Chapter 2: <(1). Grand Update -2>
With a sharp sound, a blue light pierced through the air.
An Ogre could not help but scream and fall as an arrow full of a cold air hit him directly in the
– You have killed an Ogre. You gained 5,910 Experience Points.
Jinsung, no, Ian caught his breath as he slowly approached the dead body.
“Good, now I am getting fast enough.”
He put his hand on the body which then turned into a grey light and vanished.
– You have obtained 745 Gold from the Ogre.
– You have obtained [Ogre’s Tough Leather].
After checking the system message, he opened his inventory.
“As soon as I make 100,000 Gold, I’ll get some rest.”
The Clik Mountain, the place where Ian was hunting, was full of Ogres. Hence, the users nicknamed
the place Ogre’s Farm.
The average level of Ogres was about 80. Looking at Ian’s level, who was at Lv. 93, others may think
that he would find it easy, unfortunately, that would have been the case only if he was hunting in a
party. If you were to play solo in the Clik Mountain, even a high-level player would have trouble. This
was because compared to the other monsters of the same level, Ogres had much greater stamina
and destructive power.
Actually, if you wanted to raise your level, it would be far more efficient to gather a party and go to a
high-level hunting ground. However, there was a particular reason why Ian decided to play solo in the
Clik Mountain. In fact, it was the best place for him to make Gold.
Kailan had his own system to make money. In fact, people could buy the Gold in the game using real
money and, at the same time, the Gold could be used to buy real money. This system was very
similar to the one used in real banks, hence, it could be considered that the money that you make in
Kailard are just as valuable as real money.
Now, according to Kailan’s money exchange system, the exchange rate of Gold and real money was
at about 1:2. Considering that an Ogre gave him about 800 Gold, he could make a total of 1,600 Won
with each Ogre.
In an hour, Ian could hunt at least 100 Ogres. So, he was practically doing a part-time job that paid
him about 200,000 Won per hour.
Even after buying the capsule, he had to work hard to earn money as he had to pay back the student
loan he took. So, this became a habit of his where he would spend at least an hour on earning Gold
every time he logged in.
“Let’s move again…”
After finding that there was no Ogre left in the area, he started to move somewhere else.
Ian was excited as he could feel the speed of his hunting getting faster thanks to the Dark Composite
Bow, which he had gotten during the Drake Raid, last week.
Lv. 93: 79,954,300 / 98,500,000 (81.2%)
Class: Archer (Skilled Great Archer)
Title: Drake Hunter
Reputation: 158,920 (If reputation drops below 0, it becomes Evil Fame.)
Ian checked his statistics window and shook his head.
“Huh, I have killed countless Ogres since last week, but it only went up by 6%.”
He was talking about EP (Experience Points). After Lv. 90, going up by each level required a huge
amount of efforts.
“Well, I am not hunting them to increase my level, but this is too stingy.” Ian complained. Then he
started to look for monsters around him using Hawk Eye, a special skill of the archer.
A moment later, Ian’s eyes brightened.
“What!? Since when we have a Hero Rank monster on Clik Mountain apart from the Ogre King?”
By using Hawk Eye, he could only check the location and the rank of the monsters within a certain
range. If he wanted to know which monster it was, he had to go and check personally.
‘A Hero Rank monster can be slightly dangerous for me…’
The Ogre King, which was known as the only Hero Class monster of Clik Mountain, was at Lv. 95. Of
course, Ian had hunted it in the past. However, he was never alone.
‘What should I do?’
Ian was carefully thinking about it. After all, it was a rare occasion to find a Hero Rank monster,
except for field bosses that would appear on their designated spots. It was almost guaranteed that a
Hero Rank monster that appeared randomly in the field had a higher chance of dropping something
If he were to be killed, the EP he needed to level-up would be reset and a week’s effort would be
wasted. However, it wasn’t his style to give up a good chance.
Ian made sure that all his skills were ready to be used and the cooldown time was over. He then
slowly moved towards the Hero Rank monster.
A moment later, Ian found the monster. It was a Twin-Headed Ogre which was three times bigger than
an ordinary Ogre.
“What! I’ve never seen anything like this!”
Looking at the rare monster that he had never seen or heard of, Ian’s fighting was ignited.
Then, he calmly took out a few traps and carefully put them on a few ideal spots. After all, they were
expensive expendable items which he had bought to hunt Hero Rank monsters.
‘I never thought I would be using them so quickly.’
He knew that the item had been bought to be used, yet, he couldn’t help but feel a little sad. They
were top rank traps, they costed 50,000 Gold each.
“Well. It would all be worth it if I could get my hands on even a single piece of the Ogre Warrior Set…”
The cheapest piece of the Ogre Warrior Set, the shoes, were sold at 1,300,000 Gold. Hence, if he
could get even a piece of the set, that would be helpful.
Once, Ian finished planning, he took out his bow and aimed at the Ogre’s head.
– [Aiming Weak Spot] skill activated. Target’s weak spots are shown. Accuracy rate is raised by 40%,
fatal blow rate is raised by 37%. 255% of additional damage when attacking weak spots.
– [Lethal Poison] skill activated. Movement of the target is slowed by 10% when hitting the mark, and
HP is consistently decreased.
The arrow left Ian’s hand. It hit the Ogre’s forehead. The Twin-Headed Ogre wailed in rage and when
he spotted Ian, it started to run toward him.
Ian’s eyes slightly widened by seeing the monster moving so fast despite its enormous size.
“It certainly is different from ordinary Ogres. It’s very fast!”
Even the Ogre King was very slow. It was probably part of the nature of Ogres. However, its stamina
and attack force was greater than other Ogres since it was a Hero Rank monster.
Ian had assumed that the Twin-Headed Ogre would be slow as well, hence, he was slightly confused.
Ian used the Continuous Shooting skill to quickly shoot arrows and drag the Ogre toward his trap.
Kung-. Kung-. Kung-.
As the poison kept adding some damage to the Ogre, its face started to get slightly distorted.
Finally, Ian lured the Ogre near the trap. So, he nimbly climbed a tree and drew his bow again.
– [Exploding Arrow] skill activated. The arrow explodes 1 second after hitting the target. Additional
damage of 300% of the attack force.
The arrow hit the Ogre’s weak spot, which was highlighted in red by the Aiming Weak Spot skill. Even
though the accuracy rate was mainly defined by the class characteristic of the archer and his skills,
however, Ian’s archery skills were already great on their own.
The arrow embedded in the Ogre’s chest exploded. The monster flinched for a moment.
The arrow’s damage had been increased by a total of 20 times: it was a deadly blow, Aiming Weak
Spot skill had been used and the damage had been amplified because of the explosion. Even a Hero
Rank monster would have gotten severe damage.
However, that lasted only for a while. The Ogre quickly ran and approached Ian. Its frighteningly large
club came down at Ian.
With large sound, the tree Ian had been sitting on collapsed.
Luckily, Ian had already left the tree.
Looking at the force of the Ogre’s wooden club, cold sweat broke out from his back
“Maybe just one blow is enough to kill me…”
Ian swallowed hard. He needed to be a little more careful.
While Ian was rolling on the ground to avoid the Ogre’s attack, it finally stepped on Ian’s first trap.
With a thick sound of metal crushing the Ogre started to wail.
– High Rank slowdown trap activated. The speed of the target has been decreased by 30% for 10
Combined with the effect of the Lethal Poison arrow, 40% of slowdown was applied. The Ogre was
clearly slower now. Ian then drew his bow again.
– [Swiftness] skill activated. All movements get 50% quicker for 15 minutes.
Piiiing-. Ping-. Ping-.
With fast movement refined by the Swiftness skill, Ian fired three arrows consecutively. He then
started to run. The Ogre had reached him again.
Ian breathed heavily and continued to torment the Ogre from a distance.
It looked like Ian was easily playing with the Ogre, however, that was not the case.
Ian’s fight with the Twin-Headed Ogre was almost as dangerous as walking on a rope. A single
mistake would mean death…
The truth was that the Archer, along with the Sorcerer, was known as a class hard to play solo. This is
because an archer would be powerless in close-range battles.
Chasing it and being chased by it, this was how Ian was fighting the Ogre for a while until a system
message appeared in front of his eyes.
– 1 minute left of [Swiftness] skill duration time.
“Kmm…”, Ian moaned.
It would be hard to fight after the skill’s duration time ended. He had to finish the fight in 1 minute.
“There’s only one trap left. The knock-off trap…”
Ian started to plan. He quickly decided and jumped to make the final move.
“Over here, you nasty monster!”
Ian provoked the Ogre and repeatedly shoot arrows. The Ogre was now free from the slowdown
effect, so it fiercely charged towards him.
The last trap was activated.
– High Rank knock-off trap activated. The target falls unconscious for 5 seconds and becomes
The moment the trap was activated, Ian knelt on one knee and got ready.
The Ogre was unconscious and standing in an awkward position, in the meantime, Ian was aiming at
the Ogre’s weak spot that glowed red.
– [Fatal Blow Reinforcement] skill activated. Damage is increased by 300% when hitting as fatal blow.
– [Shooting] skill activated. You cannot move for 10 seconds. Attack force is increased by 400%.
– [Concentration] skill activated. Attack force is increased in proportional to the time you concentrate
on your target with your bow drawn (maximum increase rate: 500%)
Ian used all the reinforcement and buff skills he had.
“Everything is depending on this one blow!”
He was certain that the arrow would bring the Ogre down if it penetrated its weak spot.
Or at least it would be in a critical condition.
Ian had used the Shooting skill. There was no turning back now.
If he failed to hit the target and the Ogre regains its consciousness with HP left, Ian would be killed
because he would not be able to run for 5 seconds.
Ian counted the seconds to bring the efficiency of the Concentration skill to its maximum efficiency. He
then let go.
The sound pierced through the air, and the Ogre’s knock-off effect ended.
However, before it could move, Ian’s arrow was already right in front of its heart.
The arrow with Ian’s desperate power embedded itself in the Ogre’s weak spot and two more of his
attacks followed which hit the same spot.
The huge body fell and shook the ground. A refreshing system message came up.
-You killed the Twin-Headed Ogre. You gained 98,500 EP.
After fighting for 30 minutes, Ian had finally killed the Ogre. He was breathing heavily as he was tired
after running around for half an hour.
“Now, let’s check what items it dropped…”
He was even more nervous than the moment when he fired the fatal arrow.
Ian then put his hand on the Ogre’s dead body.