Around the same time…
Ju-Heon sighed after seeing that his useful doggies had all disappeared.
And why did this artifact of all things have to be left with him……
I'm still here! I'm still here!
It was the rope.
Well, to be more specific, the rope did not seem to have been picked as his partner.
Huff huff! Sire! Siiiiiiiiire! I was cho…… ugh!
There was one more artifact here.
The panties were being ruthlessly trampled by the rope.
Although it was unintentional, the panties, err, Byeon Kang-Soe's artifact, was being buried alive in the sand thanks to the rope jumping on top of it.
The rope didn't seem to notice the dying panties underneath it.
Did you call me? Did you call me?
‘No? I didn't call you.’
That was what Ju-Heon was saying with his gaze.
It felt as if the rope was asking that question.
It’s eyes were sparkling as it jumped up and down in joy.
It was probably thinking that it was the only one left when all other artifacts had disappeared.
Furthermore, it thought that Ju-Heon had personally picked it!
Master picked me! He picked me!
It was no wonder the rope was jumping up and down in joy.
Ju-Heon just looked at the rope and shook his head.
‘It’s not like I picked it.’
The original artifact he was supposed to end up with was probably Byeon Kang-Soe's artifact and not the rope.
This message confirmed it.
[The tomb's owner has selected Byeon Kang-Soe's artifact for you.]
[You must survive on this island with this artifact.]
Those damn Heirlooms seemed to be trying to mess with them.
They picked the most useless artifacts for each person to watch them suffer and fail.
Sadly, the truly selected artifact was being buried alive by the rope that had suddenly appeared.
[S, siiiiiiiiiiiiiiire! I, I am the….!]
The rope finally seemed to realize that Byeon Kang-Soe's artifact was there after hearing the panties shriek.
The rope realized the shocking truth at that moment.
‘W, was I not the one to be picked?’
It seemed to have abnormally been left here.
The rope quickly peeked around at that point.
What do I do, what do I do?
It wanted to be with its master. However, it was scared Ju-Heon would get angry at it for making him break the rules.
The panties popped out of the sand at that moment.
[S, siiiiiire! It is me! Sire, I would serve yo……ugh!]
The rope quickly grabbed the panties.
It then quickly started to shout.
T, two were chosen! Two!
The panties seemed to want to appeal to Ju-Heon that it was the only one to be picked.
[That’s not truuuuuuuue! Siiiiiiiiire! I have been chosen to serve you!]
Ju-Heon sighed as if he was tired.
“Well, better than an artifact I can’t use at all.”
For example, he would not have been able to use Yoo Jaeha's da Vinci's artifact at all.
He wouldn't have been able to use an artifact like that since his Affinity was zero, and if he had ended up with an artifact like Daji’s artifact, she would have been useful but she was smart enough to try to jump him in return for helping him.
“Whatever, let’s go.”
Byeon Kang-Soe excitedly followed behind while the rope was sniffling and jumping up and down behind him.
It seemed to be quietly asking something.
‘C, can you take me with you too? Please?’
It seemed to be appealing to Ju-Heon to take it with him as well.
It was doing all sorts of things to prove its worth.
It was tying itself to a tree, jumping up and down, throwing rocks, and even dancing.
However, Byeon Kang-Soe's artifact started to scold the rope.
[You were not chosen! Go away! I will serve the sire!]
But at that moment…
“Hey, get lost. Rope, come over here.”
Byeon Kang-Soe stuck to Ju-Heon’s leg as if it was holding onto Ju-Heon's legs.
However, it was disgusting because it looked like men’s briefs.
[Siiiiiiiiire! What is it about me that you don't like, sir?!]
“Everything about your appearance.”
Byeon Kang-Soe responded in shock.
[Sire! You should have said so much earlier!]
Byeon Kang-Soe changed its appearance. Ju-Heon was shocked to see it.
[Sire, you like it now, right?]
It was a sexy woman’s thong now.
Byeon Kang-Soe was jumping up and down, asking Ju-Heon how he liked it.
[Here you go sire. Do you like it no………ugh!]
Byeon Kang-Soe was ruthlessly destroyed by Ju-Heon.
“I like the shape. But I loathe your existence.”
What would be the point of using a sexual stamina artifact on this island that only had artifacts?
It wasn’t as if it could help him get an Heirloom.
[Sire! Do you truly not need me at all?! I may not look like it, but I would be treated well if I went elsewhere! I am especially popular among men……!]
“Get lost. I'm quite the horse even without you.”
The rope flew over and wrapped itself around Ju-Heon’s neck.
‘The rope is better than Byeon Kang-Soe’s artifact.’
Sadly, it seemed to have been nerfed by this tomb’s owners.
[The strength of the tomb’s owners is too strong that the rope is unable to use its full strength.]
‘Well, I'm not expecting much out of it.’
The rope then went and gathered Byeon Kang-Soe that was sniffling on the floor.
It was probably a gesture to tell it to come with them.
However, Ju-Heon instantly put a stop to it.
“Don’t pick it up.”
Ju-Heon looked toward a stone mountain at the center of the island.
‘The Heirloom is over there. How dare they steal my artifacts as they please.’
Ju-Heon had a vicious expression on his face as he started to walk.
He wondered if the others would be okay.
But things were definitely not fine.
“Why did this bastard have to be the one left behind?!”
[Oh yes, boooooy. You chooose me. I’m so emotional right now, boy.]
“I told you I didn't choose you, you son of a bitch!”
It wasn’t that Yoo Jaeha was understanding what Salieri was saying. It just so happened that Salieri was writing everything in the sand.
He was being nice and writing in Korean, but it might have been better if he had not written anything at all.
[Boy, we’re finally alone now.]
‘Is there nothing I can do about this artifact? Why the hell did this one have to be the one left with me?’
“I have my restoration artifact, da Vinci's artifact, hell, even the harem artifact would have been better than this shit!”
Of course, Salieri’s artifact was one of the artifacts from the 7 Great Tombs. But he had heard that it was not in its proper state right now.
The artifacts that knew Salieri’s artifact well said that Salieri was not originally gay like this.
‘Apparently it was modified by the Supreme Leader.’
It was only able to use about 50% of its full abilities because of that.
Yoo Jaeha had just buried it in a corner of the room until now as well.
He had asked around to see if there was a way to restore it since it was one of the artifacts from the 7 Great Tombs after all, but…
“Isn’t it quite useful as it is right now? It suits you very well.”
Ju-Heon said some bullshit like that while Chloe said she had never seen something like this.
Well, that didn’t matter right now.
“I need to go get the Heirloom first.”
Everybody would gather at the stone mountain in the center of the island.
They had not discussed it beforehand. But it was obvious even without talking about it.
‘Where else would that artifactphile captain go?’
He should meet with the Captain-nim if he followed the Heirlooms.
It was easy to choose a direction.
Furthermore, he had to get an Heirloom as he did in the past.
That was the only way for him to become a Monarch again.
‘How do I earn a Heirloom with this bastard?’
“This is driving me crazy.”
He would normally ask the Captain-nim for help, but it was different this time.
Most importantly, Ju-Heon had told him the following.
‘Don’t let your guard down. We don't know what kind of artifacts these Heirlooms are.’
Yoo Jaeha had laughed out loud after hearing that.
‘Nah, don't worry about it Captain-nim. I guarantee it. There’s no need to be afraid.’
‘Oh, you sound quite confident.’
‘Captain-nim, you’ve never been a Monarch but I’m an experienced veteran. I am probably above you in knowledge when it comes to this tomb.’
He had tried to act arrogant since he rarely had the chance to do so, but Ju-Heon had responded with the following.
‘Really? That’s good. Then I guess there's no need to back you up.’
‘E, excuse me?’
‘I was planning on helping you since you're not the battle-type.’
His problem was the same as usual.
His damn mouth got him into trouble and he would have had to earn an Heirloom on his own.
“Ah, I'm screwed.”
He might have had a chance if he had da Vinci's artifact!
“Haaaaaaaaaa, is Seol-A near me by any chance?”
The safest would be by the Captain-nim or Dan’s side.
But Dan wasn’t here and he couldn't ask the Captain-nim to help him get an Heirloom.
Chloe and Julian were too scary.
Ilya would just sneer at him.
Seol-A was nicer than the others so she would help him.
She was reliable as well!
Yoo Jaeha shouted out for Seol-A once those thoughts filled his mind.
Something that drove him even crazier happened at that moment.
[It’s a human! Get him!]
A trap seemed to have been activated by Yoo Jaeha's voice.
[Kill him! Kill him!]
[Get him! Get him and roast him!]
Yoo Jaeha screamed after seeing a bunch of cannibals charging toward him.
He might end up being the first person to die on this island.
“Fuck, there are so many damn traps.”
On the way to the stone mountain at the center of the island…
Ju-Heon was swearing at the hordes of traps that kept popping up.
[Please change directions. There is a trap in this area.]
‘Damn it. Again? How many is this already?’
He had come across five traps in what felt like less than 50 meters.
Of course, Ju-Heon had his experiences and trained body.
Those things, along with the rope’s support, made it so that he could easily dodge all of the traps.
It was the jungle that made Ju-Heon the most upset.
Why was that the case?
‘It reminds me of that time.’
It reminded him of the Amazon where the Crow's tomb had been.
The other members might be thinking about the same thing right now.
It was giving off a similar aura and there were just as many traps.
However, Ju-Heon sternly shook his head.
“No, it's different from that time.”
The artifact’s aura was completely different and the scent of the tomb was different as well.
‘I think I can faintly smell the Crow……’
There was also the Monarch of Fate's prophecy that the bastard would appear here.
It was at that moment.
Not over there! No!
The rop clenched onto Ju-Heon's arm.
Ju-Heon stopped and the direction he was about to walk in sank.
Boo boo boom!
He thought it was a regular area but it was the edge of a giant cliff.
He had come across another trap.
His heart had almost popped out.
Even the experienced Ju-Heon had missed that trap. It was an extremely advanced trap.
This tomb was no joke.
[Siiiiiiiiire! Are you okay, sir?!]
Byeon Kang-Soe was completely useless right now.
Are you okay? Are you okay?
The rope groaned as it pulled Ju-Heon up the cliff.
He only had artifacts that were useless in battles right now and even his possession-type artifacts had all been taken away.
Regular humans would have a hard time just walking through this tomb.
‘This should make it difficult for the other Monarchs to get to the center as well.'
In fact, how many of them would be able to survive?
Even he would have been in danger multiple times if it had not been for the rope.
‘I'm relieved that the rope is still here.’
As Ju-Heon was feeling relieved…
‘Hmm, wait a minute?’
He was about to brush it aside, but it was odd now that he thought about it.
The other artifacts were sent flying because of the will of the Heirlooms, the owners of this tomb, but why was this punk still here?
The Heirlooms were strong enough that they even managed to abduct the Divine-Grade artifacts.
‘They are at least Divine-Grade artifacts.’
But the rope had ignored those Divine-Grade artifacts’ abduction(?) and remained here.
‘That wasn't the Heirlooms doing.’
They would not have done something that would be helpful to humans.
‘It's weird now that I think about it.’
Ju-Heon started to stare at the rope.
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Fuji: The rope is the princess of the artifacts.