4) World of the Fairies
Weed thought of other tricks after accepting the quest.
‘If I wait 30 days then it will fail. My fame or intimacy might fall but that won’t be an issue.’
But that didn’t take into account the delivery nature of the quest.
His relations.h.i.+p with Teneidon might deteriorate but the dragon Ratuas’ fury might be even greater if he didn’t deliver it.
In the case of this quest, there might be a bigger penalty if he failed.
He felt dizzy at the quest a.s.sociated with the dragon.
‘The dragon might release monsters in the mirror to catch me…or I might have to look for them myself. Given the difficulty of the quest, the contents might involve moving the dragon.’
An existence above the Hermes Guild!
Others would marvel at the beautiful sight of a dragon but his life was at stake.
‘Eh, I don’t know. I’ll worry about it when I have to solve it.’
He would somehow resolve it later.
‘But a request for delivery. Something seems familiar.’
Weed’s mind was filled with memories of his part time delivery job.
‘It popped into my head. That was a real living h.e.l.l.’
It was an operation that gave immediate cash at Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving). Then he once again realized the cruelty of the world.
‘I would rather die than do that job again!’
Mild and newspaper deliveries at dawn didn’t seem difficult after that.
Working at a courier company often required delivering apples or pears. The courier company meant he could also experience the technology of South Korea.
Microwaves, ovens, loudspeakers, electric cookers, dishwashers, ginseng juice machines, food dryers, computers, printers, scanners, heated mats, bidet and large items like televisions, refrigerators and furniture products were among those delivered.
People also had ski equipment, golf clubs, tents, fis.h.i.+ng gear, mountain bikes, strollers, etc. sent over by courier.
South Korea could s.h.i.+p a considerable number of products through courier. Even things like boxes filled with books and mineral water! Rice, apples, pears, oranges, dried persimmon, cabbage and other agricultural products were h.e.l.l!
Weed grabbed his head. The worst memories started to rise as he thought about the quest.
For the sake of receiving money as a temporary worker, he continued to work as a courier through Chuseok up to the Lunar New Year.
Since then, he received a mental shock whenever he thought of being a courier. Just the sight of a square box caused his arms and waist to hurt.
He needed to forget about it for his mental health. However, he established a strong mentality in case he ever experienced it again in the future.
He would rather spend stay up all night fighting the Hermes Guild then be a courier again.
‘Yes, my life is already gone. Hermes Guild, I will use dirty methods to step on you.’
No matter the risk, he would play in the Central Continent!
‘Hermes Guild, I will show you h.e.l.l.’
Weed made up his mind and was determined to counterattack in the Central Continent. The blitz plan would be called G.o.d of War.
It wasn’t a spontaneous thing as he had been planning this for a while.
Teneidon flapped her wings and said.
-As the most reliable human adventurer, I thank you for accepting. It isn’t difficult so I hope you are successful.
“I understand. And I would like to see the fairy fountain now.”
-The fairy will lead you.
Weed followed the fairy and walked towards a long pa.s.sage inside the cave.
Seo-yoon and the sculptural creatures came along but were blocked by the fairy.
-Stop! Only those admired by the fairies can go.
“Gol gol, I’ll wait here.”
Yellowy and Goldman welcomed it and stopped immediately. They felt anxious whenever going somewhere with Weed. In particular, they had been severely abused during the most recent hunt so they wanted to take a rest.
Seo-yoon’s eyes filled with worry.
“Nothing is going to happen. Don’t worry and wait in a safe place for me.”
Weed took Seo-yoon’s hand. Their faces were close enough to see the hot flushes on their cheeks.
“You will come back?”
“Of course. We will join up together again.”
“Believe in me. I’ll come back within 1 hour.”
Yellowy blinked his big eyes.
“Humans are weird, omoooo.”
Goldman nodded like he agreed.
“It is just waiting, gol gol gol.”
Weed soothed Seo-yoon and followed the fairy guide.
The pa.s.sage continued deep underground. The fairy wings scattered a mysterious gold dust that fell to the ground. The ceiling and walls of the cave started lighting up.
-Don’t be alarmed. Don’t stop and come along.
The fairy politely said.
Her voice rang out in the cave.
“Do we have to go a long way down?”
-No. It doesn’t matter where to go to move to the Fairy World.
-Isn’t this your first time?
The fairy was full of mischief.
Weed then stepped on the golden powder. A cold breeze grazed his face.
There was a bright light and he arrived at a place with greenery and fountains.
A bright and mysterious sight. There were countless rainbows in the sky and b.u.t.terflies flying with the fairies.
‘This is…similar to a rural garden.’
|-You have arrived in the Fairy World.
A new journey has been added to the history of your adventures.
As a human visiting the Fairy World, luck has increased by 31.
The fairies are like naive young children but are especially vigilant towards any wickedness.
Those who entered with wicked intentions will be seriously attacked.
“The fairies’ lifestyle is like this.”
Weed said with looking around.
A peaceful world. There was a developed city with various small species including the fairies living in flowers and trees.
The fairies were also present on the Versailles Continent. Users could start in villages that had the blood of fairies pa.s.sed down through the generations.
In fact, Petrov and Weed were the only two users to visit the Fairy World.
It was difficult to make friends with the fairies so not many users could visit the Fairy World in the future.
The fairies resting on the fountain flew towards Weed.
-Guest, a guest.
-Should we tease him?
-Kyah, let’s play a prank. Blindfold him and leave it overnight.
The fairies behaved flippantly. But they soon gave something to Weed.
-Our queen has thanked you.
-Take this. Something good will happen.
-A friend of the fairies is someone who likes nature. The spirits will also like you.
|-The fairies have given you a gift.|
|-The Mysterious Clover.
If you are lucky enough to own 3 then consuming it will prevent an unlucky thing from happening in combat.
|-The fairies are pleased.
29 energy of the moment has been gained.
Weed bluntly said before going to the Fairy Fountain.
There would be no end to their chatter if he stayed to listen to them.
|-You have discovered the Fairy Fountain.
A new finding has been added to your journey of great adventures.
Insight has increased by 3.
You can boast of this adventure at the taverns.
There will be a high intimacy with those who believe you.
If you report that you found this water then high fame and money can be obtained as compensation.
The Fairy Fountain had several fairies swimming, sitting in the water or sleeping on it. In addition, there were rare fairy species with horns on their heads or fairies that looked like little children.
“It is like seeing flies dying.”
Although the sun was s.h.i.+ning beautifully on the water of the fountain, Weed didn’t show any appreciation!
Weed was careful not to touch the fairies as he put his hand in the water.
“Uhh, the temperature is warm.”
The fairies paddling nearby made a fuss.
-The water will become sticky.
The fairies making a fuss the became shocked.
Weed scooped up the water with the palm of his hand and drank it. It was like drinking a refres.h.i.+ng drink that had been stored in the fridge all day!
|-You have drank the water of the Fairy Fountain.
A fountain gus.h.i.+ng from the centre of the world.
Fairies play in the water that contained the vitality of nature.
The vitality of the tired body will increase.
The body’s fatigue will be 100% restored.
The physical and mental state will be completely restored like after a period of deep sleep.
Maximum health has increased by 13,980.
Maximum mana has increased by 6,500.
All stats have permanently increased by 12.
Knowledge and wisdom has increased by 10.
Charm has increased by 59.
The improvement speed of physical skills will increase by 3%.
Affinity to Nature has increased by 61.
It was perfect for a body’s recovery!
Weed’s health could finally surpa.s.s 70,000. A warrior could surpa.s.s that after level 200 but it was a miracle for an arts profession.
The fairies watched as Weed took another sip of the water in the fountain.
|-Thirst is completely gone.
Health has increased by 5,400 for a week.
The water still had some influence on his health. The maximum effect was displayed on the first sip.
Gulp. Gulp. Gulp. Gulp.
-Messy. He is drinking with his mouth.
-Ack! A human is drinking the water!
-A big deal. He is was.h.i.+ng his hair!
In the north, east and central parts of the continent, people were talking from the residents of Serabourg Castle in Rosenheim Kingdom to the orcs.
“Do you know about the fairies? They have met with a special adventurer. This time, the Fairy Queen called Weed to settle several difficult things.”
“Have you heard? Weed is an adventurer who is needed to calm the continent. He is very busy so I don’t know when he can settle the fairies’ problem.”
“I should give my dilemma to outstanding people like Weed to solve. Shh, I didn’t tell anyone but I can entrust it to an excellent adventurer like you. It won’t be hard for you.”
“Tsk tsk, this is why I carry a sword all the time. I’m going to bring up my child like the adventurer Weed. Of course, my child might find it difficult to pull off. In order to do so, I must stop gambling and drinking alcohol.”
“Chwiik, the human Weed. Scary, chwik chwiik!”
All the users on the Versailles Continent heard of Weed’s heroism.
“Didn’t he become the ruler of the desert during the sculpting quest?”
“So I’m told. And he also won the war against the Haven Empire.”
“His legendary rumours are true.”
The users felt envy and jealousy. He had the position of king of the Arpen Kingdom while also gaining power and glory as an adventurer!
-Excuse me…human, I am asking you. It is a little difficult. I know a place where humans used to keep treasure. If there is still treasure then you can take it all.
“I don’t want to.”
-I know a lot of stories that will stimulate your curiosity. Do you want to hear a story about a hero and a demon?
-Play with me while I tell you a story. How about it?
“I originally like playing alone.”
The fairies kept approaching Weed. Even the fairies he didn’t have intimacy with came up to him for some mischief.
There were quests in the Fairy World but he had no knowledge about the area and decided to leave.
If he had good luck then the quest reward when fighting monsters might be high. However, there was a chance that the difficulty could grow ridiculously.
His fame was very high so he needed to be careful when performing requests.
Weed asked a question to the fairy sitting on his right shoulder.
“How wide is the Fairy World?”
-Are you going to play with us after all? It is vastly larger than humans!
“Um, do you know the Arpen Kingdom?”
-I know! There are many beggars.
“Is it wider than that?”
-By 10 million times? No. It is wider by 100 billion times!
Weed found this a little questionable. Anyone would take it with a grain of salt.
In addition, the elves were mischievous.
“How many mountains?”
-Around 100? No, 200?
-Fool! Beyond 500!
-There should be 50.
-That’s right, that’s right.
-No. There is 5.
The exaggeration that the Fairy World was larger than the continent was obviously a problem.
But the Fairy World was structured like a continent.
‘I should have known not to ask the fairies.’
Weed was standing in a forest and he could see unusually high mountain ranges far away.
“There will be more opportunities to come here and learn about the quests. Well, there might be some good hunting grounds.”
This world was filled with peaceful fairies so there might not be much hunting. But there were possibilities of creatures hiding somewhere.
Loot hiding from the eyes of others!
“Hmm, then let’s return to my original world.”
Weed turned around to leave.
-Don’t go. Don’t go.
-Join us. Don’t you want to have fun?
The fairies tried to stop him but he ignored them.
“I can’t just leave after coming here. I should take a little bit of water to commemorate the event.”
Weed pulled out water canteens from his backpack and took plenty of water from the fountain. The mysterious water full of vitality entered wooden canteens.
“Let’s see. Inspect!”
|-Fairy Fountain Water
Water containing natural forces.
The water will give wisdom and vitality to the humans, elves, fairies, dwarves etc. as well as the flora and fauna lacking it.
“This is a commemoration. I should get a little more.”
Weed filled 5 canteens to the top.
-Now look at him.
-It would be good if the human leaves quickly.
-How did this happen. The previous fountain water has reduced!
The shocked fairies put up a fuss.
In fact, the water was springing from the middle of the fountain so the level wasn’t reduced at all.
But after a while, the fairies stopped making noise. They were so shocked that their eyes popped out.
-Oh my G.o.d.
-That human…just now……
-He is digging up the dirt and baking it. What is that?
-I’ve seen it. Those things that humans call jars.
In order to commemorate the event, Weed created jars on the spot.
Seo-yoon and the sculptural lifeforms were waiting when Weed returned.
“It wasn’t a big deal.”
“Ummoooooo. Never going to die. That human is tougher than my leather.”
Bahamorg spoke a short phrase.
“That human isn’t weak.”
A considerable amount of time had pa.s.sed before Weed returned.
He was carrying two big jars in his arms.
“You are unharmed?”
“Yes. I brought some things.”
Weed gathering the fountain water didn’t leave a good impression with the fairies and intimacy had dropped.
-I wish that more humans won’t come to the Fairy World. A large number of humans will be very difficult.
The fairies criticized him for taking the fountain water.
The human was embarra.s.sed. If he had taken a little more than the att.i.tude of the fairies would have turned hostile.
But a message window had popped up when he returned to his original world.
|-The source of vitality of the fountain water comes from the Fairy World.
The effect of the fountain water will decrease.
Weed gave a deep sigh.
“Ha, this can’t be.”
Due to the special effects, he had been planning to sell it for a high value! But it was a drug that would only see proper effects if it was taken in the Fairy World.
Weed examined a canteen.
|-Fairy Fountain Water
A fountain gus.h.i.+ng from the centre of the world.
The vitality of nature gathered will quickly scatter.
The current concentration is 54%.
“This will be expired food soon.”
There would be some differences on the abilities and vitality increase depending on the concentration.
Weed handed a canteen to Seo-yoon.
“Go ahead and drink. It is precious water taken from the Fairy World.”
Seo-yoon drew back her hair and drank the water.
“How effective is it?”
“It increased maximum health by 2,300. And all my stats by 1.”
“Well, the effects are considerably less than when it is in the Fairy World but at least it doesn’t harm the body.”
The clinical trial was completed!
Weed also shared the fountain water with the sculptural lifeforms. Of course Seo-yoon was important but the sculptural lifeforms were more valuable. If the sculptural lifeforms died then it would be the end.
“I will give one jar to them and sell the rest.”
Weed gave the water to 47 sculptural lifeforms.
Then he sent a whisper to Mapan to sell the fountain water.
-A good product that increases maximum health, mana and also stats.
-Eh! How much?
-Right now I have enough for 30 people?
-Is it effective?
-It is similar to drinking water blessed by a paladin. The effects will decline over time so quick disposal is required.
-I will immediately let people know. By the way, the story of Weed-nim’s successful adventure has spread through every village. Congratulations.
A secret and rapid dialogue.
Due to the nature of the trade, it would take a long time to find customers at the market as well as sell it for an expensive price.
However, Mapan used his contacts to sell it directly to high level users who could pay the price.
And over 2 million gold was earned in just an hour. The benefits of the fairy fountain water was great but it couldn’t be helped since the effects had dropped.
“But this trade margin is good for some water.”
Weed was satisfied as he counted the money received.
He had a deadline of one month to meet the dragon so he didn’t need to go straight away. Weed decided the next place where he would go.
“I will go to the Central Continent.”
The territory of the Haven Empire. He was going to create a mess there.
The tiredness fled from his brain as it filled with thoughts of the bad things he could do.