Kill The Hero – Chapter 133 – White Troll (2)
What did you need to create a more powerful hunting dog?
To answer that question, some people would say the sharp teeth and claws of a lion, the running speed of a cheetah or the hard shell of a turtle. (TL:…I would say none of those things…)
They weren’t wrong.
However, if you really want to create an even more powerful hound, there was something more effective than those.
If you gave a hunting dog the excellent eyes of a hawk, the performance of that hunting dog would increase dramatically.
No matter how good their sense of smell was, it was obviously less efficient for them to hunt using only that.
[Horus’ Eyes have closed.]
Giving Kim Woo-jin the Eyes of Horus did exactly that.
It was giving the eyes of a hawk to an already outstanding hunting dog.
‘He was good, but he was unlucky.’
From Yamazaki Takumi’s perspective, he was really unlucky since, if it wasn’t for Horus’ Eyes, he would have been able to catch Kim Woo-jin.
If he had been able to let off even one shot, then he would have had an overwhelming advantage against Kim Woo-jin.
‘A Desert Chameleon Cloak and Wilhelm Tell’s Crossbow…dangerous.’
Kim Woo-jin was the first to admit that.
‘I never thought I would get Wilhelm Tell’s Crossbow here.’ (TL…we knew…the moment it was mentioned…)
Kim Woo-jin was very familiar with Wilhelm Tell’s Crossbow.
There was no way he couldn’t know about it.
[Wilhelm Tell’s Crossbow]
-Physical Attack: 200
-Required Level: Level 70 or higher
-Description: The crossbow once used by renowned marksman Wilhelm Tell. Once a target has been hit once, no other arrow will miss.
-Penetration increased in proportion to the user’s level
-Attack Power increased in proportion to the user’s level
-Activates Chaser Arrows after a direct hit
‘It’s a useless weapon unless it’s used by the God of Bows.’
It was because this was one of the weapons of none other than the God of Bows, Noda Heijiro.
‘Because only the God of Bows could use it properly.’
The God of Bows himself rarely used Wilhelm Tell’s Crossbow. Nevertheless, it was enough for the power of this weapon to be well known.
Of course, this powerful bow was not what was important at that moment.
‘Anyway, there is a high possibility that he was sent by the God of Bows.’
The important part was that the person who had sent Yamazaki Takumi was likely to be the God of Bows himself.
‘There are plenty of reasons to send him.’
Kim Woo-jin had already killed one of the God of Bows’ students.
So from his point of view, Kim Woo-jin deserved to die.
The question was why he had chosen to hunt Kim Woo-jin at this time.
‘The God of Bows usually cares about his students so it is possible.’
If it was the God of Bows that Kim Woo-jin remembered, then he would definitely do something like this to avenge his students.
‘But Park Shin-hye wouldn’t do something like this.’
The problem was that there weren’t many reasons for the Messiah Guild to do something like this at this point.
‘They barely managed to fix the problem by cutting off the Skull Guild so there’s no reason for them to do this.’
And Kim Woo-jin was sure that the Messiah Guild had cut off one of its tails, the Skull Guild, to deal with Park Yong-wan.
The Messiah Guild’s tails were certainly not few, but it would still be painful to cut one of them off.
They had already endured the pain and cut off their tail, in that situation, would they still do something like this?
It would be good if they succeed.
‘It doesn’t make a difference whether they kill me now or kill me in a few months.’
But the difference between killing Kim Woo-jin now and doing it later was not large.
‘So why are they doing this?’
However, the risk of failure was also very high.
If one considered the magnitude of risk that they would have to take into account in this current situation, then there was no reason for them to do it now.
‘Was there internal conflict?’
In other words, there was a possibility that the God of Bows was doing all of this on his own accord.
‘Well, the God of Bows is the representative from the Japanese side. In the process of dismantling the Skull Guild, it is certain that the Yamato Federation will take some losses so from their perspective this could be a way of expressing their displeasure.’
And the current situation gave the God of Bows the perfect opportunity to get his revenge.
‘First of all, if the Skull Guild retreated from Korea, he might not be able to do it even if he wanted to…this is his last chance to display his dissatisfaction. He probably thought that it would be impossible to fail after combining a cloak made from Desert Chameleon leather, the Eraser Skill and Wilhelm Tell’s Crossbow.’
When he thought of that, Kim Woo-jin let out a smile.
‘Although I can’t be sure from guessing…’
With a smile still on his face, Kim Woo-jin’s eyes became black.
[Anubis’ Eyes have opened.]
‘It would be great if that was really the case.’
With that final thought, Kim Woo-jin began to browse Yamazaki Takumi’s memories.
And at the same time, the smile on his lips became bigger.
“Fuck! Oh fuck!”
Jeong Yeon-hong’s face was much worse than the words she just uttered.
It was like watching the face of an angry cat. It was twisted to the point where it looked quite terrifying.
But there was no one who could say anything about how she looked.
She was making such a horrific expression because her situation didn’t give her any other options.
“Why did we have to be first dammit!”
After discovering the White Troll, the players had made an agreement.
Run away as soon as you become a target, that way if you die, you die alone.
It was a method that was often used when being hunted by powerful monsters.
If they moved in groups, when the monsters found them, didn’t that mean that the entire group would be killed?
However for Jeong Yeon-hong who had become one of the first victims, that didn’t make her feel any better.
“How many were killed?”
“We’ve confirmed that 2 people were caught by the Troll and 8 people were confirmed to be alive. Only 4 people have not been confirmed.”
At least 2 people had already been killed.
“That Troll bastard, I’m gonna rip off all his skin!”
Her subordinates’ deaths drove her mad wishing that she could get revenge.
Nevertheless, no matter how angry she was, she would not act recklessly. If she had been such an emotional person in the first place then no one would have risked their lives to follow her into the dungeons.
“What about Kim Woo-jin?”
Even in this situation, she was able to make clear calculations.
“What happened to him?”
She wanted to know whether he was alive or dead.
The death of her subordinates was a tragedy, but in a sense, they had been prepared for such outcomes.
However, Kim Woo-jin was different. He didn’t come here ready to die from the beginning.
Jeong Yeon-hong and her party were responsible for saving Kim Woo-jin and helping him return to the outside.
Of course, rational judgment doesn’t always mean good results.
“I don’t know.”
“Is he among those unaccounted for?”
“That’s the worst outcome.”
Jeong Yeon-hong smacked her own head at the bad news.
At that moment, a sense of regret flashed through her.
‘If we had his poison, maybe we could hunt it.’
To be honest, when she’d first heard the news about the White Troll, the first thing that popped through her mind was Kim Woo-jin’s poison.
Everyone knew for a fact that physical and magical damage had reduced effectiveness against the White Troll.
So they gave up the idea of hunting it.
However, it was different with Kim Woo-jin’s poison.
White Trolls had high resilience, but their defense was not that high.
Nevertheless, it wouldn’t be easy to hunt it.
There was a chance that Kim Woo-jin’s poison would be able to help them defeat the Troll but as a leader it was best to avoid those situations where life and death were involved and the only chance to succeed was based on speculation.
That’s why she had put that option on the backburner.
‘Please be alive.’
However, if Kim Woo-jin died, then the plan would go away forever.
Therefore, in many ways, the best outcome for Jeong Yeon-hong was for Kim Woo-jin to return to them alive.
It was at that moment.
[There are 96 hours left.]
When the second and third days in hell had passed.
“It’s Kim Woo-jin. He’s back.”
Kim Woo-jin appeared in front of Jeong Yeon-hong and her party.
“I want all the rights to the White Troll.”
And the moment he appeared, he made an offer.
“If you accept that, I’ll give you the poison you need to hunt the White Troll.”
Jeong Yeon-hong responded to his proposal with a smile.
“30.1%. Shall we go up by .1%?”
Kim Woo-jin responded to her question with a smile.
“The rights of the Troll add up to the cost of your lives. 1 billion won per person.”
“Hunting the White Troll would be the same as removing the threat from the dungeon, you should pay for your lives shouldn’t you? Ah, and I will raise it by 1 billion won every time, I don’t have the patience to go by 1 won like before. Now then, shall we negotiate?”
It was the moment the real poisonous bastard had appeared.