Kill The Hero – Chapter 160 – Dragon Slayer (2)
In legends and mythical tales, Dragon’s had always been the most valuable and most difficult prey to hunt.
It was the same after the world transformed into a game.
Among all the monsters that could be found in dungeons, Dragons were considered the most valuable.
However, it was just as hard to hunt as it was valuable.
No, for the players, Dragons could be considered a type of disaster.
There were very few players who deliberately attacked dungeons that had Dragons in them and even fewer who succeeded.
This was why the Dragon Slayer was a legend.
“What’s the probability that Isaac Ivanov will successfully clear the Hatchling Dungeon?”
And it was also the reason that the world turned to him to ask about Isaac Ivanov’s fate.
“Before I tell you the odds, I will tell you the three main reasons why Dragons are so difficult to hunt.”
The Dragon Slayer kindly answered their questions.
“One is the existence of the Guardian. These Guardians, which dragons create from monsters to protect their lairs, are much stronger than normal monsters. They’re also much better equipped. Some of them even have unique grade items.
Of course, the most troublesome thing about the Guardians is the fact that they are willing to die for their masters. The Hatchling could have as many as two hundred such Guardians.”
First, he told them about the disaster one needed to overcome before they could even face the Dragon.
“The second is the Dragon itself. It should be noted that most spells will not have an effect, and physical attacks would do almost no damage unless it’s with a legendary item. On the other hand, the destructive power that a Dragon can unleash far exceeds your imagination. Just tapping the ground with its tail would be enough to cause a small earthquake. And when it flies, it is enough to drive you crazy.”
He then told them about the fact that the Dragon itself was enough to be called a walking disaster.
“But the biggest reason why it’s extremely difficult to hunt Dragons is the third reason.”
And he also told them something much more terrifying than both of those things.
“Although I am explaining all of this, you will still be unable to understand just how horrifying a Dragon really is. Even if you know all of this information, when you actually come face to face with a Dragon, your mind will go blank. Above all, these explanations of mine are just that, explanations. It’s just like me telling you that a person has two hands and feet.”
After his explanation, he gave everyone the answer they were waiting for.
“To deal with a Dragon, you need to preserve your troops as much as you’re able. In other words, you need to deal with the Guardians without losing too many people. However, in my opinion, no matter how amazing Isaac Ivanov’s skeletons are, if he were to face a group of Guardians, he would lose at least half of them. And the odds of him defeating the Hatchling in that state…is less than 10 percent.”
He told them Isaac Ivanov’s odds of success in hunting the Hatchling.
The world was frightened by these words which were basically a death sentence for Isaac Ivanov.
Naturally, after learning that, most of them did not pay much attention to the Dragon Slayer’s next words.
“Of course, if he is able to maintain his numbers after defeating the Guardians, his odds would increase greatly.”
The Dragon Slayer had also stated the possibility in which he would be able to successfully hunt the Dragon.
In a forest being burned by a large fire, two groups faced off against each other.
One was a monster army.
It consisted of a wide variety of monsters, but they all had one thing in common.
They were all well armed.
And they all exuded a fearsome aura as they stood in front of a large cave entrance.
The situation of the skeleton army, which faced off against the monster army, was quite similar.
There were many different types of skeletons, they were all well equipped, and they all seemed to be burning with the lust for battle.
There was only one difference between the two groups.
A player stood in front of the army of skeletons.
Kim Woo-jin took a deep breath as he stood before his army.
He was holding Percival’s spear in his hands.
He was prepared to fight more fiercely and brilliantly than he had since his return.
This was Kim Woo-jin’s method to reduce the number of skeletons he lost before fighting the Hatchling.
‘It’s been a while since I was on the front line.’
There was nothing strange about it.
Kim Woo-jin had taken many risks and worked hard to improve his abilities especially for a time like this.
‘Well, I’m kinda tired of killing Guardians.’
Above all, he had more experience hunting Dragons than anyone else.
Before returning to the past, there was only one person in the world who had hunted Dragons more than Kim Woo-jin, the Dragon Slayer.
In other words, that meant that at this point, the person who had the most experience hunting Dragon’s in this world was no longer the Dragon Slayer, but Kim Woo-jin.
Therefore it was natural for him to have a lot of experience dealing with Guardians.
Naturally, Kim Woo-jin showed no hesitation.
Kim Woo-jin immediately began running toward the Guardian army at full speed.
The Guardians also began running at Kim Woo-jin.
The first enemies that Kim Woo-jin encountered were three giant Orcs wearing iron armor.
Not only were they large, but the three Orcs in armor also approached him in a formation.
This sight was enough that even a battle hardened veteran might not be able to stop their hearts from quivering.
However, Kim Woo-jin didn’t even pause for a second at the sight of the three.
Without any hesitation, he thrust the spear in his hand three times.
And just like that, the spear burst the heads of the three Orcs like watermelons.
However, instead of pausing to admire his handiwork, Kim Woo-jin immediately approached a nearby Ogre Guardian.
The Ogre Guardian which had a giant presence and aura that the Orcs could never compare to, approached Kim Woo-jin without hesitation.
Instead, it quickly swung the giant axe in its hand toward the quickly approaching Kim Woo-jin.
The axe hit the ground like an explosive, causing ashes, dirt and rocks to fly up into the air like an avalanche.
Among the items in the air was one Kim Woo-jin.
With one leap, Kim Woo-jin landed on the Ogre’s shoulders and thrust Percival’s spear at its helmet covered head.
The spear broke through its helmet, pierced its eyebrows and came out the back of its head.
And in that state, the Ogre fell to the ground, causing a cloud of ashes to rise up like a fog.
However, the cloud that was created did not settle.
Instead, it slowly began changing color.
The grey cloud had become a bloody red.
[Goblin Guardian has been afflicted with Blood Poison.]
[Troll Guardian has been afflicted with Blood Poison.]
It started flowing out from Kim Woo-jin’s body.
The real battle began.
Within the huge cave.
The Hatchling, who was laying in the cave, began to stir because of the noise coming from outside.
Of course, although it opened its eyes, it did not pay much attention to the commotion.
Although in Human terms, the Hatchling could only be considered a teenager, its 60 meters long, scale covered body contained power that surpassed common sense.
An apex predator only moved when it was upset or hungry.
The Hatchling closed its eyes again.
It simply waited for its guardians to deal with whatever was happening outside its cave as soon as possible.
However, the commotion did not stop even after a dozen minutes passed.
Eventually, the Hatchling opened its eyes again.
However, the light in its eyes was completely different from before.
The slightly narrower pupils showed that the Hatchling was more annoyed than it had been before.
And since it was upset, it did not hesitate any longer.
After getting up, it began to head outside of the cave.
The ground shook after every one of the Hatchling’s furious footsteps.
And when the heavy footsteps came to an end, it meant that the Hatchling had finally exited its cave.
This meant that it could now see its army of Guardians which was close to annihilation, and the group that was slaughtering them.
A weak looking figure could be seen leading the other group.
And at that moment, the Hatchling’s gaze met that figure’s eyes.
They only made eye contact for a short time, but that brief contact was already enough for the Hatchling to know.
This little guy with the needle in his hand was also an apex predator.
And it was in a very dangerous situation right now.
Chak (TL:…sfx…the bane of my existence…)
As soon as it realised that, it spread its wings and prepared to fly.
Without any hesitation, it prepared to use the safest method with which to kill this new enemy.
The Hatchling’s actions were very swift.
Kim Woo-jin, who was far away would also not have a chance to do anything before it got into the air.
Moreover, the Hatchling’s flight speed was astonishingly fast.
The Hatchling began flapping its wings a few times.
At the same time, huge gusts of wind blew everything around it away.
Even if the distance between Kim Woo-jin and the Hatchling was shorter, Kim Woo-jin would not have been able to do anything to stop it from flying.
And of course, Kim Woo-jin knew that.
So he prepared.
A card named Lee Jin-ah.