I Am The Sorcerer King chapter 36
– Wait Mr. Song Hoon!
– Tell us in more detail, please!
The crowd of journalists roared, but the guy ignored them and headed for the exit. He was followed by Lee Gi Suk and the HD Group bodyguards.
“You did a great job, Song Hoon. It turns out that you know how to speak in front of cameras, – the executive director was surprised.
– What are you, – the guy grinned. “After all, isn’t this all a show? I answered without straining. Unless my last words were really spoken from the heart.
The environment is also the enemy. Without preliminary preparation and previously specified information, entering the dungeon is tantamount to suicide. Although the monsters are strong there, but in some cases they are not the worst thing. You can simply die from the effects of the environment.
“Take care of the rest, please,” he asked the company representative. – I’m very tired, I need a good rest.
– Yes of course. We’ll take care of everything, “Lee Gi Suk responded readily.
With a wave of his hand, Song Hoon got into the high-end car that was already waiting for him. One of the firm’s security guards closed the door behind him, and the car moved off. Finally it was possible to relax.
– Fuh … It was hard.
But still he got a lot out of it.
– Is it even possible? – the question sounded in an incredulous tone.
Garrison. A man with almost no hair left on his head. He was wearing an expensive black suit. It was immediately evident that the body of the owner of this outfit was still in very good shape, despite his age. The man’s gaze was very penetrating.
The CIA’s intelligence chief asked questions while watching Song Hoon’s interview, which was broadcast live.
There were eight people in the conference room. Apart from Harrison, everyone else was high-level security officers.
One of them, Bill, a CIA consultant, stood up to answer the question. It was a dark-skinned man with glasses and short hair. His manner spoke of a slightly nervous character.
“According to research, if this Lee Sung Hoon is hex-capable, then yes, it is possible,” he confirmed.
– How can this be? Even in America there are only two of them, – Garrison sincerely believed that all the best should be only in America.
– Is there a ban on the appearance of hexa-capable in Korea? There’s also the Hepta-Awakened. “The CIA’s chief of foreign intelligence, Frank, shrugged.
He was a slender, Hispanic-looking man who looked about thirty years old, although he was already over forty. He had served in intelligence for many years and his skills were undeniable.
Bill continued to develop his thought:
“The fact that this guy survived in a toxic area means that he has the appropriate abilities. In such an environment, it is simply necessary to turn poisonous air into oxygen, which means that you need to have the appropriate skills to purify the air. Or be immune to poison, “said Bill. “Plus, if you’re soloing a dungeon, you also need good combat skills,” he added. “With all this in mind, it’s probably true that he’s hex-capable.
After listening to the counselor’s argument, Garrison nodded in agreement.
“To summarize: Korea has a super newcomer with excellent data,” said the head of the intelligence department.
“That’s not the problem. There isn’t much left until the end of its validity period, “Bill interjected again.
Harrison nodded again.
– Yes. If his level gets higher, then soon the guy will no longer be able to enter the first level dungeon, – he agreed.
You can enter such portals only if your level is not more than fifty.
– Who knew that the first level dungeon would cause more problems than the second and third levels. Eh! One of the officers complained loudly.
More than two months have passed since the portals emerged. During this time, people managed to find out a lot, and one of the most unpleasant surprises was the problem of the environment.
In each dungeon, the environment was very different, with its most unpredictable varieties. And there were many cases when the environment did not allow a person who got there to survive. That is, the Awakened died immediately, not even having time to engage in battle with local monsters. However, in the dungeons of the second and third levels, the players who got there were at a higher level, so they had great chances of surviving, but at the same time, in the first level dungeon, the skills of the Awakened were not so good, and accordingly there were a lot of victims.
– Frank, have you already started attracting to our side? Garrison turned to the Latin American.
“Soon our agent will start work,” he reported.
“Fine, then I’ll use my diplomatic channels to put pressure on Korea. Where do you need help first? – The head of the CIA intelligence department turned to the consultant.
– In New York, – Bill answered without hesitation for a second.
– The operation code name is “First”. Do whatever it takes to get this guy.
– Yes, sir.
After listening to Bill and Frank’s responses, the high-ranking officer stared at the screen again.
While everyone was talking about follow-up and discussing the live stream with Song Hoon, an unexpected event occurred.
– Kr-r… Kr-r…
Among the dense tropical vegetation of the Amazonian jungle, lizard men paced. They held weapons in their paws and were dressed in armor.
These creatures were unusual monsters. They communicated with each other. And where they came from, there were unique structures.
A huge portal glowed behind them. Monsters appeared in such a wilderness, where a person’s foot almost never set foot, so people did not know about the existence of this portal.
They continued to leave it, and at one point their number reached the limit point.
The portal began to glow brighter and brighter, then began to grow in size. Soon, its diameter increased by several meters. Then there was a blinding flash, as if from a nuclear explosion, and the portal disappeared.
A separate space formed at the site of the outbreak. The impression was that part of the other world had moved to Earth.
Now here, instead of the terrestrial rainforest, completely different unprecedented plants grew. In a row stood the structures of lizard people, like large pyramids.
The site, about ten square kilometers in size, literally in a few short moments took the form of a dungeon world.
– Quantum! – shouted a large monster, which, apparently, was the main among them.
He was four times the size of lizard people, who seemed small in his background.
The waves of mana spread throughout the world.
If Sung Hoon saw this, he would describe it as “Dimensional Unification.”
Another dimension has joined the dilapidated dimension of the Earth.
– I roughly understood, – said the magician, sorting through the sheets filled with small text.
He looked around.
House. His house. His territory, his domain.
Here his skills have risen to the sixth rank, although his mana itself is more similar in level to the seventh, and if you try, then the eighth.
Judging by the money spent, this is a very good result. Only thirty billion won, and such an effect.
“The progress of civilization is amazing. If I had done this in my past life … Oh, no, it’s not even worth talking about. ”
I would have to spend a lot of money.
After a while, after reflecting on the achievements of modern civilization, Song Hoon tossed the papers in his hand onto the table.
These were the dungeon information documents that Lee Gi Suk received from various countries.
– Only Awakened below level fifty can enter the first level dungeon. The monsters that live there do not have special abilities, or they only have one skill. Also, the environment there can be extremely unusual.
He came to this conclusion by looking at the documents. Very similar to the description he gave in his interview at the press conference. But since this information is available, then still someone has cleared such a dungeon successfully and left there. Although in other cases there were victims.
The knowledge and wisdom that a person possesses still helps to find a way out of the situation, the problem is only in time. After all, this is the most valuable resource here, isn’t it?
It takes a particularly long time to clear the dungeons, from which the rod monsters, in large cities. Moreover, the economic paralysis of such a region is a huge loss.
The guy’s gaze fell on another document that lay next to those that he had looked through. It was a request from the United States.
– Hmm, New York …
The insanely beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park, located near the famous bridge, has turned into a battlefield. The Awakened have tried this dungeon three times, all to no avail. The total number of dead Players has already exceeded eighty people.
If you believe the words of the Awakened One, who returned from there with the help of the stone of return, then inside there was an incredibly cold environment, with a temperature of minus eighty degrees.
Various monsters emerge from the portal every hour, and battles take place one after another.
“It will be more dangerous than a toxic environment.”
Incredibly hard frost. Minus eighty degrees is the level at which people die from frostbite in a few minutes.
New York is a huge city. There are no residential areas near Brooklyn Bridge Park, they are quite far from it. But still, even this distance from the sleeping areas of the city is very dangerous.
In addition, the fact that the monsters come out at intervals of one hour was a huge problem. Unlike Song Hoon, the other Awakened have a certain amount of time to restore their mana, which is sometimes quite long. Most likely they don’t have any abilities or items to recover quickly.
“Come to think of it, I can make a lot of money just by teaching them the skills of quick mana recovery. I have to think, “Son Hoon decided. – With my level, this is a trifling matter …
However, the guy had no thoughts to act right now. Although his mana is fully restored, he needs to settle current affairs, and rest normally.
Besides, you need to practice, this is very important. Magicians become stronger in the process of preparation, their knowledge increases, and accordingly, their abilities become more.
It’s all meaningless without preparation.
– Son! – he heard his mother’s voice from behind the door. – Go to eat!
Looking at his watch, Song Hoon saw that it was already eleven o’clock in the morning. While he was studying the documents, time flew by.
– Yes, I’m coming! – he responded, and then got up and left the room.
Song Hoon really appreciated the time he spent with his mother. He assumed that the matter was in his absence of a family in a past life.
In the past, but not in this one. They are two different people, two different personalities. But now that they had merged into one, he felt both.
“I” in a past life had a strong spirit and a huge ego, so the magician thought that in this life nothing remained of his ego.
But until now he did not understand much.
For example, in the last battle he got so angry that he mercilessly finished off a centipede to death. He had never fought like this in a past life.
– Then I was rational and cynical. But having united with the current “I”, my character changed to a more irascible one, – the guy concluded.
If you remember, the current “he” used to really want to become a singer.
– No, even now I want to be him, – the guy realized, remembering his passion for music.
After all, he continued to be himself.
– Hmm, everything is very confusing … I reached almost the ninth rank, and my ego began to manifest itself again, – the guy analyzed his new character. – Maybe I’m weak-willed? – a stupid thought came to mind. – No, of course not!
Such introspection, which he often engaged in, did not spoil his mood, but on the contrary.
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