Chapter 76

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Name: Chompy (Johra)
Gender: Male
Status: Normal
Race: Human
Class: Warrior/ Priest
Rank: H
Level: 19/99
HP: 35/35
MP: 45/45
Attack: 12 (+3)
Defense: 6   (+3)
Agility: 9
Intelligence: 21
✧ Unique Skills
[Water Creation LvMax] [Lesser Healing Lv1]
✧ (Hidden) Unique Skills
[Night Vision Lv1]
✧ (Hidden) Titles (Active)
[Wizard of the Pit] [Master of Magma Hall] [Guardian of Corruption]
✧ (Hidden) Titles (Inactive)
[Rat Trapper] [Hit-and-Run] [Savior Lv4] [Coldhearted LvMax] [Dragon Slayer Lv1] [Ant Exterminator Lv14] [Spider’s Bane Lv3] [Giant Killer Lv2] [Scuttles’ Grief LvMax] [Goblin’s Slaughterer Lv6] [Valenor’s Husband]
✧ (Hidden) Modifications
[Avatar Lv1] [Creation Magic Lv1] [Resurrection Song Lv1]

✧ (Hidden) Creation Magic
[Hidden Status] [Species Conversion(Human)] [Material Creation Lv3]

If you were an ordinary applicant, we would require you to undergo a one year formation her at the Temple before being ordained as a priest,  but we have made this special allowance for you, Gartmar’s first adventurer.”

It was a 20 years younger version of Rohan who was speaking to me. He was an active member in the Temple, on the lookout for young blood willing to join. Perhaps if it had been another High Priest they wouldn’t have made the same allowance for me and I’d have been forced into a year of training and servitude before becoming a priest. However, I was fortunate to have Rohan be the one to attend to me as he was less of a stickler for the rules, willing to look past them and see judge a person’s true character.

“But Johra, have we met before?”

“I don’t believe so.”

“I don’t know what it is about you, but I feel like we are quite close.”

“It must be due to God’s guidance.”

“Hahaha…You are way above me.  Anyway, since you are now both an adventurer and a priest, I wish you the best in all upcoming adversity

“Yes, I’ll do my best, and regarding….”

“Right, a Paladin. Well I can recommend you if you can satisfy all the requirements, but the final selection is only made in the headquarters for the Catholic Church .”

“Understood sir.”

This was still quite a small city so it wasn’t possible to appoint a paladin, and could only be done at their headquarters . Actually, even there would be a tough selection and the number of paladin position available were severely restricted and require an appointment by the king himself.

“It has always been my dream to become a Paladin.”

A Paladin was a class which wielded both the Sword and Magic, and gave you the tools to fight on your own. It perfectly suited my style which was very much that of a lone wolf.

After having been ordained as a priest, I went back to my regular alley and created my usual material before sleeping.

“My MP is higher now, should I try to create higher level material?”

“Create Material: Iron”

About a thumb sized piece of iron appeared on my hand, of course there was always the usual small chunk which mysteriously disappeared.

“Johra? Huu, finally I can speak. Please do create more….”

I vaguely understood Lena’s broken speech.

‘Could Material Creation be the trigger?’

“Create Material: Iron”

“Johra! A small part of your material created supplies me with Energy. So….”

She was once more cut off mid-sentence, but unfortunately I no longer had any more MP to continue casting the spell.

‘I see, so perhaps the small amount which disappears is transformed into energy which helps power Lena.’

For humans the best way to recover their mana was to sleep, that was of course if they didn’t have a skill like meditate to increase the MP recovery rate.

‘I should only aim for a short nap, as this is quite a dangerous situation in town and I could be attacked at any moment.

However, due to having been busy all day along and now consuming all of my mana, as soon as I closed my eyes I fell into a deep sleep.

Puck!

“Cough! What…”

When I opened my eyes I realized that I was tied up and hung from the ceiling. A woman dressed in skin tight black leather had just landed a heavy punch on my stomach.

According to her status window, the opponent was named Carline, a level 26 assassin.

I vomited everything as she hit me in the stomach. but she just looked up at me with an evil grin.

“Are you feeling ok there? How dare a filthy beggar like you interfere with our business?”

Puck!

Aac

She continuously landed rained down blows on me which were stronger than I could endure. I knew I couldn’t suffer much more of her torture and would have to do something soon. She came up to me and pulled back on my hair, looking at me face to face.

“That a good look, one distorted and in pain, I think I’ll enjoy playing with you.”

Let me head drop back down she walked out of the room and spoke to the guards.

“Let him live, he will make for a fun toy.”

“Yes Carline.”

Thud!

As the woman named Carline left, I was now all alone in the room.

‘Somewhere underground?’

“Create Material: Iron”

I remembered being able to somewhat influence the shape of the element during the creation process. I therefore focused on creating a shape as sharp as possible and the result felt similar to a deformed nail. It was a long and painful process trying to use a relatively blunt nail shaped piece of iron to cut through my bonds, and my hands were soon bleeding as a result of it.

“Lesser Healing!”

[Lesser healing 1 ➢ 2]

[You have learned Magic Chanting Lv1]

“Huh? Magic Chanting appeared?”

I still hadn’t figured out what the necessary conditions were for a human to learn new spells, but I suddenly felt a lot more powerful.

“Johra. Right side of the door. Human. Dozing.”

Lena scanned around using the energy saved from my previous Material Creation. I then used the same to create iron shaped tweezers to pick the lock and open the door.

“Hey what’s going o…….!”

As soon as I opened the door I immediately punched the guard causing him to slump down on the ground. he couldn’t  finish the last sentence because I instantly knocked him out. I threw him in the room where I was held and locked the door.  

‘Did I hold back my power well?’

He doesn’t seem dead, more like his brain has received a shock and now he’s unconscious.

“You reap what you sow”

I soon after escaped outside without any further resistance.

“This looks like an abandoned shrine right?”

My short imprisonment had taken place in an abandoned temple on the outskirts of Gartmar.

‘They must have really dragged me quite a long way. Oh right, I was supposed to meet up with Darryl early in the morning.’

I rand towards the bakery and saw him waiting in front.

“Oh, I’m glad to see you’re alright Darryl.”

“How do I say this Johra, I mean you’ve always looked like a beggar but it’s even more so the case today?”

I didn’t want to mention anything about being kidnapped and tied up because I wanted to focus on leveling up.

“ Darryl I’ll go buy some food for the day then we’ll head out hunting.”

“O….Okay, but is there something wrong with you?”

I shook my head and then we headed of to the same forest in search of Goblins.

“Just do the same thing you did yesterday.”

“But aren’t there alot more this time around?”

In the clearing before us there were 13 Goblins easting on a large bear carcass.

“Don’t worry I can handle them.”

“Okay I believe you.”

Uoo OH!

We proceeded with the same plan as yesterday, where Darryl would use his Taunt ability to secure the aggro and focus on defense, while I backstabbed them from behind and swiftly ended their lives. Unfortunately it didn’t go as planned as there was one Rare ranked Goblin which appeared to be far more intelligent. When I approached them from behind, he quickly switched his attention to me instead.

“Damn, Darryl use Taunt once more!”

“Okay”

Uoo Oh!

The cunning Goblin finally ignored me and once again turned its attention back to Darryl.

‘That guy is the most troublesome, so I’ll end him first!’

I stabbed my dagger deep in the Rare Goblin’s back.

[+21 experience points]

He let out a single dying shriek, before dying instantly.

‘Although it’s a bit of a loss, our safety is what was most important.’

I then succeeded in killing the rest  of the Goblins at the same time, resulting in a successful power levelling. We had gotten a hang of how best to handle them after our three attempts just the other day.

[Level increased 19 ➢ 31]

Although my level had gone up quite a bit, it would have been even more but for some reason the experience gained from hunting Goblins was only ¼ what it was previously.

“You’re awesome, you took care of all of them at the same time.”

“Stay still, Lesser Heal!”

I cast healing magic on my partner. If if the damage he received wasn’t life threatening, it was best to take care of it as soon as possible to prepare for any unforeseen circumstances.

“What, weren’t you a warrior?”

“ I have two jobs, I’m both a warrior and a priest.”

“Then your leveling up speed is slower than if you had one job”

“Ah? really?”

Hearing Darryl’s answer I suddenly felt enlightened. No wonder it has been harder for me to level up now that I had two professions.

“Well… I can’t help it”

“Johra are you aiming to become a paladin?”

“How did you know?”

“Well as far as profession which include the skills of both a Warrior and Priest, isn’t the a Paladin the only one that come to mind?”

“That’s true.”

“It won’t be easy. I heard many stories of adventurers who had all the necessary qualifications but were still never selected. It is rare for one from the countryside to be chosen.

“Oh is that the case?”

“Yeah, from a nation’s point of view, a Paladin is a like a leader who inspires hope, so they prefer to choose among nobles. There is a rumour that the magistrate is biased against commoners becoming Paladins.

“Perhaps… I guess I’ll find out later.”

I could definitely understand the logic as in the battlefield a Paladin was like a beacon of hope, part of a country foundational strength. They were unlike regular soldiers or even Mages and Warriors which were more replaceable.

There was also a crucial difference between a Priest and a Paladin. In war a unit that is capable of recovering and healing in real time in far more dangerous than one that is not, but the Temple forbids priests from participating in armed conflict.

For that reason a Paladin is so highly sought after and are considered pillars in a nation’s military strength. It would be very risky to entrust this to a commoner as opposed to a noble.

After I finished Healing Darryl we went on to hunt some more Goblins. Although we only found them in smaller groups, hunting three of them allowed Darryl to level up to 17 and I became level 43.

“We’ve gone too deep into the forest and are encountering higher level monsters, we’d best turn back.”

‘Should we go?’

I was a bit worried that the Wolf Club’s leader would still be a higher level than me, but it was indeed getting quite risky in the forest. Not to mention that I no longer had the ability to resurrect so I was essentially on my last life.

“Okay let’s head back to town and return tomorrow.”

“Then I hope there will be more Goblins to greet us tomorrow!”

We went back together to the Adventurer’s guild to report the completion of the quest. After splitting up the reward money, we both went our separate ways.

“See you again tomorrow Darryl!”

“Yup!”

Seeing him turn the corner, I headed towards my homey alley and made sure no one was around before using my Material Creation magic.

“Create Material: Iron”

“Johra?”

“Hey Lena, why don’t you explain how it is possible that you followed me here.”

We were having an ongoing conversation throughout the day as I used Material Creation whenever I had the chance. It was more often that usual because I would make sure to exhaust all my mana before a level up, in order to make full use of the human’s ability to have their HP and MP restored when levelling.

“When I received your permission to study you back on Earth, I scattered millions of nanobots in your body and set them up to siphon a small portion of your Material Creation to use as a power source. I put around 20,000,000 nanobots in your body,  it seems like 10,000,000  of them have already melted somehow, but the remaining ones work well.”  

“What? Did you do that without my permission?”

“Oh but you did give me permission, you just said that I couldn’t harm you.”

“Really permission? Did you think I’d approve of having millions of nanobots inside of me?”

“Hehehe… well it’s in the past now. So when did you become a normal human? Is this another world?”

“Well how do you know that this is a different world?”

“For one all of the usual Earth lifeforms are non-existent, and that radioactive signatures in the atmosphere don’t match any of Earth’s.”

“So you can see some forms of energy, can you manipulate them in any way?”

“No, I designed the nanobots to only interact with the energy from your Material Creation, but perhaps I can modify them in some way.”

“Modify?”

“Yes, but it would require a lot of materials, energy and time.”

“Hm…”

“Unlike before when I could research as I please, I have a lot of restrictions now. I’ll have to go into hibernation mode because my energy is dropping to dangerous levels.”

“What… already? Don’t you need to first tell me what materials you would need?”

Lena didn’t respond, she was gone.

“Well, anyway it would be a lengthy process right?”

 

*——-Author Notes——-*

Races:

-The Species in this world are divided into humanoid, monsters and Superior races.

– A summary of the known races

~Men-kinds  <Humans> <Elves> <Hunters> <Dwarves> <Gnomes> <Elemental> <Giants>

~Monsters <Asmodians> <Fairies> <Undead> <Orcs> <Goblins>

Superior Races

<Dragons> <Angels> <Devils> <High Elves> <Titans>

Exotic species : The race, didn’t live this world since at first.

[Elves] Are known to originate from Elfheim, which can be found by Yggdrasil.

[Asmodians] Are known to originate from Iblisysla. They also include various magic skill  unlike other races(Men kinds) are almost all born with innate magic ability.

Gods and their People

Gods in this world have their own people and a Messiah which acts as their agent in the Mortal Realm.

~The relationships amongst the Gods are mostly unknown to regular mortals.

~ Those known include

-Gaia ➢ Noradriana ➢ Elves

-Skyfather ➢ Michael ➢ Mirin Kingdom

~ The High Gods are known to have have limited involvement with the mortal realm, the reason behind it remains unknown.

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