Chapter 115: To the Heart of the Tribe
[Excellent. You’ve successfully overtaken the small city of Samara. Rank is being elevated. Please select an ent.i.ty to evolve.]
[1. High-level Demon Mid-level Gladiator]
[2. Mid-level Demon High-level Gladiator]
I had a hunch, but it was certainly as expected. Although it becomes more difficult to evolve as progress is made towards a high level ent.i.ty, it appears the experience has been gained as much as possible, and as antic.i.p.ated. In fact, I wanted evolve twice, but it didn’t seem to work that way. However, another evolutionary iteration took place, not too long after the previous one. It didn’t feel that bad.
The problem was that the choices were deceptive. No matter which one was selected, they all seemed to lead to similar results.
It was difficult to determine whether to upload an ent.i.ty or occupation in order to yield maximum benefits, but having the characteristics of the demon, I’ve decided to pave the way for reaching the high-level demon since I liked the fact that the demon power increased with every turn of evolution. Although the occupation rank was a bit low, relative to the tribe, it won’t end in being an empty sh.e.l.l, if the occupation rank was to be raised from the subsequent evolutions.
As a choice was made, without specifically reading the instructions, I felt the relaxing of the muscles that were tense. I also began to feel pain in the forehead.
I also noticed slowly enlarging horn, on my forehead, which I felt it to be too big to begin with already. The fangs, although not as big as that of the Orc’s, were slowly growing bigger.
Finally, as I looked down on my body, although not as much as that of the Orc’s, I felt my body was full of muscles. The inherent demon power has also been noticeably improved. I couldn’t help, but smile as I perceived it as a prudent choice.
“You’ve become stronger…”
Having finished up, Goff spoke as he came towards me. I, too, spoke towards Goff, feeling upbeat.
“You also… have become stronger beyond recognition. Goff.”
He did not respond to my comment, but simply raised one corner of his mouth. Now, it was the time to put out my hand. Many stories were shared through battles, but as there were many things to talk to him about, I put out my hand, and Goff clasped it.
Then someone else’s presence was felt. The fellow that was approaching was Black Spear. Goff, too, was looking at Black Spear. The first thing in order was to exchange greetings, rather than looking baffled. Black Spear opened his mouth first, looking towards Goff.
“Good to see you. Brother.”
Perhaps, he must have heard me call Goff a brother from a distance. Without appearing puzzled, Goff spoke to Black Spear without hesitation.
“Good to see you. New brother.”
A brother’s brother is a brother. I laughed in good spirit and in that short time period, the three tribal chiefs began to move to a new place.
The status of the task, left in charge of the tribe members, with respect to locating the survivors in the city. As it was determined that the men in the small city, by all means, must request support to Haddam or other small cities in the east, they had to leave the city as quickly as possible. As a result, the Mev and a.s.sa.s.sins were moving about very quickly. I, Goff and Black Spear situated ourselves at a ruined location, and started to observe the men.
The tribe members who were fluidly organizing the area were visible. The most readily visible ones were Gark and Hark. Interestingly, they were evolved into an ancient Orc. It was the prudent choice as they consistently insisted on being in the Orc tribe. As I also considered ultimately becoming an ancient Orc, both Gark and Hark would surely enjoy results that won’t be too bad, should they end as ancient Orcs.
They must be very glad to be seeing their brothers for the first time in a long while, as they were working with their mouths wide open.
“Gara! Please remove the boulder over here. Krrrr.”
Although it was not a familiar name to me, Gara, the Ogre, must have been close pals with Gark and Hark since the previous tutorial times. What was interesting was the fact that he was a double headed Ogre. He was somewhat smaller, in size, than Goff, but he, too, definitely looked strong.
“Ah! This boulder here?”
“No! Gara! The one next to it!”
“Then this boulder? No. That boulder! Right. That boulder!”
Even at a single glance, he looked to be very confused. Their heads must definitely be separated into two minds, and watching them talk to each other, I felt relieved to have decided to not evolve into a double headed ancient Orc.
The Orc warriors and Hob Goblins were all evolved into swordsmen and Orcs, respectively. Voices of Mev, Laggya and Hayeon Jung were heard, but by looking at their unchanged physical forms, it seemed that they may have plans to complete their evolutions, once all the pressing tasks were completed.
Turning my sight away from them, I spoke to Goff. I was very curious about how and what made him come this way
“What made you come this way? Goff.”
“Krrrr. As a matter of fact, I could have come much sooner. I regret not having been able to partic.i.p.ate in such battles from the start…”
“ ……….? ”
“Blood Dagger. I realized that I went to the wrong direction, after I ran into a green goblin while looking for you in the west. Although I’d turned to the east immediately after learning that you’ve gone to the east…”
“You got caught…”
It was Black Spear who spoke. I, too, couldn’t help, but smile. It was apparent as to why he was late.
“Yeah. That big Ogre b.a.s.t.a.r.d kept me there for a while… He was practically begging me to stay for another day… One day has become two days and three days, etc… Not sure if you would run into him, but I recommend caution when pa.s.sing through the jungle.”