Chapter 182: It’s My Turn Now, Old Man

“Kuhahaha!”

Swordmaster Tuzenbach laughed at Kang Chul-In.

“Disciple, you’re too slow!”

“Bullshit.”“Oh, even now you’re this slow?”

Saying that, Tuzenbach’s sword touched Kang Chul-In’s ribs.

“...!”

Truly, this old man moved like a ghost.

 

“Kuku! Disciple, you should know that strength isn’t everything. It seems like you, my disciple, lacks the right technique and finesse. Ah, and a man is all technique, you know…? Oh, and your big, beautiful ‘thing’ is very important as well. Only then can you give happiness and pleasure to women…!”

Making a dirty joke, Tuzenbach laughed again. He was truly treating Overlord Kang Chul-In as someone under him and as his disciple.

“Crazy old man.”

Kang Chul-In aimed his sword at the old man’s mouth with the intention to make him shut up forever.

Whik!

But once again, the old man dodged Kang Chul-In’s sword strike with just a narrow gap of 0.0001 centimetres.

“Come on, come on. I told you, that’s too slow.”

“...”

“No, to be precise, you can’t see accurately.”

“Me?”

“Your sense of distance is terrible. You only know how to fight and overwhelm with your strength and speed, but you don’t understand the concept of ‘distance’.”

What the old man said was quite strange.

He didn’t understand distance?

That didn’t make any sense.

Kang Chul-In was looking at the distance between himself and the old man.

“No, that’s not it.”

Tuzenbach opened his mouth.

“Rather than understanding the concept of distance, you’re fighting with just your instincts. Basically, all you think is ‘will this reach, or not’. That’s all to you.”

“...”

“Well, even with that, you’ll be able to beat most people, but… you can’t do that to someone like me, the great Swordmaster Tuzenbach.”

“Is that so?”

Kang Chul-In smiled ominously.

“Then…”

Pzzt, Pzzt!

Activating the 2nd stage of Overdrive…

Sss…

Starlight started to form from inside Kang Chul-In’s sword.

‘Sword-light’. It was a move that allowed one to maximize the sharpness of the sword.

“Let’s see how long you can last.”

Kang Chul-In jumped head-on towards Tuzenbach.

“Aghhh!”

Tuzenbach exclaimed in surprise.

“You, you crazy bastard! Kuhahaha! To use sword-light!”

“Shut up.”

“Aghhh!!”

“...Stupid old man.”

“Ahh, so scary!! Kya~!”

Even though Kang Chul-In poured attack after attack on Tuzenbach, the old man still managed to dodge everything.

What is going on…?

Kang Chul-In couldn’t believe what was happening right now.

He had fought against countless powerhouses during Ragnarok, but this was the strongest enemy he had ever fought against.

It wasn’t that he was weaker in terms of speed or strength.

It was just that Tuzenbach was able to dodge all of Kang Chul-In’s attacks by an extremely narrow margin.

Why?

He was curious.

Was it that he could read Kang Chul-In’s thoughts?

How was movement like that even possible?

“Concentrate!”

Pow!

With a somewhat large sound, Tuzenbach’s sword ‘hit’ Kang Chul-In’s shoulders.

“Kuk…”

Kang Chul-In nearly fell down, dazed by the force of the strike.

It seemed like there was no mana in the attack, but it felt like his innards were shaking.

“You’re weak, disciple. Kuhahaha!”

Tuzenbach laughed, joyously.

Pow!

Papow!

He then started to mercilessly beat up Kang Chul-In, who was still dazed.

This fucking…

Kang Chul-In grit his teeth.

This is the first time he had ever been so humiliated. Even though he had been pushed back by numbers, he hadn’t been the one on the receiving end during one-on-one fights. 

This was something that someone like Kang Chul-In, who had immense pride, couldn’t stand. If Tuzenbach’s sword were real, and he was fighting properly, Kang Chul-In would already be lying on the floor, dead.

You dare…

Killing intent started to form in Kang Chul-In’s eyes.

Ching!

This time, Kang Chul-In’s sword met Tuzenbach’s strike.

“I’ll kill you, old man.”

Kang Chul-In growled.

“Ne~! Ne~! Ne~! Go ahead and try~! Go ahead and try~!”

“...”

“Try to understand the concept of distance, like I told you. Sharpen your senses, like that of a man when he is having s…”

“Bullshit!!”

“Why don’t you believe me!?”

“Shut up!”

Angered even more, Kang Chul-In pressed on Tuzenbach. He was trying to push the old man down with his strength.

Whirik!

Tuzenbach deftly made a turn, shaking off Kang Chul-In, and then kicked him on the butt.

POW!

“...!”

Brr…

Kang Chul-In’s body started to tremble in rage.

Pissed off to the very limit, his body started to shake involuntarily.

“You’re angry, right? You can’t win, right? Right? Right? Now do you know the greatness of this old man, foolish disciple? Even that ‘Emperor of Blood and Iron’ that you know... Even that kiddo, Julius, learned swordsmanship from me, and got beaten up for a month… Huh?”

Pausing, Tuzenbach’s eyes narrowed.

“You…”

“...?”

“You look just like that kiddo, Julius. You seem like him too… no respect, terrible personality, and immense pride in himself. Hmmm… even though it doesn’t seem like you two are the same person. The color of your eyes are different too… Don’t tell me, are you of the royal family? You do look similar to those people from the Aurangzeb royal family.”

“As if.”

Kang Chul-In said.

“I guess not, then.”

This time, Tuzenbach jumped towards Kang Chul-In. For the first time, he was going on the offense.

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As the government and the Galaxy Corporation miraculously resolved their problems, the adventurers started to move.

-The spokesperson for the Blue House, Kim Chul-Su, has stated that at this very moment the conflict between the Galaxy Corporation and the Blue House has been resolved and that in an hour, adventurers will begin to take down the monsters. 

The plan to take down the monsters will be done with the Galaxy Corporation leading it,  with the help of the adventurers and the army, and it has also been stated that senior directing manager Kang Chul-In has been named as honorary general to lead this plan.

“Oh my, my son…! What on earth…?”

Park Sun-Ja was shocked.

She thought that her son was just an ‘ordinary adventurer’, but once she saw that though it was honorary he had been given the ‘4 stars’, she was shocked. 

While this was happening, 

Brrrr!

The house seemed to shake, and from outside the window a giant spider appeared. It was a level 40 monster, the arachne.

“W-What!?”

Park Sun-Ja was startled, and called for Arshelly.

“A-Arshelly!”

Arshelly was in her room, studying while looking at the maths textbook she had been given. Even though she was only in elementary school, she was looking at something that people in high school would study.

“Too easy…”

Arshelly murmured, depressed.

“I need to go tell father to get a harder text…”

“Granddaughter!”

“Yes?”

“A-A monster!”

“Oh?”

“Quickly, let’s run!”

“Hehe… don’t worry, grandma.”

“Hmm?”

“Just look.”

Grabbing Park Sun-ja’s hand, Arshelly walked towards the courtyard.

“G-Granddaughter! Stop!!”

“It’s okay.”

Saying that, Arshelly chanted a spell towards the monster.

As soon as the spell finished,

BANG-!!

The giant arachne exploded and disappeared.

“G-Granddaughter…?”

“Hehe!”

“I-Is that really what you did?”

“Since it’s okay now, let’s go back!”

“O-Okay…”

Even though Seoul was extremely chaotic due to the appearance of the monsters, Kang Chul-In’s house was an exception.

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A day had already passed.

“Ha… Hu…”

Kang Chul-In was on the verge of fainting, as he was dead tired.

“Tut tut…”

Staring at Kang Chul-In, Tuzenbach clicked his tongue.

“You really don’t understand what I’m saying, do you?”

Really, what is it…

Even though he had gotten beaten up and humiliated for 24 hours, Kang Chul-In was unable to read Tuzenbach’s movements.

He was angry. Angry at his own weakness, knowing that he would have been long dead if he met Tuzenbach on the battlefield.

It’s not like he can read my mind… I’m faster than him, and I’m stronger than him too… What’s the reason this is happening…?

He felt like he was going crazy. 

There must be a method… a method… wait a minute…!

At that moment, Kang Chul-In sensed something weird.

Dust?

The way that the dust in this room flew around was unnatural.

Normally, dust moved along with the flow of the air in the room, but strangely, the dust in this room stayed in between Kang Chul-In and Tuzenbach, as if they were doing their own tug of war.

“Kukuku… just give up, and be my disciple. If that happens, I will teach you my swordsmanship, and give you Mitra!”

Without knowing that Kang Chul-In had figured something out, Tuzenbach continued to tease Kang Chul-In.

The way that the dust flows… it’s like the flow of mana…

From the dust, Kang Chul-In finally sensed a tiny amount of mana flowing between himself and Tuzenbach.

Mana flowing between me and this damned old man… Wait!

A thought flashed in Kang Chul-In’s head.

L-Like a bat!

Tuzenbach was using a tiny bit of mana that Kang Chul-In couldn’t sense, and was keeping the distance between himself and Kang Chul-In through this.

Just like a bat or a dolphin would do. 

“Old man.”

Kang Chul-In opened his mouth again.

“What is it?”

“How tall am I?”

“Hmm… around 183.74311 centimetres?”

“And how about the length of my arm?”

“...!”

“What about the angle of my waist, when I turn?”

“Y-You…”

“It wasn’t just that you’re strong.”

Finally figuring out the secret of Swordmaster Tuzenbach, Kang Chul-In nodded.

Tuk tuk.

Kang Chul-In touched his head with his fingers.

“This is your answer.”

“...!”

“The senses in your brain figure out the data given out by the mana, and you fight according to that. Am I right?”

Kang Chul-In laughed.

“Let’s say I’m you right now. I can now see ‘my’ height, weight, the length of my body parts, and more. I can calculate the ‘distance’ between me and you. If that happens, I can calculate the trajectory of the attacks.”

“Ho…”

Tuzenbach stuck his tongue out.

“...It seems like you have good senses. How did you find out?”

“...Luck.”

That was right. 

If he didn’t notice the bits of dust floating around, Kang Chul-In wouldn’t have been able to guess.

“Hmph. To get this skill that took me a lifetime to learn… and in 24 hours nonetheless... Hmph.”

Even though Tuzenbach murmured angrily,

“Well, whatever. Now that you know, you realize how great I am, right? Stay in here for a while, and learn how the ‘Oraclomind’ works.”

“I refuse.”

“...!”

“I’m a busy person. I can’t stay in here for much longer, especially considering how much time I already spent here.”

“T-That doesn’t make sense! The Oraclomind takes 10 years…”

“Obviously it does. Because it requires training for hearing, sight, training for guessing angles, guessing the distance, and more. But of course, that’s only in your measly standards.”

“...?”

“I’ve already learned it.”

“You liar…”

“Old man.”

At that moment, Kang Chul-In laughed evilly.

“Get ready. It’s my turn now.”

“...!”

“So, prepare for some ‘mental training’.”

Bang!

Kang Chul-In kicked off the ground and rushed towards Tuzenbach. It was time for revenge.

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