A being whose entire body is black.
Not only that, but the jailer’s facial features were all his mouth was wide open, as if his eyes, nose, and ears had never been there to begin with.
It was strange and suspicious.
Since the distance from the guard was quite far, Kangseol decided that it was safe and then checked the information about the current situation.
Adventure 22-2. ‘If you get caught, you die’
Another dangerous element of Alkatron, the guard, has appeared. It doesn’t matter how they came into being or what their true identity is. It’s just that they must be quite annoying. I think that’s all we have to keep in mind for now.
As of now, no information has been obtained.
CAUTION This adventure is very dangerous.
Please note that situations in this adventure change from moment to moment.
Caution: This adventure is expected to be a long journey. Therefore, you may not be able to get proper rest.
Current remaining time 「11:55
The guard looked around and walked away.
‘You mean, go down the stairs to avoid that guard?’
Kang Seol thought for a moment and tilted his head.
‘But why do I have to avoid it? Even though I’m a guard, there’s not much difference between me and the prisoners here.’
At that time, the guard noticed something and ran toward it.
The guard, who was only quivering with the movements of a slug, rushed in like a leopard when he caught sight of his target.
It was in the opposite direction of the snowfall.
A prisoner with his face covered in bandages was startled when he saw the guard and took a step back.
The prisoner desperately tried to escape, but the guard was faster than him.
Just the slightest touch. The guard’s long arms touched the prisoner’s body.
The prisoner’s head started to bulge.
It just exploded.
‘… What is that?’
[Advanced insight is activated.]
[Understand the hidden guard’s information.]
[New information about ‘If caught, you will die’ has been acquired.]
Snowfall’s Seonjian has read the guard’s information.
[Upper layer: Jailer]
Estimated level: Unknown.
A creature on which Alkatron’s special magic is operating. Unless the magic is dispelled, it is virtually invincible. In particular, its power is maximized when dealing with Alkatron’s prisoners.
Basic Abilities: None.
Special Abilities: [Alkatron: Physical Damage Resistance] [Alkatron: Elemental Damage Resistance] [Brand of the Guilty] [Burning Brand] ‘Why are
there all these monsters?’
Kang Seol looked at Tori, feeling fortunate that she had not rashly attacked the guard.
“Shouldn’t guards be more dangerous than that because they have to deal with vicious upper-class prisoners?”
“Are the guards around on a regular basis?”
“No, I just happened to see it… Anyway, we must never collide. “At least in the upper reaches of Alkatron, they are invincible.”
“The upper class? Are there no guards in the lower levels?”
“huh. But even if it was there, it probably wouldn’t have been of any use.”
“Because the prisoners are stronger than the guards.”
Kang Seol couldn’t hide his surprise.
‘Are the prisoners in the lower class suddenly becoming stronger?’
“By the way… I guess the person who planned this succeeded in accessing the deep parts of Alkatron?”
“The control room. Seeing how even the guards follow his intentions. “Well, they are like puppets, but it is impossible to treat them like puppets.”
“Is it impossible to escape from Alkatron?”
“I don’t know, maybe? “It doesn’t make sense if you gain control and don’t seal the entrance, right?”
Kang Seol nodded and thought of another idea.
‘Mael and Chameli should be safe.’
I wonder if the people who were with me just now are going to confront the guard.
‘I can’t help it. Since you’ve come this far, you have to take care of your own life.’
Now that I’m done with the things worth asking, you’ll have to find out the rest for yourself.
For example, details of the guards, directions to the lower floors, etc.
‘Okay then, where…’
The method that Kangseol came up with was a creature.
Creating crows of an appropriate size and scattering them in all directions.
‘This way, it’s easy to figure out the guard’s location.’
six crows spread out in all directions.
Not everyone had clear vision. It was pitch black, and the crows could only see blurry outlines in the darkness.
But the moment Kangseol activates Seonjian.
I now have the vision to see through a fairly wide range;
‘The duration is short and the mental fatigue is severe, so it may not be possible to maintain it 24 hours a day. Still, this is a huge harvest.’
Snowfall was now able to explore its surroundings as if it had antennae.
A guard appeared near the crow.
‘Should I find out?’
A crow circled around the guard.
‘A little closer….’
7 meters away.
The guard caught the crow.
Snowfall forcibly canceled the summoning of the crow.
The guard looked around his head in confusion for a moment, but soon returned to his seemingly foolish behavior from before.
‘If you approach within 5m, you will be discovered by the guards. You just have to be careful about that.’
And I thought it would be best to avoid conflict with other prisoners as much as possible. I don’t want to attract the guard’s attention.
‘This… the probability of encountering a colleague is quite low…’
In this case, the probability of encountering a guard or prisoner is higher than that of a colleague.
‘Let’s go down as soon as possible and join us.’
Now that the goal was decided, Snowfall continued her search.
“Ho… did you have this talent?”
“I know how to do this and that.”
As I moved around with the crow watching all around, I didn’t have to face any enemies. Unfortunately, I did not meet my colleague during this process.
‘Did it go down quickly?’
However, that was only Kang Seol’s wish, and the bodies of those who appeared to be his colleagues were found everywhere.
Kang Seol checked each of the corpses to see if anyone he recognized was there. Fortunately, the bodies were all unknown.
I felt the wind blowing near the crow ahead.
‘Could it be that there are stairs going down?’
However, just as Snowfall finally found the entrance to the lower floor, someone snatched the crow.
Someone grabbing a crow and observing it.
But something was different from the prisoners before.
It was a person.
Although his mouth was sewn shut and he could not hear his voice, he had a human face.
Just as the crow’s Seon Ji-an was trying to read the prisoner’s information.
The crow caught in the prisoner’s hand burst out.
Snowfall quickly ran to the place where the crow died.
One of the prisoners was strutting around here, wondering if this was the path leading downstairs.
‘But… it doesn’t look normal.’
Looking around, there is only one prisoner alive.
The rest were all corpses.
‘Did he come up after the second location change and massacre the expedition team he encountered?’
[2nd floor: Puppet Master Humer]
Estimated level: 31 – 35
A powerful prisoner who was sleeping in Alkatron.
The dolls he handles have stronger physical abilities than when they were alive.
Basic Abilities: [Puppet 2] [Flesh Sewing 1] [Piece Pasting 3] [Forced Dance 2] [Separation Anxiety 4] [Internal Explosion 5] Special Abilities: [Consciousness All 2] The man whose mouth was sewn has a strange expression and looks like a
[Puppet master Humer uses puppets.]
[Those bound by him move according to his will.]
[Puppets have powerful physical abilities.]
The corpses that had been lying around just now stood up at the man’s gesture.
Kang Seol found a familiar face among them.
– It’s all you. Frannan’s disciple… is that correct? It’s me!
It was clearly Yoran who had been together not long ago.
Unfortunately, it seemed that the entrance to the second floor had been discovered before the snowfall.
The puppet wearing the shell of Yoran spoke.
“Kill me… kill me…”
Kang Seol’s expression turned cold.
Tori, who was watching this scene, warned.
“This guy… he’s a puppeteer, right? be careful! That guy…”
Black energy burst out from both of Snowfall’s hands and turned into twin knights. Karen and Karuna were also watching the situation and had no hesitation in pulling out their swords.
The sword was swung several times at very high speed.
The puppets all turned into pieces and fluttered around.
Embarrassed, Humer took a step back and tried to extend his hand forward.
Humer’s hand was cut in two by Karuna’s sword. And Humer, who was defenseless, could not avoid Karen’s sword that followed.
Humer’s head and body were separated with disbelieving eyes.
It’s literally a pure death.
In the blink of an eye, a hero-level prisoner on the second floor lost his life.
Tori was embarrassed by Humer’s death.
“Uh… Huh? Was Humer this weak? “No, but you were a summoner?”
“Why are you so angry… Ah! That friend. It was the person I ran into earlier. Too bad. I had the misfortune of meeting a prisoner on the second floor…”
Tori comforted Kang Seol.
A choice occurred to Kang Seol.
[The lower entrance to Alkatron has been discovered. What should I do?]
1. Go down.
2. It doesn’t go down.
just two choices.
Snowfall slowly headed downstairs.
* * *
Alkatron, second basement level.
There was a guard here too.
Snowfall explored the second floor with a smaller number of crows than before.
The prisoners are all monsters of hero level or higher.
Of course, it was not a very difficult opponent for the current Kang Seol, but he moved cautiously because he could attract the guards.
One of the crows was caught by someone again.
– Oh, the crow always gets caught lol
– At this point, shouldn’t a union be launched on the crow side as well?
– ??? : The rights and interests of our workers are our top priority…
– ??? : A win-win labor-management relationship with summoners…
This time, the opponent didn’t burst the crow right away. That’s because he was Kang Seol’s ally.
The person who caught the crow was Mael.
“Shh… Snowman? As expected, you are safe. “Are you around here?”
The snowfall made the crow nod. Then he retrieved the other crows and ran straight to Mael.
“Phew… I was worried. “The jailer or something was talking nonsense…”
“Have you seen the vicar?”
“I haven’t encountered it yet. I’m worried. “Have you ever dealt with the monsters on the second basement floor?”
“It was a person… “Maybe this Alkatron is a man-made facility.”
“I guess that’s highly likely.”
“Most of the expedition team will lose their lives due to this incident. “It would be better to quickly resolve this problem.”
Snowfall nodded and exchanged information with Mael. In fact, what Mael knew was insignificant compared to what Kangseol knew.
Maybe that’s why Mael’s eyes lit up every time he heard about Snowfall.
“Oh… my prediction of an ancient prison was exactly right! This Alkatron is probably a human-built structure, and it seems to have been abandoned or forgotten for some reason. But it’s a bad joke. All of our lives are influenced by someone’s intentions….”
“If we have to solve this problem….”
“Libra comes later. First, we need to find Alkatron’s control room or…”
“Either kill the person responsible for this.”
“To do that, first of all…”
“I guess not?”
“Please… I hope not…”
Snowfall and Mael frowned and prepared for another spatial movement.
“what? “You’re fine.”
“Huh… I guess it wasn’t a space move.”
The grief in the lamp laughed at them.
【Pfft… I saw how scared you all were.】
【It was worth seeing you trembling with anxiety.】
At that time.
The floor they stepped on cracked and collapsed. In particular, in places where there was heavy snow, everything collapsed and there was no room to escape.
Mael immediately got out of his seat and stretched out his hand, but couldn’t reach it.
The grief fell and howled.
That’s how grief and snow fell.
All Snowfall could do was take the form of a raven to prepare for the impact.
[The hidden adventure ‘Alkatron Collapse’ is activated.]
Shake it up…
“Keuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu) “Hidden Hidden Adventure Hidden Hidden Hidden Hidden Hidden
Collapse] Hidden].] Hidden adventure.
He waved the lamp, but the grief did not respond.
It seemed like he had probably fainted.
Kangseol shook his head and raised his stretched out body.
“Ugh… where is this…?”
– Is the 3-year-old real?
– It even causes it to collapse haha
I heard a dog approaching from somewhere.
It was really a dog.
A dark dog came right in front of Snowfall.
Although it was absurd, Kang Seol followed his instinct and petted the dog.
“How far did I fall?”
The dog clucked and licked Kang Seol’s hand.
He rummaged through his bag and handed over some beef jerky made from monster meat.
“I’m eating well… hmm?”
Snowfall was very embarrassed now.
‘F*ck it! It’s a guard! ‘Did you get caught up in the collapse?’
Right next to him, the guard was struggling to get up. Perhaps the guard who was walking nearby when the snowfall fell was also swept away.
‘What do we do? First of all…’
At that time, the dog that Kang Seol had been petting just now suddenly changed.
The snowfall was clearly addressed to the dog.
If you attack the guard, you’ll explode like a prisoner on the first floor.
The guard’s neck was torn off.
The dog that tasted the guard’s blood growled.
The dog’s eyes became more ferocious and its size gradually grew.
When it became bigger than a human or even Jamaard, the Snowfall’s Presbyterian Eye was activated.
[Amazing discovery! A mysterious creature is discovered.]
Kang Seol, who was in danger of losing his life to the dog that had just been giving him beef jerky, read the information obtained by Seon Ji-an.
“Transcendence… grade? Plus….”
“4th floor? “This is the fourth basement level?”
Coincidentally, the snow fell on the 4th basement level of Alkatron in the aftermath of Alkatron’s collapse.
The colleague who will save him will still be on the second basement floor.
Shocked by the sight of the guard being murdered, Kang Seol recalled the conversation he had with Tori a while ago.
– The upper class? Are there no guards in the lower levels?
– huh. But even if it was there, it probably wouldn’t have been of any use.
– Because the prisoners are stronger than the guards.
The black dog slowly approached, targeting Snowfall.
That guy wasn’t the type to be satisfied with eating beef jerky. What if I swallowed the whole beef jerky?
‘Damn it… Now that it’s like this… it’s better than dying sparingly!’
At that moment, Kang Seol took something out of her arms.
It was something I bought from Janet at the Madness Store the other day.
[Use Love-Hate Deer Sachet.]