The hunter Seong Jin-Woo, a member of the E-rank.
This title always followed him around, no matter where he went.
As a whole, Jin-strength Woo's was comparable to that of a normal human. Aside from being significantly stronger and having his wounds heal faster, Jin-Woo was similar to the average person in every other way.
Every time he played, he'd get wounded. Several times, he was on the verge of death.
Seong Jin-Woo didn't much enjoy being a Hunter, as you can imagine.
Other people made fun of him, and the money was pitiful.
He would have turned in his hunting license and quit by now if it weren't for the medical aid provided out by the Hunter Association to the Hunters in their "payroll."
In his mid-20s and without any tangible employment abilities, Seong Jin-Woo had little choice but to continue working as a Hunter in order to pay for his mother's healthcare bills, which amounted to millions of won every month.
Someone should have told him that he had no choice.
Even though he did not want to, he was compelled to take part in the raid, which was overseen by the Association.
As a rule, hunters that hunted in the same area were familiar with one another. All Hunters in that district would be asked to attend if a Gate were to open.
Coffee cups were handed around by the Association's employee, and hunters exchanged pleasantries.
Oh, hi there. Mr. Kim, thank you for your time. Over here, on the other hand. Here.”
“Oh? What are you doing, Mr. Park? Have you given up on being a hunter?
Well, that's a pity... Our second child is on the way," says my wife.
It's true, it's true! In fact, raiding is the easiest way to acquire large amounts of money in one go, isn't it?"
Mr. Kim laughed merrily. Mister Park laughed sheepishly before asking Kim the same question.
When I look at our Association's call to action, I wonder why it seems to be decreasing. Was there a drop in the number of Gates?
It's a no-brainer, really. The Guilds are getting worked up over emptying the Gates, and the Association has nothing to do with it. There is a lot of money to be made from this."
As long as the Association is supervising the raid, shouldn't it be safe?
I could tell that Mr. Park was getting nervous by his glances around the room.
No guild today meant that there wasn't enough profit to be made, and if there wasn't enough profit to be made, then this particular Gate's difficulty would be low as a result. -
It's a fact that nothing in this life is 100 percent certain or certain.
Mister Park wasn't the only Hunter looking around warily.
“Hmm. "I'm curious about..."
He avoided addressing his friend and drank the last of the coffee he had left before spotting someone and raising his hand in joy.
“Uh! He is present. Good morning, Mr. Seong!! Miss Seong!"
The discovery of the young man was likewise greeted with excitement by other hunters.
Hello, my name is.
Seong Jin-Woo was the one who made the call.
Jin-Woo gave a polite nod of the head to Mister Kim, who was beaming, and then went away.
Jin-Woo was well out of earshot when Mister Kim began to snigger while speaking confidently.
Now Jinwoo has arrived. And today will be no different."
Kim? Mister Park questioned rapidly as his eyes expand.
What was that? I asked myself. "Is Seong Jin-Woo, the hunter, really strong?"
“Ahh. You'd have no idea who he is, of course. As you can see, he is a Hunter who began working shortly after you departed. Hunters in the area are well aware of the identity of the child.
What do you mean he is truly that strong? Then why does he work for the Association? - - As a Guild member or as an independent contractor, why not? "
Kim smirked a little more before narrowing his eyes a little further still.
Does anyone know the name of the person in question?
How am I to know that? Man, come on. "Just tell me what's going on already!"
Weakest weapon of the human race.
“…Weakest? Why not the ultimate weapon, for example?
Dude, that's the rank S Hunter Choi Jong-moniker. In's Weakest weapon: That kid. Hunters in the Republic of Korea have a reputation for being wimpy.
Park began to scowl profoundly as he listened to the news.
When you're that weak, why would other Hunters greet this Seong Jin-Woo? After all, didn't they need someone they could rely on if things went south with their business venture?
Park was baffled by the reactions of his fellow Hunters.
Then Kim chuckled and poked Park in the side with his elbow.
“Eii! Because Seong Jin-Woo is so weak, he will only be able to take part in raids of low difficulty. Don't you understand that the Association would never entrust him with a difficult task? Does anyone really want him killed?"
Then Park's face began to brighten.
Due to the fact that this would be his first raid in a long time, his wife feared the worst. Even he was worried, to be honest. After listening to Kim's comments, he felt like a weight had been lifted off of his shoulders.
Kim's journey continued.
That individual, according to an unsubstantiated rumor that circulated not long ago, was hurt during a raid on a rank E gate and spent a week in the hospital.
A Hunter was hurt by a Gate of rank E, you ask."
You're right. It appears no healer was brought along for the rank E Gate raid since no one expected to see a Hunter get injured. Is this really the reason for his week-long hospitalization? Pu-hahaha!” While Kim was hurrying to calm Park down, Park began laughing loudly. It's time to stop, man. He might be able to make out what you're saying."
“Aigoo. "I didn't even consider that possibility."
Jin-Woo continued to giggle as Park saw his reaction.
Thankfully, the youth did not appear to have heard them due to the distance.
It's a given that they were wrong in their assumptions.
Your geezers can't hear me because I can hear everything.
Jin-face Woo's twisted into a bitter smile as he tried to ignore them. He couldn't help but blame his extremely sensitive sense of hearing at times like today.
His arrival seemed to be premature, as the raid had not yet begun.
Has my arrival time been a problem for you?
In an effort to pass the time, Jin-Woo took a look around and approached the Association staffer who was dishing out steaming coffee.
How about a cup of coffee, too?
“Oh. Hunter-nim, Seong Jin-Woo, is a... "I'm very sorry, but we've just run out of coffee.
The tip of his nose was stroked by a cool Winter breeze.
Keeping his nose clean with his index finger, Jin-Woo wiped it away in the dark.
It was a sad day when the coffee ran out just as he was about to get it.
Mr. Seong Jin-Woo asked, "Why do you insist on being a Hunter?
I'm sorry, she said.
In a hushed voice, Jin-Woo expressed remorse.
Yi Ju-Hui, a young, gorgeous girl who was utilizing healing magic in front of Jin-Woo, expressed her dissatisfaction with a pouting face.
It isn't that I'm attempting to compel you to apologize. The only person I'm worried about is you. A truly dangerous situation will arise if you continue to fight in this manner."
A quick glimpse at the other Hunters fighting in the distance caught Jin-attention. Woo's
In the 'dungeon' after passing through the Gate, one would find himself. A D-level dungeon would be appropriate for this situation.
This dungeon was being defended by more than a dozen Hunters who were hardly breaking a sweat.
Sadly, for a rank,
Healing the injured Hunters from the back was normally the responsibility of Healers. Jin-Woo was well-known among the Healers because he was always injured during raids.
Yi Ju-Hui enquired warily.
Does it occur to you that you might not be able to give up being a Hunter for any reason at all?
His stubbornly shook his head in disbelief.
He didn't want to divulge anything about himself to anyone beyond his closest friends and family.
This is purely a hobby for me. The truth is, if I don't do this, I'm going to die of boredom."
Yi Ju-pout Hui's grew even more intense as he sat there.
This pastime of yours will have you raiding dungeons in the netherworld before you know it, right?
Because her remark caught Jin-Woo off surprise, he couldn't help but giggle.
Yi Ju-nagging Hui's increased as a result.
“Ah, ahh!! Please, do not laugh! Don’t! It's possible that your injuries will get worse!"
before he asked her, Jin-Woo chuckled.
How did you learn to say such things? I asked.
What do you mean and where are you referring to? This is from Mr. Kim, who lives way over there.
Didn't ahjussi truly do it, didn't he?"
The end of his treatment came near as they talked and joked.
Sadly, it was too late by then. The raid appeared to be over.
Jin-demeanor Woo's became more serious as he spoke.
Only one creature was slain today.'
No less than a creature of E rank. While holding a rank E magic crystal, Seong Jin-Woo began fidgeting in his palm.
An E monster's lowest-grade magic crystal sold for less than one hundred thousand won. It was a pitiful sum of money for what he had risked his life to obtain. This is the equivalent of just over $88.
The price of a magic crystal obtained from a rank C monster, on the other hand, can reach more than 10 million won. (8630+)
Poor E Hunter, he couldn't even attempt to slay a C-rank Monster.
Someone yelled out of the blue, seemingly out of nowhere.
“Uh? A second entrance is just around the corner," she said.
Hunters from the area raced up to the scene.
Oh, my goodness, it's true.
Is there actually a second way?
The entrance to the dungeon was really hidden, as the Hunter had said.
Are you talking about the dual-dungeon? As a result, such a thing does exist in reality.
As a Hunter with more than ten years of expertise, Mister Song was shocked to see the hidden entrance.
No one could see anything within this gloomy passageway. Song unleashed his flame magic and threw it into the corridor.
As the flame rushed forward, it lit up the room. The hallway seemed to continue on indefinitely, with no end in sight. It didn't take long before the flame lost its forward velocity, plummeted to the ground, smouldered for a while, and then went out of existence.
Once again, the passageway was cloaked in darkness.
“Hmm….. Everyone, please come to the center of the room. Have a meeting.
Mister Song, the raid's tacit leader, signaled the other Hunters to gather around. The treatment for Jin-Woo, as well as Yi Ju-Hui, had ended by then.
Song spoke up as he scanned the Hunters gathered around him.
If the dungeon boss is not killed, the Gate will not close. It's only logical that the boss is beyond that corridor, as the Gate is still intact even after we've dealt with all of the enemies here."
Song pointed to a secret entryway that he had discovered.
A pair of hunters exchanged glances and nodded their heads in understanding. This is a fact that no one can deny.
The song continued to be played.
This information is usually relayed to the Association, although... But if we do that, we risk passing over the responsibility of defeating the boss to other Hunters, which would result in a significant drop in our raid earnings."
The Hunters' faces twisted.
His visage hardened more than anybody else's since he was in desperate need of money for his pregnant wife.
'Postnatal care costs a fortune these days,' says one woman.
At this rate, his participation in this raid would be pointless.
Before exiting the dungeon, I'd like to see us take care of the boss. What do you think?
Hunters sank into a deep state of contemplation as they pondered.
As a result, their safety was not guaranteed. The difficulty of this particular dungeon, on the other hand, turned out to be low.
In other words, the hidden dungeon within it also couldn't have been all that challenging.
He paused and thought, "Hmmm."
Suddenly, Song coughed, drawing everyone's attention.
Because there are seventeen persons in attendance, let's put this to a vote. No one complains after a choice has been made. So? It's up to you.
After Song's idea, others nodded their heads. Anyone who didn't agree with him was out of the question.
It's a yes vote from me.
Song raised his right hand in greeting.
Then, one by one, other Hunters began to raise their arms.
It's the same for me.
Please include me in your calculations.
Kim and a few other Hunters were the next to raise their hands.
Then again, there was no shortage of people who disagreed.
Back to the beginning, please.
When it comes to a decision, I think it's best to wait.
Jin-Woo and Yi Ju-Hui were the final two candidates to get votes.
Please accept my sincere apologies.
Yoon Song bowed to Yi Ju-Hui, who then cast her vote in favor of the "retreat camp."
'Go ahead' and'retreat' received 8:8 votes, respectively.
There is no way out.
Seong Jin-Woo, who was still reluctant, was the next to be asked a question by Song.
And you, Mr. Seong? I asked.
> Chapter 1: Financing