Chapter 109 – Party (1)
Located in the heart of Gangnam, it was truly the best guild in South Korea.
No one could disagree with this.
Kim Yong-woo’s eyes were teary. He had all sorts of worries while attacking the dungeon in Saudi Arabia, but they were now gone.
He had returned. These words were enough.
Yoo Eun-hye hugged me as soon as the plane descended. She had been quiet for the last few days, but that stopped the moment she stepped foot on South Korean soil.
I stayed still and looked around.
Everybody was looking at me with a curious expression. There were a number of reporters requesting an interview but I ignored them.
The atmosphere was quiet as they waited for me to speak.
“Guild Master, I will return for a talk.”
I could see the reporters preparing to write in advance. Therefore I only spoke quietly to Kim Yong-woo.
“I look forward to it.”
Kim Yong-woo gave a huge smile. He originally had to defend his position with a dignified attitude, but now life was good.
I didn’t mind.
Edward Windsor, who was quietly standing behind Yoo Eun-hye, said.
“This is the last time. I won’t forgive you if you make Noona cry one more time.”
“You’ve developed a lot of affection in the meantime.”
“Noona is my benefactor. I will give my life to her.”
I was the one who saved him, but didn’t Yoo Eun-hye nurse him back to health?
I started laughing.
“Am I not welcome?”
“It is better than nothing. As long as Eun-hye noona laughs…”
Edward gazed at Yoo Eun-hye admiringly. Edward’s beginning and end seemed to be Yoo Eun-hye.
‘He won’t be able to escape.’
In a nutshell, Edward was forced to follow me as long as Yoo Eun-hye did. Over time, his obsession with her would just deepen. One of the 10 mighty Heroes in the future had fallen. I didn’t need to worry about him becoming an unexpected obstacle. As long as the growth rate wasn’t bad, he would be able to face a higher level of creatures in the next three years.
“Please be prepared. There is a lot of work in the world these days. This is only the first dungeon destroyed.”
Kim Yong-woo said playfully.
Lee Ji-hye sighed.
“It will be hard to rest in the next few months.”
“We should take today as an opportunity for a break. I deliberately told the reporters to leave so that we could rest.”
The other raid members stretched out and exclaimed.
“Wahh! Home! Bed!”
“I want to eat my mother’s stew.”
A private bus to carry the people arrived.
Yoo Eun-hye was still stuck to me like gum as I boarded the bus. The jealousy in Edward’s eyes became much stronger…I didn’t bother stopping it. But I had to remove her by force after arriving at Gangnam.
“…Ah, I want to keep hugging you!”
Yoo Eun-hye tearfully protested.
“Bah, we’ll see. You aren’t going to disappear tomorrow?”
I had left them too frequently.
The bus stopped and Kim Yong-woo was waiting for me. Yoo Eun-hye wasn’t concerned despite everyone staring at her.
“That won’t happen for a while.”
“Are you sure?”
“Huheung, I don’t believe you. Promise with your finger.”
I walked out while ignoring her finger. Kim Yong-woo laughed as Yoo Eun-hye shouted louder.
“You really have to come tomorrow! Don’t disappear again without telling us! Or else I will burn your badge!”
The next day, there was a wall of humans outside the guild house.
Numerous reporters. It was to celebrate the return of a hero. And there was a crowd of Awakened who knew about my ‘resurrection.’
But I didn’t show my face to them. There were some personal details that I kept secret. I always wore a half skull mask outside, so Kim Yong-woo also paid a lot of attention to security.
However, I couldn’t just ignore them. There was an intense curiosity about how I managed to come back from the dungeon alive.
I had a private interview with a reporter that was revealed to the public.
The interview was taped and broadcasted by the stations, embroiling South Korea in a huge storm once again.
-Hello. Please introduce yourself.
“I am the captain of the raid group Devil Hunters that belongs to Heaven’s Will, Randalph Brigsiel.”
–It is a pleasure to meet Captain Randalph-nim. Then I’ll get straight to the point. Several months ago, the angels emerged and creatures gathered in South Korea. I heard that Randalph-nim received a large injury from the creatures and was dragged into the dungeon. Is that true?
“That’s right. I was dragged into the dungeon along with the angel.”
–It is amazing. Can you tell me what happened afterwards?
“I met the Dungeon Master.”
“I met the Dungeon Master.”
–Are you talking about the woman with long ears that appeared with the monster wave?
“That’s right. The Dungeon Master was very curious and healed me.”
–She directly healed you?
“It is true. She is strong but was bored waiting on the top floor. Therefore, she hoped that I would relieve some of that. I would have died if left untreated.”
–I remember. The words of the Dungeon Master spread throughout the country. At that time, Randalph-nim’s attack was a huge issue. Then the angel that came with you…?
“The Dungeon Master isn’t good. She came up with a devilish way to corrupt the angel. My body trembled as I saw the scene.”
-A fallen angel…hah. It is unbelievable. Did anything special happen?
“I was able to explore the dungeon.”
–Is that really possible? The Dungeon Master gave you permission?
“That’s right. But it was up to the 15th floor. The creatures became stronger and the terrain changed as I climbed higher. In some cases, I found ridiculously powerful treasures compared to those downstairs. The top floor is the 31st floor. The Dungeon Master seems to be very interested in the affairs of humans.”
-Wait a minute. Isn’t the Dungeon Master controlling the creatures?
“It is impossible to control them all. And they might be helpful to the further growth of the Awakened. Perhaps…a monster wave will occur in the near future.”
–Things are becoming more bleak. Did she mention what she wants from us humans?
“Increase our strength, and handle the other dungeons. The Dungeon Master hopes for the level of the Awakened to rise. Beyond that, I don’t know. But the Dungeon Master is very strict, she gave me one last warning. A chance like this won’t happen again.”
–I don’t know how far you can grow. Even now, the average citizens see the Awakened as Superman.
“Climb the dungeon. That road is faster than anything else. And…the Dungeon Core is a powerful weapon. Think of this as a chance.”
–Ah, I heard that Saudi Arabia’s dungeon also collapsed. Heaven’s Will and Randalph-nim contributed a lot to it. I’ve never heard of a Dungeon Core.
“It contains the magic power that maintains the dungeon. We searched for it the day after killing the owner, but there were no signs of the Dungeon Core.”
–Wait! So the Dungeon Master in Saudi Arabia was killed?
“That’s right. Of course, I wasn’t alone. It wouldn’t have been possible without the help of others. That’s why some of the Awakened died.”
–Yes, that is regrettable. In particular, none of the Awakened from China seem to have survived. They were surprised in the middle.
“It can’t be helped. Everyone gathered there was different.”
–Our deepest sympathies. But if it was possible to destroy Saudi Arabia’s dungeon then, here in South Korea…
“That is impossible. South Korea’s Dungeon Master is different. I don’t even dare think of wielding a sword against her. Every Dungeon Master has different traits.”
–It is still monumental. One of the 72 dungeons has been destroyed, so humanity finally has hope.
“If every Awakened grows quickly then it will be possible to protect the peace on earth. These are trials. Trials to make humans grow.”
–Thank you for the good words. And thank you for your time today.
This was the end of the interview.
It lasted approximately five minutes. But the duration didn’t matter. It contained a lot of information.
The captain of Devil Hunters was now the symbol of ‘resurrection.’ The dungeon floors, fallen angels, monster wave and existence of the Dungeon Core.
All of this was amazing.
The interview flowed all over the world. At the same time, the world’s giants started to move. Their eyes were headed towards South Korea.
* * *
A half Dungeon Core.
It was broken due to White, but the light showed that there was still some concentration of magic power. The fairy had gone back to its original nature.
I left the half Dungeon Core with the best blacksmiths. The dwarf blacksmith guild, ‘Blacksmith’ frequently made goods for humans.
‘This belonged to a duke, so only Unique or even Exceptional Unique grade items can be made from the Dungeon Core. Rather, it is better to use this politically.’
This was the result of several calculations.
In particular, the weapons would be used to strengthen Kim Yong-woo and Heaven’s Will. There was no one using Exceptional Unique (Ex U) weapons among the humans. It was likely that an astronomical sum would be spent for them. I turned my eyes to the outside.
“Ohh, I can’t go out. This is really frustrating.”
Yoo Eun-hye slumped down.
The reporters in the last few days were to blame. Therefore she was stuck in the guild house. Any member that went out there would be engulfed by the curious humans.
“Go away. It is too hot.”
“Ah, Captain-nim is good. I wouldn’t be able to walk through so many brutes. I will be honest.”
Yoo Eun-hye was strongly attached to my side. She was more aggressive after I returned back alive.
The person who would be called Lightning Queen in the future. There was also the bonus of making the indifferent Edward Windsor annoyed.
“That’s right, isn’t there a party today? Are you wearing a suit?”
There was a huge guild party scheduled to take place this evening. It had occurred a few times, but this was the first time I was participating. It was expected that the guild masters and other important figures would attend.
Yoo Eun-hye continued to babble like a sparrow.
“I’ve made a lot of money in the meantime. I’ll give some to you. How about it?”
“There is no need.”
“Aye ~ Don’t be like that. You’re coming, yes? You are the only one who can make the reporters move. I wouldn’t even be able to move 200m without you!”
I didn’t bother with a lot of words.
Kim Yong-woo had already grabbed the back of my neck.
I didn’t have a lot of time to find one due to the dungeon.
I lightly nodded and stood up.