Chapter 172: Pangaea World (pt. 2)

It wasn’t possible for a normal adventurer to capture a level 50 Gorgatris alive.

It might be possible to kill it in a raid, but it would be impossible to capture it alive and bring it to Earth.

“How about if it’s a giant guild or a clan?”

“Also impossible. There’s a limit to adventurers. For example, is it possible for a caveman to kill a modern-day soldier?”

“That bad, huh…?”

“That’s the difference between a Lord and an adventurer.”

“Hm… Looking at you makes me believe that. President Moon, that cheeky old man… Looks like he’s gotten himself a Lord as his partner? Maybe I should be a little more careful from now on.”

“Careful?”

“Don’t we have a new competitor now unlike before when we were almost monopolizing South Korea?”

“Hmph, what competition?”

Kang Chul-In smirked.

“There is no competition for me.”

“Huh?”

“Who dares to?”

“Ha…”

“...?”

“Sometimes, it’s not very good to be that confident.”

As if he were talking from experience, Old Man Kwon gave advice.

“The world is wide, and there are many strong people. I, myself, also thought that I was definitely the strongest in South Korea. That changed when I met my sworn brother. Oh, I’m not saying that you should look down on yourself. I’m just saying that sometimes you need to know to lower yourself, and that you shouldn’t look down on…”

“Old man.”

“Huh?”

“How many lords do you think are stronger than me?”

Kang Chul-In’s sudden question startled Old Man Kwon. 

“You mean your rank?”

Old Man Kwon seemed to speculate for quite a bit of time, and opened his mouth cautiously. He knew that Kang Chul-In was a Lord, but he didn’t have any information on the Lord rankings.

“Maybe 15th…?”

“1st.”

“Kuk!”

“I’m 1st on the Overlord rankings.”

“Huk…! You were an Overlord? A-And, you’re ranked 1st?”

Old Man Kwon was extremely shocked.

He knew how strong Kang Chul-In was, but he didn’t know that he would be the strongest.

“You disappoint me. I didn’t think that I would need to tell you myself for you to know that.”

Kang Chul-In spoke, his face stiff.

“N-No!! I-It’s just a misunderstanding.”

“No, I know how you think of me now.”

“I told you, it was a mis…”

“Looks like I’ll have to go look for a new partner. One that doesn’t think lowly of me this time.”

“N-No, it was my fault!”

Realizing he had made a mistake, Old Man Kwon begged.

“Huhu... Huhuhuhu…”

Old Man Kwon laughed embarrassedly, and tried to appease Kang Chul-In’s anger.

“Hm… What can I do to make it so that you’re not angry at me anymore?”

Old Man Kwon offered.

“If you can calm down, there’s nothing I can’t do. Come on, just tell me what you want. I’ll do it for you.”

“Ferrari.”

“...!”

“I don’t have a Ferrari in my collection.”

Old Man Kwon realized---

Dammit!

That he had been baited.

It was the 3rd time now, after having to give Kang Chul-In a Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, and a Bugatti supersport.

“I-Is that so? Haha… There can’t not be a Ferrari in your collection…! S-So, the model that you want…?”

“LaFerrari.”

“U-Ugh…”

Old Man Kwon was startled.

“P-Please forgive me this once… A LaFerrari is practically impossible to…”

“I thought I saw a LaFerrari in the parking lot? Are my eyes weird?”

“...!”

“I need to guess whose car that is, then. I mean, the president of the company’s car is a porsche, and someone else rides a LaFerrari? I wonder how great that person is, then, for them to…”

“Here you go.”

With trembling hands, Old Man Kwon handed something towards Kang Chul-In. It was a car key, with the logo of Ferrari on it. Even though Old Man Kwon was a Porsche maniac, he also owned a LaFerrari.

“Thanks.”

Laughing, Kang Chul-In took the car key from the old man.

“Don’t worry about Pangaea World. They’ll die off soon enough.”

“Alright…”

Maybe because he had just been ripped off a LaFerrari, Old Man Kwon’s voice was powerless.

“And also the competitors.”

“Right… You’re the 1st ranked Overlord, so you’ll take care of them yourself.”

“Finally…”

Kang Chul-In added.

“You don’t need to be so focused on monopolizing the market.”

“Hm?”

“Even though we are monopolizing the market right now, in the long-term it won’t bring good benefits to us, or to the consumers. Sometimes, we need a running-mate in order to compete with us. And…”

Kang Chul-In added.

“There aren’t any normal people that aim for a monopoly. All of them were human scum.”

It was something sincere that came out from his heart, aimed at some other people.

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A week passed.

-After the opening of the Pangaea World, an amazing average of 300,000 people have come to visit. It is said that there are at least 50,000 foreigners that have also come to look…

-The city of Seoul will place more police in order to protect the many people visiting Pangaea World, and would like to ask people to temporarily stop visiting Pangaea World.

Although South Korea and the world focused on Pangaea World, the Kang Chul-In family was quiet about it.

Since Pangaea was her hometown, Pangaea World was nothing to Arshelly. To her, the place called ‘school’ was far more interesting than Pangaea World.

Even though Park Sun-Ja was originally somewhat interested, she also stopped paying attention seeing that both Kang Chul-In and Arshelly didn’t seem to care whatsoever.

I’ll return in 2 days.

This was the first thing that Kang Chul-In thought as he opened the door to his house.

He was planning to take care of internal affairs, personal training, and also hunting for items.

Basically, it meant that he would throw away all interest in hunting Rothschild down, and prepare for the upcoming dragon hunt.

I’ll need to call that idiot.

Kang Chul-In thought of the pushover, Dorian.

“Wow! This is so tasty!”

He heard a somewhat familiar, and boisterous voice somewhere. It seemed that person was eating something.

“Oh, is it good?”

Park Sun-Ja’s voice could also be heard.

“Yes, it’s amazing!”

“Hohoho~! It makes me happy that Dorian likes it.”

Speak of the Devil... 

“Is it possible for me to visit here often?”

“Of course~! Actually, my son doesn’t have many friends. Maybe it’s because of his somewhat cold personality, but it would be great if you came to visit and take care of him.”

“Pft… I knew it. That guy’s personality is absolute tra---, I mean... s-sorry.”

“No, it’s alright. It’s not like his personality has ever been good… But Dorian, please take care of him, and stay near him, okay?”

“Of course! Haha! Actually, even this time I helped Chul-In out a lot. That guy actually relies on me a lot, even though he doesn’t seem to realise it. Hahaha!”

And Kang Chul-In’s response to that---

Where does this idiot think he is?

Wasn’t good.

“Ah~! This is really good. Amazing.”

Not realizing that the Grim Reaper had come, Dorian continued to eat his gan-jang gejang, or soy crab. 

“What are you doing in my house?”

Kang Chul-In growled.

“Oh, I’m eating. Kang Chul-In, your mother’s cooking is amazing! Ah~! British food is absolutely terrible compared to this. Can you let me take some of the… Wait a minute…”

Tak…

Finally discovering that Kang Chul-In was here, Dorian accidentally dropped the chopsticks and spoon he held.

“S-Son?”

Park Sun-Ja also had a startled expression on her face when she discovered Kang Chul-In.

“I’ll go to the shop since I’m a little busy. You two have a nice time~!”

Park Sun-Ja quickly left.

She had betrayed Dorian.

“K-Kang Chul-In?”

“Absolute trash…? I didn’t think that’s what you thought of me.”

“N-No…!”

“And.”

Kang Chul-In grabbed the back of Dorian’s neck, and spoke.

“Where do you think this is, for you to be taking food home?”

“W-Well… we’re friends…”

“Soy crab… does that even fit a British person’s tastes?”

“It tastes good. I mean, Britain’s food is the world’s verrrrrrrry worst.”

“Whatever.”

“H-Huh?”

“I need to have a conversation with you.”

“U-Uh… Alright.”

Without realizing what was in for him, poor Dorian followed Kang Chul-In.

10 minutes later.

“Sob… Sob…”

His eyes now completely swollen, Dorian licked his spoon while sobbing.

Seeing as how he could still eat after going through the ‘mental training’, it was obvious that Dorian was quite ‘tanky’.

“H-How could you…?”

“Yeah, but who told you to come inside my house, take my food, and curse at me?”

“I mean…! We’re friends… Huk… Sob… I, I-It hurts…”

“Stop eating. Have you been starved before or something?”

“So mean… Hmph…”

“Why are you even in Korea?”

“Oh, that?”

Suddenly laughing, Dorian took out a ticket from his pocket and shook it in front of Kang Chul-In’s eyes. It was a VIP entrance ticket for Pangaea World.

“Tada!”

“...”

“Huhu… I bought it for 450 USD on the black market.”

“Idiot.”

“Huh?”

“They say that no matter how expensive it is, you can get it for half the price.”

“...”

“Stop being a pushover.”

“Hmph…”

Realizing he had been tricked again, Dorian looked depressed.

“Not to mention,”

Speechless, Kang Chul-In looked at Dorian.

“Why are you even going there in the first place? You’re a Lord, not an ordinary human.”

“I mean, there could be some monsters or plants that even I don’t know. I thought this could be of some help when I write my encyclopedia.”

“That encyclopedia of yours…”

“Hmph! You were the one that told me you were interested in the first place to approach me!”

“I don’t remember.”

“Hmph! You liar!”

Dorian pouted.

“Anyway, I came just since I was on the way. So, you wanna go with me to Pangaea World the day after tomorr...? A... Aghhh!”

Noticing Kang Chul-In’s terrifying expression, Dorian started to run for his life.

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Two more days passed.

Kang Chul-In still wasn’t interested in Pangaea World.

Vrooom!

Riding in a supercar that had a V12 engine attached to it, Kang Chul-In raced through the road… this was not an accurate description.

Dammit, the traffic.

Seoul’s traffic conditions were terrible for a supercar to race through freely.

Wiing!

While Kang Chul-In was bored, a random phone number called him.

“I don’t need any mone---”

-It’s me!

But unexpectedly, the one that called him was Dorian Explorer.

“What’s up with this random phone number?”

-That’s not the problem right now!

“Then what is?”

-Who made Pangaea World? Was it you?”

“I’m not interested in losing money.”

Kang Chul-In cut off Dorian’s words.

-Really? Then who was it?

“What do you mean by that?”

-This place--- It’s amazing! There are even monsters that are level 60!

“Level 60?”

At that moment, Kang Chul-In was confused.

A level 60 monster, all of a sudden?

Was that the true capabilities of Pangaea World?

-It’s amazing! There are a bunch of high-level monsters everywhere! Wow… they made this place really well. If it wasn’t you, then who made this theme park? Is it a Lord that you know? If it is, can you introduce me to them? Please?

At that moment, Kang Chul-In nearly doubted Dorian’s words.

A bunch of high-level monsters are there? Is that even possible?

Kang Chul-In had previously thought that it was at the level of a zoo, but apparently that wasn’t the case.

It was obvious that the person behind Pangaea World was an extremely powerful and rich Lord that had completely prepared for this.

“Are you for real right now?’

-Yeah, I’m serious. There are even a lot of Level 50 monsters here! Wow… how did these people even manage to bring all of these monsters in here?

“I’m going.”

-You’re going to come?

“I need to take a look at it myself.”

Saying that, Kang Chul-In immediately turned his car towards Yongsan, where Pangaea World was located. 

Why?

South Korea wasn’t a big market.

Listening to Dorian’s words, it was clear that there was even more money used to build this ‘Pangaea World’ than he thought.

But no matter how much he thought about it, he thought that it was a waste of money.

He might be able to understand if this was built in the U.S, China, or even Japan, but South Korea? What was the reason?

He needed to take a look at it himself.

Vroom!

And luckily, the road started to clear up, allowing Kang Chul-In to accelerate. 

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“Hmph!”

Riding in a BMW i8, Kwak-Jung stared at the Ferrari that was in front of him, and snorted.

“Stupid Ferrari… Stupid rich people… They only know how to spend their money since they have good parents to take care of them!”

Kwak-Jung was angry, since he had been awarded the White Rain Fan instead of the Ferrari that he had desired so much. And now that he was looking at a Ferrari on the road, it had made him pissed.

“Brother, chase it!”

Kwak Jung-Mi, who was sitting next to him, said enthusiastically.

“Hey… that’s a Ferrari.”

Kwak-Jung spoke, depressed.

“With this car, I can only bite it’s dust.”

It was true.

Even though the i8 was a good car, it wasn’t able to compare to a Ferrari in terms of speed. 

“Brother! Is that the best you can do?”

“Huh?”

“Brother, aren’t you an adventurer?”

“W-Well, yeah…”

“Then aren’t you supposed to be good at driving too?”

It made sense.

After all, an adventurer had better specs than a normal human: better vision, reaction speed, reflexes, and more.

“Hmm…”

“Chase it!”

“S-Should I?”

“You can do it!”

At Kwak Jung-Mi’s cheer, Kwak-Jung grabbed the handle harder.

“Fine! Whatever, stupid Ferrari.”

Since the car itself was lacking, Kwak-Jung tried to make up for it in terms of pure driving skill.

“Go, Kwak-Jung! I choose you!”

“...Am I a pokemon or something?”

“Go already! That person’s already leaving!”

Kwak Jung-Mi shouted, pointing at the Ferrari.

“F-Fine…!”

Kwak-Jung started to chase the Ferrari.

Although, he had no idea that the person who was in that Ferrari would be someone he would regret chasing after.

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