Kill The Hero – Chapter 152 – Qualification Test (3)
There are two reasons why players enter dungeons.
One is to clear it.
The other is for training.
It wasn’t unusual to use a dungeon for training.
They were the perfect places to train as there were many targets and the security was high.
Kim Woo-jin also trained in dungeons.
And of course, the mindset when clearing a dungeon and training was very different.
When clearing a dungeon, Kim Woo-jin did his best to not feel a sense of achievement, but to instead feel a sense of dejection.
However, it was different when training.
In the case of training, Kim Woo-jin’s goal when training was simply to survive, even if it might be easy to die.
‘This is the worst.’
That was why Kim Woo-jin looked at the staff in his hand with a frown.
– Rating: Legendary
– Required Level: Level 1 or higher
– Description: The staff used by the Great Wizard Merlin. It contains a large amount of magic power.
– Attack Power +20% when equipped
– Magic Power +20% when equipped
– Magic Power Recovery Speed +30% when equipped
– Magic Power increases in proportion to the user’s level.
He was looking at Merlin’s Staff.
[King Arthur’s Ring]
– Rating: Legendary
– Required Level: Level 1 or higher
– Description: A token that represents the Great King of the Round Table. It contains the King’s qualifications.
– All stats +15%
– Attack Power +15%
– Increases the effects of other items related to the Round Table by 100%
– Excalibur can be used.
Then he looked at King Arthur’s Ring which was on one of the fingers of the hand holding the staff.
Then Kim Woo-jin turned his eyes to the scene that had been created by the combination of these two items.
It was a scene of a group of 80 skeletons completely destroying a group of thirty Kobolds.
Naturally, there was no struggle for survival or feeling of training with the presence of 80 skeletons.
To put it simply, this scene was similar to that of a child playfully squashing ants between their fingers.
This was the reason for Kim Woo-jin’s frown.
‘I didn’t think that it would be this bad.’
In all honesty, Kim Woo-jin hadn’t expected such a scene.
While he was hunting the Dullahan, he had received the Merlin’s Staff and King Arthur’s Ring because of Ellis’ careful calculations, but he had not used them properly at that time.
After all, since the hunt of the Dullahan was progressing as planned, there was no reason for him to modify it.
And there was no reason for him to show off even more strength to his competitors.
In other words, this was the first time that he truly made use of the Merlin’s Staff and King Arthur’s Ring.
Of course, the training wasn’t done properly.
Instead, he only had one thought.
‘There is still magic power left over.’
At this point, Kim Woo-jin had enough magic power to summon anything that he wanted to summon.
‘There’s still Van Gogh’s Bracelet.’
What was more surprising, was the fact that Kim Woo-jin had still not exerted his full strength.
At that moment, Kim Woo-jin was wearing two rings, the Plus Ring and King Arthur’s Ring.
If he wore Hercules’ Ring after equipping Van Gogh’s Bracelet then his power would increase by another 20%.
And he still had space for three more rings after that.
It was a great deal and Kim Woo-jin had no intentions of belittling this tremendous amount of power
‘I can’t train.’
On the contrary, Kim Woo-jin didn’t forget that one of the reasons he came to this dungeon, was to measure his strength.
‘I need to figure out what my limits are.’
Above all, the limit of strength that Kim Woo-jin knew now, was only his speculation.
He knew he had become stronger, but he did not know how much stronger.
‘The most dangerous thing would be to overestimate or underestimate myself.’
That was the worst thing that Kim Woo-jin could think of.
[Your level has increased.]
[The Emissary of the Underworld smiles at your overwhelming dignity.]
[The Emissary of the underworld has bestowed some power to you.]
[The rank of the Ruler of the Battlefield skill has increased by one.]
Of course, his halo, who didn’t know the thoughts that were running through Kim Woo-jin’s head at that moment, was quite impressed with the sight he witnessed.
“Wow, thanks to the skeletons, my level just keeps going up. Just breathe and level up. Kuk!”
And Lee Jin-ah, who was munching on a chocolate bar that he got from his inventory, was also enjoying the results of the Skeleton Soldiers.
“I still haven’t finished digesting the beef that I ate before we entered the dungeon.”
And it seemed that the beef that he’d eaten before they entered the dungeon was indigestible.
Kim Woo-jin shot a cold glance at Lee Jin-ah.
When he saw the glance, Lee Jin-ah hurriedly continued.
“What can I do anyway? Wouldn’t it be strange for me to go forward when the Skeleton Soldiers are already handling everything? If there was something to fight, I’d fight it. But I can’t fight the skeletons can I?”
The moment he said those words, Lee Jin-ah’s expression became crumpled.
“Fuck my stupid mouth. I should cut out my tongue or something.”
This showed that he’d realized exactly what he’d just done.
Of course, Kim Woo-jin also knew what Lee Jin-ah was so mad about.
So the skeletons began turning to look at their new target and there was only one thing that Lee Jin-ah could say at the sight.
With an annoyed shout, Oh Se-chan stopped eating his bowl of ramen and wiped the sweat from his scalp.
“I’m still pissed off.”
His anger was clearly visible as he continued.
In fact, his anger caused the atmosphere around him to become tense.
However this time, Oh Se-chan’s subordinates didn’t pay much attention to his actions.
‘It’s starting again.’
This was because they knew the target of Oh Se-chan’s rage.
In addition, they knew how petty his anger was.
“Lee Jin-ah you little pig. Wasn’t he supposed to send things for us to eat? How could we wrap anything when he ate all the meat in the restaurant? Hey, really.”
The reason for his anger was none other than the fact that he couldn’t have a free meal because Lee Jin-ah had eaten all the meat in the restaurant.
“This is why you don’t raise a black haired beast. Sooner or later I’m gonna shave off that black hair. I’m gonna shave it all off.”
This was the fourth time that Oh Se-chan had vented his anger because he didn’t get the chance to eat beef.
Then the feature phone(1) in his pocket vibrated.
Oh Se-chan’s expression immediately changed after he took out the feature phone and read the text that he had received.
After he read the text, he crushed the phone in his fist.
It was an order.
It was also an order to destroy an information network that had cost an enormous amount to create.
It could only be one of two reasons why such orders would be given.
“What’s going on?”
It was either to cut off a finger with tears in your eyes because something bad happened, or to pleasantly give it up after achieving your goal.
“The Messiah Guild has postponed their attack on the 7 Floor dungeon.”
This time, it was the latter.
“Looks like their project is finally starting to crack.”
1. A feature phone is a mobile phone that retains the form factor of earlier-generation phones, with button-based input and a small display.
I’d previously called this a flip phone because I wasn’t exactly sure what it was, when I suddenly remembered that Google existed…)