Chapter 325: The Key to the Great Prison (4)


“Oh my, you’re here too? You need to pay an admission fee from here.”

There was an unexpected guard.

Kwon Hyuk Soo was really shocked to see this female guard here.

‘Why is this woman here?!’

Maybe Kwon Hyuk Soo being shocked should be the expected reaction.

The woman who was here was actually Zhen Cai Yuan!

Kwon Hyuk Soo was anxious because he knew who this was.

Why?

‘This woman should be dead.’

Her death had been very public. China had anxiously tried to hide the news but there was no way such a shocking incident could disappear so easily.

What had happened?

Right after the incident with the Supreme Leader, Ju-Heon had sent China quite a monstrous present.

‘What is it? Is it a bomb?’

They might have been able to handle it better if it was a bomb.

‘W, what is this?!’

Ju-Heon had sent them Zhen Cai Yuan's head. The Chinese leaders had mental breakdowns after seeing her head.

‘Is this really Zhen Cai Yuan’s head?’

Her neck showed signs of an artifact being forcibly cut out. It was at the exact location where the Supreme Leader had been living as a parasite on her body.

The Chinese power players all foamed at the mouth.

‘Does this mean we lost the Gu poison artifact to Seo Ju-Heon?!’

The Chinese government which had been sacrificing people to the Gu poison artifact to gain tremendous benefits, fell into chaos.

‘That was such an important artifact!’

None of them had been upset at the fact that Zhen Cai Yuan was dead.

Forget being upset, they just shouted in anger at the loss of the Gu poison artifact.

‘Check carefully. This head could be a fake made by the Monarch of Pushoverness!’

‘That bastard is a genius in this aspect!’

Even if it was Jaeha’s doing, they were pretty sure that Zhen Cai Yuan was dead.

Why?

It was because the spider artifact was in Ju-Heon's hand.

‘The only way to take the spider away is to kill the host.’

‘There is no way for Zhen Cai Yuan to still be alive.’

The entire world was in chaos as well.

[Zhen Cai Yuan, the woman responsible for the Manhattan Terror Incident, found as a corpse.]
[Will China’s unbreakable stronghold finally crumble?]
[Will China, which had been neck and neck with Pandora, just stagger and fall?]

That wasn’t all.

[Will Seo Ju-Heon be the new tower of force in this artifact war?]
[Grave Company stocks rising.]
[Will Seo Ju-Heon inherit China’s artifacts?]
[Does the spider being taken mean that he will take the rest of China’s artifacts too?]

The Chinese artifact users were grinding their teeth in anger at Ju-Heon but it didn’t matter.

One of Ju-Heon's final goals was to completely destroy all of these stupid ‘leagues’ that were trying to create monopolizers and prey on the weak.

Another one was to have all artifacts in the world under his feet and to send them through hellish mental training.

The current China was just one step toward his ultimate goal.

He wouldn't have messed with them if they didn't use the artifacts for evil in the first place. He wouldn't have had any reasons to come after them.

Anyway, Kwon Hyuk Soo had sent his subordinates to investigate the situation.

He wanted to find out if Zhen Cai Yuan really got killed by Ju-Heon.

‘I didn’t see any signs of this woman still being alive.’

That was probably the reason.

Kwon Hyuk Soo scoffed while looking at Zhen Cai Yuan.

“You…how are you still alive?”

Zhen Cai Yuan glared at him after hearing the question.

So then, how was she still alive?


A few days ago…

It was probably right after Ju-Heon captured the Supreme Leader in the gourd. Zhen Cai Yuan was unexpectedly alive.

The spider would usually consume the host before it left, but this time…

Probably because of the urgent situation it was in, it didn’t do that.

‘I guess I was lucky.’

But she was actually not happy.

“Now all that is left is for China to cut my head off.”

She had no artifacts to help her escape and even if she had some, being chased would only make her angry.

She made up her mind and asked Ju-Heon to do something.

“Please kill me.”

Unfortunately, Ju-Heon instantly rejected it.

“No thanks. Why should I act like trash for no reason?”

Was it because he knew that those Chinese bastards would kill her anyway even if he didn’t?

Actually, it was because of his damn artifacts.

Why?

They fucking went crazy whenever he even swung a sword toward an enemy in a tomb.

[Wow, Seo Ju-Heon! Jackpot! Did you see how Seo Ju-Heon chopped that son of a bitch’s head off today?]
[Man, I almost fell in love! Seo Ju-Heon is quite talented with the sword for being a human. The way he chopped those muscles off cleanly and the dripping blood almost made me jizz my pants!]
[Damn it, human. Are you sleeping? Are you sleeping?! How can you sleep after getting us so excited?!]
[Awoooooooo! As expected of Seo Ju-Heon! Kill some more! Kill some mooooooore!]
[Haaaa, haaaa, let’s ask him to skin them alive next time! And……]

‘These stupid Grade 8 Syndrome shitheads.’

The way they were always yapping away was annoying enough but the contents of their discussions were even more loathsome.

There was a reason Ju-Heon couldn't sleep properly every night.

That was why Ju-Heon coolly turned around.

“I'm leaving. Feel free to cut your own neck if you want to die.”

Zhen Cai Yuan became anxious.

"Wait! I want to die by your hands! I want to at least remain in your memories that way! I don’t care how I remain in there!”

Ju-Heon started to scoff.

‘She doesn't care how she remains in there?’

“I’ll make you regret those words.”

Ju-Heon quickly pulled out a dagger. He then instantly stabbed Zhen Cai Yuan in the neck!

“?!”

Everybody gasped as they saw blood but Zhen Cai Yuan was not dead.

He had used his amazing technique to only cut off a small amount of flesh.

Ju-Heon laughed.

“Okay, we can now say that you lost the spider to me. And…”

Ju-Heon threw the bloody knife to Jaeha.

“Make a realistic neck. Send it to China with that bloodied knife.”
“Then this woman……!”
“Are you going to let her go……”

‘Like hell I'd let her go.’

Ju-Heon laughed and dragged her to Tartarus.

And then…

"Work as a guard here. Then I will kill you as you wish when the time is right.”
“…………!”

Ju-Heon had laughed after seeing her looking shocked.

"What's wrong? You don’t like it?”
“……No, that’s not it.”

It was obvious that Ju-Heon was going to make her work her ass off, but he was shameless.

“You don’t have to do it if you don't want to. I don't really remember the people I kill. I thought that working as a guard would help you stay in my mind for a very long time. It’s special.”

Zhen Cai Yuan’s eyes flashed after hearing that.

“Guard! I'll do it!”

Not only would she stay in Ju-Heon's memories, she would be special to him!

She probably decided that this was better than being chased by China, but 99% of her decision was because of Ju-Heon.

That was how Zhen Cai Yuan turned from a professor to a prison guard in an instant.

Ju-Heon had been very satisfied with it.

‘It’s perfect.’

The Tartarus he created was a place where evil gods would cause chaos. He also planned on shoving S-Grade and SS-Grade artifact criminals in here as well.

Not just anybody could become a guard to punish them and deal with them.

‘In that aspect, someone at the Four Emperors level is perfect.’

This was an example of using manpower (or woman power in this case) properly.

As for her pay…

It was even more unbelievable.

“I will buy you a meal once a month. As an incentive, you will gain 1 second on a date based on performance.”

He had expected her to say that he was crazy but Zhen Cai Yuan was unexpectedly quite satisfied with it.

It meant that she had a chance.

Returning to the present…

“I've currently gained 28 minutes from my incentives.”

Her eyes were sparkling at the first new prey that had shown up in a long while.

Wouldn't someone at Kwon Hyuk Soo's level provide a beefy addition to her incentive?

“I think someone like you would easily add 10 hours from my incentive!”

‘What the hell is she talking about?!’

That wasn’t all.

[Hey hey, you bastard. Hand over the admissions ticket if you've come in here.]

The worm, who seemed to be the manager of the prison, was shouting at him.

[You can just pay 100 billion won to pass through if you don’t have an admissions ticket.]

But it looked a bit odd.

‘A, a golden worm?’

The worm artifact had also upgraded.

Kwon Hyuk Soo started swearing as Zhen Cai Yuan released her chaotic Dominance and walked toward him.

‘It is impossible to steal artifacts from here if that woman is the guard.’

That wasn't all.

‘It seems like a large trap. This woman keeps talking about her incentives…’

“Are you luring enemies in here to……!”
“They’re all bastards aiming for Ju-Heon. You're next!”

‘Ow! This crazy woman!’

Kwon Hyuk Soo, who came to steal from Ju-Heon, urgently ran away.


Returning back to Ju-Heon’s group…

"Actually, thank you for bringing the method to awaken the key to me, you son of a bitch!”

An intense aura exploded inside the Great Prison. They heard screams all around them.

[Ugh!]
[Ahhhhh!]

The screams were coming from artifacts.

They were being attacked by the doggie artifacts.

The Egyptian gods who had returned to their true appearances had called their armies to rip these bastards apart.

But that was not the important thing.

The doggies were just barriers to stop the enemy troops!

The truly important thing was……!

‘Artifact Destruction!’

Ju-Heon had called up Xiang Yu’s sword and channeled his skill into the dagger.

He then started to run through the artifacts at an inhumane speed.

These artifacts were all soldiers with heads of wild beasts or artifacts that would have made a name for themselves in all sorts of wars!

An imugi with seven heads charged toward Ju-Heon and a lion tried to rip Ju-Heon’s neck off.

However, Ju-Heon sent their heads flying with Xiang Yu’s sword.

[Aaah!]

The Artifact Destruction skill activated wherever the sword landed. The artifacts turned into scraps.

[Ugh!]

Ju-Heon was gone before those scraps could even fall to the ground.

[Over there!]

Attacks were coming at him from all directions but Ju-Heon just smirked.
He then disappeared.

And when he reappeared…he was on top of the enemies!

Puuk!

Ju-Heon shoved the blade into the head of a beast. Anything that Ju-Heon's eyes landed on was pretty much dying instantly.

Furthermore, he was not just destroying these artifacts.

[Ahhhhhhhhhh!]

He was only aiming for the spots related to the artifacts’ cores.

He was completely killing these artifacts.
Everywhere Ju-Heon passed by just had the remains of dead artifacts.

Prometheus seemed to realize Ju-Heon’s plan at this point.

“This bastard is trying to awaken the key by sacrificing artifacts!”

That was the case.

Ju-Heon was planning on fulfilling the sacrifices requirement inside this tomb.

‘They said to commit sins or offer blood sacrifices in order to awaken the key.’

The eagle and the horse had told him to offer people as sacrifices, but…

“You guys will be the blood sacrifices!”

Artifacts started to ruthlessly die as soon as he said that.

Some blew up, some cracked into pieces, some were destroyed…

He would have usually been benevolent(?) and left their artifact's cores alone, but there was no benevolence right now.

‘There's no reason I have to sacrifice people.’

It just said he could sacrifice any bastard he doesn’t like.

Then he just needed to chop the heads off of artifacts!

He didn’t even need to waste energy to use the Crow.

“Alright, let me cover this sword with the blood of 1,000 artifacts!”

Boom!

A massacre was taking place in the Great Prison.

Ju-Heon was the person who loved artifacts the most in the world, but he was also the guy who hated artifacts the most.

[#$&#*$&!]
Wow! Yeah! Kill them! Kill!!!!

[Kill all of those usurpers!]

The prisoners became excited at Ju-Heon's actions while Prometheus's army hesitated.

[Isn’t that dangerous? What if he really opens the cells of the major gods?!]
[Isn’t Prometheus's mortal enemy around here?]
[Stop with the nonsense! There’s no way the key would really awaken with this!]

There was only one thought on Prometheus's mind as this happened.

‘We really can't have this bastard becoming the Majesty!’

This bastard was a tyrant; someone who should never be the Majesty even if there were no other capable candidates.

They all urgently shouted.

[What the hell are the guards doing?! Hurry up and throw them into a cell!]

But that was useless.
Ju-Heon's subordinates weren't just going to sit around and let that happen.

[Ugh!]
[Aaaaaaaaaah!]

Ju-Heon's team seemed to have realized Ju-Heon's plan as they were basically gathering the artifacts for him.

Jaeha provided the bait as the meat shield while the other team members tied up the artifacts and threw them toward Ju-Heon.

Then Ju-Heon would chop them into pieces!

The rope couldn’t chop the artifacts because it had no teeth so it just beat them up as best as it could.
It also threw artifacts at the guards to knock them unconscious as well.

It was at that moment.

[You have completed 1,000 blood sacrifices.]

Ju-Heon laughed once he saw that message.

[The artifact of pride is the first to awaken as the Majesty's Key.]

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miraclerifle's Thoughts

Damn son. He's actually awakened it.


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