Kill The Hero – Chapter 49
The news of the dungeon swept through the Korean Peninsula like a wildfire.
[A+ Rank 2 Floor Dungeon discovered in Singung-ni, Nonsan!]
[The third A+ Rank Dungeon has appeared!]
[Will new legends be born!]
People were excited when they saw the news.
‘This is a legendary moment!’
‘If you’re Korean, you better cheer for the Messiah Guild!’
Everyone was looking forward to the great event, however, the big event they looked forward to, didn’t happen.
[The Phoenix Guild gives up to the opportunity to participate!]
[The Mir Guild gives up to the opportunity to participate!]
The only thing that the public received were announcements from the first rate guilds, renouncing the opportunity to take part in the dungeon hunt.
‘What? Why are they refusing to participate?’
‘Why is this reaction so different from last time?]
Everyone was confused by the exact opposite reaction from the guilds when compared to the attack on the ‘Orc Champion Dungeon’. When that A+ Rank Dungeon had appeared in Busan, the guilds were quite eager to take part. However, the answer was soon revealed.
[The dungeon boss has been confirmed to be the Needle Snake!]
[The Needle Snake, the monster avoided by the world!]
Information about the Needle Snake was soon spread worldwide and everyone began to understand. However there were still those who argued.
‘Fucking cowards! I thought they were strong!’
‘When the monsters are a little strong, these ‘Strong Fighters’ all run and hide like rats.’
‘Those bastards who call themselves ‘Heroes’ are just full of air.’
The accusations to the various celebrity players were vicious, claiming they only knew how to amass their own wealth and flaunt their paltry skills.
Of course, not everyone denied outright.
[Messiah Guild’s Participation is still being discussed.]
[Park Shin-hye ‘I will try to challenge the dungeon as soon as I’m sufficiently prepared.’]
Like the other guilds, the Messiah Guild had already decided to give up on the dungeon, however their strategy was much smarter and it could be seen from the public’s reaction.
‘Goddess Park Shin-hye has come out!’
‘Only the Messiah Guild is brave and worthy!’
People didn’t blame the Messiah Guild as they believed without a doubt, a doubt that they were intending to challenge the dungeon.
‘They’ll clear it.’
Kim Woo-jin also didn’t doubt that the Messiah Guild would challenge the dungeon.
‘After waiting for a good opportunity.’
They had done it a year after the dungeon opened for a few reasons.
‘There is no one strong enough to beat it.’
In the Messiah Guild, there was currently no member who could challenge the dungeon without a high risk of failure and death.
‘So there’s no reason to try.’
Even if there was someone who had a chance, if they went alone, while the reputation of Messiah Guild would go up, they wouldn’t be able to defeat the dungeon.
‘If I recall correctly, the dungeon was cleared next winter.’
Of course, there was no reason to let them use this dungeon to increase their reputation. So Kim Woo-jin decided to clear the dungeon.
And so, he waited.
‘If the guilds give up their bid to challenge and they’re unable to find 99 people to challenge the dungeon, then the opportunity will be shared with international players.’
The Korean Government would eventually open their doors and let foreign players participate.
[The Korean Government allows foreign guilds to participate in the A+ Dungeon Challenge!]
And as Woo-jin expected, the doors were opened.
When the dungeon gates first appeared, countries all around the world gathered to sign a treaty. Among them, there was a clause concerning the challenge of dungeons.
For dungeons within their borders. Every country had the sovereignty to determine whether they wanted to challenge it or not, however, in the event that they didn’t intend to challenge the dungeon or were unable to fill the quota, it was agreed that they’d open their borders, and let foreign players also participate in the attack.
In truth, it was a seldom used clause. There was no reason for players in Russia to travel to challenge a D Rank Dungeon even if players in Korea could not defeat it. However in the case of an A+ Rank Dungeon it was different.
Even around the world, it was very difficult for players to get the opportunity to challenge an A+ Rank Dungeon and it would be a lie to say that there weren’t many who wanted to take up the challenge. Regardless of whether it was the Needle Snake or Death snake that had never been defeated or if you’d have to be crazy to challenge it.
In Korea, there were maybe hundreds of so-called crazy people, but in the entire world, there were thousands of them.
[41 Foreign Players are confirmed to join the battle!]
[The recruitment of the 99 spots has been completed!]
[Will this hunt of the Needle Snake be the first to succeed!]
Thus, 41 foreigners had opted to join the attack on the dungeon.
Of course, Kim Woo-jin joined the attack as well, but he didn’t do it under the name of the Phoenix guild.
“Mr. Isaac Ivanov, please step forward.”
Isaac Ivanov, a Russian national belonging to the Mokosh Guild, that was Kim Woo-jin’s current status.
Looking at the appearance, there was no sign of Kim Woo-jin’s features anywhere, from the white skin, to the blonde hair.
‘I’m going to need a mask like this for myself.’
It was a sophisticated disguise prepared for him by Oh Se-chan.
While it wasn’t perfect, the ability of this mask was very good. Made with Doppelganger skin, the mask allowed it’s wearer to change their appearance and it was very difficult to see through.
What was more impressive however, was the forgery. While foreign players didn’t need a large number of identification documentation to access a dungeon, the ID of a player was still very hard to fake.
‘This wasn’t made specifically for me, I’m sure there are many other identities I could’ve used.’
It was obvious that Oh Se-chan had many such counterfeit identities as he had so easily given one to Kim Woo-jin.
‘He is amazing in many ways.’
Woo-jin originally appreciated and estimated Oh Se-chan very highly, but even then it seemed that he had underestimated him.
There were two reasons why Oh Se-chan made Kim Woo-jin use a disguise to enter the dungeon.
For one, as the Phoenix Guild had publicly renounced their opportunity to enter the dungeon, the guild had forbidden the members from openly joining.
The other reason was to hide Kim Woo-jin’s skills. Oh Se-chan had learned just how amazing Kim Woo-jin was from Lee Jin-ah so he knew that if Kim Woo-jin entered under his own name and showed off his skills, he would immediately attract a lot of attention, both good and bad. So in order to not expose him, he arranged for Kim Woo-jin to use a fake identity.
‘I’m pretty lucky.’
Kim Woo-jin was actually grateful as he had already had a similar idea in mind.
Additionally, there was another person who was also using a fake identity.
“Dammit! I can’t go on like this.”
It was Lee Jin-ah, who stood beside Kim Woo-jin. He also had a mask that gave him white skin and blonde hair.
“This mask is pretty cool, but it’s too annoying to eat.”
Because of the mask, Lee Jin-ah couldn’t eat a chocolate bar as he usually did.
“What are you looking at?”
Lee Jin-ah asked in a sharp tone as he saw Kim Woo-jin looking at him.
In response, Kim Woo-jin also asked a question,
“Are you nervous?”
Lee Jin-ah let out a snort.
“I’m a man of steel, I’ve never been nervous since the day I was born. Never!”
Though he said that, Lee Jin-ah was actually quite nervous as it was normal to be nervous in such tense situations.
‘…The Needle Snake’
The Needle Snake, the Snake of Death that had never been defeated before, now he must enter the dungeon to hunt it.
Once inside, they couldn’t return before defeating the Needle Snake.
“What about you huh? Are you nervous?”
Kim Woo-jin was also tense, but it was for another reason, compared to what Lee Jin-ah.
‘I’m curious as to what will happen.’
Woo-jin looked at an item in his inventory as he had this thought.
[Grim Reaper’s Mask.]
- Rating: Legendary
- Usable for level 1 or higher
- Description: Mask of the Grim Reaper. Access and directly control summoned Undead monsters.
- Increase Magic Power by 10%.
- Increases Magic Power Recovery by 10%
This item was the reason why Kim Woo-jin was tense.
‘Even Johann Georg didn’t manage to get his hands on it.’
A skill that even the King of Undead coveted was now in his control.
‘Access and Control…’
If he had this, then he was confident that he could destroy the Messiah Guild in three years. This made Kim Woo-jin feel tense and slightly excited.
“Don’t be worried man. Believe in me Lee Jin-ah, even if your personality is garbage, I never let my teammates down.”
This was the reason Kim Woo-jin couldn’t relate to Lee Jin-ah, he was a bit too dumb.
“Now, shall we enter the dungeon?”
And with that the two of them walked toward the dungeon entrance.
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