Evolution Theory of the Hunter – Chapter 96
[TN: What will they learn from their prisoner?]
After stripping our prisoner of all his equipment, we tied up the bleeding and muttering hunter before beginning our interrogation.
Soon after, Sohn Aram shook her head.
“He doesn’t know much. At Hwanghaedo, ah Hwanghaedo is what they call it. Anyway, he says that since Hwanghaedo is China’s land, there shouldn’t be any issues hunting here. Honestly, none of what he says matters. What’s important is the fact that we were able to confirm that they were Chinese hunters.”
She had already recorded the whole thing on her phone.
And immediately after, she saved it via Satellite for safekeeping.
“Were you able to find out where the enemy is stationed and how many of them there are?”
“He won’t answer.”
If it were me, I would do the same. Maybe she saw something in my eye, but she hurriedly added.
“You’re not thinking of torturing him or anything or you?”
“I’ve never done something like that before. And the thought didn’t even cross my mind. But I was thinking of making some threats at least.”
I asked her to pass the translation hat and crouched in front of the Chinese hunter who was shivering from fear.
From the looks of him, I didn’t think I would have to take things too far.
“Wang Ze Ming? Right?”
I was able to get that much from my manual.
His eyes turned as round as silver dollars as he stared at me. Even if he didn’t say anything, it was obvious I surprised the crap out of him.
“Aren’t you curious how I knew what your name is?”
“…It doesn’t matter.”
“Hm, I’m pretty sure it does matter. Because we’ve already known for some time that Chinese hunters had invaded this land. We know everything about all of you.”
“Don’t spout nonsense.”
“Your skill…it’s a level 2 steal skill. No?”
I must have surprised him even more this time because he almost hiccuped as he let out a harsh breath. I could see his eyes beginning to waver. I got him.
“Don’t, don’t make impossible claims. How could you know everything about all those people….”
This meant that there were a fair many hunters here. Their standards for “a lot of people” was on a different level than our own. This meant that there were probably at least several thousand of them…maybe even tens of thousands of them.
Thinking about this new revelation…it made me want to go further in even less.
“Anyway, by telling you even this much you should know that my words are true to some degree…I’m sure you have a lot of questions. But before that, why don’t you answer some of mine. How did you get here?”
Whether he rode a boat or a plane, it didn’t make sense that they were able to cross into Korea’s land without being detected.
Even now, the Aegis defense weapon was constantly patrolling the waters around the Yellow Sea, and we had a high powered radar always on.
“…I don’t know.”
Talk about crappy acting. It was so bad that anyone could tell he was lying.
“You say don’t know? Well, I guess that’s too bad then. I guess we have no choice but to just ask someone else.”
As I said this, I unsheathed the Smash sword and held it in both hands. Wang Ze Ming’s face turned a shade of blue as he looked back and forth between me and my sword.
He was probably having a heated debate in his head. Should he sell out? Or should he give up some little piece of info to save his own neck?
It didn’t matter what he did. Because I had no inclination to set him free.
I now raised the blade a foot above his head.
“Wa, wait. I’ll tell you. I said I’ll tell you.”
“If you don’t want to, you don’t have to.”
“I said I’ll tell you! Shit! Ask me anything! As long as you let me live….you’ll let me live right?”
“Hm…depends on what you tell me.”
After that, he started spilling his guts about things I didn’t even ask him about.
“What do you think?”
“Well, I guess it’s not complete drivel.”
They were able to sneak in using fishing as a cover. With the emergence of the new land, there wasn’t as many fish in the waters as before. And so, in turn, those who regulate the fishing have become complacent.
Fishing boats were small enough to not be picked up by the radar, and even if someone were to spy them…they just assumed they were just harmless fishing boats.
The problem was, there were now over 3000 of them who had invaded our part of the new land in this way.
I let out a sigh and look at Wang Ze Ming.
“Why in the world did the government in China decide to do this?”
“It wasn’t the government. We, the ChungHo, move of our own accord.”
Chungo referred to the organization of Chinese Hunters who have invaded the new land on this side.
“I feel like you were just instructed to say that.”
“I’m just a footsoldier. I don’t know anything beyond that.”
He didn’t deny it. Just as he said, he was only a level 2 hunter so I’m sure he wouldn’t be privy to the more sensitive information.
He was probably just doing whatever he was told from up top. But that didn’t mean that it was forgivable for him to come onto our land and hunt our people.
“Lieutenant, Sohn Aram, how would you like to take care of this guy?”
“I need to book him first then turn him over to the central government. This guy’s testimony is better if confirmed in person than just recorded via video.”
“Then let’s take steps to take him and return.”
Our enemy was over 3000 men strong. Even though they were spread over a vast land, just the sheer number of enemy hunters was foreboding.
“That’s….I think that is going to be a bit difficult.”
“I was told to find out where the enemy is before returning.”
“What kind of reckless command is that?…”
Sohn Aram flipped to her phone and showed me the screen.
- Find out the enemy’s location and how many of them there are. Support troops are being organized.
No matter how I looked at it, this sounded like a death sentence to me. They were basically giving us the same support as a spoon and fork…and asking us to save the country.
“Let’s ignore that. It’s better than dying. All we need to do is take this guy back. That should be enough to get something going.”
“Well, that’s not all.”
“If I don’t take more concrete proof, the people upstairs won’t do anything. They’ll say they can’t move blindly and will need more.”
“Wouldn’t it be better for us to post something on the market bulletin again?”
At Sooah’s words, Sohn Aram shook her head.
“Regular hunters are not ready. You guys are just a special case..most hunters are low level. What are you going to do if we post that and a bunch of hunters die? Is that what you want?”