Chapter 296: The Descent of Avarice (1)


“Fuck, Monarch of Pushoverness, you son of a bitch!”

In the large canyon located in the southwest part of the United States…

People all over the flowing canyon were swearing up a storm.

“Ow! This isn’t it either!”
“I'm going to kill that son of a bitch first!”

People were sighing while looking at the pillars of rocks shooting up inside the Grand Canyon.
The tombs inside this orange-colored canyon forced everybody to sigh.

They stared at the sharp but majestic stone cliffs. If there was a castle for ancient devils, this might be how it looks.

However, the problem wasn’t this view.

"Fuck, this one doesn't seem to be it either.”
"Are you sure it’s here?!”

The problem was the numerous tombs that appeared on top of the canyon! They had the artifact to open the tomb, but it didn't matter! They couldn't even tell which tomb was real!

"Chase Seo Ju-Heon! Those bastards will be headed for the real tomb!”

But the people looking for Ju-Heon started screaming.

[The devils are starting to rampage.]
[They are hunting humans with excitement.]

Large monsters started appearing throughout the Grand Canyon. They were Solomon's Devils Ilya had summoned.

[Humans, I see humans!]

A devil with a lion's head, a devil that looked like a lizard, all sorts of devils were ripping people apart, throwing them in the air, and causing all sorts of issues.

Boom! Boom!

“Aaaaaaaaah!”

That wasn’t all.

“I found you, Seo Ju-Heon.”

Someone managed to track Ju-Heon down and had a sniper rifle pointed at him.

“Hoho. What are you doing all the way out here?”
"What else would I……ugh!”

He ended up unconscious after being caught by the tomb raiding team’s greatest Hunter.

It had happened in an instant.
The enemies probably didn't even know what happened to them. The others who showed up late couldn’t help but be afraid.

"That’s crazy……”

Everybody spying on Ju-Heon’s location through a rifle scope turned pale.

It made sense because there were over ten teams spying on Ju-Heon's group.

But all of them were taken out in just a few minutes!

“How many teams did that bastard take down……?!”

It was at that moment.

“How many teams? Thirteen now.”
“?!”
“You guys are number 13.”

They heard a chilling voice behind them. The moment they noticed that voice…

“Uuuuugh!”

They coughed up blood.

Dan didn't even take out his weapon. His big hands just chopped down on their necks.

Seol-A sighed while looking at Dan who was leisurely cleaning up.

“They should try harder if they’re going to hide.”

The combination of the tomb raiding team’s greatest radar and its greatest guard was extremely formidable.

An excited Yoo Jaeha was still creating fake tombs as that happened.

“Hehehehe, they won’t be able to find it! They won't be able to find it!”

Da Vinci's artifact was in one hand, a rock shaped fossil was in the other hand as he activated and activated again!

“Hahahah, I get all of the profits, all of it!”

He seemed too happy that Ju-Heon was giving him all of the profits.

He was making the tombs so quickly that he just seemed to be pressing Ctrl + C, and then Ctrl + V!

He was going crazy!

“Captain-nim is the best! I can now proudly make money off my paintings! I'll be able to buy myself steak!”

Well, he would have gotten all of the profits from the beginning since it was selling his paintings.

Ju-Heon stopped the extremely excited Jaeha.

“Hey hey, I know you’re excited, but that's enough. You can stop now.”
“Ah, really?”
“So which one is the real one? We should head inside soon.”

Jaeha smiled brightly and pointed with his finger.

“Aww, Captain-nim, you idiot, you can't find it? The real one is over…”

It was at that moment.

Jaeha started to sweat.

“Over there……”
“……?”
"W, which one do you think it is? Take a guess~~~~”
“……What?”
“Uhh…I definitely remembered which one it was. Umm… This is weird. Which one is it?”
“…….”

Ju-Heon looked furious.

“I'm taking 1 out of 10.”
“Eek…my profits! Ah… b, but I still have 9! I’ll find it quickly!”
“No? I took 1 out of 10 so you have 0.”
“W, what?!”

Yoo Jaeha started to cry.


‘It’ll be bad if Seo Ju-Heon clears all 7 Great Tombs.’

Prometheus was deep in thought.

It was because he had heard that Seo Ju-Heon had summoned one of the 7 Great Tombs.

‘After I worked so hard to kill the artifact from that Great Tomb.’

He frowned while leaning on the couch.

An artifact’s corpse… Those fossil artifacts were a combined effort of the Spider Supreme Leader and Prometheus.

They had killed them.

Why?

It was so that Seo Ju-Heon won't be able to gather all of the artifacts from the 7 Great Tombs.

It would be bad if all of those artifacts were gathered together.

‘The seal on that place will be removed if those artifacts are gathered together.’

There were bastards who had gone against them in the past. There were many thorns in their eyes, including that crow.

They had gathered all of those annoying bastards and imprisoned them. It was difficult to suppress them with strength, so they had to scheme to make it happen.

They pretty much smacked them in the back.

Anyway, that place was a place to exile artifacts.

It was the artifact’s Great Prison.
Other artifacts were scared of being imprisoned there as well.

‘Well, the most famous one in there is the Crow's tomb.’

Anyway, the artifacts from the 7 Great Tombs were the keys to unlock the seal on that Great Prison.

That hidden land of exile will appear in the world if Seo Ju-Heon collects all 7 of the artifacts from the Great tombs.

That was why it was problematic.

‘It’s problematic enough as is.’

The seal was shaking because Seo Ju-Heon already had over half of the 7 great artifacts.
That Crow had used that opening from the seal weakening to send out its clone.

‘Thankfully his contract is with a clone and not the real body.’

Ju-Heon would contract with the Crow's real body if that prison appeared in the world.

He might even end up with multiple of those thorns in their eyes inside that prison.

‘Bastards like Zeus are in there as well.’

They had killed the remaining great artifacts so that Seo Ju-Heon would be unable to gather all seven of them.

‘Why did George Holten have it?’

Prometheus rubbed his temples.

This god who had given humans these devils called artifacts instead of fire was quite anxious.

‘Damn it, Seo Ju-Heon might be able to clear the Tomb of Avarice.’


But forget clearing the Tomb of Avarice…

"What did you just say? You damn scammer.”
“That…..I…uhh… I don’t know which one is the real to……ahhhhh!”

Yoo Jaeha screamed.

The entire team looked like demons as they kicked Jaeha.

‘What did this bastard just say?!’

“What the fuck are we going to do if you don't know which tomb is real?!”
“Haaaa! I should have realized it when he started mass producing them like crazy!”
“Hurry up and find it! You’re dead if you can't find it!”

Jaeha cried after facing the wrath of the angry team members.

“No, I didn't do it on purpose……!”
“Ow! Go out and die! I was wondering why you hadn’t caused any issues in a while!”

A crying Jaeha grabbed Ju-Heon’s foot.

Ju-Heon was his only savior right now as he felt that the others would murder him.

“Captain-nim! You understand how I feel, right? I didn't mean to do that…”

Ju-Heon smiled brightly at him.

“Understand how you feel my ass.”
"Aaaaaaaaaaaaah! Put Osiris away! Put it away!”

A brightly smiling Ju-Heon was extremely scary. The rope was also violently twitching behind Ju-Heon.

[#$$#&*!]

It then tied Jaeha up and tried to throw him off the Grand Canyon!

Yoo Jaeha was crying for his life.

“Aigoo! I'm really sorry! Please save me!”
“Good luck climbing back up.”
“Ahhhhh! Captain-nim, please, PLEEEEASE! I'll find it quickly!”

Jaeha was crying but started to look for the real tomb. The others were trying their best to figure it out as well, but…

“Damn it……Yoo Jaeha, that little punk. He made them so damn good for no reason!”

Even Julian who had Zhuge Kongming's eyes was struggling. He was a talented appraiser but the Monarch of Fraud was truly skilled.

Jaeha's copies were the only thing Julian could not appraise properly.

‘I could find them if I dedicated a whole month to it, but……’

They couldn’t just calmly compare the tombs to figure out which one was the real one right now.

But they also couldn't go through hundreds of tombs to find out either.

“Captain, is there a tomb that's giving you a gut feeling?”

Ju-Heon was the only one here who had cleared the Tomb of Avarice.

It was known as an impossible to clear tomb that Ju-Heon’s feat had caused quite the stir.

They thought that Ju-Heon might be able to recognize the real one because he had cleared it once already.

Furthermore…

“Won't the Crow’s artifact be able to tell where the artifact is?”

The Crow that likes shiny things had a scary good sense of smell for artifacts.

They were relying on that.

However…

“I really don’t know.”

The team members gasped.

“E, even you don’t know?!”
"Captain-nim, you can't tell?!”
“Ah. I know how to find the real tomb.”

The team members were relieved. But Julian soon tilted his head in confusion.

“Huh? Then what do you not know?”

What had Ju-Heon been talking about?

“The Crow’s artifact has been quiet for some reason.”
“!”

That was right. The Crow was completely calm outside the Tomb of Avarice.

This bastard would have normally urged Ju-Heon to grab it and to eat it.

‘It’s too calm.’

The system was weird as well.

[I think you don’t really need to go into this tomb.]
[I think that the artifact inside is not that good.]
[It might be best to go back, wash your feet, and go to bed.]

‘This punk. What the hell does it mean there isn't a good artifact in there? The thing in there is really good.’

Ju-Heon frowned while looking at the Toombglyphs around them.

"Captain?”
“I'm certain. That is the tomb I cleared before.”

He had been quite curious.

The Tomb of Avarice was where he had earned his first artifact. Getting the artifact of excavation here was the reason he became an artifact user.

It was also the artifact that allowed him to be the greatest tomb clearer in the past life. In some sense, it was truly his partner artifact.

The Crow’s artifact was giving him the excavation skills right now, but he had a special relationship with this artifact because it was his first. He had been curious to know whether he would meet this artifact again in this changed future.

This had been the tomb he had been looking forward to the most of all of the 7 Great Tombs.

He was certain now that they were here.

‘That artifact is inside.’

The shape of the tomb and the toombglyphs confirmed it.

However……

‘The artifact has gotten stronger than in the past.’

Ju-Heon was happy.

That was why he was about to go in, but……

[You will have some gains if you go inside, but I recommend going into a different tomb.]
[I believe a useless bitch will be in this tomb.]

‘What the hell? Why is this punk being like this for this tomb? It’s never done this before.’

It didn’t matter.

"Captain-nim, I'm sorry. That one and that one over there both look like the real one…… ugh!”
“It’s fine, you little punk.”

Ju-Heon smacked Jaeha in the back of the head before calling out an artifact.

And then…

[You called me?]

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miraclerifle's Thoughts

Lol what could the relationship between this artifact and the Crow be? The Crow doesn't want Ju-Heon to go inside.