Chapter 268: Kang Chul-In’s Counterattack

Kang Chul-In had bought the following items from Lily: 

  1. [Unique/Staff] Girl’s Magic Wand

  2. [Unique/Pants] Bomb Chastity Belt

  3. [Rare/Bracelet] Furry Handcuffs

  4. [Unique/Whip] The Whip of Delight

  5. [Magic/Consumable] Chestnut- Scent Cream 

“… As expected.” 

Kang Chul-In frowned. There was nothing useful. In fact, these items were absolutely ridiculous. And to think they cost him 186,000 gold (even with the 420 gold discount)! That was about 74 billion South Korean won.

Kang Chul-In would have definitely gone crazy if Lee Chae-Rin had not offered to buy all these items.

“It’s too early to give up.” 

Kang Chul-In held onto his sliver of hope. He still had a few more items to look through. 

However, 

(Skipping the middle 9)

      15. [Unique] Metal Underwear

      16. [Normal] Torn Cotton Sash

      17. [Magic] A Novice Magician’s Ring

Totally useless items. 

He wouldn’t even get them for free. 

“How dare that bitch choose all these trashy items...” 

Kang Chul-In muttered under his breath. 

Kang Chul-In, the Supreme King of the West, and also a niggard.

He had put on a cool façade before, but he was now regretting his choices. 

He was the living proof that someone who was once poor always thinks like they’re poor. 

“A bitch, indeed. Where’s her conscience? To think she immediately accepted my offer to pay triple for these shitty items...” 

Suddenly, 

“Hmm?” 

The last item began to intrigue Kang Chul-In.

 Its description was as follows: 

[Unique/Consumable] Return Scroll to Jötunheimr

Warps the user to the Jötunheimr region. 

“What do we have here?” 

Kang Chul-In’s face lit up. 

The Jötunheimr region. It was a small rural area located just north of the Gullveig region. 

“Interesting… very interesting…”

Kang Chul-In mumbled cunningly. 

Wasn’t it so coincidental? This Jötunheimr region shared its boundaries with the Bifrost territory. Even Vilhelm himself had neglected this place due to the lack of resources, strategic location, population and a ruler! It was that barren. The only saving grace was its close proximity to Bifrost, the biggest city in the North. But still, a layman needed a week to travel between these two locations.

However, 

“Sounds good.” 

Peculiarly, Kang Chul-In had a wide grin on his face. 

“Hmm… it’s going to be very risky… but if I do succeed, then tables may turn in this war.” 

This Return Scroll was undoubtedly bad in any other circumstances, but Kang Chul-In had figured out a use for it. In fact, it could be even more valuable than any other Epic-ranked item in this situation. 

“Hehe… let me take one for the team.” 

Having said that, 

Rip!

Kang Chul-In shredded the Return Scroll to Jötunheimr into pieces. 

Flash!

With a brilliant light, Kang Chul-In vanished. 

                                                *** 

“Hey, you damn bastards!” 

“You cowards… come at me, come at me!” 

“Die, dieeeee!” 

“I’m a proud soldier of Valhalla!” 

The Deathwin stronghold defence finally began. With their morale at an all-time high, the Valhalla soldiers clashed against the incoming swarm of enemies without mercy. Astonishing combat proficiency! The Valhalla army was called the strongest in Pangaea for a good reason. 

“Not good...” 

However, Kwak Jung wasn’t too optimistic about this situation. 

“This problem… can’t be solved with strategy alone.” 

He was right. An hour had already passed since the start of the battle… his soldiers were starting to tire. In contrast, Kwak Jung couldn’t see an end to the swarm of Gullveig Alliance soldiers. 

A staggering 80,000 soldiers! Furthermore, this wasn’t even the enemy’s full strength. Its special units were not even deployed in this fight, yet. 

Pow, powww!

Valhalla’s artillery fired. 

  • Roarrrrr!

The Full Metal Dragon let out its Dragon Fear and bombarded the Gullveig Alliance army. 

Pow, powww!

Zeppelin the airship was also dropping bombs relentlessly. 

“Argh!” 

“Arghhhhh!” 

“Y-your Majesty… your humble servant… shall die fighting… for you and this nation...” 

“Urgh!” 

Despite their brilliant combat abilities, the Valhalla soldiers were slowly falling one by one. 

“The disparity in number is just too significant… god damn it...” 

Even Kwak Jung himself was running out of options. 

In order to preserve its force, Valhalla had to forfeit Deathwin and retreat to the 18 peaks. However, that would lower the morale of the soldiers and put them at a severe disadvantage for the next battle in autumn. 

“It would be great if the fight was just nicely even… damn it, what’s Hecate doing?” 

Kwak Jung complained. 

Hecate. This psychotic Overlord had to unleash her overwhelming firepower in order for Kwak Jung to play his trump card. Temeraire, however, didn’t move an inch from the rear. 

Hey, you weasel. I will kill you if you urge me one more time. I have a plan so wait patiently, alright?

Hecate replied to Kwak Jung’s request for reinforcement, then holed herself up in Temeraire. He was about to go crazy with frustration. 

“Argh!” 

Kwak Jung screamed. 

“Don’t tell me we are actually going to lose...” 

Suddenly,

Thump, thump!

The earth began to tremble violently. 

“W-What on earth are those?” 

Kwak Jung’s eyes widened in shock. He couldn’t believe what he was witnessing. 

“W-What the fuck? That is cheating, you bastardssssss!” 

Kwak Jung swore, but this was to be expected.

From afar, five gigantic beings were charging at full speed from the Gullveig Alliance rear line. At least 20 metres in height. No, they appeared to be more than 30 metres tall up close. 

“Giants!” 

Kwak Jung exclaimed. 

There was no better descriptor. These were the so called Gigantes, who lived in the northern mountains. 

“Fuck...” 

Kwak Jung swore. 

“… or not.” 

He then grinned slyly. 

“That’s right, I happen to have a solution specifically for you five.” 

Kang Chul-In had told Kwak Jung this before:

Everything comes with a counter. 

Fortunately, the Valhalla Kingdom possessed the perfect counter to Gigantes. 

  • This is an order from the commander-in-chief.

Kwak Jung announced with the loudspeaker. 

  • Webner Fighter Wing, annihilate those chunks of meat!

*** 

Late at night...

“...!” 

Mei Ling the explorer suddenly got up due to chills. 

Ssss…!

Her Chinese-style sabre gleamed under the moonlight. She had drawn her sword in reflex. 

“Viktor…!” 

Mei Ling immediately glanced at the side of her bed, where a newborn baby was sleeping peacefully. 

Viktor Vilhelm. This baby was Albrecht Vilhelm’s son. In other words, Mei Ling was Albrecht Vilhelm’s wife and also the sister of Overlord Ao Xin. 

“Phew~.” 

Mei Ling let out a sigh of relief and sheathed her sword. She approached her baby and carried him tight in her arms.

I’ve been a little too sensitive nowadays. 

She chuckled. This was a mother’s moment. 

“Don’t move.” 

At that moment. 

“Shut your mouth and stand right there.” 

A low and deep voice rang out in Mei Ling’s ears. 

“I do not wish to create a mess here.” 

“...!” 

“Ah, don’t you dare try anything funny.” 

It was an assassin for sure. 

Nobody else would’ve invaded into the deepest area of Bifrost so late at night. 

“You will regret saying that.” 

Mei Ling growled in a low voice. 

She was an explorer herself.

In fact, she was a warrior who possessed skill comparable to Kim Sung-Hee, the Desperado. 

“How dare you threaten my baby and me with your meager skills...” 

However, her opponent was leagues above her in strength. 

“Is that so?” 

“...!” 

“Meagre, you say…? That hurts my pride.” 

Mei Ling finally identified the man who had revealed himself from the shadows, and almost fainted from shock. She would have actually passed out if not for her determination to protect her baby. 

“K-… Kang Chul-In…!” 

She was right. 

Kang Chul-In, the vilest demon of all, was the assassin. 

“Well, how convenient. Seems like I don’t have to introduce myself, then. Good to be famous, I suppose.” 

Kang Chul-In snickered. 

“W-What do you want?” 

“Hmm, I wonder what?” 

 He tossed back the question at his victim. 

“J-Just spare the baby!”

Mei Ling pleaded. 

A counterattack? Or perhaps a surprise attack? Nothing could be effective against the Devil himself. 

All she could do was plead for Viktor Vilhelm’s life. 

Welp… my image isn’t looking too good here.

Kang Chul-In muttered inwardly. 

Viktor Vilhelm was obviously the more crucial target, but he had no intention to capture or kill such a young baby. All he wanted to do was to give a scare. 

Wouldn’t he be actual scum if he laid his hands on a newborn baby?

Furthermore, that would trigger a string of troublesome events. Vilhelm could give up on his baby. In fact, it was highly likely. According to Kang Chul-In’s intuition, Vilhelm’s ambition was large enough to overshadow his own wife and baby. Strictly speaking, it was still a profit for Vilhelm if he could conquer Deathwin and the 18 peaks by sacrificing the two of them. That was why keeping Vilhelm’s wife and her baby hostage wasn’t the most effective solution. However, Kang Chul-In himself was no layman. He already had an idea on how to disarm Vilhelm effectively. 

“Spare the baby… alright, but only if you do my bidding.” 

“W-What is it?” 

“That is...” 

Kang Chul-In grinned slyly and began to list out his terms. 

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