Kill the Hero – Chapter 47
3 Days after the start of the Test.
A huge man appeared in front of a distorted gate. It was Lee Jin-ah with his easily noticeable figure, only he now had an odd expression on his face instead of the usual confident expression.
If someone were to describe Lee Jin-ah’s face at that moment, they’d say he looked like someone who’d seen a ghost. At that moment, another man appeared behind Lee Jin-ah, it was Kim Woo-jin.
When he saw Kim Woo-jin, Lee Jin-ah’s expression became worse as he really couldn’t understand what happened.
‘This doesn’t make sense.’
Lee Jin-ah couldn’t help but recall what happened in the past hour or so. Everything happened so fast that it felt like it only took a few minutes.
Not long ago, when Lee Jin-ah and Kim Woo-jin arrived on the second floor, Kim Woo-jin immediately summoned his skeletons and started hunting the Black Werewolves. An hour had not even passed when Lee Jin-ah heard notifications in his ear.
[Black Werewolf hunted complete.]
[The Dungeon has been cleared.]
The dungeon clear notification had appeared.
‘He killed all the Black Werewolves in less than an hour?’
It was hard to believe.
‘Black Werewolves aren’t very strong, but at least they are very hard to catch.’
Black Werewolves were monsters that were usually very hard to handle. Not only did they have high strength, but they were also very cunning.
‘There was even a boss!’
In particular, a pack of Black Werewolves that had a boss was even harder to handle. Whenever a monster evolves to become a boss, they receive a very large boost in power and they are no longer comparable to normal monsters.
Boss level Black Werewolves were cunning enough to use their members as sacrifices if they found themselves in an unfavorable position. They would then return with a larger number and start a vicious war if they weren’t killed all at once.
What’s more, Black Werewolves were known for their speed and agility, so if they ran away, they were very hard to chase.
However Kim Woo-jin had hunted such a pack of Black Werewolves in less than an hour.
‘The hell? Did he use a nuclear bomb?’
That meant that within one hour, he managed to find a trail, track them down, set up an ambush, execute the ambush and annihilate them.
No, he did more than that. Kim Woo-jin started taking Black Werewolf hides from his inventory, showing that he even had time to skin them after he killed them, all within an hour.
‘Is this guy really some kind of monster?’
It was this moment that the small bit of hostility that Lee Jin-ah still had toward Kim Woo-jin in his heart, slowly went away.
On the other hand Kim Woo-jin didn’t even glance at Lee Jin-ah beside him, instead he started counting the hides he’d taken out.
‘Black Werewolf fur is a very expensive material, so if I have this much…’
With that thought, he continued counting his harvest from the dungeon.
Only after that did he finally accept his final reward for the dungeon.
Kim Woo-jin opened his catalogue to see the gains he got for defeating the Black Werewolf boss and completing the dungeon. The catalogue appeared and started shining with golden light.
Lee Jin-ah suddenly grabbed his stomach as a moan escaped his lips as he saw this sight.
“Oh my stomach…damn it, I’m so mad.”
Lee Jin-ah’s face was much worse than when he fought off those thousand Kobolds, but Kim Woo-jin ignored him as he looked towards the glowing catalogue with a smile on his face.
– Requires: Emissary of the Underworld
– Required Level: Level 25+
– Effect: Emits an aura that can buff or debuff those in it’s range. Range increase as skill rank increases
‘I’m pretty lucky.’
He didn’t have to think to know it’s usefulness as he could immediately recall how difficult it was to deal with the Undead summoned by the King of the Underworld when he used this skill.
Of course Kim Woo-jin learned it without hesitation.
[You have learned the skill Aura Field.]
“This goddamn good luck. I never got such a unique skill as a catalogue reward…”
When he saw the golden glow, Lee Jin-ah couldn’t help but grumble under his breath. It was then.
The beauty who had brought Lee Jin-ah to Kim Woo-jin before arrived in front of them breathlessly. As she looked at the two, the surprise she felt was clearly visible.
“Fa-, that was so fast!”
She had never thought that they could clear the dungeon in three days. Her reaction was to be expected, as while it wasn’t impossible to clear a dungeon within 2 or 3 days, it was usually done with a team of about 30 players.
It was then that she remembered an important item had arrived. She turned to Kim Woo-jin
“Your order has arrived, do you want to receive it now?”
Another smile appeared on Kim Woo-jin’s face as he touched the stone necklace on his neck.
In a dungeon, the more floors it has, the stronger the monsters you will find there. For example, in 5 Floor dungeons, it was easy to find monsters that couldn’t be hurt by small firearms. Even monsters that couldn’t be hurt by large firearms could be found.
As for 6 Floor dungeons there were monsters there that were capable of withstanding a missile attack. In other words, these monsters were strong enough to endure even some of the strongest weapons used by humanity. The power of these monsters had long since transcended common sense.
An example of these monsters was the Golden Dragon, which sometimes appears as the boss monster in 5 Floor and above dungeons. A single one of it’s dragon scales was capable of deflecting bullets and was highly resistant to heat. It was often exaggerated that you could walk on lava if you had boots made of Golden Dragon leather.
When the first Golden Dragon was hunted, everyone was interested in getting it’s leather. At that time everyone’s eyes were on the team of hunters, wondering what history changing item they would make with its hide.
But it wasn’t the skin of the Golden Dragon that changed history.
‘It wasn’t easy to get this gastric juice of a Golden Dragon…’
The thing that changed history was the golden liquid inside a wooden barrel that Kim Woo-jin held in his hands, the Golden Dragon’s gastric juices.
‘This will help me remove the curse from the stone necklace that I haven’t been able to break.’
It was one of the best ways to unseal the Cursed Stone Necklace.
‘I’ll finally be able to use the necklace.’
Strictly speaking, the stone necklace was more than just a jewelry item.
He poured the Golden Dragon’s gastric juices unto the curse stone necklace, causing it to begin to melt.
Like ice-cream on hot asphalt, the necklace melted until it was unrecognizable from its previous appearance.
Eventually, the entire necklace melted away into liquid. But Woo-jin was not surprised.
‘It’s not an item after all…’
Different from what one would expect.
‘It’s a skill.’
After becoming liquid, the necklace morphed into the shape of a thin slab and a skill page shining the color of obsidian appeared before Kim Woo-jin.
[The Eye of Horus.]
Requires: Emissary of the Underworld
Effect: Able to view the information of target
The moment he saw it, the name of a man came to Kim Woo-jin’s mind.
An unforgettable face.
‘It was this damn skill.’
He remembered how Johann Georg’s eyes changed to that of a hawk.
‘Because of this I couldn’t hide any items from him.’
The skill allowed the user to see the target’s information as well as information on all the items they were carrying, allowing them to properly plan how to deal with their target.
The Eye of Horus
That was the effect, if you targeted a player, you would see their stats and items and if you targeted a monster then you would see its stats and special abilities.
‘It was the worst.’
It was the worse skill to face because there wasn’t much you could do to prevent it.
‘If I could check the skills and items of players around me, I wouldn’t have been betrayed.’
If someone was able to view players’ items and skills easily, he would be almost undefeatable.
‘It was so bad.’
Kim Woo-jin couldn’t help but feel some regret in his heart for his past (future) self as he learned the skill.
[You have acquired the ‘Eyes of Horus’.]
[Achievement gained ‘The One with Horus’ Eyes’.]
[Inventory space increased by 5 with the achievement ‘The One with Horus’ Eyes’.]
A group of notifications sounded in Woo-jin’s ear.
And the ringing of a phone followed.
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