Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 12: I Hunt Alone – 4

Yu IlHan liked espionage movies a lot. That was a dream that provoked a man’s heart. A cool suit, cool moves, and the agents who never forget to have their leisure time. Villains that act cool but get beaten up by the protagonist, and a cool sexy heroine for a finish!

However, he didn’t know that there would be a day where he himself would shoot an espionage film. And with a midget angel on his head instead of a heroine.

[If I use magic, then you will not be found out. Don’t worry.]
Tsuup, I believe you.”1

He was about to have a nervous breakdown due to carrying a bag with an enormous sum of 370 million won. (≈320,000 USD).

If I knew that I would be so weak to cash, then I would’ve robbed some banks rather than training in martial arts when the time on Earth had stopped.

[You will get used to it soon. If it’s you, then there will come a day where you roll around in 1,000, or even 10,000 times the money that you’re carrying now.]
“Even if you praise me like that, I won’t give you any.”
[I don’t need it!]

Erta spoke seriously, but Yu IlHan lightly ignored her. He was still under evaluating himself even after he now knew that his strength worked on the monsters. He always did his best, and he even got good rewards, but his general evaluation of himself was still so low?

That was a truly strange personality he had there, but as a result, Yu IlHan would move without resting to improve himself. Whether it was because he would feel lonely if he didn’t do something in those 1,000 years, or whether it was because of Lita’s strict education, it was not known.

He secretly entered a secluded alley and left all his spoils of war there before looking at the scene where Erta cast magic. He somehow felt lighthearted.

[Then let’s depart.]
“No, I still have to get my class.”
[……Don’t tell me you haven’t even acquired 1st class!? And you swung your weapon with that amount of strength and training!?]

It was the first ripple on Erta. While feeling that the distance has closed somewhat, Yu IlHan smiled.

“I scrolled up because there were too many words on my retina last time, can’t I scroll down?”
[Reading the record – I should have told you that this is the change that Earth has met. If you will that you want to read the records related to class, then that will suffice.]

Erta’s words were vague, but they were somewhat directly felt on the skin. It was also like this during his first mana crafting. Yu IlHan closed his eyes and remembered the record he saw last time.

[All of your records will be materialized into possibilities. You can acquire one of the classes below.]
[ 1. Lancer]
[ 2. Grappler]
[ 3. Swordsman]
[ 4. Blacksmith]
[ 5. Shielder]
[ 6. Hunter]
[……]
[……]
[ 23. Assassin]

Somehow, they were all names of classes that may appear in RPGs, but there was no time to ponder over that matter. Yu IlHan slowly read over all the 23 classes and fell into thought.

“First, let’s exclude assassin.”

Concealment was enough as it was now. If his presence became any fainter, he feared that his existence would really disappear.

Above all, he currently couldn’t use mana. Thanks to that, he couldn’t even use the Max level concealment as an active skill, and he could only use it as a passive one. No, actually, he didn’t want to use it, but it was constantly activated without using mana and he couldn’t cancel it.

And so, he needed a he needed a strong job, but doable without mana.

[23 for the 1st class?]

Meanwhile, Erta paled in fright when she heard that there were 23 jobs for his first class.

[23 within just two days of being in contact with the Akashic Records…… If you had more time, then you might have seen 30, or even 40.]
“What’s your recommendation?”
[Lancer, or grappler.]

Yu IlHan also agreed with that. He had achieved proficiency in countless techniques and he was confident that he could bring out maximum power with any kind of weapon, but the thing he was most familiar with was spearmanship and martial arts.

The two techniques that Lita recommended to him – the techniques that he put the most efforts into. They were the techniques that made him remember her, and the techniques that he was the most confident in.

[Choosing a class means that you become specialized in it. However, that doesn’t mean that you’re throwing away all the other possibilities. It’s possible to choose a sub class in 2nd and 3rd jobs so don’t hesitate and choose.]
“There weren’t anything like that on the internet, though?”
[The internet is originally a place where incompetent trash boast about what they’ve heard about. People who’ve reached level 50 in other worlds wouldn’t waste their time on something like internet, right?]
“Do you have a bad memory related to the internet……?”

Erta exercised her right to remain silent. Yu IlHan kept his mouth shut to respect her mentality and decided after pondering for a bit.

“I think Lancer is better.”
[Although I’m not curious, shall I hear the reason?]
“The differences in destructive ability due to weapons is big.”
[……]

Grapplers could also use weapons if they felt like it. It was the same with the wrist protector that Yu IlHan was using now, and it was also possible to make other offensive equipments. In simple words, sub-weapons.

However, the spear was different. Without needing any supplementary elements, it was a technique that focused all of one’s strength onto the sharp weapon to pierce through enemies.
Yu IlHan had the confidence in becoming stronger through his own ability and his technique, as well as using the new materials that he would encounter to create a spear.

And that was an answer he could arrive at due to having perfectly seen through his own ability. Erta also was planning to recommend him the Lancer, but she was satisfied that he arrived at the answer by himself.
If it’s this person, wouldn’t he have the qualifications to become strong? – She even thought this, albeit briefly.

In contrast, Yu IlHan, who had no interest on what Erta was thinking about, closed his eyes as soon as he decided. However, at that moment, a new job appeared below the 23 jobs.

[ 24. Bl****d Lancer.] 2

“!?”

Yu IlHan’s body stiffened as he was dumbfounded. Now that he’d decided on one, a new one had appeared!? Moreover, in front of the name ‘Lancer’, there was a new descriptive word attached. He took deep breaths to calm down and asked Erta.

“A new job has appeared now. It says ‘Bl****d Lancer’.”
[A descriptive word……! That’s a unique job! To think that you will acquire a unique job from the first job!]

Erta unprecedentedly became excited. Yu IlHan thought that it was vaguely good without knowing exactly, but it wasn’t a problem he could accept just with that.
A unique job. That was, in other words, a class that only existed for one existence. A class that appears when his path, achievements and records become one to write a new strike that didn’t exist in the world. It was optimized for that existence, so obviously, its performance was exceptional.

[Choose that no matter what! Moreover, Bl****d. the descriptive word looks good too. It must be a job that focuses on destructive ability. No doubt about it!]

Yu IlHan also agreed with her. He already planned to become a lancer anyway so he chose Bl****d lancer without hesitation.
It was sufficient to think in his heart that he wanted to become a Bl****d Lancer. The appropriate class, power, and qualifications for his records he piled up until now was bestowed on him

[You have become a Blurred Lancer. When attacking while concealed, attack power increases by 10%. The power of spearmanship increases by 10%.]
[Concealment skill, Spearmanship skill’s evolution conditions become easier.]
[You absorb the piled up records. You have become level 18. 11 Strength, 12 Agility, 11 Health, 11 Magic increases.]
[You cannot use mana. You cannot learn active skills.]

“……”

At this moment, Yu IlHan realized his trivial misunderstanding.

He thought of ‘Blood’, when he saw ‘Bl****d Lancer’, in other words, a spearman of blood. He honestly thought it was awesome.

However the reality was ‘Blurred’. In other words, a faint spearman.

“What the hell is a faint spearman!”
[Oh my gosh…… It’s too fitting that I can’t argue against it……!]

At that moment, when he was about to counter what Erta had said, an electric current flowed down his body.
The growth of his tier due to acquiring a class, as well as the rapid changes in his body due to absorbing all the piled up experience and records made Yu IlHan dizzy.

While adapting to the stronger muscles, faster legs, tougher skin and bones, his consciousness became faint for an instant before coming back to reality. It was a strange feeling that couldn’t be explained using words.

However, it was not a bad feeling at all.
Yu IlHan became really annoyed, but he decided to accept reality. There was no way that he could not accept it anyway.

“Well, shit. Let’s go with this. I did become stronger……”
[Earning 2 unique abilities in the first job is close to a miracle. Moreover, they are abilities that fit your characteristics.]

Concealment attack, spear attack. Stacking, it would be a 20% increase in attack power.
It was really as Erta said – while thinking that, Yu IlHan muttered silently after checking his changed body due to the job advancement.

At that moment, his status automatically renewed itself and appeared on his retina.

[Yu IlHan.]
[Human Blurred Lancer Lv18]
[Title – Pancosmic Loner (Concealment becomes passive)]
[Strength – 96 Agility 102 Health – 98 Magic -21]
[Active Skill – Concealment Lv Max, Mana Crafting Lv 2]
[Passive Skill – Close Quarters Combat Lv Max, Spearmanship Lv Max, Dismantling Lv Max]

There was a time when Yu IlHan thought that a change would occur in his title when he advanced.

However, the reality was cruel. It was because the Pancosmic Loner title was keeping its place as if it declared that it will stay there for all his life.

  1. A bitter intake of air
  2. I could only do this as the original only put the pronunciation, it’s a pun, the raws weren’t censored.
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22 Replies to “Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 12: I Hunt Alone – 4”

    1. Robbini

      I was really looking at the amount of letters, and I couldn’t think of anything with blood and that amount other than Blooded, which makes no sense. The one I could think of otherwise was Bloated, but that makes even less sense.

  1. Acopolypse

    OK, so in Chapter 4 it says:
    [Dropout bonus was acquired, and distributed]
    [Status rises by 5 when levelling up by 1.]

    I thought that he would get +5 Strength, Magic etc. with each Level. But now he is Level 18 and his stats didn’t rise that much. Can anyone explain that to me please?

    1. Chamber Post author

      EVERYONE gets 5 stats per level up. Dropout bonus is just the initial bonus stats (like how he starts off with 70+ in 3 stats)

      5 stats per level up does not mean a total of 20 overall (str, agi, Health, mag). It means a TOTAL of 5

      1. Acopolypse

        Ahh, thank you. I was irritated, because I thought that his initial stats were based on his hard training for 1000 years (I was also wondering why not all athletic people start with good stats).
        I am currently reading the epub version on my kindle and after seeing his new stats I immediately had to switch to the site to ask^^

      2. Acopolypse

        Ohh but when his good initial stats came from the dropout bonus, the angels should have known about his exceptional power and Lita shouldn’t be able to outwit them to send additional support (as Erta said, when she saw his stats for the first time, if she had known about them, there wouldn’t be any more support for him).

  2. Chado

    as of now this is actually a good novel, but… the heck with the jokes ? and the style of writing kind of feel like, I’m reading a Japanese novel, I’m a fan of serious comedy novel, not like this, it’s like the author makes the MC as a joke.. concealing ability.. I don’t really find that funny, it is okay for starter ability, but cmon, really every ability of his, must to have a concealment to it ?..

    1. WirlWind

      It’s not that hard to get, though. He didn’t ‘earn’ those when he ranked up, he already had them from before he chose his job.

      She was asking if he gained any actives from his job, not in general.

  3. Bálint Kövér

    Sooo… let me get this straight.
    Government censoring leads to , in -novel:an almighty being “censoring” information, from those who need it the most, leading to a faulty decision making process??
    What kind of BS is this??

  4. Bálint Kövér

    Sooo… out of universe (IRL censoring of random words) seeps into the universe, the UI being faulty, incapable of displayedin the word blurred? What kind of BS reasoning is that??? Who on earth thought thats a good idea for plot????????

  5. Miaka_Mei

    Er…. Erta is quote incongruent. Aren’t u embarrassed of yourself for sitting and pulling MC’s hair? He’s not your slave orz.

    I really can’t picture the small angel Erta as an honorable compassionate angel… maybe she’s actually in the lowest rank among the angel? Well whatever. imo, she remains an unlikable character to me.

    Wait! Could it be? She’s actually a tsundere!?

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