EER Chapter 40

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 ­ I Also Do 2nd Job Advancement 3

“So this is why there are people who can’t go above level 50 in all their lives.”

[A bit like that.]

This was the conversation Yu IlHan and Erta had after he saw the text ‘kill a 3rd class monster in a single attack with a surprise attack.

No, really, does it even make sense to make someone who’s less than level 50, instakill a 3rd class monster?

There’s a limit to unreasonableness, this was no different from giving a high school freshman, a university entrance exam-level question.

But thinking like that, it seemed doable.

[You’re pondering how to succeed that criterion?]

“No, I do have a method that I’ve thought up of.”

The criteria for the quest was in the first place, a surprise attack. Yu IlHan’s attack power would increase by 40% due to his concealment passive effect because of his armor and his class, and coincidentally, he had the pile bunker with an enormous attack power right now.

The numbers weren’t funny. Didn’t he experience its destructive power several times already? It didn’t look impossible if he did well.

“But right now, it’s impossible. It’s also impossible for me right now to raise my strength so there’s only one thing I can do.”

[And that is?]

“What do you think?”

Erta thought about it for a little. Of course, the conclusion came out not long after.

[It’s mana crafting, isn’t it?]

Correct. Yu IlHan was planning to use mana crafting on the pile bunker and the full plate armor. It might be insufficient with just that, so he was planning to go through a special modification on the pile bunker.

For that modification process, there was a need to sacrifice the 3rd class magic stone in his possession.

“Now that it came to this, I should give up on evolving the resting skill.”

[You just managed to fulfill all the requirements, and it comes to this.]

Somehow, Erta looked more disappointed than Yu IlHan himself, so he quietly smiled.

“I can’t help it. Even if you say it’s the evolved version of the resting skill, it’s not a battle-oriented skill, right? So, it’s better for me to finish advancing to my 2nd class first and somehow acquire another 3rd class monster’s magic stone, before evolving it.”

[You’re right. That’s the reasonable logic. I was just a little disappointed.]

Mana crafting was originally doable without a magic stone. The reason why Yu IlHan needed to use magic stones in mana crafting was only because he had no ability to wield mana.

However, separate from that, it was also true that the effect of mana crafting would increase if one used a magic stone.

Just the difference between using a 1st class monster’s magic stone and a 2nd class monster’s magic stone alone was huge already, how amazing would the effect be if he were to use a 3rd class monster’s magic stone?

To increase his probability of succeeding the quest, Yu IlHan could delay evolving something like a resting skill without hesitation.

“Well, then.”

[You’re going into work straight away, eh.]

“I’m hungry so I should eat first.”

[I knew it…… I really did know you would say that!]

Yu IlHan gathered firewood quite proficiently, scattered troll fat, and ignited them. He suitably chopped the troll meat to bite sized pieces, skewering them on a metal skewer, before he left them on the fire. Then, a fragrant smell could be smelled soon.

“I’m quite proficient in my cooking skill now, right?”

[Although it’s what you got from cheating.]

Skills were truly wondrous. The cooking skill increased a lot when using monsters as ingredients, and as it grew, it automatically leads Yu IlHan on the more correct and delicious cooking path.

Of course, if he kept grilling trolls, then it would stop, but Yu IlHan had an ambitious dream to make all monsters into a dish. His final objective was a dragon steak.(E/N: Michelin star monster restaurant)

“Should I get to work right away after eating this?…… It should be easier if a 3rd class monster appears in this dungeon.”

[Although I’m not sure, I think that there is one.]

“What a coincidence, so do I.”

A huge vortex entrance, the enormous area.
Yu IlHan was sure that there was no way a 3rd class monster wouldn’t be here in such a blatant place.

“The author I respect, Anton Chekhov, of Russia, said this. If a machine gun appeared in the first chapter, then Rambo must appear in the 3rd chapter with his action.”

[I will not tackle that line.]

While Yu IlHan spoke nonsense while eating troll meat, and Erta looked at him with fed up eyes.

Erta seemed to lift her head up before saying while giggling.

[It seems Rambo has appeared.]

“Rambo? A 3rd class monster has appeared already?”

[Think about it. Was it only a machine gun you took out in this journey?]

Yu IlHan thought for a while and ended up realizing.
That was true. The moment he left Korea, didn’t he take out pistols, submachine guns, and cannons? Amongst them, there were some who looked like they should appear in this chapter.(E/N: fourth wall)

Na YuNa and her boyfriend who chattered about the Grand Canyon.
The moment he thought up of that, Yu IlHan’s face crumpled violently.

“Shit.”

[They’re coming this way.]

Immediately after Erta said that, a truly huge scorpion showed itself over the horizon. Yu IlHan remembered seeing that thing, which moved incredibly quickly for a scorpion, not long ago.

“Like I said, why is a sand scorpion appearing on a highland!”

[Just save those people already!]

In the left pincer of a huge sand scorpion, with a body over 4m, was the white priestess-clothed woman, Na YuNa. Yu IlHan, who was clueless to magic didn’t know, but she was holding on since she cast a defensive skill over her body, as otherwise, she would be snapped in half.

[That’s why I said to be careful!]

“Kyaaaak! Help me! I will eat my vegetables starting tomorrow so please save meeeeee!”

“Shit!

A woman captured by a huge running scorpion’s pincers; a guardian angel who was screaming right next to her; and lastly, an armored man who was following them. It was definitely her boyfriend.

How did they even end up in that kind of situation even with a guardian angel?!? He really wanted to ignore them, but as he saw it, the situation the woman was in looked very dangerous. In truth, there was plenty of room to her defensive magic, but as Yu IlHan was clueless with magic, he wouldn’t know that.

Yu IlHan sighed before standing up and gripped the metal skewer with troll’s meat juices and blood dripping off it.

“Why are they struggling with such a weak monster?”

[If one gets ambushed then they will become like that. Although, you would never know that since you never experienced it, nor will you ever experience it in the future.]

“I can sense hostility from your words……Hup!”

After retorting to Erta’s words while grumbling, Yu IlHan postured himself in place and threw the metal skewer like that. Erta was frightened by that scene.

[You’re going to throw away the only chance of a surprise attack with that metal skewer!?]

“Don’t worry, that’s Metal Heart right there.”

[……Are you saying that you made a mere skewer with that precious metal?]

“Yeah. It was my dream to defeat enemies with metal skewers.”(E/N: that’s his next job, skewer thrower)

The metal skewer that Yu IlHan threw was affected by his max level shooting skill to pierce through the air sharply like a bullet before piercing into the scorpion’s pincers.

As it wasn’t made from Metal Heart for nothing, the metal skewer pierced such a hard carapace like tofu. It was truly an absurd scene.

{Kyaaeuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!}(E/N: now imagine a chibi scorpion with the moe eyes and blush)

How much would it hurt since its pincers were pierced? The huge sand scorpion momentarily couldn’t endure the pain and rampaged. In that process, the woman in its pincers was freed naturally into the air.

At this point, Yu IlHan realized something new, and it was that even though he had attacked first, the scorpion hadn’t noticed him. It seemed that because his attack was too fast and came from an undetectable location, the passive concealment did not wear off.

While thinking that he should research more into that later, Yu IlHan kicked off into the air. The scorpion was still rampaging around, and the woman was falling defenselessly in the air, so she might have been even more injured.

“Kyaaaak! Huh?”

Yu IlHan arrived next to the woman first and grabbed one of her arms before throwing her before she even noticed that her arm was grabbed. Of course, the passing opponent was the man who was running madly.

“Huiiiiiiiiiiiik!”
“Huh!?”

As the woman flew at him so suddenly, the man couldn’t catch her properly. While the two were rolling on the ground after the crash, Yu IlHan kicked higher into the air and took out the death god’s black spear before flinging the scorpion’s head away.

[Critical Hit!]
[You have earned 668,938 experience.]
[You have earned the record of Lv 78 Giant Sand Scorpion.]
[Critical Hit skill has become Lv 9.]

Only after checking its level did Yu IlHan mutter in surprise.

“Huh? Its level is quite high?”

[Your senses are good. Didn’t I say that it was a weak opponent?]

“Yeah.”

It was really like that. Perhaps due to the thousand years of training, to a certain extent, he could sense how strong his enemy was.

Unless it was an utterly weak enemy or a too strong enemy, he could feel that ‘this seems doable’ or ‘this is easy’ and such.

With his standards, the giant sand scorpion was an opponent that he felt was easy to confront. It was actually easy to kill it as well. However, its level was quite high, so it was no wonder he was confused.

However, that question was solved by Erta soon

[It really was a weak opponent for you, Yu IlHan. It uses poison as its main weapon, but you have the extreme poison resistance.]

“Oh, that’s why.”

It was the same as when he fought the shadow leopard in the past. It specialized in concealment, and as such, the rest of its ability was weak.

The reason why Yu IlHan was able to kill it was also because of that.

This scorpion was no different. Its abilities focused in poison so it was weak in other parts, but as its poison did not work on Yu IlHan, he could hunt it easily.

After knowing the answer, Yu IlHan started dismantling it with a light heart. Of course, he didn’t forget to recover the Metal Heart skewer.

“An ordinary sand scorpion tasted nice, so would the Giant one be even tastier?”

[You’re planning to grill it here again, aren’t you!]

While Yu IlHan was starting to dismantle the giant sand scorpion, Na YuNa, and her companion, Kang HaJin, could stand up, barely straightening themselves out.

As Yu IlHan exposed his own presence strongly while severing the scorpion’s life, and was now even dismantling the huge scorpion, they could not miss Yu IlHan’s figure.

“Ah, it’s that persooooooooooooon.” (T/N: if you see the end of the line lengthened, it’s Na YuNa’s talking)

[Yes, it’s that child.]

When Na YuNa spoke, the guardian angel, Feyta, confirmed. After hearing them, Kang HaJin asked in confusion.

“What is?”

“You don’t now, oppa? It’s the person who took out all the monsters in LA.”

“Ah, that armor! But he’s wearing a mask instead of the helmet.”

“That’s cool toooooo! As expected of the Dark Knight of LA!”

“Pfffft!”

Yu IlHan coughed as he wasn’t able to endure the merciless damage, while he was dismantling the scorpion with exaggerated but delicate hand movements. He really didn’t want to get involved with those people, but he couldn’t resist the temptation to ask.

“What? of LA?”

“As Feyta said, you really do speak Korean!”

Na YuNa replied with a bright smile. Now that he thought about it, they were conversing in Korean! It seemed that the guardian angel Feyta told them that he was Korean anyway.

Seeing that Erta was gritting her teeth, it seemed that Feyta would receive her punishment later.(E/N: Not the NSFW kind guys)

“The Dark Knight of LA! It’s all the rage on F*c*b**k.”

“What, was that……?”

Yu IlHan muttered in shock. No way, his actions in LA has spread around on F*c*b**k? When he seemed unbelieving, Na YuNa took out her smartphone to show him. His armored figure swinging around a greatsword was really clearly depicted.

“There are talks about you being a black knight from the American government.”

“Some also say that you’re an FBI agent.”

At this rate, there might be talks about him being a giant fusion robot under the Pentagon.(E/N: IlHan is secretly a Gundam) While Yu IlHan was stupefied, Erta growled while gritting her teeth.

[I knew SNS was a waste of life! It’s always those evil people who ruined everything! Always!]

“What trauma do you have with the internet to be so hostile towards it……”

Yu IlHan dejectedly retorted to Erta’s words and confronted the handsome man and pretty girl who were looking at him.

There was one important thing.
Chekhov’s gun really did shoot.


Author’s notes
Chekhov’s gun refer to ‘foreshadowing’, and the original line is ‘If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off.
Sir Ferguson’s continuous victories (T/N: No idea what this is referring to)
The Chuunin examiner in Naruto was cool… (T/N: Again, no idea what this is referring to)


Translator’s notes
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Editor’s notes
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40 Comments

  1. Thanks for the chapter. When you made me imagine a chibi scorpion it was so funny, thanks for that.

      1. Naturally.
        Although I personally prefer to immaturely call it FuckFace.

  2. Thanks for the chapter.

    I think the chunnin examiner is referring to that one guy with the toothpick in his mouth, acting all cool and chill. I forget his name, and don’t feel like googling it lol

    1. I think it was Genma. He keeps a senbon needle in his mouth and uses it as a throwing weapon.

    2. I think you are referring to Raidou who always has a sen on in his mouth(he uses them to fight too)

        1. Sebei… actually

          They are hard little rice crackers

  3. What’s the chances of Ilhan disappearing after he dismantled the scorpion? I don’t believe he would do party play.

    1. But you know the usual, he will end up doing it anyway because the author wanted that plot element. So he forces him to make a choice that he wouldn’t make even if he was half as smart.

  4. I laughed a lot again. This is why I love it!!! Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!!

  5. I think it would be a great way of getting his class job change quest done if he did go with the two. Well, with the priest at least. I mean, she probably has offensive buffs, so stacking that with the MCs bonuses PLUS the planned mana crafting for the pile bunker should get him there.

    1. Except he can’t do surprise attack with them around

  6. Thanks for the chapter Chamber and Illidan!

  7. Perhaps he could cheat by finding a 3rd class monster that already fighting with someone and steal kill with a surprise attack. Though it would be hard to find someone who could damage 3rd class monster enough.

  8. Thanks for chapter

  9. “F*c*b**k”
    …The first one I thought of was definitely not the right one…

  10. Hmmm dont know why, but I hate that priestess lady and her guardian angel…. they just sound so… annoying…

    1. I agree wholeheartedly. I look forward to when they don’t matter anymore, like uh. that one character from the korean army/government. Showed up one chapter, gone one or two later.

      Though the fact that there’s an angel makes me a little scared. Really hope they don’t become major characters because of that.

  11. Thanks for the chapter bruv
    😁 can’t get enough I wish I could just go on a binge

  12. At a guess sir ferguson would be sir Alex ferguson, former manager of Manchester United.

  13. Metal Heart skewer. This guy is almost as abusive towards his precious metals as Satou. Soon, he’ll be using Holy Swords as battery for his refrigerator.

  14. thanks to the sponsor and …

    thanks for the hard-work!!

  15. Is it bad that when I saw F*c*b**k, I didn’t read it as Facebook but as F*ckbook? Oh dear…

  16. OK when he appears and people ask for his name he should say: I’m batman.

    1. So true I laughed so hard at that line in the chapter

  17. good god I love this novel, and i only found it yesterday.

  18. Are you dropping this cause someone else did the next chap (I like you translations)

  19. There actually is a giant robot under the Pentagon, its name is liberty Prime

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