Chapter 14: Chapter 13: Dungeon Seeking Part Four
The TV showed the President reading off his announcement with the Diet members behind him, all with serious looks on their faces.
I could only swear at what I was looking at.
I already knew what they were up to at this point.
It was obvious to me that they were using the military and police to search for and seal off a don gate so that they can use it for themselves.
While some of the top members were hesitating about the change, a don gate was discovered with reports from nearby citizens. 14 legislators and 3 cabinet ministers got into fist fights to try to be the first to use the gate. They even had the local police chase out the other Diet members and ministers. I remember watching the scene of all of them shouting and screaming at each other on TV.
Of course, this was all after the President became a deva.
After all that spiel they spat about how they’ll put the nation’s security first, they all soon disappeared. Soon, that shameful scene of their greedy and ambitious selves was caught on camera. But they didn’t care that they were being filmed. All they cared about was trying to make themselves and their associates more powerful and used their public power to get their way.
They restricted the don gate’s areas and made it a dangerous place and passed laws that it was illegal to use and required the populace to report any and all don gate related activities. They used all of their political strength to make sure they had the monopoly of the don gates.
In the end, the Sunbin Group and a few sincere Diet members came together to help the citizens and altogether forced the President and his fellow corrupt officials out of Seoul. They fled to Busan to join the YungGong Group and took over Gyeongsang Province, where they remained, busily filling their own plate.
“Ugh. This guy has his token now and he’s obviously trying to use a don gate. Why does that gate belong to him and where’s he keeping it?”
“I know. There’s a guy a claiming he used a don gate on T-tube.”
“Wasn’t he lying?”
“I don’t know. He claims it’s true and that he used to have terminal stage cancer but when he became a deva, the cancer was gone. He said his body felt like he was back in his 20s.”
“I saw that, too. He had a doctor confirm and had a x-ray picture of him with cancer.”
“Anyone could fake that.”
“I care more that I haven’t been fired from my company yet than all this. All this crap is going on and I’m more worried that the price of baby formula is going to go up.”
“That’s true. I already have enough problems on my plate and I don’t have time to worry about this crap.”
“I’m sure the President and the Diet will come up with something after all their babbling.”
“You’re right. Let’s finish up and go home. Tomorrow’s another day.”
I quietly listened to their conversation as I grilled and ate. They wouldn’t be able to accept it if I told them the truth. In the end, only time will tell.
“Seeing the President and all those high officials reminded me of some dark days. Just you all wait.”
I was a little glad that I was going to have bastards to bully after I got stronger.
I later went back home to rest.
The next morning, I was at my rooftop room.
“Let’s try the Seorak Mountain today.”
Last night, I had the thought of checking out another dungeon spawn before rechecking Bukhan Mountain.
If there wasn’t a dungeon there either, then I could confirm that there was some sort of change.
I took a bus to Sokcho and from there, took a taxi to Seorak Mountain.
I decided to go straight up to the peak, rather than take the hiking trail. I had to quickly see for myself with my own two eyes.
“Ugh! It’s not here either.”
The low-grade dungeon of Seorak Peak was nowhere to be found.
I didn’t use this dungeon as much as the Bukhan one but I came here often enough to know where the exact location was. But the dungeon I remembered wasn’t here.
“This is…really discouraging.”
I plopped down and stared down the mountain.
A bunch of thought went through my head. I didn’t want to hastily make a decision, but I had no one else to consult.
“Ah! Wait…should I just ask Anton?”
In my past life, I never really talked to the Store manager and never really held a conversation with the Store’s employees.
Besides, managers usually only interacted with stronger players. But this time, I managed to create ties with Anton, as flimsy as they seemed.
I had nowhere else to turn; he was my only chance.
I practically flew down Seorak Mountain and took the bus back to Seoul. I immediately made by way to Gangnam Severance hospital, where Store 72 was located.
Dungeon Seeking, Part Five
The out-of-place, pitiful-looking Store came into sight. I entered right away.
There was something different with Store 72.
Inside, there were two men and a woman, but they didn’t have name tags. That meant that they weren’t employees, but rather, devas that came to shop. But, I guess it wasn’t surprising that new devas had appeared.
It had already been three days and there should be more than a few devas by now. But the fact that I recognized one of them took me off guard.
It was the woman, to be exact. Well, I knew of her, but she didn’t know me. She was one of the greatest devas of South Korea. She was one of the 114 that had the Unrivaled skill!
As I stood there, shocked, she noticed me and came towards me without any ill intent. In fact, she smiled as she talked to me.
“Oh my. Are you a new deva, too? We thought we were pretty quick, but you don’t seem far behind.”
Crazy Calf, Song Hyein!
There was a different reason why I knew who Song Hyein was.
Besides the fact that she was one of the 114 ‘Unrivaled,’ she was also a main player of the Sunbin Guild. She had also had a rank 8 Curtain of Rage in her possession.
She was a tiny 160 cm at barely 50 kg, but she was also Sunbin Guild’s Second Platoon’s main tanker.
No one would have ever guessed that she was a tanker based on her appearance, but people called her tanking abilities (whether it was Party Plays, raids, or PVP, tankers had the duty to take on damage for their allies) crazy on the battlefield.
Even in front of boss monsters that were way out of her league, she would hold her ground. Soon, she had an enormous following of epigones, and her abilities were even known in other countries.
Backed by the Sunbin guild and her rank 8 Curtain of Rage, she became the Atlas of South Korea!