Chapter 32. Meeting with the adventurers.

What, what is that? An army?

Billy, who had lessened the distance between himself and Kang Chul-In, was surprised that Kang Chul-In was not alone…

That is Overlord?

He was surprised once again after catching sight of Kang Chul-In.

To Billy, Kang Chul-In was not just any ordinary adventurer.

Firstly, the level of armor and items that he had was on a different level of quality.

Kang Chul-In’s items were all rare-level items and were different from the adventurers’ cheap shields and weapons. Billy’s axe seemed like a hunk of metal compared to the sword that Kang Chul-In had. Kang Chul-In’s appearance was also a factor that put Billy in his place.

A gaze that looked down on everything, a determination coming from his tightly drawn lips, wide shoulders, and a gleaming gaze. Kang Chul-In could not be summed up as a lucky adventurer like Billy initially thought.

“An adventurer?”

Kang Chul-In spoke in his leisurely voice as he arrived in front of Billy.

“Y-yes.”

Billy stuttered, overcome before he knew it by Kang Chul-In and his soldiers. His thought of teaching Overlord a lesson had long since disappeared.

Crap… How, how can I beat all these guys by myself?

Simply put, Billy chickened out.

He was intimidated by Kang Chul-In’s charisma, but Lucia’s icy-cold stare and Podolski’s staring at him with gleaming eyes overwhelmed him just the same.

Also, the ten soldiers that were guarding the wagon exuded discipline, and if he were to start a fight, he would become food, skewered on their spears.

“You walked fast. Almost ran.”

Kang Chul-In spoke as Billy was unsure of what to do next.

“Are you… by chance upset that I was late?”

Billy flinched because Kang Chul-In hit the mark, but he shook his head right away and answered.

“Ah, no, no it’s not that… just wondering why you were late… wondering if something had happened… there is no phone here and stuff…”

It was a lame excuse.

I get it.

Kang Chul-In could see right through Billy, but he did not show it. Instead, he toyed with him so that Billy would continue to be in an awkward spot.

“Really? I thought you were mad.”

“No, no.”

“Really, you aren’t upset?”

“I am not. I really am not.”

“Really?”

“Really!”

Finally, Billy put his tail between his legs, intimidated by Kang Chul-In and his people.

Even those who told everyone “I have anger management issues” controlled their anger extremely well in the face of the strong.

“Lead the way,” Kang Chul-In said.

“Oh, okay.”

He had embarrassed himself, but Billy had no other choice. He did not have the courage to cause a commotion in front of Kang Chul-In and his subordinates.

“Let’s go.”

Kang Chul-In had Billy lead the way and called for his troops.

The speed was still slow.

The horses’ hooves, the wheels turning on the wagons, and the footsteps of the soldiers created a harmony that showed off their military discipline.

And Billy, who felt all this behind him, had to hold his bladder as he tried his hardest not to fall to the ground.

“That… that Asian is Overlord?”

When Kang Chul-In and his people drew closer to the adventurers, someone spoke in a surprised tone.

All the other adventurers were the same.

All 40 adventurers like Billy were overwhelmed by Kang Chul-In and his troops, and there was not one person who complained about Kang Chul-In being late.

Lucia, you are competent in these things.

Kang Chul-In was impressed by Lucia.

The adventurers’ responses were 100% the same as the response that Lucia expected. Lucia’s opinion that humans decide on others depending on what they see was correct.

“Move, move.”

“To the side.”

The adventurers moved left and right, making way for Kang Chul-In and his troops. It was like Moses and the parting of the Red Sea.

The white horse that Kang Chul-In was on stopped.

The soldiers of Laputa stopped behind Kang Chul-In in a disciplined, structured way.

“Nice to meet you.”

Kang Chul-In introduced himself while atop the white horse.

“I am Overlord.”

And that was the first meeting between Kang Chul-In and the 40 adventurers.

Kang Chul-In began by putting down ground rules.

“Our goal is hunting and more hunting for 3 weeks. During this time, I will provide tents and food as well as potions if any injuries occur. Also, for those who show exceptional skill, I will actually give you rare-level items.

At that moment, Podolski uncovered the cloth that was covering the wagon and revealed the items inside.

“Wow…”

“All of those are rare items?”

The adventurers were surprised.

The items that were on the wagon (they were chosen for the hunt) were on a different level than the low-level items that the adventurers had. It was the difference between a Lord and adventurer.

“I will divide equally all the treasures that we receive while hunting monsters, and I will only take shares when we hunt high-level monsters.”

It was for the Peacock Dragon conquest.

The items that you could receive from hunting lower-level monsters were things that Kang Chul-In didn’t really need considering his position.

It would be better to give it up coolly in order to be received favorably by the adventurers. Kang Chul-In’s real purpose lay in the dragon heart anyway.

“Hey, Overlord, are you serious?”

“You are really giving rare-level items as well as dividing up treasure evenly?”

A couple of adventurers shouted questions. In their position, it was too good of an offer.

“Of course.”

Kang Chul-In nodded.

“Wait!”

At that moment, Lucia stepped forward and, after asking permission from Kang Chul-In, stood in front of the adventurers.

“I am Lucia, and I tend to his Majesty Kang Chul-In here. Nice to meet you, adventurers.”

Lucia’s face seemed stern and cold as she introduced herself.

“Majesty?”

“What majesty? He’s a king?”

“What’s up with the title?”

The adventurers started to talk. Most did not know of the existence of the Lord class.

“Quiet, quiet down.”

Lucia scolded the adventurers and quieted them before continuing.

“I, Lucia, will talk about a couple of things that you adventurers must keep in mind. Please listen carefully.”

The adventurers were drawn in by Lucia’s cold charisma and quietly focused on what she had to say.

“First, the leader of this army, Slayers, is Majesty Kang Chul-In. Therefore, if there is any reason to call for him, you must use proper honorifics. Of course, I will not force you to call him majesty. “General’ would be fine as well.”

Lucia talked about all things that Kang Chul-In could not say himself, and she was fulfilling her duties as Secretary wonderfully.

“Also, there are no such things as not following orders or disobedience. The Majesty’s orders are absolute, and if you do not follow orders or cause unrest, prepare to pay the price.”

Thud!

The soldiers behind Kang Chul-In slammed their spears to the ground, focusing the attention of the adventurers.

“If there are any of you who have issues with this, return home with your own two feet while you can. As you know… this is not your world. I heard there is a saying ‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do’ in your world. I believe you are all familiar with this saying. I will stop here.”

Lucia went back to her position as the air turned frigid.

However, this was extremely necessary.

In any organization, the clear relationship between superiors and inferiors, as well as commands and directions, needed to be clear in order to prevent disputes. Even if the mood was a bit depressing, this could not be avoided.

“Are there any of you who want to go back?” Kang Chul-In asked.

“Like Lucia said, if you want to return, go back now.”

There was no one.

It’s because the conditions are good.

Kang Chul-In thought as he looked at the adventurers.

There were a couple who seemed to have issues here and there.

Their expressions said “what majesty?” and “how great is he that he pretends to be a king?”

If it were not for the good conditions, they were the kind to leave right away.

I can mold them slowly.

Kang Chul-In was not in a rush.

It has not even been an hour since they formed the team. It did not make sense to expect loyalty or trust from them at this moment.

“If there is no one, then I think everyone agrees, and I will move forward in our schedule. Podolski, distribute the items to the adventurers.”

“Yes, majesty! Come here, everyone! I will give you all the items! Ah, of course, we are not giving it to you but lending it to you for the time being!”

At the announcement, the cold atmosphere began to warm up. You had to give a carrot after the whip.

“The blood sword?”

“The blackthorn spear?”

“Ugh! What shield is this heavy?”

The adventurers were delighted by the rare-level items that they had never seen before.

Simpletons.

Kang Chul-In looked at the adventurers and laughed to himself. Just like in the past, adventurers were so easy to control.

“Lord, the items have been distributed.”

“Really? Let’s go.”

“Yes, Lord.”

When the item distribution ended, the Slayers went on to the monster conquest.

“Lord, you don’t look too well.”

Lucia asked as they were entering the dark forest. Like she said, Kang Chul-In did not look too well.

“The one I needed did not come.”

“The one that you need…?”

“It’s a guy named Dorian.”

Like he said, Dorian Explorer was nowhere to be seen.

I don’t know where he wandered off to when he said he was going to come for sure.

Dorian had said over and over again that he wanted to participate in the Peacock Dragon subjugation. Then, he had not come, so it was understandable that Kang Chul-In was upset.

“He must be quite useful, seeing that you even remember his name.”

“He isn’t just useful.”

“The Dorian that I know has the potential to be the best dungeon hunter there is.”

“He is that good?”

“And he is also a Lord. Of course he is a different level than these adventurers.”

“Ah…!”

Lucia exclaimed about hearing this explanation. If it was someone Kang Chul-In spoke highly of, Lucia would also respect him.

“Well, ultimately, he didn’t even show up, so he is nothing but a liar.”

What was the point of thinking highly of him if he didn’t even show up? Maybe it was just not meant to be today.

Idiot! I will kill him if I meet him later.

Kang Chul-In ground his teeth as he thought of Dorian.

It was then.

“Lord!”

The soldier who was ahead quickly came back to Kang Chul-In and reported.

“200 meters away from us, I found a Crocuta.”

“Mm… perfect timing.”

Kang Chul-In smiled as if he approved.

A “Crocuta” was half-human and half-animal and had the head of a hyena, a monster that was comparable with the Gnoll, which was a Level 15 monster. Its level was 20, a strong monster that was difficult to beat with even three adventurers at their current levels.

“Let’s go. I will take it on myself.”

Kang Chul-In guided his horse.

“Lord, are you thinking to take on the Crocuta yourself? How, why, Lord…?”

Lucia opened her eyes wide in surprise and asked.

“I need to show an example so that the adventurers can trust and follow me.”

Kang Chul-In smiled and answered.

By hunting the Crocuta himself, he would teach the adventurers how to hunt as well as demonstrating his skill. That was Kang Chul-In’s plan. He would kill two birds with one stone.

“Hyah!”

Kang Chul-In nudged the side of the white horse.

Neigh!

The strong horse quickly ran ahead.

 

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