Kill The Hero – Chapter 154 – Qualification Test (5)
The top floor of the Phoenix Guild headquarters was originally an ordinary office, but it had been decorated so much that it now looked more like a penthouse.
It was so enchanting, that fantasizing that it could be their home was one of the guilty pleasures of all those who managed to enter it.
However, the expression on the face of the owner of said penthouse was anything but happy.
“So you failed?”
As he said this, Park Yong-wan stared at Kim Woo-jin who was standing in front of him.
His eyes, colder than ever.
Any ordinary person would be terrified by the sight.
This player, Park Yong-wan, was already a monster that could not be dealt with using modern weapons.
“Didn’t I order you to pass somehow?”
So it was only natural for Kim Woo-jin to bow his head to him.
However, Park Yong-wan frowned when he saw this.
“If it weren’t for the fact that you were the one who advised me to invest in Isaac Ivanov, I would not have even bothered to see your face.”
“I don’t want your apologies, let me hear your excuses. You didn’t even prepare an excuse, did you?”
Only then did Kim Woo-jin lift his head and start speaking.
“He recognized the power of my poison. But he criticized my lack of versatility.”
“Is that your only excuse?”
“I was asked if I could help when I was needed.”
When he heard those words, Park Yong-wan relaxed a little.
“So that means he’s keeping you as an option?”
Park Yong-wan’s expression also softened a bit.
‘So it’s not that he’s not interested.’
To be honest, when Park Yong-wan first heard that Kim Woo-jin had failed to join Isaac Ivanov’s party, he’d wondered what to do with him.
Whether to throw him away, give him to someone else, or sell his services.
However, now that he’d heard the whole situation, it seemed that Isaac Ivanov did not completely give up on Kim Woo-jin.
As he’d said before, Isaac Ivanov was willing to take Kim Woo-jin if it was necessary.
This meant that although he wasn’t in the first group, he was still treated as though he was in the second group.
In other words, this meant that if he could show something more, it was possible for him to join the first group.
‘What should I do?’
Of course, Park Yong-wan did not intend to start investing more in Kim Woo-jin for just that reason.
Park Yong-wan was the type of person who would not hesitate to get rid of something or someone after they had become useless.
At least, that was what the type of person that the Park Yong-wan, that Kim Woo-jin knew, was.
A human being who made decisions based only on his own interests without hesitation.
It was for this very same reason that he had been able to sell his country without hesitation.
“It seems that Isaac Ivanov is likely to…”
So Kim Woo-jin pulled out another card that he’d prepared.
“…leave his current guild.”
And Park Yong-wan’s expression changed completely due to how shocking this card was.
“What are you talking about?”
“I heard him mention the addition of tanks and wizards during conversations he had with his teammate in Russian. Their conversation was about needing a new tank and about needing more firepower.”
“They want to recruit more party members?”
“As far as I can tell, they don’t intend to get any support from the Mokosh Guild that they’re a part of. That’s no different from leaving the guild isn’t it?”
At that moment, Park Yong-wan began doing calculations in his head.
Isaac Ivanov’s value had grown beyond description, so many guilds were coveting him at this point.
No, it was more than simply coveting, they were willing to pay a tremendous price just to get the name Isaac Ivanov associated with their guilds.
How much would it be worth if they got a chance to recruit Isaac Ivanov?
But Park Yong-wan soon shook his head.
‘No, Isaac Ivanov is unlikely to move to another guild. Otherwise, he would have done so by now.’
When you look at his past actions and the progress that he’d made, the chances of Isaac Ivanov joining another guild were extremely low.
‘He won’t leave his guild. Instead, after forming his own party, it’s highly likely that he’ll keep acting the same way.’
It was highly likely that Isaac Ivanov would continue attacking dungeons as a party together with other guilds.
At least, that’s what Park Yong-wan thought.
‘That’s why he tested Kim Woo-jin.’
Furthermore, he could now understand why Isaac Ivanov was interested in Kim Woo-jin.
‘Right, he’s preparing to enter 4 Floor dungeons. In 4 Floor dungeons, there are a lot of monsters who can’t be handled with just physical force.’
When he reached this conclusion, Kim Woo-jin’s value in Park Yong-wan’s mind increased a little.
“If you have one more chance, are you confident that you can pass?”
Kim Woo-jin responded to his question without hesitation.
“It is absolutely impossible for me right now.”
“And when you level up?”
“It’s not something that kind of problem. Isaac Ivanov’s strength is on a different level compared to mine. It’s not something I can reach simply by leveling up.”
“What if you had better items?”
“If you have such items then it would be better to just give them to Isaac Ivanov.” (TL: hehe)
Park Yong-wan nodded at the cold yet rational answer.
‘He understands the situation well.’
If Kim Woo-jin had declared that he could do it with poor determination, then Park Yong-wan would have abandoned him immediately.
However, even at such a time, Kim Woo-jin was able to make a cool calculation.
He had tried to figure out just why he failed to pass the qualification test.
“Then what do you think?”
This meant that he must know how to pass.
“It’s true that my poison adds to Isaac Ivanov’s ability. But he wants more than that. He doesn’t want one plus one to equal two. He wants a synergy that makes it become three.”
Park Yong-wan smiled at his words.
‘It seems that I am quite lucky.’ (TL:…you forgot the ‘un’)
With that smile on his face, Park Yong-wan picked up an envelope from the desk in front of him.
“This was supposed to be your reward when you passed.”
From it, he pulled out a golden skill page.
– Condition: Emissary of the Underworld
– Required Level: Level 70 or above
– Effect: Quickly decompose a corpse to create poison. The higher the skill rank, the stronger the corpse poison, and the faster it’s created.
It was a unique skill, Corpse Poison.
“This is an advanced payment.”
Park Yong-wan handed the page to Kim Woo-jin as he said.
“You must pass. There is no other option.”
However, Kim Woo-jin did not take the skill page but instead asked a question.
“But how are you going to get a chance from Isaac Ivanov?”
“That’s what I need to worry about, you just focus on what you need to do.”
These words were basically the last notice.
Only then did Kim Woo-jin stop asking questions.
“I will change Isaac Ivanov’s mind somehow.”
He then accepted the skill page with overflowing determination.
(TL: This ends the ‘qualification test’ chapter ^-^)