Mystical Journey - Chapter 1260
Chapter 1260: Mission 2
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Garen tried a few times. Initially, it was ineffective. However, his soul was simply too powerful and he was able to vaguely sense the minute trajectory of the snowflakes above his head after a few trials.
The change was so minute that if Garen would not have been able to detect it if he were not paying a close attention. His Draconic Aura was currently not strong enough to influence the external objects. This was the only effect he was able to produce as of now after he gathered all of his Draconic Aura.
“Alright. It’s time to hand out your missions.” Baesman, who had just finished explaining the basics started speaking up once more.
“You’ll have to give in order to receive. Your mission is to head to the ice forest in the south and hunt for the Giant Frost Iguanas. The heart and eyeballs from the Giant Frost Iguanas are very valuable in breeding the Black Teeth Wolves as they could greatly increase their fertility rate.”
The Black Teeth Wolves were the White Dragon Clan’s livestock similar to how humans raising pigs.
“The Giant Frost Iguana typically ranges from Level Three to Five and they’re best for you to train yourselves. Naturally, you’ll have to retreat when you encounter the Elder Giant Iguana. Since we treat them as a source of food, they would definitely view us as a threat. The Elder Giant Iguana is a Level Six living being. You’ll die if you don’t run away from it.”
He then started to point out the Giant Frost Iguana’s weakness, behavior, and its abilities.
As Garen listened attentively, the lecture soon reached to an end.
All of them returned back to their quarters to sleep to get some rest before continuing the lecture the next day.
Garen’s dwelled together with Satwo and the others in a cave located at the foot of the snowy peak. It was originally a bear cave. However, it had been deserted for a long time and it seemed to have been scared off as the White Dragon Clan arrived. As the foot of the mountain had a high temperature of twenty plus degree Celsius, it was rather uncomfortable to the White Dragons which preferred a cool environment. It was also not safe enough, which was the reason why no dragons came to this area. Only Garen and the other orphaned dragons would come here as they had no other place to go.
He kept alternating attending classes and resting, leading a peaceful life as a month passed in a blink of an eye.
Garen then had accumulated a few Attribute Points.
Garen decided to put in all of his accumulated Attribute Points before it was time for him to start his mission.
The dragon was laying down deep inside the cave. Garen started to observe his own Attributes and found that he had grasped the basics of Draconic Aura. While he could use his Attribute Points to increase the Draconic Aura’s level, he did not wish to rush it as this skill required a long time to master. It would catch a lot of attention if he were to improve too much within a short period of time. He would be easily discovered by those with powerful spellcraft capabilities. Everything would be over if they found out that their soul was abnormal.
Since he was not able to add the points to his skills, he could only add them to his physical attributes. It was very cost effective for him to add them to his Physical Attributes in the early stages.
Coincidentally, Safour had gone to the Arcane Art Courses to discuss the content of the missions with a few other Dragon Whelps and found out that they had to go together.
Satwo and Sathree had gone out to hunt earlier and were already on their way.
Garen was the only one left inside the cave and would participate in hunting the Giant Frost Iguana the next day.
“I can be immune towards diseases and even a lot of Spellcraft if I have a strong Vitality and Strength. Furthermore, I will have the ability to evade fast and dangerous spells as well. I might even be able to avoid being locked by the Caster as well. The latter would not be able to injure me even if he had a high-level spell. I will be able to increase the Arcane Art’s learning pace if I were to increase my intelligence. Although I have yet to officially learn Meditation, it is still very useful.”
Garen decided to increase his physical attributes instead of intelligence after hesitating for a while. One would not be able to learn Spellcraft in a short amount of time. This was especially true for the Dragon Clan, which possessed a powerful physical body.
“I’ll enhance my speed, strength, and agility equally. I had the high-speed development similar to every other Dragon Whelp when I was born. However, it only lasted for about two months and the situation wouldn’t reappear now that everything has calmed down. I have accumulated about five points worth of Attribute Points for the past two months. Since I have a mission to fulfill and since the Giant Frost Iguana is not fast but powerful, I will just add them into Strength for now.”
It would be better for him to finish the hunting missions earlier as this meant that he would obtain more rewards. Garen had also planned to breed a few Black Teeth Wolves so that he would not rely entirely on hunting nearby the area around it was too dangerous. Satwo and the others might be captured and killed off by the humans if they were not careful.
He could breed them within a certain area inside his own cave. He would have to wait it out and see the circumstance in terms of breeding the wolves’ offspring. If it was not feasible, he could use them to exchange for other items such as books related to Arcane Arts.
Garen’s learning pace far surpassed any other Dragon Whelp and since he had to follow the other Dragon Whelps’ pace in class, he felt that he had wasted a lot of time and talent.
Garen looked at his own Status Pane after decided the path he wanted to take.
‘Safive – Strength 16, Agility 15, Vitality 11, Intelligence 17. Potential 527%. Soul Limit 170’
He had placed all of his Attribute Points into Strength without any hesitation.
His Strength instantly rose from 16 to 21.
He could clearly hear the sound of his muscles tightening up. It sounded like a spring and even more like a reinforced bar being tightened.
He felt his limbs becoming firmer and heavier as the muscle density had increased.
He then whipped out his claws and attacked the ground inside the cave. A clear dragon claw mark could be seen as it was at least ten centimeters deep.
This was an end result of Garen’s casual strike.
“A fully grown White Dragon’s Strength is approximately between 30 to 40 points. I still have a long way to go…” Garen sighed softly as he eased his tightened muscles.
Although he was able to produce such power with 21 points of Strength, the adult dragons would be even more powerful since they had at least 20 more points than him. According to Garen’s analysis, it was not just Strength as the remaining three Attributes of an adult dragon were between 30 to 40 points.
They were incredibly powerful as Garen might not be able to break an adult dragon’s defense even if he had 30 points of Strength. This had yet to account for their incredible regenerative abilities.
This was under the assumption that his opponent decided to let him attack him without fighting back using any high-level spells. It might cost him his life if his Vitality was not high enough when he was hit by the spells.
After a detailed comparison, Garen understood that the difference in strength between him and the matured White Dragon was still incredibly far apart.
“However, it requires a Dragon Whelp at least fifty years to mature. This means that I will have an additional enhancement from my Attribute Points other than growing strong naturally. This means I will most likely be able to surpass a matured white dragon in less than fifty years,” Garen estimated in his heart.
After adding his Attribute Points, he stood up and walked out of the cave.
The area outside the cave was covered in a layer of white frost, coincidentally forming the shape of a fan as it froze the cave’s surrounding area. Since it was a cave inhabited by the White Dragons, the temperature was naturally lowered.
The forest surrounding it was still filled with greeneries. As there was a faint Draconic Aura and the White Dragon Clan’s coercion, one would not be able to see any dangerous living being nearby. However, there were only a few harmless and small beings hiding about here and there.
“Hey~!” A Dragon Whelp flew towards Garen from afar as she shouted at him. “Garen. It’s time to move out.”
It was Leona. She was slim, graceful and even her scales were much more lustrous and purer than a typical White Dragon. She looked like a White Crystal Dragon and was extremely beautiful.
However, as Leona flew, two Dragon Whelps appeared behind her and both were clearly male dragons.
Leona landed in front of Garen as she put her wings away.
“It’s time to go hunting. It’s my first time going out for a hunt. Are you scared!?” She screamed out of excitement.
“What’s there to be afraid of?” Garen did not like speaking to her. However, the more he acted so, Leona would try to speak to him even more. She had said that being cool and cruel is a necessary trait for a White Dragon! She had very strong intuition and seemed to have inherited a portion of the elder’s Classification talent. She could probably vaguely sense that Garen was much stronger than the rest of the Dragon Whelps.
The strong ones would often receive a different opinion from the rest.
“Are you really not afraid? The Giant Frost Iguanas has an innate spell called Ice Armor!” Leona said loudly. “They are much stronger than us and it would be dangerous if we were hit by them.”
“Can they fly?” Garen turned around as he walked towards the cave.
“Then there’s nothing to worry about. We can fly,” Garen said casually.
“However, we won’t be able to achieve anything right? How are we supposed to hunt?” Leona was puzzled.
“He’s just a coward.” The two Dragon Whelps flying behind her landed as the muscular one shouted. “Listen to me Leona. If it were me, I would blow the Giant Frost Iguana up into the sky with my breath!”
He patted his chest.
“You? Forget about it. It’s still possible if it were Boris.” Leona looked at the other Dragon Whelp who was slightly more well proportioned.
Boris the Dragon Whelp looked at Garen calmly and it was obvious that he was rather unhappy with Garen’s impoliteness.
“Is he really the one you must team up with? Although I don’t know if he knows how to fight, no one will like his attitude.”
“Garen is born with this cold personality. He’s not as unfriendly as you think he is,” Leona defended him.
“If we form into a small team of three, we will definitely be able to kill the Giant Frost Iguana if we strictly follow the battle strategy. I have already thought about the procedures and it doesn’t matter if he’s required,” Boris said coldly. He was also a direct descendant of an Elder Dragon. He was slightly unhappy that there were still a few Dragon Whelps who dared disrespect him.
He had feelings towards Leona even though the latter’s elder was slightly weaker. However, he would be able to produce excellent offspring if she were to become his partner purely for reproduction.
“Leona, I don’t like you getting along closely with that Garen guy,” Boris said softly.
“Boris, Garen is my partner and my friend!” Leona was discontented.
Although Boris was discontented as well, he did not show it.
“How about this. He can join us but his loot will depend on how well he performs. If he performs badly, don’t blame me that I decided to give him nothing.”
“Great!” Leona was instantly happy upon hearing it.
Garen was speechless as he stayed inside the cave. He had heard of the name Boris before, who was a few years older than him. He should be at the age to use his Draconic Aura to train his body and he seemed to have taken a liking towards Leona.
The Dragon Whelp Nurturing Center did not nurture Dragon Whelps that had just hatched and Garen was considered to be the youngest of them all. On the other hand, Boris was the earliest batch and had been around a few years longer than Garen.
He wanted to ignore these kids but he would have attracted a lot of attention if he were to hunt too many of them alone. It was not a bad idea for him to take cover in this small team. Since Leona was naive and the higher up definitely had their intentions when they decided to place her together with him.