Kill The Hero – Chapter 166 – Revenge (4)
The reasons players died in dungeons were one of two things.
Either a lack of ability, or a lack of luck.
This wasn’t a joke. In fact, there were more cases of talented players having accidents because of bad luck than one would imagine.
“It happened when Kim Woo-jin was using his vampire skills on a group of Orcs that he’d hunted.”
In particular, most cases were unfortunate accidents that occurred the moment they believed the hunt to be over.
“One of the Orcs was actually still alive.”
While approaching a living monster that they believed was dead.
“The Orc attacked Kim Woo-jin with a broken blade in its hand.”
Such a scenario was scarily common.
Of course, if it was at this stage, then such a death would more likely be considered a lack of skill rather than a lack of luck.
“The blade passed between the chest armor and helmet and struck his neck. It was such a small gap. Rather than good aim, it could only be called luck.”
The problem was when an accident managed to leave a fatal injury in the process.
“The bleeding was significant.”
It was an unlucky scenario no matter who saw it.
Of course, most of the accidents just ended there.
If they had the help of an item or a healer, then they would be able to recover from even a fatal injury.
“If he had gotten treatment, he would’ve been able to live.”
However, not everyone was lucky in that sense.
“The problem was Blood Poison.”
The problem was when bleeding occured, skills like Blood Poison would activate which made it difficult to handle the injury.
“It wasn’t a situation where they could properly control it. Because of that, Kim Woo-jin had to try to heal it on his own…but a group of Crocodile Bears were drawn by the scent of his blood.”
And without luck, there were cases where the situation de-escalated rapidly.
It was simply a bad situation becoming worse.
Of course, no matter how twisted a situation became, that didn’t mean that there were no ways to handle it.
“I didn’t see a reason to approach them.”
However, if the one suffering was the one you had to kill, was it necessary to help them reverse their situation?
That was the reason.
“So that’s how Kim Woo-jin died in the dungeon.”
Kim Woo-jin died in the dungeon.
“He had no luck.”
It was literally a death caused by bad luck.
An unlucky death that left everyone dumbfounded.
“What about the body?”
Only Ito Shunsuke was still vigilant with regards to Kim Woo-jin’s death.
“After he died, the poison corroded his skin and organs, leaving only his bones, but from the shape, it appeared to be a human. In any case, I secretly secured some of the bones for DNA testing.”
However, after hearing the rest of the explanation, Ito Shunsuke’s expression became the same as his subordinates.
Soon after, Shunsuke spoke the words that everyone was thinking at that moment.
Kim Woo-jin smiled as he watched Ito Shunsuke and his men discuss his death through the eyes of a small goblin skeleton, who was hiding not far from their location.
‘Because they never believed their prey would just die so easily.’
Of course, Kim Woo-jin’s death was all an act.
An act to shake off the people who were targeting him.
Moreover, this act had more than one objective.
‘Because I died due to my apparent lack of skill, the sense of dejection and frustration would be even stronger.’
Ito Shunsuke and his subordinates would have thoroughly studied Kim Woo-jin’s weaknesses in order to kill him. And in that process, they were bound to learn that perhaps the greatest weakness of Blood Poison was the fact that the user could not receive assistance from their peers if they began bleeding profusely, and they would have set up a plan in order to make use of that.
Therefore, Kim Woo-jin was willing to show them just that.
Their assumptions were right. The weakness of Blood Poison is heavy bleeding.
Kim showed them exactly what they wanted to see.
In other words, Kim Woo-jin’s death was the most ideal for them.
‘As the feelings of frustration get higher, the doubt will reduce.’
Since it was the most ideal, their suspicion would drop.
‘But they still have work to do.’
However, they still had a mission.
‘They have to deal with the remaining one as well.’
Lee Jin-ah was still there.
One of the principles of dungeon attacks was that if a player dies, the attack must still continue.
The same was true for the Black Lizard Dungeon.
Although Kim Woo-jin died, the attack would continue.
After Kim Woo-jin died and he buried him, Lee Jin-ah spoke to Arai Kazuhiko in Russian.
“I will complete the task on behalf of my colleague.”
After that, Lee Jin-ah began wiping out the monsters at a terrifying speed.
It was incredible.
Lee Jin-ah did not even care about injuries.
If there was a group of monsters, regardless of the number or type, he would throw himself into the group and destroy it at once.
Moreover, the sight of him bursting monsters heads with his bare fists was astonishing beyond surprise.
“Su-, sugoi!” (TL: This is Japanese for ‘amazing’ or other such exclamations)
It was amazing!
In this 3 Floor Dungeon, even the Japanese players who could be called talented could not help but admire Lee Jin-ah’s power.
“I’ll be honest. This is the first time I’ve seen a player fight like this.”
“He’s a monster.”
Even Ito Shunsuke’s subordinates couldn’t help but exclaim with heartfelt admiration after watching Lee Jin-ah’s battles.
On the other hand, they understood something after seeing his combat power.
“He’s Isaac Ivanov’s teammate after all.”
“Spasiba. He’s pretty amazing.”
He was none other than Isaac Ivanov’s teammate.
However, not everyone was admiring Lee Jin-ah’s combat ability.
Ito Shunsuke’s eyes when he looked at Lee Jin-ah were filled with much more determination than before.
In the end, he gave the order.
He intended to kill Lee Jin-ah.
His subordinates were surprised by the order.
‘He wants to kill him?’
They thought their target was Kim Woo-jin.
Of course, if Lee Jin-ah interfered while they were trying to get rid of Kim Woo-jin then they would kill him too, but their target had already died.
‘Haven’t we already completed our mission.”
There was no need to take such risks when they’d already completed their mission.
Ito Shunsuke also didn’t deny that it was a reasonable argument, however, he didn’t plan to be reasonable.”
“We came here to get rid of Kim Woo-jin and his teammate.”
It was okay if it was a bit irrational, he intended to perfectly complete their mission.
That was why they were there in the first place.
“So we need to get rid of his teammate too.”
When Ito Shunsuke said that, his men no longer questioned him.
Instead, with tense expressions, they recalled the battle they had just witnessed.
“Let’s finish this before we go to the second floor.”
Ito Shunsuke gave his orders firmly.
“The operation remains the same. Your job is to grab the target’s attention.”
Along with those words, Ito Shunsuke took a blade from his inventory.
Except for its gleaming blade, there was nothing special about the weapon. However, the moment he held it, Ito Shunsuke’s eyes became filled with confidence.
And with those confident eyes, he spoke.
“Then I’ll deal with him.”
(Slightly Important Message:
I know I’ve said similar things in the past, but maybe I just have to reiterate it every now and then for everyone.
I do not decide the length of the chapters. If any of you ever checked the Kill the Hero novel on kakaopage, the one that says ‘novel’ rather than the one broken into episodes, you’d see that each chapter is broken up into numbered sections. If I were to do full chapters for Kill the Hero without any breaks, they would be at least five thousand words each, therefore, it’s much more feasible to break it into parts.
I chose to do this by following the previous translator’s pattern, which was two or three sections per english chapter. I have even extended to four or five sections for the chapters with very short sections. This means that the length of the chapters are not uniform, but there is still an average, standard length. For example, believe it or not, this chapter is actually three sections.
I by no means cut the chapters short because I feel like it (though I would love to do that in all honesty), and if I did then it would be impossible for there to be chapters that are more than double the length of others.
I can also safely say that most of my chapters are well beyond the length of the previous groups, however, I do not mean this as a jab toward them in any way and I feel like they did an excellent job with their translations.
I’m sorry for the slight rant, but there have been many who seem to believe I’m skimping on the chapters when in fact I try to extend them as much as I feasibly and efficiently can.)
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