Ur said, looking at the closed door.
“Well, I gave it a complicated spell that regenerates the magic circle the moment it closes.”
“Is it a problem?”
“at all. Rather, it makes it difficult for the other party to notice the intrusion. If it were me, I would have changed the design from the beginning…”
Kangseol recalled Ur’s abilities when she had just opened the door and asked a question.
“Ur, what was that ability just now?”
“ability? “Did I use my powers?”
“You swallowed the magic circle engraved on the door.”
“That cannot be considered an ability. Don’t you know from whom magic was born?”
The first mage to cry.
Understanding his actions was difficult even for the current snowfall.
“But there are limits.”
“This is all because I have become your summon. “I simply checked and found that analysis, decomposition, and condensation are limited in this body.”
“What do you mean?”
“It’s simple. “You can interpret objects related to magic or magic itself, and based on that, you can decompose them into magic.”
“What about condensation?”
“The decomposed magic power is compressed and made into lumps.”
“What do you use that for?”
“Of course, wherever you use it, you use it to kill enemies.”
“It is also my only means of attack at the moment. Simply put, it swallows magic, stores it, condenses it into magical power, and fires it at the enemy.”
“… Is that all you can do?”
“Shut up! This is all because of you! Because you were weak, I was able to summon you only after all my strength was taken away! “It is truly unbearable for me to be in such a helpless situation!”
“And this body has been mainly used for other things than fighting to begin with.”
Ur laughed sinisterly.
“It’s training and coordination. “You have no idea how many magicians have left their mark on the world because of me.”
“You know, because there is no name left as a mage.”
“… That is a mistake. “There must be something wrong.”
Kang Seol paused the conversation for a moment and checked the details of the unexpected adventure that came to mind earlier.
[The 23rd adventure begins.]
[Adventure 23. Stockholm Syndrome]
Adventure 23. ‘Stockholm Syndrome’
It is not uncommon to sympathize with and be influenced by a villain. But it definitely happens.
Malachus, who once pushed you into a corner, lost both his eyes and his family to unidentified assailants when he was young.
He lived screaming in anger. You found out about his past by reading the letter left in his arms. Malachus had the audacity to ask anyone who read the letter to avenge his enemy.
Whether you listen to his request or ignore it depends on your mood that day.
That’s how light your relationship with Malachus is.
However, by chance, you have discovered a person with the characteristics of the evil beast that stole Malachus’ family, and by chance, you are now in a secret space where he is clearly hidden.
It is truly an unfortunate day.
Or even to an enemy who happens to meet you.
Anyway, you want to find out the secrets of the basement.
Objective: Find out the secrets of the basement.
This adventure is a surprise adventure.
Current remaining time: “Approximately 3 days.”
‘Yes, it’s really a coincidence.’
Snowfall honestly had no interest in Malachus’ past.
What do you know about how he lived and what he went through in the past?
But somehow, he ended up taking on the appearance of someone who had come to avenge Malachus.
Bornuil, who borrowed Ur’s body, said.
“Oh hoho… The basement is quite large. “This can’t be an ordinary warehouse.”
Bornuil usually gives control to Ur and just sleeps.
The saying that old people don’t sleep didn’t seem to apply to him.
[Intermediate Perception activates.]
[Discovers traces of crushed spider webs.]
[Discovers footprints that have not been erased.]
[This place was managed until recently.] Snowfall
goes inside, checking here and there as if he were a detective. .
A crow that had been sent out before showed a reaction.
‘That’s the place.’
Even though it was a basement, there was hardly any dampness.
Kangseol entered a separate room.
A man with both arms and feet shackled to the wall was looking forward, drooling.
“brother! “Are you my brother?”
The man was Gyeongtaek Gyeong-taek.
The equipment was neatly removed, and there was nothing on the body other than a pair of underwear.
“Brother… run… I have to run away… from here…”
“It’s okay, I’m okay now.”
Jo Kyung-taek lowered his head.
Snowfall worked hard to loosen the shackles.
Fortunately, Kyung-taek Kyung-taek did not appear to be injured.
It’s just that he’s been tied up for a long time, so he seems a little uncomfortable to move.
“are you okay?”
“It’s okay, but… where am I?”
“…You don’t remember?”
Gyeongtaek seemed to be out of his mind.
I rolled my eyes and looked up at the sky as if trying to remember something.
“What happened to me?”
“I was guided by an employee of the Gatif family because of my colleagues’ work, and I sat quietly and waited… I don’t remember anything after that. “I woke up and found myself here.”
“… can you move your body?”
“Yes, fortunately my body is normal. Rather, what happened to my brother….”
Kang Seol calmly explained to Gyeong-taek the story of how he came here. After listening to the whole story, Gyeong-taek expressed his gratitude to Kang-seol.
“It was because of me that they came all the way here….”
“It was simpler than I thought.”
“And bro… this is marked as a dangerous adventure… this is my first time on such a dangerous adventure…” A
dangerous adventure sign that sometimes appears as a message.
But there was no need to worry too much.
‘Alkatron was a special case.’
Even though it is a dangerous adventure, it does not mean that it is difficult to overcome. That sign seemed to be attached to adventures that were more dangerous than the average for that level.
‘It doesn’t matter as long as the level is similar.’
Because the current snowfall wasn’t at a level that would warrant much attention to such things. Didn’t he come back alive in Alkatron?
This was the basement of a noble estate in the middle of the Timbrian. There was no way an Alkatron-level adventure would appear out of nowhere.
“You don’t have to worry.”
“So… are my colleagues here too?”
“There’s still time, so let’s look for it.”
They moved forward, kicking the rat that was wandering under their feet.
Kang Seol had Gyeong Taek use the extra equipment he carried in his belongings just in case. It was better than walking around n.a.k.e.d.
“… Are these all rare or higher?”
“Even if it’s uncomfortable, I’ll wear it until I get out of here.”
Ur spoke to me from the shadow space.
– It smells like blood.
‘I felt it too.’
Snowfall stiffened at the smell of blood coming from nearby.
He was already used to corpses and blood, but Kyung-taek Kyung-taek would be different.
“It smells like blood.”
“There may be colleagues.”
“… are you okay. “I’ll calm down now.”
They reached a secret space.
A leather sack was piled in the corner, and the rotten me vibrated there.
Additionally, blood stains were clearly visible on the apparatus, which could not be determined whether it was a test bench or a torture rack.
Gyeongtaek opened the bag and turned his head.
“Woo -wook … Woo Woo -e -e ….
“It’s a corpse…”
“… Let’s take a closer look.”
The blood had all drained from Jo Kyung-taek’s face.
Perhaps it was because I witnessed a series of shocking scenes as soon as I woke up.
I found another room.
“excuse me! “There’s my equipment!”
“yes! “I’m going to change.”
Kang Seol nodded.
This place looked like a treasure trove.
‘No, it won’t be a treasure trove.’
Perhaps it is a keepsake.
These are the items that the corpses we saw in the previous room had.
Unlike the less-maintained room before, this one was quite well-maintained. Because the items were sorted by item, Kyung-taek Cho was able to find his items in an instant.
After Kang Seol confirmed that the quality of the goods here was not that good, he became interested in other things.
There was a bundle of paper lying in the corner, so Kang Seol touched it.
Land title deeds and various other property-related documents.
‘This is just property.’
They were probably extorted after murder.
Kang Seol was looking through the documents, trembling at the meanness of the beast.
Kang Seol paused, holding a certificate in his hand.
Soon, a stinging memory came to him.
– No more… I can’t do it anymore… I want to go back. If you’ve done this much, that’s enough, right?
– So, stop being an adventurer. I’m going back to my hometown and start farming! Because my family is waiting! I have no intention of dying in a place like this!
Adeline’s land… I mean here…’
Snowfall hurriedly checked the location on the map recorded in the land title certificate.
Kyeong-taek Kyung-taek approached Kang-seol.
“brother? What’s wrong?”
“… Let’s go and check something.”
After Kang Seol put the land title certificate that made him anxious, he left with Gyeongtaek Cho.
Before coming here, Gyeong-taek Kyung-taek was alone and anxious, but things have changed.
* * *
They began searching the basement at a faster pace than before. Fortunately, Gyeong-taek’s colleagues were soon discovered.
“I have one too!”
“Hyung Kang Oh!”
A total of 2 colleagues.
No other personnel were seen.
“…what about the others?”
“He’s dead! “I clearly saw those damn masked b*stards killing him!”
“Damn you b*stards…”
A woman named Hyomin and a man named Kang Oh were released from custody.
They were able to avoid the humiliating situation because they brought some equipment to cover their bodies.
Hyomin spoke as soon as she understood the situation.
“You have to run away too. Gyeongtaek! “We have to run away…”
“Why? All those b*stards…”
“No, we heard what they said. “This…isn’t something we should get involved in.”
“Then the dead people!”
However, they did not have a choice.
“I can’t go back yet.”
“Who are you… um? no way!”
“It’s my brother! Seol hyung came!”
“okay! So, believe it!”
When the group realized the existence of Kang Seol, they smiled brightly as if they had won a million horses.
However, after hearing Kang Seol’s continued story, his expression crumpled again.
“We need to see what happens here.”
“Let’s do what our brother says, sister. “It’s dangerous to go out on our own.”
After a short period of persuasion, Hyomin and Kangoh accepted the idea. The search begins again.
But the search ended quickly.
– It’s in front of me.
Kang Seol nodded at Ur’s words and walked forward. There were iron cages everywhere, trapping people.
“Oh my god… they’re all shadows, right?”
“Hyung, is this… okay?”
Snowfall pressed its face towards the caged shadow.
The shadow couldn’t speak properly. The name was written on the iron cage where the shadow was confined.
Perhaps it is the name of someone who was forced into a shadow. The arrangement of the iron cages seemed to be in the order of the names.
Kangseol quickly started looking for someone’s name.
‘…there won’t be any.’
But soon the snowfall came to a halt in front of an iron cage.
The middle-aged man caught in the iron cage looked at the snowfall and tried to say something.
Several daggers flew out and stuck in the spot where Snowfall was originally located.
A sound came from the darkness.
“Uhuhu… You avoided that? After all, it’s a good move for a transfer student, isn’t it?”
Kang Seol responded to the sight of the cat Suin appearing in the hall.
“… That fishy-smelling cat from earlier?”
“As for the fuss… what if it comes all the way here? You’ve all been caught. “What should I do? You seem to be quite strong…”
Hyomin said to Kang Seol from behind.
“It’s too dangerous…”
The cat woman responded to Hyomin’s reaction.
“You…you know something?”
“I don’t know…”
“Who am I?”
“You don’t know…”
“Then who will I work for?”
Kang Seol asked calmly.
“Is this the Eternal Life Church again?”
“like! that’s right! Yeongsaenggyo will look after me. “Now what should we do?”
Gyeongtaek said in surprise.
“Hehehe… Does that kid know us?”
Kyeong-taek Cho’s face hardened, as if the name Youngsaengyo had now secretly spread to the transferees as well.
On the other hand, Kang Seol spoke to the woman with an expressionless face.
“The Yeongsaeng Church does not do this. I’m not interested in things like this. “Because they are friends whose minds are filled with thoughts of the religious leader.”
“How do you know that?”
“This kind of thing… was probably done by some random guy who wanted to get involved with the Eternal Life Church. “Maybe like you.”
“Hehe… In the past, you would have been right… but the Eternal Life Church of today is probably a little different, right?”
Kang Seol’s eyes were still on the cage, not the cat woman.
The cat woman growled and asked as she felt ignored.
“Focus on me! ah! “Do you think the shadow there is someone you know?”
The name written on the iron bars.
The one who was once the horse of snowfall.
Why is the person who was sent back to his family here?
There are lines that are non-negotiable for everyone.
If you cross that line, you become angry.
For Kang Seol, such lines are his life.
Those were his words.
“You will die here.”
“Puh… really? “What… will the Church of Eternal Life remain silent if I die?”
If a line is crossed, Kang Seol gets angry.
“If it offends you, I will kill the Eternal Life believer.”
a dark energy flowed from both of Kangseol’s hands.