Steel eating player chapter 202
In the distance, a part of the huge mountain range that had stood as the background of the world was sinking in vain.
The white dust that rose from there rose like a wave, swept over the red meadow, and approached this way.
And since the first wave, this area has turned into a volcanic zone, and as the magma flowing underground is exposed to oxygen, it explodes and a large mushroom cloud blooms one after another.
As a result, the ‘Demon King’s Castle’, which was being built somewhere deep underground, would have shaken its roots, and it would have been a great stimulus to the Demon King.
‘… … Of course, this alone cannot hit the Demon King.’
Although four Mowglays were shot down, the underground city of the Ancient Red Drake would not have completely collapsed.
Wasn’t it presumed that the reason for building the Demon King’s Castle there in the first place was to avoid Lee Hyun-wook’s Mowglay fall?
‘But, you won’t be able to stop it forever.’
However, the Demon King would have known very well that the drop of Mowglay could not be finished with this one shot, and that there was no tree that could not be climbed after ten shots.
In other words, if you leave Hyun-wook Lee as it is, no matter how big a mountain may be, he will turn it into a piece of dust and crush everything underneath it… … .
‘… … So, you will be forced to crawl out.’
Lee Hyun-wook was thinking of hitting the bees that jump out by touching the hive. That would be a much more advantageous fight.
« Now, it looks like we can start setting up the camp. »
At Lee Hyeon-wook’s words, team leader Lee Gyo-jun, who was standing next to him, gave orders to the entire fleet with a mana messenger. Then, two of the 19 aircraft broke out of the ranks and lowered their altitude.
– Chik— Start the operation to install the cornerstone.
The first team that landed first installed a ‘mana shield’ to ensure basic safety, and then the priests of the second team that landed placed a number of ‘holy relics’ and started it.
Then, the divine power slowly spread, removing the power of death that had colored this area.
– Chic— End of 1st job, 2nd job starts.
Then a group of sappers hurriedly pulled out a rolled iron fence from the subspace, and began to encircle the edge of the camp site.
As the airship landed and started unloading the vehicles and supplies it was loaded with, it took on the appearance of a garrison for armed forces to some extent.
– Now, blacksmiths are also put in to proceed with additional work.
And even the dwarves and blacksmiths of Laputa stepped forward to install an automatic hextech turret, and set the artificial intelligence-equipped giants into alert mode and deployed them.
There were also several extra-large weapons prepared only for this day.
That was not all.
– Chic— The dark elf animists are also ready.
Then, as the spiritists of the Dark Elf Forest scatter seeds and grant mana, a green wave grew around the camp, forming a large barrier.
As such, Hyunwook Lee mobilized everything he could to maximize the camp environment in a short time.
‘Laputa will come soon, but we do not know how long this battle will be, so we need to prepare thoroughly.’
And the well-prepared stronghold fortress would be a great support in battle. Even if it is greatly pushed back, it will become a stronghold where you can build and a supply depot where you can easily receive additional support.
After about thirty minutes of the camp creation, team leader Lee Kyo-jun approached me again.
« Now that the dust seems to have settled at the target point, we will send a ‘special reconnaissance team’ to explore the entrance to the Demon King. »
The Black Tiger unit’s ‘special reconnaissance team’, made up of a total of 24 assassination players, had infiltrated the area long before the Steel Fleet arrived.
Based on skills suitable for penetration such as stealth or sensory expansion, they were supplied with all kinds of hextech items, and they would show off their penetration ability more clearly than anyone else.
Also, Lieutenant Cheon Myung-ho was leading them. If it was, he would do better than anyone else when it comes to infiltration operations.
and… … .
« Now, the first reinforcements are said to be arriving. »
Before coming here, Lee Hyun-wook requested support from several influential players from around the world.
They were players that Hyun-wook Lee judged and could rely on, and they gladly responded to Hyun-wook Lee’s call and gathered in one place.
« Then 10 minutes later, we will open the White Hall and join the 1st reinforcements. »
« Yes, please. »
With this, the expedition to attack the Demon King was going to be prepared.
Of course, the true completion of the expedition would require the joining of troops from New York and North Korea.
woo woo woo–
A single thick beam of light soared into the sky and was transformed into a ring. And the inside of the ring was distorted and a huge portal opened.
Doo doo doo doo–
After dozens of helicopters lined up from there, they landed one by one on a small runway on one side of the camp.
And soon, faces I’ve met a few times in my life, such as Brian Thiel, Edward Woods, and Koshiro Kodo, appeared, and others… … .
‘… … Ailee Holm, who represents Canada, Taylor Port, who is called the shield of the United States, and Josh Chang, the guardian of Singapore, are people I know well.’
They had never met in their present life, but since they were the ones who faced the Necromancer with Lee Hyun-wook in their previous lives, they could be trusted without much verification.
« Thank you for responding to my request. »
Lee Hyun-wook shook hands with them one by one and greeted them with the utmost sincerity.
Among them, Edward Woods and Koshiro Kodo were in a relationship that went beyond competing with each other and even blushed.
And Koshiro Kodo, whom Lee Hyun-wook knew, was also a person who viewed the game as a game rather than a disaster.
But for now, it was necessary to make them allies. The firepower of S-class players was negligible in these war events.
After a while, they all gathered in the operating tent.
« … … Soon, the demon lord’s legion will come pouring out to stop us. And as you already know, Titans, Black Orcs, Ice Trolls, Ancient Red Drakes, etc. are under the control of the Demon King. »
Hyunwook Lee said.
Edward Woods raised his hand with a worried expression on his face.
« But, what if you don’t come out and hold on? »
He turned his head and continued speaking, pointing out the window, at the volcanic terrain.
« I came here four years ago to participate in the California Restoration Operation. And I’m ashamed to say that I was taken hostage then and witnessed their underground city. It’s… much stronger than we thought. »
Four years ago, heroes from all over the world set out to restore California, which was eroded by the first wave.
At that time, it suffered a huge defeat that was evaluated to have lost 30 of the world’s top 100 rankings, and even today, no attempt has been made to attack it.
To that extent, the Ancient Red Drake was more powerful than any other monster that had ever appeared.
And Edward Woods could not hide his worries, whether it was as if the memories of that time had been engraved deep into his bones.
« … … So, whenever possible, I will try to sit there, and there will be magma flowing all over the place, so it will be difficult to hit and enter. »
However, Lee Hyun-wook solved his worries very simply.
« Then I’ll drop Mowglay over that mountain over and over again. »
« Ah……. »
« And in fact, I tried it once a few hours ago, but if you keep doing this, the entrance we can enter may disappear, so we’re working on it. »
It was the strongest pressure that only Lee Hyun-wook could do.
Brian Thiel nodded at that.
« … … After all, if you pick a pickaxe in an ant burrow, you won’t be able to get out of it. »
And soon, the swarm of ants started popping out… … Team leader Lee Kyo-jun’s voice came out through Lee Hyun-wook’s mana messenger.
– Chic— Enemies have been spotted.
After a while, team leader Kyo-Jun Lee came into the operation tent and manipulated the tablet PC, and the crystal projector that was linked to it started working and a hologram appeared.
It was an espionage video sent from the ‘special reconnaissance unit’ that was infiltrating close to the enemy base. Soon, with the voice of a man, a side of the ruined mountain appeared in front of my eyes.
– Those are… … This is the Ancient Red Drake.
Some movements were captured on the slopes of the mountain that had collapsed due to Lee Hyun-wook’s mogley drop.
Monsters with a huge body of about 15 to 20 meters, with dark red scales, were crawling out to the ground with their amber eyes shining.
– The number is, twenty-three, thirty-five, fifty… … No, it comes out constantly.
Next, team leader Lee Kyo-jun delivered an analysis table through the military satellite, and said that the number was a whopping 1,241.
With that said, the players could not hide their bewilderment.
« Oh, my God… how can there be so many? »
« At that level, it seems like there are more than four years ago. »
« … … Iknow, right. It seems that they have bred a lot during that time. »
Perhaps it was natural for them to be so surprised. With that number of Ancient Red Drakes, any country… … No, there were enough troops to overthrow the continent.
And since all of these people remember the devastating defeat of mankind 4 years ago, and some of them have personally experienced that defeat, it was not unreasonable to say that the trauma would recur.
But Lee Hyun-wook was still calm.
‘Yeah, I thought those would appear first.’
It was because Lee Hyun-wook had expected it. Since this is the land of the Ancient Red Drake, they could be the most powerful force in these volcanic terrain.
In addition, it was also the most monster, so it was a perfect weapon to pass the time as a demon lord.
‘However, the fact that you are trying to drag time while consuming your troops so boldly… … After all, does that mean that the construction of the Demon King’s Castle is urgently needed?’
All of the Demon King’s operations so far have focused solely on the completion of the Demon King’s Castle.
In other words, it could be expected that if the construction of the Demon King’s Castle was completed, the situation would be greatly advantageous to the Demon King.
It is a direction that not only expands troops through random gate creation, but also greatly strengthens the power of the Demon King like a kind of ‘region’, which is called ‘Rampage of Evil’, predicted Lee Hyun-wook.
‘In other words, it’s best to hit it as quickly as possible and get rid of it before the Demon Lord’s Castle is built.’
Lee Hyun-wook looked at Lee Kyo-jun.
« Lee, please mark where they came from. That point is probably the entrance to the underground city. »
« Um, and you mean the entrance to the Demon Castle?
Hyun-wook Lee nodded, and just twenty seconds after Kyo-Jun Lee gave someone an order, the analysis data flew to the tablet PC held by team leader Kyo-Jun Lee.
He floated it as a hologram.
A white circle was displayed on the satellite map of the mountain.
« Uh… as of now, there are a total of four confirmed. And the distance between each point is quite good, so I don’t know if they all lead to one cave. »
« Then… it would be a bit risky, but could you ask the special reconnaissance team to check it out? »
After defeating the ancient red drakes that are coming out now, he would have to enter the Demon King’s Castle directly.
At that time, if you take the wrong road and go right and left, it would be a huge loss, so it was necessary to check in advance the nearest distance to reach the Demon King Castle.
« Yeah, I’ll tell you to enter carefully once. »
Afterwards, they went out of the operating tent and watched the Ancient Red Drakes approaching this way.
As those giant bastards were approaching this way, the earth’s axis shook violently.
When it was far away, it seemed that the cavalry was approaching, but as it got a little closer, it seemed as if a tank force was approaching.
« what are you doing! They’re getting close so fast, so move— »
« All wizards, prepare large-scale wide-area magic! »
All the troops heated up all their weapons and prepared for defense.
Hyun-wook Lee also synchronized to the War Box floating in low orbit and aimed them overhead.
‘I haven’t put a moglay on it yet, but I still have a few heavy warheads on it.’
However, the ancient red drakes gradually widened the distance between each other and formed a fan-shaped formation.
‘This is a move to minimize damage by being conscious of my low-orbit Mowglay drop attack.’
« Uh… they stopped. »
They stopped about a kilometer from the camp. Then, only five of them came out and came this way, didn’t they?
« Hey, what else are you trying to do? »
« Hmm… … Maybe we should talk? »
And the five ancient red drakes came this way, even polymorphing in human form.
In other words, it was like the will of the commanders of both sides to gather in the middle and have a conversation before the turn of the Middle Ages.
In other words, you could do it this way.
« … … You’re just trying to pass the time. »
Contacting, talking, and arguing for a bit more time would save you a lot more time than just head-to-head combat.
Lee Hyun-wook noticed such an obvious intention.
If that’s the case, the answer would be not to respond…
« …Let’s go first. »
At Lee Hyun-wook’s words, Woo Seong-moon and Lee Gyo-joon looked surprised.
« Yes? Didn’t you say that 1:00 is urgent? »
« Yes, but I have something to check. »
The reason Lee Hyun-wook made such a decision was as a result of observing them with Hugin and Munin and checking detailed information with the Insight Lens… … Because there was one thing that stood out.
– Ancient Red Drake (LV: 134)
* Demon King’s Family
This information was taken for granted at this time.
But often, it was mixed with slightly different content… … .
– Ancient Red Drake (LV: 141)
* Demon King’s colonization, latent spell ‘Explosion’ applied
In this way, the additional information of each individual was divided into ‘the family of the demon king’ and ‘the colony of the demon king’. And the difference was clear, only the latter was shackled by the latent spell.
‘In other words, not all of them are loyal to the Demon King yet.’
Until now, many monsters have been subordinated to the Demon King.
But, while the Ancient Red Drake was living well in this land, wasn’t it the case that he was colonized by the Demon King?
‘So, some were loyal to the Demon King, but some did not yield.’
And until now, a large group of monsters born in the wave erosion area had always been divided into several factions.
‘As far as I know, that’s been the case in all cases.’
First of all, in the case of the Dark Elf Kingdom, it was originally favorable to mankind, but it turned hostile to mankind due to an internal rebellion.
And in the case of the Black Orc Kingdom, there was an opposite case, so the forces opposed to King Stonox contacted the Guardian and helped the King assassination operation.
And in the 4th wave, which was not born in the present life, and in the ‘Death Church’ born in the eroded area of Seoul, there was a unique NPC named Rich, who had a guilty conscience, and helped restore Seoul.
The complex and subtle conflict elements within one race seemed to have been deliberately placed for attack as a game.
It was the same here, the Ancient Red Drake group… ….
‘… … In this way, I might be able to get a guide and additional troops.’
Steel eating player chapter 202