Chapter 39 Overdrive, Activate!

‘Overdrive’, which can be used from level 30, was a skill of the buff concept that increased the total ability of the user by 40%.

Kang Chul-In acquired this ability by discovering and exploring an ancient ruin, from the excavation, and since then he has swept into the battlefield as a Sovereign, a powerful force. In other words, Overdrive was the base and source of Kang Chul-In’s armed might.

Kang Chul-In, who activated the overdrive, has nothing to fear. Peacock Dragon? At that moment, it’s just a sandbag!

Kathud!

Kang Chul-In’s fist struck the abdomen of the Peacock Dragon.

– Urgh!

Surprisingly, the giant body of the Peacock Dragon was wobbling.

“Hit and kill.”

Kang Chul-In did not draw a sword. Only two fists, the Peacock Dragon was ‘crushed’ with bare hands.

Bwak, bwok!

Everytime a simple punch hit the body of the Peacock Dragon, the Peacock Dragon rolled over in the basin with strange sounds.  It was a scene that was unbelievably unrealistic and amazing.

“7 seconds.”

Kang Chul-In remembered the Overdrive’s time limit and rushed his attacks.

Overdrive was a crazy skill that consumed significant quantities of mana per second. Even after eating a Dragon Heart, it was hard to sustain it longer than 10 seconds. He had to finish it during that time.

– Kiieakk!

The Peacock Dragon spread her wings open widely with a strange sound. It was obvious that Kang Chul-In’s attack was so brutal that she tried to fly away to the air.

“Where are you going?”

Kang Chul-In had no intention of releasing the Peacock Dragon.

Kang Chul-In jumped up on the right wing of the Peacock Dragon like a lightning bolt. And he caught the corresponding part of the Peacock Dragon’s shoulder joint.

Keeak!

The red blood burst out while the right wing of the Peacock Dragon was ripped off. Kang Chul-In’s marvelous strength was power that could make your jaw drop, there was no other way to explain it.

Kang Chul-In immediately got off the Peacock Dragon’s back and landed in a good posture, then jumped back towards the crazy Peacock Dragon. All of them happened in only less than two seconds.

“Done.”

Kang Chul-In knew that there was not much time given.

Soon the mana was about to run out. Now, he had to end it.

Bwak!

The two fists of Kang Chul-In knocked out the Peacock Dragon.

Bwabak!

The speed of his fists was the speed of light. Kang Chul-In’s fists were so fast that no one knows how many punches per second he made. They also contained powerful destructive power.

– Kyaaooo!

The Peacock Dragon was unilaterally devastated by the punches of Kang Chul In, which was not suitable for her big body. Even Peacock Dragon was nothing but a mere sandbag in front of Kang Chul-In with overdrive.

“Urgh!”

For the first time, groaning sound came out of Kang Chul-In’s mouth.

Blargh!

The bandage that Podorski bundled tightly pulled off and the red blood poured out. The dynamic movement made the stitched wound tear.

Kang Chul-In did not let it bother him.

He did not stop even though the blood flowing from his side.

He had the toughness to crush his enemy while ignoring his wound.

“I’m going.”

By the time the duration of Overdrive was almost over, Kang Chul-in stretched out his fist once for all.

Baam!

The Peacock Dragon’s body leaned to the side and fell with a heavy sound.

Patt!

Kang Chul-In leapt off the ground.

– Cluck?

The Peacock Dragon found Kang Chul-In on her back. So she shook her head to throw him off. But Kang Chul-In’s attack ended that.

Khajick!

Kang Chul-In’s fist pierced through the skull of the Peacock Dragon. The spark then sprang up and Kang Chul-In’s remaining mana flowed into the brain of the Peacock Dragon. Intraburst, the technique that ended the male Peacock Dragon was again activated!

Pong!

The results were the same as before.

Ka-thud.

The Peacock Dragon, which the head was blown apart, became a dead body and laid her enormous body in the basin.

“Huu… huu…”

Kang Chul-In, who walked on the ground, gasped his rough breath.

Swollen muscles, bloody eyes, shaking shoulders, and blood dripping from both hands. Kang Chul-In now was like a beast, an angry beast.

“Lord!”

Lucia ran towards Kang Chul-In.

“I, I was worried. Sob..! My Lord…. sob..sob…!”

Lucia, who ran to Kang Chul-In’s embrace, sobbing and wailing. In just 10 seconds, she felt her heart choked and stomped endlessly.

“Stop.. Get off me.”

On the other hand, Kang Chul-In was burdened and felt like he was dying because of Lucia, who suddenly come to his embrace. Lucia’s weight was unbearable for him who had been completely exhausted. He could have collapsed.

“I’m okay.”

Kang Chul-In pushed Lucia slightly and stood firmly on his legs.

“Gen… General… you won.”

“Such a monster… How could you to that huge monster…”

“Win… We won!”

“Waaaa! General!!”

“Waaaaa!”

The adventurers jumped in towards Kang Chul-In.

“Damn.”

For Kang Chul-In, the flocking adventurers who gathered like dogs were more pressuring than the dead Peacock Dragon, but he could not run away. Now it was really the time for him to rest.

So, the hunting of the Peacock Dragon came to an end.

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Kang Chul-In did not return quickly.

Kang Chul-In knew that if you started anything, you should finish it well.

The return of Kang Chul-In and the adventurers was very relaxed and calm.

First, they had to move the Peacock Dragon’s body.

Kang Chul-In sent Podorski to Laputa to call up eight large wagons and loaded the dead bodies of the Peacock Dragons.

Unfortunately, except for the Dragon Heart, the dead body of the female Peacock Dragon had little value, so it was divided into two pieces to be loaded to two large wagon.

By the way… When the female’s belly had been sliced open, there were three big eggs that surprised everyone. Kang Chul-In ordered the adventurers to take care of the eggs well. Peacock Dragon’s eggs had a lot of uses.

Compared to the females, the male Peacock Dragon’s body was treated better.

The expensive and colorful feather that reached 12 meters, was the symbol of the Peacock Dragon hunting by Kang Chul-In. Even if only to show off the dignity of the Sovereign to the people, the body of the male Peacock Dragon had to be fully preserved. Because of that, Podorski had to sew together all the pieces of the Peacock Dragon’s head that was blown apart.

“Where are we going?”

Billy asked Podorski, who was carrying the body of the male Peacock Dragon.

“I go to my homeland. Go back to your hometown after a rest for a few days.”

“To your homeland? Is there any place for a person to live?”

“You’ll know if you go.”

For the Sovereign Class, their existence is unknown to the public and there was no way for them to know about it.

It was the same for the other adventurers, but Kang Chul-In and other people of Laputa just responded the same, you will know when you go. Because Kang Chul-In’s instructions said that rather than explain it in detail it would be better if they see, hear, and feel it by themselves.

“Lucia.”

While taking care of the Peacock Dragon’s body, Kang Chul-In called Lucia secretly.

“Wash it off.”

“……!”

Lucia’s face grew hot.

“I… Lord… Uh, how…”

“……?”

“I…I… still….”

Because she seemed to have misunderstood something, Kang Chul-In explained what he wanted exactly with his eyes closed.

“Just literally like what I said, let’s wash it.”

“……!”

“I can’t return with this beggar-look.”

“Ah…!”

It was Kang Chul-In, whose name became the Triumphant Sovereign. Considering the crowds, there was a need to return in a clean appearance.

“My body still doesn’t work well. So, I need help. If you feel uncomfortable, I will ask Podorski or Billy.”

“Oh, no no! I will do it!”

“Then, please.”

“Yes.. My Lord”

Kang Chul-In and Lucia found a stream nearby.

“I just need you to wash my upper body only, so don’t worry.”

Kang Chul-In, who said that, took off the coat he was wearing.

“Haaa…..”

Lucia, who saw it, can only moan inside (she clamped her mouth shut).

Kang Chul-In’s body was beautiful. Also, it was like a sculpture.

The white broad shoulders, the rock-hard abs, the muscles which are not too small nor big, just the right size, and moreover the inverted triangle make his body perfectly balanced. Kang Chul-In’s body has the charm that make any woman can only see it in awe.

“Lucia.”

“…….”

“Lucia?”

“…yes? Lord? did you call me?”

“What are you thinking so deeply like that?”

“Ah, no, sir.”

“Please help me start from the wound site.”

“Yes, Lord.”

Lucia hid her shamed and embarrassed feeling and quickly moved her hands to touch Kang Chul-In’s wound.

She removed the bandages that was soaked with blood, poured the potion, added the regenerative power to the wound, cleaned it with cloth, and covered it with the new bandage. A series of processes just as good as any doctor or nurse.

“Lord, the blood still….!”

“Cover it with more bandage.”

“Alright.”

Finally, after she bandaged it several times then the blood barely stopped.

“Don’t you feel hurt? How can you not let out even a moan?”

“This kind of wound.. was nothing at all.”

“Amazing”

“it’s not amazing. Next please wash my hair and face.”

“Yes, Lord.”

Kang Chul-In was able to finish cleaning himself with Lucia’s help.

“In black.”

Kang Chul-In shook his head when Lucia was trying to hand over the white clothes.

“Pardon? Since you have been victorious, of course it is the pure white clothes….”

“Are you going to let the people see the blood?”

“Ah…!”

“No one should be aware of my injuries.”

“How come you think so far?”

“The Sovereign that reveals his weakness, is not more than a third-rate. Even if I die tomorrow, I have to look good today, that is the weight in life that a Sovereign has to bear.”

“……!”

In his remarks, Lucia once again realized that Kang Chul-In was extraordinary.

“Indeed, my Lord is really a Sovereign to the bone.”

Kang Chul-In’s words were the word that usually could be said by a king.

It was an opportunity to make Lucia fully trust (though she already believed it) Kang Chul-In’s words, he who was the Overlord in the past.

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Kang Chul-In said that he would take care of the bodies of the dead adventurers neatly and give them a brief funeral at Laputa.

He also promised to give some compensations to the bereaved families when he returned to Earth.

The adventurers were impressed and satisfied with Kang Chul-In’s meticulous care.

No one complained.

It was purely their choice to join the Peacock Dragon hunting and not because there was a push or threat by Kang Chul-In.

“Let’s go.”

Kang Chul-In, who had been cleaned, turned to Laputa.

“Depart!”

Podorski shouted.

The procession began to continue.

Kang Chul-In led the way, Lucia stood in a position slightly behind him. After that, two tiers of the adventurers followed up.

Kang Chul-In led the wagon carrying the bodies of the Peacock Dragons which were brought by 10 soldiers and 4 bulls, in addition, he was escorted by 20 soldiers lined up on both sides.

“Lord, are you alright?”

“I’m fine. Don’t mind me.”

Lucia was worried about Kang Chul-In, but Kang Chul-In maintained his dignity like a frozen statue without as much as an eyebrow twitching. It was impossible to find traces of injury from that look.

The travel time was not long.

It takes about 2 hours to walk from Cyprus Forest to the destination, and the party was able to arrive at the entrance gate of Laputa soon.

“What?”

“Where are you going?”

“Is there any place could be the General’s place?”

The adventurers shook their heads.

“Lucia, go and get my soul core”

“Yes!”

Lucia flew away and disappeared somewhere at Kang Chul-In’s command.

“……!”

“.…!”

The adventurers were surprised.

Since Lucia suddenly disappeared in front of them, they were like that.

Lucia came back in less than 10 minutes and handing a luxurious sword to Kang Chul-In. It was the main controller of Laputa, the Soul Core.

Kang Chul-In, the owner of the Soul Core, slightly looked around the adventurers. The adventurers were bewildering because they do not know how things are going now.

“They seemed shocked.”

While thinking like that, Kang Chul-In released the hide function of the land using Soul Core.

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Total maintenance time: 467 hours.

Total maintenance cost: 233.5 gold (0.5 gold per hour)

Do you want to deactivate the hide function? (Yes / No)? Yes

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As soon as he press ‘Yes’, 233.5 gold in the inventory disappeared in a moment, and the land’s hidden function was immediately deactivated.

Phajik, Phajijik!

The shroud that surrounded the land began to unravel, and the appearance of Laputa from the top of the Sky Fortress gradually began to show up.

“Wooww….!”

“What, what is that…!”

The pupils of the adventurers, who looked at all of that, widened.

And… from the inside of the land, a thunderous applause and cheers burst out.

It was fun!

Author’s words

I give thanks to all readers who showed patience. Now for the time being, there is no monster hunting. Although there is a very important dungeon exploration event.. that will be the story after the episode ‘East Plain Battle’

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