Chapter 324: Decision 1
Junhyuk had been kicked the hell out by Eunseo since she started her training. Because his equipment was better than before, even when she landed a critical, it only did 10 percent of damage.
Kilraden’s counter landed for 30 percent, so compared to him, she had a long way to go. For one, Eunseo did not have any weapons, so she was attacking with her basic stats. Kilraden’s damage was also superior to hers because he was a champion.
Junhyuk told her to focus on the bracelet that absorbed mana, to counterattack while focusing on the mana.
What was surprising was that Eunseo was able to read the flow of mana for her power on her third try, and after that, she did it every time. However, she couldn’t control the structure of the mana flow.
Junhyuk told her about his own absorption of mana through the living spirit, and he also told her about how mana moved and where it stayed. All he could do was explain things to her. There was no way to train her on what he told her.
Everything was very abstract.
He hoped she would focus on absorbing mana. Sora, without even knowing much about mana, had combined her power with it while using her power over and over to evolve it. Because of that, Junhyuk believed that mana would make Eunseo stronger.
Sarang also trained with them, focusing mainly on her heal training, and Junhyuk thought there was no way for him to know how far Sarang’s powers would evolve.
To begin with, Sarang was now able to heal five people at once, and now she was focusing on increasing the amount she healed. To test out her power, she wanted Junhyuk’s health to drop first, so while Eunseo counterattacked him, Sarang joined up with her.
Sarang’s regular electric arrow’s damage had increased, and she was also training on how to shoot them off continuously. With both women attacking him, Junhyuk would sometimes lose half of his health.
Still, he wouldn’t let them both beat him senseless without trying to defend himself. He dodged the first electric arrow before getting hit by the second. After his health had lowered, Sarang tried her healing power.
At this point, Sarang’s healing power could heal him for 25 percent of his health at once. It also looked like his equipment was helping the amount healed because it had a lot of health boosts.
During the weekend, he supervised their training, so he had to sleep less to be able to train himself. After Sarang and Eunseo left to go home, he stayed up alone, training the single-point explosion and acceleration.
He still couldn’t combine the single-point explosion with the Spatial Slash, but he would get better.
After training alone, he decided to rest for a while. About that time, Sarang would be going to school, and Eunseo would be heading to Guardians. Eunseo’s schedule was even more strict, as she went to work even on the weekends.
She told him that that weekend she had gone to work and met with representatives of every country. Although she couldn’t be honest with them, she told them she would bring video of the Dark Knight destroying the dimensional tear.
He told her to prepare an online conference on Tuesday, but that he would only be able to start attacking tears after Friday.
He had been thinking about all of those things when he saw Vera’s face appear in front of him.
“Where are you right now?”
He answered calmly, “I’m at the training facility the manager from the Dimensional Battlefield made for me.”
“Nice. Wait a second.”
Vera had many crystal orbs floating around her, and after making some calculations, she said, “Since Artlan sent you the living spirit, I can easily track your coordinates. Also, because management created that place, it can take a dimensional tear appearing without getting destroyed. So, I’ll send it to you right now and explain things in detail after that.”
He had been waiting to hear from her, so he got up expectantly. Suddenly, a dimensional tear appeared right in front of him. Junhyuk felt a little nervous as he watch it form, but then, ten objects dropped from it. They came in pairs, and Vera had sent each pair in a different color.
Junhyuk put his hand forward, grabbed the machines and placed them inside his Spatial Bag.
Tush, tush, tush!
The air seemed to spin, and the flow of mana did the same. The air pressure created a typhoon, and Junhyuk shook his head and brushed the dirt off himself. He had thought the typhoon would destroy the training facility, but the facility remained safe and sound. Nothing had happened to it, and Junhyuk smiled bitterly.
He sat back down, waiting to hear from Vera, and she appeared again, smiling.
“Did you get them?”
“I got five pairs.”
He pulled out a pair from his bag, showed it to her and asked, “How do I operate them?”
“You’ll need mana stones for them. When you look at it, can you see a compartment in the middle of it for mana stones? Just place a mana stone in there, and it’ll do the rest automatically. You’ll need two mana stones. Using it is simple, so just put the mana stones in and press the button to see.”
He nodded heavily.
“How do I know it will work if I put a large mana stone in it?”
He couldn’t just head inside the tears while trusting the machine when it might not work properly.
“Do you see marbles stuck to the mana stone when you place it in there? It has up to ten marbles, so when you put a mana stone from the Dragon’s Valley in, it’ll charge completely. The ones not from the valley won’t charge it fully.”
Junhyuk checked the machine and smiled.
“I earned a lot because of you, so this is a present from me. I won’t tell you how many resources I had to use to get them to you, though.”
Junhyuk realized that to move things through dimensions, one had to spend an enormous amount of resources. He also realized that Artlan gifting him the living spirit had been a massive present.
“I will win the next round as well.”
Junhyuk didn’t think his team would lose. He might die once or twice, but victory would belong to them.
“Then, see you later,” she said and disappeared.
Junhyuk pulled out two of the machines and placed mana stones in them. He had a lot of mana stones now and he did not want to sell them. He used two mana stones that he got from killing twin-headed ogres. They cost $50 million each, and when he put them in, only three marbles shone.
“Spending $100 million will only give me three charges?”
Honestly, he didn’t think it was expensive. The machine worked in every dimension, and each charge only cost him $33 million.
He exited the training facility, showered and walked out into the living room. His phone rang, and when he checked the number, he saw he had five missed calls, all from Jeffrey.
He picked up the phone.
“I want to see you.”
“Have you been to a monster area?”
“I got some things I can use this time.”
Junhyuk realized that Jeffrey was overconfident. The monsters in the monster areas didn’t threaten Junhyuk, so he wasn’t worried.
Was Jeffrey aware of where Junhyuk was coming from?
“What do you want to show me?”
“Don’t you want to see?”
Junhyuk couldn’t understand Jeffrey’s mysterious attitude.
“Meet me at the Paju house. In two hours?”
He headed to Paju, which only took him an hour. Inside, he saw all the nice furniture he had, but the house looked empty since he hadn’t been living there.
“Should I sell it?”
Junhyuk was thinking seriously about it. He worried about whether he should own an empty house. Then, he went to the garden.
Nowadays, he had his own private training facility, but he remembered digging the ground around the house to make himself some training grounds. He opened the door and looked inside it. It was empty. The manager had moved the trees to his new training facility.
While he looked around the training grounds, Jeffrey showed up. He was looking through the open door, and when he spotted Junhyuk, he jumped down.
“Did you wait long?”
He looked at Jeffrey, and Jeffrey smiled.
“I have a favor to ask you.”
Junhyuk was trying to make Jeffrey an ally, so he answered, “Sure.”
Jeffrey hadn’t expected that answer, so he stared straight at Junhyuk and said, “Spar with me.”
Junhyuk’s expectations had been correct, and he laughed. Jeffrey could now summon B-ranked monsters, and he was brimming with confidence.
“Sure, but I’ll go all out. If you don’t want to die, prepare yourself.”
Jeffrey nodded heavily and put his hand forward, summoning four monsters. Junhyuk hadn’t expected that. There was a twin-headed ogre, an elidra, a porcupine-looking monster with thorns all over his body, and a giant snake.
Junhyuk felt that they were all at about the same level, and he was about to use his full strength like he had promised. So, he summoned all of his equipment, and Jeffrey smiled.
“You are trusting me more now.”
He did not answer Jeffrey. Instead, he raised his sword. Junhyuk had dealt with twenty-five B-ranked monsters all by himself, and there were only four of them now.
Junhyuk had assigned Jeffrey as a potential ally, but he wanted to know if Jeffrey was worth it and what the difference between them was.
Junhyuk thought about how to kill them, and Jeffrey smiled.
“Then, I’ll go all out as well.”
Jeffrey summoned his own equipment, which looked better than before. Then, extending his hand, he shouted, “My second power! Fury!”
Suddenly, the four monsters grew by half their original sizes, and their bodies turned red.
Junhyuk was shocked. He could guess what that power did. Fury increased the strength of summoned monsters, and Junhyuk would find out what kind of power they had now.
He readied the single-point explosion. Junhyuk was in the habit of using the single-point explosion before the Spatial Slash now, and he raised the Blood Rune Sword.