A good one showed up right on time.
Ju-Heon smiled while focusing on the pipe in Thomas’s hand. However, Thomas raised his voice and shouted toward Ju-Heon without caring about what Ju-Heon might be thinking.
“Hey! Are you the damn thief who stole Vivian's artifacts?!”
‘Well, it’s true that I took them.’
Ju-Heon chuckled. Thomas approached Ju-Heon as if he was annoyed by that chuckle. He looked different based on the items on his shoulder.
Unlike the soldiers who brought useless weapons into the tomb, Thomas had a flashlight, a blade, and a rope, typical excavation equipment.
‘As expected, he has an artifact on him as well.’
Thomas shouted again at that moment.
“Hey, don’t you understand English? Answer my damn question while I'm asking nicely! You yellow monkey!”
He was intentionally provoking Ju-Heon.
Usually, Ju-Heon would have ignored Thomas.
But it was different this time.
“Hey you. That thing looks nice.”
Thomas was shocked for a moment after hearing Ju-Heon's fluent English, but he scoffed after realizing that Ju-Heon was talking about his pipe.
“You're able to tell that this is a good item. It is a good item because it has a unique ability…no, this isn’t important right now…you are the thief…”
Ju-Heon smiled and shamelessly asked at that moment.
“Why don't you give it to me?”
“I happen to need that right now.”
Thomas questioned if he had heard correctly.
“What did you just say?”
“Are you deaf? Hand it over because I need it.”
Thomas scoffed in disbelief. ‘Is this bastard crazy?’ It happened as Linda and Vivian both realized he looked angry and tried to stop him.
However, Thomas exploded in anger before they could stop him.
“I see, you’re not a damn thief, you're a highway robber!”
Thomas activated his pipe and charged toward Ju-Heon. It would be different if Ju-Heon was a civilian, but Ju-Heon was the one who stole Vivian's artifacts.
“Hand over the artifacts you stole first!”
A suspicious red make-up appeared on Thomas’s face once he activated the pipe and the pipe's surface turned as sharp as a blade.
The pipe that now looked as if it could cut someone's arm off aimed for Ju-Heon but Ju-Heon easily dodged it.
There was more. He didn't seem to realize that he was in a dangerous situation as he calmly assessed the pipe.
‘Lucky. It looks like an A-Grade artifact.’
This should be completely different than his C-Grade knife. This would allow him to easily take the artifact from this tomb and get out!
Ju-Heon who seemed to have gone crazy at that thought kicked Thomas’s chest as his eyes sparkled.
Thomas clutched his chest and fell over. His physique and muscles were much smaller than Thomas’s, but his attack was vicious.
It happened as Thomas properly clenched the sword deciding not to go easy on Ju-Heon for being a civilian.
Yoo Jaeha stopped heading toward the boat and shouted as if he was worried about Ju-Heon, but Ju-Heon just motioned for him to hurry up and prepare the boat. The sharp Yoo Jaeha then started to move like a rat while Thomas shouted toward Linda.
“Linda! What the hell are you doing? Chase him! He's with this bastard!”
Linda nodded her head and quickly chased after Yoo Jaeha. Yoo Jaeha shrieked and ran toward the boat saying he liked a woman chasing him, but not like this.
Thomas used that moment to run toward Ju-Heon again.
“I won’t go easy on you for being a civilian! You damn thief!”
“Okay then, give it a go.”
Thomas was an agent who had trained in martial arts. It was only natural that his physique and martial arts skill were different than regular civilians. Using an artifact on top of that made his strength exponentially stronger than normal. And lo and behold, the way Thomas was swinging the sword sounded as if his strength transcended common sense.
‘There’s plenty of bastards like you in tombs!’
And lo and behold.
Ju-Heon’s kick landed right on Thomas's shin and his cheap hands poked Thomas’s eyes. Thomas could only groan from the burning pain in his eyes.
“Y, you bastard!”
Ju-Heon did not miss that opening, took out the silver axe and struck down toward Thomas.
“Rip him to shreds! Go silver axe!”
The silver axe responded loudly to Ju-Heon’s shout.
“Roooooar! You damn human, I told you to hand me some women!”
It seemed to have a lot of complaints, but it did not matter.
A large amount of energy struck Thomas and sent him flying.
It was impossible to fully disarm Chairman Kwon because of his Achilles’s Armor, but Thomas did not have such an armor.
It was as if he was clothed in newspapers in front of the silver shield.
And lo and behold.
Thomas became naked after everything he had been wearing was ripped up. Jewelry, outerwear, underwear, and artifacts, anything that could be traded for money and is considered property was destroyed.
For some reason, Thomas became extremely anxious and grabbed the spot between his legs at that moment.
Ju-Heon didn't care as to why he did that.
The sword had ended up in Ju-Heon’s hand in the process anyway.
Ju-Heon smiled after seeing the pipe in his hand.
[Valiant Silla Hwarang’s Sword received from the King (A-Grade:Treasure-Grade - Consumable Artifact)]
- Remaining Uses (2594/5000)
It looked like a steel pipe on the outside, but based on the Chinese characters on it, it was Hwarang’s Sword as he remembered. It looked like this right now because it was not in its original form.
However, based on his spy skill, it didn't seem one of the better known Hwarang Member’s swords. If it belonged to people like Gim Yu-sin, Sadaham, or Gim Won-sul, it would definitely be an S-Grade artifact.
‘Well, it’d be useless since I can’t handle S-grade artifacts yet.’
He then heard his talented subordinate’s voice with perfect timing.
“Captain-nim! Get on!”
“Oh, what great timing.”
Boooooooong, a small motorboat was heading toward him and the engine noise started to wake the people on the ship one by one.
However, Yoo Jaeha seemed anxious for some reason. Ju-Heon wondered why but it was because Linda was on the boat as well to hinder Yoo Jaeha who was driving.
Ju-Heon let out a sigh.
Linda put a headlock on Yoo Jaeha while asking where he thinks he's running.
"Stop now! There are many things I want to ask!”
Ju-Heon quickly called out the rope. The bracelet on Ju-Heon’s wrist flashed before quickly turning into the rope and binding Linda.
“Ugh! This thing!”
The rope that was excitedly binding Linda seemed to be saying, ‘human. Are you going to mess with my hot oppa? Are you?’ It seemed to be baring its fangs as it said that.
Ju-Heon tried to leisurely escape the ship and get on the boat. Thomas who was busy covering the spot between his legs started to shout.
“Hey! Linda! What are you doing?! Turn the boat! Now!”
Linda gasped after getting closer and seeing Thomas.
“My goodness, why the hell are you doing a strip show?! Did you get raped or something? Uhh…but the size…why…”
“Will you shut the hell up?” These bastards are thieves! They are not regular citizens! Stab if him you need to but stop the boat!”
‘Stab? Who does he think he is to stab my subordinate?’
Ju-Heon coldly said something in response.
“I guess I don’t need to give you a warning if you can spew such nonsense.”
“You might die because the ship is about to flip over.”
Ju-Heon jumped off the ship as he said that and the ship started to sink.
It had happened in the blink of an eye. The tomb's owner that was aiming for humans used the snakes to sink the ship.
The people on the ship screamed as they fell into the ocean. Most were trained soldiers so they didn't die that easily, but it was still nonetheless a big disaster for them.
“Gaaaaaaaaaaaasp! What the, what the hell is this?!”
Thomas was also a mess from this sudden barrage of water. However, Ju-Heon was able to not get a single drop of water on him. The rope had stretched its body out to become a bar for Ju-Heon to hold to float in the air.
People were screaming all around him. There were fish with sharp teeth charging toward the people in the ocean. The fish were charging as if they were craving living human flesh.
The people swam toward the lifeboats and urgently shouted.
“Ahhh! Get on quickly! Hurry up!”
The tomb’s owner seemed to want to drown all humans here. It could be even angrier after being tricked by Ju-Heon, but Ju-Heon did not care.
He knew they would not die from just this.
Yoo Jaeha who was driving pointed to his side and asked as Ju-Heon easily landed on to motorboat.
"What about this woman? Should we return her to the other guy?”
“No, we don’t have time for that.”
“Then are you planning on throwing her into the water?”
Yoo Jaeha gasped as he asked but Ju-Heon pointed somewhere and gave an order.
“You just steer over there. You see the tree on top of the land? That is the map-type artifact located here.”
“T, that tree?”
Ju-Heon then looked toward Linda who was groaning while bound by the rope. Linda was glaring at Ju-Heon to untie her.
“Mm, mmmmmmmph! Mmmph! (Release me! You pervert!)”
However, Ju-Heon just caressed her body thoroughly and casually stole her artifacts. He then threw her to the back of the boat once he was done with her. He was throwing her as if she was a bag.
Ju-Heon spoke seriously while Linda was in pain.
“Stay there quietly unless you want to see blood gushing out of your neck.”
She was the victim to the rope’s perverted nature, but what could she do? This was her fate.
Yoo Jaeha started to chuckle with an expression that seemed shocked at this development.
"Are you going easy on her because she is a woman?”
Ju-Heon then leisurely sat down next to Linda and looked behind him.
“It's about time they showed up.”
And lo and behold.
Booooooong, there was another motorboat chasing after Ju-Heon. An angry Thomas and Vivian were coming for Linda and Ju-Heon.
“Hey, you thieving bastards!”
Vivian was tightly hugging a pole on the boat as she was afraid that she might fall off the speeding boat while Thomas was wearing a Chinese soldier’s uniform. He must have stolen it from someone.
The boat fervently followed behind them showing their intentions of catching these thieving bastards.
“Linda! Just wait a bit! I’ll save you!”
Ju-Heon then smirked as if he had been waiting for his.
“Time to throw the bait now that the fish are here.”
Ju-Heon then slung Linda over his shoulder as if she was a bag of rice. Linda gasped and started to turn pale.
‘T, there’s no way this bastard is planning to…?’
Ju-Heon then lifted the bound Linda high into the air. Linda could not help but scream.
Linda flailed above Ju-Heon but Ju-Heon ruthlessly threw Linda off the boat.
"Take your belonging back! You stupid musclehead!”
“L, Linda! T, that crazy bastard!”
Thomas and Vivian gasped before heading toward where Linda was drowning. How could she not drown when she was thrown overboard while bound like that?!
An anxious Thomas quickly jumped in and swam toward Linda. Thomas pulled on the rope binding Linda and tried to pull her toward a land mass, but the rope got in his way.
‘This motherf*cking rope! Ugh!’
The rope that was excitedly bothering the two of them slithered back to its master as if it was a water snake after a bit.
Thomas quickly gave Linda CPR and she miraculously survived. The revived Linda shouted toward Thomas.
“Cough, cough! I'm fine so quickly chase after them!”
They quickly returned to the motorboat but it was already too late. Ju-Heon’s motorboat was already disappearing at the distance.
Ju-Heon who watched all this from the distance started to chuckle.
“Well, it's complicated if they die now since they are the Monarch of War's lackies, but I guess they survived.”
There were things those bastards needed to still do for him.
“Captain-nim! We're almost there! It’s that area over there!”
“Yes, keep steering. I'm going to slash it while we’re moving.”
“Huh? Slash it? What are you going to slash? Wait, you're going to slash that thing?!”
The broadleaf tree that seemed to have been here for hundreds of years was as large as most buildings and looked difficult to cut through.
‘How is he going to slash that tree?!’
Ju-Heon didn't care whether Yoo Jaeha gasped or not as he channeled a large amount of dominance into the pipe he stole from Thomas. The shabby pipe flashed before turning into a Hwandudaedo from the Silla dynasty. 
Red marking appeared around Ju-Heon’s eyes and the artifact started to screech as Ju-Heon started to pull the sword out.
He soon had the entire Hwandudaedo drawn.
“Here, there is your prey!”
As the boat passed by the tree, the tree where the map-type artifact was hiding was ruthlessly slashed.