– Volume 2 Episode 8
Jeong Dae-sik realized his level of fitness as he watched the temporary crews crawling into the barracks exhausted and stretching out.
‘Yeah, it’s okay to this extent. There is nothing but the fatigue of light exercise.’
The direct attack power has also increased tremendously.
Some monsters were instantly killed by just hitting them with one punch.
There were no injuries at all.
Whether it was because of the reinforced aluminum armor, or because of the increase in overall defense as the stamina level increased, there were no major wounds even though they came through the chaos.
On the other hand, the majority of the other temporary crew suffered minor and major injuries.
As they belong to a large raid, it seems they expected that they would be able to receive a heal once they reached the base camp.
However, only the basic treatment provided by the medical team and the recovery acceleration potion were given only to those who were seriously injured.
Some of the hunters, including blondes, complained about that fact.
However, since Ki Cheol-min and several others had foreseen this fact, they did not consume unnecessary energy.
Most of the others were adjusting to the current situation.
It must have been difficult, but there was no room for complaining because there was already a contract and promised remuneration.
He was busy taking a break with the thought of saving his strength as much as possible, fighting as efficiently as possible, and living safely.
Jeong Dae-sik also lay down for a moment and closed his eyes.
However, I couldn’t sleep for a long time because I had no energy left.
A few hours later, he woke up and left the barracks with a sense of urgency.
Then I looked around to find the bathroom.
In a place like this, it would seem like you could urinate on the street, but in fact, it wasn’t.
The act of excretion can summon monsters, or you can go into a gloomy bush by yourself and be robbed.
Therefore, there was a simple toilet in the center of the barracks.
Even if it is a simple toilet, it is at the level of using a portable toilet in a partition.
The portable toilet was a kind of paper bag-like object.
If you look inside, the excrement was automatically solidified.
It’s convenient, but it’s hard to aim, so it’s perfect for throwing away your hand if you make a mistake.
Jeong Dae-sik carefully unfolded the portable toilet in the simple toilet.
And as I sat down with my pants open and gave it strength, I heard a familiar voice from somewhere.
It was none other than Hwang Mi-gun.
She was passing by talking to someone.
“Looking at the dealers today, the condition is good. Are there no casualties among the temporary crew?”
Hwang Mi-gun answered someone’s question.
“Yeah, there’s a kid on our team that we can use.”
Hearing the name Ae-ra, Jeong Dae-sik wrinkled his brow.
Hwang Mi-gun looks younger than anyone who sees it, but when did you see it, baby?
Hwang Mi-gun continued to talk to me that I was babbling like that.
“Because it’s a 6th grade and reinforced buffer. Other dealers have benefited from it.”
“Hey, was there a level 6 dealer?”
“Is it anything special?”
The two of them giggled for a moment, moving away from each other and continuing their conversation.
“Anyway, there were no fatalities because the buffer was stuck.”
“Are you going to do the same tomorrow?”
“If you do?”
“Isn’t that a problem? Could it be that we don’t have enough supplies? Usually, the temporary crew is going to die, so they bring it in tight.”
“That’s for the team in charge to do.”
Jeong Dae-sik, who was silently listening to the story, realized that they did not have much in mind for the survival of the temporary crew in the first place.
Above all else, it is only in the outside world that human life takes priority.
Here in the dungeon, profits are prioritized over that.
This is because the income earned here is too large.
No, even in the real world, money was more valuable than a human life.
Even if everyone pretended not to be, Jeong Dae-sik took care of the truth with a bitter smile.
After that, I got dressed and went out of the bathroom.
And instead of going straight back to the barracks, he summoned entropy from an inconspicuous corner.
Looking at the speech bubble floating in the air, Jeong Dae-sik asked a question.
“I want to ask you something. The skill of strong power.”
“Isn’t it better to use a powerful powerful skill once than to use a strengthening skill for multiple people?”
“Hmm, isn’t it? Then I’ll buy the powerful power skill right now.”
Now that income and expenses fluctuate in billions, ten million is nothing.
On the contrary, it felt like 10 million won was cheap.
Nevertheless, the reason for not purchasing the powerful power skill and leaving it alone was because Jeong Dae-sik was an old man.
Unless it was absolutely necessary, I didn’t want to waste even a single ten won.
However, the reason for purchasing the powerful force belatedly was purely for the efficient consumption of magic power.
I felt it while on the front line today, but it was a waste to continue to use strengthening skills for a large number of people.
It is true that the attack power of the dealers as a whole increases when the reinforcement skill is used.
However, since everyone was so arrogant, there was a limit to even feeding them reinforcements.
Just today, monsters like that came out and held up well, but if stronger monsters start to appear from tomorrow, there is a high possibility that even if you receive the reinforcement buff, it will not matter much.
In that case, he decided that it would be better to go out on his own.
Jung Dae-sik was already quite strong just by putting Ganghwa on himself.
Of course, if you feed the strong power with a buffer, you will become stronger.
Then it was possible to extract the maximum result with the minimum consumption of magic.
There is no need to waste mana just because you use an enhancement skill on someone else.
In addition, you will be able to avoid the glares of why you don’t buff or why you’re smoking.
Determined to fight this way tomorrow, Jeong Dae-sik returned to the barracks.
Indeed, as Hwang Mi-gun warned, the level of monsters increased dramatically when they left the randomly designated area A and entered area B.
The types were the same as yesterday, spiders, caterpillars, centipedes, dragonflies, etc., but they doubled in size.
In particular, dealing with a bed the size of an adult’s forearm was quite annoying.
They appeared in swarms, and the tips of their wings were sharp like cutters, so it was easy to get hurt if they got too close.
The provisional members of the Sagittarius had been using the supplied flamethrower, but it was not easy to kill them because they were flying in all directions.
In just a few hours, the makeshift crews were covered in scars.
They panted with a tired expression on their faces, then complained about Jeong Dae-sik.
“Why don’t you give buffs like yesterday?”
“I’m going to save my magic by myself in a shameful way, isn’t it?”
Jeong Dae-sik stared at them coldly.
“Yesterday, I used too much magic power to help you guys. Today, as stronger monsters come out, you need to conserve magic power. If you’ve already buffed it, you won’t be able to reach your destination!”
The temporary crew kept their mouths shut, but everyone was blaming Jeong Dae-sik as a selfish bastard.
Jeong Dae-sik was regretting revealing that he was a buffer.
As an incentive, just being level 6 would be enough.
It’s not like I’m getting more money as a buffer, but I was just listening to the accusation that I had for nothing.
Hwang Mi-gun was aware of the feud between the temporary crew and Jeong Dae-sik.
But he only glanced at this, and didn’t say anything.
Whether or not Jeong Dae-sik used a buff, he was aware that he had to take care of it.
If she, the team leader, ordered it, she would have no choice but to buff it like yesterday, but since she didn’t say anything, Jeong Dae-sik continued to save his magical power despite the pouring eyes.
Once, the save point has passed.
After a short break, the advance team took a heavy step.
No, it was the temporary crew who had a heavy footing.
Officials who had not yet fought anything worthy of a battle were showing signs of boredom in the slow progress.
Since the location of the nucleus was not yet known, he was saving as much power as possible.
From their point of view, they were simply marching, so it was just boring.
On the other hand, the makeshift crew members shuffled and walked.
At that time, Baek Yang-jwa, who was ahead of him as a tanker, stopped.
All the advance squads that followed them all stood in their places.
The reason is that the reconnaissance team that should have gone first appeared in front of me.
Seeing that progress had stopped, the leaders of each team, including the reconnaissance team, gathered in one place.
They talked to each other with serious expressions on their faces.
I was looking at them to see what was going on, and Ki Cheol-min said a word from the side.
“It looks like a dangerous guy is blocking the way.”
“Weren’t only rank 6 and 7 monsters appearing in this area yet?”
Ki Chul-min shrugged his shoulders.
“A monster from another area may have crossed over, or it may have already arrived in Area C because Area B is narrower than you think.
Usually, the dungeon area was divided into monster grades.
This is because monsters have a territory, and the weaker the monster, the greater the number and the wider the territory.
However, as the number was limited, the area had to be narrow even though the area was wide.
It may not be the case of a very large species, but it was generally the case.
Whether Ki Chul-min’s guess was correct, each team leader returned to the team members and explained the situation.
“It is said that the reconnaissance team that was going ahead found a large species of spiny spider. It is judged to be about rank 5 or 6, and it is said to be about the same level as a semi-boss mob in a small dungeon. From now on, the advance squad will approach the thorn spider in battle formation.”
Baek Yang-Jwa, the tank, took the lead, and the one-dead Sagittarius, Buffer, and Heal-in Haejwa stood apart from each other.
It was followed by Taurus and Leo.
The reconnaissance team was attached last, and the movement started again in tension.
Before long, there was a sign of something huge moving beyond the bushes.