Solo Leveling Novel, Chapter 56
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While staring at the screen in happiness, Jinwoo noticed something else .
Title: Wolf Slayer ( . . . 1 more)
‘ . . . One more?’
Ah . He suddenly remembered that the reward from the class advancement quest did say something about a new title . Jinwoo checked the hidden title .
One Who Has Triumphed Over Adversity For every 1% HP lost, all stats increased by 1% . It’s a title given to the one who has courageously endured against adversity .
‘I like it!’
It was an amazing buff that would increase all of his attributes as he lost life . The ‘Wolf Slayer’ was a decent title on its own, increasing his attributes by 40% against beast-type monsters . However, its condition made it difficult to see the benefit most of the time .
‘If I’m facing something other than a beast-type, it’s as if I didn’t have a title . ’
And now, he had earned something that he could always use . After thinking about it, it even had a good synergy with the ‘Unyielding Spirit’ passive . Without a hesitation, Jinwoo changed his title .
Title: One Who… ( . . . 1 more)
The unused title would be hidden, but he could always swap it out when he needed it .
‘Next, stats . ’
There were three rewards he had received after reaching a high amount of advancement points .
The first was the advancement to a higher class .
The second was the new title .
And the third was bonus stats .
Stats Strength: 132 Constitution: 91 Agility: 111
Intelligence: 70 Sense: 93 (Available stat points: 10) Physical Damage Reduction: 46%
There were 10 undistributed points . In the past, he would’ve invested them into agility or sense, but things were different now . Jinwoo put all 10 points into intelligence . Even still, the stat was only at 80 .
Stats Strength: 132 Constitution: 91 Agility: 111 Intelligence: 80 Sense: 93 (Available stat points: 0) Physical Damage Reduction: 46%
Compared to strength or agility, it was really lacking . It even fell behind the constitution stat, which he had neglected because he wanted to raise agility higher . That was how much Jinwoo had left behind the intelligence stat .
‘I never thought I’d be using magic . ’
His plan for the time being was to invest every point into intelligence . However, Jinwoo did not plan to switch up his fighting style .
‘Man, even the other new skill feels like it belongs to Assassin-class . ’
It was the new skill he had learned during combat .
Dagger Throw .
He did not need to read the explanation to understand what it was .
Dagger Throw (Lv . 1) Active Skill Mana Cost: 30 Dagger-specific Throw your dagger to inflict damage . As the skill level increases, the accuracy and damage increases .
‘As I thought . ’
He had fought like a Fighter-class up until now . Just because he had earned a new class and class-specific skills, he couldn’t just throw away his way of fighting . For now, he would use the shadow skills as a support and continue to wield the dagger .
‘At least, until my intelligence is high enough . ’
An outstanding combat skill, supported by the shadow army . His goal before receiving the class was unchanged .
‘Only difference is . . ’
The Shadow Soldiers appeared more useful than he thought . He did not think it was possible to subordinate a boss-level monster .
‘ . . . Still . ’
If he relied solely on those new skills, the dagger-specific skills he had obtained would be wasted . On top of that, he had just purchased Knight Killer .
‘If I knew I was going to be a Mage-class, I would’ve bought a staff or something . ’
Of course, had he done that, he might not have been able to finish the class advancement quest .
Jinwoo closed the status screen . He had sufficiently absorbed all of the new information .
‘Oh shit, the time . ’
He had spent 20 minutes going through everything . Jinwoo scratched his head .
‘Time to head out, I guess . ’
Jinwoo smirked . The power of the attributes did not shine just in fighting magic beasts . When he focused, time slowed down . More accurately, Jinwoo had sped up . He opened the door and went outside of his room .
Shower . Dry . Put on clothes .
It took him 3 minutes .
He could’ve done it faster, but he felt like the worn down apartment would not be able to withstand his full speed .
‘My hair’s still wet . ’
Still, he had basically saved about 20 minutes, so there was no need to hurry . Jinwoo was about to leave when realized he forgot something .
His keys .
The keys were on top of the desk . On any other day, he would’ve walked over in annoyance to grab them . Today, he stretched a hand towards it .
‘Where else would I use this?’
The key slowly slid across the table, then shot into his hand as if pulled by a powerful magnet . Jinwoo grabbed the key and smiled . Having finished all preparations in a flash, Jinwoo left his house while whistling .
The first place he visited was the bank . He was curious on how much he had earned from the magic cores .
‘I was too busy to check it . ’
The management of the magic cores were left to the Raid Leader, Yoo Jinho . The young man had told him that he had sold all the magic cores after each day’s Raids . The funds were deposited into the bankbook Jinwoo was holding . However, they did not particularly discuss the actual amounts involved .
‘Jinho, that punk . He’s so good at reporting on everything else . Guess he doesn’t really have an interest in money . ’
Maybe because of the circumstances of his life, the young man probably had little interest in financial matters . His conversation topics mostly revolved around celebrities, Raids, music and movies . Well, “conversation” mostly entailed Yoo Jinho talking while Jinwoo just silently nodded along .
When Jinwoo thought back on the times he spent with Yoo Jinho, the chattermouth had never talked about his family . It was strange .
Before Jinwoo could give it more thought, he arrived at the bank .
‘Of all the days…’
The ATMs were being serviced .
Defeated, Jinwoo grabbed a number and waited . Soon, he was called and went up to the counter .
“Hello . ”
The female service employee had a short hair and a bright smile . She asked helpfully,
“How may I help you today?”
“Could I get some help with this?”
“Of course . ”
The employee took the bankbook from Jinwoo’s hands with a smile . While waiting, Jinwoo looked around the bank . Even though it was a weekday afternoon, there were unusually many people around . While he was people watching, the bank employee took a look at Jinwoo’s bankbook and was surprised .
[Account Balance: 1,482,920,000]
She carefully reread the number, counting the zeroes; it was definitely over a billion . And the amount wasn’t some life saving . The transaction history showed that it was all collected in the past week .
‘He’s so young, how could he…?’
She had first thought of Jinwoo as a college student who was running bankbook errands for his mother . Now, she stared at the man with a completely different look . She carefully asked him a question with a slight ulterior motive .
“So… what do you do?”
Realizing how her question sounded, the employee became embarrassed and looked away with her cheeks reddening .
“I’m a Hunter . ”
The employee nodded . The rumors were true .
‘I heard that Hunters earned a lot of money . ’
To think it would be this much . She suddenly felt a shame at her ordinary desk job . Just until moments ago, Jinwoo was just a customer like any other . Now, she realized he lived in a different world .
‘He’s probably a really high-ranking Hunter . ’
Only they would earn this much money . This was the first high-ranker she had met . The thought made her heart flutter . A young man like him with over a billion in cash would be considered a VIP at this bank . And if he was a Hunter on top of that, he would be a VVIP . She did not want to miss the opportunity . The employee started to go off as mandated by her training,
“So, there’s a new product for VIP customers at our bank,”
Her business-use smile had turned into a genuine one; her eyes were fixed on Jinwoo .
‘Oh my, he’s…’
The man looked like he had left his house in a hurry, wearing carefree clothes and unstyled hair still slightly wet . She realized he probably lived a very busy life and took valuable time out of it to come here . Looking at such a capable man (in her head), her heart beat slightly faster .
“It’s been very popular with the customers . Would you perhaps like to invest in it?”
But Jinwoo held out a hand .
“No, I’m good . ”
“Ah… Okay . ”
She could not hide the disappointment in her voice . Feeling like a lengthy conversation might follow, Jinwoo hurried and got up .
“Thank you for your hard work . ”
While ignoring the gaze of the employee on the back of his neck, he left the bank . The moment he went outside, he sighed in relief .
He had noticed change in her eyes after he revealed that he was a Hunter . The gazes of others . And their interest . It was something normal for other Hunters but not to Jinwoo .
‘I suppose I have to get used to that . ’
Once he took the retest and obtained a high rank, the attention on him would become a lot heavier . He had heard that Hunters even had their own share of fans and paparazzi . Looking up, he saw a billboard on top of a building with an advertisement; the model was a famous Hunter . Before the days of the Gates, it would’ve been an athlete or a celebrity . Now, Hunters received the love of the masses . Jinwoo might become the same . Now days, the only people who disliked Hunters were insurance companies .
‘Well, anyways . ’
After leaving the bank, Jinwoo was finally able to check his income . He was very surprised .
The income from 9 Raids was nearly a billion and a half . It was an average of 160 million per C-rank Dungeon . Considering the C-rank Dungeon with Hwang Dongseok paid out 180 million, he roughly determined that C-rank Gates would give 150~200 million each .
‘Well, any employee would be surprised after looking at this . ’
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