Now that Yu IlHan’s objective to enhance the people of Earth was now on a smooth start thanks to the launching of the brand, Vanguard, his next objective was of course to go to Daréu and beat up all the dragons.
His motivation died down instantly since the objective he was facing was way too grand, but even so, as this was the most urgent matter, he had no choice. And, after thinking what the most important element in fulfilling that objective would be, he concluded that he should evolve his concealment first.
Concealment was the only innate ability he had, and at the same time, his strongest ability.
Of course, as he couldn’t use mana, he couldn’t deploy it of his own will, but thanks to the title that made his concealment passive, there was no big hindrance in bringing out that ability.
If a problem was that the concealment would wear off after attacking once, then its solution would be ending the target in a single strike.
Moreover, he also had another reason why he tried to evolve his concealment first: the skill evolution conditions had become easier after he had gone through the first and second class advancements. And the ‘easier’ conditions were the following:
[Killing a 2nd class with concealment with a surprise attack 398/3,000]
[Killing a 3rd class with concealment with a surprise attack 1/300]
[Acquiring a high ranked title related to concealment 1/1]
[2nd class magic stone 132/1,000]
[3rd class magic stone 0/100]
“I might just die if it had got ‘easier’ once!”
[Even to me, it looks quite impressive. Skills with bullshit evolution conditions like this should be rare. But it’s fortunate that you don’t have to kill it at once, no?](Erta)
“Isn’t it the same since concealment becomes meaningless after one strike?”
[Well, to you, it is.](Erta)
If he became able to wield mana and use active concealment, then it wouldn’t be impossible for him to go into concealment after an attack and do a surprise attack again.
Of course, since Yu IlHan could not use mana yet, the chance to do a surprise attack was as good as gone when his concealment wore off.
[Do your best. As far as I know, all dragonkin have concealment abilities as their basics, so if you kill 299 3rd class dragonkin, then that’s one condition done.](Erta)
For reference, the ‘1’ in the requirement to kill 300 3rd classes was referring to Reta Kar’iha. Although he had killed the Shadow Leopard, if counting 3rd class monsters with concealment ability, it didn’t die in a surprise attack, so it didn’t count. Truly a damned world.
“Wow, that’s consoles me soooo much, alright.”
In the end, doesn’t this mean that he wouldn’t be able to evolve his concealment until he went inside the dungeon connected to Daréu?
Well, of course, as it had tremendous ability even before the evolution, he did expect that evolving it wouldn’t be easy, but he couldn’t help his sighs.
[You have earned 3,090,850 experience.]
[Killing 2nd class with concealment in a surprise attack 399/3,000]
[You have become level 67. 1 Strength, 2 Agility, 1 Health, 1 Magic increases.]
Of course, he didn’t look for dungeons only to evolve his concealment. Although the dungeon he found was one where monsters had concealment, at the same time, it was also the dungeon with the highest level monsters accessible on Earth right now.
[You have earned 3,112,002 experience.]
[Killing 2nd class with concealment in a surprise attack 400/3,000]
[Level requirement 90… Just how did such a dungeon come about, after only such a short period of time had passed since the Great Cataclysm? This dungeon is also where ‘migrants’ appear too.](Erta)
“Didn’t I say to not ask me? Just renew the dungeon information properly. I killed all the low level monsters so the average level of the monsters are about to rise.”
[It’s alright. There should be no other human than you, who would want to enter this dungeon! This is all Lita’s fault.](Erta)
The time Lita had brought this information was 3 hours after the plan to beat up the God of Smithing was annulled. As soon as Yu IlHan had said that he wanted to evolve his concealment, she seemed to fly to the skies before coming back with information in no time at all.
Erta had a feeling of rejection in releasing the information on dungeons like that, but Lita was different. This should mean that she trusted in him that much. He honestly didn’t feel that bad about it.
That didn’t mean that he was disappointed in Erta. She should have her own set of standards. One that’s a little tight and one that is wrong frequently.
“If the 2nd Great Cataclysm happens in a month’s time, then this dungeon might explode and crisis may erupt on Japan. They should thank me if I clean it up beforehand.”
[I said it’s not one month!](Erta)
This dungeon was located in the Kantou region of Japan, and it was good since Japan was easier to enter than China.
Yes. Yu IlHan had, for the first time in his life, bought an airplane ticket and entered Japan officially! And the dungeon waiting for him was worthy for him to spend his time crossing the sea.
It was good that the monsters in this dungeon all had concealment abilities which helped him fulfill the evolution conditions of the concealment skill, and also, as expected of the most difficult dungeon on Earth right now, his levelling speed was fast as well.
There were several who couldn’t acquire their 2nd class in their lifetime, but currently, Yu IlHan was levelling at a pace of about 1 level per day.
Of course, this was because Yu IlHan had the ability to fight monsters way above his level like nothing, but it was also due to the fact that the monsters were shadows that had concealment abilities, and he could also sweep them in quite easily.
The problem he had encountered was also that: the fact that his enemies were shadows.
[You have earned 3,455,767 experience.]
[Killing 2nd class with concealment in a surprise attack 1,349/3,000]
“This thing doesn’t leave behind a body either.”
Muttered Yu IlHan with a dark expression. In his front was the figure of a shadow monster that became particles of mana and scattered into the air after its life ended and it had lost the ability to coagulate its body.
What was left was only a 2nd class magic stone emitting black light, similar to the characteristics of the shadow monster.
“It should be fine to leave me with a little!”
[I already told you that it’s an existence that would lose its corporeal body and scatter since it was born from the shadows.](Erta)
There were two problems due to that. First, it had become impossible for him to earn any byproducts from them and make equipment, and the second was that he couldn’t cook with their bodies.
[Uuum, Should I bring the food?](Lita)
At that time, Lita, who just woke up from her sleep, asked him while rubbing her eyes. Hearing the news that he could use the meal delivery service that he never imagined he could use while being with only Erta, Yu IlHan asked, seemingly delighted.
[Yeah, just give me 5 minutes.](Lita)
However, the next moment, Yu IlHan changed his expression before snorting and shaking his head.
“But I refuse.”
“One of the work this Yu IlHan likes the most is cooking with monsters that I’ve killed myself.”
[Kuhk, to think that I will lose to a mere monster cooking, this is the greatest insult of my lifetime as an angel!](Lita)
[You two can sure play around.](Erta)
The harmony of a thousand years wouldn’t go anywhere. Yu IlHan and Lita were overcoming the boring dungeon with their strangely harmonic conversation trained through numerous years!
Meanwhile, Erta, who had no confidence in joining in on their harmony, grabbed Yu IlHan’s phone and regularly checked the SNS. That Erta, who hated SNS to the bones, due to some circumstances unknown to Yu IlHan, was!