Kill The Hero – Chapter 179 – New Partner (4)
“This is the conversation we had with the Sword Saint’s team. They would like us to clear an A+ rank dungeon, and they said that they would send three talented players to assist us. Naturally, I accepted their offer.”
After saying this, Kim Woo-jin raised his head to look at Lee Jin-ah and found that his entire body was shaking.
Kim Woo-jin smiled at this scene.
‘He must be angry.’
It must have been the first time that Lee Jin-ah was disregarded to such an extent.
With his personality, was it even possible for him to be calm after something like this?
Eventually, as though he could no longer control his anger, a harsh sound popped out of Lee Jin-ah’s mouth.
Then he shouted.
“I’ll finally be free!”
Kim Woo-jin tilted his head slightly when he heard that.
However, immersed in his excitement, Lee Jin-ah got up from his seat and began doing a slight dance.
“Hahaha! Finally, there are bastards coming to take my place!”
Kim Woo-jin’s gaze turned cold.
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
However, instead of flinching at his harsh gaze like usual, Lee Jin-ah instead gave him a dazzling smile.
“Aren’t you saying that the Sword Saint is sending a team to replace me? I’ll finally be able to escape this hellish time.”
As he said this, Lee Jin-ah looked up at the sky.
“It was worth it to pray to God for salvation from this hell every day before I ate. I prayed over ten times a day so he had no choice but to listen.”
When he saw this, Kim Woo-jin pressed his hand to his temple for the first time.
Only then did Kim Woo-jin remember.
‘Right, this is the Immortal, Lee Jin-ah.”
The person in front of him had been the only person who’d managed to survive him when he was a hunting dog.
He was a true monster.
Of course, Kim Woo-jin had no intention of letting Lee Jin-ah continue his little shoulder dance.
“Their plan is like this. They will surely provoke you since they believe that our relationship is currently getting worse. Then they will make you respond with something like ‘the losing side has to leave Isaac Ivanov’s team’. This condition…”
Lee Jin-ah interrupted without stopping his dance.
“Do you hate it?”
When he said that, Kim Woo-jin’s eyes went past the level of cold and instead seemed to shine blue.
However, Lee Jin-ah still didn’t back down.
“That I’m holding the reins now?”
There was no way Lee Jin-ah didn’t understand the situation.
“How long did you think I’d let you beat me down? I, Lee Jin-ah, am a man who will not be satisfied until I have repaid you 10 times for what you have done to me.”
As he’d said, Lee Jin-ah was the one holding the reins, the one who had to make the decision.
“Now, let’s talk slowly while filling our stomachs. Order 10 servings of sushi to be delivered. Of course, you will be paying with your own money. Ah, you know that I can’t have sushi without having Tuna belly, Sea Urchin and Salmon roe, right? So make sure to order those.”
And this Lee Jin-ah was now arrogantly ordering Kim Woo-jin to buy food for him.
After a moment, Kim Woo-jin nodded, his cold gaze fixed upon Lee Jin-ah’s face.
He accepted the request.
Instead, it was Lee Jin-ah who was surprised by his acceptance.
“But I won’t order delivery sushi, instead, I will personally go to a fancy sushi restaurant and bring the sushi to you directly.”
Kim Woo-jin continued to speak in the same flat tone.
“I will also pay for it with my own money.”
When he heard this, Lee Jin-ah subconsciously stopped doing his jig.
However, Kim Woo-jin didn’t stop talking.
“I’ll buy enough so that you can eat till you even sweat wasabi.”
His cold gaze shook Lee Jin-ah’s soul.
“So I hope you don’t disappoint me.”
Only then did Lee Jin-ah realise.
Getting free food from a cheapskate like Kim Woo-jin was like making a deal with the devil.
One of the peculiarities of Japanese politics was that they were very exclusive.
To put it more bluntly, it was backwards, and because of how backwards it was, some groups appeared to have full control of the political scene.
This fact only intensified following the world’s transformation.
The Japanese political scene became controlled by one group, the Yamato Federation.
The supreme authority that the leader of the Yamato Federation, the Sword Saint, had, was in no way different to a dictatorship.
[The Sword Saint supports Isaac Ivanov!]
[Isaac Ivanov challenges A+ rank dungeon with the support of the Sword Saint.]
[The three Ishikawa siblings known as the Iron Wall, will become Isaac Ivanov’s new teammates!]
It only took three days to create the stage he wanted.
It was a great show of strength.
After all, it was a stage created to publicize the targeting of none other than an A+ rank 4 Floor dungeon.
Money was one thing, but didn’t it also mean that they had to gather hundreds of players at or above level 100 to participate?
This was something that was impossible to accomplish in three days without utilising the entire country’s ability and influence.
In other words, this was evidence that the Sword Saint could do as he pleased in the country of Japan.
‘He’s really influential.’
Kim Woo-jin, who was on the receiving end of this preferential treatment, couldn’t help but be surprised.
Furthermore, if Kim Woo-jin, who had an inkling of the Sword Saint’s influence could be this surprised, what of those who had been given a mission by him?
‘It must be terrifying to receive a mission like this.’
It wasn’t an exaggeration to say that they were overwhelmed.
Nevertheless, there was not even a shake in the eyes of the eldest of the Ishikawa siblings, Yohei Ishikawa, despite his fear.
Faced with a mission from the Sword Saint, which would be completely horrifying for others, he simply felt that it was an opportunity for them to show off.
It was an expression that didn’t quite suit his slightly dull appearance.
Kim Woo-jin briefly recalled something in his head while shaking hands with the Japanese tank.
In Kim Woo-jin’s mind, there was a lot of information about the three Ishikawa siblings.
‘They were ambitious enough to team up with Johann Georg after the Sword Saint died. Instead of being weighed down by the Sword Saint’s mission, he seems to be quite excited.’
This was because the three Ishikawa siblings had been subordinates of his greatest enemy, the King of Undead, Johann Georg.
Thanks to that, he knew more about the Ishikawa siblings than probably anyone else in the world.
‘After all, it’s not like they’re not skilled.’
In addition, Kim Woo-jin would be among the first to admit that they were very talented.
This was evidenced by the fact that the King of Undead had been willing to work together with them.
If they were not skilled enough, the King of Undead would not even care to use them as cannon fodder because it would be impossible for them to play an important role if they weren’t skilled.
Of course, their fate was the same as the rest of Kim Woo-jin’s enemies.
No one could survive the hunting dog’s pursuit.
“I look forward to our cooperation in this dungeon.”
While Kim Woo-jin was briefly recalling these things, Ishika Yohei spoke to him in a confident tone.
When he heard that, Kim Woo-jin glanced at Lee Jin-ah, who was beside him, for a moment before speaking in a cold tone.
“I haven’t yet recognized you as teammates.”
Ishikawa Yohei also glanced at Lee Jin-ah before speaking in English with a firm tone.
“It doesn’t matter.”
He then continued in Russian.
“After we complete this dungeon, you will admit that we are the best shields for you.”
His Russian was a bit awkward, showing that he didn’t actually know the language, and the words had been practiced beforehand.
There was no doubt.
“We will definitely show you.”
That Ishikawa Yohei was making an obvious provocation toward Lee Jin-ah.
If not, would he have bothered to practice a difficult language like Russian for this?
Lee Jin-ah shot him a fierce look while Ishikawa Yohei simply smiled and continued.
“Then let’s clear the dungeon together.”
Thus the attack on a B rank dungeon as verification to challenge the A+ rank dungeon, began.
Before attacking an A+ rank dungeon, the B rank dungeon that was used as a method of verification was usually one of two types.
A hunting type which required the players to hunt a specific amount of monsters, or a survival type which required them to survive a certain number of days.
In the case for this B rank dungeon, it was the latter.
[Survive 10 days on the last Floor!] (TL: I feel like the author ran out of dungeon names)
– Floors: 4
– Difficulty: B
– Maximum number of entries: 231
– Requirements: Level 115 and below
– Conditions: Survive for 10 days on the 4th floor of the dungeon.
– Reward: None
‘Survive for ten days on the last floor.’
It was not an easy dungeon.
It would be strange if it was easy to endure ten days on the last floor of a dungeon after the players were already mentally and physically tired.
Moreover, the difference in the monsters that could appear on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors could not be neglected.
There was also the possibility of a medium or higher difficulty boss appearing.
‘It’s perfect for verification.’
This was why it was perfect.
It would be suicidal for players who could not even clear a dungeon like this, to challenge an A+ rank dungeon.
In addition, choosing such a dungeon wasn’t just about the ability to clear it.
After clearing this dungeon, the players who would be participating in the A+ rank dungeon attack would develop a good understanding of each other.
This was an opportunity for the players who were normally scattered to come together to become organised.
In addition, the best thing to keep the organised players in control was to appoint a leader.
“That’s the plan.”
The leader of this dungeon attack was Ishikawa Yohei.
‘They set a good stage.’
Naturally, this was done intentionally.
They intended to highlight the value of the three Ishikawa siblings to Isaac Ivanov.
“We’ll follow whatever you plan to do.”
On the other hand, it was also a message from the Sword Saint.
A message that Japan would support him to the best of its ability as long as he took the Ishikawa siblings as his teammates.
In other words, the message was for him to get rid of the one he was using on his side, and join their side.
Of course, Kim Woo-jin wasn’t interested in their message.
There was only one thing he was interested in.
‘I’m sure they gave them a lot of items.’
The fact that the Sword Saint’s side had invested a lot into the Ishikawa siblings for this mission.
‘If they gave them the Nemean Lion’s leather, then I wouldn’t need anything else.’
That was what Kim Woo-jin was aiming for this time.
“Then let’s get started.”
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