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Chapter 22: The Very First Evolution (2)


The gloomy cries of crows rang out.

The moment he entered Saumur Canyon, a dreary chill flowed through Ian’s body.

“Kailran made such pointless things like this so realistically.”

Ian grumbled but he knew that it was because of such detailed elements that people were so enthusiastic about Kailran.

‘Was the quest content to kill ten Goblin Scouts?’

Ian was originally planning to dispose of 10 scouts cleanly and return to the town but he changed his mind.

‘Ly even evolved splendidly, so there’s no way I could do that.’

Just at the thought of only catching ten and returning made him feel unsatisfied.

“Ly, let’s have some fun.”

Ian murmured as he petted Ly’s head.

Ian’s excitement right now was comparable to a driver who, after only driving an economy car with 1500cc engine, had saved up for years and finally bought a ‘supercar’ with a 4000cc engine and was about to turn it on for the first time.

Firstly, Ian got down from Ly’s back and used his buff skills.

You have used ‘Blessings of the Wind’. Your Agility will increase by 37%. Familiar ‘Ly’s Agility will increase by 37%.

As his proficiency went up, the buff skill’s stat increase went up by small increments.

Especially in the case of Barbaric Warrior’s Blessing, its effect doubled on Familiars, so Ly’s Offensive Power increased to an incredible 390 from 155.

‘On top of that, because of the effect of the Mother Nature’s items, there are stat increases that aren’t visible.’

Ian raised his staff and, in an awkward position, gave Ly a command.

“Ly, you see those three Goblins loitering around over there? Go and attack them first, I’ll follow behind you.”

Grr-. Grr-!

Ly expressed his understanding with a low growl before running towards the Goblins without hesitation.

Ian momentarily watched that figure from behind.

‘Right now, it’s a situation where none of Ly’s buffed stats are lower than the Goblins. On top of that, he developed two new inherent abilities… Since his fighting AI is incomparably stronger than a normal field monster…’

With his precise analytical skill, he concluded Ly currently was at the point where he could face three Goblin Scouts on his own.

However, out of concern, he activated the Weak Point Capturing skill and extended the notification range of the system messages. Now, notification messages related to Ly’s fight would ring.

‘Weak Point Capturing’ skill has been triggered. The weak point of the target will be indicated with the accuracy rate rising 14.5% and the chance to critical hit increasing 22%. If the weak point is hit, evasiveness will increase 91%.

The Goblin Scout’s Vitality decreased by 1075 (89% of its total Health).

At the continuous messages that popped up, before Ian could be surprised again, another message rang.

The Goblin Scout died through ‘Bleeding’.

As the Goblin Scout only had 11 percent of its Vitality left, after 1 second, it had died from the Bleeding damage.

Since Bleeding original damage dealt 20% damage every second as an extra effect, it was obvious that it would die immediately.

‘What, what is this? How can a lv 40 monster disappear with one hit?’


This time, a Goblin’s club beat Ly’s back. If it was a one-on-one situation, he wouldn’t have easily taken an attack from a not-so-agile Goblin but since several were attacking at the same time, it was hard even for Ly to avoid all the attacks.

Familiar ‘Ly’ received 294 damage from a Goblin Scout.

75 Health points were recovered from 15% of the damage dealt.

76 Health points were recovered from 15% of the damage dealt.

Along with the critical attack that burst out immediately after, the highest Health completely recovered from Ly!

On top of dealing over two times the damage through the critical attack, the recovery amount increased to 50% and in one blow, he recovered a huge amount of almost 70% of his Health.

Ly, who carried out the command in an instant, returned, wagging his tail at Ian as if asking for a compliment.

“… Ly, you…!”

Ian was deeply moved.

“Thanks for the bus[1], you little!”

Since then, Ian’s hunting went very fast.

As the Goblin Scouts went around in groups of 4-5 at most, Ly literally flew around.

All Ian did was stand by absent-mindedly like an outcast and when the cooldown time was almost over, you could say re-applying the buff skills was Ian’s only job.

It was a situation where the ‘First Aid’ skill was useless thanks to Ly’s health absorption ability.

His only complaint(?) was that Ian himself was too bored. Even though it was satisfying just watching.

‘Everything’s good if this is the case but I can’t raise the proficiency of First Aid?’

Although it was a situation where everything looked perfect, an obsessive man who couldn’t be satisfied, Ian!

In order to raise the proficiency of First Aid, Ian ended up deciding to stand in himself as a meat shield(?).

“Ly, from now on, I’ll go in first and lure them, so come in a little later.”

Ly momentarily revealed an expression that made Ian think he didn’t understand why, but he tried his best to ignore it and rushed towards the Goblins.

Fortunately, Familiar Ly followed Ian’s command well. Through that, hunting that Ian thought was perfect(?) progressed smoothly.

Afterwards, Ian fell into a trance, continuing his hunting until he received a whisper for Carwin.


[1] Bus = Carrying

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