Episode 235: Owner of the Fallen Spirit (1)
“so. You mean you were targeting us from the beginning?”
“… … That’s right.”
After the battle was over, Jae-hyeon took Jeong-chan to a secluded place and beat him to the brink of death.
This process made Jeongchan a more sincere person.
“Mo, everyone has a high level of writing… … That’s what the market did! I am not at fault… … not losing… … Sorry about that.”
Jeong-chan had no hesitation in using honorific words. Until a little while ago, he still had his personality, but now he was bowing his head to Jaehyun, as if he had no pride.
Well, I didn’t even know that this was his nature.
Wasn’t he hostile to Jaehyun and his party from the beginning, just because they were from Milles Academy?
Distrusting the strong, yet bowing down endlessly. That was Jeong-chan’s nature.
“Once you know for sure. That I could clear this dungeon by myself if I put my mind to it.
And if you mess around, you will die.”
“yes… … .”
Jeong-chan looked at Jae-hyun and said in a crawling voice.
Jaehyun appropriately changed the topic there.
“Tell me everything you know about dungeons. I have something to gain here.”
At his words, Jung-chan was taken aback for a moment.
Do you have anything to gain here? I had never heard such a thing from the mayor.
Ko Pil-seong obviously only told him that he had to deal with the dungeon break before it exploded.
But Jeong-chan knew. Looking back on your situation now, you should nod your head at Jaehyun’s words.
do you know If he had even declared that he was going to leave him here, he’d be the food for the wolves and man-eating plants he saw earlier.
Jeong-chan let out a sigh.
Right now, I had no choice but to look good for Jaehyun. Because he’s a dangerous person.
* * *
“But is it really here?”
When the next day was bright and there were about two days left since the first talk with the mayor, Kim Yoo-jung asked Kwon So-yul.
Kwon So-yul nodded.
“Yes, I’m sure.”
“I can’t… … .”
Kim Yoo-jung shook her brain with a shocked expression.
The dungeon map Kwon So-yul made yesterday and gave to Jae-hyeon and his colleagues. This is because there was something strange written on it.
“I thought there would be a point where you can mine arc metal in the dungeon where the fallen spirits appear. no wonder. There was a small amount of Ark Metal in the reward.”
Kim Yoo-jung let out a sigh and sighed.
In the first mission, why was he distributing such precious ore to the cadets?
Perhaps Ko Pil-seong knew this.
However, it is difficult to collect and process arc metal. After all the dungeons were cleared, he must have been thinking of stealing them and giving them away.
While pretending to be kind.
No matter how you think about it, it was not a balance calculation.
“Have you really not heard anything?”
Jaehyun asked Jeongchan with a murderous expression.
Jeong-chan hurriedly waved his hand.
“If I had known, I would have told you earlier. I didn’t know… … .”
“If that’s a lie, you won’t die gracefully.”
Jaehyun let go of the threat moderately and took a step forward again.
Chan’s words are probably true.
If a mediocre official learned of the possibility of mining such a valuable ore, it might be something that a few people would sneak a sneak peek at.
Also, it wouldn’t have been a good thing for Go Pil-seong, who reveals money.
“Anyway, I like it because the unique skill effect seems to have improved.”
“If you’re going to compliment me, would you do it for me? I feel like I became a shuttle because I only praised my skills.”
“It’s not that wrong.”
“… … Would you like another shot?”
Kwon So-yul clenched his fists and said. Jaehyun moved without paying attention at all.
After continuing to walk through the forest and eat dried beef jerky and preserved food, we came to an open place before we knew it. It was a large rectangular space.
“There is such an open space in the forest. I doubt it.”
Jaehyun looked around and said that. It was as he said.
Suddenly there is an empty space in the middle of a flooded forest?
This was a trap for anyone to see.
“It looks like there is a guy with intelligence among the monsters here.”
“But it could be that the land was devastated due to territorial battles between monsters, right?”
Ahn Ho-yeon asked, but Jae-hyun shook his head.
“no. If it was, I wouldn’t have left such a mark here.”
Jaehyun pointed to the letters written on the stone near the dent in the floor and said.
It was rune, the language of magic.
“I don’t know what stupid asshole rated the dungeon. I don’t think it’s B-level here. At least it’s grade A.
The level of the boss monster will also be the same.”
Of course, it was the dinner that was graded.
He said he read the magic of this dungeon a few days ago and graded it with other raiders.
But there was an important fact that should not be overlooked.
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It was that witches could also hide their abilities.
‘Among the monsters, those who use magic know how to hide their magic very well. It emits a lower level of magic than the original level, and at this time, it aims for the backs of unwary raiders. They’re very clever.’
Jaehyun remembered the many raiders who lost their lives due to this trick.
How many times had even the cautious himself crossed the line of death at the hands of the Witchbeast?
Meanwhile, Jeong-chan’s expression hardened in an instant at Jae-hyun’s words. he shouted in a bewildered voice.
“Well, in that case, shouldn’t we get out right away! It’s grade A… … ! It’s dangerous no matter how you are… … .”
“Shut up and follow me. It won’t change the fact that we raid dungeons.”
Jaehyun bluffed like that. There was no change in the fact that he was going to clear the dungeon anyway.
Well, if you have to, Papy and himself can take charge of the battle and send the others outside.
Listening to the story earlier, it seems that Jeong-chan also has a warp stone. It was too safe to run away now.
“It has arrived.”
While Jaehyun was lost in thought. Kwon So-yul’s voice came.
Jaehyun woke up from his thoughts and looked around.
After walking for a few more minutes on the open road, a space where various stones and expensive-looking items are piled up.
If it were another radar, it would drooling and sweeping away jewels, but those things didn’t come into Jaehyun’s eyes at all.
“That… … Arc metal.”
There was a heap of arc metal that had not yet been smelted.
Considering the potential value, if all processing is completed, it will exceed at least 10 billion units.
“Then let’s start mining soon.”
After Jaehyun raised his eyebrows, he took out a mining pickaxe from his inventory and gave it to the group.
Before entering a dungeon, Jaehyun had a habit of taking things with him, not knowing what was going to happen inside.
So was the pickaxe.
“no way… … Carry this and dig that?”
“of course. Start right away. I still have a lot of time until the promised date, but I don’t want to delay either.”
After saying that, Jaehyun touched his forehead with a look of regret.
at the same time. He threw a pickaxe at Jeong-chan and said.
“I brought the number of people, but one pickaxe is missing. What can I do?”
Jaehyun looked at Jeongchan, who received the pickaxe, with a groan.
He was with a mischievous smile.
“One person has no choice but to do the work for two people.”
Looking at that expression, Jeong-chan definitely realized.
Jaehyun is not human.
If he were a human, he wouldn’t have thought to treat him like this, no matter how wrong he was.
* * *
The process of mining arc metal was not that difficult.
Just hit the pickaxe with magical energy to break the stone, and then stuff the fragments into the inventory.
That was basic.
But even so, it was unavoidable that it took a long time.
From the middle, Jaehyun himself got involved in mining and helped his colleagues. He strengthened his body by activating his mana weapon, so even without a pickaxe, his speed came out somehow.
A smile did not leave his lips.
Thinking that this was all money, it was because I couldn’t help but be happy.
‘In the first place, arc metal isn’t something you can easily obtain even if you have money.’
Of course, in Jaehyun’s case, obtaining arc metal would be several times easier than other people’s.
You can ask Yeonhwa, or you can participate in the auction and spend the money like before. But if you do that, you will attract more attention than necessary.
Basically, rare materials such as arc metal have low transaction volume.
No matter how quietly the purchase was made, it was a structure where the identity of the buyer was inevitably exposed in a place that did not guarantee anonymity, such as a black market.
As a representation, it is bound to be burdensome.
“Prime Minister, how are you? Do you think you can make everything you need with this?”
Jae-hyun looked at Lee Jae-sang, who was looking around the arc metal from the side. He nodded vigorously and replied.
“Yes! With this, even Nidhogg’s fangs from the myth could be the moon!”
‘It would be difficult if it was the moon… … .’
Jaehyun nodded his head, unconsciously thinking about it.
In any case, the sign that this was enough for the ingredients fell off.
Arc metal is enough to distribute evenly to other colleagues.
With this, it will be much easier to prepare herbs and herbs from Idun’s garden as potions.
‘Is the only thing left now is to defeat the boss monster? Well, it looks like he’s coming this way without even looking for it.’
Jaehyun closed his eyes for a moment as he sensed the various mana coming from deep in the forest.
The Witchbeast was coming this way. at a very high speed.
Of course, the level of magical power felt is a terrible level to compare with A. Jaehyun.
As he thought so, he raised himself up for battle.
Suddenly, I heard the voices of my colleagues.
They were standing next to Jaehyun.
“This time we’re going to catch it, so take a look from behind.”
“… … okay. It won’t take long.”
“If you step out, it will end too soon!”
Jaehyun laughed as he watched his colleagues add one word at a time.
Well, if it’s about the level of an A-rank boss monster, they’ll be able to kill it enough without you stepping out.
I ate a golden apple… … Above all, because my colleagues have outstanding basic skills.
Jaehyun shrugged and sat down on a spacious stone chair.
Just like that, a warm atmosphere was created.
A panicked man’s voice interrupted.
“What, what is that?! Why is the strongest Min Jae-hyun not participating in the battle?!”
Jeong-chan appealed with a face almost crying.
However, Jaehyun simply ignored his words this time.
“Then, shall we see how much you have improved?”
Along with Jaehyun’s words, there was a thump and the sound of something falling to the ground.
Through the white dust, the figure of the Witchbeast slowly begins to emerge.