Chapter 151 – Great Plains of Barrastan (2)

Serin Han looked through her memories for those regarding him.

‘A blonde man, good-looking, Edward, Spellmaster.’

It was exactly the man that was on Sungjin’s list. Unlike the other people on the list, he was someone who was important enough to get a star written next to his name. Sungjin had even made sure to say,

‘You must call me if you meet ‘Spellmaster’ Edward.’

Serin Han stole glimpses at him. He was good-looking and smiled winningly; from his outward appearance, he looked normal.

‘Is that man truly dangerous?’

He did not look dangerous at all from just his physical appearance. Serin decided to call Sungjin after clearing the Boss with Edward first. Sungjin did say,

‘Call me after about 1/5 of the raid time has passed. Since I have to clear my raid as well.’

She kept an eye on him as she held her bow.

‘I should first observe him until it’s time.’

Soon the raid began.

“Everyone. We should slowly go towards where the enemy camp is.”

They began moving while following some hunter’s lead. As the bow wielding Serin and magician Edward were dispatched to the rear, they weren’t particularly far apart from each other.

Serin diagonally moved backwards and stole a peek at him. His flashy items and his good looks were both eye catching.

He had the pointy hat most magicians used, a crimson robe that seemed to have some kind of magical glow, and a staff with three bluish crystal spheres embedded in it. It seemed that he was using pretty good items. While Serin was examining him, shouts were heard suddenly.

“It’s the enemy!”

“It’s the humans!”

Serin looked towards the source of the voices. Five demons were looking at the hunters while yelling. Even though it was obvious that the hunters had twice their numbers, the demons didn’t seem to be discouraged by it at all.

Instead, they confidentially came charging at the hunters. Serin held up her bow. It was the crystal bow she had earned from Ice Palace in Chapter 11. She had gathered three and turned it into a Unique Legendary – one from Sungjin, one from Nada, and the last from the Auction House.

She nocked an arrow on her bowstring and pulled. She aimed at the head of the demon who was in the very front and then let loose.

‘Pew~’

The arrow flew accurately towards the head of the demon. Serin was certain that she would hit the exact center. Her arrow would definitely pierce through the enemy’s brains. However, the moment the arrow that had been flying on target was about to touch the demon’s head, it bounced off.

‘Tik!’

‘What?’

When the arrow was about to hit, the demon had turned and struck it with the horn growing from his head. Serin was a bit taken aback.

She had seen Boss Monsters or stronger beings knock aside her arrows before, but it was the first time where regular monsters on the field were able to deflect them.

In any case, the battle began while Serin was flustered. It was a battle to the death between the hunters and demons. But unexpectedly, it seemed that it was the hunters that were being pushed back.

Each of the demons was holding a single weapon – a sword, an axe, a spear, a mace – and while they were each fighting two or more hunters, they were not being pushed back at all.

If it was a 10 vs. 10 instead of 10 vs. 5, then the hunters would have been the ones who were losing their ground. Only 3 seconds after fighting, Serin, as well as the other hunters, realized,

‘Aren’t these guys incredibly strong?’

Even if this was the case, the hunters could not exactly begin running away from the first battle. The hunters began fighting against the demons that were several times stronger than them. Serin, of course, pulled back her bowstring once more. Since the head would be moving ceaselessly in close combat, she instead aimed at the torso instead.

‘Piin! Piin! Piin!’

This time all three had met their mark. The movement of the demons that were hit by Serin’s crystal arrows began to slow. Thanks to this, it was easier for the other hunters to fight the demons. As this happened,

“This annoying pest!”

a demon jumped high into the air and flew straight towards Serin. Serin leaped into the air and chanted,

“Sylphid.”

Soon, her shoes began to shine with a green light and moved her slightly away from the enemy. Serin continued to shoot arrows while she was floating in the air and flying backwards.

One arrow.

‘Piin!’

A second arrow.

‘Piin!’

A third arrow.

‘Piin!’

The demon was significantly slowed after being hit by all three arrows; enough that she could shoot more arrows at him while avoiding the horn on his head. Serin nocked an arrow that would be the final strike and pulled the bowstring. However, at this moment a hunter came flying towards Serin. This was because a demon had grabbed him and threw him at the floating Serin.

“Slyp…”

She tried to use her active skill once more, but it was too late. She collided with the incoming hunter and fell over on the spot.

“Kuu…”

The demon that had been slowed did not miss this opportunity and charged at the two people. Serin tried to get up quickly, but the demon was faster than she thought. When she thought,

‘What do I do?’

The sound of someone chanting a spell could be heard.

“Flames of Purification!”

The moment the demon swung his axe at Serin,

“Fire Blast!”

It became very bright. When Serin came back to her senses and looked, Edward’s blazing staff had pierced the demon’s heart. What was unique was that the flames on the staff had different colors from that of a normal flame and gave off a silver-white light.

Serin now had a reasonable estimate of the opponent’s toughness thanks to her arrows. However, even though the demon’s physique was incredibly tough, that light would disintegrate the flesh where it touched instead of simply burning it. Having a hole pierced through the area of its heart, the demon fell noisily to the ground.

‘Thud’

Edward held his staff in one hand as he extended the other to Serin.

“Are you okay?”

He pulled Serin up onto her feet when she grabbed his hand. Afterwards, they left towards where the demons were. Serin briefly looked at his back, before coming back to attention and shooting arrows once more.

The hunters that had been on the defensive quickly returned to offensive. While the hunters kept the demons busy, Edward’s spells and Serin’s arrows inflicted critical blows, and soon the demons died as they bled to their deaths. After the first battle was over, all the hunters took a breather.

“Whew…”

“As expected, a 10 man raid isn’t that easy.”

“Indeed. They seemed like a scouting party… For them to be so strong…”

At this moment, Serin stole a glimpse at her savior, Edward. It could have become a dangerous situation, but she had been able to escape the crisis thanks to him.

‘… He seems to be a kind person… Is this person really dangerous…?’

However, while she was stealing glimpses at him, her eyes met Edward’s briefly. Serin awkwardly tried to look elsewhere, but at that moment, Edward said,

“For a man, your hands are pretty small.”

Serin slightly fumbled through her words as she said,

“Ah… Yes, they’re… a bit small.”

The mask from the Raccoon Merchant changed your outward appearance, but it did not change your body type as it was related to combat. Although the hand looked bigger than it was, if you actually grabbed it then it would be a bit small. Serin thought to herself,

‘No way… Did he find out?’

While Serin was worrying, one of the hunters said,

“Then, let’s continue.”

All of the hunters headed towards the battlefield again. The second enemy group that they met had two more than the previous team, totaling to seven demons. The hunters were incredibly nervous. It wasn’t easy fighting five of them, and now there were seven. Furthermore, there was a demon among the enemies that was using magic.

“Eternal Flames of Hell! Inferno!”

While someone was surprised and said,

“A normal monster is using magic?”

Edward used a spell to block the enemy’s magic.

“Anti-Magic Shield”

Having seen this, Serin took out an egg from her jacket and threw it into the air.

“Come out, Rin”

A single crimson falcon soon appeared from the egg. The name of the falcon that had just appeared was Rinesh’kha. The falcon that Serin called ‘Rin’ for short was an immense in size whose wingspan measured 3 meters from left to right.

Normally, she took it out for Boss fights and used ‘Arabian Nights’ for Hidden Bosses, but she decided to use it here because Sungjin had said in the morning,

‘In this raid, try to avoid the Hidden Boss if you can. Since the Hidden Boss in the 10 man raid… Might be an existence whose strength is just incomparable. Even I don’t know if I’ll try it… I’m not sure. So, just think that there’s no Hidden Boss in this raid. Okay?’

If they’re not going to fight the Hidden Boss, then she could take out and use ‘Arabian Nights’ for the regular Boss. She stroked the falcon’s beak and said,

“While I’m shooting the arrows, keep off anyone who tries to approach me. Ok?”

“Kyaaak”

Having called Rin to be her guard, Serin began to shoot arrows without worry. The second fight was easier than expected. Part of this was because several of the Hunters had begun to use their Active Skills after feeling a sense of crisis from the first battle.

“High Tower!”

“Exploding fist”

“Heartless Strike”

The other part was because Edward began to throw powerful spells at just the right time.

“Ice Lance!”

“Fire Ring!”

After shooting arrows for a while, Serin began to have a strange feeling. Even before she had become a ‘Chosen One’, excluding when she had first met Sungjin, she had always been the ace of the team.

During the raid distribution, she had never missed being first in contribution. As they had proceeded into the latter half, the difference in contribution did begin to decrease again, but after she had become a ‘Chosen One’, her contribution levels had exploded once more. However, she now thought,

‘This time, it won’t be easy.’

Edward’s spells were simply that strong. Regardless of this, she still did not like losing first place. Serin began to focus more while shooting her arrows. On occasion, the demons would team up to try and attack her.

“Kill that Archer bastard first!”

However, Rin would show up each time, clawing their faces and pecking their necks. Serin would use this opportunity to use

“Sylphid”

She kept shooting arrows as she retreated backwards. In this way, even if the demons did manage to come close to Serin, they would die after turning into pincushions. Just when the fight was about to finish, with their victory nearly assured, Serin put away her arrows and observed Edward.

“Lightning Bolt!”

It seemed that he also had a lot of mana. He wasn’t exhausted even though he kept using magic.

‘This person is really strong.’

Serin thought as she pursed her lips.

‘Not only is he strong… But looking from the outside, he looks like a good person.’

If this hunter wasn’t one of Sungjin’s ‘important people’, then it was likely that she would recommend him to be their ally. Though, given Sungjin’s attitude when talking about him, it looked like there was no possibility of this happening.

‘I can’t forgive that guy.’

Regardless, Serin proceeded together with Edward to kill the enemies. Sungjin regarded him as ‘the worst’, but Edward seemed to harmonize well with his teammates,

“I’ll cast a spell on you, so please charge forwards.”

And he would be the first to help others.

“Anti-Magic Shield.”

Because of this, Serin felt a bit confused. From her point of view, not only did Sungjin have a lot of experience, but he was also an incredibly cautious person. The judgments that he made during the raids were generally correct. However, she thought that at least his judgment of Edward was somewhat incorrectly made.

‘I don’t know what happened back then, but…’

Serin thought of her earring. The cooldown for the ‘Eye of Jeremiah’ was 10 minutes. She thought that she should investigate as much as she could as the raid progressed.

 


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36 thoughts on “Chapter 151 – Great Plains of Barrastan (2)”

  1. I’m confused, Ircc Sungjin already explained to her what happened on that last raid, about that Spellmaster acting behaved and good-natured from the start yet suddenly becoming troll at the last minute, so why was she acting like that?
    Anyway, thanks for the chapter

    1. You can tell from the MC’s monologues that even Sungjin still can’t believe or understand what happened, and he was there to experience it. That is how controversial it is the way Edward generally behaved/looked was when compared to those last 30 seconds where he seemingly betrayed them.

      Plus, it is not like she is a slave. She has her own thoughts about things, but despite what she thinks she will still call the MC in the end and that is what matters.

    2. author is just trying to annoy readers. Thats all because if he wasn’t then he either wouldn’t have let mc tell them about edward or edward wouldn’t have come before the last raid.

  2. Man, serin looks so naive, she should use the earring before thinking and making assumption about edward… i mean most of the backstabber always act nice in the start… unless edward has a way to hide his thought from the earring too…

  3. Honestly, to hell with Serin. I was for her at first, but given this SERIOUS situation where the GUY THAT KNOWS THE FUTURE, Not only chose you to be one of his final 10, but specifically gave you a list of people that were bad news.

    Just, ugh. What a stupid cunt.

        1. It’s been heavily implied so much that anything other than Edward intentionally sending MC back would be one hell of a plot twist.

      1. it was not Edward sending Sujin to the redo, but himself trying to replay the game once again, but he got fucked by Mc’s invulnerability skill or something , which gave him 2-3 seconds of life over Edwards..

      2. Yes, it seems obvious, but for all we know, Edward wanted to go back himself and Sungjin just got lucky and didn’t die like he planned.

    1. How so? She is being the logical one here. K refuses to question deeply why Ed did what he did despite his suspicions. Serin is judging him fairly rather than taking advice from the anti social loner. And she plans to investigate him. That’s smart. Don’t call girls offensive names just because they don’t bend over backwards and do what the mc says without thinking for themselves like a pretty doll.

      1. I agree, but she litteraly read the MC’s mind found out what happened later, and then he said to everyone call me ASAP if you see this 1 guy (and the other people on the list), not only that he helped her numerous times and even saved her from dying and getting raped.
        I can understand that shes thinking about it and wants to investigate, but if she doesn’t call him and he has to use his inspect skill to find out, I personally hope she dies/ gets her “chosen” buff removed.

        1. Why do you think it can be removed? That on tool is enough to deal with traitors. Or what. Did you want K to spend god knows how much for some title striping item just to take away her title, so it would be more likely she dies? She’s already 10 material even without the buff.

          1. Her skill was 10 material, I attribute her making it this far because he told her about the mask place, who knows what would of happened if she kept going with her normal look (If we go with past records she died in the other version so she wasn’t 10 material in her mindset), but when she got the buff from him she became someone 90% certain to become one of the final 10.
            The only reason I wanted it to get removed is if she doesn’t call him, plus I kinda don’t want her to die because of her skill with the Bow and don’t want the author to introduce another potential female interest, I don’t care what happens to her or if Edward kills her.
            I expect in this arc though for Edward to either die, survive, become someone with the buff because she convinced MC, or both Edward and the Chick to die.
            All in all I just don’t want useless words classified as “thoughts” from the girl about what she thinks about Edward and how kind he is bla. bla. bla.
            (Lettuce Pray for ultimate Edward betrayal where he kills her in 1 shot and MC never finds out what happened)

    1. Quit with the insults, you’re being just as pathetic. Let’s be honest here, if it wasn’t completely obvious that Edward was a good guy, everyone including myself would have been tearing her apart for being a dumbass. Forming her own opinion independent of the MC is fine. Immediately doubting the MC after everything he has revealed just cause “Oh hey, the traitor isn’t being an asshole from the get-go” is the problem.

  4. Very good plot

    I don’t think she should just trust sunjin blindly, there is not enough information and she’s a critical thinker , that makes her interesting character.

    Human beings are not omniscient so there is the possibility that sunmin (mc name) didn’t have enough information to make that choice as he left slot of stuff on Blanc to his explanation about Edward.

    The next chairs are building up GOOOD

    Thanks oppa

    1. well, he’s saved her life and helped her get this far, if he tells her someone is dangerous, she should trust his judgement lol

  5. What a disappointment, I thought she would be more trusting of him. Instead she’s wavering because a guy is a bit nice and looks nice.

    Thanks for the chapter.

  6. YOU KNOW HE IS BAD. M/C TOLD YOU THAT HE IS A BAD GUY.

    Don’t second guess the guy that has saved your life and helped you survive these raids for some pretty spellboy.

    I know she isn’t this naive, no matter how nice he seems, she should be feeling some negativity to him.

  7. Now, I’m not sure if MC actually told them about Ed’s ‘betrayal’ or not (cant remember, dont feel like looking for it) but even if he did, I don’t think its damning for her to question his decision. If someone you trust tells you “I hate that guy, he’s a two faced backstabbing liar” then you’d probably initially go in with a negative impression of Ed. And she did – she was suspicious and decided to watch him. Now she didnt immediately call the MC, but why would she? She wants to be helpful too and not rely on MC all the time, and she’s probably a little curious about Ed, as the MC hates him so much, and she probably wants to learn more about the mysterious Master Hunter Kei that has so many secrets.

    So she observes him, and the guy seems like a genuine nice guy with good abilities and a good personality. Its natural for her to start doubting the MC at least a little bit – nobody wants to admit that they are being tricked by someone else – that would imply that she isnt a good judge of character, and nobody wants to think that they suck at that, right? Besides, seeing is believing – if everything she sees is good, why would she believe bad rumors about the guy? I think its reasonable for her to think something along the lines of “there must be some kind of misunderstanding – Ed seems like a pretty good guy!” and its not like shes 100% trusting him of MC – as she said, she’s still suspicious, and she’s still investigating, so I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.

    The way i see the plot going is that shes gonna bond with Ed a bit, then when MC is called, she’s gonna act as the mediator between them.

    1. She readed his mind, about dying at his hands.. or about dying at last raid, something like that. And he said, that he attacked them. So… There is 2 options. 1: His brain damaged and he… so u know. Is he like that? 2: it is real. So if its like that, then why? Just curiousity for his motive? If some1 telled me that.. I will think he is sick, or at least to be cautions around that guy. And yeah, i will summon him at first manageble moment. Why? Bcs 1, its saver for me. 2. MC wanna know it too, why he do that. 3. If i summon mc, he with his mindset, wont jump at him at first sight… He will watch him..what he do, how he do… And only then all work is done(and there too he will w8 and see, will he troll?) So, if ED really start to troll, mc is ready and w8…if not, he can speak with him. If he is good guy, so… So what? Its not like i will see him in raid or 2… Its not like im indebted to him..Its not like im making troubles for him. He wont know about me summoning mc(probably can ask him)
      So, next point. She wants ask him about mc? Ask person, whom never met sungjin, about his history?! U think he reincarnated too? Pfft.
      Its just author trying to make plot. Some story. Thats all.

      1. You and I both know he reincarnated, but she doesn’t know that does she? No, she probably just figures him and Ed had some history together and might be curious about what caused the MC to hate him so much. And I never said she would ask Ed anything – its obvious that MC has some connection to Ed since he specifically mentioned him, and its reasonable that she would want to know what that history is, so its not hard to imagine she would want to wait and try to gather more information.

        1. She knows because she read his mind and even asked him about it when the mc found out.
          Also if Ed is as smart as you guys think he probably knows about all this chosen feature and maybe reincarnation has some restricted features, b/c I highly doubt he would send mc back with no idea. He probably even thought ahead on some signs to watch out for that he sent someone back to the past, like for an example seeing another player being summoned. 99.99% no player can be that strong w/out monoply over points.
          And so if the archer doesnt summon mc at all then boom everyone most likely dies by some misfortune to Ed.

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