The Tutorial is Too Hard - Chapter 218
[Stage mission updated.]
-You have achieved incredible results in a small time frame.
You’ve eliminated a considerable amount of infectors spread across the planet.
As if you were unsatisfied, you’ve also eliminated the origin monster that started to take root on the planet.
This legendary feat will be passed down for thousands of years.
As the Apostle of Hope, you are the warrior who saved the planet from its catastrophe, but there is one last task you must accomplish for the survivors.
Although the origin monster has been eliminated, there are still many monsters roaming the land on the planet.
Help the remaining intellectual lives rebuild their homes on this ruined land.
– Maintain a reliability of 40 or above 20.
– Protect the survivors until they have laid a solid foundation for their new homes.
Things have just gone south.
As I scratch my head, I notice a boy staring at me in a panic.
“Hey… what’s going on?”
Yes. Damn it.
As Ahbooboo said, the planet’s ecosystem is on the verge of extinction.
Due to the contamination caused by the poison that I mixed with Zit Pop.
Having to build new homes in this situation was unexpected.
And I have to protect them.
That’s ridiculously difficult.
It would take at least a few days for the poison to dissipate.
It’s uncertain how many months or years for it to be completely diluted if the gas has spread to the entire planet.
Even if it’s diluted, Ahbooboo said that it is capable of causing an epidemic plague.
It will take a long time to dilute the gas to a harmless degree.
Putting aside whether it’s even possible to dilute it to a harmless degree.
The survivors need me to protect them until they build the new homes instead of collecting supplies or food, so it seems that they don’t need my assistance to build homes.
Survivors should be knowledgeable and skilled enough to build new homes, so protecting the survivors from leftover infectors who would’ve attacked them is the theme of the stage.
As the Apostle of Hope, I would earn additional points if I can lead them to become faithful believers.
Therefore, the stage’s focus is to lead the unusually incompetent survivors to start their new life on their own initiative.
This is really troublesome.
There seems to be no solutions.
I can’t wait to death for the planet to be cleansed.
[The God of Nature looks at someone and gloats.]
Ugh, the annoying person, he really is.
That god most fervent every time I use Zit Pop.
I don’t know if it’s because nature was destroyed or because I had attacked Spirit King.
“Ah? Ah yes, okay.”
I pondered as I saw the boy go back inside the building.
The only option is to purposely fail and try again.
I collect my thoughts as I walk through the Holy Land.
After planning my next challenge, I move to the bridge to reclaim Ahbooboo.
[Warrior! I knew you would eventually come out. Huhuhu, were you bored without me Warrior?]
“Bored”, what bullshit.
I was much better alone.
“Things got messy. We’ll have to fail this time.”
[Oh, yeah. Um… shall I undo the barrier?]
I nod to Ahbooboo’s words.
Ahbooboo immediately releases his barrier.
The transparent holy wall guarding us from the outside air disappears.
Soon the poisonous fog will roll into the Holy Land.
As a result, the survivors will instantly perish, failing the stage mission.
Although it’s a pity to overturn the game when we nearly reach the end, I can’t progress with things this messy.
As I watch the smoke pour into the Holy Land, a new curtain of the divine power surrounded the Holy Land.
I thought Ahbooboo might have reapplied the barrier, but seeing his flustered state rendered that guess invalid.
[The God of Hope intervenes in his Holy Land.]
[Clear condition has been met.]
[The God of Nature is panicked.]
With the sudden news, my body was forcibly moved.
I was moved into darkness.
I’m used to it because I’ve experienced it several times.
This means I was moved to a God Temple.
I try to scan my surroundings.
The darkness here is different from the nihility I experienced at the temple of the God of Slow.
It’s only darkness without light.
Thanks to my night vision, I can still dimly see my hands.
There is nothing around me.
Only the floor.
This kind of temple may be common.
This is the best god temple I’ve visited since stage 40.
Because it’s just dark and empty.
No, it’s not empty.
I feel another existence.
It’s very weak, like a fruit fly flying alone in the dark.
[Fruit fly? Are you talking about me?]
“Are you the God of Hope?”
My metaphor may have been too offensive causing a deduction of points.
[Don’t worry. I’m in a good mood thanks to you.]
“Do you like fruit flies?”
[No…That’s not the reason.]
I can hear a panic in God’s voice.
So I first apologise.
But I think he might really like fruit flies.
The Gods I’ve met before all exude a strong presence.
But now the sense of existence of the God of Hope is so low that it reminds me of flying insects.
[Of course. If gives people a strong and huge feeling, it can not be called hope.]
[Do you truly understand?]
Actually, I don’t.
I just wanted to keep the conversation going.
“I want to ask you something.”
[Oh, my ideas and actions are consistent. What is it? Tell me.]
“I want to know how stage was cleared.”
The God of Hope laughed at my question.
Laughter sounds light, as if it was tickling around my ear.
When the laughter stops, the God of Hope asks.
[It’s all over, is it necessary to know? ]
“I want to know.”
[I set up a barrier to protect the Holy Land and subordinated the survivors. The result is the same as if you’ve protected them while they built their homes, therefore satisfying the clear condition.]
Although the God of Hope answered me, it doesn’t resolve the fundamental question.
I had intended to ask again, but the God of Hope interrupts me.
[Stop. Don’t ask again. If you want to ask more questions, you’ll have to pay contribution points.]
As soon as the God of Hope says this, a series of messages appear before me.
[Tutorial, Hell Difficulty 49th Floor cleared.]
[All abnormal phenomena and injuries are recovered.]
[Awarded 9000 points as a clear reward.]
[Awarded 9000 points for the first clear reward.]
[There are Gods who have good impressions of you, as additional1000 points are awarded.]
[The God of Hope is watching you.]
[The God of Hope wishes to pay additional rewards. Do you accept?]
I ignore the clear messages and focus on the God of Hope.
[Ok, what do you want to know?]
“I want to know why and how you saved those people.”
[Why? Do you even need to consider the reason? Someone wanted to remove the barrier and kill the believers in my holy land, so I saved them.]
That reason is not enough.
“I don’t think so. You have no reason to care about the life or death of your believers.”
The God of Hope’s doctrine pursues hope.
Whether the believers face setbacks or salvation at the end of their hope has nothing to do with hope itself.
Although he may be reluctant to have fewer believers, I didn’t expect him to interfere with the stage personally.
What’s more, people in the tutorial can’t be regarded as real believers.
[Well, you understand Gods quite well. I saved the children just because I liked the situation.]
The God of Hope reveals his thoughts.
[In such a short time, you brought them hope and despair over and over again. Your presence alone was hope for them, but at the same time, your disappearance has become despair. The power you possess symbolized their hope to survive so they become nervous when you leave.]
The God doesn’t stop explaining.
The reason is longer than I thought.
[They can only live on my mercy in a world polluted by your poisonous fog. They will never return to their hometown and will be trapped in the Holy Land forever. Even in such a dire situation, they will not lose hope for the future. It will eventually pass and their safety in the Holy Land is guaranteed. That’s what I like. You brought them new despair when they were ready to start anew. Because of that, they will never lose hope.]
The story should have a happy ending, but a poisoned world becomes a variable.
So it brings people new despair, but at the same time, it gives rise to hope.
[Although it’s just a world trapped in the tutorial, I like the ending of the story very much and want to put an end to it right here. In fact, I don’t even want those children to escape the despair and start a new life.]
“So you want people to despair forever.”
[Of course. Hope cannot be established without despair. Those who free themselves of despair will praise the power that saved them, but no one will praise hope.]
I knew that the God of Hope was not interested in salvation, but I had no idea that he would so actively push his believers into despair.
The God of Hope, who was supposed to be more righteous, now seems nefarious.
[Evil, are you still distinguishing between good from evil? Why don’t you put such a troublesome and useless standard on yourself first?]
I don’t really want to.
As the God of Hope said, the standard is troublesome and useless.
“Now can you tell me the method you used?”
Regardless of how the God of Hope wanted the stage to end, this is blatantly an act of interference.
I have never heard that a God can end a stage without a vote.
[It’s my holy land. That kind of decision is possible.]
“Can you explain it in detail?”
[That’s fine, but it could cost contribution points.]
“That’s all right.”
The God of Hope is silent for a while.
Are you calculating contribution points and information prices?
[What do you think is the greatest characteristic of the Holy Land?]
“I have no idea.”
[…Can you at least try to think about it?]
It has to be answered by the God of Hope regardless.
I don’t have to rack my brain for an answer.
[A Holy Land is the place where God lives and where no other God can interfere with it with divine power.]
I have two questions.
Ahbooboo set up the barrier with the power of the God of the Sky.
[That sword set up the barrier just outside the influence of my Holy Land, which is smart.]
One question is why has a meaningful place like the Holy Land appeared in the tutorial.
Next, I ask the God of Hope if it was really okay to put the Holy Land in the tutorial.
The God of Hope gives me the answer immediately.
[It’s not a real holy land, but it’s not entirely fake either. To put it simply, it’s like having a second home change for the public to use as a villa. Since I am nominally the owner of the building, I can exercise the owner’s right to interfere.]
I feel that this statement is controversial.
[Don’t ask too much about it. You won’t get an answer even if you spend all your contribution points.]
The God of Hope ends the topic with this sentence.
It was a poor explanation for what would’ve consumed all my contribution points.
I wondered if there is anything more to ask.
I’m about to let him send me away, but the God of Hope asks.
[You still have some contribution points left. Do you have any questions left to ask?]
The God of Hope has been asking me questions in turn, inducing me to answer them, or answering in a very general way, in order to reduce the consumption of my contribution points.
I don’t know why.
I wonder if there is anything else I want to ask the God of Hope.
“Yeah, no. I’m going to leave.”
The God of Hope asks again.
At this point, there was nothing left to ask so I think the God of Hope wants to tell me something.
[You’re right. I have something to tell you.]
The God of Hope laughs, tickling me.
Although the voice is still very light, it focused the nerves in my ears.
[Don’t you want to ask me about that?]
“Are you talking about?”
[About your plan.]
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