Fight against a monster with a weapon.
“Honestly, I expected that this time will come.”
When I come to grip with it, I get irritated.
What the hell is this madness?
I don’t want to take chances without knowing what would happen if I was killed in this dream.
But just because I don’t like it won’t change the quest badly.
I worked hard to calm down and organize my thoughts.
What to do now and what to do in the future.
“Let’s see what happens if I don’t do the quest.”
First of all, this dream has no exact time ratio compared to reality.
Yesterday and the day before yesterday, I slept the same seven hours, but on the first day I was stuck in my dream for more than 10 hours, and on the second day I stayed in my dream for about four to five hours.
In addition, it was hard to find the ratio of time, given that only about 10 hours had passed since I was active in reality for 15 hours.
There are two types of quests, one systematic, and the other, like the chief, is to receive them through the residents.
It is not yet clear if the conditions for leaving the dream is after completing the quest. This will be known gradually over time.
“I’ll look around the village.”
Not just looking around like touring, but gathering information was the main focus.
I got up from my seat and wore the slippers that the chief handed me yesterday.
The pain came from the soles of my feet, but it wasn’t hard for me to walk with it.
The inn also served as a restaurant, and there were quite a few people on the first floor.
Yesterday, I was so busy that I didn’t look at it properly, and most of the guests were dressed as mercenaries who seemed to have some wealth with them.
However, the people of the Kingdom of Kaelon, which are different from the general fantasy, look like Asians inside this Western fantasy setting because they looked similar to East Asians.
“Where are you going?”
The innkeeper who found me kindly talked to me.
“I’d like to take a look around town.”
“You don’t want to eat?”
“I’m all right now.”
“Okay, then go ahead.”
Leaving behind the smiling owner, the village’s vibrant scenery that exudes a European feel was captured.
Fresh air without a speck of single fine dust fills my lungs and gently blows in cold or hot weather, doubling the freshness.
Residents coming and going on the street glanced at me.
It seems to be because of our different outfits, but the white cotton t-shirt stood out exceptionally compared to the gray and beige surrounding outfits.
The cotton t-shirt I was wearing was drenched with water and mud until yesterday, but when I got back from reality, it was as clean as new.
“The market was over there.”
The village is quite well-equipped.
The streets were clean with no dirt, the streets were divided into roads and wagons, and shops were set up in the market to have what they needed, including a blacksmith’s shop.
Moreover, the quest I received today was from the system, so I went to the blacksmith’s shop first.
Now, I’m going to test how long I can stay in my dreams and what happens if I hold out without completing a quest.
Therefore, I will not go hunting right now. I will have no choice but to carry out the quest anyway, so I will buy weapons in advance and learn how to use them.
“The one kicked out by Goblin yesterday.”
The blacksmith immediately recognized who I was.
“What’s going on?”
“I want to see some weapons.”
“Well, that’s not what I expected. All right, take your time. A man who doesn’t know how to handle a weapon.”
I looked at the weapons displayed on one side with an awkward smile.
-Large Sword / 30 cm / 0.4 kg / 5 Copper coins
– Short Sword / 60 cm / 1.2 kg / 2 Silver coins
– Long Sword / 90 cm / 2 kg / 5 silver coins
-Broad sword/ 80 cm / 1.7 kg / 4 Silver coins
– Rapier / 85 cm / 1 kg / 3 silver coins
– Scimitar / 85 cm / 1.5 kg / 5 silver coins
– Bastard Sword / 125 cm / 3 kg / 1 gold coin
– Claymore / 160 cm / 4.5 kg / 2 gold coins
– Two-hand Sword/ 190 cm / 7 kg / 4 gold coins
The blacksmith was selling nine standardized types, with different values depending on their weight, length, and shape.
But I don’t think they are easy for me to handle as a beginner because they were long and too heavy, and having them short is just dangerous.
So if I were to use a weapon, I think it would be better to use a light and long-reach spear.
– Javellin / 100 cm / 1 kg / 5 copper coins
– Short Spear / 150 cm / 1.5 kg / 1.5 silver coins
– Long spear / 200 cm / 2 kg / 2 silver coins
-Glave / 200 cm / 2.2 kg / 3 silver coins
– Budshoe / 200 cm / 2.5 kg / 4 silver coins
– Cross-spear / 200 cm / 2.5 kg / 5 silver coins
-Posar / 200 cm / 2.5 kg / 5 silver coins
– Borespear / 200 cm / 2.5 kg / 5 silver coins
– Partizan / 200 cm / 2.5 kg / 5 silver
– Trident / 200 cm / 3 kg / 5 silver
– Halbert / 200 cm / 3.5 kg / 1.5 Gold coins
Surprisingly, there were many kinds of spears.
The spears were categorized according to the type of spearhead, which could be cut shorter or longer upon request.
Also, the price was reasonable, perhaps because its metal cost less than long swords or two-handed swords.
Strength, of course, is as good as the sword, although it was never cheap.
In this world, commoners have to work hard to earn five silvers a month.
That’s why weapons are so expensive.
“There’s no such thing as attack power.”
Given that it is not as aggressive as a game, it can be seen as a system that adapted to extreme reality.
Just as an individual’s ability is marked, there is no level.
Indeed, when killing a rabbit, it is natural to see that it was killed instantly by bending its neck without marking damage.
Perhaps I won’t be having too difficult dealing with Goblin when I am well-armed.
Of course, I don’t have enough money to be armed.
The weapon I could buy with my money now is, at best, short-spear or long-spear with a wooden shield.
An armor costs more than a weapon.
I tilted my head at the words of the blacksmith who was watching me.
“Aren’t you ruling out the sword? Obviously, if you can’t handle a weapon, it’s advantageous to have a long reach.
But young people don’t really like spears because they have such a strong desire to be a knight.”
“You use a spear with mana don’t you?”
“The mana spear and the normal battle spear are different. I think the normal spear is more of a soldier’s perseverance than a knight’s.”
Life is more important than romance.
I just made a natural choice.
“The guards carry swords instead of spears whenever they eat Kkambap (Military food). They think they’re some kind of knight. In this countryside, you can’t even learn how to hunt, so it’s nothing more than a show-off.”
Is that what I’m expecting.
“Huh? Knights use techniques that strengthen the body and release energy over weapons.”
He was saying, ‘Why are you asking for the obvious?’
I asked with a nonchalant nod.
“Is it hard to learn how knights do?”
“Yes, you have to go training under a knight or attend the Royal Academy in order to learn. The Aura method is like a treasure, so you can’t teach it casually.”
It also seems to be similar to the martial arts system.
“Is there no one who is naturally enlightened?”
“It’s not like there’s a developer in the Aura’s Law. Those who taught themselves are all the guardians of an era.”
I was very satisfied with his presence to cough up information as I asked, but I felt it was time to step down as I slowly saw doubts in his eyes.
“I’d like to buy either short-spear or a long-spear, can I touch them?”
Afterward, without growing suspicions, I stepped down with my hands behind me.
“The spear looks like a normal branch tree, but it’s made of various kinds of wood rolled up and glued together. Thanks to this, it’s elastic and doesn’t break easily. Our Karas blacksmith’s weapon is cheap, but we don’t have anything to make roughly. That’s why they are often used by mercenaries who are always in combat.”
The black-coated spearhead certainly didn’t look normal.
Nodding at the sight of the owner full of pride, I seriously looked at the spear.
The 1.5-meter short-sphere was as stable because it was short.
However, with both arms wide open, it felt shorter than expected and looked ridiculous.
But the 2m long spears were too long to control.
“I think about 170–180 cm length would be appropriate.”
The short-spear (1.5 silver coins) should then be replaced with a long-spear (2 silver coins) and cut it.
Including the cost of cutting the spear, the short spear was about three fairy tales cheaper, and if the difference is that much, the longer spear blade would be better.
“Did you already decide?”
I nodded when asked by the blacksmith.
“Please cut the long-spear window by 20cm. Is it possible right away?”
Eventually, I chose a long spear with even a small area of attack.
“Don’t you need Javelin? Why don’t you buy one and practice the javelin?”
Javelin has a short feel at the end of the rod, it was as if he had a large arrow.
Unlike short-spear and long-spear, which can be used to stab and cut, it was used only for throwing.
If it’s for throwing, a dagger would be better than a spear that’s uncomfortable to carry.
I shook my head and bought only one Long spear.
“Two silver coins.”
“Here you go.”
Forty percent of my money was lost in an instant.
Although I bought it for combat practice while spending time at the inn, I can’t help but feel it was a waste.
If I buy the right shoes, my spending will increase.
“Please add shoes.”
“There you go. Now, hold on.”
I nodded as I grabbed the long spear handed by the blacksmith.
Even though it was only 20cm shorter, it was definitely easier to handle than the 2-meter long-spear.
The owner smirked, attached the spear to the cut, and fixed it with a short nail.
Thanks to this, it became as clean as before the spear was cut.
“I don’t think you’re very relaxed, but I’ll give you a little spear as a bonus.”
There’s no reason to refuse something given free.
I smiled pleasantly and packed the wooden spear he handed me.
“I’ll be back then.”