Chapter 11

Translator: Sin | Editor: Nebosuke

 

After a little radical greeting, Kang Yoo-sik, who was found by Namgoong Ryun, who came in late, was dragged out of the classroom. 

“You, you……do you even know who he is?” 

As he was asked by Namgoong Ryun who looked troubled, Kang Yoo-sik recalled the face of the man who was taken to the clinic.

He is younger than I remember, but he still has a nasty face. At his familiar appearance, Kang Yoo-sik brought up a name that he remembered.

“He is Lee Byung-ho, isn’t he? The eldest son of the eldest son of the Changeun Guild leader.” 

“…you knew?” 

“Because he is very famous.” 

A strong man who became an S-level hunter took office as a guild leader, was called the Spear God and defeated numerous devils and monsters. 

‘And he was a guild-run teacher.’

He pushed ahead with his plan to conquer the small-scale S-level dungeon in Korea, but the dungeon mutated into the SS level, leading to party and annihilation. 

Soon after, it happened to the dungeon brake and the city was damaged because of it, the guild was destroyed at its responsibility, but the impact was quite huge because it was the collapse of the Changeun Guild, one of the world’s top 10 guilds.

Due to that one mistake, Lee Byung-ho became more famous because he was considered a teacher of the guild operation after his death, and Kang Yoo-sik remembered it all of his life. 

“What a nuisance he is……Huh…….”

Namgoong Ryun touched his eyes as if he was already having a headache. 

The Changeun Guild was one of the five largest guilds in Korea, and Lee Byung-ho treasured the eldest son of that guild leader. 

By the way, such a grandson was evacuated to the clinic after colliding with his classmate? If he was the immature old man Kang had seen, he would come to school right away. 

Kang Yoo-sik shrugged his shoulders as he was looking at Namgoong Ryun’s headache over what would follow.

“Well, I don’t think anything’s going on.” 

“…What?” 

“Well, you’ll see. I’m sensible enough to fight anyone.” 

At Kang Yoo-sik’s confident talk, Namgoong Ryun looked at him with an incomprehensible look. 

Even those descendants of small and medium-sized guilds are trembling, but why is he so confident? He was just accepted as a special case.

‘I don’t know. I really don’t know…….’

With a deep sigh, Namgoong Ryun swept his hair once and looked at Kang Yoo-sik. 

“First of all, I’ll stop you from being kicked out of school or whatever, so take care of Lee Byung-ho’s personal quarrel. I can’t stick to your side and stop him.” 

“I thought you’d ignore me, but you’re taking good care of me.” 

When Kang Yoo-sik smiled and looked at him, Namgoong Ryun frowned and glared at him. 

“It’s not because of you, it’s because of Kim Jin-hyuk! Now I have to go to class!”

Namgoong Ryun, who opened the classroom door, pushed Kang nervously, and Kang Yoo-sik, who came inside, smiled and looked inside again. 

Kim Jin-hyuk, who was sitting in the front seat and looking anxiously at Kang, and the other students, who looked at Kang interestingly after Lee Byung-ho was sent to the clinic. 

To those unfamiliar and familiar faces, Kang smiled as he did when he introduced himself and headed to Kim Jin-hyuk’s side. 

“Did you get in a lot of trouble?” 

“He told me to be careful next time. It’s not a big deal.”

It was a big deal to touch Lee Byung-ho, but Kang Yoo-sik did not express the fact.

Because it was a bit of a waste to tell him casually in this situation. 

“I’m glad to hear that. I think you caused a huge accident because of me…….” 

Kim Jin-hyuk, who mistook that beating from Lee Byung-ho for helping him, breathed a sigh of relief, and Kang Yoo-sik smiled at him. 

“Don’t worry about it, just pay attention to class.”

“Okay.” 

While the two were talking, Namgoong Ryun came a bit later, and he strode to the chair next to the lecture desk and sat down. 

Then he touched his eyes and opened his mouth with a tired voice. 

“From today on, we’ve got two men in Group 5……As you can see, these two guys have been causing trouble since the morning.” 

The introduction of Namgoong Ryun drew attention once again, and Kang could feel the stinging gaze behind him.

Kim Jin-hyuk looked at Namgoong Ryun with an awkward look on his face and Kang Yoo-sik with a cool look as if he were getting a massage. 

“The one who beat Lee Byung-ho is Kang Yoo-sik, and the one who was next to him is Kim Jin-hyuk. Don’t get into an accident like today and work together to improve your skills.”

After a brief explanation, Namgoong Ryun sat on the chair and tapped the board lightly at the back. 

Whoo-

Then the mana quickly passed over the top of the board, and long formulas and intricate figures appeared. 

“Today we will practice how to arrange the mana. I wrote down an example on the board, so please refer to this and modify it to fit your body. If you are not sure, come out and ask.” 

After finishing the explanation, Namgoong Ryun closed his eyes leaning on the chair as if his business was over, and 23 students, excluding the two, immediately began to pull up their mana and started organizing it. 

 “Uh…… uh…….”

Kim Jin-hyuk looked embarrassed in the class with only one topic thrown, and Kang Yoo-sik looked around. 

‘By all means, these guys are more suited to this way.’ 

The people gathered here not only had great potential but were aware of it. 

It means that they can be considered ‘hunters’ who already established their own technical views, although they may be a little less skilled.

‘Instead of teaching other skills, Namgoong makes them develop skills that fit them. Without talent, they’re just wasting their time, but they’re not bad.’

Under the leadership of a person who could recognize and guide other people’s talents like Namgoong Ryun, everything was certain.

Realizing how useful Namgoong Ryun’s teaching method was, Kang Yoo-sik whispered to the confused Kim Jin-hyuk. 

“Don’t be scared and go ask. He’ll teach you well.” 

“Um. I get it.”

At Kang Yoo-sik’s advice, Kim Jin-hyuk approached Namgoong Ryun while looking around him, and soon began to talk about something and they began to receive advice. 

Looking at the figure, Kang Yoo-sik turned to the board and looked at the mana arrangement formulas there. 

‘It’s been a long time.’

Even if it were the same amount of mana, the effect depended on the arrangement, so every hunter learned the arrangement.

But usually, rather than making his own arrangement, he learned that among the ones released in public, the difficulty was different.  

‘Mastering the popular arrangement is like memorizing dictionaries, creating one’s own arrangement is like inventing paper and ink.’

Even if one learns the right one, it will have a good effect, so who will work so hard to make their own arrangement? 

That’s why hunters used to call the hunters who created their own arrangement a talent bug, but Kang Yoo-sik had a different opinion about it.

‘Those bastards who say that are stupid.’ 

Even if you just master the right one, will it have a good effect? Most of them are true, but some of them are not. 

That was Kang Yoo-sik before his return, and to increase the efficiency of his mana, he continued his research by grinding his teeth until his molars were worn out. 

Whoo- 

And the result was a double helix form of mana that was made right over the palm of the hand. 

‘Oh, it’s working.’

He wondered if it would be stuttering because he had never used it separately since his return, but the time spent on research didn’t betray him. 

The moment Kang Yoo-sik, who was slightly more excited, was trying to straighten out the sloppy arrangement–

[You’ve acquired a skill called ‘Mana Arrangement-Double Helix (C)’.] 

[Mana Arrangement-Double Helix (C)] 

Skill for arranging mana in double helix form. 

Resonance of the two helices leads to potential power, and this arrangement is highly efficient when used by ‘Kang Yoo-sik’.

*Moderate amplification by resonating mana. 

*Full amplification by resonating mana. (Limited to Kang Yoo-sik)

Kang Yoo-sik looked a little nostalgic as he had seen the message before his return. 

‘The level is still low.’ 

The skill proved the best efficiency for himself, but the level was low because of its low generality. 

However, Kang Yoo-sik looked satisfied because if the mana arrangement fit him, its level was nothing to him. It was a type that didn’t matter if it was right for him.

“…….”

And the eyes of all who were watching the sight were filled with astonishment. 

The more efficient the mana arrangement is, the clearer the shape becomes, so it is based on clearness. However, the double helix created by Kang Yoo-sik is so clear that there is no blurred spot. 

What it told them is that in one single stroke, Kang had found a perfect magic arrangement that didn’t need to be modified! 

“No way..….” 

“He made it in such a clear form at once?” 

“Um..”

The 23 people, who could not have known Kang Yoo-sik’s return, muttered as if they could not believe it. 

The reason why Lee Byung-ho suffered earlier was that he was off his guard, but how Kang completed the mana arrangement at once could not be ignored. 

The fact shocked everyone in the classroom, and of course, the worst of which was Namgoong Ryun. 

“You……you…….”

Namgoong Ryun, who had been teaching Kim Jin-hyuk excitedly, kept stammering at the sight of the double helix created by Kang Yoo-sik.

He wanted to call Kang right away and ask him what happened, but the shock was so big that he couldn’t open his mouth. 

‘How?! How could he?!’ 

With Kang’s potential, it would take at least 8 years to master it, even when he really tried hard.

Namgoong Ryun stiffened because that fact was simply unacceptable, and Kang Yoo-sik, who noticed the gaze, looked around. 

A lecture room was frozen to the point where time might have stopped. Kang Yoo-sik smiled at the atmosphere where Kim Jin-hyuk was puzzled. 

“Well, it’s worth it.” 

It was a hateful smile.

***

Since then, Namgoong Ryun’s specialized class ended in a creaky atmosphere, and Kang Yoo-sik headed to Lee Chang-wan’s lab for the next specialized class.

Because all the specialized classes were assigned to the classroom, Lee Chang-wan only taught Kang Yoo-sik. 

‘It may be better to be private, but……it’s tricky.’

Intensive learning was a good chance, but at the same time, it was a shortcut to losing capital instantly. 

So, when taking Lee Chang-wan’s class, how to exchange is very important. The gap was important. 

‘Damnable old man…… I’ll rob you properly.’ 

Kang Yoo-sik, whose eyes were shining, arrived at the lab and knocked the door lightly. 

“It’s Kang Yoo-sik.”

“Come in.” 

When the door opened, Kang saw the view of the lab he had seen before, and there was a new whiteboard.

“It’s pretty old.” 

“This is easy to move. Sit down.”

Kang Yoo-sik sat on a prepared seat, and Lee Chang-wan, standing in front of the board, opened the lid of the marker and calmly began to explain.

“What I will teach you in the future is three things: seize, compression, and control.” 

The basic skills for dealing with Guihwaok skill and the skills that had been practiced a lot before returning. When he learned it again, Kang Yoo-sik recalled his old memories. 

Lee Chang-wan was stingy in teaching, but it was only his vision magic, Guihwaok skill. Other skills were open to the public in order to find a successor.

And Lee also posted the basic skills such as seize, compression, and control on the Internet so that anyone could learn from them. Kang Yoo-sik also learned them and visited Lee. 

‘That’s terrible. Get out.’ 

However, his skill was terrible enough to be kicked out coldly. 

‘I’ve been practicing them even after he died, and I’ve been using it sometimes…… I don’t know how he will evaluate mine.’

As Kang changed it little by little to make it even more useful, there was little of the original form that he had learned for the first time.

Therefore, it is hard to predict how Lee Chang-wan would react if Kang presented this. 

‘Well, it’s a loss for me to hide my cards against this old man.’

It’s better to surprise Lee by showing skills fully than to hide it by halves and be kicked out because he might think Kang is not talented.

While Kang Yoo-sik was organizing his thoughts, Lee Chang-wan wrote down all the formulas on the board and looked at Kang while closing the marker with the lid. 

“Remember and practice the formulas of seizing today. It will be much more difficult than the ignition magic you learned before, so you don’t have to feel too much pressure.”

Kang Yoo-sik nodded in the eyes of Lee Chang-wan, who was really meaning, “If you are not good at it, I will dismiss you right away.” 

“Okay.”

Straightforward shows seemed to raise expectations too high, so Kang Yoo-sik pretended to memorize the formula and spent time asking important questions.

And when Lee Chang-wan’s interest dropped slightly, Kang moved his mana in full scale. 

Phew! 

Fluttering flame that rose from the hand. It was a phenomenon that occurs as mana leaked out in all directions. It was the seize to refine mana. 

After a moment, Kang Yoo-sik showed his own skill of seize, which he created by practicing constantly.

Whoo!

Following the form of the double helix, a magic arrangement method, the cross-section of the flame changed smoothly and the leaked mana disappeared.

Kang Yoo-sik looked satisfied with the flawless process. 

‘……What?’ 

Something had changed. 

The speed at which mana was arranged and the extent to which it is taken over was at a different level as the overwhelming difference between a child’s gait and an adult’s run!

Despite the unexpected changes, the sparks in his hands were smoothed out.

 [You’ve acquired the skill ‘double helix-Seize(C)’.]

The system notification appeared as if praising the form. 

“Uh….”

Kang Yoo-sik had a blank look when the notification popped up in front of his eyes and the flames made it on his hands. 

A sphere of flame was woven in layers of the double helix. In its beautiful form, Kang Yoo-sik looked to the side. 

“…….”

He saw Lee Chang-wan with his mouth wide open.

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