The place where the party, walking along the deserted road, stopped in front of the gate guarded by two dwarves.
“Everyone is here. Wait a minute.”
After stopping the party, Jung often took a step closer to catch a glimpse of the dwarf guards.
“Is nothing special?”
“What’s the big deal? Anyway, it’s dangerous… … .”
Jung interrupted the words quickly and said.
“They said they wanted to see the town.”
If it’s a village, shouldn’t it be a little higher? This is a restricted area.
If you get any closer than this, it’s dangerous because of the unknown ‘it’.
“Please pave the way.”
“But here… … .”
“Uh huh, you know everything. Buy me a drink.”
“Ugh, I don’t know what’s going on, but be careful.”
Jung returned and led Suho and his party.
“Come on in.”
“What did you say is dangerous?”
Jung glanced at Kakun.
The big-eared elf has bright ears.
“I’m just trying to convince you that it’s difficult to bring in outsiders because the atmosphere in the village is chaotic right now.”
“Ugh. Why do you even do that… … .”
It is clear that Jung has a bad feeling for Suho. But the reason why foreigners are forced to bring them into the village… … .
“What are you looking for? The owner invites you.”
“Hahaha, right. Let’s go in.”
Jung was excited and led Suho, followed by the party.
The door closed and darkness came.
“There are no lights on here.”
There was no torch attached to the cave wall at regular intervals.
“Oh, don’t worry.”
A flame rose over Jung’s shoulder, illuminating the surroundings.
A flame ignited on Jung’s shoulder rose to his head and then moved around his body again, gradually taking shape and resembling a lizard.
“It looks like a fire spirit.”
“It’s called Salimanda. fufu. Come on, follow me.”
Is he a kind-hearted dwarf?
Even if something happened, he kindly gave directions.
But the kindness lasted no more than 10 minutes.
Suddenly, Salimanda disappeared and darkness fell all around.
The steps of the party following Salimanda, the only light source, stopped naturally.
I couldn’t see anything with my eyes that had not yet adapted, but I could only hear the sound of someone running.
Only Suho saw Jung fading away.
“Ah! Aren’t you supposed to catch it?”
“It’s been suspicious since before, so just by looking at it, we’ve fallen into a trap.”
“Is it a trap?”
Suho looked around.
It was a dark cave with no light, so nothing came into view.
Jang Soon-pil, who usually carries homeless goods, took out a torch and flint from his pocket and skillfully lit it.
“Wow, it popped.”
Seeing Dong-soo in disbelief, Suho asked, wondering.
“Why are you so grumpy, you just have to go back the way you came.”
“No, brother, do you remember all those roads? We are now in the middle of a maze.”
When you think about it, it’s quite natural.
The Dwarf didn’t even look like he was succumbing to the guardian’s intimidation, but it was suspicious enough that he volunteered to guide the way.
I just wasn’t worried because Suho was with me.
“Why are you coming back? I was going in front of him.”
Suho was thinking of buying a torch at the achievement shop, but gave up.
A fire lizard was running wildly from the other side of the cave.
It was very funny to rub my head at Suho’s feet.
“He must be stressed.”
Considering the reaction of the High Templars, it was too obvious what the Dwarfs who had lost their spirits would turn out.
When I sign a contract with Salimander, I feel a connection between him and the ceremonial string.
It feels a little different from the beasts.
it’s already three
As with Jung, Salimander climbed up Suho’s body and rested on his shoulder.
It was a spirit made of fire, but none of it was hot.
When Suho didn’t turn and walked forward, Dong-soo was startled and asked.
People don’t go there by nature and are afraid of things they can’t see.
No, not humans, but the instinct of all animals.
“You have to catch the escaped guide.”
Suho’s words made sense.
It is easy to get lost as the caves are connected in all directions like a maze.
“How will you find it?”
“Let’s ask some new friends.”
Sylph appeared in front of the guardian, flapping his small wings, and a gnome that sprouted from the cave wall shook the dirt and greeted him.
“Can you find a dwarf?”
Ironically, the first person to respond to Suho’s request was Salimanda, the fire spirit.
As the party slowly followed Salimanda, they saw a dwarf with a bewildered face standing on one side of the cave.
“Salimanda! How could you forsake me!”
“Uh-huh, come back. I will live.”
It is a great honor for a dwarf craftsman to deal with the spirit of fire.
Jung, who was very proud of being with Salimanda, begged as he saw the guy who mercilessly canceled the contract and left.
He was so engrossed that he didn’t seem to mind even when Suho and his party came near.
“Uh-huh, I’m alive.”
Suho looked at him and shook his head.
They said that the Dwarves were more warlike than the Elves, but somehow the High Templars seem to have done more.
“Ugh, come back to me and save me!”
“I am stunned.”
As Suho beckoned, Salimanda quickly climbed onto Suho’s legs and settled on his shoulder.
At that sight, sparks flew out of Dwarf Jung’s eyes.
“Oh, what happened!”
Now it seems that Salimanda not only left her but made a new contract with that man.
“How could you leave me!”
The lizard without a mouth was speechless, and the eyes of resentment turned to the guardian.
“With what kind of wretchedness you stole my hair and even the spirits!”
Suho smiled at his rebellion.
“Turn it off.”
He grabbed the dwarf’s collar, which he had suppressed with two fists, and raised it.
“Ask me two things.”
Suho’s eyes met right in front of him, and it wasn’t a joke.
‘I am not an ordinary human being.’
When I asked what I believed in and how strong my courage was, my skills were the secret.
It’s always hard to make eye contact.
Jung lowered his eyes.
Was it that ferocious dragon’s eyes? I was trembling with a sense of humiliation, a sense of defeat, and a feeling of helplessness that I had never experienced before.
“Turn it off… … .”
“Did you pass the village?”
“Where are you?”
“It’s an underground mine.”
“Why did you bring me here?”
“… … Two questions over.”
The Dwarf, who had gathered up his courage, showed his last pride, but what returned was the fist of the guardian.
“Turn it off. Cool, whoops!”
Dwarf Jung, who had been evacuating for a while, confessed the truth.
“The mine was closed because of ‘it’ that appeared a few days ago.”
“that? What is it?”
“Mom, I don’t know. How quickly it disappears, no one has really seen it.”
Suho stroked his chin.
It seems that something similar to a monster appeared in the mine, but the Dwarves didn’t seem to understand the reality of it yet.
“Why did you bring me here?”
“Ugh, I was going to throw it at you.”
“Wow, you are such a bad guy.”
“You are like a devil.”
Seeing the dwarf slowly reviving his spirit again, Suho laughed.
It’s a fun breed.
Suho released the Dwarf by the collar and looked around the party.
“Now, what are you going to do?”
The first to answer Suho’s question was Elf Knight Commander Kakun.
“You have to get out of here right now.”
“I’m the one who gets a lot of views wherever I go.”
“boss. Go to the Dwarf Village as you originally planned.”
“Anything will be done according to the will of the lord.”
Suho nodded his head.
“Good. I’m curious, so I go after the mine’s guests.”
Suho guessed it was a monster.
Because it does not exist on the planet Aruka, if it is the first entity you see, it is definitely a monster.
‘Experience is coming in.’
I wanted to know what would happen if I hunted on the planet Aruka.
“Come on, let’s go catch it or him.”
“According to the will of the lord.”
“This is dangerous. Aren’t the dwarven warriors helpless?”
He said looking back at the negative Kakun.
“You can go back.”
Even if you’re not a subordinate, you can’t force them to join the hunt.
“Then we go.”
Suho grabbed the back neck of the dwarf Jung, who was trying to sneak out, and went down to the depths of the cave, and the elf Kakun, who had been standing there for a while, became crying.
It’s impossible to go back because you don’t know the way, and if you lose that light that goes away right away, you’ll be lost in the dark.
“Gee, please wait.”
Hurrying to catch up with the party, Kakun prayed and prayed that the human party had as great power as their recklessness.
to his god.
*Dungeon Size – Level 8 (8300)
Remaining Count – 10 (83000)
Break – 18. 23: 20: 41
Appearance of the first 8-star dungeon.
Only 10 dungeon rounds were a positive factor in dungeon annihilation, but the break time of only 20 days was just tight.
Two days passed without any entry into the advance team.
The government emergency meeting room was like a portrait house.
To treat a dungeon that occurred in Gangneung Field, which is relatively far from Seoul, the storm after the break is scary.
The problem is that when the 7-star dungeon explodes and the monarch comes out, all the monsters around him become his subordinates and form an army.
However, this is at a level that can be checked and subjugated with the power of the Ministry of National Defense.
The problem is 8 stars, which I’ve never experienced before.
And a prediction similar to the prophecy of Lee Seong-woo, a regressor who does not know where he may be buried.
The huge monarchs spread out over the sea will appear even on land.
The real problem.
To the extent that I wish Lee Seong-woo’s words were a lie.
The risk is too great to check whether the statement is true.
The best thing to do is to deal with that dungeon before it explodes.
And if it’s the right person to enter the 8-star dungeon’s advance squad, there’s no other way.
Everyone in the conference room remembered one person.
And only invited.
“Vice President Kim Mi-so has arrived.”
In other words, Vice President Kim Mi-so, who has a more sassy nose than the President of the United States, appeared in the conference room at the request of the Blue House.
After the ceremonial greeting, one of the ministers with an urgent personality asked.
“Right now, the Republic of Korea is in a crisis of windmills, what is President Park Soo-ho doing?”
“As you all know, you are absent.”
“Aren’t you supposed to come back and deal with that dungeon right now?”
“Gangneung Field is outside our guild’s domain.”
“No, now is not the time to ask such questions, is it?”
Kim Mi-so looked at the spectacle.
“What do you want to say?”
“Hmm, I was excited.”
said the minister, who cleared his voice.
“Great power must be used for great things. Korea is in crisis, shouldn’t CEO Park Soo-ho come forward and stop this problem?”
“Yes. The day the land mega monarch heads to Seoul is the end of the Republic of Korea.”
“… … .”
The minister, who accepted Kim Mi-so’s silence as a positive, raised his voice.
“When Seoul ends, will you be okay as Suho City?”
This crisis is our problem as well as yours.
Come on, come up with a solution
Kim Mi-so smiled.
Everyone in the conference room was nervous at that smile, waiting for the red lips of the smile to open.