5) Black Knight’s Route
Various users on the Versailles Continent were busy doing their Class Quest.
The so called Rankers! They had the highest level and class skills so the users were excited about that fact itself.
“Did you see Chase-nim?”
“Kyah! He didn’t waver for even 1 second and just entered the cemetery at midnight.”
“He seems to be seeking a rusty iron sculpture.”
While people were going off on adventures to become a Class Master, the users were looking on with large interest. Then CTS Media broke an exclusive scoop.
“We’ve just obtain information on the closest person to become a Class Master.”
“Yoo Hye-na ssi, how interesting. Who is it?”
“Yes, I’ll let you know soon. If I say he is a dwarf then everyone will probably know.”
The blacksmith in Kuruso, Fabio! It was an exclusive scoop that he almost mastered his skill.
He made it this far without doing any quests and stayed in his forge making equipment. He was considered to be the best blacksmith and CTS Media obtained reliable information that he was close to becoming a master craftsman.
“Ah… If it is Blacksmith Fabio then the likelihood is high. Yoo Hye-na ssi, but I haven’t heard any news about his Class Master Quests.”
“I checked and he hasn’t even started his Master Quest. His only purpose seems to be raising his skill to reach master level.”
After the broadcast, users eagerly went to Kuruso in the Thor Kingdom to receive these weapons. The weapon of a Blacksmith Master!
The value and rarity was beyond imagination so it was difficult to even settle on a high price. If Fabio mastered the blacksmith skill first then he would receive great glory.
It was the same for the first person to finish the Master Quest.
Other famous users’ challenges were broadcasted in real time and the Master Quest became increasingly competitive.
Bardray had advanced to the 16th stage of his Master Quest.
“Telmedun Knights, I will leave the castle’s defences to you.”
“Please watch carefully. We will cut off the head of the rebel army.”
Bardray’s knights and infantry division were victorious in battle and earned enormous compensation. They carried on mercenary activities and cruelly plundered cities! The knights were heavily armed and trained the infantry. He recruited talented boys from cities and towns as knights.
Bardray was building a place in the history books of the Versailles Continent!
The knights and infantry were raised on sharpened swords.
The Knights of Telmedun.
The infantry battalion of Telmedun.
65 knights and 4,000 infantry!
They were currently employed on the side of the Fontainebleau Castle to take care of a rebel army. Bardray had the authority to command all the troops.
“I like this.”
Bardray decided after examining the terrain of Fontainebleau Castle and village.
“The thick and high castle walls are good for defending and it is a rich place.”
When the rebels tried to invade, the knights repelled them. The Telmedun Knights were raised to feel no fear and brutally killed the enemies, even those that surrendered.
And there was a banquet to celebrate their victory.
“Telmedun Knights, what are your dreams?”
When the Lord asked, Bardray took out his sword and said.
“A strong person has everything. My dream is to become stronger.”
The other Telmedun Knights also pulled out their swords and made the same promise.
“Treachery! Protect the Lord!”
The banquet hall where musicians played and exotic foods were arranged became a mess of blood. The infantry who were waiting in the hallway with their crossbows defended against the army.
Bardray took control of Fontainebleau Castle.
|-The Bloody Knights has been completed.
The Telmedun Knights have captured Fontainebleau Castle.
The knights have accomplished glorious achievements on the battlefield and their disregard about spilling blood makes them an existence that can’t be ignored.
-Fame has increased by 3,329.
-You have failed to obtain Honour with this quest. Dignity and Honour have decreased by 13.
-The loyalty of the knights and infantry has fallen due to the cowardly actions. The reputation of the Dale Kingdom has fallen.
-Strength has increased by 11.
-Fighting Spirit has increased by 19.
The Black Knight’s 16th quest was completed!
Normally he would render services to high ranking nobles or royalty and gain territories. But even if wonderful services were rendered and a large war won, there was no guarantee he could get a good territory. Therefore Bardray just took it away using force.
A general knight thought very highly of loyalty and honour. Those things didn’t matter to a Black Knight who endlessly pursued strength and power.
“I have to continue to make them train.”
The quest was finished but Bardray had no intention of stopping the training of the knights and infantry. The Black Knight’s quests were related to battle so the existence of a knights division was essential.
The Telmedun Knights’ destiny was to be forged for Bardray’s use.
“And now I have to…..”
Bardray closed his eyes. The next Black Knight’s quest would appear when he closed his eyes. It was like something was urging on desire.
Wide burning plains.
Screams were heard as a fortress collapsed.
The Telmedun knights and infantry cruelly slaughtered everyone.
The army Bardray raised was destroying everything.
It was revenge on the king that deserted him.
|-Black Knight’s Route
The Black Knight offers his loyalty to no one. You are naturally walking your path as retaliation against the king.
You have an endless greed for power.
You use everything you can to get what you want. And it is possible to obtain even stronger power after accomplishing your goal.
But this isn’t a gift given to the righteous…..
Level of Difficulty: Black Knight Master Quest.
Quest Restrictions: Level 9 Advanced Sword Mastery.
Knights division needed.
|-A secret sword technique can be created through this quest.
A new technique will be born depending on the behaviours and actions shown the quest.
The creation of a new skill was born from the process of completing a Class Master Quest. It was a technique that only belonged to Bardray, the new Black Knight Master.
|-You lack the necessary skill proficiency in Sword Mastery to start the quest.
It isn’t possible to complete the quest yet.
Bardray’s forehead contorted.
“That’s too bad.”
His Sword Mastery skill was only level 8 advanced. He needed 10% more to increase the proficiency. He wasn’t able to start the quest or create a new secret technique yet.
In front of Bardray, the form of Fontainebleau Castle distorted to become the Telmedun knights kneeling. When he pushed, they disappeared like fog hit by sunlight and he returned to Haven Kingdom’s capital, Aren Castle.
He could hardly complain because he wasn’t qualified to complete the quest.
He was one of the continent’s top three tailors including Cadmus. He travelled to the north after hearing that Morata was becoming the centre of sewing.
“This has the best cloth weaving technique. The leather working too, it really is the best in the continent.”
Morata was considered the best in sewing since the time of the Niflheim Empire.
However it had been some time since the days of the Niflheim Empire and the Central Continent had gone ahead in culture, finance and military power. Due to the cold and monsters, this area had been closed off from the rest of the continent. Morata especially excelled in handling leather and cloth.
Thanks to the dwarves from Thor Kingdom, the elves and the barbarians, this place now boasted a huge productivity.
The southern continent was a civilization of mysterious magic while the west contained strong tribal nations. These days the entire continent was being built up through technology and trade.
Some kingdoms were now declining thanks to the Embinyu Church, monsters and other unknown reasons. On the other hand, Morata was currently flourishing ad this was a large blessing for tailors.
Drago owned a costume store in Morata. People came to Bingryong Square in Morata to order clothes from him. Tailor Drago was a specialist in women’s clothes. He boasted of his ability when he came to Morata and increased his customers.
His customers included high level adventurers, merchants and professional mercenaries. Some were regular customers in the past from the Central Continent who placed an order for some clothes.
His specialty was using the best fabrics for coy exposure. Drago and Cadmus were tailors that diligently made clothes in Morata.
|-You are the leading trend in fashionable clothes in Morata.
Your luxury clothes have been registered as a specialty of Morata.
A tailor who put in the effort could have their products registered as a specialty. A tailor was a respected occupation in Morata so fabric and leather were developed for them.
Luxury clothes registered as a specialty could be sold to aristocrats or magicians.
“Robe specialty store. There are different designs and patterns depending on the level and magic.”
“Cloaks that flutter in the wind as well. Cloaks specializing in agility can be custom made.”
“Pants. There are light and elastic so they won’t feel uncomfortable when hunting. Made from the finest Morata fabric that have basic defense, are airy and will block rainwater.”
The desire that people had for clothes never ended. It was to the extent that they wore mountain climbing clothes suitable for the Alps or Himalayas for the hill at the back of the village.
In Versailles Continent they had to fight monsters so they weren’t conscious of the price when buying slightly better clothes. They even wore clothes with magic resistance to hunt deer.
Thus the tax revenue from Morata’s tailors was quite large. Drago’s business in Morata was continuing to prosper.
“Now my sewing skill is advanced level 8.”
He made a dress with jewels and advanced one proficiency level. There were many bards and dancers in Morata so a lot of related clothing orders came in. Hwaryeong was also one of his regular customers.
“I’m not qualified thanks to reaching advanced level 8… Should I challenge the Tailor’s Master Quest?”
Drago was fairly unknown in order industries. He was a blue collar man so it was difficult to gain a name through adventures like Weed. The reality was that tailors weren’t as popular as blacksmiths. The majority of battle affiliated classes preferred armour over leather clothes.
“It is fine if I come out nicely on broadcast. Then I can sell my clothes for an even higher value.”
Drago decided to start the Tailor Master Quest. He went to the Tailor’s Guild in the middle of the night and spoke to an instructor.
“I know how to dress a person and now I wish to create the best clothes.”
He started the Tailor Master Quest with great expectations!
“Tailor, so far you’ve made a lot of clothes for many people.”
Drago sorted the fabric, made the clothes and gained money so it was natural. He made dozens of clothes daily. When receiving an order, it was possible to make many of the same designs for a guild rather than a personal order. There were also things like the Grass Porridge Cult uniforms that he always needed to have hundreds in stock.
“As a tailor it is really important to be faithful to the basic work. Because clothing made incorrectly would have no choice but to feel uncomfortable when someone wears it.”
“I think so as well.”
“The basics are required to walk steadily along a tailor’s path. If you go to the guild’s warehouse and sew 100,000 doll eyes then you will definitely improve in the basics.”
|-100,000 Dolls’ Eyes
Meticulously sew eyes onto dolls.
If you distribute the completed dolls to Morata’s children then they will be very delighted.
Level of Difficulty: Sewing Master Quest.
Quest Restrictions: Level 8 Advanced Sewing.
Defective products must be less than 20.
If the quest fails then you will need to start from scratch.
“A-a quest like this at the very beginning…..”
A dark future was in front of Drago.
Weed connected on a semi-regular basis as time passed but nothing special happened. Leaves fell on his head and birds also sat down to play.
‘This quest is indeed too easy. It is only a matter of time until I succeed.’
Morning, lunch and evening.
Very little changed in his little corner as the set rose and set over his statue.
‘I have to finish it easily so I can bring my Master Quest to an end.’
Six days passed with nothing happening. The only thing he could do was watch the surroundings so Weed was bored. Even if the hill had a good view of the beach, it became tedious as time passed. It was the outskirts so Weed couldn’t see most of Morata.
‘There isn’t anything serious today either.’
He looked for movement before deciding to go exercise at the dojang and catch up on housework. Therefore he exited early.
And some people approached after 20 minutes had passed.
“Is this the way to go out to the fox hunting ground?”
“It was definitely in this area…..”
“It has been blocked.”
“I guess we can’t see any foxes today.”
4 beginners were walking with ropes and traps. They received a quest to collect fox leather and tails so they chose a shortcut but went to the wrong place.
“It clearly isn’t here so let’s go somewhere else.”
“Eh? There is a sculpture here.”
“It is common to see sculptures in Morata.”
“Look closer. Doesn’t it seem like a sculpture of King Weed?”
|-You have appreciated Sculptor Weed.
Weed has great fame as an adventurer, sculptor and king.
He left behind a sculpture of himself.
It is possible to feel Weed’s courage, honour and leadership from its appearance.
|Health, Mana and Vitality recovery rate will increase by 37% for a day.
The effect of sculpting will increase by 6%.
An adventurer’s skill level in dungeons will increase by 1.
Leadership has increased by 29.
Movement speed has increased by 12%.
Fame will increase by an extra 20% when completing a hunt or quest.
When fulfilling a special request from the residents of the Arpen Kingdom, the nation’s achievements have increased by an extra 50%.
All stats have risen by 9.
|The sculpture is imbued with blessings of an intense light that will inhibit the activity of dark monsters nearby.
As a cultural relic, the area’s political power has expanded.
All stats related to combat, adventuring and art have gone up by 1 thanks to the great hero sculpture.
“It’s not a joke, this…..”
“It was hiding in a place like this! A complete treasure.”
The beginners carefully touched the sculpture.
“The human body ratio is really amazing. The legs are a little short but…..”
“If the colour wasn’t darker then I’ll really think it was alive. It looks really similar.”
After surveying the sculpture, the beginners realized that it wasn’t stuck to the ground.
“Should we take it?”
“It is too valuable to be here so let’s exhibit it in the square. Then a lot of people will be able to see it.”
However the weight of the sculpture was too much for 4 beginners.
“I’ll go and bring some people. Protect it.”
“Yes. I understand. Hurry!”
One beginner ran to the Central Square and exclaimed.
“A statue of Weed-nim has been discovered! It is a tremendous piece of work but we can’t bring it by ourselves. Someone come and help!”
There were people engaged in business, tourists, people looking for a party or just talking etc.
Many of them turned towards him.
“There is no reason for me to lie. It is in the city!”
“Grass Porridge Cult, go quickly!”
2,000 people left the Central Square at once! Stats would rise when looking at the sculpture so people who were going hunting came along as well.
“What is it?” What’s up with that?”
“A statue of Weed-nim has been found.”
The people increased further! The lane next to the hill became filled with people.
“It really is a sculpture of Weed-nim. It is his sculpture.”
“Don’t push from behind!”
“First let’s carry this to the square. Warriors with a lot of strength should come out first.”
“This is just as important as carrying stones for the Garden of the Gods or the pyramid! Only 20 people come forward.”
A tailor covered the sculpture with a cloth. And the strong warriors carried the sculpture!
“Clear the way in front!”
“Please get out of the way.”
It was a delicate packing movement that required a considerable amount of direction.
The sculpture of Weed was installed next to the altar and fountain in Central Square that could be seen from a far distance.