Kill The Hero – Chapter 167 – Awakening (1)
What was the worst case scenario when hunting a very powerful game?
The answer was simple.
A situation where your prey managed to flee was the same as if a domino house that you were building collapsed.
In other words, when dealing with powerful game, it was extremely important to ensure all paths of retreat were blocked.
So Ito Shunsuke put everything into it.
All the players moved to prevent Lee Jin-ah’s escape, and ensure that their plan was successful.
“All paths of retreat have been blocked.”
And immediately they began to see clear evidence of their plan’s success.
“Begin the battle.”
They started their battle with a trapped prey.
The battle that began in such a way, was incredibly fierce.
Lee Jin-ah, who was trying to grasp the situation and escape, Ito Shunsuke, who did his best to block his every move, and his subordinates were locked in a bloody, chaotic fight.
The most important point was that Lee Jin-ah’s power was overwhelming.
Even though the difference in their levels was not big, Lee Jin-ah’s power far exceeded that of his peers.
This was clearly felt by the person who was forced to meet his fist.
“Dammit. This doesn’t make sense!”
“How can he be so powerful when he hasn’t even reached level 100 yet?”
It was also evidenced by the fact that the tanks, who had to defend against Lee Jin-ah’s attacks with their bodies, were clearly getting pushed around.
This caused a chill to go down everyone’s spine.
The fact that if they did not kill him now, they would then be hunted by this monster, increased the strength of that chill.
Moreover, it did not seem like Lee Jin-ah intended to escape.
‘Retreat. We have to stop this.’
‘We can’t forget to push and pull.’
At that moment, the tanks deliberately retreated to catch their breath and rally their strength for a prolonged battle.
Seeing this, Lee Jin-ah shouted at Ito Shunsuke’s men who were blocking him.
Instead of retreating, after the cry, he grabbed a tank and rushed forward.
He was risking his life!
He wasn’t fighting to escape, instead, it seemed that he only had it in his mind to kill his enemies.
His opponents’ spines could not get colder.
They realised now that Lee Jin-ah was more than just a simple beast.
Unlike a beast, who could only rely on its instincts, Lee Jin-ah knew exactly when to attack and retreat.
‘It’s not just his destructive power.’
‘He’s smarter than we expected.’
He made incredibly strategic moves that caused the mouths of Ito Shunsuke’s men to dry up.
Despite the fierce battle situation, gulps could still be clearly heard.
And everytime Lee Jin-ah let out that shout, everyone’s hearts shook.
‘Isaac’s legend is definitely because of Spashiba.’ (TL: Lee Jin-ah finally getting recognition)
It was the moment they had truly come to understand the monster that Isaac Ivanov had hidden from the world, and they couldn’t help but be afraid.
However, Ito Shunsuke was still able to maintain the calm tranquility that he had from before.
This was something he’d learned from the Sword Saint.
Not losing your composure regardless of the circumstance. By doing this, you could achieve whatever it is you wanted.
‘One is enough.’
Killing this monster would only require one sword slash.
This was why he sharpened his focus even more.
He concentrated his mind on the one sword stroke that he would unleash.
It was then.
His senses, which had been honed continuously, let him know that something was approaching him.
Ito Shunsuke turned his attention to whatever was approaching.
Then he saw who it was.
The one who appeared this time was Arai Kazuhiko, who played the most important role in getting Kim Woo-jin into the dungeon.
He was also the one who reported Kim Woo-jin’s movements to them.
Then he saw him look around. It seemed that he was looking for him.
Ito Shunsuke wondered why he was there. As had been mentioned before, Arai Kazuhiko was an integral part in this mission to kill Kim Woo-jin.
He was also a powerful man in his own right.
If he was trying to find him so urgently without warning, then there must be a reason.
And it was likely to be important.
After thinking this, Ito Shunsuke slowly revealed himself, and only then did Arai Kazuhiko notice him and begin to approach.
“What is it?”
Ito Shunsuke asked as Arai Kazuhiko got closer.
It was at that moment.
The moment he asked the question, Ito Shunsuke realised that the person in front of him was not Arai Kazuhiko, but was instead someone who was using his face.
The moment he realised that, Ito Shunsuke’s body was already moving.
He swiftly closed the distance between them and swung the Makya in his hand diagonally at his opponent.
All of this happened in an instant.
In fact, the time it took was so short, that the opponent would not be able to defend themselves at all.
The Makya made a gruesome sound as it cut through the person’s armor. He cut the body in two with one slash.
Naturally, as he was the one who made the slash, Ito Shunsuke was able to see the damage that he’d done.
However, inside the armor, there was no flesh, only bones.
Ito Shunsuke’s thoughts ended there.
He couldn’t continue to think anymore as a spear entered his head from behind.
It was the moment that Kim Woo-jin succeeded in hunting the prey he was after.
Of course, Kim Woo-jin immediately took the loot he earned from his kill. He approached Ito Shunsuke who died from the large hole in his head, and picked up the Makya.
– Rating: Legendary
– Physical Attack: 444
– Required Level: Level 10 or higher
– Description: A sword containing the soul of a great craftsman. When combined with Ganjang, the sword’s partner, a hidden power will be revealed.
– Attack power increased in proportion to user’s level
– All stats +25%
– Increased cutting power when attacking
– When used together with Gangjang, hidden abilities will be unlocked. (TL: nothing better than reading ‘ganjang as soy sauce)
It was the moment when a weapon that he intended to search for had arrived in Kim Woo-jin’s hands.
However, Kim Woo-jin didn’t seem too pleased by this fact.
Instead, a question resounded in his head.
‘The Bow God had the weapon that Lee Se-jun went to such lengths to find…’
Why had the Makya appeared here?
To sate his curiosity, Kim Woo-jin wanted to immediately dive into Ito Shunsuke’s memories, but he was patient.
‘I need to clean up first.’
Because the hunt had not yet ended.
In a group battle, the most important thing to get rid of were the tanks.
In most hunts, without the tanks, then the hunt would be impossible.
The reason why tanks were so important was of course, their role.
To attract the attention of the prey and to maintain it while creating opportunities for their teammates to attack.
Without such a tank, the damage dealers would be unable to do their jobs properly.
Therefore, tanks used every means and method to fulfill their roles.
The tanks who were facing off against Lee Jin-ah knew this well. They did everything they could against Lee Jin-ah.
“Block him first!”
The tank’s basic role was to use every means necessary to basically perform the tasks of a wall.
At the same time, they did not forget to provoke Lee Jin-ah to want to kill them.
“Соси мой Хуй!” (TL: This is a swear that I decided not to translate for you, you can if you’d like. Took me by surprise)
They swore at him in Russian.
Even when Lee Jin-ah shouted angrily at them, the tanks did not relent.
Instead, they kept shouting to catch Lee Jin-ah’s attention.
All means and methods were used to hunt their prey.
Ishio Masato, who was commanding the battlefield on behalf of Ito Shunsuke, who was waiting in hiding for the best moment to strike, could not help but admire their effort even though the situation was urgent.
‘Our training was not in vain.’
Furthermore, he felt proud even when they faced off against a monster like Lee Jin-ah.
He was proud of the fact that they were able to deal with such a monster after training in the shadows for such a long time for the revival of Japan rather than fighting for fame and fortune in the open.
‘We can kill him.’
Following that pride was conviction.
‘Whenever the tanks are successful, the hunt never fails.’
Because it was common sense for the players that if the tank did their jobs well, then the hunt was already 99% complete.
That was the reason.
“What is it?”
“I’ve lost contact with some of the teammates around us.”
It wasn’t until they had already lost more than half of their number that Ishio realised they were being hunted.
“Sk-, it’s a Skeleton Soldier!”
“Skeleton Soldiers have appeared!”
It was only then that they noticed the Skeleton Soldiers that surrounded them.
And it was the moment that they realised that Lee Jin-ah had played the role of tank perfectly.
(TL:…and this one was only two sections…)
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