Kang Seol was dumbfounded when he saw the message that came to his mind for a moment.
The message that my abilities had been strengthened felt like someone had recognized the achievements I had been working on for several months. Moreover, it is not a normal ability, but a season.
‘… I created a new season?’
A night raven that I obtained quite early with Mirei’s help.
However, what we have had since then has been the season of summoned beasts.
Quite a long time has passed.
After a long wait, Kangseol finally got a new weapon that he could use as his main weapon.
“It’s the Dark Life…”
Kang Seol smiled happily as he looked at the Dark Life that had defended its entire body with the original skin.
It’s your own.
It is not something I borrowed from somewhere, but something I learned firsthand by spending all day for the last few months.
The person in the world who knew the most about this being was Kang Seol.
Snowfall confirmed the details of this new ability. Although the basic statement is that it can summon the Dark Life, there will be other characteristics of this ability.
[Season: Dark Life]
– You can summon Dark Life by consuming darkness. Shadowlife has a very fast learning speed and exerts power proportional to the summoner’s abilities.
Kang Seol was lost in thought when he saw that word that particularly caught his eye.
‘Definitely… I did.’
The darkness evolves.
Although it showed a performance proportional to the abilities of its summoner, Snowfall, it grew faster than expected.
When he was first summoned, he just randomly waved his fists like a child fighting, but now he has grown to the point where he can even use joints.
‘The blood, bones, and even leather of the beginning were applied.’
Even though he had created the necessary organs for his body, if he could use them all skillfully with just a few adjustments, the learning speed would be extraordinary.
‘I need to remember this.’
[The person who inherits the lineage has the Foreknowledge Eye.]
[The Dark Living can use the Foreknowledge Eye.]
This is an additional effect that comes with the bloodline of Snowfall.
Kang Seol was able to make the target who inherited his lineage use the Seonjian Eye and was also able to check the target’s vision directly.
‘Now… it’s time to try again.’
Snowfall took a long rest and waited for night to fall.
The cry of a night animal echoing through the forest.
Kang Seol, who had summoned the Dark Man on standby in advance, took a deep breath and pounded the Dark Man’s body.
“You can do well, right?”
– When you go to school, just study and don’t fight with the kids, okay? Understand?
– I’m going to fight…
– Then make sure you become the best!
As the snowfall clapped, the darkness leaped forward.
Kang Seol used Seon Ji-an to observe the actions of the darkness.
Since we will only be active in this area today, we sent out a signal not to go far.
A rabbit is soon encountered.
As soon as I kicked the guy, the figure exploded and disappeared. The darkness returns to part of the labyrinth without having time to absorb it.
‘I need to control my strength a bit…’
The fact that Snowfall was able to advance this far ultimately depended on the darkness. If it had not been possible to absorb the darkness, it would have moved sideways without any clear progress.
Therefore, darkness had to be given top priority no matter what and must be steadily accumulated.
‘Reduce your strength.’
As soon as Snowfall gave that signal, a night beast of similar size suddenly jumped out in front of the darkness.
It was like this.
‘Ugh… of course…’
I don’t know how sensitive the darkness’s senses are, but it was a bit slow to respond to this surprise attack.
Iri’s fist and the Shadowlife’s fist crossed, but Iri’s fist touched the Shadowlife’s body first.
The wolf’s fist crushed the shadow’s chest, but did little more than that.
As a result, the darkness’s fist pierced the wolf’s chest.
‘… it’s okay.’
A shadow that defeats the wolf that succeeded in its surprise attack at once.
Kang Seol smiled happily.
‘I’ll keep trying like this today.’
The Shadows were allowed to continue patrolling a certain area until they encountered a strong opponent and made further improvements.
So 3 hours later.
Surprisingly, the darkness survived.
In the process, there were as many as 3 wolves and over 10 rabbits that were encountered and defeated.
Snowfall deliberately disconnected her vision a long time ago.
Looking at the world through someone else’s eyes was very tiring, and if I stayed in that state for more than 10 minutes, it put extreme strain on my eyes.
This was a problem in the case of a continuous view, but since it was only necessary to check in short bursts, it did not interfere much.
Finally, after 6 hours.
‘… It’s already more than half way through.’
The night beasts appear for 11 to 12 hours.
It lasted for half the time.
‘Isn’t it possible to spend the night like this?’
Kang Seol swallowed his saliva at the thought that perhaps what he had hoped for might succeed.
But… his wish was met with an unexpected backlash. Something went wrong with the Dark One’s life.
Kang Seol quickly uses Seon Ji-an to check the situation in the shadows.
‘… What is that?’
The Dark One was looking at the crypt leading underground. As an unknown place was discovered, a stimulus was applied and a signal was sent to Kangseol.
Kang Seol thought for a while and made a decision.
The night walk ends here.
There was no need to overdo it as a certain area had already been devastated.
This is the first time I have seen a cave of that size while hunting at night.
Of course, it was because only the area around the temporary shelter was cleaned up during the stay, but the crypt was there as if it were only natural.
Kang Seol traced the memories of a total of three people.
Shinrip, Shinhyeon, and even Shingang.
‘… There was no crypt like that.’
I wasn’t sure if my memory was accurate, but at least the only unusual ones were the large ones that Kang Seol described as tigers. They would not have been much different from other individuals except that their strength and tenacity were incredibly strong.
‘I need to find out.’
Maybe there was something I hadn’t heard from Shin Rip and Shin Hyeon yet.
* * *
“… a crypt?”
“Yes, while hunting, we discovered a huge crypt. “Why is something like that…”
Could it be that something like that remained in the forest and we didn’t know about it until now?
“What else can I say… hehe… it was his doing.”
“guy? “Are you talking about divine healing?”
“No matter how much of a monster Xin Yu is, he is not a real monster. “There are separate monsters.”
Shinhyeon spoke to Shinrip.
“It looks like my brother Kang Seol saw that…”
“Hmm… I guess I should tell you soon. “It looks like he’s woken up too.”
Shin Lip looked back at Kang Seol and said this.
“Over the years, a big problem has occurred in the labyrinth.”
“… Is this what you mean?”
“okay. Do you remember the door you saw when you came in here?”
“Door… Ah, door!”
Each door symbolizes blood, light, darkness, storm, and dreams.
“The labyrinth is divided into paths according to its doors. It would be normal for those who went the other way not to encounter anything until they exit the labyrinth. We can’t say this accurately because we have never reached the end of the labyrinth. Anyway…”
‘The final gate of the labyrinth is connected. Like a labyrinth of asceticism.’
In the Labyrinth of Asceticism, one could reach the final gate through several doors. The same was true for the Jet Black Labyrinth.
‘Wait a minute… Now that I think about it, that was strange too.’
Clearly, the eldest brother, Shin Rip, went to the Gate of Blood, the second child, Shin Hyeon, went to the Gate of Light, and the third child, Shin Kang, went to the Gate of Darkness.
Because of this, Shin Kang was unable to check on the brothers’ safety while staying in the jet-black labyrinth.
Because those two failed to reach the final gate.
‘But it doesn’t make sense, does it? Shin Rip and Shin Hyeon are together now?’
There was another strange thing.
Shin Rip and Shin Hyeon are now extremely strong. It didn’t make sense that they hadn’t been to the end of the labyrinth.
“You didn’t go to the end of the labyrinth? “Why…”
Shin Rip shakes his head.
“I tried to cover it. “To leave the labyrinth.”
Kang Seol felt a strange feeling from Shin Rip, who spoke calmly.
Shinhyeon smiled and answered instead.
“Hehehe… The final gate does not allow the dead. We are already part of the labyrinth. “Even though I’ve become this strong.”
In other words, they cannot escape the labyrinth for the rest of their lives and must live here forever.
‘Choose your own death.’
Anything will have a painful ending.
I also thought I knew why Shinyu was wandering. Why did they decide to remain in the labyrinth forever?
“More than that, I want to talk about the labyrinth. “The balance of the labyrinth has collapsed.”
“You mean the balance is lost?”
“I do not know. However, it continues to change from the labyrinth that Hyeon and I know. “The crypt you saw is also a result of that.”
“… Please keep talking.”
“The border of the road has collapsed, making encroachment possible. Darkness flows everywhere, light blinds the eyes, blood soaks, storms rage, and nightmares groan.”
Shocked, Kang Seol opened his mouth and couldn’t say anything.
– Does this sound like a second year of middle school?
– Tsk tsk… I am Shin Lip, the strongest prosecutor. Push push!
– quiet! quiet! Please listen until the end! Please think about how difficult it must have been for you to say those words!
Kang Seol quietly asked a question.
“So… this path I’m walking on is not a path of darkness?”
“Yes. If I had to give it meaning…”
Shinhyeon said, smiling at Shin Rip’s gaze.
“It is the way of everything.”
“…the way of everything.”
“Don’t you know? “The five paths have already become one.”
Big shocks followed one after another.
“That’s right… that’s not possible…”
“It’s better now, but there were serious problems in the beginning. Especially the fight that took place here…”
Kang Seol asked a question, but there was something that came to mind at first glance.
Shinhyeon said casually.
“I don’t know about you, but there were terrible demonic beasts nesting at each door. They are monsters who get irritated and say their territory is narrow. “What will happen when as many as five of them gather in one place?”
Each door had an Easter egg or something like a gatekeeper.
Shin Kang did not touch those entities that had nothing to do with breaking through the labyrinth, but they were definitely dangerous.
“They kept fighting. “So the dark devil took over this place and the dream escaped.”
“Then the rest…”
“They are all dead. No, there was a guy who died in the fight, and there was a time when my brother took his life after chasing after a guy who retreated with only injuries.”
Shin Rip and Shin Hyeon’s military power has suddenly become strong enough to overcome them.
‘Ah, then the crypt is….’
Shin Rip shook his head.
“The wounded shadow demon eventually died.”
“yes? “Then whose work was that crypt?”
“The demon beast died, but it left its traces. That is also why the number of night beasts increases day by day. The conditions are unknown, but they have a tendency to return to their original form. The bigger ones eat the smaller ones and become as big as before. “The biggest one is nesting underground.”
In other words, if left alone, another dark demon may be born, and the closest thing to it, a huge night beast, is located underground.
Now I understand why the Shin brothers diligently hunted night beasts every night.
It was not because of the inconvenience of living, but for survival.
The path of all things created by combining five paths. Those who stepped into the labyrinth were sharing warmth in one place.
Except for the masked Sisters of the Holy Relics, I have never encountered them.
‘Well, it has nothing to do with me… and the demon beast…’
It was a cold remark, but it had little to do with how the labyrinth was changing or what situation it was in.
Snowfall came to break through the labyrinth, not to live in it.
So it was someone else’s business.
“Hehe… Should I bring it up by now?”
“I’ve already heard enough, so is there any need to hold back any further?”
“good. “I’ll tell you everything.”
When Kang Seol was puzzled by Shin Hyeon’s hesitation, words poured out of his mouth without stopping.
“Well… in order for you to leave the labyrinth, you must go through the door to the next gateway. “It’s a very eerie place where the devil of dreams lurks.”
The dream beast.
I didn’t know much about it, but monsters with unique attributes were generally difficult to deal with.
“The dream beast is still not vicious and is not dangerous… but the problem is the night beast in the basement of the forest.”
“… yes? “If he’s hiding underground, there won’t be any problem as long as we don’t encounter him, right?”
“Hehehe… That’s… Because it’s hard not to encounter it. No, we run into each other.”
What he said threw Kang Seol into confusion.
“Where do you think the gate is?”
If you try to break through the labyrinth, you have no choice but to encounter that dangerous guy.
“He’s blocking the door.”
It was no one else’s business.
Now it’s my job.