Chapter 2: Growing up…in 3 months [1]: Hunter
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Hungry.

 

I woke up the next day and felt hungry. My mother was still asleep. I was starving, so I started crying with my sister who was the same way. 

Our crying woke my mother up, so she pulled us close to her tits and we started suckling for milk.

 

Unlike yesterday, we no longer looked like newborn babies by human standards, we looked like a baby of a couple of years old, so I started to feel the ability to talk innately, as if the knowledge appeared by itself, the same with walking, although I had never done it before, it was no challenge except to keep my balance when I tried to run with my sister.

 

In the evening, with my father's return, it was explained to my sister and me that in 5 days, 1 week from our birth we should choose which trade we want to learn. Because of our rapid growth a week would be the equivalent of a 10 year old human child. 

 

During this week, we experienced rapid growth and learned the basic functions of each trade.

 

”Sister Rina, what will you choose,” I asked nervously waiting for our father's return. 

”Runemaster” she answered cheerfully. 

”And you, brother Zarok?” she said as she looked at me with her wheat yellow eyes.

”I will be an alchemist and a hunter” I said with clear confidence and joy.

 

‘With my talent in alchemy I can rise high in the village, and hunter is the most recognized job’, normally, not everyone can be a hunter so easily, there is a stats requirement to be a hunter, those who don't make it almost always end up doing other trades. Naturally, as a Hobgoblin's son Zarok complies, but as his father is a leader, no tests are needed. 

 

The reason everyone wants to be a hunter is because you get the best food, as you get a share of the game, you get a share of the goods and it is the easiest way to level up. To get the experience to level up you can either through leveling up skills or through hunting.

 

In a world where the strong have the power, nothing is more important than leveling up and improving your race and stats.

 

The next day, my father dropped my sister off at the Rune Masters area and took me with him to the training ground.

 

There he left me waiting with 3 other Goblins, 2 boys and a girl, all my age. It wasn't long though before 4 adult Goblins came to pick us up.

 

”Come with me” one of the 4 newcomers said to me.

I immediately followed him as I examined him. He was tall, about 6 feet, almost as tall as his father, he was clearly a Hobgoblin by his height, no high goblin goes over 4.5 feet.

 

"You can call me Kurt. As you were born 1 week ago, you are the weakest of us hunters, so you will mainly carry the things we hunt. I will also teach you archery, use of daggers, skinning, and use of basic equipment. all equipment and tools will be provided for your training.." Said Kurt, the Hobgoblin.

 

As we walked out of the training camp located inside a large cave, we came to the edge of the forest.

"Everyone, this is Zarok. He will be part of our group. The group of Goblins stared at me. There were four of them counting Kurt, he and one other were the only Hobgoblin in the now five person team with me. 

 

The one who looked the youngest besides me ran up to me ‘I am Zin, I specialize in strength and endurance, I serve as a tank in case we meet magical beasts and humans.’ He said cheerfully.

 

"Enough of your jokes, Zarok. Put on this backpack and follow us”, Kurt said.

So, they left the Goblin tribe's cave, heading into the lush forest. There were two Goblins in front of Kurt and two behind. As he was the weakest of them, they could not leave him unprotected, in case a beast or something attacked them. 

He made much more noise than they did when walking, so they also taught him slowly how to walk, while Kurt carefully followed some tracks they had found. Kurt was the best tracker in the whole tribe. He was talented, called a Ranger or something like that, and he had many skills.

After about thirty minutes, Kurt stopped them abruptly and pointed ahead. By a small meadow a brown rabbit was drinking. One of the Goblins prepared an arrow, but Kurt quickly stopped him before pulling a small net out of a bag. The net had black balls on the ends. Kurt held them easily, so they didn't seem very heavy. However, when he threw the net at the rabbit, it made a loud sound as it hit the ground again.

 

"Zarok, come here. This rabbit is yours." 

Kurt said and I nodded understanding his intention.

 

I pulled out the long dagger my father had given me and approached the rabbit, with one hand I gripped the fur on its back tightly and with my other hand I embedded the dagger into its neck.

 

Congrats you have received 10 Xp for kill: Bunny

Congrats you have received Skill Dagger level 1: 10 Xp points for learning this skill

From what my parents had told me, I already knew something like this would happen. ‘I got 10 Xp for the Bunny and 10 Xp for the skill, I have 80 Xp left to level up’.

 

‘Thanks Kurt’ I said with a sincere smile.

‘Hahahahaha, don't worry, new hunters are always helped to collect Xp’ Kurt replied.

 

We returned to the tribe hours later, a couple of hours before dusk. In all that time I killed 10 rabbits for which I received 100 Xp. At this rate by the end of the week I would be able to be level 4.

 

Kurt used that hour before going home to teach me how to skin a rabbit and a deer. 

 

Congrats you have received Skill Skinning level 1: 10 Xp points for learning this skill.

 


Status window

 

Name: Zarok

Level: 2

Class: none

Xp: 30/200

Race: Goblin - High Goblin

Gender: male

Age: 1 week

Titles: none

HP: 30/30

Mana: 30/30

Stamina: 12/12

Strength: 5

Agility: 5

Constitution: 5

Endurance: 4

Intelligence: 10

Luck: 10

Point of stats: 2

 

Talent: Blessed by Alchemy

skills: 

Dagger Lv 1

Skinning Lv 1


Domination System

Domination Xp: 0/100

System Points: 0

 

 

My stats will grow naturally until I reach adolescence, when I turn 3 months old. According to my father the most important stat for a hunter who will use bow and dagger is agility, so I'll put one point in agility. The other one I would like to put in luck, but luck is a special stat and can't be improved except by special methods. I'll put the other point in Endurance, so I can train and hunt longer.


Status window

 

Name: Zarok

Level: 2

Class: none

Xp: 30/200

Race: Goblin - High Goblin

Gender: male

Age: 1 week

Titles: none

HP: 32/32

Mana: 30/30

Stamina: 15/15

Strength: 5

Agility: 5 + 1 = 6

Constitution: 5

Endurance: 4 + 1 = 5

Intelligence: 10

Luck: 10

Point of stats: 0

 

Talent: Blessed by Alchemy

skills: 

Dagger Lv 1

Skinning Lv 1


Domination System

Domination Xp: 0/100

System Points: 0

 

 

Each level is two stats points

 

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