Kill The Hero – Chapter 148 – Dullahan (8)
When dealing with a boss monster, the most important thing was to have control over that boss monster.
One needed to manage what was commonly called ‘Aggro’.
Failing to control this was the same as a beastmaster failing to control his beast in a cage.
So what happened if they failed to control it properly?
Well, in that case, they’d have to run away immediately.
Of course, the opposite was also true.
A good trainer was able to control any beast.
Furthermore, they were able to train them to do whatever they wanted.
In the same sense, a good hunter could control any boss monster.
‘The Skeleton Knight is perfectly controlling the Dullahan’s aggro.”
And at that moment, the Skeleton Knight was showing a textbook example of how it was done.
While riding on a skeleton wolf, the Skeleton Knight continued to attack the Dullahan with Wilhelm Tell’s Crossbow, causing it to be unable to focus on anything else.
At the same time, it maintained the perfect distance while giving the impression that it was easy to attack.
From the Dullahan’s perspective, it couldn’t help but chase after it.
It was the perfect example of control.
‘Now we just have to lure it away.’
Then, as stated earlier, it was time to train it to do exactly what they wanted.
It was not difficult.
‘Let’s split them up.’
One of the reasons that the Dullahan was hard to fight was because of the large zombie army following it.
In other words, if the Dullahan could be separated from its zombie army, then the chance of success would be much higher.
And a gap was already visible.
Unlike the Dullahan who was on a horse, the zombies following him had a hard time chasing after the Skeleton Knight.
To an extent, the Dullahan was already moving outside of the range of the zombie army.
Of course, this was done intentionally.
And naturally, Kim Woo-jin knew the best card to play at this moment.
[A Golem has been Summoned.]
The moment the earthen giant appeared, it blocked the group of zombies who were chasing after the Dullahan.
With the appearance of this Golem, the zombies’ target naturally changed.
And the Dullahan, which had been chasing after the Skeleton Knight all this while also switched its attention to the Golem.
As soon as the Skeleton Knight lost control over the Dullahan, a new card appeared to capture the Dullahan’s attention.
A white light fluttered in the Black Fog.
Lee Jin-ah appeared with the Heavenly Dragon Sword in his hand.
The Dullahan didn’t budge after noticing Lee Jin-ah’s arrival. There were no signs of any intention to run away.
Instead, it turned its steed to face Lee Jin-ah and lifted its sword into the air.
He struck toward Lee Jin-ah who was rushing toward him.
Neither of them seemed to have defense in mind.
With a shout filled with determination, Lee Jin-ah swung the Heavenly Dragon Sword at the Dullahan’s body while seeming to ignore the Dullahan’s sword which seemed to want to cut him in half.
Before long, the two blades struck their targets.
Dullahan’s sword smashed Lee Jin-ah’s left shoulder armor and crushed his shoulder blade.
Lee Jin-ah’s Heavenly Dragon Sword also penetrated into the chest of the Dullahan.
It was in this state that Lee Jin-ah’s body slammed into the horse that the Dullahan was riding.
The force of the blow caused the horse to stagger a bit as it lost its balance.
At that moment, Lee Jin-ah once again attempted to tackle the Dullahan’s horse.
Lee Jin-ah’s voice was filled with pain due to the fact that he already had an injured shoulder.
However, he did not intend to stop.
Over and over again, he shook the Dullahan’s body by continuously colliding with the horse.
Faced with such an offensive, the Dullahan was finally forced to make use of its head.
The Dullahan’s head, which had been held on its left side, opened its previously closed mouth and began to make bizarre sounds.
Following the grotesque sound that could only be described as a ghostly wail, an unspeakably cold air began to flow from the Dullahan’s body.
[You have been Paralyzed by the Energy of the Dead.]
The Energy of the Dead which were able to free not only the body of the living but also their intellect.
This was why the Dullahan was a monster that surpassed the Golden Lion.
The moment one was exposed to the cold air, their bodies would become paralyzed and their minds would go still.
Moreover, the chill that this Dullahan was exuding was much stronger than that of ordinary Dullahans.
[The Energy of the Dead has been strengthened by an unknown force.]
Even those who wore items in preparation to face the Dullahan would be frozen.
However, when facing this chill, Lee Jin-ah did nothing but laugh.
[Lancelot’s Ring negates the Energy of the Dead.]
‘This item is really amazing.’
In front of this ring, only direct attacks would work.
Upon seeing this, the Dullahan’s head opened its mouth wider and screamed even louder.
There was no such thing as running away to the fearless Dullahan. Instead, he intended to crush his opponent with even greater force.
As such, the Dullahan opened its mouth as wide as it could and began building its power.
At that moment, a spear appeared from within the Black fog and pierced the Dullahan’s open mouth.
At the same time, a glimmer appeared within the mist.
Kim Woo-jin, wearing the cloak made from the Desert Chameleon’s leather and wielding Percival’s Spear, appeared.
‘The moment the Dullahan’s head opened its mouth all the way, is the best time to attack.’
After a moment, Kim Woo-jin pulled the spear back, bringing the Dullahan’s head with it.
Kahak, Hahak, Hahak!
As the Dullahan’s head began to make a series of bizarre sounds after being pierced by the spear, Kim Woo-jin quickly retreated.
Lee Jin-ah also retreated after retrieving the Heavenly Dragon Sword that had been stuck in Dullahan’s chest.
At the same time, the zombies, who had successfully destroyed the Golem, rushed over to protect the Dullahan.
Those who used their skills to observe from a distance could only watch on in admiration.
“The timing was perfect.”
“What’s the situation?”
“Isaac Ivanov stole the Dullahan’s head.”
It had taken less than a minute for the Golem to be defeated by the zombie army. They couldn’t help but feel admiration for Kim Woo-jin’s ability to design and carry out an operation which took away the Dullahan’s head, which was one of the most troublesome elements, in such a short timeframe.
Of course, the Dullahan had no intention of letting Kim Woo-jin simply run away with its head.
Seeming to understand its master’s wishes, the Dullahan’s horse let out a shrill sound and prepared to chase after Kim Woo-jin.
It was then.
An arrow flew in from the distance and stuck into Dullahan’s chest.
It seemed that the Skeleton Knight was ready to perform its perfect control once again.
“Damn, I did all of that just to get this weird sounding head.”
Hearing Lee Jin-ah’s complaining, Kim Woo-jin pulled the Dullahan’s head off of the spear instead of responding.
He then smashed the head using Percival’s spear.
The Dullahan’s head shattered like a piece of ice and a ball of hair appeared from inside of it.
[Ninth Tail of the Nine Tailed Fox]
– Rating: Legendary
– Required Level: Level 1 or higher
– Description: The Ninth Tail of the powerful Nine-tailed Fox. It has a mysterious power. By gathering all nine tails, the user would gain the Nine-tailed Fox’s power.
– All stats +5%
– All resistances +10%
– When equipped the user will emit a cold air, freezing all enemies.
‘This makes three.’
He had gotten his hands on another one of the Nine tailed Fox’s tails.
Naturally, Kim Woo-jin immediately placed this item into his inventory.
When he saw this, Lee Jin-ah couldn’t help but ask.
“I know it’s good, but what is it?”
Kim Woo-jin brushed off the question.
“You did a good job a while ago. Now that we’ve got the head, let’s go get the arms and legs.”
Lee Jin-ah was shocked at his words.
“Huh? You want me to do the same thing four more times? Other players would’ve died a long time ago!”
Kim Woo-jin smiled and said.
“I’m glad you steadily raised the rank of your Blessing of River Styx skill. It is coming in handy.”
His words were so ridiculous that Lee Jin-ah forgot how to speak for a moment.
Suddenly, Kim Woo-jin gestured toward Lee Jin-ah.
At the gesture to shut up, Lee Jin-ah just stared at him with a dumb expression on his face.
After a while, a voice came from within the Black Fog.
Ellis Highton called out to Kim Woo-jin from afar.
“Let’s make a deal. I’ll give you Merlin’s Wand and King Arthur’s Ring right now.”
Kim Woo-jin laughed at those words.
‘It seems Ellis Highton has also done some calculations.’
1. The word used here was ‘헐-Hul’, one of the most frequently used slang exclamations. It can be translated as omg, jeez, wth. Generally, it’s used when the speaker is surprised, embarrassed or even feeling offended.)