If not now, I didnt know when I would be able to join a Guardian of the Forest raid party in the future.
"Please let me join the party."
I would join the party, survive until the Guardian of the Forest died and pick up all the blue orichalcum that dropped. It didnt matter if the other party members died.
Anyway, my experience cant drop if I die!
If I were really unlucky, then I might drop Mamons Greatsword or Mengels Plate Armor, which made up my entire fortune. But if I took the risk, I might be able to obtain blue orichalcum. I expressed my strong emotions when I gazed at Toban.
Was I too brazen? Did I have any sense of shame? I looked up to see Toban looking at me with a perplexed expression.
"What is your level?"
"What? Didnt you say that level and class doesnt matter?"
"I did say that at first, but... unexpected party members arrived, so I am now looking for those who are over level 120, preferably those with divine magic or magician professions. As you may know, the Guardian of the Forest is a monster whose body is made of minerals, so physical attacks wont work on it."
Toban stared at my greatsword with an unconvinced look, a gaze that strongly conveyed that he didnt want to accept me into the party.
Then this guy shouldnt have said that he would take any level or class.
Should I give up? No, I couldnt give up when thinking about the blue orichalcum. I would join the party no matter what.
"Please accept me. I wont hold you back."
"What is your level?"
I was currently level -3, but due to Mamons Greatsword and Mengels Plate Armor, my actual combat ability was above level 30. If I confessed that I was level 30... I would be kicked out straight away.
"30... no, minus... no, plus 100."
"30 minus, plus 100?"
"No ~ no. Just 100."
I was currently level -3, but I wouldve been close to level 100 if it werent for Ashurs quest. Lets try it once. When I actually entered the party, I didnt intend to fight. Instead, I would follow like I was a dead mouse.
If Im careful, they wont notice that I deceived them about my level.
Toban had a worried expression on his face.
"Your weapon is a greatsword? Isnt it around level 65? Even if your item has an epic rating, claiming to be level 100... Are you really level 100?"
"Of course I am. My Mamons Greatsword has been strengthened to +5, so I can still use it."
My face was still. I was just bluffing. I exploited the fact that items enhanced below +5 wouldnt have a change in appearance, so I lied that the +0 Mamons Greatsword was actually +5.
But Toban wasnt easy to pass.
"Even if Mamons Greatsword is +5, to still use it at level 100 is... In addition, your armor isnt as good as the equipment that level 100 users can wear. Besides, where are your boots, gauntlets, and accessories?"
It was accurate. Mengels Plate Armor, which I was currently wearing, was only level 60. My helmet, boots, gauntlets, and accessories were all lost by the end of the three months quest...
Items that are like my blood...
In the case of the boots and gauntlets, they were destroyed because I didnt manage the durability. I managed the durability of my helmet and accessories, but it was unfortunate that I dropped them when I died.
As I recalled the hellish past, Toban looked at me suspiciously.
Regas was good looking, slim, and had ideal muscles. Due to the nature of his class, he was popular with women because he didnt wear any tops. In fact, when I looked closer at him, I saw that he was, in fact, very handsome. I felt like a squid standing next to him.
I instinctively hated handsome people so I replied bluntly, "It isnt a big deal."
"Hoh, it isnt a big deal... My expectations about your skills have increased. I would love to directly see your amazing abilities."
Regas said to the others, "This guy will also join the party. Originally, it was a party that had no limits on class or level. Some of the party members are below level 90, so I dont think theres a problem in accepting one more level 100 user."
People still responded poorly, so Regas added,
"As you know, only level 170 or higher users can hit the Guardian of the Forest properly. Nevertheless, the reason why I gathered as many people as possible without a level limit is that people are needed to mark the golems constantly summoned by the Guardian of the Forest. The Guardian of the Forest will be dealt with by my 17 guild members, including Toban and Vantner. We want people to tie up the feet of the crystal golems while we focus on the Guardian of the Forest. I think that Grids skills are sufficient for our wishes."
"He wants to join the party, so I dont know why we should refuse. I can understand you doubting his actions, but why do you doubt people beforehand?"
The remarks of a strong person were reputable. Once Regas spoke, the party members had an atmosphere like they would accept me into the party. But they had impure intentions.
"Lets see how well his control is."
"Watch him fighting... We will see if hes a braggart or not."
"He said that he fights with his armor off? Then he cant wear his armor on this raid."
"I will watch him closely."
A party filled with intense hostility! This wasnt a Guardian of the Forest raid party, but a Grid raid party.
I cant join this party.
If I joined the party now, I would have to fight in front of them. As a level -3 player, I would surely die quickly and not even see the Guardian of the Forest, let alone see the blue orichalcum. It would also come with extra embarrassment involved.
"Its okay. I wont join the party." I stepped back, causing the middle-aged man to laugh.
"Were you just bluffing?"
An attitude that ignored people! But I didnt get angry because his words were true.
I replied coldly, "It isnt a good idea to join a party with people who dont trust me."
Originally, party members should be able to trust each other with their backs. However, everyone here doubted me. The party members were forced to accept my words.
"Well... that is true."
"Come to think of it, we were so excited that we drove him to the other end."
"I agree. I didnt know if it was the truth, so I shouldve just stayed silent."
"Thats right. Actually, werent we the ones who committed the sin? I feel bad now."
I didnt hold onto the party members any longer and left this place. Regas followed me.
"What is it?"
My attitude was cold, but Regas just asked for a handshake with a gentle smile.
"I hope to see you again next time, Greatsword warrior who doesnt use armor. As a person who walks along the path of a martial artist, I am very interested in you."
I didnt doubt that he was interested in me. I didnt think it was a bluff as I gazed into his honest eyes.
I shook hands with him and thought, Why is he so naive?
He was a good person. If I had a chance someday, I would make him a friend that I could borrow money from.
"Then Ill see you again."
Take money from him later... no, I owed him. Therefore, I said goodbye to Regas with a big smile headed straight to the smithy.
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