Player with Maxed-out Talent chapter 69

#재능만렙 플레이어 69화

Kim Hyukjin had said this yesterday.

-Refuse it. It’s fine if it’s a bit cowardly. After all, I’m not a direct combat class.

-…Yes?

-What? It’s true, I’m not a combat class.

It wasn’t a lie. It was true that he wasn’t a direct combat class. Although he had won in a 1:1 PVP against Shin Yeonseo. Anyway, it was true that he wasn’t a direct combat class.

-But if such a guy actually shows up… He’s going to insist on PVP until the end. And many Guardians will agree with him. PVP is content that Guardians are crazy about, after all.

In that case, it would be difficult to completely refuse PVP due to the atmosphere it creates.

-So point to someone else for the PVP. Not me.

Kim Hyukjin was aware. Of the future Sword Master. Shin Yeonseo, who boasted the strongest one-on-one dueling.

-Shin Yeonseo would be a good choice.

-…Understood. If the situation described by Player Kim Hyukjin occurs, I will act accordingly.

After saying that,

-…Alright. We’ll see if this overly detailed scenario from Player Kim Hyukjin is correct.

There was even a bet placed.

-If everything happens as Player Kim Hyukjin said, I’ll allow you one-time access to the intermediate-grade item store.

But then it became a reality. With one mistake, I ended up spending an enormous amount of coins. Senia vowed never to gamble with Kim Hyukjin again.

“I refuse the PVP. My exclusive contract player is a non-combat class. He is not suitable for one-on-one PVP.”

Senia continued quickly. She took control of the conversation with Persia.

“However, I will choose another colleague to replace him for the PVP, if she agrees.”

As soon as “she” was mentioned, Shin Yeonseo came forward.

“Me! Me! It’s me, me, me, me!”

Shin Yeonseo had thought there wouldn’t be an opportunity. She believed Kim Hyukjin would handle it himself. But now that Kim Hyukjin was excluded from the PVP for the absurd reason of ‘not being a combat class,’ the dice had fallen into her own hands.

Kim Hyukjin appraised Shin Yeonseo’s ‘summary.’

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Summary: The swordsman with two faces, carrying a foster mother’s heart.

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Kim Hyukjin nearly tilted his head in confusion.

‘The summary is a bit strange again, isn’t it…?’

The swordsman with a foster mother’s heart. It did sound a bit odd. A foster mother? Did that mean there was a foster father, too? It seemed like the summaries of people around him were all strangely unique. Nevertheless, right now, Shin Yeonseo was also burning with fighting spirit.

‘Yeonseo enjoys 1:1 PVP.’

Shin Yeonseo was a player with a predisposition for thoroughly enjoying 1:1 PVP. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the future Sword Master grew through PVP.

“Do you see?”

Kim Hyukjin stepped back. Shin Yeonseo confidently moved forward.

“It’s perfect timing for a PVP.”

She stretched her neck and shoulders, warming up her body. Her smiling face was an image of innocence and cuteness, just like a kind-hearted college student. But the moment she holds a sword, her demeanour changes completely.

Kim Hyukjin knew this very well.

‘The swordsman with two faces.’

Shin Yeonseo had grown rapidly while with him. A player who had already reached the unity of sword and body, contracted to the ‘Pearl of Cheonma Mountain.’

Kim Taecheon laughed as if he found the situation absurd.

“Look at these men, hiding behind a maiden. Are you even men? What a disgrace. Trash.”

With that, the PVP between Shin Yeonseo and Kim Taecheon started, and the outcome was obvious. As soon as the PVP began, Shin Yeonseo moved swiftly. She stopped in place.

“What’s this, so boring. Uncle, why are you so weak?”

Shin Yeonseo’s sword tip touched Kim Taecheon’s throat. If she had thrust with force, the throat would have been pierced. The PVP seemed to be over just like that.

* * *

Kim Hyukjin had not merely predicted ‘today.’ He had painted the day’s canvas, and within this picture, he understood exactly what he must do and was putting it into action.

‘The Observer’s Eye.’

Using the Observer’s Eye to understand the situation, what better opportunity could there be? Kim Hyukjin decided to spend more time researching on the Observer class, and he read the PVP correctly.

‘One-hit cut. Kim Taecheon must feel quite wronged.’

Kim Taecheon looked tremendously wronged, but in reality, Shin Yeonseo’s movements contained many nuances.

‘Not that he could see them.’

Kim Taecheon’s abilities at the moment would not have allowed him to fully read Shin Yeonseo’s movements. It just ended with a gasp! It was swift.

‘This is the Observer’s Eye.’

Every time he looked with just his naked eye, he could see Shin Yeonseo’s movements more accurately. To embellish a little, even the muscle movements concealed under clothing seemed to be distinctly visible. The rotational force that started from the soles of her feet traveled through her legs and waist, rotating her body in that precise moment.

‘It is more than just an observing eye.’

She twisted her body to dodge Kim Taecheon’s large axe. Then she unfolded her footwork, and ‘The Observer’s Eye’ read Shin Yeonseo’s footwork.

‘A range away from Kim Taecheon’s axe reach. An angle impossible to swing at. She precisely targeted the blind spot and closed in.’

In terms of fighting at a distance, Shin Yeonseo was at least a step ahead. And Kim Hyukjin had fully read her movements.

‘The flow of mana is visible.’

The proficiency is only at level 1, so it is not visible in detail, but a rough sense of the mana’s flow is felt. How mana flows, which mana moves, how that mana affects the body.

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-Understanding the Flow: You grasp the essence of the flow.

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This was the power of the ‘Observer’s Eye.’ Understanding the essence of the flow. Now he could understand something that was only text before, much more clearly.

‘If I get used to this and my proficiency increases a lot…!’

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-Action Copy: You replicate the actions of the observation target. (Currently unavailable)

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Not yet. However, the future was certainly something he could envision. The current ‘observation’ allowed him to more concretely understand his abilities.

Kim Taecheon’s expression was not very scared, even with Shin Yeonseo’s sword against his throat.

“It’s not over yet, is it?”

Kim Taecheon switched the giant axe in his right hand to his left and swung it fiercely.

“Young brat, the fight is not over until the opponent is dead!”

Kim Hyukjin smirked.

‘Does Shin Yeonseo look like she didn’t anticipate that?’

Kim Hyukjin had already figured it out with ‘The Observer’s Eye.’ The faint mana running through Shin Yeonseo’s body was already heading toward her legs. Meaning, she had already finished preparing to dodge.

‘Still, she will be the future Sword Master’.

Even though she had unfortunately lost once to Gwak Tae-un due to a bad match-up, she would still undoubtedly become the strongest PVP Player on the Korean server.

‘Wait.’

Then it suddenly occurred to him.

‘I’m the observer now, so it looks quite clear.’

Generally, things look clearer from a step back. Isn’t it the same as offering strategies when watching a soccer game, even if one can’t play directly?

‘If I were actually inside, would I see the movements of other players?’

Like just now.

‘If I knew in advance that the mana was concentrating around the legs…’

Then could I predict the opponent’s movements in advance and act accordingly?

‘It doesn’t have to be a player, either.’

The same goes for monsters. Understanding the movement of muscles, the flow of mana, having such eyes could mean having a much more advantageous position in combat. The more experience one gains, the more amazing the abilities of ‘The Observer’s Eye’ seem.

‘I’m only at proficiency level 1… And it’s like this?’

His chest swelled with emotion. If he increased his proficiency a lot, he could aim much higher. Perhaps significantly higher than he originally thought.

“This uncle here just won’t do.”

Shin Yeonseo’s sword pierced through Kim Taecheon’s forehead.

“ARGHHH!”

A scream erupted.

[PVP has ended.]

Kim Taecheon died right there, casting a shocked silence. Reporters rushed in, snapping photos as the silence broke.

“Senior, can we really broadcast this? It’s murder!”

“Did you get the shot? You got it, right?”

A few other players muttered as well.

“This… isn’t this murder?”

However, they witnessed a miracle. Kim Taecheon’s body turned to dust and vanished. At the same time, a swirl of light poured in. The light turned to dust and sparkled, forming a shape.

“Wow!”

“He’s alive again!”

Camera flashes continued to burst. The ‘player gathering’ didn’t matter anymore. A PVP had taken place, and everyone had witnessed the miracle of someone dying and coming back to life.

“Am I really seeing this with my own eyes?”

“It’s unbelievable.”

“What’s unbelievable? Monsters appeared; Broadcast Jockeys too; the world has changed. The world is experiencing a cataclysm.”

Meanwhile, Kim Hyukjin experienced another notification.

[You have gained experience.]

If you hunt directly, you can’t get experience.

‘But…’

It means that experience rises even if you do nothing and just stay still.

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[Detailed Description]

1) Skill Name: Observer’s Territory (Current proficiency: 1)

2) Skill Effects:

– Manifests a field where the ‘Observer’s Eye’ effect can be applied.

– +50% experience gain when in a party play.

3) Effective Radius: 5M

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The +50% experience gain effect when in a party play. On top of that, the effect of Kim Hyukjin’s title ‘A Talented Player’ would give an additional 10% boost. Also, the effect from the title ‘The First Pioneer,’ which granted +20% experience, would apply cumulatively. In total, an 80% amplified experience effect is gained.

It seems this also counts as a party play. Typically, party play grants an additional 20% experience.

‘Splitting the additional 20% with Shin Yeonseo…’

For example, if you defeat a monster worth 100 experience as a party of two, you’re awarded 120 experience. If both contributed equally to the hunt, they would split the 120 experience in half. That’s 60 each.

‘Apply the 80% amplification to that…’

You take in an additional 48 experience per 60 given. Doing the math, you gain 108 experience each. Simply put,

‘I’m getting more than if I had engaged in PVP myself?’

…That’s the conclusion reached. It’s not just for PVP, but also for field hunting and dungeon clears. Essentially, even if you just sit back and watch, you get the same rewards as if you’d fought your heart out.

‘This is great?’

This seems to be the specialty of the ‘Observer Class.’

‘Is this even okay?’

He hasn’t done anything, but as a result, he has almost taken half of Shin Yeonseo’s experience. But then, applause broke out. Clap! Clap! Clap!

“Wow, quite impressive. The level of that beautiful lady is amazing. I’ve enjoyed watching.”

Someone who wasn’t in the picture I drew suddenly appeared, and the situation started to flow in an unpredictable direction.

‘Huh?’

I noticed it. The [!!!] symbol floating above Darong’s head.



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