The Skill Maker - Chapter 118
<It's Delicious and Good for the Body #3>
’’A lot of the guests are getting lost at night . ’’
’’Oh, you're referring to the guests that are getting lost in front of the restricted area, right?’’
’’Yeah and they said there's a lost child that keeps visiting the supply room . ’’
’’I wonder why . This place isn't that difficult to navigate around . ’’
’’I know, it's weird, right? Or maybe it's because I've gotten used to this place and it's really easy to get lost . ’’
’’I don't think so...’’
A smile appeared on Hyun-Soo's face as he watched Katrina think seriously about it .
He already heard it from Kim Yoo-Na, but he was able to confirm the current situation again through Katrina .
'They feel provoked . '
Things were going like he had planned .
Letting Riri fly every time they ate was effective .
Hyun-Soo wanted to provoke the hunters . He wanted to raise their expectations and imagination through Riri .
It was up to them to choose .
And through that, he'll be able to filter them out .
'Should I provoke them a bit more?'
Hyun-Soo recalled the ingredients that were sitting in his dorm .
'Offering food is considered a friendly gesture all over the world . '
There's a reason why people become closer through food .
But right now, he wanted to lower their guards, not become friends with them .
Hyun-Soo had other plans for those ingredients .
He could've used them to sell it to the black market, but he had bigger plans .
A plan that'll give him enough power so that others won't look down on him .
The highest place where he'll shine the brightest .
Everyone probably thought about it at least once in their lifetime .
But end up in frustration because of reality .
Hyun-Soo felt that way at one point in his life .
But it was different now .
He had a power that others couldn't replace or even imitate .
So it's only natural for him to want something bigger .
'I do need to stock up on the potions, but...I do need something to provoke them, so I'll just use it . '
He was going to create two batches of potions . One batch was going to be based on effectiveness and the other was going to be benefits .
But there was a more urgent matter than that .
He can always get more ingredients .
'What should I make?'
He heard a while back that they liked Bulgogi (Marinated Beef) .
Foreigners supposedly liked it because the soy sauce base dish was sweet .
He recalled Hyuna mentioning that to him .
He heard that Korean restaurants that serve Galbi (Marinated Ribs) and Bulgogi do really well .
There has been students that introduced Korean food to their foreigner friends and they reacted well to the food .
'Great . I should try a meat dish . '
Bulgogi and Galbi were difficult to make .
The sauce itself required a lot of ingredients, but that wasn't the only problem .
He needed time to make the meat as tender as possible and marinate the meat afterward .
Basically, it was a lot of work .
'Well, I need something that will create a huge impact, so I should make it . '
It seemed like he wanted to suffer .
Why was he doing so much?
'Whew . '
Who said it?
Only hard-working people can take the best position .
A beautiful swan may look like they're just floating on the water, but they're actually paddling like crazy underneath the water .
That's why he had to endure it despite of it being a tiresome task .
'It would be nice if I had a monster's meat...'
He decided to make a suggestion to hunt a portal with a monster that looked similar to a cow or pig .
Right now, he had no choice but to use ordinary beef and pork .
But, he decided to mix a potion into the sauce .
'I just need to let it sit for a while . I can serve it for dinner, so I have enough time . '
He may have enough time until dinner, but he had to move fast if he wanted the potion to be marinated into the meat .
Since there was a lot of people, he needed to prepare a lot of ingredients .
He needed to take the other members with him .
Hyun-Soo left the building with that thought and saw someone he knew .
’’Hyon-Ssoo! I heard you're making something yummy!’’
He wasn't sure how she heard about that, but Katrina was waiting for him .
Eugene was with her .
’’I want to go too . If you're going shopping, shopping, take me too . There's a lot of things I want to buy too . ’’
’’I'm not going for fun . I won't be gone long . ’’
’’Yeah, I know . ’’
She replied right away .
But Hyun-Soo knew about Katrina's past records .
Her love for shopping couldn't be described with words .
She was surprised when she first visited the black market and she kept on looking around until Kim Yoo-Na couldn't endure it and forced her to leave .
’’Ha ha, don't worry . I'll make sure to keep her under control . ’’
’’......I'll leave her to you, Eugene . ’’
’’Yeah, don't worry . You're making it for tonight's dinner, right? You have enough time, but seeing as how you're rushing, I guess you have a lot to do . ’’
’’Yeah, I'm thinking about making Galbi and Bulgogi . ’’
Hyun-Soo thought Eugene's eyes widened .
’’Then we shouldn't spend a lot of time shopping . We have to eat those yummy food . I really like your cooking, Hyun-Soo . ’’
Eugene ate a lot when Hyun-Soo made Bibimbap .
Before Hyun-Soo came, the clan has never eaten decent Korean food .
'They have a lot of money, so why don't they just eat out?'
There were a lot of hunters that refused to eat out because they were trying to be healthy and Eugene might be one of them .
Anyways, Hyun-Soo took the two helpers and headed to the market .
Eugene guided him to the Korean market after saying that it would be best to shop there since he was making Korean food .
And they managed to finish really quickly .
’’I want to eat snacks!’’
’’No, wait . ’’
’’Hmph...... . ’’
Grocery shopping ended quickly thanks to Eugene's strictness .
Hyun-Soo started preparing as soon as he returned .
Since the food required a lot of preparations, he needed to start as soon as possible .
Eugene wished him good luck in a serious tone and left .
He was devoting himself to the Galbi and Bulgogi .
’’Let's see...... . ’’
He first placed the meat in cold water . It was to wash away the blood .
Hyun-Soo decided to make the sauce during that time .
And the potion he was going to include in the sauce .
The food tastes better the longer it sits in the sauce, so sauce, so he hurriedly started working on it, but he also rushed because he needed time to create a potion that wouldn't affect the taste of the sauce .
Tap, tap, tap .
He was grinding the asian pear and onion .
He added soy sauce, starch syrup, minced garlic and chopped green onion .
He also added rice wine, ginger juice after grinding it, sesame oil and ground pepper .
He dipped his finger and tasted the sauce .
’’Hm...not bad . ’’
It couldn't be compared to the sauce his mother made, but it was close enough .
He decided to let it sit for a while .
Next was the potion .
Hyun-Soo put all the ingredients he had into the blender .
Since he had experience, he knew what kind of benefits the potion was going to have based on the amount he put in .
And then .
[You have discovered the recipe for the ’’Low Rank Random Potion’’(Rare)]
[Would you like to register the recipe?]
[The recipe for the ’’Low Rank Random Potion’’(Rare) has been added . ]
It was an unexpected notification .
'A rare rank?'
He just placed them into the blender thinking it would be okay as long as it had some sort of effect...
'Rare......? And random?'
Hyun-Soo immediately checked .
Low Rank Random Potion[Rare]
A potions that's been created with a variety of ingredients .
Even though it wasn't created with detail, the effects aren't that bad .
When consumed, it will be affected randomly .
Effects: The user will receive a random benefit .
The Type of Effectiveness: +Stamina 30 [Duration: One Hour]
A Small Increase in Physical Stats [Duration : 30 Minutes]
Strengthen Visibility [Duration: 20 Minutes]
One of those .
’’Oh...... . ’’
It wasn't that bad since he randomly put them all together .
It would be better if all of those benefits were included in this one potion .
That probably happened because different ingredients were mixed into one .
And the benefits were random .
’’This is the first I'm seeing this type . ’’
He did have one fruit that increased one's visibility .
When consumed, that's all it did .
But when mixed together, ’’Strengthen Visibility’’ appeared .
'Is it because the Medicinal Mix skill increased up to 25%'
The skill continuously increased since he's been creating a lot of potions .
There was a good chance the Medicinal Mix skill helped him create a pretty good potion .
’’It potion .
’’It tastes pretty good too, so I think it'll be good . ’’
It would be a problem if he made a potion that tasted like burnt marshmellow, which he has done before .
It's because it'll taste weird if it was mixed with the food .
Right when he was about mix the potion into the sauce .
He saw Riri .
He saw her actions to be exact .
Riri was eating the asian pear that was left over .
But, she wasn't just eating it . She was repeatedly behaving a certain way before eating it .
A small light appeared on the palm of her hand and she placed that light on the pear .
She then bit into the pear and ate it .
Riri flew to him when Hyun-Soo called her name .
She felt awkward for not being with him outside of the dorm, so she was happy when he called her .
’’What did you just do?’’
’’You did something to the pear and then ate it . ’’
Riri made a light appear on her hand .
’’Yeah, what's that?’’
When Hyun-Soo asked, Riri looked like she was contemplating .
And then, she used her body to explain .
Of course Hyun-Soo didn't understand any of it .
Hyun-Soo gave up and asked another question .
’’Is it better to eat it that way? Does it taste better?’’
The answer this time was easy .
Riri nodded her head .
'Riri usually consumed energy . That was her main meal and...wait . Was that light just now energy?'
That thought suddenly popped into his head .
’’Did you just put energy into the pear?’’
Since energy was her main meal, it's possible that she was putting energy into the pear before eating it .
Kind of like how people spread jam on their bread .
Riri nodded in agreement .
Another thought popped into Hyun-Soo's head .
'Wait . What will happen if I mix the energy into the sauce instead of the potion?'
What would happen if they consumed another person's energy?
Up till now, Hyun-Soo has been researching the effects when mixing energy into a potion .
But, that only worked when the other ingredients have been purified .
Hyun-Soo has never tried including the energy itself without the use of other medicinal herbs .
'Should I try?'
Hyun-Soo was now extremely curious .