Kill The Hero – Chapter 196 – Forest of Giants (4)
[Entered the second floor.]
The scenery on the second floor of the Forest of Giants Dungeon was similar to the first.
The trees, rocks and everything else in sight were all huge.
[Kill 44,444 to proceed to the next floor.]
However, the quest on the second floor was completely different from that on the first floor.
“Monster hunting… this is much better.”
“There shouldn’t be any troublesome situations.”
And the players’ resolve was also different from on the first floor.
“All we need to do is grab it.”
When the players heard the conditions to clear the second floor, fighting spirit began shining in their eyes and their faces began to glow.
This was a scene that ordinary players would find hard to understand.
Wasn’t 44,444 a large number?
Even if every player who entered the dungeon hunted 140 monsters on average, it still wouldn’t be enough.
Most importantly, this was a 4 Floor dungeon.
There was a high possibility that medium and large sized monsters who appeared as boss monsters in 2 and 3 Floor dungeons would appear here!
Nevertheless, the players who entered the second floor burned with fighting spirit.
This was extra proof that these were no ordinary players.
“Right, just grab it.”
“It wouldn’t be that hard.”
With an average level of 118 which was built on the numerous corpses of monsters, these players were far from ordinary.
They were also the ones who had willingly thrown themselves into a dungeon that Lee Se-jun had given up.
This showed that they were more adventurous and enterprising than anyone else, and also that they had great confidence in their ability.
“Let’s show our skills.”
“Right, we have to show that we didn’t get this far by luck.”
More importantly, these players were those who were used to being above others.
“Isaac Ivanov isn’t the only player.”
They had no intention of simply accepting that Isaac Ivanov was the best without any competition.
It pushed them to prove themselves.
However, this spirit didn’t last very long.
The wild roar that appeared as soon as the battle began immediately cooled down that burning spirit of victory and fighting.
Before long, the players, who confirmed the source of the howl, were greatly astonished.
“It’s a Hellhound!”
It was because, at that moment, a monster that was called a nightmare by players had revealed its presence on the second floor of the dungeon.
“This is insane, why the hell is a Hellhound here?!”
“This is the second floor!”
It was impossible.
Was it possible for a Hellhound to be the boss monster of the second floor in a 4 Floor dungeon?
It was like encountering a fatal bug in a game.
However, the Hellhound’s next actions stunned them greatly.
The Hellhound, with its overwhelming aura, began slaughtering the monsters instead of the players.
“W-, what’s going on?”
“Why is the Hellhound hunting the monsters?”
In the face of such an unexpected situation, even these veteran players could not help but be confused.
After a while, someone finally spoke.
“It was summoned by Isaac. Isaac summoned the Hellhound.”
It was at that moment that it became known that the Hellhound was none other than Isaac Ivanov’s new summon.
No more accidents were possible.
The players’ burning fighting spirit had become completely frozen by that point.
‘This is better than I expected.’
Kim Woo-jin was very satisfied by this sight.
‘The ability of Osiris’ Ring is truly amazing.’
– Required Level: Level 1 or higher
– Description: A ring that holds the power of Osiris. It contains the power to resurrect the dead
– All stats +15%
– All attack power +15%
– When equipped, ‘Resurrection’ skill becomes available.
Literally, with this skill, any corpse the user targeted could be resurrected.
Of course, there were conditions.
The more intact the corpse was, the less magic power it would require to resurrect and maintain it, while the less intact the corpse was, the more magic power it would consume.
In other words, as long as the mana supply was enough, something could be revived even if only bones were left.
And the target that was brought back by Resurrection could use all of the skills it had in its previous life.
[The Hellhound uses Hellfire.]
Naturally, this meant that the resurrected Hellhound could make use of its Hellfire.
[Magic Power has been consumed.]
Of course, it was the summoner’s magic power that was used instead, but Kim Woo-jin didn’t care.
At that moment, when faced with the overwhelming spectacle that the Hellhound was showcasing before him, Kim Woo-jin paid absolutely no attention to the consumption of his magic power.
[The effect of Ruler of the Battlefield stacks.]
What’s more, as a summon the Ruler of the Battlefield skill’s buff also applied to the Hellhound.
This was a scene where not even a single point of his magic power was wasted.
Moreover, Kim Woo-jin still had a lot of magic power to spare.
‘I’m sure this will instill fear.’
And Kim Woo-jin didn’t intend to spare that either.
[Summoned the Book of the Dead.]
[Summoned Skeleton Knight.]
[Incarnation of the Battlefield has been invoked.] (TL: I wished it was applied to the Hellhound.)
In this way, Kim Woo-jin started sprinting.
Johann Georg, the King of Undead, began his activities in 2025.
After a trip to an auction in Sotheby, where he purchased the Ruler of the Battlefield skill for $100 million dollars, his power rapidly grew and eventually, he became the only one who could rival the Messiah Guild.
This was incredibly surprising, considering the fact that the Messiah Guild had already become a transnational organisation through the war with Japan in 2025.
It was similar to a runner, who started an hour late in the marathon, catching up to and competing against the race leader.
So how was this possible?
It was simple.
The frightening violence that the King of Undead displaying far surpassed that of the Messiah Guild.
And the King of Undead had shown that level of violence since 2025.
The monsters in the dungeon were slaughtered by immensely powerful skills and legendary items and even his skeleton army were equipped with numerous legendary items.
In addition, there was always an audience who were able to witness and subsequently spread the presence of the King of Undead around the world.
This was the complete opposite method of Lee Se-jun who always attacked dungeons with nothing but his team and concealed himself without allowing even a single outsider audience.
Now, a similar scene was taking place in the Forest of Giants dungeon in 2024.
The Hellhound, a monster which was considered to be a nightmare for the players, was currently fighting on their side, tearing into the monsters with reckless abandon.
And Skeleton Soldiers equipped with powerful armament were assisting it.
In this chaotic battle, the Skeleton Knight clearly displayed its might even more violently.
And of course, Lee Jin-ah was also showing off his presence on this simple, chaotic stage.
[1,111 monsters remaining.]
There was only one emotion flowing through the players who had the opportunity to witness this overwhelming violence first hand.
‘Isaac Ivanov isn’t a player. He’s a being on a completely different level than us.’
‘This guy is a monster who surpasses common sense.’
In that fear, only one thought flowed through their minds.
‘I’m glad I’m not enemies with that monster.’
‘To think that I’d be so grateful my guild doesn’t have any resentment with Isaac Ivanov.’
Fortunately, Isaac Ivanov wasn’t an enemy.
Of course, for the Messiah Guild, it was the exact opposite.
‘How the hell is this possible?’
‘Are you saying we have to fight against this monster?’
The members of the Messiah Guild, who had risked their lives and entered the dungeon without hesitation to defeat Isaac Ivanov, surpass him, and trample on his reputation, had never felt so depressed.
“Everyone, wake up. We didn’t enter this dungeon to be spectators, did we?”
Only the leader of the Messiah Guild’s team, Jung Chan-soo, was able to come to his senses and slightly pull back the veil of despair that had covered his team.
However, it had only been lifted slightly.
It was impossible for the despair they were feeling to just disappear so quickly.
Instead, the feeling of hopelessness that Jung Chan-soo was feeling at that moment only deepened.
Although he had once said that he would willingly give his life for Lee Se-jun, he couldn’t help but feel ashamed when he felt his determination break down.
That was why he was feeling even worse.
‘They’ve finally broken.’
And Kim Woo-jin was well aware of that.
There was no way he couldn’t know.
‘No matter how good the hunting dog is, it would be hard for it to show its teeth in a situation like this.’
Because he had once been like these Messiah Guild players now.
And it was Kim Woo-jin himself who had felt those feelings more strongly than anyone else.
For the Messiah Guild, with the determination to sacrifice his life for Lee Se-jun, he had faced countless enemies and adversities.
He also knew how hard it was to not lose your resolve in a situation like that and that there were very few people who could actually do that.
‘So I should make it even clearer.’
Of course, Kim Woo-jin had no intention of just stopping there.
He planned on driving the pile(1) in so deeply that none of the people present would dare think about becoming his enemy.
‘It’s time to hunt the Twin Headed Cyclops.’
A very solid pile!
1. A pile is a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure.)
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