Chapter 7. Little Purgatory (1)
If you fail to clear the dungeon within the time limit, the monsters will escape and affect reality. As a result, in the early days of awakenings and the dungeons, the number of casualties was increasing steadily, and the government had almost fully incapacitated.
No matter how good the conditions were to tempt awakening, a bunch of houses were destroyed immediately, and no one rushed into the government’s office to tell them that their families were in danger in such a situation.
Moreover, there was a sudden appearance of powers that transcended human’s, but there was no way anyone would listen to them. And the illegal hunters tried to dig into that gap.
Although they aren’t called Illegal hunters yet, they will gradually strengthen their influence and even buy and sell the bodies of the Awakened people without any hesitation. The name of the guild they had established in the novel is called ‘Red Apple.’ The reason I know all this in detail is because they are the forces that will confront the main character, Kang Si-hoo.
[Awakened: Kim Yong-tae]
[Awakened: Yoo Jin-woo]
I glanced at the words flashing above their heads. Perhaps it’s because I’m a constellation, I can see these things.
‘By any chance, can I see more information of other people too?’
[Summary of Individual’s Information.]
[Awakened: Yoo Jin-woo]
Status: Unable to check.
Coins possessed: Unable to check.
Skills possessed: [Insidious Scheme]
He’s an Awakened, who doesn’t have a contracted Constellation.]
‘What’s with the name of that skill, Insidious Scheme?’
It sounds like a skill that hits people on the back of their heads.
“Listen. We’ve got one more person, but they don’t look very strong anyway, so we’ll just go along with it.”
Baek Tae-beom glanced back at me, but I didn’t care and just looked ahead at the building that they were pointing at.
“You’ve heard that the government manages all dungeons, right? But right now, they are still busy. You don’t have to pay attention to those little things. So we sneak in here, grab the items, and get out. Understand?”
“Items will be split 7:3, just like I said. The same goes for the coins you receive as a reward.”
We’ve just been hit on the back of our heads, damn swindlers. My mouth twitched as I wanted to say something, but instead, I shot a message to Baek Tae-beom.
[The Constellation, ‘The One Who Knows The Fall,’ tells Baek Tae-beom that he wants to smack the heads of those bastards one by one.]
Baek Tae-beom still looked awkward with a notification window in front of him. Especially when you see him stiffen so noticeably.
“Excuse me, I have a question.”
“How do you know that this is a dungeon?”
I raised my hand to ask a question like a child. Then, Jin-woo’s face twitched. It was a face that didn’t know whether it should laugh or be angry.
However, this question and answer were necessary. Not for me, but for Baek Tae-beom.
We’ll get caught anyway, so we need to find out important information.
“It looks like a completely ordinary building.”
“That’s because… There’s a radar.”
When Baek Tae-beom asked with a puzzled expression, Kim Yong-tae beside him sighed and took something out of his arms. It looked like a compass, with something floating on the screen continuously.
“It’s a radar you can buy for 2,000 coins at the store. We can explore the rifts where dungeons will form. It’s a little expensive, but….”
“Let’s just quickly get in there and make some noise. How long are you going to keep talking in front of me?”
Yoo Jin-woo hit Kim Yong-tae on the back of his head, as he was annoyed.
[The Constellation, ‘The One Who Knows The Fall’ encourages Baek Tae-beom to buy the item, saying that it looks useful.]
[The Constellation, ‘The One Who Knows The Fall’ tells Baek Tae-beom that he needs to look around him carefully.]
It was literally a dungeon radar available in the shop. Since it is a cheap item, only low-grade dungeons would be detected, but if you buy it at the right price, you could detect higher-grade dungeons, that is, field-type dungeons, and not scenario dungeons.
In addition, functions, such as whether only opened dungeons or the rift before the dungeon opens can be detected, and have it carefully changed depending on the grade.
Baek Tae-beom, you must buy that later.
Baek Tae-beom looked around again and made awkward gestures.
Anyway, what they just said earlier was that the government isn’t paying attention to the little things right now, so they are to clear the dungeon by taking advantage of that blind spot.
People were not properly controlled in this way, so the government wanted to set up an association to have many hunters under its control. There would also be guilds established independently by the hunters, who opposed it, but it was still too early at this point.
As soon as we entered the building, a strange sensation enveloped my body. A window flashed through my eyes just like when I entered the elevator back then.
[You have entered a dungeon that has just opened.]
[Dungeon <Invasion of the Red Mist>]
[Escape the Red Mist within the time limit.
Reward: 15,000 Coins
Penalty for Failure: Death
Time Limit: 13 hours and 50 minutes]
This chapter has not been translated by NovelUtopia, we have picked up the novel from chapter 84