– Volume 2 Episode 22
Jeong Dae-sik swallowed dry saliva and followed the person in charge to the inside.
Of course, there was no such thing as a mountain of gold and silver, or a dazzling ingot of gold.
Instead, it looked like a neat and quiet space like a museum.
Inside, there was a series of exhibition halls, where items were carefully stored one by one.
The person in charge followed it and said,
“It’s been a while since I’ve had a visitor here… I’d like to show you all of them, but it would take too much time. What would you like to see? Do you have a favorite weapon?”
Jeong Dae-sik shook his head quickly.
What kind of business do you have to ask for the most?
The first thing that comes to mind is, of course, armor.
True defense is attack, and if you have a good weapon, you don’t need any other armor, but the expensive thing was the armor.
Simply because the volume is larger than the weapon.
Since the amount of material itself is large, if it was made of a mysterious metal named Mithril or Adamantium, the price was astronomical.
Such items were not even displayed in ordinary shops.
Very rarely, it only appeared in the auction market for hunters, but I heard that it was difficult to see even them.
Its performance is incomparable to normal armor!
Jeong Dae-sik opened his mouth.
“Armor, show me the armor made of mysterious metal.”
The officer in charge laughed.
“Okay. Come this way.”
The person in charge activated the moving walk in one side of the endless exhibition hall.
Without a single noise, the moving walk slid and took Jeong Dae-sik to the front of the exhibition room lined with armor.
The person in charge guided us to the most inner corner among the dogs.
“There are not many items in armor, even here.”
Jeong Dae-sik blatantly demanded.
“Show me the most expensive one.”
The manager shrugged and took him to a separate exhibition room.
The dome-shaped interior was dark, but the light turned on automatically when you stepped inside.
At the same time, the lights illuminating the armor also turned on, and wonders flowed out.
No, it was more of a moan than a surprise.
Jeong Dae-sik opened his mouth wide when he saw the armor decorated in the air.
“Is that… Adamantium?”
The person in charge nodded.
“Yes. The whole thing is made of adamantium, and it is a reprocessing of an item originally found in a dungeon in the Pacific Ocean by a master.”
“Huh… How much does that cost?”
Jang Han-na, who was next to her, frowned when she saw Jeong Dae-sik asking for the amount.
However, Jeong Dae-sik waited for an answer without hesitation, and the person in charge hesitated for a moment.
“The exact appraised value is not listed. But if you set the price properly, hundreds of billions of dollars are generous…”
“Hundreds of billions!”
Jeong Dae-sik, who had shouted without realizing it, looked around at Jang Han-na.
Can I have that armor? was an unspoken question.
Then Hanna Jang said with a rather mean look.
“It’s unfortunate, but that’s not something that Jeong Dae-sik can choose.”
“What? I didn’t say that! Didn’t I say I can pick and have anything I want?”
“Can you see the sign at the entrance over there?”
A red light was lit at the entrance to the exhibition room they entered.
It was engraved SS.
“Dae-Sik Jeong can choose up to A-grade. If you want an S-grade or higher item, you must agree to other terms.”
“what is that?”
“If you agree to the fact that it will belong to the Republic of Korea for the rest of your life, you can choose items of S-grade or higher.”
Blinded by the weapon in front of him, Jeong Dae-sik almost said it in haste.
But he quickly stopped and shut his mouth.
This was definitely something to think about.
‘Wait a minute, let’s calm down.’
Jeong Dae-sik took a deep breath and shook his head.
‘Korea is famous as a country with excellent hunters, but items are not like that. Compared to overseas, there is a lack of famous names. Compared to Europe, it is far behind. So, what if a scout offer comes from a European country? There must be a safe similar to this. They might tell you to pick up items from there as a condition of scouting me. If so, you might be able to have an item that surpasses the ones here. But if you promise to belong to the country for the rest of your life right now, you can’t think about the future, right? What if better conditions come along?’
Jeong Dae-sik licked his lips and looked at the adamantium armor with a regretful expression.
The horse was armor, and it looked like a suit.
The adamantium armor composed of black armor was the clearing paper itself.
He was really coveted, but Jeong Dae-sik managed to appease the urge.
“…I’m sorry, but I think we should give it some thought.”
Hanna Jang nodded as if she knew that.
“Since you’ve already seen SS-grade items… I don’t know if A-grade items will stand out, but A-grade items are still great. It’s a level of performance that can surpass several grades at once.”
Jeong Dae-sik turned away from the Adamantium armor, leaving behind dripping regrets.
And with the guidance of the person in charge, I looked at the A-class armor.
Although not made of adamantium, there were many things that could not be compared with reinforced aluminum.
Full body armor, of course, helmets, shields, cloaks, etc.
Each of them rolled their eyes.
Jeong Dae-sik admired it, but the adamantium armor was still fluttering in his head.
As Jang Han-na said, because I saw the top-notch stuff first, I didn’t notice anything.
That’s why I didn’t know what to choose.
‘Mithril armor is fine, but the shape is a bit… too classic, so it looks like some kind of paladin or a prince riding a white horse. It doesn’t suit me. Realistically, a fade suit with a stealth function, or an Icarus cloak that can fly would be appropriate.’
Still, somehow, there was a feeling of regret, so Jeong Dae-shik looked at not only armor, but also weapons.
Various types of luxurious magic guns and swords, polearms, clubs, daggers, explosives, etc.
I looked all over the equipment.
Of course, it took a very long time.
They were no less than women shopping in department stores.
Since it was already midnight, Jang Han-na clearly showed signs of fatigue.
Later, I was annoyed like the husbands who were forced to shop.
“Now that you’ve seen everything worth seeing, you’ll decide soon.”
“It’s an opportunity to come again in my life, so it’s hard to make a hasty decision.”
Jeong Dae-sik said while fiddling with his chin.
“Can’t we come back and choose again next time?”
Hanna Jang frowned.
“That’s not possible. I can only give you one chance. If it was, Dae-Sik Jeong would not even be able to set foot here. Since Dae-Sik Jeong is the only person with the potential to become an all-in-one, we will provide you with benefits that have never been seen before. I don’t know if it’s a lifetime contract, so it’s unreasonable to come in again.”
“Uhmmm… But it’s so conflicting to pick just one. If I could have just one more, I wouldn’t worry so much.”
Jang Han-na snorted at Jeong Dae-sik’s words.
“You’re too greedy.”
“It’s not mine after all, isn’t it just a rental? No matter how much I like it, it’s not mine, well. Besides, this is my only chance… It’s natural to hesitate. I really don’t know what to choose.”
Jung Dae-sik continued to mumble under the excuse of not being able to make a choice.
He shook his head and moaned as if he was about to lie down.
In fact, it was a strategic move.
I can’t stand watching Jeong Dae-sik sulking around here forever.
If we hold out, there will be plenty of room for negotiations.
Eventually, more than eight hours after entering the safe, Hanna Jang became fed up.
“Okay! If that’s the case… Let’s discuss it again. But you can’t bring two AAA-class items with you. The range I think is possible is three A-class items. That’s it. More than that. Silver will never get approved, and in some ways it might be more advantageous to have three A-grade items than one AAA-grade item.
Daesik Jeong has infinite potential, but he’s still only level 6, right? At level 6, there are three A-level items, and the car is full. If you choose an item with an excessively high level, you will not be able to operate it properly.”
Hanna Jang sputtered saliva and vomited.
After thinking about it, it seemed that she was right.
Jeong Dae-sik decided to have three A-grade items, and Jang Han-na called again somewhere.
Perhaps she did not have the authority to take out the item.
He had been holding on to the phone for a long time to get approval from a higher-level person.
“Yes, I’m sorry. No… Yes, yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
Hanna Jang apologized to someone over the receiver for a long time.
Then I finally hung up the phone.
“Whoa… it’s approved. Let’s do it with three A-class items.”
Here’s what you can get right now.
I was afraid that if I did more, Han-na Jang would become upset and say that everything would be nothing, so Jeong Dae-sik said quickly.
“Then I’ll have one Magic Conversion Rifle, an armor set made of Talos, and Adamant Knuckles.”
Immediately, Hanna Jang rolled her eyes.
“Are you talking about the Talos armor set? That’s technically equivalent to six pieces of A-class armor! You’d better pick another one.”
“No, isn’t that a set of six pieces of armor? Technically, it’s armor? What’s the use if the armor has a separate breastplate and a separate shoulder guard?
“Then take the Talos armor and give up something else. Considering the Adamant Knuckles, it’s like having two A-class items.”
“Of course, knuckles should be tied together as a pair! Wouldn’t the story be different if this happened? In the first place, they didn’t say three A-grade items, but rather A-grade single items.”
“Aren’t you saying that having to choose three is of course a single item?”
Jeong Dae-sik and Jang Han-na wrestled for a long time.
Eventually, the person in charge intervened.
“I’m going to give you a magic conversion automatic rifle, a Talos armor set, and adamant knuckle, these three.”
“Never before has one person taken so many items at once!”
“As he said, it’s just a rental, right? It’s not something that will be given away forever, and it’s an item that will return to the safe someday.
Jang Han-na was zealous, but eventually surrendered.
“Ugh, I can’t help it. Daesik Jeong, do whatever you want.”
When Jeong Dae-sik smirked, Han-na Jang sharpened her teeth.
“But I need you to sign the contract right now. A-class items, as well as a set! The condition is to take three of them!”