Chapter 193: Chapter 192: Lee Jiwon Again? Part II
The Cheng Long Guild’s headquarters…
A conference table was split cleanly in half with Wai Chung standing over it, his fist still outstretched and shaking in anger. “Lee Jiwon, that son of a bitch!”
The King-Emperor’s Commitment had completely secured first place with such an overwhelming record. Wai Chung wasn’t sure about it at first, but when he read the item’s description, he realized where it was from.
“There was more to the sacrifice!” He didn’t have a single piece of solid information, but he could tell it was from the Tomb quest.
“Please calm down, sir.”
“Please, sir. Anger won’t solve…” The officers’ pleas only served to anger Wai Chung even more. Cheng Long had gotten nothing out of the Tomb quest after all they had put in to it. No, it was better to say that they had lost more than they got out of it. They had paid Lee Jiwon seven hundred and fifty million golden rings, and the Sunbin Guild were the ones to get the two King-Emperor items.
Frankly, Wai Chung had pushed it far from his mind because of how disgraceful it was, but thanks to Lee Jiwon, Wai Chung began to recall what had happened that day. Lee Jiwon was supposed to take on seventy irreversible death penalties as the sacrifice. It was why Wai Chung had to pay him the golden rings. But that obviously wasn’t what had happened after Lee Jiwon had stepped onto the altar. No, what Lee Jiwon got instead was an unbelievable treasure. Wai Chung was swindled!
“Fucking Dongyi bastards! I swear I’ll tear them into pieces!” It didn’t help that Lee Jiwon had recently taken away the Glacier Gauntlets. Every time Wai Chung remembered it, he grew angrier and angrier.
“Is there no one out there who can do away with Lee Jiwon?”
“Well… the underworld hasn’t accepted our requests pertaining to Lee Jiwon.”
There existed an entire network of underworld guilds and organizations that spanned the globe. These organizations were willing to do anything to anyone, like kidnapping or assassinations, as long as they were paid enough.
Cheng Long had made a request to the secret organizations to deal with Lee Jiwon, because doing it themselves would attract too much attention and came with too many consequences. However, not a single organization had accepted that request, even after Cheng Long had increased the offered amount several times. They all had the same reason as Cheng Long. Killing Lee Jiwon once wouldn’t end him. He would resurrect like any other deva, and what followed would be revenge.
There was not a single underworld organization that could withstand Lee Jiwon’s full might if he ever came knocking in the name of vengeance. The only other method was to kidnap him and imprison him somewhere, but even that was impossible. There was not a single person on this Earth who could drag Lee Jiwon away, and there was not a single prison that could ever keep him hidden away. If an underworld organization had that much strength, it wouldn’t exist in the underworld in the first place.
That was why Wai Chung had accepted Kazunari’s offer and left it all in his hands. If it was him, he could do it; he had to! But even the Dungeon Creator couldn’t defeat Lee Jiwon…
“Shit! Shit!” Wai Chung knew why the underworld wouldn’t dare bother Lee Jiwon, but he just couldn’t forgive the man for making a fool of him and his guild. “Find a way! I don’t care if it’s Lee Jiwon or those brown-nosing shits; I want them gone!”
“Yes, sir.” Wai Chung’s officers quickly replied but even they were frustrated. All of the spies they had sent to infiltrate Lee Jiwon’s family were all discovered and kicked out immediately by the five foreign guilds that guarded them viciously. They were practically untouchable now.
No one knew what to do with Lee Jiwon. They had once thought he was just some pest that had a decent streak of luck, but now, he had grown into a powerful dragon. In fact, some underworld organizations were even calling him the Emperor of the Monarchs.
Alexandria’s Pharos Dungeon…
“It feels good to get away from home every now and then.”
The reactions from registering my Commitment were even more explosive than I had expected. Everyone got to see how powerful it was, and believed that its very existence was a cheat. Even my allies all thought so, too. I had received a call from each faction, telling me how jealous they were and congratulating me on an easy win. I could tell they were all saying that to stay in my good graces, but I didn’t mind. I still needed them in my corner, after all.
“There’s only one day left, huh?” There was only one more day remaining until the quest ended. The item registration had already ended four days ago, so the rankings were still the same.
“I’m looking forward to the quest rewards.” I got back up again and gripped my spear as I headed to another horde of Crocs. The reward would come tomorrow. All I had to do today was hunt.
Back at my house the next day…
The ‘Bring Me Your Best Treasure!’ quest was one minute away from ending, and I waited for the quest on the terrace overlooking my garden. Since the item registration had already ended, there was no way anyone could ever do a total reversal and take first place from me. Soon, the quest finally ended and once again, my name was shown to everyone around the world.
==[Bring Me Your Best Treasure! quest has ended.
Quest rewards will be granted to 1st to 50th place.
Lee Jiwon has secured 1st, 3rd and 11th place and obtained a total of 635,520 converted points. As a result, Lee Jiwon will receive 2/3 more of the quest rewards.
You have received a Rank 8 Random Item Chest.
You have received 1,550 Stat points.
You have received 1 skill point.
You have received 245,000,000 golden rings.]==
==[You may receive your quest rewards be completing the quest at the quest board.]==
“Hehehe!” These rewards were twice as good as the rewards from the Time Attack quest. Those extra 1550 Stat points will also be great to get my base STR closer to 20,000. “It would be perfect if I can get a couple more quests like this!”
I got up from my seat and headed out to get my rewards and spend my new skill point. “Blink 1. Blink 2.” I put on my hat and sunglasses and headed straight for the Store. Once I got there, I went up the skill shop.
“Show me your skills.”
When I got the Dungeon Mole, I had thought about a skill that would go great with it. I entered the skill I wanted in the search bar. “Summon: Sparrow.”
Grants the ability to summon a Sparrow.
There is a limit to its abilities as it isn’t very strong and is very small.
Requirements to learn: 900 AGI]==
This skill was like Shared Vision; it allowed me to see through the eyes of the summoned Sparrow. It was as good as sharing notes with someone, and it didn’t have any combat abilities at all. I could learn the stronger Eagle summon that could attack but it required two skill points to learn. Basically, I was just learning it so that I could use Predation on it. I didn’t need the summoned beast to attack. No matter how many times the Eagle attacked, it wouldn’t ever match up to my attack power. A Sparrow that could fly in the air was enough for me.
“Learn Summon: Sparrow.”
“Summon: Sparrow costs 5,000 golden rings. With your 20% VIP discount, your total comes out to 4,000 golden rings.”
I handed the clerk the money and left the Store to head home. “Predation works on the Dungeon Mole because it’s rare, so it should work on the Sparrow too, right?” That was the only explanation on my Predation ability that made sense. It only worked on the Dungeon Mole, and not on anyone or anything else.
As I neared my house, I could hear a buzz of voices coming from the yard. Once I entered through the gate, I was met with a boom as party poppers went off. I saw a huge sign hung above the yard and saw a line of chefs cooking on one side of the yard. I looked up to read the sign.
[Congratulations to Lee Jiwon for getting First Place in the Bring Your Best Treasure! quest!]
“…” I was shocked into silence. Just then, a few people brought over a giant cake in front of me.
“Go on! Blow out the candles!”
“So many people are talking about you, young master! We’re so proud to have you lead us!”
I wasn’t sure how to react. I didn’t expect them to do this at all. At that moment, my mother came up to my side.
“Go on. Blow out the candles. We’ve all been preparing for this for the past five days.”
“Oh…okay.” I blew out the candles.
“Alright! Let’s party!”
“Young master, come over here!”
“Yeah, come eat with us!”
I was dragged to the large dining table that was set up in the middle of the yard and sat down next to my grandfather. The feast commenced and it wasn’t just for us.
“Hey, hey! I can smell the food all the way from outside.”
“Can we join in on your celebration, too?”
The liaisons of my allied factions had gathered around as well.
“Of course, of course! The more the merrier!”
The party doubled in size in an instant, and I still felt out of place. I never had anything like this happen to me before. I never even had my own birthday parties growing up.
“Jiwon,” my mother said as she sat down next to me.
“It looks good.”
“Huh?” I couldn’t get used to this atmosphere, and my mother was looking at me as if she enjoyed watching me squirm.
“It’s nice seeing you uncomfortable, not knowing how to react to something you never experienced before. But don’t worry. You’ll have many more chances to experience this in the future.”
“…” I finally understood what she meant. Every day since I came back to the past, I had more or less known what was going to happen and prepared myself fully for each event. But there were still some things that hadn’t happened in the past, and I just had to learn to adapt.
“You’re right! Next time…”