I Alone Level-Up by Chugong

Synopsis and Starting Chapter
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45
Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 48
Chapter 49
Chapter 50
Chapter 51
Chapter 52
Chapter 53
Chapter 54
Chapter 55
Chapter 56
Chapter 57
Chapter 58
Chapter 59
Chapter 60
Chapter 61
Chapter 62
Chapter 63
Chapter 64
Chapter 65
Chapter 66
Chapter 67
Chapter 68
Chapter 69
Chapter 70
Chapter 71
Chapter 72
Chapter 73
Chapter 74
Chapter 75
Chapter 76
Chapter 77
Chapter 78
Chapter 79
Chapter 80
Chapter 81
Chapter 82
Chapter 83
Chapter 84
Chapter 85
Chapter 86
Chapter 87
Chapter 88
Chapter 89
Chapter 90
Chapter 91
Chapter 92
Chapter 93
Chapter 94
Chapter 95
Chapter 96
Chapter 97
Chapter 98
Chapter 99
Chapter 100
Chapter 101
Chapter 102
Chapter 103
Chapter 104
Chapter 105
Chapter 106
Chapter 107
Chapter 108
Chapter 109
Chapter 110
Chapter 111
Chapter 112
Chapter 113
Chapter 114
Chapter 115
Chapter 116
Chapter 117
Chapter 118
Chapter 119
Chapter 120
Chapter 121
Chapter 122
Chapter 123
Chapter 124
Chapter 125
Chapter 126
Chapter 127
Chapter 128
Chapter 129
Chapter 130
Chapter 131
Chapter 132
Chapter 133
Chapter 134
Chapter 135
Chapter 136
Chapter 137
Chapter 138
Chapter 139
Chapter 140
Chapter 141
Chapter 142
Chapter 143
Chapter 144
Chapter 145
Chapter 146
Chapter 147
Chapter 148
Chapter 149
Chapter 150
Chapter 151
Chapter 152
Chapter 153
Chapter 154
Chapter 155
Chapter 156
Chapter 157
Chapter 158
Chapter 159
Chapter 160
Chapter 161
Chapter 162
Chapter 163
Chapter 164
Chapter 165
Chapter 166
Chapter 167
Chapter 168
Chapter 169
Chapter 170
Chapter 171
Chapter 172
Chapter 173
Chapter 174
Chapter 175
Chapter 176
Chapter 177
Chapter 178
Chapter 179
Chapter 180
Chapter 181
Chapter 182
Chapter 183
Chapter 184
Chapter 185
Chapter 186 - Chapter 186
Chapter 187
Chapter 188
Chapter 189
Chapter 190
Chapter 191
Chapter 192
Chapter 193
Chapter 194
Chapter 195
Chapter 196
Chapter 197
Chapter 198
Chapter 199
Chapter 200
Chapter 201
Chapter 202
Chapter 203
Chapter 204
Chapter 205
Chapter 206
Chapter 207
Chapter 208
Chapter 209
Chapter 210
Chapter 211
Chapter 212
Chapter 213
Chapter 214
Chapter 215
Chapter 216
Chapter 217
Chapter 218
Chapter 219
Chapter 220
Chapter 221
Chapter 222
Chapter 223
Chapter 224
Chapter 225
Chapter 226
Chapter 227
Chapter 228
Chapter 229
Chapter 230
Chapter 231
Chapter 232
Chapter 233
Chapter 234
Chapter 235
Chapter 236
Chapter 237
Chapter 238
Chapter 239
Chapter 240
Chapter 241
Chapter 242
Chapter 243
Chapter 244
Chapter 245
Chapter 246
Chapter 247
Chapter 248
Chapter 249
Chapter 250
Chapter 251
Chapter 252
Chapter 253
Chapter 254
Chapter 255
Chapter 256
Chapter 257
Chapter 258
Chapter 259
Chapter 260
Chapter 261
Chapter 262
Chapter 263
Chapter 264
Chapter 265
Chapter 266
Chapter 267
Chapter 268
Chapter 269
Chapter 270
Categories Genre: Action, Adventure, All, Completed, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural Status: Completed Tags Authors: , ,


Total Chapters in book: 270
Estimated words: 886135 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 4431(@200wpm)___ 3545(@250wpm)___ 2954(@300wpm)

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Alternative Titles:

Only I level up, Solo Leveling, 나 혼자만 레벨업

Source: Qidian International
Book Details / Information: 10 years ago, after “the Gate” that connected the real world with the monster world opened, some of the ordinary, everyday people received the power to hunt monsters within the Gate. They are known as “Hunters”. However, not all Hunters are powerful. My name is Sung Jin-Woo, an E-rank Hunter. I’m someone who has to risk his life in the lowliest of dungeons, the “World’s Weakest”. Having no skills whatsoever to display, I barely earned the required money by fighting in low-leveled dungeons… at least until I found a hidden dungeon with the hardest difficulty within the D-rank dungeons! In the end, as I was accepting death, I suddenly received a strange power, a quest log that only I could see, a secret to leveling up that only I know about! If I trained in accordance with my quests and hunted monsters, my level would rise. Changing from the weakest Hunter to the strongest S-rank Hunter!

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Chapter 1

Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Prologue

Part 0: Prologue

[Daily Quest is now available.]

An articulate voice of a young female.

This was definitely not a game. Of course, it wasn’t a dream, either.

But, her voice definitely resounded within my head. Hell, I could even see the quest window floating in mid-air, too.

‘Could it be… Even today?”

While fervently praying in my head, I cautiously opened the information window.


[Daily Quest: Preparations to become strong]

Press-up, 100 times: Incomplete (0/100)

Sit-up, 100 times: Incomplete (0/100)

Squat, 100 times: Incomplete (0/100)

Running, 10 km: Incomplete (0/10)

※Warning: Incompletion of Daily Quests will result in appropriate levels of punishment.

As soon as I got to confirm the contents of the Daily Quest, I began cussing out reflexively.

“Awww… Just how many days has it been already?!”


Part 1: Rank E Hunter

Rank E Hunter, Seong Jin-Woo.

No matter where he went, this title always followed him around.

Jin-Woo’s overall strength was almost the same as a regular human being. With the exception of being a bit stronger and his wounds healing slightly faster, Jin-Woo was about the same as regular people in every other aspect.

It was par for the course then, that he’d always end up getting injured. He nearly died several times, too.

Of course, it wasn’t as if Seong Jin-Woo liked being a Hunter.

The work was dangerous, others made fun of him, and to confound the matters even further, the pay was pretty pathetic, as well.

If it weren’t for the medical aid paid out by the Hunter Association to the Hunters in their “payroll”, he’d have turned in his hunter licence and quit by now, and live his life like a regular person.

Unfortunately, someone like Seong Jin-Woo, in his mid-twenties and lacking in any tangible job skills, there was no other way but to remain as a Hunter if he wanted to pay for his mother’s hospital fee of millions of won every month.

Should one say that he had no choice in the matter?

That was why, even though he didn’t want to, he simply had to participate in the raid supervised by the Association.


Hunters operating within the same area tended to know each other pretty well. In the event of a Gate opening up, all the Hunters in that district would be asked to come, that’s why.

The Hunters who had arrived early sipped on the cups of coffee handed out by the Association’s employee and shared cordial greetings with each other.

“Oh, hey. Mister Kim, Over here. Here.”

“Oh? Mister Park, what are you doing here? I thought you were giving up on being a Hunter?”

“Well, that… My wife is pregnant with our second child.”

“Hahahaha, is that so. Yeah, for a Hunter to earn big in one go, participating in a raid is the best, isn’t it.”

Mister Kim jovially burst out in laughter. Mister Park followed suit with a sheepish chuckle, before asking Kim.

“By the way, why do I feel like that the Association is calling on us less and less nowadays? Did the number of Gates decrease or something?”

“Eii, of course not. That’s only because the Guilds are getting all worked up over clearing the Gates; it’s got nothing to do with the Association. I hear that various Guilds are jumping in with both feet since there is big profit involved in this whole thing.”

“Well, in that case, since this raid is being supervised by the Association, it should be safe, no?”

Mister Park took a glance around as if he was getting nervous.

If a Guild was not involved today, that meant there wasn’t enough profit to be had, and if there wasn’t enough profit to be had, then that could only mean that this particular Gate’s difficulty would be low.

Of course, nothing in this world was 100% absolute.

It wasn’t just Mister Park; other Hunters were nervously glancing around as well.

“Hmm. I wonder….”

Mister Kim finished the rest of his coffee while avoiding answering his friend, before spotting a certain someone and raised his hand in happiness.

“Uh! He’s here. Hey, Mister Seong!! Mister Seong!”

Other Hunters also displayed joy at discovering that young man.

“Ah, hello.”

It was none other than Seong Jin-Woo.

Jin-Woo performed a simple nod of the head at the joyous Mister Kim and walked by.

After making sure Jin-Woo was well out of earshot, Mister Kim began sniggering while confidently speaking up.

“So, Jin-Woo showed up. Then it’s going to okay today, too.”

Mister Park’s eyes widened up and he hurriedly asked Kim.

“What was that? Is that Hunter Seong Jin-Woo really strong?”

“Ahh. Right, of course, you wouldn’t know who he is. He’s a Hunter who started working shortly after you left, you see. However, every Hunter here knows who that kid is by now.”

“He’s really that strong? Wait, why is he working for the Association, then? Why not for a Guild or as a freelancer?”

Kim sniggered some more before narrowing his eyes.

“You know what that guy’s nickname is?”

“How should I know that? C’mon, man. Just tell me already.”

“Humanity’s weakest weapon.”

“….Weakest? Not something like, the ultimate weapon?”

“Dude, that’s the nickname for the rank S Hunter Choi Jong-In. That kid is the ‘weakest weapon’. I’m pretty sure he’s the weakest Hunter in the Republic of Korea.”


Park began frowning deeply.

Why would other Hunters greet this Seong Jin-Woo if he was really that weak? After all, didn’t they need someone to trust their backs if things went south?

Park couldn’t really understand the reactions of other Hunters.

When Park’s head tilted this way and that, Kim chuckled and poked the side of Park with his elbow.

“Eii! The raids Seong Jin-Woo participates in will only have low difficulty because he’s so weak. The Association would never entrust him with a tough job, don’t you get that? They don’t want to see him get killed, right?”

Only then did Park’s expression brightened up.

“R-right. Yeah.”

His wife was deeply worried about him since this would be his first raid in quite a while. Honestly, even he himself was worried, too. However, now that he listened to Kim’s words, he felt like a weight was lifted off his mind.

Kim continued on.

“That guy, there was a rumour not too long ago that said, he got injured participating in a raid of a rank E Gate and spent a week in the hospital.”

“A Hunter got injured by a rank E Gate?”

“That’s right. No one expected to see a Hunter getting injured during a rank E Gate raid, so they didn’t even bring along a Healer, apparently!”

“That’s why he spent a week in a hospital?! Pu-hahaha!”

When Park began guffawing too loudly, Kim hurriedly hushed him.

“Stop it, man. Mister Seong might hear you.”

“Aigoo. I didn’t think of that.”

Park cautiously checked Jin-Woo’s reactions as he continued to giggle.

Thankfully, the distance was far enough and the youth didn’t seem to have heard them.

Of course, they were mistaken.

‘I can hear everything, you geezers.’

A bitter smile formed on Jin-Woo as he tried hard to ignore them. At times like today, he couldn’t help but blame his unusually-acute sense of hearing.

It seemed that he arrived too early and the raid was yet to commence.

‘Did I arrive too early?’

Jin-Woo looked around to while away the waiting time, spotted the Association employee handing out warm coffee, and walked closer.

“Can I get a cup of coffee as well?”

“Oh. Seong Jin-Woo Hunter-nim… I’m really sorry, but we ran out of coffee just now.”


The cold Winter breeze brushed past the tip of his nose.

Jin-Woo quietly wiped his nose with his index finger.

What a sad day it was, for the coffee to run out as soon as it was his turn to get one.


“Why do you persist on being a Hunter, Mister Seong Jin-Woo?”

“I’m sorry.”

Jin-Woo lowered his head and apologised.

The young, beautiful girl using healing magic in front of Jin-Woo, Yi Ju-Hui showed how unhappy she was with a pouting expression.

“I’m not trying to get you to apologise, you know? I’m only worried about you. If you continue fighting this way, sooner or later you’ll be faced with a truly dangerous situation.”

Jin-Woo glanced past Yi Ju-Hui’s shoulders and took a look at other Hunters fighting over yonder.

When one entered through the Gate, one would arrive at a place called ‘dungeon’. The rank of this particular dungeon should be around D.

A dozen-plus Hunters were taking care of the monsters inside this dungeon without so much as breaking a sweat.

Unfortunately, for a rank E, such a feat was nearly impossible.

Normally, the job of healing the injured Hunters from the back fell on the Healers. Since he always got injured during raids, Jin-Woo was rather well-known among the Healers.

Yi Ju-Hui cautiously asked him.

“Perchance, is there a reason why you can’t give up being a Hunter?”

Jin-Woo resolutely shook his head.

He didn’t want to reveal anything personal to other people.

“I’m only doing this as a hobby. If I don’t do this, I’ll probably die of boredom, actually.”

Yi Ju-Hui pouted even more.

“If you continue on with this hobby of yours, soon you’d be raiding a dungeon in the netherworld, you know?”

Jin-Woo was taken off-guard from her remark and ended up chuckling out loudly.

Thanks to that, Yi Ju-Hui’s nagging intensified.

“Ah, ahh!! Don’t laugh! Don’t! Your injuries might get worse!!”

Jin-Woo giggled before asking her.

“Where did you even learn to say stuff like that?”

“What do you mean, where? It’s from Mister Kim waaay over there.”

“Aigoo, that ahjussi really went and did it, didn’t he….”

As they chatted and laughed, his treatment was almost over.

It was already too late by then, though. It seemed that the raid was pretty much over now.

Jin-Woo’s expression hardened.

‘I only killed a single monster today.’

A rank E creature, no less. Seong Jin-Woo began fidgeting with the rank E magic crystal in his hand.

The lowest grade magic crystal from a rank E monster fetched less than hundred thousand won. For something he bet his life to earn, it was a pathetically small amount. (TL: Just over $88.)

‘A magic crystal from a rank C monster can sell for over ten million won, though….’ (TL: $8830+)

Too bad, a rank E Hunter such as himself couldn’t even attempt to kill a monster with a rank as high as C.

Out of the blue, someone shouted out.

“Uh? Hey, there’s another entrance over here.”

The nearby Hunters rushed over there.

“Huh, it’s true.”

“There really is another path?”

Just as that Hunter said, there was an entrance hidden within the dungeon itself.

“A dual dungeon, is it… So, such a thing actually exists for real….”

Mister Song, possessing over ten years’ experience as a Hunter, looked into the hidden entrance and displayed how surprised he was.

The interior of the hidden, cave-like passage was dark and nothing could be seen. Mister Song activated his speciality, flame magic, and tossed it further forward into the passage.

The flame flew forward and illuminated the interior. The passageway seemed to go on forever. Soon enough, the flame lost its forward momentum, fell to the ground and smouldered for a bit before flickering out of existence.

The passage was shrouded in darkness once more.

“Hmm….. Everyone, gather around. Let’s have a meeting.”

The unspoken leader of this raid, Mister Song, called for other Hunters to gather around. Jin-Woo’s treatment was over by then, so he and Yi Ju-Hui also joined in.

Song spoke up while sweeping his gaze over the gathered Hunters.

“As you know very well, a Gate will not close unless the dungeon’s boss is killed. Since the Gate itself is still intact even though we took care of all the monsters here, that can only mean that the boss is beyond that passageway.”

Song pointed towards the hidden entrance.

Hunters exchanged meaningful glances and nodded their heads. No one could disagree with that notion.

Song continued on.

“Now normally, we’re supposed to relay this information back to the Association and wait for their decision first, but… But, if we do that, we might end up handing over the task of killing the boss to other Hunters, and our takings for today’s raid would decrease by a lot.”

The expressions of the Hunters crumpled.

Park’s face hardened more than anyone else since he needed a lot of cash for his wife’s pregnancy.

‘Postnatal care eats up so much cash nowadays, you know…’

At this rate, there’d be no meaning behind him risking his life to participate in this raid.

“That’s why I’d prefer if we took care of the boss before leaving this dungeon… So, what do you all think?”

Hunters fell into a deep contemplation.



The truth was, no one here could figure out the current situation and so, their safety could not be guaranteed. However, the difficulty of this particular dungeon proved to be very low.

So, the hidden dungeon within it couldn’t have been that difficult, either.

“Hmm, hmm.”

Song coughed to draw everyone’s attention to himself.

“Since we have seventeen people here, let’s put this to a vote, shall we? Once the decision has been made, no one complains. So? How about it?”

Others nodded their heads after hearing Song’s suggestion. No one was disagreeing with him.

“I vote for going ahead.”

Song raised his hand.

And then, other Hunters began raising their hands one by one.

“Me too.”

“Count me in as well.”

Park was the first to raise his hand, followed shortly after by Kim and a few other Hunters.

Of course, those disagreeing were plentiful, too.

“Let’s go back.”

“I feel that it’d be better to wait for the Association’s decision.”

The two opposing camps were neck and neck and eventually, the final votes came down to Jin-Woo and Yi Ju-Hui.

“I’m sorry….”

Yi Ju-Hui bowed to Song and added her vote to ‘retreat’ camp.

And so, the vote count for ‘go ahead’ and ‘retreat’ was at 8:8.

A deadlock.

Song asked the hesitant Seong Jin-Woo next.

“And you, Mister Seong?”

< Chapter 1 > Fin.


Total Chapters in book: 270
Estimated words: 886135 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 4431(@200wpm)___ 3545(@250wpm)___ 2954(@300wpm)