<It’s Delicious and Good for the Body #1>
“Is it okay…to give that away?”
“Why? Other than the Energy Stones that are lawfully traded, most of them come through here.”
That’s why it’s okay to give one or two.
Riri looked like she was contemplating.
She didn’t want to go, but it was difficult for her to ignore the Energy Stone.
‘Riri consumes energy. So, it’s obvious that she wants the Energy Stone, but…it is really okay? To use the Energy Stone that way?’
He used Energy Stones in his potion as well, but this was different.
Reworking the potion by using Energy Stones sounded a lot better.
But he was just giving it to Riri.
For some reason, Riri felt uncomfortable around Herhim.
No. He knew the reason why.
‘No one would feel comfortable if they felt threatened personally.’
However, Riri couldn’t overcome the temptation and approached Herhim.
She inspected around Herhim while flying and ended up landing on Herhim’s hand.
She grabbed the Energy Stone and quickly flew to Hyun-Soo.
Herhim was disappointed.
It was similar to predator losing its prey.
Riri released a happy cry.
She hugged the Energy Stone and flew back into Hyun-Soo’s hood.
That was like Riri’s base.
“I’m sure you didn’t call us to see Riri, right?”
Herhim’s face turned serious when Kim Yoo-Na spoke calmly.
“What are you talking about? That’s definitely not it.”
But they didn’t believe him.
After coughing a few times, Herhim spoke..
“It’s amazing that a cute monster like Riri was able to block a monster’s attack. I really want it. I can’t help it.”
Herhim looked at Hyun-Soo, no, specifically his hood with a disappointed expression.
Hyun-Soo understood why, but he got an odd feeling from him.
“Are there rumors about it already?”
They haven’t handed over the data regarding the recent portal to the black market yet.
They were currently researching, so once they have enough information, they were planning on selecting the information.
And out of the selected data, they were going to hand it to the black market.
“There aren’t any details about it. But it won’t be hard to make an assumption based on the rumors that’s been spreading around. There are a lot of people in this world that likes to gossip.”
It seems like he somewhat refrained them from spreading more rumors, but that rumor will eventually spread everywhere.
“You guys have been the center of attention because you guys cleared another portal. And since another guild joined your clan, the rumors started spreading even faster.”
“Well, it’s what we wanted. And I brought Riri to the hunt for that reason.”
“You did that on purpose?”
There was a lot of meaning behind what Hyun-Soo said.
Kim Yoo-Na focused on having a small group, but she agreed to the alliance.
And during that time, Hyun-Soo revealed Riri.
And they punished the people that tried to attack the clan.
And lastly, they cleared a colorful portal.
Everything happened at the right place, at the right time.
As everything fell into place, they were able to draw one conclusion.
The decision to expand their power.
Kim Yoo-Na answered.
Hyun-Soo and Kim Yoo-Na both had similar thoughts.
She wouldn’t be able to answer like that if they hadn’t agreed.
Even though it sounded like an ordinary conversation, Herhim understood what they were saying and nodded his head.
“Wouldn’t it be dangerous to reveal it now?”
“It could be. But, is there really a need to do that?”
Revealing it slowly wasn’t a bad idea.
But there was a big flaw in that plan.
It took a long time to reach their goal.
‘Even if it helps us progress further, there’s no need to kneel for a long time.’
Hyun-Soo had already experienced a similar situation.
“These low-level hunters are getting in the way and it’s annoying. Won’t it help if we show them how much stronger we are? They’ll probably realize that they shouldn’t mess with us.”
“Ha ha. I didn’t think you were the type to hold a grudge.”
A trap that almost buried them alive.
Herhim was talking about that moment.
A smirk appeared on Hyun-Soo’s face.
“It’ll make me sad if you describe me like that. I think it’s better to say that I’m just finishing the job.”
It may be difficult to pull out the root of the problem at first, but all they had to do was keep working at it until it’s possible.
“Your position in the hunter world recently went up a lot. A lot of people have been talking about you guys.”
They hunted three colorful portals.
And they cleared all three of them.
It would be weird if people didn’t talk about them.
“You guys are like hot potato. You’re too big to be swallowed and you’re too good to let go. And thanks to the recent hunt, you guys are even more valuable.”
“How much more valuable are we? Are we number one in the world?”
Hyun-Soo asked half jokingly.
He was past the age of asking for ranking, but it always felt good to be in first place.
“It’s an unofficial ranking, but I heard that you’re in the top three.”
It was difficult to rank hunter groups.
But they’re able to calculate it based on the members’ skills, the clan’s achievements, the results, how influential they are and many other things.
Even though that wasn’t the exact guide, a lot of people believed that the calculations were based on those.
Even though it was unofficial, they were in the top three.
It meant that Hyun-Soo’s achievement was that great.
But Hyun-Soo felt like he still lacking.
‘I want to get a bit stronger. I want to go up a bit higher. So that everyone can see!’
Hyun-Soo was suddenly feeling thirsty.
Water wasn’t going to help with his thirst.
“I’m sure you’ll get really busy. And I’ll become more busy.”
They knew the reason why.
“The structure of the hunter world is changing. You can say that powers are being split. Who do you think is in the middle of all of this?”
“Right. I’m sure there are a lot of people that wants to work with you.”
“I guess we have to pick out all the fakes from that group. And we have to get rid of those that may betray us. I guess we’re going to get really busy.”
“Right, right. Since we’re on the same side, we’re going to be busy too. I’m busy right now, but I’ll get even busier. I’ve been lacking the strength lately.”
This strong, healthy hunter was complaining about lacking strength.
Kim Yoo-Na was also collecting data.
But the black market’s data was a lot more detailed.
The more people try to obtain that data, the more popular the black market will become.
“How’s the research going for the byproduct that was found in the colorful portal?”
“Yes. We’re taking our time in the research. It’s a rare sample, so we’re being careful with it.”
“If you find something, be sure to tell me first. Being the first one to know is the best. And I’ll make sure that I’m the only one that knows it.”
Kim Yoo-Na smiled instead of replying.
Hyun-Soo wasn’t sure if she was agreeing or not.
“Ahem, ahem. Others are acting like they’ve found gold and are making a big deal out of it. If you guys reveal the data, they’ll make an even bigger deal out of it. Even if it’s dangerous, there are those that will do anything for money.”
There has been a lot of people that think of the colorful portal as the new oilfield.
Those people don’t think about the danger involved and only care about the benefits.
At this place, people that aren’t hunters are able to obtain hunters’ data really fast.
It was the national government.
“But thanks to Yoo-Na, people in the hunter world have been notified of that danger, but some are still questioning it.”
As Herhim mentioned, they were still working on information control.
Even though the data is forcefully revealed to the hunters, those that aren’t hunters don’t know about the colorful portal yet.
That was the thing that Kim Yoo-Na was contemplating about.
‘It’s not an easy decision.’
Hyun-Soo understood what she was going through.
Everyone had a fear of the unknown.
Ordinary people were afraid of ordinary portals.
But what would happen if they found out that there wasn’t any information on the colorful portal.
Kim Yoo-Na wondered how much more fear was going to be inflicted on people based on this.
“There are people that make absurd assumptions because it doesn’t involve them. It’s hard to tell when they’ll make the next move and that’s the problem. The situation may become dangerous and that’s what I’m worried about.”
Herhim spoke with a serious expression.
“What are you saying?”
“Even though official results about the research hasn’t been released yet, many have been making assumptions already. For example, what’s the Energy Stone from a colorful portal like…something like that. That’s just based on simple calculations, but when thinking about other situations…”
Herhim stopped talking and he started rolling his eyes as if he was calculating.
“There’s a high chance that they’ll really start pushing for the colorful portal.”
Information about the Energy Stone from a colorful portal hasn’t been revealed yet.
Since it was a rare sample, they were carefully researching it.
‘Karazhan didn’t even have any Energy Stones.’
“I heard that there aren’t a lot of colorful portals.”
“Right. But it’s true that they’ve been appearing.”
“If they had a brain, they probably wouldn’t enter a place that may get them killed.”
“Humans aren’t animals that act on reason alone.”
Herhim displayed a bitter smile.
The groups that died proved that.
The groups gained confidence after seeing Kim Yoo-Na’s clan succeeded, but after going in…they died.
“People have been avoiding hunts, so I don’t think you need to worry too much about that.”
“Yeah, you’re right. Now that I think about it, you guys have an advantage now. It’s not all that bad.”
Herhim lightly hit the table as if he now realized something.
“Anyways, you guys are the only clan that managed to clear the colorful portal.”
<It’s Delicious and Good for the Body #1> End.