Chapter 243: To return his memories or not? (4)


“My goodness, you old bastard. Did you really want to flaunt your power like that at your age?”
“!”

Ju-Heon’s strong Dominance started to roar like a typhoon as soon as he said that.

It was vicious and wild.

Dominance was the result of a human’s strong mental fortitude based on their strong will, firm values, and high pride.
But the Dominance of people who were at the Monarch level and higher… They could now be considered similar to the aura that the artifacts used.

The Dominance itself was very chaotic and could be used like biochemical weapons.

Ju-Heon's Dominance started to bite away at Kwon Hyuk Soo's Dominance once it was released.

Boo boo boom!

It’s strength was overbearing.

It was so strong that even Kwon Hyuk Soo temporarily felt fear.

It probably felt as if a normal villager had run into a wild beast in the mountain.
Kwon Hyuk Soo had no choice but to take a step back.

“Ugh!”

‘Fuck, how can there be someone like this?!’

Kwon Hyuk Soo became anxious.

Even if he could not use his Dominance fully because he was injured……

'It should still not be at a level where this bastard can easily suppress me like this!’

It was unbelievable.

The Pandora system artifact should have detected someone who had such abilities long ago!

‘No, I guess it did detect him.’

Pandora had placed Ju-Heon in the hidden first place rank after all.

Ju-Heon was someone at the pinnacle of all ability users.

‘I thought it was just because of the number of artifacts he had.’

Well, it was true that the people with more artifacts were generally stronger, but the issue was that Ju-Heon’s occupation was a thief.

He had thought that the reason Ju-Heon became a Monarch was because of the danger he caused others based on his ability to collect a lot of artifacts.

That was the reason he had told himself that Ju-Heon lacked the ability to handle the artifacts and thought Ju-Heon’s only talent was in stealing.
But he was wrong.

Ju-Heon did not seem to be a regular thieving bastard.

The artifacts started to go wild once Ju-Heon's Dominance started to shake the area.

Boom!

[$##&!]
Aaaaaah! It’s a disaster! It’s a disaster!

[#$&!]
Aaaaaaaah, this is Seo Ju-Heon!

[#$&#!]
Run away! Run away! You’ll become his slave if you’re caught!

The artifacts nearby started to run as if their asses were on fire. They were probably acting on their instincts for survival.

[Artifacts are running away.]
[They are running as if they’ve gone mad.]

Ju-Heon clicked his tongue after seeing those messages.

‘Those damn cowards.’

This was the reason he did not normally release his Dominance.

On the other hand, Ilya was standing with his jaw dropped.

‘What the hell, nobody told me about this!’

He was certain.

Ju-Heon was at the Four Emperors Grade.

He knew better than anybody else because he had been serving someone at the Four Emperors Grade this whole time.

He would not even lose out to Kwon Hyuk Soo in his prime. He would not lose out even if Ilya were to compare Ju-Heon to the Four Emperors of the past.

‘I did notice that he seemed oddly different than the past, but…’

Ju-Heon was no longer an Expert-Grade artifact user!

The other team members who were watching were sighing and gasping as well.

“That damn monster.”
“Ah, he’s so scary. I'm scared. He’s going to turn into a Demon King Grade artifact user later, isn't he?”
“Demon King is most suitable for the Captain-nim.”
“No, that's a bit……”
“Anyway, I guess destroying all those artifacts had its advantages for him.”

Julian was disgusted after observing Ju-Heon with Kongming's artifact.

‘I can't believe he’s at the level where he won't lose out to Kwon Hyuk Soo.’

Forget losing out to him, it felt as if he was suppressing Kwon Hyuk Soo.

That was probably the reason. Julian’s heart was beating faster with excitement knowing that such a bastard was his captain but he was also scared.

Ju-Heon had always been talented but he had been suppressed by his environment, but……

‘He’s really scary now that he can actually expand the wings he could not expand in the past.’

It was at that moment.

“Ugh!”

Boom!

A vicious Dominance completely ripped apart Kwon Hyuk Soo's aura.


The collision was destructive. In the end, Kwon Hyuk Soo’s Dominance was pushed back.

Ju-Heon had succeeded in overwhelming Kwon Hyuk Soo’s Dominance.

The others couldn't help but be shocked.

‘He really got rid of it! He got rid of one of the Four Emperors’ Dominance!’

Something shocking started to happen at that moment.

[#$*&!]
Hey, hey, he’s fucked. Hurry up and change ship! Change ship!

[#&#!]
Damn it, this idiot couldn't even handle that?! Change! Change!

Kwon Hyuk Soo's possession artifacts started to destroy their contracts.

Artifacts were shameless beings to start with but they truly were faster than the speed of light this time.

[$#$*!!]
Cast him aside! Throw him away!

Kwon Hyuk Soo started to frown while looking at the tattoos on his body starting to disappear.

‘These shitheads!’

Of course, Ju-Heon was not someone who would quietly watch the artifacts escape.

“What are you doing?! Capture all of them and don’t let a single one get away!”

The rope’s eyes sparkled as it jumped out.

[#$&*#!]
Where do you think you're going?! Where do you think you're going?!

The rope seemed excited as it captured the artifacts trying to escape.

But Kwon Hyuk Soo’s artifacts would not get caught so easily.

[#$$&!]
Damn it, go away!

[#&*!]
Go away, you little punk!

The rope ended up being attacked as they were a group of strong artifacts.

Their attacks were quite painful and threatening.

[#$&$]
Hmph, that should be enough. It’s just a damn rope.

[$#&!]
It’s just a lucky bastard that became an S-Grade artifact by fluke.

But our dear rope would never submit that easily.

The rope's eyes flashed.

[#$#$&!]
Get over here! Get over here!

The rope chased after the artifacts with a scary expression(?) on its face.

[$#&!]
He told me to capture you! He told me!

[Ahh! Don't come any closer! Don't come any closer!]
[Ack! Why isn’t it hurt at all?!]

Although the rope did not have overbearing strength like the other Divine-Grade artifacts did, it still ran around doing its best to capture these artifacts.

Kwon Hyuk Soo was in disbelief at this point.

“What the……?!”

Ju-Heon sneered at him.

“You should have taken good care of your artifacts. Old man.”

He had a truly aggravating smile. It was rare to see Kwon Hyuk Soo angry like this.

“You damn thieving bastard.”
"What's wrong? Are you upset that I'm a thieving bastard?”

Kwon Hyuk Soo had a calm expression on his face but it was obvious to Ju-Heon that he was angry.

Ironically, Kwon Hyuk Soo was angry but also extremely interested in Ju-Heon now.

Why?

Ju-Heon was strong.
‘No wonder Ilya wasn't enough to take him down.’

He had no choice but to admit it. It made him desire Ju-Heon even more. Ju-Heon was probably the highest-grade among the current Monarchs.

He really wanted to take Ju-Heon in as his number one disciple.

‘I need to take this bastard no matter what it takes.’

It was at that moment.

Julian started to shout after feeling a gloomy aura.

“Seo Ju-Heon! Be careful! He’s been hiding an artifact!”

He must have detected it with Kongming’s artifact. Julian’s warning seemed to have come too late as Kwon Hyuk Soo laughed and disappeared.

Ju-Heon tilted his head. He knew that Kwon Hyuk Soo had been hiding an artifact, but……

‘What artifact is it?’

He had no ideas about what it could be even after going through his memories of the past.

Julian shouted at that moment.

“It’s an assassin artifact!”

Yoo Jaeha gasped after hearing that.

“Huh? What? Why does this bastard have that?!”

It was the Nizari Isma'ilism artifact the Monarch of Evangelism had frequently used in the past.

[The Assassin's Creed of the Syrian Assassins aiming for Saladin’s life (A-Grade: Treasure-Grade - Possession Artifact)]

Basically, it was an artifact to summon the Arab assassin brigade that would take drugs and carry out assassinations.

They were a denomination that aimed for martyrdom through assassinations.

This group would be called The Assassins in the future.

Their assassination targets were usually important figures in Islam and they would even change their religions to blend in to get closer to their targets.

A group of Middle Eastern assassins suddenly appeared and tried to take Ju-Heon’s life.

A scream shot out at the same time.

Kwon Hyuk Soo leisurely started to smile.

“There goes one.”

He then glared toward Ilya with a vicious gaze.

“Ilya, you’re next.”


Ilya started to shake after seeing Kwon Hyuk Soo's gaze.

It was because he knew this scary gaze very well.

It was the gaze he had when he would even turn someone into a cripple to turn him into a subordinate.

Chairman Kwon used his position as a superior and used people’s weaknesses, but Kwon Hyuk Soo was different.

He would destroy a person's mind, body, or personality.

Although he was known as the Monarch of Love who loved and cherished his subordinates, he was actually the Monarch of (Self) Love.

He would cut down the bastards who tried to crawl up in order to protect his position.

As Kwon Hyuk Soo's overbearing power was about to turn Ilya into a cripple…

Boom!

“!”

Some odd noises came from where Ju-Heon had been standing.

[Ugh!]
[Aaaaaaah!]
[Aaaaah!]

They were being beaten up. They were being ruthlessly beaten to a pulp.

Ju-Heon had activated Xiang Yu's artifact.

[Fuck, this bastard, what…… ugh!]

Xiang Yu’s artifact was doing what it did best.

Ju-Heon, who was almost invincible in battle thanks to Xiang Yu's artifact, was easily beating them down.

It seemed as if the scream from earlier had not been Ju-Heon screaming.

Kwon Hyuk Soo was taken back for a moment but actually saw this as an opportunity.

‘You can't use other artifacts while using an S-Grade artifact.’

Kwon Hyuk Soo activated an artifact to summon ancient mages.

However…

“All people are equal in the eyes of the law, they have the right to have their freedom and property protected, and to the freedom of religion.”

Ju-Heon activated a Codes of Law artifact!

[The Napoleonic Code is being activated.]
[The area in a 1km radius is starting to fall under the Code of Law's influence.]

An unfamiliar Code of Law appeared in front of Ju-Heon. This was the Napoleonic Code.

The Code of Law released an almost unbearable aura.

[All individuals within the area are equal in the eyes of the law.]
[Both people and artifacts must obey the same laws regardless of their grade.]
[The negligence rule is being imposed on the enemy.]
[A sentence is being given to the enemy.]
[Their actions will be restricted until they are proven innocent under the Code of Law.]

The mages from the artifact that had been charging toward Ju-Heon started to scream.

Kwon Hyuk Soo’s assassin artifacts started to roll on the ground without being able to do anything.

They started to die from various legal sanctions.

Kwon Hyuk Soo was shocked.

‘I didn’t even sense him activating an artifact.’

How did he of all people not notice an artifact being activated?

It was also activated extremely quickly.

It had been so stealthy that others couldn't notice and happened in an instant.

Furthermore, Ju-Heon was bringing out close to 100% of the artifact’s power.

That meant that his technique in using artifacts was amazing.

‘Most people wouldn't be able to draw out the artifact’s full power if they activated it like that.’

There were both pros and cons to activating an artifact like this.

Kwon Hyuk Soo got the chills as he knew that was the case.

But to put a collar on Ju-Heon's neck right now……

‘My body is a mess right now.’

He also had all of the artifacts he brought with him stolen.

That was probably the reason.

Kwon Hyuk Soo slyly started to smile.

“Fine, okay, I’ll give up for today.”
“?”
“In return…… ugh!”

Ju-Heon grabbed Kwon Hyuk Soo by the collar. He then glared as if to tell Kwon Hyuk Soo to know his place.

“There is no in return.”

‘I know you’re plotting something.’

“There are no negotiations.”
“!”

Ju-Heon snickered before activating Osiris’s artifact.

Flash!

The ground started to shake and a black hole appeared on the ground.

[The enemies’ names have been written in the Book of the Dead.]
[The door to the afterlife is opening.]

There was a black gust of wind roaring above the hole that looked as if it could easily gobble up a building.

Then the people whose names had been placed in the Book of the Dead started to get dragged into the hole.

While Anubis's ability was to summon soldiers from the afterlife, Osiris's ability was the opposite, dragging living beings into the afterlife!

[Hahaha! Come on in, I will take you as my slaves!]

The powerful god of the afterlife started to drag Kwon Hyuk Soo and his subordinates into the afterlife!

Kwon Hyuk Soo started to smile as he was tired of getting shocked.

Why?

Artifacts became harder to handle the more their powers were beyond human capabilities.

Death was at the top of something that went beyond human capabilities.

Artifacts regarding death fell into the top-tier that even Monarchs would have hard time controlling.

‘But this bastard……!’

Ju-Heon violently laughed.

“Goodbye. Give King Yama my regards.”

There was an extremely strong explosion of power.

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miraclerifle's Thoughts

Author officially letting us know Ju-Heon is too OP