Book 2: Chapter 155
Min Ha-rin looked at Lukas, her head tilted to the side in confusion.
Lukas got up from his seat and walked to the window. From there, he was able to see the arena in all of its glory.
“For now, when using sword techniques, you should minimise your use of magic. Don’t just cast blindly. Sometimes, it’s necessary to do without something in order to realise what you need.”
Min Ha-rin didn’t understand her Master’s intentions, but she decided to just listen to him. In truth, as she was now, if Lukas were to look at something white and call it black, it wouldn’t be too surprising for Min Ha-rin to tilt her head to the side and ask ‘Really?’.
“I also think it would be better for you to not increase your level or learn any new skills for the time being.”
“You don’t know any 6 or 7 star spells yet, do you? I’ll teach you a few of them in a little while, so make sure to pay attention.”
Lukas nodded. This much advice was enough. After all, Min Ha-rin was a smart kid.
Now, it was time to discuss the next topic.
“Our final goal is to find the ‘four special statues’. But in our current state, it would be troublesome if we clashed with the other groups.”
Their group only had two people, and Lukas was currently limited to 7 stars.
On the other hand, although Min Ha-rin had become stronger to an extent, she still hadn’t reached the point that Lukas considered the ‘peak of mortality’.
Min Ha-rin’s eyes lit up.
“So we should find the rest of our teammates first.”
“Or, find an item that will help me break free from these restrictions.”
They had two options.
Min Ha-rin also knew that there were many incredible items in this world. After all, she had personally experienced explosive growth in her mana after eating special fruits on Untamed Island.
“If we were to look for our teammates, who would we look for first?”
Lukas answered without even needing to think about it.
The reason for this answer was obvious, so Min Ha-rin nodded.
“His Brilliance power would be very useful.”
“Right. If we have Arid’s Brillance, it would be much easier to find the others.”
Arid’s Communication power was something that would be extremely helpful in a situation like this where they were all separated.
If they managed to find Arid, then finding the others would be a breeze.
“However, that leads me to believe that Arid hasn’t entered this world yet.”
“…if Arid was already in this world, he would have used ‘Communication’ to send us a message by now.”
Lukas smiled slightly.
“That’s right. You’re definitely thinking more flexibly than before.”
That was because she had gone through many days where she would lose her life if she made even a single mistake. Thanks to that, her stiff and conventional thinking had loosened up quite a bit.
‘More than that…’
Min Ha-rin looked at Lukas.
Maybe he was in a good mood or something, but she felt that he was smiling much more than he did before. It was the same for his attitude.
Of course, this didn’t mean she didn’t like it or anything. On the contrary, it felt much warmer than before, so she felt it was much better this way.
She wasn’t exactly sure how to describe it.
But she couldn’t help but feel that Lukas seemed more… human.
‘…it’s really been a while, hasn’t it?’
Min Ha-rin shook her head slightly to get rid of her thoughts before speaking.
“Um… may I ask why?”
“That’s simple. She is probably the strongest person in the group now.”
In all honesty, Sedi was probably stronger than Lukas at this point.
Unlike Absolutes like Lukas, who had been restricted back to a mortal state, she had probably not been restricted, and even if she were, she has the ability and experience to achieve explosive growth.
In the five years that she was here, Min Ha-rin hadn’t encountered the other factions, but it wouldn’t be strange if that changed tomorrow.
Therefore, it was imperative that they secured their strongest fighting power, Sedi.
Min Ha-rin lowered her head in thought for a moment before opening her mouth.
“So, statues, teammates, and an item that can help Master unlock your power. There might be a chance to get all three at once.”
“What is it?”
That word made him think about the conversation they’d just had.
“Do you mean the competition to determine the Grand Champion that is held every 10 years?”
“Yeah. If you become the Grand Champion, you will be able to go to ‘Dragon God Island’ and receive the ‘Dragon God’s Blessing’ from the Goddess.”
“Dragon God’s Blessing?”
“I heard it was the Goddess’ special ability which would allow the receiver to bring out their full potential.”
Such a setting seemed to have been pre-arranged by the Rulers.
In other words, it was highly likely that it was the key to unlock the Absolutes’ powers.
“If you become the Grand Champion, your name will definitely spread throughout the Heavenly Realm. This is because that is the highest and most honorable position in the eyes of the Fighters. If that happened, then I’m sure our other teammates would be able to learn about us.”
Min Ha-rin then added in a slightly solemn tone.
“Of course, there are some risks involved.”
It was the same risk that Lukas was prepared for when he decided to use his real name.
Increasing his fame meant not only publicizing his name, but also his appearance to an unknown number of people.
In other words, the other factions would also come to him.
Nevertheless, Lukas felt that Min Ha-rin’s idea was currently the best option they had.
“In addition, it is said that there is a statue of the Dragon God on Dragon God Island. Only those who are given permission have the honor of seeing it. It is an important relic for all Dragonmen and is said to be quite special. So I think that it might be what you’re looking for.”
This was also a fairly reasonable guess. If they were lucky, they would be able to kill three birds with one stone.
“Alright. Then we’ll participate in this ‘Championship’.”
“Yeah. However, you can only participate in the Championship if you’re a Champion. I can participate since I’m the Champion of ‘Herui’, but you wouldn’t be able to.”
“Then what should I do?”
“That’s simple. You can claim the title of Champion by conquering the arena in another city. For someone as strong as Master, that wouldn’t be difficult at all.”
Lukas nodded before turning to look at Min Ha-rin.
Naturally, he knew that he wouldn’t be able to move with her. Min Ha-rin was the Champion of this city, and she would soon begin to train herself based on the advice Lukas had just given her.
“Then it seems we will have to part for a while again.”
Min Ha-rin, who had fallen silent, finally nodded in a slow, exaggerated manner.
“So it seems.”
“Will you be alright?”
She smiled brightly.
“Just meeting Master again has already given me a lot of strength.”
* * *
“You’re going to ‘Lirua’?”
When Lukas nodded, Bargan’s expression became a bit strange.
He was just getting ready to leave the city. Since he was going to have to travel all around the Heavenly Realm anyway, he decided to head to the largest major city nearby, which was ‘Lirua’.
It was Min Ha-rin who had suggested Lukas should head to Lirua.
She told him that when he could become the Champion, the various rewards and benefits he would receive were proportional to the size of the city. If he was lucky, he might even option special items and equipment.
“What is your goal for going to that place…?”
“To become the Champion.”
Bargan’s expression became solemn.
He seemed lost in thought for a while before finally speaking in a heavy voice.
“My Lord is strong. You defeated me without even trying, so you are more than qualified to become a Champion. If you were to go to a small town, you would be able to secure the position with ease… So, I would really not recommend you go to Lirua.”
“…that is a place that has lost its fight.”
A place that lost its fight?
[It is recommended that participants head to ‘Lirua’.]
[Listen to the details from ‘Headsmasher Bargan’.]
After a long while, he heard the voice once again.
Lukas turned back to look at Bargan.
[Wandering Dragonman Fighter Bargan]
The translucent window he saw before appeared above his head once again.
There was a new line added beneath it.