Never Die Extra - Chapter 280
Must Save, Entering the Dungeon (1)
It was only for three days.
For just three days, he was wielding the halberd as Louise had ordered. Although Evan knew that Save had become stronger, Save himself did not recognize it until the third day.
[Existence level 17, Dungeon level 1]
[Passive Skill – Halberd Mastery Lv.12, Iron Body Lv.7]
[Active Skill – Quick Run Lv.7, Throw Lv.4]
“Oh, my God.”
In the evening after the training, Must Save, who was carefully washing in the Brotherhood Bathhouse, returned to the inn to check his status, and expressed his dismay.
At this, he stole a glance at other people’s abilities, wondering if their abilities were wrong, but there was no problem, just as he had expected.
That meant that this was the right one. In just three days, the level of the Halberd Mastery skill had grown from three to twelve!
“I just followed her words and moved my body.”
“I guess you realize it yourself. I’m glad you feel rewarded.”
A dazzlingly beautiful girl was sitting across the table. Louise tore the bread into the soup and spoke with a calm look. A natural attitude like hers was not surprising.
As expected, Save nodded. The ‘Apostles’ were already predicting this level of growth.
“Thank you so much……!”
“Why is he crying!?”
Tears naturally flowed down Save’s cheeks.
“I wish I had come to the dungeon city earlier…!”
“No, calm down, boy. Of course, You’ve grown to a startling degree, but…”
Meanwhile, Renail was relatively calm, as opposed to Save, who was making a fuss. In fact, she was less impressed because she only practiced magic.
This was because her goal was to become the Great Wizard Evan’s student and learn magic as colorful and powerful as a meteor!
“I see. You wanted to teach us high-quality magic only after the foundation is laid properly. In fact, my ability to handle magic has grown a lot in the past few days. Yeah, there’s no mistaking his teaching.”
Renail soon gained confidence by playing with a sphere of dirt in the air and testing her ability. She had indeed grown! At this, Louise cleared her throat.
“Everyone, I think we can go into the dungeon now. Potion and food must be prepared, and camping gear must be packed.… Wouldn’t it be worth a try?”
Renail stared at Louise.
However, the former was silent. It was not that she didn’t want to say anything to her about whether the dungeon looked easy, but she was also an inexperienced dungeon player.
“I think we decided to focus on basic training for the time being.”
“But Eonni, there’s actually nothing wrong with us getting into the dungeon now. If there is anything to worry about, it’s this guy.”
Renail blurred her words as she watched Save, who was still crying.
Unexpectedly, his talent was ridiculously good, especially, for someone that wasn’t well-versed in martial arts and swordsmanship.
“The expression ‘evolving every second’ suits him. The kid who couldn’t even hold the halberd properly is getting better…”
‘Now I’m under some kind of pressure to watch him swing the halberd. It’s not just swinging the halberd as it is set. How to hold it, where to swing it, when to swing it, where to target the enemy, how to change your posture according to the response of the enemy…….’
While watching Save, who was swinging the halberd in the air to test his aptitude, Renail had no choice but to think of the word ‘genius’.
“To be honest, I think this member will be able to break through the bottom of the dungeon without any problems.”
“I don’t think so.”
Louise sighed and murmured. ‘I can’t help but think that I’m looking down on the dungeon.’ She turned her head to ask for Save’s opinion, and he declared in a determined tone.
“I will follow his will. I believe he will shine a light on my path.”
“Here, we go again. Evan’s not a god, he’s a Great Wizard, got it?”
“It’s noisy, Renail. It’s just the tip of the iceberg of his ability. You don’t know.”
“Oh, this is why they’re called fanatics.”
Louise thought that she was one herself, but she didn’t want to intrude.
However, the words of Save made perfect sense. If you couldn’t make a conclusion, you could ask the sponsors of these parties directly. She rose from her seat.
“Then eat and rest. I’ll ask them myself and let you guys know tomorrow.”
“Eonni, if I go with you today…”
Renail seemed to want to meet Evan somehow. She was trying to find an opportunity as soon as she heard that there would be no direct meeting with the main party.
And in truth, Louise didn’t want to let her meet Evan personally. She didn’t like how she talked about Evan being a Great Wizard, and that the little boy who didn’t know anything about Evan came forward and had become his student.
‘How did I get the position of a disciple?’’
Actually, Louise didn’t really want to get that position! But for now, the unique position could not be shared with such a thunderous girl.
A Great Wizard? It made her upset to remember Renail calling the Master that.
‘How dare you?’
Louise snorted and left the scene. Renail didn’t do anything wrong, but she would somehow pick a fault and relay it to Evan in order to curse her.
* * *
“Teacher, I’m back.”
“Oh, you’re here? Good for you. Default, say hello. This is Louise.”
Evan’s visitors had already visited Evan’s room. There was a man with a common impression.
The man next to Evan, who seemed to be absorbed because he was beside him, listened to Evan with his eyes twinkling.
“So this is the girl I’ve heard of. Nice to meet you, Lady Louise. My name is Default.”
Louise gasped and let go of his hand. After a reflexive handshake, she belatedly realized what he meant and opened her eyes.
“Are there disciples other than me?”
“You’re an unofficial student. You’re full of it. All the soldiers and knights who protect the city would have been trained by the teacher directly or indirectly.”
He smiled, saying, “I’m not proud of myself,” but he puffed his chest with a proud look.
“Officially, I was the only disciple. Until you appeared.”
‘I didn’t think there was such an ambush from the back when I only kept Renail in check!’ Louise felt somehow wronged and hurried away. She felt betrayed by Evan a little.
“Sir, why didn’t you tell me in advance…?”
“Is it that important?”
“Yes, it’s important!”
“No, it’s not!”
Evan’s bland answer was answered by Default and Louise. Even that felt detestable. Louise shuddered with the feeling of someone invading her territory.
“Anyway, please take good care of me, Lady Louise.”
“…Yes, me too.”
However, she couldn’t even express her feelings completely. Louise greeted Default with a noncommittal expression. She could bear it because her opponent was a man.
“Teacher, does Louise also practice martial arts?”
However, the next moment, she couldn’t stand it and eventually exploded.
“Do you learn martial arts from the teacher? Are you talking about the Heaven skills?
“No, I’m not that good yet.”
“It’s just that the skill isn’t right for you, even for your talent.”
‘What should I do with this emotion that rises from my heart? It’s not a mix of one or two things, but this is for sure more.’
Louise was jealous of Default.
She felt like a fool who valued herself as Evan’s only disciple. There was only one way to get over this uncomfortable feeling…!
“Teacher, I want to learn fighting skills, too.”
“Okay, I’ll teach you.”
Evan nodded gently. “But the condition is that you don’t reduce the amount of training you’re doing now. I want you to learn fighting skills with this condition.”
Of course, the exception was Default, who had the aptitude for magic. He was following an education curriculum consisting of classes of magic from witches, including Ctheasil, and martial arts and tricks from Evan.
“What do you think? Are you still going to do it?”
“…I see. I’ll do that.”
However, such threats did not break Louise’s will to become Evan’s ‘true disciple’. Come to think of it, this was the case with other Astray members in the past, but Evan only laughed.
“And, Master, there’s something else I’d like to tell you.”
“What is it?”
When he noticed, he nodded and politely checked out. Louise opened her mouth.
“My party wants to go into the dungeon.”
“Already? Hmm…Will it be all right? My group just happens to be going into the dungeon soon, too.”
Evan, who was calmly weighing the power of the three-member party, soon nodded. He was a little nervous about Save, who had only trained for a few days, but the lower Dungeon floors were not that difficult.
‘You’re not a rookie, so there’s no early status degradation. Actually, if you’ve got that kind of equipment on you, you couldn’t even be beaten to death by the boss.’
The party’s structure was perfect with a DPS, range, and a tanker.
“All right, Louise. Take this.”
Evan gave Louise a notebook that looked similar to what he gave to Mirole just a day ago. However, the contents were quite different.
“Yeah. We’re putting together the hidden accomplishments in the dungeon.”
Evan spoke calmly, but Louise couldn’t understand it. ‘You’re organizing the hidden accomplishments in the dungeon? Maybe the teacher doesn’t understand the meaning of the words’ secret’ and ‘hidden’.’
“These are things I’ve found, but I haven’t solved. I’ve already cleared the dungeon, so there’s nothing I can get from discovering this. That’s why I wrote down the location and solution. You can use what you can use when you clean up with your group, and you can take care of the real important treasure. Give it to me after.”
Louise looked amazed, forgetting that she was panicked because of the presence of another student. She was feeling the fanaticism that Save had displayed earlier.
“Oh, I have a compass. This is more important, so take good care of it.”
Among the things Evan gave up, the compass was actually a treasure of such great value that it was very hard to measure in monetary values.
Very few people had a keen sense, such as Evan, Jhin, and Mirole, who could quickly identify and act on their own positions.
Therefore, even if you had a map of the dungeon, it was often difficult to make full use of it, and this compass always pointed to the dungeon’s central point, so if you move a little bit, you could identify your location.
“I made it with Ctheasil.”
“What the hell does that witch do……?”
“She’s a witch who has brought a catastrophe to the world.”
‘Now that she brought about a catastrophe, we need to develop this kind of cheat key to be balanced.’ Evan gave it to her while looking proud.
“Just collecting what’s on here will give you the best reward from God. So don’t miss anything.”
“Well, teacher. So, the things that are marked here…?”
Evan spoke with a professor-like expression, praising the student for asking a good question.
“Even though I’m supporting you, it’s weird to throw away something too expensive and valuable from the beginning. That’s why I hid it in the dungeon on purpose. I’ve locked it so that no one but you can find it, so stay safe.”
“Master, this is…”
‘Isn’t this fraud! It’s manipulation, isn’t it?’
However, Louis couldn’t say that at all!
Instead, she quietly packed his notebook and compass. Evan’s hero-making mission was about to begin in earnest.