Reader - Chapter 178: Kranus Token
Soo Hyuk couldn’t reply to Yeon Jeung.
He didn’t think it would be Auto Hunting, so his mouth was frozen seeing it.
Of course, he wasn’t speechless because of negative reasons. A smile bloomed on his face.
[Obtained Poison Pouch of Poison Lizards x2]
The black circles returned back to Soo Hyuk.
“What about the cooldown? How many minutes do they last?”
Yeon Jeung asked when the black circles returned back.
“There is no cooldown because it’s summoning magic. It lasts 10 minutes.”
Summoning magic is different from normal magic.
There is some summoning magic with a cooldown time but most of them could be called high tier. Normal summoning magic doesn’t have a cooldown time.
And because there is no cooldown, the Skill Level will rise depending on the time summoned, not the number of times summoned.
“They last 10 minutes? Then mass summoning them would be impossible?”
“Yes. When I summon new ones, the previous ones disappear.”
Soo Hyuk thought while answering Yeon Jeung.
It wasn’t that he didn’t think about it at all, but the idea of Auto Hunting monsters was very exciting.
“But does it only attack monsters?”
“I was wondering, does it attack all living things or just monsters?”
Soo Hyuk was surprised by Yeon Jeung’s question.
‘Come to think of it…’
The Children of Darkness attacked the monsters but is it really just monsters?
“I should check it once.”
Soo Hyuk said.
Once someone is friendly and is in the party, they won’t be attacked under those circumstances. But what about the NPCs and users who aren’t friendly? What if the Children of Darkness attack them?
It would be a big problem. He needed confirmation.
‘Is it in the book?’
Of course, he didn’t need to experiment in order to check it.
The conditions of the <What is Dark Magic?> book in the Matab library should already be satisfied.
The book would have additional information about the skill <Children of Darkness>.
“First of all, let’s go.”
Soo Hyuk started walking again.
“Oh, where did that guy go?”
Allion swung his dagger and went through the bush.
Presently, Allion was looking for a soldier from the Fade Kingdom that was spying on their hideout.
“He wouldn’t have gone far in that state.”
The soldier had suffered fatal injuries and should be around there somewhere.
‘This Way… This way…’
6 o’clock (TL Note: Direction according to hands of a clock)
There were footsteps of two people.
Allion secretly moved to the place where the footsteps could be heard.
As he arrived at his destination, he smiled. It was because he could see two men walking as expected.
He couldn’t see the soldier among them, but it didn’t matter.
“I haven’t tried my hand at battling in a long time.”
After coming here, Allion hasn’t robbed anyone from the Fade Kingdom in a long time .
Allion looked at the men excitedly.
It was then.
Allion lowered his head toward the sound beneath his feet.
A question mark appeared on his face.
‘What is this?’
It was because there was a black circle under him.
Sharp thorns popped up from the circle. The distance was too close and the speed was too fast to avoid them.
The black thorns penetrated through Allion.
He was surprised seeing the black thorns pierce his stomach.
At that moment, his eyes became dark.
It wasn’t that they became dark because of a desperate situation. Allion’s eyes literally became dark.
His vision was filled with darkness as if he closed his eyes.
Was it because he couldn’t see even when he opened his eyes? Or was it because of the black thorns that pierced him?
As he choked, his mind began to blur.
‘Oh, what is this?’
Allion soon lost his mind and collapsed. He would never wake up again.
After a while, someone appeared next to Allion.
That someone was his colleague, Cater.
He checked Allion’s condition and when he learned that he was dead, he stood up and began to check his surroundings.
Allion was pierced and killed. However, there were no such monsters in the Damp Wetlands.
He checked the surroundings again and was able to find some traces.
He could see the footprints of two people.
Then, he returned to Allion’s body full of excitement.
‘Was he trying to rob them all alone? And the situation became like this? Wow.’
Cater smiled and lifted Allion’s body. He turned around and began walking.
“You said that Poison Frogs were not hostile monsters?”
Soo Hyuk nodded at Yeon Jeung.
“Then they will attack whether it’s a hostile or non-hostile monster…”
He murmured and opened the Drop Window.
[Poison Frog’s Feet x3]
Just before the Children of Darkness disappeared, a Drop Window appeared.
They caught Poison Frogs. However, unlike Poison Lizards, Poison Frogs were non-hostile monsters.
It was then.
The Drop Window updated after the level up message.
[Obtained Kranus Token]
Soo Hyuk glanced at the drop window.
Only a level up message should have appeared but the window stated the contrary.
The Children of Darkness were still circling around.
What on earth did they defeat that dropped an item?
Soo Hyuk clicked on the <Kranus Token> in his inventory to learn more information about the item.
<Kranus Token [Special]>
It’s a proof of being a member of Kranus, a group of continental-level murderers.
Bring it to the Fade Empire Bounty Office to receive a quest.
Even checking the information about the token didn’t solve his doubts.
‘Where did this come from?’
No matter how much he thought about it, he couldn’t figure out why it was dropped.
“What is it?”
Yeon Jeung asked.
“An item called <Kranus Token> was dropped.”
Soo Hyuk’s answer surprised Yeon Jeung.
“You know about it?”
“Oh, of course I know! It’s a group of murderers wanted throughout the continent. The crazy NPC named Pain, who is being chased by the Fade Kingdom, belongs to it. But how was the token dropped?”
“It’s weird… I don’t think a monster would have dropped this.”
Soo Hyuk looked around and said.
“Was there someone around here?”
“Check the quest. If someone was killed, then the number would rise.”
At Yeon Jeung’s call, Soo Hyuk opened the quest window and confirmed the special quest <Wisdom of the Killer>.
<Wisdom of the Killer [Special]>
Meet the condition below and you will be able to obtain the Wisdom of the Killer.
Quest Reward: Wisdom Stat Enhancement
The kill count rose from 76 to 77 from when he last killed Doha.
“Is this for real?
Soo Hyuk closed the quest window and looked around.
Yeon Jeung was also on the lookout.
Just then, the Children of Darkness, who had gone to explore around them, returned.
Their return meant that there were no more monsters nearby.
Soo Hyuk and Yeon Jeung relaxed after seeing them.
“Why was he here?”
“Okay. What now?”
“Should we look for the body?”
“Wouldn’t it disappear while we are looking for it?”
“Is that so?”
Soo Hyuk started walking while talking.
Shortly after they started walking, they could hear the sounds of Bees from above. Soo Hyuk raised his head and looked up.
Giant Beehives were attached to the tree.
“We are halfway across.”
Yeon Jeung said.
Poison Lizards and Poison Frogs are spread throughout the Damp Wetlands. However, the Poison Bees only live at the center, which is the most humid.
The presence of beehives meant that they were halfway across.
‘It took me 6 hours to get here the first time.”
It was the first time for Soo Hyuk but not for Yeon Jeung.
He had been here all by himself before. He looked at Soo Hyuk while thinking about the time it took him to reach here in the past.
‘At this speed, we will reach the Enchanted Forest today.’
If they keep moving at this pace, it seems like they will be able to reach the Enchanted Forest tonight.
“There is no reaction even when their own kind is dying?”
At Soo Hyuk’s words, Yeon Jeung came back to reality.
He looked to where Soo Hyuk’s gaze was focused.
The Children of Darkness were constantly spewing thorns and killing Poison Bees.
However, the Poison Bees wandering around showed no interest, even when their own kind was killed.
“As I told you. You just have to not touch the hive.”
Yeon Jeung said while smiling. Bees come all the way when their own kind are attacked. However, the poisoning of the Damp Wetlands here is insane, so they won’t come, even when their own race is attacked.
“What would happen if I used Fire Storm here?”
Soo Hyuk raised his head and saw the Beehive attached to the tree.
Numerous Poison Bees entered and exited it.
“It will destroy a lot of things around but would the Fire Storm reach there?”
“No, it won’t go up that high.”
The tree was huge and the hive was at an enormous height. Moreover, this place was full of moisture.
Fire Storm wouldn’t be able to display its full power.
“Then let’s go find a better place than here!”
Yeon Jeung took the lead after hearing Soo Hyuk’s answer.
After looking at the Beehive and the Poison Bees with a regretful expression, Soo Hyuk followed after Yeon Jeung.
The Children of Darkness followed him as he moved and steadily attacked Poison monsters.
Soo Hyuk leveled up due to the brave hunt by the Children of Darkness. Then, he headed towards his next destination.
“If they could kill Allion then they aren’t just some weaklings.” (ED Note: Originally it was translated as “strands” here like a strand of hair is weak but I felt weaklings would fit better in context.)
Pain’s gang gathered around in front of his room and shouted.
“You said there were two of them?”
“Huh, you can have one of them.”
“Should we share the other one?”
“Do we need to do that? Let’s just go with a first come first serve basis.”
“What about the soldier?”
“I couldn’t find him.”
“Don’t be surprised man. He must have died on the way.”
As the gang giggled, the door opened.
When Pain came out, the gang closed their mouths and focused on him.
Pain walked over and sat down on the chair in the center.
He beckoned the gang, no, his brothers and sisters to come over.
They approached him from the front.
“As everyone knows, our brother Allion is dead.
Pain opened his mouth with a plain look.
“There are two criminals. Those two are headed towards the Heavenly Lake.”
Cater, who brought over Allion’s body, was currently tracking them and sending information.
“I’m thinking of taking revenge for Allion before they leave the Damp Wetlands. Is anyone against it?”
Pain asked a question and confirmed their reactions.
Of course, no one opposed it.
Rather, their expressions were full of anger.
Pain got up from his seat, followed by his excited brothers and sisters.
“Let’s go guys!”