Kill The Hero – Chapter 188 – Reason to Hide (4)
There was one thing that you had to keep in mind when fighting Hellhounds.
Never touch the Hellfire.
It didn’t matter if you had a legendary item with very special abilities.
But if you didn’t, hell would begin the moment you touched the Hellfire.
If Hellfire came into contact with your skin, the most common and effective measure was to cut off the part that had touched the Hellfire.
Was more explanation still needed?
Of course, if you were to say these words to a tank, they would all give you the same response.
“Fuck, if it’s as easy as you’re making it sound, why don’t you tank instead?!”
It was virtually impossible.
First of all, there were no rules to a Hellhound’s usage of Hellfire.
There were some signs when the Hellhound was about to use it, but no sign could be used as a clear indicator.
Moreover, the Hellhound itself was an incredibly large monster.
Would it be possible to completely avoid the Hellfire when faced with a monster like that?
However, that was exactly what Lee Jin-ah was doing at that moment.
He perfectly evaded the Hellfire that the hellhound spewed with a well timed roll.
Moreover, this was the nineteenth time this had happened.
During his confrontation with the Hellhound, he had avoided nineteen surprise Hellfire attacks as well as body slams, scratches and bites.
It was quite surprising.
‘Is this really happening?’
In fact, Lee Jin-ah was surprising even himself at the moment.
Of course, Lee Jin-ah’s surprise was only half-serious.
Because he knew.
‘This is why he pushes me so hard.’
That this was only possible because of none other than the intense training he received from Kim Woo-jin.
In that training that seemed to go beyond simple life and death, Lee Jin-ah had learned how to instinctively read monsters’ behaviour.
This was one of the most important skills that a player could possess.
And the result was quite clear.
The Hellhound that could even defeat experts wearing equipment worth billions of dollars, now looked like a hedgehog with numerous swords sticking from its body.
This monster, which would give most players nightmares, was now in a very miserable state.
‘Kuh, I can’t believe I’ve gotten this strong. I’m pretty amazing after all.’
Lee Jin-ah admired his power.
He felt like he deserved to feel drunk on his power.
Today’s battle would surely hold an important place in his future biography, with an entire page being dedicated to it.
But it wasn’t something he could do while the Hellhound was still alive.
In the short moment that Lee Jin-ah had lowered his guard, the Hellhound spat out a black fireball with amazing accuracy.
‘Is it possible?’
Lee Jin-ah, who had avoided the Hellhound’s Hellfire nineteen times before, was experiencing this situation for the first time.
Moreover, the Hellfire that the Hellhound had spat out before completely surrounded him like a minefield.
It was impossible to avoid it.
Of course, even at this moment, Lee Jin-ah was not frozen in shock.
Instead, he quickly realised what he would have to do.
‘I’ll give up an arm.’
Block it with one arm before cutting off the affected area!
‘I use my right hand to eat, so I’ll give up my left.’
Lee Jin-ah raised his left hand without hesitation.
It was then.
The Hellfire that had been flying toward Lee Jin-ah hit an invisible wall and disappeared.
Lee Jin-ah was caught off guard.
Standing in front of him was Kim Woo-jin with the Aegis Shield.
He had arrived.
Lee Jin-ah couldn’t help but feel some admiration for Kim Woo-jin who appeared like a savior while wondering if he’d already taken care of his Hellhound.
However, he didn’t ask the question.
The moment the Hellhound’s fire had been blocked, the two Skeleton Knights that had been waiting, rushed forward and stabbed their swords into the Hellhounds body.
Meanwhile, Kim Woo-jin also approached the Hellhound.
The climax of the battle immediately began.
With one last cry, the Hellhound fell to the ground.
Its appearance was quite horrifying to look at.
Dozens of Swords had been stuck into its body, and there were parts that appeared sunken as though they were cut away and healed.
Nevertheless, the Hellhound forced itself back up again, a black fireball visible in its mouth.
It seemed that it was burning the last of its energy to give its all in this fight.
‘We don’t need to fight any more.’
However, Kim Woo-jin had no intention of giving the Hellhound such an honorable ending.
He wasn’t here to shoot a movie or a drama after all.
At Kim Woo-jin’s command, all the Skeleton Soldiers immediately began to retreat.
The Skeleton Knights also distanced themselves from the dying Hellhound.
He was simply waiting for it to die.
When it noticed this, the Hellhound cried out in anger, but it changed nothing.
The skeletons all retreated to a distance the Hellhound couldn’t reach, waiting for their prey to die.
Kim Woo-jin also observed the Hellhound from a distance.
[Horus’ Eyes have opened.]
Kim Woo-jin’s eyes suddenly began emitting golden light.
Then a bunch of information appeared in front of him.
One of the things that stood out, was an item that was in the Hellhound’s stomach.
[Seventh Tail of the Nine Tailed Fox]
– Rating: Legendary
– Required Level: Level 1 or higher
– Description: The seventh tail of the Nine Tailed Fox. It has the ability to create an alter ego.
– Chance to create an alter ego when equipped.
The Seventh Tail of the Nine Tailed Fox.
‘So this is the reason.’
This tail, which had the chance to create an alter ego, was the reason there were two Hellhounds.
‘This is the first time I’ve seen the seventh tail.’
In addition, it was the first time that Kim Woo-jin had encountered the item.
Of course, it was a wonderful gift that he had no intention to refuse.
“Is it over now?”
Then Lee Jin-ah approached him while asking a question.
His voice was hoarse, showing just how exhausted he was.
This also showed that the tension and pressure that he had felt for the first time had finally eased.
It was worth it.
“Ugh, when I saw that there were two of them, I instantly got dizzy.”
No one in the world would have dared to imagine that there would be two Hellhounds in the dungeon.
From Lee Jin-ah’s perspective, learning that information was like being told to make preparations for his death.
Kim Woo-jin looked at Lee Jin-ah before saying.
“The most important part has yet to come.”
Kim Woo-jin began to explain to the confused Lee Jin-ah.
“Things have changed in many ways. That’s why we have to modify our plan for when we leave the dungeon.”
Before entering the dungeon, Kim Woo-jin didn’t know about the Aegis Shield, two Hellhounds and the Seventh Tail of the Nine Tailed Fox.
This meant that they would have to revise the plan they’d made in advance since the situation had changed.
“Firstly, we’ll hide the Aegis Shield.”
The most important thing for them was the deal with the Aegis Shield.
“If we ask the Sword Saint for the Aegis Shield that we already collected and hid, he will surely feel miserable.”
“Ha! Yeah, we have to torment that bastard.”
Lee Jin-ah nodded.
“And we’ll need to add a few injuries.”
“The Sword Saint would doubt it if the two of us cleared a dungeon his elite team couldn’t even with the Aegis Shield, without any injuries.”
When he heard that, Lee Jin-ah nodded again.
“I’ll have to cut off at least an arm.”
However, Lee Jin-ah shouted in fright when he heard the next words Kim Woo-jin said.
“Why an arm?”
“It will have more of an impact. It’s fine, I can always reattach it after we leave, can’t I?”
“R-, right, but cutting off an arm…”
“Lee Jin-ah, in your case, you will need to have injuries all over your body.”
“No, wait! Why should I do that? Huh? Why am I the one who has to suffer the most?”
Kim Woo-jin gave a simple reply to the unconvinced Lee Jin-ah.
“I almost died twice already, now it’s your turn.”
Lee Jin-ah only had one thought at that moment.
“You really are the Spawn of Satan.”
It was then.
[You have slain the Hellhound.]
[Your level has increased.]
[The Emissary of the Underworld admires your capabilities.]
[The Emissary of the Underworld has bestowed some power onto you.]
[The rank of the Skeleton Knight skill has increased by one.]
[The rank of the Bone Sword skill has increased by one.]
The notifications announcing the end of the dungeon attack sounded out.
However, Kim Woo-jin didn’t pay much attention to it.
‘Now that I’ve truly gone against the Sword Saint, there will no longer be any clumsy jokes.’
This was just the beginning.
‘Now, the real war starts.’
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