Chapter 18

Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse

 

The day after Kang Yoo-sik moved to Group 1. 

Teachers, classmates of the Silver class, and other people paid attention to him everywhere. 

Namgoong Ryun’s special class group 1, in which all of his students would graduate from the top of the Diamond class.

The ripple effect was much stronger than Kang Yoo-sik thought. 

“……many people are staring at you.”

After lunch, Kim Jin-hyuk came out of the school cafeteria and looked around and muttered in wonder.

Since he was with Kang Yoo-sik, he had received a lot of attention for some reason, but it was the first time that students of another class came over here to look at Kang.

‘There seem to be some students from Diamond class.….’ 

Their attention was so great that it could shrink him. Kim Jin-hyuk glanced at the focus of attention walking next to him. 

“Hmm. Not as much as I thought…….” 

Kang was mumbling nonsense, touching his chin.

“……I think there came many people?” 

“No. This double should come originally.” 

Now, in mid-April, a little over a month after entering the school, freshmen in Silver Class entered Group 1. 

According to the club system of the Seongjin Military Academy, which was budgeted according to the class of students belonged, no new student is more desirable than Kang Yoo-sik.

‘But that’s all?’

It was a bit strange because his capital had not been public yet. When Kang was looking around with a curious look on his face. 

“Ah.” 

He got eye contact with Cha Si-hyun, who was looking away from him.

Cha Si-hyun quietly bowed her head and disappeared, and Kang Yoo-sik, who saw her back, understood the situation. 

‘Hwang Hwi-chan, you son of a……you must have done something.’ 

If Hwang Hwi-chan had threatened, the number of people who wanted to see him would have decreased.’ 

On the other hand, though he threatened, many people came, which meant amazing.

‘I don’t care if there’s a rumor going around.’ 

It would have been annoying if Hwang Hwi-chan had stopped the rumors, but at least inside this Sungjin Military Academy, such a scourge would not be possible.

Many students did not have to follow anyone in the Gold class or Diamond class.

‘Maybe it could be good for me in some sense.’

A rabble would avoid him because they were scared, and only useful ones will come. 

When Kang Yoo-sik smiled, thinking that it would be better for negotiation, Kim Jin-hyuk, who kept looking around, asked with a curious look. 

“But why do they just keep looking without coming?”

“They think they are not sure yet because no matter how great it is, verification is necessary.” 

A world where a giant guild could collapse in one failure and could be reborn as a giant guild with one success. 

That was the Hunter industry, and for that reason, top people took stability first.

Because it was also beneficial in terms of the Guild’s reputation and profits to minimize damage by supporting stable B-level Hunter rather than A-level Hunter, which was highly variable.

‘In that sense, I’m still on the dangerous side.’ 

Even if Kang was a talented man guaranteed by Namgoong Ryun, he could not be sure unless he showed something appropriate. 

Therefore, even if it was a trivial occasion, it would only start from then on if I showed enough performance that could support the evaluation of me.

‘But what’s the occasion?’ 

Kang Yoo-sik’s wish was to burst Hwang Hwi-chan and suck him up before he could clean Hwang up.

When Kang Yoo-sik is worried about something suitable. 

“Oh, by the way, it’s about time we are about to take the performance test. What are you going to do?”

Kim Jin-hyuk asked the proper question. 

“Performance test?”

“Oh, come to think of it, Yoo-sik, you may not know, because once there was a rumor when you were hospitalized before.” 

In addition to the midterm and final exams, Sungjin Military Academy had a separate performance exam that affected grades, which was a bit unique.

It was not informed until the test day so that students could not control their condition in advance to measure their combat capabilities, such as sparring, simulated combat, or hunting. 

Of course, there was always fake information, and at that time people are crazy about it. 

“When do you think it’ll open?”

“I hear that it would be next week at the fitness center. Some big guilds are busy for negotiation so that they could not man up.” 

“Hmm…….”

Kang Yoo-sik pondered over Kim Jin-hyuk’s explanation and soon stopped walking after finishing his thoughts. 

“Jin-hyuk.”

“Huh?”

“Don’t train too hard from today and take a good rest.” 

Kim Jin-hyuk, who had a curious look at Kang’s story for a while, soon understood the meaning and lowered his voice and asked. 

“You think it’s this week?”

“Maybe. Just feeling.” 

“But the school staff couldn’t afford it…….” 

Kang Yoo-sik simply answered Kim Jin-hyuk with a curious look.

“Then they’ll bring people from other places.”

***

“You are going to have a performance test at dungeon today.” 

At the beginning of the ordinance, the students’ faces hardened on the schedule announced, and Lee Hyun-chang calmly continued talking. 

” From now on, we will move to the external dungeon, where the test will be held, so move to the main entrance. ” 

At Lee Hyun-chang’s instruction, the students began to walk as if they were being dragged to a slaughterhouse, and the sounds of complaints began to come from here and there.

“No, I studied till dawn yesterday, shit…….” 

“How can I fight a monster in my current condition? Ah……I’m going crazy.” 

“It is said it was next week, but this shit…….” 

At the beginning of May, the mid-term exam was about to be held, and most of the students were relieved and worked hard to prepare for the test until dawn because the performance test was almost confirmed the next week.

But the performance test to fight monsters, not sparring, was taking place when they were not feeling good. It was almost like half of them had already gone.

When the students were making noises.

“It, it was real…….”

Kim Jin-hyuk, who was still awake like a sprout, looked around with a surprised look. 

Although there was a difference in condition, only Kang Yoo-sik and Kim Jin-hyuk were in good condition, and the severe people even stumbled with the trauma of a while ago. 

All competitors seemed to be disappeared. 

“How did you find out?”

“You said they were negotiating with the guild. If I could get some help from them, there’s no better time to catch them off guard than now.”

It was very simple, but the students didn’t expect such a possibility for their reasons. 

Because they had never taken a test in cooperation with guilds outside, not inside the school.

‘Maybe this was when they changed their principle.’ 

It was so long ago that his memory was blurred, but Kang was forced to transfer to another school, so he often searched for news on his cell phone, so he had thought of it when I had heard Kim Jin-hyuk’s story.

Thanks to Kim, Kang Yoo-sik, who had a good opportunity at the right time, smiled and moved his steps. 

‘I would be a little weak at normal performance test, but……it’s different in this particular situation.’

While Kang Yoo-sik was agonizing over how to utilize the performance test, students gathered at the entrance of the main building. 

Sophomores and juniors, as well as freshmen, were gathered at the entrance in a state of exhaustion, and buses to Dungeon were on standby.

In front of them, Han Moo-jin, the dean of Silver Class, talked to the students.

“From now on the students move to a small dungeon where the test will be held. It’s not a party, but it’s a real battle against a real monster. However, there are ‘few’ chances to die because guardians will be with you.” 

Han Moo-jin, who stopped talking, took a look at the students’ eyes and continued the story.

“But injuries in the ‘no-death line’ are different because judging whether or not to fight depending on your physical condition is considered part of the test.”

It would not prevent injuries occurring during the test, and all results would be liable to takers. 

That’s why the students’ facial expressions were all bad because if they were seriously injured in the test, they could have ruined the midterm exam. 

“So only students who can take such risks come forward. The time limit is five minutes……?”

As soon as Han stopped talking, the two students walked forward without hesitation, and Han Moo-jin, who belatedly discovered the two faces, opened his eyes wide. 

Han Moo-jin smiled unconsciously at the sight of the two in perfect condition, unlike other students.

‘You guys……no, look at this guy?’

After seeing the faces of the two men, Kang Yoo-sik and Kim Jin-hyuk, Han immediately noticed the situation. 

A man of high spirits and a man of bewilderment. It was obvious who had led. 

‘I thought how you could join Group 1……. You must be smart this way, too.’ 

It was understandable why Namgoong Ryun had done his best for him. Han Moo-jin, with an interesting expression, asked them, looking at the two.

“Are you going to participate?” 

“Yes. I have to make up for the mistakes I have been in the hospital.” 

Kang Yoo-sik’s voice echoed everywhere, and the faces of the other students who heard the story became darker and darker.

Because they all knew what had happened to Kang Yoo-sik in the previous performance test.

Han Moo-jin looked a little surprised at the noisy atmosphere around him, and soon smiled and looked at Kang Yoo-sik. 

You little brute. 

“I’d rather not come here than be intimidated by that information.” 

“That’s not wrong either. Get in.”

Kang Yoo-sik and Kim Jin-hyuk got on the bus straight away, and Han Moo-jin then looked at the hesitant students. 

“Four minutes left.” 

“Oh, what should I do? Should I ride too?” 

By the way, they were going to be promoted anyway, so it would not matter if they got more points. 

“I’d rather give up this test and do well on my midterms than get hurt…….”

The students hesitated, looking at each other, and Han Moo-jin looked pathetic at the hesitation.

Kang Yoo-sik was clever, but he was making such a fuss just by shaking it a little. 

‘I’m sure he is an extraordinary guy.’ 

After seeing Kang Yoo-sik again, Han Moo-jin looked at the students still hesitating.. 

“You have two minutes left. And there are guards, so not a big deal. It’ll take three months for complete recovery in the serious case.” 

“…….”

Three months for complete recovery.

The severeness that could ruin the final exam along with the midterm.  The students’ eyes rolled to the side at the final words. 

And none of the other students came forward except for the two.

***

A forest located on the outskirts of the city. 

There was a black hole about 5 meters above the deserted place.

It was the small gate that spread dense mana like a blue mist and absorbed the surroundings little by little. 

Twenty-five people lined up in front of the entrance to the cave leading to the dungeon. 

And two people standing a little further away looked at the road and the path that connected to it.

“How many people will come?” 

When a woman with a kindly look asked curiously, the middle-aged man standing next to her was lost in thought. 

“This time is quite a surprise, so maybe fewer than usual, but since it’s Sungjin Academy, wouldn’t 70 people come?”

“About 70 out of 300…I’m sure that’s enough for Sungjin.” 

Sungjin Military Academy had not won the top rank in the world, but it was already the best school in Korea. 

No matter how low Silver Class was, students from such a place would be better than ones from other military academies.

As the two were talking like that. They began to feel the noise of the street. 

“Oh, there’s a……?”

The woman who was about to talk had a subtle look on her face, and the middle-aged man standing next to her also had a curious look on his face. 

Because only three people were walking this way.

‘Are they here to check first?’ 

‘But they didn’t even enter the dungeon. Is that necessary?’ 

When the two were looking at them in wonder, Lee Hyun-chang, who was at the forefront of the three, read the face of them and talked with hem. 

“Hem. All the Silver Class test takers are here.” 

“……is that all?” 

Lee Hyun-chang’s face was slightly reddened by the middle-aged man’s incredible reaction and replied in a slightly quiet voice.

“That’s all.”

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