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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Wonder of the Northern Region



Seoyoon logged out at the same time routinely.

It was to follow the schedule set for her like eating and then taking a walk.

Compared to that, Weed goes to the market early and cooks.

He minimized the time used onto most needed things for his social life such as going to the Dojang to train his body and sleeping.

Other than time used for utmost necessary things, he spends most of his time in Royal Road.

Thanks to that, Weed could use the time when Seoyoon wasn’t around.

When Seoyoon wasn’t there, he headed toward the highland of Morata.

Weed’s own secret place.

“It’s right here.”

Weed felt very refreshed looking back to past.

The first giant sculpture!

The great sculpture made using the nature of Northern region.

The Wonder of the Northern Region.

This was where the grand piece Ice Dragon Sculpture was.

Ever since he came to Morata, he wanted to come here but he couldn’t because he was with Seoyoon!

Before he made the Ice Dragon, he made the Ice Sculpture of Seoyoon using her as the model.

Since it was right next to it, he couldn’t bring Seoyoon with him.

Full of excitement, Weed almost ran there.

‘Ice Dragon Sculpture! I’m finally back.’

He was full of expectation.

Even in this ridiculous coldness, much of it is reduced to the point one can endure upon seeing the Ice Dragon Sculpture.

He could say that it was one of his few masterpieces.

But when Weed reached the top of the hill, he could only see a gigantic mountain.

A very steep ice mountain!

It was an ice mountain that did not exist before.

The height was pretty low, but since its slope was so steep, it could be seen as a gigantic ice block.

“No way! I’m absolutely positive this is where the Ice Dragon Sculpture is.”

No matter how much he looked, it was nowhere to be seen.

“I was here........”

Even when he thought back very carefully, it was definitely here.

There’s no way he could mistake the location.

As he spent much of his time here, he could never forget the place.

But the Ice Dragon Sculpture wasn’t here.

‘Could have someone possibly brought my sculpture to life and took it?’

Weed shook his head.

There is the possibility.

Nowadays, there’s an increase in the number of sculptors but there aren't many who reached a high level.

Even by coincidence, there’s no way such skilled sculptor would come here, and there’s a low possibility of the sculptor possessing the skill to bring sculptures to life.

One can bring life to others’ sculptures, there’s huge penalty following it.

Since it's the same as destroying another sculptor’s piece, fame decreases and notoriety increases.

Additionally, since Art or Luck can decrease as well, it’s rare for a sculptor to touch another’s.

Then, he found the Ice Sculpture of Seoyoon.

Ice Sculpture of Seoyoon covered with considerable amount of snow!

If the ice mountain didn’t protect it from the blizzard, it could’ve been buried under snow.

“Then, could it be....”

Weed moaned. Then suddenly looked at the ice mountain.

“Then this is the Ice Dragon Sculpture?”

Looking at it carefully, behind the ice mountain, the Ice Dragon’s tail was sticking out.

Because it was left untouched for a long time, it became unrecognizable, covered with snow and ice.

Tons of snow and ice stuck onto the sculpture, so the size increased by twice or thrice of the original as well.

He stood in front of the ice mountain.

“So that’s what happened. Well, doesn’t matter since I found it. O, my precious sculpture. I have shared my life to you who was made with holy art spirit,
now awake from the deep slumber and join me. Sculpture Life Bestowal!”

Weed touched the ice mountain gently.

Crack!

The outer ice cracked and split.

Inside of it, something moved.

Kururururur

Strong vibration!

You have brought a sculpture to life.
    The ability of the sculpture will be adjusted to level 382, according to current Art stat 812.
However, according to the ability of the exceptional Grand Piece, 10% of level will be added. Level is increased to 420.
Additionally, because it is a monster with wings that can fly, 10% of the level will be decreased as penalty.
Due to the special material formed with ice, 15% of the level is added.
Instead Stamina and Health will be weakened.
Three attributes will be given to the lifeform.
The quality and ability of the attribute will differ according to the shape and level of the sculpture.
Attribute of Water (100%), Attribute of Ice (100%), Attribute of Magic (100%)
Water submits to none.
Possesses very strong Fighting Spirit with high Defence and Magic Defence.
It can freeze opponent using the power of coldness.
It can use magic with Ice property.
It can increase its ability to a maximum of 30% in cold regions.
However, it will weaken under warm weather.
Having high intelligence, it can use magic.
It can use any type of magic, but additional damage is added when using magic similar to its attribute.
Since it was a sculpture that was once the Wonder of the Northern Region, a special ability is added.
Ice Breath!
It can be used once a day. It will be the strongest attack.
    5,000 mana is used.
    10 Art Stat is permanently decreased.
The decreased stat can be recovered by creating sculptures or other artistic activities.
    2 levels have dropped.
Due to the decrease of level, most recently raised stats will decrease by 10.
Decreased stats can be raised again when level raises again.
Please care for the sculpture with life.
When it loses its life, life has to given again to recover the soul.
When destroyed completely, it cannot be revived.

Kurururng! Kururung!

The vibration of ice mountain never ended.

Whatever happened, Weed just continued to wait for the Ice Dragon to awake.

Then his wish came true.

“Master. Master who has given me life, art thou there?”

“Yes. I’m here.”

Weed felt proud.

Unlike the Wyverns or Geuminu, the Ice Dragon seemed to have high intelligence.

But, the next sentence it said was enough to make Weed disheartened.

“Save me. I can’t get out. I can’t move because of the thick ice frozen on my body.”

“You useless idiot!”

For a moment, Weed seriously considered leaving the Ice Dragon like this and return.

‘I’m an idiot. Just why did I give life to this kind of....’

It was huge only in size and was extremely weak!

‘But it’s bit of a waste to just leave it.’

Weed ended up working himself.

Relying on a rope, he had to clean snow and ice climbing up and down the Ice Dragon.

After working for a day and night, the Ice Dragon’s head finally appeared.

The dignified face of a dragon.

Ferocious, strong looking eyes.

Long, white beard.

The Ice Dragon looked handsome.

“Master, please get rid of the ice covering my body quickly. I want to taste the freedom.”

“Alright. Wait a bit more.”

When Seoyoon logged in, Weed went to where she was, preparing food; in his spare time, he cleaned the snow covered Ice Dragon.

Simple and repetitive labor!

It was a labor where you had to hang on a high altitude getting hit by cold wind all you want.

All day, the Ice Dragon was moving its only free part, the head.

Weed pitied himself.

'Now I end up doing all kinds of labor.'

After clearing out ice and snow, he finally made one third of Ice Dragon’s upper body free.

“Master.”

“What.”

said Weed coldly.

“I think I can get out with my strength.”

“Yeah?”

Weed climbed down the Ice Dragon’s body and backed up a bit as if to watch Ice Dragon free itself.

“Kuwuwuwuwuwu!”

Ice Dragon roared very violently.

And tried to move its body to escape from the pile of ice.

“Urggg!”

The sound of giving all it got and trying all it could!

Weed watched the scene as nervous as to get his palms full of sweat.

‘Please get out.’

If the Ice Dragon can’t get out by itself, he had to get rid of more ice and snow.

Since he didn’t want to anymore, he was praying with hope.

The Ice Dragon’s body had a thick upper part and got thinner as it went toward lower parts.

On top of that, since its two legs were relatively weak, it seemed it just might be able to escape itself if it tried.

“Kurarararararararara!”

Roaring Ice Dragon!

It had the power to make thin cracks form on nearby ice and blow snow everywhere.

Monsters froze as well due to the Ice Dragon’s high Fighting Spirit.

This is the legendary Dragon Peer!

It couldn’t be compared with the real dragon on every aspect;
still its outside seemed pretty much the same.

‘Definitely, it is my sculpture.’

Weed tightened his fist. He got a servant that did not lack anything.

He can’t make servants forever. Since he didn’t have any plan to give life to sculptures, the Ice Dragon was more precious to him.

But that was only for a moment.

KuaDang!

The Ice Dragon fell down with no strength left in its legs.

The Ice Dragon lying with its stomach on the floor!

“Master, I have no strength left.”

To support its huge body, it did not have enough level.

In a way, a handicapped dragon with a huge, useless body!

After resting for a long time, the Ice Dragon raised its body.

“Master, give me a name.”

“Your name is......”

Weed suddenly was full of regret.

Even if he did give it a name, he wasn’t sure if it could do its share.

“Well anyway, let’s just say Bingryong.”  (lit. IceDragon)

Still a simple name easy to memorize!

“Thank you Master.”

Bingryong was very happy.

Then the face expression changed to a smiling one.

If it was a sculpture, it wouldn’t be able to, but since it was given life, it could change facial expression as well.

“Master, you don’t have to be that disappointed about me. My strength is slowly coming back.”

“What do you mean?”

“This land, this energy is giving me strength.”

Ice-formed Bingryong’s body became even more white and clear.

Cold-absorbing Bingryong’s body!

He could exert even stronger strength.

He raised its upper body using legs and arms and opened up tens of meters of wings.

Then the piled snow around it scattered right away.

The overflowing Bingryong’s dignity!

Weed nodded.

‘Although it’s only useful in the Northern region, he’s not that bad.’

Although strength and health is pretty weak, Bingryong that fights using magic and breath!

Weed got a pretty excellent servant.

Seoyoon and Alveron were quietly collecting fishing rod and tools needed for hunting.

The work they’ve been doing to collect food finally ended.

After the preparation was finished, Weed breathed out deeply.

“Can’t do anything else. Never knew this would happen.”

"........?"

Seoyoon tilted her head, confused about Weed’s ambiguous words.

Alveron asked directly.

“Do you have some trouble?”

Weed turned his body toward where wind was coming.

Then his cape fluttered.

“Well, I’m not trying to show off or anything but...... just watch comfortably. No need to be surprised either. Since this is nothing to me. Huhu. Really, this kind of thing is like everyday life to me.”

“Sorry?”

“Bingryong!”

Weed yelled out loudly. He was trying to call his servant Bingryong.

“Master, I’m coming.”

Bingryong was curled up behind the farside mountain and flew up toward the sky.

An Ice Dragon that suddenly appeared out of nowhere!

He was waiting at an appointed place until Weed called him.

At where wind and snow came down harshly, a dragon made of ice opened up its wings widely.

Even Weed who made it and saw it over and over got goosebumps.

The electrifying appearance of the dragon.

The pressure and charisma from its terrifying size!

It was as if a mountain was moving.

The horizon was becoming red with the sinking sun.

Bingryong flying across that sky.

The body made of ice exerted a speechless mysterious aura.

Seleuleung.

Seoyoon took a step forward.

Bingryong was coming and she tried to fight it fearlessly.

Weed stretched out his arm and gently stopped her.

She looked back and silently nodded.

Then Bingryong opened up its mouth.

“Kurararara!”

It was a terrifying roar.

A roar that made Weed or Seoyoon shake from a far distance!

As he did it, Bingryong flew in the sky beautifully as planned prior.

Every time it moved its tens of meters of wing, a great wind pressure occured.

Bingryong flew down in a quick speed and landed in front of Weed, Seoyoon, and Alveron with dignity.

It was the appearance of an over 300 meter long dragon.

“Kuhum!”

Weed approached Bingryong as he cleared his throat.

In reality, it didn’t have as much dignity as it showed.

It looked nice, but it wasn’t very efficient.

Even though it was humongous, because it had weak strength and stamina, it started to breath heavily if it walked just for a bit.

Leg that shakes when standing up for a long time. Sometimes it had a hard time just opening up its wings.

Even all that wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t in the Northern region.

Since it couldn't even take care of its own body, there wasn’t much physical ability in reality.

Still, the presence Bingryong left was far from nothing.

“Don’t be surprised too much. He’s my servant.”

Weed easily climbed up to Bingryong’s body.

He only climbed up Bingryong, but his sight became more wide.

Seoyoon and Alveron looked very small.

They were looking up at Weed for a long time.

“Huhuhu.”

Weed made an arrogant smile.

He thought his current self would look very cool.

Weed riding on an Ice Dragon!

Cape was fluttering with wind and the Armor of Tallok had more shine as well.

To make things even better, the sky was turning red with the sunset.

The scenery was perfect with lighting and items adding onto the effect.

There’s no way to look anything other than handsome when looking up from below.

Of course, he wasn’t considering Bingryong, who was barely able to endure having Weed alone get onto his back, at all.

Weed suddenly had the urge to sing.

“I can’t resist singing in such a place.”

He took out Serena’s Harp he got from Rhodium.

Diriring!

Weed’s hand moved skillfully on the harp.

The harp sang with a clear sound.

Under the sky with sunset, playing the harp while sitting on an Ice Dragon.

Isn’t this the look of a hero!

It was a beautiful scene that would only appear from a drunken poets’ stories.

Weed glanced at Seoyoon.

‘If it’s this much she might get fantasies about me.’

If he showed such capability and sense, it was possible.

Plus, if it’s this beautiful of a scenery, maybe she’ll come to like him.

Diriring. Diririri!

Weed continued to play harp looking at the sinking sun.

Drunk in the mood.

Weed’s harp playing skill wasn’t really bad.

He played few songs with the harp he had for a long time, so his skill increased.

After he played the harp Weed smiled.

His heart beat. To become a hero of this beautiful scenery. He felt excited.

Weed yelled toward Avelon and Seoyoon who were on ground.

“Let’s go to the Valley of Death. Ride on this Ice Dragon!”

"........"

Seoyoon didn’t say a word. She just took turn looking at Weed and Bingryong and stirred her head.

Weed offered once again.

“It’s fine. He’s my servant, so none of what you’re worrying about will happen. You don’t have to be afraid. You can ride him without any worries!”

They rode onto Bingryong and flew straight to the Valley of Death.

This was the transportation Weed planned on!

Alveron rode onto Bingryong without any problem.

But Seoyoon stood where she was and didn’t ride onto Bingryong.

“Hm!”

Weed felt a bit disappointed.

‘It would be a lot of help if I could bring her.’

The Berserker's focus in a battle!

He could never forget the way she massacred the monsters.

But he didn’t really think Seoyoon would be necessary.

‘I completed all the quests no matter how hard they were.’

Of course, he had to go through all kinds of hardships.

All the effort he put to somehow complete quests starting from nothing went by his head.

The memory of him fighting against the Death Knight to recover Freya’s holy item in Lavias, and the memory of taking care of the Paladins for months to exorcise the True Blood Vampires.

The exciting moment when he fought against the Legions of Undead, commanding Orcs at the Plains of Despair.

There was Mapan’s indirect help, but he was always alone in critical moments.

There was no need to be disheartened because Seoyoon wouldn’t be with him.

Weed decided.

‘If she doesn’t want to, there’s no need to force her. It’s bit of a disappointment though.’

If she says she can’t go with him, he can’t force her to go with him.

Weed told Seoyoon after making the decision.

“Rest at Morata. I’ll finish and return quickly...... Let’s go, Bingryong!”

That as a signal, Bingryong opened up his wings.

Bingryong was barely standing at that point.

Since he didn’t have any strength left in arms or legs, flying in the sky was comparatively easier for him.

With Weed and Alveron on his back, Bingryong flew up to the sky.

After about 3 hours!

“Achoo!”

“Cough!”

Weed and Alveron returned to where they started riding on Bingryong and shaking.

You have caught a serious cold.Physical ability decreased by 45%
Skill effect decreased by 60%The cold can develop into other sickness.
The maximum possible health and mana decreased.

When using Sculpting skill, there’s a possibility of sculptures breaking due to the cold.

With the cold that he never wanted to get again as a bonus!

The reason why everything turned like this was simple.

Bingryong was pretty fast in the sky.

The problem was Weed or Alveron who were riding on top of it had to shake in the cold.

It was cold enough just standing, but they flew through the sky at an incredible speed.

The higher the altitude, the temperature dropped and the wind got harsher.

In the end, they returned unable to endure any more.

As if she knew, Seoyoon was waiting at the spot with a campfire lit.

“Achoo!”

Weed approached the campfire as he coughed.

The old saying was right. If the head was bad, the body had to go through hardships.

Seoyoon thought as she lit campfire.

She was used to camping alone.

Watching carefully if there’s monsters around, she collected wood, lit the fire, and cooked an edible food.

She learned how to cook in the wooden house from the Instructor’s wife.

Since that was when she first met Weed, she can say there was some sort of deep relationship.

Cooking for only one.

She only ate to make hunger disappear, so she only had to cook little.

Recipes were simple too, so she used what she got from hunting.

If she got sick of it, then she ate bread she bought from store or picked wild berries.

Due to such, her cooking skill didn’t go over beginner level 3.

Then, she ate more than necessary as she ate Weed’s cooked food.

‘Delicious.’

It wasn’t so bad to eat food made with someone’s care instead of food made to just rid of hunger.

‘Pfft.’

When she was lightly thinking of such, she almost laughed out loud when she saw Weed and Alveron appear.

Their faces and whole bodies were covered with frost. They came back looking like poor frozen rats.

Even if it was Seoyoon, their appearance was horrible enough to make her laugh.

Weed walked with Seoyoon and Alveron toward the Valley of Death.

Using the information gotten from Morata, they moved only using safe areas.

He enjoyed fighting against monsters, but there is a right timing for everything.

They couldn't slow down to hunt while not even knowing what monsters come out from what area.

In the morning they walked while eating, and at night, they crawled into a cave or raised a tent to escape the coldness.

March full of hardship!

Since he still had a cold, he wore layers and layers of wolf leather clothes.

Additionally, there was a fierce silent mental battle.

Weed took one step back.

“Cough! The scenery here is great. Go ahead. I’ll walk slowly enjoying the view.”

Clear ice was standing out from the ground here and there.

Ice on such a wide plain was very mysterious.

Harsh wind blew on the earth covered with ice and snow.

Weed was planning to walk behind Alveron.

Alveron opened his mouth.

“Godess Freya has... achoo!... told me to be modest.”

Then took three steps back. Avelon slowly hid behind Weed.

“If you’re a Priest of the Church of Freya, you should lead the way for others.”

“My mission is to help Weed-nim. I’m sorry but I cannot stand in front of you.”

“Kuhm!”

Weed coughed very loudly.

Truthfully, the wind was coming from the front right now.

Since the one in the front would be the coldest, they were trying to stand at the back.

But the wind changed its direction and now it came from behind.

Alveron hurried his steps.

“Goddess Freya has told me to lead the way.”

“I think I heard that too, Alveron.”

“Still, you wouldn’t have as much responsibility as me who is a Priest.”

“What are you saying? Monsters might appear. I’ll take the lead.”

There was nothing around, but Weed used danger as an excuse to walk in front.

Alveron hurried his pace to avoid the cold wind.

Only Seoyoon walked silently; sometimes looking at them dumbfounded.

The wind was cold.

“Achoo!”

Faster one runs, faster stamina runs out and thus faster the coldness comes.

Weed and Avelon were buying their own misfortune.

Just like that, during the day, when it’s relatively warmer they walked; during the night they rested in a cave or at the bottom of a hill to take refuge from the wind.

Every night Weed showed off his cooking skill.

“Fish stew with plenty of garlic!”

It sounds terrible but in reality it’s a stew that tastes great.

The stew gave warm a feeling throughout the whole body.

If they didn’t even have such food, it would’ve been crazy to move while they had a cold.

Sometimes when the cold got worse because of the weather, they ate meat soaked in wine.

Countless stars shone in the unusually clear night sky.

The mealtime was the only time when they could rest and get rid of some tiredness from the harsh traveling.

Then one day after finishing their meal in a cave, Weed tried to take plates like usual.

Dalgrak.

But Seoyoon suddenly took away the plates from him.

The wooden plates that Weed created himself with currency used in Versailles Continent carved on it!

He carved in the picture to not forget that he should never forget to gain money even when he’s eating.

Weed raised his head. Seoyoon’s clear eyes were looking at him.

"........"

Weed’s chest hurt.

‘So she’s taking away my precious plates just like this. She has some good eyes for items.’

They’re not the best silver or gold plate set.

Just simple wooden plates good to hold food in.

According to rumors, there are some with jewels on them.

Verjua plates which had a price of over 6000 gold.

Unless it’s someone with overflowing money, they’re not plates that anyone can use.

Like this, good plates are often expensive.

Weed made plates himself to save money, but Seoyoon took even that from him.

But that was Weed’s delusion.

Seoyoon wasn’t trying to take it away from him.

Without saying anything she took it outside and wiped it with snow.

Seoyoon washing dishes!

Since she always got food from him, she was in her own way showing gratitude.

Bingryong!

He gracefully opened his wings and flew around the sky.

Then when he saw a monster, he landed and attacked whatever he saw.

“Kurarara!”

He fell down from the sky and viciously stumped on monsters or bit them.

There was almost no monsters left where Bingryong attacked.

It was to hunt for meals, but it was more to increase experience and fighting ability.

“I can’t stand anyone stronger than me! To be able to open my wings under this sky and over this earth, I need to be stronger.”

Bingryong knew by himself that he was a great being, but the fact that he couldn't even move his own body properly was very painful to him!

Since Bingryong’s Fighting Spirit was high, ordinary monsters froze right away.

Bingryong didn’t overlook anyone and hunted even those monsters.

Monsters gain skill experience and experience through killing.

Since it was possible for him to become even stronger depending on the effort put in, Bingryong did not rest.

“A stronger monster! To make myself stronger I need a stronger opponent! Appear, an opponent who can make my heart shake!”

Bingryong’s roar shook the ice covered earth.

The Northern region’s strong monsters.

There were plenty of boss level or strong monsters in each ice mountains.

By level, there were many over level 400 here and there.

Furthermore, in the Forest of Massacre, strong monsters that are usually very hard to meet formed a food chain and lived there.

“Kuwuwuwu!”

In the ice mountain, Bingryong stumped on weak monsters and when boss level monster really appeared he opened up his wings.

“Then see you later.”

Bingryong was a coward unlike his huge size.

Therefore, if he met an opponent similar to him or stronger than him, he ran away. He was growing in such a way.

Weed walked while clearing the snow busily.

“Alveron, just a bit more.”

“Yes.”

Last night lots of snow fell.

Thanks to that, it was harder to walk with snow piled up to their knees.

Serious cold doesn’t get better easily.

Their stamina dropped easily, so they took turns to move forward.

“Weed-nim I’m sorry. I can’t continue anymore.”

Weed and Seoyoon can manage somehow, but Alveron who was a Priest became tired easily.

“Oh well. Let’s rest for a bit.”

Progress became slower because of Alveron.

Walking on cold, frozen land consumes lots of stamina.

Alveron who had weak stamina, couldn't walk much under normal circumstances either.

But since there’s a pile of snow, he’s having more difficult time.

Around them, there were only wolves who wandered around, looking for food.

‘There should be a way. A way to move faster. We need a transportation method.’

On the Versailles Continent there are various transportation methods.

Most popular method are horses!

They’re traded commonly in towns or cities. Moreover, there are professional horse trainers.

A great horse that follows owner’s command well, or a fast horse like lightening.

Due to horses that can be used even in battles, transporting time between hunting grounds or towns could be reduced.

‘In this kind of coldness, all horses will freeze to death. Even if they survive, they wouldn’t be able to run well.’

Horses are made to run well in plains as a basis.

To run on snow and ice covered land would be too much.

Then, an idea appeared in Weed’s head!

‘That’s it! Why didn’t I think of it earlier? There’s saying chicken instead of pheasant.’

Wolves were wandering about.

When they meet Seoyoon or Weed they slowly go away. There was exceptionally a lot of wolves in this area.

Weed pleaded Seoyoon.

“Please help me catch wolves around this area.”

Seoyoon silently pulled out her sword thinking that it was for meat.

But Weed’s request was something bit different.

“You have to catch it without killing. But if possible, beat them up so they’ll think dying is better.”

"........"

Seoyoon took out her sword and beat up the wolves just enough.

To hunt wolves they didn’t even need to use skills.

Woof! Woof!

If monsters have intelligence, they choose to run away when against an impossibly stronger opponent.

When life dropped, scared wolves started to run away.

Seoyoon chased after wolves and broke their legs without any hesitation. It was to immobilize them.

Wolves sliding on an ice rink.

After becoming unable to fight, they were only waiting to die.

Then Weed approached them.

“Oh my, you poor things doesn’t it hurt?

Wolves showed cautiousness.

It was human. One of the humans who made them like that approached them.

But Weed did not kill the wolves.

He applied herbs to the wounds and bandaged them.

Grrrrr!

Most animals would feel thankful.

But still, wolves did not abandon their violent side.

When their body recovered, they bared their fangs to bite off Weed.

Like a wild animal, it couldn’t trust a human.

Weed backed up silently.

“Look like you’re better, I will be going. Someone of your kind may be in pain somewhere after all.”

Usually he would hunt wolves down with joy, but Weed backed up without getting too greedy.

Grrr, Gr Gr Gr!

Wolves tried hard to stand up using their four legs.

It was time for them to go back to the base.

Then Seoyoon came again. Then she beat up the Wolves without a word.

Like that, the Wolves got beat up and Weed cured them for several weeks.

So one hits, then one cures to make them feel thankful to them.

lick lick.

A young Wolf looked at him and licked his hand.

“Yeah. Good boy.”

Weed touched the wolves head.

He gave him a specially dried fish.

Now, most Wolves wagged their tail.

Sometimes they showed their stomach.

They’ve been tamed!

They came to follow Weed.

But still, there were some who did not accept Weed until the end.

In a way, those were captain level of wolves.

Those kinds of ones Weed silently took them to the back of the hill, holding their neck.

“Hoohoohoo, you good boys. You must be hurt a lot. Then I should treat your wound with even more care.”

I think it’s better to treat you over there than here.”

Soft smile and caring eyes!

There is no way to know what happened there, but when Weed came back his bags were a bit more packed.

The amount of meat and leather increased.

To the wolves, nightmarish events were happening.

GhingGhingGhing!

Wolves cuddled up to Weed when he returned, not knowing anything.

Alveron and Seoyoon felt a chill going up their spines, but Weed only had angelic smile on his face.

“Yes, you cute little things.”

They were wolves that already got used to Weed’s touch and food.

“Eat lots.”

Weed gave wolves more than enough food.

When wolves were eating, he quickly made something using wood and monster tendon.

“I should make the bottom with steel blades to make it move forward easily and I should tie the tendon three times so wolves can’t get away.”

The object Weed made using his Smithing and Sewing skills to the fullest!

Even when it was put over their bodies, wolves did not resist at all.

Then it was completed.

Sled led by wolves!

It had different a shape from the chariot.

Tens of wolves lead from the front in a group, and the sled was made to slide over ice.

Since it was low, there was less resistance from wind, and because there were no wheels, it could slide over ice.

He made transportation that fit to the Northern region.

Weed commanded wolves to move forward.

The sled moved fast, sliding over snow and ice.

It gave incomparable joy to horse riding or any other transportation.

Fast enough speed and stability!

Alveron and Seoyoon could relax and enjoy the scenery.

Still, even if there’s a sled, moving during the night was risky.

Not only were there strong monsters, the Versailles Continent was very unpredictable, so if they got swept away by a blizzard, it would be hard to survive.

At times like that, they needed to rest in warm caves.

Awoooooo!

Remorseful cries of wolves that rings every night.

After four days like that, they could arrive at the Valley of Death soon.

Weed first checked the geographic shape of the valley.

‘ It’s high, and it’s very dangerous.’

With the valley in the middle, there were very steep cliffs.

After the valley, there was a huge mountain.

Although it was not as dangerous as Yuroki mountain, it was a mountain covered in snow and ice.

Plus, plenty of monsters were on the top of the cliffs as if to prove that the name the Valley of Death was not for nothing.

“Keukuakuakua!”

Ice Troll with exceptional physical recovery with its body most fit to cold environment.

Ice Trolls that usually are active in one or two numbers, were gathered in the hundreds in here.

Unlike the green ordinary trolls, Ice Trolls were white like snow, but their long arms and disgusting muscle body were the same.

The Ice Troll is a high level monster of over lever 320.

Additionally, because they live in cold region, there are not many who have hunted them before; and due to troll’s exceptional recovery rate, it was a very difficult monster to hunt.

“Kyao! Kyao!”

“Kuahah!”

After finding Weed and Seoyoon, the Ice Trolls yellowed out in disappointment.

The Ice Trolls that enjoyed violence and massacre wanted to fight Weed and Seoyoon, but since the cliff was too steep, they couldn’t go down and could only yell.

“Come here. Come up. I’ll hug you. Do you have the confidence to spend the night of temptation with me? Then come.”

“Spend the long night with us. It’s so cold here. Please hug me with your warm embrace.”

Lamia with female humanoid body!

With bright attractive smile, they were tempting Weed and Alveron.

They point using their slender fingers. As if they’d make any man’s dream come true!

But if your eyes drift down to their lower half, one can only shake their head.

Lamia’s lower half was like a snake.

Gradually thickening snake’s body plus a long tail!

The Lamia had a fighting ability like the Ice Troll and high intelligence as well. She was a highly difficult monster to handle.

Like this, there weren’t only Lamia and Ice Troll.

Lizardman and Lizardking!

Evil Spirit Soldier that are protecting the Valley of Death.

Servant Evil spirit tracker, Priest of Diverse, it was full of local monsters as well.

“I have nothing go easily.”

Weed muttered unconsciously.

There was no way such fun will happen like massacring all the monsters at bottom of the valley.

Rather, reversely, they needed to attack monsters on the top of the valley.

Weed and Seoyoon started to investigate around the Valley of Death.

Then, they were able to find a castle not far from the valley.

Niffleheim Kingdom’s Vent Castle!

This was definitely what the Morata residents were talking about.

‘They said the Kingdom’s knights reside there.’

The old castle was build using rectangular rocks.

Although there were many broken places due to time, but... yes.

“Do not come near!”

yelled the soldier on top of the castle wall.

There were some places where human cannot live.

The Soldier’s Armor was on the verge of collapsing.

Weed could wear such armor. He had no intention letting items go to waste.

“Do not approach me!”

“ We have come to help you all!”

Weed yelled, but no one listened.

“I don’t know what kind of monster you are but I’m not getting fooled anymore!”

“We are human and we would like to enter.”

“Shut up! If you come any more near, we’ll attack!”

Then an urgent bell sound came.

The soldiers were aiming at Seoyoon.

"........"

Weed became speechless. They had no trust.

In such situations, the most necessary lesson is now.

Weed looked at Alveron. Alveron knew those eyes...

“As a Priest of the Church of Freya, I have learned recovery and blessing magic professionally. I will stand for them.”

“The Church of Freya? We don’t trust anyone. We’ll attack if you approach any more.”

Vent Castle did not allow anyone to approach.

Even if Weed is famous, it didn't reach the castle.

For Fame to spread, it needs to be passed from person to person, but since Vent castle has no communication with the outside world, it is useless.

‘I can’t go in here.’

Weed could do nothing but to leave Vent Castle behind.

There was no way to get in, and there was no need to.

‘It's a poor castle anyway. Even if I force my way in, I’ll just get robbed like in Morata or cut down to pieces."

Weed came back to the Valley of Death, preparing to attack;
at that moment, they found him.

“Kuahahahahahahah!”

Wyverns screamed due to coldness.

The expensive Geumini flew through the sky and they finally arrived.

“Yes, you worked hard.”

Weed touched them both.

Then using the wolf leather he had, he made clothes for the Wyverns.

Just that due to poor the condition of the materials, the quality of the clothes was way lower than usual.

Wah-il, Wah-thul, Wah-sam, Wah-oh, Wah-yook, Wah-chil!

Originally Wyverns have vicious personality, but the ones born from sculptures were different.

“My clothes are more pretty!”

“Look at my leather clothes’ color!”

As expected from artistic Wyverns they were showing off their clothes.

Wolf leather that hasn’t been properly taken care of.

Ripped loose, low level leather made cover-up cloth.

Wyverns were very happy wearing it.

“Definitely, our master’s the best!”.

The gift cleared away all the hatred they had toward Weed for making them fly all the way to the Northern Province, and even made them feel thankful to him for making them the clothes.

In truth, Weed complained while he was making clothes with wolf leather.

“Unable to do anything because the weather’s bit cold. Useless bunch!”

For them to move normally, he had to make them clothes.

So, he was forced to make them without putting even an ounce of care in making them.

“GolGolGol.”

Geumini whose body is entirely gold got some clothes from him.

The clothes that Weed wore during his noob years!

He gave Geumini the sword and armors which had the lowest possible durability and could only be sustained through countless numbers of fixing and fixing again.

Equipments handed down for generations.

The Wyverns and Geumini had pathetic appearances for having a cheap and stingy owner.

Still, the Wyverns held their heads up.

“My clothes are prettiest!”

“Nope. My clothes. My clothes are even more pretty!”

“Wanna fight me?”

“Yes, fight!”

Violent Wyverns trying to fight each other saying that their clothes are the best!

“My clothes are the best. GolGolGol!”

Even Guemini joined the fight to not lose its pride and took out his sword.

One was a Clay Sword. The useful sword Weed acquired in Lavias!

Another sword was a great one.

Agatha’s Sacred Sword from the Church of Freya!

He auctioned away another one, but he gave the one left to Geumini.

Using both swords and attacking opponent like a lightening was Geumini’s specialty.

It was when Weed’s underlings were trying to fight with their pride on line.

“Kurarararara!”

Bingryong appeared with an amazing roar!

The long humongous body that is hundreds of meters long.

The open mouth that looks like it’ll launch out a Breath any time!

Detailedly depicted beard.

Moving its long tail left and right, Bingryong flew through the sky in high speed.

“Kurararara!”

He roared with force once again.

Due to the force of the moment, the Wyverns and Geumini couldn’t move.

Compared to the enormous Bingryong Wavyer’s huge body looked like a child’s toy.

As Bingryong approached, the Wyverns and Geumini bowed their head.

They have completely accepted Bingryong as the top in their league.

Kuung!

Bingryong landed heavily with force. The ground where he landed shook as if an earthquake happened.

He was showing off.

That confident and pompous appearance!

But Bingryong’s legs couldn’t bear the weight.

CheulPuDuk!

Bingryong feel on the ground right then.

It desparately moved its short legs. It tried to get up using its wings too, but it wasn’t easy.

Not only was the ground slippery, it lacked strength to make its huge body stand up.

Suddenly the mood became cold.

Where the Wyverns, Geumini, and Bingryong were, an endless coldness flowed.

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  1. i did not expect that the ice drwagon was 300 meter, 50-75 ok, but not 300

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    1. Every time the author gives a big number he has to multiply it with 10...
      "Let's make an epic dragon... hmm it should be 30...*cough* 300 meters long!" (30 not epic ofc)
      Same with the orcs and guilds... it's a popular game and all but in my eyes it just becomes meaningless if you put out absurd numbers... A million orcs?? Going with 100 000 would have been acceptable in my opinion.
      But he wouldn't be THE GOD WEED if it wasn't at least that much :)
      SHUT UP AND ENJOY THE STORY :)

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    2. I agree that it feel somewhat strange too. The author has its fair share of "the bigger the better" but if we are going to make a war look like a war it has to be big. I still find one million orcs acceptable because of their high reproduction rate and the only thing i feel strange about is how big a place must be to hold that many orcs (but again, if the entire world is playing and there are undiscovered areas, Royal Road needs to be twice or thrice as big as Earth). However, it's still a better feeling than when you play Skyrim, in which a big army is composed of less than 30 soldiers and every big city has just as much people as that big army (if you are to count the guards).

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    3. one of the biggest land dinosaurs is 70m long. So that dragon is basically Godzilla sized

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    4. Eiffel Tower with a height of 300 meters =))

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    5. i think its 300 ft that would make sense

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    6. I think back to Lord of the Rings and the Battle for Helms Deep which depicts a siege involving 10,000 orcs....now imagine 1,000,000 that's just crazy talk even for fiction

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    7. Now pay your 300$ subscription fee per month.

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    8. I think it is feet and not meters,converting 300 feet gives 91.44 meters it makes more sense this way.

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    9. $30 subscription fee?.. not enough, lets multiply that by 10! But yeah.. if that dragons really 300 meters long it's the size of small towns. It'd be no wonder why it couldn't stand up but not sure how exactly weed would be able to climb onto it at that point, and it would've taken more than a month to carve something like that.

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    10. Agreement upon 300 feet.

      300 meters is just... --"

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    11. The author is Korean, why the hell would he use feet?...

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    12. Well i think its original size is 150m (that's actually a standart for dragons in various LN's them being the mightiest beings, right after gods that is) it got to 300 after absorbing frost of the north.

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    13. It can't be 300 meter..i think it's translator's fault with the unit 'meter' or maybe number '300'....And about orc and elves it was 100 000 orcs not 1 million orcs(1 000 000) because after the fight with elves and orcs 100 000 orcs were alive ...so apparently either it was translator's big mistake or author big mess.......

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  2. Awh... I like the ice dragon! He's so cute! All Weed's sculptures are adorawrble! It's the personality, man. The personality.

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    1. too bad they had weed as their owner...

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    2. "I think it’s better to treat you over there than here.”
      Soft smile and caring eyes!
      There is no way to know what happened there, but when Weed came back his bags were a bit more packed.
      The amount of meat and leather increased."

      Omg Weed. He slaughtered the wolves who didn't obey him.

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    3. “Yes, you cute little things.”
      They were wolves that already got used to Weed’s touch and food.
      “Eat lots.”
      Weed gave wolves more than enough food.

      Am I the only one who thinks that he fed them the wolf meat...?

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    4. @Anonymous#4 I thought the same thing (also this made me laugh " over lever 320." and yes "lever" was there i didn't retype.

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    5. Yeah, pretty sure he had them cannibalize and got them addicted to the taste of their own meat.

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    6. It was mentioned the first time that Weed gave them fish... remember, wolf meat isn't the only meat he caught...

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  3. the the most disappointing dragon i ever see

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    1. * the most disapointing dragon you ever read about*

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    2. Lol , sometime when i read this novel an image pop up in my mind

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    3. Could be worse, at least he can still fly, and he has some legit fighting spirit + magic stats apparently.

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  4. NEED A PICTURE!!! Oh well, Thanks for the Chapter.

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    1. I imagined the dragon as the large blue dragon flight dragons and the wyverns as protodrakes(since wyverns have their arms as wings) from WoW.

      But yes, it needs pictures, though we might be able to see them if the webtoon adaptation stays strong.

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    2. The Picture at the very beginning of each Chapter .

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    3. http://imgur.com/pkyltqN

      I just made it and now that i think; maybe 300m is a bit too much but it could be possible.

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    4. nice :) but shouldn't his legs be smaller?
      I kind of imagined him as more pathetic

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    5. I think it's meant to be an eastern stylized dragon (I. E. Chinese dragon) over a western one.

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    6. You want picture? http://img15.deviantart.net/d318/i/2014/103/7/1/lms__ice_dragon_by_ananovik-d7ebmj1.jpg thars a picture for ya.

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    7. @TheZanzou That picture looks very similar to the scene portrayed in this chapter!

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  5. Well i'll be damned, a 300m ice dragon that
    CAN'T STAND FOR LONG ! XD

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  6. Am I the only one who face palmed when Weed tried to impress Seoyoon by introducing his servant dragon? -sigh- Ah well, still gotta love him xD

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    1. If he was more of an idiot, he would have tried impressing her with an enlivened ice version of her. Oh god that would have been the best.

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    2. No, if he was a real idiot he would have f actually song

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    3. Oh man... since RoyalRoad has some "Mature options" and he can give life to his creations i have some funny ideas... *cough* *cough*
      He just have to think which material to use for a better plea-- performance.

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    4. Just think how much money a strip club could make

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  7. Weed raised his head. Seoyoon’s clear eyes were looking at him.
    "........"
    Weed’s chest hurt.
    ‘So she’s taking away my precious plates just like this. She has some good eyes for items.’
    LOL xD Weed and his Seoyoonfobia

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    1. i wonder how many chapters till he cure his paranoia

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  8. Amazing! How cute Bingryong is! I want a pet like him! ^^

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    1. No you don't he would cost a fortune to feed.

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    2. Yeah... Totally cute 300 m big monster... I am sure you would put something as cute as him to your handbag.

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    3. Never doubt the bottomless pit that is a women's purse. It's scary to see them pull items out for 30 minutes and be like where in the fuck did that spawn from!?

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  9. Image I conjured after reading the ice dragon description: elephant on kangaroo legs

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  10. The show he put on with the ice dragon was so embarassing...

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  11. I laughed so hard at Weed and Alveron trying to avoid the cold by using the other as a buffer zone.
    When the wind was blowing in front Alveron was chillin in the rear, but when the winds started coming from behind he was all "I hear Freya calling me to lead the way" and Weed was all "You know, I think that I hear that too!". OMG priceless. XD

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  12. wtf. they flew for three hours at extream speed (minimum 20 mph probable more like 80+mph) thats at least 60 miles traveled and then they get cold and land...? seoyoon is there waiting for them w/ fire.... bull it has already been established that she logs out every few hours for, if i remember correctly 2 hours at a time. how did she travel 60 miles minimum through thick snowand have enough time to make a fire? and how did the pope kid get sick the auther wrote 2 or 3 times by now that his robe protect him from the elements? it didn't say 'partially protects'.

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    1. They planned to fly all the way, but they returned to the original spot because they found out they could not handle flying. Seoyoon was still waiting at their original location, because she knew that would happen

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    2. Also if i remember correctly she logged out every 4 hours and was gone for another 2 then returned.

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    3. The robe doesn't cover his entire body so there should still be parts that get cold. And nothing is truly proofed against anything. There are fireproof things you can burn with high enough heat, deep enough in the water and waterproof things will fail. I imagine if you get a strong enough wind his robes will start to fail as well :p

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  13. wtf. they flew for three hours at extream speed (minimum 20 mph probable more like 80+mph) thats at least 60 miles traveled and then they get cold and land...? seoyoon is there waiting for them w/ fire.... bull it has already been established that she logs out every few hours for, if i remember correctly 2 hours at a time. how did she travel 60 miles minimum through thick snowand have enough time to make a fire? and how did the pope kid get sick the auther wrote 2 or 3 times by now that his robe protect him from the elements? it didn't say 'partially protects'.

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  14. wow im shocked no one said any thing about her the washing dishes

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    1. Like what? Seoyoon perfect waifu material? Cause that's something that shouldn't need to be said.

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    2. Cleaning the living room like a berserkeru.

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    3. and no complainings since she's silent

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  15. a million orcs seems pretty legit the population of Houston is 2.96 million people and its just a city, i think the population of that province on that continent is pretty legit (plus orcs have a high birth rate so its possible) but 300 METERS?! there is no way that dragon is 300 meters tall, i think they mean feet, cause if it were 300 meters tall thats like climbing the effiel tower and if weed were to dig out the effiel tower covered in snow there is NO WAY in hell it would only tell 2 days, but weed is a god so it might be possible... still bs tho. also weed is kind of a straight dick lol, he didn't want to feed orphans even tho he was in that same situation himself so u would think he would have a little bit of humanity, and its not like he is spending real money just ingame gold and it takes him like a day at most to make like 7k so he shouldnt be tripping, also he is a savage the disobedient wolves he just slaughtered, not that i have a problem with that it reminded me of him using the horse a sacrifice for the beetle to get his class xD still wondering if the horse is actually dead or if he healed it and let it free (probably the first one knowing weed)

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    1. Arse survived the poison and Weed returned him to the stables. He didn't want to anger the commander by losing the horse he was lent.

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    2. Not 300 meters tall, 300 meters long. height should be considerably less than that since it's most likely lengthy like your standard asian image dragon, and it's tail+neck should be considered into that. most likely it's about 20m tall which would create the illusion of a small mountain but not one that couldn't be climbed.

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  16. Thanks for the chapter.

    Seriously'? Weed wasted weeks to tame the wolves? it wouldn't be more productive to just travel in their own? also, even if they could only fly for some hours each day it would have been faster tan walk. And Seoyoon refused to travel with them doesn't make too much sense. Weed could just make an other servent like a ice/stone elefant in order to travel in the earth too, it would be faster than the wolver.

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    1. if you ever watch documentary about south pole expedition you know that walking on thick ice without ski equipment for long distance is hard. in a week you probably only progress a few km

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  17. Weed approached the campfire as he coughed.

    The old saying was right. If the head was bad, the body had to go through hardships.

    Seoyoon thought as she lit campfire.

    I kept chuckling from this even when eating dinner.

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