The process went the same as the last time Annan cleared a dungeon.
A large amount of green pigments flowed out of Amos’s eyeball that initially belonged to Elle.
When the eyeball was cut open, it splashed liquid like a burst water balloon. In the end, Amos’s entire head was stained.
Those liquids seemed to be endless, with more and more of them gushing out.
In the end, it was like a collapsed dam, roaring out of Amos’s eyes and submerging the entire room in the blink of an eye.
This world was like being repainted by a lot of paint. The three homeless men stupefied at their spot. The moment they met the river of green paint, they immediately melted and disappeared. The same happened to the furniture, ceiling, and floor in the room.
In an instant, Annan fell into the emerald green sea.
He felt intense suffocation assaulted him.
But Annan looked at all this indifferently. Instead, he looked up calmly at the top of the emerald green sea, breathed in the emerald green liquid calmly, and slowly closed his eyes.
After all, Annan had already experienced this once.
The last time he cleared “Gallery: Elle Morrison,” he was also submerged in the sea of paint. The difference was that it was red last time, but it went green this time.
When Annan woke up again, he could breathe normally in the green sea.
Loads of system prompts swept across Annan’s eyes.
[Nightmare has been purified.]
[Purify the nightmare with a designated identity. Evaluation rating increased.]
[Complete the portrait. Evaluation rating increased.]
[All four homeless men survived to the end. Evaluation rating increased significantly.]
[Kill Amos. Evaluation rating increased.]
[Injured Amos’s left eye as a homeless man. Evaluation rating increased.]
[Received Shared Experience 211 points. Perception+1.]
[The current purification progress is 74/350. Therefore, you may enter the dungeon instance again after 71 hours: 59 minutes.]
[Obtain dungeon instance clearance reward: Profession of your choice increases by 1 level.]
Annan realized that he didn’t get dungeon instance decryption rewards this time.
Is it because my way of clearing the dungeon is wrong?
Or is it that dungeon instance decryption reward will only be issued once for each level?
However, Annan was startled after noticing the purification progress.
He realized that it seemed impossible for him to build an army of proficient swordsmen at Freezing Water Port.
When he cleared the dungeon instance last time, the purification progress was only 39.
But under the players’ efforts, the cooldown had escalated to 70 hours.
This was the situation when the player hadn’t completely cleared the dungeon.
Even if Annan didn’t recruit new players, it would take these 40 players seven cooldown cycles to consume all of the 350 tries for dungeon instance, which would take more than half a month.
Oh my God!
Annan realized the problem.
This Freezing Water Port gallery dungeon instance would exist for another month at most.
After a month, Annan would have to give freedom to the players, at least providing a way to grow themselves steadily.
Annan wasn’t sure if the player could gain experience through training. But it seemed that besides the level promotion gained from clearing the nightmare and the mission experience that Annan rewarded them, the players had to turn into killing machines to attain growth.
But, how to find so many people from this world for the players to kill and farm experience?
—It is necessary to find a place where the nightmare is stably generated.
Annan felt a sense of urgency.
He only had 40 players for now.
In less than a month, a terrifying nightmare that had existed for 45 years and even involved the deity power would be thoroughly consumed.
If Annan obtained the complete Book of Divine Transporter and recruited 600 players…
“Isn’t it more fitting to be the Book of Disasters?”
But when Annan was about to promote his wizard profession level, he noticed something different.
The initially Swordsman LV10 labeled with (Max) on his attribute panel had a flashing plus sign appearing.
Oh, does this mean I have the option to promote this profession?
But, the swordsman profession isn’t a Transcended profession at all.
Annan had tried multiple times in the past. There was no way to promote the swordsman profession level.
Have I advanced? Annan directed his focus on the plus sign.
But, it seemed the advancement didn’t take place yet.
Instead, a line of words appeared in front of Annan:
[Please choose your advancement direction—]
[Swordsman LV10 (Available to be advanced): Silver Knight (Main Attribute: Perception)]
[Keywords: Resilient, endurance]
[Proficient: Environment (nightmare), fighting alone, siege]
[Advancement requirements: Perception > 12; Will > 8; Constitution > 8. When clearing a nightmare, you have performed a divine art with its activation successful without errors (Silver Sire)]
Then, another set of panels appeared in front of Annan again:
[Swordsman LV10 (Available to be advanced): Dual Wielded Swordsman (Main attribute: Agility and Strength)]
[Keywords: Balance, interference, double attack]
[Proficient: Tussle and fighting alone]
[Advanced requirements: Agility > 7; Strength > 7. Having the ability “Dual Wielding Proficiency,” “Dexterous Hands,” or “Parallel Comprehension.” When clearing a nightmare, dual wielding the same weapon type for battle. Moreover, the weapon isn’t disarmed from your hands, and you didn’t injure yourself in the battle.]
Looking at the two advancement directions that were in contrast, Annan realized.
—It turns out that the Transcended of this world changs profession like this!
One could advance when his level reached the threshold, passing the nightmare while meeting the needs of the profession in the next stage, and his attributes met the requirement!
This was why the advancement into Bronze Rank was relatively simple, while the Silver Rank Transcended was rare.
Because their attributes were not enough for advancement!
With the typical attributes and abilities of an average “strong swordsman,” they couldn’t advance into a Dual Wielded Swordsman or a Silver Knight.
For example, the players—
Even if they were at Level 10, they wouldn’t necessarily acquire the ability “Parallel Comprehension.” They had to develop the ability on their own.
To become a Dual Wielded Swordsman, the attributes might be up to the standard. However, the advancement into a Silver Knight was impossible!
The demand for Perception wasn’t difficult to meet.
Because Annan knew how to upgrade the Perception attribute—one would get to improve the Perception attribute by clearing a nightmare.
But as for how to improve the Will attribute, he had no idea.
Annan didn’t know why his initial Will attribute was so high.
But sadly, his Constitution wasn’t up to par even at the wizard’s standard.
For the Silver Knight pathway, if Annan were a commoner, he would need to sharpen his expertise toward the Constitution attribute, clearing nightmares at least seven times and acquiring a tenacious Will. Last but not least, he had to learn divine art.
Although Annan’s current attributes ultimately overflowed this demand, it was because his initial attributes were high. Moreover, he hadn’t really advanced to Bronze but promoted his second profession to Bronze. Hence, the difficulty was much simpler than the first profession.
Annan suspected that it might be necessary to have some alternate professions in the later stage.
Otherwise, he wouldn’t be able to fulfill the advancement’s attributes requirements.
Although Annan had learned this information, he still planned to ask Bread Daryl.
But before that, Annan had to prepare for advancement.
He couldn’t stall the attribute point upgrades after completing the nightmare.
Combined with the situation of Guard Captain Klaus, there should be no strict “advancement tree” for professions in this world. As long as the requirements of attributes and abilities were met, one could jump to other professions and even advance across professions.
For example, “Windrunner.”
Annan recalled Salvatore mentioning that “Windrunner” was a Silver Rank profession for hunters or lurkers. At that time, Annan was still a little confused, wondering what kind of professional Klaus was.
It now appeared that most professions did not have a fixed leading profession.
Being able to step on the wind and walk silently was of little use to a fighter, but it was of great significance to a sniper or an assassin.
But even so, Klaus could still forcefully advance into a Windrunner and attain Silver Rank.
80% of the advancement conditions of the Falteration Wizard were to master something like “Chilling Touch.” It was just that Annan didn’t meet the promotion conditions for two professions at the same time. Hence, the system didn’t give him the opportunity to choose an advancement direction.
All in all, there was no need to worry that the wrong job selection would ruin your life, albeit there was no ‘reset’ button.’
Should I advance into a Silver Knight?
Or should I add 1 level onto the wizard profession first, then I will wait for the cooldown while considering whether to advance into a Silver Knight?
“To me… it doesn’t matter.” Annan didn’t hesitate.
He was more inclined to follow the wizard pathway. The main attribute of the wizard profession was Perception, and the highest attribute of his status panel was also Perception.
The main attribute for the Silver Knight was also Perception!
This is perfect!
In addition to making him more resistant to damages, the swordsman profession was only for activating the Frost Sword. Hence, choosing what fitted him seemed more important than anything else.
Not to mention, the Silver Knight profession was far rarer than Dual Wielding Swordsman, judging by attribute requirements.
Rare things can’t be a wrong choice!
“Then, there is only one answer—”
Annan tapped the plus sign without hesitation.
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