Chapter 107 – Red Dragon’s Lair (13)

The first thing Sungjin held up was the Red Dragon’s Scale Armor. It looked like it was an item made of Khal Gal’s scales judging from the size and the colour of it.

Sungjin held it in the air as he ran. The Operator’s information screen soon popped up.


Redrun – Red Dragon’s Scale Armour
Legendary Breastplate
Protection 43%

Passive Skill
Dragon Scales (Red) – Reduce damage from Fire by 20%
Dragon’s Rage (I) – Each hit taken increases stack of Dragon’s Rage by one. Maximum 25 stacks.

Active Skill
Dragon’s Breath(Red) – Consume all stacks of Dragon’s Rage to fire Dragon’s Breath.

Armour created from Khal Gal’s scales.
Although the scale is much smaller, it could recreate Dragon’s Breath.


The information screen shook up and down as he ran, but he could understand its core features.

‘Ooh’

Sungjin immediately

“Equip”

It had already been ten chapters, but he had not a single armour on his chest, and now he obtained a legendary class item.

‘I can now use Dragon’s Breath… but how does it work?’

He didn’t know its effects, but he would eventually come to know what it could do. Next was the most important ring.

Red Dragon Ariane had said ‘it can alter your fate’ and Soldamyr was deeply impressed with the ring that he held up.


Aio – Ring of the Great Sage
Unique Legendary Ring

Passive Skill
Great Sage (Blue) – Allows casting of every Blue Magic Spells.

Active Skill
Empower Magic (V) – Increase Magic power by 5 times for 30 seconds.
Usable once a day.

Ring containing Anatol’s Power.
He had created items like this ring from a very young age.


The most immediately noticeable feature was the fact that it was a Unique Legendary Tier Item; an Item only one person in the entire world was allowed to use.

Seeing how a veteran mage such as Soldamyr had accepted it with both hands with respect gave proof of what a precious treasure it was. The price on it would be astronomical.

Sungjin continued to read the information sheet. There were two very eye catching details. ‘Allows casting of every Blue Magic Spells’. And ‘Increase Magic power by 5 times for 30 seconds’.

‘These two… if these two can be combined…’

Sungjin recalled the time he had visited the Dragon Demihuman’s Spellshop.

‘Then…’

He could think of a few interesting scenarios but in the distance,

“Binding Frost! Frostbite!”

He could hear someone casting a spell. Sungjin quickly

“Equip”

Put the ring on one of his fingers, and put the pen away in his pocket. He ran towards the source of the voice. Now that he thought of it, he still had the title of Master Hunter hanging over his head.

Sungjin took out the Star of the Nameless. He had changed his title to fight Ariane. Roughly 10 minutes should have passed by now. He then said

“Rename”

To use the item to change his name to ‘Adjudicator’ and headed into the fight’.

*

‘Iron Will’ Tanabat was happy until just a moment ago. In the first ten man raid, he was nervous facing the gigantic dragon but thanks to his powerful allies, he was able to survive after killing the beast. Of course, he had been scratched on his chest and received a severe burn on his head due to the breath attack.

But after dozens of minutes of intense fighting, the battle had ended without a loss of life.

‘Thank you, Buddha.’

He gathered his hands and prayed. Then he walked up to the team’s most skilled combatant, the ‘Divine Archer’ to thank him.

“Thank you, Divine Archer. If it weren’t for you… I would have died.”

The ‘Divine Archer’ was a Mideastern Asian on the smaller side, swift and agile, and was incredibly accurate with the bow. He had blinded the dragon with his arrows.

He also used some strange magic to prevent the Dragon’s reinforcements (Hellhounds and Dragon Demihumans) from joining the fray. If it weren’t for him, one or two hunters would have died. Despite Tanabat’s expression of gratitude, he remained humble.

“It’s no big deal. It was all thanks to you Iron Wall sir for doing a good job.”

He answered. Humility despite strength, polite demeanor despite rough appearance (large nose, thick beard); Tanabat thought highly of him.

‘I hope we can meet again.’

The Raid continued to progress after the boss was slain. Of course for the purpose of increasing the amount of contribution points. If they were lucky, they would be able to obtain the hidden piece. But meanwhile, there was a problem. Someone decided to ask

‘Operator, what’s my Contribution level?’

One by one, people checked their contribution and noticed it was very low, around 8 to 10 percent.

The reason was obvious; it was because the Divine Archer had taken the lion’s share. Tanabat also had a small percentage of less than 10, but he didn’t mind it.

He had accepted it as the fair share proportional to his skill. So he couldn’t predict that several unhappy hunters would collude to ‘troll’.

While the group was hunting the hellhound together, he noticed that the arrows from the Divine Archer had stopped, so he turned to check. Behind, four hunters were attacking the Divine Archer at the same time.

“What’s going on?”

Tanabat tried to get them to stop, but it was pointless. Four hunters were hellbent on trolling. It wasn’t clear when they talked it out, but they were working together against the Divine Archer.

Four trolls were flagged simultaneously. Tanabat proactively jumped into the fray to protect the Divine Archer. So it became 4 versus 2. The enemy was still twice their number.

But because the Tank and Archer synergized well, they were able to put up a good fight. The problem was that three of the other hunters who were watching joined on the side of the trolls.

Then the Red Mage who had been firing spells beside the Divine Archer had joined on the side of Tanabat, but it was still 7 to 3. Tanabat fought fiercely, but the Red Mage was eventually killed. One of the enemies finally got shot down and killed by an arrow, but it was still 6 to 2. Tanabat was in danger of being killed for choosing to protect a talented individual from jealous and greedy hunters.

That is, until moments ago.

“6 Trolls at once, I’ve hit Jackpot.”

Someone suddenly appeared in the middle of the fight. An “Adjudicator’ wielding a sword in each hand appeared, surprising everyone present.

‘Is it a monster? Or a hidden boss?’

But it didn’t matter what or who he was. In the middle of the pitched battle, he was either an enemy or an ally. One of the trolls shouted to the Adjudicator

“Who are you? Do you also want to die?”

The Adjudicator began to swing his sword without reply when confronted. And once the fighting began, Tanabat couldn’t help but become even more surprised.

He was unbelievably skilled. Divine Archer who could land every arrow was amazing, but his skill was on a completely different level.

He had begun to fight with six trolls alone. The Divine Archer supported him as well with support fire. Thus, three out of six trolls were killed within seconds. The trolls who saw that

“Uh…”

“M…Mercy!”

Began to run away. They ran back towards the Khal Gal’s main cavern. Adjudicator chased after them without a word. But the Divine Archer was even faster than him.

‘Pew~pew~’

The arrows flew and landed on the heel of two of the hunters

‘Pew~pew~’

Followed by arrows piercing their hearts and head. This angered the ‘Adjudicator’.

“Hey! Divine Archer! Stop! I’ll kill them, I will!”

Tanabat couldn’t quite understand him, only that he expressed the desire to kill them with his own hands.

And the Divine Archer

“Eh?”

Was surprised. He put his bow down. The Adjudicator turned towards the last troll and

“Frost Bite!”

Froze him in place and cut off his head. Of the ten hunters, only Tanabat and the Divine Archer remained alive. Tanabat couldn’t help but feel tense when the Adjudicator walked towards them.

He didn’t know who it was, but it was possible that the Adjudicator was hostile against everyone. He turned to the Divine Archer and said

“Hey… Shouldn’t we make a run for it?”

But the Divine Archer shook his head.

“No, that man… he’s not a bad man.”

Tanabat didn’t know with what evidence he said that, but Tanabat couldn’t relax. Not many, not even villains, could indiscriminately swing their swords at someone they just met.

But the Adjudicator very unhesitatingly and skillfully pulled it off. So Tanabat found it difficult to trust him.

He held two blood dripping swords and wore a flaming skull over his head.

Tanabat had seen many strange hunters as chapters progressed, but this man seemed particularly far from normal. The Adjudicator walked from corpse to corpse to pick up fallen items.

Upon closer inspections, he was picking copies of armours and equipment the dead hunters were wearing. As if he was a kind of was a kind of scavenger picking through corpses.

‘I thought it was impossible to take items of other people…’

As Tanabat was thinking so, the Adjudicator finished picking up the items and said

“How sad… there were six, but I could only kill four of them…”

He muttered to himself as he walked towards Tanabat and the Divine Archer. To them he then asked

“Hey, are you two alright?”

Tanabat nodded. But the Divine Archer said

“It’s been a while.”

Adjudicator tilted his head and replied

“What, you know me?”

Tanabat also stared at the Divine Archer. He was curious as to how they could know each other. But then when the Divine Archer raised his hands to touch his neck, he pulled away the skin.

And beneath the darkened and rough skin, he saw the exact opposite, unblemished white skin. Tanabat couldn’t help but be astonished.

When the Divine Archer lifted up the skin of his face… no his mask, the entire body began to transform.

He who had looked like a very hairy middle eastern man was now transformed into an asian woman with an elegant straight hair.

While Tanabat was staring with his jaws wide open, he could hear the voice of the Adjudicator from behind.

“…It has certainly been a while, Miss Serin…”


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28 thoughts on “Chapter 107 – Red Dragon’s Lair (13)”

  1. Ah and now he must ask if he can throw his liquid on her as he has chosen her.

    And huh doesn’t she have adjudicater as well being as she faced so many trolls so often? So wouldn’t she know if he’s appeared with that title that, that he is wanting the kills but guess she would also want some items even if she only gets 1 item a kill.

    Put yay he can keep in contact with a girl that will actually talk to him unlike his previous worlds girl he proclaimed boobs to. Hehe

    Should be fun, and he can tell them about the hidden boss and treasure being in the same place, and that the hidden boss is friendly unless challenged and to tell her she’s classified as a hidden boss and what that means if she asks.

    1. Nope, she didn’t had the title when she and K first met and after that she began to wear the disguise so potential trolls would be less interested in her

    2. Don’t know where you got friendly from, but she isn’t. She’s bored. K said she is probably the same as her child, but has lived so long she mellowed out.

      Don’t forget her words too. If Serin talks to her she will blow up the mountain before time is up. She can only leave early after 100% completion.

      1. I’d say any boss monster hidden or otherwise reasonable enough to chat with and not kill, give the users a handicap, ask for challengers rather than straight up kill them all since she under tradition has to blow it up but on hearing that they can’t leave because of “dimension traveler reasons” is perfectly fine with that as time means as she says nothing to her so she didn’t mind waiting when understanding their reason not to and when challenged even heals the person up to full power.

        For a boss monster in any death game to be that reasonable and chatty about backstory of the world they are trapped in I would call that friendly.

        Sure she is only doing any of it to sate her boredom but well It’s a damn site better than any other boss monster and a lot of the humans really that K has met.

        And I never said she was a goody her being as bad as her son oh most likely but being a bad guy doesn’t remove the fact that incomparison to any other exist placed agist them so far as a battle adversary she isn’t being curtious or fair to the little dimension hoppers.

        Afterall she quite likely knows the dimension hoppers had taken dragon hearts for themselves and if I found rats that killed a child of mine even if I was hear to stop that child because they have gone self destructive in damage to people I would still not let those rats get away at all no matter how easier I might feel about not having had to do the deed.

        And definitely wouldn’t let them scamper off after having divided up between each other the spoils of my child’s murders taking them as prizes.

        None of that are the actions of a good dragon but a reasonable and friendly boss to let these rats have a chance even if it’s only to sate my boredom, I’d say that’s a lot better than any hopes I’d normally place to happen after meeting a hidden boss monster.

        For most its of the hidden boss has been activated kill or die. The only other close to this reasonable was the dark elf and that one didn’t want to talk only kill those in a challenge, this dragon much more fair with her challenge you lowered its difficulty to meet a possible challenger rather than, fight,flee or die she was reasonable enough to chat first.

        After all chatting with such creatures is dougbtful to sate her boredom much but she could play a lot of ant killing games if she was really just bored and as mean as her son.

        So that’s why I called her friendly, cause in comparison to most monsters a reasonable challenge at as close to a fun game as she could get out of the humans is a damn site better than any normal hidden boss gives its targets for murder.

        Just because someone’s friendly doesn’t mean they are a friend afterall.

        1. She only gives them 30 minutes to clear out before she blows the volcano – that means the group will need to wait until <30 minutes is left in the raid before going after the hidden piece. Other than that, it SHOULD be safe, but who knows. Someone may say something that pisses her off. That's quite a risk for an unknown reward (since K doesn't know what those eggs do.)

  2. Dang, guess that it was Serin, but still, KSing MC~ I think MC should just tell the survivors beforehand that he wants to kill all trolls..

  3. Why would he have her kiss his ring? She’s top ten material, and it’s not for people like that, but for those who will die before then.

  4. Thank you for the chapter!

    I’m very happy about the reunion. I guess Serin recognized K by voice? Cool.

    Loved the quote about the Jackpot too. Too bad he didn’t get all 6.

    “One by one, people checked their contribution and noticed it was very low, around 8 to 10 percent. The reason was obvious; it was because the Divine Archer had taken the lion’s share.” – If Serin had taken the lion’s share, wouldn’t the contribution be even lower? 10% would be an EQUAL share, after all.

    1. Nah say the mean contribution of everybody except Serin is 9 (they all get 10 and below like 8 and 9)
      So 9×9=81 that means Serin got 19 which is a little over 2x theirs so it is the lion’s share and every percent matters in a 10 man’s raid

      1. Hmm, I’d think of a lion’s share are 40+. Turning troll for an extra % or 2…. Maybe some of the trolls were planning to kill each other afterwards, far greater rewards that way.

        1. good catch! clearly trolling justification is weaker in bigger parties unless planning to kill to majority…just one, even with 40% is not worth it
          still, those that did it for 9 chapters are probably too fixed with the idea and just can’t help themselves

          also “Operator, what’s my Contribution level?” is clearly a chant for starting a troll event XD

  5. That’s not what K is doing. He’s not weeding anyone out by taking their power. Remember K promised to baptize anyone who kiss the ring next they meet. He wasn’t lying. K’s purpose with baptize is to select his own top ten. He requires the following.

    1. Talent – Must be skilled enough to make it into top ten.

    2. Loyalty – K’s main concern.
    As he said at times the former top 10 were monstrously strong. K only made it to top 10 because he had decent talent and plot armor level luck with comrades, and was not the strongest.
    The previous top 10 weren’t lacking in ability according to K. They lacked teamwork and had too much pride in their individual power, and that got them killed.
    K plans to be the leader and wants those he finds worthy to kiss the ring as proof of their willingness to subordinate themselves to him to some degree. Like this K will form a top 10 who are not just skilled, but will work together/obey him.

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