Chapter 140. Using the Skill Absorption!

Everything was hard to see due to the fog.

I’ll use you well.

Regardless, Kang Chul-In stared right at Aleister, who was panicking up on his phantom steed.

After losing this battle, there was no doubt that Aleister would take a significant hit to his Lord points, and his position of Overlord would likely be threatened. This meant that he would have no choice but to accept Kang Chul-In's offer to hunt the blue dragon.

“Let’s go!”

Kang Chul-In shouted.

“For the queen!”

“Hurray for the advisor!!”

“For the glory of Fox Valley!”

The thousand demi-human army followed behind Kang Chul-In. The morale of the army seemed to shoot through the sky as they were looking at the burning and struggling enemies.

Soon after, an intense battle took place. 

In the fire-covered front of Fox Valley, the demi-humans tangled with the undead and the werewolf army.

It was a one-sided slaughter. 

The ‘Army of Darkness’ had already lost all of their will to fight in their confusion, and their will to fight was further broken by the charging demi-humans.

“Ooh, advisor!”

“What strength…”

“As expected of an unbeatable existence…”

To all of the soldiers of Fox Valley, Kang Chul-In’s strength was absolutely outstanding.

Pow!

Papow!

The club of judgment he held battered the enemies, and broke an undead's or wolf's skull whenever it made contact. Kang Chul-In seemed like a machine, with his terrifying precision and speed.

So boring.

They had quickly gained an overwhelming advantage, and this made the battle that followed after extremely one-sided. Though they had won like Kang Chul-In expected, it still didn’t change the fact that the battles were boring.

I think it’ll be less boring if I just do a little bit more, and then back off…

As Kang Chul-In was thinking this: 

“Y-You dare to mess up my beloved undead army!”

The Overlord Aleister personally showed up in front of him, and threw a fit. For Kang Chul-In, this was perfect as he had found a new way to relieve his boredom.

“Kuku…”

Even in front of Kang Chul-In, Aleister was confident.

It made sense.

Aleister, who stood in front of Kang Chul-In, possessed over 50 death knights. Even if anyone else replaced Aleister, it would make sense that they would be confident.

Why?

The death knights were high-ranked undead that were extremely famed across Pangaea.

And since Aleister had used outstanding and famous adventurers as ingredients for his death knights, they were stronger than usual.

“Huhu, since we’ve lost the battle anyway… I’ll take your corpse as a way to relieve the pain of defeat.”

Aleister’s purple tongue darted in and out, as if he were a hyena stalking his prey.

This bastard…

The veins in Kang Chul-In’s forehead bulged.

He dares to salivate over me?

Kang Chul-In had been allied with Aleister for an incredibly long time, and he knew what that tongue of his meant.

Aleister was a ridiculous psychopath who enjoyed looking at the undead and playing with them. The eyes that he stared at Kang Chul-In with were similar to that of a rapist; full of sexual desire and madness. It was hard for Kang Chul-In not to be disgusted.

“Huhu, say hello. He’s going to be your friend in the future.”

Aleister stood behind his death knights. He thought that with those 50 death knights, it would be enough to take down Kang Chul-In.

But underneath the mask, Kang Chul-In was smiling cruelly.

Hmph.

Death knight?

Though he felt bad for Aleister, Kang Chul-In possessed better undead than those death knights. What he possessed were what one would usually call the ‘knights of the undead’. 

Suuu…

The epic item ‘Owner of the Ghosts’ that was around his left wrist activated, and the ones that were classified as the highest-ranked undead knights appeared.

“T-That is…!”

Aleister was incredibly shocked.

“S-Spectre… knights!!”

The ratio of power between spectre knights and death knights was a whopping 3:1, meaning that 3 death knights could match up to 1 spectre knight.

Disregarding just their battle strength, this wasn’t a good match for the death knights as they were the lower-ranked versions of the spectre Knights.

“H-How? You’re not even a necromancer…”

Aleister seemed as if he were about to faint.

He couldn’t understand how a man who didn’t have the tiniest bit of ‘dark mana’ could control these powerful undead.

“How are you able to control those…”

“It’s called being overgeared.”

Kang Chul-In answered simply.

“O-Overgeared?”

Aleister was astonished once more.

“B-But, if you want to summon them, then you’ll need an item of at least… the Epic Rank…”

“Exactly.”

Kang Chul-In put the nail in the coffin.

“No way!!”

Aleister started to walk backward.

“Yes, way.”

Kang Chul-In followed by taking a step forward and answered.

What didn’t make sense?

On this battlefield, Kang Chul-In was the strong one, while Aleister was weak. It was an unchangeable fact that the strong one could laugh and step on the weaker one.

“Go.”

Kang Chul-In ordered.

“Go, and rip those low-class undead to shreds.”

The spectre knights immediately dashed towards the death knights.

And on that day, Aleister had to run with his tail between his legs, ditching even his beloved death knights.

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“Krrr!”

Alaric roared, and two demi-human soldiers fell down with blood spurting out.

“Hmph, weak trash…”

Alaric muttered.

“Oi, puppy.”

At that moment, Kang Chul-In spoke.

“Yep, I think that calling you stupid puppy fits pretty well.”

“You are…”

Alaric recalled who Kang Chul-In was, remembering that the man in front of him was the one who invaded Kalevala and made such a mess in his territory. He was an enemy that he wouldn’t be satisfied with just ripping apart.

But Alaric’s anger and enmity was quickly cooled down by his keen senses.

Looking at Kang Chul-In, Alaric got chills down his spine.

I-Is this fear…?

As a beast, Alaric could instinctively realize that Kang Chul-In was powerful.

“Let’s finish this quickly, puppy.”

Without knowing that he had become a terrifying enemy in Alaric’s mind, Kang Chul-In started to swing his club at Alaric.

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The battle ended with Alaric’s death.

“K-Kr…”

Alaric was beaten up so badly that by the end of the fight, he was whimpering like a dog.

“Hmph, you have thick bones.”

Kang Chul-In smirked.

At that moment.

Dudum.

Kang Chul-In’s heart started to beat faster, and a message popped up in front of him.

[You have completely suppressed Alaric, the King of the Beasts.]

Even in this state, it still seemed that the system recognized this dog as the ‘King of the Beasts.’

[Alaric, King of the Beasts.]

Ability: Full Moon.

Type: Passive (has requirements)

Details:

- +20% Attack when under the full moon

- +20% Defense when under the full moon

- +20% Regeneration when under the full moon

Aftereffects: None.

Would you like to absorb this ability?  Yes / No

Oh!

Kang Chul-In’s eyes gleamed like diamonds.

It’s not a bad ability, for a mere dog.

In reality, this wasn’t just an ability that wasn’t bad, but rather it was incredibly useful.

Though it had requirements of being under the full moon, he could get incredible merits out of it if used properly. It wasn’t an overstatement to say that it was an SSS ranked ability if used correctly. 

“Puppy.”

Kang Chul-In grabbed Alaric’s head.

“K...Kuk…”

And Alaric whimpered.

At this moment, Alaric truly was a dog under Kang Chul-In’s feet.

“I’ll eat it well.”

“H-Hiik!”

Alaric shuddered in fear that he would really be eaten---

And indeed, he was. 

Kang Chul-In grabbed Alaric’s face, and the absorption started.

With a noise that sounded as if something was being vacuumed in, Alaric screamed.

“A-Aghhhh!!”

It was more of a cry of despair than a scream.

At this, even the watching demi-humans turned their heads, terrified of what was happening to the King of the Beasts.

Soon, Alaric’s body started to become like that of a mummy, becoming all dried up. His ability had been absorbed, as had his life-force.

5 minutes later.

[You have received 300 health from Alaric!]

[You have completed absorbing the ability ‘Full Moon’ from Alaric!]

This message appeared in front of Kang Chul-In.

But unlike Kang Chul-In’s satisfied face, the nearby demi-humans looked on, terrified.

T-To think that the advisor was that cruel…

What a terrifying dragon…

To eat… the King of the Beasts… It would be impossible unless he was an evil dragon…

Don’t tell me… he’s the demon king?

As their fears increased, so did their misunderstandings.

Ancient Gold Dragon.

Evil Dragon.

And Demon King.

This just showed how overbearing Kang Chul-In’s strength was, and how much it had shocked the demi-humans of Fox Valley.

“We are finished!”

At that moment, Kang Chul-In shouted, crushing Alaric’s face.

“The stupid wolf that had threatened you is now gone!”

“This is your, no, our victory! We have won in the battle against those stupid wolves and the undead!!”

As Kang Chul-In’s loud voice echoed throughout Fox Valley---

“Hooray!”

“We won! We won!”

“It’s a victory!”

“Hooray for the Queen!”

“Hooray for Lord Advisor!”

“Hooray for Fox Valley!”

Thunderous cheering could be heard from the demi-humans of Fox Valley.

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At that same time, another army was celebrating their victory.

“Hooray for Lord Rothschild!”

“Hooray for the Cyamodus territory!!”

“Hooray for Strategist Lee Gong-Myung!”

Alex Rothschild’s troops cheered and screamed, standing atop of the walls of the Esmerelda territory.

“Kuhahaha! Good bye, stupid dogs of Vilhelm!”

“We won!”

The soldiers of the Cyamodus territory ridiculed the running troops of Albrecht Vilhelm.

But even at this joyous moment for them, there was someone who wasn’t laughing.

This isn’t enough.

It was the young, scholarly Asian man who was the right hand of Alex Rothschild, Lee Gong-Myung.

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