I closed my eyes and slowly opened them again.
This was really Veraford.
Many things have changed over the years, but I am certain that this was the same Veraford.
What the hell is happening?
They said that I’m not a player.
They said that I can’t use portal unless I am a player!
Still, the status window didn’t pop up.
Didn’t I said it before? I was really a player.
I’m really sure that I’m a player even if the status window don’t show up
If I can go to La Elta through the portal, that’s I’m a player, right? Am I wrong?
“Could I get a player license and formally be a player?”
My dream of leaving the company will finally come true!
But if I want to leave the company, I should first return to Earth.
The portal from Earth to La Elta does not change its place once it is created, but the portal from La Elta does.
I heard that a portal will be created right in front of the player when they think of “I hope to return home” after meeting the conditions for their return.
The condition to return home is to clear a quest at least once.
So after completing a quest I could go back.
“I’m want to go home. To Earth!”
Is that how it works?
I just organized my thoughts and looked in front. There was a black portal right in front that looked just like the portal he just came from.
“What? Why do did this appear? I didn’t even complete a quest.”
Did I do something wrong?
Don’t tell me there’s a problem.
However, It’s not worth it for my brains to ponder about it.
I quickly went to the portal.
Just like when I first came to La Elta, the view changed after darkening within a very short moment.
The familiar faces were buzzing and I could see that they had become quiet in an instant.
“Oh, you are back already? You must have chosen a level 0 quest to finish it quickly.”
I heard the manager of Suwon Portal saying, but I didn’t care.
What if this is just a one-time coincidence?
Let me check it again.
“No, if you go back in, you’ll have to do another quest!”
Ignoring the voice behind, I am standing on Veraford again.
“I can go back and forth between La Elta and Earth without clearing a quest?”
It’s annoying to complete the quest just to return, there are those people who are stuck in La Elta because they haven’t completed their quest yet. My situation is good.
The fifty years I spent in La Elta was equivalent to three years on Earth.
It’s strange that the time ratio wasn’t right, but I don’t really care.
I was hit by a car and went to this world, and when I woke up from the coma, everyone could go here back and forth, the time ratio are balanced too.
Initially I thought the time ratio was about 15:1, but when I asked my brother, the time ratio between La Elta and Earth is 1:1.
I spent 50 years in La Elta and suddenly returned back to Earth on the 51st year.
I haven’t calculated the exact date, but I think it was about 50 and half more years.
So what if 50 years have passed in La Elta for the first two years and six months on Earth?
Then the time ratio would be exactly 20:1.
After that, for some reason, the Earth and La Elta were connected. Monsters appear on Earth and players can enter La Elta. To balance it out time ratio must have become 1:1.
That’s why it’s been half a year since the Earth and La Elta were connected.
If I stayed in Veraford for another half a year, I might have met other players or even my brother.
At that time, I was so excited to catch monsters far away from Verapod that I couldn’t see all this change.
Of course, all of this are just hypothesis.
[TL: Surprised that he didn’t get lazy using his brain.]
“I’m not a god, so I don’t know everything.”
One thing is certain about returning to La Elta today.
The ratio of time between the two dimensions is not the only thing that influenced the connection between Earth and La Elta.
It also affected me.
I’m not sure how much changes have happened, but I don’t have a status window yet I could freely use the portal.
Why haven’t the status window appeared in front of me yet? I want to be a player.
“Should I go back because people are still waiting outside?”
No, maybe I should complete a quest for the time being. Let those people wait for more hours.
Theoretically, portal could whenever I desired it, but they are limited when the Earth’s portal has access.
I can move between La Elta and Earth through the portal, but I still don’t any status window appearing in front of me. I am in between a player and not.
In the future, It may be difficult to come back here.
Then, before I return, I should stop by somewhere.
My Mansion in Veraford.
The mansion I own is the second largest building in Veraford after the Town’s Castle.
If I put my mind to it, I had the power and wealth to build bigger than Town’s Castle, but I still need to give face to the lord even If don’t know him, also, I am satisfied with building a big mansion.
Back then, the only big building was Town’s Castle and my mansion, but now Veraford has changed a lot.
Large buildings have been built, and it has become closer to being city than to the village.
Come to think of it, when was the last time I stopped by Veraford?
As soon as the mansion was built after the war, I remained in Veraford for 10 years.
Then, I left the mansion to the butlers and servant.
I spent 10 and half years to beat monsters, then I went back to Earth and spend there another 3 years.
Am I coming back after 14 years?
The tip of my nose tickled somehow when I imagined the butler and the servants, who I hadn’t seen in a long time, surprised and happy to see me.
They better be surprised!
I ran straight to the mansion and knocked on the door.
While waiting for someone to come out, I fixed my clothes for no reason.
I was wearing a T-shirt and pants, I can’t even afford to buy new clothes because I didn’t have any silver, let alone gold.
“Who are you?”
After knocking on the door and waiting for a few seconds, the big door opened.
It was the butler who opened door.
Although he had a lot of gray hair and he had aged, it was definitely my butler.
Oh, he may not recognize me.
“Oh, you’re here?”
I was really looking forward to his response like “Gasp, Ian!”.
What a dry reaction!
This makes me feel even more awkward.
“Oh, oh, it’s been a while.”
I went inside scratching my head in awkwardness.
“Oh, you’re here, Ian.”
“Are you here?”
“You’re here. Long time no see.