Closed Beta That Only I Played - Chapter 205
Chapter 205: New Hunting Ground Bonanza (1)
Obviously, even if I deny that I’m Asirante, I’m going to move along with Myongjin someday and reveal my identity to everybody.
And when that happens, my vehement denial will make me look very shallow.
Therefore, we discussed the issue of whether to join hands with the Mirae Guild, taking into account Chairman Yon’s request that Director Yu conveyed to me.
“For now, it is just Mongolia and Japan, but someday all the walls will be lifted and all the regions will be connected. If that happens, we will face fierce competition with numerous strong players, not to mention direct confrontations between countries. Given that, I don’t think it’s bad to join hands with the Mirae.”
My brother has been neutral on this issue until now. This time, however, he suggested allying with Mirae.
As if he had more to say, he moistened his throat once, then continued.
“The reason I hesitated about allying with Mirae previously was because we might end up being controlled by them. But now I am confident that Myongjin can take the lead in this alliance because of my younger brother Juyong. So I think it is not necessary for us to reject Mirae’s alliance offer.”
“I feel the same way,” said Director Sok, nodding, as soon as my brother finished talking.
My sister also agreed.
“Me too! And I think Mirae is the only choice for us because Japan is controlled by the Mitsuya Guild, so we can’t find any partner there. And the strongest guild in Mongolia is even worse than the Daeyu Guild. So, if we don’t join hands with Mirae now, we might end up being the odd man out when all the walls blocking the countries around the world are eventually lifted. Of course, I feel confident because of Juyoung, but I don’t think it is bad for Myongjin to grow stronger by joining hands with Mirae.”
Since my brother, Director Sok and even my sister wanted to ally with Mirae, everybody including my father turned their eyes to me because I was the one who received the offer from Chairman Yon.
“Well, I think… ”
Of course, I thought a lot about his offer, too.
And I concluded that we would not lose by joining hands with Mirae.
Moreover, joining hands with Mirae right now didn’t mean that we would be united as one group, or help each other fully from the beginning.
Actually, it would be impossible for both business groups to establish such a relationship because their ultimate interests were different.
But everyone here agreed that it’s more beneficial to align with Mirae instead of standing alone.
Anyway, we made the decision to join hands with Mirae, and my father said he would move forward under the name of Myongjin to cement the alliance, for even if Mirae suspected my identity, I had no reason to confirm it.
Of course, our meeting didn’t end after that because we had not yet discussed what we would do next since the walls blocking Korea, Japan, and Mongolia from each other disappeared.
So, we discussed further for some time
At the Sabre Steel Tooth Tiger Habitat the next day.
Puck! Puck! Puck!
Normally, a one level enhancement might not really drastically improve the strength of the weapon, but my +5 enhancement Ice Emperor’s guardian sword certainly got stronger because it was a whopping myth grade, not a general, rare, precious, or legendary grade.
Besides, it was a whopping +5 enhancement weapon.
Let alone weapons, no one probably had a myth-grade item with +5 enhancement.
Unless one was crazy, there would be none who would not try enhancing a legendary grade to a myth grade item whose safety enhancement was 0 compared to the normal +3 safety enhancement.
Besides, there are not many myth grade items.
Anyway, after equipping the +5 enhancement Ice Emperor’s guardian sword, I finally returned to the Sabre Steel Tooth Tiger Habitat.
Of course, Director Yu and even Chairman Yon told me that I could hunt at the Giant’s Grave freely. But they already knew I was affiliated with Myongjin Guild, so could I hunt as usual as if I didn’t know anything about it?
If I did, I would give them an excuse to make light of Myongin.
Of course, it would make no sense if I took Myongjin’s teams to the Giant’s Grave and had them herd for me.
Myongjin Guild had a hunting ground reserved for level 1200 players. But unfortunately, unlike the giant monsters in the Giant’s Grave, only ranged monsters spawned there. So, herding monsters would be pretty dangerous because it was almost impossible to aggro them from a distance and group them together.
Instead, it was the best hunting ground for the other users of Myongjin aside from because it was possible for them to hunt safely by moving slowly and dealing with small numbers of monsters at once.
Anyway, after reviewing a few hunting grounds, I finally returned to the Sabre Steel Tooth Tiger Habitat because this was a hunting ground owned by Myongjin so I could use Blink with zero cooldown without any hesitation, and I didn’t need herding teams because the monsters here were very fast.
Although there were many hunting grounds, this was the best one in terms of how much EXP I could gain per hour. Besides, it was perfect for my level, too.
So, I devoted myself to hunting in this hunting ground.
A few days later I received a message from Director Sok.
[Insu Sok: Are you there, Juyoung?]
[Lumen: Yes, I’m here. ]
I immediately responded to his message that rang while I was busy hunting because I could comfortably hunt without feeling threatened at all.
[Sok: Can I chat with you off the record for a moment?]
[Lumen: Sure. No problem.]
[Sok: As you know, we mobilized our intelligence team to fully investigate Mongolia’s ‘Revival Legend’ since we have free access to their server now.]
Myongjin had been conducting research on the “Revival Legend” in Japan or China even before their walls collapsed for it was inevitable that the walls would collapse some day and these were the most dangerous countries surrounding Korea.
Back then, Mongolia wasn’t on the list of the countries under Myongjin’s investigation.
During our meeting at our safe house in Rodon Castle, my family members informed me that Myongjin planned to conduct a thorough investigation into Mongolia to secure a good hunting ground with lots of EXP, golden rings, or essential miscellaneous items. Besides, there might be some important cities that they needed to occupy first. That’s why Myongjin has been very busy these days.
So Director Sok’s reason for contacting me even though I was in the middle of hunting meant that they had discovered something meaningful, so I was slightly thrilled to receive his message. And I was really excited by what he said.
[Sok: We have found a hunting ground that you would really love.]
[lumen: Really? More attractive than the Giant’s Grave?]
[Sok: Hahaha! Of course! ]
Sok answered very confidently, so I wanted to urge him to tell me where it was, but I didn’t because he would tell me anyway.
As if he read my mind, he opened his mouth quickly.
[Sok: We located a level 1200 hunting ground that has been completely abandoned by Mongolian users. Of course, part of the reason for such abandonment is because there were no Mongolian users with such a high level.]
[Lumen: What kind of monsters appear there?]
Perhaps this was the most important thing to me because if I could not herd the monsters, such a hunting ground would be meaningless to me.
[Sok: Cunning Vampires.]
They were ranged type monsters that used magic.
So I could not help but be puzzled because such monsters were not good for herding.
However, I had no choice but to nod at his additional explanation.
[Sok: These monsters are generally one level higher than typical vampires as the title ‘cunning’ suggests. They have the ability to instantly teleport I mean, teleporting to the enemy’s side. That’s why nobody wanted to use this hunting ground because if they moved even a bit, they would be surrounded by countless vampires. But if you can hunt there…]
Director Sok didn’t finish his words, but I knew why because I was thrilled at that moment.
As a matter of fact, I have been looking forward to such a situation where I was surrounded by monsters since I learned level 9 Blizzard some time ago.Read latest Chapters at wuxiamobile.com Only
So, I messaged Director Sok with a broad smile.
[Lumen: That sounds good!]
After that, I changed my hunting ground immediately because I didn’t need to hunt anymore in the Sabre Steel Tooth Tiger Habitat when I could use such a great hunting ground in Mongolia.
So, I immediately moved through Kars Castle and Samora Castle to the place that Director Sok mentioned.