Skeleton Soldier Couldn't Protect the Dungeon

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Vol. 1 Ch. 54
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@Kaarme Yeah that's fair, especially when it comes to what's basically just a random Korean webtoon I can see the desire to not trust the author that much when they ham up how powerful someone is. I guess I feel more trusting here because I feel like that's more of an issue with antagonists that the MC needs to beat up+overcome in the immediate future, vs temporary acquaintances like necrogirl, and even if she does become an antagonist this arc, this webtoon has the get-out-of-jail free card where the MC doesn't actually need to be able to overcome his strong opponents because he can just die instead and start a new arc where he just avoids them until later on.
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Shit, I was actually rooting for the knights, they were so brave and loyal :(
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Somehow the arc does feel awkwardly bad. Maybe because I don't feel any attachment to the necrogirl? Seeing her kill all those people who were just fighting to protect the prince (doing their jobs) and their own lives, just because some douche accepted a murder request, I just thought 'I really wish she would lose.' They lived, loved, longed for years just to die in a few minutes in this dirt hole, Just because she wants to take. Are we supposed to like her, like thief girl, that also murdered people for her own gains?
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@Salfaro You have very convincing arguments there. I failed to pay attentino to the fact she really loves to create powerful, named underlings, so it makes sense she would need to go around to gather material. Thus the mission itself might have been of lesser interest to her, compared to finding suitable candidates to turn into undead beings among the imperial entourage. I did sell her short. Though that being said, I still find it most of the time suspicious when someone is claimed to be the strongest of anything.
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@Kaarme

I dunno, I don't think there's really too much reason to not believe she's the strongest (as of now), when the comment was made by part of the Emperor's guard, IDing her by name instead of just someone gawking at her power. She also had basically an entire chapter+ of power showing-off super powerful abilities, which seems like the kind of thing an author would do to their pet OP Necro character. It kinda makes me think of Mihawk in One Piece, he shows up super early in the series to show off some power and then scoots off forever, but to this day he's still the strongest swordsman in One Piece.

Wrt it being weird that someone could just hire the strongest necromancer in the world and comparing it to trying to hire the president of the top adventurer's guild, keep in mind that nobody actually tried to hire her specifically, they just tried to hire the assassin guild and she picked up the job when everyone else had a case of cold feet, because she had something to gain from it. But also, she's not a regular enlisted member of the assassin guild since she's an "honorary member", which is the kind of title an organization gives you when they actively seek you out because of your achievements.

Plus, she's identified as one of "the Three" instead of as someone from the assassin's guild, meaning that she still has more notability and achievements that the author hasn't revealed yet. It's possible that usually the assassin's guild is beneath her grade usually, but she just decided to pick up this job as a way to gain access to battlefields where the corpses of "heroes" (and probably demons) reside.

It's always possible the series goes on longer than the author expects and he needs to write up a stronger necro, but idk I just don't feel like that's the plan at this point.
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Rip Captain, he was a cool guy.
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@SuppeBargeld Yeah, but I dislike it when an author makes such a statement and then proceeds to make it unlikely. Which is why I'll just go forward and deny it.

But then again, maybe she indeed is the strongest necromancer alive. The better ones actually succeeded in becoming liches and thus aren't alive anymore. She's just half-assedly stuck between life and unlife.
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@boag @Kaarme
It was already stated in chapter 52 that she is indeed the strongest necromancer alive.
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@Kaarme
I dunno, im not writing this shit, im just reading it.
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Thanks for the upload.
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@boag Who could possibly hire the most powerful necromancer to do anything? That's just one more sign revealing she's no most powerful necromancer. It would be like marching into the adventurers' guild supreme headquarters in the capital city of the largest empire and trying to hire the president of the guild to serve as a bodyguard for a trip.
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Necromancer uses .... genetic analysis!!!

It's super effective!

Seriously? That has to be less believable part of the story so far: genetic analysis magic :D Also, the implication that there is a genetic information library of some kind to check the result against it and that the royals genetic intel is there ... :/

Well, TBH I'm finding this subplot the less believable as it further develops. Let's recap:

- Necrogurl, apparently the strongest necromancer known, is part of assasins guild ( yay for tropes ) that receives a request to kill the Emperor's son

- Guild denies requeston the basis that it is too risky of a move and that it could imbalance the politics of the world too hard.

- Necrogurl, for, well, reasons ( they are never coherently explained ), decides to leave the Guild and fulfill the request anyway.

- Then she passes a lot of time ( it is never stated how much, but that hole should had take atleast a week or so to to make, and she had lost time to do the recon ) preparing a trap for the Emperor's son.

So, some questions:

- How do you leave a Assasins Guild alive and in possession of the request information? That is a good question because traitors to secret societies tend to not leave them alive, especially a secret society specialized in assasinations ;) , and even if they actually had her get out peacefully, they would definitely not hand her the intel of the request willingly .The only believable explanation is that Necrogurl killed them all, but that is never stated, and frankly , it is somewhat stretching believability ( assasins tend to be hard to kill, I guess :D )

-Why is she so eager to fullfill this request? That is probably the wierdest part of this all. it is suggested that she is doing this for amusement, but well, the affair was so much of a curbstomp that I really can't see her taking out much enjoyment of that . I have a very sneaky suspicion that there are other plans floating around ... who knows, maybe Necrogurl is the chief of the Necro society ;)

-Third and more important: How is this arc in ANY way fitting the rest of thev story so far? :P
Last edited 1 year ago by rrolo1.
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@Kaarme
Wasnt she hired to kill the Emperor?
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Welp, getting to that emperor was easier than it was in Skyrim...
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@brokenglish
solo leveling...
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@pesimus what's the first one
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second manhwa I read showing that necromancers are badass
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@boag Why would the most powerful necromancer on the planet be personally wandering the woods and caves, digging holes in roads, ambushing stupid nobles, and all that jazz? It doesn't sound like a worthy way of spending time and effort for the ultimate expert. She's a half-assed person anyway, somehow stuck at the halfway point between flesh and lichdom.
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Idk... it seems to me that the Emperor and Necro-waifu are actually working together.
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@Kaarme
But shes not a stray necromancer, from what it looks like she might be the most powerful necro on the planet.
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