"… Rhode, are you okay…?"
Looking at the tightly closed door, Christie asked with a worried expression . She worriedly looked at the cold food that seemed to be untouched .
"I am also a little bit worried…"
Lize walked forward and took the food . At the same time, she felt uneasy . Ever since Rhode came back, he had locked himself up in the room and refused to meet anyone . He said that he had found some inspiration from the previous battles and needed to meditate, so he hoped that he would not be disturbed by anyone . That was why he ordered the mercenaries to rest for a few days . He also assigned Marlene to bring the magical forging table back to the stronghold . Rhode locked himself up in the study room for the entire day . No matter how many times Christie called him, he did not answer . He didn't even eat; no one knew what he was actually doing inside .
"Is it really okay, Marlene?"
"I think it is okay, you don't have to worry . "
Compared to Christie and Lize, Marlene was clearly a lot calmer .
"If you suddenly think of an idea, you will rush to figure it out . I think Mr . Rhode is feeling like this right now . I have also experienced the same thing . At first, I was unable to comprehend the magic principles no matter how much I tried, but suddenly I came up with an idea . At that time, I immediately put down everything in my hands to start think and rearrange the information in my mind . When I finally understood the magic principles, it was already the morning of the third day . It was only then did I realized that I had not eaten for two whole days . I hadn't even move from my desk . However, it was still worth the effort . "
"Oh my, you did not even move from your desk for two days? Anne definitely cannot withstand that . " Hearing Marlene's words, Anne gasped in surprise . She was restlessly swaying on the chair back and forth while talking to Marlene .
"I want leader to play around with Anne though…"
"Stop being spoiled; don't forget—we have a very important mission . It's almost the Midsummer Festival, so we must continue getting stronger . If you have time to play around, isn't that time better spent practicing?"
"Anne just wants to rest a little…"
Feeling Marlene's glare, Anne's lips twitched and she complained . Marlene helplessly shook her head, unable to handle Anne anymore . Soon, Marlene decided to forget about this matter and walked towars Christie . She squatted down and gently said .
"Christie, I can guarantee that nothing will happen to Rhode . You must take care of your health . If you got sick, then he would definitely be very sad . You don't want him to be sad, right?"
Christie quickly shook her head . Seeing this, Marlene smiled and softly rustled her hair .
"Then go to rest now . It is already late . I will call you if something happens . "
"… Okay… then… Goodnight, big sisters…" Hearing Marlene's words, Christie nodded and bowed to the three of them . After that, she went back to her own room .
"Sigh…" Lize was finally felt relieved . "Such a good girl . "
"That's right . " Marlene nodded, but she no longer said anything else . Although she looked calm, there was a trace of concern in the way she looked at Rhode's bedroom door because even she did not know what Rhode was actually doing .
At this moment, inside the dark room, Rhode took a deep breath . The black stone in his hands had already turned into dust and was scattered around the floor . The faint white light around his body gradually disappeared . He opened his eyes, trying to look at the numbers before him . He nodded .
Although Rhode had made a mental preparation, the effect of the Heart of Spirit still made him surprised . He had gotten was nearly hundreds of thousands of EXP points . If everything went smoothly, he could be sure that he would immediately reach Level 23! From Level 18 to Level 23, he would be able to level up 5 times straight . It was definitely something that he did not expect .
However, he actually did it .
This time his luck was quite good .
[Received 10 skill points]
[Advanced level detected, available for enhancing . Please select]
Looking at the system prompt, Rhode frowned . He stood up and withdrew his sword . The red sword was currently floating in the air, shining brightly before turning back again to normal after a few seconds .
His speed would be very fast enough if he enhanced his swordsmanship…
Thinking until here, Rhode clenched his teeth and looked at his attributes . However, beside the familiar (??) nothing could be seen . It seemed that he would not be able to see his attributes before he figured out his mixed blood .
Even so, let's just try it!
Rhode looked at the system prompt and quickly issued an order .
Select advanced enhancement .
"Attributes . " Rhode closed his eyes and answered .
[Please select the attribute that you wish to enhance…]
This was his last opportunity, if his guess was right, then he would be able to succeed .
"Agility . "
After Rhode said it, he felt as if he could not breathe . He kept looking at the system prompt before him . If his guess was right, then there was hope!
[… Agility enhancement completed… Checking…]
[System checking… Attribute has reached the specified requirements . Swordsmanship unlocked: Dark Dance]
Looking at the system prompt before him, Rhode clenched his fist with excitement . Dark Dance was a legendary swordsmanship skill that had been passed down for thousands of years . It was also the swordsmanship that Rhode frequently used in the game . Although he could also use Moon Shadow and Starfall, there was still some difference between them . As a Spirit Swordsman, Rhode had always focused on speed . A melee swordsmanship skill like Starfall was not something he would usually use . If not because he did not have enough attributes and was unable to unlock Dark Dance, then he would have tried to long ago . Although the Spirit Swordsman was also a Swordsman, it was totally different from a knight in shining armor . Spirit Swordsmans were an all-in-one job . Before starting melee attacks, they needed to ensure that the attack would not affect their summoned magic . As for defense, Rhode did not have to worry about it . If he combined himself with the Centaur Knight or the Nether Tentacle, he would get as much protection as he needed, so he did not really need to add another defensive equipment . Such equipment would only be a burden for a Spirit Swordsman .
Now, Rhode was betting with his EXP points . His initial AGI shouldn't be too low, so every 3 levels he unlocked after Level 20 should give him two points to his AGI attribute value, which was why he was able to unlock Dark Dance's AGI requirements . It seemed that he had won his bet .
[Used 1 skill point . "Dark Dance Swordsmanship" unlocked, Rank E . Special skill: Dead Soul Blade]
[Used 3 skill points to level up the Dark Dance Swordsmanship 4/4, Rank D . Special skill: Storm Slaughter]
[Used 5 skill points to level up the Dark Dance Swordsmanship 5/5, Rank C . Special skill: Thousands Shadow (Passive Skill)]
Seeing this system prompt, Rhode immediately felt a chill in his spine . The dark power was flowing through his body . Soon, the information regarding those three special skills appeared on his mind .
[The blade of the dead will quietly seize the life of those who are weak . ]
[The darkness will turn into storms and engulf everything that stands in the way . ]
[Everything is illusory; you are not where you are . ]
Very good .
Looking at those familiar skills, Rhode nodded in satisfaction . He rubbed his hands and couldn't wait to test his current strength . Dark Dance Swordsmanship had always been one of the best skills he used to maintain his fame . With this swordsmanship, he would finally be able to regain 1⁄3 of his real power and become invincible once again .
Although it still was not perfect, this was only the beginning, right?
He restrained himself from getting too excited . He took a deep breath and calmly looked at the front . The system prompt was still there . It was going to show the last information, which was also the most important step .
[Level upgrade completed . Advanced Spirit Swordsman…]
Followed by this system prompt, the summoning circle on Rhode's hand shone . It emitted a bright light and spread around his body . On the ground, a huge summoning circle appeared, shiny rapidly . It seemed to represent the Ten Strongest Spirit Deck and soon, numerous cards flew out from it . They circled and floating around Rhode, emitting colorful lights while quietly waiting to be summoned by him . This was the last step, and also the most important step for Rhode .
Soon, another system prompt appeared .
[Reward Available - Core Card]
[Please select the designated Core Card]
Looking at the system prompt, Rhode hesitated for a moment, but eventually reached out for the bright red card in front of him .