Episode 241: Guild Joint Mission (2)
“Do you want to try it with me?”
Lee Jae-shin looked straight at Jae-hyun and said that.
Contrary to his overbearing tone, he doesn’t look angry at all.
The reason was simple.
Because he was very interested in Jaehyun.
‘He’s an interesting guy.’
Lee Jae-shin sincerely thought so.
Jaehyun in front of him is nothing more than a cadet. No matter how talented he is, he is a tiger cub who has not fully developed his talents.
However, the talent he showed now was beyond the level of a cadet no matter how you look at it.
‘It’s like a veteran who has lived on the battlefield for more than ten years. From compressing, manifesting, and applying magical power. There’s nothing I’m not good at. amazing.’
The operation of the magical power he showed when dispersing his own magical power a little while ago. It wasn’t something that could be seen simply because he was a genius.
Jaehyun erased his power by reducing his mana exactly as much as he needed.
This was something that, no matter how talented, could not be easily learned without rolling on the battlefield for a long time.
at least 10 years.
That was the amount of time Lee Jae-shin thought it would take geniuses to learn such controls.
‘… … It can’t be.’
Lee Jae-shin quickly shook his head and shook his thoughts.
The wild boy in front was at most no more than twenty. It makes no sense that he spent close to 10 years on the battlefield.
After tidying up, Lee Jae-shin was tinged with a cold sneer.
“I hate braggarts.”
“It’s a coincidence. Neither do I.”
Jaehyun accepted it. One corner of Lee Jae-shin’s mouth went up at an angle.
I could feel the interest I had for a while growing stronger.
‘It’s been a long time since I’ve been treated like this by a young guy.’
He was the wind god guild master.
An S-class radar that is said to be able to expand its scope to the world as well as the whole country.
He has the fastest feet in the world, and his quicksword was famous for being able to take down even his feet.
However, to maintain such a high-handed attitude toward yourself?
Is that just a freshman?
On the other hand, Jaehyun was equally astonished.
‘Even if I’m an S-class raider, I’ve reached the 2nd level of Divine Liberation. I can deal with this much no matter how many people come in.’
Recently, he successfully achieved the 2nd stage of divine power liberation. It is true that Lee Jae-shin is strong, and it is also true that he was his goal before returning.
But now, Jaehyun has grown too big to target him.
Of course, Lee Jae-shin didn’t seem to think so.
“Courage and bravery are different. I’ll let it go for now, but if you ever see me again, you’d better be careful.”
Jae-hyun smiled at Lee Jae-shin’s words and replied.
“Who will be the one to watch out for? Watch and you will find out.”
At that moment, Lee Jae-shin’s eyes narrowed.
When the mana was about to burst out of his body once more.
Yuseong, who was waiting, interrupted and said.
“Do you have any business with my pupil? Jaeshin Lee, guild master?”
“… … It looks like you picked up an interesting guy.”
Lee Jae-shin replied, but he did not take his eyes off Jae-hyun.
“But you’d better not be too fussy. This is the only time you will tolerate your disciple’s mistakes.”
“You do whatever you want. However, if there is a threat to my student’s safety, I will.”
Yoosung raised his head.
“I might make a mistake without even realizing it.”
* * *
After a while.
Jaehyun and his colleagues gathered at Yeonhwa Guild’s main building to hear an explanation about the mission.
The conference room was not unfamiliar to me as I had visited it for several events in the past.
They had tea and chatted in front of a huge wooden table.
Yoo Seong-eun moderately chatted with her colleagues, then started talking in earnest.
“First of all, thank you for agreeing to be with the Yeonhwa Guild. I will do my best to support you so that you can safely carry out your mission.”
“After all, the representative is the best… … ! From the beginning, I didn’t even think about joining another guild!”
Kim Yoo-jung said with a bright expression. Yoosung replied with a smile.
“by the way… … What is the content of our mission? It wouldn’t be too dangerous… … ?”
Yoo Seong-eun nodded at Kwon So-yul’s mumbling question and opened her mouth again.
“Your mission this time is to subdue the C-class dungeon managed by the Yeonhwa Guild.”
“A C-class dungeon?”
“okay. Even so, it won’t be easy because it’s a place where water-type monsters appear.
But don’t worry too much. As long as Yeonhwa’s radars are with her, it won’t be that dangerous.”
It was as she said.
Even if the grade was low, there were many dungeons with a higher level of difficulty.
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For example, it was the dungeon where the dead of Helheim were the main ones, or the dungeon where the water attribute monsters mentioned just appeared.
‘Basically, the appearance of a water attribute monster means that there is a fight in a place like the sea or a lake. It’s kind of tricky without the relevant skills.’
Yeonhwa probably designated a dungeon like this to develop her ability to deal with special situations like this.
Thoughtful Yuseong was a down choice.
“That would be good training.”
It was when Jaehyun muttered that.
“No, Jaehyun, you will not participate in this mission.”
“… … yes?”
“You have to clear another dungeon with me. … … Of course, if you let me.”
Yoo Seong-eun’s expression, saying that, was more calm than ever.
For some reason, Jaehyun felt an uneasy feeling rising from the depths of his heart.
‘Something doesn’t feel right.’
I guess it was written in my mouth.
Jaehyun instinctively sensed that something was happening.
* * *
After all the conversations related to the mission were over, Jaehyun was left alone in Yeonhwa’s conference room.
It was because of Yoo Seong-eun’s request.
After waiting for a while, Yoo Seong-eun, who saw off the party from outside, entered the conference room.
“Sorry for taking up your time. But it was a request I had to make.”
“Teacher asked me. It’s rare.”
After saying that, Jaehyun put his hands together.
“Is it serious?”
The words had many meanings.
“Yes,” she replied, and started talking again.
“It’s a serious problem. No, it would be more accurate to say that something close to a natural disaster is happening that has never happened before.”
“okay. You may have heard of it too. The average rating of the gates has been rising lately, and that’s why the raiders are having trouble.”
Certainly, it was news that I had heard often recently.
Didn’t there be news related to this on TV when I returned from the first three ordeals and ate at a meat restaurant?
Colleagues also said it’s been a while since this happened.
Something that was not taken seriously at the time. However, Yoo Seong-eun’s attitude was not one of those who spoke lightly.
“Super-sized gates that exceed the S-class have appeared in Korea.”
Yoo Seong-eun chewed her lips and took off her luck.
“Extra-large gate. We need your help to stop it.
could you help me?”
Jaehyun’s expression hardened for a moment.
‘Before the return, I’ve never heard of an S-class or higher gate appearing.’
As I thought about it, I felt a tingling sensation run up my spine.
This was the feeling he had been feeling since returning, but now it was several times worse.
Jaehyun was convinced.
This super-large gate and dungeons appearing all over the world.
This is no coincidence.
Aesir, they are moving.
* * *
A corner of Odin’s palace in Asgard.
A woman is walking down a dark, long, endless hallway.
another angle, another angle.
Every time you walk, the oiled armor bumps and makes a noise.
The identity of the person walking down the corridor is Sigrun.
He was one of the captains of the Valkyrie army.
At some point, her footsteps completely stopped, and her tightly closed lips opened.
“What’s going on? Hugin.”
The direction the voice was heading was clear.
Beyond the pitch-black darkness.
Sigrun had been aware for a long time that there was an entity contemplating him there.
“As expected, you are Sigrun-nim. You immediately noticed that I was following you.”
Along with that, a man’s voice sounded like noise. Then the owner of her voice began slowly walking towards her from the other side of her hallway.
Hugin. One of Odin’s ravens found Sigrun.
He rhymed in a calm voice.
“I have a suggestion for you.”
“I understand that you have received a mission from Freya. He said to deal with the enemies of the prophecy.”
“okay. But it must have nothing to do with you.”
Sigrun said with a blatant displeasure.
Certainly, it is true that Freya had asked herself such a favor not too long ago.
Destroy the opponents of the prophecy.
However, this is Freya. Even more comforting was an order given to her by Odin himself.
It means that there is no room for Hugin, who is just a crow, to intervene.
‘Why is he bringing out these words to me?’
As Sigrun was about to ask, Hugin’s voice continued.
“you’re right. It has nothing to do with me. However, we can help.”
“That’s right. With your permission, I will assist Sigrun.
It will take time to prepare an army to attack him anyway… … In the meantime, wouldn’t it be better to weaken their power?”
“… … That certainly isn’t bad.”
For Sigrun, it was a very tempting proposal.
antagonist of prophecy. We don’t know how strong he is, but he won’t be an easy foe given Heimdall’s recent losses.
Sigrun did not want to lose his men to a useless battle.
“Do you have any specific plans?”
Because of this, Sigrun had no choice but to ask.
Along with her answer, Hugin replied in a calm voice.
“yes. All preparations have already been completed.”
Sigrun’s eyes narrowed as if he had noticed something from Hugin’s words.
“… … Why is Midgard so noisy? Was it your fault that caused super-large gates to appear all over the world?”
Hugin just raised the corner of his mouth in silence at her question.
A moment of silence lingered between the two in the exchange of glances.
Hugin knew from the beginning. She knows she won’t be able to turn down her own offer.
Sigrun was also gradually moved by his proposal.
Even if Hugin’s plan fails, he is not at any disadvantage.
Just use each other as needed, and throw them away when their value is gone.
That was the relationship between the two beings.
“good. If you can, where do you go? I will leave the adversary to you for a while.”
After saying that, Sigrun walked down the hallway and left his seat.
after a few minutes like that. Left alone, Hugin looked down at his trembling hands and thought.
‘Min Jaehyun. The antagonist of the prophecy.’
He thought with a cold expression on his face.
‘I have to deal with him quickly.’
He wanted to get rid of the enemies of the prophecy as soon as possible.
Because he was an obstacle to his grand plan.
Hougin murmured as he recalled the last time he saw Jaehyun’s face.
“Soon the second apocalypse will begin. Adversary, can you really protect something precious?”