– Volume 5, Episode 24
“Damn! I’m out of magic! I’ve run out of potions, so I need to get a magic stone from Seo Ji-won…”
In fact, Jae-woo Lee’s magic was not at this level.
His magical power was so vast that it was equivalent to a 5th grade, and he was the best among the troops.
However, when he just entered the dungeon and encountered the first group of forwards, Jae-woo Lee, who confidently stepped forward, did something unreasonable to show off his skills.
It was a small species, and he displayed abilities that were not applicable to the forward who carried a large number of them in groups.
The wind wasted all of the magical power he had been seeking.
The effect was only appearing now.
Jeong Dae-sik pushed Lee Jae-woo to Seo Ji-won and said.
“I’ll be tanking, so go and get the magic stone!”
Then again the hordes of forwards came rushing in.
Spriggans, giant ghosts, were rising from various places, and keyholes intermingled between the forwards were emitting a murder beam.
I don’t know where things went wrong.
Was it from the moment Lee Jae-woo ignored orders and arrogant?
Or was it when Heo Mi-rae, who was hurt by Kim Tae-hee’s cold attitude, began to panic?
If not, it may be his fault for not taking Kim Song-geun’s ability into account.
Anyway, it was a complete mess.
‘You have to calm down. This is not the time to be like this.’
He quickly formed the line.
“Go Deok-hwa, stand by me! Ki Chul-min and Kim Tae-hee stand in the second row with Heo Mi-rae in the middle! Kim Song-geun and Lee Jae-woo prepare to attack in the third row and wait for my signal! Defend your back and stop the incoming forwards as much as possible!”
When Jeong Dae-sik shouted at the whale, it was a situation worthy of fighting again, albeit clumsily.
Jeong Dae-sik ran forward and shouted at God Deok-hwa.
“Ignore me and blow up the spriggans!”
At Jeong Dae-sik’s command, God Deok-hwa made a massive repair of the wall of the river, loaded with magical power, and a strong wind blew from behind.
Jeong Dae-sik made his body heavy with his floating body and ran with the wind.
Spriggans, spirits, were all scattered by the strong wind.
We will have to get back together, but it will take some time.
All that was left was a bunch of forwards and keyholes.
Jeong Dae-sik used linked entropy and skills to buy time to replenish their magical powers so that Kim Song-geun and Lee Jae-woo could show off their skills.
The eyes of countless monsters fell on Jeong Dae-sik at once.
All of their nerves were drawn towards me, and Jeong Dae-sik used a magic warfare.
Magical power from his hand raged out in all directions like high-voltage electricity.
It struck the horde like lightning, and the foor screamed and died.
Jeong Dae-sik, who was wielding magical powers, had to withdraw the attack before long.
He could feel his magic draining away as quickly as his soul.
‘It’s just as Choi Sun warned! Instead of demonstrating a powerful effect, magic warfare consumes that much magic!’
The forwards around him were already dead because of his magical energy, but the number of forwards was too many.
All the keyholes floating in the air were fine.
They shot a killing beam at Jeong Dae-shik at the same time as if they were shooting one-point shots.
Jeong Dae-sik swung his magic commander like a shield to deflect the murder beam.
The reflected beam hit some forwards, but it didn’t matter.
There were so many forwards.
Kim Tae-hee and Ki Cheol-min in the second row were busy dealing with the forward approaching while protecting Heo Mirae, and in the third row… Jeong Dae-sik was just about to shout if he was still far away.
“30 minutes type!”
“… Title of the work, twelve snakes that eat goats!”
Although Jaewoo Lee was one step behind, the third row started to function.
Kim Song-geun, who created as many as thirty clones, ran out with the clones to all directions, and the twelve large snakes created by Lee Jae-woo also began to devour goat-headed forwards at random.
Thanks to this, Kim Tae-hee and Ki Cheol-min, who had a little more leeway, started rushing in.
Heo Mirae also took some time to relax and applied a debuff.
The forwards with the black butterfly she flew into the air began to attack each other.
Seo Ji-won also learned that the war situation had changed and used her magic more calmly.
Forward’s line was disorganized, and they began to be helpless.
Jeong Dae-sik left the forward to the rest of the crew and flew into the air to kill the keyhole.
Jeong Dae-sik protected himself with his magic sword, and at the same time killed each keyhole flying in the air by catching exactly one.
Keyhole was inherently timid and ran away when their number decreased.
As the spriggans dispersed and the keyhole disappeared, the forwards, who had lost their fear, were also torn apart.
In the end, at Jeong Dae-sik’s order, Seo Ji-won made them run away.
When the swarm of monsters disappeared, everyone fell to their seats, exhausted.
Jeong Dae-sik looked down at them with cold eyes.
To be honest, it was completely below expectations.
The crew didn’t get hit at all.
It’s just that it’s not right, I’m just glad we didn’t fight each other.
If Balor, the leader of Forward, had appeared, one of them would have been killed or seriously injured.
Defeating a monster without taking any damage could be called good luck.
Dae-sik Jeong sharpened his teeth, and the crew looked at him with their heads bowed.
Jeong Dae-shik personally selected the strongest people in the Titan Raid, but it was a mess in training, not an official mission, so it was easy to notice.
Jeong Dae-sik also wanted to say something out loud, but he didn’t.
It was because I decided that it was my fault for not foreseeing such a situation.
‘Is it because I didn’t consider anything other than my abilities? It’s not bad if you look at each one, but it’s the worst when you put them all together.’
Seo Ji-won was a wizard with a great ability called space magic.
In terms of abilities, it was the best within the Titan raid, and it was one of the best among the existing wizards.
However, he was slow to judge the situation and lacked autonomy and boldness.
During the urgent battle, Jeong Dae-sik was unable to instruct all of them.
To some extent, he had to make his own decisions and deal with them, but he had no ability to do so.
Their imagination and application skills were also low, so they couldn’t fully use their abilities in combat situations.
In other words, he had a bad brain for a wizard.
You’re a bad wizard!
It’s unheard of.
Jeong Dae-sik threw away his prejudice that all wizards were geniuses and looked at God Deok-hwa.
He too was not bad at it, but his cooperation was poor.
He was often lost during battle, and although he obeyed orders, he seemed unmotivated.
It was obvious that he was trying to distance himself from the other members, perhaps because of what he had experienced while in Cthulhu’s unit.
Even in a battle situation, such a sense of distance was clearly revealed, and he could not do his part.
Fortunately, Song-geun Kim, Cheol-min Ki, and Tae-hee Kim were all healed, but even they all played separately.
Kim Song-geun seems to be used to fighting with another self, perhaps because he is a self-immolator.
There were many instances of his clone jumping into the attack range of other operators, obstructing his path, and getting in the way.
Kim Tae-hee had excellent fighting skills, was excellent at judging the situation, and had nothing to complain about in fighting.
But fighting without caring about other people was the same for her.
Maybe it was because he wasn’t from another unit, so the situation in which he was hunting as a team seemed awkward.
Moreover, she seemed to be dissatisfied because she couldn’t use her most explosive skill because of the people around her.
Worst of all, Lee Jae-woo.
It was only when Jeong Dae-sik entered the dungeon that he finally realized why Su-hee Yeo wanted to let him go.
Jae-Woo Lee is a paper magician, and he was able to materialize anything he drew on paper.
It is the most powerful kind of ability among the realization world, and its effect was very excellent as it was implemented to the extent that it was equivalent to summoning, elemental, or spiritualism.
The problem was Lee Jae-woo’s angry pony-like personality.
He seemed to be an interested seed, anxious for not being recognized by others.
He seemed to have some ADHD tendencies.
He was in a jagged mood and could not sit still for a moment.
He often annoyed other crew members, arguing or getting angry over trivial matters.
Basically, he has a crush on Jeong Dae-sik, and as he is trying to look good so far, he hasn’t caused any major problems, but if his personality itself is a problem, it’s a problem.
This was also the case with the situation where the first battle took place after entering the dungeon.
He asked me to make something that could be used against Forward, but he made a giant out of the blue.
The giant was so large that his neck could pierce the sky.
He couldn’t even see his face, so how much magic had he used.
Jaewoo Lee made it and shouted triumphantly to wipe out the monster.
However, since all of the troops were among the monsters, they were almost crushed at the feet of the giants who were stomping and trampling the forward.
In the end, Jeong Dae-sik had the giant get rid of it, and with that one, Jae-woo Lee used up all his magic, and it was no help when he came to a crisis situation.
‘The only thing I can trust is Ki Chul-min.’
Ki Cheol-min continued his fight calmly, even when there was chaos everywhere.
Jung Dae-sik’s orders were immediately understood and followed, and he reacted appropriately in unexpected situations.
Also, he had a talent for reading the war situation, so he knew that he would run to that place if there was a gap, even if Jeong Dae-sik didn’t say anything.
Of course, being Ki Chul-min was not without problems.
He basically had a crooked personality and a rough mouth.
Looking back on what happened with Jeong Dae-sik, even now, he was self-deprecating with his sharp tongue.
“…and there must be two idiots in the unit that came in until they went to the preliminary round.”
Hearing what Ki Cheol-min was saying with a sigh, Jae-woo Lee opened his eyes right away.
Ki Cheol-min looked at Lee Jae-woo like that and shrugged his shoulders.
“Why don’t you get stabbed? Didn’t you say you were one of those idiots?”
Jeong Dae-sik immediately saw Lee Jae-woo grabbing Ki Chul-min by the neck and was skeptical.
Jeong Dae-sik only said one word, but the atmosphere froze in an instant.
Jeong Dae-sik is barely holding back his feelings about the poor battle, but as the crew members are fighting, it’s like igniting oil.
Jeong Dae-sik stared at the crew once with cool eyes and turned around.
“I’m going back today.”
Jeong Dae-sik put aside the old idea of defeating Balor to obtain the Magic Stone, and ordered the withdrawal.
The crew went back the way they had come with dead bodies.