The residents freaked out.
"A-Are you suggesting a rebellion?"
"A rebellion? It is the lord who is causing the rebellion! We are the people of Earl Steim. Well go against the demons who joined hands to go against Earl Steims will!"
The residents were reminded that they had justification to go against the lord. Their morale started rising.
"Okay! I will follow Khan!"
"It is impossible to drive out the lord with our strength, but with our indignation, we will let the world know that something is wrong in Winston. Then Earl Steim will eventually hear the news about Winston."
"We have to fight for Grid, who is locked up because of us."
"I am going to fight!"
The residents decided to change Winstons fate with their own strength!
Khan opened the door of the warehouse and checked it. The warehouse was full of battle gear, the very same items that Grid produced while practicing for the game. The performance wasnt excellent due to the limitations of the materials, but they were better than farming equipment.
The residents were excited as they armed themselves under Khans command.
"Head towards the Mero Company right now!"
"Yes! Grab Valmont!"
Khan restrained them. "If we attack the Mero Company, the news of our uprising will be delivered quickly to the lord and then the castle will be heavily defended."
"Then, we should go to the castle first?"
"Correct. We must enter the castle before news of our rebellion is passed onto the lord. If the lord is taken as a hostage, the soldiers wont be able to move and we can easily dismiss the Mero Company!"
A man came forward and said, "The architect who designed the castle is my great-grandfather. So I have a blueprint of the castle in my home. We can grasp the secret passages through the blueprint, allowing us to easily infiltrate the castle."
They saw hope. The residents werent helpless. They were confident they could drive out the lord and Mero Company. But it only lasted for a moment.
The windows of the blacksmiths second floor were shattered and soldiers armed with bows entered.
"Drop your weapons if you dont want to die!"
The smithys second floor was occupied by dozens of archers in an instant, all aiming their bows at the residents on the first floor. The residents were terrified as Valmont entered the smithy.
He laughed loudly, "Hey, I just came to take over the smithy, only to earn the chance for a big merit! Hahaha!"
The fat on his chin wobbled as he laughed.
Khan cried out to the laughing Valmont. "You framed Grid and had him arrested so that the result of the game wouldnt be revealed!"
"The result of the game is undetermined? Thats ridiculous. It was the Mero Companys complete victory. Didnt you see the work of the blacksmith we hired? Even if the details of the dagger that you and Grid made were disclosed, you wouldnt be able to beat her work. Ask the crowd, everybody would agree. The Mero Company won the game, so the proper owner of this smithy is the Mero Company."
"You! You definitely noticed that Grids work was much better than your blacksmiths, so you hastily arrested Grid in fear of being defeated in the game!"
Valmont ridiculed him, "If you want to blame someone, shouldnt you blame the eyes of the public? Anyway, throw away your weapon if you dont want to be immediately executed for causing a rebellion."
The atmosphere of the S.A Mongolian branch was very heavy.
"The EEG is too unstable. We cant guarantee Allunbatars health. If we dont forcefully log him out right now, he might need to be locked up in a mental hospital."
The experts advised to give up on this quest.
However, the Mongolian branch director Park Eunhyuks thoughts were different.
"Allunbatar has endured 48 hours and 10 minutes. It has reached up to here, so it isnt about PR anymore. We cant waste the effort of Allunbatar. There is only 1 hour and 50 minutes remaining. Until then, we will watch Allunbatar until the end."
It meant he wouldnt allow the forced logout. The faces of the executives turned white.
"Satisfy deserves criticism for the existence of a quest that puts the user at risk. If we dont take responsibility for the safety of the user, the company will take a bit hit."
"The whole world will think Satisfy is dangerous and service will be disrupted!"
Park Eunhyuk didnt back down from the executives. "My decision has been made. If anything goes wrong, I will take all responsibility. I will do my best to avoid damaging the company."
"No, why would you go so far? The current situation isnt that encouraging. The probability of Grid rescuing Huroi is only 9%! Furthermore, Grid was arrested as Hurois accomplice. Rather than rescuing Huroi, Grid will be stuck in the same dungeon. Isnt it a wise decision to force him to logout, since the quest will fail anyway?"
Park Eunhyuks thoughts were different.
"Isnt it a positive thing that Grid was arrested? They are now close to each other in the dungeon."
The executives were shocked.
"Grid is a legendary class, but he is low levelled. Furthermore, his items and weapons have been seized. How will he get out of the dungeon and rescue Huroi with just his body?"
"It has already been decided, so dont say anything more."
Park Eunhyuk dismissed them and focused on the monitor again. The first monitor had 48 hours stated on it. That was 192 hours stuck in the game, so Huroi was starting to panic. On the second monitor, the soldiers had just brought Grid into Winston Castle.
Obviously, the situation is desperate. Huroi cant be rescued with Grids strength. But something seems like it will happen.
After the Wait quest had been triggered, Park Eunhyuk watched Grid all the time. Grid was greedy, his tone was rude and his behaviour wasnt prudent. He was a figure far from the Apostle of Justice in the movies.
But nevertheless, Park Eunhyuk gained more confidence as he watched.
Grid always tried hard. He stood in front of a furnace for several hours and repeated hammering. He designed and made different items using the same materials. He moved his body and mind without any rest. He grumbled all day, but his actions were totally different.
Then he produced an amazing work in the item production game.
A user created the first...
Even if Grid had the fraudulent Legendary Blacksmiths Craftsmanship Skill, it was still too much to produce such an item so quickly.
He might not have talent, but his spirit is exceptional. It would be nice to believe in him.
Heroes in movies never gave up, no matter what hardships they suffered. And the hero should win in the end. Perhaps Grid deserved to be a hero too, Park Eunhyuk thought.
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