< Suwon, Black Dragon Hunt - 1 >
Lee Hyun-wook’s sudden press conference, of course, caused a huge stir.
– [Breaking News] Do you know the key method of attacking Steelein and Dragon? The truth is… …
First of all, unparalleled attention was focused on what his ‘clear attack method’ was.
It was not considered empty. His performance so far was the basis for that.
However, Edward Woods’
– Slayer’s spokesperson said, “Steelane’s claim is not reliable at all” and refuses to cooperate
– A more certain way to attack than Dragon Slayer? Is it really justified?
All kinds of media talked about him all day, and it became a bigger and bigger issue.
– Severe competition for command of dragon attack operation, Steel Lane VS Dragon Slayer, who wins?
As a result, the rivalry between the two sides intensified, and sparks started flying all over the place even before the dragon appeared.
Some people are starting to take a more serious interest in this interesting fight… … .
‘As expected, gamblers are gathering after smelling it.’
Various betting platforms around the world started putting this issue on the main page.
The competition between famous players was more exciting than anything else.
That’s how ‘Steel Lane’ and ‘Dragon Slayer’ are having a media battle over dragons… … .
It was clear that the condition had to be a huge plate, enough to attract money from all over the world.
‘this… … Maybe make some money?’
Lee Hyun-wook also had Park Chul-soo to roll a small amount as a bet.
At this rate, I didn’t know that such a noisy situation would bring unexpected benefits.
However, as if Lee Hyun-wook was not the only one who had such a thought, the board began to grow bigger and bigger.
“… … I still vividly remember that day.”
The Dragon Slayer, Edward Woods, was sitting in the study of the hotel suite. He looked into the air with an expression of excellence somewhere, and four cameras were working around him.
“Three years ago, a huge monster that spewed fire appeared in London…”
“—Dragon, it was the first appearance of an unprecedented being.”
“Yeah, that was a catastrophe like nothing else.”
He exchanged lines with the man sitting in front of him, who seemed to be a PD, as if he had completed his union.
“This time, you are facing a dragon for the second time. It’s a bad relationship.”
“No, I think it’s fate, not bad luck. That’s the way I’m going.”
This was before the dragon attack was being filmed for a promotional broadcast.
After a while, when the shooting was over, the PD smiled and handed the business cards to the guild members.
“Then, I’ll come to film the preparation process of the Slave Guild from tomorrow!”
From those words, I could tell that it wasn’t just a promotional shoot.
The whole big event was going to be made into a reality program.
“Slayers, I will cheer for you!”
“Smash it, like steel!”
Shortly after the cameramen left the hotel room, Amanda Anderson approached with a worried expression.
“Boss, are you okay with this? A live broadcast… Wouldn’t our team’s strength be exposed?”
Edward Woods smiled at this. His smile was full of joy.
“That’s it, I’ve talked to the platform representative well so that we can cut it off properly at the key moment.”
“Ah, but… to be honest, it’s rare to see battle scenes being broadcast live, so I’m honestly worried.”
The battle scenes with monsters are usually brutal, so I couldn’t get on the national TV radio. Although some internet platforms were licensed and serviced, major guilds were reluctant to ride the broadcast itself.
This is because the risk of power exposure is greater than the publicity effect that can be obtained through broadcasting.
In other words, Edward Woods bets a lot on this game enough to take such a risk.
“Steelane’s unexplained provocation… I’m honestly worried on the one hand, but it’s better.”
He took a cup of coffee with a relaxed expression and looked out the window at Laputa.
“Steelane, he’s done a great job so far…”
Saying so, he turned his head and looked around his teammates.
“If we were to pick today’s strongest player, there would be far more handsome people than him, but today’s most famous player… and the most controversial player is Stilane, right?”
There was something sharp in his eyes.
“If we can defeat him in this raid, our guild’s reputation will skyrocket…”
As a Master, I couldn’t help but seize this opportunity.
‘Catch the first adult dragon, defeat the giant named Steelein… … .’
A truly big event that will never come again was held for the Slayers.
In Laputa’s Order Tower, Lee Hyun-wook, Kim Se-hee, Park Jun-mo, and Lee Jeong-jun were sitting on the sofa in front of the big TV.
– … … The
“What? Live and documentary? You’re going to turn this situation into a TV show, what!”
Upon hearing the news, Se-hee Kim raised her voice and expressed her displeasure.
“Isn’t that a sign that you’re going to embarrass this boss and show off to the whole world?”
To be honest, Lee Hyun-wook understood to some extent that it was coming out like that from the other side.
In other words, for them, this dragon hunting would be a monumental event that will go down in the history of the guild.
It was a natural desire to use this case properly to raise the value of the guild’s name.
However, to use the situation in which our country is being trampled on by broadcasting is a little bit arrogant… … .
“Those children, you say what is solidarity with your mouth, but in the end, you’re going to take care of me, right?”
“I mean! I don’t know about documentaries that are being made for the record, but what battles are you talking about live?”
Lee Jeong-jun and Kim Se-hee poured out malicious comments towards the Slayers Guild, one word at a time.
But it was undeniable that this disaster was already being consumed as entertainment.
Perhaps the whole city will be blown away, and countless people will inevitably die,
Still, many will watch the process while eating popcorn or chicken in front of the TV.
‘Whether the viewers cry or feel joy… … Most of them are enjoying it instinctively.’
This phenomenon is not just a problem only today, it is nothing more than a natural human instinct.
Even in the era before the game started, what was your view of wars in distant countries?
There were never a few people who looked at who would win and how, with quite interesting eyes.
It’s a pretty inconvenient fact, but a disaster that you don’t feel is too easily replaced by entertainment.
“No, what did the regiment say a few days ago, and they’re hypocrites to even think about making a show, Absolutely!”
Anyway, if he really wanted to make a show over there, Hyunwook Lee was going to decorate the show properly.
“… … That show is going to be a huge hit.”
At Lee Hyun-wook’s words, everyone sitting in front of the TV turned their heads.
Everyone had a look on their face, wondering what that meant.
“And at the climax… we’ll be standing there.”
He got up from his seat and clapped his hands.
“Come on, let’s start preparing again step by step for the perfect surprise show.”
Then everyone got up from their seats and started their respective missions.
It was preparation to achieve the perfect strategy devised by Lee Hyun-wook.
‘Dragon Slayer’s pride seems to have been unintentionally smashed properly?’
Edward Woods, he is a good hero, but the pride of being a Dragon Slayer was too strong.
In the first place, his current identity was established the moment he captured the Red Dragon sub-form…
‘Just because I touch it, won’t it turn black as a villain?’
Hyunwook Lee was planning to take the entire Dragon Slayer show.
Seven more days have passed since then.
In the meantime, the
– The world’s attention focused on the introduction of ‘Dragon Weapon’ through the
Sooner or later, the public opinion changed to favor the Slayers rather than the Stiles.
In addition to this, the flow of betting sites also began to predict the dominance of the Slayers.
Simply put, it was a kind of water ride.
‘Okay, lean more towards that… … .’
For Lee Hyun-wook to bet on him, it was a good thing.
Around that time, Lee Hyun-wook also received an offer to broadcast the attack process.
A representative of an Internet broadcasting platform in Korea came and offered a contract with good conditions.
They have persuaded them that they could earn tens of billions of dollars if they were determined and promoted.
However, Lee Hyun-wook flatly refused.
‘What a dragon… … You shouldn’t create work that will make you tired even if you focus all your attention on it.’
Then, there was talk of blocking filming at the source because there was something on the Steelein side.
Perhaps the Internet broadcaster, who had been rejected, spread malicious rumors.
– Slayers VS Steelein, the world’s choice is increasingly towards the Slayers… …
Seeing such a news article, Lee Hyun-wook wanted to lean more steeply.
Two days later, the Slayers Alliance set up a forward base in the southern part of Suwon and began to garrison.
Lee Hyun-wook and his men were still waiting in Laputa, waiting for the right time.
‘There is no information about when the Dragon Gate will open exactly.’
According to Donald Harris’ foreknowledge, within 30 days of that time.
‘From that day on, today is the 21st day, so the gate will open soon.’
Even without such information, the Slayers moved in a timely manner like veteran players.
It was an intuition that we had reached a certain threshold by using the experience so far as big data.
– [Breaking News] Slayers Alliance is deploying all offensive troops to the southern part of Gyeonggi Province (1 step)
In line with that atmosphere, an emergency evacuation order was issued early in the entire Republic of Korea.
All residents of southern Gyeonggi-do, which were predicted to become a battlefield, had no choice but to flee to the southern part.
In addition, tens of thousands of AMT troops surrounded the southern area of Gyeonggi-do and installed a blocking line.
Slayers’ broadcast also illuminates the tragedy that will befall Korea rather than their publicity. A scene was broadcast of Edward Woods climbing up a building and looking down on the escape route of Koreans.
– … … It really can be a tragedy. We must end this disaster as soon as possible.
The anticipation that seemed like a big festival until a few days ago turned into intense tension overnight. To match the atmosphere, the sky was also gloomy, creating a dark light.
The city center in the southern part of Gyeonggi-do came to a cold stop.
However, only the broadcasting industry around the world was still hot.
And 36 hours later, at last, strange things began in the Suwon area.
– caution! The invasion of the ‘Angra Mainyu Corps’ within the area is about to begin!
A warning system message that pops up in front of all players in the area… … .
Everyone’s attention was focused on Suwon, and all players moved to Suwon.
As a harbinger of disaster, the Korean Peninsula was still covered with dark clouds.
– Well, again today, I think I’ll be talking about this topic all day.
– Yes. We don’t know when the dragon will appear, so we’re always on standby.
– Hahaha- That’s it. I can’t even sleep because of this these days.
The famous American player preview program “Kill the Monster” was also focusing on the incident.
Tyrone Thompson, who is now ranked 5th in the US player rankings, was out and commenting.
– Now, if you look behind you, the troops of the Slayers Alliance in Suwon are moving.
On the large screen behind their back, the map of Suwon and the layout of the Slayers Association came to mind.
– A total of 1,561 players, more than 80% of them are players of B grade or higher, which is a tremendous level of power. And most of them are scouting around Suwon, trying to find the gate first.
At that moment, the screen flipped over and a picture of Steeleane came to mind.
– However… … Where the hell is Steelein’s power, it hasn’t been seen for several days.
– Well, judging by the reason, I think he may have given up on the initial search in the first place. Apparently, the Slave Alliance side had a lot more troops, so the initial response was practically abandoned.
As such speculation came and went on a famous TV show, public opinion criticizing Steeleane intensified.
I couldn’t help but hate him for not making any gestures on this exciting show.
Should I say that passive movement in a boxing match is equivalent to booing?
On the other hand, the place that attracted the most viewers was by far the official broadcast of the Slayers Guild.
– [LIVE] Slayers Dragon Attack OFFICIAL (VIEW: 11,194,551)
This is because it was the only channel where you could see the dragon attack site most vividly.
Now, Edward Woods appeared directly on the screen, raising the viewership ratings.
He was standing on the roof of a building and looking over the city center of Suwon.
“I— DS, if you’re not busy, I’ll ask you a question.”
Offscreen, the DS—Dragon Slayer nodded at the PD’s question.
“The dragon that will appear this time is a black dragon, what kind of dragon is it?”
This was a question written in the script, and it was a directing that would emphasize the appearance of a dragon expert.
“Well, as is known, the type of dragon depends on its color. The London dragon I killed was ‘Red’ and had the power of fire.
And the Black Dragon is to be expected… … .”
He paused for a moment, then tried to explain, when he heard a shout from somewhere.
What’s open for now… … Of course, there was only the gate.
The camera turned and focused on the direction the voice was heard.
A man opened the roof door and ran in a hurry.
“Crab, the gates are huh— five, in one place, open at the same time!”
It’s 5 multiple gates… … Has there ever been anything other than waves in history?
Upon hearing the news, all the Slayers Guild felt tense and waited for the command.
“Boss, check this out.”
Then Edward Woods’ lieutenant brought the tablet PC.
The screen was linked to a camera from a Mana drone several kilometers away.
Soon, the broadcast screen was also switched to the drone camera’s point of view.
woo woo woo–
Somewhere in the southern city center of Suwon, five gates were open at intervals of about 500m.
Those five blazing purple flashes… … Something is pouring out of it.
It was a whopping twin-headed ogre that appeared first, and six of them.
Elephants the size of a building followed in a row, and black furry gnolls were burning on them.
After that, a red-skinned troll dressed in iron armor appeared in line.
This was just the opening, but it was a gorgeous whole that made you forget about the main dish, Dragon.
“… … Angra Mainyu’s corps, that’s it.”
Edward Woods took his eyes off the screen and lifted his head, and the camera shot him again.
It was a very urgent situation, but Edward Woods, who had a calm expression on his face, burst into cheers in the broadcast chat window.
The spear he was carrying on his back… … The dragon spear was slowly pulled down.
And turning around with a wretched expression, he looked all the way to the executives of the Slayers Alliance.
“Everyone, the time has come. From now on, the dragon attack operation begins—”
But he cut off his voice, and a woman’s sharp voice came in.
“—He arrived first!”
It couldn’t have been the worst NG.
NG that totally ruins this awesome scene… … .
But the noise didn’t stop there.
“S, Stilane, he, he’s on the scene!”
At that moment, a scene that could make you feel that the broadcast screen had stopped was created.
Edward Woods, alone on the screen, did not move, and no one spoke.
The heavy silence that is often spoken of, the suddenly suffocating atmosphere, and that kind of thing revolved all over the screen.
‘How can you do this so quickly… … .’
It was an overwhelmingly quick appearance, as if he already knew where the gate would appear.
As a result, their first strategy, to crush Stilane’s momentum by pushing it from the beginning, was in vain. There was a moment of heavy silence among the executives of the Slayers who knew that fact.
After a moment of silence, Edward Woods looked at the camera casually.
Now, the whole world was watching this situation. And it was a scene that will last a long time.
If he showed a sign of embarrassment here, he would become a ridicule of the world.
“It was not unexpected. This is the home ground of Steelein, Korea.”
He smiled leisurely. It was full of reflexes to respond to NG.
“Now! Don’t forget, the goal is to be a dragon.”
“Oh, so you didn’t rush it on purpose?”
The PD asked and he didn’t answer. I just smiled brightly again.
“Anyway, the dragon doesn’t come out during the first eruption. And no matter how much Steel Rain rains, it won’t be able to handle the first eruption that quickly. And rather…”
He turned his head to look at the city center of Suwon and wrinkled his eyebrows slightly.
“… … I’m worried that I might get angry if I act too hastily. We must move quickly.”
It was a nuance as if he was rather worried about his competitor, Steeleane.
But then, another scene was directed.
“I… Boss, I got a message from the mana messenger.”
Edward Woods’ lieutenant walked over, holding a mana messenger.
“Yes? Who are you talking to?”
“I, that, that…”
Not a single word was mentioned, but everyone, everyone who watched this broadcast knew.
Steelein, it was he who had contacted the Dragon Slayer.
I didn’t know what the hell this meant, but because it was airing, I couldn’t help but receive it.
And the picture was very strange to talk quietly alone without being exposed to the broadcast.
– Chic— This is Lee Hyun-wook.
Thus, his voice resounded in the Slayers’ broadcast.
– I will warn you in advance just in case.
– Please stay away from the gates for a while.
“Yes? What do you mean?”
– I’m telling you so you can’t get caught up in my attacks.
“Um… We know the firepower of Steelein well, but I don’t know if it will work this time as well.”
Steel Rain, that’s great, but not enough to kill a twin-headed ogre or a gray troll.
However, it was not possible to detonate a lot of landmines like in Ganghwa Island before.
“Perhaps you’re trying to drop Mowglay from a low altitude, but honestly…”
– I warned you clearly. So, good luck.
Thus, the mana messenger communication ended.
unilateral notification… … It suddenly broke in, ruined the wonderful picture and disappeared.
Eventually, Edward Woods’ eyebrows twitched wildly twice.
“—Your northern mana detector caught something strange!”
Another NG started.
“It looks like a huge mana flight, flying above the clouds!”
Above the clouds, it turned out that the sky was completely covered with dark clouds.
“… … Yes? Could it be that the Black Dragon has already appeared?”
When one of the executives asked a question, Edward Woods shook his head.
“Isn’t that, isn’t it Lee Hyun-wook’s steel fleet? Ha— Was it this?”
However… … .
“… … No, not both. Much bigger is coming.”
At those words, everyone held their breath and looked up at the northern sky.
After a while… … .
It was none other than what appeared after breaking through thick dark clouds like a blackout curtain… … .
“No, that’s absurd…”
It was a floating city, Laputa.
The heavy object appeared over the city center, in the visible area, with dark clouds buried in it.
A steel fleet was standing tall around it, keeping pace.
It was like seeing an aircraft carrier, the frigates surrounding it, and an aircraft carrier squadron.
At that moment, people all over the world realized.
The famous Laputa is always floating in the sky.
That is, above all else, it is an existence that can fly freely.
I haven’t moved even once so far, so I just didn’t realize it… … .
The first long-distance flight of a transcendental object, its purpose is… … .
Aji Dahaka, it was a black dragon hunt.