Level Up - Chapter 30: Chilseong Faction
Hyun Seok was running with a proper speed control, however for those who were following him it seemed like he was much faster.
If Hyun Seok wanted, he could have gotten rid of all of them instantly without wasting much of his energy. But right now he didn’t want to do that because it wasn’t his actual purpose. That’s why he didn’t even go far and kept on running around the neighborhood.
Hyun Seok had a clear aim. It was to hide from the eyes of those who were not Chilseongites. So Hyun Seok kept on running around the neighborhood in a circle, aiming for a good opportunity.
His first target were those who were believed to work for the Crimson Poison Guild.
Hyun Seok ran along a wide road and flipped into an alley. Where, the Chilseongites quickly followed in.
The alley was short, and the end was divided into three paths. So, Chilseongites divided their members into three teams and each one ran into different paths.
After a while, the Crimson Poison Guild came into the same alley. As soon as they entered the alley, Hyun Seok fell from the top, behind them. They didn’t even feel a trace of him at all.
Hyun Seok took out a few long thin needles and quickly pierced it into the neck of the three men.
The three men lost their consciousness, their body hit the ground as they fell down. Perhaps even if they wake up again, they will not remember when and how they became unconscious.
It was the hair of a Needle Tiger he preserved from the demon world. The Needle Tiger was a beast, it had thin needles in place of it’s hair. It looked like a hybrid of hedgehogs and tigers.
The Needle Tiger’s fur was one of the most useful items he ever discovered. It could also be used as a weapon.
It has a strong anesthetic component, so most of the Players fall asleep whenever they are stabbed by it.
Hyun Seok was confident that the needle would show its effect on them because he had already checked the level of those Players.
Hyun Seok quickly escaped from that place, carrying three unconscious bodies at the same time.
As soon as Hyun Seok left, two of Hwang’s subordinates quietly entered the alley.
The two nodded looking at each other and quickly left the place in a hurry.
When someone missed their target, it was better to find a location as soon as possible. To save themselves.
* * *
Hyun Seok hid the bodies of the three men on the rooftop of an abandoned building nearby and moved back to his second target.
It was Hwang’s subordinates’ turn. It wasn’t that simple.
However, Hyun Seok’s ability was far beyond the human category. He was a bit of a tricky person, but he could do anything he wanted.
The difference in skill between those sent by Hwang’s old man and those sent by the Chilseong Faction was so high that even if he ran a little faster it would create a distance between the two groups. One of them would obviously be left behind.
Hyun Seok followed the plan he made, in the same way he defeated two members of the old Hwang with the hair of a Needle Tiger.
There was no doubt on when they would wake up again because the anesthetic fluid was constantly spilling into their body as long as the fur was embedded into their neck.
Hyun Seok hid them on the roof of a suitable building. Unless Hyun Seok wakes them up again, they will probably be asleep here until they die.
After handling the two Organizations, Hyun Seok finally went back to lure the Chilseong Faction.
Now he is ready to deal with the Chilseong Faction.
The movements of the Chilseong Faction members became fuzzy because of Hyun Seok’s appearance and disappearance time to time. Their temper had begun to rise.
“But they won’t change even if the world changes.” Hyun Seok said to himself.
With a laugh Hyun Seok reappeared. He could feel the movement of the Chilseong Faction members everywhere.
The number of members was now crossing 20. More people were arriving one after another.
“The boss of Chilseong……was he Kang Joong Tae?”
He had a quite bad relationship with the Chilseongites in his previous life. He remembered how much he’d been beaten by them when he was in Crimson Poison Guild.
It was true that Crimson Poison was a Sub-Organization of the Chilseong Factions, and Hyun Seok was like a slave to Crimson Poison.
Hyun Seok was not even treated as a human by the Crimson Poison. Therefore, the Chilseong Faction also never mercied Hyun Seok in any way.
Thanks to this, Hyun Seok learned what kind of trash the Chilseong Faction gathered.
From Hyun Seok’s view, the Chilseong Faction was a group of people who should disappear from the world.
It wasn’t wrong to say that every single person Hyun Seok met in the Chilseong Faction was a human waste without a doubt.
At this point, the Chilseong Faction has already done so many inhumane things. So, Hyun Seok made a fair decision. They should get a taste of their own medicine.
Hyun Seok was moving at a moderate speed, but he could sense the presence of countless people following him. The number of Players was increasing one by one.
‘This is it… How many people are trying to catch me?’
The Chilseong Faction were highly determined to catch Hyun Seok. So far, more than 30 people had come into Hyun Seok’s sight. However, there was no end to it, the number of people kept on raising. Hyun Seok wondered if the whole Chilseong Faction would be coming.
It was actually a little weird. The Chilseong Faction must have understood the significance and made a judgment on Hyun Seok. Since his information was leaked in moderation, they might have set up a plan based on it.
But if they’re working on that information, their present actions were too much. They were acting as if they were dealing with a Guild or Organization, not with one person.
‘Come to think of it…….’ Hyun Seok suddenly remembered the other organizations who were chasing him.
Perhaps the Chilseong Faction had a bad relationship with those Organizations. Maybe they are trying to not only deal with Hyun Seok but also with those Organizations at once. If he thinks that way, the existing number of Players were not enough.
‘If so…Uh, that means more are coming?’
If the situation of the Chilseong Faction was the same as he expected, he had a chance to give a huge blow to the Chilseong Faction.
‘I hope Kang Jung Tae comes, too. It would be better if Kim Sang Woo, his right-hand man came along with him.’
Kang Joong Tae and Kim Sang Woo are the center of the Chilseong Faction. If the two die, the Chilseong Faction was more likely to fall off due to internal strife.
Of course, only Hyun Seok knew about it and other Organizations had no idea that it could be possible.
There was no circumstantial evidence of this being exposed above the surface. It was an information that only people who have experienced the future could know.
Hyun Seok ran around the same area to attract more Chilseongites. And obviously it didn’t took much time.
‘I have to be aware of the right time.’
Hyun Seok calculated the perfect timing to lead the Chilseong Faction alone, so that the other Organizations do not intervene.
At the exact time, Hyun Seok changef his track. And all the Players Chilseong Faction, chased after Hyun Seok.
* * *
The battlefield chosen by Hyunseok was an abandoned building on the road leading to the outskirts of Seoul.
In fact, it was a building that he chose in advance for the fight. Even before staying at the hotel. It was better to fight here because there was really nothing in the nearby area and only this building was standing alone. So their fight won’t cause much damage.
The funny thing was that the Chilseongites were very familiar with the building. They seemed to know how useful this building was. Hyun Seok could tell that they used it often.
As soon as the building came to their sight, everyone scattered around the building to find Hyun Seok’s location. Hyun Seok thought it wasn’t a big deal and went inside it.
Even at this moment, members of the Chilseong Faction were rushing around the place. It’s not as easy as it sounds to control the neighborhood, but it requires a lot of mana.
Anyway, that was something Hyun Seok didn’t have to care about. What Hyun Seok cared about was how to effectively sweep them away.
‘It’s important to deal with it. There are people who will eventually die. No, maybe I’ll kill everyone here.’
Future Players, including Hyun Seok, were much more cruel while killing than any other ordinary Players. When someone hunts in dungeons, they go through all sorts of hardships.
Clearing a dungeon and fighting with the Players of another Guild were two different things. There were even times when beasts in the dungeon appeared in human form.
They dressed like knights or wizards and rushed to Players as if they were a hunting demon. Because they were beasts they also possess a Spirit Stone in their body.
Anyway, Hyun Seok had no intention of showing mercy to the Chilseong Faction, they act as human trash who are going to enslave people in the future.
That implies that there will be a huge number of corps. It was important to deal with it.
Of course, Hyun Seok had many ways.
‘First of all…… I need a pocket or a container box to hold all the bodies.’ Hyun started planning his next move.
The simplest way was to throw it into a dungeon. In fact, there were quite a few people who cover up murder in that way these days.
Hyun Seok planned everything and sprinkled small beads beads all over the building.
It was a crystal-sized bead, mixed with many waste materials like dust, stones, or soil that it was hard to reveal where it was sprinkled.
No matter how much Hyun Seok transcended humans, raised the level to 89 and armed with much better equipment than ordinary Players, it was still difficult to deal with so many enemies at once. So what he prepared was these tiny beads which he sprayed all over the place.
It just looks like a bead, but it was actually an egg of a beast. Hyun Seok scattered all the eggs and left hurriedly.
After a while, the Chilseongites rushed into the building.
Hyun Seok smiled cruelly, waiting to execute his next step.
“It’s showtime now?” Hyun Seok murmured lowly.
With that sound, the waves of mana spreaded everywhere.
As soon as the eggs of the beasts came in contact with the Mana wave it hatched in unison. They were incredibly large compared to the tiny beads.
The sight of hundreds of bees fluttering in the air was spectacular but also terrifying at the same time.
The Chilseongites froze. They had never seen such beast. Obviously, because the Lee Beast was not discovered yet. These were the ones Hyun Seok brought from the Secret Dungeon.
The number of bees increases with every wave of mana .
Now, the battle between the Chilseongites and the Black Flame Bees began.