Chapter 88: The Monarchs gathered in one spot (3)

“I don’t know.”

Richard and Chairman Kwon questioned their hearing after hearing that.

“Wait, what did you say?”
“I said, I don't know!”

Richard and Chairman Kwon were wondering why this guy was acting like this. Edward was their close business partner after all.

He should know what they want right now!

‘Why is this idiot acting so capricious?’

Richard started to grind his teeth and responded, not knowing that Edward had gone over to Ju-Heon’s side.

“Edward, I'm going to pretend that our partnership never existed if you act this way.”

Edward loudly scoffed as if he found the situation ridiculous.

“What? Partnership? What are these idiots saying?!”
“Edward!”
“Hmph! Who was it that ignored my calls when I asked for help because I had to live as a homeless person with Keira chasing me?”
“……..!”

Edward had pouty duck lips as if he was extremely upset.

“These bastards talk about being brothers when they need something but shut their doors when someone is in need! Get lost! I'm not going to work with people like you!”
“Edward!”
“Compared to that, this young man helped me out in my difficult times so that I could recover.”

Chairman Kwon and Richard’s hands were shaking as Edward laughed and looked at Ju-Heon.

“Edward…! This isn't a place for an illegal arms dealer and a little kid to act up!”
“Hmph, this isn't a place for a stupid phone salesman like you to act up. You evil bastards.”
"What?”
“You guys are failing so hard because you are treating future businessmen who might overtake you in the future.”
“What? Businessmen?”
"What’s wrong? Did you think you're the only one with a company?”

Richard and Chairman Kwon looked flustered after hearing Edward’s comment. It was understandable as Edward was an illegal arms dealer who had broken the law many times.

But what?

“Are you joking? A puny broker like you calls yourself a businessman? And this little kid?”

Ju-Heon chuckled and sneered at them as they looked at him in shock.

“Have you heard about Grave Corporation?”
“……..!”

They soon started to frown.

They had heard about it.

They had heard about the crazy people who were absorbing technically talented companies in each specialty by offering them extremely great conditions. There were many companies that wanted to be contacted or partner with it because the conditions were so good. This damn company was absorbing buyers who had a tight hold on each market and infiltrating each market at a scary pace.

There was a quiet but already well-known rumor that although nobody knew what the company was trying to do, this company was pushing the name of Grave Corporation.

But why was he mentioning that now?

“So you are behind that crazy company?”

Ju-Heon started to laugh as if to provoke him.

“I guess I might as well purchase TKBM in the near future.”

‘This arrogant bastard!’

It seemed as if this bastard was partnering with Edward to start a business and cause a lot of issues.

However, they were still just an illegal arms dealer and a kid with no backing.

There was no way they could do anything.

“Ho, I don’t know what the hell the two of you are planning but do you really think it’ll be hard for me to trample on you?”
“I dare you to try then. You'll just be the fools trying to trample the Holten family.”
"W, what?”
“The Holten family are the investors for Grave Corporation. They’re paying close attention to it so don't get crushed trying to fight them.”
“…..!”

They couldn’t hold up their poker faces any longer.

It was because they knew about the Holten family's wealth. Actually, it was not just their wealth. They knew that the Holtens had a vast amount of economic influence and societal connections.

‘Damn it. Why the hell did it have to be them?!’

Edward started to laugh out loud.

Honestly speaking, Ju-Heon just wanted to create a small business item using the Herb of Eternal Youth. He asked for the Holten’s help regarding the labor force, research team, and distribution networks he thought would be difficult to breach.

But those areas did not seem to be easy for the Holtens as well as they thought about it for a while and answered this way.

‘Ah, whatever. Let’s just buy some companies and put them to work. Also.’
‘A small business is fine but you are our benefactor. We will gift it to you as a token of our thanks.’

The Holtens then easily prepared a strong foundation for the artifact-related business Ju-Heon wanted.
That was the story behind Grave Corporation that had suddenly and fiercely appeared in the world.

Ju-Heon was realistically the owner with the most shares of the company. Edward was just hired as the public representative.

Edward started to laugh as he asked a question.

“TKBM is trying to run a tomb-related business too, right? Let’s see how well you can do.”
“Edward!”
“Of course, I don’t know how well you two will run that business without my network.”
“You traitor!”

They started to grind their teeth.
They never expected Edward to act like this.

It was at that moment.

“So you are saying it is true that the Holtens have started investing in tomb-related issues.”
“This is big! Even people who were extremely anti-artifacts have changed their minds!”

The reporters were writing this down as it was a great story.

It was because people in the world were currently fighting over whether artifact-related businesses would be profitable or not. It was only normal that having large corporations and extremely wealthy families getting involved would focus their attention on it.

Their involvements changed the level of money involved.

The reporters were almost spitting as they started to rip apart Chairman Kwon and Richard.

“Then Chairman-nim! Professor! Are the plagiarism and mind control issues true then?!”
“< Mind control > ability is an extremely serious ability as we recently saw with the Lieutenant General Keira situation!”
“If it is true, it’ll be difficult for you to avoid criticism as well…!”

Chairman Kwon shouted in an annoyed voice.

“Like I said, it’s not true!”

Richard seemed to have given up as he smiled and approached Julian.

“It’s a bit noisy here so let’s keep talking somewhere else.”
“Yes. There is too much interference.”

However, Julian cut them off.

“There’s no need.”
“!”

Richard and Chairman Kwon turned their heads toward him in shock after he cut them off without any hesitation.

"What?”
“The reason for all the interference is not because of the location but the two of you it seems.”
“!”

Julian turned around without any hesitation.

“Let’s pretend this discussion never happened.”
“W, what?!”

Richard and Chairman Kwon were the only ones shocked by his reaction.

“Hey, are you trusting what those bastards are saying right now? You're more easily influenced than we expected.”
“You’re the one who will lose out if we end our discussion like this!”

Yoon Shi Woo shouted as well.

“Even if it was only a verbal contract, this is still a breach of contract!”

Julian didn’t even snort at that threat.

“Feel free to sue me if you wish. I just have no desire to sign a contract with you any longer.”
"Wait! We’ll give you even better contract conditions!”
“I do not need it.”
“Ho!”

Ju-Heon started to laugh thinking that this odd iron wall was still the same inflexible person who didn’t care for threats or flattery.

But it happened at that moment.

Julian who seemed to be walking away from them peeked toward Ju-Heon. Honestly speaking, Julian was quite curious about Ju-Heon who had suddenly appeared.

Whether it was the plagiarism incident or the mind control thing… The fact that he could be so confident about that might mean that he had an analysis-type artifact like his own.

Either that, or he was a shameless scammer.

He didn't know which it was, but either way…

‘Seo Ju-Heon…they said his name was Seo Ju-Heon, right?’

He had an extremely high level of Dominance.

The other thing he was certain about was that this guy seemed a bit different than most artifact users.

‘He's being protected by an extremely heinous artifact. It’s shaped like a crow?’

He could see it clearly because of Zhuge Kongming's artifact.

That was why he became curious about Ju-Heon.

“What's your name?”

Ju-Heon lightly scoffed at him.

“Figure that out on your own.”
“………..”

It made him wonder what was wrong with this person. But Ju-Heon walked over to Julian and whispered the following.

“You have a younger sibling, right?”
“!”

Julian almost jumped in shock.

Ju-Heon smiled at that reaction.

“Should I tell you where she is?”

Ju-Heon had no plans on working together with Zhuge Kongming. Their personalities didn't mesh for numerous reasons.
However, he didn't want this punk working for anybody else either. Ju-Heon would need to get rid of him if he ended up working for the enemy.

‘That is why the best thing would be for him to hand the artifact over to me.’

“I know you are looking for your younger sister. I'll tell you where she is.”

‘In return, hand over Zhuge Kongming's artifact to me.’

Ju-Heon was smiling.

He knew that his sister was Zhuge Kongming’s weakness. He had started using artifacts to find his younger sister and that was the reason he had ended up under Chairman Kwon in the past as well.

He also knew that Julian was a very good and reliable older brother who would even give up his artifact for his younger sister.

Of course, he was not planning on saying he would find his younger sister for him and put him to use as Chairman Kwon had done. He was planning on doing a proper business transaction.

‘Alright, so bite.’

However…

He heard an unexpected sigh.

“Thanks for the offer but it is already useless.”
“?”
“I don’t know how you learned about that, but I already found my sister.”
“!”
“And.”

Julian let out a deep sigh.

“My sister died in front of me a month ago.”

Ju-Heon started to frown.

‘Finding his sister is one thing but she’s already dead?’

“Was it really your sister?”
“It really was my sister. But thank you for thinking of her.”

Julian then walked away from Ju-Heon. Ju-Heon started to think once he was gone.

‘Why?’

Julian was supposed to be baited by Chairman Kwon into working for him because he couldn't find his sister right now. But his sister was dead?

‘Dead my ass. I found her working as a celebrity and brought her to you myself.’

That happened about 10 years from now. That was why his sister should have been alive until at least 10 years later.

‘What the hell happened? Perhaps…’

It seemed as if he would need to dig deeper into this issue. However, it was at that moment.

“You seem to have a terrible hobby of getting in people's way.”

Chairman Kwon who barely managed to get away from the rapid fire questions of the reporters was grinding his teeth at Ju-Heon.

“How dare you defame someone like that.”

Ju-Heon started to laugh.

"What’s wrong? I didn't say anything false. Old man.”

Chairman Kwon seemed to be extremely angry as he channeled a large amount of Dominance.

Boom!

The artifact of conquest had been activated.

“Nicely said. Then why don't we give it a go? Let’s see if you can get out of my Dominance!”

It was at that moment.

A bleak aura filled the closed party hall and the gazes of the people inside started to change. They then all started to glare at Ju-Heon, Yoo Jaeha, and Edward.

Ju-Heon started to laugh.

‘The Conqueror’s Dominance is out.’

It was at that moment.

“One moment please! TKBM Chairman-nim! I must take care of that bastard myself!”

Austin Rockefeller had unexpectedly appeared. Ju-Heon scoffed while looking at him.

“What the hell? They let you go? You molester.”
“It’s obvious since I am not a molester! You motherf*king!”

Ju-Heon thought he didn’t need to pay any attention to this fool.

As Ju-Heon calmly tried to use an artifact to escape…

Boom!

[Warning. A strong aura that can split the world is threatening you.]

Austin Rockefeller was grinding his teeth as he took out a book.

“You bastard. You'll have to participate in my missionary activity too!”

[The Avesta of Zoroastrianism (Sacred Text) - (SS-Grade: Divine-Grade - Possession Artifact)]

Zoroastrianism was said to be the base for Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam. In simple terms, it was a religion-type artifact. And that artifact released a strong aura.

Ju-Heon's eyes sparkled as he looked at it.

Why?

‘Something is weird. The < Monarch of Evangelism > is supposed to have that.’

The Four Emperors among the fifteen monarchs who stood above all artifact users.

One of them was the Monarch of Evangelism.

That was the artifact belonging to the Islamic man of the Four Emperors who was famous as a religious sect leader.

So why did he have this artifact?

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Name changed to Julian to make it more German.