I Login Alone - Chapter 12: Overkill
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[Quest Condition – Target Overkill of Centipedes: 453+3/150]
[You have exceeded the requirement by 300%.]
Jung Si-woo wasn’t aware of it while he was having fun, but when he checked the quest window, there was an outrageous notice. The total overkill he achieved was 453, three times the requirement of 150, and even a separate place for +3. This probably is the point for the giant centipedes that appeared later.
Jung Si-woo nodded his head with a smile and asked Soo Ah-rin.
“It says I exceeded the requirement, is that a good thing?”
“Absolutely. It depends on the quest, but it is natural that the reward will be better. It is an absolute rule protected by the laws of the Sky Castle.”
But what about the situation now, where they can’t trust the player who gave them the quest? Soo Ah-rin thought while being inside Jung Si-woo’s pocket, staring intensely at the spirit.
He has already revealed his true color. Will such a man just willingly give the reward?
You do get rewards after you complete a quest, but this is a situation where the quest giver is already dead and became a spirit. It won’t be a surprise even if he self-destructs and turns into pieces, bringing them with him.
[I will reward you.]
The moment Soo Ah-rin tried to get Jung Si-woo’s attention, the spirit stepped back from them and said that. It was like a frontal surrender.
“You wanted Si-woo to die. But now you’re going to give the rewards peacefully?”
[Undoubtedly, that was my intention at first. I hated the fact that I suffered and died alone here. Perhaps I was too caught up in my own resentment and was unable to think reasonably.]
A spirit is not a spirit for nothing. His pure soul was dominated by evil magic and his strong emotions have only developed him beyond hatred. He turned into a vengeful spirit.
[However, once I saw all the centipedes being completely crushed and wiped out, my grudge was soothed. Finally, I’ve come back to my senses. This is all thanks to you for completing the quest more than perfectly.]
As she saw the spirit that seemed to be a completely different person, Soo Ah-rin became gloomy. In fact, the red-eyed pupil she saw now has a very calm look because his pure soul has returned.
But can you really trust someone who tried to betray you? While Soo Ah-rin was conflicted, Jung Si-woo said so with a laugh.
“I didn’t care from the beginning because, if you fought back, I could just kill you.”
[If I had a teammate like you too… No, that is all in the past. Then I will give the reward to you.]
Jung Si-woo shook his head firmly.
“The quest is still ongoing.”
The spirit, no, now that he is conscious, the player’s soul reacted with a dumb look on his face to Jung Si-woo’s words. Meanwhile, Soo Ah-rin understood exactly what he meant.
“Si-woo, no way… You’re going to get the boss overkill?!”
“Told you I’m smart.”
Soo Ah-rin and the soul fell silent. Meanwhile, Jung Si-woo picked up the monster gems and dollars scattered around them and put them in his inventory.
While he was rampaging, the centipedes who had been crushed by Jung Si-woo were often automatically looted by getting hit from rock fragments or by another centipede’s body.
When he thinks about it again, he has always thought that suppressing his power is the best course of action, but in the dungeons, Jung Si-woo thought that this kind of act was more suitable for him.
Anyhow, he still has plenty of strength in his body to spare. On the contrary, his body only gets stronger every battle he encounters, and he has never really let his muscles run free until now. Even better is the fact that the happier he gets, the better the performance of his muscles.
“These muscles here are a little perverted.”
[If you really get the boss overkill… Is that really possible.]
However, if you look at what Jung Si-woo has done, it seems to be possible. The ghost was convinced and nodded his head. Then as if he had suddenly recalled it, he said.
[This dungeon’s system was created based on my memory of dying. If so, the centipede, who will appear as a boss, is likely to have different attack patterns.]
[It’s poison. The one that killed me spewed poison from his mouth when he felt danger. Likewise, the tip of the tail could shoot poisons as if it were firing a laser.]
The moment he heard that, Jung Si-woo flinched.
He has been overpowering all the centipedes that came after him so that they have no chance to poison him before they were killed. But it’s venomous? If he had entered the boss room without this information, he wouldn’t be killed, but he certainly would have been more than embarrassed.
[But before it attacks, there is a specific action it did. If it’s you, you will be able to grasp it and prepare beforehand. Of course, it may be different from what I remember, so be careful.]
“You explained it well. Thanks.”
[It was nothing. I also want to see you crush all of them until the end.]
Nevertheless, Jung Si-woo thought that the Ant Cave really is fun.
If he had killed the ghost at that moment when he thought he was suspicious, he wouldn’t have to face a hoard of centipedes at once, but he also wouldn’t have been able to get information about the boss room from him. The soul also wouldn’t have been able to regain his consciousness and reward them for the quest.
“This really seems like a game.”
“It’s a dangerous idea, but certainly, both a dungeon and the Sky Castle sounds like something that comes out of a game. An exclusive game where only a chosen few are selected… Of course, you have to risk your life as collateral.”
Those who view the Sky Castle and dungeons as games are insensitive to their own sense of life and are easy to be killed. Soo Ah-rin has always been the most alert type.
It is ironic that she died earlier than others.
“Enjoying it is important. But having fun and treating it as a joke are not the same thing. It’s okay to die because it’s a game, someone with that mindset will die instantly. If we start the game, we shouldn’t die and aim to clear the whole game, isn’t that right?”
“Seriously, the more I know you the more erratic you become.”
Jung Si-woo, who replied to Soo Ah-rin’s grumble with a big smile, confirmed the time that had passed since they entered the dungeon. 2 hours and 34 minutes had already passed out of the five hours, which is the time limit.
“Good. if possible, I want to finish it within three hours.”
“Clearing this dungeon alone in 3 hours… No, whatever. I’m done now.”
[Do you know the location of the boss room?]
“It doesn’t matter if I know it or not.”
Jung Si-woo raised his hand and pointed to one direction. Surrounded by pebbles and the fragment of the dungeon’s wall, there stood a giant iron gate that managed to withstand all of the impact from Jung Si-woo’s attack.
“There is only that place over there.”
“I couldn’t even imagine finding a boss room by destroying the dungeon!”
Jung Si-woo, who achieved it unintentionally, quickly rushed toward the door. He grabbed the hammer with all his might and prepared to release his mana at any time.
The blocks of rock that blocked his eyes were all shattered at once with a light kick. If it’s the Jung Si-woo right now, even if a tank comes, it won’t be able to block him. Not surprisingly, he reached the iron gate instantly.
“Si-woo, do the overall check-up before entering… This guy!”
Jung Si-woo, ignoring Soo Ah-rin’s words, kicked the iron gate excitedly! At that very moment, the view of the huge boss room caught Jung Si-woo’s eyes.
That includes the appearance of a centipede with an incredibly thick shell and massive body that lurks in the heart of the huge cave.
Likewise, the ghost who confirmed the appearance of the centipede shouted with both eyes wide open.
[That, that guy! The boss who defeated me in the level 10 dungeon!]
“It was in a level 10 dungeon?!”
Players who pass the 10th stage dungeon will acquire a class.
Of course, a 10th stage dungeon has unique characteristics. Everything, including the levels and traps of the monsters that appear, is overwhelmingly superior to the previous dungeons. In particular, the boss monster is harder than the monsters that appear in a 15th stage dungeon.
For that reason, the 10th stage dungeon must be challenged with a big party.
However, such a guy appeared as the boss of a dungeon that needs to be cleared by Jung Si-woo alone!
However, Jung Si-woo seemed to have no idea what that meant, so he gathered momentum and rushed in while pouring his mana to the sledge hammer. 3 seconds. After the boss room is opened, he needs to make use of the fact that the boss can’t move to strike first!
In the blink of an eye, Jung Si-woo reached the centipede and struck down the hammer he held with both hands. At the same time, the mana poured into the hammer moved in accordance with the movement of the hammer! It was a perfect strike that even a frontline player would be admiring the attack.
The giant centipede twisted its body, letting out a terrible scream. With the yell of the giant monster over 20 meters in length, the cave itself shook and their eardrums almost burst.
But even in that situation, Jung Si-woo stepped back as fast as he rushed in without getting flustered. It’s only once, but he already has experience fighting with a huge monster.
Dark poison shot out to where he was standing just a while ago, but there was a clear smile on his lips. He swung his hammer and grabbed it with both of his hands again, muttering.
“Okay, I broke ‘one part’ first.”
[Oh my god…]
The ghost was dumbfounded and scoffed. His gaze was focused on the centipede’s tail, or to be exact, the place where its tail used to be at.
[No way, to think it was cut off with just a strike.]
“I guess there really is a poison gland on the tail. The poison is coating the tip of my hammer.”
“Don’t even think about touching it.”
His tail was crushed without a trace.
The tail of the giant centipede that appears as the boss of the infamous 10th stage dungeon was crushed by Jung Si-woo’s strike! However, Jung Si-woo, who managed to crush it using his strike, moved calmly while avoiding the poison and looked back at his previous blow.
‘It was clearly smashed to smithereens. Judging from that blow, I think I could smash its head in.’
As the head is the most important point, it should be harder than the tail, but Si-woo still thinks that it’s possible. This means that if he had attacked the head first, the battle may have ended.
It is a pity that he missed the chance to kill the dungeon boss with one strike, but Jung Si-woo sighed with relief.
“I almost couldn’t overkill it.”
Now, the problem starts here.
Based on the level of the centipedes before, Jung Si-woo thought that the battle with the boss would be easy, but the unexpected intervention of other elements made things a little difficult.
The problem is the venom that he spits out. No matter how wide the cave is, if he continues to spit out poison at this rate, it will quickly fill the room and incapacitate Jung Si-woo.
If that happens, the only answer is a quick strike…
No matter how smashed the tail is, it was unlikely that the overkill would be achieved by just smashing his head. However, he does not have enough mana or any skill to strengthen the power of his strike.
When Jung Si-woo was deep in thought, the centipede, who struggled with pain, rushed toward Jung Si-woo and he finally came to his senses. The poison that spews out from its mouth is indeed a threat.
He doesn’t just stop there, he swings his crushed tail in the air, and aims it towards Si-woo!
Jung Si-woo finally realized a way to overkill the boss when he saw the two types of attacks approaching him.
“Yes, I can do that.”
Soo Ah-rin, who decided not to be surprised by any of Jung Si-woo’s actions anymore, ignored her pledge and shouted again.
“You mean you realized something while seeing that?!”
Jung Si-woo immediately jumps away from its tail and poison. Given that he’s a muscular mass, it’s a surprisingly agile reaction!
The centipede also turned along with him, but it was so massive that it took quite a while to change direction.
Meanwhile, Jung Si-woo, who already landed on the floor, poured his mana into the hammer again and before the centipede could turn completely towards him, he aimed at its head and threw it!
At the same time, he kicked the floor and jumped.
All of the mana remaining in his body concentrated in his left fist, which he pulled back. Finally, Soo Ah-rin, who realized what he was trying to do, shouted in astonishment.
“Using two strikes at the same time on his hammer and his bare hand…?!”
You’re going to use two moves at the same time, that is a different level than the usual average strike?! Moreover, to be able to time it perfectly?
It’s already amazing to come up with that idea in that ridiculously short time, but she was really impressed by his boldness to put it into practice.
The centipede turns over its body, raising its tail and attacking the entire floor. However, Jung Si-woo has already jumped near its snout!
That’s not all. The hammer he threw that was coated with mana soared close to the ceiling, then dropping down exactly towards its head.
At last, the centipede who realized that the attack is coming from both directions became flustered and tried to spit out poison again. However, before that, Jung Si-woo punched its head with his fist while at the same time the hammer flew down and attacked the centipede’s head.
[Strike Skill is now Lv7.]
[Courage of the Ignorant Skill is now Lv2.]
At that moment, Jung Si-woo felt the tip of his hammer that touched his fist very lightly. Had he been a little stronger, he might have even shattered his hammer with his own hands.
The centipede couldn’t even make any noises. Jung Si-woo, who succeeded in the attack, first landed on the floor, and raised his hammer like a medallion, then the giant centipede fell to the floor.
Immediately after that, a string of notifications appeared in front of Jung Si-woo’s eyes.
[Quest Condition – Centipede Target Overkill: 453+3+1/150]
[The quest’s requirement has been exceeded by 500%.]
[The Ant Cave Area #184 Centipede’s Lair has been cleared.]
This was the moment that Jung Si-woo managed to succeed in overkilling the boss.
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