The Novel's Extra - chapter-317
“Hello, we are at the opening of the Gate of Glory.”
Reporters from all over the world gathered in Hamgyeong Province.
Although they were prohibited from going near the gate, they could film
and report from afar.
“On estime que la porte….”
“Zarban and Leonardo have been selected for the final 200…..”
Various languages could be heard in the North Hamgyeong Province Plaza.
Noticing the countless cameras, Yoo Yeonha busily went around meeting
celebrities that were present.
“You’re here too, Soohyuk-ssi?”
After meeting several corporate leaders, Yoo Yeonha found Park Soohyuk,
the CEO of SH Agency, now renowned as the world’s greatest.
“Haha, yes, I was lucky enough to receive an invitation.”
“It might get dangerous when the gate opens.”
“I’m sure it’ll be fine, especially with Essence of the Strait’s
guild members protecting us.”
Hearing Park Soohyuk’s subtle praise, Yoo Yeonha smiled. As he said,
many Essence of the Strait guild members, including Kim Youngjin, Yi
Jin-Ah, Leonel, Yohei, Shen Yuan, Ah Hae-In, and even Heynckes, none of
whom were even among the 200 chosen to enter the gate, were present at
“Still, stay alert. At least make sure you’re wearing protective
“Oh, protective gear?”
Park Soohyuk smiled in response and tapped on his smartwatch.
Immediately, reinforced magic power rose up from the watch and shrouded
Yoo Yeonha watched the scene and nodded her head in satisfaction. Park
Soohyuk’s smartwatch had a detailed magic enchantment courtesy of
[Dimensional Entropy]. Developed by Essential Dynamics, it was the
commercial version of Protect Watch.
Reinforced magic power produced by the Protect Watch rivaled that of an
intermediate-rank grade-1 Hero. It was no different than a portable suit
of armor. Unsurprisingly, its cost of production and lack of material
made it worth well over 100 million won.
“It’s scary how far Essence of the Strait’s technology has gone. I
can’t begin to see the end of it.”
Park Soohyuk shook his head in raw amazement.
“Huhu, the new technological revolution is only just beginning.”
Dimensional Entropy, a resource containing infinite potential. Just
thinking about it put a smile on Yoo Yeonha’s face.
At that moment, a huge surge of magic power erupted, and the area turned
“I-It looks like the gate is opening!”
“What a brilliant flash of mana!”
The earth shook, and the screams of reporters and spectators intertwined.
Yoo Yeonha and Park Soohyuk quickly clad themselves in reinforced magic
power, while Jin Sechan, Kim Youngjin, and other core members of Essence
of the Strait ran to Yoo Yeonha.
They came to lead Yoo Yeonha to a safer place.
But, at that moment…
Several streams of magic power shot up through the ground. Like
tentacles, the streams of magic power coiled around Yoo Yeonha’s body
and dragged her underneath before the Heroes could do anything.
Kim Youngjin and Jin Sechan immediately threw themselves into the crack
in the ground.
… My head hurt, and my body felt feeble. It felt like my body was
floating on water, exhausted and lacking in energy. I couldn’t see
anything nor feel the flow of time.
Strangely, my consciousness slowly turned clearer. Who I am, why I’m
here, what I needed to do from here…. My understanding of the situation
At that moment, the sound of someone’s breath flowed into my ears. I
couldn’t tell whether it was mine or someone else’s. I simply focused
on the sound and tried to regain my dulled senses.
I heard another breath. It was easy from then. I could tell now that the
breath was indeed mine. I repeatedly took long breaths and moved parts of
my body. Soon, my eyes opened.
My vision returned, and the first thing I saw was an old drawer. It was
worn-down and moldy, with bugs crawling over it.
I frowned and twisted my body towards the ceiling.
The bed I was lying on made a creaking noise. The ceiling was even
moldier than the drawer.
“…Am I in a prison cell?”
With a bewildered murmur, I got up. Immediately, a huge wave of dizziness
swept through me, and my body fell back on the bed.
The shabby bed broke down.
It seemed I had no choice but to rest a bit more. I pressed my temple for
the next five minutes and then got up once more.
I was still dizzy, but I could move properly. First, I checked the
interior of the room. A bed, a drawer, and a closet with two uniforms.
Other than those, a mish-mash of items on the drawer were the only
I examined the writing utensils on the drawer. A notepad, a pen, a bag, a
half-eaten bento box, and an identification card.
The identification card was obviously the most eye-catching item.
[Lorenzio Secret Service, F-rank Sharpshooter – Kim Hajin]
[ID Number – 02937102]
“F-rank Sharpshooter… Kim Hajin?”
I frowned. I knew nothing about how the Demon Realm Gate worked.
Naturally, I had no clue what situation I was in.
I examined the identification card more closely, but there wasn’t
anything else of note. Next, I opened the drawer. A crossbow and an arrow
were stored inside it.
‘I guess I am one.’ I laughed inwardly and opened the second layer.
It only had casual clothes and nothing else. It was the same for the
“…What situation am I in?”
‘There isn’t even a hint?’ Just as I was thinking that, a series of
messages popped up in front of me.
[This is the world where Baal was first born.]
[You are participating as a supporter of this world, and your goal is the
annihilation of Baal.]
[Your variable stats have been suppressed from the effects of dimensional
travel, but do not worry. It will be fixed over time, or you can hasten
it through training.]
[A total of 200 people from Earth have entered the Demon Realm Gate.]
I studied the messages then checked my stats.
[Strength 4 (+1)]
[Stamina 4 (+1)]
[Speed 4 (+1)]
[Perception 4 (+1)]
[Vitality 4 (+1)]
[Magic Power 4 (+1)]
*Status Effect: 「Rejective Force」 is temporarily reducing your
▷「Master Sharpshooter」 [High-rank] [Composite-attribute] [Evolving]
▷「Young Dwarf’s Dexterity」 [High-rank] [Illusion-attribute]
▷「Random Consolidation System」 [Intermediate-rank]
[Spirit-attribute] [4-Stage Consolidation]
▷「Constraints and Amplifications」 [Intermediate-rank]
▷「Magic Dysfunction 」 [High-rank] [Illusion-attribute] [Evolving]
▷「Random Consolidation System」 [Intermediate-rank]
[Spirit-attribute] [4-Stage Consolidation]
*Status Effect: 「Rejective Force」 is temporarily reducing the power
of all Gifts and Physiques.
I wasn’t sure what rejective force was exactly, but I checked
Stigma’s magic power first.
Guoo…. Thankfully, I still had all five streaks of Stigma. However, the
weapons I stored inside the Stigma were gone. Both the Desert Eagle and
“Wait, hey, where are my weapons?”
I asked, but no reply returned. I became worried. I couldn’t do
anything without my gear.
It was then.
—It’s time for food~! Come out, everyone~!
Someone’s shouting voice rang out from outside the door. It was so loud
that even the room was shaking.
I flinched, then looked out the window. The navy sky clearly indicated it
was twilight. They’re eating at this time of the day?
Other voices rang out. I opened the door to check what was going on. A
hallway stretched out beyond the door, and I could see other people
busily running towards one direction. I seemed to be in a dorm of some
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I changed into the uniform hanging in the worn-down closet and chased
after them. Five minutes later, we arrived at a cafeteria, similar to the
one I saw when I was in the Korean army in the original world.
I followed what the others were doing. After receiving my portion of
food, I sat down at a random table.
“…Ah, you idiot, no, you retard!”
But at that moment, a man who seemed to be a leader or instructor of some
sort pointed at me and shouted. Everyone in the cafeteria turned to me,
and I stood up straight in a fluster. I was reacting the same way I did
when I messed up in the army.
“Are you a D-rank?! Why are you sitting at the D-rank table?!”
I could guess what I did wrong. I was F-rank according to my
I shot up with an apology.
“Sit down at the correct place next time, you brainless fool!”
“Yes! My apologies!”
“Screw off now.”
I glanced at the instructor before looking at the table I was just at.
Indeed, the letter ‘D’ was clearly inscribed on it.
Distancing myself from the table, I began to look for the table with the
In the corner of the cafeteria, I found a table that was on the brink of
I scurried towards it and sat down next to someone I didn’t know. Soon
afterward, a man with disheveled hair came and sat down as well.
I looked at the man sitting in front of me. More precisely, I looked at
the uniform he was wearing. On his chest was a sword-shaped nameplate,
and his uniform was light-green colored just like the one I had.
Next, I turned to the D-rank table I was just at. The people sitting
there had uniforms that were slightly greener.
It seemed the color of the uniform was a good indicator of one’s rank.
I nodded my head and talked to the guy sitting next to me.
The man looked at me curiously. I thought about what to ask before giving
up. It didn’t seem like such a good idea to ask where we were or what
we were doing here.
“…No, nothing. Do you want to eat my share as well?”
“Huh…? Uh, sure.”
—One, two! One, two! One, two!
After the early breakfast came a morning training session. I used
Stigma’s magic power to make it seem like my right arm was rotting so I
could skip it and go collect information about this world.
To the right of the military training ground was a large castle.
According to 「Observation and Reading」, it was [Duke Lorenzio’s
Castle]. It was likely the military command of this place.
I turned my gaze to the left of the military training ground, where the
dorm I woke up in was located. Several college building-like structures
were standing there. The entire place seemed to be called [Lorenzio
Knight Training Institution].
Compared to it, the military training ground and the dorm were places
where trash was stored.
I slowly walked towards the left. After about 500 steps from the training
ground, I arrived at a large building. The word ‘library’ was written
across it. Luckily, I arrived at the perfect place to help me learn about
I walked in without hesitation. Perhaps because of the morning training,
no one was inside.
“Let’s see. History, history, history….”
I went to the history section of the library and picked out several books
to read. The information I obtained from 30 minutes of reading was the
I was in a dukedom ruled by the Lorenzio clan, and the dukedom was part
of the Arunheim Kingdom.
Duke Lorenzio was a commander, and the Lorenzio Knight Training
Institution trained not only knights but also foot soldiers.
I was unsurprisingly a common soldier. Even among them, I was at the
lowest F-rank, being nothing more than a meat shield.
“…Did I possess this guy’s body?”
I frowned and complained inwardly about being a common soldier. Still, I
was happy I got to learn a little more about the world behind the Demon
I got up from the seat and stood in front of a library mirror. I still
looked like myself – Kim Hajin.
Then, I suddenly remembered something and nodded my head.
It wasn’t that I took over someone’s body. In novel terminology, I
had transmigrated, meaning that I was inserted into this world.
I took out the notepad I brought from my room and jotted down my current
Recover my strength and find other Heroes from Earth.
Find Bell. He will be the key to Baal’s descent.
Find my weapon. In addition to the Desert Eagle and Aether, Misteltein
Bullet was critical for annihilating Baal.
Annihilation of Baal.
Just as I finished writing my goals…
Someone shouted and grabbed me by the neck.
“You retard, who do you think you are? This isn’t a place you can
Startled, I turned around. A red-haired knight was glaring at me, with
his hand still on my neck.
“Huh? Sorry, I, aaak—!”
I couldn’t resist at all. The difference in our strength was too big,
and the knight simply dragged me away.
“H-Hold on a minute!”
“This is the first time I’ve seen a soldier sneak into the library.”
“W-Wait, I didn’t sneak in, I just wanted to read some books…”
“That’s what sneaking in is.”
With those two words, my breath stopped. His grip around my neck became
stronger, and I couldn’t eke out another word.
Just like that, I blacked out.
“…An F-rank soldier sneaked into the library?”
Knight Commander Airun furrowed her brows at the unexpected report. She
had the highest position in the Lorenzio Knight Training Institution and
was a sworn sister of Duke Lorenzio’s daughter.
“Yes, we threw him into a cell for now.”
“…What would a foot soldier even read there? I’m sure he just got
The male knight shook his head at Airun’s question.
“That’s what I thought when I first received the report, but we found
a stack of books he was reading.”
A foot soldier reading books in a library. Airun nodded her head, though
she snickered at the strange idea.
“If he was only reading, it isn’t too big of a crime.”
“But he is an F-rank soldier from a commoner background. He isn’t
even allowed to walk up the stairs to the West Wing….”
Airun interrupted the knight and stared at him with her clear, ocean-like
eyes. Draven closed his mouth and dropped his head.
“…Don’t be so tough. If a soldier acts out of line, you should
first figure out what motivated him to act in such a way. The punishment
Draven didn’t respond. Seeing Draven so obedient, Airun smiled.
Although Draven had a good character and was a skilled knight, he was too
concerned with social hierarchy. Airun saw this as a shame since she
believed it was the only flaw preventing him from being a good leader.
“Alright, keep him imprisoned for a week. I won’t allow any more than