Kill The Hero – Chapter 144 – Dullahan (4)
When Kim Woo-jin had planned to challenge the Forest of the Dead dungeon, he had not anticipated a situation where some of the most talented players below level 100 would come to attack the dungeon as well.
The situation he had imagined was one where the US government filled the dungeon with nothing but strange players in a bid to make Isaac Ivanov fail his challenge.
Because of this, Kim Woo-jin and Lee Jin-ah’s attack plans for the dungeon were as if they were the only ones there.
In other words, Kim Woo-jin was confident.
Even without the other 197 players, himself and Lee Jin-ah, just two players, would be enough to clear the Forest of the Dead dungeon.
The source of this confidence was the 60 skeletons before his eyes right now.
‘The most that I can summon with my current magic power is 60. Even then it’s practically impossible to maintain.’
It was confidence that stemmed from his Skeleton Warrior Mastery skill, which had reached the transcendent rank.
Moreover, it wasn’t just the Skeleton Soldiers.
Most of the Skeleton Soldiers had decent weapons in their hands, some of them were even fully armored.
It was also not just a lot of low grade weapons as thas were even a considerable amount of unique items.
Among the players in the dungeon at that time, it would be hard to find a player with better equipment than one of the fully armored Skeleton Soldiers.
It was a sight that was impossible to see anywhere else.
‘This reminds me of the past.’
On the other hand, for Kim Woo-jin, this was a sight that he was actually quite familiar with.
‘This was how it looked whenever I fought Johann Georg.’
Whenever he fought against the King of Undead, he would be faced with a similar scene to what he was seeing now.
Of course, it was different from then.
The scene itself was familiar, but at that time, Kim Woo-jin had been facing off against the skeletons, but this time, the skeletons had their backs to him.
‘This is how it feels.’
The scene that Kim Woo-jin was seeing now was the very scene that the King of Undead saw.
It was the first time that Kim Woo-jin had been able to understand the King of Undead a little.
‘His arrogance was warranted.’
Why he behaved so arrogantly.
‘If you could still remain humble after seeing this then there must be something wrong with you.’
He had to admit that the King of Undead’s arrogance was natural when he had an army of undead at his command.
It was then.
The thick fog began to quiver.
And within that quivering fog, a multitude of footsteps could be heard speedily approaching.
Then Lee Jin-ah’s voice was heard.
The sound came from the footsteps of the group of around 200 Orcs that were chasing after Lee Jin-ah.
At the sound, Kim Woo-jin smiled and gave his skeletons their orders.
The slaughter began.
In an era where everyone was interested in dungeon attacks, the attack on an A+ dungeon was bound to attract a lot of attention.
Of course, that interest only lasted until the players entered the dungeon gate.
After the players entered the dungeon, the interest diminished greatly.
This was natural.
When watching a three hour movie, it was normal to do other things or turn your head when it was at a boring part instead of watching it, especially when you didn’t know how long it would take.
However, the attack on the Dead Forest Dungeon was different.
On the 4th day after the players had entered the dungeon, the world was still full of news about the Dead Forest.
[Two legendary items up for grabs!]
[What will the other guilds bet?]
The reason for that was the pot that had been started for the Dead Forest dungeon.
This was understandable.
An hour before the dungeon attack had started, Isaac Ivanov had bet Wilhelm Tell’s Crossbow as a prize and when the players had entered the dungeon, the public began asking the other participating guilds.
The Great One Guild bet King Arthur’s Ring and Isaac Ivanov bet Wilhelm Tell’s Crossbow, what are you going to bet?
At first, these guilds tried to avoid answering.
-Honestly, you can’t eat for free.
-That’s right, they should at least pay an entrance fee! You pay then you eat, so they should pay!
-Absolutely, even if it’s not a legendary item, they should still bet some money.
However as time passed, the public opinion created an atmosphere which forced the other participating guilds to also bet.
From the public’s standpoint, they were not losing anything anyway so they encouraged the guilds even more. (TL: sound familiar?)
And of course, there were those who encouraged the public opinion behind the scenes.
Oh Se-chan was one of these people.
“An article appeared. The Frontier Guild has offered 10 million in prize money.”
“Yes. It seems they cracked under the pressure. In particular, it seems the article in the New York Times had the biggest effect. I was worth lobbying for.”
He made use of all his power in order to create an atmosphere that would make the others have no choice but to also make bets.
“It was worth it. The Frontier Guild intends to wash their mouth with just 10 million dollars? That’s not good enough. Hey, bring my keyboard.”
“Why do you suddenly want the keyboard…”
“I have to go post on SNS(1).”
“Mhm. I’m going to write ‘Frontier Guild bastards, if you’re gonna bet then bet 100 million dollars’. When you want to write, you gotta do it fast.”
In fact, Oh Se-chan was enjoying this atmosphere quite a bit.
“This is why scammers love soft pokes. We are going to win anyway, it would be better to force the stakes.”
Wasn’t this a situation where they were using the public opinion to force the other guilds to make bets when they were already assured of Kim Woo-jin’s victory?
As long as it was free, it would be strange for Oh Se-chan to eat Fugu(2) raw and not enjoy it.
“What’s the payout on Kim Woo-jin at now?”
Oh Se-chan was even betting on Kim Woo-jin on a UK gambling site that was hosting bets on the Dead Forest’s clearance.
“If I manage to get this payout, I’ll shoot once properly. Yeah, I’ll treat you guys at a Chinese restaurant once. We’ll have tangsuyuk(3).”
“Are you serious?”
“Oh my god, are you really shooting tangsuyuk?”
He was so caught up in the atmosphere that he even made promises that everyone would be surprised to see him fulfill.
“Right, tangsuyuk, we’ll have it sweeter too.”
He could not stop saying surprising things without hesitation.
“It’s really worth it to believe in Kim Woo-jin. Bahahaha!”
It was around that time.
“Th-, the…the Great One Guild’s Guild Master made an announcement on a talk show.”
Sudden news came in.
“Guild Master Trinity? What did she say?”
“She released Ellis Highton’s item setting.”
“Ellis Highton has a set of King Arthur’s Ring and Merlin’s Staff.”
The moment he heard their names, the information about those two items appeared in Oh Se-chan’s head.
Before long, his eyes widened in astonishment.
“No, doesn’t this mean that even players attacking 6 Floor dungeons might not have items as good as Ellis Highton now? Wait, she has these two items together? Then…”
After finishing his calculations, Oh Se-chan turned to his subordinate.
“Hey, can the money that was bet on that site be refunded half way?”
“I don’t think so.”
Oh Se-chan shouted in frustration at those words.
“Those dirty little bastards in the Great One Guild don’t know how to play fair!”
After his useless outburst, Oh Se-chan let out a long sigh.
“Kim Woo-jin will do well, won’t he?”
1. SNS stands for “Social Network Service,” so it refers to any social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and so forth.
2. Fugu in Japanese, bogeo or bok in Korean and hétún in Standard Modern Chinese is a pufferfish, normally of the genus Takifugu, Lagocephalus, or Sphoeroides, or a porcupinefish of the genus Diodon, or a dish prepared from these fish.
Fugu can be lethally poisonous due to its tetrodotoxin, meaning it must be carefully prepared to remove toxic parts and to avoid contaminating the meat.
The restaurant preparation of fugu is strictly controlled by law in Japan and several other countries, and only chefs who have qualified after three or more years of rigorous training are allowed to prepare the fish. Domestic preparation occasionally leads to accidental death.
3. I think I made this note before, but couldn’t find where I’d made it. Tangsuyuk is a Korean Chinese meat dish with sweet and sour sauce. It can be made with either pork or beef. )