Chapter 80. Tomb of the Awakened (8)
[The last room of the dungeon has been opened.]
[New quest has been updated.]
[Dungeon <Tomb of the Awakened>]
[There is one who repeatedly wakes up between death and life.
A golden musical instrument was created in Lee Myung-won’s hand. As he slammed the instrument down hard on the floor, a drilling, chirping melody resounded, and in an instant, something in the shape of a shield formed in front of us.
[You use a skill. Skill: Falling Stars]
[Activating Falling Stars.]
Stars of pure blue water poured out of my gloved hands, covering the shield and those behind us. And the scorching heat began to blow.
“It’s okay, stay behind me!”
I focused on using the skill while making a noise. There was a vivid sensation of something escaping my body. The hot wind scorched the ends of my hair and further soared to the ceiling. By the time I thought I couldn’t hold out any longer, the fire stopped.
“That phoenix. It’s not looking at us, is it?”
Lee Myung-won muttered, but unfortunately, I was not in a state to answer. I was able to withstand the heat thanks to the armor I was wearing, but it seemed like I would only be able to withstand the heat twice, or at most, once.
The phoenix in front of us was looking at us quietly, waving its wings as if it were annoyed by the disturbance of its sleep.
Originally, it should have swallowed all those people’s lives and woken up as a complete adult, but now it was smaller than I thought. The amount of time it took to wake up was less than that of the original novel, but it was worth a try.
“What should we do, Hyung?”
“You have to shut its beak first.”
“You have to make sure it can’t scream. Can you do it?”
“I think I can do it.”
Just as Baek Tae-beom was about to speak, Kang Si-hoo intervened.
“I, I have some related skills.”
“I never asked you.”
“What? Did you get attached to this guy?”
[Your contractor feels angry.]
“Now is not the time to argue about that. What’s wrong with you?”
“Why are you being like this? He’s—”
“What are you two doing right now? At a time like this….”
Just as Lee Myung-won was about to speak, Baek Tae-beom grabbed his sword and ran out.
The Phoenix stayed still even when Baek Tae-beom was a short distance away. Baek Tae-beom’s sword then cut the phoenix’s head off. The flames shot up splendidly. The moment I frowned and covered my eyes from the heat, the phoenix’s head began to regenerate slowly.
“Baek Tae-beom, come back!”
[The constellation, ‘One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall’ shouts to Baek Tae-beom to return.]
The Phoenix’s wings flapped. The Phoenix quickly struck Baek Tae-beom. The man, who seemed to be flying, lightly kicked the wall and jumped over the phoenix.
I could see its flesh ripping. I used my skill urgently on the phoenix’s face full of pain.
[You used a skill. Skill: Hand of the Golden Sun]
[Activating Hand of the Golden Sun. The blessing of the constellation is transferred.]
“Choi Ga-hyun-ssi, that skill…!”
Whether Lee Myung-won was surprised or not, the skill I used flew to the phoenix. The phoenix opened its mouth as if to scream again at the arrow pierced into its body.
[You use a skill. Skill: Falling Stars]
[Skill: Falling Stars has been canceled.]
[Reason: Cannot be used consecutively]
Surprisingly, it was Kang Si-hoo that caught me as I tried to run out. He dragged me back and drew his sword. Lee Myung-won accepted my trembling body. After confirming that I was fine, Kang Si-hoo looked to the front again.
For a moment, his mouth under the mask seemed to be smiling.
And Kang Si-hoo cut off the rushing heat at once.
I had no choice but to open my mouth at the sight of the flame splitting in half behind Kang Si-hoo. It was the same with Lee Myung-won.
A hot haze ran down my cheeks. When Moses split the sea in half, did the spectators feel this way? A fire that could never be said to be comfortable has been cut down.
As the flames subsided, I shook off Kang Si-hoo’s arm and stepped forward. My thoughts about Baek Tae-beom went crazy. The Phoenix’s flame was more unusual than the ordinary flames. It was literally a fire that kills life. If exposed to the blaze as it is, a life’s vitality will be drained.
However, I was overly underestimating an S-class Hunter.
Baek Tae-beom, who was revealed over the collected flames, stood with his sword nailed to the ceiling as if he were receiving gravity backward. Except for his hair flowing down, he stood so calmly that I felt I was the one standing incorrectly.
He glistened his sullen eyes, raised his sword, and sprinted away.