〈Dongdaemun Station, erosion factor, huge sword-1〉
For mankind, the phenomenon of “wave” was no different from hell.
But in the game system, it was just a kind of’event’.
-You have found a treasure chest (event)!
That is why opportunities for such luck existed in various places on the “map”.
‘I’m lucky to have a box here.’
Of course, these event boxes weren’t the only ones here.
It’s never easy to find, but there are several places in Seoul,
There was only one sitting here at the same time.
Fortunately, there was no eye to see around here. Lee Hyun-wook immediately opened the locker.
There were two items in it.
It was a silver ring and a gold card.
First of all, I picked up the ring.
-Acquired the mana tank (2nd stage).
Last time, the mana tank obtained from Heo Young-tae was 3rd grade.
That alone was an expensive item that cost 1 billion won.
But this time, it is a level 2 higher than that.
He’s 6 times more expensive.’
So it was said that this little ring was worth 6-7 billion dollars.
Of course, the effect would be about 50% higher than that of the 3rd grade, but those who experienced the 50% difference would know how big a weapon would be in battle.
Lee Hyun-wook took out the other one, the gold card.
-Acquired the characteristic bloom (special).
*Items are attributed at the same time they are acquired.
‘This… … jackpot.’
The advanced mana tank was actually an item with a value that seemed only to be a service.
The ‘gaehwa’ of the trait means that a new ‘skill’ is created.
For 〈Level Growth Player〉 every 5 levels, and 〈Out-of-Level Growth Player〉, random ‘characteristic blooms’ occur whenever their abilities increase by a certain amount or when certain conditions are satisfied.
In other words, as the player’s level increases, the chance to acquire skills decreases.
Therefore, being able to obtain the skill without any price was great luck.
-Would you like to use’Talent Flowering (Special)’? (Y/N)
Lee Hyun-wook chose Y.
– Congratulations! A new skill has been created with good luck!
-Name: Metal Deformation
-Effect: Consumes mana to ‘transform’ the shape of the controlled metal.
* Mana consumption varies depending on the amount of target to which the skill is applied.
‘Metal transformation, literally, is a skill that can change the shape of metal.’
Lee Hyun-wook took out an iron bead and tried to transform the metal.
The iron bead was crushed like a shriveled, then spread out and quickly became a sharp weapon.
It could even be used for a “rigidified” body.
Lee Hyun-wook tried to transform the metal while putting a rigid body on his left hand.
It rose firmly like scales on the back of the hand and over the fingers. At first, it looked like a general rigid body shoe, but soon it became elongated and sharpened little by little, and then it sprouted like a leopard’s claws.
When you swing these nails, if you put weight on them, it will be more powerful than you think.
It seemed to be good for self-defense in case of emergency without weapons, or for surprise attack on the enemy.
‘It’s a weak level right now, but later, it’s a skill that’s quite useful.’
Being able to freely change the shape of metal like clay clay was inevitably very useful. For example, there was a time when a huge reinforcing bar was made like a chain and the ogres were tied together.
So, while Lee Hyun-wook was growing up a notch, the AMT soldiers finished inspection in the region,
Mintae Ahn, who was in charge of the 2nd Platoon Commander’s mission, came as a representative and reported.
“There is no problem to be identified. The shield is functioning with a full charge. Oh, and at night between searches, I have stopped at night to identify points to watch out for.”
Ahn Min-tae, who was only one of the few bridesmaids in the company until a while ago, but now he takes care of his work. It was growing into a talent that can be trusted and entrusted in many ways.
“Yeah, I can’t move because it’s night, but I’m flying a magic drone to check the location of monsters in the area, and I’m ready to open the shelter before the daylight. Tomorrow will be twice as long as today, so give me a rest.”
“Yes, I understand.”
“By the way, where is Sergeant Sehee Kim?”
“Oh, before, you were at the ticket gate over there…….”
Lee Hyun-wook went out to find Kim Se-hee. Because I had something to give her.
Then, near the ticket gate, in a quiet place, I heard Kim Se-hee’s voice.
“……No, I’m fucking damned that I called it up once, damn it! Really!”
But what was going on was a little exhilarating, and he seemed to be shouting at someone.
The moment Lee Hyun-wook goes around the corner and faces Kim Se-hee—
Something floating in front of her face disappeared as if evaporating.
It was, perhaps, the spirit of the wind she was working on.
“Sergeant Kim, uh…… who are you talking to?”
Sehee Kim blushed as if he was embarrassed.
‘It looks like he was fighting with the spirit… … .’
The power of an elemental witch comes from’spirit affinity’ or’spirit dominance’.
Either borrow power by communing with the spirits, or forcefully draw power by pressing them—the higher the two values, the more high-grade spirits could be used.
And above all, it was a very important factor that could draw out the spirit’s “potential”.
However, Kim Se-hee at this time was neither.
‘No matter how much you swear and fight with the spirits, aren’t you more deadly than you thought?’
But on the other hand, I was also looking forward to it.
Earlier, by borrowing the power of the spirit of the wind, it was possible to know how much her potential was just by looking at the appearance of an instant rush to seize the backs of the public servants.
If only reconciled with the spirit, the ability would be greatly improved.
“Big, what’s going on?”
Sehee Kim asked, avoiding his gaze, unable to overcome his confusion.
“Isn’t it that you don’t know, it’s dangerous to be separated by yourself like this?”
“Ah, well, yeah…….”
“That’s why I didn’t come to catch it, I have something to give.”
Lee Hyun-wook took something out of his pocket.
It was a small greenish stone.
“It’s a spirit stone. In this case, you don’t have to report it to the troops individually. Sergeant Kim uses it.”
Sehee Kim made a mysterious expression. Thank you, but I was embarrassed, and it seemed to me that I was trying not to show off that feeling, but the shape of my lingering mouth was all spotted.
Until now, I was fighting and cursing with the spirit, but getting a gift for the spirit… … If you want to use this, you have to pass it on directly to the spirit, but it’s awkward… … I was thinking about that.
“Oh, go, thank you. But, how did you know that I was an elementalist?”
Rarely ever recognize her true character, who usually uses a dual dagger.
“I’m Sergeant Se-hee Kim, and he’s also famous in our company.”
“Hmm, not that way…… Anyway, thank you.”
Lee Hyun-wook turned and spit out a word.
“But…… don’t fight and get along, a little.”
“Well, what, what…… Except during the operation, don’t interfere with tea, right?”
Kim Se-hee revealed this by putting a lot of irritation over her reddish face.
Hagin, too, she is a woman who swears and fights with my spirit, but her temper hair would be unusual.
Soon the night fell, and Lee Hyun-wook ordered the entire company to be alert and rest.
However, the members of the company all looked nervous.
It was because the day seemed to have passed without any results.
Now, there was an obsessive feeling that there were only four days left until the erosion of Seoul.
‘But the rest won’t be long. In this, things will happen… … .’
Lee Hyun-wook was talking face to face with the station guard.
“… … So, you mean a monster came in through the subway track?”
At Lee Hyun-wook’s question, the security team leader nodded.
“Yes, it was a mouse-shaped monster. Of course, it wasn’t an ordinary mouse, it was as big as a dog.”
In the beginning, it was said that it prevented monsters from invading through the subway track.
Fortunately, there weren’t a few at that time, so it could have stopped in a small commotion… … .
‘It doesn’t stop that much next time.’
Hell Rat, a swarm of cannibal rats that push in like a black wave and take away everything from humans. By now, as many as it would be difficult to handle, there would be a lot of numbers beneath it.
“Well, after that, I’ve closed it tightly. You’ll probably never be able to penetrate it.”
“Yes, it is.”
It should have been. Unfortunately, history didn’t go that way.
The magic shield disappeared, and a swarm of rats pushed into the shelter like black waves.
Thus, thousands of them are eaten alive by a swarm of rats.
The reason too… … Because there is a traitor in the shelter.
They were apostates Hyeon-joon Gong and the original Priest-based player, but when they began to covet the ‘Power of Darkness’, which is a counter-payment, he was a madman who kidnapped the player and conducted a living experiment.
After becoming a villain, he pursues my research with the support of Gordon Price.
And by gathering people who have similar tastes to themselves, they set up a group of “Mad Scientists”… … .
‘Among the villains, they were particularly vicious.’
They commit a terror unprecedented in history, spraying poison mist on Beijing and killing as many as 4 million people in just one day.
‘Even the reason for the slaughter was to supply the body to the necromancer.’
The Necromancer formed an undead army based on the body and advanced to the Korean Peninsula.
At that moment, General Choi Jeong-cheol played an active part in the tactical nuclear bomb class, and finally stopped the first invasion.
Anyway, Hyeon-jun Gong was in this place right now… … .
‘There it is.’
Lee Hyun-wook just identified his location.
Because, he was approaching Lee Hyun-wook.
15 minutes ago
On the 1st basement floor of Dongdaemun Station, near the entrance to the shelter, there was a space called’Public Sanctuary’.
A sanctuary, literally meaning a sacred place, was a method in which a’sanctuary buff’ was provided within a certain area when a certain amount of sacred object items were placed.
The effects of the buff were very diverse, and the resilience of abnormal conditions increased significantly, and the priest’s divine power increased several times, so a tremendous heal effect could be expected.
In other words, this was a kind of emergency room that could save even dying players.
But the back office there… … Strangely, there was a place where the power of the Holy Spirit could not reach.
Someone was sitting there.
The sanctuary manager, Gong Hyeon-jun, was trying to ‘mana communication’ somewhere right now.
“Yes, it’s me.”
-Yes, is it true that AMT troops came into the shelter, over there?
This voice was Baekjun Ki.
“Yes, that’s right. One…… it was a little less than fifty.”
-Are you, Seo Eun-ha, is that woman there too?
There was a very slight irritation in his voice.
Five butchers, because they knew they had been killed at once.
No matter how much I thought about it, it was impossible, but if it were a possibility… … It was right.
It meant that the second daughter of the Holy Knights was growing faster than expected.
“Hmm…… No, none of the tall women in military uniforms wore armor. I looked around and was photographed as a weird guy. Oh well, weird things are true. Haha!”
-Tk— Anyway, you shouldn’t let even one of them alive.
“Yes, once you’ve come in here, you’ll never be able to go out alive. We’ve prepared very well.”
He giggled and turned around, opening the corner cabinet.
There were all kinds of flasks and plastic bottles in it.
Gong Hyun-jun picked up one of them.
The light brown liquid in it, I poured it into a coffee pot.
“Yes, I tricked the 16 station guards in here to serve the car and gave them a beast potion. Just fire a spell and they would become beasts and tear the civilians.”
“Hey, that’s not all. Tonight, after spraying paralytic poison gas on the shelter…….”
He lifted a black box in the corner of the cabinet.
“… … When you ring this alarm that calls in a swarm of rats in the basement, everyone here will experience a bite of their eyeballs and intestines with their eyes open. Isn’t it fun?”
-Yes, I know that you always act thoroughly and according to plan.
“Of course. You won’t be disappointed this time.”
-If this goes well, it is natural that a considerable amount of research funding will be provided… … I will introduce you to the’chairman’.
“Yes! Thank you! Please tell me I’ll see you soon!”
The moment he laughed, revealing his gums, the mana messenger turned off by itself.
At the same time, it seemed that the mana battery was exhausted.
I boiled the coffee pot and checked the system message.
-Take off the unsuitable light and put on the dark… … .
1) In vivo experiment: 30 successful beastization experiments (17/30)
2) Slaughter 1,000 or more “civilians” in any way or by any means. (Proceeding)
3) Nurture 30,000 by supplying nutrients to the ‘Hellet’ crowds that are growing underground. (Proceeding)
* Reward: Dark spell book of unknown author-3
He smiled as he skimmed the message.
As planned, this quest was expected to succeed tonight.
“Now, shall we go to find the 18th test subject?”
He put on a white robe, hums and went out of the sanctuary.
At the same time, from time to time, I glanced over the AMT soldiers.
Then, somewhere, I found a man who looked quite different.
A man equipped with two swords behind his back was having a conversation with the security team leader.
‘Ah! That man is the leader of AMT!’
He laughed at a whimsical thought.
‘The moment that man gives the order to respond, just make it a wear wolf… … Sounds fun?’
And for the event tonight, it would be much more convenient to process the leader first.
He hid his fishy smile and smoked a warm smile, waiting for their conversation to end.
And when the man was alone, he approached it naturally.
The man’s name was Hyun-wook Lee and the rank of rank was not seen.
He faced Gong Hyun-jun without any expression and nodded.
It looked like he didn’t want to talk much.
However, Gong Hyun-joon knew how to bring out conversations to these humans.
“Is it true that this Wave Undead is the main monster?”
“… … Oh, yes, that’s right.”
“Oops, it would have been difficult for me to respond.”
First, he draws out the problem he is most concerned about and opens up a conversation.
“No way yes, it is.”
“I’m a vocational manager at Dongdaemun Station, so I’m a Priest. And I majored in 〈Black Magic Response Theory〉 at the International Player University’s Raid Department. It’s not enough, but I was wondering if it could help.”
And it appeals to one’s expertise in the matter.
“Yes, I am in the doctoral course.”
Then, as expected, the alertness disappeared from the man’s eyes.
I had to do that.
You must be feeling a sense of responsibility that is difficult to handle, and your ears will be attracted to the words that you can solve the problem… … .
“That’s great. If so, I’d like to ask you something.”
The expression of the man, who had been hardly expressionless, was released, and it was filled with anxiety.
‘Easy, easy too!’
He hid his smile and nodded with a serious expression.
“Yes, tell me anything. As far as I know, it will be helpful.”
“Well, I was thinking about how to respond if I encountered an insubstantial ghost series. As you can see, there are very few Priests in our unit right now….”
“Well……that’s a very difficult problem. It’s difficult to explain it simply and clearly, but would you like a cup of tea if you can afford it?
The man looked at his watch as if embarrassed, but immediately nodded.
“… … I think it will be okay for about 20 minutes.”
Thus, Gong Hyun-jun succeeded in bringing the AMT commander to the sanctuary.
“Now, sit down.”
“In fact, I was thinking about serving as an AMT surgeon during the’player duty mission period’ after studying in college.”
“Oh, is that so?”
“Yes, by the way, if you want to continue the study, it’s a bit long, but I think the sanctuary manager would be better. Actually, that’s there. Haha—”
Gong Hyeon-jun naturally continued the conversation and poured two cups of pre-brewed coffee.
Of course, there was something else added in it, and the coffee was laid down in front of the man.
“Thank you. It smells good.”
“It’s not expensive coffee, but it’s the best instant coffee ever.”
The man held the cup to his mouth without any doubt.
‘Yeah, drink it, hurry up and swallow it…’
However, the spell he had memorized did not work.
As if he suddenly remembered something, he lowered the cup again.
“Oh! But sir, I was hurt during the battle, can you take a look?”
Suddenly, what are you talking about… … .
I was impatient, but I hid my expression and nodded.
“Well, aren’t there any Priests among the troops?”
“My skills are terrible. Maybe all of them are inferior players…….”
“Oh, then let’s look at it.”
“Here, this is the left wrist.”
The man rolled the sleeves of his combat suit.
By the way … … There wasn’t much hurt.
There was just one small tattoo in the shape of a spear.
“Well……where did you get hurt?”
“If you look closely, here—”
It was weird. The tattoo disappeared from his wrist, and some smoke was flowing.
Gong Hyun-jun couldn’t figure out what had happened.
He just realized a little later that he had a long spear buried in his abdomen.
“Off-off… … .”
He vomited a handful of blood, then raised his trembling head to look at the man.
An expressionless, cold expression was staring at him.
The man raised his left hand.
Something like scales sprung up on the skin of his fingers.
And soon, it sprung sharply like an animal’s claws.
Gong Hyun-jun shouted, but no voice came out.
The man, Lee Hyun-wook, looked at the shape of Gong Hyun-jun’s mouth and said.
Lee Hyun-wook nodded.
“Yes, you think so. We felt that way.”
Then he pulled something out of his pocket.
It was a silver iron bead.
“Okay, what’s going on with this now… …you served me coffee, but by chance I spilled that coffee, and, in other words, touched the iron beads of divine power that I had on my desk.”
Lee Hyun-wook tilted the cup over the iron beads.
When the coffee touches the iron beads… … .
“The divine power reacted with the toxicity, and an abnormal reaction occurred like this…….”
“Of course I was suspicious and you are embarrassed and gibberish. At that time, it would be okay to say that Congressman Park Gil-sang was involved… Anyway, then, when I seemed to be off guard, I made the mistake of pulling out a weapon and wielding it….”
The dagger that Gong Hyun-joon had hidden in his waist fell by itself, and suddenly he was lifted by his left hand.
I tried to throw it out, but my body didn’t get any strength.
“Now, so in the end, I have no choice but…….”
Lee Hyun-wook swung his left hand, and he fell on the desk.
‘The shelter people will believe this.’
It seemed that he could deal with Gong Hyun-jun, and maybe even intertwine Park Gil-sang in some cases.
Lee Hyun-wook recovered the “Achilles’ Spear” that had been stuck in his stomach.
And he even got a’mana tank (grade 3)’ that was stuck in his finger.
Maybe tomorrow, the total amount of mana seemed to increase several times.
“Well, are you here?”
Lee Hyun-wook opened the cabinet door behind Gong Hyun-jun’s back and looked inside.
It contained all kinds of player-made potions.
“Beast flower potion…… I’ve been studying it since then.”
Lee Hyun-wook remembered the “final stage” of this potion and stuck his tongue out.
They wandered around downtown Daegu, resulting in a huge number of victims.
Knowing that, he didn’t drink the coffee he gave him.
At that time, a’black box’ with a unique shape came into my eyes at the end of the cabinet.
‘It’s an item that looks suspicious no matter how much you look at it.’
When I lifted it, information came to my eyes.
-Acquired the devil’s alarm.
* When you infuse mana, it attracts the ‘born of hell’.
Yes, it was an item that could bring in a swarm of mice that would be breeding countless times in an underground tunnel.
Gong Hyun-jun used this to slaughter the refugees in the shelter.
But, that doesn’t happen anymore.
Lee Hyun-wook smiled.
“This makes the game so easy…….”
Somehow, it seemed that he could wipe out a swarm of cannibal mice that were infested underground.