Kill The Hero – Chapter 204 – Trading (3)
“Our leader rejected your offer but I think differently. It’s attractive enough in my opinion. So how about this? Make a deal with me first. After that, if your ability is verified, you can make a deal with my boss.”
In his second meeting with Shakira in a restaurant, this was what she suggested.
That they make a personal deal between them.
Then she said.
“Of course, I need to verify your ability first. Can you really control Isaac Ivanov?”
She wanted to see if Kim Woo-jin was bluffing, or if he could really decide Isaac Ivanov’s next move.
“Target this dungeon.”
Along with those words, Shakira placed a document envelope on the table,
Kim Woo-jin picked it up while saying.
“Isaac Ivanov doesn’t move without payment.”
“The payment is the same. Skeleton Magician Mastery. Instead, it’s the location that changed. Instead of the Unicorn’s horn, I need you to get something else.”
“What about my pay?”
“We don’t doubt Isaac Ivanov’s abilities. All we doubt are your claims, and you still want to get paid?”
While she was saying that, Kim Woo-jin opened the envelope, pulled out the document inside, and began to peruse its contents.
The conversation paused for a moment, then Kim Woo-jin looked up and said.
“It’s D- rank.”
The document inside was a dungeon report.
“And it’s 5 Floors.”
The report for a D- rank 5 Floor dungeon.
“With the results that Isaac Ivanov has shown to the world, this much shouldn’t be a problem, right?”
Shakira said those words with a smile.
It was a vicious smile.
For players active in 4 Floor dungeons, challenging a 5 Floor dungeon was like a hiker who had only climbed 2,000 meter high mountains changing to a 4,000 meter high mountain.
In other words, it wasn’t something that could be done easily.
“And it’s the perfect stage to see how well you can control Isaac Ivanov. If Isaac Ivanov makes his debut in 5 Floor dungeons when you say so there would be no reason for us to doubt you, no?”
On the other hand, it was a proposal that was sufficiently possible.
After all, Kim Woo-jin had said it.
Isaac Ivanov would challenge any dungeon they wanted.
If that was true, then wouldn’t it be possible for him to do something like this?
In response to her words, Kim Woo-jin simply placed the document back in the envelope and handed it back to her.
“Is this a rejection?”
Kim Woo-jin answered.
“I have no desire to do your little test without pay.”
“So it is a rejection.”
With those words, Shakira collected the envelope.
“I heard rumors that Thunderbird has an A+ rank 5 Floor dungeon that appeared in the Amazon Rainforest.”
Then, Kim Woo-jin said something else.
Shakira’s eyes shook.
“I also heard that you’re forming a team to attack that dungeon.”
“There are all sorts of rumors about the Amazon Rainforest. You shouldn’t believe everything you hear.”
Shakira fixed her expression and denied Kim Woo-jin’s words.
However, without paying attention to what she was saying, Kim Woo-jin continued speaking.
“I will get Isaac Ivanov to attack that dungeon. Of course, this is a deal, not a test. So please prepare the suitable payment for Isaac Ivanov, and for me.”
Shakira’s expression hardened considerably.
Then she spoke in a cold voice.
“You want to target an A+ rank dungeon when you don’t even have experience in 5 Floor dungeons? Did I hear you correctly?”
“There’s nothing that can’t be done if the price is right.”
As he was saying this, Kim Woo-jin was thinking about a dungeon.
‘I’m sure you guys have the Burning Forest.’
There was one reason why Kim Woo-jin remembered this A+ rank 5 Floor dungeon.
‘And the fourth tail is in that dungeon.’
And that was because the Fourth Tail of the Nine Tailed Fox was in that dungeon.
Of course, Kim Woo-jin didn’t bring up the Burning Forest dungeon just to obtain the tail.
‘Let’s stop the act.’
This was not something that Shakira could handle with just her authority.
It was something that absolutely required the permission of none other than the Lighting King himself.
If Shakira had come of her own volition like she’d said, then she would have gotten up and left without hesitation.
But now, she was only glaring at Kim Woo-jin without moving from her seat.
‘Bring out the Lightning King.’
This was proof that she didn’t come on her own.
A man approached Kim Woo-jin from behind.
He placed his hands on Kim Woo-jin’s shoulders and said.
“You really are a funny guy.”
Then he pat Kim Woo-jin a few times on the shoulders before moving to sit on an empty chair at the table.
It was a blond man with an extremely pale face.
His appearance didn’t quite suit the weather in the Amazon Rainforest.
He was the first Spiritualist to contract a Spirit of Lightning, and after numerous achievements, obtained the nickname ‘Lightning King’.
Of course, Kim Woo-jin paid no attention to his appearance.
He had quite painfully learned, the moment he had been betrayed by Lee Se-jun, that what he saw wasn’t always the truth.
“So, if the price is right, you’ll attack an A+ rank 5 Floor dungeon? I know Isaac Ivanov’s level is around 130 which is certainly high enough but… that’s a lot of confidence. Well, I also did a lot of crazy things at that level.”
Then the Lightning King asked.
“Then what’s the price?”
To that question, Kim Woo-jin gave the answer he prepared.
“First of all, I’d need to hear what you have to offer. Isaac Ivanov won’t make a move simply because of an expensive item. Instead, it has to be an item that would be useful for him. He’d be willing to move even if it’s a rare item.” (TL: rare in terms of the rank)
The Lightning King shook his head when he heard those words.
“That’s a question Isaac Ivanov should answer, not you.”
Kim Woo-jin’s eyes narrowed at those words.
The Lightning King lifted his finger before saying,
“What I want to know is your price.”
Then he twirled his finger around before pointing it towards Kim Woo-jin.
Then, a waiter, who had been waiting at the side, approached the table quietly and placed a covered plate in front of Kim Woo-jin.
“After calculating, I found that it would be much more convenient to recruit you rather than pay for each separate request.”
In the meantime, while the Lightning King continued speaking, Kim Woo-jin only gave him half an ear as he lifted the cover from the plate.
Then, he saw a skill page made completely of obsidian sitting on the white plate.
– Condition: Emissary of the Underworld
– Rank: Legendary
– Effect: You can transform into a vampire while using this skill
The Lightning King smiled and spoke to Kim Woo-jin who was still looking at the skill page.
“I want to trade for you with this.”
It was the moment when the Lightning King had proposed a trade.
Unlike the quiet, boring days in Fortaleza, the nights in this port city were quite passionate.
Firstly, the sounds were different.
As if they wouldn’t allow for silence to fall, the sounds of gunshots echoed without end, and whenever the gunshot went off, they would be followed by a scream.
Sometimes, there would even be the sounds of explosions or of cars crashing.
It was almost impossible to sleep in a night filled with these sounds.
However, the cacophony wasn’t the reason Lee Jin-ah couldn’t sleep.
“You’re really amazing, huh?”
The reason was the story Kim Woo-jin had told him about what happened in the restaurant in Fortaleza earlier that day.
After all, Kim Woo-jin’s story was very shocking.
This wasn’t just for Lee Jin-ah.
“Some people have to sign slave contracts just to get one skill, but some people are able to get them on a plate with a few words.”
Not just Lee Jin-ah, anyone would be shocked to learn of how easily Kim Woo-jin was offered a legendary skill.
Getting legendary skills was not common.
For players, it would be a heart pounding moment, and something that would stir many waves in the player world.
However, Kim Woo-jin’s expression wasn’t that of someone who had just received great fortune.
Instead, he had a pensive expression.
Lee Jin-ah, who saw his expression, clicked his tongue.
“Well, since you betrayed Park Yong-wan, you’ll certainly have to pay the price now.”
This was because Kim Woo-jin had accepted the Lightning King’s offer, as well as the skill page.
“If Park Yong-wan found out about it, he would definitely cause a ruckus.”
That meant that he had betrayed Park Yong-wan.
“Ah, not that I’d tell Park Yong-wan about it. Absolutely. Lee Jin-ah is a man who would never sell out his friends. Of course, a guy who scams me out of my money is definitely not my friend. For example, if I had to buy a meal, a friend would never decide to get something expensive like caviar.”
If Park Yong-wan found out about this, there was no guarantee that he would leave Kim Woo-jin alone.
“In any case, you’d be in trouble. Park Yong-wan wouldn’t rest until he sees your corpse with his own eyes.”
It was almost certain that he would take action against him.
Kim Woo-jin also knew this fact.
“It’s not difficult.”
And he had prepared countermeasures for that as well.
“We can tell Park Yong-wan about this deal.”
Kim Woo-jin intended to tell Park Yong-wan about what had happened that day and that he had accepted the deal.
“What do you mean?”
“My relationship with Park Yong-wan currently is similar to that of a large company and a subcontractor. It’s based on profit, not loyalty. As long as I can guarantee Park Yong-wan’s interests, he won’t cut off our deal.”
If he told Park Yong-wan about it, he would certainly understand.
“Well, he’d definitely try to get rid of me someday.”
Of course, although he understood, that didn’t mean he would leave Kim Woo-jin alone.
As Kim Woo-jin had said, Park Yong-wan would one day try to deal with him.
But Kim Woo-jin didn’t pay too much attention to it.
‘It doesn’t matter.’
Betrayal only hurts when it is done by someone you trust, not by someone you don’t.
In other words, Park Yong-wan wasn’t the reason why Kim Woo-jin was pensive at that moment.
‘The Lightning King is a very suspicious man.’
The reason was the Lightning King.
As far as Kim Woo-jin knew, he wasn’t someone who offered trades easily.
This could be seen just by the way the Lightning King had hidden his intentions while dealing with Kim Woo-jin this time.
During the satellite call, he had said he wasn’t interested, then he sent Shakira in his stead.
This was what Kim Woo-jin had expected.
However, the Lightning King had then appeared in person and made an unconventional offer to Kim Woo-jin.
It was possible.
‘There has to be a reason.’
But he wouldn’t have done it without a reason.
If so, what was the reason?
That was what Kim Woo-jin was currently pondering with a solemn expression.
However, no matter how much he pondered, he could not think of a reason.
‘What the hell is it?’
Suddenly, one of his phones began vibrating.
“Is it brother Se-chan?”
It was a call from Oh Se-chan.
Kim Woo-jin picked up the cellphone, and Lee Jin-ah walked over to him when he saw that.
“I don’t like the rice here, ask Se-chan to send some kimchi. If you tell him ‘Isaac Ivanov’s gift’, he’ll send it without a peep. Make sure it’s mature kimchi. Let’s make Kimchi Jjigae.”
Ignoring him, Kim Woo-jin pressed the call button and put the phone to his ear.
Then he heard Oh Se-chan’s voice.
-Breaking news. There’s been a terrorist attack in Paris.
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