Chapter 262: Stop that bastard (1)


[The door is closing.]
[You are stuck in the tomb.]

‘This little punk.’

Ju-Heon looked toward the Crow. The Crow's eyes were glowing as it looked at Ju-Heon.

It seemed to be asking where he was going.

The only difference from other artifacts was the type of reaction.
Other artifacts were overbearing but looked down on humans. But this Crow bastard was different.

[This tomb is the best compared to the other tombs.]
[You will be able to get the most helpful artifact on this island right now.]
[You will regret it if you leave.]

‘What the fuck is this bastard saying after already blocking my exit?’

However, the Crow was peeking at Ju-Heon and saying things that were contrary to the messages he just received.

[Why are you not leaving?]

‘What the hell did it just say?!’

“Hey. You blocked the door. Open the damn door.”

The Crow just ignored him and sat down. It seemed relaxed lying on its belly like a cat on top of a stone pillar.

And then…

[I never did such a thing. Figure out a way to leave.]

‘This bastard.’

The Crow seemed to be provoking him to try it if he can.
This was it.

The difference between this Crow and the other artifacts was that it didn't seem to look down on humans.

It was as overbearing as any other Divine-Grade artifact but it didn't give off the special disgusting feeling that most artifacts gave off.

That was interesting.

However……

[What are you doing? Hurry up and go find some other Heirlooms.]

It did seem to be the same as all other artifacts when it came to messing with humans.
Ju-Heon scoffed while looking at the Crow that was feigning ignorance.

‘Alright, that’s how you want to play it?’

“Okay, I'm going to go find a different one.”

Ju-Heon headed toward the now blocked path. The Crow didn't seem to care at all.

It didn’t think that Ju-Heon would really leave this place.

It was wrong.

Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuumble!

[?!]

He was actually trying to get out! The proof was that the blocked path was destroyed and reopened.

The Crow could soon see a despairing Byeon Kang-Soe.

[S, sire…! Was I of assistance to yoooooooou…!]

“Yes. I won’t forget about your sacrifice.”

Byeon Kang-Soe looked full of admiration even though it was a mess.

[S, sire…… then……!]

“I will give you special treatment and restore you in 50 years.”

[Ugh!]

Byeon Kang-Soe who had instantly turned into a bomb fainted. Ju-Heon nonchalantly left Byeon Kang-Soe behind and left through the opening.

The Crow looked baffled at this development.

The Ju-Heon it had seen until now was definitely this kind of person but it never expected Ju-Heon to actually blast his way out.

Did he hate being in this tomb that much? Actually, forget baffled, it looked completely shocked.

It wasn't hard for it to block the path again, but…

Bang! Babababang!

Ju-Heon calmly used his Tomb Destruction ability. He then started to mumble in confusion.

“Huh, what the hell? I can use my skills?”

All of his skills were given to him by the Crow. He had expected it to not work in this tomb, however, that did not seem to be the case.

Bang! Bababang! Bang!

He had no issues using the Tomb Destruction skill.

Ju-Heon mumbled about how he had blasted Byeon Kang-Soe for no reason as he left. He then said something to the shocked Crow.

“You should have sealed my skills first, you retard.”

Ruuuuumble!

The Crow seemed extremely anxious once Ju-Heon destroyed the last remaining wall.

Although there were no changes to its expression and it still seemed calm, it was definitely anxious.

That was probably the reason.

[F…… fine. Human, wait. I will not give you a test.]

‘A test my ass.’

Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuumble!

[I, I told you to wait!]

The Crow jumped up.

[Fine. I will tell you everything I know about the other bastards and their attributes.]

This seemed to catch Ju-Heon's attention.

However…

“I'm curious but it’s fine. I have a good idea since I heard some things from the Monarch of Fate.”

The Crow did not seem as if it would give up.

[Fine. I will give you a special skill. I will give it to you without asking for anything!]

“Ho. You already gave me multiple skills for free. You were going to charge for the next one? You're a total thief aren't you.”

[?!]

Ju-Heon shamelessly clicked his tongue.

“I have a lot of Heirlooms I desire. You are not even in consideration since I can’t even decide among the few of them.”

‘This is just a cursed Crow anyway.’

The Crow was almost out of options as Ju-Heon turned around to leave again.

It had to resort to the only card it had left.

[You wish to have all 15 Heirlooms?]

‘Hmm?’

Ju-Heon stopped after hearing the Crow shout at him.

The Crow confirmed he stopped walking before continuing to speak.

[You can have all 15 of them if you take me with you.]

Ju-Heon turned around toward the Crow as soon as it said that.

“Oh, is that for real?”

He was smiling as if he had been waiting for something like this.

His gaze was completely different from before.


At the same time…

The Heirlooms that were being anxious about the Crow's aura heard some shocking news.

[What did you say? You think Seo Ju-Heon made contact with the Crow?]

This was extremely shocking news for them. It was because they all knew about the Crow’s abilities.

‘This isn't good. If that bastard contracts with a human again……!’

There would be chaos once more.

“How the hell did that bastard appear here?’

The only thing they knew for sure was that the damn Crow's tomb was not here. The Heirlooms had no choice but to call forth the 7 Great artifacts they had imprisoned.

Salieri and Daji were currently with Ilya and Irene.

The only ones left here were Nero, the Pharaoh's artifact, Napoleon, and Xiang Yu.

[Weren’t you bastards responsible for the configuration of the Crow's tomb?]

The 108 Divine-Grade artifacts had sealed the Crow artifact. However, the artifacts of the 7 Great Tombs were responsible for the construction of the tomb.

[Why don’t you explain yourselves? Did you guys let it free?]
[It is not like that.]

Nero was the one to respond.

[Seo Ju-Heon has gathered over half of the 7 Great artifacts.]
[Are you saying the seal on the Crow's tomb was released because of that?]
[The artifacts captured by Seo Ju-Heon aren't free to go about as they please. They don't have the strength to pay any attention to the Crow's tomb.]

That was true.
Any artifact that landed in Ju-Heon's hand went through a sort of hazing process.

The doggie artifacts started to shake after hearing that.

The ones who had gone through that training(?) knew how it was. They knew how evil Ju-Heon was as he destroyed them to the brink of death and then restored them.

Basically, the seal on the Crow’s tomb would have become weaker during the times when the artifacts from the 7 Great Tombs would have been on the brink of destruction.

[That probably led to a hole in at least a portion of the tomb.]
[It must have escaped through that hole.]

That was how the Crow had snuck into this Monarch’s tomb.

[It probably did it so that it could pick a Monarch as well?]

The artifacts became extremely angry.

[How dare that bastard try to pull this crap when it has lost the qualifications to be an Heirloom!]
[That bastard is not qualified to choose a Monarch!]

The artifacts did need an all powerful human ruler.

They needed a special human who would prevent them from turning into regular antiques.

They had pulled some strings to not be shamefully ruled over, but they still needed a ruler.

These Heirlooms were the ones selected to choose candidates for that position.

These special artifacts were the only ones given that unique responsibility.

The Crow had been one of them at one point but…

[That bastard betrayed its kind and tried to get rid of all artifacts.]
[We must get rid of that traitor for good this time.]

However, Seo Ju-Heon was in their way.

No matter how they felt, the Crow artifact was a heinous and violent artifact that even the other artifacts feared.

Then there was Seo Ju-Heon, a headache of a human who would not fall for their seduction.

If the two of them were to come together…

‘The Crow's former master was at least able to be seduced.’

They were able to turn the Crow’s master to their side in the past. Humans were all the same.

All humans were greedy.
That was why humans became so insignificant in front of the artifacts. They would do anything and everything to make sure that the artifacts did not break or disappear.

But forget cherishing them…

Seo Ju-Heon would respond like this.

‘A damn item doesn’t want to listen to me? Then get lost.’

He would then ruthlessly destroy them.

However, that did not mean that he was not a greedy bastard.

He was the worst Nolbu of all but his greed still made him treat the artifacts differently than all of the other greedy humans. [1]
If they tried to seduce him, they would be lucky to get away without being captured or destroyed.

That was why they could not let it happen.

Seo Ju-Heon was extremely difficult to handle unlike the other humans.

[Prevent Seo Ju-Heon from contracting that Crow!]
[We can’t let that Crow bastard rampage again!]
[But how do we stop them…?!]

The Heirlooms made up their minds.

[We don't have time to sit here and wait for the candidates. We don’t have time to leisurely give them tests.]
[Then……!]

The Heirlooms quickly rushed out of the tomb.

Boom! Boom!

They turned into rays of light and shot up into the air. They had come out of the tomb on their own accord.

[Stop Seo Ju-Heon and that Crow bastard!]

Their eyes were burning with rage as they flew toward Ju-Heon.


On another part of the island…

“Professor, what did you just say?”

The official restorers gasped and looked toward Zhen Cai Yuan.

"Did you just say you would work with that bastard?”
“Really for that Seo Ju-Heon……. For a 19+ restricted photo?!”

It was awkward to even talk about.

Zhen Cai Yuan just started to laugh.

“Why can’t I do that?”

‘Why would you think that makes any sense? Did this woman go crazy?!’

The restorers screeched while Zhen Cai Yuan’s subordinates gasped.

On the other hand, Yoo Jaeha was chuckling.

“I knew that woman was stalking the Captain-nim for a reason.”

He knew that this woman would fall for this.

It was rare enough to find a photo of the Captain-nim and this was a 19+ restricted photo.

How could she resist?

Ilya made a comment to Yoo Jaeha who was chuckling now that things were going according to plan.

“Are you scamming her? Do you really have a photo like that?”

Yoo Jaeha showed Ilya the photo.

Ilya was shocked after looking at it.

“Hey, are you crazy? How are you going to deal with the fallout?!”
“A man must live everyday as if it is his last. Haaa, Captain-nim, I'm sorry.”
“…………….”

It was at that moment.

Zhen Cai Yuan’s subordinates were anxious at her capricious decision making.

“Captain, what are you……?!”
“Shh. I'm sure that the Captain has a plan.”

Although Zhen Cai Yuan was extremely capricious, she would not throw away things that were beneficial to China for nothing.

She must be scheming something.

That was the truth.

‘He’s useless once I get the photo.’

She was a cruel woman. She would pretend to help the Monarch of Pushoverness get the Heirloom before taking the photo away.

And then she would kill him.

She started to proceed with her plan.

"Alright, come here. This is the Heirloom you wanted, right?”

Zhen Cai Yuan had crossed the path by the lake already and was smiling.

She destroyed all of the traps in the lake almost instantly and had quickly grabbed the Heirloom.

The Heirloom that had been hidden inside the lake that was now in Zhen Cai Yuan’s hand was the proof.

Yoo Jaeha got close and reached his hand out.

This thing that was shining radiantly was definitely an Heirloom!

‘It’s the same one from the past.’

"Alright, hurry up and contract with me.”
“Professor!”

Zhen Cai Yuan had a devious smile as she held the Heirloom out for Yoo Jaeha.

‘It takes a few minutes to contract with an Heirloom.’

He would be completely defenseless during that time. She would use that opening and……

‘I'm going to kill him.’

Ilya urgently shouted after sensing her overwhelming murderous intent.

“Hey! Pushover! Hold on!”

Yoo Jaeha placed his hand on the Heirloom at the same time. But the moment Zhen Cai Yuan was about to use a thunderbolt to kill Yoo Jaeha…

Ruuuuuuuumble!

The entire tomb started to violently shake. It was much stronger than before again!

“Aaah!”
“Ahhhhhhhh!”

They all screamed in fear. It was because the ceiling suddenly crumbled and they could see outside.

They saw the Heirlooms that had been hiding inside the Monarch’s tomb all flying toward one location.

All of the Monarchs on the island were shocked at this development.
Those Heirlooms then started to attack a certain tomb.

Boom!

Once the radiant rays of light started to crumble that tomb…….

‘Seo Ju-Heon!’

They could see it.

They could see Ju-Heon surrounded by an extremely suspicious and chaotic black aura!


The author originally added the artwork for the rope after this chapter. Not the girl version, the one of the rope with the hearts around it…
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1. Nolbu was mentioned in the past but he is an extremely greedy person from a Korean folktale.

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miraclerifle's Thoughts

"A man must live everyday as if it is his last." - Yoo Jaeha

Truly great words to live by.


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