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The Rise Of A Porter

Do read my new novel **Chimaera's Conquest**. It would mean a lot to me if you could read it and give your valuable review. Thanks in advance. **** The novel follows the story of Arnold, a porter, who accompanies warriors and superhumans inside dangerous dungeons, which are distinguished by their colours. The porters were always mistreated by the modern human civilization and even though their job was riskier than that of warriors and superhumans, their existence was never appreciated nor were they paid well. No one knows why these dungeons started to appear all over the world. The only thing they know was the dangers that would find their way into the world if they didn't kill the monsters. But only a selected few cared about the calamity because for the rest it was all about earning money and gaining power. But nothing in this new world is constant and everything keeps changing, and this time the change would find its way towards an ordinary Porter. After stealing a scroll from the dungeon, he ran off to his home. The scroll gave him powers no one could've imagined to gain. But he wasn't alone. 9 other humans had been granted similar powers... powers of the Gods! What would Arnold do with his newfound powers? Will he kill the other 8 Paladins and rule over the world which had oppressed him for years? Or will he rise against the Gods and make them repent for their crimes? Can the strength lent by the Gods be sufficient to deal with them once and for all? Would he be able to defeat his creator? Or will he join the Gods instead? Too many questions, too little time. The decisions he would make could be the end of humanity Or would an ordinary Porter, become he world's only hope? Follow me on the journey to the power of this ordinary Porter as he becomes the Savior or the Devil. ******************* Gold tier award-winning novel of WPC#130. ******************* Warning: There might be a few grammatical errors in the early chapters, so if you are a grammar nazI then please proceed with caution. Also, the MC isn't very bright and will do a lot of stupid things from time to time. So if you like a cool and calculating MC you won't be seeing him like that until later chapters (Chapter 100 or so). I'm telling this to y'all here so you don't start yelling at me in the comments or review. All in all, I've tried to make the MC as realistic as I could. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you and enjoy reading my creation! *********************** Discord link: https://discord.gg/uQzmEr8 *********************** Cover art by unknown (If anyone knows the artist then please inform me on discord: AkshatArpit#8707) (if anyone has any problems with it, then please leave a review to let me know. All rights belong to the artist)

AkshatArpit · Fantasy
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565 Chs

First Mission (5)

BACK AT THE GUILD

"What's the status?" John asked his assistant, Maya.

"According to the latest report both EL and... what was his name?" Maya responded, ruffling through a folder, as she tried to keep up with her boss.

"Arnold." He replied.

"Yes, him. Both of them were still inside the boss' chamber."

"How long has it been?"

"Approximately 1 hour since they went inside."

"Cancel my appointments for today. I'm going to the dungeon."

"Yes sir-" Suddenly her communicator rang, she tapped the surface of her wristwatch and guild manager's holographic face could be seen floating above the watch.

"The door finally opened, EL is unharmed but it seems the new kid wasn't that lucky," he informed them.

Hearing this John immediately seized Maya's hand and ordered the manager to take him to the hospital. The manager nodded and cut the call.

"Tell the doctors to take care of him and not to worry about the money for his treatment," John said got into his car and drove off, somewhere into the sunset.

*****

MOMENTS EARLIER

"Ricardo, the gate is opening!" Ashley shouted all of a sudden.

"They did it?" Everyone was dumbstruck. One level B and level D warriors killed a level B+ or higher-level boss? Unbelievable!

But Alice and Ricardo were concerned about the two and rushed into the room and saw the reaper's headless body slumping down and disintegrating, leaving behind a red ruby-like crystal.

Two, four-armed golems stood over at the far end of the room, EL motionlessly stood next to them. They immediately ran up to them, their heart sank, when they saw Arnold lying there. Alice immediately went to her knees and analysed the situation.

"7 broken ribs, fractured skull, punctured lungs, bones in his right arm have been shattered..." She mumbled, "but he's healing on his own?"

The process was slow but his wounds were slowly themselves. Only his right arm wasn't showing any signs of improvement, so she decided to use her abilities to fix it, without wasting even a second she immediately acted on it.

Arnold's body tightened immediately, and large beads of sweat rolled down his body. He clenched his teeth, but a muted scream still came out between his teeth. The pain lasted for around ten minutes before Arnold finally gained consciousness. He still had a head-splitting pain but he was alive. A system notification was open on his interface.

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[ QUEST ]: The Undead Reaper

• [ INTRODUCTION ]: You are under attack by [UNDEAD REAPER], its kill or be killed.

[ TASK ]: Kill the [UNDEAD REAPER], having more than 45% contribution (deal at least 2250 points of damage the reaper).

[ PROGRESS ] : 3059/2250 damage dealt.

[ STATUS ] : Completed

[ REWARDS FOR COMPLETION ] :

• 10000 EXP

• Two random Items/abilities

<Claim >

[ BONUS QUEST ]: Deal more than 60% damage to the reaper. (deal at least 3000 points of damage the reaper).

[ PROGRESS ] : 3059/3000 damage dealt.

[ STATUS ] : Completed

[ BONUS REWARDS ] :

• Hidden reward

<Claim >

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"What the hell happened here?" He tried to get up, but Alice pushed him down.

"Don't get up for a while. Your body is healing itself but it'll take some time. The management has been informed, the help is on the way so just rest for a while." She was trying to process the fact that Arnold had the self-healing ability.

"Ok... my head is spinning either way..." he replied laying back down, he looked at EL and continued. "Thanks for saving me."

"If it wasn't for you and your summons we'd be dead right about now." EL said pointing at the B ranked golem who was wielding the reaper's scythe, standing next to him and continued, "He did most of the work. So the way I see it, I'm the one who should be thanking you."

"Thank you... for your hard work." Arnold mumbled before recalling the summons.

Soon the paramedics arrived at the scene and carefully carried Arnold outside. It seemed that the news about the dungeon room had leaked because a lot of people and reporters were waiting for them to come out.

As soon as Arnold was rolled out of the dungeon on a stretcher, hundreds of cameras started clicking his pictures. Few people recognised him from the incident that happened a week ago and immediately started gossiping about him.

"Hey isn't that the porter guy from last week's coverage?"

"Yeah, you're right! But what was someone like him doing inside the boss room?"

"Maybe fame got to his head. Hahahaha."

"He thought he could take the boss himsel-"

Before the man could finish his sentence, EL grabbed him by his collar and pulled him out of the crowd.

"Be careful about what you say and where you say it," He let go of him and then looked at the others and shouted as loudly as he could, "HE SAVED MY LIFE! GIVE HIM THE RESPECT HE DESERVES."

Everyone was shocked by this, a porter saved a warrior? How was that even possible? But no one dared to question an enraged warrior, especially under the given situation.

No one knew that Arnold wasn't a porter anymore as his power level wasn't calculated yet and hence he wasn't registered in the warrior index.

Arnold was transported to the hospital asking with Alice and the guild manager, while the others weren't back to the guild.

*****

NEXT MORNING

"How are you feeling today?" The doctor asked, flipping through Arnold's medical records. "Your healing ability is one of a kind. Nearly all of your wounds are healed after resting for one night!"

"It's all thanks to the first aid expert Alice." Arnold smiled back at him.

"Indeed. You'll be discharged in the evening, so rest up till then."

Arnold opened the mission tab and accepted the rewards.

"Let's see what I got!"

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[QUEST REWARD] :

You've gained 10000 EXP.

You've levelled up!

Current level: 30

Your rank has been increased to C

You've achieved a new rank.

Rewards :

ALL STATS : + 10

HP : +1000

MANA : + 700

<You can view your stats in the main interface>

You've gained a new ability :

• [DEMON BLITZ] : (Active ability) (Only applicable when using artillery class weapon)

A type of enhancement spell. It can only be activated when your weapon has the last bullet left it. After using this ability, your weapon will be able to fire infinite bullets for a short period. Each bullet will cause additional true damage up to 2% of the target's max HP.

Duration of skill: 2 minutes (Can be increased by levelling up).

[ Rank: S ]

[Mana cost: 250]

[HIDDEN QUEST REWARD] :

You've gained a new weapon blueprint :

• [VINDICATOR]: A heavy duel wielding gun having explosive damage upon hitting your target. Handling this gun isn't child's play.

Grade: B

Damage: 115-126 (physical)

Overload : 3 minutes

Cooldown: 15 seconds

Range: 40 meter

Ammo Type: Enchanted bullets

Magazine Capacity: 30 (15 each)

Weight : 2.3 kg

Additional skill : [EXPLOSIVE SHOT] - Deals additional 60% damage when the target is closer than 10 meter.

<Use the forge function to learn and convert blueprint into weapon>

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