I Login Alone - Chapter 4: Breaking Bones
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“Woah, this is a huge door.”
Jung Si-woo touched both pockets of his pants that are filled to the brim with crystal beads (come to think of it, this is the same training pants he wore when he left the house) and raised his head to look forward.
Jung Si-woo could probably reach the top of the door only if he jumped with all his might, and that is a great feat. This is because Jung Si-woo’s power is not ordinary. That’s how huge the door is.
‘Even if it’s only a test dungeon, does it make sense to be able to reach the end this quickly… and the werewolves could not even touch him during the fight.’
Unlike Jung Si-woo, who is looking at the door in fascination, Soo Ah-rin was in a state of exhaustion. I knew that he was strange for saving me who’s falling down from the Sky Castle without hesitation, but I didn’t know he was this strange.
“Jung Si-woo, did you learn any kind of martial arts?”
“Just a little bit of basic Taekwondo, Hapkido, Judo and Kendo. Because I was born like this, I had to learn them to control my power.”
Indeed, Soo Ah-rin decided not to ask to what extent is the ‘basic’ he’s talking about. Instead, she decided to tell him what he has to do now.
“Before entering the boss room, always check your physical health and stamina for the last time. You have to prepare the most powerful skill or spell to be used against the boss… but you have no skills yet, so it can’t be helped.”
“Why do you need to prepare skills and spells in advance?”
“Because all dungeon bosses have a three second grace period once you open the door.”
It’s another game-like term.
“Does that mean I could attack it during the grace period?”
“Are you able to attack the boss within three seconds?”
The boss isn’t just behind the door, so players with melee abilities often don’t have this advantage, she continued.
“Three seconds, right? Got it.”
“The boss of the dungeon is closely related to the monsters in the corresponding dungeon. There are a lot of werewolves in this test dungeon, so you can guess that the boss of the dungeon is also a werewolf, or their superior.”
Soo Ah-rin said this herself, but this doesn’t make any sense. This is because if you move to the upper level of werewolf, most of them break through level 100. The criteria for selecting monsters in this dungeon are crazy! Then either Jung Si-woo has gone insane, or Soo Ah-rin is the one that has lost her mind!
“Anyway, it doesn’t change the fact that only monsters that I can handle appear. It’s fine.”
“That was what I’m concerned about… No, it’s fine.”
Leaving Soo Ah-rin who was resigning to her fate, Jung Si-woo exhales deeply, bending his knees. It’s the best position to gain momentum.
He has kept the crystal monster beads in a safe place. It’s an obvious choice, so it won’t slow him down. But he still has the dollars on him.
“Please open the door.”
“Oh, I hate myself for increasing my reasoning power.”
Soo Ah-rin placed her hand on the boss room’s door and took a deep breath. Fighting the boss is scary even in a test dungeon. Even if there is no death, the trauma of the boss battle stays for a long time. Though they have the best wings, if they can’t beat the boss, they cannot be promoted to a player and remain as candidates for years.
‘I can’t let that happen. This person must pass through the test dungeon…!’
Those who can’t pass the test dungeon in Sky Castle can go back to their daily lives, but we still don’t know what will happen to those who can’t pass the test dungeons in the Ant Cave.
It would be great if he could get out of the dungeon and back to his daily life, but what if he can’t? Moreover, even if he can escape from the dungeon, what happens to Soo Ah-rin who has not been reborn as a supporter?
I was even more anxious because it went smoothly so far. The future where Jung Si-woo fought the boss but kneel in vain, is painted in her mind, and the next moment is colored in black.
Although she was maintaining a bright tone, Soo Ah-rin’s body was almost faced with death just a few hours ago. Once she started to feel anxious about one thing, she became anxious about everything. Perhaps the fact that she met Jung Si-woo was also just her dream.
She belatedly realizes that she had opened the door of the boss room. A door that has been opened cannot be closed again. Moreover, as soon as she opened the door enough to fit him, Jung Si-woo was already running forward!
Soo Ah-rin fell on her place after hearing the boss’s clear howl. Werewolf is definitely an outrageous monster, but this one was different from just a normal superior werewolf!
“Level… 100! Giant Black Wolf!”
Did her words reach Jung Si-woo’s ears? It seemed that was not the case when she saw him running straight toward the boss without hesitation.Giant Black Wolf was in the very corner of the vast boss room from where the door was opened and revealed. It was a place that seemed to not give any chance for attack during the grace period, but that wasn’t enough to dampen Jung Si-woo’s spirit.
“That is absurd!”
Within about 1.3 seconds, Jung Si-woo jumped from the floor with a momentum to race against the time. Then, as if pulled from the front, he dashes toward the monster with a dazzling speed!
“Do you really have to make a joke while in this life-threatening situation!”
Jung Si-woo is not a human, but a beast. It means that he knows exactly where to attack first to weaken the enemy.
3 seconds, only one chance to attack the enemy. The part he picked was its eyes.
Jung Si-woo landed on the floor and smiled victoriously. In his hand was the Giant Black Wolf’s left eyeball.
“You can collect body parts of the enemy during the fight.”
“When the monster dies, it disappears! That aside, it’s coming from behind you!”
Jung Si-woo threw the eyeball in his hand without looking back. The eyeball that flew with a terrifying intensity hit its right eye this time.
The result is clear. In other words, even his right eye cleanly exploded.
Jung Si-woo did not even see the enemy. But he had completely grasped the enemy’s condition and perfectly attacked its weakness. Even when she was clearing the 32nd stage dungeon with the members of Soaring Tempest Guild, there was no player like this.
“Oh, it hit the eye. Nicee!”
“Did you just throw it randomly?!”
She just couldn’t put up with him!
However, the loss of both eyes was not enough to weaken it. He has a more sensitive sense of smell than vision, and he also possesses an overwhelming agility compared to other monsters over level 100.
Crucially, three seconds passed since the boss room opened. It didn’t seem so difficult for the Giant Black Wolf to rush to Jung Si-woo and bite him. The monster also thought the same and acted immediately.
The earth vibrated. The floor through which he passed was destroyed, and the stone exploded all over the place. It was almost as frightening as his mother who chased him with a broom.
“If you’re hit with that blow directly, you will die! Avoid it!”
“Thank you for telling me what I didn’t know!”
If the enemy is quite fast, I’ll try to tackle it and break its legs, but if I tackle the Giant Black Wolf’s legs while it dashes toward me and is over 3 meters in height, I’ll break my own leg.
Then apply judo and use my strength to throw him over… seems like my life will be thrown over as well so skip. Then what should I do?’The grace period has ended… There’s only the sense of smell left that he’s going to rely on, but is there any way to use it somehow to trick him? ‘
Jung Si-woo hurriedly thought about avoiding the rush of the wolf. But to his surprise, he had a good idea.
He took off his top completely. A muscular body, like a sculpture, was exposed in the air.
“What are you doing!”
Soo Ah-rin looked at Jung Si-woo intently. Is this the expression of a person who seeks light without giving up even in the dark? If there was a phone, she would have taken a picture.
Jung Si-woo stopped in his tracks and only threw his shirt to the opposite wall. Honestly, he thought it wouldn’t be deceived unless it was a fool, but fortunately, the Giant Black Wolf is a fool and it ran as hard as it could to chase the shirt.
Actually, there was no mana in his body, so the monsters’ sensing ability was lowered, but he didn’t know that.
Whatever the situation, it is true that right now is a great opportunity!
He waited for the Giant Black Wolf to rush to the other side of the wall and catch up with his shirt, and then attacked its hind legs with a heavy sliding tackle the moment he stopped.
Surprisingly, with a breaking sound, its leg was completely broken!
A horrible scream filled the boss room more than when one of its eyes was pulled out or when its other eye exploded. He tried to attack Jung Si-woo by swinging his other leg right away, but he has already been thrown back.
“It’s weaker than I thought!”
“You’re the weird one, you are!”
If the attack didn’t go right, Jung Si-woo was thinking about taking off his pants this time, but fortunately for him, and sadly for the young girl behind him, the Giant Black Wolf lost one leg perfectly.
If anything changed due to that one hind leg it lost, it’s the speed of its rush.
“Yes, just hang on a little more!”
Jung Si-woo was a little bit scared when it first rushed toward him at an incredibly fast pace, but now he almost burst out laughing when he saw the Giant Black Wolf limping after losing one leg.
Of course, he broke both of its legs at the same time! The moment when Jung Si-woo’s sliding tackle, who didn’t know how to hold back, completely crushed one of his hind legs, the Giant Black Wolf finally lost his balance and rolled to the floor!
“Yes, I win!”
“I can’t believe this…”
Who would have imagined that a player candidate without a single skill would be able to achieve this victory against a level 100 Giant Black Wolf? Moreover, to be able to defeat it this quickly!
However, while Soo Ah-rin remain speechless, Jung Si-woo beat the whole body of the Giant Black Wolf, and with its last remaining energy, the Giant Black Wolf, who was about to bite his arm, until the end couldn’t even throw a solid hit to Jung Si-woo and lost its life.
“Oh, his body did not disappear. The boss can be looted as well, right?”
“…I don’t know.”
Jung Si-woo finishes looting 15 $100 bills and one small black monster bead from the monster boss.
[Test Dungeon has been cleared.]
[The calculation will begin.]
A small flame that rose from the underground finally began to reveal its shape.
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