A Player who eats Metal. - Chapter 26: Cheongdam-dong, Unexpected Events - 1
“How was that possible?”
When Lee Hyun-wook’s report was over, General Choi Jeong-cheol asked quietly.
“Well, looking at your profile, it says that you can control 300g, but from what you just reported, it seems like you have moved that many times, did I not hear it wrong?”
He speaks softly with a smile on his lips with a warm impression.
However, Lee Hyun-wook was well aware that he was by no means a good person.
In a few years, you will be called one of the guardians of Korea.
‘In a nutshell, the Necromancer was the most wary of the person who attempted to assassinate him early.’
Six years later, Choi Jeong-cheol blocked the first invasion of the Necromancer Corps from the north.
Ten thousand undead forces, the immortal legion that persists and does not die, is swept away with the same persistently burning flames, reducing them to irretrievable ashes.
‘If Inferno is a rocket that can fire indefinitely, Choi Jeong-cheol is a one-shot tactical nuclear bomb.’
As ‘Archmage’, the best attribute among the wizards, it was possible because all other magic was excluded and growth focused solely on range and destructive power.
It was such a deformity, but it was a definite military force.
However, in the end, the fire in Seoul and the fire in Busan
were both extinguished and the Korean Peninsula was engulfed in darkness.
·······After a brief thought, Hyun-wook Lee nodded and answered Choi Jeong-cheol’s question.
“I recently got a message saying that I had broken an achievement, and my ability has improved. As the brigade commander said, instead of 300g, I was able to control 15kg, and I gained some skills.”
15kg, the ability to rise in a moderate line was open.
“Well, it’s an achievement….”
In this game, the ‘achievement system’ was as rare as the ‘quest’.
“To be precise, when I killed the 3rd elite monster, I got the achievement titled
I also added plausible details prepared in advance.
Choi Jeong-cheol seemed to be a little worried, but he quickly turned his gaze away with suspicion.
It was an era where there was no room for even a single word that the ‘F grade’ would be able to grow.
No matter how much I thought about it, there would be no other explanation for the achievement other than that.
“Yes, such an achievement is a story that has a lot of potential.”
Choi Jeong-cheol looked at Kim Kang-seok.
And smiled meaningfully.
“Okay, battalion commander, then this guy can’t be considered an F-class anymore, can you?”
“Brigade commander, in my view, my qualifications as a soldier have already gone far beyond that limit.”
“Hahaha, yes, I admit it. The battalion commander was a friend who deserved praise.”
According to the formula that it cannot grow, it would be an F grade, but the actual combat power is more than a C grade.
With this, even the biggest stumbling block for the appointment of officers has been removed…
“Sergeant Lee Hyun-wook, again, you did a great job. I didn’t just carry out the operation well as an AMT member, but I had to say that I saved a lot of lives…
Choi Jeong-cheol stretched out his short arm and tapped Lee Hyun-wook’s shoulder.
“Then there must be a reward, right?”
Also, it was natural.
“Is there an item you want? Well, tell me about magic armor or something.”
Unfortunately, they did not know what was in the brigade’s arsenal.
‘I don’t need armor, because something similar will happen once the metal is absorbed.’
That’s why I couldn’t pinpoint something and talk about it…
‘A weapon that will soon be needed… Yeah, I’ll have to ask for it.’
Hyunwook Lee nodded.
“Yes, thank you very much. There are a few items you need…”
“Yeah, just say it. I will direct you.”
“I want a weapon with divine power. Two one-handed swords would be good.”
Holy power, literally holy power.
It was the basic power of a Priest or a Paladin, and it was the opposite of the power of darkness.
In other words, it is very effective when dealing with undead or ghosts.
‘The divine power must be steadily increased for the future.’
Again, it was because of a name that came to mind.
On the other hand, Choi Jeong-cheol had a puzzled expression.
“Well, your powers have nothing to do with divine power, are they?”
“you’re right. By the way, I felt it was necessary to have weapons of various attributes this time.”
“The spider-type monster that appeared in this Unlucky Event had virtually negligible physical damage. It must be an AMT operation in which you don’t know what kind of characteristics and attributes you will be dealing with monsters like this… I was thinking I should have it.”
Choi Jeong-cheol nodded his head as he looked around plausibly.
“Oh, you are a thorough friend, yes, you have the attitude to learn through experience, and I love it!”
“Yeah, I’ll tell the governor and they’ll pick out a few decent ones, so you can take any number of them.”
Choi Jeong-cheol didn’t put much importance on such things as a soldier’s posture, so these lines would not be a great score, but Kim Kang-seok was satisfied with every single word and was smiling happily.
“······Oh! And this time, shouldn’t I put another stick on my chest, battalion commander?”
“Yeah, if not, I was going to ask that. If you allow it, I will take care of it.”
One more stick from the corporal, which meant sergeant.
That is, special promotion.
The promotion to the top was about two months later.
‘It seems like they are building a dictionary to make them into officers…
Hyun-wook Lee noticed what the intentions of these two people were for the special promotion.
I’m sorry, but I never thought I’d fall for that plan.
“Then, will you become Sgt. Lee Hyun-wook in a few days?”
“Thank you. We will work harder in the future.”
“Hmm, no. If you work harder than you are now, big things will happen, darling!”
“For that, you’ll have to catch at least Drake! Hahaha!”
Choi Jeong-cheol joked and laughed wildly.
Lee Hyun-wook asked the brigade commander one more thing.
‘Brigade commander, I hope that my face will not be known through this incident.’
There was no advantage at all if the face was revealed to the public.
However, this was a decision that AMT would welcome as well.
If civilian guilds pay attention to the soldiers they want to raise, they will get tired.
Therefore, the existence of Lee Hyun-wook was not revealed even in the news covering this case.
-··················At the time of the unlucky event at Seoul Station, the activities of AMT soldiers are being reported one after another. It is said that a single soldier saved eight hundred citizens from the monster before King Tae-San Han entered, but the identity of the soldier has not been confirmed.
– ··············The citizens who were isolated at Seoul Station are unanimous that the AMT soldier saved them rather than King Han Tae-san, and that the hero deserves attention.
Of course, there was a movement to investigate in detail.
At the moment, it must have been the biggest concern of the public, so it was only natural…
‘Anyway, 4 days later, a big issue that will bury everything will happen.’
The Seoul Station Unlucky Event was literally a foreshadowing.
The full-fledged outbreak of the 4th wave that will begin soon…
All the gossip until now was meant to no longer matter.
And Lee Hyun-wook was also planning to prepare for that time from now on.
By the way······.
– Remains until metal absorption (16:19:59).
“It’s a half-day…”
‘Mananan Mak Lir’s Secret Armor’ was a difficult item to digest.
Even though the internal furnace was running at an efficiency of 150%, enough for daily life, the next 16 hours were needed.
“Who… it’s still hard to absorb hero grade items.”
Of course, there was a lot of work to be done in between.
First of all, I was thinking of turning the ‘reward points’ given to me by the brigade commander into cash.
‘I got 8,000 points with this award…’
In cash terms, that’s about 12 million won.
And since my salary came in yesterday, I got 2.3 million won more.
Hyunwook Lee bought a lot of items that could be turned into cash at the PX item shop.
And I called Chul-soo Park, and that evening, Chul-soo Park came to visit.
It was possible because it was a short distance from Singil to Namsan Mountain.
Hyun-wook Lee sat opposite Chul-soo Park in the meeting room.
“Brother, I’m sorry for telling you to come and go. Because I’m in a situation where I can’t move…”
“Okay, what’s going on?”
Hyunwook Lee held out a paper bag first.
It was 4 cans of premium milk powder.
“Once you take this. I heard it’s the best, but I don’t know what the kid eats, but I tried it once.”
“Ah, thank you for all of this…”
He then passed the orb and asked him to invest in stocks by turning it all into cash.
“Oh, and hyung, I have one more request. I want you to go to the blacksmith alley.”
“Blacksmith Alley? Why are you there?”
On the business card of Craftsman Kang Jeong-doo, he wrote down what he was going to order and handed it to him.
“Iron ball with divine power? oh okay Why do you need that?”
“It’s all useful. If I tell the master Kang my name, he will take care of it.”
“As is the case with investment in the Seongsu manufacturing industry, soon the price of items with divine power will also rise…
If you think about it in relation to the stocks that Hyunwook Lee told you to invest in, you are quick to see.
However, since he didn’t tell me a decisive story, there was no way I could properly grasp the pulse.
“No, is it possible to do sajaegi with only 3 million won worth?”
“Um, okay anyway. But are those stocks really going up? There was no news about it?”
“Brother, wait a minute. And make sure you invest too.”
“Brother, trust me.”
“Yeah, I got it.”
As the catastrophe begins soon, it will rise like the old bitcoins…
Lee Hyun-wook swallowed those words.
“What, why isn’t there one?”
When Lee Hyun-wook returned from the meeting room, the dormitory was empty.
I was going to take them all to training, but I guess they all went to PX somewhere… With that in mind, he grabbed a water bottle and went out of the barracks.
The body furnace was running, but he couldn’t neglect his exercise.
He had to wear a combat uniform to use the training ground, so Lee Hyeon-wook changed into a combat uniform.
And on the way to the training ground…
“······uh! Are you here?”
Ahn Min-tae and other members of the squad gathered near Cheolbong.
And there were a lot of soldiers from other squads as well.
They turned their heads as if they had made a promise to Lee Hyun-wook’s appearance.
And they started to greet each other one by one.
“Ah, Corporal Lee Hyun-wook! Good job!”
“Wow, you’ve worked hard, hehehe…”
No matter how you look at this…
‘Do you feel like you’re being noticed by these sweaty boys?’
Lee Hyun-wook had no choice but to feel a strange burden.
Anyway, that was the case with four iron bars and fourteen people attached to it.
Until a few days ago, there was no one…
“·······Well, what, why are there so many people?”
“Oh! Would you like to use this iron rod?”
A Squadron 4 private came down from the iron rod and said.
“No, you write. I have to go to the training ground.”
“uh? Then can I go with you?”
The guy followed Hyun-wook Lee with a shy expression.
They didn’t even know each other normally, so they pretended to be close very blatantly.
But there were three or four of them, not just one.
That was the extent of them following them openly, and there were children who followed them secretly from a distance.
‘Why are they doing this?’
Ahn Min-tae smiled and moved closer.
“Hey, they look like some kind of badass kid. Look at those faces, expecting a piece of shit to fall off.”
“What’s the parable, Min-tae Ahn…… are you the generation that followed you?”
“Well, wouldn’t it just be like that?”
But when he arrived at the training ground, Lee Hyun-wook heard a funny story.
“········· Junmo Did she do dual training?”
“Yes, that’s right. So I just went to the infirmary.”
When a group of new recruits move in, one of the seniors’ bad hobbies is activated.
It was to attach dual training between the new recruits.
Park Jun-mo was such a toy until Private First Class, but his record was a loss.
Really, I wasn’t even good at it.
“Hey, the infirmary? Are you broken again?”
“Haha, no. It is the opposite.”
“After breaking his nose, he electrocuted him and put him on a pedestal.”
·······Oh, what’s wrong?
When Lee Hyun-wook made such an expression, Ahn Min-tae laughed and explained.
“There has been a lot of uproar these days about wanting to imitate Park Jun-mo’s son, Corporal Lee Hyun-wook. I now do 5 sets of 7-8 pull-ups, and the training to deal with abilities is exhausting and dignified.”
Come to think of it, it seems that my talents with electricity have increased considerably even at Seoul Station.
“Ah, so maybe…”
Lee Hyun-wook looked around.
Now, these guys who have followed Lee Hyun-wook like crazy, Lee Hyun-wook has completely changed and then Park Jun-mo has improved a bit, so do you think there is something great about Lee Hyun-wook?
‘Somehow, I feel like I’ve become a first-team instructor in Daechi-dong…’
Lee Hyun-wook didn’t know, but there were jokes circulating within the company saying, “If you ride the Lee Hyun-wook coin, you’ll be fine.”
Then, another person approached.
It was a large private, Lee Won-seok.
He was carrying a training bayonet on one shoulder.
“…… Hyeon-wook Lee’s illness?”
When his thick voice resonated softly, everyone around him couldn’t help but get nervous.
It was because I thought that the relationship between the two of us who had been fighting for a while was not very good.
Lee Hyun-wook also wondered if this child was losing his mind and starting an argument again.
But it was quite different from back then.
Above all else, the gang and my classmates that he was carrying around like a folding screen were looking at this side, crouching from afar.
“If you have time, I have something to tell you.”
“…do you want to duel with me one more time?”
Someone swallowed dry saliva at those remarks.
Is it possible that you are going to apply for a ‘revenge match’ after sharpening your sword after the last defeat?
A moment of silence…
Then, Lee Won-seok turned into a bewildered expression for a moment.
“Oh! It’s not like I’m just arguing again, to be honest…”
“I want to learn a little bit about what my problem is!”
Lee Won-seok nodded his head.
“Hey, I want to apply for a non-commissioned officer, but I feel like I’m not enough!”
This, too, was a disappointing situation.
Oh Sang-guk and Kwak Jin-cheol, the guy who used to be a bully while hanging out with them, bowed his pride to Lee Hyun-wook, who beat him up, and asked him to teach him something…, Lee Hyun-
“That is great.”
“I wished I had a training partner who was alive and moving, so come on up.”
Lee Hyun-wook said as he went up to the battle box.
“Ah, that… huh…”
Lee Won-seok’s expression turned white.
Because it reminded me of the nightmare of last night.
“Why do you hate it?”
“Oh, no! As long as you teach me, you can beat me! By the way, Corporal Lee Hyun-wook? If you, Mo, and I don’t suffocate your neck…”
Hyunwook Lee rolled his eyes.
“Some of the top Orcs use grappling and ground techniques, so if you, a tank, run into them, do you plan to run away?”
Then he patted my cheek and jumped up into the battle box.
“Yes! Then I’ll be ready to pass out!”
This phenomenon, the interests and requests of the company members, was, frankly, a nuisance.
Hyunwook Lee thought it was a good thing.
It was necessary to use a battalion force to break through the long, long hell that was about to begin.
According to the original history, after the 4th wave, there who survived the 1st Company of the 1st Battalion here,
there were only 7 people including me.’
Yes, it was practically annihilated.
‘But this time it will be different.’
Lee Hyun-wook looked at the company members who were training hard.
‘If they follow me well, they won’t just survive…’
He relaxed his wrist and faced Lee Won-seok.
‘······Can eat the whole 4th wave.’
If controlling and attacking one gate is sea fishing, the fourth wave was like hunting and dismantling a huge whale.
In other words, it was never a problem that could be solved alone. Like operating a whaling boat through the ocean, a large number of sailors had to work together.
And as if supporting his aspirations, a system message appeared in front of his eyes.
– Metal absorption is complete. (Mananan Mak Mir’s Secret Armor)
* The weight of metal that can be controlled has been increased. : 2,961g
‘Hero-grade armor, finally absorbed.’
– Currently steerable ‘metal’ weight: 21,358g
2.9kg increased at once, and the metal control power exceeded 20kg.
But this was only the beginning.
– congratulations! The ‘Rigidization’ skill is greatly enhanced by satisfying special conditions!
As the swallowed metal is an ‘armor’ item, it spontaneously fused with a similar ‘rigidization’.
All the options attached to the hero-grade armor, some of them would have been ‘skilled’.
At the moment Lee Hyun-wook was about to check the details…
– Hook- Ah, the administration class is preaching…
Something unexpected has started.
– ······· Corporal Hyun-wook Lee, Corporal Hyun-wook Lee, please go to the battalion commander’s office immediately. This is the commander-in-chief’s call. The end of the abnormal propagation.
Since the battalion commander was called on a Saturday morning, I couldn’t even guess what the hell was going on.
Lee Hyun-wook immediately headed to the blacksmith’s office.
And the moment you open the door to the battalion commander’s room and enter,
“If you send it there, our children will all die!”
With a voice like Kim Kang-seok’s shouting, Lee
Hyun-wook could not help but panic for a moment.
It was because I had never seen Kim Kang-seok screaming.
Someone was sitting in front of him.
He was the Black Tiger Corps raid tactics training center, Lieutenant Cheon Myeong-ho.
The two turned their heads and looked at Lee Hyun-wook.
Their faces were hardened.
······They all die anyway, what does this mean?