KH Chapter 24
Kill the Hero Chapter 24
TL: Uncle Choi
The options on the Orc Champion’s scimitar were simply brilliant.
The price of such an item was enough to buy an entire building next to a downtown mall in Korea. It was also enough to get players to enter the dungeon at a risk to their lives.
But those details were of no importance to Kim Woo-jin.
All he cared about was whether or not the sword could cut the Orc Champion’s body. Kuk!
Before his helpless situation, the Orc Champion could only scream in his appalling state.
However, he didn’t even have enough strength left to scream.
Effects such as these were conveyed to the other party every minute of the battle.
Nevertheless, the Orc Champion did not run away.
Because he was a champion.
The Orc Champion fought despite knowing there was a high probability of imminent death.
The bloody Orc Champion rushed toward Kim Woo-jin. He tried to fight this last battle till the end.
Kim Woo-jin’s strategy against the Orc Champion’s action was simple.
‘This is it.’
Not fighting directly.
That was all it was.
Against the charging Orc Champion, Kim Woo-jin just kept dodging and dodging with quick steps. He didn’t play along with the Orc Champion’s final attempt.
He didn’t need to take risks for a better, more monumental victory.
‘Die like this.’
Kim Woo-jin was that kind of player.
Just like that, the Orc Champion hunt came to an end.
Upon receiving the notification signaling the end of the battle, Kim Woo-jin let out a long sigh for the first time in a while.
His tension slightly loosened.
‘My goal has been achieved.’
Meanwhile, skeleton soldiers with bows in their hands began to gather around Kim Woo-jin.
‘It was bigger than I expected.’
If there was another harvest this time, it was that the skeleton soldiers performed way better than had he had expected, even with a bow.
That was why there was also regret.
‘If only their specs were little higher…’
It was regrettable that they did not have the hardware to match their excellent software.
There was one more regret.
‘Using blood poisoning is also way too restrictive.’
To capture the Orc Champion, Kim Woo-jin consumed most of the blood that he had steadily accumulated.
‘I really need bloodsucking.’
Blood was something that he could not simply take out anytime he wanted, which naturally left something to be desired in this area due to its high degree of limitation.
‘My other option is to raise the skill rank of blood poisoning so that it is more potent.’
At that moment.
A new notification was heard.
It was an alert informing Kim Woo-jin, who demonstrated that his halo was the best amidst countless players. The halo decided to reward him with a gift.
‘The other players will hear bitter words.’
It was also a reminder that other players were being scolded by their halo.
Upon receiving the news, Kim Woo-jin searched around.
Instead of leaving the battlefield after his thoughts, Kim Woo-jin decided to unravel his new gifts.
He checked his new achievement and skill.
Then he summoned the catalogue he received as his reward.
A thin booklet appeared in front of Kim Woo-jin, and Kim Woo-jin took possession of the book.
At that moment, golden light began to shoot around Kim Woo-jin’s hand.
It was the appearance of a unique.
‘To think such a day would come.’
After encountering such unexpected luck, Kim Woo-jin quickly looked at the shining page.
Ruler of the Battlefield!
‘A skill that’s worth a hundred billion won appeared in my hand.’
Before returning to the past, it was a skill famous for its worth.
It was worth 100 billion won, or to be exact, 100 million dollars.
On January 1, 2025, when Sotheby held an item auction for the first time in its history, the skill page appeared, and the bid started at 1 million dollars.
Then one young man, who had bid all the way up to 100 million dollars, finally won the skill page after a gruelling competition.
‘It was the first time that Johann Georg’s face was seen.’
That was the first time that Johann Georg showed up at an official event.
Actually, his identity as King of the Undead was revealed much later, long after the auction.
Anyway, since then, the Ruler of the Battlefield skill was nicknamed the $100 million lotto. ‘It was terrifying.’
Of course, in the past, it was a $100 million nightmare for Kim Woo-jin.
This skill, just like the skill effect had said, strengthened the summoner’s summons based on the number of enemies they killed.
Kim Woo-jin, who investigated Johann Georg, concluded that the it could increase the strength of a summon by at least three times.
‘Nobody could fight him in a high floor dungeon.’
Skills like this became extremely powerful when it came to dungeons with a higher number of floors.
Since the higher the dungeon was, the more monsters there would be for people to hunt.
The skeleton soldiers were manageable.
Skeleton soldiers were, however, treated like a consumable.
‘On the other hand, monsters like the death knights were…’
The problem came from powerful summons, such as death knights, skeletal dragons, and golems.
When monsters like death knights could repeatedly strengthen themselves by killing their enemies, their strength transcended common sense.
This was one of the reasons why he did not hesitate to choose to fight against the King of Undead all by himself.
That kind of skill was in his hand.
Now, there was an opportunity for Kim Woo-jin to give his enemies the same nightmare that had to suffer through.
Naturally, Kim Woo-jin tore the skill without hesitation.
A delightful notice was heard.
The announcement lead to a change in the burning eyes of the skeleton soldiers.
Their burning eyes which used to give off a white light began to glow with redness.
Now, the eyes will turn even redder as the effects of their kills are accumulated on the battlefield, and the skeleton soldiers will give Kim Woo-jin more confidence in them.
Kim Woo-jin was satisfied with the development.
‘This should have given them enough time.’
Satisfied, he moved on to the next step.
‘Now it’s time to hunt the observers.’
Kim Woo-jin began tracking the eyes that were watching him.
“Do not back down!”
While the fierce battle between the orcs and the players were taking place.
An alert was issued to all players at the same time, announcing the death of the Orc Champion. “What?”
“What the fuck?”
Something that should not happen, and could not happen, happened. This fact made everyone freak out. Or so some thought.
‘What is it? Is it a hidden camera?’
‘I heard an apparition.’
They thought they heard it wrong.
However, when they were reprimanded with complaints from their respective halos, no one dismissed what they heard as nonsense.
“Shit! Who the fuck was it?”
“Which bastard killed it?”
Everyone’s attention naturally began to focus on the identity of the party that hunted the Orc Champion.
But at this point, they couldn’t just wander around searching for the party that hunted the Orc Champion and chase them down.
‘We need to know who killed the Orc Champion to make a trade, or threaten them…’
‘Damn, I hope the scouts didn’t miss this…’
Their last hope laid on the separate search party that were tracking the movements of the Orc Champion and his group of orcs.
That was Lee Young-wook’s role.
His halo, Silent Hunter, was far more suited for gathering information in the shadows rather than being out in the battlefield.
‘Fuck, how is that possible?’
He was lucky enough to see the player who hunted the Orc Champion.
Of course, he was not pleased with what he knew.
‘Damn it, will they believe me?’
Rather than being happy, he was concerned with whether or not his colleagues would believe what he said.
How could he expect his colleagues to believe what he said when even he couldn’t believe what he saw?
‘This is going to be troublesome. How will I explain this to the guild?’
However, Lee Young-wook, who got this information, immediately went to return to his teammates.
‘Let’s return first.’
He moved slowly and silently to escape from the surrounding groups of orcs.
A sound suddenly burst forth from his mouth.
It was due to an arrow that came out of nowhere.
An arrow stuck to Lee Young-wook’s butt.
Faced with such a dilemma, Lee Young-wook bit his lips to hold back his screams.
Unfortunately, he couldn’t help but walk like a duck.
‘Who was it?’
Lee Young-wook looked around with tears of pain.
Once again, an arrow came, and impaled Lee Young-wook’s shoulder.
Fortunately, this time he was able to avoid a fatal injury thanks to his pauldron.
However, Lee Young-wook was not reassured by this fact.
Rather, he couldn’t be relieved.
He realized that the arrow on his shoulder began to move like a snake and tighten around his neck.
Snake Arrow, a stealthy hunting skill only given to those who have the Silent Hunter as their halos, choked Lee Young-wook’s neck in an instant.
Lee Young-wook moved his hand to tear it off.
However, the assassin did not spare such an opening for Lee Young-wook.
Arrows flew repeatedly, forcing Lee Young-wook to finally kneel before the 9th arrow.
Some time after that, the assassin revealed himself.
The assassin, who was wearing a mask to cover his face, appeared silently and immediately approached Lee Young-wook who collapsed not long ago.
As soon as he verified that he was dead, he took out his arrows one by one.
‘All I have to do now is to throw the body at the orcs and it will be done.’
The only thing left to do was to throw the body at the orcs in order to completely eliminate the evidence.
It was a relatively easy job for him since he had been doing this for a while now.
‘Anyway… I wonder how they’re going take care of him?’
That’s why the man had a different thought in his mind.
At that moment.
One arrow flew out of nowhere and stuck in the man’s spine.
The man screamed and fell forward.
He heard a notice in his ear.
It was an alert notifying him that the hunting dog was here.