After finally getting the system notification from killing him I sighed in relief and sat down to take a breather. While resting I looked at the system notifications from earlier.
[You have killed a level 33 "Skeleton Horse"... Received 4000 Experience]
[You have found an Upgrade Ticket]
[Fire Magic has reached level 4]
[Wind Magic has reached level 3]
Happy about the spoils of the boss fight I get up but as I was getting ready to leave the Boss Room a glint of light had caught my eye. I thought that nothing dropped from the Boss but upon taking a closer look, there was a dirty pendant on the floor. Picking it up I appraise it.
Item: Unknown Pendant
Item Description: An Item found during an excavation of an ancient site. It was said to be a pendant from the Goddess of Darkness that had the ability to block any kind of appraisal magic.
Upon equipping: +5 Stealth, Blocks Appraisal
Since I only had things to gain from equipping the pendent I put it on and make mental note to clean it later.
With the Boss Room being cleared the entire Dungeon was empty so I walked back to the surface rather quickly since there were no monsters in the way. On my way out of the Dungeon, I nod my head at the guards that had been sitting there all day and start walking back to the capital of light. With this Dungeon completed and the spoils from the Dungeon, I decided that I would work towards increasing my rank as an adventurer now. Being an F-Ranked adventurer isn't really anything to brag about but I feel that I could advance quickly if I put in the effort. With the increase of ranking as an adventurer, the guild would in turn let you receive higher-ranked quests. Although I haven't really been doing quests I feel that they can be a good source of income rather than just hunting down monsters.
Since I refused to take anything other than the skeleton's ashes from the Dungeon as well this Dungeon just wasn't as profitable. Even though I may not be looking to be a rich tycoon but making a living while being able to buy anything that I wanted sounds like it would be a dream come true.
As I continue to walk along the empty road I feel the magic tool that Finn gave me began to vibrate. After taking it out of my pocket I heard Finn's voice coming from it.
"Where are you right now?" He shouted with concern as he talked from the magic tool.
''I just finished that Undead Dungeon you were talking about, after trying for a few days I finally finished it. Is something wrong?" I answer while questioning him since from what I had heard from his tone, he sounded like he was worried about me as if something bad had happened.
"Have you heard of the unique monster rumors going around lately?"
"Yeah, what about it?"
"It's being controlled, there's a monster tamer hiding in the forest hunting people. He has a way to take people's skills so he kills them so no one can live to tell others." He says as he sounds anxious.
"Is this confirmed information? Where did you get the information if he kills everyone?" It just didn't make sense to me. If he killed everyone, how does Finn know of his existence?
"We had a survivor. The oracle from the Church of Light had a vision that someone from their church would be attacked by an unknown person today. We waited in the surroundings to ambush him but he had a skill that let him vanish into thin air. The member of the Church of Light had all of their skills taken by that unknown monster tamer." While explaining how they knew of the Skill stealer Finn sounded worried about me since I had unique skills,
As if the system had heard of Finn's information I got a new notification from the system.
[The Quest Ticket has been activated. A Quest had been made!]
[Quest: Greed that Taints the Soul]
[Quest info: Arvarice had brought the Hunter his one wish, power. But every power comes at a cost, he steals skills from others. He aims to take over the city for the Demon Army while stealing every skill in sight, stop him before he can steal all of the capital's skills.]
[Quest Rewards: 1 Random Cheat Skill Ticket, +1 Level]
Surprised at the sudden activation of the Quest Ticket I stare at the rewards while deciding that this was a chance at another free cheat skill. All I have to do is kill this guy who has been hunting down the other residents.
"I'm on my way back to the capital. I'm hanging up." After seeing the rewards for completing the quest I put the magic tool in my inventory and rush back to the capital.
"Ain't no one stealing this quest from me." With that, I ran as fast as I could back to the capital of light.
On my way to the capital I thought over what kind of skills he could have. If he went after someone from the Church of Light, he may have been after their healing skills, or maybe their cure skills. He hunted adventurers and others who went into the forest so he's probably stronger than the adventurers. Including that skill that let him disappear, either some kind of teleportation or he can turn invisible. I'm going to have to keep Presence Detection on for now until this situation is over.
On my way to the city, I see a person standing in the middle of the road. He was blocking the road but I moved to go around him to avoid wasting any time.
As I pass by the person I couldn't help but take a second look at him, but when I turned around there was nothing there.