– Volume 4 Episode 15
Na Dong-il said with excitement, fluttering in place.
“People are so upset right now! Everyone must have been curious about your news? Whoa, no kidding! Look here!”
Na Dong-il showed the screen of his cell phone.
According to his words, people were talking at such a speed that it was hard to read.
Jeong Dae-shik glanced at it, and then became a little nauseous.
It is true that he is a triple list, but he wondered if that was enough to arouse interest to this extent.
When he showed a slightly bewildered look, Na Dong-il smiled and said.
“You are the rookie of the Hunter Popularity Ranking. You entered the top 100 in no time, and you entered the top 10 in an instant. After the recent news, you were pushed out of the top 10 again, but I assure you. After today is over, tomorrow will be Will the rankings be restored?”
Jeong Dae-sik raised his eyebrows and asked a question.
“Hunter popularity ranking?”
“Hey, don’t you know? Hunter’s popularity ranking.”
There was no way to know about popularity rankings in a country where they didn’t just check the rankings.
Dongil Na explained briefly.
“Literally, ranking goes up and down according to popularity. This is determined purely by people’s interest, regardless of ability. Choi Hee is of course 1st, and I’m also in 3rd place. Little has changed. Even the top 10 was similar, but it was a bit of a riot when you showed up.”
It’s a popular ranking, so there’s everything.
Jeong Dae-sik said a bit absurd.
“Hunter popularity ranking… Who makes those things?”
“It came about naturally! Don’t you know that hunters are more successful than celebrities these days? Popularity rankings are good.
“What do you think is good about being at the top of that ranking?”
“Of course it’s good. If you’re consistently exposed to the top ranks, you get a lot of support inquiries from here and there. You can earn money even if you sit still. Well, you’re in the Titan raid, so things are different. If you’re in a raid, you can only use the raid It is possible to receive sponsorship, but for an individual hunter, this ranking is very important.”
Na Dong-il immediately shrugged his shoulders.
“Above all, it feels good, because you’re famous.”
“If it’s just a ranking, it might feel good. It’s proof that your skills are that great.”
Na Dong-il laughed at Jeong Dae-sik’s words.
“Usually, skill ranking and popularity ranking are not irrelevant. You can tell just by looking at Choi Hee sweeping away the No. 1 ranking in Korea. Well, your case may be a little different.”
“What do you mean different?”
“Uh, you were a porter, weren’t you?”
“From a porter despised by hunters, you woke up as a hunter overnight and became a triple-list, so you are full of stars. Not only did you grow into a great talent in a short time, but you are the only one in the country or in the world to predict the possibility of an all-in-one. Because he’s a loser. I don’t know about other things, but in terms of popularity, it’s bound to be high.”
Jeong Dae-sik was surprised.
I’ve never been around talking about the fact that I’m going to be an all-in-one.
I’ve talked about triple list a few times, but it wasn’t openly.
Still, people are already guessing that they not only possess the three abilities, but that they may have all the other abilities as well.
“How the hell is that kind of story…?”
“The fact that you were originally a duelist and then became a tripleist became quite a topic on the internet. There was a lot of discussion about it in the hunter community. If you become a Hexarist, you are guessing that you can acquire all abilities and become an all-in-one, so people are very interested in you.”
I felt strange when I heard Dongil Na’s explanation.
Thinking that there are a lot of people who know about me in places I don’t know, it was both good and burdensome.
Whether he knew that fact or not, Na Dong-il continued talking.
“For the past few years, Choi Hee’s world has been around. No. 1 ranking, the best superstar, and the only SS-level hunter. Of course, it’s true that she’s great, but it’s time to get bored, right? People want new characters. People like you.”
Jeong Dae-sik shook his head reflexively.
“I’m not the kind of person I could be?”
The public may want a new star, but it was difficult for Jeong Dae-sik to think that he would become such a person.
It wasn’t because he was humble or because he lacked confidence.
Jeong Dae-sik was well aware that all he wanted was money.
Exposing the possibility of an all-in-one was just a story brought up for negotiations with Jang Han-na.
Entering the Titan raid, and trying to create their own raid based on the experience on Titan as a stepping stone, ultimately, was to become rich and eat well and live well.
However, it becomes difficult to do so when you receive public attention and love like Choi Hee.
To be famous requires high moral standards and social responsibility.
Looking at Choi Hee alone, of course, she was earning a huge amount of money.
But he was living a life where that money seemed wasted.
As the best hunter in Korea, he is busy with all sorts of responsibilities.
To be honest, I wondered if I had time to spend the money.
Don’t know if I can donate.
That was not what Jeong Dae-sik wanted at all.
Jeong Dae-sik was a snob, and he wanted to live like a snob.
Just then, the drone returned.
Ki Chul-min captured the drone, and the party set out again.
As he walked along the narrow gravel road between the mud, Dae-sik Jeong was immersed in thought.
‘Anyway, if you’re famous, you have support, so that’s a good thing. Kang Young-hoo has already agreed to invest in my raid, so I won’t be in trouble because I don’t have money to create a raid. Can I do my best without worrying about money?’
Since it costs a lot of money, I was worried about whether I would be able to raise funds to create a raid, but that part has been resolved.
I have no intention of becoming like Choi Hee, but I decided to take advantage of this fame for the time being, and Jeong Dae-sik moved on.
The expedition team that did the mapping one more time stopped walking when they saw the stop signal sent by the leader Sogangdu.
“The fog is getting thicker? There’s almost nothing in front of you.”
Kim Si-on looked around at So Gang-doo’s words.
“I see. My field of vision is getting narrower.”
“If you look at the map, the road crosses a fairly large puddle. You can call it a lake. It’s a one-way road, so if something jumps out of the lake, there’s no way to escape. The visibility is bad, so it’s better to take a detour.”
At So Kang-doo’s words, Kim Si-on nodded.
The crew turned their bodies, and Sogangdu murmured that he had to go back the way he had come.
“Sheesh, it’s stuffy because of the fog. It’s like you’re in the stomach of a monster.”
At the words So Gang-doo mumbled unintentionally, Jeong Dae-sik stood tall.
Ki Cheol-min, who almost ran into him, said, “What is it?” ‘ and muttered angrily, and Jeong Dae-sik raised his head up.
“In the stomach of the monster…”
Suddenly, the floor trembled.
The crew lost their balance and stumbled.
Then Kim Si-on made a sound that was close to screaming.
Daesik Jeong reflexively kicked his feet at the shouting words without even activating the command mode.
However, the gravel under his feet slipped away, and his legs sank into a puddle full of mud.
The wind felt the ground beneath my feet being swept backwards.
Jeong Dae-sik looked back reflexively.
And he realized why he couldn’t detect the monster.
before even stating that fact.
Jeong Dae-shik was swept away by the sudden rush of mud and strong currents.
He struggled desperately, struggling with his limbs.
The Talos armor was very light, but the armor is still armor.
Considering the fact that even a single piece of clothing becomes heavy when it gets wet, it was a dead life as it is.
Above all, Jeong Dae-sik did not know how to swim.
‘It’s a big deal! Uh, there’s a way to survive somehow…’
But it was strange.
At this point, my body should have been gradually sinking, but strangely, it was rising again.
Soon the surface of the water drew near and his head came out of the water.
Jeong Dae-sik vomited muddy water and panted.
‘yes! Floating body, it was there.’
I survived thanks to the skill I recently purchased.
Thanks to the skill to change the body weight freely, the body floated to the surface as if wearing a life jacket even when equipped with grass.
Floating body is a passive skill, so damn it, if it was an active skill, it would have been really bad.
Because you can’t memorize the starter word in the water.
Jeong Dae-sik found the waterfront by playing clumsily with his limbs.
As I barely climbed onto the gravel, I saw that the water was draining rapidly.
Jeong Dae-shik saw the fog swept away by the current and used his skill to confirm his guess.
Again, his guess was correct.
In an unspecified location, information about the monster Jung Dae-shik wanted to observe came to mind.
As for information, the observation level was low, so you could only know the type of monster and the level of vitality, but for now, that alone helped a lot in judging the situation.
‘There’s a reason the monsters couldn’t be detected even with the extension of attention! In this kind of situation, it’s no wonder you don’t feel it!’
At that moment, the sound of someone moaning was heard in the place where the water was receding.
Jeong Dae-sik found Ki Cheol-min scattered nearby and ran.
He gurgled, drenched in water, and spewed out water.
“Kolokkolok! What kind of thunderbolt is this. Was it an attack?”
Jeong Dae-sik smiled bitterly.
“If it was an attack, it must have been an attack.”
“What do you mean? It wasn’t a monster…? Well, if it were a monster, you wouldn’t have noticed it.”
“No, it’s a monster.”
“But there was a reason I didn’t notice. It’s because the place was just like monsters.”