Evolution Theory of the Hunter – Chapter 65
It may have been just a little bit at a time, but I could feel us trusting one another more and more each day.
“Hm…what to do…?”
“I’ll buy it.”
Park Hanbum raised his hand and spoke up.
“Do you know how much something like this is?”
“I don’t know how much it is, but I’ll buy it for 1 million dollars.”
I started laughing at Park Hanbum’s response.
There was no need to pay 1 million for something worth only 800,000. Because then he could just go and buy it at the market instead.
There was only one reason for this offer.
“But how about I pay 800,000 in cash and 200,000 in future distribution?”
“That’s sure a roundabout way of asking to put you in our team.”
“It seemed you wouldn’t let me in otherwise.”
“Do you have that kind of money?”
“I think I can scrape up that much from the money I’ve saved up.”
“If you have a level 3 weapon, I’m sure that there will be plenty of other teams who would welcome you with open arms. What’s the real reason you’re trying to include yourself in our team at the expense of 200,000 dollars…?”
“There aren’t many people you can meet in this neck of the woods.”
I thought he would say something more along the lines of higher pay probability or because we had better skills.
But to say we were trustworthy…
It was an answer I honestly liked.
I turned around and looked at my party members.
“How do the rest of you feel about this offer?”
Everyone agreed and accepted Parkk Hanbum to our party.
A thought came to my head that maybe I should draft a contract or something.
“Since we even have a team name now, I think it would be a good idea to create a formal contract.”
“Just leave that to us.”
Han Joonseok raised his hand and said.
“Do you have experience making something like this?”
“He worked as a planner so he’ll do just fine.”
Cho Youngoo said while pointing to Joonseok.
“Planner? What kind of planner?”
“In the hunter management area. It wasn’t long but I’m familiar with the gist of contracts so you don’t have to worry too much.”
I think I mentioned this before but hunters had the ability to earn a very nice income besides what they could make from ores and items.
Popular and famous hunters could earn money from advertising, appearances, sponsorships, and a bunch of other ways.
And all of this was handled by hunter management.
“Everything else could be drafted according to a general contract. The more difficult part is the distributions. But we can put in a clause that says the party head can make changes to distributions of needed. “
Distributions was always a point of contention with all teams.
There are two sides to distributions. Keeping more for the team and distributing less to the members helped overall team growth but keeping less for the team and distributing more to each individual member helped personal growth.
I preferred going the route of personal growth.
Just because the team’s finances increased didn’t mean that the team’s overall power would increase. All it would do is attract more hunters.
You could say this was how team Ezekiel worked.
“Let’s get started on the formal contract when we get back after finishing this round of hunting.”
“So we’re on our way to becoming a real raid team…it feels weird. This wasn’t something I even dreamed of happening.”
Bae Yeonkyoung said.
She had been just a level 1 archer – and a crappy one at that – so I wasn’t surprised this was far and apart from where she expected to be.
“That kind of stuff isn’t important. Just because we create an official raid team and name doesn’t mean we’re anything if our skills and abilities are not up to par.”
“Yes! We’ll make sure to work hard so as not to drag you down!”
Sooah yelled out as she waved her sword back and forth.
“Now, let’s get going.”
“I’ll follow close behind while riding this.”
“You won’t get too tired?”
“Just because I’ll get tired doesn’t mean I can just throw it away. This thing’s pretty expensive.”
Park Hanbum lightly tapped his offroad bike. I put my hand to the bike. I wondered if I could store this thing in my manual too.
-No information on item.
I guess not. It seemed that only items could be stored in the manual.
The Marsh in the South was a vast land stretching out for over 100 kilometers.
It should have been big enough to accommodate a few thousand hunting parties.
Of course, without regeneration, the monsters here will soon dry up too.
So before that happens, we had to hurry up and hunt what we could.
We followed a particularly better looking road in our car, and Park Hanbum followed us close behind.
We could already see cars that had stopped so parties could begin their hunting. As I looked through my explorer map, Han Joonseok said.
“It says that there are more Level 2 monsters in this area so we best be more careful.”
“Whether it’s level 1 or level 2 monsters, they’re pretty much the same.”
Manager Kim replied.
Currently, Cho Youngoo, Jong Sawon, Park Hanbum, and I had level 3 equipment.
Of course Cho Youngoo’s weapon was still a level 2 but he could safely cover our rear with that.
It was understandable why Manager Kim was being so laissez faire about everything.
“We still need to be careful. Because it’s from this point that we might cross paths with monsters like that toad. If they just jump, they could easily move from our front to the side or back.”
“You have me for that.”
Sooah took out her sword and started posing wildly.
I shook my head.
I couldn’t deny it, however, that she did improve her swordsmanship in a short time.
You didn’t need to be an amazing swordsman to fight against a low level monster.
All you needed to take care of yourself was the basic slash and stab – and she had that down.
We kept on the road in this same manner until we saw a new scene unfolding.
There were dozens of people who had gotten off heavy trucks fighting against another group of dozen.
When I rolled down the window to listen in, it seemed some of them were from team Ezekiel.[TN: Sorry for the interruption but my translations are being stolen by a certain website. I wanted to put this in here to see if those idiots will catch this or copy paste this exactly. All you readers, this novel translation is from lightnovelcafe.com just fyi]
It seemed they had tried to block the sudden onslaught of people coming into the new land, but were not too successful.
“What? Huh? Say it again!”
“This place is team Ezekiel’s land….keuk?”
The moment he grasped his opponent’s neck with one large hand, team Ezekiel’s hunter was immediately lifted off the ground.
“Are you kidding? Who says? Do you see just how many people we have? We can take you on!”
“Keuk….ah, what I meant was…”
“Move that hand immediately!”
As soon as the men on team Ezekiel’s side drew their sword, everyone on the other side did the same.
Things were getting a bit…dangerous again.
“It looks like it’s about to get real.”
Sooah mumbled. I agreed. Even if it was the West Sea, killing people in broad daylight in front of witnesses was asking for trouble.
We slowed our car and got out to approach them.
It felt as if blood would be spilled if one person on either side moved an inch.