Chapter 183: Learning Oraclomind

When Kang Chul-In first started to use the Oraclomind, he was unable to catch Tuzenbach.

It was obvious this would happen.

Tuzenbach had trained for countless years to master this skill, whilst Kang Chul-In had just only learned it.

“Kuku…”

Tuzenbach laughed.

“Little bastard, do you really think you can beat me, the great swordmaster Tuzenbach with…”

POW!

Kang Chul-In’s sword managed to hit Tuzenbach’s shoulder.

“Ack!!”

Screaming in pain, Tuzenbach rolled on the ground.

“Old man.”

Kang Chul-In laughed evilly.

“I thought I told you that I’ve already learned it.”

“Y-You… don’t tell me you forcefully increased the capacity of your brain by…?”

“Of course I did.”

“But, the aftereffects…”

“Who cares.”

“...!”

“I think I’d be able to sell my soul if that let me beat you up.”

“T-That much…?”

“Get ready.”.

Using the mana from Overdrive to increase the capacity and capabilities of his brain, Kang Chul-In was easily able to overwhelm Tuzenbach. And the result… was a terrifying beating.

Pow!

Papow!

Kang Chul-In’s sword mercilessly hit the arms and legs of Tuzenbach.

“Y-You…”

“This is why you should really shut up.”

“...!”

“I’ll crush you.”

Saying that, Kang Chul-In threw away the sword he was using, and clenched his two fists.

Mental training… was meant to be done through his fists, after all.

Pow!

Papow!!

“Kuackkkkk!”

And that was the day that the sounds of a pig being slaughtered could be heard from the ‘strongest swordsman in Pangaea’, Tuzenbach.

“Huhu…”

Kang Chul-In laughed.

“W-Wait!!”

“Shut up.”

“Wai… Aghh!”

Kang Chul-In’s fist struck Tuzenbach’s face.

Crack!!!

With a sound of something shattering, yellow teeth started to fall out of Tuzenbach’s mouth.

T-This crazy bastard…

Tuzenbach couldn’t believe the situation right now.

The achievement that he had gotten after training for a lifetime--- someone managed to get it in just a day. Tuzenbach was astonished, and felt somewhat depressed.

But that wasn’t all.

Uuhh…! It hurts… 

Kang Chul-In’s beating was truly terrifying.

By forcefully activating his brain’s full capacity, Kang Chul-In was beating up Tuzenbach while taking the full brunt of the aftereffects.

A terrible nosebleed.

Red, almost bloody, eyes.

Currently, Kang Chul-In had an appearance that surpassed being just ‘tough’; he looked like a crazy devil.

“Huhu…”

Actually, he was a crazy devil.

Kang Chul-In was laughing.

He was swinging his fists as if beating Tuzenbach was truly enjoyable and satisfying. 

“S-Stop!! That’s enough! You have my acknowledgement!!”

“No.”

But Kang Chul-In merely shook his head. 

“I still have to hit you 566 times.”

“W-Why!?”

“Old man, you hit me exactly 71 times.”

“...You counted that?”

“Of course.”

With things like this, Kang Chul-In was quite childish.

“I originally needed to hit you 710 times since it’s 71 multiplied by 10. Since I’ve already hit you 144 times, 710 minus 144 is 566. In conclusion, I still need to hit you 566 times.”

“K-Kuk… What kind of miraculous method of counting is that?”

“It’s my way of calculating.”

“...”

“Well then, good luck.”

“Huh? U-Uh… Uhhhh?! Kuaaaa!”

That day, Tuzenbach also realized how badly a person could be beaten up, and how much pain one could take. After getting hit 566 more times.

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“Sob… sob…”

Tuzenbach began to sob, putting his pride behind him.

“You meanie… bad guy… Sob…”

It hurt.

It hurt a lot.

Kang Chul-In’s mental training was enough to make even Tuzenbach, who had trained himself for a lifetime, cry.

“Ha… Hu…”

Of course, Kang Chul-In himself wasn’t in a good state.

After forcefully increasing his brain’s capacity, he was paying the price. Well, part of it was because he had gotten tired after beating Tuzenbach up so much.

This… is even more dangerous than Overdrive.

That was how Kang Chul-In thought of the Oraclomind.

A headache that seemed to split his head apart, dizziness, and weird sounds in his ears.

He was also extremely tired.

It was entirely possible that if he had used the Oraclomind for 30 more seconds, his brain would have either exploded, or he would have gone crazy.

“You stubborn bastard… Damned bastard… I have never seen someone like you before…! Wait, I guess Julius, that kiddo, was like you too.”

“Shut… up… Hu…”

“No, I don’t want to. Haha….”

“...It seems like you still haven’t learned your lesson….”

“N-No!! I have! I most definitely have!”

Even after all of that, Kang Chul-In and Tuzenbach continued to fight, with both of them lying on the ground, exhausted.

“Hmph… Anyway, I acknowledge you.”

Tuzenbach said, signaling the end of the quest.

“Who are you to acknowledge me?”

“You rude bastard!! I can’t believe that comes out of your mouth, even after I, your master, taught you the skill that took me a lifetime to learn!!”

“Master? Who?”

“Y...You…!”

“I’m a Lord. There is no one above me.”

“Then how about the emperor that you…”

“There is no emperor.”

“...!”

“Well, that might be different once I become the emperor myself.”

“Y-You... Crazy bastard.”

“Shut up, and give me Mitra already.”

“Hmph… take it.”

“I’ll use it well.”

“Yeah!! Use it well, you damned bastard!!”

Tuzenbach shouted.

[You have cleared the quest: ‘The Teaching of a Veteran’.]

A message popped up that told Kang Chul-In the quest was truly over. 

[You have learned the skill ‘Oraclomind’!]

[Mastery until the skill is mastered (1/1,000,000)]

Tuzenbach’s unique move was also given to Kang Chul-In. Even though it would take an extremely long time to use it without Overdrive.

“Oh, and…”

“...?”

“Don’t stay lax with training.”

Tuzenbach advised.

“The brain is the main organ of the human body. Even though I don’t know how you increased the capabilities of your brain, your body won’t last if you continue to do that.”

“I know.”

“If you do know, then make sure you train. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long it’s helpful in training your senses. Remember, even losing your memories is a small matter if you continue to forcefully use your brain like that. If it’s bad, you might go crazy. If that happens, you’ll become a raging demon. I don’t want to see you becoming like that. Even though you might not agree with this, I still think of you as my disciple.”

“Old man…”

“Even though having great ambitions isn’t a bad thing, you should always be wary when killing. There are more powerhouses in this world than you think. Don’t always be arrogant, and you should learn to be modest at times.”

It seemed that Tuzenbach wanted his farewell with Kang Chul-In to be somewhat warm.

“So, remember to train. And finally… don’t ever lose… Hey! Where are you going!?”

The disciple of the swordmaster isn’t allowed to lose!

...is what Tuzenbach was going to say, before realizing Kang Chul-In wasn’t listening, and walking towards where Mitra was being kept.

He was trying to act like a good teacher for once, but Kang Chul-In had ignored him.

“You rude…”

“Old man.”

Kang Chul-In stared at Tuzenbach, and spoke.

“What are you trying to say?”

“Well, of course… I want you to become invincible.”

“...Invincible?”

“Don’t ever lose a one-on-one to anyone. That’s what I want to say.”

“Hmm…”

“Can you promise that?”

“Of course.”

“Ho, you have good confidence. That suits your… terrible personality. Just so you know, a man…”

“A man is confident.”

“Very good!”

Tuzenbach nodded, satisfied.

“Now, I can go. I have no regrets.”

“Are you going now?”

“I have to. I don’t even remember how long I was stuck in here.”

Saying that, Tuzenbach,

Srrr…!

Started to fade away, like the fog.

“You have to become invincible! You rude bastard of a disciple!”

With his last words, Tuzenbach completely disappeared. He had gone to the afterworld after achieving his final wish of passing his achievements to the future generation.

“Noisy old man.”

After laughing when Tuzenbach had disappeared,

BANG!

Kang Chul-In broke open the stone coffin.

Inside of it, a blinding light filled the whole room, as if it had been waiting.

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In the control tower dedicated to the Galaxy Corporation.

 Putting a headset on, Kwak-Jung spoke.

“We have to block the dungeons first. The first one… Sindorim.”

At Kwak-Jung’s orders, 10 tanks started to roll towards Sindorim’s ‘technique mart’, forming a barricade.

“Group A, come out.”

-This is group A.

Billy Halford, who had been waiting near the Sindorim, answered.

“Clean up the monsters that are nearby and go into the dungeon once you’re finished. Oh, and tell me once you’ve cleared it.”

-Yes, sir!

This was the first order, so Billy Halford started to move along with his fellow adventurers; as did some of the Korean army.

“Next… Group M.”

-Please speak.

The M here represented Money; this was the group commanded by Overlord Lee Chae-rin.

“Have you finished cleaning the monsters up?”

-Yes, we have. Right now, the tanks are blocking the dungeon entrance.

“Then please clear that one, too.”

-Of course.

“But… will you really be alright? Should I send at least one or two adventurers…”

-I’m fine. I can do it by myself.

“Well… okay.”

As the owner of the epic item ‘Miss MoneyPay’, Lee Chae-rin was someone that specialized in ‘solo-playing’ in gamer terms.

“Hmm… Group H, please respond.”

-This is Group H.

Overlord Dorian’s voice could be heard from Kwak-Jung’s headset.

“That place is quite big, so it might take quite a bit of time. Just enter the dungeon quickly.”

-I can’t.

“Why not?”

-I got lost…

“Sorry?”

-I thought you said to go to Konkuk University?

“Oh! It was Sejong University, not Konkuk.”

-....

“Sorry. I got mixed up between the two. Please move to Sejong University quickly. .It’s not very far.”

-Hu… I thought I got lost. Alright!’

“Then, please contact me again once you’ve finished wrapping up around Sejong.”

-Copy that.

As the strongest group, Group H was also put onto the battlefield. Kwak-Jung took off his headset and started to chew his gum again.

“T-Trouble!”

But at that moment, one of the operators pointed at the screen.

“The bone dragon!!”

Marked as a red dot on the screen, the bone dragon was moving extremely quickly.

“Don’t tell me… Director Kwak!”

This time, the newly appointed General, Ko Yong-chan, called out to Kwak-Jung.

“Yes?”

“That direction… that’s the emergency shelter!”

“...Which shelter?”

“Jangchung stad…”

“What?!”

Kwak-Jung shouted.

“Don’t tell me you guys actually made the idiotic decision to make Jangchung stadium into an emergency shelter…?”

“...That’s right. There are almost 10,000 civilians inside…”

“What the fuck!?”

Kwak-Jung exploded.

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