Kill The Hero – Chapter 149 – Dullahan (9)
It was impossible to determine just how many legendary items there were in the world.
For that reason, all guilds and players put great effort into securing legendary items, and on the other hand, they concealed or manipulated the existence or information of their own legendary items.
The transaction process of legendary items was also very cloudy.
It was so cloudy that one would not be able to see or understand anything unless they were already a Broker.
This was why Oh Se-chan chose to take on the title of Broker. Thanks to that, he had more information on legendary items than anyone else.
“That damn Merlin’s Staff.”
This meant that he was well aware of what level of item Merlin’s Staff was.
That was the reason.
The reason that he was repeatedly swearing with a gloomy expression on his face while looking at the jajangmyeon in front of him.
It started when the Great One Guild revealed the existence of Merlin’s Staff.
Trinity, the Guild Master of the Great One Guild had revealed this item to the world via a talk show no less.
She revealed what the Merlin’s Wand was and what it meant for Ellis Highton to have such a weapon.
Shortly after the news was released, public opinion changed rapidly.
The fierce debate on who would be the ones to conquer the Dead Forest dungeon disappeared like snow in a desert.
Instead, the entire world believed that Ellis Highton would, without a doubt, be the one to conquer the Dead Forest dungeon.
At the same time, as if they were waiting for this moment, the media began to portray Ellis Highton as a hero.
She wasn’t just a hero, but the great hero who had mended the wounded pride of the United States.
“I can’t believe they would give such an item to a player under level 100. That’s so dirty.”
Merlin’s Staff and King Arthur’s Ring were both high level items.
“Ugh, so annoying.”
Just owning one of these items was enough to be considered a hero.
And it wasn’t just Oh Se-chan who thought so.
‘There’s definitely some trick.’
‘It was basically giving unlimited mana to a Spiritualist who could be said to have the highest firepower.’
‘According to our investigations, the Great One Guild has been preparing for this dungeon attack for a long time.’
‘The Great One Guild’s preparations up to this point are basically perfect. To the point that they were even confident to bet King Arthur’s Ring.’
Oh Se-chan’s subordinates were also forced to agree with him.
They were all talents that had been personally chosen and trained by Oh Se-chan so they were also able to run simulations in their heads.
They calculated the probability of Kim Woo-jin succeeding in the dungeon over Ellis Highton and her team.
And currently, the rate of failure was inevitably high because they had no information about the dungeon.
‘Ellis Highton’s dividend has been at 1.2 times since the announcement.’
‘Kim Woo-jin’s dividend has jumped up to 5 times.’
Furthermore, most people in the world shared their thoughts.
“Ah, this is not good. I can’t eat it.”
Eventually Oh Se-chan put down his chopsticks and left half of the bowl of the jajangmyeon that he’d bought with his own money.
‘I don’t believe it…’
In front of such a ridiculous sight, his subordinates were all astonished.
It was at that moment.
“The dungeon attack was successful.”
Oh Se-chan closed his eyes.
He looked like a prisoner on death row who was waiting in his cell for the guards to come and take him to the gallows.
This was not an exaggeration.
At this moment, Oh Se-chan even shed tears.
He was convinced at that moment.
‘This is the end.’
The conqueror of the Forest of the Dead would be Ellis Highton.
And all the money that he’d bet on Kim Woo-jin would fly away just like that.
“Right, so who cleared it?”
Oh Se-chan, who had come to accept his situation, calmly asked his subordinate this question with the expression of a sage, detached from worldly desires.
“Kim Woo-…no, Isaac Ivanov will be the one to deliver the dungeon report.”
At that moment, Oh Se-chan looked incredibly surprised for a moment before he seemed to understand the situation and clenched his fists.
“As I expected, it was Kim Woo-jin! I told you, didn’t I? He would do it! After all, trust and faith are very important. The heavens have finally rewarded my faith! Ahahaha!”
Oh Se-chan shouted out these words happily.
“Bring my phone.”
“Oh and bring the instant rice that we didn’t tell Kim Woo-jin about.”
“Yes? Why instant rice…”
“What do you mean? I’m going to mix it with the rest of my jajangmyeon! Or do you expect me to throw it away? Huh?”
It seemed that Oh Se-chan had returned to his normal form.
“Now, let’s talk to the new hero.”
And it was at this moment that history was made.
San Francisco, the historic location where the pride of the Great America was severely wounded.
And now, another historic event had taken place there. The clearance of the Forest of the Dead Dungeon.
“I’d like to express my gratitude to this great country for giving me this chance.”
Such an event came to an end following the words of Isaac Ivanov, the conqueror of the Forest of the Dead dungeon.
A new historical record had been written.
And now the aftermath of that historical moment had begun to devour the world.
[Isaac Ivanov conquers the Forest of the Dead!]
[Isaac Ivanov creates a new legend!]
Everyone was shocked by the unexpected performance given by Isaac Ivanov.
-So they made another bet? With Merlin’s Staff?
-Give the items to the one who has the qualifications…kuh, I think I need to go change my underwear.
-Isaac Ivanov is the only successor to Lee Se-jun. You can’t compare him to ordinary players!
And the world was even more shocked after learning of what happened in the dungeon.
At the same time, people applauded.
-Oh my God, he managed to step over Ellis Highton and beat the Dullahan?
-Hunting the Dullahan alone? How the hell is that possible? (TL: they always forget Jin-ah)
-You can’t say he hunted it on his own. If it wasn’t for Ellis Highton’s big choice at the end, the result might have been different.
It was applause of Ellis Highton’s decision.
This was understandable.
-It was all because Ellis Highton decided to hand over Merlin’s Staff and King Arthur’s Ring.
-Even if Isaac Ivanov had an advantage over the Dullahan, making such a decision must not have been easy.
Ellis Highton had made the decision to hand Merlin’s Staff and King Arthur’s Ring to Isaac Ivanov before he had finished hunting the Dullahan.
-The Great One Guild might have lost their legendary items, but they didn’t lose their pride and dignity.
-It may be a loss for the Great One Guild, but it is a gain for humanity…what a great saying.
This fact made the world consider Ellis Highton to be a great loser.
‘She made the most out of the loss.’
Kim Woo-jin thought the same.
‘I didn’t expect her to give me the items in advance.’
Right after he had attacked the Dullahan and taken its head, Ellis Highton had appeared and given the two items to him.
‘It wasn’t without a cost.’
Moreover, in the process, she did not state any conditions.
She simply accepted her defeat and handed those items over to Kim Woo-jin.
That was the part that Kim Woo-jin appreciated the most.
‘It left room…’
If Ellis Highton had tried to give Kim Woo-jin the items while stating conditions then Kim Woo-jin would not have even glanced in her direction.
Even if they were to make a deal, if the transaction was exposed to the public then everyone would know that they’d made a deal.
However, she had quickly handed over the items without stating any price.
For the players who were looking on from afar, it was as though the middle part of a movie had suddenly been removed and they no longer understood what was going on.
Of course, the other players would observe this with some suspicion and some would even feel that Ellis Highton and Isaac Ivanov had some kind of deal.
However, Ellis had been able to create a situation where there was still room to maneuver.
‘So they’ll try to use that room to do some trick.’
In other words, this meant that neither Ellis Highton nor the Great One Guild had any intentions of letting Isaac Ivanov off.
‘That’s to be expected.’
But Kim Woo-jin didn’t pay too much attention to that fact.
In the first place, he had never expected the road to be smooth after he successfully acquired the two items.
‘This has made Isaac Ivanov into a hero.’
Instead, the thing that was most important to Kim Woo-jin at that moment, was the fact that Isaac Ivanov had become a person whose results always exceeded expectations.
‘A hero who goes beyond imagination.’
It was different from just being a very good player.
The difference was the ability to give hope and create miracles.
‘I wonder what kind of expression Lee Se-jun is wearing right now.’
It was the same as the way Lee Se-jun was different from the average player.
In other words, at this moment, in the eyes of the public, Isaac Ivanvov had become a similar entity to Lee Se-jun.
The size of the flame was much smaller than that of the Savior, Lee Se-jun, but the light they were emitting was the same.
A person who could replace the Savior if they encountered any problems.
‘It shouldn’t be a pleasant expression.’
This was not a good thing for Lee Se-jun who always shined more because he was unique.
This was why Kim Woo-jin considered the increase in reputation to be his biggest gain from the Forest of the Dead dungeon.
‘It’s unfortunate that I can’t see his face.’
Thanks to Isaac Ivanov, the Messiah Guild would once again be forced to make major changes to its plans.
Of course, the gains he got from completing the dungeon were quite large.
‘Come to think of it, Park Shin-hye’s expression should be rather unpleasant as well. Merlin’s Staff has fallen into my hands.’
He had both Merlin’s Staff aad King Arthur’s Ring.
For Kim Woo-jin, the lack of magic power had always been a constraint so the value of these two items which could make his magic power almost unlimited didn’t need to be expressly stated.
‘I’m more curious about the Dullahan’s body.’
In addition, this time, Kim Woo-jin had managed to obtain the Dullahan’s body.
Following the Golden Lion and the Ogre, a new skeleton had taken a space in the Book of the Dead.
‘The Dullahan has the ability to use a mount so it should be similar to a Skeleton Knight.’
His increase in power was indescribable.
This was why he was confident.
‘There is no problem with joining the attack on the Hatchling Dungeon which will appear in January next year.’
He had the confidence to hunt the Hatchling which was the strongest monster that could appear in 3 Floor dungeons.
‘I have to reach level 80 by then.’
That’s why Kim Woo-jin began to prepare.
‘And I should thank my benefactor.’