Chapter 235: Screwed, Really Screwed!

  • I’m against this marriage! 

Dialogue seemingly from a drama popped up in the notification. 

  • Warning, warning! 

  • Due to the wearer’s cheating, the penalty has changed from AOE to single target! (Wearer tried to use the penalty option for his own benefit) 

Another notification popped up which flustered Kang Chul-In.

“...!” 

He originally planned to activate the penalty and escape, but that no longer seemed viable. 

  • Selecting target!

  • Aura of Jealousy activated!

With an ominous alarm, 

  • Summoning ‘heavenly punishment’ from the sky!

  • 9… 8… 7… 6...

The countdown began. 

“H-Husband?” 

Ninetails shouted in surprise. 

“Below you!” 

“Below?” 

Kang Chul-In looked down at his feet. 

Ssss…! 

A red circle had formed around him. 

In the middle of it, there was a cross which marked Kang Chul-In as the target. 

Shit, we are screwed. 

Kang Chul-In let out a bitter smile. 

His attempts to game the system had called a bigger catastrophe upon the two of them. 

  • 5… 4… 3...

Meanwhile, the countdown continued and it was already approaching 3. 

“Ninetails.” 

Kang Chul-In spoke.

“Yes?” 

“Run. As far as you can.” 

“W-What are you talking about!? As your wife, I have a responsibility to stay...” 

Ninetails was interrupted. 

“Kyaa~!” 

Kang Chul-In grabbed Ninetails by her waist and threw her as hard as he could. Ninetails disappeared from sight. 

I hope you are fine. 

Ninetails, being a demi-human, wouldn’t be badly injured from being thrown a few hundred meters. Still, Kang Chul-In couldn’t help but be worried. 

  • Penalty option, adjusted!

  • Squall, not activated!

  • Earthquake, not activated! 

  • Lightning, activated!

The last notification appeared and, 

  • 3… 2… 1!

The countdown came to an end. 

A flash of lightning struck across the pitch-black sky. 

Crack!

The roar of thunder vibrated the entire area. 

                        ***

  • Detecting magic energy!

  • Danger, danger! Energy level is too high!

  • Expected spell absorption rate: 5%!

  • Damage reduction: 40%!

  • Expected damage still too high! Please dodge!

Kang Chul-In’s spell thirst ability warned him of danger. 

Not only was the magic energy absorption rate low, but even the damage reduction rate fell from its usual 100% to 40%. 

Moreover, for his spell thirst ability to warn him of the expected damage meant that he could die if hit. 

I absolutely have to dodge this!

It was a moment of crisis. 

Kang Chul-In did not want to die a dog’s death. 

Ooongggg!

His mana shot up the moment he recognized danger, activating the Oraclomind. 

And, 

Banggg!

A bolt of lightning struck towards Kang Chul-In’s head. It was incomparable to the measly lightning Lee Gong-Myung had conjured in the past. 

God damn it!

Kang Chul-In flung his body. 

                        ***

Cyamodus operated on a scale comparable to other large territories. 

Wasn’t that to be expected? 

Rothschild’s specialty, ‘Show Me The Money’,  granted him many citizens and infrastructures. 

It was similar to how Mansour bought Manchester City FC over and remodeled the entire region!

Crack. 

Bang!

However… a catastrophe was about to land on Cyamodus. 

Kang Chul-In had begun to race towards the Cyamodus territory, with an impending lightning bolt on his back. 

Pang- !

The sound of tearing through space!

Kang Chul-In’s sonic boom echoed in the surroundings. 

“W-What?” 

“Not a carriage… but a m-man?!” 

The citizens of Cyamodus gasped as they witnessed Kang Chul-In dash at the speed of sound. 

It was truly an astonishing speed. 

A layman could only visualize Kang Chul-In’s faint silhouette. 

The problem was… this man was bringing a whole disaster along with him. 

Bang!

With a blinding flash, lightning struck. 

“...!”

Passersby turned to smoke and ashes in an instant. They were dead before they could even let out a scream. 

Damn it, god damn it!

Of course, Kang Chul-In had it rough too. 

…Almost died there. 

Chills ran down his spine. 

It was no easy task to predict when the lightning would strike, not to mention how to dodge it. 

Without Oraclomind and his inhumane muscle strength and reaction speed, he would have succumbed long ago. 

Might as well... 

Suddenly, Kang Chul-In thought of a good idea. 

It was peculiar how good ideas only popped up in these kinds of situations, but whatever. 

Let’s destroy the army. 

He switched his target to the army.  

Killing innocent people only landed him notoriety and bad karma. 

Some of these people would indeed become Rothschild’s human resource and soldiers sooner or later, but that would mean that Kang Chul-In had to roam around the whole Cyamodus with Oraclomind to identify them. 

He would be struck by lightning long before that.

A more efficient course of action would be to damage the army and the essential infrastructures! 

Panggg!

Kang Chul-In raised his speed. 

Quick judgments, quicker actions!

That was one of Kang Chul-In’s numerous fortes.

Bang, 

Bangggg!

Behind him, lightning came crashing down relentlessly. 

                    

                        ***

In a secret chamber hidden in the depths of Cyamodus, 

“Huk, huk…!” 

Rothschild gasped for air. 

Every muscle in his body screamed in pain. 

Sweat flowed out constantly through his sweat pores. 

His brilliant blond hair was now drenched in sweat and matted down. 

“Absorbing an A-rank energy core alone is so tiring… I can never challenge Kang Chul-In at this rate. Never.” 

He bit his lower lips tightly. 

An A-rank energy core was indeed a concentrate of an enormous amount of mana, but it could barely satisfy Rothschild. 

It was not enough. 

By a huge margin. 

He didn’t just want to just challenge Kang Chul-In; he wanted to defeat Kang Chul-In. That was impossible as of now. 

“I have to get stronger. In this room...” 

The training was agonizing, but he pledged to emerge stronger from it. 

  • Your Majesty!

Alighieri’s voice rang out from a communication device installed on the corner of the room’s ceiling. 

The device was the only bridge between the room and the outside world. 

  • Your Majestyyyy!

Alighieri’s voice had a hint of desperation. 

“What is it? How urgent can it be for you to disrupt my ...” 

  • There’s big trouble!

Alighieri mutinied by interrupting his superior’s sentence but, 

  • E-Emergency!

His following report was just too shocking. 

“What!? What emergency...” 

  • He has appeared!

“...?” 

  • Overlord Kang Chul-In is now causing havoc in Cyamodus!

“What! How can that be!? Explain yourself! Now!” 

Rothschild had never expected this, even in his wildest dreams. His expression stiffened upon hearing his nemesis’ name. 

  • Kang Chul-In suddenly appeared and he’s now summoning lightning everywhere!

“...!” 

  • Because of that, our barracks, weapon factories and the almost-complete magic-engineering technology laboratory have been completely demolished! Your Majesty, there’s nothing that can stop that man!” 

“K-Kang Chul-In!” 

Finally, Rothschild let out a cry of despair and rage. 

“The enemy forces... how many men did he bring!?” 

  • Kang Chul-In’s alone!

“...!” 

  • Your Majesty, you should come immediately!

“Alright, I’m on my way!” 

Rothschild exited his secret chamber immediately. 

Kang Chul-In… you fucker… underestimating me… you dare to come here alone… damn bastard… damn fucker...

Rothschild’s eyes were gleaming with murderous intent. 

Your arrogance will end you… do you think you can leave my territory unscathed, Kang Chul-In? 

Rothschild viewed Kang Chul-In’s solo intrusion act as a potential opportunity. 

He had twenty thousand soldiers in his training grounds and another twenty thousand patrolling the north and west. 

With a total of forty thousand men and the giant turtle Cyamodus, Rothschild could possibly capture Kang Chul-In!

                        ***

Faster... more, more, and more!

Kang Chul-In ran and ran as he dodged the lightning strikes. 

He had achieved good results.

He intentionally ran towards Rothschild’s barracks, buildings in construction, food storage, and more, inflicting massive damage on his essential infrastructures.

“Arghhh!” 

“Keuk!” 

“Eek… eeekkk…!” 

At the same time, he turned many Cyamodus officers who challenged him into ash.

Even if they did survive the electrocution, they were disabled due to the massive flow of electricity. 

“D-Don’t come towards me!” 

“Run! Everyone run!” 

“Escape everyoneeee!” 

“Get lost! I said get lost!” 

The Cyamodus soldiers began to run away from Kang Chul-In, instead of fighting him. 

Hilariously, even ten thousand men couldn’t handle the lone Kang Chul-In. They were running for their lives in a disgraceful fashion. 

…I have no idea what’s going on. 

Kang Chul-In was equally puzzled. 

He was akin to a suicide bomber. It was because a lightning bolt struck every 5 seconds at him, destroying everything within a 50 metre radius. 

“You think you can escape?” 

Kang Chul-In grinned slyly and chased after the enemy soldiers. 

“Arghhhh!” 

“Run!” 

The Cyamodus soldiers ran for their lives but… 

Bang!

Those common soldiers could not dodge the lightning strikes. 

I’m reaching my limit soon. 

However, Kang Chul-In himself was not invincible. 

His brain was extremely fatigued from forcefully amplifying its abilities. His muscles started to show signs of trismus from overwork. 

Moreover, his mana had depleted substantially. At this rate, he wouldn’t last even 5 minutes. 

When will this even end...

Kang Chul-In was about to bite his lower lip. 

Thump, thumppp!

Suddenly, Cyamodus, the giant turtle, began to move. It seemed that Rothschild was finally about to join the scene. 

I can’t go on anymore. 

Kang Chul-In perceived his limits exactly. 

If he didn’t escape now, he would die in Rothschild’s territory before he could even conquer Pangaea. 

 “Kang Chul-In!” 

At that moment, Rothschild’s wrathful voice could be heard from afar. 

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