Kill The Hero – Chapter 66
What were the requirements to become a good hunting dog?
The most important thing was courage.
You need the courage to stand and face whatever is in front of you, even if it’s bigger and stronger than you are.
But that doesn’t mean you had to face them head on. Really good hunting dogs would not go face to face with a bear, but they still had to know how to keep the bear there long enough for the hunters to catch up.
When Kim Woo-jin first became a member of the Messiah Guild, this was what they asked him to do.
It was Kim Woo-jin’s job to make time while his companions casted their powerful skills.
Of course, after that, Kim Woo-jin became a hunting dog that could bite anything, but it was clear that he hadn’t been a good hunter from the start.
This was horrible news for Yang Ji-hoo of course. As his current state was evidence of what a good hunting dog could do.
The black armor that he’d been so proud of was now ripped like a rag and blood could be clearly seen through the gashes.
[You have been afflicted by Blood Poison.]
[Your health has greatly reduced.]
[Your defense has greatly reduced.]
[Your resistance has been greatly reduced.]
However, it was the blood poison that flowed within his body that worried him the most.
Of course, Yang Ji-hoo wasn’t that easily attacked.
He was remarkably powerful and fierce. The fragments of black Skeleton Soldiers were scattered all around him and the fact that there were only two skeletons remaining were all proof of his skill.
In such a situation, the fact that Kim Woo-jin still refused to face Yang Ji-hoo head on showed how highly he regarded his skills.
If it had been just a normal expert then Kim Woo-jin would have already killed him with his scimitar.
Kim Woo-jin waited till the end simply because Yang Ji-hoo could be considered an expert among experts.
Eventually, Yang Ji-hoo could no longer withstand the assault and collapsed. Even then, Kim Woo-jin didn’t carelessly approach him.
[The Emissary of the Underworld is pleased by your victory.]
[The Emissary of the underworld bestows some of its power to you.]
[The skill rank of the Skeleton Soldier skill has increased by one.] (TL: I believe the author meant Skeleton Warrior Mastery here…but they wrote skeleton soldier skill and I’ll leave it as that)
Only after confirming his victory did Kim Woo-jin approach Yang Ji-hoo’s body. He didn’t celebrate or cheer for his victory.
After a tiger finished hunting, instead of roaring to announce it, it immediately feasted on its prey and Kim Woo-jin also confirmed his harvest after a successful hunt.
The first thing he inspected was Yang Ji-hoo’s sword.
[Sword Made from an Ogre Warrior’s Blade Fragment]
→Physical Attack: 161
→Available for level 30 or higher
→Description: A sword made from a piece of an Ogre Warrior’s sword. It is extremely powerful
→+30 Health when equipped
→Increases damage by 25%
It was a good item. In fact, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that it was among the best items in the level 30 range. If sold, one could afford to live in a modest commercial building with reasonable rent.
However Kim Woo-jin had no interest in such items.
→Available for level 22 or higher
→Description: The necklace worn by Gawain, one of the Knights of the Round Table. It is protected by the sun.
→+40 Health when equipped
→+40 Magic Power when equipped
→+40 Stamina when equipped
→Increase damage by 10%
→Increase defense by10%
→Increase resistance by 10%
→Protection of the Sun activatable(once daily)
Legendary items were amazing enough to understand why players so willingly risked their lives for them.
‘This is the first legendary item from a Knight of the Round Table.’
Moreover, before returning to the past, Kim Woo-jin had never encountered any legendary items related to the Knights of the Round Table, so it was quite the novel experience.
However, despite that fact, Kim Woo-jin did not look happy.
‘It’s time to see how stupid I was.’
Rather he prepared for the despair that he would feel again.
[The Eye of Anubis has been activated.]
His black eyes turned to Yang Ji-hoo’s slowly cooling body.
Then Yang Ji-hoo’s memories slowly flowed into his mind.
-Kim Woo-jin? Park Yong-wan?
-You need my help? What’s going on?
A memory gradually appeared.
-Knowing the real identity of the Messiah Guild, I wonder how the world will turn out.
-I liked it because it was an elite course, but what was this elite course? It tastes like death.
The faces of his past colleagues and those who’d risked their lives to ‘save’ the world flashed in front of his eyes. He also watched as Yang Ji-hoo helped prepare to devour the world.
In fact, this information was pretty important to Kim Woo-jin.
‘I finally got to know the faces of the guys I’m going to have to kill.’
He knew there were some past colleagues who had concealed themselves in various places, waiting for the opportune time to do as they were ordered.
However the moment he saw their faces, he couldn’t help but feel his anger rise
-I’m Yang Ji-hoo. It’s an honor to meet the great hero.
In Kim Woo-jin’s mind, a memory of Yang Ji-hoo meeting Lee Se-jun appeared.
In that memory, Lee Se-jun said one thing to Yang Ji-hoo.
-I will become the ruler of this world.
When he heard this, Kim Woo-jin was no longer angry.
Instead he had a cool, indifferent expression.
‘I will kill you.’
He was getting ready to hunt the biggest monster in the world.
In a dense forest, eleven players were hidden within the trees.
Their appearances were rather odd to look at. This was because every one of them was covered in mud.
This wasn’t at the level of rolling on the ground a few times either. Instead they were soaked from head to foot in mud.
Of course, this was on purpose.
“Will this really work?”
“I told you. The Two-headed Dog has a strong sense of smell because of its two heads.”
They had covered themselves in dirt to deal with the Two-headed Dog which was the boss of the second floor that they were currently on.
This had been the idea of Park Joo-man, the middle aged man who seemed to be around his early 40s that was talking.
“I’ve hunted the Two-headed Dog before.”
The other man, who appeared to be in his 20s kept his mouth shut, but his displeasure was visible on his face.
He wasn’t the only one. Everyone was showing some dissatisfaction or discomfort at this point.
‘This is too much isn’t it?’
‘Damn, how much longer do we have to do this?’
It was one thing to get muddy, but staying still while doing it was like a form of high level torture.
“We’ve entered the second floor of the dungeon and been in the position for an hour, how much longer do we need to do this?”
If anyone was made to wait for an hour, they would be dissatisfied.
“The Two-headed Dog is more savage and cruel than you think. And more cunning. I learned this the hard way last time by losing two companions.”
This was why he made them wait.
“And in the process of fighting him, we lost three more people. I saw it clearly with my own two eyes. A monster bigger than two tigers bit the heads off of two of my colleagues at the same time. I assure you that it takes at least 30 players at level 30 to kill it. This is because the monster has very high stamina”
As the explanation continued, the shouts of dissatisfaction from before were suddenly absent.
“You mustn’t hurry when against this type of monster. Hurrying would not help you. Instead we need to move step by step.”
When he was finished, there were no longer any complaints.
Everyone was tense again.
“And it’s not like other players could kill the boss right now. As you said, it’s only been an hour. No player has probably even seen the Two-headed Dog yet. If they had, then they must be dead already.”
The last few words made everyone relax a bit. Some even laughed lightly.
It was at that moment.
[The Two-headed Dog has been slain.]
[The Dungeon has been cleared.]
The dungeon was cleared.