Kill The Hero – Chapter 132 – Malicious (5)
The White Troll which appeared on the third floor and above, had two nicknames.
“I never thought we’d encounter white gold here.”
One of them was White Gold.
“The prices for them are no joke.”
“If you manage to hunt one, you could buy three or four unique items.”
The value of its body could be understood by the word ‘gold’.
It’s blood did not differ from other Trolls when it came to its uses. It was its skin that people sought after.
Gel made from its skin had the ability to regenerate skin and flesh.
Of course, the value would not be so high if it was just for that potion.
That was because there were potions made from troll’s blood or players who had skills from the Prayer Statue halo were just as good.
“It’s not worth it to sell it. Even items that were about to get thrown away would be like new as long as you had it.”
The reason it was so expensive, was because the regenerative effects also worked for leather items as well.
In other words, if an armor made by monster leather was torn or damaged severely, the armor could be completely restored by applying the gel made from the White Troll’s skin to it.
“Even Dragon skin could be restored.”
Even if the item was created from the leather of a monster found on the sixth floor or higher, it was possible to be restored.
“It’s the same for legendary items as well.”
The range even included legendary items.
By this point, no one could ever dispute the incredibly high value of a White Troll.
The only problem was its second nickname.
“Damn, I can’t believe we just have to watch a treasure like that go.”
“I’m glad to see it go. That’s a monster that even players over level 100 don’t want to face.”
“Right. That’s why it’s called the ‘Veteran Killer’.”
White Trolls were beasts who literally treated skilled players as prey.
“And they’re resistant to flames. So fire doesn’t work.”
“That’s not a troll. That’s something else covered in a Troll’s skin.”
This was because the intelligence that these creatures possessed, far surpassed that of ordinary Trolls.
The fearsome capabilities of an intelligent monster with the regeneration abilities and physique of a Troll were beyond common sense.
“It is impossible to hunt him using any ordinary method.”
That’s why veterans who were experienced in ordinary methods of hunting were treated as prey, even if they were powerful and equipped with powerful equipment.
“We can’t take it on. That’s for sure.”
That was why everyone who came to the third floor, including Jeong Yeon-hong, immediately gave up the thought of hunting the moment they realised that the one they had to face was a White Troll.
“We just need to do our best to survive 6 days while avoiding him somehow.”
They decided to survive while trying to avoid being prey, instead of actively going to hunt it.
“Do you understand Kim Woo-jin?”
And she warned Kim Woo-jin as well.
“This time it will be hard for us to help you, so you’ll need to judge the situation and act accordingly. Don’t panic.”
They wouldn’t be able to act as guides, so he would need to protect himself.
Kim Woo-jin answered her question easily.
“I’ll take care of myself.”
And so began day one on the third floor.
Day 1 on the third floor was quiet.
Players prepared for survival while exploring their surroundings.
“Scatter the monster corpses! Let the White Troll eat and fill its stomach!”
“We need to use the monsters corpses to get rid of as much of our scents as we can.”
“Secure the escape route and look out for any movements from the White Troll.”
“Don’t forget to leave a signal for the other parties!”
They made a lot of preparations.
And the White Troll gladly responded to their arrangements.
It happily ate the meal that the players had set out for it and later it took a rest as though it was satisfied.
It was a very calm day.
However, that calm was broken on the second day.
“Goddammit, now of all times!”
“Dammit, he purposefully accepted our meal!”
The White Troll had purposely spent the first day quietly.
He had used the day to search for all his new enemies.
He’d learned what kind of prey had entered his territory and what state they were in and just when they had begun to relax the tension they felt, he had started hunting them down in earnest.
“It really is a veteran killer.”
It was truly an admirable and clever strategy.
Of course that wasn’t the exclamation that came out of the party members of the Phoenix Guild, led by Jeong Yeon-hong, who had become the first targets of the White Troll.
Jeong Yeon-hong immediately gave an order to her subordinates after letting out that curse.
“Let’s meet again alive!”
Like that, Jeong Yeon-hong’s party all scattered and ran away.
Someone might die as a result of this, but that outcome was still better than having everyone die.
Of course, the world that they had to face after scattering was not much better.
Being alone in a stage with all kinds of monsters besides the White Troll was no different from holding your breath underwater.
Doing it for one second was no problem, but one minutes was hard to bear.
Moreover, the other parties could not feel at ease simply because another party was being hunted at that moment.
“We could be next!”
If Jeong Yeon-hon’s party ended up being defeated, then of course another party would have to bear the horror of being hunted.
Naturally the other parties were forced to desperately move away, increasing the tension they felt once again.
And now the White Troll began to show its true nature as it moved even more violently.
It was hell.
There was not one who seemed to be separated from this hell.
‘The situation is getting more difficult.’
He, who was holding a large crossbow in his hand, was the only one who remained calm in the turmoil caused by the White Troll.
In the situation where everyone was running away hurriedly, he remained where he was while pondering his problem.
‘It’s a White Troll!’
Even when the distance between him and the White Troll was no more than 10 meters, Yamazaki Takumi still maintained his composure.
‘It won’t be easy to deal with Kim Woo-jin with him around.’
Rather than thinking about the White Troll, what he had in his mind was his own prey.
It was thanks to his Eraser skill and a cloak made from the leather of a Desert Chameleon that made it possible.
It was virtually impossible to find him when he used his Eraser skill which was able to erase the sounds and smells that he made, and the cloak of Desert Chameleon leather allowed him to camouflage with his surroundings.
‘I’ll still wait.’
Moreover, he was patient.
He did not rush to hunt his prey, instead he had the patience to wait even for days until the prey entered the most optimal spot for him to hunt.
‘One shot is all I need anyway.’
Additionally, he had Wilhelm Tell’s Crossbow in his possession.
Wilhelm Tell’s Crossbow had the mysterious ability to track a target as long as he managed to hit them once.
‘Then it’s mission accomplished.’
This was the reason that Yamazaki Takumi was chosen as the final trump card to get rid of Kim Woo-jin.
In any case, his stealth was perfect.
Rather than the White Troll, even the Hunting Dog Kim Woo-jin before returning to the past would not have been able to find him easily.
But things were different now.
A spear appeared behind Yamazaki Takumi, who was holding his breath in a hidden spot, and pierced his heart.
Surprised, Yamazaki Takumi turned his head to look behind him so that he could see who killed him.
The last thing he saw was Kim Woo-jin glaring at him with golden eyes.