A note from puddles4263


After they had heard the details of his Class, both Mrs. Hamilton and Daniel seemed extremely excited. They demanded the details of every Skill, and after getting the details, they shooed him away, as they excitedly discussed the particulars of what he obtained. Apparently his worries about not obtaining anything from the bonuses were unfounded, Randidly could only assume. Otherwise, their behavior didn’t make much sense…

“Hey kid.” Hearing Sam’s voice, Randidly turned and looked at him. The old man was carrying a large package that made Randidly’s face break out into a large grin. Sam nodded, some of the same glee coming into his eyes.

“Yes, it’s just like you think. I finished this beauty for you this morning. If I had more time, or could obtain better materials… well, I’ll let the work speak for itself.” Sam handed over the package. Randidly’s smile widened as he felt the weight, enough that his arms actually strained to hold it. It was a spear that he would need to grow into, which was exciting.

Carefully, he removed the cloth wrapping, revealing a long, steel grey spear, a completely whole piece of equipment, all forged of one extremely long bone.

Spine-Spear of an Ogre Gargantuan Lvl 44: A titanic spear forged from the spine of an Ogre Gargantuan. Extremely dense, the bones of the Ogre Gargantuan are a combination of calcified carbon and iron, leading to a metallic feel. The creator of this weapon is a fine artisan, and was able to bring out its inner potential to the fullest. Flash of the Dawn III. +30 Strength. The Skill Heavy Blows is automatically activated when the spear is swung, for no cost.

Flash of the Dawn III: Forged in the fires of dawn, there is a 30% to strike with additional sun based damage, and a 3% chance to cause an explosion of solar power with a strike.

Randidly laughed aloud. Nothing but Strength from the Spear, huh? The bonus from both the constant Skill activation and the forging method were extra bonuses too. With this, Randidly finally had a weapon other than that strange Aether spear to use.

Well… his expression became solemn as he looked at the spear. This spear was powerful, but it wouldn’t help to fight against the Creature, who was lurking at the end of the Dungeon. His idea about spraying stiffened and useless meaning into the Creature was worth looking into, as well as investigating that small amount of powder that Mrs. Hamilton had provided him, that caused Aether to burn more quickly.

After all, pick your weapon based upon your prey.

“Well?” Sam asked, his voice gruff. Randidly abruptly felt somewhat embarrassed, and swung the spear around, enjoying the weight of it. It was difficult at first, as his body adjusted, but the Strength bonus from using it made it just possible. As he grew used to it, his strikes grew wider, more fluid, his Yggdrasil bonuses kicking in, boosting his physical capabilities far beyond what a human should be capable up.

Alana whistled her appreciation, while Rose watched Randidly intently, furiously taking notes. Immediately Randidly stopped swinging the spear, feeling somewhat embarrassed. It wasn’t like he wanted to hide his Skills from her, she would have plenty of chances to find out later, while they were in the dungeon. But it just seemed a bit… braggy, to perform like this…

“Yea, Sam, it’s perfect.” Randidly said, meaning every word, pointing the huge grey thing towards the sky. Sam nodded in satisfaction.

“With that, no more soft attacks from you, eh? Well, that’s about it from me. Just… eh… be careful, alright?” Sam smacked Randidly’s shoulder, then walked away.

Looking at his departing back, Randidly didn’t know what to say. Should he have offered a hug…?

Scratching his neck, Randidly focused inward, and looked at his new status, with all his new equipment, his new Class… almost an entirely new person, his strength rising to another level entirely, without even him gaining Levels. There was also the fact that he still had PP that he needed to put into a Path… There was so much room for his strength to grow.

Randidly Ghosthound

Class: Planting of the Forest of Enmity (+x5)

Level: 1

Health(/R per hour): 2920/2190 [+730] (852 [+165])

Mana(/R per hour): 2149/2149 (373 [+9])

Stam(/R per min): 2350/2290 [+60] (288 [+45])

Vit: 208 (+15)

End: 120 (+20)

Str: 183 (+52)

Agi: 237 (+24)

Perception: 199 (+20)

Reaction: 211 (+15)

Resistance: 167 (+45)

Willpower: 277 (+10)

Intelligence: 196

Wisdom: 128 (+9)

Control: 298

Focus: 255 (+4)

Progenitor’s Influence: 170

Equipment: Master’s Fine Leather Belt Lvl 49 (Vit +5, Str +5, Agi +5, WP +10, Resist +15, Wis +9, Focus +4, Per +10, Health +100), Masterwork Bone Cloak Lvl 50 (Vitality, Strength, Agility, Reaction, and Perception +10, Health +300, Resistance +30, Twilight Manipulation Lvl 75), Tough Leather Armor Lvl 41 (Health +200, Endurance +20, Reaction +5, Strength +7, Agility +9, Health R +100. Stamina R +30. 5% Lifesteal), Spine-Spear of an Ogre Gargantuan Lvl 44 (+30 Str)

Paths: Newbie 7/7, P.Def 10/10, M.Supp 10/10, Risk Taker 15/15, Basic Physical Fitness 20/20, Trainee 15/15, Wandering Survivor 20/20, Pathless I 5/5, Pathless II 5/5, Pathless III 10/10, Pathfinder 15/15, Disciple of Shal 37/37, Pathless IV 10/10, Pathless V 15/15, Pathless VI 15/15, Pathless VII 20/20, Pathless VIII 20/20, Pathless IX 25/25, Pathless X 50/50, Pathless 100/100, Mana Bolt Path 25/25, Phys Fitness 25/25, Evasion 35/35, Phantom Thrust Path 40/40, Spear Mastery I 50/50, Monster Slayer I 1/1, Monster Slayer II 3/3, Heavy Blow Path 20/20, Monster Slayer III 6/6, Monster Slayer IV 12/12, Monster Slayer V 25/25, Potion Making I 25/25, The Monster Slayer 100/100, Entangling Roots 40/40, Meditation 35/35, Frontrunner 100/100, Apprentice Path 50/50, Fireball I Path 50/50, Potion Making II 35/35, Spear Mastery II 75/75, Phantom Thrust II 75/75, Empower I 60/60, Root Manipulation I 75/75, Advanced Phys Fitness 100/100, Fighting Proficiency I 80/80, The Lonesome Spear 100/100, Path of Carnage V 1000/1000, Oathbreaker 25/25, Grace I 75/75, Fighting Proficiency II 100/100, Weeping that Falls like Rain 200/200, Aether Philanthropist 1/1, Tireless 50/50, Initiate of Ash I 75/75, Bacterial Mutation I 125/125, Initiate of Ash II 150/150, Anguish I 125/125, Intermediate Battle Intent 200/200, The Ash of Aemont, the Spear Phantom 500/500, Steps of the Godling I 50/50, Mentalist I 50/50, Basic Mana Engraving 100/100, Adept(+1) 250/250, Basic Soul Bond 75/75

Skills (Soul Skill): Four-Shaded Clockwork World Lvl 1752

Combat: Spear Mastery Lvl 151, White Phantom’s Half-Step (Un) Lvl 52, Heavy Blow Lvl 74, Dagger Mastery Lvl 10, Iron Skin Lvl 47, Dodge Lvl 80, Fighting Proficiency Lvl 120, Block Lvl 54, Phantom Onslaught Lvl 42, Sweep Lvl 54, Spear Deflect Lvl 10, Calculated Blow Lvl 78, Roundhouse Kick Lvl 41, Idiosyncratic Cut (Un) Lvl 70, Pierce the Skies, Shatter the Earth Lvl 39, Body Control: Freeze Lvl 27, Stalemate Breaker Lvl 29, Talon Strike Lvl 38, Counter Lvl 1

PoFE Class Skills: Plant Dominance ® Lvl 72, Spray Holy Sap (Un) Lvl 1, Sharpness Lvl 1, Call Grove Defenders ® Lvl 1, Earthquake (Un) Lvl 1, Invigorating Call (Humanity)(Un) Lvl 1, Four-Shaded Domain (A) Lvl 1

The 7 Kata of the Ashen Spear (Ru): The Spear Advances, Ash Trails Lvl 51, As the Sun Stills *&*&@*

The 6 Signs of the Spear Phantom ®: The First Sign- The Inevitable Phantom Arrives Lvl 85 (Un), The Fifth Sign- The Spear Phantom’s Embrace ® Lvl 160, The Breath of the Spear Phantom ® Lvl 26

Aether Skills: Aether Detection Lvl 70, Aether Manipulation Lvl 71, Living Aether ® Lvl 83, System Interference Lvl 8

Spells: Spearing Roots Lvl 70, Mana Bolt Lvl 28, Mana Shield Lvl 32, Arcane Orb Lvl 22, Fireball Lvl 30, Magic Missile Lvl 4, Healing Palm Lvl 12, Pollen of the Rafflesia Lvl 20, Summon Pestilence Lvl 54, Wall of Thorns Lvl 20, Soul Seed ®, Inspiration ®, Incinerating Bolt Lvl 79, Circle of Flame Lvl 53, Plantomancy Lvl 35, Hammer of the Dawn Lvl 37, Burning Footsteps Lvl 23, Ashes to Ashes (A) Lvl 24, Touch from Beyond ® Lvl 13,

Crafting: Potion Making Lvl 37, Farming Lvl 32, Plant Breeding Lvl 19, Mapmaker Lvl 7, Analyze Lvl 29, Refine Lvl 39, Extract Lvl 29, Mana Engraving Lvl 91

Yggdrasil: Glittering Leaves of Yggdrasil (A) Lvl 101, The Golden Roots of Yggdrasil (A) Lvl 100, the Emerald Sap of Yggdrasil (A) Lvl 96, the Yyrwood Flesh of Yggdrasil (A) Lvl 104, the Indomitable Spirit of Yggdrasil (L) Lvl 97, the Cruel Indignation of Yggdrasil (A) Lvl 99

Auxiliary: Sneak Lvl 46, Acid Resistance Lvl 22, Poison Resistance Lvl 21, Pain Resistance Lvl 61, First Aid Lvl 16, Pathfinding Lvl 18, Fire Resistance Lvl 23, Sewing Lvl 11, Cutting Vegetables Lvl 2, Manual Labor Lvl 6, Digging Lvl 5, Cooking Lvl 53, Clockwork Mastery Lvl 16, Aether Connection (A) Lvl 3, Soul Bond Lvl 76, Chef’s Palate Lvl 24, Nether Resistance Lvl 3

Level UP: +5 (Vit, Per, Resist, Int, or Control), 3 free Stat, +1 M. Stat, 1 P.Def, 1 M. Supp, +1 Control, 20 health, 24 mana, +23 Stamina (+.5 regen per level) (+1 Health and Stamina Regen per level) +20 Progenitor’s influence

Soul Skill Bonuses: +16% Concentration, +12% hearing and vision range, +4% size, Immunity +8%

“Where is Neveah?” Alana asked, coming to stand next to Randidly, distracting him from his Stats. Randidly pressed his lips into a thin line.

“I… I don’t know. Well, I know, but…” Randidly turned and looked to the Northeast. Where his Soulbound companion still lay, dormant. “...she’s transforming somehow. Something to do with me gaining a Class, I expect. So for now… I’d love to wait for her, but…”

To Randidly’s surprise, the next person to step next to him was Annie. “...a NCC child developed a cough today. They brought her into the clinic, the parents more bewildered than worried. But…”

“Yea…” Randidly said, nodding, turning away. They didn’t have time to wait for Neveah, and whatever was going on. His Soul Skill too, was still transitioning, which was annoying, but hopefully that would stop soon, as it was showing definite signs of changes.

“Ready everyone?” Randidly said, looking around. Alana, Annie, Thea (and Chrysanthemum), Ptolemy, Clarissa, Lucifer, Ace, and Rose… Including Randidly, that was 9 people. A party of their best. Perhaps not THE best that could be fielded, but a flexible group, that wouldn’t debilitate Donnyton by being away.

Turning, Randidly looked North, but now Northwest. Towards the East End Village. “...Then let’s head out. Time to visit an old friend.”


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