Chapter 20

Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse

 

“What nonsense……!” 

Nam Young-il frowned and shouted at Kang Yoo-sik, who stood in the way. The battle ahead had been excellent, but it was D-level. 

It was one level lower than Blood Wolf, a C- level monster, and there was another big problem. 

“Grrrr…….”

Growl

The Blood Wolf howled and its hair bristled. Its bright eyes were bloodshot.

From level C, even beast monsters like Blood Wolf could use their skills, and most of the effects were physical strengthening. 

Thus, anyone who was not familiar with combat was overwhelmed by the difference in specifications, and the chances of getting hurt or killed were greatly increased.

 ‘Did you use the skill right after looking at the number of people? Kill him immediately…….’ 

When Nam Young-il ignored Kang Yoo-sik and tried to move on to the scene of Blood Wolf using the skill.

Pow!

Kang Yoo-sik clicked his fingers first. 

“Huh?!”

The Blood Wolf was startled by the flame that exploded exactly in front of his eyes, and Kang Yoo-sik quickly spoke. 

“20 seconds. Go in if you can hold on.” 

The giant wolf had a sitting height of 2 meters and was bloody angry. Holding him out for 20 seconds. 

It was almost pushing it in death. 

“28 seconds.”

Kim Jin-hyuk rushed toward Blood Wolf without hesitation.

“Crrrrrrrrrr!” 

The Blood Wolf, who came to his senses, stared at Kim Jin-hyuk, who ran with a roar, and pulled out the claws of his front feet and swung them with a terrifying spirit. 

‘Dangerous!’ 

Nam Young-il tried to rush to a blow that would cut Kim and equipment together off if it hit him properly.

Whoo!

Nam was surprised at Kim Jin-hyuk, who simply avoided the attack with his head tilted.

Bang! Bang! 

Kim avoided the attacking molar by running forwards with his body bent down, and the smashing hind leg by turning his body to the side.

Kim Jin-hyuk, who avoided all three attacks, looked at Blood Wolf again, breathing slightly rough. 

Thud thud thud.

Black footprints. Kim showed the path that Blood Wolf would run in advance with the Foresight skill. 

Kim Jin-hyuk, who read the signs of the attack, predicted the attack that Blood Wolf would swing and moved first, and used the skill of Acceleration Avoidance to make up for the lack of speed.. 

Bang! 

With the combination of the two skills, Kim Jin-hyuk wonderfully avoided Blood Wolf’s attack, while Kang Yoo-sik pulled out the blue balls he had brought earlier. 

10 blue balls that Kim and Kang brought with them. The official name was Mana Fixed Capsule, which was simple to use..

Whoo! 

Fill the ball with the desired form of mana and fix it, and liberate it with mana. 

Then, in a moment, a great deal of mana could be used to amplify the power and to use simple magic at the same time, which was an essential consumable for a hunter who lacked mana. 

‘Is this my first time using it since I returned?’ 

Kang Yoo-sik, who was excited to use proper magic after a long time, smiled and boosted his mana. 

Click! 

The capsule full of mana was unlocked, and Kang Yoo-sik immediately scattered them over the sky. 

Pop! 

Ten fireballs appeared as the capsule exploded. Kang Yoo-sik reached out to the flames that would simply burn and disappear. 

‘Seize.’

Kang complied with the flame into the form of a double helix. It arrived at Kang Yoo-sik’s fingertips. 

The speed and seize ability were incomparable to the past. Kang Yoo-sik, who realized the skill again, continued the next step immediately. 

‘Compression.’

The flame was further compressed and scattered strong light, and Kang Yoo-sik gathered the flame back together and concentrated it on one point. 

The ten-strand flame turned into one, and Kang Yoo-sik compressed it one more time.

Whoo-woo-ooh! 

The compressed flame turned into a thin spear, and the mana of the highly compacted flame shone crimson. 

This was the Ghost Flame Spear magic that Kang Yoo-sik used before his return. Kang copied Ghost Flame Gem, Lee Chang-wan’s vision magic fumblingly and created it. 

However, Kang Yoo-sik’s eyes wriggled a little when he saw the finished flame, though it was enough to kill Blood Wolf.

‘……what is it?’ 

Kang Yoo-sik knew that this was the completed form of the Ghost Flame Spear. 

Use consumables to increase the power, compress them recklessly, and fly them away. That would have been enough, but Kang felt insufficient. 

No, to be exact, Kang thought he could make up for the deficiency. 

‘Until here……18 seconds.’

He was supposed to blow this Ghost Flame Spear to kill Blood Wolf.

But Kang Yoo-sik hesitated with an unknown sense of deja vu, and then made eye contact with Kim Jin-hyuk, who was in front of him. 

Kim Jin-hyuk was barely holding the wolf out with his shield. But what Kang saw in his eyes was not a rush to finish it quickly. 

’10 seconds.’

I can still hold on, so do as you please. 

After reading the meaning, Kang Yoo-sik’s eyes widened and soon twisted his mouth..

‘Oh, come on. I’ll use the skill, fully.’ 

If you give me more time, I’ll just have to make it that fancy. 

Kang Yoo-sik looked at the Ghost Flame Spear made in front of him and began to use the mana that he had just seized.

 [You’ve acquired the skill ‘double helix – control (C)’.]

Control that had not been acquired before was learned as a skill, and Kang Yoo-sik’s fingertips felt the strand of mana from the Ghost Flame Spear. 

Mana was pressed and tangled with each other. Kang Yoo-sik immediately corrected the mana arrangement, realizing that the wrong arrangement was lowering its power.

Whoo-woo-ooh! 

It was not easy to modify an already completed spell, but Kang Yoo-sik simply made it.

There was no more pain in his lungs, which had been poking whenever he used mana, and the mana, which had been hazy under pain, came clearly to the fingertips..

It was not that the talent that has failed to shine has been awakened. The experience that has been suppressed and the years that he had been struggling to survive for were finally melting into his body. 

Ping! 

The disorganized arrangement was straightened out and the murky crimson light became clear with a faint orange glow.

It looked unchanged except for the color, but everything changed with it. Feeling so, Kang Yoo-sik aimed the Ghost Flame Spear at the wide-open mouth of the Blood Wolf. 

’28 seconds.’ 

Spending the rest of the time, he fired magic. 

Ping!

The Ghost Flame Spear sprayed with compressed heat flown through the air, piercing the wolf through his mouth. 

Kim Jin-hyuk, who saw it, threw himself to his side with his last remaining strength.

————–!

A pillar of flame that rose from inside the body of the Blood Wolf devoured everything. 

Kaboom!

A hot blast of heat swept through the inside of the dungeon, and Blood Wolf’s body was left with no ash except for some pieces. 

“Crrr……” 

The single stroke was clean and powerful that could not be compared to before returning. Kang Yoo-sik looked satisfied.

[You’ve acquired the skill ‘Ghost Flame Spear (B).]

“……?”

An unexpected notification popped up.

***

After the performance test, Kang Yoo-sik, who came out of the dungeon, was dragged to the bus and scolded by Lee Hyun-chang for his excessive fight with the Blood Wolf.

“Please… …please be careful about such dangerous behavior. Understand?” 

To be exact, Lee was pleading, not scolding.

“This was my first field class with a guild. You could’ve just given it away safely…….”

Lee Hyun-chang, who was wondering if there might have been a big accident like last time, said with a tired look on his face, and Kang Yoo-sik answered calmly.

“I wouldn’t have come forward if I could not catch the wolf, and I’d have done well without a wound?”

Kim Jin-hyuk, who was holding the Blood Wolf, lied down on the bus due to exhaustion, but he did not get injured. Furthermore, Kang, who was only preparing magic at the back, was pretty fine. 

Even if it looked a little close, Lee Hyun-chang could not speak strongly because it was a very flawless result. 

‘Why did you let me join you…….’

Lee Hyun-chang, who recalled the way Nam Young-il had looked at them, looked tired, and Kang Yoo-sik smiled at him..

“Don’t worry too much, they won’t be very angry either.” 

“You almost got into a major accident and I cannot be angry?”

“You must be angry, but now you’ll be busy thinking about something else.”

In the meaningful story, Lee Hyun-chang had a curious look on his face, and Kang Yoo-sik turned his head and looked where the Attack Team 3 would be. 

And the vacant lot, where the original small gate was. On top of it, Attack Team 3 was scouring the surroundings. 

“Is there anything?” 

“Ummm……. Except for our footprints, there’s no trace.”

“There is mana, but it’s all normal……. There are no particular figures.” 

Lee Soo-ah bit her lips slightly on the team’s report.

There were monsters at a higher level than the measured grade inside the dungeon. 

In this case, however, the mana fog was usually seen, and somehow there had not been signs of it at all.  

‘Yes. There was a sign…….’

Although she couldn’t find it herself, the student named Kang Yoo-sik must have found it in advance. 

That’s why he confirmed the level of the dungeon again, and later took out supplies in case of a possible situation. 

‘And the Ghost Flame Spear……. What the hell…….’

It had been a mess at the beginning, but Kang revised the mana arrangement instantly into a perfect mana spear. 

The magic itself wasn’t great, but it was shocking enough to rearrange it immediately. 

‘Kang Yoo-sik……. Kang Yoo-sik…….’

A genius who discovered an abnormal sign of the gate that she had not found and shown outstanding talent as a wizard.

Lee Soo-ah was lost in thought with a complicated look, and Nam Young-il, who was standing next to her, continued to ponder and admire the battle.

‘That’s creepy…….’

They succeeded in perfecting the attack by fully grasping and preparing for all situations and executing them without a single error.

It was shameful to admit it, but Kang’s ability to judge, deal with, and conduct the situation seemed to be superior to himself.

 ‘We must never miss him.’

The purpose of this test was to allow field personnel to see and judge various talents of the Seongjin Military Academy. There was no student as attractive as Kang Yoo-sik in that regard.

‘How do I approach him…….’ 

When Nam Young-il was thinking about making a connection with Kang Yoo-sik, Lee Soo-ah shook her hands.

 “Argh…….” 

It was her job to figure out the dungeon inside the gate, but she had not done it properly, and she did not figure out the cause yet. 

Lee Soo-ah’s patience boiled to the limit in the frustrating situation when she was angry at herself while talking confidently. 

“Ahhhhhh!” 

She began to wriggle her hair like mad. 

Soft wavy gray hair turned into a mess, and soft eyes instantly turned bloodshot.

Lee Soo-ah, who turned into a haggard figure that had only been seen when attacking the dungeon over two days, looked at Nam Young-il. 

“Team Leader, may I see Kang Yoo-sik?” 

Whatever it costed, she would be fine knowing how he figured out the strange sign of the gate.

At the sight of Lee Soo-ah, who seemed likely to cause an accident, Nam Young-il was lost in thought for a moment and soon smiled.

“I’ll go talk to him. Call a Korean restaurant and reserve a seat.”

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