The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor Volume 10 Chapter 3
Chapter 3 : Rise of the Undead
Weed in one hand held the Staff of the Fallen Saint and in the other hand, the Magic of Bar-Kahn.
"Wyverns, to the battlefield!"
Wy 1, Wy 2, Wy 3, Wy 5, Wy 6, Wy 7.
The Wyverns pushed their proud wings and flew.
"Damn I'm getting cold."
"My sin is that I met the wrong owner, now I suffer and suffer!"
In the upper levels of the Valley of Death, cold winds blew ice particles. Weed was afraid of being unable to take the cold just from approaching it!
The Wyverns flew while trembling in the cold. If not for the colorfully dyed wolf leather clothing, they would not have been able to come anywhere near there.
Survivors of the expedition fell into despair as they saw the newly emerging Wyverns.
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"Oh shit, Wyverns are coming out."
"Now I can't even run away."
However, their complexions quickly brightened up at once.
"What the hell is that, I swear those Wyverns are in clothing. Why are Wyverns wearing clothes?"
"Answer me this, the Wyverns' appearance, doesn't it look a bit weird?"
"That angular face, exceptionally short neck and protruding belly, I've clearly seen it somewhere ......"
"The Plains of Despair!"
"Wyverns helped the Orcs fight against the undead army.
"Weed! Weed's here at this place!"
The expedition fell into celebration.
Hero from their dreams!
When asking about the adventurer and champion of the continent, the name Weed would appear.
"Dumb Wyverns, do not miss the food!"
When Weed issued the command to drop him off, the Wyverns vigorously flew to find a place for him observe the battle.
The Wyverns narrowly avoided the gathered expedition to attack monsters. Geuminah in the meantime fiercely shot arrows.
The Geomchis, priests and wizards gathered around monsters and started fighting.
Even with the extended help, the situation would still be difficult to reverse.
Weed unfolded the Magic of Bar-Kahn.
In order to deal with the number of monsters, allies were needed. Usable allies were plenty here.
"Rise sleepless spirits living here undetected by eyes. Take revenge on those that killed you! Dead Rise!"
The land of ice that the expedition stood on darkened in color.
The land produced Zombies, Ghouls and Skeleton Soldiers!
As the undead army moved over a distance, Weed pointed and commanded them.
"Fight. Kill them. All your enemies!"
Under Weed's command, the undead sluggishly walked towards the Embinyu Priests and monsters.
With those unnatural movements, they slipped on the ice.
Nevertheless, in the fingernails brandished by the rising zombies contained tremendous strength.
They were strong monsters slow on speed.
"Weed produced those undead!"
"The undead are fighting the monsters."
Said the expedition that had fallen into chaos.
Undead are enemies of the living, yet they only destroyed monsters!
The Necromancer job had long been open to the public, but people had yet to finish changing jobs, so seeing the undead summoning skills with your own eyes was simply amazing.
"Call Death Knight Van Hawk! Call Vampire Tori!"
The summoning of a Death Knight and Vampire Lord!
A stacking Death Knight and pale faced Vampire appeared.
"Today must be very lucky for me to meet my favorite master."
The Death Knight began flattering as soon as he was summoned. Now that Weed had become an Origin of the Skeleton, there was a sense of intimacy.
Weed acknowledged that it had been a long time.
"Master, give your orders. Which one do I fight? Just demand it and I will bring them in front of you as an offering."
The victory loving Death Knight replied confidently, but Weed shook his head.
"It's not that. Take off your helmet and give it to me."
"Did you not hear me? Take off your helmet and give it to me. I'm going to wear it."
In the world for only five seconds and already facing perfectly cruel behavior!
Returned only to be snatched again.
It was originally owned by the Death Knight, Weed was just going to steal it.
"This is my stuff."
The Death Knight stood upright and tried to protect his magic helmet.
Weed made a fist.
"Would you rather I beat you?"
Choose between a mix of coercion and violence!
Weed did not exercise patience.
"Don't make me tell you twice."
"... I'll give it to you."
The Death Knight was forced to gently take off his magic helm.
For others, this fearful atmosphere would simply be considered as intimidation, but Weed had reached a stage of mastery in physical beatings. With his skill proficiency, a few days was all it took for him to knock someone into submission!
It would be nice to see people like that without free will.
"Don't worry. I'll return it later for you to use again. Go fight."
The Death Knight rushed towards the Embinyu Priests.
Weed then looked back at Tori.
"You take the Bone Dragon."
"Focus on defense rather than attack it. You don't need to defeat it."
Tori was given orders to challenge the Bone Dragon and fight to the end.
"Vampire Queen and Vampire children, don't stick together. We are the nobility of the night."
"Yes my lord!"
Tori also turned into a bat with them.
Sharp vampire teeth!
Flapping their black wings, they clung on to the giant Bone Dragon and incited an attack.
You cannot defeat the opponent, but you can at least earn some time.
Weed in the meantime wore the magic helm.
"As long as it is written, let it be seen."
The magic helm made of cursed iron.
In the area drilled between the eyes, a brilliant yet insidious light burst out.
Glowing eyes like the flames of hell!
The Magic Helm of Van Hawk was among the items obtained from the Death Knight in Lavias.
At one time, he always wore the item, but not long ago, he created the Mithril Helmet of Noble Grace. Although he returned it to the Death Knight, he found himself in need of it once again.
- Resistance to Dark Magic series will increase.
- Affinity with the undead will rise by 10.
The magic helm granted options.
Weed once again used magic to summon the undead.
'Quite a lot of mana left.'
Step 1 of basic undead summoning magic.
Creating hundreds of dead bodies consumed about 4,000 mana only.
Staff of the Fallen Saint!
Thanks the immense the effect of the weapon and his remaining mana, Weed decided to equip it.
'The physical force of the Origin of the Skeleton tends to be on the stronger side.'
Even without mana, you can engage in hand to hand combat.
Weed opened the Magic of Bar-Kahn and used step 2 of undead summonining magic.
"Ye who have returned to the land of living. This black and corrupt land is a dark place. The eternal dark law will never disappear, engrave this upon yourself. Undead Rise!"
Vibrations arose from the Staff of the Fallen Saint.
Weed saw numerous bodies being produced.
They did not have any necks, Dyurahans!
Combat loving warriors.
In addition, a number of Skeleton Mages rose.
There were hundreds of undead. The large scale made it hard for them to be controlled.
Thanks to the Staff and Magic Helm, Weed had command of the forces, but he could not afford to create more undead as most of his mana had been used.
Only about 200 mana remaining!
A flash of light came from the Magic Helm Weed was wearing.
"Fight! War! Unfurl your hatred towards the enemy!"
Weed's yell intensely radiated. His advanced yell skill exhausted his remaining mana.
The undead jumped towards the Bone Dragon and monsters under Weed's command to fight.
The zombies fought with broken bones and even resorted to using flying limbs.
The Dyurahans embraced their ghoulish heads next to their torsos and in the other arm, they brandished swords.
Weed also created several boss class monsters!
Boss class Dyurahans and Skeleton Mages gave rise to a dazzling performance.
For the first time in the battle, the expedition stood frozen, transfixed on the true power that was Necromancer magic.
"So many undead."
Usually in the game you avoid hunting undead!
During the expedition, most people saw undead for the first time.
A few people, however, could not believe that their eyes could shine like that.
"Don't you think that undead looks somewhat familiar?"
"Hmm? I guess so."
"Maybe it's Oberon?"
It was an unusually short Dyurahan. Rather than avoiding the enemies, the Dyurahan with a small body fought fiercely.
Necromancer magic used bodies in place of elements. In other words, if there were no bodies, the power of Necromancer spells was bound to decline.
The bodies of the expedition that died during the fight against monsters resurrected as the undead.
Tons of zombies and their exposed defects ran towards the enemy, stumbling on their dead limbs.
Their skills were nonexistent, but they had an appearance very similar to those killed in the past.
"But what are they?"
Rusty soldier armor. Dyurahans also consisted of soldiers wearing old patterned armor.
These were soldiers and knights of the Nipelheim Empire.
All those that had fallen in the Valley of Death thus far were awakened by the call of Weed.
The scary undead cornered the monsters.
Weed saw information silently emerge on the message pane.
- You have acquired experience.
- Dyurahan has killed an Embinyu Priest with amazing power. Due to the unbelievable victory, fame rises by 1.
- Ghoul has been killed.
- Concerning the Skeleton Soldiers destroyed in the attack, if you use the Dead Rise Again magic, the mana cost will be halved.
- Skeleton Mage's remaining mana is 35%.
Unlike sculptures, they consume mana, but as soon as they are created, they can fight. In addition, they were typically stronger compared to the general levels.
The undead did not get that much stronger so instead, you produced a significant number of undead whenever possible.
From the undead came a certain percentage of their fame and experience gain.
Necromancers have to assess the situation faster than other jobs to know what to do with their monster army. In other words, it was a job that required considerable leadership.
Weed summoned amazing boss class undead!
Some of the Skeleton Mages used corpse explosion. Bodies were scattered in front of a bunch of enemies without mercy.
The ghoulishly strengthened Dyurahans went wild, too wild.
They differed from humans. Nothing good ever happened with those from beyond the grave. After collapsing onto the ground, they crawled on their bellies and chomped on your ankles, trying everything to accomplish their goal!
The horror of the ruthless undead army.
They attacked with unexpected methods. Fighting style based on crumbling bodies.
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Royal Road Hall of Fame!
Hundreds of thousands of viewers were already looking at the rumors spread through the internet. Every room in society received a broadcast report. Considering the millions of people following them, the number might even have exceeded twenty million.
- Bone Dragon hunt.
- The heat and drought will be removed from the continent quite soon.
Joy and pleasure!
People enjoyed watching the exhilarating moment of victory.
Then Tero Seu's betrayal of the expedition was shown.
If it was just a simple betrayal, it would not have been that important, however, because of the betrayal, the battle became extremely disadvantageous. Oberon also lost his life.
- That's what those guys are like.
- Cowardly bums, why go that far?
- What jerks.
- Worthless scum!
However, they lacked the power to rule the world. Morally, they deserved to be blamed for the betrayal.
Besides, if they failed, the heat would have to be endured for a longer period of time!
Reckless insults fired off.
Hundreds of thousands of insults fully enveloped bulletin boards. Quite a few videos had to be shut down because so many people watching complained.
Then he appeared.
- Dude, dude, it's Weed from Continent of Magick!
- Weed is leading the undead.
- No, he produced the undead!
People were excited.
A name heard everywhere. Weed!
Many people wore the famous name Weed, but there was only one true Weed.
The top ace in the Continent of Magic that defeated both the blood sucking vampire family and the undead army.
Weed was already a celebrity.
Thanks to the fuss from made from various media, when he sold his account at a high price, he was all the hype.
The appearance of Weed alone was sufficient to thrill the people.
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Weeds commanded his created undead soldiers to claw and bite the Embinyu Priests and the evil soldiers that followed them.
"Attack! Fight! Devour away!"
Weed thoroughly ordered his undead army to target only those monsters.
- You have acquired experience.
- Ghoul followers have picked up 3 gold and 15 silver.
- Dyurahan has obtained loose cloth.
- Skeleton Mage has picked up a red herb package.
Every time they killed a monster, you received income. Experience tended to climb up pretty quickly as well. Whenever the undead fought, you received a certain percentage of experience, so engaging in direct combat would be fine without the situation turning into a mess.
'It's a combat series job too!'
As Weed's hunt progressed smoothly, tears of sadness seemed to flow.
True combat series job.
Necromancer job boasts of the highest known growth rate and a taste in the dead.
Due to the Roman's Necklace, experience accumulation rate varied up to four times as fast as the extent of other jobs.
Of course, the hunt was limited to the moment. Necromancers usually roam around solo as most parties are never comfortable around them.
Necromancer is a job making undead bodies. Therefore, in order to utilize their skills, they need bodies.
The first undead!
To make it, you had to first catch and kill a monster with poor magic attacks. As the number of undead increased, earlier problems became much easier to deal with, but there were still some complaints. They had a vulnerable weakness to priests and paladins. Besides that, after a fixed amount of time, you could no longer maintain the undead and they turned back into corpses. To restore the bodies required an enormous amount of mana.
Commanding groups of slow undead into battle was tricky as it burned mana that required spending tedious hours to refill.
In addition to the magical skills of the undead, the quality of the material was important as well. Depending on the body used, the power of individuals varied with worlds of difference.
If the level of the body was over 300, even with low magic skill, you could still create a strong undead.
"Death Knight, Lace, Wight, Banshee or Spector. I wish I could call those monsters, but ......"
The Origin of the Skeleton had the tendency of a wizard, making the primary and secondary steps of the Necromancer's undead summoning magic spells simple to use! Only step 3 of the Necromancer's undead summoning magic spells had a limit.
Nevertheless, excellent ingredients showed outstanding plays.
"Chances are you'll die."
As the battle continued, the undead were unconditionally bound to increase. Necromancer job had a tremendous advantage.
"That guy's the master, Weed-nim."
The expedition looked on with eyes full of envy.
A true adventurer of the Versailles Continent.
An absolute existence that showed no quest was impossible.
The people in the expedition crew were bound to revere such a figure.
Weed also felt the attention as he stood cross-armed while watching the battle. In order to not expose his body of bones, he stood in a dignified manner as he watched the battle.
"Hu hu, my undead army's fighting well."
Weed stood moderately above the 50,000 minions.
Of course, the expedition concentrated all their attention on the situation at that place. They were extremely curious as to how others besides themselves came to this place.
Weed heard the babble from the expedition crew through his ears. (no ears tho, skull joke )
"Why a skeleton though?"
"I don't know, maybe he offended someone somewhere and got cursed for it?"
"I don't think so. The curse is still fully intact."
"Anyway, is he going to show us an authentic black magic show?"
"If that's true, we should wait for him to demonstrate the power of Necromancers."
"Weed the master will definitely be show an amazing scene."
Weed's ears tingled. It was not embarassment, but rather he could not disclose the fact that he ran out of mana!
'Can't use Necromancer skills anymore.'
The staff held in his hand added strength.
As always, bodies will suffer from an evil mind.
Weed aimed his staff towards the body of monsters.
The motion of the staff was smooth. It moved freely under the palm of his hand and lodged itself into moving monsters.
His fantastic swordsmanship debuted in front of people with a staff.
There is a big difference between swords and canes.
The sword was a sharp weapon that slashed opponents, while the staff was simply something that smashed your opponents.
The attack of the Staff of Saint Taranhan was much better than that of his sword!
Weed indiscriminately smashed the monsters in front of him.
'Experience! Experience is calling me.'
Items and money picked up by the undead all returned back to Weed. More than half of the experience, however, would be lost to the governed undead.
Therefore, Weed thoroughly picked out monsters with their lives at risk.
With his supreme broad field of vision, he noticed everything!
Although Weed could not afford to die, he attacked multiple monsters at once.
Wherever he passed through, monsters turned into carcasses.
Weed swept through the camp like a storm.
'Anyway, once the Bone Dragon dies, I'll have to diligently fight to make up for the lost experience.'
In addition, the mastery of many valuable skills needless to say was a big loss.
To make up for his low damage, Weed picked only the monsters with little remaining life left.
"It's really Weed-nim!"
"Even without magic he can fight."
"Damn! I want to hunt monsters by moving my body like that."
"With that degree of skill as a wizard, what kind of damage is that ......"
"What level is he?"
Admiration deepened in the eyes of the expedition.
This view as unavoidable as there were significantly less monsters everywhere he passed through.
Like the wind, he swept away the monsters, the stem of the problematic situation.
Weed did not leave their eyes.
The undead fought in place of the inactive people as Weed ran straight into a crowd and instantly destroyed a number of enemies.
Mysterious movements of the staff.
Remarkable moves and smoothly connecting actions.
It seemed the continuous melee until now was simply fiction, for the battle had now become clean and organized.
In fact, Weed planned to release the near death undead for the people to finish up, but their views were completely opposite.
"You're so strong!"
"Battling like that, so cool!"
The expedition continuously spat out praise.
Weed's artistic movements were sufficient enough to garner admiration.
Origin of the Skeleton was a thorough job, fairly strong in battles.
In the finest combination with the weapon, the Staff of the Fallen Saint, Weed's damaged shined even more.
For ordinary people, it was difficult to imagine the violence and intense skills Weed demonstrated.
30 meters away, an Embinyu Priest was dying away.
About to collapse!
However, the sword above the Dyurahan was ready to descend.
At this, Weed snapped one of his ribs and angrily shouted.
He threw his broken rib toward the target.
The sharpened bone went flying! Only the Origin of the Skeleton had such a unique skill.
The bone flew with strong momentum and claimed the life of the target before it died. (KS FTW)
- You have used part of the body.
Until the bone is recovered, damage is reduced by 1.3% and defense decreases by 2%.
Weed very busily moved to fight, acquire items, throw bones and often direct the undead army. He moved at all times without ceasing, striking all the monsters like an endless gale.
In a sense, the spirit of Geomchi also fought with the expedition.
As a result, the Embinyu Priests and evil soldiers could not withstand the onslaught.
The roar of the Bone Dragon!
All that remained was to deal with the boss-class monster, the Bone Dragon.
Vampire Tori was also fighting, but he took devastating damage. Of the Vampires serving under him, only half remained!
Countless of undead roared on the ground, but they would not help much in the battle with the Bone Dragon and the expedition was now exhausted without strength to fight anymore.
Weed was in conflict.
'Should I retreat to the side now?'
He had already secured an escape route. If he sacrificed Tori's life, he could escape.
'But I won't know the truth of the history of the Nipelheim Empire that took place in the Valley of Death.'
The quest took precedence.
Seeing as the quest was one of a kind, he had to somehow clean up the situation on the ground!
The Bone Dragon had emerged from a big cave. Perhaps in there contained a true secret of the Nipelheim Empire, but going into the cave while avoiding the Bone Dragon's sight would be a formidable task. In addition, while it fought, the larger surroundings of the cave might collapse, trapping him inside. When it is time to come out, there might even be a bigger problem.
'To step back here would lead to a more difficult opportunity. Kill the Bone Dragon now!'
Weed made a decision.
As far as fighting monsters goes, he never stood in the back. Sometimes working meticulously for long hours may not be rewarded, but challenges have never been successful without putting in effort.
Weed revived the spirit of the tireless fighter from the Continent of Magick.
'Looks like it will need a sharp blow.'
Weed confirmed the mana gathered during the fight. By fighting only with his body, he conserved mana and recovered 43%.
"Gloomy darkness falls upon the spear. Spear born from the darkness, penetrate the enemy's heart. Appear, Dark Spear!" (Frankenstein anybody)
Weed opened his side arm and caught the spear of black life in his hand.
Insidious fog streamed from the spear.
The spear was created through black magic.
Among the most powerful magic attacks usable, it was a skill that consumed lots of mana.
More than half of his remaining mana was consumed.
Weed through the power of his soul directed the Dark Spear towards the Bone Dragon.
Tori helped Seoyoon toward the few surviving Dark Gamers fighting the Bone Dragon.
Declaration of war.
Regarding the Bone Dragon as game, he faced it with a determined expression of wanting to inflict pain upon it.