– Volume 4 Episode 18
Jeong Dae-sik hastily returned entropy.
And I tried to run the upgraded observation to level 2 in situ.
As he felt that a little magical power was being consumed, information about the monster he wanted to examine appeared in the air.
The monster’s name is Cyclopes.
It was a reptile-type monster of the super-large species, and a purple pattern with a crown was attached to it.
It probably means a boss mob that produces purple stones.
‘Indeed, the information has become more concrete than before!’
It didn’t seem like it would be easy to kill him because he was full of a huge amount of life force.
However, the health value, which usually changes from green to red, was displayed in a strange blue color.
‘What the hell do you mean?’
Jeong Dae-sik, who looked at it in wonder, came to an enlightenment.
‘ah! yes. Blue means activity is stopped! Maybe when I start moving again, the health value will be displayed in my own color. Let’s see, then, where is his weakness…’
Because the size of the Cyclopes was so huge, it was not easy to recognize the weak points.
At least it seemed certain that there was no heart in this area.
‘I think we have to move further.’
Jeong Dae-sik went back to the crew and said,
“The heart of the monster is not detected in this area. I think we need to go deep into the dungeon.”
“Probably so. You must move to the center of the dungeon to find the heart.”
Going into the center of the dungeon was like going to a more dangerous place.
However, the crew began to move silently following her hand gestures.
Hornbats were running wild in all directions.
The crew had been preparing their hearts with Jeong Dae-sik’s warning before the horde appeared, so even when the swarm of horn bats attacked, they responded calmly and fought.
Kim Si-on’s black scallop was split into nine strands as if alive and scratched the air, and the magical energy that Mirae Heo sent into the air neutralized the soul bats and dropped them to the ground.
The cry of Sogangdu, which has been transformed into three stages, vibrated the air.
The soul bats that caused confusion staggered and dispersed as if drunk, and Jung Dae-sik exploded them like water balloons with invincible power.
Take it! Puck puck! Cheeky!
I thought that the offensive of the swarm of Horn Bats torn with a strange sound would stop, and several larger bats flew in from the other side.
The momentum of those two-horned bats seemed unusual.
Jeong Dae-sik sprinted his feet before they came down to the ground.
“Ki Cheol-min, let’s borrow some back!”
He ran at an amazing speed using his swift skill, trampled on the back of Ki Cheol-min, who was in the midst of a fight, and jumped into the air.
It was a light movement, as if flying a kite.
While Mi-rae Heo burst into exclamation, forgetting the battle situation, Jeong Dae-sik turned over in the air.
And as they fell, they grabbed the wings of the large bats that were flying towards their ground-based companions.
Unable to bear the weight of Jeong Dae-sik, who suddenly became heavy, the wings of the bats were torn.
Jeong Dae-sik lightened his body again and rolled his feet in the air once more.
In that way, with his back to the floor and his chest toward the sky again, he grabbed the automatic rifle and fired a flaming bullet.
The flames that erupted ignited all the giant bats.
The bats, which had turned into charcoal soot in an instant, were ashes by the time they rolled on the ground.
Jeong Dae-shik, who threw the ashes down and sat down, shouted loudly.
As the crew fell on their faces, hugging their heads in fright, Dae-sik Jeong pressed the red button while holding Ganghwa to himself, injected magical power into the automatic rifle and fired it.
As if a red tongue was fluttering, flames shot out into the air, making a big burp.
There, bent or burnt bats screamed and scattered in all directions.
As the horn bats dispersed and disappeared, the crew sighed and got up.
Sogangdu, whose hair was slightly burnt, grumbled and said.
“I’m going to become bald like this. Do you know how funny it can be when you transform into a bald person?”
“I’d like to see it.”
The crew had the energy to joke, but they showed signs of exhaustion.
As they entered the depths of the dungeon, they encountered hornbats, kelpies, lizardmen, and drakes several times.
We tried to avoid fighting as much as possible, but there are situations where we have to fight unavoidably.
It was a swamp all around, so it was not appropriate to hide.
Fortunately, thanks to the battle taking place on land, the Cyclopes hidden in the swamp has been quiet until now.
Had he bled in the swamp like in the first fight, Cyclopes would have woken up again.
Kim Si-on approached Jeong Dae-sik and asked a question.
“Isn’t the heart still undetectable?”
Jeong Dae-sik nodded, and she said that then, let’s get out of the battlefield and rest for a while.
But the crew didn’t have much time.
According to Jeong Dae-shik’s observation, the vitality of Cyclopes, which had been quiet in blue, gradually took on a green light.
It will probably start hunting again when it’s completely green.
At that time, if they found out that they were approaching the heart, they would face active resistance.
‘Before that, we must find the heart.’
Jeong Dae-sik chose a dry seat with a worried expression and sat down.
And he took out emergency food to satisfy his hunger.
At that moment, Ki Chul-min came to the side and handed him water.
As he choked on it, he asked.
“Ah, did you step on my back?”
“Oh, I’m in a hurry. I’m sorry.”
“No, I don’t need to apologize. Because I didn’t feel anything. It was as light as a feather, right?”
Ki Chul-min’s expression when he said that was sharp.
“Your movements at that time were not that of ordinary people. It’s very different from the way you fought before. No, you didn’t move that way until you entered this dungeon.”
Jeong Dae-sik was hot.
He pretended not to know, took off the shichimi and drank only water.
He had acquired a floating body the other day, but he wasn’t used to it.
It was only today that he almost died while drowning, realizing the benefits of a floating body, and being able to apply it to battle.
Ki Chul-min continued to speak.
“I don’t know what you’re using, but you’re getting stronger at an amazing rate. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes.”
“I don’t learn fast.”
Ki Cheol-min laughed bitterly, asking if he was calling that an excuse.
“If it were you, it might really be an all-in-one.”
It wasn’t difficult to guess what Ki Cheol-min’s true intentions were, who muttered to himself.
Perhaps he thinks it’s unfair.
Rather than earnestly wishing to be strong, the fact that he simply wanted to earn money became stronger.
‘Maybe it was the same with Choi Hee.’
Choi Hee, who is still strong, but wants to become stronger than she is now, also seemed to be dissatisfied that Jeong Dae-sik had the possibility of being an all-in-one, not herself.
If he found out that his only goal was to become wealthy, he might be upset and angry.
‘I’m not getting stronger for free either. It means that you are getting stronger by paying a huge amount every time.’
Unless it’s Democritus’ secret, Jeong Dae-sik clicked inwardly.
No, it was meaningless to confide in the sage ability.
It was meaningful to be able to share that ability with others.
‘If only I could get money and share my abilities. It’s something I would welcome with my dual arms as well.’
After hearing Ki Chul-min’s envy, Jeong Dae-shik felt sorry for his ability to do things other than the high amount for the first time.
If you can sell your skills to other people for money, then a sister is good and a brother-in-law is good.
Jeong Dae-sik said with a saggy taste, saying, “I would never have to go through such hardships while walking around the hunting grounds myself.”
‘Anyway, the battle became easier thanks to the acquisition of new skills such as floating body, invincibility, stealth and disturbance. Should I say it’s colorful? I feel like I’m getting stronger.’
The fact that combat ability is rising in real time was something that not only Ki Cheol-min but also Jeong Dae-sik himself felt.
In the past, the pattern was simple enough to simply attack from a distance with an automatic rifle and attack from a close range using an Adamant knuckle and a powerful force.
But now, he was making surprise attacks by stealth, adding confusion with disturbance, simultaneously attacking with invincible power, and weaponizing his entire body by using steel and floating bodies appropriately.
Whenever a monster appeared, he almost fought alone, but the consumption of magical power was not that great.
Unlike when fighting ignorantly pouring out magical power with reinforcement, the efficiency improved by mixing various skills.
‘If this is the case, we can fight as much as we want.’
Jeong Dae-sik clenched and opened his fists in strange confidence.
And after a short break, with the walking crew, he used observation to examine the movement of Cyclopes.
‘Looking at the speed at which the color changes… about an hour. That is enough to awaken the Cyclopes.’
That’s why the monster’s attack was stopped with the last horn bat.
Before the gnome’s activity, the small dwarfs hold their breath in order not to be eaten.
‘Once the Cyclopes moves once, monsters will swarm. Even if you do not receive resistance from the Cyclopes, there is a high possibility that you will be in danger from monster attacks. Whether it’s killed or cooked, we have to see the match within an hour. Where the hell is the heart…?’
Jeong Dae-sik looked at Kim Si-on in a hurry and said,
“I can’t do it. Cyclopes will be active in about an hour or so. After that, monsters will attack in a row, resulting in an exhausting fight. Before that, I need to find the heart. ……”
Then Kim Si-on asked.
“Jeong Dae-sik, I don’t know how you find the heart of this Cyclopes, but even with my sensory-magnification ability, I can’t find a part that can be called a heart. We are already deep in the dungeon, and if we go further It can be difficult to come back.”
“Stop looking for a heart.”
The crew looked at Kim Si-on with surprised eyes, as if they were going to come all the way here and give up.
But she went on to say.
“It lures him to crawl with a heart.”
Seeing Dae-sik, who had attained enlightenment, Si-on Kim nodded.
“This monster is too large, fixed, and dangerous, so I was obsessed with the preconceived notion that I had to find the heart, the weak point, first. But in hunting, there is only one thing. You just have to catch it and kill it. If the Cyclopes is in front of you, you will be able to find the heart easily. Then, we will use all our strength to attack our weaknesses and kill them.”
Also, Ki Chul-min was cold in judgment.
Hearing Kim Si-on’s words, he cut it off.
“In a nutshell, isn’t it about fighting him head-on?”
Kim Si-on smiled boldly.