The Dark King – Chapter 129
The more I read the more I get to know that the author is heavily influenced by games… 😀
I would like to thank MrMartinke for doing an awesome job by editing the chapter!
“You have just come back from outside, so I’ll allow you to take two days off and come to train the day after tomorrow.” The young instructor said.
The other five people couldn’t help but look with envy at Dudian. They were selected as the beast from all over the place. However, they never had a break after they had joined the camp. Even if they were wounded, as long as it was not a life-threatening injury, they had to continue training. Holidays were already a luxury for them.
“No,” Dudian shook his head, said: “I’ve rested for seven days while in detention. If I relax a bit more, I’ll forget the feeling of the bow. ”
The instructor was surprised by Dudian’s reply.: “Alright, then today I won’t give you a task to complete, so practice on your own. Tomorrow I’m going to teach you a new archery skill, though.”
“What kind of archery skill?” Dudian was curious.
“Scattered arrow.” Young instructor continued: “This time you have to learn it. Scattered arrow shots are critical in archery. Especially if you encountered a group of monsters, then this is the best way to destroy or create the greatest harm in the shortest time. Moreover, you can support warriors and knights at the same time. It’s not same as aligned shots so you can’t neglect this skill.”
Dudian lost interest as he learned the name of the skill. If the lethality of the arrows were too weak then even if eight or nine arrows were shot at the same time they wouldn’t have much of an effect. Although in some a great number of enemies would be injured the effects would be less than a single destructive shot.
Moreover, if you didn’t kill the monster, then it didn’t amount to anything. As only wounding a monster didn’t make much sense. Additionally, he was concerned and in pursuit of individual combat capabilities, rather than fighting in groups. After all, by relying on gunpowder, he had enough resources and power which was in no way inferior to a group of hunters.
He didn’t have ‘light physique’ which the rest of hunters had. So each time he went out to hunt his body’s radiation content would increase. So he had to harvest a lot of valuable things to be able to buy purification water.
“I will,” Dudian replied. But in his heart, he thought that if it would not be too difficult, then he would learn it. But if it was going to be difficult then he wasn’t going to waste energy.
After all, his training time was only one year. So he had to learn more practical skills most suited to his own, one man team.
As the young instructor left, Dudian went back to training. The other five quickly came over as they curiously asked Dudian: “You followed Glenn to hunt? Did you see her fight? Was she exceptionally powerful?” ”
“What was her magic ability?”
“I heard that when she hunted monsters, she appeared and disappeared as if she was a phantom, so they call her Ghost Assassin.”
“You have heard wrong. She is called Ghost Assassin because the magic marks she had obtained originated from ghosts!”
Dudian saw these people for going to ask and talk for a long time. He was stunned and speechless as he said: “After you graduate you should be able to see her hunt. It’s better to see in person, as it would be hard to describe!”
“After we graduate we will be junior hunters. How are we going to go hunt with her? ”
“Yeah! Come on, talk to us about her. ”
All of them were eagerly look at him.
Dudian was getting a headache because of them. Apparently, they have not figured out the mess they are in. The consortium was simply imparting knowledge and skills to them right now but wasn’t giving them training in combat. They would get personal experience throughout the brutal hunting.
Dudian said few words to cope up with their curiosity and later on sent them off and continued his training.
The next day.
The young instructor comes to teach Dudian “scattering” archery. The main trick behind this skills was that when a hand went back to get an arrow from the quiver, he would have to catch more arrows in between the gaps amidst the fingers. Dudian had to repeat this to exercise and perfect the skill. If he spent too much time while getting the arrows, then the whole point of scattered shooting was pointless.
The second trick was finger adjustment.
After fingers caught the arrows and brought them to the bow, they had to adjust the angle of arrows according to the distribution of monsters. The spacing would not be uniform and had to be improved rapidly through the fingers.
Otherwise, even if he shot the arrows not only he would waste them but also affect efficiency and power.
In general, the scattered archery was not difficult. But to have significant effects while shooting, you must meet the three ‘F’ criteria.
Fast arrow! Quick aiming! Quick adjustment!
“Practice well. It is one of the skills an archer must master!” Young instructor was serious: “Aligned arrow shooting didn’t matter much, but you must master this!”
Dudian nodded. Although the scattering archery was of little significance for him, the arrow grabbing speed and precision training were obviously of great effect to him.
After the young instructor had left, he began to practice.
The training ground for the scattering archers was separated from the place where the other five were practicing. It was a separate subdivision where four targets were meant for a single archer trainee.
Dudian listened to the young instructor talks about senior hunter’s super archery skills. He was able to grab eight arrows and shot them at different parts of eight monsters. It meant that each finger caught two arrows but also adjusted both arrows at different angled. The sound of it was incredible, but Dudian knew that young instructor wouldn’t lie.
As he trained, Dudian realized the hardship. Sometimes arrows would slip from fingers. The other time they wouldn’t clip from the beginning. After several hours of boring repeated practice, he was gradually getting better, but his speed while grasping the arrows was very slow.
Dudian knew that initially, he would encounter such problems and the patience was the only solution. The only thing he could to now was to continue to train.
After training, Dudian went to Finance Department to receive his gold coins.
He took a heavy bag which had seven hundred gold coins in it. He sat in a carriage arranged by the consortium and was ready to go to his house assigned by the consortium. It was night and weather was pretty dark.
He was planning to take Jura and Gray over as soon as possible. By the way, he could let Mason and the other two settle in his house too.
Thunder echoed. Dark clouds had covered the sky, and after a moment , torrential rains began to pour down.
Dudian pulled the curtain to prevent rain from splashing into the carriage. He sighed. The rainy season was too troublesome as rain would fall too frequently. But he thought that the other two seasons weren’t much better either.
They were half the way to his house when the carriage stopped as neighs of horses resounded.