Kill The Hero – Chapter 128 – Malicious (1)
The current era was one where only the players could put an end to this game that the world had been changed into.
In such an era, the ordinary people had no choice but to pay attention to the actions of the players, even if they might hate them.
For those players who had excellent skills, the attention placed on them was more than just interest, it became expectation.
And this expectation reached its peak when a talented, popular player, made their debut onto a higher floored dungeon.
The same was true for Isaac Ivanov’s 3 Floor dungeon debut.
[Isaac Ivanov finally enters 3 Floors!]
[Isaac Ivanov begins climbing the stairs of hope!]
Everyone in the world paid attention to his debut.
And at the same time, they were concerned.
– Isn’t it too dangerous?
– It’s just a debut into 3 Floor dungeons, wouldn’t it have been enough to clear a D rank dungeon.
– Isn’t A+ rank too much?
They were concerned by the fact that his debut stage was in a place that even veteran players might not be able to guarantee their life or death.
A+ rank dungeons were so difficult that even those who had graduated from that stage might not be able to guarantee their survival.
So they showed concern over this debut.
[Isaac Ivanov has done it!]
[Isaac Ivanov announces the conquest of his 3 Floor dungeon debut!]
[Isaac Ivanov hunts the Golden Lion alone!] (TL: they always conveniently forget Lee Jin-ah…rip)
But it seemed that 3 Floor dungeons wouldn’t be an obstacle in his path.
– Oh my God, he hunted the Golden Lion alone?
– He’s seriously a monster.
In doing so, he proved.
– Not a monster, a savior.
That he deserved to be the hope for the new generation.
Everyone in the world began paying attention to Isaac Ivanov and began placing their expectations and hopes onto him.
[Isaac Ivanov, “The support from the Phoenix Guild was incredibly helpful.”]
[Isaac Ivanov, “Thank you to the Korean Government and the citizens for allowing me to participate in the attack.”]
[Isaac Ivanov, “Bulgogi is my favorite Korean dish.”]
Of course, everything that Isaac Ivanov said was the focus of everyone in the world.
– Bulgogi huh, Isaac really knows his stuff.
ㄴ I sent him Gwangyang Bulgogi.
ㄴ I’ll send Eonyang Bulgogi!
ㄴ I’ll send Osam Bulgogi!
(TL: As you may have guessed, these are all different styles of bulgogi made in different places, you can search for them if you’re interested in the differences)
What he liked to eat had also become something that the people in the world were interested in.
So the world began to change with the advent of Isaac Ivanov.
Among those changing, was Park Shin-hye and her.
While looking at Naomi Spell in a dark room, she appeared to be very different from usual.
The woman known to the world as the Goddess was nowhere to be seen.
“I had high expectations for you. And you’ve always exceeded my expectations.”
There was only a terrifyingly cold person.
In front of this Park Shin-hye, Naomi Spell couldn’t even raise her head, let alone look her in the eyes, like she used to.
“That was why I entrusted this task to you.”
“I-, I’m sorry.”
It was then.
Naomi’s expression was remorseful and slightly afraid as droplets of sweat dripped down her face.
“That’s why I will give you preferential treatment now.”
“I will give you one more chance.”
At those words, Naomi Spell raised her head for the first time to look Park Shin-hye in the eyes.
However, Park Shin-hye’s expression was still the same.
She said that she would give her a second chance, but Park Shin-hye was still looking at her with a cold gaze.
In the same tone, she continued.
“This is a privilege that you will not receive again, so I pray for your success.”
In front of her, Naomi Spell bowed her head again.
The world was beginning to change.
In the officetel1 that was provided by the Phoenix Guild, Kim Woo-jin was finally checking.
- Level: 64
- Halo: Emissary of the Underworld
- Health: (194+401)
- Stamina: (2+ 166)
- Magic Power: (3+ 235)
- Achievements: 49
- Extra Points: 0
‘I gained a lot from this dungeon.’
Of course, he was checking his gains from the Golden Lion Dungeon.
[Skeleton Warrior Mastery]
- Rank: EX
- Effect: Enhances the ability of summoned Skeleton Soldiers and increases the number of skeletons that can be summoned.
- Skeleton Soldier stats increased by 100%
- Summonable Skeleton Soldiers +64
He’d leveled up and his skill had ranked up.
‘The Heavenly Dragon Sword was also an unexpected gain.’
He had gotten two new legendary items.
And even that wasn’t the end.
‘Then there’s the cost of the lives of the members of the Amazon Guild and the Great Ones Guild.’
Of course Kim Woo-jin knew that claiming that debt would not be easy.
But he wasn’t worried at all.
Kim Woo-jin was determined to get all the money he wanted in any way possible.
If they didn’t give it to him willingly then he would have to take it away forcefully.
‘They should give me at least one legendary for their lives.’
As Kim Woo-jin was planning how to get back his payment for the lives he saved, there was a sound.
Among Kim Woo-jin’s cellphones, the one that he’d had the longest began vibrating.
The caller was obvious.
Because it was obvious, Kim Woo-jin didn’t bother greeting the caller before asking.
-The Skull Guild is moving.
Oh Se-chan also got to the point immediately.
– Half of the legendary items held by the Skull Guild have been moved to Japan and funds are constantly flowing out. The officials in the Skull Guild have all scattered.
When he heard the explanation, Kim Woo-jin immediately understood what had happened.
The Skull Guild that had been planted in South Korea by the Yamato Federation in a bid to occupy the Korean Peninsula.
It was a matter of significant importance.
The Yamato Federation’s desire for the Korean Peninsula was not something that could be understood using common sense, and it was through the Skull Guild that they intended to fulfill said desire.
This was why it was unusual that the Skull Guild had disbanded.
“The Yamato Federation could not have moved because they wanted to…”
There was no reason for the Yamato Federation to dismantle the Skull Guild.
“Did the Messiah Guild make a move?”
The only likely explanation was that the Messiah Guild had made a move.
“It looks like they really want to kill Park Yong-wan.”
In addition, it was highly likely that the reason was to kill Park Yong-wan. The reason for that conclusion was simple.
– This division was because of the Skull Guild.
From the Messiah Guild’s perspective, the conflict between the Skull Guild and Park Yong-wan were the start of this situation.
– Eventually it became bigger and the Frontier Guild got involved.
The conflict had intensified which caused Park Yong-wan to open his doors to the Frontier Guild, but now the Frontier Guild had become a problem.
– The problem is that the Frontier Guild is too big.
The problem was that the Frontier Guild wasn’t a guild that could be controlled easily, even for the Messiah Guild.
– In a sense, this was the right choice.
In other words, in this situation, it was better to deal with the Skull Guild, which could be seen as the cause of the problem.
After all it was impossible to catch anything with a tangled fishing line.
– In order for them to continue fishing, they had to organize the situation.
Conversely, the Messiah Guild had no intentions of giving up their hunt.
– It will be quiet for a while. But if the Messiah Guild decides to make a move against Park Yong-wan again…
“I’m sure they will be even more prepared.”
The Messiah Guild will try to hunt Park Yong-wan after they’d made better preparations.
– Yeah, maybe they are preparing for harpooning instead of fishing.
They would make sure that they had prepared enough so that Park Yong-wan could not even struggle.
Sacrificing the Skull Guild now was part of it.
– What are you going to do?
In any case, Kim Woo-jin’s position was also bound to change when the situation shifted in this way.
– If the Skull Guild disappears then Park Yong-wan will lose his reason to keep you.
It was just as Oh Se-chan said.
So far, the only reason that Park Yong-wan truly kept Kim Woo-jin around was because of his unexpected use in the situation with the Skull Guild.
Moreover, the reason that Kim Woo-jin had been interested in Park Yong-wan was also because of his revenge against the Skull Guild.
The Skull Guild was actually the strongest connection between Park Yong-wan and Kim Woo-jin.
Kim Woo-jin was not worried about that.
“It’s just a matter of creating a new attraction.”
Park Yong-wan was even able to sell his own country for his benefit, it wasn’t hard to maintain a relationship with such a person.
– Will you shout ‘I am Isaac’ while wearing the skeleton mask?
“Since Isaac Ivanov is known for his skeleton army, Kim Woo-jin will be known for poison.”
Kim Woo-jin did not give an explanation after Oh Se-chan asked.
‘Now it’s time to become the Poison King.’
He always thought it was better to show clear results than to give complex explanations.
“So is that the end of the story with the Skull Guild?”
– We’ll have to observe the situation for a little longer, but at least it won’t be the Skull Guild that we know.
The conversation naturally reached its end.
– Then I’ve told you everything I had to say. I have to eat now.
It was then.
“I almost forgot something.”
– What? Are you going to give me a present?
Kim Woo-jin added something to the conversation that was about to end.
“Send the ramen and choco pies to my house.”
– H-, huh?
Oh Se-chan stuttered in fright at those sudden words.
However, Kim Woo-jin continued in a calm voice.
“The gifts that were sent to Isaac Ivanov, send them to me. In the meantime, the money for all the things you’ve eaten should be sent to my bank account.”
-Th-, that, what…
“If you eat someone else’s gift, you have to pay the price for it.”
Silence followed Kim Woo-jin’s resolute words.
It was then.
– Brother! Are you not eating? It’s all cooked already! If you don’t come now, I’ll eat all this bulgogi!
Lee Jin-ah’s voice could be heard from the other end, brimming with happiness.
Oh Se-chan shouted out as he heard that.
– W-, wait! Lee Jin-ah! Hey! Stop! Stop eating the bulgogi!
“It’s 10,000 won per person. Keep it in mind.”
– Ten thousand won? W-, wait! Hey Mr. Kim!
It was a shout that sounded more like crying.
- In South Korea, an officetel (Korean: 오피스텔, a portmanteau of ‘office’ and ‘hotel’), is a multi-purpose building with residential and commercial units. This is a type of studio apartment or studio flat.
The last part of this chapter was so funny omg)