The Dungeon Maker – Chapter 56

<The Demon King of Fire #3>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

 

Ophelia placed a map on top of a small glass table that was placed between them. There wasn’t a need to ask what kind of map it was. He was sure it was a map of the empty southern region.

 

Yong-Ho looked at the map and tried to find the location of the House of Mammon. It was located at the most southern region of the demon world and behind it, the giant mountain, Encantro Pagnium was located, so it wasn’t hard to find it.

 

Since the map belonged to the group that handled information, Mammon’s dungeon as well as dozens of other dungeons that were in the area were marked.

 

The House of Foras’s dungeon was the one that was closest to the House of Mammon’s dungeon.

 

The House of Foras and two other dungeons created a triangle. And the free city, Nuremburg, was located in the center of those dungeons.

 

He widened his view a bit. The triangle that Yong-Ho saw was only a small area and didn’t even take up 1/10th of the entire empty region.

 

Ophelia softly smiled when Yong-Ho studied the map on his own. She waved her finger and pointed at the areas that were located in the northwestern region. The area was far from the free city.

 

“Embrio, the Demon King of the Wolves, is active in this area. There are already over seven dungeons that they have destroyed. And this hasn’t been confirmed yet, but they most likely won the recent battle against a joint group.”

 

“Joint group? Are you talking about an allied force?”

 

Yong-Ho asked because of the unfamiliar word. Ophelia immediately answered.

 

“Yes. In order to take down Embrio, four owners around the area joined forces. Within the empty region, they’re considered to be pretty powerful.”

 

Ophelia’s finger pointed at four dungeons. Embrio must’ve been increasing their power within them because they were far from Embrio’s dungeon.

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The Dungeon Maker – Chapter 55

<The Demon King of Fire #2>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

 

She was overpowered.

She couldn’t even resist because of that enormous thing.

 

It felt like she was swept away by a giant wave. No, more like she was buried under the heavy rain that was falling from the sky.

She was trampled on.

 

The word, conquered, came to mind. But it was only for a moment. Because she felt that her life was really worthless, she questioned whether that was the proper word to use.

 

Despite being in the center of the chaos, she just stared.

Her thoughts stopped and got disconnected.

 

She was being analyzed in detail.

In front of the desire.

Her original plan was used on her when she stood in front of Greed.

 

She couldn’t really feel a strong will from her opponent. Like a child rolling a candy in their mouth, Ophelia’s mind was being played with.

 

She desperately struggled. It wasn’t because she came back to her senses through her own efforts. It could be that that enormous being purposely gave her a break so that they could play with her more.

 

She cried. Her survival instinct kicked in and her desire to live was stronger than ever.

But it wasn’t easy. 10’s and 100’s of tentacles were being wrapped around Ophelia’s body. The more Ophelia struggled, the more tentacles shot up from somewhere as if to say that her efforts were a joke.

 

Her position as the pub’s female owner couldn’t be maintained just because it’d been inherited. Being able to look into another’s mind meant that they had the confidence to protect their own mind.

But she was too powerless. Every time she tried to invade his mind, a bigger wall greeted her.

 

Ophelia desperately ran. She couldn’t see the tentacles anymore. She kept on running through an unfamiliar space.

Tears and snot covered her face. But she didn’t have the luxury to fix herself. Even though she was out of breath, she couldn’t stop and took a step forward.

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The Dungeon Maker – Chapter 54

<The Demon King of Fire #1>

Edited By: Sebas Tian  

  

The Harpy was the pub’s envoy and due to them interfering, the trade between Rikum and the dismantlers ended pretty quickly.

  

The dismantlers tried to lower the price by saying that they didn’t really have anyone else to sell it to, but it was no use. Even though dismantlers weren’t part of the pub group, they couldn’t ignore the power that the pub had.

The dismantlers didn’t take any risks. Instead of using tricks on a guest that the pub’s female owner called for, they decided to end this by offering a reasonable price.

  

Other than the horse that Rikum was riding on, the others either died or ran away, forcing Yong-Ho and his group to walk to the free city.

Yong-Ho got on the horse that Rikum was riding on and then placed Catalina, who was conscious, in front of him. After letting her lean against him, he wrapped one arm around her waist. He was able to somewhat ride the horse.

  

‘It’s not because I have other intentions.’

  

Since Skull was too heavy, they couldn’t ride the horse with Catalina.

But ordering Rikum to ride the horse while carrying Catalina made him feel uncomfortable no matter how he thought about it.

 

That’s why Yong-Ho decided to ride the horse while carrying her and Skull and Rikum agreed.

Skull was happy, but Rikum didn’t forget the fact that he was a spirit that belonged to the house of Mammon. It would be extremely uncomfortable for him to ride a horse while his owner was walking.

  

Since Yong-Ho was a beginner, it was impossible for him to ride a running horse while holding someone. Because of that, Yong-Ho slowly controlled the horse. It wasn’t because he wanted to hold Catalina for a long time.

 

‘It’s soft. It’s squishy too.’

  

And he made sure not to express his thoughts.

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The Dungeon Maker – Chapter 53

<Free City #2>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

  

A rushing dump truck, no, it felt like he was seconds away from getting hit by a rushing train.

The Land Worm instantly filled his entire sight and their presence was enough to paralyze his mind.

 

His life didn’t flash in front of him. In between that short time, his instinct was the only thing that reacted.

  

Boooooooom!

  

The Land Worm hit the ground with its head. The surface broke. Within the dust, pieces of rock flew like grenade fragments.

  

“Ack!”

“Master!”

“Skullll!”

  

Between the screams, bones and flesh were being crushed. Like a frog that was in front of a snake, a horse froze in front of the Land Worm and their corpse rolled on the ground. There wasn’t any blood flowing out and it was difficult to make out the horse’s corpse.

  

The Land Worm was covered in red, dead skin and just from one look, over 10 eyes were attached to them. Within the dust, those eyes were moving all at the same time.

  

“Catalina!”

 

Even though it was dangerous, Yong-Ho jumped off the horse and screamed. He yelled even though the dust made it difficult to see and there was a meaning behind his scream.

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The Dungeon Maker – Chapter 52

<Free City #1>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

  

Riding a horse was harder than he imagined.

Since a horse had four legs, just walking made Yong-Ho move around alot.

On top of that, horses were a lot bigger than humans. So when they moved their body, the smallest movement felt big.

  

Because of that, it was the same as sitting on a chair that kept on moving from side to side and up and down.

 

And this movement was just the start.

  

When the horse started running, the movement became even bigger.

A horse wasn’t an inanimate object like a bicycle or a car. It couldn’t change directions or stop on its own.

A connection with the horse was needed.

  

Thanks to the advanced saddles that they were using, the difficulty level of riding a horse decreased, but it didn’t mean that it was easy to ride it.

 

In order to ride a horse, one needed strong stamina and extreme balance that allowed them to endure the rough movement, the ability to connect with the horse, have the driving force required and the ability to lead so that they’re able to rhythmically balance themselves.

 

There’s a reason why people create dieting machines based on horse riding or the rodeo culture that was created.

Riding a beast was that difficult.

  

Catalina sat on top of a flat rock and she opened her mouth while wagging her tail. Yong-Ho was sitting across from her and while he was writing on the ground with a stick, she spoke.

  

“You seem to learn everything very quickly, sir.”

  

When the previous owner was alive, it was true that the House of Mammon was on the verge of falling, but it didn’t completely fall.

As the guard, Catalina learned how to ride a horse from the previous guard. Because of that, she knew that it wasn’t easy for a beginner to ride one.

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The Dungeon Maker – Chapter 51

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<The Owner’s Office>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

 

In the southern region of the demon world, there hasn’t been an owner in over 1,000 years.

After Mammon, the King of Greed, disappeared, the House of Mammon quickly fell and they lost most of their dungeons and territories.

 

The kings that were hiding under the King of Greed were eating a lion’s corpse greedily.

The empty southern region was like that corpse.

 

For the ones that either had no value, were difficult to devour or couldn’t be devoured, they combined it together.

 

Corpses were stacked on the field.

A foul smell spread due to the wind and the sound of crows cawing filled the night sky.

 

Large beasts were sitting in the middle of the field and it was questionable whether they could be called wolves. And a man was standing in front of those wolves.

 

They were wearing black armor that covered their body. The color of their hair was as dark as their armor and it was so long that it started dancing in the wind. They had a short mustache on their thin face, but it was messy.

 

The demon, Embrio.

That was their name.

 

The battle ended yesterday afternoon. The dungeon wasn’t the only place where battles took place in the demon world. In order to stop them from gaining more power, the owners nearby teamed up and Embrio attacked them by boldly ambushing them.

The battle lasted all day and in the end, Embrio won.

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 95

<Karazhan #1>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

 

“What do you mean? I called because I wanted to. How’s the shop?”

– “It’s great. I think people know about our store now. The number of customers are increasing every day.”

“Nothing dangerous happened, right?”

– “Of course. The young lady from before helped out so much, so nothing dangerous happened.”

“It’s nothing special, but I just got my first pay from my new job, so I wanted to send it to you. They’re not long johns, but I hope you’ll accept it.”

– “No, there’s no need to send it. You should use it since Hyuna is there with you as well.”

“It seems like you’re not spending much of the money that you’re earning from the store, so use the money that I’m sending you and go eat something nice with father.”

– “Jeez. We do run a restaurant, you know.”

Even though she lightly criticized him, she didn’t refuse.

The money that Hyun-Soo was sending wasn’t what made her happy. She felt proud that he hasn’t forgotten about them and was taking care of them even though they were in separate countries.

After they finished talking on the phone, Hyun-Soo sent a part of the money that he received to his mother.

It was still a large amount.

‘I’m sure she’ll be surprised’

He didn’t have to see it to know.

When he imagined the expression on her face, a part of him felt proud.

‘I hope they build a airstrip soon.’

Once it’s there, he’ll be able to fly to Korea and give it to them himself.

They recently decided where it will be placed and the design for it, so he felt disappointed.

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 94

<A Rewarding Date #3>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

 

Who was Herhim?

He was like a living legend within the hunter world.

Mikhail, the Phoenix user, was currently the most famous hunter, but Herhim was the most famous before them.

At the hunter training school, Herhim’s name was mentioned during history class.

Even though it’s been a while since he retired from attacking the portals, as a veteran, he played an important role.

And he was right in front of Hyun-Soo.

“Say hi, Hyun-Soo. This is Mr. Herhim. I’m sure you already know him without me explaining, right?”

“Of course. It’s an honor to meet you, Mr. Herhim.”

“Mr. Herhim. This is Kim Hyun-Soo and he’s a member of the clan. This is Hyuna and she’s Hyun-Soo’s younger sister.”

“It’s nice to meet you, Mr. Kim. And lady.”

The man that had a mix of grey and blonde hair greeted them.

He was pretty old, but because he was a hunter, he looked a lot younger.

Herhim agreed to join Kim Yoo-Na and the others temporarily.

“I heard what happened. Your clan was the first one to clear the colorful portal, right?”

“Yes, and I’ve passed along the information to some of the groups.”

“Making a decision for something like that isn’t easy, but you did well. It’s more important to look ahead than look at the benefits that’s in front of you.”

“Yes. Oh yeah, Hyun-Soo had the most important role when we attacked the portal.”

“Oh~ I knew someone was involved when I read the report. With a probability of hundreds of thousands to one, I was curious about the one who was able to find the correct answer.”

Herhim’s blue eyes were filled with curiosity as he looked at Hyun-Soo.

Hyun-Soo felt himself straightening his back.

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 93

<A Rewarding Date #2>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

 

‘It worked out smoother than I thought.’

Honestly, he was nervous for a moment.

Since the hunters were quick to catch on, he knew that they knew something.

But they were courteous and didn’t ask questions.

However, they indirectly touched on Hyun-Soo’s skills and revealed that they were onto something.

But they immediately stopped mentioning it.

It was the same thing as them saying, “We already know everything, but we won’t bother you about it, so don’t worry.”

It was a silent acceptance.

On top of that…

‘They have Ariel, who’s able to see the future.’

Also known as a fortune teller.

The one that’s able to see the future.

And the members all agreed to protect her.

Just from that, Hyun-Soo knew they were trustworthy.

Hyun-Soo was once again content with his judgement.

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The clan decided to share the information regarding the colorful portal.

It seemed like the politician that visited expressed that they would reward them for sharing the information, but according to Kim Yoo-Na, she declared that she wouldn’t hand over the information to them.

Instead, she decided to reveal it to other groups and guilds.

The government focuses on the high-ranked groups and guilds because they’re skilled enough to receive their request.

By sharing the clan’s information, they would be able to protect their reputation and contribute in saving innocent lives, which the politician emphasized on.

‘Honestly, there’s not much to share.’

There weren’t any tactics they could share.

Without Hyun-Soo, they wouldn’t be able to clear the portal like they did with the other portals.

However, this was what saving lives meant.

 

No matter how great the offer was, they weren’t going to accept requests related to colorful portals.

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The Skill Maker – Chapter 092

<A Rewarding Date #1>

Edited By: Sebas Tian

 

“You might be confused since you didn’t know this kind of portal existed. But since it’s confidential, there was a need to control the information. I think they might’ve taken it too far, but that’s just my personal opinion.”

Rumors about the colorful portal would spread fast and then disappear quickly.

There were members that briefly heard about it.

“Anyways, all of you are the first and only hunters to clear the colorful portal, so I visited to show my respect to the amazing hunters and to thank you all for saving innocent lives.”

It was an extremely grand and embarrassing greeting.

When the politician mentioned that they wanted to thank the hunters, they stood up and bowed.

The members felt stiff due to this uncomfortable meeting, so when the politician bowed, they were shocked, so they stood up from their seats as well and bowed. It was a funny sight.

“We carry-out the request after getting paid. We received additional payments for this request and hunt, so there’s no need for you to thank us like this. Clearing the colorful portal was all business. We didn’t volunteer for this because of our moral principles.”

After the chaos calmed down, Kim Yoo-Na’s calm voice filled the room.

“You’re correct. But despite knowing there would be unknown danger, you took the request and I believe it’s only right that we thank you for it.”

The politician continuously portrayed them as heroes and kept praising them.

‘Did he really only come here to compliment us? I know they’re trying to memorize our faces…I heard that politicians are usually busy, but this one doesn’t seem like it.’

“…Thank you for the compliment. I can’t help but think that that’s not the only reason why you came here though.”

“Haha. I guess I was too obvious. It’s true that I came here to thank you for what you did. And…could I ask you for a favor?”

The politician went through that long introduction just to ask them for a favor.

“What kind of favor?”

“It’s a bit embarrassing to ask this, but…if you’re okay with it, would you mind sharing the information that you obtained regarding the colorful portal that you cleared?”

“Inform…ation?”

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