This was shocking news indeed. Vilhelm and Ao Xin were dead, barely two days after Kwak Jung made that prophecy.
Kang Chul-In asked.
“Who murdered those two?”
Lee Chae-Rin hesitated.
“I don’t… believe it...”
“Rumors say the murder is...”
What Lee Chae-Rin said subsequently almost made Kang Chul-In flip.
“… None other than you, honey.”
“They say you are the killer.”
Thump! Kang Chul-In almost felt a blow in his head.
What the hell...
It was utter bullshit. He killed Vilhelm and Ao Xin? When? Well, he certainly did want them dead, but it was absurd to think that he was the killer.
“Did you really...”
Lee Chae-Rin continued.
“… Kill the two Overlords?”
Kang Chul-In was stunned.
“Don’t tell me you believe that?”
He had nothing to say. Even Lee Chae-Rin, his wife, didn’t believe in him, even though she knew what Kang Chul-In was up to for the past month or so.
Kang Chul-In spoke quietly.
“Why do you think so?”
“This is unfair.”
He never expected Lee Chae-Rin to be the one to doubt him.
“It’s not like there’s two of me… how could I have killed Vilhelm and Ao Xin?”
“H-Honey… well that… take a look first… signaller?”
“Yes, Your Highness.”
The signaller turned on the video player to play footage sent from the Gullveig Alliance.
Gullveig, the great Alliance of the north.
Adolf, the representative of the Gullveig Alliance, was dressed in formal black. He announced the following in a grief-stricken manner.
From this point onwards, our alliance shall declare that the Kingdom of Valhalla led by Kang Chul-In, the Supreme King of the West, and its allied nations are now our enemies. We declare that the armistice from the previous war is now ineffective. Furthermore, the Gullveig Alliance shall label Kang Chul-In and the Valhalla Kingdom as the axis of evil. Starting from now – 13:29 – we will attack indiscriminately, and we hereby announce that we are not afraid of direct confrontation!
A declaration of war.
This happened only a month after the armistice, which made Kang Chul-In wonder whether those bastards had gone crazy.
Of course, many people are wondering why we have decided as such.
What followed was crucial.
Our alliance wishes to appeal to the honorable Lords, with the attached footage as our evidence.
The footage in question was played.
Kang Chul-In was appalled.
Where do you think you are going?
In the video, Kang Chul-In was grinning cunningly at an utterly destroyed magic-engineered carriage. He was holding the demon sword Kaiforce in his hand.
The following footage was filmed with an Epic item capable of videoing. It depicts the scene in which Kang Chul-In infiltrated into the secret meeting avenue of Chairman Vilhelm and Vice-chairman Ao Xin.
Adolf elaborated as the video continued to play.
Vilhelm moaned in agony.
Kang Chul-In… how did you get here!?
The imposter in the video looked exactly identical to the real Kang Chul-In.
I am everywhere, yet nowhere.
The imposter grinned cunningly.
It’s not too difficult finding you bastards, Vilhelm.
Let me show you what real pain is.
A black sword that resembled Kaiforce deeply penetrated Vilhelm’s abdomen.
This is only the beginning… huehue.
A demon-like laughter.
The fake Kaiforce slashed Vilhelm’s left arm off.
Crimson-red blood spurted out.
Vilhelm screamed in agony and fear.
Just from this?
Imposter Kang Chul-In sniggered with absolute cruelty.
I told you, this is just the beginning.
What happened afterwards was too brutal to watch.
Arghhhhh! J-Just kill me. P-Please… pleaseeeeee! Kuhuk… heuk!
In the footage, Kang Chul-In appeared to be human scum, no less than the devil himself. It was almost slaughter. He sliced Vilhelm’s limbs off and slit his abdomen open, ripping out the innards with his bare hands. An inhumane crime that only psychopaths would commit. In fact, this video was more horrifying than any snuff films or gore movies.
Evidently, Chairman Vilhelm and Vice-chairman Ao Xin were brutally murdered by Kang Chul-In, the demon.
How could a human do this!?
He then bellowed with pure rage and animosity.
Kang Chul-In had risen to become the king of a nation, but his actions are more befitting of a hooligan. Look! What did this demon do to the Chairman and Vice-chairman of our Gullveig Alliance!? Moreover, our alliance had humbly acknowledged defeat in our previous battle, paid every cent of the war reparation, and signed the armistice. We even lost Venedig, the port city, which was a strategically important location for us. Despite the economic and political loss, we did not raise any objections.
If one listened to Adolf’s speech without context, Kang Chul-In was indeed the motherfucker and serial killer of the century.
But Kang Chul-In still ignored the armistice and brutally murdered the leaders of our alliance. Thus, we hereby declare Kang Chul-In as the demon himself and solemnly swear to take vengeance immediately after the funeral of Chairman Vilhelm and Vice-chairman Ao Xin. Lastly, our alliance wishes to appeal to the other Lords on this continent. What do you think will happen if this demon rules over Pangaea? Look! There’s no such word as peace in Kang Chul-In’s dictionary! There’s only submission. That man is a cold-hearted murderer and war-maniac, who will not hesitate to kill anyone who goes against him! Therefore, we plead the Lords to aid us in achieving justice in this continent!
The speech ended.
Kang Chul-In’s response was,
“Very interesting… that was quite provocative...”
It was more amusement than rage.
“Do you think I will do something as perverse as that?”
Lee Chae-Rin shook her head.
“Initially I did think so, but now that I’ve watched the video, I know the truth.”
“My husband is a fighter, not a perverse psychopath.”
She was right. Kang Chul-In was a killer, but he wasn’t crazy enough to commit such inhumane acts.
However, Desdemona thought otherwise.
“You are pretty brutal, huh? I’m amazed! What a novel way to slaughter a man!”
“Ah~! I see~!”
“What are you talking about?”
Kang Chul-In, who suddenly felt dumbfounded, asked Desdemona in a sharp tone.
“You are crazy, aren’t you?”
“Yeah~! You are definitely crazy~!”
“How could a human do that with a healthy mind? Oh well! I guess humans are just that fragile~. I have to understand~!”
After hearing Desdemona’s banter, Kang Chul-In couldn’t hold back his rage anymore.
He gave Desdemona a clout with his knuckles. She began to wear a tearful face.
“What did you say?”
“You need more punishment.”
Kang Chul-In grabbed the [Pain-Maker] and slapped Desdemona’s ass without mercy.
Desdemona screamed in pain.
“W-What are you doing, you crazy bastard!?”
“That’s right, I’m crazy.”
“So please understand.”
With that, Kang Chul-In continued to teach Desdemona a lesson. He didn’t care whether Desdemona revealed her true strength or not.
Desdemona realized what a truly insane man he was. Well… Kang Chul-In was indeed crazy. No man in the right mind would punish an Ancient Black Dragon, despite knowing the catastrophe that might follow.
Ten minutes later.
“Sob… sob sob… i-it hurts so much...”
“That’s what you get for triggering a crazy man.”
“Y-You… you are really insane… you mean bastard...”
Strangely enough, Kang Chul-In couldn’t feel the difference in age between them, even though she was older by 7000 years.
Kang Chul-In quietly slipped the [Pain-Maker] into his pocket (he seemed to have taken a liking to the item) and changed the topic.
“Your deal, let’s make it happen.”
“Hmm? You mean the marriage?”
Desdemona asked with an innocent face.
Lee Chae-Rin was startled.
“N-No, that’s not it!”
Kang Chul-In strongly objected.
“It’s not true.”
However, Lee Chae-Rin didn’t trust Kang Chul-In at all.
“Even after seducing that teacher!”
“H-How did you?!”
“I can believe anything you say, but never the statement that you won’t seduce other women! No, I can’t believe you!”
With that, Lee Chae-Rin disappeared in a flash.
Kang Chul-In remained dumbfounded for a while afterwards.
“Oh what, that girl is my future younger sister?”
“Shut up, lizard.”
Desdemona was clueless.
How is it?
Lee Ji-Tae was having a secret conversation with Milenius, the dark silhouette, through the Illusion network.
Isn’t this enough time for you?
Over the screen, Milenius grinned at Lee Ji-Tae.
This sort of maneuver is nothing difficult for me.
Shiver! A chill ran down Lee Ji-Tae’s spine.
Vilhelm and Ao Xin… their murderer was none other than the man behind the screen. Ah, how terrifying it was to control time!
Of course, this is my limit.
Seemingly having read Lee Ji-Tae’s thoughts, Milenius added.
I am too exhausted from reincarnating and returning with the Emperor of Blood and Iron. I have long lost my ability to surpass space and time.
In fact, isn’t framing a person possible without having the ability to surpass space and time?
He was right. But that was only possible for someone as powerful as Kang Chul-In, who could eliminate Vilhelm, Ao Xin and their guards.
Milenius changed the topic.
Have you been consuming sufficient brains?
Lee Ji-Tae replied.
Good. How about an Agnaga army?
Lee Ji-Tae froze after hearing Milenius’ question.
An Agnaga army.
The same army that had destroyed multiple worlds indiscriminately was also the reason why Lee Ji-Tae now existed.
Don’t tell me… he still hasn’t given up on his humanity? 
For Lee Ji-Tae to create this army, he had to completely relinquish his human identity. Although strictly speaking, someone who had been consuming thousands of human brains every day could no longer be deemed as a human, anyway.
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