Chapter 23: Blood-Red Tower (5)

TL by Yoni

Edited by Yoni & Myoni


 

Stamina was consumed to create undead.

However, that was only when he made an effort in creating undead.

As the skill rank increased, his expenditure of stamina decreased slightly, however, Muyoung only focused on creating the corpses into undead as they were.

He didn’t care by what percent their original abilities decreased.

The unknown was horrifying. In this world, not being knowledgeable enough was really a crime.

Even if the people who entered the tower survived the 25 days, fighting different monsters, they lacked knowledge of the undead.

As they didn’t know how to face them, it wouldn’t be easy for them to come out alive.

That was why some of the undead were roaming around the tower looking for ‘food’.

“What, you? Didn’t you die?”

As Collin’s comrade, who was sent to the Slayer, returned, people came up to greet him.

People gathered around their comrade who was limping towards them and each spoke.

“Why isn’t this bastard replying?”

“Leave him alone, he seems severely injured.”

They really didn’t have the slightest doubt.

They didn’t notice the unique smell of his body or anything strange about his appearance.

It was because… They had never experienced it.

The fear of undead.

The horror of having your once-comrade biting your neck!

Crunch!

“Gaaah!”

“Is, is this kid crazy?”

“Yo, get away, get away from him!”

As the zombie bit the person closest to him, three people tried to help, but it was no use.

The lowest level among the undead, the zombie’s only useful weapon was the strong biting strength of his jaws.

Unless someone ripped apart his jaws, he would never let go of his prey.

Only when the zombie decided to let go, did the man dropped down on the ground with blood gushing out from his bitten neck.

Gawr.

As the zombie made a half-gurgling sound, as if he was mocking them, all three of them grabbed hold of their weapons.

Swing!

“It’s a monster! It’s not human!”

Only then did they grasp the magnitude of the problem.

Afterwards, the fight was dull.

Until they realized that the zombie’s weakness was his head, they continuously poked through its body until its body was a beehive.

“Ha… ha…!”

“Fucking monster.”

Even when the zombie completely stopped moving, they kept kicking the corpse to vent their anger.

Although they thought it was over, they didn’t realize this was, in fact, the most dangerous moment.

Grab!

“Gaaaah!”

The man who was bitten by the zombie to death had come back alive.

 

*

 

<You have killed 131 people.>

<Vicious Slayer! You have achieved a new record of the ‘Tower’.>

<Will you leave your name in Solomon’s Hall of Fame? If you decline, it will be displayed as ‘No-name’.>

 

Muyoung shook his head.

‘131 people.’

Muyoung’s record increased even when the undead killed humans.

After he had reached 3rd place for killing over 90 people, it seemed he had reached a new record.

If Muyoung could remember correctly, the top score was made by Ben the Slaughterer, but the time period was different.

‘Ben the Slaughterer hasn’t been summoned yet.’

He needed to wait three more years for Ben, who received the ‘Lunatic Sovereign’s Ring’ by killing more than 200 people, to be summoned.

However, as Muyoung had already reached the top score, he was planning to continue increasing his kill count. Therefore, Ben the Slaughterer will probably not be able to set a new record.

 

<‘Blood-Red Tower’ has been added to your history.>

<You have refused to leave your name in Solomon’s Hall of Fame.>

<1st place: No-name – 131 people.>

<2nd place: Wung Chunglin – 130 people.>

< 3rd place: Lucien – 111 people.>

 

The reward will be given once he left the tower.

Even if there weren’t any extra messages, he didn’t mind.

‘Wung Chunglin…!”

However, he couldn’t help, but frown as that name appeared in the records.

Wung Chunglin.

It was the real name of the chief who led the Forest of Death.

Out of hundreds of assassins, Muyoung was the only one who knew the real name of the chief.

He was truly a shadow as he existed in the boundaries of this world.

If Muyoung didn’t break through his brainwashing, he wouldn’t have known the chief’s real name in his lifetime.

Crunch!

From the current list of people Muyoung had to kill, Wung Chunglin was, of course, his top priority.

Even now, he will be growing the Forest of Death as the people he had killed with his hands were unable to rest in peace and were in infinite pain.

Like Muyoung in the past, there will be a continuous rise of people who are kidnapped and forced to perform these hell-like duties.

‘Wait for me.’

For now, it wasn’t the right time.

Muyoung was only given one chance.

He wasn’t as easygoing as to think he would be given another chance to return to the past.

As his memories were clear, there was no way for Wung Chunglin to avoid death.

Muyoung calmed his rage. In an instant, his breathing returned to normal and his heartbeat became regular.

It wasn’t like he could fulfill his revenge right away.

Instead, he needed to focus on getting the Lunatic Sovereign’s Ring.

‘Zombies have a high chance of infecting their prey.’

He couldn’t say that the zombies themselves were strong.

The time they could move was short and they rotted fast if they didn’t continue to consume humans.

However, because of their contagiousness, people needed to be alert.

But those who were unaware of the undead were just good prey.

The zombies were continuously increasing in numbers.

“Collin, that bitch. He used us knowing we were gonna die?”

“To the 3rd floor! It’s impossible on the 2nd floor!”

“The Status, Status Viewer is ringing.”

“The other entrance is being blocked by a skeleton. And the bastard called Slayer has a serious injury! We have a chance.”

Muyoung could sense five people fairly close by.

The challengers approached, knowing that Muyoung the Slayer was at that location.

They seemed to have made a detour after seeing the Skeleton of Fire and Ice in front of the other entrance.

‘There are starting to split up.’

He could sense that the group, that was gathering people, had started to break apart.

And also that the person in the middle of all this was a man called ‘Collin’.

His comrades who were killed by Muyoung would come back alive as undead only attack them.

It seemed impossible for Collin to gain the trust of the people.

It was like Muyoung had planned.

He just quietly unsheathed Anguish.

 

*

 

<‘Slayer’ has killed 150 people!>

<Following the Laws of Solomon, depending on the level of contribution, a reward will be given to those who kill the ‘Slayer’.>

<The 2nd floor will close after 4 hours and 49 minutes.>

 

Was it a safety measure?

The alert level about Muyoung would change in intervals of 50 kills.

And as he reached 150 people, he was recognized as the ‘Boss’.

As if it didn’t want Muyoung to kill anymore.

However, the number of people who came to the entrance to kill Muyoung had decreased over time.

It couldn’t be helped.

There was no way that people would come crawling to a place if they knew it meant their deaths.

It was because they all entered the tower to hunt, not to be hunted.

Muyoung waited patiently.

They didn’t like the zombies, Muyoung, or the Skeleton of Fire and Ice.

Then he wondered, what kind of decision will people make?

‘Escape.’

By killing five people they could leave the tower.

It was an absolute proposition and their only way out.

As people gathered, their selfishness tended to grow stronger.

For now, they will group up because of Collin, but it was only a matter of time.

‘I should start moving.’

There was no point in blocking the entrance any further.

Collin would most likely try to leave the place to save himself or to arrange an all-out attack on Muyoung since he was now recognized as the ‘Boss’.

It was foolish to just continue blocking an entrance.

Zombies were now scattered all around the 2nd floor and, through them, he was able to figure out the location of the people.

Muyoung just had to move.

Their confusion will only increase if they hear that the Slayer had started to hunt.

The decisions and the fates of those who were cornered were already decided.

 

*

 

Beep – Beep – !

An alert sounded from the Status Viewer.

The red dot on the map was moving quickly.

The movements of the Slayer, who used to only guard the entrance, made people nervous.

“Gaaah!”

People who faced the red dot were surely killed.

The people who were still alive could only hear dying screams of the victims.

People were frightened out of their senses.

The combination of zombies and the Slayer were enough for them to lose their souls.

Stab!

In the end, someone had made a drastic decision.

“Cough! You..!”

“I’m, I’m sorry. If I just kill you, I will have 5 kills. I don’t want to die.”

They gathered because of Collin, but their priority was to survive.

A bright light wrapped around the body of the man who stabbed his own comrade.

And as if it was a lie, the man’s body soon disappeared.

The people who watched the scene felt as if the ‘line’ they were holding on to broke free.

The first time was always hard, but, afterwards, it would progressively get easier.

Beep – Beep – Beep…

Even so, the red dot kept moving.

“Die!”

“Aahhhh!”

The robust group made up of tens of people could only be shaken by the fear of death.

But, there was something he couldn’t understand at all.

They clearly said that the Slayer was severely injured.

That he was stabbed with a sword and his blood was gushing out.

However, the Slayer didn’t even care about the zombies and kept moving.

By him, a lot of people had died.

There was only one thought that came up on everyone’s mind.

‘Is he a monster?’

A thought that it might be possible for him to not be human!

A suspicion that he might even be controlling the zombies himself.

“Who the hell is the Slayer!”

Finally, someone screamed out.

It was obvious.

The person who told everyone that the Slayer was injured had ended up having a convulsive death.

The messages that popped in front of the people were the only way for them to learn about the Slayer.

The words that stated how many people he had killed.

In the end, no one knew if he was a human or a monster.

No one…

 

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38 thoughts on “Chapter 23: Blood-Red Tower (5)”

  1. Thanks for the chapter. Letting zombies run loose turned out to be a lot more effective than what I had in mind, then again I didn’t know that they were like typical zombies in that they could infect people. It’s also good to have it confirmed that he gets kill counts from his minions.

    1. yeah.. I was suprised at all the things that happened in this chapter..and we sorta believed that it should count towards the kill counts cuz it’s still his undeads that are killing.. but yes it was nice for a confirmation. Thanks again for reading~
      – Yoni

  2. is not like most of those inside can be called human…

    btw, I just noticed… the mc was through a hell of trouble just to get his class… how is that a prince of “england” gets a prince class??

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