Have a Meal Before You Go - Chapter 46
< The Machine Era>
Editor: Kris wu
Gearwalk was happy. This was because the engineer called him urgently in the middle of the night to inform him that he has finished with the parts he requested.
Gearwalk went out to meet him in the cold, foggy night.
Lim Ho was a very skilled engineer who had worked with Gearwalk for a long time. He brought out the file with shaky hands.
Gearwalk took the file from his hands and flipped through, page by page.
[Code Number: 02041]
[Mana Sensitivity: Good]
[Majongsok Power Level 521: Reacts]
[Majongsok Power Level 522: Reacts]
[Majongsok Power Level 523: Collapse]
The power level figures show the amount of energy emitted by the majongsoks. If a majongsok has a power level of 500 and above, it is safe to say that it is a rank 6 majongsok.
Gearwalk was impressed
“So, constructing weapons from the carcasses of the defeated monsters could withstand attacks from rank 6 monsters….maybe it could even hold off the boss of the dungeon.”
Lim Ho nods in agreement.
“Yes, perhaps, we will finally achieve our goal.”
A bright smile hung on their faces. But it soon disappeared.
“The material that will be collected from the boss will be worth it……”
“However, when I saw the dead bodies of lower-ranked monsters, I noticed that their power levels seemed to fall significantly.”
Gearwalk nodded at his words.
It seemed to prove one fact though.
‘The majongsok engineering of their world must be amazing!’
However, the engineering skill was backwards. So with highly skilled engineers, a better and more efficient majongsok could be made.
Gearwalk ran out of the industry.
“Gearwalk! Where are you going?!”
“The association’s special team must have crossed the Seodaemun border by now. I must go see it!”
Engineer Lim Ho sighed and followed Gearwalk.
The ceiling of the maze-type dungeon was covered in bright, blinding lights. The wind blew cooly and deep inside the maze stood a farm.
On one side, it rained and on another side, the sun shone brightly and there was shade at the far stretched side of the dungeon.
The rain, sun and win contained bleak amounts of pure mana. This was because of the huge majongsok that stood in the middle of the dungeon
The weather changes which were accompanied with pure mana accelerated crop growth, and with the addition of the Hell Cow’s blood as manure, was simply the foundation for crop growth here in this dungeon.
Mino goes out to the farm today again.
* * *
His real name is minotaur
At one point, his Hyung started calling him Mino because he was too lazy to call his full name.
The fact that his chances of survival increased brought him relief.
Of course, his Hyung sometimes requests for his flesh, but that doesn’t matter. If my back, neck or tail is fine for several days, I would feel empty.
Anyways, it was quite surprising that his body parts were intact and functioning well. My hyung also hasn’t visited the dungeon for a long time now. And it’s oddly quiet today.
“Excuse me. Mino, please look over there.”
The pompous beauty who spoke in a friendly manner was Sofrin Lisse, one of the 4 great monarchs of the demon world. Sofrin Lisse has big boobs- just like the female Hell Cows.
At first, Mino thought that that milk could be squeezed out of them for consumption.
Of course, that isn’t possible.
She may seem like a pretty naive country girl now, but in reality, she is one of the monarchs under the demon king that commands the vampire corps.
In fact, Mino is a type of monster that rarely speaks but works very hard. But in this dungeon, there is a rule that says “Those who do not work, do not eat.”
Mino turned his head to where Sofrin Lisse pointed.
The crop was wandering around the farm. The…The roots of the plant came alive. and began to walk about!
The plant couldn’t speak, but somehow it was alive and walking. Mino picked up the onion and headed towards Sofrin Lisse.
“Madam Lisse, this plant is alive.”
Mino looked at the struggling plant in his hand. It looked fascinating so he decided to tell Sofrin Lisse.
“Should we keep it?”
“Do you know how to take care of it?”
“I think I can but can you?”
Sofrin nodded with a look of interest on her face.
Since that day, taking care of the walking crop has been added to their schedule.
Sofrin decided to name one of the plants; Johannes Kaijin Kindred Python but was disappointed because it was a difficult name.
Instead, that particular plant was named ‘ddubuki’. However, since that day, he has been following Mino everywhere he went.
It even followed Mino to take a bath under the rain. He followed him into the fields and remained still, watching him work.
As Mino was ploughing the fields, he saw the green shoots at the other side swaying beautifully in the direction of the calm breeze.
The pleasant smell of fresh crops grazed the tip of his nose. Is it the smell of spring or summer?
The rice crop was a good harvest. The field had a mixture of green and golden rice. As soon as the rice crop is all golden, they’ll be ready to harvest.
Mino, who was restless, cried out.
“Yes? What’s the matter?”
Sofrin Lisse who was behind Mino replied.
“Farming….it is not as bad as i thought it would.”
Mino was speechless.
Sofrin Lisse quietly lifted her head and looked around. The hell cows worked hard and the meal after everyone worked hard tasted the best.
Something that was unimaginable in the demon world
Peace? What is that?
A wicked world that slaughtered the weak in countless wars so as to be considered the strongest. That word meant nothing to the inhabitants of that world.
I never bothered to ask but why? Why is the demon world known for fighting only?
She closed her eyes, nodding.
Suddenly, Mino turned his head to the crop behind him , only to find out that the always active ddubuki no longer moved around.
Mino carefully picked the little plant up.
It’s roots were drooping.
Mino cried out. He then placed it down on the field and covered it with dirt
“Sofrin Lisse, this little one is dead.”
* * *
Cheol-ho came into the dungeon after a long time.
“What the heck?”
It has been almost a month since Cheol-ho visited the maze-type dungeon. A lot of things have happened since then. Yawning, Cheol-ho walked into the dungeon and forced his sleepy eyes open to take a look around.
The dungeon…has changed completely.
Since very early in the morning, the hell cows have been ploughing the fields, sowing and harvesting. Although it was a dungeon full of monsters, somehow, it had a country-side vibe.
“Oh my god.”
It’s interesting to see groups of monsters work together.
“Oh. Hyung is here!”
This monster was quite friendly but Cheol-ho was tired of saying; “I’m not your brother” so he just shook his head.
“Cabbage, lettuce and………”
“Hyung, we have rice too.”
“Oh, you have rice?”
Cheol-ho turned his head, looking at the perfect golden crops swaying with the wind. In front of him, Sofrin Lisse was seen harvesting the rice crops. She was dressed in decent clothing and smiled with the other hell cows around her.
The demon king would be surprised to see that. Cheol-ho smiles to himself.
“Alright then, give me some rice. Fill this bag.”
Cheol-ho opened the bag that was hung on his back. What came out of it was……….
“Ah! Oh my god!”
A confused Cheol-ho pointed to the walking plants.
“Hey, why was that in there?”
Cheol-ho scratched his head. Just yesterday, flower girl and Gentleman came to the restaurant and the drunk flower girl made all those veggies walk around.
But somehow, they are still active.
Gentleman bowed down countless times to apologize.
Some of the vegetables were caught and the others….hid in this bag.
“Take care of them. There is something I need to talk to you about.”
“Sofrin Lisse! three more are here!”
It was obvious that Mino was excited to see the three walking plants.
He even calls them ‘ddubuki’
I think the last time i came here, one of the walking plants fell out of this same bag
I don’t remember clearly. It’s not that important
Cheol-ho asked again.
“You were one of the demon king’s servants right?”
“Did the demon king invade the Esfan continent?”
Mino tilted his head in confusion and asked.
“Tell me, is there another dimension?”
Sofrin, who was working, suddenly ran to Cheol-ho to greet him.
Cheol-ho asked her the same question. She nodded without hesitation.
Cheol-ho asks again.
“Have you ever crossed over to another dimension?”
Sofrin replies, pouting.
“It wasn’t more than a glance….because it was not our intention to go to Esfan in the first place?”
This is embarrassing.
“Do you know about other dimensions?”
“Hmm. The magic dimension, spirit dimension and the intermediate dimension. And two other dimensions with no names. I only know this much……….but i do not know the details of the dimensions.”
She blinked and added.
“Maybe the demon king knows?”
Last night, a huge truck caught my attention as I was leaving the restaurant.
It contained weird looking scraps that didn’t look like they were from this world.
Cheol-ho then recalled the dimension of advanced technology he saw before he returned to reality
‘The machine era.’
The gaps from those dimensions seemed to lead to another world.