Chapter 21 - Adrenaline
I was camouflaged as I looked up to the peak of the huge orange monolith that was [Solael's Castle]. I was planning on diving into this dungeon multiple times today, knowing that this orange hue will quickly change to blue and cause some unwanted attention to shift over here
But I wasn't worried too much currently. My strength could be considered great, and I didn't see another case like Anderson crazily appearing to bring me any issues.
I stopped thinking so much and looked forward to seeing how long I would clear this dungeon that took an 'Elite Hunter Squad' of this city more than half a day to go through. A dungeon with 1 floor holding a huge castle that had 20 extremely large rooms and 1 BOSS hall...I was looking forward to it!
I placed my hand on one of the squares of the monolith with bubbling enthusiasm as I was transferred to the plains that showed a castle on the horizon.
All the active skills were activated, making my body shine with an inordinate amount of colors. I also activated [Whirlwind] as gales of wind also began appearing around me, making me disappear from the spot I was standing just as I put some force on my feet
I was propelled upwards for more than 10 meters as my figure breezed towards the castle. I couldn't help but let a laugh escape my lips as I fell towards the ground and rebounded only to be thrown forward even faster. I had to adapt to this crazy level of strength and speed that the skills and my increased attributes were giving me as I moved forward.
I couldn't control my descent from my last jump and managed to smash into the huge door of the castle, disrupting its serene peace and waking up the first 10 statues in the first room
I dashed towards them as if I was possessed and finally cast [Smite]! 10 golden swords of light appeared above me even faster than when I cast it the first time, hanging imposingly as they waited for my command
"Strike down!" I couldn't help myself as I said these words out loud and the 2-meter long golden sword barreled down towards the oncoming statues
A blinding light exploded out as the golden sword struck down the incoming statues, causing dust and rubble to fly about as I breathed heavily and watched the scene clear. Only stones were left shattered on the ground
Haha...Haha! I couldn't help but laugh at the ridiculousness of it. In less than a second, all the rank C monsters were dead! I was even more confident while thinking about all the skills that enhanced my damage, cast and attack speed, as well as [Increased Penetration] that let me further ignore the defenses of monsters.
I felt the rush and adrenaline coursing through me as the room was completed in under a minute and pushed off from where I stood to head towards the large door to the next room.
I blasted in and saw the now 11 statues move about as another 10 golden blades appeared above me. They targeted the nearest 10 as I moved at high speeds and quickly appeared in front of the 11th, moving my hand around speedily as I plastered multiple [Explosive Rune]s on its body and commanded them to explode right in front of me
I loved watching the huge explosions occur when I was near and observed the huge impact blasting out the statue's body. The entire force was negated by the now 100 proficiency skill [Arcanist's Sphere of Protection] that wasn't really a sphere anymore and hugged my body as if it was another layer of skin
The room was once again cleared in a few seconds my breathing increased and I rushed into the 3rd room. 10 statues were quickly obliterated by another cast of [Smite] and I moved close to the remaining 2 statues and cast [Flames of Torment].
The long pillar of flames had a darker color after reaching 100, its flames coagulated together tightly as if they were a thick viscous material. It was rotating the moment I cast it in its long linear form, causing hot suffocating winds to fly out. I threw the thick cable of flames forward and they literally melted the statues the moment they came in contact
I stopped for a second to catch my breath as I just cleared 3 rooms out the 20 in under 5 minutes. A childish smile wouldn't leave my face as I continued on forward to the fourth.
The next rooms were cleared in a similar fashion, starting out with [Smite] and following with either [Explosive Rune] or [Flames of Torment]. Starting from the 10th room, I just cast another [Smite] the moment the first 10 statues were shattered by the first cast, finishing them in record time
I was now standing in front of the huge door that led to the BOSS room and I tried collecting myself as I impatiently went in. The TITAN was as humongous as usual, frighteningly boasting its 10-meter size. The 10 guards standing by its side couldn't even respond as 10 golden swords smashed into them the moment I entered
The huge beast opened its blank eyes the moment the guards were destroyed and began coming towards me, its huge steps causing the ground tremble. I watched the BOSS menacingly come towards me as 10 swords of light appear, then another 10, and another 10 as [Smite] was repeatedly cast three times
I commanded the first 10 to shoot towards the BOSS in a tight-nit circular formation. They smashed onto his chest, stopping his advance and pushing him back. The next 10 flew up one after another to repeatedly strike the same area I was focusing on the TITAN's head, blasting onto him and pushing him back even further. The last 10 flew in and surrounded the neck around a few meters away and rushed forward while it was still disoriented
Before it could even roar or do anything else, the 10 golden swords closed in on its neck from all directions
The TITAN wobbled for a few seconds before a pillar of thick flames wrapped around the nearly destroyed neck and squeezed in, melting everything it came in contact with. Another second passed before a loud crash was heard in the huge hall. The TITAN's head now lay on the ground. Not even a minute had passed.
I watched this unbelievable scene in front of me as if it wasn't something that I had just done. The huge BOSS that needed an entire party to hunt had taken me less than a minute to take down
I let out an embarrassingly loud triumphant howl after accepting the scene in front of me and reveled in it once more. Around 20 minutes total had passed and the castle was completely cleared. A green crystal rose as a shining pile of loot appeared beside the boss
From then on, I kept on repeating [Solael's Castle] like a madman. 8 hours later, I had impossibly cleared the dungeon more than 24 times, my clearing averaging 3 times in one hour.
At the end, I held in my storage rings a ton of rank C [Core]s, 15 rank C skills, 1 rank B skill, and 5 new [Item]s