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i also think rak is on 30+ floor because he was not with S1 team and he was coming to 30th floor . u can come down but to go up u have to pass test so it logical for him to be on 30+ floor then 30- floor to change floor. also he was not part of S1 for tournament as we saw because number of members in team S1 S2 and FUG r 8 each
Rak is clearly not part of the S1 team and since he's going to the tournament he is clearly on at least the 30th floor, but I don't see any indication that he is on a higher floor. I wouldn't expect him to have climbed faster than the S1 team, but they did hang out on the 30th floor for two years after failing the test, so it's possible he could have passed them. Hwa Ryun says the tournament is for E-grade regulars, and although we don't know exactly which floors the ranks change at, it's possible that up to the 40th floor could be allowed to participate.
Koon mentioned in the previous chapter that he intends to beat the S1 team. Also, when we first learned about the tournament, Koon and Leesoo decided that it would be a competition between their two teams. Keeping the fact that he is alive a secret is an advantage, plus Koon seems like the type to want to make a flashy entrance. I'm not so sure that the S1 team would give up on the tournament so easily; not only are there valuable items at stake, but also their reputation. Just like FUG wants their team to be recognized as the strongest, I'm sure the S1 team does as well. Having people be afraid of you could make passing future tests easier. I'm sure they'd be glad Baam is alive, but they might want to beat the FUG team themselves.
The S1 team not knowing that he's alive isn't an advantage considering they'll find out as soon as the tournament starts anyway, a flashy entrance maybe though. Well if they find out what Baam has gone through for the past 7 years for them, I'd say it's pretty likely that they'll give up on the tournament, right now their main goal seems to be to kill Viole to avenge Koon rather than win some of the weapons, which is also another problem that Koon needs to take into account - what if they actually kill Baam? Having people be afraid of you doesn't make future tests easier, those who will be afraid of them will be fodder anyway, they'll be beaten regardless of whether they're afraid or not, those who aren't afraid will be the ones they'll have to worry about.
Maybe this is all because of Koon's pride, he could get the S1 team involved and make it much easier to win, but he may consider that to be cheating and would rather just do things on his own, it would fit with his character I suppose.
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Yay! One day after isn't something bad at all.
Good chapter, i hyped out when Koon was invited to the Workshop. Everything is going accord to the what has been said; Baam's strong vs normal vs weak teams. I like it... although didn't much Koon being lider, training and doing nothing wasn't something i expected from him. Wangnam and company were the same, Dan was healed but sucks at comedy.
So i expect SIU takes in count the comedy stuff, i'm waiting rolf with Laure and Leesoo act, Rak's funny meddlings and Androssi talking girl's crap. Got wrong the thorn, was a technique that Baam already learned... good thing and Reflejo is so from a Karaka's faction that makes things interesting... also has a reaper, what a great weapon is
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ohhhh my bad haha... I thought you were talking about viole when you said improved strength and experience lmao
Pretty good chapter to make te tension arise. Great work from SIU to warm up the readers before an arc, kinda reminds me Oda in that sense.
And well, this is one of the arcs I was waiting for since SIU commented on it to be the focus of the second season. Can't fucking wait.