Chapter 11 - First Evolution: High End Goblin
Souta went back to the battlefield. The battle was still ongoing and the goblins gained the advantage. They were pushing back the kobolds. He knows why they could push back the kobolds.
He just killed the reinforcement of the kobolds. A powerful reinforcement at that. If that group of evolve kobolds arrived here then it's going to be hell for the goblins.
New souls went towards his earring. Just a little bit more and he would be able to increase his stats. His exp also was 90%, a few kobolds or goblins were enough to level up to 10.
Today. He's going to evolve today.
Souta felt his blood boiling thinking about evolution. Feeling the excitement building up, he charged towards battle while brandishing his sword.
He ignored his wounds and he used [Stab] three times.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
The force behind his skill was powerful that it killed several kobolds. Some of the goblins got caught up and died.
The kobolds and goblins were startled when several of their comrades died easily. They took a look and saw a little goblin armed with a sword. The skin of this goblin was darker than a normal goblin. The posture and aura were overwhelming to be called amateur in battles.
They know one thing for sure. This goblin was a veteran fighter. And a very powerful one at that.
Souta followed it up by raising his other hand. He fired [Fire ball] until he drained most of his mana. One fireball wasn't enough to kill a kobold or goblin.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Several explosions appeared in the middle of the battlefield. It slightly shook the ground.
The kobolds and goblins were shocked. They didn't understand how a fireball suddenly appeared out of nowhere. The fireballs were not that powerful but with several fireballs, it could threaten their life.
Souta heard a notification in his mind saying that the soul he collected reached the limit. 300 souls were the maximum he could collect. It was impossible for him to exceed this limit until he uses it.
[Harvester of the Soul. Soul collected: 300/300]
He didn't hesitate and used the souls to increase his strength attribute. Cold soul flow in his body transforming into energy and it increased his strength.
He felt his muscle building up solidly. His muscle was densely packed and it was filled with strength. The strength he could exert was greater than before.
He turned his head on the kobolds and goblins with a smile on his face. "Now, it's time to grind some exp."
He dashed forward killing any monster he met.
The battle continued and he killed the kobolds and goblins without mercy. The goblins were shocked when they saw him killing their comrades. They thought that he's gone insane killing everyone in the middle of a war.
His killing continued for half an hour until the kobolds and goblins showed their fear. They were different from the undead who doesn't fear death. They were living creatures that could feel the word death. It was different when they were fighting someone on their level. They could see that they had a chance of winning but Souta was different. They know that everyone who approached him died.
The kobolds and goblins started to run. They tried to escape as Souta chased after them.
The battlefield was turned into blood-red color. It got dyed completely. The corpses of goblins and kobolds were scattered across the whole area.
The whole area was devoid of any sound. The kobolds and goblins that managed to survive escape this place. So, right now, there's no one here except for him.
Well, they will come back later after they calm down. They will realize they he's exhausted and easy to kill right now.
"I thought that I will need to exp of the boss to level up."
Souta was covered in blood looking on the crystal attached to the ceiling. Actually, he was looking at the interface in his vision.
[You've level up!]
[You've reached level 10!]
[Opening up evolution path!]
[Three evolution path detected!]
[High End Goblin]
[Pick one of the evolution paths!]
Souta didn't hesitate and picked the High End Goblin.
[Strength reached fifty!]
[It will take one minute to finish the evolution!]
A white light appeared and it covered his body like a cocoon. Souta felt warm energy covered him. It felt comfortable contrary to his convulsing muscles. He didn't felt pain at all.
When he was about to fell asleep, he heard the system prompts.
[High End Goblin: A very rare species of goblin that lived since ancient times. They were powerful and extremely versed in all kinds of fighting styles.]
[All stats increased by 15!]
[Health increased by 50!]
[Stamina increased by 50!]
[You've received 2 free attribute points!]
[You've received 1 skill point!]
[From now on your Agility, Dexterity, Vitality, and Intelligence attributes will increase by 5 every level while your Strength attribute will increase by 8!]
[You've learned the inherent Goblin's Language!]
[All skills level up!]
[You can pick one of the traits!]
Souta read the notification one by one. The increase in his stats and powers were great. The increase in his stats every level was higher. Also, all of his skills level up to 2 and the [Stab] reached level 3 in advance.
The benefits of the evolution of a monster type character were really great just like what they said in the forum.
Then, he looked at the traits. He pondered while looking at the three traits. He could only choose one of the three.
[Extraordinary Body] was focused on his strength and recovery rate.
[Night Vision]. As the name it says, he could see clearly in the dark with this trait. It was important as most of the dungeon doesn't have any light.
[Alloy Body] were most focused on the defensive abilities of his body.
All the three traits were great but sadly he could only choose one. In the end, he chooses the [Extraordinary Body]
[Extraordinary Body]: Increase the recovery rate by two times. +10 strength.
Once again, he felt his strength increased by a notch. He then quickly opened his stats.
Name: Souta Ieshi
Race: High End Goblin
Level: 10 (0/9,100)
Free attribute point(s): 9
Skill(s): [Dash], [Stab], [Sword Mastery], [Mana Manipulation]
Trait(s): [Extraordinary Body]
Equipment skill(s): [Harvester of the Soul. Soul collected: 0/400]
Skill point(s): 7
He looked on his stats with a satisfied expression. This will do for now. He picked the strength attribute because he knows when he got the class his other attributes will catch up to his strength attribute quickly.
First, he will balance the dexterity attribute to the agility attribute using the effect of [Harvester of the Soul]. It's easy to level up with his current level but once he passed 20 it will become harder.
Souta moved his eyes and looked on the left side of the interface. He could see his figure standing there. The figure of a little goblin before became taller and grew short black hair. His build wasn't huge, it's perfectly balanced. His pupils changed into gold color after he evolves. His skin also became darker.
His face was slightly similar to his face before. He looked like a goblin with the blood of an Asian. Black hair with round eyes but his pupils were golden in color.
Suddenly, he felt his head hurt slightly. When he recalled his past face his head felt like it was about to split. "I still couldn't remember anything." He said with a frown on his face. He could only recall the basic things but his family and his social stature he couldn't remember those things at all. He couldn't even remember if he has a friend back on earth.
"Why? My intelligence is higher but why I can't remember it at all..." He muttered in a low voice. His breathing became ragged as he clenched his fist tightly. His power was boiling up like it was about to explode.
A loud sound echoed.
Souta slapped himself on the face to calm himself. He then took a deep breath and he closed his eyes.
After repeating this cycle a few times, Souta opened his eyes. His eyes were clear and his heart rate became normal again. He was calm as water now.
Let's worry about something like that later. He wanted to do something after evolving.
And that was conquering the dungeon like what he always did in the game. He's going to try his newly gained abilities to the boss there. After evolution, his health, stamina, and mana recovered.
Be prepared dungeon boss... As I was going to raid your precious home.
But before that, he collected the souls of the dead first. The evolution prevented him from taking the souls as it was blocked by the white light before. Now, he could see the souls increasing from the interface.
He then walked to the direction of the kobold's dungeon.