– Volume 4 Episode 16
Ki Cheol-min had an absurd expression on his face, as if that was the sound of forgetting a ghost.
But Jeong Dae-shik saw it clearly.
“Didn’t you see what happened in the swamp earlier?”
“The only difference is that something came up from the bottom of the water…”
“Yeah, some of the monsters on the floor showed up and the water from the swamp came out and we were swept away.”
It looked like a huge mouth.
It looked more like a cave than a mouth.
It lurked at the bottom of the swamp, waiting for its prey to pass, and then soared up as the expedition team turned away.
“This dungeon is like the realm of one giant monster. If I had to classify it, it would be a super-large type. That’s why we didn’t encounter other monsters.”
Hearing Daesik Jeong’s explanation, Ki Chul-min’s face grew tired.
“What? Then this dungeon itself…”
“That’s right, it’s his realm, his nest, and his trap.”
“Is this all?”
Ki Chul-min looked around the endlessly wide dungeon with a puzzled expression.
“Then how big is it?”
“Well, maybe at least a few kilometers.”
“It’s a nonsensical monster.”
Ki Cheol-min got up from his seat and said with a worried expression.
“If what you say is true, observation is no longer possible. You can’t bring a monster investigation team into a place like this. You have to get out of here right now.”
Jeong Dae-sik and Ki Cheol-min searched the area to find other crew members.
Kim Si-on, Heo Mi-rae, and So Gang-doo were not far away, but Choi Choi and Na Dong-il could not see where they went.
Kim Si-on concentrated his consciousness and sought them several times, but to no avail.
It was the same even when Heo Mi-rae used her search ability.
About that time, an ominous feeling came to me.
“Is it possible that he was dragged into the stomach of a monster…?”
“You mean you got eaten?”
Heo Mi-rae wept and muttered at Sogang-doo’s careful guess.
Kim Si-on dismissed those words with a sharp expression.
“It’s still too early to say what the moors are. Even if they’ve been eaten, you can’t conclude that they’re dead! Rather, you have to hurry.
When I was listening to their conversation.
Jeong Dae-sik suddenly felt goosebumps.
He shouted reflexively.
“Come! Monsters are coming!”
The heads of the crew turned to him at once, and Jeong Dae-sik said.
“The number is huge… not just one or two!”
As soon as the words fell, an attack came from the air.
“It’s a soul bat!”
Dig and dig!
With the sound of hundreds of thousands of flapping wings, a swarm of black bats came.
They flew upside down in the air with horns as sharp as blades on their heads.
If you cut it there, it was like being cut by a dagger, so the battle started without going back and forth.
As soon as the command mode was activated, Mirae Heo sent her magic power to all directions like a shuriken.
The butterfly-shaped mass of black magic clinged to the swarm of bats, and then they fell to the floor like stones.
Ki Chul-min and So Gang-doo trampled on them and killed them, while batting flying bats with their swords and meteor pendulum like hitting a baseball.
Kim Si-on also took out a black scallop and ravaged the air.
The bats wrapped around it fell, and Jeong Dae-sik pounded his fists non-stop as if he was hitting the falling raindrops.
Puck puck peck!
The bats could not resist the fierce resistance and were scattered in all directions, but the fight did not end there.
Several kelpies were running across the swamp.
The kelpies who ran and spewed out a sharp stream of water.
Jeong Dae-sik slowed down their attacks with a delayed shot, and So Gang-doo took advantage of the gap and ran forward.
Good luck! Good luck!
With the sound of bones and muscles swelling, the small head leaped forward, and with the sprouting horns kicked up a kelpie and threw it into the air, and then immediately hit the other running horse with its forehead.
Then he knocked over the two dogs that were following them one after another with his arms.
Jeong Dae-sik killed the fallen kelpie with flame bullets and a powerful force in turn.
“Careful! Something else is coming!”
At first glance, it looked like a kelpie running away from pebbles and splashing water.
But something was riding on the kelpie’s back.
“It’s the Lizard Man!”
The arrows they shot flew in without warning.
Since the Lizardman’s arrow was poisoned, it was bound to cause blisters just by rubbing it.
However, under Kim Si-on’s prompt command, Mi-rae Heo responded quickly.
The arrow shot by the Lizardman flew back.
A kelpie was hit directly in the snow and collapsed.
At the same time, the Lizardman, who was riding on it, fell into the swamp.
Due to that wind, the ranks of the Lizardman units were disturbed.
So Gang-doo took the opportunity and ran into it.
He slammed his entire body into a kelpie.
The kelpie fell and hit the kelpie from behind, and two Lizardmen fell to the floor.
Sogangdu immediately blew a terrifying meteor pendulum to shatter one of the Lizardmen’s heads, and trampled the other with his feet, smashing his internal organs and smashing his spine.
Then, he rose from the swamp and rolled over the swamp to avoid the attack of the Lizardman wielding a sword.
‘Support Jeong Dae-sik, Sogang-doo!’
Jeong Dae-sik used his skills under the direction of Kim Si-on.
After empowering Sogangdu, he pulled out his automatic rifle and ran to the Lizardmen troops that were running on kelpies one after another.
Swiping magic bullets at them, Jeong Dae-sik tried the newly acquired skill.
His fists, clad in Adamant knuckles, flew at an invisible speed.
Jeong Dae-sik’s arms were bent in various directions like a whip, and five attacks exploded in just one second.
The kelpies who had been beaten in the neck collapsed, and one Lizardman unit, which was running with great force, was thrown into the water.
Standing in the rising water, Jeong Dae-sik smiled with a smile of conversion.
‘Is this worth using?’
If the powerful fist is a powerful blow and a blow like a critical hit, the invincible fist is a technique that can deal with multiple people at the same time.
The power may be lower than that of the powerful, but the attack range is wide and the number of attacks is high.
If reinforcement is added, the attack power will also be doubled…!
As his fists flashed and spewed fire, the heads of five Lizardmen exploded in an instant.
There was silence for a moment as the lost bodies splashed and plunged into the water.
“Is it over…?”
Jeong Dae-sik concentrated his consciousness as he skimmed the splatter on his face.
It certainly didn’t seem like other monsters were popping out any more.
However, an ominous feeling arose, and Jeong Dae-sik hurriedly turned back and snatched the small kelp that was churning out a kelpie.
Because the consciousness was interconnected due to the command mode, So Gang-doo understood Jeong Dae-sik’s concerns at once.
They quickly retreated out of the water, and all the men of the unit fled far away.
Then his gigantic mouth sprang up from the swamp again.
This time, he predicted the movement ahead of time, so he could clearly see the terrifying appearance.
A lump the size of a garden rose upwards, pushing the waters of the swamp at once.
Soon, the flesh splintered open and swallowed up all the corpses of kelpies, lizardmen, and bats that were floating on the swamp.
In an instant it sank again to the bottom of the water.
Seeing that all the corpses had disappeared, Heo Mi-rae let out a low moan.
This proved that Jeong Dae-sik was right.
Kim Si-on muttered while looking at the swamp that had returned to its original shape like a lie.
“I think Daesik Jeong is right. This dungeon is the nest of that extra-large monster, and the other monsters seem to only move when he’s not active.”
So Gang-doo muttered at Kim Si-on’s words.
“How do other monsters know if it’s moving or not?”
Ki Chul-min took out the most common guess and said.
“You just gulped two people before. So, you must have decided that it will be quiet for the time being. So this time, they thought it was their turn and ran out.”
Hearing that, Mirae Heo muttered with a pale face.
“Then… Are you saying that Choi and Na Dong-il were eaten by a giant monster in the end?”
“It looks like it’s highly likely.”
“Then why did the giant monster open its mouth again?”
“We fought monsters. It smelled like blood.”
There was silence at the end of the conversation between So Kang-doo and Ki Cheol-min.
They were at a crossroads of decision.
Kim Si-on let out a long sigh and said.
“To be honest, it is unreasonable to deal with super-sized monsters with this number of people right now. Even if the purpose is to rescue them. It is impossible to search them first, and the rescue operation itself in a situation where life or death cannot be confirmed. It’s a nonsensical story.”
It sounded like we were going to give up Choi Sun and Na Dong-il and leave, so the mood of the crew became very gloomy.
She looked at them and shut her mouth for a moment, then decided to continue speaking.
“But I don’t want to leave my comrades behind like I did at the Wyvern’s nest last time. That’s enough. I want to at least check whether they are alive or dead and where they are. That way, I can call a rescue team at the base.”
So Gang-doo clenched his fists, and Ki Cheol-min also showed signs of relief.
Heo Mi-rae was also happy, but Jeong Dae-sik did not show any reaction.
Among them, Kim Si-on continued to speak.
“However, this is not a decision as a commander, but as an individual decision. Therefore, you have the right to object to this. You may decide whether to stay here or not according to your own will. If you want to go back first, you can do so. Titan Raid Another option would be to report the situation here and call a rescue team.”