Chapter 288: Kang Chul-In vs Brynhildr Part 2 (2)

Where was the Sonic Ring!? This tenacious bastard... 

Kang Chul-In had a perplexed expression on his face. When was Brynhildr going to deliver the Sonic Ring like a true cormorant? 

No matter how hard he looked, Kang Chul-In couldn’t detect anything on Brynhildr’s finger. 

“Oi, cormorant.” 

Kang Chul-In spoke in a displeased tone. 

“When are you going to fetch me the fish?” 

The fish here referred to the Sonic Ring. 

“...” 

“Work cormorant, work.” 

He coerced Brynhildr. 

Kang Chul-In had to obtain the Sonic Ring before he could kill Brynhildr without hesitation. 

“Stop spouting nonsense, Kang Chul-In.” 

Brynhildr replied coldly. 

“Enough with your lame cormorant and fish story.” 

“Lame? You are only alive because of that fish...” 

Kang Chul-In was about to continue his speech when... 

Swishhhh!

Arondight – the trusty sword of Brynhildr – was swung at Kang Chul-In at a terrifying speed, with a piercing screech. 

It’s fast!

Kang Chul-In, startled at its incredible speed, instantly bent his body backwards. 

Flick!

Two strands of his hair drifted on the air. 

“...!” 

Brynhildr was fast. That was a fair statement, as he had managed to slice even Kang Chul-In’s hair. 

“Let’s see how long you can ramble on about the cormorant nonsense.” 

Brynhildr snarled in a low and deep voice beneath his helmet. He had clearly indicated his wish for revenge for the previous defeat!

“Seems like you’ve powered up since the last encounter?” 

Kang Chul-In smirked. He only had two strands of hair sliced, but that proved that Brynhildr’s speed was sufficient to pose danger to his life. 

“How about you?” 

Brynhildr replied. 

“You don’t seem as strong as before, am I right?” 

Spot-on. During their previous encounter, Kang Chul-In was fully powered-up with the [Full Moon] ability which made him much stronger. 

“A real man becomes stronger at night.” 

Kang Chul-In snickered and replied. He was trying to crack a sexual joke. 

“Trash.” 

With that, 

Pang!

He dashed at Kang Chul-In with a sonic boom trailing behind him. 

Hah!

Kang Chul-In could see it this time. 

Oraclomind and Overdrive had activated instinctively, granting Kang Chul-In a reaction speed beyond human limits!

Clang!

Demon sword Kaiforce and light sword Arondight clashed. 

He certainly did get stronger...

Kang Chul-In could feel the heavy impact from the blow. He had to acknowledge Brynhildr’s growth. An almost terrifying growth rate, as expected from his nemesis in the previous life. 

However, 

Getting cocky, are we? 

Kang Chul-In’s eyes gleamed. 

Ooooong!

Kaiforce began to vibrate. 

Bang!

It then flung Arondight off.  

“Cough!” 

Fresh blood began to ooze out from beneath Brynhildr’s armor, who was reeling under the heavy blow. An overwhelming display of power! Brynhildr might be fast, but he was no match for Kang Chul-In’s monstrous strength. The latter was proving once again that he was the real deal. 

I will beat you up just enough to not kill you. 

Kang Chul-In charged at Brynhildr with that thought. 

                                                *** 

Meanwhile... 

“Troops heading to Iota and Shen, change your trajectory to Zolushka.” 

15,000 men each. Lee Ji-Tae directed a total of 30,000 soldiers to Zolushka. 

“Send in all of our most elite troops to Zolushka. In addition, send half of the 20,000 soldiers stationed in this castle to Zolushka.” 

He had also decided to send in legitimate soldiers, not just the small fries. 

Kang Chul-In… I promise to make Zolushka your grave. 

Lee Ji-Tae studied the map eagerly. It was almost an all-out attack. 

Except for the 10,000 soldiers stationed in Itaracia’s castle, Lee Ji-Tae was sending all of his men to Zolushka. 

                                                *** 

The battle between Kang Chul-In and Brynhildr was indeed remarkable. 

“Ohhhh!” 

“So that’s the Supreme King of the West.” 

“The white knight was that strong? To even challenge Kang Chul-In?” 

“M-Monsters...” 

The Lords of the Gullveig Alliance and their elite troops didn’t dare to interfere with this intense battle. All they could do was marvel at the two fighters. 

Well, who could stop them? Only death awaited whoever stepped in. Observing from a safe distance was the wisest move.  

“Urgh!” 

However, the battle was more lopsided than it appeared to be.

“What, getting tired?” 

Kang Chul-In pressured Brynhildr with a wicked smile on his face. 

Clang, clang, clang!

Kaiforce and Arondight clashed relentlessly, creating tremendous shock waves each time. 

“How dare you, a mere cormorant, challenge me?” 

Kang Chul-In caught Brynhildr off guard for a split second and flung his knee upwards with great strength. 

Bam!

Kang Chul-In’s knee landed straight into Brynhildr’s abdomen. 

“Cough!” 

Brynhildr’s body folded from the impact.  

“I told you...” 

Bang!

Kang Chul-In’s fist struck Brynhildr’s jaw. 

“You should’ve...” 

Crack!

An elbow attack this time!

“Just fetched your fish.” 

Bam!

A kick followed. 

Thump! 

Brynhildr rolled a good 10 meters on the floor before coming to a halt. 

“Keuk!” 

“Do you get it now?” 

Kang Chul-In grinned. 

“This is the difference between us.” 

A clear arrogance. He proved that he could kill Brynhildr anytime. The only thing that was stopping him from doing so was the Sonic Ring, which was also referred to as the ‘fish’. 

It was the hard truth. Kang Chul-In could have murdered Brynhildr the moment he caught him off-guard. All he had to do was swing Kaiforce instead of the tedious kicking, punching and elbowing. Brynhildr would’ve become a corpse by now. 

“Kang… Chul-In...” 

Brynhildr struggled to get himself up. 

“It’s not over yet...” 

“Really?” 

“Don’t be arrogant… I can still fight.” 

A remarkable fighting spirit indeed. Brynhildr’s brilliant white armor was dented and torn everywhere, but he refused to give up. This greatly moved Kang Chul-In...

“You fucker.” 

… Or not. Kang Chul-In was not a cliché main character of a shonen manga, who typically made up with his opponent after a fight. 

“Let me crush all your bones into pieces...” 

Kang Chul-In approached Brynhildr while mumbling those harsh words. 

Suddenly, 

Toommmm!

The ground began to tremble. 

“Wahhhhh!” 

“Capture him!” 

“Kill Kang Chul-In!” 

From afar, tens of thousands of Shatyameba soldiers were marching at an incredible speed. 

“Trying to win by numbers, huh…?” 

Kang Chul-In smirked. He wasn’t afraid. As long as the arch-shaped passage was unscathed, it was impossible for him to lose. 

It was certainly true that he might collapse from fatigue on day 3, but he could just escape before that happened. 

“Don’t mind them.” 

Brynhildr walked towards Kang Chul-In. 

“You fight with me.” 

“You still don’t get it, do you?” 

Kang Chul-In jeered. 

                                                *** 

 “Kang Chul-In...” 

Having launched an all-out attack, Lee Ji-Tae stood on the watchtower. 

“Your corpse...” 

He could see Zolushka in the distance. A large troop was approaching it. A battle was about to unfold, and Kang Chul-In was certainly going to die while fending off the relentless wave of attacks. 

“You will never escape...” 

Lee Ji-Tae was about to complete his sentence, when... 

Vroooomm!

A screeching engine sound could be heard. 

“...!” 

Lee Ji-Tae could sense that something was off. A bit later, three enormous air crafts emerged from the curtain of clouds to reveal themselves in the sky above Itaracia. One of them was familiar to Lee Ji-Tae. 

“Z-Zeppelin!” 

Wasn’t that Rothschild’s former aircraft which was used to attack Laputa?

Not only did Zeppelin appear, but also... 

  • Roarrrr…!

A gigantic beast gleamed with brilliant silver shine appeared. It was none other than the famous Full Metal Dragon. 

Last but not least, there was the largest aircraft of the three. It was at least five times bigger than Zeppelin. 

“T-Temeraire!” 

Overlord Hecate’s legendary battleship sailed through the sky. 

  • Ah, ah, mike test. Mike test. 

Suddenly, Kwak Jung’s voice could be heard through the magic-engineered loudspeaker, which echoed throughout the Chamonix mountains. 

  • Fresh vegetables are here… no, that’s not it! Ok, I’m giving you guys 10 seconds. 

It was a warning. 

  • Choose. Surrender in 10 seconds or become roasted meat.

He was threatening to destroy Itaracia. 

“What the fuck!?” 

Lee Ji-Tae couldn’t believe this situation. Why would Valhalla’s main battle force appear in the northern region of Baldur? It already didn’t make sense that Kang Chul-In was protecting Zolushka. 

Why? Was Kang Chul-In’s information network so incredible? No, that’s not it. Even that Kang Chul-In wouldn’t be able to read the situation in Pangaea so effectively! 

No matter how he pondered, it didn’t make sense. Of course, Lee Ji-Tae was unaware of the deal between Kang Chul-In and Lily. It was natural for him to be caught off-guard. 

  • 10... 

Meanwhile, Kwak Jung had already initiated the countdown. 

  • 9, 8, 7...

10 seconds. That was a very short time. Not to mention that it was impossible to decide a crucial matter like surrendering within such a short time frame!

  • 6, 5… argh, fuck it!

Kwak Jung suddenly flared up. 

  • Just shoot everything! Now!

As impatient as ever, he didn’t bother to keep to the 10 seconds at all!

God damn it!

Lee Ji-Tae’s face crumpled. 

Pow!

And hence began the bombardment. 

  • Farewell.

Overlord Hecate’s ultimate attack, ‘Fire,’ began to pour down on the opponents! 

                                                *** 

While Kwak Jung was unintentionally screwing Lee Ji-Tae up, Kang Chul-In was facing 300,000 Shatyameba and Gullveig Alliance soldiers, as well as Brynhildr, at the same time. 

“Come at me.” 

Brynhildr stepped up. 

“Oi, cormorant.” 

Kang Chul-In replied coldly. 

“You sure you won’t regret this?” 

“...” 

“Should I really kill you here?” 

It was his final warning. Kang Chul-In had been giving many chances so far, but any further and he would murder Brynhildr, regardless of whether he could obtain the Sonic Ring. 

“Your threats are meaningless.” 

Brynhildr held tightly onto his light sword, Arondight. 

“I - Brynhildr, the white knight - will never back off from a fight against Kang Chul-In, the Supreme King of the West.” 

“...” 

“No matter what happens...” 

Suddenly, 

“Kang Chul-Innnnnnnnnn!”

An idiotic voice could be heard from somewhere. 

  • Keeeeek!

The unique cry of a wyvern could also be heard. 

“I’m hereeeeeeeeee!” 

With that, 

Thump!

Overlord Dorian Explorer alighted from a gigantic black Wyvern’s back. 

“… What?” 

Kang Chul-In asked Dorian with a puzzled expression. 

“Why are you here, bastard?” 

“To help!” 

“Help who?” 

Kang Chul-In asked. 

“You!” 

“Me?” 

“Yep! You are all alone!” 

“That’s true but… I don’t recall asking for help?” 

“R-Really?” 

Dorian started to sweat.

“Kwak Jung told me that you are in big trouble...” 

“Idiot.” 

“...!” 

“Tricked again.” 

“T-Tricked?” 

“Tsk… you suffer more if you are stupid.” 

Kang Chul-In mocked Dorian. 

Brrrr!

Dorian’s body trembled with rage. 

“Urgh… tricked again… Damn it. Well… what can I do…? Anyways, take this, Kang Chul-In.” 

Dorian passed something to Kang Chul-In.

“What’s this?” 

“A tonic!” 

Dorian grinned. 

“Tonic?” 

“Dragon Heart.” 

“...!” 

“Take care of your body. You have three wives to deal with. You need something like this to sustain your virility...” 

Bam! 

Kang Chul-In smashed his fist onto Dorian’s head. 

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