Kill The Hero – Chapter 213 – Overrun (1)
“What the hell are you doing?”
Instead of answering, Kim Woo-jin bit a well done piece of grilled meat off a skewer and chewed it.
The juices of the lizard meat filled his mouth with flavor.
Lee Jin-ah, who had already ripped through a mountain of skewers glared at Kim Woo-jin who took just one of them, but he soon forgot that as he asked the question that had been plaguing him for a long time.
“This isn’t jungle book, what kind of man knows the forest better than animals?”
That was the extent of Kim Woo-jin’s familiarity with Amazon Rainforest’s environment.
Their immediate disappearance was the greatest proof of this.
In a place like the Amazon Rainforest, filled with numerous hunters with advanced weapons, the two of them had escaped without a single scratch.
Their condition was also extremely good, with a few dirt stains on their pants being the only indicators of where they were.
This was also proof that the two of them hadn’t even had to fight anyone yet.
It defied common sense.
Of course, something like this wasn’t very hard for Kim Woo-jin.
‘This kind of chase is like a game among children.’
Kim Woo-jin had spent years in places filled with monsters and hostile players similar to the Amazon Rainforest.
It wasn’t just that.
He’d lived in such a world while going against supreme predators like the King of Undead, the Dragon Slayer, The Lightning King, Trinity and the Swordsman. (TL: The author used ‘검객-Swordsman’ here instead of ‘검성-Sword Saint’ so I’m not sure if it was just a slip or if it’s actually a different person)
And he’d survived.
So for Kim Woo-jin, the pursuers in the Amazon Rainforest were nothing more than a group of children, to put it bluntly.
What’s more, the abilities Kim Woo-jin had now, far surpassed those that he’d had in the past.
When he transformed into a Vampire, he was able to see every creature that had blood in a certain range, and with Horus’ Eyes, he was able to see anything that might have been hidden.
Honestly, they didn’t even need to escape.
If Kim Woo-jin wanted to kill those chasing them, he could have done so without leaving a trace.
“By the way, why are you being so passive? Wouldn’t killing them be more eye-catching?”
Lee Jin-ah was also wondering about something else.
It wouldn’t matter if he killed a few hunters in the Amazon Rainforest.
In fact, it would be even better.
The hunters would certainly become more defensive if they realise that they had become the prey.
Kim Woo-jin answered his question.
“We don’t need to catch the Lightning King’s attention like that.”
After saying that, Kim Woo-jin pulled out a note wrapped in plastic from his pocket.
“What’s that? You’ve been putting them in trees for a while. Are they letters for Se-chan?”
“No, these are from Kim Woo-jin to the Lightning King.”
“The Lightning King?”
“This is the only way for Kim Woo-jin to lead him to Isaac Ivanov.”
“Hah, that’s good, I guess. I thought you were telling brother Se-chan the dinner menu.”
Lee Jin-ah helplessly stuck his tongue out at Kim Woo-jin’s words.
Then, Lee Jin-ah, who had finally grasped the situation, asked.
“Not Se-chan, the Lightning King? Haven’t you been leaving a trail this entire time?”
Didn’t Kim Woo-jin’s words mean that he was giving the pursuers from the Lightning King information?
“I’ve been doing that consistently.”
In fact, Kim Woo-jin had been steadily leaving traces, like breadcrumbs for Hansel and Gretel to follow.
Lee Jin-ah had thought it was for Oh Se-chan before, so he hadn’t paid much attention to it.
“Isn’t that dangerous?”
No matter how skilled he was, it was still dangerous for Kim Woo-jin to leave such traces.
After all, there was a large difference from finding a clue every now and then to finding traces steadily.
With that information, the pursuer would be able to draw a line of movement, and if they knew their line of movement, they could then go ahead of them to catch them.
Most importantly, this isn’t a dungeon.
No matter how good Kim Woo-jin was, it was impossible for him to hide from infrared sensors that could be used as much as the pursuers liked.
Moreover, with drones, the pursuers would be able to completely ignore the terrain.
“It is dangerous.”
Kim Woo-jin knew these facts better than anyone else.
After all, it would be impossible for him not to after fleeing for his life from thousands of drones.
“We’ll get caught tomorrow.”
He expected that if the chase continued as it was, by tomorrow, they would be faced with a siege they would not be able to escape from.
“That’s why we’re entering a dungeon today.”
That was why he intended to enter a dungeon that very same day.
When he heard that, Lee Jin-ah picked up a skewer and said.
“Then this will be the last meal I enjoy in reality.”
Then, with a sense of duty, he began devouring the skewers at a fast rate.
The skewers magically disappeared as if a spell had been cast.
Kim Woo-jin, who saw this, got up and said.
“Did you enjoy your last meal?”
“I’m not really satisfied because I haven’t had any dessert yet, but where would I find sweet fruits? Are there any coconuts around here? I also like mangoes and watermelons.”
After hearing his playful remark and seeing him pat his stomach, Kim Woo-jin pondered for a moment before finally saying.
“I saw a papaya tree on our way here, I’ll get it for you. It’s wild though, so I can’t guarantee the taste.”
When he heard that, Lee Jin-ah quickly stood to his feet with an extremely shocked and cautious expression.
“Y-, you are really going to give me dessert?”
“If it’s for your last meal, I can do that much.”
Only then did Lee Jin-ah realise.
The next dungeon that Kim Woo-jin intended to attack didn’t seem to be one where he would be able to laze around like last time.
It might really be a terrifying place which meant that this meal might actually be his last.
“A-, are you serious?”
This also meant that the dungeon would be more dangerous than the dungeon they’d just cleared.
In other words, a dungeon more difficult than an A+ rank 5 Floor dungeon.
And there was only one dungeon like that.
Kim Woo-jin nodded to answer Lee Jin-ah’s question.
“Wa-, wait a minute!”
However, Lee Jin-ah was so shocked he couldn’t help but shout out.
“What do you mean 6 Floors!?”
“We could attack a 5 Floor dungeon, but any dungeon below B rank would be a waste since we wouldn’t get any legendary items. It would be an inefficient waste of two weeks.”
For Kim Woo-jin who intended to spend his time as efficiently as possible, there was no need to attack a low ranked 5 Floor dungeon.
For Kim Woo-jin, this was a valid reason, but of course for Lee Jin-ah, it couldn’t be more ridiculous.
“Hey, we’re not even level 150!”
Currently, Kim Woo-jin was level 135, and Lee Jin-ah was level 129.
“At our level, we should still be attacking 4 Floor dungeons!”
Considering the fact that the highest level that could enter 4 Floor dungeons was 140, it was already insane for normal players that they were attacking 5 Floor dungeons.
And in 5 Floor dungeons, the highest level that could enter them was level 180.
In other words, this meant that the players who attacked 6 Floor dungeons were usually over level 180.
In truth, 6 Floor dungeons were the stages for level 200 players.
They were places where top guild masters like Park Yong-wan were active!
“It’s possible for us to clear it.”
However, Kim Woo-jin had confidence in their attack.
And he had evidence.
“For one, our attack power is sufficient.”
One of the reasons was that their combat power had long surpassed anyone else on their level.
In particular, when Kim Woo-jin went into battle, the strength he showed was in no way lacking when compared to a level 200 player.
“Our ability to collect information far surpasses any other party.”
In addition, their ability to perfectly obtain information without needing to take risks, perfectly covered the shortcomings of there being only two of them.
In other words, there was no reason why they wouldn’t be able to hunt the monsters in a 6 Floor dungeon.
“And finally, as long as the tank works hard, there’s nothing we can’t do.”
As long as the tank could buy enough time.
That fact made Lee Jin-ah’s face turn white.
Kim Woo-jin tapped Lee Jin-ah’s shoulder as he said.
“I’ll get the papaya for you. No, cacao would probably be better. Don’t you like chocolate?”
Turbulent times created heroes.
And with that being the case, 2024 was the perfect year for heroes to be born.
At that moment, the atmosphere caused by the terrorist attack against the Esprit Guild was not enough to call it turbulent.
[The Special Player Protection Act is pending!]
However, the chaos started when the Special Player Protection Act, which had been proposed after the attack on the Esprit Guild, failed to pass legislation in the French parliament.
[The European Guild Federation resolves to hold a general strike!]
[77% of French Guilds join the strike!]
[The Esprit Guild, “We want protection!”]
A massive strike was held by the European players.
These guilds’ declaration of a strike, which was made during a time of strife, was enough to cause panic not only in Europe but also the rest of the world.
-Damn those player bastards for threatening us with this!
-This proves that it is too dangerous to give such benefits to these ridiculous bastards!
-But won’t we be in danger if we don’t give in?
It was a turbulent situation that could be overcome by normal people.
[Johann’s Georg’s team successfully attacks!]
[They cleared a 5 Floor dungeon in 18 days!]
[Johann Georg’s team achieves the new record for the shortest time to clear a 5 Floor dungeon!]
And for these people, the news of Johann Georg’s team clearing a dungeon was hope in itself.’
-Oh my God, a new record!
-18 days? For a 5 Floor dungeon?
-He’s such a ridiculous monster. Where did this monster come from?
They cleared a 5 Floor dungeon in the shortest time!
The world was astonished by his ridiculous results.
[Johann Georg’s party attacks a new dungeon!]
[Three consecutive dungeon attacks!]
But the world was even more shocked at the news that followed.
-He headed into another one? Consecutively?
-Is it even possible to attack three dungeons consecutively?
-That speed is ridiculous.
Even though him clearing a 5 Floor dungeon, where people could earn fame and fortune just by attacking them, in the shortest time was shocking, entering a third dungeon without rest defied common sense.
It was something that only those who defied common sense could do.
-Johann Georg, maybe a new savior has been born.
ㄴThat doesn’t seem too far from the truth
ㄴ Regardless of whether he’s a savior or not, even the Messiah Guild couldn’t attack dungeons like this. We have to at least admit that.
It was the moment when a new hero had emerged in the turbulent world.
When this happened, the world began wondering about its other hero.
-What about Isaac Ivanov?
-Has there been any news about Isaac Ivanov these days?
What was Isaac Ivanov doing now?
And the question was answered.
“Isaac Ivanov is dead.”
As he said this to his subordinates, Oh Se-chan’s expression was very serious.
The faces of his subordinates were also serious.
This wasn’t something that one should talk about while eating ramen at night.
“How is that for a title?”
Regardless, Oh Se-chan continued talking.
“If we try to play the media in a sloppy way, it’ll never work. Let’s just announce that he’s dead. And then, when he appears later, won’t everyone be excited?”
After saying this, Oh Se-chan smiled.
“And maybe we’ll get some nice gifts for announcing his death. Do you think anyone would send Yukgaejang(1) as a gift? I haven’t had Yukgaejang and rice in a long time.”
His subordinates couldn’t help but think.
‘I thought it was strange when he decided to boil several different flavors of ramen together but…’
‘I think he might have gone crazy since no one has sent any gifts to Isaac Ivanov in a long time.’
‘In his current condition, boss…’
Oh Se-chan was a person who would really do a ridiculous thing like he’d just mentioned.
Fortunately, this situation didn’t last for long.
“I got it!”
An employee brought Oh Se-chan some good news.
“I got the Lich Summoning skill!”
When he heard that, Oh Se-chan put the empty ramen bowl on the ground.
“Really? How? Was someone actually selling that?”
“Some European brokers put up some of the things they had to get a feel for the market.”
Oh Se-chan clenched his fist when he heard that.
‘The Lich Summoning skill would certainly be a great help!’
There was no reason not to get excited about an item that would give them even more of an advantage.
Suddenly, another subordinate rushed in.
The look on the subordinate’s face let everyone know that they had bad news.
“What is it?”
“Ki-, Kim Woo-jin left us a note.”
He wasn’t surprised by that since they had agreed to the note beforehand.
“Then why is your face like that? Was there bad news in the message? Did he see the card statement? Did someone check the accounts?”
“That… they’re entering a 6 Floor dungeon.”
At the number 6, Oh Se-chan tilted his head slightly before he shot to his feet and shouted in horror.
It wasn’t just Oh Se-chan.
All of the subordinates who were eating ramen looked up in shock.
‘By 6 Floor, is it the 6 Floor I think it is?’
‘Oh my God, didn’t they recently enter 5 Floors for the first time?’
‘If they attack a 6 Floor dungeon…’
The word ‘6 Floor’ didn’t just represent a dungeon of high difficulty.
In the end, a subordinate couldn’t help but ask.
“Why did they enter a 6 Floor dungeon?”
For a player who’d entered 5 Floor dungeons for the first time just a few months before, them entering a 6 Floor dungeon was like a person who’d just gotten their driver’s license going to a race track and expecting to win.”
Naturally, there was no way Kim Woo-jin would do such a crazy thing for no reason.
Oh Se-chan began to think.
‘What’s the reason?’
Then someone said.
“Isn’t he doing it to level up?”
“Isn’t it an Overrun?” (TL: Overrun feels a bit weird to me, but the hangul is ‘오버런’)
This was an act of trying to level up quickly by attacking a dungeon much higher than the player.
This was commonly used by large guilds when they raised promising prospects. It was done by equipping a low level player with many items that only had a level 1 requirement, and placing them in a 3 Floor dungeon together with capable players.
In addition, this method was proven to help players level up faster.
“There’s never been a case of overrunning in a 6 Floor dungeon.”
Of course, no one had ever dared to use a 6 Floor dungeon to overrun.
Only then did Oh Se-chan realise something.
“Get ready for a press play.”
“That Isaac Ivanov is dead?”
These words frightened Oh Se-chan so much that he anxiously shouted at his subordinates.
“Hey, why the hell would you say something like that?!”
“That he will confront Johann Georg.”
Oh Se-chan explained as his subordinates expressed their confusion.
“Johann Georg definitely wants to kill Kim Woo-jin, so we will provoke him until he gets impatient.”
1. Yukgaejang or spicy beef soup is a spicy, soup-like Korean dish made from shredded beef with scallions and other ingredients, which are simmered together for a long time.)
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