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Chapter 63: Scarlet Copper Dragon

The matter of the secondary class was very serious because once you picked a secondary class, you couldn’t change it.

Marvin was knowledgeable enough that in an instant, he thought of six outstanding secondary classes.

Every one of them could perfectly match with Night Walker.

If it wasn’t for the universe magic pool being destroyed, the wizard class would have been the best pick. Unfortunately, Marvin didn’t dare to choose the wizard class. In half a year, non-wizards would be slightly affected, but wizards would be in the middle of the calamity.

Even if he wanted a wizard secondary class, Marvin would wait until after the collapse of the universe magic pool and then pick one of the new kind of spellcasting being pioneered by mankind.

Thus, the current wizards didn’t enter his sight.

As for the remaining classes, getting the class itself would be no less troublesome than getting the night walker class.

‘I’ll settle the things I have to do first, and then take care of the secondary class after upgrading my main class,’ Marvin decided.

He really had too much on his hands and it would take some time. Fortunately, there was still some time before the universe magic pool collapsed.

Marvin didn’t meet another necromancer after killing that apprentice.

His luck wasn’t bad, and he smoothly arrived at the northern Skull Valley.

This was a region similar to the Ghost Valley. Without the pass, Marvin could only use Heiss’ spellbook to try to trick the low level ghost guard

But he had a pass now! He simply left the despair hills. It was a lot more convenient.

The sky was still dark after he left the despair hills seeming like the sun had just set.

Marvin estimated that he had been in the despair hills for a day or so. He entered at dawn and left at dusk.

This was really lucky. He hadn’t suffered any loss.

The next path would be slightly easier. But Marvin decided to rest for the night.

Because Marvin would enter the territory of an expert.

Few people in the surroundings knew of his existence because he used Dense Fog, Illusionary Voices and other spells to create an unusual environment. If he didn’t take the initiative to make the first move, very few people could bother him.

But Marvin was getting ready to pay him a visit.

Even though the other side wouldn’t do anything to hurt him, he still needed enough energy to deal with everything after that.

‘A nap would be good. This body’s constitution is too bad. The stamina is already quite lacking.’

Marvin lied down in a hole inside a dried up tree. He ate some rations, drank some water and fell asleep shortly after.

The next morning, Marvin kept going north.

Outside of the despair hills was a small basin, and in the center of that basin was a foggy forest.

Marvin was standing on a small hill, watching the area. It was noon, yet the forest was filled with fog.

The moonlight forest was north of this basin. It was part of the elven kingdom, home of a few wood elves, mostly merchants. The trip from the moonlight forest to the three ring towers only took half a day because of the hot air balloon.

‘I’m good on time.’

Marvin went down the hill and decided not to avoid the foggy forest; in fact, he went in without asking.

The forest was extremely quiet, and not a sound could be heard. Apparently all the animals were scared into hiding.

The further he got, the more dense the fog was. From Marvin’s feet, it gradually reached Marvin’s waist.

‘Should be close.’

Marvin gently touched a tree, the abnormal feeling made him smile.

This didn’t feel like a tree.

Even though sight confusion was very effective, the sense of touch was the weak point somehow.

He suddenly took out a black bandage and covered his eyes.

He kept moving forward like this for two hours!

Until a

deep voice echoed beside his ear. "Seems like you have seen through my small maze."

"Intriguing ranger, take off your blindfold. Let me take a look at you."

It was standard common language.

Marvin took off the blindfold.

His surroundings had completely changed.

The dense and hazy forest had turned into a mountainous rock cluster. There was also a huge cave not far from there.

The rest was completely deserted.

‘Oh? It walked past me?’

Marvin noticed he was facing the wrong direction and quickly turned around.

On top of a huge rock lay a huge monster!

The other side looked at Marvin with a lazy sort of expression, its wings covering his body. His tail happily swung twice.

This meant he was in a good mood.

This was a red copper dragon!

Marvin smiled. He was too familiar with this guy.

[Professor], a ancient red copper from times immemorial. He had a legend level strength and a very kind heart.

Among all dragons, red copper dragons always had a good reputation. They fed on metals and ore, very few would injure living beings.

They like interesting things, especially riddles. Most wandering bards would be welcomed by red copper dragons because they would bring stories from faraway places.

Rangers would also receive the approval of red copper dragons. Especially Marvin after he used a simple technique to break the red dragon’s maze.

That’s right, the center of the basin was actually a small hill.

It was only the red dragon using a few tricks and turned that hill into a forest with dragon spells. At least in appearance.

But the red copper dragon’s mazes weren’t flawless. They had been cracked by Marvin repeatedly in the past.

The current Professor didn’t look injured from the blow from that ancient red dragon living on a neighbouring volcanic island. He still looked very lively.

"Hello Ranger." The red copper dragon amber eye blinked. It seemed curious, "How did you see through my maze?"

Marvin laughed mysteriously. "Will you accept my challenge if I tell you the answer?"

"Challenging me?" The red copper dragon wasn’t angry. He was actually interested. "Sorry for being blunt, you aren’t my opponent."

"I only need to use a bit of strength to crush you."

The red copper dragon seemed very sincere, extending a huge claw and imitated a swing. As if telling Marvin that as a red copper dragon he was very powerful.

"Of course I’m not your opponent."

Marvin laughed and said, "No, I’m thinking of challenging myself."

"I heard of your reputation from a wise man, I heard you were wise and witty. Thus I dared to look for you."

"I want to challenge your [Mirror World]."

"Intriguing, intriguing," the red copper dragon murmured. He nodded, saying, "[Mirror World] is very dangerous, are you sure you want to challenge it?"

"Of course," Marvin replied. "I came for this, in order to hone my skills."

"I can tell you now. The reason I was able to see through your maze was because no tree in this world feels like a rock!"

The red copper dragon laughed. "So it was that, looks like it’s not a big deal. Next time I’ll add a [Confuse Perception]."

"I guess I won’t find you next time," Marvin said.

"If your performance in the mirror world pleases me, I’ll allow you to come in."

The red copper dragon flung his tail to catch a piece of ore and swallowed it.

"I like warriors daring to challenge themselves."

"There are too many wizards in this world. They are cowards who would never do anything unless they were 100% certain of success. No wizard ever entered my mirror world."

"Please wait a moment. I’ll make a mirror image of you. I’ll also add a reward at every level for you."

"Stay here, it’ll start ten minutes later!"

Then the fog slowly rose and covered Marvin.

Marvin took a deep breath, closed his eyes and silently counted.

That ancient red copper dragon’s mirror world was a place for brave people to continuously challenge themselves.

If one didn’t pay attention, they would lose their life.

But it was also very attractive!

Defeating yourself in the mirror world would constantly hone your skills. For Marvin, it was to increase his dagger mastery level.

And each time he defeated an opponent, he would receive a [Professor]’s reward.

Red copper dragons loved to collect treasures, his reward would surely be something good.


Author’s note: About the secondary classes, I recommend you to keep guessing, everyone can discuss it over. There was some foreshadowing hidden previously and at least one secondary class had already been confirmed.

Translator’s note: Ugh. I’m ashamed to say that I totally missed the foreshadowed class. Time to comment and guess what it is!

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