Lee Chae-Rin, who was right next to Kang Chul-In, noticed a change in the air.
“Is there anything wrong?”
Kang Chul-In shook his head.
“Just a standard report.”
“Doesn’t seem like it though?”
“You are being paranoid.”
Lee Chae-Rin narrowed her eyes and stared at Kang Chul-In.
Damn it, why does it have to be now!
Meanwhile, Kang Chul-In was struggling with conflicting ideas in his mind.
Amplifier Talisman? He certainly craved for it. He already owned the Overpower Bracelet. If he got his hands on the Amplifier Talisman, then he would have possession over two-thirds of the Trinity Impact set. Moreover, if he subjugated Brynhildr and took his Sonic Ring...
I would… truly become the strongest being in Pangaea.
Then, nobody could stop him for sure. A million enemy soldiers? He could annihilate them all with the Trinity Impact. He could be a living atomic bomb.
However, there was a problem.
If I leave this place...
His family would be disappointed.
At that moment, Lee Chae-Rin whispered in Kang Chul-In’s ear.
“Mother-in-law, Ninetails, Skadi, Arshelly and me… none of us will be sad or disappointed, I’m very sure.”
Sad or disappointed because the husband is busy? Or feeling lonely? Nonsense! That could certainly be possible for other families, but these were no ordinary ladies. As Kang Chul-In’s family members, they had to be prepared for such an occasion.
If not, how could they be together with Kang Chul-In, the ultimate ‘busy man’?
Skadi suddenly appeared from nowhere.
“Your Majesty… is a busy man… but I’m not disappointed at all!”
She was timid, but expressed herself clearly.
“Mr. Chul-In has business to attend to in the other world!”
“Well, my son is a busy man indeed! Hohoho~! Tell him to go quickly!”
Park Sun-Ja was immune to any surprises.
“Husband~! All the best~!”
“Goodbye, daddy~! We will be waiting here~!”
Ninetails and Arshelly shared the same opinion.
Kang Chul-In was deeply moved by his family’s response. Of course, he didn’t show it. How could a man reveal his emotions so hastily!?
Kang Chul-In spoke to Park Sun-Ja.
“I will be back.”
“Sure~! Go ahead~! We will be waiting for you here.”
Indeed, there was no need for him to be hesitant since he wasn’t leaving the place for good. Moreover, his family had a lot of time on their hands. They could tour around Earth’s various resorts for a month or two. When Kang Chul-In finally returned after work, they could travel again.
Kang Chul-In began to make his way towards Pangaea.
What great timing...
Still, he couldn’t deny that it was a bad time for him to receive the call.
“O-oh my god, oh my god!”
Lily Sephardi glanced at the battlefield and walked around in circles anxiously.
The battle was one-sided.
Atal Ramanujan’s soldiers, led by Lee Ji-Tae, were advancing at an immense speed while annihilating her soldiers.
“Your Majesty, it’s not feasible to continue fighting!”
Her secretary, Rooibos, advised.
“I-I know… I know, but…!”
“Your Majesty, you have to call for a retreat!”
“But if we forfeit that place...!”
It had been three days since the start of the war. Her soldiers were currently fighting at a vital location in Zolushka. If she forfeited that place, her army had to retreat all the way back to Zolushka’s castle. They would then have to defend for their lives there as the final resort.
“Your Majesty, didn’t you contact the Supreme King of the West, Kang Chul-In? It’s wiser to first forfeit that land and enter a defensive mode. We can’t stop that many enemy soldiers alone!”
Rooibos spoke the truth. Atal Ramanujan had injected a staggering 60,000 soldiers to conquer Zolushka. Although they were poorly trained mobs with failing equipment, they could still dominate their enemy using sheer numbers. To top it all, Lee Gong-Myung was their commander-in-chief. Led by one of the greatest tacticians in Pangaea, the soldiers could fight to their maximum capabilities.
“Your Majesty, you have to trust Kang Chul-In!”
Rooibos urged Lily once again.
“He may be a cunning war-maniac, but I heard he is a man of his word.”
“T-That’s right! Chul-In oppa was the one who taught me Sumire’s feelings!”
“Yes, Your Majesty. That’s right. The Supreme King of the West is a power-hungry devil, but he is not a dishonorable man. So, let’s trust him and retreat! At this rate, our whole army may be wiped out!”
Now was the right time to retreat.
Any more delay and Lily’s soldiers would not make it out alive.
Finally, Lily decided to call for a retreat.
All men, retreat! Hurry!
“Your Majesty, you should leave too! This place will soon be taken over by the enemy as well!”
Lily also decided to retreat away from the battlefield.
There was no reply.
Come help us! Quick!
The only person who could turn the table was Kang Chul-In, the Supreme King of the West, the most evil and powerful Lord of all.
Kang Chul-In roared angrily the moment he returned to Valhalla.
“Who dares to interrupt my vacation!?”
A thundering voice.
His rage was truly horrifying.
D-Damn it! I shouldn’t have told him!
Kwak Jung struggled to not collapse to his knees.
Kang Chul-In was getting more terrifying by the day.
That tremendous burst of mana!
Kwak Jung, who was quite a strong explorer himself, could barely continue to stand.
“Hurry up and tell me.”
“It’s… Atal Ramanujan.”
Suddenly, a vein popped up on Kang Chul-In’s forehead.
In the past, that man had hidden behind Alex Rothschild and Aleister and had witnessed Kang Chul-In’s death.
In other words, he was one of the three Lords who had attacked him when Valhalla was getting stomped on.
“Yes. Atal Ramanujan has conquered Itaracia, located at the Chamonix mountains. He is causing havoc in that girl’s territory now.”
“Right, there was one last bastard left. How can I screw him up…? Just thinking about it already thrills me… hehe…!”
“I beg your pardon?”
“Go on with your report.”
Kwak Jung couldn’t comprehend Kang Chul-In’s words and remained puzzled.
“Ahem, anyways, since Atal Ramanujan has conquered Itaracia, I would say his Northern Expedition has been extremely successful. In fact, the reason why Atal Ramanujan couldn’t climb up the ranks despite a huge population was due to the southern region’s weather and harsh terrains. Now that he has taken over Itaracia, he will try to advance to the central region of Baldur.”
“In other words, to prevent Atal Ramanujan from becoming the third superpower...”
“I have to help this kid anyway, is that what you’re saying?”
It was killing two birds with one stone.
If Kang Chul-In wished for a Valhalla vs Gullveig Alliance situation, he had to eliminate the risk factor called Atal Ramanujan.
“The problem is...”
“It’s too far?”
“Yes, it’s just too far. From the west of Ishtar to the south of Baldur… it’s honestly difficult.”
“It’s not feasible to send a large army across that distance. The supply route will also be extremely long, hence it’s impossible to drag the battle for more than a week. Hence, what I’m suggesting is...”
“To send a small group of elite soldiers?”
“Keh! Your Majesty, you are quite a tactician yourself!”
“This is nothing. You are more amazing.”
“Not at all. My brain works well thanks to your trust in my work!”
The king and his subject were scratching each other’s back.
“Alright, how long do you think the kid can hold?”
“About a week or so.”
“Can we make it by then?”
“If we use Zeppelin and the warp gate, then it’s possible.”
Kang Chul-In nodded.
“Gather a group of elite mercenaries and send them to the kid’s territory.”
“What about yourself, Your Majesty?”
Kang Chul-In replied.
“I will be there first.”
He had to be there in case the Amplifier Talisman went missing.
“Ah, Your Majesty.”
Kwak Jung added.
“What is it?”
“Kwak Jun, that bastard, got promoted to Vilhelm’s senior advisor.”
“Hmm! That means...”
“Yes, many things will change depending on how we handle that bastard.”
“Can you do it?”
“Leave it to me!”
Confidence maketh a man.
Kwak Jung replied with a grin.
“Keh… good, very good.”
Kang Chul-In nodded in satisfaction.
“That’s my tactician.”
They were scratching each other’s back once again.
“I, the ruler of Bifrost...”
“I, Overlord Albrecht Vilhelm...”
He was holding Gjallahorn, the broad sword that was the Soul Core of Bifrost.
“From this moment onwards, I hereby appoint Kwak Jun, the commander-in-chief of Paramount and the tactician of Lord Vito Clemenza, as the senior advisor of Bifrost.”
“I am eternally grateful, Your Majesty!”
Kwak Jun kneeled on one knee and bowed.
“In addition, I...”
Vilhelm was about to continue his speech when...
The warp gate in the middle of the Lord’s hall emitted a brilliant beam of light.
Someone emerged from the warp gate.
It was a knight in a pristine white armor, which covered him from head to toe. He kneeled down in front of Vilhelm.
Vilhelm couldn’t be more delighted.
In front of the Zolushka castle...
“Long live His Majesty Ramanujan!”
“Long live Shatyameba!”
“Long live commander-in-chief Lee Ji-Tae!”
High in spirits, the Shatyameba soldiers rampaged through the battlefield as they cheered for their leaders.
The soldiers of Zolushka fell helplessly to the Shatyameba soldiers. The reason for their defeat was simple. The Shatyameba soldiers were moving in unprecedented patterns, catching the Zolushka soldiers off-guard. It was truly a remarkable display of tactics.
Lily Sephardi couldn’t believe her defeat.
In fact, it was a total defeat.
She had thought of enduring until Kang Chul-In’s reinforcements came, but that might not be possible.
The Shatyameba soldiers reached the castle front in just three days, and they penetrated the castle walls in just two days. Lily only had a small castle wall left, located between the inner and outer castle.
“Y-your Majesty! You have to escape!”
Rooibos persuaded Lily.
“Any further delay and you will be hurt!”
“The inner castle will fall soon. Your Majesty, you need to remain safe no matter what!”
He was right. Zolushka had technically fallen. It was only a matter of time before the Shatyameba soldiers infiltrated the Lord’s hall.
Suddenly, the Lord’s hall’s door shattered into pieces.
“Still here, huh?”
Ahinandi, a general of Shatyameba, looked at Lily. He had thousands of soldiers marching behind him.
Lily clenched her teeth.
“I… will never run!”
That was the girl’s will. Instead of abandoning her territory, she had chosen to fight to the end.
Rooibos, her secretary, went pale.
“Rooibos, I will fight!”
“I can’t just run away! Even if I die here, I will never abandon this territory!”
She was a young girl, but she had the courage of a lion.
Clap, clap, clap!
At that moment, someone gave her a round of applause.
“W-Who is it?”
“Doesn’t ring a bell.”
“Who is that bastard?”
The Shatyameba soldiers mumbled in puzzlement.
The man then pushed the soldiers aside and stepped into the Lord’s hall.Previous Chapter Next Chapter