KH Chapter 14
Kill the Hero Chapter 14
TL: Uncle Choi
Kim Woo-jin, who entered the dungeon, checked through the contents of the dungeon once more using the quest window.
Then Kim Woo-jin looked up and saw a narrow wooded area in front of him.
There was only one thought that came to Kim Woo-jin’s mind when he saw the terrain.
‘Using a whip will be difficult here.’
He thought that it would be hard to use a whip in this dungeon but such thoughts did not last long.
‘It’s useless against orcs anyway.’
First of all, Kim Woo-jin did not bring his whip to the dungeon.
This wasn’t odd at all.
The whip was a powerful weapon. However, it will inevitably lose most of its power against an opponent with armor or a formidable defense, and it will decrease in efficacy even more against a monster who is resistant to pain.
Meaning, for orcs with massive muscular bodies, thick leather, and a strong resistance against pain, the goblin champion’s whip was not very useful.
Furthermore, the fear effect of the whip only worked on goblins.
There was no reason to insist on using the whip under such circumstances.
So, what Kim Woo-jin prepared was a sword that he took out of the item window.
Kim Woo-jin immediately put his hand into the holographic window and pulled the knife out of the box.
Like how a magician pulls a stick out of his hat, a scimitar appeared.
The shape of the blade that appeared was not special at all.
However, the price of the sword was extremely expensive, costing more than 70 million won. The reason as to why the sword cost so much was that it is a rare grade sword.
Most players thought that swords were the best weapons humans ever invented, so they were traded at more than twice the price of other weapons of the same grade.
Of course, Kim Woo-jin did not truly think that a sword was useless.
‘It’s been a long time since I held a sword.’
On the contrary, Kim Woo-jin was used to the sword more than anybody, and at the same time, was unparalleled in its use.
He just didn’t intend to ignore the shortcomings of swords.
While Kim Woo-jin was thinking about the shortcomings of swords, an orc appeared in front of him.
Kim Woo-jin always explained to his teammates.
“The crux of a battle is about adapting to the situation, not matching the enemy.
Therefore, Kim Woo-jin always made sure to be in the advantageous position when hunting his enemies.
Actually, Kim Woo-jin’s favorite moments were when just the two of them, he and his enemy, met each other in a remote place.
The enemy that the orc was approaching all by himself was that kind of an enemy.
A hunting dog who was stronger and more thorough than anyone else in a one-to-one situation.
Of course the battle was one-sided.
In a little more than 30 seconds, Kim Woo-jin’s sword cut the orc’s body ten times.
The surprising thing, however, was that there were only three places where the orc had a visible wound.
The left side, left thigh, and the left side of his neck.
The wounds were so deep that it almost made the thick skin and the massive body of the orc look shameful.
However, they did not appear to be fatal wounds that threatened his life.
Thus, the orc attacked Kim Woo-jin without backing down, then Kim Woo-jin attacked him for the eleventh time while avoiding to the left of the orc.
The sword went through a wound that Kim Woo-jin already made before, once again, deepening the wound.
That was why there were only three wounds.
The orc’s left leg began to shake uncontrollably.
Kim Woo-jin’s sword began to go through the orc’s thick and large muscles in the left thigh starting from his fourth attack.
Of course, that was Kim Woo-jin’s plan.
The scary thing about orcs was their terrifying mobility that stemmed from their thick muscles.
It was even possible to die instantly if you were to get run over by them.
Nevertheless, it takes a really long time to kill an orc with just a single sword.
For this kind of opponent, eliminating their mobility was the most practical way to kick things off.
Since if you take out it’s mobility, you will have plenty of options afterwards.
Even throwing a stone was effective now.
It was even better to use objects like spears to skewer them from a distance.
It was even more effective to use spearlike objects to hinder its movements further.
Throwing daggers to seal its vision was a great idea, too.
Daggers smeared with poison would be even more effective.
Faced with such a situation, the orc screeched in a slightly different tone than before.
It was a cry of fear because his life was in danger.
Kim Woo-jin’s scimitar slashed and created a line through orc’s neck, who was distracted while screaming frantically in fear of losing his life.
Blood flowed from the wound this time as well.
At this point, the orc was no longer able to fight.
His eyes were blind, his sense of smell was overwhelmed by the strong stench of blood, and and he couldn’t even properly hear his own screams.
The leg won’t move and he will bleed to death after losing enough blood.
Moreover, Kim Woo-jin’s blood poisoning made the orc feel dizzy and faint.
The orc finally collapsed.
That was the end of the battle.
A notification popped out signaling the orc’s death.
But the most pleasing news for Kim Woo-jin was not the news of his achievement.
‘A sacrifice arrived.’
Kim Woo-jin was more pleased to be able to summon another monster that fights just like him under his command now.
“Summon Skeleton Soldier.”
With the chant, the flesh of the dead orc melted away. Soon, nothing but the skeleton was left.
The darkness that entered its skull began to form white fiery eyes.
Kim Woo-jin gave it a present.
‘Go crazy till you are satisfied.’
Unexpectedly, Kim Woo-jin handed his own sword to his orc skeleton.
As a result, the skeleton soldier deliberately stared at Kim Woo-jin.
It was expressing its gratitude for such an unexpected gift.
In front of the surprised skeleton soldier, Kim Woo-jin took out a new weapon.
The weapon he brought out, however, was not a sword but a bow.
Orcs are very troublesome monsters.
Goblins may appear in great numbers, but a properly armed player won’t be killed instantly by a group of goblins. However, orcs were different. There have been many cases of players being hit by an orc and killed instantly due to having their necks snapped.
Of course, an orc was nothing special in the real world.
With a gun, even ordinary people could kill an orc, and even if they didn’t have a gun, they could still kill the orc without serious danger if they had a long range weapon that could penetrate their thick skin.
For instance, weapons such as bows.
A bow powerful enough to pierce an orc’s skin was a nightmare for orcs.
Against Kim Woo-jin, this was the situation that the orcs were facing at this very moment.
The body of the orc, who was frantically screaming, was deeply pierced by arrows.
All the arrows penetrated through the parts where the orc had the least muscle all the way to its guts.
Of course, the weakest parts of its body, his two eyes, already had arrows sticking out like flowers.
It was a horrible sight.
What made the scene even more miserable were the two orc skeletons, Kim Woo-jin’s skeleton soldiers.
The two skeleton soldiers kept alternating, with one after the other repeatedly, and leaving wounds on the orc’s body with their scimitars.
It was almost as if Kim Woo-jin was fighting in person.
Meanwhile, Kim Woo-jin was nowhere to be seen.
‘They are doing well.’
With the trunk of the tree behind his back and carefully hiding his breath, Kim Woo-jin silently pulled his bow, completely hiding his identity and location.
Such a scene was really too much to bear.
Seeing Kim Woo-jin do such a thing, despite being able to hunt an orc all by himself, was really unpleasant to look at, it made him look like the villain.
‘The pace is good.’
Of course, Kim Woo-jin did not mind being watched.
He wasn’t playing a game and it certainly wasn’t being broadcasted.
Moreover, Kim Woo-jin’s targets were the people that the world deemed as heros.
Whether the process was cool or not, it did not matter to him.
He was willing to do whatever it took to improve his chances of success.
‘Finally found the body.’
Even if that meant he had to dig a grave.
It was a trace of food.
Like eating a passing pigeon alive and leaving its bone and feathers, the orc took off the player’s items and ate the flesh inside, leaving only the bone.
It was a horrible sight.
However, Kim Woo-jin reacted indifferently at the gruesome scene and even extended his hand toward it. He picked up the broken skull.
Then he made eye contact with the empty sockets of the skull.
At that moment, Kim Woo-jin’s eyes turned completely black.
A notification was heard.
At the same time, the memories belonging to the skull’s owner entered into Kim Woo-jin’s head.
It was like looking at a folder full of pictures and videos.
Fortunately, the order was in chronological order.
Kim Woo-jin started with finding the name of the skull’s owner.
‘My luck is good.’
The owner of the skull was the one he was looking for, Jeon Yong-kyu.
As expected, he was killed by orcs.
He was eaten alive after he was knocked unconscious by a punch from an orc.
It wasn’t a special sign or evidence.
Kim Woo-jin rewinded his memory back a bit.
Like that, some stuff Jeon Yong-kyu blurted out quickly passed by Kim Woo-jin’s ears.
They were horrible remarks.
However, Kim Woo-jin did not become angry.
The stimulus was dry for him who had experienced a far more miserable reality than just despicable words.
Instead, Kim Woo-jin focused on the words “hunting humans.”
‘I wonder who he heard ‘human hunting’ from?’
Human hunting, it was literally hunting humans.
It was not only happening in Korea but also in many parts of the world.
There was nothing that could be done to prevent it in rural or remote islands where the governments are not able to control them.
Moreover, they use monsters to do it. It wasn’t hard to clean up after either.
Of course, it was not something one could be openly proud of.
Thus, in South Korea, human hunting was done in a very discreet way, and it was only after some time that the identity of the perpetrators was revealed.
‘It was quite later before Park Yong-wan’s hunting of humans was publicly known…’
It was revealed when Park Yong-wan was about to sell his country to Japan.
He used human hunting to capture the powerful figures and at the same time, held their weak points against them.
Countless ordinary people were sacrificed to produce items for Park Yong-wan’s business.
In other words, he managed his human hunting business quite well.
‘How does this insignificant bastard know about this already?’
There was no way such a trivial character like him could have known about human hunting.
In other words, Jeong Yong-kyu had direct contact or a connection with Park Yong-wan.
Kim Woo-jin once again moved his memory to further in the past.
Then he found it.
His next prey.