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98 Part 2
Therefore, they had to train in order to help Karen learn how to limit the power of her attack.
Moving forward, Haruki would watch over Karen’s training.
There were fewer adventurers on the 2nd floor.
And once they got to the 3rd floor, they found no signs of other adventurers.
Haruki thought he should be able to take out his Skill Board without any problems.
He expanded his Detection range, searching for any adventurers that could be approaching, and then took out his Skill Board.
<<Evil god’s messenger defeated>>
<<Obtained 3 Skill Point(s)>>
<<Quest “Defeat the evil god’s messenger” clear>>
<<Requesting Demo Graph functionality release due to fulfilling the prerequisites —- Granted>>
<<”Tree Enhancement” is now available>>
Haruki’s heart raced when he saw the log.
Haruki wondered if it had anything to do with a dungeon-related event, but he didn’t really think there was an ongoing event at the moment.
Perhaps there were other dungeon-related “Quests” occurring in various places?
What other “Quests” were there?
Haruki was sweating out of excitement.
If they had this information, it would blow the minds of the analysis squad of the “Narou” forums.
Haruki wished he could give them this information to help them analyze the dungeon.
However, Haruki couldn’t disclose this information.
He had no means to explain how he came across that information himself.
To try to explain that, he would need to talk about the Skill Board.
He couldn’t allow himself to reveal it to the public.
Next was the deal with the evil god’s messenger.
Just as Chep said, that black Fishman was really related to an evil god.
Haruki couldn’t believe he had the power to defeat a monster that was sent out by an evil god.
So he couldn’t have really been an “evil god’s messenger” but something closer in status and occupation to an “adventurer”. Something like a “class” of sorts. With that in mind, he could finally accept the battle’s outcome.
“What’s wrong, Karaboshi? You seem pale?”
“Ah, no, it’s nothing.”
Haruki turned away from Karen, who was staring into his face with uneasiness.
If he were to say something like “I’ve defeated an evil god’s messenger”, she could have ended up thinking he was some strange guy.
“Actually, a new feature was unlocked on the Skill Board.”
“Really? What does it do!?”
Karen’s eyes glittered with excitement.
Under Karen’s gaze, Haruki swiped the Skill Board.
Karaboshi Haruki (27) Gender: Male
Skill Points: 3 → 6
Class: Hidden Sword King
Divine Protection: Overthrowing God <Medjed>
├ Stamina 3
└ Natural Recovery 2
└ Strength 5
├ Quickness 5
└ Dexterity 5
├ Equipment Mastery
│├ One-handed Sword 5
│├ Throwing 2
│└ Light Armor Mastery 5
├ Kicking 2
├ Stealth 3 → 4
└ Imitating 3
└ Detection 5
└ Weakness Exploit MAX
├ Growth Acceleration MAX
├ Taming 2
└ Divine Protection MAX
— My Stealth score keeps increasing!!
Haruki screamed, holding his head in despair.
— Was that it? Was it when I took off my mask during that battle!?
— Ahh!! I’m such an idiot!!
He cursed his past self while stomping on the ground.
Though it was necessary in order to save his life, it was a huge price to pay.
“W… What is it, Karaboshi?”
“… My Stealth score increased.”
“Huh? Ah… That’s… That’s pretty bad, yeah…”
Contrary to Haruki’s voice, which sounded as if he had had a bitter experience, Karen’s voice sounded detached and without any intonation.
There was a huge difference in their degrees of enthusiasm.
“So… what’s the new function like?”
Haruki ran his eyes over his Skill Tree.
As he could see in the log, he had obtained 3 skill points.
The other thing that had changed in the tree was the “＜－＞” that appeared next to each major skill and number, such as with his Stealth skill (which he didn’t really want to look at right now).
It was easy to assume that the “＜－＞” was related to the newly relased “Tree Enhancement” feature.
Haruki tapped the ＜－＞ next to Vitality.
<< Enhance the Vitality Tree? Y/N (Cost: 3 points) >>
At that moment, the same confirmation he would get when allocating skill points appeared in front of the tree.
Three whole points just to enhance the Vitality tree seemed a little steep.
Currently, he could only get points when reaching a new section of a dungeon, and when a rare species monster is defeated.
Defeating a rare species that leads a Stampede was worth three points. Also, he should be able to earn a certain amount of points for clearing the target of a “Quest”.
But he guessed he wouldn’t be able to earn enough points to enhance all of his stats.
To make things worse, there was nothing that said that once he enhanced a skill, it would end there.
Haruki wasn’t able to enhance any of his skills without any sense of hesitation.
“I think that perhaps this new ‘Tree Enhancement’ function helps me increase my skills.”
Haruki mouthed his conjectures.
The “＜－＞” was located at the top of each skill tree.
So Haruki thought that by activating that “＜－＞”, he would be able to raise all of that major skill’s subordinates.