I didn’t know it as I ran away in a hurry, but now I saw that my feet were covered with wounds.
I would buy shoes if I could.
I don’t know who put me in this situation but they must be mean people.
As I approached the village, a big middle-aged man with a beard like a bandit approached and asked.
“How did you end up like that?”
“I don’t know it either.”
In response, he stroked his beard with a ‘hmm’ sound.
“I’m sorry, but can I see your ID? I think we need to identify you so we could help.”
He looks at me from up and down, frowning.
He seems to be suspicious of me, but from his point of view, it was only natural to ask for an ID card.
[Quest completed successfully]
[Your ID will be activated as a reward]
[Intelligence increased by 1]
Quest completion message came to mind at the right time.
I nodded and looked at the notification because there was an ID card in this quest reward.
But I didn’t receive any quest reward card.
Is this the same way as a map?
The message also said “ID function” instead of “ID card”.
I raised my hand thinking of my ID, and several texts came in front of me like holograms with a golden lion flag at the corner, which appeared to be a flag of this country.
[Kaelon Kingdom ID]
Date of birth: 25 May 1076.
Place of birth: Royal Decree of Cardia.
Criminal history: None
The middle-aged man, who had been squinting at me until just now, gave a small exclamation.
“I’ve never seen a magic ID before. I’m sorry If I doubted you. It was inevitable. This was for the safety of the village, so I hope you could understand.”
The ID Function that I could read in Korean.
I don’t know if it’s automatically translated or if their texts are Korean, but I wasn’t that surprised and laughed awkwardly.
Since the conversation I already had with them was Korean for me, I decided to dismiss it as just a setting.
‘As long as he is not suspicious of me anymore.’
“Thank you for saying that. Nice to meet you Jihoon, I’m Torres, the village chief.”
He was the chief.
“I’ve been saved thanks to your help. Good to know you, Chief Torres.”
I tried to get rid of the unnecessarily fancy ID cards that caught people’s eye, but I tilted my head when I found a “[+]” sign near the bottom of the ID.
And I pressed it without thinking much.
Like a game, a status window appeared.
There were no levels, but looking at the numerical ability, I thought this place was really starting to look like a game.
“You’re very intelligent, where did you work at? An administrator?”
“Oh, I’m sorry. I know I shouldn’t have looked at it recklessly, but it was inevitable because you showed your ability so openly. By the way, you seem to be someone with the status to possess a Magic ID. We only encounter an administrator once every three years.”
I removed my ID from the air when he said I shouldn’t show my abilities.
“I’m afraid you’ve been involved in some sort of incident. I’ll take you to the inn, go get some rest there.”
“I’m sorry, but I don’t have the money right now.”
I replied in a very meek manner.
“Don’t worry, my village of Karas is not that mean. Just relax.”
I accepted his offer without refusing.
It didn’t take as long as yesterday, but now that I’ve completed the quest, won’t I wake up?
Following him, I sneaked a look at the condition of the village of Karas.
Most of the roofs and framing of the buildings were woods, but the walls are brick walls.
A village with a medieval atmosphere, a basic element of fantasy.
And unlike what I saw on the outside, the inside of the village was quite big.
There are shops in a small market, and the inn where the chief was guiding me to was quite large, indicating that it was a village usually frequented by outsiders.
“Our village of Karas is one of the most visited monster-hunting grounds by mercenaries. You’re lucky to have made it out of the woods safely because Goblin, Orcs, and Ogre appear around here.”
“I’ve been in the woods for quite some time, but I’ve never felt any other sign of life.”
“That’s the way it should be. There are no mercenaries in the woods. You came in at the front gate of the village, and mercenaries usually hunt in the canyon to the east. It’s safer there and it’s more efficient to hunt.”
When I turned my eyes and looked at the map, a place called Kent Canyon was located to the east of the village of Karas.
The inn owner wiped my bloodstained feet with water and applied medicine made by crushing herbs to the wound.
They’re so nice to me when I have nothing to do with this town.
Is this a situation where something experimenting with me in this situation like a game trying to get the story going?
“Keep this on for now.”
What he handed over was a slipper, commonly called a flip-flop, made of straws woven and a wooden board.
In addition, he handed me back the T-shirt that I had converted into a blunt instrument, but fortunately, it was only wrinkled and the shape remained the same, so there was no problem wearing it.
By the way, when do I wake up from this?
Sitting in the room that they guided me to rest, I stayed still and tilted my head looking at the chief of the village even though the owner of the inn already left.
“Do you know how to calculate?”
“As expected! I thought it would be possible given your high intelligence.”
Suddenly, I noticed that the chief had something to ask from me as he was talking about calculations.
“I have to make a list of products to deliver to the lord and for the competent administration this year, but I’m having a hard time because of the large amount. If you don’t mind, why don’t you help me? I’ll make sure you don’t feel sorry for your reward.”
After he finished narrating his situation, I narrowed my brows.
Content: Create a list of genuine products
Rewards: Lower Rewards Card, 5 Silver
A second quest.
I thought it was simply because it was a request, but I didn’t know that a quest would pop up again.
Did this happen because I have a time limit or a daily quota?
“There’s a market in town, don’t you think everyone who runs a store knows how to count?”
“Yes, but they only know how to add and subtract. They can’t do advanced methods like multiplication and division. The distribution of authentic goods is 70% for permanent residence and 30% for the competent administrative office.”
The grand description of multiplication division as a high-quality method showed the level of education here.
Continuing, the chief asked.
“Is this a difficult request?”
Only then could I realize why the chief reacted favorably after my identification.
There is no unprovoked favor in the world.
He acted kindly because he had something to ask of me.
“Oh, no. I’ll do it. I’ll do it.”
For the first time, this quest reward was classified as a lower level, and I wondered how it would differ from the lowest level.
The lowest level reward card was 10,000 won, so is this about 30,000 won?
No, there is a possibility of getting something that is not common sense, as it was said at first that items and capabilities based on supply can be obtained.
Looking forward to the rewards, it seems that I have begun to get used to this phenomenon within just two days.
“Oh, thank you!”
Maybe it’s because it’s a quest through people, it has the possibility to be rejected.
But the trap is that if I were to refuse, I can’t predict what the consequences would be.
“The wizard, who was living originally in this village, helped me, but currently he went on a trip. Even if I tried to hire a private administrator, it was difficult because the cost was too high.”
The bottom line is that they wanted to take advantage of the benefits of being my lifesaver.
Doing multiplication in this world won’t hurt my livelihood.
I asked with a forced smile.
“Can I get to work right away?”
“Now, wouldn’t it be better to take a day off?”
“That’s fine. It’s not like I have anything better to do.”
“That’s a very reassuring word.”
The chief then disappeared, leaving a word to wait, and about 10 minutes later brought charcoal and a thin wooden board.
There was a list of items for them to deliver.
-mill 20 kg, 335 copper
[Total capacity: / Permanent residence: / Administrative Office: ]
-Barley 20 kg, 127 copper
[Total capacity: / Permanent residence: / Administrative Office: ]
From grains to herbs to leather, about 30 items were written, I have a feeling that this was much easier for me than catching rabbits.
A matter of elementary school level problem.
Nevertheless, the quest rating is higher, so it’s easy to think that these people are idiots.
And shouldn’t the village chief know how to do this?
It seems that he did not become chief because of his intellectual ability.
“If you fill in the blanks, I’ll transfer them to parchment paper later. And as I said earlier, the ratio of permanent residence to administration is 7:3.”
He thought it would be necessary to calculate, so he brought a lot of extra wooden boards, but the calculation with my mind alone was enough.
Less than five minutes later, I filled in all the blanks and the chief stood motionless and blinked like a fool.
“What is this?”
“I’m done calculating.”
“When did you calculate? It looks like you filled in the blanks right away to me.”
“This much can be calculated with head.”
Numbers, letters, and units were all the same as those used in Korea, so there was no problem.
I was forced to add explanations, including formulas, as I saw the chief’s impression getting stronger.
It was only then that he started to believe me, but still, he didn’t understand right away, it was enough to feel that they weren’t numbers just put at random.
“If you give the parchment to the administration office first, it will determine whether it is right or wrong, so I will take your word for it.”
Can there be anything wrong?
We’ve already reviewed it one more time.
As I nodded nonchalantly, he took five silver coins out of his pocket and handed them over to me.
“That’s the reward I promised.”
I don’t know how much silver was worth, but I was so grateful for being broke that I laughed and received silver.
[Quest completed successfully]
[You earned 5 silver coins as a reward]
[Quest completed using wisdom.]
[Intelligence increased by 1.]
“But if the list goes wrong, I have no choice but to report you.”
“The man who I asked, made a bluff. But I have no choice but to do something shameful.”
From his point of view, this would be a bluff.
“Then take a rest. I’ll go back.”
The chief tapped me on the shoulder as if he was telling me not to be offended.
After he left the room, I lay on a straw bed.
And I looked at the silver I received from the chief.
It was a pretty smooth silver coin.
Metallurgy technology seems to be quite good in medieval backgrounds.
“Isn’t it about the time that I woke up?”
I’ve completed the second quest today.
The chief’s request doesn’t feel like just happened and today didn’t take much time compared to yesterday.
However, all I could think of was fatigue and pain, which is not that different from reality.
I looked at the ceiling of the inn and complained about something that caused this situation, and whether it worked or achieved my goal, something different happened in my world.
Darkness enveloped me the same as when I entered this dream.
When I opened my eyes after a while, the familiar ceiling welcomed me.