Pick Me Up Infinite Gacha! - P.M.U Chapter 74: Taming (1) (Part 2)
“I guess we have to go that route.”
“Even if you find one, don’t flaunt it openly. Others might eavesdrop.”
“Do you think they would something to him?”
“In this structure, there are many guys who like to pick on those who are doing well.”
This happened when we were in the dungeon. According to what I’ve heard from Chloe, a few days before the two of us came to the second floor, the heroes on the first floor had gone to find Velkist, who was in the training room.
They were a group of five attackers.
They surrounded Velkist and hurled insults and mockery from all directions.
Velkist drew his sword without a word and cut off one of the guy’s legs, who was at the front.
Then, he mercilessly tortured the confused six men without killing them. From the next day on, no one dared to touch Velkist. It was a heartwarming story in a way.
‘Anyway, it wasn’t a surprising outcome.’
Edis left Asher and Aaron behind and left the training ground with Roderick.
It seemed like they were heading to the first-floor training room. The task was to find someone promising, and if they succeeded, they could join their party after going through some training.
‘The correct answer is still to do paid summons, though.’
Master had experienced failure, but it had unintended consequences.
In most cases, advanced summons were a waste, but in this situation, it became the best option. Next time I come in contact with Anytng, I might need to correct this part.
The basic stamina training of the morning was over.
After lunch, weapon skill training and sparring followed. However, it seemed that everyone was more interested in sparring.
After considering our opinions, I said,
“All right. It’s better to know each other’s strengths accurately.”
“I agree. Will we be sparring at the same place as yesterday?”
“Yeah. The are no rules. Use real weapons, and any moves are allowed.”
“That sounds good.”
We decided to skip today’s weapon skill training.
I’ve sparred with two new members before, but it was only a few times, not as frequently as I did with Jenna and Aaron. It was a necessary measure to understand each other’s tendencies.
“Still, quite an obvious intention.”
Both of them had a strong competitive spirit.
They probably wanted to try their strength against me. I entered the training ground with my sword. Velkist joined me as if he had been waiting.
“I’d like to request a match.”
“Alone? Neryssa, come in too.”
“Are you saying…”
“You want to test my strength, right? It’ll be tough for you alone.”
Velkist’s eyebrows twitched.
I chuckled. During our sparring, Velkist deliberately concealed his strength. This was evident when you looked at Velkist’s stats and skills.
“Are you sure, senior? It’ll be different from our previous sparring.”
“Do you want to fight me one on one?”
As I drew my sword, Velkist assumed a cautious stance.
I took a deep breath and raised the switch in my head.
[“Han (★★)” has entered a state of frenzy!]
As I aimed my sword, I kicked off the ground.
Velkist swung his sword down swiftly. It was a fast and efficient move.
I increased my speed further.
Velkist’s sword was deflected and stuck in the iron railing.
The blade touched Velkist’s neck.
A decisive move in a single stroke.
Velkist tended to the shallow wound on his neck, where blood was oozing out.
“You’re stronger than I expected.”
“It was worth coming here. I guess I’m gonna need that woman with me.”
I sheathed my sword.
Neryssa opened the iron window and entered, then said to Velkist, “Insolent bastard. The outcome was obvious.”
“It seems so.”
“Please take care of me.”
Neryssa drew her rapier from her waist.
A blue liquid sparkled on the blade. It was the paralysis poison used in yesterday’s duel.
I was surprised and said, “Are you really using that?”
“You seemed to want it.”
“Anyway, this time it’s two against one. Even if I’m your senior, I won’t go easy on you.”
Velkist pulled out the sword stuck in the iron fence.
I took a moment to cool down my head, which had become hot due to the effects of the Frenzy. A cold energy flowed through my body. After calming down, I pointed my sword at them and said.
“Come at me.”
Just as I was about to take a step, Velkist and Neryssa scattered left and right.
It seemed like they wanted to go on the offensive first. I positioned my sword in a natural posture.
Two swordsmen rushed in.
And after 1 minute,
“It’s more than I expected.”
Nerissa sat down looking up at me. There were poisonous marks scattered nearby.
“I never thought even two people wouldn’t be enough.”
Velkist couldn’t help but ridicule himself.
Velkist’s grip was torn, and blood flowed. The sword that had been flung far away was stuck to the ceiling. I snorted and said, “The two of you are still not enough. Moreover, you’re fighting separately.”
It was as I expected.
There was no teamwork between the two of them. If I defeated one, it was over for the other. Together, they could only stop me for about 20 seconds.
It would have been different if it were Aaron and Jenna.
“You’re weak. You’ve been dealing with useless people on the low floors, so you’re overconfident.”
I sheathed my sword.
I still hadn’t used a shield.
“I would work against Aaron and Asher, but beyond that is entirely different. Even if two of you teamed up, it wouldn’t work against me, let alone Jenna.”
“Oppa, did you call me?”
I left the training ground.
“I’ll allow the two of you to fight as a team. But I won’t allow solo sparring. The condition is to defeat Jenna.”
Types like Jenna and Aaron integrate well into parties and have excellent teamwork, but individuals like Velkist, who are strong-willed, have good abilities but lack cooperation.
This needed to be addressed.