverages cost 100 golden rings each. Fifty bread and fifty beverages, totaling 100 items. It comes out to 10,000 golden rings, but with your 20% discount, your total is 8,000 golden rings.”
“Looks like I’m spending all of my golden rings today.”
South Korea was about to implode and here I was, making most of my golden rings disappear along with it…
“Still, I can’t do without any of these.”
I opened my inventory to see I still had 12,555 golden rings left. I took out 8,000 and handed them over to Sing.
“Thank you very much.” I bid Sing farewell and left the general store.
[-4555 golden rings
-High grade health potions x5
-Shining high grade potions x2
-Orb of Vitality
-Remaining slots x4]
“Good.” With this much, I could last anywhere for a month with no problems.
I went back down to the first floor towards the smithy.
Anton, Marie, and even Batum were standing outside the smithy.
“Lee Jiwon.” Anton called out to me with a serious look on his face.
“What? What’s wrong?”
“Kekeke.” His expression suddenly turned mischievous and cackled.
“What…what is it?” I felt a little out of place with his sudden changes in demeanor.
“You’re such a cool guy! You’re not overdoing it lately, are you? You really ought to take it slow.”
He then took something out.
“This is my present to you. It’s Atikun tea. I don’t have much of it, so I try to save it as much as I can.”
It was the tea that Anton first served when I came to the Store for the first time after I became a deva.
“Heh.” I completely understood why Anton was giving this tea to me.
They may not know exactly who I or any other Earthling was personally, but they had the ability to check the points of everyone they came across. Since I had just become the first to find a dungeon and defeat its boss, I had probably just amassed a large number of points.
As I used Anton’s Store, Anton would likely receive a large amount of points, as well.
“Are you bribing me?”
“I am not bribing you! This is just a present between friends. Hmph! Let’s go, Marie.” Anton jumped at my bribe question and walked away, dragging Marie with him.
As they were leaving, Marie turned around and bowed slightly to me. I gave a small bow in return.
Once Anton and Marie disappeared from sight, I turned to Batum.
“Here is your repaired armor and weapon.”
“Thank you very much. Item check!”
[Orc Champion’s Unexpectedly Strong Greatsword (Rank 3)
Greatsword wielded by an orc champion. Crafted by orc craftsmen and forged with the majority of the orcs’ steel. Although crafted with poor-grade steels and shoddy craftsmanship, the weapon itself came out better than expected.
Attack speed decrease by 25%
Penetration increase by 47
Critical change increase by 1.7%, critical damage increase by 112%
STR increase by 40
Requirements: minimum of 400 STR to equip
Durability : 750/750
Damage : Increase by 45]
[Orc Champion’s Armor (Rank 2)
Armor worn by an orc champion. It looks like it was made with crude craftsmanship but seems to provide sufficient defense.
Decrease movement speed by 7%
Chance to avoid critical hits by 35%
Increase VIT by 20
Durability : 200/200
Increase DEF by 200, increase MDEF by 9]
The durability of the armor and weapon had been restored to full.
“Good! Equip all!”
I equipped the greatsword as my primary weapon, and equipped the armor and set it so that it was invisible to sight.
“Open Stat Menu! Open Equipment Menu!”
[Name: Lee Jiwon
Level: 32 Death count: 0
Title: Earth’s First Deva
HP: 722,500/722,500 MP: 122,500/122,500
Strength: 1,465 Agility: 1,525 Vitality: 1,425
Willpower: 1,225 Intelligence: 1,225
Residual Stat Points: 340
Special Effects: Luck Boost (X+ 1), immune from all status effects, Dungeon Seeker 1 point
Physical attack: 4,845 Physical Defense: 1,545
Magical attack: 3,675 Magical Defense: 1,234]
Weapon: Orc Champion’s Unexpectedly Strong Greatsword (Rank 3)
Armor: Orc Champion’s Armor (Rank 2)
Accessories: Red Orc Tribe’s Ruby Encrusted Belt (rank 6)]
Equipping the one belt changed my Stat Menu completely.
My critical rate and critical damage stats didn’t show on my stat menu, but they were arguably my most important stats, and the belt was probably the best boost to those stats right now.
“Anyway, I really want to hurry and reach level fifty so I can learn at least 1 skill. I still have a month, no, more like twenty-nine days left until I can see another monster. It’s going to be tough to learn a new skill,” I thought out loud.
I had no choice since the dungeon’s blessing was going to prevent me from entering another dungeon for twenty-nine more days!
No, we don’t know where or how he carried them, either. 80k rings would have filled a large backpack, and probably weighed something near to half a ton. He probably put them in his pants pockets or something, yeah.