Chapter 168: After Marching North (pt. 1)


Nilus laughed. The spell that had confused and damaged the Anatolian army was his, and he was laughing at the panicked enemies.

Uh… what kind of grade-schooler is this…?

Looking at Nilus laughing, Kwak-Jung thought that this kid might actually be an 80-year-old man.

The way that this young boy laughed seemed quite akin to that of an old man.


Noticing Kwak-Jung’s gaze, Nilus’ face stiffened.

“Why are you looking at me like that?”

“Huh? Why, you mad?”

Kwak-Jung didn’t stop staring at Nilus.

“Oh? Look at you.”

Nilus also looked back at Kwak-Jung as if he were annoyed.

The two of them fought whenever they looked at each other.

Kwak-Jung thought that Nilus was insane for pretending to be an old man, while Nilus was angry at Kwak-Jung for not believing in his words.

“You rude bastard… why are you speaking to me like that? Hmph! Young men these days really don’t know to respect their elders. Hmph! I need to die of old age right now, I can’t stand this…”

Nilus stroked his ‘invisible’ beard, and stared at Kwak-Jung. 

“Ha… you young bastard.”

Not losing against this, Kwak-Jung stared back at Nilus.

“Ha, I didn’t think that I would ever see something like this. A little kid is cosplaying as an old grandpa… Ha… I feel this whenever I see you, but you really aren’t sane. Even if you are crazy, you should…”


“I’ll definitely have to teach you a lesson one day… I’ll give you some mental training.”

Kwak-Jung referred to Kang Chul-In’s trademark ‘mental training’, and shook his head.

“Hu… whatever, whatever! To think that this stupid grade-schooler is the head of the mages in the Laputa territory…”


At this, Nilus retorted angrily.

“What did you say? Grade-schooooooler?”


“You young brat… You should learn to respect your elders!”

As Nilus raged, Kwak-Jung thought that this Pangaean mage knew the true meaning of ‘grade-schooler’ and was startled for a second.

He didn’t know that there was the concept of grade-school here in Pangaea, when he hadn’t seen one before.

“You… do you even know what grade-schooler means?”

Kwak-Jung asked to check.

“You think I don’t know what that swear word means? Even though I am an old man, I still keep up with the trendy words nowadays! Ehem.”

“Is that so?”

“O-Of course!”

“What does it mean then?”


“Yeah? So what does it mean?”


Nilus hesitated.

“Hmph… Stop pretending to know.”

“W-What?! Did you really think you would be fine after swearing at the elderly? You rude bastard!”

“Haha, you don’t even know the meaning.”

“I-I know what it is!”

“Then why don’t you say it, ‘Mr. Old Man’.”

“Y... You…”

“Pft~! Don’t talk to me until you know what it means. You got it? O.K?”

Kwak-Jung motioned with his hands.


“Ah… you don’t know what that is either…”


“I’ll have to talk to someone who knows what I’m talking about. What can I say to someone who doesn’t know the ‘trendy’ words? Ha… C’mon, Kwak-Jung. You should be the good man, and let it go.”

After murmuring to himself, Kwak-Jung turned away from Nilus because he didn’t want to continue speaking.

And thanks to that,

“Grade-schooler… I must have forgotten because I’m so old. It must only be temporary… H-Have I gotten dementia?!”

Repeating the word that he had heard for the first time in his life, Nilus wondered whether he had gotten dementia or not.

At that moment,

“I’m here!”

Dorian jumped off the wyvern, before pointing towards his allies in the sky and shouting at them for not jumping off with him.

“...What in hell is that dumb ass doing?”

Kwak-Jung clenched his fists, and shivered.

“Ugh! I think I’m going crazy! How come the people near me aren’t normal? First, there’s a crazy grade-schooler and now, there’s an Overlord that has brain damage… Ah, forget it.”

While Kwak-Jung was complaining to himself, Dorian, who had jumped into enemy territory by himself,

“I-I surrender! S-Stop it! Ahhh!”

Was running away from nearly 8000 Anatolian soldiers, begging for his life.

“Why’d he even come in the first place if he was going to do that… Ugh…”

Kwak-Jung covered his eyes, sick of this madness.

If he had gone into enemy territory like that, it would have been cool if he as an Overlord tried to break through the enemy lines and show off his power, but instead Dorian was busy running around like a dog while being chased by the enemy soldiers. He truly was an Overlord that looked idiotic.

Ah, well… I wouldn’t be following Milord like this if every Overlord was like that…

Kwak-Jung thought of Kang Chul-In, and decided to forgive Dorian for now.

If everyone could do that, then Kwak-Jung might not be the subordinate of Kang Chul-In.

Even though it was true that Kang Chul-In had saved him, one of the reasons Kwak-Jung had decided to follow him was because of his charisma and power.

Of course, that wasn’t to say that Dorian was useless or weak.

Although he wasn’t able to destroy the enemies like Kang Chul-In, he was still able to continue running away from the 8000 soldiers unscathed.

This was something that was impossible unless someone had skill. The only problem was that he was quite stupid.

Now then, Anatolians, it’s only 3 or 4 days before you have to say good bye to your territory. And then… Huhuhu… I’ll be able to get a special bonus from Milord! Hahaha!

Once this happened, it truly wouldn’t be impossible for Kwak-Jung to become the owner of a Ferrari.

After all, Kang Chul-In was famous for rewarding his subordinates well when they deserved it.


“Looks like this is the source of the wind and rain?”

Kang Chul-In stared at the White Rain Fan below his feet and murmured.

In truth, he already knew.

In the past, Lee Gong-Myung had used this weapon to make the armies of Hecate and Aleister retreat near the Hartum river. 

He was even aware that the name of this fan was the ‘White Rain Fan’.

But even still, Kang Chul-In pretended not to know.

It was just in case because he was still wary of Lee Gong-Myung’s terrifying insight and foresight.

“Not bad.”

As soon as he said that,


Kang Chul-In kicked the fan, and it bounced on the ground before landing in his hands.

“I’ll use it well.”

After holding the item that was like the symbol of Lee Gong-Myung, Kang Chul-In nodded with a smile.

This fan contained the authority to ‘call the wind and rain’ and ‘move the mountains and rivers’ and was an item that he could use much better than Kaiforce, as it had so many more uses.

Think about it.

Weather was something that could control one’s normal day, but if one could control the weather depending on their mood... How convenient would that be? 

Simply speaking, this was the most useful item that Kang Chul-In had obtained after returning to the past. It was a true treasure.

Amazing, as expected.

After putting the fan away, Kang Chul-In started to walk towards Lee Gong-Myung in order to kill him.


Kang Chul-In had none.

Lee Gong-Myung was arguably the biggest obstacle in Kang Chul-In’s road to becoming Emperor.

He also didn’t have any intentions to persuade Lee Gong-Myung to join him.

Even though he was quite silly, he had Kwak-Jung by his side. There was no reason to keep Lee Gong-Myung alive now. 

Pzzt, Pzzt!

Mana that had the lightning attribute was concentrated around Kang Chul-In’s right hand. It was because he had absorbed the lightning strike earlier.


As death was approaching, Lee Gong-Myung thought of his friend and lord, Alex Rothschild.

There was no way out.

All of his plans had been obliterated by Kang Chul-In, he had lost his right arm, and he had lost the White Rain Fan.

Kang Chul-In was approaching him with killing intent apparent in his eyes. He couldn’t even beg for mercy.

Please… achieve your goals…

In his final moments, Lee Gong-Myung wished for Alex Rothschild’s goals to be achieved.


Kang Chul-In’s fist flew straight towards Lee Gong-Myung’s head. It was a death sentence from the Grim Reaper.

“Strategist Lee!”

But at that moment, a miracle occurred.


With a loud noise, a green fog covered Kang Chul-In.


At this abrupt attack, Kang Chul-In instinctively jumped away, and immediately blocked Arshelly’s mouth and nose to stop the air from seeping in.

From his experience, most fogs that were green,


Had terrifying poison.

“Those that try to kill Strategist Lee will die!”

“Back off!”

Men wearing black armor and masks came out like ghosts and blocked Kang Chul-In’s way. For some reason, they seemed quite akin to ninjas that came out of animations.

“Strategist Lee!”

While most of the ninjas were blocking Kang Chul-In, the man that looked to be in charge of all the ninjas handed a golden scroll to Lee Gong-Myung.

“T-This is!”

Looking at the golden scroll, Lee Gong-Myung gasped.

This golden scroll was an item known as the ‘Absolute Return Scroll’, and was the only consumable item that was classified as ‘Epic’ in the Lord shop. The price was a whopping 100,000 gold, or around 30 million dollars.

And not only that, but this item was something that each Lord could only buy once in their lifetime.

With that being said, the effects of this item could be guaranteed.

No matter where someone was, or what situation they were in, this item would teleport the user back to their territory within 5 seconds of being ripped.

It was basically the final resort that a Lord could use to run away.

“Quickly, go sir!”

“But… this is Milord’s…”

Lee Gong-Myung hesitated.

This item could only be bought once.

If he used this, that would be like throwing away one of Alex Rothschild’s lives, so it was difficult for the loyal Lee Gong-Myung to rip this scroll open so easily.

“Milord thinks that Strategist Lee is more important than that one mere scroll.”


“Quickly, sir!”

“But you guys…”

“Saving strategist Lee is the priority!”

While the man and Lee Gong-Myung were having an argument.

“You bastards…”

Kang Chul-In’s rage was at its peak.

“Kitty cat!”

Kang Chul-In shouted at the Altaica who on the other side of the canyon.

“Can you catch her?”


“Catch her!”

Saying that, Kang Chul-In threw Arshelly who was still in his arms to the other side. 


Thankfully, the Altaica was able to catch Arshelly safely. It was truly a useful pet.

“Where are you!?”


Even though the poison fog was in Kang Chul-In’s way, he ignored it. Through the Full Moon buff, he would be able to regenerate back from it.

“We won’t let you get…”

Even though the ninjas blocked Kang Chul-In’s way---


He was like a tank, and the soldiers fell like leaves.


At that moment, Lee Gong-Myung finally ripped the scroll.

I won’t let you go!

Kang Chul-In ran faster.

If he let Lee Gong-Myung go here, he would definitely regret it later.

5... 4... 3…

The scroll started to emit light.

There was only 2 seconds left so he had to finish Lee Gong-Myung off quickly.

Pzzt, pzzt!

Kang Chul-In stretched his right hand.

He didn’t use Vortex.

In order to use Vortex, he needed 2 to 3 seconds of preparation time, and Lee Gong-Myung would be able to escape during that short time frame.


The concentrated mana in Kang Chul-In’s hand was blasted out like a laser.


The leader of the ninjas jumped in between Kang Chul-In and Lee Gong-Myung.


And he fell with his chest punctured by Kang Chul-In’s attack.


Lee Gong-Myung himself wasn’t perfectly fine either.

Even though the direction had been somewhat changed, the blast of mana had completely charred Lee Gong-Myung’s left leg.

The golden aura coming from the scroll started to wrap around Lee Gong-Myung’s body. There was only 1 second left.

Where are you going!?

Kang Chul-In’s eyes were filled with terrifying killing intent.


Kang Chul-In threw the iron sword that blacksmith Vulcanos had made towards Lee Gong-Myung’s chest.


The sword flew like an arrow and pierced through Lee Gong-Myung’s heart.


His eyes were filled with absolute shock and terror.

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