KH Chapter 22
Kill the Hero Chapter 22
TL: Uncle Choi
The place where hundreds of orcs lived was unbelievably desolate.
High rising trees were broken, cut, or crushed. Holes and bones of both animals and monsters were littered all over the place.
But most of all, what made the area feel so desolate was the terrifying killing intent of hundreds of orcs.
Cries of orcs, which saturated the colony with a dense killing intent, made it so that no other organism would want to settle in their vicinity.
At the center of a group of orcs, there was a lifeless corpse of an orc.
The eyes of orcs looking at the decapitated body were filled with murderous, bloody intent.
Of course, they weren’t giving off such a bloody pressure due to their bonds and feelings of companionship with the dead orc.
What made the orcs react so fiercely was the threat materialized before their eyes.
It was the fact that they also could become a lump of meat that stimulated their killing intent.
Among this group of orcs, the one that gave off the strongest bloodthirsty intent was their leader, the Orc Champion.
Finding the boss was not difficult.
Orc Champions were usually two heads taller than the average orc, and wore a black tooth necklace. Unless the person in question was blind, anyone would be able to distinguish between the two.
Even a blind man could distinguish the Orc Champion from the rest of the colony.
The Orc Champion’s killing intent was so great that even other orcs would not dare to approach it.
The Orc Champion expressed his anger.
His scream tore through the entire orc colony, staggering all the orcs in the vicinity.
All the orcs started coming out of the colony with their weapons in perfect order.
It wasn’t because they were ordered to.
Everyone hurriedly left the colony because they didn’t want to die like a dog by being near the angered Orc Champion.
The Orc Champion also joined the scene.
As soon as the Orc Champion let out a horrible grunt at a nearby soldier, the subordinate immediately handed over the sword he had on him.
It was a scimitar that befit the size of an Orc Champion.
The Orc Champion left the camp right after receiving the sword.
He intended to relieve his anger with blood.
Three subordinate orcs attended the Orc Champion side to side as they advanced.
At the same time, a man went into action.
A monster among monsters.
He was terrifying to the extent that even orcs, who were of the same race, were afraid to stand near him.
Enemies appeared in front of this very monster whose roar would scare off any beast.
It was none other than the skeleton soldiers.
The skeleton soldiers, which were summoned by using the bodies of orcs as sacrifices, carried blunt swords and shields that appeared to have been used before they died.
That was enough explanation.
Rather, there was no time for further explanation.
It was because the battle began as soon as the skeleton soldiers appeared.
It was only natural.
There were battles throughout the forest, and his people were dying.
Under such circumstances, there was no reason to negotiate with something that was blocking its way.
Although it was in his instincts to leave everything in his sights half-dead, the skeleton soldiers in front of them were made out of orcs.
Orcs, however, would have never been labeled as monsters if they were capable making such a rational judgment when facing foes made out of their own kind.
With the Orc Champion standing in front of them, skeleton soldiers also prepared for battle.
The appearance of skeleton soldiers was unusual.
The skeleton soldiers were waiting for the Orc Champion to come.
It is a necessary quality for a hunting dog to fearlessly pounce at a prey like a wolf, but only the crazy ones would blindly rush at a tiger.
It was a form of proof that the skeleton soldiers’ owner was an excellent hunting dog.
In other words, the Orc Champion was a terrifying, terrifying monster.
It’s size wasn’t much different from a troll, but it was a horrifying monster that one would not dare to compare with a troll!
To be honest, the outcome of the battle was already set.
As evidence, the Orc Champion quickly finished a skeleton soldier in an instant with its first blow.
It was due to the inability of the skeleton soldier to avoid such a swift and powerful blow. Furthermore, the Orc Champion’s sword was not an ordinary sword.
The sword did not suit its large body, it was a scimitar that was more appropriate for a human to use. It wasn’t something one could handle by simply blocking.
In fact, although the scimitar the skeleton soldier was carrying was crude, even the shield was cut down along with the skeleton soldier’s body.
The skeleton soldiers knew they were clearly outmatched.
They proceeded further while taking advantage of that fact.
They, who even used their owner as a bait, and were willing to stall for time and create a gap by sacrificing one of their colleagues.
Afterwards, they all slashed their swords during the opening.
The moment one of the skeleton soldiers was hit, the remaining four skeleton soldiers left scars on the Orc Champion’s body at the same time.
The Orc Champion vented his anger over the result.
Of course, the wounds were not deep.
It was as if someone was trying to leave a mark on a tree to leave directions.
The wounds were visible, but such scratches had little to no effect on a big tree.
Nevertheless, the skeleton soldiers did not give up.
Afterwards, they spread out and surrounded the Orc Champion. They went into formation and prepared for the next attack.
They intended to sacrifice one of them once again to create an opening and attack with the remaining three.
The Orcs Champion vented his anger after realizing their intentions.
He was angry at the skeleton soldiers who dared to reveal their teeth even after seeing his might.
It was an overwhelming, intense rage.
Even the orcs who were with him were so terrified that they could not help but step back from the battlefield.
However, such a roar did not work on the skeleton soldiers.
Naturally, a second skirmish took place.
It was the same as before.
The Orc Champion charged toward a skeleton soldier, narrowing the distance between the two and swung his weapon. Then the remaining three skeleton soldiers attempted to attack the Orc Champion.
After that, the Orc Champion went berserk.
He stopped wasting time venting his anger and immediately went after the next skeleton soldier.
He was literally on a rampage.
The skeleton soldiers were barely managing to stand against the Orc Champion.
The remaining three skeletons quickly launched their own attacks after avoiding the Orc Champion’s attacks.
A minute or so passed.
The Orc Champion’s body was covered in countless cuts.
And the skeleton soldiers’ bodies were crushed.
Only one skeleton soldier remained.
Of course, the skeleton soldier had no intention of escaping.
It still showed a will to fight with its fierce gaze.
The Orcs Champion also used everything at his disposal to ensure that the last skeleton soldier was finished.
Soon the Orcs Champion’s scimitar hit the last remaining skeleton.
At the same time, a hand axe flew out of nowhere and struck the Orc Champion’s neck.
The string that held together the Orc Champion’s necklace was cut.
Naturally, the necklace on the Orc Champion’s neck fell to the floor.
But at that moment, rather than worrying about the fallen necklace, the Orc Champion touched his throat in agony.
It was due to the poison.
From the Orc Champion’s perspective, he could only think about taking out the hand axe from his throat as soon as possible.
That’s how the gap was formed.
Kim Woo-jin found a chance to snatch the necklace from the Orc Champion!
Kim Woo-jin started to dash during the opening.
The fact that he was a monster among monsters was verifiable by the difficulty given for the A+ rank dungeon.
Furthermore, a dungeon capacity of 150 people indicated that 150 people were needed to kill the Orc Champion.
It was nigh near impossible to catch such a monster alone.
Unless, Kim Woo-jin suddenly had a 100 point increase in his constitution.
That was the reason.
That was why Kim Woo-jin decided to go for the Orc Lord’s Fang, not the Orc Champion.
And he prepared to catch his prey.
He waited for the disarray to come.
The 149 players searched up and down by hunting the orcs. Eventually, the Orc Champion would come out in response.
He waited and prepared.
Waiting for the moment the orcs would change their behavior and reveal the location of the Orc Champion as a result.
Waiting for the moment when the Orc Lord’s Fang would fall on the floor, when the hand axe severed the necklace as well as cutting the Orc Champion’s throat.
When all that was done, Kim Woo-jin did not hesitate.
Kim Woo-jin appeared at the right moment. He sprinted with all his might towards the Orc Champion.
With Kim Woo-jin’s appearance, the Orc Champion prepared for battle right away.
The scimitar repeatedly smashed the skeleton soldiers then swung downward toward Kim Woo-jin’s head.
Kim Woo-jin avoided the attack easily as if he had expected it.
He brushed past the Orc Champion as he avoided the attack.
At the same time, Kim Woo-jin grabbed a black fang about the same size as his forearm when it fell on the floor.
An exciting announcement was heard.
Pleasant announcements continued.
Immediately, Kim Woo-jin left the battlefield without looking back.
It was the end of the hunt.
The battlefield was filled with cries of people and orcs, a pungent aroma of blood, and soaring flames.
Somewhere in this battlefield was a man revelling over his beautiful hunt.
Orc Lord’s fang.
‘Its options are even better than I thought.’
The options on this item surpassed what Kim Woo-jin had imagined.
Among them, the power to allow the user to gain all the effects of the item just by possessing it went beyond his expectations.
Meaning… this indicated that the effects would be applied even if he kept the item in his inventory. This meant that once the ownership was decided, there was virtually no way to take it away by force.
Moreover, the effects of the Orc Lord’s Fang wasn’t over yet.
The total amount of stats that one would be granted in addition to the stats from the achievement by having this item exceeded common sense.
Kim Woo-jin gained more stats in his constitution from Orc Lord’s Fang alone than all the points he invested in from his level-ups.
The explosive spec-up that suddenly occurred was obvious, even to his eyes.
‘It was worth it to enter this dungeon at the cost of gaining attention from Park Yong-wan.’
He felt power coursing through his body.
Through this, Kim Woo-jin was now sure.
This is enough to kill the Orc Champion.
Now he had the ability to hunt the Orc Champion.
‘If I only had a decent weapon that could slash through his body.’