Chapter 6: Chapter 5: The Luckiest Man, Part Two
[Title: Earth’s First Deva
Title granted to the first deva of Earth’s Otadonal stage.
Grants 10 bonus skill points]
Stat points were important, sure, but skill points were worth more. You needed skill points to learn and use skills!
Normally, when you became a deva, you started with 10 basic skill points, and you gained an additional skill point for every 50 levels you gained.
If you were level 500, you would have 20 in all, including the 10 points you started off with.
Obviously, you needed skill points to learn skills!
Most skills required 1 skill point, but rare or unique skills would require 2 or 3 skill points, sometimes more.
You could also gain skills that could temporarily boost your stats. There were also skills that could raise your critical chance, critical damage output, or anything that could alter the flow of a battle. With such a high demand for skills, it was no wonder that skill points were in short supply.
You had to choose the skills you learned carefully!
If you were a mage, for example, there were different types of magic you could learn: fire, ice, wind, earth, and lightning. Choosing one and focusing on that single skill tree was the wisest choice.
If you mixed up the types of magic you learned, you wouldn’t be able to progress higher in the skill tree and were unable to receive the synergy effect that you would get from choosing only one type.
“Open skill menu!”
Unused skill points: 20
Passive skill: none
Active skill: none]
“I have 20 skill points. 20 points at level 0!”
I was honestly happier about this than the 200 stat points I received.
The fact that I could obtain one more skill than anyone else made me happy. And I was actually thankful to the Black Claw Panther for keeping all this to himself.
It felt like receiving a gift and finding another inside.
Ding ding! The alert went off in my head.
You may now participate in a hidden event.
The alert woke me up from my little celebration of having 200 stat points and 10 skill points.
“Huh? There’s more to this?”
Everything I had now was cheating. I was actually cheating at this point!
[-Who Will Be the Fastest Deva of All!
All inhabitants have completed the test stage and have entered the Otadonal stage. Find the person holding the record of the fastest deva transformation!
Participation requirements: Must be an inhabitant of a world in the Otadonal stage.
Description: Only one winner out of all current inhabitants. The person to become a deva the fastest will be the only one to receive the event’s rewards. Beat this person’s record to receive the rewards.
Current 1st place record: 3 hours 27 minutes 41.9755 second
Lee Jiwon’s record: 2.1777 seconds]
[- Congratulations. You now hold the fastest record in the “Fastest deva” event. You may choose one of the following buffs and will continue to receive the effects until your record is broken.
1. Skill cooldown reduced by 30%
2. Critical chance raised by 5%, critical damage raised by 200%
3. Receive 2 additional stat points upon leveling up. (When the record is beaten and the effect is removed, you will lose all bonus stat points. If there are no available unused stat points, points will be removed from the highest stat.)
4. Drain 3.5% of enemies HP
5. Luck boost. X + 1 (X equals the luck of the current luckiest inhabitant.]
I could only gasp as I read the message screen in front of me.
“What is it with these overpowered options?”
I gaped as I looked over every single option.
They weren’t really permanent effects, sure, and there was still a chance they could be removed, but after comparing my record with the previous one, I wasn’t worried.
“As long as they don’t go back in time like me!… But what should I pick?”
They were all so appealing and the inflexibility nearly made me stress out with indecisiveness.
“Still, Option 3’s additional 2 stat points isn’t worth it, huh?”
Sure, it didn’t look like anyone could break my record anytime soon, but Option 3 just seemed wasteful.
“Why is it just one? I should be able to pick three; no, even two would be great. Ahhhh!”
Unconsciously, I felt my eyes drift to Option 2.
The 5% increase in crit rate and 200% increase in crit damage would be like receiving the effects of a rank 8 or above accessory for free!
“But…maybe I should go with Option 5.”
The choices I eyed first were 1, 2, and 4.
I would feel the effects right away. But luck was more tempting.
The difference in number 5 and the other choices was that I wouldn’t have to specially plan out or cater to it. I would always be one point higher than whoever had the highest luck. I wouldn’t have to do anything special; I would always be the luckiest person!
The stat menu didn’t have a Luck counter. You couldn’t increase your luck through points; rather, you had the choice of using items to boost your overall luck.
Since using those items to boost luck by a few points didn’t really have a visible effect, I and most other devas didn’t care about luck.
It usually required all your time and focus to get an item with active effects, and luck items were costly just because they had luck attributes added to them. This made luck items a luxury, and usually a waste.
Of course, the real reason was that no one really had the funds to buy them.
“Well… that just means luck is that important, right?”
To us mid-class devas, slightly increasing Luck didn’t yield direct results and we didn’t care about it. But there were others; those that had taste of real luck and cultishly sought after luck items and spent their resources and stats towards increasing their luck.
Luck items that would show up on the marketplace were the favorites of the wealthy and powerful, and luck items that actually had a use or were laced with luck caused a fervor at marketplace auctions.
To be honest, I called those events a load of crap… although, it was really because I was jealous that I would never be able to participate, and could only look on, like a street urchin at a fruit stall.
A lucky person compared to a normal person could have any of the following happen: hit with more critical hits even though their critical chance was the same; looting from the same monster could yield an extra golden ring; opening the same random chest could yield higher rank items or more golden rings; or you might be able to learn a higher ranked skill or random skill. Luck meant that all your worldly desires could just fall into your lap at any time.
It was easy to overlook it if it didn’t provide any visible effects, but luck was ultimately the force that would create your most advantageous environment anywhere!
“If I were only getting 10 or 20 points, I would have picked something else, but Option 5 is telling me that I will always be the luckiest guy, right?”
No matter how many times I thought it over, Option 5 was the choice!
“I choose Option 5!”
[- You have chosen: 5. Luck boost. X + 1(X equals the luck of the current luckiest inhabitant.)
You will receive this effect until someone else breaks your record.]
I opened my stats menu as soon as the message disappeared.
[Name: Lee Jiwon
Level: 0 Death count: 0
Title: Earth’s First Deva
HP: 110000/110000 MP: 22000/22000
Strength: 220 Agility: 220 Vitality: 220
Willpower: 220 Intelligence: 220
Residual stat points: 0
Special Effects: Luck Boost ( x+ 1)
Physical attack: 660 Physical Defense: 220
Magical attack: 660 Magical Defense: 220]
“Ohh… I don’t believe it… This can’t be a level 0 stat menu…”
It was so beautiful, it was like my eyes had turned to stone. I mean, if this were a level 100 stat menu, it would be just average, but this was made up of all free points!
This, this had yielded far better results then I had expected. The first part of my plan had gone perfectly!