Chapter 179: Quest Activated!

That day, when the helicopter attacked the bone dragon, the army realized just how terrifying an enraged bone dragon could be.

Dduddudduddu!

At the sudden attack of the bone dragon, the attack helicopter fired its machine gun as a mode of defense, but the result was disastrous.

A high-level monster’s barrier and skin wasn’t something that could be broken through with these kinds of bullets, and the bone dragon was able to easily destroy the helicopter.

Without giving it even time to crash land, it had crushed the helicopter to smithereens.

“...!”

“...!”

This scene was broadcasted live to the officers of the army that had given the orders,

Bang!

Bang!

And two other helicopters that had been sent as back-up were also destroyed soon after. The secret card the government had given them--- the attack through the helicopters--- had just been nullified.

“T-That monster…”

Oh Se-Min murmured, in shock.

He thought that they could kill it. With the hellfire missile, he thought that they could take down the bone dragon. He thought that with this shot, they could show that the army wasn’t just useless.

But he was wrong.

The attacks through the hellfire missile and the machine gun were purely physical-based attacks, so it was like adding fuel to the fire.

Clack!!

The bone dragon that was now in its berserk state flew high up into the sky.

Where the bone dragon headed was towards a skyscraper--- the top of the Jamsil Sinkhole Tower. It was also the tallest building in South Korea.

Bang!

The bone dragon that landed on the very top of the Jamsil Sinkhole Tower…

-Kuoooo!

Roared, as if saying that this building was now in its possession. This was the moment that the capital of South Korea, Seoul, was conquered by the bone dragon.

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The officers of the army weren’t the only ones that watched this occur.

It was currently the era where each person owned a smartphone, and it wasn’t an overstatement to say that everywhere in the world, there were ears and eyes.

Now that smartphones allowed people to watch simple internet streams, there weren’t many things that could be kept as a secret.

This was the same as when monsters appeared in Seoul, and the fight between the Kang Chul-In - Lee Chae-rin duo and the bone dragon was being broadcasted through a streaming platform called ‘Serengeti TV’. From the very beginning, Kwak-Jung had put up 4 drones in order to broadcast this fight.

So basically, Oh Se-min’s plans to keep this a secret to the public had already been seen through.

-jmn1: What the hell…

-Lu<3: They actually shot that… when someone was fighting…

-erredsl: Damned bastards… Which country owns that helicopter? Is it us? Is it the U.S? Goddammit… Whoever did that, they really are god-damned fucking bastards.

-app1st1: I really don’t have anything to say__. Who gave those orders to shoot? Is that person even a human? 

-cnjw: Now who’s going to protect us… D:

-Dambokchi: Did they really have to shoot right now??? Fuck…

Even the netizens thought that Oh Se-min’s orders were stupid.

The Kang Chul-In - Lee Chae-rin duo had grasped the opportunity at that moment.

Even the netizens realized that Kang Chul-In’s final blow was going to do some significant damage to the bone dragon, but the hellfire missile that came out of nowhere ruined everything. 

Not only that, but...

“Mr. Chul-In!!!”

The following scene pissed the netizens off even more.

“Mr. Chul-In, are you alright? Please… open your eyes! Mr. Chul-In!!”

Overlord Lee Chae-rin that had now become a summoner grasped Kang Chul-In, who had lost consciousness.

“Mr. Chul-In… Please… Mr. Chul-In…”

After getting hit by the hellfire missile, Kang Chul-In didn’t wake up.

It was obvious.

Even though Kang Chul-In had high defense and magic resistance, he wouldn’t come out unscathed after getting hit by a Hellfire missile.

As proof of that, the unique-rank armor that Kang Chul-In was wearing was now in tatters, and some of Kang Chul-In’s skin that could be seen through the broken armor was covered in blood. No matter who saw it, they would realize that this was a severe injury. Maybe… it was an injury that could be fatal to Kang Chul-In.

“Mr. Chul-In… Don’t die…”

Sobbing, Lee Chae-rin tiredly held Kang Chul-In up. She was trying to move Kang Chul-In to a safe place.

It was truly a stroke of luck for them that the bone dragon decided to ignore them and attack the helicopters instead.

If not… Lee Chae-rin would have to fight against the bone dragon alone, and she definitely wouldn’t be able to protect herself and Kang Chul-In.

If that happened, the tragedy of two Overlords in Pangaea disappearing would become big news.

“Mr. Chul-In… Mr. Chul-In… I’ll save you… Mr. Chul-In…! Now is my turn to save Mr. Chul-In…”

Lee Chae-rin mustered the last bit of her strength and tried to save Kang Chul-In.

It was difficult for Lee Chae-rin, who was about 163cm to carry Kang Chul-In who was 183cm and was muscular. It seemed that she was dragging him with her, rather than holding him up.

This sight was broadcasted live through the 4 drones that Kwak-Jung had, and the reactions of the people watching were explosive.

-akrkadms: Ah… fuck… I really can’t watch this anymore…

-wlsWk: I’m crying right now…

-glaemfek: How could they strike a person that was fighting against a monster? Is this something a human can do?

-123ehakdclrh: Get better… Please…

-tlvek: Don’t die… Stand up… ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

And quickly, the emotions of the viewers turned into rage.

-tnlrhtlvek911: I really don’t have anything to say… much less help him, look at what they…

-tkadlfaks: Such a shitty world… I wonder if we’ll bomb our own troops if a war breaks out.

-vnr: Hahahaha… Who’s the bastard that gave these commands LOL! I really can’t believe someone came out with such a shitty idea, hahahahaha!

It made sense that the viewers became pissed, watching the ‘team-kill’ done by the korean army.

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After fainting, Kang Chul-In was moved to a safe place, and was moved to a hospital where the person in charge was a friend of Old man Kwon.

“Sob sob…”

Inside the ambulance carrying Kang Chul-In, Lee Chae-rin held tightly onto Kang Chul-In’s hand, and sobbed.

“Mr. Chul-In, don’t die… Please don’t die… Sob…”

“Who says I’m going to die?”

“Of course, Mr. Chul-In definitely…”

At that moment, Lee Chae-rin was startled.

“M-Mr. Chul-In?”

“Sh…”

Grunting in pain, Kang Chul-In put his left index finger to his mouth, signaling Lee Chae-rin to be quiet.

“My head hurts. So… please speak quietly.”

“A-Are you alright?”

“Of course.”

“Really?”

“It’s just a minor concussion, nothing major. If I drink some potions, I’ll be fine.”

Kang Chul-In spoke, as if nothing was wrong.

“What on earth…”

“What…”

The doctor and the medical staff riding on the ambulance together with them looked at Kang Chul-In as if they were looking at a monster. 

“H-How…?”

“Before that…”

Kang Chul-In stared at Lee Chae-rin’s hands that were gripping onto Kang Chul-In’s right hand. 

“Please… let go.”

“Sorry?”

“My right hand is a mess right now. I’m pretty sure that at least 5 places on it are broken, so if you hold it like that, it hurts. A lot.”

“S-Sorry!”

Startled, Lee Chae-rin quickly let go of Kang Chul-In’s hand.

Since Kang Chul-In had fought the bone dragon with his bare hands, his right hand was completely messed up. He had to hit the sturdy bones of the dragon with his bare hands, so it would be weirder if his hands were fine.

“I need a weapon.”

Kang Chul-In spoke, as if it was a shame.

“A weapon?”

“There’s a limit to fighting with my bare hands. It’s getting tiring. If I keep fighting with my fists, they might break again.”

“Should I buy you one?”

“An epic item?”

“W-Well…”

Lee Chae-rin turned speechless at Kang Chul-In’s response.

An epic item was something that one couldn’t just simply buy.

“It’s okay, so you don’t have to pay attention to me.”

“Huh?”

“I know some dungeons where I can get epic items, so I’ll just go there. Even though I can’t get a truly useful weapon at the moment… There might be something that I can use for the current situation.”

Kang Chul-In said, looking through his past memories.

He had conquered countless dungeons with Dorian before. It made sense that he could come up with at least one dungeon that gave a suitable weapon for this situation.

The weapon I need right now… is a light-element based sword.

Kang Chul-In had always used a sword as his weapon of choice, and they definitely needed a light-element based weapon to take the black bone dragon down.

Since I’m level 64 right now, a light-element sword that I can get from a level 70 dungeon…

Kang Chul-In thought of a few items, but there didn’t seem to be one that fit the current situation.

Even though he could think of some fire or dark based epic weapons, they wouldn’t be of much use in this situation.

“This might be bad…”

Kang Chul-In murmured, unable to think of anything.

“Huu…”

At that moment, Lee Chae-rin sighed.

“Why are you sighing?”

“It seems that Mr. Chul-In only has fighting in his mind, even after just waking up.”

“There’s no choice. Now that the bone dragon is in its berserk state, it will rampage around for at least 4-5 days. In that time, thousands will die.”

“Is there no way to beat it right now?”

“The only chance is if it somehow comes out of its berserk state, or if I have a light-element sword.”

“Is that so…?”

Lee Chae-rin shook her head, and continued to talk.

“Still...”

“...?”

“I’m glad… Mr. Chul-In didn’t die.”

“Well…”

Kang Chul-In’s words were interrupted by Lee Chae-rin hugging him. 

“Mr. Chul-In…”

Lee Chae-rin sobbed.

“I was worried… I thought Mr. Chul-In would die… Sob…”

“...is that so?”

“Sob…”

“Umm…”

Kang Chul-In was startled.

He didn’t know how to calm her down.

It seemed that due to his addiction to working, all of his ‘romance cells’ had dried up, and died.

“Well… it’s okay. I’m alive.”

Kang Chul-In said, somewhat foolishly.

“Hmph!”

Lee Chae-rin pouted.

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Kkiii!

The ambulance suddenly stopped.

“The road in front of us is blocked. I think something might be in the way…”

“Then turn the car around towards Bangbae-station. Even though that place will have bad traffic too… Wait a minute… Is that a monster blocking the way?!”

It seemed that the road had been blocked due to the appearance of a monster.

What a hellhole. I mean, it wouldn’t be Seoul otherwise.

Seoul was a city that was extremely densely populated, and there were also a bunch of cars. It would make sense that the traffic would become hellish if a monster appeared, since it was bad in the first place.

“Hello, there.”

At that moment, a lieutenant commander came by, and talked to the man driving the car.

“Ah, yes. Hello.”

“Is the person inside in grave danger?”

“Uh… Well…”

The man that was driving stared at Kang Chul-In, who was talking to Lee Chae-rin.

“He’s not in ‘grave’ danger, but he is a VVIP…”

“Ah…”

“He’s director Kang of the Galaxy Corporation. He got injured while fighting a monster…”

“Ah, is that so?”

Even though the lieutenant commander didn’t know what had happened, he knew that Kang Chul-In was the one that warned people of the monsters beforehand.

“Hmm…”

After thinking to himself, the man spoke again.

“If you need to go quickly, then I think I can let you pass.”

“Huh? Isn’t a monster blocking the road right now?”

“Oh, well… no.”

“Then?”

“Something similar to a monster gate popped up near Sadang-station… But nothing’s coming out from it, so… I think that it’ll be okay if you pass by quickly.”

“Hmm…”

The driver hesitated.

Even though Kang Chul-In looked fine right now, they needed to take him to the hospital to do a proper check-up. 

“Hey, you there.”

After listening to their conversation, Kang Chul-In interrupted.

“What color was that monster gate?”

“Sorry?”

“I asked what color the gate was.”

“It… was grey, I think.”

“Then it’s okay.”

“What do you mean…”

“No monsters will come out of a grey gate.”

Kang Chul-In spoke.

“Really?”

“If the gate is grey, that means that the dungeon inside is shaped like a maze. There won’t be monsters that come out. Maybe 1 or 2 at most, and the strong monsters are deep inside the maze, so there’s no need to worry.”

“Aha!”

Understanding Kang Chul-In’s explanation, the lieutenant commander nodded.

“Thank you, director Kang.”

Saying this, he saluted towards Kang Chul-In, and made way for the ambulance to pass by.

“Hmph, to choose a maze dungeon out of everything.”

Kang Chul-In laughed.

And while he was laughing, the ambulance passed by Sadang-station, where the dungeon was.

But at that moment---

-A hidden quest has occurred!

As the ambulance passed by the maze gate near Sadang-station, Kang Chul-In’s inventory opened up automatically, and a scroll floated up.

“...!”

Kang Chul-In’s face stiffened.

This scroll was one of the rewards he had gotten for getting 1st place in the lord meetings, the epic item called ‘The Trace of the Holy Light Sword’. 

That meant,

“Holy light sword? ...Mitra?”

That a quest, related to the legendary sword Mitra, had just occurred! 

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