– Volume 2 Episode 6
The temporary crew got up and checked their respective teams.
Dae-sik Jeong and Cheol-min Ki belonged as a team, led by Hwang Mi-gun.
Since Bulls is a close-knit team, it did not match Jeong Dae-sik’s position.
After being introduced by Ki Chul-min and applying together, I came to the Eo Young-Bu-Young and Geun-Dil team.
However, Jeong Dae-sik didn’t care.
In fact, thanks to raising the stamina level to 40, he was wondering what his physical condition was.
Since we didn’t recruit tanks, it was optimal to enter a close-distance position to check whether or not we were full.
The two packed their bags and got on the bus marked Bull Seat.
Soon, the bus departed.
After sleeping on the bus for a while, we reached our destination in no time.
The temporary crew got off the bus and joined the main unit waiting at the entrance of the dungeon in advance.
As you can see, there were a total of five teams mobilized for this dungeon attack.
As the name suggests, the Zodiac Raid is made up of twelve teams, so it can be said that less than half of the power came out.
The participating teams were Baek Yang-Jae in the role of tank, Taurus and Leo in the role of close-deel, Sagittarius in the role of Won-Dill, and the team of Hae-Jai in the role of buffer and healer.
In addition, reconnaissance to be in charge of preliminary investigation while paving the way and setting up outposts, transporting monster by-products and other resources to the outside, building communication networks, and distributing and procuring supplies, etc.
The size of the support team to catch up with was staggering.
Jeong Dae-sik opened his mouth wide, on a scale that seemed to add up to a hundred people.
Ki Cheol-min smiled as he watched him wandering around in confusion.
“Have you ever seen anything like this since you were a porter?”
Jeong Dae-sik nodded his head.
“Because porters like me, who are only ordinary people, have no choice but to stay in the lower dungeons to avoid dying. Most of the porters in the upper dungeons are level 10 awakeners.”
Ki Chul-min frowned and spat on the floor.
“It’s said that waking up and doing your best is a porter. I can’t draw even when I’m dead and awake.”
“In that case, I usually hide the fact that I am an Awakened. I think it’s embarrassing. Still, it’s impossible to hunt monsters at the level 10 level. It’s better to make good money.”
“How much do you earn?”
“If you earn well, how many thousands a month would you make?”
Ki Chul-min looked startled.
“What? Do you earn that much?”
“You must have looked down on me as a porter, but the income of a porter in an advanced dungeon is comparable to that of any other hunter.”
Ki Cheol-min quickly changed his attitude and muttered to himself.
“Did I do something like a porter?”
Jeong Dae-sik, who had a nose, added.
“At rank 7 or 8, a hunter is better than a porter. Hunters have a chance to earn a lot of money.”
Ki Cheol-min grumbled.
“It’s only possible if you’re lucky. Usually, you’re a hunter, and you’re likely to waste the money you earn at most. You can’t walk around bare-handed as it’s a life-changing thing.”
“It’s the same with the porters. I’ve heard that the porters in the higher level dungeons are as well equipped as the hunters… Look, the same goes for the porters in the Zodiac raid here.”
At first glance, the porters on the truck carrying the monster by-products and the collected resources were to the point of thinking that they were a hunter.
Heavy machine guns were installed on the trucks, and each was armed with an assault rifle or submachine gun.
It was equipped with reinforced plastic armor, and at first glance it almost looked like some kind of counter-terrorism unit.
Seeing that scene, Chul-min Ki muttered in exasperation.
“How come you think you have better equipment than me?”
“If the porters die and die, you can’t get anything worthwhile from the dungeon.”
At that moment, Hwang Mi-gun’s voice was heard from the other side.
“Taurus temporary members, please gather here!”
Hearing that, as we approached, the official members of the Taurus Seat were standing there.
Their number totaled ten, and the number of temporary crews was twice theirs.
Hwang Mi-gun did not introduce the official crew.
Instead, he raised his hand and said.
“After signing the contract, each of you must have received this bull sign, right?”
On the wrists of Jeong Dae-sik and Ki Cheol-min were luminous bands like tattoos.
There was a clear bull mark on the back of his hand, and the regular crew members had the same mark.
However, the regular crew members were blue and the temporary members were yellow green.
“You can tell if it’s on the same team or not. Most of the operations move by team, so please don’t stray from your teammates.”
Hwang Mi-gun lowered her hand and continued.
“The dungeon we will enter is a field type on the ground. Currently, the preliminary investigation has been completed up to the first floor and a base camp is prepared. A reconnaissance team is waiting there, so we will move to the base camp first. ride and move.”
Hwang Mi-gun got into the front seat of one of the two trucks, and all others got on the back.
The regular crew boarded first, followed by the temporary crew.
It wasn’t a very friendly atmosphere.
The regular crew didn’t even pay attention to the temporary crew.
Even the temporary crew members were nervous, so there was nothing to say.
At the same time, Jeong Dae-sik and Ki Cheol-min also kept their mouths shut.
After a while, the truck entered the dungeon and entered.
As soon as the car passed through the entrance of the dungeon that looked like a black hole, the air changed.
It was humid and hot, as if we had come to the jungle. While unidentified cries were heard from all directions, everyone hung their necks long.
When I turned my gaze to see the inside of the dungeon, I saw a dense forest.
It was as if the jungle had been pulled out, and old trees, bushes, vines, and moss were tangled in a mess.
It just didn’t look like a place where the color exists on Earth.
Red and blue, luminous plants were emitting all kinds of colors.
Among them, there was a path that seemed to have been paved during preliminary research.
Trucks entered one after another along the road.
The distance to base camp wasn’t too far away, so the car came to a quick stop.
As I got out of the car, I saw several barracks lined up in the plaza made by logging, and the sight of supplies piled up like a mountain.
Hwang Mi-gun rushed to the tent assigned to the seat of the bull.
Full-time workers and contract workers are thoroughly discriminated against, so regular and temporary workers lived in different spaces.
I got a lunch box while resting for a while in the tent assigned to the temporary crew, but I don’t know, but the menu must also be different.
Everyone was not in a position to complain, so we ate lunch silently and waited.
When I felt bored, the operation began in earnest.
“According to the scouting team, large and small insect-type monsters will pop up randomly. The little ones mostly roam in groups, and the big ones roam alone, but it’s not that dangerous. About a 30km radius. , 10th grade…… Sometimes it is called Zone A, where 8 grade level monsters appear. If you leave this area, you will need to be careful as medium-sized 6th and 7th grade monsters appear. We will aim to set up a secondary base camp.”
After a brief briefing, the entire team was divided into a front-runner and a late-comer to prevent a possible accident.
It was decided that the advance team would enter first, and the latter would follow the advance team with a day difference and move from the base camp to the base.
Jeong Dae-sik and Ki Cheol-min belonged to the advance squad and were immediately put into operation.
Equipped with armed forces, they formed a line and entered the jungle.
‘Now is the start.’
Jeong Dae-sik wiped the sweat from his forehead and went along with the others.
Had it been about 30 minutes?
A stop sign fell from the front.
It seems that the reconnaissance team left a mark saying “Moore”.
The three team leaders belonging to the advance squad held their breath when they saw it.
A hand signal flew in saying that we should pass as quietly as possible, and everyone moved carefully with their mouths closed.
But in the first place, it was impossible for a person like this to move without a sound in the thick jungle.
Soon strange noises began to be heard from all directions.
Fabababat-! Faba Baba Baba-!
There was the sound of dizzying flapping of wings as if countless dragonflies were flying.
Soon, hundreds of dragonflies the size of an arm flew through the bushes.
Someone surprised and fired at will without an order.
It was a mistake from the one-death Sagittarius side.
Immediately, the commander of the gunnery team rolled his eyes and pressed his hand on the gun where the temporary crew stood tall.
Fortunately, the dragonfly swarm just passed over the head of the advance squad without stopping.
The problem was next.
Did he even hear gunshots? The ground began to shake.
Seeing this, the wizard, one of the official members of Sagittarius, clicked his tongue.
“Good job. You have summoned all the monsters from all sides.”
The face of the temporary agent who made the mistake turned pale.
The team leader quickly took command without reproaching him, and the advance team soon began to fight against swarms of spiders from all directions.
“They are spiderlings!”
The spiders gathered in black from all directions appeared to be between 30 and 50 cm in size.
It was probably the ones that came from the eggs laid by the medium- and large-sized spider-type monsters that inhabit here.
Seeing the scene, Hwang Mi-geon hurried the temporary crew.
“They’re weak, so you don’t need to be frightened! You guys, from now on! Step on them and kill them!”
“Wondil waits and only kills those who scatter behind!”
While the instructions were given quickly, Jeong Dae-shik reflexively ran forward.
These spiderlings were eerily black and had only white teeth, and they had straight front teeth and pointed fangs just like humans.
The incongruity was so disgusting that all I could think of was that I had to deal with it quickly.
Jeong Dae-sik clenched his fists.
While using the strengthening skill, magical powers gathered there.
He was wearing the gloves he bought together with the reinforced aluminum armor. Reinforced aluminum was attached to the bones of the back of his hand, so he didn’t have to worry about getting hurt even if he punched him.
Jeong Dae-sik ignorantly swung his fortified fist.
He just shot a jab lightly, and the spider little spider that hit his fist was ‘Puck!’ It exploded with a sound.
‘Heh, don’t you feel this way?’
As if hitting a water balloon, there was no damage to Jeong Dae-sik.
It was easy to deal with because it was a low-grade monster of the 9th and 10th level.
Maybe it’s because the attack power has been strengthened due to the increase in stamina points.