Chapter 24
Author :Park Saenal
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Chapter 24

Chapter 24
[Blacksmiths Rage]
Difficulty: B
As Pagmas descendant, you have inherited Pagmas will as well as his techniques. You have Pagmas humanitarian ideology of using blacksmithing to benefit other people.
You can never forgive the Mero Company and its minions, who oppress the old and powerless blacksmith.
Help the blacksmith Khan, who had fallen for the tricks of the Mero Company and lost his customers.
Quest Clear Conditions: Get rid of the Mero Companys minions and destroy the smithy transfer contract.
Clear Reward: Blacksmith Khans alcoholic symptoms will improve. Affinity with Khan will reach the maximum.
* Khan was originally an excellent blacksmith. But after his business was ruined due to the tricks of the Mero Company and he was subjected to severe stress, an alcohol dependency was created. He is currently an incompetent old man, but if he improves from his alcoholism, he will surely regain his status as a great blacksmith. At that time, he will figure out your identity and help you greatly...
Quest Acceptance Reward: The skill Blacksmiths Rage is created.
Quest Failure: A few days later, Khan will die and all quests related to him will be permanently destroyed.
The blacksmiths ideology?
"Is this a parody of humanitarianism?"
The motto of the legendary blacksmith Pagma!
"...Is there a hidden class that will appear after eating only garlic for 100 days?"
No, now wasnt the time to joke around.
"This situation is a quest."
It was as I expected. A ruined smithy and blacksmith. The sudden appearance of gangsters was the precursor to the beginning of a new quest.
[Would you like to accept the quest?)
There were five enemies. Their level was estimated to be 35 or higher. On the other hand, I was alone and only level 3. I was also unharmed because I left my sword and armor in the warehouse.
Should I refuse the quest? No.
"I accept."
There was no reason for me to refuse this quest.
Even though I was level 3, my stats made me equivalent to a level 20. I also had the skill Legendary Blacksmiths Patience. It was a tremendous skill that increased my concentration, stamina, and defense to the peak for an hour. But was that all? I had the passive skill that allowed me to become invincible for five seconds if my health was at the minimum.
"In fact, Im not without a weapon."
I opened my inventory. I took out one arrow that I had left behind as a souvenir.
[Special Jaffa Arrow]
Rating: Epic
Attack Power: 35~42
An arrow made by a craftsman with great skill and potential but lacking in experience and reputation.
Due to the effect of combining jaffa with steel, it has extremely high penetration and ignores some of the enemys defense.
* Has a certain chance of ignoring the enemys defense.
Weight: 0.1
Arrows were consumables. But that was only when fired by a bow.
"If I hold it and use it as a dagger, it wont be a consumable."
In fact, there were many cases when arrows were retrieved and reused. It was said that most arrows could be reused except when it was too damaged by the target, but I didnt know because I had no experience shooting the bow.
I thought it was strange that arrows were so expensive so I grabbed a passerby. Thanks to that, I realized that arrows werent always consumables. Huhut, information was power! I shouldnt neglect the impact of gathering information in the future.

"Blame the fact that you look like Mothers Heart is Happy employees."
As I stepped closer, the gangsters started to grab their weapons.
"You bastard! This brat dares say such things to us? Eh? No, did something suddenly happen to this brat? Hey you! Do you want to go to hell? Huh?"
"This bastard didnt appreciate the fact that we let you go..."
Indeed, lawless NPCs were fearsome. They instantly showed an intention to kill me. They were truly people who had committed numerous evils.
They are too formidable.
But there was no reason to avoid them due to fear. Right now, these people werent the objects of fear. They are targets that must be defeated to clear the quest. The ambition of a warrior was boiling inside of me.
I snorted with derision towards the gangsters and raised my hand. "Stop your useless talking and come on."
The gangsters reacted immediately.
"This crazy bastard!"
"Get him! Hold on to him for me! No, kill him! Just kill him."
The red-faced gangsters rushed towards me. There were a total of five opponents. In a wide open space, I would be surrounded and die instantly. I had identified the terrain of the smithy ahead of time and headed for the stairs leading towards the second floor. The staircase was wide enough for two adult men to stand side by side.
I stood in the middle of it with the arrow.
"Anyone who wants to be stung should come up here."
The gangsters flinched when I took the geographical advantage, then belatedly confirmed the identity of the weapon in my hand.
"What is that? An arrow?"
"Puhahaha. Do you want to deal with us with that arrow? Where is your bow? Eh? Did you drop it on your mothers skirt, Newbie?"
"Anyway, a blacksmith cant use a bow. They dont handle weapons very well. So it is no wonder he needs to swing an arrow. He is seriously young."
These guys were belittling me! Among them, Johnson had the most vicious nature so he rushed forward first. "I will cut this blacksmith up like a bear."
I faced Johnson, who had charged forward ignorantly like a wild boar, and used the skill I had just learned.
"Blacksmiths Rage."
[Blacksmiths Rage has been activated. Your attack power and attack speed will increase significantly for 20 seconds.]
At the top of the screen, a message with 20 seconds popped up. It was a notification window that showed the duration of the skill. I confirmed that the skill was successfully cast and quickly thrust out my arm.
It was quicker than Johnson could swing his axe. My arrow pierced his chest twice. Large weapons had the advantage of high damage and durability, but they had a fatal disadvantage of slow attack speed. On the other hand, my attack was quick due to the weightless arrow. In addition, I used Blacksmiths Rage and was able to overwhelm Johnson with speed.
[The effect of the Special Jaffa arrow is activated, meaning the enemys defense is completely ignored.]
It was only two attacks, but the full power was unleashed. One hit was a critical strike, while the other one ignored the defense due to the optional effect of the Special Jaffa Arrow. At this moment, I was sure that luck was following me. I never imagined that an arrow could deal damage like this.
Johnson had a disbelieving expression on his face as the arrow pierced the leather armor. Then he coughed up blood and rolled down the stairs. He turned into a grey light and several messages popped up before my eyes.

He ran up the staircase and the mace aimed for my face. I avoided it as much as possible and pushed the arrow forward.
My increased agility was immediately effective. This time, I was able to strike the arrow three times before the enemy could attack once.
Praga was stabbed three times in the chest and retreated.
This time, there wasnt a critical hit. In addition, the optional effect of the Special Jaffa Arrow wasnt activated. Was that why? My attack power had increased thanks to the 50 points invested in strength, but Praga didnt die.
"Hey, are you okay?"
"Kuoock... it isnt enough to kill me."
"Hmm... I guess it was just a coincidence that he took care of Johnson in two hits. The attack power seems weaker than I expected."
Little by little, the gangsters started to identify my strength. Then Veil explained to his men, "The thing we need to watch out for now is his attack speed. He is overwhelmingly faster than us because we use large weapons, so fighting one-on-one is definitely a disadvantage."
"Then what?"
"What should we do? It is simple."
Veil winked and they stood as a group in front of the staircase. Then he spoke to me, who was standing alone on the staircase. "I wont go up to grab you. You cant stay up there forever. Wont you eventually have to come down? Then I will kill you."
Heok... they were quite smart.
If they were monsters, they would move without thinking.
My plan to take advantage of the terrain was all in vain.
There are four people remaining. One of them is seriously injured, but he can still fight. Damn... no matter what method I think of, it is too dangerous to deal with them all at once. How can I clear this quest?
I could be satisfied with the fact that I acquired a new skill through this quest. I was curious about the linked quests and rewards that would be received from Blacksmith Khan, but should I take the risk?
It is wiser to forcibly quit the quest by running away, instead of dying. But...
My eyes looked somewhere else. I flinched the moment I met the eyes of the old man standing in the corner, Khan. Was it due to the expectations, hope, and gratitude in the eyes of the old man looking at me?
It was like he was looking at a hero.
Dont gaze at me with such eyes. Im not a hero.
I tried to ignore the old mans gaze. Then I stopped just before logging out.
Just accepting the quest gave me a new skill. I am 100% certain that this is a hidden quest. The rewards of the linked quests received from that old man must be beyond imagination. Isnt it stupid to give up on a rare quest that I might not encounter again?
Yes, I should try it. I headed down the stairs. I was immediately besieged by the gangsters waiting for me.
My defense is close to zero. My health is also small. If I allow these guys to attack, I will be killed in two or three hits, even if they arent fatal wounds. The important thing isnt to fight as quickly as possible. Carefully, carefully.
I concentrated as much as possible, confirmed the cooldown time of Blacksmiths Rage was over and used the skill again.
"Blacksmiths Rage."
[Blacksmiths Rage has been activated. Your attack power and attack speed will increase significantly for 20 seconds.]
Okay. Next.
"Legendary Blacksmiths Patience."

[Nothing happens.]
The skill didnt activate? I was confused and hurriedly opened the skill window. Then I read the detailed explanation of the Legendary Blacksmiths Patience skill.
[Legendary Blacksmiths Patience]
Vitality, defense, and dexterity will rise by 200% for one hour.
* This skill doesnt consume mana.
* This skill cant be used intentionally. It was naturally be triggered if you continue to persevere.
"...Ah, you."
This damn thing... A conditional activation skill?
I shouldve read the skill description... It is like not reading the fine print.
As one of the factors that I believed in disappeared, the gangsters narrowed the distance with their weapons.
"Hey, are you ready to go to hell?"
"I will make you pay for hurting and killing my companions."
I was screwed.
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