Episode 232: Red Mission (2)
Guided by Jeong Chan, the party followed the procedure before entering the portal.
Meeting with the mayor of Pohang who issued the mission and hearing in detail about the dungeon to attack.
This was a process that must be accompanied even to request compensation from the academy after completing the mission.
“First of all, thank you for taking on the mission ordered by Pohang City.”
Pohang Mayor Go Pil-seong said that and asked for a handshake with Jae-hyun, the head of the circle. He was a man in his sixties barely covering the top of his head, which was almost bald.
Jaehyun nodded his head in response.
Go Pil-seong hesitated for a moment at his bold attitude, but soon after shaking hands, he gestured to the party and invited them to sit down.
He opened his mouth as he looked into the eyes of the party sitting around him.
“I have heard many stories. The fact that Circle Nine played an active part in outdoor camps and various events.”
Jaehyun sat quietly and looked at his face.
Compliment your opponent. Whether this is to be received as a favor is to be decided by the words that follow.
Judging by his behavior, he was likely to bring out negative things about the party.
It was a face devoid of basic trust. Perhaps he had something to say. A story that is unpleasant to them.
His expectations were not wrong.
“I also received an official letter from the Milles Academy… … We know that your skills are excellent. but.”
Go Pilseong widened his eyes and folded his hands neatly.
“As an old man, I think that the capital and experience may be insufficient to clear a B-class dungeon.”
“What would you like to suggest?”
Jaehyun also asked without backing down. Go Pil-seong looked into his eyes, and he had a proud expression on his face.
“I would like to be considerate so that you can attack the dungeon with other raiders. They are skilled, so you don’t have to worry.
That friend over there is going too.”
He pointed to Jeong-chan, who had guided Jae-hyeon and the others earlier.
Jaehyun was so dumbfounded that curses almost came out of his mouth.
He passed the third ordeal and obtained only a few mythical artifacts. It is Jaehyun who has already broken through to the S-class level.
By the way, you’re going to attach another radar because you don’t have enough skills?
‘Well, it’s obvious.’
Go Pil-seong’s thoughts were obvious.
‘They don’t believe all of us who are still cadets. That’s why I’m trying to clear the dungeon with other people and have an appropriate assortment.’
When Circle Nine first assumed the mission, the leadership could have decided against it, but he partly did not.
As the mayor, he would not have wanted a relationship with Milles Academy.
He must have been thinking of sending the cadets on board by letting them receive the mission and showing them a picture of successfully clearing it.
If you do that, your relationship with each other will be maintained smoothly.
It didn’t matter too much about distributing more points.
It is only if Pohang City and Milles can maintain a longer relationship in the future. Whatever it is, it’s good.
Go Pilseong said with a kind smile.
“Don’t worry. We’ll keep it a secret that we hired another raider… … .”
“It seems like you don’t trust us.”
Go Pil-seong’s eyes flashed at Jae-hyun’s words as he crossed his legs.
The corners of the eyes, which are wrinkled like crocodile skin, contract, and show alertness.
Jaehyun smiled softly.
“Let’s make a bet or something.”
At that, even he, who had dealt with many people, couldn’t help but be embarrassed.
Suddenly what bet?
Also, the mayor himself and a cadet?
* * *
‘You’re completely crazy. He’s overconfident about his skills.’
Go Pil-seong clicked his tongue inwardly as he watched Jae-hyun.
According to what I heard, talent seems to be innate, but growing to a high place seemed far away.
No matter how good your skills are and how much you believe in yourself, you’re rude.
It couldn’t help but damage the reputation of the radar world.
‘How many guys have blown my chances with pride?’
They were all energetic and full of natural talent.
In the world, they were called geniuses, and their names went up and down in countless news and articles.
But they are all dead.
It did not survive and was eventually forgotten by others.
A belligerent personality was an important virtue for Raider, but recklessness would result in death.
In his opinion, Jaehyun was a person who could not survive for long in this market.
Go Pilseong took out a handkerchief and wiped his bald head.
“Can I ask what you mean by bet?”
It was a polite tone, but the attitude was full of disbelief.
“We will cut the time to clear this mission in half.”
“You mean half?”
“yes. Then, the points that were scheduled as rewards. Give me twice that.
Instead, if you fail, you won’t get a penny even if you clear all the missions.”
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This was purely the dogma of representation, but no one held back.
Jaehyun is a talented person who has already surpassed the S rank.
It was because there was no reason to struggle in only B-class dungeons.
In the first place, it was a mission that was given 7 days to clear according to the level of a cadet.
With Jaehyun now, he should be able to catch the boss in less than a day.
Meanwhile, Ko Pil-seong is immersed in worries.
No matter how much he decided not to save points… … This is by far a relatively better choice.
Basically, the right to order missions to the academy and hire cadets is not something to be bought lightly.
Subject to stringent government approvals and allocated according to local risk.
Isn’t that the academy point?
However, Jaehyun was thinking of taking care of the work without receiving a single penny.
why? Are you confident in your own abilities?
I don’t know why, but I felt a chill run down my spine.
“It doesn’t matter who comes along. However, please reduce the number a little. Just having that old man is enough.”
After thinking for a moment, Go Pilseong nodded. It was too good a condition to refuse.
‘The points that were staked as compensation were originally 1.5 million per person. This is equivalent to 1/3 of those allocated to Pohang City. If I can save it, I have to do anything.’
He thought so.
“… … I’ll place spare radars outside in case of emergency… … .”
That was nothing like a word of consent.
After all, he revealed the freebie as it turned out (?)!
“I wish you well on your mission. Have a good rest until today. Let’s start tomorrow.”
Greed glistened on his face as he greeted him.
With a strong conviction that you will never be able to clear the dungeon in time.
* * *
After a while, dinner came.
The voices of two people can be heard from inside a luxury hotel.
“Did you really need to do that? It’s better to settle it amicably.”
Three men who were assigned a room and stayed together for the day.
Hoyeon Ahn looked at Jaehyun and asked. He had just finished taking a shower and was about to change his clothes.
“Rather than any other reason… … .”
“… … .”
Ahn Ho-yeon shook his head in disbelief at Jae-hyun’s words.
I never thought I would talk about gambling in a conversation with the mayor of Pohang.
Of course, according to the rules of the academy, it was possible to negotiate or adjust the compensation that was originally scheduled for on-site.
But that’s what seniors with a lot of names do.
Seeing that he even gambled on it, I thought that Jaehyun definitely had a great personality.
Lee Jae-sang was already in bed, probably tired. It was still only nine o’clock, but he was already weak.
Ahn Ho-yeon sighed and said.
“How is it that you and Yoo-jung have different personalities, yet you are almost the same?”
“Hey, even if you compare it, compare it with him… … .”
Jaehyun, who was talking, couldn’t finish it.
It was because the face of Kim Yoo-jung, whom he had seen a few days ago, was not forgotten in his mind.
For what reason did the usually strong woman cry?
“You know that Yoojung cried a few days ago, right?”
“… … .”
Jaehyun was silent for a moment at Ahn Hoyeon’s question that caught him off guard.
He must have guessed it from the look on her face. Jaehyun nodded her head.
“okay. I know.”
“Do you know why?”
“no. I don’t know.”
Their answers were strangely at odds with each other. Ahn Ho-yeon had a worried face. It was true that Jaehyun was also worried about Kim Yoojung.
She pretends to be bright and acts every moment, but she has a very tender disposition.
I am easily swayed by the reactions of others and worry a lot.
It was Jaehyun who knew the dark side of Kim Yoojung that no one else knew about.
Jaehyun thought for a moment.
“You’ll find out soon what’s going on. you always told me If something happens by this time.”
This time, Kim Yoo-jung asked herself why she cried.
I’ll tell you what happened again.
Jaehyun thought about it and nodded.
but he didn’t know
The reason Kim Yoo-jung shed tears was because of him, and that she would never tell him anything like this.
* * *
next day. All rough preparations have been completed.
All the supplies needed to enter the dungeon were stacked in the inventory.
Basically, Lee Jae-sang manages the potion, but in case it might fall during the dungeon raid, he decided to keep the potion in small pieces.
Since I put things in my inventory anyway, I don’t have to carry miscellaneous things around.
About 2km away from the first portal I rode on.
Green gates and several structures surrounding the outside of the field were erected with warning signs.
Jeong-chan was guiding Jae-hyun and his colleagues with a bug-bitten expression.
Poppy is still dangerous to reveal to them, so I hid it for a while in an extra bag.
From time to time, Jeong-chan, with a displeased expression, talked about the sound of an animal, but Jae-hyun didn’t even pay attention.
Those who stood in front of the gate like that.
“Shall we go?”
Jaehyun stepped over it without hesitation.
That moment. No one saw Jeong-chan’s face, but everyone in the party guessed.
He would never let the Nine members clear this dungeon.
‘F*cking kids to eat. Where should I try it? I’ll break my hands and fingers.’
Jeong-chan put on a sly smile.
However, he didn’t even expect it.
How much humiliation he would suffer from Jaehyun in the dungeon.