Episode 323: The Golden Labyrinth (3)
[I am… Brave Viking… golden… is the king… .]
The golden king seemed to be out of his mind.
Jaehyun frowned and looked ahead.
‘Do I need to be beaten a little like Fafnir to come to my senses?’
It’s probably Odin’s work.
Through brainwashing, he has been harassing those who disobey him. The representative being was Fafnir, whom Jaehyun had.
Jaehyun noticed Seo Ina by his side.
It was a kind of sign that he had to go into battle now.
Fortunately, she understood right away and brought out her new weapon.
It was a small wand, but it fit very well with her innocent image.
A wand beautifully decorated with white patterns on an old tree.
Light leaks from there.
―Active skill 《Fire Strike》.
A bursting spearhead. It was a concentrated fire.
The judgment was correct.
Excessively large range attacks destroy the enemy’s weak point, which is not good.
Of course, if it was an extremely strong attack, it could destroy at least one floor, so there was no particular problem, but there were only a handful of people capable of such destructive power.
According to Ratatosque, in the past, Loki had destroyed an entire layer, and it took hundreds of years to restore it.
‘I don’t know what the hell he’s doing. The only thing that’s certain is that I’m not insane.’
Jaehyun quickly put aside his thoughts about Loki and opened up his godhood. It was to maximize his offensive power by opening his divine power following his magical power.
―The godhead is opened.
―Active skill 《Mana Weapon》.
A skill that turns one’s entire body into a weapon. Its power needs no explanation.
Jaehyun continued to use his magic.
―Active skill 《Formation of magic tools》 is activated.
―You have succeeded in producing the artifact 《Nidhogg’s Fang》.
He leaped lightly, feeling the synergy between the glove and weapon that clung to his hand.
Diving between the fire strikes fired by Seo Ina, he freely changed the trajectory in the air.
It was because the size of the golden king reached almost 2m.
It wasn’t as tall as a giant, but at this level, it was a height rarely found among humans.
There is a high possibility that it will become a difficult enemy.
Jaehyun sighed as he thought about it. It expands its own muscles and shoots at the enemy.
―Active skill «Leap in the air».
Jaehyun activated the air jump twice in a row, then lowered the dagger in his hand once.
It was an attack aimed at the rib area, one of the few vulnerable parts of a skeleton.
However, unlike his size, the Golden King resisted Jaehyun’s attack by showing agile movements.
The tips of the spear and dagger collided with each other, creating a wild gust of wind. A sharp pain crept up in my wrist.
After catching his breath, Jaehyun took about ten steps back. He thought as he looked at the unshakable enemy in front of him.
‘I blocked it too. Doesn’t it mean that the nickname of the golden king was attached only because of greed?’
Jaehyun’s mouth twisted.
I didn’t think I would be able to defeat him with one shot from the start.
When Jaehyun’s attack didn’t work, Seo Ina quickly looked at him in front of him.
In order to support him at any time, it was necessary to check each other’s condition.
Contrary to her thoughts, however, Jaehyun was rather having fun.
In fact, Jaehyun’s eyes were clearly drawing an arc.
‘It’s rather good. With an enemy like this, I can try out my new skills and items.’
He reacted that way because he was genuinely interested.
Recently acquired gloves and items.
In order to use all of them properly, it was necessary to fight in advance with an enemy who was not a good match, but who was comparable to him.
Now, even if you fight other S-class raiders or colleagues, the gap between you and yourself is too big, so it wasn’t very helpful.
Except for fighting the gods or giants of the Anti-Aesir Alliance, Jae-hyun was in a situation where he could not properly test his strength.
‘But doing so would attract too much attention. Odin will catch our movements, so he couldn’t even ask the others to fight.’
However, the current situation is different.
This is a target to attack anyway, and Jaehyun must do his best here. To this end, Jaehyun reached the 3rd level of divine power liberation and attained full status.
Therefore, it means that there is no problem at all even if you show all your skills here.
“Ratatosk, you know how to hide.”
“Hehehehehehehehe! That word—!”
Jaehyun raised his mana, leaving behind the frightened squirrel.
Did you say golden king?
No matter how strong he was, Jaehyun had no intention of losing here.
[I am… keep… thing to do… .]
The unknown story of the Golden King flowed out, but Jaehyun just shrugged.
“It looks like you have a problem too… I have a lot at stake here too. I’m sorry, but I can’t lose.”
Jaehyun immediately thrust out his dagger.
Once again, the enemy’s spear and dagger collided, sparks flying on each other’s blades.
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Jaehyun felt the pain as if his palms would be torn apart, but he did not waver.
It was because the current situation was rather willing to reproduce.
The enemy seemed a little taken aback when his spear did not reach Jaehyun.
‘It’s not like he doesn’t have intelligence at all.’
After making a decision in a short time, Jaehyun identified the enemy’s strengths.
‘Anyway, the Golden King seems to be the type to wield a spear based on his strength. It may seem clunky, but it is one of the most effective methods. If it’s an enemy who lacks strength, he’ll be defeated in no time.’
However, Jaehyun only smiled. He immediately opened his magic.
―Active skill «Frozen Earth Lv 5» is activated.
A terrible chill that froze the surroundings. The resulting power instantly cooled the temperature in the huge room that had been filled with heat a while ago.
The Golden King was flustered and clicked his chin.
Jaehyun did not stop there.
―On/Off skill 《Megingijord’s Blessing》 is switched to ON mode.
―Strength stat doubles.
Jaehyun recalled for a moment the skill window he had seen immediately after obtaining Megingijord in the past.
A smirk spread across Jaehyun’s lips.
* * *
When Jaehyun continued to attack.
From Mimisbrunn, the sound of two people talking could be heard.
Loki, who has the familiar appearance of a young boy with red hair.
And Mimir, the giant who guards this spring, was right there.
It was Loki who spoke first.
“Already an adversary, I would have thought that he had climbed Yggdrasil. After all, he’s great.”
“Say that. It’s faster than you thought.”
Mimir nodded in agreement.
In fact, the opponent’s growth rate far exceeded what he and Loki initially expected.
“Now, if Odin intervened in the lower layer of Yggdrasil as we intended, things would be a little easier… I don’t know what will happen. Aren’t you a very naive nobleman?”
As Mimir struggled, Loki smiled and said,
“don’t worry. If you’re a coward, you’ll have no choice but to move. By now, he must have wanted to kill his opponent right away, right?
In order to hide the truth of the world hidden in the upper layer, he has no choice but to intervene in the test of the lower layer.”
The point of conversation between Loki and Mimir was simple.
Now, it is highly likely that Odin has somehow learned that the adversary is climbing Yggdrasil.
I’d say it’s close to 100%.
In this situation, the only action he would take was to either observe or increase the difficulty of each floor of Yggdrasil by consuming his divine power to attack the opponent.
Loki overwhelmingly thought the latter likely.
Odin tries to eliminate any threat, no matter how small, to himself.
To put it simply, it is a story of fear.
Coincidentally, because of that personality, he is protecting the top of Asgard.
“If that happens, we too will be able to give more power to our adversary.”
Mimir looked at Loki and said so.
It was as he said.
As Loki said, if Odin intervenes in the lower test of Yggdrasil to attack the adversary, he will also be able to intervene in another world.
Intervention between each other’s worlds must always achieve equilibrium.
That is the law of the world tree, and if Odin breaks it first, they will be able to deliver more power to their opponents.
“Anyway, Odin will move. So, think of a useful reward.”
After saying that, Loki left Mimisbrunn.
Mimir let out a small sigh as he saw the red-haired boy walking away.
“also… He looks sad. He couldn’t remember himself, so he can’t help it.”
After muttering that, Mimir shook his head lightly and thought about new rewards and quests to give to the opponent.
If Odin really intervened in the test as Loki said. He may be presented with trials that he never thought of.
You must save him and lead him to the right path.
That was Mimir’s job.
* * *
Thunder God Thor’s iron belt. When worn, you will receive Megingijord’s Blessing and your strength stat will double.
*Megingijord’s Blessing is an on/off skill that can be used freely.
As expected of Thor, it boasted an incredible level of ability.
Even if it wasn’t so, Jaehyun’s strength level didn’t drop at all even when compared to beings with other ranks. But, twice as much there?
It was an almost fraudulent rise.
‘It’s also a crazy item. A tremendous amount of power circulates throughout the body?’
Also, this wasn’t just a feeling of reappearance.
‘… Jaehyun’s mood has completely changed. It’s obviously different from before.’
Seo Ina sighed and looked at Jaehyun confronting the Golden King.
The power that radiated from his whole body was truly unimaginable.
Seo Eana could immediately realize that it came from an iron belt she had stolen from Modi in the past.
‘… After all, that belt was a great thing… .’
“So-so-so-that’s not Megingijord!? Uh-uh-how did Thor’s things get here-!”
Seo Ina relayed the story to Ratatosque, who screamed in embarrassment. How did Jaehyun get Megingjord and how is he using it?
However, despite the sufficient explanation, Ratatosque still tilted his head as if it was strange.
“Ha-but it’s still strange. Megingijord–it’s Toto-Thor’s thing! No one could handle it properly except him and his sons, or any other E-Esir god—!”
Ratatosque couldn’t understand.
maybe others. In particular, if a human had used that belt, he could no longer withstand the force, and it would be okay if he had become a corpse or collapsed by now.
However, Jaehyun was not shaken at all and was drawing out all his power.
How the hell is that even possible?
But I didn’t have time to think long.
The sound of Jaehyun’s dagger hitting the Golden King’s spear was heard. At that moment, something completely unexpected happened.
The enemy’s spears that were in contact with each other began to be pushed back slowly.
Eventually, Jaehyun leaned forward and hit the spear with the power of the Golden King. Enemy spears penetrate the floor.
Then, Jaehyun climbed on top of him on the spear pole.
“You can’t get caught by robbing a warehouse like this.”
and last minute.
Jaehyun’s sword was thrust out at high speed, and it touched the golden king’s neck before he knew it.
Jaehyun gave strength to the hand he held at the right time.
―Activates the passive skill 《Advanced Daggersmanship》.
―Passive skill «Poison Dragon’s Sadism» is activated.
―The enemy’s deadly poison stacks up to the maximum!
Numerous messages come to mind along with the sword stabbed right into the throat.
The pure white bones were stained purple.
Then, along with the sound of bones breaking, Jaehyun smiled.
An attack aimed at the vital point. It was the moment when winning or losing was easily decided.
Jaehyun sighed lightly.
“Is this clearing the first floor?”
Just like that, the moment Jaehyun completely defeated the golden king.
Suddenly, an unknown system sound was heard.
―You have cleared the 1st floor.
―Yggdrasil regenerates the memories of the <Golden King>, the owner of the stairs.