Chapter 111. Reunion (2)
As Kaiforce spoke, Kang Chul-In was dragged into a world of nothingness, or more exactly, was about to get pulled into it.
“Shut up and get lost.”
Kang Chul-In instead used his inhuman mentality and mental strength to reject the offer to go into that abyss.
-You want this strength, don’t you?
Kaiforce’s voice tickled Kang Chul-In’s ears.
-The strength to slaughter that disrespectful vampire.
‘I don’t need something like you, so get lost.’
-Huu… showing unnecessary bravery even in the face of certain death? You don’t have a way to suppress that vampire’s healing factor. So, what are you going to do?
Kaiforce spoke, teasing Kang Chul-In.
-You’re not even using 10% of my full potential right now. Me, such a wonderful sword… and you can only use me to this extent? Every moment, I’m disappointed at the fact that someone like you is my master. What is this, if not casting pearls before swine?
What a waste.
Even with Kang Chul-In’s mentality, he was about to burst after being belittled by not only Alfred, but also Kaiforce.
-Come on, now.
Kaiforce tried once again to persuade Kang Chul-In.
-10 minutes? No, even 5 minutes would be enough. Just let me borrow your body and I’ll destroy that vampire for you. Not a bad deal, eh?
‘... F*** off.’
-… You still have some pride left even in this state? Huhu… well, we’ll talk again when you’re almost dead because of that vampire over there. It’ll be much easier to take control of your body when you’re injur…
Kaiforce couldn't even finish its words.
This was because without saying a word, Kang Chul-In dropped Kaiforce on the ground without care.
“Stupid and disrespectful piece of scrap metal. I’ll put you inside a furnace as soon as I get back from this fight.”
Kang Chul-In roared ferociously.
This was an obvious choice for him.
The Soft-Sword Kaiforce was a sword with consciousness, a cursed Ego Sword.
Kang Chul-In knew that borrowing the strength of this sword to get over precarious situations would land him in a heap of trouble. The position of master and sword might be switched around, with Kang Chul-In being dragged around by Kaiforce instead.
For Kang Chul-In who had a strong sense of domination and didn’t like being dragged around, there was no way that this sort of temptation would be able to sway him.
I am the great Overlord, Kang Chul-In.
Calming himself down, Kang Chul-In walked closer to Alfred.
In the past, Kang Chul-In was able to overcome his enemies without the help of an Ego Sword like Kaiforce. Using just Fragarch, he was able to make Pangaea tremble in horror just with the mention of his name. Kaiforce? He didn’t necessarily need something like that.
Though Kaiforce that was thrown away vibrated in rage, Kang Chul-In didn’t even spare it a glance.
He was going to throw it into a furnace after the fight anyway.
“What are you muttering about?”
Alfred looked at Kang Chul-In with a terrifying smile.
“None of your business.”
“Oh? So you don’t recognize your inferiority and your weakness until the end, puny human.”
Kang Chul-In decided to ignore the piercing words of Alfred. Instead…
He punched Alfred’s face as hard as he could.
“Are you satisfied now?”
Alfred, who had recovered from his wounds instantly, taunted Kang Chul-In with a smile.
“I wonder, how do you taste?”
As soon as he said this…
Though Kang Chul-In felt a strong suctioning force near his heart and tried to turn his body around, it was a tad too late.
A fistful of blood was taken out of Kang Chul-In’s body and was sucked into Alfred’s body. It was the ability that only powerful True Vampires had that allowed them to drain blood from afar, ‘Psychic Bloodsucking’.
“Huuu… This doesn’t taste nice. For some reason, your blood feels familiar. The blood of a Lord... of a tyrant.”
To Kang Chul-In, this felt very hypocritical. This young Alfred seemed to have the same arrogance and ambition inside of him that Kang Chul-In has, if not even more.
Overdrive phase two… would last for a maximum of 30 seconds.
Kang Chul-In tried his best to remain cool, and calculated his full strength.
1 second. Just 1 second is all I need. Just one blow.
And Kang Chul-In thought of a method.
Walking forward in large strides, Kang Chul-In started emitting a terrifying aura.
Overdrive’s 2nd phase, drawn out to its fullest extent. He also had Vortex wrapped around his two fists, so it made sense that the mana around him would create a terrifying aura.
“You made yourself that much stronger in your current state?”
Alfred was startled.
“A final stand before you fall. Using up your life-force for that…”
Before Alfred could even finish his words, Kang Chul-In interrupted him by punching his face.
Though it was a short period of time, to the two that were fighting, it seemed much longer.
Alfred screamed in pain.
Wrapped around with Vortex, Kang Chul-In’s fists hammered into Alfred’s body. He was overloading Alfred’s healing factor, punching and hitting Alfred too quickly for the healing factor to be able to catch up to the damage taken.
Of course, Alfred wasn’t just getting beaten up one-sidedly.
The claws of Alfred managed to scratch Kang Chul-In’s abdomen, and…
Through the wound, blood spurted out. The claws of a true vampire were famed to be as dangerous and sharp as most swords, and this feat proved that.
It was a brutal slugfest.
It was a fight between the two of them where retreating meant certain death.
I can sense it. His healing factor is weakening!
During the fight, Kang Chul-In tried his best in order to slowly, but surely slow down Alfred’s healing factor.
It was obvious.
Although Alfred was a true vampire, the healing wouldn’t last forever. It was apparent that a bit of Alfred’s life-force was used in order to continue healing.
This stupid, lowly human. How long does he think he can go on like this for?
Alfred also had his own plan.
I’m sure he’ll run out of fuel soon. 1 minute? 2 minutes? When all of your strength is gone, I’ll rip you to shreds.
He was aiming for a counter once Kang Chul-In ran out of stamina.
These were the thoughts that flashed through Kang Chul-In and Alfred’s minds. After a few seconds, Kang Chul-In was falling into a state of grogginess due to the backlash.
“I’ll rip your heart out!”
Witnessing the rapid fall of strength in Kang Chul-In, Alfred laughed maniacally. He stretched his arm out to rip Kang Chul-In’s still-beating heart straight out from his chest.
But as soon as he moved to do so,
With one last explosion, the space between Kang Chul-In and Alfred started to distort as Kang Chul-in hit Alfred’s abdominal section.
Finally, after many blows, Alfred fell to his knees before Kang Chul-In.
“H-How… could a lowly human like you…”
Alfred looked down at his stomach in absolute shock. What he saw was an empty midsection.
“The core inside of me... the entirety of it! It’s broken…? How could it be… how…? How is this possible? How!”
Thankfully this time, there was no regeneration. The source of the healing factor had finally been destroyed.
Kang Chul-In sighed deeply.
He, too, wasn’t fine.
His body was in an absolute mess due to the overuse of mana. And… for the last exchange, the use of the 3rd phase of Overdrive had completely drained him.
At the last moment, Kang Chul-In had activated the 3rd phase of Overdrive combined with Vortex, to destroy the core of Alfred. Obviously Kang Chul-In was going to be in a terrible state. After all, he used a move that he shouldn’t have attempted until after Level 100.
After witnessing everything, Dorian ran towards Kang Chul-In urgently.
“A-Are you alright?”
“You look like you’re going to die! Sit down!”
“I’m not finished with my job yet.”
“Then, let me help you.”
“No, not now. This is not the time.”
Rather than accepting Dorian’s help, Kang Chul-In walked slowly towards the dying Alfred.
Alfred… you too, huh…
Kang Chul-In bit his lower lip in bitterness.
It was a pleasant surprise when he saw his old subordinates in the dungeon, but it soon turned into bitterness as he had to go through each of them, killing them.
But… now that was finally over. By giving rest to Alfred, this dungeon would finally be over.
As soon as he thought this,
[You have cleared the Epic dungeon, the forgotten territory, the ‘Raging Valhalla’!]
The notification that signified the end of the dungeon popped up in front of Kang Chul-In’s eye.
[The anger of the monsters have dissipated!]
[The rage of the monsters will now head toward the intruders.]
[The monsters have returned to their original strength.]
[The rage and hatred that once filled this dungeon has disappeared.]
That wasn’t it.
Soon after, the rewards for clearing the dungeon came rushing down, like a flood bursting through a dam. Though he wasn’t able to get Lord points or experience from this, the other rewards more than made up for it.
[Reward 1: Epic Item ‘Memory transfer device’ (consumable)!]
[Reward 2: The ‘Valhalla territory’ will be given to the Lord Kang Chul-In.]
[Reward 3: Mythical HP potion.]
An epic item, the Valhalla territory, as well as an HP potion that he didn’t know of. Though the rewards weren't life-changing, it was still quite a reward that befitted the hardships he went through.
Sparks flew up, and a golden crown, along with a flask containing a rainbow-colored liquid appeared in front of Kang Chul-In.
Although he wasn’t interested in the items due to the shock of losing Alfred, the options were shown in front of him anyway.
[Epic]: Memory Transfer Device (consumable)
Made from the Ancient Kingdom’s magic technology academy. The effects are not clear, due to it being only a prototype.
Option: Can send one’s memories into another.
The item had quite a weird explanation.
[Epic]: Mythical HP potion
Effect 1: Can restore 20% of lost life-force.
Effect 2: Can increase regeneration up to 200% for 5 minutes.
It seemed that the Mythical HP potion would be able to save a dying person.
Wait a minute…
Though it seemed a little sketchy since it was a prototype, Kang Chul-In imagined the possibility of what would happen if he gave his memories to Alfred, and saved him using the health potion.
It’s all or nothing.
His heart beating, Kang Chul-In picked up the items, and put the Device on his head.
[Will you activate the ‘Memory Transfer Device’?]
[Now, a scan will occur for 1 minute. Please hold still. 0: 59… 0:58…]
1 minute passed.
[Scanning complete. Put the device onto the one who will get the memory transfer.]
Kang Chul-In walked towards the dying Alfred, and put the machine on his head.
[The memories that have been scanned will now be transferred. It will take 1 minute. Please hold still. 0: 59… 0: 58…]
“W-W-What the hell do you think you’re doing t-to me?”
At this point, Alfred seemed like a middle-aged man, as he rapidly aged without his regeneration factors.
But rather than answering Alfred, Kang Chul-In punched him, and force fed him the HP potion.
The 1 minute that seemed like a year for Kang Chul-In, finally passed.
“...Is it a failure?”
Looking at Alfred, Kang Chul-In bit his lips in bitterness.
It seemed as if not even the Mythical HP potion could stop Alfred’s aging, as Alfred had already gone past being middle-aged, and looked like an old man now. If this continued, Alfred would surely die.
Alfred changed his gaze, and looked towards Kang Chul-In, and spoke.
“M-Milord? Is that really you? I-Is it the Kang Chul-In that I know?”
Tears flowed down Alfred, the old Alfred’s face.
Alfred started to cry his heart out.Previous Chapter Next Chapter