– Volume 3 Episode 3
Jeong Dae-sik hummed and left the monster treatment center.
And I always found a bean sprouts haejangguk restaurant that costs 6,000 won per bowl.
‘Kya~ It’s because it’s a rewarding meal to work and eat, it’s delicious!’
Jeong Dae-sik had a luxury that had never been seen before, because the taste of the soup was amazing.
“Here, just a bottle of soju, please!”
There will be no tea anyway, so I wanted to have a nice drink in commemoration of beating the cowardly ones.
During this time, money was scarce, so I never drank alcohol.
I don’t know if it’s a place where everyone gets along, but when I’m alone, I couldn’t find a reason to drink.
But today, I got excited and bought a bottle of soju, which costs a whopping 3,000 won.
While drinking soju with the rest of the broth as a snack, Dae-sik Jeong briefly thought about what to do next.
‘The power of A-class items was sufficiently confirmed. With this level of skill, you can choose and enter any raid. I’m looking for a raid that looks good… and I need to organize some things. We need to dispose of the unnecessary rainbow cow bone knuckles and also sell the weapons of the trash we picked up today. But do I have to go to the arms store again? That’s annoying.’
That time when Jeong Dae-sik was immersed in thought while emptying a bottle of soju.
A group of hunters entered the soup house.
He had just finished hunting and the atmosphere was quite exciting.
They took a seat near Jeong Dae-sik and raised their voices and talked about it as they were afraid to sit down.
“Hey, today’s hunting was fine.”
“Yeah, it was pretty cool. This is the only way we can change the equipment.”
But one of the dogs took off the glove from his hand and said:
“Ugh, it’s been a while since my knuckle cracked, so I was worried that it might break while hunting.”
“Let’s see. Didn’t you fix it right away? It’s about to lose its taste. Now it can’t be used even after repairing it?”
“Is that right? Should I buy a new one?”
“Still, knuckles aren’t that expensive.”
“Aeg, don’t say you don’t know! Knuckles are also weapons, and useful ones are quite expensive.”
As I listened to their stories, my ears perked up.
Jeong Dae-sik thought about it for a while, and then spoke to them.
“…Yes? What’s going on?”
Jeong Dae-sik showed the knuckle of the rainbow cow bone he had to the glasses he was wearing.
“If it’s okay, won’t you buy this? I’ll sell it to you at a low price.”
Glasses looked at it and said.
“Isn’t this a rainbow cow bone knuckle? It must be quite a valuable item. Are you going to sell it to me?”
“Ah, that’s because another knuckle was created, so it’s useless. Going to the arms store and reselling it is a hassle, and I’m hearing that I need a knuckle.
Glasses looked at the rainbow cow bone knuckle again.
Then, with a squint, I looked at the knuckle that Jeong Dae-shik was wearing.
Jeong Dae-sik caressed his knuckles with a subtle smile with the temperament of a natural merchant.
“Ah, this? This is an A-grade item. It’s made of adamant.”
“Wow, just in case! You mean adamant?”
To the admiring glasses, Jeong Dae-sik showed a gentleness.
“It’s a hard-to-find item, but I was lucky. Actually, I wouldn’t have sold rainbow cow bone knuckles if it wasn’t for Adamant knuckles. As you know, weapons made from rainbow cow bones perform well, aren’t they? It’s different from normal knuckles. Because it has a flash effect.”
“Ah! Flash effect! Yes, that’s right. They say that’s the case with weapons made from rainbow cow bones.”
“That’s what I’m saying because I’ve used it myself, but it’s really useful. Especially if your position is a tank… Just looking at it, you’re a tanker, right?”
“Yeah, it’s a tank.”
“If you’re a tank, you need this knuckle. It’s perfect for diverting monsters. It doesn’t break easily, and it has excellent resilience.”
“Hey… is it?”
“Actually, I also got that knuckle with difficulty. Originally, it was used by a senior I knew… that senior…”
Jeong Dae-sik unpacked a bundle of stories so that the other party could not come to his senses.
When I told a fictional saga while selling a senior who didn’t exist, the glasses looked completely lost in their soul.
Jeong Dae-sik licked his lips as he gave out a glass of precious alcohol, and in the end sold the knuckles at a higher price than what he bought.
“Ah, it feels good. Since I bought the knuckle, I’ll show you some of the other equipment. This is what my brother knows. It’s not as good as the knuckle, but it’s usable.
Jeong Dae-sik lured other hunters in the cold and sold all the equipment they had ripped off from the hunters.
It’s true that I gave it away at a low price, but it wasn’t something I got for free anyway!
Even if it was only a few hundred, it was ssultry. The amount of money he earned from doing so was close to ten million won.
Jeong Dae-sik, who dazzled them with his close-to-speech skills, quickly left the place before the hunters came to their senses.
“Then I hope you have fun hunting with good equipment, hahaha!”
Chapter 15. The Titan Raid Audition
“The shop upgrade is too expensive.”
Daesik Jeong was frustrated while thinking about upgrading the store due to the problem of subspace expansion.
In addition to the shops, it took a whopping 1 billion dollars to make entropy to Lv4.
Even if I added the 100 million won advance I received from the last Zodiac raid and the 900 million I earned from hunting, I had to pour out almost all of the money I had.
There was no problem with spending 1 billion won in cash because there was no money to spend right now.
However, due to Jeong Dae-sik’s constitution, if his bankbook was too empty, he felt uneasy.
Besides, if it wasn’t for subspace expansion and entropy performance improvement, the store upgrade wasn’t urgent.
Not long ago, by acquiring an A-grade item, his skills improved dramatically.
Thanks to that, I hadn’t felt the exhaustion of my abilities yet.
Most of all, I couldn’t decide which raid to go into.
Once you’re in the raid and positioned, you’ll be given directions on which abilities you need to improve.
It was a hasty move to use the money you currently have to upgrade the shop.
I don’t know if there’s a payoff from the Zodiac raid…
“Hey, why are these settlements so late?”
Daesik Jeong grumbled and turned on his laptop.
The settlement method Jeong Dae-shik chose was the second of the three methods, ‘share the profits from the dungeon’.
If you have the money, it would be okay to aim for a long-term profit in the direction of investing, but he also refused a scouting offer in the Zodiac Raid, and as such, the financial situation was not good enough.
It was not yet the time to think about long-term investment, so he chose an easy settlement method.
At that time, the settlement money will come in as soon as the by-products of monsters obtained from the dungeon raid and the evaluation of magic stones are finished and disposed of.
However, since it was the first attack of a newly created dungeon, it seemed that it took quite a while to get an emotion.
It’s been almost a month since I’ve been there, and there’s still no news.
While muttering, Dae-sik Jeong went into the page he had bookmarked with his laptop turned on.
There was a job posting page for a raid floating on it.
“It’s a titan raid……”
Jeong Dae-sik muttered to himself and stared at the page.
Attack on Titan was founded about three years ago, and it has not been a very famous place until now.
This is because they did not recruit such a famous person as anyone who would know the name of a Hunter.
Unlike regular raids, the Titan raid didn’t scout.
They posted job postings periodically every season.
And they recruited crews only through auditions.
In other words, the team was selected based on the balance of the entire raid based on skill rather than fame.
Because of that, it has grown steadily and has become one of the best small and medium-sized raids.
In particular, it was rumored to be a preferred raid by hunters, and unlike large-scale raids that regard the lives of their crew as a one-time use or small and medium-sized raids that only focus on raising income, it was because they prioritized the safety of their crews.
For this reason, as the number of job announcements repeated, the number of applicants increased.
This time, I saw if the competition was going to explode.
Just by looking through the bulletin boards of the Hunter community, I was able to understand that fact well.
Everyone asked about the recruitment guidelines for the Titan Raid, and when they disclosed their specifications, they asked if this would be enough.
However, as Titan’s judging criteria were quite strict, no one could come up with a plausible answer.
It wasn’t just that they were strong enough, but it was an atmosphere where I couldn’t change my mind.
As I looked through those articles one by one, I became more and more convinced of my heart.
‘yes. The more I look, the more I think this is the place I should go.’
The Titan raid met the requirements of the raid that Jeong Dae-sik was asking for.
A place where the scale is not very large, it is not a newly established place, the welfare of the members is good, and the contract period is 6 months to 1 year.
Titan was right there.
I also liked that the crew was selected only through auditions.
Not hiring celebrities means that they don’t care about their external image.
The reason for recruiting famous hunters from various industries was, of course, a power problem, but there was also a desire to become famous.
This is because this reputation is essential for small raids to become large raids.
There was a limit to the growth of one raid by itself.
There are ways to hit the jackpot in the dungeon or make a good investment by the engineering master, but it is not easy.
It is necessary to make a steady income while maintaining a steady number of operators, but there are many unexpected factors.
If a crew member is sacrificed while hunting, compensation must be made according to the contract terms, as well as the loss of equipment and equipment.
Depending on the type of dungeon to be attacked, the preparation cost is also insignificant, and there is no guarantee that the hunting will be completed successfully as much as the investment.
In fact, the reason that most of the small and medium-sized raiders close their doors without going beyond the critical point of 2-3 years is because of operating at a loss.
Even if the engineering leader who founded the raid was robbed of his personal funds and paid the initial cost, if he did not succeed in hunting successively, he would go bankrupt.
Even if it turned into a surplus, it was easy for problems between people to arise.