“Fuck, what the hell?! What’s wrong with this?! They were clearly hit!
This was very weird.
The bastards, who should have fallen down after being attacked by the artifact, were fine.
They wondered if Ju-Heon's group had used a defensive artifact or something, but they quickly realized that was not the case.
“No, the artifact stopped its attack before it hit them!”
“What?! How does that make any sense?!”
“Did the artifact suddenly go crazy?”
They tried to use the artifact again, but the artifact did not respond.
It was the same for the other artifacts as well.
It was no wonder they were getting flustered.
“What’s wrong with this thing?!”
“Did it break?”
The artifacts were not broken. However, the artifacts were screaming and protesting with the S-Grade artifact leading them.
You motherfucking human bastards, what the hell are you doing?!
That bastard is a candidate for our cultural heritage designated by a senior! A candidate for cultural heritage!
Trying to harm our cultural heritage is offending us, you bastard!
How dare a human try to challenge our authority! Are you mocking our seniors?!
We are not going to work, not going to work at all if you're going to act like this!
Forget protesting, they were ready to go on strike.
Ju-Heon was quietly chuckling while watching this.
His subordinates happened to be safe thanks to him as well, but these damn artifacts really seemed to have gone crazy.
That wasn't all.
They heard some of the other enemies start to scream.
“Huh? It’s not here! The artifacts that were in my bag are gone!”
"What did you say?!”
“They were just there thirty minutes ago!”
Even the artifacts that were in their bags seemed to have disappeared. But the artifacts that have disappeared were actually nearby.
O, over here! Hey owner bastard!
I'm sorry for r, running away from home! Please save us!
Why can’t you hear us?! Why can’t you hear us?!
They were inside the net that Ju-Heon was holding.
They had gone to watch Nero's fire show(?) as a group and ended up in trouble.
Anyway, even the great and mighty Ju-Heon could not help but laugh out loud at this point.
Even Ju-Heon who had handled artifacts quite a bit had never faced a situation like this before.
‘What a masterpiece, truly a masterpiece!’
Chairman Kwon and the others wondered if he had gone crazy, but Ju-Heon could not help but laugh as he was the only human who could hear the artifacts’ whispers.
He then heard something else which made him laugh out loud once again.
Chairman Kwon's subordinates started to shake in anger.
They were wondering if they were mistaken to feel as if they were being made fun of.
‘I'm certain. It was that bastard’s doing.’
They were certain based on how he was laughing on his own.
There was more.
‘This bastard is the one Pandora warned about for having the Talent for Plunder.’
He must have used an artifact to make their artifacts not work and also clear the first of the 7 Great Tombs that was impossible to breach.
‘We could deal with it as long as we know which artifact he is using.’
The captains shouted at that moment.
“Don't get close to him because it is dangerous! But try to find it!”
“He must be hiding an artifact that makes other artifacts not work! Just figure out what it is! We will report him to Pandora and get him on the wanted list!”
But Ju-Heon was still laughing.
“You idiots, I didn't do it with an artifact.’
That was why nothing they did would be useful.
Ju-Heon then started to shout.
“Hey Jaeha, how is it going?”
“Yes sir, almost done!”
Chairman Kwon and Yang Chen both urgently turned after hearing this unexpected discussion.
The voice had come from some palm trees in the distance. Yoo Jaeha was crouching over there as if he was having a bowel movement.
Chairman Kwon started to frown after seeing him there.
‘That bastard, I was wondering why he wasn’t here but he’s over there?’
It was at that moment.
Chairman Kwon who realized that Yoo Jaeha was drawing something started to frown some more.
He was certain.
‘That fountain pen!’
Chairman Kwon shouted to his subordinates.
“Stop him from drawing! Hurry up!”
“It's an escape-type artifact!”
His shocked subordinates tried to grab Yoo Jaeha, but Yoo Jaeha's running speed was amazing.
“Captain-nim! It's ready! Hurry, hurry!”
Ju-Heon's group ran over to where Yoo Jaeha was standing as soon as he said that.
But at that moment…
Ju-Heon who seemed to be heading toward Yoo Jaeha threw something to Chairman Kwon.
Chairman Kwon caught it out of reflex, but Ju-Heon's subordinates started to scream in shock.
"Why would you give that to that bastard?!”
Even Chairman Kwon who had caught the item looked at Ju-Heon in shock.
It could not be helped.
Ju-Heon had unexpectedly thrown Nero's artifact, the laurel wreath, to him.
This was the artifact that the news and newspapers were all talking about!
This was Nero’s artifact!
‘This is definitely the real thing.’
But why would Ju-Heon give this to him?
‘No, that’s not important right now.’
A shocked Chairman Kwon pointed toward Ju-Heon and started to grind his teeth.
“Seo Ju-Heon, you bastard, you really were the one who took it!”
Just thinking about how Monaco's princess had annoyed him because of this, why he ought to!
However, Ju-Heon who handed over Nero's artifact just nonchalantly waved and responded.
“I did everything as you asked, sir!”
“Our deal is completed now! Please don't change your tune later!”
Chairman Kwon was about to ask what bullshit Ju-Heon was talking about when he heard someone’s voice.
"What does he mean by a deal?!”
It was an extremely sharp scream that gave him the chills.
“I asked you what he meant by a deal!”
“P, princess Sophie!”
Chairman Kwon turned his head to see a beautiful woman glaring at him as if she was a ghost.
They were quite far apart but he could feel her anger from tens of meters away.
“Chairman Kwon, did you make a secret deal with Seo Ju-Heon from the beginning?”
A completely pale Chairman Kwon wanted to swear while looking into those eyes that looked as if lazer beams would shoot out of them.
‘Seo Ju-Heon, you son of a bitch. I was wondering why he threw me the artifact!’
“That's not……hey, Seo Ju-Heon! Hurry up and tell her the truth!”
The wrongly accused Chairman Kwon quickly turned his head and looked for Ju-Heon.
Ju-Heon was already long gone.
[There was an explosion on the beaches of Hawaii that seems to be the work of an artifact.]
[The perpetrator is still……]
“Ahahaha, that was the best, the best.”
Ju-Heon’s group that had escaped from Chairman Kwon’s vacation house area was in a Holten family vacation house.
Chairman Kwon and the others thought that Ju-Heon had escaped far away, but they were actually just in the next neighborhood.
“Haha, those bastards are probably looking for us in completely wrong places. It’s definitely darkest underneath the lamp.”
“Wow, but how did the Holtens happen to have a vacation house nearby?”
“It’s not weird since this is an area where a lot of wealthy people have vacation houses.”
The world was busy with news about the disaster in Hawaii or the rope of luck, but the biggest issue right now was this.
[Do you all remember the auction that was the talk of the entire world a while ago? There was an incident where Julius Caesar's artifact that the Monaco royal family had won the bidding for had disappeared after three days.]
[This artifact was found in TKBM's Chairman Kwon Tae Joon's vacation house area……]
[Chairman Kwon is said to be behind this incident……]
However, Ju-Heon just laughed while watching the news.
“Well, none of that is important right now.”
What was worse was that he just changed the channel as if he had nothing to do with it.
His subordinates just clicked their tongue.
It wasn’t that they felt bad for the enemies, but why did they keep thinking they were watching a movie or a drama where the villains were the ones who deserved the sympathy?
Was that the reason? Yoo Jaeha and Oh Seung Woo were looking at each other.
‘I'm never going to become the Captain-nim's enemy.’
‘Yeah. I’d rather just drink poison and die the moment I become his enemy.’
They then both shook in fear.
A moment later, Ju-Heon turned to the Korean news channel that had some breaking news.
The message was simple.
[Breaking news. A-Party Congressman Shin Han Soo who was visiting Eumseong county in Chungbuk province has gone missing, putting the nation in a state of shock. The total number of Congressmen who have gone missing are now……]
Ju-Heon's subordinates were shocked to hear that report.
“Huh? What’s going on now?!”
Even Irene and the Holten couple who had welcomed Ju-Heon here seemed to be shocked.
“Mr. Ju-Heon, isn't that happening in your home country?”
However, Ju-Heon didn't seem shocked at all.
“Why are you so shocked? It’s just because of a Tomb Appearance.”
“I already mentioned it was going to happen. I said that the second of the 7 Great Tombs was going to appear. It's about time for the precursor to happen.”
Ju-Heon nodded his head while looking at the date on his phone.
‘It appears right on time.’
But his subordinates who were shocked that the second tomb was coming out asked a question.
“Do you know which tomb it is as well?”
The men cheered in response.
“If it is lust, is it by any chance a woman-shaped artifact?”
“Please let it be a beauty, a beauty!”
Ju-Heon clicked his tongue at the men’s obvious thoughts but he didn't deny it.
“Well, it is an artifact, but it definitely is a woman beautiful enough to cause the downfall of a country.”
"Excuse me?! A total beau…… No, no, you know which artifact it is?”
“It’s better for you guys not to know.”
“Aw, come on……”
“Anyway, let’s just confirm something and then go back to Korea for the first time in a long while.”
“Excuse me? Confirm something?”
Ju-Heon tapped the earpiece in his ear instead of responding.
“I'm currently eavesdropping.”
“Ah, yes, of course. Eaves……huh?! Eavesdropping?! On Who?!”
“TKBM’s old fart. I got a good one from old man Edward and attached it to Nero's artifact. It better get me something good for how much it costs.”
Yoo Jaeha clicked his tongue as if he finally understood something.
“I was wondering why you weren’t retrieving Nero's artifact while giving it away like that!”
He knew that Ju-Heon had given Nero's artifact to Chairman Kwon to make him eat shit.
But based on his personality, it was weird that he had not retrieved the artifact by now.
But it was so that he could eavesdrop on him?
“But why all of a sudden……!”
Honestly speaking, there was something Ju-Heon had found iffy about this auction.
He had not said anything about it, but it had to do with Chairman Kwon.
‘That old fart who is greedy for artifacts didn't show up for the auction?’
There was definitely something weird.
Even if that old fart didn’t want to be messed with by him, there was no way he wouldn’t have sent a single person.
‘There's no reason for that old fart to not show up.’
This was especially the case because the bait was as desirable as Julius Caesar.
Ju-Heon, who had found this to be oddly peculiar, had thrown a trap at Chairman Kwon.
If he was wrongfully accused and had to deal with Sophie, he might confess to something.
Of course, 99% had to do with ulterior motives, but…
Ju-Heon was the type to check anything that felt iffy even if it seemed small enough to pass over.
‘Nero's artifact is perfect to eavesdrop with since they won't get rid of it.’
He then heard Chairman Kwon shout through the earpiece.
[I really have nothing to do with Seo Ju-Heon! Just hearing his name makes my blood boil now!]
Chairman Kwon still seemed to be claiming his innocence.
Ju-Heon clicked his tongue as if it had continued this way for three hours already.
‘Did he really give up on it because he didn't want me to mess with him?’
But as Ju-Heon was about to pass the earpiece to Oh Seung Woo to have him take note…
He heard something unexpected on the earpiece.
[Fine then, Chairman. Let me just ask you one more question.]
[Then why did you not show up for the auction?]
She had asked about what Ju-Heon wanted to know with perfect timing.
He was sure it wasn’t a coincidence. Chairman Kwon who is so interested in artifacts not being interested at all about an artifact from one of the 7 Great Tombs was quite odd.
[He even said it was Julius Caesar's artifact. Every country in the world wanted this artifact but a greedy person like you didn't even come. I would have thought you would have come to at least take a look out of curiosity.]
Chairman Kwon seemed anxious.
[What is it? I'll just take it as you planned this in advance with Seo Ju-Heon if you do not respond.]
Chairman Kwon immediately responded.
[Absolutely not. The reason I didn't go is simple. It was because I knew that the artifact he was offering was a fake.]
Ju-Heon started to frown.
Even Zhuge Kongming Julian needed to see it in person to know it was fake but what did this Chairman say?
‘Number 1 worked hard on it so even a search-type artifact wouldn't have been able to tell it apart.’
As expected, even Sophie was shocked.
[You can’t tell an artifact apart without seeing the real thing. So, how did you know it was a fake……!]
Chairman Kwon sternly responded.
[I can guarantee that this artifact is not Julius Caesar's artifact. I can guarantee that much. That is why I didn't go, since I knew he was trying to scam people. I believe I've said enough for you to understand what I mean.]
He sounded weirdly too certain.
‘It’s definitely not Julius Caesar's artifact?’
Others may be wondering how he could bullshit like this, but Ju-Heon thought for a moment before smiling wickedly as if he figured something out.
‘This old fart.’
Ju-Heon then started to chuckle.
‘Now I get it.’
He now knew the identity of this bastard’s artifact.Previous Chapter Next Chapter