Possessing Nothing - Chapter 5
There were various species of monsters in the forest. There were monsters that could communicate in simple sentences and others that couldn’t speak at all. For hunting purposes, the latter were easier to kill. They were the monsters that relied solely on instinct like giant rabbits and boars.
Ah. Of course, they weren’t actually rabbits or boars- they just looked like them.
It was easier to hunt those. However, hunting monsters with a higher intellect reaped bigger rewards. Goblins and orcs may be hard to fight, but he would receive a lot of profit in return if the hunt succeeded.
The teeth of Goblins and Orcs were used as ingredients for various magical equipment. Their crude equipment would earn him money if he sold them to an armory. If he was lucky, he would be able to meet a monster carrying money, although that was a rare occurrence.
He needed to prepare himself. He sat down with the spear that he brought. He also took out a small dagger from his waist. It was the one he took from the man he had killed.
Lee Sungmin cut the spear to suit his height. It wasn’t easy trying to cut a spear with a knife, but he sawed it carefully nonetheless. He lifted the cut spear and stood up.
One dagger, 3 throwing knifes, one spear, and one club. It was better than the equipment that he had before. He didn’t have enough money to afford equipment that offered protection, so he just had to make do with what he had.
‘I only brought a club before…’
He was partying with 3 No Classes. It made him bitterly smile. It wasn’t a great memory.
‘Let’s get the rabbit first’. He stood up and walked. He didn’t try to fight goblins or orcs. Orcs were stronger than humans and Goblins were usually in packs and used poison. Goblins were also smarter than orcs.
In comparison, rabbits were easy. They were slightly smaller than a medium sized monster. They only had basic attacks like headbutting and biting.
Even a No Class would be able to catch one with just a club.
In a short while, a small rabbit with white fur emerged from the grass. It was a young one. It was the best opponent for his current status.
The rabbit looked at Sungmin with red eyes. They were not violent creatures. If they weren’t provoked, they would just eat grass and disappear without attacking anyone.
That made Sungmin become aggressive. He used the Chase Soul Spear Technique. It was a skill that increased his speed and made his body lighter. The skill’s basic use was to lighten his body weight through the power from his feet.
His body charged forward quickly, faster than any 14 year old. Accelerating, Lee Sungmin stabbed the rabbit with the spear.
His left hand grabbed the body of the spear. It acted as a gun barrel. The spear went smoothly through the grip of his left hand. When the spear protruded far enough, his right hand pushed against the spear’s handle.
Pwackkkkk! The rabbit’s head fell on the end of the spear.
For this spear skill, only acceleration was needed. The body accelerated. The left hand acted as the gun barrel, and the spear became the bullet. The right hand acted as the hammer hitting on a nail.
It was hard to change his course of direction. It wouldn’t work on an opponent that was able to dodge in time, but it worked fine for a rabbit.
‘My hand hurts…!’
He wrinkled his forehead as he looked down. His left hand was red because of the abrasion from pushing the spear forward. His right hand was the same as well.
“I need to form callouses on my palm, first.”
A 14 year old’s skin was too fragile. He grumbled as he shook his hands.
There wasn’t much he could earn from a rabbit. He didn’t have that much inventory as well. Magic inventories were sold in Genavis, but they were so expensive that the current Lee Sungmin couldn’t even dream of buying one. He didn’t have a bag, either. Thus, all he wanted to do was to get a few Goblins.
Of course, that would be done only after he became familiar with the current state of his body. He caught a few rabbits while walking around.
He mused over a few things. He couldn’t execute many spear skills and carry out a drawn out battle. He was so weak that he already got tired after thrusting the spear a few times.
‘I don’t have the strength. And, the stamina… I came back, but I can’t believe I’m jealous of the past me.’
He grumbled. His hand was bleeding. He was hungry and thirsty. Tired after all he had done! He sighed as he came to terms with his dire situation.
But, he didn’t have anything. If he had a bag, he would have gotten bread. Sighing, he used the Genuine Heavens. It wouldn’t give as much experience as compared to seriously practicing, but he would still gain experience points as he was walking slowly and not moving his body around greatly.
He was getting closer to the goblin and the orc nests. He knew it was practically suicidal to try and go there, thus he stayed away from their habitat.
Remembering the layout of the forest was hard. However, he could remember a few things from his past life and relied on that information.
Looking at his surroundings while walking, he saw a tree with a symbol. It was a circle: a goblin symbol.
The term goblin is used generally, but not all goblins were of the same tribe. There were about 50 goblins in each tribe. They fought against each other in competitions. This… was the tribe that used the circle symbol.
He looked around and saw that there were only circles inscribed on the nearby trees. Noticing that, he moved to the edge of where all the circles were located. As he walked, he ripped off a small section of his sleeve.
He cut his forearm. It wasn’t a deep cut. As the blood dripped down slowly, he used the ripped piece of cloth to soak up the blood and threw the bloodied cloth into a bush. After putting down his spear, he began to roll on the ground. His body became covered in dirt.
Next, he peed near the brush . Using a weird pose to not get any urine on his pants, he walked around slowly as he peed in the nearby areas.
He finished doing everything. As he bandaged the wound with another ripped section of cloth from his shirt, he climbed a tree. It was rather difficult for his young body to carry out, so he needed to use some of his powers.
Atop a branch, he quieted his breathing and slowed his heartbeat. It was time to wait. Goblins who fought with others often scouted the area to scavenge for food and ensure there were no intruders in their territory.
It took around thirty minutes before goblins appeared. There were three of them wielding small knives and a long stick.
A poison needle.
A goblin’s physical power wasn’t great. However, they moved in packs and were intelligent and equipped themselves with poison.
It was a poison that took away the body’s freedom but was not lethal. Right now, it would be hard for him to fight against 3 goblins alone. Thus, he would avoid fighting them directly.
The goblins smelled their surroundings. The scent of blood, urine, humans, and various other smells pervaded the area. They sniffled their noses as they walked closer to the bush. From where Sungmin hid, he could see the top of their heads easily.
Lee Sunmin took out the small throwing knife. Taking a few deep breaths, he used his power. Pwh! His dagger went straight down.
The dagger landed on the back of the goblin’s neck. Seeing that, Lee Sungmin immediately threw the other daggers. All the daggers headed for their necks and landed accurately.
The branch he jumped off of was rather high, but the impact on his legs was lessened by using his power.
He pulled out his knife and swiped it against the goblins.
The three Goblins were dead. He pulled out the throwing knives embedded in their necks.
He began to loot their corpses. Their knives were sprinkled with blood. As it was dry, it seemed like the Goblins had killed something before coming here. Probably… a No Class. Lee Sungmin bitterly smiled as he took their knives.
Three knives, three poison needles and guns that shot them, and finally three bottles of poison. He was lucky. They had a wallet as they took it from the dead No Class.
There was 20,000 Erie in there. Lee Sungmin took everything that the Goblins had and ripped their necks off.
Using the 5 empty potion bottles, he filled them up with blood. He also pulled out their teeth one by one. Since he did not have a bag, he stuffed his spoils into his pocket.
It was the end of hunting for today.