I spent five minutes wandering in the woods.
I bit my lips with a helpless expression.
I can’t believe I’m having this ridiculous dream again after yesterday.
I simply thought that it was just a dream, but the 10,000 won given as a reward and the process of going to the dream was so bizarre that I couldn’t take it lightly anymore.
I may have hoped for a hospitable ambiance because I was human, but the unfriendly circumstances without any explanation caused more anxiety rather than anticipation.
“Is this the work of an alien?”
It is only natural to think so with this unusual phenomenon.
These circumstances can only be done by an alien or by a divine prank.
Is there anyone else who experiences this kind of nonsense besides me?
Contents: Head to the village of Karas.
Rewards: Lowest Reward Card, ID Function.
While being preoccupied with my thoughts, a quest came to my mind which convinced me that this dream was a continuation of yesterday.
Thanks to this my thoughts became more complicated.
“Got no choice then.”
As I realized from yesterday’s experience, I have to complete the quest in order to wake up.
I have to fulfill them even if I didn’t want to.
I didn’t know the purpose of the quest, but all I can do now was to complete what is given to me.
But there is one problem.
I don’t know where this forest is, so how can I find the village of Karas?
I thought of one thing I have forgotten to have received.
Just as today’s quest had two rewards, so did yesterday’s rewards.
‘Map functionality is enabled as a reward.’
I rolled my eyes diligently at the rewards that seemed to be very necessary now.
I think the map function would appear in the corner of the notification window like the games.
However, no matter how much I rolled my eyes and looked around, I couldn’t see a “Magnifying Glass” which represented the map.
(note: I don’t know if it is the Light Bulb or a question mark, as long as it represents wisdom or intelligence. In the Raws there is only one syllable Ji 지)
Well, I’ve been wandering around until now, and I’m sure I’ve would have noticed this with my eyes.
“Just in case,” So I thought about the map and said it out loud
[The map unfolds]
A map the size of a translucent A4 paper appeared before me.
This allowed me to realize that this system existed in this dream.
[Forest of Peace]
The place where I am now is called Forest of Peace.
On the map, it was a small forest right at the entrance of the Bert Mountains, and it did not look that far from the village of Karas.
Thanks to the friendly map I know my current location, I took a simple walk in the direction of the village without any difficulty.
Unlike the spooky atmosphere yesterday at night, the view of the sunlit forest was so beautiful that I could not help but admire its full of vitality.
Walking through the phytoncide-filled forest seems to clear my mind.
The nature’s greenery that I’ve long forgotten.
Since graduating from college, I have been stuck in a concrete building, so hiking after a long time made me think that the current situation I am in was not necessarily bad.
“It looked pretty close on the map.”
I decreased my speed and walked slowly. Since I had such peace after a long time, I quietly enjoyed the walk in the woods.
At this rate, I think I’ll have to walk for another hour.
No matter how beautiful the forest was and how enjoyable the hiking was, it was not easy to move through the bumpy forest without a proper path.
Moreover, I am barefoot now, so I had to be careful in each step I take.
When I walked probably about two-thirds from the starting point to the village of Karas.
Like a mini-map of a game, there was a problem with the map right at the corner of my location.
A red dot from not far away from me.
When I felt a sign of a large population in that direction, I hid unknowingly.
When I found out something that showed up, I couldn’t help but open my eyes wide.
About 1.2m tall and close to human appearance.
However, its nose and ears were too large and pointed compared to their faces.
The ragged irregularly grown hair and it combo with green skin were enough to arouse someone’s disgust.
It was the appearance of Goblin, commonly classified as a basic monster with slime in the RPG.
If it was a normal dream I would have rushed in and attacked it, but this dream was nothing out of ordinary.
With vivid senses, there was a 100% possibility I would feel pain if I receive a hit.
Furthermore, even if the goblin was naked, he had a sharp yet crude, dagger in his hand.
No matter how young a child is, he is still dangerous if he holds a blade in his hand.
Also, as this dream could affect reality, I had no idea what will happen if I died.
I think the best answer is to hide like this now.
As if his big nose wasn’t a decoration, he looked around, sniffing like an animal.
He tilted his head to see if something was wrong and slipped back.
The Goblin slowly drifted away from the map.
I let out a sigh of relief as I calmed down my chest.
“I thought I was dead for a moment.”
For a moment, my palms were covered with sweat.
In the future, I should look more frequently at the map.
But now, I know that the background of my dream was a fantasy world, even it’s a small income, it is still income.
Moreover, I’m worried that a quest like hunting a Monster will come out later.
“But just in case.”
I found something useful as a weapon.
The size of the branch tree wasn’t badly off.
All the pieces of wood that fell on the ground are those that seem to break if I were to touch them.
I wanted to cut down a branch of the tree using sharp stones, but it didn’t seem like a good idea to stay in one place for a long time.
So I took off my t-shirt and tied it with a rock the size of a fist to make a blunt instrument.
I don’t know what it’s called, but it looked so intimidating that it would make someone hard to approach it if I held it in my hand and swung it.
Subsequently, the string was made of a T-shirt soaked in water so that it wouldn’t break easily as the stone moved quickly.
Suddenly, my sport changed from hiking to survival.
“Come to think of it, this is not my outfit before I went to sleep.”
My current outfit here was a white cotton shirt and black training pants.
What’s more, the weaponized T-shirt was made to catch rabbits yesterday.
Are these the basic clothes in this strange dream?
Well, it was still clothes.
It was a trifling issue compared to the big problem at hand.
Since I was moving carefully, it took longer than expected to reach the destination.
It was not until another hour after I met Goblin that I could reach the end of the forest, and then I saw a village with wooden walls on a hill slightly away from the Forest of Peace.
“That’s a relief.”
I no longer had to spare myself, so I ran down to the village.
On the way…
I felt something chasing me from behind.
When I looked back, three Goblins were following me closely.
I used to look at the map frequently in the forest, but my carelessness caused this situation as soon as I saw the village.
One of them was especially familiar to me, and it was the Goblin I first found.
I wondered why the guy, who seemed to have a good sense of smell left, but he actually went back to call a colleague.
Goblin, who is treated as a small mob in the game, seems to be cautious and difficult to deal with here.
One makes you already falter, but there were too many to fight back.
I’m not a real character in the game, and it was impossible to deal with three monsters without any proper weapons at the same time.
I threw a stone that I got while running.
Luckily, one fell from the stone.
It was not life-threatening as it’s not powerful enough, but I think it was a big achievement just to separate one from them.
“Hello! I’m being chased!”
There must be some sort of soldier guarding the village if monsters were roaming around not far away.
I ran towards the village screaming, while the Goblin, who was chasing me hard with his short legs and wielding a dagger in his hands, screamed as if he was very annoyed.
The vivid dream, which I thought it was nothing short of reality, began to sink in me as I lose my strength on my knees, wondering if I should have improved my physical capabilities in the time I was unemployed.
At this rate, I’ll be caught up before I get to the town.
It was then.
The village’s heavy gate, which had no responses earlier opened, and five young men with long spears in their hands ran toward me.
I’m afraid my luck hasn’t run out yet.
Thanks to this, the goblins, who had been on the rise, immediately turned their backs and ran away.
And as the distance between me and them widened, an arrow flew from the village.
The target, of course, was Goblin on the run.
“Are you all right?” As my legs relaxed and collapsed, a young man who was not much different from any ordinary Korean approached me and asked.
“Yes, thank you for your help.”
Two of the three goblins were killed by the arrows and one that was hit by my stone survived and fled to the forest.
Running away from Goblin looks pathetic, but what can I do?
From what I learned in this phenomenon, I think it is wise to save myself rather than to act as if it was a game in mind.