Chapter 25: Entering the Dungeon
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The Secret Dungeon in Eastcloud Valley only opened twice every month, and none of the monsters inside, including the Black Wolf King, dropped any items. Upon completion of the dungeon, aside from the first kill achievement, the dungeon only awarded vast amounts of EXP.
Li Yi passed the 300 Wolf Soul Crystals to I Love Beast Beast and asked him to go talk to the Werewolf NPC.
In order to enter the dungeon, only the party leader’s level needed to meet the requirements. As long as the difference in levels between the leader and the party members was not more than fifteen levels, anyone could follow the party leader into the dungeon.
Li Yi guessed right, I Love Beast Beast had indeed reached Level 15.
“Praise the Moon Goddess, you actually collected 300 Wolf Soul Crystals. Well, since you’re so sincere, how about I send you to the Black Wolves’ Den? That bastard, the Black Wolf King, is extremely crafty, so you’d best bring some other people with you.”
The 300 Wolf Soul Crystals vanished from the Werewolf NPC’s hands, and the five of them were instantly teleported into the dungeon.
System Notification: [You have entered the Black Wolves’ Den. Dungeon time limit: Six hours. Clear condition: Defeat the Black Wolf King.]
“What dungeon is this?” I Love Beast Beast was shaken.
“Sorry, I don’t really know either, this is my first time coming here.” Li Yi shook his head.
This time, he was telling the truth. He had truly never come to this dungeon before.
“The strategy guide by that closed beta player never mentioned it either?” asked I Love Beast Beast tentatively.
Li Yi shook his head.
“We don’t have much time left, it looks to be late already. I think we’d better think of a way to defeat the Black Wolf King within six hours.”
Old Li Flying Dagger frowned deeply. The quest notification stated very clearly that failure to defeat the Black Wolf King would result in a punishment.
The dungeon scenery was that of a cave, and there was only one path before them. There was a terrifying number of Black Wolves, forming a cloud of pitch-black darkness that made one’s scalp tingle.
Old Li Flying Dagger was the first one to rush in.
Li Yi had no other method either. There were no bugs at all in this dungeon, so other than killing all the Black Wolves and slowly making their way inside, there truly was no other way to approach the Black Wolf King.
The cave was very narrow, but there were many Black Wolves. Old Li Flying Dagger fought for a while and quickly understood the secret of this place.
Although there were so many Black Wolves that it sent shivers down their spines, in actuality the narrowness of the cave meant that only seven or eight wolves could attack him at the same time. Add that to the way the Mutated Small Wild Boar took up one slot for him, and the number of Black Wolves that could actually reach him was reduced even further.
I Love Beast Beast kept healing his health, and Li Yi kept shooting his arrows. Only Moonlight Ocean found herself completely helpless, following behind everyone else at a complete loss for something to do.
She could not help it. Thieves had to reach Level 25 before they could learn the long-range attack, Hidden Weapon Mastery.
Killing normal Black Wolves did not give them any EXP. Instead, all the EXP would be distributed in one go when they passed the dungeon.
“Lil Yi’zi, this dungeon doesn’t seem like all that.”
Chen Yang’s old habit kicked up again. When he admired Li Yi, he would call him ‘Brother Li’, but when he suspected Li Yi, he would call him ‘Lil Yi’zi.’
Li Yi smiled helplessly. “Let’s just run it and see. If we really can’t pass it, I’ll just have to apologize to y’all.”
The guide for conquering the Black Wolves’ Dem was posted by Heartless Fish, and Li Yi had just glanced at this guide before, without researching too deeply into it.
In other words, other than the fact that Li Yi knew this Black Wolf King dungeon had a special drop, he was just like everyone else.
Old Li Flying Dagger looked displeased. “What do you mean, apologize? It’s all thanks to you that we could enter this dungeon at all.”
“That’s right. Levels don’t really matter, the important thing is we’re exploring a brand new dungeon, hahaha.” I Love Beast Beast laughed heartily.
The party continued pressing forward. By now, more than a thousand Black Wolves had died by their hand, and a glance at the time showed that three hours had already passed.
They could already see the Black Wolf King ahead of them. The beast was sprawled in the deepest part of the cave, and a small Black Wolf Cub paced around it, its eyes staring straight toward the direction of the cavern entrance.
“C’mon, friends, let’s add some oomph to it and try to reach the Black Wolf King within half an hour.” I Love Beast Beast raised his wooden staff and gave everyone a boost.
Ever since he started killing monsters, Old Li Flying Dagger seemed to become a robot, eternally untiring. As long as his Health Bar was not empty, he would continue moving forward.
“Hello, beautiful. My name’s Tall and Mighty, what are you called?”
Chen Yang and Moonlight Ocean were the only ones who had to easiest. Chen Yang was a well-known perv, so when he saw that Moonlight Ocean was free with nothing to do, there was no way he would not make use of this chance to try and deepen their relationship. In his own words, doing nothing now would be doing a disservice to his home country.
Moonlight Ocean pointed at the name above her head in lieu of an answer.
Chen Yang refused to back down. “Say something, please, pretty lady? C’mon, I really truly want to make friends with you, cross my heart.”
Moonlight Ocean shook her head, and no matter what Chen Yang said, she just kept her mouth closed.
“Is Old Li Flying Dagger your boyfriend? If so, that’s too bad.” Since he could not make Moonlight Ocean speak, Chen Yang backed off and tried something else.
This time, before Moonlight Ocean could reply, Old Li Flying Dagger laughed first. “Brother Tall, watch what you’re saying. Moonlight Ocean is my younger sister in flesh and blood.”
“Ah, your younger sister?”
“What? Can’t an older brother bring his sister around a game?”
“No, I don’t mean that.” Chen Yang’s thick-skinned face turned slightly red.
He had flirted with the man’s younger sister right in front of her older brother. How could he not feel awkward?
“The Black Wolf King’s tryna make a run for it!”
I Love Beast Beast yelled out suddenly, and everyone turned their gazes toward the direction of the Black Wolf King.
The Black Wolf King had already stood up, holding its cub in its mouth and trying to dart toward a small cave on the left.
“Crap, hurry up, everyone. If it gets in there, we can forget about passing this dungeon,” yelled I Love Beast Beast angrily.
Li Yi estimated the distance, drew his bow, and immediately let loose an arrow. The arrow hit the Black Wolf King precisely in the head.
These were the perks of long-range attacks.
A [−1] symbol floated out from the top of the Black Wolf King’s head, and at the same time, its HP was revealed as well. It had 1,000,000HP.
With the exception of Moonlight Ocean, all the other four men cursed out in unison.
What kind of a joke was this? A Level 15 Boss with 1,000,000HP?
“Brother Dark Wing’s ATK is already damned high, and yet his damage is fixed at 1HP. Its total HP is more than 1,000,000 too, how the hell do we beat this guy?” Old Li Flying Dagger was growing anxious as well.
Li Yi was even more anxious than he was. He drew his bow and shot out another arrow, this time aiming at the Wolf Cub that the Black Wolf King was carrying in its mouth.
The Cub’s HP was 100,000!
“F*ck!” The four men swore again.
Heartless Fish’s guide was very simple. In fact, it only had a few words: Catch the Black Wolf King within the time limit to receive your reward.
The Black Wolf King had 1,000,000HP and over-powered DEF, and it could escape too. The guide never mentioned a word about any of this.
The Black Wolf King ignored Li Yi’s arrows completely, desperately trying to dart toward the small hole. By the time they cleared off all the normal Black Wolves, it had long since squeezed inside.
Old Li Flying Dagger roughly measured the entrance to the hole and then proceeded to measure Chen Yang as well.
“Brother Tall, I think you might just be able to squeeze into this little hole here.”