Chapter 4: Roderick’s Labyrinth

Chapter 4) Roderick’s Labyrinth

“Kuu, delicious humans have come after a long time. It is possible to finally eat human meat.”

Common flying demons were waiting on the 1st floor of Roderick’s Labyrinth. Weed had been prepared for battle from the moment he came down the stairs so he instantly used a skill.

“Radiant Sword!”

7 eagles flew out and hit the demon soldier’s body!

-The demon henchman Tropiko’s might defence means that only 240 damage is caused.
-The demon henchman Tropiko has been hit in the side. Health has decreased by 267.
-Your sword has hit the demon henchman Tropiko’s wing.

Due to the special protection, health has only been reduced by 37.

The first demon soldier he met had incredible resilience.

“Only this degree…”

It was said that originally intermediate demons existed on the Versailles Continent. The demons were weakened under the influence of the gods and destroyed. That’s why they looked for contractors and took over the body of warlocks. The demons exerted a powerful influence over the land if they were underground and were difficult to subdue.

‘I raised Radiant Sword to this degree and it didn’t even make a scratch.’

The demon soldier wielded a thorn-studded whip.

“This much is ridiculous!”

Weed rolled and avoided the whip. The whip shot out and opened a deep gap in the ground. The demon wielded the whip quickly and the range was also wide so it was fairly difficult to avoid.

There was a sharp, scorpion like sting at the end of the whip and had embedded monster teeth. It had a paralysing ability when hit directly.

-Collateral damage has been received.

Damage has been reduced due to your high perseverance.

Health has decreased by 532.

-A spirit has contaminated your body.

It can cause a disease.

Your body’s ability to heal itself is reduced.

The whip attacked from a distance and shaved away at Weed’s health and combat power.

“You can’t continue to run away like a rat.”

“We’ll see soon.”

“All humans are similar. They have no sense.”

Weed didn’t both talking about the distant future. The paladins from the Freya and Lugh Churches have finally descended the stairs.

“Evil that defies the will of the Gods!”

“Catch it!”

The brave paladins received the priests’ blessings and jumped forward.

“The troublesome believers have come!”

Nevertheless, the momentum was still with the demon soldier. It wasn’t possible to deal a blow to the demon with ordinary weapons. Holy power was a demon’s natural enemy but it was level 500 so the soldier wouldn’t die that easily. It alone could be a boss class monster!

Even the attacks from the paladins were weakened so the demon soldier received significantly reduced damage.

“Deny the god you believe in. Holy Corruption!”

The demon soldier used a magic to reduce the ability of the paladins. It didn’t weaken the paladin’s physical power but their holy magic. A paladin with weak faith would have lower skills and eventually there was a risk of betrayal.

“Hand of Oppression!”

The demon brandished the whip in its right hand and grabbed the air with its left. And a paladin floated in the air like he was caught by a giant hand.

Kwadududuk.

The paladin’s shield and armour was crushed by a strong pressure!

“Dirty Soul Fragment!”

An explosion occurred in front of the demon soldier and spread all over the place. The wide area attack skill made it difficult for the paladins.

“This body has returned to the Goddess.”

“Kneeling due to evil…”

2 paladins from the Freya Church had already been killed. The paladins systematically fought in a formation but the magic and whip attack from the demon was very intense. Furthermore, it was difficult for them to even concentrate on attacking.

“I should’ve expected it to be like this from the beginning. Not many paladins and priests have entered yet. Van Hawk, Torido!”

Weed called his subordinates. He had wanted to avoid summoning a Death Knight and Vampire Lord if possible. If the paladins and priests saw them then their morale would weaken. They were worse enemies so an adverse effect would occur despite Weed’s high leadership. But defeating the demon right now was more pressing.

“Go fight!”

“Understood, Master.”

Van Hawk rushed to the front as soon as he appeared. The Death Knight had the same attribute as the enemy. And the demon was a strong monster but it couldn’t be compared to Barkhan. Van Hawk also grew as his battle experience accumulated.

“That is a demon soldier. Master…beautiful girls coming to a place like this.”

Torido mumbled and quickly headed to the side of the demon.

A vampire’s battle style was to dazzle the enemy! The priests used this break to heal paladins injured or suffering under a curse. The many priests meant that the wounded soldiers could recover their combat ability quickly. If they didn’t die then combat power could be restored.

The paladins holding their shields and swords continued coming down the stairs until eventually Alveron and Derian arrived. Bahamorg was the last one to enter Roderick’s Labyrinth.

Weed’s plan was to come in first to clear any demons at the entrance. Bahamorg was instructed to enter last in case Weed needed saving.

The priests’ holy magic supported the paladin’s pincer movement and the demon received a cruel blow. The whole place was filled with a holy power as the demon was wrapped in a holy light.

Torido and Van Hawk had played active role in reversing the situation. Now the situation didn’t require them any longer. Weed wanted to raise his two subordinates but he had to give that up due to the priests and paladins entering the labyrinth.

He had to sacrifice something in order to pretend to be good.

“Humans. Disgusting humans have come here!”

The demon swung its whip despite suffering from the paladins and the priests’ holy magic. But it couldn’t last longer once Bahamorg joined and turned grey as its life was lost.

-The demon soldier Tropiko has been destroyed.

Fame has increased by 140 for all those who participated in the battle.

“We finally won.”

Ultimately 3 paladins were sacrificed. It was their first time dealing with a demon and they entered Roderick’s Labyrinth via a narrow staircase so they received quite a bit of damage. It was far more advantageous to gather the priests and paladins together and have them use long ranged holy magic.

But once they entered deeper into the labyrinth, at least 10 or 12 demon soldiers would appear at the same time. Even the Morningstar Guild couldn’t last against 13 demons and were wiped out. And nobody had continued deeper so there was no telling what dangerous places there were.

“I knew there was going to be trouble…it can’t be avoided.”

Weed repaired the armour and sword of the paladins while they were resting. Having the Blacksmith skill in an expedition was essential to maintaining their power.

“Thank you very much. Your Majesty.”

“It is a honour to have you sharpen my sword directly…”

“You have learned skills to punish the wicked and establish justice. I have to do everything I can since you are fighting the demons.”

Weed was able to slightly raise his intimacy with the paladins. Of course, that would only come in handy if the paladins lived.

“Healing Hands.”

“Freya’s Barrier.”

“Protection of Faith!”

Weed led the paladins and started carefully hunting in the labyrinth. It wasn’t difficult to deal with the mutated monsters made by the magician Roderick.

“Bahamorg, lure them.”

“Understood.”

There were many powerful monsters with levels in the late 400s.  Even if the personal power of the paladins and priests were weak, their combat power was a group was outstanding. Recovery magic was available so it was possible to do a quick first aid in a long battle.

There weren’t any monsters that could threaten the group’s lives but they were decent to hunt. The strengthening auras on the paladins also had a significant effect. The Freya Church had a bright purple aura while the Church of Lugh had a white aura. The paladins fought spectacularly while radiating an aura according to their faith.

“Kuwaaaab!”

-You have heard the cry of a fighting spirit.

Energy has awoken in a deep place in your body. Stats will be activated according to the body’s latent potential.

Maximum health has increased.

Mana has greatly increased.

The damage to the enemy will become stronger with every successful attack.

When facing a stronger enemy in a frontal attack, fighting spirit will activate and resilience will improve.

There were many undisclosed places on the continent with high ranking monsters that wasn’t possible to enter. But it wasn’t unusual when this much power was gathered.

“2 people died this time.”

Every time a demon soldier emerged, Weed carefully commanded the paladins but those that showed even a little gap were sacrificed. The level difference between the demons and paladins was too serious.

His brain worked quickly as he tried to find a way to fight against the demons. The weak paladins who judged that they couldn’t avoid death were determined to drag the enemies down with them into hell. Despite fighting defensively, 11 paladins had already died in the labyrinth.

“I need to make sure the paladins don’t decrease…if I can’t find a way to navigate the labyrinth then the damage will only worsen.”

The morale of the paladins had yet to fall. They had confidence in the hero who saved the continent and Weed also had high achievements with the Freya and Lugh Churches.

But once they entered the labyrinth a little deeper, 5~6 demons would emerge. The labyrinth was complicated and difficult to grasp their location. Whenever Weed encountered a crossroad, he would unconditionally select the left path.

“I feel like I should go to the right…but that is unlucky so let’s go to the left.”

Monsters and demons kept on showing up. But there were many times when he returned to a place they had been. The entire labyrinth was filled with spatial distortions, spatial expansions and magic so it was difficult to find a path.

Weed didn’t know where the group was but they seemed to be circling around the labyrinth. As they reached the centre of the labyrinth, there were many crossroads and spatial distortions. They endlessly fought in Roderick’s Labyrinth as they ran out of food and were killed by the monsters and demons.

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Yoo Byung-jin watched the monitor with satisfaction.

“It is really severe this time.”

The Versailles Continent was suffering from the wars between prestigious guilds.  The Hermes Guild temporarily stopped their war but everyone knew it would resume again once preparations were finished. And that time was fast approaching.

In order to compete with the Hermes Guild, other guilds were attempting to occupy more territory. In the meantime, the Embinyu Church was also devastating the continent. Yoo Byung-jin enjoyed Weed’s adventure more than the war.

“If he doesn’t succeed then he’ll be wiped out. And the current probability of success if 0.2% at most.”

The artificial intelligence calculated the odds of Bahamorg, the paladins and priests making it through Roderick’s Labyrinth. Weed was the variable here. Weed’s pure combat ability would slightly increase those odds to 0.23%.

“Final secret sculpting technique quest. It is very difficult and tricky.”

It was a quest that required all of a person’s power. The mobilization of sculptural lifeforms was necessary and Weed should’ve even created more sculptural lifeforms. Even if he did this, the calculated probability of success was approximately 5%.

Yet Weed didn’t many the sculptural lifeforms into Roderick’s Labyrinth for some reason. Yoo Byung-jin thought this plan was reckless and stupid.

“No one has broken through Roderick’s Labyrinth so the true degree of difficulty couldn’t be determined. Sometimes there is no choice but to fail even when every effort is made…anyway, the final secret sculpting technique will die here. There have already been a few other profession related skills buried.”

There were secret techniques for knights, warriors and magicians. The quests for the secret techniques were so difficult that people would go hunting in order to become stronger. They became too caught up in increasing their level.

The quests for the secret techniques of other professions were delayed too long and faded away. There was a large number of secrets on the Versailles Continent but people also played a role.

“Tsk tsk, 3 paladins died this time.”

Yoo Byung-jin was watching a battle against 2 demons on the monitor and 3 paladins had already been killed.

Once the fight started, it was inevitable they would die against the demons’ fierce aggressiveness. It was interesting for Yoo Byung-jin to watch Weed’s forces gradually weaken but it became tedious.

“It should be fascination once half a dozen emerges at once. Many will die then.”

If Weed couldn’t obtain the final secret sculpting technique then he wouldn’t be able to resist the Hermes Guild and would disappear. Even if that happened, Yoo Byung-jin was still having fun. He wanted to see Weed struggle and fight until the end. It was interesting as Weed was driven into an increasingly more extreme situation. The number of enemies increased as they wandered through the Roderick Labyrinth. Even if they found the path, they were likely to be wiped out while wandering around.

It was a situation where there was a deficient of information on how to find the correct path through the labyrinth. It was close to impossible to reach the room where Roderick studied magic.

-Based on Weed’s character and judgement, I’ve calculated his chances of success in this quest.

Yoo Byung-jin sipped his lemon tea and asked comfortably.

“How much is it this time?”

He calculated that the probability of success while commanding Bahamorg and the paladins was approximately 0.2%. This was after a comprehensive analysis of Weed’s judgement, leadership and abilities demonstrated in every adventure so far.

-The probability of Weed suppressing Roderick’s Labyrinth is 46.7%.

“What did you say? Isn’t your calculation incorrect?”

-That is the average number that repeats after calculating it 316,820 times.

“Why is the success probability so high? It is impossible to find a path through the labyrinth.

-After a review of the existing data, Weed can find a way.

“The power of the paladins is too weak to conquer the labyrinth.”

-They will be able to demonstrate more strength under Weed’s leadership. The damage will be minimized and they will gradually expand more power.

“There are a lot of dangerous traps in Roderick’s Labyrinth. Isn’t it possible that they will fall into a trap?”

-Whatever crisis Weed gets into, he will make an unpredictable choice.

Yoo Byung-jin’s mood sharply fell.

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“Ohh, demon henchmen!”

Bahamorg twisted a huge sword. Bahamorg was the only one who could fight against a demon soldier one on one. That wasn’t even possible for Weed unless he used Sculpture Transformation or Sculptural Destruction. The demons could use many types of black magic and curses.

“You are just trash from hell and I will cut your body.”

Bahamorg’s taunt skill!

“A barbarian like you…”

“I won’t kill you smoothly. You will struggle in eternal torment.”

The angry demons brandished their whips towards Bahamorg. Once their magic and curses were concentrated on Bahamorg, they were easier to take care of. The priests showered Bahamorg with healing and blessings so there was no need to worry about the curses.

Bahamorg had a super hard body that deflected attacks and wore the best armour given by Emperor Geihar. He couldn’ receive the concentrated attacks of 2~3 without worry.

Meanwhile the paladins and priests cast holy magic and used their swords as support.

“It can’t be. The other humans…”

“Slaughter them. I have to kill more humans.”

The demons tried to provoke the paladins but Bahamorg persistently interfered.

“You think you can escape from me? Look at the funny sight of you running away with your tail between your leg!”

Bahamorg caught and firmly held 1 demon soldier. The paladins raised their shields and the defence formation meant that their survival rate increased.

“You will be complete annihilated according to Lugh’s will!”

Lugh’s Sword wielded by Derian!

While Bahamorg was defending, Derian would attack. The holy power of the restored Lugh’s Sword made even the demons shy away. They were so busy trying to escape and couldn’t counter-attack against Derian. Weed hadn’t confirmed it but Derian was at least in the mid-500s.

‘If I raise him well then he can play more of a role than Alveron.’

Derian had quick sword skills but most of his strength was based on holy power. He could deal with 2~3 demons by himself but the problem was that the demons avoided Derian.

The blessing magic from Alveron was the best. He sometimes used wide range healing magic. It was dangerous if he cast a holy spell against the demons but he was protected by the paladins.

‘I taught him properly. Nevertheless, a lecture is needed for training.’

Weed understood the characteristics of the paladins and made a formation while utilizing Derian and Alveron. The paladins and priests wouldn’t fight well without leadership. If a priest didn’t cast treatment magic at the appropriate timing then it could be dangerous to the paladins.

But that changed once Weed commanded them.

“Unit 1 will step back after attacking twice and Unit 2 will fill their place. Units 3 and 4 will use a crossbow attack while Unit 5 should be ready with spears to create distractions! Derian will use Lugh’s Sword to disturb the demon soldiers.”

The health and vitality of the demons were gradually shaved under the paladins’ offensive. He commanded the troops against the demons like he was conducting an orchestra. His ability to control the flow of combat like it was music! He thoroughly grasped the characteristics of his subordinates and made them work.

“Unit 7 priests, use holy magic on the right arm of the demon holding the whip!”

The demons possessed high health and excellent defence so it didn’t die in a short amount of time. But their ability to recovery was low compared to their level and aggression so hell wasn’t well populated with them.

However, they exerted merciless power when weakened so the paladins couldn’t relax until they were dead. Weed predicted the movement of the demons and commanded the paladins.

“There are indeed many good points about fighting in a group.”

Weed liked the feeling of leading a massive number of troops and continuously hunting boss class monsters. The demons were strong but they couldn’t face a horde of people. The thing that exerted the maximum force over the demons was holy magic and numerical advantage!

“We have to fight these cunning fellows. Maintain our numerical dominance and isolate them. Paladins, stab your sword in from behind!”

The demons were too intimidating so it was natural for some paladins to become damaged. When the demon was about to die, it would give up its life and recklessly attack. This would kill a few paladins who couldn’t survive even with healing magic. If he didn’t prepare and command the troops properly then the formation would collapse and more people would die.

“30 paladins have already been killed.”

Weed sighed. The demons were very high level and the death of each paladin would cause his contribution to the related religion to fall.

“I’m going to have to prepare a bit more.”

He had prepared basic goods before the paladins entered Roderick’s Labyrinth.

Torches, extra swords, minimal food etc.

He brought enough supplies to endure for 1 month and 10 days. The colossal amount of supplies Weed prepared through Mapan was enough to fill 22 carriages. He didn’t want the group members to die from lack of food or materials. He had to solve Roderick’s Labyrinth and exit before the supplies ran out.

“I have to move more slowly.”

Weed only moved once the paladins and priests had perfect health and vitality. Of course, he still hadn’t found a way to navigate the labyrinth. Even when he returned to a previous place, he still stuck to the left.

‘There are still too many demon soldiers. We need to get used to them.’

There was two methods to get through Roderick’s Labyrinth. One was to quickly visit the centre. The problem was that he didn’t know the path but he could conserve his troops. Weed decided to go around.

‘I have to fight as much as possible. There are too many unknown things about the labyrinth to recklessly rush forward. There must be a clue somewhere so I have to look through every last corner of the labyrinth.’

Jeidun moved extremely slowly and disabled the traps. At every break, the paladins would switch between sleeping or sentry duty.

The carriages Mapan gave him was baggage in the rear. From the beginning he had prepared for living in Roderick’s Labyrinth.

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“Looking for a part to go hunting at Ullenba Lair. I am a level 230 axe warrior and have already hunted there a few times.”

“Does anyone have purple stones? I’m looking for 15 of them. It is essential for the success of enchanting magic.”

“The monsters are dangerous so I’m looking for people to travel with to Rasuru village.

Time passed on the Versailles Continent while Weed wasn’t seen.  The Arpen Kingdom’s territory widened and new buildings rose due to technological development. The ambitious architects challenged themselves to complete one building after another as festivals took place throughout the kingdom.

“Hooray the Arpen Kingdom!”

“The performance to commemorate the completion of the clock tower is starting now.”

“Grass porridge! Grass porridge!”

The Grand Buildings were used to promote the development of the Arpen Kingdom. It was required for users who went hunting or adventuring for a long time to return to the village.

“Is this place the Yusellin village? I think I made a mistake…”

“The walls have widened and there are many people here. How did this village change to a city in a few months?”

“Ah, that is the Alkazar Bridge! They were making it when I left but it seems to be completed already.”

“We can now cross the river using that bridge. Aren’t there many lights on the other side?”

“It is evening so you can’t see it well but a city is being built there.”

Users sometimes stood in the middle of the street with dumb surprise.

“Where do I go if I want to reach the market?”

“What do you want to buy?”

“A leather trimming tool for my bag.”

“Oh, there is a leather specialist store in the South Square. The larger shopping centre is in the east but it will be difficult to find simple things there.”

“Thank you very much.”

The development speed was just as quick as Morata in the past as the entire Arpen Kingdom changed. If the kingdom developed then the capital Morata would prosper even more. It was an obvious choice for beginners to start in the north.

“The King of the Arpen Kingdom defends our pride and honour. King Weed is the only one who can bring back the glory of the Niflheim Empire.”

“It is an honour for the Imperial Knights to follow  a charismatic and honourable new king.”

-Ddiring!

The Vent Castle Knights have sworn loyalty to King Weed of the Arpen Kingdom.

Praise for King Weed has spread through the Northern Continent. At first the remaining knights of the Niflheim Empire didn’t believe such rumours. However the merchants talked while visiting and the knights gradually opened their hearts. The knights of the Niflheim Empire believe that King Weed of the Arpen Kingdom will lead them to glory.

Vent Castle now belongs to the Arpen Kingdom.

Residents of the Arpen Kingdom will visit Vent Castle and trading and migration is possible. All buildings and land owned by the Vent Castle has become the property of the Arpen Kingdom.

The influence of the Arpen Kingdom in this area has become very high.

“Aha! A new trade route has opened.”

“Merchants, quickly go to Vent Castle.”

“What local specialities will sell well?”

“That place does have enough goods so everything from Morata is popular.”

Beginner merchants riding carriages and others form the Arpen Kingdom flocked towards Vent Castle. Adventurers and knights also headed there.

“What kind of adventures will be here?”

“Go faster. We have to complete the first quests and dungeons.”

“Miller-nim, don’t you have to go work today?”

“I took a one week vacation so I can access the game. The adventure will start today!”

Vent Castle remained intact even after the fall of the Niflheim Empire. It was natural for there to be many rare quests among the residents.

“Sir Knight, your method of handling a horse is still immature.”

“I came to learn.”

“I’ll teach you the Niflheim Empire’s methods of fighting on a horse.”

“Heok, that is an advanced technique….! I am prepared to die in order to learn it.”

Knights were able to acquire new techniques at the castle.

Many beginners who started in Morata chose a knight profession. Knights steadily rose horses, defended justice and was loyal to the kingdom. They also had high defence that could withstand strong monsters so it was a popular profession. But knights that didn’t belong to a village couldn’t gain honour and dignity. Those knights were the most pleased about the founding of the Arpen Kingdom.

“Now we can be openly called knights of the Arpen Kingdom!”

“Kya kya kya, I’m going to show off to my friends.”

Knights had influence in the kingdom and could receive better treatment from residents even if they had low fame. Of course, it there was a battle for the kingdom then they were obliged to go out and restore peace. But knights willing to do their duty could obtain a portion of the kingdom’s profit.

“Is there something coming from the sky?”

“Isn’t it a cloud?”

“It seems to be a piece of land…”

Lavias the sky island had arrived in the Arpen Kingdom. The island where the avians lived!

“The Arpen Kingdom is no joke. Something exciting is always happening.”

“The pace that the Arpen Kingdom is developing at is hard to match. I’m a little behind so I’ll have to hunt eagerly.”

“CTS Media has a program related to the Arpen Kingdom every week. And the rumours in the taverns can’t be missed.”

Lavias the sky island neared Morata. The users were able to fly to Lavias through items purchased from the stores or quests.

The Grass Porridge Cult had an urgent meeting.

“Our Grass Porridge shouldn’t be undeveloped.”

“I agree. We need to spread the excellent taste of grass porridge to all continents.”

“If they taste the grass porridge then they will join.”

“I want to see a newly born bird pecking at bread.”

The avians joined the Grass Porridge Cult! And there were also discussions about why Weed hadn’t shown up for a long time. He succeeded in his hummingbird’s journey and training Radiant Sword in a storm.

“He rallied the priests and paladins of the Freya and Lugh Churches to go somewhere…I don’t know anything but it is bad if we haven’t heard any news.”

“Do you think his adventure will succeed?”

“Of course, he is Weed-nim!”

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The Hermes Guild didn’t pass the time doing nothing.

“The integration for the occupied areas of the Kallamore Kingdom, Lasalle Kingdom and Britten Alliance Kingdom is almost complete.

“The Tullen Kingdom?”

“There  are still some things to arrange there. We have the Beden Guild cleaning up the last remaining forces of the Black Lion Guild.”

They made progress against the Cloud Guild of the Britten Alliance Kingdom. They had absorbed key members and slowly dismantling the guild.

The Kallamore Kingdom, Lasalle Kingdom, Britten Kingdom and the Tullen Kingdom had been perfectly devoured by the Haven Empire. The Hermes Guild knew that they wouldn’t be able to stop once they started expanding their territory again.

“Pay attention to mine development, secure blacksmiths and open a supplies road.”

“We’ve established a plan for conquest.”

They would alienate other guilds while spreading and paying attention to the rear would weaken them. Lafaye prepared a conquest plan that would allow them to proceed without a hitch.

“The construction of the Imperial Palace?”

“The construction site is enormous so the completion rate is 83% despite hurrying.”

“Don’t worry about the budget and commit to it.”

“There are no problems. But many decorations and artworks are required for the Imperial Palace. That’s why there is a delay.”

Sculptures and artworks were indispensable for the elegance of a palace. The Imperial Palace increased the authority of the Emperor and maximized his grip on the entire Empire.

Normally architects and artists were commissioned by the guild.  It was normal for them to complete buildings destroyed by wars. However, most architects with great workmanship moved to the north and they were forced to deal with roadside artists.

The north was taking the lead in cultural development.

They were lacking artists so the construction of the Imperial Palace was behind schedule.

“The Hermes Guild will begin their war of conquest once the Imperial Palace is completed.”

They didn’t have any moral justification to conquer the continent. They just wanted to become the strongest force on the continent!

Their military would advance in 3 directions towards the Gradian, Ritten and Aidern Kingdoms.

“Is there any news about Weed’s situation?”

Rather than the other competing guilds, Lafaye cared more about Weed. Whenever he was quiet, he would suddenly show up and cause a big incident!

“According to an analysis from our intelligence network, Weed has entered Roderick’s Labyrinth.

“Is that reliable information?”

“Someone in Somren City witnessed him hiring the paladins and priests from the Freya and Lugh Churches. And the only place that would require that much power nearby…”

“Roderick’s Labyrinth. But going there is suicide.”

Lafaye thought it was outrageous for a moment.

‘Is he crazy? That is too hard if it is for his Sculpting Master Quest.’

He was surprised since no one had conquered Roderick’s Labyrinth.

‘It will take some time to finish the class quest. If nothing unusual happens then Weed would finish the Class Master Quest first. But if he dies in the labyrinth then his sculpting skill would fall.’

Losing skill proficiency at this moment was serious. The damage was so large that it was likely Weed’s other production skills would fall as well.

‘I just don’t get it. Roderick’s Labyrinth at this point…can he clear Roderick’s Labyrinth?’

Lafaye shook his head.

So far, famous parties had challenged Roderick’s Labyrinth. They all failed to defeat it. The monsters were a problem but so was finding the correct path. The standard of the traps, monsters and maze was high enough to wipe out the whole Morningstar Guild.

“Roderick’s Labyrinth will be Weed’s destruction.”

That was the sobering analysis of the Hermes Guild.

“In the end, it seems to be that way.”

Lafaye nodded but wasn’t entirely convinced.

Something similar had occurred in Continent of Magic. Weed succeeded in all adventures that no one else could accomplish.

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153 thoughts on “Chapter 4: Roderick’s Labyrinth

    1. Kelly Oliveira

      I think that because that paladins and priests that died won’t be counted when balancing that the remaining ones will have so leveled up and theirs experiences and performances in fight as a party although being from different churches and fame will be positives points to Weed…And maybe Embinyuu could in some part of the time use this demons like subordinates…

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    1. Phil1403

      Well, basically,
      1 –
      in RR, spirits are monsters… with a magic attribute.
      2 –
      dark and holy are 2 magic attribute
      you will find more about it on wikia, in the magic section
      http://the-legendary-moonlight-sculptor.wikia.com/wiki/Magic
      3-
      now, ghost are something else,
      it’s a class of undead
      http://the-legendary-moonlight-sculptor.wikia.com/wiki/Ghost

      I hope it helped😉
      check on the LMS wikia or ask your question there in the forum section, it helps the wikia development
      thanks

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  1. lightdx

    Thanks for the chapter. ^^

    In the end there wasn’t show too much of Weed adventure. But at the very least it was good to see the hermes guild having problem because the north took the lead in cultural development.

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    1. Phil1403

      Yep, we learned a lot today.
      Weed is leading the race on a few topic
      1 – in terms of cultural development
      2 – in terms of the master class quest
      3 – in terms of secret master skill
      he might become the first to gather them all. Here we have a very important information that was given today: other class already lost their chance to get their final skill and the knight class is one of them, which means, Bardray, as a black KNIGHT should have lost the chance to get his final secret skill.😉
      Also in terms of pure leadership skill, Weed is capable to optimize the work/fight with any kind of NPC and even PC; which means if he is capable to survive, in the end, he comes out victorious.

      Now, a propos Geomchis, he may have asked them to protect his exit of the Roderick Labyrinth, especially after loosing so badly against Hermes at the Melbourne mine, in the case, the Hermes guild would dare to go after both Lugh and Freya church to kill Weed.

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      1. Phil1403

        But who cares if Hermes think that Roderick labyrinth is impossible for Weed ?
        Only question that matter is: Will Weed solve the riddle or not ?😉

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      2. Gantz

        “Here we have a very important information that was given today: other class already lost their chance to get their final skill and the knight class is one of them, which means, Bardray, as a black KNIGHT should have lost the chance to get his final secret skill.”

        You know what would be funny, if the reason the Knight secret skill failed was because Weed’s failure during the Protect Princess Event back in Lavias. Weed:”Opps my bad, I didn’t know it was a secret event, maybe you should of cleared the requirements while you were here with Dain.”😄

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      3. BDom

        @Gantz, You mean the Intermediate Training Hall, in toredium or w/e. Though we know Bard went to one, due to him have the skill.

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      4. Gantz

        Yes. Aww forgot that took place in the Vampire Kingdom, thanks for the reminder. Still if that was related to a secret skill, then its buried until someone else manages to beat the undead fencing challenge.

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      5. Phil1403

        Well, no, in this chapter it is said that the final secret skill is LOST (in the same way as part of the Zahab quest was lost in Rosenheim). There is NO way to recover it; that’s what it means, or at least, that how i understood it.

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      6. SubZole

        I don’t think that meant that the knight, warrior,magician secret techniques are lost. I think those were just some examples of classes that had secret techniques too.

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      7. Phil1403

        Well, but it was written that some master skill where already gone/lost. That’s why i mentionned it.

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  2. naufalgetmad

    Yuuuhuuuu Weed, you have to defeat the Roderick Dungeon !
    And show it off the result to Hermes Guild especially to Bardray :v
    After you gain the last secret technics of scrupture, you’ll become invibcible just like Geihar Von Arpen King !

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    1. sldkjf

      Geihar Von Arpen didn’t have the last secret technique actually.
      And even now, the last secret technique remains far from Weed’s grasp.

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      1. Phil1403

        Well, that an interesting comment.
        In fact, no one so far had all the 5 (secret) master skill, until Weed…
        But Geihar may have had the strongest one, if you consider the signification of being able to give life to almost anything within the game/your imagination !!!
        Also Weed, after having collected all master skill, should go even farther
        IF
        – he creates his own powerful master skill
        – he gets the last/final secret sculpting skill
        It should probably reach way over the top.😉

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      2. naufalgetmad

        But atleast no one can defeat Geihar Von Arpen.
        The proof is he can make the whole continent into his kingdom.

        According to Yoo Byung-Jun words, if Weed successful on defeating Roderick Dungeon he will gain the last secret scripture technic that will boost Weed power (status & ability) 4-5 times.

        Since Bardray and his companion kill Weed last time, as individual Weed is superior than Bardray in battling style and technic. Perhaps after Weed get his last secret scrupture technic Bardray cannot touch Weed any longer.

        And I’m so curious what technic Weed made for his original scrupture technic.

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      1. SubZole

        Yeah🙂
        I think the 0.23% was before entering the dungeon and the 46.7% was after the AI witnessed Weed’s commanding skill and strategy inside it.

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  3. John Maverick

    Who said turtles are slow? This one translate like riding a rocket.

    It was years ago that I begin to read english traslation despite english not being my principal language (because there are few translation in spanish, and most of them are made from english anyway). I always read a lot and never leave a post or a comment of thanks to the translator that put a lot of effor and time. Until this year.

    This year I think: If someone at the other side of the world can translate thousands of words per chapther, Why the hell I can’t even leave a mere “thank you” post?.

    I can’t imagine the effor and time you invest to realese so many chapters in such short time. I really thank you from the bottom of my heart. I bealive that it had been said by many people here, but if you ever feel tired or unwilling to translate skips some release and take a rest. Nobady can complain after so many chapthers translated so quickly. A few chapters per week would be a lot. One chapter per day is insane, and sometimes two is almost too much.

    Again, thank you and the best wishes from Argentina.

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    1. Aarow

      I agree turtle thank you so much for your hard work and if you ever need to skip some releases for what ever reason go right ahead we will still be here when you decide to post again.

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  4. Caudyr

    Can’t wait for Weed’s adventure to show up on TV and for them to be like: FFFFFF HE SUCCEEDED!

    Or…for them to realize that he did it when all the NPCs are like: WEED DESTROYED THE DEMONS, YAY!
    😄

    Oh, and…keep up the good work, Turtle~😀

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  5. moonlightsculptor

    You absolutely rock for being able to translate so quickly Turtle. Thanks so much! I agree with John Maverick as well, if you’re every tired of doing these so fast definitely take a time out. You 100% deserve it. I’ve been reading LMS for months and months, but I’ve enjoyed the chapters that have been translated here the most. Best wishes from (not so) sunny Scotland🙂

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  6. Fernando Gamiñio

    Thank you so much, miss Turtle. You’re awesome.

    It’s amazing how the Grass porridge cult grows, if you consider that their missionaries are chefs and they spread the word of Weed, the god of war, giving free food.

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  7. Emman

    I’m excited to the future release of the anime of this novel ahaha .. Because of turtle and the brain of the author I keep dosing myself in this novel I wonder if turtle can translate also the arifureta ahaha

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  8. Denny Delacroix

    That’s some crazy fast turtle! I’m a real fan now! Best wishes from the Brazil’s Grass Porridge Cult!

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  9. Eugenius Genta P

    ms. Turtle, thank you very much.
    Your translation is so fast that I almost couldn’t believe my own eyes.
    But, as being said by John Maverick (25/02/2016 at 6:49 am) and moonlightsculptor (25/02/2016 at 7:50 am) please take a rest when you need to, don’t over exert your self.

    Best Wishes from your fan in South Kalimantan, Indonesia

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  10. lalluch

    Uwaa, can’t wait to read about how weed will succeed in conquering the labyrinth!! 😍 Agh, if this turned into a live action series or an anime I would definitely watch it! I feel like it would be more exciting as a 3D animation though. *daydreams*

    I’m really glad there are more knights of Arpen kingdom now! Hooray!

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  11. An Nguyen

    if i remember right weed has a skill that ignore defense like sculpting blade or something, why did not he use it against the demon soldiers?

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  12. Kelly Oliveira

    thank you Turtle Time!!!!

    Grass Porridge on all the continent!!! Grass Porridge in all races!!! Grass Porridge in all levels from beginners to advanced!!! Grass Porridge is a egalitarian cult!!! how much more people is better!!! beginning for avians…

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  13. Paul Vicente Currimao

    I believe, not a single master of sculpting had ever completed the Quest. In one of the chapters it is said that if ever, Weed will be the first one to complete all the Sculpting Skills AND possibly complete all the secret skills of a Sculptor. As shown, each distinct Legendary Sculptors, have mastery of only one secret skill. I think, only Von Harpen had the knowledge of almost all EXCEPT the last secret skill. which one has to create.

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  14. RekkingBol

    If Weed finish his quest, he will say this to the Hermes Guild
    “Get REKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

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  15. ShadowBlazer

    Interesting how the creator calculated the probability of success generally as .2% and with Weed’s power only up to .23% and if he utilized all of his Sculptural Lifeforms, only 5% max. But according to the A.I. with all of the hard data ready, Weed’s success with just the Priests and Paladins and Bahamorg alone would reach 46.7% (basically almost 50%) over a calculation of almost 320,000 scenarios. Now if Weed only brought Field Mouse as a scout. Arpen is also quickly developing, despite the absence of the King (HA! and Hermes is micromanaging everything with an Iron Fist) No doubt after conquering the Dungeon, Weed would have a surprise event waiting for him in Morata, the Quest to build his Imperial Palace with the other Users already starting the Project without him.😄 Still, Hermes’ palace is 86% complete and they’ve already acquired information about Weed’s activities, they might send a detached force to disturb him.

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  16. gachamon

    spoiler alert!!

    while the final sculpting skill is kind of gold like it has some nasty costs that makes him at most not worth it

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  17. Charibdis

    What a great chapter! Weed is actually making headway in the Labyrinth. Vent Castle and the remnants of Niflheim have joined Arpen Kingdom and Lavias has migrated to the North. How much faster can Weed progress. Amazing!! Even Versailles appreciates him.

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