The Novel's Extra - chapter-179
While I was stuck in the elevator, I talked to Muninn’s egg. It
wasn’t anything interesting. I just told it fun folktales like the
story of the rabbit and the turtle and the story of the three little
As the egg periodically shook, I knew it would hatch soon.
[You arrived on the 2nd floor.]
Exactly 4 hours later, the elevator stopped on the 2nd floor.
I put on my mask and hood, then did a maintenance check on the Desert
0.5 seconds to load and reload, 1.5 seconds to transform the gun with
That was enough.
The elevator door opened with a futuristic sound. Beyond it was a vast
forest. Warm sunlight shone down from the sky, and hot air enveloped my
I stepped into the grass and surveyed the area with my Thousand-Mile Eyes.
Thankfully, Luke wasn’t too far away. Judging by the empty plaza in
front of him, the second wave of Players still seemed to be in their
First, I climbed a tree. Then, I jumped from tree to tree, looking for a
place where the entire plaza was in full view.
After checking out dozens of trees, I finally found a tree that could
fully view the plaza and was by a cliff so there was little chance of me
I sat down on the branch. Now, I just had to wait until Jin Sahyuk came
10 minutes, 30 minutes, 90 minutes… then three hours.
“I can wait. I like staying hidden. It’s fun. It’s great.”
Using [Lv.6 Demon’s Cunning Speech], I casted self-hypnosis. I no
longer felt bored out of my mind and suddenly felt full of energy.
It was quite mysterious. In any case, I was now fueled up to wait even
6 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours…
During the course of a day, the extreme heat changed to extreme cold and
day turned to night.
Finally, Players appeared in the plaza.
Close to 2000 Players were instantaneously summoned. The burst of light
that flashed out upon their arrival almost blinded me.
—W-Where are we?
—This must be the 2nd floor.
—Shh, don’t reveal any information.
Some looked confused, while some seemed to know about the 2nd floor. The
former should be ordinary people (or Djinns) or those from small guilds.
The latter should be members of large guilds or Djinn groups.
I scanned the crowd and looked for a specific target.
—Wow, look, it’s Kim Suho.
—Tsk, why did he have to come here? He could have stayed outside and
become the world’s youngest high-intermediate rank Hero.
Kim Suho stood out even among the crowd of 2000 people. His handsome face
was shining like it was covered in gold. I was happy to see him, but my
gaze coldly grazed past him.
Not long afterwards, I found my target. She was someone who was just as
important as Kim Suho.
Jin Sahyuk. She was standing with her arms crossed like an iron-blooded
I tightened my grip on the Desert Eagle.
When Players died on the 2nd floor, they had to start over from the
tutorial. Furthermore, they would lose the right to keep all the skills
they acquired in the Tower. It wasn’t a coincidence that Players had 7
lives and could have a maximum of 7 skills (with the black ticket being
I planned to kill Jin Sahyuk at least twice.
I wanted to ambush her right away, but with Luke being so close by, I had
no choice but to wait.
Even the 2nd floor’s administrator was far stronger than me in the real
world. As such, I had to fight Jin Sahyuk far away from him.
“As you can see… the 2nd floor of the Tower is chaotic. It is filled
with all sorts of frightening aspects of nature.”
Players were carefully listening to the administrator’s speech. Jin
Sahyuk was the only one yawning. A few Players even glared at her loud
“Your goal is simple. Pave through this chaotic nature filled with
traps and monsters and find the elevator to the 3rd floor.”
Luke gave the second wave of Players the same speech he gave to the
first. Jin Sahyuk was bored. Even without an explanation, she was
confident in steamrolling through everything that hindered her.
“Each elevator can hold 50 people, which is quite a lot. Unfortunately,
they are very slow. Each elevator takes 8 hours to travel back and forth.
In other words, once the elevator departs, it will not come down for the
next 8 hours.”
That was all Jin Sahyuk needed to hear. Listening to the rest of Luke’s
speech with distracted ears, Jin Sahyuk turned around and began to walk
“But be careful. In this place, there may be hunters other than
monsters who are out to prey on you.”
The administrator gave a final warning.
Bothered by this particular sentence, Jin Sahyuk stopped and looked at
the administrator. For some reason… he seemed to be staring at her.
“There are Players who remained on the 2nd floor or came back from an
upper floor to attack and steal from newer Players. You will need to
watch out for these ‘Newbie Hunters’. They know that you have at
least 1000TP, and that you are at your weakest.”
The crowd stirred. It seemed this was the first time guild members were
hearing about this. Because guilds were so focused on how to climb the
Tower quicker, they had forgotten about other Players who had
“Now, go out and find an elevator.”
With that, the administrator sat down under a tree and began to read a
The majority of Players including Jin Sahyuk stopped paying attention to
the administrator and headed off. Even Players, who weren’t among the
majority only gave the administrator a light bow before going on their
There was only one group who stayed and approached the administrator.
Unsurprisingly, it was Kim Suho and his companions.
“…Being nosy again. Tsk, tsk.”
Jin Sahyuk sneered at Kim Suho and headed north. Unlike many others, she
In Jin Sahyuk’s eyes, Newbie Hunters were just a source of money and
food. She wasn’t afraid of them in the slightest.
“Come get me.”
She walked with confidence.
With every step, a thin current of magic power shot up.
After 30 minutes of her come-and-get-me walking, a boar appeared that was
attracted by her magic power.
[Lv.2 Blackblood Boar]
The large boar charged forward. Jin Sahyuk lightly shot a bolt of magic
The boar’s internal organs were blown up, killing it instantly.
Jin Sahyuk approached the corpse and carefully emitted her magic power,
dismantling the boar’s meat and leather. She took only the most
delicious parts of the meat and the thickest parts of the leather.
Everything was done with the information she gained outside the Tower.
Afterwards, Jin Sahyuk continued forward. Contrary to her expectations,
no Newbie Hunters challenged her, and only unintelligent monsters
It seemed even the weakest humans recognized a predator.
Jin Sahyuk let out a disappointed sigh.
Suddenly, an unnatural current of wind blew, a strange spiral of air
stormed past her.
Immediately, an alarm rang in her head.
Jin Sahyuk instinctively twisted her body and clad herself in qi
reinforcement. The next moment, a beam of light pierced her shoulder.
Blood spurted out, and an intense pang of pain struck her.
Strength instantly left her body, her legs gave out, and she fell
However, she quickly picked herself back up.
Using her magic power, she stitched up her wound. She made up for the
large amount of blood she lost by circulating her blood quicker with her
magic power. At the same time, she calculated the direction that the
attack came from and threw a bolt of magic power. Her attack shot forward
like an arrow and completely destroyed all trees in its path.
Jin Sahyuk spoke in a low tone. But with her voice carrying her magic
power, it spread far and wide.
The attacker reacted to her voice with another bullet.
This time, she didn’t let it get her. The bullet touched the magic
barrier she quickly created. The barrier was shattered the moment it
touched the bullet, but it managed to change its course just slightly.
That was enough. Jin Sahyuk quickly twisted her body and dodged the
She had already learned from the initial attack.
Now, long ranged snipes would no longer work on her.
She didn’t know who could be so daring to attack her, but as far as she
was concerned, it was his loss the moment he couldn’t kill her with the
However, the attacker shot another bullet.
It seemed he wasn’t a learner like her.
Jin Sahyuk grinned and unleashed a barrier.
The bullet suddenly curved in the air, ignoring the laws of nature and
flying towards the blind spot of her barrier. It was impossible to dodge
it. Jin Sahyuk hastily calculated the bullet’s point of impact and
concentrated her magic power in that spot.
This time, her thigh was hit. Her quick concentration of magic power
managed to prevent her leg from being blown off, but an unbearable pain
coursed through her.
With the rustling sound of leaves, a man jumped down from a tree.
The man predicted to be the sniper was wearing a mask and a hood.
However, he then threw them off and revealed his bare face.
He began to walk towards her. Jin Sahyuk carefully observed his face.
She knew exactly who he was.
After firing three bullets, I deactivated the sniper rifle mode. Then, I
jumped down from the tree I was sitting on. I considered mixing in
Stigma’s magic power in a bullet to kill her in one blow, but I decided
otherwise. If she dodged, my ultimate attack would have been wasted, and
even if it did hit her, she would only lose one life from it.
To take at least three lives from killing her, I had to blow her head off
with a shotgun. That was the only way.
I approached Jin Sahyuk.
“It’s been a while, eh?”
Jin Sahyuk was glaring at me. I thought she had fallen backwards, but she
was already up.
Behind her, dozens of magic power weapons undulated.
It was her special application of magic power. Her magic power capacity
surpassed even Chae Nayun’s, and her magic power control and magic
power adaptability were the greatest in the history of mankind. Her Gift,
Magic Arms, was a simple yet devastating ability with the power to create
thousands of weapons with magic power.
But as that should be something the current Jin Sahyuk was incapable of
handling, I furrowed my brows.
“You obtained a hidden piece, didn’t you?”
Jin Sahyuk didn’t reply, but I was confident in my guess. I didn’t
know exactly how she found it, but she must have chosen ‘remove 10% of
the stat restriction’ as her reward.
Jin Sahyuk, who was only glaring at me, finally spoke up.
“Did you come down to get killed?”
I smirked. It seemed she was wondering why I didn’t just kill her from
Of course, if I wanted to, I could have easily done so. Without her
finding out who killed her, I could have killed her slowly or swiftly.
But there was a reason I came down from the tree.
“It was to kill you thoroughly.”
That lit her fuse.
Dozens of edged weapons, blunt weapons, arrows, and harpoons shot towards
However, they were all toothpicks in front of my eyes.
I transformed the Desert Eagle into an assault rifle.
Jin Sahyuk’s weapons shot towards me like a torrential rain, but in
Bullet Time, they were moving like turtles.
The movements of each of her magic weapons were clear and obvious.
First, I needed to test how many bullets I needed to strike down one
I fired two bullets.
The first caused her magic weapon to waver, and the second made it
After learning that two bullets were enough, I began to shoot down her
weapons, starting from the ones closest to me.
The lighter arrows only took one bullet, and the rest took two.
However, Jin Sahyuk’s barrage of weapons never ceased. Her magic power
capacity was seemingly endless. As such, I began to space out the usage
of Bullet Time.
After firing a round of bullets, I deactivated Bullet Time.
The world instantly hastened.
Jin Sahyuk’s mouth moved once again.
I instantly scanned my targets, then reactivated Bullet Time. By
deactivating Bullet Time for a split second and reactivating it, I was
conserving as much time as possible.
Eventually, Jin Sahyuk should run out of magic power.
On the other hand…
[Assault rifle bullet x119]
I wouldn’t run out of bullets any time soon.
Kwang, Kwang, Kwang!
Magic power continually clashed with bullets. Dust and wind swirled in
Through this drawn out exchange, I became confident that I would win.
There simply wasn’t a way for me to lose.
Jin Sahyuk must have felt the same thing.
Her expression was honest, being clearly muddled with rage. She seemed to
be running out of steam, as the strength of her magic power dwindled.
I couldn’t help but wonder what she was thinking right now.
When Jin Sahyuk’s attacks clearly became much weaker, I decided to stop
wasting my bullets. I put my gun down and activated a skill.
[Lv.3 Extraction and Permanent Materialization]
A skill that could be used for both offense and defense.
Jin Sahyuk’s magic power would now condense into crystals and fall
before reaching me.
[Lv.2 Jin Sahyuk’s Mana Crystal]
[Lv.1 Jin Sahyuk’s Mana Crystal]
Tk, tk, tk, tk….
The crystals fell on the ground like tiny droplets of rain. By the time
twenty-six crystals fell on the ground, Jin Sahyuk’s attacks stopped.
She glared at me with frozen eyes.
Her eyes were wet with tears. I didn’t know whether they were from
anger or resentment, but I knew they weren’t from fear or sadness.
I sneered as I approached her. Because she squeezed out every drop of her
magic power, she shouldn’t be able to move even a finger.
I walked up to her and transformed the assault rifle into a shotgun.
Jin Sahyuk clenched her teeth.
“…I’ll admit it. Right now… you are stronger.”
Jin Sahyuk muttered.
“But ask yourself this.”
Glaring at me with eyes full of hatred, she continued.
“Will you be able to kill me seven times?”
However, it wasn’t even a question worth answering.
Seven times? I only needed to kill her thrice.
I strongly kicked her knee.
After forcing her to kneel in front of me, I pointed the barrel of the
shotgun to her head.
Looking down at her, I grinned.
Before she went back to the tutorial… I said this.
“See you later.”
Hoping for these words to instill fear in her heart, I pulled the
trigger. A slug clad in Stigma’s magic power shot out.
Soon, a deep silence descended.
Because the death was instantaneous, no blood spurted out. Her body
dispersed into blue particles of light.
The blowing wind carried the particles away.
I breathed a sigh of relief.
The first killing of Jin Sahyuk was a success.
It was so easy that I felt stupid for worrying about it so much.
To be honest, there simply was no way for me to lose.
Even if her Magic Arms struck me directly, my Lv.4 armor would have
protected me. Should I have let her hit me a few times?
I stretched with satisfaction. Then…
My smartwatch rang.
[You won from a duel with a Target!]
[Target ‘Kim Hajin’ acquires the following victory reward!]
An incomprehensible system alert was written on the screen.
4th floor, final area.
Boss, Jain, and Cheok Jungyeong were standing in front of one of the 4th
floor’s crystal stele.
“I think I will have to go outside.”
Reaching the crystal stele meant that they had cleared the 4th floor.
The 4th floor’s mission was to defeat the eight undead kings in eight
compass directions. To advance to the 5th floor, one only needed to
defeat one of the eight kings and find the crystal stele in its palace.
“Outside? To Earth? Why~?”
“It’s starting to get fun, Boss. Why don’t you wait until you clear
the 5th floor?”
Jain and Cheok Jungyeong tried to persuade her.
“No, I don’t think I can wait any longer.”
However, Boss was determined.
She was no longer able to ignore the doubt and suspicion in her heart.
She wasn’t sure whether the magnifying glass was faulty or if Kim Hajin
was mistaken, but she needed to know why Kim Hajin would have such a
feeling to sleep soundly.
Jain, who was calmly watching Boss, stepped up.
“Move aside, Jungyeong.”
“What? Why always me….”
“Move it. You’ve been exiled before in your past life, right?”
“What does that have to do with any—”
After sending Cheok Jungyeong off, Jain walked up to Boss.
“Something’s been bothering you, right? Tell me.”
She whispered in her ears.
“…I can’t tell you yet.”
However, Boss remained silent. In a situation where she couldn’t be
certain of anything, she didn’t want to bring discourse among troupe
‘I’ll find out the truth, no matter what it takes.’
Seeing Boss’ determination, Jain didn’t dig into it any further.
“If you say so….”
“Alright, I’ll see you two later then.”
“Don’t go and hurt yourself, okay?”
After nodding, Boss looked through the Player Shop to buy the necessary
tickets, while Jain and Cheok Jungyeong walked up to the crystal stele.
After about five minutes…
“Are we going up right away~? Do you have enough potions?”
“I’m always ready.”
“Okay, then let’s go~”
Boss slowly approached Jain and Cheok Jungyeong, who were talking
“Boss? You still haven’t left?”
Jain widened her eyes and tilted her head.
Boss stared at Jain for a moment, then mumbled softly.
“…Lend me some money.”
“I, I need to buy a return ticket and re-entrance ticket, but I’m
Jain stared at her, blinking in surprise. Boss quickly added an excuse.
“…I ended up spending too much.”
Jain immediately furrowed her brows.
“Boss, you donated to authors again? I told you not to do it!”
She didn’t donate to just novel authors. She even donated to manhwa
authors and artists.
Even if she liked art, it wasn’t like she was from the House of
Boss swallowed her saliva.
“Sorry… that’s been my only source of entertainment recently…
I’ll try to curb my habits when I come back. My sense of money has been
muddled when compared to reality—”
“Ah, this is all Hajin’s fault! It’s because he spoils you that you
can’t think rationally….”
Jain began to nag her. Boss was about to say that she should be more
respectful to her boss, but she swallowed her words and listened to
Boss knew that Jain became terrifying when it came to anything related to