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This translation has been done by the whole community
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We've Actually done it, the whole community got together and translated the chapter, and it was available on the Gdoc, but now - that someone checked the accuracy of it, we can officialy post it here!
Yeppy!

Zixacunx Is a quick and dedicated translator, and he will be presenting more chapters soon. Chapter 4 (Part 1 +2 are almost done)




The time of storm and gale

“Learning about the principles of Mana, it becomes a help when living in this world… It is said, being able to study magic becomes a big opportunity to confirm one’s potential. Because magic is not a subject just anyone can easily learn.”
“I’m not too sure about this. I’m pretty stupid so I think it would be better if I learn it after I grow up a little.”
"Hmm, from what I can see, you seem to have a pretty good head on your shoulders."
“But i feel like I will only be a nuisance to you Uncle Hereseh.”
“For a small child, you sure have deep thoughts.”
“…….”
“Even if it is difficult after giving it a try, you just need to try harder. Of course having a talent for magic is important, but the drive for academic achievements is just as necessary. That is why it's also called magical studies.“
After reaching the age of 5, Jess has acquired a Master.
Heresea, who had dibs on him from the beginning, had stepped forward and said that he would teach him.
Magic is difficult and if understood incorrectly, can cause serious accidents.
Jess, due to having been listening in on Heresea’s thoughts about magic before, he had trouble pretending to not to know what he was talking about.
“If you know the foundation of magic from a young age, you will also come to live knowing the pains of the rules of mana early. This will also be a great step towards rising to become an archmage in the future. Ah. Once my class is over, try to go to Nedhand too. That person said that he also had some things he would instruct you in.”
Nedhand was waiting for him at the smithy in town.
Even though it was within the city, the stability of the public peace was not to the point where a child can go alone, so Grona had to accompany him.


“To extract steel from iron ore is not easy. Still, if you have unyielding patience and endurance, it’s not difficult work either.”


“I’m not thinking of becoming a blacksmith sir.”
"It's a good way to train your strength as a warrior. As for today, let’s start from the way of holding the hammer and how to strike the iron.
Jess still had some curiosity as well.
The interest of creating something while handling iron. This small interest comparable to playing with clay in the art class, was but shattered even before 5 minutes have passed.
Hammering the iron at a steady rhythm was difficult and too physically demanding.
“My hands are really sore. Isn’t there something else I can do?”

"Was I expecting too much? Well, I guess this isn’t work for a human child who has weak bones. Then go and gather some materials.”

“When do we make a sword?”
"About 10 years, once the skin on your hands has become toughened and calloused, you can move on to the next step." He said.

“...I’d prefer it if it could happen much faster than that...”
"You fool. Even if i wanted to teach you, for someone who cannot feel the breath of iron and fire, this task would be impossible”
As expected of a dwarf craftsman, he did not teach his secrets too easily.
Anyways, Heresea’s magic lectures were things Jess’ had been listening on all this time.

As a baby with nothing else to play with, he’d been listening closely to his words and so had developed a vague understanding of magic.


When he was a baby, he could not ask Heresea about parts he did not understand. Because of that, learning magic now felt like scratching an itchy spot he couldn’t scratch before.


On the other hand, Nedhand’s form of education was ‘excessive physical activities’ something young Jess could not easily handle.


“ I am still young. What will you do if I get hurt or become sick from this?”
Although Jess tried to dispute, Nedhand just exploded in mocking laughter.

“Your mom could just fix you up.”

With divine power, healing injuries and restoring stamina was possible for Laurelle.

Dispelling pain from even broken bones and severe myalgia instantly, it was impossible to fake sickness.

‘Saying mom’s hand is medicine hand is truly a fact in this world.’ (Note: In korea, there is a saying mom’s hand is medicine hand. Mothers in korea would often rub kid’s bellyache while chanting this.)

   Since life can be lost with the slightest of mistakes in this world, education was strict here even for children.

There was no other choice but to beat the iron just like NedHand from an early age.

[“Agh, nothing is easy anywhere. I didn't realize I would be struggling in this worlds education too...”]


Back to reality, Yeon Woo laid down on the floor flatly.

He was at his happiest moment when he was rolling on the floor, eating ice-cream while doing nothing.
Though kids from elementary school sometimes gathered to play, he didn’t really have interest playing with them.
The other children were just normal 8 year olds.
Yeon Woo already had the mental age of a thirteen year old.
“I don’t want want to play with them…...”

At school, with top grades and a reserved personality, he succeeded giving out an image as a perfect student.
At home, he had an older brother and younger siblings, however they too seemed nothing but immature to him.

-The allowance Mom gave me is already gone. Should I take my younger siblings money? Nha.. they shouldn’t have much money either.. I will just take money from the kids who pass through the school backalley.’
-Need to kill ants. I’ma go roast them with the magnifying glass. I also want to catch grasshoppers, the girls at the playground will be shocked when i show it to them. kee kee keek.

[- I’ll beg mom to buy me a dress to show off at kindergarten talent competition tomorrow. I will also ask dad in a cute way so he will want to pamper me and buy me a lovely hairpin.]

“When will you guys grow up. The day may not even come before the world ends.”

[Because Yeon Woo could also read the mind of his parents, he pondered even more.]

‘Meanwhile parents are working hard and struggling to support our family!’


  • This month I am going to ask the boss to give me part of the bonus in cash. So I can get some fried pork belly and Soju with my friends.
(Soju 소주 is a type of alcohol in Korea. The rest is confusing, so I went with what was most accurate and sounded best.)

Dad often tried to spend some of the money he earned this way, however he always just ended up buying snacks for his children instead or giving them an allowance.

Mom, even though tired in the morning, always prepared breakfast for us and showed us a bright face when she returned from work.
These small efforts from the parents, the other children did not know about, Yeon woo understood them clearly.
“Aiego(something like sigh), it’s too cumbersome to play outside, relaxing on the floor is the best.”
Yeon Woo spent his holidays reading comic books and watching Television, and stayed in even when his friends called him to play outside.

Because of the excruciating studies and physical activities he does in the other world, when he came back to the real world, he spent his time resting doing nothing.

“Everything is cumbersome. For three days, I am just going to rest.”
Between friends he earned the nickname ‘turtle’, regardlessly all he wanted to do was stay still anyways.

Jess became one year older and turned 6 years old.

[In the Republic of Korea, regardless of being five or six years old, they were regarded as children and treated as such. However in the Marca- continent (dream world), things were a little different.]

It's finally the time for you to learn how to run.

“But I already know how to run very well?”


“Can you catch the wind? Don’t you want to learn how to run fast and stealthily enough that you will be undetected by the superior senses of the wild animals? If you train a bit more, in a forest you can outspeed even a bird.”  

“tha...that is possible even for me?“

[“No. It’s impossible for humans. Only Elves can run like that in the forest.]

“...”
“No, it is still possible. Humans are a race with great potential.”


[Dark Elf Grona taught him how to run.]



The way elves run is very different from the way humans run. Elves also do not breathe heavily from their mouths like humans do. Drinking the breath of the forests deeply, they run as if they are gliding on the ground.

“It will be very difficult initially. It isn't an easy thing for a human to learn how to run like an elf. Only when you can drink from the breath of the forest, you will be able to make your body light. Later on you will be even able to jump to the top of a tree in one go. Don’t you wanna be able to do that?”

“Keuheuk. I absolutely don’t want to be able to do that.”

Jess ran through the forest until it felt like his airway was blocked all the way to his chin and his heart was about explode.
In the real world he was at an age to play hide and seek in the playground, but here he was jumping and running over hills and fallen trees.

Heresea,Nedhand and Grona shared all of their wisdom and experience with Jess selfishlessly.

Jess rescuing the trapped party had become the impetus of the grave robber group education.
Marca continent is a place of many dangers and filled with opportunities of  mysterious adventures.
Vast undiscovered lands, domains of monsters, ruins of ancient civilizations, secret areas of forbidden entry by the empire.
If you wanted to travel anywhere, unless you had dozens of extra lives in stock, it wouldn’t be uncommon for you to die and rot as a skeleton in some desolate area.
That is why, to hold on to his life, there were many things left for Jess to learn.
Though things he saw, heard and experienced in the dungeons were already substantial, he had to physically learn with his body as well.

‘But you know, somehow this is still kinda fun.’
Although he found the training and the education very hard, Jess was excited for the future.
Rendall, Grona and Nedhand’s physical capabilities were all extremely impressive.
Watching their movements and abilities during combat was as amazing as watching a blockbuster movie.
Jumping off the ground then kick-jumping off walls to suppress monsters with strength and speed, they displayed great combat abilities.

Heresea’s magic prowess also had the ability to capture one’s attention, as it shined in overwhelming splendor and strength.

‘So it seems I can also have this power when I grow up a little more.’
Observing his parents and their colleagues ever since he was a baby, he couldn’t help but  wanting to be like them. It was impossible for him to be not like this.  

  • Your ability to understand magic is impressive. I don’t know if you will have the ability to feel mana but you should still be able to get a job as a mage.

  • This boy tries to take short cuts and slack off but looking at how he still finishes everything he is assigned to, he is still quite the sincere worker. Considering humans cannot catch up dwarven blacksmiths even if they were to spend their entire life, he is not bad at all.
  • Even though he cannot drink from the breath of the forest, his flexibility and physical strength are still growing nicely. He is of Rendall’s blood afterall. Though Laurelle’s blessings are probably having a bigger effect.

The teacher’s evaluation on Jess were on the generous side.
They did not expect much of Jess’s ability yet.
To use magic one needed to know how to feel the mana and rapidly reconstruct it, thus strong innate senses and a brilliant mind were required.

If you lacked the ability to feel and analyze the characteristics of Mana, you were better off giving up and becoming a wizard.
Because in the future, there was a big possibility of causing a lot of pain when trying to cast a difficult spell.
In most cases, if you are a mage lacking magical talent, you would become a low-circle magician or become a magic researcher.


Of course these lesser mages were not respected by anyone nor allowed to travel the continent freely.
Still, because the demands for magicians are high, it was easy to settle down and not starve anywhere.
Meanwhile, while experiencing war and disasters, human’s technology and ability to handle iron has grown in leaps and bounds through the years.
In particular, the magic armor born from the research of the magicians can be seen as the crown jewel of this advancement.
Magic armor, the love and pride of the Magical Studies!
A masterpiece born from the technology and magic of the human race, who were once looked down upon as inferior by other races.
Dwarves, who normally hated the elves, then also cooperated with the elves to develop their own magic armor.
Dwarves who can create anything, with the help of elves who use high level magic daily as if it was as easy as breathing, they together created magnificent awe inspiring magic armors.
These armors had much more efficiency than the magic armors made by the Grastess Empire so they were objects of anyone’s envy, however the owners of these magical armor did not come out to the outside world.
This was because only a handful of high elf knights living in the deep forest had ownership of these magic armors.
Though the magic armors created by the dwarves and elves were discovered 270 years ago, they are still boasted as having the best quality so far.
Grastess Empire continued to improve their own magic armors,  however they could not surpass the creation of the dwarves and the high elves. (Note: you guys can try to google 마장기. It is a gundam looking robot armor thing)
Orcs are the only race who couldn't create a magic armor. Even if they were to acquire one, with their unmatched simplicity, they would just end up trading it for food and alcohol.
However, living in the Great Plains, Orcs were extremely fearless.
If for example humans build a fort and try to advance into the Great Plains, the Orcs would come attacking like a flood.
Though the knights in a magical armor would be able to survive, the fort would still be destroyed, and all other soldiers would bemassacred.
Some Kingdoms, who tried to enter the Great Plains in the past, suffered from a cycle of looting and revenge throughout the following years, facing total annihilation.
While Jess read his book, his parents talked business with their colleagues.
It seems that Rendall has obtained some new information from the Grave Robber’s guild.
“The grave we will explore this time will be the buried grounds of Knight Garegosa of Earl Fred.”
Dwarf Nedhand was not impressed.
“If it’s a human knight, then there won't be much things salvage.”
Compared to commoners an Earl’s knight was certainly more richer, however there still was a large gap compared to high nobility.
“The knight Garegosa, instead of a cemetery, created his burial place by the Kelten Canyon. This was because his child died there when he was fighting monsters there. Also two years ago, House of Earl Fred collapsed after power struggles amongst other high nobility family. The Earl’s family who had accumulated a mountain of wealth from business, it all just disappeared to somewhere after their collapse.
“Is the treasure buried in the Garegosa’s grave?”
“The possibility is high. There are only a few people who still remember the existence of Garegosa’s grave. As his grave’s location is in Kelton Canyon, it is somewhere most people wouldn’t visit.”
“How about a magical armor?”
“If it was a family with a magic armor, the family probably would not have been annihilated.”
“Expensive treasures are fine too. I guess we should go get geared up and go check out the grave.”
Due to monsters rampaging regardless of nighttime or daytime, normally Kelten Canyon was not a place where a party of mere 5 people would visit.
Rendall, Laurelle, Grona, Heresea, and Nedhand then packed their belongings and headed to Kelton Canyon.
Jess followed his parents as well.
Because he was a little older now, but he had to walk instead of riding piggy back on Grona.
'I hope we find lots of treasure this time. Though my parents are quite talented in this field, so I still don’t have to worry . Even with just the treasures we have hidden in our warehouse, they can live quite abundantly.'
The treasures they have been gathering from grave hunting wasn’t just hidden under their basement either.
The treasures were also stored in hidden hideouts in the city, places people wouldn’t visit around the continent, or even in a special tomb.
Treasures from the tomb they found they could not claim right away had to be buried and hidden somewhere for a while as well.
You can think of it as some sort of retirement funds.
The burning sun reflected emerald light from the prairie during the day.
And by the night the cries of monsters and wolves were heard.
Experienced tomb robbers had the ability to grasp the general location of the grave with just a basic scenery.
Garegosa’s tomb entrance was located by the cave on the steep slope of the canyon.


Part 2



“This is it.”
“It’s quite wide. .”
As they went deeper into the tomb , more traces of monsters appeared.
For the most part, monsters dwelled in dungeons or large tombs.
Information on the monsters itself proved to be valuable for grave robbers.
Small and considerably intelligent monster, goblins were able to use tools and occasionally used goods they had found.
If gold coins were discovered on a goblin’s body, it was a good sign that there might be treasures near by.
Rendall obtained this fact from the backalley information guild and invested in nearby areas. Then he was able to find the general location of  Garegosa’s grave.
It had to be a place that couldn’t be found by people easily, as well as an area large enough for a group of goblins who normally reside in caves.
Of course the investigation was difficult with only this amount of information but by observing the nearby terrain the possible locations can be narrowed.
In-intruder!
The goblin retaliated while screaming their lungs out but for experienced grave robbers, they weren’t much of a threat.
Rendall, who was wearing a light leather armor, unsheathed his sword and stepped forward. Nedhand, dual wielding short axes, covered his back.
Goblins were no match for even against just two of them, but with the help of Heresea’s magic and Grona’s arrows, it was only a matter of time.
“Guaaaak!”
Rendall slayed the goblins mercilessly.
Goblins, due to their cowardly nature, had the tendency of running away when they were scared.
If a goblin carrying treasure would managed to escape, he may attract even more dangerous existences.
There are only 14 of them. (Translator note: he refers Goblins as 14마리, where 마리 is a suffix you add when you are counting animals.)
Nedhand was disappointed not getting the chance to use his axes properly.
Caves were a seldom life threatening place.
Wizards usually put up complex traps to protect their research, and insecurely put up extra magic traps for good measure.

When the magic traps are still active, a magician’s tomb were very difficult to grave rob and many problems needed to be overcome.
However the reward that came after the completion was substantial.
This was because even though most magicians had disciples, they chose to store all their research and treasure in the lab as well as using it as their final resting place.
Research records, magic items and materials could be easily found there.
So compared to a magicians tomb, finding treasure at a knight’s tomb were often done by just digging little around the area. Also treasures were also usually limited to their sword, armor, and maybe a little amount of antiques.
That being said, ordinary knight Garegosa’s tomb was placed in a simple cave, there would be no dangerous monsters or goblins, even traps would be unlikely.[Ntbc]
“Considering the Goblin’s breeding ability, it seems they haven’t lived here for very long.”
After looking around Heresea started to speak.
“In a spacious place like this, with 2 years alone, they would have multiplied in the hundreds already.”
“There are some few gems and it seems there are about 634 gold pieces.”
“If it’s only this much, it is too small to be the Earl’s entire fortune. There might still be a hidden area, I am going to search around a little more.”
The dwarf Nedhand began to search around.
He began to survey the ground and the walls spotlessly. Dwarves tend to be careless when drinking beer, but they were perfectionists when it came to any tasks at hand.
Then he stopped in front of a blockage.
“This place seems suspicious. No other place seems to have a secret area.”
“Maybe the cave collapsed here before?”
“It has been a long time since Garegosa was buried. Looking at the dirt, this rubble seems to be quite recent. It’s possible Goblins did this but it is possible the Earl’s Family collapsed this part to hide their treasure.
“Will the cave continue to collapse?”
Nedhand studied the wall and the ceiling thoroughly.
“I don’t think so. The ceiling seems to be crumbling here, but if we dig a little to the side, we may be able to make an entrance.”
Nedhand pulled out two pickaxes from his backpack, and gave one to Rendall. Then they begin to dig.
As you grave rob, you will gather various skills but digging can be seen as the very basic skill of grave robbing.
They have already prepare a lot of food before, so they don’t have to get back to town, not to mention people didn’t usually come to the Canyon.
Grona was looking out the cave entrance, looking for any monsters or humans that may be approaching.  
She also summoned earth spirits to reinforce the cave’s ceiling so it wouldn’t collapse.
And, 4 days later!
“The Earl’s treasure!”
Beside Garegosa’s coffin, they found Fred Earl’s hidden treasure.
There were gold coins and jewelry, as well as valuable artwork and antiques.
There were a significant amount of Vientin kingdom’s antique, however due to the collapsing ceiling, at least half of them were damaged or shattered.
Heresea clicked his tongue.
“It is quite regretful. If he had used a mage he would have been to take care of things carefully. Though understandably, only loyal knights wouldn’t have stolen anything.”
Grona spoke after she counted the treasure.
“Looking at the gold coins alone it’s more than 1,000 gold. While the jewelry can be sold at the black market for at least 3,000 gold.”
Heresea was dissatisfied not being able to contribute much to this trip. Other than time spent teaching Jess magic, it was nothing but boring.
“We worked hard so atleast this amount of treasure was needed to match our suffering. Though the treasure is still less than expected for it to be the Earl’s entire fortune.” [Ntbc]
Rendall agreed on that point as well.
He thought the fortune of an active Earl would surmount to at least 20,000 to 30,000 gold.
“Either he hid his wealth elsewhere, or his family was not as wealthy as others thought.”
“Either way, let’s get going.”
The experienced grave robber party,  once again after a successful harvest, decided to back to Terace.
But, as soon as they get closer to the city, they saw a scene of soldiers moving in groups. The sight of people not coming out of the city also seemed suspicious.
“Something must have happened. Grona, let’s go find out together.”
“Okay.”
After getting a room at a hotel, Rendall and Grona collected information at the tavern before returning.
“They are saying a civil war has broken out. After the current emperor collapsed, immense war between the army of the king candidate and the prince broke out and currently progressing. ”
It has been a while since the cities of the Gratess Empire were invaded by other surrounding countries.
However, the scary thing about this situation was, a war could have broken out between any lords of these cities.

Heresea sighed.
“I knew this time would eventually come. There was already a tension between the king candidate and the third prince, this will be quite a long civil war. Many cities will be devastated.”
“There is also a rumour that the fourth prince is trying to bring in another kingdom’s army.”
“From our standpoint, this war will create many noble graves for us to dig later. Wait a minute, that means it would be dangerous for us to travel to Terace right now.”

With the civil war going on, it was a safer to stay quietly at a city far away from the capital.
With rule and order gone, there was a chance of being attacked by the Imperial Army on the plains.
Laurelle shared her opinion.



“Like the past the civil war may not end in the matter of 1 or 2 years, so how does hiding out at the elve’s forest sound?”


There was a forest elves lived in within the Gratess empire.


With the force of the Elves being too fearsome, this was a place where the empire’s rules and order did not apply, making it a safe place away from the war.


Laurelle had healed elves and had become their friends before, so it had become a place where she could visit anytime.

“That is a great idea. We only have to cross only about three mountains from here so we don’t have to worry about encountering the army . “

“Let’s go to the forest of the elves”

The elf forest had just replaced the city Terace as his new home.



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  1. http://nlinkzone.blogspot.com.br/2014/03/legendary-moonlight-sculptor.html

    I found this link with the earliest translations

    see what you find there

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