Reporters from all over the world came to Japan .
What was unusual was the fact that many of them were war journalists .
This was proof that it was as dangerous as entering the battlefield .
The security around the gate was tight .
The reporters held the camera .
The military encircled the gate, which was as large as a building .
There was a lot of tension around them that could only be seen on the brink of war .
A prominent British correspondent, William Bell ‘s assistant, was so nervous he swallowed his saliva and asked,
“Why is the army here when modern weapons don’t work?”
Williams replied with a camera in the face of each of the soldiers .
“To draw time . ”
“By attracting attention, the front line hunters get time to prepare for the attack . They also serve as a bait while the citizens are evacuating . ”
His next face on the camera was Matsumoto, chairman of the Japanese Hunter Association, near the border
He was having a serious conversation with the officials .
‘I can not laugh in this situation though . ‘
“Indeed . . . ”
The assistant, who didn’t have much experience in the field, said with tense eyes .
“Cannon fodder . . . you mean”
“Hey, you don’t need to talk about other people’s business . ”
“If something is going to happen to me, you have to stop me . ”
As the young assistant turned around, Williams poked his sideways slightly out of his elbow .
“If you are so stiff, you will die without fleeing . You should relax . ”
When he saw that he was squinting one eye, the assistant, who realized it was just a joke, calmed down .
‘Bell . . . Even in this situation, you’re joking . ‘
But the assistant was aware of it .
When Williams Bell is laughing, it’s time to be very nervous .
The assistant ‘s gaze turned to the sky – high gate .
“What will get out of there?”
He paused for a while, and Williams looked at the same place .
The size alone is overwhelming .
After the gate began to appeared, it became the second battleground of the war reporters .
That was the only gate he has ever seen .
He even covered the scene of the dungeon break . . .
The gate in front of him was really of a different scale . Just looking up, cold sweat started pouring from him .
‘Even a scout would not have been dispatched . ‘
He will look inside the dungeon and He will not have any higher grade hunters, and He does not even know what’s inside .
Williams’s lips shout .
“I do not know what’s out there . . . ”
Then he laughed bitterly .
“Whatever it is, I hope that Yuri Orlov’s political ties are strong . ”
The last place his camera was heading was Yuri Orlov, who was checking the veil .
Yuri was smiling .
“Perfect . very good . ”
Yuri Orlov was confident in the outcome .
His self-determination was wonderful .
‘Where is it?’
Matsumoto, the Chairman of the association, was worried about the opposition of the people,who gave many donations to the Japaneses association, who thought that Yuri was volunteering .
Thanks this, a lot of money was collected .
Look there, too .
Many reporters who are driving to this dangerous place are taking pictures of themselves .
Money and fame .
Everything that Yuri Orlov revolves rolled into a single effort at the same time .
He stressed once again .
Today he would be the first man in the world to enter the S-class gate alone .
‘I would like to hear that I am someone who can handle an S-class gate alone . . . ‘
‘But what about it?’
He is a combat series, and he is an assistant adjunct .
It is best to name them in their respective locations .
‘Cancer, cancer . ‘
Yuri, who was drunk, pulled out a handful of cans from his inner pocket and opened the lid .
The smell of vodka inside came up .
“You, Mr . Yuri! Alcohol is . . . ”
“I’m having a toast . Toast . I relax . I’ll show you the best show . ”
“That . . . still . ”
“Would you like to have a sip, too? It’s relaxing . ”
The chairman Matsumoto, who was looking at Yuri Orlov from the far end, offering alcohol to the staff, frowned .
‘The future of our country depends on that man . ‘
As he touched his tongue, he asked his attendant .
“How many S-class hunters are waiting?”
“All in all, three . ”
“Three people . . . ”
Only three out of the ten S-class hunters responded to the association’s call .
Matsumoto’s wrinkles became deeper .
His influence has been sinking since the Jeju island raid brought disaster to the Japanese hunter system .
Some say that Matsumoto was blinded by greed and drove the S-class hunters into their graves .
The majority of S-class hunters have already turned their backs on him .
As long as he was the Chairman of the association, he came up with a hard-line policy of not following the instructions of the association .
‘If only Ryuji Koto was here . . . ‘
His hand, clenched in a fist, trembled .
Koto’s death was a painful loss to Matsumoto who used him as his right arm .
‘It’s because of me . ‘ ???
Today was more important .
If the Hunter Association’s efforts were to prevent the S-level gate on Jeju, it would have been possible to solve this emergency .
‘And Go Gun-Hee . . . and Sung Jin-Woo . ‘
Then there will be a chance to return the disgrace to those who have ruined their way .
‘ It must . . . ‘
It must be .
Chairman Matsumoto stared at the gate with a solemn expression .
The attendant who checked the time told him whispering:
“Dungeon break is in three minutes . ”
“I know . ”
Matsumoto nodded .
His gaze toward the gate contained many thoughts .
2 minutes, 1 minute, 59 seconds, 58 seconds . . .
Time went by nervously .
Then the black film that was blocking the gate began to blur .
The journalists shouted .
“The gate is open!”
“I am . . . I am coming out!”
* * *
“Son . ”
Jin-Woo, who was about to get up, sat down again .
“Huh . ”
The mother of Jin-Woo watching TV looked back at his son .
In the news, breaking news about the S-class gates of Japan continued to flow from before .
It was such stories that a few minutes left until the dungeon break .
“Are you going somewhere else?”
His Mother’s senses are sometimes sharper than the senses of the higher Hunters .
Jin-Woo replied pretending to be naive but casual .
“I have an appointment . ”
“An Appointment? On this day?”
“I made a promise before and I didn’t cancel it because that gate opened in Japan, so it didn’t seem to affected my plans . ”
His mother was still in doubt .
But it was not a lie .
‘This is also an appointment with the system . ‘
His mother, who was looking at him silently, asked again .
“Do not worry your mother . ”
Jin-Woo confidently replied .
“Yeah . ”
It is the power that he tried to get for that .
The mother who confronted Jin-Woo ‘s confident eyes, then smiled .
“Please be careful . ”
Jin-Woo also grinned .
“I’ll be back . ”
Jin-Woo came out of the house .
Jin-Woo’s house is on the 9th floor .
He knew for the first time today that the elevator going down was slow .
He was expecting a dungeon that the black key would open, and he was nervous .
The door opened on the first floor .
He didn’t know that an S-class Hunter lived in the apartment, so when he recognized Jin-Woo he opened his eyes wide .
Jin-Woo went past him and pressed the hood on his head .
His mind was in a hurry, and the pace was also fast . ???
Just outside the apartment complex, Jin-Woo came out into the street and looked around .
‘Is it because of the gate in Japan? ‘
The whole street was empty .
Thanks to that, he could use the black key slowly without worrying about his surroundings .[Item: Key to the Temple of Carnen]
Difficulty obtaining: ??
‘Your requirements have been met . ‘
It is the key to enter the shrine of Carnon . Can be used at the specified gate .
The location of the specified gate will be released after a certain period of time .
Time left: 0 hours 01 minutes 02 seconds
The remaining time is one minute .
‘ . . . done . ‘
His heart, which was sitting cold under the surface of the water until now, began shaking quietly .
Jin-Woo quietly listened to the heartbeat and waited for the remaining minute .
He did not even need to check his watch .
The physiological clock of the body which was extensively trained was more accurate than any clock in the world .
. . . 3, 2, 1 . ‘
Exactly one minute later, Jin opened his closed eyes .
Tic .[Remaining time: 0 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds] [The location of the gate where the key can be used is revealed . ]
Jin-Woo’s eyes grew bigger .
‘Here . . . ?’
The position of the gate that emerged in the system message was not far from here .
A familiar place .
Jin-Woo went to the association’s site using one of his phone’s functions and retrieved the gate information .
Just as expected .
It was the place where the association had noticed that the gate was created some time ago .
But he did not think this was the place to use the key .
As if he was beaten, the back of his head was senseless .
‘It was an illusion . ‘ ??? mistake???
Certainly the key was not wrong .
The system said that the information of the gate was released at this time, but did not say that the gate was created at this time .
He was hit .
Jin-Woo’s hand got busy .
When he looked up the gate information, there was a guild already attacking the dungeon .
The gate rating was C .
‘The rating is not high . . . ‘
The problem was that he did not know what was hidden inside .
‘I’m glad it’s not too far . ‘
It was 10 minutes by car .
If he ran on foot, he could arrive within 60 seconds .
Jin-Woo, covered himself with 『Stealth』and began to run as fast as he could .
Skill『Celerity』has added momentum .
The destination was the high school playground where Jin-ah went .
After the Orc incident, the school was closed and the case wasn’t solved yet .
‘The dungeon raiders are in danger . ‘
Jin-Woo remembered the first time he visited the underground shrine .
Dizzying moments .
He remembered how many times his life was in danger .
It was a thrilling reminder, but he still felt uneasy thinking about it .
At the temple, Jin-Woo felt alive for the first time .
At the time, he was not an incompetent class E Hunter, but a challenger against the impossible .
He was able to see a familiar school by turning a few alleys in an instant .
He really arrived at the school in a second
He walked in the front gate and saw a gate on the side of the playground .
Around the gate, a few members of the association staff and guilds stood guard .
It was a quiet atmosphere as they had not heard that the big day had yet come .
The tranquility was broken by the appearance of Jin-Woo .
Jin-Woo stopped『Stealth』in the neighborhood .
When they saw the approaching Jin-Woo, guild officials blocked his way .
“You can not go inside . ”
Jin-Woo took off his hood and exposed his face .
Then there was a gasp from the side .
An employee of the association who recognized Jin-Woo spoke .
It was a glasses-wearing female worker who he encountered while handling a B-class gate on the road before .
Jin-Woo, who wasn’t sursprised from the confrontation and could still talk, ignored the staff member and immediately told her .
“You have to stop this raid right now . ”
“What . . ?”
She said with embarrassment .
“But the measurement result is only C grade . . . ”
Jin-Woo said with his head again .
“If you don’t stop now, everyone will die . ”
” . . . !”
Jin-Woo lifted his head and looked at the gate .
‘Do they not feel it?’
Inside the gate, there was an ominous aura flowing outward .