Thanks to the Editor for pointing out issues
Chapter 106 [Episode 55] Shadow Line of Heroes 1
Shadow Line of Heroes
The power of the Ragna blade simply obliterated everything that existed before Sang Hyuk’s eyes. Thousands of the common Mazors(Devils) and nearly 100 elite Mazors(Devils), all of them… *
And even the Magye’s(Devil World) portal has been erased from the world.
As Sang Hyuk planned, there was nothing up to 500 meters in front of him. Even the Mazors(Devils), who were just beyond the maximum range of the ragna blade were caught in the blast and died.
The only remaining ones were a few of the common Mazors(Devils), whom were a long distance away, out of range.
God’s punishment has swept away a myriad of powerful enemies. You have found four hidden quests in total.
You have cleared the S-rank hidden quest ‘War Fortress Hero’.
You have cleared the S+ rank hidden quest ‘Devil Slayer’.
[Main Mythical Hidden] Quest ‘Shadow King’s Road’ linked quest ‘Shadow King’s dignity’ has been cleared.
You have cleared the Hidden Quest ‘Magye(Devil World) Sealer’ of the SS class.
Though you should be given a lot of rewards for this incredible outcome, God’s punishment erased the karma that should have been rewarded.
Two legendary titles, three legendary items and two unique titles have disappeared. It has also destroyed numerous items that were available and a huge amount of karma.
Sang Hyuk was expecting this result, but he was overwhelmed when it was confirmed by the system message.
But that was not the point. Sang Hyuk quickly launched the ‘Prevent the Magye (Devil World) Invasion’ window.
[Quest] ‘Prevent the Magye (Devil World) Invasion’ <Infinity Repetition>
: Stop the Magye’s(Devil World) invasion by killing Mazors(Devils), who constantly climb from Magye’s(Devil World) portal. The higher the rank of the monster, you receive a bonus to your kill count. Collect points to earn rewards and Blue Wolf War Fortress’ reputation.
Progress Situation ? [227,449 kills]
As expected, Sang Hyuk lost everything else, but the achievements related to the quest were his.
“More than two thousand? Normally you can get up to 200 kills if you subjugate an elite….Why 200,000….Ah! Was that because of the Magye’s(Devil World) portal?”
Usually if you catch the lowest rank of Mazor(Devil), the kill count is increased by 1. And if you catch a higher rank, you can raise the kill count between 2 – 10.
With these results, it was almost certain that the 200,000 kills were obtained from the Magye’s(Devil World) portal.
Of course, the Magye’s(Devil World) portal wouldn’t disappear forever in one strike. Perhaps the Magye’s(Devil World) portal would recur in four days.
But the point is that Sang Hyuk has a kill count that is over 200,000.
For reference, the ‘Blue Wolf Medal’, which Sang Hyuk farmed in his previous life, was obtained by turning in a kill count of 100. In other words, if Sang Hyuk is going to trade in for medals now, it means that he can get over 2,200 medals.
Now, he cannot compute the current price because there is no one to buy them yet, but in the previous life one medal was sold for a lot of gold.
In his previous life, Sang Hyuk had suffered all day and had barely received one medal. Of course, the income was taken by the workshop, but anyway, based on the past life, the result was a number that would have been obtained if you worked 2,200 days without rest.
After it was calculated, Sang Hyuk was able to realize how much he just accomplished.
Thanks to the use of Ragna blade, even though his strength has been dropping down, it was not enough to make him fall. So, Sang Hyuk used the Great Sword of the Weakened Shadow King as a crutch and slowly moved to the Blue Wolf War Fortress.
* * * *
In awe (deeply respecting).
This word was the most accurate word to express the present mood.
All NPCs at Blue Wolf War Fortress looked at Sang Hyuk in awe. They saw. A single horribly overpowered dimensional traveller produced an outrageous result….
It was as if an angry god had descended on his own and blew away all the darkness of the world. Is that so? Sang Hyuk was respected by all the NPCs of Blue Wolf War Fortress, even though he did not raise favor by using kill counts.
This was the respect beyond the favorability system.
The Artificial Intelligence Systems that were designed to mimic human thinking as much as possible. These artificial intelligences were fearing Sang Hyuk apart from favorability.
In particular, the legendary NPC Tamia, the most highly artificial intelligence, was more shocked than any other NPC.
Tamia came to Sang Hyuk and looked at him with trembling eyes. Then, she tried as much as possible to suppress her emotions and opened her mouth carefully.
“Who are you?”
At that very moment, a new message emerged in front of Sang Hyuk’s eyes.
Knight of Glory tamia has accepted you as God’s Agent.
Favorability rises to the limit.
The legendary NPC Knight of Glory Tamia, created ring of fate and you received a rare rated title ‘Glory Obtainer’.
With ‘Prevent the Magye (Devil World) Invasion’, you can use 200,000 kill counting to make her perfectly surrender and to bring up the ring of fate to the 5th level (MAX).
Would you like to use it? (Y/N)
Everything was better than what Sang Hyuk expected.
Originally Sang Hyuk was going to clear up the quest by using the enormous kill count to pull Tamia and her favorability to the max and then using conversations or fight with her to complete his quest.
But he did not need to.
Tamia came to him first and she did not even use the kill count and she even raised her favorability to the limit. That was not even the end, he was able to use the kill count of 200,000, and he was able to raise the ring of fate to the limit of level five.
The 5th level of Ring of Fate was almost like ‘absolute loyalty’.
Although the reaction varies slightly from one NPC to the next, to make it easier to understand, it’s the level of ‘Brotherhood’ relation, in which blood is almost never betrayed.
Not surprisingly, she will actively help when you need help and you can even receive gifts. Of course, raising ring of fate up to level 5 was really hard.
Ordinary NPC did not have ring of fate at all and you are able to create a ring of fate from only rare NPCs but even with a rare NPC, it is possible if you keep trying for a year or two to create the level 5 ring of fate.
Sang Hyuk has played EL for more than 10 years in his past life and saw only one person who achieved a legendary NPC’s ring of fate level 5.
It was such a difficult thing.
But Sang Hyuk got that opportunity so easily.
“Of course, it must be Y!”
Sang Hyuk choose Yes and boldly used the 200,000 kill count.
Using 20,000 kill counts, you gave Tamia a Blessing of Glory. She feels an unquenchable joy and recognizes you as the perfect Agent of Glory.
Ring of Fate grows to level two.
Ring of Fate grows to level three.
Ring of Fate grows to level four.
Ring of Fate grows to level five.
The Ring of Fate has grown to the limit, and the rare-rated title, ‘Glory Obtainer’, has been changed to the legendary title, ‘Glory Itself’.
For the first time, you have grown legendary NPC’s ring of fate to level five. You got the legendary title ‘Charm from Heaven’.
Knight of Glory Tamia has submitted to you. Tamia’s attack rate increased by 100% and the last four conditions of the four clear conditions of the quest ‘Apostles of Glory’ were met.
Cleared the Shadow King’s linked quest ‘Shadow Line of Heroes’ and got the legendary item ‘Cloak of Glory’.
Quest ‘Shadow Line of Heroes’ has been updated.
Quest ‘Shadow King’s Road’ has been updated.
Completed the S Rank Hidden Quest Knight of Glory.
You have cleared SS class hidden quest ‘Apostles of Glory’ and rewarded the special item ‘Finished Star of Glory’.
Congratulations. You subdued Tamia and got a huge amount of karma from her. Cumulative karma has exceeded the limit and the level has risen.
Too much has been poured out at once.
Sang Hyuk turned his head toward Tamia who kneeled down and swearing her loyalty to him, while he had been checking his rewards.
Even if the NPC swore loyal, he could not carry the NPC like a pet. NPCs have their own lives. Especially, legendary NPC were very important, so they could not be treated like the player’s own pets.
Anyway, Sang Hyuk received the utmost treatment from her in the War Fortress. Since Sang Hyuk has already become a hero of Blue Wolf War Fortress, no one has objected to Tamia.
According to Tamia, Magye’s(Devil World) portal will be restored again in about four days. As long as the King of the Fallen remains in the Continent of the Sun, the Corruption of the Fallen, which can be called the Power of the King, would be created again.
But at least, until before it recovered, War Fortress was able to come to a peace after a long time.
It was natural for NPCs to treat Sang Hyuk who created such peace.
Sang Hyuk drank with the NPCs and matched them drink for drink. This gave rise to the reputation of War Fortress for free, but there was no reason not to. *
He spent many days resting while checking out the rewards he gained from the end of this journey.
First, the most important main quest.
It has made tremendous progress through out this journey.
Quest, Shadow King’s Road [Myth, Hidden, Main]
– If there is light, there is darkness. If you can walk through the darkness and climb the throne of shadow, you will soon become a legendary myth. Finding a way in the darkness that is deeper than black…..The blessing of darkness is on your way……
– First linked quest ‘Shadow Line of Hellfire Desert’ [Complete]
– Second linked quest ‘Shadow Line of Heroes’ [In progress]
– Third linked quest ‘Apostles of Glory’ [Completed]
– Fourth linked quest ‘Shadow King’s Dignity’ [Completed]
– Fifth linked quest ‘Over the sky sea and into the continent of the sun!’ [Disabled]
– Sixth linked quest ‘Light and Shadow’ [Disabled]
The most important thing was that all the linked quests of this quest were made visible. The fifth and sixth quests are still inactive, so he was not able to pinpoint exactly what the quest was, but it seemed possible to predict what it would look by its name.
And the ‘Shadow King’s dignity’ which was completed when the Ragna Blade rampaged around the battlefield and finished unintentionally, was satisfactory enough even though he did not receive any reward.
In the case of the Shadow Line of Heroes, it is possible to end with the completed Star of Glory and finding the Hero’s Tomb, which he could not remember.
Then, he solved four linked quests. It still only two years but he cleared more than half of the [Main, Myth, Hidden] quests that when he first received them, he thought it would take at least five or six years to clear.
At this rate, it seemed that he could clear the quest much quicker than he thought.
But what Sang Hyuk got this time was not the end.
This was only the beginning.
The rest of what Sang Hyuk has gained is that users usually find it hard to get even he play the game for as long as 10 years.
Title – ‘Glory Itself!’
Explanation ? Knight of Glory Tamia has drawn an oath of absolute loyalty. She sees you as a glory itself!
Effect – [Prefix: None] [Suffix: None] [Sustainable Effect: <Agent of Glory (S): Increases all damage done by all abilities by 10% in the light and to Magi (Devil) enemies by +10%.>, <Tamia! Power to me! (A): Calling Tamia using soul call, she lend her strength for ten minutes. All skills +10 for 10 minutes. Cooldown two hours.>]
Title – ‘The Charm from the Heaven’
Rating ? Legend
Explanation ? The first legendary NPC and ring of fate have been raised to 5 levels (MAX). Your efforts will be a tremendous achievement that no one can imitate.
Effect – [Prefix: None] [Suffix: None] [Sustainable Effect: Deadly Charm (S+): Charm +400, the favorability from all NPCs except for some special NPCs increases 5 times faster.]
Cloak of Glory [Legend++]
– Attacked all fours Apostles of Glory. Everyone will praise you ability to cross over four huge mountains.
[Basic Abilities] All abilities +50 (+10), health +30
[Special Abilities] Critical rate +20 (+4)%, All Attack Power +30 (+6)%
[Special Effects] <The existence that shine alone (A): The skill seeing through Concealment is significantly improved.>, <The blessing of light (A): The effect of all healing abilities that are used for yourself increases by 50%.>, <Light! (A): An intense light like the sun bursts out from the mantle and paralyzes the person who sees it for four seconds.>
[Item Skill] Refraction of Light: Reflects light by using a cloak to instantly make its appearance transparent. While hiding using concealment, it is maintained for 20 seconds.
[Bonus Effect] Energizing +10, Strength +15
Completed star of glory [Special Item]
– Star shaped gem that emits four kinds of light. It is a very special gem made up of four stars of glory (Egray, Pokin, Crepo, Tamia) and has a mysterious power.
[Basic Effect] None.
1) Magician of Glory ‘Egray’ [Summons Egray to place the 8th-class magic spell, ‘rain of fire’ in your desired area. Summon duration 30 seconds.]
2) Priest of Glory ‘Pokin’ [Summons Pokin to use the light magic ‘light of glory’ once every 10 seconds to remove all damage from your health and immediately recover 10% of your maximum health. Summon duration 40 seconds]
3) Warrior of Glory ‘Crepo’ [Summons Crepo to dance the ‘Sword of Death’ . Summon duration 30 seconds]
4) Knight of Glory ‘Tamia’ [Summons Tamia to build a ‘shield wall’. Summon duration 30 seconds] <__> The effect of Ring of Fate (level 5) doubles the shield wall duration and restores 0.5% health per second from the moment the shield wall is built.
– All skills share cooldown time with each other.
– Cooldown time 1 hour.
– If you summon two at the same time, the cooldown time increases to 4 hours, and if you summon three simultaneously, it increases to 16 hours. Last, if you summon four at the same time, it will increase to 64 hours.
– Each time the Apostle of Glory summoned is increased by one, the power of their skills increases by 20% per person.
Chapter 106 [Episode 55] Shadow Line of Heroes 1 – End
Editor’s Note: To paraphrase Sean Connery, instead of Sang Hyuk bringing a gun to a knife fight, he brought a tactical nuclear warhead… 😀 (from the movie “Untouchables”)
Editor’s Note: Yep, you’ve read it correctly. You increase reputation if you match your hosts beer for beer. Undoubtedly Hite beer, but this game has product placement… :p