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Chapter 175 - Set (9)

Second Life Ranker
     Chapter 175: Set (9)

    Yeon-woo spread out his right hand and pulled out the Blue Spirit.

    “This was bound to the Abyss Turtle. As you can see, it doesn’t have an identity yet, so it’ll be easy to enter it. Also.”

    Yeon-woo spread out his left hand this time. White and black souls appeared at the same time.

    “I’ll give you these. It won’t be perfect, but you can get some of your holy power back.”

    Rebecca’s eyes widened. It was the souls of Hepburn and Sol Luna.

    A Superior species that was a high elf, and a near pure-blooded Sol Luna. If the two souls were absorbed at the same time, her lost ‘level’ would be regained again quickly.

    Shanon complained like it was a waste, but Hanryeong stabbed him in the side and told him to be quiet.

    Actually, the two were plenty satisfied with receiving the swords from Henova already.

    […..Fine. I’ll do it. What do I have to do now?]

    Rebecca nodded her head with a firm gaze.

    Yeon-woo smiled and moved the Blue Spirit in front of her.

    “Just swallow it. I’ll take care of the rest.”

    Rebecca looked disbelieving, but she just swallowed the Blue Spirit, since there wasn’t really anything he could do to her, what with her being dead already.

    In an instant, Rebecca’s vestige scattered and became blue waves. Then, the magic circle that Boo had set up began to activate.

    It wasn’t that hard to combine Rebecca and the Blue Spirit, since Rebecca’s information could just be entered into the Blue Spirit. That was how easy it was.

    Then.

    [Covering the Blue Spirit with vestige has been successful. The identity is being formed, and created into a lower level Blue Spirit.]]

    [The lower level Blue Spirit has pledged allegiance to you. From now on, she will be bound to the Spirit and become your sword and shield.]

    [Would you like to choose a name for the lower level Blue Spirit?]

    “Rebecca.”

    [The lower level Blue Spirit’s name has been set to ‘Rebecca.’]

    [Loyalty has increased by 15.]

    [Control has increased by 5.]

    [The current body is not able to handle the vestige of Rebecca(Lower Level Blue Spirit), and stats are being reassigned.]

    …..

    While Rebecca was being reborn with transparent blue patterns, she was busy examining herself.

    Then she realized that it was trying to drop her level even further, so she held her hand out for the souls of Hepburn and Sol Luna.

    Like when she swallowed the Blue Spirit, she swallowed the souls immediately.

    [Rebecca(Lower Level Blue Spirit) has overtaken the soul of Hepburn(Urd’s Disciple).]

    [Stats are being reassigned.]

    [Rebecca has evolved from lower level to mid level.]

    …..

    [Rebecca(Mid Level Blue Spirit) has absorbed the soul of Sol Luna(Vampire).]

    [Her level is increasing.]

    [Stats are being reassigned.]

    [The level has evolved from mid level to high level.]

    Rebecca’s being became even clearer, and it didn’t fall short to that of a Death Knight.

    [You have succeeded in binding the extracted vestige. You have taken another step in controlling death. An additional reward is being given.]

    [Spirit Magic of Abyss]

    Rank: A-

    Proficiency: 2.1%

    Summary: This is the most rare spirit magic of all spirit magic. You need to learn several skills to understand it. The higher the proficiency, the higher the power of the spirit.

    Yeon-woo was able to read some of Rebecca’s thoughts through their connection.

    Among them was Rebecca’s regrets. The regret that had made Rebecca live again. He had to help her solve them to uphold his side of the contract.

    Then.

    [Urd is furious.]

    [Cernunnos looks at you with a futile face.]

    [Urd says something to Cernunnos. Cernunnos refuses.]

    [Cernunnos looks at you with a strange gaze. He decides not to speak up about this incident.]

    [The demons are beginning to have a discussion about you because someone brought it up.]

    ‘Is it because of my accomplishments?’

    The gods and demons couldn’t interfere with the lower floors.

    They used messages through the system if they wanted to say something, and if they wanted to do something, they would do it within their holy territory or borrow the strength of their apostles.

    But there were still limits to using their apostles. Even if Urd hated Yeon-woo, she couldn’t do anything about his past. It was impossible to do something about a player’s ‘accomplishments.’

    And the same went for this case.

    Yeon-woo was building up his accomplishments with the Black Bracelet, and he received protection from the system.

    Cernunnos knew this, which was probably why he couldn’t do much.

    However, he didn’t even put a curse on him, which he could do. And the opposition that Yeon-woo was expecting wasn’t that bad.

    ‘Because even if it’s just vestige it’s still his apostle.’

    Apostles weren’t simply a god’s spirit. They were their agents and their avatars.

    Of course, Cernunnos would have great interest in his apostle, so he seemed to want to observe the situation more.

    Meanwhile, Rebecca was busy examining her half-transparent body like she couldn’t get used to it.

    Yeon-woo silently watched her and thought of the other message.

    The attention of ‘some demon’ that had been going on for a while. Just what had they brought up? Even if he didn’t want to care about it, it was still on his mind.

    ***

    The first thing Rebecca attempted was materialization.

    It was to be expected, since she wanted a physical body, but the proficiency of the spirit magic was too low.

    [Oh well. But I hope you quickly raise the proficiency of the skill.]

    “Don’t worry. Just by having you summoned like this raises the proficiency. And I’ll study spirit magic when I can.”

    Yeon-woo no longer spoke formally to her since she was his subordinate now.

    She didn’t really seem to care about it. She believed that sincerity was more important than being polite for show.

    And if there was another reward, it was that the growth of holy power in Rebecca’s body had taken place. Cernunnos hadn’t taken it back.

    It was only a miniscule amount compared to when she was living, but Yeon-woo was still grateful.

    Since that meant that he could lend his power anytime.

    When everything was finished, Yeon-woo began to help Henova again.

    Henova seemed surprised to see Rebecca following Yeon-woo, but he ignored her upon realizing she was a spirit. He knew that things would get annoying if he questioned what Yeon-woo did.

    And Rebecca was pretty helpful.

    Because hunters had to solo play, she knew how to fix weapons and such. She had knowledge of metallurgy, and she could bless items with her holy power.

    And Yeon-woo lit up Holy Fire while helping Henova. It was something Henova had allowed.

    This was because it was a process that could blend Yeon-woo’s will into the items.

    A full moon cycle passed by like that.

    [The artifact ‘Henova’s Magic Armor Helmet’ has been completed.]

    [The artifact ‘Henova’s Magic Armor Boots’ has been completed.]

    [The artifact ‘Henova’s Magic Armor Handcuffs’ has been completed.]

    …..

    [The Magic Armor Set has been created.]

    [You have been a great help to Henova in finishing his art. Your blood, sweat, tears, and emotions have combined with the armor.]

    [Understanding with the Magic Armor Set deepens by +20]

    [You have gained knowledge about metallurgy. A part of the sealed Dragon’s Knowledge is being released.]

    [The proficiency of the skill ‘Draconic Eyes’ has increased. 65.2%]

    [Set up your own metallurgy after learning more things.]

    Yeon-woo looked at the new Magic Armor with the white mask that he temporarily had on. Among them were things he had that were fixed, and things that were newly made.

    So he extended his hand to check them.

    “Nuh uh uh. Already?”

    Henova stopped Yeon-woo’s hand with his pipe.

    “Why?”

    “What do you mean why? It’s because you’re going too fast.”

    Yeon-woo’s eyes widened.

    “It’s still not done?”

    Henova bit his pipe and grinned.

    “Wait a moment.”

    “…..?”

    Yeon-woo looked confusedly at Henova because he didn’t understand.

    Then, Henova pulled out a glass bottle that was about the size of his hand. There was a liquid that shined like a ruby inside of it.

    At that moment, Yeon-woo’s gaze changed. His eyelids shook.

    “Huhu. You seem to recognize what it is. Good to see you’re not blind. Well, I suppose you should be able to recognize this if you bothered me like that to teach you metallurgy.”

    “Is that really ‘Hell’s Tears’?”

    “Yeah. I got it a long time ago. I was wondering where to use it. I didn’t really have anywhere to use it, so I’ll use it specially on your items. Consider the points you gave me to be spent on buying this.”

    “…..”

    Hell’s Tears were from a species that had gone extinct long before the Draconic species. It was the last inheritance of Princess Hell from the giant species.

    Hell was powerful enough to be called the mother of the underground. She had enmity with several demons, and even gods were wary of her.

    The tears she spilled were famous enough to be rumored as the fire in hell.

    Except for godly materials, this was the most highly ranked item.

    “I got it out because I saw that your properties were mostly progressed with dark and fire properties. And with this…”

    Henova began to speak confidently, like he was saying he was something worth the respect.

    Yeon-woo’s shock didn’t fade away even while Henova was explaining.

    He knew that Hell’s Tears were extremely good material. But that wasn’t important to Yeon-woo right now.

    ‘Why is that still…..’

    Hell’s Tears.

    It was something his brother had presented to Henova.

    What surprised me the most when I entered the Tower was that they didn’t have the concept of birthdays.

    They had the custom of remembering when they were born. But it was just another day to them. They didn’t have the tradition of celebrating when they were born.

    I thought it was a bit pitiful.

    It’s a day that only comes by once in a year. I thought that the Tower was really a cold place.

    I didn’t like that. So I wanted to celebrate the members’ birthdays on my own at least.

    Hm, I’m pretty sure Henova’s birthday is soon. What would he like?

    Hehe. Mom said I was a better present to her than my brother, who doesn’t listen.

    After a lot of consideration, he decided to give Henova the Hell’s Tears that he got with great difficulty.

    Since Henova was a smithy, he wanted to give him something he could use.

    Henova scolded his brother for getting him something useless, but his brother saw the expression on Henova’s face when he turned around.

    Yeon-woo thought that Henova would have used it a long time ago.

    But it was still there?

    And there weren’t any traces of the glass bottle being opened. That meant that he had cherished it without using it once.

    Before Yeon-woo could say something, Henova opened the bottle.

    The contents of the bottle became red smoke and flowed outside of the bottle.

    It whirled above the Magic Armor Set and settled into it.

    Then, with an explosion, all the armor combined into one, except for the Magic Bayonet and Magic Iron Sword.

    It looked like all the armor had disappeared and only one was left.

    “Hehe. You can check it.”

    Henova smoked his pipe, looking pleased with himself.

    Yeon-woo tried to not show his shaking eyes and put his hand on the one that was left.

    [Congratulations! You have succeeded in finishing a ‘masterpiece’ with Henova. This art will be blessed by many gods and envied by many demons.]

    [You have achieved an accomplishment not easily achieved. Additional Karma is being rewarded.]

    [You have earned 10,000 Karma.]

    [You have earned an additional 15,000 Karma.]

    [As an additional reward, your understanding of metallurgy has become deeper, and you gained ‘Considering Eyes.’]

    [‘Considering Eyes’ and ‘Draconic Eyes’ have combined to increase the proficiency of ‘Draconic Eyes.’ 69.8%]

    Yeon-woo checked the armor.

    [Henova’s Magic Armor]

    Category: ???

    Rank: S~??? (Masterpiece)

    Summary: The masterpiece was originally made to support the user with the specialized information given about them, but with Hell’s Tears, it has even more potential.

    Once it’s worn, it can change as the user wishes. It has an automatic fixing feature, so it can repair itself after damage. It is also light, contributing to fast movement.

    *Hell Tear’s

    It has the purification of Hell, the mother of the underground. It influences dark, evil, and fire properties. The change in the properties depends on the user’s proficiency.

    *Draconic Eyes (Supporting)

    It widens the eyes of the great Draconic species.

    *Extrasensory Perception (Supporting)

    The range…..

    …..

    **This artifact is ‘Unique.’ There is only one in the entire Tower, and it is bound to its owner. It cannot be shared with anyone else.

    **With the influence of the ‘masterpiece,’ additional skills that are added will add new options.

    **It clears your head when worn. Many gods and demons admire and envy this.

    “…..!”

    Yeon-woo tightened his hand on the armor.

    The supporting feature was obvious since it was specially ordered, but Yeon-woo had never seen all skills being influenced like this. And the fact that it was specialized towards fire and dark properties proved that it was specially made for Yeon-woo.

    For this to be possible, the maker must have thoroughly researched the player who ordered it. It wasn’t something you could do in a day.

    Even though Yeon-woo had given his information, a lot of time had to be invested in this.

    “Try wearing it.”

    Yeon-woo put the armor, which was a breastplate, on his body. Then, he felt something stretch about his body like rubber.

    He felt like something connected between the armor and his body.

    He thought of what he read in the information window. All armor was a bit uncomfortable and unnatural to move in.

    But when he twisted and turned, the movement was smooth and natural. As the options were activated, his body heated up as well.

    “How do you like it?”

    Henova asked, satisfied.

    “…..it’s comfortable.”

    Yeon-woo replied. It was like being in your father and mother’s arms.

    The words that Yeon-woo couldn’t bring himself to say remained in his mouth.