Kill the Hero - Chapter 256
Kill The Hero – Chapter 256 – Knight of Death (5)
There were two main scenarios that were possible when facing a Dragon.
Was the Dragon standing on the ground?
Or was it flying in the sky?
In the event of the former, the choices to be made became quite complicated.
On the other hand, the choices for the latter were extremely simple.
Spread out and tactically retreat, then regather at a designated location.
“How is the damage to the Frontier Guild?”
“Six dead so far.”
“The Kunlun Guild lost ten people.”
“No one from the Great One Guild died, but there are seven with serious injuries.”
Led by their representatives such as Cho Sung-woo, Trinity, and Park Yong-wan, the players from the various guilds were able to gather in one place thanks to their knowledge of what to do when handling a flying Dragon.
Of course, there was nothing strange about this.
“So we lost about twenty people? Thankfully there was less damage than expected.”
“That’s because everyone was trained on what to do after encountering a Dragon before entering the Dungeon.”
After all, it was natural for everyone to study and practice how to deal with a Dragon in preparation to enter a dungeon where the probability of the final boss being a Dragon was 100%.
“Then all that’s left is to hunt the Red Dragon.”
“The method is simple.”
That’s why they didn’t need to spend a long time discussing how to deal with the Red Dragon.
Their strategy had already been prepared.
“We’ll split the group into the wing cutting team and the attack team.”
The first rule when hunting Dragons was to cut off their wings and take away their ability to fly.
“We have two options.”
In addition, the decision this time was rather simple.
“Isaac Ivanov cuts the wings and we fight the Dragon, or vice versa.”
Considering the current number of players, their performance, and their combat ability, they had no choice but to divide the group into two, with Isaac Ivanov on one side and everyone else on the other.
Moreover, there was no need for them to debate this any further, because the five previous floors had already made this division concrete.
Therefore, all they had to do next was decide which ‘group’ would take on which task.
In fact, even that didn’t require much discussion.
“The Great One Guild will defer to Isaac Ivanov’s opinion.”
“The Frontier Guild will do the same.”
“Same for the Kunlun Guild.”
Isaac Ivanov was the only person qualified to lead this group that was filled with the top players from different guilds.
At those words, Park Yong-wan turned his head to look at Cho Sung-woo.
“What about the Messiah Guild?”
Are you willing to comply with your rival’s, the Saviour Guild’s, orders?
As he said this, Park Yong-wan looked at Cho Sung-woo without hiding the ridicule in his eyes.
Park Yong-wan, who had experienced all kinds of humiliation in front of the high-nosed Messiah Guild, intended to repay some of that humiliation by using the current situation.
But Cho Sung-woo did not reveal even a hint of anger at his actions.
The ridiculous things he’d seen so far had all extinguished the fighting spirit within him without leaving even a single spark.
“We’ll follow unconditionally.”
Therefore, Cho Sung-woo nodded without hesitation.
Park Yong-wan also nodded.
“Now then, Isaac Ivanov will…”
[The energy of death sweeps over.] (TL: oh my… new notification)
The hairs of all the living beings in the area rose and their entire bodies felt like they were beginning to freeze.
Surprised, everyone quickly shot to their feet, paying close attention to their surroundings.
Then, a loud Dragon cry from the distance shook their eardrums.
Naturally, this caused them to turn and look in the direction the cry came from. Then they saw it.
“Oh my God.”
A Dragon falling to the ground with one of its wings cut off.
And on top of it, a player shouting thanks.
The power and effectiveness of a Dragon’s Breath attack depended on their type.
The Red Dragon’s Breath was accompanied by a horrifying flame.
Although it didn’t reach the level of hellfire, a Red Dragon’s fire breath was powerful enough to melt steel, and it was not easily extinguished.
So when the forest was constantly raked by the Red Dragon’s Fire Breath, it seemed to cry out pitifully.
Kim Woo-jin, who had escaped together with Lee Jin-ah, took something from his inventory before throwing it at him.
“Here’s a gift.”
Hearing the word ‘gift’, Lee Jin-ah quickly looked down to see what Kim Woo-jin had thrown at him.
No, it should be said that it was something he didn’t dare to waste time before doing.
The item that Kim Woo-jin had thrown to him turned out to be Gungnir, the legendary spear that Lee Jin-ah had tried to steal before being caught by Kim Woo-jin.
“Huh? What is this?”
But there was also something that Lee Jin-ah had never seen before bundled together with it.
It was a thread that was wrapped around the spear’s shaft.
“It’s Black Arachne Thread. It is very durable, has excellent magic resistance, and moderate viscosity.”
This thread actually turned out to be Black Arachne Thread.
When he heard the description of the thread that Kim Woo-jin so kindly added, Lee Jin-ah simply stood there with a blank look on his face as though he couldn’t understand a word that was said.
Then, a few seconds later, his expression became distorted.
“…you don’t mean?”
He seemed to realise just why Kim Woo-jin had given him Gungnir.
In fact, it wasn’t something that was hard to guess.
“You want me to throw Gungnir, hold the thread, hit the Dragon and then climb onto its body? Now?”
If it was Gungnir, which could never miss, it was not a difficult task to hit the flying Dragon.
And if the thread was tied onto Gungnir, then it was possible to get onto the Dragon’s body.
Of course, that didn’t mean that doing the last part was as easy as it sounded.
“Who do you think I am, Bruce Willis? Do you think this is Die Hard?” (TL: I found this too funny)
The speed of a Dragon, which was already flying in the air, was by no means slow, and its flight path was not simple.
It seemed like an impossible task to follow after such a thing while holding on to nothing but a thread.
Let alone the fact that Lee Jin-ah’s task was to use the thread to get to the Dragon’s body before cutting off its wing.
He couldn’t even complain because of how speechless he was.
Kim Woo-jin patted Lee Jin-ah on the shoulder while saying.
“You are the only person here that I can trust to do this task. This is something that no one but you can do.”
When he heard the words ‘only person I can trust’, Lee Jin-ah’s expression changed.
In all honesty, hearing such a statement made him quite happy.
This was because he was being recognized and asked for help by the strongest person he’d ever met.
“Fine, since you’re practically kneeling down to beg me, I’ll help you out.”
Therefore, Lee Jin-ah agreed with a face filled with determination.
Kim Woo-jin then spoke with a similar expression.
“Think of it as a rehearsal and focus.”
“Right, a rehearsal… wa-, wait… what?”
By the time Lee Jin-ah realised what those words meant, Kim Woo-jin had already turned around and was moving away.
Seeing this, Lee Jin-ah could only speak out in an aggrieved tone.
With that frustration building inside of him, Lee Jin-ah hefted Gungnir.
And an hour later, the Dragon began to fall.
There was only one thing to do when a Dragon started falling from the sky. Run away without hesitation!
In fact, there were no rules or manuals created for this scenario.
Even if there wasn’t a manual, would you simply stand and watch as a gigantic body fell to the ground at an incredible speed if you had common sense?
Luckily, none of the players on the sixth floor of the dungeon lacked common sense.
“Head to the east!”
Everyone predicted where the Dragon would fall and began to move to the safest locations accordingly.
“Prepare to battle the Guardians?”
“Don’t just run away recklessly! Move in groups!”
At the same time, they maintained their vigilance on their surroundings so that they were ready to fight at any time. Not forgetting that there was still a large number of Guardians who aimed to remove the intruders.
But not everyone did that.
There were still some who moved to the place that the Dragon was predicted to fall, rather than away.
‘What are the skeletons doing?”
“Isn’t that a Skeleton Knight?”
They were none other than Isaac Ivanov’s skeleton army.
The skeletons headed towards the Dragon’s crash site and cleared away all the monsters in the area.
They were cleaning up as though they were preparing for a big battle.
Some people were curious, but few thought too deeply about what was happening.
“Wake up! We only have this one life!”
“Focus on your own survival!”
Above all, the current situation was so urgent that they couldn’t afford to think about what others were doing.
“It’s almost down!”
It wasn’t long before the thing everyone was focused on finally happened.
The Dragon’s giant body collided with the ground.
And the ground shook.
The aftermath of the collision shook the entire floor of the dungeon.
“That was no joke.”
“It was like a natural disaster.”
The aftermath was completely unexpected.
But what was truly surprising was the condition of the Red Dragon, which was still lively even after experiencing such a heavy impact.
Despite the explosion which shattered everything in its surroundings, the Red Dragon didn’t seem to receive any injuries at all.
Instead, it let out a growl filled with rage.
No, it would have been better if it became filled with rage and went wild.
If that was the case, they would have been able to make it vent its anger until it became exhausted, making the battle much easier.
Unfortunately, as a Guardian, the Red Dragon continued to carry out the orders it had been given to it even at that moment.
It took the necessary actions in order to get rid of the intruders.
So after calming itself, it began to use its sense to search for the enemies.
In the next instant, the enemy was locked onto by the Dragon’s powerful senses.
And that enemy was currently approaching the Red Dragon, instead of moving away.
The Red Dragon was happy to see this.
Then the enemy appeared.
The first thing to make its presence known was a giant skeleton horse.
This horse was as large as three or four elephants combined, looking nothing like a horse at all.
And on top of this horse, was a Skeleton Knight dressed in black armor and a rugged, blood colored cloak whose size was proportional to his mount.
It was the moment when the Knight of Death, who ignored death and led everything to death at the same time, had appeared.
And this Death Knight then lifted a large hammer in its hand to point at the Red Dragon.
Immediately afterwards, chains of darkness shot up from the ground and began to bind the Red Dragon.
This was a sign.
[The Death Knight traps its prey.]
[The Death Knight puts the curse of death on its prey.]
A sign that the Death Knight would lead the Red Dragon to death.
And at that sign, the Red Dragon began to twist and turn as though it would not accept it.
It tried to crush the chains that were wrapped tightly around its body.
However, the Red Dragon didn’t manage to destroy the chains, instead, the black chains began to squeeze it tighter.
At the same time.
The skeleton horse let out a sharp cry as it narrowed the distance to the Red Dragon in an instant, and the Death Knight, who sat on its back, hit the body of the Dragon with the hammer.
Following a loud clap of thunder, the Red Dragon’s body shook violently as it was pushed backwards.
But the sound didn’t last long.
The skeleton horse started to climb the Red Dragon’s body immediately afterwards.
There was no concept of gravity or the laws of physics in the skeleton horse’s movements.
And there was no mercy, indecision or hesitation in the attacks of the Death Knight as it controlled the horse’s movements.
This caused the Red Dragon to roar in anger as it moved to stop the Death Knight from moving all over its body.
However, it was still being restricted by the chain.
Of course, the chain itself didn’t completely interfere with the Red Dragon’s movements.
It just restricted it a bit.
However, that was enough.
‘The cooking has started.’
The Death Knight could now begin cooking its meal.
Then a notification was heard.
[Mjolnir is filled with the power of thunder.]
[The power of the God of Thunder has been released.]
Kim Woo-jin no longer had any doubts after seeing the notification.
‘So all that’s left now is the Dragon Knight on the seventh floor?’
The sixth floor of the dungeon was practically over.
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