-8 Volume 16
As a psychic power, a tamer was able to mentally suppress monsters and treat them like limbs.
Of course, this ability was also absolutely affected by the amount of mana, and there was also the problem of compatibility, so it was difficult to see it as universal.
However, the ability of taming itself was rare, and when entering the dungeon, monsters were everywhere, so it had to be useful in some way.
Therefore, the tamer boasted a huge ransom as much as its rarity.
Whether or not he would just do the all-in-one Jeong Dae-sik, no matter how insignificant the tamer was, he was able to choose and enter any raid according to his taste.
Of course, even the tamers who belonged to the Phoenix raid must have been receiving an unimaginable amount of pay.
‘I envy you. You can’t be able to build it up with your own wealth. You won’t be embarrassed about money because you’re smart like me.’
Jeong Dae-sik looked at the tamer in front of him and had a strange idea.
It would have been nice if his abilities were at this level of ordinary (?).
However, it was a useless lament no matter how many times I tried, so Jeong Dae-sik threw away useless thoughts and opened his mouth.
“Hello, Oliver. My name is Jeong Dae-sik, the commander of the contingent team from Korea.”
“Oh, yes. hello.”
Oliver McCurry, a 25-year-old man from Australia, had a very likable appearance.
With a sad smile, a dimple slipped into the corner of her large mouth, making it seem like women would be delighted.
He grabbed Jeong Dae-sik’s outstretched hand and waved it to each other.
“To see the all-in-one that I had only heard of through rumors. This is really exciting. Listen, is there anything you want me to do?”
“Yes, your ability is absolutely essential in attacking Herbor.”
“You seem to have some tricks, what should I do?”
“It’s simple. Please tame the serpent.”
At Jeong Dae-sik’s request, Oliver’s expression went blank.
He soon flushed his face in astonishment and waved his hands in a nonsensical way.
“That is unreasonable! Thank you for buying my abilities highly, unfortunately, the timing is usually affected by the size of the monster. The bigger the monster, the more powerful it is. Even a medium-sized breed can do several at a time… Even a large-sized breed may be able to do it somehow, but the Serpent is a very large breed. Never.”
Jeong Dae-sik looked at Oliver who was protesting and said sternly.
“You’re a hunter with supernatural powers, but you’re making it too easy to say absolutely no.”
“Yeah, that’s because it’s not okay. I don’t want to put everyone at risk by overconfidence in my abilities. don’t you know Skills like mine come with risks. If you try to perform a skill that exceeds the limit, you may end up in a serious accident.”
After saying that, Oliver looked at Jeong Dae-sik for a moment and continued.
“Didn’t a similar incident happen in the past in the Titan Raid that Jeong Dae-sik belongs to? Was it the Cthulhu army? I heard that the commander there tamed a monster that didn’t match his abilities, and that a disaster happened during the hunt? I don’t want to do something like that.”
Maybe Oliver knew what he was doing in Cthulhu’s army, I thought.
It was an accident caused by a tamer, and it was correct to assume that the same tamer would know.
Unsurprisingly, Oliver just brought up the incident and cut Jeong Dae-sik’s request with a single knife.
However, Jeong Dae-sik spoke without losing his composure.
“I understand what you are concerned about. But I don’t want a job that is beyond your ability. It just takes a moment. Just enough to lure the Serpent to the target point…」
“It is beyond my ability. Super-large monsters such as serpents are very conscious. My ability would only be enough to poke a needle into a cloud. You cannot summon lightning with just one needle.”
“Your abilities may be comparable to needles at the moment, but I can turn them into lightning rods.”
“Yes? What did that mean……”
「As with all abilities, taming is ultimately affected by the amount of mana, isn’t it? Seeing that you belong to the Phoenix Raid, Oliver, your magical powers must not be formidable. However, it is not enough to attack the Serpent, isn’t it?”
“So, I’m going to increase your magic power enough to attack the Serpent. I was using my all-in-one ability.”
Oliver blinked rapidly in disbelief.
「Even if it’s an all-in-one… is that even possible? Even if it was possible, it would take quite some time.”
“Available. And in a short time.”
“Of course, it is up to you.”
There was no one who would refuse to make him stronger than he is now.
Oliver still did not show any signs of being suspicious, but anyway, he was commanded to follow Jeong Dae-sik’s instructions from the engineering captain, Adam, and he nodded his head that he would understand for the moment.
Jeong Dae-sik emphasized once again to Oliver, who had a long and casual expression.
“As I said, I am not asking you to kill Herbor while taming the Serpent. Your role is only to guide the Serpent to the designated location.”
After leaving Oliver, the next person Jung Dae-sik met was another special talent of the Foreign Legion.
It was none other than necromancer Yoo Tae-hoon.
He appeared relaxed and listened to Jeong Dae-sik carefully.
And unlike Oliver, he nodded obediently.
“I understand the outline. Well, there is no reason to refuse. I will do my best to the best of my ability.”
“Thank you for saying that.”
Tae-Hoon Yoo, a member of the Titan Attack Squadron with Jeong Dae-Sik, was well aware of the miraculous thing that happened to the Fenrir unit.
The abilities of the Fenrir troops increased dramatically due to Jeong Dae-sik, so of course he, too, would like to seize such an opportunity.
However, it was only natural that Jeong Dae-sik would be willing to increase the amount of mana, a problem that has always been tormenting Yoo Tae-hoon, because he needs his abilities.
“Even so, I was in trouble because I couldn’t digest the heart of the recently acquired Undead Queen.”
Yoo Tae-hoon honestly talked about his situation, and Jeong Dae-sik opened his eyes a little wide in surprise.
“The heart of the undead queen? Did you buy it?”
“I was wondering if I could use that to create a greater number of undead. However, the dead power in the heart of the undead queen is stronger than the magical power I have, so I can’t use it at all. If I make a mistake, I will become a ghoul. I wasn’t able to get my hands on it, though, because if you purify it, it might become completely useless.”
“Then it would be very important to strengthen the magic.”
“Yes. Once I have enough magical power to overwhelm the heart of the undead queen, I will be able to digest even the death power of the undead queen with my own, so it won’t be too difficult to make a serpent into an undead.”
“It’s nice to hear that.”
Jeong Dae-sik said with a bright smile.
“Then I will make you king of the dead.”
“Are you okay for a moment?”
The next day, Jeong Dae-sik, who had been preparing to train Oliver and Yoo Tae-hoon from early in the morning, met an unexpected visitor.
Jeong Dae-sik made a puzzled expression when he saw God Deok-hwa visiting his barracks.
“I have to leave soon, so I can’t take a long time. If it’s not urgent, we’ll go and talk.”
“It’s just a moment.”
“Okay? Then come in.”
God Deok-hwa was very reticent and had a slightly gloomy personality, and he did not get along with any of the Fenrir troops.
He was also the eldest in Fenrir’s unit, and for his age, he was also at fault for his demeanor, which made other members of the unit difficult.
However, he did not pay much attention to his character as it did not adversely affect the battle.
When such a person suddenly came to visit him, he immediately wondered what was going on.
Jeong Dae-sik asked God Deok-hwa what he was doing while wearing a magjeon.
“Why did you come to me this early?”
God Deok-hwa hesitated for a moment, not answering Jeong Dae-sik’s question.
But as soon as he made up his mind, he raised his head and said.
“I heard that you are taking Tamer from the Phoenix raid and Tae-Hoon Yoo from the Foreign Legion out there today. Perhaps they are trying to defeat Serpents by developing their innate abilities. Considering the characteristics of the two, I think you can see what kind of operation they are.”
“You probably didn’t come here to evaluate my strategy again. What do you want to say?”
God Deok-hwa clenched his fists and said.
“I don’t know if it’s Yoo Tae-hoon, but that tamer is not.”
“Aren’t you trying to train a tamer to tame a serpent? Please reconsider that strategy. It’s absurd. Taming a serpent isn’t even another monster.”
Jeong Dae-sik was a bit absurd and smirked.
“Even so, that tamer said the same thing as you. Well, I can understand even if you say something like that because you are the party. But it’s ridiculous that you, not a tamer, talk like that.”
“I’m sorry, but I couldn’t help but object.”
God Deok-hwa continued to speak, shaking his clenched fists.
“It’s because the Captain can’t see it. It’s because you don’t know what kind of disaster will happen if the tamer’s abilities are off. What’s more, the opponent is the Serpent. Even a single large Chimera could wipe out all of the Cthulhu’s troops. You never know what will happen if you try to suppress your mind and things go wrong.”
Jeong Dae-sik sighed as he rubbed his hand with the magjeon.
I could almost guess what he was feeling when he said something like that.
He must have watched all his colleagues die due to the overconfidence of the commander he trusted and followed, so he would have had to stop Daesik Jeong’s plan to tamper with the serpent.
He felt pity that his fear seemed to be in control, but he could not object to what Dae-sik Jeong had planned and what Tamer himself would do.
Jeong Dae-sik deliberately strengthened his voice and spoke strictly.
“I understand your concerns, but what you are saying is that you are questioning my judgment.”
“Captain, I don’t mean that.”
“So what do you mean? To say I should reconsider my plan doesn’t mean my plans are unreliable?”
God Deok-hwa was silent for a moment.
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