Kill The Hero – Chapter 174 – Ruler of the Battlefield (3)
These black skinned creatures boasted bodies that were smaller than the average common Goblin.
However, their strength, stamina and the toughness of their skin were all things that ordinary Goblins could never compare to.
These little creatures also had extremely sharp teeth and powerful jaws. Enough to chew through even decently powerful armor.
Moreover, their violent and savage nature was something that could not be ignored.
Black Goblins were different from common Goblins who would usually become scared and run away.
At the sight of blood, their eyes would basically turn red.
And a single red eyed Black Goblin could easily deal with an Orc.
[Proceed to the next floor.]
“We’ll finally encounter the Black Goblins.”
The players who had entered the Black Goblin Dungeon were finally going to encounter the tribes of these small, troublesome monsters.
“There should be…at least one thousand of them.”
Moreover, in the case of Black Goblin tribes, the number of monsters that could be found in them reached over a thousand.
“It’s usually 2-3,000.”
“Since we need to destroy 10 tribes, that means we need to hunt around 30,000 monsters.”
The clear condition given to the players this time was to destroy 10 such Black Goblin tribes.
It wasn’t a very difficult task.
If it had been too difficult, then the dungeon wouldn’t have been just D rank.
But that didn’t mean that they could be lackadaisical either.
As mentioned earlier, Black Goblins were deceptively strong.
“It won’t be too hard.”
However, none of the players were displaying any tension in the face of an entire floor filled with such monsters.
It wasn’t that they were careless or anything.
Was it even possible for the top players who entered this dungeon to be like that?
Instead, this seemingly relaxed sensation came even after their cold and rational analysis.
“Because Isaac Ivanov is here.”
“He can handle at least three tribes by himself.”
The results that Isaac Ivanov had displayed had caused them to make this judgement by using their great experience.
It was that simple.
“He’s a monster.”
“He definitely didn’t kill the Hatchling with luck. Instead, it might have been bad luck that caused him to get injured…”
Over the course of the sixteen days that it took them to clear the first three floors of the dungeon, Isaac Ivanov’s power and ability had completely gained the recognition of the Japanese players, who had intended to suppress him in this dungeon.
Naturally, things went exactly as they expected.
As their operation to wipe out the Black Goblin tribes commenced, Isaac Ivanov once again showcased his overwhelming power. Just like everyone expected.
Following the three Skeleton Knights wearing Hatchling Leather armor, 100 skeletons charged at the group of Black Goblins with hesitation.
Their formation was like a wave heading towards a black, sandy beach.
The battle line was so unilateral, that the different units could not even be differentiated.
The weapons in the hands of the Skeleton Knights were extraordinary.
One wielded Percivals Spear, another had the Makya and the last was holding Wilhelm Tell’s Crossbow.
All were legendary items, and in front of their power, the characteristic thick skin of the Black Goblins was as effective as paper.
On the other hand, the Black Goblins could not even scratch the knights’ armors.
Hatchling leather was not something that could be damaged by mere Goblins, even if they were a powerful variant.
Among the group of skeletons, the most prominent presence was the Skeleton Soldier created from the Dullahan.
The headless Skeleton Soldier released an aura that was in no way lacking when compared to the Skeleton Knights.
What made this possible was the Hatchling leather armor and the unique grade items equipped on the Dullahan Skeleton Soldier.
There were eleven other skeletons that were equipped with armor similar to the Dullahan, and unsurprisingly, the power these skeletons displayed was overwhelming.
They were like walls that could not be damaged.
A wall that the screeching Black Goblins could not overcome.
However, it was only after the Skeleton Wizards began their attack that this wall truly began to shine.
For the three Skeleton Wizards, the most troublesome thing was hitting their allies with their spells.
However, there was no need for them to worry about the skeletons wearing the armor.
From the perspective of the Skeleton Wizards, this meant that they could use their magic without restraint.
And of course, the Skeleton Wizards wouldn’t hesitate.
In such a way, the skeleton army began to wipe out the Black Goblin tribe.
[The effect of Ruler of the Battlefield has been stacked to the maximum.]
Now, even if they were to kill more Black Goblins, the effect of Ruler of the battlefield would not stack.
This was surprising when considering the fact that the effect of the Ruler of the Battlefield skill, which was C rank due to the Plus Ring, could be stacked 30 times.
Of course, the most surprising thing was actually the fact that such an army could even be maintained in the first place.
‘Merlin’s Staff is truly amazing.’
Merlin’s Staff deserved the reputation it was given.
‘No wonder Park Shin-hye used it for so long.’
Even Kim Woo-jin was unable to hide his surprise and appreciation at the Merlin’s Staff’s power.
On the other hand, this level of military power was the limit of what Kim Woo-jin could maintain at his current level.
‘It’s difficult to even summon a Golem.’
This was proven by the fact that Kim Woo-jin hadn’t summoned a single Golem since entering the dungeon.
‘It would be hard to recover from a loss in power.’
At the same time, summoning replacement Skeleton Soldiers was similarly hard in his current state.
‘I can’t even dream of using skills.’
And it was even more impossible to use a skill that would consume his magic power.
Of course, if other players heard his thoughts they would curse him endlessly.
It didn’t make sense that that was one of his worries.
‘I’ll have to fix that.’
However, from Kim Woo-jin’s perspective, it was a problem that he had to fix.
‘By the time I leave this dungeon, Lee Se-jun would have challenged the 7 Floor dungeon and cleared it easily.’
Because his prey was moving forward faster than anyone else.
‘Before that, I need to become much stronger.’
So in Kim Woo-jin’s eyes, he had no reason to be satisfied.
Instead, he focused his eyes on the battlefield.
The only way to achieve what he wanted was to level up.
This will was also displayed by none other than Lee Jin-ah.
Lee Jin-ah, who had received a signal from Kim Woo-jin, rushed forward to help end the battle with the Black Goblin tribe faster.
There was nothing that could stop Lee Jin-ah, who ran toward the Black Goblin Chief like a tank and smashed their head with the Heavenly Dragon Sword.
Confusion swept through the Black Goblins, who had just lost their leader, and the skeleton army took advantage of this to push them back.
Soon, the battle ended.
[A Black Goblin Tribe has been destroyed.]
[Number of tribes remaining: 2]
A notification came just as the battle ended.
[Your level has increased.]
Then he heard another notification announcing his level up.
[Reached Level 100.]
[Obtained achievement ‘Reach level 100’.]
[Inventory spaces increased by 10.]
It was the moment that Kim Woo-jin had finally reached level 100 and stepped into the realm of three digits.
[The Emissary of the Underworld admires your majesty.] (TL: not the title)
His halo also did not spare its favoritism at such a monumental moment.
[The Emissary of the Underworld has bestowed great power onto you.]
[The rank of the Ruler of the Battlefield skill has increased by one.]
The gift they sent was quite satisfying from Kim Woo-jin’s perspective.
Moreover, the gift didn’t end there.
[The rank of the Skeleton Knight skill has increased by one.]
]The rank of the Skeleton Wizard skill has increased by one.]
Kim Woo-jin smiled at the obvious display of favoritism.
“What is it? Did you level up? Did you reach level 100?”
Meanwhile, Lee Jin-ah, who noticed his expressions, came over and asked.
Kim Woo-jin nodded.
“So you received a gift? What did you get?”
It was at that moment.
[The Emissary of the Underworld has sent you a special gift.]
[You have received a Catalogue.]
The moment Lee Jin-ah asked that question, he received the notification of his last gift.
When he received the notification, Kim Woo-jin opened it without hesitation and his gift appeared above his hand.
“…fuck, now I’m wondering if I need to change my halo.”
It was a catalogue made of obsidian.
[Number of tribes remaining: 2]
The moment Isaac Ivanov wiped out the eighth Black Goblin tribe, a man, who was observing the battle with a skill, spoke to the woman beside him.
“I’ve confirmed it with this battle. The maximum number of summonable knights is three, maximum number of wizards is three and the maximum number of soldiers is 101.” (TL: what a bad time to finalise their numbers.)
After hearing the report, the woman could not hide her shock.
“His power is ridiculous.”
They were none other than the ones the Sword Saint had sent to take note of Isaac Ivanov’s power.
Unsurprisingly, they had followed Isaac Ivanov from the first floor, monitoring his every move.
More than a dozen of reports had been made in this way.
“I’ve never written so many reports for just one person.”
It was also evidence that Isaac Ivanov’s profile was so extensive that it required them to write over a dozen reports.
“The analysis of Isaac Ivanov ends here. Now we’re ready to return.”
This meant that the observers had successfully finished judging Isaac Ivanov’s current power. (TL: or so they think)
“Retreat. Make sure to erase our traces.”
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