The Novel's Extra - chapter-27
Chae Nayun’s team remained dead silent. They didn’t have any other
choice but to quietly wait for another team to show up. She wanted to be
far away from the boss so she could at least breathe with ease, but she
had to stay close enough to see the another team coming.
At that moment…
The silence was broken by a sudden scream. For some reason, Sven was
having a seizure. Chae Nayun and her team members all turned towards Sven
in shock before quickly turning towards the Magma Golem in terror. Just
as they feared, the Magma Golem was staring at them. The faces of the
seven team members turned pale.
With a roar resembling an earthquake, the Magma Golem slammed down its
fist on the ground. Lava flowed into the ground from its body. Chae Nayun
picked up Sven and shouted loudly.
Immediately afterwards, lava erupted from the ground they were standing
on. It was one of Magma Golem’s attacks, a terrifying ambush attack
that sent lava underground and making it erupt into a pillar of fire.
Though the cadets spread out before it was too late, the Magma Golem was
only getting started.
From its face, what had to be a “mouth” opened wide. From inside, a
current of lava poured out like a torrent. The Magma Golem rode the lava
current it spat out, charging towards Chae Nayun’s team.
The terrifying sight of a giant golem sliding down a current of lava
caused Chae Nayun’s team to run away in fear.
The Magma Golem’s first target was Chae Nayun, who was slowed down by
having to carry Sven.
After arriving in front of her in an instant, it brandished its arms,
slamming down and swinging sideways.
Chae Nayun concentrated entirely on dodging the Magma Golem’s attacks.
Meanwhile, Sven began to murmur strange words on her back. Because he
spoke in German, Chae Nayun couldn’t understand a thing he said.
“Hey! Stop screwing around and wake up!”
Immediately after her shout, a pillar of fire shot up from the place Chae
Nayun was standing on. Chae Nayun quickly jumped back, but that wasn’t
the only a pillar of fire. Lava was erupting all around her.
Chae Nayun found herself trapped by several pillars of fire. In front of
her, the Magma Golem raised its arms up high.
At that moment, Chae Nayun sensed her death.
‘This golem will kill me. This terrifying being in front of me can’t
possibly be just a puppet…’ Petrified, she couldn’t think about
anything else. Without closing her eyes, she stared at the two fists
crashing down on her.
Just when the horrifying torrent of lava was about to devour her, the
Magma Golem’s head bent forward. With its arms raised, the Magma Golem
stopped moving. Its expression showed that it was enraged, but its body
remained frozen as though the sudden attack petrified its entire body.
Chae Nayun turned towards the direction of the mysterious attack.
There, she saw a man carrying a handgun.
We stood in front of a giant wall.
A wall made of volcanic rocks that were at least 10 meters tall. This
wall, which was blocking the path to the boss area, wasn’t here just a
moment ago. But figuring out who put it here wasn’t the biggest problem.
“Hey, sharpshooter, didn’t you say the boss was up ahead? It’s a
“It should be past this wall. Break it.”
“…Acting like the leader, huh.”
Even as he complained, Jayden took out his sword. A blade covered in
magic power drew a diagonal line.
However, not even a scratch appeared on the wall. Only Jayden’s hand
“Aaak! Yeah, genius idea!”
It must have hurt quite a bit, as Jayden ran around in pain. Standing
still, I fell in thought. If Jayden’s sword qi couldn’t break the
wall, it had to be made of magic power. In that case, Yoo Yeonha
wouldn’t be able to break through it either.
“Is this really the right path? There was a fork in the road on our way
Yoo Yeonha asked in doubt as she touched the wall here and there.
“This is the right place.”
No matter what anyone said, I could clearly see Chae Nayun and her team
fighting the Magma Golem beyond the wall.
I closely inspected the wall blocking our path. Raising my head, I looked
up. I could see a stream of light faintly shining from the top.
The team members also looked up.
“There’s a gap.”
Was it for ventilation? Or was it carelessness by whoever created this
wall? In any case, it was most certainly a mistake.
“How are we going to climb up there?” Jayden asked.
“You can’t?” I retorted, genuinely curious. The average jump height
of warrior cadets was 4 meters. Adding magic power on top of that, it
shouldn’t be difficult to jump several times that height. Even though
the wall was a bit high, it shouldn’t be to the point that they
couldn’t climb up.
“What, you think you can do it? What are you going to hold onto when we
can’t even make a dent in the wall?”
Jayden seemed to have given up, but I felt like I could do it. Just like
Jayden said, we couldn’t make dents on the wall. However, the surface
of volcanic rocks was rugged by nature. With my Art, I should be able to
‘I didn’t think Parkour would come into use so quickly…’
“I’m going ahead, so you guys can do whatever you want.”
“Stop joking. Let’s go back and try the other pathway.”
With that, Yoo Yeonha turned back. However, I lightly jumped up. Grabbing
onto a jagged part of the wall’s surface, I put my legs up. Then, I
reached up with my hand. My hands and feet stuck to the wall like magnets.
Just like that, I climbed the wall and reached the top in the blink of an
eye. Then, I looked down. For a moment, I felt lightheaded. It was higher
than I imagined.
“Is that guy a cat?”
Jayden murmured in disbelief. I also enjoyed seeing my team members’
But I didn’t have the time to leisurely admire the view.
A deep ringing sound capable of instilling terror rang out beyond the
“W-What! What was that!?”
“You guys come up too. I’m going first!”
I squeezed myself through the gap and used Parkour to climb down.
After landing, I finally caught a glimpse of Chae Nayun and her team
being chased by a Magma Golem.
Just by looking at it, one could see that it wasn’t a puppet. The
entire Field was melting with its every movement, so how could it be a
I quickly ran towards them and opened the extradimensional space in my
Stigma. The tattoo on my upper arm glowed, and a corporeal magic power
gathered in my hand. In an instant, it condensed into a gun and several
I loaded a bullet I had prepared beforehand. It was a water attribute
magic bullet, one I had made for emergency use. Though it was an
expensive investment costing 30 SP, with the strong luck that went into
making it, it would undoubtedly show great destructive power.
After running in range to shoot, I stopped. I panted from being out of
breath, but I didn’t have time to rest. Chae Nayun was surrounded by
the Magma Golem. I immediately aimed at the back of Magma Golem’s head
The bullet struck the Magma Golem’s head squarely, and the Magma
Golem’s head bent forward. Immediately afterwards, the water attribute
bullet reacted to its lava body and petrified its upper body. It was the
so-called paralysis state.
I looked past the Magma Golem.
Sven was on Chae Nayun’s back. Chae Nayun seemed to be in a momentary
shock, while Sven looked like he had already fallen to a Djinn.
I shouted at Chae Nayun.
“Hey! Snap out of it!”
Thankfully, Chae Nayun responded quickly.
“First, put that guy on your back on the ground.”
“What, where are the others? Why are you the only one…”
“Put him down!”
Chae Nayun put Sven down like I said.
I ran in since the situation looked grim, but now I broke out in a cold
sweat. At the same time, the Magma Golem’s body trembled. It seemed it
wanted to eject the bullet from its body. In other words, it would move
I signaled Chae Nayun.
“Hurry up and…”
Before I could finish my sentence, Chae Nayun shouted. Immediately
afterwards, a spear flew in and pierced the Magma Golem’s neck. Her
teammates followed suit. I quickly turned around and ran behind Chae
“Buy time for me!”
Chae Nayun shouted as she pulled on her arrowless bowstring. Soon, her
magic power condensed on her bow. She seemed to be making special magic
power arrow. It was likely what she learned from her previous defeat to
the museum’s Djinn. As expected, Chae Nayun wasn’t lazy when it came
to self-reflection and training.
I dropped my jaws in awe at the sight happening in front of me.
Chae Nayun’s magic power created a fierce current, which rushed towards
the bow and formed an arrow. In truth, it was too big to be called an
arrow. It was a pillar. An attack of this level was impossible without
exceptional mental power and application of magic power.
But before her arrow could finish forming, the Magma Golem freed itself
Her teammates tried to hold out as long as they could, but they were sent
flying by a single swing of its arm. Roaring, the Magma Golem charged
towards Chae Nayun.
I quickly held up my gun.
But before the Magma Golem’s fist could reach Chae Nayun and before I
could fire my gun, a single sword strike blocked the Magma Golem’s
The sword strike… came from Sven.
After blocking the Magma Golem with his sword, Sven turned around and
“Sorry, I was late to recover.”
Chae Nayun let go of her bowstring without an answer. Sven jumped to the
side. With a brilliant light, Chae Nayun’s giant arrow pierced through
the Magma Golem’s heart.
As soon as she shot her arrow, Chae Nayun collapsed on the ground. She
knew she would need at least 15 seconds until she could move.
Even after taking such an enormous magic power attack, the Magma Golem
didn’t die. Chae Nayun softly bit her lips.
“I’ll take care of the rest.”
But before the Magma Golem could recover and attack, Sven sliced off its
head. With that, the Magma Golem’s body turned into hard volcanic rock
Silence descended in the battlefield.
Sven put away his sword, walked up to me, and gave a slight nod.
“Thank you for helping us.”
I stared at Sven.
He had undoubtedly formed a contract with a Djinn. But unlike in the
original story, he didn’t lose control. I was thankful for now. I had
no more energy left to fight a Djinn.
But Sven was destined to go berserk. While being eaten by the devil, he
would tread farther into the path of destruction.
That was because the devil Sven was contracted to was far too strong for
him to handle…
“Sure took your sweet time, bastard.”
Chae Nayun muttered while bent down on the ground. She seemed to have a
lot to say, but she must have been out of strength as she closed her