– Volume 2 Episode 21
Jeong Dae-sik’s claim was indeed credible.
He wasn’t a duel from the start.
Afterwards, he acquired the ability of the metamorphic world and the spiritual world later, so there was no law that said not to acquire another ability.
Until now, all Duelists had two abilities from the beginning.
Considering that, Daesik Jeong is a completely new case.
Besides, it’s only been three months since he became an Awakened!
I didn’t know if this generation could be an all-in-one.
As if remembering that fact, Hanna Jang broke out in a cold sweat on her forehead.
If Daesik Jeong is a person with the unique potential to become an all-in-one, he was right.
It’s not just a tax deduction.
We had to keep him in the country by any means possible.
If he failed to catch him and Jung Dae-sik went abroad, she could have taken all the responsibility.
In this world where the whole world is passionate about cultivating hunters, the existence of an all-in-one was a card that should never be lost.
Hanna Jang swallowed dry saliva and said.
“Wait a minute… Please wait a minute.”
She apologized and went out of Ben.
And while Jeong Dae-sik was having a bad time, he talked on the phone with someone outside for a while.
After a while.
Hanna Jang, who returned to her place, said with a rather tired look.
“If you give us a little more time, we could get a better deal… But right now, there’s only one thing I can tell you other than the tax exemption.”
“What is it?”
Hannah Jang said briefly.
“National Vault! I’ll give you access to it.”
It’s a national treasure chest.
Without realizing it, he threw a counter-door.
“…was that real?”
“Yes. Just like the organization I belong to… It is a warehouse owned by an organization that is working undercover. There, items of Grade A or higher collected from the country are stored there.”
Jeong Dae-sik felt goosebumps.
The national treasure trove that had only been heard through rumors!
He said that there are many rare items found in the last Monster Break, as well as the finest weapons and equipment that the country has been collecting steadily.
People have been saying that an item is something that has to be actually used to be worthwhile, and that there is no way the state can do something futile with a huge budget.
However, on the other hand, it was inferred that all the legendary weapons known to have been lost were all contained in the warehouse.
In any case, the public could not determine which was the truth, and as Jeong Dae-sik, I did not pay any attention to it because I thought it had nothing to do with me.
However, I couldn’t help but be surprised to hear that the safe was real and that I was given permission to enter it.
Of course, there is no meaning in speaking out if it is just going in.
It’s not like I’m telling you to just take a look at the items inside and come out.
Jeong Dae-sik waited for his next words, and his prediction was correct.
“If there are any items that Dae-Sik Jeong wants, I will give them to you. Since these are items that cannot be bought with money in the market, they are all of great value.”
“Of course, this is a rental. If Mr. Jeong Dae-sik breaks his promise and goes abroad or dies, it will be recovered immediately. Even so, it is a great benefit. As you know, the price of arms varies greatly depending on performance… In the case of armaments, they boast an astronomical amount of money. Instead, they pay a lot of money. They are going to lend you such items for free. Do you plan to stay in Korea if that’s enough?”
Jeong Dae-sik pushed his guts to the end.
“Hmm, what if I went in and there was nothing special? Even if it’s an A-class item, it’s not like I can’t fit into my castle, right?”
Jang Han-na stared at Jeong Dae-sik.
For her, she had brought out the best card she could suggest, but she must not have liked it because Jeong Dae-sik bounced all the way to the end.
However, he was in Eul’s position to somehow hold onto Jeong Dae-sik, so he quickly softened his eyes and said.
“Okay. Then see for yourself and decide.”
“Isn’t that what you wanted? Go there and see if there’s anything you want, and then make your choice. Of course, everything about the State Treasury is confidential and cannot be disclosed to the outside world. You have to agree to a confidentiality oath. You can go in.”
“What happens if I break it?”
Hanna Jang smiled a little creepily.
“I’ve never seen such a case, so I don’t know. I don’t know, but wouldn’t an executor be dispatched?”
I didn’t really intend to talk about it, so Jeong Dae-sik kept his mouth shut.
Then Hanna Jang asked.
“Then when do you want to go?”
“Is it possible now?”
“It will take a little while to get permission, but it’s possible.”
“Okay. Do you need to hesitate? Let’s go now.”
Jeong Dae-sik said, unable to contain his rising excitement.
It’s a safe stocked with special items that normal hunters don’t even know exist!
I couldn’t help but go see it right now.
Seeing Jeong Dae-sik’s eyes twinkling, Jang Han-na nodded her head.
“Okay. Then, let’s start off like this.”
Jeong Dae-shik suppressed his excitement and looked out the window at the passing scenery.
I thought I could see a familiar scenery, but a familiar building caught my eye across the open view along the park.
When Jeong Dae-sik asked a question, Jang Han-na, who was busy calling somewhere, raised her index finger.
“Okay. I will. Yes, I’m almost there… No. No problem. Yes. Yes.”
Hanna Jang, who soon hung up the phone, said while looking at the National Assembly building getting closer.
“As you may have guessed, the National Vault is located in the basement leading to it.”
“Okay. I had no idea.”
“You don’t have to know. If Jeong Dae-sik knows that, doesn’t it mean that there is a big hole in national security?”
Jang Han-na, who spoke softly, waited for the car to arrive and got off.
Jeong Dae-sik followed, too, and the two headed for the underground passage connected to the parking lot, leaving the other investigators behind.
From there, Hanna Jang pushed through the door marked “No entry except for administrators”.
After walking along the long passage with pipes for a long time, there was an elevator at the end.
There, Hanna Jang revealed her identity.
“This is Jang Han-na, a 7th-grade civil servant belonging to Division 3 of the National Special Management Service.”
When I put my palm on the elevator door one after another, the door recognized my fingerprint like a touchpad.
Only after the iris recognition was perfectly completed, the door opened with a mechanical sound saying
It was like seeing in a sci-fi movie or a spy movie, so Jeong Dae-sik inadvertently exclaimed.
Jang Han-na rolled her eyes when she saw Jeong Dae-sik doing that.
“Don’t make fun of me.”
“Aren’t you kidding me? It’s funny.”
“Isn’t this strange to have superpowers?”
The elevator had few buttons.
After a long way down, the door barely opened, and there were two security guards at the entrance.
After I checked my identity earlier, the security guard told me to fill out the guestbook the old-fashioned way.
There, Jeong Dae-sik also had to present his ID and sign some documents.
I took a quick glance and found that it was the same content as Hanna Jang said earlier.
“It’s a confidentiality oath. You’ll have to watch your mouth once you sign it.”
“Don’t worry. I have a heavy mouth no matter how I look.”
Jang Han-na was not very trusting, but Jeong Dae-sik silently signed the autograph.
Security guards backed off and passed several layers of shielding.
Only then did we arrive at the safe entrance.
For some reason, Hanna Jang moved her feet with a triumphant expression.
The entrance to the safe was traditional.
There was a round, heavy iron gate attached, which seemed to be 2m in diameter.
In front of him stood a giant with dark eyes.
He checked the tablet in his hand and asked a question.
“Are Hanna Jang, a 7th grade civil servant, and Jeong Daesik, a 6th grade hunter guaranteed by Hanna Jang?”
“Come this way.”
“I’m in charge of the national treasury. Give me a hand.”
The person in charge wrapped a thin tape around the wrists of Hanna Jang and Daesik Jeong.
I thought it was acting as a temporary pass, but it turned out to be an anti-theft device.
“This tape must never be tampered with until it is out of the safe. Without this tape, touching the piece, or item, can cause fatal harm. Please be careful as it is extremely dangerous to your life.”
“The same goes for taking out items. If you take an item that has not been registered for export, as soon as you leave the safe, the anti-theft device applied to the item is activated. It is a kind of curse, so you can’t remove it by yourself. The same goes for handing over items to others or dropping them away. They will also be cursed and will be pursued by the Executioner, so be careful.”
The person in charge was speaking with a calm and weak attitude, but it was a bloody warning.
Indeed, should it be said that it is a safe that contains only high-end items?
After receiving the dreadful warning, I was excited again.
Well, how many awesome items are there?
It was like entering a treasure trove from the old Arabian Nights.
“Well then, I’ll open it.”
The person in charge turned around and verified his identity on the touchpad next to the safe.
After that, I unlocked the passwords of the manual safes one by one.
Lastly, whether the person in charge was also an awakening person, when the magic was poured, the door of the safe itself shone brilliantly.
Soon, with a creaking sound, the lock on the safe was unlocked and the door opened.