-9 Volume 12
Chapter 53. Hyenas and Hyenas
The next day, Fenrir’s troops boarded the plane and headed for Vladivostok.
Originally, we would have changed planes here or boarded the Trans-Siberian train, but as of now, all transportation to Moscow has been paralyzed.
Few people wanted to go to the place that had become a monster’s den, so we had to go to the city and find a separate car. So Fenrir’s troops decided to go into town and stay for a day to find a way to Moscow, while also checking the situation in Russia.
After the loss of Moscow, all major Russian politics and economy had moved to the Eastern Bloc. Therefore, Vladivostok became the center of Russian society and prospered very much.
Of course, compared to other regions of Russia, it was not possible to find the old glory. The city grew disorderly due to the refugees flocked in during the 1st Monster Break, and traces of war caused by civil war remained everywhere.
Tanks and guns were not difficult to find even in the middle of the city, and most of the people passing by were skinny and had a bad complexion. Most people were indifferent to seeing a group of Asians, but the soldiers were different.
All members of the Fenrir unit, captured by the soldiers calling with harsh voices, were subjected to passport control. At the airport, they had already been interrogated rather than interrogated, so everyone thought so and handed over my passport.
Daesik Jeong opened his mouth in Russian with the help of entropy.
“We are Hunters. I came to Japan to hunt monsters.”
Unfortunately, Jeong Dae-sik had a very bad Russian pronunciation. Up to English, almost real-time conversation was possible with the translation function of entropy, but it seemed unreasonable in Russian.
Jeong Dae-sik beckoned to wait for a moment, and entropy materialized. When a young girl suddenly appeared in the air, the soldiers were startled and pointed their guns at them.
“Entropy, translate. There is no need to be afraid.”
Entropy stepped forward and spoke in a slightly mechanical but fluent Russian.
“We are Hunters. I came here to hunt monsters.”
When the soldier heard that they were hunters, he showed interest.
“Are you a Hunter? Where are you from?”
“I’m from Korea.”
“There must be many places to hunt monsters in Korea.”
“Because Korea is a small country. It would be better to have a big drink here.”
“Where are you going?”
“I want to go to Moscow.”
Hearing the sound of entropy, the soldier’s eyes widened.
“Moscow? Did you guys fantasize about dying? There is nothing there.”
“I know there are monster nests.”
“It’s like there’s nothing. I won’t stop you if you’re going to die on my own feet, but well.”
The soldier shrugged and returned the passport, and Entropy, who had received Jeong Dae-sik’s ritual, asked a question.
“What do I need to do to get to Moscow? Is there anywhere I can borrow a car?”
“If it’s a car, you can borrow it, but it’s impossible to go to Moscow. If you need any information, go to the Hunter Association in the square. I will help you there.”
Jeong Dae-sik led the troops and settled in a lodging around the square. There, he unpacked his luggage and visited the Hunter Association with Seo Ji-won.
Although it was called the Hunter Association, the appearance was shabby. There was an unrecognizable sign hanging on the crumbling building.
Inside, the situation was no different. Upon entering, a red-faced middle-aged man who looked like a typical Russian man shouted loudly.
“What’s going on here!”
Entropy, who seemed a bit cold because he was dressed thinly for being in Russia, came forward and said.
“We are from Korea. I’m going to Moscow. Can I get some help?”
The man, like a soldier, talked for a long time about the dangers of Moscow. But when Jeong Dae-sik didn’t even budge, he smiled and said.
“It’s been a while since I’ve seen a hunter with such courage! come this way Do you have a Hunter registration card?」
When Jeong Dae-sik presented the hunter registration card issued in Korea, the eyes of the Russian man who scanned it widened.
As if in disbelief, he looked at the scanned information and Jeong Dae-sik’s face alternately. And suddenly he cried out in a loud voice.
「All-in-one? All-in-one? You mean it!”
The man opened his mouth and muttered.
「I heard rumors that an Awakened person with all abilities was born in Korea, but… Oh my! So you mean that was true?”
“It is true that I am an all-in-one.”
“No, no, not only that, but the recapture of the Hawaiian Islands!”
The man found an article with difficulty with his slow computer. There was written news about the Hawaiian Islands in English. Even without reading it closely, it seemed to be the story of Serpent and Herbor being slain. The man said as if to pierce his monitor.
“Is this what you did?”
“Oh My God!”
The man abruptly got up from his seat and rushed to the back of the office. Seo Ji-won, who was left behind, could not understand what he was saying and asked with an anxious expression.
“Do you think the story is going well?”
“It’s not a bad mood. People here seem to know I exist.”
“Well, that’s great.”
After a while, the man drove in a group of people. They were all large, red-faced, with shaggy beards, and dressed in roar like a bear hunter. Thanks to this, it was not difficult to recognize that they were Awoken without having to ask.
“Is this person really all-in-one?”
“I can’t believe it. Is this all-in-one guy who looks so absurd?”
“It doesn’t look too energetic to be ranked 99th, doesn’t it?”
Jeong Dae-sik listened to what they said and pricked up his ears.
It seems that the ranking has risen to 99.
It must have risen significantly by killing Serpent and Herbor.
“I heard that all the monster nests in the Hawaiian Islands were destroyed.”
“Then, can’t we just put an end to the monsters in Moscow?”
“I told you! There is a possibility of reclaiming Moscow!”
They ignored Jeong Dae-sik and had a heated discussion among themselves. However, the smell of alcohol wafting all over his body made him feel a bit drunk.
Jeong Dae-sik tried to intervene in their conversation at the right time and talk about the business. But it was not easy because everyone had a loud voice.
Then, the man who was in the office for the first time suddenly hit his forehead with his palm.
“ah! Come to think of it…….”
He started up the functioning computer again and opened the mailbox. And he opened one of the mails that had arrived there and said,
“I received an email from Korea this morning. It was from the Titan raid. It’s in English, so I barely read it.”
“Look where. …that’s right! The all-in-one is supposed to come this way! What did you do after checking your mail?”
“He said he was crazy because of a hangover in the morning.”
“Are you calling that an excuse now?”
After arguing with each other again, they finally turned their attention to Jeong Dae-sik.
“Did I say I was going to Moscow earlier? Why are you going there?”
“Of course, we are going to hunt monsters.”
“There is a different dimension to the Hawaiian Islands! Even an all-in-one is dangerous.”
「Still, he is the person who defeated Serpent and Herbor. He defeated 8-star monsters by himself, so it might be possible to defeat Chernobog with his comrades.”
When the Chernobog story came out, Jeong Dae-sik hurriedly asked.
“Didn’t Chernobog return to the dungeon where his realm was?”
Then the men, who looked at each other, continued talking to each other with perplexed expressions.
“I’m not sure about that.”
“The area around Moscow has become a completely dead land, and it has been a long time since humans entered.”
“But recently, small-scale monster breaks have been taking place…”
“It wouldn’t be strange if Chernobog appeared again.”
According to their words, there was a reason why the Moscow area had become a monster kingdom. It is said that the sun does not shine well even on a clear day because there is an unidentified darkness in the area.
Moreover, as the darkness was gradually expanding, it was said that Chernobog’s influence was growing.
「Many times, our hunters tried to enter there, but they failed.」
“Because it’s a place where unholy priests and bishops swarm like zombies.”
“It must have tremendous purification power, but after the saint was sacrificed, no one can approach it.”
There have been several attempts in the past to restore Moscow. Among them, the most famous was the Moscow Crusade, where famous hunters from the European Union, including Saint Luna, from northern Europe, all mobilized.
Luna was only 17 at the time, and was the most powerful person in history. However, her encounter with the Arc Bishop was devastating, and none of her survived.
Jeong Dae-sik shrugged his shoulders as he saw the men telling all kinds of atrocious stories.
“The resolution has already been made. I wish there was a way to get there.”
Men did not want to stop Jeong Dae-sik anymore. Instead, he showed me the way to Moscow.
“You can still get to Novosibirsk by train. There are times when monsters attack on the way, but the railroad is connected anyway. From there, you have to get a car and go. It would be nice to be able to find a driver, but it will be difficult as the destination is the destination.”
“The problem is that you are Asian and you are currently in a civil war, so the checkpoint and search will be strengthened, so it will be inconvenient to move in various ways. I wish I could get the military guarantee… If it’s okay, we’ll introduce you to a suitable person.”
Jeong Dae-sik promised to stop by the Hunter Association again in the evening. They were going to introduce him to Colonel Vladimir and get him a pass.
Daesik Jeong expressed his gratitude and left the office with a promise to come later. And I briefly explained the situation to Seo Ji-won, who had no idea what they were talking about.
“You’re going to need a pass to get to Moscow safely. You’ll meet a man named Colonel Vladimir who will issue you in the evening.”
“It is definitely a civil war, so I see a lot of soldiers and the atmosphere is very suspicious.”
“That’s why I brought you along, not anyone else.”
Seo Ji-won nodded with a nervous expression. Jeong Dae-sik accompanied Seo Ji-won so that he could easily avoid his seat if he had a car.
“I will go with you in the evening, so please know.”
The two took a quick step to get to the dormitory through the cold wind.
But I felt something strange. Jeong Dae-shik walked faster because it seemed that the following was followed.
As he suddenly accelerated, Seo Ji-won asked a question with an anxious tone.
“Someone’s following us. Don’t look back or anything.”
“I didn’t see it. … Shall I get rid of you in the right place?”
“No, maybe they are from the rebel side. They might tell you the route to meet Durahan.”