Kill The Hero – Chapter 169 – Awakening (3)
He was the strongest player in Japan.
But his influence in the country was incomparably greater than his actual power.
For one, he had the halo of the Guardian of the Holy Light, which was incredibly rare and glorious.
At the same time, while he was not the first player, he became one very early in January 2020.
“The Sword Saint is the only Japanese player who’s said to be on par with Lee Se-jun.”
For the Japanese people, the Sword Saint was the only player capable of confronting Korea’s Lee Se-jun, so the country of Japan gave him influence that far exceeded his actual ability.
He was like the Messiah of Japan.
So during the war with the Messiah Guild, which started after Japan’s desire for the Korean Peninsula was revealed and Park Yong-wan sold out the country to Japan because of his ambition, Japan of course believed in the Sword Saint.
They believed that he was the Messiah who would deliver them from the Messiah Guild and therefore gave him everything they could.
That was the reason.
The reason the world was shocked by the appearance of a hunting dog named Kim Woo-jin.
“The Sword Saint is dead? What the hell?”
“Kim Woo-jin? The Messiah Guild’s hunting dog killed the Sword Saint?”
It was the Messiah Guild’s hunting dog, Kim Woo-jin, who mauled the Savior of the Japanese to death.
From Kim Woo-jin’s perspective, even if he wanted to forget the Sword Saint’s face, it would be impossible.
-I humbly greet the Master.
Thanks to this, he was able to easily find Ito Shunsuke’s memories that were related to the Sword Saint.
Of course, Kim Woo-jin didn’t think too much about this information.
Kim Woo-jin knew that the most important thing when acquiring and analyzing information, the most important thing was to be as objective as possible without being disturbed or influenced by emotion.
Therefore, Kim Woo-jin mechanically collected the information.
What truly impressed Kim Woo-jin was the moment when the Sword Saint showed Ito Shunsuke the armory.
-This is the foundation for the revival of our Yamato Federation. It is a place where the effort of countless people including the Bow God and myself is stored.
Inside the Sword Saint’s armory which was filled with many rare and exquisite items, the Sword Saint spoke to Ito Shunsuke.
-There’s no need to restrain yourself. Be greedy.
-Our goal is for the Yamato Federation to rule the world. It is our ultimate desire to rule over Manchuria(1) and even beyond the Korean Peninsula.
-It should be the same for you, Ito. I don’t want a monk.
It was the moment when the Sword Saint implanted his ambition and that of the Yamato Federation, deep into Ito Shunsuke’s heart.
That moment marked a turning point in Ito’s life.
However, Kim Woo-jin didn’t pay any attention to their conversation.
Instead, there were three things that caught his eyes.
‘Nemean Lion Leather(2), Aegis Shield(3), Solomon’s Ring(4).’
Three items that were displayed prominently in the armory.
‘These are all items that the Messiah Guild searched long and hard for but could not find the slightest clue.’
A smile stretched across Kim Woo-jin’s face when he saw this.
‘At this point, the fact that there were no clues even when these items were right here…means that there were many things the Bow God hid from the Messiah Guild.’
It was the smile of a hunting dog who had discovered a weakness in the prey they were hunting.
Anything can happen in a dungeon.
But regardless of what happened, there was one thing that remained unchanged.
The dungeon attack could not be stopped no matter what.
The same was true for Lee Jin-ah and Kim Woo-jin.
After defeating the group of assassins that had been targeting them, they truly started their dungeon attack.
And the attack was even fiercer than the fight that they had just had with Ito Shunsuke and his men.
Lee Jin-ah, who had been fairly relaxed against Ito Shunsuke’s subordinates, was swearing constantly.
“I can’t do it! I can’t!”
On the third day after they entered the dungeon, on the third floor, Lee Jin-ah finally exploded.
“I demand a break!”
He declared a strike.
Of course, Kim Woo-jin wouldn’t simply accept his strike.
“If you give me a compelling reason, I’ll let you take a break.”
As if he had been waiting for this, Lee Jin-ah shouted out the reason the moment he was asked.
“I’ve already gained three levels in this dungeon!”
Before they entered the dungeon, Lee Jin-ah was level 88, to increase his level by three in such a short time, could no longer be called a miracle, it was insane.
“You only went up three levels.”
However, for Kim Woo-jin, it was something he should reflect on rather than be satisfied with.
“There are still many monsters left.”
There were still many monsters on the third floor. He’d be able to level up even more.
“…It’s too hard, I don’t have any more strength to fight.”
When Lee Jin-ah changed his argument, Kim Woo-jin called over two Skeleton Knights that were waiting at the side.
“If you fight these two Skeleton Knights and lose a limb, I’ll admit that you don’t have the strength to fight.”
The Skeleton Knights looked at Lee Jin-ah with eyes filled with battlelust.
In the end, Lee Jin-ah spoke as though he was giving up.
“I can’t fight anymore because I feel sorry for the monsters.”
However, Kim Woo-jin, who had been rebutting all of Lee Jin-ah’s excuses, became silent for a moment when he heard that bullshit.
Was this a chance?
Lee Jin-ah’s eyes lit up when he saw this.
“You want to kill as many monsters as we can, right? And what will you do after you kill them? After they die, their blood is sucked out, their flesh is made into poison, and their bones are used to make skeletons…if the UN Human Rights Ambassador saw that, you’d be arrested in an instant!”
It was utter bullshit, but Kim Woo-jin was still able to see some truth in his words.
“You’re not wrong.”
Eventually, Kim Woo-jin took a small step back.
Lee Jin-ah became excited when he saw that.
“You see? So let’s give the monsters a break. I’m definitely not saying this because I’m the one who wants to take a break…”
It was then.
All three Skeleton Knights began approaching Lee Jin-ah, which caused him to cry out in surprise.
“Wh-, what are you doing?”
Kim Woo-jin looked at Lee Jin-ah who had an expression of fear on his face.
“You know too much. So I’ll need to get rid of you. Thank you for all of your hard work until now.”
It was a scene similar to when a crime boss deals with the main character in a noir movie.
“Y-, you’re joking.”
Kim Woo-jin smiled and said to the scared Lee Jin-ah.
“Of course it’s a joke.”
The Skeleton Knights stopped approaching him and Lee Jin-ah laughed awkwardly when he saw that.
“Haha, you’re funnier than I thought.”
However, Kim Woo-jin’s next words made Lee Jin-ah’s expression stiffen.
“But if you tell me bullshit like that again, it won’t be a joke.”
“For your mental state, I think it would be better for you to take an hour break.”
In any case, Lee Jin-ah had succeeded in getting the rest that he wanted so much.
During the break, Kim Woo-jin began speaking to Lee Jin-ah while he was eating.
“There’s something I need to tell you about the situation right after we leave the dungeon.”
“Ah, that? I heard about it from brother Se-chan already. Isaac Ivanov will be waiting for us outside right?”
Lee Jin-ah also knew what would happen after they cleared the dungeon.
It was to use Isaac Ivanov to prevent whatever hidden cards Japan had left.
“How did Se-chan even come up with a plan like that?”
As he recalled the plan, Lee Jin-ah couldn’t help but exclaim in admiration.
It was a great plan. Isaac Ivanov would come to see his teammates and the SDF would be unable to kill Kim Woo-jin and Lee Jin-ah with him there.
“Anyway, it’s really amazing. You and brother Se-chan don’t have to worry about going to hell when you guys die. Even hell would refuse to accept demonic guys like you.”
Like Lee Jin-ah said, it was a truly wicked plan that left their opponents unable to act.
“Before we entered the dungeon, I made some changes to the plan.”
However, Kim Woo-jin had revised the plan a bit.
Lee Jin-ah tilted his head when he heard that.
The answer Kim Woo-jin gave should’ve been expected.
“To rip off the Japanese government a bit more.”
1. Manchuria is an exonym for several large overlapping historical and geographic regions in Northeast Asia.
2, The Nemean Lion was a legendary creature in Greek mythology that ravaged the area of Nemea. Its fur was impenetrable by mortal weapons and hence, was unstoppable. It was considered to be the child of Typhon and Echidna, father and mother of all monsters. It was eventually killed by Heracles.
3. The aegis is a shield carried primarily by Zeus in Greek mythology, which he sometimes lent to Athena. According to other sources, it was not a shield but rather an animal skin worn over the garments of the gods as extra protection. It bore the head of a Gorgon and made a terrible roaring sound during the battle.
4. Solomon, also called Jedidiah, was, according to the Hebrew Bible, Old Testament, Quran, and Hadiths, a fabulously wealthy and wise king of the United Kingdom of Israel who succeeded his father, King David.
The Seal of Solomon is the signet ring attributed to King Solomon in medieval Jewish tradition and in Islamic and Western occultism.)
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