Chapter 235: The Sanctuary of Arcana

“Congratulations on completing the Dungeon ‘The Tomb of Princess Carrabelle’! Your team has received +30 Exp Packs, +1000 Arcane Favor, and +500 Gold.” Michael and his Companions suddenly appeared in a pure-white and massive, empty room.

Before the seven of them, was a two-meter tall, feminine crystalline golem. The Nephilim didn’t have time to transform back into his ‘normal’ size, yet he had automatically entered it. Inari was no longer thirty-meters tall and Alice lost her wings.

Talia immediately asked “Did we receive any equipment from the Boss?” They were teleported out of the Dungeon so quickly, that she was worried her precious ‘gear’ might have been lost.

Michael sighed dramatically, as he pulled a huge, dark-brown, recurve bow out of his inventory. It didn’t appear particularly amazing, but the moment the Huntress laid her eyes on it, she beamed a gleeful smile.

The beautiful High-Elf grabbed the weapon and held it against her chest, unable to resist the urge to use it. Unfortunately, she first needed to unequip her ‘Longbow of Wind’ and place it into her inventory.

Then she finally calmed down a bit and used ‘Scan’ on the seemingly mundane object. “Recurve Bow of the Ancient Archer: +360 Attack Rating, +20 Agility, +20 Dexterity, +10 Strength. Baseline maximum effective range is 2 kilometers. Able to fire up to three arrows at the same time, but the damage will be spread out between them. Counts as a two-handed weapon. Soulbound to Talia Aeris Ramirez. Epic Quality, requires level-20.”

[Companion Information

Name: Talia Aeris Ramirez
Titles: The Ruthless, Of the Endless Storm
Level: 27
Experience: 562/810
Age: Adult
Race: High-Elf
Rank: D
Class: Huntress
Specialization: Ranged Damage Dealer, Healer, Support
Profession: Musician Level 47]

[Stats

Health: 120/120
Mana: 235/235
Stamina: 60/60
Mana Regen per minute: 200
Health Regen per hour: 120

Strength: 17(+10)
Vitality: 5(+7)
Endurance: 5(+7)
Dexterity: 46(+52)
Agility: 61(+63)
Intelligence: 40(+7)
Wisdom: 15(+5)
Perception: 24(+2)
Charisma: 14(+10)

Willpower: 32
Luck: 29
Aura: 110

Attack Rating: 135(+720/+47)
Defense Rating: 6(+82)]

[Passives

Arousal Resistance Level 10(Max): Able to resist Charisma up to 1000% of the Willpower stat.

Naturae’s Blessing Level 3: Organs, bones, tissues and even entire limbs can be completely restored, through Health Regeneration. Immunity from all diseases, curses, poisons, and toxins within 15 levels of your current level.

Intermediate Wind Affinity Level 8: Increases mana and health regeneration dramatically, when exposed to windy environments by 100%. Increases damage against enemies of the Earth Affinity by 100%. Increases healing done to allies of the Wind Affinity by 80%.

Aeris’ Blessing of Speed Level 10: Increases Agility by 20 points.

Intermediate Nature Affinity Level 3: Increased health and mana regeneration within jungles, forests, and sunny, warm, or moist environments by 100%. Increases damage against enemies of the Chaotic Affinity by 100%. Increases healing done to allies of the Nature Affinity by 30%.

Natural Serenity Level 7: Increases Intelligence and Wisdom by 7 points.

Advanced Archery Mastery Level 3: Increases damage with all types of bows and crossbows by 100%. Decreases the Strength required to draw bows and crossbows by 50%. Bypasses 15% of enemy Defense Rating.

Dagger Mastery Level 9: Increases damage with short-swords, daggers, knives, and other similar weapons by 90%.

Blessing of the Huntress Level 10(Max): Increases damage done to magical-beasts by 100%. Reduces aggro generation dramatically. Raises Perception by 10 points.

Voice of the Sidhe Level 6: When singing, Charisma increases by 50%. Improves training speed of the Wind Affinity by 30%.

Master of Strings Level 10(Max): When playing string instruments, Charisma increases by 100%. Improves the training speed of Archery Mastery by 50%.]

Sarah complained “Why the fuck does this cunt keep getting all the drops?” She hadn’t received a new piece of equipment in quite some time, but her full set of level-ten Epics was comparable to someone who had all level-thirty Rares.

Michael snickered, “Hunter gear always drops… Anyway, I haven’t gotten an upgrade in a long-ass time either, so stop bitching. Hmmm~, I believe that these were probably meant for a certain sexy dragon-girl…”

He suddenly pulled out a pair of huge, heavy, golden ankle bracelets that had runic symbols engraved all over them. When she caught the two fifty-pound hunks of metal, Alice asked “How the hell am I even supposed to wear these things?”

“Princess Carrabelle’s Shackles: +36 Defense Rating, +5 Intelligence, +5 Wisdom, +2 Strength, +2 Vitality, +2 Endurance. Increases the damage of kicks by 50%. Reduces the mana-cost of Earth-related spells by 10%. Soulbound to Alice Flameborn. Epic Quality, requires level-20.”

[Companion Information

Name: Alice Flameborn
Titles: The Neet, The Nudist, The Junkie, The Insane
Level: 26
Experience: 291/750
Age: Adult
Race: Draconic Lava-Fairy
Rank: D
Class: Elementalist
Specialization: Ranged and Melee Damage Dealer, Tank
Profession: Intermediate Alchemist Level 7]

[Stats

Health: 420/420
Mana: 325/325
Stamina: 210/210
Mana Regen per minute: 390
Health Regen per hour: 420

Strength: 30(+12)
Vitality: 30(+12)
Endurance: 30(+12)
Dexterity: 10
Agility: 30(+10)
Intelligence: 30(+35)
Wisdom: 14(+25)
Perception: 6
Charisma: 5

Willpower: 13
Luck: 15
Aura: 100

Attack Power: 210(+210)
Defense Rating: 11(+94)]

[Passives

Dragon Blood Level 6: Organs, bones, tissues and even entire limbs can be completely restored, through Health Regeneration. Immunity from all diseases, curses, poisons, and toxins within 30 levels of your current level. Negates 30% of environmental damage. Reduces magical damage taken by 30%.

Underwater Breathing Level 8: Able to breathe through gills in oxygen-rich water.

Intermediate Fire Affinity Level 4: Increases mana and health regeneration dramatically, when in hot and dry environments by 100%. Increases damage against enemies of the Wind Affinity by 100%. Decreases damage taken from enemies of the Water Affinity by 40%.

Intermediate Water Affinity Level 2: Increases mana and health regeneration dramatically, when in moist environments or underwater by 100%. Increases damage against enemies of the Fire Affinity by 100%. Decreases damage taken from enemies who are of the Earth Affinity by 20%.

Wind Affinity Level 9: Increases mana and health regeneration dramatically, when exposed to windy environments by 90%. Increases damage against enemies of the Earth Affinity by 90%.

Intermediate Earth Affinity Level 2: Increases mana and health regeneration dramatically, when underground, within metallic or stone structures, and while surrounded by rocky terrain by 100%. Increases damage against enemies of the Water Affinity by 100%. Decreases damage taken from enemies who are of the Wind Affinity by 20%.

Intermediate Potion Mastery Level 1: Increases the likelihood of creating perfect potions, elixirs, remedies and other alchemical products by 110%. Raises the effectiveness of potions, elixirs, remedies and other alchemical products when used by the creator by 110%.

Elemental Attunement Level 7: Able to train 70% faster in Fire, Wind, Earth and Water Affinities.

Intermediate Unarmed Combat Level 2: Increases Attack Rating by 100% when no weapons are equipped and bypasses 10% of the enemy’s Defense Rating.]

 

Once they were ‘equipped’, they appeared as large and heavy ankle-bracelets. However, when Alice ‘activated’ them, they melted into her scales and covered her entire draconic feet. Even her shins up to the knee were coated in thick, protective golden armor; though it was flexible, adhering to her muscles and the movement of her lower-legs and even the toes were still visible.

She jumped up and down a few times, before sending an axe-kick towards the top of Michael’s head. Even when he defended with that huge siegeblade, the scales cracked open and acidic blood sprayed all over the dragoness’ leg.

The Nephilim groaned and yelled “Oi, ow~, seriously, cut that shit out! Ugh, I’m not really in the mood to have a sparring session right now!”

Alice snickered, as he unequipped his bleeding sword and both gauntlets; then she walked forwards, lifted him up into an extremely tight ‘bear-hug’ and ‘Whispered’ “Don’t worry Mike, no matter what happens… The seven of us will never be ‘separated’. So cheer up and stop overthinking things… Just enjoy yourself, hehehe~.”

Michael smiled wryly as he was released from the dragon-girl’s embrace. After a few seconds, he turned to the Arcane Vendor and muttered “We have over two-thousand Arcane Favor and a about five-K Neutral Favor… Maybe I should buy a fancy sword or some such shit?”

Elina complained “You already have a Legendary weapon, so don’t waste your points on something you don’t need!”

Jasmine recommended “Nyah~, you should buy a super-duper laser rifle! Hmm~, or maybe a plasma-cannon?! Meow~! Or-or-or~, a giant magical gatling railgun!”

Finally, the dragoness sighed and told the vendor “Can you give us a rank-C, Lesser Astral Dragon’s mana-core? Make it level-forty and from a Boss.” as she removed a crystalline coin from Michael’s inventory and handed it to the golem.

After receiving the ‘Legendary Quality’ level-twenty Token of Arcana, the ‘woman’ smiled wryly and responded “Certainly… would you like anything else?” A transparent bead appeared in the palm of Alice’s right hand and she immediately sent it into her bag.

Everyone was staring at her and eventually Sarah asked “How the fuck did you do that?”

The dragon-girl snickered, answering “Normally only Players can purchase items from these vendors, but Tokens are different. Anyway, I’m sorry Michael, but this is something that ‘we’ need. You still have about two-thousand points that you can spend, but don’t use any Neutral Favor… ‘we’ are going to need a few more mana-cores.”

He sighed, “You know that goddamn mana-core just cost us like twenty-thousand favor, right? Ugh, well whatever, before we leave this place, you owe all of us tongue-massages, hehehe~. So~, what should I get? Um, just give me some kind of Epic Quality, level-thirty throwing weapon…”

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29 thoughts on “Chapter 235: The Sanctuary of Arcana

  1. I’m confused. I thought she was supposed to convince him to buy a c rank arcane mana core (or something along those lines). Why did she buy one for herself?

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  2. Welp, i guess that’s not even a problem for Alice huh? Hmm, just a tongue massage. Meh. That’s like sooo cheap mike compare to 20k points. Ahaha, whatever, since the Battlegrounds are starting back and all..20k is nothing when you’re the only player.

    Thanks for the chapter Mike~~

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  3. Wait im so confused i thought the mana core was for Michel since he is about to reach level 30 and its been forever since he got anything, Alice has evolved like twice in the last 10 chapters….

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