Reader - Chapter 180
Periodic natural disasters occur in Heaven’s Lake.
A wide variety of natural disasters such as typhoons and earthquakes.
The exact cycle is not known, even to Yeon Jeung.
So, he said to leave this place quickly.
When a natural disaster occurs, you can’t go anywhere.
Soo Hyuk started to chase after Yeon Jeung.
“Oh, why don’t they show up… …”
Yeon Jeung muttered with a frown on his forehead.
The reason why Yeon Jeung furrowed his brow, was because monsters were not appearing.
It’s Heaven’s Lake where natural disasters occur, but it’s not that monsters don’t live here.
Various monsters inhabit Heaven’s Lake.
And the fact that the monsters were not visible was a sign of a natural disaster.
It was then, the ground shook.
The shaking disappeared shortly after.
“… … Sifang.”Yeon Jeung swore.
“It seems to be an earthquake.”
No monsters are visible and the ground shook.
Yeon Jeung was convinced that an earthquake would occur soon because of these two things.
And Yeon Jeung’s thoughts were exactly right.
[An earthquake occurs in the entire area of Heaven’s Lake.]
Soon a message appeared, and the ground was incomparably larger than before.The place started to shake.
“As I said earlier! I’ll contact you!”Yeon Jeung shouted and disappeared from the place.
Yeon Jeung has logged out.
He said he would log out in case of a natural disaster. It was not inevitable, but there was no reason not to avoid it.
Of course, Soo Hyuk didn’t log out immediately like he said. Soo Hyuk, who wondered what the earthquake felt like and how it was implemented, felt the earthquake for a while.
‘That’s why he asked to log out.’
At first, even if a natural disaster occurs, he wondered how to move forward a little.
Soo Hyuk shook his head. He thought he knew why his head shook. It was difficult to balance because of the constantly shaking ground. He couldn’t stand up and go.
Soo Hyuk, who had a rough impression of how the earthquake was implemented, logged out like Yeon Jeung. Soo Hyuk from Capsule sat down in front of the computer and he accessed the official website.
‘Because I also leveled up.’
It was to check the available libraries.His level had risen significantly and it was expected to rise in the future. There are still many libraries available now, but they will increase more and more in the future.
Soo Hyuk immediately entered the blog of the “Infinite Doctor”.
Recently, the Librarian of Wuhan confirmed the “library usage conditions”.
Title: Library terms and conditions
Soo Hyuk scrolled down and began to check the available libraries. ‘There’s a lot.’
Is it because his level had risen? Certainly, there were more libraries available than before.
‘I think 500 will be difficult and 400 will definitely be achieved.’
His current level is 325. His level was increasing, but it seemed difficult to achieve 500.This is because the time it takes to level up is increasing. But 400 was feasible.
Soo Hyuk started looking at not only the currently available libraries but also the libraries that are not available now, but likely to be available after completing the quest in the future.
Marquis Islak, commander of the Rail Plains Pioneer Base, was looking at the desk. There was a necklace on the desk and Islak’s eyes were full of sadness as he looked at the necklace.
‘Hernes… …The owner of the necklace was Hernes, Islak’s youngest daughter. His youngest daughter, who was so precious, was murdered on her first birthday after she became an adult by Pain, a butcher who belongs to Kranus, a group of murderers and is active in the Fade Empire.
Islak did everything he could to capture Pain and his gang .But was it because the power of the marquis he was scared? Pain and the gang went into hiding. They disappeared without a trace. The Marquis of Islak always regretted not catching Pain.
‘This time for sure… …’
But the opportunity came. He found out the hideout where Pain and his gang were hiding. It was the Damp Wetlands right next to the Rail Plain.
“Reyol.” Islak looked at the necklace and called the lieutenant “Reyol”.
“Yes.”Reyol, who was waiting next to him, quickly answered the call.
“What happened to the gathering of the 1st Knights?”
Islak was planning to lead the knights and go to the Damp Wetlands. The Damp Wetlands were unexplored, but it didn’t matter.
The hard thing in pioneering was to root out the monsters, but the monsters themselves weren’t that threatening. Islak’s knights were strong.
“They’re waiting outside.”
“What about Roul-nim?”
Knights weren’t the only ones going to the Damp Wetlands. Wizards were also with him. Just because the monsters aren’t threatening doesn’t mean there’s no risk.
“It is said that he has just arrived.”
After hearing Reyol’s answer, Islak stood up. Then came out of the tent.
When Islak came out, the 1st Knights Commander Emion Jajak and the 1st Knights Knights who were waiting outside the tent knelt and took a bow. Roul, who was next to him, also bowed his head slightly to greet him.
Having confirmed that all the summoned people had come, Islak left the base as it was, leading Roul and the 1st Knights. After leaving the base, Islak headed to the location where he heard from the person who brought the necklace. There was a soldier’s body. Standing in front of the soldier’s body, Islak bowed his head to silence.
If it weren’t for this soldier, he wouldn’t have gotten it. Islak, who celebrated the death of the soldier with a moment of silence, ordered two knights to recover the soldier’s body, and began to follow the trail and retrace the soldier’s path and the knights followed.
Poisonous frogs and poison lizards appeared, but they disappeared after being brutally slaughtered by the swords of the knights. After following the trail while slaughtering poison frogs and poison lizards, Islak was able to reach his destination soon.
Caves and houses near the caves were in sight. It was clear that the hideout for Pain and the gang was here. Islak clenched his teeth. Finally, it was time for revenge. Islak raised his hand. Then the knights pulled out their swords and looked at the hideout with wide eyes.
Soon, Islak lowered his hand. Then the knights raided the hideout.
“… … There is nothing!”
“The same is true here!”
However, there was no one in the hideout.It was empty. At the report of the knights, Islak frowned.
‘Did he escape?’
Even if he left hunting, he had to keep one person. But the absence of even a single person meant that the shelter had been abandoned. His heart started to feel crushed again because he missed him. It was then.
“Commander! There are tracks here!”
At the cry of a knight, Islak quickly headed to the place where the cry had been heard. Arriving at the knight’s place, Islak was able to find numerous tracks. Numerous footprints and weapon marks. It was clear that the gang was staying in the hideout. Islak led Roul and the knights and walked along the trail.
Islak, moving along the trail, stopped in place.
‘Is it spread here… …’
It was divided into as few as one and as many as four. Islak ordered the knights to be divided and tracked each of the paths. With Roul, Islak moved in the footsteps of the four.
‘… … dead bodies?’
Shortly thereafter, Islak was able to find the bodies. Islak checked the left wrists of the corpses.
A black butterfly, the symbol of Kranus, was painted on the left wrist. The gang was confirmed. Islak confirmed the reason for the death of the gang.
‘Because he was pierced by a spear?’
After checking the corpse, Islak looked up and laughed. The only wound was a small hole in the stomach. He didn’t understand that he was dead even though he wasn’t pierced in an important organ.
‘It’s not a weapon… …’
It is not a hole created by a weapon.
“Roul-nim? It looks like magic, but what do you think… …”
“… … Blegh!”
Islak’s eyes lit up wondering at Roul’s reaction.
“Sorry. My stomach is weak… …”
Roul turned to Islak’s puzzled gaze, blurring the ends of his words.
“Ah… …” Islak nodded, spitting out as if he understood.
Just then, a cry came from the front. Islak quickly ran to the place where the cry had been heard. After breaking through the bushes and arriving at the source of the cry, Islak was able to see knights and numerous corpses.
“They are all dead.”1st Knight Commander Emion approached and said.
“I don’t have proof, but it’s Kranus for sure.”
All black butterflies were painted on the left wrists of the corpses. At Emion’s words, Islak started looking for Pain’s body. However, Pain’s face was not visible. Of course, it wasn’t that there were no dents. There was one body without a head and the appearance of the body was familiar.
Islak kicked the body lying on his face and flipped it over. Then, he broke the leather armor with his sword and checked the chest. There was a long scar on the chest. Islak was surprised to see the scar.
It was obvious. In the past, Islak had inflicted a wound while chasing Pain.
‘I don’t know who it is, but….’
Looking at Pain’s body, Islak thought. It was unknown who killed Kranus’s murderers, including Pain.
However, seeing the tokens and heads taken, they will appear at the bounty office.
‘I will definitely repay you.’
“You have had a hard time.”
“No.”Roul shook his head at Islak’s words. He didn’t really do anything. He just walked.
Roul bowed his head to Islak, bowing, and headed for his tent. Upon entering the tent, Roul’s expression hardened.
Roul sat down and recalled the corpses he had seen in the Damp Wetlands. Dead bodies as if being pierced by a spear.
‘It was ‘child of darkness’.’
It was obviously the dark magic ‘Child of Darkness’ created by Archmage Lapis that penetrated the corpses’ belly. The ‘Child of Darkness’ was brought into action as Lapis disappears.
‘Who?’Who on earth cast that ‘Child of Darkness’?’Roul frowned and opened a sub-space.
Then he reached in and took out a crystal ball and put it down on the desk. Then, Roul pulled out a small glass bottle from his chest. The bottle contained purple powder .Roul opened the lid and sprinkled the powder on the crystal ball and he injected mana into the crystal ball.
Then, the powder permeated the crystal sphere and the crystal sphere started to shine.
-What is it?
Soon a faint voice came from Sujeong Gu.
Roul lost his voice. His body shook slightly and opened his mouth.
“… … The ‘Child of Darkness’ has appeared.”
-The ‘Child of Darkness’? Are you referring to Lapis’ ‘Child of Darkness’?
There was a slight surprise in the voice that was full of lightness.
-Who is it?
“I haven’t figured it out yet. But I think we can figure it out sooner or later. The Marquis of Islak is looking for him.”
-So you can report it as soon as you find it.
TN Note: Hello Everyone! I had access to the raws for a bit but when I checked today I didn’t. I am trying to regain access but here is the chapter I translated and proofread. If there are perhaps any mistakes please post to the discord. Also please direct any other questions there. This is my first time translating and looking up certain idioms was interesting haha. Enjoy! ~Makarovfey