Chapter 62 – Shout from Pyongyang (2)
The pointless waiting was filling Woojin with anger.
‘Who is this pig?’
This was Woojin’s first impression after seeing Kim-jongun, who was the successor of Kim-jongil. The young dictator had a weird hair style, and he pushed his hand out towards Woojin, who was younger than him.
“Nice to meet you, comrade. I’ve heard a lot about you.”
“Yeah. Nice to meet you.” (TLN: Lost in translation. He is talking as an equal. Informal.)
When Woojin shook hands face to face with Kim-jungun, the North Korean officials, who showed up with him, frowned in anger.
“Comrade. He is the chairman. Be careful with your words..”
At his words, Woojin raised his hand to cover his mouth.
“Nice to meet you, Jungun-ah.”
Kim-jungun, who was directly involved, froze. The North Korean officials, who came with him, and Che-haesol, who came with Woojin, also froze.
‘Ah, it was a mistake. This was a mistake.’
Che-haesol was regretting everything. Woojin hadn’t cared about the recording cameras when he slapped Hwarang’s guild master’s cheeks. She hadn’t prepared for such a situation.
She was in the wrong in thinking he would show some manners towards North Korea’s supreme commander.
No, she wasn’t in the wrong.
She had assumed such matters would be dealt with common sense. A normal person would have been careful all on one’s own. Che-haesol’s only fault was forgetting Woojin was a human, who would go past the boundaries set by a normal person.
The faces of the officials from the North Korean Army was filled with anger.
“You son of a bitch. Where do think this is? How dare you play with us??”
Instead of being cowed by their agitation, Woojin grinned.
He said to cover it, so Woojin covered his mouth. (TLN:This is something that was lost in translation. The word in question has two meanings. First definition is to pick and choose carefully. The second definition is to cover/hide something.)
So why was he angry?
Woojin taunted the official with an amused expression on his face. Kim-jungun, who was looking on, laughed.
“Ha-hat. As expected, he is very heroic. Please sit.”
When Woojin sat in his seat, he spoke in a blunt manner.
“Let’s just talk about business. I want to go into the Dungeon right now..”
The North Korean officials bristled in their seat at Woojin’s terse words. If they were able to, they would have immediately slapped Woojin’s face. The reporters from the foreign press continued to press the shutter to their cameras.
“Haha. You are very straightforward. As expected, you sound like South Korea’s best veteran warrior. Huh-hut.”
Kim-jungun laughed heroically at Woojin’s rudeness.
In the first place, Woojin didn’t have much to negotiate.
A day after he clears the Dungeon, he’ll be able to raid the Dungeon for 15 days. He had all the rights to the items found in the Dungeon during this time.
He just wanted a definite answer agreeing to those terms.
“If you end this properly, then I’ will keep my promise.”
“Then I don’t want to wait any more. I’ll go right now.”
“Haha. Let us take one picture before you go.”
Woojin and Kim-jungun stood in front of the reporters, and they took pictures. At Kim-jungun’s orders, the reporters from North Korea took numerous pictures.
“Comrade. I’ll wish for your safe return.”
Was he worried about Woojin? Or maybe he wanted Woojin to come back alive, which would mean he had been able to prevent the Dungeon Break.
“Now I’ve heard everything.”
The meeting ended before 30 minutes could pass. The time it took to take the picture actually lasted half of the meeting. The actual meeting ended way too fast.
Che-haesol had been ill at ease more than anyone else in the room. She was sitting with sweat coming down her ghastly face.
“Really. I thought I would die from my heart being squeezed. This place is Pyongyang. Mr. Woojin should be a little bit more careful with your words..”
Woojin grinned at Haesol’s request, and he patted her on the shoulder.
“Didn’t you just see me being careful?”
“Then I’ll be heading out first. I’ll see you in a couple days.”
“I’ll pray for your safe return.”
Woojin waved his hand as he strode towards the Dungeon.
There were no portal.
The North Korean Roused, who attempted the Dungeon, chose death over using a portal to escape. He didn’t know if someone made them do that or it was on their own volition, but it meant that there weren’t any information on this Dungeon.
Haesol shook her head. At the very least, his confidence was the best in the world. He was outspoken even in North Korea where there was an unreasonable authoritarian regime.
After Woojin entered the Dungeon, the barrier formed in front of the entrance to the Gwangmyung Station. He had 8 days until the Dungeon Break. If he didn’t come back out then it would be impossible to mount another attempt.
North Korea had tried to gather the Roused of the world in the beginning, but no team accepted North Korea’s offer.
Kim-jungun watched Woojin enter the station from a different location from Che-haesol. He had a satisfied smile on his face.
“Wasn’t he quite straightforward?”
“It would be great if one Roused like him would show up from within my people.”
“It is quite unfortunate. I had heard all heroes were lustful, so we readied a lot of beautiful women. It seems we won’t be able to use them against him.”
At Kim-junun’s word, the official carefully asked a question.
“Does chairman think that man will be able to succeed?”
“He’ll succeed. He can do this.”
Kim-jungun’s eyes watched Woojin disappear into the Dungeon. His eyes and voice indicated he was sure Woojin would succeed.
‘Break a leg.’
Kim-jungun gave a cautious support for Woojin, and his face held a hint of envy. How great would it be if an extraordinary hero like him existed among his people??
“Ah, this is so annoying.”
He had to enter the Dungeon from the start instead of using the Portal. He’ll have to defeat the monsters in the outer Dungeon first. It was problematic since North Korea’s Subway Station was very deep underground.
The escalators wasn’t working. He had to descend using the stairs, and the monsters kept rushing up towards him. It delayed his progress.
After he defeated all the monsters, he added more souls to his leveled up Spirit Armor. After he subjugated the souls, he passed through the portal that formed near the entrance.
The space distorted. The scene that spread in front of his eyes made Woojin feel a sense of danger.
The trees and the land was dead. The ruins were covered with viscous moss-like substances.
“Isn’t this a colony?”
This was a first.
These weren’t beings from Alphen. It seems Trahnent’s main force had shown up.
Accompanying a bizarre sound, a fat praying mantis looking monster showed itself from atop the mountain ridge. It was about 1 meter tall, and it was around 1.5 meter in length. Its front appendages were as sharp as swords. They were menacing weapons.
The most problematic part was several dozen of them always traveled in a group.
They were the most commonly seen, and the most troublesome low rank monsters under Trahnet.
“It’s been awhile since I fought a large group.”
Woojin summoned golem Dolsae and succubus Bibi.
“Hoo-ah. I’ve finally escaped-nyahng!”
He had barely convinced the disappointed Sooah, and he was able to bring Bibi along with him to work. Bibi covered her nose when she smelled the battlefield.
“Ooh-ook. Whose colony is this?”
“I don’t know yet.”
Trahnet’s 72 Commanders.
He didn’t know who this colony belong to. No, it didn’t matter who it was.
He’ll get rid of everyone who steps on to earth.
Dolsae absorbed the dirt in his surrounding. He made a body with the dead dirt, and a horrible stench came off of him.
Even seeing Dolsae’s large body, the Baejiks bravely ran forward.
The battle with Trahnet’s fearless troops started.
He put Dolsae in the front. After he defeated all the Baejiks, he used the corpses as medium to summon the Skeleton Soldiers. He summoned 50 of them at once. There were only that many Baejik corpses.
The sticky moss-like substance covered the forests, roads, plains, mountain and the abandoned city. It was spread everywhere. Since this was a dead land, there were countless number of monsters in existence at this location.
Trahnet’s favorite tactic was attacking with overwhelming numbers.
More Baejiks were rushing over when they heard the sounds of battle. Woojin grinned as he heard their horrible shrieks.
“We aren’t pushovers either.”
Level : 50
Name : Kahng-Woojin
Class : Necromancer(Advanced), Warrior
Rank : Middle Rank
Achievement : 273219
Magic : 201/250 Energy : 34/60
Strength : 45 Agility : 39 Stamina : 51 Wisdom : 32
Magic : 250 Energy : 60 Recovery : 42 Heal : 40
Control : 250
Unassigned Point : 0
Reinforcement Stone Re-Absorption Delay Time
Strength : 12 Agility : 31 Stamina : 7 Wisdom : 480
Magic : 27 Energy : 6 Recovery : 11 Heal : 5
Control : 3
He had invested most of his bonus points into Control and Magic. He was increasing his Stat with the Reinforcement Stones, but as he continued to absorb the Reinforcement Stones, the delay time kept increasing.
Every Stat had different absorption time. In the case of a Stat like Wisdom, he was reaching a limit. He had taken a Reinforcement Stone couple days ago yet it wasn’t fully absorbed yet.
Currently, Woojin could control 250 of his summoned beings.
If he blended the Skeleton Soldiers and the Skeleton Magicians, he could put forth a large troop.
If he wanted to maximize the power of the Skeleton Soldiers then he needed commanders. This would require the presence of Death Knights. Still, Woojin was quite good at commanding the Skeleton Soldiers himself.
Diversity wasn’t a strong point in Woojin’s troops.
The Baejiks ran towards him, while letting out horrible shrieks. Monsters that seemed to be a hybrid between a spider and ant lifting its head was seen behind the Baejiks.
“It’s a Launcher.”
These bastards spat thorns that was akin to tentacles. It had a long range, and its power puts a bullet to shame. They were quite troublesome to deal with.
“There are also Rantoes.”
There were only one in sight right now. It was as big as an elephant, and it was surrounded by an enormous carapace. It had a high resistance to magic, and the carapace had outstanding defensive power. The Skeleton Soldier’s swords, and the magic of the Skeleton Magicians wouldn’t work against this opponent.
Either a Death Knight’s Dark Blade or Lich’s magic could threaten this monster. Woojin couldn’t summon these familiars, so he would have to used the powerful attacks of the Warrior Class.
“Dolsae make a path for me.”
Goo goo goo.
Dolsae caused vibrations as he charged towards the center of the enemies.
The Skeleton Soldiers stood in lines as they readied to charge. In the back, the bones of the Skeleton Magicians appeared, and they raised their hands to create and maintain their magic. They readied themselves to fire.
Soo soo sook.
Woojin summoned his Phantom Steed. He got on then he changed his Warrior’s Weapon in to its Axe form.
These were the Warrior Class skills that had be unsealed after he reached level 50.
When his weapon changed into an axe, he could use ‘Smash’ and ‘Whirl’. The destructive power was increased by a notch.
“Let’s go, kids!”
“Kee kee keek.”
Woojin spurred his Phantom Steed to gain some good momentum, and Dolsae caught up to him from behind. He summoned Bone Spears, and he threw them towards various locations. When the time was right, he erected Bone Walls to restrict the movements of his enemy’s forces.
As blood flew everywhere, Woojin charge between the monsters, and he cut down the Baejiks with his deadly axe. Every time he split an enemy open a new Skeleton Soldier was summoned.
The number of Skeletons following Woojin kept increasing, but the number of Trahnet’s monster gathering in this location was much larger.
Woojin burst into laughter when he saw the enemies swarm towards him.
“I guess my level will increase by a fair amount.”
Trahnet would invade earth sooner or later. He just had to get stronger quickly to oppose Trahnet.
He watched his Achievement Points increase continuously, and Woojin’s axe danced.
*In the middle of the colony.*
Woojin watched the bizarre creatures that wriggled together to form a shape.
“I’m curious which bastard is here-nyahng.”
“They are all the same to me.”
“Hmmm. It seems earth will start to see Trahnet’s subordinates-nyahng.”
“It’s about that time.”
Woojin headed towards the center of the colony as he looked around with an indifferent gaze. If this had been allowed to be completed then one of Trahnet’s commander would have shown up.
Even now the Baejiks and Launchers were continuously being born from the hideous hatcheries.
“Let’s end this and go out.”
It took him 12 days to wipe out the entire colony. Three days should have passed outside. It was about time for him to go out.
“Nyahong. I wanted to go sight seeing in North Korea. Too bad-ahong.”
Woojin grinned, and he marched forward the corpses of Baejiks and Launchers he had readied near the colony.
The level of Resurrection was still low, so the corpses had only 50% of their original abilities. However, he hadn’t raised them, because of their ability to fight.
The corpses latched themselves on to the headquarter and the hatcheries. When this was done, he let out all his magic at once.
The Corpse Explosion caused a storm of blood. Woojin covered his face to block the aftermath of the Corpse Explosion.
“Hooo. This brought me up two level.”
During the 12 days of hunting, he had leveled up twice. He still had the 15 days he would be able to use this Dungeon, so it would be possible for him to reach level 60.
A crater formed from the effect of the explosions, and the Return Stone was floating in the middle. However, besides the green Return Stone, there was another purple gem that looked similar to a Return Stone.
“There are two Return Stones?”
Woojin took the two gems.
Woojin was confused, so he used his Identification magic to find out the gem’s sealed information.