TaMa Chapter 41

Chapter 41: Mysterious Dungeon (4)

TL: Haku

Editor: Hungry Panda


Bang- Bang-Bang-Bang-.

Along with the loud explosive sound, system messages popped up one after another.

 

  • You have been attacked by the ‘Chaos Drake’s Breath.

 

  • Your Vitality has been reduced by 1795.

 

  • Familiar ‘Bbookbbook’ has received critical damage.

 

  • Familiar ‘Bbookbbook’s Vitality has been reduced by 578.

 

He did block the attack with Bbookbbook’s shell, but he could only block so much, as the Breath’s range was so wide.

Despite Bbookbbook having blocked most of the attack, an incredible amount of damage that was over a third of Ian’s total Vitality came in.

‘He even reduced Bbookbbook’s Vitality by 500?’

Because the Expansion buff was also applied to Bbookbbook’s Vitality, a damage of 500 wasn’t threatening.

However, to have 500 damage being dealt to Bbookbbook despite his crazy Defensive Power meant that he would have died immediately if he took the hit directly.

‘If that thing is in a similar category as Ghost Drakes, his Defensive Power and Vitality is probably weak, right?’

Ian gave out a command to his Familiars.

Even if he gave up later, he decided to do his best until then.

“Ddukdae, Ice Wave! Ly, use Berserk and keep an eye on his backside!”

And Ian charged towards the drake from the front to focus the drake’s attention onto him.

 

  • ‘Weak Point Capturing’ skill has been invoked. The weak point of the target will be indicated with the accuracy rate rising 19% and the chance to critical hit increasing 23.5%. If the weak point is hit, an additional 97% of damage will be dealt.

 

After using all the buffs and skills that he could use, Ian lunged towards the drake.

And right then, the drake’s enormous tail was swung harshly.

Bang!

Along with a loud boom, the large tail slammed into the front side of Ddukdae, who couldn’t avoid the attack, and an incredible amount of damage came in.

 

  • Familiar ‘Ddukdae’ has received critical damage.

 

  • Familiar ‘Ddukdae’s Vitality has been reduced by 4782.

 

“Holy shit-!”

Ian was taken aback.

The drake’s Offensive Power was much stronger than what he was expecting.

‘This crazy… This is too much, even if it’s a lv 70 Boss monster!’

If Ddukdae was hit one or two times more by an attack like that, he would be killed instantly.

‘I’ll have to Summon Release Ddukdae first.’

As the drake was quite big, its movements were quite slow compared to its destructive power.

For Ly and Ian himself, as they had high Agility, they could avoid the attacks to an extent, but with Ddukdae’s slow movements, he wouldn’t be able to avoid the drake’s attacks no matter what.

If he was going to die in one or two hits anyways, it was a situation where Ddukdae’s tanking was pointless.

Ian, who made the decision, immediately Summon Released Ddukdae.

“Ddukdae, Summon Release!”

Along with his order, Ddukdae turned into a white light and disappeared into the air.

And while Ian stood in place to Summon Release Ddukdae, Ly bit the Chaos Drake’s shoulder joint.

 

  • Familiar ‘Ly’ has dealt critical damage to the ‘Chaos Drake’!

 

The critical attack that was immediately invoked once the drake’s weak point was attacked!

Ly, who was the most familiar with Ian’s Weak Point Capturing skill, there was never a time when he missed the highlighted weak point.

 

  • The Chaos Drake’s Vitality has been reduced by 1776.

 

Subsequently, Ly’s inherent ability, Bleeding, was immediately invoked.

 

  • The Chaos Drake has gone into ‘Bleeding’ state, so 355 damage will be dealt per second for 10 seconds.

 

And that wasn’t the end of Bleeding.

Because Ly’s Berserk skill was also activated, his Offensive Power was additionally increased.

 

  • As Familiar ‘Ly’ has dealt critical damage to the ‘Chaos Drake’, ‘Ly’s Offensive Power will increase additionally for 5 seconds.

 

Thanks to the overlapping of the buffs and the critical attack, Ly, who momentarily maximized his Offensive Power, continuously attacked the Chaos Drake.

 

  • The Chaos Drake’s Vitality has been reduced by 1352.

 

  • The Chaos Drake’s Vitality has been reduced by 2087.

 

And the drake cried out with a voice full of pain.

Roooaaaar!

The drake had received over 5000 damage in an instant, but as if it was saying that was nothing, its violent counterattacks continued.

Whoosh-!

Along with the heavy sound of the wind that even caused goosebumps to form just from hearing it, the drake swung its tail again and Ly barely dodged the attack by throwing his body.

 

  • Familiar ‘Ly’s Vitality has been reduced by 217 from hitting the wall.

 

He was able to avoid the attack, but Ly rolled along the ground from colliding with the wall, and the drake, who saw that, moved his body to make a second attack.

“Ly, careful…!”

However, it looked like it would be difficult for Ly to avoid this attack. This was because before he could pull himself together, the drake’s attack continued.

If he was properly hit by the drake’s attack, his Vitality would probably be gone in one hit.

However, there was no way that Ian would just stand there, watching that happen.

“Space Distortion!”

Along with Ian’s shout, the Space Distortion skill was invoked, and Ly and Ian’s position switched.

And Ian thrusted Bbookbbook’s shell towards the front paw heading for him.

Kka-ka-kang-!

As the Chaos Drake’s claw and Bbookbbook’s shell clashed, a screeching sound that was uncomfortable to hear rang out.

 

  • Familiar ‘Bbookbbook’ has received critical damage.

 

  • ‘Bbookbbook’s Vitality has been reduced by 118.

 

‘What the hell, this damned drake deals critical damage whenever he attacks!’

Ian grumbled to himself, but on the other hand, after seeing that Bbookbbook’s Vitality was only reduced by 100, he was relieved.

As expected, Bbookbbook’s Defensive Power was great.

“Ly, bite him!”

While the drake’s attention was diverted to Ian, Ly, who had positioned himself behind the drake at some point after switching positions with Ian, ran towards the back of his neck.

 

  • Familiar ‘Ly’ has dealt critical damage to the ‘Chaos Drake’!

 

  • The Chaos Drake’s Vitality has been reduced by 2576.

 

Ly had dealt critical damage again, but it seemed as though the Chaos Drake still had over half its Vitality, as it still looked fine.

And right then, the drake’s tail flew up again.

This time it was an attack towards Ian.

Pu-uck-!

He narrowly managed to block its tail by turning his back, but Ian flew into the wall and had to roll around unpleasantly.

 

  • Your Vitality has been reduced by 521 from hitting the wall.

 

Ian closed his eyes tightly.

As expected, a Heroic rank monster in the lv 70 range boasted unbelievable strength.

‘Ha, as expected, winning is probably impossible, right? I don’t want to die, though…’

He felt the strength in his body drain from him as he thought of the EXP that would disappear and the 24-hour login restriction penalty that would come along with the game over.

‘Still, I need to save Ly.’

Ian spread out his hand in order to Summon Release Ly.

He felt that he could deal a little more damage somehow, but he didn’t want to lose even more things by pushing it.

However, just then, a surprising situation appeared.

Ly bit the back of the Chaos Drake’s neck continuously.

 

  • Familiar ‘Ly’ has dealt critical damage to the ‘Chaos Drake’.

 

  • As the wounded area was attacked, the amount of damage dealt will increase by 36%.

 

 

  • The Chaos Drake’s Vitality has been reduced by 3269.

 

“…!”

This was the first time he had seen this system message while playing Kailan until now.

‘If you attack an area that’s already been wounded, did you always deal extra damage? Why did I not know of this until now?’

Truthfully, it was obvious that Ian didn’t know, as this wasn’t extra damage that was invoked just because you attacked the exact same area again.

The system message didn’t properly explain it, but it was an extra effect that was only invoked if you had the ‘Bleeding’ inherent ability.

On the other hand, separate from Ian’s shock, the drake, who received incredible damage, let out a shriek of pain.

Roooaaar!

And finally, the Chaos Drake’s name started to blink slowly.

It meant that its Vitality had dropped below half.

However, Ian let out a sigh.

This was because, if thought about from the opposite perspective, he only reduced its Vitality by about half now.

Even after receiving that much damage, the thing that still had almost half its Vitality left looked even more monstrous.

Ian decided level-headedly.

There was no time to recover their Vitality using First Aid, and it would become impossible to avoid the drake’s attacks continuously if the battle went longer and Ian’s body grew heavy.

“Ly, good work, Summon Release!”

Ian Summon Released Ly. Now it was time to minimize the damage as much as possible.

Along with a white light, Ly also disappeared inside the dungeon.

‘Euh, to have to de-level 1 lv and be restricted from logging in for 24 hours…’

It was Ian, who kept on thinking about the death penalty he already knew about.

To him, the 24-hour login restriction penalty was more critical than de-leveling 1 lv. This was because he was wasting a whole day of the very first dungeon discoverer buff.

However, this moment was when Ian had experienced everything.

 

  • Oh-ho… You’re truly amazing.

 

The elder, who watched the battle, swung his staff in the air.

As he did so, the Chaos Drake that was about to attack Ian turned into a white light and dispersed into the air.

And a system message popped up.

 

  • You have cleared the Dungeon of Chaos.

 

  • You have obtained 174,320 EXP.

 

  • You have leveled up. You have reached lv 43.

 

Ian had on a dazed expression.

‘Cl-Clear…?’

And along with that, his head fell forward.

That incredible Drake of Chaos didn’t appear in the dungeon to be killed from the beginning.

‘Speaking of which, the EXP is stingy. To not even reach 200,000 EXP even with the very first discoverer’s buff.’

He did level up, but rather than him leveling up because the dungeon clear EXP was a lot, it was more like it was time for him to level up, which is why it happened.

‘It’s about the same amount of EXP as killing about 50 Ghost Drakes.’

Ian, whose tension was released, plopped down on the spot, and the elder slowly approached him.

He had on an incredibly thrilled expression.

 

  • Amazing, truly amazing. To put up this good of a fight with the Chaos Drake as your opponent!

 

However, Ian, who felt suddenly drained, looked at the elder with tired eyes and mumbled.

“What’s so amazing, I lost like this.”

 

  • No, no. It was a Familiar that you couldn’t beat from the beginning with your stats.

 

At the elder’s words, Ian had on a dumbfounded expression.

‘To say that so casually right now…’

This was because, from Ian’s perspective, it only sounded like provoking words.

However, the elder continued to speak, oblivious to whatever Ian was thinking on the inside.

 

  • What’s your name?

 

Ian responded without much thought.

“Jinsung… I mean, it’s Ian.”

 

  • I see, it’s Ian.

 

The elder stroked his beard as he continued.

 

  • Congratulations. You have passed my test gloriously.

 

Ian’s blunt voice came after.

“A test?”

The elder, Oakley, nodded his head.

“That’s right, a test.”

“So?”

 

  • Would you care to learn my teachings?

 

At the unexpected words of the elder, Oakley, Ian was taken aback, and in front of his eyes, an even more flustering message popped up.


 

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      Hi there! The author has both Health and Vitality as two separate stats, and when I first translated them, I put Vitality as the lifepoint stat and Health as the other stat. The author seems to rotate between both words/stats, though, so it seems both stats work in relation to each other.
      In general, though, either word can be used in both situations. I have mentioned this on many occasions and emptycube as well has told me either shouldn’t be a big matter. Thanks for reading!

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      I realized I had never explained that aspect o.o Sorry about that. It was actually the author’s error. I was very confused when translating as well.

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