Leveling Up through Eating - Chapter 232: The New Vassal
Chapter 232: The New Vassal
‘N, no. Who said that I’m going to accept you!!’
Minhyuk was astonished. But Corr did not look like he regretted being Minhyuk’s vassal.
Just like he said, it was not something easy. First, the priests and paladins of the Athenae Religion were people who served God Athenae. For this reason, they couldn’t easily bend down and serve others. But there was one condition. It would be possible for them to willingly serve another if the person’s holy power was twice as high as their holy power. Joy Co. Ltd. thought that it was not an easy feat. After all, their requirement was having a holy power that was twice as high as the holy power of Athenae’s priests and paladins? But Minhyuk had once saved Corr and even Rowena. This was the reason why Minhyuk was qualified as a master.
Minhyuk’s eyes were filled with tears as he quickly looked through the skills that he could use. His eyes widened when he saw Athenae’s Prayer.
Yeah, it’s like this anyway.
“Corr-nim. There’s something that I need you to do for me in the future.”
The Commander of the Paladins, Corr! He was waiting for his orders with his right fist raised over his heart.
“From now on, you will be a farmer.”
Corr tilted his head in confusion.
This was because of the second effect of the skill Athenae’s Prayer! It was because it said that the surrounding animals and plants would grow richer and faster. Even though the NPC was powerful, Minhyuk did not need this useless strength. But if he was a farmer, then that would be a different story.
Then, the Saint’s Sword burst out a bright light.
As soon as the Saint’s Sword burst into a brilliant light, Carn moved.
The kayagum appeared on top of Carn’s head as two ownerless hands held the strings of the kayagum. Then, the Slow Violin appeared in his hands.
As soon as he played the violin, a much darker black magi appeared from the blackened violin. The thicker and darker strands of magi began to pour in the dozens.
At that exact same moment, a square shield with the cross that symbolized the Athenae Religion appeared in front of Paladin Corr. The shield grew larger until it could be large enough to protect in front of them. He was able to use this skill because it did not fall under the category of holy power related skills.
Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang!
Dozens of black sword lights collided with the large shield.
‘……Crazy! His attacks are too strong!”
Although Corr was treated and had the Saint’s Protection, the attacks were still too strong.
The impact of the magi hitting his Athenae’s Shield kept on pushing Corr back.
The Saint’s Protection was largely influenced by the ‘Holy Power Stat’ of the person. Corr’s holy power was about 900 so all his forces had increased by 180. The increase in his forces was an increase of about 100 levels. However, their enemy has also become more powerful.
Corr suddenly heard Minhyuk’s voice from behind.
“Provoke the enemy.”
Minhyuk was suddenly at a loss when he heard his words.
“N, no. Give me some more foul language. You were so good earlier……”
“Th, that was just something I did unconsciously.”
“Then unconsciously provoke him!”
Paladin Corr had never cursed or used foul language in his entire life. Ah. He did it a bit by mistake earlier. However, the upright and righteous Paladin Corr had banned himself from swearing and cursing as much as he could while he served God Athenae. But right now, he had to swear to get a chance to live.
“Shit, you dumbass! How dare you! You look just like a mere demonic servant and you dare set us up! Look at you! You look just like the spinach that I ate yesterday!!! You fucking arrogant bastard! Should I shove my sword in your ass?!”
Paladin Corr let out a torrent of curses and swear words. At that moment, he felt like his false bravado was going down with plenty of arrows shooting down at his chest. It felt like his twenty years of constipation was slowly going down the drain.
That was right. Paladin Corr had just realized what his true calling was.
“Haaaak ptew! Is that all you can do?!!! Can you even break through my Athenae Shield with just that?! You fucking moron!”
“Y, you don’t have to anymo…….”
“Be quiet, Minhyuk, you punk!”
“Ah. I feel so excited and thrilled.”
A subtle smile hung around Paladin Corr’s lips.
There was only one reason why Minhyuk asked Corr to provoke their enemy. It was because during his fight with the Ancient Monarch before, the Monarch fired and triggered his most powerful skills after he got provoked. And he felt that Carn was similar to the Ancient Monarch.
Black tendrils of magi started to rampage in the kayagum and the violin.
Hundreds of black sword lights began to pour out of the instruments. Even the ground began to shake as if it was going to explode.
At that exact same moment, Minhyuk pulled out his Bowl and Mixer Machine. He placed the bowl in the mixer machine as he began to turn the mixer.
More than half of the hundreds of black sword lights disappeared. The tremor in the ground also disappeared instantly. However, that was only the case for the 5m area surrounding Minhyuk. Outside of the area, there was still pandemonium as sword lights and tremors continued to run rampant.
Minhyuk stepped forward as he increased the size of his frying pan.
The huge frying pan blocked the remaining hundreds of sword lights as well as the explosions from the ground.
Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang!
“He, he’s done for……”
“He couldn’t possibly block that.”
The users sighed in regret. Just a moment ago, they saw the cacophony of attacks. All they could do was sigh ruefully at the bitter end of the user who stood to protect Rowena.
However, on the contrary, Minhyuk walked out intact. Then, he said……
“……It did not hurt a bit? Maybe just like a mosquito bite?”
Carn staggered back.
Minhyuk checked the status of his body. Due to the continuous explosions, his HP had continued to decline.
About 0.5% each strike?
The attacks only meted out those puny damages. He recalled about the Saint’s Protection which increased all his forces by 30% of his holy power. Right now, Minhyuk’s holy power had already exceeded 4,000. On top of that, Pandora’s helmet had a special effect of increasing his holy power by x2. This meant that he had at least 8,000 points on his holy power.
The 30% of an 8,000 holy power stat could give him a tremendous amount of force. In other words, he had an increase of more than 2,500 in all his physical attack and defense as well as magical attack and defense. Having a 2,500 increase in all of those was a tremendous boost to his strength.
For example, a Lv100 user could have 1,000 points on their physical attack and defense. This meant that users at this level would not be able to beat users with 2,000 points on their physical attack and defense. This would still be the case even if five people of the same level attacked the same opponent. When their physical attack fell short of their enemy’s physical defense then their enemies would automatically get the ability to ‘escape and avoid’ their attacks. This was the reason why a Lv100 user would not be able to deal a lot of damage on users with higher stats than them unless they struck a fatal blow.
Minhyuk’s situation was just like that. Comparing that to the situation before, Carn would be a user at Lv150 while Minhyuk, with his Saint’s Protection, was a user at Lv200.
“…..W, what the hell?”
“This is so ridiculous?”
“Don’t you think that this is too much of a scam?”
The users were all in a buzz. However, Minhyuk just kept on advancing towards the flustered Carn.
Carn quickly pulled at the strings of his violin.
But when his attacks collided with Minhyuk’s Armor of Immortality, all of the sword lights got neutralized.
Plop, plop, plop, plop—
Carn played the kayagum and the violin continuously.
Clang, clang, clang, clang, clang, clang!
“Hmm. So that’s how it is.”
Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang!
Explosions occurred around him one after the other but Minhyuk saw that the damage was more than tolerable for him. It was like when someone got bitten by a mosquito and they said ‘Ah! It hurts!’ but it really did not hurt. That was similar to what he was experiencing.
Carn stepped back.
Carn was clearly 1.6x stronger than his usual self but the bastard in front of him was someone that was beyond common sense.
One of the reasons why Carn’s attacks did not work was because he had become a ‘Demonic Human’ with the magi given to him. And the power of the demonic humans came from magi. Magi and holy power were both powers on each end of the spectrum. They were completely different and contrasting powers.
Meanwhile, Minhyuk just recovered his lost HP by bandaging himself once or twice.
“Y, you bastard! Don’t come here!”
If Carn did not turn into a demonic human and was purely a Strong Man, then he might have been able to kill Minhyuk. However, this was not the case.
Carn’s violin suddenly erupted and created a storm of magi. The sword lights that poured out of the air folded together until it became daggers. The daggers immediately flew straight towards Minhyuk.
Fwoosh, fwoosh, fwoosh, fwoosh—
But most of the attacks did not land on Minhyuk’s body. However, even if he did succeed……
Minhyuk would immediately wrap a bandage on his injury.
Carn looked at him dumbfounded until Minhyuk arrived in front of him.
“Do you think you can kill me?!!”
Carn quickly clacked the castanets together.
Clack, clack, clack, clack—
Unlike before when he just clacked them twice, this time, he clacked them together four times. And along with the sound, his defenses tripled.
In all honesty, Carn believed that he and Minhyuk were both in the same state so he believed that he would not be able to kill him.
But the moment Minhyuk’s sword moved……
Blood gushed out from Carn’s body. The blood spurting out of his body looked strangely like a fountain.
With the Saint’s sword in his hands, he had a special ability that would let him have a 60% chance of ignoring the defenses of anyone who carried magi.
“H, how can you be this strong?! How the hell?!”
He was the fourth Strongest Man and with Verus’ power, he was able to become a demonic human with greater power.
“I ate well, exercised hard and slept well. Ah, and…… “
Minhyuk grinned widely at him.
“I’m also a bit overgeared.”
Then, Minhyuk stepped back.
Carn’s body was regenerating at an alarming rate. The speed of his regeneration was even thrice that of a troll! At this rate, he would not be successfully hunted if his body was not cut into pieces.
Carn screamed while Minhyuk prepared his Fluttering Sword.
Hundreds of silver leaves began falling down from the sky. With 8,000 holy power and an additional 2,500 in his magical attack force from the Saint’s Protection the strength of his attack was truly tremendous.
Then, this overwhelming attack was unleashed.
Fwoosh, fwoosh, fwoosh, fwoosh, fwoosh, fwoosh, fwoosh—
The falling and fluttering leaves began to ravage and devour Carn’s body. His body was torn apart without a single place left intact.
Notifications began to pour down constantly as soon as Carn’s body disappeared into thin air.
And along with the sound of notifications, a bright light burst out in front of Minhyuk. A translucent spirit in the image of a man could be seen inside this bright light.
It was none other than the Food God.
It’s funny to see Minhyuk being so underleveled, but yet so overpowered. Speaking of his levels, when can we see his updated stats?!?