He had to live a very long time when the Earth was stopped, and during those years, he had learnt to live correctly and not quickly. Being hasty would make things fail, and trip over a stone.
Yu IlHan thought that now was the time, that he had been announced the shocking news from Reta Kar’iha, to walk on the right path.
Endlessly, truly endlessly he hammered away and raised his techniques beyond perfection, raised Eternal Flame, tried to feel mana by sticking as close to the angels as possible, tried to listen to other souls than Reta Kar’iha, and checked on the skills that he had learnt.
He reconfirmed his titles, saw the limits of his status points, looked back to the techniques engraved in his body, not the skills, and rechecked on his equipments.
Then he thought not about the ones he had to do, but the ones he could do.
The worst villain appearing in an anime once said something nonsensical that great responsibility followed great power, but Yu IlHan thought that power that’s swung around by responsibility would never become strong.
To Yu IlHan, power was not something to protect today, but the ability to make tomorrow.
While Yu IlHan was working, a lot of things happened outside as well.
There was an interior reconstruction in the 13th and 14th floor of the building, a corporate was formed, the brand, Vanguard, was registered, Lita did her special training, and the interior construction in the top floor of the apartment had ended. He hired people to work in his shop, and made a passport.
2 weeks flew past like that. Just as Yu IlHan was about to rest after making a spear, a few green lines of texts appeared on his retina.
[From a dimension far away, the God of Smithing, ???, has discovered you.]
[The God became shocked at your ability to make miracles without the power of miracles. He wants to give you a blessing.]
[If you fulfill two more tasks, the blessing of the God of Smithing, ???, would descend upon you. The contents of the tasks are……]
Becoming dizzy at the hook that came from a direction that he had never imagined, Yu IlHan read down the text again.
However, he had neither read wrong, nor was it an illusion. He didn’t know who the God of Smithing was, but it was true that he wanted to give blessings to Yu IlHan so suddenly, when he was just working. It seemed like this God truly had a lot of free time.
“Erta, it says here that the God of Smithing will give me blessing after I do some homework.”
[……Heh, I am not surprised at all.](Erta)
Erta, who rolled off from the top of Yu IlHan’s head, said that in mid air with her legs trembling. Calmly placing her on his palm, he asked.
“Is this God of Smithing and the God you follow the same guy?”
“Are they existences on an equal level?”
[Not at all. Lord God is a unique existence across all the worlds, but they aren’t like that.](Erta)
“That means that they aren’t unique, right? Are there like hundreds of the same God of Smithing?”
[No, it was ½ probability, but unfortunately, you guessed wrong.]
Erta replied with a small smile.
[God of Smithing, God of Warriors, Goddess of Beauty…… They are each unqiue, but they do not exist.](Erta)
Yu IlHan became shocked.
He didn’t even ask and Erta gave him a simple answer!
[I think you’re imagining something very rude right now.](Erta)
“I thought you were pretty.”
[So it was something rude.](Erta)
Yu IlHan said a lie that wouldn’t work at all, but Erta replied coyly while touching her black hair. (T/N: So Erta had black hair… I thought all angels were blond…) She seemed to become slightly happy even though it was a lie. With a faint smile, she continued.
[They don’t exist for real. They are only false egos that were born after countless records of a specific field had gathered. They could be called a byproduct of the Akashic Record.](Erta)
“Such nonsensical things are possible?”
[Why are you able to live and breath here right now?](Erta)
Yu IlHan lost his words. So he asked something else.
“The blessing he wants to give me?”
[What can an ego made of records give out? Of course, records. What’s different about a blessing is to the rewards of the Heaven’s Quest is that we add our power into a record that you already have, but they process a completely new record to give you.](Erta)
[Because more records related to smithing would pile up the more you progress as a smith.](Erta)
All records and achievements by Yu IlHan as a smith would enhance the abilities of the God of Smithing. He wasn’t sure what that blessing would be about, but it should probably enhance his smithing abilities.
So, putting it in an old-fashioned way, it was a win-win scenario.
He accepted that point, but there was something that he still couldn’t understand.
“If a God is only a false ego, then what the hell is holy power? The power that Na YuNa wielded; healing injuries and strengthening the body.”
[I will explain about that to you next time, so just know that it is a type of mana for now. Anyway, if it’s you, there won’t come a time where you would use holy power of the God of Smithing, so don’t get your hopes up on that.](Erta)
“Quick-witted as always…”
Yu IlHan inwardly imagined himself doing tanking, dealing, and healing all by himself, but his expectations had been completely shattered. Just as Yu IlHan was stretching himself with a sigh, Erta asked while tilting her head.
[So, what are those tasks? You said that he didn’t give the blessing out for free?](Erta)
[Are you picking a fight?](Erta)
“No, not that.”
Yu IlHan ended up laughing. However, his laugh contained unconcealable rage.
“That fucker isn’t telling me what the tasks are.”
It was fortunate that this God was a false ego beforehand.
If he didn’t, then he would have wandered around several worlds looking for this God of Smithing, to smack him, in vain!
1. There was a reader who asked about God some time ago. I hope your questions were alleviated a little.
2. Thanks for the passionate reactions. It should be better for me to not say whether it is harem or not. I’m scared that I might be led by the majority. There is an ending I’m thinking of, but it might become different according to the progression, so I won’t give you a clear answer from now.
What I can tell you now is that because Yu IlHan has no interest in romance (Because he’s busy surviving) it would take a long time before romantic details appear, and the opposite sex he feels the closest with is Lita, but he is thinking of her as a family, not the opposite sex. The path our IlHan has to walk is 90 thousand li, so you don’t have to focus on just Lita! Of course, I find Lita cute as well, though!
Romantic details do appear… That’s like… in X more chapters though…. (X is censored due to being a spoiler)
Translator : Chamber