Chapter 50: Undying Dungeon: Begin
The blinding light disappeared, and Derek found his footing. His first thought was to make sure that they were all in a safe room, as this was the first level 100 dungeon they had explored. Derek looked around. They were all enclosed in a stone room.
The air was still, and there was a gloominess that sent a chill down his spine. “Alright everyone, you all stay safe in here. Don’t open the door after I close it. I’ll come get you all when I’m finished.” Derek waited for a moment, seeing that there were no objections or complaints. He made his way towards the room door.
He placed his hands on the door and began to slowly slide it open. Once the door was somewhat open, he peeked through space. He shivered. They were in a graveyard and the so-called safe room was actually a tomb.
I guess I should have figured as much. It makes sense that a dungeon with undying monsters would have a setting like this. Derek scanned what surroundings he could see through the crack. Oh, good… Skeletons. Even with his time on Earth, Derek had never fought against skeletons. He had, however, heard horror stories from people who had.
The unfortunate thing about skeletons, if they were the same as the ones on Earth, is that they could only be completely killed by magic. Fire magic was best, but any magic worked. Of course, they could be rendered useless by physical attacks. If one was to separate a skeleton’s head from its body, it would only be able to control its head. The only way to vanquish a skeleton is to extinguish the soul flame behind its eyes.
Derek let out a sigh. If it had been earlier, before he unlocked his void magic, he would have been useless in this dungeon. He started thinking about the ghoul he killed. It had bright eyes, I wonder if it had the same traits of the skeletons. It might be lucky that I used the void in my final attack on it.
Derek used Identify on one of the skeletons.
A monster spawned in an undying dungeon. Due to being dead, a skeleton cannot be exterminated by physical means. This skeleton is a warrior type and has upgraded physical stats.
It seemed like skeletons were all the same. Derek went ahead and identified multiple other skeletons. There were Skeleton Warriors, Skeleton Archers, and Skeleton Mages. What made Derek sigh was the amount of enemies he would be facing. There were dozens of skeletons, and they were all level 100. There were also Vampire Bats flying around at extreme speeds. He suspected that if anyone other than him were to walk out, they would be executed immediately.
I’m definitely going to be level 80 or more by the time this is over. I guess the Extreme Overflow is causing the enemies to be packed so densely. Derek turned to his team. “Make sure no one opens this door.” He reiterated, this time in a more serious tone.
Here we go. Derek pulled the door open quickly and stepped out. Immediately, he turned and closed the door. As soon as the door was closed, a Vampire Bat flew into the stone door. Holy shit! If he had been any slower, his entire group would be dead.
He quickly reached over and grabbed the stunned bat. He squeezed with his newfound strength. The bat turned to mush almost immediately, and he threw the corpse away. For this fight, Derek was wearing his most worn-out pair of jeans and shirt. None of the armor in his bracelet would be effective against anything at level 100, so he went with comfort.
Derek summoned his glaive, wincing at the chip in the blade. He knew that he would not have enough mana to take care of everything, so he decided to disable as many skeletons as he could before gathering their heads and finishing them off.
He ran past tombstones to get to the first skeleton. His aim was strictly the neck. Before the Skeleton Warrior could turn around, he swung his glaive. With a smooth cut, its head disconnected from its spine. Bones came crashing to the ground as Derek kicked the head towards a relatively unpopulated area of the graveyard. That’s one.
The disturbance caused by the first kill drew the aggro from the surrounding undead. Another bat swooped in to bite Derek, but he slapped it out of the air. Derek continued his charge through the skeleton horde.
His upgraded Dexterity allowed him to dodge the incoming spells and arrows with ease. Slash after slash, more and more skeletons fell. Derek always tried to move their heads away from their bodies so they would be unable to rebuild. More and more bats swooped in, being killed in the process.
Eventually, Derek noticed that he had not had to kill a bat for some time. He looked around as he went after a Skeleton Mage and found that he could not see anymore flying around. I guess that’s the last bat. With the bats gone, he was able to play a little more recklessly. He moved faster, occasionally using Sweeping Slash towards groups. The still standing skeletons dwindled down one by one until Derek was the only thing on two feet.
Derek began gathering the skulls from the disables skeletons, moving them all to one area. Damn, I hate fetch quests. Soon, all the skulls with soul flames were all gathered. Derek began channeling the void.
He activated Sweeping Slash while also channeling the void, and the normal white projection from the slash took on a purple hue. The slash hit the pile of skulls and went through them. Notification after notification appeared in the corner of Derek's vision. Derek took a quick look at his status. His level was paused on 50 and was calling for a class upgrade.
Derek sighed and continued using the void to finish off the skeletons. When he finally got to what looked like the final skull with a soul flame, he stopped. He moved the skull to a solitary location and walked back to the tomb.
He slid the tomb door open to see his team all in a battle stance. He nodded his head in approval as he walked in and closed the door behind him.
“What happened?” Rayna asked.
“Shit ton of skeletons and bats. What you would expect from a graveyard. I leveled to my next class upgrade, so I figured it would be best to do it now, just in case something unexpected happens later. I left one alive so the next wave doesn’t spawn.” He answered.
Derek sat on a stone bench on one side of the tomb and focused on the ‘Upgrade Class’ option. Skimming through all the class change options, Derek found that there really was not anything new. He then looked at his ‘Champion of the Void’ class upgrade.
Oh? His eyes went wide as he looked at his next upgrade.
Legend of the Void
You have lived within the void, and used the void as you see fit. You have become a void user of legend. Unlike others, you will no longer become trapped in the void. The void is your ally.
Legend of the Void is a growth type legendary class. Preferences for this class are unknown. Two skills will be available upon class selection.
You will receive 30 free stat points for allocation to your choosing.
Holy shit! He had never suspected for his growth type class to upgrade so quickly, and into a legendary class at that. Derek was a bit disappointed that the legendary class only gave two new skills, but the ten extra stat points per level more than made up for the limited class skills. Who knows? By the time I leave this dungeon, I’ll probably be able to have all of my stats at 500 and probably much more.
At his current level 49, Derek had already earned enough stat points to get his Wisdom stat to 500 and he only needed less than 200 more points to complete the process. Six levels, with the new free stat points. All I will need is six more levels. One thing that did scare him was the possible amount of XP that he would need to level up a legendary class. He could already tell that the amount of XP he needed for his epic class was at least twice as much as someone with a common one.
Derek looked at the final level up notification he had received.
You Have Killed level 100 Skeleton Mage
69,455 Experience Gained
31,205/??? Experience to Next Level (Must Upgrade Class to Level beyond 50)
Derek took a deep breath, then chose to upgrade his class. A deep purple glow shot out from his body, startling everyone in the room. If they thought Malorie’s class upgrade was special, the phenomena that Derek was causing was otherworldly. Even they could see the disturbance in the void caused by his class upgrade. The disturbance lasted for minutes until it finally calmed. Derek finally opened his eyes, but instead of the normal blue color that everyone was used to, they were a deep, darker purple, and it did not seem like they would turn back.
Seeing everyone staring at him, Derek spoke. “What?”
“Your eyes, they’re purple.” Thomas answered.
Derek frowned and closed his eyes. He made sure that his Void Sense was turned down and checked his body to make sure he was not channeling any void. Afterward, he looked up and asked. “What about now?”
Thomas shook his head. “Still purple.” He said.
Derek inwardly cursed, he had really liked his blue eyes. Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to get used to it. New notifications manifested after the upgrade, and he opened one.
You are now a ‘Legend of the Void.’
He dismissed the notification and moved on to the next.
For obtaining a legendary rarity class, you have received 25 skill points.
You have received 30 stat points.
Derek smiled. I like that… Now, Derek just needed to see how much he had leveled from his slaughter and what his two new skills were.