Reader - Chapter 215: The Group Behind the Scenes.
Chapter 215: The Group Behind the Scenes.
When Pavian arrived at the tower, he immediately warped to his room.
“Master? It’s Kale.”
Did he feel the warp energy?
After a while, Kale arrived.
At Pavian’s words, Kale entered.
“As you said, there were buildings there.”
Kale entered the room and started reporting.
“Poison was made there until recently.”
Kale had gone to the unexplored ‘Swamp of Poisonous Insects’ at Pavian’s order.
And traces of the buildings and people living there could be found.
It was clear that they had made poison while staying in the swamp.
“Any other special traces?”
“That was it.”
Kale pulled out a square plaque from his arms and held it out.
Pavian took the plaque and tilted his head.
A broken wand and a small butterfly were drawn next to it.
“It’s my opinion, but I think it might be a token that symbolizes their group.”
Pavian did not say anything to Kale.
Pavian, who looked at the plaque, frowned slightly.
‘I think I saw it somewhere.’
The engraved pattern was familiar.
‘Where did I see it?’
It was not the first time he had seen it.
Soon, Pavian exclaimed.
Kale made a puzzled expression at Pavian’s exclamation.
Pavian looked at Kale and shouted.
“This is it!”
Kale had no choice but to question.
What does Pavian mean?
“That! What happened when the tower was built!”
At Pavian’s next words, Kale let out a sigh.
Because he remembered it.
“Come to think of it, it looks just like the pattern I had only encountered in writing.”
[You have killed all Chimeras in the village ‘Morten’.]
[You have completed the special quest ‘Chimeras that seized Morten’.]
[Acquire items according to your contribution.]
[You have earned the most contribution.]
[Obtain the ‘Behind the Scenes Token’.]
Soo Hyuk smiled as he read the message.
“Finally I finished all the S grades.”
Morten was the last, and among the villages that were commissioned to the Tower of Poison, all the villages that were S grade were taken care of.
Now all that was left were A grade and B grade villages.
‘I don’t need to go to B grade.’
In Grade B, chimeras did not spread.
Moreover, Soo Hyuk is not the only one that hunts the Chimeras.
Other users were also working hard day and night to kill the Chimeras.
B grade villages where Chimeras cannot move to other places can be left to users.
‘It’s over if I just clear the A grades.’
Soo Hyuk took out a piece of paper and checked the A grade villages.
There were fewer A-grade villages than S grade villages.
‘Users will also participate. Can I finish it safely today?’
Soo Hyuk decided where he would go among the A grade villages, took out a warp scroll from his inventory and warped to Beyond.
‘Is it morning?’
Because it was a weekday morning, there were no users lining up at the Warp Gate.
“Where are you going?”
“Heimagul, the Principality of Illyin.”
Soo Hyuk warped to Heimagul of the Principality of Illyin, an A grade village.
As soon as he arrived at Heimagul, he had no choice but to panic.
“Sugar, what are you going to do?”
“They said we had to endure for six days. So, I plan to quickly prepare and leave.”
There was no damage message, and above all people were walking around.
“Suddenly there are Chimeras everywhere.”
“Still, we are lucky. They say the west is devastated.”
“They are moving little by little. The village is not safe.”
‘Is it only the West?’
Through the conversations between the NPCs, Soo Hyuk could see that there are Chimeras in the west of the village and that the chimeras’ territory is gradually expanding. Is this the difference between S grade and A grade?’
S grade villages have already been devastated.
Soo Hyuk swallowed his saliva.
‘Are you saying that libraries are safe?’
Not all towns have libraries.
There is no library here in Heimagul
However, what if the chimeras attacked a village with a library, but only a certain part of it was occupied by the chimeras as in the village of Heimagul.
Libraries can be safe.
‘In that case, I’ll have to stop by the library first.’
Soo Hyuk changed his plan. He used to organize his plan by grades.
However, now it will be a different story.
‘I start with villages where libraries are located.’
Heading to the west of the village, Soo Hyuk pulled out a piece of paper.
Although there was no library in Heimagul, Soo Hyuk was planning to clean up the Chimeras.
Soo Hyuk took out the paper and started looking for the villages with libraries among the grade A to B villages.
It was not too difficult to find.
Thanks to the library list posted by the user ‘Infinite Doctor’, Soo Hyuk knew the villages that had libraries.
‘15 places. Please stay safe.’
Among the A and B grade villages, there were a total of 15 villages with libraries.
Soo Hyuk engraved the names of the villages in his head and put the paper in his inventory.
After a while, when he reached the place where the soldiers were, Soo Hyuk stopped at the soldiers’ shout.
“It is forbidden to enter this area.”
At the soldier’s words, Soo Hyuk took out the wizard’s token from his inventory and the token he received from the Tower of Poison and showed it to him.
“I am a Tower of Poison wizard. I came to deal with the Chimeras.”
The soldier exclaimed.
“Please wait a moment!”
Then, speaking to Soo Hyuk, he approached a knight who was nearby.
Soo Hyuk did not know what they were talking about, but the knight came to him with a surprised expression.
“Hello. My name is Arlo, the commander of the 13th Knights of the Principality of Illyin. You said you came to deal with the Chimera?”
Arlo frowned and looked at Soo Hyuk’s back.
“I came alone.”
It looked like he was looking for his companions, so Soo Hyuk said.
“I can handle it myself.”
Arlo flinched as Soo Hyuk answered with a smile.
“Are you really okay?”
Even at Soo Hyuk’s words, Arlo asked cautiously, as if he could not believe it.
“Yes, it is fine. And soon there will be people coming from the tower.”
Wizards would come from the tower to do the purification.
Arlo understood Soo Hyuk’s words that reinforcements would come, then guided Soo Hyuk.
Soo Hyuk replied to Arlo and went inside.
[You are not afflicted.]
As soon as he entered the chimera’s realm, a message appeared.
And 20 seconds later.
[The special quest ‘Chimeras who took control of Heimagul has been created.]
A quest has been created.
There were only 20 Chimeras to catch.
Soo Hyuk continued to check the quest.
He moved out of sight of the knights and soldiers, then summoned the ghost wagon and ‘Children of Darkness’.
And with a smile he began to drive the wagon in search of Chimeras.
A small meeting room at the Royal Top Mansion. Inside the small conference room were three men, the Royal top chairman Erom, his successor Romeo, and Corduls who headed the intelligence service.
Erom sighed as he looked at the report Corduls had brought.
Then he flicked his fingers and frowned as he hit the table.
The reason he frowned was because of what was written in the report.
“Is Parville going to take all our troubled transactions?”
Chimeras appeared all over the continent.
As a result, half of the branches of the Royal Top were paralyzed.
The branch paralysis caused problems with large and small transactions.
Parville are working on taking most of the deals that they failed to accomplish from them.
It is like they were waiting.
“In one day?”
He would understand it if they were working on the transactions over a long period of time.
But it had only been a day since the Chimeras appeared.
How did they get to know and work on so many transactions in one day?
“I mean, they were moving like they knew it beforehand.”
No matter how large Parville was, it was impossible.
There is something else to it.
Erom, who made the current Royal Top relying on his intuition, was convinced that the Chimera case and Parville were related.
“What are you going to do?”
“For now, we have to fulfil the transactions.”
It is still a work in progress, not taken away yet.
“We can’t stop everything.”
Not all transactions can be kept.
There were too many troublesome deals to keep.
“Give up the one-time deals.”
Romeo nodded his head and stood up.
“Then let’s get started.”
Then he said goodbye to Erom and left the meeting room.
Romeo left then Erom called Corduls.
“Yes, old man.”
“What did I say?”
“It is being put together, but it seems that the old man’s guess is correct. I will take a closer look at it tomorrow morning.”
Corduls answered Erom’s question.
“But the reason you keep it a secret from the master is…”
And then he asked, blurring the end of his words.
It was also something that Romeo needed to know.
But why is he trying to keep it a secret?
“You know how much Romeo followed Erimen.”
With a bitter smile, Erom recalled his first son, Erimen.
The thought of Erimen, who had become a completely different person since that day made his heart ache.
“He will probably be shocked.”
It was Romeo who followed Erimen in everything.
What if he knew all the facts? He might be mentally shocked.
He cannot give Romeo a psychological shock under the current circumstances.
Arlo, who was preventing the chimeras from expanding their territory in the village of ‘ Heimagul ‘ , frowned.
‘Why the hell didn’t they come?’
Soo Hyuk said that support would come from the Tower of Poison.
But there were no reinforcements appearing.
‘It’s been 10 minutes already.’
Of course, it had only been 10 minutes since the Tower of Poison Wizard entered.
10 minutes was a short time.
But in the realm of the Chimeras, ten minutes was by no means short.
‘If the wizard dies like this…’
No matter how strong the poison wizard was, it was too dangerous to go alone.
What if the wizard who entered alone dies?
The Tower of Poison might protest.
Why did he let him in alone? He might be held responsible for what happened.
‘Why did I let him in?’
He started to regret it.
It was then.
A soldier cried out.
Arlo, who was pensive, looked at the soldier with a puzzled expression.
The soldier was pointing forward with a surprised expression.
Arlo wondered if there was a Chimera coming.
He reflexively drew his sword and looked in the direction the soldier was pointing.
Arlo then tilted his head. Where the soldier pointed.
‘Did you go to check on the situation?’
The Tower of Poison Wizard was leaving the Chimeras’ zone alone.
‘Huh, I’m glad he is safe.’
Arlo let out a sigh of relief.
‘What if he had died?’
He was worried and happy at the same time.
But then at the wizard’s words Arlo could not help but be confused.
“The chimeras are all taken care of. Just tell the other wizards to start purifying as soon as they arrive.”