chapter 2

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Before I could get back on my feet, he rushed me and pinned my bones up against the wall. Thrashing around it tore off my remaining arm and legs, scattering them across the floor and squished me into the wall.

‘Shit! I’ll get my revenge!’

I was stuck in the wall, no limbs and hardly able to move. It took hours just to shuffle my way a few centimeters.


Finally, a few hours later I was able to pull out my body from the hole in the wall.

‘What a rude guy, threw my limbs around, is it too much to ask to at least put them in a neat little pile?’

I began crawling slowly towards my bones scattered across the cave. I found a piece and tried to put it in its place and was happy to know it fused well. Going around I slowly gathered more pieces and limbs recovering some strength. I had realised that my HP had diminished significantly since I had lost some bones. After about 60 ~ 70 hours I finally found all the pieces and recovered my strength.

‘Ughh… I’m feeling alright but my right arm and dagger…’

My missing right arm and dagger were the biggest problem. I was left with only the one arm, two legs a shield and an old helmet.

I returned to the pile of bones where I had found my previous equipment, looking for a suitable weapon.

‘What about this one?’

It was a broken femoral bone from a skeleton soldier which was most likely a deceased colleague of mine. I tried to sharpen it against the rock wall but it would always crumble and seemed to have very low durability. At the very least it was nowhere near as solid as iron.

‘The Tomb Tyrant’s attack power was 20 right? But I’m somehow still alive, was he just fooling around with me?’

My anger towards the big rat was rising and I really wanted to get my revenge.

I thought about trying to level up once. It might only be one level but I hoped something would happen if I hit maxed level.

I gathered some more moss and created the same trap, waiting. Eventually two tomb rats took the bait and I made quick work of them, absorbing the experience. It felt like I had become more skilled after a few attempts.

[+11 experience points]
[+22 experience points]

[Level increased 4 ➢ 5]

[Level has reached Max]

[Evolution is now possible]

‘Was evolution possible?’

Thoughts were racing through my mind as I decided to check my status. What kind of evolution would it be, would it help me overcome that Tomb Tyrant?

Name: N/A
Gender: N/A
Status: Normal
Type: Skeleton/ Undead
Class: Soldier
Rank: H
Level: 5/5 (Max)
HP: 15/15
MP: 1/1
Attack: 7
Defense: 3
Agility: 5
Intelligence: 1
✧ Unique Skills
[Resurrection Lv 1] [Night Vision Lv 1] [Falling resistance Lv1]
✧ Titles
[Rat Trapper]
✧ Evolution Choice
[Skeleton Warrior] [Skeleton Wizard] [Skeleton Rogue]

The evolution options seemed to follow a standard RPG series. The skeleton warrior most likely focuses on strength, the wizard seems to be able to manipulate magic and the rogue is probably an assassin type.

Because of my current one armed situation, the wizard path seemed the most advantageous for me. Also, the Tyrant didn’t have any magic powers so magic was most likely it’s weakness making my evolution path an easy choice.

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