Evolution Theory of the Hunter – Chapter 85
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The fastest speed that a van would be able to travel on a road that hasn’t been properly paved was probably about 40 km/hr.
Since I could run faster than that, I figured I would have plenty of time to catch up to the van after taking care of the three hunters first.
Soon, the van revved back to life and started on its way. The scouts took out their walkie talkies and seemed to be reporting back to someone.
Whatever. They already knew we were here. It was now their aim to find us before we could reveal their whereabouts to the rest of the Korean hunters.
But before they could do that, we would be taking care of them first.
“Kelby, sneak up behind them and wait. Once you see me attacking from here, you attack them from behind.”
Kelby quietly disappeared into the forest. No matter how skilled of a hunter they were,there was no way they would be able to hear the stealthy prowling of an animal in hunt.
I continued to move as quietly as I could as well.
Three enemies. They were all long distance fighters.
They did have swords on their hips, but there was nothing I didn’t know about their equipment or skills.
All three of them were lacking in physical abilities. I only needed to close the distance between us and it would be game over for them.
I hurriedly moved from tree to tree so that I can begin the fight as close to them as possible. It wasn’t until I was just 10 meters away from them until they finally realized I was there.
This was because my boost in all my physical abilities allowed me greater control of my body.
If I felt like it, I could probably continue this way until I was right behind them.
But there was no reason to do that. At even 10 meters, I should be able to take care of them in less than a few seconds.
I took a big breath.
A twig under my foot made a sound as it broke in half. As soon as they looked my way, I unsheathed my sword and plowed in.
“What are you saying!”
Two of them began to raise up their bows in a panic. Seeing that they were trying to use those things when an enemy was right in front of them, they must have had zero confidence in their swordsmanship.
I cut one hunter’s bows in half and kicked him back. Hard. Just then, an arrow flew at me from the third guy.
I simply raised my arm to block it before plunging my blade right into his gut.
Another arrow flew right over my head. I made a quick sidestep just as two arrows struck the ground I had been standing on a moment before. He was fast. But that was all.
Kelby, who had climbed up the tree at some point, chewed out the throat of the last hunter. It had taken us a mere 10 seconds to cut down three hunters. Thanks to the element of surprise and their weakness in close combat, we were able to finish things off very easily.
I dragged all three bodies deeper in the forest and quickly hid them before putting Kelby into my manual. I would have plenty of time to catch up to that van.
Sooah posted a message in the chatroom. The van shouldn’t have reached them yet. It seems they were fighting against some other enemy.
I ran even faster. Once I ran past the van, I could hear a ruckus of yelling behind me.
But they weren’t important right now.
Upon arriving, I saw a battle scene of my party fighting against another with the truck in between them. Luckily, none of my team seemed to have gotten hurt.
I immediately brought Kelby out from storage after assessing the situation and threw him at the enemy group. As he flew in the air, he grew into a massive size.
The dog that had been the size of my hand just a moment before was now the size of a grown tiger.
Unsurprisingly, Kelby drew the gaze of everyone there with his little trick.
Whoosh whoosh whoosh!
Arrows began to rain down on the large pup.
And his deep wrinkles began to form along his snout as he bared his teeth. He didn’t like that.
The battlefield was a mess. I began to look around.
The enemy was clumped into a group on the opposite side of the truck. There were about 20 of them that looked to be long range hunters and about 10 hunters who looked to be close combat hunters.
My team was definitely at a disadvantage when it came to sheer numbers, but Cho Youngoo was successfully marking all the close combat hunters so that Jong Sawon could freely move around to take them down.
On top of that, there were spiderwebs strategically placed here and there to further act as a barricade and restrict the opponents’ movements. The many trees of the forest, surprisingly, came be very useful.
Nearby, I spied a huge ball of cobwebs rolling around. I turned to look at Sooah.
“Manager Kim is safe.”
“I’m sure he’ll have something to say later on. What’s the situation?”
“We took care of 2 enemies. It seems like they’re dragging the time….waiting for something.”
“They might be waiting for the van that’s on its way here. Let’s finish this before their backup arrives.”
Kelby was already running wild and attacking the enemy. Seeing the animal pounce on them without any regard for its own life caused the hunters to run in a panic.
It seemed they were most panic-stricken at the thought of having to kill a seemingly high level monster on top of fighting us.
Ultimately, it was Kelby’s outstanding work and rounding up all crazed and frightened hunters that allowed us to taken them all down easily.
No matter how thick his hide was, it still didn’t change the fact that he now had several swords lodged all over his body and about 10 arrows sticking out as well. He was done.
It felt to me that his defense was underwhelming when compared to his amazing offensive power.
Even still, he did his job.
At the end of his strength, Kelby disappeared – almost as if he had evaporated.
Watching this happen, Yeongyoung carefully asked.
“He didn’t die…right?”
“We should be able to call him out again after about a day.”
“That’s a relief.”
Hand on her chest, she let out a big sigh.
It seemed she had been frightened at the prospect of losing Kelby.
I don’t know why but this made me want to poke a little fun.
“But there is one problem.”
“What, what kind of problem?”
I could see the blood drain from her face.
Unlike Sooah, seeing a real reaction, made this all the more fun.
“It’s a big problem actually.”
“What in the world is it?”
“The effects of the items he act disappear.”
“It’s such a waste. All those expensive items.”
“Ah. Yes, it is. A waste.”
Yeonkyoung nodded her head seriously.
Hm…I really think I don’t have a knack for making jokes. I said that to make her laugh…but she took it seriously.
Just then, I heard the rev of the van approaching in the distance.