Level Up - Chapter 23: Secret Dungeon - 2
It was about five years after Hyun-seok lost his eyes that he discovered the invisible dungeon.
In fact, he didn’t even know it was an invisible dungeon at that time. It’s a matter of course. Since he couldn’t see, he only knew the existence of the dungeon, and he couldn’t tell whether others could see it or not.
He couldn’t even tell the difference between the black hole nor the white hole. However, it was only possible to distinguish because of the different nature of mana.
The mana emitted from the black hole felt much more refined. While white hole mana was rougher and more disordered than black holes.
The magical properties of invisible dungeons were similar to black holes. So at first, he thought it was a black hole at first.
When he told the guild master about the existence of the dungeon here at the time, he could not see his expression, but he could guess his emotions through the waves of mana from his body.
He probably had a ridiculous look. In addition, entering the invisible dungeon was treated like that because it was completely different from entering other dungeons.
He even used his mana to jump into the dungeon, which was created three meters above the ground, but only air passed through this vain.
It was about 10 days after Hyun Seok reported to the guild master that he found out how to enter the dungeon.
He caught a special flow of mana, he found out that he couldn’t get inside without using it.
‘I had to use a way of twisting the flow of mana, it was like a key and a lock.’
Invisible dungeons have been found in many other places besides here. In addition, each dungeon had a different wavelength of mana to match. It was as if each dungeon was locked with a special mana pattern.
Looking back now, that would be right.
It was this invisible dungeon that made Hyun Seok think twice about its use.
Anyway, Hyun Seok was the only one who could find the invisible dungeon at that time, and he was the only one who could open it.
Once the door was opened to the wavelength, other Players could enter the dungeon, as many as possible. In fact, the invisible dungeon was a dungeon that you couldn’t open several times. It was very different from other dungeons.
“I really can’t see it.” Hyun Seok looked up as he muttered.
‘Whenever I look at it with my own eyes, it told me that I had returned to the past.’
Now I can fully understand how absurd other Players might have felt at that time when I told them about this dungeon.
It was so transparent that I didn’t think there would be anything.
For Hyun Seok, if the flow of air changes, there must be something, but the others can’t feel it, as a dungeon there was no such thing, so there was no subtle sense of incompatibility.
Suddenly, Hyun Seok thought about looking at the place in his mind.
When he focused on the mana in my eyes and checked the invisible dungeon, he was surprised to see the name on the dungeon. Just like any other dungeon.
[12th Supply Warehouse]
Hyun Seok’s eyes widened in shock.
So the transparent dungeon was a warehouse. It seemed to be a warehouse used by the military as the word supply was included.
I never thought it would be like this. I thought it was just a real dungeon. A very special dungeon indeed.
‘Well, then it’s a special dungeon.’
There won’t be a dungeon named by the supply warehouse. Hyun Seok thought that he should check the name of Whitehall.
Until now, he had no intention of wasting his mana on Whitehall because he had not even thought of entering. However, now that he saw the name of the invisible dungeon, he thought to check it once.
In the end, it was not a bad choice to check the rough information in advance because he had to go into Whitehall later.
He has received information that is quite valuable.
“So they’re like guardians guarding the supply depot?”
Thinking of it like that, it just reflects the reason behind all Hyun Seok’s doing.
The reason why Hyun Seok has gathered power-up kits, raised levels, and prepared artifacts so far was to enter that transparent dungeon.
The invisible dungeon was home to a really powerful monster.
“It’s a pity that once you clear this dungeon, it won’t appear again.”
In the past, Hyun Seok has dealt with such dungeons. All he had to do was to enter and exit the dungeon as he lured the monsters to death one by one. Hyun Seok was going to do that again.
It was possible enough.
Even then, the level was not very high. This time, he was able to achieve this kind of result because he leveled up by clearing the mutant Thunder Fly Nest like crazy Player.
In fact, other Players could never level up this way, So far. Anyway, Hyun Seok took a deep breath. He stretched his hand up.
They mana squirted out of Hyun Seok’s hand. Players who can draw mana to the outside world are rare enough to be considered. And Hyun Seok was so good that he was one of the first Players with such abilities.
Now, the mana control ability was much better than before. Compared to that, only the amount of mana was lacking.
I never took a break from dealing with mana, ‘it was natural to see my skills glowing gradually.’
‘If it’s luck, it’s luck.’
In the past, there was so much mana that the control over it was stagnant. However, as the level dropped to the bottom, new perspectives and ways of accessing mana were introduced.
And it eventually led Hyun Seok to the next level of his mana control.
‘Perhaps if I had the same mana as before in this state, I can become stronger than you can imagine.’ he thought of it.
The mana that flows out from Hyun Seok’s hand penetrated into the entrance of the dungeon.
Hyun Seok carefully moved his mana to make a pattern. He suddenly thought that an invisible dungeon may have been artificially created by someone.
Doesn’t it seem like the person who made the dungeon intentionally hung the code? Hyun Seok seems to have become a hacker who breaks the code.
Hyun Seok smiled and shook his head.
‘What kind of a fool in the world makes it so easy for anyone to unlock the code?’
If the pattern is so simple, only the flow of mana can be felt, and anyone with control can easily open it. It was as simple as turning the unlocked door knob.
Hyun Seok rotated his palm sideways making the mana to also swirl sideways.
“It’s open.” He sang happily.
The entrance to the dungeon opened. Of course, the open entrance was also transparent. It means invisible. But that didn’t mean Hyun Seok couldn’t go in.
Hyun seok bent his knees and jumped up with strong force.
As soon as his body touched the dungeon, he was sucked into somewhere.
After a while, the entrance to the dungeon slowly began to close. Of course, there was still nothing in sight.
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As soon as Hyun Seok entered the dungeon, he looked around. He saw a huge door far away. And four beasts stood in front of the door like a statue.
The beasts seemed to be unaware of Hyun Seok’s presence. It was like he had to get within a certain range to make them aware.
However, once the beast realised his presence, it shows a truly terrifying power. They were also so sensitive to the flow of mana that it was hard to deal with.
Hyun Seok took a deep breath.
“One at a time. First of all, let’s eat this first.”
Hyun Seok has power-up kits all over his clothes. It was to take out one by one and eat it in an emergency.
Power-up kits make you pop your mana and strength without side effects. This was exactly what he found, but it increases mana by 2.5 times. It was a tremendous buff.
There was only one disadvantage of the power-up kit and the maintenance time. If he eats it, he can maintain that power for exactly 3 minutes. And once it’s eaten, it needed 20 minutes to cool down until he ate it again.
‘I shouldn’t eat again before it cools down. That would only increase ‘cool down’ without effect.’ Hyun Seok tried to understand the power-up kit actually works.
If he watches out that part, the power-up kit shows great power that can be called the invention of the century.
Double the Mana and higher the level, the greater the effect.
Of course, there is a limit here. The limit of the power-up kit was the moment when the total amount of mana reaches 1,000 it becomes buff. Therefore, if someone eats it at level 50 or higher, the effect will gradually decrease, and if you eat level 100 or higher, you will not see any effect.
However, it made such a huge sensation that it changed the paradigm of the dungeon. And now only Hyun Seok can use it.
Hyun Seok picked up a piece of pre-prepared iron. He was planning to use this to lure only one beast at a time. It was a very simple and effective way.
He took mana on his hand and put it in the metal. Putting mana on things was the ability he gained in this life. Of course, it was the power of mana control.
In the past, his Guild needed a person to blame for every mistake and Hyun Seok was one for them. The Guild had used him and discard.
‘Come to think of it, I’ve had a hard time getting involved in a bunch of crap.’
‘Of course, I won’t be involved with them this time. However, I didn’t mean to leave them alone. One day, we should show them the bitterness of life.’
Thinking of such miscellaneous thoughts, Hyun Seok threw a metal ball containing mana as hard as he could.
With a throw the metal ball containing mana flew straight into the air. Hyun Seok immediately swallowed the power-up kit in his mouth.
A light flashed into the eyes of one of the beasts. And It raised it’s hand.
The beast was as huge as a gorilla, it caught the metal ball in its hand.
The metal ball containing mana smashed and fell to the floor.
“Hey, hey!” Hyun tried to gain it’s attention.
The beast’s eyes turned to Hyun Seok. The flash of its eyes became brighter.
Thump! Thump! Thump!
It slowly moved toward Hyun Seok. As Hyun Seok stepped back little by little, he increased his speed further.
Boom boom! Boom boom! Boom boom!
Hyun Seok turned around and ran fast. It made the beast run as well at a much faster pace.
Boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom!
The floor seemed to be shaken. The beast was moving his heavy weight and was now running fast after Hyun Seok.
“Hey, hey!” As soon as there was a strange noise, Hyun seok threw himself to the sideway.
A ray of light came out from the beast’s eyes and exploded where Hyun Seok was just now. Hyun Seok was running around in a zigzagged way.
J-ing! J-ing! J-ing!
Guagua Gua Gua Guang!
Light and explosions occurred in succession everywhere. Hyun Seok ran away from all the attacks.
‘This is it!’
Hyun Seok ran to the point he wanted, then reversed himself, slightly lowering his head, and ran back toward the beast. The rays of light swept through the part of Hyun Seok’s head .
Hyun Seok ran faster using the force of the explosion from behind. Before he knew it, he had a sword in my hand.
‘Let’s start from there!’
Hyun Seok pierced the sword into the arms of the beast. It doesn’t even flinch. The beast’s whole body was a weapon. Even the hair on the body.
Hyun Seok stabbed the sword in the gap between the beast’s groin and slipped between his legs.
The hairs on the beast fall out. The saliva swept through the front of the beast.
Hyun Seok clenched his jaw and moved around to the other beast. No matter how weak he is, he should never let go of the tension.
It was a terrifying game.
‘One minute left!’
Hyun Seok took a strong hold of his sword. The other beasts were now turning to face Hyun Seok’s…