Chapter 95. Kang Chul-In vs Titan

Bang! Bang! 

The ground trembled from the force of Titan merely walking.

“Huhu…” 

From inside Titan, Franz laughed crazily.

If an Atlas was to be measured in “tens of tons”, then Titan was a giant that weighed over 100. Riding in this final weapon of his, Franz wanted to crush Kang Chul-In and see the faces of his subordinates after his death.

“Oh?”

Kang Chul-In looked at the trump card that Franz had prepared and nodded.

Though Franz’s Titan could not be compared to the Titans that had fought during Ragnarok, it was extremely impressive considering the fact that it had only been a year since the Great Summoning.

- Kang Chul-In, was it?

Franz’s voice echoed through the battlefield with the help of a large speaker inside his control seat.

- Kneel down now and beg for mercy.

He suggested that Kang Chul-In should surrender.

- If you do that, I’ll spare at least your life. Huhuhu...

Riding on Titan, Franz’s confidence skyrocketed. It was obvious that he thought of himself as the predator here and Kang Chul-In as the prey.

Kang Chul-In’s reaction to that was...

“Sigh…” 

“Oi, you dog.” 

Kang Chul-In looked at Franz who was sitting inside Titan, 20 meters away, and spoke.

“If you keep speaking nonsense, I will go and personally cripple the legs and arms of that trash robot. Okay?”

 It was as if Kang Chul-In was really talking to a dog that didn’t know its place.

- Nonsense?

Franz laughed as if he had heard something crazy.

- No matter how strong you are, do you really think that you’ll be able to stand back up after fighting against my Titan? In front of this ridiculously powerful Magic Weapon?

Franz’s words somewhat made sense. 

Would a person, even if that person was a powerful Lord, truly be able to stand up against Titan with his bare body?

Standing tall at 7 meters and weighing in at 115 tons, equipped with and powered by 3 Magic Crystals. There was no sane person that would fight against Titan and yet still be so confident and shameless.

- Seems like you need a beating.

- What’s the point of acting so powerful and posing so much? Is it to show off to that woman standing behind you? Or is it really because you believe in yourself? You… No matter how much I think about it… you’re crazy.

This was how Franz saw Kang Chul-In.

“Lucia.” 

Kang Chul-In called Lucia.

“Yes, milord.”

 “Just in case, standby behind me.” 

“Standby…? Don’t tell me…” 

Rather than responding to Lucia’s words, Kang Chul-In just jumped off the Altaica and started slowly heading towards Titan. 

“M-Milord!”

Lucia frantically called Kang Chul-In.

“Y-You’re going to fight against Titan alone?” 

“Exactly.”

Kang Chul-In didn’t turn around while answering.

“T-That can’t be! No matter how powerful my Lord may be, fighting against Titan alone is…” 

“Lucia.”

Kang Chul-In interrupted her words.

“I will win.” 

At these words, Lucia could not stop Kang Chul-In anymore or try to persuade him. The only thing she could do now was to believe in him.

“Come.” 

Kang Chul-In signaled at Franz to come, speaking arrogantly.

“I’ll destroy you.” 

- Destroy? Who, me? 

“Is your mouth the only thing that’s alive?” 

Saying this, Kang Chul-In’s eyes showed killing intent. It meant that he wouldn’t let Franz go anymore.

“If you don’t come, then I’ll go.” 

Shing! 

Kaiforce suddenly turned into the shape of a snake before wrapping around Kang Chul-In’s right hand. It was known as a Soft Sword, but it had even changed shape into a Gauntlet to fit Kang Chul-In’s hands. 

- I’ll crush you! 

Seeing Kang Chul-In’s confidence, Franz was annoyed. Once Kang Chul-In was in the attack range of Titan, he was the first one to attack.

Titan’s joints started moving at once.

With a “kachink”, the heavy and metallic arm of Titan started to swing down towards Kang Chul-In.

Franz didn’t expect this attack to succeed.

He wasn’t stupid.

Although Kang Chul-In was walking towards him like an idiot, he thought that Kang Chul-In would still dodge the first attack before trying to counterattack afterwards. Due to this, he slightly lowered and tilted Titan’s back in preparation to launch a 2nd attack immediately. He had tried to look a step forward.

But Kang Chul-In’s reaction to the attack was something that Franz hadn’t anticipated at all…

BANG!

With an extremely large explosion…

A shockwave spread to the surroundings of where the collision happened.

CRASH! 

Titan fell to the ground, landing on its butt.

“W-Wh...M-Milord…” 

Lucia was so startled that she couldn’t speak properly.

What she saw right now was so unbelievable that even after witnessing it with her own two eyes, she could still not process it.

Kang Chul-In and Titan.

The fists of a human that was 183cm tall and the fist of a 7-meter-tall Metal Giant collided. Yet, the one that had lost the exchange was not Kang Chul-In but Titan.

It wasn’t even Titan being slightly pushed back.

Titan, which had clashed fists with Kang Chul-In, fell before rolling 4 or 5 times backwards on the frozen ground.

And that wasn’t all.

The right fist of Titan that had clashed with Kang Chul-In had been completely distorted in shape, and it seemed like it lost its capability to function.

The two miniature Magic Cannons loaded on Titan’s shoulders were also broken due to the shock taken from rolling backwards.

The right arm and two Magic Cannons.

Titan had already lost over 30% of its entire strength in one collision.

“Huu…” 

Yet, Kang Chul-In, who had just done that, started stretching as if what he had just done didn’t even qualify as a warm-up. What seemed impossible for others to do became something easy in the hands of Kang Chul-In.

Pzzt, Pzzzt! 

Sparks formed around Kang Chul-In, making him look stronger than he had ever been before.

“Milord…”

Lucia really couldn’t understand this man standing in front of her and how strong he actually was. Was this man actually a reincarnation of an undefeated war god?

Kang Chul-In, who had activated the second phase of Overdrive, was incredibly powerful.

If phase 1 Overdrive gave a 40% increase in overall strength, phase 2 would give a 60% increase in strength. At this point, it wasn’t enough to merely say that someone had gotten stronger. It was a strength that was on another level.

“I’ll finish this quickly.”

Saying this, Kang Chul-In shortened the distance between him and Titan at a speed that couldn’t be properly seen.

Thinking of the aftereffects that would come after activating the second phase of Overdrive, it made sense that he would have to wrap up the fight as quickly as possible. After all, this special move of his was a double-edged sword, and it would end up hurting him more if used incorrectly.

BANG! 

Kang Chul-In’s right fist, which had the Kaiforce Gauntlet wrapped around it, smashed into the abdomen of Titan.

Crash!

The tough steel that protected Titan’s midsection was pushed back 30cm, making it look like there was a giant hole in the middle. If someone saw this, they might misunderstand that Titan was made out of Aluminium and not steel.

This was the difference in hardness.

Although it was unknown what sort of metal that Kaiforce was made of, the durability of it was unchanging, which meant that it was infinite. It was impossible for an ordinary metal to stand up to it. 

“Well then, let’s see how you look.” 

Kang Chul-In smiled evilly, and…

BANG! 

BANG! BANG! BANG! 

Smashing and raining his fists down like crazy, Kang Chul-In crushed the metal that protected Titan into nothingness.

Franz, who was hidden behind 60cm of pure steel, shouted in panic as Kang Chul-In started walking closer.

What kind of fist was able to break through 60cm of steel so easily? To Franz, it seemed like Kang Chul-In’s fist would be able to tear down even the entirety of his territory.

“B-Booster!”

Franz hurriedly tried to turn on the booster and show Kang Chul-In the true power that Titan had. It was only a minute since the battle had started, and the real start of the fight would begin now.

However…

Franz’s hopes were soon dashed.

Cr-Crack! 

As the heavy steel plating started to get pummeled by the raw force of Kang Chul-In’s fists, the big plate that covered the front section of Titan was ripped away before the booster was even pressed. The first thing he saw after Titan was ripped apart was…

“Did you really think you’d be safe if you hid inside here?” 

Devil, no. It was Kang Chul-In’s face that seemed like the devil’s to him. 

‘Q-Quick!’

Franz didn’t give up and tried to use the Soul Core to control Titan, but…

Kuk! 

His neck was grabbed by Kang Chul-In and was being clamped down.

Since Franz was running out of breath so quickly, he could not control his own body, much less control Titan or activate the booster.

“Kukkk...Kukkk!!”

While his neck was still grabbed, Franz’s body was dragged out of the control seat by Kang Chul-In. 

“You.”

Kang Chul-In spoke to Franz, now grabbing onto his hair.

“Y...Y-Yes?” 

“You remember what I said before, right?” 

Of course he remembered.

I’ll make you like this.

Franz still couldn’t forget the scene in which Kang Chul-In had broken the boulder in front of him with his bare fists. It still gave him chills when he thought about that.

“P-Please… Just once…”

Franz begged for his life.

“I-If you just save me once…”

“If you decided to fight me, you should have been prepared for your skull to be crushed. Am I wrong?”

Kang Chul-In spoke fiercely.

Krrr…

The Altaica circled around Franz while occasionally roaring, creating a terrifying atmosphere. It was like Franz was a caged beast, waiting to be devoured at any moment.

“Kuhuk… Sob…”

Finally, tears started to pour out of Franz’s eyes.

To Franz, who knew how to make and control Golems and knew nothing about fighting, the best he could do was stay quiet and cry.

“Trash.”

Kang Chul-In stared at Franz in disgust.

It made him extremely angry that a coward like this spoke to him about “being a real man”.

To Kang Chul-In, it would have been better if Franz had said “just kill me, you son of a b*tch!” and showed his determination. Of course… the end result of death wouldn’t change.

“Please, if I have a wish…” 

Kang Chul-In spoke as if he was tired.

“It’s that I don’t want to see any more trash like you.”

It meant that Kang Chul-In didn’t want to see any more people that were cowardly and had to cry and beg in the face of death.

“Please… spare at least my life…” 

Franz begged.

But… the action of him begging was actually what hastened his death.

POW! 

Franz’s skull exploded like a watermelon.

“I…” 

Kang Chul-In spoke, turning around.

“Always keep my word.” 

He had kept his word that he would really make Franz like the boulder he had shattered.

Because Kang Chul-In was a “real man” who did what he said he would.

 

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2 days later.

Kang Chul-In could only truly take in how much they had gained once he read the report written by Lucia. The contents were as follows:

  • Mecha Dome territory (fortress) / 300 citizens living inside
  • 342 Gold
  • 6 Atlases (Exterior damaged, out of battery, 20% damage for inside, 1 completely destroyed)
  • Titan (Exterior 35% damaged)
  • 10 Magic Technicians
  • 50 Magic Engineers
  • +1 Level
  • +75P (Lord Points)

 

What made Kang Chul-In the most excited was gaining the 10 Magic Technicians and 50 Magic engineers. 

Besides that, the Mecha Dome territory was a circular shaped building and was the best territory from which to defend and watch over the Eastern Plains as a fortress and a watchtower.

Due to this, Kang Chul-In became the Lord who had taken over 80% of the territory in the Eastern Plains and could gain massive harvests from each territory he had conquered.

With this, I’ll finally be able to move.

Riding on the back of the Altaica and returning to the Laputa territory, Kang Chul-In decided inwardly that he would move back to the old Valhalla territory that he resided in previously.

The conquest to conquer the entirety of Pangaea would begin from then onwards.

Hecate, who had kept her integrity to the end, and the traitor, the Necromancer Aleister, who had betrayed him. Finally, Kang Chul-In. He would go back to where the heart of the old Ishtar alliance. 

It was at that moment.

Dding! 

Suddenly, Kang Chul-In’s Status Window opened, and an announcement could be seen there. 

[Notification!] The Lord Rankings will be announced! (All Lords)

 

Finally, the Lord Rankings that were based on the Lord Points would be presented!

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