Kill The Hero – Chapter 131 – Malicious (4)
“I apologize for belittling you.”
At this time, not too long after the dungeon attack had commenced, Jeong Yeon-hong’s expression as she looked at Kim Woo-jin was very different from how it was before.
“You’re really good.”
The expression she was looking at him now with was one filled with anticipation.
She was sure that he would be a great help in this dungeon and in other dungeons in the future.
There was nothing particularly strange about that.
Those who knew how powerful Kim Woo-jin’s poison was would be able to immediately tell just how big of a help he would be in future dungeons.
Furthermore, poison was a rare ability that could not be obtained or replaced easily.
“With his poison and my bow skills we would be able to conquer 3 Floor Dungeons easily.”
In particular, Jeong Yeon-hong felt that the synergy between Kim Woo-jin’s ability and hers was good enough to be called a match made in heaven.
‘I have to get him on my side somehow.’
As such, her expectations were high and at the same time they were strong enough to not collapse easily. It was to the point where it was practically impossible to break down the anticipation she felt.
Yet Kim Woo-jin managed to break her expectations with a short word.
The crowd’s reaction to his sudden mention of money was naturally filled with doubt.
‘What is he talking about?’
Only Jeong Yeon-hong had a different reaction.
She frowned the moment that money was mentioned.
She didn’t really understand what he meant, but she reacted in such a way reflexively simply because money was involved.
Then Kim Woo-jin explained it properly for her.
“It’s the amount you need to pay for my poison if you want to use it.”
Only then did the group understand, and the moment they understood, they all turned to look at Jeong Yeon-hong with tense expressions.
‘Ah, she’s going to kick his ass.’
In fact, there was nothing strange about Kim Woo-jin’s proposal.
“My poison is like a consumable. If someone uses their personal consumable items in a dungeon, isn’t it normal for the party or team to pay for it?”
As Kim Woo-jin had said, the poison he used was his own blood. It was literally a consumable item that used his blood as collateral.
If a consumable was used in a large variety of ways instead of just a single way, it was natural for it to cost a lot.
“Good. I’m going to give you money to use your gold like blood.”
That was why Jeong Yeon-hong could not deny this fact.
However, she did not have any intentions of accepting the amount offered by Kim Woo-jin.
Kim Woo-jin smiled at her words.
Kim Woo-jin was probably the one person who knew more about her than she did.
There was no way he didn’t know that she would not readily accept the amount that he had requested.
That’s why Kim Woo-jin negotiated.
“The difference in the amounts is too large. I’ll reduce it to 99,000 won.”
Kim Woo-jin made a concession and took off 1,000 won.
Jeong Yeon-hong also made a concession.
“30,001 won.” (TL: I literally choked when I saw this ㅋㅋㅋ)
At that moment, Kim Woo-jin had a feeling.
That Jeong Yeon-hong was much crazier than he originally thought.
Even before the arrival of the King of Poison, players had understood the value of poison.
Therefore, poison items always sold at a higher price when compared to other items on a similar level.
And even before the advent of the game, throughout history mankind had made use of poison in various ways.
This meant that long term training or education was not necessary to actually use poison as a weapon.
Jeong Yeon-hong and her team showcased this fact perfectly.
“It’s a group of White Kobolds!”
“There’s twenty-three of them! They are running over!”
“Some of them have bows so be careful!”
While facing a group of White Kobolds on the second floor of the dungeon, they efficiently made use of Kim Woo-jin’s poison as if they had used it before.
“The Kobold Warrior’s armor is broken!”
The only difference was that they were now focusing on disarming and breaking the equipment of the monsters.
“Prepare the poison weapon!”
After disarming the monsters, they would poison them and after poisoning them, it wasn’t hard for them to finish off the weakened monsters.
It was to the extent that Kim Woo-jin did not have to point out anything or direct them.
‘They are well trained.’
They had a good standard.
‘Jeong Yeon-hong trained them properly.’
It was at that moment that Jeong Yeon-hong’s leadership ability truly shined.
But Jeong Yeon-hong was still not satisfied.
“Hey you bastards, save the poison! That’s 73,123 won!” (TL: she calls them bastards twice, but I don’t want it to seem redundant…also…such a specific number!)
She repeatedly forced her subordinates to fight more efficiently.
Kim Woo-jin clicked his tongue at this scene.
The process of going from 30,000 won to 73,123 won in intervals of 1 won was enough to get a reaction out of even Kim Woo-jin.
Anyway, as a result of Kim Woo-jin’s addition to the team, Jeong Yeon-hong and her subordinates were hunting the monsters at a far higher pace.
This naturally increased the overall pace of the dungeon attack.
“Found it! It’s the Black Troll!”
So on the fifth day after they entered the dungeon, they were able to find the Black Troll which was the condition to clear the second floor of the dungeon.
The subsequent process was just as smooth.
“Don’t grab it yet, send the signal!”
The party that found the Black Troll sent a signal and the other players began to gather around it.
“Now we can get some rest.”
“Let’s get some rest. Don’t we have to survive for 6 days on the third floor?”
After they gathered, they did not immediately clear the second floor, instead they began preparing for the third floor.
They looked like veterans with no flaws to be found.
Kim Woo-jin also could not find any flaws in their actions.
Instead, Kim Woo-jin found a flaw in the number.
‘11 people are missing.’
The maximum number of entries was 70 and 67 people had entered the dungeon this time.
But the number of people that had gathered now was only 56.
As Kim Woo-jin had noticed, 11 people had disappeared.
‘If they didn’t come to the clearing signal for the second floor then there is a high probability that they were dead.’
Moreover, most of the players in this dungeon knew each other. So if they did not come when they saw the signal, there could only be a problem with that person.
‘It was not possible for this dungeon to kill 11 people.’
It was a number that was difficult to understand after considering how smooth the attack on the dungeon was going.
‘There were no threatening monsters.’
Moreover, although there were many monsters in this dungeon, there were none that were very threatening.
‘If there was a threat, it could only be a player.’
This meant that there could only be threatening players.
‘I didn’t notice anything…’
The important thing was that Kim Woo-jin did not notice anything beforehand.
The players were no fools.
Whether it was an open attack or an ambush, if they were faced with a crisis, they would send a rescue request right away.
And if they were actives in a 3 Floor Dungeon then they were more likely to send a signal right away.
In other words, the attackers were so good that they didn’t even give the players a chance to do so.
‘They should be among those who disappeared.’
At that moment, in Kim Woo-jin’s mind, a list of all the players who entered the dungeon appeared and he quickly identified the 11 players who had disappeared.
‘I’ll have to handle it.’
Little by little, Kim Woo-jin’s eyes began changing to that of a hunting dog.
[The Black Troll has been slain.]
[Proceed to the next floor.]
Not long after slaying the Black Troll, the players appeared on the third floor of the dungeon.
[Survive for 6 days.]
As soon as they did, the notification for the conditions to clear the floor sounded in their ears.
Of course, everyone had expected these conditions.
“This is the last one.”
“We already checked the rations. Six days and this dungeon is over.”
In the first place, the players would have known that the third floor of the dungeon was a survival quest after seeing its name, so it would be strange if they started panicking now.
“Let’s hunt some monsters and raise our levels.”
“We only need to stay here for six days anyway. This is the perfect opportunity to do some level grinding.”
No, rather this was the reason that players picked survival quests in the first place.
Survival quest dungeons guaranteed more monsters to hunt than other quest dungeons. For these players who sought progress, this was a sweet stage filled with milk and honey.
This was the same for Jeong Yeon-hong.
“Let’s pick from this mulberry dungeon.”
She too was burning with determination to get all the harvest that she could from the dungeon.
But it didn’t take long before those ideals began changing.
“Wait a minute! Hey, everyone, come here!”
Now was the time when everyone was deciding where to build up an area to begin hunting monsters, but around that time, a player suddenly called for the other players to gather once again.
The players gathered and found what he wanted to show them.
“Does anyone know what kind of monster could make such a footprint?”
It was a footprint that was at least 1 meter and seemed to come from a giant monster.
“I don’t know but…I’m sure it’s not a normal monster.”
As they looked at the footprint, a certain thought came to the minds of the players.
“Is it that this isn’t a quest with a large number of monsters, but that we have to survive the hunt of a boss monster?”
This referred to quests which required surviving against a small group of powerful entities rather than a large number of monsters.
There was nothing strange about it.
In any case, they only needed to survive for a certain period of time, there was no difference if they were the target instead.
The quest itself only specified the duration and never specified whether it was against a large group of monsters or a few powerful monsters.
“Dammit, if it is…”
The problem was that this type of survival quest was much more difficult than the rank of the dungeon.
“This is dangerous. This type of survival quest has a high clearance rate but low survival rate.”
And the death rates were very high.
Everyone’s expressions hardened as they made this conclusion.
Of course, Kim Woo-jin was the exception.
‘If it’s a footprint of this size…it’s highly likely that it’s a White Troll. It’s a terrifying monster but nothing that can’t be caught with the abilities of the ones here.’
He immediately identified the owner of the footprint and he didn’t feel any threat from the monster.
‘The problem is the disrupter.’
The problem was that there were people who would not allow the process to go smoothly.
As he realised that fact, Kim Woo-jin’s conclusion was simple.
‘I have to deal with them first.’
The time had come for him to be a hunting dog.
Kim Woo-jin couldn’t help but smile slightly.
‘I hope it’s the Messiah Guild who are aiming for me.’