The Novel's Extra - chapter-7
‘Outcall’ – a magic power explosion that occurred 50 years ago and
shook the world. Following this event, mysterious entities like Towers,
Dungeons, and monsters began to appear in the world. These existences of
chaos shook the very foundation of humanity. The blue planet of humans
turned into hell. Monsters devoured humans, and Towers and Dungeons
ceaselessly produced monsters like factories.
In front of these newfound calamities, humanity’s science and
technology lost their meaning. Society collapsed and the rule of law
returned to the law of the jungle. Survivors of the tragedy crumbled to
their instincts, losing the virtues that made them human.
Within this hellfire, Heroes emerged shining stars.
With transcendental powers, they corrected the chaos. The world was
reconstructed just as quickly as it collapsed. Using Gifts bestowed by
heaven, they brought about miracles with a flicker of their hands. With
their help, humanity recovered their lost virtue, joining the Heroes with
revitalized technology and science. ‘Magic science’ and ‘magic
engineering’ was thus born.
Eventually, Towers, Dungeons, and monsters were all designated as targets
to be destroyed. However, the differences among them were great.
Towers required many people and a long period of time to be conquered. On
the other hand, depending on their difficulty, Dungeons could be
conquered by a single person, so long as he knew its location.
Towers gave better rewards, containing treasures that humans had never
Then what was the name of the Tower conquered by the guild Apostle of
Saints on August 17th, 2023, and what was its reward?
“Minor questions like these don’t come up often, but you should still
know about conquests of Towers and Dungeons.”
Morning class was ‘Post-Outcall History.’ The few sentences I had
written had turned into a 400-page textbook. Things to remember were
rewards from Towers, names of monsters, locations of Dungeons in Korea,
conquerors of Towers and Dungeons, and countless others.
Even as the author, there was too much information to process.
Thankfully, it didn’t pose much of a problem for me, all thanks to my
gift ‘Observation and Reading.’
[On August 17th, 2023, the Apostle of Saints conquered the Tower of
Floods and obtained an ocean stone.]
Whenever I looked at something, I could get the information about it, so
I had nothing to worry about.
On the other hand, the girl sitting in front of me scratched her head and
Looking at the character I made, I couldn’t help but laugh.
Chae Nayun hated studying. She had the ability to take the number one
spot among female cadets, but because written exams were holding her
down, she had to give up the first place seat to Rachel. Even if she
gnashed her teeth in mortifying defeat, written exams were still too much
of a hurdle for her.
At that moment, Chae Nayun turned her head halfway towards me. Her curt
eyes glared at the person sitting behind her – me. She must have heard
my laughter. After all, Sharpshooters had keen senses.
I pretended to be calm as I lowered my head and focused on taking notes.
Chae Nayun clicked her tongue and faced back front.
The lesson continued.
Places with high mana density, monster behavior, Djinns on the wanted
The bell rang only after two hours had passed.
“Make sure to go back and read the notes you took today. Otherwise,
you’ll cry on the exam.”
The grey-haired professor wearing round eyeglasses left with those words.
“Argh, so annoying, why do I have to learn all this? Written exams are
Chae Nayun began to complain the moment the professor left. However, her
face was full of smiles. It was most likely because of the next class.
Anti-monster combat training.
Just like its name suggested, it was combat training against monsters.
The monsters used in the lesson were mana puppets, but their appearance
and destructive power were faithful to the real thing. Of course, they
were weaker than their real counterparts, but there was a high chance of
I was scared.
“We’re meeting at the field in 20 minutes!”
A loud voice rang out in the classroom. I turned towards the voice.
Oval face, small gentle eyes, and a muscular body that didn’t match his
face. It was Kim Suho’s supporter, Yi Yeonghan. Knowing the conflict
between Kim Suho and Shin Jonghak, the instructor in charge of the
classroom chose Yi Yeonghan to be the class president.
I just hoped it wouldn’t hurt.
After a 20 minute break, everyone from the Veritas class gathered at the
Novice Field. With 100 people here, it seemed quite crowded. The cadets
were sharing their half-nervous half-excited expectations with their
friends, but I was alone. Only I was alone.
While I was wallowing in loneliness, the instructor, Kim Soohyuk, showed
The cadets immediately stood in ten columns in front of him.
“I’m sure you all know what this lesson is about, so I’ll announce
the teams without explanation. Unless something special happens, this
team will be the same until after the midterms.”
Team formation. The cadets grew restless at the exciting yet
A team generally consisted of five members – two warriors, one
sharpshooter, one supporter, and one utility player. Warriors were
usually close range combatant like spearman or swordsman, sharpshooters
were the long ranged attacker, and supporters were people like Yoo Yeonha
and Yi Yeonghan who attacked themselves or supported the main attackers.
Finally, the utility player was generally the magician’s position, so
it was excluded until the first year ended. When a magician was added,
the supporter would have an additional role in protecting the magician.
After all, magicians were important.
My role here was a bit iffy. Roles were assigned based on the main weapon
we chose, and while I wasn’t a warrior, I was too lacking to be a
sharpshooter. Guns had a much shorter range than bows, and guns were
weaker compared to melee weapons that could attack from afar.
[Sharpshooter (long range) — Rank 4 Chae Nayun, Rank 9 Im Yeongjin…
Rank 934 Kim Hajin, Rank 945 Oh Jiyun]
In any case, it seemed I was assigned as a sharpshooter.
Kim Soohyuk announced.
“Team members will be selected fairly. Lower ranked cadets will be
paired with higher ranked cadets.”
Cube’s training classes were administered by the artificial
intelligence developed by the Great Sage. As a result, there was no room
for corruption or persuasion.
I could see the pitiful result with my own eyes.
[Kim Suho / Kim Lang]
[Sung Seung-Un / Paine]
[Demian / Rosen]
[Chun Lee / Chae Nayun]
[Jin Hoseung / Hazuki]
[Kim Hajin / Yoo Yeonha]
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Looking at my assigned team, I became lost for words.
Yoo Yeonha was on my team. In my novel, she was one of the most loved and
Looking around, I met her eyes. Her jewel-like eyes flashed with deep
contempt and disdain. But that was only for a moment. By the time I
blinked once, the negative feeling in her eyes was gone.
Surprisingly, she walked towards me with a smile. Her long hair fluttered
with each of her dignified steps. Her beautiful lips moved modestly.
“It’s nice to meet you.”
“Ah, um, I…”
But I wasn’t the one Yoo Yeonha greeted. Meeting her eye was also my
imagination. She was talking to the guy standing behind me.
“Weren’t we on the same team before?”
She talked too politely for a 17-year-old, but that was how Yoo Yeonha
liked to keep her distance.
“Yes? Ah, right, haha.”
After exchanging just two sentences, Jin Hoseung broke out in a cold
sweat. Yoo Yeonha was difficult to talk to, and it wasn’t just because
of her background and insane personality. Yoo Yeonha and Shin Jonghak
were a couple officially, but not unofficially. At this point, it should
be more like a one-sided crush from Yoo Yeonha.
“Ah, Hazuki-ssi is coming too.”
Like his name suggested, Hazuki was a Japanese cadet. She walked over
with eyes that looked like she was about to cry. Yoo Yeonha glanced at
her slightly displeased, then spoke.
“Who’s the other person?”
Yoo Yeonha didn’t like people who lacked confidence and self-esteem. As
such, I stepped up confidently. Hazuki and Jin Hoseung turned towards me
Hazuki tilted her head as though she didn’t know who I was.
“Ah, the guy who chose a gun.”
When Jin Hoseung mentioned my previous feat, I checked Yoo Yeonha’s
expression. Unexpectedly, she didn’t show any emotion. But that was
even more frightening.
At that moment, Kim Soohyuk shouted loudly.
“There’s no time for chitchat. You should have gotten the coordinate
and information of the monster you’ll need to kill on your smartwatch.
A total of 25 teams. Including the other classes that joined in, there
was a total of 100 teams.
Our mission was to head to the coordinate given to us and kill the
We were then ranked based on how quickly and how safely we completed our
As soon as the instructor’s voice rang out, Yoo Yeonha projected her
smartwatch to the air.
[Blackhump Octopus 37° 31’ 32” N]
The monster’s name and coordinate were written there.
Yoo Yeonha spoke tersely.
“Let’s go. We can talk while we’re moving.”
I was running through a field. Beyond this ocean of golden reeds should
be the black hump octopus.
But running was extremely difficult due to my horrible physical stats.
The sneakers I made last night seemed useless. Its one-hour duration had
not run out, but my stamina had already bottomed out.
In the end, I fell down while running, and the team stopped because of me.
“It’s fine. What matters is whether or not we can kill the monster.”
Seeing me gasping for breath on the ground, Jin Hoseung said as he handed
me a bottle of water.
“He’s right. Apparently, this is common when you work with
Hazuki also consoled me with her mediocre Korean.
I was thankful, but I was checking for Yoo Yeonha’s reaction the most.
Contrary to my expectations, she didn’t seem too displeased. She was
simply sitting modestly on the ground, reading information about the
black hump octopus on her watch.
I also pulled up the necessary information from my head.
—low-intermediate rank monster
*The main body isn’t strong, but numerous baby octopuses pop out from
the hump on its head. As dozens pop out at once, it isn’t easy to deal
with them. Baby octopuses can suck human blood and turn them into mummies
in just one second. They are classified as low rank monsters.
*Eliminate all baby octopuses. Alternatively, destroy the black hump
where the main body’s magic power is created.
*Suction cups and baby octopuses
Perhaps because I was the one who wrote the setting for the black hump
octopus, a thorough information on the monster came out.
“I’ll deal with the babies while you two take care of the main
Soon, Yoo Yeonha turned off her smartwatch and said to Hazuki and Jin
Ah, I get it now.
Yoo Yeonha was acting like I didn’t exist. I was at the same level as
air, which was why she didn’t reprimand me or seem displeased.
“… Let’s go now.”
Offended by her treatment, I forced myself to get up. Thanks to my
sneakers, my stamina had recovered.
“Are you sure?”
“Yeah. I’ll go first. Hup!”
I ran ahead of them. Compared to when I was on Earth, I was much quicker.
But exactly 10 seconds later.
I found myself far behind the other three.