KH Chapter 8
Kill the Hero Chapter 8
TL: Uncle Choi
There was a saying in online games.
“Relying on a level advantage is bullying!”
No matter how difficult the dungeon or powerful the monster, they become easy once you reach a high enough level.
This logic applied to the world that turned into a game.
One’s level was of the utmost importance.
Nevertheless, level alone could not solve everything.
This was particularly applicable when trying to clear dungeons.
It was impossible to clear some of the dungeons by relying on level alone due to the level restrictions placed on the dungeons.
This was why infamous dungeons that devoured the lives of countless players were left uncleared.
‘Siek Goblin Tribe.’
Kim Woo-jin placed the case report for this dungeon on the passenger side of his car.
‘It devoured 119 players.’
In Kim Woo-jin’s past life, the Siek Goblin Tribe dungeon eliminated 119 players.
Moreover, the players that the Siek Goblin Tribe dungeon devoured were not mediocre like Bang Ju-seop. Even if players of his level of talent were to die, guilds would not care much about the loss of the players and would only feel regret about losing their investments in them. However.
‘These people were different, they were each the guild’s rising stars.’
Dungeon clears at or above B ranks were primarily composed of experienced and powerful players. If players were chosen only based on the level requirements, they would undoubtedly end up as corpses.
This becomes apparent just by analyzing Bang Ju-seop.
He had two dungeon clear completions, a decent item setting, and was qualified enough to be the party leader. However, he could not even fight properly in an E-Rank dungeon.
Moreover, most of the players of the world were not much better than Bang Ju-seop.
Under these circumstances, if you were to put ordinary players into B rank or above dungeons, the result is obvious if you take a moment to imagine it.
Naturally, the guilds only allowed players who were known to have unique talents, rare skills, or were considered future stars to enter B rank or higher dungeons.
The Siek Goblin Tribe dungeon eliminated 119 players of such quality.
In the end, all the guilds gave up on clearing this dungeon.
Of course, eventually, no guild would step up to the plate after suffering the loss of so many of their promising members. This kind of danger was why players got such magnificent treatment and why the guilds exists; but in reality, there are no players or guilds who would willingly enter a dungeon if they were almost certain it just meant throwing away their lives.
‘The Messiah Guild cleared it in the end.’
The was only one exception, the Messiah Guild.
They were how that dungeon got cleared.
‘It was the Messiah Guild who cleared it.’
Kim Woo-jin was able to remember the information regarding the Siek Goblin Tribe dungeon very clearly and thoroughly. Jae-hoon, he was the guy who wiped out the Siek Goblin Tribe and became a Super Rookie.
Woo-jin heard the details regarding the Siek Goblin Tribe from Jang Jae-hoon himself, a Super Rookie of the Messiah Guild; the one who rose to fame by wiping out the Siek Goblin Tribe.
Woo-jin heard the details of the rising stars who failed to clear the dungeon, the special characteristics of the dungeon, and the method to clear the dungeon.
‘… I heard it so many times that it made me feel sick just by listening to it.’
Although he wasn’t curious nor did he ever ask Jang Jae-hoon, Kim Woo-jin heard the story from Jang Jae-hoon so many times to the point that just hearing it again made him feel nauseous.
At least he also heard many useful details regarding that dungeon as well.
‘If you kill the Chief of the Siek Goblin Tribe, you can receive gifts for your halo as well as an achievement.’
The reward granted in this dungeon if you identity and kill the chief!
‘A catalogue with a minimum of one rare page.’
Kim Woo-jin had no reason to ignore a good a prey as the Siek Goblin Tribe Chief to pursue other hunts.
Woo-jin finally saw his destination.
‘I have arrived.’
Like so, Kim Woo-jin arrived at Bundang Yeongdeok Girls High School where the dungeon gate of the Siek Goblin Tribe was located.
There was an unusual motor show in Pangyo, Seongnam Province, where the Bundang Yeongdeok Girls High School was located.
The high school grounds were lined with extremely expensive foreign cars, giving off a luxurious vibe.
It was a location where waves of cheers from high school girls could be expected.
Unfortunately, the cheers of high school girls were nowhere to be found.
“I was so excited because they told me that it was an all-girls high school. However, there isn’t a single high school girl to be seen!”
“Hey, do you really think that they are crazy enough to hold classes here when a dungeon gate appeared? They all evacuated a long time ago.”
“Still… isn’t this is an all-girls high school?”
The soldiers’ sighs dispersed through the wind.
A car appeared amidst the sighs.
‘A light car?’
It went without saying that the light car, which appeared on the playground filled with expensive foreign cars looked even smaller and uglier than usual.
Some people even felt sincere pity at the sight.
However, that feeling did not last long.
That light car parked between two supercars; a Yuyuri Lamborghini Huracan and a Ferrari 488 that cost as much as a house.
The parking was performed very carelessly.
Parking was finished almost instantaneously, and the distance between the cars was extremely narrow as well.
‘Oh, my god!.’
‘Is he fucking crazy?.’
It was a thrilling performance for the soldiers watching.
The owner of the small car appeared and opened his door wide open, not caring the slightest whether or not the door hit the car next to him.
Kim Woo-Jin. He just arrived.
Everyone’s line of sight drifted towards him.
There it was. In a corner of the playground. A distortion in regularity.
‘There it is.’
It was then.
“Shit, I can’t talk sense with him!”
From a tent set on the school’s playground, a woman let out a frustrated voice.
“Good, everyone can just fend for themselves! Themselves!”
At the same time, a man hurried out of the barracks.
“Wa-wait please! Ms. Ju-hye, wait a minute!”
He was a member of the dungeon support team.
“I’m finished! Let go! What’s the point of teaming up anyway? Aren’t we only catching some goblins? Let’s just do this as independent teams.”
“I agree. It’s easier and better that way. It’s comical to hold hands against goblins.”
Then two new voices came out from the tent.
That was enough information.
Kim Woo-jin knew how things were going right away.
‘Failure to negotiate.’
According to the dungeon’s report, three parties applied for this dungeon. Two parties of five and one party of four. 14 people in total. Altogether, 15 people were registered after throwing Kim Woo-jin in the mix.
It was a privilege that Kim Woo-jin earned by using his wits.
Anyhow, the three parties probably met together to share their opinions and information before heading into the dungeon. Of course, Kim Woo-jin’s existence was ignored during those discussions. Most of them didn’t even recognize Kim Woo-jin’s name.
At first, they likely talked about cooperating with one and another. However, as one could see, they failed to come to an agreement.
‘What happened is obvious.’
They probably bickered during the negotiations and couldn’t agree on leadership and distribution.
‘They are all praised as promising stars by their respective guilds. Their pride prevents them from being a subordinate, especially when they are merely facing goblins.’
If you were allowed in a B rank dungeon, it meant that you were a very talented player with special qualifications and talent.
Furthermore, they are mostly level 10 players that awakened not long ago.
They took pride in their ability, and believed that the exceptional treatment they receive is due their exceptional talents and skills. They did not realize that they were no different from flowers in a greenhouse.
In terms of soccer, having that many people with great pride was like having 3 ace strikers.
‘Moreover, currently, everyone considers each other as rivals.’
Not just three strikers but three strikers competing against each other to score.
‘When put into practice, nobody wants to pass.’
They are just trying their hardest to score a goal on their own.
‘It’s the best scenario for me.’
Kim Woo-jin was delighted with the situation.
‘There’s no one to get in my way.’
With this, the three parties won’t be cooperating.
They will start competing over who will kill the dungeon boss first.
They probably see this as an opportunity to prove their worth instead of focusing on clearing the dungeon. It would not affect Kim Woo-jin even if everybody else got reckless.
‘My hands won’t have to be covered in human blood.’
Kim Woo-jin didn’t have to worry about killing anyone who bothered him this time.
“Hello, are you Mr. Kim Woo-jin?”
“Yes. Yes I am.”
“I’m Lee Je-joon from the dungeon support team. I’m sorry to say this all of a sudden, but you have to join one of the three parties now for the dungeon run…”
Nevertheless, Kim Woo-jin did not hesitate.
“It appears they have failed to reach an agreement. If so, please tell this to the three parties.”
“I’ll be fine by myself.”
It was the sound of a goblin’s dying gasp as it fell to the ground with its neck hanging down.
A translucent wire was wrapped around its neck. Such a weapon was what took the life of the goblin. The owner of that weapon was none other than Kim Woo-jin.
Kim Woo-jin did not release the force to the wire even though the goblin’s body was already limp.
It was then.
It was the sound of a goblin dying once again.
He was just pretending to be dead.
If Kim Woo-jin believed the goblin was dead and loosened his grip, the goblin would have squeezed out every ounce of its remaining strength to struggle. If so, the goblins nearby would have noticed it.
Of course, if Kim Woo-jin wanted to, he could even fight against a few hundred goblins at his current level and skill.
Then if things were to get little rough, he could also just run away.
Nevertheless, the reason why Kim Woo-jin chose to act in the shadows was simple.
‘The first thing I want to know is the capability of the Skeleton Soldier skill.’
It was all in order to measure the capability of Skeleton Soldier, a skill that he obtained very recently.
In fact, Kim Woo-jin probably didn’t even need to gather information about the surrounding terrain or the monsters.
He was the person with more experience in clearing dungeons and hunting monsters than anyone else in the world.
He had more than enough skill and confidence to utilize the surrounding area to his advantage, definitely way better than the Siek Goblin Tribe who resided here.
However, the Skeleton Soldier skill was different. Kim Woo-jin never used the Skeleton Soldier skill in his past life. Although… he did have a lot of experience fighting against it.
‘Well, it should buy some time at least.’
He really didn’t expect much.
‘It will probably have a hard time even winning against one goblin’
A goblin skeleton summoned by Kim Woo-jin would have trouble defeating a living goblin.
‘The Skeleton Soldier skill is only able to reveal its true value only when it is used in conjunction with other skills.’
Initially, Kim Woo-jin’s Skeleton Soldier skill was only at rank F. Not only that, the combat power of a skeleton soldier was also dependent on the user’s mana usage. The higher the mana used, the stronger the attack and defense of the skeleton soldier was. The Skeleton Soldier skill also required the support of a variety of other skills to truly become strong.
Still, it was necessary to test it out first to know for sure.
‘Let’s just see how long it lasts.’
He needed to judge how much damage his skeleton soldier can withstand as well as its capability.
Kim Woo-jin immediately used his skill.
He didn’t need an incantation.
The flesh and muscles of the goblin’s corpse melted like ice cream on the asphalt. Kim Woo-jin injected his mana into the bones of the goblin then willed his mana to form a skeleton soldier.
The goblin corpse, which now had nothing left except its skeleton, rose from the ground.
The eyes of the goblin burned with white flames.
Just then, a new goblin appeared. As soon as the goblin appeared, the skeleton rushed straight at the goblin.
‘Could it survive for at least 10 seconds? It would be much easier to hunt in the future if it could… I wonder if I’m expecting too much?’
Kim Woo-jin watched the scene quietly.
‘Oh my god…”
When the battle began, Kim Woo-jin decided to completely revise his plan.
‘Why is it so strong?’
All of his plans, not just the attack on this dungeon.