KH Chapter 18
Kill the Hero Chapter 18
TL: Uncle Choi
The value of a legendary item was indescribable.
It is very expensive not only for ordinary people but it was unbelievably expensive even to people who had a lot money and assets.
What was even more surprising was that most of the time, a legendary item could not be bought no matter how much money was offered.
Indeed, one could count in their hands the number of times legendary items were traded in the market.
Also, the transaction details itself was vaguely listed in a way similar to how a company revealed its M&A, just stating that there was such a trade.
The value of a legendary item was immense to such a degree.
It was enough to completely change one’s life.
However, there was no guarantee that such a transformation would unconditionally be positive. Rather, it was often negative.
When it became known that a player had a legendary item, from then on, they were virtually seen as monsters that dropped a legendary item.
As I mentioned before, legendary items were not things that could simply be put on the market to find buyers or subject to such transactions.
Items or skill pages of the legendary rank were not something ordinary markets could handle.
In the end, there was only one way to sell it.
To become a seller after you have enough power or influence to not be robbed by others.
Until then, he had to hide the fact that he had items of the legendary class rating and keep them safely locked up in his arms.
Park Je-soon, he lived with a legendary class ring on his finger and hid that fact behind him.
‘A plus ring.’
That was the reason why Kim Woo-jin was surprised.
‘I never thought I’d get this.’
The item was familiar to Kim Woo-jin.
Naturally, Kim Woo-jin also knew how great the item actually was.
The option itself may not seem that spectacular and amazing for a legendary item.
The legendary skill, ”Eyes of Anubis,” allowed Kim Woo-jin to read the memories of the dead very quickly. Its option was like giving Kim Woo-jin a supernatural power.
Compared to that, the option to increase all skill ranks by one didn’t look so great.
In fact, the power of the ring will not do much for the current Kim Woo-jin.
However, once one’s skill rank reached the master S-rank, the ring would show unbelievable power beyond one’s imagination.
‘I got way more than I thought I would.’
The power of this ring allows one to use one’s master rank skill as an EX rank or a transcendence rank.
It was a big deal.
Raising a skill to a master rank required a lot of time, effort, and talent. Achieving transcendence rank required insane luck similar to acquiring a legendary item. However, all this could be solved with just one item.
In fact, the man who used this item in the past bought something that could not normally be bought with money. ‘Hayashi Konsuke, now I know why the broker had this.’
A former broker of a black market in Asia, who offered the plus ring to a man which allowed him to dominate the black market industry in Asia by gaining that man’s protection.
I understand how Johann Georg got his hands on this now.
The King of the Undead!
He was the one who Hayashi Konsuke gave up the plus ring to in exchange for protection.
‘He ripped it off from Park Je-soon and offered it to him.’
Naturally, it was none other than Hayashi Konsuke who provided Park Je-soon and his party with this dungeon.
It was not unreasonable.
‘Of course, he was also the one who helped Park Yong-wan through the whole process when he sold items and players to Japan as well. I thought it was Park Yong-wan who had secured the plus ring and gave it to Johann Georg, but to think it actually went like this.’
Considering the relationship between Park Yong-wan and Hayashi Konsuke, it was certain.
Kim Woo-jin did not think there were any doubts about their connection.
What’s important now was that Kim Woo-jin found the entrance to the market that Hayashi Konsuke created in Korea.
Kim Woo-jin acquired another fang once again.
Without hesitation, Kim Woo-jin put on his new fang into his left pinky.
When he put on the ring that was big enough to fit his thumb on his left pinky, it coiled around Kim Woo-jin’s pinky like a snake.
At the same time, an immensely hot energy that Kim Woo-jin himself could feel was coursing from his little finger into his heart.
‘To think I would get a spec-up like this.’
After completing equipping the item, Kim Woo-jin once again checked his strength.
‘Five skeleton soldiers.’
What was most noticeable was that the number of skeleton soldiers that he could now summon amounted to five.
‘My mana can’t keep up anymore.’
Three skeleton soldiers alone pushed his mana to its limit.
Summoning all five was not possible at this time.
However, Kim did not worry for long.
‘If it’s not enough, I can do it myself.’
He still had his most powerful card, Kim Woo-jin, he himself.
Therefore, Kim Woo-jin did not hesitate.
I guess I should decide what to put in my inventory after I finish hunting the troll.
Kim Woo-jin started the troll hunt.
A monster with a height between 3 and 4 meters, short legs and long arms, and a body that resembles a gourd.
The most frightening aspect of this monster was its regeneration.
A monster that wouldn’t step back easily despite a serious injury was a nightmare for warrior class users.
There were two ways to kill a troll.
One must either put oil on its body and set it on fire, or continue to cut up his flesh as if it you were slicing sashimi.
Of course, the former was the standard method.
Wasn’t it much easier and simpler to dump oil on a troll’s body and set it on fire?
You know, you just had to wait for the troll to go crazy and die. Furthermore, there was almost no room for mistake with this method.
Kim Woo-jin naturally planned to use fire.
Moreover, Kim Woo-jin had his skeleton soldiers.
While the skeleton soldiers attracted the troll’s attention, all he had to do was throw a wooden bottle containing oil and lubricate the troll’s body.
He could also use the skeleton soldiers as suicide soldiers.
There was no reason to consider the method.
He certainly thought so until he saw his three goblins soldiers start to synchronize their breath and repeatedly sliced the troll’s legs.
In other words, when Kim Woo-jin saw the scene, he had to delay the plan he had prepared for a while.
‘It’s not even funny.’
He started to chuckle as if he had nothing to say about the situation.
It was then.
The troll screamed and collapsed onto the floor.
The massive body hit the ground and gave off a violent sound.
However, no sound escaped from the skeleton soldiers.
Only the sounds of bones could be heard as they persistently slashed at the already ragged legs of the troll.
Kim Woo-jin shook his head at this scene.
‘I didn’t expect this to happen.’
The troll was a monster with a weak defense.
When looking at defense alone, trolls were indeed inferior to the orcs.
That’s why the second way to kill them was to repeatedly cut up their body.
Therefore, players with sufficient skills did not necessarily use the first method, but the second. There definitely were players who persistently cut its body to rapidly reduce its regeneration.
A troll’s regeneration was not absolute.
However, even then, the fact that skeleton soldiers with the small frame of a goblin consistently avoided the troll’s enormous club and concentrated their attacks only on his legs couldn’t be explained with mere talent and abilities.
The troll pitifully struggled to escape from the goblin skeleton soldiers, who were only half his size.
The giant troll began to crawl in fear.
It was also the first time Kim Woo-jin saw such a thing.
On the other hand, it was a common sight for those who either watched Kim Woo-jin from behind or had to face him.
‘Now I know why they looked at me that way.’
It was because Kim Woo Jin was just like them.
When dealing with the giant troll, a monster with a low resistance to fire, Kim Woo-jin defeated it in such a way.
‘They have the right to call me a son of a bitch.’
It was Kim Woo-jin who was now being critical of himself.
Kim Woo-jin, of course, did not just watch.
Kim Woo-jin threw the oil bottle in his hand at the escaping troll.
The oil bottle flew in a parabolic arc and broke over the troll’s body, covering its body with oil and wood chips.
Meanwhile, Kim Woo-jin lit a fire on his arrow by using a flint.
The arrow holding an oil-soaked cloth was blazing with fire, and then it too drew a parabola and pierced the troll’s body.
The troll’s body was set on fire.
The flames started to burn away the troll’s rationality.
The scene brought the skeleton soldiers’ attacks to a halt.
Instead of recklessly charging at the agonizing troll who was frantically thrashing around, they decided to watch the situation.
One of them looked at Kim Woo-jin.
Like a puppy that just had his toy taken away when he was playing with it.
Meanwhile, Kim Woo-jin also looked at the skeleton soldier and thought.
‘I wonder if they can use a bow as well?’
At that moment, Kim Woo-jin heard his 12th level-up.
‘There is no reason to waste time here.’
Immediately after hearing the notification, Kim Woo-jin proceeded to find his next prey. Skeleton soldiers, each holding a weapon in their hand, followed Kim Woo-jin like baby ducks chasing after the mother duck.
Also, one of them carried a bow in its hand.