I Login Alone - Chapter 11: Boooh
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The centipedes that appeared in the Centipede’s Lair were very nimble, wild, and venomous. However, though their ability is similar to assassination, their defence was surprisingly poor, completely unlike their hard-exterior appearance.
Jung Si-woo swings his hammer, killing the centipedes appearing all over the cave without even giving them a look. The already heavy sledge hammer took the centipede’s life, one by one, every time he swung it without a single mistake.
Nevertheless, over half of them were overkill.
[Quest Condition – Target Overkill of Centipedes: 78/150]
[This is strange?]
Knowing the average level of a centipede soldier is over 80, the spirit became even paler as he watched Jung Si-woo slaughter them one by one in a relaxed manner.
There is no way anyone can do it this easily, an overkill cannot be achieved so effortlessly, but why is it possible for Jung Si-woo!
[Perhaps, your level…?]
The spirit pushed his curiosity to the back of his heart and refrained from asking where the hell did a level 10 like him come from. Only the terrifying sounds of the sledge hammer cutting the monsters can be heard in the otherwise silent cave, as contrary to how Jung Si-woo lightly swings the heavy sledge hammer. If a ghost like him got hit by that, won’t he be sent straight to the afterlife?
Meanwhile, Soo Ah-rin, who was observing Jung Si-woo clearing the dungeon, felt thrilled, flustered, and hollow inside.
“I should have taken into account that just by receiving a D++ rank weapon would have made him absurdly strong…”
It wasn’t surprising that he was able to locate and attack the centipede in advance. However, she never expected him to be able to kill the centipede only by lightly swinging the hammer and even achieve an overkill. However, Jung Si-woo proudly raised his shoulders at the surprised Soo Ah-rin.
“If you’re able to grasp the center of gravity on this hammer, you could easily wield it without having to use all of your strength.”
She thought he’s simply a predator, but he is a monster who could instinctively pull out the greatest power from a weapon he wields. He’s a genius monster!
It is not known based on what standard is the difficulty set on when entering the dungeon, but if you consider the centipede’s level and the specifics of their abilities, the difficulty of [Normal] is actually based on Jung Si-woo’s physical ability, mana, and equipment level. After observing him like this, it seemed right.
In the end, it seems that the only reason the dungeon could be cleared so easily like this was due to his skill or his natural ‘battle sense’, weapons and body, which are difficult to explain aside from the visible elements.
It was indeed an absurd conclusion.
“Anyway, what I don’t like about this dungeon…”
Jung Si-woo swings his hammer and neatly strikes away a centipede that was falling over his head. It hit another centipede that was crawling out of the gap in the ground and was exterminated at once.
[Amazing, to kill both monsters at once…]
Jung Si-woo dismissed the spirit’s fierce praise to turn around and throw his sledge hammer.
Another two centipedes protruding from under the rock, which were placed like decorations in the room, were crushed by his flying hammer to the point that their family won’t even be able to recognize them while trying to raid Jung Si-woo. Three to four of them were overkill.
“…is that I probably won’t have a chance to use mana with these monsters.”
Even with a normal blow, it’s already overkill and if he’s lucky, looting is completed as well, so there’s no reason to use mana! Soo Ah-rin almost fainted hearing him.
“I guess, I was overly worried about it for nothing.”
“No, we came into an unknown place, so it is natural to prepare thoroughly. So, it’s not your fault. It’s this dungeon’s fault.”
Soo Ah-rin just laughed at Jung Si-woo’s unyielding take on responsibility. The spirit then said so hurriedly.
[T-Then why don’t you try to make a little more fuss?]
“To announce to all the centipedes that I’m here?”
[If you are against a large number of centipedes, won’t you be able to try mana against them?]
“It’s too dangerous.”
Soo Ah-rin dismissed him. She shoots a fierce glare toward the spirit.
“I think we could give up on the quest now, Si-woo. This spirit keeps on distracting you from earlier and now he wants you to provoke all the other monsters which are taboo in the dungeon… It seems like this spirit has an intention to harm you instead. I don’t think his grudge is for the centipedes, but for you.”
[No, that’s a preposterous misunderstanding. I really just want you to kill all the centipedes here!]
Soo Ah-rin was flabbergasted by the spirit’s shameless rebellion. Perhaps if she could use the attack spell, she would have attacked him.
However, Jung Si-woo, ignoring Soo Ah-rin’s words, nodded happily toward the spirit.
“Be assured, I never suspected you for a moment.”
[I knew you would believe me. I sincerely only want the quest to be completed!]
There was not a moment where Jung Si-woo doubted this guy as his ally. To Jung Si-woo he was just a mob to catch if he did something else, nothing more or less.
What does it matter if you’re a Player in your past life? The world is overflowing with humans who act even worse than monsters. But this spirit has nothing to gain from hurting him, so he will just let him be for now as he’s not even a threat to him.
Make a fuss and call all the monsters? If it’s about the same level as the centipedes right now, it will be too easy, it’s not even funny. Even better if they are stronger than these guys.
He doesn’t know what the ghost wants, but he didn’t need to know either. Because nothing will go according to his will.
“Okay, let’s do it. Hold on tight.”
“Ugh, he’s really stubborn.”
Soo Ah-rin pouts, but she couldn’t stop Si-woo. That’s because she also thought that no one could harm Jung Si-woo in this dungeon.
Jung Si-woo’s yell shook the whole dungeon. Not only that. He swung his hammer like crazy and started to hit everywhere.
The wall of the dungeon collapsed due to the tremendous impact, opening the other side of the passage, and failing to overcome the shock wave, the wall overturned again. Jung Si-woo ignored the wiggling centipedes in the room and struck down the wall on the other side.
“The dungeon wall could collapse?!”
The spirit froze as it was, and even Soo Ah-rin was frightened.
Nevertheless, there was no useless movement from Jung Si-woo. Every time he moves, the walls and grounds shake and collapse!
Even during his inexhaustible rampage, he decided that he would only use mana for monsters, thus Jung Si-woo was breaking down the dungeon with pure physical strength.
“T-The centipedes are coming!”
[You destroyed the place to hide as well!]
The hammer was swung constantly, breaking the walls around them. His voice reverberated throughout the dungeon without breaks, destroying everything around him. The ghost, who’s observing the scene in front of him, thought that whether shouting or swinging his hammer, the scale was beyond his imagination.
[How did you have this power, no, even better than that, without any fear…!]
“Si-woo, the centipedes are here! Centipedes!”
There are no unscathed centipedes. Every time Jung Si-woo swings his hammer, the wall collapses, but the receiver of that impact and the fragments of the wall were the centipedes.
“It’s still not enough!”
Jung Si-woo hit the falling centipedes above him lightly with his hammer. Just like playing a whack-a-mole game the centipedes were sent flying forward and backward and left and right, Jung Si-woo whacked them in order from the closest to himself!
Every time the sledge hammer that is larger than a human head cuts through the air, the torso of every centipede in its track explodes violently.
The centipedes, rushing to the afterimage created by the swift passing of the hammer, persistently bite into the empty air as Jung Si-woo’s action continues. Shortly after, their heads were crushed in turn by a hammer swinging from the opposite direction.
“Now I feel like I’m fighting!”
“Be careful not to be bitten!”
“Rest assured, I have no intention of getting… bitten!”
Even though he’s just swinging the hammer lightly, it moves fast and accurately. It seemed like a skills test.
Never misses, no excess movement, moving right to the next target after he annihilates the first, his movement looks like a sophisticated program.
Nevertheless, if there is something that is hard to believe, it’s the fact that he is still not using mana.
When the walls all around him have collapsed, he searches for a slightly wider area and smashes the aisles, breaking the walls beyond, and effortlessly deals with the centipedes gathered inside.
Whenever he deals with the centipedes, he throws the non-looted centipedes on one side, and there were already dozens of them.
[He’s not human…]
It was a different scene than what the spirit expected and while he was disorganized, he astonishingly blurts what he’s thinking out loud.
When Jung Si-woo simply acted ignorant and played by his words, he was relieved, but now this sight is strongly beyond his imagination and plan!
[How did this… But I could barely feel any mana…]
“There were times when I thought mana was the absolute standard of power too.”
Soo Ah-rin muttered silently, looking at Jung Si-woo.
There is no doubt to the success of the quest now. The dungeon clear time is unknown. Whether it is the Sky Castle or the Ant Cave, it is impossible to constrain Jung Si-woo. Jung Si-woo’s natural innate force, and the skills he had raised, won’t allow it.
On the other hand, Jung Si-woo is halfway into the dungeon’s wall, swinging his hammer against the centipedes appearing from beyond the wall.
‘This is fun. Did all players live this fun life?’
Due to the absurd strength he was born with, Jung Si-woo has never done his best in anything related to physical activity since he was a child. It would be more accurate to say that he cannot do his best. Because if he did play to his heart’s content then there surely will be someone left dead as a result.
As a result, Jung Si-woo had to learn how to suppress his power and endure it. Nevertheless, he did receive special treatment for his strength, but people really couldn’t figure out what would happen if he released all his power.
It was no exception even for the martial arts instructors who taught him.
When he practices, he’s able to let out some of his strength, but that was not enough. He wanted to make himself known to others, and yes, he does have a good ability that could be shown off.
He just wanted to express himself. He wanted to reveal his own power. He wanted to run as hard as possible. Behind the strong desire to be a player, there was certainly not much to be said about what he felt on the inside.
And now, only by reaching the Centipede’s Lair, Jung Si-woo could do his best.
In fact, this is still not enough, but he couldn’t be happier that he could jump freely, without the need to avoid anyone or harm anyone.
Then Soo Ah-rin shouted in fear.
“Si-woo! A centipede much bigger than the others! Three, three of them!”
[It’s finally here!]
Jung Si-woo, who was deep in his thought while slaying other centipedes, couldn’t hear Soo Ah-rin’s voice. Soo Ah-rin grabs the hem of his shirt and tugs at it, and he raises his head without realizing anything.
He saw three giant centipedes, 10 meters in length, just like the one Soo Ah-rin mentioned before they entered the dungeon.
Originally, due to the limitations of the passage, they were forced to deal with it one at a time, but now that he crushed all the walls around them, he needs to fight three of them at once.
At the time when the spirit exclaims in joy, Soo Ah-rin saw it, his biting and burning anger.
Jung Si-woo measured the strength of the centipedes with only his natural sense, and smirked while lifting the hammer.
And with all his might, he crushes the heads of all three centipedes in the trajectory of the hammer at the same time.
The spirit and Soo Ah-rin became quiet. No more centipedes rush to Jung Si-woo.
He realized that there weren’t any enemies left, and he woke up from his trance, and finally confirmed that the one he had hurt was stronger than the others.
“I guess I will just use mana in the boss battle.”
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