Episode 72 Last Festival (1)
after. Jaehyun and Seo Ahhyun, who had cleared the third roller coaster and the fourth gyro drop without much difficulty, now had only the final event, the festival, left.
In the roller coaster, it is to stop the runaway train and return safely.
The condition for clearing the Gyro Drop was to escape safely from the crashing airship.
Fortunately, clearing the dungeon was not difficult thanks to Seo Ah-hyun’s skill and brain, and Jae-hyeon’s physical and judgmental skills.
Because the difficulty of the two dungeons was not high, I did not give any special skills.
5 stat points each.
I got a total of 10, so it’s not a bad performance, though.
‘Because it only took four hours to clear it. I also saved potions.’
Only two potions were used.
The finest potion made by Jaesang Lee. If it wasn’t for Jae-Hyun, he would have paid more than twice as much, but Jae-Sang Lee was a benefactor to Jae-Sang Lee.
Thanks to this, he was able to buy potions in bulk cheaply in advance.
Jaehyun exhaled deeply as he looked back at the dungeon he had successfully cleared.
All that remains is the long-awaited festival.
“Whoa… … It’s finally the end.”
“okay. Once this is over, you can go back to reality.”
Seo Ah-hyun pretended to wipe away tears as if she was moved by Jae-hyun’s words.
Jaehyun gave her a small pat on the head.
“It’s not over yet, so get your head right. Otherwise, you will die.”
“yes… … .”
Seo Ah-hyun answered in a weak voice.
Jaehyun sighed and looked around.
A bloody landscape fills both pupils.
It shouldn’t be released like this now.
The festival, the last scheduled 《BIG 5》, is a very dangerous event.
Before returning, Seo Ah-hyun also said that she almost died in this section.
Relaxing is disqualifying as a raider.
It is most important not to distract your attention here.
‘After being alert, it must be finished clearly and concisely.’
After opening the lid, Jaehyun started doping while drinking the potion.
They were potions that temporarily increased strength and agility as well as stamina.
He didn’t forget the potion that increased magic power.
Even if you fight in close quarters, Jaehyun is a magician, so magic is the key.
Anyway, after drinking the potion and finishing preparations, Seo Ah-hyun stuck out her tongue and asked.
“I think my real brother is crazy. Where the hell did you get those potions?”
“This climbs again. Aren’t you purifying your words? Are you going to leave?”
“… … My brother’s dog is cool.”
“shut up. I’m going to enter the dungeon now. Always be prepared properly.”
Seo Ah-hyun nodded.
Jaehyun put an empty bottle of potion in his inventory and stood up.
With those words, Jaehyun started walking towards the outdoor plaza where the festival was held.
The time has already passed the night and headed towards dawn.
However, here in Neverland, there is a thick darkness, so there is no light to be found.
Thanks to this, Jaehyun had to move after lighting up the flashlight.
After a while.
Upon reaching their destination, the two looked around.
Numerous miscellaneous piles of scrap metal abandoned in a space that looks like a huge plaza and a stage visible below it. I could see men and women wearing masks lined up on either side.
They all look bizarrely distorted.
“As expected, this is the last time… … I don’t think it will be easy.”
“I think so too.”
Seo Ah-hyun nodded and agreed with Jae-hyun.
Tadat… … Tadat… … !
It flickers like a street light and makes a sound.
Between the broken building and the playground equipment, something slowly begins to appear.
“… … person? Or is it a monster?”
As Seo Ah-hyun said, there were already passengers there.
An existence that cannot be distinguished whether it is human or not, and even the gender is unknown.
Jaehyun quickly injected magic into his eyes to confirm its identity.
Thanks to the skill, Jaehyun was able to thoroughly examine the face of the fallen being.
The moment he was about to tell Seo Ah-hyun about his appearance.
Voices began to be heard along with microphone noise.
Jijik – Jijik -.
“welcome! Everyone who came to Neverland! I’m Brun! Come down!”
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The firecracker explodes with a pop and expands its power, embroidering the sky with colorful colors.
The festival was held in a colorful and cheerful atmosphere.
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The masked people sitting in the audience are all enthusiastic and cheering.
Brunen, who stood on the stage and held the microphone, was also excited.
Brün’s appearance was quite bizarre, but somehow familiar.
A face wearing a white persona that can only be seen in The Phantom of the Opera.
The angular chin that stands out below, the cheekbones, and the black long-brimmed hat on the head.
It was an odd enough combination when taken apart, but it worked well.
I couldn’t see inside the mask, so I couldn’t tell if it was a human or a beast.
But it would not be an ordinary existence.
Up until now, there was nothing that could be called normal in the process of clearing dungeons.
Even when he looked at Jaehyun and Seo Ahhyun, Brune did not show any hostility.
On the contrary, they are talking about peaceful things such as “Come and enjoy the festival.”
Jaehyun sighed, wrapped mana all over his body, and started walking.
‘I don’t know what it is, but I have no choice but to bump into it.’
Jae-hyun led Seo Ah-hyun, who was not moving, and started to go downstairs.
“Now, wait a minute! I’m not ready yet… … .”
“It’s noisy, so come along. It might be more dangerous to stay here.”
Seo Ah-hyun kept her mouth shut at Jae-hyun’s words.
Even if you resist anyway, it won’t mean much. The moment the dependent skill is activated, everything will be useless.
When they went downstairs, Brune greeted the two of them with a happy expression befitting the festive atmosphere.
“Welcome. Jaehyun Min. Seo Ah-hyun. You have successfully conquered 《BIG 5》 here in Neverland, and now only the last festival is left! Congratulations.”
Brune was genuinely excited.
‘You already know our names…’ … Did you figure it out in the dungeon raid beforehand?’
Jaehyun was awkward about something, but he covered it up for now and asked.
“How is the end of the dungeon going?”
Brune answered Jaehyun’s question with a bright smile.
“The last quest is tagging.”
“hide and seek?”
“yes. That’s right. Can you see the gate in front of me?”
There was a hall that looked like a small gate at the place Brunn pointed.
He added an explanation.
“You have to reach your destination by running away from the monsters coming out of there.”
“Is that all? What kind of monsters are coming out?”
“A very good question!”
Brunn smiled with a happy face.
Jaehyun got goosebumps all over his body for no reason, but he tried to ignore it.
“This game of tag will be played at different levels of difficulty depending on your skill level.”
“Please explain in detail.”
“To put it simply, this field. In other words, the difficulty is determined by the number and strength of challengers in the Neverland site, and the higher the difficulty, the stronger the monsters will appear.”
“In short, if you are a strong person, you have to go to your destination avoiding a stronger demon beast?”
“yes. you’re right. You seem to have a good understanding! You are amazing too.”
Jaehyun didn’t like Brune’s praise.
If this is the case, how difficult will the dungeon be?
Anxiety creeps in slowly.
If Seo Ah-hyun had come alone in this last quest, there wouldn’t have been a big problem.
It’s so weak that if you run away from the lowest level monsters, it’s over.
However, Jaehyun’s case was a little different.
No, it was very different.
Jaehyun was genuinely worried about the grade he would receive.
He has achieved remarkable growth while experiencing various events before and after entering the academy.
Grabbed Nightshade, went through freshman hunts, and smashed mock dungeons.
His skills are already at a level that easily exceeds that of a B-class raider.
Compared to the cadets of Milles Academy as well as the teaching staff, Jaehyun is at the top.
‘… … It’s a big deal.’
If Jaehyun’s skills were all evaluated, the difficulty of this dungeon would be quite high.
I thought it would be a bit difficult to fight while protecting Seo Ah-hyun.
Jaehyun pondered for a while, then looked up at Brune and asked.
“How many levels of difficulty are there in total?”
“Normally all five. from A to E.
On top of that, there are more special classes, but they have never been revealed… … .”
I guess I don’t have to worry about that.
Jaehyun thought about it and nodded his head.
As I was organizing my thoughts, Brune suddenly smiled and reached out his hand.
When Seo Ah-hyun was surprised, Brune waved his hand and said, “Don’t worry.”
“Ah, don’t be surprised. It’s just a process of measuring the skill of the contestants!”
“Ah, yes… … .”
Seo Ah-hyun showed a subdued attitude at Brune’s voice.
Even though he seems to be treating the two of them well, Brunn is also a skilled person with considerable magical power.
As Seo Ah-hyun is also an awakened person, he must have noticed the difference in power and couldn’t say anything.
Jaehyun looked at him for a moment as he stretched out his hands to Seo Ah-hyun and her, and then looked away.
There was no way the result would change even if I tried to see through it, and I had to find a way to overcome the situation first.
‘Please come out on a lower difficulty… … please… .’
The result was prayer.
It was a poor conclusion, but the two prayed hard, thinking that it was better than nothing.
And exactly betrayed.
“congratulations! Everyone, it’s S-class! We hope you enjoy this event even more! Congratulations!”
“… … yes?”
Jaehyun was dumbfounded and asked back, but the conclusion did not change.
What if you said that there were only A to E so far? Are there more S ranks?
Unknowingly, swear words came out of my mouth.
I haven’t experienced it yet, so I’m not sure…
At least it can’t be a low difficulty.
Even in games, there is usually an S-class difficulty above A-class, and I just said that Brün also has a special class difficulty above A-class.
Jaehyun blankly looked at Bruen with a bewildered face, and then shouted out in regret.
“No, does this make sense?! Something must be wrong.
Think about it. He is Jim, who is not yet a novice, and I am just a cadet who is still lacking in skills. Only two people… … .”
“Not two people. It’s three people.”
For a moment, Jaehyun didn’t understand Brune’s words at all.
No matter how much you look around, there will be only you and Seo Ah-hyun here. three people?
Brune smiled and clapped his hands.
Then, magical energy was applied to the gate, and a high-pressure sound began to flow out.
“Then I wish you luck. Good grades and come back.”
Brunn bowed politely and said hello.
Jaehyun wanted to say something, but couldn’t.
It was because the system’s unique and refreshing voice came right into my ears.
―The quest «Last Festival» has been accepted.
―Reach the base by surviving the dust of Surt, or defeat him.
Enjoy Neverland’s final event, the Last Festival!
Flee from the dust of Surt, survive and reach the base.
Reward: Tirfi’s Thunderstrike
1. Killed by Surt
2. Killed in the flames of Surt
Number of participants: 3/3
*Hidden Quest – Kill the Motes of Surt and eliminate potential threats (Reward TBD)
* ‘Indescribable Achievements’ can be achieved