At the very first day of my second week of stay in the forest, I departed from the cave as I started practicing the most prized footwork that I found in my house.
For some reason it was hidden behind a shabby book, and If I didn't check every other book at least once, I would have missed it.
The name of this footwork was 'Storm Steps', it was divided into three chapters. However, I could only practice the first chapter 'Swift steps' partially, while the other two chapters were somewhat of an impossible feat with my current stats and abilities.
After testing the first chapter out, I could somehow tell that it needed at least an agility stat of 20 which I was barely able to achieve, and thus I decided to start my practice of it within this week of herb & information gathering.
The principle of 'Swift steps' wasn't very hard unlike the rest of the chapters, it applied the support of the wind and bodily agility to almost double my speed, so it shouldn't be too hard to acquire it by the end of the week.
The bone dagger which had a sharpened crocodile scale as its tip, was dripping cold dark brown blood. This was the result of a snake's ambush, when I was grabbing a certain herb.
Although I was trying to be cautious, I wasn't cautious enough. This was all new to me after all, and if I didn't react fast thanks to my recent trained senses, I would have already been poisoned.
Such a result was to be expected for the first day of my exploration in the swamp, but since then I decided to add honing my senses to my training plan. Although it might slow me down at first, it was a vital thing to do.
Four days later.....
['Vital Dagger Strike' has reached lv.5]
I was met with several ambushes through the last three days, which helped advance my dagger art faster. I also became much more capable at anticipating the ambushes within a certain range, thanks to the latest addition to my training routine. Fortunately, that wasn't the end of it.
[You have awakened a new stat.]
[You have acquired the 'Perception' stat.]
A completely new stat!
The sense training not only contributed much to my mission, but it also, according to my prediction, reached the threshold of being acknowledged as a stat.
I decided the rush the mapping starting from now on. I needn't prolong it any further, as I had already collected enough herbs for the quests.
It was a week since I started collecting herbs and adventuring through the swamp.
As I had already collected enough herbs for the quests, I was now collecting some for my personal use.
As for the map, it was on the verge of completeness, it was almost time to start real hunt…..
[You have acquired 'Swift steps' lv.1]
[You have created the special skill 'Mental Map' lv.1]
['Omni-Mastery' lv.2 (65% -> 80%)]
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