Kill The Hero – Chapter 138 – Provocation (2)
The two major guilds that were also considered America’s pride, the Great One Guild and the Frontier Guild, were surprisingly different.
Among their differences, the difference in the direction that they pursued was extreme.
While the Frontier Guild focused on expanding their outward appearance through pioneering and conquest, the Great One Guild, as the name suggested, focused more on qualitative growth.
The difference between the two guilds was clearly revealed when they failed to jointly clear the Forest of the Dead Dungeon. (TL: I’ll just call it Dead Forest dungeon from now on, although it’s not completely accurate)
When they failed to clear it, the Frontier Guild immediately reduced the priority of the Dead Forest dungeon.
However, the Great One Guild was different.
After their failure, the Great One Guild made the Dead Forest dungeon their top priority and began making preparations to clear it.
“Isaac Ivanov wants to attack the Dead Forest?”
That was why the Guild Master of the Great One Guild, Carrie Roana, paid attention to everything related to the Dead Forest dungeon personally.
Trinity, who was one of the few players who dealt with spirits and who was considered to be comparable to the Savior Lee Se-jun, was the one who managed all of the 3 Floor Dungeons.
This was proof that the Great One Guild’s interest in the Dead Forest was much greater than believed.
“As payment for our men’s lives?”
So of course Isaac Ivanov’s proposal went directly to her ears.
And the moment she heard it, she smiled.
She knew that the time had finally come.
“Everything’s coming together perfectly.”
As had been mentioned before, the Great One Guild had been constantly preparing to attack the Dead Forest Dungeon.
No, their preparations had long been complete.
The situation only required the go ahead from the US government.
“If Isaac Ivanov wants to attack the dungeon with such a reason, then the president can’t simply tell him no.”
In such a situation, there would need to be a very good reason to deny it.
“They will have to give Isaac Ivanov the permission to attack it and we will attack it together with him.”
She was planning to attack the dungeon together with Isaac Ivanov.
Of course, the executives of the Great One Dungeon had different thoughts.
“Isaac Ivanov doesn’t know, but the government wouldn’t let us enter the dungeon so easily.”
“That’s right. Isn’t it because the government doesn’t want us and the Frontier Guild to lose resources?”
“Under the assumption that we would be the only ones who would be affected, we’d never get permission.”
In the first place, the US government had stopped the attack on the Dead Forest dungeon because they doubted their ability to clear it.
The biggest reason for preventing the attack was because the consumption of resources was too high.
In such circumstances, the odds that the US government would authorize Isaac Ivanov’s attack on the dungeon was fairly high, but the odds of them authorizing the Great One Guild’s attack was unknown.
“The government is probably also wishing for Isaac Ivanov’s failure.”
No, instead it was highly probable that the US government would arrange for Isaac Ivanov to fail.
If even the Russian hero failed the dungeon, then the wounded pride of the American’s would recover a little.
The executives had all made good points.
However, she didn’t agonize for long on the proper decision to make.
“Then let’s increase the players in this game. We’ll invite other guilds to take part as well. Let’s call the Frontier Guild and the Messiah Guild, as well as all of those players who are at the 3 Floor stage. We’ll share all the risks.
If the game gets that big then we would have to take part as well wouldn’t we? After all our items are still in there. We can’t watch from the side and watch them get taken away.”
“Would it be as easy as you’re making it sound? Even if we do that, would the other guilds really be willing to risk it and challenge the Dead Forest?”
Unless there was great merit to obtain, would the other guilds dare to take the risk?
Even when she heard that, she spoke with confidence.
“Then we’ll make it a bet, for a prize. Then they would be willing to take the risk.”
“We’ll offer King Arthur’s Ring as the prize.”
Everyone in the room made startled expressions.
“The legendary item King Arthur’s Ring?”
“How much would it cost to get it…”
Faced with such a question, she simply shrugged. (TL: Author-sama…please tell us who ‘she’ is…)
“It doesn’t matter. Because there would be no one there stronger than the ones we prepared for this dungeon.”
“First of all, I said that we would offer King Arthur’s Ring as the prize, but I didn’t say that we wouldn’t use it.”
At that moment, the executives nodded with realisation.
“We will give Ellis the ring and put her in the dungeon. So, that should be it right?”
“Then tell Isaac Ivanov.”
She had a slightly fierce expression on her face as she continued.
“If it’s dangerous, we’ll save you, but make sure that you have enough money to pay for your life.”
Glen Park, San Francisco.
In a neighbourhood lined with rural houses, a large, cube shaped, concrete building stood proudly.
In addition, a large amount of armed soldiers, who stood around the perimeter of the concrete building made it seem even more intense.
Of course, the thing that made this structure truly stand out was the spatial distortion known as a dungeon gate that was housed inside of it.
A man reached out to the dungeon gate.
Soon after, a screen (window) appeared before the man’s eyes.
[Forest of the Dead]
– Floors: 3
– Difficulty: A+
– Maximum number of Entries: 199
– Requirements: Level 81 or Lower
– Conditions: Defeat the Master of the Dead!
– Reward: Skill Stone (A)
The man who finished checking the information of the dungeon, immediately removed his hand and turned to speak to the person beside him.
“I checked the dungeon information, there are no problems.”
When he heard that, the person beside the man also stretched their hand to check the dungeon’s information.
These two men were none other than dungeon administrators.
They were responsible for ensuring that there weren’t any illegal intruders within the dungeon and if there were any changes to the dungeon’s status.
It wasn’t much.
Players could view the dungeon’s information by touching the dungeon gate, if there was an intruder, then you wouldn’t be able to obtain any information by touching the gate and you could only enter the dungeon.
It was as simple as checking whether water was hot or cold.
And frankly, it wasn’t something that needed to be checked often.
Once a day was enough for places like here where there were buildings and other forms of security measures were prepared.
“Why the hell do they want us to check every hour? Even temporary buildings were built to protect this place.”
This was the reason why Adam, a player who had given up the opportunity to attack dungeons and instead chose to manage them using his ability as a player, complained.
Heath, his colleague, responded simply to his complaints.
“What can we do about it? The affair this time is too big.”
As they were having this conversation, an incident that recently became well known around the world, came to their minds.
The Great One dungeon had put out a prize for the completion of the Dead Forest dungeon, that even the US had failed to clear!
“The prize is legendary…”
The prize was also a legendary item.
“It’s not just any legendary item. It’s King Arthur’s Ring, isn’t it?”
Moreover, it wasn’t just any legendary item, but one of considerable value.
It was a major event that had never happened before and the world was inevitably surprised by it.
Sooner or later, players around the world who were active in 3 Floor dungeons would gather to attack this dungeon.
Of course, there were people who were curious about the situation.
“But the Great One Guild isn’t foolish, why would they set this sort of thing as a reward.”
Why did the Great One Guild do this?
Was attacking the Dead Forest dungeon worth using King Arthur’s Ring, which they already had in their hands, as a reward?
“Is it really to just attack the Dead Forest dungeon as the Great One Guild said?”
To that question, the Great One Guild simply stated that they would do anything to clear the dungeon.
“Is that really the case?”
Of course, no one fully believed their words.
“There must be another reason.”
Some people still had questions.
They wanted to know the true target of the Great One Guild.