4. Gate Experience (3)
Gate Seeker is a hunter-only means of transportation equipped with Norse Detection technology.
At first, it was built to find a new gate, but now it is used more often when Hunter moves to the gate where they were dispatched.
Ye-Hyeon climbs onto the Gate Seeker pretending to look around moderately with the others.
Inside the Gate Seeker, the seats were separated left and right like a military helicopter and faced each other.
Shin Do-Gyeom is not seen sitting on the same line.
Ye-Hyeon fiddles with the safety bar across both shoulders and looks at the back.
It’s been a while since he rode it.
The last time he was dispatched to the super-large gate was with the Blue Dragon Guild, so it was only a month ago, but it felt far away.
So because they used Norse as an energy source, the Gate Seeker doesn’t need fuel.
The hunter, who stands in the middle, excitedly explains the principle of the Gate Seeker, and clears his throat.
“The gate we’re going to visit today is a C-class. You can’t ignore it because it’s level C. As you all know, gates are divided into three grades, small, medium, large, depending on their size, and A, B, and C, depending on their difficulty.”
Ye-Hyeon looks out the window, listening to the hunter’s explanation.
“Despite the size, the reason why there are only three gate difficulty grades was simple. There’s no point in breaking down any further steps because they’re inaccurate. We collect the evaluations of hunters who cleared the gate and then set the final grade, which was too wide of the margin of error from the information identified only by Norse before sending Hunter.”
A large number of S-class hunters were dispatched because they thought it was an A-class gate, but many were C-class.
The funny thing was the Status Window, before the official rating was announced, the Status Window also said that it was an A class small gate.
It was ridiculous to steadily reflect reality in terms of the title.
Baek Hae-Won caught sight of Ye-Hyeon, who was blinking blankly because he was bored.
If the Hunter Association were alive and well…When a super-large gate occurred, it would have responded normally without dividing. Would that have killed the boss?
Ye-Hyeon shook his head to shake off his vain thoughts.
Now, it is meaningless to assume that Baek Hae-Won’s gaze landed on Ye-Hyeon, who is looking through the awakening people.
Baek Hae-Won closes his eyes and smiles.
Ye-Hyeon also smiles at him like a habit.
After about 30 minutes of moving to a gate close to the training center, a black object began to be seen.
“It’s a gate……”
The attention of Ye-Hyeon and others were focused on the gate.
The cleared gate is as dark as it would absorb all the light in the world.
There are still three jewels left at the top.
Ye-Hyeon swept the roof of his mouth with his tongue.
From a distance, the gate is really like a tombstone.
“How many have died?”
“Still, there must not have been many casualties because it was a C-class small gate.”
Ye-Hyeon forced himself to swallow a sigh.
Contrary to the aforementioned atmosphere, Ye-Hyeon feels depressed.
The awakened people who got off the Gate Seeker lined up again.
“I’m going to operate the gate, so just follow hunter Baek Hae-Won here and go straight.”
The Hunter said.
The awakened people were quite shaken by the Hunter’s words to rush to the wall.
Ye-Hyeon looks at the gate sourly.
Everyone does at first, but when they enter the gate, it was nothing.
They wouldn’t even feel like they were going through the wall.
It just felt like the surrounding scenery is changing.
“There’s nothing to bump into, so don’t worry. Oh, if you go in late, you might fall into another route alone, so don’t miss the person in front of you. If you get lost, you can find the Boss Room Portal and escape, because the boss room is common to all routes.” Baek Hae-Won explained.
Among the very nervous awakened, Ye-Hyeon secretly pursed his lips to hold back his laughter.
Once the gate was opened, the route would not change for 10 minutes.
Since there are only about 30 people, they can’t be split, but they were intimidated for no reason.
“I’m going in.”
Baek Hae-Won turns around with a smiling face and disappears into the gate.
“Gate is the gate, is there anything to be afraid of?”
“What are you doing in front of me? Let’s hurry up and go.”
“Wait, I’m not still ready…”
The awakened people’s reactions were different.
Some pretends to be not scared, and some hesitates, swinging their hands over the wall, and then was forced in by a Hunter.
” What’s this? Did I really enter the dungeon? Wow, that’s amazing.” An awakened said.
As Ye-Hyeon slowly enters the gate, everyone is looking around with round eyes.
Some people even touched their limbs to see if they were properly attached.
It’s strange now, but it is obvious that they would come and go to the gate with a bored face in less than a month after becoming a hunter.
Ye-Hyeon also pretends to touch the wall pretending to be amazed.
The dungeon inside the gate has different structures and environments, and this dungeon has a cave topography.
It is a terrain that Ye-Hyeon didn’t like very much because he seemed to have entered the monster’s throat.
‘The super-large gate is also cave terrain!’
Ye-Hyeon frowned without realizing it.
‘Where’s Shin Do-Gyeom?’
Ye-Hyeon rolled his eyes so that it wasn’t obvious.
Ye-Hyeon is thinking of approaching Shin Do-Gyeom by taking advantage of the distraction.
He is planning to approach Shin Do-gyeom, who is supposedly in front of him.
When Ye-Hyeon is about to take a step he nearly bit his tongue.
Other awakened people pushes Ye-Hyeon’s shoulder and rushes forward.
“Wow, you’re so pretty.”
“I heard you have a good personality. Isn’t the world really unfair?”
Everyone seemed to not even know that they bumped into Ye-Hyeon because they were possessed by Baek Hae-Won’s face.
Ye-Hyeon rubs his tingling shoulders and smiles in vain.
When Ye-Hyeon came to his senses, he was pushed back in the blink of an eye.
Ye-Hyeon thought it would be unnatural to break through, so he had no choice but to stand in the back row again.
“Is it true that the Association is going to take care of you?”
“Huh? It’s supposed to be a catch. Or how did you become so famous all of a sudden?”
“He became famous all of a sudden?”
“Oh, you don’t know. One day all of a sudden, all the Hunter-related media were covered with Baek Hae-Won’s face.”
“The hype about Baek Hae-Won showed no signs of stopping.”
The story, which began with a simple compliment of appearance, became more and more shady as Ye-Hyeon listened to this person and that person.
‘It’s like the Hunter Commune Free Bulletin, right? Even if it’s better to gossip than to praise others, the person is just in front of you!’
Baek Hae-Won and Kwon Joo-Ho were famous for being cursed a lot at the Hunter Community.
‘Ah, aren’t I there, too?’
Ye-Hyeon pouts the corners of his mouth.
There were so many rumors about nonsense that Ye-Hyeon hadn’t looked at the free bulletin board for a long time.
More than 20 people were buzzing, and the humming of the cave’s terrain added to it, making it insanely noisy.
‘It’s so noisy!’
Ye-Hyeon examined Baek Hae-Won’s movements.
Ye-Hyeon feels sorry for no reason because he knows how annoying it is to talk to people who you didn’t know.
Contrary to his worries, Baek Hae-Won was calmly wearing a voice amplifier.
Baek Hae-Won, who finished preparing, smiled and clapped to draw attention.
Ye-Hyeon even felt a strange sense of experience in this situation.
“Everyone, please focus. The place we are now is the place where we arrive after passing through the gate, which is called the starting area. It’s the only safe zone inside the dungeon. Do you see the letters engraved by the advance team on the front wall? It means this is the E-3 route.”
The writing is clunky to look at as the leader of the advance squad had roughly engraved it with a knife.
There was also a sign below that all the remaining monsters were processed, but Baek Hae-Won did not seem to have any intention of telling them that.
“You all know that once you enter the dungeon, you can’t go outside until you clear it, right? But actually, there’s another way to escape. This is it. You can escape if you use this crystal, which monsters drop very rarely, in the starting area. It’s a method that you can only use in an emergency, but please remember it.”
Baek Hae-Won took out a transparent crystal from his arms.
The white-lit crystal shone in the dark cave.
Baek Hae-Won’s explanation is only very basic.
From the perspective of an active hunter, it is like telling a high school student “1 plus 1.”
‘It is already boring.’
But the responses of other awakened people are completely different.
Since information on the gate is only available among hunters, chances for awakened people who are no different from ordinary people to access proper information are extremely rare.
As they were full of things to see and hear for the first time, the awakened people looks around as if they had come to a different world.
“You’re much more handsome in person.”
“Haha, thank you.”
At the same time, whenever Baek Hae-Won stopped talking for a while, another person would speak, regardless of whether it was a man or a woman.
“Are you here for a fan meeting?”
Ye-Hyeon grumbles inside and peeps at Shin Do-Gyeom.
Shin Do-Gyeom is looking straight ahead.
If Ye-Hyeon could, he wanted to have a fan meeting with Shin Do-Gyeom.
Our fan boy meets his idol. Thank you Remiss for the ko-fi!