Chapter 173 – Bakash Island (2)

‘Boom!!’

The hunters simultaneously turned to look towards the jungle.

‘Boom!!!’

The sound was steadily getting louder. Someone whispered,

“Is that…”

He did not finish speaking, but everyone could roughly guess what he wanted to say. The spearman quickly began to gulp down the potion that he was holding.

‘Boom!!!!’

[Warning!]
[The Devourer ‘Kiazen’ has appeared.]

Soon, the figure of an enormous Tyrannosaurus could be seen towering above the canopy.

Someone quietly muttered,

“Damn…”

Everyone was extremely tense except for Sungjin. Soon the enormous Tyrannosaurus, Kiazen the Devourer, came out of the jungle.

“Brilliant Protection!”

An intense light came surging out of the tanker’s shield.

‘Grr~’

The Tyrannosaurus averted its eyes due to the intense brightness.

‘Is he blinding it with the light… That guy really does have good items…’

Attacks from long-ranged damage dealers soon followed. First, the archer released an arrow.

“Exploding Arrow.”

The arrow that he fired landed directly on the Devourer Kiazen’s right eye and exploded.

‘Booom!’

As the name suggested, it created an immense explosion. All of the hunters watched the blast closely.

‘Did it work?’

However, after a brief moment, Kiazen glared at the hunters with a terrifying eye that had transformed to that of a panda’s.

‘It was a good idea to aim for the eye, but… the timing wasn’t good. If the tanker made the boss close its eyes, then it would’ve been great if he had delayed his attack by just a little… Or he could have aimed for the neck which was narrower in comparison to that head…’

The archer was also a bit lacking, unfortunately, in combat instincts. Next, the magician began to chant a spell.

“The Source of Strength, Destroy my Enemies! Light of Ashurian!”

A light violently blazed up in the magician’s hand before scattering in various directions.

‘Boom! Boom! Boboom!’

The rays of light would explode each time they came into contact with Kiazen’s body, shaking him from side to side. The hunters shifted their gaze towards the boss in unison.

‘Did it work?’

But after a short while, Kiazen bellowed even more furiously towards the hunters. When Sungjin saw this, he thought,

‘Before, he was great in adapting to the situation… But it seems that his Magic Power isn’t up to par since he invested Stat Points towards his physical abilities.’

If the team’s primary magician was bought enough time to finish a chant, then he must have the ability to deal a critical blow to the enemy.

‘When compared to Mustafa… or Edward… He is nowhere near as good…’

The two that he had some hopes for ended up disappointing him. Just in case, Sungjin asked Besgoro for his opinion,

“Mr. Besgoro, what do you think about them?”

‘Hrm? Who?’

“The skills of these people.”

‘No matter how you look at it, they seem to be worse than your teammates, whether it’s that bow-using miss or that miss with the big boobs… or that guy wielding the greatsword.’

“As expected, that’s the case.”

It looked like there was no one in this party that was worthy of being taken all the way to the end as an ally. Even if you took into consideration the bonuses that the current ‘Chosen Ones’ received from the title, these people were nowhere close to the level of ability of the ‘Chosen Ones’. While Sungjin was appraising them,

“Gaaaah”

“Kaghk!”

The spearman was sent flying into the sky by Kiazen’s foot, and the archer was slammed onto the ground. The rather exasperated tanker shouted towards Sungjin.

“Hey! Master Hunter! Just what are you doing?”

It was then when Sungjin realized that he was standing idly by and conversing with Besgoro while his teammates were dying.

“Aahh… Sorry.”

The tanker shouted angrily,

“Is being sorry enough? We’re all about to die!”

Sungjin took out Rajenta’s egg from his vest and threw it into the air as he said,

“Don’t worry. There’s no need for me to observe you anymore.”

Rajenta broke out of the egg and shouted loudly as he circled widely around Kiazen.

“Kyaaaang!”

Kiazen was wary of Rajenta and attempted to bite him, but couldn’t keep up as Rajenta was too quick. Sungjin shouted at Rajenta,

“Over here! Rajenta, there’s no time to play around.”

At Sungjin’s words, Rajenta obediently flew over to Sungjin’s side. Sungjin jumped up slightly and climbed onto Rajenta’s back.

“Rajenta, we’re aiming for that guy’s head. Besgoro, match our timing and activate Frenzy.”

‘Okay’

Sungjin, who had only been holding onto his swords loosely, now tightly grasped his Blood Vengeance and Moon Specter. Rajenta followed his master’s orders and ascended into the air above Kiazen’s head with Sungjin on his back.

‘3, 2… 1’

Sungjin looked for the right timing before he jumped down from Rajenta’s back directly onto Kiazen’s head. At the same time, Besgoro’s helmet turned crimson. Within mere seconds after he had descended, Sungjin had torn apart the Tyrannosaurus’s head with Moon Specter and Blood Vengeance. Kiazen, whose head had suffered from several dozen wounds in an instant, let out a pitiful cry that did not match its gargantuan size as it collapsed.

“Kyaaaaaaaaann!!”

Right before Sungjin hit the ground, Rajenta caught his master on his back and leisurely flew up towards the sky. While Sungjin took in the wind from atop Rajenta’s back, the Operator’s voice rang out.

[Boss monster ‘Kiazen’ Cleared]

Sungjin told Rajenta who was carrying him,

“Good job Rajenta.”

“Kyang”

Rajenta cried out happily before he dropped Sungjin off near where the other hunters were gathered. They were all gaping blankly at Sungjin. It was to be expected since Sungjin had massacred the boss all by himself in a few seconds while the four could not do much despite working together.

“A… Amazing, Master Hunter Kei.”

“I thought the rumors were exaggerated but… You’re actually even stronger instead…”

Sungjin, embarrassed by their compliments, waved his hand as he said,

“Erm well, that’s enough of that.”

The hunters ran towards Sungjin and began to bombard him with various questions.

“How did you become so strong?”

“What are those swords? Are they both Legendary items?”

“That helmet doesn’t look ordinary either…”

“Wait, first, aren’t your stats incredibly high? Did you really earn them honestly?”

Sungjin broke out into a cold sweat as he attempted to calm the hunters down.

“No… I…”

Sungjin looked behind him and made a gesture to Rajenta.

‘Let’s go.’

Rajenta caught on.

“Kyaaang!”

Rajenta spread his wings and strolled to Sungjin’s side. When the enormous griffon walked towards them with his wings opened wide, the hunters felt a sense of oppression and stumbled backwards.

“In any case… Since the boss is dead… I’ll be taking my leave now.”

“Going? Where?”

As always, he couldn’t explain everything about his circumstances. Sungjin mounted Rajenta, then said,

“I’m going to go kill the Hidden Boss by myself. You guys should kill the other monsters before you leave. Then, farewell.”

The hunters extended their hands towards Sungjin as if they were fans meeting a celebrity.

“Master Hunter Kei!”

“Mister Kei!”

Having left those words, Sungjin rode Rajenta up into the sky. The hunters stranded on the ground did not chase after Sungjin all the way up here. Sungjin then let out a sigh.

“Whew… They were really clingy…”

Besgoro suddenly interjected,

‘Why didn’t you give them some tips on getting stronger? Especially that spearman. He seemed to be of a decent sort.’

Sungjin thought about the conversation that had just occurred.

‘That helmet doesn’t look ordinary either…’

Of course, the one who said this was someone holding a spear in his hand – the spearman.

“… It’s fine Mister. Now let’s see… The Hidden Boss’s egg is…”

At that moment, Rajenta began to turn towards the side.

“What… Why… Rajenta!”

Sungjin was flustered at first, but once he saw the immense nest in front of him, he realized that Rajenta had found the target first.

“Great job, Rajenta. Let’s go.”

*

‘Boom~’

The corpse of the gigantic pterodactyl fell into the jungle with a loud noise. The Operator’s voice could be heard,

[Hidden Boss, ‘Tyrant of the Skies, Karez’aard’ Cleared.]

Sungjin praised his Summon, who was holding onto him,

“Great job, Rajenta.”

“Kyang”

Now that he had killed the Hidden Boss, there was nothing in particular left for him to do in this raid.

‘What is really important is gathering allies, but it’s already too late for that… Should I go hunting for trolls…’

Just as he was thinking about it, he heard the sound of someone calling for him.

[The Chosen One has requested your teleportation.]

‘What happened?’

Sungjin immediately looked towards his Operator Cube. Nada’s figure appeared above it.

“Hey there, Kei. I think that man you called Mustafa is in my party?”

Sungjin asked her,

“Mustafa? Is he a Mustafa that’s really skinny, has a long mustache and uses magic? The name Mustafa is pretty common in the Middle East after all.”

“Yeah, he’s super skinny, has a long mustache and is good at using magic. Come and see for yourself.”

Sungjin nodded his head.

“Understood. I’ll be right there.”

Sungjin immediately left the dimension and teleported into Nada’s world after receiving his title and rewards.

She was waiting for him with her usual leather armor removed and sporting just a tank top instead. Nada fanned her curvaceous body as she complained,

“Ugh… It’s too hot and humid here. How can I wear armor when I’m this sweaty.”

Sungjin looked elsewhere as he was afraid that he would make a mistake once again.

“So, Mustafa?”

“Over there, resting in the jungle. Right now it’s break time.”

Sungjin looked in the direction that she pointed towards. A group of hunters sat in a circle under the shade of a tree as they rested. Sungjin discovered Mustafa sitting amongst them wearing a white robe and holding a staff, the head of which was shaped like a snake’s. The color of his robe and the form of his staff were quite different from before, but that thin physique and long mustache had undeniably confirmed his identity. Sungjin could not help but exclaim in surprise as he walked towards Mustafa.

“Woah!”

The hunters were startled when they saw Sungjin and picked up their weapons. It was a rather natural response. Normally, all life forms in this dimension were enemies except for the five that had gathered at the start. But not one of them attacked the human with the title ‘Master Hunter’ over his head who was making his way towards them. Furthermore, Sungjin had kept his weapons sheathed as he walked towards the hunters unarmed. While they were dumbfounded by this, Sungjin quickly approached Mustafa and shook his hand.

“It’s great to meet you at last, Mr. Mustafa.”

 


Note: Author has taken note of the feedback given by readers and has revised the chapter accordingly, adding the bit about the hidden boss. We have updated it as well above. The reason why hidden boss and rewards weren’t given importance earlier is at this stage for K they don’t hold much meaning anymore. The team and its members are more important to Sungjin and the author.

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27 thoughts on “Chapter 173 – Bakash Island (2)”

  1. What happened to finishing all the raids perfectly? How can he ignore the hidden piece and the Hidden boss? Last one had a item that saw into the future but now were suppose to believe that they just aren’t worth bothering with?

    1. Yeah kinda confused with that, but I think he got all the hidden pieces on later missions so he knows whether it’s useful or not already. that said the extra 5% bonus exp from the hidden boss seems like it should be useful still.

    2. Yeah, seems like MC was suddenly hit with the idiot stick. I only hope that since the previous raid hasn’t cleared yet, he can teleport back to finish it or something.

    3. I feel like shit for criticizing it since the author went out of his way to rewrite the story after suggestion from the translator and the translator agreed this was now a better story.. but I kinda agree it feels rushed now, though I’m not sure how rushed it is compared to the original story.. I really dunno what else to say how to react.. Without the stat increases, and items the story feels bad now 🙁

  2. What the hell? Why did he not get the hidden boss?! And where did the rewards distribution go!? he teleported out of his place and went somewhere else, where are the rewards??????

  3. It really is strange. Maybe he wanted to leave something for the others so he didn’t bother to kill any of the mobs (Not saying so is bad), but the hidden boss for the items and hidden piece should be very helpful. Like this K left the raid with only %5-6 contribution and nothing else. Not even a title. K isn’t so strong that he can beat all the raids without any improvements, so this is too odd. Is he giving up all hidden bosses and stuff because he thinks he’s that great? That’s stupid.

    And I don’t want to think this, but maybe because that the author said the story would go in the same direction as the original ending, and original there were a lot of time skips, the author doesn’t plan on enhancing K any further because it would alter his fighting style from the original. Like K wouldn’t get a rare title or item that he doesn’t have I the original ending? If so this would make future chapters stale. For stories like these the enhancement processe after overcoming difficulties has great meaning, and truthfully it makes up at least 1/3 of the enjoyment of this type of novel. I hope the author realises this.

    1. Eh, at this point he’s basically in endgame mode already. It’s been stated previously that by this point the raids just weren’t giving him anything of value anymore since he’s already so powerful it’s basically a drop in the bucket. his gear is already essentially maxed out, so there’s no point for trying to get into any of that.

      To put it in video game terms, he’s already got all his endgame equipment, and his stats are basically as maxed as they can get, especially now that his primary source of stats at this point, that one mysterious shop, closed down. At this point putting together the rest of the team is the important thing.

      1. He doesn’t have the best gear. He doesn’t have any combat mythical tier items and thanks to his ring he only has all the blue circle spells, much less any of the other circles of power magic spells or the ultimate spells. And remember his helmet is still only heroic tier, below Legendary, Unique Legendary, and Mythical tier. And while certainly his stats are very high, remember that he could barely beat a dragon.

        K might, might be strong enough for normal raids without beating any hidden bosses, but what if the boss of the final raid is an aged dragon like Arlins mother, or a being stronger than all dragons. K wouldn’t win even with all the chosen ones at his side.

          1. I just checked the glossary and your right. I thought it was below Legendary because later K got a Legendary helmet he thought was better than his current one, but kept his old one because it suited him more.

    1. Its not like he’s in a rush. Last raid he had trouble doing any troll hunting, so he has a ton of spare time. It’s like he’s just playing around.

  4. I’ve been wondering what would happen too about the hidden boss, the hidden bosses supposedly gets tougher as they progress into the raids I think.. is he skipping cause it’s a hard fight or what? (Seeing how the dragon was a very tough one).
    If not he really shouldn’t be.

  5. Thank you for the chapter! Should just gave a summary of the stage instead if you’re going to rush it like that, stat might not be important but item rewards are still useful since he can give them to his teammate for combining or better equipment if he didn’t need them.

  6. For everyone who is mad about K not finishing the raid, I think I have an explanation. In my opinion, K isn’t worried about hunting trolls or finishing raids because he has all the loot he needs. Right now he just wants more teammates for the endgame… or he just knows the loot is trash in this raid.

  7. Are u guys sane k has not finished raid yet he was just summoned by chosen one while he was flying somewhere (hidden piece?) dah just w8 for the next chapter

    1. Even so the raid distribution thing was never completely skipped until now. Its clear that the rushed ending cant be fixed and only filler can be placed to pad it.

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