Kill The Hero – Chapter 170 – Awakening (4)
It was not unusual for the army to be stationed outside a dungeon gate.
In addition, it wasn’t unusual for the quantity and quality of troops stationed to change as the number of floors increased.
For monsters that might come out of a 1 Floor dungeon, normal assault rifles were enough.
However, for monsters that might come out of a 3 Floor dungeon, sometimes a tank would be necessary.
So naturally, more powerful troops were stationed outside dungeons that had higher numbers of floors.
And naturally, it came with more regulations.
It would be strange if the control in a place where tanks and other powerful weapons could be fired was weak.
Kimura Yoshio’s role as the commanding officer of the military forces in this operation was to kill Kim Woo-jin and make it look like an accident no one in the world would suspect.
In fact, this wasn’t too difficult to do.
As had been explained earlier, the justification for such weapons was clear.
All that was left to do was ensure that the soldiers they had given the task to, did their jobs properly.
And in that regard, Kimura Yoshio’s confidence was overflowing.
The soldiers who had been chosen for this mission were not normal soldiers, instead, they were all people who would do crazy things like kamikaze attacks if it was for the sake of the glory of Japan.
However, all the confidence that Yoshio had, crumbled when he received a certain piece of information.
‘Why the hell did Isaac Ivanov wake up now!’
There was breaking news that the hero had finally awoken from his coma.
Of course, if that was it then Kimura Yoshio would have no reason to be so upset, but it wasn’t.
‘And why is he coming here?!’
The problem was that Isaac Ivanov was on his way to the dungeon controlled by Kimura Yoshio and his men.
In truth, there was nothing strange about his actions.
From Isaac Ivanov’s perspective, the two people in the dungeon right now are the two benefactors who helped save his life.
Why wouldn’t he go to the dungeon gate to meet them as soon as possible?
It was more touching than strange.
However, it was something that was hard for those who intended to kill Kim Woo-jin to accept.
‘It’s out of my control.’
First of all, it was impossible for him to stop Isaac Ivanov.
‘I can’t mobilize the troops in front of Isaac.’
Naturally, it was impossible for him to exercise military power in front of Isaac Ivanov.
‘The probability of Ito failing is almost zero.’
Of course, he would only have to mobilize his men if Ito Shunsuke failed to kill Kim Woo-jin in the dungeon, but he felt that the probability of that occurring was lower than getting hit by lightning inside a building.
‘Either way, it’ll be a headache.’
But it would be troublesome regardless of that fact.
What would happen if Isaac Ivanov came to congratulate his teammates and was instead met with their obituaries?
Regardless of what happened, there would be a fuss.
And that was what Kimura Yoshio was contemplating.
How to downplay the deaths of Isaac Ivanov’s two teammates.
It was then.
“Isaac Ivanov has arrived.”
Kimura Yoshio raised his head when the door to his temporary container office was opened and a subordinate stepped in to give him a report.
‘At least we should prevent Isaac Ivanov from learning of the deaths of his teammates right in front of the dungeon gate.’
He intended to make a more detailed plan after meeting Isaac Ivanov in person.
“Okay, tell them I will see them in a moment.”
After accepting his subordinate’s salute, Kimura Yoshio’s expression became sour.
‘This is the worst.’
His expression showed that he felt this could not get any worse.
At that time, another soldier rushed in to report to Yoshio.
“Th-, the dungeon has been attacked!”
“A-, and there was a B-, biochemical alarm!”
“P-, poison is spreading from within the dungeon gate!”
“Kim Woo-jin was injured. A biochemical alarm was sounded around the dungeon gate. It should be from the Blood Poison.”
It was an urgent report.
However, while listening to it, Oh Se-chan’s calm expression didn’t change.
“Ah, got it.”
He even spoke in a rather calm tone.
“Don’t worry, it’s a preplanned act.”
Oh Se-chan nodded when his subordinate showed their surprise.
“Right. An act.”
When given this simple response, Oh Se-chan’s subordinate couldn’t help but ask a question with an expression showing they didn’t understand.
“Why is he acting?”
“Wouldn’t the viewership rating go up if the hero, who woke up from his coma, went to the dungeon gate to wait for the teammates who saved his life, only to find that they had been attacked?”
Despite the explanation, the subordinate looked like they still hadn’t fully understood what he was saying.
Oh Se-chan didn’t bother to give any more explanations after seeing this.
“Now then, let’s call the Black Knight who will fight the Japanese government on Kim Woo-jin’s behalf.”
Instead, he gave another subordinate orders.
“Contact Park Yong-wan.”
[Isaac Ivanov wakes up!]
It didn’t take long for the news of the new hero, Isaac Ivanov’s awakening to spread to the rest of the world.
– Wow! Isaac’s back!
– Kuh! Isaac is alive!
– Heroes never die!
And it didn’t take long for people to become excited by the news.
[Isaac Ivanov’s teammate the victim of terrorism!]
[Isaac Ivanov’s teammate seriously injured!]
And it didn’t take long for cold water to get poured on the heated atmosphere.
– What are they talking about? Terrorism?
– Terrorism? Isaac Ivanov’s teammate was the victim of terrorism? In Japan of all places?
– Did Japanese players attack Isaac Ivanov’s teammate in the dungeon? Why would they do that?
The atmosphere after the splash of cold water was, of course, filled with confusion.
[Japan attacks Isaac Ivanov’s team!]
[Isaac Ivanov’s new teammate is Korean!]
[Are there tensions between Japan and Korea?]
[Japan reveals their ugly ambitions!]
The media constantly poured out unproven, yet extremely stimulating articles about the situation.
– Those Japanese sons of bitches! They dare to touch Isaac Ivanov’s teammate?!
– It’s always been like this. Those bastards will show a calm appearance on the surface then they will do things like this when no one expects it.
ㄴNevertheless, it’s practically a war crime.
And the public began venting their anger towards Japan.
“Those ****** bastards!” (TL: the * represent a word that I believe would be extremely offensive to any Japanese reader, so I took it out)
Among them, it was Park Yong-wan’s anger that was the most intense.
And it was understandable.
After all, Park Yong-wan had the biggest stake in Isaac Ivanov. From Park Yong-wan’s perspective, any damage to Isaac Ivanov was damage to him.
“So how is Kim Woo-jin doing right now?”
Above all, the thing that made Park Yong-wan the most upset was the fact that it was none other than Kim Woo-jin.
Of course, it wasn’t because he loved or cherished Kim Woo-jin.
“He’s out of surgery, but they still have to monitor his condition.”
“Fuck, do you know how much I invested to get him by Isaac Ivanov’s side?”
He had already invested a fair bit into Kim Woo-jin to plant him in a good position.
“There’s no one to replace him!”
And there was currently no one else under Park Yong-wan who could take Kim Woo-jin’s place.
This was also one of the reasons why Park Yong-wan’s anger toward Japan burned so fiercely.
They were the ones who attacked him without a clear reason.
“****** bastards, this is their revenge for what happened with the Skull Guild, isn’t it?”
After all, wasn’t Park Yong-wan the one who trampled the Skull Guild, which was Japans’ outpost in Korea, and forced them to return to Japan?
In other words, Park Yong-wan had no choice but to consider this a personal attack rather than a mistake or accident.
That’s why Park Yong-wan could not let it go.
“Call the Blue House(1) immediately.”
“Did you say the Blue House?”
“A Korean player was severely injured by organized terrorism carried out by Japanese players while conducting a humanitarian dungeon attack activity in Japan, of course, the government should step forward.”
Park Yong-wan shot an eerie glance to his surprised secretary.
“We must receive an apology and compensation.”
A war had begun.
1. Cheongwadae also known as the Blue House informally, is the executive office and official residence of the Republic of Korea’s head of state, the President of the Republic of Korea, located in Jongno-gu of the capital Seoul.)
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