Chapter 293: Four Factions


“You don’t need to know. Just hurry up and try to revive this. You can turn it into a tomb summoning item.”

Ju-Heon threw the fossil artifact toward Joy.

“Your incentive is your tuition? Or whatever, I’ll make sure to pay you plenty. But you only get one day to do it.”
“What?!”
“That’s your punishment for thinking about going to a shitty company like TKBM.”
“#&$#*!”

Joy grabbed the back of her neck. Ju-Heon continued to grumble.

“I wouldn't have said anything if she went to Gooble, our other competitor.”

Joy shouted at Ju-Heon.

“You should consult Professor Zhen Cai Yuan for things like this! This is her specialty! Why would you ask me…?!”
“I already contacted her.”
“What?”

‘Well, it’s for something else though.’


In another part of the world…

The Monarch of Evangelism, one of the Four Emperors who had come to excavate a tomb, was screaming.

His team was not the only one. TKBM that had swept up all of Hitler's subordinates, Kwon Hyuk Soo, and even the other Monarchs…

All excavation teams aiming for Ju-Heon were screaming right now.

They had found a good tomb and came over to excavate it, but then……!

“Aaah!”

There was a woman hindering their excavation!

This one woman was making Monarchs and high-grade artifact users unable to do anything!

“Why is that woman here?!”
“I thought she was working with the boss!”
“How capricious can she be?!”
“I knew that she was extremely capricious, but still…… What the hell?!”

Zhen Cai Yuan, who had been suppressing the Monarch of Evangelism’s troops with overwhelming strength, laughed out loud.

“I just decided to work with Seo Ju-Heon starting today.”

The following message was on her phone.

[I’ll go on a date with you. Take care of the bastards in the Middle East for me.]

Zhen Cai Yuan was smiling like a snake ready to jump on its prey.

She had no idea that Ju-Heon had lied.


“What did you say?! You asked Zhen Cai Yuan to take care of the other Four Emperors?!”

Yoo Jaeha foamed at the mouth after he heard the news.

He wondered if he had heard incorrectly.

“So, you're saying you used Zhen Cai Yuan?”
“Yes, she’s perfect for taking care of the Four Emperors. The enemy’s movement has been a bit dangerous. Maybe it was because I got rid of Hitler, but the US president seems quite upset even if he isn’t saying anything.”

And most importantly…

“Those shitty whiners dare to walk into our Herb of Eternal Youth farm and our R&D department wearing dirty boots.”

The farms and business buildings were slowly expanding because business was going so well. They were currently facing some losses because there were people hindering their progress.

“That’s why I told her to kill any competitors trying to enter the Chinese market.”

Jaeha was thinking that Ju-Heon truly was witty.

But the condition was a date?

Yoo Jaeha grabbed the back of his neck.

He remembered how he almost died after scamming her with a naked picture of Ju-Heon!

“Why didn't you call that nameless army of women who are helping you out?”
“Well, most of what I asked her to do is taking care of the trash inside the tombs. I don’t know who those women are, but I can’t use women who are supporting me to do such dirty deeds.”

‘But still, Zhen Cai Yuan?!’

"Captain-nim, you don’t know how scary that woman is……no, I guess you probably do.”

Anyway, that woman’s scariness was a second issue.

Why?

‘There are some Demon Queens who will show up if the two of them really went on a date…!’

Yoo Jaeha peeked toward Ju-Heon.

“You’re not really going to go on a date with her, right?”
“Of course not.”
“I knew it. I knew you wouldn't really do it.”
“Well, I won’t mind going on a date with her if she performs splendidly on my request.”
“Excuse me?!”
“It’s not that hard to go to the movies and have a meal with her.”

Yoo Jaeha turned pale.

‘You can't say it so nonchalantly! Two Demon Queens, no, two demon goddesses will descend upon the world!’

"Well, don't worry. There’s no way we’ll end up going on a date.”
“Excuse me? Why not?”
“Why would that woman listen to my request?”
“Ah.”

That was true.

Although that woman was a crazy lunatic, she cared quite a bit about China’s benefits.

The other factions were trying to suck up to China to work with them because of their issues with Ju-Heon.

So why would she agree to such a joke of a deal?

Ju-Heon just sent it to her as a test since those bastards were annoying Ju-Heon so much.

But at that moment…

[Breaking news. China’s Monarch of Gluttony, Professor Zhen Cai Yuan, has destroyed the US excavation team.]
[Zhen Cai Yuan has stated that she is partnering with Seo Ju-Heon and has declared that all other excavation teams are her enemies.]
[She claims she will destroy any country down to its root if they mess with Seo Ju-Heon.]

“………….”

Yoo Jaeha gasped after hearing what was on the news.

‘Wait, that woman really did what the Captain-nim told her to do?!’

It was understandable.

China had always been Pandora’s enemy.

She probably decided that it was better to hold hands with Ju-Heon and destroy Pandora's factions rather than working with them.
But Jaeha remembered Zhen Cai Yuan’s gaze in the Monarch’s Tomb when she lusted after Ju-Heon’s 19+ picture.

That was why he was sure.

‘How badly does she want a date with him?!’

Jaeha then saw a silent Ju-Heon.

“Umm…are you really going to go on a date……?”

The rope that had been peacefully sleeping on Ju-Heon's shoulder raised its body after hearing that.

[#$&#*]
What? A date?

The eyes it doesn't have seemed to flash.
Jaeha started to shake in fear after feeling its murderous intent.

‘Why the hell is the rope getting angry…? But is it really okay?’

Jaeha got the chills and turned the TV off.

“Umm, what about Ju-Won? She was crying and throwing a fuss earlier.”
“Who cares? She just needs to make a good item for me.”
“Aww, you're pretending again. I know you donated to Ju-Won's NGO, did terrible things to get your sister adopted in the past and acted cold to her when she came to see you in Korea because of her adopted parents.”

Ju-Heon just picked his ear. Even Jaeha didn't really know what to make of this sibling pair.

Even if Ju-Won was crying and throwing a fuss earlier…

‘The Captain-nim said he'll let her dissect artifacts up and she was extremely willing to offer him chicken. They really are twins.’

As he had that thought…

“Haaaa, how can he threaten someone with a photo for something like this? He ignored me for 17 years but had no issues going around seducing women……”

Joy was pouting as she walked out of the lab.

Ju-Heon made a comment, as if he was surprised she was still grumbling about the photo.

“Nobody cares about a naked baby photo, okay?”
"Whatever, just take it, you idiot. I’m done.”

Ju-Heon’s eyes opened wide.

“You’re already done?”

There was no way that even the most skilled engineer in the world would be able to do that in an hour.

Joy threw the fossil artifact as if she was annoyed.

“It was quick because I didn’t give a damn!”
“It seems quite thorough for someone who didn't give a damn.”
“Ugh, that’s not true!”

Joy blushed and peeked toward Ju-Heon.

“……Will that work? Will you be able to summon a tomb with it?”

Ju-Heon smiled in response.

“This is good enough.”
“Then are you going to the tomb right away?”
“No.”

Ju-Heon smiled mischievously.


“Oho.”

Chairman Kwon was quite interested in the person kowtowing in front of him.

“I see. You found some memories about Seo Ju-Heon?”
“Yes, Chairman-nim.”

Yang Chen was the person in front of Chairman Kwon right now. Yes, it was the man who had betrayed Ju-Heon's tomb raiding team in the past.
He was finally out of prison… well, he broke out. He then immediately came to see Chairman Kwon. However, Chairman Kwon had been cold when he showed up.

“I recall telling you to never show your face in front of me again.”
“C, Chairman-nim……!”
“My sons are in prison and the company faced serious damages because you couldn’t take care of things properly.”

Yang Chen quickly knelt down after hearing that.

“I'm sorry, Chairman-nim! But…please give me just one minute! Please take one look at this!”

He quickly pushed forward a memory artifact.

“I received it from the Executive Board. Chairman-nim, I'm sure it will help you like it helped me……!”

Yang Chen had said that he used Merlin’s camera artifact to get some memories about Seo Ju-Heon's future or past life.

Chairman Kwon couldn’t help but be curious.

He was concerned about anything to do with that bastard.

Furthermore…

“You were the Monarch of the Sun?”
“Yes sir……!”
“With Apollo's artifact?”
“Yes sir!”

Chairman Kwon scoffed. He thought that the Monarch of the Sun was a title that did not suit Yang Chen.

However, Apollo's artifact was something that had never come out.

He asked a question.

“So how much are you able to remember?”
“Excuse me?”
“If you get back those suspicious memories, are you able to learn information about tombs that have not come up or details about artifacts?!”
“T, that……”

Yang Chen hesitated to respond.

That was to be expected.

All he remembered was a little bit of stuff about Seo Ju-Heon.

Nobody other than someone with an amazing ability to remember things like Ju-Heon could remember all those tombs and artifacts.

‘Damn it, Seo Ju-Heon has already marked all of the important ones.’

Chairman Kwon slammed on the desk.

“I asked if you remember!”

Yang Chen urgently responded.

“No……but I still believe that it will help you, Chairman-nim! I’m sure it’ll be useful when you excavate the next tomb……!”
“Tsk. It’s useless.”

The state of affairs of the world was consistently changing right now.

Chairman Kwon looked at the newspaper.

[Monarchs and artifact users in general are slowly gathering to different factions…]
[Pandora has named the Monarch of Predation (Seo Ju-Heon), Monarch of Love (Kwon Hyuk Soo), Monarch of Gluttony (Zhen Cai Yuan) and the Monarch of Evangelism (Ali) as the 4 great artifact factions……]

The four great factions known as the Four Emperors had appeared in the world. They were the core artifact users who were controlling the flow of the world.

But Seo Ju-Heon was in there while he was not!

‘Damn it. I didn't expect that bastard to get this big.’

Amazing manpower, abilities, and wealth. That bastard was now at a spot where it would be difficult to drag him down.

That was extremely aggravating to someone as greedy as Chairman Kwon.

That was probably the reason.

“Fine. I will try using that artifact you brought.”

Kwon Hyuk Soo, who was standing next to him, looked toward him wondering if Chairman Kwon really meant it.

“Hyung-nim, even so……”
“It won’t be bad to learn some things about that bastard.”

Chairman Kwon motioned to Yang Chen who quickly handed over the artifact.

It was not a camera artifact this time.

It looked like a photo album.

[Album of Memories created by Merlin (S-Grade:Legendary Hero Grade - Consumable Artifact)]

The ability was pretty much the same as the camera artifact.

He opened the album to see blank black photos there. But the moment he put his hand on them!

“!”

Chairman Kwon's mind was sucked into the photo.

He was seeing his past life as Yang Chen had seen.

‘Kill that bastard Seo Ju-Heon.’

Chairman Kwon groaned and stumbled after seeing that scene.

An anxious Kwon Hyuk Soo and Yang Chen grabbed Chairman Kwon.

“Chairman-nim!”
“Hyung-nim, are you okay?!”

Chairman Kwon's eyes were bloodshot and his hands were shaking as they helped him stay up.

‘W, what the hell was that?!’

The memories of his past life had flown by.

He and Ju-Heon seemed to change roles in that vision.

Chairman Kwon plopped down on the ground.

It was at that moment.

Buuzz.

Someone was calling.

[Seo Ju-Heon]

It was that bastard.

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miraclerifle's Thoughts

Boo, it was just a naked baby photo. I wanted something more scandalous...


Break day 1/3 tomorrow.