KH Chapter 27
Kill the Hero Chapter 27
TL: Uncle Choi
In boxing, a weight range consisted of around 2 to 3 kilograms, which made up 17 weight classes.
It wasn’t just because they wanted to create many titles.
17 weight classes were created because in a direct fight, 2 kilograms made a big difference.
In a battlefield, such a small difference could decide the outcome.
That was why.
The skeleton soldiers, who had their stats increased thanks to Kim Woo-jin’s supervision, were able to slaughter the orcs.
Ruler of the Battlefield.
Skeleton soldiers, who could already overwhelm the orcs without these effects, had their abilities increased by 45 percent. This made their confrontation against orcs look like a fight between a child and an adult. Moreover, All the items that the skeleton soldiers equipped right now were unique items.
They wielded frightening weapons that most players couldn’t buy due to the expensive price tags!
In front of a skeleton soldier wielding such a weapon, the only thing the orcs equipped with just normal items could do was to scream despite oozing with blood.
Furthermore, the skeletons soldiers, who found out that they were strong enough to demolish the orcs, became more reckless and started slaughtering them.
It was ridiculous to the point that he couldn’t help but admire.
‘I have no words to say.’
Kim Woo-jin’s currently felt as if he were attuned with nature.
There was hope. He expected a slight strengthening of the skeleton soldiers, but the outcome exceeded expectations. It was, of course, the newly acquired skill that was responsible for the result beyond expectations.
To think the effect of Ruler of the Battlefield would be so great.
He was able to understand why the King of Undead was willing to pay 100 million U.S. dollars, which was 100 billion won in Korean currency.
On the other hand, it gave him goosebumps.
‘As long as they can acquire proper defense stats now…’
If he could cover for the skeleton soldiers’ obvious weakness, their defenses, they would become monstrous.
In fact, there were several skills that could strengthen skeletal soldiers.
The normal rank skill, White Bone and the rare rank skill, Red Bone; there even was a top-grade unique rank skill, Black Bone!
Among them, the combat power of black skeleton soldiers strengthened by the Black Bone skill was unbelievable.
In addition to the skill, powerful rare or unique items that boasted formidable offensive power made fighting them a nightmare itself.
‘Every time I look back at my battle with him, the back of my neck feels creepy.’
Just imagining the experience of dealing with such a despairingly powerful individual made his blood run cold.
Such a power could now belong to Kim Woo-jin.
However, he didn’t plan on feeling satisfied with just that.
‘But it’s not enough.’
Kim Woo-jin knew better than anyone that although the skeleton soldiers were way stronger than he initially expected, his skeleton soldiers could not hunt who he really wanted.
‘In any case, I’m the only one who can kill him.’
In order to take a bite at the prey he longed for, he had to do it himself.
‘No point in dragging this any longer.’
So Kim Woo-jin pulled out his scimitar.
In a dungeon that had nothing left to obtain, he didn’t wish to waste time admiring the battles of his skeleton soldiers.
He intended to finish everything himself quickly.
Kim Woo-jin, who was determined to fight, took a deep breath.
It was a that moment.
He heard a notification.
It was a notification that informed Kim Woo-jin that he had hunted the thousandth orc.
Kim Woo-jin lightly chuckled after hearing that.
‘My luck is good.’
Frankly, he didn’t expect to hunt the 1,000th orc.
The battlefield was full of people who were intentionally grouping the orcs and killing them in a single swoop with area of effect spells to become the 1,000th orc hunter.
Under such circumstances, expecting Kim Woo-jin, who was just killing them one by one, to become the 1,000th orc hunter was like expecting to win the lotto after buying a hundred lotto tickets.
Kim Woo-jin was never the type to wish for such luck.
‘There’s no harm in getting it I guess.’
Of course, he wasn’t the kind to refuse such good luck either.
Kim Woo-jin immediately checked over his good fortune.
He checked over his dungeon reward and then the reward he got from his halo.
He immediately checked his last reward.
Then, a gold light welcomed Kim Woo-jin.
‘My luck is too good.’
The place where A+ rank dungeon appeared for the second time in Korea was silent. Broadcasting stations and newspaper office cars that had gathered around the dungeon gate were empty, and the number of soldiers who were guarding the gate was negligible as well.
Rather, the temporary parking lot where the players’ cars were parked was hotter than ever before.
“Woah! Next to it is a Bugatti!”
“Then what’s the car between them? Is it an amazing car? Like a car that transforms like a transformer?”
“No, that’s just a crappy car.”
The place was packed with expensive cars. Such a view was rarely seen, even at an international motor show. The collection was so dazzling that even those who weren’t interested in cars were surrounding the parking lot.
A lot more soldiers were guarding the parking lot rather than the dungeon gate itself.
It wasn’t unusual.
“It’s quiet around the gate.”
“Experts said that the dungeon clear would take at least 5 days. So there’s no reason to be interested about the gate when it’s been only 3 days so far.”
Although best of the best were equipped with powerful items, it was common sense that it would take at least 5 days to clear an A+ rank dungeon.
Which was why the only people around the gate were those who were just going for a walk.
That was true of the two men who passed the temporary parking lot and headed near dungeon gate.
“Anyway, the Chinese restaurant was really delicious.”
“Yeah, it was pretty good. I should remember the number.”
The two journalists headed to the dungeon gate more or less just to digest the jjajangmyeon they had recently eaten.
Soon the two reached the spot where the dungeon gate could be seen.
‘Anyway, a good rest today. The neighborhood will be in chaos starting tomorrow.’
The junior reporter nodded at his senior reporter’s words.
“It must be a hot topic to cover, right? Since the reporters and the broadcasters will rush in to interview the players.”
At his junior’s reply, the senior reporter smiled, causing the junior reporter to tilt his head questioningly.
“Is there something else?”
“When the dungeon is cleared we can’t even get near the players.”
A junior reporter queried.
“Is it that hard to talk to the players?”
Senior reporter shook his head.
“No, it’s because if you get wrapped up in a fight with the players, you might get killed.”
“You think that the players are going to fight?”
The junior reporter looked even more surprised.
“Try putting the most arrogant, talented guys in one place. It would be considered alright if they just hit and bit each other. Moreover, there’s only one gate. Imagine two dogs that fought against each other coming out of the same door. What do you think will happen? Do you think they will just laugh it off and come out smiling while shaking their hands?”
By the time they arrived at the gate, the senior reporter continued with a wry smile.
“Above all, they think they are chosen beings. They view average citizens like us as nothing but a slave or a commoner. There’s no way they will care about their surroundings.”
The senior reporter’s explanation was met only with a swallow.
As if that wasn’t enough, the junior reporter who swallowed his saliva let out a surprised sound. At the sound, the senior reporter grinned.
“How can you call yourself a reporter without any courage? Huh?”
“What’s wrong? Uh… huk!”
However, as soon as he looked in the direction his junior reporters pointed at, he let out the same noise.
“Dun, dungeon is cleared!”
Players. They started coming out of the gate.
Big event. When the A+ rank dungeon attack started, it was literally like a festival. Everyone thought the end would as colorful and hot as the beginning.
However, the atmosphere that came with clearing the dungeon was too cold to even speak.
31 talented stars who were each respected by their guilds were now in a position where even their bodies could not be recovered.
It was a result that no one even dared to think of.
A dungeon clear was achieved after many sacrifices. However, the dungeon reward was nowhere to be seen.
Furthermore, all the guilds that would normally have boasted about their heroic acts remained silent.
A commotion was inevitable.
The fact that the Messiah Guild was safe prevented the commotion from exploding.
“I’m going to go crazy.”
However, the commotion among the players and the guilds couldn’t help but explode.
“Damn it, how does it make sense that nobody knows what happened when a monster like the Orc Champion was killed?”
“What about the Messiah Guild? Maybe the Messiah Guild caught it?”
“Did a legendary appear, or did it not?
“Maybe they hid it cause a legendary appeared?”
An extremely sudden situation and unreasonably limited information did not even allow a hypothesis to be formed.
All the guilds that participated in the dungeon clear panicked.
“I better get going now.”
“I’ve finished writing the report, so I’ll start heading back now.”
During such a commotion, there was no one who cared about a player like Kim Woo-jin.
Was it even possible for someone in the world to guess that Kim Woo-jin captured the Orc Champion by himself and was hiding a legendary item?
“Thank you for your efforts.”
Of course, the dungeon support staff did not stop Kim Woo-jin.
All that left was for Kim Woo-jin to get enough gas money from dungeon support staff to travel from Seoul to Busan.
It was at that moment.
“Hey! Hey! There’s an announcement!”
“What’s going on?”
Something that could stop Kim Woo-jin from leaving by grabbing his ankle appeared.
“Park Shin-hye! Park Shin-hye from Messiah Guild is coming here!”
Successor of Hansung Group that was the largest supporter of Messiah Guild, and the second highest-level player in Korea!
‘Park Shin-hye is coming here in person?’
The appearance of the woman who was kind enough to tell Lee Se-joon to let him out of his misery when Kim Woo-jin was on the brink of death, was unexpected.
‘Park Shin-hye has never came here before I return to the past. She was with Lee Se-joon in Seoul, and when the Orc Lord’s Fang was obtained by Messiah Guild, it was handed over to Lee Se-joon and she was beside him.’
Even for Kim Woo-jin, who returned to the past, such situation was unexpected.
It made Kim Woo-jin smile.
Skull Guild and Yamato Federation, it proved that they were one of the many tails Park Shin-hye spread out in the world.
It was a smile a hunting dog would make after seeing the tail of its prey.