Chapter 144: Really messed with the wrong person (4)


‘Wait, die by diarrhea?!’

“Is it really a diarrhea artifact?”
“Yes. You can die from exhaustion from severe diarrhea.”
“Ahhh!”

They didn't want to die from diarrhea in a tomb that didn't even have a restroom!

They urgently covered their mouths and warily looked toward Ju-Heon.

“Diarrhea, what kind of bastard artifact is this?!”
“Mm, Cholera?”

‘What? Cholera?’

They were shocked.

Cholera was that disease that could be fatal due to dehydration from vomiting and severe diarrhea!

“No wonder the inside of the tomb was so dirty!”
“Then is it the Cholera artifact?”
“Mm, at least this bastard is Cholera.”
“At least this bastard?”
"There’s more than one in here. There’s about three more artifacts hiding here.”
“T, three more?”
“Yeah.”

Some messages popped up to prove that was the case.

[The violent diarrhea artifact is rampaging around.]
[The terrible blister artifact is dancing around.]
[The fatal artifact that will rip your ass is requesting a cushion.]
[The fatal fever artifact is looking for a prospective spouse.]

Lee Seol-A cautiously looked around after hearing Ju-Heon's comment.
It was because she didn't know where or when an artifact might jump out.

‘Four of them…… Is it the god of a plague or a plague doctor wearing a crow mask?’ [1]

It was most likely the artifact of a bastard who created a disease or a drug.

Based on the scale of this tomb, it could be something at the level of the Black Plague.

Lee Seol-A gulped.

The disease-related tombs in the past were all very destructive.

Communicable diseases were still big issues in the modern world and they were portrayed as disasters from God or the devil throughout history.
Disease-type artifacts born from such stories truly were scary and destructive.

Lee Seol-A, who was thinking very hard, looked toward Julian.

“Mr. Miller, can you tell the identity of the artifact?”

He should be able to know. Julian was able to see the artifacts’ auras that were not normally visible because of Zhuge Kongming's artifact.

He could use the shape of the aura to tell the time period the artifact originated from as well as what attributes it may have.

For example, he would see the artifact’s true aura while looking at doggie Anubis.

He would see the shape of the Egyptian god Anubis that most people knew about.

But Julian's response was surprising.

“Someone seems to be hindering me. The shape of the aura keeps changing. I never had anything like this happen before.”

Lee Seol-A became anxious. There should be no artifacts that the Vice Captain could not determine.

And at that moment…

“Seo Ju-Heon!”
“!”

They heard the voice of the Monarch of Gossip from a distance. They couldn't see him.

The voice was just coming from around the ceiling of the entrance.

“You haven't forgotten our promise, right?!”

He was telling Ju-Heon to hurry up and get rid of Julian and bring the artifact over.

“Julian Miller is not someone who will mesh well with you! I'll help you take care of him! Let’s share the artifact in this tomb!”
“Captain-nim, aren’t you actually aligned with that guy right now?”

Yoo Jaeha looked toward Ju-Heon, but Ju-Heon just had a twisted smile on his face.

‘Aligned, my ass.’

It was understandable.

[The current tomb is under the influence of the Supreme Leader.]
[The boss is wary of you.]
[The Monarch of Gossip's instigating aura can be felt in the tomb. The gazes of the public that are full of malice are being pointed toward you.]

Why could he feel both the Supreme Leader and the Monarch of Gossip’s powers at the same time in this tomb?

Ju-Heon seemed to have become intrigued as he walked toward the moving slime.

“C, captain-nim?”

Ju-Heon then started to choke the slime.

"Did the Supreme Leader bastard tell you to kill us here? Or maybe it was the Monarch of Gossip?”

[#$*&#&!]
I, I don’t know. The Supreme Leader-nim just told me not to harm the instigator artifact user, but I don’t know!

It continued to flop around like a fish as it had a guilty conscience. But it felt terrible for Ju-Heon because it looked like a pile of shit.

Maybe that was the reason.

[#$&^#&!]
Seo Ju-Heon, if you don’t want to suffer from diarrhea until you kick the buck……ahhh!

Bang!

Ju-Heon exploded the artifact without any blood or tears.

The destruction of an artifact. It made it look as if shit had exploded everywhere, but it didn't matter. Ju-Heon whispered to the others as if he learned something interesting.

“It looks like the Monarch of Gossip is working together with China. That’s what the artifact bastard spilled.”
“What?!”

Julian could not believe it.

‘What the hell is he talking about, how can an artifact talk…?!’

“He lured me in by saying he wanted to excavate the tomb with me, but he probably wanted to take care of both of us in this tomb.”
“Ho…!”

Julian couldn't tell the identity of the opponent because the Supreme Leader was getting in his way.

Ju-Heon’s hypothesis was correct.

The Monarch of Gossip, who was by the entrance, was smiling.

‘That woman in China said she would give me Hitler's artifact if I succeed.’

He then started to smile. The Monarch of Gossip with Goebbels’s artifact was looking for Hitler’s artifact to create their own tyrannical faction.

But no matter how much money he paid the Monarch of Fate or used different means to search for it, he could not find Hitler’s artifact. Then Julian, who had realized his plan, came and got in his way!

But then, China’s Zhen Cai Yuan…

The future Monarch of Gluttony had contacted the Monarch of Gossip. She was originally working with Jean Richard but had looked elsewhere after he had been buried.
And…

‘Just find a decent tomb. Then I will use my powers to make sure that they are no longer an issue.’

Zhen Cai Yuan used the Supreme Leader artifact. All it had to do was give an order to the boss artifacts of the tomb. Well, the original plan was for him to go into the boss room with Ju-Heon, but…

‘There’s no need to put my life on the line for a disease-type tomb.’

The Monarch of Gossip smiled as he motioned to his subordinates.

"Block them! Spread out the artifacts and protect the tomb!"

Ju-Heon had said that he could destroy the tomb to escape. In that case, he just had to create walls that Ju-Heon could not break.

‘The plague artifact should be able to take care of the rest.’

Both Hitler’s artifact and the plague artifact in here would become his once they were killed.

Ju-Heon soon heard the Monarch of Gossip escaping before he smiled and gave orders to his subordinates.

“All of you will split up and look for the other diseases. There's something I need to do first.”

Was he telling them to find the disease-type artifacts? Yoo Jaeha pointed toward the shit(?) splattered on the wall just in case.

“……Umm, what about those things?”
“Gather them.”
“……Umm, then… restoring……?”

Yoo Jaeha started to cry after seeing Ju-Heon’s ‘do you even need to ask’ gaze.

First was the penis and now it was shit?!


“Ah, my body is dirty now. This is the end. This is the end.”

Yoo Jaeha who was gathering the blasted slime… no, the diarrhea, was grumbling. He never expected that he would ever have to gather poop like this in his life.

“I won’t even be able to get married anymore. I got to cover a wall with shit before I got married.”

‘All because of this shit that I don’t even know where it came from!’

Ju-Heon, who had just returned from somewhere, warned him at that moment.

“Hey number 1. You’ll get diarrhea if you breathe it in too much. Dying from diarrhea is too shitty of a death.”

‘Then don’t tell me to gather it!’

But Ju-Heon didn't care whether his subordinate was crying as he looked around.

‘Where are the other bastards……’

It was at that moment.

"Captain-nim, I found them!”

Seol-A urgently threw some things toward him. They were the special artifacts inside this tomb!

[Dr. John Snow’s Communicable Diseases Epidemic Tracking Map - (S-Grade:Legendary Hero Grade - Consumable Artifact)]
[Hippocrates’ Miasma (Foul odor, poison gas) Legend - (S-Grade:Legendary Hero Grade - Consumable Artifact)]

There were two artifacts.

One was an artifact of John Snow, the English Doctor who was known as the father of modern epidemiology. He was the one to realize that cholera, the disease that had destroyed London's public health, was being transmitted by the handle of a water pump.

This was a map-type artifact based on that story, allowing it to track the paths of communicable diseases, tomb syndrome, and more.

The legend of Miasma came from ancient Greece to modern times. It was the legend that communicable diseases were not caused by pathogenic microorganisms but by foul odor from human waste and corpses, gases, and other poisonous scents. Basically, it was an artifact that caused miasma.

‘These are all artifacts that the Monarch of Healing had in the past.’

Ju-Heon praised her for finding these difficult to find artifacts before looking around.

“There should be a reagent artifact nearby as well.”
"A reagent?”
“Yes, I need to have that one as well to……”

It was at that moment.

"Are you looking for these?”

Julian was shaking something in his hand. He was holding up a backpack.

“!”

He was certain.

[#&#!]
Bad! Let go of me! You damn bean pole!

[#8$#&8!]
Who the fuck is this?! Let go of me!

These were the rest of Namtar, the god of diseases, that Ju-Heon had tried to find.

[The Epic of Gilgamesh, the germ reagents bag thrown away by Namtar, the god of diseases - Fever (A-Grade:Treasure-Grade - Consumable Artifact)]

There were bottles filled with suspicious liquids inside. Ju-Heon awkwardly smiled after looking at them.

‘That bastard already managed to find it? In some aspects, that is the most important one right now.’

That was the medium to clear this tomb.

He truly had to accept that Julian was talented. But there was a bit of an issue.

“Seo Ju-Heon. I'm sorry but I can't give you these artifacts.”

‘Just as I expected.’

Julian reached his hand out toward Yoo Jaeha as well.

“Sell the artifact you are gathering to me as well.”

Yoo Jaeha gasped.

“He’s a scatologiphile?! He's like Mozart?” [2]

Julian started to get a headache.

‘I'm not a scatologiphile!’

“I'm saying that I can't give these disease-type artifacts to you guys!”
“Huh? Why?!’

Yoo Jaeha argued back, but Julian was serious.

“These disease-type artifacts are bundles of disasters. I absolutely cannot let you leave with them. Hand over the miasma artifact as well.”
"What? Hey you! That was found by one of our team members, so why?!”

Why else?

It was obvious. Julian didn’t know how the greedy artifact users would use these disease-type artifacts.

Dynamite was used for mining, but it was realistically used more for war.

“I'm sure you will use these to make a profit.”

Ju-Heon’s potential actions were obvious based on what he had done so far.

He was someone who could nonchalantly scam people. He would spread the diseases and then sell the cure to make a lot of money.

He could also sell the virus as a weapon to a country.

Ju-Heon countered back after hearing that theory.

"What about you? What are you going to do with them?”
“What else? I'm going to use them in disease-filled areas.”
“Oh? You're going to become the god of diseases or something?”

Ju-Heon was mocking him, but Julian just scoffed.

"What are you talking about? Poison can be used as medicine as well.”
“Is that so?”
“Yes. These artifact bottles are the artifacts of the god of diseases. While they can be used to spread diseases, they can also be used to gather diseases and store them! It’ll allow me to be the Pied Piper of diseases and remove them from people's bodies!”

He truly knew a lot about the artifact's uses.

Ju-Heon knew that it would be difficult as he had originally expected.

Julian soon reached his hand out toward Yoo Jaeha as if to prove that was true.

“Okay. Hurry up and hand that over to me. I have no problem purchasing it from you either.”
“…He really is a shit lover.”
“………….”

‘Why I ought to.’

It was at that moment.

“!”

Julian had the disease-type artifacts in his hands stolen away.

Seol-A had used Gildal to swipe them. Julian, who had only been wary of Ju-Heon, realized his error.

However, Julian started to speak calmly as he did not want to use his thunderbolt to get the artifacts back.

“Hand them back to me.”
“I don’t think I can do that right now, sir.”

Julian was not her long-time team member right now. Julian looked toward Ju-Heon as if he was tired after seeing Seol-A's reaction.

“Seo Ju-Heon. I can use it for good.”

Ju-Heon responded back.

“Julian Miller, stop being arrogant.”
“……What?”
“A gun that you carry for self-defense can be used for murder if it is taken away by a criminal. Just like what happened right now.”
“……”

He wasn’t wrong. It had happened because Julian had let his guard down, but Julian could not say anything.

Ju-Heon confirmed this was the case before continuing to speak.

“Miller. Don’t get the wrong idea. I had no intentions of selling those things. I planned on destroying all of them.”

Julian was shocked after hearing that while Julian scrunched his eyes.

“Tens of thousands of people will just die again because of these things.”
“……”

‘Again?’

Ju-Heon viciously smiled.

They truly were those kinds of artifacts. They had the freedom to gather, spread, or get rid of diseases. These were artifacts that could control diseases.

But Ju-Heon knew how they were used.

‘The monopolizers used these things to kill people.’

“There’s no need for artifacts that have potential to cause harm.”

He then continued to speak.

“Some merchants will try to use these artifacts as you mentioned. Whether we want it to happen or not, there is a high probability that they will be used for evil if any of them manage to get out of here. In that case, it's better that neither of us take it out.”

Julian suspiciously looked toward Ju-Heon after hearing that. Ju-Heon did not look as if he was lying. That was why he was confused.

‘Have I been having the wrong idea about Seo Ju-Heon this whole time?’

Maybe that was the reason. Julian thought for a long time before smiling slightly.

“……It seems like I may have had the wrong idea about you.”

This seemed to be the first time he ever smiled in front of Ju-Heon.

“I'm sorry for all the misunderstanding. I never expected you to be someone who did not think about using artifacts for profit…”

Julian was thinking that Ju-Heon was not as evil as he had thought. In fact, he was thinking that it would be okay to trust Ju-Heon for now if this was the case.

“Then let me destroy these artifacts right now.”

Yoo Jaeha started to laugh after hearing that.

Maybe he was happy that he didn't need to restore shit in the future.

However…

“No, this tomb is a disease-type tomb. The pathogens may be released out of the tomb if we just destroy them.”
“Then…!”
“Hand those germ reagents to me for now. I have a way.”
“……!”

Julian hesitated for a moment before handing the reagents over.

‘What is he planning to do with the reagents?’

As soon as he handed them over…

“!”

Ju-Heon opened the bottles and drank the reagents.

“H, hold on! Captain-nim! No!”
“Ack! Captain-nim!”

[Warning. A variant virus is entering your body.]
[Warning. A mold is entering your body.]
[Danger. A brain-eating parasite is entering your body.]
[A systemic infection, tumor, and bleeding are starting.]
[You are in danger of Hemorrhagic shock and Pulmonary fibrosis.]

Ju-Heon clenched his chest as the burning sensation moved from his neck to his organs.

The others looked pale as they walked over to Ju-Heon.

“Wait, are you crazy? You're going to die! Hold on! Let me get a healing artifact…!”

Ju-Heon pushed Julian, as if telling him to get lost. There was a sudden flash of light.

[Your Tolerance is increasing at a scary pace.]
[Your Tolerance is increasing at a scary pace.]
[Your Tolerance is increasing at a scary pace.]
[Your Tolerance is increasing at a scary pace.]
[Your Tolerance is increasing at a scary pace.]
[You have satisfied a special condition by drinking all of the germ reagents.]
[A special artifact that only comes out when the special condition is met is starting to appear.]
[Namtar, the god of diseases, (SS-Grade/Possession-type Artifact) is appearing.]

Ju-Heon started to smile in response. This was it. His talks about clearing the tomb was bullshit. Ju-Heon's true goal was to summon this bastard to clear the tomb.

He would have to be crazy to destroy those artifacts since doing so would mean that he would never be able to get this bastard.

This was something that Julian could not figure out with Zhuge Kongming's artifact. The fact that Ju-Heon could read Toombglyph gave him benefits like this.

And…

[You have fulfilled the conditions to contract Namtar, the god of diseases, after having numerous pathogens in your body.]
[You have successfully contracted the artifact.]

Ju-Heon's eyes flashed as he used the power of the tomb owner, the god of diseases artifact.

Something scary happened at that moment.

Kugugung!

[The scary aura of Cholera is flying away.]
[The aura of the acute form of Cholera that has a high chance of causing death is flying away.]
[The disease with a 90% fatality rate is flying away.]

Ju-Heon sent the diseases flying to the Monarch of Gossip who had been barricading the tomb. The eyes of the Monarch of Gossip, who had been waiting at the entrance for Seo Ju-Heon and Julian to die, opened wide.

It was because he heard some weird noises.

“Hold on, what is this noise…ahhhh!”

The Monarch of Gossip was soon attacked by shit water that was full of all sorts of pathogens. He was about to go crazy after being infected by multiple diseases almost instantly.

The fact that he was vomiting blood was an added bonus.

“Damn it, a healing artifact! A healing artifact!”

That was followed by a flash of light.

Boom!

Ju-Heon and Julian had destroyed the artifacts while at the central region of the tomb.


The artifacts screamed and were destroyed by the immense Dominance of these two Monarch-Grade users.

Baaaaang!

The tomb that had lost its powers was forcibly cleared while there was quite the reaction from the world. As a result…

"The tomb was destroyed! It was not a normal clearing!”
"What?”

The administrators became anxious as they announced, “Wade Haarmann, the person who reported the excavation, was not the one who cleared it!”
“Then who was it?!”
“I'm not sure! This person did not report their excavation!”

Pandora was going crazy.

The ground started to shake and caused a storm. The tomb was ruthlessly destroyed after being forcibly cleared.

Of course, the people inside were fine.

Flash!

Ju-Heon had used his Tomb Restoration skill to create a path for them.

They went their separate ways after arriving at a town tens of kilometers away.

“It doesn’t seem to have been one of the 7 Great Tombs and I didn't get anything out of it, but at least I feel good.”

Julian said goodbye to Ju-Heon with a refreshed expression.

"Call me if something comes up. I’ll come help you.”
“Yeah.”
“You ended up destroying and leaving Namtar’s artifact along with the other disease-type artifacts in there. Is that really okay? That must have been why you went into the tomb.”
“Well, we can’t let even one of the disease-type artifacts go into the world.”

Both of them laughed. It was a happy goodbye.

‘I don’t know for sure, but it feels as if I got a good ally.’

Julian smiled with satisfaction. He was thinking that it would be okay if Zhuge Kongming's risk activated if Ju-Heon was around.

But a few days later… Julian foamed at the mouth after seeing a picture that appeared on the internet!

[Title: Selling an artifact I excavated in the Middle East.]

ID: Seo Ju-Heon

Content: Selling the < fever artifact >. Has been destroyed once but fully restored! Selling it at the reduced price starting at $5,000,000!

‘Can’t let any of them go out into the world my ass!’

Julian started to shake after seeing the post that appeared on the artifact community.

“Seo Ju-Heon! When the hell did he grab that?!”

‘I'm the idiot for trusting that bastard!’

On the other hand, in the Las Vegas Midas auction house where the auction was underway…

Jaeha was grumbling in the intense heat of Las Vegas. He ended up restoring all of those destroyed artifacts in the end. Even the shit artifact.

“I knew this man would scam people again. I should have realized it the moment he said let’s go back to get the pieces after saying goodbye to Miller.”
“I would have to be crazy to leave the pieces back there. What if someone ends up restoring them?”

Yoo Jaeha scoffed in response.

‘Oh yes, you care about that soooooo much.’

He was the only person in the world right now who could restore a completely destroyed artifact, wasn't he?

"Anyway, I thought you weren’t going to release the disease-type artifacts to the world. You said they could be used for evil if they are stolen.”
“Is there a problem? It’s fine as long as I don’t get them stolen.”

‘Well, that is true, but…’

“Then why are you selling the disease-type artifact right now?! Didn’t you say many people died because of these artifacts?! Were all of those lies?!”
“No. I didn’t lie?”
“Excuse me?”
“They really did die. From joy.”
“Huh? Then they didn't die? I thought you said it was a disease-type artifact as well……”

‘Why would they die? That’s an aphrodisiac.’


1. Plague doctors wore a mask with a bird-like beak to protect them from being infected by deadly diseases such as the Black Death, which they believed was airborne.

2. A scatologiphile is a person with an interest in or preoccupation with excrement and excretion. A Korean TV show reported about how Mozart had a documented history of being a scatologiphile, hence the Mozart reference.

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miraclerifle's Thoughts

Welp, I wouldn't want to die by explosive diarrhea...