Kill The Hero – Chapter 62
The higher the rank, the more popular a one floor dungeon would be. However, from 2 floors and above, the lower ranked dungeons were popular.
When the difficulty was low, the probability of death was also low. Of course, there were exceptions.
[Two-headed Dog Dungeon]
→Maximum number of Entries: 61
→Requirement: Level 40 and below
→Challenge Conditions: Defeat the Two-headed Dog
The exception to this was the Two-headed Dog Dungeon which appeared in the rural housing complex in Sokhwasan, Yeongjongdo.
As a D-rank dungeon, it was obviously favored by most players whose levels were in their 30s.
A dog with two heads, also known as the Double Headed Dog(雙頭犬) is not only a strong monster, it was also cunning.
The problem was that the maximum number of entries was only 61, which meant that many monsters would spawn or that the chances of a powerful monster spawning were considerable.
Players looking for low difficulty dungeons were thus forced to find something else. At the same time, even the skilled players turned away as there was no reason for players who were confident in their skills to challenge a D-rank Dungeon.
In other words, this dungeon was nothing but a headache for the AA Guild who had bid for it.
“Lee Jung-hyun? Is that correct?”
Of course, the AA Guild didn’t really care whether the applicant was an angel or a demon.
That was the reason.
“Please sign here.”
The reason that Kim Woo-jin didn’t need to give the AA Dungeon Management Team proper identification when he was signing up his name to participate in the dungeon using someone else’s name.
It was a good place to hunt Kim Je-hoon.
‘There is no dungeon better than this one for this.’
Of course this was also a good stage for Kim Je-hoon when it came to Kim Woo-jin. This was why Kim Woo-jin chose this dungeon.
‘Because you can bring any number of bodyguards.’
If the stage was good enough to make Kim Je-hoon go into the dungeon, then Kim Woo-jin would also go with him.
However the risk that Kim Woo-jin was taking was great.
‘And if it’s this guy…he’d bring someone on the level of Matsumoto or higher.’
Even Matsumoto Naoki who was the disciple of the Sword Saint was helped by this guy to kill Kim Woo-jin.
‘Maybe someone from the Messiah Guild will come…’
Above all, given Kim Je-hoon’s connection to the Messiah Guild, there was a chance that Kim Woo-jin would meet someone that he knows.
It was then.
A Range Rover, a car called the Rolls-Royce of the desert appeared.
The vehicle pulled into a provisional parking lot and people began pouring out of it one by one.
[Eye of Horus has been activated]
Suddenly, behind his sunglasses, Kim Woo-jin’s eyes began to glow with golden light.
There was no Kim Je-hoon among that group, instead.
It was Yang Ji-hoo.
‘A Round Table Knight…better than I expected.’
He was one of the members of the Round Table from Kim Woo-jin’s memories.
The Knights of the Round Table, in the beginning they weren’t a large group like a guild.
It began as a small gathering for players with legendary items relating to the great King Arthur. It wasn’t until 2025 that the small group suddenly became enormous. As society became more scattered and broken, there was a need for more groups who would become the pillars that held it together and the Knights of the Round Table became one such group.
It was like the Messiah Guild.
No, actually, the Messiah Guild was their root.
‘Park Shin-hye played a decisive role.’
Park Shin-hye, who owned the Merlin Staff was one of the members of the Round Table and with her support the group was able to set a good foundation and expand.
It was similar to the growth of the Messiah Guild.
Then an incident occurred.
‘After that, they were attacked by the King of Poison…’
The King of Poison attacked the Round Table and the result…
‘…they were naturally absorbed by the Messiah Guild.’
Because of that incident, the Knights of the Round Table were absorbed into the Messiah Guild and later became the members of Park Shin-hye’s personal guard within the Messiah Guild.
At the time, Kim Woo-jin hadn’t had any questions about the process.
However it was different now that Kim Woo-jin knew that the King of Poison actually worked for the Messiah Guild.
‘It was all a ploy.’
He now knew that everything that had happened were situations created by the Messiah Guild in a build to control the whole world.
From a certain standpoint, it was enough to make one tremble in fear.
In fact, Kim Woo-jin felt a pain spreading across his chest.
The pain from the stab of a knife from the person whom he once trusted the most.
An indescribable anger welled up inside him.
‘Let’s be calm. It’s not too late to grasp the situation after this job is over. I just need to focus on this for now’
Kim Woo-jin forcefully suppressed his shivering.
‘If Yang Ji-hoo is the bodyguard…’
He did not mistake his prey or his mission.
A dog who mistook the prey was a crazy dog that could not be a hunting dog.
‘I’ll do my best.’
So Kim Woo-jin had a decision to make.
At that moment, Kim Woo-jin activated his inventory in a small voice.
The inventory appeared before him and an item caught his eye.
→Effect: Increase a skill of D rank to the C rank
→Cannot be traded
Kim Woo-jin had been saving this skill stone for a more valuable skill he intended to gain, but he used it at this moment.
“Use skill stone on Skeleton Warrior Mastery.”
[Skeleton Warrior Mastery has increased by one rank.]
[Skeleton Warrior Mastery]
→Enhance the ability of summoned skeletons and increase the number of skeletons that can be summoned. Effect increases with
→Skeleton Soldier stats increased by 20%
→+14 summonable Skeleton Soldiers.
The notifications popped immediately.
“It is time to enter the dungeon! Please get ready!”
[Kill 3000 to advance to the next floor]
Screams could be heard beside a stream that flowed loudly at the foot of a 2000 metre mountain.
“Fuck, what 3000?! This is a D-rank dungeon!”
“Bullshit! There must be an error!”
The screams came from the players when they saw the conditions to clear the first floor.
Of course, not all of them screamed, instead some of the players welcomed this situation.
‘If the objective is 3000, then it’s possible that they will probably be weak monsters.’
‘If you look at it differently, they should be on the same level as goblins.’
‘It’s better to kill 3000 monsters like goblins that fight a few strong monsters.’
It was thanks to that that they believed that no strong monsters would appear.
Of course there were also those who didn’t know how to react to it.
Yang Ji-hoo was one of them.
Wearing black armor, he shook his head and tapped the sword at his waist.
“I didn’t put on such expensive gear to kill a couple goblins did I?”
Yang Ji-hoo who still had his hand on his sword turned to the man beside him, dressed in a robe.
“Kim Je-hoon, please say something. Should I use this expensive gear to hunt goblins?”
“For my life.”
Only then did the man in the robes speak. Kim Je-hoon’s voice was filled with tension.
“The Underworld’s Kim Je-hoon is very, very good huh?”
Yang Ji-hoo laughed heartily.
Kim Je-hoon boiled internally.
In actuality, the relationship between Kim Je-hoon and Yang Ji-hoo was not very good.
It was similar to two employees aiming for the attention of a senior executive. They were competitors.
Competitors who could not show gaps, weaknesses, or regrets to each other, even if they’re shown to everyone in the world.
‘This time, I have to catch Kim Woo-jin.’
That was how desperate Kim Je-hoon was.
‘The Phoenix Guild and Skull Guild are at war, so the more I build my reputation, the greater their faith in me.’
At this very moment, Kim Je-hoon’s life was at stake. Yang Ji-hoo looked at him with a smile.
“How many more did you bring besides me?”
Of course, it was obvious that Kim Je-hoon wouldn’t just rely on one Yang Ji-hoo.
“Five more people except you and your colleagues.”
“Then eight people?”
Eight, including Yang Ji-hoo and his men. Quite a large number of personnel to hunt Kim Woo-jin.
“You must be rich.”
The costs of this wouldn’t be small.
“Did you have to get a loan?”
“Haha, I guess I got it.”
Even the costs had to be borrowed.
From Kim Je-hoon’s perspective, it was inevitable.
‘It’s better to spend money to survive.’
Whatever the cost, it didn’t matter as long as he could save his life.
‘Just need to survive. I just need to survive.’
As long as he survived, when he finally became the rule of the world, he’d be able to look back at this moment with nostalgia.
For that future, spending money now is good.
Rather, he was relieved that he had enough for this much. The talents he had among him would be his trump card at the poker table. Of this, Kim Je-hoon was sure.
‘He’d never expect this.’
Kim Woo-jin would never imagine.