I Obtained a mythic Item Chapter 242

I Obtained a Mythic Item

**Chapter 241: Guild Joint Mission (2)**

“Do you really want to try this with me?”

Lee Jaeshin fixed his gaze upon Jaehyun, speaking in an authoritative tone. Yet his face betrayed no sign of anger, which was simple enough to explain – he found Jaehyun immensely interesting.

‘What an intriguing guy.’ Lee Jaeshin thought to himself with genuine curiosity.

Jaehyun, who stood before him, was at best just a cadet. Even as a noteworthy prodigy, he was little more than a cub that hadn’t fully realized his talents. However, the talent that Jaehyun had just displayed far surpassed what was expected of a mere cadet.

‘It’s as if he’s been a veteran of the battlefield for over a decade. The way he compresses, releases, and applies his magical power. There’s nothing he’s not adept at. Astounding.’

The recent display of power control when he dispersed his own magical energy was no simple feat attributed to mere genius.

Jaehyun managed to reduce his magical energy to the exact necessary amount, effortlessly erasing his presence, something not easily learned without years of battle-hardened experience.

At least a decade – that was the time Lee Jaeshin figured it would take a genius to master such control.

But…

‘…that’s impossible.’

Lee Jaeshin shook his head, dismissing the thought. The young man in front of him was barely twenty years old. It made no sense to claim he had spent nearly a decade on the battlefield.

After gathering his thoughts, Lee Jaeshin spoke with a cold sneer.

“I dislike braggarts.”

“Coincidence. I feel the same.”

Jaehyun retorted, and a slight smile formed at the corner of Lee Jaeshin’s mouth. His interest in the young man had been growing since earlier.

‘It’s been a long time since I’ve been treated like this by a youngster.’

He was, after all, the guild master of the Guild of the Wind God. An esteemed S-class Raider known nationwide, and even worldwide, for his unparalleled speed. His swift swordplay was so renowned that even Balak would yield to him.

And here was a mere freshman maintaining a defiant stance towards him?

Jaehyun, on the other hand, found it just as unbelievable.

‘Even if he is an S-class Raider, I’ve reached the second stage of divine power liberation. With this power, I could take on several of them at once.’

Recently, he had smoothly achieved the second stage of divine power liberation. Although it was true that Lee Jaeshin was strong and had been his goal before regression, Jaehyun had outgrown him as a target.

Of course, Lee Jaeshin didn’t seem to think so.

“Courage and recklessness are not the same. I’ll let it slide for now, but you’d do well to be mindful next time we meet.”

At Lee Jaeshin’s statement, Jaehyun responded with a smirk.

“We’ll see who should be careful.”

In that moment, Lee Jaeshin’s eyes narrowed. Just as his magical power was about to erupt once more, Yoo Seong-eun, who had been standing by, intervened.

“Do you have business with my student, Guild Master Lee Jaeshin?”

“…It seems I’ve stumbled upon quite an interesting one.”

Lee Jaeshin replied, without diverting his gaze from Jaehyun.

“But you’d best not be too nosy. I won’t be generous with your student’s mistakes again.”

“Do as you wish. However, should my student come under threat…”

Yoo Seong-eun raised her head.

“I might accidentally make a mistake myself.”

She smiled.

* * *

A moment later.

Jaehyun and his colleagues gathered in the Yeonhwa Guild’s main building for a briefing on the mission. Having visited a few times during previous events, the conference room was familiar territory.

Seated around the massive wooden table, they sipped tea and exchanged conversation. Yoo Seong-eun, engaging in small talk with her colleagues, eventually steered the discussion toward the main subject.

“First off, thank you for agreeing to join Yeonhwa Guild on this mission. I will do everything in my power to ensure you can complete the task safely.”

“As expected, the head represents us the best…! I never considered other guilds from the start!”

Kim Yujeong said with a bright expression, to which Yoo Seong-eun responded with a smile.

“Thank you.”

“But… what exactly is the mission? I hope it’s not too dangerous…?”

Kwon Suyul asked hesitantly. Yoo Seong-eun nodded, then resumed speaking.

“This mission is to subdue a C-class dungeon managed by the Yeonhwa Guild.”

“C-class dungeon?”

“Yes. Although it’s a C-class, the dungeon is known for its water attribute monsters, so it won’t be easy. However, don’t worry too much. With Yeonhwa’s Raiders joining you, it won’t be dangerous.”

Her words rang true.

Even lower-ranked dungeons could be challenging, such as those infested with the undead of Helheim or those with water attribute monsters, like the one mentioned now.

‘It generally means we’ll encounter battles in places like seas or lakes. Without the relevant skills, it would certainly be tricky.’

Presumably, Yeonhwa had chosen this dungeon to develop their ability to cope with special circumstances – a thoughtful decision by Yoo Seong-eun.

“That should provide good training.”

Jaehyun murmured when suddenly…

“No, Jaehyun, you won’t be participating in this mission.”

“What?”

“You’ll have to tackle a different dungeon with me… if you don’t mind, that is.”

Yoo Seong-eun’s expression was as calm as ever as she spoke. Jaehyun somehow felt a sinking feeling deep in his chest.

‘Something doesn’t feel right.’

The taste in his mouth had turned bitter. Instinctively, Jaehyun sensed that something was unfolding.

* * *

After the discussion about the mission ended, Jaehyun remained alone in Yeonhwa’s conference room at Yoo Seong-eun’s request.

Soon after, Yoo Seong-eun, who had seen the others out, stepped into the room.

“I apologize for taking up your time. There’s a favor I absolutely need to ask of you.”

“It’s rare for you to request a favor from me.”

Jaehyun said, then crossed his hands neatly in front of him.

“Is it serious?”

A wealth of meaning was packed into his question.

Indeed, she continued speaking, her demeanor as measured as ever.

“It’s serious. In fact, it’s an unprecedented natural disaster unfolding before us.”

“Natural disaster?”

“Yes. You might have heard. The average grade of the Gates has been rising recently, causing headaches for all the Raiders.”

Jaehyun nodded in acknowledgment.

Indeed, this topic had been a frequent news item of late. When he first returned after facing the third trial and dined at a meat restaurant, hadn’t he seen related news on the TV? His compatriots had mentioned that this had been brewing for some time.

It had seemed trivial at the time, but Yoo Seong-eun’s mannerism indicated it was anything but.

“An ultra-large Gate that surpasses S-class has emerged in Korea.”

Yoo Seong-eun bit her lip after starting the conversation.

“We need your help to prevent it.

Will you help me?”

For a moment, Jaehyun’s expression hardened.

‘In my previous life, I never heard of an S-class or higher Gate appearing.’

As the thought struck him, an eerie sensation crawled up his spine.

This was alien.

It was something he had felt consistently since his regression, but now, it was unbearably intense.

Jaehyun was certain.

This ultra-large Gate and the dungeons appearing all around the world were no coincidence.

The Aesir, they were on the move.

* * *

In a corner of Odin’s palace in Asgard, a woman was walking down a dark, lengthy corridor that seemed to stretch endlessly.

Click-clack, click-clack.

With each step, her well-oiled armor clanked softly.

The woman, Sigrún, was one of the Valkyrie commanders.

Stop.

Her footsteps halted abruptly, and her usually tight-lipped mouth opened.

“What’s the matter, Hugin?”

Her gaze pointedly aimed into the depths of the abyssal darkness.

Sigrún had sensed the presence of the being that was observing her from the shadows for some time now.

“As I thought, it’s you, Sigrún. To notice so quickly that I’ve been following you…”

A man’s voice, as if overlaid with static, reached her from the far end of the hallway. The owner of the voice, Hugin, Odin’s raven, began to approach her slowly.

He spoke with a calm voice.

“I have a proposal for you.”

“A proposal?”

“I understand that you’ve been tasked by Freyja. You’ve been told to deal with the Antagonist of Prophecy.”

“That’s right. But it shouldn’t concern you.”

Sigrún responded with marked annoyance.

Indeed, Freyja had recently made such a request – to eliminate the Antagonist of Prophecy. It was ultimately an order handed down directly from Odin himself.

Hugin, just a mere raven, had no place meddling in such affairs.

‘Why would he bring this up?’ Sigrún pondered, but Hugin’s voice persisted.

“You’re right, it doesn’t concern me. However, I can offer help.”

“Help?”

“Yes. If you permit it, I will aid you, Sigrún.

After all, preparing the army to attack him will take time… It would be wise to weaken their forces in the interim.”

“…That’s not a bad idea.”

For Sigrún, the proposition was appealing.

The Antagonist of Prophecy’s true might was unknown, but considering how even Heimdall recently fared, he wouldn’t be an easy foe.

Sigrún did not want to lose her soldiers in a futile battle.

“Do you have a specific plan?”

Thus, Sigrún was compelled to inquire.

In response, Hugin spoke with a flat tone.

“Yes. All preparations have been made.”

Realization dawning on her, Sigrún’s eyes narrowed.

“… So this is why Midgard is in turmoil. You’re the one who’s caused the emergence of ultra-large Gates around the world.”

Hugin simply lifted the corners of his mouth in response; words were unnecessary.

As the two exchanged glances, a heavy silence lingered in the air.

Hugin had always known she wouldn’t be able to refuse his offer.

Likewise, Sigrún found herself increasingly swayed.

Even if Hugin’s plan failed, she wouldn’t suffer any consequences.

They would simply use each other for their respective needs and discard the bond once its value faded.

The interaction between the two entities was purely transactional.

“Fine. If you can, then go ahead. I’ll leave the Antagonist in your hands for the time being.”

With those words, Sigrún walked away, leaving the corridor behind.

Moments later, Hugin, now alone, gazed down at his trembling hand, musing.

‘Min Jaehyun. The Antagonist of Prophecy.’

With a cold, steely expression, he knew.

‘He must be dealt with soon.’

He wanted to swiftly remove the obstacle that stood in the way of his grand designs.

Hugin reflected on the last time he had seen Jaehyun, murmuring to himself.

“The second Ragnarok begins soon. Antagonist, can you truly protect what you hold dear?”



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