The commander looked troubled as he asked one of the soldiers.

“It’s a player named Min Sung Kang from Earth.”

“Any other information?”

“We haven’t found out more than that…”

The commander clicked his tongue while seated in his chair.

“Dispatch some men to keep an eye on him, and if you think he needs to be eliminated, assign support to take care of it.”

“… Yes, Sir.”

The subordinate stepped out.

‘Who would welcome a new ranker anyway? Stay alive if you can. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be able to meet me, Commander Marshall.’

The commander of Ares Guild stroked his chin as he let out a laugh.

***

Now that he was done eating, it was time to move.

Min Sung used his system map to see if there were any prey around him that he could use to acquire more experience points.

If he had it his way, he would face off against the other rankers immediately, but he knew he was going to run into them sooner or later.

If the water was welled up, he felt better just getting rid of it all in one go.

And even if he didn’t look for them himself, he knew that people would start coming into his turf as he built his reputation.

There was no need to take it too slowly, but it wasn’t efficient to rush it either.

Min Sung believed that walking up the stairs step by step was the fastest way to the top.

“Where are you going?” Ho Sung Lee asked.

“To get more points,” Min Sung replied simply and left the accommodation.

Ho Sung Lee, Bowl and Ssol naturally followed behind him.

The place Min Sung was headed was the 1st dungeon surrounding Newtie City.

On the system map, the dungeons were marked with red stars to indicate the difficulty level, and this dungeon was marked with 7 stars, which was the most difficult.

The higher the difficulty, the faster he could obtain experience points and get to the next step, but the problem was the risks that came with it.

But considering how many points he received as gifts, Min Sung didn’t think it was going to be difficult to deal with the dungeons near Newtie City.

Min Sung and his party arrived in front of the 1st dungeon, marked as a 7 on the scale of difficulty.

In front of the dungeon were many more players than he expected.

There were around 30 of them.

They were all equipped with expensive-looking equipment, and they were all in the process of checking their weapons.

Furthermore, they all had marks on their shoulders or chests that indicated their guild.

The only one without a guild marking was Min Sung.

Was that why?

As soon as novice Min Sung arrived in front of the dungeon without a guild marking, the other players looked at him with suspicion.

“They’re staring,” Ho Sung Lee whispered in a quiet voice.

Min Sung ignored him and looked for the entrance to the dungeon, and he was able to find it easily.

This time, the dungeon looked quite unique, and the entrance was like none he had seen before.

There was a door with the words of the magic language written on it, and there was nothing else around that door.

He figured that the door was his way through to the dungeon.

“How do I go in there?”

Min Sung asked some of the other players around him.

In response, the players scoffed at Min Sung.

“You’re trying to go in there without joining a guild and with those weird creatures? You must be a novice. Join a guild first. How about you join ours?”

“No need. Just tell me how to get in there.”

In response, the players’ faces flushed.

“I don’t like the sound of that command.”

“I asked how I can go in that dungeon. Is it that hard to answer my question?”

The player glared at Min Sung.

The atmosphere around them grew heavy.

Ho Sung Lee predicted a fight was about to begin and gulped.

The way Ho Sung Lee saw it, no matter how powerful Min Sung was, he was still just a novice in Beatrice.

It wasn’t wise to start fights for no good reason.

“Sir. I don’t think you should start any disputes…”

Min Sung pushed Ho Sung Lee with his hand and walked closer to the player who was glaring at him.

The player, who was in the middle of polishing his sword, smirked and threw his towel on the ground.

This drew more attention.

And then…

The atmosphere changed into that of a fight that was about to begin.

The players around them started cheering.

“He seems like a novice, but he doesn’t seem bad for someone without a guild.”

“He’s manly.”

“That’s what players should be like.”

“Good luck, novice!”

They were all mocking him.

They weren’t cheering him thinking he would actually win.

They were all looking forward to seeing the foolish novice roll on the ground and get defeated for not knowing his place.

But Min Sung didn’t show any emotional reaction to that fact.

The fact that they were scumbags actually reassured him.

Min Sung had just thrown the bait.

The fishing had already begun.

And if they took the bait and accepted the fight, he would be able to look forward to more experience points as well as additional gifts from the gods.

He had acquired a substantial amount of experience points until now, and he had used all of them.

As a result, he knew it wouldn’t take long for his magic power to wipe all of them out in a short span of time.

Of course, that was just his prediction without any data to support it, but Min Sung had survived 100 years in the Demonic Realm with just his fighting abilities alone.

On top of that, he trusted his instincts.

He had to believe in himself in order to obtain good results.

But in order to do that, he needed a reason to have confidence.

In that sense, Min Sung could be more daring than anyone.

Min Sung grabbed his sword and waited for the player to take the bait.

And luckily, the player took the bait as Min Sung hoped.

“I need to teach this novice a lesson.”

In response, Min Sung scoffed.

“I feel like you stopped breastfeeding way too young.”

In response to Min Sung’s provocation, the player glared even harder.

The atmosphere around them lit up.

With the other excited players in the background, Min Sung looked directly at the player.

“What a sight. You’re such a baby.”

Min Sung stared at the player with no emotions and waited for him to make the first move.

The player’s sword was a Yeongum.

Yeongums were known to be especially thin and made of very strong material.

It bent very easily, and its movements were hard to track with the eyes, making fickle attacks possible.

“As a superior, let me teach this foolish novice a lesson.”

The player’s eyes sparkled.

And at the same time, he began his attack.

His Yeongum, which was able to transform swiftly, moved very quickly like a snake.

Its Aura spread out in all four directions.

But Min Sung leisurely dodged the Aura attack and smirked.

He was arrogant.

He didn’t use all of his power and tried to test how powerful he actually was.

That also meant he had his guard down.

Min Sung’s eyes spotted the player’s exposed weak point.

Since he let him make the first move, he figured he was considerate enough.

Min Sung planned to fight with his bare hands without taking out the Gungnir from his item window.

His entire body was giving off magic power, just itching to be let out.

Min Sung unleased his magic power toward that weakness of his.

The magic power flew over like bullets and penetrated the player’s thigh.

Along with slashing noises, the player’s face turned into a grimace of shock.

Min Sung didn’t plan on going easy on him.

He cared about experience points, but that didn’t mean he intended on going easy on the guilds of Beatrice.

No matter how many of them came at him, he was ready to swallow them all whole.

Min Sung’s eyes flashed.

And when the player saw that, he felt his body stiffen up.

His instincts caught on to the fact that death was near.

Min Sung’s fist flew in with the light of magic power.

The player didn’t even think to move.

He was simply frozen at the fear of death.

There was no way he could block the attack.

He had already been shot with the magic bullets, so there was no room to put up a defense, and more than anything else, fear had control over his entire body.

Min Sung’s fist flew toward the defenseless player.

Pow!

It sounded as if a sheet of leather was being pierced through.

And as loud as the sound, the sight of the player was treacherous.

The player, who had plopped down on the ground, had his head completely missing.

Meanwhile, Min Sung looked down at his fist.

‘Impressive…’

Min Sung was surprised by his own power.

The amount of magic power he acquired through the experience points gifted to him by the gods was amazing. He got to the level of power that he had never thought he could reach.

Gulp-

Strength was addictive.

He wanted even more power.

He wanted to test his power on the other players gathered in front of the dungeon.

His magic power refused to die down.

But he knew that getting obsessed with power would only lead to his death through his experience in the Demonic Realm.

If he didn’t control himself, maintain himself strictly, and make a rational decision, Min Sung knew better than anyone that he would see a horrible result.

In order to keep his heart from beating so hard, he breathed in and out slowly.

The beef in the rice soup was soft and chewy at the same time.

And the combination of the fancy grilled short ribs and the mixed wheat noodles were absolutely fantastic.

***

The commander of the Ares Guild was at a loss for words.

That was because he heard the news that the guild soldiers that he went to threaten a notice in Vanguard Frontia had died.

“What’s his name?”

The commander looked troubled as he asked one of the soldiers.

“It’s a player named Min Sung Kang from Earth.”

“Any other information?”

“We haven’t found out more than that…”

The commander clicked his tongue while seated in his chair.

“Dispatch some men to keep an eye on him, and if you think he needs to be eliminated, assign support to take care of it.”

“… Yes, Sir.”

The subordinate stepped out.

‘Who would welcome a new ranker anyway? Stay alive if you can. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be able to meet me, Commander Marshall.’

The commander of Ares Guild stroked his chin as he let out a laugh.

***

Now that he was done eating, it was time to move.

Min Sung used his system map to see if there were any prey around him that he could use to acquire more experience points.

If he had it his way, he would face off against the other rankers immediately, but he knew he was going to run into them sooner or later.

If the water was welled up, he felt better just getting rid of it all in one go.

And even if he didn’t look for them himself, he knew that people would start coming into his turf as he built his reputation.

There was no need to take it too slowly, but it wasn’t efficient to rush it either.

Min Sung believed that walking up the stairs step by step was the fastest way to the top.

“Where are you going?” Ho Sung Lee asked.

“To get more points,” Min Sung replied simply and left the accommodation.

Ho Sung Lee, Bowl and Ssol naturally followed behind him.

The place Min Sung was headed was the 1st dungeon surrounding Newtie City.

On the system map, the dungeons were marked with red stars to indicate the difficulty level, and this dungeon was marked with 7 stars, which was the most difficult.

The higher the difficulty, the faster he could obtain experience points and get to the next step, but the problem was the risks that came with it.

But considering how many points he received as gifts, Min Sung didn’t think it was going to be difficult to deal with the dungeons near Newtie City.

Min Sung and his party arrived in front of the 1st dungeon, marked as a 7 on the scale of difficulty.

In front of the dungeon were many more players than he expected.

There were around 30 of them.

They were all equipped with expensive-looking equipment, and they were all in the process of checking their weapons.

Furthermore, they all had marks on their shoulders or chests that indicated their guild.

The only one without a guild marking was Min Sung.

Was that why?

As soon as novice Min Sung arrived in front of the dungeon without a guild marking, the other players looked at him with suspicion.

“They’re staring,” Ho Sung Lee whispered in a quiet voice.

Min Sung ignored him and looked for the entrance to the dungeon, and he was able to find it easily.

This time, the dungeon looked quite unique, and the entrance was like none he had seen before.

There was a door with the words of the magic language written on it, and there was nothing else around that door.

He figured that the door was his way through to the dungeon.

“How do I go in there?”

Min Sung asked some of the other players around him.

In response, the players scoffed at Min Sung.

“You’re trying to go in there without joining a guild and with those weird creatures? You must be a novice. Join a guild first. How about you join ours?”

“No need. Just tell me how to get in there.”

In response, the players’ faces flushed.

“I don’t like the sound of that command.”

“I asked how I can go in that dungeon. Is it that hard to answer my question?”

The player glared at Min Sung.

The atmosphere around them grew heavy.

Ho Sung Lee predicted a fight was about to begin and gulped.

The way Ho Sung Lee saw it, no matter how powerful Min Sung was, he was still just a novice in Beatrice.

It wasn’t wise to start fights for no good reason.

“Sir. I don’t think you should start any disputes…”

Min Sung pushed Ho Sung Lee with his hand and walked closer to the player who was glaring at him.

The player, who was in the middle of polishing his sword, smirked and threw his towel on the ground.

This drew more attention.

And then…

The atmosphere changed into that of a fight that was about to begin.

The players around them started cheering.

“He seems like a novice, but he doesn’t seem bad for someone without a guild.”

“He’s manly.”

“That’s what players should be like.”

“Good luck, novice!”

They were all mocking him.

They weren’t cheering him thinking he would actually win.

They were all looking forward to seeing the foolish novice roll on the ground and get defeated for not knowing his place.

But Min Sung didn’t show any emotional reaction to that fact.

The fact that they were scumbags actually reassured him.

Min Sung had just thrown the bait.

The fishing had already begun.

And if they took the bait and accepted the fight, he would be able to look forward to more experience points as well as additional gifts from the gods.

He had acquired a substantial amount of experience points until now, and he had used all of them.

As a result, he knew it wouldn’t take long for his magic power to wipe all of them out in a short span of time.

Of course, that was just his prediction without any data to support it, but Min Sung had survived 100 years in the Demonic Realm with just his fighting abilities alone.

On top of that, he trusted his instincts.

He had to believe in himself in order to obtain good results.

But in order to do that, he needed a reason to have confidence.

In that sense, Min Sung could be more daring than anyone.

Min Sung grabbed his sword and waited for the player to take the bait.

And luckily, the player took the bait as Min Sung hoped.

“I need to teach this novice a lesson.”

In response, Min Sung scoffed.

“I feel like you stopped breastfeeding way too young.”

In response to Min Sung’s provocation, the player glared even harder.

The atmosphere around them lit up.

With the other excited players in the background, Min Sung looked directly at the player.

“What a sight. You’re such a baby.”

Min Sung stared at the player with no emotions and waited for him to make the first move.

The player’s sword was a Yeongum.

Yeongums were known to be especially thin and made of very strong material.

It bent very easily, and its movements were hard to track with the eyes, making fickle attacks possible.

“As a superior, let me teach this foolish novice a lesson.”

The player’s eyes sparkled.

And at the same time, he began his attack.

His Yeongum, which was able to transform swiftly, moved very quickly like a snake.

Its Aura spread out in all four directions.

But Min Sung leisurely dodged the Aura attack and smirked.

He was arrogant.

He didn’t use all of his power and tried to test how powerful he actually was.

That also meant he had his guard down.

Min Sung’s eyes spotted the player’s exposed weak point.

Since he let him make the first move, he figured he was considerate enough.

Min Sung planned to fight with his bare hands without taking out the Gungnir from his item window.

His entire body was giving off magic power, just itching to be let out.

Min Sung unleased his magic power toward that weakness of his.

The magic power flew over like bullets and penetrated the player’s thigh.

Along with slashing noises, the player’s face turned into a grimace of shock.

Min Sung didn’t plan on going easy on him.

He cared about experience points, but that didn’t mean he intended on going easy on the guilds of Beatrice.

No matter how many of them came at him, he was ready to swallow them all whole.

Min Sung’s eyes flashed.

And when the player saw that, he felt his body stiffen up.

His instincts caught on to the fact that death was near.

Min Sung’s fist flew in with the light of magic power.

The player didn’t even think to move.

He was simply frozen at the fear of death.

There was no way he could block the attack.

He had already been shot with the magic bullets, so there was no room to put up a defense, and more than anything else, fear had control over his entire body.

Min Sung’s fist flew toward the defenseless player.

Pow!

It sounded as if a sheet of leather was being pierced through.

And as loud as the sound, the sight of the player was treacherous.

The player, who had plopped down on the ground, had his head completely missing.

Meanwhile, Min Sung looked down at his fist.

‘Impressive…’

Min Sung was surprised by his own power.

The amount of magic power he acquired through the experience points gifted to him by the gods was amazing. He got to the level of power that he had never thought he could reach.

Gulp-

Strength was addictive.

He wanted even more power.

He wanted to test his power on the other players gathered in front of the dungeon.

His magic power refused to die down.

But he knew that getting obsessed with power would only lead to his death through his experience in the Demonic Realm.

If he didn’t control himself, maintain himself strictly, and make a rational decision, Min Sung knew better than anyone that he would see a horrible result.

In order to keep his heart from beating so hard, he breathed in and out slowly.