Chapter 99: Chapter 98: Guerilla Warfare Part III
At the site where the Tihwa Casino once stood, five minutes after Lee Jiwon Blinked away…
“This is… where our Tihwa Casino is supposed to be?”
As soon as they got the call, Toh and Wanhu gathered a thousand of their most elite soldiers and rushed over to the casino. It took them less than ten minutes to get there, but when they arrived, Lee Jiwon was nowhere to be seen.
The biggest problem here was… neither was their casino! Their biggest moneymaker in Macau was gone.
“Lee Jiwon, you bastard!”
“This has to be…” Wanhu suddenly recalled where Lee Jiwon was before he came to Macau; Cairo, Egypt. She remembered the Blood Prince and what he used to fight against the Myth Guild. “Guerilla tactics?”
“This… has to be guerilla warfare. Think about the fight between the Blood Prince and the Myth Guild.”
“Ah!” Toh finally understood what Wanhu was saying.
“Lee Jiwon has no intention of fighting us head on. He’s instead targeting our important facilities, just like the Blood Prince did!”
“Ugh, that worm!” All that work they put in setting up a new trap for Lee Jiwon was now all for naught.
“Master Toh, Mistress Wanhu!”
“What is it?!” Toh answered curtly.
“We found the ten guards who were here when Lee Jiwon attacked. Shall I bring them over?”
“Bring them here now!”
Soon, the ten guards were standing in front of Toh.
“If we tell you what happened, will you really give us golden rings?” asked one of the guards.
“That’s right. If you tell me everything what happened, I’ll give each of you 100,000 golden rings,” Qing quickly answered.
“Alright, thank you ma’am. Well, what happened was…”
The guards explained everything. They explained how Lee Jiwon got through the first guards and broke into the casino, and how he proclaimed to everyone what his intentions were. They also explained how Weiban applauded Lee Jiwon’s efforts, and how everyone else followed the Cheng Long Guild out of the casino.
“I tried to contact headquarters as soon as I saw him, but I couldn’t find the timeto while trying to avoid the Cheng Long Guild.”
“The same happened to me. As soon as I left, I called, but all I got was a dial tone.”
“Cheng Long! Fuck!” Toh was even more enraged at the fact that Weiban allowed this to happen. Weiban was one of their frequent clients for swapped Stats. He was also a frequent gambler even before the Otadolon Stage. Weiban probably held more casino chips than he did Hong Kong dollars.
“Fucking backstabbing Cheng Long motherfuckers!”
While Toh began shouting insults at the Cheng Long Guild, Wanhu glanced at Qing. Qing opened her inventory, paid the guards, and sent them away.
“Calm down, Toh.”
“Fuck!” Toh swore one last time. He was still seething.
“Qing, come up with a new plan to combat Lee Jiwon’s guerilla tactics.”
They began their return back to the Fort, leaving behind their treasured Tihwa Casino.
After Blinking away from the Tihwa Casino, I quickly wove through Macau’s buildings before coming to an abandoned one. I kept an ear out to make sure no one was following me, but it didn’t seem like there was anyone.
I sat down on the floor with a sigh.
“Well, at least I’m off to a good start.” I was in no rush. I was going to take my time knocking out the San Tuan Guild’s foundations.
I spent the entire day in the building and left at ten the next night for Macau. I put on a hat to cover my face from all the light illuminating the streets. I could also hear what the talk of the town clearly was.
“Did you see the Tihwan Casino get totally destroyed last night?”
“Of course I did.”
“The entire San Tuan Guild is livid now.”
“As they should be. It was the Tihwan Casino, of all places.”
“Man, that Lee Jiwon guy is no joke.”
“He’s the guy who defeated the invincible Blood Prince.”
“But what’s going to happen now? My friend who was there last night told me that Lee Jiwon was planning on hitting other places as well.”
“Yeah, I heard that too.”
“Damn! One man can plunge a single guild into chaos, huh?”
“I know, right? The San Tuan Guild can’t do anything about it. They’re pretty hush-hush about it, but Lee Jiwon did kill Wanhu.”
“Isn’t that a just a rumor? This is Wanhu we’re talking about. Besides, there are always at least a hundred guards roaming around.”
“I don’t know either, but there are a few saying the same story.”
“Damn…Macau is about to be flipped upside down by one man.”
“Hahaha. To be honest, it’s all fun to me. It’s funny watching them get taken down a notch.”
“Hey, be quiet! They’re on high alert these days.”
“It’s fine. It’s the truth, anyway!”
“Still, be careful. It’s your loss if you get unlucky.”
From what people were saying, Toh and Wanhu really took a huge hit from last night.
-Should I go there today, then?-
I had already decided to pay a visit to an underground casino. I took my time and walked through the streets of Macau. Not a single person gave me a second glance.
I stood on a thirteen story building and looked down at the building that was my target. The building didn’t have any signs on the outside, but had a emblem with three gold bars; the emblem of the San Tuan Guild.
-Would you look at that?-
The casino from last night only had ten guards. This one had at least thirty patrolling the grounds.
-So, you all think you’re prepared, do you? I’m sorry to say, but thirty is not even close to enough.-
I took out my Harrier from my inventory. “Mana Conversion – Ice. Warrior’s Brave Spirit.”
“Time to make another mess today. Cha!” I jumped down from the thirteen-story building and landed on the shoulders of a deva who seemed to be the leader of the guards.
The force of the fall pushed the deva thirty centimeters into the ground and the deva screamed out in pain. However, it wasn’t enough to kill him.
“Me.” I raised my spear and stabbed him in the head twice. As he had already taken significant damage when I landed on him, he quickly disappeared into a cloud of smoke.
“The captain…in one hit…”
“Shit! Why the hell are you here of all places?”
“We…we need to do as planned. We…uh…”
“Hurry up and notify base! The rest of you, surround him! We need to hold out a few more minutes and help will get here!”
The guards quickly came to and surrounded me. I soon heard people shouting from within the underground casino.
“Lee Jiwon is here!”
“This was his next target?”
A crowd of devas came out of the building. As I watched them, I noticed that they were very curious about what was going on. I turned back to the guards and saw that their faces were full of fear.
“Shit! Why did he pick this place?”
“Shut up! Don’t say that in front of the enemy.”
I already won the battle of wills. There was nothing more to see, soI charged in.
“Thick Earth Wall!”
I slashed at the wall coming up from the ground with my spear. The wall turned to mud and fell to the ground with two hits.
“Shit! Two hits? How high is his fucking damage?!”
“Stop complaining and attack him!”
I needed to be as quick about this as I was with the Tihwan Casino. I needed to destroy this place before reinforcements got here.
I dodged the arrows coming at me and slashed at the guards.
“He’s a monster!”
“Fuck! He has over 5,000,000 HP! What the fuck are we supposed to do here?”
It was one versus twenty-nine, but to the devas watching the fight, it was like a wolf in the middle of a flock of sheep. Not a single guard stood a chance.
“What a mess.”
“To think the San Tuan Guild could fall this easily…”
The San Tuan Guild was smaller compared to other guilds, with only about five thousand total members, but had more golden rings in its treasury. With all that money, the San Tuan Guild was known to be one of the strongest guilds in the world.
“Hey, whoever said it would be a good idea to pursue the bounty, step forward so I can hit you.”
“Don’t…don’t look at me!”
“Hey, I didn’t say that!”
The gamblers soon became silent and could only watch the guards in pity.
It took me less than three minutes to kill all of the guards.
“Fuck…!” The last guard swore at me before turning into a cloud of smoke. I didn’t bother to watch as I pulled out my spear and turned towards the gamblers. They visibly flinched.
“My name is Lee Jiwon and the San Tuan Guild has made me their enemy. I am here to exact my revenge and wish to raze this underground casino in front of me. Is that all right with you all?”
“Yeah! Shove it to them good!”
These gamblers were really okay with this, even though they were supposed to be the San Tuan Guild’s regular customers.
“Thank you.” I sprinted inside the building. It was smaller than the Tihwan Casino, and I made short work of it.
Once I confirmed that the underground casino was razed, I used Blink to get out of the area.
Over at the San Tuan Guild’s command room in Fortaleza do Monte…
It had been twenty-five days since Lee Jiwon began his guerilla warfare in Macau.
A group of guild members entered the command room. Waiting for them were Toh and Wanhu, their faces red with anger. One of the members carefully opened his mouth to address his bosses.
“Master Toh, Mistress Wanhu. I’m sorry to inform you that the Tsang Xi Casino was…”
Toh and Wanhu slammed down on the table in front of them hard.
“That…son of a bitch!”
“I swear I’m going to tear him apart!”
The only reason Toh and Wanhu remained the rulers of Macau was their complementary relationship. If one got angry, the other remained calm and made rational decisions. This made them a force to be reckoned with, and no one could ever challenge their authority.
That all changed when Lee Jiwon appeared. This time, they were both angry.
“It doesn’t make sense that we’re losing like this to one man!”
No one said anything. Everyone was hurting from Lee Jiwon’s guerilla tactics.
“Our death toll is now in the thousands. We’ve also lost too many of our facilities. He destroyed ten casinos, seven underground casinos, and three other businesses.”
“Apologies, ma’am,” said Qing.
They even set up traps that were designed to deal with his guerilla tactics, but they all failed. He was so perceptive that every time he felt threatened, he always retreated and stayed away from those areas.
It had already been twenty-five days, and the San Tuan Guild was stopped dead in its tracks. Not a single member could hunt in a dungeon, and all of the guild’s businesses were closed.
“That bastard is leaving the Hive auction house alone.”
“That just proves he’s smart. He’s not attacking it even though he knows it belongs to us, because he only wants to fight the guild.”
“If this goes on, we stand to lose everything. He may be alone, but there are thousands of us. He’s keeping us trapped here. We can’t even go dungeon diving!”
“We won’t be able to capture him if we keep fighting him in small numbers.”
“We need to finish this. Qing!”
“Have you made the appointment with the Cheng Long guild master and Luana?”
“Yes sir. It’s at 1 PM.”
“Do you really think they’ll help us?”
“They are definitely vultures waiting to feed on my corpse, which is why they haven’t returned to their home countries yet. But we don’t have a choice. We need their help,” Toh answered, still red with anger.