Chapter 126: Slowly saw away


‘What? It’s a guaranteed jackpot gourd if he uses the Wealth ability?’

Yoo Jaeha gasped.

That was right. This person was saying they should scratch off their lottery tickets now. Furthermore, this was a lottery ticket with a 100% chance of winning!

Ju-Heon's smile was so wicked that Yoo Jaeha clicked his tongue.

“Isn't that a scam? It’s like discretely highering the chances of the roulette ball landing on a certain number at the casino……”
“Who cares? The only thing that matters is that we get good results.”

‘Aigoo, look at this Captain-nim!’

“You’re going to receive heavenly tribulation like this!”

Ju-Heon didn't seem to hear his subordinate as he just tightly grabbed Irene’s hand.

“Shall we cut open the gourd? It's a great chance to test out your ability.”

Although he was saying that, Ju-Heon's eyes were sparkling for a different reason.

‘100% chance of jackpot. 100% chance of jackpot.’

But Irene who had no way of knowing his black heart was about to die because her heart was beating wildly once Ju-Heon grabbed her hand.

She might have also remembered what happened last night as her face turned red and she didn’t know what to do.

‘No, no.’

Irene barely managed to calm herself down and placed her hand on the gourd.

And at that moment!

Boom!

A strong gust of wind burst out and Irene’s ability was activated through her hand! The green gourd started to glow gold!

Crack, crack!

Ju-Heon started to smile. Started to smile at this shocking phenomenon.

‘Good, first of the three gourds!’

The gourd soon cracked open. It looked as if it would bring forth a significant amount of wealth!

He was right.

Plop!

Pop!

Numerous gourds popped out of the first gourd as if they were popcorn kernels popping.
The messages that followed made Ju-Heon go crazy.

[The gourds have multiplied thanks to the power of the artifact of wealth!]
[Double, double, double, and double again!]
[Double and triple!]

Ju-Heon smiled while looking at the gourds that multiplied into the hundreds.

This was truly the artifact of wealth! Such a special effect came out while using it to crack open one of the three gourds!

The rest of the group started to go wild as if they realized this was serious.

“Jackpot! They multiplied! Are they all 100% guaranteed to be winners?!”
“Holy shit, this is a total scam!”

Ju-Heon was very happy. It was like this even though Irene’s Wealth ability was at a very low level right now.

‘She’s the best! My woman is the best!’

Maybe that was the reason, but Ju-Heon confidently picked up one of the multiplied gourds.

“Alright! We’ll start with this one!”

Ju-Heon channeled his Dominance and cracked the ground as soon as he said that.
And what came out of it was?!

[You've pulled a jackpot!]
[The aura of archangels can be felt!]
[It is an extremely holy aura!]

Holy angels with pure white wings appeared around them to prove that was true.

There were both male and female angels.

Ju-Heon was cheering internally while surrounded by the angels.

‘It's just as I expected!’

It was a jackpot.
The things that popped out of the gourds were different based on the grade. Ju-Heon had once heard in his past life that a person would receive a very precious gift if holy angels came out of them.

For example, they would give a high-grade artifact or one with a special ability!

The angels were holding a lot of good artifacts.

Ju-Heon smiled and started to shout.

“Alright! Hurry up and hand them over.”

However something happened at that moment.

[Do you think we will give it to you?!]

“What?”

‘What the hell are they talking about?’

The angels were glaring at Ju-Heon.

[Did you think this kind of scam would work?!]
[How dare you do something so despicable!]

‘These punks.’

Then some familiar faces popped out of the gourd.

[You terrible bastard!]
[You greedy bastard!]

They were the goblins who had appeared in front of Nolbu!

Another message popped up soon.

[You have opened the gourd using unjust means.]
[You have drawn a bad result.]
[You are being punished.]
[You are being chastised.]

They then started to shout.

[Die, you scammer!]

Both the angels and the goblins took out their weapons.

Yoo Jaeha and the roommate started to shake their legs in fear.

“I knew it would be like this! I knew you would get caught scamming!”
“Hey, they might kill us too for being accomplices. We need to hurry up and run…!”
"C, Captain-nim! I'm going to use the escape-type artifact!”

But as Yoo Jaeha was about to use the escape-type artifact…

“It’s fine. There’s no need.”
“Excuse me? Excuse me?”
“Put the escape-type artifact away.”
“Excuse me? That’s going to give you bad luck! Bad luck!”
“It’s not bad luck.”

‘W, what did he say?’

Ju-Heon smiled viciously and cracked his knuckles.
Crack, crack!

“It’s a jackpot if I take away all their stuff!”

‘That’s not what you call a jackpot!’

“Hand them over, you bastards!”

The artifacts that had tried to chastise Ju-Heon started to scream as soon as he said that.

Baaaaang!

[#&##&*!]
Aaaaaaah!

[#$##&!]
Aigoo!

He used the Code of Hammurabi on the lower-grade artifacts while Irene fended off the higher-grade artifacts with the artifact of destitution.

He had turned the tables and punished the artifacts trying to punish him.

[The angel artifacts are in pain.]
[The goblins are going crazy.]
[You have gained a never-before-seen amazing artifact.]
[A angel has coughed up a SS-Grade artifact!]
[A goblin has dropped an S-Grade artifact and ran away!]

‘Should have done this from the beginning.’

A satisfied Ju-Heon viciously shouted.

“Next!”
“Excuse me?”
"Take the next one out!”

They then cracked open another gourd.

And…

[You bastard! How dare you use such unjust methods……]

Baaaaaang!

[You have gained a B-Grade artifact.]
[You have gained a A-Grade artifact.]

“Next!”

[#$&#&$]
Such tricks will not wo…

Babababang!

“Neeeeeext!”

Babababang!

Babang!!

And that is how the 100%(?) jackpot… How the gourd opening happened all night.


[You've gained a great weapon-type artifact.]
[You've gained a great beauty-type artifact.]
[You've gained a great healing-type artifact.]
[You've gained a great resource-type artifact.]

“Huu, good. That was a satisfactory draw.”

Yoo Jaeha and the roommate were at a loss for words while looking at a satisfied Ju-Heon.

‘My goodness, even S-Grade artifacts popped out like popcorn?’

Ju-Heon just hugged his jackpot won artifacts with satisfaction.

The spoils(?) he gained were extremely good items.

“Just think about how much I could make if I sold these things.”

Ju-Heon chuckled.

He had even managed to get some defense-type artifacts which he had needed the most.

[The Youngest of the Three Little Pigs' Brick House]


[The Dragon Blood Siegfried used on his body]
[Heungseon Daewongun's National Isolation Policy]

Ju-Heon immediately used his new artifacts. They were very effective.
[You have activated a defense-type artifact.]
[They are starting their defense.]
[They are getting rid of the enemy’s surveillance.]
[They are starting to attack and destroy the artifacts trying to stick to you.]

Ju-Heon smiled with satisfaction while looking at those messages.

‘Okay, there shouldn't be any problems now. What else is the…’

But at that moment… Ju-Heon found an artifact he had never seen before.

“Huh?”

[Odin's Raven Muninn (Memories)’s Tear (? Grade - Consumable Artifact)] [1]

  • Remaining Uses: 10/10

Another one had popped out. Another mysterious artifact had popped out. But it seemed extremely important for some reason.

Ju-Heon tilted his head and picked up the artifact.

It looked almost like an artificial tear used while using lenses.

‘I'm certain. That crow bastard is responsible for this.’

These artifacts that he couldn't tell the grade were usually sent by the crow.

‘What the hell is it planning now?’

But it wasn't a bad thing.

Although the crow bastard was arrogant and a stalker, it hadn't done anything to harm him yet.

But at that moment…

The news started to report on some breaking news.

[We have some breaking news! One of the 7 Great Tombs that had appeared in Syria has been cleared!]

‘Huh?’

Their eyes all opened wide in shock.

[The tomb to be cleared this time was the tomb of < Envy > and this was the third of the 7 Great Tombs that Pandora revealed.]
[The person who cleared that tomb is…]

Irene was really shocked to hear that.

“Someone cleared one of the 7 Great Tombs?!”
"Who could it be?!”

Yoo Jaeha’s eyes were opened wide as he watched the news.

He wanted to know who would end up with the artifact if his wicked and artifact-crazy Captain-nim didn't take it.
As Irene and Yoo Jaeha were focused on the TV…

[Ah, here he comes.]
[This person is said to have cleared this tomb!]

Irene and Yoo Jaeha couldn’t help but scream.

It was a completely unexpected person!

“Old man Ed?!”
“How did Mr. Edward?!”

It was shocking. He had been whining about how scary it was to go into a tomb but ended up going into one of the 7 Great Tombs, especially without telling Ju-Heon about it?

The news was going wild about the appearance of a new excavator.

[Pandora has claimed that Mr. Edward is a great talent and is starting to publicize this event…]
[Another influential artifact user has now appeared…]

On the other hand, Yoo Jaeha seemed to be extremely shocked.

“O, old man Ed went into a tomb…”

He had thought Edward was a coward like him who couldn't go into a tomb, but he went into one of the 7 Great Tombs…

Edward looked toward the camera and agreed to do an interview at that moment.

[Ahem, can I start talking now?]
[Ah, yes sir.]
[Ah ah, Captain-nim. Are you watching this? I did a good job so how about you trade me for that fox you earned last time? Give me a bonus too!]
[……Excuse me?]

Yoo Jaeha and Irene were put at a loss for words.

‘What? Fox? Bonus?’

Ju-Heon was the only one laughing right now.

“I remember that old man was extremely envious at the fact that I got Daji's artifact.”

But Ju-Heon had no intentions of giving it away.

Why?

Nine-tailed foxes were said to eventually ascend to heaven and become heavenly foxes. In simple terms, it would become a Divine-Grade artifact.

So, why would he hand such a thing away?

Furthermore, nine-tailed foxes were foxes who dig up graves and eat corpses.

‘I remember what Anubis said.’

He had called it a thieving cat that smacked the Supreme Leader from behind and escaped.

Wasn't it possible that Daji dug up a tomb the artifacts had created and taken something from there?

‘I can’t let something like that go.’

But at that moment…

[One moment please! That’s the wrong person!]

Another reporter suddenly interjected into Edward’s interview.

[He is not the person who cleared this tomb!]
[Excuse me? Then this person…]
[Who is this? Who is this person?!]
[What the hell? Who are you?]
[Huh? Wasn’t this an interview about my lovely coin artifact collection?]
[Damn it, let’s go over there!]
[Damn it!]

Yoo Jaeha started to laugh after hearing that.

“Haha, I knew that wasn’t right. Captain-nim, you're purchasing coin artifacts from that old man, right? The D-Grade ones?”
“Yes.”
"I heard you accepted Princess Sophie's bid because of that D-Grade coin too. You spent over a hundred million won elsewhere for another one. Why the hell are you collecting those things?”
"What’s wrong? They’re pretty.”
“………”

‘Aigoo, they did say that the people you never want to argue with in the world are the collectors.’

“Huh? Wait a minute. Then who cleared that tomb?”

The people who then appeared on screen as if to respond to that question were even more shocking.

[Mr. Richard and Mr. Francisco were the ones to excavate this tomb.]
[Mr. Jean Richard and Mr. Francisco who have created the greatest excavation team this time used overwhelming artifact abilities to clear this tomb…]
[Pandora is calling Mr. Jean Richard someone with talent for < Restoration and Art > while Mr. Francisco is someone with the talent for < Panhandling > and call them both the new stars of tomb excavation.]
[The two of them have created an excavation team and completed an excavation at a scary speed.]
[Mr. Jean Richard, the genius artist and restorer created synergy with Mr. Francisco and used an infinite absorption strategy to excavate the tomb…]
[Jean Richard was involved in the recent corruption case but Pandora is claiming that this excavation was his personal doing and is showing goodwill…]
[There are now a total of 20 influential excavators in the world including Seo Ju-Heon…]

Of course, Yoo Jaeha was jumping up and down after seeing that news.

“Jean Richard?!”
“It’s that old fart?! Why is Chairman Kwon’s dog over there?!”

Yoo Jaeha received a shock that was incomparable to the shock from earlier when he saw Edward.

“Why did it……!”

Yoo Jaeha started to grind their teeth.

Irene’s emotions were just as easy to tell as well.
[The power of destitution is reacting.]
[The power of destitution is reacting.]

However, it was at that moment.

“Whatever, who cares if they take it?”
“Excuse me?”

Ju-Heon was very calm even after losing out on this artifact.

“There’s no need to grind your teeth so much. Just let them have it.”

Yoo Jaeha's eyes opened wide after hearing that.

‘What’s up with this artifactphile? He’s like this even when it's someone on Chairman Kwon's side?’

"Oh as for that skeleton-looking dude who supposedly has a talent for panhandling… I've seen him before. He was with that Yang Chen guy at the Tomb of Sloth last time. I don’t know why, but Captain-nim, didn’t you despise that Yang Chen guy? I've never seen you act like that before.”

Despise wasn’t strong enough of a word. This was the traitor bastard who had sold them off to Chairman Kwon and got them killed.

Francisco was one of Chairman Kwon’s people as well. He was pretty much the Monarch of the Sun, Yang Chen’s hands and feet and helped to get them stuck in that tomb.

Ju-Heon remembered he was called the < Monarch of Panhandling >.

‘Well, there’s no way that old fart would let someone go independent from his company.’

It was obvious he stuck one of his people to keep an eye on Jean Richard who went independent.

But Yoo Jaeha who definitely had no good feelings about Jean Richard started to shout.

“Captain-nim! That’s an artifact from one of the 7 Great Tombs…! Are you sure it’s okay…”

Ju-Heon started to sneer as he responded back.


1. The author uses crow here but Odin’s were ravens so I am putting it as raven

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