Chapter 166: Shall We Have a Chat?

Become his subordinate? 

...That was absolutely ridiculous.

The relationship between Lee Gong-Myung and Alex Rothschild was akin to that of Kang Chul-In and Alfred.

As proof of this, in the past when Alex Rothschild had fallen to the bottom multiple times, Lee Gong-Myung had never left his lord. He had always kept his loyalty.

To Lee Gong-Myung, Kang Chul-In’s offer was mocking him. It was taking Lee Gong-Myung’s loyalty towards Alex Rothschild lightly.

But Kang Chul-In needed to keep Lee Gong-Myung busy for the time being.

Why?

It’s the full moon…

It was because of the moon behind Lee Gong-Myung’s back.

As long as he was able to activate this ability that he had absorbed from Alaric, he would be able to get out of this canyon alive.

Even ignoring the increase in defense and damage, the increase in regeneration would definitely be able to get his mana and stamina back to normal.

Not only would he manage to get out of here alive, he could also manage to strike back against Lee Gong-Myung.

But maybe it was because the moon wasn’t fully up, or maybe because the fog was blocking the moonlight, but the ‘Full Moon’ ability didn’t activate.

Due to this, Kang Chul-In decided to ramble on about Lee Gong-Myung joining him and wasted some time.

[The full moon is rising… 99.8%...]

[The full moon is rising… 99.9%...]

Thanks to this, Kang Chul-In was able to buy enough time.

While he was doing that,

You’re thinking of hitting me with thunder, aren’t you, Lee Gong-Myung?

Kang Chul-In was able to guess what Lee Gong-Myung would do.

Even though Lee Gong-Myung was truly a smart person, Kang Chul-In had something that was even better than that, which was knowledge from the past.

Kang Chul-In was aware that Lee Gong-Myung’s abilities were what earned him the nickname of ‘Weather Controller’.

He also knew that Lee Gong-Myung was able to summon thunder in order to strike a certain area. It was a pattern that he had experienced countless times in his previous life.

It won’t work, though.

Funnily enough, Kang Chul-In had just absorbed the ‘Spellthirst’ ability from Sheville Polansky. He wouldn’t take any damage from the blast of lightning. 

Actually, it was good for him.

Electricity?

He could take it while laughing.

As long as he had the Spellthirst ability, there was no need to fear Lee Gong-Myung’s abilities.

Sorry, but… looks like I’ll have to activate my trap card.

Before the Full Moon ability was activated, Kang Chul-In smiled.

Kang Chul-In felt excited.

Since he had a way to completely negate all of Lee Gong-Myung’s cards and reverse the situation, he was naturally excited.

After all, it brought him immense joy since he was able to strike a blow against the famed genius strategist that was Lee Gong-Myung.

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A white flash streaked past the soldiers, and almost 1 billion volts struck Kang Chul-In head-on. 

BANG!

With a terrifyingly loud noise that seemed to be able to rip apart the eardrums of a human, tens of thousands of sparks started to fly around the narrow canyon. It was truly a terrifying and peculiar sight.

“What is…”

“The lightning… isn’t touching us?”

The soldiers of Anatolia couldn’t come to their senses immediately.

It was a strange phenomenon.

Even though the aftershock of the lightning caused immense energy to surge up, the soldiers of Anatolia weren’t harmed at all. They hadn’t been affected whatsoever.

“What’s going on…”

“I thought for sure I was dead…”

Unaware of what just happened, the soldiers tilted their heads in confusion.

“Don’t tell me…”

At that moment, the eyes of one of the soldiers widened, as if he had realized something.

“The reason that strategist Lee had told us not to move… Was it because of this? This was all his doing?”

And as proof,

“L-Look over there…”

“They’re dead…”

Some of the soldiers that didn’t follow Lee Gong-Myung’s orders and stepped somewhere else had turned into ash.

“Amazing… I wonder just how powerful strategist Lee is…”

The soldiers of Anatolia were extremely shocked and praised Lee Gong-Myung’s abilities.

“Why are you so surprised?”

But at that moment, a voice of someone that shouldn’t be alive was heard.

“...!”

“...!”

“...!”

And the faces of the soldiers started to stiffen in shock.

“H-How…?”

“He’s alive… even after being hit by that?”

It wasn’t just the soldiers of Anatolia that were safe from the lightning strike.

“Feels like a massage.”

Kang Chul-In murmured.

Pzzt, Pzzt!

Although Kang Chul-In didn’t activate Overdrive, sparks were flying all around his body. It was because he had absorbed the power from the lightning.

Amazing.

Kang Chul-In was shocked at his current state.

From head to toe, he felt incredible.

In this state, he could show off 60% of the power he could in his peak.

“Hu…”

Kang Chul-In sighed, and stared at Lee Gong-Myung.

“You… today is your funeral.”

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Lee Gong-Myung was so shocked that he couldn’t speak.

“What the…?”

Even though Lee Gong-Myung had terrifying foresight, he couldn’t see through the man that Kang Chul-In was.

Truth be told… he was even doubting whether Kang Chul-In was human or not.

“You… today is your funeral.”

When he heard these words, Lee Gong-Myung realized he was in trouble.

Danger!

The Overlord Kang Chul-In was a man that had broken through the lines of the 10,000 man Anatolian army by himself, and survived.

He had also completely exterminated the elites of Baruk Al-Yusuf.

So when this terrifying man stared at him and declared that today was his funeral, Lee Gong-Myung panicked.

We have to break it!

At this moment, an idea popped up in Lee Gong-Myung’s head. This was the final card he had prepared.

“Use the detonator!”

Lee Gong-Myung shouted.

“Sorry?”

The soldiers that had the detonator asked Lee Gong-Myung.

“T-There are 2,000 of our allies down there…”

“We will all die!”

“...!”

“If we don’t kill Kang Chul-In right now, we will all die together! Is that what you want!?”

“O-Okay…”

Even though the soldier hesitated, he didn’t disobey Lee Gong-Myung’s orders. He also didn’t want to die.

Bang!

An explosion occurred,

Bang! Bang!

And started to set off a chain reaction.

Finally,

The ground started to shake, and the canyon itself started to rumble, before rocks that were tens and hundreds of tons started to fall like meteors.

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"Pfft-!"

But even still, Kang Chul-In was calm.

“You think I wouldn’t have guessed that you'd do that?”

They say that a rabbit dug 3 holes just in case of danger.

And in Kang Chul-In’s eyes, Lee Gong-Myung wasn’t just a rabbit, but rather a sly fox.

It was as expected of Lee Gong-Myung to do something like this.

First, let’s get out…

Just as Kang Chul-In was about to jump up with Arshelly in his arms.

“Ah. Right.”

A large figure was struggling to get control of its body because it was stuck under a boulder.

The appearance of it...

“...Are you a chicken?”

With a little exaggeration, seemed like a giant chicken.

-Krr….

It was the Altaica, who had lost all of its fur due to the lightning. It stared at Kang Chul-In pitifully, as if saying that it was done for, so he should run away.

“Idiot, it seems like you’ve spent too much time watching action movies.”

Kang Chul-In laughed,

BANG-!

And destroyed the large boulder that was almost the size of a house.

“Lose… some weight.”

Kang Chul-In held up the Altaica, on his shoulders.

Even though it looked quite comical due to how big the Altaica was… it didn’t matter to Kang Chul-In. They had to live first.

“Now, let’s go.”

-Krr!

The Altaica roared happily, and Kang Chul-In’s body shot up like lightning.

There was no more time.

Tens of thousands of boulders were falling into the canyon. 

“I-It’s collapsing!”

“Run!”

“W-We’re done for…”

BANG!

The rocks started to crush the soldiers of Anatolia.

Hmph, just falling rocks.

Meanwhile, Kang Chul-In continued to dodge the falling obstacles, and managed to jump onto a wall.

And,

Tat!

Kang Chul-In’s legs started to push off the wall,

“...!”

Lee Gong-Myung, who was watching this,

“He’s… walking up the wall?”

Once again realized how terrifying Kang Chul-In was.

Kang Chul-In wasn’t climbing up the wall, but rather walked on it, as if he was talking a leisurely stroll. No matter how Lee Gong-Myung thought, this didn’t make sense. How did a human defy the laws of gravity?

But Kang Chul-In managed to do that, whilst carrying the Altaica, and holding Arshelly.

This is not the time to be surprised!

Lee Gong-Myung quickly snapped back to his senses, determined not to watch powerlessly as Kang Chul-In came up.

“Crossbows, ready!”

Lee Gong-Myung shouted.

Shii-!

50 crossbow bolts were fired, but none of them hit Kang Chul-In.

Finally, Kang Chul-In stood back up normally.

Tuk!

He had landed on flat ground now, and stood opposite to Lee Gong-Myung, with a cliff separating them.

“Huu…”

Kang Chul-In put down the Altaica, and breathed heavily. It wasn’t easy for even Kang Chul-In to run up a wall while holding 1.5 tons.

“Lose some weight, kitty-cat.”

-Krr…

After saying this to the Altaica, Kang Chul-In once again turned towards Lee Gong-Myung.

“Lee Gong-Myung… let’s have a chat, shall we?”

Kang Chul-In laughed and spoke.

At that very moment, Lee Gong-Myung felt chills down his spine.

It was a complete failure.

Forget about killing Kang Chul-In. Lee Gong-Myung had to worry about his own safety first. 

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