He simply obtained the chance to acquire power.

It was an impressive ability, but since it couldn’t be used right away, there was no need to waste any more time thinking about it.

Min Sung immediately proceeded to the next step.

***

Ho Sung Lee couldn’t stop thinking about how much Min Sung had changed.

Min Sung had really changed.

He finally acknowledged his worth, and he could sense him becoming softer from his originally cold personality.

That was a fact.

The old Min Sung wouldn’t have let the elder, Tude, live no matter what he said.

He would have killed him without even blinking, so why did he listen to him this time?

He didn’t have the right to make such a request.

Since he owed Min Sung his life, he had no right to ask him to spare the elder, Tude, and if he was Min Sung, he would have felt frustrated hearing it.

But Min Sung accepted his opinion without many words.

Why?

He told him it could taint his reputation.

Was that why?

He was curious and wanted to ask why.

Ho Sung Lee hesitated for a moment before deciding to ask him…

… For the reason.

“Sir.”

“What?”

While Min Sung rode on his horse and checked the system map to see which way to go, Ho Sung Lee asked from behind, “Why did you let the elder, Tude, live?”

Min Sung laughed.

“Because you told me to.”

Ho Sung Lee gulped.

He had changed so much that he felt scared.

Min Sung was the type to kill someone if they got on his nerves, so this transformation made him feel anxious.

It was natural to feel scared when a powerful man became unpredictable.

“Ho Sung.”

As soon as his face turned pale, Min Sung called his name.

“Yes, Sir.”

Ho Sung Lee immediately lifted his head.

“I didn’t like the method, but because of you, we were able to obtain the ancient document which was on its way to the dwarves’ fortress. The reason why I accepted your quest was because you were responsible for that, and I thought you deserved it.”

“I see.”

He finally understood.

He didn’t understand it completely, but he realized Min Sung was following a standard of his own.

“But… If you did that when you didn’t do anything to deserve it, I would’ve…”

Min Sung looked up and thought of something, and that alone made Ho Sung Lee’s body shiver.

“I would’ve…”

“… You don’t have to say it. I understand.”

Min Sung nodded and checked his map again.

Ho Sung Lee sighed.

He hadn’t changed that much.

It was just that there was a part of Min Sung he had yet to know.

That was what he concluded.

And just like Min Sung said, if he stepped up without having done anything…

Gulp.

He didn’t want to imagine what would’ve happened next.

***

He currently had 237,000 experience points.

He could either buy another divination sign or another item.

Min Sung checked his item window in contemplation of what to buy, but he spotted some updated information.

Since he obtained the power certification, he was now able to purchase power with his experience points, and he was able to understand why the Dionysus Gods were so scared of him having obtained the power certification.

Power meant the power of God.

That meant he would be able to use the power of God, and that was a level that was hard to dream of for a human being.

But there was no saying that power would be used on Min Sung, and that allowed Min Sung to realize that he was already at a higher level than an average human being.

Even without power, he was already powerful enough, which meant he was in the realm of the gods already.

That was obvious just from the fact that the ruler of the Demonic Realm ran away from battling him.

But in any case, power meant the power of God, and being able to use it effortlessly gave him a leg up.

From Min Sung’s standpoint, the powers that appeared in his item window was a tempting list that he didn’t need to turn down.

Now that he was able to buy power instead of skills, he decided it was a good idea to level up in that sense instead, so Min Sung decided to buy one of the items on the power list.

There were different ranks to power, and the one that Min Sung could buy was the lowest rank at the price of 200,000 points.

But he calculated that this purchase was much more cost-effective compared to any skill, so Min Sung decided to purchase it.

Min Sung’s purchase was as follows.

[Power]

Resurrection: You can use this once for 300 hours, allowing you to bring a dead person back to life.

Whether it was Ho Sung Lee, Bowl or Ssol.

Considering the fact that the inner continent of Beatrice was home to the most powerful of all the stars, it became more likely for his subordinates to die.

As such, he thought this ability would be useful, so Min Sung bought the resurrection power without any hesitation.

The reason why he didn’t think 300 hours wasn’t a long cooldown period was because it was able to bring a dead person back to life.

It was definitely a power, and the reason why he bought the resurrection power was because he didn’t see the need to purchase a low-level power that was at a similar level of an attack skill.

After all, those were weaker than his thunder magic power.

If any of the medium or high-rank powers happened to be more powerful than his attack skills, he would consider buying them, but this wasn’t the right time for it.

After purchasing the power, he had 37,000 points remaining.

Dropping down from 237,000 points made it feel like next to nothing.

But the resurrection ability was worth investing in, and he felt no regret since all he had to do was collect more experience points.

***

“Let’s eat first,” said Min Sung after stopping his horse.

The location where they stopped for a meal was on the edge of the Dark Elf forest.

Beyond the forest was dry land without any shade to be seen.

Since this world didn’t have buildings everywhere like earth, there was a great deal of wasteland.

“We’ll eat here and send the horses back,” said Min Sung.

That meant that Ho Sung Lee would have to run with all his might again.

“We’d better eat lots for the road.”

Ho Sung Lee prepared the meal with a smile.

“Is there anything you’d like in particular?”

Ho Sung Lee asked as he took out the table from his item window.

Min Sung looked out into the endless wasteland and fell deep into thought.

He then opened his mouth.

“A stew,” replied Min Sung.

“Sure.”

Ho Sung Lee immediately began cooking.

He was able to cook anything.

That was how much recipe data chef Woong Jang gave him.

If he returned to earth and the era of hunters came to an end, Ho Sung Lee could set up a restaurant to make a living.

Chef Woong Jang’s recipes were like magic, and his cooking abilities were skyrocketing.

Ho Sung Lee washed his hands and focused all his attention on cooking.

***

A pot full of stew was boiling on top of the burner.

It was pork stew.

It was a stew he had never seen before.

‘Not soybean stew or Kimchi stew, but pork stew?’

This was very new to Min Sung.

“It’s a stew made with lots of pork and lots of hot pepper flakes to give it a kick. It’s different from kimchi stew, but the flavor is similar, so you could say it’s in the same category.”

Min Sung nodded.

That was because he agreed with what Ho Sung Lee said.

It looked like kimchi stew on the outside, but it was a different dish.

While the main ingredient of Kimchi stew was Kimchi, the main ingredient of pork stew was pork.

That simple difference was very important.

What could be noticed first was the scent of vegetables.

While the pork stew boiled on top of the burner, its visuals proved to be outstanding.

Inside the red stew were mushrooms and large pieces of pork.

In the middle of it were noodles as well as pieces of onions.

The refreshing smell tickled his nose while the deep broth looked to be vibrant and not oily at all.

‘Let’s try this.’

‘I wonder how it tastes.’

First, Min Sung put some of the contents of the stew on a spoonful of rice.

He placed mushrooms, pork, and onions on top of the rice, and put the spoon into his mouth.

As soon as he chewed it inside his mouth, Min Sung jolted his eyes wide open.

It was a completely new flavor.

Since it looked like Kimchi stew, he didn’t think it would taste much different.

But when he tasted it, it was completely different.

The refreshing broth scratched against his throat while the pork chewed plentifully between his teeth.

On top of that, the sweet flavor of the onion and the chewy texture of the noodles and mushrooms attacked his tastebuds.

Gulp!

The pleasant feeling of satisfaction filled his tummy.

The flavor of the meat went so well with the stew that Min Sung finally understood why the stew was named the way it was.

It was an intense meal thanks to the pork, but what was surprising was that his stomach didn’t feel burdened at all.

Min Sung focused all his energy on the pork stew and fully immersed himself in his meal.

After using his divination sign, Min Sung took a look at his power certification.

It looked like any old book item, and he was able to use it just by touching it.

Seeing how the Dionysus Gods were freaking out about it, it appeared to be a valuable item.

Min Sung was no businessman, so he immediately touched the power certification without making any calculations.

As soon as he did, a system message popped up notifying him that he was using his power certification.

Not much changed.

He simply obtained the chance to acquire power.

It was an impressive ability, but since it couldn’t be used right away, there was no need to waste any more time thinking about it.

Min Sung immediately proceeded to the next step.

***

Ho Sung Lee couldn’t stop thinking about how much Min Sung had changed.

Min Sung had really changed.

He finally acknowledged his worth, and he could sense him becoming softer from his originally cold personality.

That was a fact.

The old Min Sung wouldn’t have let the elder, Tude, live no matter what he said.

He would have killed him without even blinking, so why did he listen to him this time?

He didn’t have the right to make such a request.

Since he owed Min Sung his life, he had no right to ask him to spare the elder, Tude, and if he was Min Sung, he would have felt frustrated hearing it.

But Min Sung accepted his opinion without many words.

Why?

He told him it could taint his reputation.

Was that why?

He was curious and wanted to ask why.

Ho Sung Lee hesitated for a moment before deciding to ask him…

… For the reason.

“Sir.”

“What?”

While Min Sung rode on his horse and checked the system map to see which way to go, Ho Sung Lee asked from behind, “Why did you let the elder, Tude, live?”

Min Sung laughed.

“Because you told me to.”

Ho Sung Lee gulped.

He had changed so much that he felt scared.

Min Sung was the type to kill someone if they got on his nerves, so this transformation made him feel anxious.

It was natural to feel scared when a powerful man became unpredictable.

“Ho Sung.”

As soon as his face turned pale, Min Sung called his name.

“Yes, Sir.”

Ho Sung Lee immediately lifted his head.

“I didn’t like the method, but because of you, we were able to obtain the ancient document which was on its way to the dwarves’ fortress. The reason why I accepted your quest was because you were responsible for that, and I thought you deserved it.”

“I see.”

He finally understood.

He didn’t understand it completely, but he realized Min Sung was following a standard of his own.

“But… If you did that when you didn’t do anything to deserve it, I would’ve…”

Min Sung looked up and thought of something, and that alone made Ho Sung Lee’s body shiver.

“I would’ve…”

“… You don’t have to say it. I understand.”

Min Sung nodded and checked his map again.

Ho Sung Lee sighed.

He hadn’t changed that much.

It was just that there was a part of Min Sung he had yet to know.

That was what he concluded.

And just like Min Sung said, if he stepped up without having done anything…

Gulp.

He didn’t want to imagine what would’ve happened next.

***

He currently had 237,000 experience points.

He could either buy another divination sign or another item.

Min Sung checked his item window in contemplation of what to buy, but he spotted some updated information.

Since he obtained the power certification, he was now able to purchase power with his experience points, and he was able to understand why the Dionysus Gods were so scared of him having obtained the power certification.

Power meant the power of God.

That meant he would be able to use the power of God, and that was a level that was hard to dream of for a human being.

But there was no saying that power would be used on Min Sung, and that allowed Min Sung to realize that he was already at a higher level than an average human being.

Even without power, he was already powerful enough, which meant he was in the realm of the gods already.

That was obvious just from the fact that the ruler of the Demonic Realm ran away from battling him.

But in any case, power meant the power of God, and being able to use it effortlessly gave him a leg up.

From Min Sung’s standpoint, the powers that appeared in his item window was a tempting list that he didn’t need to turn down.

Now that he was able to buy power instead of skills, he decided it was a good idea to level up in that sense instead, so Min Sung decided to buy one of the items on the power list.

There were different ranks to power, and the one that Min Sung could buy was the lowest rank at the price of 200,000 points.

But he calculated that this purchase was much more cost-effective compared to any skill, so Min Sung decided to purchase it.

Min Sung’s purchase was as follows.

[Power]

Resurrection: You can use this once for 300 hours, allowing you to bring a dead person back to life.

Whether it was Ho Sung Lee, Bowl or Ssol.

Considering the fact that the inner continent of Beatrice was home to the most powerful of all the stars, it became more likely for his subordinates to die.

As such, he thought this ability would be useful, so Min Sung bought the resurrection power without any hesitation.

The reason why he didn’t think 300 hours wasn’t a long cooldown period was because it was able to bring a dead person back to life.

It was definitely a power, and the reason why he bought the resurrection power was because he didn’t see the need to purchase a low-level power that was at a similar level of an attack skill.

After all, those were weaker than his thunder magic power.

If any of the medium or high-rank powers happened to be more powerful than his attack skills, he would consider buying them, but this wasn’t the right time for it.

After purchasing the power, he had 37,000 points remaining.

Dropping down from 237,000 points made it feel like next to nothing.

But the resurrection ability was worth investing in, and he felt no regret since all he had to do was collect more experience points.

***

“Let’s eat first,” said Min Sung after stopping his horse.

The location where they stopped for a meal was on the edge of the Dark Elf forest.

Beyond the forest was dry land without any shade to be seen.

Since this world didn’t have buildings everywhere like earth, there was a great deal of wasteland.

“We’ll eat here and send the horses back,” said Min Sung.

That meant that Ho Sung Lee would have to run with all his might again.

“We’d better eat lots for the road.”

Ho Sung Lee prepared the meal with a smile.

“Is there anything you’d like in particular?”

Ho Sung Lee asked as he took out the table from his item window.

Min Sung looked out into the endless wasteland and fell deep into thought.

He then opened his mouth.

“A stew,” replied Min Sung.

“Sure.”

Ho Sung Lee immediately began cooking.

He was able to cook anything.

That was how much recipe data chef Woong Jang gave him.

If he returned to earth and the era of hunters came to an end, Ho Sung Lee could set up a restaurant to make a living.

Chef Woong Jang’s recipes were like magic, and his cooking abilities were skyrocketing.

Ho Sung Lee washed his hands and focused all his attention on cooking.

***

A pot full of stew was boiling on top of the burner.

It was pork stew.

It was a stew he had never seen before.

‘Not soybean stew or Kimchi stew, but pork stew?’

This was very new to Min Sung.

“It’s a stew made with lots of pork and lots of hot pepper flakes to give it a kick. It’s different from kimchi stew, but the flavor is similar, so you could say it’s in the same category.”

Min Sung nodded.

That was because he agreed with what Ho Sung Lee said.

It looked like kimchi stew on the outside, but it was a different dish.

While the main ingredient of Kimchi stew was Kimchi, the main ingredient of pork stew was pork.

That simple difference was very important.

What could be noticed first was the scent of vegetables.

While the pork stew boiled on top of the burner, its visuals proved to be outstanding.

Inside the red stew were mushrooms and large pieces of pork.

In the middle of it were noodles as well as pieces of onions.

The refreshing smell tickled his nose while the deep broth looked to be vibrant and not oily at all.

‘Let’s try this.’

‘I wonder how it tastes.’

First, Min Sung put some of the contents of the stew on a spoonful of rice.

He placed mushrooms, pork, and onions on top of the rice, and put the spoon into his mouth.

As soon as he chewed it inside his mouth, Min Sung jolted his eyes wide open.

It was a completely new flavor.

Since it looked like Kimchi stew, he didn’t think it would taste much different.

But when he tasted it, it was completely different.

The refreshing broth scratched against his throat while the pork chewed plentifully between his teeth.

On top of that, the sweet flavor of the onion and the chewy texture of the noodles and mushrooms attacked his tastebuds.

Gulp!

The pleasant feeling of satisfaction filled his tummy.

The flavor of the meat went so well with the stew that Min Sung finally understood why the stew was named the way it was.

It was an intense meal thanks to the pork, but what was surprising was that his stomach didn’t feel burdened at all.

Min Sung focused all his energy on the pork stew and fully immersed himself in his meal.