After a brief greeting, Park Sung-Joong began explaining how the portal and its management progressed.
Before players can enter the portal, they must present their ID and fill out some form that they have used the portal to go in La Elta. The same process is done after they came out the portal.
Players can select any portal to enter, however, if they want to return to their world, the players must return with the portal they came in. With the forms that the players have filled out, the management will be able to find out who are stuck on their quest inside La Elta.
By managing the portal in this way they will be able to catch unregistered players.
Those who try to sneak in without presenting their ID, which is legally mandatory, are more likely to commit crimes both large and small.
“Not all portals and dungeons are under control, of course. They appear all of a sudden, and sometimes the portal also disappears.”
Park Sung-Joong tried to explain in detail with layman terms, however, whether he explained it or not, everyone had a look that said, “Never mind the explanation, just show me the portal.”
I’m sure my expression isn’t that different.
“Come on, then come this way.”
When Park Sung-Joong opened the wire door, everyone lined up to enter.
Contrary to expectations, the inside is…
Just a black portal within an empty space.
It’s not like there’s light coming out or anything fancy.
The portal was black and round. In was levitating like a blackhole ready to swallow everything.
In front, there’s only a cemented circle that looks like only three people can stand in properly.
Other people also became very calm about the portal’s appearance that didn’t meet expectations.
“Only players can go inside through the portal, ordinary people can’t go inside. Like this.”
Park Sung-Joong tried to go in but he couldn’t. It was like there was a shield that prevented him from entering.
“When I try to get in, I get stuck like this. Whenever ordinary people try to go in, it may seem like a transparent membrane has surrounded the portal.”
Everyone approached the portal at Park Sung-Joong’s explanation, each of them tried and touch and press the membrane surrounding the portal.
There are people who are amazed by that, and there are people who became sad that they can’t go inside the portal.
I didn’t follow the others and remain standing from a distance, but I was still noticed by Park Sung-Joong.
“Why are you there alone? Come here and try it.”
Looking closely, the portal looked bigger and less attractive than I thought.
It looks like black paint splashed, but this is what connected Earth to La Elta.
When I was in La Elta, I saw several warp gates and sometimes used them. I remember that they were magnificent and cool.
That’s the extent of warp gates that can travel between regions, shouldn’t portals be more spectacular if they connect two different world?
Of course, lamenting won’t improve anything.
I reached out to the portal without thinking, however, my hands wasn’t even blocked like the others.
Then, should I be blocked if I went inside a little bit more?
The moment I thought so.
It got very dark in front of me.
I couldn’t even think about anything and suddenly everything in front of me was black.
After a while, my view cleared up and the scenery has changed.
It was not in the mountains somewhere in Suwon where I came from earlier.
I was in a different world.
A world where I spent more than 50 years, longer than the time I spent in Earth.
Specifically, It was the town of Veraford.
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“An ordinary person went inside the portal!”
“Does it make sense? How do ordinary people get inside the portal?”
“Did he awaken?”
“Really? Why didn’t he said that he awakened? Wow, a newbie!”
“No, it’s not the time to celebrate about this. We will lose our new recruits!”
Immediately after Lee Sung-han went to La Elta, the people who witnessed what happened to Suwon Portal was in chaos.
At first, they were stunned at the fact that a person they came with could enter the portal, but after witnessing how he went inside the portal with their own eyes, they started clamoring in chaos.
Of course, the most affected was Park Sung-Joong, their guide and the portal manager.
When Lee Sung-Han disappeared in the portal, he was the same as the people that remained but as soon as he went inside he called someone.
“No, I’m taking an outdoor leanng today, and one of the student went unside the portal… No, it’s not that. Awakened? No, no. It’s…
“Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Wait, I need to record before I forget it. Records ··· 15:42. Uh, uh, what’s the name of the person who just went inside the portal?”
There has never been such a mess.
As the chaos remained in the portal of the montainuos Suwon, a young man came out of the portal confused.
In front of the portal, Lee Sung-han blinked his eyes at the confusion.
“Oh, you are back already? You must have chosen a level 0 quest to finish it quickly.”
Park Sung-Joong approached Lee Sung-han.
But before he could finish his sentence, Lee Sung-han stepped back out of the portal and entered the portal again.
“No, if you go back in, you’ll have to do another quest!”
With the disappearance of Lee Sung-Han again, the place that had became quiet for a while, became noisy again.
There was more commotion than just before.
Once a person go back to La Elta, they must complete La Elta quest more than once before you can return.
But as soon as he return to Earth, he actually wanted go back to La Elta?
“You have to complete a quest in order to get out!”
Park Sung-Joong’s voice echoed, but Lee Sung-han, who had already left, did not answer.