Episode 163 Outdoor Camp (6)
“Hafira… … It must be difficult.”
“ok. As far as I know, it will be at least B-class. It won’t be easy.”
Ahn Ho-yeon, who was deliberately worried, responded calmly to Kim Yoo-jung.
Jaehyun crossed his arms and thought for a moment.
‘Hafira… … .’
A B-class beast with the head of a woman and the body of a bird of prey. Like the worm, it spews out poison, so it was a tricky foe for the academy’s fellow students to deal with.
A beast that is easy to fight only when it combines not only power, but also utility.
In many ways, it is a tough opponent for beginners.
“Moreover, harpies are flying creatures. First of all, I have to break the wings and drop the mobility first. Isn’t that the beginning?”
Kim Yu-jung sighed and said. Jaehyun had the same idea.
‘Flying monsters are famous for being dirty even among radars. It has excellent mobility and it is difficult to hit the target.
Of course, it’s not that difficult for me… … .’
In the case of reproduction, there was no problem. Thanks to Hel’s protection, he doesn’t suffer from poisoning, and in terms of power alone, he’s several orders of magnitude higher than Harpies.
If it was a B-class monster, it was enough to defeat it alone, even if hundreds of people swarmed.
‘But my colleagues are different. It’s true that they’ve gotten stronger, but harpies are pretty dangerous monsters.’
Unlike the regressed self, they are still 17-year-old children.
There was no point in hurting him by pushing too hard here.
“Let’s plan and move systematically, starting with countermeasures against harpies.”
Jaehyun decided to analyze the enemy more closely and deal with it.
But that was then.
“There is nothing to worry about. Harpies have a way to deal with me. It’s not even a difficult opponent in the first place.”
Kwon So-yul, who had been silent the whole time, suddenly intervened.
Jaehyun asked, tilting his head.
“Isn’t it a difficult opponent?”
It wasn’t something that could be easily understood. Harpies are B-class monsters.
No matter how you look at it, it was a difficult enemy for the cadets to deal with.
However, at her words that followed, Jaehyun had no choice but to fully understand.
“There’s an easy way to get rid of them.”
“… … If there’s an easy way to deal with it… … .”
Seo Ina blurted out her words. Kwon Soyul nodded her head and replied.
“Simple. I just need to make traps to hunt harpies and lure them in.”
Jaehyun’s eyes twinkled.
At the interesting story, the eyes of the party were focused on her face.
However, they did not know.
The fact that Lee Jae-sang, who was listening to Kwon So-yul’s story, was trembling while covering his mouth with his hand.
* * *
Office of the Curators Guild.
CEO Baek Ji-yeon had been immersed in anguish for an hour with her hand on her forehead.
It was because of the contract with Min Jae-hyun, who had been knocked over not too long ago.
Baek Ji-yeon lost her luck like that, and went on with her anger.
“I put on the S-class artifact, Nidhogg’s Fang. You bet an item of astronomical value on at most one cadet! And that too without any conditions!”
But, how was he able to turn down my offer?
He didn’t say anything, but Baek Ji-yeon sent such a gaze and raised his eyes fiercely.
The lecturer hurriedly lowered his head and replied.
“I wonder if he tried his hand at the Yeonhwa Guild. You could have decided to hand over the S-class item from the next auction.”
It was a plausible hypothesis.
However, this did not clear all of Baek Ji-yeon’s doubts.
‘There is an odd corner somewhere. Even just the day we talked about the contract. That laid-back attitude… … Min Jae-hyeon started talking with the intention of rejecting my proposal from the start.’
But the reason was still unknown.
‘That day, he asked me to show him Nidhogg’s fangs. Did he just want to see the actual item?’
No matter how much I thought about it, it didn’t seem like it.
There must be a reason for Min Jae-hyun’s movements.
Baek Ji-yeon, who was convinced, raised her head and said.
“Yeonjoo, you keep watching Min Jaehyun. Something is not right.”
“However, constantly monitoring him as a member of Yeonhwa could lead to a guild fight. If you’re not careful here… … .”
“I need to know why. somehow.”
Kang Yeon-ju had no choice but to keep her mouth shut at her reaction.
“… … All right. I will do as you say.”
Kang Yeon-joo nodded and quickly left the office.
Ha, I took a deep breath and looked at the door of Baek Ji-yeon’s office.
‘With a damn personality.’
It’s been several years since we worked together, but I couldn’t get used to Baek Ji-yeon’s hot-tempered personality.
The same goes for this day.
So far, I’ve been keeping a close line, but… … .
I don’t know.
Kang Yeon-joo shook her head and recalled her face as she walked through the empty hallway.
Jaehyun Min. was the culprit behind this incident.
‘Why did Jaehyun Min reject the curator’s proposal? Were you afraid of Yeonhwa’s retaliation?’
It was something I couldn’t easily understand. However, as Baek Ji-yeon said, it was self-evident that information that could not be grasped was intertwined.
There is no other way now. I have no choice but to keep watching him as the guild master tells me.
“It’s fucking right.”
Repeating it once again, the lecturer knocked on his stuffy chest.
It was a day when I felt especially bad about how hard the life of a salary earner is.
* * *
“The best way to hunt harpies is to use glow traps. Coincidentally, Jaesang Lee is the best at making luminous traps. Harpies die here again.”
“Did you know that Chancellor hyung could make traps?”
This was a fact that Jaehyun did not know.
Originally, I knew that he was a genius in all kinds of production fields, including potions, but it was a trap.
It was an unexpected harvest.
Kwon So-yul shook his head.
“okay. That’s great workmanship. I have had help before.”
Come to think of it, Lee Jae-sang and Kwon So-yul often participated in events together.
immediately after admission. He heard that he participated in an event as a member of the same team during the freshman hunt, and recently formed the same team in several events for current students.
After joining Circle Nine, we almost always stick together.
‘Well, it’s almost unilaterally that senior Soyul is harassing Chancellor hyung.’
Jaehyun thought about it and nodded.
“Anyway, that’s a good story. Then the chancellor, please… … .”
“Hahaha, but more, I’m a bit reluctant to make traps… … .”
Lee Jae-sang hesitantly said.
Rarely, he tried to refuse Jaehyun’s request. Lee Jae-sang was looking at Kwon So-yul with a pale, tired expression.
‘Why are you like that?’
Jaehyun thinks so.
Suddenly, Lee Jae-sang clenched his fists and added as if he had made up his mind.
“Hey, to make a glow trap, you have to use my cute worms as bait… … .”
“… … .”
“… … .”
At Lee Jae-sang’s words, everyone in the party fell silent.
What the hell did you hear?
“wow… … Was that the reason?”
Even Ahn Ho-yeon shook his head as if he was dumbfounded.
Jaehyun opened his mouth slightly and looked at Lee Jaesang. He had a genuinely sad expression on his face, and was holding his worm container tightly.
From the first time I arrived at the field, I somehow wanted to carefully examine the floor, but before I knew it, dozens of bugs were filling the collection box.
When did they gather so many bugs when they couldn’t even move properly because they were afraid of the monsters in the field?
Anyway, it wasn’t anything to worry about.
Despite Lee Jae-sang’s pitiful appearance, Jae-hyun was not at all shaken.
No, there was no reason to be upset in the first place.
‘No matter how you think about it, there’s no problem at all, right?’
It might be a big problem for Lee Jae-sang, but at least it was nothing to Jae-hyeon.
As long as the survival rate of team members goes up even a little bit, as a leader, I have to do anything.
Jaehyun said without even thinking.
“Then let’s have the chancellor make a luminous trap. Then we will depart.”
Everyone nodded and agreed to Jaehyun’s proposal.
Only Lee Jae-sang was looking at the insect box in his arms with sad eyes.
“Tongue, I’m sorry brother, James, carbon… … .”
“… … Did you give it a new name?”
Seo Ina asked.
Jae-hyun ignored Lee Jae-sang’s frustration and just reflected on the strategy.
* * *
Thanks to James and Carbon’s sacrifice(?), the production of the luminous trap was completed smoothly.
A simple process of crushing worms that secrete luminous substances into powder and then sprinkling them on tough, inedible worm meat.
Thanks to this, the production itself did not take a long time.
Of course, Lee Jae-sang’s expression was not good, but as a result, he couldn’t refuse Jae-hyun and Kwon So-yul’s request.
A sense of indebtedness to a weak temper and reappearance. And it is thanks to the appropriate harmony of the fear of Kwon So-yul.
“Is this enough preparation?”
It was Kim Yoo-jung’s question. Jaehyun nodded.
“Don’t worry, it’s enough.”
The sound of their footsteps resounding empty.
Jaehyun and his colleagues were currently climbing the emergency stairs of the building.
The harpy’s nest is on the roof. In order to set a trap, they had to go upstairs, so Jae-hyeon and his colleagues headed upstairs after making all preparations.
After walking for a while, we quickly arrived at the rooftop door.
It was then.
“for a moment.”
Jaehyun, who was in the lead, raised his hand and stopped the group for a moment.
He took a deodorant spray from his inventory and sprayed it on his comrade.
Of course, it’s best to spray it on the corpse of a demon after a battle, but it was because I knew that spraying it on the body like now would have a small effect.
Jaehyun didn’t forget to ask before opening the door.
“You have to be careful. Harpies are dangerous enemies. I have an extremely strong appetite. In particular, we have to be more safe.”
“… … okay.”
Seo In-na and Kim Yoo-jung answered. Ahn Ho-yeon and Lee Jae-sang also nodded.
Jaehyun’s eyebrows went up.
With a horse, the door opened.
Harpies’ nests and the remains of destroyed buildings come into their eyes.
Jae-hyun held his breath and set the trap handed over to Lee Jae-sang. The colleagues decided to hide themselves near a nearby bench for now.
It will take at least 30 minutes for the effects of the trap to manifest.
Lee Jae-sang did not have much talent in combat, and Kwon So-yul had ability, but he was not outstanding compared to other colleagues.
Even during the freshman hunt, she was defeated by Jaehyun, who was still a freshman.
After about 20 minutes have passed.
“It’s faster than I thought.”
Along with Jaehyun’s words, something slowly sinking down flickers his gaze.
Its wings, larger than its body, lightly land on the ground.
A black shadow soon appeared. The Harpy finally showed up.
The one who landed seemed embarrassed as he tilted his head at the food delivered to the nest (?), but soon he didn’t care and bit his mouth full of meat.
At that time, Jaehyun held his breath and threw his eyes at his colleagues.
“Now I’m going to relax a bit.”
Kim Yoo-jung turned her wrist and said. Ahn Ho-yeon and Seo E-na also answered with slightly excited expressions and walked past Jae-hyun.
“It’s an opportunity to see how much you’ve grown.”
“… … But be careful. There is nothing good about being vigilant.”
Three freshmen each adding a word.
For reference, Lee Jae-sang and Kwon So-yul. Jaehyun is waiting in the back.
The current battle is a board where three people can play an active role.
‘Let’s look forward to it.’
Jaehyun smiled and crossed his arms.
The reason was simple.
Because he didn’t intend to get involved in this battle.
Hunt down a B-class monster, Harpy, only with the power of your colleagues.
A little while ago, Jaehyun suggested this to the party.
How much my colleagues have grown. After that, I wonder if it won’t be a burden.
He wanted to see it with his own two eyes.