The sound of monsters could be heard all over the forest, I have come across many low-level Monster's but I didn't bother with them as long as they didn't bother me.
"Swis.h.!.+" I kill the lv.2 Private Grade monster in one move, I did not even collect it's material because they are not worth much and only dead weight.
I am only going to take Hearts Lv. 3 Private grade Monsters because they sold at five hundred credits while other parts are not worth taking.
Only specialist Grade monsters are treasure, that is why I have come to the Austin Lake, to hunt Specialist Grade monsters.
Soon I reach the outskirt of Austin Lake, the lake is some 10-15 km away but this is an area where initial Specialist Grade monsters and Peak Private Grade monsters are found.
''Growl!" I heard, when I looked toward it, it is Swift Gale Cougar, it looked quite young and at lv.3 Private Grade, it's fur looked luxurious and s.h.i.+ny and it is one of the monsters that are in high demand.
Swift Gale cougars inhabit mountainous region which is ahead of Austin lake, they rarely venture in the Austin lake, this young Swift Gale Cougar must have got lost from its mother.
It dashed towards me ferocious glint in its eyes, I just swiftly remove my sword and wait for it to come closer, as it is three meters ahead of me, it suddenly jumps with intentions of biting my neck.
It is fast but I can clearly see, I gripped my sword and stood in my original position, I want to let it come closer to me and decapitate it in a single move.
Just as it came close and only at hand distance from, I swing my sword to cut its neck in a single move.
"Slic spurt…" My sword touched across its neck but
as my sword enters the inch deep and draws out a spurt of blood but it changed its direction midair by swinging its body at an unnatural angle and fled into the forest and soon disappeared into the forest, really it's swift as gale as it named.
''d.a.m.n!" I said as such price got away, just the price of its fur is equal to the Lv.1 Specialist Grade monster cores.
Those Red Nail Rats's that we encountered are one of the weakest monster special even that cougar monster that I just fought just now can easily kill tens of initial level Specialist Grade red nail rats.
I was too overconfident just now, I thought I could kill it with one swing but I didn't consider that swift gale cougar as its name suggest is extremely fast especially when its life is in danger.
'Sigh' i sighed and take a note to remember full details about the monster that I am fighting. I walk toward the lake, I plant to five km away from the lake this neither close to lake nor too far, I chose this distance because I do not want to alert another monster while I am fighting the different monster.
''Chu chu..." Ashlyn called out, telepathy she told me to look left, when I see, in the bushes is a brown stripped badger and it was preparing to launch sneak attack me.
It is Lv.1 of Specialist Grade monster. Seeing being caught it didn't shrink in the bushes but come to attack me he head on.
''Clank Clank Clank.." Sparks fly out as its nails and my sword met. This Brown Strips Badger Monster is tall as my thighs and has nails that are double size of a palm.
''Good" I said and I fought against this badger, this badger is strong as Bert and very agile despite its chubby figure.
The good this is, that it didn't have any casting (elemental/long range) powers, or it will be very hectic.
What I see in front of me is not Brown stripped badger monster but possible eight thousand credits. Being Specialist grade monster not just it's core is important, it's, skin, meat and nails will also fetch a good price.
''Slic…" I aimed for its neck but it dodges on the time, while my sword got few of its hair. "Clang Clang" my sword clash with the monster but never able to injure it.
One of my weakness is that I am having difficulties following it, due to its an agile body, it could easily climb the tree and dodge my attack at last second. it's not that I don't have the strength to follow it, it's that I don't have a method to utilize that strength to its the apex.
Combat styles are these methods, they have complicated movements can be used in any environment or terrain or situation, with the combat (weapon), I can draw out the full potential of my body.
"Clang." I defended from its attack as it attacked me from the tree, it does it all the time since we were fighting. It is not missing any chance of attacking me.
It is a good thing that power of the first set of Exercise has merged with me; with that power, I can fend off its attack. In three days have never successfully circulated the moves of the exercise, the immense pain hit me as soon as I start to circulate it, it is many times stronger than the twenty-fourth movement of the 1st set, feeling that pain, I just never want to do it again.
I have been fighting badger for an hour but I've never able to injure it because of its d.a.m.n agility and Ashlyn isn't helping me as she is still angry with me.
"Ashlyn if you help me now, I promise I'll order delicious food for you daily as long as we have money for it money," I said, half an hour ago I have also given her offer for a whole week and then a month but she refused to budge saying she wanted to eat that delicious food every day.
Hearing her say that through our emotion bond, I didn't give another offer to her again thinking I'll be able to defeat this badger soon but half an hour pa.s.ses and that badger is still energetic as ever.
"Chu chu.." she cried out with her head high arrogantly and flew away from my hear, badger got cautious after that in fighting but after fifteen minutes she flew away and didn't near, he let go of his cautions.
"Clang Clang .." Brown stripped badger monster and I kept fighting, as for Ashlyn she is hiding in the sky waiting for form order to attack, I want this fight finished one move as she sneaked attack on.
"Now!" I said as badger jump down from a tall tree to attack me, "whoosh" a big silver fireball double the size of Ashlyn reign down from the sky aiming for badger.
Seeing a big fireball coming toward it with full speed, monster agility changed in the direction in midair.
"Stab thud!" I stab its skull in a single move and it fell on the ground.
I have been carefully observing this badger for an hour and a half studying all of his moves when it jumps from tall tree to attack me, I saw it is the best chance for attack and order Ashlyn to attack with a fireball that she had been holding on for while.
I already expected it to dodge the attack seeing it agility, I just wanted to dodge it, it dodge in the left direction as I predicted and I had already moved their when monster mind was occupied with the incoming sneak attack and when it moved left to dodge, it already served itself to on silver platter and I just have to stab it.
"Chuuu chu.." Ashlyn cried out victoriously, "good job Ashlyn." I said and patted her as she was flying in front of me in joy.