The octopus was bouncy and chewy.

Although it was morning, it boosted his appetite.

After that, Min Sung wrapped the octopus and rice in a piece of perilla leaf and put it into his mouth.

Om nom!

The clean scent of the perilla leaf and the spiciness of the octopus swam around his entire mouth.

‘This is good.’

Min Sung enjoyed the spicy flavors and focused solely on his meal.

[The Dionysus Gods are frustrated at the sight of you eating instead of fighting a ranker.]

[The gods are disappointed.]

[The gods hope that you will stop eating and prepare to…]

“It’s so noisy. Shut up, you gamblers. You’re making me lose my appetite… If you disturb my meal one more time, I’ll just get rid of all the experience points you gave me.”

[…]

Once Min Sung lashed out, he didn’t see any more system messages.

Ho Sung Lee dropped his jaw at Min Sung’s threat against the gods, but Min Sung calmly put his focus back on the food.

Ho Sung Lee recovered from his moment of shock. He took out materials from Ssol’s gold pouch and presented it to Min Sung.

“This will help with the spice.”

What Ho Sung Lee gave Min Sung was pickled cucumbers made with various fruits and vegetables.

As soon as Min Sung took a bite of the pickle, the spiciness completely went away.

The sweet and sour flavor was refreshing.

“I was worried about something while preparing the squid. I thought it might’ve been too strong for breakfast, but I tried it knowing you have a good digestive system. Is it to your liking?”

“It’s great. I’m surprised.”

Ho Sung Lee smiled and sat down.

“Then I’ll join you as well.”

“Okay.”

It was a peaceful breakfast.

***

They prepared a meal following their meal.

Since they didn’t have many things thanks to their item window, they were able to take off right away.

Min Sung input the code on the invitation into the system map and moved quickly.

After a while, they were faced with a desert.

It appeared as though once they crossed the desert, they would arrive at the city where Oden resided.

It was far, but even if he went to Ho Sung Lee and Bowl’s pace, they weren’t going to be too far behind.

Since they moved quickly using the map, they were able to arrive at Oden’s city.

The territory under Oden’s rule was a poor village no different from Royce Village.

Min Sung’s party arrived at the Kerenyi doors located inside the domain.

Min Sung took the lead.

In front of the doors were two guards.

The guards were equipped with armor, and their equipment was sharp as if they were porcupines.

They were dressed to look threatening, but Min Sung was unaffected by it.

Clang!

The two guards used their swords to block the way.

“Reveal your identities.”

Offering information from his system interface was a way to reveal his identity, but Min Sung decided to use his invitation instead.

He took out the invitation from his pocket and threw it at the guard.

After checking the card, the guard scanned Min Sung’s party one more time.

After that, the guards laughed.

“How dare you not know your place and show up to challenge our ranker? You have no fear, do you? Do you really think you can defeat him?”

In response to the guard on the right, Min Sung scoffed.

“Shut up and make way,” commanded Min Sung.

The guard looked like he was itching to attack him, but he swallowed it back and laughed.

“I can’t mess with Oden’s toy. You’ll end up as a body rolling on the ground. Welcome to your place of death.”

The guards removed their swords and made way.

Min Sung sighed. He shook his head and then walked through the doors.

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

“It’s fancy inside the fortress.”

Ho Sung Lee made it sound like it was unfair.

Like he said, unlike what they saw outside of the fortress, the buildings inside were fancy.

Even the sand on the ground was high quality.

When they first got to Oden’s territory, the village looked like it was in ruins.

The buildings were all destroyed, and the people on the streets looked like injured cats who were homeless.

But in contrast, this place looked like a whole another world.

But Min Sung didn’t worry about any of that and focused on heading toward where Oden was located through his system map.

As always, it was only Ho Sung Lee who was nervous about their upcoming battle.

***

As soon as they entered the building, an old man followed and guided the way.

Min Sung and his party followed the butler in order to meet Oden.

“Sir, it’s strange that he’s willing to meet with you. What if it’s a trap? I’m using my skill to look into it now…”

“No need.”

“Pardon?”

“If there’s a trap, I’ll just avoid it or destroy it.”

Ho Sung Lee dripped in cold sweat.

“… Yes, Sir.”

Ho Sung Lee felt anxious inside.

Although they won up until this point, it was clear that a ranker would have been on a different level from other average players.

In the midst of the anxiousness, they went up the long staircase, and at the end of the hallway, the old man stopped in front of a wooden door.

After knocking, he opened the door.

Creak!

The door was open.

As soon as the door opened, Min Sung entered the room without any hesitation.

Inside the room was a large space.

And inside it was a bed, and on top of it were 7 naked women surrounding 1 muscular man.

The muscular man on the bed… was the ranker, Oden.

He grinned, and rather than feeling embarrassed for being naked, he proudly stuck out his chest and stared right at them.

“You’re finally here, my challenger,” said Oden in a low and rough voice.

Min Sung sighed and stuck out his index finger.

“Get up,’ commanded Min Sung.

Oden remained on the med with a smile and stared at Min Sung with a bleary gaze as he said, “If you beat me and become a ranker, you’ll be able to have this territory as well as everything inside it. You can have all the food and women you want, and you’ll be able to live your life with slaves. What do you think? Are you interested?”

Min Sung looked at Oden with a dry gaze and laughed.

“Just put on your clothes. You’re going to die soon.”

“It sounds like you’ve never tasted loss before. You’re confident, laid back, and certain. But death always shows up without a warning…”

Oden got out of bed and put on his silk robe as he continued,

“And no one expects that person to be them.”

Oden smiled.

“There’s no trap or anything like that, so rest assured. I’m the only one you’re going to fight.”

“You’re so noisy. I’d better kill you quickly.”

Min Sung took out his Gungnir from his item window.

Kaboom!

The sound of thunder rang through the room, and although a battle was about to begin, the naked women on the bed weren’t scared as if they were high on drugs.

“Aren’t they beautiful?”

Oden looked at the women on his bed and smiled.

At that moment, Min Sung ran over and pushed Oden down by the chest with his hand.

Crash!

He crashed through the wall and fell down into the empty lot.

But Oden landed quite gracefully. He brushed off his silk gown and laughed.

“You must like the outside more.”

Oden smiled despicably and continued, “If not, are you worried my weak subordinates will get hurt in the process?”

“Think what you want.”

Min Sung glared at Oden and gripped onto his sword.

Oden let out a slight laugh and took out his weapon from his item window.

It was an ordinary sword.

He licked his own sword with his tongue and stared at Min Sung coldly.

“The skills you acquire in Beatrice are incredible in power, and among them, the skills I have helped me to become a ranker.”

Oden gripped onto the handle of the sword and continued with a smile, “Most players couldn’t even block out my first attack. Will you be able to?”

Oden was certain he wasn’t going to lose.

He didn’t doubt his own abilities since he had protected his ranker position from countless challengers.

But the way Min Sung saw it, the fact that he was always the lowest ranker must have been for a specific reason.

That meant he wasn’t all that strong.

Min Sung waited for his first attack.

“Let me make a new trophy out of your head.”

Oden swung his sword into the air.

Min Sung looked up with suspicious eyes.

The light of the Aura came showering down like hundreds of arrows.

Min Sung squinted his eyes at the hundreds of Auras showering down like raindrops.

He then swung his Gungnir into the air.

[Your reputation is at risk for a decrease in number.]

[The Dionysus Gods are nervous.]

[The gods hope that you will defeat Oden right away.]

Min Sung ignored the messages and began his meal.

After mixing the red octopus with the white rice, he put it into his mouth.

He tasted the sweet flavor of the sauce, and after that, the spiciness overwhelmed his mouth and left through his nostrils.

The octopus was bouncy and chewy.

Although it was morning, it boosted his appetite.

After that, Min Sung wrapped the octopus and rice in a piece of perilla leaf and put it into his mouth.

Om nom!

The clean scent of the perilla leaf and the spiciness of the octopus swam around his entire mouth.

‘This is good.’

Min Sung enjoyed the spicy flavors and focused solely on his meal.

[The Dionysus Gods are frustrated at the sight of you eating instead of fighting a ranker.]

[The gods are disappointed.]

[The gods hope that you will stop eating and prepare to…]

“It’s so noisy. Shut up, you gamblers. You’re making me lose my appetite… If you disturb my meal one more time, I’ll just get rid of all the experience points you gave me.”

[…]

Once Min Sung lashed out, he didn’t see any more system messages.

Ho Sung Lee dropped his jaw at Min Sung’s threat against the gods, but Min Sung calmly put his focus back on the food.

Ho Sung Lee recovered from his moment of shock. He took out materials from Ssol’s gold pouch and presented it to Min Sung.

“This will help with the spice.”

What Ho Sung Lee gave Min Sung was pickled cucumbers made with various fruits and vegetables.

As soon as Min Sung took a bite of the pickle, the spiciness completely went away.

The sweet and sour flavor was refreshing.

“I was worried about something while preparing the squid. I thought it might’ve been too strong for breakfast, but I tried it knowing you have a good digestive system. Is it to your liking?”

“It’s great. I’m surprised.”

Ho Sung Lee smiled and sat down.

“Then I’ll join you as well.”

“Okay.”

It was a peaceful breakfast.

***

They prepared a meal following their meal.

Since they didn’t have many things thanks to their item window, they were able to take off right away.

Min Sung input the code on the invitation into the system map and moved quickly.

After a while, they were faced with a desert.

It appeared as though once they crossed the desert, they would arrive at the city where Oden resided.

It was far, but even if he went to Ho Sung Lee and Bowl’s pace, they weren’t going to be too far behind.

Since they moved quickly using the map, they were able to arrive at Oden’s city.

The territory under Oden’s rule was a poor village no different from Royce Village.

Min Sung’s party arrived at the Kerenyi doors located inside the domain.

Min Sung took the lead.

In front of the doors were two guards.

The guards were equipped with armor, and their equipment was sharp as if they were porcupines.

They were dressed to look threatening, but Min Sung was unaffected by it.

Clang!

The two guards used their swords to block the way.

“Reveal your identities.”

Offering information from his system interface was a way to reveal his identity, but Min Sung decided to use his invitation instead.

He took out the invitation from his pocket and threw it at the guard.

After checking the card, the guard scanned Min Sung’s party one more time.

After that, the guards laughed.

“How dare you not know your place and show up to challenge our ranker? You have no fear, do you? Do you really think you can defeat him?”

In response to the guard on the right, Min Sung scoffed.

“Shut up and make way,” commanded Min Sung.

The guard looked like he was itching to attack him, but he swallowed it back and laughed.

“I can’t mess with Oden’s toy. You’ll end up as a body rolling on the ground. Welcome to your place of death.”

The guards removed their swords and made way.

Min Sung sighed. He shook his head and then walked through the doors.

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

“It’s fancy inside the fortress.”

Ho Sung Lee made it sound like it was unfair.

Like he said, unlike what they saw outside of the fortress, the buildings inside were fancy.

Even the sand on the ground was high quality.

When they first got to Oden’s territory, the village looked like it was in ruins.

The buildings were all destroyed, and the people on the streets looked like injured cats who were homeless.

But in contrast, this place looked like a whole another world.

But Min Sung didn’t worry about any of that and focused on heading toward where Oden was located through his system map.

As always, it was only Ho Sung Lee who was nervous about their upcoming battle.

***

As soon as they entered the building, an old man followed and guided the way.

Min Sung and his party followed the butler in order to meet Oden.

“Sir, it’s strange that he’s willing to meet with you. What if it’s a trap? I’m using my skill to look into it now…”

“No need.”

“Pardon?”

“If there’s a trap, I’ll just avoid it or destroy it.”

Ho Sung Lee dripped in cold sweat.

“… Yes, Sir.”

Ho Sung Lee felt anxious inside.

Although they won up until this point, it was clear that a ranker would have been on a different level from other average players.

In the midst of the anxiousness, they went up the long staircase, and at the end of the hallway, the old man stopped in front of a wooden door.

After knocking, he opened the door.

Creak!

The door was open.

As soon as the door opened, Min Sung entered the room without any hesitation.

Inside the room was a large space.

And inside it was a bed, and on top of it were 7 naked women surrounding 1 muscular man.

The muscular man on the bed… was the ranker, Oden.

He grinned, and rather than feeling embarrassed for being naked, he proudly stuck out his chest and stared right at them.

“You’re finally here, my challenger,” said Oden in a low and rough voice.

Min Sung sighed and stuck out his index finger.

“Get up,’ commanded Min Sung.

Oden remained on the med with a smile and stared at Min Sung with a bleary gaze as he said, “If you beat me and become a ranker, you’ll be able to have this territory as well as everything inside it. You can have all the food and women you want, and you’ll be able to live your life with slaves. What do you think? Are you interested?”

Min Sung looked at Oden with a dry gaze and laughed.

“Just put on your clothes. You’re going to die soon.”

“It sounds like you’ve never tasted loss before. You’re confident, laid back, and certain. But death always shows up without a warning…”

Oden got out of bed and put on his silk robe as he continued,

“And no one expects that person to be them.”

Oden smiled.

“There’s no trap or anything like that, so rest assured. I’m the only one you’re going to fight.”

“You’re so noisy. I’d better kill you quickly.”

Min Sung took out his Gungnir from his item window.

Kaboom!

The sound of thunder rang through the room, and although a battle was about to begin, the naked women on the bed weren’t scared as if they were high on drugs.

“Aren’t they beautiful?”

Oden looked at the women on his bed and smiled.

At that moment, Min Sung ran over and pushed Oden down by the chest with his hand.

Crash!

He crashed through the wall and fell down into the empty lot.

But Oden landed quite gracefully. He brushed off his silk gown and laughed.

“You must like the outside more.”

Oden smiled despicably and continued, “If not, are you worried my weak subordinates will get hurt in the process?”

“Think what you want.”

Min Sung glared at Oden and gripped onto his sword.

Oden let out a slight laugh and took out his weapon from his item window.

It was an ordinary sword.

He licked his own sword with his tongue and stared at Min Sung coldly.

“The skills you acquire in Beatrice are incredible in power, and among them, the skills I have helped me to become a ranker.”

Oden gripped onto the handle of the sword and continued with a smile, “Most players couldn’t even block out my first attack. Will you be able to?”

Oden was certain he wasn’t going to lose.

He didn’t doubt his own abilities since he had protected his ranker position from countless challengers.

But the way Min Sung saw it, the fact that he was always the lowest ranker must have been for a specific reason.

That meant he wasn’t all that strong.

Min Sung waited for his first attack.

“Let me make a new trophy out of your head.”

Oden swung his sword into the air.

Min Sung looked up with suspicious eyes.

The light of the Aura came showering down like hundreds of arrows.

Min Sung squinted his eyes at the hundreds of Auras showering down like raindrops.

He then swung his Gungnir into the air.