: A terrible thing that happened in the dusk village.
The villagers there fell into false beliefs and captured foreigners and offered them as sacrifices to their gods.
Snowfall’s group wiped out the village in the process, and Karen was temporarily unable to respond to the external attack due to psychological shock.
Afterwards, a man who was a shadowy figure in the dusk village appeared and chased after Kang Seol. In the process, Kang Seol, who had to deal with the man with only Jammad, chose to run away. It floated all the way to the Fog Village.
‘The guy came.’
A demon-like person who embodies hell.
That power was not that great compared to the enemies that Snowfall had encountered so far, but the fact that one person’s negative influence had stained the entire village was enough to warrant caution.
Because that malice was the most terrible.
‘How did they chase me? There wouldn’t have been any traces left.’
It made no sense to pursue it along the waterway. If there was an evil tracking technique attached, they would have noticed it right away.
The severed head of the monster at Snowfall’s feet continued to say something.
The monster’s body was slippery, as if it were rags covered in slime, but its head had a human face, making it even more repulsive.
Snowfall, looking at this, paused for a moment.
“… for a moment.”
Snowfall opened Chao’s scroll.
The face of the man painted there.
And now the face of the monster at Snowfall’s feet.
“… they look alike.”
Karen approached Kangseol and looked at the scroll together. And she also nodded at his words.
“Really? “They really look alike!”
“Was this monster your target?”
– omg; My entire body has been burned, so what should I do with the medicine?
– I even burned all the medicine.
– But where did you hide the medicine?
– There are no pockets?
‘No, something is strange.’
The more I looked at the face, the more it resembled the picture on the scroll.
However, the probability that this ghost of the fog had a sleeping pill seemed infinitely low.
“What does this head keep saying?”
“Shh, be quiet.”
Snowfall bent her knees and approached the severed head. Then I could hear the head’s words quite clearly.
“Give it back…”
Kang Seol’s expression hardened after hearing those words.
“Why are you saying this?”
“I want it back.”
The severed head suddenly became rigid and did not move.
Kang Seol told Karen exactly what he had just heard.
“Please return my face…”
[The main content of ‘Sleeping Medicine’ is changed.]
[‘Sleeping Medicine’ is changed to ‘Face Collector’.]
Adventure 12-1. ‘Face Collector’
You have arrived in the Water Mist Village to fulfill the task Chao asked you to do. It seemed like all I had to do was find someone and retrieve the medicine, but what seemed like it would proceed smoothly continued to go wrong.
The fog disease that has spread to the nearby village has created another infected person in Water Mist Village, and the monster you faced in Dusk Village before coming to Water Mist Village has appeared near the village.
This monster’s face looked exactly like the one depicted on the scroll, and it spoke like a human. Even as the monster was dying, he completed one sentence.
‘Give me back my face.’
You must find the one who took this monster’s face to get to the truth.
Goal: Achieve the goal written on the scroll.
If you fail to achieve your goal, Chao’s favorability decreases.
Current remaining time: “Approximately 10 days”
The adventure goal of retrieving the sleeping medicine written on Chao’s scroll has not changed, but most of the content has changed.
A day after encountering the monster, Snowfall’s worries continued until nightfall.
“Is it true that your face is being taken away?”
“Maybe it’s true. “Seeing as we haven’t been able to find the person written on the scroll until now.”
“Damn it… how are we supposed to find it like this?”
Karen complained, pushing the chair with her foot.
“No, on the contrary, I learned something.”
Kang Seol crossed his arms and said what he was thinking.
“Do you remember the assumption we made at the beginning?”
“A person with medicine could have spread the disease? The medicine itself may be the cause of the disease….” “
And if it created the disease, of course it would have the antidote as well.”
“surely. People who value other people’s lives always value their own lives.”
“That’s right. Then, if we find him, there is a hope that this situation will calm down to some extent.”
Karen listened to Kang Seol’s reasoning and expressed her agreement.
Kang Seol continued speaking.
“The question is, how do we find this b*stard? But fortunately, I have the guy’s face that Chao drew.”
“That’s the monster’s face earlier…”
“You asked for my face back, right? Even though it has a face?”
“Why did he say that? “I already have a face, but asking for it back….”
“You changed it!”
“They were forced to exchange it. “I guess that means something.”
Karen, who was listening to Kang Seol’s story, was excited and nodded her head furiously.
“If we look back at Chao’s words left in the scroll, she told us to go to the Water Mist Village and even told us that this face was the goal.”
“It is certain that he was in Water Mist Village.”
“Yes, and we received the scroll from her a month or two ago, and she saw the target long before she handed us the scroll.”
“That’s what Chao had on his face when he saw him!”
Karen slams the table! and pounded.
Then he got up and looked at the snowfall and said.
“In the end, my first thought was right! He might still be here. “With his face changed.”
“But isn’t it normal for the villagers to notice when he changes his face?”
“I don’t know if I learned illusionism or necromancy… or maybe I have other knowledge. Even in simple mental magic, there are a lot of things that can easily cause cognitive impairment.”
During all the time he stayed in the village, Kang Seol’s insight was never activated.
‘Because insight is not yet omnipotent.’
Because the flowering of insight had not yet progressed, it was not possible to catch all the problems.
Currently, very simple magic can be easily seen through, but there was a possibility that higher level magic, especially camouflage magic, could not be recognized.
‘How do I find him? ‘I’m running out of time now.’
I was not in a very leisurely situation as I had already wasted about 15 days. Still, the only positive thing was that since we had gotten to the core of the problem, all we had to do was come up with an answer.
‘I wonder if we should gather all the villagers and cross-examine them…’
Boom boom boom!
Kang Seol, who was worried, turned his attention to the sound he heard outside the door.
A voice came from outside the door.
“… This is Gunt. “Are you in your seat?”
“You are Professor Gunt. “What happened…”
When Kang Seol opened the door, Gunt was standing there with a miserable expression. The feeling of desperate sadness on that face made Karen and Kang Seol uneasy.
“Miss Sarah… fell asleep.”
“Sleep… what if it’s sleep?”
“The condition has worsened.”
“Now there is no obvious way. Miss Sarah will probably spend the rest of her life sleeping. Even that… it’s a short life. Now, follow me.”
Kangseol went with Karen to where Sarah was.
She was sleeping like the dead in her bed.
All the villagers who were not sick came out and saw her last time.
“Sera, how could this bright child….”
“God is so indifferent that he took this poor child away.”
“I don’t have any family to take care of me, so what should I do out of pity…”
Gunt sat next to Sarah, who was sleeping peacefully.
And then he started talking.
“Miss Sarah, I must confess to being a coward now, but I gained a lot of strength from looking at you.”
People listened to Gunt’s confession from a distance away.
“I, too, was an orphan like Miss Sarah. I hated the world and blamed my fate. I thought that was natural. “I thought that since I was born with an unfortunate fate, I had the right to complain.”
Gunt shook his head.
“But Miss Sarah was different. Miss Sarah made many people happy just by her presence and overcame misfortune with great strength. “You made me realize so many things just through your actions.”
Snowfall and Karen felt Gunt’s sincerity every time he sobbed. A feeling of fondness for someone that goes beyond the doctor’s care for the patient.
Beside him, the youngest girl in Water Mist Village was drawing a picture.
It was Gunt and Sarah.
“Are you drawing?”
“why? “Why are you drawing?”
“Because I wanted to leave it behind. “When sick people fall asleep, I draw pictures.”
“You have good intentions.”
“huh. This way, even if you never see it, you can remember it. I already have a lot of pictures like this piled up at home. “I’ll show you when you come to my house.”
The more pictures there are, the more sick people are falling asleep. Snowfall became confused as she saw the village child talking about it so casually.
“what’s the matter?”
“No… this is… um… not drawn well.”
The child tilted his head, pondered with the art object in his mouth, and then began drawing again.
That image caught Kang Seol’s attention, and he too saw the picture the child was completing.
“Are you good at drawing?”
“huh! So my mom saved up a lot of money and sent it to Audenin. “If you go there, you can learn properly.”
“You are a good mother.”
“Yes, come on! Done! “Do you want to see it?”
Kang Seol accepted the child’s drawing.
A gravely drawn picture of Sarah sleeping soundly and Gunt weeping.
Snowfall felt many emotions in the uncolored picture.
Pure admiration for such excellent skills that one wonders if this is a child’s drawing.
In the picture, Sarah seems to be just sleeping, but in reality, she is heading towards the process of death, which creates a sense of discrepancy.
“why? “Let me see too.”
Karen didn’t want to be depressed anymore, so Kang Seol took over the picture she was holding.
And he had the same reaction as Kang Seol.
[The perception is activated.]
[It is a disparate picture.]
The detection was activated at the right time, and Kang Seol was confident that this feeling was not due to an illusion.
The face was different.
Gunt’s face, not Sarah’s.
Gunt’s face depicted in the picture was the same face that appeared in Chao’s scroll.
Kang Seol calmly put down the picture and asked the child.
“Is this Mr. Gunt?”
“Why did you draw Mr. Gunt like this?”
The child pointed at Gunt, who was still sobbing.
“It looks like this, right?”
With a stern expression, Kang Seol stroked the child’s head once and then handed him the picture.
And I hinted to Karen.
“Sometimes you get lucky like this.”
“I know? “I just thought I had bad luck.”
Then, Karen and I approached Sarah’s bed where Gunt was.
Gunt was still sobbing, tears streaming down his face.
“Miss Sarah, please next time… Black…”
“… Teacher Gunt.”
“Sending Miss Sarah away… isn’t easy. sorry. Just a little more…”
“Mr. Gunt. “I want to ask you something.”
“Ugh… uhm… I’m in trouble now. Why on earth are you being so rude?”
Gunt raised his head in anger at the rude snowfall. And I saw his cold expression.
“Why did you do that?”
Karen wrapped Sarah’s cloth around her and held her in her arms. And then I put it down lightly in the back.
The villagers were frightened by their incomprehensible and radical actions.
“Aaaah! “Why are you doing this to Se Ra!”
“You-all! “Why is this happening all of a sudden?”
Gunt asked Kang Seol with a dumbfounded look on his face.
“… What are you doing?”
“Why did you do such a thing to Miss Sarah and the village people?”
“Hmm… are you doubting me now?”
Gunt lowered his head and cried.
“Black… Black… Black… Why… Black….”
And the crying gradually became more bizarre.
“Huh… Hah… Hee hee hee hee hee hee hee! why!”
He got up and looked at the snowfall.
Gunt’s eyes turned red.
“Why were you caught?”