-12 Volume 8
Jeong Dae-sik seemed positive to Choi Hee’s words.
“Yes. This shocking sight in front of Chernobog’s dungeon was a preparation for an invasion. It was also a sign that Chernobog’s territory was gradually expanding. Also, upon leaving Russia, there were several dungeons. I’ve seen these spawn all at once. It’s not hard to guess that there must be new and powerful monsters that we don’t know about. So they’re trying to take over and dominate the monsters and destroy humanity.”
Gye Young-il said, pressing his temples as if his head hurts.
“Then it must be a serious matter.”
To that, Choi Hee quickly responded.
“In a way, it could be a good thing.”
Gye Young-il responded by saying that he heard an absurd sound, but Choi Hee did not give in.
“It means that we don’t have to deal with all these monsters in huge numbers. According to Jeong Dae-sik, if we only kill the boss who commands them, their unity will break. Because it’s not.”
“That’s right, but those bosses are 18-star monsters!”
Hearing Gye Young-il screaming, Choi Hee kept her mouth shut.
Gye Young-il lowered his voice as soon as he realized that he had made a mistake, but there was no change in the fact that he was speaking in a desperate tone.
“Realistically, even Jeong Dae-sik, who can be said to be the strongest person in the world and the most powerful person in the world, had a hard time defeating Chernobog. But now, not just one or two, but several like him are coming this way. That’s an optimistic prediction, we don’t know exactly what their rank will be, since for a long time the 15-star Chernobog was the most powerful monster we’ve ever seen. ”
A heavy silence hung over the left. Gye Young-il said solemnly.
“No matter how powerful Jeong Dae-sik is, he cannot defeat them all. Moreover, there are hundreds of thousands of monsters around them, so it is difficult to even approach them.”
Hearing that, Kim Seung-soo opened his mouth in a skeptical tone.
“If you gather the awakened people in the province and attack at the same time…”
But his lack of confidence faded along the way.
He would have thought that it was absurd even for his own judgment.
The local awakened people were struggling just to keep their positions.
First of all, because the number of Awoken was overwhelmingly in Seoul and most of them were here.
Even if all the Awakened people from all over the country were gathered, it was questionable how effective it would be.
Such a large-scale operation would require detailed planning and thorough preparation.
However, considering the current situation, it was as if they had reached their chin. There seemed to be no time to even plan or plan.
All things considered, there was no room for a counterattack.
Gye Young-il had already sensed defeat and was filled with despair.
The atmosphere took over the command center.
A heavy silence flowed, and no one was able to open their mouth hastily, and there was an unfamiliar atmosphere.
Jeong Dae-sik knew that people were expecting him.
This was especially the case with Choi Hee and Kang Young Hoo.
The two of them have been watching his growth more closely than anyone else.
Jeong Dae-shik grew stronger at a speed that could not be explained by common sense, and now it has reached an area that humans cannot reach.
He seemed to have the slightest expectation that he might be able to find a sharp number.
Jeong Dae-sik did not enjoy all of this.
Of course, the present situation, where anyone has no choice but to wait for a swarm of monsters to die before their noses, would not be pleasant.
But Jeong Dae-sik’s feelings were even more so.
He has already fought through the risk of death several times. And the fight wasn’t what Jeong Dae-sik had hoped for.
As always, he wished to eat well and live well. At one time he was burned with a desire to enjoy all the riches and splendor of the world, but now that he sees it, he wonders what good it is.
Jeong Dae-sik just wanted to eat a warm meal in a nice house and live in peace. He doesn’t care about the cost of coffee, while still affording enough time to take a taxi to the nearest city.
That was the life Jeong Dae-sik really wanted. I didn’t want this bloody, turbulent life.
However, after being chosen by Democritus, he became more powerful than anyone else, and the ideal of self-declaring himself the savior of the world was unavoidable.
Jeong Dae-sik did not know that the life he wanted was possible only when the world was peaceful.
He already knew that he had to fight for that, so he opened his mouth with a feeling of resignation.
“I’ll do it.”
Gye Young-il paused for a moment.
Unlike Choi Hee-na and Kang Young-hoo, he did not know Jeong Dae-sik well.
As you can see from the face of the person he summoned to this emergency meeting, he didn’t really trust the kids who knew nothing during the 1st Monster Break.
Some may say they are out of date, but they believed more in heroes such as Kim Seung-soo and Park Hee-jin who survived the first disaster that struck mankind.
It was the same even if the opponent was an all-in-one.
His destructive power in the Han River was truly astonishing, but there was also a fearful side.
So I couldn’t rely on him completely, and I thought that if the situation worsened, I could always pull the tail off.
In a moment of crisis when the world is collapsing, it is only necessary to have the ability to escape.
Above all, this kind of work required sacrifice.
Gye Young-il was well aware of the fact that many people who did not go down in history gave themselves during the 1st Monster Break.
The present extended reality world was a world that survived on the blood and flesh of such people.
However, it was questionable whether a child who was unaware of that time could inherit such a noble spirit.
However, before anyone forced Jung Dae-sik to open his mouth, Gye Young-il asked again.
Jeong Dae-sik said calmly.
“I said I would.”
“Defeating those monsters.”
Gye Young-il frowned.
It wasn’t that I doubted his intentions.
It was a matter of sacrifice, but it was also a matter of ability.
He defeated the 15-star octopus monster with difficulty, but that didn’t mean he could kill several unconfirmed 20-star monsters alone.
Gye Young-il was skeptical of Jeong Dae-sik’s promise and tried to ask a question, but before that, he spoke first.
“However, there are conditions.”
Seeing Gye Young-il questioning, Jeong Dae-sik nodded his head. And he started to say what he wanted.
What Jeong Dae-sik asked for was, to his dismay, a remuneration.
“Give me money in exchange for me to save the world.”
Gye Young-il stuttered a little, as if he was a little surprised.
Jeong Dae-sik nodded as if it was normal.
Seeing the people who kept their mouths shut because they didn’t know how to react, Jeong Dae-sik shrugged his shoulders and continued.
“If you’re dealing with not one 20-star monster, you can’t do it for free, right? So, you’ll have to pay the price you deserve. 100 trillion won each, how about?”
It was also a huge amount.
100 trillion won!
The amount was equivalent to the annual budget of a metropolitan city or local government.
No matter how wealthy there are in the world, only a handful of people who are worth 100 trillion won.
It was the same even if the number increased with the advent of the Awakened.
No, it was hard to see even a rich man worth 10 trillion won.
Even 1 trillion won is enough money to spend 2740 years even if you spend 1 million won a day.
That’s a lot of money, but it’s 100 trillion won!
Besides, that’s the price of one.
If you catch three or four, it is 340 billion won, and if you catch just 10, it is 1,000 trillion won.
Even Gye Young-il could not say that he had little wealth, but he never imagined that he could have that much money.
However, Dae-Sik Jeong asked for the money in return for saving the world.
After the first shock passed, a kind of betrayal began to develop.
Choi Hee and Kang Young-hoo, who had certain expectations of him, were the same, and Gye Young-il and others were the same.
This battle was a serious matter at stake for the survival of mankind.
If we don’t get rid of those besieging Seoul, even a simple calculation will kill a fifth of the Korean population.
In addition, since most of the Awakeneds are staying in Seoul, the power had to be cut by more than half.
Busan may be able to hold out to some extent, but it is at a disadvantage because it faces the sea.
When Seoul was established, the Republic of Korea was practically over.
No, you were right to think that the whole earth was coming to an end.
Korea is a country famous for many outstanding awakening people.
Although R&D on special abilities and technology for weapons could not keep up with the US or Europe, it was the best in terms of combat power.
In other words, it would not be an exaggeration to say that the Awoken gathered in Seoul are the best fighters on the planet.
However, if they were all destroyed and the Korean Peninsula was devoured by monsters, the fate of other countries would be no different.
So, Daesik Jeong’s expression of saving the world was not an exaggeration.
It was an indispensable and sacred war that would stake the existence of mankind.
If anyone had the ability to do that, they would have to go ahead and fight.
However, Jeong Dae-sik demanded remuneration.
In other words, it was as if he had declared that he would not fight unless there was a reasonable price.
That is why the rest were shocked.
But if you think about it rationally, Jeong Dae-sik’s request was reasonable.
If he could save the world, he would have had to get all the support humanity could possibly mobilize.
Even if it was the financial part.
It was risking his life from his point of view, but there must be a price to be paid.
Gye Young-il quickly cleared up his disturbed mind.
He realized that this was not something he had to judge on his own.
He quickly shook his head and thought of someone with whom to discuss the matter.
“…if you pay that reward, you mean that you can kill those with 20-star ratings?”
“Really? It wouldn’t be easy even for you.”
“Okay now. I think we should think about it a bit. If you wait a minute, I’ll send someone to discuss the matter with.”
The commander-in-chief ended the meeting, and Jeong Dae-sik came out of the headquarters with the rest.
Then, Choi Hee spoke as if it was absurd.
“The only thing you ask for at such an important moment is money.”
Jeong Dae-sik frowned upon hearing that.
“It’s just money? How important is money?”
“Of course it’s important. It’s important, but right now, isn’t there something more important than that?”
“This is more important to me. Isn’t it natural for me to ask for compensation? You can’t do such a dangerous job with your bare body for nothing? ”
Having said that, Choi Hee had nothing to say.
It just felt a little absurd.