Chapter 126. Becoming Overlord! (Pt. 2)

As the auction stand disappeared, it was replaced with 9 seats, and 1 throne.

Kang Chul-In didn’t look at the 9 seats.

There was no reason for him to.

Was there a reason to look at somewhere that he wouldn’t be?

Though an upstart or a nouveau rich might look to take the food of others, that wasn’t what a truly rich person would do. They wouldn’t care about small things like this.

Kang Chul-In only stared at the throne.

The Throne.

The highest, and most vaunted position amongst all Overlords.

This was one of Kang Chul-In’s goals, where only the 1st ranked Lord would be able to sit.

But Kang Chul-In’s true ambition wasn’t to become the highest-ranked Lord, but rather becoming emperor of all of Pangaea.

Next time, and even after that.

Kang Chul-In vowed to himself.

I won’t come down from this seat. Not until the very end, where I become emperor.

If someone tried to rise up above him? He would push them back down.

If someone rises above him? He would pull them back down.

The ambition and passion of Kang Chul-In was greater than any of the Lords in Pangaea. 

-Ranked 10th, Lord Andrei Ivanovic.

As Kang Chul-In was staring at the throne.

[Please sit upon this seat over here.]

Andrei Ivanovic, who had managed to secure his seat in the top 10, was called.

And a ray of light shined upon Andrei Ivanovic.

“He’s changing.”

“What the hell is…”

A few of the Lords stared at Andrei Ivanovic in curiosity.

He was changing.

His brown hair had turned white, his black eyes red, and his slightly showing teeth grew sharper, like tusks. He had become a vampire through the change.

No, it wasn’t just a simple vampire.

He’s a true vampire.

Kang Chul-In could easily identify the changes that Andrei Ivanovic had gone through.

According to Alfred, white hair couldn’t be seen on normal vampires.

That meant that unless someone were a true vampire, they wouldn’t possess white hair.

He’s shifted.

What Kang Chul-In meant by ‘shifted’ was clear.

By becoming an Overlord, Andrei had just shifted his own existence. He was no longer a Earthling, but rather a Vampire Overlord of Pangaea now.

It was similar to when Aleister became a half-lich.

Hmm… Is this the biggest change.

Kang Chul-In’s eyes sharpened.

In his personal experience, the Lords who had thrown away their existence as someone from Earth were dangerous. 

And since Andrei had never reached the rank of Overlord in the previous timeline, Kang Chul-In had to pay special attention. Since the bigger Andrei grew, the more changes would be made.

Though I can just get rid of him… I don’t have a reason to move first.

Kang Chul-In didn’t pay that much heed to Andrei though.

It was because he hadn’t truly proved himself.

Kang Chul-In himself, Albrecht Vilhelm, and Hecate were the ones that had abilities that would make them unlikely to fall from the ranks of Overlord.

Meanwhile, everything about Andrei was a mystery. It was also a mystery whether he would be able to hold on to the position of Overlord.

If Andrei were to create big changes in this current timeline, he would first have to hold on to the position of Overlord.

There was no reason to fret about this. The rank of Overlord wasn’t that easy to hold on to.

[9th place, Lord Lee Chae-rin.]

Next was Lee Chae-rin.

Lee Chae-rin headed up to her seat, to become Overlord and receive the authority that came with it. 

Sitting her seat, she…

“…”

Strangely sighed.

Why?

Kang Chul-In tilted his head in confusion. Why would someone sigh if they had just become Overlord, and received a new authority?

“.”

Lucia, who was standing next to him silently, spoke. It was as if she knew something.

“What is it?”

“That woman.”

Lucia didn’t seem pleased.

“She just communicated to me with her lips…”

“And?”

“She’s received her authority as a Lord, but…”

“But?”

“Apparently it’s a passive called ‘Super Rich’.”

“... Is that so?”

“It fits the woman, she’s such a money-worm.”

At that moment, Kang Chul-In nearly agreed with Lucia.

It wasn’t because he actually thought Lee Chae-rin was like a worm.

Rather, it was because Lee Chae-rin was a woman whose passive was wealth, and she even owned the Nidavellir mines.

Now she had a new authority called Super Rich.

How rich was she trying to become, getting everything that was related to money and gold? For a relatively poor Lord like Kang Chul-In, it drove him crazy.

“But still… it’s a good thing for us.”

Lucia spoke, as if unsatisfied.

“The more money that woman gets, the more of benefit it is for us, milord. After all, the contract still has 9 years remaining in it.”

“That’s… true.”

“I just hope that Butler Alfred won’t ask for you to marry Lee Chae-rin for political reasons.”

They said that a Lord and their secretary had similar thoughts, and this time, they shared the same exact thoughts.

Kang Chul-In could almost hear Alfred nagging him to marry already.

Milord, Lord Lee Chae-rin is a great source of funding for our poor territory! Through this political marriage, we’ll be able to make her into an even more dependable and closer ally!

“Lucia.”

“Yes, milord?”

“For Alfred…”

“I’ll keep it a secret, milord.”

Lucia quickly answered.

“However…”

“He’ll probably notice, in at least a year.”

“That’s true. If the money that comes from the Dorado territory increases, he’s sure to have his doubts.”

“Is there no way of stopping this?”

Deep worry filled the words of Kang Chul-In. Once Alfred began talking about marriage, even his mother Park Sun-ja would have to bow in defeat at the terrifying vampire.

“I think… there isn’t a method. As this girl sees it, Butler Alfred has an extremely keen sense of intuition.”

“Sigh, do I really need to hear his nagging then?”

“Maybe you should really marry this time, and have that wife be the mother of princess Arshelly…”

“Not yet.”

Kang Chul-In shook his head at Lucia’s words that weren’t her true thoughts.

What women, I haven’t even conquered Pangaea, was what Kang Chul-In was thinking.

[8th Place, Lord Dorian Explorer.]

As Kang Chul-In was thinking of Alfred, the awards kept going on.

[7th place, Lord Hecate.]

[6th Place, Lord Aleister.]

[5th Place, Lord Skadi Andvari.]

[4th Place, Lord Ao Xin.]

[3rd Place, Lord Albrecht Vilhelm.]

[2nd Place, Lord Baruk Al Yusuf.]

And finally.

[1st Place, Lord Kang Chul-In.]

It was Kang Chul-In’s turn.

“.”

Looking at Kang Chul-In, Lucia smiled brilliantly.

“Congratulations, . I knew that milord could do it. This Lucia feels that it’s truly an honor to become the secretary of milord.”

“Thanks.”

“Milord, quickly go now. The throne of the Overlord is waiting for you.”

“I’ll be back soon.”

Thanking Lucia who him, Kang Chul-In headed towards the throne.

[And now, there will be a ceremony for the 1st Ranked Lord of this meeting, Lord Kang Chul-In!]

When Kang Chul-In’s turn came, things were drastically different.

Bang!

Bang, Bang!

A man with the head of a toad started to hit a large drum and filled the hall with its noises…

And the Immortal Vanguard who acted as guards also surrounded Kang Chul-In and bowed to him, leading the way to the throne.

And from the top of the hall, flower petals started to fall down. As expected, the honor of getting 1st place was different to all the others.

-Everyone, pay respects to the most vaunted Overlord!

As this message popped up.

Bang!

The knees of all the Lords dropped, as they started to bow towards Kang Chul-In.

-Overlord Kang Chul-In may now sit on the throne.

And at this, Kang Chul-In immediately started taking big steps, striding towards his throne.

And with his typical arrogant, yet confident face, he scanned the crowd of Lords.

It feels good.

All the Lords were on their knees, paying their respects to him.

It was a feeling that couldn’t be described in words, but he felt as if he had been rewarded for all the hardships he had gone through in the past year.

At this moment, he felt like he wasn’t just a lord, but an emperor.

The throne was comfortable. 

On the other hand, it felt heavy.

Almost as if he were sitting on a seat of thorns.

He felt as if the things that the 1st ranked Lord required were weighing down on him. 

This feeling, this sensation weighing down on me. It’s not bad.

While he was thinking about these things, he also started experiencing changes.

-Your job has been updated to Overlord!

With this message, other messages started to pop up in front of Kang Chul-In, like water bursting out of a dam. 

[Sky fortress Laputa has undergone an upgrade, and will become 30% bigger.]

[The level of the Magic Engineered Artificial Satellite has gone up by 2 (can now use the skills: Location System, and Pulse Wave.]

[The Lord shop will be upgraded from Level 2 to Level 3.]

[As a bonus, +3000 population (Man to woman 3:7 ratio)]

[As a bonus, the rate of birth in the territory will go up by +50%.]

[The number of wives that can be taken will go up by 3 (7 → 10)]

After all of these things that were related to the territory…

[Health +1000]

[Mana +1000]

Kang Chul-In’s personal stats were also enhanced, and…

[You have connected to the Illusion network! The channel is number 1.]

He was able to connect to the Illusion network, which allowed communication between Lords.

Now there was no inconvenience such as having to send messengers or using Earth's internet.

As expected, the merits were great.

But that wasn’t all.

[A reward will be given.]

The epic item that was only given to the 1st ranked Overlord was given to him as a reward.

[You have received an Epic Item!]

[Epic]

The trace of the Holy Light Sword. 

A map that contains the traces of the Holy Light Sword, Mitra.

Oh!

Looking at the Epic item that was given to him, Kang Chul-In exclaimed in surprise.

Now that he had thrown the Ego Sword Kaiforce into the furnace, he needed a new sword anyway.

According to the arrogant Kaiforce, Mitra was the only sword that could compare against itself, which had attracted Kang Chul-In’s attention in the first place. Since he had gotten a map that showed the traces of Mitra, he felt it was a good idea to look for it.

“Hmm…”

Looking at all the rewards given to him, Kang Chul-In smiled.

It was very satisfying.

Maybe it was because he had gotten 1st place in the First Lord meetings, the rewards weren’t too shabby. It felt like they were better rewards than what he had gotten in his previous life.

The problem was…

Is the authority going to be given to me…

That the Overlord’s authority wasn’t yet given to him. That was the only sore spot he had. The bright light that had shone on the other Overlords had not yet shined upon him.

Well, I guess it might be a balance breaker.

Though he had inwardly been looking forward to it, it seemed like he had been too greedy.

It made sense that there was a penalty to the Soul Backup.

After all, he had received and used a ridiculous authority that had allowed him to time travel.

Such an authority, I don’t need one.

Kang Chul-In cleanly gave up on receiving an authority.

As a man, sometimes he had to coolly give up some things that he wasn’t able to get.

And even without the authority, wasn’t he plenty strong enough already?

He hadn’t gotten a great specialty in the previous timeline, yet he had managed to hold on to the title of ‘the strongest Overlord’. Rather than relying on his authority, he was also confident in just brawling it out with his martial prowess.

I don’t need an authority to rely on. With just my pure strength…

As Kang Chul-In was thinking to himself.

POW!

A bright light shined on him…

[You have received the authority of an Overlord.]

And a golden light started to surround him.

What is this supposed to mean?

Kang Chul-In face stiffened.

This wasn’t like someone was late to pick him up. This was much more important; the moment when he was receiving the authority as an Overlord. He felt as if God was teasing him from above.

Then, the message concerning the authority popped up. 

What the hell…

Kang Chul-In was astonished.

[You have received the authority: Skill Absorption!]

He had received the strongest, and most useful possible authority there was.

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