Everyone had at least one memory that they didn’t want to recall.
Even the mighty Overlord of Blood and Iron, Kang Chul-In, was the same.
If he thought of it, Kang Chul-In’s one was when his head was chopped off by his eternal rival, the damned Rothschild, but it wasn’t something that he couldn’t tell anyone.
He would maybe tell Lucia or maybe his future wife.
But the bad memories he had about this “Random Unit” was one that he truly didn’t want to tell anyone. That was the first as well as the last time that he had gotten teased by someone.
This event occurred 7 years before he had gone back in time, 3 months before Ragnarok had started. This was when he and Dorian had gone into a dungeon as a duo.
“Look at ‘im, him.”
Dorian pointed at a dog that was inside the dungeon. This was a dog that Dorian had brought with him this time, saying that he was the “ace” of this dungeon exploration.
“What do you plan on doing with that small, puny dog?”
Kang Chul-In didn’t like small dogs like poodles, Yorkshire terriers, and Shih Tzus. It was because he didn’t like the fact that they kept on barking as if they were ignorant of how big and scary the world was compared to them.
“Hmph, you would be surprised if you knew the true value and abilities of this guy.”
The Dorian who had always been on the receiving end of the teasing said proudly. His expression almost bordered on being annoying.
“No matter how he looks, he is still an S rank unit after all.”
“Do you really expect me to trust you on that?”
“Sigh~ to think that even the great ‘Lord hunter’ Kang Chul-In can’t see the true worth of our Lucky. Hey! Lucky!” Dorian called his dog.
The dog named Lucky came towards Dorian and greeted him with bright and cheerful barks.
Lucky then performed a flip and then suddenly dashed towards a deep part of the Dungeon.
“Do you call a well-trained dog an S rank unit now, Dorian?” Kang Chul-In laughed.
“What are you going to do with that dog that doesn’t radiate the slightest bit of mana?”
“As expected of a battle maniac. Not all units are used for fighting, you know? Think about utility! The utility!”
“If that dog has good utility, then are you telling all the units famous for their utility to kill themselves out of shame?”
“Hmph. Seems like you don’t believe me. Then look for yourself. You will see how amazing our Lucky is soon.” Dorian was confident in Lucky, and Lucky truly did not let him down.
“What the…?” Kang Chul-In was very surprised.
“You see, our Lucky is amazing!” Dorian happily chimed in.
“How does this… make sense?” Kang Chul-In was truly startled right now.
After all, the results that Lucky brought were truly amazing.
Lucky found a secret pathway inside the obscure dungeon ruins and single-handedly found and activated a hidden lever that led to a chamber.
And inside was…
A huge amount of gold and other jewels as well as a terrifying amount of unique-rank items.
“Hahaha, now do you see how amazing our Lucky truly is? He’s a seeker.”
“Treasure seeker, hunting for treasures. He reacts and senses items or gold that is at least of the unique rank. With this guy, I wouldn’t be lying if I said I would be able to take the items of all the dungeons and ruins in the Pangaea continent.”
“... That’s why it’s an S rank unit?”
“Of course! It’s kind of like the victory of utility?”
“But where the hell did you find a dog like this?” Kang Chul-In was very curious to see where the dog was from. He had no idea where Dorian found something like this.
“Oh, that. I’ll tell you. It’s not something that amazing anyway.”
“You’ll tell me?”
“Of course! I picked Lucky by purchasing a ‘Random Unit’. I used around 1500 gold to kill time on that.”
“...I didn’t know that good units could even come out in that.”
“Well, that depends on the individual’s luck. I’m ‘Lucky’, a lucky guy after all. Haha.”
“That sounds like a lie to me.” Kang Chul-In didn’t believe Dorian’s words.
He too had spent 2000 gold on random units, but the result was him obtaining the lowest-rank units like Goblins, Gnolls, and Skeletons.
Of course, it was not just him. Other Lords had also talked trash about buying this option as they had only lost money.
In fact, there were some Lords who tried to spend all their money buying this and went broke.
To think that there was actually possible to get an S rank unit like Lucky from the Random Unit purchase, who would believe it?
“Hahaha. For someone as kind and nice as me, there is luck. Of course, that’s different from a villain like you, Kang Chul-In.”
This taunt led to the start of the nightmarish memory.
“You’re saying that I’m not lucky because I’m a villain?”
Because it was so ridiculous that Dorian had gotten Lucky, Kang Chul-In fell for Dorian’s taunt.
“Like they say, Santa Claus doesn’t give presents to the naughty. Unless you’re a kind person like me, there’s no way to obtain an S rank unit!”
“Sigh, I think you’re ridiculous to spend money on that sort of gambling. Why don’t you just go and gamble in Las Vegas instead?”
“Oh, that place. I got on the blacklist of the casinos there because my luck was too good. I can’t enter.”
“Do you really expect me to believe that?”
“What, have you been lied to all your life? The next time I go to Earth, I’ll prove it to you!”
After arguing and bickering for a long time, they decided to have a bet to see who would get the better unit using the ‘Random Unit’ option.
The two of them went back to their territories and connected to each other using the “Node Network”, a network that allowed the two of them to communicate, and started a video call. Then, they began to buy Random Units. The result… Kang Chul-In was absolutely destroyed.
“HAHAHA! Even though you show off all the time, you have absolutely terrible luck.”
Although Dorian had spent 2500 gold, he obtained an A rank unit called the “Illusionist”...
“It seems like a goblin field over there, eh?”
Even after Kang Chul-In spent 8500 gold (he later had to watch the scene of Albert bleeding blood and tears from his eyes), he got Goblin Scout, Goblin Assassin, Goblin Archer… It was as if he were collecting the “Goblin Series”.
It almost seemed like Dorian was right when he said that villains couldn’t pick good things from the random unit selection, and the kind ones had good luck with it.
“See, good units come out too! Oh, since I won this bet, the next time we party, you’re going to have to pay for it, okay? Well, see ya then. Have fun with those goblins you earned, you unlucky bastard. HAHAHA!”
That stupid bet ended up with Kang Chul-In’s loss. Although he didn’t want to admit it, he had truly lost.
That was the only battle in which Dorian had beaten Kang Chul-In, and it was still a sore spot for Kang Chul-In. Not only that, but it was also the day that Dorian had teased Kang Chul-In to no end.
Dorian, you motherf*cker.
Kang Chul-In thought of Dorian, who would be receiving verbal abuse from his Secretary soon for not coming back for so long. Thinking of that, he involuntarily smiled.
“Mr. Chul-In?” Lee Chae-Rin called him.
“What is it? Were you thinking of some bad memories?”
“No, it’s nothing.”
Although he tried to deny it, it was the truth when she said that he remembered some bad memories.
“Anyway, just leave that button alone. There are some Lords I know who went bankrupt after using that button too much. Just think of it like a menu or option that doesn’t exist.”
What he said was true. The only one he knew that had truly benefited from using that option was Dorian.
He didn’t realize this until later, but Dorian’s luck was ridiculously good.
After asking and researching for a bit, he found out that out of the 200 Lords, there was no one who had benefited from using that menu.
“Don’t try to lean on your luck. There’s no kind of system or gamble that’s as rigged as that stupid thing. Doing it once costs 500 gold, equivalent to 2 hundred million KRW (which is around $200,000). Of course, it’s your choice if you want to hire a goblin that’s worth 2 hundred million KRW.”
Kang Chul-In thought that the stupidest thing he had done between his present and past lives was gambling like that. Everyone had a secret that they wanted to hide, and for Kang Chul-In, it was this.
“Whatever, I’ll just do it for fun then.”
Surprisingly, Kang Chul-In heard Lee Chae-Rin’s nonchalant voice.
“Is one time okay?”
Is this stress?
He thought that it might be from watching the bloody scenes of dwarves dying.
Well, I guess once is okay.
Kang Chul-In didn’t stop Lee Chae-Rin from doing so as he wanted her to experience first-hand why you shouldn’t do it.
If things went overboard, he would stop her. Yes, once would be okay, right?
After Lee Chae-Rin clicked the button that shouldn’t be pressed, a magic circle descended. And inside was…
…The most primitive type of wild goblin. It was the worst unit of all.
“It’s a goblin?” Lee Chae-Rin laughed as if she didn’t care. It definitely was stress, laughing after losing that much money.
“Hmm… should I try some more? Maybe a unit worthy of being my new Secretary might come out.”
Lee Chae-Rin, full of her false fantasies, tried 3 more times to pick a random unit.
But the result was as Kang Chul-In expected. The sight of a Goblin Assassin, Orc, and a Goblin Laborer greeted Lee Chae-Rin.
“This… I shouldn’t do this again. What a waste. Why did they even make this? Thinking about it, I don’t even know why I decided to do it. Even when Mr. Chul-In warned me.”
Lee Chae-Rin’s face looked pained now. It seemed like her stress had been relieved.
“That was fast. Maybe it’s because her special ability is related to money.”
If it was another Lord, it was highly probable that they would have spent at least 5000 gold before stopping.
“Yep… I’m definitely not doing this again.”
“As long as you understand.”
“But that’s me… Mr. Chul-In, want to give it a go?”
“Now is not the time to be gambling like this,” Kang Chul-In’s cold voice replied.
Since they had already gotten their hands on an elite force, they should be getting ready for executing Sledge, not relaxing like this.
At this moment, the adventurers and Urad were also working.
“But it doesn’t even take that long.”
“I have no plan to use my precious resources and money in that sort of rigged gambling.”
“Well then, I’ll just pick it for you then. I want to test it out.”
“Mr. Chul-In’s luck.”
And before he could even reply to her, she gifted him a “random unit”.
Another magic circle descended, and you could see that inside it was a small silhouette, though it disappeared soon after.
Another goblin, I don’t even want to look at it.
Looking at the small silhouette, Kang Chul-In obviously thought it was another goblin and looked away, his interest dimmed.
Since he knew that it was a type of goblin, he didn’t have any hope or curiosity towards it. To him, the “random unit” menu was a sort of sore spot that he would never be able to forget. At least… until today.
“M-m-mr. Chul-In?” Lee Chae-Rin called Kang Chul-In with a trembling voice.
“What, is it a goblin sorcerer?”
Kang Chul-In asked with a calm voice. Goblin sorcerers were the most expensive and usable out of the goblins. Although, it was worth 3 gold compared to the 500 spent.
“N-no… It’s not a goblin....”
“Then, is it a gnoll?”
“No! It’s a boy. A boy came out!”
Thinking that something was odd, Kang Chul-In finally turned his head.
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