Kill The Hero – Chapter 117 – Graduating from 2 Floors (3)
[Hunt the Black Orc.]
As Kim Woo-jin and Lee Jin-ah entered the dungeon, they heard the notification with the clear conditions of the first floor.
However Kim Woo-jin didn’t pay attention to the notification.
Instead he turned to Lee Jin-ah.
“We’re going to start training for 3 Floor dungeons from today.”
Lee Jin-ah laughed in response to that.
“I can enter 3 Floor and even 4 Floor right now. I am a man who does not know the word impossible.”
Kim Woo-jin did not say anything at his empty boasting.
He didn’t have any reactions, he didn’t laugh, he didn’t say a word.
Instead, he simply took the Grim Reaper’s Mask from his inventory and put it on his face in one smooth motion.
Then with the mask on his face, he spoke in a cold tone.
“If you’re so confident then you don’t need any handicaps.”
“The one who hunts the Black Orc first wins.”
Lee Jin-ah was frozen in surprise for a moment before he hurriedly spoke again.
“Wa-, wait! So I’m going against you? For who catches it first?”
Kim Woo-jin didn’t answer him.
“I’ll give you a bit of advice.”
Instead he gave him some advice.
“All you need to do is hunt it first, that doesn’t mean you have to hunt it quickly. In other words it’s okay as long as you don’t let the other person hunt it before you.”
As he gave this advice, Kim Woo-jin’s eyes slowly became those of a hunting dog just before its hunt.
In front of those eyes, Lee Jin-ah realised that Kim Woo-jin was not joking.
“What happens if I lose?”
“If I find you lacking then I’ll just give you intensive training to fill that gap. That’s it.”
As he said this, Kim Woo-jin seemed to recall something.
“I’ll do my best not to kill you, don’t worry.”
After saying those spooky words, Kim Woo-jin shouted at him.
At the moment, Lee Jin-ah began running away without looking back.
The running Lee Jin-ah was as focused and serious as he could be.
And Kim Woo-jin who was watching him run away, was also serious.
‘The moment you enter the 3 Floor dungeons, you’re considered weak once again.’
Currently, Kim Woo-jin could be said to be the strongest in 2 Floor dungeons. It was impossible for anyone in a 2 Floor dungeon to kill him.
However that changed as soon as he entered 3 Floor dungeons.
If the level limit for the dungeon was level 80 and under then even Kim Woo-jin would struggle to survive in such a place.
‘The limit for the dungeon with Hercules’ Ring is level 80.’
Moreover the limit for the dungeon that Kim Woo-jin was aiming for was exactly level 80.
Of course, if it was Kim Woo-jin, then he would be able to endure it to some extent.
‘I might be able to, but it wouldn’t be easy for Lee Jin-ah.’
The problem was that Lee Jin-ah was not yet ready to stand on that stage.
This wasn’t to degrade Lee Jin-ah’s abilities. In fact Kim Woo-jin had a large appreciation for his ability.
3 Floor dungeons were simply that dangerous.
‘Especially on the third floor.’
One of the most terrifying things about a 3 Floor dungeon was simply the fact that it had a third floor.
This was easy to understand when one looked at the players who fell down in exhaustion soon after exiting a 2 Floor dungeon.
Clearing the second floor in a dungeon in itself is not an easy task.
But in a 3 Floor dungeon the players were forced to clear another floor after that. This made the dungeon much more difficult than most people understood.
Even experienced people like Lee Jin-ah could not easily handle this seemingly insignificant difference.
This was why Kim Woo-jin gave him this assignment.
‘The best medicine for him is hard experience.’
Kim Woo-jin intended to simulate the same level of difficulty that Lee Jin-ah would encounter in a 3 Floor dungeon.
‘And I can also check the ability of the Skeleton Knight.’
At the same time he intended to test how well the Skeleton Knight could perform through fighting Lee Jin-ah.
At that time, Kim Woo-jin couldn’t help but recall some memories from his past.
‘This reminds me of the past.’
There was once a time when he trained the players in the Messiah Guild who would fall under his command.
‘Five out of the ten tried to kill me during the training.’
It was a very sad time.
“It’s been 11 days since they entered and still no contact.”
Oh Se-chan nodded without any reaction as his subordinate read this report to him.
The subordinate could not help but ask carefully as he saw that.
“That place…isn’t it very dangerous?”
Considering the characteristics and difficulty of the dungeon, it was a natural question to ask.
However Oh Se-chan’s thoughts seemed to be the exact opposite.
“There is practically no danger. In fact, that dungeon could be considered pretty easy for those two.”
Oh Se-chan kindly explained to his subordinate who only seemed to get more confused.
“It would be over as long as you stay alive for seven days. All you need to do is stay alive. Even if all your limbs are chopped off.”
Only then did the subordinate realise what Oh Se-chan meant.
“Lee Jin-ah should be fine.”
“In the first place, survival quests are like his food.”
Survival quests only required the players to survive for a specific amount of time.
In other words it was the best solo stage for Lee Jin-ah who couldn’t die easily.
“As for Kim Woo-jin…”
There was not even a need for them to mention Kim Woo-jin.
“…I can’t imagine that monster dying. From the start he was probably going there only to train.”
For him, there was no longer any danger in a 2 Floor dungeon.
“Yeah, training to enter 3 Floor dungeons.”
It was but a stepping stone for his new stage.
When Oh Se-chan said those words, his expression became frozen.
So did his subordinate’s.
“It won’t be easy.”
The players who challenged 3 Floor dungeons were almost all over level 60.
“It’s completely different from 2 Floors.”
It was correct to say that there would no longer be any pushover.
There was no one who could be said to be lacking in skill, combat ability or monster hunting capabilities, although there were many interesting personalities and those with personality defects that the words quirky, strange or psychopathic matched perfectly and even these people were still competent when it came to fighting monsters.
“The lower limit for the entries is 100 for 3 Floor dungeons.”
Moreover, the number of entries went up significantly from 2 Floor dungeons.
The lower limit was 100 and it could even go above 300.
“It’s usually impossible for one guild to handle.”
The problem was, as he had just mentioned, it was almost impossible for a guild to fill the numbers with people above level 60 who also had the required level of ability.
There was no case of a dungeon being cleared by a single guild unless it was only of the top 5 guilds in the world or guilds that were on a similar level.
Eventually, 3 Floor dungeons became items that it was natural for multiple guilds to work together to make a joint bid for.
“That’s why the necessity for politics is so severe.”
Of course it was not easy to unite several forces into one.
No matter how many agreements were made at first, there was no telling what would truly happen inside the dungeon.
This was why Kim Woo-jin had entered this dungeon.
“After all, power is best.”
In this world, the only thing that could truly be used was power, and the only way for one to gain power was through dungeons.
It was then.
“We received a letter from the Messiah Guild.”
Oh Se-chan’s expression became firm.
“What does it say?”
“An A+ 3 Floor dungeon has been discovered.”
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