– Volume 3 Episode 7
After a while, Ki Chul-min appeared in the hologram room.
The monster he was dealing with was a kobold.
It was a relatively weak monster, but the number of them was a whopping five.
They surrounded Ki Cheol-min and attacked by stabbing him with a spear, but Ki Cheol-min showed an unexpected performance.
Perhaps he was accustomed to fighting one-on-one, and he calmly killed them one by one while avoiding the encirclement of them with clever footwork.
It was a fight worth seeing, but unfortunately Ki Cheol-min was not able to attract the attention of the audience.
All the test takers turned their attention to Jeong Dae-sik, who destroyed the hologram room used by Group A.
Everyone glanced at him and glanced at him, or looked at him with envy for nothing, or glared at him with eyes full of sympathy.
‘Oh, that’s a burden.’
Among them, Ki Chul-min’s test was over.
His result was a narrow victory.
Although his craftsmanship was excellent, the large number of kobolds made it difficult for him to escape.
The damage percentage was high, so even if there was one more kobold, it would have been defeated.
That is why, even after the victory, Ki Chul-min’s expression was not bright.
When he came back, he said again with a bitter taste.
“It should have been an impressive performance, but it’s a pity.”
However, Jeong Dae-sik felt different.
His mock battles were impressive enough.
‘This guy, maybe he’ll stick…’
With a foreboding that Ki Cheol-min might pass, Jeong Dae-sik waited for the second test to end.
Soon after, all the second tests were over, and the announcement of the successful candidates began.
The faces of those who were defeated in the mock battle were generally dark.
Since he was killed by a monster, he was expected to have failed the test.
However, the results were unexpected.
Even after losing the mock battle, people who passed it began to come out one after another.
Surprisingly, there were people who were defeated even after winning, but when his turn passed, he went straight to the supervisor and protested.
“No, those guys lost and won the mock battles! But why am I dropping them? I said I won the mock battles! What’s wrong with this!”
The supervisor checked his exam number, but said in a cold tone.
“There’s nothing wrong with that.”
“Isn’t anything wrong? Then why the hell did you drop me?”
“I won the monster, but I took too much damage. If this had been a real battle rather than a mock battle, I wouldn’t have survived even after defeating the monster. That’s why there’s no point in catching a monster. Besides, the opponent was a Gnoll. You have to risk your life to catch it. It wasn’t even worth it.”
Despite the supervisor’s explanation, the Hunter was not discouraged.
he shouted out loud.
“If this had been a real battle, I would have had a colleague! I would have gotten a potion or a heal, so my life would not have been affected! Besides, this is a test, isn’t it?
“It would have been a more dangerous situation if I had a comrade. Others would have had to pour out their magic to save you. Even if we don’t discuss the value of monsters, it’s the same. If you’re at 7th level, it should be easy enough to play. 7th level However, if you have struggled this much with Gnoll, it means that the status measurement is not accurate or there is a problem with using the ability.”
“Either way or another, it doesn’t fit the kind of talent we’re looking for in the Titan Raid. Please train more and come back next time.”
At the supervisor’s words that cut like a knife, Hunter couldn’t protest any more.
If he did, he retreated with a dissatisfied expression on his face as he would be taken away immediately.
Jeong Dae-sik, who watched the scene, trembled nervously.
It didn’t matter if I won or lost the monster.
From the point of view of those who weigh the facts, Jeong Dae-sik’s behavior may have been unsatisfactory.
Contrary to what Ki Cheol-min said, it wasn’t strange if he fell because he couldn’t control his power and destroyed the hologram room.
“Exam No. 674, Daesik Jeong, you have passed.”
When he heard that he had joined, Jeong Dae-sik was overjoyed.
He clenched his fists and shouted for joy.
‘Hahaha! Glad you got it! Then yes. Where else can you find a talented person like me? Even if I look like this, I’m a tripleist!’
He groaned inwardly and enjoyed the afterglow of success.
Not long after that, Ki Chul-min’s name was also called.
Ki Chul-min was not overtly happy like Jeong Dae-sik.
He had a calm expression on his face, but he couldn’t hide the joy in his eyes.
Jeong Dae-sik patted his side and said.
When Ki Cheol-min saw Jeong Dae-sik, he smiled as if he couldn’t stand it any longer.
Seeing Ki Cheol-min like that, Dae-sik Jeong put the bar that came to his mind out of nowhere.
“Hopefully we can join the same raid.”
Ki Chul-min shrugged his shoulders instead of answering.
When I first met you, I thought you were like a thorn in my eyes.
It felt strange because I thought that if we did well, we could become a team.
Jeong Dae-sik waited for the announcement of successful applicants, thinking that maybe he had something to do with Ki Cheol-min.
There weren’t that many people who passed the second test, so the announcement was soon over.
Only 30 people took the 3rd test.
Considering that there were 1,500 test takers, it was a very small number.
The supervisor returned the unsuccessful candidates and notified the remaining successful candidates about the third test.
“The third test will be a real battle.”
There was a commotion among the 30 successful applicants at the word “practicum”.
After waiting for the brief murmur to subside, the supervisor spoke again.
“The successful candidates here will form a team of five and enter the actual dungeon to hunt. The 3rd test will be held in three days, and we will send you the data on the dungeon to be attacked by tomorrow by e-mail. The team will be randomly formed. , supplies and a support team will be provided by our raid on Titan. So, I’ll take questions.”
As soon as the supervisor finished speaking, someone raised his hand.
“Is the 3rd test a team battle?”
The supervisor answered immediately.
“Once you are formed as a team, you will be moving toward the same goal. It can be said that it is a team battle, but the final evaluation is done individually.”
“What is your goal?”
“I’ll tell you right before the third test.”
“Can I use my personal equipment and weapons?”
“Yes. You are free to use the items you own. However, we do not compensate for damage or loss. Other basic items will be provided by us.”
“As for the injuries?”
“You can withdraw. If you wish to withdraw due to a serious injury or any other reason, please let us know on the spot. Then we will receive support from our support team and get you out of the dungeon right away. Treatment for injuries that occur during testing A small amount of consolation money will also be paid in case of rain or any death that may occur.”
“If the target is revealed on the same day, is the judging criterion the same?”
“No. The judging criteria will be announced later. However, please keep in mind that we held this audition to select members of the Titan Raid.”
“Then the 3rd test is the last test?”
“After the third test, there will be a brief interview. That will be the last.”
After a brief question-and-answer session, the test takers dispersed three days later.
Jeong Dae-sik broke up with Ki Cheol-min and left the Titans.
And as I rode the subway back to the inn room, I was lost in thought.
‘The 3rd test is real. It will not be a test to see just simple abilities. Perhaps they are trying to find a person who is suitable for the Titan raid from various angles.’
I don’t know, but I wanted to have social skills like leadership.
I couldn’t say that I was very good at human relationships, so I was a little worried about that.
‘Oh, I don’t know. You’ll know when the day comes.’
Jeong Dae-sik stopped using unnecessary thoughts.
Instead, I decided to study what I could do to fully utilize my abilities by referring to the data that will be coming in tomorrow.
Chapter 16. Third Test
On the day of the 3rd test.
Jeong Dae-sik received the notice and headed to the dungeon where the test would be held.
S6D was chosen as the 3rd test site.
It was one of the earliest discovered dungeons among the many dungeons created in Seoul.
The monsters that appear mainly are mushroom-like mushrooms, and there are various types such as poison-spreading ones, self-destructing ones, colliding ones, and decomposing ones.
It cannot be said that it is a very difficult dungeon, so it was used a lot as a training place for 8-9 level hunters.
In a way, it can be said that it is the most comfortable place to take the 3rd test.
Perhaps that’s why the facial expressions of the test takers gathered at the entrance of the dungeon were loose.
If it had been a difficult dungeon, everyone would have seemed nervous, but since the opponent is Mushroom, it would be difficult to do so.
Even Ki Cheol-min looked relaxed.
“Hey, Jeong Dae-sik.”
Jeong Dae-sik found Ki Cheol-min pretending to know him and approached him.
Ki Cheol-min faced Jeong Dae-sik and pointed at the dungeon.
“The 2nd test was difficult, so I was wondering how difficult the 3rd test would be. It’s just an S6 dungeon. Is there anyone who goes to this old dungeon fortress?”
“If there are any injuries or deaths, the Titan Raid side has decided to take responsibility. Even if the dungeon is too difficult, it will be difficult. Above all, this is a test with a different goal. Wouldn’t the difficulty change depending on what it is?”
“He must be.”
Amidst speculation, the supervisor appeared at the appointed hour.
After checking the number of 30 test takers to make sure they arrived properly, the supervisor started the briefing in earnest.
“As previously announced, the 3rd test will take place here, the S6 Dungeon. It is a place where mushroom monsters appear. It is divided into four floors, and there are approximately three or four areas on each floor. The method of attack is the last floor. You get Yellow Stones by killing the Giant Mushrooms in .”