Evolution Theory of the Hunter – Chapter 77
[TN: Thank you for not complaining when I didn’t post a chapter yesterday >.< here is your bonus CafeBux chapter.]
- Southern Marshes now open. And under that, there were several hundred posts.
- Ha. It was blocked up completely before. So it’s really open now?
- I heard that there were a bunch of people that grouped together and it opened up.
- I don’t think those Ezekiel guys will let it slide.
- Well I heard that Team Delta led the entire group and forced it open.
- Oh. Looks like they’re blatantly challenging Ezekiel. But it’s the first time I’ve heard of Team Delta. Are they strong?
- I think they’re a newly established team. I think they don’t even have 10 people on their team.
- Crazy bastards. Don’t they know about those Ezekiel guys…I guess we’ll see them in the hospital soon enough.
- No no. I can’t say any specifics. But those guys are strong. I don’t think we have anything to worry about.
- Really? They’re that strong?
- I think the people who should be careful is Team Ezekiel…not Team Delta.
- Unless they have a level 10 hunter, I think Ezekiel can handle them.
- They’re not a level 10 or anything…but I saw them get rid of a Level 4 hunter.
- Level 4….?
- Are you serious? Delta’s that strong? Who’s the leader?
- A guy named Jeon Sangmin.
- Never heard of him.
- Someone should have heard of him if he was strong enough to knock out a level 4 hunter in one hit.
And the rest of the posts were about me.
A hunter who had fought with us is probably the one revealing all of this.
“Knock out a level 4 hunter huh…”
This was something I couldn’t even dream of doing just a few months ago.
I had been saving up money so that I could become a hunter, but I didn’t expect to be one until 1-2 years down the line. In fact, I thought I would become a level 2 hunter after thirty…if I was lucky.
But I had the Level 4 smash sword in my possession.
This was a weapon that had the option of dealing 100% damage to a monster.
There was a limit to the weapon but I could still deal a lot of damage to monsters of the wolf, tiger, and bear variety.
And then there was the Level 4 Immortality Skill.
I wonder what level I was really at at this point?
If you measure me based on the usual standard, I would be a level 4 hunter.
But what if you counted my level 0 skill?
I don’t think I would lose if I fought against a level 5 hunter just with sheer power alone.
My physical ability alone was probably higher than a level 6..and if I got Sooah’s buff on top of that?
One word popped in my head.
I was outside the norm.
I heard a noise coming from behind me. When I looked back, I saw Bae Yeonkyoung coming this way with Kelby in tow.
Kelby was fast asleep. If I just looked at its sleeping face, it looked like any other dog. It was hard to believe that this sweet looking dog could kill a level 3 hunter.
“Why aren’t you sleeping?”
“I couldn’t fall asleep.”
“Because of what happened in the afternoon?”
She nodded quietly.
It wasn’t the first time she had shot an arrow towards a person, but a fight to the death with people was an entirely different matter.
Even if they were hunters, they were still people. Whether we liked them or not, killing them would bring a certain degree of trauma.
Even if everyone was pretending to be ok, I’m sure none of them were enjoying any sweet dreams tonight.
She just sat next to me as she silently pet Kelby. And then Kelby woke up, rubbing its eyes with its paws, and licked Yeonkyoung’s palm. She made a small smile.
“Are you ok, partyhead?”
“Am I? I’m not feeling particularly happy…”
Of course I wasn’t happy about killing anyone. I could still remember the face of the first person I had killed. He’s even appeared in my dreams a few times.
But I also knew that if I kept thinking about that, it would only needlessly hold me back from what I needed to do.
“I keep thinking about it. If I close my eyes, it feels like all the people who died are watching me from somewhere in the dark. As if someone is staring whole into my back.”
“Try not to think about it. Ghosts can’t do anything.”
The burning bonfire created shadows in the dark.
I stole a glance to look at Yeonkyoung, and her expression was still all gloom and doom.
She was not suited for a harsh life like this.
She was forced into this life by her circumstances.
But no one here would take it easy on her for that reason. Because the weak get eaten.
“We will keep running into these kinds of situations. You know that right? Knowing that, will you be alright?”
“I’m preparing myself. But I’m still afraid. I’m afraid that I’ll get used to killing people.”
“There is no reason for you to be afraid of something that hasn’t happened yet. If you’re really afraid of that happening, then put an effort into preventing it from happening.”
“Just get so strong that people won’t even try to fight against you.”
“What are you saying…”
“Do you think I can get that strong?”
“How much did you save up?”
She thought about it for a minute before answering.
“Oh, you saved up less than I expected.”
It was still a lot considering she’s only been saving for a few months, but I expected her to have saved more than that.
She should have had more than 300,000. What on earth did she use over 100,000 dollars on?
“I had some debts I had to take care of. They’re all paid off now though.”
“Well, once we’re done here, consider upgrading your equipment. There’s only so much you can grow relying only on dropped items.”
“What do you think I should get?”
She scooted closer to me and asked.
I kept looking at her breasts. I told myself to look away and answered.
“There was something I had in mind – the Athena bow. But it’s 2 million dollars.”
“That’s too expensive.”
“There’s a way to get a hold of it for a cheaper price. All I need is an ore called the elnite.”
“I’ve never seen that ore before.”
“Because it only drops from a level 3 monster.”
“But there aren’t any level 3 monsters here.”
“I have a feeling they’ll appear soon enough.”
Bae Yeonkyoung gave me a puzzled look.
The monsters on this new land were the level 1 and level 2 monsters that had disappeared when the dungeons had disappeared.
If I raised my proficiency and got rid of the level 3 dungeons, I was sure that the level 3 monsters would appear.
But hunting lower level monsters was still better for us. Until we ran out of monsters to hunt, I had no intention of bringing the level 3 monsters to this new land.