Chapter 263: Kang Chul-In vs Rothschild

“Arghhhhh!” 

Kang Chul-In had just finished his battle preparations when Rothschild let out a piercing, agonizing scream. 

Chuk, chuk! 

His pale white skin cracked open. 

Crack, crack!

With a horrifying sound, Rothschild continued to bulk up and transform. 

This is!

Kang Chul-In was taken aback slightly.

A transformation.

Similar to Kaiforce, who was apparently a member of the demon race Agnaga, Rothschild was also transforming. 

The only difference was the method in which they shapeshifted, as Kaiforce had curtained himself with a veil of dark energy. 

I’ll cut your head off! 

Kang Chul-In charged at Rothschild with a blinding speed and swung Kaiforce. 

Charak!

Kaiforce changed its form to a saw blade and approached Rothschild’s neck. 

“Argh!” 

Rothschild’s eyes, which were bleeding profusely, began to emit a beam of light. 

Bang!

With a tremendous sound, 

“...!” 

Kang Chul-In was bounced quite a distance back. 

An incredible power. 

The strength in Rothschild’s forearm was incomparable to Kaiforce’s, whom he had fought in the past. 

“Harh?” 

Kang Chul-In re-established his battle stance and grinned.

“Seems like you’ve gone the whole hog?” 

It was a clear tone of condescension. 

Rothschild’s current strength was not a product of his hard work. In fact, he had even given up his humanity to claim it. 

Moreover, he had abandoned his pride as a sovereign. How pitiful was that? 

“Keke!” 

Rothschild snickered in response. 

“Surprised? Hehehe!” 

“...” 

“I will do anything to kill you, you bastard. Kekeke! I even… killed… my own father, because of you, Kang Chul-In. You stole everything from me – Lee Gong-Myung, father, my family’s trust and my future. All because of you!” 

Rothschild bellowed at Kang Chul-In. 

“…This bastard is really crazy.” 

Kang Chul-In mumbled in absurdity. 

Was Rothschild really blaming him for all those mishaps? 

No sane person would spew such bullshit. 

Their bad relationship in the past aside, Rothschild was the first to point a sword at Kang Chul-In. It was true that the latter had triggered the former, but he did not use violence. 

No, with all else aside, did Kang Chul-In ever order Rothschild to kill his own father? 

Rothschild’s story had zero credibility and logic. 

“Yes, I’ve gone crazy. Really crazy… Kekeke!” 

Rothschild nodded his head and grinned. 

“But… so what…? Now I can finally kill you.” 

The confidence. 

Rothschild seemed to believe that he could murder Kang Chul-In in this very setting. 

“Keke, prepare to die, Kang Chul-In...” 

Crack!

With that, Rothschild’s transformation came to an end. 

Ssssss...!

Steaming black skin. 

Eyes with black sclera.

A muscular body even superior to that of an ogre’s. 

Thorns on his elbows, knees, shoulders… all over his body. 

And an unknown mucus flowing down the skin. 

Rothschild resembled a demon, or a monster after the transformation. 

“Hehe… I am… going to kill you today… and crunch on your bones and flesh… and drink your blood...” 

“Oh, how scary!” 

Kang Chul-In said sarcastically. 

“I’m about to shit in my pants. Do you want me to get spare underwear?” 

“Go on, continue to laugh… you will be my prey in the end… keke! And...” 

Rothschild’s eyes flashed. 

“Your wives… they married the wrong man… keke… even your daughter… I will...” 

Rothschild was about to continue his sentence... 

Grasp! 

When Kang Chul-In, who had instantly closed the distance between him and Rothschild, grabbed Rothschild by his collar. 

“You need some bashing, bastard.” 

Kang Chul-In snarled. 

There was an old myth that a dragon had one reverse scale that grew in the opposite direction. A great catastrophe awaited whoever touched that scale. 

Similarly, Rothschild had triggered something that he shouldn’t have. 

For Kang Chul-In’s case, his reverse scale was his family, mother, wives and Arshelly!

Bam!

Kang Chul-In’s fist landed on Rothschild’s chin. He had already let go of Kaiforce and Mitra. 

“Kuhuk!” 

Rothschild’s neck twisted backwards. 

His bloody teeth were also sent flying into the sky. 

“You bastard.” 

Bam!

“Let’s see.” 

Bam!

“How long.” 

Bam!

“You can.” 

Bam! 

“Continue to.” 

Bam! 

“Talk bullshit.” 

Bam!

Six intermittent punches. Rothschild could not fight back at all. 

“Cough!” 

Rothschild vomited a profuse amount of blood. 

“H-How!?” 

He was shocked. 

Rothschild couldn’t fathom this situation. 

He had even given up humanity to obtain this strength. He could even withstand a dragon’s attack, but Kang Chul-In’s punches were akin to atomic bombs. 

“Coming to your senses now?”  

Kang Chul-In laughed cunningly. 

He was proving that clubbing was the best solution for rabid dogs. 

“K-Kang Chul-In…!” 

“Actually, I shouldn’t give you room to breathe. Let me beat you into a pulp.” 

With that, 

Pzzt, pzzzzt!

An intense burst of sparks began to surround Kang Chul-In’s body. 

That wasn’t all. 

He emitted energy like an active volcano. 

An incomparable strength! 

He had activated the third phase of Overdrive, the secret to breaking through limits!

“Say your prayers, you bastard.” 

Kang Chul-In threw his punches at Rothschild. He wanted to show his nemesis the strength of the triggered Supreme King. 

He was not going to forget his revenge for the past! 

                                                ***

While Rothschild had left Cyamodus to hunt the Gold Dragon, a commotion occurred in the territory. 

It was to be expected. 

Wouldn’t it be shocking to see someone come back from the dead? Nobody knew what was going on. 

“Lee… Tactician Lee…!” 

Akül couldn’t believe his eyes. 

Lee Gong-Myung, who had been murdered by Kang Chul-In, had appeared in front of him. 

“Akül.” 

Lee Gong-Myung nodded slightly. 

“It’s been a while.” 

“...” 

“How have you been?” 

“Tactician Lee… h-how… I-I can’t...” 

“Long story. I will tell his Majesty privately about my current physical status.” 

“Ah, okay… I see...” 

Akül replied rather coldly. He didn’t appreciate Lee Gong-Myung’s attitude. 

“Where is his Majesty?” 

Lee Gong-Myung paid no attention to that. 

His first action was to look for Rothschild. 

“His Majesty is absent.” 

“Where did he go? Is he back in his main family? Or...” 

“I can’t tell you.” 

“I beg your pardon?” 

“His Majesty is a sovereign who rules over this territory. His whereabouts are confidential. I can’t spill the information to outsiders.” 

“Akül, what are you talking...” 

“Tactician Lee.” 

“...?” 

“No, Mr. Lee Gong-Myung.” 

Akül replied bluntly. 

“You were declared dead and we even had a state funeral.” 

“...” 

“And because of that, the tactician seat is officially unoccupied currently.” 

“What’s your point…?” 

“Hey, Mr. Lee Gong-Myung. I know you are smart, but why can’t you take the hint?”           

“...” 

“Do I really need to say it out loud? You, Lee Gong-Myung, are an outsider. I can’t reveal his Majesty’s whereabouts to any explorer.” 

A clear hostility. 

Akül was hardly overjoyed to see Lee Gong-Myung alive. In fact, he was irritated. 

“Those words, can you take responsibility?” 

Lee Gong-Myung inquired in a cold voice. 

“When his Majesty returns, how is he going to react...” 

“Who knows?” 

“...!” 

“Will his Majesty – no, Rothschild, that crazy bastard, even hear about your return? Why don’t you think with that clever brain of yours?” 

Akül’s attitude changed 180 degrees. 

Not only was he looking down on Lee Gong-Myung, he was also portraying his master, Rothschild, as a mad man. 

How dare you try to come back? 

Akül’s intention was clear, and it wasn’t totally absurd. 

If Rothschild, that bastard, comes to realize that you are back, he will treat me poorly again. Do you think I will let that happen, Lee Gong-Myung?

Akül, who had been living as Rothschild’s number one faithful dog, could hardly appreciate Lee Gong-Myung’s return. He had been the number two in Cyamodus for quite some time now. 

Furthermore, his survival depended on whether he could keep his position. 

He knew that Lee Gong-Myung would render him useless, and Rothschild the tyrant could cut his head off any day. 

In other words, Akül was displaying hostility mainly for his survival and secondarily for his thirst for power. 

“Akül, you dare to get off after mocking his Majesty?” 

Lee Gong-Myung’s voice was cold and apathetic. 

“Well, that’s only if you manage to meet Rothschild.” 

“...” 

“Your return will be made confidential, and that crazy bastard will never guess your whereabouts. Also...” 

Akül snickered. 

“You are going to die twice...” 

At that instant, 

Plack! 

Lee Gong-Myung’s hand moved at lightning speed and penetrated Akül’s heart. 

“Kuhuk!” 

“Continue talking.” 

“L-Lee Gong-Myung! You bastard…!” 

“You thought trash like you could kill me, who overcame even death just for his Majesty?” 

“...!” 

“Nobody… can insult his Majesty… Akül… you disloyal trash...” 

An intimidating speech. 

It carried an intense animosity and rage.

“G… guards...” 

“Shh.” 

“Kuhuk...” 

“I will eat you up without a trace…” 

“...!” 

“Completely...” 

Lee Gong-Myung was clearly referring to the act of cannibalism. 

“W-What are you talking about…!?” 

“Well, who knows.” 

Immediately, 

Crunch!

Lee Gong-Myung’s mouth tore widely open and bit onto Akül’s neck without mercy. 

Crunch, crunch!

It was the beginning of a ‘feast’. 

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