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Chapter 30: Star Swallow Skill



The more Sila played with Lookhin, the more it became docile. Sila thought that it wasn’t a mistake to buy it.

Lookhin hovered around. Although it wasn’t that fast, it was obviously quicker than a normal bird. However, Sila’s eyes weren’t keener than normal peoples, so he didn’t notice this difference.

“Do you want to try flying outside?” said Sila.

Lookhin landed itself on Sila’s shoulder and used its head to rub Sila’s cheek gently. Sila was charmed by its loveliness so he decided to go out although it was currently 2 AM.

Sila went out of the room and found himself in the bank. Although it was still opening, there were not many players using its services right now. There were only two people that upon Sila leaving the bank, they started whispering something.

Sila had to be surprised when he got out. There were more than ten players wearing armor blocking his way. Sila stopped his feet in front of the group, ten meters away.

“Excuse me, could you please let me through?” politely said Sila.

“Are you Sila?” said the man in red armor.

Sila frowned. He observed these guys and found that there was a symbol of two swords crossing, making an X shape, embroidered on their collar. It was not a white dragon symbol so they were not likely to be Heaven Dragon guildmates.

“Yes, that’s me. What do you want from me?” replied Sila.

Then, the man made eye contact with the others. Their group began to spread in a circle around Sila.

Sila realized that a battle was likely to occur so he wanted Lookhin to flee; then, it flew away without him having to speak his order out loud. It flew to land itself on a signpost that wasn’t far away from him.

“You have no room to talk, you bastard. For a toad that wants to eat goose meat like you, we’ll teach you some manners today for our leader’s sake.” That man said while all of them took their weapons out.

T/N: ‘Toad that wants to eat goose’s meat’ is a proverb, referring to someone who overrates oneself. It’s mostly used to say to an average man who aims to go out with pretty woman.
Sila still didn’t understand. This man’s words were so nonsense. Sila also didn’t know why this man had to tell something in a proverb. Sila wasn’t sure since he hadn’t heard this proverb before, but it seemed like this man was accusing him of eating something he shouldn’t eat. Sila couldn’t remember himself snatching somebody’s food to eat. Even if he did that, it was just food. Do these guys have to assemble and gang up on him over it?

Sila couldn’t tolerate this nonsense. He circulated Tortured Soul throughout his whole body. His eyes shone mysteriously. They looked just like the eyes of an evil spirit.

The opponents realized that Sila was trying to resist. Seeing that, they laughed.

Is this new player trying to resist them? Shouldn’t he get on his knees and beg for his life instead?

“Arrogant bastard! Do you think you can defeat us?” said the guy who seemed like a leader of the gang.


Sila didn’t answer their question. He stood firmly like a rock, waiting for his opponents to make the first move.

One of the opponents came forward alone. In his hand was a flame red sword that was so sharp it could even cut metal off easily.

The rest of them were still waiting. They all came from the Main Continent. Although they were underlings, they all thought beating the crap out of a single new player should be child’s play. Based on what they had seen, this guy even had to be pulled onto the stage by Goddess of Purified Water. This meant his ability was poor. The reason he was a winner of the event must have been due to Varee’s ability alone.

They were low-leveled players of the Royal Armament Guild.

By the way, Sword Emperor, their guild leader had been persuading Varee into his guild for a long time. However, Varee kept rejecting his offers.

Since he didn’t want to forcefully make her join his guild, he gave Varee a time to reconsider; hoping that someday she would change her mind and join it.

Then, one day, he had heard that Varee had brought her lover into the game. The Sword Emperor was among the top players in the game with a high reputation but he loses to a no-name new player. This thought irritated him. However, as expected of the Sword Emperor who was a guild leader, he didn’t panic and just calmly ordered his men to gather information on the player named Sila.

Nevertheless, his men had gone one step further. They wanted to kill Sila a few times to please their leader so that they might be promoted to a higher position in the guild. Fame and money would come later. Killing a single newbie would get them a lot of benefits. They would be a fool if they didn’t take such an easy job like this.

They had waited for Sila and Varee to separate. After that, once they had seen Sila entering a bank, they gathered friends ready to gang up on Sila. By the way, they had gathered only around ten people since it would be easier for them to distribute the shares.

These guys expected the best. But there was an obstacle they weren’t aware of; it was a fact that Sila wasn’t a new player unable to put up a fight. Actually, they could already anticipate it from the fact that his bounty hadn’t been claimed yet. However, everyone here ignored that fact.

Meanwhile, Sila was disappointed. He noticed that his opponents were full of confidence and wore not bad equipment. Sila had thought that they would be strong, but it was a letdown for him to see the opponent running at him was so slow and full of openings.

“This is Millennium Flame Sword, an item in B grade that gives its victim a burn wound. You will feel torture without a way to cancel its effect until you died. Hahaha, you will have to get on your knees and beg me to end your life.” He said all that while running forward. The way he was able to say this long sentence indicated how slow he and his sword were.

The sword was aimed at Sila’s forehead. Anyway, Sila was bored. After the fight at the beach, these minor fights didn’t cause him to feel excited anymore. He didn’t even have to use Qi of Little Divine Beings. He just moved his body slightly to cause the sword to barely miss his shoulder.

The sword sank into the ground. Sila then used his foot to step on it.

“Whether it’s steel sword or wooden sword, if it doesn’t hit a target, its power will become useless anyway. Shame on you to have such a great sword.”

That man’s face was distorted by anger. He was about to pull the sword to slash at Sila again, but he couldn’t lift it up. Not only that, he couldn’t even let his hand go of his sword.

Sila used Universe Momentum to chain this man’s hand with the sword while using his own weight to press it.

“If your abilities are only this much, can you all just suicide? You’re wasting my time here.” Sila provoked all of them. Even if he was sure to win this fight, he would gain an upper hand if the battle became a tussle. It would be faster for him to end the fight too.

His provocation worked. The rest of them were all coming at him. Sila didn’t wait to use God's Cathedral. His hand gestured circular and pulled all of them to the center before changing his power to become Tortured Soul empowered by Qi of Little Tiger. Immediately, more than ten of them became buried in an iceberg.

Sila suddenly released his power to let their bodies in the iceberg without them dying. He wanted to plant this terrible image in their mind so there wouldn’t be these weaklings to disturb him in the future.

“Stop right there!” shouted the man who wasn’t hit by Sila’s Tortured Soul.

Sila turned his head to the voice. He found that there were two opponents still safe. One of them was the one who had just shouted, while the remaining one was holding something.

Sila glared at the hand of that person. When he realized the object in that man’s hand, his fury surged. It seemed like he had been too kind to them.

“If you don’t want this bird to die, you have to surrender now.” That guy said. His grip was about to break Lookhin.

“You…”

Anger surged within Sila. And this feeling was instantly linked to Lookhin.

Although it was just a cute bird, its eyes flashed brightly with green light, the pressure around it became heavy. People around it started to feel uncomfortable. Even Sila, its owner, felt a little pressure. Needless to say, those two guys who were closest to it suddenly became so scared.

“What are you doing? Die!” The one who hold Lookhin tried to squeeze it, hoping to kill it before it did something.

However, no matter how hard he had squeezed, Looking didn’t die. It was just Level 1 brown sparrow but its skin was harder than a diamond. He squeezed it so much that his hand felt painful. In the end, he had to release his grab.

After Lookhin flew out of his hand, it made a sound and many sharp rocks emerged. They pierced through all players there and changed the place into an execution area. Their bodies were torn into pieces. There was only one of Sila’s opponents left. He was now watching the situation with eyes that couldn’t believe all this.

Even Sila had to avoid these rock spikes. When he noticed that there was one survivor left, he grabbed Millennium Flame Sword and threw it at that guy. With this, that guy writhed in pain full of a burning sensation for a while without a way to cancel its effect, before he died. It was just like what the sword’s owner had said.

All the noise attracted people to come and see the situation. Sila didn’t want to stand out so he used Qi of Little Bird to jump along the roofs. He also didn’t forget to order Lookhin to follow him.

As soon as he arrived north of town, he stopped. Sila chose this direction because if he went further this way, he would reach the harbor. It seemed like he wouldn’t enter the town anymore.

Lookhin followed Sila. Sila was surprised that it could keep up to his speed. But after the second thought, Lookhin was a bird, so it wouldn’t be weird that it was able to follow him who used Qi of Little Bird.

“How could you do that before, Lookhin? Didn’t the shop’s clerk tell me that you can’t fight?” said Sila.

Lookhin stood on Sila’s palm. It didn’t say anything and only tilted its head like it didn’t understand his question.

Sila didn’t know what to do so he opened his system window to check its stat. What he saw shocked him.

Pet Status: Lookhin Level: 1

Race: Brown Sparrow Rank: Squire

Health Points: 20 / 20 Magic Points: 0 / 0 Qi Points: 0 / 0 Psychic Points: 0 / 0

Satiety: 65 / 100 Love Degree: 31%

*Brown Sparrow cannot accumulate experience points.

Active Skill:

(S) Star Swallow

You can feed B-graded or higher grade Card to the Brown Sparrow as an alternative to normal pet food.

*Upon using, there is 0.1% chance that the Brown Sparrow will receive the experience point equal to the experience points received from the monster of that card.

*Upon using, there is 0.00001% chance that the Brown Sparrow will gain the skill of the monster of that card.

Obtain Skills:

[Qi type]

(None)

[Psychic type]

Special Skill: Mind Concealing (Blue-Scaled Merman King)

Can conceal the mind to attack without system notice.

Can conceal true basic stats from others.

- True Status

Pet Status: Lookhin Level: 850

Race: Brown Sparrow Rank: Squire

Health Points: 250,000 / 250,000 Magic Points: 243,000 / 300,000

Qi Points: 2,000 / 2,000 Psychic Points: 95,000 / 150,000

Special Skill: Mind Connection (Blue-Scaled Merman King)

Can share a feeling between itself and owner’s.

Can change its psychic point into mental oppression. The strength depends on the maximum amount of psychic point.

[Magic type]

Special Skill: Granite Spear (Earth Dragon)

Create spikes from the ground. The number of the spike is not fixed. The number of spike and its strength depend on the amount of magic used.

Special Skill: Earth Dragon’s Scale (Earth Dragon)

Strengthen the body to increase the physical defense. The strength depends on the maximum amount of magic point.

The more Sila read, the more he thought that Lookhin development was too fast. Anyway, he was curious. The success rates of Star Swallow were only 0.1% and 0.00001% respectively. So, why did it seem like all his cards that had used to feed Lookhin ended up in success?

Then, the word of his in-game teacher about his lucky trait come in his mind. With that thought, Sila read the detail of Greed Card again.

(S) Greed Card – Level 7

Increases the minimum drop rate of all items to 30%.

Increases the minimum drop rate of cards, to 50%.

Increases the minimum chance to come across a special situation to 35%.

Increases the minimum chance to encounter a hidden boss monster to 20%.

Increases the minimum chance to end up being benefit from any randomness to 80%.

You will earn 1.5 times more money when defeating a monster.

You have a 0.02% chance of encountering Mammon, the Devil of Greed.

You will earn only 10% of all experience point from now on.

Sila frowned. The card’s level had increased and its abilities were better. However, the probability of being able to encounter the Devil of Greed sounded quite unlucky here.

Sila looked at Lookhin that almost got hurt and realized that; although he didn’t want it to fight, as long as he couldn’t keep it away, it would have a chance for it to be hurt from a stray bullet. Thus, he changed his mind and decided to make Lookhin be potent enough to take care of itself. However, it seemed like the self-defense by Sila’s definition was slightly higher than the standard.

Actually, this brown sparrow had been created by the Monster Department with good thoughts. Not only was this monster not strong, it couldn’t gain experience points through normal means, but its skill Star Swallow was also awkward. No sane person would feed a card to it since the probabilities of success were just 0.1% and 0.00001%. It is like wasting a tremendous amount of money on a monster that has no hope of getting stronger.

But there was one single insane person here who didn’t regard the tremendous value of the card. This person was now brought out A-graded Great Millennium Ape and handed it to one brown sparrow.

“Lookhin, uses Star Swallow.”

At the end of his sentence, brown sparrow’s body emitted out light full of qi power. Its eyes were shining mysterious green lights.

The legend of a cute yet scary monster started here. Sila had just created a first pet of Monster Soul that could use qi, psychic, and magic at its disposal.