Chapter 18. Mana Stone (2)
An arrow pierced the forehead of the monster, who was in the shape of a bat. And with the blast of an explosion, the bat-shaped monster screamed and fell to the floor.
I naturally had to admire it.
‘No matter how much you are called the main character’s assistant, isn’t it too much?’
That was the skill called <Hand of the Golden Sun>. A skill inherited from the power of his constellation, a skill that Baek Tae-beom, who has a constellation like me, cannot even dream of.
I felt sorry for Baek Tae-beom, so I glanced at him. His high nose bridge, abundant eyelashes… And his sharp eyes were looking at Lee Myung-won as if somewhat surprised.
Lee Myung-won approached the dead monster’s corpse and picked up the item that appeared after the monster disappeared into dust.
“The monsters in this dungeon drop mana stones.”
When Baek Tae-beom reflexively asked, Lee Myung-won slowly looked back at us.
“It is an item that can strengthen the body or can be used for other uses.”
After finishing his speech, Lee Myung-won lightly threw a mana stone at me. I calmly grabbed the stone that felt like a small marble.
Baek Tae-beom looked at the magic stone in my hand curiously. I grabbed his hand and placed the mana stone on top of his palm.
“Can you really use it to strengthen things?”
“It has not been officially revealed yet, but that’s what we believe. We are doing an experiment.”
An experiment. Did the Hansung group do anything like that? It’s not like human experimentation, is it?
Perhaps he might have noticed my gaze, as Lee Myung-won added calmly.
“We are experimenting with hunters, but safety is our top priority. It is not dangerous.”
“Absolutely not,” Lee Myung-won emphasized once more.
“How do you use this mana stone?”
“It’s simple. You can eat it yourself or crush it into powder and sprinkle it on the desired item. But with a magic stone of that size, at most, it’s only going to be as effective as a bottle of nourishing tonic.”
Lee Myung-won was right. In order to see a clear effect, it had to be at least the size of a fist.
Later on in the story, there are guilds that mainly monopolize field-type dungeons with mana stones. Consequently, ordinary hunters had no choice but to have a setback in the supply of mana stones, and as a result, they often fought each other as the days went by.
Baek Tae-beom looked visibly disappointed. His puppy-like face and drooping eyes were so cute. Lee Myung-won said with a sigh.
“That’s not what’s important. Our first priority is to rescue the survivors.”
“And the road just had to be like this.”
The road was divided into two, but the fact that it was divided was insignificant, as the left side was just a ridiculously small passage. Baek Tae-beom and Lee Myung-won wouldn’t be able to get in. It was a passage just large enough for a person like me to fit in alone.
If this was the case, isn’t the process of work set? I spoke calmly.
“I’ll go left by myself, so you two go right.”
Baek Tae-beom immediately protested.
“You’re going alone?”
“Then, are you going to crumple up and come with me too?”
“I can get in if I fold my shoulders.”
“Do you think you can just fold your shoulders and somehow crawl at the same time?”
I said as if it was absurd. But Baek Tae-beom was persistent.
“I’ll just hold in my breath.”
“Why are you so stubborn? In the midst of an urgent hour.
“What if Hyung goes alone and gets hurt?”
[Your contractor feels anxious.]
Is it because of the last time I got hurt?
Lee Myung-won looked at us and sighed.
“Didn’t you say you were going to rescue the survivors, Baek Tae-beom-ssi?”
At Lee Myung-won’s words, Baek Tae-beom kept his mouth shut. And in the end, he bowed his head and said to me as if he were begging me.
“If it becomes dangerous, please start shouting.”
“All right then, hurry up and go.”
He was almost half dragged away by Lee Myung-won, but he kept looking back at me. I waved my hand holding the staff and tucked myself into the narrow passageway.
I didn’t know my skinny body would help me this much, since I couldn’t get muscles even if I worked out.
I barely turned around and trotted carefully out the narrow passage. Thanks to this, my body was covered with stone debris and dust, but I was fine except for a small scratch on the back of my hand.
By the way….
What kind of place is this? I did want to be separated and be by myself, but that was what I was going to do after I checked where the <Magical Conch Shell> was. I looked up at the spiky stalactites, the walls covered with unknown minerals, and the huge lake.
And a message appeared as if waiting for me to be alone.
[CH.#643nj5/One Who Is More Dazzling than The Sun]: Hey.]
[CH.#643nj5/One Who Is More Dazzling than The Sun]: What are you?]
This chapter has not been translated by NovelUtopia, we have picked up the novel from chapter 84