Chapter 217: The person aiming for the crown (4)


“Kyaaaaaa! Tao oppa!”

Loud screams were echoing through the concert hall.

This was Wembley Stadium, the Field of Dreams, one of the largest stadiums in the world.

This place, England’s mecca of football and a stadium where many famous musicians have played, was currently full of screams for the Monarch of Popularity.

“Oppaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Take me!”
“Kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!”

Tao was laughing out loud while listening to their screams from behind the stage.

‘The stadium is full.’

The concert had indeed sold out.

He lived up to his title as the Monarch of Popularity and managed to easily sell out the 90,000 tickets for this venue, and now he just needed to slowly prepare to drag Ju-Heon down.

He would start right here.

How?

‘I'm going to hypnotize everybody who is here.’

He would make them all have negative feelings about Seo Ju-Heon.

But they wouldn’t just simply bother Ju-Heon as that would not be enough.

They would be black consumers, use hidden cameras, boycott, commit harmful terrorist acts, and even commit murder.

He would make them do all sorts of terrible deeds to Ju-Heon.

‘Even Seo Ju-Heon cannot attack regular civilians.’

Beside that, how could he handle 90,000 people?

As Tao was about to activate the hypnosis artifact and get on the stage…

“Mr. Tao!”

A staff member who was close to Tao came urgently looking for him.

He looked like a regular staff member, but he was actually part of Tao's entourage and knew a lot about artifacts.

Tao started to frown after seeing that his expression looked quite serious.

“What is it, what’s wrong?”
“Actually, I heard some information that some members of the royal family have shown up at the concert hall…….!”
“Really? So what? That’s good.”
“No… please wait a moment! Stop the stage device!”
“?”

The audience started to wonder what was going on as the music had started but Tao had not come out.

"What the hell, bring out our oppa!”

Tao became angry after hearing their shouts as well.

“What the hell’s wrong with you?! The performance has started! Don’t you know that focus is extremely important for my artifact?!”
“Like I said, some members of the royal family might be here!”
“What about it?!”
“What do you mean, 'what about it?!’?! It’s weird that seven members of the royal family would show up to your performance!”

Tao almost threw the microphone in his hand.

“Why is that weird, you son of a bitch?! Is there a law that the princess can't come to my performance? Do you want to get fired?!”
“No, that’s not it!”

The staff member shouted in frustration.

“Some of the princesses who have shown up are said to be Seo Ju-Heon's fans! You never know! The information might have been leaked!”
“!”
“Our CEO has suggested that we don’t go through with the plan to take down Seo Ju-Heon, just in case that was the case. We might end up getting investigated by Pandora.”

Tao became extremely angry.

“Are you crazy? When do you think I’ll be able to have a concert like this ever again?! Do you think it is easy to gather 90,000 people?! This is our chance of a lifetime!”

Most importantly, this was a chance for him to use Kwon Joo Hee to upgrade his artifact.

That was why Tao, who didn't want to miss this opportunity, vehemently opposed this suggestion.

“I'm just having a concert that was planned in advance and only added the thing about Seo Ju-Heon this morning. How the hell would the information have leaked?!”
“You never know! Some of the princesses were candidates for Monarchs! We should be wary of them!”
“Are you stupid? They were candidates but they didn't actually become Monarchs. Pandora just put them on the candidates list to look good to their member countries!”
“……!”
“Look at you shaking in fear because some bitches from the royal family who couldn't even become Monarchs are here. We will proceed as planned!”
“Mr. Tao!”
“Get lost! But are they really here? Are you sure?”
“N, no, that……”
“Get lost if you aren’t even sure of it! Why can't you just think that the princesses decided to cast Seo Ju-Heon aside and come cheer for Tao?!”
“Hol……!”
“The fans are stupid idiots who will follow me like sheeps if I just flirt with them a little. There’s no need to worry about the princesses even if they have artifacts. Their heads are just as empty.”

The staff member clicked his tongue.

“Whatever, I'm sure it'll be okay. The guards would have already caused a scene if the royal family was here.”

The audience started to cheer once Tao appeared on stage.

“Kyaaaaaa! Oppaaaaaaaaaaaaa!”

Tao started to smile in response.

“We are starting the plan. Who cares if the royal family is here?”

As a result…

“I have something special to tell all of you cuties here today! Will you hear me out?!”
“Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!”

Tao activated the artifact. Chairman Kwon's youngest daughter started to smile while sitting in the VIP section.

“It’s time to use the amplification artifact.’

That would make it possible to thoroughly brainwash all of these people.

She activated the amplification artifact. Tao confirmed that she had activated the artifact before he started to speak to brainwash the audience.

“To be honest with you, I almost died in a car accident not too long ago. The other driver was Seo Ju-Heon……”

But at that moment!

“Mmph!”

Chairman Kwon's youngest daughter was abducted by someone as she was activating the artifact.

Kwon Joo Hee became anxious after feeling someone grab her from behind.

"Wait a minute, who the hell are you guys?! M, mmph!”

Some mysterious men were the ones to grab Chairman Kwon’s daughter.

That wasn’t all.

Their movements looked as if they all had special training! They started to speak after commandeering the concert hall.

“We are here because we received information about an artifact terrorist attack.”
“Please step back as it is dangerous.”
“?!”

Chairman Kwon's daughter and Tao were captured without knowing why.

‘What the hell, why are the soldiers here?! Are the royal family or whatever really here?!’

Of course, Tao would not just sit back and let them do as they pleased.

‘I don’t know what is going on, but I can't miss this opportunity when so many people are gathered here!’

Maybe that was the reason.

“Wait, let me tell you about Seo Ju-Heon.”

As Tao and Chairman Kwon's daughter tried to activate their artifacts again…

‘!’

They felt the power of strong artifacts that seemed to be angry at what they were trying to do.

Flash!

The artifacts that were activated were female Legendary Hero-Grade artifacts!

Joan of Arc, Nongae, Empress Dowager Cixi, and other strong artifacts flashed their eyes.

The powers of the activated artifacts soon destroyed the stage that Tao was on…

Bang!

[#$&#]
Okay! Follow me!

Joan of Arc’s artifact started to lead the crowd out of the concert hall. Joan of Arc's artifact had the power to lead crowds around.

“Kyaaaaaaaaaaa, big sis!”

The crowd instantly turned away from Tao.

Tao started to grind his teeth in response.

‘Those damn princesses!’

He continued to grind his teeth as he quickly activated his artifact. Something amazing happened at that moment.

The gazes of the 90,000 people who were about to head out changed and they started to glare at the princesses. This was Tao's power.

[Rip those princesses to shreds and drag Seo Ju-Heon down.]
[Seo Ju-Heon cannot be allowed to have the qualifications for an Heirloom.]

The crowd started to pick up anything that could act as a weapon around them.

However…

Tang!

“Ugh!”

Tao fell down after being shot in the leg. There was a princess viciously smiling when he turned toward the shooter.

“Please stop your artifact while we are asking nicely.”

The princess pointed the gun at Tao again.

“Unless you want to die with a bullet through your brain in the middle of your performance.”
“……!”

That wasn't all. Empress Dowager Cixi's artifacts suppressed the body guards while the Queen’s Knights Brigade appeared to protect the princesses.

Some of their Dominance levels were so strong that they were at the level of Monarchs, making Tao and Kwon Joo Hee unable to believe what they were seeing.

“This makes no sense, why do the princesses have such strong abilities?! I thought they were people who couldn't become Monarchs!”

The regular middle-aged man who was holding Kwon Joo Hee let out a cough.

‘They weren’t people who couldn't become Monarchs.’

Some of the princesses had received invitations to become Monarchs but could not do so.

Why?

‘Kyaaaa, I'm too embarrassed to be at the same level as Ju-Heon-nim!’

‘That’s right! How could I dare to be at Ju-Heon-nim’s level?!’

‘We also can’t leave the other fans behind and be with Ju-Heon-nim by ourselves! Kyaaaaaa!’

They had said some nonsense like that.

However, he just kept his mouth shut and started to drag Kwon Joo Hee away.

“You are under arrest for planning a suspected large area artifact terrorist act.”

Kwon Joo Hee started to shout in anger at the man wearing a turtleneck sweater who had grabbed her.

“What the fuck do you mean by suspected artifact terrorist?! Who the hell are you, mister?!”

‘Who am I? I'm the Chief of the General Staff in the British Army. Fuck, today was supposed to be my day off.’

But what could he do about it?

“Your highness, we have captured her.”

The eyes of the British princess flashed after receiving that information.

“He said they captured her.”

The other princesses were extremely happy to hear that as well.

“Oh my! That’s a relief.”
“I'm so glad that the brainwashing artifact was not activated.”
“I can't believe they were trying to use so many people to harm our Ju-Heon-nim.”

As for the Chief of the General Staff, Chief of the Air Staff, Chief of the Naval Staff and others who were dragged here by the princesses despite it being their day off… They were sweating bullets.

“Excuse me, your highness. If you use the army for such personal reasons……”
"What are you talking about? The Prime Minister would agree with what we did. Artifact terrorism is extremely dangerous.”
“It looks like they’ll spill the beans if we interrogate them…… But is this really okay? You used to like Tao in the past……”
“Please shut your mouth. Ju-Heon-nim is the best.”

The Chiefs continued to sweat bullets.

‘How could our innocent and lovely princesses end up like this……?!’

“Anyway, please make a public proclamation about this incident with Tao. We need to make sure something like this never happens again.”

They had quite a lot of power.

“How dare they try to use such despicable methods.”
“They must receive severe punishments.”
“Ah, I had a pretty entertaining idea.”

One of them started to make a call.

“Ah, yes, Reporter Eddie? It’s me. I'm calling you because I have quite the scoop. Yes yes, actually, popular musician Tao and TKBM’s Kwon Joo Hee… Not only are they in a sponsor relationship, they are also rumored to be passionately in love with one another.”
“Ah, I also confiscated a recording from a staff member. It’s a recording of Tao talking badly about his fans.”

The women started to smile.

“Then Mr. Eddie, you know what kind of article you need to write, right?”

They knew what it took to survive in this field.

The Monarch of Popularity should know about it as well. He was going to take the easy route to use his fans, but what would happen when his fans turned their backs to him?


At the same time…

[The Avesta Sacred Text is growing.]
[The Avesta is growing at an explosive rate.]
[The Avesta has upgraded and has unlocked a new ability.]
[You are able to use < Household >.]
[Using the Household ability allows you to amplify the abilities of the people within your ‘household.’]
[You are also able to use a portion of the household members’ abilities.]
[You have satisfied the requirements to use the Valkyrie artifact.]
[You are now able to use the Valkyrie artifact.]

Ju-Heon tilted his head in confusion after seeing these messages that he could not understand.

‘What the hell is going on?’

But there was more.

[Popular artist Tao suspected of attempted artifact terrorism.]
[TKBM’s Kwon Joo Hee is involved in the incident.]
[Kwon Joo Hee, daughter of TKBM’s Chairman Kwon Tae Joon. Is she Tao's lover? She and Tao were in this together.]
[The fans are angry]
[The Army, Navy, and Air Force have been deployed at full force]
[Informant was an anonymous fan club member]

Ju-Heon scoffed after reading the article.

“Tao? I've never heard of this guy. I don’t know what's going on but poor kids. He probably wanted to try something since he was a Monarch but he was destroyed before he could even attempt it.”

Ju-Heon was entertained for a different reason, but Yoo Jaeha was shaking while reading the article as well.

He was sharp enough to know what really happened.

Why?

[Our members did something big ♡ Please leave the rest to us ♡ - Sasaki]

Sasaki had pretty much told him everything.

She had even given him a list of the members in the fan club.

That might have been the reason Yoo Jaeha turned pale.

'I should have realized it from the moment the British princess suddenly rushed out! Holy crap, princesses?! Seven of them?!’

Yoo Jaeha looked toward Ju-Heon as if he was a monster.

'He’s scary. I'm about to be extremely scared of this man!’

Princesses who could order the Army, Navy, and Air Force as they pleased were his fans!

‘What kind of business did she do with pictures of the Captain-nim?!’

Ju-Heon started to speak at that moment.

“Hmm, an anonymous fan club? I wonder whose fan club it is. I'm envious that someone has such artifact users as their fan.”

‘Who else do you think it is?! It’s you!’

Seol-A was about to tell him the truth while Yoo Jaeha stood there shaking.

"Actually, Captain-nim…… mmph!”

Yoo Jaeha quickly covered Seol-A's mouth.

Seol-A glared at him asking what the hell he was doing, but Yoo Jaeha quickly shook his head.

“No, you can’t tell him. Absolutely not!”
“Mmph, mmmmmph?!”

Yoo Jaeha became serious.

“Are you crazy?! Think about what would happen if that person found out about this fan club! Do you think he’ll just sit still?”
“?”
“Just think about how he might use this cooperative monstrous weapon!”

They already didn't care about the means and methods, but they couldn't run completely wild because of their positions.

But for princesses around the world to be his fans… This bastard would definitely find a way to use them.

That might really lead to World War III!

“Ah, anyway, you can't tell him. Got that? Oh, and the Captain-nim can’t find out about the sweatsuit either.”

Seol-A started to glare at Yoo Jaeha.

“Hey, be honest. It’s just because you want that sweatsuit for yourself, isn't it?!”
“N, no! I'm just doing it for the Captain-nim and for world peace!”
“What?!”

Ju-Heon tilted his head in confusion while looking at the two of them fighting.

‘What’s up with them?’

It was at that moment.

Ding.

“Hmm?”

He received a message from the Vice Captain.

[I found Dan!]

Ju-Heon's eyes opened wide.

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miraclerifle's Thoughts

Ju-Heon would definitely start World War III...