Episode 231 Red Mission (1)
Jaehyun smiled heartily at the sight of his colleagues eating apples.
The apology he handed to them a moment ago was, of course, not an ordinary apology.
‘Golden apples. It was also raised directly from the trials of Idun.’
third trial. An apple grown by Jaehyun himself in Idun’s garden.
Jaehyun gave it to his colleagues.
‘Golden apples have the power to amplify magic. If you use it well, you can further raise the level of your colleagues.’
Of course, when Idun first told Jaehyun that he could take the apples he grew himself. Jaehyun was thinking of eating it himself.
However, Idun handed over the apology and said:
[When you eat golden apples, only one is effective! Even if you eat now, it will be difficult to aim for a special increase in magical power!]
It was a disconcerting statement.
Can’t eat what you grow yourself?
To be precise, it meant that no effect could be seen even if you ate it, but to Jaehyun, the two were accepted as the same meaning.
Items that cannot be utilized are merely ornamental. Unfortunately, Jaehyun had no taste for decorating his home with rare items and showing off.
However, Jaehyun, who was worried, soon found a new way to use the golden apple.
‘It’s just feeding my colleagues and making them grow quickly.’
Jaehyun made up his mind when he heard the second verse of the prophecy. He decides to kill Odin in the end, saving those around him.
However, in order to achieve this goal, the growth of colleagues was inevitable.
At least grade A. Furthermore, if he does not reach the level of S, it will be difficult to even protect himself.
From there, Jaehyun won’t be able to save them no matter how hard he tries. It’s impossible to stand by them 24 hours a day, and Odin can’t stand to see it.
Odin and the Aesir are ugly beings. It would be right to see that there is a very high possibility of attacking oneself by taking one’s comrades as weaknesses.
Jaehyun, of course, had no intention of letting his colleagues hold him back.
It was for this reason that they made them eat golden apples and planned to grow them.
In addition, it could also help with their own growth.
It is <The Warmth of Idun>.
If you use the newly acquired EX-class skills.
‘Idun’s Compassion is a skill that allows you to acquire undistributed stats whenever the level of your party members rises.
If I use it well, I can greatly increase my stats.’
If that were the case, I would be able to move on to the next stage of divine liberation more quickly.
To put it simply, there was a bigger picture in Jaehyun’s distribution of the golden apple to his colleagues.
Of course, their growth will also be helpful to you in itself. Anyway, it was more important for Jaehyun to grow on his own.
This was a good opportunity to catch both rabbits.
Jaehyun smiled and hid his dark feelings.
Kwon So-yul, who was watching this from the side, put on a puzzled expression.
“Isn’t there something strange about this?”
“It’s not strange, but it’s true that something is included. Maybe the next mission will surprise you. everyone?”
Jaehyun said that with a confident smile.
He had to calm down the corners of his mouth that kept rising.
In the next mission, whenever your colleagues work hard to raise their level, Jaehyun’s stats will go up like crazy.
‘I eat this completely raw?’
The bear does tricks and eats the stats himself.
If this is not heaven, what is it?
* * *
[Mission Rank: Red
Content: Defeat the fallen spirits of the newly opened B-level gate in Pohang and collect their essence
Reward: 1.5 million Academy Points per person, small amount of Ark Metal]
In the end, the mission chosen by Jaehyun and his party was as follows.
The rank is red, as I thought, and a mission that gives a lot of points.
The condition was that he had to attack the B-level gate, but it wasn’t a big risk to Jaehyun and his party.
In the first place, even at the time of the outdoor camp, their level had already risen to the point where they were different from other cadets.
“Above all, the arc metal that is said to be given as a reward is attractive.”
After completing the registration application, Jaehyun murmured.
Seo Ina nodded and replied.
“… … that’s right Because arc metal is not easily available anywhere else.”
“No, that’s right! It’s a radish, a thing that rarely comes out at auction! Nana, I also snooped at the auction several times… … I was told that I would have to wait a long time to buy it right away… … .”
Lee Jae-sang was very excited and received the words. He looked extremely excited.
arc metal. In fact, Jae-sang Lee was the reason Jae-hyeon chose this mission.
‘Because if you have arc metal, you can make new alchemy tools.’
Jae-hyun recently told Jae-sang Lee about the medicinal herbs and various plants he grows in the mist garden.
All of which have never been, or are very valuable even if they exist.
Even if you just use the ingredients themselves, the level will be very high, but fundamentally, medicinal materials are effective when prepared.
If you get the help of Lee Sang-sang, you will probably be able to use that power to its fullest.
In fact, Lee Jae-sang also decided to actively help with the reproduction, thinking that he could handle difficult-to-handle medicinal materials.
he just said
[Saesaesae, in order to handle new medicinal materials, we need radish and equipment that are more robust and resilient!]
And the optimal material for making the equipment is arc metal.
It was a material with the highest hardness and resilience.
“Isn’t it the one that was used in Yeonhwa’s guild training ground as well?”
Kwon So-yul nodded at Kim Yoo-jung’s words.
In fact, arc metal is the material used in Yeonhwa’s secret arena. That price is a level that can’t even be taken out of your mouth.
“But I am worried. No matter how much Jaehyun is with you… … Ark metal is at stake in the red mission. I think it will be very difficult.”
“Are you saying that I want to live a long life again?”
As Jaehyun smiled, Kwon Soyul furrowed his brow.
“done. What would you do if you applied anyway? Let’s get started with a plan in place. It will be difficult if you get hurt and come back.”
“Do not worry. There will be no danger whatsoever.”
Jaehyun said with a confident expression. She was grounded enough for him and she was herself.
red mission. The name gives off a terrifying feeling, but it is true.
‘B-level dungeons are now at a level that Poppy can clear alone.’
Jaehyun smiled at that thought.
* * *
Preparations for departure did not take long, and everything was over.
They stood in front of the portal to their destination, Pohang. The International Portal Center is overcrowded and unavailable right now, so I decided to use the academy’s transport seats.
Jaehyun and Circle Nine planned to carry out their autonomous mission as soon as possible and move on to the next stage.
The period was given for a month, but anyway, it was better to finish the work quickly and take a break. Because it’s so much more comfortable and relaxed.
‘As the next mission has to be done with the guild, it takes a lot of time and has a lot of restrictions. It will take longer to prepare, so it’s better to finish the autonomous mission quickly.’
“Did you pack all your things?”
Ahn Ho-yeon asked while looking at Kim Yoo-jung and Jae-hyun, who were packing their personal belongings.
Kim Yoo-jung shrugged.
“Roughly. Well, this time, they pay for everything there.”
“That’s right. If you increase your luggage for no reason, it will be troublesome to organize your inventory later.”
As Kim Yoo-jung said, the local government was supposed to provide all the necessary items for this dungeon raid.
The group doesn’t need to worry about it.
Since the academy was in a position to help them in the first place, it was not morally right to make the cadet pay attention to even such trivial things.
Although there is a subsidy from the state to Miles, it is clear who gets help in the end.
‘This is why the relationship between the local government and the academy cannot be equal.’
Basically, if one side of the relationship giving or receiving help unilaterally gives or receives, the equity between the two has already been broken.
“Then shall we depart?”
The party took a breath after standing in front of the portal.
Eventually, Jaehyun, who was at the front, took a step forward, and at the same time, his son-in-law suddenly became dark.
Not long after, they quickly arrived in Pohang.
“Damn I am. Is it the beach after all?”
Kwon So-yul muttered that and looked around.
In the middle of the blue sea, the portal the party rode on is laid out.
Magical power felt from the blue transmission stone.
At the same time, a man appeared in front of them.
“Is it you? The cadets who were dispatched from Miles Academy?”
His voice did not hide his displeasure even though he pretended to listen.
Jaehyun turned his head to look in the direction the voice was coming from.
There stood a man with a shaggy beard and a bad-looking face.
“What are you?”
When Jaehyun asked, the man looked at him for a while with his expression wrinkled.
“I am the Radar Dinner of the Radar Management Headquarters, who is supposed to guide you guys.”
formal dinner. Jaehyun was the first name I heard.
Apparently, it was a radar that wasn’t rated that high. In the past, Jaehyun was proficient in related knowledge to the point of memorizing the list of A-class or higher raiders.
If it wasn’t in his head, there was a good chance he wasn’t very good at it.
Jaehyun looked up at him and said.
Jeong-chan’s face was not very good. It was because he didn’t like Jae-hyun’s attitude towards him.
‘At least you’re a kid. Condescending about being from Milles Academy… … .’
It was a guy who looked good even if he pretended to be. First of all, he looks like a parasitic brother. For no reason, Jeong-chan felt annoyance welling up from deep inside.
Of course, Jeong-chan had already heard about and knew that Jae-hyun and Circle Nine were taking on this request.
That they have excellent skills, and that they have accomplished feats that no mere cadet would dare to achieve.
But he didn’t believe all the stories he was hearing.
No matter how strong they are, aren’t they still young children who have not yet reached adulthood?
Thinking of entrusting Pohang City’s B-level dungeon to these kids… … It was really hard to think that the leadership was completely crazy.
Of course, this was due to his disbelief because he couldn’t grasp Jae-hyun’s strength, or at least the strength of Circle Nine.
Unfortunately, no one corrected his thoughts.
“Follow me. The gate is about 2km away. Well, I have to see the mayor first.”
he said with his hands in his pockets in poor posture.
At that moment, I heard Kim Yu-jung’s whispering voice from behind.
“That dinner man… … Is it too thick?”
Jeong-chan crumpled his expression once again.
It was a whisper, because her voice was too loud.