Chapter 307: The Greatest Blacksmith in History (1)

Let’s take a look. 

Kang Chul-In paused his speech and decided to check the details of the Awakening Quest. What could go wrong? 

[Immortal-rank Weapon] 

Explanation: Look for the legendary blacksmith living on the summit of Mt. Hephai and get his acknowledgement. 

Difficulty: Extreme

Reward: Upgrade Demon sword Kaiforce and Light sword Mitra (Epic-rank 🡪 Immortal-rank)

Subject: Kang Chul-In, the Supreme King of the West / Overlord Dorian Explorer / Overlord Hecate

* Caution: Other people cannot meet the legendary blacksmith. 

* Caution: The legendary blacksmith is extremely violent and eccentric, hence always remember that your life may be in danger. 

An interesting reward, indeed. 

Immortal-rank weapon huh… did such a rank even exist before? 

Even Kang Chul-In, who had returned to the past, had never heard of such an item in existence. Until now, he had thought that ‘Epic’ was the highest rank. In that case, wouldn’t that mean that his items could be upgraded to perform even better? 

You wanna fight me with those ‘unawakened’ toys? Hold your horses, you bastard. Even your body is in a complete wreck. 

Suddenly, Kang Chul-In recalled Desdemona’s words. ‘Unawakened’ toys. They undoubtedly referred to Kaiforce and Mitra. 

“Kang Chul-In!” 

Suddenly. 

Bang!

Dorian Explorer kicked the door of the Lord’s hall open and made his grand appearance. 

“You bastard!” 

Dorian shouted at Kang Chul-In. 

“How could you do that!? Huh!?” 

“...?” 

“They might have been your enemies, but they were still humans! How could you slaughter them like farm animals!?” 

It seemed like he had watched the video of ‘Kang Chul-In’ assassinating Vilhelm and Ao Xin. 

“And you still dare to ask for my help, huh? What about our promise...” 

“Please.”

Kang Chul-In waved his hand, as if he were too tired to entertain Dorian. 

“Everyone knows already, stop overreacting.” 

“Huh?” 

“Do you really think that I’m that perverted psychopath in the video?” 

“Y-You aren’t?” 

“Idiot.” 

“Really!?” 

Dorian looked around at his audience.  

They were...

“Tsk… that idiot...” 

“How could an idiot like him become an Overlord?” 

“So tactless...” 

“Pathetic...” 

The subjects of the Valhalla Kingdom were criticizing Dorian, loud enough for him to hear. 

“N-No…? Hmm… i-it looked like you to me… welp...” 

Dorian scratched his head. 

“Screw it… I will just stay quiet...” 

He then slowly walked towards the subjects and hid himself in the crowd. It was difficult to live with such a lack of sense. 

“Kang Chul-In?” 

At that moment, Hecate also joined in on the meeting and remarked. 

“Crazy, huh?” 

“What are you referring to?” 

Kang Chul-In was puzzled. 

“I didn’t know that you kill your victims so brutally. I was amazed actually. How scared were Vilhelm and Ao Xin? I’m impressed. Well done, Kang Chul-In. A man has to show his worth sometimes, doesn’t he?” 

An even worse response than Dorian’s. 

“It’s my style… heung...” 

“What if I didn’t do it?” 

“That’s why...” 

Kang Chul-In denied the allegations, but Hecate ignored him and continued her sentence. 

“Can we do it just once?” 

“...” 

“I’m really curious to see how a man like you behaves in bed. In fact, I’m about to go crazy with curiosity. So just once. I’m a valuable ally in your battles, aren’t I? Please?” 

Even a third-rate gangster wouldn’t make such a dirty request. The problem was that… Hecate was being 100% sincere. 

She hasn’t changed at all. 

Kang Chul-In had to massage his throbbing head while he dealt with Hecate, who didn’t give a damn about his feelings or embarrassment.  

“Please.” 

“No.” 

“Just once.” 

“Still no.” 

“Hey! You are a man, so why are you playing so hard to get?” 

The meaningless conversation persisted. 

“Hey there, you insane lady.” 

Finally, Ninetails had to step in. 

“How dare you flirt with my husband?” 

Flick! 

Ninetails had all nine of her tails flared out in an intimidating fashion. In addition, she had a murderous gaze in her eyes. 

“Do you want to be punished?” 

Lee Chae-Rin also held her money pay item up and threatened Hecate. 

And... 

“Do you know what this is?” 

Skadi hissed, with a doll in one hand and an awl in the other. It was obvious that she was about to place a curse on Hecate. 

“How ironic.” 

Hecate snorted and faced Kang Chul-In’s wives. 

“So you all can share him around but I can’t?” 

A cutting remark! 

Kang Chul-In’s wives froze in place, the subjects turned their heads away in embarrassment and Kang Chul-In himself had to cover his face with his hands in humiliation. 

“Oh?” 

Of course, some were persuaded by Hecate’s argument. 

“Actually, she’s right. What’s wrong...” 

“Bam!” 

The throne made from the Gold Dragon’s horn smacked Dorian’s forehead. 

“E-Eek...” 

Dorian gasped for air and fainted soon after. His big mouth was always the root of all problems. 

“I won’t steal him.” 

Hecate, however, didn’t pay any attention to the commotion and continued with her speech. 

“Let me have a taste. Why not? It’s not like he is exhausted...” 

At that moment...

Bang!

Kang Chul-In crashed into the window with a huge sound. 

“...!” 

Kang Chul-In was shocked for a moment. 

He had to clear the Awakening Quest, upgrade his skills, and escape from this dilemma before the war with the Gullveig Alliance. He tried to escape through the window, as per usual. However...

“What kind of window is this…?” 

It didn’t shatter. It was a strange phenomenon indeed.  Usually, even tempered glass wouldn’t be able to withstand Kang Chul-In’s body slam. 

“Huhu...” 

At that moment, a cunning laughter echoed in the hall. 

“Your Majesty… you shouldn’t be underestimating me… Huhuhu… You have broken so many windows up until now, so I can’t just do nothing about that.” 

The treasurer of the Valhalla Kingdom, Timothy, made a satisfied grin. 

“T-Timothy!” 

“Huehue… your Majesty… that window was specially ordered and made by me...” 

“W-Was that really necessary…?” 

“Of course.” 

“...?” 

“How many windows have you broken so far? Not only that, but they were made out of top-class glass made by master artisans, with window frames made from the best wood.” 

“I-Is that so…?” 

“That’s not all. The stained glass was personally fabricated by Leonardo, the royal artist of Fox Valley. It is priceless! Do you know how much damage has been caused so far? It’s 8,312 gold to be exact!” 

8,312 gold. That amounted to 2,829,323 USD. In other words, Kang Chul-In could have easily bought a few apartment flats if he didn’t break the glass windows!

“W-What…!?” 

“Huhu… it was extremely difficult to see your Majesty destroy the windows when the nation was already running low on finances.” 

“...” 

“So I prepared that window… it is 50 times stronger than a normal glass window… plus that elasticity is amazing. In addition, Sir Nilus and Ms. Arshelly have casted a spell to increase its durability… huhuhu...” 

“To that extent…!” 

Kang Chul-In was taken aback. He had not expected Timothy’s comeback. Who would have thought that he could put an end to Kang Chul-In’s bad habit of ‘escaping through the smashed window’?  

“Sir Timothy… you are quite fearsome...” 

“Keuh… as expected from this nation’s treasurer!” 

Some subjects exclaimed in awe. Nobody could suppress Kang Chul-In in Valhalla except for Timothy. 

“Your Majesty… it’s time to give up...” 

Timothy was about to ask Kang Chul-In to surrender, when... 

Chulkuk! Kaiforce began to shapeshift into a club. Or rather, to be exact, a mace.  

Bang! Kang Chul-In swung the mace at Timothy’s prized window with great strength. 

Crack! The window shattered into a million pieces. 

“N-No!” 

Timothy was crestfallen. 

“Y-Your Majesty!” 

“Your Majesty!” 

“Where are you going!?” 

“The expedition is due tomorrow morning, your Majesty! Please maintain your composure…!” 

The shocked subjects struggled to hold Kang Chul-In back, but he had already disappeared beyond the shattered window. 

“I will visit Mt. Hephai first and join you all at Venedig!” 

His voice echoed. 

“Huh?” 

Dorian Explorer got his senses together. 

“H-Hey, let me tag along too!” 

He jumped out of the window after Kang Chul-In. It was because of the quest. Dorian could reap the juicy rewards if he just tagged along with Kang Chul-In. 

“That idiot is smarter than he looks, huh?”  

Having said that, Hecate also followed suit. 

“...”  

The rest remained silent. 

“No…! No…!” 

Only Timothy’s despair could be heard in the Lord’s hall.  

                                                ***

In Bifrost, in the Pentagon, also known as the headquarters of the Gullveig Alliance...

“I, the Heavenly Queen of the North, wish to be the next chairman of the Gullveig Alliance.” 

Mei Ling got hold of the alliance in a flash. 

“Any objections?” 

How could there be? The woman in the chairman’s seat was no longer weak and pitiful. She was now the ruler of Bifrost and the Red Valley, and the second monarch after Kang Chul-In. Furthermore...

“Everyone.” 

Andrei Ivanovic spoke. 

“Didn’t the Heavenly Queen of the North ask a question?” 

That wasn’t all. 

“Is everyone mute?” 

The King of the Ocean, Neptune Spear, joined in to coerce the Lords. 

“T-That’s not it...” 

“A vote...” 

“Hmm...” 

The Lords hesitated. As members of the Gullveig Alliance, this was a tricky situation to be in, but that was to be expected. Mei Ling was previously labelled the traitor who had let Kang Chu-In into the Pentagon. They didn’t expect her to turn into a queen overnight. Moreover, the Lords didn’t think that she would receive support from Overlord Andrei Ivanovic and Neptune Spear. 

“I, Kwak Jun – the representative of his Majesty, Vito Clemenza – agree to her Majesty.” 

Suddenly, Kwak Jun came forward. 

                                                ***

Kang Chul-In, who had penetrated through Timothy’s defense, dashed towards the east. 

A good opportunity. 

He had wanted to upgrade his specs before his face-off with the Gullveig Alliance. 

“W-Wait for me!” 

Dorian’s voice could be heard from afar. 

“Can you stop for a while? Y-You are too fast.” 

Hecate’s sharp voice could also be heard. 

“Follow me with the best of your abilities, then!” 

Kang Chul-In refused to slow down.

Time is gold. 

He was already so busy. It was imperative for him to clear the quest immediately and then join his army to conquer Esmeralda. 

Pang! Kang Chul-In sped up even more. 

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