Chapter 13: Monster Researcher (2)
Ly, who was immersed in preparing for combat, growled at the fox but held himself back at Ian’s hand movements.
“Attack after my arrow hits, Ly. You can’t attack first.”
Whether it was because it was a Familiar, the wolf roughly understood Ian’s command and stopped its movements.
After seeing that, Ian, whose bowstring was pulled taut, let it go.
The moment after the bow hit the fox’s forehead, the wolf ran after it at lightning speed.
‘It’s quite clearly weaker than the Red Fox, yet it’s running after it without any fear? Is it due to its personality?’
Ly’s personality was ‘Valiant’. Whether it was because of that or because Ian’s stats were high, it was not intimidated by the slightest against the fox that was double its level.
Ly exactly bit the nape of the fox’s neck, but he was quickly thrown off. It was because the difference in stats was big.
‘Levels are one thing, but since wolves themselves aren’t monsters with high health… it could die easily after a few bites from a fox.’
Ian consecutively shot out arrows.
Even though its level and combat were on the lower side, with Ly buying time, it was much easier to hunt.
- You have killed the Red Fox. You have gained 265 Experience Points.
- You have killed the Red Fox. Familiar ‘Ly’ has gained 265 Experience Points.
‘As expected, the Experience Points are divided in half.’
Ian nodded his head. It was the start of grinding again.
‘We’ll just get to lv 15 here.’
Before starting to hunt, Ian used the last skill he hadn’t tried, ‘Beginner-level Training’. Shortly after, a blue light emitted from Ly’s body and a system message popped up.
- You have used the skill ‘Beginner-level Training’ (Cooldown time: 35 minutes).
- For 10 minutes, Familiar ‘Ly’ will better understand and study its Summoner’s commands. The more you repeat its training, the more your Familiar’s ‘Potential’ increases.
- ‘Ly’s current potential: 65
Ian pondered as to what command he should give while looking at Ly. And shortly after, the words that came out of his mouth…
He tried to do the exact same thing as when he trained ‘Bboro’, a puppy he raised at home since he was young.
Ly had on an arrogant expression as if it was saying ‘Do you think I won’t even be able to do that?’
Ian, who deeply thought about what to command it, came to a conclusion.
“Just hunting on this hunting ground is probably best.”
Truthfully, the Beginner-level Training skill was a simple skill that once activated, you just needed to go hunt. Ian was just thinking of it in a complicated way.
Ian, who now comprehended how to utilize the skill, began to hunt.
At first, he wasn’t in tune with Ly, so there were several situations where Ly’s vitality was in danger.
- You have used ‘First Aid’. ‘Ly’ has recovered 45 Vitality.
However, little by little, they got accustomed to each other, and Ian began to hunt foxes as if he was popping corn with lightning.
‘Whether it’s because Ly’s agility is high, even though his health is a little weak, he doesn’t have much chance to get hit.’
Of course, there was the fact that the foxes died in an instant after getting hit by a couple of Ian’s arrows, but he was content with Ly’s overall performance(?).
Around 3 hours had passed and both Ian and Ly were at lv 15.
‘Leveling up is slower than I thought. As expected, it’s probably because I’m splitting my Experience Points with my Familiar, right?’
However, Ian didn’t have any big complaints. It was because he was quite pleased with the enjoyment of raising Ly than he thought he would be.
Surprisingly, whenever Ly leveled up, he grew so much that he could feel how strong he was getting. And looking from a general perspective, he truthfully wasn’t late in leveling up…
“Ly, shall we go catch some bears now?”
Ly growled lowly as it watched Ian wrap a bandage using the First Aid skill. While hunting, its Loyalty also increased, so it was now at around 80%.
Once he finished healing Ly, Ian took him and started to move. His destination was the habitat of the ‘Black Half-Moon Bear’ monster, Nuran Mountain Range.
After eating dinner with his parents, Yoohyun opened the capsule door to play Kailan just like any other day.
However, whether it was because he suddenly remembered something, he turned around and first turned on the computer before sitting down at his desk.
‘Shall we just search some information on the Summoner? Since two days have passed since the update, there should be information about it here and there by now…’
Jinsung, who was the treasure of Lotus guild, suddenly reset his character, but Yoohyun was planning on fully supporting him as a guild since he already reset.
‘Well, he was a dude who did more than his pay, so he’ll probably do something this time, too.’
Because of several reasons, Yoohyun, who became curious about the information on the Summoner class that Jinsung changed to, opened up the internet and accessed Kailan’s official community.
“Let’s see here…”
The place that Yoohyun went into was the bulletin board for the Summoner class.
“Huh? But why are all the titles like this?”
Yoohyun was taken aback. This was because the Summoner’s bulletin board on the official community was in chaos.
- Isn’t Summoner a trash class?
- Ha, this is the biggest, no-answer class. Don’t play Summoner, everyone.
Amongst the numerous posts, the post with the highest inquiries caught Yoohyun’s eyes.
- Title: I’m finally lv 12. Since it’s after hunting, I thought I’d write.
“Shall we take a look?’
As soon as Yoohyun clicked on the post, quite a long post reviewing the Summoner spread open.
I am a user that made a lv 10 beginner to class-change to Summoner and took the ‘Class-Changing Quest’ at lightning speed once the servers opened and became a Summoner.
For reference, I am a user that reset their lv 25 Magician character to become a Summoner.
Firstly, the conclusion is that Summoner is fun. The fun in raising a monster you’ve captured is quite pleasing.
The first monster I captured was Kairon Basin’s Rare-ranked monster, the Black Wolf.
Fighting it was difficult, but with the help of my guild members and using all the meat that I had somehow managed to subdue to feed it, I had just barely captured it.
While fighting with it summoned, you can definitely feel that you are a bit stronger than other classes that are the same level. When I gave the Black Wolf a buff, it fights as well as a decent Warrior.
However, there is one incredible flaw. It’s that your Exp is hell to raise.
I did party hunting, but the Experience points I gained from my part of the party, I shared with my Familiar by 1/N.
But to solo play, my hunting speed is too slow…
From then, I hunted like crazy for 10 hours every day, and barely raised my level by 2.
Summoner… I don’t know how it will change later on, but people that are trying to raise it, just know that it’s hellish to level up in the beginning.
For reference, I’m going to continue being a Summoner. It’s impossible to try and catch up to the high-rankers with any class at this point currently, and the fun in collecting monsters sounds like it will be quite pleasing.
Whether it was because it was a post that had over a thousand inquiries, there were a lot of comments as well.
- SummonMania: I just class-changed now… Isn’t this post too full of hopelessness?
- DragonCatcherTaehyun: Person above, you aren’t too late. Reset your character quickly. I just came from the Black Magician’s bulletin board, and although the skulls are a little weak, they don’t take away your Experience Points and you can summon several of them, so they say leveling up is fast.
- KimchiMakingWarrior: But can’t you capture a bunch of monsters and drag them around like a corps? It looks like a hunting party’s efficiency is atrocious, so increasing your Familiars and trying solo play…
- ka1908: It seems like the person above has no idea on Summoners. Summoners have a stat called Leadership, so if your Leadership is low, you can’t even summon a bunch.
- pts1120: That’s right. I purposely captured five wild dogs that only need a little Leadership and carried them around, but no answer. Wild dogs die within two bites from a wolf, and somehow, I barely managed to catch one, but the Experience points were divided by six, so I was only left with something equivalent to a chick’s teardrop… No answer.
After reading each and every post on the bulletin board, Yoohyun’s expression darkened.
“Well, since it is still only the beginning, it makes sense that there are a lot of complaints… but isn’t this too much? This Jinsung even reset his character…”
However, Yoohyun quickly folded his worries.
As of now, all the classes in Kailan were well-balanced. The developer of Kailan, LB Sports, was an incredible developer, and he thought that someone like them wouldn’t let out such a useless class.
On top of that, it’s only been two days since the new classes came out. It was too early to make a judgment already.
‘Even still, it’s a fact that leveling up in the beginning is difficult, so it will probably take some time for him to hit lv 20 and enter the guild.’
Yoohyun turned off the computer and entered the capsule.
However, different from his thoughts, Jinsung was already approaching lv 20.