Reader - Chapter 163: The King in the Enemy Camp
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Soo Hyuk responded with a smile when he saw the quest.
“Yes, of course.”
[You have accepted the quest ‘Beyond’s Representative Guild’]
When he accepted the quest, the Marquis expressed his gratitude.
Soo Hyuk opened his mouth.
“How about now?”
“Now? Are you talking about having a meal with the Guild Master of the Reader Guild now?
The Marquis questioned.
Soo Hyuk nodded and replied to Marquis’s words.
“Because my friend is nearby at this moment.”
Soo Hyuk had already contacted Yeon Jeung before coming here.
And he said that he will wait in a nearby city to give advice to him if the information is related to him.
“I think the sooner we can have the talk, the better.”
It’s about the representative guild position.
The sooner they talk about it, the better it would be.
Soo Hyuk finished talking after confirming the Marquis’ reaction.
“If I can talk now, I will be happy.”
“I will be back soon.”
Soo Hyuk stood up from his seat and replied to the Marquis.
Soo Hyuk called him with a sudden thought.
“There might be conflict with the Dokgo Guild members on the way.”
The Dokgo Guild members were already monitoring the mansion.
More people would be watching now.
There was a high probability of collision.
What if they knew that Yeong Jeung had appeared in Beyond?
A large number of people would flock to him.
Nothing is more achievement worthy than killing the Guild Master.
Moreover the image of the Dokgo Guild was currently at rock bottom.
To restore their image, they might make a desperate effort to catch Yeon Jeung.
“I will not interfere in any engagements between guilds.”
The Marquis replied to his words.
To not interfere between guild wars.
That was an implicit rule.
“Oh, of course. If you need an escort…”
“No. It is enough if you just don’t intervene.”
Soo Hyuk replied with a smile and soon left the room and whispered to Yeong Jeung.
-Soo Hyuk: Yeong Jeung!
‘How would the meeting go?’
Yeong Jeung was waiting for his whisper.
He was curious about what kind of conversation Soo Hyuk was having with the Marquis at the moment.
‘Would he be talking about the guild as predicted by him?’
It was then..
-Soo Hyuk: Yeon Jeung!
A whisper came from Soo Hyuk.
-Yeong Jeung: Yes!
Since he was waiting for the whisper, he immediately sent an answer.
-Soo Hyuk: He said he was going to cut off ties with Dokgo Guild.
Yeon Jeung was happy hearing his answer and smiled.
The most important noble at Beyond was the Marquis.
So he is going to change his status.
-Yeong Jeung: Really? It isn’t a lie?
-Soo Hyuk: Really!
His reply made Yeong Jeung laugh.
It was then.
Soo Hyuk: And he wants to give the position of the representative guild of Beyond to us.
Yeong Jeung, who was full of smiles, stopped momentarily as if he was lagging.
He did not show any movement.
‘Give the representative guild position of a major city like Beyond to our guild?’
Soon confusion and surprise appeared on his face.
The representative guild position?
-Yeong Jeung: Are you kidding?
He asked again while thinking that Soo Hyuk must be joking.
-Soo Hyuk: I am not joking, He said that he wants to end his relationship with the Dokgo Guild.
Soo Hyuk: But he said that since the representative guild position cannot be left empty, he decided to give it our guild.
In response to Soo Hyuk’s reply, Yeong Jeung could not say anything.
-Soo Hyuk. So how does the representative guild position sound? You want it?
Yeong Jeung swallowed his saliva at the question and quickly responded.
-Yeong Jeung: Of course.
The representative guild position was a great opportunity.
Opportunity to deal a great blow to the Dokgo Guild.
What if they take the representative guild position from the Dokgo Guild?
It will become a large issue and the Dokgo Guild will suffer tremendous damage, both to their image and strength.
No. If he uses this correctly then he can end this war.
And if the Reader Guild became a representative guild, it would be a great leap for them.
There are no shortcomings so there is no reason to refuse.
-Soo Hyuk: What about the guild members?
-Yeon Jeung: Our primary target was the representative guild position. Everyone will like it.
Moreover if they take over the representative guild position of the Dokgo Guild, they will like it even more.
-Soo Hyuk: Got it. So do you have time to talk right now?
-Yeong Jeung: Now?
-Soo Hyuk: Yes. It’s not something which he can unilaterally provide you, He wants to talk. No?
-Yeong Jeung: No. I don’t have anything to do.
There was nothing for him to do .
He had too much time on his hands.
There was just one thing bothering him.
It was that he had to go to Beyond to have the talk.
Beyond is the territory of the Dokgo Guild.
It needed a little courage to enter Dokgo Guild territory.
-Soo Hyuk: Right. I am outside the mansion and heading towards the warp gate. I think I will arrive at it in 10 minutes.
Yeong Jeung headed towards the warp gate.
-Murong: It’s over. See you at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning.
-Sunbyul: Thank you.
-Murong: No problem, the guild is in a state of crisis. I definitely had to do something, but is Count Seon enough? Will he be able to pressure the Marquis of Beyond?
-Sunbyul: Don’t worry. Did you forget who is behind Count Seon?
-Murong: Do you even plan to make use of Duke of Ilrail?
-Sunbyul: If the Marquis tries to organize against us then we need to as well.
-Murong: I don’t know. You are better at it. Anyways, is there nothing else which I can do to help?
-Murong: Okay. Good work.
Sunbyul smiled after he finished whispering with Murong.
‘I can talk to Count Seon tomorrow.’
And he plans to use the Count to have a meeting with the Marquis of Beyond.
It won’t be easy for the Marquis to refuse if Count Seon asks him.
Behind the count is the Duke of Ilrail.
It was then.
Seeing Salyeong shouting and his facial expression made him frown slightly.
He didn’t knock on the door and his face was full of embarrassment.
“No good. It’s a big deal.”
Salyeong said with his eyes on Sunbyul.
“Yeong Jeung has come to Beyond!”
At his words, Sunbyul asked back with an embarrassed voice.
“Yeong Jeung? That guy came here?”
Sunbyul kept asking the question even though Salyeong said so.
Salyeong nodded and answered his question.
“But there is something strange. He and Soo Hyuk are going towards the residential area?”
Sunbyul mumbled and thought.
‘Are they going to Marquis of Beyond?’
As soon as you pass the residential area, you will be able to see the Marquis’ mansion.
It was obvious that he and Soo Hyuk are going to the residential area to meet the Marquis.
“What are you going to do?”
Sunbyul opened his mouth after ending his thoughts at Salyeong’s question.
“We have to catch him.”
There was nothing to think about.
Of course they have to catch him.
“I thought so!”
Salyeong said with a wide smile at Sunbyul’s reply.
“I already conveyed this to the guild members. Some of them are following them.”
Before coming here, he had already conveyed it to some guild members.
“Okay. Well done.”
“The guys are going to the Marquis’ mansion.”
“Yes? Why to the Marquis’ mansion? Why there?”
Salyeong did not know that Soo Hyuk had already met with the Marquis. Only Sunbyul and Murong know about it.
Salyeong blurred his words and looked towards the sky.
“I’m not sure yet, but you’re probably right.”
“Great! That’s Soo Hyuk, right?”
“He has the bear mask and Reader Guild mark!”
“But why did he come to the warp gate?”
“Is he going back?”
Arriving at the warp gate, Soo Hyuk looked around and sent a whisper to Yeon Jeung.
-Soo Hyuk: Where are you?
-Yeon Jeung: I just arrived at the warp gate!
A reply came from Yeong Jeung and he looked at the exit of the warp gate.
Yeong Jeung was coming out of the exit.
Soo Hyuk waved his hand and greeted Yeon Jeung.
“Huh. What is this? Isnt that Yeong Jeung?”
“The Guild Master of the Reader Guild?”
The users discovered Soo Hyuk’s greeting towards Yeong Jeung and started discussing again.
-Yeong Jeung: What. Why are the users reacting like that?
Yeong Jeung could talk but he just sent a whisper while looking at the roaring users.
-Soo Huyk: The king appeared at the enemy camp. Of course, they are interested.
Soo Hyuk took the lead after answering Yeon Jeung with a whisper.
Yeong Jeung followed him and the other users began to follow the two.
“Where are they going?”
“Arent they going to the Dokgo Guild house?”
-Yeong Jeung: Should we let the users follow us like this.
Yeong Jeung asked Soo Hyuk about the conversation of the users.
-Soo Hyuk: Isn’t it okay for the users to know?
-Yeon Jeung: It’s okay but just in case.
-Yeon Jeung: But why haven’t the Dokgo Guild members appeared?
-Soo Hyuk: Yes.
Soo Hyuk thought while reading Yeong Jeung’s whisper.
‘Why didn’t they show up?’
‘They know for sure.’
Ellie was killed in front of the mansion.
The information must have reached them in reality and by now Dokgo Guild members should know that Soo Hyuk is in Beyond.
Moreover, Yeong Jeung appeared as well.
It wasn’t something which they can’t know about, since the users were following them.
He did not understand why the Dokgo Guild members did not respond.
It was then.
“Soo Hyuk.” said Yeon Jeung.
Soo Hyuk, who was lost in thought, heard Yeong Jeung call him.
“Brats. So you showed up?”
Soo Hyuk turned his head to those words, followed Yeong Jeung’s eyes, and looked ahead.
Numerous people were approaching from the front.
And they had Dokgo Guild members mark on their heads.
“ A lot of people came.”
Soo Hyuk muttered while looking at the Dokgo Guild members blocking their path.
“Can we get through this?”
Asked Yeong Jeung.
“Don’t you see all the people are from the Dokgo Guild?”
Soo Hyuk answered his question with a question.
“No. I see some brats without marks.”
To his response, Soo Hyuk carefully checked the Dokgo Guild members who were blocking their path with a surprised expression.
There were those who didn’t have the guild mark on them.
“Some of the members without the marks were familiar to the eyes. They seem to have deliberately left the guild to avoid the AoE magic. Maybe they are trying to raise his infamy.”
Soo Hyuk thought while looking at Yeong Jeung. He thought about wiping about the Dokgo guild members with AoE magic.
They can be wiped out but the infamy should be kept in mind.
“Do you know the cost of resetting the criminal infamy at the temple?”
“It depends upon the number of crimes but it’s very expensive. Why ask?”
Soo Hyuk blurred his words and saw the Dokgo Guild members.
“Poison Storm. Poison Pit. Poison Fog.”
And began to throw AoE spells towards the Dokgo Guild members one after another.