The prologue (2)
“Hey, I can hear you.”
“What are you going to do if you hear it?”
“A level F like porter man.”
“I don’t want to see you act like you’re something when you’re just a porter.”
“Oh, me too. Where is the porter going around?”
Four or eight people shouted out loud and continued to gossip about Ye-Hyeon.
It was a familiar thing, so Ye-Hyeon only looked forward as if he didn’t hear it.
There was no need to open the status window to check who it was.
Being around the rear meant being a C- or D-class hunter at best.
Ye-Hyeon was in charge of high-ranking hunters of A-level or higher, so they might have misunderstood that a simple porter, no more than that, was being treated excessively.
After hesitating for a while, Ye-Hyeon grabbed the air with his trembling fingers.
A blue state window came to mind.
Name: Choi Ye-Hyeon
Title: F-class Hunter(F), Questionable Supporter(C), Money Litter(F)
Skill: Inventory(?), Collection(C), Slaughter(D)
Every time I saw the status window, it was insignificant. The only job that could be done as a “player” with an unknown rating was to look at the status window. Even if the level was raised, the vitality and mana remained at level 1. Literally, it was the level where death could just quickly brush by me.
He hid safely at the entrance just now, so he didn’t get a direct attack, but he had to drink a recovery pot from time to time because he lose blood.
Ye-Hyeon looked through the skill list with mixed feelings.
The frustration when the first skill I gained at level 10 was only inventory was dizzying even when I look back now.
In general, lower-class hunters had no big problem making a living, even though they were busy just packing, but Ye-Hyeon needed money, a large sum of money, Ye-Hyeon officially became a hunter and did not let go of his hope to become a ranker and sweep money.
“Now I’m in grade F, but if I have combat skills, I can go up as much as I want. There might be other functions besides the status window. If I raise my level, if I raise my level…But desperate expectations were trampled to the eye. The second skill I got at level 30 was collecting, and there was no sign of new skills.”
Nothing could be done with Ye-Hyeon’s poor ability.
Ye-Hyeon had to admit what an incompetent hunter he was.
“However, I couldn’t help but not give up.”
Ye-Hyeon closely watched the rankers to find a breakthrough out of the stuffy reality.
What Ye-Hyeon paid attention to was more than a condition.
As their senses were highly developed, the top hunters were greatly influenced by their combat power, if there were subtle differences in the five senses due to the debuff.
There’s no way to know what kind of condition you’re in, and there’s multiple overlapping, so every time you clear the top gate, you’ll be in trouble because of the debuffs and you would need to drink all types of potions.
Either that or you would need a healer which was so rare that they would be called emperor beyond the nobility.
Since the Hunter Association became nominal, there was no healer in the Blue Dragon Guild, one of the best top five guilds needs to find a solution.
As a result, in general, there was only an inefficient way to drink all kinds of potions without knowing whether fatigue just accumulated or whether it was really an abnormal debuf.
The amount of potions that could be carried was limited because hanging them in a row interfered with the battle, but most of the rankers hired separate porters because they could not clear gates with abnormal conditions.
Ye-Hyeon claimed to be a supporter only to make money.
He followed the Ranker party with a lot of potions in his inventory and used the status window to deliver the necessary release drugs at the appropriate time without misuse.
Instead, it was settled 1.5 times the market price, but it was not a burden for Rankers or guilds, and it was cheaper than solving it by taking various potions recklessly.
Fortunately, it was at the time when the number of top gates increased, so I was able to settle down faster than expected.
Ranker, who once tasted the convenience, used to visit Ye-Hyeon whenever they attacked the top gate.
On the surface, it would seem to follow various ranker parties without doing anything, just picking up the money, but that was not the case.
Hunters were reluctant to share information with Ye-Hyeon because he did not belong to the guild and wandered around this party and that party.
Even information about the topography and monsters in the dungeon was only obtained by begging.
It is not easy to get a potion for abnormal conditions, and it was always tight to prepare the necessary medicine in a short time.
However, if he did not get enough supplies under the pretext of information, thye would rather not bring him because it was not worth the utility to carry around Ye-Hyeon.
In addition, each hunter had different tendencies, so the timing of delivering the medicine was different.
Some had to throw it right after they attacked the monster, sometimes they had to quickly leave the medicine in the position they gestured for, and sometimes they came and received it in person during the battle.
Gate, which needs Ye-Hyeon, have many urgent situations where life and death came and went. So he is often criticise if he is late.
Nothing was easy.
Ye-Hyeon always had to work hard.
I couldn’t give up even if I went through the crisis of death several times because I followed the top gate, or even if I was easily despised. So people who don’t know what’s going on, who are obsessed with inferiority complexes and jealousy, I can just ignore them.
Ye-Hyeon comforted himself like that but clenched his teeth.
“I don’t want to live like this! It was embarrassing, but it didn’t mean that it wasn’t unfair.”
Hunters, who acknowledge Ye-Hyeon’s usefulness, praised him as a person they doesn’t know when he’s there, but is uncomfortable when he’s not there, but that’s it. It meant, in other words, a “necessary being.”
Most of them were grateful on the outside, but thought differently on the inside.
“It’s useful, but it would have been better if it was a healer.”
“Isn’t he selling something else?”
“You know, that thing.”
The big hunter bent his finger to create a dirty hand shape.
Even if I was openly ignored as I am now, no one came forward to cover for me. If Ye-Hyeon’s evaluation falls, he will be easy to eat on his own, or they were all about seducing him to join the guild under the pretext of protecting him.”
Ye-Hyeon closed his lips tightly.
He raised his head, which was about to keep falling, and looked at the front.
If possible, Ye-Hyeon wanted to fight at the front line like others.
However, even if I learned how to handle all kinds of weapons at the expense of ridicule, I did not develop combat skills.
A burgeoning F-level was even more upsetting because I agreed to some extent with the words.
The direct subordinate of the Blue Dragon guild leader secretly approached Ye-Hyeon, who was walking complicatedly.
“Can you get something useful?”
He whispered softly and winked at the mutilated monster’s body.
“No, I don’t think so.”
I handed Lee So-Eul the potion and checked it in advance, but the slaughter skill was not used.
“This target cannot be tested for slaughter skill”
I tried it again just in case, but there was nothing.
The subordinates showed signs of regret for a moment and quickly ended the conversation.
“Come on, get in line! If the other guild arrives in the boss room first, you’ll all die!”
The subordinate rushed the rear unit, pretending nothing was asked.
Ye-Hyeon, who was watching the back of his face getting farther away, checked the monster’s information without thinking much.
Name: Lapis of Despair
Rating of Despair: General (S)
Properties: Defensive (S), Flight (C)
Skills: Persistent Life (S) (Passive), Tornado (A), Rush (B)
Condition: Death “General Type?”
Ye-Hyeon looked around in surprise while reading along the text without realizing it.
Fortunately, no one was interested in Ye-Hyeon because they were busy relocating the troops under the direction of the guild leader.
Ye-Hyeon read and read the monster’s information.
If this monster called “Lapis of Despair” was the middle boss, the grade should have been “elite” or “boss,” not “normal.” The status window does not show false information.
He can’t believe it, but ‘Lapis of Despair’ meant a general mob, not a middle boss. Half-jokingly, it was said that if you catch the middle boss, you will clear half, and if you catch the final boss, you will clear the other half. What determined the final grade of the gate was the difficulty of the middle boss and the final boss.
Ye-Hyeon chewed on the tender flesh in his mouth.
Lapis of Despair was more demanding than most middle bosses.
None of the 300 people will suspect that what they just finished may not be the middle boss.
“What should I do?”
Ye-Hyeon mumbled nervously.
If we suddenly encounter a real middle boss while they’re off guard, we may suffer a lot. I have to warn you to be prepared, but…In addition to my worries will there be anyone to trust me?
Ye-Hyeon’s Ability was unique.
Any hunter would leave a secret weapon just in case, but Ye-Hyeon had to work harder and hide it.
In a Hunter society where information power is important, the status window where you can freely access other people’s information could certainly be a fraudulent ability depending on your skills, but what if it’s an F-class hunter who can’t even be healthy? They could be used as tools in captivity, or they would disappearing without a rat or a bird knowing.
The result was obvious that it was either of the two.
Even if he reveal his abilities right away, how many people will listen to F-class Hunter’s remarks?
Time continued to pass while Ye-Hyeon was worried alone.
The guild leader of the Blue Dragon guild reduced sleep and continued his forced march because he delayed time in the middle boss.
The party has not even had a proper break for three days. Except for “Lapis of Despair,”, there were no annoying monsters, so I was able to run the dungeon at a high speed without any casualties even though I was tired.
“Hey, watch your mouth. It’s a death flag.”
Hunter, who was ahead, smiled while giving a pin to his colleague.
Despite the tiring schedule, the attack was smooth, so everyone was excited.
Only Ye-Hyeon had a serious look on his face.
“It’s weird no matter how much I think about it! Assuming that it was cleared easily, the time required was similar depending on the gate size. One day for small, three days for medium, and five days for large. Although they packed a month’s worth of food for emergencies, experts predicted that it would take a week to 10 days to clear the super-large gate.But today was already the 8th day. It seemed long past the time for the middle boss to come out, but it was quiet. Experts’ predictions may simply be wrong, but somehow I had an ominous feeling.
It was then.”
“It’s the boss room!”
A cry filled with joy came from the lead.
We are doomed
Ye-Hyeon’s face turned white.
Very occasionally, dungeons without an intermediate boss like mutations occur, in which case the boss was more powerful than expected.
If the gate is far away from the residence, it was considered better to time over and explode it.
Of course, it was the story of a country with a large land mass like the United States and Russia, and the Korea Hunter Association put forward the principle of clearing all gates at all costs.
Ye-Hyeon hurried through the crowd and headed forward.
Whatever happened later, I thought I had to tell the truth to the Blue Dragon guild leader for now.
Considering that Lapis of Despair was a regular monster, they had to unite with other guilds.
“Wait a minute! Wait a minute, get out of the way, ugh!”
However, the excitement of reaching the boss room increased the pace of the march and he was pushed back rather than forward.
Every time I was hit by my shoulder while trying to squeeze out a narrow gap, my vitality was shattered. If I accidentally fell down at this rate, I would be crushed to death before I even saw the boss.
Ye-Hyeon gave up on passing through the battle line and walked at speed.
I would enter after they started fighting the boss, I thought it would be better to do that.
Unfortunately, however, the situation went differently than Ye-Hyeon expected.
“What? What’s going on?”
The murmur spread louder and louder.
“The boss room is open.”
“Crazy. Which way?”
“Are you going to make the trouble as hard as it is, and the other guys are going to take all the rewards?”
The bad news that another guild entered the boss room first quickly heated up the atmosphere.
When the guild leader had a short meeting with the executives, he raised the sword with a determined face.
“I’m on my way! The first S-class! The first super-large! It’s our Blue Dragon’s, not anyone else who picks the boss’s neck!”
The guild leader activated the boss’s portal, boosting the party’s spirits.
Ye-Hyeon struggled urgently to get out of the group, but it was no use.
Ye-Hyeon was pushed into the boss room semi-forced by being stuck between tight human walls like a packed subway.
Ye-Hyeon blinked out of focus.
The ringing rang in his ears.
Ye-Hyeon belatedly realized that he was lying on the floor.
The hard stone floor was cold and damp.
The familiar smell of fish caught my nose, it was the smell of blood.
My lifeless eyes moved slowly.
The mountains of the bodies that had been slaughtered were scattered all over the place.
“It was a very unrealistic sight.
I could tell intuitively without turning my head and checking it. Screams, a splitting pain, fragmentary memories came to mind.
A dark shadow hungover Ye-Hyeon’s body stuck in a pool of blood.
It was the darkness that would engulf all the light in the world.
It was a crystal of pure power that could not even be touch by a person who is no different from ordinary people.
“Would it look like this if I visualized death? My limbs trembled with physiological fear as if I had become a prey in front of a predator.”
The black energy that filled the field of vision slowly but quickly approached Ye-Hyeon.
Am I going to die? Like this, in vain.
I completely lost my fighting spirit due to the overwhelming energy.
I don’t know if it’s blood or tears that flow down the ends of the eyes.
“Ah, ah, ah…”
I wanted to shout for help, but the only thing that leaked was a beastly cry.
The broken body didn’t move.
Someone’s foot appeared in the sight of the ground.
He blocked the front as if he was protecting Ye-Hyeon, but he also stumbled dangerously as if he would fall soon, and red blood was flowing down his ankles.
A high sound, like an emergency room vital sign, rang.
It was the sound when the vitality dropped below five.
“Otherwise, the blurry front of my eyes was completely blackened. I couldn’t hear anything anymore. The pain also disappeared. Potion, maybe potion…”
Ye-Hyeon relied on memory to open the inventory while the five senses were paralyzed.
I forced my arm to move, but I couldn’t even tell if it was moving. I realized that death was just around the corner.
I was frightened.
The moment the beep-last warning sound rang, a blue window clearly emerged in a completely distorted view.
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