Chapter 33. Proving One’s Ability

“W-what’s going on!?”

“Why did he suddenly dash forward?”

“Did he say Crocuta? What is that?”

The gathered adventurers were surprised by Kang Chul-In’s sudden movements.

“Be quiet!”

Lucia’s strength-filled voice shut the adventurers’ mouths up.

“Master, no, General has already stated that he would be showing us how to kill the level 20 Crocuta monster.”

However, that remark stirred up the group even more.

“Th, that’s nonsense! A level 20 monster?”

“By himself?”

“Hey, stop fooling around.”

“How do you kill at level 20 monster by yourself!?”

Disbelief quickly spread like an infectious disease.

“Hey, you pretty lady over there! Does that make sense? Even if he is the General, how is he planning on killing a level 20 monster? Not only that but by himself?”

A robust African American man yelled.

“That’s right! A couple of days ago, I tried fighting a level 15 monster and almost got myself killed. But a level 20 monster? Do you really expect us to believe that?”

Another adventurer came forward and spoke of his distrust towards Kang Chul-In.

“Is this some sort of deception?”

“Are you trying to scam us by placing a dead or already weakened monster in front of him to supposedly kill by himself?”

“That’s right, that’s also possible!”

Beginning with one person’s suspicions, distrust continued to grow.

It was an obvious reaction.

Even the current highest-leveled adventurer was only level 12. For these types of people, they were unable to fathom the thought of solo killing a level 20 monster and thus could do nothing more than to show disbelief.

Crack! They dare to disbelieve our General? These bastards aren’t even showing the slightest bit of trust!

A raging fire was burning within Lucia.

But, she did not lose her rationality because she knew.

The more the adventurers disbelieved and were suspicious, the more faith would be returned later.

Lucia firmly believed in Kang Chul-In.

Even if the monster were level 25, she believed that Kang Chul-In would easily be able to manage against it.

This feeling wasn’t just because she was his aide but because she could feel the calmness and confidence from Kang Chul-In that could only be felt from the strong.

“Everyone.”

Lucia laughed as if it was ridiculous and spoke to the adventurers.

“If you really don’t believe it, then all you have to do is see it with your own eyes. Since the General has dashed forward, he should have made contact with the Crocuta by now. Before you start thinking of useless suspicions, I want you to see with your own eyes exactly how amazing our General is!”

The adventurers responded back as such….

“Ha! Alright, let’s see how amazing your special General is!”

“Just tell him not to die!”

“That’s right, you said some great words! I’ll make sure to watch everything with these eyes of mine!”

….while Lucia responded back as such.

“Hmph. Alright, follow me, everyone.”

Riding her horse, Lucia headed towards the direction that Kang Chul-In had disappeared in. The adventurers followed behind her one by one as they spoke to themselves.

“She thinks we wouldn’t be able to keep up with her?”

“But, do you think he’ll really be able to kill it by himself?”

“Bullshit! If it’s the Crocuta, even I’ve seen it once before. It’s a brutal monster that can’t even be compared to the Gnoll!”

“I-is that so?”

“Ey, whatever! Let’s go and see for ourselves!”

“That’s right! I need to confirm it with my own eyes!”

It took 5 minutes for the group to reach Kang Chul-In’s location.

He was at the mouth of a running stream, in a confrontation with the Crocuta monster that had the head of a Hyena.

“Is everyone gathered?”

Kang Chul-In did not even look behind him as he spoke.

“I shall show you all as slowly as I can.”

His eyes were still focused on the Crocuta.

Grrrr!

Feeling that Kang Chul-In was looking down on it, the Crocuta bared its fangs as it growled.

“The Crocuta is no different from the Gnoll. It’s just a little bigger…..”

He was honestly looking down on the monster. Whether the Crocuta was growling or not, Kang Chul-In did not even blink as he continued to explain.

“You deal with the Crocuta the same way you would deal with a Gnoll. If you can go against the Gnoll, you can go against the Crocuta as well. Of course, you do have to have a stronger physical body, but the attacking method still stays the same.”

Kang Chul-In had the attitude of a teacher teaching his students.

T-this psycho!

Who the hell does he think he is!

The adventurers were surprised.

They were surprised by his boldness and again by his calmness.

How could he be so bold in front of a brutal level 20 monster? The adventurers were unable to understand it with their common sense.

It was at that moment.

The Crocuta that did not rush in rashly began to rush towards Kang Chul-In as if it was now angered.

“Ah!”

“D-d-danger!”

Seeing such a scene, several adventurers yelled out.

Within their heads, Kang Chul-In was already considered to be dead.

However……

Bang-!!!

“It is not difficult to stop a Crocuta’s frontal attack.”

The Crocuta’s attack was unable to get through Kang Chul-In’s sword.

“You can do it as much as you want if you’re at least level 10.”

Kang Chul-In spoke calmly as if it was nothing much.

The eyes of the adventurers were filled with disbelief.

A level 20 monster was blocked so easily. If that wasn’t enough, he was even talking? They were completely shocked.

“However….”

Kang Chul-In continued.

Roar!

With a roar, the Crocuta tried to rip Kang Chul-In apart.

With the head of a Hyena, the Crocuta’s species belonged to the canine family.

Its jaw strength was so immense that it was a dangerous attack for someone like Kang Chul-In. Well, only if it succeeded in actually biting him.

“This is a bit dangerous.”

With a swish, Kang Chul-In easily slid to the side and evaded the Crocuta’s attack.

“The main attacks for both the Gnoll and Crocuta are with their mouths. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that their jaw strengths are all they have. As for their strength…..I would say about 600kg? Should be around there. The moment you get bit……. there will be no more future for you.”

Kang Chul-In spoke as he hit the head of the Crocuta away with his wrist guard as it was constantly trying to bite him.

“I will emphasize this again. Just watch out for its bite. If you do that, whether it’s a Gnoll or a Crocuta, there will be no reason for you to die.”

Afterwards, Kang Chul-In spent another 30 minutes playing with the Crocuta as he continued to teach the group.

The adventurers were awe-struck.

Their predictions were completely shattered as Kang Chul-In proved with skills that he was on a different level than them.

With his expert and seasoned techniques, the adventurers would not dare to stand against him,

I should do it now.

Thinking that he had taught them enough, Kang Chul-In began to move to finish off the Crocuta.

“Their weakness……”

Kang Chul-In knee kicked the bloody Crocuta in the stomach and stood back into a stance.

“Is here.”

After lowering his stance, Kang Chul-In rushed in towards the right……

“Right below the ribs.”

And stabbed the Crocuta right into its weak point.

Stab!!

Together with the sound of ripping skin and flesh…..

Bang!

The Crocuta cried out in pain.

“And……”

Using the Vampiric Sword that was stabbed into the Crocuta’s lungs, Kang Chul-In fixed himself to grab the sword from the wound, and stepping in with his right foot, he twisted his body to his left and pulled the sword from the inside out – cutting the Crocuta’s stomach completely.

Spurt-!!!

With the massive amount of blood coming out, the Crocuta’s white and black innards began to drop to the floor.

“And that’s the finisher.”

As a finisher, the Vampiric Sword was stabbed through the inside of the monster’s jaw.

With a drop, the Crocuta fell. It was over with that.

Swish, Swish!

Having killed cleanly killed the Crocuta, Kang Chul-In waved around the sword a few times to shake off the monster’s blood.

Lucia quietly walked to Kang Chul-In’s side and cleaned the sword of blood and grease with an immaculate white cloth.

“It’s easy, and anyone can do it.”

While receiving Lucia’s care, Kang Chul-In spoke flatly as if it was nothing.

With those words, the adventurers’ faces became unsightly.

‘E-easy? That is?”

Psycho.

‘That son of a b*tch. Does he think it’s going to be easy for everyone just because it’s easy for him?’

If that’s considered easy, then what’s considered to be difficult?

Kang Chul-In’s words showed no mercy.

The adventurers were normal people who were living very normal lives in their own respective countries until just a few months ago.

For the adventurers who held weapons for the first time a few months ago, Kang Chul-In’s movements and skills were not considered to be easy.

Seeing the strange reactions from the adventurers, Kang Chul-In tilted his head.

Why are their expressions like that?

He could not understand the adventurers’ expressions.

“Lucia.”

So, he decided to secretly ask Lucia.

“Yes, General.”

“The reactions from the adventurers don’t seem that great. Why is that?”

“That is……I think it is difficult for someone from up high to see the world of those that are lowly.”

“You, General, have said that your actions were easy, but for them, it is definitely not so. If a crow tries to walk like a stork, it will break its legs.”

“Ah!”

Kang Chul-In was finally able to realize his mistake.

He tried his best to teach the group in the easiest way possible, but from the point of view of the adventurers, that wasn’t the case.

Well, I never was that great at teaching.

Kang Chul-In laughed at himself.

Even in the past, he had tried to guide his followers himself, but the results were terrible.

Different from his trouble-free personality, Kang Chul-In’s sword skills were very technical and were very difficult for normal people to grasp.

As much as his fighting style was instinctive and was a talent that he was born with, even if Kang Chul-In was to explain everything step-by-step, it would honestly be difficult to say that the adventurers would be able to follow his movements.

It would be a wonder if they were able to at least grasp the key points.

“General, please don’t be disappointed.”

Lucia tried to comfort Kang Chul-In.

“Please look at their expressions. Have they not become inspired by watching your skills? I think that is plenty, sir.”

That was true.

Although the adventurers showed confusion within their expressions, they did not deny his skills. Their suspicions suddenly seemed to have disappeared!

“Were you guys able to see everything?”

Lucia turned to the adventurers and haughtily stared at them.

“The General has the skills to be at the level of a General. I’d be very glad if you did not look down on him in public. Hmph!”

Although it was quite the bitter irony, the adventurers were unable to rebut Lucia’s words because of the things they had previously said.

I should be content with just showing them my skills.

Although he wasn’t able to catch two rabbits at once, Kang Chul-In should now be able to easily control the adventurers since he had shown them his skills.

He was planning on showing them more in the near future.

Dorian, if that bastard were here, it’d make things so much easier.

Kang Chul-In thought of Dorian.

It was safe to say that there were no suitable candidates to train the adventurers except Dorian.

Although Dorian was now a Lord that was at the same level as Kang Chul-In, he had a unique talent.

If Kang Chul-In was known for his techniques, then Dorian could be known as someone with a great understanding of basic standards.

Their styles were so different that, in the past, even if they were to look at the same thing, their opinions of it would be completely different.

It was true that Dorian’s lighter style of training was better for the adventurers. They say that it’s sometimes difficult to use something common in an emergency, but this was exactly that type of situation.

You better owe me for today……

As Kang Chul-In was cursing Dorian, it happened.

Clap, clap clap!

The sound of clapping could be heard from somewhere.

“Wow~ how shocking. I’ve really been struck with admiration.”

A Caucasian man walked out from within the thicket and began to walk towards Kang Chul-In with his thumbs up.

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