Kill The Hero – Chapter 130 – Malicious (3)
[Hunt 4,444 monsters to move to the next floor.]
The quest notification was heard by all the players as they entered the first floor of the dungeon.
“It’s monster hunting…wasn’t it monster hunting on the second floor of the Golden Lion Dungeon too?”
When they heard the notification, the players began commenting.
“It’s a bit similar. Though the numbers aren’t similar.”
“Isaac Ivanov had to hunt 30,000 monsters right? That guy is a monster.”
“Monsters like that pop up every now and then. Come to think of it, isn’t there another monster rookie in Japan? That guy’s skill with a bow is no joke. I heard he has Wilhelm Tell’s1 bow.”
“You know, if we had legendary items, we’d be just as good.”
“Yeah and we can’t completely believe those Japanese.”
Most of the players seemed to have an acquaintance to talk to and that was usually the case.
Due to the difficulty of 3 Floor Dungeons, it was hard for a single guild to attack a dungeon exclusively.
Therefore, players who were active in 3 floor dungeons created gatherings of around 100 people from which they could then attack dungeons in groups.
This was also one of the reasons why Park Yong-wan had chosen Jeong Yeon-hong to take care of Kim Woo-jin as Kim Woo-jin would be able to join her group.
Of course that was all Park Yong-wan’s idea as Jeong Yeon-hong did not even think about adding Kim Woo-jin to her group.
And she had no intentions of concealing that.
“Let’s test your skills.”
She suddenly asked to test his skills which was clearly an unreasonable demand.
Usually such tests would be conducted before entering the dungeon. In addition, this was Kim Woo-jin’s debut in 3 Floor Dungeons.
He came here to gain experience, not to test his skills.
Of course, if Jeong Yeon-hong truly intended to get Kim Woo-jin’s help to clear the dungeon then it was necessary to test his skills, but it was clear to everyone what her attitude toward him was.
She had no intention of getting Kim Woo-jin’s help to clear the dungeon.
“Hunt some monsters.”
In other words, she didn’t really mean to test Kim Woo-jin’s skills.
It was just a trick to keep Kim Woo-jin out of the way.
“How many should I hunt?”
Jeong Yeon-hong turned to look at him as if asking if he was talking to her.
“As much as you can.”
“Is there a time limit?”
“Why? Can you fight all day?”
Kim Woo-jin answered the sarcastic question.
“I need some time to prepare.”
In Kim Woo-jin’s memory, there were two players among the top players who had the Emissary of the Underworld as their halo.
The King of Undead and the King of Poison.
The nickname ‘King’ showed that they were both respected and feared by even their enemies.
On one hand, their dispositions were different to the point of being to the extremes.
This wasn’t in regards to their personalities as humans.
Instead it was referring to their method of hunting.
The King of Undead was aggressive to the extreme. Rather than avoiding wars of attrition, his fighting style revolved around using extreme battles of attrition to wear down his enemies.
On the other hand the scariest thing about the King of Poison was when he decided to be defensive.
‘I still remember.’
This was what Kim Woo-jin remembered.
Usually the King of Poison was also aggressive, but he wasn’t the most fearsome when he was being aggressive.
‘It was when he was besieged.’
When he set up a space and covered it with all sorts of traps while waiting for the enemy to come to him.
That was when he was the scariest.
Even he couldn’t help but be a little scared.
‘He would put them down from even the smallest scratch.’
As soon as one got a wound from a trap planted by the King of Poison, it was basically over.
It was better to just give up the idea of attacking the King of Poison the moment he had set up his own territory.
That was the reason.
‘Compared to him, mine is still lacking a bit.’
The reason that Kim Woo-jin had covered his surroundings in traps.
Just as the King of Poisons did, Kim Woo-jin had set up a trap in his own territory.
It wasn’t a very large trap, nor was it too complex.
It was simply hiding arrowheads in the ground, inserting a blade between two trees or creating spike pits filled with sharp spears.
They were all traps aimed at making the monsters bleed.
‘But it should still be enough for the first floor in a dungeon.’
Of course the placement of the traps was on a different level.
He was sure that it was impossible for anyone other than himself to come to where he was without a single scratch.
‘It’s time to start.’
Therefore, Kim Woo-jin didn’t hesitate to put the whistle that he was holding in his hand, to his lips.
Kim Woo-jin’s skill test had begun.
The first floor of the dungeon, where the monster hunting had begun in earnest, was filled with the noise of battle.
That’s why few people paid any attention to the sound that flew into their ears through the noise of battle.
“What was that? Was it a rescue signal?”
“Wasn’t the sound different?”
“If it’s not the formal signal then ignore it!”
Even if it heard it, everyone just disregarded it because it was not the previously agreed upon signal.
Those who paid attention to it were those who had already finished their hunts and were cleaning up.
Three players were like that.
“What is that noise?”
The three who had just finished hunting, turned their heads to the direction that the sound had come from.
“Shall we go check it out?”
One of them asked this question, but a man with a large build and a bow on his back shook his head.
“No, let’s deal with this for now.”
With those words, the man threw a corpse into the pit he had dug.
“Cover it properly with the dirt. It’ll be difficult for us to get caught.”
The corpse was that of a player, not a monster.
When the corpses were all buried, the three men gathered once again.
Looking at his companions, the man spoke slowly.
“Our target this time is Kim Woo-jin.”
There was a fearsome glimmer in the man’s eyes.
Giving his companions a horrifying stare, the man continued.
“There can be no failure as this is a direct command from Noda Heijiro.”
The other two nodded.
Kim Woo-jin always believed that a certain dungeon strategy was the best for clearing dungeons, therefore he could say it clearly every time.
The best strategy in his opinion was to finish the hunt as fast as possible and move on to the next dungeon.
This was why he could confidently say.
‘This is perfect.’
That his hunting style now was perfect.
And it was worth it for him to think so.
[The Blood Fog thickens.]
The fog began to spread among the trees in the forest as a result of the traps, Kim Woo-jin had virtually nothing to do.
Even if he just stayed still, the monsters would deliver themselves on their own two feet.
And on their own they would be poisoned by the blood fog.
That was it.
Kim Woo-jin didn’t need to hold a hilt in his hand, nor did he need to aim a bow.
All he had to do was clean up the bodies and replenish his blood using his vampiric skills.
[Your level has increased.]
[The Emissary of the Underworld admires your actions.]
[The rank of the Blood Fog skill has been increased by one.]
And savor the harvest that he gained in the process.
Kim Woo-jin smiled while feeling a bit bored.
“He got another one. With that it’s surpassed 500.”
“I didn’t think he meant using poison like this…he’s just sitting there and hunting monsters. Sit and catch.”
For those who were looking at Kim Woo-jin, it was truly a ridiculous scene.
“How the fuck is that bastard doing this?”
Jeong Yeon-hong finally let out a swear as she looked at what was happening before her.
“Even if you ask us…”
Of course there was no proper answer.
“Wasn’t it your boss who wanted to test him?”
Above all the reason for the scene in front of them was none other than Jeong Yeon-hong.
She was the one who started this test so it would be weird if her subordinates said anything when she was the only one who could end this.
In the end, Jeong Yeon-hong made a decision.
“Go and tell him.”
“What should I say?”
“What else should you say? Will you tell him that he failed?”
That was Jeong Yeon-hon’s answer to Kim Woo-jin.
- William Tell (German: Wilhelm Tell; French: Guillaume Tell; Italian: Guglielmo Tell; Romansh: Guglielm Tell) is a folk hero of Switzerland.Tell was an expert marksman with the crossbow who assassinated Albrecht Gessler, a tyrannical reeve of the Austrian dukes of the House of Habsburg positioned in Altdorf, in the canton of Uri.)