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Chapter 4: Worth

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DAILY QUESTS :

COMPLETED

• GETTING STRONGER (1):

[ INTRODUCTION ]: You are undernourished you need to consume more calories.

[ TASK ]: Consume food items to gain: 3000 calories.

[ PROGRESS ]: 3109/3000 calories consumed.

• GETTING STRONGER (2):

[ INTRODUCTION ]: Your body has low resistance towards abnormalities. Increase your physical and mental resistance.

[ TASK ]: Exercise for 2 hours, run 2 km and stay in plank position for 5 minutes.

[ PROGRESS ] :

Exercise duration (in hours): 2/2

Running (in KM): 3.57/3

Plank duration (in minutes): 5/5

[ REWARDS FOR COMPLETION ] :

• 50 EXP

• 3 Attribute points

• 2 Potential points

<Claim rewards>

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"Claim," Arnold said, grabbing a towel to wipe the sweat off him.

•You've gained 50 EXP. Current EXP: 50/100•

•You've gained 3 attribute points•

•You've gained 2 potential points•

"I pretty much know what the attribute points are for but how do I use the 'potential' points?"

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<Attribute points can be used to increase your stats>

<Potential points can be used to either level up your HP/Mana or to level up your skills>

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"I've got a passive that increases HP every time I level up so using potential points to increase HP, would be a waste. However... I don't know whether the mana would increase as I level up as well..." Arnold was in deep thought about what to do with the potential points he had when another system message popped up.

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Since no MOULDING ABILITIES are found which can increase your mana. The system will use the standard increasing rate.

STANDARD MANA INCREASE: 100 per 5 levels gained.

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"But that's way too slow! I wouldn't be able to use my skills freely this way." He complained, but none of his cries were heard. "I need to find one of these 'Moulding abilities' which can increase the mana, but till then I'll have to keep using potential points to increase the mana."

Seeing no other way to increase the mana, Arnold decided to use a potential point to increase his mana.

•1 Potential point used on <Mana>•

•Mana increased by 100 points•

•Current Mana: 220•

"I should level up some skills as well, but then I have so many skills that I want to level up..." He opened his skill list and analysed the listed skills. "So far the only S rank ability I have is [ELEMENTAL SUMMONING: FROST GOLEM], according to the description when this ability is used it summons 4 Frost Golems and these can be used for a variety of uses. This looks good."

He then used the last potential point he had, to level up the ability.

•1 Potential point used•

•The ability : [ELEMENTAL SUMMONING: FROST GOLEM] has been upgraded•

•[ELEMENTAL SUMMONING: FROST GOLEM] is now at Level 2•

"I've got a week to level up my abilities..." An evil smile appeared on his face.

*****

A WEEK LATER...

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You've levelled up!

Current level: 11

Your rank has been increased to D

You've achieved a new rank.

Rewards :

ALL STATS : + 10

<You can view your stats in the main interface>

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The reason he was able to level up so fast was because of the random side quests that the system kept on giving him. Mostly these missions were easy to accomplish and gave a high amount of experience as rewards.

"Open the interface."

Although Arnold had already completed the daily quest, he was still doing push-ups, because he had found a hidden function of the system which made his stats increase faster. He observed that if he carried on with the exercise, running and other stuff even after the limit was reached, he could gain additional attribute points which were automatically added to some specific stats. For example, for every additional kilometre he ran, he got 2 points of agility, for every additional hour he exercised, he gained 2 points of strength and he got an additional point of stamina for every extra minute he could plank for.

Apart from these random gains, he also noticed at every time he levelled up, he gained 4 attribute points and 2 potential points, which he had saved till now and was planning to use them once he ranked up to D.

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NAME: Arnold Ling

TITLE: None

LEVEL: 11

RANK : D

SPECIAL SKILL: ???????

AFFINITY: Ice (Wind and Water), Earth

HP : 930/930

MANA : 420/420

EXP : 0/500

STRENGTH (STR) : 32

STAMINA (STA) : 30

INTELLIGENCE (INT) : 20

AGILITY (AGI) : 35

ACCURACY (ACC) : 19

EVADE (EVD) : 18

CHARISMA (CHA): 15

ABILITIES :

• [ESSENCE OF LIFE] (lvl : 1)

• [POSEIDON'S BLESSING] (lvl : 1)

• [STATIC RAGE] (lvl : 1)

• [RAPID FLASH] (lvl : 1)

• [ELEMENTAL CONTROL : ICE] (lvl : 1)

• [ICY VEIL] (lvl : 1)

• [ELEMENTAL SUMMONING : FROST GOLEM] (lvl : 2)

• [FROZEN LANCE] (lvl : 1)

• [ELEMENTAL CONTROL : EARTH] (lvl : 1)

• [WILL OF EARTH] (lvl : 1)

• [??????] (lvl : MAX) Status : locked

ATTRIBUTE POINTS REMAINING: 53

POTENTIAL POINTS REMAINING: 30

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After pondering for some time, he decided to be a mage since he had so many spells that can cause a high amount of damage to his enemies. So he used 20 attribute points to increase his intelligence to 40 as intelligence was one of the core attributes for mages, he added another 11 points to improve his accuracy to 30, 12 points to increase his evasion to 30 and the remaining 10 points to increase his charm to 25.

To solve the issue of mana, he used 10 potential points to increase his mana by 1000 points and as for the abilities, he left it to the system.

"Use the remaining potential points to level up the abilities. Prioritise ice abilities first, then the ones having a higher rank. Be sure to upgrade every ability at least one time." He ordered the system.

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REQUEST ACKNOWLEDGED.

Calibrating...

Calibrating...

Calibrating...

After successful allocation of points your abilities will be as follows:

• [ESSENCE OF LIFE] (lvl : 2)

• [POSEIDON'S BLESSING] (lvl : 3)

• [STATIC RAGE] (lvl : 3)

• [RAPID FLASH] (lvl : 2)

• [ELEMENTAL CONTROL : ICE] (lvl : 3)

• [ICY VEIL] (lvl : 3)

• [ELEMENTAL SUMMONING : FROST GOLEM] (lvl : 4)

• [FROZEN LANCE] (lvl : 3)

• [ELEMENTAL CONTROL : EARTH] (lvl : 3)

• [WILL OF EARTH] (lvl : 3)

• [??????] (lvl : MAX) Status : locked

PROCEED WITH ALLOTMENT?

• Yes or •No

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"Do it," he answered and got up to go and shower.

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Your abilities have been upgraded.

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He proceeded towards the shower but then he got a phone call from the guild manager, who informed him about his disciplinary trial.

"Why are they so stressed about it all? Wasn't suspending me for a week enough?"

Saying that he was annoyed would've been the understatement of the year. Anyway, he had to go to the guild so he took a quick shower, wore the same clothes he had when he went to meet Nicole, and headed towards the guild.

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When he reached the guild, he saw the party he was a member of, entering the guild headquarters. Most probably they were returning after clearing a dungeon because they were all wearing their battle gear.

EL saw Arnold and started berating him in front of everyone. Since EL was like a golden child for the guild, no one tried to stop him except Alice, who said something to EL and everyone quietly went inside the meeting room where Arnold's disciplinary trial was about to take place. Alice then walked towards him.

She looked really beautiful in her white and black maiden gear. Her red hair complimented her green eyes and her fair complexion. She was also one of the only people who knew about his sister and even offered to help him many times but Arnold always declined because he didn't want to shove his burden onto someone else.

"Hi Arnold!" she said cheerfully, "have you been working out recently?"

"A little bit..." He replied scratching the back of his head, a tinge of red could be seen on his cheeks, "So you guys went to clear a dungeon?"

"Yeah, nothing special just a green dungeon that popped up close by."

"That's cool..."

"You guys are coming inside or NOT!" The manager shouted from the gate of the meeting room, after that, they headed quietly into the room.

It was very dark inside the room but several chairs could be seen being lined up next to each other. Several people were sitting on them and were waiting for Arnold to enter the room. The moment Arnold walked in, several lamps lit up.

"Thank you for coming on such short notice, Mr Ling," The man sitting in the middle chair spoke up, "I'm John Beckett, Vice president, of the Flying swords. Today you've been called here to discuss a couple of things. First of all, let's talk about the little stunt you pulled a week ago, I personally think you should be ashamed of your behaviour and you should apologise to EL and the others. But James, the guild manager, told me that you've already been punished for it so I can't really do anything about it, and you can consider the problem to be over, thus you can join the guild and work starting tomorrow

"Secondly, and the main reason I've summoned you here is regarding your sister and her treatment. Miguel, a warrior from your party, needs the facilities that the government hospital can provide, but sadly they cannot take even one patient who is suffering from Andrea syndrome. So the higher-ups have decided that, since you're not worthy or as important as Miguel for us, we'll have to discharge your sister from the hospital so that Miguel's father can avail the faculty and treatment instead.

"We're sorry for the sudden announcement, but we won't be providing any kind of support to your sis-"

"You want to know my worth..." Arnold interrupted the vice president.

"Sorry? Could you repeat what you said?"

"I said, you want to know my worth?" Arnold calmly repeated himself.

All of a sudden, the temperature inside the room started to drop and slowly got covered in ice and snow. Everyone was confused about what was going on. Everyone was shivering due to the cold, but the only one who seemed unaffected by the cold was Arnold.

"I'll show you exactly what my worth is!"


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