Episode 234: Red Mission (4)
Evening came a little early.
Like an open dungeon with a dense forest, the day quickly disappeared and darkness settled.
A faint smell of blood and water mist covered the forest. On a day like this, you have to be especially careful about hunting monsters, so Jaehyun decided to go hunting as soon as the day dawned.
For now, the priority is to rest and recharge your stamina.
Anyway, if you attack the dungeon according to your skills, it will be over in an instant.
That was not going to happen.
One of the goals of this dungeon raid is the growth of allies… … It was because he secured his own stats through .
Since Jeong-chan was also watching from the side, Jae-hyun decided to adjust the attack speed appropriately.
You have to be aware of what he’s going to do before you can respond, so it’s good to keep a close eye on his actions without losing any tension.
‘Although it’s obvious what he’s trying to do.’
That Jeong-chan is making a plan to sabotage their mission, which will be led by the mayor of Pohang city, Ko Pil-seong.
It was a reenactment familiar with the circumstances of politicians and adults.
There was no reason for him to be subjected to such an altercation.
It’s worth using.
Jaehyun thought about it and raised his eyebrows lightly.
He will use the dinner plan in reverse from now on.
* * *
That evening, Jeong-chan sneaked out and started spraying something outside.
It is the bodily fluids of other monsters.
It was a kind of inducer to attract greedy demons.
The reason for using it is simple.
In order to attract other monsters and stop them from attacking the dungeon.
Simply put, it is to induce a raid of monsters.
‘Kids. Let’s get it right.’
Jeong-chan intended to teach Jae-hyun and his colleagues about the bitterness of life.
The battle against the Witchbeast is not determined only by strength.
Tact and accurate judgment in combat situations. Without it, even weak enemies can die.
‘Of course, I can’t let Pohang City and Milles die for a smooth relationship.
Moderately frightening is fine.’
No matter how inferior the dinner was, I had no intention of letting a minor die at the gate.
Right now, I just want to scare them, and induce them to appropriately subjugate the demons at the entrance, just as Go Pil-seong requested.
that was the purpose
Ssssss… … .
“Is this enough?”
Along with the sprinkling of the powder, the incense of magic began to creep up from the surroundings.
No matter how formal it is, it feels creepy.
Of course, I brought a warp stone for multiplayer so that I could bring the cadets back.
It’s a tool that can move multiple people at the same time, so there’s no danger.
Worst case. He only had to run away wearing a coat with a one-minute stealth skill.
The lifeline of Jeong-chan, which was purchased in the past by hundreds of millions of dollars. This was the artifact that saved him from almost dying several times.
I’m not saying you’re going to let other people die, but your priority is yourself anyway.
Wouldn’t you like to do something in the future if you live?
It was much better to protect oneself than to face others who were hit a few times.
“Then I slowly… … .”
With that thought in mind, he was about to start walking away.
From somewhere in the middle of the forest, a terrifying cry was heard.
I felt goosebumps running down my spine and all over my body.
What the hell is going on?
Haven’t you heard that beast-type monsters exist here?
Accidents continued sparsely, but soon only one thought remained in his head.
That thought ran through his mind. It was almost a sixth sense.
Jeong-chan immediately turned around.
A huge enemy is approaching them.
Waking up the cadets now and delaying the time would reduce the chances of his own survival.
‘It’s unfortunate, but I can’t help it!’
After drawing conclusions, he quickly put on his stealth robes.
And it was the very moment when he was trying to get out of his seat faster than anyone else.
A vine that had flown from somewhere entangled Jeong-chan’s leg precisely. It was a repulsive vine with bumps sprouting everywhere.
Jeong-chan shouted in an embarrassed voice.
When I first investigated at the headquarters, there was no story that there was a monster attacking with vines here.
Plant-type monsters are not often reported even in academic societies.
Simply put, it means no information.
To make matters worse, a black shadow was slowly approaching him in the forest.
A wolf howl is heard.
His legs were still not functioning, and the vines were too strong to get out.
‘what! What kind of drink do you want… … !’
Jeong-chan saw the red eyes of the demon slowly approaching him.
At this rate, one hundred percent would die. Dangerous.
These thoughts were tangled up and clouded his thinking.
It was then.
“It’s a heavy plant.”
At that time, Jeong-chan’s expression hardened coldly at the sudden voice he heard from behind.
The vines that wrapped around him cut so lightly that a boy appeared from the darkness.
Jeong-chan’s face stiffened with shock.
‘That guy… … Jaehyun Min?!’
* * *
Jaehyun was well aware of the monster that attacked the dinner table. It was because he was a guy he had been dealing with before he regressed.
At the time, I was tied to that vine and couldn’t do anything, so I was probably saved by a colleague.
Now, though, it’s quite different.
‘I’m sure Jeong-chan doesn’t know. It was around this time that heavy plants appeared in earnest. It was a time when there was no public information about him yet.’
Still in this era, information on all monsters appearing in dungeons and fields was not disclosed. A time when, at most, only about 20% of all demonic beasts in existence were properly analyzed.
There were always a lot of people dying in lower dungeons due to lack of information.
Lack of information leads to insufficient response, which is a problem that eventually leads to the death of the radar.
However, it was meaningless to Jaehyun.
Before returning, he almost memorized the monster dictionary. There was absolutely no chance of being hit by a monster like a heavy plant.
There was nothing to worry about because he was perfectly aware of his weaknesses in the first place.
“For now, I will take care of this guy. Keep your distance and kill the wolf, please.”
“Leave it to me.”
Ahn Ho-yeon boasted. The other colleagues also nodded and gathered around the living quarters with their backs at the center.
Dark forest is dangerous. If you open the gap even a little bit, the camp will be scattered and bitten by the wolves.
Of course, now my colleagues have become strong enough, and even if a problem arises, it won’t hurt too much.
‘It’s better not to get hurt though.’
Jaehyun thought and moved his gaze toward the heavy plant in front of him.
This guy is an A-rank beast that doesn’t go well with a B-rank gate.
A monster that wraps around the opponent to weaken it, then stabs humans and monsters with the spittle at the end of a vine and sucks their bodily fluids.
As Jaehyun continued the accident, Jeongchan, who had suddenly collapsed, shouted.
“Boo, fire! Use fire attribute magic! If you do… … !”
“They talk all sorts of stupid things.”
Jaehyun said that and dismissed his opinion.
Well, it can be seen that Jeong-chan’s judgment has sufficient grounds.
Basically, it’s common knowledge that plant-type monsters are weak to flames.
But this is a trap.
When dealing with a witch beast, the ability to hit its weakness is important, but there is something more important than that.
‘The situation of the fields and dungeons.’
Jaehyun looked around. Nearby is a flooded forest.
If you use fire magic here, as Jeong-chan said, the flames will spread out of control.
If that happens, it will be a situation where you have to use more mana than necessary to extinguish the fire.
‘Not only that, but the beasts of the forest have a very sensitive sense of smell. They will react sensitively to the smell of burning.’
Because of this, capable raiders are always sensitive to starting fires in the forest.
It must be accompanied to maintain body temperature, but do not attempt it unless safety is secured. that’s fire
Jaehyun also went through many experiences like this before returning.
“For now, it’s dented in the back. I have a lot of questions to ask later.”
Jaehyun looked back for a moment and said. Jeong-chan trembled involuntarily.
‘That guy… … What is it?’
However, before he could even give an answer, magic exploded from Jaehyun’s fingertips.
‘The most effective magic against plant-type monsters is fire, but… … Apart from that, the freezing property magic is also effective.’
―Active skill «Frozen Earth Lv. 5” to activate.
Huge pieces of ice rose from the ground with a roar and started attacking the head and heart, the vital parts of the Heavy Plant.
Heavy Plant’s body is pierced with fragments of ice sharpened like awl, and purple blood bleeds.
It’s a neurotoxin, and it works to paralyze people so they can’t move. Instead of blood, it was also the moisture that occupied the body of the Heavy Plant.
ah… … !
Jaehyun gestured once again with the demon’s scream and froze him entirely.
It was decided to block it at the source because the poison could splash out and damage nearby colleagues.
Along with the sound, the Demonic Beast gradually began to be trapped in the ice from below.
On the other hand, Jeong-chan regrets his actions a little while ago as he sees Jae-hyun getting rid of the demon in an instant.
If I had known this was going to happen, I should have looked at Jaehyun’s skills more properly and planned things… … .
Of course, even if it did, the result wouldn’t have changed.
The Heavy Plant was completely frozen and unable to move.
Soon after, Jaehyun clenched his fists, and the ice that wrapped around the beast shattered.
The Heavy Plant, which had been torn to pieces in an instant, was now at a level where its original form could not be found.
Only the ice shards on the floor told him that he existed.
After Jaehyun dealt with the beast, he calmly asked his colleagues.
There, except for Kwon So-yul, Kim Yoo-jung, and Lee Jae-sang, the embarrassed voices of the party could be heard.
Seo Ina said as she clenched and opened her fists.
“… … Something seems to have changed from before.”
“I know. I don’t know why either, but the sword suddenly feels light.”
Ahn Ho-yeon also agreed. Kwon So-yul crossed her arms and said.
“That’s because of the apology Jaehyun gave me earlier.”
“… … yes?”
“… … Is it because of the apology? Jaehyun, what does that mean?”
“Well, let’s talk about that a little later.”
After Jaehyun moderately cut off the party, he looked at Jeongchan who was sitting on the floor.
“First, let’s think about what to do with this human. Think of you too. What and how much to rip off.”
A greedy expression appeared on Jaehyun’s face.
one of his philosophies. It was a tit for tat strategy.
If the opponent taps lightly, I tap lightly too.
‘I will cooperate with those who agree to cooperate with me. but.’
Jaehyun clenched his fist as he approached Jeongchan.
“If you betrayed me first, I will return the same. Knock it off.”
Naturally, Jaehyun never let this happen.
Jeonghan’s face hardened. For reference, it was the exact opposite of Jaehyun’s expression.
“Wait a minute! I’ll give you anything you want… … ! therefore… … !”
Jaehyun thought that there would be more to rip out of him than he thought, and laughter kept leaking out.