Chapter 33. Proving One’s Cla.s.s
“Wh, what’s going on!”
“Why did he suddenly dash forward?”
“Did he say Crocuta? What is that?”
The gathered explorers were surprised with Kang Chul-In’s sudden movements.
Lucia’s strength filled voice shut the explorers’ mouths up.
“Master, no, General has already stated that he would be showing us how to kill the level 20 Crocuta monster.”
However, that remark had stirred up the group even more.
“Th, that’s nonsense! A level 20 monster?”
“Hey, stop fooling around.”
“How do you kill at level 20 monster by yourself!”
Disbelief quickly spread like an infectious disease.
“Hey, you pretty lady over there! Does that make sense? Even if he is the General, how is he planning on killing a level 20 monster? Not only that, but by himself?”
A robust African American man yelled.
“That’s right! A couple of days ago, I tried fighting against a level 15 monster and almost got myself killed. But, a level 20 monster? Do you really expect us to believe that?”
Another explorer came forward and spoke of his distrust towards Kang Chul-In.
“Is this some sort of deception?”
“Are you trying to scam us by placing a dead, or already weakened monster in front of him to supposedly kill by himself?”
“That’s right, that’s also possible!”
Beginning with one person’s suspicions after the other, distrust continued to grow.
It was an obvious reaction.
Even the current highest leveled explorer was only level 12. For these types of people, they were unable to fathom the thought of solo killing a level 20 monster, and thus could do nothing more than to show disbelief.
‘Crack! They dare to disbelieve our General? These b.a.s.t.a.r.ds who aren’t even showing the slightest bit of trust!’
A raging fire was burning within Lucia.
But, she did not lose her rationality, because she knew.
The more the explorers disbelieved and were suspicious, the more faith would be returned later.
Lucia firmly believed in Kang Chul-In.
Even if the monster was level 25, she believed that Kang Chul-In would easily be able to manage against it.
This feeling wasn’t just because she was his aide, but because she could feel the calmness and confidence from Kang Chul-in that could only be felt from the strong.
Lucia laughed as if it was ridiculous, and spoke to the explorers.
“If you really don’t believe it, then all you have to do is see it with your own eyes. Since the General has dashed forward, he should have made contact with the Crocuta by now. Before you start thinking of useless suspicions, I want you to see with your own eyes, exactly how amazing out General is!”
The explorers responded back as such….
“Ha! Alright, let’s see how amazing your special General is!”
“Just tell him not to die!”
“That’s right, you said some great words! I’ll make sure to watch everything with these eyes of mine!”
….while Lucia responded back as such.
“Heung, Alright. Follow me everyone.”
Riding the horse, Lucia headed towards the direction that Kang Chul-In had disappeared to. The explorers followed behind her one by one, as they spoke to themselves.
“She thinks we wouldn’t be able to go with her?”
“But, do you think he’ll really be able to kill it by himself?”
“Bulls.h.i.+t! If it’s the Crocuta, even I’ve seen it once before. It’s a brutal monster that can’t even be compared to the Gnoll!”
“Is, is that so?”
“Ey, whatever! Let’s go and see for ourselves!”
“That’s right! I need to confirm it with my own eyes!”
It took 5 minutes for the group to reach Kang Chul-In’s location.
He was at the mouth of a running stream, in a confrontation with the Crocuta monster that had the head of a Hyena.
(Djinn- FYI Crocuta is the scientific term for Spotted Hyena’s)
“Is everyone gathered?”
Kang Chul-In did not even look behind him as he spoke.
“I shall show you all, as slowly as I can.”
His eyes were still focused on the Crocuta.
Feeling that Kang Chul-In was looking down on it, the Crocuta bared its fangs as it growled.
“The Crocuta is no different from the Gnoll. It just grew a little…..”
(Djinn- Gnoll is a humanoid Hyena. People who play D&D should recognize it)
He honestly was looking down on the monster. Whether the Crocuta was growling or not, Kang Chul-In did not even blink as he continued to explain.
“You deal with the Crocuta the same way you would deal with a Gnoll. If you can go against the Gnoll, you can go against the Crocuta as well. Of course, you do have to have a stronger physical body, but the attacking method still stays the same.”
Kang Chul-In had the att.i.tude of a teacher teaching his students.
‘Th, this psycho!’
‘Who the h.e.l.l does he think he is!’
The explorers were surprised.
They were surprised of his boldness, and again surprised of his calmness.
How could he be so bold in front of a brutal level 20 monster. The explorers were unable to understand it with their common sense.
It was at that moment.
The Crocuta that did not rush in rashly, began to rush towards Kang Chul-In as if it was now angered.
Seeing such a scene, several explorers yelled out.
Within their heads, Kang Chul-In was already considered to be dead.
“It is not difficult to stop a Crocuta’s frontal attack.”
The Crocuta’s attack was unable to get through Kang Chul-In’s sword.
“You can do it as much as you want if you’re at least level 10.”
Kang Chul-In spoke calmly, as if it was nothing much.
The eyes of the explorers were filled with dismay.
A level 20 monster was blocked so easily. If that wasn’t enough, he was even talking? They were completely shocked.
Kang Chul-In continued.
With a roar, the Crocuta tried to rip apart Kang Chul-In.
With the head of a Hyena, the Crocuta’s base belonged to the canine family.
Its biting strength was so immense, that it was also a dangerous attack for someone like Kang Chul-In. Only, if it could succeed in actually biting him.
“This is a bit dangerous.”
With a swish, Kang Chul-In easily slid to the side and evaded the Crocuta’s attack.
“The main force for both the Gnoll and Crocuta are their mouths. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that their jaw strength is all they have. As for their strength…..I would say about 600kg? Should be around there. The moment you get bit…….there will be no more future for you.”
Kang Chul-In spoke as he hit the head of the Crocuta away with his wrist guard, as it was constantly trying to bite him.
“I will emphasize this again. Just watch out for its bite. If you do that, whether it’s a Gnoll or a Crocuta, there will be no reason for your death.”
Afterwards, Kang Chul-In spent another 30 minutes playing with the Crocuta, as he continued to teach the group.
The explorers were awe-struck.
Their predictions were completely shattered, as Kang Chul-In had proven with skills that he was on a different cla.s.s as them.
With his expert and seasoned techniques, the explorers could not dare to stand against him,
‘I should do it now.’
Thinking that he had taught them enough, Kang Chul-In began to move to finish off the Crocuta.
Kang Chul-In knee kicked the b.l.o.o.d.y Crocuta in the stomach, and got back into a stance.
And, after lowering his stance, Kang Chul-In rushed in towards the right……
“Right below the ribs.”
And stabbed the Crocuta right into its weak point.
Together with the sound of ripping skin and flesh…..
The Crocuta cried out in pain.
Using the Vampiric Sword that was stabbed into the Crocuta’s lung, Kang Chul-In fixed himself to grab the sword at an inverse, then stepping in with his right foot, he twisted his body to his left and pulled the sword from the inside to the out – Cutting the Crocuta’s stomach completely.
With the ma.s.sive amount of blood coming out, the Crocuta’s white and black innards began to drop to the floor.
As a finisher, the Vampiric Sword was stabbed through the inside of the monster’s jaw.
With a drop, the Crocuta fell. It was over with that.
Swish, swi swis.h.!.+
Having killed cleanly killed the Crocuta, Kang Chul-In waved around the sword a few times to clean it of the monster’s blood.
Lucia quietly walked to Kang Chul-In’s side and cleaned the sword of blood and grease with an immaculate white cloth.
“It’s easy, and anyone can do it.”
While receiving Lucia’s care, Kang Chul-In spoke flatly as if it was nothing.
With those words, the explorers face expressions became rotten.
‘Ea, easy? That is?”
‘That son of a b.i.t.c.h. Does he think it’s going to be easy for everyone just because it’s easy for him?’
‘If that’s considered easy, then what’s considered to be difficult?’
Kang Chul-In’s words did not have a conscience.
The explorers were normal people that were living very normal lives in their own respective countries until just a few months ago.
For the explorers that have only held a weapon for the first time since a few months ago, Kang Chul-In’s movements and skills were not considered to be easy.
Seeing the strange reactions from the explorers, Kang Chul-In tilted his head.
‘Why are their expressions like that?’
He could not understand the explorers’ expressions.
So, he decided to secretly ask Lucia.
“The reactions from the explorers don’t seem that great. Why is that?”
“That is……I think it is difficult for someone from a high stature to see the world of those that are lowly.”
“You, General, have said that your actions were easy, but for them, it is definitely not so. If a crow-t.i.t tries to walk like a stork, it will break its legs.”
(Djinn- It’s basically a Korean phrase that means to tailor your ambitions to the measure of your abilities)
Kang Chul-In was finally able to realize is mistake.
He tried his best to teach the group in the easiest way possible, but from the point of view of the explorers, that wasn’t the case.
‘Well, I never was that great at teaching.’
Kang Chul-In sneered at himself.
Even in the past, he had tried to guide his followers himself, but the results were terrifying.
Different from his trouble-free personality, Kang Chul-In’s sword skills were very technical, and was very difficult for normal people to grasp.
As much as his fighting style was instinctive and was a talent that he was born with, even if Kang Chul-In was to explain everything step by step, it was honestly difficult to say that the explorers would be able to follow his movements.
It would be a wonder if they were able to at least grasp the key points.
“General, please don’t be disappointed.”
Lucia tried to comfort Kang Chul-In.
“Please look at their expressions. Have they not become inspired from watching your skills? I think that is plenty enough, sir.”
That was true.
Although the explorers showed confusion within their expressions, they did not deny his skills. Their suspicions suddenly seemed to have disappeared!
“Were you guys able to see everything?”
Lucia turned to the explorers and haughtily stared at them.
“The General has the skills to be at the level of a General. I’d be very glad if you did not look down on him in public. Heung!”
Although it was quite the bitter irony, the explorers were unable to rebut against Lucia’s words because of the things they had previously said.
‘I should be content with just showing them my skills.
Although he wasn’t able to catch two rabbits at once, Kang Chul-In should now be able to easily control the explorers since he had shown them his skills.
He was planning on showing them more in the near future.
‘Dorian, if that b.a.s.t.a.r.d was here it’d make things so much easier.’
Kang Chul-In thought of Dorian.
It was safe to say that there were no suitable candidates to train the explorers except Dorian.
Although the Dorian now was a Sovereign that was at the same level as Kang Chul-In, he had a unique talent.
If Kang Chul-In was known for his techniques, then Dorian could be known as someone with great understanding of basic standards?
Their styles were so different that, in the past, even if they were to look at the same thing, their opinions of it were completely different.
It was true that Dorian’s lighter style of training was better for the explorers. They say that it’s sometimes difficult to get something very common for an emergency use, but this was exactly that type of situation.
‘You better owe me for today……’
As Kang Chul-In was cursing Dorian, it happened.
Clap, clap clap!
The sound of clapping could be heard from somewhere.
“Wow~ how shocking. I’ve really been struck with admiration.”
A Caucasian man walked out from within the thicket, and began to walk towards Kang Chul-In with his thumbs up.