Kill The Hero – Chapter 54
The needle snake was clever. It knew where the ones who shot the fireballs at it were hidden and so it charged toward them at its greatest speed.
When such a sudden change happened, a proper reaction was impossible.
“Ma-, it’s going to the mages!”
The tanks tried to use their bodies to stop the snake, but they were too slow.
The Mages realised the situation and tried to escape but it was virtually impossible for them, who lacked stamina and agility to even think about outrunning the snake.
The Needle Snake began to sweep players away, wielding its thorn covered body like a whip.
Screams rang out as more and more people died.
“Everyone, back in your positions!”
A voice reminded them of their objective.
“You expected this outcome!”
These people had entered this place knowing they could die, they knew that such a scenario was possible from the moment they entered the dungeon.
“Tanks, move to the front and buy us some time! Mages and Healers, fall back to a safer location!”
The players steeled their nerves and reformed the battle line. The one-sided massacre had once again turned into a proper battle.
After they regrouped, the players attacked with vengeance.
Fireballs filled the sky about to bombard the snake again, but this time the snake tried to counter attack.
As the fireballs neared it, the Needle Snake took a deep breath before shutting its mouth, its body beginning to swell up like a balloon.
When the players saw this, they shouted,
“It’s gonna blow!”
The snake also screamed.
The needles stuck in the Needle Snake’s body swept through the area like a storm, however the players had expected such an attack.
“Ugh…I knew this would happen, but it’s even worse than I imagined.”
The players had somewhat expected and prepared for it, so while there were still injuries and casualties, the proof of their conjecture gave the players confidence.
“Now it has no needles!”
“We just need to attack!”
Most importantly, the snake now covered in holes was not something they were afraid of.
The players, who had gained confidence in its weakened appearance, approached the snake.
“Please let me take a bit of it’s skin to make a wallet.”
“We will be the first to kill it, so it’s skin will be sold for a ridiculously high price.’
Everyone wanted to be the one who landed the final blow on the snake.
Suddenly one of the players fell to the ground.
Following him, all the players who’d approached the Needle Snake began falling one by one and it was not difficult to figure out why.
[You have become afflicted with Needle Snake Poison.]
A kind notification told them the reason.
From the holes left after the spikes were shot from Needle Snake’s body, poison began to flow.
When faced with this new colorless and odorless poison, there was only one thing the players could do.
However it wasn’t easy to leave the range of the poison.
The range of the Needle Snake’s poison was much larger than the players anticipated and it was still expanding. It was as if water was flowing from a spring that would never dry.
“What is with this difficulty? No matter how difficult an A+ dungeon should be, this is too much!”
The Skeleton Soldier didn’t answer him, instead it kept on looking with its flaming eyes.
The figure of a Needle Snake without its spines appeared in Kim Woo-jin’s eyes as he used the vision of the Skeleton Soldier with the help of the Grim Reaper’s Mask.
It finally happened.
As he had expected, Kim Woo-jin had no major reaction to what was happening. Neither his face nor his eyes showed any change almost as if it wasn’t significant in any way.
However, as he kept watching, he saw something unexpected hidden in the nape of the Needle Snakes neck.
[Eye of Horus Activated.]
[Skill being used through summoned monster. Magic Power consumption increased.]
The skeleton’s eyes became golden as the skill activated and Kim Woo-jin inspected the thing that caught his eye.
[Yellow Dragon’s Spirit Orb (Hwangryong’s Yeouiju1).]
- Rating: Legendary
- Available for level 1 and above
- Description: This was the Yeouiju had once belonged to the Yellow Dragon. It is said to contain near infinite magic power.
- Magic Power increased by 50
- Magic Power recovery increased by 200%
‘This is the reason why it’s A+’
A powerful legendary item was stuck on the Needle Snake, hidden from view.
As soon as he confirmed what it was, Kim Woo-jin decided to make his move. He got up from his seat and twelve Skeleton Soldiers got up off of the ground together with him.
Kim Woo-jin who was in the middle of them suddenly spoke, seemingly to no one.
“Place the bodies.”
“Damn, do you really think I came here to mess around with corpses? Huh?”
In response to Lee Jin-ah’s complaint, Kim Woo-jin only gave a brief statement.
“If you don’t want to do it, then switch with me.”
“My childhood dream was to be a professional wrestler like The Undertaker, but now my wish has come true. Brother, I’ll do my best!”
After that, Kim Woo-jin went to hunt the needle snake.
- Yeouiju, the Korean equivalent of Cintanami(Chintanami) is a wish-fulfilling jewel within both Hindu and Buddhist traditions, it’s considered to be the equivalent of the philosopher’s stone in Western alchemy. It was said that whoever could wield the yeouiju was blessed with the abilities of omnipotence and creation at will, and that only four-toed dragons were both wise and powerful enough to wield them.