ICDS: Chapter 111

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Chapter 111. Requirements of a Dimensional Mercenary (4)


“The 50th Floor Master is weaker than the Grim Reaper, so I’m sure you can defeat him easily.”

49th Floor Shop. I narrowed my eyes at Loretta’s words.

“I just gave you 50,000 gold for the information on the boss, right?”

“And I told you that you can easily step on that weakling.”

“Who’s the one that said it was the simplest, yet most difficult, method?”

“I meant for the other explorers. There’s no way Shin-nim would lose to that fur ball.”

Loretta spoke as if it was obvious, and lay on the bed she prepared behind the Floor Shop’s counter. Even though she was clearly lying down, a certain part of her was shooting up… I quickly turned my gaze. Thankfully, it seemed Loretta didn’t notice me.

“So hurry up. If your vitality hits zero, you should you won’t be able to save your friend, right?”

“That only adds pressure without helping!”

However, if Loretta said it was easy, it truly was easy. I doubted whether her words were worth 50,000 gold, but considering that she usually gave me huge discounts, I only complained a little before climbing to the 50th floor.

The earlier I could become a Dimensional Mercenary and head to Luka continent, the better it was. The key to victory was to attack the enemy when their forces were weak! When I arrived at the 50th floor, I immediately materialized Ruyue and put a Mana Potion in my mouth.

[Uhuhu, what a wonderful human.]
[Come play with me.]

On the 50th floor, a strange monster other than ice worms, frozen pengs, and frozen bears appeared. It was the snow woman from Japanese folk tale. As I observed them, I wondered if a monster like Korea’s dokkaebi would appear on higher floors. They were all wearing white dresses, had long hair, and were showing off their beautiful appearances.

[You defend against the ‘charm’ status effect.]
[You defend against the ‘charm’ status effect.]

Even though I didn’t do anything, loud alerts were ringing in my ear. I was wondering why they were just standing there, but they were using status effect attacks! For a second, I questioned how father got through this floor and thought I may need to tell mother about it. Then, I pierced the frozen pengs and frozen bears that approached me with my spear.

[That man is strong.]
[Kuk, he didn’t fall for my charm? How humiliating!]
[But I, I like that man!]

[The skill, Succubus’ Pupils, reflects the status effect back. The snow woman has been charmed.]

[Child, why don’t you play with me? Come! Hey, you guys, stop trying to get in my away!]
[Kyak, she’s gone crazy! She’s attacking us!]
[Her eyes are completely gone! Defend!]

While the snow women were dealing with each other, I leisurely cut down the other monsters, then pierced the snow women afterward.

[Kuk, you killed us without hesitation!?]

“Sorry, but appearances don’t shake me anymore.”

Although the snow woman was charmed, it was a status effect. As she wasn’t tamed or anything, the status effect would eventually run out. As such, I killed all the snow women and advanced forward. Although I felt dirty as it felt like I was cutting human beings, I had long since passed the stage where something like that bothered me greatly.

The 46th through 50th floors were made of snowy fields. As such, explorers had to care for the environment along with the monsters they had to fight. However, because of my contract with Ruyue, the environment caused little issue for me. However, the 50th floor was strange. It became colder the further I walked.

[Shin, are you okay? I’ll try harder!]

“No, Ruyue. I don’t think it’s your fault.”

Was it because of the battle room where the Floor Master was waiting…? Or was it some other reason? I tightened my grip on Gluttony Spear. For an instant, a chill swept over us. If I, who contracted Ruyue, could feel chill, it only made one thing.

[The blood on your spear. It comes from us snow women.]

“Are you the snow woman captain?”

I raised my spear and aimed it in the sky. Thousands and thousands of black hair filled the sky, like the night had just arrived on the snowy field. Floating in the center was an incredibly gorgeous woman.

[Conceited Human who dreams of land beyond this place, I will collect my fellow snow women’s cost of blood… Kuk!]

‘Sorry, but I don’t have time to be listening to you monsters!’ Using Divine Speed, I ran forward and drilled my spear into the snow woman’s chest with Heroic Strike. Divine Speed, which multiplied my speed, had greater effect the faster I was. As my speed had increased 45% by now, I moved like I was teleporting when I used Divine Speed. A mere 50th floor named monster could not block my attack.

[Kuk… s-strong… you, Her….!]

“Sorry, I don’t have time to listen to your last words either.”

I slashed her neck without a shred of hesitation. A small fanfare rang out, indicating that I had killed a named monster. Before that, however, a message that alerted the increase of my skill level rang out.

[Divine Speed became level 6. By using 15% of your mana, your speed is multiplied by 700% for 1 second.]

“Divine Speed’s become level 6 now…”

700% for 1 second. With my basic 45% speed increase, I could move for 1015% of my speed when I activated Divine Speed. Perhaps I should focus more on my Divine Speed skill. In any case, I had received something in my inventory.

[You obtained Snow Woman’s Breath-imbued Ice Crystal (Unique).]

[Snow Woman’s Breath-imbued Ice Crystal (Unique)
Consumable item
Activatable by hitting the target with it. Completely ignores the target’s resistance and freezes the target. After 5 seconds, the target may become unfrozen, depending on the resistance.]

As it seemed like a complete cheat item, I enshrined it in my inventory and kowtowed to it. Then, I walked to the Floor Master battle room with vigor. The temperature had also gone back to normal, so I was able to arrive at my destination in just a few hours without much trouble.

The door was made out of ice. I could feel a large, ferocious aura leaking out from it. It seemed to be giving a warning, as if I shouldn’t think about challenging it alone.

I slammed open the door without any hesitation.

“Fight me!”

[Guoooooooo!]

The Floor Master room did not betray theme of 46th through 50th floor, as it was also a snowy field. I saw trees and boulders covered in snow, and even the ceiling was missing, as snow was falling from the wide-open sky.

Most importantly, I saw the large creature roaring from beyond the hill in the distance. It was a giant that was at least 7 meters in size. It had desiccated skin pulled tightly over its bones, pale ash gray skin, and a large head that did not match its body. Its eyes were pushed back deep into their sockets. Looking at its bloody lips, I realized what it was.

“Wendigo!”

It was a creature of legends from Canadian and American Indians’ folklore. It was known for its cannibalistic nature. Was there a well-known method of fighting him?

No.

[Guooooooo!]

The Wendigo charged at me with an incredible speed. Although it was gaunt, its large size was enough to shake the earth and cause snow to fall from the snowy mountain.

I fixed my grip on my spear and glanced at him from top to bottom. Where was the most effective place for me to attack? What kind of special abilities would it have? What were its weapons?

“Hu, first, let’s fight! Thunder Spear!”

Peika, who was getting stronger by the day, created a spear of lighting in the air, sending it flying toward the Wendigo. Surprisingly, the lightning spear struck its forehead. The Wendigo’s evasive ability was crap! Only it’s running speed was fast.

[Guoooooo!]

“Come!”

I also rushed forward on Ruyue. I had first met Ruyue in a snowy field! She could bring out her ability to the fullest in this environment. Her speed became faster and faster, and when we neared the Wendigo, she had long passed the Wendigo’s speed.

[Guoooooooo!]

The surrounding mana began to shake when I neared him. At the same time, frost appeared on my armor. In other words, it had an absurd ability of freezing anyone that approached it!

[Auuuuuuu!]

However, it had met the wrong opponent. Ruyue was an ice elemental! As the Wendigo poured out more freezing energy, Ruyue became bigger and her energy became stronger. The frost that bloomed on my armor had also disappeared before I noticed it.

[I feel full of strength! Why are you giving me strength?]

[Guooooooo!]

The Wendigo seemed to be flustered when we weren’t frozen, as it raised its large arms and swung them down toward us. However, it was my turn to attack him.

“Ruyue, can you focus on defense? Peika, we’re going full strength!”

[Okay!]
[Understood, Master!]

I decreased the amount of mana I gave to Ruyue, and poured more into my spear, which Peika was infused in. Wendigo’s large face was glaring at me. Its arms missed me and hit the ground, creating a small snowstorm around us, but I calmly stared back at its face.

[Guoooo…!]

“Sorry, but I don’t have the time to play with you slowly. I’m in a hurry, you see.”

I smiled. The spear I held became a white bolt of lightning and radiated dazzling light in the completely white snowy area. It pierced the Wendigo’s eye and became even bigger.

“So let’s wrap this up! Dark Thunder Explosion!”

Before it could see the white aura in my spear and say, ‘What, this guy was the Hero?’, I went all out.

Enjoy this festival of lighting strengthened by the power of a lightning elemental!

B-B-B-B-Boom!

[Kuaaaaaaa!]

Admiring the Wendigo’s scream, I continued with White Lightning Consecutive Strike. My goal was its right arm! The best way to deal with large monsters was to disable their limbs one by one. With that, not only would they be unable to attack me, their HP and resistance would also decrease, making it easy for me to cut their heads off. It was something I learned from fighting the Giant Wolf.

[Guaaaaaa!]

“I! Won’t! Stop! Hitting! Until! You! Die! White Lightning Consecutive Strike!”

In exactly 26 minutes since I entered the Floor Master battle room, the Wendigo fell helplessly without even using all of its abilities. It had ended so quickly that it did not even use even one of Floor Master-specific skills. This guy was just too weak…

[You became level 51. You obtained the qualification to advance to the 51st floor.]

[You obtained 5 bonus stats.]

[You became Gold Rank 9. You became a Gold ranked explorer! You can now appoint an additional person to be an explorer. You can strengthen your current class and you can obtain another subclass!]

[Amazing! You are the first in First Dungeon’s history to succeed in soloing the Wendigo on the first try! The dungeon will remember you as a Great Explorer. You obtained 2 skill point as reward. You can choose god’s true name that matches your league! Current skill points: 20]

[Your league of existence became higher, strengthening Hermes’s authority. Talaria’s duration increases to 30 minutes per day. You obtained a new authority of Hermes, Caduceus.]

[You obtained the title, ‘Wendigo Master.’ All stats increase by 2. This effect will apply even if the title is not equipped.]

[You defeated the Wendigo alone. You obtained the special reward, ‘Wendigo’s Fur Hat.’]

[You obtained 250,000 gold.]

[You received the only reward left hidden for the First Explorer. Congratulations! Your luck stat increases by 1.]
[Secret. Dimensional Travel Magic Book

[You can choose one of two god’s true names. Choose the desired true name: The God of Thunder, Thor, or the Sky God Zeus. Once chosen, you cannot obtain the other’s true name, so choose carefully!]

… Eh? What was that?

“… A new god’s true name!?”


Author’s note: N/A


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65 thoughts on “ICDS: Chapter 111” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Thanks for the work.
    Based on the previous reward from soloing great wolf, im expecting him to get another true name, maybe Ares. Why hasnt he asked Loretta about the C girl from the US that knows he is the hero from her ability? Im considering either author forgot, which is unlikely, or author delaying until he thinks MC would be more ready. Hopefully he wont go to US after saving Shina, that sounds like it would take a long time.

      1. Loretta might not know her, but she might know stuff about the ability she has. Probably could either confirm or deny what she says, and give tips to MC either it would be dangerous or no. She IS a huge person in the Dungeon business, and has been managing her guild for hundreds of years.
        For your question, she might not ‘known’ her, but she will know about her existence if MC ever let her know.

    1. It’s been talked about in one of the previous chapters.

      Basically, he saves Deific Manifestation (DM) until the 29th day (because it basically “resets” every 30 days, so if you use in on the 29th day, you can use it again the next day). He’s been using it consistently to get training. It’s only been shown in that one chapter though (tendency of Korean authors to not put filler chapters/content)

  2. “Even though she was clearly lying down, a certain part of her was shooting up… I quickly turned my gaze. Thankfully, it seemed Loretta didn’t notice me.”
    It was what he thought…

    1. Weird if he didnt see it. She was lying down on the bed she set up in the Shop reading stuff. At this point it is rather obvious she is trying to bait him in, and he is trying to not get caught. This would be some huge deal in the big sister lil brother trope universe.

    1. kek meatbun. calm down XD

      logically thinking that is definitely boobs XD

      she lied down on her bed behind the counter,
      so basically the thing that would be pointing to the heavens/sky (lol) would be her boobs.
      that’s what you would see if you were a bit further away from the shop’s counter lol XD

    1. 5 dollars aint cheap tho. I could buy lunch for 4 days with that much, if i save up. Based on my actual expense while still a student, 5 dollars is worth a day lunch and dinner.

  3. Zeus or Thor, huh? Both are storm gods. But Zeus is the king of his pantheon, instead of the son of the king. So I would assume he would stick to the Greek pantheon since he already has Hermes.

    1. Thor aint a son of a king either, he’s a sworn brother to the king, but id choose Zeus over Thor though, coz zeus aint a freaking thunder god, He’s the god of the sky, so thuderstorm, wind, air, etc.

      Since he got the god of thieves which gave him flight, I think zeus’s power will definitely synergize with hermes’s. Plus hermes and zeus came from the same religion/myth. Hope he gets the thunder blot this time or mjolnir, just like when he got hermes’ flying shoes, lol

    2. Mighty is Zeus. On the other hand, he was warned by his elf not to choose too powerfull gods. Unless even Zeus isn’t too powerfull for him anymore and he’ll go for Brahma after the 75-th level ;).

  4. The choice is pretty easy. He is a spearman, and Zeus is known for his thunder spears while Thor is more of a Hammer guy.

    Plus Zeus is the head of a pantheon, while Thor is just a rampaging jock.

  5. Thanks for the chapter!

    I wonder which name he’ll pick. He already has Hermes, so he might pick Zeus as Hermes is a son of Zeus, maybe their powers will resonate. Though, he might pick Thor as Thor would probably make his Lightning powers much stronger than Zeus would.

    1. i could see that since Zeus’s thunderbolts are all crafted by the Cyclopes brothers if memory serves. idk TBH i would have a hard time picking between those two myself…

    2. I’d say Zeus as the thunders are a form of throwing spears… I can’t see him with mjolnir as he does not have any form of hammer mastery, if we were to give him a norse god name, Odin would fit more as he has gugnir which is one hell of a spear

      Not to say Zeus was a manhoe with a yandere sister so it fits him well

    1. “It had ended so quickly that it did not even use even one of Floor Master-specific skills”
      The Wendigo didn’t use its skills, not the MC

  6. kek meatbun. calm down XD

    logically thinking that is definitely boobs XD

    she lied down on her bed behind the counter,
    so basically the thing that would be pointing to the heavens/sky (lol) would be her boobs.
    that’s what you would see if you were a bit further away from the shop’s counter lol XD

  7. dokkaebi – sounds like “f…k the doc.!” in Russian ;).

    In any emergency to invest his skill points into that Divine speed isn’t a bad choice.

    …and now MC may get his Tamer subclass. He didn’t have to wait too long for this opportunity too :).

  8. Hm. Thor uses a hammer, kightning and storms. Zeues is lord of all things of the sky has a lightning spear javelin and leader of his pa tgeon. Nus said.

    Thanks for the chapter.

    -Sage Hidden Bear

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