Chapter 207: Chapter 206: The Perfect Conclusion Part IV
Astes and the Abu Dhabi Guild were speechless as they watched the Reaper and Lee Jiwon fight again. It wasn’t really a fight; it was more like Lee Jiwon had turned into a child and was playing around with the Reaper. No one knew what to say. Just a few moments ago, it seemed that the Reaper was going to win while Lee Jiwon was collapsed on the ground, unable to catch his breath.
“Hehehe!” Shaman Ko found Fayez’s reactions amusing.
“Let go! Let me go!” But this was torture for Fayez. Fayez struggled as hard as he could, but his Armor of Death was pretty much completely stripped off him now. Now that it was destroyed, Fayez was starting to lose HP.
“Come forth! Roots of Death!”
“Hehehe! That tickles!”
“…” What was he supposed to do if the Roots of Death tickled Lee Jiwon, and didn’t hurt him? Fayez was truly starting to hurt, but the face on Lee Jiwon told him that he was actually enjoying this. Lee Jiwon squirmed and giggled as the Roots snaked their way up Lee Jiwon’s leg, until he swatted them away when they tickled him too much. It was just a small slap, but the force of it slammed the Roots back to the ground, where they disappeared into a cloud of black smoke.
“Hehehe! You’re fun!”
Fayez was in danger, but he just didn’t know what else to do. He began to panic more and more.
Shaman Ko enjoyed horseplay the most, and enjoyed tussling around with Fayez, especially because of Fayez’s reactions. Shaman Ko threw Fayez into the air and kicked him in the shoulder when Fayez landed back onto the ground.
Shaman Ko scrambled back onto Fayez’s back like a toy horse. “Again! Do it again! Throw those black things again!” Shaman Ko cried out as he shook Fayez by the collar. He had no idea he was slamming Fayez’s head into the ground repeatedly. “Will you do it if we play some more? Okay!”
Everything was a game to Shaman Ko. Shaman Ko slammed Fayez into the ground again and threw him up into the air and tore at what remained of Fayez’s Armor. It didn’t take long until Fayez was in complete tatters.
“Gah! Mantle of Death!” Fayez struggled to get away whenever he could, but it was to no avail. Nothing worked on Shaman Ko. Actually, it was more accurate to say that every time Fayez struggled, it only made Shaman Ko more excited. It was evident from the laughter that came from Lee Jiwon’s mouth.
“Hehehe! Huh?” After Shaman Ko completely tore away and destroyed Fayez’s Armor of Death, he saw something shiny inside Fayez. Shaman Ko was greedy. Shaman Ko sat himself over Fayez’s torso, held down Fayez’s arms with his knees, and stuck his hand inside Fayez’s chest.
“Gaah!” Fayez screamed loudly in pain, as this blow had inflicted way more damage than those before. Fayez squirmed to get out of Shaman Ko’s hold and threw Death Bombs and Death Bursts at Shaman Ko, but Shaman Ko remained planted on Fayez’s chest.
Shaman Ko ignored Fayez’s cries of pain and continued to dig through Fayez’s chest. All he could see right now was the shiny object residing within Fayez.
“Fuck…!” Fayez was angry and frustrated and scared at the same time. No matter what he did, he couldn’t push Lee Jiwon away. Fayez knew that Lee Jiwon was strong during their first bout. Fayez knew he could lose even though Lee Jiwon didn’t have Unrivaled working for him, but Fayez had no choice. Lee Jiwon was his Target and Fayez had to kill him. That was why Fayez had to turn to his secret weapon, the Incarnation of Death, and was able to finally hurt Lee Jiwon.
It wasn’t easy, though. His Armor of Death, which was supposed to be invincible, was half-destroyed by Lee Jiwon, but that was okay. Fayez had won. All he needed was one more attack and Lee Jiwon would have died. But the tables had turned once more. Lee Jiwon had become much stronger than before. No, this was more than that. Lee Jiwon had turned into something else, something inhuman. The giggles Lee Jiwon made were nothing of this Earth, and they sent shivers down Fayez’s spine.
Fayez was afraid.
“Fuck! Fuck! Gah!” Tears started to well up in Fayez’s eyes. He could only watch as his chest was torn over and over again. If he died here, he wouldn’t be able to complete the Target quest within the time frame, meaning he was going to incur additional penalties and lose Death’s Sovereignty.
“Fuck! This is so unfair! You cheater! Why is this happening to me!?” Fayez cried out, but he had no idea that this wasn’t the end…
Shaman Ko shoved his entire hand inside Fayez’s chest to try and grab the shiny object that resided inside the man, but it kept escaping his clutches. “Why can’t I touch it?” Shaman Ko could clearly see the shining black object by now, but his hand just couldn’t reach it.
“Grr!” Shaman Ko was growing annoyed and stuck his entire arm inside.
“Gah!” Fayez screamed out in pain, but Shaman Ko ignored him.
“Grr! Open up!” Shaman Ko yelled out before reaching inside once more. This time, the result was different. Shaman Ko’s hand didn’t enter the hole in Fayez’s chest, instead breaking through the space separating Shaman Ko from the object.
Finally, Shaman Ko could touch it!
“Hehehe!” Shaman Ko grabbed a piece of the object and pulled his hand out of the space. He opened up his hand to look down at the shiny thing and carefully licked it. Fayez’s black wave tasted gross, so Shaman Ko was wary about this one.
“It’s tasty!” Shaman Ko quickly shoved the entire object into his mouth and swallowed it. A message appeared before him, but Shaman Ko didn’t care… and couldn’t read.
==[You obtained 7% of Death’s Sovereignty.]==
Shaman Ko wasn’t the only one to receive this message.
“What…what is this? Fuck! What did you do!? How is this possible!?” Fayez had received it as well. He was going to lose Death’s Sovereignty if he died here anyway but he didn’t expect Lee Jiwon to take it away!
Shaman Ko didn’t care about Fayez’s ranting and reached back inside to grab more of the shiny object. All he cared about was how to get back inside that space and take more of the tasty thing.
==[You obtained 18% of Death’s Sovereignty.]==
==[You obtained 34% of Death’s Sovereignty.]==
Shaman Ko kept eating and eating, not paying attention to the messages that appeared before him. Soon, Shaman Ko finished it off as the final message appeared; telling him that he had obtained 100% of Death’s Sovereignty, but he didn’t even glance at it. He just rubbed his belly and belched.
Fayez stared at the message in front of him in despair.
==[You have lost 100% of Death’s Sovereignty.]==
He had no idea he would become Lee Jiwon’s offering when he entered the Battlefield. He also had no idea his Death’s Sovereignty could be stolen by anyone. But Lee Jiwon did it. He actually stole it. Lee Jiwon was truly the Emperor of the Monarchs.
“Hmm… is there more?” Lee Jiwon asked as if he wasn’t satisfied with stealing away Death’s Sovereignty. Fayez grew angry, but that rage quickly turned into despair.
Fayez was a fool. He was a fool to think that he could face Lee Jiwon on his own. He wanted to turn back time, not to take revenge but to crawl into a hole and hide. He wanted to never show himself in front of Lee Jiwon ever again.
“I’m bored!” With nothing else to do, Shaman Ko grabbed Fayez by the ankles again and began slamming his body into the ground repeatedly. Fayez didn’t make a single sound. He had already given up, now that he had lost his exclusive ability for good. Fayez let Shaman Ko slam him into the ground again and again until his body disappeared into a cloud of smoke.
Another Monarch had died very disgracefully.
“Huh?” Shaman Ko’s toy had disappeared. Shaman Ko was still bored, so he got back up to his feet. There were still many toys he could play around with, and five thousand of them, at that. Shaman Ko looked over the five thousand people, and they stared back with bated breath.
“Hehehe.” Shaman Ko was happy; he had so many toys to play with! Shaman Ko turned towards the two thousand Abu Dhabi soldiers first. He wanted to save the best for last, and the best had the most people. Unbeknownst to Shaman Ko, however, this was the Battlefield of Valor, and Lee Jiwon and the Abu Dhabi were on the same side. Shaman Ko tried to charge and attack the Abu Dhabi soldiers, but his body wouldn’t move the way he wanted it to.
Unfazed, Shaman Ko turned towards the Astes soldiers instead. This time, there was nothing holding him back. “Hehehe! Let’s play!” Shaman Ko rushed at the Astes soldiers.
It was one against 2800. No matter how strong Lee Jiwon was, 2800 soldiers should have been enough to overrun him, but the Astes soldiers were being killed by Lee Jiwon with a single blow.
“Shit! Stop him!”
“We must kill Lee Jiwon while he’s alone! If Abu Dhabi joins him, we’re done for!” Khalid shouted.
The Abu Dhabi Guild just watched, however, as Lee Jiwon ran head on to meet the Astes army. They couldn’t believe what was going on.
The Astes army rained down a torrent of spells and magic upon Lee Jiwon in an attempt to slow his advances, but they were only rewarded with more giggling.
“Hehehe! That tickles!”
The Astes soldiers stared in shocked silence. Not all of the attacks had met their mark, but enough did, but Lee Jiwon just brushed them off and charged. That wasn’t the only thing they were shocked about as well.
“11 o’clock! He’s at your 11 o’clock!”
“No, he’s at your seven!”
“Are you screwing with me? He’s over here!”
Lee Jiwon was all over the place. Once he killed off one group of soldiers, he bounded over to another on the other side so quickly that it was almost like he was at multiple places at once. The Astes army was quickly plunged into chaos.
“It seems… not interfering would be more helpful to Lee Jiwon…”
“It does, doesn’t it?…” Baden agreed with Umaru. They were both afraid of this new Lee Jiwon. They knew for a fact that Lee Jiwon had tried to attack them, but changed direction at the last moment. They and the rest of the Abu Dhabi soldiers watched as the Astes soldiers screamed for their lives.