The Novel's Extra - chapter-167
It wasn’t a coincidental meeting as I ran here as soon as I saw an
elevator flying up and heard a girl’s scream.
Rachel seemed to be in danger, so I had to use three of my precious
bullets, but I decided not to regret it too much since a Yeti’s horn
was a good material.
In any case, after our reunion, Rachel led me to her igloo.
“Come in, it’s surprisingly warm.”
“Um… no, nevermind.”
It seemed she had many questions to ask. However, she didn’t dig any
further, and I entered the igloo without saying much.
Inside, there were two other people who seemed to be in poor conditions.
“…What happened to them?”
“They suddenly fainted.”
“Yes, they touched a snowmobile and suddenly—”
I interrupted Rachel. There was only one thing a snowmobile could be
“Y-Yes, a snowmobile…”
“…Um, you shouldn’t touch it. You’ll become like them if you do.
I think it’s a trap.”
Rachel’s expression darkened. I, of course, knew about the fainting. If
they touched a dwarven artifact bare-handed, they should be passed out
for about two days.
“Don’t worry, I know how to handle it.”
I planned to use the Book of Truth if I really couldn’t find one on my
own, but it seemed I could reserve the Book of Truth for finding the
“Eh? How? Where?”
“Um, in the book the 2nd-floor administrator is reading… well, I’ll
explain later. For now…”
Before heading out to find the dwarven artifact, I took out the Jungle
Gorilla’s leather from my inventory.
“Here. This should keep them warm.”
“Ah, thank you!”
Rachel put the leather over her guild members as soon as she received it.
They looked a bit like corpses in a morgue, but they looked warm.
“Judging by the color of their faces, they should be waking up soon.”
“…That’s what I’m hoping.”
I smiled reassuringly. Touching the snowmobile without preparation caused
one to faint for at least a day, but it wasn’t life-threatening
“Then let’s go find the snowmobile. Do you remember where it is?”
Rachel still looked worried but nodded anyway.
“…Yes, I can ask my elementals for direction.”
I arrived in front of the snowmobile with Rachel. Buried under the
blizzard, only a vague outline of it remained. I wanted to claim it for
myself immediately, but now that I was here… there wasn’t much I
In truth, this hidden piece was rather easy to find. The 2nd floor was
only as big as Daegu Metropolitan City. Not only were there three of them
on the 2nd floor, but they were also extremely noticeable.
However, this hidden piece had a barrier surrounding it. Touching it
thoughtlessly immediately caused one to faint.
Although Kim Suho could cut the barrier apart with his Sword Saint Gift,
I had nothing of the sort.
“Ah, I want to see Suho.”
“…Suho? You mean, Kim Suho?”
Rachel tilted her head at my murmuring.
“Ah, yes. It’s been three years since I last saw him.”
In truth, I did see him from the distance a few times.
I asked Yoo Yeonha to gift him medicine, even going as far as tricking
him into thinking they were vitamins since Kim Suho didn’t like getting
stronger through medicine.
Although the sender of the gifts was always anonymous, he probably knew
it was me who sent them.
After mulling over it for a while, I came up with an idea.
I immediately turned on my smartwatch.
My laptop’s newest function, ‘Device Link’.
Broadly speaking, this dwarven artifact was an equipment.
[Search Nearby Device]
I swallowed hard and clicked ‘search’.
[Searching for devices within 300 meters…]
[1. Dwarven Supercar]
[This device has no owner. Would you like to set its owner to Kim Hajin
and link to it?]
I was only half-sure that this would work, but thankfully it did.
I clicked ‘yes’.
[Setting its owner and linking to it requires 200SP.]
[Would you like to continue?]
200SP. It wasn’t cheap by any means, but this artifact was something I
could ride until the 7th floor. It was certainly worth its cost.
As such, I clicked ‘yes’ once again.
In an instant, golden light shot up from the snowmobile. This blinding
light spread warmth in all directions and melted the snow and ice nearby.
Just like that, the supercar revealed itself.
It had a black body engraved with golden symbols and was big enough to
seat three to four people. It operated without wheels and by resonating
with mana, truly making it a mystical dwarven artifact.
[With the transfer of ownership, Dwarven Security Barrier has been
Now the barrier was also gone. I hopped on the snowmobile which seemed to
have a heating function as the seat was warm.
“Ah, be care… eh? Are you okay?”
“Yes, this is part of my Gift.”
I gave a brief explanation to Rachel who looked at me with a shocked
“Get on, Rachel-ssi. I’ll drive you to the igloo.”
“Um… can I ride it too?”
“Of course. You won’t get hurt, so don’t worry.”
Rachel blinked a few times, then got up behind me.
Driving the dwarven supercar wasn’t too different from driving a normal
snowmobile. Using the path we took to get here, we went back to the
igloo. The 30-minute walk was reduced to 3 minutes.
“…Oh, um, I’m sorry about this.”
After dropping Rachel off at the igloo, I scratched my neck feeling sorry.
Rachel was the one who found this artifact, but I was taking it for
Rachel smiled brightly.
“You don’t need to feel sorry at all. I wouldn’t have been able to
use it anyways.”
“But still… Ah.”
I walked into the igloo and took out a [Lv.1 Wooden Storage Box].
“I’ll give you this.”
Rachel looked back and forth between me and the storage box.
“It’s a storage box. I made it in the jungle. I put an ice-attribute
setting on it, so it should function as an icebox too.”
I opened the storage box.
“There’s food inside. It’s marinated deer meat. You can just
Rachel’s eyes shone as she looked inside the storage box.
Sniff, sniff. She smelled the sauce used to marinate the meat.
“Ah… thank you so much, Hajin-ssi.”
Then, she expressed her sincere, heartfelt gratitude. I answered with a
Afterward, Rachel sat down on the floor.
“I’m fine, so you can go. Your comrades must be waiting for you…”
Rachel’s belly growled. Her face flushed red and she quickly took out a
frying pan and a burner.
She turned the burner on and put the frying pan on it.
“Um, would you like to join me…?”
“No, I’m fine. I already ate.”
Rachel looked at me fixedly, then she nodded and placed three small
pieces of deer meat on the frying pan.
“…You should cook more. You must be starving.”
“I have more guild members than just these two. I need to save some for
“Mm, I see, then I’ll take my leave. You can send a friend request
later. My ID is…”
My ID was Extra7.
“…Extra7, but if anyone asks, don’t tell them my ID.”
Rachel didn’t ask for a reason and simply agreed.
Then, as though she suddenly remembered something, her eyes shot open.
“The one who made 20000TP is…”
“Yes, that’s me.”
“Ah… right… then that equipment… with 20000TP…”
She murmured to herself. It seemed she came to some sort of a conclusion.
I grinned as I left the igloo.
The blizzard was still blowing as fiercely as ever. I put on my hood
again and jumped on the dwarven supercar.
Let’s go to Boss.
I took out a GPS receiver, which I bought from the Player Shop before
separating from the others.
Although it cost 700TP, I considered it a good purchase as it could be
[No.1 GPS – Northeast, 680m]
Boss’ GPS wasn’t too far away.
I stepped on the accelerator, and the dwarven supercar charged through
the snow. Feeling the refreshing air provided by the speed of the
supercar, I crossed 680 meters in exactly 20 seconds.
—In any case…
As soon as I stopped the dwarven supercar, I heard Boss’ voice.
I turned northeast from where I was standing.
Thousand-Mile Eyes pierced through the curtain of snow hindering my
—You have seven lives in this Tower.
I could see Boss’ figure standing in the snow.
However, she wasn’t alone but surrounded by four to five people.
—So I’m sure dying once won’t be a big deal.
Boss’ warning was only met with sneers and ridicule.
—What, you’re going to kill us? Do you think we’ll just stand here
and do nothing?
—Why don’t you take off that bear head? Or do you want us to do it
She had run into thugs. I quickly raised my Desert Eagle.
However, I had no chance to intervene.
The shadow underneath Boss shot up. Black magic power formed the shape of
a blade and pierced the neck of one of the more talkative men.
—H-Hey, just kill her!
The thugs quickly jumped back and unleashed their magic power, but
Boss’ application of magic power was too extraordinary.
After easily neutralized the thugs’ magic power blasts and even
reversing the spell used by the magician, she counterattacked with her
shadow blade, tearing their limbs apart.
Screams of despair and pain and the sound of bones breaking and flesh
being torn apart rang out. A shadow danced above a white field of snow,
with blood and internal organs of humans flying in all directions.
The situation came to an end in just a minute.
Silence returned to the snowfield.
Amidst severed body parts, Boss let out a tired sigh.
There was a single drop of blood on her white skin, which looked
I called out. At that moment, her shoulders slightly flinched. Under the
fiercely blowing blizzard, Boss turned around. Her eyes were slightly
flickering as she stared at me.
However, she soon returned to her usual self and muttered.
“…Yes, it was quite a spectacle.”
I joked. However, Boss didn’t react or say anything in response and
simply walked past me.
Walking forward in the white snowfield, she left behind a trail of blood.
Her footsteps were elegant and powerful but lonesome.
I followed her silently.
The wind blew coldly.
I tried my best to ignore the bear head helmet she was wearing.
On the other hand, Yoo Yeonha was in the outside world, having a video
call with Yoo Jinhyuk.
Yoo Jinhyuk finally revealed a new piece of information to Yoo Yeonha.
She decided not to ask whether he had been hiding it or had just found
—By the way, are you not entering the Tower?
“It’s hard for me to find the time. It apparently takes a month to
finish the tutorial… I’m sure you don’t need me to explain
Past the video call screen, Yoo Yeonha was looking at news regarding the
Tower of Wish being reported.
People returned from the Tower after clearing the tutorial by buying some
sort of a ‘ticket’ and those who died without being able to clear the
tutorial. News regarding them was causing a stir.
—Mm, yeah, that makes sense.
“Anyways, please continue with what you were saying.”
With Yoo Yeonha asking, Yoo Jinhyuk continued.
—Right, so I think this Chameleon Troupe is the group behind the
Kwang-Oh Incident orchestrated by Chae Joochul.
Yoo Yeonha strained her ears with a stiff expression.
The assassin hired by Chae Joochul and commanded by Yoo Jinwoong.
Yoo Jinhyuk was currently telling her the identity of this assassin.
—The problem is whether this Chameleon Troupe is the same as the
Yoo Yeonha stared at Yoo Jinhyuk silently. Her eyes were demanding an
Before talking about this any further, Yoo Jinhyuk first surveyed his
surroundings. There was only a single fly sitting on his window.
—Jesus, how can a fly be that big? Hey, hey, chase that thing out.
“You don’t have to worry about a fly.”
—It’s just too big. What the heck? Did it come back?
“Geez, just ignore it. You’re in North Hamgyeong Province. No one
knows about that place anyways.”
—…Oh, it’s gone. Okay, I won’t say it again, so listen carefully.
After chasing the fly away, Yoo Jinhyuk let out a dry cough and began to
talk about the Chameleon Troupe.
A mysterious group that appeared 30~50 years ago.
An unknown goal, unknown members.
Using the traces they left behind, he could only guess that they were a
crime syndicate with at least 10 powerful members.
—…But you see, back in the day when I was hot stuff, Chameleon
Troupe’s leader died.
—Yeah. I think it was Chae Joochul who killed him, but I’m not
exactly sure. Now, look at the terror incidents that have been happening
Yoo Jinhyuk put up data regarding terror incidents in Pandemonium.
Although terror incidents weren’t rare in Pandemonium, what made the
ones shown on the screen unique was the ‘black lotus’ symbol.
—The Chameleon Troupe must have picked a new leader and resumed their
“Hmm… so who’s their new leader?”
—I don’t know. But! This is where Kim Hajin you love comes in.
“L-Love? We’re just allies—”
—Anyways, it was a young girl who dropped Kim Hajin off at an orphanage.
Yoo Jinhyuk had seen this with his Gift.
—I’m almost one hundred percent positive that this girl is a member
of the Chameleon Troupe. In other words, Kim Hajin will be looking for
the Chameleon Troupe in the future.
Yoo Yeonha nodded. She agreed with what he was saying.
“If things are as you say… it’s really complicated.”
Yoo Yeonha drew a map in her head.
[Chae Joochul = A]
[The Chameleon Troupe’s previous Boss who carried out the Kwang-Oh
Incident = B (now deceased)]
[Working with B, the young girl who brought Kim Hajin to an orphanage = C]
[C is surmised to be a member of the current Chameleon Troupe]
A total of four main characters: A, B, C, and Kim Hajin.
“It’s too complicated….”
—It is. Kim Hajin is only a small fish compared to these giants.
That’s why it looks and feels so dramatic.
—…Think about it.
Yoo Jinhyuk suddenly put on a weird face and shouted.
—Chae Joochul! The child you tried to kill has come back alive!
However, Yoo Yeonha only frowned.
—Chae Joochul will end up being killed by a main character he wasn’t
even aware of. An ‘extra’ if you will.
Yoo Yeonha crossed her arms without replying to Yoo Jinhyuk’s nonsense.
She then thought of Chae Joochul.
Chae Joochul the Immortal.
The owner of Daehyun and an undoubtable giant of Korea.
She had the feeling that it wouldn’t be long until she would face off
against this giant. A part of the reason was the increased pressure from
Chae Joochul as Essence of the Strait continued to grow.
—But Chae Joochul’s granddaughter is your friend and subordinate.
“…She’s my friend only.”
—But be careful. Chae Joochul isn’t someone who would care about his
Yoo Yeonha nodded.
Even if Chae Nayun was her friend and a Hero of Essence of the Strait—
if a day came where she had to swing a blade against Chae Joochul, if a
day came where she had to fight him head-on…
She would never hesitate.
Same time, Chameleon Troupe’s hideout.
In a room called [Droon’s Playroom], which Kim Hajin made with special
“…What an interesting story~”
Droon stretched big. In his eyes, the conversation Yoo Yeonha and Yoo
Jinhyuk had was being replayed.
“Is my mission over now?”
In the past, Boss and Jain tried to employ several information guilds to
look into Kim Hajin’s past. However, they had failed every time. Droon,
who was investigating Kim Hajin’s past independently, made an
Well, calling it a ‘harvest’ was a bit misleading.
It was the only result he obtained from Mimyo’s 133-day stakeout.
“Should I tell them…?”
Mimyo, who was disguised as a fly, brought back an interesting
Regardless of whether it was true or false, things were sure to become
touchy once either side found out.
After mulling over it for a long time, Droon shook his head.
“Everything they talked about were ‘speculations’. Telling Boss or
Hyung about it will only cause problems.”
Droon didn’t want Boss and Kim Hajin to fight yet.
“Hajin Hyung made this playroom for me, and Boss took me in. Yep,
Droon grinned and came to a decision on his own.
“…But if everything is true.”
But he couldn’t help but think of this possibility.
If everything Yoo Jinhyuk said were true.
‘The young girl who dropped a baby off at an orphanage’ — If Hajin
Hyung really was this baby and Boss was this young girl…
Then Boss killed Hajin Hyung’s parents?
“Yikes, how scary.”
Trembling at just the thought of this brutal truth, Droon quickly hid
under his blanket.