Chapter 122: Reunion
When he met the person known as the Imperial Sword Rumad, his first impression was that this man was a giant.
He was at least 2m tall with short hair. He was wearing a glaringly red armor with his one hand holding a greatsword leisurely. A child would definitely burst into tears once they glanced at his appearance.
However, this scary looking man was one of the most powerful men in the continent. Even though he was the weakest out of the eight, he could still easily overwhelm and trample the current rankers.
This Rumad was looking at the distant scenery. Not long after, the loud sounds rang from the direction where he was staring.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
It was the sound of trumpets and drums. It meant that the target enemy had been found.
And before Ares could make a move, the GC popped out with notifications.
[Guild Chatting: Red-nim has been forced to log-out.]
[Guild Chatting: Carman-nim has been forced to log-out.]
[Guild Chatting: Coso-nim has been forced to log-out.]
The notifications that he never wanted to hear were heard!
‘……What the hell?’
He was quite taken aback.
There were five troops led by five users who were supported and backed by the empire in that search team. The average level of the troops was Lv300 and all of the users were between Lv300~600. And Red was the leader of the search team.
But all of the users sent there were forced to log-out?
This meant that all of the troops had been taken down.
‘What’s this? Don’t tell me……’
A frown formed on his face.
Don’t tell me that there was something unusual with those users that they picked up from Raven Village?
At that moment, the guild members who had been forced to log out flooded the GC.
[Guild Chatting Red: GM-nim, there’s this guy who’s cosplaying as the Frying Pan Killer. The guy’s totally extraordinary. My Power Arrow bounced off of his armor!]
“The Power Arrow?”
Ares was quite surprised.
The Power Arrow was a powerful skill that could insta kill a Lv350 user when hit on their vital point.
But the armor easily bounced off that Power Arrow?
And the surprise did not end there…
[Guild Chatting Ran: GM-nim, we were beaten by a woman with a whip!]
[Guild Chatting Brae: GM-nim, we couldn’t even touch her! She’s extremely strong. I don’t think that she’s normal, she’s at the standards of a high ranker!]
Ares’ expression turned solemn in a blink of an eye.
Then, one of his guild members approached him.
“GM-nim, don’t you think this user who bounced off the arrow is the same as the Frying Pan Killer from before?”
“Frying Pan Killer? It’s just a high-leveled cosplayer user.”
Ares’ brows continued to furrow in thought. He had seen countless videos about this Frying Pan Killer just recently. At that time, he believed that the Frying Pan Killer would become a powerhouse once he matured and grew up well. However, he couldn’t have such strength in just a short amount of time.
‘It just doesn’t make sense for him to be over Lv200 in just that short amount of time……’
But the guild member dispelled his doubts and proved it to him.
“A screenshot of the Frying Pan Killer was posted a few days ago. It was ranked quite high in the official homepage. And it was in the Salov’s Land which was near Raven Village.”
A user whose level was at most Lv200 easily bounced off Red’s arrow. It was truly an impossible feat but at that moment, an absurd notion flashed through Ares’ mind.
“Wait… A whip?!”
The Frying Pan Killer killed his guild members off together with Rovan. At that time, he assumed that he was a part of the Legend Guild. And then, there was the whip! Once he put them together, he could clearly tell that the woman was Genie.
The woman that was seen together with the Frying Pan Killer was the Legend Guild’s Guild Master!
The time had come for him to kill Genie! He had been waiting for this moment for quite a long time. Ares was also a top ranker so he believed that he could take her down easily. At that moment, he would definitely post a video stomping on her and he would definitely trample on the Legend Guild.
“Rumad-nim, let’s go!”
“Boy. You look chipper, don’t you?”
“Yes. There’s a game I wanted to hunt together with King Varen.”
“Is that so? Keuhahahaha. Sounds fun. Interesting!”
Rumad laughed crazily as they began to move towards the direction where the sound rang.
Then, a whisper came in…
[Kohei: We’ve found King Varen. He’s currently running away with two users. An archer and someone wearing a horned helmet.]
Kohei was wearing a black armor with a bloody sword on his waist as he ran along.
Since he hated being dragged down by plenty of people only the minimum number of people were assigned to follow him. There were six people following behind him to support him.
As he ran along with his troop, they finally saw people running ahead of them. There was a tall man wearing bone armor and a frying pan on his back and another man with a bow on his back. Varen was running together with them looking all tired and ragged with his dusty clothes.
A small smile curled on his lips as he immediately informed Ares the current situation.
[Kohei: We’ve found King Varen. He’s currently running away with two users. An archer and someone wearing a horned helmet.]
[Ares: Please be careful. The user with the frying pan on his back is believed to be the user that’s the talk of the town just recently. It’s an unexpected surprise for us.]
The Frying Pan Killer? Isn’t he the one who defeated Rovan, the user that was famous in Versal?
Kohei’s interest peaked. The fight that he thought was just some boring chase suddenly became interesting. But even if he believed that it had become interesting, the gap between his level and the Frying Pan Killer’s level was still too wide. In addition, he also had a God Class.
The Cursed Knight class was so powerful that it could let him narrow a 100-level gap with his enemies. Even if they blocked his attacks, their arms were bound to rot in an instant with his curse. In other words, just a brush from one of his attacks could easily reduce the power and strength of his opponents. And his debuff abilities were beyond anyone’s imagination.
‘I’ll just play with him.’
He giggled at the thought. He liked watching other users flounder and get flustered with his debuffs.
At that moment, a notification rang…
[A Live Broadcast for the Update will be broadcasted.]
[For users who do not want their face to be exposed, your face will be blurred out and mosaiced as soon as you refuse.]
[You can also choose to remove the mosaic if you wish to in the future.]
It unexpectedly became something fun.
Kohei was someone who wanted to hog all of the attention!
He quickly accepted the notification. He quickly narrowed the distance between him and the fleeing Varen. His bloody sword glowed red as an energy force was fired out from it. A red gas-like energy floated in the air which closely resembled blood. Then, it exploded! The red energy struck the backs of Varen and his escorts.
[A Blind Man’s Despair.]
[The sight of those who got in contact with the blood of despair will be limited.]
His magical attack was so high that it was very difficult for regular mages to reflect or debuff it.
And just like he expected…
The archer that was running suddenly rolled around on the ground even King Varen fell down and tapped the ground with his hands.
“Wh, where are you? Lute! I suddenly lost my sight!”
“Your Highness, it’s me! Where are you?”
‘Keuhahahaha! Look at that King and those uncivilized Koreans!’
Kohei giggled at the sight of them blindly looking for each other.
Just as he was enjoying watching them floundering, Kohei suddenly tilted his head in confusion. The Frying Pan Man user was trembling as his eyes looked down. There was a soboro bread in his hands that was tainted by the Blind Man’s Despair.
‘What the hell?’
Kohei’s head remained tilted as he tried to figure out the man.
“Ugh. Waaaaah. My, my eyes! I can’t see. Hwiiik!”
The man moved in a hurry as he fell down. For Kohei, this sight was quite ridiculous and funny.
He walked slowly towards them as he talked to the soldiers behind him.
“Kill the archer user and capture King Varen. I will kill that guy.”
He gripped his sword tightly as he took one step closer towards the man. He lifted his sword as he prepared to strike down.
‘The Frying Pan Killer isn’t such a big deal. That frying pan looks good, I hope it drops.’
As he thought that, he quickly activated his offensive skill.
[Immediately inflicts a huge damage to the enemy.]
At that moment…
The Frying Pan Killer quickly lifted his sword and parried his strike. His eyes that looked like it lost focus earlier suddenly gained clarity as he glared fiercely at Kohei.
“Does this look fun to you?”
Kohei couldn’t understand the situation that he was in.
‘H, he was clearly… a moment ago…!’
He was definitely struck by my debuff earlier. So how can he move and parry my strike? I never saw him drink any potion or eat anything.
This simply meant one thing…
‘He never got caught in the debuff! He was just acting.’
But what was more surprising to him was…
How can someone that’s below Lv200 escape my debuff?!
“You damn bastard! Who the hell are you?!”
Kohei fiercely asked him.
Hyonam, who just came out of the capsule room, looked utterly disappointed.
Just in time, his friend Hyunsoo, also came out of the capsule.
“Hey, let’s skip college today!”
“Shit. I can’t! Last time, my mom almost chased me out of the house in just my underwear. I’ll be in huge trouble if I do it again.”
Hyonam also wanted to have a lot of fun in Athenae but he had no choice.
In the meantime, they saw a crowd gathering in the capsule room’s rest area.
Hyonam tilted his head in confusion as he followed the flow of the crowd. The moment he entered the rest area, he saw a man projected on the huge TV screen. The man’s voice boomed loudly as the phrase that he just uttered appeared on the screen.
[Athenae. Northern Continent Update!]
The people around him were staring at the screen intently. When he turned his head around, he heard the owner of the capsule room saying…
“I saw the live broadcast on the internet and I casted it on the TV right away.”
The owner looked quite cute as if he was asking for a ‘Good job’ from the people in the rest area. Hyonam turned his head back on the screen as subtitles appeared while the Northern Continent flashed on the screen.
[An Unknown Part of the World!]
[Two Conflicting Empires!]
[A Battle for Survival!]
A man’s face appeared on the screen.
[The man who needs to survive. Varen, the King of Northern Continent’s Valkyrie Kingdom!]
[And the chasers that are after him, trying their best to capture him!]
The attention of the people were focused on the word chasers as the situation on the screen changed and another man’s face appeared. It was Kohei.
“Huh, that fXcking bastard!”
“That shitty head is a stinking punk!”
“Omg…… Just looking at the video on the screen… he’s ugly! Even his pores are ugly!”
“But can he show his face just like that?”
“Look over there. There’s a small text saying ‘We have asked for the user’s consent, the users can choose to mosaic their faces before the broadcast starts’ was what it said.”
The capsule room was suddenly filled with insults and criticisms. They had no choice but to just do it. Even Kohei himself said that he was an abomination. He even uploaded videos of users who were affected by his debuff abilities and giggled as he said ‘Chiksyo~’ in Japanese.
Plenty of Korean netizens frowned at his actions. Even if he was a domestic user right now, he still did such atrocious behavior without any care in the world.
But there was one thing that they were sure of.
“Didn’t he kill Maestro not too long ago?”
Maestro was one of the users with the legendary class! He was at Lv400 when Kohei hunted him successfully. He even stood in front of him and said ‘Bakayaro!’ and laughed maniacally.
They had no choice but to admit that he was strong.
Soon, the video panned and showed another man’s face.
[And there are those that want to protect! This is a bloody battle between those who want to protect and those who want to take away!]
The screen changed again, it showed the forest in a third-person perspective. It showed Varen, an archer user, and a user with a frying pan on his back as Kohei chased them down.
The archer user looked like he was mosaiced while the user with the frying pan had his face covered with a helmet. On the contrary, since Varen was an NPC, his face was shown clearly. They did not need to get any approval or rejection from him after all.
They saw Kohei shoot a bloody energy towards the three of them.
The glaringly red bloody energy exploded. It resulted with the King, the archer and the frying pan user to be in a state of panic and confusion.
“Ah……! No! No way!”
“That bastard! He’s smiling again! Awooo! I’m so angry!”
Everyone was left speechless at his atrocious actions. Even the users who did not belong to Eivelis Empire frowned at his actions. They believed that both the users would be forced to log out as King Varen was taken away.
“Ah. I don’t want to watch anymore!”
Even though Athenae was just a game, it was still so vivid that it could give the people the chills.
Hyonam closed his eyes tightly to avoid such a gruesome scene. He didn’t want to watch Kohei play around with them as they struggled to survive.
Then, a sound was heard loud and clear in the capsule room.
It was definitely the sound of a sword being parried. When Hyonam opened his eyes he could see his friend Hyunsoo shaking his fist as he exclaimed.
The man who blocked Kohei’s words said…
[Does this look fun to you?]
It was exactly what everyone in this room wanted to say!
Kohei looked at him in surprise as he shouted at him.
[You damn bastard! Who the hell are you?!]
The man did not answer but just showed him through his actions.
[Spark, spark, spark!]
The man’s sword pushed against Kohei’s and created countless sparks. Great tension suddenly fell around them as the air vibrated wildly that even the dust started to fly around.
Then, the man said coldly…
[Rampant Sword. Connection (Inherit).]
[Bakayaro] If you have watched anime you might be familiar with these words. It means stupid in Japanese. He’s taunting the domestic players by saying those words to them. So the netizens feel a bit of hatred for him. Back
[Chiksyo] It means damn it in Japanese. Back
Food Discussion Corner
Soboro Bread (소보로빵) – Korean streusel bread. A sweet bread with a streusel like upper crust. Back
Oh boy, it’s on now! Nobody messes with Minhyuk’s food. The ones who have aren’t around anymore…
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