Chapter 204: Laputa, Being Attacked (pt. 1)

“Hmm? What is it?” Listening to Quidor’s jittering, Aleister’s face started to stiffen.

“T...That… the soldiers of Atal Ramanuzan… have been…” Quidor said, his voice shaking.

“Dammit, what about those bastards?”

“T...They’ve been wiped out.”

“...What?” Aleister found it difficult to believe what he had just heard.

How was it possible that 10,000 soldiers were wiped out while they were preparing for an ambush?

“Are you joking with me right now?”

“N, No sir!”

“You expect me to really believe that?”

“...”

“What, do Kang Chul-In’s soldiers have wings or something? Are they bird-men? How did they get here so quickly?”

“They walked here.”

“W-What?! They walked here?!”

“Yes, Milord.”

“...”

“Apparently, they threw out the things that they didn’t need and marched here as quickly as possible…”

“T-Those crazy bastards…”

“...”

“So… how about the ambush? How about my undead soldiers that were waiting in the tunnels?”

“O… Of course, they failed. Apparently, the enemies went right back in front of where the soldiers were ambushed… and there weren't even 100 soldiers that had been injured or killed.”

“W...Wh...What!?” Aleister’s body began to shake.

Huakk!

And from the enraged Half Lich’s body, dark mana began to spread throughout the area.

“M… Milord…! Please calm down!”

“I already know that!”

“Yes…”

“I know that it’s not your fault that their marching speed was 3 or 4 times faster than what we expected.”

“Yes, Milord.”

Even though Aleister was extremely pissed off, he wasn’t planning on blaming Quidor.

Even though he was evil, distrusted others, and played dirty, he still had the ability to make decisions and remain calm.

Otherwise, he wouldn’t have become one of the 10 Overlords in the first place.

“So, the total amount of casualties?”

“The 5000 soldiers that were waiting on the left side have been completely annihilated, while there are 1500 survivors left on the other side.”

“...”

“Even though it does seem like there are 1000 more survivors, it doesn’t seem likely that they will return considering the fact that they didn’t run towards us.”

“So… you’re saying that there are only 1500 survivors that have returned to us?”

“Yes, and almost half of them have been burned, so there are only 6 or 700 soldiers that can actually fight.

“Burned? Did they attack using fire?” At the words ‘burned’, Aleister’s green eyes started to glow fiercely.

Almost all undead monsters were weak to fire, including himself. It was obvious that he reacted sensitively to this topic.

“Well, it couldn’t be said that it was a proper, coordinated attack using fire as they just attached a flamethrower to their Atlases.”

“Those damned bastards…” Aleister gritted his teeth.

“Just like Rothshchild said… if they brought in weapons like that, it’s obvious that they were going to attack us from the very beginning. Isn’t that right, Quidor?”

“Yes, Milord. Isn’t that part of the reason he sent that spy here, Kim Sung-Hee?”

“Luckily enough though, we grabbed Rothschild’s hand. If not, our territory would have likely fallen in Kang Chul-In’s hands. To think that I tried to cooperate with him and make him some phantom steeds… Well, whatever.” Aleister said, confident.

“Kang Chul-In… keep using that flamethrower of yours. Let’s see if it works!”

“Yes, Milord.”

A man that led an Undead Army wasn’t afraid of fire?

It was obvious that the reason he could say that was because he had something hidden up his sleeve.

“Quidor.”

“Yes, Milord?”

“Make sure that almost no soldiers remain here, and that all soldiers go to the 18 peaks.”

“Is this for defense?”

“Yes, we just need to delay until Albrecht Vilhelm’s soldiers get here. And then… huhuhu…”

“Yes, Milord!”

“Kang Chul-In… if I win this war… then I’ll finally be able to get your body… I’ll let you feel the honor of becoming the strongest undead warrior ever created… Huhuhu…” Aleister murmured, confident that he would definitely win this war as long he defended the 18 peaks.

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After burning up the soldiers of Atal Ramanuzan, the soldiers of Laputa returned quickly to the base camp.

“Milord!”

In the Laputa army’s base-camp.

“A call has arrived from the Overlord of the Dorado Territory, Lee Chae-rin!”

A soldier reported to Kang Chul-In, who was sipping on whiskey as celebration for winning the skirmish.

“Lee Chae-rin?”

“Yes, Milord!”

“Then accept the call.”

Around 2 or 3 minutes passed before Kang Chul-In was able to see Lee Chae-rin’s hologram.

-Mr. Chul-In! How can you go to Pangaea without saying a word!

“I had some stuff to take care of.”

-Ha… Well, that makes sense.

“What is it for you to call me? I’m kind of busy right now, since I’m in the middle of a war…”

-I sent reinforcements.

“Reinforcements? How many?”

-Only a few. I only sent 8 magical cannons and 10 archelons.

“...My god.” Kang Chul-In was shocked.

Lee Chae-rin’s reinforcements weren’t ‘only a few’ like she said. 

Even though it was true that the quantity of what she had sent was small, what mattered was the quality.

Magical Cannons were something that not even Lords could buy infinitely, as there was a limit depending on the status or the level of the Lord. 

And she had sent 8 of those cannons?

This was better than any troop to Kang Chul-In who had to fight to conquer the 18 peaks.

On the other hand, archelons were level 60 water element monsters that looked like turtles that could shoot out water from their mouths.

“Is that alright with you? That isn’t something to mention lightly.”

-Well, it’s peaceful around here and I’m the one with the biggest territory in this region. So there’s almost no possibility that war will break out.

“Is that so… but how did you know to send reinforcements? I didn’t even tell you that I was going to war.”

-I mean, how could I not with all the rumors?

“Rumors…?”

-I mean, I heard that the war was between Mr. Chul-In and an alliance against Mr. Chul-In.

“Ahh… so there were rumors in the Illusion Network?

-Yes, that’s right.

“Well, thanks.”

-No problem~!

“I will make sure to repay this debt one day.”

-You’re not lying, right?

“Of course.”

-Hehe… I’ll be waiting! 

“...Do whatever you want.”

-The reinforcements will arrive in 2-3 days, so wait until then! Well then, I’m off now! Good luck!

“Alright.”

With that, the call ended, and Kang Chul-In turned around to face the people looking at him.

“Hmm…”

In front of Kang Chul-In were 20 captives and prisoners of war.

“Mmmm!! Mmmmm!!”

Tagore who had luckily survived tried to shout, but the gag in her mouth prevented her from saying anything.

“Release the gag.”

Under Kang Chul-In’s orders, soldiers came and took off Tagore’s gag.

“Overlord Kang Chul-In!” Tagore shouted.

“Do you not know what manners are?”

“...Manners?”

“Even though I have lost in the battle, don’t you think you should at least treat me like a human!!”

“...?”

“I hadn’t even dreamed that I would be wrapped up in such a perverted and weird way like that! If treating those who have lost battles like this is your weird fetish, then I can only say that you are a terrible Overlord!”

“...Damn it.”

Kang Chul-In went speechless.

This wasn’t what he had intended.

After getting used to Podolski’s weird methods of tying people up, he hadn’t felt that anything was strange.

“...”

And with that, the gazes of the officials of Laputa all headed towards one man in particular.

“Haha… Ha…”

The head and director of security in Laputa, Podolski, started to scratch the back of his head.

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At the same time.

One airship was flying through the night-sky. The destination of the airship was the Laputa territory that Kang Chul-In controlled.

“Attacking behind his back like this…”

Standing in the airship, Alex Rothschild, or more accurately Alex Rothcshild’s clone, murmured to himself.

“Do you think you can remain so tough when I shake your territory behind your back, Kang Chul-In?”

Terrifying killing intent flashed in the clone’s eyes.

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